I'm finally able to OP after not doing it for a couple of days! I love OPing...but not enough to wake up 20 minutes before I wake up for work in the morning--4:15 am!
Feels good to be OPing! swish swish swishh
Yay me too !
I've started my official first day of pulling today !!!!
disgustingly hillarious thing to get used to :) love it !
good luck to me and all of you out there doing it !!!
My lastes report is that the alignment of my teeth keeps getting better, when i put my teeth together and move them side to side the shifting is smooth. My teeth seem to be lined up correctly if that makes any sense.
It seemed with the bad food i had eaten for so long my teeth didn't match up, now when i smile they look beautiful.
I had 3 small cavaties in the front and they are filling in i'm amazed and so overjoyed, no dental bills in my future.
Nice to be back to check up on all of you! Are you seeing any results yet Aililu?
I just want to share this OP story:
I've been experimenting a little - I wanted to see what would happen if i *gasp!* quit OP'ing for a few days...just curious if I would feel any major changes.
Well, I did.
but one I hadn't expected: I got major cravings for something sweet!! I mean - reaaaaally bad. I had almost forgot how much it bothered me before OP'ing - and it just came right back! Also; I didn't fall asleep as quickly as I have gotten used to (it took me an hour ) so I am happy to be back to OP'ing
Hi everyone! I just started oil pulling a few days ago, but am determined to at least give it the old college try! One question, which do you all prefer as far as taste goes....I mean, I know neither sesame or sunflower oil will taste GOOD, but which has the mellower taste? I started with sesame oil (just some I had left over), and now am going to buy a fresh bottle, so I was just curious as to which I should get. Also, I noticed that some people use coconut oil......on the oil pulling website, they only suggest sunflower and sesame....is it okay to use others? Anyway, I'm sure I'll have more questions later, but this is it for now!! Thank you!
Okay, an hour ago I read about oil pulling in another thread, wondered what it was and googled it up. Then I searched here and found this.
I'm curious!!! I'm going to try this first thing in the morning.
I can hardly wait!
DAY 1 - THE OIL SWISHING TRICK
Ok, it's first thing in the morning and I'm oil pulling as we speak.
Since it's Sunday, I can't get good quality sesame or sunflower oil, however, the person who lived here temporarily has left some refined sunflower oil, so I'm just using that. It's better then nothing and on the site they said it would also work.
Well, my 20 minutes are up, just a minute.
My conclusions thusfar, for a first time:
it was dead easy, actually I had expected it would be difficult to do twenty minutes, or that I would be 'one of those persons who has to at least swish an hour or so to make the oil change happen'.
None of the above.
Swishing and meanwhile checking the forum, and time just flies by.
I had to spit a bit of it out after 8 or 10 minutes or so, because my glands produced so much saliva, I just couldn't hold anymore, but after just ten minutes, the whole oil thing was already milk white.
What does this say? That a lot of detox is happening right away?
Swishing with the rest and spitting it out after twenty minutes and the oil was even whiter, plus foamy. Interesting.
Well, no wonders yet, but I suddenly feel very hot. Must be the blood rushing up to my head. And it was a wee bit tiring swishing like that, but well, no big deal.
I will try to do this three times a day, that may sound ambitious, but I'm so curious what will happen and since it is thís easy...
O, now I feel a little headache coming up and I'm feeling a little dizzy. Must be the sudden blood rush as well. And the glands in my neck hurt when I press them. But it could be that they hurt before, I didn't check that. They didn't hurt yesterday evening when I pressed them. Will do a before and after check the next time.
Will keep you posted!
Last edited by Judy; 08-12-2007 at 10:52 AM.
Love it, love it, love it!!!!
When i press my teeth together there are no more gaps and the pain in my bottom teeth is gone away.
The abcess near my bottom part of my jaw has not grown back and is staying like a tiny bump and my teeth are much stronger
The pain is my shoulder is almost gone away and i can look forward to lifting weights again:)
I am so happy with O.P. and will never give it up:)
Sunflower it is!
Well, I ended up buying sunflower oil....good choice, in my opinion! I like the taste (or lack thereof), better than the sesame. I'm only doing it once a day, in the morning, but may try for twice a day starting Monday. One question....how long do you wait after eating before your stomach is considered "empty"? Do you have to have a bm? Or do you just wait a few hours? Any input would be greatly appreciated!
I believe the site (www.oilpulling.com) says you can just eat and drink directly afterwards.
I'll look it up...
Here's the quote:
"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."
Anyway, if I feel hungry or thirsty, I'll eat or drink afterwards.
If not, I'll just eat later.
Last edited by Judy; 08-13-2007 at 05:49 AM.
After i do my o.p. i'm usually eating within 10 min.
It's usually something like a salad or a smoothie.
I missed doing my oil pulling yesterday and i felt so bad, now i'm back on schedule
The benefits to this sound so good and I want to do it...did the coconut oil for two days which was ok, all I had. Yesterday I bought organic, expeller pressed sunflower oil and almost lost it...is is so thick I had to gag and spit it out...any suggestions?? I could really use the help~
So yesterday, I managed to oil pull twice.
Not soon after the first time though, I developed some kind of sore spot on my tongue. Maybe this is a sign the oil swishing pulls out nasty stuff...
Furthermore, last night I didn't sleep very well, which is very uncommon for me. I was restless, had lots of dreams (which is normal, but not in this restless manner) and my skin just started to itch all over the place.
It seemed like kind of a detox symptom or something, and maybe it's because of the oil pulling, or due to the fact that I've been upping my raw intake these days and made some major dietary changes, or both...
Well, today I made sure to feel how my glands were doing befóre the oil pulling. They were a bit painful. However, áfter the oil pulling, they were still hurting, but they also seemed more swollen.
Haven't noticed anything yet about dewy skin, white teeth etc, but hey, this is just the third time. And it seems to be doing sómething.
I'll keep doing it and see what it'll bring me in the long term.
Last edited by Judy; 08-13-2007 at 06:03 AM.
I just can't bring myself to do it. I have the oil.
Please someone tell me it doesn't taste/feel as gross as it sounds.
Starting Weight (August 15th, 2011): 183lbs