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Author: 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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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. Connect with Olivia HERE Connect with Kat HERE Shop Organic Olivia formulas HERE Read full length show notes HERE 
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! Connect with Olivia HERE Connect with Traci HERE Shop Organic Olivia formulas HERE Read full length show notes HERE 
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. Connect with Olivia HERE Shop Organic Olivia formulas HERE Read full length show notes HERE 
*PROMOCODE: use LYMPHATIC15 for 15% off Digestive Juice and Not Your Average Probiotic on my site: https://www.organicolivia.com/* #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.  To connect with Lisa click HERE  To connect with Olivia click HERE To read the full show notes click HERE Watch the full self lymphatic massage tutorial HERE “Everything is everything and... the problem is not always the problem”
This is the last week to use code WHATSTHEJUICE for 15% off my herbal formulas Peace Juice and Adrenal Recovery: www.organicolivia.com/shop 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) Connect with Olivia HERE: www.organicolivia.com Connect with Danielle HERE: https://daniellepaige.com/
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. Connect with Olivia HERE Connect with Tana HERE You can support the show and get 15 % off Peace Juice and Adrenal Recovery with code 'whatsthejuice' https://www.organicolivia.com/shop/
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. LINKS: @Organic_Olivia Dr. Z Meditation Circles: http://acuvidaacupuncture.com/events-1 Chart for acupressure: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324699.php Lupus Alternative Therapies That Work: https://www.amazon.com/Lupus-Alternative-Therapies-That-Work/dp/0892818891 Full Article: https://www.organicolivia.com/?p=154260
*LISTENER OFFER* Use code 'whatsthejuice' for 15% off Peace Juice and my Adrenal Recovery Formula :) 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. Links Mentioned in the Show: Our mutual teacher Dr. Jody Noe who also specializes in integrative cancer care: https://www.drjodyenoe.com/ Quadruple-tested green tea screened for heavy metals: Pique Tea Our favorite hormone test that utilizes urine and saliva and covers estrogen detox pathways: https://dutchtest.com/ Water Filter: Berkey Filters Dr. G’s Post on Protein Powders Dr. Jolene Brighten, a naturopathic doctor and hormone expert who we love: https://www.instagram.com/drjolenebrighten/ Dr. Brighten’s Book (must-read): Beyond the Pill  The Toxins That Affected Your Great-Grandparents Could Be In Your Genes: read article You are what your grandmother ate (Intergenerational impacts of prenatal nourishment): via Science Daily Casomorphins in dairy: study
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!    Get to know me here: www.organicolivia.com @organic_olivia https://www.youtube.com/user/Orga
**Podcast Offer** Use code whatsthejuice for 15% off Peace Juice and my Adrenal Recovery Formula as a thank you for listening. 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.  Links: The Brain That Changes Itself: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Brain_that_Changes_Itself My Flow Balance formula: https://www.organicolivia.com/product/flow-balance/ My teacher, the incredible Claudia Keel: http://www.earthflower.org/ My articles about the brain’s growth hormone and how to support brain health: 9 Ways To Naturally Increase Your Brain’s Growth Hormone How Leg Muscle Protects Your Brain via BDNF My Brain Juice formula for brain health and BDNF support: Brain Juice Brain detox & jaw clenching connection: DR. SARAH CARNES on Brain Detox via Melatonin My favorite blue-light-blocking glasses: Swanwick Sleep Blue Light Blocking Phone Screen Flux Software for your computer to protect your eyes from blue light
Comments (4)

londra

such an important episode! 💕

Feb 18th
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Amelie O'Connell

I love these conversations sooo friggin much. I learn so much every week and I feel like I'm right there in the room with you, nodding along and saying "yes!" or "thank you!" hahaha. Honestly, though. Thank you so much!

Feb 18th
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Authentictalks WithShanta

Good stuff!!

Feb 17th
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Jessica

WOW! This was so eye opening for me...especially the part of the allergy/asthma issue related to childhood trauma...BINGO! 🤯 Mind was blown. Would really love to hear about infertility the next time Dr. Z is back. 🙏

Jan 20th
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