Our ancestors survived without supermarkets, by growing and preparing their own food. Some of their traditional ways of cooking, that involve fermenting foods like sauerkraut or sourdough bread, are sliding into oblivion. Our guest, Sally Fallon, has been bucking the nutrition establishment to suggest that the old ways of eating have very real and important benefits. She advocates including saturated fats like butter or coconut oil in the diet for good health and she opposes the widespread use of most commercial vegetable oils. Guest: Sally Fallon Morell, founder of the Weston A Price Foundation for Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, a nonprofit nutrition education foundation based in Washington, DC. Her book is Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats. Her Web site is www.WestonAPrice.org. She also founded A Campaign for Real Milk, dedicated to creating consumer awareness of the health benefits of clean, whole unpasteurized milk from grass-fed cows. (See www.realmilk.com.)
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  1. NancyJ.

    As a CHEK certified exercise and lifestyle coach, I am privileged to witness, WITHOUT FAIL, my clients return to vital health and LOSE WEIGHT when they return to a traditional diet for their metabolic type rich in NUTRITION. That would include fats.
    While movement is important, without nutritionally dense food fueling our engines, we are doomed to fighting the survival mode to store fat when we work out too hard on not enough of the right calories. Men and women spending hours on the treadmill and dieting are perfect examples of that. And, as Paul Chek so succinctly states, when he attends conferences for registered dietitians and nutritionists, they are some of the sickest, fattest “wellness” professionals he sees.
    As a recovered alcoholic and drug addict, I swear by eating nutritionally dense food, ESPECIALLY fats and animal proteins from HEALTHY animals! It’s what all our neurotransmitters and hormones are made of! I’m lean, fit, happy, stable and incredibly healthy. I couldn’t say that when I followed mainstream media protocols. In fact, if I DID follow them, I’d be on SEVEN DIFFERENT MEDICATIONS!
    Sick, fat people are good for business. They are good business for Big Food and Pharma and the universities continuing to improperly educate our young people. If what they insist is good science, why do we just get sicker and fatter?
    All the proof I need is in the missives available on the WAPF, which Sally Fallon runs with a passion. I have personally “met” her via e-mails. She always takes the time to answer my myriad questions and I can’t wait to meet her in person one day. She is hugely inspiring to me. Not only that, thousands of years of vital “uncivilized” societies smartly prove all our sophisticated research dead, flat wrong.
    Carry on Sally Fallon!!

  2. ECS

    First, I’d like to know where the data is to support the previous posts contentions. That she “believes” it is unhealthy just because she is a dietitian means little to me. I have heard this argument before and believed it to be true. I had my whole family on a low fat diet and even ate organic foods. Our health was on the decline for years but we did not recognize it as diet related.
    Eventually, I found out I had low bone density and a thyroid condition. I was exhausted all the time and was getting sick whenever I was around anyone who was sick. I also had ulcerative colitis. Even though it scared me to start eating fat, since I was so thoroughly brainwashed to believe it was bad for me, I was desperate to try something because I felt so bad.
    Within days I felt dramatically better. I haven’t been sick in a year and a half. My thyroid is fine and I’m regaining bone density amazingly quickly. I have not gained any weight and I feel better than I have in years. My husband was having severe digestive problems that are almost completely gone now. And a friend of ours experienced a significant drop in his cholesterol AFTER he started eating eggs EVERYDAY for breakfast!

  3. Judy Cooper, MS, RD, LD/N, MBA

    As a Registered Dietitian I believe that traditional diets were okay when our ancestors were constantly active, such as working hard in the fields every day. Now, when people are so sedentary, diets high in fats and saturated fats are extremely damaging to our health.

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