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I love the benefits from oil pulling so much I will never stop oil pulling, it is amazing.
Oil Pulling – Step by Step Directions for Beginners – Testimonials
Attention: My original oil pulling blog post (found here) got so long full of information & so many great testimonials I finally am separating it into more than one post. So get ready.
Make sure to also check out all my natural DIY toothpaste & Tooth powder recipes in my DIY Oral care blog category.
How to directions (Step by step):
How to do oil pulling for beginners & everyone:
Do not swallow oil after oil pulling: I want to point out a couple things, #1 Never spit the oil down the sink when you are done, spit in the trash. you do not want to clog your sink. #2 Do not swallow the oil it is full of bacteria & gunk etc, a little swallowing may happen so do not freak that’s fine, I am talking about not swallowing the mouthful.
How much: The amount of oil you want to use in 20 minutes is up to 1 tablespoon of raw unrefined (virgin) coconut oil, but just starting out that might be too much to deal with or if you have a smaller mouth adding a whole tablespoon can set you up for failure. Use only what fits in your mouth comfortably while swishing. For beginners I suggest using far less coconut oil at first if you are having issues, start with 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon depending on the size of your mouth & what you can tolerate.
For a lot more info about oil pulling check out my other blog post: Oil pulling How, Why, Troubleshooting, FAQ’s, Information – Coconut oil where I share info & discuss everything from what type of oil, oil pulling with fillings or false teeth, oil pulling while pregnant, breastfeeding, FAQ’s, oil pulling 20 minutes, kids & teens oil pulling, what is oil pulling, why we should all be oil pulling, detox side effects, benefits, adding things like activated charcoal, colloidal silver, floral waters, other oils & more to oil pulling, how many times a day, what time of the day, brushing your teeth, spitting, common issues, gagging, jaw pain, adding essential oils, why I mostly only recommend coconut oil (organic, raw unrefined, virgin), using oil pulling to build immune system, ward off colds & flu, for migraines & more.
Brands of coconut oil I recommend:
- Skinny & Co. Coconut oil – Click the link for ordering info & buying direct from Skinny coconut oil >: Medicinal grade Extra Virgin coconut oil 100% pure. – – – To order Skinny Coconut oil on Amazon click here – – – If you prefer a Trial size of skinny on Amazon click here: Skinny & Co. Extra Virgin Skinny Coconut Oils (Travel & Mini Sizes) (Travel Size (4.1 oz))
- Tropical Traditions – Click the link for ordering info & buying direct from Tropical Traditions >: Virgin Gold Label Coconut oil. – – – To buy Tropical Traditions Gold Label coconut oil for taking, oil pulling, DIY recipes & skin care on Amazon click links: Pints, Quarts or Gallons
- And finally introducing the 3rd coconut oil I fell confident to recommend. Garden Of Life: You can buy it on Amazon >: Garden of Life 100% Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16oz or 32 oz – – – Garden of Life 100% Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16oz or 32 o on Amazon
Step by step directions..
(1): First thing in the morning on an empty stomach and before drinking any liquids (or whatever time a day works best for you, see subheading above on time a day for more info).
(2): Simply add the amount of coconut oil needed to a spoon & slowly suck into your mouth,
(3): If you have no issues swish back & forth & around inside your mouth making sure to suck it back & forth between teeth & gums & that you swish it near every tooth. (Do not gargle the oil, just swish in & around teeth, do not tilt head backwards),
(4): Swish for 20 minutes or build to 20 minutes.
(5): Oil pulling should feel comfortable so do not force it & cause severe jaw pain, & do not overfill your mouth.
(6): Spit out in the trash,
(7): Rinse your mouth with water or sole water, brush your teeth preferably with DIY Baking soda based toothpaste like baking soda & Raw unrefined coconut oil toothpaste for best results. You are done!
Oil amounts: You can gradually increase the oil amounts over the next few weeks for whatever amount you started at to whatever amount fits in your mouth without being over full (around 1 TBS), You can do daily if you want,I do oil pulling daily unless something comes up, most prefer daily but some might do it every other day, 3 times a week or 2 times a week, pick what works best for you. I also recommend for those new to oil pulling or those with issues of the oil coming out their lips, use a bit less in your mouth & keep a hand towel handy, also blowing your nose before staring can help to.
20 minutes for oil pulling?: If you can not do oil pulling the whole 20 minutes at first take baby steps, set a first day goal in reason for you, try 2 minutes or 5 minutes at first, & start adding a minute each time till you get to 20 minutes. But remember 20 minutes & a good routine of oil pulling is what gets you the desired benefits & results.
Do not forget to try some of the above info to help you get over the hump of getting started oil pulling.
How I do oil pulling!
I have been oil pulling probably around 2 years now (so 2011 sometime), I started as a way to detox my body more from the chemotherapy I had & because I have to get regular CT scans, I never expected to love it & get all these other great results, whiter teeth, healthier mouth, teeth, tongue, & gums, great for my seasonal allergies, helps my stiff neck & ringing in my ears, helps my dry mouth from my damaged salivary gland. I also have noticed great improvements in my skin & eyes, my chronic constipation issues are greatly helped, I go through bouts of insomnia from the chemo & oil pulling has made a big difference in that. (& a major plus is oil pulling promotes proper weight & weight loss, see here)
I do have filling in my mouth but I researched the subject & it can help get the toxins out of your mouth since the oil is spit out not swallowed, not one has fallen out or loosened either. (for more info check the links below in the FAQ’s section). And for me oil pulling with fillings has been a must & a major boost to getting those toxins out of my body.
I oil pull twice daily in the mornings, & at night before bed 20 minutes each time (most only need to do it once a day for 20 minutes, but if you have major health issues, chronic issues etc twice a day can be great for you) And I also oil pull at other times of the day if I could not oil pull in the morning, or if I need help fighting off illness or I have mouth pain, a headache, a sore throat, am stressing & need to relax etc.
(I no longer skip at all any days, I oil pull every day twice a day since June 2013, And I now add activated charcoal to both times I oil pull, see near top of this blog post for info on oil pulling with activated charcoal, & I still add the things mentioned here). If I am going to skip a day here & there it will be Sunday morning. I about twice a week add the colloidal silver to my mouth during oil pulling, & once a week I add rosewater to my mouth during oil pulling, about every 2 weeks I add food grade peroxide to my mouth during oil pulling (do not mix peroxide with colloidal silver). I also as my mood strikes add essential oils to the spoon before adding the oil to my mouth, maybe 2 to 3 times a month. (read the other blog post here for more info on using essential oils in oil pulling).
As noted above oil pulling works best first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, but because of my damaged salivary gland I must drink water as soon as I wake up, so I go head & drink about 6 to 8 ounces & I also add my morning food grade peroxide to that, then I start oil pulling.
I as I said above use Tropical Traditions Virgin coconut oil. I add the coconut oil to a glass jar with a lid to keep in the bathroom, I whip it with a hand mixer so it will melt easier in my mouth & it is easier to get on the spoon (like I do body butter). I just keep a regular spoon in the bathroom & just get a spoonful & add it to my mouth. I as I said let it melt in my mouth, I then swish for 20 minutes (sometimes longer) as I do other things, like check emails, go on a short walk, start laundry, etc.
When finished I spit in the trash then rinse my mouth with warm water. Then I brush my teeth with my tooth powder (clay powder, baking soda, Pink Himalayan salt & ground clove) I rinse & then I swish colloidal silver water or sole water, then I sometimes also brush my teeth with more of the coconut oil in my jar & only slightly rinse (I floss later, with natural floss). Then I just simply move onto the rest of my morning routine like drinking 16 ounces of alkaline water & taking my food grade diatomaceous earth in water, drinking Bragg ACV in warm water , drinking sole water, eating a health breakfast, going for a walk etc.
Are you starting to feel sick? Oil pulling to the rescue!
What we do only if we know we were exposed to something, or if we start feeling symptoms we want knocked out fast is: We will oil pull on those days only for 3 to 4 different times for 20 minutes each, Yes we still use virgin coconut oil & you can use it straight & it for sure will help, but we have found that adding essential oils for the immune system like Thieves oil works amazing for fighting off illness or to get better faster. I also recommend adding colloidal silver, if no colloidal silver add peroxide. And Swish away that sick feeling & feel better now!
Testimonial oil pulling gives stiff neck/pain relief: I have dealt with a severe issue with my neck since a bad fall when I was a teen. I sometimes lived at the chiropractor just to get daily relief. When I started oil pulling for some reason I did not realize the oil pulling had greatly improved my stiff neck (I knew it was doing better but just would never have thought oil pulling was the reason why). It was not until I took a couple of weeks break from oil pulling & the stiff neck came back with a vengeance that I realized that the oil pulling was the source of the relief. So I started back to it & gradually the same improvements in my neck again started happening. so I then started paying attention & realized my knees were not as stiff, my finger I had badly broke years earlier did not ache as much & the bone aches I got as a side effect from chemo greatly improved, all while oil pulling. Anytime I take a break it is very noticeable these pains are helped by oil pulling, so I try not to take breaks for very long. It is not a cure but the relief is so amazing I will take it. I knew it could help TMJ but I figured that was because of the mild exercising of the jaw, but I guess there is more to it than just that.
Thank you to my awesome fan Yam for sharing a picture of her starting her oil pulling journey (above)
Shared by Fan Dorothy M: Here is a great side effect of oil pulling shared by a fan: Oil pulling & my ringing ears (Tinnitus) I have had a severe case of ringing ears for years from damage & I tried all the medical & natural ideas to no avail. I started oil pulling just 3 weeks ago, the first day the ringing got worse, on my bad days it was nauseating it would be so loud & the oil pulling brought on a bad day for sure, it was so bad I was afraid to do the oil pulling again, until late that night when I realized the ringing had not only improved it was far better than it ever had been. I was not sure if this was the result of the oil pulling but I wanted to know. So the next morning I cautiously did the oil pulling routine & again the ringing got super bad but only for about an hour then it calmed way down. The next day bad ringing again & this continued for a week & each time it calmed down faster & faster, now 3 weeks in my ear ringing most of the time is totally gone & when my ears are ringing it is not at all as bad as my normal used to be. So grateful for oil pulling & giving me my sanity back. I for sure was ready to be committed from the ear ringing.(only edited to shorten the story & approved to be shared by Dorothy M)~
Response from me: I to have noticed amazing differences in my ears ringing, my ears have been ringing sometimes so loud in the last 3 years it kept me from sleeping, mine is from lack of oxygen that caused pressure in my head (a whole nother story & my fight to survive cancer) But yes I had noticed the ringing was greatly improved on the days I do oil pulling. Thanks for messaging & sharing that Dorothy.
Shared by fan Paula F: Just did my second day of oil pulling. My mouth was always burning and very dry cause I only have 9 teeth left and they are not in good shape. I am always putting on lip balm to keep them from burning too. But today I have not had to put on lip balm cause my mouth is not burning, yay!! ~Can’t believe what it has done for my mouth and my lungs, so far. Only been pulling for a week and so I am detoxing. Have gotten my husband to start cause he has tinnitus and he snores ALOT. Hoping that it will help him.
Shared by Fan Nikki S: I didn’t snore last night. Maybe it’s just a consequence ..I’ve only been doing it (Oil pulling) 3 days now… But my nasal drip has cleared up drastically and my constant swollen neck feeling (thyroid area) hasn’t bothered me. Nothing has ever been diagnosed but I have a feeling of fullness in my neck in the front. But not since I’ve been doing the oil pulling. It seems so odd to me that a simple swishing of oil can have so many benefits. I’ve also had a “giddy” feeling of happiness, like I’m young since I started. It’s a teenage giddy feeling. I’m 36 and my body isn’t hurting and is flexible.., I’m in such utter shock and disbelief… However the oil pulling is working… It’s magical on my list! I’m a true believer now! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being the encouragement and drive I needed to start changing my life for the good! ~My legs don’t feel achy either! You will be amazed. It’s weird how the connection works! But.. I’m a believer!
Update from Nikki S several weeks later: It’s the best thing ever!!!! My teeth are sooo white from only doing it three weeks now is all the other health benefits.
Shared by fan Janice B: I mentioned this (Oil Pulling) to my Dentist last week. Telling him I want a pros opinion. He researched and when he seen me today he said “he is sold on Oil pulling and is going to start recommending it”
Shared by fans about oil pulling & toothaches:
~Fan Crissy D. My husband had a sore tooth and I had him oil pull and he instantly felt relief. Upon further research we found that oil pulling with clove oil is the best remedy for tooth pain. So we made our own homemade.
~Fan Lacy B. Yes, I had a tooth nagging me. After 2 days of oil pulling no more pain. And 100% true on the sinus relief and congestion.
Shared by a fan who wants to remain anonymous: I wanted to share a message I got from a fan that points out what I keep hearing & reading & discovering myself, it is that raw coconut oil by far is the best oil to use (there are exceptions & I have heard from a few that do better with sesame or olive oil) So for those who have had negative results from oil pulling or who are trying to find the right oil, here are a few more great reason to consider raw coconut oil. The fan messaged me & said: I started oil pulling a few months back, I was told Vegetable and Canola combo was the best to use, not only did I see no health benefits but my mouth health seemed to be declining and I was so tired for hours after, not the energy everyone had talked about. Then looked into it and discovered how bad those oils were and when checking most recommended using sesame oil, olive oil or coconut oil. I had olive oil so started with it and again no change but thankfully no decline either. So I bought sesame oil and within 2 weeks my teeth were noticeably darker, so I again I went looking into that happening and found your blog where the fan says she got darker teeth, so I went to get my coconut oil when I realized it was refined and your post said to use raw, so wanting this oil pulling thing to work I went and bought raw coconut oil to use and within days I noticed the abscesses healing in my mouth, my gums looking healthier, my teeth getting whiter, I started having less allergies and drainage, less headaches and my vision seemed to improve plus my eyes were not as sensitive to light. So yes for me and every friend I have now told raw coconut oil is what made all the difference in not only getting to 20 minutes but also in getting benefits from oil pulling. Thank you
Oil pulling & allergies, an unexpected side effect for most: Some of the articles on oil pulling when you research it do mention it helping food allergies & seasonal allergies, but it is always great to have personally felt the difference (I have) & to get feedback from other on how well it helped their allergies (I got lots of feedback on this subject) Oil pulling has been a life saver for many that deal with seasonal allergies & food allergies, many get reduction of symptoms others have totally gotten rid of symptoms from just oil pulling once a day, plus all the other awesome benefits from oil pulling. (more help for allergies here)
Fast toothache sore throat relief from oil pulling: I also have done 5 to 10 minutes of oil pulling if I am getting a toothache or sore throat to get rid of it, the raw unrefined coconut oil is soothing & the colloidal silver is great for pain, this method has not ever failed me. If you do not have colloidal silver just raw coconut oil helps many people.
July 25, 2013: This morning I did not do oil pulling like I usually do every day, so on days like today I can for sure see the benefits Oil Pulling gives me on a daily basis (not just the long-term health benefits) My allergies went into full swing, nose running eyes scratchy & irritated, throat with drainage & irritated plus my mouth was hurting (bad teeth one of the …main reasons I oil pull to begin with) & I can not stand the taste of my mouth, not to mention my mouth feels so much drier when I do not oil pull. What about you, what do you notice when you miss or forget to oil pull?
Shared by my fan Loly R: Oil pulling has helped my sinus headaches quite a bit. When I skip a day or more, the pain returns.
Shared by fan S.R.C: So glad I found your page. You introduced me to oil pulling and I’ve been doing it for 2 months. I used to have a problem with constipation for as long as I can remember. It used to create this horrible taste in my mouth. Since I’ve been oil pulling I use the bathroom regularly and the bad taste in my mouth is gone! I even got my sister to oil pull. Thank you!
Chronic pain, (Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue syndrome etc.): -Shared by fan Lacy J.: I go to pain support group for people with misunderstood chronic pain issues like FM/CFS and a woman who is in this group is always telling everyone to oil pull & about how using raw coconut oil and oil pulling 20 minutes no more no less is how she controls her pain with no meds other than using Apple cider vinegar and honey as needed for pain and essential oil in a massage sometimes. She kept saying how oil pulling after just 6 months was giving her life back, so having both FM and CFS I decided to try it, in my search I did not find your blog but I found how to do it and began with raw coconut oil determined to go 20 minutes, it took me a week to build to 20 minutes. And I was amazed how well I already felt at that point and sleeping, the pain relief gradually lasted longer each day with me having better mobility. I then found you & all your amazing blogs and also started taking food grade diatomaceous earth, oh my now I am well on the way to totally being pain-free. It takes me doing both daily but it is worth it to be almost pain-free in under 2 months as long as I stick to it. I just add 2 to 4 tbsp. of the diatomaceous earth to my smoothies. And I have also started oil pulling twice a day and see how for chronic issues twice a day would be a must. I also learned from you (A shared post) to literally take spoonsful of raw coconut oil everyday and the brain fog associated with these issues has so greatly improved. I know you can not give medical advice and you just put info out there for us to research, keep it up because I am here to research and feel the awesome results. Now I tell everyone I know to Oil pull because it is amazing. And You are amazing thank you Lacy
Shared by fan Mark B. (irritable Bowel syndrome): I suffer IBS to such a severe point I sometimes must be admitted to the hospital, I read oil pulling was great for constipation and even though I have IBS I to get constipated. So I began and after a few weeks not only was constipation a thing of the past so was bloody diarrhea, stomach cramps, bloating, tiredness, pain and nausea. now almost a year into oil pulling and I stay almost totally IBS symptom free and I am even again working outside my home, you asked for others to share oil pulling results, these are mine.
Shared by fan Sharon K. W. (multiple benefits): I’ve been doing it (Oil Pulling) 9 months and have had amazing results. I’m a believer. The arthritis in my knees has gone away, my sinus have cleared up, dry eyes have all but cleared up. I’m hooked!
– Then when I asked Sharon if I could share her testimony this was her response – Absolutely, those are just a few of the results I’ve seen. Like you, I will never go back to not doing it. And I’m now trying it twice a day to see if I can see more results. We’ll see.. – Thank you Sharon keep us updated.
Shared by Fan Kacy B. that just started oil pulling: I just did my third oil pull this morning and so far I notice my teeth are whitening, I have more energy and my sinuses are clearing (I didn’t even know they were clogged). Not sure is the sinuses are a result or a coincidence. Learned about this from you, thanks for the info you share!
My response to Kacy: most likely the sinuses are a result because that’s the main reason so many start oil pulling & it seems to be one of the number one benefits/side effects by researching it, fan testimonials & my friends & my own personal experience,
Shared by fan Jan F: Like others when I started oil pulling it was rough and I had some side effects I can only assume was my body beginning to go through the detox and adjusting to my new daily routine. I read up on oil pulling before ever starting and I knew if I started having any of the rare side effects keeping going and pushing through was the best idea. Side effects are a good way to judge that your body really needs this process to keep moving forward, I know that’s opposite of what most people think. As long as you have eliminated the possibility of an allergic reaction the side effects will so be worth it. I know many do not experience noticeable side effects, but I read every person no matter health needs to be oil pulling for health. What side effects did I have, very worn out, headache and stomach cramping. this lasted weeks of randomly coming on after oil pulling. I also started paying attention to the benefits and they far outweighed any side effects. My benefits, dry mouth went away, whiter teeth, tingling in hands, arms, legs and feet improved and then went away, no more restless leg, ear ringing improved, mouth pain and sores I was prone to gone, no sinus drainage and I have dealt with that over 20 years, my body odor greatly lessoned, and most amazing to me my skin cleared up. I have had chronic acne and psoriasis as long as I can remember and they started going away about 2 weeks into oil pulling never to return, and yes I already used virgin coconut oil on my skin so it was the oil pulling for sure. I am 7 or 8 months into oil pulling and I love it.
Shared by fan Carla: I am currently pregnant with my 3rd child. Around mid-pregnancy, I usually have regular heartburn right before bed. I did as well with this pregnancy, but then I began regularly oil-pulling, (for oral health and allergies.) After a few weeks, I realized I hadn’t had heartburn in a while. Didn’t think about it much, I was just thankful I wasn’t suffering! Then I went out of town and didn’t oil pull for a few days. Heartburn returned! Of course I started oil pulling again! That is the only thing I can really contribute to my lack of heartburn! Yay for an awesome, unexpected benefit!
Shared by fan Kristie: (also shared in info near top of page) I switched to pulling with coconut oil only from the sesame oil and I can tell you I have seen a DRAMATIC whitening effect on my teeth. The sesame was making them almost a light brown mustard color (no kidding) but with the coconut I am literally watching that dark color recede day by day. It’s amazing to see! Sesame is possibly the worst (oil, for oil pulling) if you value your smile.
Shared by fan Lana M: I have had dark circles under my eyes for years at times they are also dark bags. I have figured this was due to a combo of allergies, asthma and all the meds I needed for a life threatening illness 6 years ago. I tried every commercial and natural trick in the book but the dark circles remained and some days were so bad I looked like I got punched in my eyes. I was looking for something natural to help my asthma and allergies and I found great info on oil pulling, some of it from you. So I decided to give it a go. And guess what? I have been oil pulling 4 month and my allergies are 99% better and not one asthma attack in over 3 months. For someone who used an inhaler weekly that is amazing. Well about 6 weeks in I noticed the dark circles and bags under my eyes going away, I asked a friend of mine about this who knows about lots of natural techniques and she said yes many find skin conditions, bags, dark circles on and on clear up doing oil pulling as long as you stick with it, use virgin coconut oil and drink plenty of water and eat right, she feels that oil pulling can not work if you do not also eat right and drink plenty of water. After reading lots of your info I see you feel the same way. Yes I already drank plenty of water and ate healthy food plus I take virgin coconut oil daily along with just a few other teas. So for sure the change in me has been from oil pulling. I did read your info on adding colloidal silver to oil pulling. I started adding colloidal silver into my daily routine about 2 months ago & love it.
My answer for Lana: Until Lana sent me this testimonial I had not realized my dark circles went away as well, mine were from chemo I am pretty sure but you can never dismiss the idea that dark circles are from parasites, & oil pulling can also get rid of parasites. Yes I do take Food grade peroxide & Food grade diatomaceous earth for internal parasites & love how well they work, but it is possible that oil pulling was just the last nudge my body needed. And yes most who fail at natural techniques are usually setting up their own failure by not drinking enough good pure water & not eating real whole foods.
Shared by fan Judy L.: I started oil pulling just as a way to help keep my immune system built to fight off the nasty flu bugs that go around the middle school I work at. I refuse to get a flu shot, everyone I work with who got the flu shot got sick so I wanted something better. I discovered oil pulling and started oil pulling plus a few other natural immune boosters. I have now been oil pulling just over a year, I have not been sick once during that time, sickness around me was so bad our school shut down a week this past spring, I went through the sickness just fine. I have for as long as I can recall had the worst body odor, bad breath, smelly feet well you get the idea. Well guess what? Body odor is no longer an issue at all, no bad breath, no BO not foot odor, no other horrid smells that plagued me. The only deodorant I ever use now is virgin coconut oil straight, before I was reapplying deodorant multiple times a day. I’m on the kitchen staff at the school and it can get very hot, not once in the last year have I had to reapply deodorant. I have noticed my allergies are all but gone. I have -or had- TMJ -temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome- for 15 years, now that to has gradually gone away. I did not learn about oil pulling from you, but this is my story and I hope you share it.
2 testimonials shared by 2 different fans on how Oil Pulling has stopped snoring issues:
Sharon G:- I was one of those snoring people who rattled windows always waking everyone up, getting up in the morning with a sore throat every day! I started oil pulling June 2013, in about a month I noticed no one was waking me up to tell me I was snoring, so I asked my family and they said I was no longer snoring, then it hit me I no longer woke with a sore throat either. I had not pegged it as oil pulling causing this until I went on a week vacation and did not oil pull, by the end of the week snoring had returned, so before we came home from vacation I started oil pulling again and that night no snoring. amazing!
—Lina L: – Oil pulling, I do have a testimonial you can use and we are positive oil pulling is the reason. No more husband and teenager snoring, thank God! I slept or lack of slept in close proximity to 2 loud snoring men, 1 in my room the other just down the hall. As a family we started oil pulling and as much as we enjoyed the whiter teeth and lack of sinus drainage, the no more snoring in our house is the best gift ever. Oh and my teenage sons acne also cleared up within weeks. thank you for spreading the word.
—Fan Elizabeth on Metal fillings, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, constant pain, severe nausea & pregnancy—-: I just had to send you a message and tell you my results, I have metal fillings and I was having horrible side effects from the toxic gases, mercury or whatever build up, joint pain, bone aches, sickness chronic issues such as fibro and CF. I kept hearing from anyone I talked to that I should not oil pull with metal fillings, things like they would fall out & the issues would get worse. I do not know if you remember but I contacted you asking your opinion on oil pulling with metal fillings and you shared some great links that showed why it was good idea but also very much-needed by someone experiencing the side effects from the metal that I was. You said I had to decide and that yes some filling can fall out. I read the info and decided I very much-needed to be oil pulling even if all 3 filling fell totally out. I started oil pulling, at first the detox side effects were so bad I thought I might give up, rashes, nausea far worse, burning mouth, extra sinus drainage, water blisters on my jaw and feet, oh it was horrible. Somehow I kept going and gradually as the weeks went on I realized I was feeling better, thinking clearer, loosing water I had been retaining, not in as much pain, mouth felt great, ears stopped ringing and it just kept getting better and the side effects all went away by month 3. I also felt like a totally new person, my DR was baffled saying I appeared to no longer be having any auto immune issues such as fibro/CF and not only that but my cholesterol and BP were both now perfect and I was no longer borderline diabetic. Yes I had also began taking raw coconut oil so I am guessing my results were from the combo of oil pulling and the taking of nearly 7 tbsp of raw coconut oil daily. Of course my DR disagrees saying the meds he gave me were working well. Guess what? I had not taken them in months. At that appointment I found out I was several weeks pregnant. I rushed home researching and decided I should stop oil pulling during my pregnancy. I did however continue taking upwards of 7 tbsp of raw coconut oil a day. Within just 2 weeks of not oil pulling I was in severe chronic pain, ears ringing, using a cane, kidney issues on and on. So I came to your blog post and saw you had a link under the asked questions on oil pulling and pregnancy I read it and realized how stupid I had been to stop oil pulling and just how much the oil pulling was protecting me and my baby from these toxic gases and from the auto immune issues associated with them. I am totally back to oil pulling and doing great, it only took a few days of detox side effects this time. I feel so great I want to tell every person to oil pull especially if they have fillings, And I really want to tell other pregnant moms to research oil pulling during pregnancy and how great it is. I know you can not tell pregnant ladies to oil pull but I am on board.
From Fan Braxton J: I just had to write you & tell you this and yes please share with your other fans.
I started oil pulling more as just a lets see how it goes thing, I was not all into being on board but I was for sure not a skeptic either.
Around 5 months ago I started oil pulling and I did it faithfully every morning with raw coconut oil for 20 minutes. Well just over 3 months into oil pulling every day the thought hit me that I had not done a detox and other than my mouth felt very clean I had no noticeable benefits. So me being me decided that if all it did was make my mouth feel clean then a few minutes of oil pulling once or twice a week would be good enough.
So that is what I did, when suddenly ailments I had forgotten were gone started returning, things like mild heartburn and stomach aches I just figured they really had not been gone I just had not noticed them or something so I continued with my idea of not actually oil pulling like I should. 3 or 4 weeks of not oil pulling and my chronic stiff neck & knees returned, OK I wondered what had I done that made that pain and stiffness so suddenly come back? But somehow I still did not realize oil pulling had got rid of these things without me noticing. But then I had a yeast issue come up again that is very embarrassing and I got to thinking how long it had been since that had happened, I realized I had the yeast issue as I started oil pulling and it went away not to return while I was oil pulling.
That was it the very next day I went back to my early morning oil pulling routine and I added oil pulling before bed as well 20 minutes both times, plus twice a week I add activated charcoal. Thank goodness it only took about 2 weeks for all those ailments to be gone again. Yes oil pulling was doing more for me than just cleaning my mouth. I am now hooked.
Shared by fan T.D.S.:
So many health benefits. Here is the we have noticed in 1 month of once a day with just the coconut oil. We are now doing 2x a day with the collided silver in am & activated charcoal in evening.
1. Whiter teeth
2. Allergies/sinuses cleared
3. Less joint pain
4. Toothache gone
5. Increased energy
6. Better sleep
7. No more halitosis (bad breath)
8. Weight loss
These are just the things I can think of right now and are in no specific order. If you have health issues and can’t seem to get answers try this for one month you will see changes.
Added just a few days later by T.D.S: I forgot to mention how many people have commented on my skin (face). I have eczema and my face is usually really dry and red much worse in the winter. I had not even realized it till a stranger said I have a beautiful face and how radiant my skin was and I am 42 . I have never been told this before. Just another reason not to stop!
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