Most likely a symptom of detox. When I first started pulling, I had diarrhea off and on for a couple of weeks. The longer I pulled, less bouts of diarrhea. At 2 months of pulling, none at all. My body had gotten rid of whatever was causing "the runs" and I felt much better.
I think the loosened bowels are a good thing, and now that you mention it i have had a couple of really good s**ts since i started doing the oil pulling over the last couple of days.
I would do a colon cleanse, if you havent done one already.
When I have to do a BM, it's like it HAS to be right then. Sometimes I can barely make it to the throne in time without filling my pants! I might reduce it to twice a day for a wile, or switch to Sesame oil for a while. I'm going to do it for 20 minutes in the morning, that's for sure. :-)
OP can elicit dormant herpes infections. The old posts I read when I had a terrible sore on my tongue suggested it was from oregano oil, but I believe just the OP process is enough to do it. The good thing that I read was that if oregano oil makes you have an outbreak, it can be the last one you will ever have.
You might want to add some oregano oil to your base oil. Although I really would not add it to coconut. I am reading so many posts with people pulling with coconut and having uncomfortable reactions. There is no point in equating discomfort with efficacy, and other oils are equally beneficial in their own ways! So if you are using coconut, having a bad reaction -- switch oils, or mix another oil with coconut, or cut down -- the bad reaction means it's time to give it a break!
Thanks for your posts guys! glad to see I'M NOT ALONE!
-lol, i too have to RUN to the toilet as soon as i have bowel movement now, at first the stools were loosened, now its runs....
-i've taken a 4 day break, and i now oil pull before dinner....this is 2 hours after my last meal, and around an hour before dinner...IS THIS OK?
-since this, (2 days) i havent had any dodgey diarreah, and i pray this is my soloution. my skin is still looking great, and my eyes are sparkly...honestly this stuff is amazing. i just use regular unrefined sunflower cooking oil! My mum thinks i'm mad, but i guess i ntiem she will catch on (as always) - as shes seen some health practises work over the years, i am very selective over which methods i use, and this is one of them.
-hey laura, thanks for your response! could it be, that the oil pulling brought out MY dormant herpes infection too?! ok, this is scary, but i began oil pulling about 3-4 weeks ago, which is WHEN i had my first outbreak. my ex-partner claims to have had no outbreaks..EVER. i will try oil pulling coconut oil...as far as i know i'm not allergic, my family abroad and i drink coconut water alot of the time. and my mother adds coconut to our food. i'm a bit shy of oregano oil, it seems so potent...i will be taking olive leaf extract soon and maybe Colloidal Silver ...wont oregano oil be too much to add to this?
its promised that this may never come out again. the 2nd outbreak is so very mild. another thing...if oil pulling gets rid of toxins and old meds, i bet taking acicloyvir and then flushing with oil pulling could cause another outbreak? I think these methods work best when the body is free of any current meds.