I've never tried it with olive oil, but I think I read from others who have. I'm using sesame oil these day. Sunflower oil is cheaper, but I like the lack of flavor in Spectrum Organic Unrefined Sesame Oil.
If you try it with the olive oil let us know how it goes.
i have tmj and it hurts my jaw and makes my tmj act up after i oil pull ...and suggestions? i really want to continue to oil pull...
This may be of help to you
I searched Curezone and here is what I found (had to shorten the URL, the original was way too long:
ive been oil pulling everyday now (in the beginning for about a week, 3x a day, and now, 1-2x a day) for about 1 month (or maybe more?) now and i cant say ive actually noticed any benefits.
my teeth have not become whiter, and i dont think my skin has improved either. i wake up every morning with a gross taste in my mouth/bad breath that i havent always had (though this could be attributed to some bad teeth ive got since becoming raw, which i dont understand, which is a whole other stody). my teeth problems have not improved.
i do find it brings up phelgm etc afterward but id say swishing with anything in ur mouth for 20 mins would prbably do that.
ive been using coconut oil but am now switching to sesame to see if i notice any changes.
has anyone else had this experience?
How did I miss this???? I LOVE oil pulling!!! It relieves any teeth pain I get from citrus and makes me feel so refreshed. I'm going to read this thread and see what the Challenge is.
Flea: Sesame Oil or Sunflower Oil are the recommended oils. I have personally never heard a success story from oil pulling with Coconut oil... switch your oils. Also:
* Are you doing it in the morning on an EMPTY STOMACH prior to eating breakfast?
* Are you swishing for at least 15-30 minutes?
* Have you researched it a bit to make sure you're doing it properly? Try oilpulling.com or read this.
You are not responsible for others reactions to you or assumptions about you. You are only responsible for your response to others.
hey green woman,
thanks for your help.
i have just switched to sesame and will start using that. its funny, ive heard great responses from heaps of people using coconut oil, and i thought as its anti bacterial it would be particu7larly good for teeth..
and yep, i am doing it on an empty stomach first thing in the morning for about 30 mins, sometimes longer (i often do it later in the day and at night too, its less beneficial after uve eaten, but still worth doing right?)
i have a question - i just bought some sunflower oil cos it was extremely cheap - is there anything wrong with switching oils? i.e. 2 weeks on sesame then 3 weeks on sunflower etc? or is it better to stick to one oil?
Does the sesame oil have to be "extra virgin"?
Also, I thought 20 minutes was the max amount of time for pulling; could I be benefitting from doing it longer?
Last edited by girl81; 01-17-2010 at 11:38 PM.
Thinking this is another one of those hidden bits of wisdom that are out there.
We have a Spectrum High Heat Safflower Oil Expeller Pressed. It's not cold pressed but its here, and I didn't have to pay for it... so why not?
In October I went to see a dentist, hadn't seen one for 2 years and not suprisingly I had some trouble spots. (unlike many of you, while I'm not on a SAD diet, I'm not vegan or raw... yet) Multiple cavities, with multiple looking like they were going to need root canals.
No nerve pain because they hadn't yet hit the nerve... but in the process of removing one, it opened to the nerve (has to clean little bit more than just the cavity so they can fill it right and have it 'bond') so, yay... root canal.
The other ones were so close on the x-rays that when I told him I wanted to try healing the rest of them, he gave me 2 thumbs up for it (dentist was of oriental descent, familiar with eastern medicine). Since they weren't at the root, it made no sense to treat them now and then have root canals done on perfectly healthy roots.
I started brushing (and flossing for the first time in my life) daily using Christophers Herbal Tooth Powder (great stuff) which is probably why it hadn't gotten to the nerves in the first place as I had started using it in August. Since then I've had no nerve pain and I expect that if I got new x-rays, the cavities would either be gone or at least not progressing.
*Side note, also received blessing from priesthood holders of my church which I feel contributes immensly but others would discount*
Still, with what I've read on oilpulling so far, this, if the cavities are still there, will help immensly over time in the removal of those toxins from my teeth.
I'll keep others posted on what I do experience =)
No, not extra virgin. Look for sesame oil that is "unrefined and organic".
Originally Posted by girl81
I almost always do it longer because it has become automatic to do while I'm puttering around the house (or on the computer). I simply lose track of time, or don't want to stop what I'm doing to brush. I'm not the only one. I think Eva has written that she does it longer than 20 minutes. I really can't answer the question about added benefits from doing it longer. Don't know.
So this morning I oilpulled... very interesting experience. First, the oil was so thick that I was wondering just what was going on as i had read that over time it becomes thick... starts that way too!
Eventually it became more liquidy and then over time expanded to fill more of my mouth (siliva added). I checked though, and it was white only after 5-10 minutes for me.
Was having difficulty not swallowing so to occupy my mind, I made a smoothy for breakfast
2 c. Almond Milk (1:4 ratio water/nuts with some Agave to taste)
1/4 c. Almond Pulp (frozen it,had to take a screwdriver/hammer to the thing!)
20-30 small blueberries (didn't measure, maybe 3/4 cup?)
1 Green Apple (precut and frozen)
My sister (age 9) says it was great (I liked it too)! Now she tells me we should get wine glasses, pour it into them and drink out of those (she's really cute!). Then she says we should take pictures of them too. My sister is my support =). Any time I make something healthy, she's always the first to try it and tell me how nice it tastes. My step-mother appreciates it because somehow, she'll eat my things but be picky about other things even if they're healthy.
We'll see how oil pulling goes going forward!
Hi!! *waves hello* I almost always do it for longer... sometimes as much as an hour and a half. Just depends on my schedule. Often I begin working on program info or classes while oil pulling, so it's no big deal.
Originally Posted by RawKnitster
I know that the longer I do it, the more "cleared up" I feel afterwards. I *never* have any phlegm, which I am sure is a direct result of oil pulling. It comes back when I don't do it for several days.
Also, I have noticed, that when I oil pull for longer, the color of what I spit out is more likely to become white. I have read that has something to do with bacteria, but I don't remember the exact details or know if what I read was credible.
Just had a private client the other day who mentioned oil pulling to me, not knowing I've been doing it for almost 3 years now. She said her holistic doctor told her to do it for a health problem, which did go away as a result of the oil pulling. :)
i have now moved onto organic cold pressed sesame oil and feel like i am getting mroe results from it than the coconut oil (teeth a little bit whiter perhaps, but also maybe all in my mind) which is cool. i do it once a day for about 30-40 mins, though i do find that even sometimes after 40 mins its still yellow when i spit it out. whats the deal with that? am i not swishing hardcore enough?
also, when i spit it out, and also just generally, my tongue is still covered in eww..its never just pink like a dogs.
does anyone here put coconut oil directly on their teeth, just with their fingers, for whitening and anti bacterial effects etc?
Hello!! *waves back* I was sure I remembered that correctly. Always better to get the info direct from our resident expert. It is nice to see your smiling face. I am enjoying your newsletters. :)
Originally Posted by Eva
While I don't put coconut oil on my teeth with my fingers, I do brush with it 1-2 times per day. I keep a little glass container of C.O. in my medicine cabinet just for brushing.
Originally Posted by flea
I'm one of those that sees visible results after brushing or oil pulling using C.O.
But to be honest - I've never tried sesame oil, so cannot compare it to that. I have used olive oil and didn't care for it. *‹*
Thank you Eva! This is exactly what I wanted to know. My allergies (post nasal drip, etc) are still bothering me but I have only been pulling for about a week with the sesame oil. I was worried about doing it for longer than 30 minutes but now I will give it a try.
Originally Posted by Eva
Has anyone heard of pulling helping with chest congestion?