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A Trio of Top Recipes

May 11, 2018
The trio of top recipes on drjohnlapuma.com feature three nutritional super foods in avocados, salmon, and lentils. Discover below some of the health benefits of each and then check out the recipes.

The Power of Pecans

April 26, 2018
The Power of Pecans: Whether you call ’em PEE-can or PEH-kahn, they are one of the most sought after nuts around the globe. A cousin of the walnut, pecans are the only major tree nut native to

The Antioxidant Power of Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)

April 11, 2018
The Antioxidant Power of Green Tea (Camellia sinensis): The wonderful thing about Green Tea is how the leaves retain their biologically active nutrients from the time of harvesting to the moment you

Natural Approaches to Living With Asthma

April 9, 2018
Natural approaches to living with asthma: all you want to do is breathe deeply and fully. You want to fill your lungs with oxygen and feel satisfied. You want to do it rhythmically and naturally,

Nature Therapy for Young Parents

March 29, 2018
I recently had the privilege of presenting A Green Rx: Giving Your Family a Healthy Edge at Chadwick Village, a stunning independent K-12 school in Palos Verdes. On a 45 acre bucolic campus, created

What’s black and blue and good for you…

March 16, 2018
We all know that berries are good for us. But did you know that dark berries can have as much as 50% more antioxidants compared to their lighter colored cousins? Antioxidants, which includes vitamin

A Winter Squash Perfect for Spring

March 15, 2018
Spaghetti squash, also known as vegetable spaghetti, is a winter squash perfect for spring.  When cooked, it separates into long pasta-like strands and the flesh is mildly sweet to nutty in flavor,

Mighty Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

March 6, 2018
Vitamin B12 is a member of the B Complex, a group of vitamins, each with a unique function in the body, but synergistically regarded for how they help the body’s cells produce energy. Vitamin

The Secrets to Bouncing Back from Adversity

January 27, 2018
When tough times bring you down, your ability to cope in a positive way is known as resilience. An essential skill for healthy development in childhood, resilience is critical to wellbeing throughout

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,

Taking Care of Your Liver: Stop Liver Disease, Start Liver Detox

December 18, 2017
Treat your liver well and it will treat you well in return, keeping liver detox humming in the background and protecting you from liver disease and other poisonings. One of our body’s largest

The Master Antioxidant: Glutathione

November 12, 2017
Produced naturally in the body, glutathione is made of three amino acids − cysteine, glycine, and glutamine. It functions as an antioxidant, helping to rid our bodies of free radicals, the

Move that Body: The Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

November 5, 2017
Regular aerobic activity, such as swimming, hiking, walking, and jogging, as well as group exercise classes, such as Zumba, can enhance your quality of life and promote lifelong fitness and good

Respiratory Health & the Power of the Lungs

November 1, 2017
Breath in. Breath out. We do it automatically, about 22,000 times per day. Until we can’t. For millions of adults and children, taking a deep breath is a struggle; for those who can breathe

How to Promote Healthy Blood Vessels

October 22, 2017
The health of your heart – and actually of your entire body – depends upon a strong network of blood vessels. From the womb through old age, healthy arteries, capillaries and veins are

Natural Approaches to Urinary Tract Health

September 24, 2017
There are times when it feels like biology is destiny. And when it comes to women and urinary tract infections (UTI), there’s some truth to that age-old observation. A woman’s chance of

The Benefits of Brussels Sprouts & Several Ways to Love ‘Em!

September 3, 2017
Brussels sprouts are high in the important element of folate. Folate, also known as B9, helps the body make and maintain new cells. You may know folate as folic acid, which is its synthetic form.

Five Ways to Enhance Fertility

August 27, 2017
Both men and women describe infertility as heartbreaking, more stressful than losing a job or getting divorced. Across the United States, approximately 7.5 million women age 15 to 44 have an impaired

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

Probiotics: Manage Food Allergies and Enhance Immunity

July 23, 2017
Probiotics can help manage food allergies and enhance immunity. So, listen to your gut. And make sure to protect it. A balanced gastrointestinal system plays a critical role in defending your body

The ADHD – Diet Connection

June 3, 2017
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): an abnormal defect of moral control in otherwise high functioning children. Two generations ago that was the definition and the belief. Today, we know

Trace Minerals: Essential to a Healthy Body

May 15, 2017
From the hair on your head to the bones that support you and the blood that runs through you, your body relies on minerals for optimal health. Minerals are broken into two categories: macrominerals

H2O: Elixir of Health and Vitality

May 7, 2017
Water. We can’t live without it. It comprises about 70% of adult body weight and even more for infants and children. Essential to every cell in the body, water helps to: maintain normal

Magnesium: A Multi-faceted Nutrient

April 30, 2017
Recognized for its role in bone structure and proper function of nerves and muscles, Magnesium can perform important, health-related tasks such as helping control diabetes and muscle pain. It is also
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