- Dumping Grounds for Drugs Sally Fallon Morell reveals the effects of too many drugs given to our seniors
- Chronic Hyperinsulinemia Amy Berger explains why chronically high insulin is such a problem
- Questioning Daily Aspirin Use Tom Cowan shows that daily aspirin use is not as safe or effective as we thought
- Incontinence: Self-Help Natalie Campbell offers non-drug solutions for incontinence
- President’s Message: Pharmaceutical Drugs
- Letters: Letters to the Editor of Wise Traditions
- Caustic Commentary: Sally Fallon Morell takes on the Diet Dictocrats
- Reading Between the Lines Merinda Teller discusses downside of antidepressants
- The Wise Traditions Pantry Nevra Ledwon tells us why cooking is important
- Homeopathy Journal Joette Calabrese describes an antibiotic alternative
- Technology As Servant John Moody on the dangers of lawn chemicals
- WAPF Podcast Interview Hilda Gore talks to Dr. Kelly Brogan about depression
- All Thumbs Book Reviews
- Tim’s DVD Reviews
- Legislative Updates Pete Kennedy attends food safety conference
- Farm and Ranch Stacey Vila talks about why truly fresh matters
- Vaccination Updates Kendall Nelson on the troubling HPV vaccine
A Campaign for Real Milk:
- Healthy Baby Gallery: More Wise Traditions babies!
by Sally Fallon Morell
This issue focuses on pharmaceutical drugs, their side effects and overuse, and offers nutritional solutions for many of the problems that so often get treated with the prescription pad.
One of the most commonly prescribed drugs is for a condition that is not even a disease—“high” cholesterol. Cholesterol-lowering drugs, called statins, are not necessary under any circumstances, and have debilitating side effects that often call for more drugs.
Blood pressure-lowering medication has its place for those with very high blood pressure, but these drugs are prescribed to those whose blood pressure is slightly over normal, or even at a normal level, creating many side effects, including dangerously low blood pressure.
Millions of people take antacids to lower stomach acid for “heartburn,” when what they usually need is higher stomach acid for better digestion.
Most tragic are the side effects from antidepressants, which range from digestive disorders to anxiety to suicide. Sometimes drugs are necessary—for life-threatening conditions, for surgery and for pain. But in most cases the conditions they aim at are better treated by improved nutrition. The Wise Traditions diet, which includes nutrient-dense organ meats, natural animal fats, raw dairy foods, genuine bone broth, properly prepared grains, lactofermented condiments and beverages and plenty of unrefined salt, should always be the first prescription for any chronic or infectious illness.
Dr. Price once said that we do not die of diseases, but that we get diseases because we are dying. And the body that is not properly nourished begins to die.
At the upcoming Wise Traditions conference we will be exploring holistic solutions to chronic illness, from tooth decay to macular degeneration to digestive disorders to cancer. Almost forty experts in the fields of nutrition and healing will share their wisdom and answer your questions. A key focus will be environmental toxins and how to protect ourselves from them. And as always, we will offer tracks on food preparation and farming and gardening.
Networking and camaraderie, as well as delicious nutrient-dense meals, are key features of our annual conference.
Please take a look at pages 12-15 for information on Wise Traditions 2018, this year in Baltimore, Maryland. We try to make our conference affordable for everyone. Thanks to a generous grant from the Forrest and Francis Lattner Foundation, we are able to offer forty scholarships. We also can arrange work scholarships, room share and ride share. Check our conference page, wisetraditions.org for details. We are looking forward to seeing many of you there!