You may have heard of the Bermuda “triangle of death,” where people have vanished in the Atlantic Ocean, think that I am referring to warfare, or have been aware of certain climbing techniques but what I am talking about here is right with us: in the middle of our face; the triangle between our eyes, nose and mouth.
I was reading an article by Doctor Craig Maxwell, who explained about the dangers which can lurk in this area because of human touch, and the fact that the area is moist, dark and connected to the brain (through the nose and the sinuses.)
Even Doctor Mehmet Oz talked about it one day on his show where he warned us not to touch our nose with bare fingers because bacteria can enter into the sinus cavities by picking it, squeeze a pimple or just scratch it with the nail.
There are several ways to avoid spreading bacteria in the face. The obvious is not to touch. But what to do when the nose is clogged or stuffy? Dr. Ben Kim advises to rinse the nose every night before going to bed.
Some people irrigate the nose with a Neti pot which is an old Ayurvedic tradition. Ayurvedic medicine also has the custom of oil pulling.
Dr. Bruce Fife promotes coconut oil for a variety of applications. In his newest book, Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying and Healing the Body Through Oral Cleansing he suggests to use coconut for oil pulling and to smear the oil into the nostrils to prevent crusting of the nostrils.
I wrote once before about oil pulling. But since I learned about the advantages of coconut oil, I now submit to using it, instead of sesame oil.
Benefits of Oil pulling:
It whitens teeth. Coconut oil possesses natural antibiotic and anti-viral properties that brighten dull or yellowed teeth and enhance the cleansing action of oil pulling, according to Dr. Bruce Fife. It also improves gum health, eliminates bad breath and makes for a prettier smile.
It clears up acne. The detoxifying effect oil pulling has on the body can also reduce the appearance of skin rashes and other blemishes. "Removing bacteria and toxins from the body eliminates a great deal of stress that results in improved energy levels," said Dr. Fife. And we all know how stress can lead to embarrassing skin problems.
It can lead to a healthy, glowing complexion. Because oil pulling involves "pulling" germs and toxins in the mouth that often leak into the bloodstream, affecting the entire body, Dr. Fife believes that it can improve skin health and appearance. But don't be misled by random myths that the oil activates some unknown enzymes in the mouth that magically detox the body. The health benefits of coconut oil coupled with the cleansing action will have your skin glowing from the inside out.
Dr. Bruce Fife
I hope I gave you some ideas on how to triumph over the “triangle of death.” We all want to empower ourselves and learning health secrets can be very energizing and most of all: saving money.