Garth Davis, M.D., renowned bariatric surgeon and advocate of plant-based eating, has partnered with Memorial Hermann Medical Center and the Rawfully Organic Co-Op to open Houston’s first hospital-based organic produce stand. The project is an extension of Dr. Davis’ “Farmacy” program that he launched in 2012.
“Along with a recommendation for regular exercise, I write all of my patients a prescription for more fruits and vegetables,” said Dr. Davis, who created “Farmacy” prescription pads for this purpose. “Eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day has been shown to prevent cancer, lower the risk of heart disease and help people live longer. It’s a form of medicine for the body and soul.”
The idea to sell fresh fruits and vegetables in a hospital came to Dr. Davis as he was making his patient rounds. “As physicians, we perform surgery or prescribe medications to our patients to make them well,” added Dr. Davis, who sees most of his patients at Memorial Hermann Memorial City. “Why not also educate them on healthy eating, and make fresh fruits and vegetables readily available? These foods are also a form of medicine that can heal from the inside out.”
Dr. Davis reached out to Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram, founder and chief co-operator of Rawfully Organic, the nation’s largest non-profit organic food co-op based in Houston, TX. Together, they came up with the idea of the “Farmacy Box” and presented it to hospital leadership.
Revolutionary Doctor Prescribes Vegan! Transforming Health Care! [Click to Watch]
Dr. Garth Davis and FullyRaw Kristina are teaming up to "prescribe" organic fruits and vegetables from Rawfully Organic to Texas hospital patients and have them covered by health insurance policies! They are revolutionizing the way nutrition is used, creating REAL health care! The FARMACY Project began in 2014. To receive insurance coverage for their boxes of fruits and vegetables, patients must have a prescription from Memorial Hermann Hospital. www.rawfullyorganic.com