Tom - My guest today is Dr.
Morton Walker, a prolific investigator and health writer for
many, many years. Mort, would you care to tell us what you have
learned about Olive Leaf Extract?
Mort - I am happy to tell the
world about Olive Leaf Extract, which is the finest
antimicrobial product that exists in the market today. It is a
marvelous substitute for antibiotics, which are no longer
Do you know that we have only one
Vancomycin, and now it is no
longer functioning because staphylococcus and streptococcus both
are very serious hospital infections and they have become
resistant. You go in [to the hospital] without it and come out
Anthromycin no longer works
against streptococcus and the only thing I can see that does
Olive Leaf Extract, an
over-the-counter dietary supplement product. With Olive Leaf
Extract you will have an antimicrobial that if you take on a
regular basis preventively, as I do - I take 2 capsules a day;
275 mg of a minimum 16% oleuropin - you might never get another
infection, or ever suffer a cold or flu anymore.
You would need no influenza shots or
anything like that.
Tom - Mort, what first got
you interested in Olive Leaf Extract?
Mort - Back in the mid1990’s,
a biochemist friend told me there was a new product coming from
Europe that I should investigate and write about. So I did
investigate it. I did an online search through the Internet and
then my wife who is a researcher, went to Yale Medical School
Library and came back with about 700 articles on Olive Leaf
Extract going back a couple of centuries.
I selected some of the more
pertinent ones, about 70 articles, and I wrote a clinical
journal article published in the July 1996 issue of the
Townsend Letter. That article elicited tremendous response
from all over the country from physicians, naturopaths,
osteopaths, chiropractors - even homeopaths - because this
is an herbal, not a pharmaceutical, product.
I had over 2,000 phone calls and
faxes and pieces of mail inquiring about Olive Leaf Extract.
It was the most enthusiastically received piece that I had
written... With so much interest, I decided there was a book
there. I went to Kensington Publishing with a proposal. They
bought it and I proceeded to write the book. You will see that
my book is very well documented.
It has several hundred clinical
journal articles, documentations, and interviews with health
professionals and patients.
Tom - What is it that makes
Olive Leaf Extract so valuable?
Mort - Well, the olive tree
is historically famous for its fruit, olives, from which oil is
made. However, the leaf extract has nothing to do with olive oil
or olives. It turns out that the leaves may be becoming as
valuable as the olives.
Tom - In the old testament,
there is mention about the tree whose leaves are also good for
medicine, and the olive is widely assumed to be that tree.
Mort - Well, it makes sense
because the Olive tree leaves have an antimicrobial agent in
Oleuropein is so antimicrobial that
it actually kills the yeast in other ingredients used to ferment
the olive oil. Consequently the olive leaves were always a
source of irritation to the olive oil manufacturers, they
actually gathered up all of the leaves and burned them.
Now they find that this
antimicrobial factor that was ruining their olive oil crop is
very valuable because it is bringing them massive amounts of
income - it kills germs.
Tom - All germs, or specific germs?
Mort - Tom, it kills virtually every germ. It
kills fungi, bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and parasites. It
eliminates problem pathogens from your body. When you do not
have infectious problems, it does not disturb the friendly flora
in your gut, it only works against the pathogens, not the good
Tom - Why is that?
Mort - The Olive Leaf Extract is actually an
extract of the oleuropein because the oleuropein has important
ingredients in it - in fact it has 23 ingredients in it.
Especially vital is
elenolic acid, which combines
calcium to form elenolate.
Elenolate is the chief ingredient that kills all of these
microbes. The calcium elenolate attaches itself to the
microbe and causes a break in the germ’s membrane so all of the
protoplasm in the microbe leaks out and the microbe implodes. It
disintegrates into itself. It doesn’t have any substance anymore
because of what the calcium elenolate is doing to it.
When it does that, you get rid of
the germs. They eliminate themselves.
Tom - Does it appear that the
germs can mutate a protection and become a supergerm as they
have with the antibiotics?
Mort - No, they apparently
cannot mutate a defense. We know this because Olive Leaf
Extract has been brewed as a tea for several hundred years
by Italian grandmothers who took care of their grandchildren
Of course, not only the Italians had
olive leaves, they are also in Greece and Turkey, and even as
far away as New Zealand. Anyone who has ever brewed olive leaf
tea knows that this is a very useful substance to drink on a
regular basis. It is bitter and tastes awful so you don’t need
that. You can bypass the taste and take a capsule.
And, Tom, the material you use in
your capsules that is produced in Switzerland is absolutely top
quality and could easily be used to make tea.
and leaves of the olive tree, like this one in Crete
harvested for centuries for their beneficial properties.
Tom - I appreciate that plug,
Mort; and I know you are sincere. Also, I understand that the
molecules in the oleuropein cannot be duplicated or synthesized,
kind of like
Mort - Yes, that is true.
Nature has created it and we are not able to synthesize it. I
doubt there will ever be an Olive Leaf Extract synthesized.
Scientists might be able to isolate one ingredient, like
elenolic acid, and synthesize that - that may be possible.
Tom - Based upon your
experience, does it appear that it is better to have all of
these 23 ingredients in the oleuropein working together because
there may be some synergy going on?
Mort - Very definitely. Yes.
The 23 ingredients are synergistic. Let me tell you a story. I
was invited by the Hungarian government to visit their largest
I was there in May of 1998, and the
Chief of Gynecology was using Olive Leaf Extract to
eliminate cancer of the ovaries, the cervix, and the uterus. It
was a general oral application designed especially for ovarian
cancer. What they found was that these various female cancers -
which are hormonal cancers - come from the invasion of a very
rare kind of fungus.
It is in the same family of fungi as
candida albicans, which causes
millions of yeast infections. In this case however, the
particular organism is called candida cubamondi. I
saw it under the microscope. The gynecologist treated these
cancers by administering Olive Leaf Extract orally in
capsules as the primary therapeutic agent and the cancers
The treatment reduced the patient’s
pap smear readings from stage 5 down to stage 2 merely by giving
them capsules of Olive Leaf Extract.
Tom - For some reason I
thought it was a topical application treatment, but it evidently
Mort - That is correct. There
is no topical application unless you break open a capsule and
mix the powder with distilled water or some other purified
water... You make a paste and then you can apply it. In fact,
you can use that for psoriasis, which affects some 2% of all
Americans. Psoriasis clears up with the use of Olive Leaf
Extract. I have before-and-after slides, which I was also
able to gather in Hungary.
This country is very advanced in the
use of Olive Leaf Extract. They grow olive trees in the
Balkans and they are using olive leaves to overcome a variety of
skin conditions including psoriasis. It also gets rid of
dandruff and other types of eczemas. I have before-and-after
slides of 9 patients, some with very severe psoriasis.
Incidentally, I showed this to the
Cancer Control Society in Pasadena, Calif. and everybody
in the audience who had a skin problem came running to me
afterwards to find out how they could get Olive Leaf Extract.
Tom - I understand that
Upjohn Company, a major
chemical company, got into Olive Leaf Extract research in the
Mort - Yes that is correct.
They did all of the detailed initial research. They were excited
at the prospects of developing a virus killer that worked. There
has hardly ever been an antiviral agent. Olive Leaf Extract
has proven to work against viruses.
If you want to get rid of your
herpes infection, any one of the seven herpes invasions that
Olive Leaf Extract may be your
best bet. If you have genital herpes, take about 9 of the 250 mg
capsules per day, and you should get rid of that genital herpes
permanently. Especially if you are in the middle of an infection
where you have an outbreak, then, by golly, no more blisters.
...You know, we may be facing a shingles epidemic here in
America, and Olive Leaf Extract will get rid of that too
in a day or two. Herpes simplex around the mouth, the so-called
cold sores, will just disappear as soon as you start taking
Olive Leaf Extract. I would say give it four hours and then
you will see the blisters starting to fade.
Olive Leaf Extract is good stuff. It really is the best
product I have come upon and it has become a steady part of my
nutritional supplementation. I took one this morning and will
take another one this afternoon. My wife does too; two per day.
Prevention is the key.
Tom - You have a lot of
studies, witnesses and testimonials to these things that you
have talked about and I think that is great. What about the
safety? Have there ever been any side effects?
Mort - None - zero - no side
effects. It is olive leaves. Olive leaves are a food.
You can brew a tea out of it; you
can eat the leaves; you can put it into salads. It is a food but
it has a major ingredient that is antimicrobial, antifungal, and
antiviral. It kills bacteria. If you have worms, get rid of them
with Olive Leaf Extract. Do you have guardia from drinking bad
water? Well you can get rid of that protozoa now. It works
Olive Leaf Extract is the
answer that scientists have been looking for as a substitute for
the antibiotics that no longer work.