Posted by Mick (Dallas, TX) on 04/02/2007
[YEA] After going online and seeing so many reports of benefits to the mouth and teeth, I tried it with Hain sunflower oil. I was surprised to experience a significant increase in energy that made morning coffee unnecessary, plus a slight whitening of the teeth that was evident from the first time I did it. This odd-sounding procedure WORKS!
My own routine is to brush my teeth lightly WITHOUT TOOTHPASTE upon rising, just to get rid of the mouth film that might prevent full contact with the oil. After the swishing I brush well with toothpaste and my mouth feels terrific.
I swished for 20 minutes the first time but felt increased energy much sooner, so 15 minutes will become my norm. The protocol worked so well that I tried it again before lunch, with similar results. My afternoon was as energetic as my morning... very unusual and USEFUL, to say the least.
Since this is only the first day, it will be interesting to see if the benefits accrue over time or if today's results are a first-time phenomenon. Either way, I would endorse this odd-sounding routine without hesitation to almost anybody and am looking forward to getting my dentist's reaction to it.
Oil pulling defies conventional logic, but there's no question that the body reacts to it in a dramatic way. I've e-mailed a number of friends, urging them to try it for themselves.
I'm put off by the claims of major cures, but increased energy, whiter teeth and reduced dependence on caffeine are reason enough to do it. My energy finally began to run down around 6PM, so two tablespoons of oil accomplished more than my ususal three cups of coffee... plus, my teeth and mouth look and feel healthier. More people need to know about this!