Good News about Butter
The Good News about Red Meat
The Good News about Real Milk
The Good News about Eggs
The Good News about Salt
The Good News about Raising healthy children
Why do I believe this
The Mystery of the Universe
Good News about Butter
"Butter is a natural fat, made from cream. Margarine is an artificial
concoction of chemicals. Not only does butter taste better, but it's good for
you. Butter is a source of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, and important
trace minerals magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium and iodine. Purchase organic
butter produced without the use of hormones, steroids and antibiotics. Raw
butter from pasture-fed cows is even better."
the Fear out of Eating Fat" by Lori Lipinksi
benefits of grass-fed butter:
Butter is Better
by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, PhD
another variation on the same theme:
Butter is Better
by STEPHEN BYRNES, ND, RNCP
Your Fats from Weston A. Price Foundation,
And some sources if you can't find
good butter locally.
The Good News about Red Meat
Of all growing things,
the grasses contain the greatest number and the greatest variety of those
life-giving elements, the vitamins and minerals. A whole industry has been built around
the health benefits of powders and tablets made from fresh green grass
(Example - Springgreen).
and expensive procedures are utilized to preserve the enzymes,
vitamins, and other living elements in these powders. But Mother Nature
has given us the perfect machine to extract all these vital nutrients from
grasses (which we humans can't digest) and herbs - the cow! (and other
animals) feeding on green pasture. The resulting beef is far
better for your health than the typical meat in the grocery store. To
find out more check out Eat
the clearinghouse for information about pasture-based farming.
and Truths about Beef
Good News about Real Milk
All those wonderful
nutrients in grass also end up in the milk from the cow, as long as she is
fed on pasture, and as long as the milk is not heat treated. Raw milk
contains important vitamins and enzymes that are destroyed by heating. The
enzymes make raw milk much more easily digested than pasteurized
milk. Furthermore, there are many protective
factors in raw milk that destroy pathogens - one of the
many reasons why raw mother's milk is so good for babies,
and should never be overheated. Clean raw milk from pasture-raised cows is
never a source of
serious disease (not true of commercial pasteurized milk). In fact
pathogens do not survive well in good raw milk, and raw milk is known for
its many healing qualities.
raw milk became an easy target - blamed for health problems in the early part of
the 20th century that were really the result of careless and unsanitary
conditions on farms and in dairies at that time and other public
health problems of the time. Although the movement for certified raw milk
solved these problems, the vendetta against raw milk continued, making it
ever more expensive to produce and in many cases illegal to sell. The sale
of raw milk (certified) is legal only in 3 states, California, New Mexico,
and Connecticut. The solution, for now, to restrictive state laws is a cow-share
program in which farmers keep and milk cows owned by individuals. For more
info on this remarkable food check out these articles:
Health Benefits Of Raw Milk From Grass-Fed Animals
Ron Schmid, ND
Milk - History, Health Benefits and Distortions
by Ron Schmid, ND
Milk Information You Can Trust!
Cures Many Diseases, by J.E. Crewe, M.D.
a Campaign for Real Milk?
Milk Book - a review
Untold Story of Milk by Ron Schmid, ND, a review
Studies Confirm: Raw Milk A Low-Risk Food - 6/15/13
Milk Action Alert***
Unprocessed (Raw) Whole Milk: Safety, Health and Economic Issues
- an impressive outline of why raw milk is far safer
that pasteurized milk,
Mark McAfee on raw milk -
Raw Milk Truth - www.rawmilktruth.com
Organic Farming Association - Raw Milk info .
Good News about Eggs
The long running
controversy over whether eggs are good for you is the result of the
misguided attack on cholesterol. The cholesterol in eggs has little
effect on blood cholesterol, since your body compensates for the
cholesterol by adjusting production by your liver. Cholesterol is very
important in your body.
Check out these Web sites for more details.
be chicken about the egg!
Chicken & Egg Page http://www.motherearthnews.com/eggs/
Good News about Salt
Salt restriction is a
common recommendation that dietitians make, because salt (sodium chloride)
has been associated with high blood pressure, which is so common these
days. But, surprise! This notion, too, is misguided and perhaps related to
the refined salt most people use. The liquid in our blood and in our cells
is very similar in mineral composition to the ocean's waters, which
complex combination of minerals and trace elements. Unrefined sea salt has
all the minerals of the sea. Your body needs these minerals. So while
ordinary table salt is best avoided, unrefined sea salt, such as Celtic
Sea Salt is a healthful way to add flavor to your foods. It pays to go
out of your way to get Celtic Sea Salt, which some health food stores
have, or can be ordered.
Further information and sources.
Good News about Raising Healthy Children
Families face many challenges these days raising children - crooked
teeth, behavior problems, obesity. Our healthy ancestors can offer some
valuable advice in this challenging endeavor. To find out more, read Ancient
Dietary Wisdom for Tomorrow's Children by Sally
Fallon. See also Children's
Health at Weston A price Foundation Website, and other Meal
Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care, by Sally
Fallon & Thomas Cowan, MD
Our Children - a wonderful source of excellent information by WAPF
chapter leader, Sandrine Hahn, in California
Our Children, Sacred Wisdom for Preconception, Pregnancy, Birth and
Parenting, by Ramiel Nagel
need whole milk!
to Get Your Kid to Eat...But Not Too Much, by Ellyn
Satter - a classic on the topic that I read and recommended years ago.
It's not necessarily WAPF friendly, but full of good common sense on this
important topic, especially if you have a picky eater.
ParentalRights.Org says its mission is to protect children by
empowering parents through adoption of the Parental Rights Amendment to the
U.S. Constitution..., but it is populated by lawyers and would give
government dangerous powers to inflict its will when it sees fit!
Planning for pregnancy is also
important. Donna Gates has some good advice:
Every Girl & Woman Needs to Know NOW if They Ever Want to Have a Baby
Weston A. Price Healthy Babies Yahoo group - join for
Mom's Blog - a Guide to a Natural Family Life
to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor, by Robert
S. Mendelsohn, MD - highly recommended by another WAPF chapter leader.
Healthy Babies and Children: A Commonsense Guide to Herbal Remedies,
Nutrition, by Aviva Jill Romm - recommended by
another WAPF chapter leader
Success Stories - Tales of Growth on a Real Food Diet
- read how others have done it, and add your own story of healing.
Why do I believe this is
In spite of all the fancy nutrition research that claims to show that
these traditional foods are bad for you, I believe the historical wisdom of
healthy communities of people is a much better guide to good eating. That is
why the research of Dr.
Weston A. Price is so valuable. When modern science condemns traditional
healthy foods that have been consumed by healthy peoples for hundreds of
years, something is wrong! The research is inadequate or poorly done, the
interpretation is misguided due to bias (the powerful influence of the
commercial food, agriculture, and medical industries), and/or the foods
tested are not actually the traditional healthy foods (for example,
commercial beef vs. pastured
beef). For the story of how I came to these conclusions read My
Thoughts on Nutrition and Health.
The Mystery of the
Occasionally I run across a story or book that
gives us a peek into the mystery of the world we live in, revealing how
limited our understanding is of God's Creation. I am assembling these stories
here to prick the imagination of those of us stuck in the Western reductionist
Lost Language of Plants by Stephen Harrod Buhner
"The loss of connection to plants, to the land, to Earth,
leaves the holes with which we are naturally born unfilled. No matter how much
Ritalin or Prozac is poured into those holes, synthetic pharmaceuticals can
never fill them; merely human approaches can never heal them. Pathologies come
from the empty holes that are unfilled, from lack of contact and communication
with the wild…
"Without deep connection to the land our healers remain
anthropocentric-human centered-in their approaches, their theories of human
health generated in isolation from the environment with which we evolved. They
contain the same category error that all reductionistic sciences contain. The
solution is reconnection to the natural world and the living intelligence of
land." Page 229
A story from Buhner -
How did ancient cultures learn