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Friday, September 14, 2007

Olive Oil

Concerning RA and Arthritis, I found something of interest:

How Olive Oil Reduces Inflammation:
"While tasting extra-virgin olive oils in Sicily, Gary Beauchamp, PhD, director of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, noticed A ticklish, peppery sensation in the back of his throat. It was nearly identical to the “sting” he’d felt when swallowing a liquid form of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and aspirin, during previous sensory studies. Further studies revealed that a compound in the oil, called oleocanthal, prevents the production of pro-inflammatory COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes – the same way NSAIDs work. “By inhibiting these enzymes, inflammation and the increase in pain sensitivity associated with them is dampened,” says Paul Breslin, PhD, co-author of the study. Researchers found the intensity of the “throaty bite” in an oil is directly related to the amount of oleocanthal it contains. “Stronger-flavored oils from Tuscany or other regions that use the same olive varietal, have the highest oleocanthal levels,” says Breslin.

The study’s researchers say that 50 milliliters (ml), which is about 3 1/2 Tbsp., is equal to a 200-mg tablet of ibuprofen. Breslin points out that amount of oil has more than 400 calories – a lot if you add this healthy fat without giving up others. To avoid excess calories, use extra-virgin olive oil in lieu of other fats, such as butter.
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Arthritis Foundation.

But wait, there is more!!!

10 uses for olive oil!
1. Shine stainless steel.
Many cleaning standbys, such as ammonia, can dull and even corrode chrome or stainless steel. Olive oil, however, is a safe and effective shining agent.

2. Dust wooden furniture.
Apply a bit of oil to a cloth, and wipe.

3. Prevent wax from sticking to a candle holder.
Rub a thin coat on the base of the holder before inserting the candle. Dripped wax should peel away easily.

4. Silence squeaky doors.
Lubricate hinges by applying a small amount to a cloth, then wiping the top of the hinges so that the oil runs down the sides.

5. Moisturize cuticles.
Apply a small amount of olive oil to your nail beds.

6. Remove eye makeup.
Dab a little under the eyes, and rinse off with a washcloth.

7. Condition your hair.
Warm 1/2 cup olive oil, and liberally apply it to your hair. Cover your hair with a plastic grocery bag, then wrap it in a towel. Let it set for 45 minutes, then shampoo and thoroughly rinse.

8. Shave.
Olive oil not only makes it easier for the blade to glide over your face or legs, but it moisturizes your skin as well.

9. Unstick a zipper.
Using a cotton swab, apply a drop to lubricate the teeth. (Avoid touching the fabric.) The zipper should move up and down freely.

10. Recondition an old baseball glove.
Just work the oil into the dry areas of your mitt with a soft cloth, let it set for 30 minutes, then wipe off any excess.

Now I can imagine you would rather know how, or if, olive oil is good for internal health, besides fighting inflammations. Well, here ya go:

High cholesterol:
"High cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease significantly for men over 45, so now’s the time to make a change for the better, if you haven’t already made the switch to heart-healthy omega-3 fats, like salmon and olive oil."

There are numerous ways to become and stay healthy, but only one way to be blessed, no matter what your age is. If you already haven't made the change for the best in your life then do it now: place your trust in Jesus! :-)

Psalm 52:8
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.

14 Comments:

Blogger audrey` said...

Dearest Corry

Hi Lieve Zus!!!
I missed you.
I was away from blogging world for awhile.

How are you?

Wow! There are so many uses for olive oil. Thank you for sharing.

Take care.

(((HUGS)))

September 14, 2007 8:47 AM  
Anonymous rrbj said...

Morning Corry,

I use to use a little bit of olive oil to fry eggs and chicken and other meats and homemade salad dressings all the time and it was very delicious ? But when I got poor, but rich in Gods love I just couldn't afford olive oil anymore ?

Blessings and wishing ya'll a blessed weekend !
Ron.

BTW. Praying for ya'lls oldest daughter !

September 14, 2007 9:17 AM  
Blogger Mrs Zeke said...

Corry I have been using Olive oil for my skin and hair for years. I have curly hair and dry skin so its the best thing in the world.

I use it when oil is called for except for cookies :P

Be well you and KC and don't forget to exhale everything is a moment in time. Let your daughter know she is not alone.

Loved you are

September 14, 2007 9:49 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Audrey,
I noticed you were gone for a while and I missed you too! We are allright, but how about you???
Blessings to you Lieve Zus.

(((HUGS)))

Grandpaw,
Yeah, olive oil is expensive! I hardly use it as well. I pan-fry the meatballs for the spagetti in olive oil and it is delicious. But that's about it. Now if they would just lower the price of it, I prolly would use it more.

Thank you so much for your prayers for Amber!
God bless you and may you have a very blessed weekend as well!

Mrs Zeke,
Wow, so that's why you keep looking so young, huh?!
I use it to take off my eye-make-up. It works great and it only takes a few drops.

When I was young (stone-age, grin) they had the same tip for hair using vegetable-oil. I remember I had the hardest time washing that mess out of my hair and have been very sceptic about a tip like that ever since.

And how are you doing? Missed you around as well.

We will let Amber know and thank you so much. We know, this too shall pass. It's just difficult sometimes to R&R until it has. But God knows all about it and gives what's needed, when it's needed. :-)

Have a very blessed weekend, dear sister.

God's Grace.

September 15, 2007 9:40 AM  
Anonymous Angela said...

Love this post! thanks for doing the research! I think I will try the hair conditioning idea! My scalp gets really dry, especially in the winter! I love natural rememdies and cleaning ideas!

IN Christ,

Angela :-)

September 15, 2007 11:25 PM  
Blogger Corry said...

Angela,
You are most welcome and I hope it works. I am in favor of natural remedies as well. Unfortunately, the chemicals can not always be avoided.

Have a very blessed Sunday. :-)

God's Grace.

September 16, 2007 6:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

huggs


sis

September 16, 2007 1:21 PM  
Blogger Corry said...

Anonymous,
((((HUGS)))) to you too, dear sis! :-D

I hope you had a very blessed day.

God's Grace.

September 17, 2007 6:22 PM  
Blogger audrey` said...

Dearest Corry

I must try applying olive oil on my skin too =)
Chasing the wrinkles away =P

September 20, 2007 2:54 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Audrey,
Wrinkles?? You mean those little charming lines when you smile?? Those are too cute to chase away! :-D

(((HUGS)))

God's Grace.

September 21, 2007 1:16 PM  
Blogger Pia said...

okay, until i read this, olive oil for me is for the pots and pans. haha!

September 24, 2007 5:20 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Pia,
I know what you mean, but this makes you rethink, huh? :-)

Love you, girl.

God's Grace.

September 24, 2007 12:22 PM  
Blogger audrey` said...

Awww...
You put it so positively, Lieve Zus =)
As usual you're full of loving encouragement, Corry.

(((HUGS)))

September 26, 2007 10:50 PM  
Blogger Corry said...

Audrey,
Thank you, Lieve Zus, but... you reap what you sow and you always sow happiness, love, care and encouragement.:-D
God bless you abundantly!

God's Grace.

September 27, 2007 5:10 AM  

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