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Welcome to our new website! Peruse our books and other products, check out our blog and sign up to receive our blog newsletter, and discover a collection of rare articles in the historical archives. Here you’ll find all the resources you need for a healthy whole foods diet. Photo from iStock/davidf

The Most Intense of Vegetables…and the Most Nutritious

If you love beets, you probably already know that they’re good for you—very good. If you don’t love beets—well, you might want to revisit that because you’re missing out on a lot. Beets are, as Tom Robbins noted, “the most intense of vegetables.” And their intensity in color and flavor perfectly matches the strength of […]

What’s Lurking in Your Beer?

What’s in your beer besides beer? Take a look at this list from the Food Babe before you lift your glass. She includes high fructose corn syrup, propylene glycol, GMO sugars, artificial colorings, and other nasty stuff in a list you will find useful if you drink beer. Who would’ve thought there’d be ingredients in […]

Chilled Cucumber-Mint Soup with Crumbled Feta

I recently went away on vacation and returned home to a garden grown to such heights it resembles a rainforest. Amidst the wave of spaghetti squash tendrils and stalks of majestic purple amaranth, I have been blessed/cursed with a plethora of six varieties of cucumber. I can’t express my joy enough: some hungry critter, who […]

Dinner with the “Lunatic Farmer”

Joel Salatin, prolific writer and owner of Polyface Farms in Virginia, will be in Masonville at Sunrise Ranch on September 13, 2013, to speak at a fund-raising event for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Sponsored by the Fort Collins Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation and the Farm-to-Table Culinary Academy at Sunrise Ranch, this […]

A Wealth of Health Resources: The Weston A. Price Foundation

In 1939, Dr. Weston A. Price, a dentist with a passion for nutrition research, published Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. This classic reference documents the detrimental effects of processed, refined diets on dental health. Dr. Price had done clinical and laboratory studies in search of the causes of poor dental health but then ingeniously decided to […]

Spiced Swordfish Kebabs with Greek Salad

The days are finally here where garden-fresh tomatoes are beginning to grace our tables. There really is nothing like that first luscious fruit plucked from the plant, still warm from the sun and bursting with intense flavor. It’s the time of year where I practically live off versions of this salad and BLTs. By adding […]

Have You Had Your Dirt Today?

I’m always in a good mood after working in the garden. Maybe it’s the combination of exercise, fresh air, sunshine, and…Mycobacterium vaccae? A common, harmless bacteria found in soil, M. vaccae thrives best in soil with rich organic content. Studies by neuroscientist Christopher Lowry, which were inspired by oncologist Mary O’Brien, have revealed that this bacteria may literally make you […]

Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal

Joel Salatin wants to give curious young apprentices hands-on training with the animals at his farm. He wants to sell his neighbor’s pickles and salsa along with his own fresh meat and dairy products. He wants to give educational tours of his farm to classes of young students. Mostly, he wants to empower Americans to […]

Buttered Cabbage with Asparagus and Fresh Herbs

Cabbage, the unglamorous, underappreciated cousin of uber-trendy kale, just doesn’t get enough props these days. It’s unfortunate, because not only is it quite affordable in comparison to other leafy green and cruciferous vegetables, but it is rich in dietary fiber, phytonutrients and, surprisingly, even omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Used extensively throughout history as both a […]

East Coast or West Coast? Which Way Should I Go?

The great thing about attending Weston A. Price Foundation conferences is they have them on both sides of the country this fall. If you can’t make their conference in the fall in Georgia, then we suggest you consider attending their Regional Conference, which will be held in Portland, Oregon, on September 21 and 22, 2013. […]

What Really Causes Cavities?

When I was a kid, my dentist gave me a lollipop after each appointment as a reward for being a good patient (i.e., not crying or screaming or biting his fingers off). But at the time, I didn’t understand why someone who discouraged the indulgence of sweets presented me with the very thing I was […]

Nutrition Visionary, Dr. Royal Lee

Dubbed the “Fightinist” Leader in Nutritional Science, Dr. Royal Lee led the whole-food nutrition battle against organized medicine, the FDA, and the food manufacturing industry from the 1930s through the early 1960s. He spent a great deal of time in court, standing for the scientific facts that proved whole-food nutrition supported health. Big Medicine and […]

Black Forest Cake Revamped

This classic combination of chocolate, whipped cream, and cherries originated in Germany. Historians believe it dates as far back as the 16th century, from a region known for its sour cherries and kirsch (cherry brandy). Most recipes I come across these days call for store-bought cherry pie filling and maraschino cherries, both loaded with preservatives, […]

Wise Traditions 14th Annual Conference

Going on 14 years now, the Wise Traditions conference is growing larger every year. Join them in Atlanta, Georgia, from November 7–11 for the 14th Annual Conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation. If you want to learn more about traditional foods and why they’re so good for you and your family, this is the […]

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

I love asparagus in all shapes and forms. I would even venture to say it’s my favorite vegetable—or at least one of them. My husband was never a fan, until the day I made these addictive specimens. He even requested them for his birthday this year! A member of the lily family, asparagus is related […]

The Sugar-Cancer Connection

Sugar

You may have heard the question posed on 60 Minutes: “Is sugar toxic?” According to the segment’s host, Sanjay Gupta, “the average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar a year.” But, you say, “I don’t eat sweets.” Are you sure about that? Sugar lurks in many foods—whole-grain bread, fat-free yogurt, organic spaghetti sauce…the list goes […]

Homemade Barbeque Sauce

With the 4th of July upon us, our thoughts stray to celebrations both patriotic and epicurean. And I can think of no other food that epitomizes this holiday quite so much as barbeque does. Sadly, most commercial barbeque sauces are laden with excessive artificial (and harmful) sweeteners and preservatives. Luckily, this homemade stuff takes just […]