A Thumbs Up Media Review
Making Food Storage a Lifestyle
By Russ Silver
Available at http://silverclass1.com/template003.html
One of our Utah chapter leaders, Russ Silver, suffered a serious health crisis years ago and recovered by applying the dietary principles of Weston A. Price. Now on the high side of age seventy and looking very healthy, he has put together a presentation on storing food consistent with those same principles.
He starts off with a brief summary of Dr. Price’s work, then discusses the need for soaking grains. Next, he talks about which are the good fats and explains how to render suet into tallow. At the top of his list of food storage recommendations is cod liver oil (good choice), coconut oil, ghee, and lard (not from the store). Other recommendations include dehydrated fruit and vegetables, canned fish, hard cheese coated with paraffin, jerky, pemmican and seaweed or kelp. He points out that seeds and nuts do not last very long in storage. He also goes into how to make no-knead bread.
There is a brief discussion about the alleged benefits of drinking lots of water per the book Your Body’s Many Cries for Water by Dr. Batmanghelidj. But WAPF does not recommend drinking eight glasses—that’s one-half gallon—of water daily. Overall, however, there is much good information in this video. This is not a Hollywood production but is quite competently done and Mr. Silver presents well. Overall a thumbs up. The DVD is available at http://silverclass1.com/template003.html.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Fall 2008.