If you are new to the principles taught by Weston A. Price, where can you start?
This website and eCourse was created solely for the benefit of new WAPFers. Submit your name and e-mail address here to receive our free Traditional Foods Beginner eCourse via e-mail. This class goes over all of the basics of a Traditional Foods diet over a period of many weeks and months, to give you time to incorporate the changes into your diet before we send you another step.
Do not overwhelm yourself by trying too many changes at once. Changes to routine can be difficult to make. Rather than try to climb the entire mountain in one day, take small steps and gradually add nutrient-dense foods to your diet. For healing and building optimal health, try to incorporate as many components of this plan as you can.
Please browse our pages, especially the local foods, so you can become familiar with varied sources of delicious REAL food. Read the WAPF-friendly blogs and posts on our website for more information. Attend an upcoming meeting (next meeting information is on the home page).
Here are our Top Ten Changes you can make in the next Ten Weeks!
- Find high quality sources of pastured meats, poultry, eggs and dairy (best is raw) from farm co-ops and wild-caught fish. (See Local Foods for Chicago sources.)
- Add saturated fats such as organic butter and coconut oil to your diet. Organic Valley pastured butter in green foil wrapper is the best butter at the health food store. You can also purchase raw cultured (uncultured) butter from many of ourRaw Dairy sources.
- Make one cultured food such as sauerkraut and consume with meals containing cooked foods—for the “whey” in these recipes, drain organic plain yogurt through a smooth cloth—the liquid is the whey. Save the “cream cheese” and eat with a little honey or create your own recipe. Or, for a dairy free version, you can use Kombucha tea (from Whole Foods) or coconut kefir to culture your foods.
- Make a bone broth soup (from Nourishing Traditions) in a large crock pot and consume 1 cup daily.
- While you are searching for a supply of raw milk, purchase a high-quality, organic plain whole milk yogurt such as Traderspoint, Brown Cow, Seven Stars or Stoneyfield )—or a non-dairy smoothie with coconut yogurt—and make one smoothie daily or eat plain with berries (for superior nutrition, add two or three raw organic, pastured egg yolks to your smoothie.
- Have a smoothie, plain yogurt and berries or crispy nuts and organic cheese for a snack instead of low nutrient snacks.
- Purchase a high quality cod-liver oil from the sources listed in our book: we recommend 1 teaspoon daily. Garden of Life cod liver oil is an adequate alternative available in health food stores until you receive your order. The most nutrient-rich cod liver oil must be ordered—best is fermented cod liver oil from Green Pastures.
- Cut out sugar, vegetable oils (except olive oil and sesame see oil), grains and any processed foods from your diet and replace with nutrient-dense foods.
- Replace Celtic sea salt (see sources) for refined salt.
- Buy the book, Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon. It’s a tremendous source of recipes and helpful hints to the WAPF way-of-life.