67 episodes

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.

What's The Juice Olivia Amitrano

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 1.8K Ratings

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.

    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

    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

    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

    • 1 hr 14 min
    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

    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

    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

    • 1 hr 24 min
    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

    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

    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

    • 1 hr 33 min
    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!)

    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!)

    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

    • 1 hr 41 min
    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

    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

    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

    • 1 hr 35 min
    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

    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

    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

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

marinayt ,

What a powerful podcast

Olivia asks beautiful compassionate questions and also love that she shares her heart and her truth. I loved the episode on the mother wound

Traces Of Love ,

More Than Herbal Medicine

6 years ago, I found Olivia on YouTube while I was desperately trying to find the comfort and guidance I needed to heal my thyroid. I had so many different problems that needed to be addressed and though I was under the care of an endocrinologist and was seeing a naturopath, I knew something was missing. The herbal remedies from my naturopath worked so well but I was struggling to maintain the regimen due to family finances. After listening to her story, I had an overwhelming gut feeling that not only did this girl know what she was talking about but that she was more than a friendly guide to health and well-being. Though I can’t claim to be her friend nor her mine, Olivia rounds out every single episode with so much dedication and care that it’s hard not to feel like part of the family in a sense.

Whether you’re looking to manage PCOS, thyroid problems, gut issues, or you just really need someone to be there and offer emotional support and education, Organic Olivia covers it all. There is no one size fits all when it comes to her guidance to herbal medicine and she is careful to dive deep into every possibility and need before she shares her endless wealth of information. The best part is that she will ignite your inner child through curiosity, and that alone will keep you chasing every clue she leaves for you to heal yourself.

I hope you find her podcast as energizing and healing as I have. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Thanks Olivia for your hard work and care. I don’t know where I’d be without you. Truly.

All my love and best wishes for your podcast and business!!

-Kaela

izzyaryabaer ,

New Favorite Podcast

I haven’t listened to the first two seasons; I just discovered Organic Olivia and the podcast this year. The third season is incredible. I’ve listened to many episodes, but I especially loved the glucose episode (has changed my life), and the beans / hormones / caffeine episode. I also love with Olivia has Nick on the podcast with her; y’all are great. I have learned SO MUCH about my body and just in general listening to Olivia’s podcast. Keep up the great work!

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