Dr. Daphne Miller brings us beyond the simple concept of "food as medicine" and introduces us to the critical idea that it's the farm where the food is grown that offers us the real medicine. By venturing out of her clinic and spending time on seven family farms, Dr. Miller uncovers the aspects of farming, from seed choice to soil management,that have a direct and powerful impact on our health. Bridging the traditional divide between agriculture and medicine, Dr. Miller shares lessons learned from inspiring farmers and biomedical researchers, artfully weaving their insights and discoveries into the narrative, along with stories from her patients. The result is a compelling new vision for sustainable healing and a treasure trove of farm-to-body lessons that have immense value in our daily lives.
Keynote | 2:00 pm
Daphne Miller M.D.
Daphne Miller, MD, is a family physician, writer, and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. In 2000 she founded WholefamilyMD, San Francisco’s first integrative primary care practice, where she provides care for patients across the lifespan. Part clinician, part ecologist, and part anthropologist, Dr. Miller approaches medicine with the idea that opportunities for health and healing are found not only in the medical system but in such unexpected places as home kitchens, school gardens, community organizations, spiritual centers, farms, and nature trails. Throughout her career, her teaching, writing, and advocacy work has reflected this perspective. In her latest book, Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing (William Morrow, 2013), Dr. Miller discovers how learning from sustainable farmers can make her a better doctor.