Using olive oil because you think it's healthy, it's time to think again!

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #46  
Old 04-13-2013, 08:31 AM
jimbo2012's Avatar
jimbo2012 jimbo2012 is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: LI, NY >Fernandina South
Posts: 7,158
Thanks: 54
Thanked 92 Times in 52 Posts
Default

U could not have read or understood the books and dvd if you say that, It's not one doctor.

Maybe U don't know how cook creatively?
__________________
Nova Water filters | Solar Lithium golf cart upgrades
  #47  
Old 04-13-2013, 08:32 AM
senior citizen senior citizen is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,814
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

...........

Last edited by senior citizen; 01-30-2014 at 07:27 AM.
  #48  
Old 04-13-2013, 08:35 AM
senior citizen senior citizen is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,814
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

........

Last edited by senior citizen; 01-30-2014 at 07:28 AM.
  #49  
Old 04-13-2013, 08:46 AM
jimbo2012's Avatar
jimbo2012 jimbo2012 is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: LI, NY >Fernandina South
Posts: 7,158
Thanks: 54
Thanked 92 Times in 52 Posts
Arrow

Who said it's good for everybody, U will not find that statement by me.

So your mother never took any meds?

Stop complaining about my posts, don't read them, you turn all my posts off so U never see them, there's an option for that.

There have been many people here that have switched, most like the differences they feel along with the automatic weight loss.

Some don't have the will power, but that why we have all the choices.

All the naysayers R really funny, the hate the plant based diet but they read and reply to all the related posts.......why? they know it's not wrong just a little harder at first.

Well all I can say to the naysayers continue what you're doing perhaps being over weight and pooping pills works for U, good but stop bitching about the diet.

Oh and you're very lucky there R building more old age nursing homes for U too!
__________________
Nova Water filters | Solar Lithium golf cart upgrades
  #50  
Old 04-13-2013, 08:47 AM
senior citizen senior citizen is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,814
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

............

Last edited by senior citizen; 01-30-2014 at 07:29 AM.
  #51  
Old 04-13-2013, 08:55 AM
senior citizen senior citizen is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,814
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

..............

Last edited by senior citizen; 01-30-2014 at 07:29 AM.
  #52  
Old 04-13-2013, 09:01 AM
senior citizen senior citizen is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,814
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

.............

Last edited by senior citizen; 01-30-2014 at 07:29 AM.
  #53  
Old 04-15-2013, 02:02 PM
senior citizen senior citizen is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,814
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AutoBike View Post
My grandfather immigrated here from Italy as a young teenager. I'm betting that just about every meal he ate in his 97 year lifespan had something containing olive oil in it. I, also remember him loving locally-made Italian sausage and eggs for breakfast.
He was in the hospital once in his life before he died. It was for a hernia that he got at age 84 for lifting something too heavy.
He died at 97 from complications after breaking his hip while pulling weeds on the side of the hill in back of his house. He was active up until his death. I'm hoping I have his genes.
God Bless him. Sounds like my elders.....they worked harder than we ever had to, that's for sure.......never had the modern conveniences we all enjoy, ate their ethnic diet of choice and lived to ripe old ages.........obviously, the old bones age eventually.........as we all have to go from something.........I'll bet he lived a joyful life as he kept active till the end.

My Italian grandmother had all of her "marbles" until the end......but at age 95 (widowed for 50 years) she told her daughters "not to disturb her",
as a week before Easter in 1965, she took to her bed.........told her daughters she only wanted water on her night table......... we were told mid day on Good Friday that she had passed away........guess she knew it was "time".

Died in her own bed on her own terms.

She had climbed five flights of stairs, up and down, to attend mass at the corner church every day of her life in New York City........until age 90....so that was five years before she died.

She also danced the tarantella at weddings up to age 90 (after that she couldn't got to weddings due to the steps I guess)........

The aunts would find her sitting on the window sill washing the outside of the windows, five flights up.......she never would leave the tenements, although each of her children, and her brothers, begged her to come and live with them in their homes outside the city. One aunt stayed behind to care for her.........

She had come from Italy at a young age in the early 1890's. Died in 1965.

Anyway, my elderly grandmother never needed the gym !!! Five flights is a lot of exercise every day. All of her children lived to ripe old ages, with no cancer, ditto for her brothers...... My dad did pass before 70, but he was born one of a set of twin boys (the other twin died at birth, stillborn, while my dad was born with a heart defect). She had sixteen pregnancies , many sets of twins, with seven surviving children and also raised her two little brothers from Italy.........they were all totally devoted to my grandmother.

Again, a lady who managed to survive to age 95 with no surgeries and no pharmaceuticals.

As I recall, she had a wonderful sense of humor. When my husband and I got engaged at age 19, my dad and mom took us to visit her so that she could meet my fiance as she could not attend the engagement party.........she had just turned 95...........could no longer do the five flights of stairs........

Grandma took one look at this tall blondish Polish fellow and said , "Look at those beautiful GREEN eyes.....he is so handsome......too bad he's not Italian".............she always had a twinkle in her eyes and a sense of humor and could admire a young man.

My grandmother had blue eyes, which is unusual for an Italian from southern Italy.......only one of her daughters, my Godmother , also had the blue eyes.........all the rest had the dark brown eyes of their father.

Six months later she took to her bed and passed away......one month before our wedding in May 1965 when we were 20. She died in her own bed, on her own terms. Guess she just knew it was "time" ; she had mourned her deceased husband for 50 years. How many would do that nowadays?
Her daughters would try to get her to wear something other than black.
Once they convinced her to wear some white and black dresses but then her brother Stefano in Italy died......and she reverted back to the black.

I could write a book..........wonderful memories of a vibrant elder who ate all the old ethnic foods of Italy.........and some of Greece as one of her daughters married a Sicilian and much of their Italian couisine is blended with that of Greece........again, the Mediterranean diet.

There were no processed foods at all in my grandmother's lifetime............plus there wasn't a little pill for every ailment under the sun.........I'd say the last two facts also contributed to her old age....plus she had the joy of being surrounded daily by a huge family of relatives who would visit her..........they were all jolly as I recall.......and the men did smoke Italian cigars but still didn't get lung cancer. Go figure. They also drank the Italian "home made" wine, made by the uncles.
  #54  
Old 04-15-2013, 04:26 PM
senior citizen senior citizen is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,814
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AutoBike View Post
Wonderful stories. Our Italian relatives sound like they could have been cousins.
My Italian grandmother went into the hospital at age 92 and while there for congestive heart failure, was told that she had cancer. Her doctor wanted to start treatment for the cancer and my grandmother said "No! Take all of these tubes out of me and let me go home to die in my own bed in peace."
They made arrangements for her to go home the next day and less than 24 hours later, she passed peacefully in her sleep in her own bed on her own terms.
On her own terms indeed. Those old Italian grandmas were the heart of the home.

What town and province were your ancestors from? When I began my genealogy search about a dozen years ago, I had no idea I would end up with a family tree of 11,837 souls. Mine were from Laurenzana Potenza Basilicata Province in southern Italy. They all sailed out of the Port of Naples. From New York City they eventually ended up all over the United States and Canada.....and also Argentina, Cuba, Australia, etc. wherever there were openings for immigrants......when the quotas in N.Y.C. were filled.

Due to the huge families of children and the Italian naming tradition with each subsequent son naming their children after the grandparents and backward.......many eventually contacted ME and then when we shared whatever records we had, microfilms, birth, marriage and death records from Italy, etc........plus family stories, we made hundreds upon hundreds of cousin connections..........it is a small world after all. No pun intended.
  #55  
Old 04-15-2013, 04:47 PM
senior citizen senior citizen is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,814
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AutoBike View Post
They were from, and many still live in Perugia. Like your family, mine is also filled with blue-eyed Italians.
I know where Perugia is. I forgot to mention that besides my grandmother and my Godmother (her youngest daughter), her son Leonard also had the blue eyes.......which are rare. My dad always said her family came "from the north" but when I checked........in the 1800's they were in Laurenzana; earlier than that they were in the town of Potenza north of Laurenzana.
But in 1599 they were in Graz Austria........so that is indeed the NORTH.
When I checked our same surnames in the Trent Fondo area which is in northern Italy near the Austrian border......they didn't have the lineage going back as far as we all had found..........but they did have blue eyes and red hair.

My grandmother's husband's family had been in Laurenzana forever as were the families they married into........going back to the 12th century with the Greeks. Anyway, the little southern village......from whence all of mine came, all intermarried with their cousins.........they were all related in one way or another..........easy to check as Napoleon was a stickler for keeping good records.
  #56  
Old 04-16-2013, 03:20 PM
Villages PL Villages PL is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Belvedere
Posts: 5,280
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by senior citizen View Post
I know where Perugia is. I forgot to mention that besides my grandmother and my Godmother (her youngest daughter), her son Leonard also had the blue eyes.......which are rare. My dad always said her family came "from the north" but when I checked........in the 1800's they were in Laurenzana; earlier than that they were in the town of Potenza north of Laurenzana.
But in 1599 they were in Graz Austria........so that is indeed the NORTH.
When I checked our same surnames in the Trent Fondo area which is in northern Italy near the Austrian border......they didn't have the lineage going back as far as we all had found..........but they did have blue eyes and red hair.

My grandmother's husband's family had been in Laurenzana forever as were the families they married into........going back to the 12th century with the Greeks. Anyway, the little southern village......from whence all of mine came, all intermarried with their cousins.........they were all related in one way or another..........easy to check as Napoleon was a stickler for keeping good records.
As long as we're on this subject, my maternal grandmother, who was born in Sicily, had blond hair and blue eyes. My mother was born with chestnut-brown hair and it gradually turned black. I was born with blondish hair that gradually turned black (but my under-arm hair is brown, ha!). The blond hair and blue eyes skipped a generation so I had some Italian cousins with blond hair and blue eyes.
  #57  
Old 04-16-2013, 04:07 PM
Shimpy's Avatar
Shimpy Shimpy is offline
Sage
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,691
Thanks: 3
Thanked 15 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Boy, has this post been hijacked. We went from plus or minus of consuming olive to whose grandmothers had blue eyes.
__________________
Les
  #58  
Old 04-28-2013, 09:29 AM
kittygilchrist's Avatar
kittygilchrist kittygilchrist is offline
Sage
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gilchrist, from Gainesville
Posts: 5,828
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Mediterranean diet lowers risk of heart attack, stroke - CNN.com
Jimbo, I am not giving up my olive oil! :-D
  #59  
Old 04-28-2013, 12:25 PM
jimbo2012's Avatar
jimbo2012 jimbo2012 is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: LI, NY >Fernandina South
Posts: 7,158
Thanks: 54
Thanked 92 Times in 52 Posts
Default

ok, don't, no one is twisting your arm, I'm only the messenger.
__________________
Nova Water filters | Solar Lithium golf cart upgrades
  #60  
Old 04-28-2013, 04:01 PM
SpicyCajunPugs SpicyCajunPugs is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Village of Gilchrist 214
Posts: 287
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kittygilchrist View Post
Mediterranean diet lowers risk of heart attack, stroke - CNN.com
Jimbo, I am not giving up my olive oil! :-D
I agree with Kitty...I am not giving up my olive oil, eggs, or shrimp because it has good cholesterol and other great benefits....it has been scientifically proven, and it tastes so good. My up and down weight problems are from eating too much of everything, and not from olive oil which I consume even when I am on a drastic diet...it actually helps me lose weight when used in moderation.
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:46 PM.