170. Culinary Medicine: Combining the Art of Cooking & The Science of Medicine

With: Dr. La Puma

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170. Culinary Medicine: Combining the Art of Cooking & The Science of Medicine

John La Puma, MD, FACP is the New York Times best selling author of seven books, translated into 10 languages, with over a million copies sold. Co-founder of ChefMD, a consumer-health media company, he is considered the founder of culinary medicine, now taught in 40% of U.S. medical schools and worldwide. He is also Founder of EcoMedicine.org, a nature-based approach to optimal well-being and optimal aging.

Dr. La Puma has lectured on nature therapy and culinary medicine at Harvard University, the University of Chicago, Stanford University, TEDMED and TEDx, Kaiser Permanente and aboard The World. With Leeza Gibbons and Joan Lunden, Dr. La Puma co-hosted the national cable weekly series “Health Corner”, underwritten by Walgreenʼs, for Lifetime TV for five years and 120 episodes. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers, three medical books and hundreds of other works. Dr. La Puma focuses on helping patients connect with nature as a way of enhancing wellness, preventing and treating medical problems, and creating more joy in their lives.

He has identified Nature Deficit Disorder as a clinical problem and created ComfortNatureQuiz.com to help people identify their comforting places in nature, and SADQuiz.com as a way of detecting Seasonal Affective Disorder. He considers outdoors to be an outpatient clinic, with the ability to help people live, feel and look years younger.

Topics covered in this episode:

Seasonal Affective Disorder
Vulnerability to S.A.D.
Vitamin D
Increased Effect on Women
Brightlight Therapy
Nature Based Medicine
Culinary Medicine
Cooking Principles
Nature Deficit Disorder

Referenced in the episode:

The Lindsey Elmore Show Ep 155 | Processed Food Addiction | Joan Ifland
The Lindsey Elmore Show Ep 130 | How Insulin Resistance Effects The Whole Body | Dr. Casey Means
The Lindsey Elmore Show Ep 12 | Taking Control of Your Health Through Diet | Dr. Vivian Chen
Geneen Roth - When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair

To learn more about Dr. John La Puma and his work, head over to www.drjohnlapuma.com IG @johnlapuma

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