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Love your Heart - Change your Oil!

Love your Heart – Change your Oil!

Olive oil is one of the top foods recommended to promote cardiovascular health. Thousands of scientific studies (and the American Heart Association) declare the Mediterranean Diet one of the world’s healthiest ways to eat. A major component of the Mediterranean Diet is olive oil, which has long been considered one of the most important of […]

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Massage with Olive Oil

Massage with Olive Oil

Massage is one of the oldest healing and beauty techniques.  Ancient civilization including Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Egypt, India, Japan and China all valued the art and science of massage.  A biblical reference from around 493 BC documents the daily massage with olive oil and myrrh as a part of the beauty regimen of the wives […]

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Olive Oil, your Heart and Valentine's Day

Olive Oil, your Heart and Valentine’s Day

Get heart healthy and passionate!  What do Valentine’s Day (the most romantic holiday of the year) and February, American Heart Healthy Month have in common?   If you guessed “olive oil” you’re right.  If there is one simple way to love your heart, change your oil!  And if there’s one simple way to love your sweetheart, […]

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Why Bake with Olive Oil?

Why Bake with Olive Oil?

I’m often asked:  “Why bake with olive oil? ”  Substituting olive oil for butter is a key element for health and dietary considerations; e.g. vegan requirements, lower cholesterol needs, and removing saturated fats. Because olive oil contains vitamin E, it helps to naturally maintain the freshness of baked goods and creates moist cakes, biscuits and […]

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Real Men use Olive Oil

Real Men use Olive Oil

Show the man in your life that you care and give him some olive oil. Real men use olive oil. Not only can he stay healthy by drizzling this mono-unsaturated fat on his food, but he can also use it for a close shave that will keep his skin smooth and soft! That’s right, along […]

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Valentine's Day Gift and Olive Oil

Valentine's Day Gift and Olive Oil

Don’t know what to give that special someone?   Here’s an idea: an autographed copy of  The Passionate Olive Book and a bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) from your favorite olive oil producer or purveyor.  The magic potion for romance and heart health is EVOO.  February is also heart healthy month and what […]

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Take a Swig of EVOO!

Take a Swig of EVOO!

    Did you know that olive oil is natural remedy for opera and popular singers? Many take a swig of EVOO or gargle with it before singing to lubricate their vocal chords.  And, drinking little swigs of olive oil soothes and strengths vocal cords?  Just ask Selena Gomez, Cindy Chang, Kelly Clarkson, Connie Francis… to […]

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Get a Safe Summer Glow/Faux Tan using Olive Oil

Get a Safe Summer Glow/Faux Tan using Olive Oil

Here’s a quick tip:  If you want a safe tan, skip the sun’s rays — and the risk of getting sunburned.  I suggest mixing equal parts of your favorite self-tanning lotion and olive oil.  Apply evenly. The olive oil makes the tanning lotion go on smoother and prevents streaks.    

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Get an Olive Oil Massage

Get an Olive Oil Massage

I just returned from a weekend in Sonoma where I treated myself to an olive oil massage at a local spa. Yes, olive oil. Used as a base and mixed with other essential oils, olive oil makes wonderful massage oil. In fact, it has been touted as one of the oldest healing and beauty techniques. […]

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