Pulling 101

Oil Pulling 101

In the East Indian Ayurvedic tradition, there are many healthful/healing/wellness-supporting uses for common vegetable oils.

One of them is what has come to be referred to as ‘Oil Pulling’ (O P).

The Ayurvedic practice of kavala graha, is commonly known in the west as oil pulling. (See *1)

Dr. F. Karach, M.D., presented a paper before the All-Ukrainian Association. The meeting was attended by oncologists and bacteriologists belonging to the Academy of Science of the USSR. Dr. Karach explained an unusual simple healing process using cold-pressed oils.
This is an absolutely harmless biological healing method. This simple method makes it possible to effectively treat the most varied disease conditions, in some cases enabling one to avoid surgical intervention and the taking of medications which can have harmful side effects. This healing method is much appreciated for its simplicity. It consists of swishing cold-pressed oil in the mouth (Sunflower or Sesame). High quality oil is recommended, but standard, refined sunflower oil has proven to be effective in many people. 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 itself gets rid of toxic waste without disturbing the healthy micro flora. Dr. Karach says human beings are living only half their life span. They could potentially live healthy to be 140 to 150 years old.

The method

In the morning before breakfast on an empty stomach you take one tablespoon in the mouth but do not swallow it. Move Oil Slowly in the mouth as rinsing or swishing and Dr Karach puts it as ‘sip, suck and pull through the teeth’ for fifteen to twenty minutes. This process makes oil thoroughly mixed with saliva. Swishing activates the enzymes and the enzymes draw toxins out of the blood. The oil must not be swallowed, for it has become toxic. As the process continues, the oil gets thinner and white. If the oil is still yellow, it has not been pulled long enough. It is then spit from the mouth, the oral cavity must be thoroughly rinsed and mouth should be washed thoroughly.

During the oil-pulling/swishing process one’s metabolism is intensified. This leads to improved health. One of the most striking results of this process is the securing of loose teeth, the elimination of bleeding gums and the visible whitening of the teeth.

The oil pulling/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.

Results of Oil Pulling

The simplicity of this healing technique is due in part to the stimulating effect which it has on the body’s eliminatory system.

Through this method it is possible to heal individual cells, cell conglomerates such as lymph nodes and more complex tissues such as internal organs, simultaneously. This method effectively discharges and removes infectious microbes, but without harming, or even discouraging the beneficial micro flora throughout the body. This tendency to support, not harm the ‘good bugs’ is critically important. This is HEALING!
All that is required is a bottle of cold-pressed sesame or sunflower oil.

Basic oil pulling tips:

1) Practice this therapy first thing in the morning, before eating anything. In the case of stubborn/chronic ailments such as poor digestion, sluggish elimination, acne, or candidasis, Etc., you may choose to P U (Pull Oil) more than once a day, but do it on an empty stomach.
2) Try not to swallow the oil while swishing. The oil will be contaminated with toxins as it draws them even from deep within. If you do swallow, that’s O.K., the undesirables will exit the ‘other’ way, and be eliminated through your bowels, but It’s better to spit it all out and take-a-load-off the body instantly.
3) The best oils to use may be sunflower and sesame oil. You can experiment with different oils, but it appears that these two are the ayurvedic traditionals.
4) Try to direct the spittle directly into the mouth of the sink or right down the toilet, because you will be spitting out nasty stuff. Rinse the sink bowl well.
5) Don’t forget to address the back (And All) teeth, up under the tongue, and everywhere in there.
6) If you are allergic to the oil, find one that works.
7) Smile broadly, and feel how clean your mouth is, even before brushing… Feel how your whole body/being loves this treatment.

PULLING OIL

…From Dr. Karach’s presentation
(The Oil Treatment of Dr. Karach)

Dr. Karach spoke about a remarkable treatment at a conference of the All Ukranische-Union of the Oncologists (Specialists for Tumor diseases) and Bacteriologists, a part of the Academy of Sciences of UDSSR; He talked about a super simple Healing process for the human body by sunflower oil.

The results of this healing process, cause astonishment and doubts, but by experimenting with the oil therapy everybody can see the results in his own body and can get convinced for him that these arguments are right.

It is more than surprising that with this totally harmless, biological healing method one could achieve such success and healing results. They are really without comparison. Most illnesses could be totally cured by this simple method and it was unnecessary, to use surgery or all kinds of medicines with their so much harmful side effects.

Simplicity; it is just sipping or sucking oil inside the mouth. The further healing process then is done alone by the human organism.

In this way it is possible to heal all at once-cells, tissues and all other organs because of the destruction of the natural mouth germs and with this the destruction of the human organism is stopped.

Right now, the balance is not there and causes illness and in the last consequence it affects the duration of life. Man lives only half the time which he could live. He could become 140 or 150 years old, says Dr.Karach.

The Oil-therapy heals totally headaches, bronchitis, tooth pain, thrombosis, eczema, ulcers, intestinal diseases, heart and kidney diseases, encephalitis and woman’s diseases. Preventively the growth of malignant tumors is cut and healed. Chronic blood diseases, paralysis, diseases of nerves, stomach, lungs and liver and sleeplessness are cured.

Therefore, as Dr. Karach says, it is possible to heal many diseases, also those caused by poisonous chemical parts of drugs.

Dr. Karach says his method heals the whole organism all together, also preventively. This especially is important in cases of tumors and of heart attacks. Dr. Karach: “With the oil therapy I have cured my chronic blood disease; I have suffered for 15 years. It also healed in three days an acute arthrosis which made me even lay in bed.

The healing process: Get refined sunflower oil (or peanut oil or distal oil). In the morning before breakfast you take one tablespoon of the oil – but do not swallow it. Without great effort or speed, you wash and suck the oil inside the mouth, pull it through the teeth and all that with closed mouth for 15 to 20 minutes.

You really chew, move your chin and (like in the Mayr diet) a lot of saliva is drawn; that means mouth – digestion. Obviously, the poisons are drawn from the blood through the mucous membrane of the mouth. That is why, in no case, the oil should be swallowed because it has become poisonous. First, the oil is viscous, but more and more it becomes liquid thin and white like wool. Then you spit it out. (As long as the liquid is still yellow you did not work with the oil long enough).

After spitting the oil, the mouth has to be washed intensely with water several times and the teeth need to be cleansed with brush; also the sink, because the liquid contains big amounts of bacteria and harmful material.

If we would look at a drop of this liquid through a microscope, we would see all kind of moving fibers – those are microbes in the first stage of their growth. Pulling Oil pulls out disease elements from the system (body) and restores health.
It is important to say that during Oil–pulling, our metabolism is increased much and that is why the body remains in a persistent healthy state.

One of the obvious results is the fixing of loosened teeth, the stop of bleeding teeth flesh and whitening of the teeth. The best time for the oil pulling is in the morning before breakfast. To enhance the healing process, you can repeat the treatment three times a day, but always before meal and with empty stomach. The organism will not be disturbed by this and the healing is quicker and stronger.

How long? Do till the original strength, freshness and a calm sleep is back again. After awakening in the morning you should feel refreshed and you should not have black circles under your eyes. A good appetite, a good sleep and a good remembrance (thinking) should be there.

In the beginning worsening for patients who are suffering from more than one disease, it is possible that there is a worsening of their situation. It is even possible that during the cure one infectious region of the body influences another one, which may be, would have become later even a killing disease.

Do not stop when your state gets worse: says Dr. Karach. There is no reason to interrupt the treatment even when the body temperature gets higher (it is healing temperature). Mainly when these signs are there, you should go on without interruption. If you interrupt you should know, that the healing only is there during the time of oil pulling. I point out says Dr.Karach, that a worsening of your health state is a sign that your disease is disappearing.

How often? This question only the patient himself can answer who is in the healing process. If he needs more or less depends on how he feels.

Acute diseases will be cured very quickly in two to four days. Chronic diseases normally need more time, sometimes even one-year. So please don’t give-up.
End of article Remarks:
1 The above article was published in Journal of World Teletherapy association (APR – JUN 1992 issue) from Calcutta. The editor of the journal has added at the end of the article: “I received copy the above lecture which was delivered at Indian Senior Citizens Association, HOUSTON, U.S.A on 9th Nov 1991. Please write about experiences after you have tried out”.

2 This article was published in a German magazine, “Fortschritt

http://www.oilpulling.com/PULLING%20OIL_karacharticle.pdf

(*1) OP is called “KAVALA GRAHA KAVALA GRAHAM” in the Ayurveda texts. In the Charaka Samhita sutra sthana chapter it is stated: “by OP with til-taila (sesame oil) teeth are not affected with cavities and they become firm rooted. Teeth pain and sensitivity to sour items will be healed and one will be able to chew the hardest items.”

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Oil Pulling FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ)
Excerpted from: OilPulling.com


What is the best time to practice OP?

Ayurveda advised OP in the morning after brushing teeth and cleaning tongue on empty stomach. Dr Karach advised OP before breakfast on empty stomach. One hour after drinking water or tea or coffee or liquids in the morning but before breakfast. The best time is when you do not feel well for any health problem do OP on empty stomach.

Everybody above the age of five years can practice. For children of five years and above use only a teaspoon (five ml) of oil for OP. People with dentures should remove them and practice. Woman can practice OP during periods and also pregnancy.
How much time gap is required to eat or drink after OP?
After doing OP, wash your mouth and then you can eat or drink and no time gap is required.

What other Oils can be used for OP?
Dr Karach had suggested refined sunflower Oil. Sesame Oil was prescribed in Ayurveda texts for OP. Both oils worked well in curing health problems. Some found sesame oil better. Other oils have been used by some practitioners on their own and they did not report desirable results to enable me to recommend. Some other oils may be suitable for particular problems but I do not recommend for daily practice.

The quantity of 10 ml of oil is too little for OP. Can we do with 20 ml of oil?

When we do OP the entire oil should become thin, like water and no oily feeling should be left. When that happens we would have utilized the entire oil for the purpose of OP. This happens within 15 to 20 minutes for most of the people. If the quantity is increased it takes more time to become watery and white and many would not like to spend more time on pulling. Spitting when it is still oily is waste of oil and a feeling of freshness does not come which is not desirable. If you feel a few ml of more oil is required try, there is no harm. This is also the reason for suggesting only five ml of oil for children.

Can we do any other work while doing OP?
No. It is advised to do OP slowly, chin up preferably in sitting position, to see that oil pulled through teeth and touches all portions of mucous membrane in the oral cavity.

Is there any difference in the practice of OP for Acute and Chronic diseases?
Acute diseases will be cured in two to four days by practicing OP three times a day on empty stomach, before breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chronic diseases need more time may be up to one year or more depending on the condition of disease, age, habits, state of general health of the person, etc.

What problems arise during OP: – (a) Oil does not become watery or thin even after 30 minutes and it appears the oil is being absorbed and it reduces in quantity (b) Nose block due to accumulation of mucus (c) Sneezing and coughing (d) Phlegm in the throat gets loose and comes into the mouth (e) Urge to pass urine or stools.

(a) Oil does not become watery because there is inadequate salivation and mouth is dry. In most cases, it happens in the morning and in some cases evening also. Under normal circumstances oil will not get absorbed in the mouth. Main reason is lack of adequate slivation due to lack fluids in body. In all such cases you must drink two or three glasses of water, go for a walk of 30 to 45 minutes and do OP after returning.

(b) To avoid nose block during OP wash, clean and blow your nose before starting OP. Slowly blow out nose to clear while holding the oil in the mouth. Repeat if necessary as you continue OP.

(c) Sensation/irritation may cause sneezing or coughing while doing OP. Do OP slowly in a relaxed state to avoid such irritation. Stop pulling and relax as irritation or sensation to sneeze is felt. It will subside. You can sneeze or cough while holding oil in mouth. If you have to sneeze or cough through mouth do it in the sink or some such place to avoid oil driblets spray all over or cover mouth with tissue paper.

(d) If phlegm comes into the mouth, making pulling inconvenient, spit and do pulling with fresh oil again.

(e) Urge to urinate or pass stools
will arise only if you have not gone through nature’s calls before OP. In all cases of urge to pass stools or urinate during OP, the best is to relax on the commode and do OP.


How long will it take to cure
a particular disease?
How long it takes to cure a particular disease is difficult to specify because it depends on the age, state of health and disease, food and other habits etc of each person. Dr Karach however said “that chronic diseases may take a year whereas acute diseases can be cured in 2 to 4 days. Practice until the original strength, freshness, calm sleep, good appetite and good remembrance is back again”.

How does OP Cure/Heal Diseases?
Without going into the way of how curing takes place as per medical and other sciences (I have written one full chapter on ‘How OP cures Diseases’ in my Book on Oil Pulling) I give you a method by which you can infer how OP cures/heals.
Dr (med.) Karach the author of OP said: “The oil therapy heals tooth pain totally. Obvious results are re-fixing of loose teeth, stops bleeding gums and whitening of the teeth.

OP is called “KAVALA GRAHAM” in the Ayurveda texts. In Charaka Samhita sutra sthana chapter it is given: “by OP with til-taila (sesame oil) teeth are not affected with cavities and they become firm rooted. Teeth pain and sensitivity to sour items will be healed and one will be able to chew the hardest items.”
Those who have given their experience are given in Specific diseases under Teeth and inTestimonies give the results of OP the effect on solving teeth problems. One outstanding result of OP is fixing loose teeth which no dentist can do.
From the experiences you can see that OP will relieve your tooth pain, removes infection, stops further decay, reduces/eliminates sensitivity of teeth and fixes loose/shaky teeth.

From the above you can draw a parallel to existing methods of cure by doctors in that “OP is analgesic in relieving pain, antibiotic in eliminating infection, anabolic in fixing loose teeth, reduces sensitivity of teeth like sensodant’ and also ensures oral hygiene. OP makes this possible by its influence on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems towards a state of balance-is health-from an unbalnced state-ill health.

In a similar way OP will cure/heal headaches, migraine, sneezing, cold and some pains in a few days or doing OP few times one after another. Hangover will be relieved within two or three times of doing OP in the morning. These also can be experienced in a few days. Judge OP from your experience.
In a similar manner OP cures all other diseases and the time taken will be different for each person.
Are there any reactions and can the medicines be used and /or continued?

Normally there are no reactions and the curing is smooth, gentle and pleasant. Some times in some cases, there might be an aggravation-worsening of a disease. At such times, there is nothing to worry. Aggravation of the disease is a sure sign of cure. In case the aggravation is not tolerable you may stop for few days or take any medicine for relief and then continue OP.
If medicines are being used, gradually reduce their intake as you find improvement with the practice of OP and finally stop and continue OP to fully eradicate the disease from the body. In case of any chronic disease, if you are taking medicines regularly and do not wish to reduce chemical medicines OP will not be effective in curing your chronic disease but will certainly reduce the side effects of the remnants of chemicals drugs.

Dr Karach said: “some people in whom various illnesses are simultaneously manifest, an apparent worsening of condition is possible. This is due to primary infection first being depleted, causing secondary infections to dominate temporarily. After a few days secondary infection will disappear while another may be stimulated into activity. Such symptoms are usually apparent in persons suffering from chronic or terminal illnesses. Under these circumstances Dr Karach recommends that the affected person steadfastly continues the treatment even if fevers are initiated. Dr Karach maintains just when these symptoms appear the oil treatment will facilitate rapid healing. Should the treatment be broken for one reason or another the overall effects will be slowed down. For these reasons Dr Karach maintains that an apparent worsening of health is an excellent sign that disease is progressively being removed from the body”.
Examples of reactions: – (a) Itching of the skin during infection and inflammation of an injury or wound and the same itching may be present in an aggravated manner during cure of the wound/injury. (b) A bone breaks due to an accident. The pain at the time of setting is more severe and also during the process of healing.

Advice on how to deal with healing reactions
Do OP as usual or increase to two or three times a day or even stop for a few days depending on the severity and your reaction.
Take medicine under the advice of a doctor for a minimum period, for relief and continue OP after the reaction is over.

It is not necessary that there will be healing reactions for all cases. Most of the cases are chronic and the patient has been suffering for long and possibly under treatment. Healing reaction appears more severe and one gets the feeling that disease is aggravating. At such time one is inclined to stop OP, do not stop but continue OP. This is a sure sign before cure. Recognize it as a reaction and continue OP and you will be cured with in a short time and you will know the state of disease free health which makes you happy.
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Following are some OP testimonials. We received some here, the rest are pulled from other internet sites:

I have tried oil pulling…yes foam from friction.To really know,the foamy stuff spit out could be tested to see whats in it.Otherwise who knows.
Teeth improved.Not sure.I do know my teeth improved greatly by stopping smoothies all morning til lunch without brushing as you said.And tooth soap.I use bar soap and love it to brush my teeth.My teeth have improved in the first days of brushing with it.My gums are now coming backup and adhering to mt teeth again!!! They look and feel healthy.Thankx.

I do oil pulling every morning, using coconut oil or hemp oil. I have no idea whether it pulls any toxins out of my body, but my teeth are healthier and whiter than they have ever been. They are REALLY white.
My dentist is very impressed, as I am in my late 60s, and people my age often have very discolored teeth.
Oil pulling is definitely something I intend to keep doing…along with using tooth soap. No dental problems for this raw foodist!

yes, i do oil pulling with sesame oil when i remember to take the time in the morning. started about two years ago…tried other oils, but sesame is the one that works best for me.

yes, oil pulling give fantastic results for gum disease, even without using tooth soap,so i really recommend it.
10 minutes 1st thing in the morning is enough already, i use sunflower, but coconut is very good also.
if i cannot use it for a few days, my gums will show it(more red and puffy
thank you for the info K-A and love light and more laughter!!!!!!!!!
anasha

I’ve used oil pulling in the past and noticed that I began to detoxify significantly as soon as I started this practice. I also noticed my teeth becoming stronger and whiter as well. I was using sesame oil, and in ayurveda is is said that this oil is unique in that it penatrates to deeper levels of tissue than other oils, thus supposedly allowing toxins to be “pulled” out of our mouth which is home to nerve endings connected to organs and systems throughout the body making this practice extremely beneficial. It is said if you do this practice everyday you can live to be 120 no problem. I dont know about the coconut oil or hemp seed oil oil pulling, I’ll have to investigate that further myself. Thanks for reminding me everyone, I’ll start that off once again tomorrow morning allowing proper time to pass between food and water intake to maximize the benefits of the oil pulling.
Blessings,
Nathaniel

Yes, Kevin, I was recommended from my dentist in Austria to do it, (but I didn’t know that it is what you call it hear “oil pulling”) after she removed amalgam fillings from some teeth. She had also said that the sunflower oil would take the toxins out of my mouth. I think I was supposed to do it for 2 weeks or so. (It was about 20 years ago or so, so I don’t remember the “fine details” any longer.)
By the way, thanks so much for your wonderful work, and Annmarie also! I look forward to the cooking on Wednesday! Keep up the great work!
Louann

Thank you for this show. I had never heard of this until now. Although I am very skeptical, as this seems similar to the detox foot pads that I keep hearing are a scam, I tried it tonight. I just used a current oil mix I have on hand (75% organic cold-pressed olive oil, 25% cold-pressed castor oil…what I use for the oil cleansing method). Well, I know this sounds crazy, but about 3 minutes after I finished, I started getting slight leg cramps. Now, its 1:45am and I cannot sleep due to leg cramps and an overall “funny” feeling that reminds me of the detox I have had while on a juice fast. Weird. I haven’t had leg cramps in at least 6 months. I’m still skeptical, but if this repeats itself, I’ll really start to wonder.
Thanks again for your show!
Shelley

AZ B
Been OPing for a few weeks, everything orally and in my head felt better and cleaner from day one – no kidding… After a few days my entire body feels better in numerous ways. I’ve been around natural and healthy methods for many years… This is not just infatuation.

I have tried oil pulling in the past, it did seem to make my teeth whiter. But from what I read, you should do the oil pulling first thing in the morning after brushing your teeth and then after the oil pulling, brush your teeth once again to ensure that you don’t re-absorb the toxins. You can do the oil pulling more often, depending on the degree of toxity that is in your system. However it is ideal to do the oil pulling after having not eaten for four hours due to the high possibility of an uspet stomach, to my understanding. You can find out much more information and different people’s experiences with oil pulling and other interesting natural therepys at earthclinic.com. No one sells anything at the websight. It is simply a forum for anybody who has had a succeful or unsuccesful with a partcular natural therepy or herb-etc. A great place to get honest feedback.

I’ve been oil pulling for several months using coconut oil. I don’t know about toxins, etc. – but what I do know is my teeth are quite a bit whiter. *Ü*

i have done this for long periods of time and stopped and gone back to doing it again..
i love it………it really gets rid of lots of mucus…………..even with eating vegan and raw being a type a blood type i get lots of mucus and
this really heps…….i also fell great doing oil pulling like it pulls toxins from your body….it does clean your mouth and teeth and has not effected my fillings ( the few i have left)…you have to make sue you brush your teeth when finished and drink water………this is making me go back to it again…. i am just not the type of person to do anything forever……..it works much better
for me to do it and take timeout and go back to it ………

I did oil pulling for a couple of months earlier this year (I have braces now so don’t do it daily any more but will start again once they are gone). I noticed that my teeth were whiter by the second day!

DEAR KEVIN, I am new to your site & am loving it. what is the address for Bruce Fifes’ site ? Also would love the recipe for raw hummus. love u,carleen

What brand of tooth soap do you recommend? Thank you – enjoy your show :o )

i do oilpulling usually daily now for almost a year.
it has healed my gums, whitened my teeth!, and pulls the mucus out of my body, which has been one of my challenges. oilpulling is AWESOME. i researched it online first, read all the testimonials, and tried it, and that was that. i now personally know 3 people who oil pull daily and they have had the same super great results. oil pulling was what was missing from my dental care routine. i use unrefined organic sesame oil. i usually do it first thing in the morning for 10 or 20 minutes. i have done it at night and even after i ate and never got sick. but i like it best on an empty stomach. it is well worth the time. it WORKS.

I’ve tried oil pulling years ago after reading about it in a Polish naturopath’s book of rare cures. Honestly, I have a hard time keeping my mouth shut that long so I only did it a few times. I recommended it to my neighbor and her teeth got whiter. About 6 months ago I bought a bottle of sunflower oil with the intention of trying it again but just can’t wrap my head around spending 20 minutes a day with oil in my mouth. It’s a fantastic and proven detox though and I do recommend it especially for broke people.

As far as dental fillings breaking down from it, that doesn’t seem scientifically possible. Mercury fillings should be removed if they are breaking down of course. They have a lifespan so it could have been coincidence too in the case mentioned above.
The filling material is solid and small amounts of mercury vapor would be released from the filling material which then typically gets stored in the body. Perhaps it would come out in the oil?
It would be fascinating to have the oil analyzed with someone who has mercury fillings but it would be pretty hard to tell exactly where the mercury is coming from. Is it coming out of storage? That would be awesome. Coming out of the teeth? Just the vapor I would think. Not enough to break down a filling.

Okay, so I’m back. I posted last night after trying oil pulling for the first time. I had leg cramps and mind racing that kept me up all night. Not a wink of sleep. Since I was up and only did the first oil pulling for 10 minutes instead of 20, I thought I would try it again. This time it was 100% Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, no castor oil. NOW, I have redness and sensitivity all over my face!! It feels like I used some sort of AHA on my face or something, but I only used my regular Dr. Bronner’s followed by some olive oil to further moisturize. I thought it must be the soap irritating my skin for some odd reason, even though I’ve never had that before, but now I have a touch of it on my stomach and a little on my upper back/neck! This is so crazy. All I did differently was the oil pulling! I’ve never had this type of redness on my face, so this is really bazaar. I can’t believe this. Since I was up all night, I did a little research and found others have had similar redness/burning on their face early in the detox from oil pulling. There was a GREAT 4-part video interview on you tube that featured a doctor who wrote a book about oil pulling and how he originally was attempting to disprove the method, but on the contrary, he found there to be evidence that it works. It was very interesting. I think I believe!!! Unreal! Being a raw vegan is quite a bit for my friends and family to handle, so I’ll probably be a “closet oil puller”!
Shelley

I didn’t know it was called oil pulling but yes I have done this for several years on and off and I always noticed the overall increased health benefits when I start up again. I grow lots of herbs in my garden and also wildcraft quite a few and have made some healing oils from the herbs and olive oil. I decided to use that oil to do my “swishing” with. That is what I call it. I was told to spit it out in the toilet and swish and rinse with a half baking soda and salt solution in warm water to completely cleanse the mouth afterwards. It was not for just the teeth but for the whole body. I am sorry I do not remember the source from where I started this practice. I am 57 and have 9 children and 10 garndchildren so far and have always been into health. It is one practise that works. I don’t believe the infections come because of this it is only detoxifying the system in a priority based manner as the body knows best and what to work on next. Great work Kevin and Ann Marie!

Janice
I have done oil pulling quite a bit but not for whitening my teeth. It works very well to clear your sinus so if you are stuffy & oil pull, when you are finished you will be breathing clear all day. Works every time, I did it as part of a detox program and it helped clear up a gum infection. Done regularly, it will clean off any built up tartar. It is easy, inexpensive and effective.

Robin
I have been doing oil pulling for over 2 years. I have so much less plaque and my teeth stay whiter. I have extended my dental appointments from every 3 months to every 6-8 months. I also feel this has helped my health greatly as I am recovered from Lyme. I usually do this 6 times a week and give myself a day off. It feels kind of good to skip a day. When I am away from home and don’t do this I feel strange and can’t wait to get back home and start pulling again.

Pary
What is oil pulling? Also, when you remove mercury-fillings from your teeth, what do you fill the place with that was filled with mercury fillings?

kat
I’ve been doing oil pulling on and off for quite some time and love it! It makes my teeth feel exceptionally clean and of course they’re a much brighter white! It’s also helped with gum issues.
I generally do it first thing in the morning while jumping on the mini tramp!
In terms of personal care products i am a “water only” gurl…for hair, teeth, body, etc but make an exception for oil pulling. k

Lourdes
Hello everyone! It is January 6th. I started oil pulling daily about 2-3 days after this post was published on Dec. 3rd, so it’s definitely been a full month. I really wish I could report some amazing reaction but I can’t. I cannot tell whether it is working, but am motivated enough to give it another month or two. I am using raw organic sesame oil that is precisely for ayurvedic practices. I swish for 20 minutes until the oil is completely white and liquid, then spit it out, and brush my teeth with tooth soap. I do this first thing in the morning, before even drinking water (I read that this was the way to do it). Changes? Well, maybe less plaque. Hard to tell. Also, in September or so I started experiencing hair loss for the first time and even got a large bald spot (eventually larger than a quarter), which completely freaked me out (fortunately it’s still hidden by hair). The bald spot started in September and got bigger. Now, the hair has started growing back in around the edges, but this could have begun before the oil pulling. Sorry so inconclusive. Best of luck to everyone.

Rhonda
Good morning,
I have tried oil pulling with coconut oil and experience whiter teeth.

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