Neuroscientist Elliot Berkman says, "it's much easier to start doing something new than to stop doing something habitual without a replacement behaviour". And, friend, your Christmas has arrived early (like, really early): I gift to you 6 habits to start today to feel better tomorrow. Thank me later, no worries.
Ayurvedic medicine employed this ritual, also known as kavala or gundusha, over 3,000 years ago as a method of dental detoxification; a way of removing oral toxins to improve both oral and general health. In short, it involves swishing oil (olive, sesame, or - our fave - coconut) around your mouth and between your teeth for about 20 minutes before spitting (NOT swallowing - you don't want to permit any baddies re-entry) it all out.