Everyday Life & Toxic Buildup
Obtaining a natural and healthy lifestyle is more difficult than ever. Today’s consumer is inundated with toxins. We encounter toxins in everything from the pesticides that are used on the fruits and vegetables we eat to the hormones that are laced in the milk we drink. Combine these elements with the pollution we breathe as well as the sedentary and stressful lifestyles we lead, the result is the perfect recipe for toxic buildup.
The majority of toxins in our body are released via the PURE System, which helps “purify” our body by ridding it of toxins.
PURE = Perspiration + Urination + Respiration + Excretion
Common causes of toxic buildup:
- Spending most of your time in front of computers or steering wheels in artificially air-conditioned environments
- Consumption of unhealthy and untimely processed fast foods
- Lack of water (drinking mostly dehydrating liquids such as sodas, alcohol, teas and coffee)
- A lack of exercise, which prohibits the body from releasing toxins
Over time, these factors can create a vicious cycle of toxic buildup.
Toxic buildup can clog the body’s lymphatic system, which affects every organ and cell in the human body. An unhealthy lymphatic system cannot easily absorb or discharge unwanted body fat, carry away excess body fluids and toxins or heal inflammation of the body’s muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, endocrine and nervous systems. This can lead to health problems such as weight gain, migraines, aching joints, constipation, energy loss, mental fog, mental confusion, mood change, insomnia, restlessness, muscular spasms, a weakened immune system and nausea.
Once there is an accumulation of toxins, the body doesn’t know where to store them, which results with it sending them to fat cells which become the “warehouses” for storing whatever is in excess. This backup strategy for dealing with toxic overload expands the number of fat cells creating stuffed toxin-laden fat cells; commonly referred to as “toxic fat”. This process is likely done to get the toxic trash out of our circulation and away from essential organs, while also serving as a self defense mechanism for our body against getting poisoned.
Another unwanted side effect is that it causes easy weight gain and complicates weight loss because your body does not easily give up the toxic fat it has stored.
The body sends water around the toxic fat as its self defense mechanism causing inflammation.
Even at low levels, circulating chemical messengers of inflammation turns the body on itself. In their role of walling off and destroying, inflammatory messengers tell blood vessels to thicken, blood cells to get sticky and scar tissue to infiltrate organs. This chronic process causes heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and many more ailments.
The oil soluble toxins, toxic fat, are surrounded by water, making it extremely difficult for the body to burn the fat. This is similar to how a balloon filled with water put over a flame such as a candle will not pop or burst.
Now that you understand that toxins are oil soluble and the science behind it all, you can move on and understand how oil pulling works!
Oil Pulling and Ayurveda for Detoxification
Oil pulling is an ancient form of Ayurvedic practice based on the idea that self healing is optimum when the three humors ( or ” doshas”) are balanced. Dating back more than 5,000 years, the practice of oil pulling removes toxins which themselves are oil soluble . Oil pulling is most effective when a pure and dosha-balanced oil is gently swished in the mouth for a required period of time.
How Oil Pulling Works
When Dosha balanced pure oil is swished in the mouth, oil soluble toxins dumped in saliva adhere to the oil. According to Kulreet Chaudhary, MD a prominent neurologist and Ayurveda expert “the body has several mechanisms that allow it to ‘dump’ toxic particles into the salivary glands. Following Ayurvedic tradition, oil pulling helps to increase the secretion of saliva and trap the toxins within the oil particles. With oil pulling, the salivary glands of the mouth function as a detoxifying organ”.
The act of swishing the oil pulls the oil soluble toxins and harmful microbes residing in the mouth from the fat cells. When practiced regularly, oil pulling can reduce inflammation. That is because as the level of toxins in the toxic fat decreases, the body withdraws water around them and reduce inflammation. Consequently, the PURE system that has become ineffective can finally function effectively again . The acts of exercising, eating right, drinking water and breathing facilitate weight loss and promote better health. As per customer reviews on www.earthclinic.com, oil pulling can help improve oral and systemic health, which can help alleviate tooth decay, bad breath, headaches, migraines, diabetes, asthma and acne, as well as whiten teeth. Its been established that healthy teeth lead to a healthy heart and overall good health.
Imagine 2 glasses of water – one 100% Pure and the other with a dark black dye. If you mix them together in a single glass the result is a glass of water that is darker than the pure water yet lighter than the dark water with dye. If you keep diluting it everyday you can gradually purify the dark water and make it clear. This illustrates the exact same principle achieved through oil pulling. We can slowly dissolve oil soluble toxins from toxic fat and release them into the dosha-balancing oil manufactured by GuruNanda.
Oil pulling is an effective form of traditional Ayurvedic medical technique. Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It was developed thousands of years ago in India and is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body and spirit. Ayurveda focuses on five major natural elements: Earth, Air, Water, Fire and Ether.
In Sanskrit, this system is known as the Pancha Maha Bhuta. Pancha translates to “five.” Maha translates to “great.” And Bhuta translates to “elements.”
These five elements are considered the building blocks of life with all aspects of the universe derived from various ratios of these five elements. In Ayurveda, understanding the dominant elements inside a person can help identify what influencers can foster balance in a person’s body and mind to improve their overall health. There are a variety of natural herbs and oils that are associated with the five Ayurveda elements.
GuruNanda Pulling Oil
GuruNanda Pulling Oil is the first commercialized pulling oil that incorporates oils with healing properties related to Ayurveda’s five major elements. GuruNanda Pulling Oil contains a proprietary ratio of 100% organic sunflower, coconut, peppermint and sunflower oils. When combined, these oils pull toxins and harmful bacteria from the body’s salivary glands. Although all oils will work to some degree, GuruNanda thoroughly researched all the Vedic knowledge available to create a perfect product that works more effectively than other stand-alone oils used for pulling, such as coconut or sesame oil. GuruNanda Pulling Oil possesses a correctly balanced viscous body that produces mild yet effective results when combined with a gentle swishing force. The 3 oils (sesame, sunflower and coconut) balance the 3 doshas (humors) and the peppermint oil acts as a catalyst (agni).
How to Use GuruNanda Pulling Oil
To use, simply place approximately 1 tablespoon of GuruNanda Pulling Oil in your mouth. Gently swish the oil in your mouth, pushing the oil between your teeth for 2 to 3 minutes. For better results you may gradually increase the time period up to 15 minutes as longs as it is comfortable (although its not a precursor to start seeing results as written by several articles).
When the oil begins to feel watery or if you start having jaw or neck fatigue, spit out. Wash your mouth thoroughly with fresh clean water and then brush your teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste.
While you are pulling, mucous may build in the back of your throat. You may even have to expel the oil and clear the mucous from your throat before reaching your desired duration of pulling. If this occurs, use more GuruNanda Pulling Oil and continue pulling until you have hit your total pulling time. With frequent use, gradually increase your pulling time up to 15 minutes. You must brush your teeth after you pull oil as oil forms a biofilm on top of teeth. Biofilm can trap microorganisms between the biofilm and teeth, which can create dental issues.
Most importantly, the pulling oil must never be swallowed as it is loaded with the expelled toxins and bacteria, possibly even pus or mucous if an infection is present.
Oil pulling is best performed in the morning before consuming any fluids or food. Results may vary depending on the frequency of use. Although relief is very different with individual people, users may see substantial results in as little is 6 weeks.
Note: Consumers who are allergic to coconut, sesame, sunflower or peppermint should not use Guru Nanda Pulling Oil.