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Dr John La Puma

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Dr John La Puma MD is a wellness and nutrition expert and the leading physician voice for healthy living and eating as part of ones personal medical health. Dr La Puma is a board-certified specialist in internal medicine, professionally trained chef and co-founder of ChefMD. He is a New York Times best-selling author twice and a promoter of culinary medicine, healthy aging, wellness and nutrition.

Dr. John believes that both food and nature are information for the body and the brain. The right meals, food as medicine and nature therapy 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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The Health Benefits of Friendship

Here’s another fun one, folks: apparently this Thursday July 30th is International Day of Friendship! The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. I

Garlic-Roasted Radishes

Bring out the sweetness, and maximize the health benefits of radishes by roasting this jewel-hued veggie in garlic. Roasting draws out a mildly sweet juice that tempers the peppery flavor of radishes. The garlic and butter (or ghee, if you prefer) blend perfectly with this hidden sweetness, giving the roasted radish

Radishes: A Versatile Underdog

With its peppery, almost spicy flavor, radishes may not be one of the most popular garden vegetables—but they are one of the most nutritious. For centuries, radishes have been used in Ayurvedic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat fever, sore throat, bile disorders, inflammation, and bacterial and fungal conditions.

2 Surprising Solutions To Gut Trouble

Stomach trouble is one of those issues that can be quite hard to pin down. Because the gut is so interconnected with our diet, our mental health, and so much more, it can be hard to tease apart what exactly the source of our sour stomach is—and, more importantly, what

Cinnamon is Friendly For Your Gut

Cinnamon is a much-beloved sweet herb used in cooking. But you might not know that cinnamon has been used for centuries to treat a variety of health concerns such as fever, menstrual problems, congestion, sore throat and cough, and gastrointestinal distress. That’s right: this unassuming dessert spice is actually an

How To Make Nut Milk At Home

With endless varieties of nut milks lining the grocery shelves, you might wonder: “Can I make my own nut milk at home?” Yes you can—and it’s not as difficult as you might think. You can enhance this basic recipe, good for nearly any nut, by adding fresh berries, coconut, or

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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 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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