Dear friends, Last month I was diagnosed with a cyst in the thyroid gland.The hormone level is normal. Thankfully,it is a benign one but,the solution is to surgically remove the left lobe of thyroid gland. I have been doing oil pulling for some four years. My sister who is also doing oil pulling regularly,has thyroid problems for the past one year. Yes,this problem is hereditary.My mother has thyroid goiter.She is taking thyroxine. My question is "Does oil pulling triggers thyroid disorders ?" If oil pulling is good for health,how come I got this cyst.I do follow healthy eating habits,with lots of fibers and water . What went wrong? I do Kapalbhathi regularly. Does any particular pranayama or yoga helps to solve this problem?