In Defense of Traditional Food
The Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) is responsible for my turn around of health five years ago. I had been teaching a class on nutrition at my church and thought I really knew all about that topic. So, in preparing to teach this class, I went online for resources, etc. That's when I discovered WAPF. At first, I was very offended by what I read: "Saturated fat is good for you"; "Cholesterol is not a danger to your health"; "Low-fat foods cause many health problems"; "Poly-unsaturated fats are to blame for heart disease"; and on and on and on.
But with each of these bold claims, there was a terrific amount of research documentation to back it up. It all began to make sense, especially as I considered that the foods this organization supported as healthful were the very foods that our Creator had given us to eat. And the foods that were dismissed as promoting illness were man-made foods.
It wasn't long before I was so convinced that I began eating this "traditional diet" and within 2 months, my health had taken a dramatic turn for the better. Because of that, much of my time for the last 5 years has been used to teach others about this way of eating in hopes of improved physical health for those who desire to learn. Franziska's Pantry is a written testimonial of that also.
So, in defense of traditional foods, please consider the following three videos. Sally Fallon, the president of the Weston A. Price Foundation and author of Nourishing Traditions Cookbook is the speaker. These are excerpts from her classes at the Eighth Annual Conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation. She has certainly done her homework and you will benefit greatly from listening to her culinary wisdom.
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