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About Dr John Douillard

John Douillard DC has published over 200 health videos and articles that are available on his website. He has written six books, numerous health DVDs and CDs and has formulated his own line of organic health care products. He is the former Director of Player Development for the New Jersey Nets NBA team. He directs the LifeSpa Ayurvedic Retreat Center in Boulder, CO where he lives with his wife and six children. www.LifeSpa.com
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    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
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  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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