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

09/07/2018

The Self-Efficacy Scale for Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet (SESAMeD): A scale construction and validation

Article citation: Cuadrado E, Gutiérrez-Domingo T, Castillo-Mayen R, et al. The Self-Efficacy Scale for Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet…

09/07/2018

Evaluation of Mediterranean diet adherence scores: a systematic review

Article citation: Zaragoza-Martí A, Cabañero-Martínez MJ, Hurtado-Sánchez JA, et al. Evaluation of Mediterranean diet adherence scores: a systematic…

09/07/2018

How the Mediterranean diet and Extra Virgin Olive Oil aid in the prevention and management of diabetes

The prevalence of diabetes has more than tripled over the last 3 decades, with around 1.2 million…

05/07/2018

Olive Wellness Institute Awareness Event – May 2018

Amongst the midst of the Australian Olive Harvest, in May 2018 a group of healthcare professionals, academics…

03/07/2018

Biological and Pharmacological Activities of Squalene and Related Compounds: Potential Uses in Cosmetic Dermatology

Article citation: Huang ZR, Lin YK and Fang JY. Biological and Pharmacological Activities of Squalene and Related Compounds: Potential…

03/07/2018

The paradoxical effect of extra-virgin olive oil on oxidative phenomena during in vitro co-digestion with meat

Article citation:  Martini S, Cavalchi M, Conte A and Tagliazucchi D. The paradoxical effect of extra-virgin olive oil on oxidative…

03/07/2018

Olive oil in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies and intervention trials.

Article citation: Schwingshackl L, Lampousi AM, Portillo MP, et al. Olive oil in the prevention and management of type…

03/07/2018

Olive Leaf Extracts Act as Modulators of the Human Immune Response

Olive Leaf Extracts Act as Modulators of the Human Immune Response

02/07/2018

Neuroprotective Effects of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and its Component Oleocanthal in Alzheimer’s disease

Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) has many health promoting effects. Among these health benefit, supported by epidemiological reports,…

20/06/2018

Olive Wellness Institute Podcast Series – Edition #1

Join us for an intimate conversation with Chole Goldsmith, a PhD student studying at the University of…

Latest news

Hundreds Protest Proposed Olive Tariffs in Spain

Source: Olive Oil Times Hundreds Protest Proposed Olive Tariffs in Spain The tariffs on all types of oliv…

Biodynamic Farming: Somewhere Between Science and Faith

Source: Olive Oil Times Biodynamic Farming: Somewhere Between Science and Faith Olive groves at the award…

Introducing the Updated Asian Diet Pyramid

Source: Oldways Introducing the Updated Asian Diet Pyramid Introducing the Updated Asian Diet Pyramid…

Food as Medicine: Understanding Functional Foods

Source: Oldways Food as Medicine: Understanding Functional Foods Food as Medicine: Understanding Function…

Production, Exports and Quality Main Issues for South American Producers

Source: Olive Oil Times Production, Exports and Quality Main Issues for South American Producers Represen…

Mediterranean Street Food

Source: Oldways Mediterranean Street Food Mediterranean Street Food…

Landmark Med Diet Study Corrected After Methods Are Questioned

Source: Olive Oil Times Landmark Med Diet Study Corrected After Methods Are Questioned After some miscond…

New Zealand Olive Oil Producers Set for Record Year

Source: Olive Oil Times New Zealand Olive Oil Producers Set for Record Year Olive oil production is at a …

Crack out the Crockpot! Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for Winter

Source: Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Crack out the Crockpot! Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for Winter Wha…

Researchers Link Elements of Med Diet to Delayed Menopause

Source: Olive Oil Times Researchers Link Elements of Med Diet to Delayed Menopause Researchers have postu…

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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