As you can tell, I am thrilled to be at the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) conference in Anaheim right now! This is the group that sent me to Kenya last summer. I love the emphasis they have! The WAPF folks are the ones who talk about:
- eating real, whole foods like our ancestors did
- avoiding packaged, processed foods full of artificial flavorings, colorings, and partially-hydrogenated oils
- enjoying natural fats (praise the lard)
- including in your day-to-day meals fermented foods like pickles, curtido, sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha
- sipping bone broths
- drinking raw(some) milk
These are foods that have nourished people for millennia. They keep our bodies functioning at their optimal level, strengthening the immune system, and helping us avoid all sorts of diseases and chronic issues. The WAPF principles (learning from the wisdom of generations past) are not a diet, per se. Thank goodness, because I shudder when I think of diets. Especially when I think about how the first three letters of the word are d-i-e. Nope, the principles just point to delicious, sustaining, life-giving, health-preserving foods. It's not about deprivation, but about what you can eat. And what you CAN eat just happens to taste AMAZING. Yes, I am gushing (though, it's actually more like drooling right now!)
Check out the pics below for a glimpse of what it's been like here at the conference this week!
The Foundation has asked me to host their weekly podcast come January! I'm so excited! It's going to be called Wise Traditions and it will feature conversations with nutrition experts, doctors, authors, and regular people like you and me who have seen improvements in their life and health since incorporating the WAPF principles.
Already at the conference, I've had the privilege of speaking with Charlotte Smith, a woman whose son had eczema. She sought out raw milk for his healing (and it worked, by the way). Now she owns her own micro dairy in Oregon! I spoke with Dr. Cowan, a holistic physician, who advocates healthy skepticism when it comes to our health information. "Don't believe anybody. Don't believe me," he added. And I spoke with Sandra Van Gilder, a woman who pursued a career in physical therapy because she felt like an 80 year-old when she was in her 20's due to exercise injuries and inflammation. Now she can move about and run without hindrances.
I'm so eager to tell you about our conversations, but I think it'd be better if you hear what they have to say for yourselves! So, stay tuned for details on how to access and subscribe to the podcast! This is going to be simply a fabulous opportunity to learn, in brief 30-minute segments, how to make changes that will benefit you for a lifetime!
This is Hilda Labrada Gore, signing off, on behalf of the Wise Traditions podcast. Eat well, be well!