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. We also talked about the lymphatic system and the importance of eating seasonally. Make sure you listen to the first part of our interview, Episode 78, before listening to this one.
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
[8:45] Deborah introduces Dr. Douillard.
[10:51] What type of exercise is best for the lymphatic system?
[13:43] If you want your lymphatic system to be healthy, you must get rid of processed foods and excess sugars. You should also eat organically grown foods, in season.
[17:57] Should you have genetic testing done to test for gluten sensitivity?
[21:02] What is the healthy way to eat wheat?
[24:34] Focus on seasonal foods.
[26:11] Never eat products with sunflower oil.
[28:03] It’s not necessarily better to eat ancient wheat as opposed to modern wheat.
[33:11] Detox is crucial, and you must reboot your digestion as a first step to detox. [34:58] Thank you to everyone who left us a review last week! Be sure to check out VidalSpeaks.com, where you can find my story, my favorite products, and much more! Please support this show by using the Amazon Banner on my site for all your Amazon purchases, which will pay a small commission to me with no extra cost to you. It really helps. Please also consider donating directly to keep our show going, leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend. All of this supports our mission. Thank you!
[36:47] Dr. Douillard offers two cleanses.
[39:12] Fermented foods should be eaten in the winter.
[40:58] What grains are the best to eat?
[49:09] The paleo diet is not really what our ancestors were eating.
[53:12] Ayurvedic medicine is much easier to understand than most people think.
[55:14] Dr. Douillard recommends certain foods to start healing.
[58:08] Dr. Douillard is passionate about proving ancient wisdom with modern science.
Connect with Today’s Guest
Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back Into Your Diet, by John Douillard
Body, Mind and Sport: The Mind-Body Guide to Lifelong Health, Fitness and Your Personal Best, by John Douillard
The 3-Season Diet Challenge