Dr Oz: Culinary Medicine with Dr John La Puma
Dr John La Puma is one of the pioneering doctors of culinary medicine. He believes that food is the first line of defense when fighting disease.
When Dr La Puma was in his 30s, he admitted to being overweight. He went to culinary school and learned the food can cure his fatigue, just by eating healthy and eating certain foods could even fight diseases. Through culinary medicine, Dr La Puma wants to boost everyone’s immune system and help them fight problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and reverse the signs of aging.
ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine: BITES Acronym Diet
The starting point for Dr John La Puma is BITES, an acronym used to remember the foods you need to eat everyday:
- Berries – Choose a dark berry, which has more antioxidants.
- Indian Spice – These are a strong anti-inflammatory and absorb the good nutrients in other foods.
- Tea – Tea can help fight tumor cells.
- Eggs – These are chock full of protein.
- Salmon – It’s hard to mess up salmon, and it’s rich in omega-3 and protein.
Dr Oz Super Foods Fight Cancer: Bulgur Wheat & Concord Grapes
There are other foods you can mix into your diet to fight other disease and problems.
Bulgur Wheat has tons of magnesium, zinc and fiber. These are key when fighting cancer. Dr La Puma suggests that women should consume 30 grams of Bulgur Wheat daily, thus cutting breast cancer risk in half. This is equal to just one cup of bread.
Concord grapes are also good because they contain resveratrol, proven to inhibit lymph, stomach and breast cancer. You just need 2 cups a week.
Dr John La Puma: Homemade Lime Juice & Arugula
Dr La Puma wants you to add homemade lime juice to your diet. The skin and juice contain hesperiden, a cancer fighting flavonoid. Just take three peeled limes and 2 cups of cold water in a blender.
Arugula is the final super food. Eating a cup and a half a day reduces the risk of lung cancer by 15% in nonsmokers. You have to chew the arugula to activate the cancer fighting enzymes.