THE MORNING SHOW
Daphne Miller, MD
Author of Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing
Daphne Miller, practicing physician and author of The Jungle Effect , draws from the lessons of organic farming to offer a fascinating and completely novel approach to staying well and preventing disease.
What can farming teach a family doctor about the art and science of medicine? Nothing less than a revolutionary new way of thinking about health and well-being—an approach to wellness, holistic healing, and sustainable good health.
Spending time with a diverse group of farmers committed to sustainable agriculture, Dr. Miller acquired a new understanding of good health, practices she applies to her patients suffering common modern maladies, from allergies, diabetes, and cancer, to ADHD, infertility, and heart disease.Daphne Miller, MD is a family physician, writer, and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. In 2000 she founded WholefamilyMD, San Francisco’s first integrative primary care practice, where she still cares for patients across the lifespan.
Part clinician, part ecologist, and part anthropologist, Miller approaches medicine with the idea that opportunities for health and healing are found not only in the medical system but in such unexpected places as home kitchens, school gardens, community organizations, spiritual centers, farms, and nature trails. Throughout her career, her teaching, writing, and advocacy work has reflected this perspective.
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dr daphone miller, farmacology and our health, april 23, 2013