Dr. Julie Tran-Olive, ND, L.Ac, is a native of San Jose, CA. She earned a BA in Psychology from The University of Redlands in CA. During her undergraduate studies, she interned at the Loma Linda Behavioral Medical Center as a Behavioral Health Specialist. Inspired by the idea that there is more to healing than just changing brain chemistry, Dr. Tran-Olive decided to pursue a career in naturopathic medicine as an avenue to explore whole person healing.
Her studies took her across the country to Bridgeport, Connecticut where she earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and two Masters; one in Human Nutrition and one in Acupuncture; all from the University of Bridgeport. A firm believer in Hippocrates who said “Let food be thy medicine,” Dr. Tran-Olive trained with Dr. Peter D’Adamo, ND, author of the New York Times Bestseller, Eat Right for Your Type (The Blood Type Diet) at the world renowned D’Adamo Clinic. During this time she also became a Fellow of the Institute for Human Individuality (FIFHI). Dr. Tran-Olive is happy to currently be back home in San Jose, CA; where she completed her Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from Five Branches University.
An avid researcher and clinician, Dr. Tran-Olive enjoys writing articles and keeping patients abreast of new treatment methods. She is the author of the eBook The Best Book on Naturopathy, a guide for starting a career in naturopathic medicine. When not researching or seeing patients she enjoys relaxing, music and spending time with her husband.
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:
Business Builders BNI (Business Networking International)
AANP (American Association of Naturopathic Physicians) and previously served on the Board of Directors
CSOMA (California State Oriental Medical Association) and serves on the Board of Directors
CNDA (California Naturopathic Doctor’s Association) and is co-chair of the Advancement Committee
Herban Health (a non-profit providing and promoting community-based holistic healthcare to the medically underserved in the San Francisco Bay Area)