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February 3rd, 2009

Origins of Oil Pulling

So, what EXACTLY is oil pulling? Oil pulling (often referred to as oil swirling or oil swishing), invented by Ukrainian Physician Dr. F. Karach, M.D., is basically the process of swishing around oil in your mouth (think mouthwash, except using oil instead) for a period of usually about 15-25 minutes. It is referred to as “Kavala Graham” in Ayurveda texts. So why would anyone be crazy enough or even remotely have any interest in doing this? Dr. Karach has said that his method heals the person as a whole. When Dr. Karach studied his oil under a microscope after pulling, he discovered many live micro-organisms swimming in it.  He himself has cured his chronic blood disease of which he suffered with for over 15 years! The main premise of oil pulling is that by swishing oil inside of your mouth, toxins get “pulled” from your bloodstream and into the mucous membrane.One study entitled performed by Sharath, et.al, set out to determine the efficacy of oil pulling on oral health status using Sesame Oil. They recorded a DRASTIC decrease in plaque and micro-organisms in the plaque samples, concluding that oil pulling is an effective home therapy in maintaining and IMPROVING oral health.  Another study recruited 10 males (all subjects had mild to moderate gingivitis), and ran a 45 day oil pulling study. Using sunflower oil, each subject held the oil in their mouths for 8-10 minutes. This study also concluded that oil pulling has the ability to reduce plaque and gingivitis using Sunflower oil (Amith et al., 2007).  As you can see by now, there IS scientific evidence out there and more studies will undoubtedly be conducted in the future. It is clear that there is an established oral health benefit to oil pulling, but what good is oil pulling to your other health problems? What type of changes can you experience besides the changes inside of your mouth? As you will see, the benefits of oil pulling are unparalleled.

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E-book Update

February 1st, 2009

Sorry for the late update, have been working on the e-book which will be released very shortly. I do wish you all would post some comments/suggestions concerning the site/e-book. That is all for now. Thanks.

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What should I use?

January 26th, 2009

One possibility would be for me to just tell you to buy any old oil and call it a day; however it is not that simple. If you do not purchase reliable and high quality oil, you will not get the full benefits of oil pulling.

So what type of oil can you purchase? Pretty much any edible oil that is refined or cold pressed (can be organic as well). The most common ones used for oil pulling are Sesame, Sunflower, and Coconut oil. Personally, I like coconut the best and that is what I continue to use today. There are certainly other oils you can use as well (olive, grape seed, hemp, flax, hazelnut, etc), however I recommend that you keep it simple and use one of the common three mentioned above.

If you have a trusted brand of oil then by all means use it. However for those who need to purchase some quality oil, I would recommend purchasing from www.vitaminshoppe.com as their oils are of high quality, not to mention they have a great selection.

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Sesame, Coconut, or Sunflower Oil?

January 23rd, 2009

Personally, I like Coconut oil the best due to the taste aspect. I also feel that it has the greatest effect in regards to teeth whitening. However, as I talk about in my E-book, I think all three are equally effective in the long run as long as you are doing the method properly. E-book is almost complete, waiting until the site becomes a little more popular and content-filled to post it. Thanks.
-Risha

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