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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S3E24: GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH DEATH — Death Doula Caroline Lee dives into the uncomfortable conversation around death and how we can ease the process for ourselves and others
01:11:27

This week's episode is an incredibly interesting conversation that covers one of life’s most uncomfortable and danced-around topics: death. And who better to chat with than a death doula? Enter: Caroline Lee. As a death doula, Caroline offers support to those navigating diagnoses, those coping with the prospect of death and/or someone who has passed, and even those who are young and proactively creating an end-of-life plan. Listen in as we discuss what steps you can take to prepare yourself and your family, including:

  • Writing your wishes
  • Designating a ‘Payable on Death’ on your bank account
  • Sharing/receiving account passwords
  • Coping with grief and/or the prospect of death via psychedelic-assisted therapy, death meditations, and more

Press play now for helpful insights and, as always, let me know what you think!

Connect with Caroline Lee:
Website: HERE
TikTok: HERE 
Instagram: HERE

Connect with Organic Olivia:
My new Instagram HERE
Shop herbal formulas HERE
Blog HERE

 

Nov 29, 2022
S3E23: THE DOCTOR THAT CHANGED MY LIFE - preventing cognitive decline and insulin resistance, why muscle matters more than anything & the science behind a high-protein diet with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon
01:52:48

Today's guest, who has been my doctor for the last almost 6 years - is a physician with a passion for nutritional science and “muscle centric medicine” that has dedicated her life to helping ALL of us understand the importance of dietary protein.

She's going to cover:
✔️How muscle improves metabolic markers relevant to insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and PCOS - because skeletal muscle is our primary site for disposing of the glucose aka carbohydrates we eat in our diets (and if we don't have muscle, there's nowhere for it to go!),
✔️How this ties into the picture of preventing or delaying Alzheimer's, which is often called "type 3 diabetes of the brain"
✔️Why Alzheimer's starts 20+ years before it actually presents and is a disease of mid-life, not old age (plus what to do now in your 20s, 30s and 40s)
✔️Why muscle is an endocrine organ that just as important as your thyroid, and produces biochemistry-altering compounds just like the thyroid produces hormones!
✔️How muscle is essentially alive, and is a nutrient sensing organ - it quite literally senses the amino acids we consume via diet, and how this sensitivity decreases as we age
✔️What protein threshold per meal you need to build muscle
✔️The difference between plant and animal protein in terms of amino acid quality
✔️Why leucine is the most important amino acid and why we need more as we age
✔️How much protein you should be eating based on your body weight
✔️How hormone changes and menopauses affect this picture
✔️Why body composition matters and how excess adipose tissue affects the brain
✔️And EXACTLY what you can start doing TODAY to become healthier, sharper, and hormonally optimized as you age.

Connect with Dr. Lyon:

Website: HERE

Podcast: HERE

Instagram: HERE

Connect with Organic Olivia:

My new Instagram HERE

Shop herbal formulas HERE

Blog HERE

Nov 22, 2022
S3E22: HOW TO REVERSE YOUR (BIOLOGICAL) AGE — using “epigenetics”, food & herbs to change your genes and live longer with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald
01:13:12

This season of the podcast, I’ve been working to define vitality and well-being through a framework I call the “10 Pillars of Health.” While many health experts boast a profound sense of knowledge in one or two pillars specifically, my next guest — the acclaimed Dr. Kara Fitzgerald — is incredibly well-versed in all 10. 

Dr. Fitzgerald’s latest book, “Younger You: Reduce Your Bio Age and Live Longer, Better,” explores the science behind longevity and her discovery of a three-year reversal of biological aging, so you know I had to get the deets. In this revelatory conversation, we cover how the following can actually hack your epigenome: 

  • Methyl-donor nutrients (found in whole foods like beets, eggs, leafy greens, mushrooms, seeds, etc.)
  • Methylation adaptogens (quercetin, circumin, resveratrol, green tea, etc.)
  • Exercise
  • Sleep
  • Oxytocin release 

And more. As always, tune into the episode to dive deeper into these essential nuggets of information. And be sure to share your thoughts with me on IG: @shoporganicolivia.

Connect with Dr. Fitzgerald:

Website: HERE

Book: HERE

Instagram: HERE

Connect with Organic Olivia:

My new Instagram HERE

Shop herbal formulas HERE

Blog HERE

Thanks to our amazing sponsor Pique for supporting the show. You can access the generous offer using this link: piquelife.com/organicolivia

Nov 15, 2022
S3E21: BREAKING UP WITH CAFFEINE — why I decided to experiment, my journey with withdrawal & the benefits of life without coffee
01:37:31

This week on What’s the Juice Podcast, I’m diving into why I ultimately decided to experiment with giving up caffeine, how it impacts your mind and body (particularly from a Traditional Chinese Medicine standpoint), and how my life has changed without it thus far.

It hasn’t been the easiest journey, but it has truly allowed me to live my greatest, juiciest life. Listen in and discover some of the benefits I've experienced like better sleep, higher libido, and more stable moods (the list goes on). I get super specific with how I used minerals, vitamins, protein, and herbs to counter the withdrawal effects. 

As always, tune into the podcast for all of the juicy goodness, and be sure to share your thoughts with me on IG: @shoporganicolivia

Connect with Organic Olivia:

My new Instagram HERE

Shop herbal formulas HERE

12 Ways to quit caffeine blog article HERE

Nov 08, 2022
S3E20. YOUR BRAIN DETERMINES YOUR HORMONES (not your ovaries alone) - why nervous system regulation and our identities are key for physical health w/ Zesty Ginger
01:36:55

In this episode I’m sitting down with Megan Blacksmith and Dr. Alex Golden, the force behind Zesty Ginger, to talk about the power of subconsciousness and how brain chemistry is a deciding factor for everything in your daily life. After individually dealing with chronic hormonal imbalances, the duo developed what’s known as the Four Phase Cycle Approach to help women regain control over their health. In this episode, we had the opportunity to discuss an array of incredible topics, including everything from the irrefutable mind-body connection to seven practical steps you can take to “heal,” whatever that means to you.

A big focus of this episode is looking at how to account for your complete health while trying to achieve a specific goal. This is where the “Four Bodies” come in: Physical, Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual. In order to reach total fulfillment where happiness and wellness merge, you must nurture the mind-body connection. Simply put, you could take the most amazing supplements in the world, but if you’re not nourishing your mental health, the effort is futile. 

As always, tune into the podcast for all of the juicy goodness, and be sure to share your thoughts with me on IG: @shoporganicolivia. I can’t wait to hear what you think!

Connect with Megan and Dr. Alex:

Follow @zesty_ginger on Instagram

Website: www.zestyginger.com

Connect with Organic Olivia:

My new Instagram HERE

Shop herbal formulas HERE

Nov 01, 2022
S3E19. THE 4 "IMMUNE TYPES" + HOW TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM - Dr. Heather Moday, MD on optimizing immune function and lowering chronic inflammation
01:15:17

In this week’s episode, I had the utmost honor of chatting with Dr. Heather Moday about the complexity of the immune system and how we can help it function at its highest potential. Dr. Heather Moday is an acclaimed immunologist and functional medicine practitioner who has spent the last 25 years helping people like us take control of our lives by optimizing nutrition, lowering stress, and improving vitality. Turns out there are several tangible tools that we can implement into our daily lives to find balance. As you tune into the episode, I’ve created a simple outline for you to reference along the way. 

We cover:

  • Testing for inflammation
  • Fasting glucose levels 
  • C-reactive protein (which is more specific for inflammation)
  • Ferritin level (increases with inflammation) 
  • Homocysteine levels
  • The  four different types of immune functionality and how to find homeostasis in the body for each
  • Gut health and the immune system
  • Non-negotiable foods, vitamins, and minerals  for proper immune function
  • And so much more!

As always, tune into the episode to learn all of these essential nuggets of information. And be sure to share your thoughts with me on IG: @shoporganicolivia.

Connect with Dr. Heather Moday: 

Follow Dr. Moday on Instagram HERE

Website: https://modaycenter.com/

Connect with Organic Olivia:

My new Instagram HERE

Shop herbal formulas HERE

Oct 25, 2022
S3E18. ARE YOU MAL-ILLUMINATED? - using light as a tool for healing, what a lack of full-spectrum UV can do + how red light therapy can help with BioLight Founder Dr. Mike Belkowski
59:37

Did you know you might be mal-illuminated? If you’re not getting enough exposure to full-spectrum UV light (aka soaking up some sun), your cells might not be working as well as they should. Here to *enlighten* us about how our bodies use UV light and how red light therapy can be beneficial is physical therapist and founder/CEO of BioLight, Dr. Mike Belkowski. 

We’ll go over how red light and infrared light therapy works, some of the things it can be used for, and why we all probably need to get outside more. Let’s get juicy!

PS - Thanks to Dr. Mike, I started using a travel-sized red light device from his line called the Shine. I became a believer when my digestion was off the day we filmed this podcast, and he told me to put it directly on my stomach for 10 minutes and see if I felt a difference. Not only did my stomach ache get better – my mind felt calmer too, which he explained is because red light therapy works on the gut-brain axis. I’ve truly loved this device ever since and keep it next to my bed in case I wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep (a few minutes on my forehead or stomach works like a charm to calm my mind down). I’ve also used it for headaches and a mood boost in the winter months!

If you feel inspired after hearing about red light and want to try the same device I use, BioLight extended code ORGANICOLIVIA (all caps) for a discount on any of their products. 

Shop with code ORGANICOLIVIA: https://www.biolight.shop/?ref=oliviaamitrano

Connect with Dr. Mike Belkowski:

Follow @dr.mikebelkowski on IG

Follow @biolight.shop on IG

Visit the BioLight website

Recommended Reading:

The Ultimate Guide To Red Light Therapy by Ari Whitten

Oct 18, 2022
S3E17. ASK THE HERBALIST: A CONVO ABOUT VICES + HOW TO START EATING HEALTHY - tips for having a healthier relationship with substances from cannabis to caffeine & how to implement better eating habits without feeling overwhelmed
01:12:23

Every month on What’s The Juice Podcast, I’m doing a full episode dedicated to your personal health, wellness, and REAL LIFE questions that we receive through our hotline (929-591-6432 to leave a voicemail and be featured on our next one). This is my favorite series that we’ve done, not only because I get to connect with you guys & hear your voices, thoughts, questions, and struggles… but because it allows me to explore topics and get vulnerable about personal learning experiences that I wouldn’t normally cover but NEED to be shared. In this episode, I cover:

  • my “holistic” view of addiction in general from a root cause, nervous system perspective (due to my personal experience)
  • neutrality and curiosity vs. judgment
  • how to examine your relationship with ANY substance (whether nicotine, caffeine, other stimulants, sugar, food, cannabis, etc) with an eye of compassion for the ‘body wisdom’ aka: thank you body for finding a way to cope — can we dig deeper on what purpose this substance is serving so we can find the root?
  • nicotine and the connection to ADHD + how with most things, we’re likely self-medicating!
  • the traditional herbalism view on smoking, the lungs, grief, and herbal substitutes that calm “wind”/tension + regulate the nervous system
  • my personal journey with cannabis, caffeine, and food/sugar as my coping mechanisms of choice
  • the connection to dopamine and dietI also answer another listener question about where to start when eating healthy feels complicated and overwhelming, plus tips on finding purpose and fulfillment when life feels out of control.

A juicy offer from our sponsor, Pique Tea:

Limited Time Special Offer: Get 5% off + a FREE blooming tea pouch (containing 20 premium tea samples) when you buy 2+ cartons of their Daily Radiance. Link: piquelife.com/organicolivia with code ORGANICOLIVIA. Note: Offer only works with the link above

Connect with Organic Olivia:

My new Instagram HERE

Shop herbal formulas HERE

Oct 11, 2022
S3E16. SO YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT HAVING A BABY - how to “prepare the palace” and nourish your womb for a pregnancy journey + tips to support yourself as a new mom with Dr. Kara MoraMarco-Kendrick
01:14:02

Welcome back to Dr. Kara MoraMarco-Kendrick: a Doctor of Acupuncture (DAOM), a board-certified California Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc), and the owner of Aculand in Los Angeles.

As a new mom, Kara is ready to share all the juice when it comes to preconception nourishment, pregnancy survival tips, and postpartum wisdom. In this episode, we’re chatting about how to “prepare the palace” before conception and all the things you can do to set yourself up for a positive journey, all the way to delivery. I love Dr. Kara’s holistic perspective as a practitioner, plus all of the tips from her personal experience that she has to share. Let’s get juicy!

Connect with Olivia:

New Instagram HERE

Herbal formulas and Teas HERE

Connect with Dr. Kara:

Follow @dr.kara.aculand on IG

Visit the Aculand website

Check out our Season 1 interview with Dr. Kara

Herbal DIYs:

Dr. Kara’s pregnancy tea

How to make a mineral-rich herbal infusion

Oct 04, 2022
S3E15. WHY BACTERIA IS THE BEST BEAUTICIAN - how to stop stripping your skin and oral microbiome + get your best skin ever with Living Libations founder Nadine Artemis
01:24:01

This season is all about getting in touch with, listening to, and supporting your body—and that includes your skin. Did you know your skincare routine might actually be damaging your skin or preventing it from doing its job?

Here to help us pare down our routine to let our skin microbiome thrive is the lovely Nadine Artemis. Nadine is the creator of the natural beauty & lifestyle brand Living Libations and author of ​​Renegade Beauty and Holistic Dental Care: The Complete Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums.

Nadine will explain:

- why feeding and protecting our topical microbiome is the way to healthy skin

- why we're simply "hosts to a bacterial banquet" and need to preserve those little guys for long term, inside-out beauty

- why we don't just have one microbiome, we have different and unique types (oral, vgaginal, ear nose throat, gut, skin); and how the microbiome of the face is completely different from the palms or armpits

- how to "let bacteria be the beautician" and stop stripping our skin so we can build back up the bugs we were meant to have

- what products strip the microbiome and how to "stop, seal, and seed" to repopulate our bugs

- why oil cleansing is the best thing you can do for your skin and how to do it properly

- why our skin was designed to function and thrive with a healthy amount of exposure to sunlight

- the difference between getting real sun and supplementing Vitamin D + why we need all the wavelengths for our Vitamin D receptors and mitochondria

- how to avoid sunburn and sun damage by supporting your mitochondria with key nutrients, red light therapy, and gradual sun exposure

- everything you need to know about microbiome-friendly oral care

- how the lymphatic system interacts with our gums and teeth, and why brushing our gums and caring for the lymph within the mouth is key

- Nadine's 7 steps to a healthier oral microbiome

- how putting therapeutic oils on your floss can help deliver therapeutic ingredients to your gums + in between your teeth!

Let’s get juicy!

This episode is sponsored by my friends at Pique! For 5% off plus a free gift use code organicolivia HERE

Connect with Olivia:

New Instagram HERE

Herbal formulas and Teas HERE

Connect with Nadine:
Shop Living Libations HERE
with my code ORGANICOLIVIA for 15% off

Follow @nadineartemisofficial on IG

Follow @livinglibationsofficial on IG

Discover the dminder app

Read the book Light: Medicine of the Future by Jacob Liberman, OD, PhD

Sep 27, 2022
S3E14. WHY AUTOIMMUNITY IS ON THE RISE - root cause solutions + a refreshing take on both physical and emotional contributors with “Hashimoto’s Healer” Marc Ryan
01:33:55

Autoimmune disease, including Hashimoto’s, seems to be on the rise these days. Why are autoimmune issues so common, what factors influence their development, and—most importantly—how can we best support our bodies on a root cause level? 

Here to help us answer those questions is Marc Ryan, also known as “Hashimoto’s Healer,” a licensed acupuncturist & herbalist, author of two books on Hashimoto’s, and functional medicine expert. 

Marc is going to break down:

- the best diet for autoimmune disease (especially thyroid conditions)

- the true root causes of autoimmune imbalances from a functional medicine perspective

- Traditional Chinese Medicine’s (TCM) take on what organs and meridians are affected, and how to help

- why each gland in the body (pineal, pituitary, thyroid) has an emotional and spiritual aspect relating to everything from feeling like we’re part of a community, to speaking our truth, to having a deep sense of purpose

- why TCM's pattern of "Liver Qi Stagnation" is important to understand with all autoimmune disease (and how the sun actually supports our liver meridian)

- why circadian rhythm is important for autoimmunity and the liver

- how to keep a food journal to understand what foods may be triggering imbalances in your gut microbiome (and why noting emotional reactions like feeling down after certain foods or tension in  your jaw is just as important as physical reactions)

- why social connection plays a major role in thyroid and all autoimmune disorders

- why being a part of the cycle of your food (soil->plate->compost), instead of being disconnected from its origin, matters for your gut health just as much as what you eat

I love this episode because Marc is so knowledgeable about the tangible things we can do in terms of diet, gut health, and reducing inflammation -- and yet he isn’t afraid to get a little spiritual and explore the intangible things that drain the human spirit and end up manifesting physically. Let’s get juicy! 

Connect with Olivia:

New Instagram HERE

Herbal formulas and Teas  HERE

Connect with Marc Ryan:

Follow @hashimotoshealer on IG

Visit his website

Read his book: The Hashimoto's Healing Diet

Related:

The Scientific 7-Minute Workout

Sep 20, 2022
S3E13. HOW TO FIND YOUR SOUL’S PURPOSE - Nikki Novo on strengthening intuition, clearing your energy + identifying your true purpose (beyond what you do for work!)
01:41:27

Have you ever wondered what your purpose is in this life? Like, what would make your soul the happiest and most fulfilled? This week’s guest has a way for us all to find out.

I’m thrilled for you all to meet best-selling author, spiritual teacher, and intuitive healer Nikki Novo. She’s teaching us the basics of tapping into our own energy, learning (or remembering) our soul’s purpose, and how to start living a heart-centered life. Let’s get juicy!

Thank you so much to Sunwink for sponsoring this episode! Use code ORGANICOLIVIA for 10% off HERE

Connect with Nikki Novo:

Follow @nikkinovo on IG

Visit her website

Recommended Reading:

Journey of Souls by Dr. Michael Newton

Sacred Contracts by Caroline Myss

Stop Missing Your Life by Cory Muscara

Sep 06, 2022
S3E12. ASK THE HERBALIST: MY COMPLETE GUIDE TO HYPOTHYROIDISM - the 6 labs you need, herbs and medications, nutrient deficiencies, food therapy & how to advocate for yourself
01:35:59

Welcome to the very first Ask the Herbalist episode! This week, I’m answering your questions on hypothyroidism, thyroid support, and more. As someone who has experienced thyroid issues firsthand, I know how frustrating it is to experience symptoms, to get a diagnosis, and then to be left wondering how to deal with this condition for the rest of your life.

On the flip side, I also know from firsthand experience just how empowering it is to be able to support your thyroid hormones and actually notice positive changes. In this ep, I’ll share what I’ve learned about nourishing your thyroid hormones through diet, lifestyle, & herbs + how to advocate for yourself in a doctor’s office and more. Let’s get juicy! 

Shop ThyroPro: https://www.organicolivia.com/products/thyropro

Use code THYRO10 for 10% off during the month of September.

Thyroid labs: https://www.amymyersmd.com/article/thyroid-test-results/

How to check your basal body temp: HERE

Recommended reading - Stop the Thyroid Madness II: https://amzn.to/3coWqyB  

Read blog post (contains links to scientific studies on nutrients): HERE

CALL US What’s the Juice Hotline: 929-591-6432

Aug 30, 2022
S3E11. PARENTING OUR KIDS AND OURSELVES W/ BOUNDARIES + SELF REFLECTION - Dr. Siggie on using intuition, curiosity, and patience to approach our relationships with kids, adults, and our inner child
01:34:31

This is the episode we didn’t know we needed– EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT A PARENT! I took so much value from this convo with Dr. Siggie Cohen because although she is a renowned parenting expert… what she’s really teaching us today is how to be a compassionate, boundaried human that knows how to meet another human (big or little) exactly where they are. 

Parenting is one of the most challenging tasks we can take on; partially because raising a tiny creature with really big emotions takes a LOT of patience and energy, but also because of the way our reactions to those big emotions tell us about how we’re parenting our own inner child.

Dr. Siggie is a child and family therapist with over 35 years of experience. As a parenting expert who works with toddlers through teens, Dr. Siggie covers how best to connect with your kids in a way that benefits both you and them. By putting our egos aside and consistently asking “what’s underneath the surface of the conflict in front of me?,” we can experience healthier interactions with not only our children, but within all other relationships in our lives.

“Your goal is not to make your child's life easy, it's to show them they can do hard things.” Dr. Siggie believes that you don’t always want your child to be happy— in fact, they MUST learn to not only recognize but sit with other emotions as well (like frustration, jealousy, boredom and disappointment) in order to function through life’s challenges. By teaching our kids to be mindful and accepting of the full spectrum of difficulty and joy, we actually protect them from dismissing, denying, or being overtaken by any one of these complex feelings.

Likewise, when we’re feeling unhappy ourselves (perhaps we’ve “failed” at an important project or made a major mistake), Dr. Siggie talks us through how to both practice and model productive, solution-oriented self-reflection, using every bump in the road as a learning opportunity for ourselves and the little ones that look up to us.

Whether you have kids, are thinking about having kids, or simply want to reparent yourself, these tips should help you foster healthier relationships with yourself, your kids, and others in your life. Let’s get juicy!

Connect with Dr. Siggie Cohen:

Follow @dr.siggie on IG

Follow @parenting.with.dr.siggie on TikTok

Visit her website

Connect with Organic Olivia:

My new Instagram HERE

Shop my herbal formulas HERE

Try Rosehip Relief HERE


Recommended Reading:

The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga

Aug 23, 2022
S310. STOP SAYING NO TO YOURSELF - Liz Moody on perspective shifts, lifestyle changes, and everyday habits for a happier, healthier life
01:05:54

Perspective is everything. How we see the world and what’s happening in our lives can absolutely affect our reality. But with simple shifts in our thought patterns and our daily habits, we can shape our worlds for the better. 

How? Enter: Liz Moody. This week’s guest is a healthy cookbook author, magazine editor, wellness blogger, and host of the Healthier Together podcast. And she’s got tons of tricks to share—learned from personal experience, research, and having therapists for parents (and in-laws!). 

From a 10-minute habit each morning to some everyday mindset shifts to communication tips, there’s SO MUCH packed into this ep! Let’s get juicy!

P.S. Catch me on Liz’s podcast Healthier Together on August 17th 

 

Connect with Liz Moody:

Follow @lizmoody on IG

Visit her website

Check out her podcast

Connect with Organic Olivia:

My new Instagram HERE

Shop my herbal formulas HERE

Aug 16, 2022
S309. HOW SOLO TRAVELING HELPED ME REDISCOVER CONFIDENCE - 9 takeaways from my first solo trip + thoughts on independence
01:41:08

My London recap is here! This ep is extra special because it wasn’t planned at all. You all had just shared so many thoughtful comments, messages, and hotline voicemails with me about my solo trip to London that I knew I had to share everything I learned with you. If you didn’t already know, I recently went on my very first solo vacation to London, and it was nothing short of life-changing. It was TRULY the greatest thing I’ve ever done for my soul and spirit.

Tune in to hear what time spent alone in my favorite city in the world taught me. Maybe it’ll even inspire you to plan a trip of your own! Let’s get juicy!

Convo Cards:

We’re Not Really Strangers

Liz Moody’s Healthier Together Deck

What’s the Juice Voicemail Hotline:

929-591-6432

Aug 09, 2022
S308. IT’S NOT THE STRESS YOU FEEL, IT’S THE STRESS YOU AVOID - Kelly McGonigal, PhD on rewiring your brain live with, learn from, and even appreciate stress
01:29:23

Not all stress is bad stress. 

We’ve been taught to avoid and reduce stress as much as we possibly can—but maybe we’ve been approaching it all wrong. What if we could reframe the stress life throws at us into an opportunity for change or growth or connection? 

This week’s guest, Kelly McGonigal, PhD is a bestselling author, psychologist, and educator, who’s here to help us find the upside of stress. She’s teaching us how stress affects our body, how our mindset can help influence that effect, and how we can harness our stress responses for good. Let’s get juicy!

A juicy offer from our sponsor, Pique Tea:

Connect with Kelly McGonigal:

Visit her website

Watch her TED Talk

Follow @kellymariemcgonigal on IG

Connect with Organic Olivia:

My new Instagram HERE

Shop herbal formulas HERE

Aug 02, 2022
S3E07. HOW TO GIVE YOUR BODY A “SOFTWARE UPDATE” - the art of updating your physical body on emotional breakthroughs for better lymphatic drainage, emotional release, and brain-body connection w/ Julie Tracy
01:45:02

Later this season, you’ll hear an ep about why I gave up caffeine—and how I needed to hold a “funeral” for my caffeine addiction, convincing all parts of my body that coffee needed to go. This week’s guest is the reason for that powerful moment, she sat with me while I layed on her table and finally let my dependency go! Julie Tracy is a craniosacral therapist, visceral manipulator, and lymphatic drainage therapist. She's also an integral part of my personal healing journey. If you remember my 28th birthday “dose of self-awareness” episode, Julie helped me to reconnect with my body and my heart during a time when I was feeling extremely lost and disconnected, by talking me through an exercise where I quite literally spoke to my organs (and had a campfire with them). Julie helps people release tension and emotions while teaching them how to fully connect with every part of their body. On the pod this week, she’ll share actionable ways and exercises to reestablish a brain-body connection, while teaching us how to communicate with our organs and get in tune with what our bodies need. Get ready to give yourself (and every individual part of you) a big hug. Let’s get juicy!

Julie’s Instagram HERE

Julie's Website HERE (two offices in Stamford, CT & Fairfield, CT)

My new Instagram HERE

Shop herbal formulas HERE

Recommended Reading:

Feelings Buried Alive Never Die by Karol Kuhn Truman

Your Inner Physician and You by John E. Upledger


Find a therapist: The Chikly Health Institute

Jul 26, 2022
S3E06. HOW TO FIX YOUR PERIOD - how to support your hormones, improve your period symptoms, and feel better for free with “Period Girl” Nicole Jardim
01:17:42

We all know one thing our periods (or lack thereof) can tell us: whether or not we’re pregnant. But this week’s guest is Nicole Jardim (aka “Period Girl”) is here to teach us that mensturation tells us SO much more about our overall health. Nicole is a certified Women’s Health Coach, author of the book Fix Your Period, and host of The Period Party podcast. In this episode, we cover how and why to track your periods, what they don’t tell you about birth control, why ovulation is important for overall health, plus we're giving you three free ways you support your hormones - TODAY. Let’s get juiiiicy!

Nicole’s Instagram HERE 

Nicole's Podcast HERE

My new Instagram HERE

Shop herbal formulas HERE




Jul 19, 2022
S3E05. BEYOND BIRTH CONTROL - tracking your menstrual cycle, reproductive empowerment + ways to take control of your fertility and health with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack
01:23:03

This week’s guest is Lisa Hendrickson-Jack. Lisa is the creator of the Fertility Friday blog & podcast and the best-selling author of The Fifth Vital Sign. She is a certified Fertility Awareness Educator and a Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner. This conversation is a reminder that our bodies are powerful and remarkable, and they are expert communicators. We just have to learn to be better listeners. So honored to share my conversation with Lisa as she walks us through the basics of tracking fertility and so many tips for supporting menstrual health. 

Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or avoid it, this method might just change your life. No hormones, no pills, no side effects—just you TRULY getting to know how your body works.

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Jul 12, 2022
S304. HOW TO GET “UNSTUCK” AND MOVE YOUR LIVER QI - a Chinese Medicine breakdown with real life tips for hormones, PMS, frustration, and emotional waves
01:04:26

Got hormone complaints? Feeling super frustrated and bloated before your period? Does it sometimes feel like you’re ‘stuck’ in life and can’t quite see your vision for the future or how to execute it? Is alcohol feeling harder and harder on your body as you get older? Let’s talk about the Liver meridian in Chinese Medicine, and how something called “Liver Qi Stagnation” affects us all today because of our modern, fast-paced, often stressful lives. We’ve got you with a full breakdown AND the antidote — ways to help your Liver Qi flow free and smooth, so that you feel more emotionally balanced, have better periods, and can let out your anger and emotions in a healthier way when stressed. Plus, we’ve got an extra special guest from Team OO this week – our Director of Digital Marketing, Mina Hadjian is on the mic with me to help translate this complex TCM convo to real-life situations – like a friend in the room with us that always asks the best questions :) We’re talking about why Liver Qi Stagnation is so common, how it’s connected to your hormones, what signs to look out for, and what happens if you ignore your body’s signals and let things fester. Most importantly, you’ll walk away with tangible steps to help support your liver and hormones. Let’s get juicy!

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Jul 05, 2022
S3E03. BEANS, HIGH CORTISOL AND CAFFEINE - how beans can bind and lower stress hormones + breaking down the biochemistry with “Bean Queen” Karen Hurd
01:16:17

There’s one thing that can help support your liver in clearing toxicants and excess hormones  more than anything on this planet. It’s not a cleanse, it’s not an herb, but the time-tested longevity-boosting food as medicine: BEANS. As the richest natural source of soluble fiber, beans are truly the magical “fruit,” but what’s really happening on a cellular level when we up our fiber? How do beans even bind to those toxins in the first place? How can they also lower the dreaded stress hormone, cortisol, with their binding power?! I’m excited to follow up our Season 2 convo with Unique Hammond with this week’s episode.

Get ready to meet Unique’s mentor & the “Bean Queen” herself: biochemist & nutritionist Karen Hurd. We’re talking about exactly *how* soluble fiber removes toxins from the body (including where, why and how your body releases the bile they’re contained within), how many health concerns it can improve (including endometriosis and PCOS), and how easy it is to incorporate this healing tool into your daily life. Psst: This is the convo that inspired me and my producer to give up caffeine—find out why and the strong opinions Karen has to express about stress hormones and our daily cup of joe. Let’s get juicy!

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Jun 28, 2022
S3E02. FROM WELLNESS EXTREMES TO A HEALTHY FOUNDATION - why getting back to basics, saying no to fads and fueling our bodies is the medicine women need with Nina Passero, FDN-P
02:20:47

Today I sat down with one of my best friends Nina Passero, FDN-P, to have a raw conversation about everything from the importance of eating breakfast for hormones, to the risks of birth control and the importance of self-advocacy, to the ugly truths of some of the toughest moments we experienced while struggling with our health and searching for answers. Nina went through one of the most difficult chronic health journeys I’ve witnessed: from PCOS to gastritis, extreme hair loss, endless food intolerances, gut infections, fatigue and brain fog – and yet never stopped digging for the root causes and remedies that would actually make a lasting difference. After trying every health fad and extreme in the book, from raw veganism to an “orange fast” to autoimmune elimination diets, today she’s the healthiest she’s ever been after blocking out the noise and focusing on what she calls the “foundational basics”: food-as-medicine staples that helped to heal her gut, fueling her body frequently enough (and with the right nutrient without restriction), and doing some deep emotional work that helped to build her stress-management + mindset toolbox. Nina has been able to transform her hardships into invaluable wisdom, becoming a talented functional practitioner who helps women around the world achieve food freedom, balance, hormone and gut health.

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Jun 21, 2022
S3E01. YOUR BLOOD SUGAR MATTERS MORE THAN YOU THINK - the impact of glucose levels on hormones, weight, energy and more + 5 hacks with Glucose Goddess
01:13:38

Did you know that 90% of healthy, non-diabetics experience harmful blood glucose spikes from common foods like breakfast cereals? And that no matter how optimal your fasted labs are, the extent of your blood sugar fluctuations throughout the day can determine the health of your hormones and inflammation? That means blood sugar matters for all of us, and there’s so much you can do to balance it *today,* without spending a dime. What if we told you you could regulate your glucose levels, increase your energy, burn more fat, reduce sugar cravings, experience more regular cycles, improve your skin health, and so much more…all while still getting to eat the things you love? Well, it’s possible to have your cake and eat it, too—and this week’s guest is spilling (almost) all of her easy food hacks (along with the science to back them up) to help get your body back on track. You’re not gonna want to miss the absolutely
delightful Glucose Goddess herself, biochemist Jessie Inchauspé. Let’s get juicy!

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Jun 14, 2022
[BONUS EP] MEET THE HERB: ROSE MEDICINE - why rose is the heart opening herb of the year, here to heal the collective after a period of grief + change
01:04:13

Rose: the herb that shows us how to feel again. Coming 2/12/22 on organicolivia.com

Blogs mentioned in this episode:

The Year of the Rose: Rose Benefits in Herbal Medicine

Rose Petals for Liver Qi Stagnation + Hormone Health in Chinese Medicine

What Are Shen Tonics? Herbs That Settle a Lost Sprit + Restless Heart

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Feb 09, 2022
S2E21. A DOSE OF SELF-AWARENESS - the story of my 28th birthday smack in the face feat. Nick, psilocybin mushrooms and 3 weeks off work
01:53:55

2020 and 2021 changed my entire perspective on life, and I think I'm learning how to human again. In this ep, I’m joined by my fiancé Nick to talk about the incredible, challenging, eye-opening awakening that I went through during three weeks away from work and social media. We’re talking about how your life’s work isn’t just the job you do, how your perception of self can sometimes smack you in the face, and how two specific books combine with psilocybin mushrooms resulted in a world of realizations for me. Let’s get juicy !

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Nov 15, 2021
S2E20. FROM MENTAL ILLNESS TO MENTAL WELLNESS - Dr. Amen talks brain scans, why SSRIs work for some and not others, grief, essential oils, THC + more!
51:34

Mental health IS physical health. Period. This week, we’re joined by Dr. Daniel Amen—psychiatrist, brain health expert, and bestselling author. We’re talking about brain scan technology that can literally show us what mental health looks like; the effects of SSRIs, marijuana, and alcohol on the brain; grief & depression; essential oils; and so much more. Let’s get juicy and make brain health cool!

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Nov 08, 2021
S2E19. THE SUN & SHADOW SIDE OF YOUR SIGN -chatting intuitive astrology, life lessons, and her Lyme Disease + bee venom therapy journey w/ Lily Ashwell
01:03:08

One of the best lessons in life is discovering that you are not tied to any singular path—it’s never too late to change your course. This week’s guest is artist and creative expander Lily Ashwell. Former clothing designer turned intuitive astrologist and oracle card creator, she’s the embodiment of pursuing your heart’s calling. We’ll start with the wake-up call that led to a drastic career change and end with breaking down the best and most…shall we say...complicated traits of each astrology sign. Let’s get juicy!

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Nov 01, 2021
S2E18. VISION IS MORE THAN 20/20 - a mind blowing convo on why your personality, worldview + more relates to your eyesight with behavioral optometrist Dr. Bessler
58:57

Vision is so much more than just seeing what's in front of you. It's about your eyes (which are part of your brain outside of your head) seeing the world, your goals, and processing the way you relate to others. Beyond that, vision "issues" are more than blurry letters, 20/20, or astigmatism, and can actually involve the way that your eyes either work together or fight each other, creating extra stress in your brain! I am so excited for you all to listen to this mind blowing conversation, because this guest is my very own eye doctor who has changed my life and the way I see things... LITERALLY. Meet Behavioral Optometrist Dr. Marni Bessler and get the juice on why vision is connected to things like ADHD, posture and personality, plus what vision struggles can tell us about the way your brain solves problems. "Vision is not just something that happens to us—it’s something we create once the info gets into our brain.”

Complete show notes are HERE
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Oct 25, 2021
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
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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!

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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!

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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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!


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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.
 
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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

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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!

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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
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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
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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 and PCOS
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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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

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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!

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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 

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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.
 
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!)

 

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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!

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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
41:10

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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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