Nowadays we see coconut oil on our grocery shelves.  Why?  Because the benefits of it have been studied and we need new ways to maintain or promote our health.  Dr Bruce Fife began studying it some 25 years ago.  He spoke about “oil pulling” during the recent online Holistic Oral Summit.  This is swishing a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth first thing in the morning for 10 minutes or so.  Then you spit it out (not down pipes!).  It reduces harmful bacteria, can reduce/eradicate gum inflammation, and more.  The Ayurvedic health folks have used sesame oil this way since ancient times.

Dr Fife, a naturopath, has written a book about it or you can listen to him online.