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Katie: Good day. 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 non-public care merchandise, like hair care, hand sanitizer, and toothpaste.

This episode is about all issues olive oil, which is a large staple in my food regimen and my major dietary supply of fats since discovering that I’ve genes that make me not achieve this effectively with saturated fats. So, I’ve been limiting saturated fats and specializing in a number of seafood and a complete lot of olive oil, like, to the tune of a liter per week to get sufficient energy most weeks.

I’m right here with a great pal of mine, Tony Kasandrinos, who’s the co-founder of Kasandrinos Olive Oil, which is a single-sourced olive oil by way of household farms in Greece. And we delve into all issues about the advantages of olive oil, concerning the Mediterranean food regimen, the best way to supply a great 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 capable of 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 can even be within the present notes at wellnessmama.fm, so it’s in all probability simpler to search out it there. However ensure to seize that low cost of as much as 50%, relying on the way you order.

And with out additional ado, let’s leap in and find out about 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 in addition I’ve discovered a lot extra since our first interview about olive oil and its many advantages. And it has change into really my main fats supply in my food regimen, which I can speak about somewhat bit later within the episode. However I’m excited to have you ever on to be taught extra about this and particularly as a result of you’ve a really direct experience. So, to begin, I might like to delve into some issues that individuals don’t know or perceive relating to olive oil.

Tony: So, we’ll contact on a number of 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. However olive oil is definitely a fruit juice, and it doesn’t get higher with time like wine does. So, the secret’s to actually devour that olive oil as rapidly as attainable. That’s actually form of what units us other than most olive oils on the market. We form of regarded on the entire business as a complete.

As we have been beginning, we talked within the final podcast how we received our begin, and it was actually simply sharing our household’s olive oil with our household and pals which might be right here within the States. And because it grew and grew, we actually had to take a look at, “Okay. Will we wish to put our olive oil into shops the place we form of lose the standard management of how that olive oil is saved and when it’s offered?” We got here to a call that, “No, we don’t wish to” as a result of we wish to actually provide our prospects probably the most recent fruit juice attainable.

Now, that being mentioned, it can keep lengthy for a number of…it’ll keep good for a number of years, however it can degrade over time. And there’s a number of different little elements like, when did you really 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 mild, or was it, like, in a darkish cupboard the place it ought to be? So there’s fairly a number of different elements that go into how lengthy and the way recent an olive oil will keep. However that’s undoubtedly a false impression out there may be that it’ll keep good for, you realize, years, and, sadly, it doesn’t. All of the optimistic properties contained in the olive oil, they may degrade. In order that’s undoubtedly one of many massive subjects relating to the olive oil and the olive oil business 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 helpful properties in olive oil. I do know there’s been so many research completed about the advantages of olive oil. However what are a few of these major elements which might be essential to learn about?

Tony: Yeah. So, you realize, being that olive oil has been round for actually hundreds of years, and in lots of nations, that was your major…main supply of fats outdoors of animal fats, there was a ton of research completed like actually hundreds. A few of the actually key advantages to it’s, you realize, it has been confirmed to scale back irritation. It has been confirmed to be, you realize, very heart-healthy meals to ingest. It’s been confirmed to spice up mind well being. You understand, like, we mentioned offline, the folks 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 reside. I’m personally a agency believer that that comes from the meals that they eat and the way lively they’re together with residing a way more stress-free life than we do. And for those who have a look at, you realize, Spain or Italy or Greece or Tunisia, principally in every single place across the Mediterranean, olive oil is the bottom of principally each single meal from…I imply, the whole lot 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 the whole lot 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 actually a liter each couple weeks, which is a fairly wonderful statistic. And I’ve additionally had Dr. Gundry on this podcast, and he really recommends greater than that. He says he consumes and recommends a liter per week of olive oil, which was actually staggering to me. However 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 varieties of fat have. So all of us in all probability heard, for those who’ve listened to me for some time, you realize that polyunsaturated fat, particularly processed polyunsaturated fat like vegetable oils, could be actually problematic for most individuals.

I’m nonetheless a giant believer that saturated fat can completely be wholesome however with the caveat that some folks don’t do effectively with them based mostly on genes. And so they can both elevate glucose, which appears counterintuitive or result in probably different issues. So folks with ApoE4 genes, for example, sometimes wish to keep away from sure varieties of saturated fats. Olive oil being a monounsaturated fats is exempt from a number of these issues. So it makes it a fats that you could devour in massive quantities from what the research say very, very safely. And so it’s my major supply of…in all probability my major supply of energy aside from fatty fish in my food regimen but in addition one thing I devour near that price 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 actually throughout what time of yr are we at. And that is simply one thing I’ve seen in myself. After I’m in Greece, I undoubtedly, which is normally 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 might say near a liter per week. I imply, I’ve received, like, a reasonably large supply of olive oil. Within the wintertime, I don’t eat as a lot. Now we do prepare dinner with it. I bake with it, however I do love ending with it as effectively. So, like, if I prepare 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 possibly like half…possibly 500 milliliters, half a liter per week through the winter months after I’m not consuming as many recent greens.

And simply so folks know precisely how a lot that’s, your common tree produces about four to eight liters of olive oil a yr, which solely occurs every year. For those who’re doing a liter per week, you’re just about consuming near a whole olive tree. So, one individual can very simply devour 10 bushes price of olive oil a yr. So, it’s simply an attention-grabbing little enjoyable truth. And, you realize, actually, what I attempt to clarify to folks when they’re consuming olive oil, particularly our prospects that undergo so much as a result of, you realize, we’ve some prospects that they’ll simply have, like, one bottle each few months, and I’ve received some that undergo three-liter cans which might be fairly massive. You understand, they’re going by way of 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.

However if you actually are related with the method and see, “That is what goes into making this bottle of olive oil that we’re, you realize, bringing right here to the States and sharing with our prospects,” you actually see, “Okay. That is actually what I’m consuming.” It’s not simply liquid in a bottle, however it’s the whole lot that went into creating that olive oil. That actually is a whole yr course of as a result of they solely do fruit, you realize, one time a yr, and that’s it. So, simply an attention-grabbing factor about what really 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 price 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 at all times breaks the headache. I might guess possibly due to the antioxidants. I don’t actually really know the rationale, however that’s a enjoyable trick I discovered. However you’re proper. We all know from the research…I really feel like really, most sources agree on olive oil, it’s a kind of few meals that doesn’t take a number of warmth from any supply, however we all know that it’s very excessive in sure antioxidants. And so they suppose that may very well be the rationale it’s correlated with lowered threat of issues like coronary heart illness and stroke, even sort 2 diabetes, which is attention-grabbing. I believe all of these share the commonality of being inflammatory ailments in a sure method. However they suppose that sure antioxidant compounds in olive oil even assist in glucose metabolism. So, that may be possibly one more reason for the headache connection. One factor I do know that comes up relating to olive oil, there’s a number 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 great cooking oil?

Tony: Speaking 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 effective to prepare dinner with it. I’ve seen different research that say, “No, you don’t prepare dinner with it.” I’ll simply offer you Tony’s opinion. I’ve been cooking with it my total life since…or my dad and mom, since after I was somewhat child. My grandparents and all people in my household undoubtedly does prepare dinner with it. That being mentioned, I don’t, you realize, get it to some extent the place it’s so sizzling the place it’s smoking. However we undoubtedly prepare dinner meat in it, we prepare dinner greens in it, and we additionally devour it uncooked. So, so far as what we do, we undoubtedly prepare dinner with it.

Katie: I do as effectively. After I learn by way of all of the analysis, I felt nonetheless very comfy cooking with it, and I additionally sometimes add it to meals after cooking as effectively only for additional wholesome fat however, yeah, identical factor on our finish. One factor I do so much is use it in baked items rather than like butter or coconut oil, which I’ve discovered really appears to increase the shelf life of those, and I’m guessing due to the polyphenols in olive oil. However it additionally simply provides it a a lot richer style. Every other cooking ideas you’d give since I do know you’ve…this has been a part of your tradition and your cooking because the very starting?

Tony: Yeah. I imply, it’s actually…it’s limitless. Really, I be taught new issues on a regular basis, which is de facto cool, and truly, generally I be taught them from my prospects. I used to be really on the cellphone with considered one of our prospects yesterday, and she or he was telling me that her daughter places it in her oatmeal within the morning. I used to be like, “Okay. That’s a primary” and even, like, on ice cream. So, one of the best factor that I actually like to inform folks, 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’d eat it like that. However for me, actually, like, my favourite…it’s not even a trick, however it’s my favourite factor to do. And I’m simply gonna give folks, like, the recipe as a result of it’s easy, and it takes two seconds. However 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 great hour after which eat it. And it’s, like, actually my staple each day through the summer season, which is a good, refreshing, wholesome, nice meal.

However with that…with the olives, I suppose this can be a little secret or trick, and it’s somewhat time-consuming however we really…and we’re gonna be bringing these to America in all probability subsequent yr however is the olives themselves, we really take a really effective, like, little razor blade and slice the olives normally one or two slices in every olive, after which we’ll marinate these olives in olive oil and spices for a number of months. After which if you eat these olives, they’re gonna be significantly better tasting than had they been simply in brine. So, that’s I suppose my little trick with olive oil.

Katie: Good. That’s a terrific 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 really delved into the analysis very a lot. However I’ve discovered that olive oil is one of the best moisturizer for my pores and skin, and I take advantage of it earlier than going within the solar as effectively. However 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 folks use it, you realize, actually on their pores and skin, whether or not it’s for dry pores and skin or for eczema or for…you realize, folks 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 realize. It’s been getting used on pores and skin for actually hundreds of years. The nice factor is there’s no chemical substances in it outdoors of simply, you realize, the compounds that make up olive oil. You understand, there’s no fragrances in there. There’s no just about something however the juice of the olive. And customary sense-wise, you realize, relating to placing issues in or on our physique, I’m going with a pure product 10 out of 10 instances, you realize. However, yeah, folks have been doing it eternally. 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 along with your pets. I do know my mother, her Shih Tzu was having some pores and skin points, and she or he began placing olive oil on it, and some weeks later, it was gone.

Katie: That’s fascinating. I hadn’t even thought concerning the pet makes use of, however I do know we’ve 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 food regimen 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 number of issues and enhance a number of longevity elements. Elements of Greece are often called blue zones, and typically, Greece has a popularity for having a number of wholesome and as you talked about lively folks. So, I might like to delve into that somewhat bit extra. In order somebody who grew up partially there and who has been there greater than in all probability most of us listening have, stroll us by way of what the precise Mediterranean food regimen appears like.

Tony: So, it can alter somewhat bit based mostly on the precise area, and though Greece is a tiny, little nation, I imply, it’s concerning the measurement of New Jersey, relying on the place within the nation you reside, the food regimen is definitely gonna be very completely different like for those who’re up within the mountains or alongside the coast. However it’s undoubtedly very excessive in vegatables and fruits and the fruits extra within the summertime like figs. That’s really considered one of my favourite components of Greece is the figs. Yeah. So it’s gonna actually consist round a number of recent vegatables and fruits. 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. After which recent seafood is at all times 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 number of nuts as effectively and a number of beans.

The true factor, you realize, it’s actually simply actual pure meals. You’re not having a number of processed meals, though that’s beginning to trickle its method into the nation as issues simply change into simpler. However if you get into your villages and form of your actual conventional Mediterranean food regimen, on the finish of the day, it’s a number 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 should have cheeses as effectively. Feta is certainly at each meal in Greece. However aside from that, that’s actually, you realize, what we’re consuming over there. After which you should have your desserts and pastries, however that’s it, occasionally, 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 concerning the concept of blue zones and, you realize, simply locations on the earth the place we’re seeing the next focus of wholesome folks, and it’s on my listing to go to a number of these locations. However I additionally marvel if…as a result of People, we love to search out, like, the only strategy and simply attempt to systematize it and try this one factor and double down on it. And I’ve at all times puzzled if we simply utilized those self same elements right here within the western tradition if it will even have the identical impact. As a result of I think that it’s additionally a part of what’s constructed into the tradition that makes these issues so helpful. So in different phrases, it appears, like, from what I’ve learn, and you may know significantly better than I might clearly, that in Greece, in locations like Italy, folks eat in group rather more typically. And it’s rather more sluggish and calm and targeted on relationship than this fast-paced I’m simply gonna eat actually fast on the go. So, I ponder, you realize, 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 job do you suppose group performs over there?

Tony: Big. I imply, the whole lot is, you realize, household, pals, and actually the whole lot. Nearly your entire day revolves round consuming, however it’s not such as you’re consuming your complete time. However the precise strategy of sitting down at a desk and being with your loved ones and pals 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 completed inside three hours. Like that’s nearly exceptional, and it’s very uncommon the place you’ll see folks 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 prepare dinner one thing actually fast and eat it after which go do no matter.” Like that’s not how it’s over there. It’s a really completely different course of. Now, we’ll say breakfast is normally a fast meal. Lunch is the largest meal of the day. And you then normally within the summertime you’ve siesta after lunch, which is cool.

After which dinner is normally very late in comparison with our requirements. For those who have been to go to dinner at 7 p.m., you’d discover that the majority eating places are nonetheless closed outdoors of Athens. You understand, 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 probably not…folks aren’t actually going there till about 9 p.m. After which they’ll keep there till, like, 1:00, you realize. It’s a way more relaxed, slower course of than it’s right here. And, you realize, there’s a number of different issues that come into play there, whether or not it’s…it’s a way more stress-free setting simply being there. So we’d be capable to replicate it right here within the States, however, I believe, there’s simply a number of different elements that come into play that must be taken under consideration from, you realize, individuals are strolling much more, and so they’re typically strolling vertically as a result of the whole lot’s very hilly or mountainous over there. So that you’re getting much more motion and also you’re additionally getting…typically, not in all, however you’re getting brisker meals. Typically 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 entire actually being related to your meals, it’s normally proper there in entrance of your face. Most locations outdoors of Athens, and I say Athens as a result of Athens is a really massive, massive metropolis, and it’s completely different than down within the villages… However in a village setting, it’s a way more sustainable, nearer to your meals setting and, I believe, between residing 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 organize meals and to take a seat 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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I like that you just introduced up a pair instances the thought of being in contact along with your meals and the way essential freshness is. And, I believe, that’s one factor actually we are able to and may be taught from within the U.S. is all of us have the power to be extra in contact with our meals ultimately, whether or not it’s rising sprouts in our kitchen or having a yard backyard or purchasing at a farmers market. And, I believe, that’s a straightforward step that not solely makes meals rather more scrumptious but in addition provides us that relationship with our meals. And I do know this was a driving drive for you guys as effectively. Are you able to clarify why freshness and single supply is so essential relating to olive oil?

Tony: No, undoubtedly. It’s really 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 pals after which creating an internet site the place our pals can go and purchase it. We by no means had the intent of beginning a enterprise, however that’s what it changed into. And we actually try to maintain that on the forefront at present. We do that firm as a result of we actually adore it, and we love sharing our olive oil with folks. And, you realize, it’s a method that we are able to form of offer you Greece in a bottle, I suppose.

That being mentioned, you realize, the primary most essential 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 prospects 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 realize, 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 realize, whether or not it’s ours or one other olive oil, is, one, form of understanding your supply since you actually need an natural oil.

As a result of, like we simply mentioned earlier, this can be a fruit juice, and pesticides are, you realize, sprayed on olive bushes similar to some other fruit tree to supply extra olives and olive oil. So you actually wanna search for an natural supply that isn’t doing that. In order that’s step one. After that, you realize, 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 realize, our olive oil firm or some other one, whether or not it’s native, whether or not in California or from Europe, is de facto simply going proper to the supply so you will get one of the best factor attainable. As a result of, sadly, when it goes by way of the distribution strategy of getting on a retailer shelf, you’re including a number of time onto that entire strategy 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 downside as a lot simply because that’s the place over 90% of the world’s olive oil comes from is true across the Mediterranean. So it’s very straightforward. However, you realize, coming over right here to the States and simply because, you realize, we’re so massive population-wise and other people do devour a number of it, you realize, the precise age of the oil form of will get misplaced in what individuals are shopping for, you realize, and so they’re actually not even…lots of people aren’t even excited about it. It’s not their fault. They didn’t actually know, “Hey, I ought to in all probability be getting the freshest stuff obtainable.”

It’s actually one thing that after we’re speaking to prospects or I’m on a podcast like this and simply making an attempt to inform folks I used to be like, “That’s the primary factor you want to be on the lookout 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 actually. So, simply actually making an attempt to get again to the supply of the place your meals is coming from.

Katie: Completely. And also you talked about you’ve prospects who undergo these three-liter ones month-to-month, and we really undergo a few these month-to-month as a result of it’s our major cooking oil. However to that be aware, earlier than we transfer on, I wanna ensure I point out, and I’ll put the hyperlinks within the present notes with the particular at wellnessmama.fm, however I do know you guys have, like, a particular deal for brand new subscribers, and that’s what we’ve completed as a result of then I don’t have to consider it, and we at all times have olive oil available. However are you able to speak about that?

Tony: Yeah. You understand, on our web site, you should purchase our olive oil, you realize, simply everytime you need whether or not it’s, you realize, as soon as a month or as soon as each six months or every year or you are able to do our subscribe and save possibility as effectively. We try this. It simply makes it simpler so that you don’t run out, particularly for those who form of know the way a lot you utilize. We’re very versatile with it. Individuals can get it delivered as soon as a month or each two months, each three months. These are the choices on the web site. For those who wanna do it each six months, simply shoot us an e-mail. We are able to do it very simply. In order that’s, like, form of the profit to the shopper is hey, “I’ve at all times received my quantity of olive oil that I personally devour as a model.”

And we’re a really small firm. We plan on staying that method as a result of we actually prefer to concentrate on 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, that is how a lot we’ve coming in from people who find themselves frequently subscription,” it permits us to actually form of guesstimate how a lot we have to carry over. The hyperlink you place in there, it provides prospects a number of completely different choices of what they will 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’ve, it’s just about…it’s good for something on there.

Katie: Wonderful. After which 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 numerous books which have had a dramatic impression in your life, and if that’s the case, what they’re and why.

Tony: I’ve learn fairly a number of completely different books, you realize, whether or not it involves, like, army sort books or finance books, well being, and health. I might say, like, the one e-book that I form of at all times maintain at a forefront and I am 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 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 a complete well being strategy to vitamin to coaching.

So I’ve learn a number of, like, wonderful books, however I might say that’s in all probability been probably the most influential and the one which I am going again to in all probability, like, on a month-to-month foundation. You understand, I simply, like, learn little blurbs of it or, you realize, if I get to the place, “Hey, I gotta actually hit the health club exhausting,” I am going again to, like, a few of the coaching in there. Yeah. I’ll say that’s in all probability undoubtedly probably 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. However it’s one thing I simply return to fairly often.

Katie: That’s a terrific one. My husband likes that one as effectively. I’ll ensure I hyperlink to that within the present notes, too. So possibly that’s a terrific present, for any girl listening, for the man in your life, for those who’re making an attempt to, you realize, form of subtly get him on board with stuff, that may very well be a great place to begin. After which lastly, is there any recommendation, it may very well be life recommendation, it doesn’t need to be associated to well being, however it may be, that you just wish to go away with the viewers at present?

Tony: It’s in all probability the identical factor I mentioned final time however, like, transfer each day and particularly stroll. You understand, 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 off the bed, like, I am going for a stroll, whether or not it’s 30 minutes or generally 60 minutes or generally I’m like, “I’m gonna stroll all the best way to Effi’s home,” 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 normally observe it up with, like, a fast little 10-minute, you realize, body weight sort exercise, push-ups, sit-ups, simply form of combine it up, no matter. Yeah. I simply suppose, you realize, generally we get actually targeted on work and children and simply all the opposite issues which might be concerned in life and don’t take somewhat little bit of time very first thing within the morning to actually 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 considered one of my finest life ideas could be very a lot in step 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. However 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 helpful 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 are able to stack wholesome habits like that, it will get us to well being sooner.

Tony: Undoubtedly.

Katie: Superior. Effectively, Tony, I admire a lot what you do. I needed to have you ever again on as a result of your olive oil is, like I mentioned, very a lot a each day a part of my life. And I do very a lot devour a liter per week at this level. I’m grateful for you and the sourcing that you just guys have and that it exhibits 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 the best way to get the low cost as a result of that’s been wonderful for our household, and we use it for the whole lot. However, Tony, congratulations in your latest engagement. Thanks for all that you just do and thanks for being right here once more.

Tony: Oh, my pleasure.

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

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