Better But With Side Effects
I have been oil pulling once a day for 4 months now. I feel on the one hand it is doing marvels. I am a smoker and drink a bottle of wine most evenings, but i feel oil pulling is really giving my lungs a clearout. The first thing as i spit out, is a really good loose cough 9sorry disgusting i know). I never used to cough and i had a tight chest (part anxiety), i think the cough is good as better out than in. As with most on here the teeth are whiter, skin etc. but as i've been doing so long now i am noticing it reaches other part. I have felt a sensation where i used to get stomach ulcers when i am pulling, not pain, just a sensation that tells me its kinf of "massaging, curing" that bit.
On the down side, my thyroids (well i think they are thyroids, just below jaw)and other throat glands are swollen and i have a permanent sore throat and almost feel i've had a cold for 3 months. I realise OP is mucous related so its natural all this mucous areas are sore or swollen. And i've noticed my thyroids during and after pulling are rock hard. They soften a bit after but remain swollen. No pain though, the only pain is sore throat which developed 4 weeks ago and comes and goes. Also getting very gunky eyes everytime i wake up. I thought i may have hay fever, the pollen this year is enormous, i've never had problem with hay fever but they say many this year are getting it who didnt before.
I am going to stop for a few days now just to see what happens. In some cases i've read, if you get a problem with OP, pull through it, keep going. But i just feel a few days off for observation will be good.
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Help! Has anyone had bad tongue reactions to oil pulling or other types of cleansing? I've been using OP for more than a week, and I have these red, raised, sore bumps on the back of my tongue. Is this cleansing?
EC: What type of oil are you using? Possible that it's rancid?
I tried this today - but could not get past the gag reflex - I did not gargle - but merely put in the mouth and swished around the teeth. I gagged - and threw up - any advise?
Can anyone tell me if op is safe for veneers?I have only done it twice and it seems it might be loosing the bond of my teeth.
Why is it advised to have an empty stomach prior to oil pulling? What will happen if you do not have an empty stomach before oil pulling?
(Ocean Grove, VIC Australia)
I have tried oil pulling only 2 times and can't seem to get to place it isn't yellow. Is there any chance it is still helping? I also seem to swallow some...just a little but ick!! Has anyone had this happen and then just seemed to be able to do it right?
EC: Try another type of oil!
After the oil becomes watery as it mixes with saliva (like after 5 min) I get disgusted with it and spit it out taking the fresh oil instead. Do you think twice 5 min. are the same as 10 min. with the same oil? or maybe even better since (I think) fresh oil "pulls" better than the watery mix? What do you think?
(Canadian living in Spain)
Oil Pulling and Joint Replacement: I am very interested in oil pulling, but have a quest regarding my artificial hips. Has anyone had any experience with the effects of oil pulling on those of us who have had joints replaced?
As I sit reading this information from the Earthclinic I'm oil pulling! I first started it back in February 09 for a 3 months stint, just pulling oil very first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything. Apparently this is because the mouth becomes extremely toxicated during the night and the oil is eradicating those toxins. I must say it sounds a gross thing to do but actually love the clean feeling my mouth has afterwards, my first cup of tea tastes better and my teeth have become whiter. I'm doing it to see if it will help reduce my fibroids but I won't find that out until my next scan. Thank you to my friend for passing on this web link this morning because now I can see other natural therapies that could help - yeeha!
This is a question regarding swallowing oil when pulling oil:
Is it actually possible to pull the oil and not swallow? I just tried oil pulling for the first time, and found myself having to swallow quite a bit. It could be because I have a sinus infection and there is a lot of drainage in the back of my throat. I didn't want to give up just because of that, so when I felt the urge to swallow, I just tipped my head forward, so the oil was at the front of my mouth. Since I am new to this method, I am a little worried-I don't want to inadvertently make myself more sick. I did read that any swallowed oil will eventually be excreted in waste product, so I am hoping that will be the case in the drop or two that have made it down my throat when I swallowed.
I am interested in trying oil pulling and other remedies that have a detoxing effect, but I am currently breast feeding my infant. Is it safe to try something like this? Or will toxins get into the breast milk? Of all the interesting things I am learning on this site, I have only begun ACV in water once daily.
Oil Pulling - just be careful if you have fillings (silver) in your mouth, as the oil pulls that as well. I had these in (4), since I was 7 and 30 years later after pulling, I had to replace 3 of the 4. When it says it pulls ALL TOXINS OUT, they are not kidding.
(Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)
Oil pulling tooth fell out. Has any one had anyone this happened? Husband is 84 and has been OP for about 2 weeks.
Hi. I have 3 questions. 1) I use hormone gum (to regulate my cycles). Does the OP affect the hormones? 2) Does gum count as food when waiting 4 hours after eating and can you eat the gum directly after or before OP? 3) When you do OP morning and night, at night do you need to drink water (cause I don't want to have to get up after going to bed)? Thanks!
Will my old fillings really fall out if I do the OP? Really? Geeze I really wanted to try this. I really need it.
EC: Not something people typically report. The post you are referring to was very suspicious (mentioning a product twice) and therefore deleted. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!
(Grand Junction, Colorado, USA)