(Closed) Is anyone else oil pulling? If not, start NOW!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Interesting! I had seen this before but never given it much thought. Now I’m curious to see if it would help. My oral hygienist is always babbling about my gums but I brush and floss twice a day so I didn’t know what else to do.

Maybe she will be impressed in six months!

I will chronicle my journey haha.

Tomorrow morning is day 1

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@BurlapnLace:  That doesn’t seem so bad! Trying it tonight 🙂 

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Seriously you can use olive oil? If so I’m going to try this… Have no clue how it’s supposed to help your skin but doesn’t hurt to try. 

Post # 22
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Helper bee

Hmmm… as long as I remember, I’m going to try this first thing tomorrow morning.

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I gotta ask, does this have any scientific basis? I don’t know of any biological process that this would work through, besides the minor amounts you would end up swallowing possibly having health benefits since coconut oil is good for you generally. I know they say it “pulls” toxins out of the body, what toxins specificaly, and how?

If this actualy has studies to back it up thats awesome and I would totally try it, but I can’t see myself swishing around oil in my mouth for 20-30 minutes every day without some serious evidence. lol

 

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I used to do it and I can vouch that my teeth, tongue and mouth were very clean.  It didn’t cure cancer or anything, but I don’t have it to begin with.

It’s not recommended for people who are pregnant though.

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@atreyu547:  Olive oil is a little pungent.  Sunflower oil is really the best.  It doesn’t have any taste.  The coconut oil is an acquired taste, especially having it emulsify in your mouth.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@peaseblossom:  I am curious myself, but ditto this.

Post # 27
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Helper bee

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@louisianablue:  

Do you know why it’s not recommended for preggos?  I’m glad you mentioned that, cuz I wouldn’t have thought of even double checking before trying because it seems so harmless.

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@atreyu547:  I read olive oil can make the teeth yellow 

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@jaia07:  I don’t really know for sure, but I think I read that you shouldn’t try to purge any toxins and such while you are pregnant.  I think it might result in a miscarriage.  My mom told me the same about a detoxifying tea that I like to drink.

Just better to be safe than sorry.

ETA: I just googled and some people say it is safe, but there seem to be conflicting opinions about this.

 

 

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Errr… so if coconut oil is so good for your teeth why did my dentist tell me to cut back on the Almond Joys?

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@peaseblossom:  file:///home/chronos/user/Downloads/60b7d514d29faa8d58.pdf

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