Dear Not A --
I have been having some tangible results from Oil Pulling my first couple of months:
First, my nose/sinuses are MUCH clearer. i.e. I can breathe through them at night and when I get up in the morning -- for me this is a big deal! (Sometimes when I am pulling I actually get some nasal/sinus-area tingling, as if stuff is leaving right then... .) I have never been an allergy-medicine taker on a chronic (daily) basis, but I can tell you that usually in the fall I suffer some nose-related colds, infections, etc. that I have simply not had this year, and I attribute that primarily to oil pulling. (While I never took Claritin or Singulair, etc. I do remember buying a lot of things like Advil Cold and Sinus last fall -- I have not spent a penny on that kind of thing this fall!)
Second, I have experienced a greater sense of well-being and calm since I started OP. Again, this time of the year I am prone to the "fall blues" -- again, I cannot take chronic medication for depression, which is one reason I do try alternative stuff! -- and this year I have felt much more even-keeled than in years past when I kind of crash-landed into fall/winter (the month before and after the time change always being the worst!). So, that's a pretty big deal for me, too. (One could argue, also, that I feel better because I am sleeping better because of #1 -- easier breathing -- but I will point out that I have twin babies, so the net effect on the quantity of sleep has not been so terrific, but the quality has sure improved, which could help mood -- at any rate, it's the ends here I focus on -- less Depression
than in past years is a great benefit for such an easy practice.
Third, I have had clearer skin noticeably. i.e. others (as well as I) notice! My hormones since having my children have been a bit out of whack and so my skin had really been breaking out worse than ever in the past several months, but it has gotten MUCH better. Not perfect (that may not happen until I stop nursing/finish liver flush/etc....), but WAY better. I had two patches of chronic Acne
along jawline and temple which had really taken up residence, and which were GONE within the first couple of weeks of OP and which have not resurfaced (yet!).
Last: those are the biggest results for me, but some other benefits I have noticed are whiter teeth and a better-feeling mouth (I did not have major dental issues when I started, but my mouth does feel cleaner, firmer, and I can tell my gums are stronger/teeth are tighter as it is very hard for me to fit floss between some of them when it was never a problem pre-OP). My eyes are whiter/brighter -- as a problem drinker almost 20 years, I had yellow sclera (dots) in the inner corners of my eyes that I assumed were there to stay as they had not cleared up in 4 years of not drinking, but which have nearly disappeared! (I assume this is good news on the liver front as well!)
I hope this is helpful to you. I know that peoples' results do vary depending on what they bring with them to the process, but these effects have had a fairly powerful effect on my day-to-day life and existence and have therefore been very "real" to me. And I have been grateful to have stubled upon this forum itself, which is a place where I get good information on OP and other questions/issues, and a lot of chuckles and good energy, too! Hope you stick around, and
Happy Thanksgiving to all OP'ers!