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.
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.
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.
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.