Wise Traditions 2009, the tenth annual conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation, being held November 13 – 15, 2009 at the beautiful Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL is right around the corner. Following are some last minute updates we wanted to pass along to you.
We are sorry to inform you that we have had two last minute cancellations from Dan Barber and Natasha Campbell McBride. However, we are delighted to announce that the Conference Closing Address on Sunday afternoon will be delivered by Michael Schmidt and our Friday Gut & Psychology Track will be covered by Baden Lashkov. Session descriptions and speaker info have been provided below.
The Battle for our Sacred Food (Sunday Closing 5:30 – 6:30)
Mankind has been challenged many times to face the prospect of war, be it physically or spiritually. Today we are at the cross roads fighting for one of the most fundamental rights: The right for food, which nourishes body, soul and spirit.
Today’s intentional destruction of our food turns the once sacred substance into a dangerous weapon, which threatens the future of mankind.
We are called upon to counter those forces; we are called upon to face those forces fearlessly with courage and determination.
Michael Schmidt will close this conference with a very practical guide how every one of us can courageously be in the forefront to battle for the future of our children and generations to come.
Michael Schmidt has been a biodynamic farmer for over 33 years. Born in Germany, he came to Canada in 1983 and has been instrumental in massive changes towards the awareness of the cultural importance of agriculture. He is leading the fierce battle to legalize raw milk in Canada.
The Gut and Psychology Syndrome (Friday)
Filling in for Dr Campbell-McBride, Baden Lashkov will present the Gut and Psychology Syndrome, which delineates the connection between gut health and overall health, including mental and emotional health. The seminar will focus on factors that disrupt the biology of the gut and the serious consequences, including autism. The seminar includes a recovery program that addresses gut dysbiosis and its multiple ramifications, and that includes a nutrient-dense diet.
Baden (“Bay-den”) Lashkov is the author of GAPS Guide, a step-by-step manual for healing bowels, body and brain through the Gut and Psychology Syndrome program. In her early twenties, Baden became significantly disabled before finding some degree of healing through a program similar to GAPS. Pieces were missing, though, and she reverted regularly to standard fare or worse. Years later, when her young son displayed severe issues (among them inability to eat, inability to speak and chronic diarrhea), Baden turned with determination to diet. Her son’s recovery was speedy and thorough and, between its support system and deep nutrition, Baden found GAPS refreshingly easy to adhere to. Inspired to support other families through the same journey, Baden co-moderated a massive online forum for many months before developing the hardcopy guide to the program’s most common questions and concerns. Baden continues to support well over one thousand families through the program’s nuances, while acknowledging the distinct and irreplaceable knowledge that her mentor, Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride, brings to the healing community. Baden lives in British Columbia, Canada. GAPS Guide is available at the International Nutrition/NuTriVene booth, www.gapsdiet.com and www.nutrivene.com Her own blog is at www.gapsguide.com
Only a small number of handouts will be provided at this year’s conference. We ask that these be reserved for those attendees with no computer access.
Please use this link to download the conference handouts that have been supplied. https://www.ptfassociates.com/secure/wisetraditions/lecture09.asp
Please check back periodically, as we anticipate posting additional handouts. Of note – not all speakers provide handouts.
Regarding lecture notes for Sally Fallon Morell’s Friday Seminar on Traditional Diets, you may download them by following the link to the conference notes page and they will also be available for purchase of $10 at the door.
We look forward to seeing you in Schaumburg!