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All posts by Dr John Douillard

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rose in bloom
    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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  • benefits of nose breathing
    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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  • trust your gut
    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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