View Full Version : Oil Pulling Skeptic
10-19-2007, 05:46 PM
I might be crazy but I am not so sure about this oil pulling thing. I am looking of someone to convince me this is valid. Here's why. I bought some Sesame oil without realizing I bought expeller pressed and NOT cold pressed. so it's not raw, therefore has no enzymes. But I tried it anyway, and it still turned white. So how is it possible? Any ideas?
10-19-2007, 06:18 PM
All I know is that I've been oil pulling for almost a year now and it has removed decay from my mouth.... My teeth are way better than they have been.
I believe it turns white only from aeration. If you were to say beat some oil with a wisk (would take quite some time) or an emulsion blender the same would occur.
That said, even though I don't have the chance, as much as I would like to, to oil pull regularly, to be honest, only twice :p , but I had immediately witnessed an improvement in my teeth, bright and clean. I believe tremendous benefits can be achieved/attained, away from the idea that it turns white from "pulling" out toxins.
Math and Science, (i am a damn geek, aren't I?) :cool:
10-20-2007, 04:48 AM
I don't think oil pulling has anything to do with the oil being raw or not.
For me, the oil only turns white when I have not been oil pulling often or if I had non-raw food... When I oil pull every day, the oil does not typically turn white, but I do have much cleaner teeth and get rid of mucous I did not even know was around. :eek: :)
Random Violin Guy
10-20-2007, 04:06 PM
I kind of have my own theories on how oil pulling works. I've noticed it really improves my skin... but I'm not convinced that it's because the oil pulls out toxins. I think it's because the oil is absorbed directly into the bloodstream under the tongue. Just my theory...
But regardless of whether I'm right or wrong, or whether the popular view is right or wrong... it's not important for us to understand how or why it works, just so long as we know that it works.
10-20-2007, 09:04 PM
I have been oil pulling with expeller pressed safflower oil, and it is truly working! My skin is soft and clear, my teeth are very bright, they almost glow at times, and there is definitely less mucous in my body.
I got the safflower oil by mistake, I thought it was sunflower oil - but it works very well for me. I only pull once a day, sometimes 2 times, and after, I rinse with peroxide to make sure I get it all out. My eyes are even clearer in the morning...
Swishing right now! ::::Swish, swish, gargle!:::: Just kidding about the gargling part. :) I didn't mention that I really feel cleaner and lighter on days when I oil pull... And my feet have never been soft except when spending excessive time with a pumice and lotions... but they have been softer since I started oil pulling.
10-21-2007, 02:43 AM
It doesn't make much sense to me, either. If the oil can pull stuff from your bloodstream, why doesn't your bloodstream reabsorb all those toxins again during the time you're swishing?
Random Violin Guy
10-21-2007, 03:21 PM
Like I said, I also don't understand how it works. But thankfully, I gave it a try and found out for myself that it does work.
I recommend trying it for yourself. It's not hard, and it's really cheap, too. So really, I figured I had nothing to lose by actually trying it out myself and seeing what happened.
The way I see things is like this... You walk into a room and it's dark, so you flip the switch that turns on the light. Nobody really understands how or why electricity works - modern science admits to that - but that doesn't stop people from making use of it. Maybe some people out there sit around and think about whether or not a light bulb would work in theory... but it's fairly easy to just flip the switch yourself and see what happens, yes?
My point is this: it doesn't matter whether or not you understand how something works, especially when it's so easy to try it out for yourself and see what happens.
Try it out for a week. Aren't you curious to see the results?
10-21-2007, 08:57 PM
these are all interesting posts.
my roommate is going to school to be a nurse, and I was telling her about oil pulling. I showed her a website that talked about all the disorders it can cure and all this. Of course, she said it was all crazy.
She also said "If oil pulling does all these things, then why doesn't everyone do it and why isn't it recommended more by doctors?" Possibly because oil pulling might prevent you from needing a pill, which in turn would prevent you from giving money to the doctor? :confused:
I don't really know, but I have this oil, so I'm going to try oil pulling for a while and see if I notice any differences.
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