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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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Vitamin A for Eye Health

Vitamin A is part of a family of substances called retinols and is vital to our overall health—most specifically our skin, immune system, and eyes. Most people think of carrots when they hear Vitamin A, but Vitamin A can be acquired from both plant and animal sources of food. The

What is Pet Therapy, aka Animal-Assisted Therapy?

Today’s deep dive on one of the many kinds of nature therapy is a personal favorite of mine: pet therapy, also known as animal-assisted therapy. Those of us who have had the pleasure of caring for a pet—whether it be a dog, cat, bird or rabbit—already know implicitly the joys

Yoga for Your Eyes

The idea that certain eye movement patterns can correct vision abnormalities, such as near- or farsightedness, has been around since the 1920s—and while there’s no scientific evidence to support those claims of correction, exercising the eyes does have other health benefits. The eyes are supported by bands of muscles called

Digital Devices & the Health of Your Eyes

We’re in a new age of convenience and connectivity—and with it comes new health concerns. Our eyes are in front of digital screens more than ever for both work and play, from smart devices and computer monitors to televisions and movie screens. People of all ages are complaining of eye

Billberry vs. Blueberry

So what’s the difference between a billberry and a blueberry? They’re both blue. They’re both tasty. And they’re both good for you. But compared to their more well-known sibling, wild-grown European bilberries (also known as Vaccinium myrtillus) are more intensely sweet and have much more delicate skins. Bilberries are a deep

What is Adventure Therapy/Wilderness Therapy?

As we continue our deep dive into the various types of nature therapy, we find ourselves at adventure therapy, also known as wilderness therapy or experiential therapy. So what exactly is it? Adventure therapy is hands-on and experiential therapy that usually (but not always) takes place outdoors. Activities like camping,

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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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