Oil Pulling: Unlock Natural Oral Health & Detox Benefits - Ted's Q&A

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Posted by Sarah (Hackensack, NJ) on 07/06/2009

Hi Ted,

I have a question. My husband and I have been oil pulling for about ten days, I feel great, active and fresh but my hubby's uveitis has been triggered by Oil Pulling. Do you think he should stop OP? My teeth initially became very white but now I notice that they are turning yellow, same for my husband too, please help.

Kind Regards,

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

As in all the remedies I have used, i always used them when it is needed. Once it has treated the conditions, I quite often discontinue them as too much of anything creates an imbalance. That goes true for even drinking too much water. For example, there was one case of a man who drank too much water because of the "heat" he feels, so he drank so much water that one day he fell down. Upopn checking the blood tests, it was revealed that both his sodium ahd chloride to be low. That's why I try to add some sea salt to a drinking water just in case I drank too much water, so that the body's salinity is not sacrificed. Drinking too littler also occurs too often during eating.

As to the oil pulling, they do kill certain bacteria, but it may also support other bacteria if excess were used. Therefore, in the long run, I tend to use hydrogen peroxide mouthwashes more often,and from tiem to time, I might use oil pulling.

It should be noted that most remedies are there to treat certain problems. There are some exceptions such as alkalinity, in which if I HAVE a pH paper to measure the saliva pH or the urine pH, I do know how much it's needed, when it is needed, rather than doing them routinely, I do it on an as needed basis.


07/08/2009: Sarah replies: "Hi Ted,

Thanks so much for the quick response. I completely agree with you on whatever you just said but I am not sure whether my hubby should be continuing the oil pulling or not. He has certain other ailments too which I though OP would help.

Please let me know about it.

Warm regards,

07/08/2009: Ted replies: "Dear Sarah:

Depending on his ailments maybe other supplements maybe of help. One common remedy that seems to do a good detox is one capful of hydrogen peroxide 3% in one liter of drinking water. About 1/4 teaspoon is added of sea salt. It works quite well in most general detox in clearing the blood also and helps with general ailments and condition. The other one is the lemon juice with baking soda, such as 2 tablespoon of lime or lemon juice plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in a 1/2 to 1 glass of drinking water.


07/08/2009: Sarah replies: "Thank you Ted,

I really appreciate your kind support. How long does he need to take baking soda and lemon juice for? Shall I ask him to stop OP or can he continue with it?

Warm Regards,

07/08/2009: Ted replies: "A baking soda with lemon is taken for only 4 or 5 days out of a week. It helps to alkalize and it may help some people. The decision to take or not simply rests on whether the urine and saliva pH is within normal range. In this case a saliva pH should be about 7- 7.3, because anywhere below 7 is acid and enamels do get worn off because of acid saliva, as well as promoting bacterial growth in an acid medium. A good urine pH is often between 6.5 - 7. So if the pH is acid, it's taken, if it's normal then it's not needed.

The OP depends really on whether benefits from OP outweigh the problems associated with OP use, in this case yellowing of the teeth, which is cosmetic.


Replied by Claudia
Portland, Oregon

hello, I would just like to know after two years how is your husband with the uveitis? I have this problem and trust me... This sucks