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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.


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Reviews for ChefMD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine: A Food Lover's Road Map to: Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, Getting Really Healthy:

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Jun 01, 2008

I got this mostly for the recipes and found myself reading the rest of it, a bit irritated. Here's the thing: it's all good information, it's mostly accurate, he's done his research, but it's both overly informative and reductionist. He tosses out references to a dizzying array of antioxidants in every other sentence. It's a lot for the average reader to keep up with. And yet, while reading through the list of recommended foods, he cites the same study at least four or five times in a row.

I get I got this mostly for the recipes and found myself reading the rest of it, a bit irritated. Here's the thing: it's all good information, it's mostly accurate, he's done his research, but it's both overly informative and reductionist. He tosses out references to a dizzying array of antioxidants in every other sentence. It's a lot for the average reader to keep up with. And yet, while reading through the list of recommended foods, he cites the same study at least four or five times in a row.

I get it: Eat more produce & whole grains, you lessen your risk of cancer & heart disease. Hasn't every health organization in America been saying this for decades? This is just another diet book, but the recipes are quite good. ...more
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Jul 14, 2010

I got this book out of the library after trying an awesome quinoa, cinnamon and berry recipe on the 101cookbooks blog.
http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/...
I went through the book taking notes on the relationship between food and health issues, which gave the prose a somewhat breathless feeling and took the focus off of actual cooking. It's a good book though about the compromise between artful food and convenience (LaPuma promotes certain products like premade sauces and marinades from I got this book out of the library after trying an awesome quinoa, cinnamon and berry recipe on the 101cookbooks blog.
http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/...
I went through the book taking notes on the relationship between food and health issues, which gave the prose a somewhat breathless feeling and took the focus off of actual cooking. It's a good book though about the compromise between artful food and convenience (LaPuma promotes certain products like premade sauces and marinades from Trader Joe's), and health and taste. I think I'll check it out again to take a closer look at the recipes. ...more
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Aug 18, 2008

I learned some things about how and why we should be eating certain things, but if you are veggie, you're likely already eating that way. I did pick up some neat tips- like eating nuts before an upcoming high fat meal, or how cinnamon on your morning meal can help regulate blood sugar. BUT, I REALLY hated the way this was written. I just want the tips, not the fluff. Also, sex, affairs and divorce, show up a lot in the examples and explanations. Why? Each successive reference I read, made me I learned some things about how and why we should be eating certain things, but if you are veggie, you're likely already eating that way. I did pick up some neat tips- like eating nuts before an upcoming high fat meal, or how cinnamon on your morning meal can help regulate blood sugar. BUT, I REALLY hated the way this was written. I just want the tips, not the fluff. Also, sex, affairs and divorce, show up a lot in the examples and explanations. Why? Each successive reference I read, made me like this even less- I really don't care to read about sex toys in a health/diet book!

Update: This does get better as it progresses, more information, less strange and annoying references.

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Nov 25, 2012

As a nurse practitioner I stand behind the theory in this book whole-heartedly. We PREVENT disease by eating whole, nutritious food. Many diseases can also be successfully TREATED by diet (the author includes an entire chapter on specific diet choices for particular diseases/ailments). I will gladly continue my healthful vegan diet to live a longer, healthier life without prescription medications. The book also includes many great recipes to help you get going. You can start slow, making a few As a nurse practitioner I stand behind the theory in this book whole-heartedly. We PREVENT disease by eating whole, nutritious food. Many diseases can also be successfully TREATED by diet (the author includes an entire chapter on specific diet choices for particular diseases/ailments). I will gladly continue my healthful vegan diet to live a longer, healthier life without prescription medications. The book also includes many great recipes to help you get going. You can start slow, making a few changes per week or "dive in"! ...more
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May 14, 2012

This book starts out with information about food...

- health benefits:
- what certain foods offer the body to maintain healthy function
- what foods are good to use with certain ailments or conditions
- healthiest ways to prepare the foods:
- to retain the most nutrients
- pairings that aid absorption in the body
- preps that lessen empty calories getting added into it
- little advice blurbs along the sidelines...like, if you are going to get fast food bc you can't ignore the craving, eat a handful This book starts out with information about food...

- health benefits:
- what certain foods offer the body to maintain healthy function
- what foods are good to use with certain ailments or conditions
- healthiest ways to prepare the foods:
- to retain the most nutrients
- pairings that aid absorption in the body
- preps that lessen empty calories getting added into it
- little advice blurbs along the sidelines...like, if you are going to get fast food bc you can't ignore the craving, eat a handful of almonds first...it helps block absorption of harmful (what is it? fat or cholesterol? I'd have to look back :))

Then it provides recipes, which are referred to in the informational chapters as well as the last chapters, which are...

a week by week, step-by-step, transformation into eating healthier and getting into shape. It's not a diet plan like South Beach or anything...you don't eat certain things...it's like, eat all whole grains now instead of refined grains. Then the next week you might be switching to leaner cuts of meat. Things like that, so you eat what you want, but healthier choices. Not that you have to follow it - I'm not - but it's there as a guide, and it's a do-able pace. Likewise, each week he slooooowly gets the reader moving, if they follow the plan. It is written in consideration of people who may not move at all when they start. I like this...it's easy to modify for an already active lifestyle, but for those who do not, it's a do-able starting point.

It was actually an enjoyable read! Keeping reading it helped to keep me motivated to make healthy eating choices. I also did myplate.gov to help monitor my calories and try to motivate myself :) I would have preferred the recipes all at the end instead of in the middle, but that's alright ;)Good information. I recommend it! PS, saw him on PBS...did not watch the show, but that is how I heard of it and got the book from the library. ...more
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Sep 12, 2009

from the library


from the library computer:
TOC
Acknowledgments vii
Introduction: The New Art and Science of Culinary Medicine xi
PART ONE: Understanding Culinary Medicine
1 (48)
Enhancing Bioavailability: Absorb More Of The Good Stuff
3 (15)
Avoiding Anti-Nutrients: Avoid Bad Guys In Your Food
18 (16)
The Science of Satiety: Feel Full Faster
34 (15)
PART TWO: Becoming a Chef MD
49 (108)
The Kitchen Physician Prescription: Build Your Medicine Chest
51 (35)
Recipes and Meals: What To from the library


from the library computer:
TOC
Acknowledgments vii
Introduction: The New Art and Science of Culinary Medicine xi
PART ONE: Understanding Culinary Medicine
1 (48)
Enhancing Bioavailability: Absorb More Of The Good Stuff
3 (15)
Avoiding Anti-Nutrients: Avoid Bad Guys In Your Food
18 (16)
The Science of Satiety: Feel Full Faster
34 (15)
PART TWO: Becoming a Chef MD
49 (108)
The Kitchen Physician Prescription: Build Your Medicine Chest
51 (35)
Recipes and Meals: What To Eat And How To Make It, For Every Meal (Including De Ssert)
86 (71)
PART THREE: Living the Chef MD Way
157 (112)
The Eight-Week Program for Optimal Health: Eat. Drink, And Be Healthier
159 (20)
What Do You Eat for That?
179 (90)
Selected Bibliography 269 (20)
Index 289 (10)
About The Authors 299

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Nov 01, 2016

Allow John La Puma, physician and chef, to introduce you to the exciting world of culinary medicine. You will learn the scientific reasons (in simplified bites), why certain foods are better, and how to literally spice up your diet.
Master new food preparation skills.
Learn about bioavailability and how to get more nutrients out of the food that you eat. By increasing certain foods and avoiding others, multiple medical conditions can be positively impacted. There is such a thing as a ‘culinary Allow John La Puma, physician and chef, to introduce you to the exciting world of culinary medicine. You will learn the scientific reasons (in simplified bites), why certain foods are better, and how to literally spice up your diet.
Master new food preparation skills.
Learn about bioavailability and how to get more nutrients out of the food that you eat. By increasing certain foods and avoiding others, multiple medical conditions can be positively impacted. There is such a thing as a ‘culinary medicine chest.’
Try out his recipes and follow his lifestyle modification tips, given throughout. Eat the culinary medicine way and discover better health year round.

Read it and then keep it handy in the kitchen!

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Mar 14, 2011

Useful information on nutrional value of certain foods. I think the list is lacking some essential foods such as quinoa or flax. I had the impression that the list was a little scewed towards the authors tastes and likings. I think the authors need to go back and update the list. Over the last years, many superfoods have emerged that deserve to be included. However, I agree with some other readers, he repeats himself. Once you get to number 15 or 20 you realize that antioxidants are good for Useful information on nutrional value of certain foods. I think the list is lacking some essential foods such as quinoa or flax. I had the impression that the list was a little scewed towards the authors tastes and likings. I think the authors need to go back and update the list. Over the last years, many superfoods have emerged that deserve to be included. However, I agree with some other readers, he repeats himself. Once you get to number 15 or 20 you realize that antioxidants are good for you. He could have easily created a table that fits on 5 pages listing the foods by their content. So yes, it was a little reduntant. The second half are recipes, which I thought sounded very good. I cooked one of them which was delicious. ...more
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Sep 11, 2013

I saw this author on Dr. Oz's TV show and was curious. I've explored the idea that food is medicine in herbology, Ayurveda or Fit for Life, but I respected the fact that Dr. La Puma backed up his recommendations for optimal health with medical studies and that he is, along with being a medical doctor, a trained chef. This guy really loves food (welcome to my world)! He's created some delicious recipes (the book includes a wide variety)and I've already sampled a few. I'm now addicted to argula I saw this author on Dr. Oz's TV show and was curious. I've explored the idea that food is medicine in herbology, Ayurveda or Fit for Life, but I respected the fact that Dr. La Puma backed up his recommendations for optimal health with medical studies and that he is, along with being a medical doctor, a trained chef. This guy really loves food (welcome to my world)! He's created some delicious recipes (the book includes a wide variety)and I've already sampled a few. I'm now addicted to argula and reggiano parmesan. Wine lovers will be happy to know he definitely endorses a glass of red a day. A worthwhile read. ...more
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Mar 06, 2013

A decent book written by an actual M.D. (I believe he is a GP) He seems like a good guy and has some advice on what to eat (whole foods-duh!) He has a menu plan, but I thought the most intersting part was toward the back where he has actual medical histories of patients and what diet modifications he prescribed and their outcomes. I need no more convincing- what we put in our bodies has profound and long reaching consequences for our health. Now if only I could summon the discipline to modify my A decent book written by an actual M.D. (I believe he is a GP) He seems like a good guy and has some advice on what to eat (whole foods-duh!) He has a menu plan, but I thought the most intersting part was toward the back where he has actual medical histories of patients and what diet modifications he prescribed and their outcomes. I need no more convincing- what we put in our bodies has profound and long reaching consequences for our health. Now if only I could summon the discipline to modify my own diet! ...more
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Apr 03, 2014

I love the concept of this book and am a firm believer that food can heal. However, I do not agree with some of the nutritional suggestions and use of certain processed items. The suggestion of breakfast cereal bothered me in this book for instance. I'd be much more receptive to the book if it had focused on ailments and how to treat them naturally (through food) if it omitted the section on diet plans etc. Prevention could have also been discussed in greater detail.

I did love the comparison of I love the concept of this book and am a firm believer that food can heal. However, I do not agree with some of the nutritional suggestions and use of certain processed items. The suggestion of breakfast cereal bothered me in this book for instance. I'd be much more receptive to the book if it had focused on ailments and how to treat them naturally (through food) if it omitted the section on diet plans etc. Prevention could have also been discussed in greater detail.

I did love the comparison of the refrigerator/ pantry as the "medicine cabinet" though. ...more
5

Aug 03, 2008

This book further emphasizes what I call the universal-rule-of good-health: Eat fruit and vegetables, drink water, and exercise.

Dr. La Puma goes into depth about what nutrients different foods have, why you should eat certain foods, and foods that will help prevent certain diseases. Culinary Medicine also goes into how to reach satiety or the feeling of fullness.

Overall, this is a very hand book to have on your road to healthful eating.
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Nov 04, 2012

A doctor who became a chef writes a terrific resource for understanding many nutrition details. Not a diet or a book on dieting, but a book to learn how and why to get the most benefit from the foods we eat. There is even a section that lists which foods to eat and which to avoid for specific diseases and health concerns, and the right wines to go with all of it! I found myself taking lots of notes and creating a new grocery list of fun things to try.
3

Dec 10, 2012

Not as useful or as engaging as I wanted it to be. Even though it explains some nutritional concepts in an easily understandable way, the recipes were a bit unappealing. The layout and design of the book is a bit boring. Not a bad addition to my health & nutrition collection, but not one I'll be referring to over & over.
5

Sep 02, 2008

I really enjoyed this book. Some books about nutrition I find hard to get through even though I enjoy the topic. This book was filled with fun little facts about what's in the good foods we eat and how to eat combinations that will help us more. I think I may even want to buy this one since I'll never remember all the little facts in it.
4

Jul 27, 2008

La Puma hangs out with people like Michael Roizen and Dr. Oz so this book reflects their consistent message of taking control of your own health through the food choices you make. La Puma is a doctor and trained chef. Recipes are interesting, but not likely to appeal to ordinary people. Advice is sound, however, and comes across as very empowering.
2

Oct 28, 2008

This looked like it would be so interesting, but was really wasn't. It all felt like things I had read or thought about before. I've long felt like the way we eat hugely effects our health.
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Jul 10, 2011

I started to read this book from cover to cover and knew I would just not be able to manager it. From what I did read though, it looked like there were some awesome tips to being healthier.
3

Apr 20, 2011

Now to implement a few more of these ideas. Already added quinoa, mangos, and jasmine while and brown rice to our diet.
3

Aug 29, 2008

helpful, but like any other diet books, you have to make an effort to follow it and keep it as a lifestyle. but it doesn't hurt to get more knowledge in the diet/nutrition department.
4

Aug 22, 2012

Throw out everything the author says regarding soy & beef...but everything else was really good
3

Aug 15, 2013

Food is medicine. Use this information to get healthy or stay healthy. This should be mandatory information for all Doctors and every American household.
2

Jul 26, 2012

Some good information. Nothing amazing. Nice discussion about that satiety of different foods. In general, eat real food, and not too much meat.
3

Apr 02, 2013

Lots of good information however he offers little guidance for when multiple conditions call for consuming and avoiding a food item. Recipes are rather simplistic.
3

Dec 05, 2008

I skimmed this one, some fun facts to know and tell. Cinnamon, yogurt and nuts are amazing foods. Some interesting looking recipes.

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