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    Benefits of Oil Pulling & how to add Essential Oils to supercharge

    Benefits of Oil Pulling & how to add Essential Oils to supercharge

    Swishing some coconut oil around your mouth for 10-20mins to kill nasty bacteria?  Really?  Oh yes indeed and it’s something that I religiously do every morning after scraping the gunk off my tongue with the back of a spoon… more on that later.

    It involves swishing oil all around your mouth to kill bacteria which has built up during the night and encourages overall oral hygiene improving the health of your teeth and gums. It literally sucks the toxins out of your mouth and creates a clean, antiseptic oral environment to prevent cavities and disease. 

    Oil pulling is an ancient ritual and used primarily in India’s Ayurvedic medicine, also known as gandusha. They believe that it can purify the entire system as each section of the tongue is connected to different organs such as to the kidneys, lungs, liver, heart, small intestines, stomach, colon, and spine, similarly to reflexology.

    Introducing Essential oils into your routine for some extra punch!

    • Put a smaller container with organic coconut oil into your bathroom - easy access, no excuses

    • Put a large spoon ( I use a dessert spoon) into your toothbrush cup - again, easy access, no excuses

    • In the morning you wake up, go to the toilet. I then rinse my mouth to moisture things a little.  

    • Take your spoon and scrape your tongue. You will be surprised at what comes off. Make sure to go from back to front & also down the sides. Clean spoon and rinse your mouth.

    • Using the same spoon get a generous spoonful of coconut oil out of the tub/jar. At this point you can add a few drops of your favourite essential oil ( see suggestions below) 

    • Place this in your mouth. Be patient. It is a strange sensation as often the oil is hard and needs to be broken down by the warmth of your mouth. Move it slowly around your mouth and it will become liquid. The rule is to use an amount that you can tolerate and increase as you go.

    • Have a shower, do what you need to. Anything but talking! Swish the oil in your mouth as you would a mouthwash for at least 20 minutes as is the required amount to penetrate bacterias

    • When finished make sure you dont dispose of the oil down the sink as it will block the drains when it hardens. Dispose of in the garbage bin or compost 

    • Thoroughly rinse your mouth using warm water

    • Clean your teeth with toothbrush to ensure all bacteria are gone

    • Enjoy the freshness!

    • For everyday use: Add 3 drops of wild orange, lemon and peppermint with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
    • When battling an infection or sickness: Change it up a bit and mix clove oil, cinnamon oil or  tea tree oil as a homeopathic remedy.

    Coconut Oil Pulling with Young Living Essential Oils Suggestions:

    • Peppermint:  Peppermint is good for giving you an energy boost both mental and physical, give you lovely fresh breath,  and helps maintain a healthy digestive system.
    • Orange: Orange is very uplifting and tastes amazing. 
    • Grapefruit: Grapefruit is fresh, invigorating and tasty.
    • Lemon:  Lemon is good for so many things including cleansing, detoxing, uplifting, supporting a healthy immune system and easing everyday stresses. 
    • Oregano:  Oregano is traditionally used to help cleanse the mouth so it’s a good oil to be used with oil pulling. 
    • Rosemary: Rosemary supports a healthy lifestyle regimen and smells and tastes wonderful.

    Sovereignty

    Sovereignty

    Sovereignty.....it is a word that I have noticed a lot lately. With the world becoming a bit more of a crazy place, the act of ‘sovereignty, or ‘self-ownership’ seems most important right now.

    It is the concept of ‘property in one’s own person’, taking charge and full responsibility of what we place on and in our bodies and for our day to day choices in general.

    Many of us are Mother’s, we are wholly responsible for our children, their health, their protection. As a Mum myself I know in the few instances in my daughter’s life where I have had to rise up and defend her. Luckily only one or two moments in a physical sense as we don’t live in the middle of a war torn or dangerous country. But what I have realised is that my instincts are stronger than my self control. The adrenaline flows and I become the protective Leo lion that I am proud to be. I would put my life before that of my daughter’s, whatever needed to be done I would do, it is in every cell of my body and beware if that is challenged. As parents we all have that I have no doubt.

    Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth’ 

    -Albert Einstein

    In a moralistic sense these moments of fierce protection have come up quite a few times and I have felt myself in the last year more and more being very open in my messages to her, in my teaching and direction. As a mother I take this very seriously, the woman she will become is to a large extent (am not going to take all the credit here!!) to my example and what I impart upon her, what I make sure she is exposed to and what she consumes, both in the sense of food but also information. The world in which she will live in will be shaped by our actions TODAY, both in the sense of climate change but also personal freedoms.

    The Women’s Movement has helped us have a voice, to say ‘no this is not okay’. We must retain those rights to stand proud in our ability and power to TAKE ACTION and protect our FREEDOMS. We don’t want this ‘new paradigm’, this ever increasing totalitarian measures to strip us of our humanity and the things that make life worth living.

    As an advocate for functional medicine and integrative healthcare, the treatment of the individual as whole is crucial. Peak health, for both body, mind and soul can never be achieved when toxins are present. Toxic people, toxic thoughts, toxic food and water.We are in the midst of a health epidemic driven by environmental and also hidden corporate agendas.Climate change and the resulting health impacts can’t be ignored. It is serious and many major bodies like the ‘Australian Medical Association’ ( AMA), the ‘Royal Australasian College of Physicians’ (RACP) and many more have all declared a ‘Climate Emergency’, pressuring the Government to take immediate action.

    The huge increase in obesity, ADHD, Autism, and increase in depression and suicide even in younger children is so, so sad. Stories of high school girls self harming, cutting their arms. It’s all messed up. 

     

    We need to question the status quo. We need to question the mainstream media and what the agendas are behind the scenes. We need to think about what we put in and on our bodies. Toxins are real, chemicals are real, pesticides are real, hidden agendas are real and they are everywhere. It’s not the one time that causes damages, it is the compound effect over years and years. It’s the ‘new way of being’ that slowly erodes our freedoms without us even noticing. 

     

    What can we do?

    • Choose the best food you can and stop putting 'Frankenfood' in yours and your families mouth

    • Meditate, create positive energy, lift your vibration… it will prevail

    • Ask questions and teach your children to ask them also

    • Be curious and educate yourself. This is not a time in the history of mankind to be ignorant, it is your duty to understand. Do it for your children

    • Have a voice, don’t be one of the many who will follow blindly. Eyes, ears and hearts open

    • Find your tribe, find the community of people who share the same values. Your values are what define you. Be proud of them, fight for them. Teach your children

    So now my actions and focus are on making sure my child has a prosperous future. Not only the skills for modern day survival but strength, inner fortitude, open eyes, values that matter and the best health possible. So as her example, I show her that I have a voice. I talk about the important issues, I question, I find strength in like minded people. I am grateful and even though she sometimes say ‘Mum why do you always do that?’ I actually stop and smell the roses.

     

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