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If you want to feel better, happier, shake those blues, get out of a funk, or sleep better than you’ve ever slept before, then do we have the happiness, sleepy show for you!
Today I’ll be talking with natural health, Ayurveda and sports medicine expert Dr. John Douillard. He’s the Director of LifeSpa, located in Boulder CO, former director of player development and nutrition advisor for the New Jersey Nets, repeat guest on the Dr. OZ show, and the author of 6 books, including one of my all-time favorites, Body, Mind, and Sport: The Mind-Body Guide to Lifelong Health, Fitness, and Your Personal Best.
Today we’ll talking about the physiology of happiness, and the changes we can make through diet, exercise sleep habits and more, to boost our oxytocin, get happier, and feel better throughout the day. We’ll also look at ways to sleep easier, sleep deeper, and finally get the rest we need and deserve.
That plus we’ll talk about shower power, blue light, what in the world are glymphatics, the importance of play, the danger of the news and why buying more shoes, coffee or cinnabuns, are never the answer. Bummer.
MORE ON DR. JOHN DOUILLARD:
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 700 natural health and fitness articles and videos proving ancient wisdom with modern science. Dr. John is the former Director of Player Development and nutrition advisor for the New Jersey Nets NBA team, author of 6 books, a repeat guest on the Dr. Oz show, and featured in Woman’s World Magazine, Huffington Post, Yoga Journal and dozens of other national publications. He directs LifeSpa, the 2013 Holistic Wellness Center of the year in Boulder, CO.
A brief history on Dr. John Douillard and running the Deepak Chopra Center Massachusetts.
How he began working for the New Jersey Nets
How they went from 3rd most injured team in the league to 3rd least injured team in the league
What is reward chemistry?
Why buying more shoes isn’t the answer.
What is the Cinnabun effect.
What the science is of oxytocin
What is epigenetics
Why is nasal breathing so important for us?
Why compassion and helping others is so good for our chemistry
What kind of diets are great for better moods (not to mention for our health)
Why is lymph health so important and what are glymphatics
What did they find at the University of Virginia that revolutionizes brain health.
What we can do for the lymphatic system of the brain
How does he feel about alkaline water
Why he’s a big fan of a 3 season diet (and wrote a book called the Three Season Diet)
Benefits of active release technique and muscle activation technique
How much is exercise helping from a happiness point of view and how much do we want to be doing of it?
What are the happiness benefits of exercise?
How does he feel about HIT training, high intensity training?
How important is sleep for the brain
Why you don’t want to sleep on your back for your brain
What are the major reasons people don’t sleep?
What eating has to do with sleep, and when we want to eat to sleep better
Why people feel like a ‘truck hit me’ when you wake up – and what to do about it.
What are the 3 major causes of aging?
What’s the importance of the skin of your intestinal wall
What’s the importance of your intestinal track microbes
What’s the importance of the lymphatic system
Why your sleep and happiness depend on the happiness of your intestinal skin
Why you want high fiber foods, particularly beans to replenish the gut
Why the 3 B’s are so important. Beats, beans, and blueberries.
How do you build back into beans
What’s the magic ‘starter’ bean
What bean has anti-flatulence factors.
What’s the benefit of hot foods
Key benefits for the body from meditation
ESTABLISH BEING – PERFORM ACTION
Yoga, breathing, meditation, and what the key is to do with this
Why do we want to do random acts of kindness – and how can it help us.
What it takes for microbes to thrive in your body.
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