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Posted Mon Mar 24, 2014, 10:37am
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An ancient morning routine is making a 3,000-year comeback.

It’s the practice known as “oil pulling,” and it has been gaining popularity in the United States over the last year or so.  

The ritual is simple: Just fill your mouth with coconut or sesame oil and swish it through your teeth and gums for five to 10 minutes each day.  This odd habit is supposed to “pull” toxins out of your body and trap them in the oily solution, which you spit into the toilet or the trash when finished.
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Interesting article.  Anyone do this?

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Posted Mon Mar 24, 2014, 11:55am
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Just looks like yet another load of non-science-based dietary "woo" to me.

Generally speaking, anything that claims to "pull" toxins from your system has zero basis in reality, but big basis in someone trying to suck dollars from your wallet into theirs.
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They claim it has roots in India.  I did a check on the net and there are over 2 million hits on the phrase "oil pulling".   I guess it is a good way to sell coconut oil.

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Posted Tue Mar 25, 2014, 7:08am
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I had a friend that did this for a while.  He was having some sinus related issues plus infection and this seemed to help open the sinus passages.  Most likely it was the exercise of pulling the oil around in his mouth with the suction action you create when doing this.

For those of us with coffee stained teeth it's very likely this will whiten your teeth somewhat.  My friend did notice significant whitening, lack of plaque on his teeth, and overall better oral health.  Coconut oil, I think, has a few natural surfacants that likely aid in dissolving the oil and stains from coffee & tea.  The coconut oil is relatively inexpensive, so it wasn't a wallet drainer for him.
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Posted Tue Mar 25, 2014, 7:27am
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DanoM Said:

I had a friend that did this for a while.  He was having some sinus related issues plus infection and this seemed to help open the sinus passages.  Most likely it was the exercise of pulling the oil around in his mouth with the suction action you create when doing this.

For those of us with coffee stained teeth it's very likely this will whiten your teeth somewhat.  My friend did notice significant whitening, lack of plaque on his teeth, and overall better oral health.  Coconut oil, I think, has a few natural surfacants that likely aid in dissolving the oil and stains from coffee & tea.  The coconut oil is relatively inexpensive, so it wasn't a wallet drainer for him.

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The articles reference mouth hygiene as one of the top benefits of the oil pulling.  I found the article particularly interesting in that I know from experience in working with oils in my shop that they have a propensity to pick up odors and capture other solvents.  Of course those are petroleum based oils, however I can see where a plant based oil may do the same in gathering toxins.

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