OCTOBER 2012 INFORMATION ALERT
Please read to the end. We have many updates that will be of interest to you this month!
Our sites have been the target of a hacker attack that re-directed our visitors to sites that distribute malware. As soon as we became aware of this, we took our sites off-line to disinfect and further shield them. As part of this effort we are in the process of moving the sites to a new, more secure platform and a new, faster and more secure server. We appreciate your patience during this challenging time and apologize in advance for any down-time which may happen as we move to our new “home”. Your digital security is of paramount importance to us and we are doing everything possible to safeguard it.
We hope you will join us in Santa Clara, CA at our 13th annual International Wise Traditions Conference, November 8-12, 2012. For further details see: http://www.westonaprice.org/2012-conference/2012-conference
FLYERS FOR WISE TRADITIONS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – Santa Clara, CA
Would you like to distribute flyers for the conference? If so, we will gladly send you some. Just let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference is less than a month away and it is not too late to invite others to attend. Remember you can attend one or more than one days. If you can only attend on Thursday, come to the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund FundRAISER dinner.
We already have over 1300 people signed up for the conference, many great exhibitors and speakers lined up and lots of excitement growing as we prepare to travel to California.
If you are unable to register via our website, please call our registrar at 304.724.3006 or go to https://www.ptfassociates.com/secure/wisetraditions/2012registration.htm
FB conference page: http://www.facebook.com/events/464867480204428/
WISE TRADITIONS REGIONAL CONFERENCES
Our regional conferences have so far accomplished their mission of bringing our message to more people; introducing new people to the nutrient-dense way of eating; meeting many members we have not met before; and meeting and thanking our Chapter Leaders.
We will continue to hold these smaller conferences in 2013. Locations and dates will be announced soon.
RAW MILK SYMPOSIUM
The Raw Milk Symposium has been rescheduled for April 2013.
Milk and Our Children’s Future: 4th Annual International Raw Milk Symposium
Vancouver, BC — April 5-6, 2013.
Speakers include Dr. Ton Baars, Michael Schmidt, Karen Selick, Shawn Buckley, Dr. Ted Beals, Dr. Robert Buckingham, Mark McAfee, Alice Jongerden, Sally Fallon Morell and Kimberly Hartke.
For details, visit www.rawmilksymposium.com
IN THE NEWS
BECHARDS GET FAVORABLE SETTLEMENT WITH MISSOURI MILK BOARD
On July 31 Armand and Teddi Bechard entered into a consent agreement with the State of Missouri, ending a case that began in 2009. On two occasions in the spring of 2009, undercover agents from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department allegedly purchased raw milk at the Bechards’ central delivery point, a health food store parking lot in Springfield.
ALVIN SCHLANGEN ACQUITED
A significant court victory was won for food rights on September 20, 2012 when a Minnesota jury found farmer Alvin Schlangen not guilty on all three criminal misdemeanor counts for violations of the state food and dairy code.
COCONUT OIL ATTACKS TOOTH DECAY
Coconut oil attacks the bacteria behind tooth decay and could be used as an ingredient in dental care products, says Irish research.
LET THEM EAT BUTTER
Edible Buffalo Magazine ran a very good article about our recent Buffalo conference. http://ediblebuffalo.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/let-them-eat-butter-a-look-at-the-weston-a-price-foundation/
Check our other IN THE NEWS items at: http://www.westonaprice.org/press/news
We now have 580 chapters worldwide! The volunteers who serve as chapter leaders are generously working to help people in their area find nutrient-dense foods. Some chapter leaders also choose to host meetings. If you have a farm food or artisan food product they should know about, please contact your local chapter leader.
If you are looking for foods or want to see whether there are meetings in your area, please see the list of local chapters on our website and in our journal.
If you don’t see one in your area, check again later; we are getting new chapters weekly; or consider offering to be a Chapter Leader yourself. Besides being a member of WAPF in good standing and submitting a short annual report, your only obligation is to provide a list of food sources for those who contact you. Meetings are appreciated but optional.
MEMBERSHIP – GIVE A GIFT AND GET A GIFT
WAPF membership is now just over 15,000! We are grateful to members who have encouraged others to join, especially those who have hosted a table at an event. Thanks also to those who offer gift memberships to their friends and family. If you offer someone a gift membership, we will send you a copy of the Spring 2012 issue as a thank you (while supplies last). Consider a gift membership for your next birthday present, wedding or baby shower gift.
We keep membership fees low but depend largely on these fees to accomplish our work. Our membership is growing, allowing us to take on new projects and continue old ones. Please encourage others to join or to donate so that we can continue our efforts.
We have produced a membership poster and would be happy to send you a free copy. Email email@example.com to request one. We suggest displaying it next to the Dietary Guidelines Booklet in an office, store, meeting place, etc.
JOURNALS DISCOUNTED SO YOU CAN SHARE THEM
Do you know people who might like to read the journal but have not become members? We are now offering copies of some journals at a reduced rate of only $5 per issue. You can order the following journals to give to friends, family, practitioners, schools, libraries, farmers–anyone who reads and eats!
Order online, by mail, fax or phone.
Summer 2010:Allergies; Acid Reflux; Root Canals; Summer Eating: Things Destroyed by Pasteurization
Spring 2011: Fatty Liver Disease; Vitamin B6; Liver Support; USDA Dietary Guidelines; Good Breakfast
Winter 2011: Dental Implants; Cavitation Surgery; Sulfur Deficits in Plant-Based Diets; GAPS Study
Spring 2012: Good Fats, Bad Fats; The China Study Myth; Salt & Our Health; Urinary Tract Infections; Soy & Thyroid; Sustenance from Soup; Children’s Psychiatric Hospital
PRESS RELEASES & SOCIAL MEDIA
We now have over 40,000 fans of our Facebook page. Thanks to Dr. Ann Childers, Cathy Raymond, Sally O’Boyle, and Carolyn Graff for their help with the page. Next step is for these fans to become members and supporters of WAPF. Join the conversation!
Fan us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/westonaprice
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/WestonAPrice
View our YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheWestonAPrice
View our Blip TV channel: blip.tv/weston-a-price/
See our archived press releases at: http://www.westonaprice.org/press
Other relevant Facebook pages include:
Soy Alert! Campaign ( facebook.com/soyalert), a former Illinois prisoner damaged on the soy diet helps us administer the page.
The International Raw Milk Symposium (Facebook.com/rawmilksymposium)
Red Meat Won’t Kill You ( facebook.com/redmeat4health) and No Pink Slime in my Burger ( facebook.com/nopinkslimeburger)
The Campaign for Real Milk has a page, started by chapter leader Anji Sandage ( facebook.com/findrawmilk).
If you are single, please join the facebook group called Weston Price Singles, ( facebook.com/groups/wapfsingles/) Aaron Zober is the group organizer.
We are looking for volunteers to help us administer these pages. Contact Kimberly Hartke at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any ideas on how we can increase our social media outreach, contact Kimberly at email@example.com.
Coast to Coast Radio Show is giving WAPF an activist opportunity!
Are you passionate about something and want to sound off?
Think about it, pick your topic, and email them your one-minute editorial and they might record you and play it on Coast to Coast AM. Beginning Wed, August 29, 2012, and every Wednesday from there on, they will play on-air a recorded editorial from a Coast listener. It could be you!
Email your submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Include your name and phone number and they just might be calling you.
LATEST BLOG POSTINGS
KAAYLA DANIEL’S BLOG: Recovery from Modern Diets
Death of a PETA Spokesman
In the movie Forks over Knives, T. Colin Campbell, PhD, and Caldwell Esselsytn, MD, promote the myth that low-fat, plant-based diets confer protection from heart disease. Dr. Esselstyn even flat out guarantees that vegans will never have a heart attack. Ever. Sadly, plenty of vegans suffer or have died from heart disease. And last week we learned the sad news of the death of Green Mile actor Michael Clarke Duncan whom PETA said was enjoying “the best health of his life” after adopting a diet high in fruits, vegetables, beans, peanuts, and tofu.
CHRIS MASTERJOHN’S BLOG: Mother Nature Obeyed
Does Eating Egg Yolks Increase Arterial Plaque?
In this post Chris dissects the recent study purported to show that consuming egg yolks is almost as bad for our arteries as smoking cigarettes.
QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY SALLY FALLON MORELL
Q. I will be interviewed on the radio for my work and want to mention WAPF. Will you give me a quote to use on the radio or anytime for that matter?
A. The Weston A. Price Foundation shows the scientific validation of traditional foodways. WAPF advocates a return to pasture-based agriculture and old-fashioned nutrient-dense foods like eggs, butter, raw milk, cod liver oil and organ meats. WAPF has hundreds of local chapters that help people find pasture-based meats, eggs and raw dairy products from local farms. Visit our website at westonaprice.org.
Q. As a 1st grade teacher I want to provide my students with a healthy snack. What do you suggest for an inexpensive, low prep snack?
A. My suggestion would be chunks of cheese and pieces of fatty salami.
Q. Is palm shortening a healthy fat? What is the difference between the red and the other?
A. Yes, it is a stable, healthy fat. The processing removes the carotenes and other compounds, changing it from a red oil to a white oil. The red oil is healthier, but the taste is usually objectionable to westerners.
Visit Weston A. Price exhibits at these upcoming events! Thank you to the volunteers that staff these exhibits, providing important service for their community.
If you’d like to staff an exhibit in your area, please contact email@example.com
October 18 – 21 – Vienna, VA
International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine
Exhibitors – Chapter Leader Susan Blasko & Samantha Poyta
October 19 – 21 – San Luis Obispo, CA
Central Coast Bioneers Conference
Exhibitor – Chapter Leader Laureen Wallravin
October 20 – Columbia, SC
SC Autism Society Annual Conference
Exhibitor – Chapter Leader Rebecca Winans
October 26 – 28 – Greenville, SC
Sustainable Agriculture Conference
Exhibitor – Chapter Leader Rebecca Winans
October 27 – 28 – Herndon, VA
Take Back Your Health
Exhibitors – Chapter Leader Susan Blasko
November 1 – 3 – Columbus, MO
Small Farm Today
Exhibitors – Chapter Leader Shayna Fasken & Tim Bartin
November 9 – 11 – Santa Clara, CA
Weston A. Price Foundation
Exhibitor – Tim Boyd
November 17 – 18 – Los Angeles, CA
Exhibitors – Chapter Leaders Angela Karlan, Victoria Bloch & Marsha Youde
November 17 – Madison, WI
North American Biodynamic Conference
Exhibitors – Chapter Leaders Cindy & Pat Bice
November 17 – Winter Park, FL
Winter Park Harvest Festival
Exhibitors – Chapter Leaders Steve Moreau & Tom Reitz