How much olive oil are you thinking of drinking a day? I think a little a day (1 or 2 tablespoons) might be helpful, but if you drink too much, I would think that it could actually be harmful. It's the same situation with the flushes - if you do them every three weeks or a month, they're helpful, but more frequently and you can do a lot of harm. Some people are in a rush to get the flushes done, but it takes many flushes for a lot of us so it's best to pace them out. I finished after 41 and my stomach was completely bloated from so many flushes. Four months later and my stomach is pretty flat again...I'm actually not too worried about longevity, I just want to live the healthiest life that I can while I'm here. I haven't heard of those individuals, but I will look them up!