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.


I wrote this piece at the invitation of the editors, and am thrilled to offer practical advice that both colleagues and patients need, and can offer to others...learn a recipe or gardening tip or stress-less technique, and teach it to someone else! Enjoy, and share.

John La Puma
Chef Clinic, Santa Barbara, California USA

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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,
DOI: 10.1177/1559827619895149.
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