The Wise Traditions podcast is for those who seek optimal health, based on ancient wisdom. We believe that vibrant health cannot be cultivated in a lab, engineered through modern technology or found through “improving” nature. On the contrary, “life in all its fullness is mother nature obeyed,” as Dr. Price put it. We thrive when we live as our ancestors did, and we can look to the past for clues on how to go about it.
This show, sponsored by the Weston A. Price Foundation, is an invitation to follow ancient health ways and to embrace alternative healing modalities to live our best lives. Our host, Hilda Labrada Gore, known as Holistic Hilda, interviews experts on a wide variety of topics—ranging from nutrient-dense foods to improving mental health to homesteading to detoxing to healing emotional trauma to the power of sunshine and mitigating EMFs. Every episode offers the listener a new (ancient) way to heal, grow, and live a happy life, brimming with vitality.
Butter Is Better
We know that butter tastes better than margarines and vegetable oil spreads, but is it actually better for you and beneficial to your health? Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and author of Nourishing Traditions explains that the answer is definitively "YES!" Today, she goes over the nutrients in butter today - like fat-soluble vitamins A, D and K, important trace minerals, arachidonic acid, cholesterol, and the Wulzen factor - and she explains the benefits that they offer us and our children.
She also reviews the problematic ingredients found in butter substitutes that can lead to thyroid issues, arthritis, infertility, skin rashes, and more. In sum, Sally makes a strong case, based on scientific evidence, that is butter is a better choice, in every respect.
Visit Sally's website: nourishingtraditions.com
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Should I Get A Root Canal?
Teeth are living organs. It’s important to proceed with caution before any procedure on them. Today, Dr. Dawn Ewing, the executive director of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine and the author of "Let the Tooth Be Known" goes over what's involved in a root canal.
She goes over the reason they are recommended, how the procedure is performed and what its drawbacks are. She explains why conventional dentistry misses the mark when it comes to understanding how the teeth relate to the entire body, through meridians. And she reviews the work Dr. Price himself did on root canals, why his contribution is so valuable to the field and how it is now being recognized in holistic and biological dentistry.
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Eating quality pasture-raised meat can help heal the planet and our bodies. This is what it did for Taylor Collins, the co-founder of Force of Nature Meats, and a former vegan. Taylor today debunks myths propagated about the deleterious effects of meat on our health and on the land. He explains that animals are an integral part of the process of regenerative agriculture by sequestering carbon, re-vitalizing soil, and increasing environmental biodiversity. He also explains how eating meat is a regenerative act for the human body, since it abounds in nutrients that build muscles and improve hormonal and cognitive function. Not all meat is equal, he hastens to remind us.. Its provenance affects its quality and its effect on the earth.
Go to forceofnature.com for more on their mission and for resources.
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Regenerative Agriculture: Digging Deep
What does the health of soil have to do with our health? How do we make choices that help heal the land if we're not farmers? And is "regenerative agriculture" just a trendy term or is there substance and merit to it? Robby Sansom is the co-founder and CEO of Force of Nature. Today he goes over key components of regenerative agriculture and the difference it makes for the health of the planet and those populating it.
Robby discusses the five principles of soil health and contrasts them with how the soil is treated in the conventional agricultural model. He shares startling statistics: how 80% of our food has lost its nutritional value and how the United Nations has said there are only 60 years of food production left. He covers the implications of these numbers, and he explains how these make the regenerative agriculture movement more critical than ever.
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Is it possible to be a “conscious omnivore” that cares about animals and the planet, while still including meat in the diet? Meredith Leigh, author of “The Ethical Meat Handbook," says, "Yes, it is." A former vegetarian (and vegan), Meredith is profoundly concerned with animal welfare, changing the food system, and healing the earth.
Today, she goes over how we can be responsible global citizens in all of our choices related to sourcing meat, cooking, and eating it. She talks about how to take small steps in the right direction for ethical meat-eating and how to become advocates for systemic change and improved access to real food. She also discusses how her ideas have shifted over time and how she is convinced we can buy differently, cook differently, and eat differently and therefore bring about change not just for our households, but for the world.
Visit Meredith's website: mereleighfood.com
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The GAPS Diet: A Powerful Healing Protocol
Our physical and mental health are inextricably tied to our gut health. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, author of "Gut and Psychology Syndrome" and "Gut and Physiology Syndrome" (GAPS) explains today the importance of healing and sealing the gut for vibrant health. She describes how the GAPS diet can do just that, resolving a compromised digestive system (commonly referred to as "leaky gut").
The porous gut wall unfortunately allows toxins to flow from the gut to the bloodstream and then throughout the body, leading to physical diseases or mental health concerns. Whether the symptoms are related to mental health (like schizophrenia, depression, and ADHD) or physical health (like allergies, brain fog, and autoimmune conditions), they can be resolved by addressing the root problem: poor gut health. The GAPS nutritional protocol is the powerful tool Natasha recommends. She discusses how it works and reminds us that epigenetics (lifestyle changes) play a part in turning things around. She also invites us to keep in mind that a diagnosis of any kind is not our destiny.
Visit Natasha Campbell-McBride's recommended websites: gaps.me, Doctor-Natasha.com, GAPStraining.com, gapssciencefoundation.org
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Following the Weston Price Foundation advise has healed me from my 21 year vegetarian/vegan diet
In 2011 I had some puzzling dental problems. I knew of, but had not got around to reading “Nutritional and Physical Degeneration” by Weston Price. So, I finally did. I applied the suggestions in the book. Within one week, my dental sensitivity disappeared. I don’t even bother going every 6 months to a dentist anymore, after the dentist repeatedly told me I don’t have any tartar on my teeth at all. I also have not been sick since 2011. I owe my health to applying what I learned from Weston Price Foundation. Thank you Sally for your work and courage!
True, timeless principles
Western Prices teachings and methods never go out of style.
I always anticipate a new episode
I love listening to this podcast. Especially the latest episode about the GAPS diet with guest Natasha was so informative. Each episode will give so much insight and is easy to understand.