Impressive Health Benefits of Oil Pulling

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Posted by Curious (Thank You For Your Help!, Very Grateful!) on 09/25/2011

Does oil pulling remove toxic metals and other toxic substances from the body much like oil in the car helps keep your engine clean and running smoothly?

Replied by Kount
(Sd, California)

According to Ted, his heavy metals tester showed that it does.

Replied by Lynne
(Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina,)

I have had problems with heavy metals for years-arsenic, mercury-right now I am dealing with chromium and cobalt. Any ideas on how to get these out of me?

Replied by Lisa
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)

Hi Lynne, There are a couple of things you can do. Sodium thiosulfate will take care of removing these. Also, if you can take a far infrared sauna. I go to a place here in town that has far infrared saunas and take one at least once a week to detox. Chlorella will also help. If you do a search for sodium thiosulfate here on earth clinic, you'll learn all about it. I use it about once a month now. In the beginning, I did it everyday. Hope this helps, Lisa

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Posted by Convinced (New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada) on 09/21/2011

I have been OPing for almost two weeks and am just amazed. I guess for me it was worth it just to finally, finally have a lymph node that is normal, not swollen or infected. It went down in a matter of three days. My teeth are whiter, my skin is smooth, I am feeling calm and relaxed and sleeping better. The first couple of days, yes, I had bad headaches and some fatigue but you soldier on, it's only temporary. The benefits are worth it in the end!!

Replied by Hef
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

I have started oil pulling along with Black Strap Molasses for the last two days to address my consistent fatigue (day and night )issues. I was trying to get 8 hours of sleep every day along with exercising in the evening I was feeling better but couldn't get rid of morning lethargy and the tiredness during the day. I read about BSM and O.P here and started doing it. Today is my second day.

Surprisingly enough, I am waking up up quite alert in the morning, without the urge to keep lying on the bed and snoozing. I really woke and wanted to get out of the bed..... otherwise I would feel lethargic even after 8-9 hours of sleep and flee like going to bed again.

Last two day were really different I must day. I'll continue doing both for next few weeks and post my update here.

It just feels amazing to be alert .... During the day!

Replied by Sharon
(Loveland, Ohio (oh))

I too have suffered from sleep deprivation. I have tried to get off caffeine and though I have achieved that, I don't drink past 7 at night and still get up every two hours to use bathroom. I heard that could be borderline diabetic. I have been oil pulling for two years. But does oil pulling with black molasses help. I am dying for a good nights sleep. This has been going on for 40 years. Thank you. Sharon...mysharona1107(at)

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Posted by Lonelobo (Midwest, Usa) on 09/09/2011

Just started oil pulling last week and have already seen improvements in my health. Sinuses are clearing up, neck, shoulder and knee pain gone, and arthritic hip significantly better. I started with coconut oil since that's what I had on hand but have since switched to sunflower oil. Both are light and very easy to pull with.

I have noticed my skin has become a bit oily since I started pulling. Does this get better or does anyone have tips on treating the oily skin?

I've also been wondering if there is any problem with adding some garlic oil to the sunflower oil? I have garlic oil gel caps for my dogs. On a whim I cut one open and added it to my sunflower oil. It gave it a little kick and really cleared my sinuses. But I've heard conflicting things about getting garlic oil in the bloodstream. Think it would be a problem to add garlic oil to my OP routine once a week?

Replied by Publcviewer
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Usa)

This is my take. (This post is about any oil used. ) First of all I used Sesame Oil… it is dark and does not say toasted; all it says is 100% pure. However, reading more and more testimonials here.. I went out and bought Sesame Oil Cold Pressed. The first day I used the dark I think I noticed the merest… the slightest lightening of some decay, and the rest of my teeth. It was so slight I'm not sure it wasn't all in my head. I felt an unbelievable energy, but then again I was hitting a second-wind and that usually happens, so still… in my head I don't know. In using the cold pressed for the following four days after.. I noticed absolutely nothing at all; nothing. This morning after using the cold pressed and still nothing.. I decided to try the dark again. It seems as if I may be noticing a little more lightening in the decay and the rest of my teeth, but again I'm unsure if this is in my head or not; time will tell.

If this does work on whitening teeth and cleaning decay… we'll see, but if so, it is my very strong belief that that's all it would do (except for one other thing that is a possibility), and here's why:

Sesame oil is one of most oils that are acidic, and that's really why it is important to brush your teeth after, or that acid will eat away at your teeth and gums. In fact it is most likely this acid that is eating away at the yellow and decay, and nothing else is responsible for it. Secondly.. Just after using when swishing your mouth with Hydrogen Peroxide there is no foam, and there certainly would be if there were any remote traces of toxins. (Brush your teeth before bed and see. ) Third.. the only other thing it may possibly do is ease up on the fine lines in the face, because the oil is reaching throughout the face via the sinus cavities.

I believe the people that are claiming it works wonders on this are merely responding to not only a placebo effect, but also they're taking medications and therapy for their medical problems, because not one person said they went off their meds, and no one would risk going off their meds for such a gamble. Maybe the people that say their feeling awful; in a number of different ways are the ones going off their meds, because I'm quite sure this is a crock beyond the merest of basics, and if even those exist, or maybe it's the oil penetrating throughout the face and causing reactions in the entire cranial cavity. I'm just thankful that I'm not trying for a miracle cure to reverse or restore anything, and at best the only thing that will do that is eating a proper 80% alkaline to 20% acidic food/drink intake daily. If you really want to see results throughout your body that's what you'll have to do.

Now at this point for studies alone I will continue for the teeth whitening, and I'll report back at a later date to give my results. Many of you will swear up and down - as you already have and in response to this, but my take on it stands firm regardless.

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Posted by Pat (Albuquerque, Nm) on 09/01/2011

oil pulling is overall a good remedy. Swish 1 Tablespoon sunflower, or sesame oil between the teeth for around 15 minutes every day. DO NOT SWALLOW. This pulls poisons from your mouth. If you find that you gag, then spit it out ( in the toilet ) and then try again the next day. You will eventually build yourselft up to it. It is important to brush your teeth thoroughly after you spit the oil out either with natural soap or toothpaste. I use soap because it helps rid the poison residue. Oil pulling also cures certain ailments from the body over time. My dental exams have been excellent since I've been doing this. I try to do it everyday for about 2 to 3 weeks to cleanse thoroughly.

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Posted by Elsd (Jackson Heights, Ny) on 08/31/2011

using coconut or sesame. Is it best to use just one or to alternate? is toasted sesame ok? using oil in am and gargling with peroxide at night to help drain sinuses. Will irrigating nose/sinuses with silver interfere with or complicate the process? will there always be side effects? only doing for a short time, already getting increased draining. Will any recurring intermittent injuries (a few places in lower back) and/or arthritis get noticeably worse before getting better? can it improve postmenopausal dryness without being estrogenic?

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Posted by Shorty (Virginia Beach, Va) on 08/24/2011

I am very thankful for this site and the people who share their experiences on natural healing cures. I recently started oil pulling with seseme oil (toasted was what I could find at the grocery store) for the last three weeks. I wanted to get started right away! I am loving the results I am getting. My gums are healing, looking more pink, my teeth have begun to whiten up(they were yellow), my breath doesn't smell any more.

What I would like to know has anyone experienced waking up in the morning with a mouth full of thick mucus that has a yellow tinge to it. I also noticed the tarter buildup on my teeth wearing down? Is that possible with oil pulling? I'll take it!!! I would appreciate any helpful responses. Thanks

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Posted by Paulapooh66 (Boston, Ma) on 08/02/2011

why is it not ok to spit the oil down the kitchen sink when finished with oil pulling? thanks!

Replied by Iowama
(Pella, Iowa)

Regarding the question about not spitting the oil down the sink, somewhere on this site was mentioned the possibility of creating a clogged pipe over time. I spit into my kitchen waste can. I then rinse 3 times with water and spit that into the toilet.

Replied by Maria
(Gippsland, Australia)

It can also make a great weed killer!!

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Posted by Mary E. (Trezevant, Tennessee) on 08/02/2011

Would like to know about oil-pulling, what it does and how to do it. Sounds like it has good results, would like to know more Thanks

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Posted by Paulapooh66 (Boston, Ma) on 07/31/2011

why can't you spit the oil in the kitchen sink when you're done with oil pulling?

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Posted by Hredberg (Arcadia, Ca, 91006) on 07/29/2011

Quick question: can I still pull oil with a new lip piercing? Thanks.

Replied by Kelly
(Cambridge, Massachusetts)

I wouldn't recommend it. I would wait until the new piercing is good and healed before starting oil pulling.

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Posted by Ernalee (Powell River, Bc, Canada) on 07/26/2011

I've read with interest about oil pulling, which I have never heard of before. The testimonials sound impressive, the only problem is that there is no mention of HOW to do it effectively. I am at a loss here! Please advise!


Replied by Clare
(Shotteswell, Oxfordshire, England)

There are several excellent books on coconut oil which you may like to read. In the meantime take one tablespoon of coconut oil and put in in your mouth. Swish it around your mouth energetically pulling it through the gaps in your teeth. Do this for twenty minutes. At the end of the time spit it out in your rubbish bin, and not down the plughole in your basin. Put a teaspoon of sea or rock salt in a mug and add half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda [baking soda I think in the States], and add hot water, as hot as you can stand. Thoroughly swill this around your mouth and spit out and repeat. Repeat the above twice a day if possible. It may seem impossible at first to swish for twenty minutes, but believe me it will only take a short time to get to twenty minutes. Happy oil pulling.

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Posted by Dee (League City, Texas, Usa) on 07/19/2011

I did the OP for the first time this morning with VCO, I could only keep it in my mouth for just a few minutes. I'd really like to work up to doing this for a much longer period of time because it felt so good after I was done at such a short time. But, I have crowns on most of my teeth. Should I be concerned about them possibly falling off if I do the OP? Any help with this will be very appreciated. Thank you EC for so much wonderful information.

Replied by Knute
(Sacramento, Ca)

I've never heard about crowns being affected by oil pulling (OP). You should be okay: Just build up to more than a few minutes of OP (ideally 15-20 minutes), and you'll notice the positive effects of OP even more.

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Posted by Victoria (Las Vegas, Nv, Usa) on 07/19/2011

I just found this website yesterday and it's wonderful. As you can imagine the information is overwhelming and soooo interesting. I saw a post from a woman who stated she had relief from a breast discharge due to a lump and that the OP helped. Today I've searched and searched and cannot find that post again. If anyone has any feedback on the subject I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.


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Posted by Cheryl (Abilene, Tx) on 07/05/2011

since I no longer have my original teeth but have dentures will oil pulling do me any good??

Replied by User
(West Coast, Usa)

I don't know for sure, but I noticed no one has replied to your question. It seems like it would be enormously helpful to pull bacteria out of your mouth whether you have teeth or not. I'm pretty sure I have a virus that lives in the cavities of my teeth-roots and have been searching for years for a way to deal with them. I think OP is it. If there are fewer bacteria and viruses etc in your mouth to swallow and enter the rest of your body, that would be a good thing too.

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Posted by Diamond (Cleveland, England) on 05/25/2011

hi, ive been oil pulling now for 5 days with pure coconut oil, finding this quite hard to do, I only last 5 minutes, when I spit it out, it is white but runny, when I do spit the oil out, straight away I start coughing, and bring up loads of rubbish of my chest, but have noticed my chest clear, and my face brighter and smoother, I just hope it is healing my gums, every day I check my gums, just to see if there is a little improvement, as the gaps from my gum to my teeth look terrible, nothing up to now, not sure when I will see any improvement, but I will let u know. ill keep oil pulling.