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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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Low-FODMAP Diet for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Digestive complaints are among the most common health concerns, and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is one of the most commonly diagnosed causes. If you’re experiencing distress, and you’ve determined after my previous article on IBS that you want to do something to mitigate your symptoms, the low-FODMAP diet is a

Strategies for Dealing with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

When the smooth rhythm of the muscles of the digestive tract is disrupted—either moving too quickly or too slowly—we experience digestive distress. For some of us, this distress can be frequent and painful, creating a major disruption in our life and in our lifestyle. Several health conditions are marked by

Confused about Your Symptoms? Keep a Symptom Journal

If you’re confused about or exasperated by persistent symptoms that are affecting your quality of life, keeping a symptom journal is one of the most effective ways you can help yourself and your doctor. Whether you have a known medical condition or are experiencing vague clusters of symptoms that don’t

Why You Need a Multivitamin

Among the millions of U.S. adults who use nutritional supplements, multivitamin and mineral formulas are the most popular. But why do you need a multivitamin? It’s a smart choice for everyone—even active, healthy people who eat a variety of fresh, organic foods. That’s because every biochemical process in the body

Slow-Cooker Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Easy, simmered slow-cooker chicken is perfect for a back-porch meal—and this slow-cooker chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is especially delectable. To insure optimal flavor and a tender entree, opt for bone-in thighs instead of white meat which can dry out when cooked for long periods. Make prep easier with

What is Gardening for Dementia?

Welcome to the next installment of our biweekly series on the many different kinds of nature therapy. This week’s topic is gardening for dementia. So what is gardening for dementia? Unlike some of the other topics we’ve covered, this one is a little easier to guess the meaning behind; gardening

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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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