Daphne Miller, MD, is a family physician, author, Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco, Research Scientist at University of California Berkeley, and Founder of the Health from the Soil Up Initiative.
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ep. 34: Dr. Daphne Miller - author of "Farmacology"  ft: Jennifer Hashley
Sourcing Matters.show
On Sourcing Matters ep. 34 Jennifer Hashley joins me for an interesting discussion with physician and author Dr. Daphne Miller. We get under the hood connecting soil, human & planetary health. Dr. Miller offers these reasons why physicians must become involved in future food and agriculture: The frontline of knowledge – “Doctors can tailor agriculture to be health centered.” Access to resources – “Health care has the deep pockets in this county. If we started to do the math on the true cost of our food system to health – this spending at the end-effect of our care could be better invested earlier on (in food & soil).” Advocacy – “People in health care are excellent advocates in changing things.”  Dr. Miller cites emissions, car safety, Tobacco – all environments where Drs. were agents of change uniting communities and eventually our society behind a precautionary principle. “We need people in health to weigh-in on the food system.” Dr. Daphne Miller is a practicing family physician, author and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco. For the past fifteen years, her leadership, advocacy, research and writing have focused on the connections between food production, ecology and health. Miller founded WholeFamily MD, San Francisco’s first integrative primary care medical practice, in the Fall of 2001. Her mission was to reclaim the heart of medicine by focusing on her patients rather than on the business and red tape of medical practice.  Over the ensuing years the practice has grown, but Dr. Miller has not strayed from her early vision. When she is not seeing patients or teaching, Dr. Miller writes books and articles related to food, farming, the environment, and health. She has authored two best-selling books: The Jungle Effect: The Healthiest Diets from Around the World, Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You (HarperCollins 2008) and Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up (HarperCollins 2013). Miller is a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Medical School and completed her family medicine residency and an NIH-funded primary care research fellowship at UCSF. She is also a Bravewell Fellow with the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine. Since 2005, she has consistently been elected by her peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America.   www.SourcingMatters.show
Wine For Breakfast, Skippy's Peanut Butter In Your Sushi, "The Jungle Effect" & Much More!
Ben Greenfield Fitness
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/daphne Ever since a high school biology teacher informed Daphne Miller that clover produces a hormone similar to human estrogen, she has been fascinated by how our external ecosystem is linked to our internal one. Miller is a practicing family physician, author and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco. For the past fifteen years, her leadership, advocacy, research and writing have focused on the connections between food production, ecology and health. Her writings and profiles can be found in many publications including the Washington Post, the New York Times, Vogue, Orion Magazine, Yes! Magazine, Food and Wine, The Guardian UK and Harvard Medical Magazine and JAMA. She is author of The Jungle Effect: The Healthiest Diets from Around the World, Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You (HarperCollins 2008) and Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up (HarperCollins 2013). Farmacology appears in four languages and was the basis for the award-winning documentary In Search of Balance. Miller is an internationally recognized speaker in the emerging field of planetary health and a leader in the Healthy Parks, Healthy People initiative, an effort spearheaded by the National Parks Service to build linkages between our medical system and our park system. Her 2009 Washington Post article “Take a Hike and Call Me in the Morning” is widely credited with introducing “park prescriptions,” a concept that is rapidly gaining traction across the United States. In 2000, Miller founded WholefamilyMD, the first integrative primary care practice in San Francisco. She is a graduate of Brown University where she majored in medical anthropology. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed a residency and NIH-funded research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She was a Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Food Institute and a Bravewell Fellow at the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine. She serves as an advisor and/or board member to a number of non-profits, including the Institute of the Golden Gate, Education Outside, Mandela Marketplace and the Edible Schoolyard Foundation and Prevention Institute. Miller lives and gardens in Berkeley, California, where I visited her to record this fascinating podcast about her books The Jungle Effect: Healthiest Diets from Around the World--Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You and Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Daphne first discovered the jungle effect...[8:10] -The meaning of a hot spot and a cold spot...[12:00] -A fascinating example of an indigenous diet that leads to a health effect, including a Mexican Taramuhara diet affecting diabetes...[14:37] -What do you do if you can't trace your ancestors to one specific indigenous diet...[19:40] -Why Daphne sometimes has wine for breakfast...[26:22] -What Daphne found about some ethnic food restaurants now using ingredient substitutions that cater to North American palates...[34:30] -What first got Daphne thinking about the "soul of soil"...[44:20] -What we can learn about social behavior of humans from social behavior of chickens...[46:40] -How Daphne learned about cancer management from a winery...[52:30] -How dangerous microbes may actually be beneficial...[56:45] -What a hydrosol is and why you can use it for "sustainable beauty"...[60:40] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Facebook Live Version of this Podcast! -The Jungle Effect: Healthiest Diets from Around the World--Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You -Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up -Hydrosols in Fruitland, Washington Show Sponsors:  -Onnit - To save 10% off your order, visit BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Onnit. -TradeStation - Active military and veterans, as well as First Responders get to trade commission free. TradeStation is dedicated to helping everyone who has invested so much into this country. Learn more and sign up today at TradeStation.com/Greenfield. -HealthIQ - To learn more about life insurance for physically active people and get a free quote, go to HealthIQ.com/BEN. -Human Charger - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/humancharger and use the code BEN20 for 20% off. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Daphne or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Dr. Daphne Miller: The Wisdom & Science of Traditional Foods
International Festival of Arts & Ideas
Daphne Miller, MD is the author of The Jungle Effect, a unique travelogue of healthy eating. Her understanding of the interconnectedness of food, the environment and health reveal essential clues to our understanding of diet and lifestyle. Join her to discover food cultures from around the world that are still free of modern chronic diseases and to learn what they can teach us as we seek to develop our own healthy habits.
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Location
San Francisco, California, USA
Episode Count
3
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
3 hours, 19 minutes