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Transform your life and thrive through plant-based eating, physical movement, mental calmness, nurturing relationships, and spiritual realization.
Connect with the dynamic and creative life that nature intended.

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IInformation on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to treat or diagnose medical conditions.

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Readers' Endorsements... 

I trust Transform Your Life. It’s that simple.


Dr. Oliva’s expertise runs deep. With his down-to-earth sensibilities and his caring voice, I always come away with a strong sense of direction for my physical, mental and spiritual health. But it’s his clear interpretation of the scientific research that helps me most.

Invite Dr. Oliva into your life. You will be better for it. 








--Pat Willard, Writer 


I have been a fan of Dr. Robert Oliva’s blog Transform Your Life for some time. His most recent post “Survivor’s Guide to Reducing Stress during the Coronavirus Pandemic” is especially timely.

I am impressed by the broad scope of his articles. The most recent one includes seven different topics: exercise, experiencing nature, meditation, relaxation, diet, relationships, and sleep. Another virtue is the inclusion of links that make searching for additional information extremely easy.

 -- Dr. Eric Steinberg, Associate Provost Emeritus, Brooklyn College

Transform Your Life is an informative, thought provoking, and timely website dedicated to holistic health and healing. With the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Oliva’s site is a beacon of physical and mental hope in a time of crisis. If you wish to stay healthy, you must set your attention to this site!








-- Mike Sarrao, Assistant Director, Magner Career Center

The humanistic approach of Transform Your Life sets it apart from other health and wellness websites. Dr. Oliva’s articles are thoroughly researched and well-written. He gives us the tools and therapeutic practices to empower our minds and bodies, and to heal us as human beings living in an interconnected world. Dr. Oliva wants his readers to thrive physically, mentally, and spiritually.










-- Loretta Chin, Independent Journalist

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About Me

Live Longer! Live Better!


Mission: This website reflects my belief in living as nature has intended through sustainable plant-based eating, physical movement, mental calmness, nurturing relationships, and spiritual realization. 

Embracing these elements can lead to transformative actions that foster dynamic and natural living.  

Credentials:, I am the author of dozens of health and research articles available at Transform Your Life,, Ican'tbelieveIdid, Trends in Global Grass Roots Organizing, and Sivana East. I've published several ebooks for caregivers entitled The Caregiver's Survival Guide  and Caregiving and Depression.


I am the founder of the health and fitness website Transform Your Life. I'm a New York State licensed Master Social Worker, a traditional Naturopath, a board certified Holistic Health Practitioner in addition to being a health and fitness writer.


I am a member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association, the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, the Society of Complementary and Holistic Practitioners, and the National Association of Social Workers. I am a  former Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College (CUNY) and possess certification in Mindfulness meditation from Molloy College. 

I received Zen meditation and Hatha Yoga training at the Ruah Institute as well as tutelage in Chinese Chan meditation under Master Sheng-Yen.  


Personal: I live with my wife, have two adult children and two wonderful grandsons. Email me at

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