Wise Traditions, Volume 1, Number 3
- Children’s Health: Autism and Vaccinations, Dr. Mary Megson testifies before Congress
- Environmental Toxins: Fluoride: Worse than We Thought, Andreas Schuld uncovers the shocking facts
- Modern Diseases: Stevens Johnson Syndrome, Stephen Byrnes describes a little known disorder
- In His Footsteps: Elizabeth Glaze in Europe
- Notes from Yesteryear: Dr. Weston A. Price and fluoride
- President’s Message: Good News & Bad News
- Letters: Letters to the Editor of Wise Traditions
- Caustic Commentary: Sally Fallon and Mary Enig take on the Diet Dictocrats
- Ask the Doctor: Tom Cowan talks about treatments for cramps
- Know Your Fats: Mary Enig discusses saturated fats and the kidneys
- Soy Alert!: John MacArthur on soy and the brain
- Food Features: Fermented Honey
- Modern Foods: Is Something Fishy Going On? (In the Kitchen with Mother Linda)
- All Thumbs Book Reviews
- Thumbs Up: Know Your Fats by Mary G. Enig
- MSG Update: Jack Samuels looks at MSG studies
- A Campaign for Real Milk (on realmilk.com): The safety of raw cheese
President’s Message: Good News & Bad News
by Sally Fallon
Isn’t it ironic that as America enters the 21st century, and enjoys the benefits of the computer age, the quality of our food and water sinks lower and lower? Sometimes I wonder whether we should even publish the kinds of articles contained in this issue, with their depressing news on fluorides in our water and beverages; the horrors of vaccination damage; the dangers of prescription drugs; the adverse effects of fish farming; the perils of soy consumption; and the pervasiveness of neurotoxic MSG in the food supply.
Yet this issue also contains some of the best news we have encountered in a long time. . . that the very factors Dr. Weston Price discovered to be responsible for the excellent health of primitive peoples also offer both protection against the poisons in our food supply and the hope of cure for our civilized diseases. These are the fat-soluble vitamins A and D found in old fashioned foods like fish, shellfish and cod liver oil, and butter, lard and organ meats from grass-fed animals.
Krispin Sullivan’s trailblazing article on vitamin D (page 11) describes the complete vindication of Dr. Weston A. Price. The most recent discoveries reveal that we need about 4000 IU daily of vitamin D, or ten times the Recommended Daily Allowance. This is exactly what Price discovered in his studies–that the intake of vitamin D among primitive peoples was at least ten times that of the American diet of his day. Krispin describes how vitamin-D therapy, along with mineral supplementation, is being used to treat cancer, heart disease, obesity, osteoporosis, hormonal problems and depression.
At the same time, doctors have discovered the miracles of vitamin A from cod liver oil to restore autistic and learning disabled children to conditions approaching normalcy. The work of Dr. Mary Megson (see page 33) gives hope to parents of children damaged through vaccination and, quite possibly, from exposure to fluoride, MSG and soy as well.
There are no problems that do not have solutions. Sometimes these solutions are elusive; and very often they require a complete change in the way we live and eat. But once embraced, the solutions seem neither difficult nor radical. We receive many letters from individuals who found that time spent searching for good food, and preparing it correctly, did not make life more difficult but much easier. Devitalized food makes us vulnerable to all the evils described in these pages. Nutrient-dense foods, grown and prepared with wisdom and care, confer the protection we need in this challenging computer age.