The 2010 Weston A. Price Foundation Conference will be held this weekend in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. It is well worth the trip and, if you have an interest in attending, you will find information here. I haven’t introduced the Weston A. Price Foundation to you as yet, and I should as it plays a big part in our family home lives, especially our health.
The Weston A. Price Foundation has a very informative web site that will startle you in its determined flow of information. Point by point, Weston A. Price and his followers explain that much of what is relayed to us by the medical profession about the dangers of eating fat is simply not true. We all need fat, good clean, organic, grass fed animal fat in order to be well and thrive. But, let me share the opening paragraphs from the foundation’s web site as these words better tell the story:
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.
If you are concerned about your health, and who isn’t nowadays, visit the Weston A. Price website by clicking here and you will be amazed by the highly documented information explaining that, basically, much of what you are being told about fat consumption is wrong and leads to poor health, if not premature aging and death. We found that many of our physical complaints were not illnesses, but rather the effects of chronic malnutrition from eating poor quality foods and avoiding fats like we had been told to do most of our lives.
The information is very sobering and so intense it is hard to absorb at first. Perhaps this is one of those “you have to try it to believe it” cases. I can tell you this, however, our family was transformed by switching to the principles in January of 2009 and we believe we will have years of good health because of it. Of course, as always, just because this way of living works for us doesn’t mean it will work for you. Please consider the advice of your doctor and the medical profession before deciding what’s right for you and your family.