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Christina Crawford
My mother bought this ****, it tastes rotten. Regardless of taste and obvious pseudoscience, anyone who spends $200 on some hotel bar sized olive oil should drink a liter of this mud. I would say she was scammed, but the scam was too obvious to feel like any trickery was involved. She scammed herself. Dr. Gundry is the Devil, but my mother is the Devil's spawn. 3/10
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GeneC
Interesting comments, did you mom avail the 90 day refund? I have returned other products to Dr. Gundry with no problem on the refund.
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Sandra
You were very lucky, but why all the returns? I bought a product which created a bad reaction and they were not interested in refunding me. After many conversations and piece-meal repayments after mailing back the medicine at my expense I was finally fully refunded. This is
NOT a company I would ever recommend.
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MarilynB
Your comments were the most helpful. All this speculation and finger pointing are just people's opinions. Someone who has actually used the product and has a real scenario to share is worth more than all the opinions put together. I found the article to be very good and useful information, being that they backed up their words with research and studies of their own. My husband has taught me to be skeptical of pretty much everything, but especially people who offer products at high prices that can cure a number of human ailments. Better to question than to blindly believe as there are so many charletans. Thanks for your sharing of real life experiences.
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Olivedon
With all I have learned about the corruption in the Olive oil (it is not oil, it is the juice of the Olive fruit) industry, any alert to mis-conceptions or fraud are helpful. Truth in labeling is vital. Olive oil "police" are needed everywhere. I support the truth in labeling and strive for quality of California Olive oil via the California Olive Oil Council and the Olive center at U.C. Davis. There are many honest Olive oil producers throughout the Olive world. Take the time to research what you consume, it is worth the effort. Thank you Olive Oil Times for the information, as always, very helpful.
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Alfred
One wonders why a surgeon would need to make more money by lying about products and health matters.
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Onochie
Valid question.
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Irishjim
GREED just plain greed.
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El Moro
But you understand that this is not olive oil. It’s not oil kade from the fruit (the olive), the leaves and the branches. It’s a health supplement not a gourmet olive oil for tossing on your salad.
On the other hand I see some Eurocentric tendencies having issues with an olive oil from Africa striving considering the amount of articles...
Sure this doctor knows nothing about olive oil. But the point is that this is a nutritional supplement from olive oil. Can your article explain that?
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Dr Simon Poole
The Olive Oil Times is to be congratulated for this well researched article and for "calling out" any MD, in unequivocal terms, who might bring the medical profession into disrepute. Clearly, it is the duty of a doctor to communicate lifestyle advice to support patients because it has such a profound effect, and as long as he or she can substantiate what they are advocating by citing robust evidence, this is to be encouraged. Indeed, responsibility for communicating dietary advice should have equal importance to recommending a particular medication or therapy.

A number of us have spent many years pressing for more formal nutritional training of Medics. One of the challenges however is that formal, mainstream education in nutrition has been "behind the curve" of evidence, just as public health messages have promulgated low fat or reductionist science such as those used in food labelling systems. That said, there are examples of MDs who work hard to ensure their patients can benefit from straightforward and sound dietary advice.

The subject of polyphenols is fascinating, not least because of remaining uncertainties about their mode of bioactivity in the context of antioxidant claims and the marketing of polyphenols as supplements or oils as medicines.

However, meanwhile, moral and regulatory expectations for doctors are clear;

A doctor has a responsibility to practice within his or her competence and defer to specialist advice when appropriate. In the UK a doctor is not allowed to directly promote a particular product with a commercial affiliation, though they are allowed to be quoted on matters of generality. Any conflict of interest must be declared. A physician must at all times act with honesty and integrity.

In the UK a doctor could otherwise be expected to be referred to the professional regulatory body, and if found wanting, would have restrictions placed upon, or even removal of, his or her licence to practice.

For those of us committed to making high quality advice available to our patients and the public, which includes the beneifts of extra virgin olive oil as part of the Mediterranean Diet, the exposure of poor quality, conflicted and potentially misleading behaviour is extraordinarily important.
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Clay
Your sense of entitlement is suffocating. You habit of using the UK as a model of anything is unsubstantiated. You can only stand in YOU as a reference, yet you do anything but. You throw in supposed practices and standards, irrelevant in reference to the subject, as means to discredit. There is no honesty or integrity in that. Take your own advice and defer to Dr. Gundry.
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Rkenn..
Gundry is a proven liar, snake oil salesman and disreputable businessman. Consume his product if you wish, but be prepared to suffer the consequences.
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Bernie
I think this hit piece says more about this author than Dr. Gundry who has saved countless lives. There’s no arguing that there’s been some major problems with the contents and labeling of mainstream olive oil producers. Thank goodness he brings it to the public’s attention.
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Ines -portugal
People like this Gundry are why we who make very good evoo like my family can't make enough to live with. He wants people to think every olive oil except his is garbage...and it turns out his oil is the one that is garbage. We do not need to pay €200 for good quality evoo. One needs only to learn a little about it and taste for herself.
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BRENDA DAVENORT
TOTALLY AGREE
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Clay
If anything Dr. Gundry has driven the price of evoo up.
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Clay
This shrill reeks of jealousy. If anything you should be in celebration that this guy is putting Olive Oil on the map. It means more money for the growers of olives. Instead you come off as bitter and envious. Just as he has no hard evidence that it works, you have nothing to prove it doesn't. So why all the noise in denouncing him? Hmmm?
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RAy
Studies have shown that high temperature reduces olive oil yeild and quality. Olive oil cultivated/harvested in moderate temperature has about 3x more polyphenols than ones cultivated/harvested in high temperature environment. And the Dr. Gundry is claiming the opposite.
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Lucas (France - also on the map)
hahaha - 'this guy is putting olive oil on the map'? - sorry it was on the map for thousand of years here. Maybe not your map
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Clay
not at $200 a liter
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Samuel Reardon
Oh, so we should allow any pseudo-doctor say whatever they want so they can sell products if it can’t be proven that it doesn’t work? That’s madness. What can be proved as the author states is that the information in the ad is false + misleading. His customers are being duped to pay more for something than they need to by believing statements that are utterly wrong. I suspect you are either an associate or a customer who might now feel a bit short-changed.
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Santino B
Sappiamo dopo questi ultimi 4 anni che gli americani crederanno a quasi tutte le falsità
Replying to Santino B
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treerey
huh, it aint just Americans.
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garcia
Tan cierta
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Alejandro
gente como esta es la razón por la que los productores no podemos obtener ganancias
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BKD
This article is very informative and helpful. Thank you.
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George K.
So if it’s not evoo does that mean the phenols are definitely additive?
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Bruce
A liter of olive oil a week to lose weight? Hmmm
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Brian Denworth
how can it be legal to say such things and trick the public
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davebarnes
A liter a day would mean a lot of time spent on the toilet. Talk about the runs.
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Tomaso
There will always be these kinds who take advantage of confusion to make money. Education is the only answer- good job.
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