WESTON A. PRICE FOUNDATION
January 30, 2006
Sally Fallon to Speak on Breakthroughs in Nutritional Science
Foods that Fight Environmental Toxins and Pathogenic Organisms
Tuesday, February 7, 5:00 p.m.
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
School of International Service Building, First Floor Lounge
Free, open to the public (includes organic pizza); Free parking across the street
Foods that help protect us against environmental toxins and pathogenic organisms will be the topic of the monthly presentation of the Global Environmental Policy Program at the School of International Service (SIS GEPP) at American University on February 7. Sally Fallon, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, will introduce the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston A. Price and explain the relevance of his findings to today’s health concerns — “Mad Cow” disease, avian flu, virulent e. coli and environmental pollution with dioxins and related substances.
“Concerned consumers are shunning animal foods as a way of protecting themselves against these modern health threats,” says Fallon. “However, science shows us that certain nutrient-dense animal foods revered as sacred by traditional societies are actually our best protection against both pollution and infectious agents.” Fallon will also present evidence for the protective effects of lacto-fermented foods, which were consumed by all pre-industrialized populations.
Ms. Fallon is the author of the best-selling nutritional cookbook, Nourishing Traditions, and serves as founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, a non-profit nutrition education organization. The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to American tables and boasts over 350 chapters worldwide that help consumers find local foods raised using non-toxic methods. The Foundation supports accurate nutrition education, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture feeding of livestock, community-supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting and nurturing therapies.
As well as being the founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation (http://www.westonaprice.org/index.html) and editor of the Foundation’s quarterly magazine, Ms. Fallon is also the founder of “A Campaign for Real Milk” (http://www.realmilk.com/).
“This is a rare opportunity to interact with an authority such as Sally Fallon,” says event organizer and DC-area CSA farmer, Allan Balliett. “By demonstrating that human food should have a much higher nutrient content than corporate food industries are able to provide, Sally has awakened families all over the country to the fact that if they want to live full and happy lives, the must seek out the kind of quality of food that only small, owner-operated farms and cottage industries can provide.” Balliett added, “The Weston A. Price chapters have saved more family farms in the last 10 years than any other organization. Sally has valuable information that will be eye-opening, especially for families that wish to become healthier.”
A discussion will follow Ms. Fallon’s presentation.
For further details and updates, please contact Allan Balliett at info (at) freshandlocalcsa.com or (304) 876-3382. A.U. students should contact Ryan of SIS at rnhodu (at )gmail.com for the latest information.