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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11 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:

      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”


      • 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.

  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

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