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Sally Fallon Morell
Nourishing Traditional Diets – Part I and II
Animal fats, properly prepared whole grains, enzyme-enriched foods and nourishing bone broths kept our ancestors healthy. Sally Fallon Morell, author of Nourishing Traditions, explains why these are vital factors for maintaining good health today. Beginning with a presentation of Dr. Weston Price’s unforgettable photographs of healthy traditional peoples, Ms. Fallon Morell explains the underlying factors in a variety of traditional diets, which conferred beauty, strength and complete freedom from disease on so-called primitive populations. Then she presents a step-by-step plan to put nourishing traditional foods—foods that your family will actually eat—back into your diet, including easy breakfast cereals, soups, sauces, snack foods, high-enzyme condiments and soft drinks that are actually good for you.
My Own Health Secrets
We all need to tailor our diet to our needs, while still incorporating the eleven WAPF principles of healthy diets. Find out how Sally tweaks her diet to fit her own health challenges.
In addition to attention to diet, pregnant women confront many challenges to the health of the baby in the womb, and they face many important decisions. Modern medicine promotes drugs and vaccinations for pregnant women, pre-natal screening, antibiotics for staph aureus and a host of other interventions that could jeopardize the optimal development of the infant. This talk presents the many challenges to the pregnant women with an emphasis on good nutrition for protection against the dangers that she cannot avoid.
Kristin Canty & Charlie Foster
Making Delicious Soup
Kristin Canty, Weston Price chapter leader and owner of the upcoming traditional foods style restaurant Woods Hill Table, along with executive chef, Charlie Foster, will be demonstrating how to make your bone broth delicious by sharing trade secrets and troubleshooting techniques. They will also share ideas and recipes for how to use and store all of your delicious broth.
Science of Broth
A South American proverb claims “Good broth will resurrect the dead.” While that’s clearly an exaggeration, chicken soup has enjoyed a reputation as “Jewish penicillin” and bone broths are served to convalescents all over the world. In this presentation, Dr. Kaayla Daniel, vice president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, will review the science that supports consuming bone broth for healthy bones, joints, skin, digestion, immunity and emotional stability. She will discuss 19th and early 20th century studies on gelatin, as well as more recent investigations into the “conditionally essential” amino acids proline, glycine and glutamine and “the essential sugars” N-Acetylglucosamine and N-Acetylgalactosamine,. Finally, she will report on Dr. John F. Prudden’s clinical trials healing osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, psoriasis, Crohn’s, wound healing and even cancer with cartilage. In short, much science supports the ancestral wisdom of consuming bone broth.
Empowering Fertility with Nutrient Dense Foods
One in seven American couples now suffers from infertility. Within the next decade, that figure is predicted to move up to one in three. Menstrual distress, mood disorders and depressed libidos add to the heartbreak. Although Father Technology has waged war on infertility using drugs, hormones and surgery, Mother Nature offers instead a cornucopia of sacred foods, herbs and aphrodisiacs. In this lecture, Dr. Kaayla Daniel will show why those who would be “fruitful and multiply” will not only avoid processed, packaged and fast foods but spurn politically correct, low-fat, high-soy, plant-based diets.
Hunter-gatherers of this continent utilized a large array of wild plant foods. The indigenous were nourished by these foods despite the diversity of antinutrients and toxic elements found within them, as evidenced by their superior physical form, longevity, and well-formed children. This presentation discusses plants harvested by Hunter-gatherers—species, nutrition, and preparation methods—with an emphasis on their methods of detoxifying plants. Cultural significance of plants, gathering tips, and comparisons with contemporary cuisine will also be discussed (where relevant).
East West Diagnosis to Correct Organ Imbalances with Traditional Food Remedies
In oriental medicines, methods were created to diagnosis a person’s state of health by visual clues: the appearance of the face, hands, feet, skin, hair, nails and the way a person walks and moves. John has extensively studied and practiced these methods with thousands of clients over 40 years. He will share with you his insights on how these signs can reveal the condition of your organs and glands as understood in modern biology and especially related to the metabolism of your body’s systems. Once imbalances are identified, certain kinds of traditional foods and remedies can be advised to address them. John will explain how to see imbalances in the organs and what specific traditional food and herbal remedies can remedy these conditions.
Canary Kids: An Innovative Solution For The New Childhood Epidemics
Through the “new childhood epidemics” (autism, ADHD/ADD, obesity, asthma, etc.) our children, “the canaries in the coal mine” of industrial society, are telling us that we must change the way we are living. How are we to tackle this overwhelming, social, economic and human crisis? Learn about a groundbreaking grassroots scientific and media initiative, The Canary Kids Project, and how its developers plan to raise awareness to this new epidemic and light a path toward a brighter, healthier future for our children and us all.
Real Food Fermentation
Easy fool-proof (nearly!) first ferments (sauerkraut and variations). Easy second ferments (beet kvass). Why it is safe. Why it is healthy. Why it is important. Q&A.
Gena Mavuli, MA
Getting kids to eat real food can be daunting. This talk will go over the most important reasons why it’s vital for children to eat well, along with some strategies on getting kids on the real-food bandwagon. With two kids herself, Gena is well versed in cooking for picky eaters and has some great tricks to share. This is a great talk for questions/answers.
Treating Acid Reflux, Digestive Disorders and Chronic Pain with Traditional Foods
Join her for an eye-opening discussion describing how many of our modern foods and common nutritional dictates may predispose people to chronic inflammatory conditions and a host of digestive ills, and how a diet rich in nutrient-dense, easy-to-digest foods can help heal and build optimal health.
Tanya Renner, CCH, RSHom(NA)
Using Small Doses of Minerals to Build Strength and Health
Come learn how to use effectively twelve essential homeopathic minerals salts to quickly resolve self-care complaints! These homeopathic remedies have been widely used since the late 1800s to maintain health, stimulate fast healing responses and correct mineral deficiencies that contribute to a wide range of common ailments, such as spring allergies, headaches, muscle cramps, digestive and skin conditions, and colds or flu. Ideal for self-care, parents and healthcare providers!
Richard Maurer, ND
Core Blood Tests to Discover Your Perfect Diet and Fitness Habits
Imagine that your body is doing everything perfectly—that your insulin resistance, weight gain or hypothyroid are pure expressions of your ancestral immortality. Now imagine that with a few adjustments to how you eat and live, you are happier, with more energy and living the life you were meant to live. In this presentation you will learn about some simple blood test results that allow you to find your unique dietary and fitness perfection.