Day 8

Day 8
​DETOX AND OIL PULLING

You made it through the first week, the most challenging of the 3 weeks. 
ONE WEEK DOWN, 2 MORE TO GO!!
 
Check in with yourself today.  How are you feeling?  How is your body feeling?  At this point I normally notice that I am feeling lighter and waking up with more energy. Some bloating has gone away and the withdrawal symptoms I was having have subsided. 
 
Now I want to teach you about these simple ways to assist in the detox of your body.  A few times a week during the cleanse, I swish coconut oil around in my mouth for 15 minutes as a method of detoxing.  I know that sounds strange but it is amazing how effective this simple act is for your overall body health.  I want to teach you how to use this simple traditional method of detoxing that you can use everyday.
 
Oil Pulling
 

Oil pulling is a traditional Indian detox technique that involves swishing oil in the mouth.  I love this because it is so beneficial, extremely effective, cheap, and easy.  Oil pulling helps the body’s natural detoxification process. Usually it is best done in the morning upon waking but can be done at any time.  It can act like a cup of coffee, waking you up, but it also helps remove all the bacteria sitting in your mouth that regulaer brushing doesn’t eliminate.
 
 Benefits of Oil Pulling:

  •   healthy dental hygiene
  •   whiter teeth
  •   pink, healthy gums
  •   speeds up metabolism
  •   removes fuzzy morning fog
  •   prevents and fights tooth decay
  •   protect teeth against bacterial rot
  •   improves digestion

 
 Directions:
 
  1. Put a Tablespoon of oil in your mouth (I prefer coconut oil bit you can use olive oil or avocado oil)
  2. Start swishing it around your mouth.  Do this for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Spit out the oil.  It should be milky and watery.  If your mouth still feels oily you didn’t pull long enough.
  4. Rinse out your mouth.  DO NOT SWALLOW THE OIL as it is filled with bacteria. It is best to use salt water to rinse, then give your teeth a good brushing.
 
 Things to Remember:

  •   Always use cold-pressed unrefined oil
  •   Use on an empty stomach
  •   Don’t swallow the oil has it has bacteria in it now
  •   Spit out in toilet since bacteria might not be good for sink

 
 
Meal Ideas:
Breakfast: Gluten-free bread with almond or peanut butter
Lunch: Vegetarian Sushi Rolls – seaweed wrapped in sprouts,cucumber
carrot, avocado, rice, etc.
Dinner: Baked Sweet Potato with steamed or sauteed veggies.  Use   coconut oil or grape seed oil and salt to taste
Snacks: Hummus and cucumbers, carrots or corn chips
 
Recipes:        
Homemade Hummus
Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cooked garbanzo beans
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2-4 garlic cloves
  • 2 T Tahini (or 4 T sesame seeds)
  • 4 T lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • add cayenne pepper if you want a little spice

 
Directions:

  • Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and mix until smooth
  • Taste and add more spices if needed 

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