Hi folks, I'm currently on an elimination diet and tried bertolli extra virgin olive oil yesterday. (I know, it's not the most trustworthy brand) This experiment resulted in severe diarrhea. Strangely, olive oil is actually not a common food... (more)
I have a question regarding olive oil and rancidity(as stated above...). Clear bottled oil(extra virgin) that is touted as 'special' as "individually numbered". I am wondering if it is so special being in a clear bottle. Would anyone out there... (more)
What kind of fat do you use to cook your meats and to increase the fat intake in your diet. Personally, I have tried coconut oil and can not stand the taste of it (it is wonderful on the skin though). I have started to using Ghee and the label... (more)
Does anyone have any experience with olive leaf extract? Before going paleo, I began taking it during seasons in which I usually got sick. It did seem to help with my allergies/colds/etc., but I really can not be sure of what helped/hurt me back... (more)
Like many herbs, Olive Leaf has more than one action. I use it primarily as an antiinfective, prophylactially and when any type of acute symptoms occur. I have low blood pressure (quite normal for me, but nonetheless low) and so I take a smaller... (more)
I have seen many types of olive oil at the store: extra virgin, light olive oil, etc. I know that extra virgin is the first cold pressing of the olives and any derivation of oil after that comes from re-pressing the olive under different... (more)
I understand that these are a domesticated version of a once larger fruit; as are dates - I can understand avoiding dates, as they simply are too sweet. But Olives? Loren Cordain suggested they should be avoided to a certain extent - why?
...Olives? Loren Cordain suggested they should be avoided to a certain extent - why? Cordain tells people to avoid olives because they are usually cured with salt and he thinks salt is unhealthy. However his book The Paleo Diet contains two... (more)
I'm ditching olive oil based salad dressing. What can I substitute for it? Here's what I've brainstormed so far: Coconut oil. Pro- Tastes good. Con- Might make me feel queasy at times. Also, I'm already eating lots of saturated fat, and I... (more)
Many paleos use olive oil sparingly (cold, not for cooking) on salads etc., but I never see any referrences to hemp oil. Phytic acid is not an issue with hemp oil and it's O6 to 03 ratio is 3:1. If you are willing to throw olive oil on a salad... (more)
We're all about cooking with good, healthy coconut oil (or lard, or duck fat) here at Paleohacks. But when I wander round the Net, I am surprised at how often recipes that claim to be paleo tell you to cook with olive oil. Has anyone else... (more)
Hokay, Ive always loved olives. I want them as a snack. Is this a good idea? I know we dont count calories n whatnot but i noticed you cant find nutro information on any of the packages i can seem to find. Is this good? Bad? Are some better... (more)
Yay. But watch out for the supermarket stuff - jars of olives are often soaked in rapeseed oil. Weird, but read the label. Same with mayonnaise - supposed to be made with olive oil, but rarely happens.
I have a recipe for roasted brussel sprouts, and it requires cooking at 375 degrees for roasting. It recommends olive oil (which is definitely a tasty choice) however, upon my oil-research I've found that Olive Oil has a low smoke point and... (more)
Been craving OO like crazy, but I've avoided EVOO lately due to so many adulterated products on the market. I would go and buy one of the really nice ones but the budget isn't really there at the moment, and I can't find anything at a reasonable... (more)
I am wondering if anyone has had experience using olive oil on their skin? Does it clog your pores? Has anyone tried shaving with it? I am trying to get rid of as many chemical products as possible, are there uses anyone would suggest? I want to... (more)
I know that seed oils are usually considered anathema to the Paleo diet because of their high pufa content. However, I'm wondering why more Paleo writers don't recommend high-oleic sunflower oil, given the fact that most seem o.k. w/ olive oil.... (more)
What do you think of the idea of drinking olive oil, say 400 calories' worth, at night if I'm still hungry? It's the cheapest calories I can get that seems reasonably healthy.
I'm new, just about two weeks into this. I've been making salads with veggies, homemade dressing (olive oil) and adding chicken (breast or thigh) that I've cooked in either a bit of butter or coconut oil. After a meal like this, my face feels... (more)
I am asking this question due to an earlier thread regarding ghee. One of the paleohacks usuers put a link to a study saying that ghee contains significant number cholesterol oxides (12.3% of sterols). So which is better to cook with? Or is... (more)
For the past prolly two years i have been using Bionaturae http://www.bionaturae.com/oil.html About a week ago though i got a large bottle of Spectrum Organic Mediterranean Olive Oil. It was on sale. Anyway, holy shit, this stuff is ridiculously... (more)
I like Trader Joe's CA Estate EVOO. I think it's about 6 bucks and extremely flavorful with a spicy backbite that's indicative of high polyphenols. Good stuff.
Traditionally many paleo related blogs and persons have stated that olive oil is good for cooking but recently people have been claiming that you should ditch it with other vegetable oils and use lard, ghee or coconut oil instead. What is your... (more)
Went and bought some refined coconut oil because I heard it's the healthiest and found out after I purchased it that virgin coconut oil is (supposedly) much healthier, however I've heard some people say it doesn't matter, the only thing different... (more)
I stumbled on a neat study today: "A Mediterranean Diet Enriched with Olive Oil Is Associated with Higher Serum Total Osteocalcin Levels in Elderly Men at High Cardiovascular Risk" Compared to a low fat control diet, a Mediterranean diet with... (more)
i cook my chicken and and beef and shit in my stainless steel pan with olive oil all the time. i've heard it oxidizes and becomes rancid at high heat. i don't like the taste of coconut oil and i try to limit the dairy. is cooking with olive oil... (more)
I recently bought some olive oil that came in a large can and that was very clear when I opened it and poured it out. What does the clarity of olive oil say about its quality? It claimed to be "olive oil" 100% on the tin and the remaining... (more)
the experts say most olive oil is diluted with cheap oil they say its so organized that every thing out of Italy is suspect. in the USA light olive oil legally doesnt have to be made of olive oil. you probably need to do some research befor ever... (more)
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What does this photo of primitive Peruvian tribe people tell us?