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Will It Interfere with Prescription?

Posted by Radhika (San Diego) on 01/15/2007

A friend of mine was diagnosed with tuberculosis of the spine and underwent surgery of spine to treat the thoraic vertebras. The tuberculosis treatment, I guess mainly antibiotics, has to be taken for another year. She also has other trouble like constipation etc. I wanted to advise her to do oil pulling. My question is: Can oil pulling be done without any sideeffects , while still continuing allopathic medicines, for eg. antibiotics? Please advise.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Radhika: When constipation is at issue, it appears to be the acid alkaline balance is at risk. Especially when your are on antibiotics, since a majority of antibiotics are very acid forming, and causes the body to accumulate heavy metals.

Oils as far as I know are all acid forming and since constipation is at issue, it indicates that the body needs to alkalize where the urinary pH is between 6.5 to 7.35. To continue to do oil pulling with constipation may worsen the constipation since oils are quite often acid forming. Take for example, oleic acid a component of olive oil, lauric acid a component of coconut oil, etc. We do need certain essential oils, but not in excess amounts, so as a supplements of omega 3, Gamma linoleic acid, etc. this is all o.k.

I would therefore suggest to do the opposite, take fats or oil emulsifiers instead. These will neutralize the excess oil and acid buildup. So the best food emulsifers is granulated lecithin taken 1 tablespoon taken with every meal. The body will rid of heavy metals accumulated in the body much easier due to antibiotics.

The other issue is under conditions of constipation and antibiotics, the amount of bicarbonates the person needs is almost double that of a normal minimum intake. So that comes out to like 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water. Or 1 whole lemon but with added baking soda until the fizz is gone, but this is taken 4 times a day at least, on an empty stomach.

In case you don't like lemon, apple cider vinegar is another one, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. You should note that the baking soda here is doubled the normal dose and this is taken again 4 times a day on an empty stomach.

Doing those can't be strictly applied in practice, so do what it can be done, however when tuberculosis is the problem, a stricter dietary food is needed, which means no meats (except some fish, chickens), which is only 20% of the diet, no fried food, no bread, no pizza, no hamburgers, no sandwich, fried foods, vegetable oils used in cooking (minimum only), no coke, no tea. A majority of the diet should be green leafy vegetables, not too much legumes (less than 10%) and whole fruits, which some baking soda with the water will be helpful.

In certain instances, polluted water supplies lowers the body immunity condition from hidden chlorine and fluorine, therefore reverse osmosis water, with 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, a pinch of baking soda and a small twist of lemon. The water will be antioxidant and alkaline forming.

If the body is alkaline long enough the tuberculosis could weaken or at least the recovery of health will be much faster.

If tuberculosis is a lung condition, try a 3% solution of sea salt using an ultrasonic humidifier, for inhalation. Sea salt is quite safe, non-controvesial and best of all sea salt may kill the microbes by hyperosmotic pressure from the sea salt. Even salted fish won't even spoil, so I guess sea salt is the world's oldest antibiotics.