About Us

Nourishing Ways of West Michigan (NWWM) is your local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF).  Its roots began when Grand Rapids native Karen Lubber’s young daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer.  During the fight for her life and well-being, Karen did extensive research into the cause and effects of cancer.  Inevitably, she found that food, what was in it and what was not, had a profound effect on her family’s health.  They discovered there is but one disease, and it is malnutrition.

Finding nutrient dense foods proved difficult for Karen at that time.  While attending a conference on alternative agriculture, Karen had time to spare and wandered into a workshop featuring Sally Fallon (the President of the WAPF).  Sally’s words rang true in a way that no other approach to food had.  Karen took home the principles of Sally Fallon’s book, Nourishing Traditions, and founded this local chapter—Nourishing Ways of West Michigan (NWWM) on her farm in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the late 1990’s.  Their daughter is now an adult and although she sustained brain damage and hearing loss from the medical intervention in the treatment of her cancer, she is currently abundantly healthy and a joy to be with.  Karen and her husband are grateful.

Although we no longer meet at the farm, we strongly believe in buying from local farms, eating nutrient dense foods and teaching others how to achieve radiant health.  We welcome all to come to our free monthly meetings every third Tuesday from Jan.-July 7:00-8:30pm, to learn the connection between the food our bodies need and optimal health.

Sincerely, The Nourishing Ways of West Michigan Board, and local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

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