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WESTON A PRICE FOUNDATION
Newsletter April 2012
You’ll notice that this chapter’s name has changed from South Africa to Johannesburg. This is at the request of the foundation HQ as they would like to create opportunities for more local chapters to emerge. If you would like to start a chapter in your area, contact the foundation at www.westonaprice.org
Restorative Medicine Seminar
Dr Gerrie Lindeque presented another successful restorative medicine seminar in Parys on Saturday, March 17. It was well attended and delegates were able to get a good overview of the Weston A Price nutritional model from him. And an “eye-opening” presentation by optometrist Annemarie Smit on nutrition and macular degeneration had delegates reaching for their codliver oil and brightly-coloured fruits and veggies! Read the rest of this entry »
More interest … more members … delegates to the restorative medicine seminar in Parys at the weekend listening to Dr Gerrie Lindeque’s (inset) presentation on the 5 pillars of the Weston A Price system.
Come and spend a few hours learning the techniques of baking delicious, nutritious breads.
The workshop concentrates on demonstrating easy methods of making bread at home:
1. No-Knead Artisan Bread using commercial yeast
2. No-knead Sourdough bread
3. Ciabatta-type bread
You will also learn how to start and maintain a wild yeast starter and discover the value of slow fermentation breads.
Cost is R370 per person.
Course will take place at 66 Athlone Avenue in Sandringham, Jhb 9.30 -1.30pm, and date will be either 29 Feb or 6 Mar.
For more info, contact Talia, 071 602 9780
If there’s one topic of conversation that can quickly turn heated, it’s cholesterol. I have had several encounters with cholesterol “fundamentalists” who simply won’t accept any opposing views to the “fact” that cholesterol causes heart disease. I guess that 9 and a half out 10 people fervently believe cholesterol is the culprit and think margarine is a health food.
One of the things I like a lot about the Weston A Price Foundation is its David vs Goliath attitude – the foundation is not afraid to take on the industry big guns (statins are the single biggest-selling category of drugs -worth $10 billion a year) and the bureaucrats in their pockets – who Sally Fallon calls the diet dictocrats.
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All Weston A Price chapters are required to develop a food guide which lists suppliers of raw milk, butter and cream, genuine free-range eggs, pasture-fed meats and organic vegetables. If you have any sources please send them to bcohen (at) mweb.co.za so we can build up the guide. In the meantime see below a link to some suppliers of raw milk.
Raw Milk Resources
At the food and wine festival in Hyde Park at the weekend, I stumbled upon Pepe Charlot, who hand-makes fabulous raw goat’s milk cheeses. Pepe is based in Craighall Park and you can contact him at www.pepecharlot.co.za
Also at the show was Cape Town’s Honest Raw Organic Chocolate company owned by Michael de Klerk. His chocolate spread is blissful. Find him at www.honestchocolate.co.za
Healthy 4 Life is a free e-book (2mb PDF file) that distills the essence of the Weston A Price nutritional philosophy and programme.
The 48-page book is packed with information and recipes, and is the perfect “starter kit”.
You can download the e-book here.
Foundation President Sally Fallon’s lectures covering the core elements of Dr Price’s research have been filmed on numerous occasions.
You can watch them on You Tube. Click here to view a list of videos.
The Foundation also has its own Channel on YouTube with a variety of videos focussing on food preparation according to ancient traditions. You can find it here