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Why on an Empty Stomach?

Posted by Renuka (Jordan) on 01/27/2007

I learnt about oil pulling when I came across your wonderful site accidently. What a lucky accident! I've been oil pulling with sunflower oil, twice a day, for about twenty days now and my gums have almost completely stopped bleeding (they had been bleeding for years) and they feel firm and healthy. My teeth are cleaner and whiter. I suffered daily from indigestion problems and gases in the past. But now the stomach rumblings have reduced significantly and I don't feel bloated after a meal. The best result of OP however, is that in just twenty days I've lost about 4 lbs. I have no appetite for junk food anymore and feel full after a moderate meal - no more second and third helpings like before. All in all, I'm very happy with the initial result and hope to make OP a twice-daily habit for life. Just one question however: Why should one OP on an empty stomach only? What if I've had a meal an hour or two before? I wish I could have an answer to this, because with my busy schedule, my meal times are not very regular

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear Renuka:

'Why should one OP on an empty stomach only?

It puts less burden on the body. A full stomach and oil pulling in some cases maybe too much for some people. Empty stomach have the least problems as the body has one less toxic burden to handle.

What if I've had a meal an hour or two before?

that would be fine.

I wish I could have an answer to this, because with my busy schedule, my meal times are not very regular.'

It is not a strict requirement, to do oil pulling on an empty stomach, but toxin overload in some people require it is done on an empty stomach, especially people who are quite sick, where toxin overload is high. For most people, doing without empty stomach is not a big problem.


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