John La Puma

Bio

John La Puma MD is a board-certified practicing internist, a New York Times best-selling author twice, and contributed the recipes to Dr. Oz' and Roizen's first YOU book. His new book REFUEL is the book women have been waiting to give to men, and the 24 day fat loss plan men need to eat their way to better stamina, greater strength and boosting testosterone naturally. Dr. La Puma hosts the nationwide PBS ChefMD Shorts Series

Specialties:

  • Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism

Affiliation:

  • Director, Santa Barbara Institute for Medical Nutrition and Healthy Weight, and Chef Clinic

Location:

Activity

  • John La Puma - Santa Barbara, CA - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    John La Puma is now following RealAge
  • John La Puma - Santa Barbara, CA - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    John La Puma is now following Mehmet Oz, MD
  • John La Puma - Santa Barbara, CA - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    John La Puma is now following Jeff Arnold
  • John La Puma - Santa Barbara, CA - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    John La Puma is now following Sharecare
  • John La Puma - Santa Barbara, CA - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    John La Puma answered:
    Nuts make you fat...so the common wisdom goes. And they do, if you eat too many.

    But 1 ounce (23 almonds, 8 - 13 walnuts, 14 hazelnuts, and so on) lower high triglycerides, lower LDL cholesterol, shrink your diabetes risk and your toxic abdominal fat, and lower blood pressure in people. In fact,...Read More
    1
    1. Scott Robertson autonomic Neuropathy my bp is dropping as I sit and more when i stand, this has to be from lupus I had years sgo or SCA i had last year ? so hard to think when lightheaded
      On Mar 23
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Many people find it difficult to talk with their partners about sexually transmitted diseases, and public health campaigns need to find better ways to promote these types of conversations, according to a new study.

    The study included 181 sexually acti...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans reveal that people with fibromyalgia are not as able to prepare for pain as healthy people, and they are less likely to respond to the promise of pain relief.

    This altered brain processing could explain why people with the mysterious chronic...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- State laws have reduced the overall rates of secondhand-smoke exposure for many workers, but people in certain occupations are still vulnerable, according to a new study.

    Researchers looked at worker exposure to secondhand smoke in Massachusetts after th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- You go in for surgery, and only find out later that one of the surgeon's tools -- a sponge, a needle, a surgical implement -- has been left behind in your body.

    A rare occurrence? Not really, according to the watchdog group The Joint Commission, which...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have figured out a way to more readily turn adult skin cells into primitive stem cells that could potentially be used to treat a variety of chronic diseases.

    In a study published Sept. 18 in Nature, Israeli researchers reported tha...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have figured out a way to more readily turn adult skin cells into primitive stem cells that could potentially be used to treat a variety of chronic diseases.

    In a study published Sept. 18 in Nature, Israeli researchers reported tha...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Giving doctors an extra financial incentive to treat patients with chronic illnesses improves the care that people receive and may improve their health as well, new research suggests.

    Two studies in the Sept. 11 issue of the Journal of the America...Full Article

  • John La Puma - Santa Barbara, CA - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    John La Puma answered:
    In the United States, 74% of men and 68% of women are overweight or obese, and the rest of the world is rapidly catching up. Most of us don’t know where we fall. Here are some simple weight guidelines for both men and women:

    - If you’re 5 feet 10 inches tall: Normal weight is 132 to 167...Read More
  • John La Puma - Santa Barbara, CA - Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
    John La Puma has posted a blog entry:

    Food that does good and tastes good are superfoods that build immunity and help you get stronger, leaner and healthier. To be a super food, it can

    ...Full Post