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Dr John La Puma

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.

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What is Ecotherapy?

Like nature therapy, ecotherapy is one of those inscrutable buzzwords that is trending more and more these days. There’s a huge amount of misinformation and confusion surrounding this term, in part because many people using it seem to think that ecotherapy is interchangeable with nature therapy. But in fact, while

What is Forest Bathing?

Chances are you’ve heard the term forest bathing before, but you don’t know exactly what it means. If the term “forest bathing” conjures up thoughts of a nice porcelain bathtub smack dab in the middle of the forest for you, you wouldn’t be alone, but you’d also be slightly off

What is Nature Therapy?

The following is adapted and condensed in part from this published interview. Nature therapy (and nature-based therapy) are buzzwords that you might have heard being thrown around more and more these days. This cutting-edge field has remained out of the mainstream so far because people haven’t figured out what it

Nature therapy and virtual reality for pain relief during flu vaccination injections

Happy to have our letter on nature therapy and virtual reality for pain relief during injections for flu vaccination published in the Wall Street Journal: credit to Zoë Silverberg and Mark Silverberg Md @Sansum Clinic for their creativity and imagination, and dedication to pediatric health. More information on this pilot program on

Black Currants, Your New Favorite Forbidden Fruit

Among the most nutritious of berries, Black Currants (Ribes nigra) were once a forbidden fruit in the United States. The berries were susceptible to hosting a fungus that killed white pine trees and were banned for that reason. Fortunately, pines have made a comeback—and as the ban on black currants didn’t

National Spinach Day and the Many Healing Powers of Spinach

Finally, it’s everyone’s favorite holiday of the year: National Spinach Day! Spinach has gotten a bad rap for a long time, although it’s made a comeback recently as more and more people espouse this superfood’s many health benefits. So what’s the real story on spinach—average green or culinary medicine superhero?

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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 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.

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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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