Dr John Douillard, Author at Ayurveda | Everyday Ayurveda

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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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    Recovering from the Low-Fat Era

    After almost 60 years of being told that cholesterol is “Public Health Enemy No. 1,” along with an overwhelming amount of science debunking the “cholesterol theory,” (2,3,4) the prestigious Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which sets the FDA’s...

    • Posted July 23, 2015
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    Why meditation was worthy of the Nobel Prize

    In 2009, Elizabeth Blackburn won the Nobel Prize for her discovery of the protective caps on chromosomes called, “telomeres.” Every time a cell divides, these protective caps wear down, and over time, the telomeres shorten. As the...

    • Posted July 16, 2015
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    What’s the best workout for your body type?

    A recent survey asked the question, “Why is it that 80% of Americans do not exercise regularly?” By far the most common response is that people are too busy and simply can’t find the time. (1) Could...

    • Posted July 10, 2015
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    Breast milk: the original probiotic

    Recent research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found over 700 species of beneficial microbes in human breast milk. (1) Perhaps this isn’t so surprising, since the infant gut is actually sterile – containing no...

    • Posted July 6, 2015
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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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