I am new-wish to this forum, but I appreciate everyone here and there is so much advice and good information here:) I have been hanging here lately since I started pulling with coconut oil. I used to oil pull some years ago and completely forgot about it until a few weeks ago. I didn't enjoy other oils, but a friend suggested i try coconut and YUM, it is like a lolly!
But I was fooled by its sweet appearance, haha. It is a potent POTENT stuff!
The first week was great, i felt energised and drawn to eating good foods. had cravings for things like capsicum and cucumbers. Which was quite amazing by itself, as it was at the time of the month (sorry guys) when i usually want sugar.
So I had been plotting along, feeling very encouraged and on the top of the world for a week, and then : whabang! the healing crisis started. I felt awful, lethargic and weary, i felt annoyed and angry (unusual!), I felt scattered and edgy, my mouth had sores on them (never happened before). So I added huge amounts of Vit C (which i am still doing, starting on the lypospheric liquid Vit C today) and the detox started feeling less intense but a week later I am still detoxing quite strongly.
the severe symptoms are subsiding slowly though, my mind is clearer and less foggy, in fact it is less foggy than before pulling, but still feel headachy and certainly cleared in my head.
I think the scattered mind, the restlessness and bad mood were most difficult symptoms for me. Not being able to do much because the body feels weary while having this intense restlessness inside - not a good combo!
But i don't mind, actually, i know that things are shifting.
My teeth are amazingly white and the throat infection (the reason i started pulling in the first pace) was gone in two days!
Even though i am still a bit weary, I can see the results already. My mind is calmer so that's good.
I also have an abscess on my tooth that had root canal done (back when i didn't know any better!). This was supposed to be resolved by some dramatic actions on the part of my dentist and his specialist buddies, but now I am going to wait. I can see it subsided already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I am very optimistic.
I have read that oil or oregano and black cumin are great too, so I ordered both. I will not start until my detox is gone thought, because I can see that my body is dealing with the abscess - i can feel pulsating sensation and it is getting smaller, so i don't want to overdo. One thing at a time:)
So instead of going the dental route, I have decided to try the natural route: clay compresses, Vit C, pulling, MORE PULLING, and later oils of oregano and black cumin. i will give myself 3 months and will watch the results.