The West Buncombe local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation organized in 2019. Our purpose is to build the Weston Price community in Western North Carolina, along with local and sustainable farms, nutrient dense foods, supportive healing arts, and other resources for a nourished life.
Please join us in a resolution: Make a point of spending at least half your food budget to purchase directly from farmers and artisans. The forces of consolidation and monopoly in the food industry are tightening the noose, especially for dairy farmers. There is really only one way to fight back, and that is to buy direct and support your local farmer … With the other 50 percent, you can celebrate how small the world has become, enjoying healthy foods from the world over.
Dr. Weston Price was an Ohio dentist and leading oral health researcher. In the 1930s, he traveled around the world to study still-isolated tribes who were reported to have exceptional teeth.
What he found greatly exceeded his expectations. These “primitive” peoples were enjoying health far superior to that of the “civilized” folks back home. It wasn’t just teeth, which were beautiful, strong and straight, even to the grave, though never touched by a dentist. It was also whole health, skeletal structure, mental well-being. from birth and throughout life. Dr. Price’s 1939 classic, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, followed.
Real food was the lost link. There was no ONE diet. But it turned out that traditional foods, while naturally different in each bio-region, were far more nutritious than the increasingly processed, denatured products taking over the modern table.
Well. Since then, most “food” has not improved. And our health is plagued with unprecedented inflammatory diseases, which, including tooth decay, are clearly linked with a heavily processed, low-nutrient diet.
Thankfully, Dr. Price’s life-changing work continues. The Weston A Price Foundation provides education, research and activism in the Wise Traditions of foods that are nourishing, satisfying, and delicious. So you can get the most from your food!