Patient Profile: Check Your Oil
by Carol Reynolds (Riordan Clinic patient)
When I went to my update appointment at Riordan Clinic in March of 2016, I was so happy about keeping cancer in check. Any other health annoyances seemed small by comparison and inevitable, due to my age and genetic blueprint. I was wrong. Even though I had read about epigenetics, I figured that I was destined for osteoarthritis, allergies, and a general acceleration of system breakdown. Did Dr. Ron have any suggestions? You bet.
Since 2009 and the cancer issue that brought me to Riordan Clinic, I have been blessed with regular adjustments to my health regimen. I rely on intravenous ascorbic acid, a healthy diet, exercise, supplements, and the constant efforts by the brilliant staff at Riordan to uncover better ways.
The new yet ancient practice I adopted in March has made a huge difference in the quality of my every day and night; it is oil pulling. It sounds weird but it works. Once a day, or more if needed, I swish a teaspoonful of coconut oil in my mouth for fifteen minutes, then I spit it into a napkin and discard (rather than clog the drains). This works best first thing in the morning or last thing at night. It actually pulls the toxins from the body.
Within four days of beginning oil pulling, as championed by Dr. Bruce Fife, I felt relief from joint pain in knee, shoulder and hips, and from degenerative disc pain in lower back, and arthritis in hands and feet. Amazing! I also noticed improvement with skin issues (blemishes, dry skin, fungal toes), digestion, regularity, sleep, allergies, healthy mouth, and increased immunity when colds and flu were prevalent. I no longer need supplements for pain and sleep.
My husband has adopted this good habit as well, and we both find a meditative benefit in having to be quiet for fifteen minutes. We will do this always and happily spread the word.
Does all disease begin in the mouth? It did for us, and we are grateful to know how to remedy problems and avoid additional ones. This is an easy and inexpensive investment in health. It is so safe and universally helpful that we are telling everyone, not only fellow geezers, but also young folks suffering prematurely.
Check your oil. You’ll be glad.
5 Easy Steps for Oil Pulling:
- Oil pull first thing in the morning, before brushing your teeth
- Use 1 -2 tablespoons of coconut oil. (You can start with a smaller amount and work your way up).
- Swish coconut oil in your mouth for 10 – 20 minutes. (If coconut oil is hard, it will soften as you go).
- Spit out coconut oil (discard in a trashcan as to not clog your pipes) and rinse mouth with warm water.
- Brush your teeth.