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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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Oct 19, 2020

Electricity doesn’t usually make the list of things we're worried about, especially when it comes to our health. For the last two centuries, we have pretty much accepted the notion that electricity is "safe" for us and the planet. But what if it is not? What if not only electricity but other electro-magnetic fields are disrupting our health and normal body functions?

Arthur Firstenberg is a scientist, journalist, and the author of "The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life."  Today, he walks us through history, showing how non-native electromagnetic fields have negatively affected the planet..and us. Anxiety, insomnia, heart palpitations and more may not really be as “normal” as we've thought. Instead, they may be responses to our overly electrified environment. Arthur reviews the science of just how microwave and radio frequencies disrupt brain, heart and mitochondrial function. And he offers concrete ideas for how to de-electrify your own world for a brighter and healthier future.

Visit Arthur's websites: cellphonetaskforce.org and 5Gspaceappeal.

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Oct 16, 2020

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. sounds the alarm bells about the level of censorship in our country. Today he discusses why our Bill of Rights is being trampled on—from the lack of freedom to a jury trial (when it comes to vaccine injury) to the purging of posts on social media platforms that runs contrary to the mainstream narrative when it comes to our current health crisis. He describes groups that are forming to preserve our health freedoms, his own recent experience with censorship, and why the free access to information and the right to form our own thoughts and opinions is critical to democracy.

Visit his website: childrenshealthdefense.org

See our website for more resources or the transcript: westonaprice.org

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Oct 12, 2020

Yes, being salty is a good thing, when we're talking about including unrefined, natural salt in the diet! All traditional people groups included some salt in the diet. We would do well to do the same. Low salt consumption has been linked to metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, poor digestion, parasites, and even depression. And salt is actually essential for proper brain and body functionality, helping with hormonal function and restorative sleep, for example.

Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, explains why salt is an essential (though often overlooked) part of the diet. She reviews the types of unrefined salt that are most recommended, why conventional medicine recommends lowering salt intake, and the many benefits salt has to offer.

See Sally's blog at nourishingtraditions.com

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Oct 9, 2020

It's important to ask questions during our current worldwide health crisis. Months into this worldwide "pandemic," restrictive measures are still in place, affecting our personal and professional lives.

  • Why are healthy people advised to stay home and "quarantine"?
  • Why are face coverings required when the virus is supposedly nm in diameter (small enough to slip through almost any fabric)?
  • Who benefits from a fearful and shuttered population?
  • What do we stand to lose if we continue to give up our civil liberties, presumably for the health of the population?

Sayer Ji, the founder of GreenMedInfo, the world’s largest open-access natural health database, and the author of “Regenerate,” poses these questions and more. In effect, he challenges the conventional narrative of the pandemic. And he explains what's at stake--economically, socially, psychologically and health-wise--as we respond to this crisis.

Visit his websites: greenmedinfo.com & thankyoubodyrally

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Oct 5, 2020

Digestive issues seem to be the norm these days—from food intolerances to gut dysbiosis to SIBO. All we really want to do is eat real food and absorb its nutrients. Enter Dr. Ashley Turner, a Board-Certified Doctor of Holistic Health and traditionally-trained naturopath. 

Today, Ashley offers some simple suggestions for restoring our gut health and overall wellbeing. She explains the gut/brain connection and how a leaky gut can lead to mood shifts, allergies, anxiety, migraines, and autoimmune conditions. She reviews steps we can take to reset the gut, including a change of diet, following the GAPS diet or AIP (autoimmune protocol). And she suggests a number of ways we can minimize wear and tear on the body that compromises gut health and our mental health, as well.

Visit Ashley's website for more info: restorativechiro.com

Check out our sponsor: Ancestral Supplements 

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Sep 28, 2020

Red meat seems to be a singular focus for much that is wrong with the modern world. We're told that it's possibly carcinogenic and that cows are "destroying the planet." Diana Rodgers, RD, and best-selling author Robb Wolf beg to differ. They are the authors of “Sacred Cow” and the driving force behind the movie by the same name.

In today’s conversation, they set the record straight on a number of levels. They cover how well-managed cattle can be a net carbon sink for the environment. They explain how cattle don't actually take up "too much land" because not all land is suitable for cropping. And they review when it was that beef and fat began to be viewed as "bad" for health, when in fact the truth is just the opposite. Our bodies thrive on animal products, and have done so for millennia.

All in all, they make a strong case for “better meat” from regenerative farms.

Visit their website for more: sacredcow.info

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Sep 21, 2020

Cell phones, laptops, tablets, smart refrigerators, thermostats, and driverless cars. The list of new technology and devices is ever-expanding. But with these technologies come some problems. Studies indicate that constant contact with non-native electromagnetic fields (EMFs) is leading to nausea, fatigue, anxiety, depression, headaches and more. EMFs also interfere with circadian rhythm and suppress immune system function, among other health-compromising effects.

What can we do to mitigate the damage? Daniel DeBaun, an engineer with over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications field and the founder of DefenderShield, offers ideas on today's episode. While our level of exposure is vastly greater than it was 15 years ago, he reminds us that we can take practical steps to protect ourselves including disabling transmitters on our smartphones, keeping them away from our bodies, as much as possible, and putting a timer on our wifi router so that it turns off when we go to sleep. 

Visit Daniel's website: DefenderShield.com

Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and North Star Bison

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Sep 14, 2020

Omega-3 or fish oil supplements are popular right now. Folks take these in an effort to achieve the right balance of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. It's true that for optimal health, we really need to optimize the ratio of these essential fatty acids. The right balance can protect our heart health, reduce inflammation in the body and improve neurological function. But how do we get there? Are supplements the best way to get these essential fatty acids? How can we get more omega-3 fatty acids in our diet? Is it possible to get too much omega-3? Is omega-6 all bad?

Sally Fallon Morell, the head of the Weston A. Price Foundation, dispels myths and misconceptions about essential fatty acids in this episode, as she explains principle 8 of the Wise Traditions diet: how traditional peoples ate just the right balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. (These fatty acids are called essential, by the way, because we must get them from our diet. Our bodies can’t make these on their own.)

She covers the importance of arachidonic acid, the role of DHA and EPA, and the ideal ratios of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Most importantly, she discusses which foods to include in the diet to strike the delicate balance that is critical for improved health and wellbeing.

See Sally's blog at nourishingtraditions.com

Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and North Star Bison

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Sep 7, 2020

Food bearing the USDA organic certification label may still originate from a factory farm. Chickens refrigerated for over one year can still be labeled as "fresh." Can we trust food labels? Should we trust them? 

Author and trailblazing farmer Joel Salatin from Polyface Farms  and Dr. Sina McCullough expound today on their new book, Beyond Labels.

They cut through the confusion with truth about the food industry and its calculations to make money and obfuscate cheap ingredients and food processing shortcuts. Joel and Sina offer practical tips for avoiding antibiotics in our food, reacquainting ourselves with cooking, and taking simple steps to rediscover the benefits of living beyond labels.

Visit their websites:

Joel Salatin: Polyfacefarms.com

Sina McCullough: Handsoffmyfood.com

Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and North Star Bison

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Aug 31, 2020

Industrial seed oils are killing us. They act like toxins in the body, accumulate in our body fat, increase feelings of hunger, hamper the body’s ability to utilize stored energy, and contribute to chronic disease. Dr. Cate Shanahan is a board-certified family physician and the author of “Deep Nutrition" and "The Fat Burn Fix." Today, she identifies what she calls the "hateful eight" oils: canola, corn, cottonseed, sunflower, safflower, soy, grapeseed and rice bran. 

She explains how PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids), in these industrial seed oils, cause inflammation and lead to a host of health problems. She offers insight on how to go about eliminating these oils from our diet and the benefits, such as increased energy and vitality, that we can expect as a result.

Visit Dr. Cate's website: drcate.com

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Aug 24, 2020

What can we learn from the French about how to cook, eat, and live? How is it that they eat such rich, creamy foods and yet remain so slim? Do they still include organ meats in the diet? What are their secrets for healthy cooking and living? Tania Teschke lived for three years in the Bordeaux region of France where she immersed herself in traditional French cuisine and culture. Her experience culminated in the well-researched book "The Bordeaux Kitchen."

Today, Tania shares lessons learned with us. She explains the "French paradox", their tips for cooking (like having the best equipment possible), how they spend time on the preparation and provenance of their meals, and, yes, how many still include organ meats in the diet. She also offers ideas for where to start when it comes to introducing liver into the family's diet and how to shape our own family's dietary and lifestyle habits.

Visit her Tania's website: BordeauxKitchen.com

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Aug 17, 2020

Most supplements are synthetic and just plain don’t work as well for our bodies as the nutrients found in real food. Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, explains why the fat-soluble vitamins, A, D, and K are especially important to find in real food. They are key to a healthy immune system and are critical for keen eyesight, optimal fertility, bone and skin health and more. She covers in detail why most supplements simply can’t achieve what real food can. Sally also reviews what’s behind our craving for sweets, problems with the Impossible Burger, and more.

Visit Sally's website: nourishingtraditions.com

Check out our sponsors: Ancestral Supplements and North Star Bison and Mountain Rose Herbs

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Aug 10, 2020

Plastics pervade our lives. From water bottles, toys, food containers, cars, to our cars and clothing, plastic seems to be in everything and just about everywhere! We know that plastic particles pollute the ocean, but they also impact our individual health, as well.

Today, Dr. Anthony Jay from the Mayo Clinic explains the hormone-disrupting effects of plastic on the human body. He talks about its sources--leaching into our food from packaging, for example--and how it can lead to apathy, depression, hormonal dysfunction, and more. He offers ideas for how to minimize our exposure to it and how to detoxify from its buildup in the body.

Visit Anthony's website: ajconsultingcompany.com

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Aug 8, 2020

The first forty days after childbirth are unlike any other. It’s a time of amazing intensity and massive adjustment. In many cultures around the world, there are wise traditions to help the young mother and baby navigate this period. And many of these traditions have been lost or forgotten.

Today, Heng Ou, author of "The First Forty Days" revisits these and their benefits. And she offers insights on how to best nourish the postpartum mom, in every sense of the word “nourish.” She discusses worldwide traditions for the first forty days that include foods to rebuild the mother’s life energy, creating a safe place for warmth and rest, the power of ritual and more.

Visit Heng's website: motherbees.com

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Aug 3, 2020

Fats keep us satiated. They bolster our immune system and help lower inflammation. They protect the brain and help regulate hormone production and mood. They contain fat-soluble activators that are catalysts for mineral absorption. Whether you’re a fan of fats or just reintroducing them to your diet, you may still have questions about them. How much fat was in most traditional diets? And how much should be in our own, today? What kind of fats are best?

Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, today explains what fats are best and how they work in the body. She places particular importance on animal fats and discusses how we can all benefit from upping our fat intake, as we review principle #7 of the 11 Wise Traditions principles.

Visit Sally's website: nourishingtraditions.com

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Jul 31, 2020

Babies need protein and healthy fats to grow their brains and bodies. Unfortunately, most baby food on the supermarket shelves is low in these macronutrients, and alarmingly high in sugar. 

How can we nourish our little ones well from the start? Joe and Serenity Carr, the couple behind Serenity Kids baby food, offer their tips on today's podcast.They cover how to handle picky eaters, the "flavor window" from 4 to 18-months that is critical to broaden a child's palate, the importance of modeling healthy eating, and what fats to avoid & which to include when nourishing children.

They also tell their own health journey and why they are so committed to helping every family make every bite count for their little ones.

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Check out Joe and Serenity's website for their blog & other resources: myserenitykids.com

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Jul 27, 2020

Healthy soil. It's not just what we need for potted plants. It's what we all need to survive. Nicole Masters, agro-ecologist and author of "For the Love of Soil," explains on today's podcast just why our health and the health of the soil are so inextricably intertwined.

She tells her personal story of how an herbicide jeopardized her health, though she did not know it at first. She goes over why monocrops are a problem (even organic monocrops), the correlation between chemical companies and pharmaceutical companies, and how personal testing meters are being developed to help us better assess the quality of our food and the health of the soil. In the end, she offers ideas to diversify and regenerate both the land, and our guts, for improved health.

Nicole's YouTube channel: Soils for Life & website: Integrity Soils

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Jul 24, 2020

Breastmilk from a well-nourished mother is the best option for early nourishment. But when this isn’t possible, a homemade baby formula is the next best alternative. On this podcast, Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, explains in detail how and why she and her colleague, Dr.Mary Enig, developed an alternative to commercial formula. She discusses its composition, its success rate with babies, why it is preferable to commercial formulas (with their rancid oils and denatured ingredients) and alternative recipes for those babies that show signs of allergies or sensitivities.

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Visit Sally's blog: nourishingtraditions.com

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Jul 20, 2020

We often think about eating food produced sustainably but give little thought to the "sustainability" of our own lifestyle. A full calendar does not equal contentment, by any stretch. If you're ready to get off of the treadmill, it's time to look at slow living.

Today, Mary & Emma Kingsley, of Lady Farmer, a sustainable apparel and lifestyle company, offer ideas for cultivating a a mindful, conscious pace in a fast-paced world. They talk about the importance of intention when it comes to food and clothing choices. They share their own personal pathway to a slower lifestyle. They remind us that slow living can be attained regardless of where you reside, and that a more intentional, happier life is within reach for all of us.

Visit the Lady Farmer website: ladyfarmer.com

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Jul 17, 2020

It can feel nearly impossible to feed a family well when both time and finances are limited. We all know it takes an investment of time to cook and a fair amount of money to get decent quality meals on the table. Enter Monica Ford. Monica is an ancestral cuisine educator and the founder of Real Food Devotee, the first traditional foods delivery service in Southern California.

Today, Monica brings her empowering food philosophy into our homes, offering practical suggestions for making the most of our resources to feed our families well. She covers a number of topics including which cuts of meat give the biggest bang for the buck, tips for low-maintenance nutrient-dense meals, and how to help family members transition to eating healthy, nourishing foods.

Visit Monica's website: realfooddevotee.com

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Register for the Wise Traditions conference at wisetraditions.org

Jul 13, 2020

We all know by now that sugar can lead to weight gain and cavities. But there is a lot about how sugar operates that we may not have realized before. The truth is that it ages us on the inside and out (causing wrinkles, for example). It shortens our lifespan. It leads to many modern diseases rooted in mitochondrial and metabolic dysfunction. 

Dr. Robert Lustig, endocrinologist, professor, and author, explains just how serious the situation is, on today's podcast. He uncovers the problem of hidden sugars in our food and how it weakens our immune system, making us vulnerable to sickness. He offers numerous suggestions for how to reduce our exposure to sugar and what to eat in its place.

Visit Robert's website: robertlustig.com

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Jul 10, 2020

Overwhelmed. This describes so many of us, as we juggle the demands on our lives. How can we keep our families on track emotionally, intellectually and physically? Katie Wells, known as the Wellness Mama, shares her family's healthy habits on today's podcast. Katie is a mother of 6, a podcaster, blogger, the CEO of Wellness Mama and Wellnesse (a line of natural personal care products). She understands very well where we're coming from & offers ideas for how to lead the family with intention, clarity, and purpose.

She shares her secrets to finding work/life balance in the home, managing her kids' screen time, and feeding her family real nutrient-dense meals. She gives ideas for where to start when it comes to instilling in our children a positive work ethic and body image. And she discusses how she models all of the above in her own life, as well.

Visit Katie's website: wellnessmama.com

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Jul 6, 2020

Grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes have anti-nutrients that make them difficult to digest and restrict our absorption of important minerals. Looking to the traditions of the past, we discover the secret for making the most of them in our diet today. In this episode, Sally Fallon Morell, the President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, explains principle #6 of the Wise Traditions diet: the importance of fermenting, soaking, and sprouting grains, seeds, and nuts for optimal nutrition and ease of digestion.

Sally goes into detail about the benefits of traditional preparation methods, and of the risks that result when we do not take care to prepare these foods in this way. Best of all, she gives clear tips for what steps beginners can take to neutralize anti-nutrients. She also gives us an overview of what the proper preparation of nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes looks like, all around the world.

Visit Sally's website for her blog at nourishingtraditions.com.

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Jul 3, 2020

Processed, fast, and pseudo foods dominate the market. How can we nourish our children differently, even ancestrally? 

Danny and Maura Vega of “The Fat Fueled Family” podcast and website, dish out the realities of feeding their family with a ketogenic, ancestral-style diet. They go into what prompted them to start eating and living this way, how it affects their children and their lives as a whole.

They talk about the changes they've seen in their children's health as they made the transition, how they equip their kids to handle peer pressure when it comes to their diet, and what their family's must-have foods are.

This kicks off a summer 6-week series of bonus episodes, with a special emphasis on parenting.

Visit Danny and Maura's website: fatfueled.family

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Jun 29, 2020

Anxiety is running high right now. We feel helpless, and perhaps even powerless, in the face of this "virus." Dr. Zach Bush, physician, international educator, and thought leader on the microbiome, suggests two ideas to empower us in our desire to protect our health: 1) there are positive steps we can take to improve our own health and the health of the planet and 2) we should not blame the "virus" for the deterioration of both.

Zach explains in detail how toxins in our environment have led us to where we are today: as sick as our surroundings. He suggests that pollutants in the air and on the land are compromising our health and jeopardizing our future. The virus is just an "innocent bystander," in his estimation, being blamed for a larger problem. His prescription for each of us? Get outside. Reconnect with nature. And with one another.

Visit Zach's website for more resources: zachbushmd.com

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