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Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying and Healing the Body Through Oral Cleansing

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  262 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
If you have bad breath, bleeding gums, cavities, or tooth pain-you need this book! If you suffer from asthma, diabetes, arthritis, migraine headaches, or any chronic illness, and have not found relief, this book could have the solution you need. All disease starts in the mouth! As incredible as it may seem, most of the chronic and infectious illnesses that trouble our soci ...more
Paperback, 194 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Piccadilly Books (first published September 1st 2008)
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Dec 30, 2016 Miriam added it
My sister forced this book on me gave me this book. She is a big fan of oil pulling and many other woo-woo cure-alls non-traditional health strategies. The book is full of dubious citations and implausible miracle claims and scare stories about people dying from dental issues they didn't even notice, but I suppose that swishing oil around your mouth is probably harmless. At least I hope so as my sister makes me do it when she's around. If you are a medical professional and know of some health ri ...more
Rik Schnabel
Jan 07, 2016 Rik Schnabel rated it it was amazing
This is not only a must read, it's a must do - if you care about your health. It's quick, it's easy and oil pulling is now part of my daily regime.

Every 6 months I go to my dentist for a scale and clean and after just one month of oil pulling and visiting the dentist; I was rescheduled to scale and clean in 6 months time. I didn't need it. This is genius!
Michelle McBeth
Apr 02, 2016 Michelle McBeth rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
Before trying the practice of oil pulling, I read two different books on the subject. This is one of them.
SUMMARY: "All disease starts in the mouth! As incredible as it may seem, most of the chronic and infectious illnesses that trouble our society today are influenced by the health of our mouths. Our mouths are a reflection of the health inside our bodies. If you have poor dental health, you are bound to have other health problems. Despite regular brushing and flossing, over 90 percent of the p
May 07, 2011 Paul rated it it was amazing
Here is a safe and very easy way to vastly improve your health without special pills or diets. All it requires is swishing a spoonful of vegetable oil around your mouth for at least 15 minutes at a time.

Many scientific studies have chronicled a link between chronic illness and the health of our mouths (the book references over 150 such studies). Think about it; our mouths are constantly warm and moist, like a tropical rain forest, which is a great breeding ground for germs. They are also open to
Oct 28, 2008 Jen rated it really liked it
A friend told me about oil pulling about 5 months ago and I didn't pay much attention. So when I saw this book I knew I was missing out on something. I know Bruce Fife and have enjoyed a few of his other books. I believe he has a pretty solid foundation in nutrition. I skimmed over a chunk of this book (regarding specific health conditions mostly), but the main parts I did read were fascinating (e.g. when diseased teeth from humans were placed in animals, the animal contracted the same physical ...more
Zorina B
Jun 18, 2015 Zorina B rated it it was amazing
This was a great book that really explained how our dental health affects our overall health. It explained the oil pulling method and also explained the science that backs it up and the extensive studies that have been done regarding oral health and how it affects overall health. One of the studies that was mentioned was studies done by Dr. Price and the issue with root canals. The dangers that are associated with root canals, amalgam fillings, and dentist materials were discussed in depth along ...more
Jun 27, 2015 Yuliia rated it really liked it
Very interesting, new ideas and information that I found to be useful.
1. How to oil pull: 1 tbsp of oil swish in your mouth for 20min.
2. Do it 1-4 times a day. Morning before food is the most important one.
3. Diet is the key to everything. Sugar is the worst enemy.
4. Even if you brush your teeth after eating sugar, sugar levels rise in your body = levels of sugar in saliva change. Your teeth will suffer anyways.
5. Oil pulling will make your teeth whiter and your gums healthier. Maybe even cure
Jan 30, 2013 Coneathea rated it it was amazing
Thus is the third book I have read by Bruce Fife. It is an easy read filled with a lot of good information. I have oil pulled off and on (only because when I start oil pulling it never fails that my kids want to ask me questions that must be answered. ) the results are amazing. I really believe that this is a tool to use for over all good health. It is natural and doesn't conflict with medications. In a time that we are bombarded with processed foods, toxins in the environment and in our homes w ...more
Apr 21, 2013 Christine rated it really liked it
Shelves: general-health
Very interesting. I started Oil Pulling and have done it for about 1 week. I noticed so far that my teeth are whiter and my breath is much fresher. I add a drop of clove or wintergreen essential oil while I am pulling. Also, I noticed that it is easier to floss my teeth. The floss glides between my teeth now. I am hoping to see a inprovement in my digestive system and other health issues. The books says it could take at least 45 days. The process sounded kind of gross but I found it to be easier ...more
Jan 15, 2015 MsTrouble rated it really liked it
This works! I have been oil pulling with coconut oil for almost a year and let me tell you - you would be surprised at what wonders it works for your body. I always had problems with 'monthly' cramps... I started oil pulling and I don't even have to take Advil anymore. Teeth... whiter. Skin... clearer. Sweat... sweeter. LOL that sounds funny, right? I'm serious. Try it for a month, you'll see :-) And if it doesn't work for you, Google the many things you can do with that wonderful coconut oil!
Jun 11, 2013 LA rated it liked it
I rated this one a three because I'm not sure this works for people who regularly floss and brush already. It probably would work well for people with advanced dental problems, but then any cleaning would be great! It also seems like an entire book wouldn't be needed to describe this process, which is basically "swish vegetable oil in your mouth for ten to 15 minutes per day". If you need to be convinced of the benefits or are just curious, it's still worth a read.
Feb 21, 2015 ashley rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Knowledgeable but not worth it

The book itself was insightful to the wonderful world of dentistry, but truly I feel there was only a few pages that really covered the actual topic of oil pulling. Yes it does explain the science behind the process, but in reality save yourself the time of reading the overwhelming about of knowledge of tooth decay, swish coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes and spit.
Jun 08, 2014 Ashley rated it really liked it
If you can get past the blatant typos and misuse of some scientific terms (in an attempt to make the material more approachable I assume), the overall message of this book is good and easy to follow. I started the process of oil pulling before having read this book (or any book on the subject) and it was good to see some of the evidence to back up this therapy. Would recommend with the caveat: this text definitely needs some editing.
Nov 28, 2014 Michael rated it it was amazing
Great book! People have no clue how modern medicine has failed and is causing so many diseases like cancer. The body can heal itself from almost anything if the conditions are right. The book does a great job showing the links between many illnesses and bacteria.
Wenko P
Aug 16, 2010 Wenko P rated it it was amazing
pulled me to practice oil pulling and it is a miraculous healing process.never had a cough last for more than a day.excellent health practice.
Cindy Kennedy
Aug 04, 2013 Cindy Kennedy rated it it was amazing
Very informative book about how our teeth affect our health. I try to oil pull each day with coconut oil. I have seen some improvements in my teeth.
Marika Charalambous
Oct 14, 2013 Marika Charalambous rated it it was amazing
Reviewed first on my blog:

I’ve read tons of health benefits of doing oil pulling, not only for teeth and oral health, but also for the health of the entire body. However it is one thing to read what other bloggers say (like me), and quite another to read a book written by a professional on the topic.

In fact this book has been recommended a lot on the oil pulling Curezone forum so I decided to pick it up and read it. I’ve already talked briefly about this
Dec 31, 2013 Erika rated it really liked it
I am torn between giving this book 3 or 4 stars. The information presented in this book is absolutely wonderful, but the way it is presented is not very appealing. So, the reader can decide for themselves. I have been oil pulling off and on for two years, but will definitely make a more consistent habit of it. The benefits are numerous and studies (as well as countless testimonials) prove that this ancient Ayurvedic practice is something that should be incorporated into Western though concerning ...more
I had never heard of this book or of this technique until I was in a natural food and health store in Bainbridge Island, WA. I saw it on the shelf and was immediately intrigued.

I started using oil pulling, with coconut oil, even before I was finished with the book. It made enough sense to me to start it out.

Reading this book gains you much more information than how to use oil to rinse and purify your mouth. Nutritional information abounds, as does relevant biological and medical information.

I a
Sep 04, 2013 Natascha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 14, 2014 Mella rated it really liked it
Auf jeden Fall sehr interessant. Ich bin immer noch ein wenig skeptisch inwiefern sich Oil Pulling insgesamt auf meine Gesundheit auswirken kann, statt "nur" die Mundhygiene zu verbessern. Aber da ich selbst schon einige Entgiftungsanzeichen zeige, bin ich gespannt, was noch kommt.
Fakt ist: Nach nur einer Woche fühlen sich meine Zähne sauberer an als bisher, die Farbe ist etwas heller geworden und mein Atem ist morgens zwar nicht frisch wie nach dem Putzen, aber immerhin frischer, als ich es bi
Feb 14, 2016 Maggie rated it liked it
Shelves: health
the idea of (coconut) oil pulling to keep the mouth clean is an interesting one to me so i read this book ... the method of oil pulling and the logic behind oil pulling is explained in the book although there is a lot of repeating of basic information ... in addition the oil pulling as therapy (method and reasons) is brief and the largest part of the book is a review of good eating habits
Alison Foxall
Sep 15, 2013 Alison Foxall rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic book on oral health and detoxification. The author debunks many myths that have been floating around on the Internet about oil pulling. If you ever wanted to learn more, I highly recommend reading this book rather than any article online.
Apr 04, 2012 Barb rated it really liked it
Hmmmmm. I'm not sure what I think. I think I'll give it a try. If it works, I'll give it more stars. If it doesn't... My father-in-law is really into alternative medicine, so he introduces us all kinds of stuff. We;ll see what happens.
Robert Gallant
Apr 25, 2015 Robert Gallant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oil pulling magic.

Dr. Fife's book is great! Loads of information about teeth and how oil pulling helps keep your mouth disease free. I especially liked the question answer section at the end of the book.
Ellen Au
Dec 14, 2014 Ellen Au rated it it was ok
I need to take the 30 day challenge & see it for myself!
Deb cambria
Aug 25, 2015 Deb cambria rated it it was amazing
Excellent research and information. It works!
Jun 01, 2012 Twilla rated it really liked it
Super interesting. Going to give it a whirl.
Mar 24, 2013 Molli added it
Excellent book on this topic!
Sep 30, 2012 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: information, health
Very helpful. Eye opening. Well-organized and written.

Recommend to anyone interested in oral hygiene and dental care that results in other health benefits.
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