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Dr. Julie Tran-Olive – International Best-Selling Author, Health Industry Advocate and Speaker, Naturopathic Doctor & Acupuncturist


Short Version
Dr. Julie Tran-Olive has doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and three Masters; two from the University of Bridgeport—one in Human Nutrition and one in Acupuncture; and one from Five Branches University, which is a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

She has also recently been honored by Health 2.0 with the Outstanding Leadership in Health Care Award in 2023.

She is a passionate advocate for health and wellness through alternative and naturopathic medicine. Having grown-up with self-image issues, she made the decision to help others by becoming a naturopathic doctor, acupuncturist and champion for health and self-confidence for people of all sizes.

Her award-winning international #1 Amazon best-seller is Asian Women Trailblazers Who Boss Up.

The newest book is Acupuncture Awakeningswhich explores the various ways that acupuncture may promote good health and possibly benefit pain relief, stress reduction, improve digestion, enhance fertility, and help maintain overall health and well-being. 

She’s been featured in many media outlets including the Women Who Boss Up Summit, the Extraordinary Asian Podcast, the Writers on Writers over a Triple Espresso Podcast, the Women with Vision Podcast, and many others. To contact her for a speaking engagement or interview, email


Bio (Long Version)

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. 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.

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.

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 an 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.


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.

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.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Tran-Olive finds joy in relaxation, music, and spending quality time with her husband Doug, her dog Pebbles, and her close friends. She believes in maintaining a well-balanced life to better serve her patients and stay connected with her own well-being.

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

Book Details

Title: Acupuncture Awakenings
Author: Dr. Julie Tran-Olive
Publisher: Independent
Publication Date: April 24, 2023
ISBN-13: 979-8392403851
Page Length: 229
Buy from: Amazon
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Book Reviews

“I’ve always believed in the power of acupuncture, but often struggled to understand the mechanisms behind it. Every time I would ask my acupuncturist for explanations, I would always get vague answers that were way above my head. That’s when I found this book.

Finally, something that is written in patient-friendly language. I was really impressed by the depth of research in the book—and how Dr. Julie was able to describe such complicated processes in a clear, concise manner.  If you are someone who is looking to start acupuncture or someone who wants to delve deeper into the reasons why acupuncture works, this is the book for you.”
—Dr. Jimmy Pang, DPT

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