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Can I Neutralize Emerging Toxins?

Posted by Susan (Saratoga Springs, NY) on 12/02/2006

have been pulling for about a week with organic sunflower oil. I have had fibrositictic breasts for over a year--the outside of left breast was a large cystic mass.That mass has almost completly dissapeared! My face and neck have been breaking out with pimples(i am rarely without at least ONE zit-) It just seemes that the pulling has brought out ALL the pimples that were "waiting" under the skin. I also have a "blooming" cold sore in the exact, and ONLY place i have had one( 3x) in the past. I guess it "pulled" out the dormant herpes virus. I am going to buy some other oils today(like olive, and hemp), as i have read that it is beneficial to alternate. I am feeling "strangely" tired this morning. any feedback would be awsome----thankyou (i have to go spit out my oil!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Susan: Adding some peppermint oil one drop when adding to the sunflower oil will reduce or neutralize the toxins whenever bacteria are killed. This would have reduce any negative problems experience by the oil pulling. Drinking ACV + baking soda before oil pulling, say 2 tablespoon of ACV plus 1/4 baking soda plus 1/2 glass of water will also neutralize many toxins if bacteria and microbes do get killed and the negative effects from oil pulling should be lessened.

Replied by Sue
Toronto, Ontario

I too feel I had reaction from emerging toxins after a couple of weeks of oil pulling with coconut oil. Following one week of OP I got an ear infection in both ears... Very painful! Plus, I have been taking anti-depressant/anxiety meds for over 2 yrs very effectively but I experienced a panic attack in that week that I hadn't had in quite some time. I decided to stop oil pulling because this scared me. I haven't had another attack since although I would like to resume OP I am afraid of more attacks. Any suggestions?