From Yellow to Pearly White

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I'm sure most of you have heard about the many benefits of  "oil pulling" for your teeth and gums (yes swishing coconut oil around in your mouth for at least five minutes a day)  - and yes, I am a believer. I have been doing it for several years now and it has certainly been beneficial for my gums and probably overall health- fighting off colds, bugs etc...an easy health practice you can adopt in the morning. I recently was intrigued as I came across this tip that takes the coconut oil craze even one step further...Teeth Whitening! Add Turmeric. I am always seeking natural alternatives to abrasive chemical treatments and I know turmeric has many health benefits as well. (a very powerful anti-inflammatory) In fact I am crazy about the Turmeric Spice Tonic Drink at Mission Heirloom in Berkeley. Bay Area peeps can also order from Good Eggs. But, if you want to whiten your teeth in the meantime, read on and give this a try.