Winter at the Dog & Duck (Dog and Duck Book 1) by Jill SteeplesWhen Ellie is made redundant from her high flying accountancy job in London she goes back to her home town of Little Leyton. Her parents are in Dubai for 9 months so she moves into their house and gets a job working in the Dog & Duck. She also starts her own dog day care business. Ellie is also looking forward to a good old fashioned Christmas.
After a disastrous dog walk which leaves her soaking wet and covered in mud, she sees a good looking man standing watching her. She later discovers that his name is Max Goulding, a property developer and the locals have mixed feeling about him. He has his sights on the pub. Will the pub that Ellie has a soft spot for be sold?
A wonderful feel good read about villagers and the local pub. How the villagers will pull together to help one another.
I would like to thank NetGalley, Aria and the author Jill Steeples for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.
The Ultimate Guide to Oil Pulling: Benefits, How-To, and Everything Else You Need to Know
Oil pulling is the act of placing roughly a tablespoon of a good quality oil preferably unrefined and organic in your mouth and swishing the oil around for minutes, forcing it back and forth through the teeth. It depends on which recommendations you follow. Oil pulling is typically done first thing in the morning, before eating, and can be repeated up to three times per day. Need more info on how to oil pull? Just watch the simple Mama Natural video below. Sunflower, sesame and coconut are the most common, but many other oils are used.
Keeping up with the latest trends in health and wellness can be extremely difficult—especially when you have to sort fact from fiction and determine which new product or practice is actually worth the hype. Admittedly, I was a little skeptical of oil pulling when it first began increasing in popularity. B ut after extensive research—and trying it for myself—I can confirm that oil pulling is an easy, inexpensive way to rebalance the oral microbiome and improve oral and dental health. Essentially, oil pulling involves swishing oil in the mouth for a prolonged period of time typically minutes, although I say is plenty! And despite its modern resurgence, this practice has been around for thousands of years. Ancient Ayurvedic medicine prescribed oil pulling for, well… everything. According to a review in The Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine , Ayurvedic practitioners claim oil pulling can cure 30 different diseases, including many illnesses that have nothing to do with the mouth.
What is Oil Pulling?
Oil Pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice which involves swishing sesame oil in the mouth to remove bacteria and debris, detoxifying the mouth and the body. After 20 minutes of swishing, the sesame oil is spit out and the mouth is thoroughly rinsed with water. Studies have shown proper oil pulling reduces plaque related gingivitis.
We all know about the sensational powers of oil pulling for a whiter smile and healthier mouth, and everyone wants that sexy sparkle when they bare their pearly whites, but what about those of us with fillings, do we have to miss out? Thankfully, you CAN practice oil pulling with fillings! Oil pulling will not affect your fillings or crowns. The oils used in oil pulling dissolve bacteria, pus. Coconut oil has NO adverse affects on porcelain, amalgam or composite dental materials. The only effect oil pulling will have on your dental work is to kill any bacteria, cleanse away plaque and leave your teeth as sparkly clean as shiny little pearls. Actually, since the main reasons for dental work failing is the erosion of the natural tooth it is attached to, and we all know oil pulling kills the bacteria responsible for causing tooth decay, you could say that if you have fillings it is even more important that you add oil pulling to your routine.
Posted by Janice Spada, D. According to proponents of the traditional Ayurvedic remedy, oil pulling eliminates bad breath, prevents gum disease, and makes teeth appear naturally whiter. Janice Spada, a general dentist in Sudbury MA , who treats cavities with dental fillings , takes a closer look at oil pulling and whether you can safely do so if you have an amalgam filling. The pulling processes begins with swishing a tablespoonful of coconut oil in the mouth for between 10 and 20 minutes. At the end of the allotted time, spit out the oil and rinse your mouth with water. The oil is now saturated with these pulled toxins, giving it a clouded appearance. A study published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine measured the pre- and post-pulling levels of plaque and bacteria, as well as improvements in the modified gingival index, a measure of gum health.
It has taken quite some time, but oil pulling has finally gained some popularity in the United States. Oil pulling works by cleaning detoxifying the oral cavity in a similar way that soap cleans dirty dishes. This unbelievably effective procedure has been used for centuries as a traditional India remedy to:. Most of us cannot even imagine what life would be like without brushing and flossing our teeth every day. And, as far as archeological evidence suggests, most people throughout history lived until a ripe old age with most of their teeth intact and in a strong, healthy state. Secondly, they took care of their teeth through natural means like chew sticks that they rubbed against the teeth, as has been found in Egyptian tombs dating to back to B. To date, there are just 21 oil pulling research studies reporting on the health benefits of oil pulling.