Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- 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
- Oil Pulling and Medication
- Oil Pulling And Sublingual Medications
- Oil Pulling and Tooth Pain
- Olive Oil
- Oregano Oil
- Peanut Oil
- Pumpkin Seed Oil
- Safflower Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Sunflower Oil
- Ted's Feedback
- Vitamin E Added
- Walnut Oil
04/22/2013: Polly from London , England: "That is a very good question because when I was pulling on an empty stomach I was waking with a thirst (I am 62 and I follow a very healthy lifestyle) So I started drinking filtered water and camomile tea (which I have overnight by..."
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|General Feedback||122 YEAS|
|Sesame Oil||72 YEAS|
|Sunflower Oil||42 YEAS|
|Multiple Oils Tried||42 YEAS|
|Olive Oil||41 YEAS|
|Coconut Oil||40 YEAS|
|Safflower Oil||7 YEAS|
[YEA] 04/23/2007: Lucille from Jersey City, USA: "Wow! I just read this cure for the first time and decided to try it with my organic coconut oil. I still can't believe it but the chronic sensitivity I had in two of my teeth is gone! It's hard to tell which teeth were hurting! And my teeth feel different."
[YEA] 04/23/2007: Lucille : "I just wrote something but I didn't say which cure it was. So, the OP is fantastic, as I said. Cured my teeth pain immediately. I want to see how it handles my chronic, horrible candida."Replies
05/18/2009: Helena from Nashville, TN replies: "Hi...you said you would see what OP with VCO did for your candida. I'm struggling with candida right now, and I'm nursing a 5-month-old, so it's really tough. We keep sharing it back and forth. Did the OP help? If not, what have you done for your candida? Thanks."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 12/18/2006: Jennifer from Decatur, GA: "I am oil pulling using extra virgin coconut oil 100% organic cold pressed. I've used this for two mornings. When I woke up this morning I had two pimples on my face. My teeth feel smooth. It was easy to swish the coconut with no bad taste or anything. Of course its already clear so I'm not sure what its suppose to look like. I'm going to keep trying it to see what happens. I'll write again in two weeks."
[YEA] 09/24/2006: Margaret from Florida: "I used coconut oil for oil pulling. My teeth are whiter. I find the info on this site to be the best. Thanks"Replies
01/18/2009: Tena from Alberta, Canada replies: "I've tried the OP with sesame oil but it has too strong a taste... I can't get past 7-8 minutes before it makes me gag. Coconut oil intrigues me, but living in Canada my Coconut Oil is solid. How do you get around this issue?"
EC: It will melt as soon as it hits your mouth!
04/13/2009: Veronica from Welsh, Louisiana/USA replies: "Will the Coconut Oil used for cooking work or does it have to be the "EVCO"? And, can you use the EVOO that you get at WalMart? Or, does all this have to be from a Health Store? Need to know ASAP please. Also I have a Hernia will OP'ing affect it?
06/20/2009: Steph from Ocala, Fl. replies: "I bought my C.O. at ___. However, go to the vitamin section, not the cooking section. It comes in a ___ plastic jar, and after you open it you can smell the coconut oil. Do not use the cooking oil type. It should look solid and be a true white color. It will melt upon touching to your skin. It is far cheaper at _____ then going to the natural health food store or buying it on line."
10/22/2011: Lauren from Northern Ca, Usa replies: "Why can't I use the kind from the cooking section? If it's extra virgin, unrefined, etc is that okay? What's the difference between the kind in the vitamin section and the cooking? L"
Cod Liver Oil
[QUESTION] 01/18/2009: Betty Lee from Singapore: "hi !!! anyone out there had ever tried EMULSIFIED NORWEGIAN COD LIVER OIL for oil pulling ?? It contain EPA and DHA--nutritionally supports cardiovascular health,mood health and overall daily wellness.Contain vit A and D, and heavy metal free !!
I would like to know if it is just as effective as sesame oil?? OR even better than sesame oil ---without any side effects and allergies??
I had a bearable pain in the upper molar and had been using transdermal brush to brush the interior of the gum, I found it helps but to draw out the germs and toxins from the body--- which seem to be very interesting ..
I had not try Cod Liver oil yet for swishing in the mouth but I take it internally and it worked wonderfully for me.I had been taking COD LIVER oil for more than 20 years and it is really antiaging supplement for me !!!!!
Would somebody care to enlighten me?"
[YEA] 04/03/2009: Michele from Wolcott, Connecticut replies: "I oil pull with Cod Liver Oil. It is a popular brand that has lemon and mint added. I can't taste the fish at all. I love oil pulling with the cod liver oil. My mouth is clean and healthy. And it is great for my skin. I don't injest any cod liver oil. I do take Omega 3 fish oil caps though. I feel that plenty of the vitamin A gets into my blood stream with the oil pulling. I also oil pull with Avacado oil, and extra virgin coconut oil. The avacado oil is great for your hair. Makes it healthy and shiny. And they are all good for your skin."
04/23/2013: Gunther922 from Ayer, Ma: "Regarding brushing your teeth after OP. I have read on this site that you must brush your teeth after in order to rinse out and get rid of the toxins/bacteria. Is this not true? Help I'm so confused."
12/18/2011: Clay Vessel from East London, South Africa: "Hello, Earth Clinic. I am so glad to have found this site which I have already recommended to others. I have a concern about the possible danger of Oil Pulling and the presence of amalgam fillings in one's mouth.
I'd like a response from Ted, or any person who is an authority on Oil Pulling.
I have been so impressed by the experiences of others with regard to Oil Pulling and am keen to do it regularly. However, I have one amalgam filling left in my mouth, a tooth which also had root canal work done on it years ago. On all the sites I have looked at, it seems that the amalgam filling and Oil Pulling combination is not mentioned very often, and many who report great results do not say whether they have amagam fillings or not.
How can it possibly be safe to swish oil around ones mouth in the presence of a mercury filling?
I know the solution is to have the amalgam filling removed, and I have removed all of the others (slowly, over time). I am reluctant to remove this last one because a) it's expensive and I can't afford it just now and b) a doctor said that it may do more harm to remove it than to keep it in. Despite the protocol that is followed (rubber dam, charcoal drunk afterwards) there's no escaping the mercury vapour that one inhales during the procedure. So for now, it remains in. The filling is big, and old.
I have just completed ten weeks of chelation with a doctor to remove heavy metals from the body, because of all the amalgam fillings I used to have. He used weekly injections with a Vit C and calcium combination. Am concerned that by Oil Pulling, I may inadvertantly re-introduce mercury into the bloodstream again.
I so want to do Oil Pulling - it sounds so effective and makes sense to me, and my husband, who is also keen. We've done it twice already. But could it be that Oil Pulling in the presence of mercury might outweigh the benefits of Oil Pulling altogether and make the practice more harmful than good? I would value knowledgeable comments and advice. Thanks, Earth Clinic"
10/12/2010: Dee from Dublin, Ireland: "Hello, I have been oil pullling for 7 mins before bed for 5 nights and have found great improvements in this short space of time. I have a lot of amalgam fillings, root canals and crowns and there is no way I can afford to replace them. My question is this: Is there anyone on this site that has amalgam fillings, root canals and/or crowns that has NOT had problems with them when oil pulling? I would really appreciate hearing from people who have NOT had problems. Are there any people who could reassure me?
10/12/2010: Carly from Seattle, Wa - Usa replies: "I would also like to hear from people who have had no issues with their fillings - I have not done it due to reading the posts on the amalgams where people have had problems. I have a mouth full of amalgams darn it. Anyone? Thanks. Carly"
10/12/2010: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Carly and Dee, I did oil pulling for a few months last year and have a mouth full of fillings and two caps. One is gold and one is porcelain. I didn't have any problems at all with any of them while oil pulling. Perhaps, the problems were pre-existent for those who had trouble and the oil pulling brought light to that. By the way, the fillings are from when I was quite young and the gold cap is from when I was about 12 and the porcelain about 3 years ago. Hope this helps in your decision to try this procedure."
10/13/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Dee, I had a root canal over a year before I started having problems. I think that it was a coincidence that the filling started falling a while after I started OP. The dentist kept laughing and filling the tooth again and again (and we kept paying for it.... ). When I went there the last time because I started feeling a funny sensation when I would eat or drink and was prepared to tell him that he had to find a solution for my problem the tooth was broken from so much work done to it and had to be pulled. It was a big shock as I have great teeth, to lose one at 53.... Afterwards I discovered that the tooth could have been saved if he had put a crown on it on time.... But he didn't! Was it the OP? I think that somehow that was a coincidence but I will never know. Anyway, he should have done a better work. We are going to write him a letter and see what he says. This is going to cost us a lot of money and bother because now I need an implant. It took me maybe two weeks to start to accept what had happened. Would I have done OP if I knew what I know now, even if it had nothing to do with what has happened... I don't know but I should have been more alert and have gone somewhere else for a second opinion and I would surely still have my tooth. What OP does for me is to prevent me from feeling pressure on my down teeth which is very annoying. For the rest I have never noticed anything. Once in a while I mix a drop of clove oil to give my mouth a good clean. I do have a few old porcelain filling, no problems there! My verdict and actually the one of the dentist... OP can't have had anything to do with it. After all it is nothing more than swishing a bit of oil in your mouth! What consoles me is that root canals are not always a good thing because if you have an infection and don't feel it they can cause a lot more problems without you knowing where they come from but... Implants can give infections as well and they are so awfully expensive..."
10/13/2010: Bessie from Calgary, Alberta, Canada replies: "Hi Carly - I have several amalgam fillings, several porcelain fillings, two root canals and my husband has crowns but neither of us have experienced any problems at all with oil pulling. I've been oil pulling for over a year now, usually with sesame oil but I've also used coconut and olive oils.
Totally off the subject, but another thing I do for oral health is massage my gums (thumb on one side of the gum, forefinger on the other) - massage with light circular motion. It strengthens and brings circulation to the gums. I do it in the shower, because it can get a bit "drooly" - hope this helps! Cheers."
10/13/2010: Dee from Dublin, Ireland replies: "Hi Bessie, Thanks for your answer, I feel better knowing that and would love to hear from even more people still. Thanks to you all, Dee"
10/13/2010: Dee from Dublin, Ireland replies: "Hi Francisca, Many thanks for your reply. Do you have any amalgam fillings at all? Dee"
10/13/2010: Carly from Seattle, Wa - Usa replies: "Thank you Bessie, Francisca, and Lisa. Your input has been helpful. I think I just may have to give oil pulling a try! Much appreciation. :-) Carly"
10/13/2010: Dee from Dublin, Ireland replies: "Hi Lisa, Were those old fillings you have in your mouth amalgams? I hope so cause that would make me feel even more reassured. Dee"
10/13/2010: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Dee, In regards to my fillings, yes, they are silver amalgams and they are over 40 years old! Strangely enough, my fillings have held just fine over the years but, two of the teeth have crumbled off around them! Thus, that is why I have the one porcelain cap. The other tooth I just left alone because it is the very back one and doesn't bother me. Honestly, I don't think oil pulling will do anything to your teeth in a negative manner. Hope that helps."
10/13/2010: Dee from Dublin, Ireland replies: "Hi Lisa,
I really appreciate your reply and feel even more reassured now. I will keep at the oil pulling. My lower molars are all mainly amalgam and I have had them for many years too. All the best, Dee"
10/14/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Hi Dee, no, as I used to be a photographer and travel writer I had my fillings changed to modern ones a few years ago as the dentist was afraid that I would get problems due to my many flights.
By the way, I want to thank all the advice I got here after losing my tooth. I have chose to do an implant but I will do it in a very good clinic in Switzerland since we found out that I lost my tooth (which had had a root canal and the filling replaced a lot of times) only because the dentist here in France didn't care to cap the tooth. We don't know why he didn't do it yet but we have written him a letter. All the dental treatments cost a lot of money, so did pulling the tooth and now the implant is going to be awfully expensive, all for no reason! Be careful and if you don't trust some treatment get a second opinion, it may be worth the money!"
[YEA] 06/25/2009: myra from westfield, new jersey: "I started oil pulling with flaxseed oil yesterday as that was the most organic, freshest oil I had in the house. I used 1 T and did it twice yesterday. I really wasn't expecting any immediate results, but amazingly the bronchitis I have had for over 3 weeks (after a bout of flu) is starting to break up. I am experiencing looser phlegm and less wheezing and the heavy feeling in my chest is gone. I cannot wait to see what further results will bring. Today will probably switch to safflower or coconut as they have had such great reviews here."
04/21/2013: Kathy from the USA: "Why is it emphasized to OP on an empty stomach? I had done it awhile after I ate and didn't seem to have any problem. Could I be causing harm without being aware of it?"Replies
04/22/2013: Polly from London , England replies: "That is a very good question because when I was pulling on an empty stomach I was waking with a thirst (I am 62 and I follow a very healthy lifestyle) So I started drinking filtered water and camomile tea (which I have overnight by my bed) THEN oil pulling and its still very effective!"
04/22/2013: Kathy from the USA replies: "Hi Polly, I should have "replied" to those who posted the emphasis but did not... I sometimes awaken with extreme hunger. At two in the morning I am so hungry I don't feel like OP for twenty minutes before I eat! If you have such a thirst, your acceptable table salt may be the problem. The flowing/anti-caking agent contributes to more ailments than is recognized and could be in other spices. I use a sea salt that is labeled "real" because it does not contain those agents. I thought I might be eaten up with parasites or have a tapeworm but I eat garlic and use ACV that I had read are remedies to those problems. I'm sixty-five and try to keep my weight at a hundred."
02/27/2013: Guest from Bangalore, India: "Is it okay if I include Coconut Oil in the morning & Sunflower oil in the evening in my daily oil pulling regimen?"
01/09/2013: Lk from Toronto, Ontario : "I am interested in starting oil pulling but I take hyperthyroid medication daily. Is it possible to do this without affecting my medication? Thanks"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 12/27/2012: Farra from Duncan, Oklahoma, Usa: "I tried OP for the first time yesterday with pure virgin olive oil. Healthy with no known disease just wanted to try it. I was only able to do it for 5 mins. My partner said my breath was terrible the rest of the day, into the night. She even claims that when we woke up the whole room smelled a little "rotten". This morning I did more research and tried again, 20 mins. I rinsed with salt water after and brushed (I did neither the day before). I read through so many post and seems no one experienced bad breath AFTER, is this strange? I could only think it must be doing something if a tiny bit of olive oil is making that big of difference. Any thoughts or suggestions, should I discontinue use?"Replies
12/28/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "I too get bad breath from O.P. It must represent the condition of some type infection or toxin in the body. I use mouthwash before and after O.P. , and also take 1 grm Vit-C before and 3 grms MSM after O.P. I also swish H2O2 occasionally to reduce the yellowing of the teeth."
12/28/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Farra, there are 2 things you can do: 1. continue just as till now and within a week, it should clear us IF the oil is "doing something". 2. Switch to a different oil and see if you get other results."
12/29/2012: Cameron from Brisbane, Qld, Australia replies: "Do not brush your teeth after Oil Pulling!!!!!! If you just use the Oil and then rinse your mouth after you will not have bad breath, if you really need to brush do so before Oil Pulling. Try using Sesame as it is the most highly recommended and best tasting(to me) my breath is great the following morning after OP the night before and no plaque or yuck taste first thing."
[YEA] 12/23/2012: Jane from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada: "Been OP [oil pulling] since mid-November about twice a day with VCO. My first day, noticed a lot of mucus on my tongue after the second pull. I brushed my teeth & tongue after and rinsed with water as well. Most days I just have to blow my nose after & maybe spit mucus once or twice. A couple days back, I felt a scratchy feeling near the back of my mouth towards the throat when I was done. I took out a flashlight & saw a small round bump. Then I noticed what looked like mucus coming out of the throat area around the tonsils, coming through the flesh. Then, the next half hour I started coughing & spitting up phlegm continuously. Then it stopped, the bump & mucus was gone, and I had the best night's sleep I've had in awhile. The changes I've noticed so far include clear skin, I just don't seem to get acne now & I've had bouts of acne for over 25 years. My hair doesn't seem to split as bad as it used to. My teeth are whiter, tartar that has built up on the inside front of two of my lower teeth seems to be reducing, my gums are a lighter pink. I started breaking out in hives a few months back. I would feel like my heart was racing even though my pulse was normal or even slightly low. I would feel a burning inside that sometimes made me physically ill to my stomach. It looked like someone was drawing the world map on my back & legs from the hives. Numerous sleepless nights as a result. It took me awhile to figure out that the triggers were all grains & sulfites. I have had a couple of accidental exposures since the oil pulling & the hives symptoms are significantly reduced. In fact, there was only a slight feeling of racing and a couple small areas of hives. I have also noticed the fibrocystic lumps in my breasts seem to be shrinking and this has been the most pain free period in the last couple weeks than I've had for more than a year (although I should add that for the last few months I have also gone off all caffeine & no bra). Finally, there is no arthritis in my hands so far this year. By this time, last year, my hands were always either stiff or sore. Oil pulling is quite literally changing my life. I have always tried to live healthy, my weight is reasonable, in fact I've only had two periods of time my entire life where I was overweight. Once from childbirth and once from an injury that limited my movement for six months. However, despite all the healthy eating & use of natural medicine, nothing has created as noticeable a difference as oil pulling has. I want to thank you; because it was while I was trying to search for remedies for hives that I came across oil pulling on this site. Thank you!"