Dr. John Douillard — Gluten Sensitivity and the Why Behind Eating Whole Grains Part 1 -
Episode 78

In Today’s Episode
Today we’re talking with Dr. John Douillard about a surprisingly controversial topic: wheat. Dr. Douillard is the author of a great book titled Eat Wheat, so you can see where this is going. I was so excited to interview him because he believes something that I have observed in my own life and practice, that is that eliminating wheat from someone’s diet can be beneficial, but that you must heal the gut and be able to add it back in eventually. Wheat is not the root cause of illness, a weak gut is. I hope you enjoy this first part of our interview. There’s so much to say about this, so we’ll finish the interview next week.

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 five million views on YouTube. LifeSpa.com is evolving the way Ayurveda is understood around the world, with over 800 articles and videos proving ancient wisdom with modern science. Dr. John is the former Director of Player Development and nutrition expert for the New Jersey Nets NBA team. He is the bestselling author of seven health books, a repeat guest on the Dr. Oz show, and has been featured in USA Today, LA Times, and dozens of other national publications. He has been in practice for over 30 years and has seen over 100,000 patients. Dr. John directs LifeSpa, the 2013 Holistic Wellness Center of the year in Boulder, CO. You can read Dr. Douillard’s full bio here: Dr. John.


Outline of This Great Episode
[12:56] Deborah introduces Dr. Douillard.
[14:51] Dr. Douillard quickly realized that his patients were not really getting well by eliminating foods.
[16:15] Eliminating wheat from the diet may be beneficial, but it is not treating the root cause of illness.
[19:09] We must look at the real science that validates wheat consumption.
[23:24] We have the genes to eat wheat.
[24:58] We have been eating poisons since the beginning of time.
[30:07] Pesticide and herbicide use contributes to gut problems.
[33:18] The liver is so important, and it is constantly abused.
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[39:35] What does Dr. Douillard think about coffee enemas?
[42:02] What foods best support the liver and lymph system?
[45:02] Herbs can be used to restart stomach acid production.
[48:10] Mercury clogs your lymph system and harms your digestion.
[52:08] Anything you can do to support lymphatic flow is a good idea.
[53:30] Movement is crucial for lymph health.
[56:42] We’ll continue our conversation with Dr. Douillard next week.

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Resources Mentioned
Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back Into Your Diet, by John Douillard
The Ayurvedic Vegan Kitchen: Finding Harmony Through Food, by Talya Lutzker
Gentle Digest Supplement