So I have been researching and reading up on other people’s experience, especially those on detox reactions and healing crisis.
Apparently, flu and sore throat symptoms are common among those who have started.
Prominent doctors Dr Karach and Dr Fife advice one not to give up oil pulling when facing such detox symptoms, as it is a sign that toxins are being removed. How true is that in relation to my symptoms? Or is this just a coincidence?
My sorethroat has disappeared after day 6. Woke up this morning and oil pulled as usual. Then, I had runny nose and plenty of yellowish phlegm and mucous, most of which are expelled voluntarily and non-voluntarily. It seem to be a common theme – that I will experience plenty of mucous production after oil pulling. Not sure why this is so. Hopefully it is indeed a healing crisis process. And not an allergic process to the coconut oil.
Probably need another day to get back to 100%. Otherwise things are ok so far.
On another note, I guess I am doing well with my blog thus far. Haus Biochemicals has kindly sponsored their range of eczema/psoriasis products for a giveaway and more information can be found at Eczemag.com. Do note that this giveaway is open to US residents only.
On a personal basis, I do not believe or use any products unless I have tested them myself empirically. Nonetheless, I am aware that there are people out there who will be keen to use these products, some of which may be beneficial to their skin or lifestyle in general. To me, such products in the market is equivalent to “information”. Good products (and thus good information) will be passed on and recommended while bad products will deserve their own fate. I am not one to censor information, as I believe that one day, some company could really innovate and create a product that is beneficial for the skin without side effects (which may be impossible), or minimal side effects such that the benefits outweighs the potential short and long term risks.
So do take a look at what Haus Biochemicals are offering and take part in the giveaway if you are a US citizen. =)