Wise Traditions 2015 – Healthy Planet
Wise Traditions 2015
I just got back late last night from a great long weekend in Anaheim, CA at this year’s Wise Tradition’s Conference. It was my first Weston A Price Foundation (WAPF) conference and I learned a lot, met some great people, and ate amazing food. The food at this conference is some of the best food to be had ~ not your typical conference fare. For lunch and dinner each day we dined on pastured meat (lamb, pork, chicken and beef), cultured and farm fresh vegetables, raw dairy and cheeses, with kombucha in an array of flavors to drink. All the food, donated by WAPF sponsors (farmers and small food businesses), was impeccably prepared down to the condiments and good cooking fats (celtic sea salt, raw butter, pastured lard, olive oil). This is farm-to-table at its finest as this year’s conference meals were rumored to be the best year yet!
In future posts I will summarize some of the great lectures I attended complete with links to learn more from the conference speakers.
For now I want to point to a TED talk by Allan Savory of the Savory Institute. Mr Savory spoke at the conference in one of the lecture tracks but he was also the keynote speaker at the banquet Saturday night. His message is simple, we need to save the grasslands of the planet (the planet’s lungs if you will) in order to halt global warming and feed the hungry. His solution to a healthy planet is eye opening and could even turn vegetarians into meat lovers! So spend a few minutes and watch this video…
The conference’s main focus is health and nutrition that support the findings of nutrition pioneer Weston A Price, DDS. However, if we don’t keep have a healthy planet it won’t really matter if we are eating a nutrient dense diet to keep ourselves healthy or not.
“Ultimately, the only wealth that can sustain any community, economy or nation is derived from the photosynthetic process—green plants growing on regenerating soil.” ~ Allan Savory