Can olive oil relieve pain? Is the olive oil pain relief industry about to go mainstream? More importantly, can you relieve yourself of the pain of hearing me talk about olive oil all day long? Not likely. Not until I’m dead at least. Not until the Albanian Mafija kills me.
This brings me to the only thing more painful than being split open by your friendly neighborhood Chicago Typewriter. The only thing worse than failing to make your “protection” payments: Migraines.
Last week, my friend Peric went to the doctor’s office to get a scrip for his regular batch of Tylenol NO. 3 with Codeine.
The Doc’s prescription? MEDITATION. I shit you not. This is what you get with socialized medicare.
Apparently, there’s a HUGE crackdown on T3 prescriptions right now. Docs in Canada are catching a boatload of trouble for passing them out like candy.
And while the ban hammer comes down hard for T3s, this only amplifies the problem for people who actually have recurring migraines. My friend Peric being one of them. He’s been through 6 different medications and this is the only thing that has worked for him so far.
Desperate as he was for a solution, the last thing he wanted to hear me talk about were the myriad health benefits of extra virgin olive oil. Especially the kind of olive oil that comes from my family farm in Croatia.
It’s one thing to meme on Twitter about how great olive oil is—I rarely exaggerate—but when you’re moments away from blacking out, you’d rather do a triple swan dive gainer off the Johnson St. Bridge.
So I pressed on. “Peric. Listen to me, man. A premium extra virgin olive oil, such as Selo Oils, is high in oleocanthol, a natural chemical compound that works almost like ibuprofen. Except it doesn’t have any negative side-effects, and, unlike high-powered Tylenol, doesn’t harm your liver in the long run. In fact, it’s been shown to protect the liver from all sorts of ailments.“
“Well. Gee. Alright, Mart. That sounds swell. Maybe I’ll take 1-2 tablespoons of Croatian extra virgin olive oil—specifically, the olive oil from your village—every morning when I wake up!”
And Peric lived Happily Ever After.
And the Chicago Typewriter never came for him.
Next week, I’m hosting a Live Webinar with the whole Selo Oils family. My business partner Kyle just arrived in Canada. We’re going to do a cooking show with my grandmother where we’ll share exclusive, traditional Selo recipes and a more.
Click below to sign up. We’ll tell you all about the magic of real olive oil. The kind that cures your headaches. And the kind that prevents the Mafia from showing up on your doorstep when you buy it. You don’t want to miss this.