Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Instructions and Theories
- Sandy's Oil Pulling Compilation
- Avocado Oil
- Black Cumin Seed Oil
- Blend of Oils
- Canola Oil
- Castor Oil
- Cedar Nut Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Cod Liver Oil
- Dental Health
- Dental Issues
- Flaxseed Oil
- General Feedback
- Grape Seed Oil
- Hemp Oil
- Multiple Oils Tried
- Neem and Sesame Oils
- Oil Pulling and Medication
- Oil Pulling and Mercury Fillings
- Oil Pulling And Sublingual Medications
- Oil Pulling and Tooth Pain
- Oil Pulling Side Effects
- Oil Pulling Tips
- Olive Oil
- Oregano Oil
- Peanut Oil
- Pumpkin Seed Oil
- Safflower Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Sunflower Oil
- Ted's Feedback
- Vitamin E Added
- Walnut Oil
[YEA] 11/04/2012: Nana from Florence, Al: "To all who have dental issues: four months ago I started a new morning ritual that is easy & cheap. Yesterday when I went to get a dental cleaning & check up (its been a year) the hygienist was amazed at my teeth! The first thing she said to me was, "your teeth are spotless! " Then after looking further in my mouth she said, "you don't have any plague! " While she was spraying that jet stream in my mouth that stings your gums she said, "my white latex gloves are next to your teeth & your teeth look bleach white! " Then when she was finished she said, "you didn't have one drop of blood! You have absolutely no infection or bacteria in your mouth! " She wanted to know what I'd been doing, and I said, OIL PULLING with organic coconut oil. (Also brushing with baking soda & flossing every morning). The dentist came in & looked around & said everything looks fine. My X-rays showed that the gums that had started receding the past few years seem to be covering the bottom of my teeth again in places. This was NOT a coincidence & I was extremely happy walking out of the office! Hope this helps somebody."Replies
11/05/2012: Mary from Toronto, Canada replies: "Hi Nana, what brand of coconut oil are you using? I start a week ago op with Virgin Coconut Oil first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach and I see no improvement, I also take 1-2 teaspoons internally daily and I think I gained weight from it. I might consider changing the brand or the oil."
11/30/2012: Nana from Florence, Al replies: "Hi Mary, I use Organic Coconut Oil (refined) for oil pulling and use the Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (unrefined) when I take my 2 TBS daily. Good luck!"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 08/22/2012: Vero from El Paso, Tx, Usa: "I started OP just a few days ago to better my oral hygiene and also for help with my allergies. I'm starting with coconut oil because I am currently breastfeeding and wanted to start slowly with something mild then work up to the sesame/sunflower oil. What I've noticed these past few days is my teeth are whiter and my sinuses are draining but also I notice I'm experiencing panic attacks and feel a bit light headed at times. I'll continue to OP because I read a worsening of symptoms is a sign of being cured but are these symptoms "normal" or should I switch oils? Also I do feel completely drained and can't afford to with a toddler. Can I expect these symptoms to go away and if so, how soon? Thanks in advance."Replies
08/22/2012: Hope from Sacramento, Ca replies: "I also experienced great teeth whitening with coconut oil, but it raised my blood pressure rather severely.
A year later I had forgotten about that and decided to oil pull with it again, as I was going to my dentist in a few weeks for a teeth cleaning and wanted to impress him with my whiter teeth.
Unfortunately, (or fortunately), the office was now taking blood pressure readings before doing the work and my BP was Extremely high and they would not clean my teeth as a result. I remembered about the VCO and have not used it from that day on.
I also do not go to the dentist anymore, as oil pulling with sesame oil, flossing, and using baking soda, keeps my teeth in very good health :-)"
08/23/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Vero, it seems that sesame oil is milder for OP than coconut oil. Switch and experiment. Right now you cannot afford the "detox" stuff."
[YEA] 08/12/2012: Nordlanding1 from Uniontown, Alabama: "I've been oil pulling with organic extra virgin coconut oil for about 2 months now. I literally ran from the dentist over a year ago when my hygienist cleaned my teeth and told me that I have gingivitis, bleeding gums and what not. When I brush my teeth, my gums would bleed. Almost immediately I started oil pulling, I noticed that my teeth felt tighter. When I brush, it doesn't bleed anymore so I scheduled me a dentist appointment. The same hygienist from a year ago asked where I had been and she remembered that my teeth were jacked up so to speak. So she asked have I been flossing everyday. Of course not was my response so to make a long story shorter, when she finished with my cleaning she was flabbergasted at how well my teeth are now compared to last year. I had a second cleaning a week later. She said, "Mr. Nord, your teeth are great, you've been doing something". that's when I told her about oil pulling."Replies
[YEA] 09/08/2012: Lwcath from Pawleys Island, Sc, Usa replies: "I am also having great results with oil pulling with coconut oil for the last 3 weeks. I have also been doing a daily rinse with hydrogen peroxide. My lower cuspid teeth had horrible tartar that covered the bottom of the teeth. My gums were discolored and receding. Receding badly on the bottom. I never felt they were really clean after the most intense brushing. And I have intermittent issues of gum and tooth pain. My mouth felt better overall after just the 1st pull. 3 weeks later- Now, my upper gums have no signs of receding. My gums are pink and healthy looking. I had 2 troublesome, persistent swollen salivary glands on the floor of my mouth that are now non-existent. All tartar and plaque is gone, with the exeption of one tiny spot on one of the cuspids, and it is diminishing by the day. I told my friend who is a dental hygienist about it. She didn't believe me. So I drove over to her house, and she was amazed. Epecially in the great condition of my gums. My teeth feel so strong! I am a smoker, and my teeth are so much whiter. And when I rub my tongue over them it feels as if I have just left the dentist. Also, when I wake up, no bad breath! I was really scared I was going to ultimately lose some teeth, but now those fears are vanquished. Also, my skin is no longer dry, and my dry hair looks oily if I don't wash it every day. I also have noticed that I no longer have to use eyedrops and chapstick all day. My skin is just so nourished. I also think I am not grinding my teeth at night anymore. Thank you Earth Clinic!!!!! I have to be careful who I tell this story to because I sound like a wing nut. I would never believe it if I hadn't experienced it!"
[YEA] 07/24/2012: Melissa from Maine: "I just started this about one week ago, and have been doing it two or three times a day. The first three or four days I was exhausted in the afternoon and had to lay down and rest. I also got two big pimples on my face. Then I started taking a couple tbsp internally each day. Three days ago I started to put it on my upper arms that have really bad psoriasis.
Results so far:
-No bleeding at all when brushing teeth, even though I had to use a stiff toothbrush because I lost mine. This alone is amazing.
-the psoriasis on my arms is still red and obvious, but it is no longer flaking, etc. too early to tell if coconut oil will be a true solution, but it's encouraging and I could probably put some dermablend on and wear short sleeves in public (for the first time in years)!
-lastly, I have had a bump under my arm that was about lentil size several months ago, and it got to be about the size of a small gumball. I have no idea what it is. It is now still bigger than a lentil but smaller than it was. Hopefully it will be gone by the time I have a job and insurance!
Overall, these have been amazing results. I don't know how it works and I don't care! I know it sounds unbelievable, but I wanted to share my success story. It may not work for everyone, but my short term results have been practically miraculous."Replies
12/12/2012: Constance from Baumholder, Germany replies: "I want to hear more about the bump under your arm. I have the same and am interested if you've seen any positive results with OP. My PCP know about it and says it nothing to worry about at this time. The mams are always clear and monthly exams prove normal for years. But, I'm curious nonetheless."
09/12/2013: Ivonne from Ma replies: "If you like how the coconut oil works on your skin, you will love coconut milk. Coconut milk is just as moisturizing, if not more, and it wont leave you all greased up. It is fantastic. I use an organic brand that does not have BPA. Hope it helps!"
[YEA] 05/18/2012: Jane from Mountain View, Ca: "I have been Oil Pulling with organic Coconut Oil for 17 days. Unbelievable. Nose runs a bit, while one TBS of slighted heated Coconut Oil with 3 drops of Melaleuca Alternifolia (optional) is swished around very consciously in my mouth for 20 minutes. Immediatley when oil is in mouth I have phlegm from throat slightly surfacing. Nose running. No problem. Results after 17 days: Gums and Teeth feel great, much whiter teeth, plaque has disappeared, infection is gone in one tooth, can now chew on side of mouth where new bridge was put in 3 months ago. Almost in one week I could start chewing. Soreness and sensitivity was entirely gone. Two of my teeth that dentist said to remove because of infection I am not going to remove. I wish that the oil pulling would grow bone. Anyone know about this? I have periodonal condition. My plaque has all disappeared. I spit out and rinse with [an oil] solution and gargle. I will write back when I see my hygienist July 5, 2012. Thank you all. Jane"Replies
10/04/2012: Jowhitney from Portland, Or replies: "On growing bone: see recommended diet by westonaprice.org. The dentist and researcher Weston A. Price watched post-depression malnourished kids grow secondary dentin in their cavity-ridden teeth. Many of us are much less-nourished than we think. Valuable foods like raw milk (see realmilk.com for info and local listings), homemade mineral-rich bone stock and dietary sources of all-important vitamins A & D have disappeared! You CAN re-grow bone. It's a matter of nutrition."
04/25/2012: Sweetpea from Brewer, Me, Usa: "Hi. I just found this site last night, and first heard of oil pulling yesterday morning at the dentist's office. A patient in the room next to me said she works in a chiropractic office, and one of the clients told her about it. She's been doing it since February and her teeth are whiter.
Personally, I've been eating/drinking young, green Thai coconuts now for a couple months... About one a day, and also drink Zico, especially when the Thai coconuts aren't available in my area. It gives me a good afternoon "pep" and I experience a general well-being feeling afterward. Also, I've been using organic, virgin coconut oil in my cooking so I've been reading the benefits of coconuts for awhile now so surprised I hadn't heard of pulling before this.
Anyway, this morning, I tried it. I'm fortunate I found this site last night because there is a Ted on here who said to brush your teeth first, oil pull for only 5 minutes, and then brush again after. I felt better about 5 minutes than 20 since I know I'm toxic and I had a Nissen Fundoplication surgery (they wrap the top part of your stomach around your esophagus) and a side effect of that is I can't throw up... So I dry heave until I go to the hospital where they starve me for 6 days and stick horrible medications that throw me off through an IV... So I don't want to do that. It would take me away from trying this.
So far so good. I've had a tiny amount of mucus, most likely would be a lot more if I had done 20 minutes, but I do have a warm feeling in my sinuses and respiratory tract. Not a bad feeling, just a feeling that something is happening. I have nausea meds I can take if I start to feel nauseous... for me it really will have to go the other direction...
Thank you for this site. It's addicting, and I look forward to reading more posts of others experiences, etc."
04/16/2012: Mg from New York, Ny: "Hi there, I have started oil pulling with coconut oil and I feel it makes a big difference for me with my teeth and with my sleep. I fall asleep much more easily and wake up feeling much more rested. My main question is this: Am I absorbing any of the medium-chain fats from the coconut oil while using it for pulling? When I'm done, the oil is much more watery. Does that mean the oil is moving through the membranes in my mouth... And being absorbed? I ask because I want my dad (who has Parkinson's) to start getting the medium-chain fats from coconut oil daily. I wonder how much, if any, of its benefits he can get just from oil pulling.
So - is it possible to absorb the medium-chain fats during the oil-pulling process? And how much of the fats from about a tablespoon or two in the mouth? All of them? Thank you."Replies
06/02/2012: Citygirl27 from Richardson, Tx replies: "I drink a TBSP of coconut oil in my hot tea a few times a week. It takes me 15-20 minutes to finish the cup. This always coats my mouth, teeth, throat and lips with coconut oil each time. Is this having the same effect as OP? or do I need to do it with cold CO and spit it out? I want to try OP with either this or olive oil, especially if it helps facial skin puffiness! Anyone had these benefits?"
[YEA] 03/15/2012: Earlygirl from Sacramento, California: "I started oil pulling with coconut oil about three weeks ago based on comments posted here on Earth Clinic. I had just had my semi-annual teeth cleaning at the dentist's office and the hygienist was really cranky with me because she was finding 4s. I must say that since I started oil pulling, (once a day in the morning on weekdays, weekends off) my gums are a much lighter pink color and they seem to be growing back. And when I floss, there is no blood. I am thrilled and looking forward to going back for my next cleaning and seeing the hygienist's reaction."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 12/14/2011: Lasvegasprwoman from Las Vegas, Nevada: "I started pulling 10 days ago with coconut oil and for the last 7 days have had bad cold like symptoms of sore throat and lot of blowing my nose. I've read this happens often after op, but was wondering for how long? I blow my nose all day and spit up stuff and most of the time it's yellow. Sometimes it never ends. Also feel fatigued and my contact lenses bother me in my eyes. Should I continue?"Replies
03/04/2012: Cococutie from Cincinnati, Ohio replies: "I know you made this post back in December, but I wanted to post for anyone else who may be going through something similar.
Yes, definately continue on. This is a means of detoxing. Your body is clearning out the toxins built up in your body. Please do not make the mistake of taking cold medicine or anything like that to "relieve" your symptoms as that is just making the process counter-effective."
[YEA] 07/24/2012: Cb from San Francisco, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi, I put it into a plastic squeeze bottle and leave on top of stove just near the pilot light and it melts in about 2 minutes. Also you can leave a glass jar on top of stove too and keep the whole thing melted for use. After reading some of the replies and recently reading Edgar Cayce, I just began using castor oil (glad I used VCO for the last several months first to get used to using any oil at all and knowing how nice it actually feels) and am looking forward to positive results regarding gingivitis and my arthritis. Will give update when I see something."
[YEA] 09/25/2012: Holdemexpert from Irvine, Ca, Usa replies: "I am crossing posting this with Oil Pulling since I did a combination therapy and either or both may have done the trick. I had a medium size abcess right at the junction of the gum and my cheek, above a tooth where a very large filling came out, and the tooth cracked in half.
It wasnt too painful, and not too much swelling on my cheek, but bad enough to make that side of my smile lower.. Almost a bells palsey look. I knew if it got worse Id be in deep trouble and a lot of pain. I started with Oil Pulling using EV Coconut oil, 20 minutes first thing in the morning and 20 minutes last thing at night. It seemed to arrest any growth in the infection, but didnt reduce it noticeably after 3 days. It did make the rest of my mouth feel great, and seems to be whitening my teeth a bit. I had no stomach issues, and I like the taste of coconut.
Since I was anxious to get the swelling down before leaving on a business trip, I tried the garlic method on the 3rd night. One large clove, cut in half, and lightly smashed to release the oils. I just tucked the first half clove in the corner of the gum and cheek. Some burning and tears for the first couple of minutes but not bad (I am a garlic lover to begin with). After 10 minutes I switched to the other half clove. I didnt chew or "gargle" with what was in my mouth, although I didnt spit out much either.
The next morning I thought there might be some minor reduction, but I wasnt sure. By that night it was definitely about half the original size, and this morning (a day and half after the treatment) its totally gone. The gum is almost totally healed, maybe a little bit tender.
I am going to continue with the Oil Pulling, Id like to see if it cleans up the tarter and improves my gums before I go to a dentist so he doesnt prepare a more extensive treatment plan than necessary.
Thanks to all contributors in both threads!"
12/05/2011: Erika from Novato, Ca/usa: "Just found your site a couple nights ago and have been on it for hours each day since. Thank you for providing this great resource!
I tried OP this morning while in the shower. I started with 1tsp of Coconut Oil as I thought 1 Tbsp. Would definitely make me gag. It was a solid and I knew it would take some time to melt, but within a second or two I was gagging and involuntarily spit it out in the sink. I didn't want to throw up so I waited a few minutes until I had myself under control and tried 1/4 tsp. It took all the self control I could muster to not vomit, but after 30 seconds it was melted and I started to swish. It was much easier once it was melted and just felt like I had saliva in my mouth. After 20 mins though, I had so much in my mouth, I wonder how I'm ever going to keep more than 1/2 tsp in my mouth (I plan on trying to work my way up).
What would be a good way to melt the oil first as I think that was what was causing me to gag. Any other suggestions on dealing with volume?"Replies
12/06/2011: Cf from Delaware, Us replies: "To melt my oil, I fill a coffee cup about a third of the way with hot/boiling water, then place a small juice glass containing my solid oil in the cup of water. As long as the water is above 76 degrees, the oil will melt. Don't use the microwave. To deal with volume, you can spit out a little at a time when too much saliva builds up, but don't spit it in the sink. Use the waste basket, or a small paper dixie cup. Congrats on trying this process. I have been op-ing for 14 months now, and have seen quite a range of benefits from doing it."
12/11/2011: Cat from Tauranga, New Zealand replies: "I use coconut oil for pulling each morning and have about a tablespoon full at a time and find that by the end, there isn't so much saliva that I feel like I have to empty some out but I'm wondering if you are producing that much from the fact that your body is/was in need of a good clean out and it's releasing so many toxins... ? I would in that case, work my way up as you suggested to finally reach 1 tbspn. GOOD quality coconut oil should be quite beautiful and velvety, have a subtle taste and I would imagine, be much more pleasant that any other oil. Stick with it, you'll be so pleased with the results."
01/07/2013: Lexnatural from Boise , Idaho replies: "I tried a plain spoon full and my mouth was too full in abouth 12 minutes so now I use a teaspoon till it is too watery and spit it and get some more and continue that way I use abouth the recomended amount and time last night was my first time and the resul, no morning breath. Will continue happily."
03/19/2013: Kathy from the USA replies: "Why not use the microwave? I started OP and put it in a juice glass for about 20-30 seconds... Just enough to get it room temp. Our house is cold. What does the MW do to it?"
03/20/2013: Sbenton from San Antonio, Tx replies: "Once you start swishishing it around the temperature in your mouth turns it into a liquid. Does heating it or microwaving do any damage or boost the benefits?"
03/20/2013: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "Microwaves reduce the anti cancer effect of broccoli by 98% so I wouldn't use the thing. It changes the vitamin content of food to practically nothing."
03/21/2013: Citygirl27 from Richardson, Tx, Usa replies: "If I want to melt my coconut oil, I put my jar of it on the metal part of the stove, and let the residual heat from the oven underneath melt it. You could also put your jar on a windowsill in direct sunlight or in a bowl of hot water. Right now, it is warming up inside and outside, and my coconut oil is more of a "slushy" consisency rather than a solid block because the temperature is rising. It will turn liquid at 75 degrees F (about 24 C). At any rate, it melts in your mouth after a few seconds, not to worry."
03/21/2013: Kathy from the USA replies: "WOW, where is the information about microwave reducing the anti cancer effects? I thought microwaving in clear glass with a lid contained the nutrients needed... I gave my steamer insert for a stove-top pan away."
06/27/2013: Naomi from Marietta, Ga replies: "There are so, so many reports on the dangers of eating food cooked in a microwave. Losing the nutritional value is just part of it. It changes food on a molecular level to where the body may not even recognize it as "food"...
Here are a two great links: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_6463.cfm
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/18/microwave-hazards.aspx (scroll down about 1/3 of the way to get to the section on how "microwaves zap the nutrients right out of food")
Tidbit: 90% of food in restaurants is prepared in a microwave (I've worked in food service for 15 years)... so they are virtually nutrition-less wastelands."
[YEA] 06/16/2011: Ellen from Norwich, Ct: "I have had an excessive salt taste constantly in my mouth for the past 2 years. Checked with my Family Physician, Endocrinoligist, and Dentist. None of which could give me a reason or solution to the salt taste. I have been OP with Coconut Oil for about 3 weeks and about a week after OP I realized the salt taste was gone. I have also noticed dark circles and puffiness under my eyes have diminished. I also see an improvement in the color of my teeth and gums. I will definitely continue with the OP and perhaps try another oil as well."
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 05/05/2011: Kate from Orange , Nsw, Australia: "I got an email from a wise old lady who I respect suggesting I may be able to help my sinusitus with oil pulling with coconut oil. Having suffered from this for about 6 years (started when I moved into a mouldy house.. But this may just have been a trigger or coincidence) I was pretty desperate. My instincts told me this could be the one so I hooned down to the health food shop and bought some coconut oil (it wasn't the brand my wise friend had recommended but it was all they had.
I took it straight away (about 5pm) .. Immediately I experienced mucous cascading into my mouth and a few minutes later I vomited. I perserved with more oil and did the 20 minutes feeling very very nauseous. That night I spent a very very disturbed night of mucous action (eek gross.. ended up blowing my nose into an old sarong and spitting into a bucket all night). after 3 more treatments I had the most amazing clearing of my sinuses in my forehead. 3 days later I was full of severe joint aches and blocked ears to the extent that I took to my bed thinking I had malaria (which I had had 3 months prior to this).
I then had blocked ears (like I was losing altitude in a plane) for the next 3 weeks but lessening mucous action.
Now a month later.. Better than ever before.. not cured but I think I will be as I continue.
Other good side effects seem to be increased energy levels. Downside was when I ran out of this brand of oil and tried some others while travelling and they were gross (tasted rancid). Hasn't as yet made my teeth whiter but I do live in hope.
Another huge plus was finding this site when researching oil pulling. WOW.. You guys rock! Thanks!"Replies
10/02/2011: Bill from Ithaca, Ny replies: "Kate, Glad you are as impressed with EC as I am. It really is awsome. I'm writing to let you know that malaria can lie dormant in the liver and reoccur needing medication. Wikipedia malaria and then investigate 'MMS'. It's the only perminent solution to malaria on the planet. There's no way for the parasite to develope resistance to 'MMS'. Google Jim Humble and Good luck!"
09/18/2012: Hannah from New York, Ny replies: "My dentist said an infection is being caused by bone loss around an implant. I've had so many surgeries and implants already. When it started I didn't remember about oil pulling but today I did. Meanwhile, I've had to go on antiobiotics again. I put about three drops of Neem oil in coconut oil. Gratefully, I have no adverse reaction to the oil in my mouth. I'd be grateful for any comments about periodontal disease - if you have this and/or implants, how often do you do it? Thanks!"
09/18/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Hannah, Recently there has been a lot here on EC regarding this issue and some holistic thoughts on periodontal care. Here is a link to the info I put up here a couple months ago:
Also, Blake from Greenfield, Wisconsin just put up a post earlier and it's here on the Latest Post page. Scroll down to find it because his post is very informative and the audio is awesome. I listened to it and it is well worth listening to. I'm sure you will learn a lot on our living teeth and how to restore their health.
Hope this info helps! Lisa"
[YEA] 03/27/2011: Marissa from Atlanta, Ga: "low energy: I've been oil pulling with extra virgin Coconut Oil for about 4 days now. I am sleeping through the night, I have an easier time getting out of bed in the morning. My skin is glowing so much and the little fine lines are disappearing. I still have dark circles under my eyes though. Also, I am having more bowel movements."
03/08/2011: Rob from Dayton, Ohio: "My massage therapist recently recommended OP using coconut oil to clear up terrible and chronic post nasal drip. Any advice as to quantity, frequency, before meals/after meals, possible side-effects, etc, would be appreciated."Replies
04/19/2011: Jz from Buena Park, Ca replies: "I use unrefined extra virgin coconut oil (CO) 1 teaspoon melted. If CO is solid put in microwave for 10 seconds. more if needed. It only takes a few seconds to melt it. Put solid CO in pyrex shot glass."
05/09/2011: Nybe from La, Usa replies: "advice: do not microwave ANYTHING you put into your body."
[WARNING!] 05/23/2011: Katherine from Les Laurentides, Quebec replies: "Absolutely agreed on do not put anything into your body that is microwaved. Also, it would be really unnecessary to microwave the coconut oil. It melts at 70F / 21C, so it basically melts the second you put it into your mouth."
07/11/2011: Cooldoey from Montreal, Quebec (canada) replies: "you do not need to melt it - it will melt the moment it hits your mouth "
09/06/2012: Maryjo122 from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada replies: "I have a powerpack type of thing that is the power source to my laptop, my bedroom flatscreen tv has same thing.. I put my virgin coconut oil on that and it melts within 5 minutes. I keep my coconut oil in a small glass bowl and refill it as necessary.. Therefore ensuring no rancid oil. I make sure to wash the bowl between filings also. I am just now starting to use Oil pulling, see if it helps w/ my various ailments? here's to hoping......"
04/17/2013: Deborah from Macclesfield, Cheshire replies: "Don't heat anything that you put in body on a power source (laptop battery etc) they emit radiation..."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 02/24/2011: Abby from Chicago, Il: "I have oil pulled about 2 years ago with sesame oil, after a few days to a week of it I started getting diareah. I kept oil pulling every morning for 20 min. Then rinsed my mouth. Following all the directions. I realized that it must have been doing it's job and detoxing my body. I experienced terrible headaches as well. Unfortunately I had to stop due to a very important weekend, that I didn't want to be sick for. So I didn't get to see the other side of the detox.
I recently started oil pulling again with Coconut oil. I did it for about 2 and half weeks. I only stopped because I ran out. I love it as a lotion! Although with oil pulling every morning for about 20 minutes, after 2 weeks I didn't notice anything. No changes. I have heard that Coconut oil is good for candida. I know I probably have bad candida because I am always craving sugar, and need to change my diet. But it seemed to make me hungrier and crave more sweets. I am also a vegetarian and haven't touched meat in 4 years, and I craved and couldn't stop myself from tasting a few bites of chicken and beef! Should I start again? Or is there a way to tell what oil might be the best for me?"Replies
02/25/2011: Justafriend from Miami, Fl replies: "I was a vegan for a good while, until I did more research. Red meats are actually good for you, especially the organic red meats and the animals are taken care of and allowed to roam freely. The health benefits from eating meat along with low carb vegatables is great. I still love my vegatables but I also like healthy meats just the same. And trust me when I saw this you will fuction better if you taken everything that is of a organic nature of course their are a few exceptions on certain plants and other things that I stay away from such as soy, corn, wheat, yeast and milk."
02/25/2011: Joe from Detrot, Michigan, Usa replies: "I made the switch from Sesame & Olive to Virgin CC oil; what a difference. For me, EVCO was much stronger detox than the others; so much I had to quit after about 8 days to recoop. It sounds to me like you are experiencing a "healing crisis". Your body retains things from the past; as you detox you peal away the layers last in first out, thus you experience symptoms of a point in time much longer ago; interesting that you crave meat..."
12/01/2012: Jaki from Fremantle, Western Australia replies: "If you are vegetarian, chances are you eat a fair amount of dairy - better to eat a small amount of fish, veges, nuts and whole grains - organic, fermented tofu and tempeh are vastly different from "soy products" too. Meat, especially chicken, and dairy creates high inflammation in the body."