Dr. Julie Tran-Olive, ND, LAc

Dr. Julie Tran-Olive, ND, L.Ac, is a renowned naturopathic doctor, author, and researcher dedicated to a holistic approach to healing. Born and raised in San Jose, CA, Dr. Tran-Olive developed a passion for the field of psychology early on. She pursued her undergraduate studies at The University of Redlands in CA, earning a BA in Psychology.

Educational Background

During her time as an undergraduate, Dr. Tran-Olive interned at the Loma Linda Behavioral Medical Center, where she served as a Behavioral Health Specialist. It was during this experience that she realized the importance of holistic healing and the need to explore alternative avenues for well-being.

Inspired by the idea that healing involves more than just altering brain chemistry, Dr. Tran-Olive decided to embark on a career in naturopathic medicine. She believed that addressing the whole person—body, mind, and spirit—was essential for true healing.

Driven by this philosophy, she traveled to Bridgeport, Connecticut, to pursue her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and two master’s degrees—one in Human Nutrition and the other in Acupuncture—from the University of Bridgeport.

Comprehensive Professional Training

Deepening her commitment to the concept of food as medicine, Dr. Tran-Olive trained under the guidance of Dr. Peter D’Adamo, ND, the author of the New York Times Bestseller, “Eat Right for Your Type” (The Blood Type Diet), at the prestigious D’Adamo Clinic. During her time there, she also became a Fellow of the Institute for Human Individuality (FIFHI), further expanding her knowledge and expertise.

After extensive study and training, Dr. Tran-Olive returned to her hometown of San Jose, CA, where she completed her Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from Five Branches University. She integrated the principles of TCM and acupuncture into her
practice, enriching her ability to provide comprehensive care to her patients.

A Passion for Research and Writing

As an avid researcher and clinician, Dr. Tran-Olive is passionate about staying up to date with the latest treatment methods and sharing her knowledge with patients. She has authored numerous articles and is the author of the eBook “The Best Book on Naturopathy,” a comprehensive guide for aspiring naturopathic doctors.

Dr. Tran-Olive’s passion and expertise have earned her recognition as in international bestselling author. She is a featured author in “Asian Women Trailblazers Who Boss Up,” a book that celebrates the achievements of inspirational Asian women. Additionally, she
authored “Acupuncture Awakenings,” a powerful resource that explores the origins, principles, and benefits of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, highlighting their potential to promote holistic health and well-being.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Tran-Olive’s impressive educational background and dedication to holistic healing have earned her several certifications and affiliations. She is NCCAOM certified (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) and holds the title of CNS (Certified Nutrition Specialist) from the CBNS (Certification Board for Nutrition Specialist). Furthermore, she is a Fellow of IfHI (Institute for Human Individuality).

Dr. Tran-Olive is an active member of various professional organizations and associations, including the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), where she serves on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and the Science
Affairs Committee.

She has previously served on the Board of Directors for AANP. She also serves on the DEI Panel for Business Networking International (BNI) USA. She is a member of ASDAH (Association of Size Diversity and Health), Food As Medicine Global (FAMG), CSOMA (California State Oriental Medical Association), where she serves at the Vice President, Treasurer, and chair of the Continuing Education and Events Committee and CNDA (California Naturopathic Doctor’s Association), where she chairs the Donor and Development Committee.

Furthermore, Dr. Tran-Olive is involved with Herban Health and Acupuncturist Without Boarders, both non-profit organizations dedicated to providing and promoting community-based holistic healthcare to the medically underserved population in the
San Francisco Bay Area and globally throughout the world. She actively contributes to both organization’s missions.

Dr. Tran-Olive is deeply committed to the principles of Health At Every Size® (HAES). She firmly believes in promoting body positivity and inclusivity, recognizing that health and well-being can be achieved at any size. As a member ASDAH, she actively
contributes to the organization’s vision of creating a world that celebrates bodies of all shapes and sizes, where body weight is no longer a source of discrimination.

Dr. Julie’s Mission

Through her work as a naturopathic doctor, author, and researcher, Dr. Tran-Olive strives to empower individuals to embrace their bodies and focus on holistic well-being rather than adhering to societal beauty standards. She promotes the understanding that
health is multifaceted and encompasses physical, mental, and emotional aspects, independent of body size or shape.

Dr. Julie Tran-Olive is a true trailblazer in the field of naturopathic medicine. With her comprehensive education, extensive training, and innovative approach to healing, she strives to merge traditional medicine with natural remedies for optimal holistic well-being. Her commitment to whole person healing and her dedication to helping
individuals achieve a natural state of health serve as an inspiration to her patients and colleagues alike.

Education and Training

BA Psychology University of Redlands 2002
MS Human Nutrition University of Bridgeport 2007
MS Acupuncture University of Bridgeport 2008
ND Doctorate Naturopathic Medicine University of Bridgeport 2007
MTCM Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine Five Branches University 2010

NCCAOM certified (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
CNS (Certified Nutrition Specialist from the CBNS (Certification Board for Nutrition Specialist)
Fellow of IfHI (Institute for Human Individuality)

Dr. Tran-Olive is a member of:

AANP (American Association of Naturopathic Physicians)  serves on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and the Science Affairs Committee, and has previously served on the Board of Directors 

ASDAH  Association of Size Diversity and Health 

CSOMA and serves on the Board of Directors and is the Vice President, Treasurer, as well as Chair of the CE & Events Committee

CNDA (California Naturopathic Doctor’s Association) and is Chair of the Donor and Development Committee

FAMG (Food As Medicine Global) was the inaugural speaker soon after the launch of the organization

Herban Health (a non-profit providing and promoting community-based holistic healthcare to the medically underserved in the San Francisco Bay Area)

Business Builders (Business Networking International) and serves on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Panel for BNI USA

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians logo Dr. Julie Tran-Olive was recently featured in the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians newsletter! In the “Member Spotlight,” Dr. Julie shares her personal story on how she decided to choose the path to becoming a naturopathic doctor. She also gives insights regarding her passion for helping others and more. To read this great article, visit https://bit.ly/Dr-Julie-AANP-Spotlight . Enjoy!

Books by Dr. Julie Tran

Book cover of "Acupuncture Awakenings" by Dr. Juiie Tran-Olive

Acupuncture Awakenings

Learn how to take a naturopathic and acupuncturist approach to health in Dr. Julie’s newest book. Learn More

"Asian Women Trailblazers Who Boss Up" book cover featuring Dr. Julie Tran-Olive.

Asian Women Trailblazers Who Boss Up

Read Dr. Julie Tran’s inspirational story and those of other successful Asian women in this international best seller. Learn More

The Best Book on Naturopathy by Dr. Julie Tran-Olive book cover

The Best Book on Naturopathy

Get Dr. Julie Tran’s practical guide on how to pursue a naturopathic education. Learn More