As I type this I have a mouth full of coconut oil and saliva. I'm trying my best to keep it in my mouth and swish it around for 20 minutes. It really is as difficult as it sounds. I'm doing what is called "oil pulling".
Oil pulling is supposed to be beneficial for a few different reasons. The first big reason I'm doing it is to whiten my teeth. Since I've started drinking coffee almost daily for the last 2 years my teeth have gotten some yucky looking stains. Another reason I do it is because I have really bad gums and they bleed easily and oil pulling has been known to help with that. And the last reason I do it is because it's been known to pull the nasty toxins out of your mouth, who doesn't need to do that?
Have you ever done it? What do you think?