Debunking the ‘Oil Pulling’ Medical Pseudoscience

by | Mar 22, 2014 | Folklore, Investigation, Media Literacy, News, Science, Skepticism | 0 comments

The latest health fad making the rounds is something called “oil pulling,” an ancient Indian practice in which people cleanse their mouths (and bodies) of toxins by swishing a vegetable oil (such as olive, coconut, or sunflower) in the mouth for 20 minutes and then spitting it out.

You can read my piece for Discovery News HERE.


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