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Oil pulling baby...

This is something that is gaining popularity recently yet has been used for centuries in different cultures! I started doing it few months ago and the condition of my oversensitive gums has significantly improved...Oil pulling or oil swishing is a traditional folk remedy that involves swishing oil in the mouth. It is An ancient Ayurvedic health tradition to improve oral health and treating systemic diseases.

The most obvious result of oil pulling is improved dental health. Teeth become whiter, gums pinker and healthier looking, and breath fresher. According to many sources and people who use it, the health benefits don't stop there. Many health problems, including those which medical science has yet to find cures for, are also improved or completely cured. The simplicity of this healing system in which Oil is swirled backwards and forwards in the mouth, is due to the stimulating effect which it has on the body's eliminatory system. According to the recent article in Huffington Post  oil pulling brings beauty benefits as well, like getting rid of acne and having a healthy, glowing complexion.


How to do it:

In the morning, before breakfast on an empty stomach put one tablespoon of oil in the mouth but do not swallow it. The recommended oils include: sesame oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil. Move oil slowly in the mouth as if rinsing or swishing for fifteen to twenty minutes. This process makes oil thoroughly mixed with saliva. Swishing activates the enzymes and the enzymes draw toxins out of the blood. The oil must not be swallowed because it has become toxic. After 15-20 minutes spit from the mouth, the oral cavity must be thoroughly rinsed and mouth must be washed thoroughly.

So try it for yourself and enjoy the benefits of oild pulling:-)





Stomach Flu +chicken soup

Last week I have experienced something I do not wish anyone to go through. I had full blown stomach flu and still haven’t fully recovered. The worst part of dealing with such infection is exhaustion and general decline in the wellbeing… I just lied in my bed tired, worn out, sad and depressed and wasn’t able to do anything. At least I caught up on some watching some movies and took a well-deserved break from work… Unfortunately I am one of these people who keep thinking and working nonstop so I guess Universe sent me a message it is time to chill out… At least I am trying to find some positive in the fact that was so sick!

But what helped me this week to recover was homemade chicken soup… which soothed my upset stomach and provided my body with the best nutrients… Benefits of chicken soup are countless and proven ….

I personally know it is the best remedy to recover from colds, flus, stomach upsets and general exhaustion.

I am still weak but recovering! I know there are tons of recipes for chicken soup but here is how I cook mine… Stay healthy, strong and happy!!




Margo’s chicken soup


  • 1 3-4 punds chicken
  • 6 carrots peeled
  • 1 parsnip
  • 1 leek
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 5 potatoes
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion


  1. Place the chicken in a large pot and boil for about 30-40 minutes until cooked. In the meantime prepare veggies: peel and cut potatoes, parsnip, carrots, celery stalks, leek into 1-inch pieces. Quarter the onion. Once chicken is tender and cooked, transfer it to a bowl, separate bones from meat. Throw out bones and shred the meat. Add the cut vegetables with cooked meat to the broth and cook for another 25-30 minutes until all veggies are fully cooked. Season with salt and pepper. Enjoy hot!!!!!


Gluten Free Hype

Gluten free hype is so ON!!!!!

Gluten free bread, pasta, cookies and even cosmetics… But I believe a lot of us are still confused about the whole issue. I myself had to become gluten free because I was DIAGNOSED with non-celiac gluten sensitivity and had all the symptoms connected with eating gluten… I was lethargic, sad, without energy, had joints pains and digestive issues etc… But I always repeat that if someone hasn’t been diagnosed with this condition or celiac disease, there is no need to eliminate this protein from your diets because gluten free items have higher glycemic index than the regular ones and many times their sugar and fat content is much higher…

My friends and clients know that I do not believe in any restrictive measures and always promote “mild” approach unless it is absolutely necessary… There is a lot of info online on the subject. But I have just found this iconographic that is a wonderful source of information and explains in an easy and approachable way what the deal with gluten is!!!

I share it thanks to the courtesy of MPHonline.com.




Source: MPHOnline.org

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