Medical Doctor Prescribes Growing a Garden to Prevent & Treat Disease

Medical Doctor Prescribes Growing a Garden to Prevent & Treat Disease

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.

Related Episodes:
The best way to eat moringa is to juice it

A Visit to Dr. Joel Fuhrmans Garden

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42 Comments

  1. Penny Peters on October 29, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Great topic…..would love to see more of same type. Always enjoy your videos!!!



  2. mark mckown on October 29, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Please don’t miss the harvest at TD’s.



  3. Exist N Nature Media on October 29, 2021 at 8:52 am

    I love to see our folks growing their own food…Everything looks great..

    Okinawa Blue Zone is a beautiful place to be..



  4. Paradox CityLife on October 29, 2021 at 8:54 am

    I use Miracle Gro fertilizer is that a good
    one to use



  5. Chris C on October 29, 2021 at 8:56 am

    great vid. Are you familiar with Dr Mc Dougal?



  6. Jose Calderon on October 29, 2021 at 8:58 am

    "Fresh life force energy" John



  7. mike robinson on October 29, 2021 at 9:01 am

    Northern California is somewhere I’d love to live , the UK is in the dark ages . Good video .



  8. RHC Team on October 29, 2021 at 9:08 am

    This is a wonderful video and way of life! Living clean, holistically, and healthy. Love it.



  9. colleenallmyfriends on October 29, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Is the moringa (?) plant you were referring to as rare to successfully grow in Northern California the Morinda citrifolia NONI plant?



  10. Rados on October 29, 2021 at 9:09 am

    12:21 – Is there a separate video on this channel that covers this by any chance? 🙂 Tumeric, ginger, rosemary, oregano, dry cloves (+cinamon, black pepper?). Any tips on volumes and how to prepare? 🙂



  11. Catherine Grace on October 29, 2021 at 9:10 am

    I will be bringing maringa in because of your recommendation John. Thank you



  12. Charlotte Hanna on October 29, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Hi, John!



  13. TheTruthlady on October 29, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Dr. Sebi pioneered this way of living healthy



  14. Mc B on October 29, 2021 at 9:16 am

    AMA sold out to big pharma back in the 30’s and turned natural remedies used for thousands of years into quackery. Now, we are awakening to the real quacks (Dr. Fauci).



  15. Melissa Fuller on October 29, 2021 at 9:16 am

    How do you make that rosemary juice? Do you add the herbs to water?!



  16. Helen on October 29, 2021 at 9:16 am

    I find I can grow parsley year round without protection in southern New England…other herbs are hit or miss and I grow lettuce under lights…it’s not alot but it’s something. I’ve been plant based for 12 years..pushing 70…no meds just vitamins.



  17. Dave cadena on October 29, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Like the term "Farmacy ".
    Just love it.



  18. Daunte Dunn on October 29, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Whens the next video on tds girls.



  19. Paw Lette on October 29, 2021 at 9:17 am

    For anyone with limited space. Check out Robbie and Gary gardening on YouTube. Robbie gardens and composts in buckets and totes. It’s a total game changer .



  20. Tarantado on October 29, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Hello Mr., I’m planning to plant alot of mango tree and could you give me a better idea of what types of soil and other things needed to be consider for a better growth and bigger fruit capability. Thank you



  21. Colton Polen on October 29, 2021 at 9:18 am

    What would you use to protect plants from salt water living by the ocean?



  22. Chansamone Phommachack on October 29, 2021 at 9:18 am

    My sister was recently diagnosed with cancer in her lungs. The doctor had told her that her cancer was from the foods and her place of work. Now I just wanted to asked if there’s some kind of plants that you could recommend for her to eat more.



  23. Dreamy Daze Farm on October 29, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Great video



  24. A F on October 29, 2021 at 9:22 am

    Where can you get the non GMO organic seeds to plant?



  25. American Gangsta on October 29, 2021 at 9:23 am

    I just ate a Big Mack and found a plastic piece stuck in my teeth.



  26. sisi west on October 29, 2021 at 9:26 am

    Brilliant content John, and thanks Dr. P for providing great insight on living a healthy life.



  27. Mac Jenkin on October 29, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Thanks John, I really enjoyed the conversation with Dr. Pierce.



  28. James Bustard on October 29, 2021 at 9:28 am

    Jeff Pierce – my favorite guitar player



  29. Cidtalk on October 29, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Excellent video. I will be honest, my first thought was that Dr. Jeff might be one of a long line of more radical cultish type "plant based" guru…yes, they do exist and they don’t seem credible to me. However, I trust John and I watched the entire conversation and I am impressed! Thanks so much for the information, for the balanced approach, for the truth about how we don’t all want to jump ALL IN to any one kind of lifestyle choice, but doing one thing is a great start. I told my doctor 11 years ago that we had decided to stop eating meat and she shrugged her shoulders and said, "OH..good luck with that!" and a recent doctor told me to lose weight (because they all do) and I asked if he had nutrition advice. He recommended a complicated App to use and I said I wasn’t interested in that, but did have any ideas about how food could help and he said, just lose the weight. I asked SPECIFICALLY, "So, you don’t care if I just basically starve myself to lose the weight?" and his answer, "The objective is to get the weight off." Very disappointing.



  30. homesteader fifty w/ martha on October 29, 2021 at 9:30 am

    I need to eat better and grow year round..yep…



  31. Birdman117 on October 29, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Smoked herb from 1970~2001, got religion quit. Lost leg 2013 from vascular disease, aquired diabetes 2014, A1C at 11.7 in 2019. Started smoke herb 2019, was only change except for covid precautions now A1C 5.1. Love my garden. One leg and all.



  32. Martin Pike on October 29, 2021 at 9:33 am

    So is eating purple indica a good thing



  33. Canadian Neo-Frontiersmen on October 29, 2021 at 9:35 am

    Awesome garden….healthy plants.



  34. sekhem313 pionus on October 29, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Dr. Gundry has featured massive soil damage&depletion in food production that is major linked to human obesity, cancer & heart disease. He has found peak mind blowing solutions using extreme isolated international mineral products. With the modern catastrophe in soil destruction, please show your fans what are ideal options at home. THNKS!



  35. A F on October 29, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Research where they get the poision fluoride they dump in our water
    It’s terrible for us and plants



  36. Mike R on October 29, 2021 at 9:39 am

    I enjoy watching these videos. Helps get all the stuff off my mind and after watching news this is so peaceful to watch thanks keep up the great content



  37. gail bancer on October 29, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Medical Doctors are the most educated Professional ignorant of the bodies nutritional needs. No surprise!



  38. Herminio and Gabriel on October 29, 2021 at 9:44 am

    This is something that we should all learn to do, it should be a part of our way of life…



  39. TAMMY on October 29, 2021 at 9:45 am

    I NEED A SCRIPT!!



  40. Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens on October 29, 2021 at 9:46 am

    Jump to the Interview with 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?



  41. Jules on October 29, 2021 at 9:47 am

    I’m afraid of thistles so I don’t grow artichoke.



  42. Simon Hergott on October 29, 2021 at 9:48 am

    10:29 – I’d imagine an alternative to rain water would be to have some sort of cistern you could fill with city/chlorinated water and let the chlorine evaporate off. That’s if your city has chlorine levels over .2mg/L. I really don’t think levels of .2mg/L harms the life in your soil significantly. My gardens have always thrived with city water. Although, out of curiosity, next year I think I’ll do a study plot where only rain water will be used.