Throughout history, philosophers believed that comets were “harbingers of doom, disease, and death, infecting men with a blood lust to war, contaminating crops, and dispersing disease and plague.”
This is the sixty-four-thousand-dollar question. The premise that coronavirus is highly contagious and can cause disease provides the justification for putting entire nations on lockdown, destroying the global economy and throwing hundreds of thousands out of work. But is it contagious? Does it even cause disease?
One popular argument for avoiding meat is the premise that cows emit methane in their burps and farts and for this reason are contributing to global warming.
An article in the March 10 Wall Street Journal caught my eye: “Eating a Whole Pint Of Ice Cream Is OK Now.”
Do you drink raw milk or purchase food directly from a farmer? Have you switched to butter or started cooking in lard? Are you reading labels more carefully these days? Or drinking kombucha instead of soft drinks?
Shortly after my book Nourishing Traditions came out, I participated in an interview with Roger Windsor, editor of Spectrum Magazine. The journal had a vegetarian, macrobiotic bent, but Roger was kind enough (and intrigued enough) to introduce Nourishing Traditions to the public through the pages of his journal.
(By the way, Roger began eating meat, including liver, after the interview; he saw his health improve, sold his magazine, and for many years kindly donated his services as copyeditor for Wise Traditions, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation.)
The highlight of the year for myself and for the Weston A. Price Foundation is the annual Wise Traditions conference, now in its 17th year.
In the early days, we held the conference in a church basement, with just a few speakers and one meal—no longer! Now it is a 4-day event, with almost 40 speakers, several tracks, up to 100 exhibitors and 5 nutrient-dense meals, including the awards banquet on Saturday evening—I like to call it our big annual party, with great food, great company and the sharing of great information.