- Growing Tulsi to Cultivate Harmony
- Ayurveda helps us understand that “all life is yoga”
- Moving Towards a Sattvic Life
- Pitta’s Vices
- How To Transition from Your Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse
- Ten Secrets for Pure Energy and Contentment
- Endometriosis: An Ayurvedic Perspective
- Herb Profile: Chyavanprash
- Vata’s Vices
- The Unsung Health Benefits of Nose Breathing
All posts by Dr John Douillard
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
Know Thy Blood Sugar, Know Thyself
Reprinted with permission from Dr. John Douillard, DC © April 11, 2015 The Pre-Diabetes Epidemic A recent CDC report stated that nearly 1/3 of the American public (79 million) are pre-diabetic and over 90% of them (73...
- Posted April 22, 2015
To Graze or Not to Graze? It’s Not Really a Question.
Reprinted with permission from Dr. John Douillard, DC © April 11, 2015 According to ancient Ayurveda, eating is best done during daylight hours. Interestingly, science is now suggesting that the most common eating pattern in modern society...
- Posted April 15, 2015
8 Tips for a Healthy Spring Diet
Reprinted with permission from Dr. John Douillard, DC © March 6, 2015 I’d like to share a story with you of a patient of mine, “Mary.” I had seen Mary a couple of times early in the...
- Posted March 6, 2015
Tea for your Psychic Bugs: A Slippery Elm Prebiotic Tea Formula
Reprinted with permission from Dr. John Douillard, DC © February 12, 2015 The relationship between the microbes in the gut and one’s mental and emotional state of mind is called the gut-brain axis. New studies suggest that...
- Posted February 15, 2015
Re-Grow Your Brain Cells
Reprinted with permission from Dr. John Douillard, DC © February 3, 2015 Perhaps one of the most exciting fields of research today is called the “gut-brain axis.” While it is not completely understood by any means, researchers...
- Posted February 4, 2015
5 Tips to Stop Cravings
Reprinted with permission from Dr. John Douillard, DC © December 8, 2014 According to Ayurveda, a craving is the body sending an urgent message to the brain requesting a specific nutrient, chemical constituent, or hormone to turn...
- Posted December 8, 2014