Are you tired of the confusing state of nutrition and health information, research and news? Are you intrigued by the theory that a healthy diet must include red meat, raw milk, real butter, saturated fat and no soy?
If so, you will be happy to know that the 11th annual Wise Traditions Conference sponsored by the non-profit Weston A. Price Foundation is coming to the Philadelphia area. The conference will be held Friday, November 12 through Monday, November 15, 2010 at the Valley Forge Convention Plaza in King of Prussia, PA and promises to open your eyes to little-known but persuasive theories of nutrition.
Founded in 1999, The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit nutrition education organization established to support and disseminate the research of Dr. Weston Price, a dentist, whose studies of isolated non-industrialized peoples in the early 20th century led him to advocate a diet of nutrient-dense whole foods including animal fats.
The Foundation supports nutrition instruction, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community-supported farms, as well as honest and informative food labeling. It has been very active in advocating consumer access to clean, certified raw milk and a ban on the use of soy formula for infants.
The theme of this year’s conference is “The Politics of Food.” The keynote address, “The Politics of Beef,” will be delivered by Joel Salatin a Shenendoah Valley farmer who advocates for local foods and organic, biodynamic and sustainable farming methods. He is prominently featured in Michael Pollan’s book, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” as well as the documentaries”Food, Inc.” and “Fresh.” Salatin is also the author of “Everything I Want to Do is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front.”
Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Foundation and author of “Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats,” will speak on the benefits of traditional diets. Other speakers include Jeffrey Smith who will discuss the politics of genetically modified foods and their regulation, and Judith McGeary, Esq. who will discuss the politics of food safety.
The conference will be valuable not only for nutritionists, dieticians, doctors, nurses, farmers and activists, but also anyone who is interested in optimum health through nutrition or who loves food or cooking or eating, or who just wants to open their minds to another way of looking at health and nutrition and the advice we’ve been getting for years from the government, medical establishment and media. If you are looking for political and scientific controversy, this is the place to be.
For more information and registration fees call 304-724-3006 or visit www.westonaprice.org. You can register for the whole conference or just by the day. Discounts are available for seniors and students, as well as for anyone registering prior to September 1, 2010.