John La Puma MD, ChefMD is like Andy Weil crossed with Bourdain with a dollop of Emeril. He is the world’s biggest name in the culinary medicine space and is working on projects in food, aging, nature, and wine. Something he believes: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” Dr. La Puma has given TEDMED and TEDx talks on culinary medicine, taught the first cooking and nutrition course in a U.S. medical school, wrote the New York Times best-selling ChefMD’s Culinary Medicine book, and appeared on PBS and Lifetime TV weekly, cooking and shopping to teach and entertain you. His primary goal is the well-being of all people to live healthier, happier and fuller lives. John inspires and motivates audiences while giving them what they want…and need.
You Can Make Yourself Younger with How You Live – If You Follow This Simple Personalized Plan
Each program can be customized to include the following:
- Your Real Age Versus Your Calendar Age and Why You Should Care
- How Food Works in Your Body Like Medicine and Which Foods to Choose to Make Your Biological/Real Age Younger
- How Fitness, Stress Control and Sleep Act as the Most Important And Powerful Anti-Aging Agents For Men And Women Over 50.
- Six Ways To Lower Your Lousy LDL Cholesterol And Four Ways To Increase Your Healthy HDL Cholesterol Without Drugs
- Ideas To Adopt That Will Increase Your Energy, Alertness, And Vitality
- How To Manage Stress In All Aspects Of Your Life
The Greatest Reason in The World to Start Your Own Garden...Even If You Have a Black Thumb: Happiness! And Tomatoes!
Gardens and nature have therapeutic and preventive powers that physicians have ignored for too long.
In this talk, I briefly review existing literature about the preventive and therapeutic effects of exposure to nature in ameliorating stress and depression, lowering blood pressure and even lengthening telomeres. I identify situations in which “nature-based therapy” might be considered and prescribed.
Serious healthcare research into nature-based therapy is in its infancy, but historically, many medical center campuses featured medicinal and demonstration gardens as laboratories for instruction of pharmacy and medical students. As a new field in medicine that bridges occupational therapy, internal medicine, psychology and pharmacy, nature-based therapy aims to synthesize research, clinical care, education, and policy. Linking the health and wellbeing of humans to the health and wellbeing of the environment can have powerfully beneficial effects for both…often, in just a few minutes.
Should Doctors Prescribe Wine? And to Whom?
Well-being is an underestimated goal of medicine: I believe it is the primary goal. The notion of “healthy life expectancy”, i.e., life expectancy without having a severe disability, is one that people deserve, instead of just longevity.
Prescribing wine and ‘medically supervised’ wine tasting with patients near the end of life is currently illicit in most health care institutions. But it deserves a place at the table, paired with compassion, empathy and good, personal medical care. And better wine is better for you.
How Men (and the women who love them) can Get Really Healthy and Refuel
A Lifestyle for Men that Helps Men Shed Fat, Boost Testosterone, and Pump Up Strength and Stamina, without drugs, patches or injections. The best-selling book (men don’t diet, men…) Refuel comes to life, as Dr. La Puma traces the differences between men and women who want to get lean and strong, and stay that way.
Culinary Medicine: Restaurant Quality Foods and Meals that Prevent and Treat Disease
Dr. La Puma has given TEDMED and TEDx talks on culinary medicine, taught the first cooking and nutrition course in a U.S. medical school, wrote the New York Times best-selling ChefMD’s Culinary Medicine book, and appeared on PBS and Lifetime TV weekly, cooking and shopping to teach and entertain you. Now he wants to tell you how to find restaurant quality foods, meals and drinks, personalized for you to prevent and treat common conditions that slow you down, make you hurt, confuse your brain or zap your energy. Learn how to find them, cook them, grow them, taste them, share them, eat them for your personal optimal health!