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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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Nov 30, 2020

"Good Vibrations" was the title of a song by a group called the Beach Boys from the 1970s. It was a catchy upbeat tune that instantly lifted your mood. But cultivating good vibrations when life can get overwhelming and depressing necessitates more than just a song. It requires internal & spiritual work to foster a healthy outlook and mindset. Biohacker Luke Storey, the host of the Life Stylist Podcast, is a motivational speaker, and a kundalini yoga and meditation teacher. Today, he offers insights for developing good vibrations based on primal health and ancient spiritual practices that he’s applied in his own life.

Luke shares tools for dealing with negative emotions and crazy thoughts. He talks about what helps him deal with whatever life throws his way and how he cultivates true compassion and radical forgiveness. He also talks about how to handle vibrations/frequencies (such as non-native electromagnetic fields) that jeopardize our health on a number of levels.

Visit Luke's website: lukestorey.com

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Nov 23, 2020

We are often insulated from our environment. In the winter, we warm our homes. In the summer, we cool them. But we may be unintentionally harming our health by not challenging our bodies to deal with the ambient temperature. A panel of experts today explains how we can benefit from cold therapy, offering practical first steps for those who are new to the practice. They also cover the problems with artificial light and the importance of getting more sunlight on our skin. They share how living more in tune with nature, as our ancestors did, can help alleviate a host of health conditions and reinvigorate the body.

The panelists are Dr. Mike T. Nelson, Katie Newman, Thaddeus Owen, Christa Rymal, Heidi Sime, and Nic Zahasky.

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Nov 20, 2020

What would you do if you were in the military and your commanding officer ordered you to get a series of vaccinations? And what if it was a series of shots that you noticed had sickened your colleagues? This was the situation of Major Jim Gallagher in the 1990s. Today, Jim tells the story of what happened to him and his colleagues. We also hear from Joe Ordia of the Virginia Freedom Keepers and Patty Healy of the National Vaccine Information Center.

All three individuals share their perspectives on the encroachment of health freedoms and what we can do to take our health into our own hands.

Find out more about the Virginia Freedom Keepers: virginiafreedomkeepers.org

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Nov 16, 2020

The earliest recipes we have, from Samaria, are all for broth. Yes, bone broth made with bones, tendons, and cartilage! It may sound foreign to us now, but it's time to rediscover this wise tradition. Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, today reviews principle #10 of the 11 wise traditions dietary principles: how all traditional peoples included bones in their diet, typically in the form of a gelatin-rich broth.

Sally explains how broths and stews have many benefits for us. Among other things, they are a great source of collagen – good for our mood, and detoxing – and glycine – good for our skin, liver, and heart. She reminds us that broth has dopamine-regulating benefits, and helps improve brain function, & build stronger bones. Finally, she tells of how ancient cultures included bones in their diet and how we would do well to reacquaint ourselves with this health-preserving tradition ourselves.

Visit Sally's website: nourishingtraditions.com

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

Nov 13, 2020

Sometimes we think we have to do one GINORMOUS thing to make a difference in the world. But even a drop in the bucket can help fill a bucket to the point of overflowing. Dr. Devin Vrana is the owner of Light House Chiropractic & Acupuncture and the host of the "IF THEY KNEW" podcast.

Today, Devin discusses the restrictions that have been placed on people worldwide and the agenda behind them. She asks important questions such as: how and why has the medical freedom movement been summarily labeled and dismissed? What, besides public health concerns, could possibly be behind the mask mandates? And what can the average person do to make a difference given our current circumstance? A self-described momma bear, Devin offers thought-provoking, candid insights on the front lines of medical freedom advocacy.

Visit Devin's website: devinvrana.com

For the transcript of the show and other resources, visit our website: westonaprice.org

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Nov 9, 2020

The aboriginal people of Australia are considered the world’s oldest civilization. There are more than 250 distinct aboriginal groupings, each with its own language, unique customs and traditions. Suzanne Thompson, of the Iningai people, is a self-described rainmaker and ancestral whisperer.

Today, she shares stories of her people, her growth in accepting her own cultural identity, and the importance of preserving indigenous wisdom. Suzanne is the chair of the Australian Native Food and Botanicals. She has a passion to create opportunities for partnerships between indigenous and non-indigenous cultures.

Learn more about Australian Native Food and Botanicals here.

See "The Wisdom of Traditional Cultures" here.

Find out about the WAPF event on November 15th on our website's event page here.

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Nov 6, 2020

Autism rates have skyrocketed over the last few decades. The first autism prevalence study in 1970 showed an autism rate of less than 1 in 10,000 kids. Today in the U.S., the autism rate is 1 in 36 children. Sometimes we hear the stats, but the implications don’t quite register. Dr. Toby Rogers discusses today what these numbers look like in real life. Toby has a profound understanding of the public health problem of autism, from how it impacts parents, to the economy, to the world at large. He has a Ph.D. in political economy from the University of Sydney in Australia. He tells the story of how he took the deep dive into what increases the risk of autism. He discusses the indirect and direct costs of caring for those with autism, and the grassroots communities that are coming together to stop the autism epidemic.

 

Follow him on Twitter: @uTobian

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Nov 2, 2020

Pesticides are absorbed into the tissues of fruits, vegetables, and legumes, so we cannot simply wash them off and declare them safe to eat. GMOs do not create higher crop yields. Switching from conventional to organic food has the potential to reverse eczema, infertility, and other health conditions. Today, Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology discusses the importance of understanding the “secret ingredients” that are making us sick. He explains how many chronic ailments and degenerative diseases are tied to GMOs, pesticides and herbicides. He discusses the new technique of “gene editing,” reviews the problem of Roundup, and offers suggestions for removing these secret ingredients from our diet altogether.

Visit Jeffrey's website: responsibletechnology.org and secretingredientsmovie.com.

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

Oct 30, 2020

There’s a lot that feels out of control at this moment in history. But there are a few things we still have agency over. One is the freedom to choose what happens to our bodies. But is this freedom in jeopardy? Del Bigtree, the host and producer of the internet talk show, The Highwire, and the producer of the documentary “Vaxxed,” discusses the dangers and the opportunities that come at this pivotal time. We have the chance to defend our ability to choose what happens to our body, even as threats appear on the horizon to encroach on that freedom. He discusses the plans in the works for an adult vaccine mandate in the United States, the many organizations working together to increase public awareness of vaccine risks, and how we can defend our health freedoms. And he emphasizes the importance of defending bodily autonomy for our sake and the sake of our children.

 

Visit Del's website: thehighwire.com

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Oct 26, 2020

We've spent most of 2020 under the assumption that there is a contagious disease spreading and that we have to do what we can to sanitize our environment and stay away from one another to avoid infection and death. But has the coronavirus actually been proven to be contagious? Has it even been proven to be a virus in the first place? Joining Holistic Hilda on the show, Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, challenges these assumptions we've been operating under. This discussion centers around the information in the summer edition of the Wise Traditions journal and her research and work with Dr. Tom Cowan, the co-author of The Contagion Myth.

To be clear, Sally is not suggesting that there is no sickness. However, she asks us to look at the illness differently. She explains why what’s been labeled a virus may actually be a natural process in the body and she goes into why toxins in our environment may be the driving force behind this health crisis. She also offers insights about what is behind the mainstream narrative that points to a contagious pandemic. She challenges us to think critically and consider what is happening through a different lens, which in turn may lead us to new conclusions to promote health and wellbeing.

For more resources visit our website: westonaprice.org

Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here.

Read Sally's blog at NourishingTraditions.com.

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Oct 23, 2020

It’s challenging to discern fact from fiction these days---in terms of the virus, vaccines, and just about everything else. What’s really happening? Lori Gregory and Dr. Andy Wakefield discuss on this podcast how much our times resemble those of the fictitious novel “1984.” Their recent movie “1986: The Act” also touches on the topic of cover-ups, misinformation, and the problems related to the vaccine injury court established in 1986. 

They talk about the importance of understanding the risks involved in vaccines and of trusting maternal intuition. They discuss how to distinguish fact from fiction in our surreal times. And they offer ideas for defending our health freedom at this critical juncture in history.

 

Visit their website: 1986theact.com

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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

Become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation here.

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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

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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

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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

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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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