Friday, July 30, 2010

They're Happy Because They Eat Lots of Butter!

They also eat plenty of eggs, seafood, cream, cheese, liver, meat, cod liver oil, raw milk, and other nutrient-dense foods that have nourished generations of healthy people worldwide.

Meet them at your local chapter
of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

There are plenty of ‘experts’ telling you what to eat. Yet, modern degenerative diseases are still on the rise.

Do you want PROOF?

What if you could find a group of people who were healthy and happy -- generation after generation -- living their entire lives without tooth decay, heart disease, diabetes, mental illness, and such. Would you be curious about what they ate?

I mean an
entire village where even the elderly had all their teeth with NO cavaties -- and NONE had the modern degenerative diseases.

Those healthy people were our ancestors -- as little as 100 years ago. But we've forgotten what true health looks like. And what they ate before modern foods.

Here's the proof. It was meticulously recorded by Dr. Weston A. Price. That and much more is on the Weston A. Price Foundation website. I hope you take a peek.

You can shake hands with PROOF! Meet people restoring their health with real, traditional foods at your local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

One of Many Examples

When Weston Price visited the Torres Strait Islands north of Australia, he spoke to a doctor who had suspected only one case of cancer and operated on none among more than 4,000 natives eating their traditional diet, but had operated on dozens of whites eating diets of refined foods living in the same area.

It should be humbling to us that these natives did not have any of the money, research methods, or medical equipment that we have, yet were far more successful at protecting themselves against cancer and other degenerative diseases than we are. What they did have was traditional wisdom accumulated over the ages -- something to which our society offers little respect but nevertheless confirms over and over again with the tools of modern science.

Those of us in the know can get ahead of the game by deferring to traditional wisdom here and now, and thus obtain protection from modern disease and support for longevity and vibrant health.

Dr. Weston A. Price was a dentist in the 1930’s. Not just any dentist, but the Director of Research for 25 years of the American Dental Association. He wondered about the cause of cavities. But figuring it out was pretty tough since everybody had them. Finally, he realized he needed to look at people who did NOT have cavities to figure it out.

But where to find them?

It seems in the 1930’s travel was opening up all around the world, and travelers were coming into contact with isolated primitive peoples. The travelers always remarked about how beautiful their teeth were. That got Dr. Price’s attention.

For a 10 year period of time, Dr. Price traveled to every isolated group of people — untainted by modern foods — that he could find to study them. He went to an isolated village in the Swiss Alps (the tiny footpath into the village inhibited the arrival of modern foods), as well as isolated parts of Scottish Islands, Peruvian mountains, Eskimos, African jungles, Australian aborigines, and South Sea Islands.

Here’s the amazing part:
in every case, ALL the people had perfectly straight teeth and no cavities. (They didn't use tooth brushes either.)
Even the elderly had beautiful teeth.

Another surprise, none of them had tuberculosis (a big issue at that time), nor heart disease, nor diabetes, nor mental illness. None of the modern degenerative diseases. Dr. Price was struck by their positive attitudes and cheerful dispositions.

And when a family left the village to move into town where modern foods were available, the degenerative diseases appeared quickly. Several photos compare identical twins where one twin stayed home and ate the traditional foods, but the other twin was raised in town on modern foods. Their faces and their teeth looked so different.

So what did they eat?

What they ate in each location was almost completely different. Their environments were completely different. The northern Eskimos ate mostly meat. How could that be? Aren't we supposed to eat alot of vegetables? The Swiss ate mostly dairy and grains. But dairy is bad for you, right? So far, still confusing?

But . . . Dr. Price realized ALL of their traditional diets shared the EXACT same principles. Just 11 principles. He believed these principles were the reason for those peoples exceptional health. Dr. Price also wrote about the ‘miracle’ cures he made with these principles back home in Ohio.

Like a small cry in the wilderness, the Weston A. Price Foundation is making the recent science verifying Dr. Price’s discoveries known to the public. Certainly, the research he did is impossible to replicate at this time. As well, the Foundation is trying to protect America’s food supply from corrupt agribusiness and pharmaceuticals.

Several — perhaps surprising —– principles to get you started:

#1 All traditional diets highly valued saturated fat — in a distinct contrast to today’s fears.

Hence, the age-old, worldwide ‘traditional’ healthy habits of buttering bread, milk on cereal, gravey on meats, etc. Without the fat, the food doesn’t help you as much.

There is plenty of the most reputable science out there that verifies that saturated fats are important in preventing heart disease and in losing weight -- don't you wonder why that information is being hidden from you?

You can meet many people curing their heart disease by heaping butter on their foods, lots of egg yolks and bacon -- just visit a local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

The saturated fats are necessary for many reasons, but especially the fat-soluble vitamins they contain. In fact, your body cannot take advantage of the other vitamins and minerals without them.

The traditional diets worldwide had 10 times the fat-soluble vitamins when compared to the American diet of Dr. Price’s day.

I’ve seen this on those wild animal shows on TV — a polar bear that killed a seal only ate the internal organs and the fat, leaving the lean meat behind. The biologists on the television show completely understood this! In contrast to our medical doctors who would probably tell you that the polar will get heart disease because of his poor eating habits!

Native Americans once did the same thing: in times of plenty, they kept the organ meats and fat, leaving the lean meat behind. In fact, eating lean meat was taboo. Eskimos never ate lean meat without dipping it in seal oil. And on and on.

But today, everyone is eating lean meat -- and heart disease is still the number one killer.

Why the fears of saturated fats today? You can read the history on the website. The greed and deception behind it all — at the expense of the American people — is amazing.

[Note: Don't try this from your local grocery. The fats encouraged by WAPF are fats from healthy animals -- NOT factory-farmed sick animals and NOT highly-processed vegetable oils that predominate store shelves.]

Read more at the Weston A. Price Foundation.

#2 Traditional diets never used grains or nuts without soaking or fermenting them. Whether it was Africa, South America, Asia, or North America, they never just cooked and ate grains like we do today. Somehow they knew they wouldn’t be healthy if they did.

Modern science has revealed the phytic acid in grains, seeds and nuts that blocks mineral absorption — which is deactivated by soaking. In other words, all that whole wheat bread you’re eating is contributing to your mineral deficiencies.

Isn't that amazing? All around the world, all of these isolated peoples knew to soak their grains before eating them.

Do you still have a great-grandmother? Ask her about this: the Quaker Oats box used to say ‘soak it overnight before cooking.’ In our hectic lives today, we’ve forgotten why and ignored this healthy habit.

Grains are largely responsible for the high cholesterol that so many people have. Is that new to you? Learn more from Dr. William Davis -- the Track Your Plaque guy -- who has his patients reducing severely high cholesterol readings to normal in a matter of weeks, simply by eliminating wheat from their diet. He doesn't know why; it just works almost every time. Read more about how Dr. Davis is helping people reverse their heart diseases here.

#3 Eating alot of fermented foods is another principle. All around the world it was a significant part of the diet (of course, without refrigeration stuff starts to ferment fast!)

Certainly, the probiotics are vital. Today we know a healthy intestinal flora protects us from powerful virus's and even mercury and other heavy metal poisoning.

Even so, fermentation works like magic on our foods. Example: when the Eskimos were asked about the fermented fish they ate ( yuck!). It was explained that when they fed their sled dogs fresh fish, they got tired in the afternoon. They noticed that when they fed the dogs fish that had gone rotten (fermented) after being buried in a hole, the dogs could run all day. The eskimos noticed that they were healthier from eating the fermented fish as well.

This is your rationalization to drink alot of beer! But it has to be the real thing, not the pasturized, processed stuff.

Furthermore, the leavening (fermentation) process, unlike today’s quick yeast breads, makes the grains not only more digestible (think celiac disease) but actually multiplies the nutritional content. Even a white, refined flour sourdough (fermented) bread is can be better for you than a regular whole grain bread.

Yes, the ancients probably also did this because food stores longer when fermented, just as leavened/sourdough bread lasts much longer without drying out than quick yeast breads.

Learn more at the Weston A. Price Foundation.

A final tidbit: there were no vegetarians. Look as hard as he could, Dr. Price could find no ‘traditional’ vegetarians. Those who had adopted it for religious reasons were not as healthy as their counterparts.

The closest to being vegetarian were some of the South Sea Islanders. Most of their diet was non-meat — however, the people of one island risked their lives regularly to capture sharks to eat their livers. When asked why all the trouble, they explained they could not maintain their good health without it.

Dr. Price concluded it’s not about the meat, but rather the fat soluble vitamins. Therefore, the common principle among the divergent worldwide traditional diets was not meat-eating, but rather the animal fat and fat-soluble vitamins. You can see how each culture applied the same principle in many different ways -- like eating insects -- but you can find a way that suits your life instead.

I wanted to get you started — if you made it this far, you might want to check out their website. There are 9 more principles that just might amaze you. And the scientific research to back it up.

If you want to be much healthier, you and your family need this information.

Price’s book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, is pretty old and crusty, written in the late 1930’s. More recent is Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions cookbook.

Get The DVD
I like to lend out Sally Fallon’s (the president of WAPF) 5-hour DVD presentation. I found it fascinating. In the first hour, she details Dr. Price’s travels with many, many photos of the people he encountered and what they ate. The photos show wide faces and perfect teeth regardless of the race. Then she explains the 11 principles in detail WITH the modern science behind it. What I’m saying is that Sally Fallon presents this stuff much, much better than Dr. Price ever could.

By contacting a local chapter leader — on the website — you can likely borrow the DVD. That’s what they do around here. Or let me know, I’ll lend you my copy. (it’s sort of expensive, $50)

"People don’t always know when they’re being lied to,
but they always know when they’re being told the truth."
-- a wise man

Time and time again, I have found that when people are introduced to the traditional health wisdom of our ancestors, they report that they know it is true – at their core.

When it comes to health and nutrition, we don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Degenerative diseases, obese babies, sick children, depression, and infertility are NOT natural, and not inevitable. By living according to nature’s wisdom, we can end the cycle of degeneration that has come to characterize civilization itself.

It is time to reconnect to the nourishing traditions of our ancestors, and reclaim the radiant, healthy lives we were designed to live.

That's what local chapter leaders do -- they don't tell you what to eat! -- they help you learn where to get 'real' food where you live. They connect you with like-minded people nearby so you can learn the traditional, forgotten ways of preparing foods and how to creatively apply the dietary principles with children and hectic lifestyles.

You can shake hands with PROOF!
Meet people restoring their health with real, traditional foods.

Check out this article in the Washington Post.

Books that opened my eyes about food.
Highly Recommended.

Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
A cookbook, but much, much more. The 100's of fascinating historical sidebars are worth the price of the book. The guide to healthy eating that everyone is looking for.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
A wonderful read by a popular author. It will open your eyes to better food choices. In my local library.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
If you want to know where your food comes from and what you’re really eating, read this book. A best seller, in your local library.

Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating by Jeffery Smith
A rather alarming exposé of genetically modified foods. Most people are shocked enough within the first 10 pages to order copies for family and friends. Find out why Europeans and other countries have banned the foods we are eating.

And then contact your the chapter leader of your local chapter of the Weston. A. Price Foundation. They will be glad to tell you where you can buy better food in your area.

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