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Is chewing and spitting olive oil a good way to get rid of toxins?

From: 
Jeanne
Question: 

I heard or read some time back about taking some olive oil (and maybe adding something(s) to it) and "chewing" it for a few minutes and then i guess spit it out...great for getting rid of toxins etc. Do you know anything about this and what is the "recipe"??

Source: 
Dr. Deane
Answer: 

I cannot find any scientific studies which suggest health benefits from chewing and spitting olive oil. There are very few toxins that are capable of building up in the body and I cannot see how any of these could get out of bones, fat deposits, etc. in the short time that one swishes olive oil.

Date: 
Sunday, September 10, 2006

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