Wise Traditions Podcast


Enjoy a farm tour of Will Harris’ White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, GA! Or check out a tour of Sally’s farm, led by Sally herself. Or listen to a lively discussion held in Zimbabwe at the Savory Institute’s Center for Holistic Management. There are lots of pre-recorded live events to choose from! Just click on “Wise Traditions LIVE” on the mixlr app below. And then click on “showreel” to listen to any of the above, and then some!

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The Wise Traditions podcast launched in January 2016 to rave reviews! In under a year, there have been 200,000+ downloads. It is a 30-minute show that is full of valuable content related to your health, featuring interviews with outstanding guests in the fields of health, food, and farming. You will benefit from their wisdom and learn all about how to achieve and maintain good health naturally.

hildasafariOur podcast host and producer is DC chapter leader Hilda Labrada Gore. She is a wife and mother of four, and has been involved with the foundation for over 10 years. She knows how to ask guests just the right questions to bring out the information you want to hear most.

Wise Traditions is available on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and on this website. Just scroll down and click on the episode of your choice to listen now!


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–    practical tips for living a healthier, more vibrant life
–    accurate, relevant information
–    down-to-earth discussions
–    insights on wellness

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tomcowanheadshot#59 What causes heart attacks?, Dr. Tom Cowan   Show Notes

For decades, heart patients have been treated with stents, bypass procedures, low-fat diets, and drugs to lower their cholesterol. The theory that heart attacks are caused by blockages in the arteries is accepted as the last word on heart disease. And this explains why doctors work tirelessly to unblock them. But what if the theory is incorrect? What if blockages aren’t actually the cause of heart attacks?

Dr. Tom Cowan brings some surprising data to light that puts into question the cause and treatments of cardiovascular disease, and heart attacks, in particular. He explains how the heart can effectively create its own “bypass” when major arteries are clogged. He points to remarkable studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of a little-known plant to treat angina. And he gives some sound advice about how to avoid heart disease altogether–including eating a nutrient-dense diet, avoiding stress, and living in a way that nurtures the parasympathetic nervous system.

This show will make you question conventional wisdom related to the heart. And you will be very glad it did.

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SallyFallon#58 Should we eat grains? (Principle #6) w/ Sally Fallon Morell   Show Notes

Some trendy diets restrict the intake of grains. It’s no wonder why! Many people seem to be gluten-intolerant or have sensitivities to wheat. Others are simply trying to eat low-carb for weight loss. But we may be unnecessarily depriving ourselves of foods that can benefit our health and have been enjoyed world-wide for thousands of years.

Looking to the traditions of the past, we discover the secret for including grains, seeds, and nuts in our diet today. In this episode, Sally Fallon Morell, the President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, explains principle #6 of the Wise Traditions diet: how to ferment, soak, and sprout grains, seeds, and nuts for optimal nutrition and ease of digestion. She goes into detail about the benefits of the preparation processes, and of the risks that result when we do not take care to prepare these foods in this way.

Best of all, she gives clear tips for what steps we can take to begin eating seeds, nuts, and grains prepared in the traditional manner. In a nutshell, she answers the question “Should we eat grains?” with a resounding “Yes!”

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ben-greenfield-best#57 Beyond food: invisible variables that affect our health, Ben Greenfield   Show Notes

Forget the resolutions! Fitness guru Ben Greenfield wants you to look beyond food and exercise to improve your wellbeing in this new year! In today’s episode, he discusses the importance of invisible variables that affect our health. We can eat the cleanest, most pure diet in the world and yet, at the same time, neglect some important factors that affect our bodies in significant ways.

Our environment and how we interact with it has a powerful effect on our health. Ben dives into the spirit and the science related to maximizing our bodies’ potential. He explores the effect of music on the spirit, vitamin D on the heart and skin, and the stress-reduction that comes with being surrounded by nature. He touches on posture, sunshine, and clean air. He reviews the physiological impact of our ever-connected lives (with computers, wifi radiation, bluetooth technology and more) and gives ideas on how to mitigate the damage.

As you listen to today’s show, you will be as invigorated as if you took a brisk walk on a winter morning. As a matter of fact, we suggest that you do just that!

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WAPF-WiseTraditions_favicon#56 Best of 2016, Go With Your Gut   Show Notes

Do you feel like a ball of symptoms? Like one thing after another is going wrong with your body? Your body is sending you a message that something is off. It’s time to stop suppressing symptoms. It’s time to begin digging deeper to find the path to healing.

Today, you will hear from guests from three of our most popular episodes in 2016! The common thread from all three is the need to go with your gut when it comes to improving your health. You’ll hear from a holistic doctor, a dairy farmer, and a world-renown neurological and nutrition expert. Each guest advocates listening to your heart, inquiring with your mind, and believing what your gut is telling you about what your body needs to regain health and balance.

This episode challenges you to bring some healthy skepticism to your approach to wellness, to make dietary changes to help heal your gut, to try something new.

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sandrine#55 The Motherhood Diet, Sandrine Perez   Show Notes

All of us want to have happy, healthy children. Diet makes a difference in our own health; naturally, it makes a difference for our children’s health, as well. But can what we eat before we even become pregnant affect our baby’s health? What about our diet during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding?

Sandrine Perez addresses all of the above in today’s discussion. Sandrine is the founder and head of Nourishing Our Children, a project of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Established in 2005, the mission of Nourishing Our Children is to educate and inspire parents to return to the whole, natural foods that have produced generation after generation of healthy children.

Sandrine sets forth exactly what foods help the babies develop well in the womb, and which foods should be avoided. The information she shares is based on the research of Dr. Weston A. Price, that showed a strong tie between the diet of the mother and the health of her offspring.

Over the years, Sandrine has seen proof of the efficacy of this diet, with mother after mother in her community birthing and raising healthy, happy children following the guidelines set forth in today’s episode. Whether you are a mother now (or hope to be one at some juncture), this show is for you. Learn now what to eat pre-conception, during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding for the sake of future generations.

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delbigtree#54 Vaxxed, Producer’s Commentary, Del Bigtree  Show Notes

This is an important episode on a very controversial topic. Producer Del Bigtree gives the back story on how he got involved in the making of the movie “Vaxxed.”  Some call the movie “anti-vaccine” but its focus is on Dr. William Thompson, the whistleblower at the Center for Disease Control who exposed the manipulation of the results of a study on one vaccine: the MMR (measles/mumps/rubella).

Some question the motives of the key players in this explosive story–Brian Hooker, Dr. Andrew Wakefield and Dr. Thompson. But Bigtree calls into question the motives of those trying to silence him (and others) who want to help parents make informed decisions when it comes to vaccinations.

All critical thinkers will welcome the information he brings, and the passion with which he presents it. He touches on California’s SB 277 law, which restricts parental rights, by mandating vaccinations for children to attend school, making no allowances for exemptions. He discusses the CDC’s goal, called “Healthy People 2020,” that is pushing for 100% compliance with the adult vaccination schedule.

With his movie, and in this interview, Bigtree’s goal is to alert Americans to the threats to their civil liberties, and to motivate them to advocate for their own health and the health of their children.

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jereme_zimmerman#53 Make Mead Like a Viking, Jereme Zimmerman  Show Notes

What is mead and why should you make it? (And why should you make it like a Viking, of all things?!) Jereme Zimmerman, the author of “Make mead like a Viking,” explains all of the above in this light-hearted episode. Mead is a unique honey-based fermented drink that is simple and fun to make. Jereme unlocks the brewing secrets of the ancient Norse, as he demystifies the process of home-brewing mead. You’ll learn lots about mead today and you’ll hear Jeremy’s own story about he got into brewing it, and how he began to embrace the natural, homesteading lifestyle.

In the conversation, Jereme makes a case for including more ferments in our diets. There are health benefits related to making your own ferments, of course (whether you’re making mead, kombucha, sauerkraut, or kefir). The active enzymes and probiotics in such foods are great for gut health; the antioxidants are cancer-fighting agents; and our immune systems benefit from all of the above. But our lives are enhanced by more than just the physical boost of these foods. Making mead (and other fermented foods) requires cooperation with nature, which makes us more sensitive to life’s beauty and mystery. And in the process of mead-making, bonds are built with the community around us. So, get to making your fermented drink and raise a glass to your health!

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kellymoeggenborg#52 Practical Tips for Parents, Kelly Moeggenborg  Show Notes

Tired of food battles and complaints at the dinner table? Do you worry that your kids not getting enough of the good stuff? Does your idea of whipping up a quick meal include a visit to the neighborhood fast food restaurant? Kelly Moeggenborg has been there and done that. Today, she has tips to help you transition your family to a more nutrient-dense, real food diet. She also has practical suggestions that will save you both time and money.

Kelly understands the challenges parents face because she is still in the trenches herself. This is one reason she launched the “Kelly the Kitchen Kop” blog in 2008; she wanted to build a community where people could exchange ideas about how to best overcome poor dietary patterns. You will enjoy learning from all she has gleaned over the years and will most certainly walk away with a tip or two that you can apply immediately that will improve your own health and that of your family.

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Will Harris#51 Farming as it Should Be, Will Harris  Show Notes

Will Harris. a fourth-generation cattleman, is the owner of White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, GA. Will attended the University of Georgia’s School of Agriculture, where he was trained in industrial farming methods. But in 1995, he decided to turn things around and return to farming the land in the manner his great-grandfather had done, 130 years before. He does not use pesticides and chemical fertilizers on the land or antibiotics or growth hormones on the animals. As Will puts it, “We take care of the land and herd, and they take care of us.”

This is why his farming method is farming at its best, and as it should be. His family and farm employees consistently look out for the animals, the land, and the people who produce and consume their goods.Their production practices are fair, sustainable, and humane.

In today’s episode, Will tells the story of the beauty and benefits of regenerative agriculture. Not only will you be charmed by his southern drawl but you will also come to understand how and why he transitioned to regenerative agriculture and how you can support this movement. It begins with knowing your farmer and proceeds with making conscious decisions about what you put on your plate. A healthy diet for people begins with a healthy environment on the farm where the food was cultivated and raised.

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jeffreysmith#50 Myths and Truths of GMOs, Jeffrey Smith  Show Notes

Jeffrey Smith is is the founder and leader of the institute for Responsible Technology. He is also a bestselling author, filmmaker, and expert on genetically-modified organisms. In today’s episode, he carefully and thoroughly explains what GMOs are, what crops have been genetically modified in the U.S., the impact they have had on our health and what we can do about their growing presence in our diets.

Jeffrey has had years of extensive research on the topic. He refutes what the FDA says about their safety, and he busts some myths related to GMOs (that they can help feed the world, and that they reduce the amount of pesticides used by farmers, for example). He also provides clear evidence to support their detrimental effects on animals and people. Problems associated with GMO foods include: gastrointestinal problems, immune system issues, reproductive damage, and conditions that affect organ function. Studies also point to premature death, tumors, possible cancer, and hormone disruption. Some people suffer brain fog, fibromyalgia, immune system concerns, anxiety, depression, pain, headaches, and skin conditions, as a result of eating GMO food.

The list of concerns is long, but there is still hope. Jeffrey gives concrete tips about how to protect yourself and your family from the health risk GMOs pose. He also makes a plea for activism to make a difference on a larger scale.

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cherylciecko#49 Avoiding Mold  Cheryl Ciecko  Show Notes

Many of us see mold as an unsightly annoyance or an occasional irritant to our breathing, but it’s much more than that! Cheryl Ciecko, a licensed architect, explains how it is a toxin that can easily grow in our office buildings or homes, and threaten our health.

Cheryl’s ten-year-old daughter started having health concerns that seemed to appear overnight. She struggled with migraines and coughing fits; the doctors diagnosed asthma. Finally, they were able to pinpoint mold as the culprit of her deteriorating health. They found it in their home’s duct work.

There are many other places mold can grow, undetected. In this episode, you’ll learn about the myths associated with mold (for example, it is commonly thought that bleach can remediate it, but it cannot), where it can grow, how it affects your health, and how to guard against it in your own home.

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andycutler#48 Detox mercury safely, Andy Cutler  Show Notes

Mercury is recognized by health organizations across the globe as toxic to humans. However many of us are unaware of our exposure to it and how it is negatively impacting our health and causing chronic conditions and diseases.

Dr. Andy Cutler has a PhD in chemistry from Princeton, and a BS in physics from the University of California. He himself struggled with symptoms that no doctor could explain. He discovered that the root cause of his issues was mercury toxicity caused by the amalgam fillings in his own mouth. On a quest to improve his own health, Andy became a pioneer of a form of chelation for metal toxicity that is unique in its approach, and is safe and successful, where many others are not.

In today’s episode you will learn about the symptoms of mercury toxicity and how they can be addressed to restore health. We can be exposed to mercury in many ways, including through “silver” fillings, vaccinations, and various consumer products. Andy points to mercury as the underlying cause of conditions such as MS, Parkinsons, allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue, and autism. Mercury toxicity can also be at the root of depression, anxiety, ADD, memory issues, fibromyalgia, asthma, OCD, autoimmune disorders, brain fog, nervous system disorders, developmental delays, and more.

Andy has a pragmatic chelation protocol which will help those with heavy metal toxicity find relief and health. Listen and you’ll understand why Andy is in such demand as a detox consultant.

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ben_greenfield#47 Fuel For the Athlete  Ben Greenfield  Show Notes

Athletes seek to maximize their performance, often at the expense of their long-term health and longevity. Ben, a former bodybuilder, is an ironman triathlete, speaker, and author who understands how to nourish the body for both peak results and optimal health. He has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Idaho in sports science and exercise physiology. Ben coaches and trains individuals for general health, longevity, weight loss, lean muscle gain, holistic wellness, and sports performance–using a real food protocol.

Says Ben, “I love getting fit, feeling good about the way my body looks, and fulfilling my deep-seeded drive to live life to the fullest by achieving difficult feats of physical performance. But I was fed up with feeling like crap from all the extreme exercising, strange foods, feeling of constant stress and soreness, and worry about the toll my hectic lifestyle was taking on my body. So I have found a way of training, eating and living that is perfectly healthy and natural, but still allows me to look, feel and perform at my peak capabilities.”
As a consultant to many athletes, Ben has noticed a trend of acne, digestive issues, and adrenal issues that plague those who fuel their bodies with what Ben calls “franken fuels.” In today’s episode, he contrasts popular sports drinks, gels, and bars with the real fuel the athlete needs to turbocharge their performance without sacrificing gut health. He gets into the science of how various proteins, fats, and carbs work in our bodies. He talks about his own sweet spot of carb/protein/fat percentages and what foods he recommends for everyone to include in their diet. You will be fascinated by what he has to say and will want to apply it to your own diet, training, and lifestyle.

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bethlambert#46 Beth Lambert  Why Are Our Children So Sick?  Show Notes

This is the question many of us are asking! There is a grave health crisis that is affecting the next generation. In increasing numbers, children and young people are struggling with allergies, eczema, inflammatory conditions, autism, autoimmune disorders, asthma, reflux, sensory issues, GI issues, ADHD, and more. In today’s episode, Beth Lambert describes the “perfect storm” that is assailing our children’s health. She also has several ideas in how to navigate that storm.

Beth has an M.A. from Fairfield University, with a concentration in American Healthcare. The mother of three young children, Beth’s interest in health concerns grew as she dealt with her own daughter’s “leaky gut.” Conventional medicine didn’t have answers beyond some therapies and pharmaceutical drugs. Beth wanted something more.

She overhauled her family’s diet and their environment and was able to turn her daughter’s health around in approximately nine months. Her eyes were opened to the need around her, as she observed that other families were also in crisis related to their children’s health issues. She went on to do extensive research and is now the author of “A compromised generation.” You will be encouraged by Beth’s story and the health improvements of others that she recounts, who are a part of her “Documenting Hope” project.

Listen closely and learn what steps you can take to improve your own health and that of the next generation.

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tiecholtz#45 – Nina Teicholz  The Skinny on Fat   Show Notes

Nina Teicholz spent nearly a decade researching nutrition policy and dietary fat, culminating in the publication of her spellbinding book “The Big Fat Surprise.” In it, she explains the politics, personalities, and history of how we came to believe that dietary fat is bad for health. Her book was the first mainstream publication to make the full argument for why saturated fats–the kind found in dairy, meat, and eggs–are not bad for health.

In today’s episode, she discusses what initially propelled her to pursue this topic. You will be intrigued by the answers (and stonewalling) she encountered on her quest to find out more. What she discovered has led her to become an advocate for changing our diets to improve our health. Steps include avoiding vegetable oils and, of course, embracing saturated fats in their place.

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SallyFallon#44 Sally Fallon Morell Priniciple #5, Lacto-fermented Foods  Show Notes

Traditional diets are high in enzymes and beneficial bacteria. Lacto-fermented foods are prepared by cultures worldwide to preserve food, boost their vitamin and mineral content, and aid digestion. In today’s episode, Sally Fallon Morell, the head of the Weston A. Price Foundation, explains Principle #5 of the Wise Traditions diet: how all traditional peoples include lacto-fermented foods in their diets.

She gets specific about the foods that are particular to various regions around the world–like sauerkraut, pickles, kimchi, fermented fish, yogurt, kefir, and such. She discusses the fermentation process and gives the scientific basis for embracing these foods in our modern diet. She touts the improved vitamin and mineral content of such foods, their protective characteristics against disease (including cancer), and how they boost the immune system.

She gives practical advice for how to begin introducing these foods into your diet. If you apply her tips, your tastebuds will be thrilled and your health will greatly benefit!

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lanceroll#43 Lance Roll Beautiful Broth   Show Notes

Bone broth is growing in popularity for all of the right reasons. It offers an astounding number of benefits for our health. In today’s episode, chef Lance Roll explains how first and foremost, it helps heal our gut, improving our digestion and the absorption of nutrients from all that we eat. Broth has anti-inflammatory properties, in addition to healthy fats and minerals. It makes an excellent recovery drink for athletes and many consider it something of a “weight loss secret.”

You can hear the excitement in Lance’s voice as he tells stories about individuals whose conditions cleared up from eczema and leaky gut, to ulcerative colitis. Lance was once a chef who was primarily concerned with making flavorful dishes; since he became familiar with the Weston A. Price Foundations and the Wise Traditions diet, he makes sure to cook up dishes that are nutrient-dense, as well as flavorful!

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mandylee1#42 Mandy Blume  Real Food Changes Lives  Show Notes

Mandy loves sharing the importance of the food we put into our bodies. After fostering many children and adopting, each child became her inspiration to step out and reach more people with the message of health recovery through real food. She studied at California Polytechnic State University, and graduated with degrees, along with cooking and nutritional credentials; but what will blow you away is the way she rolls up her sleeves to impact foster children and foster homes. She has a passion for changing the world, starting with those in the U.S. foster care system.

In today’s episode, she talks about how she helps children transition from the standard American diet (S.A.D.) to real food. She has witnessed first-hand the turn-around that takes place when children are fed food that has the power to nourish and heal.

Her simple healing principles can be applied to anyone’s life–young and old alike. Listen and learn about her transformational Real Food Recovery protocol.

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sandeepagarwal2#41 Sandeep Agarwal  On Fat, Raw Milk and Ghee  Show Notes

Sandeep Agarwal had a young son with chronic health conditions–he caught colds easily, had chest congestion, and developed asthma. As Sandeep began to research ways to help him, he came across the principles of the Weston A. Price Foundation. They resonated with him, as he remembered the foods his ancestors enjoyed in India; they included raw milk, full fat foods, and ghee.

In today’s episode, you will hear the results of Sandeep’s research, which led him to ancient Indian texts that confirmed what he saw playing out in his own family: that traditional foods support and enhance our health. He discovered that ayurvedic traditions embraced raw milk and ghee for their healing properties.

His family tweaked their diet to include these foods and they also began avoiding sweets, and making other dietary changes that followed the wise tradition principles. Today, they enjoy good health and they run a business which provides organic ghee and other Indian spices and foods.

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LindaElsegood#40 Linda Elsegood  Autoimmune Help with LDN  Show Notes

Linda Elsegood suffered from MS and was wheelchair-bound, when she first heard about LDN, low dose naltrexone. She researched it and began taking it around 2000. Her health and life turned around. Motivated to help others, she has since edited “The LDN book” and hosted conferences to educate medical professionals and lay people alike.

LDN can be an effective treatment for a variety of autoimmune disorders including alopecia (hair loss), Crohn’s, cancer, autism, depression, restless leg syndrome, asthma, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and Lyme disease. Though it is a pharmaceutical drug, many consider it to be a sort of holistic medication, because of its safety and efficacy.

In this episode, you’ll hear about the original uses of LDN and its off-label uses that are showing tremendous success. You’ll her about the doctors who are currently conducting studies to learn more; and discover resources to educate yourself on LDN. All in all, you will learn much and find Linda’s personal story compelling and her efforts to help others, inspiring.

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LouisaWilliams#39 Dr. Louisa Williams Radical Medicine  Show Notes

Dr. Louisa Williams is a naturopathic doctor who is committed to helping people restore their health by getting to the true root or underlying cause of disease. In today’s episode, she touches on some lesser known “obstacles to cure” and gives practical ideas for finding the best dental and overall health care to achieve the optimal and vibrant health that is our most important birthright.

She discusses the underlying issues that may be linked to chronic auto-immune diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, lupus, and Lymes disease. She even addresses dental focal infections, root canals, gingivitis and more. She tells you what to look for when searching for a dentist, and how to protect your health proactively. She leaves no stone unturned as she explains in simple terms the way our bodies function and how everything is interconnected.

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SallyFallon#38 Principle #4 – Sally Fallon Morell All traditional cultures cooked some of their food, and ate some of their animal products raw  Show Notes

Every traditional culture ate some form of their animal foods raw. Every culture also cooked some of their food. In today’s episode, Sally Fallon Morell explains the benefits of both cooking some food and eating some raw. While cooking does destroy enzymes, it also can make certain foods easier to digest (particularly vegetables). Eating raw animal foods ensures that we can enjoy the benefits of certain enzymes and particularly vitamin B6.

Sally describes various dishes from around the world that feature raw meat or fish products (such as steak tartare). She also gives ideas for those new to the idea of consuming raw animal products. She suggests starting with dairy products, like raw milk or cheese.

Many who recommend a raw diet would not include raw animal products in the mix. But Sally points out that science backs this traditional practice. She affirms that raw animal products can increase our energy and mental clarity, and help improve various body functions.

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OfficeBooks#37 Bonus Episode: Behind the Scenes at WAPF  Show Notes

When the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) says that it’s committed to “food, farming and the healing arts,” they mean it. In today’s episode, you’ll hear directly from the office staff members about WAPF’s mission.

The bottom line? WAPF is a non-profit group 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 backbone of WAPF is its members. They are the ones that know exactly what’s going on in their own neighborhoods, and counties (and countries), and they are most able to mobilize when action is required to defend food freedom and to help disseminate important food resource information. In particular, there are 600 chapter leaders worldwide who puts hands and feet to the work that is needed to help restore and maintain the health of people all over the world.

In today’s episode, you will get a glimpse of the office work of the WAPF staff, which undergirds what is happening “in the field,” so to speak. You’ll also learn about WAPF’s most current projects (such as their international outreach efforts).

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PeteKennedy#36 Pete Kennedy  Protecting Food Freedom  Show Notes

Do you want the option of buying raw milk legally in your state? Would you like to have chickens in your backyard? The Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) works hard to defend your right to obtain the food of your choice from the source of your choice. Pete Kennedy, an attorney in Florida, is on the board of the FTCLDF and he has personally been involved in representing and counseling farmers who are simply trying to provide local, sustainable foods to their neighbors, schools, and grocery stores.

Many of us know that good health begins at the dining room table. The healthiest diets are those made up of nutrient-dense, organic foods from small local farmers, not from the industrial food complex. Listen to Pete and learn about the influences at play on what is available to us as consumers, and how you can make a difference in the fight for food freedom.

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CillaWhatcott#35 Cilla Whatcott  The Green Vaccine?  Show Notes

There is lots of controversy and discussion on the topic of vaccination these days—some touting their benefits and others, their risks. Cilla Whatcott stays above the fray. She is not interested in being a part of any camp, but rather wants to empower parents and health care professionals about their choices, by educating them about homeopathy and homeoprophylaxis (HP). In today’s episode, you will become familiar with this safe alternative to vaccination. Some call HP the “green vaccine” because it does not cause harm but rather provides natural protection against disease. The goal of homeopathy is to educate the immune system and to help the body rediscover how to heal itself. Homeopathy combats chronic health issues including recurring ear infections, asthma, coughs, and more.

Cilla has a PhD in homeopathy, which she pursued after her one year-old daughter became ill with aseptic meningitis. She is the Director of Worldwide Choice and is a strong advocate for health care options.

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razi#34 Razi Berry Tired of being tired  Show Notes

In her twenties, Razi Berry was suffering from fibromyalgia, fatigue, and pain. Her doctors told her that she should go on medication and disability for the rest of her life. Unwilling to accept their prognosis, Razi became her own “health detective.” She began exploring alternatives and came upon naturopathic therapies that have helped restore her to full health today. She had fertility issues, hair loss, and more. Now, she enjoys good health and vitality. She is able to homeschool her two young daughters and oversee her award-winning journal, “The Naturopathic Doctor News & Review.”

Naturally, Razi is a proponent of organic, whole foods over fad diets. Her heart’s desire is to empower people to take charge of their health and discover the vibrant health they were intended to enjoy.

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AllanSavory#33 Allan Savory  Holistic Management – Livestock Only Hope Part 2  Show Notes

As a young environmentalist, Allan Savory was convinced that animals were overgrazing, and therefore, turning fertile land into deserts. Many scientists held that same opinion (and some still do). Now, Allan believes that livestock are “our only hope” for greening the world’s deserts and reversing climate change.

In today’s episode, he explains in detail why many efforts to restore the earth (involving the use of technology, fire, rest, or planting trees or crops) are ineffective or temporary solutions, at best. He addresses directly some of the ideas presented in the movie “Cowspiracy,” including his “tragic error” of culling elephant herds (which he and others thought would help heal the land—it did not).

The health of the land is tied to our own. Listen carefully to consider how you can get involved to make a difference in the preservation of our world for the survival of what Allan calls “team humanity.”

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AllanSavory#32 Allan Savory  Holistic Management Part I  Show Notes

Are you concerned about our planet’s degradation? Allan Savory has fresh ideas for how to reverse the situation and restore our deteriorating grasslands. As a young man studying zoology and botany in South Africa, he challenged the presuppositions regarding what was causing climate change. He, too, at one point, thought that perhaps too many animals was the problem, but he came to a different conclusion when he saw the ineffectiveness of that approach.

Now he believes that the answer can be found in holistic management. The idea is to properly manage the tools at our disposal, including animals! Holistic management can also be applied to our own lives, whether we live in cities or farms. It’s a concept that can improve the environment and health of “team humanity” all over the globe.

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LierreKeith#31 Lierre Keith  Vegetarianism Reconsidered  Show Notes

Vegetarians and vegans are often motivated to avoid animal products out of concern for animal welfare and the environment. Lierre Keith is no exception. As a teenager, she became convinced that abstaining from meat was the best choice. However health concerns quickly ensued once she made that dietary choice. She began to suffer from fatigue, hypoglycemia, irregular menstrual cycles, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and more. These initial conditions were followed by longer-term problems including autoimmune and degenerative disc disease. Her own health concerns, and those of others, led her to reexamine vegetarianism. Today, Lierre is passionate and bold when discussing our need for including meat products in our diet, both for our benefit and for the health of the planet.

SallyFallon#30 Sally Fallon Morell Nutrient Density  Show Notes

Do you want to get the most out of your food? There are so many different approaches to eating healthily, how do you know what’s best? Sally Fallon Morell explains, in clear, simple terms, how to maximize each bite. In today’s episode, she emphasizes the most important (yet often overlooked) Wise Traditions dietary principle: nutrient density. Traditional diets were very nutrient-dense: high in vitamins and minerals and replete with the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K. Processed, packaged foods tout “added vitamins and minerals” but real foods are naturally power-packed with what we need for building strong, healthy bodies!

She goes into detail about why A, D, and K are so important and how they work together and should be in balance in our food (and in our bodies). She lists foods where these critical vitamins can be found. She tells stories of those whose lives have been changed through better nutrition. And she gives practical suggestions for what to include in your diet (or your children’s diets) to eliminate fatigue and improve mood and optimism.

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Dickson#29 Bonus Episode  A Maasai Story  Show Notes

Dickson Ole Gisa, a leader in his Maasai village, contacted the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) in 2014, saying, “Please send someone over. We’re all getting sick!” Dickson had found out about the principles of the foundation and the Wise Traditions diet, and they really resonated with him and his community’s experience.

WAPF did send leaders to his village in Matapato, Kenya, in 2015 and, in partnership with Dickson, began spreading the word about the link between good nutrition and overall health.

In today’s fascinating conversation, Dickson recounts his childhood dietary habits and where his people are today. He talks about the allure of “foreign foods” and the corresponding rise in the incidences of cancer, diabetes, and other diseases heretofore unknown by his village.

Dickson’s community in Oiti is taking steps to return to their traditional diet. This episode may inspire you to do the same!

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chrismasterjohn2016#28 Chris Masterjohn  Fat Does a Body Good   Show Notes


Confused by fat? One minute we’re told to stay away from it; the next, we’re told to embrace it. What’s best? Chris Masterjohn demystifies the matter in today’s discussion. Chris has a PhD in Nutritional Sciences and is an assistant professor at Brooklyn College in New York. He explains in detail fat’s function in our bodies and how we should approach including it in our diet. He explains the need to take into account our genetics, our constitution, our ancestry, and even our careers, as we tweak our diets to find our “sweet spot.”

He touches on some heady stuff: cholesterol levels, the LDL/HDL ratio, and the difference between saturated, polyunsaturated, and monounsaturated fats. He also points out which foods contain what kind of fat. Along the way, he helps us move from fear of fat to a place of understanding and freedom. “Fear is disempowering,” says Chris. Fat has an important role to play in our bodies and embracing it is a step in the right direction, a step toward good health.
Also by Chris Masterjohn – Saturated Fat Does a Body Good

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VickiBraun#27 Vicki Braun  Take Charge of your Fertility

Vicki Braun has over 30 years of experience helping couples understand and enhance their mutual fertility. She has a background in the sciences–a B.S. in biology and chemistry and an M.S. in microbiology–so she is well-equipped to understand female hormonal physiology and is able to problem-solve issues related to fertility cycles.

Vicki has seen many concerns over the years, ranging from irregular menstrual cycles to PCOS, endometriosis, and fertility issues. She has seen many women and men turn things around through dietary and lifestyle changes. A certified GAPS practitioner, she offers help in correcting hormonal and gut flora imbalances that can negatively affect fertility and overall health. She warns against the long-term use of birth control pills and she also points to toxicity as damaging to the reproductive system.

Plain spoken and direct, Vicki offers practical tools for those who wish to better understand their own bodies’ cycles and improve their fertility.
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sandravangilder#26  Sandra Van Gilder  Myths and truths of sleep and exercise

Physical therapist Sandra Van Gilder dispels myths related to our sleep and exercise habits in this episode. She explains how our hormone function can be disrupted (or improved) by our patterns. She gets into the science behind the brain fog that makes it difficult to think clearly when we are sleep-deprived and she has suggestions about how to combat that issue. She also has ideas about how to move smarter/differently to avoid joint stress. She knows what she’s talking about because she herself once struggled with vestibular migraines and she found that proper nutrition and adequate sleep were sufficient therapies to make them go away. And as a young woman in her twenties, Sandra had also endured back pain, sciatica, and joint pain that limited her ability to pursue her hobby of running. It became so serious that she could hardly run around the track one time. Now Sandra runs without pain, thanks to her “whole body” approach to movement. Today you will learn from her how to establish good sleep and movement patterns that can help you live and move, unhindered.
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FelixLiao#25 Dr. Felix Liao  Open Wide

Biological dentist Felix Liao is building on the work of Dr. Weston A. Price. He is convinced that oral health is tied to our overall health, and he understands the pivotal role of nutrient-dense foods in the diet. In this informative and entertaining episode, Dr. Felix touches on common issues like snoring, sleep apnea, teeth grinding and clenching and explains how these can be addressed holistically. He is particularly concerned about the condition that he describes as “six-foot tiger/three-foot den.” This occurs when the tongue does not have enough room to be in its proper position in the mouth. When this is the case, the tongue blocks the airway compromising our oxygen intake, and negatively impacting our health and sleep. You’ll enjoy Dr. Felix’s unique perspective in today’s stimulating conversation.
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#24 Dr. Ann Childers  Nutrition and sleep are key for kids

Dr. Ann Childers had a health crisis that made her examine the role of nutrition in physical and mental health. Soon she began applying her new-found information in her practice. She began emphasizing a nutrient-dense diet and sufficient sleep for the children and adolescents in her care. She soon noted that many experienced relief and healing from all types of conditions including: anxiety, ADD, trouble concentrating, poor behavior, digestive issues, Type II diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Even those suffering from emotional or mental issues like depression, suicidal thoughts and self-harm were improving with this simple, straightforward protocol. Children, adolescents, and adults alike will benefit from Ann’s approach and advice in today’s episode.
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#23 Mark McAfeeMarkMcAfee  Raw Milk Revealed

As President and Founder of the Raw Milk Institute, Mark McAfee has lectured on the subject of raw milk all over the United States. A consummate educator, Mark elucidates its benefits, even as he addresses the risks associated with it. His mission is to stem the influence of what he calls the “fear campaign that is steering us over the sterilized food cliff.” Raw milk is a living food with properties that help us avoid chronic illnesses such as Krohn’s, and can build our immune system so as to avoid illnesses that necessitate prescription drugs and costly surgeries. Mark makes his case with facts and passion. Mark emphasizes the health-enhancing properties of raw milk, and advocates for it to be safely produced and distributed widely.
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#22 Chris KresserCKresser  The Wisdom of Our Ancestors

Stress, autoimmune diseases, obesity. These modern epidemics were not a part of the paleolithic landscape, but they certainly plague us now. Chris Kresser, author of “The Paleo Cure” and functional medicine practitioner, recommends that we look back to the wisdom of our ancestors to experience vibrant health today. In this episode, he tells us his story: how a health crisis precipitated his interest in nutrition and medicine, and how the Weston A. Price Foundation played a part in his journey back to health. Chris emphasizes how geography and genetics play a role in determining our diet and he touches on the pivotal role of fats and the need to decrease or manage our stress.
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SallyFallon#21 Sally Fallon Morell All Traditional Cultures Consume Some Sort of Animal Food

All traditional cultures consume some sort of animal food:fish and shellfish, land and water fowl, land and sea mammals, eggs, milk and milk products reptiles, and insects. Sally Fallon Morell, the head of the Weston A. Price Foundation, explains why this is principle #2 of the Wise Traditions diet. She goes into detail about what nutrients are bio-available in animal products and why many traditional cultures considered these foods to be “sacred.” She also addresses what to do if you have trouble digesting meat or if you prefer not to eat meat altogether. If you want to regain or maintain your health, Sally has some very practical suggestions about how to incorporate this principle into your current diet.
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RichardMorriswpigs#20 Richard Morris  A Life Unburdened

For Richard Morris, walking to work was a struggle akin to hiking Mount Everest. Weighing over 400 pounds made most of life difficult and burdensome. His wife and daughters also had an unhealthy lifestyle. Hear about his turning point which led him to turn his back on processed food. Now, he cooks, takes regular walks with his wife, and even competes in obstacle races. Embracing whole, real foods has led Richard and his family to a much healthier and happier life.
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Tressie#19 Tressie Taylor  Fight autism and win

Of the twelve characteristics or markers of autism, Tressie’s young son had 11 of them. Behavioral therapy is recommended as the treatment of choice for autistic children. But Tressie wanted her son to be able to do more than simply sit still in school and communicate basic needs (the hoped-for outcome of the therapy). So she researched other options. She found a protocol that has moved her son from a diagnosis of low-functioning autism to where he is today: he has lost his diagnosis. Tressie is now an advocate of nutrient-dense food and a protocol to treat metal and mercury toxicity. She is not big on speculating about the causes of autism but she IS big on finding ways to beat the disorder. Tressie has studied holistic nutrition and environmental health, and is the author of “Fight autism and win.”
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JoelSalatinpigs#18 Joel Salatin The marvelous pigness of pigs

Joel Salatin is the renowned farmer of Polyface Farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Today’s episode centers around the concept behind Joel’s upcoming book “The marvelous pigness of pigs.” You’ll learn more about what sets Polyface apart from countless conventional farms. Joel’s heart is central to his approach to the animals and the land. His ethics and faith imbue in him a desire to honor and celebrate the uniqueness of each animal he raises. He respects the pigness of pigs, the cowness of cows, and so on. He challenges us to look at our choices through that same ethical paradigm and to opt out of the industrial food complex: for our health, the good of the land, and the nurturing of the animals under our care.
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lesliemanookian#17 Leslie Manookian  Vaccines: what’s all the fuss about? (Part 2)

Are you willing to take a closer look at the vaccine issue? Where does the truth lie? The media tells us that anyone who questions the efficacy of vaccines is anti-science. In fact, there are “hundreds and hundreds of peer-reviewed studies [which] document the problems with vaccines, and yet these are not being acknowledged,” says our guest Leslie Manookian. In today’s episode, she explores the reasons for the cover-up. She also delves into studies that show the link between vaccines and myriad illnesses such as autism, cancer, seizures, auto-immune disease, behavioral problems, speech delays, and much more. But there is no need to despair. Backed by promising studies, Leslie presents some sound alternatives to vaccinations.

Leslie is the writer and producer of the award-winning documentary “The Greater Good.” She encourages everyone to look into this issue carefully, as current vaccination schedules may be jeopardizing our health. Leslie says, “We have essentially swapped the short-term suppression of disease for the prospect of very expensive, very debilitating life-time chronic disease.”
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lesliemanookian#16 Leslie Manookian  Vaccines: what’s all the fuss about? (Part 1)


Don’t vaccines keep us healthy and disease-free? Aren’t they the greatest invention of mankind? Many of us, including Leslie Manookian, once held these beliefs. In this episode, Leslie brings to light facts found in scientific studies, books, and other resources that persuaded her to reconsider her thinking on the matter. This episode is dedicated to educating ourselves on this topic that is so very critical to our health and the health of our loved ones.

Today, Leslie gives us a “peek behind the veil” of the vaccine industry. There, we discover more machinations than we may have ever imagined. She explores the purpose behind the the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Law of 1986, a law passed to protect vaccine manufacturers from liability from lawsuits. She clearly articulates the preponderance of evidence (much of it recognized by the government) that demonstrates a link between vaccinations and chronic illnesses ranging from asthma, allergies, and joint pain, to the more serious, like cognitive issues, autism, and even death.

Leslie Manookian is a successful Wall Street business executive turned award-winning filmmaker. She conceived, wrote and produced the “The Greater Good” a documentary exploring vaccines. She is a board member and a chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation. She is a qualified homeopath and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, a BA from Middlebury College, and M.L.C.Hom from Lakeland College of Homeopathy.
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JesseStraight#15 Jesse Straight Straight Talk from a Farmer

Jesse Straight is a local farmer and father of five young children. A few years back, he never would have imagined the life he leads today. As a student at the University of Virginia, Jesse was on a religious studies and pre-med track. Hear what changed the direction of his life and sparked his passion for farming–and not just any farming but sustainable farming. All of the animals at Whiffletree Farm are regularly moved to fresh pasture, receive no GMO feed, antibiotics, chemical wormers or hormones. No chemicals are used on the land, either. Jesse loves his work and wants all people to find joy and health in good food raised with integrity, on a small scale.
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CelesteLongacre#14 Celeste Longacre  In the Garden

Whether you are just beginning to garden or whether you have had a green thumb for a while, you will glean much from today’s episode with Celeste Longacre. Celeste is an author, speaker, blogger, and gardener extraordinaire. She’s been gardening (and canning, freezing, drying, and fermenting) vegetables for over 35 years! Hear her describe her process, step-by-step. Learn about the importance of soil testing to optimize the nutrient content of your harvest! You’ll love Celeste’s down-to-earth style. And you’ll learn from her what it means to live sustainably and simply.
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SallyFallon#13 Sally Fallon Morell  Principle #1 – No refined or denatured foods

The healthiest, most robust, vibrant, fertile peoples around the world have no refined or denatured foods in their diets. Nothing important was taken out, nor were foods unnaturally processed or changed. Dr. Weston A. Price studied people groups all around the world and found that this was one element that all of their diets had in common. This is why it is Principle #1 of 11 principles of healthy diets based on Dr. Price’s findings and the continued research of the foundation.

Sally Fallon Morell explains why whole, real foods, processed in traditional ways, are so critical for health. She touches on how modern processes make the nutrients in foods less available, while traditional processes improve the quality of our food and make the vitamins and minerals more accessible. She emphasizes the importance of getting our fats right, and of avoiding refined sweeteners and additives. Listen and learn how these simple, practical steps can bring about improved health and weight loss.
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hannahcrum#12 Hannah Crum “Kombucha Mamma”  Kombucha Craze

Kombucha is the fermented tea that is sweeping the nation! This bubbly, effervescent drink is popular because it is chock-full of enzymes, acids, and probiotics…and, quite simply, because it tastes so good! Hannah Crum, fondly known as the “Kombucha Mamma” enlightens all of us with her understanding of the drink. In today’s discussion, she touts its many health benefits including improving digestion, liver detoxification, and more. For over ten years, Hannah has been brewing it herself, and through her kombuchakamp.com site she has mentored over 100,000 home brewers. Not sure what to make of it all, or how to make it yourself? Check out her “Big Book of Kombucha,” released just this week. It contains over 400 recipes, in addition to a history and research section, highlighting 150 years of scientific study of this fizzy, vinegar-y drink! If you haven’t been swept up by this craze just yet, you certainly will be by the time you’re done listening to today’s episode!
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Ahew#11 Adrienne Hew  A fresh take on real food

Are you a yo-yo dieter? Uptight or super careful about “clean” eating? Wherever you’re coming from, nutritionist Adrienne Hew has a word for you! Adrienne has a fun, light-hearted approach to life…and to food! In France, as a young woman, she learned to slow down and get the most out of every meal. Adrienne, a podcaster and author, is known as the “Nutrition Heretic.” After listening to this episode, you’ll understand why. You may not agree with everything she says on the program, but you most certainly will be entertained! And you just may be inspired to approach food differently.
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CharlotteSmith#10 Charlotte Smith  Raw Milk: One Story

Have you heard about raw milk? Some say it’s dangerous but others say it’s an amazing food. Charlotte Smith falls into the latter camp. Listen to her story which led her from being a mother of children suffering with eczema to a mother who decided to start her own micro-dairy to sell raw milk to her community. Charlotte (whose children are now well) also has started a marketing course to help other farmers make a living selling raw milk. She is that passionate about raw milk’s healing properties! Are you suffering from eczema? Allergies? Asthma? Diverticulitis? Listen closely. Perhaps you will adopt Charlotte’s point of view, that food can indeed be our medicine!
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SallyFallon#9 Sally Fallon Morell   Start here: an Overview of WAPF’s Principles
Confused about nutrition? This podcast episode is a great place to get a handle on an approach to eating that is sensible and satisfying, with no need for deprivation or fad dieting. In today’s discussion, Sally Fallon Morell, the President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, explains how eating whole, real, natural foods, as our ancestors did, will nourish us in body and soul. She points to principles based on Dr. Price’s research of traditional diets around the world. We can enjoy the same nutrient-dense food that they did, back then. And our bodies will reap the benefit of nourishment and good health.
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#8 Joel SalatinJoel-Salatin  Food, Glorious Food

Alternative farmer Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms is well-known for his commitment to raising the best food—food that is nutrient-dense, wholesome, organic, and natural; in short, food that is good for people and the planet! In today’s episode, Joel addresses some common concerns related to real food. Where can we get it? Why is it so expensive? And is eating meat bad for the environment, as some claim? Joel tackles these issues one by one in his inimitable insightful and down-to-earth manner. A compelling speaker and author, Joel has had a huge impact on this generation’s understanding of food and farming. After listening to this interview, you’ll understand why this is so.
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seneff#7 Stephanie Seneff, PhD  Hidden Dangers to Our Health

For years we’ve seen cholesterol and fat as enemies to our health. Research scientist Stephanie Seneff makes it clear that we’ve been looking in the wrong direction. Because of her husband’s diagnosis of heart disease, she began investigating the root cause of the condition. In the process, she found that dietary deficiencies and environmental toxins were the real problem. And that the statins that doctors were prescribing were harming, rather than helping patients. (Statins have been linked to many conditions, including those we associate with aging: cataracts, diabetes, hair loss, and arthritis, for example.) She also discovered that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Round Up, threatens everyone’s well-being, and links it, among other things, to autism and Alzheimers, and, yes, to heart disease. What does Stephanie recommend for safeguarding your health? For starters, a diet of organic foods, rich in sulfur, and, surprisingly, fat and cholesterol.

PhillipWeeks#6 Philip Weeks  Make Yourself Better

Philip Weeks gives practical ideas on how to make yourself better. A naturopath, herbalist, and acupuncturist, he has traveled the world and has been trained in a myriad of healing traditions. In today’s episode, among other things, he discusses the importance of our individual constitution, the environment, the food we eat, and movement. Philip communicates clearly fundamental steps we can take to to improve our well-being.



NAT's PICS6#5 Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride  The Gut: Key to Good Health

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride explains how a variety of physical, psychological, neurological, and autoimmune disorders—from allergies and asthma to digestive problems and mental health issues—can be addressed and resolved naturally. Concurring with Hippocrates’ quote, “All diseases begin in the gut,” she expounds on the critical connection between our digestive system and our overall health. This episode also explores the important role of food in healing the gut. Thousands have been helped by Dr. Campbell-McBride’s GAPS diet, presented in her book, “Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural treatment for autism, dyspraxia, ADD, dyslexia, ADHD, depression, and schizophrenia.”

#3 Will Winterwillwinter  Holistic Health for the Two-legged and the Four-legged

Will Winter is a charming storyteller. A holistic veterinarian, Will demonstrates a keen understanding of both two-legged and four-legged animals. He touches on a number of topics in today’s discussion: from the expense of eating organic foods (and why it’s worth it) to the reason he was a vegetarian for 23 years.
He is the local chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation for Minneapolis-St. Paul and moderates several web discussion groups about sustainable, local, and nutrient-dense food as well as for the natural rearing of pastured livestock. He is the author of “The Holistic Veterinary Handbook.”

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KimSchuette#4 Kim Schuette  Gentle Detox

Lots of groups promote detox plans that involve serious fasting, special products, or costly programs. In contrast, nutritionist Kim Schuette gives us detox home therapies that are simple, effective, and inexpensive. Her practical tips include eating nutrient-dense foods and drinking raw apple cider vinegar. Listen in for details that will help your body cope with toxin overload, and give you better digestion and glowing skin, as well.

Kim has been in private practice in the field of nutrition since 1999. In 2002, she established Biodynamic Wellness where she and her staff address digestive disorders, ADD, autism, and other health concerns.


#2 Tom Cowantomcowan  The Deeper Reasons Behind Why People Get Sick

“My name is Tom. They nicknamed me “Doubting Thomas” when I was young. Don’t believe anybody. Don’t believe me. Don’t believe your doctor.” Dr. Tom Cowan is a holistic doctor who is extremely skeptical of current conventional, and even holistic, medical practices. Find out why you should be, too! Learn about the role of nutrition in your health and what Tom recommends for those seeking to improve their health.

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SallyFallon#1 Sally Fallon Morell  Introduction to Wise Traditions

“So the foods that people are avoiding today, that they think they shouldn’t eat, are the foods that we really do need to eat!”  Sally Fallon Morell, the President of the Weston A. Price Foundation explains the importance of eating nutrient-dense food to maintain health. Good nutrition is critical for wellness and avoiding chronic and acute disease. This episode sheds light on the purpose behind the Weston A. Price Foundation and the Wise Traditions podcast.

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1. Subscribe. If you want to get our latest content immediately, subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or Stitcher. 
2. Share. This information is too good to keep to yourself! Make sure that you send the podcast to friends and family! Copy and paste links in emails or use social media to help spread the word. 
3. Review. A positive podcast review can encourage new listeners to tune in. To review Wise Traditions, follow these easy steps.
o Go to the iTunes store, and click on “podcasts”
o In the search box, type in “Wise Traditions”
o Once you click on the podcast, you’ll see three categories: Details, Ratings and Reviews, Related
o Click on “Ratings and Reviews” to give us 5 stars 🙂 and write your review!


Hilda Labrada Gore is our Wise Traditions podcast host and producer. She is also the WAPF DC chapter leader. A wife and mother of four, Hilda has been involved with the foundation for over 10 years. She has represented WAPF as a speaker locally, and in Kenya and Zimbabwe. She is a certified health coach and the director of communications for Body & Soul, a worldwide fitness organization. She is also the contemporary music leader for National Presbyterian Church.

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61 Responses to Wise Traditions Podcast

  1. Kathy says:

    Greatly anticipating your podcast

    • Hilda Labrada Gore says:

      It’s out now! Have you gotten to listen yet? Let us know your thoughts!

    • VICKI SATTA says:

      Will the podcast be available and auto communicated to podcast subscribers @ the App or iTunes stores?

      Can’t wait to dig in! Please get Dina Falconi scheduled for at least an hour! She is fantastic. I want to learn more from her!


  2. Lisa says:

    Me, too!!

  3. Ann Hibbard says:

    Oh joy! I am looking forward to these.

  4. Mary Walkes says:

    Your passion and energy will be invigorating to all who listen! Go Hilda!

  5. Dickson ole Gisa says:

    I would like to appreciate the good work and efforts, I will be available to spread and preach this message through maasai land, it’s a message of hope.

  6. Karen says:

    What a great idea! I’ve been sharing the principles with friends for years and two actually joined a few years ago! Can’t wait for the new venue.

    • Hilda Labrada Gore says:

      It’s so easy to share these podcasts. On iTunes, look for the word “Get” on the right-hand side of each episode. The dropdown menu includes ways to share on social media (FB and Twitter) and to copy the link to send to a friend!
      Hope you can continue to make an impact with the podcast as a new tool!

  7. Dianna Holland says:


  8. Linda says:

    This is a GREAT addition to educating ourselves and others that show interest in life-changing nutrition! THANKS!

  9. Elizabeth Gilhuly says:

    Great job, Hilda! I’m still trying to catch up!

  10. Walter says:

    Fantastic! You are going to be on iTunes!

    How about wise traditions video conferences as well?

  11. Demis Broier says:

    Much appreciated!

    • Hilda Labrada Gore says:

      Excellent! If you like the podcasts, Demis, please review it on iTunes! The more 4- and 5-star ratings we get, the more we will get noticed! 🙂

  12. Martine says:

    Thanks for making this knowledge so easily available to all of us.You are doing a tremendous job, standing against the current and allowing people to make educated choices for their health.
    God bless you all and your work.

  13. Reino says:

    Put them on Stitcher too please, not everyone is on itunes.

  14. Gloria Goldenstein says:

    This is a great idea not only for our education but for our education of our clients we work with.
    Sometimes we struggle a little to teach our clients that a nutrient dense whole foods diet is the best way go. If clients hear it from someone else maybe in a little different context it can reinforce our teaching.

    Appreciate it so much.

    Thank you

    • Hilda Labrada Gore says:

      Great! We hope this will be a good tool for sharing these ideas with clients, family, and friends! Keep up the good work, Gloria!

  15. Diligent Dan says:

    Please add to Stitcher!

    Looking forward to this podcast!

  16. Sarah says:

    Another request here to make these available on Stitcher. I do not use itunes.

  17. Alex says:

    Thank you for these!
    How do those with an Android device subscribe? Please provide an RSS or OPML.

    • Hilda Labrada Gore says:

      We’ll get going on this, Alex! Our original goal was just to get the podcast episodes out there. Now, they are also download-able from iTunes and the westonaprice.org site.

      More options coming soon! 🙂

    • Hilda Labrada Gore says:

      Alex, we’re on Stitcher now. Working on the RSS feed next! Stay tuned….

  18. Kate says:

    Just listened to my first Wise Traditions podcast — Will Winter. Wow — he doesn’t mince words! LOVED IT.
    Have you posted somewhere about how to leave a review? I’ve gone to itunes and just don’t see anywhere about how to do that.
    Thanks for doing this podcast, Hilda. I thought you were a very thoughtful and pleasant interviewer.

    • Hilda Labrada Gore says:

      Thanks so much, Kate! Here’s the step by step for the review.
      1. Go to the iTunes Store.
      2. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page.
      3. Under the word “Explore” you’ll see the word “Podcasts.” Click on “Podcasts.”
      4. In the search box, type in “Wise Traditions.”
      5. Look below the episodes for the podcast picture of the little boy.
      6. Once you click on the podcast itself (not just the individual episodes).
      7. To the right of the podcast title, you’ll see three categories: Details Ratings and Reviews Relate
      8. Click on “Ratings and Reviews” and let us know what you think!
      Thanks SO much for your help. The more people review, the more the word will get out!!!

  19. walter says:

    love the podcast but please keep the volume consistent between the intro and the podcast content. Listening to this while drifting off to sleep and then being shocked by the loud intro .

    thanks for the effort!

  20. Elaine says:

    Is there a way to SUBSCRIBE to the podcasts so we get notice when a new one is released???? If so, please tell how the steps.

    • Hilda Labrada Gore says:

      Hi, Elaine! If you have an iPhone just click on “Subscribe” when you find the podcast in the iTunes Store. If you have an Android, you can subscribe via Stitcher. Go to Stitcher.com and get the app, so that you can subscribe to Wise Traditions through them. I understand you can also get every episode through the RSS (see the icon at the top of this podcast page) but I’m not very well-versed with RSS. Let us know if you have success! Thanks for listening!

  21. John says:

    Hi, I am a fan and musician, please let me redo your opening theme song. It sounds like an 80’s infomercial. Seriously, first impressions matter to people tuning in. Other than that, I applaud your work. It’s sad that doctors in the early 20th century may have been better than many doctors one hundred years later. During that time we’ve seen the invention of airplanes, computers, the internet, cell phones, yet because of corruption, conventional health and medicine have gone down the drain. Keep up the good work.

    • Hilda Labrada Gore says:

      Ha, ha, ha! John, I totally hear you! Feel free to see what you can come up with and email me at podcast@westonaprice.org with some clips or send them via google drive to wapfdc@gmail.com (my chapter leader email address).

      I appreciate your encouragement and welcome any music you may send my way!

  22. Michael says:

    Hi Hilda,

    How about an episode on death? Seriously. What got me thinking on this was this podcast that I stumbled upon:


    I’m not Orthodox myself but an Anglican (I’m UK based) but a lot of this made sense to me.

    There are huge issues here around pollution. Apparently in the US chemical embalming is fairly common – I hadn’t known this – but these chemicals leach into the soil. The interviewee in this podcast days that this came in during the American Civil War as a way to get officers’ bodies home for burial but almost immediately was pushed at the public out of business interest. This man says that morticians in the US use 263 chemicals dangerous enough to have handling sheets written for them. That’s going into the soil. He also says that metal coffins are now common in the US and these leach. He advises his Christian Orthodox listeners to ask for a “Jewish casket” since these are still made from plain deal boards.

    There are also issues around cremation – since plastic fittings in coffins get burnt, putting dioxins and other substances into the environment. There’s also a problem with people’s mercury-amalgam fillings getting vaporised into the atmosphere. I checked online and the British Guardian newspaper says that some 16% of mercury in the environment gets there from cremations.

    This is disturbing. One might say here are we in the US – and to some extent in Western Europe, too – polluting the Earth even in death! I can’t recall any comment on this on the WAPF site. Even Salky Fallon has, as far as I know, said nothing. But here, surely, is an issue.

    In the Middle Ages people would have been buried in a simple winding sheet with no metals or plastics or furnaces involved. When they got to the end of the field they’d have begun again at the beginning, putting the bones of those they dug up in an ossuary or crypt. No pollution involved and a simple, non-ostentatious and respectful way to treat the dead. We seem to have come a long way from this. Although, having said that, this is not a recent abnegation. I notice that Evelyn Waugh was satirising GH’s modern way of death some seventh years ago in “The Loved One”


    So how about it? There could well be a podcast episode here.

    • Hilda Labrada Gore says:

      Very intriguing thoughts, Michael. Wow. It hadn’t crossed my mind, but you’ve made some really good points. I’ll bring it up to the leadership in the Foundation and see what they say.

  23. David Weiner says:

    Hilda, I tried to post the comment below for episode 31, but it did not take.

    Kudos to Lierre for the work that she is doing. I went through a similar change in mindset, in that I had bought into the same ideas, though in my case I became a vegetarian (not a vegan) and didn’t have the health issues that she suffered from. I too came to the conclusion that the vegans did not have the right solution… that we can raise nutritious food ecologically and be healthy as omnivores.

    I am not sure that “capitalism” is the problem, though, if one takes that term to mean the operations of a free market. It may well be that government subsidies and other interventions (e.g. the legal tolerance for the terrible pollution from the CAFO system) have greatly distorted the normal workings of the marketplace and created the Frankenstein industrial food system that we have in place today. So, beyond educating vegans and vegetarians on dietary needs, we must eliminate the numerous government interventions which are propping up our very unnatural approach to farming and animal husbandry.

    • Hilda Labrada Gore says:

      Thanks for your comments, David.I’m glad to know that you came to the same conclusion, food-wise. And I appreciate your perspective on the roots of the food system problem. Keep listening and don’t hesitate to give us feedback again!

  24. Kelsey says:

    Hi Hilda,

    I have been loving the podcast and I never miss an episode! I’m trying to locate a story I recently heard about cystic fibrosis and I’m trying to remember if it was this podcast that I heard it or another. Wondering if you or anyone here can remember if it was one of these podcasts and if so, which one?


    • Hilda Labrada Gore says:

      Hi, Kelsey!

      Thanks for listening! We have not done an episode on cystic fibrosis, so I would suggest checking in with the other podcasts you listen to!

      P.S. If you like our show, please review us on iTunes. We have THOUSANDS of listeners, but only 46 reviews! And reviews give people an idea of whether a show is worth listening to, or not! Thanks so much!

  25. Corby Windham says:

    I’m trying to actually download these podcasts, not merely listen to them while I have access to the internet. The difference being, that once a podcast is downloaded, it is in a file that can then be moved from device to device (e.g., from my desktop to my smartphone, so I can listen to it in the car). However, all I can get these podcasts to do is merely play, not to actually download. Am I doing something wrong? I would happily pay to actually download these podcasts.

  26. Hilda Labrada Gore says:

    Hi, Corby!

    I know what you’re talking about. There is a difference between listening and downloading. If you click on any of the links for episodes on this page, right underneath the play button of the show are the words: Download this episode. Click on that and you should be able to download the show and move the file around, from device to device, as you’d like.
    Let us know if that works!

    P.S. If you can, please review us on iTunes. The more reviews we get, the more it helps get our show more visibility! Thanks!!!

  27. Kelly says:

    Hi Hilda and WAPF,

    Thank you for producing such a wonderful resource. I am a member from Washington state and I am currently travelling in South America, specifically in Bolivia at the moment. In one for your recent episodes on fermented foods with Sally you mention, near the end of the episode, a fermented food called curtido made in Latin America. I have been asking around and no one seems to know what I am talking about! Can you explain what it is made out of and which countries it is commonly found in? Thank you!

    • Susan says:

      Kelly, try Google-ing cortido. Various recipes out there but the high level description would be sauerkraut with oregano. Origin appears to be El Salvador. Good luck in your search.

  28. Linda Morken says:

    Hi Hilda:

    Thanks so much for these wonderful podcasts – they are really exceptional! I’m a chapter leader in Victoria, Canada, and I find the information and topics that you cover to be spot on. I would love to see you do one with Dr. Blaylock (especially highlighting his thoughts and research on schizophrenia and autism with regards to the neurological damage that is caused by vaccines in pregnancy). With doctors now injecting pregnant women (will the insanity never end?), the information must get out there! Once again, thank you!!

    • Hilda Labrada Gore says:

      You are welcome. We are so pleased that this information is getting out there. I will look into interviewing Dr. Blaylock.

      Keep listening, and please rate and review the show on iTunes, if you haven’t already! That helps get the word out to more people!

  29. Greg says:

    Bravo! What an inspiring and educational podcast. Now it’s my mission to have my friends listen to these great interviews.

    I’d like to clarify two things. In podcast #9 Sally talks about the benefits of eating salt. This is true BUT only when the salt is natural, not the pure NaCl. In podcast #11 Adrienne mentions cooking with vegetable oils. This doesn’t quite agree with your other speakers which talk about the negative effects of these oils, especially when subjected to heat.

    Thanks again and keep up the good work!

    • Hilda Labrada Gore says:

      Hey, Greg!

      I’m glad you are enjoying the podcast! It is a lot of work, but really rewarding, especially when we get feedback from the listeners! So, thanks!

      Good point about the salt on episode #9. I’m sure she was referring to the natural kind!

      And I’d have to listen to #11 again to hear the context of Adrienne’s comment. I know for a fact that she agrees with WAPF about avoiding vegetable oils, so it may have been that she simply misspoke.

      Thanks again for taking the time to comment. Keep listening and invite your friends to do the same!

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