We are pleased to announce that our Shopping Guide 2013 is now available. Carolyn Graff, who does careful research all year to determine entries for the Shopping Guide, has made many updates for this new edition. We hope you will benefit from the extensive information provided and share it with others. It makes a great gift. The price is $3 each, or $2 each for 10 or more, and only $1 each for 50 or more. Order online, by phone, fax or mail. If you have updates for the Shopping Guide, please email them to Carolyn email@example.com.
Our website seems to have an endless amount of information. It can be overwhelming to a new-comer or even to a veteran. If you are introducing someone to the site, we suggest directing them to the VIDEOS tab at the top of the homepage or to a particular video. The topics offered will be of help to most anyone. Topics include Healthy Snacks, Key Principles of Traditional Diets, The USDA Pyramid, Limited Time and Budget, Pantry Intervention, etc. Watching a video on broth can make an overwhelming task seem manageable, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MeCx53Ag-w&feature=related or http://www.westonaprice.org/beginner-videos/stocks-and-soups-video-by-sarah-pope Sit back and enjoy!
In 2013, we are traveling in 2013 to three cities where our conference has not been before. We hope to see you at one of our conferences. Please mark your calendars and spread the word to your email lists, Facebook and Twitter pages.
March 23 – 24: Regional Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan
September 21 – 22Regional Conference, Portland, Oregon
November 8 – 11: Wise Traditions Annual International Conference – Atlanta Sheraton Hotel in Georgia
Please let us know if you would like to team up with us on promoting these events, sponsorships, exhibiting and local speaker suggestions.
Recordings of past conferences are available at: http://www.fleetwoodonsite.com/index.php?cPath=40
The Winter 2012 issue will be mailed the second week of January and will be posted on our site shortly after. Journals are mailed each quarter at the beginning of the new season. The journals are found at: http://www.westonaprice.org/journal If you see an article you wish to share with a friend, send the link or, even better, send a print copy of the journal. You can purchase an extra copy and we will ship it directly to your friend. Individual copies cost $12/each (includes shipping and handling) with the following issues discounted to $5/each: Summer 2010, Spring and Winter 2011 and Spring 2012.
IN THE NEWS
GMO LABELING: JUST THE BEGINNING
Starting late and working on a small budget, the organizers of Proposition 37 in California may have lost the vote, but they accomplished a great deal. The ballot initiative, which would have required labeling of GMO ingredients in food for people and pets, got the dialog going and brought awareness of GMO dangers to millions of people. Big agribusiness fought the measure with a barrage of misleading advertisements, funded by a forty-one million dollar war chest. Opponents of your right to know included Kellogg’s (owners of Kashi, Morning Star and Gardenburger brands), General Mills (owners of Cascadian Farms and Larabar brands), Ben and Jerry’s, Heinz, Dean Foods (owners of Horizon and Silk brands) and Kraft (owners of the Back to Nature brand). Many small companies helped finance the five-million-dollar pro-Prop 37 advertising campaign including Cliff, Frontier, Organic Valley, Annie’s, Applegate, Late July, Stonyfield and Earthbound Farms. The biggest donation to the effort to pass Proposition 37 came from mercola.com. Whole Foods, a company with annual sales equal to those of Monsanto (eleven billion yearly) donated a mere twenty-five thousand dollars, compared to Monsanto’s eight million to defeat the measure. Fortunately, it ain’t over yet. Organizers are already planning a ballot initiative—much more organized and better funded—for 2016. Stay tuned!
FEEDING THE WORLD WITHOUT CHEMICALS
Largely ignored by the media, two of the leading science journals and even one of the study’s sponsors, the USDA, a new study indicates that we can grow all the food we need, and do it profitably, with far fewer chemicals. The study was carried out on land owned by Iowa State University. Beginning in 2003, researchers set up three plots: one replicated the typical Midwestern cycle of planting corn one year and then soybeans the next, along with its routine mix of chemicals. On another, they planted a three-year cycle that included oats; the third plot added a four-year cycle and alfalfa. The longer rotations also integrated the raising of livestock, whose manure served as fertilizer. The results: the longer rotations produced better yields of both corn and soy, reduced the need for nitrogen fertilizer and herbicides by up to 88 percent, reduced the amounts of toxins in groundwater two hundredfold and didn’t reduce profits at all. The longer rotations had higher labor costs but remained just as profitable. This study was not about organics, but definitely points to a middle path between fully organic agriculture and chemically based methods: a third path that decreases input of chemicals and environmental burden but retains profitability. This is wonderful news! USDA’s response so far: no comment (New Your Times Opinionator, October 19, 2012).
CHAPTER LEADER MEETING
Nearly one hundred Chapter Leaders attended our pre-conference Chapter Meeting in Santa Clara and hear speakers on the theme of raw milk. We have an audio recording of the meeting which you might find of interest. www.fleetwoodonsite.com/wise/2012chapterleaders
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Have you ever been asked what is the Weston A. Price Foundation all about? Whether on a radio interview or in a conversation at a dinner party, here are some one-liners short enough for an elevator ride:
“We teach that butter is good for you.”
“Industrial fats and oils are the chief cause of today’s chronic disease and infertility crisis.”
“Raw milk is good; soy milk is bad.”
Be sure to invite people to visit our website.
Hawthorn University will launch the final installment of the six-course Weston A. Price certification program on February 16, 2013 to coincide with the publication of the book The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care by Sally Fallon Morell and Dr. Tom Cowan.
WAPF 106: Traditional Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy & Early Childhood
This course provides an in-depth look at traditional nutrition for conception, pregnancy, infancy and childhood. It exposes the fallacies of low-fat, low-cholesterol and plant-based diets, and reveals the many reasons why such diets have led to an epidemic of infertility, high-risk pregnancies, breastfeeding difficulties and chronically unhealthy babies and children. Students will not only learn the solid science backing ancestral wisdom and the findings of Dr. Weston A. Price, but how to make those principles practical for modern parents. They will furthermore gain a holistic perspective on childrearing with a special emphasis on the work of Rudolf Steiner.
PRESS RELEASES & SOCIAL MEDIA
We now have over 40,000 fans of our Facebook page. Thanks to Dr. Ann Childers, Cathy Raymond, Sally O’Boyle, and Carolyn Graff for their help with the page. Next step is for these fans to become members and supporters of WAPF. Join the conversation!
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Feb. 8-10 Longbeach, CA Fourfold Conference will be held on the Queen Mary
Working with the Laws of Nutrition, Therapeutics, Movement and Meditation in the Art of Medicine
An incredible weekend of dynamic discussions, presentations and lectures with Tom Cowan, MD, Sally Fallon and Jaimen McMillan, authors of The Fourfold Path to Healing
March 23-24 Ann Arbor, MI
Wise Tradition Michigan Regional Meeting
April 5-6 Vancouver, BC Canada
Raw Milk Symposium www.rawmilksymposium.com
Sept 21-22 Portland, OR
Wise Traditions Regional Meeting
Nov 8-11 Atlanta, GA
Wise Traditions Annual International Conference, Sheraton Atlanta Downtown Hotel
LATEST BLOG POSTINGS
KAAYLA DANIEL’S BLOG: Recovery from Modern Diets
Soy and Seizures
Soy has long been associated with ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety, dementia and other mental health issues. An important new study from the Waisman Center for Developmental Disabilities now shows soy can aggravate seizures as well.
CHRIS MASTERJOHN’S BLOG: Mother Nature Obeyed
Egg Study Redux: Correcting the Stats
In this post, Chris corrects two errors made in his previous post about the recent study purporting to show that consuming eggs increases the accumulation of arterial plaque. He also further explores why this study likely shows nothing more than that people tend to accumulate plaque as they get older.
QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY SALLY FALLON MORELL
Q. What is your opinion about fighting parasites?
A. One key component of the diet is salt. You need to consume plenty of salt so your body can make hydrochloric acid, this is the most important defense against parasites. The lacto-fermented foods should help also.
Q. Does pasteurization change or denature the fatty acids in milk? If so, then since most butter is made from pasteurized milk, would it be significantly inferior to raw butter?
A. The fatty acids in milk are mostly saturated and monounsaturated, so fairly stable; so pasteurized butter should be okay.
Q. Is the fat that I scrape off the top stock when it cools rancid? Should I not cook with it? Do I have to scrape it off?
A. You can cook with beef fat or pork fat, but there is a lot of polyunsaturated in poultry fat so best not to cook with that. If you are just making soup with the stock, no need to scrape it off. But if you are boiling it down to make a concentrated sauce, you will get better results by removing the fat first.
Visit Weston A. Price exhibits at these upcoming events! Thank you to the volunteers that staff these exhibits, providing important service for their community.
If you’d like to staff an exhibit in your area, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 12 – Eugene, OR
Fun with Fermentation Festival
Exhibitor – Chapter Leader Lisa Bianco-Davis
Jan 18 – 19 – Bird-in-Hand, PA
Levi Miller’s Eco-Farm Day & CARE Annual Meeting
Exhibitor – Tim Boyd
Jan 24 – 26 – Aberdeen, SD
Exhibitors – Chapter Leaders Bill & Julie Rosin
Jan 25 – 26 – Springfield, MO
MO Farmers’ Market Conference
Exhibitor – Carey Raymond
Jan 25 – 26 – Little Rock, AR
Exhibitor – Cathy Raymond
Jan 25 – 26 – Latham, NY
Winter Green-Up Grass-Fed Grazing Conference
Exhibitor – Chapter Leader Lara Wines
Jan 25 – 27 – Saratoga Springs, NY
Exhibitors – Chapter Leader Laura Villanti & Jennifer Reshke
Jan 26 – Stanwood, WA
Country Living Expo & Cattlemen’s Winterschool
Exhibitors – Chapter Leader Carol Osterman & Chrissie Hasenohrl
Jan 26 – Bushnell, FL
Exhibitor – TBD
Jan 26 – 27 – Lincroft, NJ
NOFA – NJ
Exhibitor – Chapter Leader Lise Battaglia
Jan 26 – Grayling, MI
Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference
Exhibitors – Chapter Leader Maurine Sharp & Stephen Bemis, Esq.
Feb 6 – State College, PA
Exhibitors: Chapter Leaders Carrie Hahn, Maureen Diaz and John Moody
Feb 8 – 10 – Long Beach, CA
Exhibitor – Cathy Raymond
Feb 15 – 17 – Washington, DC
Students for Liberty
Exhibitor – Kim Hartke
Feb 15 – 16 – Ashland, NE
Exhibitor – Chapter Leader Gus Ponstingl and Sue Kirkpatrick
Feb 16 – 17 – Burlington, VT
NOFA – VT
Exhibitor – Chapter Leader Caroline Homan
Feb 16 – 17 – Granville, OH
Exhibitors – Chapter Leaders Sidra McNeely & Kris Johnson
Feb 21 – 23 – La Crosse, WI
Exhibitor – Elizabeth Rich, Esq. and Amy Salberg, Esq.
Feb 22 – 23 – Atlanta, GA
GA Organic Conference
Exhibitors – Chapter Leader Celeste Skousen & Pilar Quintero
Feb 24 – Hamburg, NY
WNY Health Expo
Exhibitor – Chapter Leader Jill Tiebor-Franz