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Using Food As Medicine

to prevent disease

About Dr. Lauren

Welcome to the online home of Dr. Lauren Powell, MD, a board-certified family medicine physician and culinary medicine specialist on a mission to end generational health issues in the African-American community. Dr. Lauren’s goal is to make healthy eating accessible and enjoyable for all through her social media quick tips, online cooking school, and Amazon best-selling book, “Food Essentials for the Busy Professional.”

What Are People Saying?

I lost 18 lbs. while eating your meals; and my husband lost 24 lbs. The meals you put together must have a fat burner effect or something! These recipes are fabulous!


A little over two weeks, and I’ve lost 7.5 lbs. “Food Essentials” by the Culinary Doctor…Family Medicine Doctor…and now Online Cooking School CEO! On my journey to healthy living, and I won’t complaining when I’m slimmer.


I’ve been doing your smoothies! I feel like my mind is so clear. I can focus. It’s like I’m awake all of a sudden.

-Instagram Connection

Look Whats’ New!

One of the most common questions I’m asked, “What supplements do you recommend and what brand should I buy?” 
Let me help simplify your path to better health with Nutritional Supplementation by Dr. Lauren, designed with your needs in mind, doctor approved.

*Always consult your doctor before beginning any new medication.

Create Healthy Meals With Confidence

Fast food is often perceived as the ‘quick and easy’ option but making healthy meals for you and your family can be too! In her online cooking school, Dr. Lauren shows you how to prepare cost-effective, time-efficient, and nourishing meals in the comfort of your home. You’ll learn the tips and tricks for meal prepping, delicious smoothie recipes, how to prepare tasty vegan and pescatarian dishes, and more.

Make Healthy Eating A Lifestyle

As seen on CBS, Fox, NBC, and ABC, “Food Essentials for the Busy Professional” is the ‘go to’ manual for healthy eating principles, exploring foundational concepts for eating clean. In this book, Dr. Lauren introduces easy-to-follow recipes, meal prepping schedules, practical travel tips, app suggestions, and relatable stories to help readers improve their relationship with food and stay on top of their health goals no matter how busy they are. Available in paperback and e-book formats.


Bring Dr. Lauren To Your City

Dr. Lauren’s highly-sought after presentations serve diverse audiences through engaging teachings coupled with live cooking demonstrations. Book Dr. Lauren for your next conference, church event, or private workshop! Featured topics include: Food Essentials for the Busy Professional, Healthy Eating Principles to Cure Disease, and Maximize Your Grocery List: Three Meals, Five Ingredients (signature cooking demo).