Vitamin A-Mazing Pam Schoenfeld reveals the myriad roles of this miracle vitamin
Sunlight and Vitamin D Stephanie Seneff explains why they are not the same
Vitamin K Will and Elizabeth Schlingsog share their knowledge about vitamin K2 MK-4, Dr. Price’s X Factor
Vaccine Laws in Real Life Joyce Campbell describes the impact of New York’s religious exemption repeal
- President’s Message: The Fat Soluble Vitamins
- Letters: Letters to the Editor of Wise Traditions
- Caustic Commentary: Sally Fallon Morell takes on the Diet Dictocrats
- Reading Between the Lines Merinda Teller deciphers alpha-gal clues
- The Wise Traditions Pantry Ashley Turner provides an overview of the autoimmune protocol diet
- Homeopathy Journal Anke Zimmermann addresses sugar cravings
- Technology As Servant John Moody critiques meals in a box
- WAPF Podcast Interview Dr. Stephen Hussey says we’re meant to eat fat
- All Thumbs Book Reviews
- Farm and Ranch Neal Ritter describes the abundance that subsistence farming can bring
- Legislative Updates Judith McGeary keeps us up to date on federal policy
- Vaccination Updates Kendall Nelson explains the links between chickenpox vaccines and shingles
by Sally Fallon Morell
This issue of Wise Traditions focuses on the fat-soluble vitamins A, D and K2, the crux of the Foundation’s message. Dr. Price discovered that levels of these nutrients were ten times higher in traditional diets than in our diet today. Therefore, we make a special effort to consume foods rich in these substances, foods like liver, cod liver oil, poultry fats, butter and egg yolks from pastured animals, fish eggs and shellfish.
This message has critical importance in today’s world, which finds itself in the midst of an outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19. We are hearing endless reports from the media about illness and death, yet the media say precious little about building immunity to the virus.
The fat-soluble vitamins are key to a healthy immune system, starting with vitamin A, well known to protect us against viruses of all types. Media articles that do talk about immunity give useless advice, such as consuming colorful fruits and vegetables (unfortunately not good sources of vitamin A) or taking a vitamin D supplement (a good way to deplete your vitamin A stores). As we have consistently advised, you need all three of the fat-soluble vitamins together and, as the articles in this journal explain, the best way to get them is from food.
In addition to the fat-soluble activators, many other facets of the Wise Traditions diet can help you build and maintain a healthy immune system: saturated fats (essential for lung function) and coconut oil (kills lipid-coated viruses, like the coronavirus); gelatinous bone broth (helps detoxify and supports immune function); lacto-fermented foods (supply vitamin C and healthy bacteria for the gut); red meat and shellfish like oysters (to supply zinc, a key factor in the immune system); raw dairy products (for complete nourishment and immune system support); and unrefined salt (critical for digestion and for protection from pneumonia).
Meanwhile, we are working hard on our upcoming conference, November 13-15 in Portland, Oregon—long enough in the future for the coronavirus to subside (as viruses always do). We will have a star-studded cast this year, with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. delivering the keynote address and Del Bigtree to inspire us at the closing ceremony. Robert Lustig, MD, will be addressing us on the dangers of sugar, and Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, PhD, will be with us this year to talk about the GAPS diet—plus many other new speakers and our perennial favorites. So, mark your calendars and stay tuned for conference announcements.