- Osteoporosis: an Ayurvedic approach
- Danger of cooking with high heat
- “It’s supposed to be good for ya.”—Then why isn’t it?
- Herb Profile: Turmeric
- Recipe: Hibiscus Mint Sun Tea
- Learning Sacred Anatomy: Part 5—Sacred Politics
- 10 herbs for weight loss
- Dairy: Test your tolerance
- Eating for good digestion (part 2)
- Eating for good digestion (part 1)
All posts by Dr John Douillard
Danger of cooking with high heat
When I first returned from India, I co-directed Deepak Chopra’s Ayurvedic Health Center, and we used to host many Ayurvedic doctors from India. This was an opportunity to witness firsthand some traditional Ayurvedic cooking methods. I learned...
- Posted July 1, 2015
Dairy: Test your tolerance
Dairy, much like gluten, has been deemed by the health food culture as a “bad food.” Some studies have linked dairy products to just about everything from food intolerances to weight concerns, fatigue, mood instability and more....
- Posted June 25, 2015
Is coconut oil the new toothpaste?
Believe it or not, before toothbrushes were invented, teeth brushing was still a thing! Frayed twigs were used to scrub or brush and clean the teeth. In India, neem twigs were mostly used, followed by a 10-20...
- Posted June 22, 2015
Hot tips to stay cool this summer
As the earth finally tips toward the sun, ushering in the season of sunshine, I think we should celebrate, as it has been a long winter for most of us in the U.S. Cherries Usher in the Summer...
- Posted June 16, 2015
The power of nurture
Reprinted with permission from Dr. John Douillard, DC © Dec. 13, 2014 In a 2004 study, researchers found that early life influences may have a more potent impact on adult behavior than was previously thought. The study...
- Posted June 2, 2015
Emulsifiers in common foods erode your gut
Lately I’ve been reporting on some of the new emerging trends in the world of our microbiome. The trend is suggesting that certain commonly used household products and foods – which have been deemed safe according to...
- Posted May 26, 2015
Ten secrets for pure energy and contentment
Upon feelings of fatigue, it has become our natural response to reach for an energy drink, dark chocolate square or comfort food. The result, however wonderful, is short-lived. Energy boosters will stimulate surges of energy, but deeply...
- Posted May 20, 2015
The Unsung Health Benefits of Nose Breathing
Slow, deep, abdominal and nose breathing (nasal breathing) has been shown to activate the parasympathetic nervous system (famously known for the “rest and digest” relaxation response), which is responsible for bodily restoration and rejuvenation. New studies are...
- Posted May 14, 2015
Ayurvedic and Scientific Explanation for Intuition
Reprinted with permission from Dr. John Douillard, DC © May 6, 2015 A recent study has linked gut feelings and intuitive decision-making to newly-discovered neurobiological gut-brain pathways. (1) A gut-brain pathway carries gut-based, emotionally-charged signals carried by...
- Posted May 6, 2015
The Science of Tongue-Scraping with Copper
As the function of the microbiota of the mouth becomes more understood, ancient techniques to support oral hygiene are becoming more popular. One practice backed by numerous studies is called tongue scraping (Jihwa Prakshalana). Tongue scraping is...
- Posted April 29, 2015