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John La Puma

John La Puma

John La Puma MD is a practicing physician, board-certified in internal medicine, and writes recipes on prescription slips, too.

A New York Times best-selling author twice, three of his books–ChefMD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine, Cooking the RealAge Way and The RealAge Diet–have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into 8 languages.

Dr. La Puma taught the first Nutrition and Cooking course for medical students in the US, at SUNY-Upstate with Dr. Michael Roizen of the Cleveland Clinic, and the first Culinary Medicine clinical course for medical students in the US, at DMU.

Also a professionally trained chef, Dr. La Puma cooked with Chicago's Chef Rick Bayless at Topolobampo weekly for nearly four years. He co-hosted "Health Corner" for Lifetime TV with Leeza Gibbons and Joan Lunden and hosted "What's Cooking with ChefMD?" for over 100 episodes.

His “ChefMD Shorts” series can be seen on PBS Stations around the country through 2016, and his new “Refuel Minute” 13 episode series will be available on The Wall Street Journal has called him a “Secret Weapon” against cholesterol and heart disease and Dr. La Puma has been honored with the American Medical Association/National Association of Medical Communicators “Award of Excellence”.

His new book, REFUEL, aims to change how men think about what they eat–as fuel too–and to help men become stronger, leaner and the best versions of themselves. He is based in and sees patients in Santa Barbara, California.

For more from Dr. John La Puma:
Twitter: @JohnLaPuma
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LinkedIn: John La Puma
Book: Refuel


Blog Posts by John La Puma

  • Do Men Have Too Much Estrogen

    Do Men Have Too Much Estrogen?

    And how much is too much? Both men and women make both testosterone and estrogen naturally. But obesity in men has caught up to that in women (just 27% of men were obese 15 years ago, and 25% of women; now, men and women are both at 35% and holding). And as men have become […]

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  • Refuel Your Fertility

    Refuel Your Fertility: Eat Better, Exercise Specifically

    Most people know that men’s sperm counts drop with age. But they don’t know that men’s sperm counts are 35% lower than they were just 25 years ago! About 20% of infertility is because men don’t do their share. If you’re trying to get pregnant, or recently had a baby, you know how hard it […]

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  • Eat Organic and Why

    15 Foods You Don’t Have to Eat Organic and Why

    Every bit of food you put in your body has a story, and that story inevitably transfers itself to your cells, tissues, and organs. Most synthetic chemical artificial pesticides that children accumulate come from your diet more than your yard. The good news is that even children can clear much of these toxins from their […]

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    How Men Think About Food and Sex: Part 2

    In Part 1, I covered the health benefits of sex. Well, a few of them, anyway. Here in Part 2, I help you in the grocery store. Almost half of grocery store shoppers are men, up from 16% 30 years ago. Men are actually interested in food and nutrition, if it can be related to […]

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  • How Men Think About Sex Rocket

    How Men Think About Food & Sex: Part 1

    The health value of dinner and having sex are not usually in the same sentence for men. But they belong there. Sex is good for you for a lot of reasons, but the benefits are different for men and women. Take this new book trailer, for example: the food at the beginning means, well, you’re […]

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