What is it about?
Culinary medicine blends the art of food and cooking with the science of medicine. This column covers 10 practical ways for eaters to enjoy preparing and choosing foods, meals, and beverages that work to prevent and treat disease and to enhance one’s own natural ability to stay and get well. The column identifies what-to-look-for “chef’s secrets” for choosing fruits and vegetables at the peak of flavor in your own garden, in supermarkets, and in farmer’s markets.
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Why is it important?
The paper tells you how food and beverages work in the body as culinary medicine and gives you practical advice to take your health into your own hands, if you want to be less reliant on prescription drugs and enjoy more natural ways of enhancing your own well-being.
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This page is a summary of: Culinary Medicine and Nature: Foods That Work Together, American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, January 2020, SAGE Publications,
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TEDMED: Culinary Medicine in Action
Chef and physician John La Puma entertains us with his colorful demonstration of garbanzo guacamole on the TEDMED 2014 stage. His short talk is a brilliant testament to how each ingredient we choose holds the medicinal power to positively affect our well-being.
ChefMD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine: A Food Lover's Road Map to: Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, Getting Really Healthy
Doctor, What Do I Eat for That–and How Do I Make It Taste Really Good? Respected physician and trained chef Dr. John La Puma answers those questions and more in this revolutionary book. In it, he offers you “culinary medicine” the art of cooking blended with the science of medicine. The result? Restaurant-quality recipes, foods, and meals that can reverse the process of disease. Use ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine to: • Discover what and how to eat for forty health conditions–from ADD and Alzheimer’s to rheumatoid arthritis and ulcers • Build a “culinary medicine chest” with fifty amazing foods that prevent or control common health conditions • Conquer fatigue, supercharge your immune system, and look and feel younger • Get the most nutrition from the foods you eat • Find the ChefMD Essentials–thirty-six healthful and flavorful brand-name foods in boxes, bags, and cans • Fall in love with food again with fifty easy ChefMD recipes–guilt free! Eat and cook the ChefMD way and discover just how easy, simple, and delicious a healthy life can be.
Culinary Medicine Video Wall
Short Lifetime TV videos of 100+ culinary medicine recipes, with links to more, hosted and written by Dr. John La Puma.
What Is Culinary Medicine and What Does It Do?
Over the past 35 years, a new enthusiasm has emerged about the relationship of food, eating, and cooking to personal health and wellness.1 Though there are few peer-reviewed publications, grant monies, books, or biomedical journals entitled “culinary medicine,” there are thousands of peer-reviewed publications, found mainly in mainstream medical journals that form its published research base. How can the emerging field of culinary medicine be helpfully described?
Cuinary Medical Downloads
Quickie weekly insider guides so you can feel better, eat well, make smarter lifestyle choices and live your best life now, with a link to download BOTH a free excerpt, pictures included, of Cooking the RealAge Way, and the Clinical Guide to Nature Therapy.
Culinary Medicine and Nature: Foods That Work Together
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