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From Nearly Dead To Organic Power Woman – How Olivia Found Solace In Chinese Medicine

At just 16 years old, Olivia Amitrano’s health was already in shambles. Battling an eating disorder, depression, cystic acne, and a myriad of other health conditions, Olivia become determined to change her life once and for all, but not without a battle against conventional Western medicine first. Her story is truly one for the books!



At just 16 years old, Olivia Amitrano’s health was already in shambles. After hitting a ” health rock-bottom” in her senior year of high school, Olivia became determined for a new shot at life.

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With an ignited conviction to take back her health once and for all, Olivia would eventually attain a quality of life like she never could have imagined, creating a natural-health empire that would inspire a generation of young women and health advocates alike. This is her story.

Like so many others, Olivia’s childhood had bred a profusion of insecurities and emotional damage coming into her teenage years.

“My struggle throughout my life was food, weight, self-love, and happiness. When I was young, I just didn’t fit in with the other kids. I was weird. I liked to play instruments, watch the Twilight Zone and build villages out of aluminum foil.”

To make matters worse, Olivia’s diet was inundated in sugar and processed foods, a reflection of her own parent’s eating habits.  Needless to say, food quickly became her vice.

“All I could think about was the next time I could get my hands on some instant satisfaction in the form of food. My mom’s friends would tell me that I should ‘stop eating bagels because they had 500 calories’ but I was addicted and so were my parents, who were both very overweight. All we knew as a family was binge eating.”

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In her early teens, Olivia began attending Weight Watchers classes with her mother, igniting an insistent obsession with calorie counting. Soon after, while searching ‘the web, Olivia came across a ‘pro-anorexia” website that talked-up the benefits of extreme calorie restriction, instilling a distorted view of what ‘healthy’ looked like in Olivia’s eyes.

“Soon I had my routine down pact: one sugar free Popsicle for breakfast, TONS of diet soda and a pack of gum for lunch, followed by a 200 calorie soy burger for dinner. Of course, I couldn’t restrict for very long until I binged again, although my weight significantly dropped and I was getting a lot more attention. That attention fed my eating disorder, along with the notion taught to me by society and the media: that my self-worth was based SOLELY on how I looked.

During 11th grade, Olivia’s mother was talked into the benefits of the Gardasil vaccine, who pressured Olivia to get the shot right away. This was long before Gardasil had become the villain of vaccines, Olivia notes. Soon after her injection, Olivia began experiencing unwelcome side effects.

“Although I didn’t know it at the time, my body and liver were severely overloaded with heavy metals. I began sleeping way too long at night and never feeling rested, forgetting everything, suffering from cystic acne ALL OVER my face and back which had never happened before. Pretty soon the stomach spasms began – some days I was curled in bed for hours writhing in pain from what doctors told me was simply ‘Irritable Bowel Syndrome’ which had ‘no cause.'”

A Turning Point In Olivia’s Life

In the months that followed her Gardasil injection, Olivia experienced fluctuating anxiety, depression, and mood swings. Next, she was prescribed a disastrous pharmaceutical cocktail, including anxiety meds, IBS pills, and a 4 month long antibiotic run for her acne.

But as Olivia soon discovered, rather than making her feel better, the drugs only seemed to be turning her into a walking zombie.

Then one morning, while looking at her worn reflection in the mirror, an epiphany came about. Olivia was ready to make a decision, one that saw her finally living at her fullest and healthiest potential.

“I didn’t want to be stuck in this cycle anymore. Pills didn’t work. Antidepressants didn’t work. I felt like a zombie with no emotion. I was not getting the full truth. There had to be another way because I wasn’t going to accept that this was all there was to life.

From here, Olivia read everything she could about diet and nutrition, becoming inspired by the personal stories of others who had cured depression through food alone. She sifted through book after book, documentary after documentary all while making small, gradual changes to her diet wherever she could. “I just decided to love myself again,” Olivia said.

A Body’s Cry For Help

Olivia's adverse reaction to birth control.

Olivia’s adverse reaction to birth control.

Healing through food became the main interest in Olivia’s life, sparking her decision to pursue post-secondary studies based around natural health. But half-way through her first busy school year, the stress began to have a direct impact on her body.

She became sick, but not just any common-cold kind of sick.

“I developed a huge cyst on my groin that turned purple and began to puss. The lymph nodes under my arms began to develop cysts as well, because my blood was so toxic and polluted. My stomach problems were worse than EVER, even though I was still taking all of my prescriptions. My acne was going through a serious flare up on my forehead and back. I had a low grade fever and migraines every day morning to night, and my vision was blurry. I almost collapsed in the shower, so my mom finally took me to the doctor.”

With forced persistence, Olivia’s doctor persuaded her to go on birth control as a means to battle her chronic fatigue. Within 48 hours, Olivia was in the emergency with erythema nodosum nodes (a severe inflammatory condition) all over her legs. Not surprisingly, doctors and nurses continued to ignore a detox protocol, and instead placed band-aids over her symptoms, putting her on another round of antibiotics.

But after her skin became flushed with a yellow hue, a test came back positive for an Epstein Barr viral infection, causing her doctor to immediately retract the useless antibiotics.

The Flush


Olivia today; pegged as ‘Organic Olivia’. Her natural health blog and social media pages are gaining widespread attention for her easy to understand information and relatable personality.

At this point, Olivia shut the door on conventional medicine, and instead turned to a Chinese herbalist for answers. It soon was revealed to Olivia that she had been suffering from severe viral, parasitic, and yeast infections, which had almost destroyed her liver.

To counteract the damage that had been done, Olivia’s herbalist put her on a herbal tea flush, which to her surprise started to show results within a week. Here nodes and cysts began shrinking, and she was able to digest food again.

From here, Olivia buried herself in traditional Chinese medicine, learning about yin and yang, meridians and organ systems, as well as the healing power of herbs.

She was now hooked, wanting to know everything she could about natural medicine, parasitic infections, juice cleanses, and more. Through obtaining vital knowledge, Olivia had regained the power she had been searching for since childhood.

Her Passion To Help Others

Today, Olivia’s past stands as the spark for her passion to help others, teaming up with a friend and herbalist named Lily to launch a line of herbal parasitic cleanse products for those in need.

“As of today, I’m dreaming bigger than ever. I’m planning to launch an IndieGogo campaign to expand my workspace and get professional machinery to make the herbal parasite cleanses. Lily and I will also be making several other herbal remedies that we feel would help a myriad of different symptoms people face in our modern world.

And of course, I will always be writing articles on my website and Instagram that will hopefully get people thinking and motivated to live healthier than ever. I didn’t become a doctor, but I found a way to help people that resonates with me deeply.”


Olivia’s story is a perfect example of what it means to be a #changemaker. Going against the conventional grain is never an easy task, but we commend her for taking the reigns and taking back her power.

For all things organic and natural, including beauty supply recipes, parasite cleanse programs and more, be sure to check out Olivia’s natural health blog at, or follow her on Instagram or Facebook. Olivia has recently joined CE’s team of writers as well, so be sure to browse through her articles HERE.

Do you know of anyone with an inspiring story who is making a difference in the world? We’re looking for #changemakers from all across the globe, whose incredible stories deserve a bit of spotlight. If this sounds like you or anyone you know, email us their story at Much love!

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Thousands Gather To Mark The 33rd Anniversary of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act



Government’s gift to Pharma of liability-free vaccines puts children’s health at risk states Children’s Health Defense (CHD) Chairman, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Washington, DC – Thousands of advocates for children’s health will gather Thursday at the Vaccine Injury Epidemic (VIE) Event on the National Mall to mark the 33rd anniversary of National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA). The rally on Nov. 14th will spotlight the devastating impact NCVIA has had upon the state of children’s health. While children continue to be injured by vaccines daily, vaccine makers cannot be held accountable, thereby eliminating incentive for vaccine safety.

In his remarks, RFK, Jr. will address the ramifications of NCVIA and honor those whose lives have been impacted by vaccine injury and death. “It’s time to call out Congress, the CDC, and drug companies for allowing industry profits to trump children’s health,” said Kennedy. “There is no crisis more urgent than the epidemics of chronic health conditions among our nation’s children.”

Following NCVIA’s passage creating the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), the childhood vaccine market sparked a gold rush for Pharma as more vaccines for routine childhood illnesses were developed. Coterminous with the burgeoning vaccine schedule, chronic health conditions in children rose from 12% to 54%. As vaccine industry profits grew to $50 billion annually, so did diagnoses of asthmaautismADHDallergiesanxietydepressiondiabetesobsessive-compulsive disorder and auto-immune diseases.  Here are the facts:

  • An HHS-funded study found only 1% of vaccine injuries are reported.
  • Despite NVICP’s high burden of proof and two out of three claims dismissed, over $4.2 billion has been paid for claims of vaccine injury or death.
  • The vaccine-injured find NVICP to be a years-long, litigious program with no jury, discovery and precedent. While medical bills mount, the injured are up against DOJ lawyers and HHS “Special Masters” that act as judges.
  • The Department of Justice and the NVICP are accused of fraud and obstruction of justice in the Autism Omnibus Proceeding.
  • The Institute of Medicine reports that the vaccine schedule as recommended has never been studied for long-term health effects despite independent research suggesting that unvaccinated children are healthier.
  • Modern medicine acknowledges that not everyone responds the same to vaccination and the “one size fits all” vaccine policy is not science based.

Children’s Health Defense’s created these six steps to vaccine safety. RFK, Jr. interviews are available upon request.

Sign up for free news and updates from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and the Children’s Health Defense. CHD is planning many strategies, including legal, in an effort to defend the health of our children and obtain justice for those already injured. Your support is essential to CHD’s successful mission.

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How To Clear Seriously Blocked Sinuses Naturally In 1 Minute



In Brief

  • The Facts:

    Three simple steps you can take to clear blocked sinuses that seem to work for many people.

  • Reflect On:

    Are you healthy? What natural things do you do when "flu season" comes around to give your immune system a boost?

Having clogged sinuses isn’t fun. You can’t breath, you can’t smell, your head hurts, and your voice sounds funny. Finding relief when you have clogged sinuses is usually like finding a million dollars on the ground — it’s amazing!

The causes for nasal congestion can range greatly, and you don’t have to be sick to be congested. Many people will experience congestion from allergies, temperatures, dust, smoking, spicy food, and air particles.

Recently I was at Contact in the Desert in California and I found myself having clogged sinuses from the blowing sand and dry air. Within two days, I couldn’t breathe at all out of one side of my nose and my sinuses got blocked up, causing my face and head to hurt. I needed a solution.

After trying to blow my nose over and over again, I turned to the internet for relief. Sure enough, Google came through.

I found a video by Dr. Adam that quickly and easily explained how to clear sinuses in about one minute using just your fingers — and no, they don’t have to go in your nose. Sure enough, I had relief from the pain the blockage was causing, and I could breathe!

Some might be wondering why I didn’t take sinus or cold medication to get relief. The answer is simple: I don’t like taking medication for anything unless I absolutely have to. I know many of you are on the same page and like to do things naturally. Many cold medications just mask symptoms and come with negative side effects that are worth avoiding if possible.

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How to Clear Your Sinuses Fast!

You simply need to sit down and get your hands ready for the following steps. The video below offers a visual demonstration, so I recommend checking that out too.

1. While sitting with your head and body on about a 45 degree angle, turn your head sideways and rub your sternocleidomastoid muscle downward four or five times. You can find the muscle right beneath your ear running down your neck to your collarbone. See image. Do this on both sides of your neck to help relax your neck.

2. Take your index fingers, locate the hard, bony part of the upper sides of your nose, and move downward toward the soft part on the side of your nose where the bone ends. Begin massaging this area in a circular motion with as much pressure as you can for about 20 seconds. Once completed, rub the muscles from the side of your nose down and toward your cheekbones to relax them.

3. Take your index fingers and run them under the inside orbit bone above your eyes until you find a notch in the bone called the super orbital notch. It is usually just above the centre of the eye. Massage that notch in a circular motion with as much pressure as you can handle for about 20 seconds. Once done, massage your forward with both hands starting in the centre of your forehead and pulling outwards towards your temples.

That’s it! Once you have gone through this process you should notice a lot of relief in your sinuses and should be able to blow your nose quite easily. You may have to repeat this process again, but play with it and see what works for you.

Below is a video from Dr. Adam explaining the entire process. I have also included another helpful method that worked well for me as well.

Alternative Method

This method is simpler but may not be as effective for everyone. As always, do what works best for you.

1. Push your tongue flat into the roof of your mouth, with decent pressure, for one second.

2. Then, take your thumb and press the area right between your eyebrows above your nose for one second.

3. Alternate between steps one and two over and over again for about 20-30 seconds. Note: You are not pressing the points at the same time, simply alternating between them.

Repeat this process as necessary to help clear your sinuses.


If you’ve had blocked sinuses, you probably don’t want it to happen often, so prevention is the key! Here are a few ways you can avoid blocked sinuses.

Eat a well-balanced diet – Eating healthy foods promotes good health. What you put into your body to digest is what determines your health. If you want your immune system working well, take care with quality food and keep your gut performing well.

Get regular exercise – Regular exercise also helps improve overall health and the immune system.

Quit smoking – It goes without saying, but cigarettes are not good for us and the smoke can irritate sinuses.

Use a humidifier – If you find your house dry, use a humidifier to help dampen the air. You can also hop in a warm shower and breathe in the steam. It’s best to use a chlorine filter on your shower head so you aren’t breathing in toxic chemicals from chlorine.

Cut out antibiotics – Antibiotics don’t do anything for viral infections, which is usually why people get clogged sinuses when they are sick. Antibiotics wreak havoc on your health. Only take them when they are absolutely necessary!

Keep a clean home – Dust and poor air quality can also cause blocked sinuses. Vacuum and wipe down surfaces of your home regularly. Decrease clutter and areas where dust can collect and stay.

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Cannabis Might Reverse Heart Failure, University of Hawaii Study Finds



In Brief

  • The Facts:

    New research is showing that TRPV1, a cannabinoid receptor found abundantly in the heart may be key in slowing down and potentially even reversing heart failure.

  • Reflect On:

    With so many medical applications and the potential to treat and even cure a wide variety of diseases, why has there been such a lack of research, funding and clinical trials when it comes to medical marijuana?

Cannabis could potentially slow and even reverse heart failure via TRPV1, a cannabinoid receptor. This is according to research led by a team at the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).  Alexander Stokes, a JABSOM assistant professor in cell and molecular biology, said “the potential medical benefits of using cannabis-based therapies for the treatment of heart disease are promising.”

TRPV1 is showing long-term effective reversal of heart failure when the substance is administered orally. The key here is orally, this doesn’t mean that you can smoke cannabis and it will be good for your heart, in fact, it may very well have a negative effect if you do that. “TRPV1 has primarily been studied as a pain receptor,” said Stokes. “The receptors are abundant in the heart, and we are excited to show that if we inhibit its function with oral doses of drugs, we can reverse some effects of heart failure.”

The findings were published in the journal Channels.

A Big Topic Right Now

The topic of medical marijuana is a big one right now, especially in Canada where it was recently legalized. For years, there’s been a negative stigma attached to the substance, and when one dives deep into the subject it’s quite easy to see why. Cannabis, often called marijuana, has potential to treat and possibly even cure a wide range of diseases, but because of prohibition, the studies examining the medicinal aspects of the herb have been very limited. This is very unfortunate, for a number of reasons, and also very suspicious.

If we look at cancer, for example, multiple studies have clearly shown its potential to completely destroy cancer cells, many in vitro studies have clearly demonstrated this potential, without question. They’re not hard to find and have been published in abundance. Here is a video of Dr. Christina Sanchez, a molecular biologist at Compultense University in Madrid, Spain, explaining how THC (the main psychoactive constituent of the cannabis plant) can completely kill cancer cells. THC is simply one constituent of cannabis. It has been shown to be effective for multiple diseases as well, while other diseases are better treated with CBD, another constituent within cannabis. This begs the question, why have there been no, or at least so few, clinical trials set up as a result?

This hasn’t stopped people taking matters into their own hands though. There are numerous examples all over the internet of people claiming that cannabis oil, for example, cured their cancer. But from a scientific perspective this isn’t evidence, it’s simply anecdotal and as a result of a lack of research we cannot officially say cannabis kills cancer. We can only say that it has tremendous potential and that a lot more research is needed.

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Pharma vs Cannabis

When a pharmaceutical drug shows even less than half of the potential that marijuana has shown, clinical trials are set up right away. Just imagine if the same resources that are poured into conventional cancer treatments were given to medical marijuana’s potential to treat cancer, among a wide range of other diseases. If that were to happen, we would know much more. But the lack of research continues. Is it because if scientists were to discover what strain, method of delivery and all of the other factors that require more research that are needed to treat disease, cannabis could become an effective treatment for cancer? What would happen to conventional treatments? Would people have to pay for their treatment if it was disclosed how to, for example, make cannabis oil in the right way for a specific cancer? Maybe this has something to do with it?

Big pharma would lose billions. It’s definitely something to think about.

What’s happening right now with the legalization of marijuana is that components of it are allowed to be studied. It seems that drugs will be developed to synthesize certain components of the plant, and the drugs themselves can then be patented. This is how big pharma will ultimately make money off of medical marijuana.

The Challenge With Government Control Of Cannabis

It’s great to see people with Parkinson’s, Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Epilepsy, cancer and more have tremendous success with medical marijuana. What’s unfortunate is that mainstream medical marijuana will be in the hands of big pharma, it already is. We will not know how it’s grown, how it’s been manipulated, and what’s been changed. It’s simply being used for profit, because at the end of the day that’s what it’s all about in our current infrastructure. We have a sick care industry, not a health care industry.

A free, open and caring society, a health care industry that truly cares about health could use multiple natural substances to completely wipe out the need for any pharmaceutical drug. There are massive amounts of foods, herbs and plants that, if studied in full, could completely eliminate our dependence on the corporation.

“The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it’s disgraceful.”

– Arnold Seymour Relman (1923-2014), Harvard professor of medicine and former Editor-in-Chief of The New England Medical Journal  (source)

Important Thoughts To Consider About Cannabis

The other side of the coin is that heavy cannabis use, although not lethal, can be dangerous and potentially damaging to young brains that are not fully developed, and perhaps to those who use it on a regular basis in ways we do not yet understand.

It’s not as harmful as alcohol abuse or smoking cigarettes, but there is still a lot that we don’t know. Legalization in Canada at least have led to the idea that it’s completely safe and beneficial for everybody. This is also, most likely, not true.  We need to get past the idea that it’s something healthy for everybody, and even healthy to smoke cannabis on a regular basis. But when it comes to the medicinal aspects of cannabis, for several diseases, there is a very serious discussion to be had here as it’s again, already helping many people around the world with their cancer, with their epilepsy, etc.

With many people losing trust in the medical industry, it’s easy to see why they are turning to growing their own cannabis, testing doses, and methods of delivery, etc. For some, it’s a shot in the dark but worth a try.

We are not advocating that it’s healthy to use cannabis recreationally and that it will not have any negative effects, we are simply stating that it’s a head scratcher how such a potent medical plant that clearly has multiple medical applications has been ignored and prohibited from research and professionally treating many diseases with it.

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