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“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 …

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 …

30 Uses for Extra Virgin Olive Oil

30 Uses for Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The amazing benefits of olive oil don’t just stop in the kitchen. Read below for nearly 30 ways to use olive oil to improve your life. Kitchen Sautee – Olive oil has a smoke point of 410 degrees and retains all nutrients up to medium-medium high heat Fry – The recommended frying temp is 355, …

Why Healthy Fats Don’t Make You Fat, Part 2

Why Healthy Fats Don’t Make You Fat, Part 2

We’ve been told for years that fat is our enemy, but researchers of the ketogenic diet are proving otherwise. After reading lots of sources, Authority Nutrition has the most thorough, yet simple explanation. Visit here for the full article or read the recap below. What is the Ketogenic diet? It’s a low-carb, high-fat diet that …

Why Healthy Fats Don’t Make You Fat

Why Healthy Fats Don’t Make You Fat

If you’re like me, you might have grown up with the repeated message that a key to health is to avoid or limit all fats. Based on that reasoning, I cooked for years with as little butter and oil as possible thinking I was preventing weight gain or heart disease. When I first met the …

Phenols in EVOO May Protect Bone Mass

Phenols in EVOO May Protect Bone Mass

A recent article based on review of 37 scientific studies reports that the phenols in extra virgin olive oil may prevent loss of bone mass. Another study that evaluated three groups of elderly men over a two-year period. Only the group with extra intake of olive oil had increased levels of serum osteocalcin and procollagen …

Healthy Benefits of Olive Oil

Healthy Benefits of Olive Oil

So you probably knew olive oil was healthy, but did you know it could do all this?!

Ingredient in Olive Oil Kills Cancer Cells

Ingredient in Olive Oil Kills Cancer Cells

Hippocrates said, “Let thy food by thy medicine.” Looks like he was right. By now, most people think of the Mediterranean diet and pure extra virgin olive oil as part of a healthy lifestyle. We know that antioxidants are supposed to be good for us. But did you know that an antioxidant in EVOO  …