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Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements and Personal Appearances

Speaking Engagements

Dr. John La Puma is a Thrilling Keynote Speaker

Audiences are inspired and motivated once they hear him. People crowd around him at the end, smiling and wanting more. Dr La Puma is generous with his time, available and friendly, and loves giving audiences what they want…and what they need. He has spoken at TEDMED, TEDx, Harvard Medical School, Stanford University and aboard The World, among many others.

The World’s Leading Culinary Medicine Expert: Food as Medicine, Nature Therapy and Wellness Trends


Dr John La Puma is considered the founder of culinary medicine. A powerful keynote speaker, he’s given hundreds of invited presentations on the power of what you eat and how to use nature for energy, longevity and well-being.

The inventor of MyNatureDose, the nature-based digital anxiety reversal program, he is also co-founder of ChefMD®, the popular health and media company.


Dr John is a New York Times Bestselling Author of seven books on health care, cooking, aging and ethics. He can be seen on Lifetime TV’s HealthCorner®, co-sponsored by Walgreen’s, co-hosting with Leeza Gibbons and Joan Lunden,

His e-book “Walk for Well-Being” written for the internationally renowned botanical garden Lotusland is available for download.

Get an Exclusive Presentation Tailored Just for You. Top Speaking Topics:

Nature as Medicine: How Gardens, Urban Parks and Water Can Heal

Make Your RealAge Younger: Lessons from RealAge, ChefMD and Blue Zones for Optimal Longevity

ChefMD’s Culinary Medicine: What to Eat for Your Condition and for Well-Being Now

In Santa Barbara, California, Dr La Puma offers personalized small group programs and certified organic farm tours and tastings.

Let Dr. La Puma help you make your event spectacular.  Contact Dr. La Puma for information and booking.


Physician, Celebrity Chef, Best Selling Author and Co-Host of Lifetime TV’s HealthCorner®

    Dr La Puma Keynote Speaker Reviews

    “One of the most important and best presentations we’ve ever had—ever! You hit a grand slam!”

    Stuart Epperson, Chairman of the Board, Salem Communications

    “Great job, for our company and for our customers. First rate. And your food was amazing.”

    Kevin Lobo, CEO, Ethicon Endo-Surgery

    “Outstanding! Come back next year!”

    W. Lee Hammond, AARP President

    “The women loved your session…and I would love to have you come back. We sold out all your books!”

    Paula Herman, Program Manager, Professional Businesswomen of California

    “A fascinating blend of both chef and physician: his passion and talent come through with practical and enticing tips on how to shop, cook, and eat.”

    Jesse Ziff Cool, Restaurateur and Consulting Chef, Stanford University School of Medicine

    “John taught me how to cook and how to make healthy food taste terrific. He’ll share that brilliant wisdom and practical advice with you.”

    Michael Roizen, M.D., Chief Wellness Officer, Cleveland Clinic; coauthor of four #1 NY Times Bestsellers including YOU: Staying Young

    “…inspiring and great!”

    Mark Hurst, Founder and President, Creative Good