I was introduced to the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) about 8 months ago when my son and daughter-in-law went to one of their regional conferences. They not only enjoyed it and were exposed to quite a bit of information, but they also spoke personally with Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride the author of Gut and Psychology Syndrome. It was that conversation that brought Jessica home filled with such contagious excitement, that I too was filled with hope at the possibility of physical recovery.
The Weston A. Price Foundation was begun in 1999 and is an organization whose purpose is to spread the research findings of nutrition pioneer, Dr. Weston Price. He found optimum physical health occurred only as humans “consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats.” According to their website:
The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. It supports a number of movements that contribute to this objective including accurate nutrition instruction, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community-supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting and nurturing therapies. Specific goals include establishment of universal access to clean, certified raw milk and a ban on the use of soy formula for infants.
This is a wonderful resource website and I would encourage you to visit. Under the “Health Topics”tab you will find many articles dealing with issues, such as, “ABC’s of Nutrition”, “Cod Liver Oil”, “Book Reviews” and “Knowing Your Fats”, just to name a few. The foundation publishes a quarterly magazine, Wise Traditions, that is full of timely articles dealing with nutrition, scientific research and political activism updates.
There are local chapters throughout the country. To find one in your area, go to the “Find a Local Chapter” tab on the homepage and select your state. You will then be able find a chapter in your area. Each local chapter has a volunteer leader through whom you can find resources, such as, locally grown produce, raw milk and raw milk products, pastured meat, farm fresh eggs and more. If there is not a local chapter in your area, why not consider starting one? That is exactly what my daughter-in-law, Jessica, and I did. The South Plains area of Texas had no local chapter so, we began one! Now, we can provide a resource list for people in our area wishing to find nutrient dense foods in the area
Not only does the WAPF provided another way to meet people with a desire to return to traditional real foods, it also provides a wealth of information. I hope you will take advantage of it!