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Dr John La Puma

John La Puma MD is the leading physician voice for healthy eating as part of personal medical health, and for nature therapy. A board-certified specialist in internal medicine, professionally trained chef and organic avocado farmer, he is a New York Times best-selling author twice, on healthy aging, nutrition and wellness.

Dr. John believes that both food and nature are information for the body and the brain. The right meals, foods and nature can transform your personal, physical, medical and mental health to create a healthy edge. Both food and nature are restorative, powerful, underutilized therapeutic tools.

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Weekly Wows, 1/17/19: City of Gold, The Invention of Nature, and Meditation Weekly Wows, 1/24/19: RBG, Planetary Diets and Seed Starters Weekly Wows, 2/7/19: Madeline Albright, Organic Spikes and a Swiss Army Knife Weekly Wows, 2/15/19: Be mindful, eat right, and teach a dog to think outside the bowl Weekly

Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Clusters

Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 3 minutes Servings: 4 Calories: 108 per serving Ingredients 1 large or 2 medium pomegranates, enough to yield scant 1 cup (8 ounces) pomegranate arils 2/3 cup (4 ounces) organic bittersweet chocolate chips, such as Ghiradelli 60% ¼ teaspoon curry powder (optional) ¼ cup

The Surprising Health Benefits of Pineapple

Who can resist the juicy, vibrant flavor of a sweet and tangy pineapple? Apparently, not many of us—this prickly plant often ranks as one of America’s most in-demand tropical fruits. But beneath its rough exterior, the pineapple is hiding more than just flavor. There are many health benefits to eating

The Health Benefits of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a holiday all about giving thanks (it’s right there in the name!). We hear a lot these days about the benefits of gratitude—but what does the research have to say about it? Thankfully, all the studies seem to back up the idea that practicing gratitude has a multitude

How to Protect Your Gut from NSAIDs

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, otherwise known as NSAIDs (pronounced phonetically, as in “N”said), are non-opioid painkillers that can help produce relief from a number of maladies. My patients use them to treat muscle aches, back pain, arthritis/joint pain, menstrual cramps and more. Many options such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin are

The Power of Potassium for Muscle and Nerve Function

Potassium is a mineral that, once inside the body, operates as an electrolyte and becomes essential to the maintenance of proper neural and muscle function. In partnership with sodium, it helps maintain fluid volume and pH balance, and creates what’s known as a concentration gradient that assists in heartbeat regulation

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Dr. John is the author or co-author of seven books. Several are used as textbooks at great academic institutions worldwide, and three have been New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. Most recently, he writes and speaks about how to use meals to lower cholesterol and control diabetes, and about how the power to opt outside can improve your medical health.

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While Dr. John did not invent culinary medicine, he pioneered and popularized culinary medicine in a popular culinary medicine book, and on national cable and network television as ChefMD®.  His invited presentations often include cooking demonstrations, culinary insights, and medicinal plants and herbs.

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Dr. John is board-certified in internal medicine. He writes both recipes and pharmaceuticals on prescription slips.  He also advocates for health related causes, including food security, pollinator protection and animal adoption and welfare.

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