HI...I THOUGHT WHILE DOING OP YOU CAN'T DO OTHER THINGS...HOWEVER, IN THIS ARTICLE IT SAID PEOPLE ARE DOING OP WHILE TAKING SHOWER OR SHAVING...SO I AM REALLY CONFUSED.
ANOTHER THING IS THAT WHILE I AM DOING OP EVERY TIME, AFTER 15' OR 20', THE OIL IN MY MOUTH GOT VERY THICK, NOT WATERY LIKE IT'S DESCRIBED IN YOUR ARTICLE. I AM A DIALYSIS PATIENT ALSO AND MY KIDNEYS FAILED RIGHT AFTER MY 2 MAJOR SURGERIES IN 2007 & 2009. I ALSO HAS PROBLEM W/ HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.
THE SAD THING IS, I AM ONLY 39 YEARS OLD, HAPPY, ACTIVE, EAT HEALTHY FOOD, EXERCISE REGULARLY BUT STILL GOT ALL THESE PROBLEMS. PLEASE HELP ME. THANK YOU.
EC: Mi is referring to the instructions on OP found here: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/oil_pulling.html#INSTRUCTIONS
Thousand Oaks, Ca, usa
Licking, Mo, United States
This site is like "treatment overload" I love it! I am sort of confused on a few things though as it pertains to oil pulling. I think I may be doing it wrong (simply because its too easy) and I havent experienced any of the difficulties that others have written about (I'm not referring to the "healing" reaction but the general difficulties in pulling for 10-15 mins that people are having) Dont you just move it around in your mouth for 10-15 mins? I dont understand...seems easy (no taste/ no fuss)
Next, can oil pulling be done while taking supplements and other remedies (specifically H2O2 Therapy & Urine Therapy) or will they have negative/harmful effects?
PS- Is Ted still around? I've sent several inquries w/ no response.
EC: Ted has only answered a handful of questions the past few months. He emailed that he is busy figuring out cures for tricky conditions that are "epidemic" in Thailand. Please send us your question and we'll forward it to him. Sometimes that helps, but not always!
Thousand Oaks, Ca
Oil Pulling and Brain Aneurysm:
Dear Ted, I have a question that may sound rather stupid to some but decided I needed to lay this to rest rather than worry about it any further. I started oil pulling about 3 weeks ago to re-mineralize my teeth and to pull toxins from my system. I do feel that I am realizing some positive effects already in just a short time. Here is my possibly stupid concern, but hopefully you will understand that it is a valid one for me; as I was happily swishing away yesterday, and thinking about how this procedure eliminates heavy metals from one's body to the point that some folks may lose a filling from time to time, horror struck me. I had a ruptured brain aneurysm in 2005 requiring platinum coiling and a titanium stent, (you probably see where I'm heading with this one). Would oil pulling cause this 'erector set' that I have in my head to shift in anyway? I have sat here and tried to reason with myself that it would not, and yet there is this nagging little fear that finally told me to just ask and settle it once and for all. I know there is an herb that I should not take due to possibly shifting of this metal mess (though for the life of me, I don't remember what it was). I would very much like to continue with the oil pulling. Aside from the other benefits, I was hoping it would help with the nerve damage in my eye from 3rd cranial nerve palsy as a result of the aneurysm as well. I appreciate your patience with my question and thank you most kindly for all the help you have been to all of us here. Have a pleasant day ;)
EC: Ted has only answered a handful of questions in the past month, so hopefully one of our wise readers will be able to answer!
Toronto, Nsw Australia
I have two porcelain veneer. can anyone tell me if oil pulling is safe. I might be lost two my porcelain veneer. I want to make oil pulling. But I don t want to lost my porcelain veneer. What can I do?
The Beach, Canada
Better But With Side Effects
I have just started OP and have found that on each occasion (first thing in the morning for 3 mornings now) I couldn't get past the 5 to 6 minute mark of 'swishing' before I would start gagging and have to spit out. What I have noticed is that the oil I'm swishing seems to change - we all know that it needs to thin out and goes white but it's as though the toxins are infusing the oil, taste absolutely vile and thereby make me want to puke. I'm guessing that as I continue with the OP, this will lessen. Has anyone else experienced anything similar.
I should also add that I have horrid allergies which seem to have significantly reduced even from day 1. I also feel alot more engergised in the morning after OP. So I'm definately feeling benefits which is why I'm keen to continue and indeed make this a part of my daily ablutions.
Thank U. Mx
EC: Thanks for the feedback. Can you tell us what oil you are using?
Euless, Tx, USA
Hi. This is my third week of oil pulling, and the oddest thing has happened. I've had ingrown hairs for years. Suddenly when I woke up this morning, those ingrown hairs were no longer hidden beneath my skin. I pulled them with no problem. What in the world does oil pulling have to do with ingrown hairs?
By the way, other results so fair: the whites of my eyes are particularly white. They're usually off-white, even yellow; mucous drains at the back of my throat when I pull (this just began happening a few days ago); my skin is suddenly baby-soft; and facial pockmarks are lightening up.
Oil pulling has become a very peaceful exercise for me. Love it! Thankfuk for the knowledge!
New Haven, Ct
Licking, Mo, United States
I just finished reading the thread for Oil Pulling and there is new info there which I appreciate. The break down of the effects the different oils has is amazing. But I remember reading a while ago about it on this site and there was also salt water used to clean the mouth and the sinus cavity. I didn't see any mention of it on the site this time, is that not necessary to do now or is that still part of OP?
EC: That sounds like something Ted would write about! Did you check the Q&A section? http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/oil_pulling_questions.html
Oil Pulling And ACV. Stumbled upon your site searching for skin care products... Anyway spent a few days reading the feedback and decided to try ACV and Oil pulling. Only three days into it but my teeth are whiter from the oil pulling and I have noticed a significant loss of appetite for the ACV. Very interesting, I thought it was all BS lol.
Had seen it suggested to combining 2 different oils, can you mix sunflower and sesame? i love the testimonials on both and would love the benefits of both. or would it be acceptable to use one in the morning and the other at night?
love this site, have directed all those dear to me here, and we are avidly searching your database!!
Better But With Side Effects
Hi, My hubby's been Oil Pulling for the past one week and now his Uveitis seems to be getting worse. He hasn't had this kind of pain in the past 5 years. His eyes look red, inflamed and he is in pain and discomfort. Does Oil Pulling trigger Uveitis flare ups?
We started oil pulling around a week back, I am feeling really good, active and my complexion has also improved but my hubby's facing this problem. Please help.
oil pulling contraindications: curious to know if oil pulling would interfere with a regimen that I'am doing for narrowing of my left descending blood vein in my heart. Now using lecithin, coq10, fish oil, taurine, and a plethora of other natural igredients. since lecithin is basically oil I thought I might be wasting my time. thanks in advance
Better But With Side Effects
I've been oil pulling every morning for a couple of weeks and my sinus problems have totally cleared up. However, for the past 4 days, I've had a bloated, painful abdomen. I've eaten nothing out of the ordinary. Could this be an effect of the oil pulling? I swallow a couple of times while I'm doing the pulling, but only from the back of the throat.
I have been oil pulling for about 2 days now, because i want my skin and acne to improve! NOw I have a question: I love to drink water do I still have to wait 1 hour after drinking water before I oil pull, or does it really matter?
I was searching on the web for more information about castor oil after reading Kaycee's book on The Oil That Heals when i came across oil pulling. i also wondered how oil pulling that would work. Anyway i decided to give it a try, because I was having problems with gum disease and other problems, I started oil pulling about two weeks ago, and i am truly seeing some changes in my mouth, first of all my breath is so fresh, my teeth has gotton three or so shades whiter.
When I was younger I was able to bite a piece of thread because my teeth was in great shape, but i got to the place that they began to shake, and i could'nt grit the top and bottom togather, My dentist wanted to extract some of them, i would bite the inside of my jaws and lips when i eat. But now my teeth is getting closer together so much that i am able to bite a thread and chew well without biting my lip and corner of my jaws. Oil Pulling is the bomb. I am going to continue this for the rest of my life. there are othe benifits I have notice and i am glad to find out about this site.
Someone just emailed me this site and I am wondering, since I have false teeth, do I keep them in or remove them to do the oil pulling. I would like the softer skin and to fix some of the other minor problems that come with age.
Palmerston North, New Zealand