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Oil Never Turns White, Problem?

Posted by Joy on 10/13/2007

Dear Ted, I have been oil pulling with sesame oil for a few days now. I do it in the morning when I first get up with no food or drink on my stomach. Then I do it in the afternoon before supper, again on an empty stomach. I have followed the instructions to the letter and have pulled for 20 minutes. However, every time I spit,it is very think and liquified; but it is still a pale yellow and never white. Am I doing something incorrectly? I have swished continually during the whole pulling time. I have not seen any significant changes in my sinus troubles--good or bad (which is what prompted this procedure after trying every other holistic method out there). Should I try OP with sunflower oil? Please respond. Thanks! Joy

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

My personal experience is I don't like sesame seed oil that much despite other website claims on the contrary. I also get the most negative feedback from sesame seed too.

Thus most of the benefits I do note came from either sunflower oil or the virgin olive oil. For sinus problem, that's a different ball game altogether and would dictate what oils I would use. Hence, extra virgin olive oil used as oil pulling (the color of the extra virgin oilve should be green) and its antiviral component is an important factor here. I would also try some olive leaf extract or if I have an olive tree, I will wash it and eat them fresh. The olive leaves are high in oleuropein, and this might be found also in trace amounts in the extra virgin olive oil too.

A standard sinus problem require also 1000 mg of vitamin C (rose hips) taken two or three times a day for at least a month to note a decrease, although zinc acetate are also important in its own right because of that being antiviral.

If a sinus is indeed chronic, I would consider adding BHT 500 mg taken only a couple of days and usually that helped me. Certain species of virus causing the sinus are sensitive to peppermint oil, so perhaps eating peppermint leaves, or adding peppermint oil a couple of drops a couple of times a day help. The reason why I know this was I also once had a chronic sinus problem decades ago, of course.

It is still always a foundation of good health that before I do anything, I simply have to alkalize myself otherwise most remedies simply won't work. A bare minimum remedy required me to take between 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day, for at about 5 days out of a week. Once the body is properly alkalized does the other remedy responds. I can't stress how important this is. It is the same if you try to raise fish aquarium where monitoring the pH of the aquarium fish tanks are critical to the health of the fishes too.

We humans, don't take care of our own species as well as other animals. Perhaps human are somewhat predatory for our own species. Hence the best way out of this paradox is to do what we do to fishes!


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