Chronic Disease

In no period of the history of Western civilization have people been so obsessed with the diet and health. Yet chronic disease like arthritis, multiple sclerosis, digestive disorders, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, epilepsy and chronic fatigue afflict growing numbers of our society at increasingly younger and younger ages. One out of five pregnancies ends in miscarriage and one quarter of a million infants are born with birth defects every year. One person out of three dies of cancer, one in three suffers from allergies, one in ten will have ulcers and one in five is mentally ill.


Amazing Discoveries

Alarmed at the growing amount of chronic illnesses he observed in his patients, Dr. Weston A. Price set off to studied fourteen groups—from isolated Irish and Swiss, Eskimos to African. He discovered that, unlike his patients, almost every member of the tribe or village were free of chronic disease, dental decay and mental illness. Not only were they strong, attractive and healthy, they routinely produced healthy children with ease.

Even though the diets of these diverse groups varied in many particulars, they did contain several common factors. Almost without exception they ate liberally of seafood or other animal proteins and fats in the form of organ meats and dairy products. More surprisingly, they valued animal fats as absolutely necessary to good health. They ate whole, refined foods: meats, fats, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains. All of the diets contained some raw foods from both animal and vegetable sources.

 

S.A.D - Death by Twinkies

In the light of the Standard American Diet with it’s fast foods, fractionated foods, convenience foods, packaged foods, fake foods, embalmed foods all sadly deficient in the nutrition needed to maintain health Sally Fallon has written Nourishing Traditions based on that research of Weston A. Price and the connection he discovered between health and nutrition. She reveals the sources of the poor nutrition choices of America and how to recover health through recovering tradition foods prepared by tradition methods.

Unfortunately this is a major paradigm shift for most Americans and involves major changes in food attitudes, food choices and food preparations. Meals That Heal is dedicated to helping people make those changes as easily as possible. Through classes based on Dr. Price’s research and Nourishing Traditions, hands-on cooking, demonstrations, our new Meals That Heal 101—The Basics” manual and one-on-one mentoring helps people navigate those changes.

 

 



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