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Benefits of olive oil for the heart, skin and hair

8/7/2013 - If you are an avid viewer of cooking shows, you know that olive oil is a staple in most top chefs' creations. Cooking connoisseurs enjoy using this oil because of the unique flavor it brings to food. Olive oil is made from olives, most of which originate from the Mediterranean region. People in this...

Man persecuted by California government over raw milk defies all odds to resurrect olive oil from thousand-year-old olive trees

6/27/2013 - Six months ago, California "raw milk man" James Stewart was sitting in a jail cell in Los Angeles county, shivering from hypothermia, his body wrapped in chains from hands to ankles. He had been raided at gunpoint by the LA County Sheriff's office under orders from the FDA, then labeled a "terrorist"...

Extra virgin olive oil prevents abnormal brain tangle formation to prevent Alzheimer's disease

6/10/2013 - The number of people suffering from Alzheimer's dementia worldwide currently totals 30 million, with new cases expected to triple by the year 2050. What has changed over the past 50 years to account for such an epidemic rise in this once extremely rare disease, now being diagnosed more increasingly...

How extra virgin olive oil protects against Alzheimer's

4/1/2013 - According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Alzheimer's disease (AD) -- which robs people of the ability to think, remember and reason -- is an irreversible, progressive disease that eventually destroys even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. The NIH predicts that as many as 5.1...

Food fraud warning: Pomegranate juice, olive oil, seafood may not be what they seem

3/3/2013 - A consumer advocacy group is warning in an updated report that some of the food items shoppers see on store shelves aren't what they seem. The nonprofit U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention has recently released a new update to its Food Fraud Database, whereby the group has documented cases of food fraud,...

Olive oil helps prevent visible facial skin aging

10/8/2012 - A recent study on over 1,900 French men and women analyzed diet, sun exposure, physical activity, age, and geographic location. The study followed participants for over two and a half years and found that those with the lowest levels of monounsaturated fatty acids in their diets displayed the greatest...

Three benefits of olive oil compel its continued use

9/11/2012 - Olive oil has been in the news lately. Both the Guardian and the Daily Mail in the UK reported that some Italian extra virgin olive oil producers have been lying about their products. Italy has a much greater demand for olive oil than the country can supply, so producers were either adding imported...

Unraveling food industry lies - That's not real olive oil you're using

8/27/2012 - Considered by many to be one of the healthiest plant-based fats, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) has gained considerable notoriety in recent years for its ability to lower heart disease risk and cholesterol levels, among other benefits. Unfortunately, much of the so-called olive oil sold in stores today...

Mediterranean diet with extra virgin olive oil prevents bone loss and lowers cardiovascular risk

8/22/2012 - Past research studies have confirmed the healthy benefits of consuming a traditional Mediterranean style diet. Researchers have demonstrated that this type of diet consisting of healthy quantities of extra virgin olive oil, nuts, seeds, fruits and leafy greens and largely void of excess calories from...

The jury is in - Olive oil lowers mortality by a quarter and heart disease by nearly one-half

7/24/2012 - Followers of the popular Mediterranean diet have known for years that eating fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds and plenty of extra virgin olive oil is beneficial to health. Recent studies have continued to bolster this eating pattern, with much less emphasis on overcooked meats, hydrogenated...

The great olive oil fraud - Why your extra virgin olive oil may not be virgin at all

7/18/2012 - You thought you were making an informed health choice by using extra-virgin olive oil in place of cheaper, low-quality cooking oils, right? You probably never thought that a tiny, expensive bottle of EVOO might be cut with crap or doctored with chlorophyll to make it taste like olive oil -- when in...

Toxic rapeseed and other low-grade oils with additives are being passed off as olive oil

3/2/2012 - As much as 50 percent of the olive oil sold in the U.S. is not actually pure olive oil, as some brands claiming to be "extra-virgin" or "100 percent Italian," for instance, have actually been adulterated with toxic rapeseed oil, more popularly known as canola oil, soybean oil, and other low-grade oils....

Olive oil and nuts in diet control heart disease better than dangerous drug therapies

9/27/2011 - More vindication for a natural Mediterranean-style diet, including plenty of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and nuts, was revealed in an advanced study published by the prestigious journal Atherosclerosis. Early results from a Spanish study with more than 7500 participants demonstrates that high quantities...

Olive oil wins over red wine in life extending properties

7/16/2011 - On May 11th, in Geneve, Switzerland, a new award in nutritional supplements went to an Italo-Californian company for extracting the very key component of the Mediterranean diet: hydroxytyrosol, a very potent polyphenol that has antioxidant properties, beat those of the well known red grape seeds that...

Olive oil may reduce stroke risk, study finds

7/13/2011 - A new study suggests consuming large quantities of olive oil through heavy use in cooking and dressings may significantly reduce your stroke risk. Investigators in France discovered that older adults who used olive oil extensively had a 41% lower stroke probability than those who did not use it at all:...

Regular olive oil consumption lowers stroke risk by forty percent

7/10/2011 - Critical research released in the industry publication journal Neurology from the American Academy of Neurology provides evidence that regular consumption of olive oil can help lower the risk of stroke. The study examined individuals over the age of 65 that are most vulnerable to the devastating effects...

Olive oil really does reduce risk of stroke, says research

6/28/2011 - Another new study has confirmed what we've known for quite some time - that olive oil contributes to better health. According to researchers who followed about 7,000 people aged 65 and older in three French cities for five years, olive oil can help greatly reduce the incidence of stroke. Scientists...

Try these ten new ways to use olive oil

3/21/2011 - Olive oil has been a shining star in the natural health community for years; it has far more uses than salad dressings and pizza crust. But olive oil can be used in a variety of ways on the body and around the home too. Check out ten new ways to use olive oil below: 1. Deep Moisture for Dry Skin...

Olive oil and raw green diet lower systemic inflammation and improve cardiovascular health

2/3/2011 - Systemic inflammation is a significant factor known to accelerate the aging process and is an underlying mechanism behind most chronic illnesses including cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Low grade inflammation increases body temperature and initiates degradation of the delicate endothelial...

Olive oil protects the liver from oxidative stress

11/23/2010 - One of hottest areas of current scientific research involves one of the tastiest ingredients of Mediterranean-style dishes -- olive oil. Evidence has been steadily mounting that olive oil protects and builds health in a variety of ways. Not only does it help prevent depression and fight inflammation...

Olive oil halts growth of breast cancer tumors

11/2/2010 - Olive oil may help prevent and even fight breast cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Universitat Auṭnoma de Barcelona, Spain, and published in the journal Carcinogenesis. The researchers found that olive oil appeared to protect rat DNA from the damage that can lead to...

Olive oil provides amazing liver protection

11/1/2010 - You may want to drizzle a little extra olive oil on your next salad, according to findings from a new study out of the University of Monastir in Tunisia and King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. Researchers there found that extra virgin olive oil provides powerful antioxidant protection against toxins...

Add a Little Olive Oil and Help Fight Breast Cancer Naturally

8/6/2010 - Spanish scientists from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona have recently found that adding a little olive oil to your meal can help ward off breast cancer. The olive oil wards against breast cancer by attacking breast tumors in a number of different ways. The olive oil actually inhibits the growth...

Olive Oil is a Breast Cancer Fighter and More

7/29/2010 - The therapeutic effects of olive oil are both wondrous and unquestioned. Used since the most ancient of times olives and olive oil are an important aspect of the Mediterranean diet or any diet for that matter. Hippocrates declared that our food should be our medicine and one of the best places to start...

Scientists discover olive oil directly impacts genes to halt inflammation

7/27/2010 - Research has been steadily accumulating that olive oil, a main component of the Mediterranean diet, has extensive health-protective properties. For example, phytonutrient components of olive oil have been found to be effective against breast cancer cells (http://www.naturalnews.com/025633_cancer_olive_oil_brst.html)...

New research: olive oil can prevent ulcerative colitis

5/18/2010 - Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that brings untold pain and misery to about 120,000 people of all ages in the UK and over a million in the US. It produces inflammation and sores in the lining of the rectum and colon that bleed, produce pus and cause frequent diarrhea....

How to Avoid Olive Oil Deceptions that Harm Health

4/1/2010 - When you buy olive oil labeled Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, you think you're getting the best of all possible salad oils. If it is what the label says, especially if it's from Italy, you assume that you are getting the healthiest oil possible. But is that really true? There have been several...

Make Gourmet Olive Oils Infused with Herbs

2/15/2010 - Olive oil is made from crushing and pressing of olives to extract the oil. Studies have shown time and again that people who use olive oil in place of animal fats or unhealthy hydrogenated fats have lower rates of heart disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and asthma. Infusing olive oil...

It is Olive Picking Time: Time to Renew Your Health

11/17/2009 - Fresh olive oil is ideal for internal cleansings and for use as a natural health tool. What better way to start than with some freshly pressed olive oil? Olive oil has been used for centuries for its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties and for its many vitamins and...

Olive Oil is a Medical Marvel

10/30/2009 - In the 1930s comic strip "Popeye," Olive Oil was portrayed as a skinny weakling, a perpetual damsel in distress who couldn't survive without her Popeye coming to the rescue. But in the health world, olive oil is no nutritional weakling. Besides being one of the best sources to go to for a healthy...

Olive Oil Provides a Cure for Over Sixty Diseases

9/25/2009 - The olive, or zaitoon in Arabic, is a sign of friendship and peace and it is a cure for over 60 diseases. According to religious beliefs, after the flood of Noah, the first plant seen was the olive tree. The olives, the olive oil and especially the olive leaves are full of nutrients, vitamins and healing....

Canola Oil: There is the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

7/16/2009 - Corn oil comes from corn: sunflower oil from sunflowers, sesame oil from sesame seeds, peanut oil from peanuts, olive oil from olives, Canola oil from...Canolas? What is a Canola? And why is the word "Canola" capitalized? Canola is an engineered plant developed in Canada. The oil is derived from...

Fish, Nuts and Olive Oil Reduce Age-Related Blindness Risk (AMD)

6/2/2009 - Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of age and older. It gradually destroys sharp, central vision that's needed for tasks like driving and reading and, in time, AMD can lead to total blindness. With Baby Boomers growing older, by 2020 around...

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Fights Breast Cancer, Scientists Discover

2/16/2009 - Researchers from the Catalonian Institute of Oncology (ICO) in Girona and the University of Granada in Spain have discovered that extra virgin olive oil appears to be a powerful weapon against breast cancer. In a study just published in the scientific journal BMC Cancer, the scientists report polyphenols...

Anti-Cancer Properties of Olives Revealed in Two Recent Studies

2/11/2009 - Two recent studies have suggested that compounds found in olives could be useful as anti-cancer weapons. One study had found that a compound in olive skin acts against colon cancer cells, while the other found that compounds in olive oil act against breast cancer cells. Maslinic Acid in Olive Skin...

New Study Finds Olive Oil Effective against HER-2 Breast Cancer

1/11/2009 - Olive oil, that magical elixir from the Mediterranean, has long been known to confer many health benefits. It is one reason people who eat the Mediterranean diet live such long, healthy and happy lives. Researchers are busy scientifically documenting these benefits including recent reports on the ability...

How to Find Pure Products in a Sea of Supplements

2/14/2008 - Recently, a reader asked for details about what natural health products are pure. This discussion is ongoing and endless because so many interesting and new methods of preparation appear regularly on the market. There are some rules that we can follow that serve us pretty well. To begin with, an...

Olive Oil – A Definition of Standards and Health Benefits

1/23/2008 - Olive oil has been in use since ancient times. The Ancient Greeks used to call it 'liquid gold'; it was an essential part of their diet, athletes would rub it on their bodies, and winners of the Olympic Games would be crowned with the olive tree's leafy branches as a sign of glory. A Mediterranean...

Dr. Bronner's launches fair trade organic olive oil, reaches organic products milestone

4/4/2007 - Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps announced that the company has reached a milestone in its goal to use 95 percent raw materials that are both organic and fair trade certified. In February the company received shipment of its first order of 80 metric tons of organic olive oil from the Holy Land, where olive...

Olive oil can help prevent ailments of the gut, cancer

2/13/2007 - A recent study has shown that extra virgin olive oil, which is rich in polyphenols, may protect your stomach from ulcers and cancer. “These results open the possibility of considering extra virgin olive oil a chemoprotective agent for peptic ulcer or gastric cancer,” said lead author, Concepcion...

Boosting olive oil intake can lower blood pressure in men, study finds

1/16/2007 - Men who consume a moderate amount of olive oil can significantly reduce systolic blood pressure levels, according to a new study appearing in the January volume of the Journal of Nutrition. Researchers from the University of Barcelona recruited 110 healthy men from Germany, Denmark and Finland --...

Diets rich in olive oil can help prevent cell damage that leads to cancer, study suggests

12/29/2006 - Diets that have plenty of olive oil may be helping prevent body cell damage that can lead to cancer, suggests a study by researchers in Denmark. Researchers from Copenhagen University Hospital looked at 182 men between the ages of 20 and 60, hailing from five European countries, for two weeks. During...

Walnuts found to protect arteries better than olive oil after meals high in saturated fats

10/10/2006 - A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that eating walnuts after a meal high in unhealthy fats can reduce the damaging effects of such fats on blood vessels. Researchers from Barcelona's Hospital Clinico conducted a study on 24 adult participants, half of...

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