The Skinny on Olive oil

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The Skinny on Olive oil


    cholesterol.” Cholesterol carried by LDL is Big FAT Lies

    not excreted by the body, instead it is carried to the arteries where it eventually sticks to

    the arterial walls and leads to plaque formation. This is the primary cause of atherosclerosis (hardened arteries).

     Coconut oil acid diethanolamine condensate, Evangeline Koutalianos, BSc

    a mixture of fatty acid diethanolamides of Kinesiology.

    the acids found in coconut oil, is widely Certifications: Human Applied Nutrition, used in cosmetics, shampoos, soaps, and Health & Fitness. related consumer products. It smells great, I have to admit- but whether it is a healthy 03/03/2007 agent for your skin in comparison to olive oil I will have to say you‟re wrong. A Just recently I was introducing Basil Olive long-term dermal study has been carried out Oil products at the Vancouver Wellness in rats to find whether coconut oil is a skin-show and spoke to a woman who swears by

    friendly cosmetic. After a two year-long coconut oil. She continued to tell me that it

    study, they had observed skin irritation and is the best agent for her health and skin. The

    lesions in rats whom had a greater dose media does a fine job at misleading applied to their skin. In addition, the dermal consumers by introducing coconut oil as application of coconut oil lead to increased being the new „healthy fat.‟ Throughout my incidences of epidermal hyperplasia, education I have been told that coconut oil is sebaceous gland hyperplasia, and higher in saturated fat than butter and will hyperkeratosis in males and females, ulcer lead you into the ER if consumed on a

    in males, and parakeratosis and regular basis. That said, this article‟s

    inflammation in females at the site of purpose is to clear the air about the application [3]. Fortunately for us, the lack misconception of the new „fad fat.‟ In 1993, of truth in advertising is demonstrated in the there was a study conducted in Ohio that laboratory or we would all be fools to examined heart problems in rats after being believe that „organic coconut oilis the best fed different types of fat. Interestingly for you. enough after being fed coconut oil for a

     significant period of time the hearts of the

    Considering my cardinal rule: “If you can‟t rats had an increased contractility, preload

    or won‟t eat it – don‟t put it on your skin” – and some exhibited ventricular hypertrophy I would personally steer clear from coconut and dysfunction [1]. Basically after this oil. Our new skin product „Theodora‟ is a saturated fat had clogged every free-flowing mixture of certified organic extra virgin artery in the rat‟s body – the heart was olive oil and essential rose oil. Olive oil has working harder and because of this- the size been known to nourish and protect the skin of the heart was increasing. Not a good sign,

    for years. Fresh extra virgin olive oil, in hmm? If this doesn‟t convince you, then

    particular, is nourishing for the skin and safe perhaps a recent study conducted in Spain for all skin types because it is low in acidity. will. In 2003, they had examined the To demonstrate the protective qualities of cholesterol levels in lab animals after olive oil, various studies conducted in Japan consuming a diet supplemented with examined whether applying olive oil on the coconut oil. The results had shown that skin will reduce the incidence of skin cancer. coconut oil increased the total cholesterol

    The results had shown that applying olive and LDL levels in the blood plasma [2]. For

    oil on your skin before going out in the sun those who don‟t know, low density

    protects your skin from developing tumor lipoproteins (LDL) are the carriers for “bad growths due to its antioxidant effects [4, 5].


    Olive oil effectively reduces DNA damage through its high content of antioxidants and thus its use as a dermal moisturizer is encouraged. Olive oil also has anti-aging properties in that it protects against dermal oxidation, thus slowing the progression of wrinkles [5].

Theodora is a product that combines

    essential rose oil, a natural collagen, and certified organic extra virgin olive oil. Essential rose oil has natural skin firming properties and when combined with olive oil‟s powerful antioxidant activity is an incredible skin product that should be used by all. As a user myself, I highly

    recommend this product.

References 1. Jenkins JE, Medeiros DM. Diets containing corn oil, coconut oil and cholesterol alter ventricular hypertrophy, dilatation and function in hearts of rats fed copper-deficient diets. J Nutr. 1993 Jun;123(6):1150-60. 2. Garcia-Fuentes E, Gil-Villarino A, Zafra MF, Garcia-Peregrin E. Influence of fasting status on the effects of coconut oil on chick plasma and lipoprotein composition. J Physiol Biochem. 2003 Jun;59(2):101-10. 3. National Toxicology Program. Toxicology and carcinogenesis studies of coconut oil acid diethanolamine condensate (CAS No. 68603-42-9) in F344/N rats and B6C3F1 mice (dermal studies). Natl Toxicol Program Tech Rep Ser. 2001 Jan;479:5-226. 4. Budiyanto A, Ahmed NU, Wu A, Bito T, Nikaido O, Osawa T, Ueda M, Ichihashi M. Protective effect of topically applied olive oil against photocarcinogenesis following UVB exposure of mice. Carcinogenesis. 2000 Nov;21(11):2085-90. 5. Ichihashi M, Ahmed NU, Budiyanto A, Wu A, Bito T, Ueda M, Osawa T. Preventive effect of antioxidant on ultraviolet-induced skin cancer in mice. J Dermatol Sci. 2000 Mar;23 Suppl 1:S45-50.

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