Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- 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
- Oil Pulling and Medication
- Oil Pulling and Mercury Fillings
- Oil Pulling And Sublingual Medications
- Oil Pulling and Tooth Pain
- Olive Oil
- Oregano Oil
- Peanut Oil
- Pumpkin Seed Oil
- Safflower Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Sunflower Oil
- Ted's Feedback
- Vitamin E Added
- Walnut Oil
04/15/2011: Gord from Markham, Ontario, Canada: "I use the neilmed rinse too, every day and works but... Gave me relief for a short time... I op'd for the first time and could only last 10 minutes... I couldn't breathe through my nose. 20 minutes later, no congestion, three hours later, I..."
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|General Feedback||122 YEAS|
|Sesame Oil||72 YEAS|
|Multiple Oils Tried||42 YEAS|
|Sunflower Oil||42 YEAS|
|Olive Oil||41 YEAS|
|Coconut Oil||40 YEAS|
|Safflower Oil||7 YEAS|
02/11/2010: Donald from Radcliff, Kentucky: "After discovering your site, I decided to try the oil pulling (could only find cold pressed olive oil). Started Feb 4. Will monitor and send results. Also started apple cider treatment for blood pressure. I have found that after the oil pulling and rinse, drinking the apple cider cleans and freshens my mouth"
[YEA] 02/07/2010: Camille from Houston, Tx: "Hi! Oil Pulling with extra virgin olive oil cured the congestion in my chest and helped me breathe easier! I was having trouble breathing when I wake up in the morning. I could not take a satisfyingly deep breath- my chest was too congested (I am a smoker, hopefully a non-smoker soon). I read about oil pulling and tried it this morning. I used olive oil this time but I am going to pick up coconut oil later today. I swished a tablespoon of evoo for 15 minutes. As I swished, I felt the congestion in my chest breaking up. After spitting out the evoo into the toilet, i was able to cough up some unwanted phlem, thus allowing me to breathe!!! I am going to keep oil pulling!! THANKS EARTHCLINIC!!"
01/13/2010: Taunia from Colorado Springs, Co, Usa: "I told my friend about this site and because of health issues told her that she should start op. She did it two days in a row using 1T olive oil, swishing for twenty minutes. When she spit it out, it was still yellow. After this amount of time it should have been white. Is she spitting out toxic waste or does she need to swish longer than twenty minutes? Comments from fellow readers are greatly appreciated."Replies
01/15/2010: Knute from Sacramento, Ca replies: "Olive oil typically does not turn white after 15-20 minutes of oil pulling - as almost all other oils do - yet, I have noticed that we still get the benefits."
[YEA] 10/23/2009: Monij from St. Louis, Mo: "I was miserable last night with an obvious sinus infection and I decided to google natural cures for it and found this wonderful website. I tried the oil pulling technique with extra virgin olive oil and about 35-45 minutes later, the mucous began breaking up and I was able to cough it up and blow my nose! I've been telling everyone about it. Thanks so much!"
09/23/2009: Crod from Lehigh Acres, Fl: "I have been hearing about oil pulling and I have desided to give it a try. I'm 44 years old. Im going to be using extra virgin olive oil. I have some receding gum line, Im hoping to see results. Im OP two times a day. Will keep you informed if their is any changes."
[YEA] 09/08/2009: Hadessah from Charlotte, Nc: "I use 1 teaspoon extra virgin Olive Oil for 15 minutes every morning, first thing.
Oil Pulling has made my teeth stronger and whiter and it is healing a disorder I was going to doctors for nearly 20 years. I've tried all kinds of antibiotics to cure sinusitis. Now after oil-pulling, I feel the pressure in my upper gum, above where a tooth was extracted. Above the bony part of the gum. So I 've had an abcess for two decades. No wonder people stepped back when talking to me. My breath smelled like 20 year old decay.
I developed tinnitis and oil-pulling may eventually clear up all the abcess right at the base of my maxillary sinus, BUT actually above the bony part of my gum where a tooth was extracted in the 80s."
09/10/2009: Jake from Chicago, Il replies: "I would try rinsing with wild oregano oil several times a day in addition to the oil pulling.
On 02/19/2009 Fran Block from Pittsburgh, PA. USA recommended wild oregano oil as the most effective remedy for tooth pain and infection. Someone else on this earthclinic site suggested 3 or 4 drops of wild oregano oil in a quarter cup of water as a periodic rinse - unquestionably the best remedy for tooth issues and pain.
These recommendations saved me after a week of excruciating pain, and probably also from extensive dental drilling and fixing - maybe even tooth pulling. Now at any sign of tooth pain or infection - I mix wild oregano oil in a quarter cup or so of water and rinse with a little bit several times a day, nighttime too if I awaken.
I've been cured from what I suspect would have been more extensive work at the dental office after several cavities were filled by my dentist. He questioned at the time - about 6 weeks earlier - whether the infected teeth would in fact be saved, since the cavities had reached so close to the nerve. But the wild oregano oil saved the day and the pains slowly dissipated over 4 to 5 days, and I've needed no further dental professional attention afterward!"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 08/01/2009: Jerry from Florida: "Hi. I recently started Oilpulling, (EVOO) before breakfast. For the first 2 weeks it was fine, I felt, more energetic, my skin started looking new, dewy, soft to the touch. Plaque started falling off my teeth, which looks whiter, gums healthier. I started to sweat, (which I havent done in years, no matter how much outdoor work I did.) I wasnt aware the sweet cravings had gone away, untill I went to my snack pantry and saw it filled.
After that I started getting chest pains, (I do have a mitral valve prolapse, which I was told, will repair itself after a period of time.) The first night with chestpains, I just laid down and waited to die, the pain being so severe. I stopped the OP because I was scared to try it again. I do want it to work because of all the positive results Ive seen so far.
Do you think that the pain was part of the detox process, or should I switch oils, or do you think its not for me."Replies
08/22/2009: Qwert from Awesome, Ma, USA replies: "It might just have been a coincidence that you had chest pains when you were doing your OP. You can get chest pains for no reason, maybe you had a stressful day or maybe it was humid, or maybe you ate something that was giving off referred pain to your chest. but ask your doctor and maybe he can help with why you were having chest pains. usually OP wouldnt cause chest pains, but if it does, it would probably be due to detoxifying reasons. good luck."
09/19/2009: Luckyverdure from Portland, Or, USA replies: "I've heard that the presence of dental plaque is a good mirror for the cholesterol plaque that may build up in your arteries, so whatever process your mouth was going through may have also occurred in your chest."
09/20/2009: Kathy from Dubois, Pa replies: "For what it is worth, I cut all sweeteners and grain products (whole grains, all flours, pasta, etc) out of my life about 6 weeks ago, and besides dropping about 20 pounds with no effort and no hunger, I have noticed that the film on my teeth has gone away almost completely. Even in the morning or at night before brushing, there is very little plaque. I think that this must be a good thing! I still eat some starches from sources like beets and carrots, etc., but they don't seem to create plaque like the grains do."
[YEA] 07/30/2009: Paula from London, Great Britain and Poitiers, France: "health and oil pulling
iam a 58 yr old female in good health. Since my early 40's when i had arthritic twinges (i remembered my grandmother's hooked fingers) i decided to learn about diet and have followed a healthy lifestyle influenced by reading and my own experiences.
I eat fruit on an empty stomach which is so effective that my sceptical husband does it! Also i eat according to my blood type ( i used to have eczema and discovered that tomatoes and potatoes,the deadly nightshade vegetables are like poison to A types)
i like hearing about other aids to health and i have been oil pulling for a couple of months it has helped my dry skin and hair. My theory is that the swishing and the saliva change the oil chemically so that the full goodness of it is taken up by the body. I clean my teeth carefully afterwards with a natural toothpaste then sip a large glass of filtered room temp. water (i do it once in the morning immediately on rising). I use 1 12 tsp of organic olive oil and will try walnut tomorrow.
My mother who is 81 also has found great benefit from it; she has followed my health ideas and is on no medication (she hops and skips about showing up many people who are years younger than her), Isn't it incredible how many people think that bad health is 'dropped on them from above' rather than the terrible high sugar, junk fat, high carbs diet that the advertisers 'make them eat."
[YEA] 07/23/2009: Jane from Cork, Ireland: "I read all the feedback and at my wits end decided to try Oil Pulling
I have suffered from excema for 10 years - quite bad to look at. Have Not itchy but goes quite red after spicy food/vinegar.
Tried Olive Oil first and found that I broke out in loads of spots. I have great skin on my face and the excema is only on my body. I never get spots on my face and the first day after oil pulling i broke out. I take a very tiny amount in my mouth and need to pull for about half an hour before it turns white. One of the things i have noticed since i have been doing it for a while, its quite easy to just leave it sit in your mouth. I think you have to swirl it round continously. I do it for 20 mins and get some results but a good half hour for me and i see such a reduction in my excema. Its not completely clear but when i think of the amount of money on steroids! Oil pulling is by far the most effective. I have done it over the 4 month, one month without and the oil pulling is definelty helping.
I also tried coconut oil and that excaberated my excema - flared up immediately.
Tried evening primrose oil - made my excema worse.
Have tried avocado oil as well but think olive oil is better. Hadn't done the oil pulling for a week and had drank soda drinks over the week end - pulled for 5 minutes and the oil had turned white.
So think oil pulling is improving my excema
Have bought some apple cider vinegar but don't know if i should drink it with the baking soda.
Have also tried the baking soda paste on excema and it worked a bit but burned and hurt a lot"
[YEA] 07/20/2009: Allen from Austin, MN: "I've tried several kinds of oil for oil pulling and I find ____ olive oil to be the best by far. My dentist is impressed with the results too... as my gums have reattached to my teeth. I use 1 tsp twice a day for 15 mins. When I first wake up and right before bed. It doesn't taste very good at first but after 15 mins. by mouth feels very clean. It's very soothing for a tooth ache or cut inside your mouth too."
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 07/14/2009: Sydy from Staten Island, New York: "I have been doing the OP for a week today now with cold pressed olive oil --I noticed from day one so much flem coming from my throat as the days went on I now have lots of flem -a migraine which I always get and want to get rid of due to hormonal changes and a nausous stomach-- my tongue is coated with thick white stuff and my v----- smells exactly the same as my underarms like a metal weird smell--I know I am detoxing right now through my pores and all areas of my body= also my glands in my throat are swollen and my neck seems stiff--I have detoxed other ways before and have delt with the same symptoms--wow I say this is so cool --with me symptoms I have seem to get worse as the healing process takes action---people who do it for a couple of weeks and give up should just change oil and keep going--natural health take a longer time for healing to happen but when it does happen it is permanant unless you go back to the lifestyle that cause you feel crappy to begin with..good luck to all who cherish their bodies enough to heal----sydy"Replies
[NAY] 07/16/2009: Brad from Marietta, GA replies: "I have had severe sinus problems for years. Have had 2 sinus surgeries and a little over a year ago, started going to a chiropractor. Since going to the Chiropractor, I have not had any bad sinus infections however I am still suffering with complete blockage in my left nostril. I read about and tried a couple of things on this web site. ACV had no effect other than giving me the willies; tastes awful! I tried oil pulling with Sesame oil for 3 days and then with olive oil for 3 days. None of these had ANY effect whatsoever. I am at my wits end am considering a 3rd sinus surgery though I cringe at the thought. If anybody has some words of wisdom, I am more than willing to listen."
07/17/2009: Moi from V Ville, CA replies: "I had a chronically stuffed nose for ages that got worse in the spring /summer. Sleeping was awful as the pressure got worse when I lay down. After trying a lot of different natural remedies I hit on one that has kept both nostrils unclogged since.
This is roughly what I did.
Get a good nose spray container from the pharmacy, if you cannot find one -just buy a commercial nose spray (mist type) and empty out contents and wash. I then filled it with spring water, I am sure others would recommend distilled water but I did not have any. I then put a decent pinch of natural sea salt and about 50 drops of grape fruit seed extract. Shake well before spraying in nose and holding it for a bit and then sneeezing/blowing nose. I did it many times a day and it slowly rectified the problem. I did this for 2 or so weeks and have not had a stuffed nose since.
ps keep up the oil pulling it does have a lot of good effects.
Good luck & let us know if this works for you."
10/09/2009: Jack from Sacramento, Ca replies: "NeilMed Sinus rinse is a great product. It comes with pre-measured saline packets of medical grade salt. This will clear/help your sinuses. Natural salt is great, but getting the right amount is crucial to avoid burning/drying, et cetera. This can be difficult to start (mentally), but once you use it, its easy and comforting. I think of it as a shower for inside my nose. I don't use it everyday, but after dusty or yard work, or riding on the airplane. (I travel alot).
Hope this helps."
04/11/2010: Mary from Pinckney, Mi replies: "hi Brad, I have had severe sinus problems for years, too. I've never had a surgery but thought it was coming to that. When I moved into this house ten years ago it got worst. Found out it's the mold triggering it. I was in the ER every other month with pain and sickness I can't even describe. This went on for years. I was on every kind of antibiotic there is. All this time I tried different natural things. I kept reading about fresh garlic and tried it a couple of times. Like I would eat a clove during an attack, but I was so sick I couldn't continue with it, so I'd just wait the 4 days for the antibiotic to start working,( it would take at least 4 days for them to kick in ). One day I decided to do the garlic the right way. So when I was feeling ok I stated eating 3 cloves of raw organic garlic, chopped up, in some mashed potatoes. I did that for a month. I smelled real bad and had a little diareaha, not bad though. After that I'd eat 2 or three a day. Sometimes I'd miss a day. Now I eat 1 clove a day most of the time, sometimes more. There have been a couple of times when I would feel an attack coming on and realize that it had been 3 or 4 days since I'd had my garlic so I would eat 3 or 4 and the next day eat 3 or 4 and by that night or the next morning it would be gone, totally. In the last year since I've been doing this I've only had a few short attacks(and less severe) For me that's a miracle. I am still living in the same moldy house and the garlic is keeping my sinuses from getting infected. Great site. God bless everyone!"
04/15/2011: Gord from Markham, Ontario, Canada replies: "I use the neilmed rinse too, every day and works but... Gave me relief for a short time... I op'd for the first time and could only last 10 minutes... I couldn't breathe through my nose. 20 minutes later, no congestion, three hours later, I can still breathe for the first time in 4 months... And all the tobacco stains are gone from my teeth... I will be doing this religiously from this day on... thank you sooooo much."
[YEA] 07/06/2009: Linda from Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies: "Oil Pulling Cured My Gingivitis. About 1 month ago I began experiencing very horrible breath. So I began to search for remedies that were 'natural' as opposed to prescribed medication. I discovered your site and started oil pulling about a month ago, using cold pressed olive oil (couldn't find any other cold pressed oil). I used 1 tablespoon each morning before eating breakfast and before retiring to bed at night. After a few days I began to see my teeth whiten and my gums become very pink and healthy looking. A gap between 2 teeth closed up totally so that now there is no 'gap' anymore! Last week I visited the dentist where I was told that my gums and teeth were so healthy and clean that I can visit the dentist once per year instead of every six months! My previous visit to the dentist 6 months ago was not so good....I was told I had gingivitis and that my gums were receding from my teeth, my gums were also very dark purple instead of bright pink. So thank you Earth Clinic, with oil pulling my oral health was restored beyond my expectations! Oil pulling did so much for me, I will continue as long as I have life. I told a colleague about it and she too has started oil pulling! However I still wait for my bad breath to clear up. Any suggestions for elimination of this chronic bad breath?"Replies
07/23/2009: Al from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada replies: "In response to Linda from Port of Spain and chronic bad breath. Please look into Hydrogen Peroxide treatment as described right here on EarthClinic, in the Halitosis section. It should take care of bad breath in one go. I would use a 50/50 solution of 3% H2O2 and distilled water to swish around for half a minute or so. Good luck."
EC: The url Al is referring to is: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/breath.html
[YEA] 06/24/2009: Andy from Burnley, Lancashire, England: "Yesterday, I was in excrutiating pain from a tooth I broke and had filled about a month ago. Could'nt get an appointment for a week at the dentist. I looked online for anything that could possibly help with the pain (strong painkilers did not even touch it).
I tried raw garlic, garlic mouthwash, cold water with salt (hit the roof with pain) warm water with salt (hit the roof again) nothing worked. I had read about oil pulling but discounted it as I needed an instant fix. At 3.00 am (3 hours before going to work) after 16 hours of constant pain,In desperation I decided to give OP a try with extra virgin olive oil. Five minutes after swilling and cleaning my teeth I was asleep.
I woke up with no pain at all. Another thing I noticed during the day was when I had a drink of water from the cooler, although I did feel a slight throbbing after, there was no sensitivity to the cold water at all. (I have always had sensitive teeth even before the toothache)
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. CONVERTED. I am going to carry on with OP and see what long term benefits I get.
Also I have not had a cigarette today yet and its nearly bedtime ! not even thought about it until now."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 06/20/2009: Deborah from Dayton, OH: "I tried oil pulling with olive oil yesterday and then went to work. I was hoping it would clear my head. I had increased confusion, and trouble with word finding. This is not unusual for me, but yesterday it was worse than ever. I also consumed EVCO for breakfast on my eggs. Would this have caused the mental confusion and memory loss? There was also no change in my energy level. Is this a temporary side effect or are these remedies not for me? I would appreciate your input."Replies
02/05/2010: Cured from Niceville, Fl replies: "To Deborah from Dayton in regard to your increased confusion, and trouble with word finding. Sounds like brain fog to me--I'm guessing you have a candida issue. You did not say if it was the first time but you mention you had eggs with coconut oil. I had it and didn't know it till consuming coconut oil; 2 eggs and a teaspoon of coconut oil was my test, I definitely had candida die-off symptoms shortly after consuming. I did not eat it again for over a month. In the meantime I used it as a lotion/moisturizer all over almost daily. If the die-off symptoms appeared again I just quit using it for a day or two. This was hard as it seemed my body craved it. I am going on some three months using coconut oil and now am enjoying about a tablespoon a day in various foods. Try your best to eliminate as many sugars from your diet as possible. This will help to reduce the severity of die-off symptoms."
02/06/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Deborah and Cured from Niceville...I had candida three years ago. My symptoms were psoriasis, eczma, BM and toilet only once every 4 days if I was lucky, tired and sluggish all day, severe grogginess and brainfog in the mornings, jock itch(tinea cruris) and overweight. I also regularly caught colds, flu etc many times a year on a regular basis.
This is what I took to cure candida:
* Ted's alkalizing remedies using either whole squeezed lemon/lime or 2 tbspns ACV plus 1/2 tspn baking soda(Arm & Hammer brand) two or three times a day. This is Ted's Alkalizing Remedy and this is THE NUMBER ONE CURE for Candida in my book.
* One tablespoons of virgin coconut oil stirred into my coffee at least 3 times a day.
* Blackstrap molasses in my coffee, no refined sugar or aspartame sweetener allowed in my diet.
When I started this remedy at the beginning, I got fairly severe flu-like symptoms -- it almost seemed as if the remedy was making me worse. But this die off or Herxheimer Effect always happens when you get the fungal toxins in your blood from microbes and fungus, so think of it as a good sign. Your liver and kidneys are overworked initially, until your immune system can get on top of it. After this die-off it was easy. All my skin problems just disappeared slowly (except the jock itch -- but that's another story) and I haven't had a cold or flu in 2 years.
Mind you, it took me a full year to completely get rid of my candida. And even though I'm clear of candida now, and since it is very difficult to eat non-acidic foods these days, I still always alkalize and take coconut oil a couple of times a week as a preventative even now (plus supplementing borax, magnesium, natural sea salt etc as recommended by Ted on this site)."
04/29/2009: Yvette from Northern, California: "First time Oil Puller: I just finished slowly swirling two capfuls of Extra Virgin Olive Oil over my tongue, gums, and teeth as described for the oil-pulling procecss. After 21 minutes I spat it out and rinsed with plain water. The oil was foamy, but was still golden in color.
After about 3 minutes of slow swirling, the oil took on an extremely bitter taste, however I kept swirling for 18 more minutes. Have any of you had that experience with the bitterness?
Initial response: The bitter taste left my mouth when I rinsed with water. My teeth and gums look the same, however, I have a large portion of my tongue that is black in color. So far, no changes to the black portion, but the normally whitish coating on the pink part is gone. My tongue definitely looks pink(er) and healthy.
I plan to keep at it and see what other benefits I experience. I am so glad I found this fabulous website!"