Lately I've been hearing about this craze of "oil pulling." Now, it sounds odd, but that's because it is. It's considered alternative medicine and apparently can increase your health. But, as someone who has a medical history, I've tried everything to get my body back to normal after having a stroke in 2010. So today I decided that since my feeds are full of this 'trend,' that I would give it a try.
Using 1-2 teaspoons of oil (I used Olive Oil, but Coconut is recommended), swish it around your mouth for 15-20 minutes. Yes, it is a tad time consuming. Now, considering I wish I had Coconut Oil in my presence, the taste of olive oil was not exactly pleasant (bare with me, the taste goes away after a while). After swishing it around, it should start to become milky and white, which means it's full of bacteria. When the time is up, spit it out into the trash (not the sink). Rinse for 1-2 minutes with warm water, preferably salt water.
My results: I didn't feel different afterwards, but it was also the first time I had tried it. When I was swishing around, I did notice the liquid getting thicker, so I did get rid of some bacteria. I will be trying it again in a few days to see how it goes a second time.
IF you give this a try, let me know how your results were! They can be tweeted at @laprincesalola and I will certainly read them.