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Wise Traditions

English, Health / Medicine, 446 seasons, 474 episodes, 4 days, 19 hours, 7 minutes
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Looking to improve your health? The Wise Traditions podcast embraces traditions from the past for optimal health today! The key is to nourish our bodies with nutrient-dense food, not processed, food-like products. Health coach Hilda Labrada Gore, known as Holistic Hilda, is the host and producer of the show. She conducts down-to-earth interviews with leading health and wellness experts (scientists, doctors, farmers, physical therapists, and more) to uncover practical tips that you can incorporate into your life today. This podcast is brought to you by the Weston A. Price Foundation, committed to wise traditions in food, farming, and the healing arts.
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475: Nurturing Our Sons

Normal boy behavior is too often pathologized and drugged and medicated. When our children "act out" or "act up," it doesn't mean that they have poor behavior, a learning disability or a mental illness. It actually indicates that they are in distress and it's up to us as adults to investigate the cause of the behavior and to attempt to meet their needs.   Laurie A. Couture is a licensed mental health counselor and the author of "Instead of Medicating and Punishing" and "Nurturing and Empowering Our Sons." Today, she addresses the crisis our boys (and all of our children, really) are facing when it comes to physical and mental health. Laurie offers sound advice for supporting and nurturing our children through appropriate diet and attention. She makes specific recommendations for what foods to avoid to protect their health (like refined sugar and soy) and how to help them deal with trauma (like using protocols like EMDR, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).   Visit Laurie's website: laurieacouture.com Join the Weston A. Price Foundation email list Check out our sponsors: Maui Nui Venison and the New Biology Clinic
5/20/202441 minutes, 37 seconds
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474: Realize What's Happening In The Sky

When you look up, you may see streaks or stripes in the sky that don't seem to dissipate, like contrails of the past. If you're concerned about what's happening in our sky and how it's impacting humanity, you're not alone. Matt Landman created the documentary "Frankenskies" to draw attention to weather modification, aerosol injections, and geoengineering programs that are affecting the health of the land, sky, and the people on this planet.   On today's podcast, Matt goes over what first drew his attention to the matter and why he is so passionate about informing people about the spraying that has been ongoing and especially prevalent since 1992. He covers which chemicals are being sprayed and what they do to us. And he also explains why so many people deny this ongoing program and agenda that is jeopardizing our health and autonomy. Finally, he challenges us to begin taking our health into our own hands with simple steps that take us from consumerism to activism.   Check out Matt's websites: actualactivists.com, frankenskies.com, sperogear.com Follow the Wise Traditions podcast on your favorite podcast app See our sponsors: Earth Runners and School of Lunch
5/13/202442 minutes, 58 seconds
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473: Virus FAQs

How can we be sure viruses don’t exist? What about the “patient 0” who transmits diseases at the start of nearly every pandemic? And do germs and microorganisms exist? What’s making us sick, if not these things? Dr. Samantha and  Dr. Mark Bailey are the authors of “The Final Pandemic” and today they answer frequently asked questions about viruses. They explain how the medical community has been unable to prove that viruses make us sick or that they even exist in the first place. They also answer questions about the use of antibiotics and about whether germ theory and terrain theory can possibly coexist. Visit Sam and Mark’s website: drsambailey.com Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation Check out our sponsors: Nutrition Therapy Institute and Polyface Farms Two Days of Truth summit
5/6/202450 minutes, 26 seconds
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472: Question The Virus Narrative

Animals, climate change, the Wuhan lab, and germs and viruses. All of these are convenient scapegoats when looking to blame something/anything for sickness and disease. But what if they're not to blame? Is it possible that the mainstream narratives are leading us in the wrong direction? Drs. Samantha and Mark Bailey are physicians and the authors of "The Final Pandemic". In their book and in today's interview, they point to flaws in our understanding of viruses and disease.   Sam and Mark once held the mainstream beliefs about sickness and viruses. After all, they were educated about germs and diseases in medical school. But the events of 2020 led them to do a deep dive into virology, where they found no proof that viruses exist or that they cause illness. They then scoured the history books and found a pandemic playbook of sorts that had been used repeatedly throughout history, to "create pandemics" and then present the so-called solution of "necessary" vaccines to eradicate them. Their findings are startling and may lead many to question the virus narrative, as they have.   Visit Sam and Mark's website: drsambailey.com Follow this podcast or download our Wise Traditions podcast app. See our podcast FAQs Check out our sponsors: Lytebalance and the New Biology Clinic
4/29/202450 minutes, 37 seconds
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471: Address Gut Distress

Do you struggle with bloating, diarrhea, anxiety, acne, and even depression? These can be symptoms of gut issues, along with more well-known conditions like GERDs, Crohn's, Irritable Bowel Syndrome.   Dr. Loredana Shapson of LifeMod Solutions goes over the obvious and not-so-obvious symptoms that can let us know that something is amiss with our guts. She dives into causes--that can range from pesticides in our food supply to chlorine in our water--and offers simple tips for long-term and immediate relief that she uses with her clients. She also points out which medications to avoid because of the havoc they create in the gut and what foods to include in the diet that are especially gut health-friendly. Finally, Loredana reminds us that our immune system, hormones, metabolic health and brain health all improve when we address our gut issues.   Visit Loredana's website: lifemodsolutions.com Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation Check out our sponsors: Maui Nui Venison and Pluck
4/22/202444 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Missing Element For Your Health

Our air is contaminated. We're so disconnected from the earth. We often get more artificial light than natural light in our daily routines. And this situation is threatening our health. What can we do to turn things around? Thaddeus Owen, of the Primalhacker brand and the Corporate Escape Artist podcast, has some brilliant ideas for how to go about it. He has concrete ideas for upregulating our detoxification pathways, for example, to manage our polluted air. He offers suggestions for finding pristine sources of pure water for our bodies and for recharging ourselves as our ancestors did, with sunshine and earthing, among other ideas. Based on the five elements from traditional Chinese medicine, Thaddeus walks us through how to ground ourselves in more than one sense of the word. Visit Thaddeus' websites: primalhacker.com and howtoescapecorporate.com Download the Wise Traditions podcast app on your iOS or Android phone! See our Podcast FAQs Check out our sponsors: One Earth Health and Holistic Hilda  
4/15/202446 minutes, 40 seconds
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Building A Nourishing Asian Kitchen

Sophia Nguyen Eng was in the tech world when she decided to make a dramatic shift. She left her high-paying corporate job, exchanged it for a homestead with chickens and sheep, and began cooking real food for her family. The next thing she knew, she was working on "The Nourishing Asian Kitchen" cookbook in an attempt to preserve the rich culinary traditions of Vietnam, China, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries.   Today, she tells us what drove her shift. She talks about her family's health concerns (like her husband's eczema or her mother's heart issues), where she began to overhaul her kitchen (hint: in the spices, sauces, and oils in the cabinets) and how we can make similar shifts for health and healing. She also describes which recipes are the easiest to attempt from her cookbook for the Asian cooking novice and why eating out at Asian restaurants can be problematic.   This episode was recorded in front of a LIVE audience of Weston A. Price Foundation members.   Visit Sophia's website: sprinklewithsoil.com Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation Go to realmilk.com for information on raw milk See our sponsors Paleo Valley and Optimal Carnivore
4/8/202442 minutes, 28 seconds
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468: Agribusiness Takeover

Industrial farming is on the rise and small farmers are being put out of business. But this isn't a coincidence or an unfortunate accidental side effect of progress. Dutch investigative journalist Elze van Hamelen suggests that there is a deliberate campaign to control the land and our food supply, that is not only damaging our health but ripping apart communities, traditions, and families. Among other topics on today's episode, Elze digs into the Rockefeller Foundation's initiative to "Reset the Table," the "30 x 30 land conservation" plan, the history of land consolidation in the Netherlands (which she never learned about in school) and more. She also discusses a surprising way we can support small farmers who are at risk of losing their land and push back against the worldwide propaganda that promotes the idea that small farming is bad for nature and for humanity. Visit Elze's website: vanhamelen.eu Register for the Wise Traditions conference in the fall of 2024 Check out our sponsors: Nutrition Therapy Institute and the New Biology Clinic
4/1/202436 minutes, 21 seconds
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Pharma Food

Is there biotech food on your plate? Foods derived from cell-cultures or made in a lab? How would you know if there was? Elze van Hamelen is a researcher and journalist, and today she covers the topic of "pharma food". This is, in essence, her term for the takeover of our food supply, as we know it, by the tech industry, that results in pseudo foods like lab-grown meat, precision fermentation, and "milk without a cow". Elze unveils today what pharma food looks like, who's backing it financially, and why. She explains why it's problematic and toxic, actually, and how her extensive research compelled her to change her own diet. She also offers insights into what we can do to defend our food freedom and what to look out for when it comes to these so-called "novel foods". Visit Else's website Subscribe to and visit our Weston A. Price Foundation YouTube channel Check out our sponsors Maui Nui and Pluck
3/25/202440 minutes, 42 seconds
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Build Muscle To Stay Strong & Live Long

Maintaining and building skeletal muscle mass is great for strength today...and tomorrow. Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, the author of "Forever Strong" explores today how to go about building muscle mass and why. She goes over its preventative effect against "diseases of aging", like cancer, diabetes, and obesity. She specifies which exercises are actually the most effective for muscular health and what dietary choices are critical as we age. She even gets into if there's such a thing as acquiring TOO much muscle on the body and what to do if arthritic pain and/or illness makes exercising difficult in the first place.   Check out Gabrielle's website: drgabriellelyon.com Subscribe to Wise Traditions on your favorite podcast app Find more resources at westonaprice.org See our sponsors: Optimal Carnivore and Vintage Tradition
3/18/202440 minutes, 36 seconds
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465: Factory Farms Vs. Regenerative Farms

You may have heard of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) or "factory farms", but what is REALLY happening on these conventional farms? What is the mindset of the animals? How are they treated? And does this affect the quality of the meat in any way? Guest Will Winter is a veterinarian and the co-founder of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. He is a herd consultant with "feet on the ground" on conventional and regenerative farms. Today, he reveals the differences he has noted from start to finish, revealing insights on how the animals are cared for, what vaccines they receive, what happens with their waste, and how this affects our health and the health of the planet.   Visit Will's website for more info: willwinter.com   Go to westonaprice.org for more resources on regenerative agriculture and sustainable farming practices.   Check out our 12 Spoons Restaurant Rating site. See our sponsors: Offally Good Cooking and One Earth Health
3/11/202450 minutes, 5 seconds
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Repair And Reset Your Body With Safety Signaling

To set your body up for healing, it needs to feel it is safe. Safety signaling frees up "bandwidth" for your nervous system to repair and reset. Dr. Olivia Lesslar is a medical doctor who specializes in neuro optimization. Today, she explains how to make space for your body to heal with safety signaling. She offers concrete tips that she has successfully used with her own patients to get them into the parasympathetic healing state, like scanning the horizon and eating meals at the same time everyday. She also tells the story of her own journey and how safety signaling helped her body heal on multiple levels.   Visit Olivia's website: drolivialesslar.com - https://www.drolivialesslar.com/ Go to westonaprice.org for more resources - https://www.westonaprice.org/#gsc.tab=0 For our resources in Spanish go here: WAPF en español - https://www.westonaprice.org/espanol/#gsc.tab=0 Check out our sponsors: Paleo Valley - https://paleovalley.com/promos/wise-traditions-multi-product-page?utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=podcast and Optimal Carnivore - https://www.amazon.com/optimalcarnivore
3/4/202439 minutes, 5 seconds
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463: A Fresh Approach To EMFs, Smart Meters, 5G, & Vaccines

You have the right to protect your health and your home. Whether it is unsafe trespassing technology or other unwanted interventions, Josh Del Sol Beaulieu and Cal Washington today discuss how to reclaim your authority against technologies like EMFs, 5G, smart meters and vaccinations. Josh is the man behind the documentary "Take Back Your Power" and Cal is the co-founder of the InPower Movement.   Together, Josh and Cal cover how to protect your privacy, financial future, health and freedom in a time when these are being increasingly threatened on a global scale. They offer specific action steps that are practical and efficacious, in addition to explaining their spiritual philosophy that keeps them focused and empowered.   Go to the guests' websites for more information: takebackyourpower.net and inpowermovement.org Visit westonaprice.org for more resources and take the 50/50 pledge at westonaprice.org/50-50-pledge Check out our sponsors: One Earth Health and Marithyme Seafood Company
2/26/202441 minutes, 56 seconds
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Sacred Hunting

Is there anything "sacred" about hunting? What can it teach us, technically, emotionally, or spiritually? Kyle Kingsbury, former MMA professional and Human Optimization Director at Onnit, talks about the lessons he's learned from hunting that have influenced his perspective on his relationship to nature, his own masculinity, and ancestral wisdom.   Check out Kyle's website: kingsbu.com Go to realmilk.com for info on raw milk See our sponsors: Optimal Carnivore and Vintage Tradition
2/19/202439 minutes, 50 seconds
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How Sugar Messes with Your Health

Are you addicted to sugar? Do you feel your blood sugar dip when you haven't eaten? Do you get hangry? If you're struggling with any of the above, or with insulin resistance or weight gain, this episode is for you. All of these are signs that you may need to curtail your refined sugar intake and help your body stabilize by avoiding refined sugar. Dr. Weston A. Price called sugar a "displacing food of modern commerce." Too often it takes the place of more nourishing fare. It's also highly addictive. Today, Sally Fallon Morell, President and Founder of the Weston A. Price Foundation, offers specific suggestions for how to make some simple shifts. She discusses the ways sugar impedes good health, but also how we have healthier options to help satisfy our natural sweet tooth without compromising our health. Towards the end of the episode, we read our "Sugar Alert!" brochure which we are offering for free this week (see link below). Visit Sally's blog: nourishingtraditions.com Get the free Sugar Alert brochure this week! Check out our sponsors: Marithyme Seafood and Pluck
2/12/202427 minutes, 51 seconds
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460: What You Need To Know About The HPV Vaccine

If you are considering getting the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine, or having your teenager or young adult get it, you need to first understand why the vaccine was created in the first place, the risks involved with getting the vaccine (compared to the risk of contracting HPV) and how cervical cancer can be prevented through nutrition and lifestyle changes. These are exactly the things that Dr. Nathan Riley reviews on today’s podcast. He offers insights for all of us on the financial incentives for pharmaceutical companies developing vaccines, the dangerous side effects of the HPV vaccine, in particular, and what he has learned about the risks and outcomes for those who do get the HPV vaccine and for those who do not.   Check out Nathan’s website: belovedholistics.com Join the Weston A. Price Foundation email list See our website for more resources: westonaprice.org Visit our sponsors: Paleo Valley and Optimal Carnivore
2/5/202438 minutes, 11 seconds
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459: Dietary Propaganda In India

India is NOT a vegetarian nation. Only about 20% of the population does not eat meat. However, there is a growing anti-meat movement in India that is negatively impacting many in that country. Today, Dr. Sylvia Karpagam goes over the societal, governmental, and corporate forces that are a part of the propaganda wave. The efforts include banning eggs and meat from school lunches.   Dr. Sylvia is a public health doctor and human rights advocate who explains how the traditional caste system in India plays a part in the biases against meat. She also covers the current state of nutrition and well-being in that country, how far some go to penalize meat eaters, and how and why some are promoting a nutrient-poor, cereal-heavy diet to those who are most in need of nutrient-rich foods.   Check out Dr. Karpagam's blog: drsylviakarpagam.wordpress.com - https://drsylviakarpagam.wordpress.com Follow Weston A. Price Foundation on these platforms: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/westonaprice/, Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wisetraditions, MeWe - https://mewe.com/join/westonapricefoundationmembersgroup, Telegram - https://t.me/westonaprice , and YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@TheWestonAPrice See our sponsors: Optimal Carnivore - https://www.amazon.com/optimalcarnivore and Vintage Tradition - https://www.vintagetradition.com/
1/29/202436 minutes, 42 seconds
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458: Get Your Kids Outside

Ginny Yurich, author of "1000 Hours Outside" and "Until the Streetlights Come On" challenges parents to help their children choose "green time" over "screen time."  And considering how much time all of us spend on screens, this is a challenge indeed. Today, Ginny offers suggestions for how to make the great outdoors more enticing for our children. She talks about the changes that unstructured play, outside, has made for her children and her own life.   She covers the benefits of outdoor time for children's physical and mental health and the development of their social skills. And she gives specific ideas for overcoming their reluctance (and our own) to get outside in the first place.   Visit Ginny's website: 1000hoursoutside.com Check out our raw milk website: realmilk.com Find more resources at our website: westonaprice.org Visit our sponsors: One Earth Health and Marithyme Seafood Company
1/22/202435 minutes, 7 seconds
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457: Let The Science Speak

Do you ever wish there were a study comparing outcomes of vaccinated and unvaccinated infants, children, and adults? There have been hundreds of these studies. The results are peer-reviewed and published and have been compiled by our guest today, Dr. Brian Hooker. Brian lets the science speak in the course of this podcast interview and as the co-author of the New York Times best-selling book "Vax-Unvax: Let the Science Speak." He shares the conclusions of numerous studies that show the difference in health outcomes between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. He also covers specific issues with the flu shot, thimerosal in vaccines, vaccines for pregnant women, and more. This may be just the episode you've been waiting for if you've wanted some clear-cut data to share with those who have never seen such studies contrasting vaccinated and unvaccinated populations in black and white.   Visit childrenshealthdefense.org for more information. See our website for more resources: westonaprice.org Purchase our Healthy Baby Journal Check out our sponsors: Optimal Carnivore and Offally Good Cooking
1/15/202445 minutes, 33 seconds
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456: Why You Need Lard In Your Diet (And On Your Skin)

Lard mimics our natural skin oils. It has the same ph balance and lipid balance as our skin does. This is one reason we might want to consider not only cooking with it, but using it for skin care! Charles Mayfield, author, regenerative farmer, and founder of Farrow (lard-based skincare) today explains how lard is good for both our health and our skin.   He goes over lard’s nutrient profile, why it’s been maligned or misunderstood for so long, and how he stumbled into discovering its wonders himself. Charles also offers simple tips for healthy living, inside and out!   Check out his website: farrow.life - https://farrow.life/ Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation - https://www.westonaprice.org/why-join/ Support our sponsors Paleo Valley - https://paleovalley.com/promos/wise-traditions-multi-product-page?utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=podcast and Pluck Seasoning - https://shop.eatpluck.com/pages/wise
1/8/202438 minutes, 13 seconds
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455: Lost Wisdom Of The Tribes

The Karen tribe in Thailand. The Daasanach in Ethiopia. The Mount Hagen festival in Papua New Guinea. Mary Ruddick, a nutritionist, researcher, and adventurer, describes what she learned during her field research among indigenous people groups this summer. She goes over what buoys good health and what weakens it, the traditions we would do well to emulate, and the modern conveniences we should eschew. She also describes her “throne of health” framework for optimizing our health, wherever we may live.   For more from Mary, visit her website: EnableYourHealing.com To order Wise Traditions conference recordings: WiseTraditions.org/recordings Check out our sponsors: Marithyme Seafood and Optimal Carnivore
1/1/202439 minutes, 13 seconds
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454: Best Of 2023

Do you want to better your sleep? Learn more about seed oils? Discover what Pfizer knew but didn't reveal about their mRNA shot? The most popular Wise Traditions podcast interviews of 2023 focused on just these topics. which are highlighted in this episode. This "Best of 2023" features segments from a conversation with Naomi Wolf of Daily Clout on the Pfizer Documents, a discussion with Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, on seed oils, and an interview with Devin Burke on how to improve sleep.   The full-length interviews are here: 403 Better Sleep with Devin Burke 406 Avoid Seed Oils with Sally Fallon Morell 421 Pfizer Documents Exposé with Naomi Wolf   Visit our guests' websites: Naomi Wolf - dailyclout.io Sally Fallon Morell - nourishingtraditions.com Devin Burke - devinburke.com   Subscribe to the Weston A. Price Foundation YouTube channel  Check out our sponsors: Offally Good Cooking and Optimal Carnivore  
12/25/202338 minutes, 17 seconds
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453: Feeding Your Family The Wise Traditions Way

Where to start to nourish our family well? How do we make the time and develop rhythms to feed the family ancestrally? How can we incorporate more nutrient-dense foods on a regular basis? What if the family isn't "into it"? How do we handle moving in this direction, when the whole world seems to be going the other way? We posed these questions to a panel of experts at the Wise Traditions conference in Kansas in October 2023. Maureen Diaz, Hilary Boynton, Christine Muldoon, and Sally Fallon Morell were the panelists of wise women, who have much experience and over 20 kids collectively! Maureen leads God's Good Table. Hilary Boynton is an author and the head of School of Lunch. Christine Muldoon, from the Modern Ancestral Mamas podcast, is head of Nourish the Littles. And Sally Fallon Morell is the founder and president of the Weston A. Price Foundation. On this LIVE podcast, they tackle these questions and more. They address how to handle picky eaters, how to meal plan, and how they handle feelings of loneliness and challenge. They even share their secret tools of the trade, along with mistakes they've made along the way. We hope this live interview inspires you to continue to nourish your family well.   Check out our panelists' websites: Maureen Diaz - godsgoodtable.com Hilary Boynton - schooloflunch.com  Christine Muldoon - nourishthelittles.com  Sally Fallon Morell - nourishingtraditions.com  Join the Nourishing Our Children community: nourishingourchildren.org/groups Check out our sponsors: Paleo Valley and Optimal Carnivore
12/18/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 24 seconds
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452: Start Small: A Conversation With Doug And Stacy

What would ever possess a couple to live off grid, with no electricity, no plumbing, and so removed from civilization? For Doug and Stacy, it started with small changes that they began to make to improve their health. Little by little, the small shifts they incorporated–such as replacing a plastic shower curtain and changing the timing of meals–took them closer and closer to a lifestyle that was sustainable, fulfilling, health-enhancing and ultimately, yes, off grid. Over time, they lost weight, eliminated brain fog, and regained energy and vitality. This couple, most known for their YouTube channel “Off Grid with Doug and Stacy”, shows us what’s possible. They remind us that good health is attainable through small steps. And that such steps just might get us to live to the ripe old age of 120, whether we go completely off grid or not.   Check out Doug and Stacy’s website: offgridwithdougandstacy.com Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation at westonaprice.org Visit our sponsors: Pluck and Optimal Carnivore – https://www.amazon.com/optimalcarnivore
12/11/202349 minutes, 23 seconds
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451: Change Your Mindset About Menopause

Menopause is inevitable. Suffering is optional. So says our guest gerontologist and biohacker, Zora Benhamou. Zora is the host of the "Hack My Age" podcast, and she reminds us today that through our mindset and lifestyle choices we can make menopause a smooth, even empowering chapter of our life. She covers the various stages of this life transition for women (peri-menopause, post-menopause, and everything in between) and offers insights and tips for managing them. She also talks about what a taboo subject menopause is in many cultures. Finally, she reminds us there's nothing to fear about it and suggests we can disrupt ageist stereotypes at every age and stage.   Check out Zora Benhamou's website: hackmyage.com   Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation at westonaprice.org (and use the code pod10 for $10 off)   Visit our sponsors: Paleo Valley  Optimal Carnivore
12/4/202349 minutes, 47 seconds
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450: Fall Sampler Supersode

Binders escort toxins out of the body. Pine gum is an ancient remedy for parasites. Seed oils are to be avoided in our children's diet. Eating less meat will not help the environment. Children's Health Defense is an advocacy group committed to protecting our children on multiple levels.   These are some of the topics highlighted in today's supersode. It's bonus content that has not been previously published, with insights from guests we've featured in recent months. You'll hear from Adam Parker, Vani Hari, Judith Schwartz, Laura Villanti, and Mary Holland. And you'll be empowered to detox, improve your diet, and find resources for healthy living for you and your family.   Check out our guests' websites: Adam Parker - YourIdealDay.com Vani Hari - FoodBabe.com Judith Schwartz - JudithSchwartz.com Laura Villanti - athomewithwellness.com Mary Holland - childrenshealthdefense.org Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here - https://www.westonaprice.org/why-join/ (and use the code Pod10 for a $10 discount)  
11/30/202333 minutes, 22 seconds
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449: Stop Counting Calories. Count Nutrients Instead

For too long we've been obsessed with calorie-counting. It's high time we started counting nutrients instead. Dianne Koehler is the owner and Director of the Nutrition Therapy Institute (NTI) in Colorado. Today, Dianne helps us get a handle on what to look for when it comes to feeding ourselves and our families nutrient-dense food.   She goes over the building blocks of nutrition. She explains why we must carefully evaluate claims on packages and advice from governmental agencies about what to eat. She goes over how to determine which foods actually serve us best and how to identify foods that deserve the label “superfood”. (Hint: these are foods that offer the most nutrient-density and come from animal products that are well-sourced). In sum, she gives tips for making better choices in the day-to-day. And along the way she tells about the a-ha that led her to abandon her vegan diet for a more nutrient-rich one, for her and her family.   Go to Dianne's website: ntischool.com SIgn up for your first nutrition course: ntischool.com/wisetraditions Make the 50% pledge on our website: westonaprice.com - https://www.westonaprice.org/50-50-pledge/#gsc.tab=0 Check out our sponsors: Offally Good Cooking's Liver Lover Challenge - https://liverloverchallenge.com/masterclass and Optimal Carnivore - https://www.amazon.com/optimalcarnivore
11/27/202347 minutes, 14 seconds
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448: What You Need To Know About The Latest Covid mRNA Shot

11/20/202336 minutes, 32 seconds
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447: How To Tell If You Have Parasites (And What To Do About It)

Itchiness. Indigestion. Digestive issues. Allergies. Asthma. Brain fog. Even food sensitivities. All of these could indicate that there is a parasite imbalance in the body. Laura Villanti, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and the founder of At Home with Wellness, helps guide you to determine how to test for parasites, the most effective protocols for eliminating them, and how to become a “bad host” for them. Laura goes over, in detail, why not all parasite testing is accurate and which she recommends the most. She explains the role of parasites (yes, nature has a task for them) and how an imbalance can lead to trouble and what to do about it. She gets specific about how to avoid getting parasites in the first place, with simple tips, like thoroughly washing produce, maintaining a clean home, ingesting specific herbs, and also making sure that our beloved pets don’t accidentally transmit their parasites to us.   Visit Laura’s website: At Home with Wellness – https://athomewithwellness.com For parasite testing go here: Parasitology Center Inc. (PCI) – https://www.parasitetesting.com Parawellness Research – https://parawellnessresearch.com Klinghardt Autonom Response Testing – https://chunginstitute.com/autonomic-response-testing Join the Weston A. Price Foundation email list – https://secure.westonaprice.org/CVWEB_WESTON/cgi-bin/memberdll.dll/openpage?wrp=customer_new_contact.htm Check out our sponsors: Pluck – https://shop.eatpluck.com/pages/wise Optimal Carnivore – https://www.amazon.com/optimalcarnivore
11/13/202343 minutes, 31 seconds
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445: Raw Milk Near Me

When was pasteurization introduced and why? Should adults drink raw milk? What nutrients does it contain? And where can I get it?   If you're intrigued by raw milk, you've come to the right place! Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, today answers all of these questions and more. She also gives an update on which states in the U.S. (nearly all, except for four) have legalized its sale. And she explains how raw milk is nature's most complete food (and a fragile one that should be treated with care).   Check out Sally's blog for more information: nourishingtraditions.com - https://nourishingtraditions.com/ Find raw milk near you in the U.S. at realmilk.com - https://www.realmilk.com/ See our website for more resources: westonaprice.org - http://westonaprice.org/ Visit our sponsors: Dr. Tom Cowan's New Biology Curriculum - https://drtomcowan.com/ Nutrition Therapy Institute - https://ntischool.com/wisetraditions/ and Optimal Carnivore - https://www.amazon.com/optimalcarnivore
10/30/202334 minutes, 14 seconds
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444: How (And Why) To Detox

Non-native electro-magnetic frequencies (EMFs). PFAs (forever chemicals in the air and food). Heavy metals. Mold. These are just some of the toxins in our environment that assail us. And that we need to get out of the body so that it can function optimally. Today's guest is Adam Parker, a detox expert and the host of the Your Ideal Day podcast.   He reviews simple steps to detox (including dry brushing and rebounding) and more intense protocols (like flushes, cleanses, and enemas). He goes over the use of castor oil, olive oil and lemon juice, dandelion root and chamomile as part of the detox process. In sum, he explains the how and the why behind detoxification and makes a strong case for its use, especially if you're feeling "stuck" with no explanation for your health concerns.   Visit Adam's website for more resources: youridealday.com - https://youridealday.com/ See our website for more podcast episodes and resources: westonaprice.org - https://www.westonaprice.org/#gsc.tab=0 Check out our sponsors: Baja Gold Salt - https://bajagoldsaltco.com/ Offally Good Cooking - https://offallygoodcooking.com/  Optimal Carnivore - https://www.amazon.com/optimalcarnivore 
10/23/202340 minutes, 58 seconds
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443: Cultivate Mindfulness To Navigate These Times

How can you develop mindfulness beyond meditating on a mat? Are there ways to start to tap into your intuition? And how can these tools (along with critical thinking) help us navigate turbulent times?   Ora Nadrich is the author of “Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity” and “Time to Awaken.” She is also the founder and president of the Institute for Transformational Thinking. Today, she offers insights on what we've been through in recent years and how to keep going and growing in the midst of the panic, fear, and uncertainty. She talks about how to develop discernment to distinguish the difference between illusions and reality and she offers ideas for cultivating calm when anxiety seems to be lurking around every corner.   Visit Ora's website: oranadrich.com Register for the Wise Traditions conference (or simply for the livestream: wisetraditions.org) Check out our sponsors: Paleo Valley and Optimal Carnivore    
10/16/202339 minutes, 7 seconds
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442: Return To Real Food

There are so many ingredients on food labels that are unrecognizable to us. This likely means that they are unrecognizable to our bodies, as well--which means that they're harming rather than helping us. Vani Hari, known as the Food Babe, is a best-selling author and activist that is dedicated to uncovering what's in our food and how it's affecting us, so that we can be empowered in the supermarket, restaurant, and in our own kitchens, to nourish ourselves well. She covers the importance of avoiding food dyes, "natural flavorings," and refined sugars, as a starting place. She talks about the personal ramifications of going after the food industry and revealing its secrets...and why she remains undaunted. Lastly, she offers timely advice for feeding the family well and why, as far as she's concerned, the 80/20 "rule" (eating well for 80% of the time) doesn't cut it anymore.   Visit Vani's website and look for her latest book "Food Babe Family": foodbabe.com Register for our Wise Traditions conference: wisetraditions.org Check out our sponsors: Pluck Organ Seasoning and Optimal Carnivore
10/9/202345 minutes, 46 seconds
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441: Could Your Lawn Become a Food Forest?

 Most American lawns are lovely...but not exactly an efficient use of space. What if we made the most of the land, helping to turn it into a source of sustenance for our families and communities? We could use permacultural principles to understand the land and collaborate with current ecosystems to help bring about its full potential. So says guest Jim Gale of Food Forest Abundance. On today's episode, Jim talks about how to get started with small shifts: how to decide what to plant and where to get started exactly. He also covers the importance of protecting ourselves against food shortages through better land management. And how we might cross our own mental barriers to start to explore this somewhat alternative lifestyle.   Visit Jim's website: foodforestabundance.com Register for our Wise Traditions conference at wisetraditions.org Check out our sponsors: Paleo Valley and Optimal Carnivore  
10/2/202333 minutes, 38 seconds
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440: Cows Save The Planet

Cows have gotten a bad rap in recent years. Their flatulence and burps have been cited as contributing to climate change. But what if that's not the case? What if, in fact, cows are actually helping save the planet? Judith D. Schwartz is a journalist and the author of “Cows Save the Planet.” Today, she sheds light on how much we need for cows for healthy soil. She describes the diversity of such soil (that the cows enrich) in detail, highlighting the soil's micro and macro diversity (including "mega fauna" such as earthworms)! She reminds us that the very minerals we seek for our children (often in the form of multivitamins) are found in the soil. Judith points out the critical role cattle play in cultivating such richness and how it benefits the world both today and tomorrow. Visit Judith's website: judithdschwartz.com Register for the Wise Traditions conference. Check out our sponsors: Offally Good Cooking and the FREE Liver Lover Challenge and Optimal Carnivore
9/25/202341 minutes, 19 seconds
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439: What If Germs Don't Cause Disease?

Germ theory doesn't hold water upon close examination. Shots against disease are worthless. Dr. William Trebing equips us today to stand strong against the mantra that "vaccines are safe and effective." And to defend our rights and the rights of our children against inoculations. Dr. William Trebing is a board-certified chiropractic physician with a specialty in neurology and radiology who has been in private practice for thirty-eight years. He is the author of "Goodbye Germ Theory." Today, he dispels germ theory, while uncovering other malevolent efforts to propagate untruths to the detriment of our health. Check out Dr. Trebing's videos on BitChute Register for the Wise Traditions conference Check out our sponsors: Paleo Valley and Optimal Carnivore
9/18/202343 minutes, 56 seconds
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438: Reduce Waste For A More Sustainable Lifestyle

We've been told to recycle, repurpose, and reuse to reduce waste. But do our efforts make any difference? Is there a way to reduce the amount we generate, in the first place? And why does it matter?   Jill Winger is the author of “Old Fashioned on Purpose” and the host of the podcast by the same name. Today, she offers insights about how to reduce our waste. She gives both the why and the how. She discusses the problem waste creates in our own homes and for the planet. She notes, for example, that 40% of the oceans are now covered in plastic! She also offers ideas for reducing the waste we produce in our homes—by avoiding buying cheap products that end up more quickly in landfills, for example.   For more resources, visit Jill's website: theprairiehomestead.com Register for the Wise Traditions conference Check out our sponsors: Pluck and Optimal Carnivore
9/11/202338 minutes, 14 seconds
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437. Mom's Tool Kit Of Natural Remedies

How do you address stomach aches, sleep issues, bee stings, and more? Erin O'Donnell, author of "Fully Alive," shares what has worked for her family for all of the above. Her natural tool kit remedies include chamomile tea for calming the nervous system (and avoiding pinkeye), tart cherry juice for lowering inflammation, and even getting naked in the garden (or at least as naked as possible).  Erin offers practical tips throughout the episode and also discusses her son's tongue tie and the changes that resulted once it was corrected. She also discusses the surprising deleterious health effects of a seemingly innocuous change in her family's home environment. Check out Erin's website: fullyalivefamilies.com Register for the Wise Traditions conference in Kansas City, MO. See our sponsors: Paleo Valley and Optimal Carnivore
9/4/202342 minutes, 28 seconds
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436: Behind-The-Scenes Summer Sampler

What do guests say when the mic is turned off? What additional insights do they offer? This behind-the-scenes bonus episode features guests from full-length episodes published earlier this year. We hear from: Carrie Bennett, Kristen Files, Kate Kavanaugh, Dr. Tom Cowan, and Daniel Griffith. We cover the topics of electron depletion, muscle testing, cooking at home, dealing with hard truths, and an extreme approach to healing. For more resources, visit our website:  westonaprice.org And check out our guest's websites: Carrie Bennett – carriebwellness.com Kristen Files – forestcreekwellness.com Kate Kavanaugh – groundworkcollective.com Dr. Tom Cowan – drtomcowan.com Daniel Griffith –  danielfirthgriffith.com Want to hear more? Check out the full-length episodes with each guest on our podcast page: westonaprice.org/podcast
8/31/202332 minutes, 44 seconds
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435: Remove Limiting Beliefs And Move From Dis-Ease To Ease

How can we rise above limiting beliefs or our present circumstances? How is our mindset tied to our health? And how can we renew both our minds and core being to realize our full potential? Peter Crone, also known as the Mind Architect, is a writer, speaker, and thought leader in human awakening and potential. Today, he shines a light on the lies or stories we tell ourselves or submit to that don’t serve us. Peter explains how inadequacy and insecurity can lead to sickness or dis-ease. And he offers insights for learning to live in a way that enables us to face life differently and experience true freedom and peace. Visit Peter's website: petercrone.com Register for the Wise Traditions conference in Kansas City. Check out our sponsors: Offally Good Cooking's Liver Lover Challenge and Optimal Carnivore.
8/28/202341 minutes, 51 seconds
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434: From Vegetarian To Butcher

What could possibly persuade someone to go from vegetarian to butcher? Kate Kavanaugh tells what shifted in her that led to this profound lifestyle and dietary change. Kate is indeed a butcher, and also a farmer, and the host of the Mind, Body, and Soil podcast, among other initiatives. Today, she shares insights on our place in the complex web of nourishment. Among other things, she conveys her realization that what we eat becomes us, in a very real sense; how the seasons affect the fat and protein on an animal’s body; and how uncomfortable we feel with the death of animals…and just plain death, period. Kate also gets practical as she explains the process of processing (what happens to our meat before it hits our table) and how to find farms near us, wherever we live. Visit Kate's websites: groundworkcollective.com and westerndaughters.com and her podcast  Mind, Body, and Soil Make the 50% pledge - resources on our website: westonaprice.org Check out our sponsors: Paleo Valley and Optimal Carnivore  
8/21/202341 minutes, 42 seconds
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433: Gender Dysphoria

What is causing gender confusion? Can anything be done to prevent it? Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, covers today how to promote healthy hormonal function, covering material found in the Wise Traditions journal from the winter of 2022. Sally reviews the fact that nutrition is foundational for optimal hormonal function. She advises that we eat a diet replete with the right fats, whole raw milk, and include plenty of red meat and eggs from pastured animals. She discusses the hormone disruptors found in our food and environment: including seed oils and plastic. She also talks about the problems with sex change operations and puberty-blocking drugs. (Please note that this conversation may not be suitable for the littlest ears.) Purchase your copy of Wise Traditions Journal Winter 2022 Edition Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation Check out Sally's blog at nourishingtraditions.com Listen to Wise Traditions podcast 260 with Dr. Anthony Jay: Life in Plastic...Not Fantastic See our sponsors: Pluck and Optimal Carnivore
8/14/202328 minutes, 38 seconds
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432: Bucking The Mainstream System

Do you ever question the mainstream narrative about health, food, and the government? When you do, what do you do? Do you go with your gut or with the public agenda? What if you disagree with where it's taking you? How do you resist? The late Ronnie Cummins explains how to buck the system on multiple levels. Ronnie is the founder and former director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a long-time activist, protestor, and author. Ronnie passed away in April of 2023, but in May 2022, he shared his take on the state of world affairs, the importance of local, organic food, and how to live healthily in this contaminated world. Ronnie wasn’t just referring to toxins in our physical environment, but also in overreaching government, pharmaceutical companies, and leaders who collaborate to further their own interests in place of the interests of humanity. Ronnie offers insights today on how to buck the system and escape the mainstream ideological paradigm. Visit the Organic Consumers Association Spread the word! Share our Wise Traditions podcast link. Check out our sponsors: Paleo Valley and Optimal Carnivore
8/7/202336 minutes, 34 seconds
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431: Still Sick? The Sun Can Help

Brain fog. Low energy. Digestive issues. Anxiety. All of the above could simply be symptoms of a lack of natural sunlight. Carrie Bennett of the Quantum Body Collective today covers the many benefits of sunlight: how it can help heal the gut, sync our circadian rhythm, and set off a cascade of proper hormonal function for improved health and mood.   Carrie gets specific about the hormones that get “turned on” by the sunlight and their effect on the mood and body. She also explains how those who are fair-skinned or sun-shy can approach getting more sunshine, and she even has advice for those whose eyes are sensitive to its light and feel like they need to wear sunglasses all the time.   Visit Carrie's website: carriebwellness.com Register for our Wise Traditions conference in October 2023 Check out our sponsors: Pluck and Optimal Carnivore
7/31/202342 minutes, 6 seconds
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430: Why "Regenerative Agriculture" Is Not Enough

Regenerative agriculture has been hailed as the solution for restoring the health of the soil...and the entire planet. But this label--"regenerative agriculture"--is limited in its scope. A new paradigm may be needed for true healing to occur. Daniel Griffith, author, co-manager of Timshel Wildland and President of the Robinia Institute, today calls us to consider a shift in how we perceive our relationship to the land and to ourselves. He reminds us that we ARE the earth and the soil, in many respects, and that we need to heal in ways we may not have previously understood. Returning to our roots may lead us down a new path, that has no label. He reframes the conversation about farming and healing in today's discussion. Daniel also shares insights about his own health story and how he went from physically broken to restoring his natural balance and renewing his health. Visit Daniel's website: danielfirthgriffith.com Find your local WAPF chapter leader (and real food near you) Check out our sponsors: Offally Good Cooking's Liver Lover Challenge  and Optimal Carnivore
7/24/202345 minutes, 58 seconds
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429: Myth-Busting Modern Biology

Question everything. This is the challenge of Dr. Tom Cowan, author, podcaster, and proponent of the "new biology." Tom suggests that our current understanding of modern biology is based on a number of assumptions that we need to reexamine. Today, Tom busts myths (and perceptions) related to the covid virus (and viruses, in general), spike proteins, and the idea that humans can be genetically modified. He calls into question the notion that cell membranes have receptors, the concept of the human "virome," the idea of specific antibodies, and even our understanding of the body’s immune system! Tom points out fallacious thinking in scientific circles. And he makes a strong case for a need to re-think viruses, contagion, and many other aspects of modern biology.  Visit Tom's website: drtomcowan.com Check out "Nourishing Traditions" by Sally Fallon Morell in Spanish ("Tradiciones Culinarias") Check out our sponsors: Paleo Valley and Optimal Carnivore
7/17/202346 minutes, 24 seconds
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428: Toxic Superfoods: Identify And Avoid Oxalates

So many innocent-looking "healthy" foods (even so-called "superfoods") could be actually compromising your health! Carrots, beets, spinach, and cashews, for example. These plant foods, and others, contain oxalates that trigger inflammation, steal minerals, destroy connective tissue and lead to a host of problems like kidney stones, arthritis, joint pain, osteoporosis, and oxidative stress in the body. Sally Norton, the author of Toxic Superfoods: How Oxalate Overload Is Making You Sick--and How to Get Better today reviews which foods to avoid (including potatoes, figs, nuts, some berries, and, yes, even chocolate) and what to do if you have symptoms of oxalate overload.   Visit Sally's website: sallyknorton.com Join the WAPF email list. Check out our sponsors: Upgraded Formulas and Optimal Carnivore
7/10/202339 minutes, 19 seconds
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427: Address Adrenal Fatigue

Many of us walk around feeling drained, tired and depleted. What would it look like if we had the energy we longed for? No more afternoon crashes? No more brain fog? Kristen Files is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Master Restorative Wellness Practitioner and the head of Forest Creek Wellness. Today, she talks today about adrenal fatigue, what leads to it, and how to address it. She covers identifying the symptoms, which can present as an inability to "turn off" at the end of the day, a lack of motivation, or procrastination. She also tells her story of how she was "born tired" and what shifts she noticed as she addressed the root causes of adrenal fatigue. Finally, she offers ideas for how to help heal and regulate your physiology. Visit Kristen's website: forestcreekwellness.com Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation Check out our sponsors: Green Pasture, Paleo Valley, and Optimal Carnivore
7/3/202334 minutes, 14 seconds
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426: Defending Bodily Autonomy

It is unethical, immoral, and inappropriate for an individual, business, institution, organization, or government to force a person to put something into their body, or on their body, against their will. The Health Freedom Defense Fund, led by Leslie Manookian, is defending our right to bodily autonomy in the United States. They have won significant cases against the executive branch in the U.S. and currently have cases against Nike, Disney, and LAUSD. Their objective? To protect the constitutional rights of those who have simply been denied their rights to bodily autonomy. Some were denied religious exemptions from vaccinations; others were harassed for refusing to comply with mandates. Still, others were obligated to wear masks by the CDC (that only has the power to recommend courses of action, not to mandate them). Today, Leslie describes how her group seeks justice and defends our rights. She shares the hurdles they face and what successes they’ve had. She also touches on what she foresees down the line in terms of mandates and potential victories over them. Visit Leslie's website: Healthfreedomdefense.org Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation Check out our sponsors: Green Pasture, Upgraded Formulas, Optimal Carnivore
6/26/202346 minutes, 39 seconds
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425: How Vegetable Oils Destroy Our Health

Vegetable oils (A.K.A seed oils) are pro-oxidative, pro-inflammatory, toxic, and nutrient-deficient. And they are virtually everywhere--used for cooking meals in restaurants, in our processed foods, condiments, and more. These oils create mitochondrial dysfunction that inevitably leads to different health conditions, including obesity, coronary heart disease, cancers, type 2 diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer's, age-related macular degeneration, autoimmune conditions, and more.   Dr. Chris Knobbe, author of "The Ancestral Diet Revolution," sounds the alarm that seed oils are the primary driver of these health issues. He points to countless studies and data that make this case. And he also offers solutions, pointing out what foods to avoid (like pork and chicken from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, for example, and certain nuts and seeds) and other strategies to help reduce omega-6 fatty acids in the body and restore our health.   Check out Chris Knobbe's website: CureAMD.org Register for our Wise Traditions conference in October 2023 See our sponsors: Earth Runners, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
6/19/202341 minutes, 23 seconds
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424: Biohacking The Ancestral Way

Biohacking is trending: it's the art and science of optimizing the environment inside and outside of you to take control of your biology. This sometimes means using modern tools (or hacks). But this doesn't mean buying the latest and greatest gadgets, necessarily. Tim Gray is one of the most prominent biohackers of our time and the founder of the Health Optimisation Summit in the U.K. Today, he explains why the simplest "biohacking," like a nutrient-dense diet, plenty of sunshine, and sufficient sleep--offer the best foundation for our health. He also shares the serious health crisis that precipitated him to take his health into his own hands. He gets specific about detoxing protocols he used, enumerating those that provided the greatest benefit. Finally, he reminds us why we would do well to remain open-minded about new approaches to healing. Check out Tim's website: summit.healthoptimisation.com Get the FREE WAPF info pack See our sponsors: NTI School, Upgraded Formulas, Optimal Carnivore  
6/12/202345 minutes, 21 seconds
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423: The Scoop On The COVID19 Shot

Even though the covid "health emergency" has officially ended, lots of questions remain. The COVID19 shot is still being recommended by the CDC for inclusion on the childhood vaccination schedule. Boosters are continually encouraged. And one-third of private businesses still have COVID19 shot-related mandates in place. Dr. Larry Palevsky, a holistic pediatrician, has been questioning all of the above (and the shots themselves) since the beginning. He has witnessed the deleterious effects of the COVID19 injection, as have countless healthcare workers. Larry, today, tells us what is shifting, in terms of healthcare practitioners' view of the injections and the health care system, itself. He also shares protocols for detoxing from the shot, and how to build a strong health foundation, come what may. Visit Dr. Larry Palevsky's website: DrPalevsky.com Register for the WAPF Wise Traditions conference in Kansas City, MO - https://www.wisetraditions.org/ Check out our sponsors: Earth Runners, Paleo Valley, and Optimal Carnivore
6/5/202338 minutes, 15 seconds
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421: Pfizer Documents Exposé

In March 2022, the court ordered the release of Pfizer documents, but they were lengthy and overwhelming--very challenging for the average person to go through, let alone understand. Daily Clout, a successful civic tech company, gathered over 3000 scientists and doctors to comb through them and analyze them, and what they found is truly astounding. Naomi Wolf is the CEO and co-founder of the Daily Clout, and today she goes over what the analysis of the documents revealed: the Pfizer mRNA injection causes a host of side effects, including death, stroke, infertility, neurological symptoms, covid itself, and clotting. The shots negatively impact human reproduction. They shed and transmit spike proteins through inhalation, skin contact, and sweat from the vaccinated to anyone. Worst of all, evidence indicates that Pfizer did not just turn a blind eye to these results, as if they were unintended consequences. According to the experts who analyzed the documents, Pfizer expected these results and intentionally sought to harm the world's populace. Visit Naomi Wolf's Daily Clout. Order the War Room/Daily Clout Pfizer Documents Reports Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation Check out our sponsors: Earth Runners, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore Register for Two Days of Truth at Polyface in June with our podcast host Hilda Labrada Gore
5/22/202355 minutes, 54 seconds
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420: The Enemy Of Weight Loss

 What are the enemies of weight loss? Dr. Guillermo Navarrete, known as Nutrillermo, today identifies what they are and how to fight them for better health. He addresses sugar addiction and how to overcome it. Dr. Navarrete exposes the cozy relationship between BIG AG, BIG FOOD, and BIG PHARMA and how that is influencing our food choices. And he reveals the parallels between a mother's breast milk and what nourishes us, as adults, best. He also shares his own personal issues with weight gain (and loss) and what he's doing today to keep the numbers down and his health up (hint: it has to do with eating nutrient-dense animal products). See Dr. Navarrete's website. Register for the event at Sally's farm on May 21. Check out our sponsors: NTI, Upgraded Formulas, Optimal Carnivore
5/15/202351 minutes, 24 seconds
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419: True Midwifery

What is the history of midwifery? Why has this profession been villainized in the past and how is it seen today? Is it legal in all states? What is transcendent about birth...and death? And how does it help to have someone present to assist? Lindsey Meehleis addresses all of the above. Lindsey is a board-certified midwife who was recently featured in the Heart & Soil movie "Nourished." She addresses the controversy of the way the movie starts: with two contrasting placentas. One from a mother who was well nourished, and another who was not. She also describes her commitment to making sure the baby's arrival is as safe and smooth, as possible. And why she believes we need to return to the model of womb-to-tomb care for tending to the sick and those who are arriving and departing from this planet. Lindsey is part of the "remembering" of honoring life, death, and everything in between. Visit her website:  lindseymeehleis.com Join our WAPF email list Check out our sponsors: EarthRunners, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore Watch "Nourished: Nutritional Wisdom for a Healthy Pregnancy" on YouTube
5/8/202343 minutes, 9 seconds
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418: Is Small Farming Sustainable?

In 2022, Vermont had 130 organic farms. Just one year later, there are only 60, with another 30 expected to go out of business in the next 12 months. How can we turn things around? And is small farming actually sustainable? Cynthia and Rich Larson of Larson Farm in Vermont are grass dairy farmers that are working on the sustainability of their own farm and of those around them, too. They know that sustainability has to do with more than just what works for the land. It must also be valuable for the community and economically sustainable for the farmer. This is one reason they have joined hands with a local Land Care Community of 17 grass-based dairies in Vermont. They are a group that wants to leave the land in better shape than when they found it. They are working to improve the ecosystem, protect the watershed, reduce pollution and regenerate the soil. They use modern equipment and strategies for facing farming challenges. Rich and Cynthia today tell their story about that partnership, how and why they transitioned from commercial farming to organic, and why they invite others to get into farming, too. Check out their website: larsonfarmvt.com Make the 50/50 pledge to support local farms Visit our sponsors Haven Holistic Health, Upgraded Formulas, Optimal Carnivore
5/1/202333 minutes, 46 seconds
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417: Where Physical, Emotional, And Mental Health Meet

Depression. Arrhythmia. Stress. Emotional burdens. How can we address our complex health conditions? And how is the physical related to the mental and emotional components of wellbeing? And is it best to address issues with conventional or unconventional protocols?   Anette Ruiz is a holistic health coach and communications specialist. Alberto is a certified permaculturist and talk show host. Today, they tell their story of facing seemingly insurmountable health crises. Anette had moderate-to-severe depression; Alberto, a heart condition. Their island got hit by Hurricane Maria, and their stress levels went through the roof.   They discuss today how they faced these experiences and what they learned through them--particularly how they have incorporated tools for holistic living that address the physical, mental, and emotional health of the body. Among other topics, they cover how to recognize the symptoms of depression, the power of gratitude, and why they will not use a microwave oven.   P.S. We're so glad to have Anette and Alberto tell their story. We want you to get to know them, in part because they will soon be the new hosts of our Spanish "sister" podcast: Tradiciones Sabias!   Follow Anette and Alberto on Instagram: @amar.eternosestudiantes Listen to our Spanish podcast: Tradiciones Sabias Find WAPF's Spanish resources Check out our sponsors: Earth Runners, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
4/24/202337 minutes, 20 seconds
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416: LIVE: Food, Farming And The Healing Arts

How do you celebrate the 10 million download milestone for the Wise Traditions podcast? With A LIVE podcast recording on a farm! Listen in on our conversation with top-of-the-line experts on our favorite topics: food, farming, and the healing arts, in front of an audience of about 130 of our closest friends/biggest fans. Among a number of topics, we discuss the easiest way to get organ meats in the family, how raw milk heals, the joys and woes of farming, and how the best pharmacy on the planet is found in the space between your two ears! Our panelists (and their respective websites) are: Hilary Boynton - schooloflunch.com Tania Teschke - bordeauxkitchen.com Sally Fallon Morell - nourishingtraditions.com Jesse Straight - whiffletreefarmva.com Robin Shirley - takebackyourhealthretreats.com Navin Hettiarachchi - navinhealth.com Follow us on Instagram @westonaprice  for details on how to enter to win two tickets to our Wise Traditions conference in Kansas City this fall! Register for the Wise Traditions conference here: wisetraditions.org Check out our sponsors: NTI School, Upgraded Formulas, Optimal Carnivore
4/17/202345 minutes, 34 seconds
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415: Normalize Eating Organ Meats

Still unsure about organ meats? A lot of people are! Today you can learn a framework for how to prepare them, how to introduce them to picky eaters, and why they are excellent sources for energy, clarity, and the ability to set and accomplish goals. Janine Farzin from Offally Good Cooking even tells us her own story of how she went from disliking organ meats to now craving them...and how her kids love them now, too!  Visit Janine's website: offallygoodcooking.com Check out our 11 Wise Traditions Dietary Principles See our sponsors: Earth Runners, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore  
4/10/202336 minutes, 51 seconds
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414: More Dangerous Than A Snakebite

What could possibly be more dangerous to your health and life than a rattlesnake bite? Vaccinations. Our guest, Curtis Cost, the author of "Vaccines are Dangerous," explains why shots have more serious consequences than many may have initially realized. Curtis describes problems, beyond "side effects," that can arise not only from the covid-19 shot, but from all shots. Conditions like autoimmune dysfunction, asthma, allergies, and other debilitating issues that result from injections are often not perceived as triggered by vaccines. Curtis connects the dots. He also goes over why he's especially passionate about getting the message out about the inherent dangers of these shots to the African American community. Visit vaccinesaredangerous.blogspot.com for more resources from Curtis Check out WAPF's 11 Principle booklet and web pages See our sponsors Haven Holistic Health, Upgraded Formulas, Optimal Carnivore
4/3/202340 minutes, 10 seconds
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413: Improve Fertility With Vitamin A

Appropriate nutrition can enhance fertility. Specifically, vitamin A has a critical role to play in reproductive health. Its presence in the body can improve the chances of conception. And its absence can impede the process.  Pam Schoenfeld, a registered dietician with a specialty on family and reproductive nutrition, today shares her experience and research for improving fertility simply by increasing vitamin A intake, as a starting point. She goes over how to recognize the signs of deficiency and how to incorporate foods that offer the best sources of vitamin A, like eggs, liver, raw milk, and fish eggs. She also gets specific about what vitamin A does for the reproductive system of both men and women and how it facilitates conception.  Visit Pam's website: Women and Family Nutrition  Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation
3/30/202359 minutes, 21 seconds
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412: Viruses Broken Down

For most of our lives, we’ve been taught that viruses make us sick. But there is important evidence that has been overlooked by both virologists and the public. Today, Alec Zeck, the Executive Director and Founder of the Way Forward, breaks down viruses. He reviews the history of virology, the assumptions behind the science, and explains where we've gone wrong in our understanding of what causes ill health. His conclusions, based on his extensive research, paint a very different picture of the "pandemic" of recent years and offer insights for the days ahead. This is an episode that may challenge what many of us thought we knew about viruses. Visit Alec's website: The Way Forward Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation Check out our sponsors: Serenity Farm Bread, Paleo Valley,  Optimal Carnivore For more resources on viruses: Study on Amphotericin B:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3194987/ Study on Gentamicin toxicity: https://sciendo.com/downloadpdf/journals/arls/1/1/article-p111.pdf Study on COVID death risk factors: https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2021/pdf/21_0123.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2p5g4KXqdUY948K7YxZhc3X2A3PFA_j3tYqxhaYRVN2vZKQijGzpF_KBs Study on COVID hospitalizations:  https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7010e4.htm?s_cid=mm7010e4_w&fbclid=IwAR2h17JKDqYLejoonQj_H7bXtu8-PGDlMnWA8Tym8ZfI5GugRx6QgkxvoiA COVID data on comorbidities:  https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm?fbclid=IwAR2KYI1QdB5uoE6Shgv0B-a3YrNfuchCxf85UbysPxk4KKUvKkvpzAowQVQ Alec's presentation, Debunking the Nonsense:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPSViaPCGrM&t=2776s Amazing resource on all things virology: https://viroliegy.com/
3/27/202339 minutes, 52 seconds
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411: Urine Therapy Explained

What if urine isn't a waste product? Did you know that, for centuries, it was considered a "golden elixir" for healing? Amandha Vollmer today describes the history and practice of urine therapy and how it has been used as a remedy over the centuries for resolving diseases, blood clots, infections, and skin issues. Urine, we now know, actually contains stem cells---undifferentiated cells that promote healing and regeneration.   Amandha addresses why it's worth getting over the "ick" factor to apply this beneficial therapy, topically and internally. Visit Amandha's website: yummy.doctor or healingwithdmso.com Request a copy of a back issue Wise Traditions journal Become a member of WAPF (and use the code pod10 for $10 off) See our sponsors: RaOptics, Second Spring Foods, Optimal Carnivore
3/20/202341 minutes
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410: Eat Like Your Health Depends On It

What would it look like to eat as if our health depended on it? What would we need to change? Steve Campbell, a cattle consultant running Tailor Made Cattle, had an accident that turned his whole world upside down. He realized that to heal properly, he needed to change his diet, and this led him to look at the provenance of his food and the health of the soil. What he has learned along the way is that what works for farmers and cattle ranchers works for human beings too: the power of epigenetics (lifestyle and dietary changes to support health), how to live "organic by design" (as opposed to by default), and how to foster an environment (on the land and in the body) that supports diversity, good health, and life. Visit Steve's website: Tailor Made Cattle Check out WAPF's 12 Spoon Restaurant Rating site: 12 Spoon Restaurant Rating Project See our sponsors: Paleo Valley, Serenity Farm Bread, and Optimal Carnivore.
3/13/202335 minutes, 15 seconds
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409: Off Grid in Brazil

What would it be like to live in the Brazilian Amazon for over 20 years, off grid, 18 hours away from any hospital, hardly speaking the language, while simultaneously running a cattle ranch? John Carter of Aliança Da Terra today describes the many lessons he and his wife gleaned from their time there. From the health and happiness he observed among his neighbors, the Kamayurá Indian, to the negative influence of the government and corporations that he saw unfold over the years. Visit his website: aliancadaterra.org for more information on his team’s efforts to preserve the land, while also cultivating it. Check out our resources in Spanish: WAPF en Español See our sponsors: Second Spring Foods, Ra Optics, Optimal Carnivore
3/6/202338 minutes, 24 seconds
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408: Homeopathy: A Medical System Worth Saving

What difference can a homeopathic remedy make? And why should consumers care about and protect their rights to access homeopathic medicine? Paola Brown and Laura Held of Americans for Homeopathy Choice answer these questions and more on today’s podcast. They explain how, at one time in the United States, half of the medical schools, colleges, and hospitals relied on homeopathic remedies for restoring health. But today, the FDA is considering ruling homeopathic remedies as “unapproved drugs” and consequently granting themselves the right to pull them off the shelves. Why the policy shift? And what can we do about it? Our guests describe several courses of action. Visit Paola and Laura’s website: homeopathychoice.org Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation (and use the code "pod10" to join for only $30 for the year!) Check out our sponsors: Paleo Valley, Serenity Farm Bread, and Optimal Carnivore!
2/27/202329 minutes, 7 seconds
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407: Build The 4th Phase Of Water In The Body

The human body is over 2/3 water, but it's not the water you get from the tap. It's also not a solid, liquid, or gas. Dr. Gerald Pollack, scientist, researcher and author, explains the Fourth Phase of Water that is in the body. He goes over what it is exactly, how we can build more of it (through certain foods and light exposure) and how it helps us age more slowly and live more healthily. Visit his website: pollacklab.org Join our podcast celebration at Sally Fallon Morell's farm Check out our sponsors: Second Spring Foods, RaOptics, and Optimal Carnivore
2/20/202345 minutes, 4 seconds
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406: Avoid Seed Oils

The bottles of yellow oil on the supermarket shelves are labeled heart-healthy but they are in actuality damaging for our health (and the heart). These seed oils are unstable fats extruded from seeds that are not meant for human consumption. They are deodorized and colorized to make them look and taste appealing, but they are rancid and difficult to digest. They can (and do) lead to a host of health conditions from obesity, to cancer, to diabetes, to premature aging. Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, describes the issues with these oils: canola, safflower, sunflower, soy and more. Sally explains how to spot the seed oils in our foods and how to swap them out of the diet. Visit Sally's website for her blog: nourishingtraditions.com Follow WAPF on social media! See our sponsors: Serenity Farm Bread, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
2/13/202329 minutes, 39 seconds
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405: COVID Shot Fallout

Did you receive the COVID shot and experience any adverse events? Do you know anyone that was injured or died unexpectedly after receiving the shot? Mark Skidmore, an expert in public finance and policy evaluation, has been scouring reports from vaccine manufacturers and the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System to get answers. He has even conducted a survey to pose the very questions above. His goal? To try to get a handle on just what the fallout has been (so far) from the COVID vaccination initiatives in the U.S. He communicates what he's learned on today's episode. Visit Mark's website: mark-skidmore.com Join the WAPF email list Check out our sponsors: Second Spring Foods, RaOptics, Optimal Carnivore 
2/6/202340 minutes, 10 seconds
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404: Protect Our Farms...And Our Food

Meat and poultry shortages. Skyrocketing prices on eggs. Scarcity of dairy products on supermarket shelves. The last few years (and months) have revealed how fragile the food infrastructure is in the United States. What options do we have to help us secure good food, from reliable sources? Judith McGeary, the founder of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, offers insights on our options. Today she sheds light on how to protect the small farmer for the benefit of our communities, and our health. She covers the importance of purchasing from local farmers with regenerative farming practices. She discusses how governmental regulations favor industrial large-scale farming and how we can contact policymakers to make farming more accessible and less expensive for the small farmer. In sum, she offers practical steps we can take to make a healthier future, in every sense of the word, for all of us. Check out Judith's website: farmandranchfreedom.org Take the 50% pledge! See our sponsors: Serenity Farm Bread, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
1/30/202344 minutes, 55 seconds
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403: How to Get Better Sleep

How do caffeine and alcohol affect sleep? Is it better to skip a late-night workout, if it's going to shortchange our sleep? Do melatonin supplements work? Devin Burke, the author of The Sleep Advantage, coaches high achievers and exhausted insomniacs all over the world to get better sleep. Today he coaches us, answering the questions above and offering his insights on how to improve our sleep quality. Devin tells us why sleep is essential for improved energy, performance, and good health, and he offers practical tips for getting deeper, more restorative sleep (even if the time in bed doesn't change). Devin shares his 3-2-1 sleep method--a simple approach that has helped countless people sleep more profoundly. Finally, he reviews the relationship between our sleep quality and stress levels during the day. And he warns us of the risk we take with our health when we don’t prioritize sleep. Check out Devin's website: devinburke.com Get a free copy of the Wise Traditions journal. See our sponsors: Smart Dots, RaOptics, Optimal Carnivore
1/23/202335 minutes, 43 seconds
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402: Dealing With Emotional Baggage (Part 2)

Our subconscious mind knows exactly what is wrong with us and what we really need to thrive. And connecting with it has the potential to help us release emotional baggage and enjoy new levels of health. Dr. Bradley Nelson, author of “The Emotion Code” and “The Body Code,” today expands on the ideas we discussed in last week’s podcast episode (part 1). He tells stories of patients with undiagnosed or unsolvable health concerns that he was able to identify and help resolve by using his method of tapping into the subconscious mind. It's a simple approach that anyone can use and he explains how to go about it. He also discusses the role of spirituality in the healing process. All in all, he offers simple and practical ideas for how to activate our own body's innate healing power. Visit Dr. Nelson's website: discoverhealing.com Get Your Free WAPF Info Pack Check Out Our Sponsors: Miller’s Bio Farm, Second Spring Foods, Optimal Carnivor
1/16/202339 minutes, 14 seconds
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401: Dealing With Emotional Baggage (Part 1)

Trapped emotions can cause physical pain, emotional and mental dysfunction, and even dis-ease. And most of us are carrying emotional baggage without even realizing it. Dr. Bradley Nelson, the author of The Emotion Code, offers a simple way to identify the emotions, help heal the wounds and lighten the load. He explains how there is an emotional component to every sickness, including cancer, and how trapped emotional energies around the heart can even affect our ability to give and receive love. He introduces to us a simple method to connect with our bodies and the subconscious mind for insights on how to begin the healing process. Visit Dr. Bradley Nelson's website: discoverhealing.com Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation See our website for more resources: westonaprice.org Check out our sponsors: White Oak Pastures, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
1/9/202338 minutes, 54 seconds
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400: Lessons From The Traditional Mongolian Diet & Lifestyle

What does the Mongolian diet look like? What characterizes their lifestyle, and what changes might their choices make in my life? These are questions addressed by Mary Ruddick, the nutritionist known as the "Sherlock Holmes of Health" on today's episode. She was recently in Mongolia for an extended period. She observed the elements of the traditional Mongolian diet, its extraordinarily high-fat content, its shifts with the seasons, the similarities between the Mongolian and Maasai dietary patterns, and more. She describes her experiences with Eagle Hunters in a remote country region, and why she is convinced the Mongolians were uniquely prepared by their diet and lifestyle to expand their empire. She also offers insights into how their probiotic-rich foods and tight-knit community have served them well over the centuries. And how they can do the same for us wherever we live! Visit Mary's website: enableyourhealing.com Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation Check out realmilk.com for resources on raw milk See our sponsors: RaOptics, Second Spring Foods, Optimal Carnivore
1/2/202344 minutes, 29 seconds
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399: Best of 2022

Use cash. A 1% change in any area of your life can exponentially improve it. Avoiding artificial scents in skin-care and household cleaning products can relieve our toxic burden. These are simple lessons from today's BEST OF 2022 episode that highlights segments from our most listened-to episodes of the year! Justin Rhodes of "The Rooted Life," Catherine Austin Fitts of Solari, and Emilie Toups of Toups and Co. emphasize simple steps we can take for a healthier, wealthier life. Visit the Justin Rhodes Show YouTube channel Go to solariadvisors.com for more from Catherine Austin Fitts Check out Toupsandco.com for info on non-toxic skin care and more from Emilie Toups Go to our website for more resources: westonaprice.org See our sponsors: White Oak Pastures, Marithyme Seafood Co, Optimal Carnivore
12/26/202238 minutes, 9 seconds
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398: The Power Of Mindset And Mindfulness To Heal

Do you feel like you're too sick to get better? Or that circumstances are overwhelming you? The stories we tell ourselves impact our health in often unseen ways. Today, Dr. Navin Hettiarachchi, a unique healer with a PhD in Natural Medicine, reminds us that mindset and mindfulness can transform our health, even when all else has failed. He goes over the 4 pillars that he considers the bedrock of wellbeing--sleep, nutrition, movement, and mindfulness. And he focuses especially on the benefits of a grateful, "every day is Christmas kind" of attitude. He shares stories of how his childhood in Sri Lanka has shaped his own journey. And tells of people he has encountered who have overcome incredible obstacles and achieved optimal physical health and success thanks to a healing, flow-state kind of mindset. Visit Navin's website: navinhealth.com Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation Check out our sponsors: Simply Grassfed, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
12/19/202240 minutes, 51 seconds
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397: The Problem With Statins

Side effects of statins include brain fog, joint pain, kidney injury, impaired liver function, heart failure, and even dementia. We have been told that statins improve heart health by lowering cholesterol. But it turns out that most of the information we've been given has been based on deceptive statistics.   David Diamond, a neuroscientist with a PhD in biology, has done a deep dive on the subject, since he himself was prescribed statins many years ago. He came to realize that there is a false narrative surrounding cholesterol and heart health. And that the data for studies showing the "efficacy of statins" has been manipulated to show favorable outcomes. Today he reviews the data and uncovers the truth about the problem with statins. He also offers a number of ideas for what to do instead of taking these increasingly popular prescription medications.   Follow David Diamond on Twitter: @ldlskeptic Take our podcast survey Check out our sponsors: FTP Financial, Marithyme Seafood Company, Optimal Carnivore Visit our website for more resources: westonaprice.org
12/12/202237 minutes, 56 seconds
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396: Butter Is Better

We know that butter tastes better than margarines and vegetable oil spreads, but is it actually better for you and beneficial to your health? Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and author of Nourishing Traditions explains that the answer is definitively "YES!" Today, she goes over the nutrients in butter today - like fat-soluble vitamins A, D and K, important trace minerals, arachidonic acid, cholesterol, and the Wulzen factor - and she explains the benefits that they offer us and our children. She also reviews the problematic ingredients found in butter substitutes that can lead to thyroid issues, arthritis, infertility, skin rashes, and more. In sum, Sally makes a strong case, based on scientific evidence, that is butter is a better choice, in every respect. Visit Sally's website: nourishingtraditions.com Take our podcast survey (to enter to win our free book on WAPF's 11 dietary principles) Check out our sponsors: Paleo Valley, Marithyme Seafood Company, Optimal Carnivore Order the "Why Butter is Better" brochure
12/5/202228 minutes, 48 seconds
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395: Should I Get A Root Canal?

Teeth are living organs. It’s important to proceed with caution before any procedure on them. Today, Dr. Dawn Ewing, the executive director of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine and the author of "Let the Tooth Be Known" goes over what's involved in a root canal. She goes over the reason they are recommended, how the procedure is performed and what its drawbacks are. She explains why conventional dentistry misses the mark when it comes to understanding how the teeth relate to the entire body, through meridians. And she reviews the work Dr. Price himself did on root canals, why his contribution is so valuable to the field and how it is now being recognized in holistic and biological dentistry. Visit the website of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine: iabdm.org Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation Check out our sponsors: Redmond Real Salt, Marithyme Seafood Company, Optimal Carnivore
11/28/202241 minutes, 3 seconds
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394: Regenerative Eating

Eating quality pasture-raised meat can help heal the planet and our bodies. This is what it did for Taylor Collins, the co-founder of Force of Nature Meats, and a former vegan. Taylor today debunks myths propagated about the deleterious effects of meat on our health and on the land. He explains that animals are an integral part of the process of regenerative agriculture by sequestering carbon, re-vitalizing soil, and increasing environmental biodiversity. He also explains how eating meat is a regenerative act for the human body, since it abounds in nutrients that build muscles and improve hormonal and cognitive function. Not all meat is equal, he hastens to remind us.. Its provenance affects its quality and its effect on the earth. Go to forceofnature.com for more on their mission and for resources. Take the podcast survey See our sponsors: Redmond Real Salt, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
11/21/202231 minutes, 2 seconds
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393: Regenerative Agriculture: Digging Deep

What does the health of soil have to do with our health? How do we make choices that help heal the land if we're not farmers? And is "regenerative agriculture" just a trendy term or is there substance and merit to it? Robby Sansom is the co-founder and CEO of Force of Nature. Today he goes over key components of regenerative agriculture and the difference it makes for the health of the planet and those populating it. Robby discusses the five principles of soil health and contrasts them with how the soil is treated in the conventional agricultural model. He shares startling statistics: how 80% of our food has lost its nutritional value and how the United Nations has said there are only 60 years of food production left. He covers the implications of these numbers, and he explains how these make the regenerative agriculture movement more critical than ever. Check out the forceofnature.com website Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation See our sponsors: Redmond Real Salt, Marithyme Seafood Company, Optimal Carnivore
11/14/202236 minutes, 37 seconds
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392: Ethical Meat

Is it possible to be a “conscious omnivore” that cares about animals and the planet, while still including meat in the diet? Meredith Leigh, author of “The Ethical Meat Handbook," says, "Yes, it is." A former vegetarian (and vegan), Meredith is profoundly concerned with animal welfare, changing the food system, and healing the earth. Today, she goes over how we can be responsible global citizens in all of our choices related to sourcing meat, cooking, and eating it. She talks about how to take small steps in the right direction for ethical meat-eating and how to become advocates for systemic change and improved access to real food. She also discusses how her ideas have shifted over time and how she is convinced we can buy differently, cook differently, and eat differently and therefore bring about change not just for our households, but for the world. Visit Meredith's website: mereleighfood.com Order recordings from our WT conference 2022: fleetwoodonsite.com See our website for more resources: westonaprice.org Check out our sponsors: Redmond Real Salt, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
11/7/202240 minutes, 10 seconds
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391: The GAPS Diet: A Powerful Healing Protocol

Our physical and mental health are inextricably tied to our gut health. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, author of "Gut and Psychology Syndrome" and "Gut and Physiology Syndrome" (GAPS) explains today the importance of healing and sealing the gut for vibrant health. She describes how the GAPS diet can do just that, resolving a compromised digestive system (commonly referred to as "leaky gut"). The porous gut wall unfortunately allows toxins to flow from the gut to the bloodstream and then throughout the body, leading to physical diseases or mental health concerns. Whether the symptoms are related to mental health (like schizophrenia, depression, and ADHD) or physical health (like allergies, brain fog, and autoimmune conditions), they can be resolved by addressing the root problem: poor gut health. The GAPS nutritional protocol is the powerful tool Natasha recommends. She discusses how it works and reminds us that epigenetics (lifestyle changes) play a part in turning things around. She also invites us to keep in mind that a diagnosis of any kind is not our destiny. Visit Natasha Campbell-McBride's recommended websites: gaps.me, Doctor-Natasha.com, GAPStraining.com, gapssciencefoundation.org Check out our website for further resources: westonaprice.org Become a member of WAPF See our sponsors: Redmond Real Salt, Marithyme Seafood, Optimal Carnivore
10/31/202242 minutes, 47 seconds
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390: Sprouting: The Secret To Digestible Grains

It's time to maximize the nutrition and minimize the anti-nutrients in our beans, grains, seeds, and legumes. We can do this through the ancient process of soaking and sprouting them. Peggy Sutton, the founder and president of To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co., explains how to do this and why. She's bringing the practice back after years of being overlooked.   Today, she tells us about how she came across this practice in the first place. She describes how sprouting works to strip away toxins. She discusses how to go about it at home. And she also reveals the dirty little secret about the "sprouted flour" industry (how not every product bearing the label "sprouted" actually has been sprouted).   Visit her website: healthyflour.com Get her article, "How to Sprout at Home" Find more resources on our website westonaprice.org Check out our sponsors: Bordeaux Kitchen Naturals, Redmond Salt, Upgraded Formulas, and Optimal Carnivore
10/24/202234 minutes, 11 seconds
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389: Water: Wild, Creative, Fluid Intelligence

Water is an observer. Water is wild. Water is a source. Today we explore water’s creativity and secret intelligence. And the implications of such water flowing through us. Veda Austin is a water researcher, public speaker, artist, and author. Today, she goes over some surprising facts about water that may change how we relate to it. She describes experiments, for example, that point to how water responds to energy, intentions, and its environment. She reminds us of the fact that water courses through us and that we, as human beings, are essentially bodies of water--and how water ties all life together, physically, energetically, and spiritually. Finally, she highlights how water played a role in her healing, following a serious car accident. Check out her website: vedaaustin.com Visit our website for more podcast episodes or resources: westonaprice.org See our sponsors: Bordeaux Kitchen Naturals, Branch Basics, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
10/18/202253 minutes, 21 seconds
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388: Curious About The Carnivore Diet?

We've been told that eating healthy means eating a lot of vegetables, but what if plants and vegetables have a "dark side"? What might an animal-based diet do for our health and well-being? There’s a lot of buzz about the carnivore diet right now. What does an animal-based diet look like and how can it benefit us? Dr. Paul Saladino, a leading expert on the science and application of the carnivore diet, sheds light on what this kind of diet can do for those on a healing journey. As a conventionally-trained doctor, he was taught very little about nutrition, but he took it upon himself to do a deep dive. What he found changed the course of his practice. Now, he uses the carnivore diet to help patients reverse autoimmune conditions, chronic inflammation, and mental health issues. Today, Paul compares the long-term effects of eating a vegan diet with meat-eaters. (Hint: the latter fare better.) He reviews why animal products are very good for us and why plant foods are less so. He explains why he considers the carnivore diet good for both men and women. And why his own animal-based diet today includes some fruits and even raw milk. As you listen, please keep in mind that the Wise Traditions diet that WAPF recommends is an omnivore diet rich in traditional fat, with moderate amounts of protein and carbohydrates. Rather than eliminating plant foods, we offer methods to make it easier for our bodies to absorb and assimilate them. Nonetheless, we wanted to explore the topic of a carnivore diet in today's episode. Visit Paul's website: carnivoremd.com Check out Janine Farzin's Liver Lover Course: offallygoodcooking.com See our sponsors: DefenderShield, Upgraded Formulas, Optimal Carnivore
10/10/202244 minutes, 28 seconds
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387: The Pandemic is Over. Now What?

The President of the United States recently declared that the pandemic is over. Now what? Charles Eisenstein offers insights on where we've been and where we are headed. Charles is a bestselling author, public speaker, and social critic. He speaks of the pandemic time as an initiation, or invitation, to investigate new ways of living, both as individuals and as a society. Today, Charles covers several topics, including the broken societal systems that over the past few years valued safety over connection and authority over personal empowerment. He points out how those who dared to challenge the mainstream narrative were ostracized—and how he personally faced such shunning and dealt with it. He points out the futility of the "blame game" many of us are involved in--looking for a scapegoat for our societal woes--and he invites us to take steps to reclaim our sovereignty & humanity. Visit his website: charleseisenstein.org See our website for resources: westonaprice.org Listen to the Wellness and Wisdom podcast Check out our sponsors: Branch Basics, Paleo Valley, and Optimal Carnivore
10/3/202250 minutes, 43 seconds
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386: Slow Fashion

Up to 70% of fabrics used in our clothing today are made from plastic. Slow fashion is a movement like that of "slow food". We seek out good sourcing for what we wear, just as we do with what we eat. Megan Meiklejohn is a sustainability expert in the fashion industry and the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for Land to Market. Today she helps us look at our clothing through a new lens: what is it made of, where did it come from, and is it good for the land and our bodies? Megan talks about our choices as consumers and how they can help steer the direction of the industry. She weighs in on whether leggings made from water bottles are good or bad, for example, and she tells us which brands are actually working on sustainable sourcing. All in all, she helps provide us with something of a clothing compass for making better choices for our individual health and that of the planet. Check out landtomarket.com for more info and resources. Sign up for the Wise Traditions conference in Knoxville this October. See our sponsors: DefenderShield, UpgradedFormulas, Optimal Carnivore
9/26/202233 minutes, 24 seconds
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385: Secret Saboteurs Of Health

MSG. Sulfur. Vitamin D deficiency. Sunscreen. These are just some of the potential health saboteurs covered by Sally Fallon Morell, the president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, in today's episode, as she highlights articles from the summer 2022 issue of the Wise Traditions journal. She discusses how hidden MSG has been linked to obesity, how sulfur in garlic may compromise some people's health, and how vitamin D deficiency can affect jaw structure and, of course, mood and overall wellbeing. She covers how sunscreen can interfere with our hormonal function. She also offers simple steps to counteract these saboteurs in your own life and your family. Check out Sally's website and blog: nourishingtraditions.com Register for our Wise Traditions conference. See our sponsors: Branch Basics, Paleo Valley, and Optimal Carnivore.
9/19/202230 minutes, 12 seconds
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384: Iron Overload

A number of foods on the supermarket shelves are fortified with iron. Is this a good idea? Dr. Leland Stillman, MD., says that it's not. He is convinced that most of us have too much iron in our bodies. Virtually every disease of aging is linked to excess iron accumulation: depression, anxiety, dementia, skin problems, liver failure and more. But common blood work might not reveal this issue. Iron is both a toxin and a nutrient so it can be challenging both to determine whether we are deficient or overloaded. Leland explains tell-tale signs of iron overload and he explains which assessments work and which are limited. He also goes over the nutrients we need (like copper and folate) to help our bodies properly handle iron. Finally, he tells us why donating blood to off-load iron may not be the best solution. And he weighs in on whether cooking with cast iron pans is advisable or not. Visit his website stillmanmd.com for resources and consultations. Register for the Wise Traditions conference. Check out our sponsors: Defender Shield, Upgraded Formulas, Optimal Carnivore
9/12/202239 minutes, 1 second
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383: Can Stress Lead To Cancer?

Stress causes inflammation, dysregulation of the immune system, raises blood sugar, suppresses healing T cells and natural killer cells. But can it lead to cancer? Brandon LaGreca, author of "Cancer, Stress & Mindset," tackles that question today. Brandon is a licensed acupuncturist who, in 2015, was diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He achieved full remission eight months later without the use of chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery. Today he discusses how stress is often overlooked as a contributing factor, if not a driving force, that can indeed lead to cancer. He covers what stress does to us biologically and psychologically, and he offers techniques for mitigating its effect, like vagus nerve activation, journaling, prioritizing sleep, and more. His very practical tips can help us all improve our mindset and build greater resilience, whatever the state of our general health.   Visit Brandon's website: brandonlagreca.com Register for our Wise Traditions conference: wisetraditions.org. Check out our sponsors: Branch Basics, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
9/5/202237 minutes, 49 seconds
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382: Demystifying Organ Meats

Many of us know by now how good organ meats are for our health, but we may still find them intimidating or completely foreign to work with! Ashleigh Vanhouten, the author of It Takes Guts, demystifies organ meats. She offers practical tips for not only preparing them but enjoying them. She gives examples of the best-tasting organs to start with (hint: not liver!) and discusses how to draw out (or semi-hide) the unique flavors. She also explains the superpower benefits of regularly incorporating these foods into our diets. Ashleigh also gives us a sneak peek into some of her favorite recipes, including chocolate blood pudding! Finally, she reminds us how she was once also uncertain about preparing organ meats when Ashleigh got started and encouraged us to get the guts to try them out, as she did! Check out her website: ashleighvanhouten.com Grab her free organ meat recipe e-book. Register for our Wise Traditions conference. See our sponsors: Bubble & Bee, Upgraded Formulas, Optimal Carnivore
8/29/202237 minutes, 23 seconds
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381: The Problem With Commercial Baby Formula

Before commercial baby formula shortages were a concern, Sally Fallon Morell had concerns about the product sold on supermarket shelves. Sally is the president of The Weston A. Price Foundation and the author of "Nourishing Traditions." Today, Sally discusses why commercial infant formula is problematic for babies' growth and healthy development. She goes over formula's ingredients, which in many cases include soy, which has an extremely high estrogen content that can interfere with a baby's hormone function. She covers the history of commercial formula and how it has been marketed to parents. She discusses what alternatives parents have (including homemade formula made with raw goat, cow milk, or even meat). And finally, she makes dietary recommendations for couples hoping to nourish their little ones well and those who hope to conceive a baby one day. Visit Sally's website for her blog: nourishingtraditions.com Register for our Wise Traditions conference See our Weston A. Price Foundation Action Alerts Check out our sponsors: Branch Basics, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
8/22/202229 minutes, 50 seconds
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380: Resilience: Find Regenerative Farms

FarmMatch might sound like a dating app, but it’s actually a really cool and user-friendly way to find local regenerative farms in your area! Today, Max Kane, CEO of FarmMatch, explains the mission behind the idea to connect consumers to farms that are doing it right—providing local, nutrient-dense food to the public. Max discusses the idea behind FarmMatch and how to get started with it. He talks about the importance of real food (now more than ever). He shares his own story of ill health as a kid that led to his interest in a diet for healing and why he now considers food more vital for our bodies than even oxygen. Visit FarmMatch.com. Find your local WAPF chapter leader. Check out our sponsors: Bubble & Bee, Upgraded Formulas, Optimal Carnivore
8/15/202238 minutes, 35 seconds
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379: Resilience: Protect Yourself Against Radiation

We are exposed to exponentially more artificial radiation (non-native electromagnetic frequencies) than any previous generation. How do we protect ourselves? And what can we do to build resilience in the face of this phenomenon? Daniel DeBaun, the co-author of “Radiation Nation: The Fallout of Modern Technology” and the CEO of DefenderShield, has some practical tips for how to go about this. He reviews studies that have been done that show the harm radiation can cause. He explains EHS, electromagnetic hypersensitivity and why this condition seems to afflict more women than men. He goes over why he’s not a fan of pendants or harmonizers for dealing with EMFs. Instead, he recommends simple switches with our devices and shoring up our health from the inside out. Visit Daniel’s website DefenderShield.com Get your free WAPF info pack Check out our sponsors: Branch Basics, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
8/8/202236 minutes, 38 seconds
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378: Resilience: Raise Backyard Chickens

What does it take to raise chickens in the backyard? Is it hard? And what is the payoff (in addition to delicious and nutritious fresh eggs)? Today, Harvey Ussery, farmer and author of “The Small-Scale Poultry Flock”, offers a kind of “backyard chickens 101” class on today's episode and you get a front-row seat! Harvey covers the ins and outs of backyard chickens: from how to get started, navigating your county’s regulations, how to source your chicks, how to avoid chicken coop “stink” and more. He discusses feed and the importance of allowing chickens to roam about and feast on earthworms, grubs, slugs, and snails. He talks about the value it brings to the entire household, in terms of understanding how nature works.All in all, he makes a great (and entertaining) case for giving backyard chickens a go. Visit Harvey's website: themodernhomestead.us Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Check out our sponsors: Bubble & Bee, Upgraded Formulas, Optimal Carnivore
8/1/202247 minutes, 51 seconds
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377: Resilience: Take Charge of Your Health

These times are a collective wake up call, inviting us to take charge of our health. Paul Chek, author and the founder of the CHEK Institute, today explains why we must respond to this wake up call by listening to our body and learning from the four  “doctors” (or teachers) – happiness, movement, diet, and quiet. He explains each in detail. Turning to these doctors helps us fulfill our dreams, nourish our bodies, strengthen our spirit and identify our purpose. They address our growth and health on all the levels: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Check out his website: chekinstitute.com Sign up for our Wise Traditions conference this October! See our sponsors: Abundance Plus, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
7/25/202240 minutes, 21 seconds
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376: Resilience: Get Growing

What would it look like if we worked together with our neighbors to foster food independence, build stronger communities, and improve our health? Zen Honeycutt, author and the Executive Director of Moms Across America, has an idea to get us growing food for our families and those around us, ensuring food access for all, which is especially important in times like these. Zen explains the pilot program she is starting up to empower people to get growing their own food: the Neighborhood Food Network. She talks about the support offered to newbie gardeners including resources for when to plant, what to plant, how to handle pests, and more. She shares her vision for more connection with those around us and with the land that can yield food and joys to sustain us now and in the future. Visit her websites: momsacrossamerica.com and neighborhoodfoodnetwork.com Check out our website: westonaprice.org Sign up for a WAPF event at Sally's farm: westonaprice.org Check out our sponsors: Bubble and Bee, Optimal Carnivore, Abundance Plus
7/18/202238 minutes, 55 seconds
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375: Resilience: Buy Local

With expected food shortages, it is more important than ever to get to know our farmer and buy local. John Moody, well-known food grower, researcher, and author, explains today how a food buying club may be an excellent way to source real food close to home. He describes how food buying clubs operate and how they benefit both farmers and consumers. He goes into why he started a food buying club many years ago and why you might want to start one, too. He shares the pros and cons of such clubs and how they help us avoid the fragile, single-point of failure that characterizes the industrialized food complex. Check out John's websites: roguefoodconference.com and johnwmoody.com. Sign up for the School of Lunch Leader Training Academy! Find more resources on our website westonaprice.org. Check out our sponsors: Abundance Plus, Bubble & Bee, Optimal Carnivore
7/11/202244 minutes, 16 seconds
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374: Is the Sun to Blame? Or is it the Sunscreen?

We have been told the sun is harmful and that we need to protect our skin from its rays. But the chemicals used in sunscreens are actually more dangerous for us than the sun; indeed sunscreen is harmful to all life on the planet. Today, we gain insights on the problems with sunscreen and what to do about it from Dr. Elizabeth Plourde, a Clinical Laboratory Scientist and the author of "Sunscreens Biohazard 2: Proof of Toxicity Keeps Piling Up." It's not the sun that causes skin cancer, Elizabeth explains, but rather the chemicals in the sunscreen that disrupt our body's balanced hormone ecosystem with carcinogenic toxins. She talks about the problem of sunscreen mixing with chlorine in swimming pools, turning them into a kind of "toxic soup". Elizabeth also explains why spray sunscreens are especially dangerous and why zinc oxide isn’t a particularly good type of protection, either. But she does not leave us without hope. She offers a number of ideas for how to get a healthy amount of sun without burning. She describes how we can build up our sun exposure over time, the importance of coconut oil and a diet high in anti-oxidants and the benefits of the skin’s own melanin to provide protection. Visit Elizabeth's website: bestemfproducts.com Check out the Weston A. Price Foundation website: westonaprice.org Register for the Wise Traditions conference in Knoxville. Check out our sponsors: Bubble & Bee, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
7/4/202236 minutes, 6 seconds
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373: Detox From The Shot And Shedding

Have you gotten the COVID-19 shot? Or are you someone who is concerned about shedding? Today's podcast offers some glimmers of hope and practical suggestions for both situations. Dr. Louisa Williams is the author of "Radical Medicine," and she is a specialist in environmental medicine and detoxification. Today, she offers advice on how to detox from the COVID-19 shot and from shedding, if you have not gotten the injection yourself. She recommends the use of activated charcoal for both, in light of its history as an antidote to poison. She goes into detail about the problem with graphene oxide (a metal found in the shots that is very damaging to the body) and how it interacts with 4G and 5G radiation. Louisa offers insights to inform and guide us, based on her practice and personal experience. Visit Louisa's website here: louisawilliamsnd.com Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Check out our sponsors: Redmond Real Salt, Serenity Farm Bread, Optimal Carnivore.
6/27/202244 minutes, 52 seconds
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372: Clay: Ancient Earth Medicine

Clay is an ancient earth medicine that offers unique healing properties to help restore the body's electrical balance, nourish the body with trace minerals and electrolytes, and assist the body in detoxing processes. Today, Victor Cozzetto, a nutritionist, certified Emotion Code Practitioner, and detox expert, reviews the wonders of clay for healing!  Victor describes how his own family has benefited from its use, what his clients have experienced, and why he suggests we all learn to use it for healing on a number of levels. Visit Victor’s website: vitagenics.me Sign up for the WAPF email list Follow WAPF on Instagram, MeWe, Telegram, and YouTube Check out our sponsors: Earth Runners, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
6/20/202246 minutes, 29 seconds
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371: Beyond Organic

Do you ever wish we could go back to a time when farmers really cared about their animals and land...and neighbors? Amish farmers Leon and Junior remind us that the time is now, as they describe their vision for farming that goes beyond "organic." Leon Wengerd is the CEO of Green Field Farms and Raymond Yoder (who goes by Junior) is the production manager. Green Field Farms is a certified organic farm coop in Ohio.   Together, they explain how ethical agriculture has historically been a part of the Amish culture and how they are continuing those traditions today. They get specific, from the ground up, discussing soil health and what they do to ensure that it is abundant in minerals to provide the most nutrient-rich produce possible. They emphasize old-fashioned growing methods, knowing the cows by name, and most importantly, how they care for their neighbors (as demonstrated in a recent barn-raising). It's a conversation that highlights the healthy, "beyond organic" options that are available in every facet of our lives.   Visit Greenfield Coop's website: gffarms.com Order WAPF's materials (like trifold brochures) Check out our sponsors: Redmond Real Salt, Serenity Farm Bread, Optimal Carnivore
6/13/202241 minutes, 6 seconds
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370: Germ Theory V. Natural Law

Since grade school, most of us have been taught germ theory so consistently that we may have forgotten that it is a theory in the first place. Today, Marcy Cravat, the producer of the documentary "Terrain" challenges our presumptions. She contrasts germ theory with natural law (or what some call terrain theory). And she explains how these drastically different approaches shape our understanding of the world and our own health. Marcy differentiates between the two - exploring a number of related subjects including contagion and resonance, and the pleomorphic cycle of healing. Along the way, she celebrates the intrinsic wisdom of our bodies to bring us back to balance and health. Visit her website terrainthefilm.com. Get the FREE WAPF info pack here. Check out our sponsors Earth Runners, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore.
6/6/202244 minutes, 17 seconds
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369: Is It About Public Health Or Power And Control?

Worldwide restrictions (like lockdowns and mask mandates) are not supported by science, proving their efficacy. And the objective does not appear to be to restore the public health, anyway, but rather to gain power and control over the population, at large. Leslie Manookian, the President and Founder of the Health Freedom Defense Fund, offers insights about what's going on related to the "pandemic."   Leslie's group was the one behind the case in Florida that overturned mask mandates on public transportation. She explains how they won that case and what she expects down the line. She offers historical context on the infringement of freedoms in the U.S. in particular. She goes over the science (and the lack, thereof) supporting masks and other precautionary measures. And she explains what the recently released Pfizer documents reveal about what this vaccine company knew and knowingly hid from the public. In sum, Leslie offers a compelling case for questioning the mainstream narrative on what's going on, and what to do to protect our freedoms and autonomy in the future.   Visit Leslie's website: healthfreedomdefense.org Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation Check out our sponsors: Redmond Real Salt, Serenity Farm Breads, Optimal Carnivore
5/30/202251 minutes, 18 seconds
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368: Make Your Own Baby Formula

The U.S. is experiencing a nationwide baby formula shortage. What to do at such a time? When breastfeeding isn't possible, a homemade baby formula is a wonderful alternative. Sally Fallon Morell and Mary Enig co-authored Nourishing Traditions and they also developed a recipe for homemade baby formula decades ago, which has helped innumerable babies thrive. Today, Sally explains how they came up with this alternative and why it is preferable to commercial formulas that often contain seed oils, corn syrup, and other questionable ingredients. Sally goes over the ingredients needed to make this homemade version, explaining how each ingredient benefits the baby. She even offers alternative ingredients for babies with allergies or sensitivities. Visit Sally's blog: nourishingtraditions.com. Join Nourishing Our Children. Find a local WAPF chapter leader. Go to radiantlifecatalog.com for formula ingredients. Buy "Nourishing Traditions" from New Trends Publishing. Check out the WAPF homemade baby formula resource page.
5/25/202232 minutes, 39 seconds
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367: Hold Your Breath

Did you ever hold your breath when driving through a tunnel as a kid? Do you now deliberately slow down your breathing to de-stress? The less you need to breathe, the longer you live and the better your health. So says Niraj Naik, a SOMA Breath instructor, who today gives us an overview of how breathing impacts our entire body, and how mindful breathing can help heal all of our systems. He explains what happens in the body and brain over the long-haul with a committed breathwork practice. He goes over an easy exercise to assess where we are, as a starting point, and he also offers tips for how to begin breath training for all of the benefits it holds. Visit Niraj's website: somabreath.com Check out our WAPF resources in Spanish: WAPF en español See our sponsors: Redmond Real Salt, Earth Runners, Optimal Carnivore
5/23/202256 minutes, 1 second
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366: Is Homebirth For Us?

What are the pros and cons of homebirth? Registered nurse Elizabeth Parsons and her husband, Noah, share their insights today. They are parents of five children, some of whom were born at the hospital and others at home. Elizabeth was a pediatric nurse for 9 years before coming home full time to empower and educate about natural alternatives for healing.  Today, Elizabeth and Noah explain what to consider when making this birthing decision. They discuss the importance of knowing your rights and birthing options, whether you decide to labor at home or in the hospital. They also delve into the difference between midwifery and OB/GYN care, throughout pregnancy and after delivery.  Finally, they share their own perspective on the birthing process (they much preferred their homebirth experience), along with resources for making an informed decision, and their most recent (and surprising) homebirth. Visit their website: purelyparsons.com Check out the Modern Ancestral Mamas podcast. Visit the WAPF website: westonaprice.org See our sponsors: Ultimate Dog, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
5/16/202244 minutes, 9 seconds
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365: Homesteading For Health

A diagnosis of lymphoma shattered Jason Contreras' world. He was only 30 years old and he was a marathon runner. Something had to change, clearly. Though it took a little time, Jason did a 180. He and his wife moved to North Carolina to start a homestead. Today, Jason, the man behind the Sow the Land YouTube channel, tells his story, describing how receiving this diagnosis and leaving his office job has radically altered his life and health. He talks about all he learned along the way – from his biggest learning curve to the fact that labels aren't everything to his daughter who now knows how to butcher chickens! He also explains why he is healthier today than ever.   Check out Jason's YouTube channel: Sow the Land Register for our Wise Traditions conference! Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. See our sponsors: Earth Runners, Serenity Farm Bread, Optimal Carnivore
5/9/202240 minutes, 5 seconds
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364: Your Life Is Your Medicine

If your life was given to you in a line up, would you pay for it? Would you buy it, exactly as you're living it? If not, it may be time to explore what has to change. Dr. Cassie Huckaby is a Naturopathic Physician and founder of Grit Natural Medicine. Today, Cassie invites us to explore how our very lives are our medicine--for our good or to our detriment. And to begin to recognize our own intrinsic power to heal. Cassie lifts up the power of the human spirit to bring about changes. She explains how our belief system affects our health, and how what is called the “placebo” effect can be used to our benefit for healing. She reminds us that our bodies are on our side---not trying to sabotage us. And that illness or injury may be one way that they communicate to us. Cassie also speaks to us from her own experience of healing and what she has witnessed with her patients. She calls us to get curious and courageous to explore our full healing potential. Visit Cassie's website: gritnaturalmedicine.com Pick up your free "Nutrition for Mental Health" brochure Check out our sponsors: Ultimate Dog, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
5/2/202249 minutes, 51 seconds
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363: Mental Health: EFT (Tapping)

Emotional Freedom Technique (known as EFT or tapping) is a simple, non-invasive healing technique that moves energy in the body. It has been used to great effect to relieve anxiety, PTSD, improve sports performance, and more. EFT practitioner Bev Nerenberg helps us understand what it is, how it works, and how to get started tapping. Bev has been tapping for decades now. She explains how it can help alleviate emotional and physical issues through a gentle tapping procedure, using the body’s meridian system. She tells the story of how she first came across EFT (what she calls "acupuncture without the needles") and how effective it was at helping her deal with anger and other issues. She even walks us through a step-by-step tapping tutorial. Visit Bev's website: wellnessatyourfingertips.com Register for our upcoming Wise Traditions conference. Check out our sponsors: Earth Runners, Women's Meditation Network, Optimal Carnivore Get our free Nutrition for Mental Health brochure
4/25/202240 minutes, 43 seconds
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362: Mental Health: Shadow Work

Shadow work is the process of exploring the hidden side of yourself. In the work, you learn to let go of facades and ways of relating that are disempowering. Today, Dr. Kelly Brogan invites us to lean into the challenges and enjoy the freedom and growth that can result from increased self-awareness. Kelly is a holistic psychiatrist, the author of A Mind of Your Own and Own Your Self, and the founder of the online healing program Vital Mind Reset. She points out that shadow work helps us break old patterns and to discover what it feels like to really live--feeling our feelings, facing fear, and exploring parts of ourselves that we have either ignored or resisted. She suggests that we begin with curiosity about ourselves, rather than self-judgment or condemnation. She reminds us that at times we may feel like we're actually dying as we sit with uncomfortable feelings. She describes the process as a spiral path of learning, where we revisit lessons throughout our lives. Finally, Kelly reminds us that this work can result in a life characterized by greater joy and overflowing vitality. Visit Kelly's website: kellybroganmd.com Register for our Wise Traditions conference in October. Check out our sponsors: Paleo Valley, Ultimate Dog, Optimal Carnivore Order our free Nutrition for Mental Health brochure
4/18/20221 hour, 34 seconds
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361: Mental Health: Connection To Diet

What does breakfast have to do with mental health? A good deal, according to Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Sally covers today the role nutrition plays in our wellbeing. Nutrient deficiencies can easily lead to mental instability. Sally reviews the nutrients needed for healthy brain and cellular function, like cholesterol and saturated fats. She explains how animal fats work synergistically in the body to create our own cannabinoids, chemicals that regulate reward pathways and increase dopamine release. She helps us understand what to put on the table and what to avoid. Bone broth is in, for example; MSG, soy, and GMOs are out. Basically, she helps us understand how to build a nutrient-dense foundation for good mental and physical health.   Visit Sally's blog: nourishingtraditions.com Join the Weston A. Price Foundation's email list. Check out our sponsors: Earth Runners, Sleep Meditations for Women, Optimal Carnivore
4/11/202232 minutes, 34 seconds
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360: Mental Health: Burnout

Burnout is emotional, physical, or mental exhaustion. Symptoms include extreme fatigue, hair loss, anxiety, frequent colds, and more. It's basically a stress overload. Adam Parker, a corporate wellness consultant and the host of The Ideal Day Podcast, addresses the issue.   Adam had his own serious burnout experience in 2018 that led to his work today: helping others avoid burnout or recover from it. He offers insights on the topic for all of us. He defines it. He explains the dependence strategies many of us rely on to manage it (including turning to coffee or alcohol). And he offers healthy alternatives that help us lower the load we feel. He speaks of guarding the mind and the body; he reminds us of the healing power of nature, sunlight, and connection to one another. And ultimately, he offers tools that help us regain our health and balance.   Visit his website: youridealday.com Get the Weston A. Price Foundation free info pack. Check out our sponsors: Ultimate Dog Chirp, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
4/4/202241 minutes, 17 seconds
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359: Mental Health: Overmedicated

A waitress takes meds for her insomnia. Then she can't get off of them. An Iraq war veteran suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and takes a variety of meds for over 12 years. A teenager with an eating disorder is prescribed anti-depressants that lead to hallucinations. Each of their stories was featured in the documentary "Medicating Normal." And, today, producer Wendy Ractliffe and Angie Peacock, a veteran who is now a mental health reform advocate, explain why they were involved in the making of the movie and what they think is an often-overlooked issue in mental health circles: how we are over-medicating those suffering with mental health conditions. They cover why so many meds are prescribed (and, yes, overprescribed). They discuss the fallout from side effects and when meds might absolutely be the right choice. They talk about what comes with tapering off from certain meds. And they offer recommendations for how to handle mental health issues differently. See the movie's website: medicatingnormal.com Check out upcoming events at westonaprice.org Visit our sponsors' websites: Redmond Real Salt, Women's Meditation Network, Optimal Carnivore
3/28/202238 minutes, 49 seconds
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358: Mental Health: Anxiety

Racing thoughts? Chronic stress? Physical dis-ease? Most of us turn to distractions to avoid the pain and discomfort of anxiety and stressors. What if we could learn to embrace our emotions and see them as part of the healing journey? Greg Schmaus is a Holistic Health Practitioner with an expertise in healing the mind. His protocols include nutrition, movement, meditation and a number of lifestyle practices.    Today, Greg emphasizes the importance of allowing ourselves to actually experience our emotions instead of tamping them down. Greg talks about how we can train the mind, almost as we would train a puppy, and learn to sit with it and grow from it. He also opens up and shares his own story and how he's been able to address his own mental health struggles and to help many others.   Visit Greg's website here: healing4d.com Check out the upcoming events for the Weston A. Price Foundation. See our sponsors: Redmond Real Salt, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
3/21/202241 minutes, 25 seconds
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357: Mental Health: Addiction

When we think of addiction, alcohol and drugs may immediately spring to mind. But we can also become addicted to digital “substances,” like Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, even video games. Today, Dr. Anna Lembke helps us uncover the nature of addiction: why we get addicted, what happens when we do, and what we can do to break its hold on us. Anna is a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her new book is Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence. Anna expounds on what happens in the brain and the body when we become addicted to a chemical substance or something virtual. She explains how intense digital addictions can be. She also uncovers how to identify addictive behavior in ourselves and its sources. She also offers hope as she tells the stories of her patients who have escaped the clutches of addiction and transformed their lives for the better. Check out Anna's book: Dopamine Nation Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Visit our sponsors: Redmond Real Salt, Women's Meditation Network, & Optimal Carnivore  
3/14/202237 minutes, 4 seconds
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356: Defeat The Mandates Rally: Behind The Scenes

The Defeat the Mandates DC rally was held on January 23, 2022. People from all walks of life, political affiliations, and ethnic backgrounds---firefighters, activists, doctors, nurses, lawyers, and more--convened to stand for health freedom. We asked a number of the speakers the simple question "Why are you here?" We compiled their answers in this behind-the-scenes peek of that momentous day. In this unique collection of voices, you'll hear from Dr. Pierre Kory, Jo Rose, Dr. Paul Marik, Dr. Ryan Cole, Dr. Paul Alexander, Dr. Richard Urso, Tricia S. Lindsay, Dr. Peter McCullough, Kevin Jenkins, and more.   Go to thehighwire.com for more on that day, from the stage. Join the Weston A. Price Foundation email list. Subscribe to the Wise Traditions podcast on Apple Podcasts.
3/10/202259 minutes, 2 seconds
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355: Lessons from (Ab)original People

There is a wisdom in ancient health and lifestyle traditions that has unfortunately been cast aside, leading to deterioration in the overall wellbeing of many aboriginal communities. Dr. Kama Mico, Co-founder of Under the Shade, has been exploring root causes of health crises in a number of indigenous people groups. Today, Kama shares what she’s witnessed first-hand among the indigenous people of Elcho Island -- an embracing of overly-processed, "modern" food ways that has made them sicker. Many of us all over the world have also adopted these changes to our detriment. Kama reminds us that we can all return to more natural dietary choices -- eating food from nature, instead of food from factories, for example -- to reclaim our health and vitality. And she shares stories and lessons learned from the (ab)original peoples that can help us live our most vibrant lives today, wherever we are. Visit her website: undertheshade.org.au Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation Check out our sponsors: Redmond Salt, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
3/7/202234 minutes, 24 seconds
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354: Know Your Farmer

Do you know your farmer? What might it look like to connect with the person who grows or raises your food? What characterizes the communities that care about regenerative agriculture and nourishing, local food? Today we gain insight from a community in Little Rock, Arkansas of farmers and those who rally around them. Our guests are Clint Ballard of Milk and Honey Hill Farm, Greg and Kinsey Bradford of Bradford Valley Farm, Barbara Hutchinson, a farm hand at The Farm at Barefoot Bend, and David and Micah Rice, the owners of The Bramble Market.   We discuss a number of topics including: why local food matters, what got these farmers farming in the first place, the highs and lows of farm life, the benefits and challenges of producing raw milk and the satisfaction that comes from connecting with your community, and, yes, knowing your farmer.
2/28/202233 minutes, 50 seconds
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353. Nourish The Skin. Ditch The Toxins.

Sulfates in shampoo. Aluminum in deodorant. Synthetic fragrances in skincare and household products. Emilie Toups, of Toups and Co Organics, today explains what to watch out for on the products we put on (and around) our bodies. She covers how the aforementioned chemicals can disrupt our hormone function and overall health. She explains how her journey to heal her daughter's eczema compelled her to research toxins. And she offers insights on simple swaps like fragrance-free laundry detergent in place of those with artificial "springtime" fragrance, tallow or emu oil instead of lotion, and how we might even ditch our shampoo products altogether.   Check out Emilie's website: toupsandco.com Purchase WAPF's "Healthy 4 Life" guide. See our sponsors: One Earth Health, Paleo Valley, and Optimal Carnivore
2/21/202234 minutes, 59 seconds
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352: Protect Your Health And Wealth

It is said that, "The first wealth is health.” Today we consider how health and wealth are related and how to protect both. Catherine Austin Fitts, the president of Solari and publisher of the Solari Report helps us get a handle on what’s at stake in today's world. She explains “the great reset” and Event 201 and their implications. She covers how to better secure our financial future and what to expect with social security. She goes over why we need a healthy skepticism of financial institutions and pharmaceutical companies. And she reminds us that living a Wise Traditions lifestyle will protect our most important asset: over very health and life.   Visit Catherine's website: solariadvisors.com Get the Weston A. Price Foundation's free info pack. Check out our sponsors: One Earth Health, Force of Nature, Optimal Carnivore
2/14/202241 minutes, 15 seconds
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351: Dismantling The Narrative

The current narrative insists that we must rely on experts to preserve good health. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. explains today that our health agencies, media, and Anthony Fauci have other interests at heart. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the Head of the Children’s Health Defense and a staunch advocate for health and medical freedom. Today, he highlights portions of his New York Times bestselling book “The Real Anthony Fauci.” He reveals facts that indicate that we’re unhealthier now, under Fauci's leadership, than we were decades prior to it. He exposes how Fauci and public health agencies have aligned with pharmaceutical companies at the expense of public health. And he emphasizes that true science invites questions and debate. It’s never settled. Check out Robert F. Kennedy's website: childrenshealthdefense.org Sign up for the Weston A. Price Foundation email list. See our sponsors: One Earth Health, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
2/7/202250 minutes, 1 second
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350: The 5G and COVID-19 Connection

Is there evidence to suggest a relationship between COVID-19 and exposure to wireless radiation, including 5G? Yes. Beverly Rubik, and her colleague Robert Brown, recently published a study in a peer-reviewed journal that concludes that non-native radiation is compromising our health and leading to symptoms that mirror those of COVID-19. Today, Beverly talks about the correlation between COVID and 5G rollout when you look at maps of the two. She describes symptoms—hypercoagulation, hypoxia, headaches, fatigue, memory problems, oxidative stress, immune system disruption, heart arrhythmia, and more—that indicate Covid-19 and/or radiation poisoning. Beverly warns about more 5G being rolled out in January 2022. And lastly, she shares her own experiences with wireless radiation along with simple steps to protect ourselves from additional exposure.  See the study on the NIH website here. Check out Beverly's sites: brubik.com and frontiersciences.org Visit the Weston A. Price Foundation website. Follow us on Instagram, Telegram, and MeWe. Check out our sponsors: One Earth Health, Force of Nature, Optimal Carnivore
1/31/202244 minutes, 52 seconds
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349: Get "Unstuck" With Biofield Tuning

An energy “traffic jam” in the body is a place where we’re stuck, physically or emotionally. Eileen Day McKusick, the author of "Electric Body, Electric Health", is a researcher who for decades has been studying how sound impacts health. Today, she explains how our body's energetic biofield can have areas of distortion or resistance because of memories or traumas. She describes how we can re-tune our bodies to get back into “harmony” with ourselves, so to speak. And she covers protocols that help us heal – from the use of tuning forks to breath work, connection with nature, laughter, and even singing. Visit Eileen's website: electrichealth.com Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation Check out our sponsors: Redmond Real Salt, Force of Nature, Optimal Carnivore
1/24/202241 minutes, 21 seconds
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348: Activate To Defend Food And Health Freedom

Medical freedom is eroding. Food freedom is also at risk. Wishing for change isn’t enough. We need to roll up our sleeves and participate to turn things around. Elizabeth Murphy, medical and health freedom activist, today educates us about how to begin doing just that. She explains how to initiate change on an individual and governmental level. She describes for example how anyone can write a bill, run for office, and/or contact their legislator to get their voice heard. She also reminds us to take steps to create change in our own lives, by taking charge of our health and speaking up for our rights. Follow Elizabeth Murphy on Facebook & see her Ancestral Antics Facebook page here. Learn more about the Weston A. Price Foundation. Check out our sponsors: Redmond Real Salt, Paleo Valley, Optimal Carnivore
1/17/202237 minutes, 33 seconds
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347: You Heal You

How can we get through this seemingly interminable pandemic better and stronger than ever before? Tommy John is a former professional athlete, a published author, and the owner and operator of the Tommy John Performance and Healing Center in San Diego. Today, he reminds us to step into own sovereignty and strength and recognize the reality that the body has the ability to self heal. He offers insights and provocative questions about the health care "system"--both Western and naturopathic. He points out the importance of not getting swept up by the chaos of our times. And he advocates for holistic health that begins with each individual's innate intelligence and resilience. Visit his website: drtommyjohn.com Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Check out our sponsors Redmond Real Salt, Force of Nature, Optimal Carnivore
1/10/202241 minutes, 6 seconds
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346: Homesteading: A Rooted Life

You don't really need acres of land to become a homesteader. A simple pot on a windowsill is a great place to start. Justin Rhodes, author of "The Rooted Life", inspires millions to grow their own food on his YouTube channel and streaming platform, Abundance Plus. Today, Justin offers insights on the ups and downs of the homesteading way of life, how he and Rebekah got started on it in the first place, and why your family just might see you as crazy if you decide to get into it yourself. Whether you're looking into living off the land or simply need a glimpse of a sustaining and gratifying lifestyle, you may find what you're looking for here, as Justin peels back the curtain on his homestead and heart. Check out Justin's YouTube channel! Get WAPF's free info pack! Check out our sponsors: Redmond Real Salt, Paleo Valley, Force of Nature
1/3/202248 minutes, 7 seconds
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345: Best Of 2021

Sunlight. Nourishing organ meats. A healthy, happy life. Matt Maruca, Sally Fallon Morell, and Bruce Lipton cover all of the above on our final podcast of 2021. It's a "highlight reel" of sorts with excerpts from the most popular episodes of the year. Explore the benefits of full spectrum sunlight with Matt Maruca of Ra Optics. Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, highlights the timeless principles of healthy traditional diets, including the importance of eating nose-to-tail and preparing for pregnancy. And Dr. Bruce Lipton offers insights on happiness: the importance of self-acceptance and balance. Visit Bruce's website: brucelipton.com Check out Matt's website: raoptics.com Sally's blog is available at nourishingtraditions.com See our website for podcast transcripts and more: westonaprice.org Order videos from our Wise Traditions 2021 conference from Fleetwood here. Check out our sponsors: Optimal Carnivore, Better Help, One Earth Health.
12/27/202147 minutes, 16 seconds
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344: Safety Third

"Safety first" is what we usually hear. But is safety the best compass for living well? Charles Eisenstein, author of "The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible,” holds a magnifying glass up to what’s happening in our society and in our lives. He challenges our choices and how we are responding to the current narrative. He warns against ostracizing individuals or groups and invites us to let intuition guide us on how to live best and most fully. Check out Charles' website: charleseisenstein.org Visit our website for more resources: westonaprice.org Go to thehighwire.com for health news. See our sponsors: Optimal Carnivore, Paleo Valley, One Earth Health
12/20/202148 minutes, 43 seconds
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343: Cure Your Fatigue and Slow Down the Aging Process

Mineral deficiencies could be at the root of much of our fatigue and illness. The proper balance of magnesium, copper, and iron can go far in restoring our health and curing our fatigue. Today, Morley Robbins, author of "Cure Your Fatigue" and founder of The Root Cause Protocol, offers insights on this topic. He explains how to achieve the proper balance of core minerals–copper, iron, and magnesium–to turn things around and restore the body’s balance. And he discusses where these minerals are found to incorporate them into the diet, absorb the critical nutrients, and improve our health and energy levels. See Morley's website: rcp123.org Visit our website for more resources: westonaprice.org Check out our sponsors: Children's Health Defense, Optimal Carnivore, Better Help, One Earth Health
12/13/202149 minutes, 27 seconds
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342: Eat Your Liver... & Other Organ Meats Too

Why should we eat our liver… and other organ meats? Are they really as nutrient-rich as we've been told? And, if we do decide to go for it, what's the best approach to adding them to the diet? James Barry, chef, author, and founder of Pluck, organ-based seasoning, sheds light on the subject of "offal" (organ meats). He explains why organ meats are, essentially, "Mother Nature's multivitamin." He gives a brief history of organ meat consumption, explains cuts we may be unfamiliar with, and shares ideas for how to go about including them in the diet (including stating with cuts that are most similar to muscle meat). He shares clever ways to eat liver and other organ meats, too! Visit James' website: eatpluck.com Check out our website: westonaprice.org Thanks to our sponsors: Optimal Carnivore, Paleo Valley and One Earth Health
12/6/202141 minutes, 9 seconds
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341: Emotional Detox

Humans spend roughly 70% of their days in a fight or flight response. It is common to be stressed, anxious, and worried. But it’s not healthy. These types of emotions resonate at lower frequencies. How can we shift to more positive emotions? And release emotions that may be stored or trapped in our biofield? Dr. Sina McCullough is the creator of the online program GO WILD: How I Reverse Chronic & Autoimmune Disease and the co-host of the Beyond Labels podcast with Joel Salatin. Today she explains how stored emotions in our bio-field can dictate the way our genes express themselves, and how emotions like fear, sadness or anger can express genes that create inflammatory conditions. She discusses the ill effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (known as ACES) and unresolved traumas. She goes over therapies (like tapping and breath work) that help us move emotion through the body to prevent and reverse disease. And she also reminds us of the healing power of self-love and acceptance. Visit her website: drsinamccullough.com Sign up for our email list on our website: westonaprice.org Order recordings from our 2021 Wise Traditions conference here. Check out our sponsors Optimal Carnivore and BetterHelp
11/27/202146 minutes, 14 seconds
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340: Unconventional Ideas

A nutrient-dense diet can override a fair amount of sugar in the diet. Glyphosate and 5G have a role in our deteriorating health. Soy leads to aggressive behavior. It’s time to question the mainstream COVID narrative. Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, invites us to reexamine our presuppositions when it comes to nurturing good health. She covers all of the aforementioned topics: the power of a nutrient-dense diet, the dangers of soy and glyphosate, and the importance of digging deep to explore what factors are at play in our global health crisis. Visit Sally's website: nourishingtraditions.com Check out our website for more resources: westonaprice.org Order conference recordings at Fleetwoodonsite.com Check out our sponsors: Cold Plunge and Optimal Carnivore
11/22/202131 minutes, 25 seconds
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339: Covid: No Record Found of SARS-COV-2

Curiosity led a biostatistician down an unusual path. Intrigued by the concept that the SARS-COV-2 virus has not been isolated ever, our guest began inquiring of health departments around the world: Do you have evidence of an isolated virus? To date, over 100 institutions from all over the globe have responded...and there has been no evidence in sight of SARS-COV-2.  Christine Massey, a former biostatistician for cancer researchers, today discusses her research on the concept of viruses (and this “virus” in particular) and what she’s learned through hundreds of FOIA requests (freedom of information act) from health departments all over the world.  She goes over how the cultures or samples used to "isolate the virus" are actually interfering with the process. She exposes the flaws in this methodology and the problem with PCR testing. She also explains why talk of “variants” is essentially nonsense.  Visit Christine's website: fluoridefreepeel.ca  Check out our website: westonaprice.org  Thank you to sponsors: Primal Pastures,  Paleo Valley,  BetterHelp 
11/15/202139 minutes, 42 seconds
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338: Covid: Keep Kids Grounded in Turbulent Times

How can we help our children feel safe, happy, and grounded during these challenging times? Dr. Stanton Hom, a pediatric chiropractor, Hilary Boynton, the founder of School of Lunch, and Hilda Labrada Gore, ancestral health advocate share personal stories along with recommendations to help our children thrive in uncertain times. The conversation covers the importance of nourishing our children well, giving them a strong sense of who they are, and getting them outside and in nature as much as possible. Hilary, Stanton, and Hilda also emphasize the responsibility of parents for setting the tone of the home, and the role of love and spiritual practices in providing a solid foundation for the children's health and mindset. Stanton Hom's website: futuregenerationssd.com Hilary Boynton's website: schooloflunch.com Hilda Labrada Gore's website: holistichilda.com Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Check out our sponsors: Primal Pastures, Cold Plunge, HartETF.com
11/8/202155 minutes, 14 seconds
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337: Covid: Homeopathy For Prevention And Detox Post-Shot

Homeopathy has been used to treat health crises in the past. It can help today too. Anke Zimmerman is a professional homeopath and former naturopathic physician with 30 years of clinical experience. Today she discusses how homeopathy may be a tool for preventing the covid sickness and for detoxing, post-injection. She covers what remedies she's used for patients who've gotten a covid vaccine. And she offers suggestions for remedies to shore up the body's resilience, overall. Visit her website: ankezimmerman.net. Go to our website westonaprice.org and join our email list or become a member! Check out our sponsors: Primal Pastures, Paleo Valley and Optimal Carnivore.
11/1/202147 minutes, 54 seconds
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336: Covid: Connect The Dots With David Martin

Current restrictions and mandates and the advent of health passports and more—are de-stabilizing. The media emphasizes COVID case loads, variants, and the need to get injections and boosters. What is really at play and who’s behind the fear-mongering? What is the end game? This is episode 336 and our guest today is Dr. David Martin. David is the author of “Lizards Eat Butterflies” and the Founder and Chairman of M-CAM Inc.   Today he discusses the state of emergency we find ourselves in, the push for vaccination, and how to protect health freedom. In this conversation, David helps us connect the dots about censorship, mind control, and criminal activity. He also notes what we can do to turn things around and maintain a positive outlook in these times.   Visit his website: davidmartin.world Check out our website: westonaprice.org Register for our Wise Traditions conference. Check out our sponsors: Primal Pastures, Cold Plunge, Optimal Carnivore
10/25/202143 minutes, 5 seconds
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335: Covid: There Is No Virus

Are you willing to consider a completely different point of view of today's "pandemic"? Many people today are convinced that the coronavirus is contagious, masks are a must and that vaccines are critical to eradicate it once and for all. Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and Dr. Tom Cowan today explain, in no uncertain terms, how the so-called coronavirus is not actually a virus, at all, and that because this is the case, our response to the current health crisis has been completely off-base. Check out our website: westonaprice.org Register for the Wise Traditions conference in Dallas. Visit Tom's website: drtomcowan.com Visit Sally's website: nourishingtraditions.com Check out our sponsors: Redmond Real Salt, Primal Pastures, Optimal Carnivore
10/18/202155 minutes, 57 seconds
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334: Healing Properties Of Medicinal Plants

Jewelweed, which often grows near poison ivy, is able to extract the oils from poison ivy and help you heal. Elderberry supports the immune system. Goldenrod can reduce allergies and is good for the circulatory system. Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen is a forager, chemist, and expert on wild edible and medicinal plants, and the founder of Medicine Man Plant Co. Today, he introduces us to the healing benefits of plants that we may have overlooked—like the Prickly Pear, the milk thistle, mushrooms, and more. He shares his knowledge along with a profound respect for nature and ancient cultures who literally listened to the plants and learned what they could do. Check out Mark's website: medicinemanplantco.com Visit our website: westonaprice.org Register for our conference: wisetraditions.org Check out our sponsors: Redmond Real Salt, Cold Plunge & Optimal Carnivore  
10/11/202139 minutes, 30 seconds
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333: Ecuador's Ancestral Wisdom

Ancestral wisdom and traditions are not just "a thing of the past" but can be found in the present! And there is much to learn from them still. Today, Hilda Labrada Gore, Wise Traditions podcast host and ancestral health advocate, shares stories of the ancestral health ways she encountered in Ecuador last summer. She notes the respect and gratitude toward Mother Earth (Pacha Mama) that she witnessed among the indigenous people, on display in particular during the spectacular Inti Raymi festival, celebrated during summer solstice. She describes how Mama Rosita Colta, a Kichwa partera (midwife) and curandera (healer) emphasized the importance of honoring life as something sacred, and how she was empowering women in her community to maintain their traditional birthing methods. Hilda also discusses the variety of traditional dishes that remain a part of Ecuador's culinary culture, including fried cuy (guinea pig). And, finally, she comments on how a small village in Ecuador handled COVID. Check out Hilda's website: holistichilda.com. Register for the Wise Traditions conference. Visit our sponsors' websites: Primal Pastures, Real Salt, Ancestral Supplements.
10/4/202137 minutes, 4 seconds
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332: Sunlight: The Greatest Multivitamin

For decades we've been told to put on sunscreen, wear sunglasses, and avoid the mid-day sun. But what if this advice is actually the OPPOSITE of what we should do? Matt Maruca, of Ra Optics, says we need to discard this paradigm and embrace the sun! He explains that sunlight is critical for optimal cellular function. He calls sunlight “the greatest multivitamin ever,” since each wavelength of the sun’s rays benefits the body. On this podcast, Matt tells his story of how he got into exploring the benefits of the sun in the first place (hint: he suffered from headaches, allergies, gut issues, and more), and he dives into exactly how sunlight helps our bodies work optimally. He also describes his "Light Diet" and offers simple steps we can take to avoid junk light and soak up the sun. Visit Matt's website for more on the "Light Diet" and other resources: raoptics.com Sign up for our upcoming Oct. 2nd Polyface event! Register for our Wise Traditions conference! Check out our sponsors: Cold Plunge and Primal Pastures
9/27/202143 minutes, 58 seconds
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331: Avoid Dental Problems With Diet

Is sugar the main culprit for dental decay and other issues? Dentist Marc DiNola suggests that a host of dental problems could be caused by nutritional deficiencies. He offers advice for what foods to eat to rectify the situation -- including Gouda cheese, organ meats, and fat from pastured animals. He explains how foods rich in vitamin K can keep teeth strong with the proper fluid flow.   Marc also explains the concept of meridians -- connections between our teeth and particular organs and blood supply--and he offers this as one reason he is not a proponent of root canals, since the dead teeth affect the energy flow to other parts of the body.   Visit Marc's website: mddentalwellnesscenter.com Sign up for our Oct. 2nd Polyface event! Check out our sponsors: Primal Pastures and Redmond Real Salt
9/20/202150 minutes, 31 seconds
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330: Change Your Programming

95% of the day, our choices come from subconscious programming. This programming was put in place in the first seven years of life. And it affects everything in our lives, including our health.    Dr. Bruce Lipton, stem cell biologist and author of "The Biology of Belief" and "The Honeymoon Effect", explains how we've been programmed and how we can change that programming—especially if it's detrimental to our sense of self-esteem and self-worth. Without self-love, he reminds us, we look for someone else to “complete” us and this can lead to codependent relationships. On the flip side, when we are happy with ourselves, we attract happy, fulfilled people, which leads to a balanced healthy life. Bruce offers tips that help us focus on internal work for emotional and physical health.   Visit Bruce's website: brucelipton.com Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Sign up to attend our Wise Traditions conference. Check out our sponsors: Cold Plunge and Paleo Valley
9/13/202140 minutes, 25 seconds
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329: Bringing Up Baby

What solid foods are best to introduce to baby? What are the problems with baby-led weaning? Could diet play a part in sensitivity to non-native electromagnetic frequencies? And what are the risks associated with routine colonoscopies?   Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, covers the gamut in today's conversation, as we review highlights from the spring Wise Traditions journal. We discuss issues related to bringing up baby (like their need for cholesterol and the timing of introducing nutrient-dense foods), along with ideas for all ages – like steps to take to mitigate the effects of EMFs and the importance of the local farm for feeding the world.   Visit Sally's website: nourishingtraditions.com Sign up for our Wise Traditions conference! Check out our sponsors: Paleo Valley and Redmond Real Salt Rate and review this podcast on Apple Podcasts
9/6/202132 minutes, 50 seconds
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328: Grounded by Nature

What if nature has a solution to the non-native radiation that is damaging our health? Justin Frandson, the owner of EMF Rocks, leads us in a discussion about the possibility that the ground itself can help us reverse the trend. He covers how radiation stresses our bodies, leading to headaches and insomnia. He discusses how rocks can replace the unnatural resonance with one that is healing and shares stories of what we can do to shore up our internal life force. Visit Justin's website: emfrocks.com Check out our sponsors: Redmond Real Salt and Cold Plunge Register for our Wise Traditions conference this November. Make the 50-50 pledge to spend half of your food dollar at local farms.
8/30/202129 minutes, 57 seconds
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327: Space's Healing Aether

What if outer space is not a void, but instead has substance, an "aether" that has healing properties that may be of tremendous benefit to us? Dr. James DeMeo makes a compelling case for this perspective based on his decades of research and the work of Nikolai Tesla. He explains how the energy heals, what we are doing that is compromising its protective properties and what we can do to tap into it to reap its benefits.   Find out more at naturalenergyworks.net. Sign up for our Wise Traditions conference! Join the PrimaFoodie Summit. Check out Redmond Real Salt. For more resources go to westonaprice.org.
8/23/202145 minutes, 7 seconds
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326: Geoengineering: Fact Or Fiction?

Have you ever looked at the sky and been surprised to see clouds that don’t look like normal clouds? There are often streaks of white traversing overhead. Where do they come from and what are they doing to us? Dane Wigington is the lead researcher and administrator for the website www.geoengineeringwatch.org, and the executive producer of the documentary, “The Dimming.” He has a background in solar energy and was a former employee of Bechtel Power Corporation. He has amassed facts that point to covert global climate engineering operations. This is the crux of geoengineering: an effort to manipulate the climate and manage solar radiation. But it appears to be detrimental to the health of soil and people. Dane explains how he got into this field and what he has uncovered since that time. He differentiates between so-called chemtrails and contrails and emphasizes that atmospheric particles left in the lingering, spreading jet aircraft trails, are NOT simply condensation as we’ve been led to believe. Finally, he offers advice for what to do to diminish the fallout from the chemicals that may be falling from the sky. Check out his website and watch the documentary "The Dimming" at geoengineeringwatch.org. Register for our Wise Traditions conference in November in Texas. Check out our sponsors: Real Salt, Prima Foodie, and Cold Plunge. Visit our website for more resources and the podcast transcript.
8/16/202141 minutes, 9 seconds
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325: Transhumanism: Humanity 2.0?

Is there a push to alter human DNA to create a kind of "humanity 2.0"? Dr. Carrie Madej is convinced there is. She is an Osteopathic Internal Medicine Doctor who has directed two large medical clinics in the state of Georgia in the U.S. Her in-depth research of vaccination has led her to some startling discoveries. Today, Carrie sheds light on some disturbing biotechnological advances, and the potential nefarious motives behind them. The attempt to combine artificial intelligence with human beings is ostensibly intended to improve the human race and social behavior, but it is likely to compromise our ability to be fully human and completely ourselves. In light of this, Carrie offers practical advice for maintaining control of our health, and resisting efforts to invade our privacy and modify our humanity.   Find out more at the website: stopworldcontrol.com. Visit our website: westonaprice.org. Check out our sponsors: Paleo Valley and Bordeaux Kitchen Naturals  and PrimaFoodie Register for our Wise Traditions conference this November.
8/9/202128 minutes, 19 seconds
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324: Real Kids, Real Food

It’s 5 p.m. The kids are hungry, again, and you are scrounging around the fridge and cabinets, trying to figure out what to feed them for dinner. One of them would eat only bread and potatoes, if you let him. The other turns her nose up at anything green. How can you possibly feed them meals that they might actually enjoy eating, that also truly nourish at the same time?   Corey Dunn is a homeschooling mama of four who is helping a growing community feed their real kids, real food. She offers numerous ideas for nutrient-dense meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She talks about how she manages the pickiest eater in her family and how she reduces stress at the dinner table. She gets specific about brands she likes and strategies she uses to feed her family well on a budget. Last but not least, she reminds us that many foods can be "upgraded" to become more nourishing, and even more delicious.   Check out Corey's blog: fornutrientssake.com Check out our sponsors: Paleo Valley and Nash Family Fish Register for our Wise Traditions conference in November. Order our trifold brochure pack. Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation.
8/2/202132 minutes, 26 seconds
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323: Vitamins And Minerals 101

What can we do to ensure we're getting the most essential vitamins and minerals in our diet each day? Chris Masterjohn has a PhD in nutritional sciences and, today, he helps us get clarity on how to go about it.   Right off the bat, he recommends turning to food first. He highlights the benefits of liver (especially for women) and the importance of DHA and arachidonic acid for gut health, to resolve skin issues and improve neurological function, in addition to avoiding off omega-3 and omega-6 deficiencies.   He also offers his own personal recipe for a perfect whole-food "multi-vitamin." In short, he equips us with a better idea of what our bodies need and how to provide for them.   Visit Chris' website: chrismasterjohnphd.com Check out our sponsors: Earth Runners and Nash Family Fish Register for our conference here. Rate and review our podcast. Visit our website: westonaprice.org  
7/26/202141 minutes, 5 seconds
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322: Herbs For Energy, Healing, & Vitality

Herbs are the undervalued helpers in our diets. Sure, they spice up our foods and beverages, but they also play a role in supporting digestion, mood, and healthy immune system function. Jenny McGruther helps us explore their role in the diet and in our health. Jenny is a nutritional therapist, herbalist and the author of three natural foods cookbooks: The Nourished Kitchen, Broth and Stock, and Vibrant Botanicals, her latest cookbook which features culinary and medicinal herbs.   Jenny tells the story of how her own struggle with anxiety led her down the path to explore the world of culinary and therapeutic herbs. She explains how herbs have different vital properties (some stimulate, some relax us, for example) and how understanding these properties can help us choose the herbs that might be the most beneficial for our bodies. She gets specific about herbs that help the body handle stress, like astragalus, and offers advice about which herbs to start including in the diet.   Visit her website: nourishedkitchen.com Check out our sponsors: Earth Runners and Paleo Valley Learn more about the Health Freedom Defense Fund Donate to the Weston A. Price Foundation.
7/19/202132 minutes, 14 seconds
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321: The COVID Shot: No Turning Back

What are the consequences of this worldwide vaccination mobilization? Dr. Larry Palevsky, a NYS-licensed pediatrician and a past president of the American Holistic Medical Association, offers words of warning on today's podcast. First, he says that the COVID-19 injections are not necessarily vaccines, as we understand them, but rather an mRNA technology (on which there is no safety data).   He also expresses concern about the lipid nanoparticles they contain--that have been shown to cause damage to reproductive systems, the brain, liver, kidney, and heart. He discusses the censorship of treatments that have shown promise and why he believes such treatments have been pushed aside.   Finally, he sheds light on the big picture--where we're headed and why we need to turn around, before we hit the point of no return.
7/12/202144 minutes, 37 seconds
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320: Timeless Principles Of Healthy Traditional Diets (Part 2)

For the last few decades, the government has been telling us what to eat and what not to eat. Somehow their advice to eat low-fat, limit cholesterol, avoid red meat, and the like hasn’t done us any favors. We are less healthy as a populace than ever before. These principles have unfortunately led us in the wrong direction. Sally Fallon Morell is the president of the Weston A. Price Foundation and the author of “Nourishing Traditions,” “Nourishing Broth,” “Nourishing Diets” and more. Sally understands what it takes to nourish people well. The secret lies in returning to ancestral traditions.   Today, Sally contrasts the government's guidelines with timeless traditions. Sally debunks the erroneous advice with ancestral wisdom and science to back it up. She reminds us how to maximize nutrients like our ancestors did to return to and maintain excellent health.   Visit her website: nourishingtraditions.com Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Order our free info pack. Check out our sponsors: Earth Runners and Paleo Valley.
7/5/202128 minutes, 40 seconds
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319: Timeless Principles Of Healthy Traditional Diets (Part 1)

Plant-based, Paleo, Vegan, Keto, Raw — there are so many health trends and fad diets out there! What advice do you take? What diet actually nourishes us the best? And which has stood the test of time? Sally Fallon Morell, the President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, offers clarity as she focuses on the timeless key principles of healthy traditional diets. Indigenous peoples all over the world have dietary and lifestyle customs that served them well for thousands of years. As Weston A. Price noted in the 1930s and 1940s, these traditions enabled them to maintain vibrant health, something we are desperately seeking today.   Sally kicks things off with a look at the common characteristics of the diets of isolated people groups worldwide—that included nutrient-dense foods, ferments, no refined or denatured foods of any kind. She helps us figure out how we can include more of these foods in our diets today. She goes over which fats are healthiest and discusses the dangerous trend of meat-less meats and avoiding animal products altogether.   Check out her blog at nourishingtraditions.com. Sign up for the Lunch Leader Training Academy. Check out our sponsors: Redmond Real Salt, Chelsea Green, and Earth Runners Learn more about the Weston A. Price Foundation.
6/28/202134 minutes, 35 seconds
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318: The Sherlock Holmes of Health

There are still people on the earth in perfect health--who don't know what a headache is, who don’t experience insomnia, period pain, depression, or anxiety. Dr. Mary Ruddick is traveling the globe to find them and learn from their traditional health ways, to see how we might apply the protective mechanisms to our own health. Today, she tells stories related to her travels throughout Africa, the Blue Zones, and remote regions of the world. She discusses her observations, both from traditions kept and others, lost. She also tells her own health journey and how the work of WAPF and the GAPS diet helped her recover after years of being bedridden. Finally she tells us about a project she is putting into place to help children stick close to their ancestral diets. Visit her website: enableyourhealing.com & cows4kids.com Sign up for the Lunch Leader Training Academy Rate and review our podcast Check out our sponsors: Redmond Real Salt and Paleo Valley
6/21/202135 minutes, 26 seconds
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317: Glyphosate & COVID

Glyphosate residues are in our food, air, and water. How can we combat this carcinogenic toxin? And could it be contributing to our current global health crisis? Dr. Stephanie Seneff, an MIT scientist, has been studying the effects of glyphosate for decades. Today, she highlights glyphosate’s role in respiratory illnesses (including COVID), how its presence in bio-fuels is contaminating our air, and what a glyphosate map overlaid with COVID cases reveals. Stephanie also talks about what we can do to lessen glyphosate's effects on us – from Epsom salt baths to nutrient-dense foods, to sunlight and grounding. She also offers an idea for an overall solution for preventing glyphosate contamination. Pre-order Stephanie's upcoming book at chelseagreen.com. Order the WAPF free info pack. Check out our sponsors: Redmond.Life & Earth Runners Rate and review our podcast.
6/14/202137 minutes, 30 seconds
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316: Ancient Healing Seawater

Can we benefit from drinking seawater? Water expert Robert Slovak says "Yes!" Robert is a mechanical, aeronautical, and astronautical engineer best known for his decades of research, exploring a variety of waters: hydrogen-rich water, deuterium depleted water (DDW), and seawater. Today, Robert focuses on seawater, a world-famous medicine, hidden in plain sight. For most of the twentieth century, seawater was considered a medicine. It was even imported and used to treat tuberculosis in children’s hospitals in the USA. Robert makes a case for including seawater in our diets today, because of its mineral-rich composition, noting that it is the only aqueous solution that contains the entire periodic table! Robert explains how to get the therapeutic benefits: he covers the amount we should drink, and where it should be sourced. Visit his website: waterandwellness.com  Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Check out redmond.life and paleovalley.com. Find out about upcoming events on our website: westonaprice.org.
6/7/202135 minutes, 28 seconds
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315: When The "Difficult Patient" Is You

When doctors are stymied by a patient's case, they often label the patient "difficult." What can you do when that label has been put on you? Dr. Cynthia Li, author of “Brave New Medicine,” understands where you're coming from. Because it happened to her, too. A functional medicine physician, she once was labeled "difficult" while dealing with a debilitating auto-immune condition. Today, she describes her own personal journey to health, and how she had to shift her paradigm from one of relying on external authorities and rationality, to moving toward embracing intuition, instinct, and ancestral wisdom. She discusses the importance of “not trying harder but trying differently.” And how, for her, true healing came as she pursued connecting with herself on a profound level. Visit Cynthia's website: cynthialimd.com Check out our upcoming WAPF events. Rate and review our podcast. Join our email list. See our online store.
5/31/202134 minutes, 17 seconds
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314: Lessons from this Past Year

Is there any "up" side to all that's happened this past year? What lessons have we learned along the way? Joel Salatin, the man behind Polyface Farms in Swoope, VA, is an author, speaker, and a leader in the regenerative farming movement. Today he dares to suggest that we examine what has happened and our role in it. What are we doing to nurture good health? What has been the impact of the restrictions, locally and globally? And what can we expect next? Joel asks important questions and offers common-sense advice on where to go from here. Check out Joel's website: polyfacefarms.com Like and follow our new Facebook page: Wise Traditions Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation Order a USB drive full of podcasts! Join the WAPF email list!
5/24/202127 minutes, 56 seconds
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313: Movement As Nutrition

We are movement-deficient in this era of conveniences as close as the click of a mouse or a word to Alexa. Author and speaker Katy Bowman of “Move your DNA” and “Grow Wild”  offers insights on how we got this way and what we can do to reverse the trend. She suggests that we make small environmental changes (like limiting screen time, switching positions when we are on our computers, and more) that can help each of us integrate more movement into our lives. She also makes a strong case for diversity of movement, and she explains how that nourishes our body in ways we might not have expected. Visit Katy's website: nutritiousmovement.com. Donate to the Weston A. Price Foundation. Order a free info pack. Rate and review the podcast. Get on our email list.
5/17/202143 minutes, 26 seconds
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312: Confidence In The Kitchen

If cooking isn’t your strong suit, where should you start? Gretchen Hackmann Adler invites us to gain confidence in the kitchen, as she shares her own cooking journey. She is the founder of the health and lifestyle group: Gretchy.  Today, she shares her successes and flops and reminds us that cooking is a journey. She talks about what matters most when just getting going, how to cultivate your children’s craving for real food, the importance of a growing awareness of how processed foods make you feel, the role of cookware in the kitchen, and more. Her practical, down-to-earth advice ("the more you do it, the easier it'll get") is designed to empower and encourage each of us along the way. Check out Gretchen's course: How to Create a Nourishing Kitchen or follow her on Instagram: @gretchy Donate to the Weston A. Price Foundation. Order a free info pack. Rate and review the podcast. Get on our email list.
5/10/202133 minutes, 4 seconds
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311: How to Find the Right Salt

Salt has had a bad rap for a while now. But avoiding it can lead to nausea, headaches, depression, and more. In actuality, salt is essential for good health. Darryl Bosshardt, of Redmond's Real Salt, is a salt expert who has studied salt and minerals his whole life. Today, he explains what natural, well-sourced salt in the diet can do for us. He explains how salt, one of the world’s most prized foods, got its bad reputation in the first place. And he offers simple steps to ditch the fake stuff (industrialized table salt) and find the real deal that will nourish our bodies well on multiple levels. Visit Darryl's website redmond.life Check out our website: westonaprice.org Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation Order our free info pack Rate and review our podcast
5/3/202132 minutes, 6 seconds
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310: Be Informed: Reasons For Reservations

Many people around the world are getting COVID injections. But many are also disinclined to do so. Christian Elliot is a personal trainer, and life and health coach and his recent blog post entitled “18 Reasons I Won’t Be Getting a COVID Vaccine” has gone viral. It's very well-referenced and fact-based. Today, Christian explains why he wrote this blog and he gives us his top reasons for not getting the jab – including the fact that all three major vaccine candidates cause blood clots, that Fauci himself has admitted that vaccines do not stop transmission or infection, and that there are a large number of adverse vaccine reactions and deaths that are going unreported. Visit Christian's website: truewholehuman.com Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Request a free info pack. Get a trifold brochure pack. See our coronavirus resource page.
4/30/202131 minutes, 43 seconds
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309: Treatment Cover-Up

We’ve been told that there is no treatment, prevention or cure for COVID-19. But some successful protocols that have helped COVID patients have been hidden away. Why is that? Dr. David Brownstein is a board-certified family physician and the Medical Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in Michigan. He is also the author of "A Holistic Approach to Viruses". Today he shares with us the exact protocols he's used with his patients over the past 28 years to support immune function and effectively fight all kinds of viruses, including SARS CoV2. He explains what he did when governmental censorship tried to quiet his results during the height of the pandemic. In this conversation, he reminds us that we have options when it comes to safeguarding our health and offers hope for the future. Visit his website: drbrownstein.com. Get our free info pack. Rate and review our podcast. Visit our sponsor Chelsea Green Publishing. Check out Bordeaux Kitchen Naturals.
4/26/202138 minutes, 7 seconds
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308: Be Informed: Mandates On The Horizon

Mask mandates, contact tracing, and looming vaccine passports have caused many to grow concerned and confused. What are our rights? What can we expect in terms of mandates to come and how will they affect our freedom? Leslie Manookian, the founder of the Health Freedom Defense Fund, speaks to this global crisis. She covers a variety of topics in our conversation from what to do if your job requires vaccination to how to navigate relationships where the unvaccinated are perceived as a danger. She discusses what we can expect if we decide to take the injection, in the short-term and the long-term. And she goes over the authoritarian measures used in many communities around the world to get the populace to comply including mind control, and medical apartheid. Finally she explains what she believes to be our only hope to survive in these times. Check out her website: healthfreedomdefense.org. Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Rate and review our podcast. Order our trifold brochure pack.
4/23/202147 minutes, 9 seconds
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307: Farming "Life Skills" For Children

What "life skills" do our children need to be able to navigate successfully in this world of ours? Leigh Merinoff, of Meadows Bee Farm in Vermont, is empowering children to explore their role in the wonders of regenerative farming, food production, herbal medicine and the traditional farm arts. Through her Meadows Bee Young Farmers Program, children learn how to milk & care for cows, how to tend sheep, grow food, sew, prepare ferments, and more. Along the way, they grow in their observation skills, critical thinking and compassion for and understanding of nature. These are the kind of life skills that promise a bright future for humanity and the planet.   Check out Meadows Bee Farm. Go to holistichilda.com to sign up for her event at Polyface. Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Visit Bordeaux Kitchen Naturals. Rate and review our podcast.
4/19/202132 minutes, 16 seconds
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306: Be Informed: What The Future May Hold

What problems are restrictions and mask mandates causing? What are the side effects of the COVID-19 "vaccine"? What might happen to our children if we choose to have them get the shot? Senator Dick Black, a Marine and a grandfather of 16 who served in Virginia’s House of Delegates and Senate for 16 years, today draws on his experience and knowledge to shed light on how current events may impact our tomorrow. He offers insights on pharmaceutical companies' promotion of vaccinations. He discusses the ramifications of the mask mandates and of the injection rollout on daily life. He also provides encouragement and motivation to reclaim our health rights.   Visit Senator Black's website: senatorblack.com Join us at an upcoming WAPF event. Subscribe to (or follow) our podcast! Support the Health Freedom Defense Fund.
4/16/202132 minutes, 11 seconds
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305: Frontline Nurses Speak Out

Unethical patient care. Families separated needlessly from loved ones. A rejection of treatment that could be life-saving. Frontline nurses speak out today about what they've witnessed first-hand in the health care system during this time of COVID. Global Frontline Nurses Erin, Olga, and Nicole discuss the medical malpractice and corruption that motivated them to raise their voices and risk professional ridicule and public criticism. They each became a whistleblower, concerned about ethics violations that included: scuttling of patients’ rights, families’ rights, and proper medical care. They discuss today the problem of financial incentives that are diametrically opposed to proper patient care, the rejection of treatments for COVID like the IMS ivermectin protocol, and more. What they share points to some serious cover-ups related to the truth about COVID in hospitals and care facilities. And the nurses’ bravery, speaking out against unethical treatment, is a call to all of us, whatever our profession, to use best practices and ethics and to ask important questions, even in the face of opposition and at great personal risk.   For more from these nurses, visit globalfrontlinenurses.com. Visit our website, westonaprice.org, for the show transcript and for more resources. Check out our sponsor: Bordeaux Kitchen Naturals. Sign up for upcoming events here. Rate and review our podcast here. Reach out to Nurse Erin at ([email protected])
4/12/202124 minutes, 12 seconds
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304: Be Informed: Ramifications For Our Children

What are our current restrictions – masks, lockdowns, social distancing, and more – doing to our children? What does the future hold for them? Will there be mandatory testing and vaccination? What are the physical, social, and psychological ramifications of the world's response to this "pandemic" on children? Mary Holland, the President and General Counsel for Children’s Health Defense, explores the fall-out for our children from the "new normal” so far. She discusses the stated plan to not only test our children for the SARS-CoV-2 virus but to eventually vaccinate them as well. She discusses problems with both the testing and the injections. And she cites steps we can take to better inform ourselves and protect our children in the days to come. Visit childrenshealthdefense.org. Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here. Join Nourished Children 2.0 & Nourished 2.0 Check out our upcoming WAPF events here.
4/9/202134 minutes, 28 seconds
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303: Food With Stories

The food on your plate came from somewhere. Do you know its story? What about the story of the people who prepared it? Or those who first foraged for it in your area? Today, Sean Sherman, the author of The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen cookbook, calls us to open our eyes to what’s behind our food, and who. He discusses the wonders of local fruits, vegetables, and herbs first cultivated and eaten by indigenous people. He also explains why lawns are stupid, the importance of food awareness, and how to grow in food sovereignty. He shares his hopes for the latter and talks about what he and his team are doing about it: they are currently preparing 10,000 meals per week for communities in the Minneapolis area. And they have bigger dreams still: imagine fields and forests planted with native fruits, vegetables, and herbs for everyone to enjoy. This is Sean's vision for the future of indigenous tribes, as well as people around the globe. Visit the Natifs website. Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Check out our upcoming events. Visit Bordeauxkitchen.com, our sponsor.
4/5/202128 minutes, 23 seconds
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302: Be Informed: Ask Questions

Why is there an avoidance of scientific debate on the topic of injections? What are the consequences of the singular paradigm of modern science and medicine? Why does it seem certain topics are taboo? How can we gather information despite the censorship? Dr. Leland Stillman helps us take a hard look at what's happening in science and medicine today. He reminds us of the importance of posing questions since our very life and health depend upon the answers. Today, he also examines why opinions that differ from the mainstream are ignored or discredited. He reviews how this leads to the growing movement to force medical interventions on the public. He offers insights about ancient healing modalities for improved health and shares ideas for practical steps we can take to safeguard our health. Visit Leland's website: stillmanmd.com Join us at upcoming WAPF events! Order our 2021 shopping guide. Explore our Nourished Children 2.0 Facebook group for parents. Review our podcast on Apple Podcasts.  
4/2/202139 minutes, 20 seconds
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301: "Healthy" Doesn't Mean "Bland"

Does "healthy" food have to be hard to swallow? Nick Barnard, the author of Eat Right, offers ideas for how to re-connect with the savory pleasure of nourishing food. He recommends respecting our food, infusing its preparation with love, and relishing the subsequent satisfaction it brings. He suggests that following traditional food preparation methods (like soaking nuts, and making fermented foods) deepens our appreciation of food that isn't necessarily particularly "convenient" or "fast." Nick offers insights on how to shift our relationship to food and "fall in love" with the good stuff all over again.   Visit Nick's website: rudehealth.com Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Check out our upcoming events here.
3/29/202142 minutes, 37 seconds
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300: Outside The Mainstream

Are you eager to hear something other than the mainstream narrative related to this “pandemic”? Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, brings some welcome alternative information that you won't hear in the usual places. She puts numbers into context and offers some points of optimism amid the widespread COVID fear.  She offers insights on what vitamins help build robust lung health (vitamin K) and why it's best to get vitamin D from food sources (as opposed to supplements). In this review of the recent wise traditions journal, Sally covers a few other topics as well: the nourishment from encocados (a coconut stew from Ecuador) and her own theory on why and how the COVID sickness is spreading. Check out Sally's blog at nourishingtraditions.com. Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Rate and review our podcast here. Register for upcoming events at westonaprice.org.
3/22/202131 minutes, 17 seconds
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299: Are You Breathing Wrong?

James Nestor, the NY Times bestselling author of Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, suggests that humans are the “worst breathers in the animal kingdom.” Most of us breathe through our mouths, and when we do so, we “short circuit” the systems in our body and our overall energy. Today, James explains why he believes we should train ourselves to go back to nasal breathing. He goes over the benefits we can expect when we do so: from improved sleep and lower blood pressure to improved athletic performance. Visit James' website: mrjamesnestor.com. Register for Weston A. Price Foundation upcoming events here.
3/15/202134 minutes, 5 seconds
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298: A Diagnosis Does Not Define You

Does a diagnosis need to "stick?” Can we challenge or change it or is our course set, according to what the doctors have told us? Victor Mifsud was given the diagnosis at the age of 9 that he had tunnel vision and a condition that was going to ruin his eyesight. He chose to challenge that idea and this set him on a journey to explore what it takes to heal the body, mind, and spirit. On today's podcast, he shares the most helpful therapies. He talks about how to tap into the brain’s neuroplasticity (its ability to strengthen and develop new neuro-pathways). He discusses sound and somatic therapy and their role in relieving mental health issues, including PTSD. While Victor is legally blind, he reminds us that there is more to health than meets the eye. See the trailer for Victor's documentary "My Neuroplastic Adventure" Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here. Order our trifold brochure pack here. Register for our upcoming events at westonaprice.org. Rate and review our podcast on Apple Podcasts.
3/8/202134 minutes, 18 seconds
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297: The Solution Is You

Why look outside ourselves to control chaos? Pete Evans, the producer of the award-winning documentary film “The Magic Pill,” suggests that we have more power than we may realize to effect change. Today, he gives us an overview of what's happening and what we can do about it during these challenging times. He connects the dots behind the COVID crackdown in Australia and offers insights on the benefits of changing our diet and doing individual internal work. Finally, he reminds us that each of us can come up with our own personal recipe for a “delicious life!" Visit Pete's website: PeteEvans.com Order the Weston A. Price Foundation's free info pack. Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here. Rate and review our Wise Traditions podcast here.
3/1/202145 minutes, 23 seconds
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296: Grow Closer to Your Food, the Land & One Another

How did a professional body builder end up on a farm, living in a yurt? Mike Dickson is known as The Fit Farmer, and today he tells the story of how his life and priorities changed. He talks about his transition from PopTarts to real food. He shares what it feels like to tend to the earth under our feet and why it matters. He talks about how to balance our use of technology. In short, he covers how to cultivate healthy relationships across the board—with ourselves, our food, the land, and the community around us. Check out Mike's YouTube channel, The Fit Farmer. Order the Weston A. Price Foundation's free info pack. Get our trifold brochure pack. Rate and review our Wise Traditions podcast here.
2/22/202127 minutes, 19 seconds
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295: What's Up With Our Water?

Man-made pharmaceutical drugs and chemicals are making their way into our drinking water at unprecedented levels. What’s happening exactly and what can we do about it? Carrie Jennings, a field geologist who works with Freshwater, a leading public nonprofit dedicated to preserving freshwater resources and their surrounding watersheds, answers these questions and more. Today, Carrie explains how antibiotic use on farms, and residue from anti-inflammatories, antidepressants, and other pharmaceutical drugs end up contaminating our waters. She goes over the worst toxins, dubbed “forever chemicals,” and tells us how to avoid them when making purchases. And she offers suggestions for what each of us can do to protect the quality of our water for our own health and the sake of everyone in our local community. Visit freshwater.org for more information. Order our free info pack. Get our trifold brochure pack. Rate and review our podcast here.
2/15/202135 minutes, 43 seconds
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294: A Different Take On Our State Of Emergency

There is much frustration and confusion surrounding everything that’s happened in the past 12+ months, related to COVID-19. Lockdowns, shuttered businesses, curfews and more have left a lot of us scratching our heads… and asking important questions. Dr. David Martin, the Founder and Chairman of M-CAM Inc., is an author, public speaker, and innovator who has done a lot of research on our current state of affairs. Today, David offers key facts that help us understand this state of emergency from a different perspective. He reveals how the CDC filed a patent application on SARS-CoV in the early 2000s and explains why this is important. He discusses evidence that indicates that SARS-CoV2 has been manipulated to limit freedom and compromise our health. He unpacks the legal and health contradictions of new COVID treatments like the mask and the vaccines. And he offers insights on what each of us can do to fight for health freedom. Visit his website: davidmartin.world Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here: westonaprice.org Check out our sponsors White Oak Pastures and Health Freedom Defense Fund  
2/8/202130 minutes, 32 seconds
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293: How To Thrive (Not Just Survive) In These Times

These are stressful times, no doubt about it. We are divided, fearful, and struggling to maintain a positive outlook and solid mental health. Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., is a cell biologist and lecturer, and the bestselling author of “The Biology of Belief.” Today, Bruce offers ideas on how to empower ourselves, so that we don’t fall prey to a “victim mentality.” He talks about how a positive belief system, based on our own agency, can improve our mental health, overall health, and bring about a powerful, positive transformation in our world. He gives suggestions for how to invest our energy wisely and how to use the world’s resources carefully, to best care for ourselves and the planet. And he reminds us that positive action can help us not simply survive these times, but to actually thrive! Visit Bruce’s website: brucelipton.com Order our free info pack here Check out our sponsors Ancestral Supplements and Toups and Co Organics Rate and review our podcast here
2/1/202137 minutes, 18 seconds
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292: It's Gene Therapy, Not a Vaccine

Dr. David Martin, medical and legal expert, challenges our presuppositions about the new mRNA Covid-19 vaccines. Quoting the pharmaceutical companies themselves, David suggests that these are not vaccines, but, in actuality, gene therapy. He explains what the vaccines may do to us, what they are promising they can do for us, and how to distinguish the difference. Visit his website davidmartin.world. Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here. Order our free info pack and join our mailing list here. Check out our sponsor Toups and Co Organics. Rate and review our Wise Traditions podcast here.
1/25/202133 minutes, 41 seconds
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291: What They're Not Telling You About The Pill

Millions of women have used "the pill" to prevent pregnancy, manage hormonal challenges, and even to control acne. Dr. Jolene Brighten, the author of Beyond the Pill, explores little-known facts about the pill in an effort to empower women to balance their hormones and reclaim their bodies. Dr. Brighten doesn't advocate against its use, but she does offer insights on its effect on our health. She discusses little-known side effects like depression, low libido, brain fog, and fatigue. She talks about what it does to our bodies hormonally and energetically, and how it can impact future fertility. She suggests what your diet should look like while on it, and how to best transition off of it. Visit her website: drbrighten.com Request our free info pack: westonaprice.org Get our 7 Easy Lessons here. Check out our sponsor: Toups and Co Organics
1/18/202133 minutes, 29 seconds
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286: The Covid 19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know

What do you need to know before lining up for one of the Covid 19 vaccines? This bonus episode offers a careful analysis of the top frontrunner Covid-19 vaccines. What are the potential risks and benefits? Dr. Bob Sears, author of "The Vaccine Book", offers information to equip you to make an informed decision about whether or not to get a coronavirus vaccine. He explains how the new M-RNA vaccine technology works. He covers the efforts made historically to address viruses through vaccinations. And he reminds us that no pharmaceutical company has promised that the vaccine will actually prevent infection and transmission of the coronavirus. Visit his website: immunityeducationgroup.org Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here. Order the 2021 Shopping Guide: https://bit.ly/shoppingguide2021  
1/14/202140 minutes, 4 seconds
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290: Nourishing Pet Food

Why does our dog have bad breath? Why do so many pets have digestive issues and even cancer? What's going on? Billy Hoekman, the Nutrition Science Director for Answers Pet Food, discusses the role that diet plays in pet health. Just as with people, animals could benefit from a dietary overhaul that leads back to what suits their constitution best. Billy goes over the ingredients in most pet food, and explains how pet food labels don't tell the entire story. He covers why a raw diet is preferable over kibble. And he gives concrete tips for how to transition pets to a more suitable diet to cultivate good health and avoid disease. Go to answerspetfood.com for blogs and more resources. Order our "Healthy 4 Life" guide here. Check out Toups and Co Organics. Rate and review our podcast here.
1/11/202137 minutes, 48 seconds
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289: Start Strong

The flip of the calendar often has many of us vowing to take better care of ourselves. And there is certainly no time for that like the present! Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, today discusses how to best nourish ourselves so we can be stronger and better than ever in 2021. To get there, Sally covers a lot of ground. She underscores the importance of eating lots of nutrient-dense animal foods, replete in vitamins A and D—foods that have protective properties to help us fight off toxins and illnesses. She offers ideas for how to start a Wise Traditions pantry or larder.  And she concludes the conversation with words of caution regarding the new coronavirus vaccine. Check out Sally's blog at nourishingtraditions.com. Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here. Order our 2021 shopping guide here. See our sponsor Toups and Co Organics. Rate and review our podcast here.
1/4/202136 minutes
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288: Best of 2020

Happy (almost) New Year! This episode is our end-of-year gift to you, a highlight reel of sorts, featuring excerpts from some of the most listened-to podcast episodes of 2020! We cover how to shore up your health, following traditional food ways, with Sally Fallon Morell. We uncover what some of the driving forces are behind this global crisis with Leslie Manookian. And with Dr. Zach Bush, we discuss how to take our health into our hands, becoming proactive rather than reactive at this time. Check out the original full-length episodes: "Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus (or Any Virus)" w/ Sally Fallon Morell "Behind the Coronavirus" w/ Leslie Manookian "Proactive Amidst this Crisis" w/ Dr. Zach Bush See our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and Toups and Co. Become a member of WAPF here.
12/28/202042 minutes, 42 seconds
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287: Why We Need Flexibility

Mark Sisson, New York Times best-selling author and former endurance athlete, covers the benefits of flexibility on a number of levels. He discusses how to train our metabolism to run more efficiently. As we develop this "metabolic flexibility" – a reliance on fats and ketones for energy – we will likely reduce hunger pangs, burn body fat and increase our energy in the process. He also reminds us of the need to develop flexibility in other aspects of our lives. The ability to "roll with the punches" is needed now more than ever. For more, check out Mark's blog: marksdailyapple.com Visit our website for the transcript and more resources: westonaprice.org Order our WAPF 2021 shopping guide See our sponsors' websites: Ancestral Supplements and Toupsandco.com
12/21/202040 minutes, 27 seconds
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285: Foraging the Wild Food around Us

Nature consistently provides an abundance of wild edible foods all around us—whether we live in the city, the country, or someplace in between. Samuel Thayer, author of “Forager’s Harvest” and “Nature’s Garden," is a foraging educator and wild food gatherer who began “survival camping” at age 14. Today, Sam introduces us to the many foods growing underfoot--from ferns to flowers to what we call "weeds." He tells stories of his adventures foraging and offers insights into the story of Chris McCandless, whose story was told in the movie "Into the Wild." Sam describes the bounty of his own pantry replete with wild walnuts, hazelnuts, wild rice, ramps, and plums. And he inspires us to explore the benefits and beauty found in a diverse, local diet, like that of our ancestors. Visit Sam's website: foragersharvest.com Donate to the Weston A. Price Foundation here. Check out our sponsors: Toups & Co. Organics and Ancestral Supplements For this podcast transcript and other resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org
12/14/202028 minutes, 52 seconds
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284: How To Have A Healthy Pregnancy

Most of us would love a healthy start to the day with a solid breakfast, time outside, grounding, and a moment of peace before tackling the tasks at hand. But what would it be like to have a healthy start on life itself? Sally Fallon Morell, the President and Founder of the Weston A. Price Foundation, today covers how to give babies the healthiest life possible, right from the start. Sally gets into specifics about preparing the body for conception, how much time is needed to detox the body beforehand, and what dietary changes are recommended for both women and men for optimal fertility. Among other things, she also discusses which vitamins are most needed to build a baby’s body, including those found in nutrient-dense foods like liver, butter, and egg yolks. In sum, Sally shares ideas for how to have a healthy pregnancy gleaned from the traditional food ways of the healthiest peoples around the globe. Visit Sally's blog at nourishingtraditions.com Donate to the Weston A. Price Foundation: westonaprice.org/donate Order our guide "Healthy 4 Life" Check out our sponsor Ancestral Supplements
12/7/202030 minutes, 56 seconds
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283: Good Vibrations For Better Health

"Good Vibrations" was the title of a song by a group called the Beach Boys from the 1970s. It was a catchy upbeat tune that instantly lifted your mood. But cultivating good vibrations when life can get overwhelming and depressing necessitates more than just a song. It requires internal & spiritual work to foster a healthy outlook and mindset. Biohacker Luke Storey, the host of the Life Stylist Podcast, is a motivational speaker, and a kundalini yoga and meditation teacher. Today, he offers insights for developing good vibrations based on primal health and ancient spiritual practices that he’s applied in his own life. Luke shares tools for dealing with negative emotions and crazy thoughts. He talks about what helps him deal with whatever life throws his way and how he cultivates true compassion and radical forgiveness. He also talks about how to handle vibrations/frequencies (such as non-native electromagnetic fields) that jeopardize our health on a number of levels. Visit Luke's website: lukestorey.com See our website for resources and the podcast transcript: westonaprice.org Rate and review our podcast on Apple Podcasts Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and Mountain Rose Herbs
11/30/20201 hour, 1 minute, 42 seconds
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282: Why Getting Cold This Winter Is A Good Idea

We are often insulated from our environment. In the winter, we warm our homes. In the summer, we cool them. But we may be unintentionally harming our health by not challenging our bodies to deal with the ambient temperature. A panel of experts today explains how we can benefit from cold therapy, offering practical first steps for those who are new to the practice. They also cover the problems with artificial light and the importance of getting more sunlight on our skin. They share how living more in tune with nature, as our ancestors did, can help alleviate a host of health conditions and reinvigorate the body. The panelists are Dr. Mike T. Nelson, Katie Newman, Thaddeus Owen, Christa Rymal, Heidi Sime, and Nic Zahasky. Visit thepointretreats.com for more info. Check out our sponsors, Ancestral Supplements and Mountain Rose Herbs. Visit our website to order "Healthy 4 Life."
11/23/202056 minutes, 57 seconds
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281: Health Freedom: We The People

What would you do if you were in the military and your commanding officer ordered you to get a series of vaccinations? And what if it was a series of shots that you noticed had sickened your colleagues? This was the situation of Major Jim Gallagher in the 1990s. Today, Jim tells the story of what happened to him and his colleagues. We also hear from Joe Ordia of the Virginia Freedom Keepers and Patty Healy of the National Vaccine Information Center. All three individuals share their perspectives on the encroachment of health freedoms and what we can do to take our health into our own hands. Find out more about the Virginia Freedom Keepers: virginiafreedomkeepers.org See our website for health freedom groups near you. Join Nourished Children 2.0 & Nourished 2.0 Check out our sponsor Mountain Rose herbs Rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts
11/20/202032 minutes, 5 seconds
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280: Rediscover Bone Broth

The earliest recipes we have, from Samaria, are all for broth. Yes, bone broth made with bones, tendons, and cartilage! It may sound foreign to us now, but it's time to rediscover this wise tradition. Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, today reviews principle #10 of the 11 wise traditions dietary principles: how all traditional peoples included bones in their diet, typically in the form of a gelatin-rich broth. Sally explains how broths and stews have many benefits for us. Among other things, they are a great source of collagen – good for our mood, and detoxing – and glycine – good for our skin, liver, and heart. She reminds us that broth has dopamine-regulating benefits, and helps improve brain function, & build stronger bones. Finally, she tells of how ancient cultures included bones in their diet and how we would do well to reacquaint ourselves with this health-preserving tradition ourselves. Visit Sally's website: nourishingtraditions.com Join Nourished Children 2.0 & Nourished 2.0 Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements & Mountain Rose Herbs See our website for more resources and the full transcript: westonaprice.org.
11/16/202026 minutes, 6 seconds
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279: Health Freedom: Small Steps To Regain Rights

Sometimes we think we have to do one GINORMOUS thing to make a difference in the world. But even a drop in the bucket can help fill a bucket to the point of overflowing. Dr. Devin Vrana is the owner of Light House Chiropractic & Acupuncture and the host of the "IF THEY KNEW" podcast. Today, Devin discusses the restrictions that have been placed on people worldwide and the agenda behind them. She asks important questions such as: how and why has the medical freedom movement been summarily labeled and dismissed? What, besides public health concerns, could possibly be behind the mask mandates? And what can the average person do to make a difference given our current circumstance? A self-described momma bear, Devin offers thought-provoking, candid insights on the front lines of medical freedom advocacy. Visit Devin's website: devinvrana.com For the transcript of the show and other resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org Order Wise Traditions conference recordings here. Check out our sponsor Mountain Rose Herbs.
11/13/202032 minutes, 44 seconds
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278: Aboriginal Wisdom and Heritage

The aboriginal people of Australia are considered the world’s oldest civilization. There are more than 250 distinct aboriginal groupings, each with its own language, unique customs and traditions. Suzanne Thompson, of the Iningai people, is a self-described rainmaker and ancestral whisperer. Today, she shares stories of her people, her growth in accepting her own cultural identity, and the importance of preserving indigenous wisdom. Suzanne is the chair of the Australian Native Food and Botanicals. She has a passion to create opportunities for partnerships between indigenous and non-indigenous cultures. Learn more about Australian Native Food and Botanicals here. See "The Wisdom of Traditional Cultures" here. Find out about the WAPF event on November 15th on our website's event page here. Check out our sponsors Ancestral Supplements and Mountain Rose Herbs.
11/9/202052 minutes, 44 seconds
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277: Health Freedom: The Costs Of Autism

Autism rates have skyrocketed over the last few decades. The first autism prevalence study in 1970 showed an autism rate of less than 1 in 10,000 kids. Today in the U.S., the autism rate is 1 in 36 children. Sometimes we hear the stats, but the implications don’t quite register. Dr. Toby Rogers discusses today what these numbers look like in real life. Toby has a profound understanding of the public health problem of autism, from how it impacts parents, to the economy, to the world at large. He has a Ph.D. in political economy from the University of Sydney in Australia. He tells the story of how he took the deep dive into what increases the risk of autism. He discusses the indirect and direct costs of caring for those with autism, and the grassroots communities that are coming together to stop the autism epidemic.   Follow him on Twitter: @uTobian Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here. Sign up for our one day event at Polyface here. Find out more about Children's Health Defense. Check out our sponsor Mountain Rose Herbs.
11/6/202033 minutes, 49 seconds
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276: Secret Ingredients That Make Us Sick

Pesticides are absorbed into the tissues of fruits, vegetables, and legumes, so we cannot simply wash them off and declare them safe to eat. GMOs do not create higher crop yields. Switching from conventional to organic food has the potential to reverse eczema, infertility, and other health conditions. Today, Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology discusses the importance of understanding the “secret ingredients” that are making us sick. He explains how many chronic ailments and degenerative diseases are tied to GMOs, pesticides and herbicides. He discusses the new technique of “gene editing,” reviews the problem of Roundup, and offers suggestions for removing these secret ingredients from our diet altogether. Visit Jeffrey's website: responsibletechnology.org and secretingredientsmovie.com. Order an alpaca vest here. Check out our sponsors Ancestral Supplements and Mountain Rose Herbs. See our website for more resources and the full transcript: westonaprice.org.
11/2/202035 minutes, 35 seconds
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275: Health Freedom: The Power Of Choice

There’s a lot that feels out of control at this moment in history. But there are a few things we still have agency over. One is the freedom to choose what happens to our bodies. But is this freedom in jeopardy? Del Bigtree, the host and producer of the internet talk show, The Highwire, and the producer of the documentary “Vaxxed,” discusses the dangers and the opportunities that come at this pivotal time. We have the chance to defend our ability to choose what happens to our body, even as threats appear on the horizon to encroach on that freedom. He discusses the plans in the works for an adult vaccine mandate in the United States, the many organizations working together to increase public awareness of vaccine risks, and how we can defend our health freedoms. And he emphasizes the importance of defending bodily autonomy for our sake and the sake of our children.   Visit Del's website: thehighwire.com Order an alpaca vest here. See our Wise Traditions podcast page here. Check out our sponsor: Optimal Carnivore
10/30/202047 minutes, 3 seconds
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274: Is The Coronavirus Contagious?

We've spent most of 2020 under the assumption that there is a contagious disease spreading and that we have to do what we can to sanitize our environment and stay away from one another to avoid infection and death. But has the coronavirus actually been proven to be contagious? Has it even been proven to be a virus in the first place? Joining Holistic Hilda on the show, Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, challenges these assumptions we've been operating under. This discussion centers around the information in the summer edition of the Wise Traditions journal and her research and work with Dr. Tom Cowan, the co-author of The Contagion Myth. To be clear, Sally is not suggesting that there is no sickness. However, she asks us to look at the illness differently. She explains why what’s been labeled a virus may actually be a natural process in the body and she goes into why toxins in our environment may be the driving force behind this health crisis. She also offers insights about what is behind the mainstream narrative that points to a contagious pandemic. She challenges us to think critically and consider what is happening through a different lens, which in turn may lead us to new conclusions to promote health and wellbeing. For more resources visit our website: westonaprice.org Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here. Read Sally's blog at NourishingTraditions.com. Order a Wise Traditions alpaca vest here. Check out our sponsor, Ancestral Supplements
10/26/202036 minutes, 20 seconds
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273: Health Freedom: Discerning Truth

It’s challenging to discern fact from fiction these days---in terms of the virus, vaccines, and just about everything else. What’s really happening? Lori Gregory and Dr. Andy Wakefield discuss on this podcast how much our times resemble those of the fictitious novel “1984.” Their recent movie “1986: The Act” also touches on the topic of cover-ups, misinformation, and the problems related to the vaccine injury court established in 1986.  They talk about the importance of understanding the risks involved in vaccines and of trusting maternal intuition. They discuss how to distinguish fact from fiction in our surreal times. And they offer ideas for defending our health freedom at this critical juncture in history.   Visit their website: 1986theact.com See our website for more resources: westonaprice.org Check out our sponsors: bordeauxkitchen.com and Optimal Carnivore
10/23/202036 minutes, 43 seconds
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272: The Shocking Truth About Electricity & EMFs

Electricity doesn’t usually make the list of things we're worried about, especially when it comes to our health. For the last two centuries, we have pretty much accepted the notion that electricity is "safe" for us and the planet. But what if it is not? What if not only electricity but other electro-magnetic fields are disrupting our health and normal body functions? Arthur Firstenberg is a scientist, journalist, and the author of "The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life."  Today, he walks us through history, showing how non-native electromagnetic fields have negatively affected the planet..and us. Anxiety, insomnia, heart palpitations and more may not really be as “normal” as we've thought. Instead, they may be responses to our overly electrified environment. Arthur reviews the science of just how microwave and radio frequencies disrupt brain, heart and mitochondrial function. And he offers concrete ideas for how to de-electrify your own world for a brighter and healthier future. Visit Arthur's websites: cellphonetaskforce.org and 5Gspaceappeal. Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation: westonaprice.org/whyjoin Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements
10/19/202038 minutes, 40 seconds
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271: Health freedom: the problem of censorship

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. sounds the alarm bells about the level of censorship in our country. Today he discusses why our Bill of Rights is being trampled on—from the lack of freedom to a jury trial (when it comes to vaccine injury) to the purging of posts on social media platforms that runs contrary to the mainstream narrative when it comes to our current health crisis. He describes groups that are forming to preserve our health freedoms, his own recent experience with censorship, and why the free access to information and the right to form our own thoughts and opinions is critical to democracy. Visit his website: childrenshealthdefense.org See our website for more resources or the transcript: westonaprice.org Check out our sponsors: Optimal Carnivore and Bordeaux Kitchen Naturals Register for our conference: wisetraditions.org
10/16/202014 minutes, 36 seconds
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270: Why being salty is a good thing

Yes, being salty is a good thing, when we're talking about including unrefined, natural salt in the diet! All traditional people groups included some salt in the diet. We would do well to do the same. Low salt consumption has been linked to metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, poor digestion, parasites, and even depression. And salt is actually essential for proper brain and body functionality, helping with hormonal function and restorative sleep, for example. Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, explains why salt is an essential (though often overlooked) part of the diet. She reviews the types of unrefined salt that are most recommended, why conventional medicine recommends lowering salt intake, and the many benefits salt has to offer. See Sally's blog at nourishingtraditions.com Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here. Check out our sponsor Ancestral Supplements
10/12/202030 minutes, 3 seconds
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269: Health freedom: what's at stake

It's important to ask questions during our current worldwide health crisis. Months into this worldwide "pandemic," restrictive measures are still in place, affecting our personal and professional lives. Why are healthy people advised to stay home and "quarantine"? Why are face coverings required when the virus is supposedly nm in diameter (small enough to slip through almost any fabric)? Who benefits from a fearful and shuttered population? What do we stand to lose if we continue to give up our civil liberties, presumably for the health of the population? Sayer Ji, the founder of GreenMedInfo, the world’s largest open-access natural health database, and the author of “Regenerate,” poses these questions and more. In effect, he challenges the conventional narrative of the pandemic. And he explains what's at stake--economically, socially, psychologically and health-wise--as we respond to this crisis. Visit his websites: greenmedinfo.com & thankyoubodyrally Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here. Attend the Wise Traditions conference. Register here. Check out our sponsor: Optimal Carnivore supplements 
10/9/202041 minutes, 11 seconds
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268: Reset your gut

Digestive issues seem to be the norm these days—from food intolerances to gut dysbiosis to SIBO. All we really want to do is eat real food and absorb its nutrients. Enter Dr. Ashley Turner, a Board-Certified Doctor of Holistic Health and traditionally-trained naturopath.  Today, Ashley offers some simple suggestions for restoring our gut health and overall wellbeing. She explains the gut/brain connection and how a leaky gut can lead to mood shifts, allergies, anxiety, migraines, and autoimmune conditions. She reviews steps we can take to reset the gut, including a change of diet, following the GAPS diet or AIP (autoimmune protocol). And she suggests a number of ways we can minimize wear and tear on the body that compromises gut health and our mental health, as well. Visit Ashley's website for more info: restorativechiro.com Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements  Find more resources on our website: westonaprice.org Register for our conference at wisetraditions.org   
10/5/202034 minutes, 48 seconds
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267: Cow as scapegoat

Red meat seems to be a singular focus for much that is wrong with the modern world. We're told that it's possibly carcinogenic and that cows are "destroying the planet." Diana Rodgers, RD, and best-selling author Robb Wolf beg to differ. They are the authors of “Sacred Cow” and the driving force behind the movie by the same name. In today’s conversation, they set the record straight on a number of levels. They cover how well-managed cattle can be a net carbon sink for the environment. They explain how cattle don't actually take up "too much land" because not all land is suitable for cropping. And they review when it was that beef and fat began to be viewed as "bad" for health, when in fact the truth is just the opposite. Our bodies thrive on animal products, and have done so for millennia. All in all, they make a strong case for “better meat” from regenerative farms. Visit their website for more: sacredcow.info Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements  Find more resources on our website: westonaprice.org Register for our conference at wisetraditions.org 
9/28/202042 minutes, 42 seconds
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266: What we can do about EMFs

Cell phones, laptops, tablets, smart refrigerators, thermostats, and driverless cars. The list of new technology and devices is ever-expanding. But with these technologies come some problems. Studies indicate that constant contact with non-native electromagnetic fields (EMFs) is leading to nausea, fatigue, anxiety, depression, headaches and more. EMFs also interfere with circadian rhythm and suppress immune system function, among other health-compromising effects. What can we do to mitigate the damage? Daniel DeBaun, an engineer with over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications field and the founder of DefenderShield, offers ideas on today's episode. While our level of exposure is vastly greater than it was 15 years ago, he reminds us that we can take practical steps to protect ourselves including disabling transmitters on our smartphones, keeping them away from our bodies, as much as possible, and putting a timer on our wifi router so that it turns off when we go to sleep.  Visit Daniel's website: DefenderShield.com Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and North Star Bison Find more resources on our website: westonaprice.org Register for our conference at wisetraditions.org 
9/21/202035 minutes, 19 seconds
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265: Optimize your ratio of essential fatty acids

Omega-3 or fish oil supplements are popular right now. Folks take these in an effort to achieve the right balance of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. It's true that for optimal health, we really need to optimize the ratio of these essential fatty acids. The right balance can protect our heart health, reduce inflammation in the body and improve neurological function. But how do we get there? Are supplements the best way to get these essential fatty acids? How can we get more omega-3 fatty acids in our diet? Is it possible to get too much omega-3? Is omega-6 all bad? Sally Fallon Morell, the head of the Weston A. Price Foundation, dispels myths and misconceptions about essential fatty acids in this episode, as she explains principle 8 of the Wise Traditions diet: how traditional peoples ate just the right balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. (These fatty acids are called essential, by the way, because we must get them from our diet. Our bodies can’t make these on their own.) She covers the importance of arachidonic acid, the role of DHA and EPA, and the ideal ratios of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Most importantly, she discusses which foods to include in the diet to strike the delicate balance that is critical for improved health and wellbeing. See Sally's blog at nourishingtraditions.com Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and North Star Bison Find more resources on our website: westonaprice.org Register for our conference at wisetraditions.org 
9/14/202028 minutes, 30 seconds
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264: Beyond Labels

Food bearing the USDA organic certification label may still originate from a factory farm. Chickens refrigerated for over one year can still be labeled as "fresh." Can we trust food labels? Should we trust them?  Author and trailblazing farmer Joel Salatin from Polyface Farms  and Dr. Sina McCullough expound today on their new book, Beyond Labels. They cut through the confusion with truth about the food industry and its calculations to make money and obfuscate cheap ingredients and food processing shortcuts. Joel and Sina offer practical tips for avoiding antibiotics in our food, reacquainting ourselves with cooking, and taking simple steps to rediscover the benefits of living beyond labels. Visit their websites: Joel Salatin: Polyfacefarms.com Sina McCullough: Handsoffmyfood.com Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and North Star Bison Find more resources on our website: westonaprice.org Register for our conference at wisetraditions.org 
9/7/202045 minutes, 26 seconds
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263: The hateful eight

Industrial seed oils are killing us. They act like toxins in the body, accumulate in our body fat, increase feelings of hunger, hamper the body’s ability to utilize stored energy, and contribute to chronic disease. Dr. Cate Shanahan is a board-certified family physician and the author of “Deep Nutrition" and "The Fat Burn Fix." Today, she identifies what she calls the "hateful eight" oils: canola, corn, cottonseed, sunflower, safflower, soy, grapeseed and rice bran.  She explains how PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids), in these industrial seed oils, cause inflammation and lead to a host of health problems. She offers insight on how to go about eliminating these oils from our diet and the benefits, such as increased energy and vitality, that we can expect as a result. Visit Dr. Cate's website: drcate.com Check out our sponsors Ancestral Supplements and North Star Bison Sign up for our conference at wisetraditions.org  
8/31/202039 minutes, 7 seconds
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262: Secrets from the French

What can we learn from the French about how to cook, eat, and live? How is it that they eat such rich, creamy foods and yet remain so slim? Do they still include organ meats in the diet? What are their secrets for healthy cooking and living? Tania Teschke lived for three years in the Bordeaux region of France where she immersed herself in traditional French cuisine and culture. Her experience culminated in the well-researched book "The Bordeaux Kitchen." Today, Tania shares lessons learned with us. She explains the "French paradox", their tips for cooking (like having the best equipment possible), how they spend time on the preparation and provenance of their meals, and, yes, how many still include organ meats in the diet. She also offers ideas for where to start when it comes to introducing liver into the family's diet and how to shape our own family's dietary and lifestyle habits. Visit her Tania's website: BordeauxKitchen.com Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and North Star Bison Find more resources on our website: westonaprice.org Register for our conference at wisetraditions.org 
8/24/202037 minutes, 1 second
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261: Food > supplements

Most supplements are synthetic and just plain don’t work as well for our bodies as the nutrients found in real food. Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, explains why the fat-soluble vitamins, A, D, and K are especially important to find in real food. They are key to a healthy immune system and are critical for keen eyesight, optimal fertility, bone and skin health and more. She covers in detail why most supplements simply can’t achieve what real food can. Sally also reviews what’s behind our craving for sweets, problems with the Impossible Burger, and more. Visit Sally's website: nourishingtraditions.com Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and North Star Bison and Mountain Rose Herbs Find more resources on our website: westonaprice.org Register for our conference at wisetraditions.org
8/17/202033 minutes, 14 seconds
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260: Life in plastic...NOT fantastic

Plastics pervade our lives. From water bottles, toys, food containers, cars, to our cars and clothing, plastic seems to be in everything and just about everywhere! We know that plastic particles pollute the ocean, but they also impact our individual health, as well. Today, Dr. Anthony Jay from the Mayo Clinic explains the hormone-disrupting effects of plastic on the human body. He talks about its sources--leaching into our food from packaging, for example--and how it can lead to apathy, depression, hormonal dysfunction, and more. He offers ideas for how to minimize our exposure to it and how to detoxify from its buildup in the body. Visit Anthony's website: ajconsultingcompany.com Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and North Star Bison Find more resources on our website: westonaprice.org Register for our conference at wisetraditions.org
8/10/202034 minutes, 6 seconds
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259: Nourishing the postpartum mom

The first forty days after childbirth are unlike any other. It’s a time of amazing intensity and massive adjustment. In many cultures around the world, there are wise traditions to help the young mother and baby navigate this period. And many of these traditions have been lost or forgotten. Today, Heng Ou, author of "The First Forty Days" revisits these and their benefits. And she offers insights on how to best nourish the postpartum mom, in every sense of the word “nourish.” She discusses worldwide traditions for the first forty days that include foods to rebuild the mother’s life energy, creating a safe place for warmth and rest, the power of ritual and more. Visit Heng's website: motherbees.com Join Nourished Children 2.0 & Nourished 2.0 Check out our sponsors: Just Thrive & Mountain Rose herbs Register for the Wise Traditions conference at wisetraditions.org
8/8/202034 minutes, 1 second
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258: Fat is where it's at

Fats keep us satiated. They bolster our immune system and help lower inflammation. They protect the brain and help regulate hormone production and mood. They contain fat-soluble activators that are catalysts for mineral absorption. Whether you’re a fan of fats or just reintroducing them to your diet, you may still have questions about them. How much fat was in most traditional diets? And how much should be in our own, today? What kind of fats are best? Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, today explains what fats are best and how they work in the body. She places particular importance on animal fats and discusses how we can all benefit from upping our fat intake, as we review principle #7 of the 11 Wise Traditions principles. Visit Sally's website: nourishingtraditions.com Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and North Star Bison Find more resources on our website: westonaprice.org Register for our conference at wisetraditions.org
8/3/202031 minutes, 49 seconds
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257: Every bite counts for baby

Babies need protein and healthy fats to grow their brains and bodies. Unfortunately, most baby food on the supermarket shelves is low in these macronutrients, and alarmingly high in sugar.  How can we nourish our little ones well from the start? Joe and Serenity Carr, the couple behind Serenity Kids baby food, offer their tips on today's podcast.They cover how to handle picky eaters, the "flavor window" from 4 to 18-months that is critical to broaden a child's palate, the importance of modeling healthy eating, and what fats to avoid & which to include when nourishing children. They also tell their own health journey and why they are so committed to helping every family make every bite count for their little ones. Visit our website: westonaprice.org Check out Joe and Serenity's website for their blog & other resources: myserenitykids.com Join Nourished Children 2.0 & Nourished 2.0 Check out our sponsors: Just Thrive & Mountain Rose herbs Register for the Wise Traditions conference at wisetraditions.org
7/31/202034 minutes, 25 seconds
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256: For the love of soil

Healthy soil. It's not just what we need for potted plants. It's what we all need to survive. Nicole Masters, agro-ecologist and author of "For the Love of Soil," explains on today's podcast just why our health and the health of the soil are so inextricably intertwined. She tells her personal story of how an herbicide jeopardized her health, though she did not know it at first. She goes over why monocrops are a problem (even organic monocrops), the correlation between chemical companies and pharmaceutical companies, and how personal testing meters are being developed to help us better assess the quality of our food and the health of the soil. In the end, she offers ideas to diversify and regenerate both the land, and our guts, for improved health. Nicole's YouTube channel: Soils for Life & website: Integrity Soils Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and Green Pasture Find more resources on our website: westonaprice.org
7/27/202030 minutes, 9 seconds
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255: Homemade baby formula

Breastmilk from a well-nourished mother is the best option for early nourishment. But when this isn’t possible, a homemade baby formula is the next best alternative. On this podcast, Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, explains in detail how and why she and her colleague, Dr.Mary Enig, developed an alternative to commercial formula. She discusses its composition, its success rate with babies, why it is preferable to commercial formulas (with their rancid oils and denatured ingredients) and alternative recipes for those babies that show signs of allergies or sensitivities. See our website for more resources: westonaprice.org Visit Sally's blog: nourishingtraditions.com Join Nourished Children 2.0 & Nourished 2.0 Check out our sponsors: Just Thrive & Mountain Rose herbs Register for the Wise Traditions conference at wisetraditions.org
7/24/202034 minutes, 2 seconds
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254: Slow living

We often think about eating food produced sustainably but give little thought to the "sustainability" of our own lifestyle. A full calendar does not equal contentment, by any stretch. If you're ready to get off of the treadmill, it's time to look at slow living. Today, Mary & Emma Kingsley, of Lady Farmer, a sustainable apparel and lifestyle company, offer ideas for cultivating a a mindful, conscious pace in a fast-paced world. They talk about the importance of intention when it comes to food and clothing choices. They share their own personal pathway to a slower lifestyle. They remind us that slow living can be attained regardless of where you reside, and that a more intentional, happier life is within reach for all of us. Visit the Lady Farmer website: ladyfarmer.com Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and Green Pasture Find more resources on our website: westonaprice.org
7/20/202031 minutes, 53 seconds
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253: Eating healthy on a budget

It can feel nearly impossible to feed a family well when both time and finances are limited. We all know it takes an investment of time to cook and a fair amount of money to get decent quality meals on the table. Enter Monica Ford. Monica is an ancestral cuisine educator and the founder of Real Food Devotee, the first traditional foods delivery service in Southern California. Today, Monica brings her empowering food philosophy into our homes, offering practical suggestions for making the most of our resources to feed our families well. She covers a number of topics including which cuts of meat give the biggest bang for the buck, tips for low-maintenance nutrient-dense meals, and how to help family members transition to eating healthy, nourishing foods. Visit Monica's website: realfooddevotee.com Join Nourished Children 2.0 & Nourished 2.0 Check out our sponsors: Just Thrive & Mountain Rose herbs Register for the Wise Traditions conference at wisetraditions.org
7/17/202031 minutes, 53 seconds
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252: The bitter truth about sugar

We all know by now that sugar can lead to weight gain and cavities. But there is a lot about how sugar operates that we may not have realized before. The truth is that it ages us on the inside and out (causing wrinkles, for example). It shortens our lifespan. It leads to many modern diseases rooted in mitochondrial and metabolic dysfunction.  Dr. Robert Lustig, endocrinologist, professor, and author, explains just how serious the situation is, on today's podcast. He uncovers the problem of hidden sugars in our food and how it weakens our immune system, making us vulnerable to sickness. He offers numerous suggestions for how to reduce our exposure to sugar and what to eat in its place. Visit Robert's website: robertlustig.com Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and Green Pasture Order a WAPF shopping guide here.   
7/13/202031 minutes, 17 seconds
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251: Help for the overwhelmed family

Overwhelmed. This describes so many of us, as we juggle the demands on our lives. How can we keep our families on track emotionally, intellectually and physically? Katie Wells, known as the Wellness Mama, shares her family's healthy habits on today's podcast. Katie is a mother of 6, a podcaster, blogger, the CEO of Wellness Mama and Wellnesse (a line of natural personal care products). She understands very well where we're coming from & offers ideas for how to lead the family with intention, clarity, and purpose. She shares her secrets to finding work/life balance in the home, managing her kids' screen time, and feeding her family real nutrient-dense meals. She gives ideas for where to start when it comes to instilling in our children a positive work ethic and body image. And she discusses how she models all of the above in her own life, as well. Visit Katie's website: wellnessmama.com Join Nourished Children 2.0 & Nourished 2.0 Check out our sponsors: Just Thrive & Mountain Rose herbs Register for the Wise Traditions conference at wisetraditions.org
7/10/202035 minutes, 47 seconds
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250: Neutralize anti-nutrients

Grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes have anti-nutrients that make them difficult to digest and restrict our absorption of important minerals. Looking to the traditions of the past, we discover the secret for making the most of them in our diet today. In this episode, Sally Fallon Morell, the President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, explains principle #6 of the Wise Traditions diet: the importance of fermenting, soaking, and sprouting grains, seeds, and nuts for optimal nutrition and ease of digestion. Sally goes into detail about the benefits of traditional preparation methods, and of the risks that result when we do not take care to prepare these foods in this way. Best of all, she gives clear tips for what steps beginners can take to neutralize anti-nutrients. She also gives us an overview of what the proper preparation of nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes looks like, all around the world. Visit Sally's website for her blog at nourishingtraditions.com. Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and Green Pasture Order a WAPF shopping guide here. 
7/6/202030 minutes, 58 seconds
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249: A fat-fueled family

Processed, fast, and pseudo foods dominate the market. How can we nourish our children differently, even ancestrally?  Danny and Maura Vega of “The Fat Fueled Family” podcast and website, dish out the realities of feeding their family with a ketogenic, ancestral-style diet. They go into what prompted them to start eating and living this way, how it affects their children and their lives as a whole. They talk about the changes they've seen in their children's health as they made the transition, how they equip their kids to handle peer pressure when it comes to their diet, and what their family's must-have foods are. This kicks off a summer 6-week series of bonus episodes, with a special emphasis on parenting. Visit Danny and Maura's website: fatfueled.family Visit our website for more resources: westonaprice.org Join Nourished Children 2.0 & Nourished 2.0 Check out our sponsors: Just Thrive & Mountain Rose herbs
7/3/202037 minutes, 33 seconds
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248: Proactive Amidst This Crisis

Anxiety is running high right now. We feel helpless, and perhaps even powerless, in the face of this "virus." Dr. Zach Bush, physician, international educator, and thought leader on the microbiome, suggests two ideas to empower us in our desire to protect our health: 1) there are positive steps we can take to improve our own health and the health of the planet and 2) we should not blame the "virus" for the deterioration of both. Zach explains in detail how toxins in our environment have led us to where we are today: as sick as our surroundings. He suggests that pollutants in the air and on the land are compromising our health and jeopardizing our future. The virus is just an "innocent bystander," in his estimation, being blamed for a larger problem. His prescription for each of us? Get outside. Reconnect with nature. And with one another. Visit Zach's website for more resources: zachbushmd.com For WAPF coronavirus resources, click here. Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and Green Pasture  
6/29/202056 minutes, 35 seconds
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247: What's so good about fermented foods?

From kimchi to kraut, kombucha to pickles—go to a farmers market just about anywhere and you will find ferments. Fermented foods are trending, thankfully! People are realizing the benefits they offer and have offered around the globe for hundreds and thousands of years! Ferments boost the immune system, protect against disease, and aid digestion. Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, today goes over principle #5 of the Wise Traditions diet: how all traditional diets are high in enzymes and beneficial bacteria. She explains what fermented foods are, how they are prepared, and how we can incorporate them into our diet today. Among a number of topics, she discusses how to introduce them to our children, is there such a thing as too many ferments in the diet, how to choose the best kombucha, and which fermented foods are enjoyed in various regions of the world. Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here. Visit our sponsors' websites Ancestral Supplements & Green Pasture
6/22/202032 minutes, 30 seconds
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246: Vaccine Facts Few Know About

Most scientific journals suggest that vaccines are safe and effective. Many medical personnel say the same. Why would anyone question the "party line"? Is any information missing from the narrative we generally hear around this topic? Today, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., environmental attorney and the founder of the Children’s Health Defense, peels back the curtain on vaccine information. He starts with the development of the fast-tracked coronavirus vaccine and what early results show (hint: not as promising as Moderna touted them to be). He reveals why we don’t hear more about vaccine risks in the media and what influences the studies that actually get published in medical journals. He reviews the ingredients of vaccines and their side effects which include food allergies, behavior issues, and more serious health concerns including ADD, ADHD, Tourette's syndrome, narcolepsy, juvenile diabetes, and more. Finally, he encourages us to examine the facts closely ourselves, rather than accepting the vaccine orthodoxy of our day. Visit Robert's website: childrenshealthdefense.org. Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here. Visit our sponsors' websites Ancestral Supplements & Green Pasture  
6/15/202052 minutes, 8 seconds
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245: Raw vs. cooked

Have you ever eaten raw animal products? What about egg yolks, meat, dairy products (like milk or cheese), seafood, and fermented foods? Today, Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, explains the benefits of eating raw animal products. She also goes over which foods are easier to digest when cooked. Kale, for example, has anti-nutrients that are hard on the kidneys and the thyroid. Despite its popularity in smoothies and salads, kale is best eaten cooked. In contrast, oysters—a great source of B12, zinc, and other minerals—are best eaten raw. This conversation also highlights traditional raw foods enjoyed all over the world. Subscribe to Sally's blog here: nourishingtraditions.com Order back issues of the Wise Traditions journal here. Check out our sponsors: Grass Roots Farmers Cooperative and Ancestral Supplements      
6/8/202032 minutes, 31 seconds
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244: Evidence against 5G

5G has become one of the most polarizing topics of 2020. A massive rollout and a related advertising campaign can make it challenging to distinguish facts from fiction. Today, Dafna Tachover, senior attorney and the director of 5G Wireless Harms (a project of the Children’s Health Defense), walks us through what 5G really is and how it threatens our health. She also reveals what’s driving its rapid roll out. For the record, it is not to facilitate faster downloads, as we’ve been told. In truth, 5G is actually an infrastructure designed to connect things (not people) and collect our data, which is worth trillions of dollars for telecom companies. All the while, the microwave radiation (from pinging devices and small cell antennas) alters our DNA and causes a variety of health issues—from headaches, sleep disturbances, and tingling in the hands, to neurological and reproductive issues, ADHD, and even cancer. Dafna points out, in particular, the results of the National Toxicology program that ran a 10-year study with results that expose the dangers posed by this level of radiation. This conversation is critical for 5G awareness and offers insights on how to protect ourselves from unnecessary radiation exposure. Visit Children's Health Defense: childrenshealthdefense.org Donate to WAPF here. See WAPF's coronavirus resources Check out our sponsors: Grass Roots Farmers Cooperative and Ancestral Supplements  
6/1/202035 minutes, 3 seconds
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243: Maximize nutrient density

Our ancestors, worldwide, hold the key to healthy eating. It’s called “nutrient density.” Basically, they knew how to get the most out of each bite because they learned it from their parents, who learned it from their parents, and so on. Traditional indigenous diets worldwide were much more nutrient-dense than ours today: they were high in a variety of nutrients and replete with the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K. In this conversation, Sally Fallon Morell, the president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, goes into detail about why this is and how we can eat a more nutrient-dense diet today. She explains the essential role of vitamins A, D, and K in fertility, boosting mood, improving dental health and more. She describes what foods contain them in just the right proportions, including butter and raw cheeses. She reminds us of the benefits of organ meats. And she gives practical suggestions for simple ways to include foods in the diet that will give all of us the most bang for our buck, health-wise. Check out Sally's blog: nourishingtraditions.com Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here. Visit our sponsors' websites Ancestral Supplements & Green Pasture  
5/25/202030 minutes, 57 seconds
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242: Are germs the enemy?

Most of our lives we've been told to avoid spreading or catching germs, in order to not get sick or make someone else ill. But what if we've misunderstood the role of germs in our body? What if germs do not actually cause disease? Today, Dr. Andy Kaufman, molecular biologist and psychiatrist, helps us wrap our heads around germ theory and contrasts it with terrain theory. He defines both and clarifies how our modern medical system is largely based on the former. He also gives his take on the coronavirus and offers some surprising ideas about how to nurture health. It's a deep dive on the true manifestation of disease that is especially important at this time. Visit Dr. Kaufaman's website: andrewkaufmanmd.com See WAPF's coronavirus resources here. Order a free info pack from the Weston A. Price Foundation here. Check out our sponsor Ancestral Supplements.
5/18/202044 minutes, 24 seconds
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241: An alternative point of view

Egg yolks are in; breakfast cereals are out. Raw milk is nature’s perfect food. Vaccines include ingredients that pose a risk to our health & information on this topic is subject to censorship. Nutrition support is available for those who struggle with substance abuse. Sally Fallon Morell, the president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, reviews the quarterly Wise Traditions winter journal, expounding on a variety of topics with quite a different perspective than you’ll find most anywhere. Today, among other things, she explains how the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous once wanted to offer nutritional counseling at AA meetings. She reviews what foods especially can help those struggling with substance abuse, including egg yolks and bone broth. She goes into why the media doesn’t cover much in the way of vaccination risks. And she reviews why raw milk is so beneficial and why the China Study got it wrong. Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here. See WAPF's coronavirus resources Check out our sponsors: Grass Roots Farmers Cooperative and Ancestral Supplements
5/11/202038 minutes, 38 seconds
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240: Breathwork for stress relief

Many of us have been told to "take a deep breath," when we're agitated. We know that it's a tool to help us calm down, but what is the physiology behind it? Today, Josh Trent, Founder of Wellness Force and expert in physical and emotional intelligence, helps us explore the benefits of breathwork, including stress relief.  Breathwork goes beyond one deep breath, of course. Josh gives us an overview of the benefits of a variety of breath phases: from wellness to cathartic breathing. He discusses studies that point to decreased anxiety and increased serotonin. In essence, breathwork gives our bodies a "permission slip" to relax that we desperately need in this day and age. And he walks us through a breathing exercise so we can get a taste of what it feels like to control our breath and release our stress. Check out Josh's website: wellnessforce.com Get Josh's free morning 21 guide here See WAPF's coronavirus resources Check out our sponsors: Grass Roots Farmers Cooperative and Ancestral Supplements
5/4/202041 minutes, 27 seconds
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239: Is a coronavirus vaccine a good idea?

We seem to be rushing headlong into not only developing a coronavirus vaccine but mandating it worldwide. Is this a good idea? Dr. Andrew Wakefield, an expert in vaccines and director of the documentary "Vaxxed," helps us step back and look at the big picture. He explains how our growing understanding of the microbiome should influence the approach to this current crisis. He reviews why it's been historically problematic to develop a vaccine against a particular virus. And he shares his concern that there are larger forces at play that may tip the balance on medical freedom and our ability to fight disease. Visit the website of his last movie:https://vaxxedthemovie.com  Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here. Make a donation to the Weston A. Price Foundation here. Check out our sponsors: Chelsea Green and Ancestral Supplements  
4/27/202049 minutes, 4 seconds
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238: Behind the coronavirus

There is more at stake in our current health crisis than meets the eye. It’s important to look at the nature of the virus, and also our approach to confronting it. Leslie Manookian, the writer and producer of the documentary “The Greater Good” today gives us context to consider related to the coronavirus. She covers a lot of ground in this conversation. She explains why White House Health Advisor Dr. Fauci is in favor of accelerating the development of a vaccine, even though vaccines against respiratory viruses are problematic, and she reveals the role and influence of Bill Gates in renown health institutes and the media. Leslie also emphasizes the importance of understanding and defending our health freedom. Visit Leslie's website: greatergoodmovie.org. For more coronavirus resources from the Weston A. Price Foundation, click here.  Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and Chelsea Green Publishing  
4/20/202044 minutes, 40 seconds
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237: Hysteria: more contagious than the flu

Most of the world is on lock-down. Social distancing and quarantine are our new way of life. Fear, anxiety, and, yes, hysteria are affecting the mood and social fabric of many nations. Dr. Tedd Koren, Doctor of Chiropractic, author, and professor, offers reassurance that this need not become the "new normal." In this conversation, Dr. Koren presents an alternative and unconventional point of view on today's situation. He explains why the virus may not justify the hype. He cites: the fact that the coronavirus has not been identified as contagious (by the measure of Koch's Postulates), the low death rate (compared to initial predictions), the lack of proof that social distancing works, and how fear can be a tool for controlling the masses. He goes over the history of past pandemics and our response to them, worldwide. Finally, he reminds us that our bodies know how to heal, if we simply cooperate with them, as opposed to tamping down symptoms.  For more from Dr. Koren, visit his website: korenwellness.com Order our trifold brochure pack here. Order our free info pack here. Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements    
4/13/202038 minutes, 41 seconds
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236: Were our ancestors vegetarian?

Veganism and vegetarianism have become the hip and “clean” way to eat, for many—particularly for young people. But what is this diet doing to our health? Throughout history, has any traditional culture deliberately chosen to forego meat in favor of a 100% plant-based diet? In this week’s episode, Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation and author of “Nourishing Traditions,” discusses the importance animal products have held in diets around the globe. Sally touches on the work of Dr. Price (who found no completely plant-based diet among indigenous people) and the ethics of eating animal foods. She covers what happens to our bodies when we don’t include animal products (issues with tooth decay, weight gain or loss, and more) and stresses the dangers of vitamin B12 deficiencies. Finally, she reviews how to source and prepare animal foods to get the most out of them. This episode is a review of principle #2 of the Wise Traditions lifestyle: that all traditional cultures included animal products in their diet. For more from Sally, see her blog at nourishingtraditions.com. Visit our website for more resources: westonaprice.org. Order our trifold pack (12 brochures) here. Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and White Oak Pastures
4/6/202034 minutes, 9 seconds
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235: Understanding our current health crisis

What is going on? Is the coronavirus an infectious disease as we’ve been told? Is there a different way to understand viruses and our current health crisis? Dr. Tom Cowan challenges our paradigm of both in today’s podcast episode. He discusses Koch’s postulates: the standard by which scientists and doctors have long determined infectious diseases. And he explains why it's problematic that this standard has not been applied on the coronavirus. He sheds light on the issues with testing using the RTPCR test. And he reveals a very different theory on how viruses spread, considering them as messengers of sorts, that respond to poisons that jeopardize our health. He also addresses the part that our environment plays in wellness. He discusses air pollution and non-native electromagnetic frequencies—particularly 5G. He also goes back in time, pointing out how certain conditions that were factors at the time of the 1918 flu pandemic and polio, for example, are also at play today. Tom goes over all of the science in a logical, step-by-step fashion to help us get a grasp on how we got to where we are today. For more from Dr. Tom Cowan, visit his website: fourfoldhealing.com For resources from the Weston A. Price Foundation, visit our website: westonaprice.org Listen to our podcast "Common Sense in the Face of COVID-19" with Joel Salatin.  Check out our podcast "Protect yourself from the Coronavirus (or any virus)" with Sally Fallon Morell.
4/3/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 29 seconds
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234: Common sense in the face of COVID-19

Wash your hands. Do social distancing. Are these the only two things we can do to protect our health during this pandemic? Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farms, author, and speaker, offers ideas about how to strengthen our immune system and our spirit during this time of crisis. He suggests that we cannot rely on health officials or the government to make us well. We must take our health into our own hands. Among other things, Joel recommends diversifying our microbiome by getting dirty (instead of trying to create a sterile environment), getting restorative sleep, hydrating, and cultivating healthy relationships. This conversation reminds us of the good things that are happening, and the positive choices we can make in the midst of the challenges. COVID-19 (also known as the Coronavirus) threatens the status quo and feels de-stabilizing. But this time can teach us resilience and provide opportunities to build our health and our community’s interdependence. Visit Joel's website: polyfacefarms.com Order our tri-fold pack of 12 brochures here. Check out our sponsors: White Oak Pastures and Ancestral Supplements  
3/30/202035 minutes, 24 seconds
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233: Vitamin A-mazing

Looking for ways to support the immune system? Let's turn to vitamin A. It truly is an A-mazing vitamin that is often overlooked. Registered dietician and nutritionist Pam Schoenfeld discusses today what this vitamin can do for us, in what foods it is most bio-available (including liver) and what she has seen it do for her clients—from clearing up acne, resolving poor night vision, improving fertility, to resolving low energy and fatigue. Most of us are vitamin A deficient, and completely unaware of it. Symptoms can include dry eye, vaginal dryness, skipping menstrual cycles, gut problems and more. Together, we discuss how to include more of it in our diet and what we can expect when we do. Order our trifold brochures at westonaprice.org. Visit our website for more recipes, podcasts, & more resources: westonaprice.org. Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and Chelsea Green Publishing.  
3/23/202032 minutes, 37 seconds
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232: Protect yourself from Coronavirus (or any virus)

The Coronavirus, known as COVID-19, was recently labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Thousands have died and there is much concern about the rate of the spread of the virus and its severity. Along with the Coronavirus, anxiety and concern are sweeping across the U.S. and the world. Today's conversation with Sally Fallon Morell, the head of the Weston A. Price Foundation, empowers us to take our health into our own hands. Through a nutrient-dense diet, we can strengthen our bodies naturally and improve their ability to confront what may come their way. Sally offers practical tips for boosting immunity including: taking 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil per day eating liver once per week drinking bone broth regularly for detoxing including saturated fat to safeguard respiratory health She goes into detail about the foods that nourish and protect our immune system. She discusses the role of vitamins A, D, C, and saturated fats. She covers the role of 5G in weakening the immune system in Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus. And, importantly, she reminds us to stay calm--since stress depletes our vitamin A stores, which are critical for fighting any virus. Visit our website westonaprice.org for more resources and articles. Order our free info pack here.
3/16/202028 minutes, 37 seconds
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231: Eating nose to tail

We are so disconnected from our food. Most of us think soup only comes in cans and meat comes on a styrofoam tray wrapped in plastic. It’s time to eat like humans again. In generations past, our ancestors hunted and processed animals themselves. And they respected the animal by using every bit of it to nourish their families. They made nutrient-dense meals from the organ meat, broth from the bones—all to the benefit of their families' health, and their budget. In today’s discussion, Dr. Bill Schindler, director of Eastern Shore Food Lab at Washington College and an avid hunter, butcher, and forager, explains how to break out of the supermarket mentality and start putting a face on the plate, once again. He discusses the percentage of the animal Americans eat (it’s very low), how we got to where we are today (uncomfortable with organ meats and processing animals) and the small steps we can take to reconnect with our food. He also explains in detail the value of this transformative journey. Visit Bill's website for virtual cooking classes (including learning to cook offal), events, and resources: drbillschindler.com. Check out his Eastern Shore Food Lab. Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here.  Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements & White Oak Pastures.    
3/9/202034 minutes, 59 seconds
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230: Lessons from Ballymaloe Cookery

Ballymaloe Cookery School is the world-renown, multi-award-winning cooking school situated in lovely East Cork, Ireland. It is known for its unique approach, helping students reconnect with their food from start to finish--from planting seeds to cooking in the kitchen. Ballymaloe's guiding principles include sustainability, and using locally-sourced and high-quality ingredients--many of which are grown and harvested directly from the 100-acre organic farm on which the school is situated. Darina Allen established the Ballymaloe Cookery School in 1983 with her brother. An author of over 10 books, Darina shares her passion for cooking on today's episode. She discusses how Ballymaloe came to be, why she persisted when many insisted she choose a different line of work, and why she believes cooking is so often looked down upon. She also shares secrets she has learned over the years about the importance of preparing nourishing meals and how to rediscover the lost art of cooking. Visit the Ballymaloe Cookery School website: cookingisfun.ie Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here.  Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements
3/2/202037 minutes, 7 seconds
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229: Lab to table

Ingredients like "natural flavorings & colorings" and "rosemary extract" sound benign...until you dig deeper and find out how these terms misrepresent the ingredients that are actually in our food. Today, nutritionist Cyndi O'Meara of Changing Habits, and author of "Lab to Table," peels back food labels, revealing the dark underbelly of the food industry: how our health is being sacrificed for profit. Cyndi defines terms and explains how we're in a new age of biotechnology that allows chemists to genetically modify micro-organisms (not just crops) and insert them into our food. And then said micro-organisms are labeled with familiar names like "citric acid." Cyndi discusses questionable ingredients in synthetic meats and foods labeled "natural." And she also offers suggestions for how to avoid becoming lab rats in this grand experiment. The first step is to take our health into our own hands. This includes buying local food, from trusted farmers, and getting back into the kitchen, making meals out of single-ingredient foods.  Visit Cyndi's website: changinghabits.com.au  Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here.  Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements
2/24/202040 minutes, 2 seconds
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228: Just eat real food!

This is such an odd thing—that is, the fact that there is a need to point out the benefits of real food. But our world has changed so much since the days in which our ancestors lived! Supermarket shelves are stocked with items that resemble food but are pseudo foods with little to no nutrient value. As a matter of fact, these foods often are labeled as “heart healthy” or “low fat” and “natural” in an effort to persuade us otherwise. How can we distinguish what is good for us (i.e. actual food) and what products are dangerous facsimiles?  Today, Sally Fallon Morell, the head of the Weston A. Price Foundation, reviews principle #1 of the Wise Traditions lifestyle. It is the recommendation that we avoid refined and denatured foods. Sally defines the terms “refined” and “denatured” and helps us understand why foods that have been so changed endanger our health. She describes the effects of ingredients found in highly processed foods like MSG, high fructose corn syrup, and aspartame and she explains how they derail our health. She tells us about the rancid seed oils that are marketed to us and which oils are actually most natural and beneficial for our bodies. Overall, this conversation is a fantastic primer on why and how to switch to a more real food diet. Check out Sally's blog: nourishingtraditions.com  Get our 7 Easy Lessons for applying Wise Traditions here. See our brochure "Timeless Principles of Healthy Traditional Diets."  Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements
2/17/202032 minutes, 45 seconds
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227: The problem of cancer (part 2)

How effective is the Gerson therapy in combatting cancer? What about the ketogenic diet? And mistletoe therapy? In part 2 of the series on cancer, holistic physician and author Dr. Tom Cowan explains what leads to cancer in the body and why we need to explore new and alternative approaches to heal from it. He discusses the above protocols, covering the pros and cons. He discusses deuterium-depleted water and its promise for cancer patients. And he offers long-term strategies for those who want to avoid cancer altogether and cultivate vibrant health. Visit Tom's website: fourfoldhealing.com. Get our 7 Easy Lessons for applying Wise Traditions here. Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements
2/10/202034 minutes, 35 seconds
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226: The problem of cancer (part 1)

In the 1970s, President Nixon declared a war on cancer. Fifty years and trillions of dollars later, we are no closer to winning it. We haven't completely understood what causes it, and consequently, our approach to treating it has been overwhelmingly ineffective. Dr. Tom Cowan is a holistic physician and the author of "Cancer and the New Biology of Water." On today's podcast, part one of a two-part series, Tom offers his theory on what causes cancer in the first place. He unpacks how cancer develops--diving into the science of cell structure, spatial orientation, balance of sodium and potassium ions, and more. He contrasts healthy cell function with cancerous cells. Overall, he makes a strong case for a new understanding of cancer and how to fight it. And he shares practical ideas for how to nurture cellular and overall health. Visit Tom's website: fourfoldhealing.com. Get our 7 Easy Lessons for applying Wise Traditions here. Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements
2/3/202034 minutes, 36 seconds
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225: Wise principles for every diet

Keto. Paleo. Carnivore. Vegetarian. Whole 30. Pescatarian. And on and on. There seems to be an infinite number of diets on this planet. Some are particular to a certain people group or spot on the globe. Others are diets taken on for improved health, weight loss, or managing an illness. Many of the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Wise Traditions principles can be followed, whatever the dietary specifics. The Wise Traditions principles are not a diet, per se, but a framework for making the best choices for the body, based on what has worked for humankind for millennia. Sally Fallon Morell, the head of the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) gives an overview of the 11 Wise Traditions principles for a healthy lifestyle, based on the work of Dr. Weston A. Price and further study by WAPF. In today's conversation, Sally sheds light on her own dietary journey, the one thing she overlooked when it comes to eating a more traditional diet, and what influenced her along the way. She also explains the important role of salt in the diet, why we should avoid industrial seed oils (like canola) and what happens to the body when we don’t eat enough fat. She also covers the key concept of “nutrient density”—foods that offer the most “bang for your buck”—and how to prepare food to make nutrients more bioavailable and easier to digest. Read Sally's blog: nourishingtraditions.com Get our 7 Easy Lessons for applying Wise Traditions here. Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements    
1/27/202029 minutes, 56 seconds
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224: Screen addiction

We tell ourselves we're only going to get on our phones for a second and 30 minutes later we're still on them. We give our children an iPad to entertain them and when we take it away, a huge meltdown follows. What's happening? Why are we, and virtually everyone we know, so addicted to our devices? Katie Singer, the author of "An Electronic Silent Spring," explains what's going on. She talks about the radiation and the infrastructure that supports our electronic habits. But she also does a deep dive into why we've become so dependent on our laptops, computers, and phones. And she gives us practical tools (such as setting an egg timer and turning off wifi) to help us extricate ourselves from our attachment to them. Visit Katie's website: electronicsilentspring.com Order our 2020 shopping guide HERE. Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and Holistic Hilda's Ancestral Tour of Ecuador  
1/20/202036 minutes, 5 seconds
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223: Why intermittent fasting?

Why is intermittent fasting trending right now? Should we embrace it? Is it in keeping with ancestral eating patterns? What are its benefits? And how do we get started with it? Marisa Moon, Intermittent Fasting (IF) instructor and Certified Primal health coach, addresses all of the above. She is convinced that IF is very much aligned with how our ancestors ate and she explains why it’s a good idea to incorporate the practice into our lives. In our conversation, she covers how fasting stimulates autophagy (a cellular clean-up process), restores metabolic balance, triggers longevity pathways, and stimulates brain cell growth and connectivity. She gives practical ideas for how to get started with IF and explains why there isn’t a one-size-fits-all fasting model. Visit Marisa's website: marisamoon.com Order our 2020 shopping guide HERE. Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and Holistic Hilda's Ancestral Tour of Ecuador  
1/13/202036 minutes, 6 seconds
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222: A life less stressed

How can we live a “life less stressed”? With all that’s going on in our world--global crises to family fights, agricultural turmoil to 5G in our backyards--is it really possible to mitigate stress in our daily lives? Dr. Ron Ehrlich believes it IS possible, and today, he offers practical advice how to go about it. Dr. Ron is an author, health advocate, and like Dr. Weston A. Price, a dentist with a holistic approach. Today, from his book, "A Life Less Stressed, he covers the five pillars of his model that help us build physical, mental and emotional resilience: sleep, breath, nourishment, movement and thought. He discusses why we shouldn't shortchange ourselves on sleep, the importance of nasal breathing (while awake and sleeping), how to make absolutely certain we are eating a nutrient-dense diet, and more. This conversation reminds us to take control of our health, to build resilience and be the best we can be. Visit Dr. Ron's website: drronehrlich.com Order our 2020 shopping guide HERE. Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and Holistic Hilda's Ancestral Tour of Ecuador
1/6/202044 minutes, 16 seconds
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221: Best of 2019

Today we feature excerpts from our most popular episodes of 2019! Coach & fitness expert Ben Greenfield is known as a "biohacker" who uses technology and science for peak performance. And yet he also has a profound understanding of simple ways that we can mimic the health practices of our ancestors for optimal health. (From episode #185 "Mimicking Ancestral Living") Clinical scientist and hormone expert Dr. Elizabeth Plourde weighs in on the sunscreen debate and discusses why sunscreen may do us more harm than good. Based on her extensive research, Elizabeth discusses how sunscreen negatively impacts coral, marine life, and our own. (From episode #183 "Is Sunscreen Okay to Use?") And health coach, fitness professional, and podcast host Hilda Labrada Gore offers her top tips for healthy living. Holistic Hilda, as she is known, is the host and producer of this show. As such, she has gleaned insights on how to improve energy and well-being. She emphasizes the power of sunlight to improve sleep and hormonal function, and reveals the daily physical and spiritual practices that give her perspective and strength. (From episode #200 "Top 5 Health Hacks") Ben's website: bengreenfieldfitness.com Elizabeth's website: sunscreensbiohazard.com Hilda's website: holistichilda.com Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements & Ecuador Ancestral Tour with Hilda: Carishina Travel  
12/30/201932 minutes, 36 seconds
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220: Save your local farm

If we want nourishing food, we need to put our money where our mouth is. Sally Fallon Morell, the head of the Weston A. Price Foundation, makes a strong case why it is so important to spend at least 50% of our food dollar supporting local farms and artisans. In today's podcast, she gives practical tips  for how to go about buying more food right where we live, how to stretch our food budget, and which foods are especially important to buy locally. She also reminds us of the big picture--that is, how powerful educated consumers are. The way we spend our money shapes the direction of the food industry. Check out Sally's blog: nourishingtraditions.com Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements  Take the 50% pledge here: westonaprice.org  
12/23/201924 minutes, 4 seconds
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219: We were meant to eat fat

So, what’s the deal with fat? If it’s really so good for us, why is there still so much conventional dietary dogma warning us of its perils, and how can we learn to discern which voices to listen to when it comes to something so important like our health? Heart health expert & author Dr. Stephen Hussey offers common sense and scientific insight on the role fat should have in our diet. His starting point is our body's penchant for burning fat, from the beginning of time. He busts the myth that blames heart disease on fat consumption. And he explains how we can benefit from including more fat in the diet and which fats are the best "starter" fats (like egg yolks, for example)! Visit Stephen's website: resourceyourhealth.com Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements & Trust Merchant Services For more resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org  
12/16/201932 minutes, 26 seconds
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218: Say cheese!

Imagine being stuck on a desert island with access to only one food for survival.  What would you choose? Our guest today, cheesemaker and founder of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Sally Fallon Morell, would definitely say cheese!  Today, we’re thrilled to welcome Sally back to Wise Traditions to tell us all about her favorite food.  She tells us about the surprising nutrient density and health benefits of cheese, how cheese got its start, how it is made, and how to include more of it into our diet. Subscribe to Sally's blog: nourishingtraditions.com Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements & Trust Merchant Services For more resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org  
12/9/201926 minutes, 12 seconds
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217: Our children can heal

Our children are sicker than those of prior generations. One in two has a chronic illness. What can we do to turn the tide? Beth Lambert has concrete ideas about how to reduce our children's toxic burden. Beth is the executive director of Epidemic Answers, a group committed to empowering and educating families to help children heal. Beth has an audacious goal of getting hard data on the health status of children across the country, and then documenting the journey of families who undertake changes to reduce the stressors on their children's bodies.  Today, Beth gives us the background on her own journey: how her own children’s health concerns alarmed her and propelled her to start examining the root causes of chronic issues like eczema, allergies, digestive issues, and sensory and processing disorders. She was able to turn things around for her own children and now is on a mission to help children, nation-wide, and world-wide. We learn about the tools she used to help her children rediscover health and balance. And we are invited to join hands with her by participating in the study she is conducting to document hope for the next generation. Learn more about Epidemic Answers: epidemicanswers.org Participate in the CHIRP study (for families with children between the ages of 1-15) here: CHIRP Order conference DVD, flash drive, or on demand recordings: Fleetwood Conference Recording Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements & Trust Merchant Services
12/2/201931 minutes, 34 seconds
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216: How to nourish deeply

Our most nourishing meals are not simply those that fill our bellies. Today, chef, teacher, and author Holly Davis helps us explore the many facets to deep nourishment:  Taste. Texture. Simplicity. Beauty. Appropriateness. This conversation is not a how-to, really, or a lecture on what we should and shouldn't do. Rather, it's a gentle reminder to become intentional about how we approach eating and serving others.  We take Holly's book, Nourish, as a starting point. From there, we discuss the value of sustainable food production, and of knowing where our food comes from. Holly sprinkles in advice for parents of picky eaters. She talks about how the "five element theory" can be a guide while cooking. And she points to the role our attitude plays as we put together a meal that truly nurtures both the body and the spirit. Visit Holly's website: FoodbyHollyDavis.com Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements & Trust Merchant Services Visit our website for more resources: westonaprice.org
11/25/201938 minutes, 36 seconds
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215: Kefir: a unique probiotic drink

Have you heard of kefir? It's an amazing probiotic drink that offers vitamins, minerals, metabolites, enzymes, amino acids, peptides and more to help sustain and regain health. Victor Cozzetto, of Vitagenics, explores the wonders of this ancient drink on today's episode. He discusses gut health (and how kefir can help repair the gut lining), the importance of a holistic mindset when it comes to healing, why it's better to get bacteria from our food and drink (as opposed to a pill) and why making kefir is so very satisfying and gratifying.  If you're new to kefir, this podcast offers a sweet introduction to the drink. If you love it already, you'll find more reasons to do so. Visit Victor's website: vitagenics.net Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements  Give a gift to WAPF here: westonaprice.org Write a note to WAPF: The Weston A. Price Foundation PMB 106-380 4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20016 USA  
11/18/201927 minutes, 55 seconds
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213: Yes to meat

The Impossible Burger. The Beyond Burger. Lab meat. All of these are touted as healthy alternatives to the real deal: a beef burger. Today, Sally Fallon Morell, the head of the Weston A. Price Foundation makes a case for including animal products in our diet. As Sally goes over the highlights from the fall Wise Traditions journal, she goes in-depth, explaining why pseudo meat is a poor substitute for real meat. Their cheap and highly-processed ingredients (including soy, pea protein, artificial flavorings, and colorings) make for an unhealthy choice for us and for the planet. In this episode, Sally also touches on the importance of mitochondrial health, “gentle cooking,” and the dangers of ultrasound technology and even microwave ovens. The conversation, overall, is a solid reminder of why we need to return to real foods and natural approaches for cultivating good health. For Sally's blog, visit her website: nourishingtraditions.com Become a member (& receive the Wise Traditions journal) here: westonaprice.org Register for the Wise Traditions conference here: wisetraditions.org Check out our sponsor Ancestral Supplements: ancestralsupplements.com
11/4/201934 minutes, 51 seconds
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212: A place for wonder

How can we hold onto joy in a world that is so challenging? How can we keep the openness and curiosity of a child? Alyson Earl believes that connecting to nature is a great first step. Alyson is the executive director of the Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education. At the Horn Center, she is creating space of wonder, a place for wonder, and connection to the land and ourselves. She and her team are raising up a new generation of farmers and gardeners, helping people reconnect with the importance of soil health, biodiversity, and mutually beneficial relationships. Among other things, in today’s conversation, Alyson discusses regenerative agriculture, the need for us to become producers (not merely consumers) and how we can hold onto hope as look at our lives and the land differently. Learn more about the Horn Center here: hornfarmcenter.org Register for the Wise Traditions conference here: wisetraditions.org Check out our sponsor Ancestral Supplements: ancestralsupplements.com
10/28/201933 minutes, 26 seconds
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211: Bonus: Wise Traditions conference lineup

It’s the 20th anniversary of the Wise Traditions conference this November! Whether you can attend or not, this bonus episode will give you an idea of what’s going to be covered at the gathering. Sally Fallon Morell, author, speaker, traditional food advocate, and the head of the Weston A. Price Foundation, brings an overview of the topics and speakers in the stellar lineup. From a focus on vitamin A, to offal, intermittent fasting, to vaccinations, farming, and whole body health, there’s something for everyone at this event!   This conversation may inspire to join us in person, or simply buy the livestream tickets and on demand access. See the links below to do so. We welcome you to take a deep dive with us in the place where ancient wisdom meets modern science. For more from Sally, check out her blog: nourishingtraditions.com Visit our website: westonaprice.org Register for our conference: wisetraditions.org Order conference live streaming/on demand: Fleetwood On Site Recording  
10/23/201921 minutes, 46 seconds
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210: Wheat you can eat

Are you gluten intolerant? Sensitive to wheat? Have you eliminated grains from your diet altogether? Bob Quinn, a leader in organic and sustainable agriculture, and the author of “Grain by Grain,” suggests that you may be able to include grains in your life once again. He has been cultivating an ancient grain known as “kamut” and he has found that it is much more digestible and beneficial than most hybridized modern wheat. Bob recognizes that modern wheat is very inflammatory, so he offers suggestions to those who are willing to give ancient grains a try. He also advocates for fermented grains to make the nutrients more bio-available to our bodies. Not only does he bring his wisdom to bear in terms of the wheat we can eat, but he also explains why it is critica for us to pay more attention to what the food industry is doing to farming and our health.  Visit Bob's website here: bobquinnorganicfarmer.com Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements Register for our upcoming conference here: wisetraditions.org  
10/21/201932 minutes, 48 seconds
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209: The wine you should drink

For the health conscious, choosing a wine can be problematic. Are there "clean" wines for those who like to eat "clean?" What difference does alcohol content make? How do we decide between "natural" and "organic" wines? How can we avoid additives? Which are the best brands? Is it smart to even drink alcohol in the first place, when you are pursuing a healthy lifestyle?   With 15 years of experience in the wine industry, Todd White, the founder of Dry Farm Wines, educates us about the wine industry, while answering these questions. He shares the industry's dirty little secrets related to labeling, alcohol content, and what's really put into the products. He explains that the label "organic," for example, does not necessarily mean that the wine is additive-free. He goes over which additives cause headaches and are actually toxic to our bodies. And he offers suggestions for how healthy people can choose the best wine.  Visit Todd's website here: Dry Farm Wines Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and New Trends Publishing Visit our website: westonaprice.org  
10/14/201932 minutes, 38 seconds
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208: Stressed out

If you’ve ever reached for a cup of coffee or sugary snack to get through the day, this episode is for you. Many of us turn to caffeine or sugar to push through the initial stages of fatigue. And it’s no wonder why. The average person today has 100 times the stressors of people who lived one hundred years ago. We are constantly in fight or flight mode and this takes a toll on our health. Today, Dr. Timothy Weeks, a holistic chiropractor explains the science behind what’s going on in our bodies and he has concrete suggestions for how to better manage our stress. He believes stress is at the root of all of our disease in the modern world. He suggests looking at the elements--earth, air, water, and fire--for clues on building resilience and cultivating optimal health. Visit his website here: wholebodyhealth.org Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements and New Trends Publishing Register for our Wise Traditions conference here: wisetraditions.org
10/7/201935 minutes, 47 seconds
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207: EMFs and cancer (part 2)

What evidence is there that EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies) are harmful? And how should we respond to 5G technology being rolled out into most major cities? Brandon LaGreca, author of “Cancer and EMF Radiation,” answers these questions and more in part two of this podcast series. Today, Brandon kicks things off by explaining his own cancer diagnosis and how he chose to address it. Then he goes deep into the corroborating lines of evidence that show the risk EMFs pose to our health: epidemiological and experimental studies, mechanisms at play, and animal studies. He also offers insights about what to do to defend ourselves in light of the growing exposure to radiation, and he gives us advice about how to nurture health and build resilience across the board. Visit Brandon LaGreca's website: brandonlagreca.com Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements. Visit the Weston A. Price Foundation website: westonaprice.org.
10/1/201931 minutes, 30 seconds
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206: EMFs and cancer

How problematic really is the radiation emitted by our cell phones, cell phone towers, & wifi networks? Brandon LaGreca, author of "Cancer and EMF Radiation," helps us understand the consequences of radiation exposure from non-native electromagnetic fields (EMFs) like that which comes from these sources, compact fluorescent lightbulbs, our electronic devices, & more. Among other things, Brandon explains how EMFs can be measured, how they suppress melatonin production, and how magnesium protects our cells from EMF damage. He also gives concrete tips for lessening the risk and lowering our EMF exposure in the day to day. Visit Brandon LaGreca's website here.  Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements. Visit the Weston A. Price Foundation website: westonaprice.org.  
9/23/201934 minutes, 47 seconds
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205: The oldest foods on earth

The Aboriginal culture is one of the earth's oldest. What did these indigenous people eat to survive over 60,000 years in the harsh climate of Australia? Australian author John Newton explores this subject in his book "The Oldest Foods on Earth." His own curiosity got piqued when he tried kangaroo for the first time. It dawned on him that it was actually the first time he had ever knowingly consumed a native Australian food. That moment led to his interest in, and advocacy for local, traditional foods.   Today, John shares with us some of the stories behind his books, which describe the history of traditional foods and recipes, along with resources for finding these foods. He also discusses our penchant for foreign "super foods" over foods closer to home, insights into the complicated relationship between indigenous people in Australia and European Australians, and the growing movement to embrace indigenous food worldwide. Find John Newton's books here. Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements. For more on nourishing food, visit our website: westonaprice.org.      
9/16/201929 minutes, 24 seconds
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204: What is farming really like?

Have you ever wondered what life is really like on a farm? What does it take to run a farm? The romantic allure of fresh air, a slower pace, and ethically sustainable foods make farm life appealing, but it honestly takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice.   Today, Paul Grieve of Primal Pastures, a regenerative farm in Southern California, offers insights into the realities of running a farm and walks us through a day-in-the-life of a small farmer, sharing some of his early struggles and how he overcame them. Paul also explains why balance is key--how farms need to be not only economically and ecologically sustainable, but also socially sustainable for the communities they serve and the families that run them. If you haven’t visited a local farm yet, this conversation may inspire you to do just that! For more from Paul, visit his website: primalpastures.com. Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements. And register for the Wise Traditions conference here.  
9/9/201931 minutes, 45 seconds
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203: Balanced weight and mind

Weight loss is often on the mind, even for those who "eat right." Today, Sally Fallon Morell, author, real food advocate, and the president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, offers ideas for how to best nourish ourselves to maintain a healthy weight and mind. As she reviews the summer Wise Traditions journal, Sally highlights topics such as the keto diet, coconut oil as a food to boost memory, and how to build up good bacteria in our bodies to fight infectious diseases. She also celebrates dietary traditions in the Ukraine--such as  consuming organ meats and raw dairy--and looks at trends in the U.S. (particularly for how we nourish our children) that are troubling. For more from Sally, check out her blog: Nourishingtraditions.com Visit our sponsor's website: Ancestral Supplements. Find out more about events in Australia in September 2019 here.
9/2/201927 minutes, 17 seconds
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202: What you don't know about ferments

Fermented foods are SO popular right now: from kimchi to kombucha to kraut to kefir. But do they live up to the hype? Why are they thought to be so good for us? Can you ever eat too much of them? What does die-off look like? Which are the best ones to incorporate into our diet? In front of a LIVE audience in Southern California, fermentation experts Monica Ford and Elaina Luther answer a wide variety of questions related to ferments. Monica is an ancestral cuisine chef, who launched Real Food Devotee, the first ancestral cuisine delivery service in the country. Elaina Luther is the founder of Culture Club 101, a "beyond organic" nourishing café, specialized grocery store, and community learning center. Together, with fun and flair, they explore the myths & little-known truths about ferments. How do they boost our health exactly? Which help to fight eczema? Which fight fungal infections? Is it true that eating ferments counterbalances the carcinogenic effects of grilled meats? And what’s the deal with kombucha? Is there too much sugar in it for it to do us much good? Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about the subject, Monica and Elaina bring up some surprising revelations about these ancient, nearly magical foods.  For more from Monica, visit her website: realfooddevotte.com. For more from Elaina, visit cultureclub101.com Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements. And donate to WAPF's fundraising drive here.
8/26/201941 minutes, 2 seconds
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201: Anxiety, allergies, & food sensitivities

Growing up, Jo Whitton suffered with poor health. She had food intolerances, histamine reactions, frequent colds, and more. As she grew older, her problems increased, and she noticed that her children struggled with similar issues. When her 11 year-old son began to develop strange phobias, extreme anxiety and other mental health concerns, Jo began to look for answers, like never before. Today, Jo is a popular author and speaker and the podcast host of "A Quirky Cooking Journey." She and her family have reversed the trend of poor physical and mental health and Jo shares their story to help others do the same. Through the GAPS (Gut and Psychology) diet, she turned things around and now she lectures around the world about the importance of gut health.  On this episode, we cover the many symptoms of poor gut health--ranging from OCD to anxiety to allergies to constipation to diarrhea to arthritis, and more--along with how to begin the journey of healing the gut with nutrient-rich foods.  For more from Jo, visit her website: quirkycooking.com.au. Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements. Donate to WAPF's fundraising drive here.      
8/19/201932 minutes, 45 seconds
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200: Top 5 health hacks

Hilda Labrada Gore, known as Holistic Hilda, is normally the host and producer of this show. Today, in honor of hitting the two million download mark, we turn the tables and invite her to impart her top health hacks as a guest on the program. Hilda has traveled extensively, exploring wise traditions. She has conducted over 200 interviews for this podcast. She is a certified integrative nutrition health coach and an ACE-certified fitness professional. On this episode, Hilda shares her tips for improving energy and overall well-being. She tells her own journey and the story of the birth defect that jeopardized her health from the start. She offers insights on the power of sunlight to improve sleep and hormonal function, gives suggestions for how to transition to a more ancestral diet, and reveals the daily physical and spiritual practices that give her perspective and strength. For more from Hilda, visit her website holistichilda.com.  For more on our guest host, Marisa Moon, visit her website marisamoon.com.  Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements. And register today for our Wise Traditions conference here. (Use the coupon code "WTpodcast" for $20 off!)
8/12/201935 minutes, 8 seconds
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199: Harmonious living

Sadly, modern living is often grossly out of balance with nature, resulting in poor health, poor soil health, biodiversity loss, and trauma to indigenous communities.We are decidedly not living harmoniously with the world. We’ve cleared 2/3 of the earth’s surface and killed one billion species. How can we restore nature’s balance? And what can we learn from Aboriginal Australians’ way of life? Dr. Geraldine McGuire has spent the better part of her life restoring a rainforest in in North Queensland, Australia. She is an environmental and agricultural scientist, and the founder and director of Rainforest Bounty. As a scientist, and as a human being, she has grown in her understanding of what it means to live harmoniously with the planet and with people. In today's conversation she reflects on the urgency to live differently. She talks about what she's learned from life in the rainforest and from the original inhabitants of the area. She describes plants and fruits native to the region, and mixed-species farming, an indigenous practice that has often been overlooked.  Restoring humanity through restoring the earth is a concept from the Aboriginal community that she has embraced. And she guides us all on how to incorporate this approach into our day-to-day lives. For more on Rainforest Bounty, visit their website here.  Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements. And register today for our Wise Traditions conference here.      
8/5/201932 minutes, 22 seconds
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198: The buzz on bees & honey

Why are bess disappearing? What contributes to "colony collapse disorder?" Do we need bess to survive as a human race? And what about honey? Why is it so hard to find the real deal? And are we consuming more than we should? Beekeeper and teacher Leo Sharashkin answers these questions and more. Leo learned beekeeping from his uncle in his native Russia. Today, among other things, Leo offers his theory on why we have a dying bee population. He describes what wild beekeeping looks like. And he addresses the question of honey adulteration (why not all honey on the shelves is true honey).  By the end of the conversation you'll gain insights on bees, honey, and how Leo lives out the theme of the book he edited "Keeping Bees with a Smile."  For more from Leo, visit his website: horizontalhive.com. Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements. And register today for our Wise Traditions conference here.        
7/29/201932 minutes, 25 seconds
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197: School lunch makeover

It’s time to disrupt the trend of chronic illness in the next generation of kids. Hilary Boynton has a bright idea for achieving this goal. Hilary is the head of nutrition services at The Manzanita School in Topanga, California, and she is the author of the “Heal Your Gut Cookbook.” Her plan is to reinvent the “Lunch Lady" and the very lunch she serves up. Her mission is to truly nourish children and she is training up a new wave of lunch leaders to do just that. She talks to us about how she and her team approach the lunches they make at their own school, how they follow Wise Traditions guidelines for nutrient-dense meals, their relationship with the local farmers, how they inspire the kids to try the food they make and more. This conversation challenges all of us to become a part of the change we want to see in the world. Hilary reminds us of what’s at stake and the power of just one meal to turn things around. For info on the "Lunch Leader Intensive", go to slowfoodventuracounty.org. You can find Hilary on Instagram @liveyumyum. Check out our sponsor Ancestral Supplements. And sign up for our Wise Traditions conference here.
7/22/201928 minutes, 41 seconds
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196: Hold hands with the earth

John Arbuckle of Singing Prairie Farms is a 9th generation livestock farmer. Today, he helps us take a deep dive into the heart of regenerative farming practices. He explains how we need to see soil differently, as a living entity that we must nurture and respect.   His family has been farming for the last 300 years, and they've learned a thing or two along the way. In this conversation, John shares their accumulated wisdom. He discusses how recent droughts, flooding and even wildfires are related to our disconnect with the land. He contrasts regenerative agriculture to the industrial model of farming and explains how good the former is for the planet. And he invites us all to "hold hands with the earth" and take part in regenerating the soil, whether we are farmers or not.   For more from John, visit his website, singingprairiefarms.com. Check out our sponsors: Vintage Tradition and Ancestral Supplements. Sign up for our Wise Traditions conference here.
7/15/201936 minutes, 39 seconds
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195: Feet first

Plantar fasciitis, back, knee, and leg pain all seem to be nothing out of the ordinary these days. And yet, up until roughly 50 years ago, we walked with little complaint. That’s when modern shoe companies began designing footwear with so much padding and arch support that—instead of allowing our feet to flex, bend and move—they have unintentionally weakened our muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Steven Sashen, the co-founder of Xero Shoes, a minimalist footwear company, makes a case for why we need a more ancestral, natural barefoot experience. Today, he talks about the problems most footwear creates, the challenges of transitioning back to bare feet (or minimalist footwear), and why not all shoes called “barefoot” shoes are good for us. He also tells stories (including his own) of those who have benefited from the freedom and fun found in allowing our body to do what is natural—namely, giving our feet the freedom of connecting with the ground, unhindered. For more from Steven, visit his website, xeroshoes.com. Check out our sponsors: Vintage Tradition and Ancestral Supplements. Sign up for our Wise Traditions conference here.
7/8/201931 minutes, 51 seconds
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194: Thyroid help

Known as a “master gland,” the thyroid works with other endocrine system glands and hormones to govern our body's growth, metabolism, and reproduction.  Thyroid diseases like Hashimoto's or hypothyroidism are increasingly common, and can cause a host of issues, including stunted growth, weight gain, fatigue, or infertility.  What factors cause thyroid problems? What role does iodine play in supporting the thyroid? And how can we heal the thyroid naturally? Today, holistic nutritionist and master herbalist Ronda L. Nelson, PhD, MH offers insights on how the thyroid works, how to heal it using nature as our guide, and why it’s important to look beyond the symptoms when health problems arise. She also tells us how her daughter’s diagnosis with terminal bone cancer led her on a path toward discovering the inextricable link between the food we eat and our health.   For more from Ronda, visit her website restorationhealth.net. Check out our sponsors: Vintage Tradition and Ancestral Supplements. Sign up for our Wise Traditions conference here.  
7/1/201936 minutes, 27 seconds
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193: RFK Jr. speaks out

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is a well-known environmental attorney and human rights activist. On a mission to stem the tide of threats to the health of our planet and our own, for decades, Kennedy has dedicated himself to educating the public on the chemicals that are harming us and what to do about them. He advocates holding parties responsible for injuries and establishing safeguards against chemical use. Today’s conversation centers around vaccine safety. Those with children, those born after 1989 – a time when vaccine schedules multiplied, and, with them, lifelong health conditions – and those experiencing chronic disease should listen closely to this episode to gain insight on this controversial subject. For more from RFK Jr., visit his website: childrenshealthdefense.org. Sally Fallon Morell's website is nourishingtraditions.org. Sign up for our Wise Traditions conference this November here. And visit our website: westonaprice.org.      
6/24/201920 minutes, 55 seconds
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192: Cancer: what next?

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can feel like a personal crisis and a medical emergency. Treatment is necessary, but a knee-jerk reaction can lead to poor outcomes. Today, Dr. Nasha Winters offers some concrete suggestions for what first steps to take when dealing with cancer. Nasha is a licensed naturopathic doctor and the co-author of “The Metabolic Approach to Cancer.” She describes in detail how to weigh the options when it comes to conventional, alternative, and integrative therapies, how to build a supportive team, & how to cultivate a healthy "terrain" in the middle of it all. For more from Nasha, visit her website: drnasha.com. Check out our sponsors: Vintage Tradition, Chelsea Green Publishing and Ancestral Supplements. Record your feedback on the podcast via Speakpipe here. For the full show notes from today's episode and additional resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org.
6/17/201938 minutes, 33 seconds
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191: Cancer: how did we get here?

Cancer is increasingly identified in young people under the age of 35. One in 2 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer. One in 2.4 women will also be diagnosed. What is happening? What factors contribute to this epidemic? Is it genetic only? Can lifestyle choices lessen the likelihood of a cancer diagnosis? Dr. Nasha Winters, co-author of "The Metabolic Approach to Cancer," offers insights on what causes cancer cells to go "rogue" in our bodies, replicating without cessation until they kill the host. She talks about her own cancer diagnosis at age 19, which informed her life's course. She explains why new approaches are needed to combat cancer including addressing mitochondrial function, our diet, and emotional trauma in our lives. And she offers practical first steps for protecting the body against cancer. For more from Nasha, visit her website: drnasha.com. Check out our sponsors: Vintage Tradition, Chelsea Green Publishing and Ancestral Supplements. Record your feedback on the podcast via Speakpipe here. For the full show notes from today's episode and additional resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org.  
6/10/201935 minutes, 21 seconds
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190: Bucking the system

We're told cannabis is a cure-all; we need fluoride in the water to prevent tooth decay; and aluminum in vaccines cannot possibly cause autism. Today, Sally Fallon Morell, the head of the Weston A. Price Foundation, upends conventional thinking when it comes to these controversial topics. As we review highlights from the Wise Traditions journal, Sally separates facts from fiction and gives us much food for thought. She undergirds the conversation with science that points to why we need to proceed with caution with cannabis and cannabis-derived products, how systemic fluoride interferes with cellular function, and the troubling consequences of aluminum injected into the bloodstream.   For more from Sally, visit her website: nourishingtraditions.com. Check out our sponsors: Vintage Tradition, Chelsea Green Publishing and Ancestral Supplements. Record your feedback on the podcast via Speakpipe here. For the full show notes from today's episode and additional resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org.
6/3/201931 minutes, 29 seconds
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189: Secrets of the Biggest Little Farm

John Chester, of Apricot Lane Farms, explains on today's show how a small farm can make a BIG difference. And he challenges those of us who are not farmers to look for ways to do the same.  He covers topics ranging from what led him and Molly to become farmers in the first place, to our need to respect the environment and livestock, to the impermanence of life, to the importance of composting, to the challenges behind establishing a farm that can regenerate soil, provide nutrient-rich food, and be sustainable and beneficial to the planet! He shares their challenges as well as the secrets to their success--that have to do primarily with the harmony and beauty of a balanced farm ecosystem. His farm, Apricot Lane Farms, is featured in the film “The Biggest Little Farm,” now showing in theaters. You'll understand why it is so inspiring as you listen to his story. For more on John and Molly's farm, visit ApricotLaneFarms.com. For more on the movie, visit biggestlittlefarmmovie.com. Check out our sponsors: Vintage Tradition, Chelsea Green Publishing and Ancestral Supplements. Take our listener survey here. For the full show notes from today's episode and additional resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org.
5/27/201932 minutes, 39 seconds
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188: Primal posture

From the time we are born, we are conditioned to sit, sleep, walk and stand in a certain way. We are directed to “sit up straight” and to stick our “chest out” when we slouch. These ideas are actually counterproductive and do not correspond with how our ancestors sat, stood, and moved. The result? Back pain, digestive issues, shoulder and neck impingement, and more. Esther Gokhale knows this firsthand. She had excruciating back pain and resorted to several surgeries before she discovered the root of the problem: poor posture. Esther is the founder of the Gokhale Method: an approach that retrains the body to adopt its natural, primal posture. Today, she walks us through what’s wrong with our alignment and how to fix it. She offers simple tweaks for improving how we sit, stand, and even sleep. And she explains why it is critical to carry ourselves properly for a strong foundation for optimal wellbeing. For more on Esther and the Gokhale method, visit her website gokhale method.com. Check out our sponsors: Vintage Tradition, Heal Your Gut Guy and Ancestral Supplements. Donate to the Weston A. Price Foundation here. Take our listener survey here. For the full show notes from today's episode and additional resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org.
5/20/201936 minutes, 7 seconds
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187: Home birth: a safe & beautiful option

Is a homebirth a viable option for mothers-to-be? Is it safe? What happens if complications arise?Katelyn Fusco answers these questions and more on today’s show. Katelyn is the host and creator of the “Happy Homebirth” podcast. She studied as a student midwife and is a home birth mother herself. She explains how home births have been historically, a wise tradition. She talks about the shift to hospital births and what’s been lost in the process. She offers insights on C-section statistics, the risks and benefits of giving birth at home, the training midwives receive, and even how to manage a more “natural” birth at a hospital. Katelyn showcases giving birth at home as a beautiful and safe option for low-risk pregnancy moms. For more from Katelyn, visit her website myhappyhomebirth.com. Check out our sponsors: Heal Your Gut Guy and Ancestral Supplements. Donate to the Weston A. Price Foundation here. Take our listener survey here. For the full show notes from today's episode and additional resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org.
5/13/201929 minutes, 47 seconds
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186: The problem with fluoride

For decades we’ve been told that fluoridation of water helps prevent cavities, but science doesn’t support that claim. As a matter of fact, fluoride is a waste product that is so toxic it is not allowed to be dumped in our landfills, and yet somehow it is routinely added to our water supply. Today, Integrative Biological Dentist Dr. Griffin Cole explains the history of water fluoridation and how this practice is negatively impacting our health. Systemic fluoride interferes with our hormone balance, the thyroid, kidneys, and more. He also explains how we can personally avoid fluoride in our diets and the water, and how to defend our rights to clean, fluoride-free water in our communities. For more from Dr. Cole, visit his website: griffincole.com. Check out our sponsors: Heal Your Gut Guy and Ancestral Supplements. Take our listener survey here. For the full show notes from today's episode and additional resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org.    
5/6/201927 minutes, 28 seconds
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185: Mimicking ancestral living

Sometimes we over-complicate healthy living. Today, author, coach, and nutrition & fitness expert Ben Greenfield, brings insights on how to improve our health based on ancient wisdom. While Ben is known as a “biohacker,” who uses technology and science for peak performance and health, he also has a profound understanding of simple ways that we can mimic the health practices of our ancestors for optimal health. Ben discusses the benefits of grounding, catching sunlight, and cold exposure, for example, that we can incorporate into everyday health habits, wherever we are today. He shows us how to use modern-day technology to benefit our physical and mental health in this post-industrial world. He shares his own personal hacks that he uses to mitigate exposure to radiation when traveling, not to mention his biggest “dial mover” when it comes to his own health and fitness. In the end, he points us to the ultimate combination of health and life span for the most fulfillment and joy. For more on Ben, his resources, and podcasts, visit bengreenfieldfitness.com. To support the "Retracing the Footsteps of Dr. Weston A. Price" initiative, click here. Check out our sponsors: Heal Your Gut Guy and Ancestral Supplements.   For the full show notes from today's episode and additional resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org.
4/29/201936 minutes, 29 seconds
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184: What is homeopathy?

Ananda More was skeptical about homeopathy until she fell ill during a trip to India. She took the two little "sugar pills" figuring she had nothing to lose. Now, Ananda is a homeopath herself and the filmmaker behind the movie "Magic Pills: Promise or Placebo?" In today's conversation, she covers the science behind and the benefits of homeopathy, the ancient system of healing.  Ananda explains how homeopathy follows the principle of "like cures like" and how surprisingly effective its micro doses of natural substances can be in helping the body heal. She points to recent scientific developments that demonstrate its positive track record, and helps us understand why the pharmaceutical industry is threatened by the same. This episode is ideal for those who are brand new to homeopathy, for the skeptics, and for those who are already choosing homeopathic remedies and are eager to see the widespread use of this ancient healing system.  For more on Ananda and her movie "Magic Pills," visit her website here: magicpillsmovie.com.  Check out our sponsors: Heal Your Gut Guy and Ancestral Supplements. Rate and review our show on iTunes here.  And take our listener survey here.  For the full show notes from today's episode and additional resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org.
4/22/201928 minutes, 32 seconds
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183: Is sunscreen okay to use?

For decades, we’ve been told to protect ourselves with sunscreen from the sun’s harmful rays or risk getting skin cancer. However, melanoma has increased, in tandem with the use of sunscreen. What’s going on? Today, clinical scientist and hormone expert Dr. Elizabeth Plourde weighs in on the sunscreen debate and discusses why sunscreen may be doing more harm than good. Elizabeth has done extensive research on the chemicals in sunscreen and gives us clarity about how they are impacting coral, marine life, and our own. She explains how the ingredients mess with our hormone health. She gives us the keys to a diet that works as a kind of “solar protector,” and sheds light on the role that electro-magnetic frequencies play in making us more vulnerable to the toxins in sunscreen. She also gives us insights as to why the medical community is not making this information more widely known. In sum, Elizabeth opens our eyes to the scope of the problem emanating from our use of sunscreen and what we can to curtail its detrimental impact. For more on sunscreen's effects, visit Dr. Plourde's website: sunscreensbiohazard.com. And check out our sponsors: Heal Your Gut Guy and Ancestral Supplements. Rate and review our show on iTunes here. And take our listener survey here.  For the full show notes from today's episode and additional resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org.
4/15/201937 minutes, 49 seconds
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182: Sports survival guide

Why are sports injuries so common? How can we not only avoid injury, but maximize performance? Dr. Tommy John owns and runs the Dr. Tommy John Performance and Healing Center in San Diego and is the author of “Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance: A Sports Parent’s Survival Guide.” Today, he shares insights on what children--and athletes of all ages--can do to not merely survive, but thrive in the activity of their choice. He reviews a list of essentials for optimal health and he reminds us of the power we have to shape our own health and athletic performance. He covers what to do about cravings, how to nourish young athletes on the go, and how to learn to listen to our own intuition about what our bodies need most. For more from Tommy, visit his website here: minimizeinjurymaximizeperformance.com.  Check out our sponsors: Heal Your Gut Guy and Ancestral Supplements. Rate and review our show on iTunes here. And take our listener survey here.  For the full show notes from today's episode and additional resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org.
4/8/201933 minutes, 46 seconds
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181: Food lies exposed

Chances are, your great-great-grandmother didn’t obsess over what she ate. She didn’t count calories, measure out carbs, or worry about the fat content of what was on her dinner plate. And chances are, she was healthier than you and me! Nutrition doesn’t have to be as complicated as we've made it out to be. But if it’s so simple, where did we go wrong? Filmmaker Brian Sanders, of the documentary "Food Lies," exposes the food lies that have added to our confusion and wrecked our health. In today's conversation, he suggests we ditch dietary dogma and return to ancestral wisdom. Brian covers how we've lost touch with our own instincts when it comes to eating, what's behind food fads that appear "healthy" at first blush, why meat has been deemed "unhealthy," and why it's critical for this generation to turn things around.  To support the movie "Food Lies," go to "Food Lies Post" on Indiegogo. For more on Brian's work, visit Sapien.org. Check out our sponsors: Heal Your Gut Guy and Ancestral Supplements. Rate and review our show on iTunes here. And take our listener survey here.  For the full show notes from today's episode and additional resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org.
4/1/201931 minutes, 31 seconds
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180: Joel Salatin tells all

Joel Salatin is the most famous farmer in the world! A prolific author and engaging speaker, he's a man at the forefront of the regenerative agriculture movement. Today he shares the secrets of life: his insights on living, farming, and business. He covers how to find your sweet spot and staying relevant in a changing world. He tells us what books he's reading and what books he's writing! He opens up about his deepest motivations to farm sustainably and regeneratively and his biggest regret in life. Joel is clearly passionate about his purpose; he radiates joy as he lives his best life. This conversation will inspire you to do the same. Subscribe to Joel's blog at lunaticfarmer.com. Check out our sponsors: Mountain Rose Herbs, Vintage Tradition, and Ancestral Supplements. For the full show notes from today's episode and additional resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org. Take our listener survey here.     
3/25/201936 minutes, 55 seconds
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179: The oiling of America

Unfortunately, traditional fats have been replaced in many kitchens by so-called "heart healthy" processed oils and spreads. Today, Sally Fallon Morell, the President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, explains how detrimental this is for our health. She discusses who is behind this push and why. She busts the myth that high cholesterol has a role in chronic illness and heart disease. She helps us understand why we actually need cholesterol in our diet, how the food we consume does not affect the cholesterol in our bloodstream, and why statins are not the answer for avoiding heart disease. Sally goes deep and wide, examining the flawed research that has led us to where we are today and making a strong case for why we should embrace traditional fats like butter, lard, and tallow, rather than demonizing them.  Subscribe to Sally's blog at nourishingtraditions.com. Check out our sponsors: Mountain Rose Herbs, Vintage Tradition, and Ancestral Supplements. For the full show notes from today's episode and additional resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org.
3/18/201928 minutes, 21 seconds
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178: Improve eyesight naturally

Carlos Moreno wore glasses and contacts for over 22 years; today, he is free of both. Carlos corrected his own imperfect vision which included nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (presbyopia/hypermetropia) and astigmatism through the Bates Method & Natural Vision Improvement. An instructor and consultant in the method since 1997, Carlos breaks down how to improve our eyesight naturally. In today’s conversation, he goes over the three factors that improve eyesight, reviews how stress negatively affects our vision, and he even shares a practice that we can implement right away to help strengthen the eye muscles and help with overall relaxation, leading to improved eyesight and greater enjoyment in life. For more on Carlos and the Bates Method, visit his website: centeredvision.com. Check out our sponsors: Mountain Rose Herbs, Vintage Tradition, and Ancestral Supplements. For the full show notes from today's episode and additional resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org.  
3/11/201936 minutes, 5 seconds
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177: Eating light

Human beings have been called "light-eaters." Basically, food is light "slowed down," so that we can ingest it and get energy from it. In today's episode, Dewey Layman explores how the light in our food and our environment shapes our health. He dives into how our brains are wired for light, why it's a good idea to include plenty of seafood in our diet, and how getting enough sunlight can decrease not only our appetite, but the actual amount of food we need to eat to function well. Dewey is the COO of Ra Optics (a blue-blocking glasses company) and the Founder and CEO of L-Dopa, a quantum health consulting company, and, as such, he shares insights from his years of research into light and its effects.   For more from Dewey, visit his website: l-dopaconsulting.com. Check out our sponsors: Mountain Rose Herbs, Vintage Tradition, and Ancestral Supplements. For the full show notes from today's episode and additional resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org.
3/4/201928 minutes, 21 seconds
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176: Junk light

Depression. Weight gain. Eye problems. Auto-immune conditions. The wrong light can lead to health concerns on a number of fronts. Our computers, cell phones, and indoor lifestyle are jeopardizing our well-being. The blue light, considered "junk light," emitted from many of our devices interferes with our bodies' natural functions, throwing our systems out of whack. Dewey Layman, the founder and CEO of L-Dopa, a quantum health consulting company, understands this first-hand. For a time, he worked the night shift at a pizza shop and played video games till the sun came up. His health took a nosedive. He developed myopia and hormone imbalances; he became overweight and depressed. Turning to the sun, literally, helped turn his life and health around. Today he discusses the importance of exposing ourselves to sunlight for energy and health. He also explains what blue light is, the problems it causes for our circadian rhythm, and how we can mitigate its effects in our lives.  For more from Dewey, visit his website: l-dopaconsulting.com. Visit our website for more resources: westonaprice.org. To join or for more information on membership with WAPF, click here. Take our listener survey here. Check out our sponsors: Vintage Tradition, and Ancestral Supplements. 
2/25/201930 minutes, 41 seconds
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175: Slow diet in a fast world

Tara Couture is a farmer, holistic nutritionist, devoted mother, and wife. She lives with her family on Slow Down Farmstead, a small, organic, grass-based farm in Canada. Today, Tara shares with us her personal journey from being a vegetarian struggling with her health, to recovering through traditional nutrient-dense foods. Now, she and her husband do their best to raise healthy, strong children, but that doesn't mean it's been easy. One daughter's diet is so radically different from her teammates' that it sets her apart, socially. Tara's middle daughter, at age 11, was diagnosed with an eating disorder that had her parents sick with worry and wondering how to bring her back from the brink. In short, Tara is an open book in this episode, sharing both the highs and lows on her journey of helping her family embrace slow, real food in this fast-paced modern world. Follow Tara on Instagram @slowdownfarmstead. Visit our website for more resources: westonaprice.org. To join or for more information on membership with WAPF, click here. Take our listener survey here. Check out our sponsors: Vintage Tradition, and Ancestral Supplements. 
2/18/201933 minutes, 43 seconds
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174: Toxins that assail us

What can we do to mitigate the toxins that seem to be just about everywhere? Today, Sally Fallon Morell, the president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, reveals what’s assailing us and what we can do about it. Sally reviews highlights from our winter Wise Traditions journal, which include a look at the dark side of sunscreens, a fresh approach to cancer, and a new study comparing the health of vaccinated and unvaccinated children. Sally also touches on sugar addiction, our children’s behavioral and learning issues, and the dangers of glyphosate, and even how coffee can negatively impact our health. Visit our website for more resources: westonaprice.org. Take our listener survey here. Check out our sponsors: Serenity Farm Bread, Vintage Tradition, and Ancestral Supplements. 
2/11/201935 minutes, 45 seconds
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173: Big fat lie

Dietary fat is our friend, not our foe. Although this may seem like a radical statement, it is true. Today, Jennifer Isenhart, journalist and documentarian, reveals the weak science behind the dietary fat dogma we’ve been fed for years. She explains the consequences of the anti-fat propaganda: namely that we are more overweight and sicker than ever. Jennifer brings the data that backs up her conclusions: that fat does not make us fat or sick. Along the way, she tells us her personal story and what led her to create this "Big Fat Lie" documentary to help set the record straight.  See the Big Fat Lie Movie Facebook page. Visit our website for more resources: westonaprice.org. Take our listener survey here. Check out our sponsors: Serenity Farm Bread, Vintage Tradition, and Ancestral Supplements. 
2/4/201930 minutes, 39 seconds
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172: The soilution

It’s one of the most important parts of the earth’s ecosystem. We get our food from it, walk on it, and even breathe it in, but many of us hardly give it a second thought! It's the soil. The quality and health of the soil has such a huge impact on our own health and the health of the planet. "Sustainability" is not enough. We must reverse the damage and restore the soil to avert our growing climate crisis. Award-winning documentary filmmaker and author Josh Tickell tells us why we should care about the health of the earth and how we can make a difference, once we do. Listen and learn how to become a part of the soil-ution that will help generations to come enjoy good health, springing from a peaceful, fruitful planet. For more from Josh, visit JoshTickell.com & for more on planetary health visit KisstheGround.com. Visit our website for more resources: westonaprice.org. Take our listener survey here. Check out our sponsors: Serenity Farm Bread, Vintage Tradition, and Ancestral Supplements.         
1/28/201932 minutes, 21 seconds
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171: 5G near me

There is a push to roll out small cell towers in our neighborhoods and cities. The radiation from these small wireless antennas is not small at all. The installations--placed on streetlights, lampposts, trash cans, & mailboxes in our neighborhoods--emit microwave radiation at higher frequencies than our current technology and, thus, pose a greater threat to our health than ever before.  Ostensibly these are being approved and installed by cities in response to consumer demand for faster internet service. But 5G promises "fast" and delivers "unsafe" in its place. Theodora Scarato, the Executive Director of the Environmental Health Trust, explains in today's podcast the health ramifications of 5G radiation in and near our homes. She cites multiple studies and worldwide concern, raised by 250+ scientists, over the effects of this radiation. She also gives us practical ideas for how to protect our families and advocate for our health on a local and federal level.  Visit the Environmental Health Trust website: EHTrust.org. Visit our website for more resources: westonaprice.org. Take our listener survey here. Check out our sponsors: Serenity Farm Bread, Vintage Tradition, and Ancestral Supplements.         
1/21/201939 minutes, 45 seconds
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170: Gut issues

Gut issues are unfortunately far too common in this day and age--people are struggling with everything from constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, and upset stomach, to more complex conditions like celiac disease, colitis, diverticulitis, IBD, IBS, candida and Crohn’s disease. All of these various conditions stem from the same source, inflammation. Today, we hear from Mike Merrill, the "Heal Your Gut Guy,” on the topic. Mike shares his healing journey from Crohn’s disease and discusses the five sources of gut inflammation. He then explains the protocol he recommends for reducing inflammation and helping the gut heal for good.  Visit Mike's YouTube channel: Heal Your Gut Guy. Visit our website at westonaprice.org. Take our listener survey here. Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and Vintage Tradition.    
1/14/201924 minutes, 20 seconds
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169: Million-year-old food

We have lost the ability to think for ourselves when food is concerned. We’re the only animal on the planet that hires nutritionists and dieticians to tell us how to eat. But we’re the sickest species on the planet. Something’s wrong. And Dr. Bill Schindler wants to right that wrong. On today's episode, Bill, professor of anthropology and archaeology at Washington College, and the director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab, walks us through 3+ million years of diet history to help us get a handle on what our ancestors ate. As we learn about the tools they used and which foods provided the most nutrients, we gain insights into how we can eat and live better today. Bill describes what main foods were part of the primitive diet, how the diet shifted over time, how the dietary needs of the past compare to ours today, how our ancestors extracted the most nutrients from the raw food they hunted or gathered, and the importance of getting back in touch with our food.  Learn more from Bill's website: ancestralinsight.com Visit our website for more resources on health and wellness. Check out our sponsors: Vintage Tradition and Ancestral Supplements.
1/7/201939 minutes, 55 seconds
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168: Best of 2018

Discover the benefits of eating a low-carb, high-fat diet for health and weight loss. Learn why we don’t need to wear a mental illness label for life. And find out why there’s no such thing as a “safe vaccine.” These three topics are featured in our end-of-year “Best of 2018” episode! We have taken excerpts from our three most popular Wise Traditions episodes of the year. Professor Tim Noakes explains why he is an outspoken advocate of a low-carb, high-fat diet for weight loss and improved health. Holistic psychiatrist Kelly Brogan discusses why depression is a symptom, pointing to an imbalance in the body. And holistic physician Tom Cowan describes the risks inherent to vaccination.  To listen to the episodes in their entirety, check out: #121 “Low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet on trial”  #122 “Depression: a symptom, not a disease”  #149 “The vaccine trade-off”  Visit our website, westonaprice.org. Order your shopping guide here. Check out our sponsor: Pure Indian Foods.
12/31/201840 minutes
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167: Health from the inside out

Do you see exercise as punishment for food you ate? Do you diet to make your body conform to someone else's idea of what it should look like? Strength coach and nutritional therapist Steph Gaudreau used to live like that, too, but she's developed some tools to break free from unhealthy relationships with movement and food. Today, she walks us through the four core pillars that have helped her shift her mindset and live her best life. We discuss what it looks like to honor our bio-individuality, how strength training helps the mind and the body, how to recharge without caffeine or sugar, and how to change our approach to health living. The idea is to develop a relationship with food and our bodies that is free and joyful, rather than punitive or restrictive.  Visit Steph's website at stephgaudreau.com.  Order a shopping guide here.  Make a donation on our website: westonaprice.org. Check out our sponsor: Pure Indian Foods
12/24/201838 minutes, 25 seconds
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166: Say no to the flu shot

Are you still on the fence about the flu shot? Do you find yourself wondering if you should vaccinate your family, just to “play it safe"? Are you afraid of what people will think if you don’t vaccinate? Flu season has rolled around again, and you may find yourself asking these questions yet again. There’s a lot of misinformation and confusion out there concerning the flu shot, but the truth can be uncovered. Today, filmmaker and vaccination expert Leslie Manookian brings clarity and science to the conversation. Leslie is the producer of the award-winning documentary “The Greater Good”, and she has done copious research on the subject of vaccinations. Leslie explains how the risks outweigh the supposed benefits. She exposes the truth about the numbers we hear--how many people die from the flu each year--and those we don't--how many people are injured or die as a result of the toxins in the vaccine. She also gives us the big picture of the relationship between vaccine manufacturers, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the public. It's an enlightening conversation that offers suggestions for building up our immunity naturally, so that we can say "no" to the flu shot with confidence. Learn more about vaccinations through the documentary "The Greater Good."  Get a 2019 shopping guide here. Visit Michelle Bloom & Co. for a chance to win Michelle's "Big Backyard" CD.  Take our listener survey here.     
12/17/201844 minutes, 28 seconds
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165: Too many meds?

We know that pharmaceutical drugs have their place. But often we are too quick to prescribe and take medications when dietary or lifestyle changes could very well address our health concerns. Today, Sally Fallon Morell, the head of the Weston A. Price Foundation walks us through several articles from our fall Wise Traditions journal that highlight why seniors, in particular, are targeted by the drug companies. She discusses which drugs are most commonly prescribed--including statins, blood pressure medications, and more--and she explains their deleterious side effects. She also touches on our children’s health, why their IQ scores are plummeting, and how the environment affects their well-being.  Visit our website, estonaprice.org, for the show notes for this episode and for access to some of the articles from our fall Wise Traditions journal.
12/14/201824 minutes, 52 seconds
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164: The "heal your leaky gut" diet

Many people are struggling with health conditions that stem from a leaky gut. These can include eczema, allergies, autoimmune conditions and more. But what is a leaky gut, exactly? And how can we heal and seal it for good? Monica Corrado, an author, nutrition consultant, and certified GAPS (Gut And Psychology Syndrome) practitioner, defines this prevalent condition, and she explains how we can address it through the power of real food. She goes over the GAPS protocol, calling it the original "heal your leaky gut" diet. She offers simple dietary advice, including suggestions for what foods to avoid to prevent further damage to the gut wall, and which we should include to help repair it. Along the way, she tells her own story, as well as the stories of people who have followed the GAPS dietary protocol and found relief and health.  For more on Monica, courses she offers and her books, visit her website at simplybeingwell.com. Visit our website for more support for your wellness journey at westonaprice.org. Take our listener survey here.          
12/10/201835 minutes, 23 seconds
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163: Mystery ailments

It is increasingly common for children to develop strange rashes, eczema, eye and speech problems, and the like that seem to appear out of the blue. Doctors seem flummoxed, unable to explain what's happening with our kids. Autism, allergies, and autoimmune conditions are on the rise. And, again, there are few answers. Author and medical researcher Forrest Maready has spent years examining the evidence that is staring us in the face. His “Crooked” theory postulates that toxins are attacking our brain stem, leading to a number of mystery ailments that often leave tell-tale traces on our faces. He makes the case, on today's podcast, that aluminum and the injudicious use of antibiotics are making our children vulnerable to serious health conditions. With insight and compassion, Forrest explains what we can do to shore up their health and protect future generations. Check out our website for more resources: westonaprice.org. Take our listener survey here. Listen to our podcast through Pandora.  
12/3/201833 minutes, 9 seconds
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162: A wise diet

Dietary trends come and go. How can we possibly know what’s best to eat? Dr. Weston A. Price traveled the world to find what the healthiest people ate. The diets varied greatly depending on what part of the world the indigenous groups inhabited---the Swiss ate a diet rich in dairy products; the Inuit in Alaska ate a lot of fish and whale blubber, etc. But while the dietary specifics were different, traditional diets had much in common, as well. This is the crux of the Wise Traditions diet. It is not a list of do’s and don’ts, but rather a guide for healthy eating, wherever you live, based on wise ancestral food ways! On today's podcast, Sally Fallon Morell, the president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, takes us back to the basics. She explains the 11 principles that were compiled, through scientific research and the work of Dr. Weston A. Price, to make up the Wise Traditions diet. The list of simple nutritional guidelines helps ease the burden of stress that comes from trying to eat well. Together, we will learn from the wise diets of the world and incorporate what we can to live the healthiest way possible! For more from Sally, check out her blog at nourishingtraditions.com. Take our podcast survey here. For early access to podcasts on Pandora, click here. Check out our sponsors: Vintage Tradition and Ancestral Supplements. Read this brochure for more on the Wise Traditions diet and Dr. Price's research.      
11/26/201837 minutes, 10 seconds
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161: Biohacking our health

You wouldn’t settle for the second-best partner in your life or for a job that you dislike, so why would you settle when it comes to your health? Thaddeus Owen, a personal trainer with a Masters in Holistic Nutrition and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, explains today how to reach optimal vitality by making the most of our surroundings. Thaddeus is a biohacker, an individual who incorporates ancestral practices with modern science to boost the body's health and natural functions. Today, he gives us the tools to overcome our indoor, sedentary, and oftentimes toxic lifestyle with a new focus on diet, light and temperature. In short, he describes how reacquainting ourselves with nature, by spending time outside, can reset our circadian rhythm, boost our mood, and help heal our mitochondria. He offers us tools that are simple, inexpensive and practical as we "biohack" our health to new levels. For more on Thaddeus, visit his website: primalhacker.com. For information on the Fire and Ice Retreat, go to thepointretreats.com. Take our listener survey here. Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and Vintage Tradition.  
11/19/201836 minutes, 4 seconds
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160: Centenarian dietary secrets

What should we eat to live a long, healthy life? Gina Baker, a writer, farmer, and researcher, who has lived in Costa Rica for over 20 years, went to the Nicoya Peninsula to learn about the traditional diets of centenarians. Her visits and conversations with the centenarians revealed that their traditional diet featured fried pork, pork brains, and lots and lots of lard. Does this surprise you? It definitely runs contrary to what was written up about the Nicoya people in “The Blue Zones.” In that book, their diet was characterized as primarily vegetarian. On today's podcast, Gina does some serious myth-busting about what has kept the centenarians so well, for so long. She also shares secrets that she learned along the way about the key to the longevity, vitality, and strength of the centenarians of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. Visit our website for resources: westonaprice.org. To contact Gina and inquire about her retreat, email her at [email protected]. Our listener survey is here. Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and Vintage Tradition.
11/12/201833 minutes, 1 second
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159: Walking on the wild side

Did you know that we’re more bacterial DNA than human DNA, and that we’re only as happy and healthy as those beneficial little bugs that live inside of us? Today, we take a walk on the wild side as we explore the beauty and benefits of wild fermentation--along with the bacteria and enzymes that come along with it. Monica Ford, ancestral cuisine educator and the founder of Real Food Devotee, explains in a lively way why fermented foods are fabulous and absolutely essential for good health and a strong microbiome. Monica talks with us not only about how food fermentation started, but what it means for our health and how/why we should reincorporate it into our diet. She shares her story, including her scrappy attempts at making her first jar of sauerkraut, and how everything evolved from that. Find out just how wild and powerful fermentation can be through this conversation. Who knows, maybe you’ll even get inspired to make your own batch of pickles or kombucha at home?! For more on Monica, visit her website: RealFoodDevotee.com. For show notes and other resources, visit westonaprice.org. Our listener survey is here.  For info on our conference, go to wisetraditions.org. And check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and Vintage Tradition.
11/5/201829 minutes, 22 seconds
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158: Tech side effects

Technology makes our lives easier, there’s no doubt about it. We share information, connect worldwide, and communicate in ways unimaginable just 5-10 years ago. However, our devices have unintentional side effects that interrupt our bodies’ natural functions and rhythms. The earth has always yielded natural radiation and electromagnetic frequencies, but research shows that the influx of electronic gadgets – think smart TVs, cell phones, and even baby monitors and lights – are placing an ever-growing burden on our bodies. As a result, these stressors are known to cause a host of symptoms, from headaches and night sweats to grogginess and even cancer and other autoimmune disorders. On today’s episode, Geobiologist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Brian Hoyer explains what’s happening and what we can do about it. For more on Brian and his company, visit his website shieldedhealing.com. To learn more about our Wise Traditions conference and to register, click here.  Take our listener survey here. And check out our sponsors Vintage Tradition and Ancestral Supplements.   
10/29/201831 minutes, 40 seconds
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157: Crowd-sourced wisdom

Where do you turn when it comes to dietary advice? For too long, most of us have listened to "the anointed"--that is, experts who have promoted erroneous information to the expense of our health. Increasingly, people are turning their backs on what the supposed experts say and are instead turning to the wisdom of the crowds for their nutrition advice. Tom Naughton, filmmaker of the 2009 hit documentary, "Fat Head," explains why this "crowd-sourced" wisdom is a good thing. He himself once promoted federally-governed food guidelines, but he came to realize that these guidelines were greatly misaligned with the diets and ways of ancient populations. On today's podcast, he explains how ancient foods are not causing the diseases of modern civilization, what we can do to take our health into our own hands, and what he's working on to help children make healthy decisions early on for a lifetime of good health. And to anyone who thinks it’s too late to start nourishing themselves with the nutritious whole foods of our ancestors, Tom has just one thing to say: “Bologna!” For more on Tom's movie and book projects, go to fathead-movie.com. For information on our Wise Traditions conference or to register, click here.  Take our listener survey here.  Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements, Vintage Tradition, Kraut Pounder.      
10/22/201832 minutes, 51 seconds
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156: Diversify your diet

We understand the beauty and benefit of diversity. We switch up our exercise routines. We diversify our investment portfolio. But did you know that it’s a good idea to diversify our diets, as well? Today, Chris Masterjohn makes a strong case for why it’s critical to do so for optimal health. Chris is a health expert and educator, with a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut. He explains in detail his rules of thumb for healthy eating. He give us practical ideas on how to translate the research of Dr. Weston A. Price from head knowledge to the dinner plate. Along the way, he tells stories about traditional people groups' dietary patterns; he warns us about the dangers of dietary extremes; and he gives us a window into the way he himself eats for optimal health. For more on Chris, visit his website: chrismasterjohnphd.com. Check out his "cheat sheet" for analyzing your own nutritional status: chrismasterjohnphd.com/wisetraditions. For information on our Wise Traditions conference, go to wisetraditions.org. Take our listener survey here. Check out our sponsors: Vintage Tradition and Ancestral Supplements.   
10/15/201837 minutes, 17 seconds
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155: The "Isaac Newton of Nutrition"

Dr. Weston A. Price, a Cleveland dentist and researcher from the late 1800s, has been called the “Isaac Newton of Nutrition.” His research is just that pivotal to our understanding of the role diet plays in our health. Today, we take a deep dive into the research that Dr. Price conducted and how we can benefit from it. What foods did traditional peoples enjoy that helped them cultivate good health? What did they avoid? And what can we learn from their choices? On this podcast, Chris Masterjohn, a nutrition expert who has a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut, explains the foundational work of Dr. Price. In the 1930s, Dr. Price traveled the world in order to study isolated people groups, visiting sequestered villages in Switzerland, Polynesian South Sea Islanders, African tribal groups, Australian Aborigines, and more. He was interested in finding out how these groups resisted the tooth decay and deformations that he was seeing in his clinic in the United States. The world over, Dr. Price found that those on their traditional diets not only had beautiful straight teeth, free from decay, but they also enjoyed vibrant health and vitality. Chris discusses in detail how Dr. Price went about this work and how it can serve us in our pursuit of good health today. For more on Chris, visit his website, chrismasterjohnphd.com. For information and to register for our Wise Traditions conference, click here. Take our podcast listener survey here. And check out our sponsor, Ancestral Supplements.          
10/8/201836 minutes, 31 seconds
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154: Local spotlight: one hundred meals in Pasadena

Can you imagine hosting a potluck every month for eight years, without missing a single one? We can't, either! This is no small feat! But this is exactly what Karen Voelkening-Behegan has done! Karen is a woman on a mission to change her community one meal at a time. There are countless Weston A. Price Foundation chapters across the U.S. and around the globe. And, today, we shine a spotlight on Karen and the Pasadena chapter that she founded in 2008. Karen is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Restorative Wellness Practitioner, and the mother of two. Today, she reveals her secrets for building community and reaching the jaw-dropping milestone of 100 consecutive chapter gatherings in a row! She shares her ups and downs along the way, what kept her going, and the joys of building a wonderful, sustainable community of like-minded people. Karen highlights the surprising benefits of local chapter meetings, that go beyond simply gathering around delicious, nutrient-dense meals. The gatherings encourage a spirit of learning about healthy eating and the Wise Traditions diet. They are a place for exchanging ideas and encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit. By the end of the conversation, you just may be inspired to start a Weston A. Price Foundation chapter yourself or at least to join one near you! For more on Karen, visit her website: realfoodtherapy.com. To find a local chapter near you, click here.For information on our upcoming conference, click here. Take our listener survey here. Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements.            
10/1/201833 minutes, 8 seconds
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153: Primal play: the joy of movement

Chained to a desk all day with little or no time to exercise? Is your enthusiasm for exercising waning? London-based movement coach, play advocate and personal trainer Darryl Edwards knows just what you need to get moving – and to stick with it. He knows because he’s done it himself. Once very sick, with chronic conditions affecting his entire body inside and out, Darryl has now been medicine-free for the past 15 years by making physical and dietary changes. In today’s podcast, he reveals how partaking in physical movement you truly enjoy can not only help you create a sustainable healthy habit, but can also reverse disease and benefit your hormones, mood and even your gut’s microbiome! He also shares that while enjoyable, to create real change in your body, movement must be intentional, challenging and yes – even a little inconvenient. For more on Darryl, visit his website: primalplay.com. Visit our website, westonaprice.org, to learn more about good health. Check out our sponsors: Green Chef and Ancestral Supplements. Take our listener survey here.    
9/24/201840 minutes, 11 seconds
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152: Optimize your gut health

There’s much buzz about gut health these days. If you’ve been diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) or other digestive ailments, you understand why. However many of us have health concerns that do not seem to be tied to our gut, but that could stem from hidden gut problems. Such gut-related symptoms include: joint pain, brain fog, insomnia, anxiety, depression, skin lesions, constipation, and more.  Today, Functional Medical Practitioner and author Dr. Michael Ruscio defines a number of gut-related issues throughout the program. He talks in-depth about IBS, and other common health concerns including  histamine sensitivities, Crohn's, autoimmune conditions, and the like. Importantly, he also talks about how to best address these and other more subtle gut concerns through dietary tweaks (like trying the low-FODMAP diet, and increasing probiotics) and other natural therapies.  Visit Michael's website: drruscio.com. For information on our Wise Traditions conference, and to register, click here. (Use the coupon code "podcast" at checkout for $25 off!) Please take our listener survey here. Check out our sponsor Ancestral Supplements.  
9/17/201840 minutes, 43 seconds
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151: Is raw milk safe?

Why is raw milk illegal in some states? What are the risks associated with drinking it? How could a simple, straightforward product—like milk from a cow—have become so controversial? On today’s episode, Mark McAfee, the Chairman of the Raw Milk Institute, and the head of Organic Pastures Dairy, expounds on the topic with first-hand knowledge, experience, and passion. You’ll soon discover that Mark is a proponent of real, unadulterated, unpasteurized, grass-fed and pasture-raised raw milk. Mark explains the history of raw milk and pasteurization; he dives into the proteins and beneficial bacteria in raw milk; he contrasts raw milk with pasteurized milk and even "nut milks" on the market; and he discusses the role raw milk plays in the health of our gut microbiome. He gives us the big picture of the dairy industry world-wide, along with important information as to the benefits of including raw milk in your own diet. To learn more about raw milk, go to realmilk.com. For information on the Raw Milk Institute, go to rawmilkinstitute.org. Check out sponsor Ancestral Supplements! For information on our Wise Traditions conference and to register, go to wisetraditions.org. Take our listener survey here! And thanks!          
9/10/201835 minutes, 23 seconds
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150: The power of community & consciousness

How do we relate to the people around us? What is our relationship to nature? How do our choices (food and otherwise) affect the ecosystem we live in and the world, as a whole? Jessica Prentice, one of the founders of Three Stone Hearth in California, tackles all of the above in today's conversation. Jessica has a brilliant mind and passion to match it. She established Three Stone Hearth with a view to providing healing, nourishing foods to those unable to make it for themselves. Her heart is for cultivating community and consciousness. Her mission is to wake us up to the reality that good health is made up of much more than just a particular diet or "clean eating." Jessica discusses our role in revitalizing the earth and the soil, the joys of communal work and meals, and the ins and outs of her unconventional Three Stone Hearth business model. She is an innovator--the woman who coined the term "locavore." Her candor and insights challenge all of us to live differently...and healthier. For more on Three Stone Hearth, visit their website here.  Visit our website to make a donation or find out more about the Weston A. Price Foundation.  Take our brief listener survey here. And check out our sponsors: Vintage Tradition & Ancestral Supplements.    
9/3/201836 minutes, 42 seconds
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149: The vaccine trade-off

Vaccines are a controversial topic. Some say that they are effective; others disagree vehemently. Dr. Tom Cowan, a holistic physician, author, and speaker, sees both sides and sheds needed light on this difficult topic. Basically, Dr. Cowan postulates that vaccines do indeed reduce the likelihood of our contracting various illnesses such as whooping cough or measles, for example. However, he explains why this short-term help has long-term consequences for our health—leading to autoimmune disorders and other chronic conditions. Today’s conversation includes a discussion of what best boosts our immunity to disease, how vaccines (& illness) work in our bodies, why vaccines must include adjuvants (toxic ingredients) to be effective and what holds the most promise for long-term positive health outcomes. Visit Dr. Cowan's website: fourfoldhealing.com. Learn more about the Weston A. Price Foundation (or make a donation) here: westonaprice.org. Take our listener survey here. And check out our sponsors Vintage Tradition & Ancestral Supplements.       
8/27/201845 minutes, 15 seconds
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148: Get cooking

As evening approaches, we ask ourselves "What should we have for dinner?" Exhausted from a full day of work, we try to come up with something semi-decent to put on the table. Sometimes we punt and order take-out or fast food. Twenty-four hours later, the same scenario crops up again. Cooking in