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Transform Your Life With What You Eat And How You Live! Let Food and Nature Be Your Medicine Too! Transform Your Life With What You Eat And How You Live!

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Dr John La Puma

Food & Nature as Medicine, Too

Dr. John La Puma MD is the leading physician voice for culinary medicine and ecomedicine as part of your personal medical health, and an internationally recognized expert in nutrition and well-being. Dr La Puma is a board-certified specialist in internal medicine, a professionally trained chef, and an urban organic farmer. He is also a New York Times best-selling author twice, has lectured on culinary medicine at TEDMED and TEDx, and on ecomedicine at the University of Chicago and Harvard University,

Dr. John believes that both food and nature are information for the body and the brain. The right foods, beverages, outdoor activities, and nature-based solutions can help you reboot your brain and your health. Both food and nature are restorative, powerful, underutilized therapeutic tools in medicine.

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4 Health Benefits of Gardening

Spending time in nature makes you happier and healthier. But do you want to supercharge your time in nature? Then you should consider gardening. There are many ways gardening improves your health, from reducing stress, improving cognition, and giving you the freedom to grow healthier foods in your own backyard

How to Be Happier with Nature

Do you spend enough time in nature? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably no. Eating healthy and working out can improve your mood and health, but time in nature is often the missing piece to a healthy lifestyle. How to be happier with more time in nature

Fall Herbs To Grow In Your Garden

Gardening is often thought to be a spring or summer activity. But in many regions, you can garden in the autumn too. Plants, such as these three fall herbs, are great to grow in your garden this September–and to add to your plate throughout the fall and winter months. Rosemary,

What is a flexitarian diet?

Here’s something that might surprise you: not all plant-based diets require elimination of meat. Eating a plant-based diet doesn’t mean you have to never eat a single animal product again. The flexitarian diet, a plant-based diet increasing in popularity, allows you to reap the benefits of more plants in your

8 signs you suffer from a nature deficit disorder

Nature deficit disorders are common in today’s world, even if you live close to a park or in the suburbs and enjoy nature regularly. People are not breaking out from their digital distractions and life obligations often or regularly. Not spending enough time in nature leads to a variety of

9 Ways to Slow Climate Change

Almost every day it seems like there’s a new story about our planet and climate change. The Earth’s climate is changing at a dangerous pace and the effects are all around us, from the wildfires in California to increased flooding in Indonesia. It often feels like there’s nothing individuals can

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AUTHOR

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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PHYSICIAN

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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