Hi Everybody, I've been struggling with IBS-D for about 8 years and have had little success with any treatment - either conventional or otherwise. But last week my gums were very sore and made me feel even worse than usual - I googled for a quick cure and every site relating to gum health suggested OIL PULLING. You simply gently rinse oil (Sunflower, Sesame, Olive, Evening Primrose - check sites for details) - around your mouth and between your teeth for 20 minutes. They recommend it's done on an empty stomach - then spit all of the oil out and rinse your mouth thoroughly. The idea is that the oil cleans right in between your teeth and kills bacteria you can't otherwise. It's thought to be a detox excercise and to improve all round health - as well as whitening teeth and strenghtening gums.I begun last Friday using Sunflower Oil - the improvement in my gums was immediate - my teeth and my mouth felt cleaner and healthier than I ever remember. The other thing that was astonishing was that my IBS has completely stopped - one solid bm in the morning and no more cramps!I would suggest you check elsewhere for the exact procedure involved in Oil Pulling - be very gentle if you have fillings, crowns etc. This unexpectedly worked for me and I hope it might help others too.Thank you for your time and good luck.