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  • chemist77

    December 2, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Nice one there.

  • oldperry

    December 2, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Color me skeptical too.  Whenever I hear about new treatments like this I remember the following facts about what can happen after you use a treatment.

    1.  Your condition can get better
    2.  Your condition can get worse
    3.  Your condition does not change
    Unfortunately, the same three things are true whether you use a treatment or not.  There is no evidence that swishing oil in your mouth ever day will have much effect on anything.
  • chemcurious

    December 2, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Perry, coming from a medical background I am very skeptical of anything that promises miracles. Especially when this is promising systemic miracles. You know I had to try it at least once just to test the theory. The only think it accomplished was making me gag. ;-)

  • bexy1974

    December 2, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Hi Perry and all,

    Firstly, glad to see that chemists corner is up and running again and I am really sorry to see you have lost past discussions. 

    There is actually a link between gum disease,  heart disease and overall health http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/dentalhealth/Pages/gum-disease-and-overall-health.aspx

    I suppose you could read into in what you will, but there appears to be a link here.

    Incidentally,  I don’t think oil pulling it is a ‘new treatment’.  It might be new in the west but I think it has been practiced in the Indian subcontinent for eons.    This is a little study that discusses oil pulling (just scroll down, its a bit long)


    By the way, I am not advocating it in any way but it is nice to have an open mind :-)





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