Rinsing with oil..worth a try?
Although last week was a full week back at the gym, and this week has started out well, too—I’m still kinda angry at how being ill for almost four weeks has really knocked me back.
Now I’ve had to start the conditioning phase of my training again. By the time I get back to some decent strength training, I’ll have been conditioning for 8 weeks. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the challenge of the conditioning—but I’m hooked now on lifting heavier weights and can’t wait to get back at it.
So to help me find that extra edge for the future, I’ve been scouring the Internet for any tips that will help me stay fit and fight off the everyday bugs that we all catch from time to time. The ones that play havoc with our goals and training routines.
And it was on the Web that I came across the idea of rinsing (pulling) with oil—yep, oil.
I know…sounds a bit flaky, right?
Research suggests that our oral health is closely linked to a host of ailments—from the more obvious tooth decay to the far less obvious increased risk of heart attack and osteoporosis.
But regular rinsing with oil can supposedly help to fight off heart disease and arthritis.
Apparently, all you need to do is rinse cooking oil (virgin coconut seems popular) around your mouth for 10-15 minutes. When you’re done, simply spit out the oil (which has been busy collecting bad bacteria from all over your mouth) and rinse.
I’m gonna pick up some oil tomorrow and give this a whirl—anything not to go through a month of illness again. I’ll keep you posted.
What about you—ever heard of anything like this before?