John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ visits Dr. Jeff Pierce to share with you his vegetable garden, and how this medical doctor prescribes growing a garden & eating plants to prevent and treat disease using Lifestyle Medicine to get some of his patients off their prescription drugs.
In this episode, you will learn about some of the healthiest foods that Dr. Jeff grows and how he grows food over a concrete driveway in pots, in a raised bed, and grows fruit trees where there was a former concrete slab.
First, you will learn what Dr. Jeff is growing in his front yard, which includes some fruit trees that are quite nutritious and can supply your body with high levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Next, John will take you to the backyard where you will discover how Dr. Jeff is growing over a pre-existing concrete slab driveway by growing in mostly 15-gallon pots and other size pots so he can maximize the food he is growing on his small residential lot.
You will learn about some of the healthiest crops that Dr. Jeff grows that can have amazing health benefits that may help to prevent and reverse disease in your body, which includes things like herbs, flowers, greens, and fruits.
You will learn more about one of the most antioxidant-rich flowers that you only need to plant once, and every spring will reward you with flowers that can help support your liver, contain high levels of antioxidants, and is rich in beneficial fiber to feed your microbiome.
You will discover how herbs can be a rich source of bioactive compounds and that each part of plants may contain different phytochemicals. You will learn that you need to eat the correct amount of each plant to maximize its benefit.
You will discover how greens should make up a good portion of your diet and how they contain protein and are one of the easiest vegetables you can grow in your garden since you only need to get the leaves to form, and not develop into a fruit.
You will learn about the power of purple seeded grapes and why table grapes are not as nutritious as wine grapes that contain the seeds. You will also discover the best way to process grapes to get the most benefit
You will discover the benefits you can get by growing a diversity of fruits and vegetables and all have a unique subset of nutrients that can benefit you.
You will learn how to keep a jaboticaba fruit tree alive in Northern California and how a moringa tree can help to keep you young and can kill cancer cells.
You will discover the most valuable heirloom bean you can grow that will come back year after year in your garden and provide fresh beans to eat but also very decorative beans you can eat.
Finally, John will interview Dr. Jeff about growing food, eating plants, and how to be healthier.
26:57 Interview Starts
27:43 Why do you grow food at your house and why is it important that other people do this too?
28:56 Is it true that you prescribe growing a garden and eating plant foods to your patients?
29:41 How many other doctors do you know that recommend growing your own food and eating plants?
30:22 Why don’t other doctors teach people to grow their own food and eat plants?
32:05 Can you reverse high blood pressure & Diabetes type 2 by eating plants and changing your diet?
33:31 How much extra education did you need to get certified in Lifestyle medicine?
33:14 What are some common things people should do right now to improve their health?
36:43 What are the foods that people should avoid to have improved health?
38:51 What are some of the healthiest foods that people can grow in their garden?
41:02 How can we live more like people who live in Blue Zones that have a long life?
43:42 How can you help people over telehealth and be their doctor? to eat healthier & grow food?
46:06 If you could recommend something to do for everyone watching this to improve their health what should they do?
47:08 How can someone get ahold of you?
After watching this episode, you will learn some of the most important plants you can grow in your garden to stay healthy and prevent disease. You will learn how you can how lifestyle medicine can help to prevent and treat disease and how Dr. Jeff can even be your telehealth medical doctor.
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