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More Good News About Olive Oil

It’s fairly common knowledge these days that there are some really important health benefits associated with consuming olive oil. No doubt, one of the reasons that the Mediterranean diet turns out to be so healthful is because it is rich in olives and olive oil. And this may explain why following the Mediterranean diet is associated with significant risk reduction for things like breast cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and even dementia.

But it’s been a bit challenging to try to delineate specifically what it is about olive oil that makes it so special as it relates to health. There are multiple chemicals found in olive oil that are bioactive in a positive sense, and new research has identified yet another chemical and mechanism that may explain why olive oil is so good for us.

Scientists at Virginia Tech have discovered that olive oil is rich in a chemical compound called oleuropein. What is unique about this compound is that it seems to play an important role in helping the body secrete insulin, one of the key regulators of glucose metabolism. It’s also been recognized that insulin plays a central role in health and functionality of brain cells. So, enhancing insulin is good for the brain both directly, as well as secondarily through helping to control blood sugar. Understanding that olive oil consumption helps reduce the risk for diabetes is also important as it relates to the brain, since diabetes dramatically increases the risk for dementia.

As Bin Xu, the lead researcher of the new study stated:

Our work provides new mechanistic insights into the long-standing question of why olive products can be anti-diabetic… We believe it will not only contribute to the biochemistry of the functions of the olive component oleuropein, but also have an impact on the general public to pay more attention to olive products in light of the current diabetes epidemic.

I strongly believe that this is a call for consuming more olive oil. We’ve got to get over our fear of fat (yes, olive oil is pure fat) and embrace the life and health sustaining properties of this important class of food.

  • Joel Thorne

    Prominent doctors such as Drs Ornish, Esselstyn, Fuhrman, Kahn and others oppose eating olive oil as research indicates it can damage blood vessels and cause heart disease.

    • Russell Walker

      That is a first, I guess anyone can make any claim no matter how crazy after all it is a democracy

      • AnnieLaurie Burke

        It’s likely akin to the idiocy about saturated fats — suppression of studies that show the premise to be erroneous, cherry-picking of data to support the LF mantra, etc. Let’s have some references, please!

        • Joel Thorne

          You want to stuff yourself with sat. fat? Go right ahead.

          • AnnieLaurie Burke

            That’s your “science-based evidence”? That’s amusing. BTW, I have been “stuffing myself with sat fat” for years. Low BP, 71+ years old, 115 pounds, operate a 7-acre organic farm and an animal rescue shelter by myself, active in several volunteer organizations, and am a nationally-recognized artist that regularly gives classes and demos. I probably put in 70-80 hours of work most weeks. Now, as a retired scientist with an advanced degree and professional registration, I realize that’s just data of n=1. And you?

          • Joel Thorne

            Dr Dean Ornish’s credentials far surpass yours, with all due respect

          • quiethinker

            As I said above….he’s not up to date.

          • Desdemona3

            “Why Almost Everything Dean Ornish Says about Nutrition Is Wrong.”

            https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-almost-everything-dean-ornish-says-about-nutrition-is-wrong/

          • Joel Thorne

            Um, the author of the article is not a physician nor does she have any professional scientific credentials, OTOH, Dr Dean Ornish is a world-renowned cardiologist and scientific researcher. He’s also Bill Clinton’s physician credited with saving his life

          • Desdemona3

            She cites scientific studies (with links) and interviews people with scientific credentials, but I suppose none of them have the celebrity star power of Dr. Ornish.

          • Joel Thorne

            The author is merely a freelance writer.

          • F. Robertovich

            I thought Esselstyn was Clinton’s medical advisor or does he use Ornish too? By the way, are you sure that Ornish is a “world-renowned cardiologist”?

            My own take on all the conflicting medical points of view is that it is not the fat but the excessive carbohydrates (esp. various forms of sugar, and breadstuffs). I just kicked my 9 year bout of PMR (polymyalgia rheumatica) by 90%, by going grain free for 10 months.

            And don’t forget the K2! (see Kate Rheaume-Bleue’s book).

            Now everybody agree to disagree, and get along. Nutritional and medical views are changing all the time. I think that in 100 years they will all more or less agree–by at least 50%!

          • AnnieLaurie Burke

            He is selling his books/classes/advice. I’m not. Regardless of his credentials, he is not an unbiased evaluator.

          • Joel Thorne

            You know less than nothing

          • AnnieLaurie Burke

            Ah, yes. When you can’t hold your own with logic and science, there is always the ad hominem attack.

          • quiethinker

            Oh Annie….I wish you lived near me! You sound like such fun!

    • AnnieLaurie Burke

      Please cite the “research” that indicates that olive oil can damage blood vessels and cause heart disease. Considering the countries that follow the “Mediterranean” diet — there are at least 22 Medi countries, and I believe all have far better cardiovascular and other health markers than the US — and the copious consumption of olive oil in all of these, it is only logical that such “damage from olive oil” would manifest itself in their health stats. Some of the “docs” you cite are vegan loonies, so I would need hard, peer-reviewed data before taking their word for anything.

      • Joel Thorne

        Do your homework.

        • AnnieLaurie Burke

          That’s an infantile cop-out. Do you expect to make unsupported allegations, and expect others to try to chase down your wil-o-the-wisps? Do you have science-based evidence, or don’t you?

          • Jane Jewell

            I think “do your homework” means “I am a vegan loony”

          • Joel Thorne

            100 eminent doctors advocate a vegan diet based on science Stop embarrassing yourself https://www.amazon.com/Rethink-Food-Doctors-Cant-Wrong/dp/0991358805

          • AnnieLaurie Burke

            And an equal number, including Dr. P, Joe Mercola, Al Sears and many others, use science-based data to show an ancestral diet rich in healthy fats is more beneficial to humans. You are embarrassing yourself by denying 1.5 MM years of human evolutionary success. Veganism is a VERY recent phenomenon, and there has never been a historical, natural, enduring vegan population.

          • Joel Thorne

            Mercola is a quack You’re embarrassing yourself

          • AnnieLaurie Burke

            One man’s “quack” is another man’s guru — hence the Clinton hype on your vegan “docs”. Veganism is an unnatural diet from an evolutionary perspective. When a doc says your diet should contain “no oil”, that’s about as ducky as you can get, quack, quack.

          • Joel Thorne

            Get this: Your guru was busted selling “healthy tanning beds” and other scams http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-sunbed-doc-settles-0415-biz-20160414-story.html

          • AnnieLaurie Burke

            You are sadly misinformed, or perhaps exaggeration is your forte. He was not “busted”. I have been aware of the tanning bed issue since it began. Nor is Dr M, or any other doc to whom I referred, my “guru”.
            As a scientist, I have no “guru”, but examine and consider information from a variety of sources, and evaluate said info in light of the science involved. Tanning beds are still quite popular, although Dr. M and I —
            and many others — prefer to get our UV from the actual sun. Now, I suppose this will trigger your ego to get hysterical and show off your “expertise” about sun exposure and melanoma. Careful if you do. You will be, yet again, treading on unscientific ground. But, that seems to be where you most enjoy taking your strolls.

          • Foster

            Well put!

          • Foster

            You are only showing your immature ignorance and egotism with these comments.

          • Joel Thorne
          • Jane Jewell

            Not at all embarrassed, but thank you for your concern. I see from your link that you are pushing the plant based diet, but objecting to olive oil being described as a healthy food. I hope I don’t embarrass you too much by pointing out that olives, from which olive oil is made, grow on trees, not animals, so fit in well with the plant based diet.
            Cheers to olives and all other fruits and veggies!

          • Joel Thorne

            Olive oil is pure fat incl 14% sat. fat. Olives are not. Now, you know!👍🏼

          • Jane Jewell

            Excellent. I have lost 40 pounds on a high fat, low carb diet, am no longer pre diabetic, have excellent blood pressure and lipid panel scores, and enjoy excellent health. I am a member of homo sapiens that evolved over the last million years from the hominids eating a diet high in fat, including saturated fat, and protein, but devoid of grains and processed sugar that only came in to our diet in the last 10,000 years, a drop in the ocean on the evolutionary scale.

            If a diet high in saturated fat was bad for you, our predecessors would have died out a million years ago, and you and I would not be here to debate the matter.

          • Joel Thorne

            Um, hominids were herbivores.

          • Jane Jewell

            For sure, originally. They didn’t develop their brains sufficiently to become human beings until they started to eat meat. That saw a massive growth in brain size; all that healthy saturated fat and protein!

          • Joel Thorne

            You just made that up.

          • Jane Jewell

            No, dear. It’s very basic nutritional evolution. You will find the information in any basic book on human evolution. Suggest you read one.

          • Joel Thorne

            You didn’t know hominids were herbivores. You didn’t know saturated fat causes heart disease. https://medium.com/@Kahn642/rip-sat-fat-rat-pack-the-american-heart-association-ends-the-debate-over-your-plate-72531eb039eb

          • Jane Jewell

            Re hominids: suggest you read a book on the evolution of the human body with respect to diet. How about “the story of the human body” by Daniel Lieberman? That is a very basic book, suitable for first year college students. You will find plenty of information on the development of the human brain there.

            On the subject of saturated fat: I certainly didn’t know they were bad for you, (unless of course you posses two copies of the APOE4 Gene) because they aren’t! You have not yet answered my question as to which particular saturated fat you are concerned about.

          • Joel Thorne

            Humans don’t have the teeth or jaws to eat animals that carnivores have. Humans also don’t have the digestive system of carnivores. The human digestive system is designed for eating plants, not meat.

            Hominids began appearing ca. 10 million yrs ago—

          • Joel Thorne

            Humans do not have the teeth or jaws to consume animals, which carnivores have. Humans also don’t have the digestive system of a carnivore. Humans’ digestive system is designed for consuming plants, not animals.

            Hominids began appearing ca 10 million years ago—Stone weapons don’t appear until ca 3 million years ago, indicating most of human evolution entailed primarily eating plants.

            You’re done.

          • Joel Thorne
          • Joel Thorne

            Reality Check: Prominent Cardiologist Dr Joel Kahn: Saturated Fat The Major Cause Of Heart Disease

            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joel-kahn-md/saturated-fat-remains-the_b_12094842.html

          • Jane Jewell

            Ah yes, Kahn. Which particular saturated fat did you have in mind as being bad? After all,
            Stearic acid is known to lower LDL slightly. Lauric acid raises HDL.

          • I have read in books like, for example, Grain Brain (Perlmutter) and the Cholesterol Myth (Bowden & Sinatra), that low cholesterol is associated with higher incidence of cognitive and neurological disorders, and infections and sexual dysfunction. Higher LDL is associated with reduced risk of stroke and dementia in older people. Also that “total cholesterol” numbers are not a good indicator of health, that LDL itself is not necessarily bad unless it is the Category B small particle and even then, the LDL is not a problem but rather OXIDIZED category B LDL is the problem, caused especially by high carbohydrate diets that lead to LDL contact with free radicals leading to oxidation and inflammation, and also through glycation (ie uncontrolled bonding of glucose and proteins), which is accelerated by elevated glucose levels, such as produced by diets high in grains and sugars. LDL itself is necessary to life, it carries the cholesterol and fatty acids needed by virtually every cell in your body for health. I’ve read in multiple sources that, rather than a simple number for LDL, a much better indicator of health would be a low TG/HDL ratio, which would indicate the LDL particles are more of the harmless fluffy Category A type.

          • Jane Jewell

            Thanks for your response; agree with what you say.
            However, if it was too answer my question – it didn’t!
            I was responding to Joel Thorne’s blanket statement that saturated fat linked with heart disease, without specifying which type of saturated fat (as if they are all the same!) or taking individual genes into account. I would speculate that it is possible that one or two of the saturated fats might have negative effects on the body, especially for people with two copies the ApoE4 Gene, but to blindly state that all saturated fats are bad for all people without specifying which ones, struck me as ridiculous.

          • Joel Thorne
          • Jane Jewell

            You take the AHA seriously? Oh boy! You do realize that they receive substantial donations from the soybean industry, don’t you? Of course it is in their interests to vilify saturated fats in order to promote industrial oils such as soybean oil. And prey on gullible people like you, I’m afraid.

          • Cardiovascular disease is NOT caused by saturated fats or cholesterol –it is caused by inflammation and OXIDIZED LDL-cholesterol. Such inflammation and oxidation are caused by sugars and other carbohydrates (that break down into sugars), and by vegetable oils such as corn, soybean, canola, etc. –these vegetable oils are full of pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids, high in linoleic acids, contain pesticides and herbicides such as glyphosate, and are unstable under heat (causing oxidation in the body). Omega 6 fats are inflammatory and also reduce availability of anti-inflammatory omega 3 fats in your tissues, resulting in even MORE inflammation. It is especially disturbing that the American Heart Association seems to be giving their deadly wrong advice in exchange for the money from the purveyors of soybean seeds (for example, from the CropScience division of Bayer Inc., the producers of “LibertyLink” soybean seeds). Honest and science-based advice for heart health would be the opposite of what the AHA is saying. Heart health is found in a diet that reduces inflammation and oxidation. This means reducing processed foods, sugars, and simple carbs. And it means eating healthy sources of saturated fats like grass-fed butter, grass-fed beef, and indeed, coconut oil.

          • Joel Thorne

            A renowned cardiologist and professor of cardiology, and the American Heart Association agree saturated fat causes heart disease Case closed.

            https://medium.com/@Kahn642/rip-sat-fat-rat-pack-the-american-heart-association-ends-the-debate-over-your-plate-72531eb039eb

          • heather

            Dr Sinatra, a heart specialist, is one that promotes fats like olive and coconut oil. He has done the research. He cautions people who may have hereditary high cholesterol though. He has an interesting video presentation on cholesterol – he says its inflammation that causes heart disease and ginger and turmeric/ curcumin along with co Q10 can reverse arterial degeneration.

          • Jane Jewell

            Agree with all you say, and especially glad you pointed out that we should follow the money. So true.

          • Heather

            I found it unhealthy for me to be vegan … beans lowered my thyroid function, I was soaking, fermenting and cooking but still no good and I got anaemic from the anti nutrients … I think insect protein and hemp seeds will work for me though – I grow meal worms. Vegan diets lower mineral absorption like iron. Spinach is high in iron but it can only be absorbed if its cooked with calcium (dairy) to lock to the lectins. But it may work for others who absorb minerals more easily. A large percentage of Indians and South East Asians are anaemic because of the anti nutrients in rice. Woman and children need more iron. Milk fat and egg yokes have high oestrogen naturally so thats very bad for me.
            Soy is extremely dangerous for children – it lowers thyroid function. It causes speech delays and 2 children I know who are vegan need speech therapy and through terrible tantrum and get tired easily.

          • quiethinker

            You are right…those docs are vegans.

          • Joel Thorne

            Funny: Your “science-based” Joe Mercola a notorious con artist who peddled safe tanning beds and other scams 😂

            http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-sunbed-doc-settles-0415-biz-20160414-story.html

            https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/02/259-million-refunds-mercola-tanning-beds

          • Foster

            This guy is not even worth replying to.

      • Michael J

        I applaud you critique with one caveat. The Mediterranean Diet was initiated using only the diets Crete and southern Italy. P 183 The Big Fat Surprise

    • Jane Jewell

      Ornish, a prominent doctor?!! Well, at least he bans sugar, so he’s 10% OK.

      • quiethinker

        Ornish is a bit old school, isn’t he?

        • ron

          No,and Dr. Esselstyn whose sun own “Knives over Forks” and Engine 2 food products, was a long time Clinic Heart Surgeon has always said “NO OIL”

          • quiethinker

            Once again…out of date.

          • ron

            I’d like to see the science behind claims and not opinions.

    • John Brailsford

      Read “The Plant Paradox” by Dr Gundry. The health of olive oil is fully endorsed and there have been long term tests in Spain with one group of participants consuming 1 litre of olive oil per week which verify its health giving properties including less dementure and less breast cancer!

    • heather

      have a look at Pubmed and type in olive oil reviews and look for the latest research or easier is examine.com and see if they have looked at the latest research

    • Heather

      Joel … why not stick to what you do and spend your time going for a walk not arguing to people who are not going to be convinced by anything you say. That way you would be happier and healthier.

  • Jane Jewell

    Concerning the Mediterranean diet:
    Yes, it has olive oil, but the study for the Mediterranean diet was based on people living in Crete, where the Greek Orthodox religion is followed, requiring them to fast for about half the year, when they have to abstain from certain foods including olive oil!
    So it’s always possible that their long lives are because of the fasting they do.
    But thanks for the info on olive oil, which I certainly consume, along with avocado oil (with a higher smoking point) and coconut oil.
    Also, I think the absence of junk oil like Canola, sunflower, safflower, Cottonseed, corn and soybean oils also plays it’s part in keeping us healthy.
    Just my two cents 😊

    • Joel Thorne

      There is no conclusive evidence that the olive oil in the Med. diet plays a beneficial role It is believed by numerous reputable medical and scientific sources that olive oil is unhealthy but the other ingredients in the diet, such as fruits & vegetables, overcome olive oil’s health hazards

      • Jane Jewell

        Never heard anyone say olive oil is unhealthy before.

        • Joel Thorne

          Ornish, Esselstyn, Fuhrman, (Dr Joel) Kahn and others agree on the health hazards of olive oil.

          • ron

            actually, “ALL OIL”

          • Michael J

            Ron Did you mean to say, “All polyunsaturated oil” is hazardous to one’s health. Oils containing monounsaturated fats might be worth Google search.
            A great resource can be found on YouTube
            “The Oiling of America” by Sally Fallon (Long but well worth the journey) I watched it in 3 segments

          • ron

            Michael, see my response in thread below to Joel Thorne. It means exactly what they say, not my words, “NO OIL”

        • Michael J

          Let me add to the list of those who read about olive oil and found the health benefits to be hype. Read “The Big Fat surprise: why Butter, Meat and Cheese belong in a Healthy Diet”, by Nina Teicholz.
          Chapter 7 entitled “The Selling of the Mediterranean Diet: What is the science?” is particularly relevant.

          • Jane Jewell

            Got that book a month ago and look forward to reading it. It’s now sixth in line on my reading list! Will certainly take note of chapter 7!

    • helen

      I lived in a Cretan village for a few years and the Lenten fast lasted a couple of months and only limited meat, eggs and sugar. The eggs were saved for the abundant Easter cookies. The villagers ate mostly wild greens and snails which were gathered in the wet season and simmered in lots of olive oil. Delicious (but the snails took some coaxing to try). At least in my area, olive oil was NEVER restricted and was used liberally at every meal. One thing no one seems to mention is the fact that lemons were also used at every meal so I wonder if olive oil and copious amounts of lemons plus the fact that everyone walked up and down big hills, breathed pristine air and drank pure spring water, ate naturally organic and often wild gathered produce and lived outdoors in deep community, all contributed to their amazing vigour. They loved the olive trees and the land that provided utterly. There was so much that was healthy and olive oil was never sacrificed but did not stand alone either. I have never tasted the like…it nourished body and soul as a living substance for already alive bodies.

      • Jane Jewell

        How lovely! Sounds idyllic life. Yes, I remember reading about how they ate snails. Probably very good for you! And pleased to hear you mention the lemons; I cook with them all the time.

      • Joel Thorne

        Greeks are the most obese ppl in Europe Good luck with that!

    • John Brailsford

      Lent i.e. the period for fasting in the Greek Orthodox church is 40 days before Greek Easter

  • sammy garcia

    which kind of olive oil is best ?

    • Teresa Tackett Hardymon

      see my response above to quiethinker for my recommendations.

  • quiethinker

    I have heard so much about Olive Oil needing to be fresh to be any good. I even ordered from a company once who shipped direct from Italy each month.

    • AnnieLaurie Burke

      Italy is by no means the only source of olive oil. Olive oil is produced in the US, and perhaps the CA artisan olive oils would be even fresher.

      • quiethinker

        Oh thank you. I wonder which are the best.

        • Teresa Tackett Hardymon

          California Olive Ranch has been found to be a reputable brand that is pure olive oil as advertised. (some olive oils have been found to be laced with other oils so you have to be careful). I’ve used this one and love the taste. I found it at Kroger. I also love the Kalamata greek from Trader Joe’s.

          • I stopped buying Italian olive oil after hearing it is often adulterated due to mafia infiltration of the industry. I’ve been buying California olive oils in the hopes of getting real 100% olive oil, and usually I’ve been selecting “California Olive Ranch” because it gives a harvest date on the bottle and says it is “first cold press” and “we cold press our award-winning 100% California-grown olives within hours of picking them.”

          • Jane Jewell

            Also, Costco’s olive oil is 100% olive oil. UC Davis did a study on it. Actually, three separate studies.

      • Jesse Sewell

        They are wonderful and the quality is top notch.

  • Maggie Mccall

    Yes, but there are now several issues with olive oil, and what is in the stores is a very different olive oil to those the people in the Med enjoy, The people in the med, a lot of whom, have their own olive trees and press only their ripe olives and it is pure 100% olive oil, Mostly organic. The store bought olive oil has now be adulterated, and you do not know whether it is pure olive oil or not. The mafia got on to the profit of olive oil and started adding other PUFAS to it, (canola) which are highly toxic to us. The other thing is with the mechanical harvest and pressing of the olive oil, it used to be only the ripe hand picked olives that were harvested, but the big process now is that they harvest all the olives at once both ripe and unripe and mechanically press. This oil is highly acidic, so much so, sodium hydroxide is added to it to neutralise the acidity. This cannot be good, unripe fruit and berries have many lectins within and so are toxic. Yes I would agree if you knew that you are getting olive oil, that is pure sun ripened olives with no added PUFA oils nor unripe olives, it would then taste far superior to the olive oil that is now available.

  • Joel Thorne
  • Tish

    One needs to check the acidity of the olive oil you buy. Not many companies tell us on the labels! 🙁
    The one I use has less than 3% acidity and is the only one that is pure that I know of! I am based in South Africa and this olive oil is from Italy.

  • John Osseward, Jr

    People, People, According to Dr. Perlmutter the brain is made of fat, it needs nourishing. It wasn’t but a few years ago that the Gut became linked to the brain.

    • Joel Thorne

      Olive oil not a health food https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A4WD8Bm7s_I

      • Jesse Sewell

        This video is almost entirely contrary to the emerging body of evidence from several multi-decade studies with massive control groups, testing to confirm the negative effects of a high fat diet. These studies did the opposite. The control groups which consumed butter, cheese and other saturated, animal fats lived longer than the test group which shunned these fats and consumed vegetable oil, margarine, etc. To sum up, this video is more of the same bad science that Doctors have been peddling now for thirty years.

      • John Brailsford
        • Joel Thorne
          • John Brailsford

            A high fat diet is not killing me. Plenty of organic butter and olive oil but low on carbohydrates. My triglycerides halved to 75 when I stopped eating bread and other simple carbohydrates and HDL went up to about 70. My sugar level is around 85, A1c 5.3, CRP <5 etc., etc, In my exercise routine I am up to 36 press ups, and I take no medications, repeat no medications, just a couple of vitamins and next week I will be 73 years old. So I am following the lifestale proposals of Drs Perlmutter and Gundry and find Ornish to be out of date.
            Oh yes I did manage to remove some calcification on my heart valve with high quantities of d³ and K² and became aware of the need to nurture the microbiome after putting on 60lbs without diet change following a back operation where antibiotics killed a lot of gut flora. This weight has since been taken off by means of a low carb diet combined with intermittent fasting, not forgetting the olive oil 🙂

          • quiethinker

            John….I love what you are doing. It sounds great! i follow this also, but lost too much weight after my husband died.

          • Joel Thorne
          • John Brailsford

            obviously not! How many medications are you taking Joel?

          • Joel Thorne

            Dr David Katz: Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center, Saturated fat causes heart disease

            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sat-fat-bait-switch_us_5901f184e4b00acb75f1852a

        • Joel Thorne
          • John Brailsford

            I was not refering to Greece but to the island of Ikaria where much of the population live active lives to over 100 years. Olive oil is a part of cooking, as are organic herbs and vegetables and only low quantites of meat. Please take the trouble to watch the video. You will not see any fat people.

          • Marley

            I guess you stopped reading at the headline, but the last line is the most telling: “The new OECD report blames the rise in childhood obesity in Italy, Greece and Slovenia [to] Europe’s financial crisis.”

          • Marley

            The article you cite notes “Still the biggest of the bunch: The USA still has the highest obesity rate in the world – though the rate has stopped increasing in recent years”.

            Thanks for the fake information.

      • Steve K

        are there foods that support healthy endothelial function? veggies, fruits..etc. reductionist positions arise on both sides. to compare olive oil with cheeseburgers/fries is not, as they say, apples to apples.

  • Phyllis

    I have registered for the “AwakeningfromAlzheimers.com” video event, but on 9-21-17
    my email has not received it or any notice that it is not available, or anything about it.
    I’ve looked at the website which simply shows the same registration screen. I registered
    again, but it does not come to my email, not a link or anything. What to do?

  • John Brailsford
  • Manya Reznik

    Dear Dr. Perlmutter MD,

    please-please how to buy whole coffee fruit concentrate

  • Musicalanne

    I have watched the entire series Awakening from Alzheimer’s. I was very disappointed to hear the misguided information regarding grains and legumes in the 11th presentation. Grains are definitely not a friend to anyone trying to avoid Alzheimers. What we know about blood glucose levels and now lectins in legumes, goes contrary to Dr. Katz’s advice.

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