Nourishing Ways of West Michigan (NWWM) is your local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF).
Our NWWM chapter goals:
- To help those in West Michigan learn how to nourish ourselves and our families with traditional foods
- To learn how to support our health and heal our bodies in safe, natural ways
- To meet with likeminded people and offer support to all
- To be an ongoing resource for finding local real food
- To empower you to bring others along with us on the journey!
Nourishing Ways of West Michigan (NWWM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating our community about nutrient-dense foods. This education embraces the ancient wisdom of traditional cultures as shown by the research of the Weston A. Price Foundation and written about in Sally Fallon’s book, Nourishing Traditions. As a local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation we work to connect local farmers with consumers. We provide information on local sources of organic fruits, vegetables, grains, pasture-fed livestock, eggs, dairy products, and how properly prepared foods may be integrated into your life.
Nourishing Ways of West Michigan 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 early 2000’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 our free monthly meetings to learn the connection between the food our bodies need and optimal health. Be sure to sign up at our Meetup page for our meeting schedule and any last-minute changes.
The Nourishing Ways of West Michigan Board, your local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation