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The Wisdom of Weston Price

The Wisdom of Weston Price

“In the 1930s, a dentist from Ohio {Westin A. Price, DDS} travelled the world to study the diets of indigenous peoples who exclusively ate local traditional foods. He compared their glowing good health, excellent bone structure, and mental stability to the Americans of his day, who were suffering from dental problems, mental illness, allergies, arthritis, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, digestive disorders and cancer. 

What Dr. Price discovered: 

  • Traditional diets contain abundant vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins A, D, and K2, found in seafood and the fat and organ meats of grass-fed animals. 
  • When indigenous people adopted processed and denatured foods such as white flour, sugar, canned foods, vegetable oils, and pasteurized milk, they developed the same chronic diseases that plague us today. 

Wise Foods for Healthy Families 

GOOD HEALTH IS OUR BIRTHRIGHT
Natural immunity, vitality, normal growth, an optimistic outlook, a keen mind, good bone structure, straight teeth and freedom from cavities, cancer, heart disease and chronic illness—this is our legacy when we eat foods provided by nature. 

MODERN FOODS DESTROY OUR HEALTH Most chronic diseases—including mental and behavioral problems—are caused or exacer- bated by modern diets. Evidence continues to mount linking chronic diseases with modern foods. Yet much nutritional advice today falsely promotes the consumption of processed food and makes us afraid to eat our ancestral foods. 

ANIMAL FATS ARE ESSENTIAL
Our bodies require nutrient-dense animal food, especially animal fats, for good health, generation after generation. Our cells, bones, brain, heart, lungs, kidneys and reproductive organs all require the nutrients found uniquely in animal fats to function properly. 

WISE FOODS WILL RESTORE YOUR HEALTH By consuming nutrient-dense foods, we can restore our own health and provide the gift of good health to the next generation. 

A TRUSTWORTHY SOURCE OF INFORMATION Our materials and website provide scientifically sound articles on the benefits of traditional foods based on research untainted by agribusiness and pharmaceutical industry money. We provide practical advice for returning nutrient-dense foods to family diets, and our local chapter leaders can help you locate healthy foods close to home. 

Wise, Healthy Foods 

• Butter, cream and whole raw milk
• Organ meats, such as liver
• Pasture-fed meats, dairy and eggs
• Wild fish, shellfish and fish roe 

• Organic vegetables and fruits
• Traditional lacto-fermented foods
• Healthy lacto-fermented soft drinks
• Homemade bone broths
• Properly prepared whole grains and traditional sourdough breads 
• Unrefined salt 

Foods to Avoid 

• Low-fat and fat-free products
• Modern soy foods
• Pasteurized, homogenized milk
• Margarine and trans fats
• Processed vegetable oils
• Dry breakfast cereals
• Artificial sweeteners and additives
• Fast foods and sodas
• Refined sweeteners and fruit juices
• White flour products
• Factory-raised meats and farm-raised fish 

Surprising Food Facts 

• Animal fats do not cause heart disease, cancer and obesity but actually protect us against these conditions. 
• Modern soy foods contribute to thyroid problems, digestive disorders and endocrine disruption.
• Low-fat diets can lead to many health problems, including emotional instability. 
• Vegetarians do not live longer; vegan diets do not protect against cancer and heart disease. 

Wise Foods for Sustainable Farms, a Clean Environment, and Local Prosperity 

NON-TOXIC FARMING in healthy, mineral-rich soil produces food that is free of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and hormones. 

PASTURE-FED LIVESTOCK are healthier animals that live outdoors eating green grass and soaking up sunshine to produce more nutritious meat, milk, eggs, and fat. 

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE depends upon millions of small family farmers who thrive by selling locally, who bring prosperity to rural communities and who also maintain open spaces for future generations. 

BIODIVERSITY is maintained through crop rotation and natural pest control as compared to the monocultures and soil depletion typical of large industrial farms using genetically modified organisms (GMOs). 

LOCALLY GROWN FOOD reduces transportation costs, traffic, packaging waste, pollution and dependence on foreign oil, while providing fresher foods and healthier local economies. 

LOCAL VALUE-ADDED products such as cheese, butter, raw milk, sausage, bone broth, artisan sourdough breads and healthy lacto- fermented beverages and condiments bring prosperity to small towns and rural areas.” — Excerpt from www.westonaprice.org website


Weston A. Price (September 6, 1870 – January 23, 1948) was a Canadian dentist known primarily for his theories on the relationship between nutrition, dental health, and physical health.

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