just kidding, i don't think that anybody who reads here is an oil puller. but you never know!
i first heard of this practice - oil pulling - a few years ago on a facebook for hippies site called "tribe," where a lot of alternative thinkers would post questions and solutions, most with a decidedly natural bent. i was looking for carcinogen-free toothpaste recommendations and saw a post about oil pulling. it was interesting but i did not try it.
i bought a jar of unrefined cold pressed virgin coconut oil and was happy with how it plus eucalyptus helped my cold.
it supposedly works like an intense mouth wash - the coconut oil is anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and it collects all your mouth germs and then you spit them out.
bonus is the lovely trippy layered tiers of half solidified - half liquid coconut oil collected in the jar!
as an aside: how great is talenti gelato and sorbetto? the mango is out of this world!