Milk has been drunk straight from the cow all through history.
My family lives by the tenets of the WAPF or Weston A. Price Foundation. Being aware of children with ADHD and becoming aware of the Feingold Association, www.feingold.org, when they were small, we realized our Western diets were lacking essential nutrients and over burdened with toxic chemicals. We did not realize, however, the importance of good, clean animal fats in our diet until fifteen years later, when we became friends with members of the Weston A. Price Foundation, found at www.westonaprice.org
Tending more toward vegetarianism, than anything else, we ate fruits and vegetables, mostly raw salads with turkey and lean fish, if any meat at all. Organic eggs were included as well as occasional hamburgers or beef strips in stir fry, but never, ever did we consume volumes of meat. Steaks were unheard of at our house. We had grown up “fat free” while counting egg yolks and watching cholesterol like most of America, sure that as our LDL and HDL volleyed for supremacy, so would go our cardiac futures. In addition, skim milk was our ticket to clean artery heaven, as we believed whole milk was for the sorely undisciplined.
Well, fast forward to 2008 when we met the “Weston Pricers.” They changed our lives. When we read the Weston A. Price web site along with Sally Fallon and Dr. Mary Enig’s books, we became convinced that humans need animal fat and must have daily quantities of it for healthy motor functioning, bone development and mental acuity. We changed our diets, started eating only organic grass fed, naturally pastured beef and drinking raw, non-pasteurized, un-homogenized milk. We did not know until we made the change how lack luster our bodies and metal processes had become. In fact, many symptoms of what we considered to be “aging” were actually the result of being malnourished. We felt better almost immediately, within a week, let’s say, and have never looked back.
Now, we want to get the word out that many of our modern illnesses can be lessened or cured with the re-introduction of good clean animal fats and animal products and a return to traditional diets and foodstuffs.
Please visit the Weston A. Price web site’s hefty archive of articles and gauge the possibilities for yourself. For your convenience, I am listing their Mission Statement below:
About the Foundation
|Written by Weston A. Price Foundation|
|January 1 2000|
The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies of isolated nonindustrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets. Dr. Price’s research demonstrated that humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats.
The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. It supports a number of movements that contribute to this objective including accurate nutrition instruction, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community-supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting and nurturing therapies. Specific goals include establishment of universal access to clean, certified raw milk and a ban on the use of soy formula for infants.
The Foundation seeks to establish a laboratory to test nutrient content of foods, particularly butter produced under various conditions; to conduct research into the “X Factor,” discovered by Dr. Price; and to determine the effects of traditional preparation methods on nutrient content and availability in whole foods.
The board and membership of the Weston A. Price Foundation stand united in the belief that modern technology should be harnessed as a servant to the wise and nurturing traditions of our ancestors rather than used as a force destructive to the environment and human health; and that science and knowledge can validate those traditions.
The Foundation’s quarterly journal, Wise Traditions in Food, Farming, and the Healing Arts, is dedicated to exploring the scientific validation of dietary, agricultural and medical traditions throughout the world. It features illuminating and thought-provoking articles on current scientific research; human diets; non-toxic agriculture; and holistic therapies. The journal also serves as a reference for sources of foods that have been conscientiously grown and processed.
PLEASE NOTE: The Weston A. Price Foundation is NOT a trade association.
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