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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 18, 2021

Are you willing to consider a completely different point of view of today's "pandemic"? Many people today are convinced that the coronavirus is contagious, masks are a must and that vaccines are critical to eradicate it once and for all. Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and Dr. Tom Cowan today explain, in no uncertain terms, how the so-called coronavirus is not actually a virus, at all, and that because this is the case, our response to the current health crisis has been completely off-base.

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Oct 11, 2021

Jewelweed, which often grows near poison ivy, is able to extract the oils from poison ivy and help you heal. Elderberry supports the immune system. Goldenrod can reduce allergies and is good for the circulatory system.

Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen is a forager, chemist, and expert on wild edible and medicinal plants, and the founder of Medicine Man Plant Co. Today, he introduces us to the healing benefits of plants that we may have overlooked—like the Prickly Pear, the milk thistle, mushrooms, and more. He shares his knowledge along with a profound respect for nature and ancient cultures who literally listened to the plants and learned what they could do.

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Oct 4, 2021

Ancestral wisdom and traditions are not just "a thing of the past" but can be found in the present! And there is much to learn from them still.

Today, Hilda Labrada Gore, Wise Traditions podcast host and ancestral health advocate, shares stories of the ancestral health ways she encountered in Ecuador last summer. She notes the respect and gratitude toward Mother Earth (Pacha Mama) that she witnessed among the indigenous people, on display in particular during the spectacular Inti Raymi festival, celebrated during summer solstice. She describes how Mama Rosita Colta, a Kichwa partera (midwife) and curandera (healer) emphasized the importance of honoring life as something sacred, and how she was empowering women in her community to maintain their traditional birthing methods. Hilda also discusses the variety of traditional dishes that remain a part of Ecuador's culinary culture, including fried cuy (guinea pig). And, finally, she comments on how a small village in Ecuador handled COVID.

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Sep 27, 2021

For decades we've been told to put on sunscreen, wear sunglasses, and avoid the mid-day sun. But what if this advice is actually the OPPOSITE of what we should do? Matt Maruca, of Ra Optics, says we need to discard this paradigm and embrace the sun! He explains that sunlight is critical for optimal cellular function. He calls sunlight “the greatest multivitamin ever,” since each wavelength of the sun’s rays benefits the body.

On this podcast, Matt tells his story of how he got into exploring the benefits of the sun in the first place (hint: he suffered from headaches, allergies, gut issues, and more), and he dives into exactly how sunlight helps our bodies work optimally. He also describes his "Light Diet" and offers simple steps we can take to avoid junk light and soak up the sun.

Visit Matt's website for more on the "Light Diet" and other resources: raoptics.com

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Sep 20, 2021

Is sugar the main culprit for dental decay and other issues? Dentist Marc DiNola suggests that a host of dental problems could be caused by nutritional deficiencies. He offers advice for what foods to eat to rectify the situation -- including Gouda cheese, organ meats, and fat from pastured animals. He explains how foods rich in vitamin K can keep teeth strong with the proper fluid flow.

 

Marc also explains the concept of meridians -- connections between our teeth and particular organs and blood supply--and he offers this as one reason he is not a proponent of root canals, since the dead teeth affect the energy flow to other parts of the body.

 

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Sep 13, 2021

95% of the day, our choices come from subconscious programming. This programming was put in place in the first seven years of life. And it affects everything in our lives, including our health. 

 

Dr. Bruce Lipton, stem cell biologist and author of "The Biology of Belief" and "The Honeymoon Effect", explains how we've been programmed and how we can change that programming—especially if it's detrimental to our sense of self-esteem and self-worth. Without self-love, he reminds us, we look for someone else to “complete” us and this can lead to codependent relationships. On the flip side, when we are happy with ourselves, we attract happy, fulfilled people, which leads to a balanced healthy life. Bruce offers tips that help us focus on internal work for emotional and physical health.

 

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Sep 6, 2021

What solid foods are best to introduce to baby? What are the problems with baby-led weaning? Could diet play a part in sensitivity to non-native electromagnetic frequencies? And what are the risks associated with routine colonoscopies?

 

Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, covers the gamut in today's conversation, as we review highlights from the spring Wise Traditions journal. We discuss issues related to bringing up baby (like their need for cholesterol and the timing of introducing nutrient-dense foods), along with ideas for all ages – like steps to take to mitigate the effects of EMFs and the importance of the local farm for feeding the world.

 

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Aug 30, 2021

What if nature has a solution to the non-native radiation that is damaging our health? Justin Frandson, the owner of EMF Rocks, leads us in a discussion about the possibility that the ground itself can help us reverse the trend. He covers how radiation stresses our bodies, leading to headaches and insomnia. He discusses how rocks can replace the unnatural resonance with one that is healing and shares stories of what we can do to shore up our internal life force.

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Aug 23, 2021

What if outer space is not a void, but instead has substance, an "aether" that has healing properties that may be of tremendous benefit to us? Dr. James DeMeo makes a compelling case for this perspective based on his decades of research and the work of Nikolai Tesla. He explains how the energy heals, what we are doing that is compromising its protective properties and what we can do to tap into it to reap its benefits.

 

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Aug 16, 2021

Have you ever looked at the sky and been surprised to see clouds that don’t look like normal clouds? There are often streaks of white traversing overhead. Where do they come from and what are they doing to us? Dane Wigington is the lead researcher and administrator for the website www.geoengineeringwatch.org, and the executive producer of the documentary, “The Dimming.” He has a background in solar energy and was a former employee of Bechtel Power Corporation.

He has amassed facts that point to covert global climate engineering operations. This is the crux of geoengineering: an effort to manipulate the climate and manage solar radiation. But it appears to be detrimental to the health of soil and people.

Dane explains how he got into this field and what he has uncovered since that time. He differentiates between so-called chemtrails and contrails and emphasizes that atmospheric particles left in the lingering, spreading jet aircraft trails, are NOT simply condensation as we’ve been led to believe. Finally, he offers advice for what to do to diminish the fallout from the chemicals that may be falling from the sky.

Check out his website and watch the documentary "The Dimming" at geoengineeringwatch.org.

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Aug 9, 2021

Is there a push to alter human DNA to create a kind of "humanity 2.0"? Dr. Carrie Madej is convinced there is. She is an Osteopathic Internal Medicine Doctor who has directed two large medical clinics in the state of Georgia in the U.S. Her in-depth research of vaccination has led her to some startling discoveries.

Today, Carrie sheds light on some disturbing biotechnological advances, and the potential nefarious motives behind them. The attempt to combine artificial intelligence with human beings is ostensibly intended to improve the human race and social behavior, but it is likely to compromise our ability to be fully human and completely ourselves. In light of this, Carrie offers practical advice for maintaining control of our health, and resisting efforts to invade our privacy and modify our humanity.  

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Aug 2, 2021

It’s 5 p.m. The kids are hungry, again, and you are scrounging around the fridge and cabinets, trying to figure out what to feed them for dinner. One of them would eat only bread and potatoes, if you let him. The other turns her nose up at anything green. How can you possibly feed them meals that they might actually enjoy eating, that also truly nourish at the same time?

 

Corey Dunn is a homeschooling mama of four who is helping a growing community feed their real kids, real food. She offers numerous ideas for nutrient-dense meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She talks about how she manages the pickiest eater in her family and how she reduces stress at the dinner table. She gets specific about brands she likes and strategies she uses to feed her family well on a budget.

Last but not least, she reminds us that many foods can be "upgraded" to become more nourishing, and even more delicious.

 

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Jul 26, 2021

What can we do to ensure we're getting the most essential vitamins and minerals in our diet each day? Chris Masterjohn has a PhD in nutritional sciences and, today, he helps us get clarity on how to go about it.

 

Right off the bat, he recommends turning to food first. He highlights the benefits of liver (especially for women) and the importance of DHA and arachidonic acid for gut health, to resolve skin issues and improve neurological function, in addition to avoiding off omega-3 and omega-6 deficiencies.

 

He also offers his own personal recipe for a perfect whole-food "multi-vitamin." In short, he equips us with a better idea of what our bodies need and how to provide for them.

 

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Jul 19, 2021

Herbs are the undervalued helpers in our diets. Sure, they spice up our foods and beverages, but they also play a role in supporting digestion, mood, and healthy immune system function. Jenny McGruther helps us explore their role in the diet and in our health. Jenny is a nutritional therapist, herbalist and the author of three natural foods cookbooks: The Nourished Kitchen, Broth and Stock, and Vibrant Botanicals, her latest cookbook which features culinary and medicinal herbs.

 

Jenny tells the story of how her own struggle with anxiety led her down the path to explore the world of culinary and therapeutic herbs. She explains how herbs have different vital properties (some stimulate, some relax us, for example) and how understanding these properties can help us choose the herbs that might be the most beneficial for our bodies. She gets specific about herbs that help the body handle stress, like astragalus, and offers advice about which herbs to start including in the diet.

 

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Jul 12, 2021

What are the consequences of this worldwide vaccination mobilization? Dr. Larry Palevsky, a NYS-licensed pediatrician and a past president of the American Holistic Medical Association, offers words of warning on today's podcast. First, he says that the COVID-19 injections are not necessarily vaccines, as we understand them, but rather an mRNA technology (on which there is no safety data).

 

He also expresses concern about the lipid nanoparticles they contain--that have been shown to cause damage to reproductive systems, the brain, liver, kidney, and heart. He discusses the censorship of treatments that have shown promise and why he believes such treatments have been pushed aside.

 

Finally, he sheds light on the big picture--where we're headed and why we need to turn around, before we hit the point of no return.

Jul 5, 2021

For the last few decades, the government has been telling us what to eat and what not to eat. Somehow their advice to eat low-fat, limit cholesterol, avoid red meat, and the like hasn’t done us any favors. We are less healthy as a populace than ever before. These principles have unfortunately led us in the wrong direction. Sally Fallon Morell is the president of the Weston A. Price Foundation and the author of “Nourishing Traditions,” “Nourishing Broth,” “Nourishing Diets” and more. Sally understands what it takes to nourish people well. The secret lies in returning to ancestral traditions.

 

Today, Sally contrasts the government's guidelines with timeless traditions. Sally debunks the erroneous advice with ancestral wisdom and science to back it up. She reminds us how to maximize nutrients like our ancestors did to return to and maintain excellent health.

 

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Jun 28, 2021

Plant-based, Paleo, Vegan, Keto, Raw — there are so many health trends and fad diets out there! What advice do you take? What diet actually nourishes us the best? And which has stood the test of time? Sally Fallon Morell, the President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, offers clarity as she focuses on the timeless key principles of healthy traditional diets. Indigenous peoples all over the world have dietary and lifestyle customs that served them well for thousands of years. As Weston A. Price noted in the 1930s and 1940s, these traditions enabled them to maintain vibrant health, something we are desperately seeking today.

 

Sally kicks things off with a look at the common characteristics of the diets of isolated people groups worldwide—that included nutrient-dense foods, ferments, no refined or denatured foods of any kind. She helps us figure out how we can include more of these foods in our diets today. She goes over which fats are healthiest and discusses the dangerous trend of meat-less meats and avoiding animal products altogether.

 

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Jun 21, 2021

There are still people on the earth in perfect health--who don't know what a headache is, who don’t experience insomnia, period pain, depression, or anxiety. Dr. Mary Ruddick is traveling the globe to find them and learn from their traditional health ways, to see how we might apply the protective mechanisms to our own health.

Today, she tells stories related to her travels throughout Africa, the Blue Zones, and remote regions of the world. She discusses her observations, both from traditions kept and others, lost. She also tells her own health journey and how the work of WAPF and the GAPS diet helped her recover after years of being bedridden. Finally she tells us about a project she is putting into place to help children stick close to their ancestral diets.

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Jun 14, 2021

Glyphosate residues are in our food, air, and water. How can we combat this carcinogenic toxin? And could it be contributing to our current global health crisis? Dr. Stephanie Seneff, an MIT scientist, has been studying the effects of glyphosate for decades. Today, she highlights glyphosate’s role in respiratory illnesses (including COVID), how its presence in bio-fuels is contaminating our air, and what a glyphosate map overlaid with COVID cases reveals.

Stephanie also talks about what we can do to lessen glyphosate's effects on us – from Epsom salt baths to nutrient-dense foods, to sunlight and grounding. She also offers an idea for an overall solution for preventing glyphosate contamination.

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Jun 7, 2021

Can we benefit from drinking seawater? Water expert Robert Slovak says "Yes!" Robert is a mechanical, aeronautical, and astronautical engineer best known for his decades of research, exploring a variety of waters: hydrogen-rich water, deuterium depleted water (DDW), and seawater.

Today, Robert focuses on seawater, a world-famous medicine, hidden in plain sight. For most of the twentieth century, seawater was considered a medicine. It was even imported and used to treat tuberculosis in children’s hospitals in the USA.

Robert makes a case for including seawater in our diets today, because of its mineral-rich composition, noting that it is the only aqueous solution that contains the entire periodic table! Robert explains how to get the therapeutic benefits: he covers the amount we should drink, and where it should be sourced.

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May 31, 2021

When doctors are stymied by a patient's case, they often label the patient "difficult." What can you do when that label has been put on you? Dr. Cynthia Li, author of “Brave New Medicine,” understands where you're coming from. Because it happened to her, too. A functional medicine physician, she once was labeled "difficult" while dealing with a debilitating auto-immune condition.

Today, she describes her own personal journey to health, and how she had to shift her paradigm from one of relying on external authorities and rationality, to moving toward embracing intuition, instinct, and ancestral wisdom. She discusses the importance of “not trying harder but trying differently.” And how, for her, true healing came as she pursued connecting with herself on a profound level.

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May 24, 2021

Is there any "up" side to all that's happened this past year? What lessons have we learned along the way? Joel Salatin, the man behind Polyface Farms in Swoope, VA, is an author, speaker, and a leader in the regenerative farming movement. Today he dares to suggest that we examine what has happened and our role in it.

What are we doing to nurture good health? What has been the impact of the restrictions, locally and globally? And what can we expect next? Joel asks important questions and offers common-sense advice on where to go from here.

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May 17, 2021

We are movement-deficient in this era of conveniences as close as the click of a mouse or a word to Alexa. Author and speaker Katy Bowman of “Move your DNA” and “Grow Wild”  offers insights on how we got this way and what we can do to reverse the trend. She suggests that we make small environmental changes (like limiting screen time, switching positions when we are on our computers, and more) that can help each of us integrate more movement into our lives. She also makes a strong case for diversity of movement, and she explains how that nourishes our body in ways we might not have expected.

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May 10, 2021

If cooking isn’t your strong suit, where should you start? Gretchen Hackmann Adler invites us to gain confidence in the kitchen, as she shares her own cooking journey. She is the founder of the health and lifestyle group: Gretchy. 

Today, she shares her successes and flops and reminds us that cooking is a journey. She talks about what matters most when just getting going, how to cultivate your children’s craving for real food, the importance of a growing awareness of how processed foods make you feel, the role of cookware in the kitchen, and more. Her practical, down-to-earth advice ("the more you do it, the easier it'll get") is designed to empower and encourage each of us along the way.

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May 3, 2021

Salt has had a bad rap for a while now. But avoiding it can lead to nausea, headaches, depression, and more. In actuality, salt is essential for good health. Darryl Bosshardt, of Redmond's Real Salt, is a salt expert who has studied salt and minerals his whole life. Today, he explains what natural, well-sourced salt in the diet can do for us. He explains how salt, one of the world’s most prized foods, got its bad reputation in the first place. And he offers simple steps to ditch the fake stuff (industrialized table salt) and find the real deal that will nourish our bodies well on multiple levels.

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