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Old 04-24-2007, 09:17 AM   #271
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I'm still with it. I switched to ELOO a couple of weeks ago, hoping for a little more whitening effect on my teeth.

I do it every morning except Saturday...that's what fits my schedule.
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:57 AM   #272
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When I first read this, I though you were all crazy! But I'm game for almost anything, once. So I decided to give this a whirl. I have seasame oil and have been using it, but when I read the ingrediesnts, it says it is toasted seasame oil and safflower oil blend. I will go get some sunflower oil today.

I am truly amazed at how white and shiney my teeth are. I've been doing this about 3 days now. My teeth feel cleaner than when I get them cleaned at the dentist.

Someone also mentioned that they had more mucus in their throat since OP. I also notice that, but I was thinkng that it may be the abundance of pollen this spring. I guess the next thing I will have to invest in is a Neti pot!

Thanks for this thread. It is amazing.
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:10 AM   #273
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Help, please, experts!


I thought I would try it..
got to 10 mins max with olive oil - such gallons of saliva produced I felt like a chipmunk and had to spit some out. It was white then. Lost the oily feel very quickly

Is this normal.. I see on the website comments on not enough saliva.. I seem to be off in the other direction!

my teeth feel really clean though.
I never make it more than 5-10 minutes. Lots of saliva here, too.
But I think it is worth doing--just have a tough time fitting it in sometimes. There is no such thing as a routine around this place.
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:13 AM   #274
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[COLOR="Magenta"]I posted this on the new update thread, but thought I'd put it here as well...





Hi.. I stumbled across thisthread over the weekend, and went out and got my Sunflower oil.. It's been 4 days now...

I have a question for the more experienced people. I haven't found an answer anywhere yet.

OK, the first 2 days, I did it for 20-25 minutes and got the white, foamy results.. Now the past 2 days, I did it 25 minutes yesterday, and there was still some yellow to the oil.. Not a lot, but it was there.. Today I went 30 minutes, with the same thing.. So what's going on? Any ideas?

I don't think I can go any longer than 30 minutes...LOL[/COLOR]
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Old 05-09-2007, 01:21 PM   #275
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Strange.

I use sunflower or ELOO, 1 tblspn, 15-20 minutes.

If you can't go 15 minutes, I would suggest a touch less oil...and go a little easier on your swishing.

Kiki, I wouldn't worry about the oil not being totally white. Just go 15-20 minutes. If you don't think it's pulling that many toxins, maybe it's because you're so innocent and pure.
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Strange.

I use sunflower or ELOO, 1 tblspn, 15-20 minutes.

If you can't go 15 minutes, I would suggest a touch less oil...and go a little easier on your swishing.

Kiki, I wouldn't worry about the oil not being totally white. Just go 15-20 minutes. If you don't think it's pulling that many toxins, maybe it's because you're so innocent and pure.
[COLOR="Magenta"] That HAS to be it Randy...

I have no problem going the full time.. I guess I'm just not a toxic person!![/COLOR]
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:38 AM   #277
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Marking~ I started today, with inexpensive sunflower oil from Kroger. Maybe I will tru Evoo once a day and the Sunflower oil once a day.
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Old 05-16-2007, 03:24 PM   #278
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OK, I'm trying this now with coconut oil. HOW in the world do you swish for more than a minute?!?! As the saliva builds up, I feel like I'm going to gag!

OK...I think I'm on a roll here.

oooh..this is so not pretty.

I think I've gone two minutes. I'm not going to make it much longer.

I do brush my teeth with coconut oil though.

YOU PEOPLE DO THIS FOR TWENTY MINUTES +/- ?????
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Old 05-16-2007, 03:26 PM   #279
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Three minutes...I think.

Y'all have my utmost admiration.

Swish on!

ETA: I have no doubt that the health benefits of this could be quite positive.

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Old 05-16-2007, 03:30 PM   #280
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Three minutes...I think.

Y'all have my utmost admiration.

Swish on!

ETA: I have no doubt that the health benefits of this could be quite positive.
Yeah, 3 minutes is my max. And yes, when I see the dentist they are totally having to suck out the saliva constantly. :blush:
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Yeah, 3 minutes is my max. And yes, when I see the dentist they are totally having to suck out the saliva constantly. :blush:
Pavlov?
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Old 05-16-2007, 03:35 PM   #282
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Pavlov?
((hearing bell go off, getting hungry!))

Yes, I'm salivating right now, thinking about salivation. Just can't help it!
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Old 05-16-2007, 03:45 PM   #283
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((hearing bell go off, getting hungry!))

Yes, I'm salivating right now, thinking about salivation. Just can't help it!
...:::.passing Paula a napkin.:::...
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Old 05-16-2007, 07:20 PM   #284
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I would suggest you use less oil and try to swish longer.

As you get used to it, you might be able to handle a tablespoon.
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How do you swish coconut oil?
I use sunflower. and just a little bit. I made it about 15 min yetserday afternoon (my second swish)
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:11 PM   #286
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How do you swish coconut oil?
I use sunflower. and just a little bit. I made it about 15 min yetserday afternoon (my second swish)
It melts at 76 degrees, and of course your mouth is warmer. Anyways it's warm here, and mine has been liquid the last month (before I'd just put a teaspoon in, let it melt, then swish).
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Old 05-18-2007, 12:35 PM   #287
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[COLOR="Magenta"]It'll be 2 weeks for me on Sunday.. Everyone always tells me my teeth are very white, but they never looked it to me.. Well after this, almost 2 weeks, I can really see a difference, and other people are really amazed... I have no idea if it's doing anything else.. I can't say I've noticed any differance in 'morning breath' tho...

Still 1 TBS for 20-25 minutes.. Still not completely turning white... [/COLOR]
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:56 PM   #288
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I think teeth have a natural "whiteness" and not all people will achieve the same degree. My teeth were never really white. But they are so much whiter now than they have been in a long time. Also, I have a filling between two teeth that was really discolored and this is actually turning that white, too. It's awesome, if it does nothing other than the whitening. I can't imagine how this could be harmful, but I wouldn't want to do the chemical whitening every day--or even a week at a time as they suggest.
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So:WHY on an empty stomach???

That is whats killing me. I don't MOVE without coffee first thing, let alone swish!
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I have been pulling for 2-3 months now but only like 5 days a week and only 10 minutes max each time. My teeth are whiter and i just went to the dentist for a cleaning and my gums didnt bleed at all and she barely had to scrape my teeth. She said "you must be a flosser because your gums are so healthy". I'm not flosssing or brushing any more than i ever have so i do attribute my good gums to the oil .
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So:WHY on an empty stomach???

That is whats killing me. I don't MOVE without coffee first thing, let alone swish!
You must've missed this earlier in the thread:

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Not that I'm a research junky or anything but I was curious, Googled, and in my reading came across a couple thoughts on why oil-pulling should be done on an empty stomach. I recalled seeing a few questions on the subject & thought someone might be interested...

Andreas seemed to be respected as an authority on OP.

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The mouth oil therapy is better done on a empty stomach to trigger the release of the maximum amount of the enzyme-containing saliva. These enzymes leach toxins and bacteria out of the blood and lymph fluids. When the stomach is full, the saliva secretions are minimal. Besides, keeping the oil may make you slightly nauseous, which is unlikely when doing this on an empty stomach.
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Nope, Didn't see it.
Thanks!
It looks like It is OK if I have my coffee and 8oz of "just up" water first then, as long as it isn't anything heavier.
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Ah Ha....I will try the OP on a full stomach, and see if that helps with my excessive salivation.
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Just don't forget that the saliva is part of this therapy. When saliva mixes with the oil, it becomes anticeptic. Without the saliva, you wouldn't get the full benefit of the oil pulling.
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Just don't forget that the saliva is part of this therapy. When saliva mixes with the oil, it becomes anticeptic. Without the saliva, you wouldn't get the full benefit of the oil pulling.
Don't worry Peony...I have enough saliva for 10 oil pullers.

Salivating right now reading this thread...
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I'm thinking of ordering some sesame oil from Amazon (since it's free shipping and I'm too lazy to go to the grocery store). I assume if it doesn't say it's toasted then it isn't? I don't want to end up with 4 bottles of the wrong stuff http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/...XL._SS500_.jpg
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I'm thinking of ordering some sesame oil from Amazon (since it's free shipping and I'm too lazy to go to the grocery store). I assume if it doesn't say it's toasted then it isn't? I don't want to end up with 4 bottles of the wrong stuff http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/...XL._SS500_.jpg
I got a BIG bottle of sesame oil at Kroger for under 3 bucks.
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Ok...I'll head to Kroger. Thanks for the info.
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My sesame oil didn't say anything on the front but Sesame Oil, but where it listed ingredients, it said toasted and it also contained another oil.
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I found expeller pressed sunflower oil at a large grocery store.
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My ingredients just said sesame oil. It is the Kroger generic.
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