John La Puma MD is the leading physician voice for healthy eating as part of health, and food-as-medicine. Both a board-certified practicing specialist in internal medicine and professionally trained chef, he is a New York Times best-selling author twice, on healthy aging, nutrition and wellness.
Dr. La Puma believes that both food and nature are information for the body and the brain. Correctly understood, that information can transform your physical and mental health to create a healthy edge. Nature, especially, is a restorative, powerful, underutilized therapeutic tool.
Dr. La Puma 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 ways to find and use food, balance and the outdoors to improve your well-being and quality of life.
While Dr. La Puma did not invent culinary medicine, he pioneered and popularized it in medical schools and popular books, and on national cable and network television as ChefMD®. To connect nutrition and cooking with the highest quality ingredients, he grows certified organic avocados, medicinal herbs and rare citrus on a demonstration and teaching farm in Santa Barbara.
Dr. La Puma is board-certified in internal medicine, and specializes in nutrition and lifestyle medicine. He writes both recipes and pharmaceuticals on prescription slips, and enjoys seeing private patients by appointment. He advocates for health related causes, including food security, pollinator protection and animal adoption and welfare.
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