What's The Juice

By Olivia Amitrano

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Olivia Amitrano — founder and creator of Organic Olivia — is leveling up in 2020 with What’s The Juice: a podcast as multifaceted as its listeners. What’s The Juice is an extension of Organic Olivia, which started as a blog but quickly morphed into a fierce community of like minds on a divine path of learning, growing, and healing. Our greatest tools are traditional wisdom, herbal medicine and a brave willingness to explore our own behavior and psychology. Olivia is an herbalist, an entrepreneur, a blogger, and most notably an educator. Each episode is an opportunity to synthesize her education in herbalism, psychology, and a lifetime of health issues into valuable, tangible tips on how to heal and thrive. Interviews with specialists, doctors, therapists, practitioners, astrologers, estheticians, artists, and storytellers are oozing with raw, human moments and empowering information. Candid, honest, curious, engaged (and in case it isn’t obvious, a Leo), this young woman is on a mission to understand the human condition while sharing both the present chapter of her life as well as the lessons she’s learned getting here. Peeling back the layers isn’t always pretty, but life is juicy and we’re in this together.

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S2E17. POWERFUL LESSONS FROM A CLINICAL HERBALIST - why herbs from your heritage are potent + bringing pleasure back to healthcare with Kelsey Barrett
57:18

This week's episode is an extra special treat for our fellow herb nerds, as I join forces with Clinical Herbalist and educator Kelsey Barrett to go above and beyond herbal medicine 101. You're going to want your notebooks for this one, as we cover everything from "energetics" to "tissue states" — for example, what's the difference between hot and dry muscle pain that aggravates you in the summer, vs cold and damp pain that flares up on a rainy day? We even chat about the power of our ancestral connection to herbs; Kelsey says that plants from your heritage & homeland can work deeper and faster... the body remembers.

Complete show notes are HERE
New Organic Olivia Instagram HERE
Kelsey's Instagram HERE
Shop my herbal formulas HERE

Oct 18, 2021
S2E16. THE ALMOST 30 COLLAB - how to thrive through major life changes + navigating your Saturn Return with Krista & Lindsey of Almost 30 Podcast
50:44

When podcasters get together, magic happens. We’re joined this week by Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik: co-hosts of the Almost 30 Podcast. These ladies have much to share about finding your creative purpose, forging connections & building a community, thriving through your Saturn Return, fostering self-love & setting boundaries, and so much more. Be sure to check out their pod for the other half of this magical crossover! Let’s get (extra) juicy!

Complete show notes are HERE
New Organic Olivia Instagram HERE
Almost 30 Instagram HERE
Shop my herbal formulas HERE

Oct 11, 2021
S2E15. LEARNING HOW TO SAY NO, EVEN AT WORK - how to set boundaries in life & work relationships + finding your purpose with Amina AlTai
01:09:36

Do your relationships bring you joy or frustrate the heck out of you? How about your job—are you feeling burned out and unfulfilled? This week we’re joined by Amina AlTai, a business coach who specializes in helping women overcome imposter syndrome, get clear on their purpose and passions, and create amazing work. We’re starting with a super important convo on setting boundaries and releasing codependent tendencies and then diving deep into identifying and stepping into your purpose. Let’s get juicy!

Complete show notes are HERE
New Organic Olivia Instagram HERE
Amina's Instagram HERE
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Sep 30, 2021
S2E14. THE MOTHER WOUND - identifying nervous system dysregulation & healing the inner child with psychotherapist Sian Crossley
01:34:12

Mommy issues are a real thing—and they can cause long-term nervous system dysregulation. To help us understand how these formative and complicated relationships can affect our whole lives, we’re chatting with UK-based psychotherapist Sian Crossley. Sian uses her professional training and personal experiences to help others heal old wounds through Instagram and online courses. We’re talking about the all-too-common mother wound: how it’s formed, how it presents in adulthood, and how to begin to heal ourselves.

Complete show notes are HERE
New Organic Olivia Instagram HERE
Sian's Instagram HERE
Shop my herbal formulas HERE

Sep 27, 2021
S2E13. THE LIVER GUT CONNECTION - Dr. Asia Muhammad on why fatty liver is exploding, leaky gut, and the root of most health concerns
01:15:02

SO many health issues—chronic or acute—get their start in the gut, which is why we’re digging even deeper into gut health this season. This week’s podcast guest is Dr. Asia Muhammad, a doctor of naturopathy, scientist, medical writer, and the co-host of the docu-series The Art of Natural Healing. In this ep, we cover the basics: what is gut health, what is gut diversity, and why do those matter? We dig into how the gut affects your liver health, how they connect, and why it’s SO important to focus on gut health and function. Plus—we cover a few super easy ways to support your gut, kidneys, and liver using things you probably have in your kitchen already.

Complete show notes HERE
New Organic Olivia Instagram HERE
Dr. Asia's Instagram HERE
Shop my herbal formulas HERE

Sep 20, 2021
S2E12. PCOS: WHY ARE SO MANY WOMEN SUFFERING? - a conversation about carbs, body temperature, metabolism, stress and phone addiction with Amanda Montalvo, RD, FDN-P
59:17

This week’s podcast guest is Amanda Montalvo, a Registered Dietician (RD) and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P), who specializes in helping women heal their hormones through food. We’re talking about the spectrum of PCOS, why PCOS is so common these days, and how to start feeling better by taking inventory of your food and lifestyle habits.

Complete show notes HERE
New Organic Olivia Instagram HERE
Amanda's Instagram HERE
Shop my herbal formulas HERE

Sep 13, 2021
S2E11. A SESSION WITH MY THERAPIST - a raw convo about how she's helped me to rewire my habits + practices for you at home!
01:00:50

Did you know the way you breathe can help shape your thought patterns? Or that a music playlist can shape your day? These are the kind of healthy changes possible through techniques related to psychoneurology. This week’s podcast guest is my therapist, who I’ve been seeing for almost 3 years: Dr. Sylva Dvorak. Dr. Sylva has a PhD in Psychoneurology, is an author, and serves as the Chief Inspiration Officer and Executive Director of I AM Foundation. This convo is juicy, raw, personal, and truly comes straight from my heart.

Complete show notes HERE
New Organic Olivia Instagram HERE
Dr. Sylva's website HERE
Shop my herbal formulas HERE

Sep 06, 2021
S2E10. UNDER THE BEANFLUENCE - why eating more beans can change your hormones, digestion + detox efficiency with Unique Hammond of The Bean Protocol
01:09:57

Some of you might remember me posting on IG back in May about how adding beans to my diet has straight up changed my life. The richest food source of soluble fiber, beans are having a serious moment in 2021. So, this week on the pod we’re talking about the food group I’ve been obsessed with all year long — beans! Not just beans, we’re covering  all things fiber, hormones, stress, and healing yourself through food with health coach Unique Hammond. We’re here to make beans sexy again (or maybe for the first time). Let’s get juicy!


Complete show notes are HERE
New Organic Olivia Instagram HERE
Uniques's Instagram HERE
Shop my herbal formulas HERE

Aug 30, 2021
S2E9. WOMB MEDICINE FOR THE HERB ENTHUSIAST -  how to unlock the deep wisdom of your menstrual cycle with herbalist Raven Rose
01:13:47
This week I’m excited to share my womby conversation with Raven Rose, founder of Moon Medicine, on What’s the Juice! Identifying as a “medicine woman,” Raven is an herbalist and educator with a passion for helping women heal from physical and emotional ailments. We’re talking about reproductive health, menstrual cycles, ancestral trauma, and how emotions manifest themselves in the physical body.
 
10% off Flow Balance with code FLOWLOVE10

Complete show notes are HERE
New Organic Olivia Instagram HERE
Raven's Instagram HERE
Shop my herbal formulas HERE
Aug 23, 2021
S2E8. YOUR SKIN DOESN'T NEED THAT - the skincare queen reveals her greatest tools and secrets feat. Danna Omari of NOY Skincare
01:33:24

This week on What's the Juice, we’re joined by Danna Omari: esthetician and owner of NOY Skincare, a holistic skincare & wellness studio in NYC. Danna’s skincare philosophy is reset, preserve, protect to show that healthy, glowing skin is accessible to all of us. We’re talking simplified topical skincare routines, facial reflexology, and finding balance—in skincare and in life. Let's get juicy!

Organic Olivia Probiotic 10% off with code SKINLOVE10

Complete show notes are HERE
New Organic Olivia Instagram HERE
Danna's Instagram HERE
Shop our herbal formulas HERE

 

Aug 16, 2021
S2E7. DEAR BODY, YOU CAN STOP KEEPING SCORE NOW - releasing stored trauma, somatic experiencing + psychedelic assisted therapy with José Mata
01:19:59

In this episode I'm finally sharing my long awaited psychedelic-assisted therapy conversation with José F. Mata. We’re unpacking trauma, codependency, and the growing world of psychedelic-assisted therapy. José F. Mata, MA, LMFT is a psychotherapist and national somatic coach, a graduate course facilitator at Boston University’s School of Social Work, and a sub-investigator for the phase 3 clinical trials for MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD. Get ready for a mind-expanding , soul-awakening ride. Let's get Juicy!

Peace Juice 10% off with code JUICY10

Complete show notes are HERE
New Organic Olivia Instagram HERE
José's Instagram HERE
Shop our herbal formulas HERE

Aug 09, 2021
S2E6. THE GUT + HORMONE CONNECTION EXPLAINED - Dr. Wade on leaky gut, thyroid issues, probiotics, fertility & why we should eat more carbs
01:29:07

If you’re sensing a trend in Season 2 of What’s the Juice, you’re spot on. This season is all about getting back to basics: how to support our bodies through simple, everyday changes. This week, we’re covering the overlap of the gut microbiome and hormone regulation with Dr. Elizabeth Wade, a naturopathic doctor; fertility & menstrual cycle expert; and medical researcher, writer, & speaker. Topics include leaky gut, thyroid disorders, and how the Goldilocks phenomenon applies to diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices.

Complete show notes are HERE
New Organic Olivia Instagram HERE
Dr. Wade's Instagram HERE
Shop our herbal formulas HERE

Aug 02, 2021
S2E5. ESOTERIC ACUPUNCTURE - Dr. Chloe Bañales on how our emotions manifest in the physical body
01:32:44

Do you know what poor posture might say about your emotional state? How about the color of the tip of your tongue? This week on the pod, we’re diving into some of the physical manifestations of our emotions with guest Dr. Chloe H. Bañales, LAc. Dr. Chloe is a doctor of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), who is also certified in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), The Mukaino Method, Esoteric Acupuncture, hypnotherapy, and mental-emotional release (MER) therapy. Other juicy topics covered in this episode include breaking barriers between Eastern & Western medicine, how our perspective is actively shaping our reality, and how we can start to reestablish a connection with our mind, body, and nature.

Complete show notes are HERE
Check out our new Instagram HERE
Dr. Chloe's Instagram HERE

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Jul 26, 2021
S2E4. THE "RAIN BARREL EFFECT" - Dr. Stephen Cabral demystifies detox and shares how to avoid "overflow"
01:09:29

This week, I’m talking to Board-certified Naturopath, Ayurvedic, & Functional Medicine Practitioner, Dr. Stephen Cabral. After years of suffering from debilitating chronic illnesses, Dr. Cabral discovered functional medicine and started the journey to healing himself. In this ep, we’re talking testing, detoxing, eliminating, and supplementing your way to wellness—starting with (you guessed it) your gut. Tune in for diet changes (but not DIETING), lifestyle adjustments, and resources to help address some of the underlying causes of illness.

You can try Dr. Cabral's Detox HERE

As always, full show notes are found HERE

Jul 19, 2021
S2E3. FEEL IT TO HEAL IT - Millana Snow shares life changing practices to help you connect with YOU
01:23:20

In this week’s episode, we’re going deep with wellness entrepreneur and energy healer Millana Snow. Millana shares her thoughts on the common threads between religions and spiritual practices and breaks down the importance of creating (and coming back to) a safe space within ourselves to heal and feel. Millana not only walks the walk, but talks the talk, and guides us through a powerful breath-work session you can take with you long after this episode. She explains that after the immense year of transformation we had in 2020, this is a year to act on the lessons we learned and embrace the capable, powerful beings we are. This episode will make you feel loved, supported, curious, motivated and empowered. Read the full show notes HERE

Jul 12, 2021
S2E2. WHY HORMONE IMBALANCE IS ON THE RISE - Dr. Aviva Romm shares tangible solutions for endo, PCOS, and more
01:20:02

This week’s episode features Dr. Aviva Romm—an MD, midwife, herbalist, and a bestselling author with her latest book: Hormone Intelligence. Do you have (or suspect you might have) a hormone imbalance, whether that’s endometriosis, PCOS, or you’re struggling with fertility? How about insomnia, or other complaints that are seemingly unrelated to hormone health but tend to come and go with your cycle? Today we’re talking about some potential root causes of all of these, and getting into simple and extremely tangible changes (herbs and beyond) that can impact your hormones on a foundational level. Let’s get juicy!

Jul 05, 2021
S2E1. OLIVIA & NICK SPILL THE JUICE ON LOVE - answering your Qs, reflecting on 10 years + a special surprise
01:00:45

Our Season 2 premiere features a long-awaited couples Q&A! We rounded up all of your most frequently asked questions on Instagram about how we’ve kept things juicy for the last decade and why friendship, respect, personal space and music are the keys to our union. We throw it back to when we first met (hint: it wasn’t love at first sight) and move through the last 10 years—growing and learning both together and as individuals. Juicy topics include how we approach communication, how therapy has helped us both separately and together, how our “childhood attachment styles” play a role in arguments and conflict resolution, and our dreams for the future. Stay tuned for a special surprise at the end—this season is off to quite the start ;)

Jun 28, 2021
EP. #28 LET’S TALK LIBIDO - a REAL conversation + actual solutions (including herbs) with Dr. Jill Blakeway
01:18:44

This week’s episode features world renowned “fertility goddess” Dr. Jill Blakeway — an acupuncturist, clinical herbalist, and the author of 3 books including ‘Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility.’ Instead of talking about fertility, which we’ll save for a part II, we’re taking a step back to basics by doing a deep dive into SEX ITSELF, where alllll of the juicy magic happens. Do you want to nourish your libido and improve your connection with your partner, even if it feels taboo or shameful to talk about at first? Nothing is off limits on today’s episode, where we’re having a REAL conversation offering actual solutions, including herbs, exercises you can do alone or with your partner, and even making a point to THINK about sex more throughout the day. We get into why many of us simply feel too exhausted, and what you can do from a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective to boost your Qi and stop feeling stuck.

Read full show notes HERE

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Connect with Dr. Blakeway HERE

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Oct 19, 2020
EP. #27 YUP, THAT’S A SIGN - the "out there" episode: mediums, dreams, unexplainable experiences, signs, spirituality, and the meaning of 2020
01:43:11

A lot of skeptics question psychics, mediums, and energy workers because it’s like, “why does this person think they’re special?” or “why should they be able to access it and not me?” But it’s not that at all! We’re all capable of connecting with energy—we just have to learn how to trust this gift within ourselves. Alea Lovely is our guest on today's "out there" episode where we don't hold back about spirituality, psychic dreams, how plants "speak to me", unexplainable experiences (including that time Nick went into space and spoke to his grandmother and grandfather about the meaning of life) and the deeper lesson behind the chaos of 2020. We're going there today, discussing angel numbers, how to recognize signs, getting in touch with your intuition and sixth sense, and so much more.

This episode is a little more spiritual than most of our others, and I think it's just what we all need to finish out the year.

Read full show notes HERE

Connect with Alea HERE

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Oct 12, 2020
EP. #26 THE SKIN EPISODE - cosmetic acupuncture instead of botox, hot baths for acne + upping your YIN to plump your SKIN
01:24:08

This week on What's the Juice Amrit Singh and I nerd out about cosmetic acupuncture as an alternative to botox, how to stimulate production of your OWN collagen (instead of just supplementing), hot baths for acne, and other uncommon techniques from Traditional Chinese Medicine. We're covering several of my favorite topics: how emotional states can affect your physical meridians, how to protect your immune system, your lymphatic system, and the importance of your "Shen". BTW your "Shen" symbolizes your spirit; it’s a combo of happiness, alignment, fulfillment, energy, and how you deeply nourish yourself. Amrit and I get specific about how you can improve your skin using a whole body perspective, because the truth is, even the priciest serum won't give you that GLOW if your "Shen" isn't nourished.

We're going more than skin deep with this episode, so get your notebooks ready and let's get juicy!

Read full show notes HERE 

Connect with Amrit HERE

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Oct 05, 2020
EP. #25 HOW DO WE HEAL THE HOLES IN HEALTHCARE? - medicine of the future with Dr. Berzin
01:11:57

Life update: my mama is FINALLY home after 6 grueling months and we're adapting to her post-COVID needs with help from her wonderful caregivers. It truly does take a village, and there's no way I'd be able to cope without my community. That's why this week, I decided to release my episode with Dr. Robin Berzin of Parsley Health where we explore the very real gaps in healthcare that have only become more apparent over this past year. How can we move to a prevention-focused model of medicine where patients genuinely feel heard and supported? How do we advocate for ourselves and our loved ones so that we're seen as the complex humans we are with unique and individual needs? Dr. Berzin's goal with her practice is to help us stop "living ourselves sick" by genuinely getting to know each patient for their unique lifestyle and needs, and identifying early symptoms related to common conditions like PCOS, hormonal/thyroid imbalances, autoimmune diseases, and more. I've said it before and I'll say it again: modern medicine is incredible on so many levels, and yet there's still room for improvement and integration as chronic disease only continues to rise. Dr. Berzin and her team are in the middle of a healthcare revolution, and I'm HERE FOR IT.

Read full show notes HERE 

Connect with Dr. Robin Berzin HERE

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Sep 28, 2020
EP. #24 POST COVID HAIR LOSS - recovering after fever, stress & immune dysregulation
53:28

Friendly reminder: I am an herbalist, not a medical doctor. I love plants, PubMed, and combining tradition with science. My mission with this episode is to break down everything I know about post-COVID syndrome and get to the root of how we can fully heal our bodies after experiencing infection or prolonged periods of stress. In this episode I will share what I’ve learned from other professionals who are currently treating post-COVID syndrome.

Post-COVID hair loss is something we’ve been hearing more and more about over the past few months, and has been at the top of my mind after hearing experiences from so many in the OO community. Today I’m going to share my perspective as an herbalist on the what, why, and how we can support our bodies as we recover and convalesce. We’ll chat about “Telogen Effluvium” (hair loss that shows up several months after a fever or infection), the effects of stress and how B vitamins get depleted, and why mushroom broth may help with post-infection immune dysregulation.

Read full show notes HERE 

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Sep 14, 2020
EP. #23 WHY BEING THE “GOOD GIRL” ISN’T SERVING YOU – how to break up with perfectionism ft. Majo Molfino
01:23:10
Majo Molfino says that for thousands of years, women have been taught to be “good” instead of powerful. If you’ve ever struggled with self-judgment or feeling shame around your opinions, wants and needs -- then this episode is for you. In her book, "Break The Good Girl Myth," Majo identifies 5 myths we identify with at different levels, including the myth of perfection, the myth of rules, and more. Today you'll be able to figure out which myth you resonate with most, what it's costing you in your daily life, and how to break free from shame and perfectionism. And guess what? When we're not as hard on ourselves, we're not as hard on other women either; this is how we heal as a collective.
 
Read full show notes HERE 

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Sep 07, 2020
EP. #22 HOLY SPIT - saliva’s role in cavities, the dangers of fluoride + why diet matters more than brushing
02:07:56

If you've been trying to get your gut right without understanding the role your oral microbiome plays in overall health—this episode is for you. As it turns out, at lot more than just food goes down every time we swallow and we're talking about it all with Dr. Mark Burhenne, aka Dr. B. Dr. B is a functional dentist who didn't stop learning after he graduated from dental school. Instead, he chose to study the root cause of dental issues and get super familiar with one part of the body: The mouth. At the core of his learnings is the fact that the state of our oral microbiome directly affects our overall health

Dr. B’s bottom line: You can’t be healthy unless you’ve addressed your oral health. 

Read full show notes HERE 

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Aug 31, 2020
EP. #21 WTF IS A VAGUS NERVE? - plus how to test your gut for pathogens & overgrowths
01:27:05

Ever since getting COVID from my dad and experiencing GI symptoms as my main presentation, the microbiome has clearly been at the top of my mind. I just got my GI Map results back from my doctor (which is an advanced DNA based stool test that looks for overgrowths of different pathogens), and we found some interesting bugs which reinforce that oral/gut connection I’ve been stressing in recent episodes. We even found a bug that may actually be contributing to my recent neck pain - I’m telling you, it’s alllll connected!

This episode could not come at a better time, as Dr. Stephanie Canestraro is here to bless us with some juicy tips on how she treats pesky gut infections and why the vagus nerve (the largest nerve in your body) is the key to keeping them away. After coming close to a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and making a full recovery, Dr. Stephanie became passionate about the gut-brain connection, and is here to give us all the straight #facts about SIBO, bile salts, your microbiome and why oral care is imperative. Not only has she learned how to THRIVE with a sensitive system, she’s here to help us see the crucial connection between the gut and literally everything else — so buckle up for a deeply informative episode.

Read full show notes HERE

Connect with Dr. Stephanie Canestraro HERE

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Aug 24, 2020
EP. #20 GETTING TO THE (BREATH) WORK — Maryam Ajayi on finding her calling through energy healing + breathwork
01:05:51
It’s my honor to share this conversation with entrepreneur, reiki practitioner, activist and breathwork teacher Maryam Ajayi.
 
Maryam is the founder of DiveInWell, an organization dedicated to fostering diversity in the wellness industry by bringing together thought leaders, influencers, and educators who have the power to create deep change through examining how they can show up in their business in terms of accessibility and inclusion. Her company began its legacy by hosting salons and events that foster the open and difficult conversations that must be shared around inclusion and allyship both publicly in the health and wellness world, and privately in our personal lives and circles. DiveInWell has completely rebranded in 2020 and is committed to providing not only massively valuable educational resources, but events, workshops, free swims and so much more.
 
Maryam gives us all the juicy details in the pod as she shares her story, but here’s a quick sparknotes version: when her aspirations of becoming a young, Black, female Republican lobbyist stopped resonating, Maryam uprooted her life and moved from D.C. to NYC. One day, the universe truly had her back when she decided to splurge on a massage in hopes it would relieve her chronic pain. Little did she know, that seemingly innocent decision would completely change her life forever.

Read full show notes HERE

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Aug 17, 2020
EP. #19 COVID’S LINK TO ORAL HEALTH — Dr. Victoria’s research on the oral microbiome and secondary bacterial infections
01:15:43

Most of us are taught to brush 2-3 times a day and floss regularly, but what we aren’t told is the whole story on WHY these practices are so important. Taking care of our mouths is more than just protecting our smile… it about boosting our immunity, protecting against autoimmune conditions, and preventing infection.

Since Dr. Victoria has been furloughed during the COVID crisis, she’s dedicated her time to educating herself on the infection. Over the past few months, she’s connected the dots between the virus and common oral bacteria, leading her to create some compelling hypotheses about the role of bacterial superinfection in COVID complications.

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Aug 10, 2020
EP. #18 MY LIFE CHANGING COVID STORY — how fighting for my parents' survival changed my life
02:58:19
My podcast has been silent since May 25th, and I'm finally ready to tell you what happened.

This is an episode that I've been ferociously putting off for months because honestly, I'm still actively processing everything that happened. This episode of What's the Juice wasn't premeditated. It wasn't a scheduled recording, or part of our season one production plans. And yet, nothing over the past six months has gone "as planned"... so here we are.

This episode is a raw recount of exactly what went down in March 2020 when BOTH of my parents almost lost their lives to the first wave of the novel Coronavirus. Our story kicks off at the beginning of the first COVID outbreak in New York and this makes it all the more unnerving. None of us knew anything back then. I was trying to figure this virus out in real time as my mom was being put on a ventilator and my dad was terrified for his life. I was called to rely on everything I've ever learned as a humbled herbalist with a newfound, deeper appreciation for Western Medicine to get them through.

This is the next chapter of my growth. I told you guys What's the Juice would be an extension of our community, so Nick and I are here today, on the mic, recording all the wild details about how relentless patient advocacy, experimental drugs, round the clock prayer, and a few earth-side angels saved both my parents lives. You'll hear how facing the potential loss of my loved ones changed me as a person forever and helped me to realize my own mortality (and thus, what's truly important in life). You'll learn how hard it was to advocate for them in the hospital system, and why finding out what was in my mom's feeding tube formula (hint: corn) helped me make decisions that were better for her health and survival. You'll get our side of how the virus presented in our own bodies once we contracted it from my father.

But most of all, you'll hear how LOVE for your family can give you the power to fight even when you don't have an ounce of strength left. This is a story about family coming together and deeeeep generational healing far beyond the virus.

It was the worst time of my life, but it also showed me my relentless will to fight for the people that I love. And I'm a much better person for it today.

Connect with Olivia HERE

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Jul 27, 2020
EP. #17 A REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH TO LYME DISEASE — Richard Mandelbaum’s powerful philosophy on treating chronic illness
01:39:00

THIS WEEK ON WHAT’S THE JUICE PODCAST

Unless you’re new here, you’ve most likely heard me gush about my experience at ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism. Now, I haven’t always been a total herb nerd. This interest of mine was first ignited when I started buying supplements on Amazon and it quickly spiraled into a full-blown passion that just won’t quit!

A few years ago I followed my gut to ArborVitae and I can say with 100% certainty that it was the right choice for me. I’ve learned SO much since I first started my program and it’s all thanks to my incredible, inspiring, brilliant teachers.

This episode of What’s The Juice is a super special one for me because I get to introduce you to someone I’ve mentioned many times before: Richard Mandelbaum. Richard and Claudia Keel founded ArborVitae, and they’re the quintessential yin and yang team. In herbalism speak, where Claudia is the flower essence, Richard is the spleen qi... and they are both major herbalist GOALS. 

Richard’s classes are full of Chinese Medicine (be still my heart), and he’s always encouraging his students to look at human health in a balanced way. He’s a Leo — so it’s no wonder that I resonate with him — but it’s his Aquarius moon AND Aquarius rising that make him such an innovator. Not only did he co-found an herbalism school in New York City, he’s also playing a vital role in shifting the way modern medicine approaches Lyme disease.


Ready to get schooled by Richard Mandelbaum? (You’re gonna love it — I swear!)

 

Read full show notes HERE  

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May 25, 2020
EP. #16 HOW TO SYNC YOUR LIFE WITH YOUR PERIOD — The "infradian rhythm" that no one's talking about
01:05:06

Here’s the juice on this week’s pod guest: Alisa Vitti. Alisa is a wellness queen, researcher, and author, and in this episode of What’s The Juice, we talk all about biological cycles and something super eye opening: The Infradian Rhythm.

Here’s what’s up with the infradian rhythm...

Unlike the 24-hour circadian rhythm (which is the single natural rhythm for men), the infradian rhythm is a secondary 28-day cycle that affects six key systems in the reproductive-aged female body.

The infradian rhythm impacts our:

  • Brain
  • Metabolism
  • Immune system
  • Microbiome
  • Stress response system
  • Reproductive system


So yeah… It affects preeetty much everything. And because of this second natural rhythm, we are literally not the same person week after week. In any given month, we will experience four different biological phases that can be embraced and optimized, making us the most creative, productive, badass versions of ourselves!

Read full show notes HERE

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May 18, 2020
EP. #15 - WHO IS SHE? MEET THE HERB - Avena Sativa: to restore frazzled nerves & replenish your adrenals
35:53

Welcome back to another installment of WHO IS SHE. This week we’re getting to know a plant I think we can all vibe with right now… it’s our girl, AVENA SATIVA.

So, technically our girl avena sativa isn’t an adaptogen but she totally moonlights as one. Avena is actually a nervine that responds well to adaptogens so she’s often combined with them so she can work her healing magic. She’s nourishing, lubricating, and gentle… so it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that she’s one of the most comforting foods I can think of: Oatmeal.

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May 11, 2020
EP. #14 - WHO IS SHE? MEET THE HERB - Agrimony: for liver health, gut dysbiosis, and jaw tension
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Well, the time has come and this episode is just me, my microphone, and my herbalism school notes.... And I gotta admit, I freaking loved recording this episode because it gave me the opportunity to spill the juice on something I’m so so SO passionate about. As if it wasn’t already clear that talking about herbs turns me into a serious Nerd with a capital N, this episode totally gives me away. 

Okay, so here are some fast facts about agrimony…

Agrimony’s general profile:

  • It’s a part of the rose family
  • It’s a liver support herb (In fact, its common name is ‘liverwort’. Cute, right?)
  • It’s an astringent, so it’s cooling and drying
  • Its flavor is bitter, pungent, with a mild sweet and sour

Are you ready? Because I’m about to go into full-on herbalist mode and I hope you’re here for it!

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May 04, 2020
EP. #13 — WHEN SPIRIT AND SCIENCE COLLIDE — Dr. Dani's journey to healing her brain tumor
01:25:21

Episode #13 of What’s The Juice? is packed with real stories that I hope will inspire you to dig deep and get in touch with your intuition and inherent healing powers. To say I was moved AF barely scratches the surface of all the feels that came up for me during this conversation with Dr. Dani Olsen… and I just can’t wait for you to hear all about what she does and some absolutely incredible experiences she’s had.

Dr. Dani Olsen is a real-life unicorn. She’s a chiropractor, craniosacral therapist, reiki master, intuitive, qigong practitioner, and is currently studying somiatry (body/mind/spirit healing). Pretty legit, right? 

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Apr 27, 2020
EP. #12 — IS "DAMPNESS" MESSING WITH YOUR DIGESTION? - Traditional Chinese Medicine's take on gut dysbiosis & liver health
01:04:55

This week, on What's the Juice, I'm joined by Dr. Kara of Aculand Acupuncture for a very timely episode all about the gut, digestion, dampness, and gut dysbiosis — exactly the topics we need to focus on right now. We also give a juicy introduction to the Qi. Qi is the term used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to describe your body’s vital life energy. It's necessary for all life processes: proper organ function, circulation of blood, metabolism of body fluid, warming the body, defending against illness, and transforming food into energy. This episode specifically covers liver Qi stagnation. What lifestyle choices are we making that disrupt our live Qi? What are the most common symptoms? What herbs have been shown to be beneficial? 

We also cover several self acupuncture points that help us regenerate our Qi, plus tips on keeping our digestive fires going strong. 

This is a concentrated episode with a lot of useful information packed into a nerdy conversation. I hope you love it!  

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Apr 20, 2020
EP. #11 – LEARN YOUR UNIQUE HUMAN DESIGN TYPE — how to understand your human design helps you show up in life
01:53:57

In episode #11 we learn all about the foundation of Human Design from a true expert, Erin Claire Jones. To get every last ounce out of this episode, you need to do one quick thing before we dive in… Get your free personal Human Design Chart HERE. To kick things off, Erin Claire Jones gives us an overview on what Human Design is and what it does. In short, it’s a self awareness tool that can help you make decisions and show you if you’re on the right path. One thing I LOVE about Human Design is that it’s basically a gateway to knowing yourself. It’s similar to astrology in the sense that it peels back the layers to reveal who we are and how we work, allowing us to get into a flow where we can exist with less pushing and resistance … and damn, if I don’t need more of that in my life! 

Human Design draws from other systems like astrology, Kabbalah, quantum physics, genetics, bio physics, and MORE. I absolutely love this because it totally reflects my personal philosophy as an herbalist. I don’t practice just one thing! I pull from Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, Western herbal medicine, etc. and create my own way of doing things.

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Apr 13, 2020
EP. #10 – HOW TO HEAL FAMILY TRAUMA (with horses) – unmasking generational repression & shame
01:37:08

I'm back and this week I'm sharing a life-changing conversation I had with an incredibly healing woman. Matisse and I talk about a ground-breaking treatment she's been using on her horse farm up in Garrison, NY: Horse Constellation Therapy. This episode is a deep dive into the soul of this modality that is a potent blend of ancestral therapy, ceremony, and western psychotherapy. Matisse is cooking up some serious magic over at Two Moons Ranch and we get into the details of how she uses soulful space to offer equine-assisted facilitation work for leadership development, creativity, and deep ancestral healing. 

We live in a culture where some would say that we overshare, in a sense… but I think we’re so tired of repressing things that we’re ready to let things go. We’re ready to talk about them. And this gives us a really wonderful, structured way to do that and a safe place.

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Apr 06, 2020
Ep. #09 - NOT AN ANNOYING SELF-HELP EPISODE - how to actually take action and get unstuck through experimentation & play
01:25:01

In Episode 5 we learned that 2020 is a year of completion — the year to wrap up old stories and patterns, and close the door on anything that is holding us back from our next level. Today’s episode is an honest yet daringly playful guide to HOW you can let go of fear and start your new story. If you’ve been feeling stuck or frustrated, like you’re standing in your own way but just can’t take the first step, this is for you. Katharine Hargreaves, founder of The Fearless Experiment teaches us (with full-on gusto) that so much of our fear is actually just blocked excitement. That there’s a part of us just dying to run and jump into the unknown even if we find a million reasons not to. She explains her method of challenging yourself to simply take action by (a) starting with the smallest first step possible, and (b) telling people you trust to hold you accountable. She explains why pressuring yourself to be the “problem solver” is really just a mechanism of survival that we got stuck in along the way; that we should care a lot more about getting to KNOW the problem first rather than judging how well we employ a solution. We need to learn how to hold ourselves in the mystery… experimentation is valuable play, and if we could stop taking ourselves so seriously, we’d do it a lot more. Sometimes the solution you’re seeking looks a lot different than originally expected, but you’ll never know until you act.

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Mar 09, 2020
EP. #08 - THE MOST NOURISHING WAY TO CONSUME HERBS - how to make infusions for thyroid health, energy & more
01:34:33

Introducing herbal medicine into your life doesn't have to be intimidating! Simply understanding the basics of “herbalism 101” — including the different “classes” of herbs — will empower you to understand your body in a whole new way. Today, Olivia sits down with fellow herbalist Traci Donat of Simples Tonics, to talk about the most nourishing way to get started in your kitchen: by making herbal infusions. We go over the top plants we like to use and what each of them benefits most (for example Schizandra infusions for ‘leaky energy’ and ‘mental diarrhea’ where the brain can’t fully “form” thoughts, Oatstraw infusions for dry skin and joints, and Burdock infusions for liver and lymphatic health). More than anything, we emphasize how simple it is to steep these herbs in a mason jar overnight and reap the incredible nutritional benefits. As a bonus, at the top of the episode Olivia covers a mini lesson where she explains the three ways that herbalists meet a plant and get to know its actions. What can a bitter taste in a plant tell you? What does it mean if a plant is pungent and spicy? What’s the difference between an adaptogen and a nervine? Fellow plant enthusiasts and lovers of learning, this one is for you!

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Feb 24, 2020
Ep. #07 - STRESS PART 2 - how to get out of fight or flight mode and improve sleep, digestion & libido
01:39:33

Get ready for part two of our debut episode, The Stress Bible. This week we’re diving even deeper into “sympathetic dominance” (chronic fight or flight mode) and what impact this has on the body physiologically. When you can’t calm down, you can’t “secrete” properly (both hormones and fluids) meaning you may have issues sleeping, digesting, eliminating, or getting horny. Olivia and Nick get personal and candid about what puts them in fight or flight mode and how they cope — especially when they feel guilty for resting. We discuss our generation’s obsession with productivity plus the oh so nuanced PERCEIVED stress (and how to flip the script mentally). Stress can be a huge catalyst for change, so using it wisely and seeing it differently is key to overcoming it. Throughout the episode, we’re constantly talking about hacks and tools you can use to spend more time in PARAsympathetic mode (rest and digest – which is the opposite of sympathetic dominance). These range from CBD and herbs all the way to simply using your own breath. This episode is for those of you who simply can’t relax and feel like you’re always “on.” As a society, we’re forgetting how to slow down and sit with ourselves, so give yourself an intentional break and listen to this episode while taking some deeeeeep belly breaths. You deserve it.

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Feb 17, 2020
Ep. #06 - THE LIFE CHANGING LYMPHATIC SYSTEM EPISODE - more on brain detox, fatigue, facial puffiness, and Alzheimer's Disease
01:29:27

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#06 On this episode I sit down with another lovely leo, Lisa Levitt Gainsley of The Lymphatic Message. We’re learning about the lymphatic system. What it is (your body’s largest circulatory system), what it’s responsible for, how it plays a role in digestion, brain detox, waste clearance, hormone health…. AND the major connection between the lymph and diseases like Alzheimer's, Crohn’s, and Ulcerative colitis. Lisa and I have a natural chemistry, so join us as we get the juice on how to move your lymph.

Mainstream wellness trends are only beginning to talk about the life changing Lymphatic system, but ancient systems of medicine such as TCM or Ayurveda, have always seen it as one of the first places to look for stagnation when the body is ill. This episode will help you detect signs of Lymph stagnation/dysfunction, and you’ll learn how to make sure it’s optimized through food, exercise, and at-home self massage. Plus, I list some amazing Ayurveda herbs and foods at the top of the show. 

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“Everything is everything and... the problem is not always the problem”

Feb 10, 2020
Ep. #05 - IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S YOUR SIGN - a 2020 astrology update w/ Danielle Paige
02:25:30

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Ep. #05: On today’s episode, I sit down with astrologer Danielle Paige to talk about all things energy, astrology, and the not-so-hidden messages behind our dreams. Have you ever wondered what’s “written in the stars,” aka your birth chart, beyond your zodiac sign? Do you feel a bit psychic, like your intuition is a little TOO spot on? Have you been warned about the famous “Saturn Return” in your late 20s? We’re exploring these topics and more as Danielle gives me a live reading, shares a 2020 energy update (including why January was SO INTENSE), and breaks down astrology far beyond a simple horoscope. We’re getting esoteric today, so get ready for a juicy ride. (Oh, and I hope you get a laugh out of Nick and I roasting the zodiac signs at the top of the episode. Love you all no matter what I said about your sign xoxo)

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Feb 03, 2020
Ep. #04 - ARE YOU CODEPENDENT OR NAH? - diving deep into relationship health, boundaries, intimacy, and resentment
01:31:49

Ep. #04: On this episode, I sit down with Tana Espino, a licensed therapist and relationship coach. My personal goal is to become a healthier person all around — healthier in terms of my habits, my diet, and perhaps most importantly, my behavior & relationships. On this episode we cover codependency (aka “people addiction”), boundaries, attachment, and control. How attached is too attached? How can we learn to self-soothe and decrease anxiety in our relationships? How can we become happier individually so that we can come together as an even stronger unit? We’re going deep today, so get ready for a juicy ride.

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Jan 27, 2020
Ep. #03 - HEALING GENERATIONAL TRAUMA w/ DR. ZELINA - how she recovered from lupus and why healing is more than just physical
01:08:22

What role does spiritual wellness play in the healing of the physical? In this week's episode Olivia sits down with Dr. Zelina Medina, who became a doctor of acupuncture after being diagnosed with the autoimmune disease lupus. Together we explore the steps she took to heal, and chat about the root cause of autoimmunity through the lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine. While changing her diet made a huge difference, she credits her progress even more so to shamanic medicine ceremonies such as soul retrieval in order to tackle the many layers of disease. Dr. Z explains that a part of the soul gets lost, or detached from the self, when we experience childhood trauma — this affects us physically, and even gets passed on generationally. Luckily the science is catching up, and thanks to tools like the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) questionnaire, we now have concrete evidence that early emotional trauma can increase your risk for chronic illness later in life. If you’re someone who likes to connect the dots, this episode will validate and hopefully inspire you.

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Chart for acupressure: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324699.php

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Jan 20, 2020
Ep. #02 - DR. G SPILLS THE GREEN TEA - cancer prevention, hormone imbalance & getting back to nature
01:08:42

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Olivia interviews naturopathic doctor Dr. Christian Gonzalez to better understand the importance of hormone balance when it comes to cancer prevention. Why should we look out for hormone disruption early in life? What are some common signs of estrogen dominance in women? What are the simple steps we can take TODAY to foster balance? Dr. G shares his top 5 tips for cancer prevention (including why green tea is so important), and gives us the juice about everything from heavy metals, food industry corruption, and tampons all the way to telomeres, eating late and breast self-exams. We also go over your best options for hormone testing and why he recommends yearly thermography.

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Jan 13, 2020
Ep. #00 - The Candid Pilot - Why I’m Starting A Podcast in 2020
28:47

Olivia sits down with her producer and her boyfriend after eight straight days of filming/recording to talk about the intention behind her new podcast, What’s The Juice. The three introduce themselves by way of a couple delirious jokes and Olivia shares her drive behind releasing valuable, educational content as a way to stay connected to her community of multifaceted young women and men who have supported her health journey since day one. This episode announces Olivia’s entrance into the next juicy chapter of her life—and it’s gonna be fun! 

 

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Jan 08, 2020
Ep. #01 - The Stress Bible & Why You're Exhausted - optimizing sleep, melatonin, brain detox, and your adrenals
01:02:44

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Class is in session with this foundational episode that will help you understand the importance of every topic and interview ahead. We always hear that “stress” and “inflammation” are at the root of every illness, and that’s why we believe there’s power in learning the actual mechanisms by which they affect us. When we know what “stress” is and how to recognize it in the body, only then can we understand the steps needed to flip the script (and why genuine lifestyle changes are more valuable than any pill). Wellness doesn’t need to be expensive, and more than anything we need to change the way we treat ourselves. In this episode, Olivia unpacks the FOUR TRIGGERS that impact your body’s built-in stress response system, the “HPA axis.” This system includes your adrenals, and helps us explain why chronic fatigue is exploding. Expect to hear advice on sleep hygiene, optimizing melatonin production, brain detoxification, strengthening herbs for empathic people who are drained by their environment, as well as some eclectic takes on blue light, sunglasses, and your chakras. 

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Jan 08, 2020