I have been plagued with a horrible toothache for months now. I know the cause and quite frankly, after having two teeth extracted two years ago, I refuse to go through that again. This has lead me on a research expedition to find ways to reverse tooth decay and o”fix” other tooth issues. I recently purchased the eBook Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel. In it, he propose nutritional changes to help repair decaying teeth and prevent future tooth decay. His philosophies are based in large part on those of Dr. Weston Price with some alterations.
While I await the arrival of my cod liver oil, I am dealing with severe tooth pain. I have been chewing garlic and applying cayenne pepper paste to the tooth and while most work temporarily, longevity seems to be an unattainable goal. Then, while scouring the Interweb for holistic remedies, I came across something called oil pulling.
Simply put, you swish sunflower oil or sesame oil around your mouth being sure to pull it between your teeth for 20 minutes in the morning before eating or drinking anything. The oil pulls toxins and bacteria out of your mouth and your body. People have reported amazing results with oil pulling being held responsible for migraine, asthma, and allergy relief as well as promoting stronger teeth and reducing tooth pain.
Reducing tooth pain? Hell yeah! At this point I will try ANYTHING!
So, after some more research I found that coconut oil can be used for oil pulling as well. So, I liquified some and started pulling some oil. And the pain went away. It’s been about an hour and it has not returned…. This was enough to make me decide to do a 30 day oil pulling experiment. I will do it every morning and report on how I feel later that day.
Who knows, maybe oil pulling really is an ancient remedy for what ails us!
photo credit: Helen Ong