Your “Olive Oil” May Be Poisoning You. Mastery Newsletter March 5, 2014

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Your “Olive Oil” May Be Poisoning You…

 

Most “Extra Virgin” Olive Oil is Not Even Olive Oil

 

 

You buy “extra virgin” olive oil because you believe it’s healthy.

 

69% of the time, you could be buying something else.

 

Something that is “rancid, fusty and musty.”

 

Something that could be mostly soybean oil or peanut oil or canola oil or sunflower oil or any of a number of other cheaper oils.

 

In the well researched book Extra Virginity, The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, author Tom Mueller points out that 69% of olive oil that is labeled “extra virgin” is not olive oil at all.

 

69% of Olive Oils Had…Flaws

 

“A recent survey of supermarket extra virgins performed by the UC Davis Olive Center, in cooperation with the Australian Oil Research Laboratory, revealed that 69 percent of oils tested had taste flaws such as rancid, fusty, and musty, which meant that they weren’t extra virgin oils at all, and had been mislabeled…similar findings were reached by Andreas Maerz in Germany, by CHOICE magazine in Australia, by the regional government of Andalucia, and by documentaries in Swiss and German television about extra virgin quality in those countries…Paul Vossen, a University of California oil specialist (says)…’I would say very seldom do we ever find one that passes as extra virgin…price is by no means an indicator of quality…The high-ticket items can be equally bad.’…

 

Market Awash in Counterfeit Oils

 

Mike Bradley concludes that ‘the market is awash in counterfeit olive oil to the point that most legitimate sellers have given up trying to sell the real thing to wholesale suppliers or restaurants. It is rare to find authentic extra virgin olive oil…even in fine restaurants that ought to know better. It’s nearly impossible in some localities…’”

 

More Money in Adulterating Olive Oil Than (there was) in Bootlegging

 

From Mueller’s book again:

 

“there is more profit in adulterating olive oil than there is in bootlegging. The practice of adulterating this oil has grown until it has become a menace to the honest importers in the trade.” –US Health Commissioner Royal S. Copeland speaking in 1922, two years into prohibition.

 

 

Systematic Corruption of the Olive Oil Market Continues to This Day

 

Over a number of years, Mueller’s research for the book took him all over the olive oil world, to Italy, Spain, Greece, and to the new world producers in California, South America and Australia.

 

What he found was a systematically corrupt network of growers, manufacturers, suppliers and retailers that has made the term “extra virgin” useless. Even the term “organic” is no guarantee that you and I are getting the real deal.

 

Good News: Healthy Olive Oil IS Available

 

There is a strong and vibrant movement underway of growers and retailers who care about the quality of the olive oil they produce and sell.

 

It IS possible to buy real olive oil and receive the anti oxidant and anti inflammatory qualities olive oil is recognized for.

 

The Bad News: Good Olive Oil Stings

 

“If an oil doesn’t sting at the back of the throat, it contains little or no oleocanthol.” (my bolding) If you are used to bland olive oils, the real deal may take some getting used to. The substances that give rise to the health benefits make olive oil bitter and sting at the back of the throat. If it stings to the point of coughing, even better.

 

More Good News: The Health Benefits are Awesome

 

From Mueller’s book again:

 

“ ‘A low incidence of cardiovascular disease, dementia, and certain kinds of cancer (my bolding)—these are among the central benefits attributed to the Mediterranean diet,’ says Gary Beauchamp. ‘Since the 1950s, people have accepted that olive oil, the main source of fat in this diet, is the keystone of the dietary regime.’ Some of olive oil’s positive effects stem from its monounsaturated fat profile, but, more and more, medical research suggests that the polyphenols and the other ‘minor components’ of olive oil, which constitute a scant 2 percent of its volume, are the main source of oil’s health benefits. These same substances give a high-quality olive oil its pepperiness, bitterness, and other prized sensory properties; in fact, the oil’s healthful benefits are directly proportional to the strength of its flavors, aromas, and other sensory characteristics. If an oil doesn’t sting at the back of the throat, it contains little or no oleocanthol. if it isn’t bitter, it’s low in tocopherol and squalene. If it isn’t velvety in texture, then it’s missing hydroxytyrosol.”

 

Sources for the Good Stuff and Not All is Expensive!

 

Tom Mueller’s site has sources: http://extravirginity.com/2012/09/toms-supermarket-picks-quality-oils-good-prices

As mentioned above, there are likely to be many more good supermarket oils not included in this list. Please suggest some, and I’ll try them out as soon as I can.”

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Disappointment AND Excitement

 

Corruption of the olive oil market is disappointing. I felt like the carpet was being pulled from under me as I read Mueller’s book. At the same time, it is inspiring to hear of the many producers whose hearts are in the right place. It means that you and I, armed with this new information, can go out and get the real stuff. We can throw out the old and start getting some of the benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

 

Olive Oil is Anti-Inflammatory AND Anti-Oxidant

 

As you may know, inflammation is said to be at the root of all dis-ease. Olive oil is anti-inflammatory.

 

The “bad cholesterol” is only bad if it is oxidized. (My doctor, James Houston here in Victoria, agreed with me when I told him that). Olive oil, the real deal good stuff, is an anti-oxidant,

 

So good olive oil may protect against all dis-ease and against the effects of the ‘bad’ cholesterol.

 

Your Mission Should You Decide to Accept

 

If your current olive oil doesn’t have that pepperiness at the back of the throat, it doesn’t have the oleocanthol.

 

If your current olive oil isn’t bitter, it’s low in other healthy ingredients, namely tocopherol and squalene.

 

And if it isn’t velvety in texture, that indicates there is no hydroxytyrosol in the oil.

 

And if it has none of those, it may not be olive oil at all but any of a number of unhealthy and damaging vegetable oils.

 

Is it time to throw it out then and find a source for the real stuff?

 

I will leave it to your good judgement.

 

Love, Laughter and Smiles.

 

Matti Anttila

P.S. Good olive oil is “worth its weight in gold” as the saying goes. In my opinion, it is far more worthy than gold. Good health and great energy far outweigh material riches. You can always make money IF you have your health and your energy. But if you don’t have your health, money means nothing.

 

Therefore, I choose to pay the price for the real stuff. You wouldn’t put 50 octane gasoline into your car. Why would you put “50 octane or less” fuel into your body? Throw out the old stuff and get the real deal. You and your body deserve it.

 

If you are in Victoria, a great source is “Olive the Senses.” http://olivethesenses.com  They are in The Hudson at 1701 Douglas Street. 250.882.4210.

 

Also: Save On Foods carries O-Live brand. Last price check $14.99 for a litre.

 

 

Love, Laughter and Smiles.

 

 

Matti

P.S. Please enjoy the rest of the read.

 

 

In this issue:

 

Lemon and Baking soda Miraculous combination

 

 

Life Hacks Every Hippie Should Know: Toss that deodorant and never look back.

 

Bitcoin a Ponzi Scheme

 

The Man Who Changed Iceland – A Message For The US & Greece

 

 

►BOOKS WORTH READING

►MOVIES WORTH WATCHING

►FUN Pure Pete Seeger

►FINAL WORD: He Healed the Criminally Insane in 4 years!

 

 

 

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Quotes:

 

“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.” — Henry David Thoreau

 

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HEALTH

 

Lemon and Baking soda Miraculous combination

 

http://www.secretlyhealthy.com/lemon-and-baking-soda-miraculous-combination/

 

 

Life Hacks Every Hippie Should Know: Toss that deodorant and never look back. http://www.buzzfeed.com/video/caroltan/life-hacks-every-hippie-should-know

 

 

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WEALTH

Bitcoin a Ponzi Scheme

http://www.naturalnews.com/044090_bitcoins_MtGox_currency_collapse.html

 

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FREEDOM

 

The Man Who Changed Iceland – A Message For The US & Greece http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/08/17/the-man-who-changed-iceland-a-message-for-the-us-greece/

 

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BOOKS WORTH READING

Your Soul’s Plan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dy3XFeRUD8

 

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MOVIES WORTH WATCHING

 

Love is All You Need http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1854236/

 

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FUN

 

Pure Pete Seeger

http://tinyurl.com/l4c3lhe

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FINAL WORD:

 

He Healed the Criminally Insane in 4 years!

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWFKqlLVP5Q&feature=youtu.be

 

That’s it for now. Enjoy your month.

 

Matti Anttila, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher. Zen of Joy Consultant and Author of:

 

* The Zen of Joy. How to Rewire Your Brain for Happiness & Success. http://zenofjoy.com

 

* 108 Tips for More Joy, Energy and Health. http://joyenergyandhealth.com   (No cost…yay!)

 

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