Warning: This post gets sort of gross….Recently I added oil pulling into my daily hygiene routine. It’s an Ayurvedic folk remedy that cleans your teeth and leaves you smelling sort of like a salad. All you have to do is gargle with oil for 15 minutes first thing in the morning.
Oil pulling first piqued my interest because I like my mouth hyper fresh. I floss everyday. But on top of oral cleanliness, Ayurvedic practitioners say the habit removes toxins from your body and cures just about everything shy of general insanity and psychotic jealousy.
This is because your tongue is supposedly mapped by organ locations, which means that each section of the tongue is connected to a different part of the body–heart, kidneys, lungs, spleen, liver, intestines, colon, etc, and by removing toxins from the tongue you are also detoxing the correlating body part. Continue reading