Wise Traditions 2016

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.

Wise Traditions 2016Every year the conference is in a different location, and this year we are holding it in beautiful Montgomery, Alabama, an area experiencing a resurgence of organic and pasture-based farming. Since the Weston A. Price Foundation is not very well known in the South, we decided to focus on the basics for this conference. Our theme: Nutrition for All Seasons of Life.

Our main track, held on Saturday, will focus on nutrition for fertility, pregnancy and healthy children. Also on Saturday will be a track on weight loss and diabetes, featuring one of my favorite speakers, Richard Morris, author of A Life Unburdened, who lost 200 pounds and has kept it off, using a nutrient-dense diet.

On Sunday, we have tracks on nutrition for the elderly, men’s health, vaccination dangers and holistic dentistry.

One thing we pride ourselves on is providing talks on both basic and advanced subjects. Throughout the conference will be basic talks on food preparation, farming and gardening. But if you want the latest science, then you will want to take in seminars by Chris Masterjohn, PhD, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, and Tom Cowan, MD.

Friday is seminar day. This is the only time of the year that I give my full Nourishing Traditional Diets seminar, and also have time for questions and answers. Natasha Campbell-McBride will give her popular all-day seminar on the GAPS (Gut and Psychology) diet. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear and converse with the world’s foremost authority on reversing autism. Also on Saturday, Chris Masterjohn will share his in-depth knowledge of fat-soluble vitamins and the importance of nutrient-dense foods.


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We have several fine speakers on Friday evening, including our popular “Ask the Practitioner” panel. And we will be showing the movie VaXxed with questions and answers by the producer, Del Bigtree.

And there’s more in store on Monday with all-day cooking and movement classes, a session on homeopathy, a workshop by Laura Schoenfeld on treating “adrenal fatigue” (which involves so much more than the adrenal glands), and our ever-popular farm tour with Will Winter and Kathy Kramer.


Many people make this a family vacation. We have a wonderful children’s program—which is a lot more than just babysitting, but includes talks by some of our speakers, cooking lessons, and arts and crafts. The children love it!

We do everything we can to make this conference accessible and affordable. We have work scholarships, and can organize ride shares and room shares. If four people share a hotel room, then expenses are kept to a minimum.

So please consider participating in Wise Traditions 2016—I promise you a memorable weekend, one that will leave you greatly enriched in knowledge and friendship. For more information, visit conferences.westonaprice.org

Blog readers can register for the conference at the member rate (even if not WAPF members) and use the code WTBLOG to get a $60 discount for full registration.

Author: Sally Fallon Morell

Sally Fallon Morell is best known as the author of Nourishing Traditions®: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats. This well-researched, though-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels.

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