When you get into any field that involves helping people, you succeed further if you make the effort to continue learning yourself. In the collective we share our personal holistic lifestyles with others to not only help them but in-turn to help ourselves as well.
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Two life events happened for me in 2019 that I wish to share. First I became an aromatherapist, secondly I helped found a women’s alternative health collective here is Las Vegas, NV. Goddess Collective Las Vegas. Great milestones I achieved that sprung out of nowhere.
When you decide to become a coach, teacher, practitioner, therapist or honestly get into any field that involves helping people, you succeed further if you make the effort to continue learning yourself. In the collective we share our personal holistic lifestyles with others to not only help them but in-turn to help ourselves as well.
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Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurveda practice, which is the traditional medicine system from India. Though it has existed thousands of years before Western medicine, today many would refer to Ayurveda as an ‘alternative medicine.’ Oil pulling promotes oral hygiene. Traditionally coconut oil is used in this practice and it is a natural antibiotic.
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurveda practice, which is the traditional medicine system from India. Though it has existed thousands of years before Western medicine, today many would refer to Ayurveda as an ‘alternative medicine.’ Oil pulling involves swishing oil in your mouth for 3-10 minutes a day to remove bacteria and promote oral hygiene. Traditionally, around the globe coconut oil is used in this practice and it is a natural antibiotic.
For many the first time that you may have seen coconut oil was in a jar. Which for me was the same. As coconut oil has risen in popularity over the years, I noticed that some people would use one jar for cooking, oil pulling, and as a body care product which can lead to the oil becoming cross contaminated. – I personally ONLY use coconut oil for oil pulling. I purchased the packets I use from Trader Joe’s. One packet is enough to use for two oil pulling sessions.
How To Oil Pull Step One: Swish 1 tablespoon (or half a packet) in your mouth for up to 10 minutes without swallowing it.
Step Two: At the end of the session spit the oil out, at this point it has now gathered toxins in your mouth. As with any oil it can clog your sink, some people use dish soap to keep the drain clear after oil pulling. This happened to me when I first started oil pulling but to be environmentally cautious, I double lined the bathroom trash and placed a few paper towels at the bottom for absorption and used it instead.
Step Three: Rinse mouth with warm water.
When To Oil Pull Research suggests that oil pulling be done in the morning for best results. Oil pulling acts like a cleanser, therefore it’s best to do oil pulling on a daily basis, first thing in the morning before eating.
Oil Pulling Vs. Mouthwash Commercial mouthwashes are full of toxic chemicals, including ones linked to cancer. Some of these poisons are even banned from foods. The most common toxins found in mouthwashes are artificial dyes, chlorhexidine, hexetidine, methyl salicylate, methylparaben, triclosan and fluoride. From the names alone that could make one question putting these substances in their households bodies. After researching the harmful effects of these toxins I vowed to only use natural oral methods.
Benefits of Oil Pulling • Killing harmful bacteria in the mouth • Reducing bad breath • Preventing cavities • Reducing inflammation and improving gum health • Brightening/Whitening teeth
Tips The photo shown above displays the top packet of coconut oil when it is refrigerated and that it forms into a soil. As opposed to the bottom (unopened) package which has been left out and is a clear liquid. – Some people keep theirs in the cabinet and others refrigerated. – Its totally up to you.
It is easier to oil pull when the coconut oil is at room temperature, but can be done in either form.
Do you use oil pulling as a part of your oral hygiene routine? If so, which oil do you use?
How kind are you to YOU? It’s ok to think positive things about yourself. Think of it as communicating with yourself. Kindness towards yourself matters.
How kind are you to YOU? Serious question. With our many thoughts that pass through our minds throughout the day, every day, sometimes we don’t consider how and what we think about ourselves. For those who have children, you may notice how well their behavior is based upon how you talk to them. I have witnessed parents who don’t talk nicely to their children, and the child repeats the actions that their parents have yelled at them not to do. I have also seen the difference in parents who do not yell and take their personal frustrations out on their children, and the child’s behavior reflects the parents actions.
I am not saying that this is how it is with every household, this is just what I have observed with strangers, friends and family. Kindness does matter. Kindness towards yourself matters.
Often when we think we don’t stop negative thoughts. They either pass quickly, or we stay focused on them. “I should have done…” “Why didn’t I..” “I wish my life was different…” and other thoughts that are not always healthy.
No one is perfect, and it’s human not to be. But it’s ok to think positive things about yourself. I am not a therapist, but I have seen the change in my thoughts from using the CBT method and workbooks which I will further discuss in another blog. Between workbooks, mantras, etc., you can find a way to think positive about YOU.
“I’m doing great.”
“It feels good to…”
“Let me help myself by resting so I’ll have better energy to do this.”
It changes your outlook in life when you have a better view and opinion of yourself.
I use the “I am” method that I discovered by watching a video on YouTube.
“I am making progress to reach my goal.”
“I am healthy.”
“I am rested.”
And so on. “I am” followed by something positive may not come easy at first but after continuously saying these things I have found myself frowning less, not stressing out as much over little things and not being irritable with my partner, say, if there is a miscommunication.
We watch what we say to others, having a tone of being calm and wanting to be understood without confrontation. Think of it as communicating with yourself. Caring about how you talk to yourself as you do your lover, child, or even your dog.