Flu and Cold season
I toured New Zealand with Michael Borissenko, my coauthor in “Microbe Apocalypse- Man Vs Microbe” as part of a promotional tour of our book. we addressed many conferences to do with health as part of the tour. Michael is a very interesting person. He was the Chief Scientist at the Institute Of Colostrum Research, NZ. We spent a fair bit time together traveling around the various venues, and of course swapped notes on our various health interests. One of the things he alerted me to is the tremendous health benefits from Olive Leaf Extract. He had done a lot of research into the benefits of this natural substance, and was very excited about his findings. I have looked into it in more detail, and have recommended it to many patients over the years, with impressive results. As our antibiotics become less efffective, and the “bugs” take over, we will need substances like OLive leaf extract more and more. Here is a short summary taken from Wikipedia about OLE:
Olive leaf is the leaf of the olive tree (Olea europaea). While olive oil is well known for its flavor and health benefits, the leaf has been used medicinally in various times and places. Natural olive leaf and olive leaf extracts (OLE), are now marketed as an anti-aging, immunostimulator and an antibiotic. Clinical evidence has proven the blood pressure lowering effects of carefully extracted olive leaf extracts. Bioassays support its antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory effects at a laboratory level. A liquid extract made directly from fresh olive leaves recently gained international attention when it was shown to have an antioxidant capacity almost double green tea extract and 400% higher than vitamin C.
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