If you have never attended the Weston A. Price Wise Traditions Conference and you care about sustainable food and farming, this is one event you should NOT miss! And, it’s happening very soon in Dallas, TX November 11-13, 2011.
Last year was my first year attending, and I count it as one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Don’t know what The Weston A. Price Foundation is? WAP is a world-wide foundation which advocates sustainable food and farming, and the consumption of nutrient-dense diets as eaten by our ancestors.
In the 1930’s, Dr. Weston A. Price, a dentist, traveled the world to discover why his patients were experiencing tooth decay and other degenerative health issues. What he learned was that in all the traditional cultures of the world, those who were the healthiest and disease-free were the groups who consumed high amounts of traditional fats and proteins like butter, lard, tallow, cod liver oil, milk, meat, eggs, and organ meats, and were not exposed to any processed foods (white flour, processed grains, or refined sugar). Must read: Dr. Price’s amazing book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.
The best part about the conference – besides the amazing lectures, food, and vendors – is being able to meet and get to know some of the amazing people you know from blogs, Facebook, and other social networking sites. I didn’t have nearly enough time to visit and have conversations with all the wonderful people I met there – individuals who are passionate about real, sustainable food and health, and who spend most of their lives reaching out to others and helping to educate about these critical issues – but the time I did spend was incredibly fantastic.
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Here are just some of the fantastic speakers and topics you’ll get to see if you attend:
- Russ Bianchi, PhD, expert on high fructose corn syrup
- Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, author of Gut and Psychology Syndrome
- Jules Klapper, expert on dirty electricity
- Monica Corrado, holistic nutrition and food educator
- Thomas Cowan, MD, author of Fourfold Path to Healing
- Kaayla Daniel, PhD, author of The Whole Soy Story
- Robert Disney, environmental scientist
- Jacques Goulet, PhD, expert on trace minerals
- Kathy Kramer, CN, WAPF Office Manager
- Sally Fallon Morell, MA, author of Nourishing Traditions
- Kimberly Hartke, WAPF publicist and real food blogger
- Brian T. Hickey, DC. Certified Professional Applied Kinesiologist
- Paul Jaminet, PhD, author of The Perfect Health Diet
- Sharon Kane, expert on gluten-free baking
- Chris Masterjohn, expert on fat-soluble vitamins
- Mark McAfee, CEO, Organic Pastures Dairy
- Judith McGeary, Esq, founder Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
- Joseph Mercola, DO, author of The No-Grain Diet
- Denise Minger, China Study debunker
- Pentti Nupponen, DMD, holistic dentist
- Sally Pacholok, RN, co-author of Could It Be B12?
- Sarah Pope, of The Healthy Home Economist blog
- Michael Schmidt, Canadian raw milk activist
- Pam Schoenfeld, RD, expert on vitamin B6
- Matt Stone, author of 180 Degree Nutrition
- Harvey Ussery, author of The Small Scale Poultry Flock
- Howard Vlieger, expert on GMO dangers
- David Wetzel, expert on cod liver oil
- Louisa Williams, MS, DC, ND, author of Radical Medicine
- Will Winter, DVM, expert on pastured livestock
Here’s just a few of the people I got to meet and/or see again last year:
Kat from Kat’s Food Blog
Lisa from Real Food Digest
Ann Marie from Cheeseslave
Alex from Feed Me Like You Mean It
Kimberly Hartke from Hartke is Online!
Amy and Matt from Real Food Whole Health
Kim from The Nourishing Cook
Elizabeth from Nourishing Creations
Jenny from Nourished Kitchen
David Wetzel of Green Pasture Products
Unfortunately I won’t be attending this year, but I had to give my glowing endorsement of this incredible conference. I can’t say enough good things about it. If you only go to one conference this year, make it the Weston A. Price Wise Traditions Conference. If you do attend, please say hello to everyone and drink some tall glasses of raw milk for me! Do you have past conference experiences to share?