The olive tree – nature’s ancient source of health and wellness

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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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Latest articles

06/08/2018

The Mediterranean Diet and the Microbiome

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

13/08/2018

Q and A with Advisory Panel Member Professor Russell Keast

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How did your science research career all start? It is not a straight line between school, University…

14/06/2018

Showdown: What Is The Best Oil For Cooking?

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This article examines the factors that influence how an oil reacts at high temperatures, and reveals what…

25/07/2018

Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet Supplemented with Extra-Virgin Olive Oil or Nuts

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Article citation: Estruch R, Ros E, Salas-Salvadó J, et al. Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet…

01/08/2018

A randomised controlled intervention study investigating the efficacy of carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetables and extra-virgin olive oil on attenuating sarcopenic symptomology in overweight and obese older adults during energy intake restriction: protocol paper.

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Article citation: Villani A, Wright H, Slater G, et al. A randomised controlled intervention study investigating the…

01/08/2018

Evolution of Mediterranean diets and cuisine: concepts and definitions.

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Article citation: Radd-Vagenas S, Kouris-Blazos A, Singh MF, et al. Evolution of Mediterranean diets and cuisine: concepts and…

01/08/2018

The Mediterranean Diet and Cognitive Function among Healthy Older Adults in a 6-Month Randomised Controlled Trial: The MedLey Study

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Article citation: Knight A, Bryan J, Wilson C, et al. The Mediterranean Diet and Cognitive Function among…

01/08/2018

A randomised controlled intervention trial evaluating the efficacy of a Mediterranean dietary pattern on cognitive function and psychological wellbeing in healthy older adults: the MedLey study.

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Article citation: Knight A, Bryan J, Wilson C, et al. A randomised controlled intervention trial evaluating the efficacy…

01/08/2018

A randomised controlled intervention trial evaluating the efficacy of an Australianised Mediterranean diet compared to the habitual Australian diet on cognitive function, psychological wellbeing and cardiovascular health in healthy older adults (MedLey study): protocol paper

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Article citation: Davis CR, Bryan J, Hodgson JM, et al. A randomised controlled intervention trial evaluating the efficacy…

01/08/2018

A Mediterranean diet lowers blood pressure and improves endothelial function: results from the MedLey randomized intervention trial

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Article citation: Davis CR, Hodgson JM, Woodman R, et al. A Mediterranean diet lowers blood pressure and improves…

Latest news

Master Milling Course Returns to UC Davis

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Kalamata Dominates Greek Table Olive Market

Source: Olive Oil Times Kalamata Dominates Greek Table Olive Market Krinos Foods Canada Ltd. president Al…

A Q&A with The Olive Wellness Institute’s Simon Poole

Source: Oldways A Q&A with The Olive Wellness Institute’s Simon Poole A Q&A with The Olive …

Olive Oil Increasingly Popular Among Douro Wineries

Source: Olive Oil Times Olive Oil Increasingly Popular Among Douro Wineries Portugal’s region of Douro …

Greek Trade Group Proposes National Strategy for Olive Oil

Source: Olive Oil Times Greek Trade Group Proposes National Strategy for Olive Oil The National Interbran…

DCoop, Pompeian Under Fire for Deceptive Labeling

Source: Olive Oil Times DCoop, Pompeian Under Fire for Deceptive Labeling The Spanish cooperative is agai…

Hillside Groves Between Assisi and Spoleto Get Heritage Status

Source: Olive Oil Times Hillside Groves Between Assisi and Spoleto Get Heritage Status The territory incl…

Researchers Turn to Olive Oil to Help Reduce Maternal Deaths in Uganda

Source: Olive Oil Times Researchers Turn to Olive Oil to Help Reduce Maternal Deaths in Uganda Mbarara Un…

Cooking Creatively with Heritage Foods: Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Source: Oldways Cooking Creatively with Heritage Foods: Black-Eyed Pea Salad Cooking Creatively with Heri…

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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