Weston A. Price was a dentist in the early 1900s who extensively researched nutrition and discovered what types foods are the basis of true health. He traveled all over the world studying what non-industrialized, traditional societies ate and what level of health they enjoyed. He then compared this with the increasing availability of modern, industrialized foods and the subsequent health problems these “displaced” foods cause. From his lab in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Price conducted pioneering research on the vital nutrients that are the foundation of good health, namely nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found in animal fats. His book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, is a nutrition and health masterpiece!
The abiding nutritional principles common in all traditional diets according to Dr. Price’s research include: local, seasonal and unprocessed foods grown or harvested without chemicals; pasture-raised animal products, including fats, organs, and blood; bone broth; fermented fruits and vegetables; properly prepared grains and legumes (soaked or sourdough); raw and fermented dairy products; and sacred foods such butter and fermented fish liver oil (such as cod).
The Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) is a non-profit organization with the mission of restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. The web site (westonaprice.org) has a plethora of information about optimal human nutrition and there are local chapters across the country that help connect people to quality foods in their area. These local chapters also provide education and community support to people who are seeking a healthy diet and lifestyle. Please join us in this journey to health; check out our facebook page and free to email us with any questions or comments at email@example.com.
Chapter Leaders are Leslie McLaughlin, Deb Palmer and Susan Guegan