Category Archives: Health Topics

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Interview With Dickson Ole Gisa

Hilda Gore: As part of the Weston A. Price Foundation’s international outreach, we’ve been visiting in Oiti in the region of Matapato in Kenya near the Tanzanian border. Dickson Ole Gisa has been an amazing host. He’s given us opportunities to share the principles of the Weston A. Price Foundation with his community. I cameContinue Reading

Could Your Clothes be Damaging Your Health?

Susan is five; she is sick with a high temperature and snuggled tightly in her fleece pajamas under a warm fleece blanket. Her curls are stuck to her temples from sweat. Her mom sits at her bedside reading her a book and giving her broth alongside hot yarrow tea out of glass mason jars. She’sContinue Reading

Only Livestock Can Save Us

This spring I was privileged to visit the Africa Centre for Holistic Management (ACHM) in Zimbabwe, and spend several days with Allan Savory, the pioneer and guru of holistic management and managed grazing. Savory is a research biologist who has faced his share of controversy over the years. And you start to get an ideaContinue Reading

Feeding Your Family Well From the Big Box Stores

I have spent many years watching over my own family’s health and well-being while also promoting the message of good health to the community that surrounds me. With great diligence I have worked to research the local foods community and connect people within that community with local farmers and producers of all things good. InContinue Reading

Nutritional Yeast

Harnessing the Nutrients for Modern Use Yeast microbes may be the earliest domesticated organisms. Since very early times humans have used yeasts for fermentation, one of the oldest and most successful methods of food processing and preservation. In addition to their importance in the preparation of foods and beverages, yeasts have many health benefits allContinue Reading

Salt Intake in the U.S.

CDC Advocating a Dangerous Reduction On June 1, 2016, U.S. health officials announced a new set of recommendations regarding the salt content of processed foods. The stated goal is to help Americans reduce sodium intake to levels recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2004 and 2005, termed AI (for adequate intake), which wereContinue Reading

Is Sugar Addiction Real?

Sugar is in almost everything. In fact, of the six hundred thousand products in the grocery store, 80 percent have added sugar, and since 60 percent of the American diet is made up of processed food, the amount of sugar the average American is consuming is phenomenal. Americans consumed a mere four pounds of sugarContinue Reading

Recovery from a Low-Carb Diet

As with many aspects of life, extremes can be a challenge. Balance of nutrients is an important key for vibrant health. There is no question that those who have grown up on a diet high in refined carbohydrates experience tremendous benefits from eliminating them and adopting a diet high in animal fat and moderate amountsContinue Reading

Why We Need Carbs

One of the lessons that comes across most clearly from the studies that Weston Price documented in Nutrition and Physical Degeneration is that, although traditional diets all emphasized nutrient-dense foods, the specific mix of animal and plant foods was widely variable. Since it is primarily plant foods that provide carbohydrate, the carbohydrate content of traditionalContinue Reading

Caustic Commentary, Fall 2016

THEY ARE ALL SAFE An interesting study on cod liver oil has come to our attention. In the double-blinded randomized controlled study, subjects were given capsules containing highly oxidized cod liver oil, cod liver oil with low oxidation, or sunflower oil. The results showed no significant differences in blood markers of oxidation products between theContinue Reading

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