Oil Pulling Cures
Most Promising Home Remedy!
7/12/2006: You may be thinking the same thing we did -- what the heck is Oil Pulling? Well, thank goodness for the kindness of our readers! We're so busy updating this site every day, we don't often have time to check out other websites to see what exciting new home remedies are being passed around. So when Kitty from Clatskanie, Oregon wrote us informing us about this ancient Ayurvedic cure called Oil Pulling or Oil Swishing, we were thrilled!
It looks like Oil Swishing may become one of the top home remedies of all time. Please let us know if you've tried this amazing remedy -- it appears to be gathering momentum here in the USA.
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REPORTED CURES WITH OIL PULLING:
Mouth & Gum Disease; Stiff Joints; Allergies; Asthma; High Blood Sugar; Constipation; Migraines; Bronchitis; Eczema; Heart, Kidney, Lung Diseases; Leukemia; Arthritis; Meningitis; Insomnia; Menopause (hormonal issues); Cancer; AIDS; Chronic Infections; Varicose Veins; High Blood Pressure; Diabetes; Polio; Cracked Heels.
Here's are a few paragraphs from Bharat Savur's article on The Hindu Business Online
..."When Dr Karsch examined the gargled milk-white oil under a microscope with 600 magnification, he saw live organisms swimming in it. It's poisonous, so never swallow it, he warns. These poisons are bacteria-embryos, which, if not eliminated, cause diseases. Apparently, Dr Karsch cured his own chronic blood disease and 15-year-old arthritis.
The first sign of improvement is in the teeth-they become firm and white, he says. Other healing indications: fresh, relaxed feeling on waking up, disappearing dark pouches below the eyes, anew appetite and energy, better memory and deep sleep.
Dr Karsch swears by the mouth oil-wash for anything from organ-disorders, skin-diseases, menstrual problems, paralysis to every ache and it is in the human anatomy. You can gargle even when you have fever, he says, adding, it takes anything from two days to a year to cure a disease.
And if these claims sound exaggerated, he told a conference of Ukrainian cancer specialists, try out the process yourself.
Interestingly, Ayurveda advises oil gargling "to purify the taste-buds and the entire system", as explained by Dr Deepak Chopra in Perfect Health. According to this life science, the tongue is mapped by organ-locations — that is, each section of the tongue is connected to the kidneys, lungs, spleen, liver, heart, pancreas, small intestines, stomach, colon, and spine.
Thus, an oil-mouth-massage soothes and stimulates the key meridians where taste meets organ. Simultaneously, as in any skin-massage, the inner skin and lining of the mouth, palate and tongue become warm and supple and the lubrication prevents dryness (the vatic effect).
In modern dietetics too, dryness is discussed. For example, lack of Vitamin A (retinal) causes the outer lining of the eyeball to dry and wrinkle, and affects vision.
And as any dietician would tell you, all oils contain 960 micrograms of vitamin A per 10 gm (the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A per adult is 600 micrograms). So, it's possible that oil gargling helps in reaching the required retinal to the eyeballs and keeps them elastic and smooth.
Likewise, the Ayurvedic `purification of taste-buds' also has its equivalent in dietetics as `antioxidants'. Oxidation literally means `the putrefaction of body-tissues'.
And oil-soluble vitamins, A, C, D, and E are antioxidants that protect and prevent the decaying process and help maintain the integral functioning of cell membranes. That's why, many people are ingesting vitamin E pills to stem `aging' (oxidation). "
Click here to read the rest of this excellent article in its entirety.
11/8/2006: Laura from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia writes, "I wanted to comment that the usage of the word "gargle" on your Oil Pulling page is a tad alarming given the warning NOT to gargle in the throat near the end of the instructions. It seems Dr. Karsch used it as well. I have never heard or used the word "gargle" unless it meant using the throat, so it is a tad misleading for the unsuspecting or the casual reader. Perhaps the alert could be placed at the beginning of the article to clarify the usage of the word and for safety's sake. Thank you for your time."
EC: Laura is referring to the article posted above by Bharat Savur.
OIL PULLING INSTRUCTIONS:
NOTE: These are instructions from India in which only 2 types of oil can be used. However, as you will read below in our Reader Feedback section, people are experimenting with different oils, adding anti-bacterial and anti-viral oil essences. Soon we might have a purist vs. renegade oil pulling battle!
INSTRUCTIONS: First thing in the morning, before brushing your teeth, eating or drinking, take 1 TBSP of either sesame or sunflower oil. Put the oil in your mouth, tilt your chin up and slowly swish, suck, chomp and pull through the teeth. Do this for at least 10 minutes. 15 - 20 minutes is better. You want the oil to become a thin, white foam when you finally spit it out. If it's still yellow, you haven't done it long enough.
You can do this 2 more times during the day if you want to detox faster. Make sure you do it on an empty stomach, however. Spit it out in the toilet when your mouth is full and rinse your mouth out well.
Follow with 2 - 3 glasses of water.
DO NOT SWALLOW THE OIL.
It now contains parasites and bacteria!
DO NOT GARGLE IN THE THROAT.
THE OIL IS MEANT TO BE SWISHED IN THE MOUTH ONLY.
DO IT SLOWLY.
HOW IT WORKS:
The oil pulls all mucous, bacteria and toxins from your body through your saliva. According to Ayurvedic medicine, mucous is a poison that must be removed.
Keeping the chin tilted up makes sure the oil gets to the back molars.
The old school says that only sesame and sunflower oils produce favorable results. However, our readers report success using other oils too.
If after meals, wait at least 4 hours before you Oil Pull. After drinking, wait 1 hour.
A worsening of symptoms is an excellent indication that the disease/ailment is being cured.
Do not stop Oil Pulling if you feel aggravated symptoms or heightened side effects after a day or two. Your body is healing.
Will your dental fillings fall out? Possible but highly unlikely. The oil starts to thin out after 2-3 minutes because your saliva is constantly being mixed in. Eating hard candy is a more likely cause of filling damage.
Excellent Oil Pulling Links for More Information:
READER FEEDBACK -- THANK YOU!
8/2/2007: Nele from Skopje, Macedonia writes: "I have read about oil pulling and decided to try it. I did not suffer of any health aliment, but I prefer to be proactive and take care of my health, especially after I had close family member who passed from Lymphoma and chemo. After several weeks, I have noticed much less earwax than I had before and that sometimes actually clogged my ears.Also my gums almost fully stopped bleeding (they used to bleed a bit after heavy brushing) and I have felt increase in my energy levels. However, as I still have several metal amalgams in my mouth, the biggest one actually deteriorated and part of it fell of and further degenerated. I cannot guarantee that it was due to OP, but I had it for more than 15 years with no problems. I now have it removed. Not that I see it as a problem since I anyway was thinking of removing the amalgams one by one, but can anyone tell me does OP also affect other type of artificial tooth fillings since I have one porcelain crown on my first front tooth and I would not like to loose it? At the same time, I would like to continue enjoying the proved benefits of OP"
7/28/2007: Tara from Melbourne, Australia writes: "I began oil pulling 7 months ago and I suffered with chronic fatigue for 14 years. It cleared up that issue within a matter of days. I was confined to bed rest and had limited mobility but the oil pulling dramatically shifted things for me so much so I am now more fit and active and don't need to rest. I had been livimg this way for years and oil pulling gave me my life back. It also cleared up a skin problem I had when nothing else seemed to work. Recently, I came down with fibromyalgia and my doctor would not be prepared to treat me as it is not a "recognised illness". I was in chronic pain and was suicidal. I could barely move my tongue inside my mouth and could not walk. I was so ill, I had never experienced anything like the severity of this before. I kept oil pulling and changes occured incrementally every day until after a couple of weeks my health was back to normal. Oil pulling has changed my life and I would recommend it to anyone. It is a POWERFUL remedy."
7/28/2007: A. from G, North Carolina writes: I've been oil pulling for a little over two months now. Here are some of the things that OP has helped me with:
1. PMS - my cramps are almost completely gone now! I used to live on ibuprofen but I didn't even take it this time.
2. Bloating - non-existant
3. Gas - nearly gone!
4. Extremely tired in the mornings - gone.
Oil pulling is one of the most amazing things. I wish everyone could learn about it!"
7/27/2007: Arlene (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Findlay, Ohio writes: "I have been doing oil pulling since June 1st. I have used extra virgin olive oil but today bought some sunflower oil to try. I cleaned my mouth before and after oil pulling but read today that you do it after. Anyway, I have lost 12 pounds so metabolism has increased. My mouth feels healthier. I have more energy. I plan to do it for a very long time. Let me know about cleaning mouth before and after. Thanks"
7/23/2007: mare from st louis, mo writes: "fran from montreal, I can hear the deep need in your message! You need to find out about the Budwig Diet. Read the information at www.cancertutor.com/Cancer/Budwig.html.
Dr. Johanna Budwig was the foremost expert in the world on fats and oils. She was able to heal people even from their deathbeds using flaxseed oil and cottage cheese. (It's all about the electrons!) She also recommends veggies and fruit. (no meats, animal fats, or sugar.) She lived into her 90's. and was a nominee for the nobel prize many times. Earth Clinic should be all over this one. It helps all sorts of diseases, Heart Infarction. arthritis, cancer etc, and is good for athletic performance and in fact, the whole family. I have done oil pulling for only a short time and it has helped the floaters in my eye get smaller & less dark. (they were the result of a burst capillary.)"
7/20/2007: Barbara (email@example.com) from Lowell, Indiana writes: "I started doing the oil pulling about 2 weeks ago for no other reason than teeth and gum health. Sounded simple enough and if any other problems cleared up so be it. The second day after oil pulling I put a new contact in my eye,a new contact will last about 2 weeks for me, then I dispose of it. The second day I had a bad build up form on the contact and I had to throw it away. Put in a new one and 2 days later the same thing. It did this every other day for a week. I had just been to the eye doctor 2 weeks before starting this oil pulling, so I was confussed. I said if this does not clear up in a week or so I'm going back to the doctor. After a week of this I put a new contact in one morning and to my surprise honestly I could see as never before it was like scales fell off my eyes. Colors are so corlorfull I mean like awsome. I can see each indiviual, blade of grass (but the color) I find myself almost driving off the road taking in the beauty And I only wear one ontact because they say my vision is that good. I'm 50 and feel like I have 15 years old eye balls. The only thing different is the oil pulling. I know it's not in my head (it's in my eyes) :) Barbara"
7/20/2007: Kelly (godsinga/at/hotmail.com) from Charlotte, North Carolina writes: "I have been doing oil pulling now for about a week but not consistently. My mouth had a sore in the roof of it and my gums were very sensitive and started bleeding. They bled a little more once i started OP but now it's completely gone and not much bleeding. My husband recently started it a few days ago. We have been using canola oil but i will get the sesame or sunflower oil because it seems to have a better result based on the testimonials i read. I look forward to hearing about more natural remedies. Let's put these pharmacuetical companies to shame and do it the natural way, the way it was intended. I do have a question...Do you have to drink water after OP? Please advise. KRM"
7/18/2007: Joanne from Cole City, USA writes: "This site is a blessing! I love it! I tried the oil pulling a few months ago. I started seeing a black streak on my tongue so I stopped. The streak went away. I've recently started again because it really whitens my teeth and I have more energy, but the black streak on my tongue has returned. Has anyone else experienced this? could you please tell me what is causing this?"
EC: Joanne, Ted has replies to your query here.
7/16/2007: Arlene from Findlay, Oh writes: "I have been using extra virgin olive oil (Walmart brand). My psychologist told me about this after studying Native American history. I am bipolar. I have noticed increased metabolism, teeth tightening, weight loss of 12 pounds since starting the oil pulling June 1, 2007. I have so much more energy, teeth seem to be whitening. A clearer mind. The weight loss has been the best for me."
7/8/2007: Kimberly (Supermom82/@/aol.com) from Mineral, Virginia writes: Hello Everyone, I hadn't intended to responded this soon, but I am so amazed at how well the OP is going that I just had to give my 2 cents. I decided to try OP because I am desperate to feel better. I am 45 years old and am sick of feeling sick all the time. I stumbled on to the web sight reading about ACV and looked at the OP while I was here. I decided to give it a try as I had extra virgin olive light oil in my kitchen at the moment and a number of reader said they had used different oils with success. I did decide I would order the cold pressed seseame oil as soon as I could though. Well, I've been oil pulling now for a week and here is what I have to report. My teeth look fantastic! I have NEVER had white teeth even as a kid!! And my face, I have had oily skin and large pores with blackheads sense I was a kid as well. I'm talking 10 year old kid! Well last night I went to do my normal, you know express the pores so they don't look so large and OMG they were so small, it was unbelievable!! I could not really find anything to express. Then I realize that my face had not been as oily has it had been in the past and I actually had two dry patches on my chin which in the past has only happened when I was pregnant with my two girls and that was 25 years ago!
And now for my hair. I have always, again sense I was a kid oily hair. My hair looks great!! It is soft and shiny and it doesn't look like an oil pit 24 hours after the last washing. It is wonderful to have my hair looking nice the entire time between washings!! I can't wait to see what other benefits come out of OP!! You have one sold customer here! I will check back later on and let you all know what else has happened. Oh yeah, one more thing, I had some generalized tooth pain that I could not pin point on one side of my right upper jaw when I started, well after the second session of OP, the tooth pain was all but gone! This is GREAT!! Kim"
7/3/2007: jackie from grand rapids, minnesota writes: "hi, i am a newby here, just found out about oil pulling yesterday. Based on all the positive reviews, i just had to try it. I used ordinary budget brand olive oil i had on hand. I was able to do it for 20 minutes without any problem. last night and this morning. This morning, i had hardly any undereye puffiness. usually i have quite a lot and my eyes look sore and tired and sad looking and tear up quite a bit. today my eyes were bright and as the day has gone by i think i can see better.Also noticed was a heightened sense of well being. It's not imagination, i look younger feel and look bright and alert. This is something i plan on continuing forever. Almost forgot, my teeth look whiter, already. I purchased Hain sunflower oil today, organic apple cider vinegar and local raw honey for under 20 bucks.Took some ACV this afternoon. went for a long walk after supper, usually my fingers swell, none tonight and the pain in my hands is reduced.( i don't know why my fingers swell when i walk in the woods, but it's happened since i was in my 20's, now 60.) I can't thank you enough. Sincerely Jackie"
7/2/2007: Madhu from Bombay, India writes: "My sister read about oil pulling and I tried it. Now this is the first thing I do when I wake up. The first day I felt great otherwise I usually feel tired even though i have just got up. First few days I tried with sunflower oil. I have slight sinus problem and it came up and grew severe.Also I got mouth ulcers. I was spitting the entire day. I realised this is the way it works and detox our body. Now it's nearly three weeks the sinus has gone completeley and also ulcers. I have better skin,feel good and yeah I glow.Oil pulling is great and this is a must do for me even when I travel. Now I use olive oil and feel this is much better."
6/28/2007: Tumi from GC, Botswana writes: "re: Oil Pulling and ACV tonic: I just wanted to say thanks so much for your website. I started oil pulling a month ago after much trepidation. I suffered from chronic insomnia and just feeling lethargic most of the time. I had initially started the apple cider vinegar and had started sleeping really well from the get go. I have always had sensitive and really weak teeth and about 3 months ago had had a root filling and crown on a tooth on my left side and was due to fix the opposite one on my right side, so you can imagine my surprise after a couple of weeks when I noticed that I was actually chewing food on my right side the whole time I was eating lunch! No tingling feeling and just an overall healthy feel in my mouth. Although I have had a good skin, I get compliments everyday about the glow my skin has. SO what can I say.....I don't think I will ever stop my regimen as the rewards are getting greater by the day. I have even ventured in including Apple cider in a mask mixture I make. Basically mix:
half of ripe avocado,
tablespoon of honey,
heaped tablespoon of oat bran
tablespoon of ACV
Mix well, and take a dollop of the mix, rub over face, neck (avoid sensitive eye area) for about 10 min. This leaves my skin feeling tingly fresh as well as so soft and moisturized. N.B While face is still damp apply moisturizer (coconut oil, or a mixture of coconut oil and aqueous cream). This is essential as it forms a barrier and helps trap the moisture in your skin. I believe you should see favourable results after a week. I use the mask only at night through and about twice a week. Enjoy! I put any leftover mask mixture in a tight container and place in fridge, but for no more that a couple of days. It usually keeps. Funny enough I also started oil pulling at night before going to bed, and then brushing. This morning I woke up as I had just brushed my teeth!"
6/11/2007: fran (perron.fat sympathico.ca) from Montreal, Canada writes: "I plan on having my daughter try the oil swishing therapy because she has cancer she is presently under radiotherapy for brain cancer. I was wondering if there would be adverse side effects doing the oil swishing therapy while under the radiotherapy treatment. I plan to have her do the baking soda treatment before the oil swishing to bring her pH to normal.Has anyone experienced the oil swishing and baking soda while on radiotherapy or even soon after the radiotherapy. Fran"
7/3/2007: Heather (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Claremore, Oklahoma writes to Fran: "This email is for Fran from Montreal, Canada. I read your email in the oil-pulling information, and you said that your daughter has cancer. I don't know a whole lot about cancer, and honestly I'm sure that you know more than I do. My stepfather was diagnosed with colon cancer about three years ago, and was able to get rid of it in two weeks, in all honesty. My mother gave him a STRICT diet according to the book, href="http://www.makersdiet.com/public/about-jordan/about-jordan.aspx" The Maker's Dietby Jordan Rubin. She made sure he ate a lot of lemon-water (no sugar, obviously), avacadoes, guacamole included, tabouli, and other things. She abolished anything with sugar from his diet, and gave him Fiji water (I don't know if it helps tremendously, but when we tested it, the pH level was 9.) I don't want to write too much in this little message, I just want to strongly urge you to seek out that book, if you haven't already learned everything it has to say. I hope your daughter is doing well, and I'll keep you in my prayers."
6/7/2007: barbaa from camden, ar writes: "I had four teeth extracted early 06 and I started having trouble with nearly the rest and I could hardly eat because it was too painful.I started oil pulling in october 06 and been doing it every day since. The result is unbelievable- my mouth is no longer out of alignment, no pain and my teeth are as white as when I was a child. I told one of my sisters about it , she been doing it with great results. I can,t say it,s helping with other problems but it is sure working for my mouth! I am truly grateful for the info. Wish I knew about it before I had four teeth pulled oh well better late than never."
6/7/2007: barbara from camden, ar writes: "Lisa from Lake Charles -- Dont give up on OP though you did not get the result you expected it helps to get rid of harmful bacterias and viruses. they are lots of natural treatments for sinus problems e.g. wild oregano, probiotics olive leaf extract. there is a very good wholistic dr on tv he is also a trained Md. He does the program with his wife. I have learned so much from him. I dont think they want me to say his name or else I would tell you and really hate leave my info on the internet."
6/5/2007: Ian from Sedona, Arizona writes: "I started oil pulling one week ago using cold pressed sunflower. A part of me felt a but naive to be doing it at first - but the first few seconds I used it I knew it was bonafide and working homeopathically at different levels, as I felt an immediate subtle electrical change all over my body similar to when I am in meditation and when I first tried the ionic foot bath. I really didn't expect that. That night I slept soundly and woke up tingling all over and feeling very soothed. I am combining this treatment with the ultimate cleanse herbs and good amounts of fresh fruit. I am coughing up mucus and get runny nose often when oil pulling. My skin condition has improved. Oral Hygeine is much better. The oil when you are done is clearly toxic just by smell alone-- yuk!. First thing in the morning seems to make most sense to help clear up after the body's work over the night. It is to my mind clearly helping detoxification and not just physically. All my symptoms this week have been typical of healing reactions and I have been facing some mental/emotional states and old ways of thinking fair and square. My esoteric kind of view on this is that if we can be prepared to detox internally and go thru all of the holistic processes that come up, then perhaps this can help us heal what is a very toxic environment all around us and move into a proper application of planetary ecology."
5/29/2007: carolyn (email@example.com) from FWB, Florida writes: "I have just learned of this oil pulling remedy. I have done this for the first time today. I used garlic sunflower oil, and swished for 20 minutes. I could feel it loosening up my chest congestion that I have had since winter before last when I got pnuemonia. After I spit it out, I begin to gag really bad, and almost vomited. That was short lived and I actually felt better, and my sinuses seemed clearer. The chest congestion seemed to get worse hours later, so I swished again for just under 10 minutes the second time. I again gagged and almost vomited again, but noticed that this time my sinuses seemed to loosen up during swishing and when I cleared my sinuses I spit out traces of blood- twice. I have had chronic sinusitis since I was 14, (I'm 45 now, so a very long time). I'm sure it must have been the toxins being released, but I haven't found anything like that being reported in the study I did about OP. Has anyone ever experienced this before? Oh, and by the way, I read that the oil is suppose to turn white and foamy, but mine only liquified to clear, but never foamy, what does that mean? Any info is appreciated, as I am very interested in detoxing by anything that I dont have to swallow...Please HELP>, I hate pills!"
5/28/2007: Joanne from Cole City, Georiga writes: "I have been doing the oil pulling for several weeks and I have alot more energy, and my teeth are much whiter. I feel great, but I'm wondering what is this black(dark grey) streak is running down the right side of my tongue. Is it toxins coming out of my body? I have no bad side effects other than this colored tongue? I LOVE this site!"
5/24/2007: Elizabeth (emtexas_at_gmail.com) from Arlington, TX writes: "I know it may be a little soon for feedback as I have been oil pulling for only 5 days now. However, I wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this: starting yesterday my nose has become very tender and producing more, ya know--boogers. I am wondering if, because OP affects mucous, bad stuff is finding its way out via my nose. Sinuses are fine, just the nose. I have started taking coconut oil and ACV at the same time, so I don't know which to attribute these other benefits I have been noticing: Appetite WAY under control on day 1, especially sugars don't interest me and night time munchies gone, don't like coffee when I do OP, lost about 5#. I had no symptoms before starting, just liked the benefits I read about. If anyone else has experienced the nose-thing, please let me know."
5/23/2007: lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) from west bountiful, utah writes: "i've been oil pulling and my wife also for one month and three days. to us it has been overwhelming and many very effective changes have occurred in our bodies which allows me to recognize how powerful this therapy is. i have far more peace of mind, extremely improved digestion and elimination, sleep much better, strain in muscles is vanished, im 65 years old, my loose teeth are much tighter and i am feeling like im walking around with a younger persons body. my wife and i have not eaten ice cream or cake or pie or candy or chocolate or soda pop for five years. no white sugar or white bread. in short, we'll change our life in any way to achieve good health. if i we're not to improve any more than this i would do oil pulling for the rest of my life. this is the most powerful therapy that has ever come to me. anyone who won't search and research this method and do it for a month to understand that it works is truly dumber than a rock. my whole story, and my wife's story would take a while to relate. how can we get the world to comprehend?"
5/22/2007: Abby from San Felice Circeo, Italy writes: "Comment and Question: It's been 2 months that I have been oil pulling. The other day a piece of sediment came out of my lower teeth. I thought my tooth was broken. I brush my teeth 3x a day it really amazed me the effect oil pulling had on my teeth. This loosening of sediment must be because of the oil pulling right? I wonder if the same thing has happened to anyone else? Regards Abby"
5/9/2007: Barbarra (Barbaraldunn[at] hotmail.com) from Blacksburg, VA writes: "I started oil pulling every morning about 3 weeks ago after reading about it on this website and researching it further on the internet. The pain in my hips that I have been living with for a couple of years has slowly disappeared. I cannot say for certain that it is related to the oil pulling since I used H2O2 for a few days last month and I also used detox clay baths several times over the past few months but I thought it was worth noting. I had 4 emotional down days last week and have felt upbeat and full of energy since. This could be related to the fact that I am female and approching 50... but could be a detox effect, I don't know. Any oil works for me, all turn white within 5-10 minutes with no adverse effects. I have removed several moles with blood root ( enouraged by your testimonials) and it worked like a charm, the only issue I have is with the healing of the cavity left after the mole falls off. The skin pulls together and forms a keloid with redish discoloration. It actually looks worse than the mole. Is there anything I can use to support the healing process? I have been using VitE without improvement. Thanks for all your input and comments, now I feel so connected to the holistic health community. That's Great!"
5/8/2007: Rita from Stelle, IL writes: "I found an easy way to keep the oil in my mouth for twenty minutes. I check my email. Time goes by so fast. Moving the oil in my mouth is not a very demanding activity in terms of intense concentration. Reading the events of the day on line while oil pulling works really well together."
5/8/2007: June from Syracuse, NY, USA writes: "I have been Oil Pulling for 3 weeks now with no noticable changes except for shiny teeth when I am done. I have KP on my upper arms and it is still there. I am using expelled sesame oil. Since I have been doing it this long, I will continue for a few months. I am trying to decide if I should change the oil I am using after a full month. Possibly coconut oil.."
5/7/2007: Annie from Ann Arbor, Michigan writes: "For years I have had a raw, almost purplish red area on my throat that always alarmed physicians but they could not heal it. I did the op and within 4 days the redness is fading significantly. My throat is looking a normal pink color and the soreness is leaving. This is like a miracle since nothing had helped in the past. i have no idea what was the source of the problem but I am thrilled to see it being healed."
5/5/2007: Catalina from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico writes: "I thought I was too young for arthritis, but my shoulders, hips, knees, feet and neck were getting achey in the joints. After two months of oil pulling, all aches are gone and have not returned six months later. Also, my keratosis pilaris is cleared up, skin is softer, facial wrinkles have markedly decreased. My teeth are whiter, tongue cleaner and pinker, gums pink, dark circles under eyes have lessened, less gray hairs. Yes, it's true. Both my husband and I have noticed a 50% decrease in gray hair, with brown hair returning. I'm sleeping more soundly, have more energy, and generally feel better all around. I know this all sounds too good to be true, but after 9 months of oil pulling, I don't see how this can by attributed to a placebo affect. Something is working, either by pulling toxins out and/or allowing oil nutrients in. Whatever is happening, I will never stop oil pulling. I alternate coconut oil with olive and avocado oil, changing about once a month, pulling for 20 minutes at at time once a day. I urge everyone to try this. Give it 30 days and you will see results."
5/5/2007: Vasalisa from Detroit , Michigan writes: "I have been very distressed by a horrible taste in my mouth that was metalic in nature. Nothing would get rid of it and it was so awful that I would awaken at night due to the bitterness. I tried the oil pulling for 10 minutes twice a day and had the most wonderful relief. It was not difficult or unpleasant. What a great cure."
5/4/2007: john from qrendi, malta writes: "oil pulling cause tmj pain"
5/5/2007: lee from w. bountiful, utah writes: "twelve days ago i started using sunflower seed oil to find out if oil pulling might benefit my health concerns. im 65 years, 5' 10" 185 lbs. constant fatigue syndrome, muscle aches. i have stopped using junk foods and soda five years ago. still have same health problems. three days after starting oil pulling once a day, i could hardly stand up. coughed up lots of yellow mucus, also from the nose. next day felt a little better. got bad laryngitis, but no pain in throat. but kept doing oil pulling each day, two or three times twice a day. had loose bowels two or three times. on the tenth day i felt relief from body aches and strains, like i was walking around with someone else's body. this is the twelfth day, i continue to feel like a new person. i don't know what to expect next. plan to do this for the rest of my life."
4/29/2007: Dani from Queens, NY writes: "I have been oil pulling for about 5weeks now. First thing I noticed was my sweet tooth completely gone, needless to say with that came weight loss. Also it is true that your ailments first worsen before getting better. My biggest thing was leg pain from my varicose veins. When I first started OP it hurt for about a week since then I haven't had any pain. Thank you for all your great help."
4/28/2007: John from NY, NY writes: "I have been regularly on ACV and occassionally H2O2 since 3 months. Oil pulling for more than 40 days. I have candida on my tongue that really causes a lot of trouble. I suspect this is the cause of my sinus, clumsy head and everything other problem i have. The oil pulling did not have any affect on it so far. But, it does help me get relieve the clogged sinuses in the morning. My teeth did not change in anyway. At one time, it brought out an old problem i used to have, when my chest becomes really heavy and gives pain when i stretch or do any movement that involves those muscles. It is almost gone now, but i still have a little pain. I don't know if this is a side effect, but i started having very dry lips from a 2 weeks. It may be bacuse of the ACV. But, I am drinking plenty of water and using every oil, balm etc. Lips are still dry. Now, I occassinally switch ACV with Lemon juice(yes, i always used the baking soda). I started feeling better when I started adding H2O2 regularly. I noticed that I have less heaviness in my breathing when H2O2 is present. I generally feel very weak. Molassses and ACV helped me tremendously, but i feel I am still not 100%. What would be the best way for me to go? SHould I continue oil pulling? Add something else to what I am doing?"
4/27/2007: Susan (sluzen/@/sbcglobal.net) from Belleville, Michigan writes: "I started oil-pulling the beginning of March; so it's almost 2 months now.
I am 58 years old and have had health problems, such as throat congestion, constant coughing, menopause probems (for at least a decade), sudden weight problems, some kind of growth in my throat (due probably to ingesting splenda which causes thyroid cancer).
In the last five or more years, I have refused to go to a M.D. for any of those problems. I felt that they are merely controlled by Big Pharma and therefore they would prescribe things that would not work or would treat the symptoms and cause greater distress in the future. I would attempt to try different remedies on my own. I knew that spirit would eventually bring me solutions.
Immediately the congestion and coughing almost disappeared and is now totally gone. The growth in my throat is non-existant now.
Let me explain about the menopause. This was a huge problem for me. I could not get dressed up and go anywhere without having an embarrassing bout with perspiration.
I keep a room temperature thermometer at my desk at all times. When I would feel overheated, I would check it. Before oil-pulling it would read somewhere between 68 and 71 degrees. I noticed that after oil-pulling, I might get warm, but the room temperature became got higher and higher during the course of these two months. Recently I would get hot, look at the room temperature; it was 76 or more degrees. I can say now, I can go anywhere and do anything without a problem.
I have learned through these years, that despite the propaganda about menopause symptoms being merely a natural occurrence, in reality they are your body telling you that it has reached a dis-eased condition and to do something about it (other than taking hormones).
I feel and have the energy of a teenager again and my libido is same.
I am currently checking out whether I can loose weight with OP. This will take considerably longer to give you the results. To follow directions as suggested, and taking full advantage to the promised raise in metabolism, I try never to eat anything without first doing OP. I'll come back in a year to give you the results. But so far it seems to be working. I think that it works by lessening the glycemic effects of carbs, possibly lowering the amount of insulin in your body, based upon my experience with not getting so drowsy after a meal. I can actually stay awake after a meal now!
I initially used organic olive oil, because that was all I had on hand. It would never turn white, and gags you, btw. I can clearly see why they recommend sunflower or sesame oil.
I start the OP proceedure by brushing and then flossing my teeth. Then I set the timer for 20 minutes and op with 1 tablespoon until I feel a bit of mucus released from my throat at about 8 minutes. I spit that out and do another TBs. of oil. I ususally only make it to 18 mins. and then I brush my teeth, gums, and tongue. I flush several mouthfuls of water, and drink down at least 8 oz of water. I do this always before meals. To increase the anti-microbial effect between meals, I drink tea sweetened with xylitol (which starves the little bastards!). Now I hope there is nothing toxic about xylitol, but you never know with these corrupt corporate criminals that control our government today. As a result of the xylitol tea, my mouth feels cleaner and cleaner all through the day. I hope I have helped some of you. Love and light, Susan"
4/26/2007: Lisa from Lake Charles, LA writes: "I have been oil pulling faithfully for over a month now, going on two. I still have sinus problems, and I have noticed absolutely no benefits. I do it for twenty minutes every morning on an empty stomach, and swish afterwards with equals parts water and hydrogen pyroxide. No difference. I am very skeptical about the results reported from others, I also believe that mind can convince someone of an expected result, which goes back around to, "Whatever works"."
4/23/2007: Lucille (email@example.com) from Jersey City, USA writes: "Wow! I just read this cure for the first time and decided to try it with my organic coconut oil. I still can't believe it but the chronic sensitivity I had in two of my teeth is gone! It's hard to tell which teeth were hurting! And my teeth feel different."
4/23/2007: Lucille writes again: "I just wrote something but I didn't say which cure it was. So, the OP is fantastic, as I said. Cured my teeth pain immediately. I want to see how it handles my chronic, horrible candida."
4/17/2007: Lara (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Greenacres, FL writes: "I've been oil pulling since December 06. These are my results. I suffered from severe irregular periods that were very dark. I would get my period like once every two or three months. My hormones were completely off. I was out of balance. After my first month of oil pulling my periods came about 6 weeks apart. That was like unheard of for me for years. The next month my cycle came exactly 28 days after. And I have since had regular cycles for the past four months. The cycles are regular and bright, not dark or clotty anymore. I get compliments on my teeth all the time now. My hair is softer. But most importantly, I suffered from an unknown itch in my ears that would not go away. They would feel clogged like I have water trapped in them. I researched it over and over and even went to the doctor where he treated me for an ear infection. I did ear candling and it was worse. I figured I was so toxic with candida or allergic to dairy because every time I drank milk my ears would itch so compulsively. It was embarrassing and such a nuisance I could not even function some days. And everyone around me was totally annoyed that I was always itching my ears. I must say that oil pulling has completely cured my ears, my candida or whatever it was that was in my head. I noticed a difference the first week. Now, my ears never itch except if I double dose on my whey protein which I can feel it seizing up in my throat. Anyway, I will continue to use the oil as a daily routine. I used sunflower oil organic cold pressed. I am interested in trying sesame next and olive oil with perhaps a drop of peppermint or tea tree oil. I don't want to experiment too much. I know what works, but I can't see harm in trying the others. I would recommend this to everyone who has suffered from allergies, menstrual problems, skin problems, oh yes, my eyes are clearer as well and my vision is clearer. Just keep doing it...whatever it does, it works!!!"
4/16/2007: August (augrockwell(at)highstream.net) from Fallbook, Calif writes: "oil pulling- I am 71 years old, neck hurt since I was 12 yr. havent slept with a pillow for 31 years. the first week my neck stopped hurting, and slept with a pillow, second week i gave up my heating pad that i used for 40 years."
4/16/2007: Vaidvij from Bangalore, India writes: "I have been practising OP for the past 4 months and the benefits I get are much more. First of all, my oral health has become very well that my bad teeth are trying to behave good! Secondly, my periods have become more regular, with less problems. There is a pleasant sensation in the mouth always, appetite is good which satiates with less amount of food, and am able to do more work now more vigorously. I don't know if it is a psycological bend of mind after having read abt.OP, I do have a positive attitude towards life now a days. I will definitely come back after a few more months giving fresh status."
4/12/2007: Diane from Philadelphia, PA writes: "My co-worker has breast cancer. She had surgery in May 2006 and had a breast removed and reconstructive surgery. She has undergone chemotherapy and is now on a trial of Herceptin. Her treatments are every two weeks. She looks so weak and run down and is always tired. She is moody and very irritable. Would oil pulling be of benefit to her? I have received such great results myself from oil pulling. I have a large fibroid tumor and suffered lower back pain and pressure in the pelvic area. What I like about oil pulling, you do not have to wait long to feel or see results. I still have the large fibroid but am pain-free. I oil pull twice a day for about 20 minutes."
4/4/2007: Denise from Pembroke, GA writes: "I have severe arthritis and started using ACV & molasses and noticed better energy. This morning, I had real difficulty getting out of bed and decided I'd try oil pulling. To say I was amazed with the results is putting it lightly. After suffering with it for 25 years, the pain in my back is now gone! I am stunned! I used cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil - have done it twice today so far. Also, the mucous is coming up. Will do another one tonight. Thank God for this site. THANK YOU!!!!"
4/2/2007: Mick from Dallas, TX writes: "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!"
4/2/2007: Sweet (email@example.com) from P.O.S., Trinidad, W.I. writes: "On 1/3/07 I gave feedback on OP & promised an update: Mom changed her daily routine only by adding OP... varicose veins (legs) are noticeably smaller; Aunty Y. is relieved... the intensifying pain in her heel has lessened (no more limping); Navindra, my friend, has been getting rid of mucus effortlessly and gives credit to OP. Others have no definite result to contribute (not yet). In addition to OP, I've been using other remedies from this site, eg. molasses, ACV, etc. I'm incorporating these methods and generally feel healthier. Blessings to all. **Sweet**"
4/2/2007: Salome from NYC, USA writes: "This site IS a powerhouse of obviously TRIED and TRUE remedies. came across this oil pulling activity totally by accident as i was looking for something along the lines of home dentistry....as in extractions. You see,my teeth are now limited to only those directly in front(upper and lower) no more molars etc and these poor soldiers are now without roots,drifting around along with the receding gum problem---hanging there by the grace of God. i simply am NOT in the mood for all the expense involved here in nyc for basic extractions of what amounts to rootless baby teeth---so teeth and pulling came up on a search yielding oil pulling for teeth and THIS site. i am fascinated and had to give it a try but i have only canola oil and peppermint oil but had a go anyway. i will continue with the mentioned oils and see what happens. and NO i ain't crazy--i have suffered for years with dental problems leading to all those extractions and spent thousands on restorations and partials. last dentist visited removed the last molar and explained why periodontal disease was the cause of it and all the bone loss as well BUT wanted quite a lotta money to do the gum flap surgery and upper teeth extractions etc etc etc. i do believe that this oil pulling therapy will keep any infections at bay and prayerfully and hopefully restore the gum line."
3/30/2007: Amber from El Paso, TX writes: "I've been oil pulling for 5 days now. I've noticed increased energy and I'm sleeping better. I have also had a loose tooth ever since my braces were removed a few years ago. The tooth has stabilized within the last 5 days!! Truly amazing! Also, my skin which is prone to acne has cleared up considerably. My junk food cravings have also greatly diminished."
3/26/2007: Lisa from Lilburn, GA writes: "I've been using this method for almost 3 years with great success. The biggest benefit was an end to sinus headaches and migraines. I only swish about 2-3 times a week now and it keeps my gums very healthy. I have new tissue growing where I had gingivitis before."
3/18/2007: Dan (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Sacramento, CA writes: "About two weeks ago I was taking my inhaler about twice a day (two puffs total since I don't like using the inhaler in the first place). Then I started Oil-Pulling. You can draw your own conclusions. But all I can say is that the very next day I stopped having to use my inhaler. I didn't experience an immediate throwing-up of mucus. But what I did experience is a gradual coughing-up of mucus all throughout the day. Another thing that I've experienced at least twice is what happens if my chest becomes tight. Usually when my chest tightens it'll stay that way and gradually get worse until I take my inhaler.
What I'm seeing is that when my chest tightens , I'll go through maybe a three hour period where I'll slowly begin to cough-up mucus until my chest is clear again. I have NEVER experienced my chest clearing-up all by itself after it has tightened. I've ALWAYS had to take medicine in order to get relief. During that time, my nose was stuffed a lot of the time. Since I've been OP-ing, it hasn't been. I can only conclude that it must due to the Oil-Pulling."
3/7/2007: Katie from Olympia, WA writes, "I started oil pulling about 4 days ago. It sounded crazy to me, but with such outrageous testimonials, I decided to give it a try. I've always had slight yellow tinted teeth, and so far they are a bit whiter (I've officially pulled 5 times now). But my biggest thing that I am so excited about - on 4 of my bottom teeth, at the base of the gums I had bad decay stains. It looked so ugly to me and I've been really self conscious about it for years. Well, after the first 3 pulls they are 80% gone. My dentist had told me that there was nothing he could do for them. But I guess he didn't know about oil pulling! My hair is also much softer and fuller and my skin is feeling much more supple and moisturized. I'm excited to see what changes in the next month or so!"
2/23/2007: Sameer (sameerbhagat[at]reliancemail.net) from New Delhi, India writes, "My wife has a painful shoulder since about 3 months, one of friends told me about OP and then I saw your site and feedbacks. My wife has done OP for lst 2 days and as mentioned on your site an existing problem could be aggravated. Today her pain in the shoulder is really bad and we take it as a positive sign. Let's see and I would like to keep all of you here posted about it. Any comments or guidance is welcome,Thanks."
3/3/2007: Sameer follows up with another email: "There is surely a big change!!! Even my hair has become soft , there is a glow on the face skin of my wife, me & my brother who also is now doing OP. Teeth are looking whiter, the plaque stains for which I was thinking of going to the Dentist for a clean up are fading away.But the BEST NEWS for all you here is that my wife is 80% healed from her shoulder and joint pains. I am convinced that this works. Though I have a question,my ceramic tooth filling came out yesterday, could it be because of this? Anyway but I really don't care, even there is newfound craving for food, my wife is so hungry all the time now. Sleep is better, there is a lot of energy in all of us, it works. Thanks to my friend Jai who told me about this wonderful therapy."
2/11/2007: John (leftyleo[at]eoni.com) from Elgin, OR writes, "Since I have been doing oil pulling, I have developed mouth sores two times now. The first one I developed looked like a boil. It was very painful. I finally brushed it very hard with a tooth brush. It bled profusely when brushing teeth. I quit brushing the area and after a long time it finally healed up. I mentioned it to my dentist and he took a photograph of it. He was puzzled as to what it was. I'm wondering if this couldn't be crud coming out from the oil pulling. The site of this sore was on the roof of my mouth. Now I have developed another sore on the upper left side of my mouth just above a tooth. This also bleeds profusely when brushed. It's not as painful as the first sore. Please advise."
2/7/2007: Karthik from Mumbai, India writes, "Though i come from the country where Ayurveda was invented and popular, thanx to Earth Cinic in giving me insight on Oil pulling therapy. I started with sesame oil the first week did for 10mts, now 20mts starting from mid jan2007. It helped me with totally arresting from bleeding gums and black circles under my eyes dissapeared. I used to get sleep only at 5am and now i sleep by maximum 10.30. So far I have benefited gums cure/dark circles and good night sleep. Therefore I recommend to all. It is win win situation any which way. No side effects, cheaper remedy and simple too."
2/7/2007: Bob from Northridge, CA writes, "I was close to twenty years allergic to alcohol. I've been using Olive oil Sunflower oil and Sesame oil for about a month and a half to get rid of psoriasis it did not help at all-what it did was cure my allergy to alcohol-that's for now."
2/5/2007: Liz from Bangalore, India writes, "Hi, I've been oil pulling with sesame oil for over 2 months and it has helped me with my sinus condition, energy level, and to get past the flu season while everyone else got it. (Which is a surprise because I'm the first to catch a bug). But the thing is I stopped a few weeks ago, and I've developed allergies, itchy skin with welts and now I have discovered a swelling, in my breast. While my doctor says it can wait for 2 weeks before getting checked, I was wondering if there's any connection between my new conditions and the oil pulling. I am a little concerned, I'm not sure if I should continue or stop. I have mercury filling that actually chipped soon after I got it done (over 5 years ago) "
2/4/2007: Gracie from Pasadena, CA writes, "I went to health food store twice yesterday looking for correct oil; the only cold pressed oil that they had was olive. I could hardly sleep with excitement of my first oil pulling... After 2 minutes I had to spit out oil because of mucus in throat. Yellow. Again for maybe 3 minutes I swished oil with mucus in throat, spitting out white substance. Another try for about 2-3 minutes, I spit out white substance and coughted up 2 globs of white thick mucus. Dry heaving and wanting to vomit over toilet bowl. I could have swished the oil around for the full time but for the draining mucus in throat. It was not unpleasant having the oil in my mouth at all as I was using a nice fine olive oil. I'll continue tomorrow morning and trust that with time I'll be able to manage 20 minutes. In the meantime, I am most grateful for this information."
2/3/2007: Bob from Northridge, CA writes, "After using it for a month I did feel better and I was spared the flu when all around me were sick, however it didn't cure my psoriasis is there something- I've had it for a few years."
2/3/2007: Darla from Tomball, TX writes, "I read about oil pulling on your site, we were looking up benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar, tried the pulling two days ago because everyone at work is getting sick. The first morning I did it, I could tell immediately during and after it was really helping to bring up the phlegm, I was alot more clear. Today was the second day and I am 100% clear and feel somewhat more energetic. I am using expeller pressed organic sesame seed oil for 15-20 mins each morning while bathing. I think its going to be great -- I will let you all know."
1/26/2007: Vaidvij from Bangalore, India writes, "Oil Pulling Therapy seems to work well in clearing the toxins of the body. I have my bad tooth problem cured and still continuing the therapy. Overall effects are amusing and very much satisfactory."
1/26/2007: Tunesia from Louisville, KY writes, I''ve been oil pulling now for 3 mths with olive oil with amazing results. I used to wake up with joint soreness every morning.That ended after the first day for me and I also noticed that I sleep great and can get right out of the bed and function in the morning. my teeth are whiter, and skin is clear. I never had a problem with arthritis in my hands but pulling brought it to the surface and got rid of it I ached for two weeks and it's gone and hasn't been back. I quickly advised my family to start and now 4 of them are with favorable results. It definately does get worse before getting better, but stick with it. My Aunt is in her worsening stages of her ailments but looking forward to getting better."
1/11/2007: Kelli from Silver City, NM writes, "Sesame oil 20 minute pulling with a teaspoon has cured headaches, and raised energy levels. I had OP sent to me in an email and gave it to my mom who is in her early 60's. She called me one morning and said that she woke up with a terrible headache, as she was going to the medicine cabinet she stopped and thought about trying the OP, she said that she sat down and swished for 20 min and before the time was up her headache was completely gone. Also she lives a ways out of town and rarely comes down without goog reason, she has been useing OP for over a week and has gone out with friends and made shopping trips. This may not sound like much, but to me I have my mom back, she is happier and more youthful than she has been in years. It is also helping with age spots she has recently gotten, they are fading at a visual rate. I highly recommend this to anyone who has tried healing on the outside, but may have negleted the inside. She also has said that her mouth feels fresher than ever. I started yesturday and look forward to any results as they seem to differ with different people."
1/11/2007: Lorelei from Utah writes, "After more than 2 months of oil pulling, I am ready to comment. I wanted to make sure I gave it enough time to see what would happen.
First, do NOT use unrefined oil! That was a big mistake! I spent the whole day trying not to barf. I used refined sesame oil after that. I swish for 10 mins, rinse, and swish for another 10 mins, then rinse with baking soda and salt in water (about a half tsp each in a few ounces), then rinse with just water. I only have the patience to do it once a day.
Within a few days, my teeth were white! This is amazing, because despite not drinking coffee, tea, cola, etc, my teeth stain very easily. They are also mostly plaque-free. My mouth is very healthy overall. Gums look healthier. I haven't had any canker sores either. I can't say that this has helped any other problems though. Still tired and have bags under my eyes. Still had an outbreak of cold sores. Still have psoriasis. Still have terrible periods. Still have dry feet! It has possibly kept me from catching my kids' myraid colds, etc. But that could also be due to cold(ish showers), echinacea, apple cider vinegar, or any other healthy thing I have started recently! I would recommend oil pulling though, just for mouth health alone."
1/4/2007: Nancy from Winnsboro, TX writes, "oil pulling- began about 1st week of October. My sleep better, skin is getting softer, less mood swings, lots of laughter, better outlook on life, lost weight. I used sesame oil, some days with sunflower, now have been using coconut oil and seem to have less problems with swallowing this oil than the others. My husband has been doing this as well and is seeing lots of areas of improvment- he's a disabled combat veteran, full of agent orange-we both plan on continuing to OP and keep a record of improvements while we keep up our nutrient dense eating choices as well."
1/4/2007: Jane from London writes, "I been oil pulling for a month. I feel good, skin looks better, sleep better more engery. the one down side I have been getting a swollen gland causing a bit of discomfort. My ear has been blocked for months cause this be a herx. I have recently added peppermint to the oil which is either oliver or sunflower oil. Thanks for your feedback."
1/3/2007: Sweet from Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies writes, "Dear EARTH CLINIC, Thank you for the information you share on your site. THANK YOU! I have been annoyed with acne for over 5 years. I will be 24 this month. It is most frustrating when I try everything (with caution) that others recommend that has worked to reduce acne for them, but no positive results for me. October 14, 2006 I did a search online for a "natural acne cure". I was amazed at all the natural remedies on your site. I was eating while reading about Oil Pulling, and felt an urgency to try it. I anxiously awaited a 5-hour period and finallly tried Oil Pulling for the first time, with the Sesame Oil from the kitchen. Needless to say, not a morning passes without me working this remedy. The first thing I noticed was the lack of a morning breath, and a continuous fresh breath throughout the day :-) Next, people started commenting on my 'bright smile'. I live in Trinidad (republic of Trinidad & Tobago) and usually have the worst sinus problems in November & December, yet the dreaded period passed without a sneeze or sniffle! I have more energy throughout the day, and it seems as though each day has an extra 2 hours or so. Last but not least, I still have new acne popping up, however, strangely, my face is noticeably smoother and cleaner, despite the marks from years of acne war. I have been visiting this site ever since October last, and have been recommending others to do the same. Oh, and my entire family and some friends have also started; I will let you know how it works for them. Thank you. **Sweet**"
1/2/2007: Diane from Philadelphia, PA writes, "I have been oil pulling two times a day for about a month now and notice a vast improvement in my gums. I have had 2 root canals and at my last dental visit, they wanted to do a 3rd root canal to correct the previous two. Needless to say, I had severe gum pain and an abscess that caused me excrutiating pain. My jaw would swell up to the size of chipmuck's. I was in constant pain. I started oil pulling with sunflower oil and notice that my pain had decreased in intensity by day 3. Within 7 days, I had no pain and my abscess was completely gone. I ran out of sunflower oil and am now using extra virgin coconut oil. My gums are a healthy pink--they are no longer receding. I had a loosened tooth that really needed to be pulled but the gums have tightened around the tooth and it is no longer loose. My skin feels softer and I'm no longer plagued with earaches. I tried oil pulling with Olive Oil but could not stand the taste. Once I finish up my coconut oil, I will go back to sunflower (it is a better tasting oil)."
12/28/2006: Renuka from Jordan writes, "I learnt about oil pulling when I came across your wonderful site accidently. What a lucky accident! I've been oil pulling with sunflower oil, twice a day, for about twenty days now and my gums have almost completely stopped bleeding (they had been bleeding for years) and they feel firm and healthy. My teeth are cleaner and whiter. I suffered daily from indigestion problems and gases in the past. But now the stomach rumblings have reduced significantly and I don't feel bloated after a meal. The best result of OP however, is that in just twenty days I've lost about 4 lbs. I have no appetite for junk food anymore and feel full after a moderate meal - no more second and third helpings like before. All in all, I'm very happy with the initial result and hope to make OP a twice-daily habit for life. Just one question however: Why should one OP on an empty stomach only? What if I've had a meal an hour or two before? I wish I could have an answer to this, because with my busy schedule, my meal times are not very regular."
12/22/2006: Sue from New Jersey, NJ writes, "I've been oil pulling for almost two weeks. It's not as bad as some readers let on. I first tried with VCO and a drop of peppermint oil since I didn't have sesame or sunflower oil on hand. It tasted like a peppermint patty. I've also tried with cold pressed virgin olive oil.. not bad, but not tasty either. So far I can only report that my teeth look whiter and brighter and I THINK it cooled my PMS rage as well as lightened my 'flow.' Sorry TMI. Today I bought sesame oil and tasted it wondering if it's supposed to taste like toasted sesame seeds? Did I get the wrong type of oil? The store where I picked it up had so MANY brands and types of sesame oil... black sesame oil, pure sesame oil, flavored sesame oils. I picked up a bottle that says 100% pure since I didn't think I wanted the toasted stuff. If this oil is toasted, will it still be effective for oil pulling?
Another thing I was wondering... what healing crisis have others experienced with oil pulling? I got a really bad throat infection/cold and I rarely sick or feel ill for more than a day. Could this be the healing crisis for me? I was going to skip pulling this morning since I'm still sick, then decided to do it anyway... a word of caution... be careful when pulling with a cold. I made a mess when I had a sudden sneeze RIGHT before I was about to spit the oil out. DISGUSTING."
12/18/2006: Jennifer from Decatur, GA writes, "I am oil pulling using extra virgin coconut oil 100% organic cold pressed. I've used this for two mornings. When I woke up this morning I had two pimples on my face. My teeth feel smooth. It was easy to swish the coconut with no bad taste or anything. Of course its already clear so I'm not sure what its suppose to look like. I'm going to keep trying it to see what happens. I'll write again in two weeks."
12/17/2006: Kathleen from La Cruz, Nayarit, Mexico writes, "Oil pulling cured keratosis pilaris, coated tongue, ear wax greatly diminished, softer skin, sounder sleep, white teeth, pinker gums and tongue, reduced menopause symptoms. 'I have been oil pulling for 4 1/2 months. I pull for 20 minutes with organic coconut oil. Keratosis Pilaris has no known medical cure. I will oil pull for the rest of my life."
12/12/2006: John from Daly City, CA writes, "Today is Tuesday. Last Friday night and Saturday morning I had increasing pain at the root of tooth #12, upper behind canine tooth. It was getting worse. I found your web page and read about oil pulling with sesame or sunflower seed oil. Saturday morning I bought 8 ounces of sesame oil and started pulling 1 table spoon in the morning and 1 tablespoon at night. Same on Sunday, and Monday. The result was immediate. The first result cut the pain in half, the in half again, and now I can feel only a little discomfort at the root of the tooth. I do not know how this works, but am grateful that it does!
12/5/2006: Kimba from Brooklyn, NY writes, "3 months ago, I had a really bad infection in my mouth, so painful that I could not sleep. Orajel helped, but temporarily. I came across this website and decided to give it a try. When I woke up the next day, the pain was gone! No soreness, nothing. Not even a twinge. I stopped doing it for a couple of weeks, and all my health problems came back. Abnormal discharge, candida, and other female issues. I'm doing this again in the hopes that my issues will go away for good. Will keep you all updated on my progress."
12/4/2006: J. from Charlotte, NC writes, "I have been doing the oil pulling for three days and have seen increasing improvement in teeth whitening as well as gums are no longer bleeding. I also have my husband swishing and a few friends and we are excited and waiting for results to report back. I love your website and find the information most informative and hopeful."
11/29/2006: Mariana from Richmond, California writes, "oil pulling with sesame oil has so far cured my diarrhea and insomia. My teeth are whiter. I am amazed that i have not gotten a cold or the flu this year. i was wondering if this also cures epilepsy?"
11/27/2006: Jackie from Sioux Falls, SD writes, "'I have been oil pulling for about a month now. I was noticing signs that my gums were receeding. My gums have actually stopped receeding and my dentist told me that my gums have never looked healthier. I no longer have any bleeding of my gums when I brush my teeth. My teeth are noticabley whiter "
11/14/2006: Valerie from Germantown, MD writes, "I have an infection in my tooth that is so bad that came back in 3 days after a 10 day dose of penacillion. Peroxide stopped working after a while. sunflower oil is the only thing that keeps it under control. If I skip a few days it will come back but when I start back up it goes away but I have no bad side effects. It has only been 3 months and my teeth are very white. I am hoping that by the time I reach my 6 month mark that my heels will be better also."
POTENTIAL CURE FOR ASTHMA ATTACKS: OIL PULLING
2/6/2007: Mary from Nevada City, CA writes, "This winter my asthma came back - but not quite as badly as last year. I came back to your site and found oil pulling. What an amazing thig! I was waking up each night needing to cough - but the oil pulling allowed me to cough up mucus in a gentle way - I have been doing the oil for 3-4 weeks and the progress has been steady. Interestingly, I felt the oil pulling clear my sinuses fist - and I didn't think I really had a problem with that. The lungs have been more gradual - but there is definite progress and I don't need the inhaler unless I exercise too hard. The oil pulling was creating such a cleanse in me that in the first week i was feeling very tired and out of sorts. The I decided to do ACV -that was like a miracle - I was no longer tired. My feeling is that the oil pulling pulls toxins out from deeply stored areas of the body - but once the toxins are circulating - the ACV helps to flush them out. The same thing thing happened for my daughter... A side benefit of the ACV is that my blood pressure went down more than 20 points. I do think the ACV is also helpful for the asthma - I also find it very hlpful to take 1 teaspoon of turmeric in a bit of hot water or coffee each morning - with milk and honey to taste - this also helps the asthma very much - and I hope it will help create a longer ter cure..."
11/6/2006: Shakti from Chicago, IL writes, "Please post this where asthma sufferers can view it, this is important because I had a hard time finding a cure for asthma on your site but thank God I did. I began a regimen of oil pulling shortly after a lingering cold went to my lungs, I just couldn't get rid of the mucus. I prayed for relief. It got even worse after a chemical pesticide was sprayed in my home for pest control. The next day after the extermination I had the worst attack of my life, I couldn't stand it anymore, so after 10 years of not having to put any poison into my lungs I had to once again use an inhaler to control the attacks. After the second night of waking up feeling side effects of nervousness anxiety and panic I decided enough was enough. I went to the computer in the middle of the night and began hours of research to find a natural cure. That's how I found this miracle of a web site. The next day I went out a purchased some sesame oil and took one table spoon 3x a day at the onset of my asthma attack and Immediately after the very first dose the mucus expelled out of my longs, and within 10 minutes what had plagued me for over 10 years was no more. Since then If I have any tightening in my chest or shortness of breath I IMMEDIATELY do the oil pulling and the problem subsides in 10 minutes or less. ~~~Oh I'd be remiss if I did not mention the side effect, I took oil pulling for Bronchial Asthma but as a result I got a dazzling white smile, sinus relief, not to mention it remarkably helped to subside my symptoms PMS all unexpected but welcomed side effects. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! P.S. thanks my husband thanks you too, lol."
11/3/2006: Mary from Brooklyn, NY writes, "I could not do the swishing for more than a minute or so the first time and tried it again a few minutes later. I just could not do it. The next day I tried again, with only one teaspoon, and again could only do it for a minute or so. I skipped a day and then tried again but to no avail. I am not a squeamish person and can do just about anything, but I was so afraid of swallowing this stuff. I did get very sick all that day and night with pains in my stomach, with a lot of gauging and then vomiting two globs of mucous. I had printed out the oil pulling and gave it to a friend. She said that she would not be able to do this because she has to take antibotics before having any dental work and that bacteria attacks the lining of the heart. This made me a little nervous about doing this and I would like your feedback. I did not read anything negative on the feedback and an wondering why? If I could not do it, there must be others? Thank you."
Ted replies: "Dear Mary: Of course there is and always will be a negative feedback from pretty much any remedy! People in general do not post feedback as much as they should. I basically have two kinds of feedback, those with real problems and those who post false information. Don't worry, I can tell which is which!
I did get very sick all that day and night with pains in my stomach, with a lot of gauging and then vomiting two globs of mucous.
This is a common herx effect. Whenever the pathogen dies off, it releases a toxin. Normally the herx effect lasts about 3 days. If you want to minimize the herx effect there are several steps you should take. First, after the swishing, prepare a warm water and add a couple of drops of peppermint oil. The peppermint oil, the worse it taste (too hot or too cold) the more you need it. Use this as a mouthwash and do it a couple of times. Most of the toxins should be neutralized.
Second, just drink strong cup of tea unsugared with a couple of drops peppermint oil in it. Always start with one drop.
A green tea might be better as it might have more tannins. Tannins are basically an interesting chemical that I love to play with.
Basically, it has a tendency to react with any foreign toxins and proteins neutralizing them and it becomes benign.
Peppermint contains menthol, and chemically it is unusual in its own right in reacting with certain bacterial and viral toxins along the way neutralizing them too.
This should stop the herx reaction pretty quick. But the speed will vary since everyone's body chemistry are different.
Personally I would much prefer to use pure tannic acid and menthol crystals, but they are much harder to measure and use for most people. So I will keep this remedy simple.
she would not be able to do this because she has to take antibotics before having any dental work and that bacteria attacks the lining of the heart.
Antibiotics alone have a tendency to create toxins primarily causing yeast infection or candida afterwards.
In that case oil pulling would not be the way to go, as the body is overburdened with heavy metal and bacteria which could cause a stronger herx reaction.
As a result, eating chinese parsley (cilantro) for about a week would be the preferred way to reduce the heavy metal burden. Take it one week, do nothing the second week, and continue on the third week.
To reduce the possible yeast built up besides the chinese parsley, taking some tea with one drop of rosemary oil or peppermint oil in a strong cup of unsugared green tea would do. Most tannins are good in that it does not increase the iron burden to the body, especially if they are not black in color, but will reduce the iron burden.
This is good since the major source of food for most fungus, bacteria and candida is the iron that they create by creating an enzyme hemolysis which kills the red blood cell creating an anemia, but yet overburden the body with iron. Just reduce taking sugar should help a lot. If oil pulling is not your cup of tea, you can modify the oil, by adding one drop of peppermint oil to the sunflower oil or olive oil, to detox the the toxins instead of just keeping it in the oil, the toxins will also get neutralized too. There are many variations I have devised over the course of time doing this, such as rosemary oil, eucalyptus oil, rose oil, etc. but peppermint oil is readily available. And for most people anyway, they are likely to get used to the peppermint already in used with most commercial toothpastes in the market at least for a century. Ted"
10/13/2006: Kendra from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada writes, "I have been doing this procedure, oil pulling for two days. So far so good. However, I'm curious about a few things.... Why are we instructed to swish SLOWLY (what if we swished fast)? Why do we have to wait 4hours after eating or 1hours after drinking before we can do an oil pulling (and what if we didn't)? "
10/13/2006: Bev writes, "I learned of Oil Pulling several months ago. Immediately my teeth became whiter. My mouth and teeth feel amazingly clean. My receding gums have started growing back and my teeth feel tighter or more secure. I have found switching back and fourth between different oils keeps my teeth their whitest. Sesame oil is my favorite. Olive oil gives the most dramatic results. I have also used Coconut oil. This is so easy and inexpensive! I plan to OP for life."
9/29/2006: Tricia from Astoria, NY writes, "I have been pulling since july 06 with sesame and safflower oils. I just love the sesame because it tastes like halvah to me. My skin on the top of my right foot was covered with eczema and it was itchy and inflamed constantly. It is still discoloured from all the abuse it received from me. The wonderful result though is the inflamation has subsided. I am noticing new skin growing back slowly. It is thrilling to know that this harmless protocol is helping this painful debilitating disease that orthodox meds cannot heal. Peace and Health to all."
9/25/2006: Sue from New Zealand writes, "Wow! Have only done this twice so far. I only did it to help support my husband who has been suffering from recurring boils in his ears. I said I would do this if he would. I didn't actually have a major problem with my nose. An annoying drip at times and as there is a lot of pollen around at present it has been a little clogged but nothing serious or even annoying. This morning I had to spit the oil out & start again as there was so much mucus draining down the back of my throat from my nose I was almost sick from the tickling & not swallowing. After using the salt/soda water up the nostrils, my nose is much clearer. The mucus from one side was quite yellow. I can breathe easily and have no drip. My husband's boil burst of its own accord with less pain than previous boils. The worst experiene he had was with one in his finger and one underhis arm at the same time. He had antibiotics. It took a long time to clear and he has had several in his ears since then so we have decided to give this a go & see if it clears the toxins out faster and with less pain. He also took turmeric in warm water and this relieved the pain almost immediately. I'll let you know if the boils disappear completely."
9/24/2006: Margaret from Florida writes, "I used coconut oil for oil pulling. My teeth are whiter. I find the info on this site to be the best. Thanks"
9/21/2006: Janette from St. Petersburg, FL writes, "i used sesame oil to relieve tooth pain until i could get to the dentist. i did it twice. it did seem to make the pain less painful, however, i don't think i will ever be able to eat sesame seeds again... it was hard to keep the oil in my mouth for 15-20 minutes, but when the pain is that bad, you will try anything."
9/20/2006: Liliane from Quebec, Canada writes, "I used sunflower oil for oil pulling. Believe it or not, this morning, I did it for the first time, after having problem with bronchitis and bronchiectasies, and coughing every day plus full of yellow and green mucus. Well, since this morning, nothing, no coughing and mucus. I am ready for my 2e oil pulling right now before supper, cross my fingers so that it cure me after 14 years of health problems and a lots of antibiotic, months and months. I will give you feedback later on, I promise. One more thing, I did throw it in the toilet, but too greasy, so I will spit it out in a plastic bag full of paper, and throw it away. When the oil is in the toilet, it can eventually block. Merci.'
9/18/2006: T. writes, "I have used this for years and have given it to many people. I used it for arthritis which has never returned as I used this method regularly. I have seen it cure snoring and many sinus issues. I have a friend who worked in a copper smelter and has emphesema and he swears by it. When I am exposed to pesticides and toxins or am experiencing die off from clenses I use this treatment. I am worried however that there is no information listed in your swish about toxins in the mouth after and the need to brush and gargle as well as snorting with baking soda and salt in warm water after so I am including the email I received years ago with the instructions I have as I would hate anyone to get sick or CA of the mouth due to not cleaning out the toxins right after swishing.
Oil swish for getting rid of toxins When I first learned of this, I did it several times a day. Now, I just do it when I feel something coming on, nip it in the bud that way. I probably should do it every day. I got this back in 1992 in a handout a friend of mine brought back from Germany. She got it from a Yoga teacher there. I copied it. All I can do is give you the information I have. It says it was taken from an article that was published in a German magazine, Fortschritt fur alle (Progress for All). I have never researched it out any further than what I am giving to you, because I personally followed the instructions that follow and I KNOW that it WORKS for me. So, I don't feel the need to get validity from outside sources. You have to decide for yourself. By the way, the testimonies are not mine; they were on the handout too. If I were to write one, it would be very similar to testimony # five. Folk Remedy Oil Therapy According to Dr. Karach F. Karach, M.D., presented a paper before the All-Ukrainian Association. The meeting was attended by oncologists and bacteriologists belonging to that Academy of Science of the USSR. Dr. Karach explained an unusual simple healing process using cold- pressed oils. The results of this therapy invoked astonishment and doubt concerning the contents of his report. However, after further examining the workings of the oil therapy, one has but to then test it on oneself to prove its validity and effectiveness. It is most astonishing that such results can be affected with this absolutely harmless biological healing method. This simple method makes it possible to effectively treat the most varied diseases, in some cases enabling one to avoid surgical intervention and the taking of medications that can have harmful side effects. The exciting factor of this healing method is its simplicity. It consists of swishing cold-pressed vegetable oil in the mouth. The healing process is accomplished by the human organism on its own. In this way it is possible to heal cells, tissue and all organs simultaneously; the body rids itself of toxic waste without disturbing the healthy microflora. Dr. Karach says human beings are living only half their life span. They could potentially live to be 140 to 150 years old. He claims that the following illnesses can be effectively healed with the application of oil therapy: headaches, bronchitis, lung and liver conditions, toothache, thrombosis, blood diseases, arthrosis, paralysis, eczema, gastric ulcers, intestinal disorders, heart and kidney ailments, encephalitis, nervous conditions and female disorders. The oil therapy is preventative as well as curative. Dr. Karach says: "With the oil therapy, I healed my chronic blood disease of fifteen years. With the use of this therapy, I was healed within three days of an acute arthrosis that had forced me to lie in bed."
If you can get it, the best oil to use is Hain Sunflower Oil or Spectrum Natural Peanut Oil. In the morning before breakfast on an empty stomach you take one tablespoon in the mouth but do not swallow it. The oil is slowly swished in the mouth and drawn through the teeth for fifteen to twenty minutes. It is thoroughly chewed and mixed with saliva as it is done in the Mayr cure. Chewing activates the enzymes and the enzymes draw toxins out of the blood. thus, the oil must not be swallowed, for it has become toxic. As the chewing process continues, the oil gets thinner and white. It is then spit from the mouth into the toilet bowl. If the oil is still yellow, it has not been masticated thoroughly or long enough. After the oil has been removed from the mouth, the oral cavity must be thoroughly rinsed several times. It is preferable to use a cup of pure warm water to which has been added one-half teaspoon of salt and on-half teaspoon of baking soda. The teeth, gums and tongue must be brushed carefully. It is recommended that salt and soda be applied directly to the brush. After rinsing, gargle with the warm salt-soda water. You can add cooler water to what remains in the cup, thereby diluting its strength. Then tip the cup under the nose and gently sniff up the water to clean the nasal passages. Gently blow the nos. The sink must be cleaned because the spittle contains harmful bacteria and toxic bodily waste. If one were to see one drop of this liquid magnified 600 times under a microscope, one would see microbes in their first stage of development. It is important to understand that during the oil-swishing process one's metabolism is intensified. This leads to improved health. One of the most striking results of this process is the fastening of loose teeth, the elimination of bleeding gums and the visible whitening of the teeth. The oil swishing is done best before breakfast. To accelerate the healing process, it can be repeated three times a day, but always before meals on an empty stomach. The therapy is not harmful if it is repeated several times a day. Repetition hastens the healing process and renders it more effective. How long? This therapy should be repeated until one has returned to his original vitality and his sleep has been returned to a peaceful state. One who practices this therapy faithfully will awaken refreshed in the morning with no bags under the eyes. Normal appetite and improved memory are additional benefits. Healing symptoms: Patients who suffer from chronic conditions may appear to get worse in the beginning. Dr. Karach emphasizes that a worsening of your condition may be a sign that the disease is in the healing process. It may even happen that your temperature increases. A word of caution: Whereas the oil therapy can be very helpful to people, it is not a substitute for ongoing care by a qualified health practitioner. Any serious symptoms that develop during the course of this treatment should be reported to your doctor to determine whether they are due to the healing process or to a worsening of your condition, which may require immediate medical treatment. How often? Questions as to the repetition and duration of therapy can only be answered on an individual basis. Acute conditions oftentimes improve quickly, within two to three days. Chronic conditions usually need longer therapy, sometimes up to a year. Never give up!!! Testimony 1 For fifteen months I had been having pain in my liver. It seemed to become more intense and frequent as the weeks went on. I had tried all the different remedies I knew - special teas, vitamins. Swedish Bitters, ginger compresses, and so on--but the pain did not go away. After I prayed to Mother Mary for help regarding this problem, a friend handed me a piece of paper describing an oil therapy from Dr. F. Karach. I decided to try it since nothing else had worked for me thus far. Each morning before breakfast, I took one tablespoon of sunflower oil and slowly swished it in my mouth for fifteen to twenty minutes. I repeated the procedure each night before going to bed. After spitting out the oil, I found it helpful to use my Water Pik to thoroughly cleanse the tongue and gums. Three days after I had started the treatment, the pain disappeared completely! One week when I was extremely busy, I could only do the treatment in the morning and not at night. During that time, I noticed the recurrence of a slight pain in my liver, which disappeared again when I resumed the practice twice a day. I have now been using the treatment regularly for 1 1/2 to 2 months. I am very grateful to Mother Mary for making me aware of this therapy and hope that it will be helpful to all of you in treating whatever health problems you might have. Testimony 2 I had been on chemotherapy for a whole year, which had left me weak and tired and very depleted. In October 1991, I started the oil treatment and noticed an immediate improvement in how I felt. My energy began to return and I was able to go back to work full-time plus overtime. I do not have a strong immune system and I feel this treatment is helping me in that area, even though I usually only have time to use the treatment once a day. Everyone around me has been coming down with the flu, but I have not had it. My housemate has tried the treatment, too. Every time she feels a sore throat coming on, she swishes the cold-pressed oil in her mouth and the sore throat disappears! Testimony 3 I want to tell you about my exciting experience in using Dr. Karach's oil therapy. About forty-five years ago, I tested oil products in a laboratory for the Esso Standard Oil Company. Recently, I had a doctor test me for any residue that might be remaining in my body from this type of work. Since the tests indicated that I had a considerable amount of the residue in my body, he recommended that I take a supplement to remove it. I ordered the supplement but, interestingly, the order was lost. In the meantime, I learned of the oil therapy. So, I tried it for about a week (one to two times a day). Before reordering my supplement, I thought I should have my doctor test me again. Miraculously, he said, "There's not a trace of the residue left in you. It's all gone!" To say the least, I was thrilled! I have continued to use the oil therapy for its many other benefits, and as a preventative as well as a curative. I have noticed that I have not had any colds or coughs, unlike so many others around me. Testimony 4 I started the oil therapy one night when my teeth and upper and lower jaws were extremely sore--so much so that I feared my teeth were shifting and that I might have to have an extraction. I actually thought I might have to go to an oral surgeon. I followed the instructions and repeated the therapy the next morning and next night. When I awoke the following day, me teeth and jaws were very comfortable and the soreness never returned. Testimony 5 The idea of a simple, inexpensive, effective health therapy has always captured my interest. When I learned of the oil therapy, I started swishing immediately, experimenting with different oils. I had been to the dentist for a checkup after five years. Although I didn't have any cavities, I had serious deterioration in my gums. I had tried the usual remedies of baking soda and sea salt. My gums would improve somewhat but the condition would never clear up completely. For years I have also had postnasal drip and a film on my teeth in the morning as well as a heavy feeling in my mouth. Severe colds, flu and bronchitis have been a yearly experience. In general, I have had a difficult health history but have been on a good diet and work constantly on my health. I don't do things half way, so I enthusiastically started the oil- swishing therapy three times a day. In the evening, I would often swish for twenty minutes and follow up with an additional twenty minutes while reading or exercising. To my great joy, I immediately began to experience a clean feeling in my mouth each morning. My teeth felt like velvet and have become whiter. The gum condition cleared up in seven days! During the swishing, I experience mush drainage from my sinuses. I have slept more soundly than I have in years. j I have noticed little troubles clear up and my energy has been good. It takes concentration to keep the oil moving in the mouth, but this is necessary because the action of chewing and swishing activates the microorganisms out of the bloodstream into the saliva. The scarping of the tongue with a spoon is something I have practiced for years. I feel it is an important part of the cleansing of the mouth from bacteria. I am delighted with the therapy and looking forward to further changes in my body. Testimony 6 I learned about the oil therapy from a friend. It made sense and seemed simple and inexpensive, so I immediately decided to give it a try. I have been doing this therapy twice a day for about two months now. I feel it is one of the main reasons I have escaped getting the flu while so many others around me have been sick, including my husband. I think it is also quite effective in clearing toxins and purifying the blood. I have observed that a blood condition that had been making me very tired and keeping me awake at night has improved a great deal. I certainly intend to continue doing the oil therapy on a long term basis. I have little to lose and, I think, lots to gain! Testimony 7 I must admit that I was a bit skeptical upon hearing about the oil swishing treatment. But it sounded so simple, and the possibility of improving my health stimulated my desire to try it for a while. After using this treatment for the last two months, I can truly say that I feel stronger and less vulnerable to the latest illness going around the neighborhood. I have also noticed that my digestion has improved. I can eat less and yet not feel famished before my next meal. It's a great little remedy."
9/19/2006: Tamara writes again: "This follows the last email that I wrote. I use mostly cold pressed olive oil but I have seen people who can't stand the oil in their mouths use pure water and it turns white as well. I don't have scientific reasearch to back it up but any oil I have used works for me. One other caution is that if someone is really toxic, five min can be enough or the toxins will burn the mouth. Once I forgot and swished for about 40 min and ended up with mouth sores for about a week as the toxins burned my mouth. I now set a timer that I carry around with me as to not go over twenty min."
9/15/2006: Stacey writes, "I found that my tongue felt amazing after the first time. It was pink and CLEAN. no matter how much I scrub with my toothbrush my tongue never seems to feel that clean. As well I found that the skin on my face was softer and smoother, my pores were smaller. I was afraid that I would breakout in "Adult acne" but i didn't!!!!! As far as all my other ailments, the jury is still out. Stacey"
9/15/2006: Pavithra from Hyderabad, India writes, "Oil pulling made my skin smooth."
9/13/2006: David from Phoenix, AZ writes, "Oil pulling cured Brain Fog, Produced Whiter Teeth, Face used to be wrinkled around eyes but now amazingly smooth. I use expeller pressed organic virgin olive oil. I do a series of 3 flushes in the morning lasting seven minutes each and repeat the process just before bedtime. I have read reports that the mouth starts to re-absorb the very toxic used oil when prolonging (the oil pull) with the first tbs of oil for 15-20 minutes. Take the extra effort and expense and at least renew oil at the halfway point. I'm hooked for life. Combine this with an epsom/ olive oil liver flush for even better results. I removed over 2,500 bilium stones. (Confirmed by a lab)"
9/4/2006: Annie from Stafford, VA writes, "I thought I'd post a comment after my first day's experience with oil pulling, for all of you fellow novices out there who are thinking about trying it. I used sesame oil because I couldn't find sunflower oil (which I had decided, before going shopping for oil, that I'd probably prefer). I was afraid that the taste of ANY of the oils would make me want to gag, but it didn't -- although I do find the warm, greasy feel of it in my mouth somewhat disgusting, and I wonder if it matters if I refrigerate the oil. My first session was soon after rising, on an empty stomach. After one whole minute of vigorous swishing/pulling, I was ready to spit -- and what I spat out was thin and white. I can hardly believe that it takes most folks 15-20 minutes for the oil to change consistency -- and I find it even harder to believe that most people are actually spending this long at it. If that is truly what is required for me to experience any real benefit, then it looks like I’m out of luck -- and my hat is off to those of you who can and do keep at the pulling for this long; you are hardier souls than I. Immediately after spitting out all that I could, I spent a few seconds swishing & pulling with hydrogen peroxide (which I do every day after brushing), and then I looked at my teeth in the mirror – as if one oily minute would have brightened the appearance of my tooth enamel! I drink both coffee and red wine every day, though, and despite brushing, flossing, and rinsing with peroxide daily, my teeth are on the dingy side, but did seem ever so slightly brighter after the oil pulling -- or was it my imagination, and/or wishful thinking? I did a second session later this same day not quite two hours after a meal, and found it much more difficult to keep the oil in my mouth for even the one full minute without gagging, but I managed, and again what I spat was thin and white. Hereafter I plan to try to do at least the one minute every morning for a while, and will post again if I have any interesting results to report."
7/11/2006: Kitty from Clatskanie, OR writes, "We have a group of people doing this procedure on curezone.com
also www.oilpulling.com has info
There isn't a lot of information on it, in english anyway. It's excellent for dental health with results within days if not hours. It's truly amazing!!! One lady had 3 #9 pockets plus numerous 8, 7, 6 and 5s. After Oil Pulling for 5 minutes a day for two months, she went to the dentist with 2 #7 pockets at worst.
I've been doing it for a few months now. I had gone to the dentist because of problems with a couple deep pockets. He was going to send me to a periodontist for possle surgery. Then I found out about oil pulling. I had posted on the dental forum at curezone and someone mentioned the oil pulling. After a couple days of doing it my gums felt much better. Now after about 3 months my gums are so much better, my teeth are markedly whiter, my mouth feels clean and gums healthy. My cracked heels are almost cured as well (go figure that). I have less aches and pains. It used to be difficult climbing the stairs and getting up my feet would hurt, but I feel much better all around. It's a crazy thing to do but it's fantastic. It's so simple and inexpensive. I use refined expeller pressed (Hain brand) sunflower oil. I also started adding a few drops of oil of oregano, which has anti bacterial properties. Check us out at curezone! Kitty"
12/19/2006: Gisele from Austin, TX writes, "I have a question for Kitty regarding problems with gums. I have only been doing the oil pulling for a week. I have had periodontal problems for years. I have had gum surgery twice. Today I had an appt with my periodontist and some pockets went from 6 & 7 to 8's and 9's. Needless to say, I freaked. I plan to do the oil pulling twice a day till my next appt in 90 days. I am PRAYING for results and hope my gums will improve! Kitty - do you have any other advice for me?"
7/24/2006: Molly from California writes, "I first read about this therapy with Andreas Moritz's book "The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush". Something just resonated with me, I don't know what it was exactly. I have been doing it for 5 months, with a group of people, whose testimonials come in every day. We have people experimenting with other oils, and clays. We've added Oregano Oil and Tea Tree Oil to the pulling oil to add more antibacterial effects. Some say that this has cured their psoriasis. It does seem to have an effect on skin, like the healing of cracked heels. The dental testimonies are amazing. I am truly hooked for life on this. For the first time in my life, I'm looking forward to going to the dentist!"
8/2/2006: Patricia from Astoria, NY writes, "Oil pulling has stabilized my overeating, reduced the itching due to eczema. I have also released 5 pounds in 10 days. I started pulling in mid July during a power failure that lasted 9 days. I started with roasted sesame oil which I loved but switched to cold pressed after reading a lot of testimonials on curezone. I pulled in the morning on an empty stomach and my mouth would fill with saliva after 15 minutes. I have since started pulling after 2 pm and after 5minutes the saliva is flowing. I then spit it out and do the pulling for another 15 minutes. I feel energetic. I haven't noticed my teeth getting any whiter. My face has lost its puffiness. There are some pimples that broke out since I began but their time on my face is short lived. I will write an update when new healings come to light. Peace, Patricia"
8/2/2006: Joan from West Los Angeles, CA writes, "I have been pulling now for about 3 weeks. My teeth look a tiny bit whiter, but the main thing is that my sinuses seem to open up in the morning after pulling. My tongue is definitely more pink than its ever been and I don't have quite as intense dark circles under my eyes! This practice is definitely energizing and I think my metabolism is speeding up -- I have lost about 2 lbs eating the same way I always do.
I felt very fatigued the first 2 days after pulling with Sunflower Oil, but after that, haven't felt any side effects. I have terrible cracked heels, but so far haven't noticed much change. I think it would take them at least 2 months to heal. At any rate, I love this new practice and don't have any plans to stop."
8/3/2006: Ifra from London writes, "'My face has gone smooth, and looks moisturised, my circles are decreasing, and my eyes, which were like inside my sockets, have started to come out, and look a bit brighter, my double chin, which i have been looking for a good exercise for, is slowly decreasing, but not too much as yet. my metabolism has gone a bit faster, i feel hungry, whereas before i used to just eat, and bored eat, whereas now i actually feel hungry. my tongue which was so cracked up and ugly and yellow, has actually shown a bit of colour, and is now not rough like before, but nice and soft. As yet i am still waiting to see if my cracked feet will heal, but i do feel energized, and healthy feeling. I have only started for 6 weeks now, and i only swish in the mornings, i want to do it 3 times, maybe that's when i will know the cures quickly, i think if someone like me wants quick results then 3 times a day. i would recommend it to everyone in the world, for a precaution against diseases, after all if we don't see anything happening outside of the body, we definitely know the insides are getting cleaned and all the toxins are going and diseases etc."
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