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VIDEO: Culinary Medicine in Action

In this short TEDMED talk, Chef and Physician John La Puma demonstrates making garbanzo guacamole while he discusses how food is key to health, and how each ingredient we choose holds the medicinal power to positively affect our well-being.

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Nutrition specialist, chef, author, and practicing physician John La Puma lives and works on an organic farm in Santa Barbara, California, where he grows avocados and rare citrus, makes wine from local grapes, and harvests honey. After training in internal medicine and clinical medical ethics, he attended culinary school in Chicago (part of Cordon Bleu), became the first physician to teach cooking and culinary medicine at a US medical school, and cooked professionally at Topolobampo, a Chicago-area restaurant. His CHEF Clinic is geared toward preventing and treating obesity and using food as medicine. He is the author of seven books including two New York Times Bestsellers, has appeared on countless TV shows, and currently hosts ChefMD Shorts, a series on healthy cooking and eating on PBS.

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