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089: Yoga Nidra with Rod Stryker
Aug 5
Yoga nidra has become a popular and effective relaxation tool common in many yoga studios. But it is not always practiced with an understanding of its original purpose. Yogarupa Rod Stryker has taught yoga nidra for 40 years and has a book coming out…
Kaya Kalpa Cleanse: Stem Cell Activation + Longevity
Jul 29
The world may not need another cleanse, but the cleanse I’m introducing to you is not new—in fact, it is thousands of years old: perhaps the oldest Ayurvedic detox of all! There is one catch: this cleanse, the LifeSpa Kaya Kalpa Cleanse, is NOT for…
088: Biohacking with Ben Greenfield
Jul 1
What should we eat? In my search to answer what should be a very simple question, I have interviewed numerous best-selling diet authors and this week’s podcast is with fitness and longevity expert Ben Greenfield, author of the bestselling book Beyond…
087: Ayurvedic Psychology Free Intro with Dr. John
Jun 3
I am so excited to introduce my new Yoga Journal course, Ayurveda 201: Six Weeks to Transformation + Bliss through Ayurvedic Psychology. In the course, Larissa Hall Carlson + I will guide you through weekly yoga, breathing, meditation, Ayurveda, +…
086: Journey through Cancer with Dr. Timothy McCall
May 6
Join us May 6 @ 5:30 pm MT for a very special LifeSpa Podcast with Dr. Timothy McCall! Dr. McCall used both ancient wisdom + modern science to treat his cancer. Dr. McCall’s new book, Saving My Neck: A Doctor’s East/West Journey Through Cancer, is…
085: Vegan Expert Dr. John McDougall
Apr 1
If you’re not familiar with John McDougall, MD, he is perhaps the most well-known leader in the vegan community. He is the author of 13 best-selling books (including The Starch Solution and The Healthiest Diet on the Planet) and has been preaching a…
084: Spring Cleaning for Body, Mind + Soul
Mar 4
March 4, 2019 | 58 minutes, 24 seconds Download Reset Your Digestive + Detox Clock This Spring At LifeSpa, we have three Ayurvedic cleanses available this spring: Short Home Cleanse is an easy 4-day ghee and kitchari cleanse and digestive reset. Download…
083: Eat Wheat + Grain Brain Debate Round 2
Feb 2
Eat Wheat vs Grain Brain: Round 2 (Click here for Round 1) We are honored to share this conversation that provides a full scope of information on both sides of the wheat/gluten controversy. Listen to Dr. John’s interview with Dr. David Perlmutter, MD,…
082: The Way of the Peaceful Warrior with Dan Millman
Jan 7
I have always been a believer that athletics was the best model for life—living life fully from a calm center. Along the way, I have been a big fan of Dan Millman’s books: most famously, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior. He eloquently links athletics, peak…
081: Can Water Be Healing? Gerald Pollack, PhD
Nov 27, 2018
We all know that water can be a liquid, solid, or a gas, but inside of our cells and in certain places in nature, there is a fourth phase of water. This phase is a gel state that is made up of hexagonal, crystal-like structures. This fourth phase of water…
080: Resolving Emotional Eating with Marc David
Nov 5, 2018
Watch the Podcast: Download: Download mp3 (right-click here and select ‘save’) Listen: Subscribe: iTunes | YouTube | email | Spotify | RSS Podcasts with LifeSpa’s Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP and guests are dynamic, hour-long lectures and interviews on a…
079: Learning From Cancer Cells with Zach Bush, M.D.
Oct 1, 2018
Ayurveda describes the cause of cancer as a loss of cellular memory, where cells have forgotten how to function as a part of the whole. Stressed cancer cells cannot survive very long being isolated from the whole, so they start dividing rapidly,…
078: Microbes: The Unseen World Around You with Eugenia Bone
Sep 10, 2018
The complex, rich, and diverse ecological community of microbes within the human body requires special attention, as it has been directly linked to regulating 70 percent of the body’s immune system and most of its physiological functions. The microbiome…
077: Ayurveda for a Healthy Family
Aug 13, 2018
A 2017 Nobel Prize went to 3 scientists researching biological clocks, opening up entirely new fields of Circadian Medicine. It is very likely that doctors will begin making suggestions for how to align with the rhythms of nature… let’s hope they get it…
076: Changing the World through Yoga + Ayurveda with Seane Corn
Jul 16, 2018
In this podcast, you’ll learn about the relationship of yoga, trauma, + service; the 7 non-negotiables that Seane commits to every day in order to stay motivated from love; how to regulate yourself and your students; and whether George Harrison would…
075: Protecting Endangered Herbs with Prashanti de Jager, Master Herbalist
Jun 25, 2018
Nearly 20 percent of all herbs are now considered endangered—this is around 10,000 species that are threatened and/or depleted completely. LifeSpa has proudly partnered with the Dunagiri Foundation to support the protection, preservation and traditional…
074: Ketogenic Diet Pros + Cons
May 14, 2018
Learn how to do the Ketogenic diet right from an Ayurvedic perspective The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carb diet that has been trending of late. It promises to help folks lose weight, balance stubborn blood sugars, rip your abs, and help reset the…
073: Flourishing as a Sensitive Person in an Insensitive World with Dr. Christiane Northrup
Apr 9, 2018
As our culture has become more and more distracted by the overstimulation of our senses, many of us have had to develop a layer of thicker skin. Scenes too risqué for the screen 30 years ago are now the norm. While seemingly accepted by the masses, many…
072: Prevent Seasonal Allergies
Mar 5, 2018
Watch the Podcast: Download the Podcast: Air Date: March 5, 2018 Playtime: 56 minutes Link: Download mp3 (right-click here and select ‘save’) Listen: Subscribe: iTunes | YouTube | email | Spotify | RSS Recommended Reading 10 Ayurvedic Tips to Prevent…
071: Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life with Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar
Feb 5, 2018
Watch the Podcast: Download the Podcast: Air Date: February 5, 2018 Playtime: 61 minutes Link: Download mp3 (right-click here and select ‘save’) Listen: Subscribe: iTunes | YouTube | email | Spotify | RSS Recommended Reading: Change Your Schedule, Change…
070: Overcoming Unwanted Habits + Painful Emotions
Jan 8, 2018
Watch the Podcast: Download the Podcast: Air Date: January 8, 2018 Playtime: 58 minutes Link: Download mp3 (right-click here and select ‘save’) Listen: Subscribe: iTunes | YouTube | email | Spotify | RSS Recommended Reading: The Magic of Removing your…
069: Two Health Strategies You Can’t Live Without with Dr. Mercola
Dec 11, 2017
Dr. John interviews Dr. Joe Mercola, founder of Mercola.com, the most visited natural health site on the internet about his new book, Fat for Fuel, his new ketogenic cookbook, and a preview of his soon-to-be-released groundbreaking book on electromagnetic…
068: Food-Based Solutions For Your Thyroid
Nov 6, 2017
Twenty million Americans suffer from thyroid conditions, and a shocking 60% of Americans who have a thyroid condition are not even aware that they have one. Join me as I interview Lisa Markley, MS, RDN and Jill Grunewald, HNC, authors of The Essential…
067: Blue Zones with Dan Buettner
Oct 10, 2017
Blue Zones are areas around the world where there are inordinate concentrations of centenarians – people living healthily beyond the age of 100. Don’t miss this exciting interview with the author of the best-selling book The Blue Zones and National…
066: Autoimmune Conditions: An Ayurvedic Approach
Sep 11, 2017
According to Ayurveda, the immune system depends on awareness. If blood, lymph or venous circulation along with nervous system innervation is blocked in any way, the body’s communication tools can be compromised. Without awareness or communication, the…
065: Technology + Your Kids
Aug 14, 2017
The habits of the average cell phone user are quite astounding: Both kids and adults send more than 110 texts a day, check their phones 150 times per day and 46 percent of them say they could not live without their phones! (1) Kids are going from simply…
064: Cool Your Pitta This Summer
Jul 10, 2017
A core principle of healing and wellness in Ayurveda is understanding the connection between one’s body type and mother nature. There are 3 main body types also known as doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The three body types are reflections of the qualities…
063: Melatonin with Dr. Paula Witt-Enderby
Jun 5, 2017
While melatonin is most commonly known to treat sleep disorders, many may not know that melatonin is closely connected with the our circadian rhythms – our internal body clocks that regulate hormone levels, metabolism, gene expression, sleep and…
062: Tantra, Sex + Relationships with Rod Stryker
May 1, 2017
Watch the Podcast: Download the Podcast: Air Date: May 1, 2017 Playtime: 1 hour, 9 minutes Link: Download mp3 (right-click here and select ‘save’) Listen: Subscribe: iTunes | YouTube | email | Spotify | RSS Rod Stryker’s Biography Yogarupa Rod Stryker is…
061: Safe Liver Cleansing
Apr 3, 2017
In America, we dump 4 billion pounds of toxic environmental pollutants into the environment each year. Recently, one study found that 65% of the rainfall contains glyphosate or “Roundup.” Even worse, is the notion that omega-6 fats or vegetable oils are…
060: Ask Dr. John Anything!
Mar 6, 2017
Watch the Podcast: Download the Podcast: Air Date: March 6, 2017 Playtime: 1 hour, 20 minutes Link: Download mp3 (right-click here and select ‘save’) Listen: Subscribe: iTunes | YouTube | email | Spotify | RSS Podcasts with Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP are…
059: Ancient Grains with Dr. Bob Quinn
Feb 6, 2017
Watch the Podcast: Download the Podcast: Air Date: February 6, 2017 Playtime: 56 minutes, 33 seconds Link: Download mp3 (right-click here and select ‘save’) Listen: Subscribe: iTunes | YouTube | email | Spotify | RSS Dr. Bob Quinn’s Biography Robert “Bob”…
058: The Benefits of Wheat with Dr. Mercola
Jan 24, 2017
Ground-Breaking News Regarding a Gluten-Free Diet… Join Dr. Joe Mercola and Dr. John Douillard as they discuss the newest research and information about the changing posture regarding being gluten-free. The 16-billion-dollar-a-year gluten-free industry…
057: Is Gluten the Root Cause of Your Health Concerns?
Jan 9, 2017
Is it possible that we have found gluten guilty without a fair trial? Could it be the processed nature of today’s wheat that makes it indigestible? Has 60 years of processed foods compromised our ability to digest well and detox efficiently? Eating wheat…
056: Eat Wheat + Grain Brain Debate Round 1
Jan 8, 2017
Eat Wheat vs Grain Brain: Round 1 (Click here for Round 2) January 8, 2017 | 50 minutes, 49 seconds Download Subscribe: iTunes | YouTube | email | Spotify | RSS We are honored to share this conversation that provides a full scope of information on both…
055: Digesting Holiday Food + Drink
Dec 5, 2016
With the holidays upon us, we often find ourselves coping with eating way too much food and indulging in drinks and rich desserts. Then, when we visit with family for the holidays, we watch ourselves starting to act or react like toddlers again, leaving…
054: Sinus Survival with Dr. Rob Ivker
Nov 14, 2016
Don’t miss my interview with Dr. Rob Ivker, best-selling author of Sinus Survival and past president of the American Holistic Medical Association. We’ll be discussing how to survive this winter, naturally, without sinus concerns. Our sinuses are linked to…
052: Eat Wheat
Sep 12, 2016
Have we convicted wheat without a fair trial? Doesn’t this feel eerily similar to what we did with cholesterol 60 years ago that has spawned our current epidemic of pre-diabetes? We have been eating wheat for 4 million years – not 10,000 years, as many…
051: The Transformational Power of the Smile with Dr. Rich Castellano, MD
Aug 15, 2016
Join me for one of the most joyful podcasts of the year, as I interview Dr. Rich Castellano, MD, the author of the new book, The Smile Prescription. According to Dr. Castellano, a smile is the key to health and longevity. Big smilers live longer than weak…
050: Kick Acid Naturally: Ayurvedic Strategies for Heartburn
Jul 11, 2016
Sixty percent of Americans experience at least one bout of heartburn each year (1), making this form of indigestion incredibly common. Antacids have received much bad press lately as their side effects keep rolling in. Remember, heartburn is just one…
049: Ayurvedic Psychology with Dr. David Frawley & Dr. John Douillard
Jun 20, 2016
Please join Dr. John and Dr. David Frawley as they discuss a topic very close to Dr. John’s heart. There is no greater expert on this subject than Dr. David Frawley, who just released his book with Suhas Kshirsagar, titled The Art and Science of Vedic…
048: Troubleshoot Your Intestinal Bacteria, Candida + SIBO
May 16, 2016
The great breakdown of the digestive system is responsible for a host of health concerns that, more often than not, start in the digestive tract. Join me as I take you through the genesis of the great digestive breakdown, and how to remedy some of the…
047: Discover Your Ideal Weight Plan With Ayurveda
Apr 11, 2016
In Ayurveda, spring is considered “nature’s new year,” and the two major goals of spring are: To reset the body’s ability to burn fat as a stable source of fuel. To detoxify the liver, lymph and toxins stored in the fat cells. The results are natural…
046: Diet, Digestion, Weight Loss
Mar 23, 2016
Nature provides the ideal harvest for each season to keep you strong, healthy, energized and focused. In the winter, we naturally crave soups, nuts, warm grains, and other high fat and protein foods such as meat and fish. In the spring, we want salads,…
045: Brain-Lymph Connection for Better Mood & Memory
Mar 14, 2016
Newly discovered tiny meningeal lymph vessels that drain dangerous toxins from the brain have proved to be a game-changer in Western medicine. Congestion of these vessels has been linked to age-related cognitive decline, mood issues, and more. Not…
044: Skin Health + Skincare
Feb 17, 2016
At LifeSpa we believe that what you put on your body is as important as what you put in your body. Today, too many skin care products are loaded with preservatives and chemicals that may be perceived as foreign to the body. This perception by the body can…
043: Say Goodbye To Aches & Pains
Feb 8, 2016
Aches tend to start when you are young… after a long run, bike ride or an intense yoga class. Slowly, and as we age, the aches become nagging pains that require massage, acupuncture or chiropractic work, but soon, these techniques stop working. Then, with…
042: Microbiome
Jan 20, 2016
In recent years, research on the topic of microbiology has moved along at an incredible rate, revealing that most every function in the human body relies on the diversity and richness of its beneficial microbes. Such research has taken our understanding…