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Old 01-11-2012, 04:35 PM   #361
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I had my mercury fillings removed, but my dentist did not take the precautions to protect me, so I got some poisoning.. I'm better now, but it did affect me for a bit... if you get your mercury fillings removed make sure they protect you so you don't inhale the mercury they are removing!

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How do you know you got poisoning? And how do they protect you? My kids will be getting some out soon.
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:21 PM   #362
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One more thing, since you guys on this forum seem to be my "peeps" now.....

One of the weird effects of OP was getting rid of Keratosis Pilaris, commonly known as chicken skin. I don't know if anyone has this, but it usually presents as redish bumpy skin (like goose bumps). One of my posters noticed her's had gone away, and sure enough my husband who has this big time on his arms and thighs, his was gone too. My poster started introducing this at the Keratosis Pilaris forum, and it's taken off. There is no known "cure" for KP, but the results are amazing. So it just makes you wonder....what exactly is OP doing that causes this change in one's skin? Food for thought.
Wait wait, for reallll?? So if I swish oil around in my mouth, I could possibly get rid of these bumps? You've given me hope again, I hardly ever wear short sleeved shirts. Scratch that, I never wear them in public. I thought there was never gonna be a cure. If it doesn't help, I won't be too disappointed, as I thought I was stuck with em anyway, but if it does, I'll just have to.. to idk haha
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:30 AM   #363
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Hey Melanie, the medium-chain-triglycerides (and some of the other components) in CO are amazing. Oil-pulling, over time, seems to have positive anti-inflammatory / anti-microbial effect for a lot of people. AND, other oils have other, positive effects.

In addition to OP with CO, you can test it on your skin and, if you do not have a reddening/hives, slather it on. I use it as a moisturizer and have actually watched a few scars fade away.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:34 AM   #364
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OP warning (that is probably somewhere in this thread but bears repeating) - OP creates a low/no oxygen environment in your mouth (liquid swishing in mouth = mouth closed and doohickey that leads to the lungs at the back of your throat automatically closed). If the moving liquid comes close to that doohickey, your body thinks you are about to inhale liquid and said liquid comes out in a BIG hurry! I tried OP with olive oil and ended up cleaning OO off my furniture and rug (and laughing my tail off).
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:28 AM   #365
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I OP with CO in the shower but a friend of mine suffers from rosecea and started using Oil of Oregano to clear it up (doesn't cure but keeps the bumps away) so I started putting 1-2 drops of Oregano Oil in my CO to help with my periodontal diseased gums. Hopefully it is helping won't know until I go back to the specialist (who wants me to have surgical tooth cleaning).

CO sure helps to keep my coffee stains down and I've noticed that my old-age yellow is not as bad as it was.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:34 AM   #366
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Something else I do- I bought a single (quarter size) pill case and spooned Nutiva CO in it and I use it on my lips. It is better than any lip balm or chapstick and my lips are smooth even in winter, and they taste good, lol (I like the taste of CO).
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:20 AM   #367
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Something else I do- I bought a single (quarter size) pill case and spooned Nutiva CO in it and I use it on my lips. It is better than any lip balm or chapstick and my lips are smooth even in winter, and they taste good, lol (I like the taste of CO).
that's clever!!
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:17 PM   #368
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okay I started up again today. I did OP for a few years and got nice white teeth, but stopped when life got in my way.

Well I had a big 'ol swollen gum next to a tooth where I had a root canal 11 years ago. The dentist thought it was a cracked root and sent me to the endodontist who did the root canal years ago. Well he went in and said it wasn't a cracked root, BUT the tooth had been leaking apparently for a long time. Leaking what, I said. BACTERIA, he said.

I have an autoimmune disorder so do not need any bacteria leaking in my system. I was reading how awful and dangerous root canals are and am now freaking out a bit.

So I am getting out my oils and starting oil pulling again! I sure hope this helps me.

I always thought I was doing the right thing for my body with the root canal. Didn't know I could have been giving myself diseases!!
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:03 PM   #369
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coconut oil

I probably missed this somewhere in the many pages of this thread, but would like to know. Those of you who pull with Coconut Oil, do you heat it first? I have cold pressed coconut oil that I use for cooking, and fractionated coconut oil that I use to blend essential oils. The fractionated would be MUCH too expensive for me to pull with everyday, but I'd really love to try this. Do you heat your oil in the microwave since it's solid at room temp? Would this damage the oil? THANKS!!!!!
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:10 PM   #370
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no it wouldn't. just warm it enough to melt it abit. if the nuker worries you just scoop some out and put it in a bowl over hot water and ti will eventually melt. Personally, if it's solid, I just scoop it out with a spoon and put it in my mouth and let it melt in my mouth. Saves electricity.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:31 AM   #371
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I just scoop and swish.
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:24 AM   #372
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I believe CO melts at around 77 degrees. My jar is solid in the winter and liquid in the summer. Yes, I just put the solid in my mouth and it melts in no time. Then....
I'm always worried the phone will ring

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Old 02-25-2012, 05:36 AM   #373
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I'm glad this thread popped up. I forget to do this. I have a new batch of CO so I need to get to pulling
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:23 PM   #374
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Hi all - I've been reading this thread off and on the past few days.

I received my order of CO today (first ever order) and it's been outside, melting nicely, all day - it's mostly liquid right now, with a very small "core" of solid. If I put it in my pantry, it's going to solidify, right? This won't hurt the oil? If it's supposed to solidify and doesn't, does that mean it's now bad or just that my pantry isn't cool enough? (I'm in FL and I'm not running the A/C yet, my house is around 80, with windows open.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:34 PM   #375
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Okay...Google was my friend about the melted oil.

Funny story:

I tried pulling for the first time this morning. I lasted 5 minutes before I had a horrible, horrible tickling at the back of my throat that made me want to cough.

I tried to ignore it. It got worse. I tried a little cough...just made it 10xinfinity worse. I was started to cough-heave and, since I was in the middle of the house, nowhere near a sink, I ended up swallowing the swished oil rather than coughing it out all over the diningroom rug.

Ick. Not how I wanted to start my day. Ah well. Tomorrow I'll try and last 6 minutes before coughing.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:48 AM   #376
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Very funny, Beagle! Next time, start with a little bit of oil and work your way up. And, as you discovered, OP and wandering too far from the sink are incompatible.

CO ages very slowly, it takes a lot to make it go bad. It should be perfectly comfortable in a semi-liquid state in your house (I'd be burning up!)
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:22 AM   #377
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I'm hooked on OP!

As a previous poster mentioned, OP works wonders for cleaning around permanent retainers. I have a G-bar behind my bottom front teeth that gets a lot of build up. I am a brushing freak and my family says I brush too hard cuz my toothbrushes never last that long! After OP just once, the buildup was completely gone! Usually I have to pick pick pick at it and it never really gets that clean.

I'm only on day 3 right now, but the slimy feeling in my mouth is getting better. I'm definitely going to keep at it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:54 AM   #378
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Hi haven't posted in a long time, but this thread needs reviving. How is everyone doing with the oil pulling? I just started 6 days ago to get rid of a tooth infection and to try and tighten up a loose front tooth. After just 4 days of pulling the infection was gone and the tooth is now tightening up. I follow my OP with plain salt water rinse.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:58 AM   #379
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I have been completely amazed by this thread and started the OP today. I had never heard of it until yesterday. Thanks to everyone for their insights!
I'm definitely going to keep it up.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:14 AM   #380
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After just one week, my teeth are tighter and my gums are healthier. I was even able to basically flick off a large piece of tarter off one of my teeth. It was at the bottom of the tooth and kinda noticeable if I smiled wide. Today it came off with no effort with my dental pic.
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