I find that when I wake in the morning, I must immediately drink water, and almost as immediately break my fast. So oil pulling on an empty stomach is very uncomfortable for me. It is also much easier to pull after my S.O. has left for work, as he likes to chat in the morning. I am pulling about an hour away from eating and drinking, and my question is: am I defeating the purpose here?? There are very few times during the week that I am 4 hours out from eating and in a place to pull. I hope that something is better than nothing.
Also, I tend to have a reflex swallow, I block away as much oil as possible, but sometimes I have to "swallow" low in my throat. How do I minimize this reflex??