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Katie: Hello. Welcome to “The Wellness Mama Podcast.” I’m Katie from wellnessmama.com and wellnesse.com, that’s wellnesse with an E on the tip, which is my new line of private care merchandise, like hair care, hand sanitizer, and toothpaste.

This episode is about all issues olive oil, which is a large staple in my weight-reduction plan and my predominant dietary supply of fats since discovering that I’ve genes that make me not accomplish that properly with saturated fats. So, I’ve been limiting saturated fats and specializing in a whole lot of seafood and an entire lot of olive oil, like, to the tune of a liter every week to get sufficient energy most weeks.

I’m right here with a superb pal of mine, Tony Kasandrinos, who’s the co-founder of Kasandrinos Olive Oil, which is a single-sourced olive oil by household farms in Greece. And we delve into all issues about the advantages of olive oil, in regards to the Mediterranean weight-reduction plan, find out how to supply a superb olive oil, and a lot extra. You’re additionally going to wish to take a look at the present notes at wellnessmama.fm for some particular low cost codes the place it can save you as much as 50% on their olive oil. He was in a position to give a tremendous low cost for you guys as listeners. You may additionally discover that by going to wellnessmama.com/go/olive-oil, however that hyperlink may also be within the present notes at wellnessmama.fm, so it’s in all probability simpler to seek out it there. But make certain to seize that low cost of as much as 50%, relying on the way you order.

And with out additional ado, let’s soar in and study all issues olive oil.


Tony, welcome again. Thanks for being right here.

Tony: Oh, thanks. It’s my pleasure.

Katie: I’m excited to have you ever again since you have been a extremely enjoyable visitor the primary time round, and likewise I’ve discovered a lot extra since our first interview about olive oil and its many advantages. And it has turn into truly my main fats supply in my weight-reduction plan, which I can speak about a bit bit later within the episode. But I’m excited to have you ever on to be taught extra about this and particularly as a result of you could have a really direct experience. So, to start out, I’d like to delve into some issues that folks don’t know or perceive relating to olive oil.

Tony: So, we’ll contact on just a few issues. I believe one of many massive misconceptions is olive oil is like wine as a result of they arrive in good bottles, and so they come from the identical area of the world. But olive oil is definitely a fruit juice, and it doesn’t get higher with time like wine does. So, the hot button is to essentially devour that olive oil as rapidly as attainable. That’s actually form of what units us aside from most olive oils on the market. We form of seemed on the complete trade as an entire.

As we have been beginning, we talked within the final podcast how we obtained our begin, and it was actually simply sharing our household’s olive oil with our household and buddies which are right here within the States. And because it grew and grew, we actually had to take a look at, “Okay. Do we want to put our olive oil into stores where we kind of lose the quality control of how that olive oil is stored and when it’s sold?” We got here to a choice that, “No, we do not want to” as a result of we wish to actually supply our clients essentially the most recent fruit juice attainable.

Now, that being stated, it’s going to keep lengthy for just a few…it’ll keep good for just a few years, however it’s going to degrade over time. And there’s just a few different little elements like, when did you truly crack the seal on that bottle? Did you seal it correctly as soon as it was opened? What temperature was it saved at? Was it saved within the gentle, or was it, like, in a darkish cupboard the place it must be? So there’s fairly just a few different elements that go into how lengthy and the way recent an olive oil will keep. But that’s undoubtedly a false impression out there may be that it’ll keep good for, you understand, years, and, sadly, it doesn’t. All the optimistic properties contained in the olive oil, they are going to degrade. So that’s undoubtedly one of many massive subjects relating to the olive oil and the olive oil trade is how lengthy is that olive oil good for.

Katie: That is smart. So, give us a fast refresher of what are a few of these useful properties in olive oil. I do know there’s been so many research carried out about the advantages of olive oil. But what are a few of these predominant elements which are necessary to find out about?

Tony: Yeah. So, you understand, being that olive oil has been round for actually 1000’s of years, and in lots of nations, that was your predominant…main supply of fats outdoors of animal fats, there was a ton of research carried out like actually 1000’s. Some of the actually key advantages to it’s, you understand, it has been confirmed to scale back irritation. It has been confirmed to be, you understand, very heart-healthy meals to ingest. It’s been confirmed to spice up mind well being. You know, like, we mentioned offline, the individuals of the Mediterranean, particularly of their older years, of their ’60s and ’70s and ’80s, you’ll undoubtedly see a distinction of their high quality of life and the way lively they’re and the way they stay. I’m personally a agency believer that that comes from the meals that they eat and the way lively they’re together with dwelling a way more stress-free life than we do. And for those who take a look at, you understand, Spain or Italy or Greece or Tunisia, principally all over the place across the Mediterranean, olive oil is the bottom of principally each single meal from…I imply, all the things is principally cooked in it or slathered in it after it’s been cooked or it’s eaten uncooked. So, yep, the olive oil is certainly, like, simply the muse of well being and of all the things you do eating-wise relating to that area of the world.

Katie: Yeah. I learn the stat that was fairly wonderful to me that in Greece, an individual eats on common 26 liters of olive oil per yr, which is basically a liter each couple weeks, which is a reasonably wonderful statistic. And I’ve additionally had Dr. Gundry on this podcast, and he truly recommends greater than that. He says he consumes and recommends a liter per week of olive oil, which was actually staggering to me. But such as you talked about, there are such a lot of research about the advantages of olive oil, which as a monounsaturated fats doesn’t have a few of the points that different sorts of fat have. So all of us in all probability heard, for those who’ve listened to me for some time, you understand that polyunsaturated fat, particularly processed polyunsaturated fat like vegetable oils, could be actually problematic for most individuals.

I’m nonetheless an enormous believer that saturated fat can completely be wholesome however with the caveat that some individuals don’t do properly with them based mostly on genes. And they’ll both elevate glucose, which appears counterintuitive or result in doubtlessly different issues. So individuals with ApoE4 genes, as an example, sometimes wish to keep away from sure sorts of saturated fats. Olive oil being a monounsaturated fats is exempt from a whole lot of these issues. So it makes it a fats that you could devour in giant quantities from what the research say very, very safely. And so it’s my predominant supply of…in all probability my predominant supply of energy apart from fatty fish in my weight-reduction plan but additionally one thing I devour near that charge that Dr. Gundry recommends. I’m curious each on a private degree and simply from what you’ve seen within the knowledge how a lot olive oil you devour and the way a lot you suggest.

Tony: It adjustments truthfully throughout what time of yr are we at. And that is simply one thing I’ve observed in myself. When I’m in Greece, I undoubtedly, which is often a month or two out of the yr, devour much more simply due to the continuous recent greens, and we simply pour a ton of it on these. And even right here within the States, principally, after I’m consuming Greek salads, which is summertime and early fall right here in Nevada, I’m in all probability consuming I’d say near a liter every week. I imply, I’ve obtained, like, a reasonably large supply of olive oil. In the wintertime, I don’t eat as a lot. Now we do cook dinner with it. I bake with it, however I do love ending with it as properly. So, like, if I cook dinner lamb chops, I’m in all probability placing some olive oil on after the very fact…after it’s cooked. It adjustments. I imply, I’d say perhaps like half…perhaps 500 milliliters, half a liter every week throughout the winter months after I’m not consuming as many recent greens.

And simply so individuals know precisely how a lot that’s, your common tree produces about 4 to eight liters of olive oil a yr, which solely occurs annually. If you’re doing a liter every week, you’re just about consuming near a complete olive tree. So, one individual can very simply devour 10 bushes value of olive oil a yr. So, it’s simply an fascinating little enjoyable truth. And, you understand, actually, what I attempt to clarify to individuals when they’re consuming olive oil, particularly our clients that undergo lots as a result of, you understand, we have now some clients that they’ll simply have, like, one bottle each few months, and I’ve obtained some that undergo three-liter cans which are fairly massive. You know, they’re going by one or two of these a month. So it’s actually, like, that is what goes into that bottle. And we have been speaking about this earlier than.

But whenever you actually are related with the method and see, “This is what goes into making this bottle of olive oil that we’re, you know, bringing here to the States and sharing with our customers,” you actually see, “Okay. This is really what I’m consuming.” It’s not simply liquid in a bottle, however it’s all the things that went into creating that olive oil. That actually is a complete yr course of as a result of they solely do fruit, you understand, one time a yr, and that’s it. So, simply an fascinating factor about what truly goes into making that olive oil.

Katie: That’s actually fascinating and wonderful to suppose that a few of us are consuming many, many bushes value of olive oil per yr. I do know one factor I do typically is that if I ever get a headache, I discovered that simply, like, a sip of olive oil nearly all the time breaks the headache. I’d guess perhaps due to the antioxidants. I don’t actually truly know the explanation, however that’s a enjoyable trick I discovered. But you’re proper. We know from the research…I really feel like truly, most sources agree on olive oil, it’s a type of few meals that doesn’t take a whole lot of warmth from any supply, however we all know that it’s very excessive in sure antioxidants. And they suppose that may very well be the explanation it’s correlated with lowered danger of issues like coronary heart illness and stroke, even kind 2 diabetes, which is fascinating. I believe all of these share the commonality of being inflammatory illnesses in a sure manner. But they suppose that sure antioxidant compounds in olive oil even help in glucose metabolism. So, that may be perhaps one more reason for the headache connection. One factor I do know that comes up relating to olive oil, there’s a whole lot of form of combined opinions on if it’s good for cooking due to the warmth…smoke level and the warmth level. What are your ideas on that? Is it a superb cooking oil?

Tony: Talking about that is like speaking about politics or faith. I get this query on a regular basis. And I’ve seen research that say it’s fantastic to cook dinner with it. I’ve seen different research that say, “No, you don’t cook with it.” I’ll simply offer you Tony’s opinion. I’ve been cooking with it my total life since…or my mother and father, since after I was a bit child. My grandparents and all people in my household undoubtedly does cook dinner with it. That being stated, I don’t, you understand, get it to some extent the place it’s so sizzling the place it’s smoking. But we undoubtedly cook dinner meat in it, we cook dinner greens in it, and we additionally devour it uncooked. So, so far as what we do, we undoubtedly cook dinner with it.

Katie: I do as properly. When I learn by all of the analysis, I felt nonetheless very snug cooking with it, and I additionally sometimes add it to meals after cooking as properly only for additional wholesome fat however, yeah, identical factor on our finish. One factor I do lots is use it in baked items rather than like butter or coconut oil, which I’ve discovered truly appears to increase the shelf life of those, and I’m guessing due to the polyphenols in olive oil. But it additionally simply provides it a a lot richer style. Any different cooking suggestions you’ll give since I do know you’ve…this has been a part of your tradition and your cooking for the reason that very starting?

Tony: Yeah. I imply, it’s actually…it’s limitless. Actually, I be taught new issues on a regular basis, which is actually cool, and truly, generally I be taught them from my clients. I used to be truly on the cellphone with one in all our clients yesterday, and he or she was telling me that her daughter places it in her oatmeal within the morning. I used to be like, “Okay. That’s a first” and even, like, on ice cream. So, the most effective factor that I actually like to inform individuals, simply strive it out with new various things even when it’s form of, like, completely off the wall otherwise you wouldn’t suppose you’ll eat it like that. But for me, truthfully, like, my favourite…it’s not even a trick, however it’s my favourite factor to do. And I’m simply gonna give individuals, like, the recipe as a result of it’s easy, and it takes two seconds. But it’s a prototypical… It’s a Greek salad. It’s tomatoes, cucumbers, some olives, some onion, and oregano and salt, after which simply drown it in olive oil and truly let it sit for a superb hour after which eat it. And it’s, like, actually my staple each day throughout the summer time, which is a good, refreshing, wholesome, nice meal.

But with that…with the olives, I assume it is a little secret or trick, and it’s a bit time-consuming however we truly…and we’re gonna be bringing these to America in all probability subsequent yr however is the olives themselves, we truly take a really fantastic, like, little razor blade and slice the olives often one or two slices in every olive, after which we’ll marinate these olives in olive oil and spices for just a few months. And then whenever you eat these olives, they’re gonna be a lot better tasting than had they been simply in brine. So, that’s I assume my little trick with olive oil.

Katie: Nice. That’s an incredible one to know. Okay. So I additionally wish to speak about olive oil topically as a result of…that is one thing I’ve initially used, however I haven’t truly delved into the analysis very a lot. But I’ve discovered that olive oil is the most effective moisturizer for my pores and skin, and I take advantage of it earlier than going within the solar as properly. But is there any knowledge that you just’ve seen on the advantages of olive oil topically?

Tony: Yeah. I imply, there’s been a bunch of research on how individuals use it, you understand, actually on their pores and skin, whether or not it’s for dry pores and skin or for eczema or for…you understand, individuals use it of their hair as a moisturizer. I do know like Andy over at Alitura makes use of it in his skincare merchandise, you understand. It’s been getting used on pores and skin for actually 1000’s of years. The good thing is there’s no chemical compounds in it outdoors of simply, you understand, the compounds that make up olive oil. You know, there’s no fragrances in there. There’s no just about something however the juice of the olive. And frequent sense-wise, you understand, relating to placing issues in or on our physique, I’m going with a pure product 10 out of 10 occasions, you understand. But, yeah, individuals have been doing it perpetually. It’s actually limitless what you are able to do with it. Even for those who go into, like, oil pulling with olive oil or simply placing it in your hair, in your face, over your physique, it’s actually fairly limitless what you are able to do with it, and even together with your pets. I do know my mother, her Shih Tzu was having some pores and skin points, and he or she began placing olive oil on it, and some weeks later, it was gone.

Katie: That’s fascinating. I hadn’t even thought in regards to the pet makes use of, however I do know we have now lots of people with pets who pay attention. And that’s nice to know. I additionally wanna circle again. So, you talked about the Mediterranean weight-reduction plan which I’m positive everybody has heard of that like many, many sources level to this as a really long-term, sustainable, balanced strategy to vitamin that appears to scale back the danger of a whole lot of issues and enhance a whole lot of longevity elements. Parts of Greece are generally known as blue zones, and on the whole, Greece has a fame for having a whole lot of wholesome and as you talked about lively individuals. So, I’d like to delve into that a bit bit extra. So as somebody who grew up partially there and who has been there greater than in all probability most of us listening have, stroll us by what the precise Mediterranean weight-reduction plan appears to be like like.

Tony: So, it’s going to alter a bit bit based mostly on the precise area, and despite the fact that Greece is a tiny, little nation, I imply, it’s in regards to the measurement of New Jersey, relying on the place within the nation you reside, the weight-reduction plan is definitely gonna be very completely different like for those who’re up within the mountains or alongside the coast. But it’s undoubtedly very excessive in fruit and veggies and the fruits extra within the summertime like figs. That’s truly one in all my favourite components of Greece is the figs. Yeah. So it’s gonna actually consist round a whole lot of recent fruit and veggies. Meats, you’re actually not consuming a lot beef there like we eat right here. It’s extra gonna be lamb or goat or pork so far as your land animals. And then recent seafood is all the time very considerable and quite common in meals, particularly alongside the coast. Now, for those who’re up within the mountains, you’re not gonna be having an excessive amount of fish. And a whole lot of nuts as properly and a whole lot of beans.

The actual factor, you understand, it’s actually simply actual pure meals. You’re not having a whole lot of processed meals, though that’s beginning to trickle its manner into the nation as issues simply turn into simpler. But whenever you get into your villages and form of your actual conventional Mediterranean weight-reduction plan, on the finish of the day, it’s a whole lot of greens. I hate to, like, make it sound so easy, however it actually is straightforward. It’s fruits, greens, nuts, legumes, and a few meat and seafood with plenty of olive oil. You can have cheeses as properly. Feta is certainly at each meal in Greece. But apart from that, that’s actually, you understand, what we’re consuming over there. And then you should have your desserts and pastries, however that’s it, infrequently, and wine. I can’t neglect about wine. Wine is quite common even at lunchtime to have. And we’re not speaking like glasses of wine however to have a small glass of wine at lunch is quite common.

Katie: That’s so fascinating. I’m so curious in regards to the concept of blue zones and, you understand, simply locations on the planet the place we’re seeing a better focus of wholesome individuals, and it’s on my listing to go to a whole lot of these locations. But I additionally surprise if…as a result of Americans, we love to seek out, like, the only strategy and simply attempt to systematize it and try this one factor and double down on it. And I’ve all the time puzzled if we simply utilized those self same elements right here within the western tradition if it will even have the identical impact. Because I think that it’s additionally a part of what’s constructed into the tradition that makes these issues so useful. So in different phrases, it appears, like, from what I’ve learn, and you can know a lot better than I’d clearly, that in Greece, in locations like Italy, individuals eat in neighborhood rather more typically. And it’s rather more sluggish and calm and centered on relationship than this fast-paced I’m simply gonna eat actually fast on the go. So, I’m wondering, you understand, if we ate the identical meals however we have been in that very same sympathetic state, rushed on a regular basis, nonetheless wired, if it will have the identical impact. How a lot of a task do you suppose neighborhood performs over there?

Tony: Huge. I imply, all the things is, you understand, household, buddies, and actually all the things. Almost your complete day revolves round consuming, however it’s not such as you’re consuming the complete time. But the precise technique of sitting down at a desk and being with your loved ones and buddies and sitting there for in all probability, like, three to 4 hours, it’s not unusual. I don’t suppose you’d ever actually go to dinner in Greece, like, in a village setting and be carried out inside three hours. Like that’s nearly remarkable, and it’s very uncommon the place you’ll see individuals simply consuming alone or in entrance of a TV. Like, they’re simply issues that we do right here in America the place it’s like, “Okay. I gotta eat. I gotta cook something really quick and eat it and then go do whatever.” Like that’s not how it’s over there. It’s a really completely different course of. Now, we’ll say breakfast is often a fast meal. Lunch is the most important meal of the day. And then you definately often within the summertime you could have siesta after lunch, which is cool.

And then dinner is often very late in comparison with our requirements. If you have been to go to dinner at 7 p.m., you’ll discover that almost all eating places are nonetheless closed outdoors of Athens. You know, when you get into, like, the non-touristy components of Greece, most eating places don’t even open till 8:00, and so they’re not likely…individuals aren’t actually going there till about 9 p.m. And then they’ll keep there till, like, 1:00, you understand. It’s a way more relaxed, slower course of than it’s right here. And, you understand, there’s just a few different issues that come into play there, whether or not it’s…it’s a way more stress-free atmosphere simply being there. So we would have the ability to replicate it right here within the States, however, I believe, there’s simply a whole lot of different elements that come into play that must be taken under consideration from, you understand, individuals are strolling much more, and so they’re typically strolling vertically as a result of all the things’s very hilly or mountainous over there. So you’re getting much more motion and also you’re additionally getting…typically, not in all, however you’re getting more energizing meals. Generally for those who’re consuming fish in Greece, it was caught the day earlier than or that morning.

The greens and the fruits are typically grown within the yard of many eating places. That complete actually being related to your meals, it’s often proper there in entrance of your face. Most locations outdoors of Athens, and I say Athens as a result of Athens is a really giant, massive metropolis, and it’s completely different than down within the villages… But in a village setting, it’s a way more sustainable, nearer to your meals atmosphere and, I believe, between dwelling a extra stress-free life, between being much more lively and being lively all day lengthy and each day, and simply actually taking your time to arrange meals and to sit down down and eat meals and actually have that social expertise that over there may be actually regular however over right here appears it, like, it actually solely occurs at holidays, so, yeah, that’s form of the distinction that I see from my expertise of being in America and being in Greece.

Katie: That is smart. It makes me wanna transfer to Greece, too.

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This podcast is dropped at you by Wellnesse, my new private care firm that’s based mostly on the recipes I’ve been making at house in my kitchen for many years. Many “clean” merchandise merely don’t work and this is the reason I’ve spent the final decade researching and perfecting recipes for merchandise that not solely remove poisonous chemical compounds however include substances that work higher than their typical alternate options and that nourish your physique from the skin in. I’m so excited to lastly share these merchandise with you and wished to let you know about our model new dry shampoo! It can be utilized numerous methods. You can sprinkle it in clear hair so as to add quantity and to increase time between washes, sprinkle it in hair that has not been washed in a day or two to soak up oil or sweat and you may work in to paint handled hair to take care of color-treated hair by not having to clean as typically. It comprises oil-absorbing kaolin clay and volume-boosting tapioca which work collectively to refresh hair on the roots. Lavender oil and cactus flower assist to stability scalp and strands’ pure pH. We even added hibiscus for wholesome hair progress. You can test it out and check out it at wellnesse.com and my tip is to seize a bundle to save lots of or subscribe and save as properly!

I like that you just introduced up a pair occasions the thought of being in contact together with your meals and the way necessary freshness is. And, I believe, that’s one factor actually we will and may be taught from within the U.S. is all of us have the flexibility to be extra in contact with our meals in a roundabout way, whether or not it’s rising sprouts in our kitchen or having a yard backyard or procuring at a farmers market. And, I believe, that’s a simple step that not solely makes meals rather more scrumptious but additionally provides us that relationship with our meals. And I do know this was a driving pressure for you guys as properly. Can you clarify why freshness and single supply is so necessary relating to olive oil?

Tony: No, undoubtedly. It’s truly in my view by far a very powerful factor. And, I believe, we talked about it the final time, however actually how we began our firm was actually simply sharing our household olive oil with household and buddies after which creating a web site the place our buddies can go and purchase it. We by no means had the intent of beginning a enterprise, however that’s what it was. And we actually try to preserve that on the forefront at the moment. We do that firm as a result of we actually find it irresistible, and we love sharing our olive oil with individuals. And, you understand, it’s a manner that we will form of offer you Greece in a bottle, I assume.

That being stated, you understand, the primary most necessary factor with an olive oil is getting it recent and getting it as quickly as attainable after it has been harvested. And within the Northern Hemisphere, olive oil is harvested from about October to late February. We actually try to get it to our clients as quickly as attainable. And we don’t carry over tons and tons of oil after which promote it to shops the place it would sit on a shelf for, you understand, who is aware of how lengthy beneath the sunshine, which damages the polyphenols and the chemical properties of the olive oil, which take away a few of the well being advantages. So the important thing relating to getting an olive oil, you understand, whether or not it’s ours or one other olive oil, is, one, form of understanding your supply since you really need an natural oil.

Because, like we simply stated earlier, it is a fruit juice, and pesticides are, you understand, sprayed on olive bushes identical to every other fruit tree to supply extra olives and olive oil. So you actually wanna search for an natural supply that isn’t doing that. So that’s step one. After that, you understand, you actually wanna simply get it the freshest factor you possibly can. Like with something, it’s finest to go proper to the supply. So for those who can go on to an olive oil firm or, you understand, our olive oil firm or every other one, whether or not it’s native, whether or not in California or from Europe, is actually simply going proper to the supply so you may get the most effective factor attainable. Because, sadly, when it goes by the distribution technique of getting on a retailer shelf, you’re including a whole lot of time onto that complete technique of getting off of a tree and turning it into oil and getting it in your kitchen counter.

Now, over in Europe, you actually don’t have that drawback as a lot simply because that’s the place over 90% of the world’s olive oil comes from is correct across the Mediterranean. So it’s very straightforward. But, you understand, coming over right here to the States and simply because, you understand, we’re so giant population-wise and other people do devour a whole lot of it, you understand, the precise age of the oil form of will get misplaced in what individuals are shopping for, you understand, and so they’re actually not even…lots of people aren’t even occupied with it. It’s not their fault. They didn’t actually know, “Hey, I should probably be getting the freshest stuff available.”

It’s actually one thing that after we’re speaking to clients or I’m on a podcast like this and simply making an attempt to inform individuals I used to be like, “That is the number one thing you need to be looking for.” And each bottle ought to have the harvest date or the manufacturing date of that product. If it doesn’t as a result of it’s not required to be on the bottle, I wouldn’t even contact it truthfully. So, simply actually making an attempt to get again to the supply of the place your meals is coming from.

Katie: Absolutely. And you talked about you could have clients who undergo these three-liter ones month-to-month, and we truly undergo a few these month-to-month as a result of it’s our predominant cooking oil. But to that word, earlier than we transfer on, I wanna make certain I point out, and I’ll put the hyperlinks within the present notes with the precise at wellnessmama.fm, however I do know you guys have, like, a particular deal for brand spanking new subscribers, and that’s what we’ve carried out as a result of then I don’t have to consider it, and we all the time have olive oil readily available. But are you able to speak about that?

Tony: Yeah. You know, on our web site, you should purchase our olive oil, you understand, simply everytime you need whether or not it’s, you understand, as soon as a month or as soon as each six months or annually or you are able to do our subscribe and save possibility as properly. We try this. It simply makes it simpler so that you don’t run out, particularly for those who form of understand how a lot you employ. We’re very versatile with it. People can get it delivered as soon as a month or each two months, each three months. Those are the choices on the web site. If you wanna do it each six months, simply shoot us an e-mail. We can do it very simply. So that’s, like, form of the profit to the client is hey, “I’ve always got my amount of olive oil that I personally consume as a brand.”

And we’re a really small firm. We plan on staying that manner as a result of we actually prefer to give attention to high quality as a substitute of simply huge quantity. It helps us as a result of we do carry our olive oil over to the States quarterly. So, if we all know, “Hey, this is how much we have coming in from people who are on a regular basis subscription,” it permits us to essentially form of guesstimate how a lot we have to carry over. The hyperlink you place in there, it provides clients just a few completely different choices of what they’ll order, however the low cost code that you’ve got is nice for something on our web site. So in the event that they do wanna get the massive three liter cans and even the smaller little journey packets that we have now, it’s just about…it’s good for something on there.

Katie: Amazing. And then a pair, not essentially associated to olive oil, questions I like to ask for the tip of interviews, the primary being if there’s a e-book or a variety of books which have had a dramatic influence in your life, and in that case, what they’re and why.

Tony: I’ve learn fairly just a few completely different books, you understand, whether or not it involves, like, army kind books or finance books, well being, and health. I’d say, like, the one e-book that I form of all the time preserve at a forefront and I’m going again to, I actually have, like, highlighters in there and tabs, can be a e-book by John Romelo…Romaniello, sorry, I mispronounced his title, known as “Engineering the Alpha.” It’s extra of a…geared in the direction of males. It’s form of a health e-book, however it’s additionally, like, a life e-book in my view. It form of breaks it down from an entire well being strategy to vitamin to coaching.

So I’ve learn a whole lot of, like, wonderful books, however I’d say that’s in all probability been essentially the most influential and the one which I’m going again to in all probability, like, on a month-to-month foundation. You know, I simply, like, learn little blurbs of it or, you understand, if I get to the place, “Hey, I gotta really hit the gym hard,” I’m going again to, like, a few of the coaching in there. Yeah. I’ll say that’s in all probability undoubtedly essentially the most influential e-book and continues to be. It’s not, like, I learn it one time, and it modified my life or something. But it’s one thing I simply return to fairly often.

Katie: That’s an incredible one. My husband likes that one as properly. I’ll make certain I hyperlink to that within the present notes, too. So perhaps that’s an incredible reward, for any lady listening, for the man in your life, for those who’re making an attempt to, you understand, form of subtly get him on board with stuff, that may very well be a superb start line. And then lastly, is there any recommendation, it may very well be life recommendation, it doesn’t must be associated to well being, however it may be, that you just wish to depart with the viewers at the moment?

Tony: It’s in all probability the identical factor I stated final time however, like, transfer each day and particularly stroll. You know, like, I believe, we’ve actually gotten away from that. And the final time we talked, I used to be nonetheless on lively obligation earlier than I retired, however it’s one thing I began years in the past, and each morning, as quickly as I roll away from bed, like, I’m going for a stroll, whether or not it’s half-hour or generally 60 minutes or generally I’m like, “I’m gonna walk all the way to Effi’s house,” which is, like, two hours. Effi is my sister.

Yeah. I believe we’ve actually gotten away from that, and it’s one thing that form of has been a staple in my life. And I actually suppose the remainder of my day is healthier due to it. I’ll often observe it up with, like, a fast little 10-minute, you understand, body weight kind exercise, push-ups, sit-ups, simply form of combine it up, no matter. Yeah. I simply suppose, you understand, generally we get actually centered on work and children and simply all the opposite issues which are concerned in life and don’t take a bit little bit of time very first thing within the morning to essentially dedicate to ourselves and simply begin the day like that.

Katie: Such nice recommendation. I do know I discussed it earlier than on the podcast, however one in all my finest life suggestions may be very a lot in keeping with that and can be a free factor to do which is as quickly as attainable after getting up, simply go outdoors and hopefully train. But even for those who can’t train, simply spend time on the market as quickly as attainable after you get up and let the sunshine hit your pores and skin and your eyes. That results in so many useful hormone cascades all through the day, together with issues that enhance sleep at evening. And to your level, it’s bonus factors if you are able to do it whereas strolling or transferring or yoga or no matter is your type of motion. I believe anytime we will stack wholesome habits like that, it will get us to well being quicker.

Tony: Definitely.

Katie: Awesome. Well, Tony, I recognize a lot what you do. I needed to have you ever again on as a result of your olive oil is, like I stated, very a lot a each day a part of my life. And I do very a lot devour a liter every week at this level. I’m grateful for you and the sourcing that you just guys have and that it reveals up in my home, and I don’t have to consider it. And for any of you guys listening, ensure you take a look at the present notes at wellnessmama.fm to get that low cost code and determine find out how to get the low cost as a result of that’s been wonderful for our household, and we use it for all the things. But, Tony, congratulations in your latest engagement. Thank you for all that you just do and thanks for being right here once more.

Tony: Oh, my pleasure.

Katie: And thanks as all the time to all of you for listening and for sharing your most respected asset, your time, with each of us at the moment. We’re so grateful that you just did, and I hope that you’ll be a part of me once more on the following episode of “The Wellness Mama Podcast.”

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