Anyone here oil pull?

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    Dec 31, 2015 4:22 PM GMT
    I recently started oil pulling in the morning as an alternative to brushing my teeth. I brush my teeth in the evening. It takes a while but I can do it while doing other things. Its basically swishing oil around in your mouth for 5-20 minutes allowing the movement of the oil to disloage and attract bacteria. I use coconut oil because of its anti bacterial properties. Tasting coconut oil as I clean my teeth as opposed to toothpaste which is disgustingly sweet is an added bonus.
  • InsatiableBlo...

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    Dec 31, 2015 6:38 PM GMT
    You don't brush your teeth?
  • GWriter

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    Dec 31, 2015 8:49 PM GMT
    He said he brushes his teeth in the evening.

    I've tried it and I think it has some benefits. Now I'm motivated to start doing it again.
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    Dec 31, 2015 9:19 PM GMT
    InsatiableBloom saidYou don't brush your teeth?


    Read the second sentence that I wrote
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    Dec 31, 2015 9:22 PM GMT
    GWriter saidHe said he brushes his teeth in the evening.

    I've tried it and I think it has some benefits. Now I'm motivated to start doing it again.


    I love how easy it is. At first I thought it would be hard but since your hands aren't occupied its actually a time saver.
  • badbug

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    Dec 31, 2015 11:02 PM GMT

    I have never heard of this. I hang my head in shame.

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    Jan 01, 2016 3:20 AM GMT
    MrFuscle saidI recently started oil pulling in the morning as an alternative to brushing my teeth. I brush my teeth in the evening. It takes a while but I can do it while doing other things. Its basically swishing oil around in your mouth for 5-20 minutes allowing the movement of the oil to disloage and attract bacteria. I use coconut oil because of its anti bacterial properties. Tasting coconut oil as I clean my teeth as opposed to toothpaste which is disgustingly sweet is an added bonus.


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    Jan 01, 2016 10:37 AM GMT
    It is said that there is a lot of nice benefits of oil pulling. It is supposed to pull a lot of toxins out of your system. I did it for a while. But, because I'm not a fan of coconut I stopped.

    If you do start oil pulling use good, organic solid coconut oil. It doesn't take much. Spit it out in the garbage can! Unless you know a hot plumber. =)
  • 6packabs

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    Jan 01, 2016 10:59 AM GMT
    I have done it, and know people who speak highly of it. I haven't done it with consistency, but it is a fascinating subject matter to research.

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    Jan 01, 2016 11:25 AM GMT
    Wow I'm the 1st guy to reply thinking this was about using oil to pull the pud!

    I have a small glass jar of light olive for time with Rudy Palm and his 5 bro's. I'd like to think that I'm the 1st one that made this up( and I'll hear a comedian use it) from changing the "Rosie Palm and her 5 ___fill in the blanks" I forgot what and older sailor was telling me after he was phishing for a sex story out of me as a 20 something in the 80's.

    But I'm gonna do this Coconut oil once a day now. Oh to my teeth that is.

    Thank you MrFuscle

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    Jan 01, 2016 5:29 PM GMT
    lilhairydude saidWow I'm the 1st guy to reply thinking this was about using oil to pull the pud!

    I have a small glass jar of light olive for time with Rudy Palm and his 5 bro's. I'd like to think that I'm the 1st one that made this up( and I'll hear a comedian use it) from changing the "Rosie Palm and her 5 ___fill in the blanks" I forgot what and older sailor was telling me after he was phishing for a sex story out of me as a 20 something in the 80's.

    Olive oil is good.
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    Jan 01, 2016 7:28 PM GMT
    Good grief. Surely you guys realize that this is just internet bullshit...

    OK, let's assume that you don't know anything about bacterial cell surfaces, or the hydrophobicity of polysaccharide biofilms.

    You should be able to figure out that if this actually worked, you could clean your teeth just by eating a greasy burger.
  • wild_sky360

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    Jan 01, 2016 7:35 PM GMT
    I don't think it is ever intended to replace brushing or flossing. If anything it is a healthy alternative to mouthwash as an added check on bacteria.
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    Jan 01, 2016 7:40 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidGood grief. Surely you guys realize that this is just internet bullshit...

    OK, let's assume that you don't know anything about bacterial cell surfaces, or the hydrophobicity of polysaccharide biofilms.

    You should be able to figure out that if this actually worked, you could clean your teeth just by eating a greasy burger.


    I can't cite the exact mechanism but I believe that the lauricidin in coconut oil has a unique ability to penetrate some gram negative, but most gram positive bacteria and a similar effect on many viruses.
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    Jan 01, 2016 8:13 PM GMT
    wild_sky360 said
    mindgarden saidGood grief. Surely you guys realize that this is just internet bullshit...
    OK, let's assume that you don't know anything about bacterial cell surfaces, or the hydrophobicity of polysaccharide biofilms.
    You should be able to figure out that if this actually worked, you could clean your teeth just by eating a greasy burger.
    I can't cite the exact mechanism but I believe that the lauricidin in coconut oil has a unique ability to penetrate some gram negative, but most gram positive bacteria and a similar effect on many viruses.

    Yes, more technobabble please!   icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 01, 2016 8:52 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    wild_sky360 said
    mindgarden saidGood grief. Surely you guys realize that this is just internet bullshit...
    OK, let's assume that you don't know anything about bacterial cell surfaces, or the hydrophobicity of polysaccharide biofilms.
    You should be able to figure out that if this actually worked, you could clean your teeth just by eating a greasy burger.
    I can't cite the exact mechanism but I believe that the lauricidin in coconut oil has a unique ability to penetrate some gram negative, but most gram positive bacteria and a similar effect on many viruses.

    Yes, more technobabble please!   icon_rolleyes.gif


    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16010969

    http://www.aviva.ca/article.asp?articleid=13

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    Jan 01, 2016 9:49 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    wild_sky360 said
    mindgarden saidGood grief. Surely you guys realize that this is just internet bullshit...
    OK, let's assume that you don't know anything about bacterial cell surfaces, or the hydrophobicity of polysaccharide biofilms.
    You should be able to figure out that if this actually worked, you could clean your teeth just by eating a greasy burger.
    I can't cite the exact mechanism but I believe that the lauricidin in coconut oil has a unique ability to penetrate some gram negative, but most gram positive bacteria and a similar effect on many viruses.

    Yes, more technobabble please!   icon_rolleyes.gif


    What he's saying is that there is a tiny amount of detergent in coconut oil that, if it were purified out, and concentrated, could have antimicrobial properties. Nothing "unique" about it. Pretty much the same stuff that's in toothpaste at much higher concentrations. However, before it could affect bacteria, it would first have to emulsify all that oil. That's like trying to heat a blimp hangar by waving a Bic lighter at it from a different building.
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    Jan 01, 2016 10:15 PM GMT
    wild_sky360 said
    mindgarden saidGood grief. Surely you guys realize that this is just internet bullshit...

    OK, let's assume that you don't know anything about bacterial cell surfaces, or the hydrophobicity of polysaccharide biofilms.

    You should be able to figure out that if this actually worked, you could clean your teeth just by eating a greasy burger.


    I can't cite the exact mechanism but I believe that the lauricidin in coconut oil has a unique ability to penetrate some gram negative, but most gram positive bacteria and a similar effect on many viruses.


    http://skeptoid.com/blog/2013/11/11/oil-pulling-miracle-treatment-or-woo-mouthwash/

    ... you’d probably be better off rinsing with high-quality mouthwash and saving the oil for cooking a healthy meal.
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    Jan 01, 2016 10:21 PM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    wild_sky360 said
    mindgarden saidGood grief. Surely you guys realize that this is just internet bullshit...

    OK, let's assume that you don't know anything about bacterial cell surfaces, or the hydrophobicity of polysaccharide biofilms.

    You should be able to figure out that if this actually worked, you could clean your teeth just by eating a greasy burger.


    I can't cite the exact mechanism but I believe that the lauricidin in coconut oil has a unique ability to penetrate some gram negative, but most gram positive bacteria and a similar effect on many viruses.


    http://skeptoid.com/blog/2013/11/11/oil-pulling-miracle-treatment-or-woo-mouthwash/

    ... you’d probably be better off rinsing with high-quality mouthwash and saving the oil for cooking a healthy meal.


    It would probably taste better to most people too.
    But it's an ancient tradition; not an internet fad.
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    Jan 01, 2016 11:10 PM GMT
    Oil Pulling is used by the same people who wear crystals around their necks and believe in spells. It's never been proven to do anything but give you a greasy mouth.
  • FRE0

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    Jan 02, 2016 12:03 AM GMT
    Where is the proof that oil pulling has benefits?
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    Jan 02, 2016 12:43 AM GMT
    FRE0 saidWhere is the proof that oil pulling has benefits?


    There isn't. Its attributions are all anecdotal.

    http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/science-in-the-news/the-practice-of-oil-pulling

    This article cites the first: http://www.livescience.com/50896-oil-pulling-facts.html

    http://www.snopes.com/medical/homecure/oilpulling.asp

    https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/oil-pulling-your-leg/
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    Jan 02, 2016 2:00 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI didn't know what oil pulling was so I looked it up. What sort of concerned me was that some people online brought up the possible risk of inducing "lipoid" pneumonia. According to these users when sloshing oil in your mouth for twenty minutes tiny oil droplets can go down the trachea and cause a health risk.

    As of yet I have no way of verify the validity of those statements. But treatment for lipoid pneumonia doesn't look pleasant and would possibly require corticosteroids and immunoglobulins as it's not bacterial in nature.


    thanks for the information. I'll look into it.
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    Jan 02, 2016 2:06 AM GMT
    wild_sky360 said
    desertmuscl said
    wild_sky360 said
    mindgarden saidGood grief. Surely you guys realize that this is just internet bullshit...

    OK, let's assume that you don't know anything about bacterial cell surfaces, or the hydrophobicity of polysaccharide biofilms.

    You should be able to figure out that if this actually worked, you could clean your teeth just by eating a greasy burger.


    I can't cite the exact mechanism but I believe that the lauricidin in coconut oil has a unique ability to penetrate some gram negative, but most gram positive bacteria and a similar effect on many viruses.


    http://skeptoid.com/blog/2013/11/11/oil-pulling-miracle-treatment-or-woo-mouthwash/

    ... you’d probably be better off rinsing with high-quality mouthwash and saving the oil for cooking a healthy meal.


    It would probably taste better to most people too.
    But it's an ancient tradition; not an internet fad.


    Stoning people is also an ancient tradition. Doesn't make it right.

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    Jan 02, 2016 4:10 AM GMT
    Thank you Mindgarden and Morethanmuscle. I really like, appreciate and have fun reading your posts.

    Immediately after moving about a tablespoon of Organic Coconut oil about in my mouth for a few minutes my throat became irritated. The irritation lasted about 7 hours. I won't do that again and please guys be careful it's not worth it.