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Transform Your Life With What You Eat And How You Live! Let Food and Nature Be Your Medicine Too! Transform Your Life With What You Eat And How You Live!

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Dr John La Puma

Food & Nature as Medicine, Too

Dr. John La Puma MD is the leading physician voice for culinary medicine and ecomedicine as part of your personal medical health, and an internationally recognized expert in nutrition and well-being. Dr La Puma is a board-certified specialist in internal medicine, a professionally trained chef, and an urban organic farmer. He is also a New York Times best-selling author twice, has lectured on culinary medicine at TEDMED and TEDx, and on ecomedicine at the University of Chicago and Harvard University,

Dr. John believes that both food and nature are information for the body and the brain. The right foods, beverages, outdoor activities, and nature-based solutions can help you reboot your brain and your health. Both food and nature are restorative, powerful, underutilized therapeutic tools in medicine.

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Why Nature Sounds Are Good For Us

Babbling brooks, twittering birds, rustling leaves… these are just a few of the wonderful sounds that nature can bring us. Maybe even just thinking about the rush of the ocean waves or the sound as the breeze moves through tall grass has already gotten you feeling a little bit more

7 Ways the Use of Hydrotherapy Reduces Stress

I think it’s fair to say that most of us would love to learn more natural, simple ways to reduce our stress! Might I suggest looking into hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy (or “water cure”) refers to the therapeutic use of water to stimulate the body’s healing force. Many beneficial changes take place

3 Reasons to Get Close to a Tree

Who doesn’t love a good tree? We can climb them, sit under their shade, and enjoy their beauty as they change throughout the seasons. We see and pass by a lot of trees in our lives as we walk down shaded streets, hang out in the park, or even tend

How to Get the Benefits of Exercising in Nature

By now, you’ve probably heard the news (unless you’ve been living under a rock): exercise is good for you! And if you’re a regular on this blog, you’ll also know that nature is good for you too. (That’s what ecomedicine is all about!) So it might not surprise you to

What is Regenerative Agriculture?

You’ve probably heard of sustainable agriculture. But have you heard of regenerative agriculture? Welcome to another installment in my “What is EcoMedicine?” series, part of my goal to create a compendium of well-researched scientific blogs on the various kinds of ecomedicine out there. Since there are so many kinds of

Digital Distraction: 3 Reasons To Ditch The Phone and Get Outside

Digital addiction is a real thing — and something those of us who grew up without connected devices would have never imagined. Sit inside and stare at a screen alone rather than play outside with our friends? Not in a million years. But babies entering the world today may see

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AUTHOR

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 food as 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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PHYSICIAN

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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