Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP

“It is my mission to help us transition from a culture of expensive and complex health care to a culture that seeks optimal health through natural mind-body medicine, leaving us more self-sufficient, rather than dependent on a medical system or a pill.”
-Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP

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, where ancient Ayurvedic wisdom meets modern science. LifeSpa.com is one of the leading Ayurvedic health and wellness resources on the web with over 11 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 free articles and videos published weekly.

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, and the host of the Ayurveda Meets Modern Science podcast.  He directs LifeSpa Ayurvedic Clinic, the 2013 Holistic Wellness Center of the Year in Boulder, CO.

Consultations with Dr. John

Speaking Engagement Info / Press Kit

Published Books


1974-75Undergraduate studies, private pilot training at New England Aeronautical Institute,Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH
1975-76Civil Engineering at Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY
1978-80Premedical study at Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY
1980-84B.S. and Doctorate in Chiropractic with honors at LA College of Chiropractic, Whittier, CA
1987-88Graduate Studies in Ayurveda and Ayurvedic exercise World Center of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India

Certification / Highlights

1984-90Doctor of Chiropractic: Massachusetts, California, Colorado, Iowa
2000-01Director of Player Development, New Jersey Nets – NBA
1998-presentDirector of John Douillard’s LifeSpa, Boulder, Colorado
1998-presentPresident of LifeSpa Products
2005-presentAuthor of LifeSpa Wellness Newsletter with over 90,000 subscribers

Media Appearances

The Dr. Oz Show

The Ayurvedic Plan to Eat for Your Body Type

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.

Board Positions

1994-98Editorial review Board for The Protocol Journal of Botanical Medicine
1997-99Advisory board for Natural Remedies Magazine
1998-2001National Advisory Board for Wild Oats Wellness Centers
2002-03National Board Member, National Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, NAMA
2001-presentAdvisory Board Member, California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, CAAM
2011-presentBoard of Advisors, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, IIN
2011-presentBoard of Advisors, Jillslist.com


2005-presentVisiting Faculty for Kripalu School of Ayurveda
2005-presentVisiting Faculty for Mt. Madonna College of Ayurveda
2005-presentVisiting Faculty for Institute for Integrative Nutrition


1992Invincible Athletics: Awakening the Athlete in Everyone, audiotape series by Nightingale Conant
1994Body, Mind & Sport: The Mind Body Guide to Lifelong Fitness and Your Personal Best, Random House, NY
1998Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis audio tape series. Six tapes and a 50-page manual.
2000The 3-Season Diet – Eating The Way Nature Intended. Random House, NY
2004The Encyclopedia of Ayurvedic Massage. North Atlantic Books, CA
2008Ayurveda for Detox DVD. Gaiam
2008Ayurveda for Stress Relief DVD. Gaiam
2008Ayurveda for Weight Loss DVD. Gaiam
2008Perfect Health for Kids. North Atlantic Books, CA
2009CD Audio Series, LifeSpa Products, LLC, CO
2010Colorado Cleanse. LifeSpa Products, LLC, CO
2010The Yoga Body Diet – Slim and Sexy in Four Weeks without the Stress, co-authored with Kristen Dollard, Rodale Inc., NY
2016Eat Wheat – A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back into your Diet. Morgan James Publishing.

Presentations / Highlights

1991April 1-5, Invincible Athletic Workshop, National Teams Coaches and Trainers at the USSR State Committee Physical Culture & Sports, Moscow
1992June 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
1992Invincible Athletic Workshop, White House Athletic Club, Washington, DC
1993May 15-16, Keynote Address on Complementary Practices in Medicine at the University of Massachusetts, Department of Family Practice Annual Conference
199310-City Seminar Tour sponsored by Mindy Body Convention, Co-billing with Deepak Chopra, M.D.
1994May 1-5 Los Angeles Young Presidents Organization – University featured speaker. Currently a YPO All Star
1995Keynote speaker: 1995 Arizona State Dental Association Annual Meeting
1996-2000Keynote speaker: Gaia Herbal and Naturopathic Symposium. Massachusetts, Oregon, North Carolina, National Spokesperson for Gaia Herbs, 1996-1997
1998-2001Co-host, HealthTime, top rated Colorado radio talk show
1999Presented Body, Mind and Sport principles to New Jersey Nets in the NBA
2000-2002Keynote address at the inaugural California Associated of Ayurvedic Medicine Conference
2000-2002Director of Humanity in Unity, a non-profit humanitarian organization
2002Keynote address at the Southwest Yoga and Ayurveda Conference, Palm Springs
2002Keynote address, Southwest Yoga and Ayurveda Conference, Palm Springs
2003Keynote address at NAMA, National Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, Sarasota, Florida
2003-presentRegular 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
2015Keynote address at NAMA, National Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, Newport Beach, CA


1982-84Chiropractic Internship, Los Angeles, California
1984-86Practicing Chiropractor, Fairfield, Iowa
1986-2001Sports Medicine Practice, Boulder, Colorado
1988-93Co-Director, American Association of Ayurvedic Medicine Physician Training Program – certified over 2000 physicians in Ayurvedic medicine
1988-93Director, Pulse Assessment and Training Programs, 5 Senses Therapy, Neuromuscular and Neurorespiratory Programs
1989-94Associate Director, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center, Lancaster, MA
1989-94Developed the Invincible Athletics Course and taught it across North America and at the USSR Central Scientific Research Institute of Sports.
1989-94Trained the 1991 Iowa State High School Champion Tennis Team
1991President, Sports Organization of Maharishi Ayurveda (SOMA), Lancaster, MA
1993-94President, Ayurveda Sports, Inc. (AVS), Lancaster, MA
Founder and Director of John Douillard’s LifeSpa in Boulder, Colorado, an Ayurvedic clinic and herbal shop.