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:
- Dr. Thomas Cowan, M.D. (medical practitioner and co-author with Sally Fallon Morell and Jaimen McMillan of The Fourfold Path to Healing)
- Dr. Kaayla T. Daniel, Phd., CCN (nutritionist and author of The Whole Soy Story)
- Sally Fallon Morell, M.A. (founder and president of the WAPF and author of Nourishing Traditions)
- Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, M.D., (pioneer in enzyme therapy and cancer treatment)
- Chris Masterjohn (author and speaker on the subject of cholesterol and health)
- Ramiel Nagel (author of Cure Tooth Decay)
- Mark McAfee (CEO of Organic Pastures)
And our own lovely gals of the Real Food Media network:
- Ann Marie Michaels of Cheeseslave
- Kelly of Kelly The Kitchen Kop
- Kimberly Hartke of Hartke is Online!
- Jennifer McGruther of Nourished Kitchen
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.