Weston A. Price & Nourishing Traditions
Sally Fallon Morell is founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, founder of A Campaign for Real Milk and author of the best-selling cookbook Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats. She is also the author of The Nourishing Traditions of Baby & Child Care and Nourishing Broth. Sally is with us to discuss the culinary customs of our ancestors and wise food choices that contribute to excellent overall health. She begins with the story of Dr. Weston A. Price, a dentist who studied nutrition and traveled to remote parts of the globe looking at dental health and overall health. Dr. Price discovered that groups who consumed foods with high levels of the fat soluble vitamins A, K & D had excellent teeth and general health. Sally explains how the foods that are commonly consumed today are missing the proper fats that supply these vital nutrients, leading to an appalling epidemic of chronic disease, infertility and children who suffer the consequences of parents with poor nutrition. We talk about the importance of grass-fed animal fats, the dangers of pasteurized dairy products, and the detrimental effects of following a vegan diet, particularly during pregnancy. Then, Sally explains the basic rule of nature and how flooding the body with foods that deplete vitamins, minerals and fats along with restricting essential fats leads to disease. We consider the harmful effects of fluoride as well as the vilification of raw milk. We end by looking at the importance of cholesterol and fats for healthy brain functioning, the long-term, damaging effects of GMO foods, and ways to integrate the wisdom of the ancients into our daily nourishment.
Books or Other Material
Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats
Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World
The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care