I wake up and make my way to the fridge. Sometimes I forget to not drink anything take an adrenal shot but I think the alcohol in the tincture might do away with some of the bacteria along with the acids in my stomach.
These Organic coconut chews are easy to make and fantastically beneficial for your health. Though you can use different essential oils, you can even simply sprinkle cinnamon into this mixture and you will get amazing results, I used thieves oil. I like to use Marseille’s Remedy which is both alcohol and chemical-free and uses all organic ingredients which include; Clove oil, Lemon Oil, Cinnamon Oil, Blue Mallee Eucalyptus and rosemary.
Thieves Oil Benefits
- Strengthens the immune system
- Anti Inflammatory
- Is an expectorant
- Aids in reducing pain
- Stimulates Digestion
- Stimulates blood and lymph flow
- Clears the sinuses
Organic Coconut Oil Chews
2oo ml Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
15-25 drops of Thieves Oil
2 silicone molds
- Melt the coconut oil over a double boiler.
- Transfer to a spouted measuring cup and add in the essential oil drops.
- Place two silicone molds on plates (so as to make transferring them into the fridge or outside easier)
- Pour in melted coconut oil into the molds. Let them solidify in the fridge or outside if it is cold enough.
- After about 1 hour pop them out, place them in a sealed jar and leave them in the fridge.
- Take one every morning.
I let mine sit outside as it was -19 C in Toronto at the time. They are absolutely fantastic. The fish molds are smaller so at the beginning those are the ones I started with and I worked my way up to the hearts.
Oil Pulling is a fantastic and very inexpensive way to take care of your oral health. A procedure at the dentist can not only be very expensive, but painful and if its a root canal can overtime have repercussions on your health.
To learn more about the benefits of oil pulling Read the Kenko article Oil Pulling – Holistic oral Care.
The benefits of Oil Pulling
Oil Pulling has many positive effects on one’s well being. Oral microorganisms, when exposed to the inner environment of the body, have the potential to cause and or contribute to numerous health problems. Teeth often remain infected even after a root canal is done and research has shown that this can lead to and influence various diseases such as; kidney and heart issues, eyesight problems, ulcers or the stomach, ovarian disease, etc (Fife, B., 2008). This is known as focal infection theory (which though not widely practiced is now a Fact of Western Medicine), which entails that there is a connection between dental health and systemic disease.
Benefits you will see in your mouth
- whiter teeth
- removal of bacteria
- reduction in inflammation especially around the gums
- elimination of bad breath
- whiter or pale pink gums = strong gums
- no more gum bleeding
- aids in healing infected areas
- aids in the prevention and elimination of gingivitis
- aids in the prevention and elimination of plaque
- aids in the prevention of cavities (in some cases has reversed a cavity)
- aids in the prevention of periodontal disease
Benefits for the whole body
- aids in detoxification
- eases the strain on the liver and kidneys
- weight loss
- suppressing candida growth
- elimination of acne
- aids in the prevention of asthma
- boosts up energy
- aids in the prevention of eczema
- aids in healing IBS
- beneficial at moving lymph – particularly good for the thyroid.
- beneficial against dandruff
- beneficial against the appearance of some worts.
(Usman, M & Davidson, J, 2014) (Larsen, S.Y., 2017) (Amith, H., et al., 2007)
It is important to start thinking about the body from the inside, and that inside should begin at the mouth. There is so much that goes into your body and through the mouth is where most of it enters (the rest is the nose – with breathing). if you exercise your muscles, take probiotics for gut health – you should start to think more about keeping your oral cavity clean and healthy.
Amith, H., Ankola, A, Nagesh, L. (2007). Effect of Oil Pulling on Plaque and Gingivitis.Journal of Oral Health Comm Dentistry.Volume 1, Issue 1, pages 12-18.
Larsen, S.Y. (2017).Oil Pulling: Cleansing Therapy to Reverse gum disease and Heal the Body.Createspace Independent Publishing Platform.
Usman, M., & Davidson, J. (2014).Oil Pulling – The Magic of Ancient Era. United States: JD BIz Publishing.
Amanda Filipowicz is a certified nutritional practitioner (CNP) with a bachelor in environmental studies (BES) from York University. She also has certification in clinical detoxification, prenatal and postnatal care as well as nutrition for mental health. She has been working as a nutritionist since 2013 and is a lifelong proponent of eating healthy.