John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ visits Dr. Jeff Pierce to share with you the #1 way to use food as medicine in your life, which is organic gardening. You will learn how you can prevent, treat and often reverse chronic disease by using lifestyle medicine and how organic gardening is the BEST way to incorporate lifestyle medicine into your life.
In this episode, you will learn about Lifestyle medicine which is the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic intervention so you can avoid chronic disease in the first place so you don't have to go to the doctor.
First, you will learn more about lifestyle medicine with Dr. Jeff, and John will share his comments on living a gardening lifestyle, so you can have better health outcomes than Americans who eat a standard diet.
You will learn how all the various aspects of Organic Gardening perfectly relate the Lifestyle medicine and how gardening is the perfect complement to Lifestyle Medicine which is different than conventional medicine which focuses on treating disease. Lifestyle medicine's goal is to prevent disease by living healthfully before disease occurs.
You will learn about the 6 pillars of Lifestyle Medicine and the 6 things you need to do in your life so you can prevent disease in your life.
You will learn how gardening relates to each of the pillars of Lifestyle Medicine:
Eating a Plant Centric Diet- and eating plants from your garden
Getting proper exercise – by doing different activities in the garden and being active throughout your day
Get Better Sleep by Getting morning sun out in the garden and stopping gardening at night when the sun goes down
Managing Stress by relaxing in the garden, and connecting to nature
Community – Connecting with others by sharing plant starts, your harvest and regularly meeting with others.
Avoiding Toxins – in the garden and other toxins outside the garden including smoking, alcohol, cleaning products, etc.
After watching this episode, you will learn why organic vegetable gardening is the #1 activity that you should partake in if you want to prevent, treat and potentially reverse many common diseases of today
Referenced and Related Episodes:
Original Tour Video at Dr. Jeff's Garden
Why Ever Gardener Should Grow Purple Food
Functional Excercise in the Garden with JP
Visit to Dr. Fuhrman's Vegetable Garden
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