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Follow Friday: Oil pulling

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I had never even heard of oil pulling until a few weeks ago when a customer at work told me about it. Then, all of a sudden, it seemed like everyone was talking about it. I definitely don’t think that it’s the cure-all that many people are touting it as. However, it does seem like it can have some benefits; such as, tooth cleaning and breath-freshening. It’s probably better than using mouthwash but it’s no substitute for regular flossing and brushing (in my non-dental completely personal opinion).

Check out a couple of recent articles about the subject: The “oil pulling” health craze works, just not in the way you think on Jezebel and Oil pulling your leg on Science-Based Medicine.

Author: diana chard

I'm a registered dietitian living in Nova Scotia, Canada. My goal is to help people relearn how to have a healthy relationship with food.

One thought on “Follow Friday: Oil pulling

  1. I’ve used oil pulling. It does make the mouth feel clean and healthy. Don’t spit the oil into the sink when you are finished, or you will eventually plug the drain.

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