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Don’t Miss the Weston A. Price Conference 2011 in Dallas, TX!

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.

To register for this year’s Wise Traditions 12th Annual Conference, MythBusters, click below:

Weston A. Price Foundation Wise Traditions Conference 2011, Mythbusters

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
Don’t miss the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund fundraiser dinner happening on Thursday, November 10, 2011:
Old Time Festive Texas Country Supper, Offal Appetizer Cook Off, Fiddle Concert, Dance and much, much more…
 6:45 pm – 10:30 pm, Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 400 North Olive Street, Dallas, TX
FTCLDF is a non-profit organization protects the rights of farmers and consumers to engage in direct commerce; it protects the rights of farmers to sell the products of the farm and the rights of consumers to access the foods of their choice from the source of their choice. FTCLDF is a true grassroots organization and receives no government funding and little or no corporate funding. Main sources of funding are membership fees, individual donations and grants for public interest litigation from its sister organization, the Farm-to-Consumer Foundation.
Besides the various speaking events, the fundraiser dinner,  and opportunities to meet people you may know online, there are a variety of wonderful vendors selling healthy, safe, foods and other products. I had such fun strolling through the event hall browsing through all the wonderful assortments of food and other offerings available. I even bought a few things and took them home like raw cheese, Amish soap, and crispy nuts.

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

Kelly the Kitchen Kop

David Wetzel of Green Pasture Products

Sarah The Healthy Home Economist

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?



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The Weston A. Price Wise Traditions Conference, 2010

Wise Traditions Conference ~ King of Prussia, PA ~ November 12-15 2010

This is the first year I will be going to the Weston A. Price 2010 Wise Traditions conference, and I am so honored, excited, and grateful to be able to attend!

This is actually the first time I have flown anywhere by myself, and I’m coming all the way from Boise, Idaho to King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania – almost a coast-to-coast trip!

I’m so looking forward to meeting all of the wonderful people I’ve began relationships with online who will be attending, and learning all I can from the lineup of great speakers who are on the schedule. It’s one of those events that I’m looking forward to as much as any family vacation I’ve ever taken.

If there is any way at all to attend this amazing food, health, and nutrition conference, I highly recommend it. It is happening from Friday until Sunday on November 12-14, 2010 in King of Prussia, PA, which is in close proximity to Philadelphia (about 25 miles).

Don’t know who Dr. Weston A. Price was? He was a dentist and nutritional researcher whose curiosity about degenerative diseases in his patients led him to travel around the world. During his travels, he learned that the traditional food diets of indigenous peoples in isolated areas were a major contributing factor to robust health and absence of health issues. Included in his studies were people of tribal Africans and Pacific islanders, Inuit, North and South American natives, and Australian aborigines.  The resulting discoveries were so profound, he published them in his book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration where he details these accounts with supporting scientific data and comparison photographic evidence of how these startling conclusions were drawn.

The Wise Traditions 2010 conference focuses increasing awareness about the important issues of incorporating nutrient-dense foods through sustainable food, farming, and living. These subjects are so important, in fact, I believe the entire health, future and prosperity of the world DEPENDS on it.

There is an absolutely fantastic lineup of speakers scheduled to appear at this year’s Wise Traditions conference, here’s just a smattering of who will be there:

  • Sally Fallon Morell, M.A. (founder and president of the WAPF and author of Nourishing Traditions)
  • Chris Masterjohn (author and speaker on the subject of cholesterol and health)

And our own lovely gals of the Real Food Media network:

Plus, you can also hear many, many more activists, nutritionists, doctors, and other medical and health professionals who understand the critical importance of a traditional diet’s role in the maintenance of health.

The Wise Traditions 2010 conference will also feature selected vendors and food producers to visit and peruse their amazing products. You might just happen across one of your favorite sustainable merchants – maybe someone like David Wetzel of Green Pasture fermented cod liver oil products, or Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics.

And, I’m told by some of my fellow bloggers that there will be plenty of opportunities to hang out and visit with new and old friends you’ve become acquainted with because you read and comment on their blogs, have your own blog, or know through social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Sounds like heaven on earth to me!  :)

In 1999, Sally Fallon Morell co-founded the organization with nutritionist Dr. Mary Enig, PhD. Now the president of this organization, Ms. Morell helps to lead communities in finding ways to learn about the value of traditional diets to health and ways to incorporate them into daily living.  The organization’s mission is dedicated to “restoring nutrient-dense foods to the American diet through education, research and activism.”

Even if you cannot attend, I hope the fact that the conference is happening will inspire you to go forward and make more aspects of your daily living more sustainable and ecologically sound, and in particular – perhaps to start your own blog and spread the word, and to be more mindful of looking at the food you are eating and how it affects your health and our environment.

If you are attending the Wise Traditions 2010 conference, I very much look forward to meeting you. I’ll be the short girl with curly dreadlocks and a gigantic smile on my face. If you spot me, don’t be shy, come and say hello! I’ll probably talk your ear off (’cause that’s just how I am!).

This post is part of Food Renegade’s Fight Back Fridays Carnival.