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Oil Pulling: Safe, Simple and Effective!

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Posted by Dibraccio (New Brunswick, New Jersey) on 12/03/2010

[YEA]  I was suffering from severe burnout. My health was failing. For the past 3 months, I had shooting pains all over my body, I had dizzy spells, pains in my lower back and lower right abdomen. I started oil pulling and the symptoms started to fade the first day I did the oil pulling routine. Within 4 days ALL of the symptoms vanished!!! It seems like miracle!!! This experience has caused a profound paradigm shift in my consciousness and has caused me to reevaluate many of my beliefs about health care and healing. I am thankful there is an internet where one can obtain vital information like this.

Posted by Kiran (Birmingham, United Kingdm) on 11/30/2010

I have two receding front teeth. Which makes me very upset. I want to do something about them without going to the dentist. Could please tell me if I start doing oil pulling, if this would reverse or regrow my gums?

Replied by Andrea C
Cardiff, Wales Uk
Hi kiran x as much as you want to avoid going to the dentist, oil pulling won't correct the dental prob you have. Its a wonderful remedy for many ailment's but I'm afriad if I'm right, this won't be the answer to your particular problem. I hope you don't mind me asking, but do you have a phobia of dentist? Or maybe was your last dental connection, something that went wrong, and was a bad experience which put you off dentist for good? Or please don't think I'm being rude or prying, is it on financial grounds? As we all unfortunately, in the uk can't find an nhs dentist, and can't afford the rip off charges that a private dentist charges? I'm asking you these questions, as I found myself in this position, and had to pay mega bucks to have some dental work privatly. And by the time I found a private dentist (as even a lot of them are not taking on no more patients in the uk as they are also snowed under with patients).

If its not any of these reasons, you need to see a dentist to have your problem sorted out, there are dentist who offer sedation for nervous patients, or if its finacially out of your reach to pay for your problem to be sorted out, what I did was got on the patient list at a local nhs training hospital, with a dental training hospital attached to it. Thank goodness! It took a bit of time to get an appointment, but there's always a dental consultant with the trainees, and I must admit, I found the treament I recived there even better than the private dental treatment I payed silly money for, they're brilliant, and also will be helpful if your phobic about dentists. Or you may find you have to travel as nhs dentits are rarerer than the do-do bird these days.

But at the end of the day, even if you do have to travel outside your local area some help is better than no help at all. I hope this has been some help to you, and if not, I'm sure one of the "EC" Family, will impart whatever knowledge to help you. Stay safe, and have faith if you keep searching, your sure to find the answer to your problem. IT MAY TAKE SOME TIME BUT KEEP SEARCHING!! We all need a bit of time to find the answers we seek. God bless, and I hope you find the help you need soon. Love hugs and may you get help soon. Love andrea c x x x

Replied by Aurora
Mason City, Ia
Have you read the section on dental problems? on Earth Clinic. I think you'll find a lot of information there and maybe a solution. Hope you find help here, greetings.
Replied by Tom
Regina, Sk
If you're in no hurry, try finding a copy of the 1997 book by Dr. Gerard Judd "Good Teeth Birth To Death". It's practically blacklisted! Here are just a few choice excerpts re: receding gums:

Receding gums are nothing but gum pockets caused by toothpaste and especially fluoride, which severs all proteins because of its highly negative character. Fluoride is the smallest negative ion on earth, and consequently is the most intensely negative particle on earth. As such, fluoride breaks the positive hydrogen bonds, which hold the coils together, in proteins and enzymes. "Receding gum" surgery will end when the GUM POCKETS cease. The very mention of the procedure, which involves transferring flesh from the roof of the mouth to the excised area of the gums, is a heinous and useless procedure which ought to pass into oblivion. Stated above, THE GUMS CAN BE RECONNECTED TO THE TEETH BY TAKING VITAMIN C (ASCORBIC ACID) (1 tsp) with Arm and Hammer baking soda (1/2 tsp) in 1 inch of water, letting it fizz and then diluting to 1/2 to 1 cup with water, then drinking. The resulting SODIUM ASCORBATE is non-acid, very pure and a thousand times more soluble than vitamin C. SODIUM ASCORBATE IS MORE REACTIVE THAN ASCORBIC ACID (C) in building connective tissue and antibody structures and more effective in killing some viruses and bacteria... Now you know why!

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Hi Tom, thanks for your advice but unfortunately the book you talk about seems to be awfully expensive. I will keep trying to find it still I wanted to say that after wearing braces for many months my gums were a lot better (I am 53) still, recently all of a sudden they started receding and getting inflamed. At the time I was using a natural tooth paste with salt and no fluoride but it did coincide with the finishing of the vitamin C I was taking (3 or 4g). When the pills finished I changed to Acerola which I think only contains 170mg of Vitamin C. Could that have been the reason I had problems?
Replied by Patricia
Kingston Ontario, Canada
I downloaded the book free online after a bit of a search after reading here.

Posted by Laurie (Moriarty, New Mexico) on 11/24/2010

[YEA]  Ran into the phrase oil pulling while looking up natural ways to treat bursitis and arthritis. I was having severe pain in my right shoulder and arm, would hurt like crazy all day and get so much worse at night, I was about ready to go see about getting a shot for it. I knew that was not a great thing either, so went to the internet to see what else there was. Decided to give the oil a try. For the first time in months I am almost pain free, and this after only a few weeks of doing the oil pulling. I will never not do this again!! Am glad I ran into this sight, and I would recommend that everyone at least give this a good try and see what good things might come about. I use coconut oil, am going to try switching back and forth. Happy pulling! Laurie B

Posted by Mychelle (Pacific Northwest, Wa) on 11/23/2010

Hi, I am 44 years old and have severe allergies (corn, wheat, gluten, peanut, trees, molds, dust mites, ibuprofen, aspirin, nsaids and the list goes on) I had an allergic reaction in mid Sept 2010 to an antibiotic after a gum graft surgery. I ended up in the ER twice and have now developed chronic hives. I went to a new allergist who was highly recommended and although I really liked her, she prescribed several medications that my insurance held up with red tape. So, I was at home, miserable and nothing was helping.

I got online and found and Oil Pulling. I was desperate and even though I have a very sensitive gag reflex, I got the oil (cold pressed sesame) and it has been a little over one week since I have been swishing 1 tbsp each morning. The very first time I swished, my nasal passages opened up while I was doing it. I thought NO WAY, are you SERIOUS?! Yep. Then, by day 2, I was coughing a productive cough and spitting up all this gunk. This is a good thing. My sinuses are now opened enough that I can use my neti pot again, something I could not do before unless I was on prednisone for the crisis my body was in. I loathed taking prednisone and now I know I will not have to take it again for clogged nasal sinuses. My husband reported that I am no longer snoring at night (another thing that happens when I am blocked with inflammation. )

I am still having hives but they are getting less and less each day and part of that is I believe because I am on a restrictive diet that does not include (corn/peanut/gluten/wheat). I have also noticed after just one week that I can chew on both sides of my mouth now because hot/cold does not bother me anymore. I love the way my mouth feels after I OP and brush. I feel like I have just stepped out of the dentist for a cleaning. Oh yeah, my gum graft does not bleed anymore when I floss now (which has little to no plaque since OP). So, I share all this to say, OP is working for my sinusitis and I am enjoying sleeping better because of it. I must admit, I do have a spit bucket because I am still coughing up gunk and I am not sure how long that will last! ? My mucous is thinning and white in color compared to the green/yellow it was before OP. I can't wait to see my doctor on the 29th of Nov. I am not going to tell her what I have taken or NOT taken until after her examination of me. My asthma is still not on track and I researching other remedies to help with that along with my inhaler. Any suggestions anyone??

Replied by Mary
Southern Alberta, Alberta, Canada
To Mychelle, from Pacific Northwest: a liquid menthol called "White Flower" used as a few drops on a tissue, put in a paper bag, and inhaled/sniffed can really help open airways. Most good Healthfood stores, or Chinese pharmacies carry White Flower.
Replied by Farmgirl
Northern, Mn
I have had asthma for years and tried all kinds of herbal remedies but nothing really helped until I started taking a Tablespoon of good quality fish oil, a Tablespoon of organic flax oil and several scoops of probiotics in a morning smoothy. After two weeks of a daily smoothy I noticed that I didn't need my rescue inhaler. I had been taking it every day for years. It was allergy season also. Previously I would have an asthma attack every time I sneezed, but after taking the above mentioned in the smoothy I noticed significant improvement of allergy symptoms as well. I went for three months without having to use my rescue inhaler but twice, then I ran out of ingredients and got lazy about making the smoothy. I actually stumbled on the concoction so I didn't put two and two together right away. It only worked for me when taken together not separately. I also was drinking a green drink during that time.

Posted by Peter (Folkestone, Kent, England) on 11/17/2010

First of all a big thank you to the founders of this site and to all the contributors. What a great example of people coming together to help each other. I believe that's the reason we are here. I hope that there are other sites springing up in all the non english speaking countries, then we shall have a true World Health Organization based on people sharing natural healing knowledge and not as the marketing department for the pharmaceutical industry. Anyway, back to oil pulling. In Bharat Savur's article, he suggests swishing for twenty minutes, but to avoid swallowing because it is poison. I have tried this a couple of times now and I am sure that I must have swallowed some. Would it not be better to do a ten minute session, spit out the poison, then do another to reduce this risk, rather than one continuous twenty minute session? I work on the premise that if it can happen to me then its happened to someone else. Maybe some of those who had side effects swallowed some of the poison? Is there any good reason why two ten minute sessions would be less effective than one of twenty minutes? Thank you to someone out there.

Replied by Heysue
Hillsville, Va
Two 10 minute sessions is every bit as good as 1 20 minute session (maybe better).

Posted by Jim (Paris, France) on 11/14/2010

Hi, I ' ve been doing the oil pulling for 8 days now. I started to have a stomach burning since yesterday. I also have often gas after eating or even drinking water for a while now. So I don't know what could this be. I know that morning I ate eggs and butter, maybe eggs which is high sulphur plus the oil pulling caused a candida die off ? The stomach burning is accompanied by smelling gas and abdomen dystension. I 'm wondering also it it is not linked to bile acid that are secreted in exagerated way ?

I didn't eat irritant food recently, well actually lots of bread (wheat) drink regularly uht milk during the OP but I don't know what to conclude. Thank you in advance for any help.

Replied by Kallu
Omaha, Ne
Oil Pulling should not give you any side effects. Drink lots of water after oil pulling. Wait for a bit before you eat solids. Go real easy on the bread and milk. Keep oil pulling, try eating lots of veggies. Drink lots of water. Good luck.
Replied by Zul Tania
Could anyone explain to me how Dr. Karach cured leukemia by oil pulling? It is known that he has cured a leukemia patient. I would really like to find out as I was diagnosed with Chrinic Myeloid Leukemia two years ago. I'm currently on a drug called Imatinib which keeps it in check. I just started oil pulling and found out about Dr. Karach's success with his leukemia patient. I would like to find out his therapy regiment and cure myself (God Willing). Any info would be great... Thanks. Zul Tania

Posted by Rick S (Long Beach, California, Usa) on 11/05/2010

I started oil pulling 3 weeks ago. After 5 days of OP twice a day I experienced having a terrible knee pains mostly on my left knee and my hands were painful like arthritic pain. A year and a half ago I had a complete knee replacement done. I knew and expecting to experience some sort of healing pains as the major side effects of oil pulling. Since I was not sure whether my artificial knee metal part may have loosened up due to oil pulling invading the glue that was used to bond the metal part to my knee bone or the knee metal parts have loosened due to abuse, I was not sure. My knee was painful the way it used to be before I had the replacement. I was almost in panic. I made an appointment to see an orthopedic doctor in USC, L.A. immediately. The earliest appointment that was available was 25 days from the day I called them.

After a week I noticed that all the pains were gone. In fact my left knee feels almost like a natural knee. I canceled the appointment and I decided to OP again. It has been 4 days now and my knees and hands are fine, no unusual pain.

Replied by Coregon
San Diego, Ca
The symptoms you describe were probably "detoxing effects" from the oil pulling. I had symptoms similar to yours and I believe it was from all the medications I was on before and after surgery leaving my body.

Your artificial joint likely had no "glue" or "cement". Newer joint replacement surgeries today use pegs and screws and eventually bone tissue grows over the new joint making it even more stable. Glue and cement are rarely used anymore. There is no way coconut oil could get into your joint from your mouth and loosen something in your leg. I asked my surgeon how sturdy the joint with the bolts was and he said "nothing.. short of severe trauma (car accident, etc. will loosen it". Here's a description of how joint surgeries are done now.. to relieve your concerns:

"In a non-cemented procedure, components of the implant have a roughened porous surface designed to allow bone to grow into it, eliminating the need for cement.

"The implants are "press fit" against the bony surfaces that are precisely cut through the use of multiple cutting jigs. Faultless positioning is necessary for bony attachment to occur with initial fixation by metal pegs and screws of the implant to bone. Since this implant relies on the bone to hold it in place, this procedure requires good bone to be successful."

Posted by Karen (Salem, Or) on 10/31/2010

I have a question. How do you keep from swallowing for 10-15 minutes? I can't imagine. Thank you.

Replied by Curious
Glendale, Ca
If you start oil pulling for whatever time is comfortable, you can slowly work up to 15 or 20 minutes. According to Ted from Bangkok, 1-5 minutes is enough as long as you brush your teeth before and after. The part I haven't worked up to is using a whole tablespoon of oil. Maybe that's why my results aren't as strong as others.

Posted by Daniel (Christchurch, Nz) on 10/28/2010

Regarding oil pulling, If you leave water, or any other liquid in your mouth, without spitting it out for 20 minutes you- will end up with a mouth full of mucus. Just try it with any oil or liquid

Replied by 818poochie
Grand Rapids, Mi
This afternoon I oil pulled for the first time with about 1 tsp of EVCO and had an experience that I did not expect including a lot of mucus. This evening I read your post. You said that any water, oil or other liquid held in your mouth for twenty minutes would result in a mouth full of mucus. Because I do not like to be "fooled" about things I decided to test this before spending a lot of time oil pulling and fooling myself into thinking that the oil pulling was doing something special. My personal result is that after twenty minutes with a mouth full of water, all I ended up with was a mouth full of water and saliva. No other reaction even close to oil pulling with EVCO.
Replied by Jamie
Lakeworth , Fl.
Poochie, in the last week I had the same thought as you. Why cant you use water, wouldn't it be the same? There is an expense involved with good organic oil, then another dilemma. What to do with the swished oil? I have a septic system and really don't want to spit it down the drain every day. The trash can is another option, but I don't want an oily mess in the bathroom trash. Then I was thinking about using water, would that draw out the toxins. Thinking the action is what pulls the poisons out. Thanks for doing the research for me, I guess its not the same.

Posted by Lucy (Brisbane, Australia) on 10/24/2010

I have a permanent metal wire retainer behind my upper and lower front teeth, to keep them in place since having braces. I am wondering whether oil pulling will effect the metal wire or the glue. Particularly since it is supposed to pull metals. What would it do to the wire?

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Hi Lucy, sorry I can't answer your question but I have one for you. Over a year ago I had my braces taken off and the orthodontist, who had always talked of placing one like you have, decided to go for a removable one instead, which I will have to put in at least once a week for the rest of my life. I am not happy about it because he never discussed this with us from the start. We will move away from here in a few months so if anything is the matter I will have to pay an orthodontist (right now it is all included in the awfully high price). If I lose or break the retainer I will have to pay for it myself as well. I would like to know what is your experience with yours as having some wire behind your teeth sounds rather weird too..... I have no idea what will happen with mine as I get older (I am 53 now) and my mouth changes.... I just don't know! But he is very good at not really telling you enough and confronting you with the things later on.

Posted by Lucy (Brisbane, Australia) on 10/24/2010

I just need to know whether oil pulling will make the contraceptive pill less effective at all?

Posted by A.c. (Houston, Texas) on 10/13/2010

I oil pull every morning for 20 minutes day. This has been my practice for over a year now. One weird thing happens pretty regularly after I spit out the oil: I see stars. Can any one explain that phenomenon? Thanks.

Posted by Belinda (Singapore) on 10/03/2010

I am so lucky to chance upon EC. All feedbacks from everyone is so invaluable. Special thanks especially to Sandy who has taken such great effort on compilation. I've OP for only 2 days. Yet to experience amazing effects but do notice plaque decreased. Hope OP could cure me of some sickness and discomforts am experiencing.

Posted by Shanthi (Jurong, Singapore) on 10/02/2010

Dear All, I am in Japan currently and wish to know where I can get a good sesame/sunflower/any other oil for the pulling. Thanks

Posted by Karen (Sydney, Nsw) on 10/02/2010

[YEA]  I have been oil pulling for 6 months now. I have experienced quite a few things. Firstly, the rash on the skin but it went away after awhile ( a few weeks). Perhaps it is removing toxins through the skin also. I have bridge work and was getting a gap between the gum and bridge. After a week, the gap closed, the dark discoloration disappeared and any plaque on my teeth is long gone. I usually rinse my mouth with warm water afterwards. I haven't had a flu or any sickness since oil pulling. I use olive oil and have used sesame seed oil but I prefer the olive oil. My breath is fresh and clean. No morning breath smell. My jawline is more chiseled (had a bit of a double chin before).

My best advice is to keep oil pulling until any side effects leave and they will. I have old metal fillings and if anything, the area around the fillings is cleaner. I originally had a sore gum when I started and eating made it worse. After the first oil pull, the inflammation went away. Oil pulling is the best thing you can do for your body. I have my kids oil pull now and the dentist couldn't believe how clean and plaque free my kids teeth were.. I oil pull usually in the morning before breakfast and then rinse my mouth out with warm water or rinse it with ACV I have in a bottle of water. Somedays I oil pull for the full twenty minutes, some days 10 minutes and 10 minutes later in the day. I only do it once a day. I usually eat or drink after pulling, about 30 minutes later. If it hurts your jaw, pull relax, pull relax, or keep your head down to take the pressure off the jaw. This is Gods miracle cure along with Castor oil. I couldn't live without either. All the best to everyone trying it for the first time. Keep at it and you will soon enough realise how wonderful oil pulling is. God Bless you

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