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Healthy Eating: Paging Dr La Puma Newsletter

My blog is called Paging Dr La Puma and now the newsletter is too: it’s all about healthy eating.
People like to be treated specially and be in the know.  So my aim here is to offer and highlight suggested physicians, programs and products, who are ahead in food and health., and keep you up on my doings too.
As a subscriber, you can share. If what I do is helpful to you, it’d be great if you paid it forward.  Enjoy!

Find a (Healthy Eating) Doctor

(Find a Doctor space exclusively for newsletter subscribers).
Nearly everyone, fortunately, will not need a bariatric surgeon. But some people do. And the choice is essential: bariatric surgery is different than many other operations, because the relationship between surgeon and patient continues and can be therapeutic for years post-op.
The patients of Helmuth Billy, MD, in Ventura, California, are lucky. Because Dr Billy has a rare skill: besides having a world class set of hands, having done thousands of operations, he also listens to patients unusually well. He wants to know their stories. He helps them learn more about food, not less, and learn to use their tool, not fear the table.  For as long as it takes. Find him at

Weight Loss

Childhood obesity has Mrs. Obama’s and the country’s attention. And it’s a good thing. A very good thing.
Chop-Chop is already making a difference. A quarterly food magazine and website for kids aged 5-12 and their families, ChopChop’s mission is to educate kids to cook and be nutritionally literate, and take control. It has a turn-key system which helps passionate eaters and parents create their success at home, at school and after school.
Check it out at

Easy Recipes

Summer is the easiest time to make everything taste good.
3 quoted favorite Mark Bittman simple salads:
  1. Combine sliced fennel and prune plums; serve with vinaigrette spiked with minced ginger. Nice pairing.
  2. A red salad: Combine tomato wedges with halved strawberries, basil leaves, shaved Parmesan and balsamic vinegar.
  3. Cut cherry or grape tomatoes in half; toss with soy sauce, a bit of dark sesame oil and basil or cilantro. I love this — the tomato juice-soy sauce thing is incredible. Very umami.

Vitamin Health

20% of adults have irritable bowel syndrome: half are under age 35. Probiotics can effectively treat IBS symptoms, especially cramping, bloating and pain, in many patients.
Look for products (fermented foods or capsules) with  L. rhamnosus GG strain, a lactobacillus, use it consistently for 4 weeks, and track your results. That way you can decide what works for you. Find acidophilus probiotics on Amazon. A good choice is Pearls.

High Foods

Foods highest in lutein + zeaxanthin, the eye-protecting antioxidants, by 1 cup serving size, in (micrograms), from the USDA.  The top ranked foods are cooked, because more cooked greens fit into a cup than raw ones.
  1. Spinach, frozen, cooked, boiled and drained (29811)
  2. Kale frozen, cooked, boiled and drained (25606)
  3. Turnip greens, frozen cooked, boiled, drained (19541)
  4. Collards, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained (18527)
  5. Dandelions, cooked, boiled, drained (9616)

Welcome To My Fan Page On Facebook

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My fan page is dedicated to providing free, practical tips to help you keep up to date on hidden gems.

It’s new: I answer questions, celebrate successes and offer links, videos, advice, photos and ideas for transforming your life with what you eat.

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Current Projects

Man Plan Diet National Beta Test

Man Plan Book: to help men finally reverse their testosterone to estrogen conversion, and to help women help men lose the gut and get strong;
Mobile Health: How to Make Texting Your Health Care Too;
Simple Recipes to Rock Your World;
ChefMD Fan Page and Dr La Puma Fan Page Book GiveAways;
Urban Organic Winemaking, Bee Keeping and Avocado Ranching: A Primer;
Ways to Get Healthy at Work (and Actually Have the Time to Do It).


Recent Special Events/Appearances

  1. San Francisco CA/Life Love and Health: an hour one-on-one with Christopher Springmann. 3 patients transformed their lives. How? (transcript download exclusively for subscribers).
  2. Santa Barbara/Culinary Medicine Training Seminar:  4 hours with top U.S. applicants for training, from age 20 to age 62, students to CEOs. Focus: how to spread the ideas in ChefMD’s Big Book. 45 minute unedited transcript here, download exclusive to newsletter subscribers.
  3. Las Vegas/ASMBS: What to Eat from ChefMD after Bypass Surgery. Slick educational evening at the new Las Vegas Cleveland Clinic with food from me and 2 master chefs, including Chef Ed Scholly (a great guy): has lost 88# in 4 months with a Realize Gastric Band. Amazing.

Why is this my most viewed video on YouTube?

Is it because it’s barely 90 seconds? Or because it’s a dessert? Or because I use light coconut milk (knowing that plant saturated fats are less harmful than and just as delectable as animal ones?).
It’s definitely not the acting. Or the beauty shots.
This was our very first Health Corner/ChefMD shoot. In a borrowed kitchen. With fading light. And a script written between takes.
For 11 recipes, in one day.  Yow.  Gotta love TV!
Dr John La Puma & Chef Clinic®
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