Joyce Cohen Gets Her Teeth Cleaned

A few months ago, Joyce Cohen, who writes The Hunt column for the NY Times Real Estate section, started drinking 2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil every day. She began after talking with me and because of stuff posted here. Yesterday she went to the dentist for the first time since she started drinking it.

“Jane the hygienist said my gums were in great shape — better than ever,” she wrote me. Meaning the best they’d ever been.

“What’s funny is you can’t FEEL good gums from inside your mouth, but I take her word for it.” The hygienist said that although she was scraping and scraping, there was no bleeding.

Joyce started with Spectrum Organic flaxseed oil without lignans but later switched to the oil with lignans. She despises the taste but finds it is most palatable mixed with yogurt.

My dental story. Tyler Cowen’s story.

One Response to “Joyce Cohen Gets Her Teeth Cleaned”

  1. Timothy Beneke Says:

    I’ve been doing 3-4 tablespoons a day and my gums are better as well according to my dentist. Barlean’s has the most palatable taste of the ones I’ve tried. Also, if you put the oil in a small clean glass with some water, then bring the glass to your mouth, and open your mouth wide, and then stick your tongue way out, OUTSIDE of the bottom of the glass, and against the bottom, and then gulp it down, you get very little taste, because it bypasses your tongue and enters the back of your mouth. Then I gulp down some water and then take a big swig of green tea and hold it in my mouth to mask any taste.

    I don’t want any taste, in part because I don’t much care for the taste, but also because I always go tasteless in the morning anyway, and lately have been going tasteless all day, but that’s another story…