1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Oil Pulling

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by slickj101, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

    15,886
    8,901
    113
    Dec 21, 2007
    NY
    Recently discovered this and I'm pretty amazed that I've never heard of it before, given the many many positive effects and the simplicity of the procedure.

    http://oilpulling.com/index.htm

    The website has a ton of links and info on it. Everything is pretty straight forward.

    The basic idea is that the oil (I'm using organic refined sunflower oil) pulls out all the bacteria and other **** that accumulates in your mouth. It supposedly strengthens your teeth, gums, etc. and has a ****load of other benefits.

    I'll be doing it every day for 20 mins. Today is Day 1 and I'll be recording my findings here.

    :up:
     
    padre31 likes this.
  2. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

    99,465
    37,345
    0
    Nov 22, 2007
    inching to 100k posts
    Interesting, they are correct about cleaning the sink as you are basically using the oil to trap bacteria and then expelling it, plant oils also can turn rancid/.

    For me, I've begun honey and vinegar, just liquify the honey in the microwave in a coffee cup, put a shot of white or apple cider vinegar in with it add water, and down it.


    http://www.health-benefits-of-honey.com/applecidervinegarandhoney.html

    The one caveat is, do not mix it with that much water as the vinegar is very alkaline and could harm tooth enamel, so just down it like a shot of whiskey, which btw if one is used to taking shots of booze, you sort of get the same effect going down the hatch, a mild warm sensation all the way down...fun stuff.
     
  3. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

    15,886
    8,901
    113
    Dec 21, 2007
    NY
    I've heard that does a lot for you as well. Esp the throat as you said.

    This is a little different though seeing as you're swishing it around for 20 mins and then spitting all the garbage out. Idk if I said it in the beginning but DO NOT SWALLOW it.

    That's what she said.
     
  4. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

    15,886
    8,901
    113
    Dec 21, 2007
    NY
    Aright just did my first 20 mins.

    My initial observation is that my mouth feels dry and clean like I just went to the dentist.

    Supposedly, you see more benefits over time but for only doing this once, it does seem promising so far.
     
  5. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

    99,465
    37,345
    0
    Nov 22, 2007
    inching to 100k posts
    Funny thing about those oils, for example "omega 3"..uhm..cod liver oil is dirt cheap, same stuff...

    I'll give the oil method stuff a try
     
  6. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

    15,886
    8,901
    113
    Dec 21, 2007
    NY
    Just make sure you get the organic ones they suggest from the website. Certain oils aren't as effective apparently.

    Fish Oil is supposed to be really good for you too. I just started taking 3k milligrams a day. My dog is taking 1k :lol:
     
  7. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

    99,465
    37,345
    0
    Nov 22, 2007
    inching to 100k posts
    Thing is though, cod liver oil is just massively inexpensive, the pill form of fish oil costs 3x more

    Olive oil...in 5 minutes!...
     
  8. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

    15,886
    8,901
    113
    Dec 21, 2007
    NY
    Not really. I just got a 400 count container of 1k mgs for $14.

    The pill form is just easier and also a little safer, imo.
     
  9. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho -=| Censored |=- Club Member

    52,689
    25,584
    113
    Nov 13, 2009
    Always oil up before pulling yourself.
     
  10. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

    15,886
    8,901
    113
    Dec 21, 2007
    NY
    Until your girl has an allergic reaction from your dingaling tasting like a sunflower.
     
    MikeHoncho likes this.
  11. Ohio Fanatic

    Ohio Fanatic 30 years and counting Club Member

    26,071
    11,873
    113
    Nov 26, 2007
    Concord, MA
    You guys should be careful about the marketing hype. While there's no arguing that honey has medical benefits, that laundry list of benefits is obviously partially contrived.

    - Honey does not "treat flu or sinus infections". It's much more likely it has an effect on symptoms and while your natural immune system clears out the virus or bacteria, there's a placebo effect where you think the honey is doing wonders.

    - However, at least with honey, you can make the argument that there are ingredients that can actually become bioavailable for treating multiple maladies. With vinegar, not so much. While vinegar can have beneficial effects on areas within your mouth and throat, once it hits your stomach it hits an environment that is approximately 10 times more acidic than vinegar, the effect is mostly wiped out instantly. Vinegar is made up mostly of water with a little acetic acid. when it hits your gut, you get an initial spike of acetate in your system that only lasts a few (10-15) minutes before you end up peeing it all out. And I can tell you from an experience of many years in the infectious diseases area, you can not get a beneficial effect from something that shows such limited systemic exposure.
     
  12. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

    15,886
    8,901
    113
    Dec 21, 2007
    NY
    Aright it's been a week and I have to say I'm impressed so far.

    Like I said initially, my mouth feels a lot more dry and clean, my teeth look a shade whiter, and I've noticed that this gets rid of a lot of the **** that'll build up on your tongue.

    Def keeping it going.
     
  13. RGF

    RGF THE FINSTER Club Member

    5,320
    2,381
    113
    Nov 24, 2007
    NY
    Interesting. I`m seriously considering it.
     
  14. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

    99,465
    37,345
    0
    Nov 22, 2007
    inching to 100k posts
    Hmm, it is interesting that you say that OF, my experience has been it handles sore throats fairly well, and tbh, I've dropped some stubborn "stick point" weight, that could be for a number of reasons, however I do suspect the apple cidar vinegar has helped.

    As for the oil pulling, for me, that was a no go as the oil sort of made me wretch, would not dissuade anyone about trying it, will say this is not exactly scope you are swishing around your mouth, it is quite thick and viscous.
     
  15. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

    15,886
    8,901
    113
    Dec 21, 2007
    NY
    Sunflower oil? It just tastes like sunflower seeds and water. Vicious :lol:
     
  16. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

    99,465
    37,345
    0
    Nov 22, 2007
    inching to 100k posts
    :lol:

    That is viscous, not "vicious" ya want Jest fans to laugh at ya!?!?!
     
  17. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

    15,886
    8,901
    113
    Dec 21, 2007
    NY
    lol Jets fans wouldn't be able to spell either one.

    You want the oil to eventually become viScous, when it gets like that you know it's worked.
     
    padre31 likes this.
  18. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

    99,465
    37,345
    0
    Nov 22, 2007
    inching to 100k posts
    Still trying this Slick?

    I've stuck with the vinegar and honey and got down to 202 pds
     
  19. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho -=| Censored |=- Club Member

    52,689
    25,584
    113
    Nov 13, 2009
    I believe the word he was trying to spellify correctly is vacuous
     
    padre31 likes this.
  20. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

    99,465
    37,345
    0
    Nov 22, 2007
    inching to 100k posts
    Aw geez, don't you have a vapid friend request on myspace to attend to?
     
  21. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

    15,886
    8,901
    113
    Dec 21, 2007
    NY
    Def. I'll be staying with it for at least 6 months. Still seems like it's working.

    Over time it's supposed to reduce sensitivity and regenerate gums so I'll be looking for that.
     
  22. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

    34,088
    24,353
    113
    Dec 11, 2007
    A few years ago I noticed my super healthy Grandpa doing this with coconut oil. He didn't call it Oil Pulling, but he said if I swished coconut oil in my mouth for 30 minutes and spit it out I would be healthy.

    I gave it a try and I had the same experience as you did. The coconut oil almost made me throw up, and the thought of putting it in my mouth makes me feel nauseous.

    It could be the fact that it works so good that all of the toxins it pulls out is too much for my mouth at once.
     
  23. Sethdaddy8

    Sethdaddy8 New Member

    13,099
    6,464
    0
    Dec 6, 2007
    NJ
    30 minutes, jeez! how about like 5?
     
  24. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

    15,886
    8,901
    113
    Dec 21, 2007
    NY
    Won't do ****.

    :lol: Instant society.
     

Share This Page