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868 Food as Medicine

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A physician-chef finds that healthy eating is easier when the food tastes good. Food can have a powerful effect on our bodies. Even the herbs and spices in the kitchen cupboard can help us heal.

One of those spices, turmeric, is the subject of many studies of its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activity. We speak with a top researcher about the power of turmeric against the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.

We explore the stories behind the health headlines and answer listeners’ questions about food as medicine.

Guests: John La Puma, MD, is a board certified specialist in internal medicine at the Santa Barbara Institute for Medical Nutrition and Healthy Weight. He is also a graduate of the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago and has pioneered the use of food as medicine. His books include RealAge Diet and ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine. His website is www.DrJohnLaPuma.com. The photo is of Dr. La Puma.

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Ajay Goel, PhD, is Director of Epigenetics and Cancer Prevention at the Baylor Research Institute in Dallas, TX. His research on BCM-95 curcumin for rheumatoid arthritis was published online in Phytotherapy Research March 9, 2012.

The podcast of this program will be available the Monday after the broadcast date. The show can be streamed online from this site and podcasts can be downloaded for free for four weeks after the date of broadcast. After that time has passed, digital downloads are available for $2.99. CDs may be purchased at any time after broadcast for $9.99.

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About the Author
Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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