Fall is here and we are celebrating continued growth of WAPF–16,000 members and 600 local chapters! Much of the membership increase is due to your efforts, so many thanks. Remember that membership is the lifeblood of our organization, as we receive no funds from the government or industry. As you plan your holiday giving, please keep in mind that a membership to WAPF makes a wonderful gift.
WISE TRADITIONS 2013: The conference is almost here. If you have not registered yet, please don’t delay. Some events, like the awards banquet, may sell out. We are especially promoting attendance from the Atlanta area, as hotel space is now at a premium–however, no worries as we have arranged an overflow hotel a the same rate. See details on the conference pages: http://conferences.westonaprice.org/main-conference/ We are expecting our best conference ever, with excellent speakers, a sold-out exhibit hall, and delicious food.
ONE DAY DEAL: Please note the special price of $75 to attend the conference for one day (meals not included).This is a great way for people to be introduced to the conference without a full commitment. Visiting the exhibit hall is free for anyone.
YOU CAN HELP PUBLICIZE THE CONFERENCE:
If you are attending, please consider posting our “I’m Going” banner on your website. You can download it here: http://conferences.westonaprice.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/ImGoing.gif
You can also help publicize the conference on your Facebook and Twitter pages, by linking to our conference page ( http://conferences.westonaprice.org/main-conference/), our press release ( http://www.westonaprice.org/press/wise-traditions-2013-to-be-held-in-atlanta) or Kimberly Hartke’s recent blog ( http://hartkeisonline.com/2013/10/14/wise-traditions-brings-a-world-of-nutrition-information-to-atlanta/) We also have an announcement in word we can send you to use as an email blast. Ask for that at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LABORATORY FUNDING EFFORT: We still need your help to reach our goal of $100,000 by month’s end. Please visit http://www.westonaprice.org/lab for more information and to donate online. You can also send in a donation by check–just send it to the office. And many thanks for the generous donations we have received so far. Having access to the Burnside Research Laboratory will help us continue the research that Dr. Price began but which came to a halt after he retired.
Several of you have asked for a summary of the past, current and future lab research projects, so we have listed them below:
Main Project right now: Chris Masterjohn’s study: Chris is using the Burnsides Lab to study the interactions between fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K, examining the protective effects of vitamins A and K on soft tissue calcification otherwise caused by vitamin D consumed in isolation. Chris’s research will provide important insights into the fat-soluble vitamins, the key to healthy traditional diets, as discovered by Dr. Weston Price.
Last Year: Funded by WAPF, the Burnsides Lab analyzed levels of trans fats in various foods. The article is here: http://www.westonaprice.org/know-your-fats/trans-fats-in-the-food-supply
Recently: We had the lab analyze the fatty acids in grain-fed and grass-fed beef fat. We will report on the findings in the next issue of Wise Traditions.
Currently: We are investigating levels of hexane in processed foods. The lab is working on this right now and we will report on the findings in the journal. The work should also generate a paper to be published in a scientific journal.
The Future: Number one will be more research into the fat-soluble vitamins, especially testing levels in foods grown in various ways. We want to find the most important sources of vitamins A, D and K. We would like to know the growing conditions that maximize these nutrients in these foods. This research will carry on the research started by Dr. Price.
A yearly butter contest–with an award for the farmer with the highest level of fat-soluble vitamins in his or her butter.
Testing anti-nutrients in grains prepared in various ways.
Future projects could also include studies on raw milk.
INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS MASTERJOHN: Our own Chris Masterjohn was interviewed by a major radio station on the South Shore last weekend. Audio is posted at top of the web page:
WRITER SEEKING RECIPES: WAPF member Adrienne Hew is writing a book about honey, and particularly looking for savory recipes using honey. If you have a recipe to contribute, please email Adrienne at email@example.com
Kathy Kramer, Executive Director
Sally Fallon Morell, President