Dr. Milton Mills, physician & preventative medicine advocate

Dr. Milton Mills—the Associate Director of Preventative Medicine with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)—recounts the genesis of his lifelong devotion to preventative medicine.dr_milton_mills This included becoming a Seventh-day Adventist, as well as a vegetarian—all as a teenager—yielding a precocious interest in preventative medicine that Mills even mentioned in his medical school interview. He also outlines the key tenets of his philosophy of preventative medicine, which chiefly involves recommending a plant-based diet, which, as Mills notes, cannot only prevent heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancers and other ailments, but can reverse those conditions. Dr. Mills acknowledges that mainstream medicine and the pharmaceutical industry have agendas they’re following—starting with financial—that explain why they’re less interested in touting the plant-based diet, or most other elements of preventative medicine. He discusses some of the most effective methods for preaching the gospel of the plant-based diet, agreeing that someone like President Clinton is a powerhouse poster boy for the diet. As a means to make the discussion more specific, Dr. Mills also answers the request to respond to the scenario of the hypothetical Patient A, and how he would treat and advise them.  (www.pcrm.org)


ALSO: We spoke briefly with Isabelle Tassi, chief organizer of the then-imminent 4th annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest, covering various aspects of this year’s event.    (www.tampabayvegfest.org)

COMEDY CORNER: Jim Gaffigan’s “Eat Vegetarian”  (portion) (www.jimgaffigan.com)

MUSIC: Rebekah Pulley’s “Talking Animals Theme,” Oysterhead’s “Rubberneck Lions,” instrumentals

NAME THAT ANIMAL TUNE:  Neville Brothers’ version of “Fly Like An Eagle”


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About the author
Duncan Strauss is the producer-host of “Talking Animals,” which he launched at KUCI in California in 2003, combining his passions for animals, radio, journalism, music and comedy. The show has aired since late 2005 on Tampa’s WMNF. Strauss lives in Jupiter Farms, FL with his family, including four cats, two horses and one dog. He spends each day talking to those animals, and maintains they talk right back to him, an as yet unverified claim.

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