The past two times I have oil pulled the glands in my neck have gotten slightly swollen and started hurting about ten minutes into it..I've had stop early sometimes at about 15 minutes, but the little cracks in one of my heels is fading away and my mouth is a lot cleaner
I updated the video on You Tube.
It didn't really do anything for me.
Just wanted to drop by - I've been completely engulfed in the new Harry Potter book:)
Glad to see you are all doing so great!
I am interested in this but...the thought of swishing oil around my mouth for so long has me wanting to gag How do you get by the gag reflex? Did anyone struggle with that?
...giving this OP thing a try....
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domestic goddess: I would expect to have that problem, but I don't. It also gets easier and more natural every time I do it. I remember the first time I did it, I was begging the clock to move a little faster, and it would hardly move at all. Now it's no big thing. It also starts to mix with saliva pretty quickly so it doesn't really taste that oily after a few minutes.
That reminds me... sometimes I end up doing it for an hour just because I'm working and I'm not yet at a stopping point. Does anyone know if that's bad?
AND, WOW, when I don't do it for a few days, my skin seems to get back into its old tricks. Then I do it again and see changes within a day. I have got to keep this as a habit!
AND, I'm noticing that this makes me want to brush my teeth more and better. The teeth whitening thing does happen big time, but I think it must be because of the combo of loosening bad stuff and then brushing.
Does anyone else floss first?? My routine has been
-floss (I'm crazy about making sure I floss at least twice every day. My teeth are all close together... which means food gets really wedged in there if I'm not careful!)
-then OP for 20-60 min... longer in the morning only because I'm working. I can feel the stuff from flossing mixed in! Ewww
-then rinse with a small amount of vinegar and a full cup of water for about 8-10 rinses
-then brush for 3 minutes.
Wowee, my teeth are so amazingly clean on the days I do this!
Can anyone tell me - when you do the oil pulling in the morning (or evening) are you supposed to brush your teeth first, or do you just get up and to the oil swishing thing straight off?
Hey Bambot... You can look at my routine in the last post. If you're not a flosser or prefer to rinse with saltwater, those things would be different. But definitely swish then brush.
I haven't OPed the last couple of days because of work and I just didn't have the time or desire to do it.
But, when I woke up just a few minutes ago, I had the biggest desire to OP! It's like my body was telling me to do it! So, I got a spoon and now I have a spoonfull of oil swishing around in my mouth :)
I don't have a problem with gagging on it. Your tongue should be against the back roof of your mouth so the oil is staying up in your teeth area, not back where your throat is. You aren't gargling it, just swishing it around in your teeth.
I do mine while I shower.
Oooh I did my 'first' oil pull last night (well I did try it jsut the one time before, but not for ages and ages) using coconut oil - after the first 5 mins I didn't find it hard, and at the end of the 20 mins I could've gone for another 5!
And honestly, I could notice my teeth were whiter after that one try! Then this morning I stepped on the scales (I haven't really lost any weight since going raw) and I'd lost nearly 3 pounds! :)
Now I'm not saying I think that OP-ing will make you just drop weight overnight - that wouldn't be healthy. BUT I've been retaining alot of water (detox symptom I think) since going raw, and had been feeling really heavy - well I think the OP-ing helped release that, and supported my liver to help the detox process
Definitely going to keep this up!
Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah! (does little jump for joy!)
Weird. I have been holding at the same weight for the past 2.5 weeks. I did the oil pulling for the first time yesterday. When I stepped on the scale this morning I was shocked to see that I had lost over 2 pounds. It did not occur to me that there was a connection until I read Bampot's post. Could there be?
Still op away, and I think my teeth are looking whiter! Skin is silky soft, but I have also been doing sugar scrubs. ~ Cathy
My teeth are definitely whiter after I OP! I love flashing my smile to the mirror!
I've been struggling with weightloss for months since going raw.
I've heard in the past that if your body is over toxic it makes it difficult for you to lose weight.
I've been doing oil pulling for 5 days and this morning i noticed that i've lost 4 pounds.
No before i started "oil pulling" the weightloss was a struggle and no matter what i would do the scales would not budge.
Also my gums at the bottom are looking much healthier and no more pain in that area.
I feel a little lighter than before i started "oil pulling", i'm excited and want to continue and see what else is going to happen:)
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