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Plates over Pills

Written by Kim Harrisberg

WATCH: meet the doctor using her garden as her prescription pad.

Dr Tracy Nelwamondo is a medical doctor who grew tired of repeatedly prescribing pills to her patients coming to see her with lifestyle diseases like hypertension, diabetes and obesity. Now, her garden is her prescription pad. She grows amaranth, blackjacks, peas, maize, sorghum and more to use in her delicious and nutrient-rich cooking and baking. She is trying to change the South African health landscape one meal at a time.

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Kim Harrisberg