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Weston A. Price Foundation

The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the American diet through education, research and activism and supports a number of movements that contribute to this objective including accurate nutrition instruction, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community-supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting and nurturing therapies. There are many chapters of the WAPF in the Bay Area as well as all over the country. Think about joining up and becoming part of this growing food movement, bringing back food to the way it was meant to be.

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Enjoy Your Lipids (Fats) - You Need Them

Did you know that your body needs fats to function properly?

Did you know that many of the modern diseases could be a result of a lack of good quality fats?

Did you know that it actually makes a difference which fats you consume and how you cook with them?

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Water is Life

Water is the most precious substance on earth; we cannot live without it. Besides providing us with visual delights such as spectacular waterfalls and breathtaking oceans, it contributes to our food, provides recreation, and nourishes us in countless ways. Water sustains us both outside of our bodies and inside. Sadly, this most essential carrier of life force is typically taken for granted. We often do not realize our body’s craving for it unless we feel thirst, yet it makes up nearly 2/3 of the body’s mass and 70% of the brain. Most of the volume of our cells and body fluids are water. The Oldham County Water District’s website has an extensive number of important fact about water, including the fact our kidneys recycle 400 gallons of water per day. Water is the most common nutritional deficiency in the US. Let’s face it- we’ve got to start taking our water seriously.

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How can an impaired digestive system lead to an autoimmune disease ?

The digestive process begins in the mouth. When a person sees, smells, and starts chewing food, digestive juices from the salivary glands begin to be released in the mouth and a signal is sent to the stomach to begin releasing its juices. This explains the importance of chewing your food well, releasing more digestive enzymes to assist the mechanical breaking down process.

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Bone Broth: A Traditional Superfood

Drinking bone broth for its therapeutic effects can be traced back to 60 AD where an army surgeon under Nero wrote about it in his book “De Materia Medica.”

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What should we be feeding our children?

We are the richest nation in the world and have all the resources necessary to provide our children everything they need to grow into healthy adults.

If this is so, why are so many American children sick?

What has gone wrong?

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Proper Food Preparation

Grains - Traditionally, all grains, nuts and seeds were soaked in salt water or whey to release the naturally occurring phytic acids. These chemicals are anti-nutirents and make these foods hard to diegest. This can even be taken a step further, to improve digestibility, and fermented. To Soak: just cover grains with pure filtered water, add some sea salt, cover and set aside for overnight or longer. When ready to cook, pour off water and rinse. Then proceed with normal cooking procedure.

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