23 Sep

Oil Pulling: An Ancient Ritual


Most of us think that oil is to be mainly used for cooking but little did we know that it could also be used in a healthy practice that could give wondrous benefits. Nowadays, people have been introduced to oil pulling which is undergoing some heated debate on it’s effectiveness and scientific basis.

What is Oil Pulling?

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic health ritual that dates back over 3,000 years.  It involves a tablespoon of organic oil (coconut, sesame or olive oil will do) and swishing it around your mouth for 5 – 20 minutes before spitting it out. You can rinse your mouth afterwards with warm water to remove any oil residue. It’s also strongly advised not to swallow the oil for you will ingest the toxins that you’re trying to get rid of.

Why Do Oil Pulling?

The mouth is the place where a lot of nasty bacteria, virus and toxins reside. Oil pulling can help get rid of those harmful things before they can even get the opportunity to do some damage. Here are the top benefits that you could get from oil pulling:


Show off those pearly whites!

Improved oral hygiene. Oil pulling is effective at reducing tooth cavities and fight off halitosis or bad breath. It also reportedly can help reduce the risk of gingivitis and give you pink and healthier gums.

Teeth whitening. No need to use chemical products when you can just use oil. Oil has some antibacterial properties which can help clean and brighten teeth. By oil pulling regularly, you would notice whiter teeth.

Detoxify the body. By removing bacteria and other toxins in your mouth, you would be also detoxify your body. You could avoid mouth inflammations and infections which can also give a healthier body in return.


A healthy ritual to add to your daily routine.

Fights off headaches. Headaches can be naturally be avoided by oil pulling. Toxins which are one of the causes of headaches, can be removed which can result to a relaxing feeling. Got a hangover? Just swish some oil around your mouth and you’ll recover from your hangover before you know it.

Increased energy level. With the toxins removed from our body, we can have a more energetic body and a better mood. Oil pulling is a good way to kick start your morning!

When you start oil pulling, you might a different experience when it comes to getting results. Some can get immediate results, while others get results after days or weeks. Just try to be patient and maybe, just try it for 2 weeks or so. It might be a bit strange at first but, eventually you’ll come to love it!

Feeling a bit more skeptical about oil pulling? Check out this testimony:

02 Oct

Honey: A Sweet and Healthy Liquid


Honey, a natural source of sweetness which makes our lives more interesting. Not only does it satisfies our sweet tooth but it also provides a lot of health benefits. It’s never advisable to have infants ingest honey though because it can some medical problems such as botulism. However, for adults and older kids, honey is a good source of nutrients which can fight off various illnesses.

Here are the top benefits of honey:

honey2Help boost energy levels. Honey is a good source of carbohydrates which can provide energy. This unprocessed and natural sugar can quickly give a boost of energy especially if you’re up to doing physical activities all day.

A natural cough remedy. Honey is a natural remedy for a coughs and colds. If you have a pesky cough that you’re trying to get rid of, two teaspoons of honey would do the trick. Honey is also believed to be as effective as cough suppressants. Because of its rich consistency, it coats and soothes irritated membranes.

A natural antibiotic. Honey has antibacterial properties which can act if taken internally or applied externally. It’s a natural antibiotic that can treat wounds and burns by disinfecting it from bacteria. The reason for why it could battle bacteria and microbes is because it produces hydrogen peroxide but for another type of honey (manuka honey), it’s due to is low pH level. If you want a natural topical treatment, keep a jar of honey at home.

honey3Anti-dandruff. Honey has antibacterial and anti fungal properties that can treat dandruff. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which can provide relief to itching and redness on the scalp. You can try to dilute honey in warm water and leave it on for about three hours before rinsing it off.

No more sleepless nights. Honey can aid in improving sleep quality. The sweetness of honey can stimulate the production of serotonin which can improve mood. The serotonin is then converted into melatonin which regulates the quality of sleep. So, instead of popping sleeping pills, try honey to get a good night’s rest.

Improve brain function. Honey contains antioxidants which may help in preventing memory loss by protecting the cells from damage. A study showed that honey can provide an alternative healing for postmenopausal women who suffer from poor memory due to hormonal changes.

Aside from all these wonderful health benefits that you can get from honey, you can also replace refined sugar for this healthier alternative.


You can even mix in some dried fruits for a twist!

28 Sep

7 Reasons Why You Should Drink Green Tea


There are different kinds of tea but, the one that we’d like to shed some light on today is green tea. Green tea has been remarked to be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet because of it antioxidant properties which bring a lot of benefits to our body.


What is Green Tea?

Green tea is a type of tea which is made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis that didn’t undergo the same withering process that is done when making balck tea and oolong tea. This soothing blend originated from China which according to legend, was first brewed  in 2737 BC.



tea2Aids in burning fat. Green tea has been shown to boost our metabolic rates which can increase fat burning. The caffeine in green tea mobilizes fatty acids and make them more available to be used as energy.


Loaded with antioxidants. Green tea is loaded with powerful antioxidants such as flavonoids and catechins. These compounds help battle free radicals which are known to cause various diseases and protect the body from cell damage.

Reduce the risk of cancer. The powerful antioxidants in green tea can help reduce the risk of cancer by preventing cell damage. Multiple studies show that green tea drinkers are less likely to acquire different types of cancer.

Improve brain function. Green has caffeine, a stimulant  which can keep you awake and improve brain function. This leads to improve cognitive performance when to comes to logic, memory and analysis. For the fact that it doesn’t contain much caffeine as coffee, you can be active without the feeling of being edgy.

tea3Improved dental health. Green has catechins which help kill bacteria and virus which can reduce the risk of getting infections. Not only could it help reduce cavities and plague but also, fight off bad breath.

Healthier heart condition. Green can lower down cholesterol levels which can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Green tea drinkers seem to have a 31% lower risk of getting heart diseases.

Enjoy a longer life. Given that green tea can help reduce the the risk of various diseases, it could be concluded that it can help you live longer.  A study based on Japanese adults who drank green tea are less likely to die within an 11 year period.


So, instead of quenching your thirst with sugary and carbonated drinks, try to sip a cup of green tea. Not only would you feel more relaxed but also, you’ll feel healthier after every cup.


You can even turn green tea into a healthy smoothie. Check out this recipe: