Dietary Dangers


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  1. Don’t eat commercially processed foods such as cookies, cakes, crackers, TV dinners, soft drinks, packaged sauce mixes, etc.
  2. Avoid all refined sweeteners such as sugar, dextrose, glucose and high fructose corn syrup.
  3. Avoid white flour, white flour products and white rice.
  4. Avoid all hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats and oils.
  5. Avoid all vegetable oils made from soy, corn, safflower, canola or cottonseed.
  6. Do not use polyunsaturated oils for cooking, sauteing or baking.
  7. Avoid fried foods.
  8. Do not practice veganism; animal products provide vital nutrients not found in plant foods.
  9. Avoid products containing protein powders.
  10. Avoid pasteurized milk; do not consume lowfat milk, skim milk, powdered milk or imitation milk products.
  11. Avoid battery-produced eggs and factory-farmed meats.
  12. Avoid highly processed luncheon meats and sausage containing MSG and other additives.
  13. Avoid rancid and improperly prepared seeds, nuts and grains found in granolas, quick rise breads and extruded breakfast cereals, as they block mineral absorption and cause intestinal distress.
  14. Avoid canned, sprayed, waxed, bioengineered or irradiated fruits and vegetables.
  15. Avoid artificial food additives, especially MSG, hydrolyzed vegetable protein and aspartame, which are neurotoxins. Most soups, sauce and broth mixes and commercial condiments contain MSG, even if not so labeled.
  16. Avoid caffeine-containing beverages such as coffee, tea and soft drinks. Avoid chocolate.
  17. Avoid aluminum-containing foods such as commercial salt, baking powder and antacids. Do not use aluminum cookware or aluminum-containing deodorants.
  18. Do not drink fluoridated water.
  19. Avoid synthetic vitamins and foods containing them.
  20. Do not drink distilled liquors.
  21. Do not use a microwave oven.

Jill Nienhiser has been a Weston A. Price Foundation member since 2001, and has provided web maintenance, editing, and proofreading support for westonaprice.org and realmilk.com for many years. She also helped launched the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund in 2007.

4 Responses to Dietary Dangers

  1. Larry Silverstein says:

    Shalom,
    I have reached old age consuming ALL those Dietry Dangers!
    Its amazing how stupid lists like this are, when they are directed blindly at everyone. You should have prefaced your article: For Those Who Are Young & Starting Out in Life – If it is possible & you have the means to do them, here is a list of things you should consider:

    Dietary Dangers

    • janet says:

      wow larry, maybe your dietry dangers are making you grouchy, since I switched I have never felt better. that is worth it to me. you probably don’t notice it. I didn’t until I switched. I will never go back.

  2. I agree with most of the items on this list, but I am baffled by a few. What is behind your prejudice against microwave cooking? It does less damage to food than other forms of cooking such as grilling or frying, and uses less energy. What do you have against caffeine, in moderate amounts? It helps me get through the morning. “Avoid pasteurized milk.” This is the only kind I can find where I live. Should I avoid all milk products? What’s wrong with synthetic vitamins? If it’s bioidentical, a vitamin is a vitamin. Most of the WP guidelines make perfect sense, but some of these rules seem arbitrary.

  3. kiki boubay says:

    I went to the dentist last week and my regular dentist I found out has gone to another town to practice .. she was superb.
    They give me this guy last min who said he needed to fill a small cavity in front tooth .. I said ok . thinkng its a small job and I will allow him to do it then go to my real dentist next time cause she is awsome.
    He drilled away on the small cavity long story short I am two weeks now sice he did his horrible job on my Front tooth and I am seeing stars every min of the day. I AM SO SORRY THAT I LET AN UNKNOWN DENTIST DO MY TOOTH. now I am stuck
    he filled it and I would never go back to him … in pain every day so I ddid some reading on weston price and I am going to try to deaden the pain caused by this lunatic dentist . I hope it works and after only one day on the price program I feel a bit less pain so it looks to be a very great thing next week I am going to travel to get some raw milk to re enamel my teeth !

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