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Greek Olive Oil Fights Breast Cancer Cells

Another groundbreaking study lead by Professor El Sayed at the University of Louisiana showed that oleocanthal, a naturally occurring compound found only in premium, high phenol olive oil, reduced the recurrence of HER2 dependent breast cancer as well as decreasing the size of other types of breast cancer tumors that appear after treatment. El Sayed’s group discovered that a daily dosage of oleocanthal, significantly fewer mice developed recurrent tumors in comparison with the control group, and those that did develop more tumors had much smaller ones.  In a follow-up study, researchers also found that oleocanthal combined with a conventional breast cancer treatment may work better than drugs alone while reducing the required dose of the medication to ¼ of the original dose (1). Siddique and...

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The Truth behind Olea True

Please meet Eftihis Androulakis, our partner at Olea True and young entrepreneur who has preserved the traditional methods of sustainable organic cultivation and processing that have been passed down to him from generation to generation. In this Q&A, Eftihis shares his philosophy and commitment to producing high phenol olive oil.  'Challenging, painstaking, traditional, and innovative' are the four words you use to describe the process for yielding premium quality olive oil. Can you tell us what this means to you?  The experience of older generations guided us, and youthful passion motivated us to start a challenging, painstaking procedure to take full advantage of what nature gave us. It all began in a rocky, mountainous area covered with olive trees that are hundreds...

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The cancer-fighting power in olive oil

Extra virgin olive oil, particularly high phenol olive oil, is one of the few foods that most health experts seem to agree on. The list of benefits is so extensive that olive oil is widely considered to be a superfood. There are numerous studies to support that it can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, reduce inflammation, and decrease your risk of stroke and heart disease. It’s also packed with antioxidants and healthy fats. We have previously cited studies that have shown that olive oil kills cancer cells. Previous evidence suggests that certain olive oils can lower your odds of developing cancer, particularly oleocanthal — a naturally occurring anti-inflammatory compound found only in high-quality EVOO. Now, new research published in the journal PLOS further supports that EVOO just might have the...

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Guide to a Plant-Based Diet

One of the most important steps you can take to boost your energy and help prevent chronic diseases is to adopt a plant-based diet. Science shows changing your nutrition is a powerful way to live longer, help the environment, and reduce your risk of getting sick.   Boost Your Health With a Plant-Based Diet Many chronic diseases can be controlled with a whole-food, plant-based diet. Scientific research presented at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting shows that a healthful diet in patients promotes the prevention and reversal of chronic diseases such as CVD, diabetes, and obesity. “Of the ten leading causes of death in the United States, at least seven, including the top four, are directly related to diet choices,” Michelle McMacken, MD, assistant professor of medicine at New York University...

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Olive Oil vs. Alzheimer’s

You may have read many of our posts on studies looking at the link between high phenol olive oil and Alzheimer's. Currently, Auburn University in Alabama is conducting a human study looking at how olive oil may delay or help prevent the onset of dementia under Dr. Amal Kaddoumi. Kaddoumi's specialty includes neuropharmacology and brain research. She has lead studies looking at how olive oil can help prevent cancer and Alzheimer's. She also received a R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health of more than $400,000 to study oleocanthal and the possible link to preventing Alzheimer’s and dementia. Kaddoumi has also received, $150,000 as part of the Auburn Presidential Awards for Interdisciplinary Research for a pilot study and is collaborating...

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