The Oil Pulling Challenge - 2
I think we had something really cool going on, lots of great info, testimonies and positive vibes!
and I am so happy and grateful that we are able to resume this...
Let's get started allready!
I will post some of the "old" and initial info whenever I get the time, and in the meantime I encourage ALL PULLERS to hop onboard on this new and luxurious cruise...
Let's make this one even better guys!
I'll start by asking: Are you Pulling? and What has it done for you?
Glad it's back. One question, I've tried it about 4 times but the oil never seems to turn white...even after 20 minutes??? But my dh thinks my teeth look whiter.
which oil do you use?
some oils don't turn completely white but rather light yellow (sunflowe, olive, safflower)
ps. but no matter what, I'd keep doing it
Thanks for starting this. I've slacked off, so this'll inspire me to start again. Do any of you oil pull only once a day? Sometimes I either forget or only have time once a day.
I picked up some sesame oil today, that's alright to use, right? I had in my mind sunflower, and then my mind just changed it to sesame and when I got back from the store I said to myself "Oh, right, it was sunflower!"
But I think I remember reading that sesame is alright too. I got the refined kind.
I'm using organic sesame oil. After just a few days, like I posted before, the deep, deep cracks in my heels are gone! There's still a bit of roughness, but the difference is amazing. Also, one of my eye teeth has always been a bit different in color after having braces. It's now the same color as the rest of my teeth, which are now very white.
Alba, I was reading about people who have experienced symptoms of past illnesses coming back and then leaving their body while oil pulling. The other morning I woke up with a fever, swollen glands and I was exhausted. I just recently got over mono. I drank tons of water and ate mostly fruit. The next day, I felt 100 times better, as if something had left the building.
Thanks for reinstating this thread!
We use olive oil. My dh did it at the same time and his turned white...odd right?
Originally Posted by Alba
Thank everyone for posting again! Lovely to see you all!
and RawVee (love your name btw) that is very common! Glad to hear you feel better!
Beppa66: Olive oil stays completely yellow for me...maybe you dh is so "SAD" that even Olive Oil will turn white? Í bet if you tried sesame or coconut oIl it'd be white...
but Olive oil is fine for now:)
JennaBoBenna sounds perfect
*lol* a little of topic, but yes - I can see it...maybe it's the dark eyebrow-blonde-hair thing?
I have a profile pic too... maybe it's a little more clear:)
I know this is WAY late but thought I'd share my experience. When I'm not thinking about it I tend to press my tongue to the top of my mouth to avoid the oil on most of my taste buds. When I do this the oil doesn't turn as white.
Originally Posted by beppa66
The oil turning white is a result of excess salivating. The saliva mixes with the oil and causes it to "turn white". I'm only guessing here but when I hide my taste buds from the oil it doesn't stimulate the salivation process the same way. This may also cause a reduction in the quality of detox the oil pulling is supposed to provide also.
Now I make a conscious effort to use my tongue in the oil pulling just as much as I use my cheeks and teeth. It seems to make a marked difference.
Last edited by Flanny; 12-14-2007 at 12:34 PM.
I've got the JUGGLEBUG
i've been pulling for three days now. using sesame oil. i couldn't find anywhere on oilpulling.com that it says coconut oil is okay to use... and since sesame is less expensive, i went with that.
i have a tooth that had a root canal and is very dark... i'm hoping this will assist with that. also, i'm hoping all my teeth get happier in the process.
of course, i'll happily accept any health benefits i receive as well
now just to get my hubby pulling...
Tried oil pulling for the 1st time
Guess what....i tried oil pulling today using sunflower oil. weight myself later part of the day...i dropped about 2 pounds. Hmm...can't confirm whether it's due to oil pulling but will continue and look out for other results. :)
Coconut oil never gets thick...but it's done wonders for me.
When I had a tooth pulled over the summer, coconut oil helped the surgery site to heal up.
I use it to help manage my gum disease (unfortunately it came back recently).
A new beginning, and a new pulling challenge?!! - count me in! I'll start first thing in the morning ~ Cathy
I am so happy this thread is back. I really missed it. I was going gung ho on the oil pulling. I was extremely happy with the results. I was using cold pressed sesame oil. The problem came when I ran out of oil. :-( The store I bought it from was out of it for about 3 whole weeks. I didn't find any of the oils mentioned, in the cold pressed variety, so I went with out. What I have noticed is that my very smooth heels slowly returned to the rough, cracks that I began with (though not as bad). So I just purchased another bottle so I am going to begin again tomorrow.
I had such amazing results with just one time a day, I just might try to do a second time perhaps at bed time.
I know the article in the link you so graciously provided (Alba), mentions 3 cold pressed oils,
sesame, coconut, and the 3rd one escapes me for now. The fact that others use other oils and are getting benefits, I find amazing. I just am wondering why all of them seem to be helping. hmmm
I just can't say enough good about oil pulling. It did change my attitude about my smile. :-D
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