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Can Olive Oil Cure Alzheimer's?

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made designated November as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in 1983. At that time there were less than two million people with the disease – today that number has increased to $5 more than million and is expected to grow to 16 million in 2050 (1). Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia and accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases. Contrary to what many believe, Alzheimer's is not an inevitable part of aging although the most significant risk factor is increasing age. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but with late-stage Alzheimer's, individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation...

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Can Changes in Your Diet Help Fight Off Depression?

According to the CDC, 8% of American adults suffered from depression in a given two-week period from 2013 to 2016. Symptoms may include changes in appetite and sleep, trouble concentrating, feeling sad or anxious, and decreased interest in activities that were once enjoyable. Treating depression is challenging, as drugs are only effective in one-third of cases. However, new studies show that what you eat impacts your mental health - not just your physical health.  A recent study done at Ohio State University found that a diet low in saturated fat, sugar, and processed foods can reduce the risk of depression by 24 percent over a 12-year period. The research team went as far as to suggest that dietary advice should form...

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Tips for Better Heart Health

World Heart Day is on September 29th and Olea True wants to help support the cause! The goal is to spread awareness about cardiovascular health and promote preventative steps and lifestyle changes to reduce the onset of heart disease and help prevent stroke and heart failure. The World Heart Federation's "My Heart and Your Heart" campaign focuses on what you can do to take care of your own and your loved ones' hearts. The call to action this year is to make a promise to get active, eat more healthily, and say NO to smoking. Olea True wants to help inspire you to make a promise you can commit to you! A simple promise … for MY HEART, for YOUR HEART, for ALL OUR...

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5 Best Natural Antibiotics

Antibiotics have helped save lives and have played a significant role in making advances in medicine and surgery (1). They have successfully treated or prevented infections that can occur in patients with compromised immune systems, such as cancer patients receiving chemotherapy treatments, for those who suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis, and for patients recovering from complex surgeries. Antibiotics have also been a lifesaver in developing countries where the absence of adequate sanitation leads to foodborne and other poverty-related infection.  Despite the positive impact antibiotics have had in recent years, their overuse has reached an all-time high, and as a result, antibiotics are losing their effectiveness. As antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as “superbugs” become more common, doctors have started to look...

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Olea True Receives a Silver Award from London IOOC

For the second year in a row, Olea True received a silver award in the health claim category at the London International Olive Oil Competition. This competition attracts olive oil producers from around the world with this unique event that highlights the health protective properties of high phenolic olive oil, combined with a good taste profile. Olive oil samples are analyzed using a chemical and organoleptic analysis. The first part measures the potency of health protective compounds, like oleocanthal, oleacein, oleuropein, and aglycon, found only in premium quality olive oil using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) analysis. Learn more about NMR analysis in science section of our site. The second part of the evaluates the flavor of each sample using a scale of 0-100....

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