- Oral Health
Say NO to 'Root Canal' with 'Oil Pulling' !
The following started from a chat on my Face Book. The topic was about 'Oil Pulling' that was posted by Natural Cures Not Medicine ....a favorite of mine.....duh!
- John Hager II A year ago my dentist told me I needed a root canal. Luckily I've always questioned authority, and live to tell the tale. I went to the internet and found this, what follows, about 'pulling'! Today I am free of my 'problem'! Funny, my dentist didn't remark about my teeth anymore. Funnier still, I don't need a dentist anymore. Like · Reply
- Shawn - Is all you did was oil pull? With coconut oil? How many days a week did you pull? What else did you do besides oil to cleanse your teeth?
answer: My problem wasn't bad mind you, I didn't wait till the last minute to do something. (not that it wouldn't work then as well) I think, for me, it all started with smoking (tobacco) for most of my adult life. That was the first to go. I used to brush with the 'surgery shit' in the morning and baking soda in the evening. My parents started me on baking soda since I was born, and didn't have any candy until I was 12 maybe. It was on Easter, I can remember that. We still joke about it. "Mommy, bunny 'tanny'!
After the wake-up call that changed. I was never a big sugar eater or anything with it on. Now I use nothing else but baking soda, and rinse with apple cider vinegar. (1/3 water to whatever size container you use) I may smell like a salad, laugh go ahead, but hey I still have my teeth at age 59!
The same year I got the 'call' I got a water pic, and put a third or so of vinegar in that with water. Used that morning and night. I even brush my teeth in the shower. (just with water) ....and after I eat lunch. And to top it off I started 'pulling' in the morning. The dentist said he saw some little improvement before I pulled, but when I started that ......BADABING!
Hope this helps Shawn. Anything is better than the doctor'$ bull squeeze. Happy to turn you on, friend. ;)
Concerning Coconut Oil
For my 'pulling' I use olive oil only because of the expense. I can't see spitting out oil that cost me around $20.00 a bottle, liquid or not. Same as hemp oil, another oil I use. And yes I do keep it in my mouth for twenty minutes and treat it like a mouth wash. My morning walk takes about twenty minutes. My walk is a leisurely one, nothing that I would need to breath through my mouth during. Not as leisurely as stopping to talk to anybody on the way. I couldn't do that either. So you wouldn't want to jog, run or do any of that strenuous stuff to put you out of breath.
When I get home I simply brush my teeth the way I would normally. I brush my teeth after every meal, not that I use baking soda and swish with vinegar every time. I'll just use water.
Everything that I used to use butter with I now use coconut oil. And I do have a spoon full of it daily and let it rest in my mouth without cleaning it out. This may help but I am not sure. What I do know is I wont have to go through that dreaded surgery (any surgery, to me, is dreaded) called root canal, which I understand is very dangerous. Read further on the following links I've posted.
Best of luck to you all. And again, happy to have turned you on ~!
How to do oil pulling:
- Put 1-2 teaspoons of oil into the mouth. I prefer to use 2 teaspoons of organic coconut oil or Olive Oil. I scoop it out as a solid and let it melt in my mouth before swishing (I don’t like the texture of solid coconut oil).
- Swish for 20 minutes. Apparently the timing is key, according to Dr. Bruce Fife, author of , as this is long enough to break through plaque and bacteria but not long enough that the body starts re-absorbing the toxins and bacteria. The oil will get thicker and milky as it mixed with saliva during this time and it should be creamy-white when spit out. Oil Pulling Therapy
- Spit oil into the trash can. Especially if you have a septic system like I do… don’t spit into the sink! Do not swallow the oil as it is hopefully full of bacteria, toxins and pus that are now not in the mouth!
- Rinse well with warm water. Warm water seems to clean the mouth better (my opinion). I swish a few times with warm water to get any remaining oil out of my mouth.
- Brush well. Make sure any remaining bacteria is out of your mouth.
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