In His Grip
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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)
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for me, stress is a big thing. if I have stress, I can eat hardly anything, I have to be very strict. when I'm not stressed, I can eat practically everything.
don't think olive oil has that many anti inflammatory ingredients, and who knows how much he actually ate there, you can eat it just as much or as little in Italy as here. so my guess is it wasn't the olive oil but the freedom and happiness he had on vacation, hope it lasts!
You're incorrect about EVOO not having anti-inflammatory affects, it infact does, here's a link that explains it....
You might also be interested to know that it's a natural pain reliever working like NSAIDS does...
And it's considered a "good fat" a healthy kind of fat, it is omega 9 enriched.
Post Edited (pb4) : 6/30/2008 10:28:22 PM (GMT-6)
PB4, Are you a Rachel Ray fan? I can tell from the EVOO acronym. My wife makes fun of me, but since I have gotten sick, I love watching the cooking shows and cooking. If you saw or knew me, this would really shock you. I have found that i do better with olive oil than Veg. oil. When I lived in the Philippines, I cook a lot with rice oil and I seemed to handle it ok, but I did not know that I had crohn's back then and would have attributed my been sick a skinny to my tape worm friend that I had there for nearly my whole 2 years.
I would be really interested if anyone found this to be true. It seems like every cooking show and nutritional show I see seems to recommend it. When my wife wakes up( darn crohn's has turned me into an insomniac) I will ask her because she is a Nutrition graduate with a batchelor in Health Promotions. Maybe she can shed a little light on this for us.
pb4, what I said was, as you quoted "don't think it has that many anti-inflammatory ingredients", I didn't say it had none or no effect.
most of those links say the same thing, that it works on the cyclooxygenase pathway and that it is one molecule in olive oil, oleocanthal. and let's be realistic, some olive oils are going to have more oleocanthal than others, you can't regulate that. so acc. to the last link, IF you eat 3 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil (slightly more than an ounce), it's like taking 200mg of ibuprofen.
I'm not saying anything bad about olive oil. I use it on my food. All I'm saying is his son's remission is multifactorial and likely not caused by eating olive oil. if we could all go into remission from taking olive oil (or even ibuprofen), I'm sure we'd be buying it by the gallon.
I think we're going OT here. the thread was about his son's remission. we don't know what he ate in Italy. it's certainly very easy to live on pizza pasta and pastries in Italy, same as here. not all mediterraneans eat the mediterranean diet any more than japanese live only on fish and seaweed we don't know how much olive oil he ate and again I don't think it was the biggest factor.
I have nothing bad to say about olive oil, but I doubt it's a panacea. you can get the same results on your skin with apricot seed oil or jojoba oil or organic soy oil and you won't have the scent of an italian restaurant--I think all oils are hydrostatic.
Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 7/1/2008 2:53:41 PM (GMT-6)