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Farmacology

Total Health from the Ground Up
Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
5 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

  • Is there a connection between microbes in the soil and in our bodies?
  • Why does a dirty farm offer protection from allergies while a dirty urban apartment does not?
  • What can pastured hens teach us about "good" stress and "bad" stress?
  • How can a vineyard pest management system inspire more effective cancer treatment?
  • What can cows teach us about raising healthy eaters?

Can urban farms reduce neighborhood crime? These may not sound like typical questions for a family physician to consider, but in Farmacology, Daphne Miller, MD, ventures out of her medical office and travels to seven innovative family farms around the country on a quest to discover the hidden connections between how we care for our bodies and how we grow our food. 

Miller also seeks out the perspectives of noted biomedical scientists and artfully weaves in their insights and research, along with stories from her own medical practice. Farmacology offers a profound new approach to healing, combined with practical advice for how to treat disease and maintain wellness.

©2013 Daphne Miller, MD (P)2018 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Farm as medicine. A must-read for anyone who cares about their health." (Mark Bittman)

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This book is REMARKABLE! Life changing!

I absolutely loved this book!!! will listen again and again. It should required reading!!!! My only complaint is I wish it was longer. :)

I am a farmer and this subject is close to my heart. I want sure how to marry the things I love and am passionate about. This book has inspired me to do the changes needed to fulfill these passions. Thank you, Dt. Miller.

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WOW! Everyone should hear/read this

The concepts in this book are so important for people to hear and learn. It takes the old "you are what you eat" statement and proves it.

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interesting and informative

I loved the story and the information. I appreciated the science and references. Nicely done

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Going to buy the hard copy of this one

The content is very informative and well written. The narrator can be a bit robotic at times, but definitely worth the read

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  • Akod112
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  • 10-11-18

Amazing book!

The book is full of stories and valuable insights to be healthy naturally.
The narrator sounds a little robotic at the beginning but gets better and better. Overall and great audiobook.

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Eye-opening & engaging

Must read for anyone that is concerned with personal health and/or sustainability. I thoroughly enjoyed the author's hands-on and empowering stories that elucidate an optimistic path forward!

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Good.

I was left wanting more. it was almost like it ended prematurely. The final points were good but like some (really) good stuff was held back. Good, though. I'm probably too critical from too many books.