Selene River Press strives to support everyone in applying holistic nutrition in their daily lives. We offer health practitioners educational and training materials in the art and science of nutrition therapeutics. And for patients, we provide a wide selection of books and media on topics that directly impact their health.
For over thirty years, Selene River Press has been the leader in nutrition education. Our goal is to help readers get beyond fads, miracle diets, and other misinformation with resources rooted in nutrition’s original principles, as revealed by the field’s first researchers.
These pioneers, led by the prescient Dr. Royal Lee, showed that heart disease, cancer, and most other types of degenerative illness are the result of malnutrition at the hand of processed and synthetic foods. The simple truth that whole, unprocessed foods are the foundation of good health, demonstrated so clearly in the early 1900s, was largely forgotten as industrial foods replaced real ones in America.
Dr. Lee warned us that if we continued to eat such deficient foods, we would become progressively weaker with each generation—predicting, accurately, that we could find ourselves suffering exactly the kind of widespread illness we see today. In addition to the primacy of whole foods as the foundation of good health, SRP resources teach the following foundational principles of Dr. Lee’s philosophy:
Healthy food can only be produced from healthy soil. While whole, unadulterated food is paramount for good health, it’s critical that plant and animal food be raised on healthy soil. Only organically grown foods are harvested from soil that is rich in trace minerals, mycorrhizal fungi, and other factors critical for health, unlike most highly deficient conventional foods.
The effects of malnutrition are passed on. In the 1930s, Drs. Weston A. Price and Francis M. Pottenger Jr., proved irrefutably that not only does malnutrition damage the health of the individual, but its effects are also passed on to future generations. While classical geneticists scoffed at this idea for decades, the new science of epigenetics has roundly confirmed the reality of “inherited malnutrition.”
Dietary supplements must also be made from whole food. Thanks to food processing and poor soils, most Americans would benefit greatly from supplementing their diet with some concentrated nutrition. But just as the food we eat must be whole, so must the supplements we take. Only vitamins as found in food—whole and intact—can truly nourish the body. Antioxidants and synthetic, isolated vitamin fractions are not nutrients.
Vitamins are functional complexes not single chemicals. The functional mechanism in vitamins includes all the synergistic components found in whole foods. These components—fatty acids, proteins, enzymes, trace minerals, and phytochemicals—work synergistically to produce a vitamin effect. By example: No one part of a watch records the time. Only the entire functioning mechanism produces a time-keeping instrument.
The autoimmune process is an integral end phase of the disease process, secondary to malnutrition, infection, and inflammation. Degradation of ill-nourished tissue results in excess nucleic acids leaking from the tissue into the blood. The immune system sees those nucleic acids as foreign proteins and creates auto-antibodies to destroy them. The auto-antibodies then attack the tissues containing those nucleic acids.
SRP’s editorial staff has a collective experience of applying Dr. Lee’s philosophy that spans more than eighty years. We select our authors, books, media, and other resources based on this real-life know-how.
Moreover, at the Selene River Press Historical Archives, readers can learn about nutrition’s first principles straight from the point of origin. Browse through hundreds of foundational articles, papers, and commentaries from the likes of Drs. Royal Lee, Weston A. Price, Francis M. Pottenger, and many others voices from the early days of nutrition research. Their work, years ahead of its time, continues to teach and inform holistic practitioners, parents, and students of today. And it’s all available, for free, both online and as downloadable pdfs.
Industrial foods have dominated the market for so long that Americans have lost the instinct to identify foods that are healthful. But, given the tools, we can revive this instinct. With a self-educated public, we can work to adopt methods of husbandry, agriculture, and nutrition that nourish human health, preserve the health of the planet and its creatures, and halt the tragic degradation of our genetic and physiological integrity.
Join us in a commitment to our children and grandchildren: that the causes of good health will become common knowledge in their lifetime.
Stephanie Selene Anderson
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Selene River Press
A Note About Our Products: Although we strive to select resources thoroughly in line with Dr. Lee’s philosophy, not all products meet every single standard. Often a resource offers such great information overall that its net value far outweighs the one or two points with which we disagree. In such cases of disagreement, we provide our viewpoint in the item description.