About the Foundation

 


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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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19 Responses to About the Foundation

  1. Terri Fulton says:

    We have been taking Green Pastures high vitamin butter Cod liver oil for
    2-3 yrs now and a coworker of my husband told him that there is a connection to prostrate problems and cod liver oil.
    Can you please tell me if there are tangible statistics re: prostate and cod liver oil ?
    My husband is diabetic and he gets one capsule of cod liver oil
    twice daily, as well as one capsule of skate oil twice daily.
    Thank you in advance.
    Terri Fulton

    • Mark says:

      Terri:
      Here’s an article from mercola.com. if the link doesn’t work, go to mercola.com and search for the article “absurd study claims omega-3 fats raise prostate cancer risk”

      http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/07/31/omega-3-fats.aspx

      • Kerry says:

        Only if they are obtained from animal sources!
        That is because humans are frugivores and not omnivores.
        “To say that humans have the anatomical structure of an omnivore is an egregiously inaccurate statement.” – The great taxonomist Carolus Linnaeus, (1707-1778), a Swedish naturalist and botanist who established the modern scientific method of classifying plants and animals, classified humans not as carnivores, not as omnivores, nor even as herbivores, but as frugivores. Linnaeus

        Truth, as we have learned, is not always convenient. I read Weston Price’s work long ago and he had some great things to say about diets, but there is absolutely no requirement for any animal products at all.

        Someone needs to rethink the mission statement.

        • Chris says:

          Except that we have been out of the fruit trees for a million years or so and have sustained ourselves on various healthy foods that are not fruit. Granted I am not saying everyone should eat meat, but to tell people to ignore incredibly healthy animal byproducts that has been proven to be a sustainable food source for cultures for thousands of years seems like your throwing the baby out with the bath water.

          • Shawn says:

            It’s NOT sustainable.

            Please watch COWSPIRACY, and then come back and tell us what part of that documentary is not accurate or misleading.

            Furthermore, the greatest, oldest and most populous civilizations spanning from Indian were known to be vegetarians.

            It’s incredible that you can dedicate an ENTIRE SITE to the research of just one single man.

            THAT is a red flag right there.

          • darius says:

            interesting phrase.. “incredibly healthy animal byproducts”. Are you more concerned you will lose your access to milk products or that others will stop consuming them?

  2. Loi Ricker says:

    I saw your post here in the Mat Su Valley and am of interest.
    Can you explain or detail the benefits for Alaska members before I pay for a membership.
    Thank you

  3. Renee Jennings says:

    This is extremely interesting. It says in your mission statement that you are committed to preserving the teachings of Dr. Price who studied the effects of “perfect health generation after generation” only through the consumption of animal fats. It is telling that you decided to publish an article of attack against The China Study because they oppose your position promoting active consumption of animal proteins. Why would you bother? Oh, wait. It’s because they have been wildly successful in communicating their message to thousands of people. You can’t stand the thought of your loyal readers and fans turning away from you and becoming educated in the countless benefits of a whole foods plant-based diet.

    • Usher Hunter says:

      Twelve years ago I had many health issues and much joint pain. I was 98% vegan and NOT thriving. Three years ago I re-introduced butter to my diet. Almost immediately I became pain-free! I have been pain-free ever since. NO MORE PAIN MEDS.

    • Jim says:

      China study has been totally refuted by numerous people.

    • Kris says:

      Good luck with your health goals with your vegetarian way of life.

  4. Thia says:

    Yeah, Renee Jennings, I can’t stand the thought, either! I was vegetarian/vegan for well over 20 years. It destroyed my health! Learning about Traditional Foods, and adding pastured meats and fats into my diet, saved my life! Yes, I’d hate to see folks turn to an exclusively plant based diet! I’d worry for their health.

  5. As Chairman of the Association ” New World Agriculture” am impressed of the very logical way of working of your people. It seems that all is in wisdom done was, made by God. Job 12 : 8 explain this. We hope to use your know ledge for the up-building of our missions in the sustainable agriculture and dairy.Thanks

  6. Katherine Behr F. says:

    I am a research dietitian and organic gardener, farmer and rancher for many years. I am also studying herbalism.

    Having worked 15 years in medical research at three Texas med schools, I. developed EI or what is known as environmental illness from working with chemicals.

    This can only be healed by eating pure foods, drinking good water, and trying to breathe clean air.

    My husband and I found that raising heritage chickens and keeping happy dairy goats along with fresh fruits and vegetables and occasionally eating lamb (one year old or more) helped both of us to have improved health.
    We also keep horses to try to grow foods sustainably.

    Research from many colleges shows vegans to have shorter lifespans than other vegetarians, experience senility at an earlier age, and to have a much shorter lifespan than omnivores.
    We do have an imperative from God to treat our animals with care and respect. This includes giving them lives as natural and healthy as possible. Raw goats’ milk not only gets rid of arthritis but has healed people of cancer with no other changes in diet.
    I didn’t learn those gems in college.
    Blessings, Katy Behr F.

    • jim says:

      would like to know more about the goats milk and arthritis please ?

    • catherine sally d'Agrain says:

      wonderful balanced reply thankyou

    • laury weinheimer says:

      as much as I am an advocate for fresh unaltered cow and goat milk, drinking cow or goat milk for the last 32 years and goat milk exclusively for 2 1/2 years I do say this: if it were not for the professional health care team I had a RPCI (Roswell Park Cancer Institute) I would be dying or dead at this moment. Wholesome food with ingredients that are easily pronounceable are more important than ever before in my life, but being a cancer survivor I place high value on modern medicine as well. If goat milk heals cancer, then with this logic I should have never got cancer in the first place.

  7. Margo Morris says:

    I would say there’s no room for vehemence and the right/wrong or accusatory rant. Different strokes for different folks. I know people who do well eating meat and dairy and vegetables and fruits — all of it. I also know people who do well eating a strictly vegan or vegetarian diet. What I would say is that we are all part of the community of earth and the more we begin to re-define ourselves as community members and partners, sisters and brothers, the better off we’ll all be. People, animals, and plants, water, air, etc. All together, finding our way and becoming food in one way or another for each other.

    What we DO need to do together is clean up our food system. We clearly don’t need so many cattle or we wouldn’t need to confine them to lots. Millions of cattle roamed free on this earth without wrecking eco-systems, etc. We don’t need to use pest or herbicides or chemical fertilizers if we right-size our production and learn some foraging techniques as well. Grass-fed is good. We make and sell raw milk cow and goat cheese. Our animals are our co-workers!

  8. Maya Ramirez says:

    As far as I know, no indigenous culture voluntarily chose vegetarianism, except as part of their religious expression. Jains, Hindus, and Buddhists demonstrate the virtue of Ahimsa (non-violence)by avoiding the killing of animals. This is considered a sacrifice, certainly not done to enhance health. The Indians, through many generations, have learned how to COMPENSATE for lack of animal-sourced protein and saturated fat in their diets, and do so beautifully in part by finding other sources of healthful dietary fats. Certainly, no culture has chosen veganism as the path to optimal health. I respect veganism as a moral choice, but for most human creatures (without specific SNPs that allow more efficient utilization of plant-derived fats), it does not provide the optimally healthy diet. As an alternative to the SAD, yes, but better than the tenets of WAPF? No.

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