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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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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…

16/07/2018

Naturopathy and Olive Wellness

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The regular consumption of phenolic compound-rich foods and herbal extracts in the diet may beneficially balance the…

15/09/2018

Oleocanthal – A Phenolic Compound with Anti-inflammatory Action

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Freshly pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains a unique, naturally occurring compound called Oleocanthal. Oleocanthal is responsible…

03/09/2018

Grades of Olive Oil

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Olive oil is the is the oil obtained solely from the fruit of the olive tree (Olea…

20/08/2018

OliveNetTM: A comprehensive database of olive-associated compounds

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Inspired by Dr Elizabeth. D McCord (McCord Research, Iowa, USA) and with Professor Dimitrios Boskou (Emeritus Professor,…

10/08/2018

How does olive oil compare with coconut oil?

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Coconut oil has grown in popularity over recent years. An example of the power of the Internet…

27/08/2018

Q and A with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Expert – Dr. Mary Flynn

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Meet Dr Mary Flynn, one of the Olive Wellness Institute’s esteemed Advisory Panel Members.

24/08/2018

PPARG2 Pro12Ala polymorphism influences body composition changes in severely obese patients consuming extra virgin olive oil: a randomized clinical trial

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Article citation: Rodrigues APS, Rosa LPS and Silveira EA. PPARG2 Pro12Ala polymorphism influences body composition changes in severely obese patients consuming extra…

24/08/2018

The association between adherence to a Mediterranean style diet and cognition in older people: The impact of medication.

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Article citation: Hardman RJ, Meyer D, Kennedy G, et al. The association between adherence to a Mediterranean style diet and cognition…

24/08/2018

Olive Oil Consumption and Bone Microarchitecture in Spanish Women

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Article citation: Roncero-Martín R, Vera IA, Moreno-Corral LJ, et al. Olive Oil Consumption and Bone Microarchitecture in Spanish Women. Nutrients 2018;10(8):968. doi.org/10.3390/nu10080968…

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Mediterranean Diet Prolongs Life of Seniors

Source: Olive Oil Times Mediterranean Diet Prolongs Life of Seniors The higher consumption of monounsatur…

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Source: International Olive Council Steps taken towards a collaboration between the IICA and the IOC Madr…

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Source: Olive Oil Times Restaurants in Greece Slow to Adopt New Rules for Olive Oil Service Six months af…

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Source: Olive Oil Times New Studies Link Heart Health With Reduced Likelihood of Developing Dementia Olde…

Mediterranean Diet May Slow Progression of Psoriasis

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Ancient Grains, Ancient Fast Foods

Source: Oldways Ancient Grains, Ancient Fast Foods Ancient Grains, Ancient Fast Foods…

Drought in Australia Portends Tough Season Ahead for Small Growers

Source: Olive Oil Times Drought in Australia Portends Tough Season Ahead for Small Growers While the over…

California Olive Ranch Announces Expansion

Source: Olive Oil Times California Olive Ranch Announces Expansion A $35-million equity infusion is being…

On Table Olives and Cocktails

Source: Olive Oil Times On Table Olives and Cocktails Olive Oil Times writer Ylenia Granitto can’t …

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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