SJ Myst6 hours ago
Leslie, thanks for reading the article. I'm not sure I got this across in the article. Maybe I need to go back and make sure. But, for most of these side effects, IMHO, there was not enough down side, or potential to actually have the side effect to warrant not doing oil pulling.
One of my next articles is about oil pulling benefits. In there I try to find actual studies and/or references to about 44 different "claimed" benefits. In there I hope to prove, disprove, or label the "benefit" as anecdotal for each of them. It early, but I think it's going to be a great article once it's done.
The take away I've been getting from all of this research on oil pulling is that there is only some evidence that it helps with plaque and gingivitis. But, maybe not more than if you just "swished" the same amount of time using water. But, for the most part, oil pulling doesn't hurt you. So, if it gets you in the habit of "swishing" for 10-15 minutes each day, that's not a bad thing. And, even if it only helps with gingivitis, there are a lot of side effects from gingivitis that you really don't want to have to deal with.
Yomar Lopez9 hours ago
I've always found that the best online content comes from a place of pain or passion. It's when you say, "Why isn't anyone talking about this [authentically]?!" and you finally just dive in yourself. Chances are if you have a rabid pain or passion, others do too.. And there are still countless niches being ignored. The demand is there but everyone follows the leaders. As such, for me, content creation is about self-discovery above all. It enriches you and your audience at the same time. I would not even limit that to blogging. I think it applies to any creative pursuit. 8)