I wish we knew. It does remove toxins from the blood stream....can it possibly remove medication?
I know someone who had triple open heart surgery, and he started to oil pull after the surgery, and the doctor couldn't believe how well he was doing. I'm sorry I don't know if he was on medication.
My Mom has a pacemaker, and pulls with no ill effect.
Perhaps pulling for a very short duration to start might be the way to go. Easy does it. A couple of minutes. It can't be too much different from gargling.
Then increase as time goes on, in moderation. I think in this case, asking one's doctor would be advised, even though they might look at you like you were crazy. But it's just oil, not some kind of voodoo....
Molly, when I read your post something triggered a memory about grapefruit juice. Years ago, truckers would drink grapefruit juice to prolong the effects of uppers they used to stay awake. As you no doubt know, now so many juices (pomegranate, grapefruit, Acai berry, Cacao, Curcumin, Goji berry, Graviola, Mangosteen, Noni) are on the "consult your doctor" list because of potential interference with pharmaceuticals. Question: Where will these list lead us? Can you imagine obtaining a prescription to get a pint of unrefined sunflower oil?
they will never admit that their drugs are dangerous - thats not good press - so they target food as the offender. and of course anyone who recommends those foods.
my standard advice to anyone on drugs is get off the drugs, then we can talk.
i did a big rant here on curezone about drugs and how they change the chemistry of the body instead of providing the ingredients of the chemistry that is built into the body. as far as i am concerned, a person on drugs is not chemically human. all bets are off as to how an alternative practice will effect that person. to learn it all would be like being a vet, knowing all the different systems of the different animals. imagine these old people on a dozen meds a day for life!!!! the snake oil peddlars of opium gave a better deal and did less harm and people felt better and died less often. thats why i call it the Federal Death Administration(protection rackett for the big pharms).
You are so right, but as the saying goes, "You're preaching to the choir."
Unfortunately for us who know this and want to pursue the natural approach to health, we are NOT the multibillion dollar corporate powers who grease the palms of big brothers. Whose post was it that talked about how the European Union had banned the purchase of so many natural substances and supplements? Every so often such a bill is presented to the U S Congress. So many doctors today see vitamins and minerals not as supplements to our poor nutritional needs but as medicine; and, in their estimation, the general public is not capable of taking these natural substances wisely. Do you recall when the FDA removed L-tryptophan from store shelves. Do you know that within just weeks of that removal, Prosac came on the market?
You said so much when you said, "the pharmaceuticals INTERFERE with the healing powers of the foods NOT the other way around."
your mother is in the danger zone if this is a beta blocker she is on. they inhibit the removal of potassium from the bloodstream. i dont suppose she was told not to supplement potassium or watch her potato and banana intake, eh? plus, it is one of thos kinds of drugs that is dangerous to go off of cold turkey. in a natural disaster emergency, it could be a problem.
the best thing to do is get off the drugs and do something about the cause of the high blood pressure. even something as simple as TAKING potassium instead of altering the body chemically to treat it differently will have the same effect. of course, potassium is dirt cheap and those pills she is on cost a pretty penny. drugs are dangerous. do like nancy says and just say no.
Go to the website below.It will take you to the natural blood pressure remedies.The most popular is ACV.
A person from a irregular heartbeat forum tried the ACV treatment & is working great for her.
ACP / Apple Cider Vinegar