Dr. Ron Weiss is not your typical doctor. His primary care practice is located on a 342 acres of farm in Long Valley, New Jersey where he grows beyond organic produce for his patients. Otherwise known as the farm doctor, he believes that food-is-medicine and in a Farm Based Health Care System.
Dr. Ron Weiss, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and founder of the Ethos Farm Project, a semifinalist in the Rockefeller Foundation 2050 Food System Vision Prize competition.
In 1992, Dr. Weiss’ father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. At the time, he was a ER doctor in Los Angeles and returned to New Jersey to take care of his dad who was given three months to live. Dr. Weiss would not accept that prognosis and turned to the local library to find a way to help his dad heal. He put his father on a whole-foods, plant-based diet and he ended up living for eighteen fruitful months.
“I don’t believe as a physician that it is wise to eat your food with a side of poisons,” said Dr. Ron Weiss
Links to Dr. Ron Weiss’ social media and other items mentioned in the episode.
Ethos Primary Care: https://www.myethoshealth.com
Dr. Judah Folkman “Father of Angiogenesis”
The Cancer Prevention Diet by Michio Kushi — Book that Dr. Weiss Read about Norman Arnold healing pancreatic cancer with a macrobiotic diet.
Super Star Veggies to add to your diet: Garlic, Mushrooms, Cruciferous (cauliflower, cabbage, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and similar green leaf vegetables)
Recommended Cookbooks: How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure, Straight Up Food: Delicious and Easy Plant-based Cooking without Salt, Oil or Sugar
This episode was hosted by Melissa Goldberg
Special thanks to my Program Director and Producer Shea Gunther
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