Sunday, 7 April 2013

Oil Pulling

I was going to do a post on computers, but I think I've found a much more exciting subject about something that I'm going to try.

As I've mentioned before, some of my old workmates and a new friend or two get together once a month to have lunch and a chat. Yesterday our friend Judy was talking about how she'd started doing oil pulling and the benefits she was feeling from it. Have you ever heard of oil pulling or oil swishing? I hadn't until I looked it up on the internet. According to one of the links I found and will include  here, it's 'a safe, cheap and gentle do it yourself home remedy that cures and prevents diseases and extends your healthy life' by ridding your body of toxins which have accumulated.

Here's what you do. In the morning before you have breakfast, take a tablespoon of either sunflower seed or sesame seed oil and swish it around in your mouth for 15 to 20 minutes - not the easiest thing to do, but I can do it. Then spit out the oil, rinse out your mouth and brush your teeth if you like. I'll wait and brush after I've eaten. Doing this every morning supposedly cures or helps a number of illnesses, not only mouth problems. One of my friends on FB has complained about the side effects of the medicine she has to take for asthma. Oil pulling has no side effects and if it helps! So here is one of the links I've found. See if oil pulling would be interesting for you.  

For once, I didn't really feel the hour that we lost last week. I tried to keep busy all day so as not to think about it. I made a big meatloaf (maybe with some horse meat?LOL) and took half of it round to my friends' when I went to check on their cat for the last time on Sunday. I've seen photos of people enjoying nice spring weather. Well, we haven't yet! I still have the heating on and have seen only clouds for this coming week. March was the rainiest March we've had since 1947, and, as predicted, allergies are soon going to get bad - a reason to try oil pulling. 

Hope you have some good weather and a good week ahead.  


  1. I saw your post on FB and did go through and read several of the links you posted about oil pulling. I am not sure I could do this for 15 minutes, but it might be worth a try. I will be very interested to hear how you are doing with it, and if you feel any difference. I have trouble with mouthwash...gagging. Perhaps a good incentive could make a difference.

  2. I tried it yesterday, and, like I said, it was difficult, but I imagine once I get used to it, it shouldn't be impossible.

  3. It sounds worth trying! I'm not sure I will be able to do 15 minutes but I will give it a try. Thanks for the link!

  4. I have never heard of this-thanks

  5. This morning I was able to do it for 20 minutes! Like I said there is all kinds of information about it on the internet.

  6. I've never heard of oil pulling but it sure caught my eye! I'll look it up.