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Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Clusters

November 29, 2019
Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 3 minutes Servings: 4 Calories: 108 per serving Ingredients 1 large or 2 medium pomegranates, enough to yield scant 1 cup (8 ounces) pomegranate arils 2/3

The Surprising Health Benefits of Pineapple

November 29, 2019
Who can resist the juicy, vibrant flavor of a sweet and tangy pineapple? Apparently, not many of us—this prickly plant often ranks as one of America’s most in-demand tropical fruits. But

Billberry vs. Blueberry

May 7, 2019
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

Improve Your Health With Cauliflower

January 9, 2018
Known as broccoli’s pale cousin, cauliflower offers just as many fantastic health benefits as other members of the cruciferous vegetable family. Cauliflower is a great source of glucosinolates,

Pan-Seared Mahimahi With Red Cabbage

July 29, 2017
Pan-Seared Mahimahi or Halibut with Red Cabbage: When I was creating recipes for my book REFUEL, I focused on simplicity, flavor, and maximum meal satisfaction. This recipe for Pan-Seared

The Mediterranean Diet Recipes by Prescription

April 15, 2016
I’ve devoted several blogs to the Mediterranean Diet–its affect on cholesterol, on Alzheimer’s prevention, its red wine and palliation near the end of life, and its easy, rustic

Recipes for Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Blood Pressure and Mediterranean Diet by Prescription

April 3, 2016
With all the confusion about what to eat, and with how often nutrition experts seem to change their minds, I thought it was time to go back to basic culinary medicine and see if I could find groups

How Cooking Can Change Your Life

March 20, 2016
“Corporations cook very differently than people do.” So said Michael Pollan, the author and activist, in “How Cooking Can Change Your Life,” a phenomenal talk given in London

Top 7 FAQ (and My Answers) On Protein Bars

August 24, 2015
I recently gave a Cheat Sheet interview on Protein Bars, along with David Katz MD at Yale (a prolific writer, and head of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine) and Heather Mangieri RDN in

Good Diet Foods: High Blood Pressure

February 20, 2015
Good diet foods for high blood pressure include blueberries, flax meal, hibiscus or jamaica tea, and beet juice. But high blood pressure management starts with measuring it accurately: I recommend

Seductive Food vs Food Porn: Do We Need Both?

June 17, 2014
Everything about food, to someone who loves art, music, nature or sculpture, can be sensual. Food is truly seductive in its textures, colors, aromas, sounds and of course flavors.  And there is a

Dietitians Can Prescribe Therapeutic Diets…But What Are They?

May 27, 2014
Personal Nutrition Expert Doctor Santa Barbara Doctors tend to dismiss nutrition and diets as therapeutic tools, especially for obesity, because we have had so little training in  it.  That’s

The 4 Easiest Steps to Pump Up Stamina: REFUEL Video

January 27, 2014
My colleague Michael Roizen, MD, told me on his terrific YOU the Owner’s Manual Radio Show this weekend that the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Schools of Medicine are collaborating on a new

The Only Guacamole You’ll Ever Need

January 24, 2014
Recipe used with permission from Dr. La Puma’s REFUEL: A 24 Day Eating Plan to Shed Fat, Boost Testosterone and Pump Up Strength and Stamina (Crown/Harmony

5 Salmonella-Prevention Tips You Probably Don’t Know

December 2, 2013
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Navy Bean and Collard Green Soup

September 3, 2013
Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4 Calories: 200 per serving Percent from Fat: 15% Cusine: Vegetarian Course: Soups – Side, Soups – Meal Diet: Vegetarian

Pasta Shells with Sweet Melty Butternut Squash

September 3, 2013
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Pan-Asian Shrimp & Vegetables

September 3, 2013
Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Servings: 4 Calories: 346 per serving (19% from fat) Ingredients: 6 ounces gluten free brown rice spaghetti pasta, such as Tinkyada brand 1 large

Pumpkin Pecan Squares

September 3, 2013
Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 25 minutes Servings: 16 Calories: 103 per serving Percent from Fat: 31% Cusine: American Course: Dessert Diet: Vegetarian Food as Medicine℠ Ingredient:

How My New PBS ChefMD Shorts Series Jumps the Time Hurdle

September 3, 2013
In nutrition, there are three concerns to address: information, money/resources, and time. Information, though not easy, is usually the least difficult problem to solve. People want to know which

Zesty and Gluten Free Vegetable & Bean Burritos with Ripe Avocado

September 2, 2013
Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 8 minutes Servings: 4 Calories: 385 per serving Percent from Fat: 33% Cusine: Mexican, Vegetarian, Gluten Free Course: Lunch, Dinner Diet: Vegetarian,

Healthy Bytes Newsletter Archive, 12.2010 – 08.2013

August 31, 2013
Join us and receive Dr John La Puma’s Healthy Bytes Newsletter archives through December 2010 filled with recommended products, services, research tools and tips. Here’s a few

Immunity, Cancer, Nutrition and Cooking: Super Foods with Dr Oz

August 15, 2013
Articles on Nutrition I believe there is a national movement to help you get stronger, leaner and healthier with what you eat.  Knowing what’s in your food, and how it can help you get well or

Education Before Prescription: Informed Healthcare

August 2, 2013
  I participated in a diabetes twitter chat with Dr Sanjay Gupta and Everyday Health earlier this week, and the phrase that seemed to strike a RT chord was “Education Before
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