I never really understood how "oil pulling" really worked. How toxins "leaked" out of blood vessels. Although skeptical, i'm not bashing this method I just don't really quite get it.
Now before you start ranting and raving at me, I just thought i'd post this link because I thought some of you might be interested in reading it.
and this link is what really makes sense, on why so many of you are experiencing "healthy hair and skin" http://www.lisabarger.com/oil_swishing_explained.html
My intentions were just to start a debate, seen as I couldn't find one on the debate forum for oil pulling, if I did miss one, I appologize. I just wanted to explore oil pulling on both sides, rather than just the benefits.
As far as your teeth go, wouldn't the oil also soften plaque? making it easier to remove? also, the increased saliva that you make from swishing the oil, wouldn't the enzymes in your saliva help break down the plaque?
And as for your gums, wouldn't sucking, and pulling increase blood circulation in your gums, which could have possiby helped with your bleeding gums?I'm sure you've also used mouth washes without the same results, but do you normally swish mouth wash for up to 15 minutes?
Anyways, not attending to attack anyone here, just wanting some thoughts on what you think.
Btw, you have beautiful teeth.
Okay maybe I should be a little more specific, i'm debating in regards of the oil "pulling impurities" out of your blood. I just don't see how they would work, unless you were pulling and sucking out blood.
When you chew gum, do you suck and push your saliva through your teeth? i'm guessing not, unless you chew your gum a different way.
I'm not encouraging the use of mouth wash, hell I don't even use it, it contains alcohols that make my mouth all dry. I'm just trying to find an explanation for why OPing makes your teeth look so good, rather it from pulling impurities out of your blood stream.