Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP is a globally recognized leader in the fields of natural health, Ayurveda, and sports medicine. He is the creator of LifeSpa.com, the leading Ayurvedic health and wellness resource on the web with over 9 million views on YouTube and over 130 thousand newsletter subscribers. LifeSpa.com is evolving the way Ayurveda is understood around the world, with thousands of articles and videos joining ancient wisdom with modern science. Dr. John is the former Director of Player Development for the New Jersey Nets NBA team, author of 7 health books including his newest Amazon bestseller Eat Wheat, a repeat guest on the Dr. Oz show, and newly released Yoga Journal video course Ayurveda 201 on Ayurvedic Psychology. He directs LifeSpa Ayurvedic Clinic, the 2013 Holistic Wellness Center of the Year in Boulder, CO.
Enjoy the interview below, conducted by Brian Tsuchiya of LOHAS, for an in-depth look at Dr. Douillard and to hear his story. Please excuse the compromised sound quality at times during the interview. We unfortunately cannot fix it. However, the content is something we think you will really enjoy. Namaste and be well!
Dr. John currently meets the established NAMA criteria for education and experience as a practitioner.
Dr. John Douillard’s teachings can change your life as they have for me and thousands of others of all ages!
~Billie Jean King
|1974-75||Undergraduate studies, private pilot training at New England Aeronautical Institute,Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH|
|1975-76||Civil Engineering at Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY|
|1978-80||Premedical study at Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY|
|1980-84||B.S. and Doctorate in Chiropractic with honors at LA College of Chiropractic, Whittier, CA|
|1987-88||Graduate Studies in Ayurveda and Ayurvedic exercise World Center of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India|
|1984-1990||Doctor of Chiropractic: Massachusetts, California, Colorado, Iowa|
|2000-2001||Director of Player Development, New Jersey Nets – NBA|
|1998-Present||Director of John Douillard’s LifeSpa, Boulder, Colorado|
|1998-Present||President of LifeSpa Products|
|2005-Present||Author of LifeSpa Wellness Newsletter with over 90,000 subscribers|
|2005-Present||Visiting Faculty for Kripalu School of Ayurveda|
|2005-Present||Visiting Faculty for Mt. Madonna College of Ayurveda|
|2005-Present||Visiting Faculty for Institute for Integrative Nutrition|
|1992||Invincible Athletics: Awakening the Athlete in Everyone, audiotape series by Nightingale Conant|
|1994||Body, Mind & Sport: The Mind Body Guide to Lifelong Fitness and Your Personal Best, Random House, NY|
|1998||Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis audio tape series. Six tapes and a 50-page manual.|
|2000||The 3-Season Diet – Eating The Way Nature Intended. Random House, NY|
|2004||The Encyclopedia of Ayurvedic Massage. North Atlantic Books, CA|
|2008||Ayurveda for Detox DVD. Gaiam|
|2008||Ayurveda for Stress Relief DVD. Gaiam|
|2008||Ayurveda for Weight Loss DVD. Gaiam|
|2008||Perfect Health for Kids. North Atlantic Books, CA|
|2009||CD Audio Series, LifeSpa Products, LLC, CO|
|· Enjoy Exercise with Ayurveda|
|· Heal Anxiety and Depression|
|· Lose Weight with Ayurveda|
|· Restore Energy with Ayurveda|
|· Sleep Better with Ayurveda|
|· The Miracle of Lymph.|
|2010||Colorado Cleanse. LifeSpa Products, LLC, CO|
|2010||The Yoga Body Diet – Slim and Sexy in Four Weeks without the Stress, co-authored with Kristen Dollard, Rodale Inc., NY|
|2016||Eat Wheat – A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back into your Diet. Morgan James Publishing.|
|1994-1998||Editorial review Board for The Protocol Journal of Botanical Medicine|
|1997-1999||Advisory board for Natural Remedies Magazine|
|1998-2001||National Advisory Board for Wild Oats Wellness Centers|
|2002-2003||National Board Member, National Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, NAMA|
|2001-Present||Advisory Board Member, California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, CAAM|
|2011-Present||Board of Advisors, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, IIN|
|2011-Present||Board of Advisors, Jillslist.com|
|1991||April 1-5, Invincible Athletic Workshop, National Teams Coaches and Trainers at the USSR State Committee Physical Culture & Sports, Moscow.|
|1992||June 13-14 Clinical Workshop and Lecture: American Association of Ayurvedic Medicine Annual Conference: Non-Pharmacological approaches to Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease. CME accredited.|
|1992||Invincible Athletic Workshop, White House Athletic Club, Washington, DC|
|1993||May 15-16, Keynote Address on Complementary Practices in Medicine at the University of Massachusetts, Department of Family Practice Annual Conference.|
|1993||10-City Seminar Tour sponsored by Mindy Body Convention, Co-billing with Deepak Chopra, M.D.|
|1994||May 1-5 Los Angeles Young Presidents Organization – University featured speaker. Currently a YPO All Star.|
|1995||Keynote speaker: 1995 Arizona State Dental Association Annual Meeting.|
|1996-2000||Keynote speaker: Gaia Herbal and Naturopathic Symposium. Massachusetts, Oregon, North Carolina, National Spokesperson for Gaia Herbs, 1996-1997.|
|1998-2001||Co-host, HealthTime, top rated Colorado radio talk show.|
|1999||Presented Body, Mind and Sport principles to New Jersey Nets in the NBA.|
|2000-2002||Keynote address at the inaugural California Associated of Ayurvedic Medicine Conference.|
|2000-2002||Director of Humanity in Unity, a non-profit humanitarian organization.|
|2002||Keynote address at the Southwest Yoga and Ayurveda Conference, Palm Springs.|
|2003||Keynote address at NAMA, National Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, Sarasota, Florida.|
|2002||Keynote address, Southwest Yoga and Ayurveda Conference, Palm Springs|
|2003-Present||Regular speaker at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Mt. Madonna Center, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Sivananda Bahamas Ashram, Moksha Yoga Chicago, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Yoga Journal Conference Colorado, and many other businesses, schools, and events.|
|2015||Keynote address at NAMA, National Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, Newport Beach, CA|
|1994-Present||Founder and Director of John Douillard’s LifeSpa in Boulder, Colorado. Ayurvedic Clinic and Herbal Shop.|
|1993-1994||President, Ayurveda Sports, Inc. (AVS), Lancaster, MA|
|1991||President, Sports Organization of Maharishi Ayurveda (SOMA), Lancaster, MA|
|1989-1994||Associate Director, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center, Lancaster, MA|
|Developed the Invincible Athletics Course and taught it across North America and at the USSR Central Scientific Research Institute of Sports.|
|Trained the 1991 Iowa State High School Champion Tennis Team.|
|1988-1993||Co-Director, American Association of Ayurvedic Medicine Physician Training Program – certified over 2000 physicians in Ayurvedic medicine|
|Director, Pulse Assessment and Training Programs, 5 Senses Therapy, Neuromuscular and Neurorespiratory Programs|
|1984-1986||Practicing Chiropractor, Fairfield, Iowa|
|Incorporated Ayurveda and sports medicine. Featured in many articles on exercise, fitness and physiology.|
|1986-2001||Sports Medicine Practice, Boulder, Colorado|
|1982-84||Chiropractic Internship, Los Angeles, California|
|Practiced chiropractic and sports medicine. Treated many top professional and Olympic athletes.|
The Doctor Oz Show
The Ayurvedic Plan to Eat for your Body Type – watch all the clips to see the full episode.
Air date: December 22, 2014
Watch Dr. Oz and Dr. John Douillard explain the distinctions between a kapha, pitta and vata body type, what each body type should be eating more of and the importance of eating seasonally.
- Eat Atkins in the Winter, Jenny Craig in the Spring, and Pritikin in the Summer as Nature Intended
- Natural Weight Balancing: a way of life you will enjoy!
- No More Diets, Please: relearn how to eat and never go hungry.
- If You Crave It, You Need It: don’t suppress them – get satisfied!
- Stress Prevention: learn how to handle stress before it man-handles you.
- Walk, Run, Stretch and Breathe with Me: watch breathing, not sweat, burn pounds!
“The 3-Season Diet is very informative. It helps me on game days, when I need energy the most. This book is a winner.”
– Kendall Gill, team captain, the New Jersey Nets
- Effortless Exercise: learn how to enjoy exercise for the first time ever.
- Human Potential Through Exercise: find the eye of the hurricane in exercise and plug it into your life.
- The Zone: make it the way you live everyday!
- Nasal Breathing Exercise: the key to mind body fitness
- Learn How To Exercise According To Your Type
- Competition Therapy: external victories will come and go but inner victories are here to stay
I apply John’s principles to my personal fitness program every day. It makes exercise easy and enjoyable, I heartily recommend it.
– Dr. Wayne Dyer, author of Your Erroneous Zones
- How to Spot and Treat a Cold Weeks Before Its ETA
- The Ten Secrets to Cold Prevention
- How to Feed Your Kids an American Diet and Stay Out of the Doctor’s Office
- How to Choose a Doctor for Your Kids
- Emotional Health – A Child’s First Line of Defense
“Dr. John Douillard has helped me develop a deeper mind/body connection. Now I am thrilled to be able to apply his wisdom and knowledge of perfect health to my children’s lives. It is a great gift and blessing for them to start on the road to “Perfect Health” at such a young age.”
-Catherine Oxenberg, actress and mother
- The Traditional Value of Massaging Infants and Children
- The Role of Lymphatic Massage in Attaining Perfect Health
- Tailoring Therapies to Constitutional Types
- Using Subtle-Energy Systems to Enhance Health Care
- Ayurvedic Facials: Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep
- Ayurvedic Massage Certification Training
“Dr. John Douillard has taken details from various Ayurvedic traditions in which he has trained and synthesized then into techniques that are well fitted to today’s world-ever retaining Ayurveda’s focus on healing mind and spirit as well as body. The Encyclopedia of Ayurvedic Massage is a worthy successor to Dr. Douillard’s previous books and a valuable incarnation of Ayurveda’s ancient wisdom in modern words.”
-Robert Svoboda, Ayurvedacharya