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  • #16
    They were divided randomly into two groups: the control or chlorhexidine group (group I) and the study or oil pulling group (group II); there were ten subjects in each group.
    So compared to a creepy hexane-derived chemical (probably manufactured deep in the bowels of Monsanto's asshole, or something), natural food-grade oils are better for your teeth.
    “The whole concept of a macronutrient, like that of a calorie, is determining our language game in such a way that the conversation is not making sense." - Dr. Kurt Harris

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    • #17
      Originally posted by primalsun View Post
      Do you think this would work with MCT oil?
      I tried coconut oil for a few days, and EVOO, neither of those reach the consistency that sesame oil does. I've heard sunflower oil is acceptable. Try it with sesame oil, pay attention to how it feels and how it looks when you spit it out, then try other oils. I think you are looking for a change in viscosity and emulsification that sesame oil provides the best. I doubt you will find anything definitive, but I'm sure there's somebody out there who will sell you the best oil ever.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Chaohinon View Post
        So compared to a creepy hexane-derived chemical (probably manufactured deep in the bowels of Monsanto's asshole, or something), natural food-grade oils are better for your teeth.
        The takeaway for me is, if you are using a harsh chemical in your dental routine, try sesame oil. If you are looking for a cure for your liver--try something else.

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        • #19
          Sounds interesting...my teeth could use some strengthening and whitening. Would it matter if I were to use refined coconut oil vs. EV?

          I'll check the health store for sesame oil too.
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          • #20
            Ayurveda is actually it's own science, and has been studied with western-styled studies in india for many years, just as acupuncture and TCM herbalism was before it came to the US. unfortunately, you need to speak one of the many chinese dialects or indian-subcontinent languages to access these studies.

            That being said, feel free to believe whatever you want, from whatever sources you want.

            We decided to try an n-1. You know, that thing we do all over this web site? That thing we're always talking about? the N-1?

            The n=1 started with me. I decided to do it with coconut oil because I was looking for methods to manage my oral care. There are a lot of n-1s around about all kinds of things, like paleo getting rid of cavities naturally because there is less sugar and such. And throgh that, someone mentioned oil pulling and teeth whitening.

            And guess what? In about 15 days, it was whiter. And, the same for my husband once he started. And, he had what looked like little "cracks" in his teeth, and now, again about 15 days in, he doesn't look like that.

            So, n1 and n1. It's not science, but hey, seems to work.

            So, I'm going to keep doing it, and you can choose not to based on lack of science. that's cool.

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            • #21
              For those of you that have had good results; are you doing this instead of or in addition to brushing.?

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              • #22
                In addition to.

                I oil pull, brush my teeth with vicco tooth paste (as opposed to vicco powder, which is just as good -- it's an ayurvedic toothpaste/powder) in the am. Dry-brush usually mid-day. floss and brush with tooth paste end of day.

                Currently getting one professional cleaning per year; I'd like to move back to two.

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                • #23
                  Too woo woo for me.

                  I'd rather do this:

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                  • #24
                    Too woo woo for me.

                    I'd rather do this:

                    Can Earthing Help Adrenal Fatigue? | Food Renegade

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                    • #25
                      I tried it. I only managed 5 minutes... it made my jaw ache too much.
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                      • #26
                        Gah. I tried this once with coconut oil and gagged the whole 30 seconds. I even hate the term "oil pulling", it sounds awful.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Alaska Ang View Post
                          For those of you that have had good results; are you doing this instead of or in addition to brushing.?
                          I brush with Aquafresh in the am and swish with sesame oil in the pm. I would love to find some non-fluoride toothpaste up here. Have you found it?

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                          • #28
                            Wow, I am really interested in this. I have had lots of issues with my teeth, mainly starting after my daughters were born. Cavities, gum surgery, etc. I will try this ASAP!

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                            • #29
                              Picked up some organic sesame oil today at Whole Foods to give this a try ... I have a dental checkup coming up in March, so it will be interesting to see if there are any changes by then.
                              Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.




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                              • #30
                                So is the consensus that coconut oil is NOT good for trying this? Because I don't have any sesame oil in my house...
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