The Concord Tri-Valley chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation is in beautiful Contra Costa County located in the East Bay Area near San Francisco. We serve Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and the Tri-Valley Area and beyond.
Myra Nissen applied to start the Concord Chapter become the Chapter Leader and in October of 2015, our first meeting was held January 20, 2016. The chapter name was changed to Contra Costa Tri-Valley in 2018 to better represent our membership. In Dec. 2022 Patricia Moore came onboard as co-chapter leader.
The chapter has regular meetings and activities to help members become familiar with local resources and to socialize with others interested in nourishing whole foods. We would love to have you join us at our next meeting or event. Please contact us if you would like more information about our chapter. Please join our email group.
If you are already attending our chapter meetings, please consider becoming a WAPF member. Although you do not have to be a member to attend meetings and events, we strongly encourage you to join WAPF. Click here to see all the wonderful benefits of joining! Ready to join? Click here to go to the Weston A. Price Foundation homepage, and then click “Become a Member.” Remember, there is no official membership for chapters, show your support by joining the Weston A. Price Foundation, and visit the chapter(s) of your choice.
Just want to learn more? Read the WAPF dietary guidelines below, and get started on the road to better health!
WAPF Guidelines for Nutrition and Health:
- Eat whole, natural foods.
- Eat only foods that will spoil, but eat them before they do.
- Eat naturally-raised meat including fish, seafood, poultry, beef, lamb, game, organ meats and eggs.
- Eat whole, naturally-produced milk products from pasture-fed cows, preferably raw and/or fermented, such as whole yogurt, cultured butter, whole cheeses and fresh and sour cream.
- Use only traditional fats and oils including butter and other animal fats, extra virgin olive oil, expeller-pressed sesame and flax oil and the tropical oils (coconut and palm).
- Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, preferably organic, in salads and soups, or lightly steamed.
- Use whole grains and nuts that have been prepared by soaking, sprouting or sour leavening to neutralize phytic acid and other anti-nutrients.
- Include enzyme-enhanced lacto-fermented vegetables, fruits, beverages and condiments in your diet on a regular basis.
- Prepare homemade meat stocks from the bones of chicken, beef, lamb or fish and use liberally in soups and sauces.
- Use herb teas and coffee substitutes in moderation.
- Use filtered water for cooking and drinking.
- Use unrefined Celtic sea salt and a variety of herbs and spices for food interest and appetite stimulation.
- Make your own salad dressing using raw vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and expeller-pressed flax oil.
- Use natural sweeteners in moderation, such as raw honey, maple syrup, dehydrated cane sugar juice and stevia powder.
- Use only unpasteurized wine or beer in strict moderation with meals.
- Cook only in stainless steel, cast iron, glass or good quality enamel.
- Use only natural supplements.
- Get plenty of sleep, exercise and natural light.
- Think positive thoughts and minimize stress.
- Practice forgiveness.