Update: Okay, so after this post, I didn't oil pull again because there was no way I could handle the taste of the sesame seed oil. I gagged hardcore when I opened the bottle the second time.
I found Sunflower oil yesterday and I'm about to give it a shot :-). I used some of the oil for cooking yesterday because I ran out of my EVO and it smells pretty good. I'll let you know how it goes.
I'm almost done. This is FAR more tolerable than the damn sesame seed oil. It's still hard in the beginning because it's like ew, oil in my mouth and the whole texture thing but I got over it pretty quickly. It's more watery now and just feels like a mouthwash consistency.
Anyone tried or do this?
I'm doing it for the first time right now with Sesame Seed oil and OMG, I want to gag! It's not a taste I'm cool with but I'll stick it out until I find sunflower oil.
The basic idea behind it is, you swish (preferably) Sesame Seed oil (real toasted, not a blend) or Sunflower oil around in your mouth for about 20 minutes. It's supposed to help with a lot of things and heal your mouth of a lot of things, too. It's supposed to whiten teeth, too. It rids the body of toxins and bacteria, etc....
I'm trying it because I've noticed that I have some beginning stages of Periodontal disease :-(. My teeth are pretty but pregnancy KILLED my teeth and I, honestly, I didn't keep up with my oral hygeine like I should have. I didn't do very well during DS' very younger years. I'm embarrassed to say that but it is what it is.
I've done MUCH better the past few years but I hate flossing and haven't been to the dentist in over 5 years. I've never been able to afford it but I'm going to a place in July to help with all of that.
Anyway, a girl I know shared a post about Oil Pulling last night on FB and it intriged me!!
I have nothing else to lose so I figured I'd give it a try :-).
Here a list of the things it helps:
Below is a list of some of the most common conditions people have reported that respond to oil pulling:
Back and Neck Pain
The following can also be directly related to oral health and may respond to oil pulling therapy:
Adult Respiratory Distress
Syndrome (ARDS) Atherosclerosis Blood Disorders Brain Abscess Cancer Emphysema
Preterm/Low Birth Weight Babies
Toxic Shock Syndrome
Many types of Infectious Disease
Also here is a statistic that I found about it:
Results of Oilpulling Surveyby a news paper in India:
In 1996, after continuous publication of a regular column for three years in their Sunday edition on oil pulling, Andhra Jyoti, a Telugu daily news paper, conducted a survey to find out the types of diseases cured and the effectiveness of oil pulling. Out of a total of 1041 respondents, 927 (89%) reported cure of one or more diseases. People who did not report any cure were 114(11%).
The analysis indicated cure of the following types of chronic diseases by oil pulling:
Pains in the body and problems pertaining to neck and above 758 cases
Allergy and respiratory problems of lungs like asthma, bronchitis etc191 cases
Skin problems like pigmentation, itching, scars, black patches, and eczema etc 171 cases
Digestive system-155 cases
Arthritis and joint pains-91 cases
Heart disease and B.P-74 cases
Diseases pertaining to female reproductive system reported by women-21 cases
Diseases like Polio, Cancer, Leprosy, polycystic kidney, neural fibroma, paralysis etc 72
We'll see how it works. I'll do it for 30 days and if nothing happens, oh well.