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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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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

What Makes Nuts So Good For Your Health?

From breakfast to dinner to snacks, tree nuts are popular across the globe. They can be eaten whole (fresh or roasted), in spreads and butters, used as a source for gluten-free flour, and blended into smoothies or dessert recipes. Nut oils are used for cooking and are even found in

The Dangers of Gut Imbalance (And 4 Things You Can Do About It)

What is the microbiome? The human body is home to over 100 trillion microorganisms, the majority of which are found in the gastrointestinal tract–also know as the “gut.” Taken as a whole, this community of microorganisms, their genes, and the functions they encode are referred to as “the microbiome.” During

Can Procyanidin Ease Allergy Symptoms?

Allergy sufferers suffer. And they are always on the lookout for something safe and effective to relieve—and even prevent—symptoms. If you’re looking more powerful and natural ways to fight your sniffling symptoms, consider a powerful antioxidant called procyanidin, which eases allergy symptoms. Most of us are aware that antioxidants are

Fight Allergies With Watercress

You might think of watercress as that peppery little green that garnishes your plate sometimes—or you might simply not think about it at all! But neglect this superfood at your own risk, because its dense nutritional content makes it the perfect food to experiment with in your kitchen—especially during allergy

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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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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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