Experts to Challenge Dietary Myths about Fats, Salt, Plant-Based Diets

Weston A. Price Foundation Contact: Kimberly Hartke, Publicist
For Immediate Release 703-860-2711, cell 703-675-5557

 Experts to Challenge Dietary Myths about Fats, Salt,

Plant-Based Diets

Mythbusters Nutrition Conference Slated for Dallas, Texas

October 26, 2011-Washington, D.C.–The Weston A. Price Foundation, a nutrition education nonprofit organization, will address dietary myths and faddish health claims during their 12th annual conference, Wise Traditions 2011—Mythbusters. The event takes place November 11-14, 2011  at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas.

The Weston A. Price Foundation urges  a return to nutrient-dense traditional foods and sustainable, pasture-based farming practices. The group actively works to advance the work of the  nutrition pioneer, Dr. Weston A. Price, author of Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.

“Participants will come away with a sense of relief that delicious foods like butter, meat, eggs, and raw milk are not dangerous substances as claimed, but rather foods that support optimal health,” says Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation. “We will show that the attack on salt is unfounded, and that salt is essential for digestion and overall health.”

Over twelve hundred health and nutrition professionals, family farmers and wellness-oriented citizens from around the world are expected to attend. A limited number of tickets are still available. The event is open to the public and CEU credits are available for some professionals.

Tracks offered at this year’s conference include several full day seminars on Friday, November 11: ”Nourishing Traditional Diets” by Sally Fallon Morell; “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” by autism specialist, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, M.D.; “Nutrition and Metabolism” by Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D.; and a biodynamic farming track featuring Hugh Lovell, Michael Schmidt and Christy Hemenway.

Saturday’s joint session of Mythbuster lectures features experts taking aim at myths about fats, salts, industrial sweeteners and plant-base diets.  A key speaker is the notable China Study debunker, Denise Minger. The China Study by Colin Campbell has increased the popularity of vegetarianism, yet according the Minger, the research justifying plant-based diets is significantly flawed.

Other partial day tracks will cover the topics of Children’s Health, Gut Health, Hormone Health and Recovery from Digestive Problems, Vegetarianism and Cancer. More cooking classes than ever before have been added to the agenda, including classes on broth-based soups and stews, gluten-free sourdough bread and traditional food preparation.

The Exhibitors Hall will showcase a wide array of nutrient-dense foods, pasture based farms, holistic health practitioners and nutritional supplements.

The Wise Traditions yearly conference proudly offers delicious meals that exemplify the principles of nourishing traditional diets. The menu this year was created by WAPF founder Sally Fallon Morell, author of the best-selling Nourishing Traditions.

For further  information about WAPF, visit For the conference schedule or to register for the conference, visit the conference page or phone (304) 724-3006.  Press passes are available for journalists, filmmakers and authors.

Media Contact:  Kimberly Hartke phone 703-860-2711, cell 703-675-5557

Kimberly Hartke is the publicist for the Weston A. Price Foundation. Her public relations company, Hartke Communications specializes in health and wellness clients. To book a nutrition education expert, contact Kimberly via,

4 Responses to Experts to Challenge Dietary Myths about Fats, Salt, Plant-Based Diets

  1. Brenda says:


    I am so excited about this conference! Thank you to everyone who is putting work into this conference behind the scenes. Thanks for making it happen for all of us! 🙂

  2. Shameer Mulji says:

    Sounds awesome

    I live way up in Canada, so unfortunately I am unable to attend this conference. Hopefully the lecture videos or presentation slides will be posted up on this website for viewing.

    I’d love to see them.

  3. dr rob peers says:

    doubts about weston price

    unfortunately, butter and other sat fats actually do cause chronic disease and physical degeneration–unless eaten with a very low carb diet, or else matched gram for gram with polyunsaturated fatty acids—20 gm of sat fats can be balanced by 60 fish oil capsules or 2 1/2 wine glasses of olive oil—ever tried that? while price was doing his world tour, sir harry himsworth studied the diet of diabetics in london–all ate a fatty diet, especially butter–and at the same time, dr hugh sinclair, in oxford, figured out how the fatty western diet caused diabetes, vascular disease and cancer–low poly/sat ratio in the diet reduces poly levels in cell and mitochondrial membranes–result is insulin resistance and widespread oxidation and inflammation, leading to those diseases, plus arthritis, autoimmunity, deafness and parkinson’s disease—price remained ignorant of the danger of sat fats, including the link between fatty pregnancy diet and offspring anxiety–a common western brain disorder that causes even more physical and mental degeneration, but which responds to PHYTATE!!!!!

  4. nwo2012 says:

    @dr rob peers. obviously you are a MD. Shows in your ignorance. I dont think I have read such nonsense for a long Had to recheck the date isnt April 1st, i.e. April Fools day.

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