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 be every day, not exotic (acai, rambutans and wolf berry, oh my!).
It was a privilege to spend 25 minutes on the 10.18.12 Dr. Oz Show (will
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On Aug 22Can food be medicine when you travel? Yes it can: full post here. Even in the boonies and away from a medicine chest (though you should have one too: here is an inexpensive, well-stocked medicine cabinet.The new NY Times piece on Food as Travel Medicine notes bee stings, sun burn and more. But there's...Full Post
On Mar 03, 2012Lots of things are starting to move. The economy is getting a little better. The bees in the avocado orchard are buzzing. My patients seem to be firing on all cylinders.
And Medicare is starting to pay doctors to counsel patients about obesity...and to help them lose weight. We've been lobbying for...Full Post
On Dec 04, 2011
The most popular Rx’d drug in America, Lipitor, went generic this week as atorvastatin. Lipitor sales were $8.7 billion last year, and 3.3 million people take it. If you have insurance, request the generic. Watch your copayment drop from $25 per month to a generic copayment to $10.
If you don’t...Full Post
On Oct 03, 2011Everyone knows that odd bits of an animal are simply offal. ;) But the odd bits of fruits, vegetables and legumes are rich. <p></p>Rich in most of the vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals packed into produce. Good cooks will want to know what’s in those odd bits, and use them, instead of tossing them down the disposal,...Full Post
On Sep 19, 2011
Dr. Oz debuted his 5 Step Plan for Women Over 40 Who Need to Lose Belly Fat last night, and I spoke with Shirin Rafaee of KEYT, our ABC affiliate, about it. No surprise here: women’s needs are different from men’s weight loss needs.
Belly fat in men and women poisons your liver, blocks muscle...Full Post
On Aug 25, 2011
I am taking a short break from farming activities (avocados, anyone?) and newsletter writing to answer some reader questions. You can also post these on Facebook (http://facebook.com/drjohnlapuma) or Google Plus (http://drjohnlapuma.com/+) and I will try to answer there.
Q. I am wondering if you...Full Post
On Aug 09, 2011
As a physician and professionally trained chef, I write recipes on prescription slips. I try to practice what Mark Bittman of the New York Times eloquently preaches in Tax Soda, Subsidize Vegetables.
Yet a healthy diet is like penicillin--simple, powerful, and with increasing rates of resistance,...Full Post
On Jun 03, 2011Food with packaging…so convenient, so easy, so iffy.
Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates (especially DEHP) are endocrine disruptors, especially of male hormone levels. BPA and phtalates are found in plastics that touch your food and beverages.
The FDA is trying to reduce consumer exposure to BPA....Full Post
On Apr 21, 2011
Gary Taubes blew the top off the New York Times readership with his carefully researched “What if it’s all been a big fat lie?” about fat and heart disease in 2002 (translation: it’s the type of fat that matters, not total fat).
Now he posts his state-of-the-art lipid lab results (which I also order...Full Post