Dr John Douillard - Ayurvedic doctor - on digestive wellness as the secret to health and immunity

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 more than 9 million views on YouTube and more than 130,000 newsletter subscribers. LifeSpa.com is evolving the way Ayurveda is understood around the world, with thousands of articles and videos joining ancient wisdom with modern science. John is the former director of player development for the New Jersey Nets NBA team, author of seven health books including his newest Amazon best-seller Eat Wheat, a repeat guest on Dr. Oz, and newly released Yoga Journal video course Ayurveda 201 on Ayurvedic Psychology. He directs LifeSpa Ayurvedic Clinic, the 2013 Holistic Wellness Center of the Year in Boulder, Colorado. 




Lyrics to the song that was inspired by the interview:


There are two digestive concepts 
That will turn your world around 
They determine both the length 
And your quality of your life 

Understand both sides 
It's Agni 
vs. Ama 

The fire of Agni is enzymes 
Hot, Light, Dry and Penetrating 
You're not simply what you eat 
Only what you metabolise 

And when there's indigestion 
Some Ama 
Gets left behind 

At any of the stages 
From Rasa through to Shukra 
If it can't process the food 
Into a dhatu or a mula 

Then there's malabsorption 
And some Ama 
Gets left behind 

D#                                   Bf 
When there's too much Ama inside 
D#                  Gm                   Bf 
You're guaranteed to feel at ease 
    D#                      F  
It's the soil, for disease 

Ama is the toxins 
Cold, heavy, oily, dull 
How bad has it become? 
Check the map upon your tongue 

As it slowly accumulates 
The flame of Agni 
Goes down 

Help it with cold water 
Feed it eating late 
Then have an early breakfast 
The bad mixing takes place 

Whenever you eat without hunger 
The flame of Agni 
Goes down 

If your Agni becomes too weak 
You're guaranteed to feel ill at ease 
The door's open, for disease 

Bf                           Gm 
May your Agni be strong 
D#                                       F 
Then your lifespan will be long 

When you detox your Ama 
You bring forth good karma 

When your Agni is strong 
Ama's long gone 

The battle of your life 
Is your Agni  
vs Ama