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Able and Raster, thank you both for your replies. You are both a wealth of information and we are all very fortunate to have you in this forum 🙂

I have read both the information on ‘Oil Pulling’ and the allowed foods and have some more questions;

I have just ordered some organic unrefined Coconut Oil so that I can start oil pulling. It may take a few days for it to arrive so am I able to use virgin olive oil for the time being?

Am I able to brush my teeth with toothpaste after I finishing Oil Pulling? Or can I do it just before I start ‘swishing'(just conscious of bad breath if I don’t brush)

Am I also able to ingest a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil a day? I believe it has antibacterial properties and as I have taken so many antibiotics my gut has taken a beating so I wonder if this would also help?(I would not be swallowing the same oil that I will be swishing with)

Regarding the diet, I have lost quite abit of weight due to anxiety so I am worried that on this diet I will lose more. Am I allowed to have lamb or beef?

Also as I travel quite abit am I also able to have tinned salmon (in water) or tinned tuna (again in water)?

Now regarding my attempts to quit smoking. I have stopped taking the Nicabate Lozenges but my cravings have now started with a vengeance. Would I be able to use nicotine patches instead (as I assume that they might not cause oral thrush)? Also what is a ‘safe’ alternative for nicotine lozenges that will not flare up the thrush again?

Finally, Able you asked which probiotic I am taking and the values. I am from Australia so I am taking one from a company called ‘Wagner’called ‘Probiotica’. These are in capsule form and they contain Lactobacillus gasseri 2.6 billion CFU, Bifidobacterium bifidum 0.2 billion CFU and Bifidobacterium longum 0.2 billion CFU. So all up at total of 3.0 billion CFU. Dosage is 1 per day. Is this strong enough? Would it be safe if I took 2 or 3 a day?

sorry for all the questions! Thanks in advance for your reply.