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Studies: Junk Food Causing Birth Defects

A recent study out of Georgetown University Medical Center has concluded that what you eat can affect your children’s and grandchildren’s health, even if they eat healthy themselves. Sonia de Assis and her colleagues observed that rats fed Omega-6 fatty, unhealthy food pass on an increased cancer risk to their children and grandchildren. Omega-6 fats are found in cheap, industrial oils such as soy, vegetable and corn oil.

The study results were presented at this year’s American Association for Cancer Research in Washington, D.C., and illustrates that a fatty diet can actually contribute to “epigenetic” DNA modifications, which are inherited changes in DNA patterns. Essentially, one’s offspring can inherit DNA changes caused by their parents’ unhealthy diets and other environmental factors.

The story at msnbc states: If a person’s parents or grandparents ate a diet rich in processed, chemical-laden foods throughout their lives, then the DNA changes that likely occurred in their bodies may be passed down to their children. Even if they themselves didn’t develop cancer, the children will be more likely to develop it, based on the findings of the study. Continue reading

All Raw Foods Now Being Attacked in U.S.

Terrific article is here at the new Journal. Please subscribe there, not here.–Augie

Raw Milk Can Be Dangerous: How to Pick a Safe Raw Dairy

Despite what you hear, raw milk can make you sick if you are not careful in picking who you deal with. I hosted a raw milk con­ference in Ohio with 70 attendees. I taught the health benefits of raw milk for an hour– while I was on the tail end of a three week illness from a load of campylobacter bacte­ria. It was the worst and longest bout of diarrhea I ever had. It was from raw milk from an unclean milk producer. I wanted to believe it was from our laying hens and eggs, but it was not. Needless to say, we mooved on over to a very clean dairy.

Still being sick from bad milk, it was an embarrassing situation teaching its health benefits in front of every one (I told no one, of course) but it made a life long impression on me of why it is so important to under stand HOW to pick a raw dairy. No one has a story like this one– so I am most qualified to teach it more (since I have the expe­rience). With the growth of the moovement, there will be more out breaks since peo­ple, like me at one time, generally do not know how to evaluate a dairy.

Moove on to the rest of the story over at the new Journal  with a free ebook and training videos.

The Truth About Raw Milk – Part 2

PART 2 is out! Raine Saunders completes her new article on real fresh farm milk!  http://wp.me/pZzqp-19L

(Still trying to mooove folks over to the new premium themed blog.)

The Joy of Eating Farm Fresh Local Food– Oil Paintings Slide Show

Sweet . . . Kimberly Hartke’ s article and a great farm scene slide show (at my NEW Journal). 

It is hard to describe the benefits of eat ing local foods from farm­ers you know. You get a taste for country liv­ing, meet some mighty fine folks and see how your food is grown. It is so peaceful– much different than life in the city and sub urbs. I always come home rejuventing. You will probably see a lot of happy kids and learn the names of the happy cows. 


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UK Natural Food and Health WAPF Conference: Sally Fallon and Sir Julian Rose

The Journal is pleased to bring you this announcement of the first UK conference of The Weston A. Price Foundation slated for March 21, 2010 in London. Philip Ridley the conference organizer sent me this to share with our readers (Philip is also a co-director of the UK Alliance for Raw Milk, the UK-ARM). Maybe you can come or at least help get the word out on it. By the way, Sir Julian Rose is a raw milk and food freedom advocate, wrote up one heck of an op-ed piece in the Toronto Globe and Mail last month.

Announcing the first Weston A Price Foundation Conference in London: Wise Traditions UK.

Learn about nourishing traditions including gut and psychology syndrome, raw dairy, proper preparation of grains, enzyme and probiotic enriched fermented foods, nourishing bone broths, traditional fats, the vital role of high cholesterol foods, dangers of modern soy foods and infant formula, the conspiracy to promote vegetable oils and hydrogenated fats, foods that help babies grow up smart and strong, old fashioned foods that give limitless energy and vibrant health and the unfortunate consequences of modern farming methods.


 World Class Speakers

Sally Fallon Morell, MA, president and founder of the Weston A. Price Foundation, author of the bestselling cookbook Nourishing Traditions and an internationally acclaimed nutrition educator.The Weston A Price Foundation® campaigns for wise traditions in food, farming & the healing arts, challenging politically correct nutrition & the diet dictocrats.
Sir Julian Rose, pioneering organic farmer, and renowned countryside and raw milk campaigner. Julian is chairing the event.  Julian will discuss campaign issues in Britain and across Europe with Jadwiga Lopata, Poland’s top countryside campaigner.  Jadwiga and Julian have campaigned successfully for, amongst other things, GMO-free Poland.
Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, founder of the Cambridge Nutrition Clinic, and author of Gut & Psychology Syndrome (GAPS), her revolutionary nutrition program for mental and digestive wellness and the treatment of depression, autism, ADD, ADHD, and schizophrenia.
Barry Groves, PhD, author of Trick and Treat, the explosive book on why conventional “healthy diets” are ruining people’s lives and making food manufacturers and healthcare providers rich.
Stalls with information & books.
Bar: Raw Jersey cow, goat and buffalo milk, milkshakes and real ale.
To learn more and register, go to westonaprice.org/london

Soy Formula Unsafe for Babies: Myths and Truths About Soy

Avoid Soy Products-- Especially Baby Formula

Avoid Soy Products-- Especially Baby Formula

I don’t know about you, but I like most Myths and Truths articles. They are easy to read and sets things in contrast to what we have been told. I just hope the attorneys at the ADM corporation does not sic their PR staff on me. I don’t think the nasty soy cartel will appreciate this article, especially the part that soy formula for babies is not safe.Oh. I almost forgot. Most soy beans are genetically modified.

Myths & Truths About Soy

NOTE: These Myths & Truths as well as our summary of soy dangers are provided on our Soy Alert! trifold brochure (PDF). You may print this at home or at a copy store for mass distribution. If you wish, you can order quantities of professionally printed two-color trifold brochures for 25 cents each by using the Order Form.

Myth: Use of soy as a food dates back many thousands of years.

Truth: Soy was first used as a food during the late Chou dynasty (1134-246 BC), only after the Chinese learned to ferment soy beans to make foods like tempeh, natto and tamari.

Myth: Asians consume large amounts of soy foods.

Truth: Average consumption of soy foods in Japan and China is 10 grams (about 2 teaspoons) per day. Asians consume soy foods in small amounts as a condiment, and not as a replacement for animal foods.

Myth: Modern soy foods confer the same health benefits as traditionally fermented soy foods.

Truth: Most modern soy foods are not fermented to neutralize toxins in soybeans, and are processed in a way that denatures proteins and increases levels of carcinogens.

Myth: Soy foods provide complete protein.

Truth: Like all legumes, soy beans are deficient in sulfur-containing amino acids methionine and cystine. In addition, modern processing denatures fragile lysine.

Myth: Fermented soy foods can provide vitamin B12 in vegetarian diets.

Truth: The compound that resembles vitamin B12 in soy cannot be used by the human body; in fact, soy foods cause the body to require more B12

Myth: Soy formula is safe for infants.

Truth: Soy foods contain trypsin inhibitors that inhibit protein digestion and affect pancreatic function. In test animals, diets high in trypsin inhibitors led to stunted growth and pancreatic disorders. Soy foods increase the body’s requirement for vitamin D, needed for strong bones and normal growth. Phytic acid in soy foods results in reduced bioavailabilty of iron and zinc which are required for the health and development of the brain and nervous system. Soy also lacks cholesterol, likewise essential for the development of the brain and nervous system. Megadoses of phytoestrogens in soy formula have been implicated in the current trend toward increasingly premature sexual development in girls and delayed or retarded sexual development in boys.

Continue reading: There are more doozies at http://westonaprice.org/mythstruths/mtsoy.html

The Skinny on Fats

I have a lot of respect for The Weston A. Price Foundation, their Founder Sally Fallon and the Chapter organizers and the board. As a member since 2003, I must say that they are top leaders in food and nutrition education. I enjoy reading their Journal and their website, as I find their material to be thorough and interesting to read.

Here is the skinny on the fats and oils:

The Skinny on Fats

By Mary Enig, PhD, and Sally Fallon

From: Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats, Second Edition by Sally Fallon with Mary G. Enig, PhD. © 1999 New Trends Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved. To order contact www.newtrendspublishing.com

Table of Contents


Fats from animal and vegetable sources provide a concentrated source of energy in the diet; they also provide the building blocks for cell membranes and a variety of hormones and hormonelike substances. Fats as part of a meal slow down absorption so that we can go longer without feeling hungry. In addition, they act as carriers for important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Dietary fats are needed for the conversion of carotene to vitamin A, for mineral absorption and for a host of other processes.

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Globe and Mail Reports on Raw Milk Court

Kate Hammer of the Toronto Globe and Mail hammers out on what could be a landmark victory in Canada and a good basis for defense in the U.S on the raw milk trial of farmer Michael Schmidt.  Mark is a member of Weston A. Price Foundation. To keep up and learn the results of the trial, bookmark The Bovine. Here is an intro to her article.   Kate’s full article.

milk0313“NEWMARKET, ONT. — Ontario’s dairy dissenter, Michael Schmidt, told a packed courtroom yesterday that the laws that criminalize the sale of raw milk compromise rights protected by Canada’s Constitution and are therefore invalid.

Mr. Schmidt faces 20 charges relating to the “cow share” program he operates from his dairy farm in Durham, Ont., near Owen Sound. Drained of funds after 15 years of battling the provincial government over the sale of unpasteurized products, Mr. Schmidt represented himself at his trial, which began yesterday in Ontario Court in Newmarket.

Kate’s full article.

Classic Text: Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

newnpd1001This classic text written in 1939 is a primer for anyone interested in how food, diet and nutrition effects human health. This is a classic non-technical text for anyone that eats, especially health and nutrition professionals.

Complete with 134 pictures– proof of ill effects of poor diet and benefits of traditional diets. It clearly shows how and why modern processed foods are most detrimental to health compared to traditional native diets— in other words, how eating a variety of foods grown naturally,  including so-called unhealthy foods, promotes health and prevents diseases and disorders.

The Preface is provided below with my underlining for emphasis.

Purchase this book direct from the publisher,  Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation.

Nutrition and

Physical Degeneration

A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets
and Their Effects


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Author, “Dental Infections, Oral and Systemic”


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