Doctor Sells His Practice, Opens Up “Farmacy” Using Food as Medicine
Categories: Health & Nutrition
The brilliant Dr. Ronald Weiss did something completely unheard of in the medical community. He sold his medical practice and decided to teach the importance of diet and nutrition in health by opening a “Farmacy”.
Dr. Weiss believes that we all need to change our focus for medicine and health and reconnect with the basic knowledge that has been shunned and suppressed by big pharma.
Dr. Weiss Opens the first ‘Farmacy’
After selling his New York medical practice, Dr. Ronald Weiss built the very first farm-based medical practice on his 348-acre farm. Located in Long Valley, New Jersey the ‘farmacy’ called Ethos Primary Care is focused on treating patients with plant foods as the medicine.
“Plant-based whole foods are the most powerful disease-modifying tools available to practitioners — more powerful than any drugs or surgeries,” said Dr. Weiss.
Billions of people have been drugged with synthetic chemicals.
In order to treat diseases big pharma has pushed the sale and consumption of synthetic chemicals. All while the research and awareness for the benefits of plants and herbs have taken a major back seat in society. Even though plants have been used quite successfully since ancient times many people go straight to pharmaceutical drugs whenever they are sick.
Even our diets have become ridden with processed and highly preserved food like ingredients that perpetuate disease and illness in our bodies. Truly Dr. Weiss is following the advice from the father of modern medicine who said:
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates
The priority for the new Farmacy approach is to bring the body back into balance through eating vegetables, grains, fruit, nuts, seeds and beans.
“I am not saying if you fall down and break your ankle, I can fix it by putting a salve ofmugwort on it. You need someone to fix your fracture,” Dr. Weiss said. “I am talking about treating and preventing chronic disease — the heart attacks, the strokes, the cardiovascular disease, the cancers … the illnesses that are taking our economy and our nation down.”
The natural parts of plants contain nutrients that allow your body to heal. For example many foods such as turmeric act as an anti-inflammatory. Inflammation or swelling is believed to be the cause of many different chronic diseases.
During the interview for the new Farmacy Dr. Weiss spoke about the lunch that was prepared on location,
“a salad of baby kale, radicchio, purple carrots, cucumbers, onions and cherry husk tomatoes tossed with a walnut vinaigrette, followed by eggplant rollatini with tofu instead of cheese, and dairy-free chocolate pudding garnished with raspberries”
Even something simple like this salad contains many important medicinal ingredients.