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Dr John La Puma

John La Puma MD is the leading physician voice for healthy eating as part of health, and for nature-as-medicine. A board-certified specialist in internal medicine, professionally trained chef and certified naturalist, 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. The right information can transform your personal, physical and mental health to create a healthy edge. Both food and nature are restorative, powerful, underutilized therapeutic tools.

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‘Tis the Season for: Soups!

I find soups especially satisfying this time of year. They’re warming, as nutrient packed as you want them to be, and since they’re the original one-pot meal, generally pretty simple to put together. Here are three of my favorite and most-loved recipes. Try them today, and let me know if

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

Broth: Health Benefits Approved by Mom

From Mom’s best health advice – to top doctors everywhere – soup broth tops the list of healing foods to eat when you’re feeling sick or simply need a soothing, light and nutritious meal. Varieties of soup broth include vegetable, fish, chicken, beef and bone broth without meat. A broth

How to Make Your Own Electrolyte Drink

Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals, such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, that are found in your bodily fluids. They perform many important functions including helping to balance pH; transporting nutrients into cells and waste out of them; and ensuring nerve and muscle cells are working properly. In the absence

Taking an Antibiotic? How Probiotics can Help

It’s fairly common knowledge that antibiotics kill some of the health-promoting bacteria that live within your gut’s complex ecosystem. Taking a probiotic supplement can support the way gut flora work together to keep that ecosystem – and you – at the healthiest. Antibiotics are used to kill both the pathogenic

Nature Therapy: A Green Rx for PTSD

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone subject to a huge stress, but veterans have it the toughest. More than a quarter of U.S. veterans of recent wars (Iraq and Afghanistan) have been treated by the Veterans Administration (VA) for PTSD. And that doesn’t count the veterans who never

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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 use the right foods and meals, and specific nature experiences to improve your well-being and your quality of life.

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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®.  His presentations often include his own certified organic avocados, medicinal herbs and rare citrus, which he grows on a demonstration and teaching farm in Santa Barbara.

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Dr. La Puma is board-certified in internal medicine. He writes both recipes and pharmaceuticals on prescription slips, and enjoys seeing private patients who want to answer “What do I eat/not eat for my condition?”.  He also advocates for health related causes, including food security, pollinator protection and animal adoption and welfare.

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