|The Weston A. Price Foundation
|Contact: Kimberly Hartke, Publicist
703-860-2711, cell 703-675-5557
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Prominent Nutrition Group Brings 10th International Conference to Chicago
WASHINGTON, DC, October 26, 2009–The Weston A. Price Foundation will celebrate its 10th year with a conference celebrating the many nutrient-dense foods considered sacred by traditional cultures. Health practitioners and lay persons will gather on November 13-15, 2009 in the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, Schaumburg, Illinois to learn about the vital nutrients found in seafood and grass-fed animal products. Speakers will cover both scientific and practical aspects of nutrition, from research on fat-soluble vitamins to nontoxic farming methods and food preparation.
Founded in 1999, the Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to returning nutrient-dense foods to American tables. Listed as the seventh most popular nutrition website on the website-rating alexa.com, the Foundation boasts 11,000 members and almost 400 local chapters in the U.S. and overseas. Wise Traditions, the Foundation’s quarterly journal, focuses on the scientific validation of traditional foodways.
The November conference will feature tracks on healing with whole foods, holistic cancer treatments, anti-nutrients in plant foods, direct farm-to-consumer sales, pasture-based farming and the economics of a whole foods lifestyle. Special topics include successful treatment of infertility, GERD/acid reflux, autism and Alzheimer’s disease using cod liver oil, raw milk products, coconut oil, egg yolks and fats and organ meats from grass-fed animals.
The holistic cancer treatment track will be shared by New York physician Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez and San Francisco physician Dr. Thomas Cowan. Gonzales began his career under Dr. Robert A. Good, considered the father of modern immunology, and completed a research study evaluating nutritional therapy in the treatment of advanced cancer. His nutritional research has received substantial financial support from the National Cancer Institute. Results from a pilot study published in 1999 described the most positive data in the medical literature for pancreatic cancer. Dr. Thomas Cowan is an expert in the use of Iscador (mistletoe extract) for cancer patients, which has widespread acceptance in Europe and many positive reports in the scientific literature. Dr. Cowan combines Iscador therapy with a diet of whole, traditional foods.
Three world-renowned authors will present pre-conference seminars on Friday, November 13: Dr. Natasha-Campbell McBride, author of the Gut and Psychology Syndrome; Dr. Louisa Williams, author of Radical Medicine; and Sally Fallon Morell, author of Nourishing Traditions.