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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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Now displaying: September, 2020
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

Find more resources on our website: westonaprice.org

Register for our conference at wisetraditions.org 

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