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Tips for Going Vegetarian

September 13, 2018
Tips for Going Vegetarian: There’s Vegetarian. And there’s Vegan. Most people know these diets are related, but some may not know exactly what differentiates them from one another. Both

Addressing Vegetarian Vulnerabilities

September 9, 2018
Addressing Vegetarian Vulnerabilities: Vegetarianism has many health advantages, but it can present certain health risks. Research shows that vegetarians (and vegans) are vulnerable to deficiencies

Surprise Your Taste Buds with Sunchokes

September 2, 2018
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Restoring Hormonal Harmony

August 24, 2018
Restoring Hormonal Harmony: In Refuel, I wrote a great deal about testosterone, the vital sex hormone that in men can play a crucial role in the regulation of visceral fat and the severity of its

The Power of Vitamin D

August 17, 2018
The Power of Vitamin D: not only is it powerful, it’s vital for good health. Although it’s called a vitamin, D is actually a steroid hormone that acts as a catalyst for processes that

When the Skin Erupts: Healing Eczema and Psoriasis

August 9, 2018
When those painful, itchy patches of eczema and psoriasis erupt, doctors of natural medicine ask, ‘what is causing this condition to present at this time?’ The Greek translation of eczema

Cherries on Top for Fighting Inflammation

August 3, 2018
Succulent cherries, both sweet and tart, provide wonderful health benefits. And they are of course delicious when fresh, which is why I planted two varieties of cherry trees: a Lapins that was first

Fight Joint Inflammation with Turmeric

July 20, 2018
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is the golden-orange spice that gives curried foods pizzazz. In Traditional Chinese and Indian Medicine, turmeric is used to treat allergies, digestive ailments, and pain.

Healing Rheumatoid Arthritis with Natural Medicine

July 13, 2018
People living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) compare the pain and inflammation to a fire raging out of control. RA is a chronic, systemic autoimmune disease causing swelling, stiffness, and pain in

The Red Bell of the Ball!

July 5, 2018
Crisp, sweet red bell peppers are versatile and packed with nutrients. They’re loaded with the antioxidants Vitamin C and A, which support immunity and help the body fight free radicals –

Step Up Your Grilling Game

June 28, 2018
We’re just a day or so away from the most popular grilling holiday of the year: Fourth of July. And while it may be your default–as it is for a lot of people–to break out the

Boosting Brain Resilience with Ginkgo & Bacopa

June 22, 2018
Boosting Brain Resilience with Ginkgo & Bacopa: One of the oldest living species of tree, Ginkgo Biloba’s leaves and seeds have been used in botanical medicine for thousands of years.

Good Fats, Great Brain

June 15, 2018
Good Fats, Great Brain: The omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are classified as “essential” nutrients for the humans because they cannot be

Lifestyle Approaches to Protecting the Brain from Alzheimer’s Disease

June 1, 2018
Lifestyle Approaches to Protecting the Brain from Alzheimer’s Disease: Is Alzheimer’s Disease hardwired into the brain’s destiny as we age? It’s a scary thought. Many people

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,
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