FAMILY THERIANOS For hundreds of years the Therianos family has lived in Kallithea Village located at the foot of the Mountain Vrachionas. Generations living on and cultivating the same land for centuries. Before the devastating earthquake of 1953, the family maintained Olive production in the old village of Kallithea but, after the damage done by earthquakes they did not just rebuilt but fulfilled thier dream to create a World class base producing excellent quality and Organic olive oil. Today the family contines the tradition and love for the environment and all life. In 2000 they built four traditional holiday cottages. To illustrate the family philosophy they gave symbolic names to these houses Love, Light, Universe, Life. In 2007 the goals became to produ
Multiple sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by autoimmune-mediated demyelination in the CNS resulting in paralysis and cognitive deficits. MS therapies can reduce inflammation and downregulate immune function. Earlier studies have also shown that flavinoids limit demyelination in MS suggesting their potential against neuro-inflammation and related disorders. Preclinical data has shown that polyphenols exhibit potential to block neural inflammation and damage. The potential of polyphenols on limiting demyelination makes them prospective therapeutics in age-related MS and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Polyphenols are the most abundant antioxidants in our diets. The main classes of polyphenols are phenolic acids and flavonoids, which account for one- and two-thi
A new study has proven that an ingredient in extra virgin olive oil can kill cancer cells. The results of the study, which will be published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Oncology, were made public on January 23, 2015. The researchers, nutritional scientist Paul Breslin (Rutgers University), biologist David Foster (Hunter College) and chemist Onica LeGendre (Hunter College) discovered in a lab study that the ingredient, called oleocanthal, causes a rupture of a part of the cancerous cell which releases enzymes and causes cell death, without harming healthy cells. In this way, cancer cells are killed by their own enzymes. “Oleocanthal is a name for a chemical in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) that means ‘Stinging Oil Aldehyde’,” Paul Breslin told Olive Oil Times. “It is made
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) contains more than 36 phenolic compounds. Although all of the phenolic compounds in EVOO have known beneficial effects, one specific compound in particular, known as oleocanthal, has been discovered to have powerful natural anti-inflammatory benefits. In fact, oleocanthal exhibits the same anti-inflammatory response in the body as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) Ibuprofen, acting down the exact same pathways as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. Oleocanthal has been shown to stop the inflammatory cascade by inhibiting both cyclooxygenase-1 and cyclooxygenase-2 inflammatory enzymes in a dose-dependent manner. Compared to NSAID Ibuprofen, its potency is less, at approximately 10 percent. However, unlike NSAIDs, which have many known side effect...
The Mediterranean diet is the world’s most studied dietary pattern and has been shown to provide valuable health benefits and reduce the risk of numerous diseases. Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is the major source of lipids in the Med Diet and is consumed on a daily basis. EVOO contains powerful phenolic compounds that exert many of these known health benefits, namely hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol and their derivatives. Understanding the chemical identity of the various phenolic compounds is critically important for furthering research and for permitting specific health claims in relation to specific phenolic compounds. However, there is no officially defined method for the measurement of phenolic compounds, particularly in relation to making health claims, something that the European Unio
For centuries the Therianos family has grown products for local supply on the family farm in Kallithea. Olives for Olive production and Black Grapes of different local varieties for raisin and wine production.As the world has come to realise and value the properties available from ancient, natural products Dimitri and all the Therianos family have steered the family busines to being an Eclolgical and Organic AWARD WINNING brand. The range of products now available are all of the highest quality and all produced by the family with love.CERTIFIED ORGANIC PRODUCTS The Farm is a total of 45 acres , 20 acres located in the plains of our village in Kalithea where we cultivate traditional Black Grapes on vines up to 70 years old for our quality wine. The balance of our Farm has several variet