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The Olive Wellness Institute is a science repository on the nutrition, health and wellness benefits of olives and olive products, which is all subject to extensive peer review. The institute is guided by scientific experts that specialise in the nutrition, health and wellness benefits related to olive products.

This website is intended to be the go to source of credible information relating to the nutrition, health and wellness benefits of olives and olive products, such as Extra Virgin Olive Oil and other products derived from the olive tree.

 

Olive Health and Wellness

The olive tree is nature’s ancient source of health and wellness – it is naturally rich in healthy compounds. It is one of the oldest known cultivated trees in the world, and in many countries has been used for various health and wellness purposes since antiquity.

 

Our Mission

To increase awareness of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and other olive products by gathering, sharing and promoting expert, credible and evidence-based information on their nutrition, health and wellness benefits.

Our Promise
The Olive Wellness Institute is based on the following guiding principles:

EVIDENCE-BASED
The Olive Wellness Institute is strictly committed to delivering evidence-based information informed by high-level research standards.
EXPERTISE
The Olive Wellness Institute is guided by world-renowned experts in the fields of nutrition, health and wellness, and the information is developed by leading scientists, researchers and health professionals who have research expertise in olives, olive oil and its uses in traditional diets.
CREDIBILITY
All information developed and distributed by the Olive Wellness Institute is subject to extensive review by the Advisory Panel as a result of our evidence based, science-first approach.

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The Health and Wellness Benefits of Olive Products

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Olive Wellness Institute Podcast Series – Edition #4

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Olive Wellness Institute Podcast Series – Edition #1

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Olive Wellness Institute Podcast Series – Edition # 2

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Join us for an intimate conversation with Dr Mary Flynn, an Associate Professor of Medicine (clinical) at Brown…

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Leandro Ravetti

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Leandro Ravetti is the Technical Director at Boundary Bend Limited – Australia’s leading producer of premium Extra…

01/10/2018

The Mediterranean Diet & Fertility

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The Mediterranean Diet & Fertility By Stefanie Valakas, Stefanie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Nutritionist practicing…

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The Mediterranean Diet and the Microbiome

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Summary The human microbiome is a complex environment and we are just beginning to touch the tip…

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Grades of Olive Oil

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Olive Wellness Institute Advisory Panel

 

The Olive Wellness Institute has an expert Advisory Panel, to provide insight and guidance, and to ensure a high level of scientific direction. The functions of the Advisory Panel members are to provide evidence-based guidance to the Olive Wellness Institute, to ensure:

  • The Olive Wellness Institute is viewed as a highly credible, evidence-based source of olive nutrition, health and wellness information.
  • All information that is prepared and released by the Olive Wellness Institute is credible, non-biased and scientifically sound.
  • Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos

    Head of School, School of Allied Health at LaTrobe University.

  • Associate Professor Mary Flynn

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinical) at Brown University.

  • Dr. Simon Poole

    Qualifications: MBBS DRCOG About: Dr Simon Poole MBBS DRCOG is a Cambridge…

  • Professor Russell Keast

    Professor at Deakin University.

  • Dr. Michael Kingsley

    Lead academic Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology at La Trobe University

  • Dr. Selina Wang

    Research director of the UC Davis Olive Center

  • Dr. Flavia Fayet-Moore

    Registered Nutritionist and Accredited Practising Dietitian

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