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Old 15-09-2013, 06:58 AM
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I've heard coconut oil is good because of its special healing properties. I might try it.
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Old 03-09-2014, 12:58 AM
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A lot of Ayurvedic practices have been backed up by science, but oil pulling isn't one of them. It's the kind of thing that was beneficial thousands of years ago when the practice was developed, but has been rendered obsolete. The only measurable benefit it's been shown to have is that it cleans your teeth and mouth, but it doesn't even do that as well as brushing and flossing.
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Old 09-04-2015, 07:54 AM
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Oil pulling is definitely good for oral health. It helps break down the germs and toxins in your mouth, which in turn means they don't spread in your blood to the rest of your body. This reduces the toxic burden on your immune system and can result in better health overall. Sunflower oil and sesame oil are good for oil pulling. Coconut oil is especially good because it has antibacterial and anti viral properties.
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Old 29-10-2016, 10:48 AM
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Never tried but would like to
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Old 29-10-2016, 12:36 PM
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I love oil pulling, I've been doing it for two years now on and off...whenever my gums ache, teeth ache ( no serious problems , but sometimes they just ache)
Ill oil pull for a while and it feels so much better.
I particularly find it more helpful for the gums...after a cycle of oil pulling they feel just like I feel in my bodies muscles after a workout....
They seem stronger and feel healthier.....
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Im on day two of oil pulling, can't wait to see if the results, it sounds amazing. Anyone on here uses it?

I have been doing it for probably a year now. I do it at least 4 times a week but sometimes I do it 6 times a week, it just depends on how the week is going. (It doesn't work in my schedule to do it in the mornings so I do it in the evening which the vast majority of the time isn't an issue.)

I can't speak to if my toxin load in my body is less because I am already doing so many things for my health that natural detoxify, but it definitely could be contributing.

I use sesame seed oil. When I first started I used coconut oil but I am a strong Kapha in ayurveda and coconut oil is WRONG for me. My joints started hurting so bad--which I assume was fluid buildup--that it felt like I was developing arthritis, but when I switched to sesame oil the joint pain went away completely.

Where you will notice the most change from a great routine in oil pulling is with your teeth and trips to the dentist. I don't know how the heck it does it but oil pulling actually cleans all the tarter/plaque from your teeth and they are so smooth it feels like you just came back from a cleaning at the dentist!

I recently had a teeth cleaning from a dentist, and because of a crazy intense work schedule it had been two years since my last cleaning, but I got praised up and down from the hygienist at what a good job I was doing with my oral health! That was the easiest and fasted cleaning I have ever had at the dentist, and that in itself is worth doing it for me!
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Old 24-06-2017, 07:03 PM
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I've heard coconut oil is good because of its special healing properties. I might try it.

Coconut oil is supposed to be good because it kills candida yeast, which grows in the gums and is fed by all the sugar we eat. It also balances the yeast in your gut if you swallow a tablespoon or two a day (do not swallow the oil used for oil pulling though, it will be full of bacteria)
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