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Welcome again to the Newsletter.
Benefits & Side Effects
Self-help for your teeth, gums, jaw, mouth and health in general
Oil pulling, also known as "kavala" or "gundusha," is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that involves swishing a tablespoon of plant based oil in your mouth on an empty stomach for around 5 to 20 minutes.
It is usually done first thing in the morning prior to any drinks and cleaning teeth with toothpaste.
This action draws out oil soluble toxins in your body, primarily to improve oral health benefiting your overall health. Once the swishing is complete, you can spit the oil out into a sink, bin or worm bucket.
Some popular oils used in oil pulling are sunflower, coconut, sesame and olive oil.
There are claims that oil pulling can strengthen gums, whiten teeth and reduce the build-up of plaque.
It aids in the relaxation of the Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ. This is the joint where your jaw is hinged onto your skull. This is one of the places that many of us hold tension that creates headaches and contributes to teeth grinding.
The TMJ can be felt on the side of your face just in front of your ears. A relaxed TMJ will reduce teeth grinding in sleep and the need for protective teeth shields to prevent teeth grinding.
I have had a client speak of using the oil pulling technique when they have had sore throats. It reduced the severity of the pain of the throat and that over a few days the inflammation reduced so they did not needed any other medications
I have found it easy to add it into my morning routine. When I get up in the morning I take a swig of oil on my way to the loo. Make my morning cup of tea. Spit out the oil and brush my teeth with no paste and then climb back into bed to great the morning light with my tea and plan my day.
Try it. Let me know how you go with it.
It is a great self-help tool.
The Nyoongar Season –Djilba-the growing season
August - September
As the days start to warm up in September, we start to see and hear the first of the new borns with their proud parents out and about providing them food, guiding them through foraging tasks and protecting their family units from much bigger animals, including people
The woodland birds will still be nest bound at this time of year. Hence the swooping protective behaviour of the Koolbardi (Magpie), the Djidi Djidi (Willy Wag Tails) and the Chuck-a-luck (Wattle Birds).
This is then followed by the
Kambarang - Wildflower season (season of birth)
We look forward to sharing with you in the next newsletter.
Until then enjoy the growing season.
If you are unsure or your symptoms continue then contact your health professional.