Has anyone practiced OIL PULLING?
If so, how has it worked out for you? I’m interested as I’ve just started.
For those of you who don’t know anything about it, it involves swishing oil in your mouth for 15-20 minutes.
Why would you want to do that? Because it’s reported to heal “head-aches, bronchitis, tooth pain, thrombosis, eczema, ulcers and diseases of stomach, intestines, heart, blood, kidney, liver, lungs and women’s diseases. It heals diseases of nerves, paralysis, and encephalitis. It prevents the growth of malignant tumors, cuts and heals them. Chronic sleeplessness is cured.” (The stuff in quotes directly lifted from http://oilpulling.com/index.htm)
There are more health benefits reported by people online (Google it if you’re curious). So I said, "why not, I’ll give it a try".
I mean, there’s not much to lose — 15-20 minutes a day and a small amount of money for the oil, which you can buy from a health food store. I figure there’s a lot to gain and not a lot to lose by doing it.
After a bit of reading I found this method requires dedication; you won’t see overnight results. It can take up to 6 months to see results for ‘minor’ things like bad breath, acne, insomnia to years for ‘major’ things such as heart disease, infertility, ARDS.
If you’re interested, check out the following site as there’s information on what oil to buy and how to do it: http://oilpulling.com/index.htm
Just a caveat, don’t ever purchase anything (apart from the oil) to do oil pulling. All the information is free online, so don’t waste your money buying e-books and the sort.
I’ve read the best oil to use is sunflower oil or sesame oil. Try get the cold pressed stuff.
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Or you could use mouthwash…
from wikipedia: “In a controlled study the effect of pulling sesame oil was found to be equivalent to the mouthwash chlorhexidine in its reduction of dental plaque and modified gingival index scores”
I guess if you aren’t into brushing your teeth or using listerine, this seems like a great thing for you. I don’t see how swirling oil in your mouth for 20 minutes could remove toxins from your body and cure cancer and aids as some pages I read claim. Nothing I have read says how this works, they just say research shows.
Whatever you do, don’t use hydrogenated oil. And don’t use rapeseed oil even if it’s not hydrogenated.
I’ve tried oil pulling but I didn’t notice any effects, but I was already quite healthy so that might be why.
@John Except chlorhexidine is highly toxic. So is chlorine and fluoride, common ingredients mouthwash.