- Fueling the Modern Athlete Ben Greenfield dissects the corporate takeover of sports nutrition
- Restoring Male Fertility Veronica Tilden, DO provides a blueprint for reproductive health in men
- The Problem with Protein Powders Sally Fallon Morell exposes the dangers of protein overdosing
- Glyphosate in Collagen Stephanie Seneff, PhD, discovers a new danger from ubiquitous Roundup
- Iran’s Traditional Foods Soroush Niknamian guides us on a delightful tour of traditional Iranian cuisine
- President’s Message: Nourished Men
- Letters: Letters to the Editor of Wise Traditions
- Caustic Commentary: Sally Fallon Morell takes on the Diet Dictocrats
- Reading Between the Lines Merinda Teller takes on the challenge of feeding teenage boys
- The Wise Traditions Pantry Maureen Diaz provides ideas for foods on the go
- Farm and Ranch: Will Winter and Will Harris explain why grass-fed meat is so expensive
- Homeopathy Journal Joette Calabrese discusses homeopathic support for menfolk
- Technology As Servant John Moody keeps us in the swim with info on natural swimming pool treatments
- WAPF Podcast Interview Hilda Gore interviews popular Wise Traditions speaker Philip Weeks
- All Thumbs Book Reviews
- Vaccination Updates Kendall Nelson keeps tabs on what’s happening
- Legislative Updates Judith McGeary on the TPP defeat
A Campaign for Real Milk:
Healthy Baby Gallery: More Wise Traditions babies!
by Sally Fallon Morell
Here at WAPF we put a lot of emphasis on nutrition for pregnant women and growing children, and also on holistic treatments for various diseases. In so doing, the health of our menfolk often gets left behind.
This issue of Wise Traditions aims to rectify that omission by bringing you two of the outstanding presentations from our 2016 conference—“Fueling the Modern Athlete” by Ben Greenfield and “Restoring Male Fertility” by Veronica Tilden, DO. It should come as no surprise that the key to athletic performance and also to male fertility is a return to traditional foods, especially animal fats and organ meats, and not all the gels, sports drinks, potions and powders that are so shamelessly advertised to bodybuilders, triathlon competitors, athletes and fitness buffs.
These concoctions are all based on those familiar ingredients—refined sweeteners, artificial sweeteners, additives, flavorings, refined carbs and. . . isolated proteins. That’s the subject that I take on in this issue, the protein powders derived from soy, whey, pea, hemp, rice and other oddities. Far from supporting athletic performance, these refined proteins represent the fast track to burnout and infertility because they rapidly deplete vitamin A. We now have the scientific explanation for why traditional peoples never ate lean meat, and in fact always preferred the organ meats and fats.
Also in this issue, Merinda Teller tackles the challenge of keeping teenage boys with their voracious appetites well-fed and nourished; and finally Joette Calabrese provides her wisdom on supporting our menfolk with homeopathy.
Our 2016 conference in Montgomery, Alabama was a wonderful reunion of friends and colleagues, and a venue for important information from our many speakers. We’ve sprinkled photos of the event throughout this issue.
Mark your calendars for Wise Traditions 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 10-13. We’ll be updating our website conference page with information on the conference as it becomes available. Our 2017 Shopping Guide is in the mail. Please remember the Weston A. Price Foundation in your end-of-year giving. We do a lot with a small staff, but financial support from you, our members, is key to our success.
Coming in 2017: the launch of our updated website; a weekly recipe blog; the launch of our 12 Spoons restaurant rating site; and more podcasts, blogs, Facebook discussions, cutting-edge journal articles, and activism in the areas of raw milk, farm freedoms and vaccination choice. Stay tuned!