2014 Blog

Conference Home | Speakers | Presentations | Schedule | Ride/Room Share | Hotel Reservations | ExhibitorConference Flyer | Conference BannersFundRAISERS | Volunteer/Scholarships CEUsGuided Farm AdventureChildren’s ProgramMenus | Recipes | Chapter Meeting


Wise Traditions Speakers Dish about World’s Leading Nutrition Conference

By Kimberly Hartke

The Wise Traditions International Conference is described by so many as “life changing” that we decided to ask a few of this year’s conference speakers why the event is so powerful. With all the other things demanding your focus, including personal and professional responsibilities, why should you attend this annual event?

John Moody of Louisville, Kentucky and Board member of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund had this to say:

“There is no conference like the WAPF conference – no conference where not just the speakers, but the supporting events and even the meals all serve and support the enjoying and expansion of nutrient dense foods and natural living!

This year at the 15th Annual Wise Traditions to be held in Indianapolis, John will be teaching on Continuous Kombucha and Building Six Inches of Soil in Six Months plus share his strategy for building a successful local food buying club.

“This year, I plan to give through educating and equipping attendees with all sorts of useful information to support their kitchen, community, and care of the earth,” John said.

A popular speaker at the conference, Mark McAfee from Fresno, California, is the founder of the Raw Milk Institute (RAWMI) and owner of the largest raw dairy farm in the U.S. As a pioneer pushing toward a new food paradigm, he views the conference this way:

“At Wise Traditions, I enjoy close contact with core consumers and the educators that lead the fight for nutritional freedom, and demand for farmers to reconnect back to consumers. Without WAPF and FTCLDF this movement would have languished in the dark ages of the 1990’s and before.”

This year Mark will be sharing breaking news and the hard data about how farmers LISTED by RAWMI are proving that raw milk is a low risk food.

Mark enthused, “We now have the protocols, the science, the mentors and the data to build raw milk markets and defend ourselves against overzealous and biased regulators. In fact, in many places around America, regulators have come to respect and support raw dairy farmer’s food safety initiatives. It is the dawn of a new nutritional and agricultural age and we are leading this evolution. When raw milk’s weaknesses have now become its strength, the argument is over. Farmers, the cows, the land and their consumers win!”

Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She explains that attending her first Wise Traditions conference played a seminal, fundamental role in shaping her understanding of human physiology and the impact of nutrition and environmental toxins on health.

She said, “The first Wise Traditions I attended opened up the possibility of treating cancer with nutrition rather than chemotherapy, as well as introducing me to the importance of gut bacteria to health and the link with autism; I heard a two-hour presentation by Prof. Don Huber at a satellite conference here in Indianapolis that changed my life by exposing the urgent need to get rid of glyphosate in agriculture. WAPF has also made me appreciate how cattle grazing on grass can solve so many problems in such a simple and natural way. Other facts I learned are too numerous to mention. I look forward to every conference with excitement, and I am never disappointed.

Dr. Seneff will give a lecture this year on the dark side of antibiotics, vaccines, pesticides and prescription drugs. It promises to be stimulating and eye-opening.

Louisa Williams is a Naturopathic doctor in Marin County, California and author of the book, Radical Medicine. She said this about the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF), the sponsor of Wise Traditions:

“WAPF is a refuge away from the craziness. It is a refuge from the GMO Frankenfoods, away from the toxic DNA-disrupting vaccines, away from the autoimmune-inducing antibiotics, away from the muscle wasting of statin drugs, away from the dementia-inducing mercury amalgam fillings, away from the carcinogenic petrochemicals and preservatives. At these conferences we are a team – an army – of like-minded and logical and reasonable individuals, who are strong enough and brave enough to understand that allopathic thinking and corporate greed are destroying the world.”

Louisa is right. Weston A. Price Foundation is comprised of many influential people who care about creating a sea change in human health. Around one third of our members are health practitioners, approximately one third are farmers, and the final third are health conscious consumers. These members are striving for new ways of looking at human health and new ways of solving the riddle of human disease.

Wise Traditions International conference is an event where common sense, traditional norms, anecdotal evidence and science come together as respected equals, rather than enemies.

Louisa remarked, “I love the strength of this organization’s mission and the courage of its members – it is a bright light in a scary ever-darkening world. I hope we can continue to grow and be instrumental in stopping this modern madness, by remembering the hard-earned knowledge and wise traditions of our foremothers and forefathers.”

Join us for an unforgettable long weekend, November 7-10, 2014. Come early to support the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund at a special pre-event dinner on November 6. This is your time to explore the wisdom of the ages and the best of modern science and how it pertains to your family’s health.

Kimberly Hartke is the publicist for the Weston A. Price Foundation and the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Visit the WiseTraditions.org website for more details.