Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Instructions and Theories
- Sandy's Oil Pulling Compilation
- Avocado Oil
- Black Cumin Seed Oil
- Blend of Oils
- Canola Oil
- Castor Oil
- Cedar Nut Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Cod Liver Oil
- Dental Health
- Dental Issues
- Flaxseed Oil
- General Feedback
- Grape Seed Oil
- Hemp Oil
- Multiple Oils Tried
- Neem and Sesame Oils
- Oil Pulling after Tooth Extraction
- Oil Pulling and Medication
- Oil Pulling and Mercury Fillings
- Oil Pulling And Sublingual Medications
- Oil Pulling and Tooth Pain
- Oil Pulling During Pregnancy
- Oil Pulling Side Effects
- Oil Pulling Tips
- Olive Oil
- Oregano Oil
- Peanut Oil
- Pumpkin Seed Oil
- Safflower Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Sunflower Oil
- Ted's Feedback
- Vitamin E Added
- Walnut Oil
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[YEA] 08/30/2013: Kara from Colorado: "For years I've had negative dental check ups with receeding and bleeding gums. I came across this remedy desperate to try anything to help my situation. I've been using unrefined organic sesame oil for 7 months now. My teeth quickly became noticably whiter but I was still skeptical about my gums although the bleeding did subside. Last week I went to the dentist for the first time in 4 years scared to hear the news. To my complete surprise I was told my gums are perfectly fine, although somewhat receeded but not any more than average, and the tissue is very healthy. I also started to use biotene which has helped a great deal. I'm definitely a believer in oil pulling."Replies
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 02/11/2014: Ramakrishna from Tamil Nadu replies: "Thank you Mr.Timh for your responding and updating.
Can any one clarify whether a High Blood Pressure (BP) persons can clean their mouth with salt water after OP or not. On doing so, will there be any chance for their BP to rise high and affect their brain nerves to blast which results in death. Also please clarify the same for persons with Blood Pressure + Blood Sugar, since my brother has both BP and Blood sugar/Urine sugar?ï¿½ Early Clarification is solicited."
02/11/2014: Mike62 from Denver replies: "Ramakrishna: High blood sugar causes high blood pressure. Solids in the plasma cause hbp. Mitochondrial proteins are not revealing their insulin receptor sites because they are not unfolding. Excess fat is coating the carbs with oil. Insulin is not able to carry the carbs into the mitochondria and attach to the receptor sites. This causes sugar to accumulate in the plasma. All your dear beloved brother has to do is eat raw organic fruit and keep fat intake below 10% per calories ingested. The enzymes and nutrients from raw organic fruit unfold mitochondrial proteins. Their receptor sites are revealed. The insulin is able to attach. The sugar is burned as fuel. This increases energy. The low fat does not coat the sugar with oil. The insulin can carry the sugar into the cell. This reduces blood pressure."
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 03/05/2014: Ramakrishna from Tamil Nadu replies: "It is six months since I have oil pulling with sesame oil moving my mouth in various shapes, raising my teeth up and down and allowing the oil to move all the corners of the mouth. On this, the oil becomes watery only after 20 or 25 minutes or sometimes after 30 minutes. But, from 1st February 2014 I.e. on 6th month, seeing some oil pulling video, I have been pulling the oil keeping my lips in round shape so that my teeth will leave some gap to allow the oil forwards, backwards and sideways. On doing so it is surprising to see that the oil becomes watery correctly on 15th minute. It is also surprising to see recently that the oil becomes watery completely after 10 minutes. again continuing for another 5 minutes, I spit out the oil since the oil should not be kept for more time in mouth not allowing the accumulated bacteria or viruses to re-enter into the mouth. Now, I have the doubt that whether the previous pulling is better one or not I.e. keeping our mouth in various shapes and allowing the oil to move all the corners of our mouth or that whether the later type of pulling, I.e. pulling oil keeping our lips in round shape and allowing the oil to move all the corners of the mouth or that whether such early becoming of oil to be watery is normal in course of the days irrespective of type of movement of our mouth ?. I request the readers not to think that this is a silly doubt. But I want to get clarification from the oil pullers as every simple and silly matter pertaining to oil pulling is very important for me."
03/05/2014: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Hi, it's me again on oil pulling. I didn't understand the difference of the two ways you do it, but it seems to me that the second is more vigorous. If so, that is the way I do it: vigorously swishing and chomping and moving the oil all over the place!"
[YEA] 06/12/2013: Marylynn from Goldman, Oregon: "I began OP 7 days ago and have 200 minutes to my credit. I don't mind the experience at all. The longest period was 25 minutes! I am a big tea drinker and my dentist cannor get the inside of my front teeth white, but OP has done wonders! White is working its way down from the top of each tooth! I wonder what my dentist will say?
I use Sesame Organic Oil and am happy with my choice. I rinse well with salt water about three times and then brush my entire mouth, not just my teeth. I do all my spitting in a zip lock bag.
I have been ill for four long months from a six and a half hour gallbladder surgery. The first day that I felt like myself was the day I began to OP. I had more energy and did chores I've not been able to do at all! I was not sitting the day away and it felt so good!
I OP in the morning after waking up and then about 9:15PM if I feel like it. I'm not binging at night on the nights that I do OP. I do have a snack and seem satisfied which is more than a small wonder!
So far so good with me! My jaw dropped when I found this site about OP! If my good health continues I will be doing this forever!"Replies
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 02/24/2014: Ramakrishna from Tamilnadu replies: "Mr. Mike62 from Denver, I thank you for a clear-cut explanation for my question. I shall be ever grateful to you."
[YEA] 06/12/2013: Jeffrey from Hartly, Delaware: "I started oil pulling several months ago, using sesame oil for 20 minutes first thing in the morning. Before I started I had severe flaking of facial skin and dandruff. Since then, the facial skin flaking and dandruff has almost disappeared. Also, before oil pulling, I used a saline solution to clear my nostrils, since oil pulling my nostrils are clear, and there is no need for the saline solution. I recommend oil pulling to everyone. Great stuff!"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 03/19/2013: Tbs from London: "Hello all! I started oil pulling about 1 month ago after reading this site - thank you for such an information rich source to read about OP. On to my story with OP.
I am not one to shy away from a challenge so the 'healing crisis' haven't detered me, but I must say they have been intense!
Initially I started to work on my mouth, I have had braces and plates and noticed that my teeth were moving very quickly, I also had receeding gums which my dentist told me was from pressure of my bite. I immediately noticed an improvement in my oral health, teeth which felt loose tightened up and gums are growing back and teeth do look lighter. I don't need to wear my plate at night like I used to!
Secondly, I had cystic acne when I was younger and went onto roaccutane for it (evil medicine) which worked but I would still have the occasional breakout appear. The oil pulling went straight to this next and I found myself breaking out severely, I knew this was part of the healing crisis so continued, that cleared up.
Next I broke out in rashes which looked like ring worm or dermatitis which I have never had when younger but now came in full force. I have been persisting with it and now doubled up oil pulling to morning and night - I now do 20 minutes each time, and brush with aryuvedic toothpaste as well - which I recommend.
The latest and by far most severe is a red scalp irritation - so my skin is hyper sensitive at this time - even though I was using aryuvedic shampoo. This has all been about the past week or so.
I would love to hear from other people who have encountered this, how long your healing crisis go for, etc. I know and can FEEL that this is all healing and working its way out so I am not giving up. I can also attest for the notable difference in overall emotions and mindset, the regular removal of toxins you aren't even aware of lightens the mood ridiculously well!
05/13/2013: Grannyof4 from Hobbs, Nm replies: "Hi Tbs from London! Your writing indicates that you are very cautious about what you use and what you ingest, so I'm positive you're using Organic Sesame oil. Have you tried other oils? Is it possible you're allergic to the sesame oil?
I've only just begun my OP-ing (my first 'swish' today! ) so I am by no means an expert on this topic, "I'm just it out there."
I hope you're doing better!"
05/14/2013: Mark from Newton Abbot, Devon Uk replies: "Hi Tbs from London, This most definitely sounds like your body is processing old accumulated waste and bacteria, fungus etc., stick with it. My wife (a long term health junkie! ) recently discovered (like you are now) that she was not quite as healthy as she hoped,
She recently started on an oxygen based product (oxy -----, Raise up! , not allowed to advertise here so search), after reaching the higher dose in around 2 weeks her symptoms of detoxing really kicked in.
My wife has not been ill or had a cold /flue or anything really for well over 10 years (hence she thought she was healthy) but after 2 weeks on the oxy product she came out in a red spotty rash on her face, sore chest/ throat , runny nose, sinus pressure/ draining, headache and odd aches and pains in various joints, anyhow these are all reported detox signs so to control the situation she reduces the dose by half and in 48 hours her symptoms have all faded to a manageable level, I am trying to get her to start oil pulling soon as well as we have a unopened bottle of sesame oil to use up soon,
I was thinking if you really want to give your body all you can to heal detox and repair itself you might want to search for and look into an oxygen/mineral type of product as well, If you want to look into it search Ed Mc cabe to read up on this aspect of health, this is the same reason so many people turn to and use hydrogen peroxide (oxygen) as written about all over this site, fortunately there are now far better alternatives available and without the gacky taste!"
[YEA] 03/12/2013: Jeffrey from Hartly, Delaware: "I have been oil pulling for several weeks, sesame oil, one tablespoon, each morning for 20 minutes. Before I started my facial skin was flaking severely. Now it doesn't! No flaking, period."
[YEA] 02/07/2013: Samara from Manchester, Yorkshire, England: "Hi all, I am new to this site but I found it a few months ago during my journey and my search to better health which I started a long time ago. I came across earthclinic when researching alternative/natural remedies that I look for when I want to improve or add to my ongoing healthy lifestyle. I am a 43 yr old female, I live a very healthy lifestyle atm tho that wasnt always the case. I am 90% raw foodist, a non smoker, no alcohol, meat or fish. I call myself a non smoker because that is what I am, even though I smoked for 22 years. It has been 7 years since I stopped and smoking and drinking.
I came across oil pulling about 10 years ago and tried it, along with making my own toothpaste, but with other healthy ways taking precedence, oil pulling and making my own toothpaste kind of fell into disuse. I stuck to flouride free toothpaste for a time.
Now I am back again to oil pulling and I was serious about implementing it. After extensive research and reading and re reading I decided to buy some of the oil that called me and set about making my own toothpaste, but this time to make it and stick to it.
I have been using pure, organic, unrefined cold pressed sesame oil to pull every single morning and every nite before I sleep. I have slightly receding gums and some slight brown stains on my teeth from smoking for 22 years. My morning and evening ritual consists of oil pulling with the sesame oil while running the shower. Then when I step into the shower, I take another swig and oil pull for the entire duration of me washing my body. After I rinse my mouth out and the toothbrush I take my homemade toothpaste and smear it onto my brush and brush my teeth with it. I then take my home made mouthwash and swill and gargle and repeat that action, then swill again and rinse with clean water.
I oil pulled for 3 weeks before I made my toothpaste. ~the only thing I can say at the moment is that my teeth were and are still definately whiter, the stains are gradually fading. Thats great in itself! My toothpaste consists of very high grade non abrasive organic baking soda, some fine sea salt, 2 drops of peppermint essential oil, all mixed in with a little sesame oil which makes it a paste type consistency which I keep in the bathroom for my oral hygiene routine. The mouthwash consists of sterilised water from the kettle, with 2 drops of peppermint essential oil and 2 drops of tea tree oil which I shake before I gargle and swill twice. To finish I wanted to say my mouth feels absolutely amazing! The recipes I took from earthclinic site and from reading ppls posts. ~Even tho its a long post, I am unsure if all of it will get posted but thank you earthclinic for this brilliant site and to all the ppl who contribute to it."Replies
02/07/2013: Susan from New York replies: "Samara, please clarify: Do you put 2 drops of peppermint oil and tree tea oil each time in a glass of water for gargle?"
02/09/2013: Samara from Manchester, Yorkshire, England replies: "To Susan from New York: I took a tall glass of water for measurement and added two drops of peppermint oil and two drops of tea tree oil. Then I poured it all into a bottle and shook it up. I store that bottle in the bathroom and each time I am showering after my oral routine.. To finish I use that mouthwash solution I made. Hope that helps. I didnt want to overdo it and put too much oil in, that solution as it is, is quite strong though not dangerous as far as I know."
02/18/2013: Jan from Manchester, England replies: "I am concidering oil Pulling, I have peridontal disease, and still suffer fron recuring bad breath, I floss, brush my tounge, use mouthwashes and electric toothbrushes, all to no avail. If I used the sesame oil, would it help get rid of the bad breath? I also have sinus problems, allergies, and post nasal drip, and also Asthma, would it help all of these problems? I could really use some advise please, thanks a lot"
02/26/2013: Samara from Manchester, Yorkshire, England replies: "Recently I wrote in about my experience with oil pulling and making my own home made toothpaste. I began using organic, unrefined cold pressed sesame oil for pulling, and baking soda with a minimal amount of fine sea salt and peppermint essential oil for brushing my teeth and still am.. My progress report.
It's been two months now in total and almost a month since my original post.
Initially I experienced some bad breath where I hadnt had a problem with bad breath before .. Or halitosis being the posh term :) My bad breath has disappeared.. My teeth are noticeably less stained.. Very noticeably I have to say.. My oral health, my teeth and gums are definately healthier.. not dramatically so I have noticed but definately an improvement.
The other thing I have noticed tho is that I do not ever get any plaque on my teeth .. Never.. prior to and during my menses I get very ill and sick which brings about any number of issues.. Mouth ulcers being one of them.. Oil pulling has virtually eradicated this for me. If I get one it is gone in a few hours. Other thing I have noticed is that my energy level has increased. I generally have a greater energy level than most ppl I kno anyways, and I dont kno if it is down to the oil pulling but I certainly have MORE energy than I usually do.
Also, last week I received my bottle of organic, cold pressed unrefined sunflower oil to try too, along with a tub of organic cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil to alternate and see what happens. I have been swishing with all three and eating minute pieces of the coconut oil
That's my update for the moment. I will keep you posted on any other changes. Many thanks for the site EarthClinic xx"
06/23/2013: Elaine from Thailand replies: "Hi Samara, very interesting post, I will try making my own toothpaste & mouth wash."
06/05/2012: Catinthebag from Fort Collins, Colorado, Usa: "I started oil pulling about 6 months ago due to some health issues and wanted to give it time to see how it went before I posted my results. I used Unrefined Organic Sesame Oil and oil pulled every morning for 20 minutes.
Immediately I noticed that my teeth felt 'fresh from the dentist clean', my breath also seemed fresher and my teeth were whiter. This hasn't seemed to reduce any in the past 6 months, my teeth still feel & look good, in fact I just had my 6 month check-up and my dentist said "everything looks great, keep doing what you're doing" -- mind you, last time I had 4 cavities that had to be filled! Speaking of cavities, I have a lot of fillings in my mouth and have not noticed any problems with them coming loose.
The other thing I noticed is the actual act of oil pulling makes my sinuses drain like crazy which is inconvenient since my mouth is full but I make it work.
As for noticing any reduction with the health issues that I've had, I honestly can't say that I have noticed any improvement -- or any unimprovement -- either.
I've read different theories for why oil pulling works from it 'pulling nasty bugs from your body', to 'massaging acupressure points on your tongue' to simply 'swishing out the the mouth bacteria'. Personally, I think the swishing of bacteria out of your mouth makes the most sense, why it works, I don't know, maybe having your own saliva mixed in there with the oil helps break stuff down. I did find out that if you put a small amount of oil in a bowl and whisk it, it will turn white so I don't think waiting until the oil turns white to spit it out has any credence, I think some people are probably just better swishers than others .
As for me, I will continue to oil pull because I enjoy the routine and it seems to have some benefits and no detriments thus far."
[YEA] 05/19/2012: Coffeeplease from Quad Cities, Iowa, Usa: "I oil pulled with unrefined organic Sesame oil for one week. I had a severe gum infection for which I was also taking antibiotics, but no over the counter pain medication. I had swelling and pain. I also have severe gum disease and have already lost one tooth by simply falling out, and before oil pulling had two more teeth about 80% loose, nearly ready to fall out, to the point where I could no longer chew on one side of my mouth, and retired to the idea that I could only eat soft foods for as long as I had this set of teeth. Being my first time oil pulling I opted to take the antibiotics as my infection was severe and wasn't sure whether oil pulling alone could take care of it, however, I was pleasantly surprised with the sesame oil! It took away pain for hours, it reduced my swelling almost immediately also for hours, it firmed up my loose teeth to about 80% normal in just a few days. I could bite into burgers and chew on both sides again. I oil pulled 3 times a day for 20 minutes. I followed none of the recommended rules (OPing on empty stomach, etc) I also slept like a rock during that week. Eventually gum disease causes people to NOT brush their teeth because of the pain, and if they do it is not for very long, so pulling before brushing helps tons, especially 3 times a day (once being before bed)
My mistake was switching to coconut oil the next week. It may be as effective at killing bacteria but was not as effective for pain (with me) nor did it make my gums feel good like sesame did... To the point where I just quit doing it until I got sesame oil again- which was today. I want to finish completely firming up these two still slightly loose teeth, and put an end to this gum disease. I intend to OP with sesame for the rest of my life and try remineralizing my teeth (for decay) at the same time. I absolutely love it and am so thankful to have to have come across it."
[YEA] 04/29/2012: Randy San Antonio from San Antonio, Texas, Usa: "Having gone through some painful gum surgeries I was looking for methods of healing up my gums and restoring receding tissue. I happen across Earth Clinic and tried pulling sesame oil. It was pleasant enough and seemed to help so I did it twice a day for maybe 6 days when the headaches got too bad. Now it is my worst allergy time of year so I don't know if it was the pulling or the stuff in the air that was giving me grief. A day and a half later the headache gone I resumed pulling and noticed that my pants were loose around my waist so I stepped on the scale to discover I had dropped 8 pounds in about a week and a half. Now for the record, since my mouth was so sore I was drinking chocolate shakes for some of my meals. This is something I never do but the thought of something cold, rich and most importantly soft was too good to pass up so my caloric intake was much higher than normal. I also noticed the grey hair in my beard was turning brown again and my teeth are brighter - more prominent than before. My gums are pinker and more healthy looking and the cracks on my heals are gone. All in all I am happy with the progress I am making with sesame oil pulling.
I pull first thing in the morning and again before lunch or dinner. I have the feeling that pulling before I eat in the morning might be setting my metabolism higher then it would normally be and that is what is burning calories as well as giving me a feeling of more energy. I base this conclusion on the fact so many weight loss experts recommend you eat your biggest meal of the day when you break your fast. I follow my morning pull with a tbsp of coconut oil and eat my breakfast about two hours later. What will be interesting is if this weight loss is permanent or will my system get used to this and slow the metabolism down to plump me up again. (I am about 5 - 10 pounds over weight)
p. S. I have a mouth full of old silver filings and they are still in place.
Randy San Antonio"Replies
12/28/2012: Priyanka from Gaithersburg, Md replies: "I am curious to know if the oil pulling is helping with restoring your gums. I just noticed two areas in my mouth where my gums are receding. I started oil pulling this morning for the first time. Can oil pulling help with building up gumlines? I really want to avoid surgery and I don't have dental insurance. Thank you."
12/28/2012: Om from Hope, Bc Canada replies: "I have been oilpulling for over a year. My teeth have by nature a yellow tinge but have become whiter and brighter. My gums still bleed occasionally but are much healthier and firmer. Moreover, two molars that were lose have become firm and make no more trouble. If there is infection in the roots, take colloidal silver and keep in the mouth for a while. Do this for at least three days. The infection will go. I use only sesame oil as it penetrates all the skin levels and nourishes the tissue. I am 78 years old and have all my teeth sans one that went many years ago. Oil pulling is mandatory for sinus drainage otherwise the body becomes toxic."
12/28/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Priyanka, I know oil pulling can really help the gums and teeth and even detox. I would suggest, in addition, making sure you get plenty of vitamin c. Recently, I had posted about alternative tooth/ gum mouth health. I study Nadine Artemis' work and most recently bought Ramiel Nagel's book called "Cure Tooth Decay". It is truly an amazing book with information on restoring tooth enamel, reversing cavities, restoring gum health and much more. One of the things he talks about is that many people with gum issues have a low level of scurvy. That made so much sense to me! One of the points he brought up is that scurvy is brought on by a whole, dry grain diet. So, that would be something to be aware of too. If you can get this book, it is a God send!
Dr. Hal Huggins says sea salt water rinses will kill bacteria causing the problematic gums and then rinsing with sodium ascorbate vitamin c powder which will create electrons which healthy tissue is saturated with.
Anyway, I find the whole alternative mouth health subject fascinating and have learned so much which we are never told by the mainstream dentists. People to listen to are Dr. Weston Price, Dr. Hal Huggins, Ramiel Nagel, Nadine Artemis and Dr. Victor Zeines who will teach you ways we were never taught! Actually, I will give you a link to an incredible seminar which I listened to and learned from. Interviews include all these people and more! I promise you will learn so much.
I'm not sure how long these will continue to be available to all so try to listen soon. Hope this information helps you keep those gums and teeth healthy! Lisa"
12/28/2012: Citygirl27 from Richardson, Tx, Usa replies: "Hi Priyanka. I began oil pulling with coconut oil this summer and everything inside my mouth improved. I aslo did it this fall when I noticed some gum recession. After about 1 week of oil pulling with organic coconut oil, there were visible improvements in my gum line. OP, especially with coconut oil, offers lots of other benefits too. Give it a try, there's nothing to lose. You can always take any leftover coconut oil and use it for your hair, skin or cooking. Start out with 1 teaspoon and work up to 1 tablespoon, for anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes. It is tricky at first but becomes easier as you do it. I am sure you will be happy with what you see."
12/29/2012: Hope from Sacramento, California replies: "Thank you Lisa - I Loved this summit and So much valuable information was offered!
I appreciate your posting it and will listen to a few that I missed and looking forward to it!"
12/29/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Hope, I'm so happy someone listened to this valuable summit! So far, no one else has given any feedback on it. I have listened to a couple of them more than once because there's so much information. Since listening, I have incorporated quite a few protocols. I have even managed to turn one of my daughter's cavities around. It is no longer active. It is my instinct to find a way around the mainstream medical/ dental community as they tend to jump the gun and hand out antibiotics, drill and believe in invasive procedures too readily. After listening to David Wolfe choose to not listen to the dentist telling him to remove his tooth and 10 years later, not only does he still have it but it's absolutely fine, I sat quietly while the dental assistant insisted that I needed to get her small cavity filled immediately neither agreeing or disagreeing. I then went home and we went to work on de-activating it and healing it. The following day she said she couldn't feel it any more.
I am eating foods with K-2 in them, now have all of us taking fermented cod liver oil/ butter oil having learned this from Ramiel Nagel and Weston Price and have returned to making bone broths which I got away from over the summer. In two weeks time, I can feel how firm my teeth are in my gums and how firm my bite is now with absolutely no tenderness.
I am going to post an audio interview of Ramiel Nagel and also you'll see his book which I just ordered and have been reading with great interest.
One final note- did you notice that you can download all the interviews to mp3? It was just pointed out to me so I wanted to pass that on since at some point these will no longer be available for free. Anyway, so happy you listened! Best of health to you, Lisa"
12/29/2012: Hope from Sacramento, California replies: "Thank you again Lisa!
I have been listening to the one with Dr Lina Garcia for the past hour - she is simply amazing! I will proceed to download all of the interviews as MP3s, as they are to be treasured. I have also thought it would be a very good idea to listen to several of these twice (or more), including Nigel's, as there is so much valuable information. How wonderful that we have all been given the opportunity to hear these interviews for free and to make them into MP3s for our personal use!
Much appreciation to you, Lisa, for your valuable posts on this glorious website!"
[YEA] 03/06/2012: Jennifer from Chicago, Il : "1st my boyfriend tried OP he started almost 2 wks ago we noticed 1st the fresher breath then he noticed the dark pigmentation on his face clearing, his nails looking healthier, and his feet on the heels softer which before the callus was bad so I started on 04mar12 the immediate result that I experienced was a spurt of energy which usually in the am I am so restless and exhausted then I noticed the fresh breath and healthier looking nails only after 3 days of OP ~Wonderful~"Replies
04/23/2012: Stacy from California replies: "Hello, can someone tell me what type of sesame oil should I buy? I purchased sesame seed oil from Ralph's but I realized that I might have purchased the wrong kind. Please help.. Thank you!"
03/01/2012: Blac from Detroit, Mi Usa: "I recently had a bout of bronchitis. I noticed my tongue was coated from my detoxing. I was reading thru the oil pulling therapy comments and decided to try it with sesame oil. I forgot how well it works. My tongue is pink again. I think I'll do it on a regular basis and see what happens."
02/04/2012: Leaann from Vincennes, In.: "I did my first oil pulling this morning. My hope is for it to help me joint pain. But I also woke up with a toothache and I am hoping this can be resolved as well. I used Sesame Oil. After finishing, I immediately am experiencing some nasal stuffiness and mild drainage. The taste wasn't bad. Once I spit it out the taste reminded me of peanut butter.
I plan to use other remedies posted here and will report back my results."
02/03/2012: Joy from Harrisburg, Pa: "Have been OP with sesame for about a week now. It was tough at first, as I have a strong reflex to swallow. If I couldnt make it the full 15 minutes, I did it for 10 minutes twice that day spaced out. So far I have noticed good and bad properties. The good ones are that I don't seem to be getting the regular corner of the mouth cold sores I used to get on a very regular basis. I notice the stains on my teeth seem to be lessening. The bad is minor and is also attributed to being severely anemic and struggling with depression and unhealthy habits in general, however I am finding myself very tired A LOT.
Another thing to mention is that since the birth of my daughter 11 months ago I have had severe painful acne (and I have always been blessed with beautiful skin). I have started proactive recently, so it may be a combination of things (however I am more consistant with the oil pulling than I am with the proactive system), and I have noticed less large painful deep cystic type blemishes and an overall less red appearance to my face and neck.
I struggle with an addiction to cigarettes right now so I'm not sure how much the oil pulling will have a chance to work with such an addiction but I'm already noticing differences. Also reading about "health crisis" situations I don't feel really uneasy about that... I have been sick most of my life with any number of respiratory and throat issues so I rather welcome a full body purge!
I find that with OP if you just decide you are going to do it and stick with it, it gets easier. I try to distract myself with chores or email checking or read a good article about something that intrigues you... It starts to go faster than you realize!"Replies
07/17/2012: Arla from Covelo, Ca, Usa replies: "Sounds like there are lots of toxins in you, wanting to get out. (At least your body wants them out. ) So you are helping release them through oil pulling. Having a baby is a very cleansing even. And pimples and other outbreaks are just another way for the body to release some disgusting toxin. So keep oil pulling, juicing, fasting, and attending stop smoking classes (or use patches) and enjoy a longer, healthier life!! Good luck! Arla"
08/11/2012: Rbmj1485 from Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States replies: "Hey Joy! Just wanted to say that you could replace the Proactive System with apple cider vinegar, and coconut oil. I would suggest organic either way, and unrefined virgin coconut oil. I have had severe acne for over ten years and have been recently using these products. I have noticed a dramatic change in just the first week! First, bring 1 cup of purified water to a warm temp, but not boiling, using a small pot. ( no microwave) Then pour water into heat-safe glass cup. Add 1-2 Tbsp of ACV and then use a cotton swab to dab affected areas. Second, after ACV has dried completely, apply the coco oil to the same affected areas.
I do this process myself and cover my entire body! Its absolutely refreshing!"
[YEA] 01/25/2012: Karen from Broomfield, Co, Usa: "I found this website and read about oil pulling. It was of interest to me because the last time I went for a dental cleaning the dentist suggested gum surgery for receeding gums. For the last few months (with breaks while travelling) I have swished organic, white, unrefined sesame oil in my mouth for less than one minute each evening and then spit it out. I know everyone says 5-10 minutes but that's not realistic for me (I will just avoid it) so I decided to do it for a minute or less after I brush and floss and while I am dressing for bed. Just had another dental cleaning today. Normal gums! The dentists didn't even want to measure the gums this time! This healed my gums with minimal time, little effort and little cost. AND to boot, it's helped me tremendously with my allergies. I know the die hard people will say 1 minute it too short but all I can say is that it's worked for me, big time!"
[YEA] 01/12/2012: Shannon from Desoto, Tx, Usa: "I've been oil pulling for about two weeks and am really pleased with the results. I began with coconut oil but found the texture and flavor to be off-putting. Once I switched to untoasted sesame oil, I found the process completely tolerable. I OP first thing in the morning for 20 minutes and have found the following results: My joints feel better (I have chronic knee and shoulder pain from degeneration), my teeth and gums feel like I've just been to the dentist for a cleaning, my skin is less dry and my muscles hurt less after re-starting to work out.
The best result is the healing of dermatitis. I have severe dermatitis in my ears. They continually itch from the outside all the way down into my ear canal. Not only is it uncomfortable, it's embarassing because of the constant flaking. After two weeks, I have minor itching externally with no flaking and no deep itch. It's as if my ears are healing from the inside out. I'm so thankful for this site and friends with great suggestions!"