Greetings from Texas where we are finally getting some relief from the scorching temperatures!
What kind of oil are you using?
Sunflower with oregano oil. I have used a drop of tea tree oil also but I didn't notice any outstanding difference in adding tea tree oil. I only did it once, however so I should probably add it more often and then I could have more to base an opinion on.
How often and for how long?
Every morning for usually about 15 minutes. Sometimes I have to give it up sooner - the gag reflex kicks in and I consider that it is my body's way of telling me it's time.
Have you noticed any changes in your physiology or dental health? Good and bad please.
My lips are a lot more moist. I haven't seen any change in the color of my teeth. My gums appear to have quit receding but I haven't noticed any evidence of them re-growing. My heels are not as dry. It may be the act of pulling that is doing it but my the skin on my face is firmer. When I added the oregano oil, it cleaned out my sinuses big time. The best part of oil pulling is how I feel. I am energized and I have a more positive outlook. I don't get as crazy during the 45 minute, start-and-go commute that I face every work day and I laugh alot more at the d.j.s on the talk radio station that I listen to.
Did you change your oil at anytime, and why? (I know, you are not a car)
LOL, Molly you are too funny. I did my first pull with olive oil because that was all that I had. I bought some safflower oil and then switched to sunflower oil when my mother gave me some. I switched so sunflower oil because so many people on this forum were recommending it at that time. I think that I am going to switch it up and see what happens. Go back to olive oil, then coconut oil, then back to safflower oil. Reading Just D's post about switching it up put the idea in my head. I LOVE this forum! So many helpful people with so much good advice.
Did you turn anyone onto Oil Pulling, and what do they think?
I turned my mother on to it and she turned my sister on. I thought that my mother was going to think that I had really lost it when I told her about this. I should have had more faith in her because she has always had naturopathic outlook on healing. It makes sense to her.
Do any of you participate in other forums spreading the Oil Pulling word, and would you like company?
I am all over the place on these forums. There have been a couple of times that I could have turned someone on another forum onto this one but Molly, you have beaten me to it, lol. You're all over the place, too! Trapper, I see you all over the place, too. Sometimes if I see either of y'all on a forum, I'll check it out because y'all are there. From reading some of y'all's post, we seem to have the same mind-set.