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#99 The Olive Oil Episode with Dr Simon Poole


View #99 The Olive Oil Episode with Dr Simon Poole

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Over the years you’ll have heard me talking about the Mediterranean way of eating and extra virgin olive oil quite frequently and today on the show I’m delighted to be joined by an expert in all things to do with  olive oil and the history of a Mediterranean in general, Dr Simon Poole.

Everything you need to know about olive oil is in today’s episode. It’s origins, it’s therapeutic uses, its impact on heart and brain health. Its potential anti-cancer and weight maintenance effects. The alchemy of olive oil and food. 

Today’s podcast was absolutely fascinating .. for me! I learnt so much from Dr Poole who is a Cambridge based GP and is an internationally renowned authority on the science and application of the Mediterranean Diet and lifestyle. He is co-author of the Gourmand Prize winning book The Olive Oil Diet and speaks regularly on the subject of communication and change management in population and individual nutritional health. 

We talked about the following:

  • What the origins of olive oil are
  • How the oil is produced
  • It’s regenerative impact on soil and climate health
  • Diocles of Carystus and Hippocrates and olive oil
  • The types of phenols in olive oil
  • Olive and heart health
  • Alzeihmers and Weight loss with olive oil
  • Grading olive oil and what to look for
  • The smoking point of olive oil

Do be sure to check out Dr Simon Poole on the website and social media links below.

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Summary

What a fascinating conversation- this is what I love about the podcast is that I always learn some amazing nuggets of information from guests!  I really hope you enjoyed this episode with Simon and found it really useful too.

There’s some great links below with additional information and some research material along with links to Dr Simon’s website and social media pages too.

Dr Simon Poole at Great British Speakers on the BBC Nadiya Show

Olive Oil is at the heart of the Mediterranean Diet

A Randomized Clinical Trial of Greek High Phenolic Early Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Mild Cognitive Impairment: The MICOIL Pilot Study


Guest: Dr Simon Poole

Dr Simon Poole is a Cambridge based GP, broadcaster and commentator and is an internationally renowned authority on the science and application of the Mediterranean Diet and lifestyle. He is co-author of the Gourmand Prize winning book The Olive Oil Diet and speaks regularly on the subject of communication and change management in population and individual nutritional health. 

Simon was a long-standing member of the BMA Public Health Medicine Committee and Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He was awarded Fellowship of the British Medical Association in 2019. Simon is an international senior collaborator with the NNedPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health, Cambridge and was Co-Founder and Chair of the Food Values Initiative at the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Science.


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