Dietary Guidelines

I’ve been browsing around the Weston A. Price Foundation website lately and just stumbled upon their dietary guidelines. I’ve been quite intrigued by the foundation’s take on traditional foods, and have been reading Nutrition and Physical Degeneration and Nourishing Traditions lately. They are both large, technical books to get through, but I have been learning so much about REAL food! In time, I will share with you some of the things I’ve been learning, but for now I’ll leave you with their dietary guidelines.

  1. Eat whole, natural foods.
  2. Eat only foods that will spoil, but eat them before they do.
  3. Eat naturally-raised meat including fish, seafood, poultry, beef, lamb, game, organ meats and eggs.
  4. Eat whole, naturally-produced milk products from pasture-fed cows, preferably raw and/or fermented, such as whole yogurt, cultured butter, whole cheeses and fresh and sour cream.
  5. Use only traditional fats and oils including butter and other animal fats, extra virgin olive oil, expeller expressed sesame and flax oil and the tropical oils—coconut and palm.
  6. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, preferably organic, in salads and soups, or lightly steamed.
  7. Use whole grains and nuts that have been prepared by soaking, sprouting or sour leavening to neutralize phytic acid and other anti-nutrients.
  8. Include enzyme-enhanced lacto-fermented vegetables, fruits, beverages and condiments in your diet on a regular basis.
  9. Prepare homemade meat stocks from the bones of chicken, beef, lamb or fish and use liberally in soups and sauces.
  10. Use herb teas and coffee substitutes in moderation.
  11. Use filtered water for cooking and drinking.
  12. Use unrefined Celtic sea salt and a variety of herbs and spices for food interest and appetite stimulation.
  13. Make your own salad dressing using raw vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and expeller expressed flax oil.
  14. Use natural sweeteners in moderation, such as raw honey, maple syrup, dehydrated cane sugar juice and stevia powder.
  15. Use only unpasteurized wine or beer in strict moderation with meals.
  16. Cook only in stainless steel, cast iron, glass or good quality enamel.
  17. Use only natural supplements.
  18. Get plenty of sleep, exercise and natural light.
  19. Think positive thoughts and minimize stress.
  20. Practice forgiveness.

2 thoughts on “Dietary Guidelines

  1. number two really speaks to me. personally AND on a global level. especially in the US, I believe there is a loss of awareness to what even means “fresh” … so often marketing campaigns want to sell sell sell a product based on some obscure rational like: forever shelf-lives of a product or portability or convenience, while freshness and nutritional profile fall by the wayside. the commercial grocery industry has stripped food of much nutritional value, literally and figuratively and consumers have adapted in a way that seems to have numbed them in regards to sensitivity for food “value,” myself included. fresh fruit basket turns into week-old-fruit basket quickly and even when they come home from the grocery store “fresh” one day, they’re probably 3 to 4 weeks ago-picked…I’ll stop ranting now

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