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Am I Less Toxic?

Posted by Cherokee (San Francisco, CA) on 11/18/2006

I just oil pulled for the first time, for twenty minutes, and the oil was still yellowish upon spitting. I am wondering if perhaps I am a bit less toxic than some? I've been vegetarian for twelve years (i'm 31), don't eat fast food, don't drink soda (or any hf corn syrup), and avoid partially hydrogenated oils at all cost. Any other vegetarians with feedback? Diet has a lot to do with toxicity, so I wonder.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear Cherokee: It is still yellow? Since I am getting many complaints on this, I might as well give you a formal proof. Add a sunflower oil to 1/4 full to a test tube. Then add 1/4 of water. Shake it vigorously for one minute. The solution will be milky white regardless. If you put in too little water, say 1/16, the solution will be mostly yellow. The problem is very likely that your mouth lacks saliva or you put too much oil in the mouth in ratio to the saliva being thus generated. When this happens, you need to drink more water (you might be dehydrated) or alkalize your body. Alkalizing will also increase your saliva. Just take one whole freshly squeezed lemon and add baking soda until no fizz, then add water to 1/2 glass. Take this one a day at least.