Dr. John Douillard’s Spring Grocery List

Dr. Douillard is a chiropractor and an Ayurvedic practitioner in Colorado. I met Dr. Douillard when he came to The Kripalu Yoga Center in Massachusetts a couple of years ago and also reviewed his excellent book, The Three Season Diet. (link: http://www.menupause.info/archives/11109) With his permission I am posting his winter grocery list, which focuses on the Ayurvedic approach to one’s diet, based on your body type. It also is coordinated with seasonal foods. It’s how I eat now, so this list is helpful for me and maybe for you. (This will bleed into right hand margin.)

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Spring Grocery List

(March – June)

 Eat more foods that are Pungent (Spicy), Bitter, Astringent / Light, Dry, Warm: such as flavorful steamed veggies, brothy soups, brown rice.

 Eat less foods that are Sweet, Sour, Salty / Heavy, Cold, Oily: such as fried foods, ice cream, heavy dairy, breads.

Curious about a food not on this list? Taste it. If it has 2 of the 3 spring tastes

(pungent/spicy, bitter, astringent), it is balancing. Prepare it in a way that is light, dry and/or warm.


Choose Organic and non-GMO when possible. Eat more of your favorite foods from this list.

*An asterisk means that this food is a Spring Superfood. If you like it, eat more of it. VEGETABLES

FRUIT

SPICES

LEGUMES

HERB TEA

*Alfalfa Sprouts

Artichokes

*Asparagus

*Bean Sprouts

Beets

*Bell Peppers

*Bitter Melon

Broccoli

*Brussels Sprouts

*Cabbage

*Carrots

*Cauliflower

*Celery

*Chicory

*Chilies, dried

Cilantro

*Collard Greens

*Corn

*Dandelion

*Endive

Fennel

*Garlic

Ginger

*Green Beans

*Hot Peppers

Jicama

*Kale

Leeks

*Lettuce

*Mushrooms

*Mustard Greens

*Onions

*Parsley

*Peas

*Potatoes, baked

*Radishes

Seaweed

Snow Peas

*Spinach

*Swiss Chard

*Turnips Watercress

Eat fruit separately from other foods.

Apples

Blueberries

*Dried Fruit (all)

Grapefruit

Lemons, Limes

Papayas

Pears

Pomegranates (sour)

Raspberries

Strawberries

All Berries

DAIRY

Favor raw or vat-pasteurized.

Ghee (moderation)

Lowfat yogurt (moderation)

Rice/Soy milk

*Goat milk

OILS

Flax

Hemp

Coconut Oil

SWEETENERS

Favor natural whole foods sweeteners, in moderation:

*Honey – Raw

Maple Syrup

Molasses

OILS

Anise

Asafoetida

Basil

Bay Leaf

*Black Pepper

Chamomile

Caraway

Cardamom

*Cayenne

Cinnamon

*Clove

Coriander

Cumin

Dill

Fennel

Fenugreek

Garlic

Ginger

Horseradish

Marjoram

Mustard

Nutmeg

Oregano

Peppermint

Poppy Seeds

Rosemary

Saffron

Sage

Spearmint

Thyme

Turmeric

CONDIMENTS

Carob

Pickles

*All Sprouted Beans

Adzuki

Black Gram

Garbanzo

Fava

*Kidney

*Lentils

*Lima

*Mung

Split Pea

LEAN MEAT & FISH

Chicken

Duck (moderation)

Eggs (moderation)

Freshwater fish

Lamb (moderation)

Ocean fish (moderation)

Turkey

NUTS & SEEDS

Filberts

Pinons

Pumpkin

Sunflower

WHOLE GRAINS

Amaranth

Barley

Buckwheat

Corn

Millet

Oats, dry

Quinoa

Rice, Brown, long grain

Rye

Alfalfa

*Cardamom

*Chicory

*Cinnamon

*Cloves

*Dandelion

*Ginger

*Hibiscus

*Orange Peel

*Strawberry Leaf

BEVERAGES

Black Tea (moderation)

Coffee (moderation)

Water (room temp. to hot)

Learn more in

The 3-Season Diet

book by Dr. John Douillard

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3 Responses to “Dr. John Douillard’s Spring Grocery List”

  1. Mary-Lou Meyers Says:

    My daughter, Sue, is also interested in trying to find Regional food which like local honey seems
    to be more effective than just honey since the bees are gathering it from plants and flowers in your area.
    Sue also went to the Kripalu Yoga Center in the Berkshires, and felt it was extremely rejuvenating.
    Thanks for all the timely information. When you go back to earlier generations, many favored what
    they called Spring Tonics after a hard winter, the emphasis being on foods that are lighter and less
    likely to feel bloated.

  2. ellen sue spicer Says:

    I think it is now called Spring Detox! Kripalu is a great place to go for a retreat or classes. Beautiful location.

  3. Roz Warren Says:

    This is definitely one approach. My own method is to eat whatever looks good at the Coopermarket. Whatever works.

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