Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up

By | June 29, 2019
Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up Author Daphne, M.D. Miller
ISBN-10 0062103156
ISBN-13 9780062103154
Year 2016-03-15
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher William Morrow Paperbacks
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In Farmacology practicing family physician and renowned nutrition explorer Daphne Miller brings us beyond the simple concept of food as medicine and introduces us to the critical idea that it s the farm where that food is grown that offers us the real medicine By venturing out of her clinic and spending time on seven family farms Miller uncovers all the aspects of farmingfrom seed choice to soil managementthat have a direct and powerful impact on our health Bridging the traditional divide between agriculture and medicine Miller shares lessons learned from inspiring farmers and biomedical researchers and artfully weaves their insights and discoveries along with stories from her patients into the narrative The result is a compelling new vision for sustainable healing and a treasure trove of farm to body lessons that have immense value in our daily lives In Farmacology you will meet a vegetable farmer in Washington State who shows us how the principles he uses to rejuvenate his soil apply just as well to our own bodies Here we also discover the direct links between healthy soil and healthy humans a beef farmer in Missouri who shows how a holistic cattle grazing method can grow resilient calves and resilient children an egg farmer in Arkansas who introduces us to the counterintuitive idea that stress can keep us productive and healthy We discover why the stressors associated with a pasture based farming system are beneficial to animals and humans while the duress of factory farming can make us ill a vintner in Sonoma California who reveals the principles of Integrated Pest Management and helps us understand how this gentler approach to controlling unwanted bugs and weeds might be used to treat invasive cancers in humans a farmer in the Bronx who shows us how a network of gardens offers health benefits that extend far beyond the nutrient value of the fruits and vegetables grown in the raised beds For example did you know that urban farming can lower the incidence of alcoholism and crime finally an aromatic herb farmer in Washington State who teaches us about the secret chemical messages we exchange with plantsmessages that can affect our mood and even keep us looking youthful In each chapter Farmacology reveals the surprising ways that the ecology of our body and the ecology of our farms are intimately linked This is a paradigm changing adventure that has huge implications for our personal health and the health of the planet

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