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Effective Food Activism
Social Media Superstars–Panel Discussion with Q& A
A Pew Charitable Trusts Report in 2009 found that In 2009, 74 percent of American adults go online, 57 percent of American households have broadband connections, and 61 percent of adults look online for health information.*
Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, MeetUp, are powerful technologies. As the politics around raw milk intensifies, they will play a key educational role. Social media will help us reach the masses with our message about wholesome, traditional foods, the vital importance of animal fats, and help grow membership in WAPF and our 450 local chapters. “You teach, you teach, you teach,” is the mission given us by Dr. Weston A. Price. Hear from our social media superstars, how you can harness the power of social media to promote your enterprise and spread the word about Weston A. Price.
Kimberly Hartke, Moderator, Publicist, Weston A. Price Foundation, and Hartkeisonline.com blog, will discuss the PR benefits of social media and meetup.com for organizing chapters and the importance of social media to grow our influence and membership.
Ann Marie Michaels, blogger at Cheeseslave.com, founder of Realfoodmedia.com will explain Blog Networking, Facebook, Twitter. She is a Twitter expert and will share her secrets for how to get 10,000 followers in twitter in 3 months.
Kelly the Kitchen Kop, whose blog made it into the Top 100,000 blogs in the world will talk about how to blog and grow your audience to spread the WAPF message.
Kari Carlisle, WAPF Chapter leader from Utah will share how to use Linked In to spread the word among professionals.
Jill Nienhieser–WAPF webmaster will discuss the new website, and how we can maximize our exposure using the new social media tools.
Jenny McGruther, Nourished Kitchen blog, will discuss blogging, how to develop an online e-course and attract media attention for your blog.
Kevin Brown: Liberation Wellness (Saturday 9-12:15) America is Sick, Fat and Confused! Our once great nation is the being crushed by an obesity and chronic disease epidemic! Misinformation about what to eat, when to eat, how often to exercise are constantly being used against our nation to keep them in a illness bondage that is very difficult to escape. The Liberation Wellness program unlocks the mechanism of false information and empowers people to have excellent health and normal weight FOR LIFE! Whether you want to lose weight, or feel great, the Liberation Wellness program, is not theoretical, but is consistently delivering results even among real food advocates! Our program also helps strengthen others to deliver the message of real food more effectively.
Jerry Brunetti: Plant Secondary Metabolites: The medicine that begins in soil, is manufactured by plants and which heals animals and humans. (Saturday 9-4:30) Plant Secondary Metabolites (PSM’s) are families of “phytoceuticals” synthesized by plants as protective mechanisms against ultra violet radiation, disease and insect pests, excessive grazing and weather extremes. These compounds, consumed by animals and humans are powerful anti-inflammatories, immune modulators, facilitate healthy gene expression, assist in detoxification and are a source of very effective antioxidants. Grasses, legumes, forbs, trees, herbs, brambles, etc. are the richest source of PSM’s for all farm livestock, which concentrate them in their fatty tissues (butterfat, egg yolk, organ meats, body fat, etc.)
Joette Calabrese, HMC,CCH, RSHom(NA): Homeopathy and Diet – the Dynamic Duo (Monday 9-4) You’re drinking raw milk, eating grass-fed, removing offending foods. So why the remaining health issues? Because certain conditions are inherited…. entrenched. Now what? Homeopathy is one of the few modalities that touches this very aspect of human health. Learn how you can employ an almost secret but commanding sub-set of homeopathy that’s easy to master…Cell Salts. Like all of homeopathy, it addresses predispositions. Discover the art of all encompassing vigor by empowering your hands with homeopathy.
Natasha Campbell-McBride MD: Gut and Psychology Syndrome (Friday 10-5) Through her work Dr. Campbell-McBride found that most of her patients with learning problems are also physically ill. Rheumatoid arthritis, MS and other autoimmune disorders, allergies, asthma, eczema, ME, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and various other physical problems are universally present amongst GAPS patients. Dr Campbell-McBride is now working on her next book “Gut And Physiology Syndrome”, where she will discuss all those conditions and their treatment.
She believes that the link between physical and mental health, the food and drink that we take, and the condition of our digestive system is absolute, and the results of her work have supported her position on this subject. In her clinic, patients discuss all aspects of their condition, confident in the knowledge that they are not only talking to a professional but to a person who has lived their experience. Her deep understanding of the challenges they face puts her advice in a class of it’s own.
Monica Corrado: Pulling it All Together: Fitting Nourishing, Traditional Food into Your Busy Life! (Monday 9-4) Love the idea of cooking nourishing, traditional food for your family, but just can’t seem to fit it in to your busy life? This class will give you the techniques and the timing in just one day! A crash course in Pulling it All Together. A tour de force of “how”: lacto-fermentation, traditional soaking techniques, making stock, and more, and then go through the “when”. You will leave feeling confident and with an easy to follow plan!
Thomas Cowan, MD: The True Cause of Heart Attacks (Sunday 9-10:20) explores the true cause of heart attacks and angina, along with the the use of carditonics, in particular ouabain, in the treatment of cardiac disease.
The Heart is not a Pump (Sunday 10:30-11:50) looks at the function of the heart, and the development of the theory that the heart is not a pump. Describing it as such has led scientists and doctors astray for many years.
Andrew Cutler, PhD, PE: Reading Hair Tests (Friday Evening) The basic principles of interpreting a hair test will be presented and several example hair tests analyzed in the context of case data from the person whose test it is. The principles covered are:
Mercury induced derangement of mineral transport and how to detect it
Adrenal, thyroid, blood sugar and digestive signs in a hair test
When high means high, and when it means low
How the reference ranges relate to actual levels of toxicity for the various elements
Danger of Amalgams and Mercury Detoxification (Sunday 1:30-2:50) This talk explains what factors put people at risk for mercury poisoning from dental amalgam and other everyday sources, lists sources people may not be aware of for mercury and other heavy metals, and explains the details of how to determine if someone indeed has a clinically significant amount of mercury in them, and if so how to detoxify them safely. The details of detoxification are both obscure and important – seemingly slight changes in a protocol may make the difference between someone getting better, or getting horribly permanently worse.
Kaayla Daniel, PhD: Safe and Natural Detoxification (Sunday 4-5:20) Millions of Americans suffer adverse health effects from low-level, chronic exposure to aluminum, mercury, cadmium, lead and other toxic metals. Toxic levels of the needed minerals copper and manganese are also increasingly common problems. Dose, duration, manner of exposure, biochemical individuality, genetic propensity, diet quality and stress levels combine to determine the degree of ill effects. Sadly, no one living on Planet Earth today is immune to toxic metal exposure This lecture will cover prevention and healing through diet and lifestyle choices, safe and gentle do-it yourself detoxification procedures, and the advisability of laboratory assessment and customized detoxification protocols for men, women and children suffering from major or minor health challenges.
Maureen Diaz: A Preservation Primer: Canning, Freezing, Drying, Fermenting, Curing. Which Method is Best? (Friday 1:30-3) In this workshop we will look at the benefits and disadvantages of each of these methods of food preservation. You will have the opportunity to try your hand at fermenting, experience the ease of drying, and sample foods preserved using these methods.
Robert Disney: Mercury in the environment/Emerging waste water contaminants (Sunday 10:30-11:50) Robert will be speaking about the prevalence of mercury in the environment and protective mechanisms. Also covered will be emerging waste water contaminants – sources, degradation and effects.
Sally Fallon Morell, MA: The Politics of School Lunches (Saturday 1:45-3) From its inception, the United States school lunch program has presented a clash between the ideal of providing nutritious food to hungry children and the reality of industrial food seeking lucrative government contracts. Unfortunately, the latter has won out, aided by the USDA dietary guidelines, now imposed on federally funded school lunch programs. This presentation will discuss the history of the school lunch program and the USDA dietary guidelines and present suggestions for parents responsible for their children’s meals.
Wayne Feister, DO: Cookware for All (Friday 10-12) Are you about to buy new cookware? Are you confused by all the possible choices? Investigate with me the selecting and buying of healthy, efficient cookware.
Anne Fischer-Silva, CNT, LE: Stress and Hormones: Making the Connection (Sunday 1:30-2:50) Endocrine hormones are impacted by a variety of mental, emotional, and biochemical stressors. This session will cover how different types of stress affect adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormones. Discussion will include how to determine the underlying cause, repair, and restore balance to the system.
Cathy Garger: “Watersheds in Peril: The Impacts of Nuclear Contamination on Human Health and Environment” (Sunday 1:30-2:50) In this workshop we will explore the pollution created by twelve nuclear reactors and three additional proposed reactors within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed -and the resulting impacts upon human health, Bay vitality, and our local food and water supply. We will cover the basics of ionizing radiation and the havoc it creates within the plant and animal kingdoms. Several other radiologically polluted areas of the country will also be included as illustrative case studies. Focus will be given on solutions to overcoming the continued onslaught of ionizing radiation pollution being perpetuated in the United States.
Nora Gedgaudas: Nutrition and Mental Health: Strategies For Improving The Way You Feel And Function and Cultivating An Ageless Mind (Saturday 1:45-3:00) Learn about the myth of “the mind-body connection” and how diet and nutrition powerfully impact mental health and cognitive performance. We will also discuss strategies for improving memory and cognitive function at any age and how to slow (maybe even reverse) the process of brain aging.
Taming The Carb-Craving Monster (Saturday 3:15-4:30) Understand the role of carbohydrates in human evolution and physiology. Learn strategies for conquering the craving for carbohydrates, regain control of your food choices and learn how to eliminate blood sugar issues from your mood and cognitive equation once and for all.
Nicholas Gonzalez, MD: The Politics and Bias in Cancer Research (Friday 10-5) I will discuss how bias among researchers at the highest level of the research establishment led, after some eight years of hard work, to the undermining of my National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health clinical investigation of my nutritional-enzyme treatment. In my talk, I will present the history of the study, tracing how prejudice against our nutritional approach among those assigned to manage the project allowed it to deteriorate into a mass of meaningless and corrupted data.
I will also discuss two well-documented cases in which bias in favor of more conventional interventions, specifically bone marrow transplant in the treatment of breast cancer and nevirapine in the prevention of HIV transmission, blinded academic scientists to tainted data and led to cover-up of mismanagement and outright fraud.
As a take home message, I want attendees to realize that bias against unconventional approaches remains strong within the academic community, and makes fair testing of promising new nutritional treatments next to impossible.
Stephan Guyenet, PhD: Kakana Dina: Diet and Health in the Pacific Islands (Sunday 4-5:20) Pacific island populations have experienced dramatic changes in their diets and lifestyles since Western contact. This presentation will describe the dietary practices and health of traditionally-living Pacific islanders, and the trends that have emerged since the arrival of industrial food.
James Hague: Reconnecting the Consumer – for the Good of Their Health (Friday 8-10) James will talk about his experiences with Daisy’s Dairy and how he pulled together knowledge on traditional grass based farming, it’s effect on the quality of the milk he produced and how he nourished his customers, not just with healthy, tasty nutritious milk, but by telling customers about his farming exploits, reconnecting them with the land and how their food is produced. The newsletters that he produced were a great hit with his 1,400 customers, as were the open-farm days, school groups and social groups. This all added to the perception and the enjoyment of the product. James will talk about his quest for scientific evidence to prove what nature had already tried & tested and about his quest to highlight the potential of traditional food to the ‘establishment’ through a consultation at Windsor Castle earlier this year.
Magda Havas, PhD: Electrosmog and Electrosensitivity: What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community (Sunday 9-10:20) Our exposure to radiation is increasing with our use of mobile phones, wireless routers, smart meters, baby monitors and even energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs. A growing population is becoming ill. They have difficulty sleeping, are tired, have body aches and pains, have difficulty concentrating and remembering and feel depressed or anxious or irritable for no obvious reason. In this session you will learn how to determine if you are electrically sensitive, what products generate electrosmog, and what you can do to reduce your exposure and improve your health. If you feel as though you are “aging too rapidly” and want to “turn back the clock” you may want to attend this session.
Shannon Hayes: Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture (Friday 8-10) Shannon Hayes will explore the hidden revolution quietly taking hold across the United States. She will talk about the pioneering men and women who are redefining feminism and the good life by adhering to simple principles of ecological sustainability, social justice, community engagement and family well-being. This talk and the ensuing discussion will examine the values, skills, motivations, accomplishments, power, challenges, joy and creative fulfillment of Americans who are endeavoring to change the world by first reclaiming control of home and hearth.
Grassfed Meat (Friday 3:30-5) – Shannon Hayes will spend some time exploring the flavor and texture properties of grassfed meats, and the practices that will lead to tender, flavorful meals from the kitchen stove and backyard grill.
Bring your questions so that, through our group discussion, we can do some troubleshooting work to solve any problems you may have had.
Anore Jones: Arctic Cuisine (Sunday 10:30-11:50) Presenting through slides and commentary, the variety of foods occurring locally in NorthWest Alaska which are traditionally gathered, eaten or preserved for later. There is a great wealth and variety of foods available in the arctic. These have provided the Inupiat with a delicious and healthy cuisine notable for its clever food preservation techniques and combinations.
Dean Howell, ND: Dental Extractions: A Universal Trauma Reversible with Physical Medicine (Sunday 4-5:20) Dr. Howell will speak about the physical mutilation that nearly everybody has suffered at the hands of well-meaning dentists, describe the neuroanatomy and physiology of the skull, and outline corrective treatment options utilizing orthodontia, his NeuroCranial Restructuring technique, and, his newest development, the Facial-Extracting Helmet.
Mark Keating: Whole Food Politics (Sunday 5:30-6:30) I will summarize contemporary political developments relevant to the surging demand for whole, natural and minimally processed foods and discuss the relationship between consumer demand, political activism and decision making in Washington, DC.
Felix Liao, DDS: Dental-Systemic Connections (Sunday 10:30-11:50) This seminar connects the mouth with America’s leading causes of death and suffering.
The mouth is the gateway to illness and wellness. A mouth can be a major liability for chronic pain and persistent illness, or an asset for natural healing.
What is systemically healthy mouth? “No cavities” and “no pain” is no longer good enough. The new Whole Health criteria will include
Alignment of head-jaws-bite-spine
Breathing without tongue as airway obstruction,
Circulation without dental Infections,
Diet and Daily Routines, and Emotional Balance and Energy Fields.
This presentation will include scientific studies and clinical cases, a Whole Health Dental Care Resource List, and Parent’s Guide to Whole Health Dental Care for Children.
Chris Masterjohn: Heart Disease and Molecular Degeneration: The New Paradigm (Sunday 1:30-2:50) When researchers first produced atherosclerosis in rabbits by feeding them cholesterol, they argued that atherosclerois was of an “infiltrative” rather than “degenerative” character. That is, cholesterol was so abundant that it infiltrated the blood vessel wall. Over the decades it has become clear, however, that atheroclerosis is an attempt to protect the lining of the blood vessel from toxic waste generated by the degeneration of vulnerable lipids. The process of molecular degeneration can be likened to breaking glass, and the formation of atherosclerosis can be likened to the process of cleaning up the broken shards. The danger is not gone forever, though, because these toxic waste management sites (or barrels of broken glass) can eventually burst and spill their contents into the blood, leading to clotting, oxygen starvation, and the death of local tissue that can result in a heart attack or stroke. The key to preventing heart disease according to the new paradigm is preventing the molecular degeneration in the first place.
Judith McGeary, Esq: Food Safety Laws (Saturday 11:00-12:15) Judith McGeary will address the major developments in food safety regulation in the last year, including HR 2749, S 510 and FDA’s produce standards. The presentation will cover what would actually be required under these laws and regulations and what are the remaining open issues. Judith will also cover the realities of the politics behind these laws, the issues facing farmers and consumers in lobbying Congress and the agencies, and how individuals and organizations can maximize their impact.
Brooks Miller (Monday 9-4) Brooks Miller will lead a discussion of farmers and animal science professionals including nate Thomas of Breakaway Farm, and Will Winter, DVM. Discussion will introduce the audience to rearing pigs at home or systems used on the farm. Discussion will conclude with detailed descriptions for on-farm slaughter, scalding, and hanging. In the afternoon session Brooks will demonstrate how to take whole cuts from the pig to produce safe, natural, nitrite-free cured meats. Traditional bacon, modern sweet bacon, air-dried ham, and other whole muscle cures will be covered. With Nate’s help, Brooks will demonstrate fresh sausage-making, and recipe formulation.
Ken Morehead, DOM: How Much is Enough? Bringing Balance into Dietary Practice (Sunday 9-10:20) Since everyone has a different constitution and health condition, how can you custom-tailor a diet that works for you? Ken introduces a blend of Oriental medical principles with Weston A. Price’s work to help us balance our diets to specific needs. Participants will learn principles of Yin, Yang, the Five Elements and why applying fixed value judgements of “good” or “bad” to foods is a risky habit!
Rami Nagel: Cure Tooth Decay – Remineralize and repair your teeth now with traditional foods (Sunday 9-10:20) Learn how to immediately reduce your cavity rate by at least 40%. Why we have tooth decay in modern civilization and what you can do about it. The important findings of Weston Price. A particular focus on types of foods as well as food preparation guidelines from beginner to intermediate on achieving tooth health with optimal nutrition.
Sylvia Onusic, PhD: Traditional Foods of Slovenia: Foods of the Past Much Alive in the Present (Sunday 1:30-2:50) In this presentation Sylvia will discuss the traditional foods and foodways of Slovenes, an ethnic group belonging to the larger Slav family which has inhabited large parts of Central and Eastern Europe for centuries. Her experiences living in Slovenia closely resemble those of the author, Frances Mays, in her book, Under the Tuscan Sun, which, in large part, involves the discovery and enjoyment of real food by getting to know the people and the country. Through her first hand experiences with Slovene foods, gleaned through living and working in the country, and continuing yearly visits, she will describe their historical origins, how they have evolved into the present day, possible future directions of these heritage foods and why they continue to be valued by the people as their foundation of health and well being. And finally, how Slovene mothers, through their kitchens and gardens, “knew” what to feed their families to keep them healthy, a tradition they continue lovingly today.
Dr. Bruce Rind, MD: Thyroid-Adrenal-Lyme Connection (Sunday 10:30-11:50) A clinical perspective on how these interact and how to begin approaching an effective solution.
Joel Salatin: Carnivorous Consumption Keys Planetary Health (Saturday 6-10) Our culture generally embraces the wonder of animals’ ecological symbiosis on nature programs, but does not understand the same principles when applied to domestic livestock on farms and ranches. The combination of poor farming practices and the Bambiizing of America have colluded to make human carnivores politically incorrect. But animals and humans can relate symbiotically to heal land, economies, and people.
Dr. Annette Schippel: Laying the Foundation to Promote Hormone Health (Sunday 4-5:20) Hormone imbalance is usually manageable with natural, safe, and effective methods. At the basis of Restorative Endocrinology™ are four primary principles that, when in place, act as the foundation for healthy endocrine function and normal hormone patterns. Within this presentation you will examine each of these principles and explore their vital role in establishing and maintaining balance to the endocrine and other systems, establishing a foundation for wellness.
Stephanie Seneff, PhD: Cholesterol, Statins and the Brain? (Sunday 4-5:20) In this session, I will develop a theory that Alzheimer’s risk is significantly increased by insufficient supply of cholesterol and fats to the brain. I will first describe all the ways in which cholesterol plays an important role in the proper functioning of neurons. I will then discuss the series of progessive stages of Alzheimer’s, beginning with oxidative damage, followed by mitochondrial dysfunction, defective signal transmission, insulin resistance, amyloid-beta deposits, and ultimately apoptosis and cell death. I will end with a discussion of multiple biological effects of statin therapy that plausibly increase risk to Alzheimer’s.
Body Fat is an Endocrine Organ That Modulates Appetite Based on Nutritional Deficiencies (Sunday 9-10:20) While fat (adipose) tissue had originally been viewed as a passive storage containers for fats, it has increasingly become apparent that it plays an active role in modulating appetite, as well as liver, and pancreatic function, to maintain homeostasis and assure adequate supplies of fuel sources in the blood stream. Fat cells release several peptides that play powerful regulatory roles, such as leptin and adiponectin. Fat tissue also releases cytokines such as IL-6 and TNF-alpha in response to stress, as part of the inflammatory response. I will explain how adipose tissue orchestrates energy management in skeletal muscle cells based on the nutritional profile, and how the distribution of fats and carbohydrates in the diet can powerfully influence body mass index.
I will also develop a theory that obesity and the metabolic syndrome arise from nutritional deficiencies of four principal nutrients: cholesterol, fatty acids, calcium, and vitamin D, in conjunction with excessive high-glycemic index carbohydrates in the diet. I will show how a high-carb, low fat diet, along with excessive sun avoidance, leads to a cascade of events ultimately culminating in atherosclerosis and heart disease.
Jeffrey Smith: A Deeper Look at GMOs (Saturday 9:30-10:45) In past conferences, Jeffrey inspired us to avoid GMOs by describing the thousands of sick, sterile, and dead livestock, damage to virtually every organ studied in lab animals, and toxic and allergic reactions in humans. In this presentation, he will
- Takes us deeper into the details of GMO health dangers and cover-ups
- Provide updates on the science, and the government’s investigation into Monsanto’s monopolistic practices
- Show how the technology itself is imploding around the world
- Share highlights of October 2010’s Non-GMO month around the US, and the acceleration of the coming anti-GMO tipping point, and
- Give tips for effective community organizing.
Come ready to be inspired and motivated into powerful activism.
Kim Thompson: At this year’s conference, Kim will teach morning classes Friday through Sunday and an all-day workshop on Monday. Content will draw from these modalities:
Balance: In a parallel journey to that of Dr. Price, Noelle Perez of the Institute d’Aplomb traveled the world to study the alignment and movement habits of people in traditional cultures. Based on her observations of populations who habitually move with pleasure and ease, she developed simple guidelines that result in optimal bone support and relaxed, toned muscles. Balance guidelines will be woven into all the movement classes. They will be the focus of Friday’s How to Sit Comfortably.
Pelvic Rotator Cuff: There are deep connections among the muscles of the hips, belly, low back, breathing diaphragm and pelvic diaphragm. As a balanced team, these muscles contribute to standing balance; ease in walking; relief of low back, pelvic and leg pain; support for proper bladder and bowel function; and relief for incontinence. You can learn techniques to restore balance and full function to this team of muscles as well as techniques to reverse organ prolapse at Sunday’s Abdominal Core Power class and at Monday’s Reset workshop.
Yoga: We will use postures, stretches and awareness techniques from Yoga to help relieve physical kinks you may have picked up on your way to Pennsylvania or while at the conference. Classes will move slowly and gently to be accessible for all participants. Relax your body and prepare your mind for a day of learning.
(Friday 7:00-7:45am) Gentle Yoga
Relax your body and prepare your mind for a day of learning. Wear clothing that allows you to move comfortably. All levels welcome.
(Friday 8:00-8:45am) How to Sit Comfortably
Small adjustments to your sitting posture can make a big difference in how you feel. Learn simple and effective tips for easy sitting.
(Saturday 6:00-6:45am) Gentle Yoga
Relax your body and prepare your mind for a day of learning. Wear clothing that allows you to move comfortably. All levels welcome.
(Saturday 7:00-7:45am) Relief for Neck & Shoulder Tension
Learn simple and effective techniques you can do at home to relax tight muscles in your neck and shoulders.
(Sunday 6:00-6:45am) Gentle Yoga
Relax your body and prepare your mind for a day of learning. Wear clothing that allows you to move comfortably. All levels welcome.
(Sunday 7:00-7:45am) Abdominal Core Power
No more sit ups! Learn how to maximize abdominal strength while lengthening your spine. Wear clothing that allows you to move comfortably. You will NOT need a shower after this class.
(Monday 9am-4pm) Reset: Movements that Restore Ease and Balance
Learn strategies to relieve common aches and pains, prevent repetitive-use injuries and set yourself on a path of healthy aging. We will look at alignment habits that support healthy joints; effective tips to release tension in the low back, neck and shoulders; and things you can do to improve your balance and prevent falls.
Particular attention will be placed on how to develop core strength. You will learn how to achieve proper tone and teamwork among the muscles of the low back, hips, abdomen, breathing diaphragm and pelvic diaphragm. You will learn sequences of movements that have proven clinically successful at treating incontinence and reversing organ prolapse for women and at relieving the chronic muscle tension that is frequently mistaken for an enlarged prostate in men. A balanced and fully functional core stabilizes your spine, supports healthy functioning of your abdominal organs, and restores ease and stability to your standing and walking.
The good news is that you will only need to spend a small amount time on special exercises. Most of what you will learn in this session can be put to use during your daily activities.
Tim Wightman: What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us….Economic & Pathogenetic Risks of our Current Food Producing Ecosystems: (Friday 1:30-3) Extraction of minerals known as production agriculture has led to nutrient and immune system deficiencies in our soil, forage, food and animals. Coupled with genetics to survive without these essential minerals creates a pathogenetic presence designed to balance the system.
Economics are imbalanced as well when trying to create nutrient density within the current soil system. We will begin the discussion of how a balanced system lessens the pathogenetic risk and fosters economic sustainability.
Will Winter, DVM: Finding Your Place Raising Healthy & Nutrient-Dense Livestock in Today’s Market: Oddly, there has never been a better time in recent memory than right now to raise, process, or market naturally-raised, heirloom beef cattle, dairy animals, swine, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys and rabbits. Markets exist or can be created anywhere in the United States today that pay a premium for quality, nutrient dense meat, milk and eggs. Simply capture the artisanal skills, wise traditions and holistic techniques of successful farmers and ranchers and you will cut years off the time it takes to become sustainable. Learn how to select the right animals for your unique situation and learn the exact methods that will keep them radiantly healthy, productive and safe without the use of toxic vaccines, wormers or drugs. Find your place in the natural and harmonious world, a place that makes your soul sing.
Gary Zimmer: Mineralization of Soils and Plants (Friday 10-12) Step by step management plan for growing healthy, nutrient rich foods, methods that work and what is achievable.
symbiosis in great on nature programs, but does
not understand the same principles when applied to domestic livestock
on farms and ranches. The combination of poor
farming practices and the Bambiizing of America have colluded to make
human carnivores politically incorrect. But animals
and humans can relate symbiotically to heal land, economies, and