John La Puma M.D.

Board-certified internist and professionally trained chef

John La Puma M.D. is a board-certified internist and a professionally trained chef. His new book is REFUEL® (Crown/Harmony, 2014), a simple, effective 24 day eating and nutrition plan to boost men’s testosterone drug-free, and to help women who want to help a man get healthy and stay healthy, without diet or performance enhancing drugs.

Co-founder of ChefMD®, inventor of, and director of CHEF Clinic®. Dr. La Puma is a NY Times best-selling author twice, for ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine (Crown, 2008) and RealAge Diet (HarperCollins, 2001). He wrote the latter with Michael Roizen, M.D, with whom he taught the first cooking and nutrition course in a U.S. medical school, at SUNY-Upstate.

Dr. La Puma also wrote the recipes for Dr. Oz‘ New York Times #1 YOU the Owner’s Manual; has written and hosted two PBS Specials; and co-hosted the national cable weekly series Health Corner for Lifetime TV for over 100 episodes, with Leeza Gibbons and Joan Lunden. He currently hosts ChefMD Shorts with Dr John La Puma on PBS, broadcast nationwide.

Join Dr. La Puma on his path to help you use food as medicine too in his free newsletter and private mailing list, and at, on Twitter at @johnlapuma, and on Facebook. He sees patients and is based in Santa Barbara, California.

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