Oil pulling has worked great on my keratosis pilaris (I oil pull with coconut oil). I have discovered this: If don't oil pull at least 3 times a week, the KP comes back. At least 3 times a week = status quo. Six times a week = lessening of the bumps on my arms. However, the red spots remained until ...
Just three weeks ago I started taking digestive enzymes, with meals and in between. Normally they say you don't notice improvements until after 3 weeks, and definite energy boost after 6 weeks (the first 3 weeks you fluctuate as your body begins to get proper nutrition from the food it digests, then the second 3 weeks your body is then beginning to thrive off of the nutrients it should have been getting). I noticed improvements immediately, which says to me I have had a definite malabsorption problem. The immediate results I noticed were extra soft skin (beyond what I get from oil pulling) ... newborn baby soft, and immediate energy burst with meals, and no more acid reflux. Week 2 I also have had improvement for myopia, and swelling in the cornea in one eye that I've had for 4 years that the doc never could say why I had it went away one night after some stinging in the eye.
Well, it's the end of week 3 on the enzymes, and I haven't oil pulled in over a week. Normally, the KP would be coming back after missing the oil pulling so long. BUT my arms are the best they've ever been, no KP bumps, and THE RED SPOTS ARE FADING! I think it IS a combo of the oil pulling and the enzymes, but the enzymes seem to be a must for really eradicating this.
I bet one of the things we absorb when oil pulling is enzymes. Some research I read on KP supposed the bumps were protein build up due to hypersensitivity reactions (like allergy). Some digestive enzymes help break down proteins, and also carbs (the carbs tend to be the culprit with allergies). So the enzymes work on both the potential carb-caused hypersensitivities and the protein build up. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures above 110°F, so cooked foods have very little—your body makes the rest (all our organs make enzymes for various purposes). So if your body isn't making the enzymes properly, or if it's overwhelmed making the enzymes to digest instead of putting the enzymes to the use the organs would have naturally been making them for, then you've got health problems. Only way to get the enzymes from your food is to eat raw, or supplement.
Maybe the people with KP who do not see any difference with oil pulling are using oils that have been heat processed, so aren't getting enough enzymes to break down the protein build up causing the KP? Maybe I get the results because my coconut oil wasn't heat processed, and maybe coconut is high in enzymes?
I'll keep an eye on this, and if the KP and red spots get to where they're 100% gone (might be a week or two to get the full healing results), I'll post pictures! I've got pictures up from moles I've been working on to remove with iodine, which inadvertently show the KP on the arms. So there will be a good comparison of before and after, once I have good after.
I sure hope this is the answer to the KP problems (and other health problems I have)! I'm really excited to maybe finally have some answers.