Wise Traditions 2017

The 18th annual Wise Traditions conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation is coming up next month, November 10-13 in Minneapolis Minnesota. If you are looking to learn a lot in the company of a community of like-minded individuals, this is the place to be.

Wise Traditions 2017As I often recount, in the early days, we held the Wise Traditions conference in a church basement, with just a few speakers and one meal—no longer! Now it is a 4-day event, with over 30 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.

Our main track, held on Saturday, will focus on hormone health, with talks by Karen Lyke (Introduction to Hormone Health), Kim Schuette (Recovery from Bioidential Hormones), Chris Masterjohn, PhD (A Balanced Hormonal Milieu), Lindsea Willon (Tone Your Hormones).  As always, our emphasis will be on using food, rather than drugs and supplements, to support balanced hormone production. In addition, on Friday, Ronda Nelson, PhD will present a seminar on Thyroid Health and Laura Schoenfeld, RD, MPH will talk about Dealing with Adrenal Fatigue.

Chris Masterjohn will also present an all-day seminar on Monday 13th, entitled Measuring and Managing Nutritional Status—not to be missed if you are a fan of Chris’s groundbreaking work in nutrition.

If you want more advanced information on diet and health, don’t miss the talks by Stephanie Seneff and Tom Cowan on Saturday. Stephanie will talk about the dangers of glyphosate while Tom will delve into the fascinating subject of deuterium-depleted water.

At our conferences, we pride ourselves in presenting material for beginners as well as for advanced students of nutrition.  There will be classes in food preparation, farming, gardening, bringing up children, and even how to stand and sit.  We have a whole Sunday track on weight loss and diabetes. I’m especially looking forward to hearing Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin speak on poultry-centered regenerative agriculture.


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Our speaker at the Awards Banquet is the knowledgeable and entertaining Zoë Harcombe, critic of the cholesterol theory of heart disease.  We’ll be serving a lot of butter at the banquet, which you can eat without any sense of guilt, thanks to the brave work of people like Zoë.

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. This year I’ll be giving this seminar on the Saturday.  It’s a great introduction for newcomers, and we are offering the seminar plus lunch for just $60, in order to make it affordable for all. If you live in or near Minneapolis, you can attend just for the day.


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.

And on Monday we feature 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 2017—I promise you a memorable weekend, one that will leave you greatly enriched in knowledge and friendship.  For more information, visit wisetraditions.org

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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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