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Wise Traditions

Looking to improve your health? The Wise Traditions podcast embraces traditions from the past for optimal health today! The key is to nourish our bodies with nutrient-dense food, not processed, food-like products. Health coach Hilda Labrada Gore, known as Holistic Hilda, is the host and producer of the show. She conducts down-to-earth interviews with leading health and wellness experts (scientists, doctors, farmers, physical therapists, and more) to uncover practical tips that you can incorporate into your life today. This podcast is brought to you by the Weston A. Price Foundation, committed to wise traditions in food, farming, and the healing arts.
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Feb 17, 2020

This is such an odd thing—that is, the fact that there is a need to point out the benefits of real food. But our world has changed so much since the days in which our ancestors lived! Supermarket shelves are stocked with items that resemble food but are pseudo foods with little to no nutrient value. As a matter of fact, these foods often are labeled as “heart healthy” or “low fat” and “natural” in an effort to persuade us otherwise. How can we distinguish what is good for us (i.e. actual food) and what products are dangerous facsimiles? 

Today, Sally Fallon Morell, the head of the Weston A. Price Foundation, reviews principle #1 of the Wise Traditions lifestyle. It is the recommendation that we avoid refined and denatured foods. Sally defines the terms “refined” and “denatured” and helps us understand why foods that have been so changed endanger our health. She describes the effects of ingredients found in highly processed foods like MSG, high fructose corn syrup, and aspartame and she explains how they derail our health. She tells us about the rancid seed oils that are marketed to us and which oils are actually most natural and beneficial for our bodies. Overall, this conversation is a fantastic primer on why and how to switch to a more real food diet.

Check out Sally's blog: nourishingtraditions.com 

Get our 7 Easy Lessons for applying Wise Traditions here.

See our brochure "Timeless Principles of Healthy Traditional Diets." 

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Feb 10, 2020

How effective is the Gerson therapy in combatting cancer? What about the ketogenic diet? And mistletoe therapy? In part 2 of the series on cancer, holistic physician and author Dr. Tom Cowan explains what leads to cancer in the body and why we need to explore new and alternative approaches to heal from it. He discusses the above protocols, covering the pros and cons. He discusses deuterium-depleted water and its promise for cancer patients. And he offers long-term strategies for those who want to avoid cancer altogether and cultivate vibrant health.

Visit Tom's website: fourfoldhealing.com.

Get our 7 Easy Lessons for applying Wise Traditions here.

Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements

Feb 3, 2020

In the 1970s, President Nixon declared a war on cancer. Fifty years and trillions of dollars later, we are no closer to winning it. We haven't completely understood what causes it, and consequently, our approach to treating it has been overwhelmingly ineffective.

Dr. Tom Cowan is a holistic physician and the author of "Cancer and the New Biology of Water." On today's podcast, part one of a two-part series, Tom offers his theory on what causes cancer in the first place. He unpacks how cancer develops--diving into the science of cell structure, spatial orientation, balance of sodium and potassium ions, and more. He contrasts healthy cell function with cancerous cells. Overall, he makes a strong case for a new understanding of cancer and how to fight it. And he shares practical ideas for how to nurture cellular and overall health.

Visit Tom's website: fourfoldhealing.com.

Get our 7 Easy Lessons for applying Wise Traditions here.

Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements

Jan 27, 2020

Keto. Paleo. Carnivore. Vegetarian. Whole 30. Pescatarian. And on and on. There seems to be an infinite number of diets on this planet. Some are particular to a certain people group or spot on the globe. Others are diets taken on for improved health, weight loss, or managing an illness. Many of the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Wise Traditions principles can be followed, whatever the dietary specifics.

The Wise Traditions principles are not a diet, per se, but a framework for making the best choices for the body, based on what has worked for humankind for millennia.

Sally Fallon Morell, the head of the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) gives an overview of the 11 Wise Traditions principles for a healthy lifestyle, based on the work of Dr. Weston A. Price and further study by WAPF. In today's conversation, Sally sheds light on her own dietary journey, the one thing she overlooked when it comes to eating a more traditional diet, and what influenced her along the way. She also explains the important role of salt in the diet, why we should avoid industrial seed oils (like canola) and what happens to the body when we don’t eat enough fat. She also covers the key concept of “nutrient density”—foods that offer the most “bang for your buck”—and how to prepare food to make nutrients more bioavailable and easier to digest.

Read Sally's blog: nourishingtraditions.com

Get our 7 Easy Lessons for applying Wise Traditions here.

Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements

 

 

Jan 20, 2020

We tell ourselves we're only going to get on our phones for a second and 30 minutes later we're still on them. We give our children an iPad to entertain them and when we take it away, a huge meltdown follows. What's happening? Why are we, and virtually everyone we know, so addicted to our devices?

Katie Singer, the author of "An Electronic Silent Spring," explains what's going on. She talks about the radiation and the infrastructure that supports our electronic habits. But she also does a deep dive into why we've become so dependent on our laptops, computers, and phones. And she gives us practical tools (such as setting an egg timer and turning off wifi) to help us extricate ourselves from our attachment to them.

Visit Katie's website: electronicsilentspring.com

Order our 2020 shopping guide HERE.

Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and Holistic Hilda's Ancestral Tour of Ecuador

 

Jan 13, 2020

Why is intermittent fasting trending right now? Should we embrace it? Is it in keeping with ancestral eating patterns? What are its benefits? And how do we get started with it?

Marisa Moon, Intermittent Fasting (IF) instructor and Certified Primal health coach, addresses all of the above. She is convinced that IF is very much aligned with how our ancestors ate and she explains why it’s a good idea to incorporate the practice into our lives. In our conversation, she covers how fasting stimulates autophagy (a cellular clean-up process), restores metabolic balance, triggers longevity pathways, and stimulates brain cell growth and connectivity. She gives practical ideas for how to get started with IF and explains why there isn’t a one-size-fits-all fasting model.

Visit Marisa's website: marisamoon.com

Order our 2020 shopping guide HERE.

Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and Holistic Hilda's Ancestral Tour of Ecuador

 

Jan 6, 2020

How can we live a “life less stressed”? With all that’s going on in our world--global crises to family fights, agricultural turmoil to 5G in our backyards--is it really possible to mitigate stress in our daily lives? Dr. Ron Ehrlich believes it IS possible, and today, he offers practical advice how to go about it.

Dr. Ron is an author, health advocate, and like Dr. Weston A. Price, a dentist with a holistic approach. Today, from his book, "A Life Less Stressed, he covers the five pillars of his model that help us build physical, mental and emotional resilience: sleep, breath, nourishment, movement and thought.

He discusses why we shouldn't shortchange ourselves on sleep, the importance of nasal breathing (while awake and sleeping), how to make absolutely certain we are eating a nutrient-dense diet, and more. This conversation reminds us to take control of our health, to build resilience and be the best we can be.

Visit Dr. Ron's website: drronehrlich.com

Order our 2020 shopping guide HERE.

Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and Holistic Hilda's Ancestral Tour of Ecuador

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