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Mediterranean Diet High In Olive Oil Prolongs Life of Seniors

Mediterranean Diet High In Olive Oil Prolongs Life of Seniors

We live by the philosophy that food is medicine. Turns out, it's more than just a saying. A study in Italy found that seniors 65 years or older who adhered to a Mediterranean diet saw 25 percent less likelihood of death from ANY cause compared to those who adhered to the diet a little or not at all.

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Lower Stroke Risk in Women Over 40

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Lower Stroke Risk in Women Over 40

A new report, published September 20 in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke, reveals that risk of stroke in white adults was significan...

8 Easy Steps for Healthy Skin at Any Age

8 Easy Steps for Healthy Skin at Any Age

 When should you start taking steps to prevent signs of aging? What can you do if you have environmental damage? Our friend and holistic skincare ...

8 Ways to Pamper Yourself with Olive Oil this Valentine's Day

8 Ways to Pamper Yourself with Olive Oil this Valentine's Day

Self care is not extravagant; it's essential. Take a little time this month to create rituals that rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul.  When it c...

“Love is in the Air” Lavender-Vetiver Massage Oil

“Love is in the Air” Lavender-Vetiver Massage Oil

This month, we’re turning to our friend Stephanie Tourles, an herbalist aromatherapist, and skin care expert for inspiration for Valentine’s Day treats to share with your honey. Her new book, Making Love Potions (available here), features something for everyone, whether you want to seduce with your scent, tantalize with tasty treats, or melt away stress …

Are there carcinogens in your beauty products?

Are there carcinogens in your beauty products?

Most our community of friends at Healthy Harvest are healthy eaters. We read nutrition labels and are cautious of what ingredients we’re putting in our bodies. We choose organic and avoid GMOs and hormones whenever possible. But how often do we pay attention to what we’re putting on our skin? Our skin is our biggest organ … Continue reading "Are there carcinogens in your beauty products?"

6 Ways Oregano Oil Can Help you Stay Well During Cold &Flu Season

6 Ways Oregano Oil Can Help you Stay Well During Cold &Flu Season

Doctors, naturopaths, and a number of other health professionals have long touted Oregano Oil as one of nature’s most potent medicinal plants. Oregano oil also has antiseptic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. According to natural health expert Dr. Mercola, “The most therapeutically beneficial is the oil produced from wild oregano or Origanum vulgare that’s …

Healthy Skin Starts From Within

Healthy Skin Starts From Within

Every market, every show, it never fails…someone always asks me, “What do you use on your face?” While I’d like to point to a miracle product, the answer is a bit more complex. I have been lucky my whole life to have clear skin – yes, even through those hormonal teen years. And yes, I do …

Are Healthy Harvest’s Olives Really That Different?

Are Healthy Harvest’s Olives Really That Different?

It seems everyone loves olives these days. While people might have once only been familiar with canned black olives or the pimento stuffed versions in martinis, most local grocery stores now carry a wide variety of olives at “olive bars.” So what makes Healthy Harvests olives different? Unique Heirloom Variety Both our green and black …

Mediterranean Diet reduces risk of Alzheimers

Mediterranean Diet reduces risk of Alzheimers

A study published in Frontiers in Nutrition in July confirmed that following the Mediterranean Diet (MedDiet) slows cognitive decline and can lower the risk for Alzheimers. The study was a systemic review of research over the past 15 years to understand how the MedDiet affects cognitive processes over time. They define the MedDiet as “abundant …

Antioxidant in Olive Oil Proven to Kill Cancer

Antioxidant in Olive Oil Proven to Kill Cancer

By now, the diverse health benefits of olive oil are widely known, but perhaps one of the most profound discoveries is that olive oil could be useful in preventing and fighting cancer. No wonder people in the Mediterranean live so long! A study by Rutgers University and published in Molecular and Cellular Oncology found that one of …

Using Olive Oil to stay Naturally Healthy and Beautiful

Using Olive Oil to stay Naturally Healthy and Beautiful

While most of our community here at Healthy Harvest is on board with clean eating and the organic food movement, how many of us are still using household and beauty products filled with chemicals that are harmful to us or the environment? Olive oil is a natural, safe, affordable alternative way to stay healthy inside …