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Old 06-28-2010, 08:19 PM   #61
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Kaybie...it's not an olympic event....LOL!
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OK, here's a question: Where do you spit out the oil when you're done? I read somewhere that you shouldn't spit it into your sink because it clogs up the pipes.
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I spit it in the sink and then run hot water and soap afterward. I haven't done it enough to really know if it would cause a problem though.
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I think I deserve a medal! I went for 20 mins today
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I've heard the story about the clogging pipes forever. It's only a tablespoon of oil or less....unless your pipes are really messed up, I really don't think this will be a problem (I've been spitting it into the sink for years now).

In Ayurveda, they say you are to OP on the commode, and then bury your sputum in the mud.....Well, I'm not sure my husband would like me starting a mud pit in the back yard...and I'm sure as hell not going to be out in my nightie diggin a mud hole every morning....neighbors think I'm weird enough.....
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I had a friend on the forum who always takes things farther than anyone else. When we were first starting, he decided that he was going to OP on his 1-1/2 hour commute everyday...so there he was, a bottle of sesame oil in the cup holder and an empty cup....careening down the freeway, spitting out every 20 minutes and glugging more out of the bottle.....oil drooling down his chin....ha ha. Everytime I think of him doing that...I can't help but giggle.....

Here's another fun thing. Get your spouse to try it. Then in the morning, do it at the same time. Invariably someone needs to communicate. My husband and I make hand gestures, and grunting noises. My husband has gotten good at slightly holding his head back and talking like scooby doo.....

Sometimes the phone rings and you forget your are swishing. So you pick up the phone and realize you can't speak....the other person is saying...Hello? Hello?....and you are sort of making grunting noises. The only thing you can do at that point is hang up on them. Once my Dad was about to call 911 when my husband did this.....
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I did OP last summer for a while...I'm starting back now...

My main interest is energy...I seem to have so little these days...I'm hoping the CO OP will help me out!

I did it for 20 minutes while exercising on the elliptical this morning. How's that for multitasking??
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I had a friend on the forum who always takes things farther than anyone else. When we were first starting, he decided that he was going to OP on his 1-1/2 hour commute everyday...so there he was, a bottle of sesame oil in the cup holder and an empty cup....careening down the freeway, spitting out every 20 minutes and glugging more out of the bottle.....oil drooling down his chin....ha ha. Everytime I think of him doing that...I can't help but giggle.
Good use of commute time! Visualizing it made me laugh, lol!
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I am going to try doing this again tomorrow while I am in the shower. I found the other two times that I tried this that I had intentions of doing it at some point during the day but it never happened because I would get busy and forget.
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:49 PM   #70
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I've heard the story about the clogging pipes forever. It's only a tablespoon of oil or less....unless your pipes are really messed up, I really don't think this will be a problem (I've been spitting it into the sink for years now).
Thanks. I'm using coconut oil and remember reading about pipes clogging, but it was probably the same thing you've heard.

I spend about five minutes in the shower (native Californian), so there's no way I'm extending that to 20 just to OP. I do it while I check into LCF after I've had coffee (which is probably not the way to do it, but I figure it'll get rid of the coffee on my teeth). Three days so far. I notice today that I seem to have a lot of phlegm in my chest, which I assume is from the OP since I'm not sick. Not sure if I'm crazy about that effect.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:01 PM   #71
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This was my second day.... My teeth do feel less fuzzy
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:03 AM   #72
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Did my 10-15 minutes in the shower this morning. I hope to be able to remember to do this daily and see some sort of results.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:28 PM   #73
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Just remember, if you are one of the lucky ones (and there are many) your teeth will whiten signficantly. And it doesn't hurt your enamel like those over the counter teeth whiteners....

But really, the proof is in your next dentists visit...for sure. I would be willing to give a full, money back guarantee on that.....
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:27 AM   #75
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Sure, that's fine. Any oil except toasted. I tend to stay away from Canola Oil myself, and I never use processed oils (just don't have them in the house). Dark oils may sink into your teeth and stain them....we've had a few people that Olive Oil did that to them, but we've had many more that said they had no effect...so go figure.

If the theory that you do absorb the properties of the oil into your system is true, then I'd go for the best unrefined, organic oil you can get. My #1 preference is Sesame Oil, but really, any oil will do it for you.

I'm so pleased at the open mindedness of this forum.....how refereshing from some other places I've discussed this. Like I had a third eye or something....
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Did my second day of OP this morning. I made it about 13 minutes this time as oppossed to 10 yesterday. Already my teeth are whiter which is really nice. I am hoping this works for my dental health as well since I've had gum disease in the past.
On a side note. Yesterday I noticed one tonsil is very sore. I OP'd in the evening, later gargled with some warm water and vineagar, then OP'd this morning. It feels better this morning, still sore but better. I wonder if the OP is helping at all?
Anyhow, looking forward to seeing more results!
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:56 AM   #77
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I did it in the afternoon yesterday not very long after a big lunch. I won't be doing that again! I felt incredibly full and had heartburn, which didn't go away for about 40 minutes.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:41 AM   #78
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I am doing it right now,,,I only did it for 7 minutes this morning,,so I thought I would do it again this afternoon,,,and I am hoping to make it 10 minutes..
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:48 PM   #79
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LGNA - look at the color of your gums now. Check out the color of your gums a month from now after OPing....they get nice and pink. One of the really cool side effects is if you have loose teeth, or sensitive enamel. Helps with both of those things quite well.
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2nd day completed. The only thing was that shortly after doing it I ended up with a weird stomach ache. It didn't last long so that was good. I do wonder if there was a connection.

I have read about OP quite a bit and it seems that I have read mixed opinions about how many times a day one should do it and if it really matters if you do it with an empty stomach or not.
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I have saved myself from a root canal (was told over 3 months ago I needed one) using OP. I use organic cold pressed sesame oil.
My husband told me he thinks it has to do with the specific gravity of the oil.

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Old 07-01-2010, 02:23 PM   #82
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It's weird that foamy stuff. I've noticed that it gets worse when I eat dairy....Sometimes it will double the oil in your mouth!! It's the mixture of saliva and oil, but why in the world it gets that thick? You are supposed to swish until it gets thin again (old school, but that's what everyone says).

Here's the really good part. NO MORE MORNING BREATH. I swear to you. One of the coolest things my DH and I noticed. So, what makes morning breath? Overnight fermented bacteria. So if you swish the morning before, and the next morning no dragon breath......that's extremely telling, don't you think?
Oh yes.. I meant to mention it is GREAT for morning breath.. or "bad breath" in general. I also used to always have a coating on my tongue that is long gone now.

I used to add oregano oil but am out. I NEED more because it's also in my candida arsenal.

Cool thread.

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I started this a couple of years ago after getting a set of veneers and having issues with my gums that I could not heal. My naturopath turned me onto OP and it's totally healed my gums.

I have a history of bad teeth.. I have had three root canals and WISH I had known about this years ago. I am pretty sure if I keep it up I won't need a 4th one! IMO everyone should do this.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:40 PM   #83
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hi Molly Bloom and everyone


I have 2 questions
I started oil pulling a year or so ago, but didnt keep it up - I seem to produce such amounts of saliva that its too much , cant do even 5 minutes without spitting
So this time I am just spitting now and then :blush: what a funny thing to say. But its the only way to get to 20 minutes. Should I keep doing this or add more oil, or start again?

the other thing I want to ask about is dental abscess I have a hard bump over a tooth, at the apex. For about 6 years. If I get distressed ( say, a bereavement or a great worry) it flares up and forms a blister that pops. My dentist says I can just live with it as my body is self caring it... draining ok. It is impossible to root canal it. He says to live with it till it is a problem, then if necessary extract the tooth and do a bridge.

Is it possible that oil pulling will help this?
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Yes and no. I've heard of people with stranger things than that get completely healed. I've heard of people with major abscesses heal themselves.

Use a much smaller amount of oil until you find an amount that doesn't completely fill your mouth. The oil will expand at some point (BTW, mine never does anymore after years of doing this).

Like Daisy mentioned above, you can go to a health food store and pick up a bottle of Oil of Oregano. This is powerful stuff (nature's antibiotic). Put ONE DROP in your pulling oil (it will taste bitter). Use it for only 10 days and then take a break for a couple of months. You might want to wait until you have a flair up, or you can try it now to see if you can get rid of the darn thing permanently. I have heard of people putting tea tree oil on gauze and applying it straight to dental problems. I've personally never tried this, but others have sworn by it.

BTW, if and when you get the Oil of Oregano, this is not oil from the stuff you use in cooking, this is a plant from the mediterranean. Do not do what I did, put a few drops on my husbands tongue (my guinea pig).....I have yet to live that down. I think it took a full 24 hours for his eyes to stop watering....LOL.
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I have read about OP quite a bit and it seems that I have read mixed opinions about how many times a day one should do it and if it really matters if you do it with an empty stomach or not.
Oh, you will hear a ton of things. I really think this is very individual. Some people are more sensitive than others. But seriously, it won't change the effectiveness of the therapy either on a full or empty stomach.
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Jean B...is the blister next to a tooth with a filling by any chance? I had the same problem for years and years and my dentist said he will leave it until it really bothers me as he didnt want to remove the tooth. But I had to go for a filling because the old one fell out and he put in a new one and the blister vanished no problems since. I guess the old filling coming out let the pressure of the blister come out of the tooth. Hope you figure it out it can be very annoying.

When I read this thread a few days ago I keep saying I will start this tomorrow and always forget I think I need to leave some oil in the bathroom that way I have no excuse.
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Yes and no. I've heard of people with stranger things than that get completely healed. I've heard of people with major abscesses heal themselves.

Use a much smaller amount of oil until you find an amount that doesn't completely fill your mouth. The oil will expand at some point (BTW, mine never does anymore after years of doing this).

Like Daisy mentioned above, you can go to a health food store and pick up a bottle of Oil of Oregano. This is powerful stuff (nature's antibiotic). Put ONE DROP in your pulling oil (it will taste bitter). Use it for only 10 days and then take a break for a couple of months. You might want to wait until you have a flair up, or you can try it now to see if you can get rid of the darn thing permanently. I have heard of people putting tea tree oil on gauze and applying it straight to dental problems. I've personally never tried this, but others have sworn by it.

BTW, if and when you get the Oil of Oregano, this is not oil from the stuff you use in cooking, this is a plant from the mediterranean. Do not do what I did, put a few drops on my husbands tongue (my guinea pig).....I have yet to live that down. I think it took a full 24 hours for his eyes to stop watering....LOL.
Have you heard anything about clove oil? My daughter had a dry socket after her wisdom teeth were pulled and the orthodontist put a gauze soaked in clove oil in the socket and it immediately relieved her of her horrible pain. I have no other knowledge of this rather than this one experience but maybe you have heard of it with your experience?
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Oh sure Cali, clove oil is a good antiseptic, and if I remember correctly it is a pain reliever. It's very hot however, and can burn sensitive skin. When I'm using an essential oil that is very hot, I mix it with another oil until I get the heat I can stand. For my skin I always mix with Jojoba, and for my mouth, I use sesame.
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Jean B...is the blister next to a tooth with a filling by any chance? .
yes, sort of - the blister/bump was there but the filled tooth cracked so it was crowned. I have it looked at every check up and x rayed and it seems its one of those things that can be lived with. But I would prefer it went away!

glad someone else has a similar story!
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