I decided to try oil pulling

  • Sumo

klout dot com perk.

I received a perk in the mail from Klout.com yesterday, which has inspired me to try oil pulling.

I saw in a Trigeminal Neuralgia group on Facebook a few days ago that one of the members has been doing oil pulling for about 14 days and she said she is virtually pain free.

Also, a few days ago I saw another person post on Facebook that she had been doing oil pulling for about three weeks and she noticed that she had more energy as well as less stress in her life.

I figure what do I have to lose.

What is oil pulling?

I started the oil pulling this morning with the Nutiva Coconut Oil that I received from Klout.com.

I must say that must have been the longest 20 minutes of my life next to waiting for the whistle to blow to get off work.

Basically you put 1 tablespoon of unrefined oil (e.g., coconut oil, sesame oil, etc.) in your mouth and swooshing it around for 20 minutes (no more/no less).

By swooshing the oil around in your mouth it is said that the stickyness of the oil attracts impurities that reside in your mouth, which in turn can white your teeth, give you more energy, etc.

After 20 minutes spit the oil out in the trash.  You don’t want to spit it out in the sink or toilet because it can solidfy and clog up your sink.

As many of you know I am affected by Trigeminal Neuralgia and I am keeping my fingers crossed that this will ease my pain.

I am skeptical (and so is Snopes) about the results and will keep you post as to my results.

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