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 Olive Wellness Institute is dedicated to developing and sharing evidence-based information and resources for the benefit of our community.

Depending on your area of interest, or expertise, we have grouped our resources into bundles to make them more easily accessible.

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Busting The Myth That Cooking In Olive Oil Will Ruin Your Pans

Busting The Myth That Cooking In Olive Oil Will Ruin Your Pans

There is a common myth in Australia that cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) can ruin cookware, such as non-stick pans (e.g. Teflon pans). This belief is specifically supported by some manufacturers’ specifications that oils with higher smoke points are more suitable for cooking with Teflon coated (TC) pans and that EVOO could be […]

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Olive Oil, Lipids and Cardiovascular Risk – Lecture by Dr Jason Kaplan

Olive Oil, Lipids and Cardiovascular Risk – Lecture by Dr Jason Kaplan

Olive Oil, Lipids and Cardiovascular Risk – Lecture In this Healthed lecture, Dr Jason Kaplan, a Specialist Cardiologist and Physician summarises the science and shares the results of studies confirming the benefits of olive oil which include positive effects on inflammation, endothelial function, hypertension, insulin sensitivity and diabetes. There are also specific benefits for lipid […]

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How to look for a Good Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil

How to look for a Good Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Not all Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is of high quality. To ensure you are buying authentic EVOO that is of a high quality follow the principles detailed in this guidance form below How to look for a good quality EVOO Download

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The Ins and Outs of Olive Leaf Extract

The Ins and Outs of Olive Leaf Extract

This webinar will delve into the evidence based science of Olive leaf Extract and its health benefits in relation to immune and heart health. Presented by Ian Breakspear, a naturopath, herbalist and educator, with more than 25 years of experience. Ian is currently a Senior Lecturer at Endeavour College of Natural Health, and is also in private clinical practice in Sydney, focusing on helping […]

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Health Implications of Rancid Fats and Oils

Health Implications of Rancid Fats and Oils

All food will deteriorate over time. For example, fresh fruits and vegetables can ferment, and fats and oils will go rancid. There are concerns that consuming rancid fats and oils is damaging to health. Whilst more research is needed to establish impact of long-term consumption of rancid fats and oils, this report discusses some of […]

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The Role of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Improving Clinical Risk Factors

The Role of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Improving Clinical Risk Factors

During this webinar you will hear Associate Professor Mary Flynn, a research dietitian at The Miriam Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University, explore how Extra Virgin Olive Oil can improve a number of risk factors for chronic diseases that would conventionally be treated with medicine. Mary will present the literature on […]

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Nutrigenomics, the Mediterranean Diet and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Nutrigenomics, the Mediterranean Diet and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Join us for an informative webinar hosted by the Olive Wellness Institute that explains the connection between nutrigenomics, fats and the Mediterranean diet. Developed specifically for healthcare professionals, this webinar will delve deep into the science and practical significance of nutrigenomics. Presented by Dr Flavia Fayet-Moore MNutr, RNutr, APD, PhD, Flavia is the CEO of […]

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Olive Leaf Extract and Immunity – An Overview of The Current Evidence.

Olive Leaf Extract and Immunity – An Overview of The Current Evidence.

Join us for another informative webinar series discussing the evidence associated with the use of Olive Leaf Extract for Immunity with Associate Professor Teresa Mitchell-Paterson – a Naturopath and qualified Nutritionist with a Masters of Health Science in Human Nutrition with over 20 years’ experience. Teresa will dissect the current evidence surrounding Olive Leaf Extract […]

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The Mediterranean Diet, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Fertility and Pre- Conception

The Mediterranean Diet, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Fertility and Pre- Conception

Join us for our third webinar session where we will discuss all things Mediterranean Diet, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Fertility. This webinar will be presented by Melanie McGrice, and Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, and expert in nutrition, fertility, pregnancy and women’s health.   Learning Objectives – Detail the connection between nutrition and fertility – […]

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The Olive Leaf – An Ancient Health Remedy

The Olive Leaf – An Ancient Health Remedy

This book is intended as an overview for Healthcare Professionals on the evidence based health benefits of Olive Leaf and its related products. Click here to download booklet.

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Olive Leaf Extract – A Clinical Overview

Olive Leaf Extract – A Clinical Overview

Join us for an informative webinar on Olive Leaf Extract, a natural product that contains a wide range of bio-active compounds. This webinar, from the Olive Wellness Institute, will provide and overview of the clinical uses of Olive Leaf Extract, a current evidence summary, practice considerations and patient counselling tips.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES: – What […]

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EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL A Focus on the Most Current Evidence and a Lifestyle Medicine Approach

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL A Focus on the Most Current Evidence and a Lifestyle Medicine Approach

Join us for an informative webinar with two leading Australian Dietitians – Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos and Dr Flavia Fayet Moore. This session will detail the basis of the Lifestyle Medicine Approach, and provide a summary of the most current Systematic Literature Review’s relating to Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) and health. The relationship between EVOO […]

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The Science of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Presentation

The Science of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Presentation

This presentation is designed for lecturers, or any presenter wishing to educate on the current science related to Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Or, you may just be interested in learning more! If you have any questions or comments about this resource, please email us at info@olivewellnessinstitute.org The Science of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Download The […]

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Grades of Olive Oil

Grades of Olive Oil

Based on the Australian Standard for Olive oils and olive-pomace oils. An infographic on the Grades of Olive Oil. Grades of Olive Oil Based on the Australian Standard for Olive oils and olive-pomace oils. Download

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Research proves that EVOO is the most stable oil to cook with

Research proves that EVOO is the most stable oil to cook with

Recent research conducted in an Australian oil specialist laboratory confirms that Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the safest and most stable oil to cook with. Canola oil, grapeseed oil and rice bran oil, were found to be the least stable and produced the highest level of polar compounds when heated. Polar compounds are a […]

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