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Old 07-05-2010, 08:03 AM   #121
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[QUOTE=Paula 67;13657893]Does anyone use natural toothpaste without flouride? What brand do you use?

I just bought some Kiss My Face brand at the health food store. I'm a little nervous about the no flouride thing (I been so well brainwashed by the ADA). Truthfully, flouride has never prevented cavities for me.

In another OP thread someone posted about how commercial toothpastes coat the teeth and prevent the natural good things in saliva from reaching and repairing our teeth.[/QUOTE]

I have never thought about that before....
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:45 AM   #122
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I want to try OP but I'm a bit afraid since a friend declares that overtime it will pull out my old metal fillings. She says since the old metal fillings contained mercury or something then the OP will remove it as it does other toxins. Has anyone heard of someone losing a filling from oil pulling?
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YES...it's glycerine. Apparently if you brush your teeth with this it attracts stuff and sticks to your teeth....and I read it takes about 20 brushings to get that layer off. It's sort of like a glue (and a magnet).

Xylitol makes a great toothpaste....but it's expensive! My husband started buying Ultrabrite again.
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ok, so I did about a tsp or two of coconut oil this morning...lemme just say i ONLY made it 5 minutes - but hey - i made it 5 minutes!!!

I definitely want to continue this and see if I do reap any benefits from it...i do have to admit - it was a little gross - but I also HATE watching people brush their teeth or even looking in the mirror when I brush my own (yes, i'm weird)...i spat it out outside instead of down the drain (paranoid about coconut oil turning back to solid)...but I will admit - and it's probably more a mental thing - I swear I could taste SO much better almost immediately this morning.

while I was on my honeymoon last week - I've had sinus issues since the day of our wedding (saturday june 26) and ON our honeymoon i had a small cold. we went to dixie stampede one night and I couldn't taste ANY of the food! so I didn't eat half of it.

and this morning I woke up with the whole "one sinus working" thing ... did the OP and *WARNING TMI* the mucus in my sinus' have been loosened up all day!
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How long does everyone "swish"? I was thinking 5 minutes would be all I could handle.
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:13 AM   #126
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How long does everyone "swish"? I was thinking 5 minutes would be all I could handle.
well, like I just posted above, 5 minutes was ALL i could do - but from what I read, up to 20 minutes is what a lot of people do. there's no WAY i could do that - 5 was hard enough!!
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:22 AM   #127
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Well, I tried this morning, with safflower oil and I don't even think I made it for 5 minutes. It was probably more like two minutes. I noticed after I rinsed my mouth with the sea-salt water that my mouth did feel "cleaner."

I've got some coconut oil, but I could not get the dang jar opened this morning, so I just went with the safflower oil that I had on hand.
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I swish for at least 20 minutes. It doesn't bother me..
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:42 AM   #129
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So what do you do when you "oil pull"; you just swish oil around in your mouth? Like mouth wash? I have never heard of it before! But it sounds interesting
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Yes, Pink that's all you do. Any nut or seed oil (stay away from toasted oils). I know, it sounds a bit weird...but it's from thousand of years of Ayurveda practice.

For everyone that is only doing this for 5 minutes, remember to initially keep the oil in the front of your mouth and away from your gag reflexes. Pretty soon you'll easily go 20- minutes, and at some point you'll be swishing for over 30 not even realizing the time has flown by.....And don't swish too hard, it only needs to be a gentle swish...you'll end up with a jaw ache otherwise :-)
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:27 AM   #131
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I believe I read somewhere a while back that the reason for 20 minutes is because it ensures that the body circulates the toxins we want to take out completely.
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I've been doing it for a few days now. Initially it was with CO (the other choice would have been EVOO, and I read some said it stained their teeth), and a couple of days ago I finally got some organic sunflower oil. Definitely prefer the SO over the CO (milder), and I can only swish for 10 min at a time, but I do it twice, to get my 20 minutes in. First thing in the morning, and I think my teeth are whiter. So I'll keep it up and see if that's not just my imagination. I drink coffee all the time and my teeth have never been white, despite the whitening I've done at the dentist's office.
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Coconut Oil is powerful. Maybe more powerful than people realize. In my time reading peoples experiences, CO caused more reactions (good and bad) than any other oil. It is a very strong anti viral.

When I start to feel like I'm coming down with something I go to the CO immediately. Personally I don't like that initial feeling of the solids on my tongue. It's a personal thing. But I do love the taste!

Any of the people out there taking CO daily, I think it's the most amazing oil acid out there. It was demonized for so many years.

I read about a group of isolated people on an island outside of Australia. The entire diet consisted of fish and coconuts. They lived and thrived on this diet for generations. Extremely healthy people.

It was not until Western diets were introduced, and the whole tribe became quite ill with diabetes and heart disease and cancer. A bunch of them were shipped to the mainland and all started getting quite sick. They also started shipping rations to the group left on the island. At one point the shipping line broke down, so the islanders went back to eating fish and coconut. Their diseases started going away until they were back to their initial health and vitality.
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I am swishing as we speak. I'll let you know how it goes. Julie
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:58 AM   #135
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For those of you having a tough time initially, I did this a couple of years ago and really couldn't do it for very long. I stopped doing it for various reasons, but I'm finding it so much easier this time (and last time I was using safflower oil vs. coconut oil this time). So don't give up! Just start slowly.
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Old 07-05-2010, 12:39 PM   #136
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I must have been raised under a rock - I have never heard of this! But I am intrigued! I have both coconut oil and safflower oil - which one should I start with??
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I have been doing this the last 3 mornings, I managed 10 minutes the last 2 times, my mouth feels cleaner cant wait to notice whiter teeth!
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I thought it was sunflower! Anyone clarify
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Molly has said a couple of times in this thread that any oil will do as long as it's not toasted, so sunflower would be fine!
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I've been doing it for several days now. No problems
I can't tell any difference in the way I feel or anything but I will keep it up.
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:24 PM   #141
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Spikers Mom....It's all over the internet...however many people are not open minded to things that sound odd. Thousands of years of Ayurveda has proven that the acids in oils have more healing properties than we really understand. Ayurveda goes back....I think I read it was 5,000 years ago it was first put into written text. It is possibly much older than that I suspect.

I have to congratulate all the people on this thread for their open minded-ness. As I said, this is the greatest gift I can offer anyone, the gift of dental health that has great impact on our physiology.
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:39 PM   #142
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Paula..... you commented about toothpaste coating your teeth. The gal who cleans my teeth told me to brush without toothpaste first and then follow up with paste for the fluoride protection. This was because the paste does coat the teeth. I'm not convinced regarding fluoride being beneficial so have been brushing with nothing but water for the past 6 months. My teeth feel fine.

I have had tartar problems so have started pulling with coconut oil this past few days and will continue and see what happens when I go back in for a check up next month.
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:03 PM   #143
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You know what's weird? There are weekends where my hubby and I take our time Oil Pulling, then swish with sea salt water.....and forget to brush!! It'll be mid afternoon, and you are in public and think....oh no, I didn't brush.

The weird thing is, between the LC diet and the Oil Pulling, I don't have bad breath, even getting out of bed in the morning....
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Would Rice bran oil be ok?
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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.
Sorry, I didn't read all the way through all the replies....but I have used OP on and off for about 6 months, and it cleared up my keratosis too.

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Yes, some people have said it causes insomnia. I always do this in the morning, unless I have lung congestion. I have no idea why this happens, but what a pick me up in the morning, nevertheless.
I have heard/read that simply reducing toxins in your body automatically gives you a burst of energy. So, you shouldn't OP in the evening. I also take diatomaceous earth, and for the same reasons, only in the morning....
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Not sure if this is related but I have lost nearly 6lbs in 5 days and made a new low, I was having problems for ages trying to lose 1lb a week, I have been doing O P the last 4 mornings, what do you guys think does this help weight loss lol?
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Some people say that CO and MCTs increase your metabolism causing more calories to be burned. This is the same effect that supposedly keeps me awake when I use it.

I don't know how definite that is, other people say it's bunk...
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I've heard of people losing weight as well. Unfortunately I never experienced this until Low Carbing....

It could be that your system is in distress with inflammation, etc. By relieving a toxic load via your dental orifice, then it could very well be that your organs are heaving a big sigh of relief. Happy organs, good physical health.

And to the poster before regarding filings, I'm sorry I missed your post. Oil Pulling is just swishing some food around your mouth. If you fillings are loose already, then they would just as easily come out during eating. Swishing a bit of oil around is NOT going to make your filings come out. And as far as the mercury in your filings, again eating and drinking would have the same effect if that is something you are concerned about.
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I also take diatomaceous earth, and for the same reasons, only in the morning....
Yeah that. I've mentioned DE on these boards. Truly one of the best things for your skin, building collagen from the inside out.

How do you take your DE? This guy I really respect said that you need to saturate water in order to get it to absorb. So we have a water jug in the fridge which we always keep a layer of DE at the bottom. We distill our water, and then add all the minerals back in, including the DE.

DE is the bomb. But I digress, maybe save it for another thread :-)
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Hey Molly - I tried it this morning while I took my shower! I want to keep it up at least until my next dental cleaning. That's in early Sept. Thanks for explaining it so well!
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