Hellenic medicine and nutrition used only Goat milk products like yogurt and cheese. They did not drink cow milk, they believed it was barbaric. Why would they choose to use goat milk over cow milk to make cheese or yogurt?
Goats’ milk was found to help with the digestive and metabolic utilization of minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. Goat milk has more beneficial properties to health than cow milk. Among these properties it helps to prevent ferropenic anaemia (iron deficiency) and bone demineralisation – softening of the bones.
Link to article in sciencedaily.
Growing evidence is showing that calcium in milk does not protect against osteoporosis. For example in a 12-year Harvard study of 78,000 women, those who drank milk three times a day actually broke more bones than women who rarely drank milk. Similarly, a 1994 study in Sydney, Australia, showed that higher dairy product consumption was associated with increased fracture risk: those with the highest dairy consumption had double the risk of hip fracture compared to those with the lowest consumption.
Author Russell Eaton says: ‘Dairy milk does increase bone density, but this comes at a terrible price. The latest research is showing that far from protecting bones, milk actually increases the risk of osteoporosis by eroding bone-making cells. Also, people with osteoporosis have a much higher incidence of heart disease and cancer, and the evidence is pointing at milk as the common factor.
Link to article in news-medical.net
How did Hellenic medicine and nutrition figure this out 2,500 years before us?
Looks like we still have a lot to learn from the the ancient Hellenic culture and medicine.
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Dr. Magiatis has developed new testing methods to directly measure oleocanthal and oleacein levels – two key health promoting compounds found in extra virgin olive oil.
UPDATE: Since the publication of this article additional testing has shown the most consistently high levels of Oleocanthal and Oleacein have been discovered in samples originating from Throuba olives pressed in select mills on the island of Thasos.
The study was based on only 250 samples, but they were able to identify some key factors Continue reading Olive Oil the Miracle food
The more we examine EVOO the more benefits we find
Study after study is confirming the high nutritional value of EVOO. The best EVOO is the one that is made from unripened olives. This EVOO is the one that was revered by the Ancient Hellenic doctors and cooks for its medicinal value.
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Unripened olives produce less EVOO per kilo of olives and this is the EVOO that is considered medicinal. This EVOO is recommended for direct consumption by the tablespoon, in salads or for dipping, or drizzled on your favorite foods. The taste is considered bitter and pungent with a very distinct peppery finish. For those who do not like the peppery effect on the throat it can be nullified by adding an equal amount of your favorite red wine. The Ancient Hellenic cooks revered EVOO for its medicinal properties and always combined it with wine.
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“Olive-Oil-Derived Oleocanthal Enhances β-Amyloid Clearance as a Potential Neuroprotective Mechanism against Alzheimer’s Disease: In Vitro and in Vivo Studies”
ACS Chemical Neuroscience
The mystery of exactly how consumption of extra virgin olive oil helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may lie in one component of olive oil that helps shuttle the abnormal AD proteins out of the brain, scientists are reporting in a new study. It appears in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience.
Amal Kaddoumi and colleagues note that AD affects about 30 million people worldwide, but the prevalence is lower in Mediterranean countries. Scientists once attributed it to Continue reading Oleocanthal Reduces Risk of Alzheimers