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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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Moringa for Respiratory Health

If you’re into “superfoods,” you may already know about Moringa. While Moringa is a superfood known to treat malnutrition in various cultures, you might be surprised to learn that its greatest impact is actually for respiratory health. This clinical 2008 study has shown that the leaves and pods from the

Natural Medicine for Seasonal Allergies

Ah, springtime! We welcome the pleasant weather, the scent of new blossoms, and opening our windows to the rush of fresh air. But along with that, we invite in pollen, grass, mold, and spores. For those who are allergic, our bodies launch a major immune response designed to flush out

How Phytonutrients Benefit Health

An interesting question that people commonly ask about food and nutrition: Is there that much difference between foods grown 30 years ago and foods grown today? The answer is YES. Decades ago, conventionally grown fruits and vegetables were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us

Quarantine Chef: Have You Tried Canning Yet?

At this point in your self-isolation journey, you might have tried a number of new things: home-gardening, regrowing veggies from scraps, making your own bread from scratch. But have you tried canning yet? Canning is a wonderful way to provide your family with nutritious food from your garden all year

How to Make Your New Home Garden Organic

Nobody likes social distancing, but one of my personal favorite “silver linings” to this moment in time is how many people are turning towards home gardening. Starting a home garden is great for so many reasons—it’s good for your mental and physical health, it gets you outside, and it helps

Sweet Basil: Beneficial for Health, Home, and Garden

A favorite herb in many types of cooking, basil—particularly Italian sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum)—is a nutritionally potent herb, beneficial for health and home. Include basil in your diet, home medicine kit, and your garden (easy to grow: check out these two organic seedlings, shipped to you free, Clovers Garden Sweet

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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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