Newsletter – January 2009

From the Editor:

Local Resources Around Eugene

At our December potluck the topic of where to find certain food items came up, and people shared some good suggestions. I don’t remember many of them anymore (this is why I need a volunteer to take notes at the meetings), but I would like to start a local sources list.

In addition to the Lane County Farmers’ Market, local farms, and our wonderful selection of natural food stores in Eugene, below are a few local stores that I have found to be particularly useful for finding specific foods.

Grass-fed beef, organ meats and bones:

Long’s Meat Market
81 E. 28th Ave.
Eugene, OR
phone: (541) 344-3172

Local beef, organ meats, dog food and bones: (pasture & grain-fed – no feed-lots)

Bright Oaks Meats
660 Main Street
Springfield, OR
phone: (541) 726-6913

Grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork and poultry:

Deck Family Farm
25362 High Pass Rd.
Junction City, OR 97448
phone: 541/998-4697

Wild-caught fish, seafood and fish roe:

Fisherman’s Market
830 W 7th Ave.
Eugene, OR
phone: (541) 484-2722

Carp roe caviar: (without dyes or preservatives)

Pomegranates Catering & Classes
2833 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97405
phone: (541) 242-0705
Update: I just learned that Pomegranates retail location is no longer open.
Pomegranates is now focusing on catering and classes.
New phone: (541) 543-4121.
(Darn! I am almost out of my caviar!)

Raw nuts and coconut oil:

Hummingbird Wholesale
254 Lincoln S.
Eugene, OR
phone: (541) 686- 0921
fax: (541) 686-6168

Coconut oil, organic herbs

Mountain Rose Herbs
Pleasant Hill, OR
phone: (800) 879-3337
(For local pick-up – place order by phone, then give 24 hours before pick-up.)

This is just the beginning of a list to get you thinking about it, so please send me your suggestions.

In December, I also received my “Shopping Guide 2009” from The Weston A. Price Foundation. WAPF sends out this little booklet to all members each year. It provides “recommended brand names and helps you make wise decisions in the grocery store.”

If you know of local sources for items listed in this booklet, or other products that should be listed in it, please send them to me. I am really disappointed that the little Russian market in West Eugene closed, because I have not been able to find another local store that carries smoked cod liver. Believe it or not, it was really tasty!

~ Lisa

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January Events:

Meeting & Potluck Dinner

Monday, January 12, 2008
6:00 to 8:00 PM

At the home of Ellen Singer
1025 Elkay Dr., Eugene

Directions: From the north:

Take River Road exit from Beltline left/south onto River Road. Go about a mile and a half, pass traffic lights at Horn Lane and Hilliard. Turn right onto Elkay Drive, just in front of “River Road Medical Group”.

From the south:

Take Chambers Street north until it turns into River Road. Turn left onto Elkay Drive (you’ll see River Rd. Medical Group on the left).

Once on Elkay Drive:

1025 Elkay Drive is about 1/2 mile from River Road. Look for the big wooden fence with big black wrought iron gate. Park parallel to the fence in the grassy area outside the gate, not in the driveway. Come in through the gate (which may be hard to open), up the brick steps (watch out, they can be slippery when wet).

Phone: Ellen’s number is 689-3968

Bring a Dish
Please bring a Nourishing Traditions style dish and join us for some great food and great conversation! Families and guests are welcome. Please bring enough food to feed the size of your party, and your recipe on a 3×5 card or notepaper (we are collecting these and will eventually compile a recipe book).

We appreciate an RSVP ( if you think you will be attending so that we have a rough idea of how many people to expect, but feel free to just show up.


Monthly Potluck/Meetings:
Our potluck meetings are regularly scheduled on the second Monday of each month.

Host a Potluck:
We also need a volunteer to host the potluck on February 9th. Let us know if you would like to host an upcoming potluck.

New to all of this?
For those of you who are new to The Weston A. Price Foundation principals please see the Dietary Guidelines and Characteristics of Traditional Diets for a brief overview, and then get a copy of the book Nourishing Traditions for in-depth information and recipes.

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“The Popcorn Review”

“Immunity, Vaccinations and Infectious Disease in Children”

by Phillip Incao, MD

Friday, January 23, 2008
7:30 to 9:00 PM

Market of Choice
67 West 29th, Eugene
Upstairs in the Community Room

This was scheduled for December, but it was cancelled due to weather conditions. We are offering it again this month.

Dr. Philip Incao has had an active general practice of anthroposophic medicine since 1973, mostly in rural upstate New York, more recently in Denver, Colorado. He was featured in the July-August, 2003 Mothering magazine article, “The Healing Crisis: Don’t Worry Mom-I’m Just Growing!”

Dr. Incao’s special interest is strengthening the health of children against the increasing spirit-weakening influences of modern life, especially in education and healthcare. He lectures in Waldorf communities nationwide on the practical applications of a spiritual yet scientific understanding of the human being to healing and to education. He is also a member of the advisory boards of Alive and Well AIDS Information Network in Los Angeles, the National Vaccine Information Center in Virginia, and the Foundation for Health Choice in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Incao writes a regular medical column “The Doctor Speaks” for the quarterly magazine of healthy living, Lilipoh.

Three of Dr. Incao’s essays on children’s health are included in the book The Vaccination Dilemma, edited by Christine Murphy and published by Lantern Books, also available from Steiner Books. He is also the father of three grown sons.

Articles by Philip Incao, MD:

We are requesting a $5-10 donation to the Eugene Chapter at the door.
Space is limited, so please contact us to reserve your seat.
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Library Books

At the Eugene Public Library

A local member and I were discussing the book Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Natasha Campbell-McBride, and the idea of a Eugene Chapter lending library. At present we do not have the resources to make this happen, but we do have a wonderful local resource, the Eugene Public Library. So I decided to compare the Thumbs Up Reviews on the Weston A. Price website, with the books available locally at the Eugene Public Library.

The most glaring omission in the library’s collection is the classic book (written by the name-sake of our organization): Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price, DDS.

The library welcomes suggestions, and has made several book purchases after my requests, so please take a moment to suggest a purchase for one or more of these items. You do not need to have a library card. You may Suggest a Purchase online, or fill out a request in person at the library.

The library will also make inter-library loans on your behalf. For example I read Pottenger’s Cats: A Study in Nutrition this way.

Not Available at the Eugene Public Library:

These books and videos are not currently available at the Eugene Public Library. Read reviews at Thumbs Up Reviews, and then Suggest a Purchase to the library.

    • Cancer Cause and Cure
      by Percy Weston


    • Diet Cure, The
      by Julia Ross, MA
      (formerly available, now lost)


    • Dying to Look Good
      by Christine Hoza Farlow, DC


    • Farms of Tomorrow Revisited
      by Trauger Groh and Steven McFadden


    • Fiber Menace
      By Konstantin Monastyrsky



    • Food Enzymes for Health and Longevity
      by Edward Howell, MD


    • Gut and Psychology Syndrome, The
      by Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD


    • Grassfed Gourmet, The
      by Shannon Hayes


    • High Blood Pressure Hoax, The
      by Sherry A. Rogers, MD


    • Keeping a Family Cow
      by Joann S. Grohman


    • A Life Unburdened: Getting Over Weight and Getting On with My Life
      by Richard Morris


    • Milk Book, The
      by William Campbell Douglass, MD


    • Milk, Money, and Madness
      by Naomi Baumslag, MD, MPH and Dia L. Michels


    • No-Grain Diet, The
      by Dr. Joseph Mercola


    • Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
      by Weston A. Price, DDS


    • Nutrition in Biblical Times
      by Ruth F. Rosevear


    • Recipes for Life
      by Becky Mauldin


    • Soil, Grass and Cancer
      by Andre Voisin


    • Sweet Misery
      DVD produced by Sound and Fury Productions


    • Ten Days to Optimal Health
      by Kristina Amelong, CNC, CT


    • Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine
      by Ron Schmid


    • Urga (Close to Eden)
      Nikita Mikhalkov
      Miramax, 1991 (DVD & VHS)


  • Whole Beast, The
    by Fergus Henderson

The good news is that our local library does carry many of the books recommended by the Weston A. Price Foundation, including the Wise Traditions Journal and Nourishing Traditions.

If you haven’t read these books I highly recommend you check them out. Some of my favorites are: Nourishing Traditions (although I think everyone should own their own copy), back issues of Wise Traditions journals, Good Calories Bad Calories, The Cholesterol Myths, Eat Fat Lose Fat, Enzyme Nutrition, Real Food, The Untold Story of Milk, and Wild Fermentation.

Available at the Eugene Public Library:

(Reviews are available at Thumbs Up Reviews and in back issues of the Wise Traditions Journal):



    • Cholesterol Myths, The: exposing the fallacy that cholesterol and saturated fat cause heart disease
      by Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD




    • Eat Fat, Lose Fat: lose weight and feel great with three delicious, science-based coconut diets
      by Mary Enig, PhD


    • Eat Here: reclaiming homegrown pleasures in a global supermarket
      by Halweil, Brian.






    • Fourfold Path to Healing, The : working with the laws of nutrition, therapeutics, movement and meditation in the art of medicine
      by Cowan, Thomas S.




    • Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils, and Cholesterol
      by Mary Enig, PhD




    • Nourishing Traditions : the cookbook that challenges politically correct nutrition and the diet dictocrats
      by Sally Fallon






    • Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating
      by Jeffrey Smith









Happy reading!
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Other Sources and Information

As a Chapter Leader, I frequently receive emails from people and organizations that want me to pass some information on to you. I posted some in last month’s issue, and had positive responses, so I will continue to pass on this information.


This one should have gone out last month. I remembered getting the email, but I had filed it away so carefully that I couldn’t find it!

Economical, Nutritious,
and Delicious Meals Using Natural Foods

Dear Lisa,

As a fellow member of the Weston A. Price Foundation, I share your interest in using nutrient-dense natural foods to promote health and well-being. I am a Natural Foods Educator who has been teaching people to eat well and improve their health for over ten years. To make it easier for people to transition to more of a Nourishing Traditions diet, and to keep people from getting into a meal-time rut once they get there, I created Dinner with Jennette, an online meal planning service.

As a WAPF leader, you know how important it is to get people cooking. If you are interested in a resource for preparing economical, quick, and easy nutrient-dense meals that you can share with your members, please stop by my Dinner With Jennette information table at the 2008 Weston A. Price Wise Traditions conference November 8-9. All attendees who subscribe during the conference will receive a bonus gift.

Would you please pass on the following announcement to the members of your WAPF chapter? If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at , I’d be delighted to talk with you.

Thank you,

Economical, Nutritious, and Delicious Meals Using Natural Foods
Minneapolis-based natural foods educator Jennette Turner enables you to easily and quickly prepare nutrient-dense meals with natural foods on a regular basis. Dinner with Jennette – Meal Plans for Naturally Healthy Eating ( offers subscriptions for 12 months of nutritionally-balanced, seasonal meal plans, complete with recipes, nutrition information, and shopping lists.

Dinner with Jennette’s passionate subscribers cite how the service has trimmed their grocery bills because they waste less food, don’t buy expensive processed foods, and eat at home more often. Turner has heard how customers appreciate organized meal planning, new ways to get healthful food on the table, and the convenience of ready-made shopping lists. And Weston Price members always appreciate her new ideas for organ meats!

Each month, Dinner with Jennette subscribers download 12 meal plans containing recipes developed for their variety, flavor and nutritional value – all using natural foods, nothing processed or refined. Created for families, singles, and even for company, the meals are also suitable for gluten-free diets, and can be adapted for casein-free diets. One-year subscriptions are available for only $5.00/month.

Nutritiously Balanced Meals for All Seasons
Turner uses the changing seasons as her inspiration for each month’s meal plans. In the fall such dishes as “Argentinean Pot Roast” and “Apple Parsnip Soup” may be on the menu. During the winter months, Turner creates new ways to use holiday meal leftovers, such as the one-dish-wonder “Turkey Dijon Stew with Potatoes and Kale.” When summer rolls around, it’s likely that “Grilled Mojito Pork Chops” or “Sunny Summer Squash Soup” would be on the list. Also included in her monthly offerings are recipes for The Basics, such as “How to make the perfect chicken stock (and why homemade is so nourishing),” and Bonus Recipes such as “Mini Strawberry Custard Cakes.”

Great Customer Feedback
Turner encourages feedback from her customers and has enhanced Dinner with Jennette with such additions as casein-free options, meals for entertaining (now known as “Company Meals”), and healthy kid-friendly treats (cheesy crackers and caramel corn). Her simple, yet creative, recipes incorporate a variety of familiar and new flavors with traditional American, Mexican, French, Indian and Asian dishes, most of which can be prepared in 30 – 45 minutes or less.

Subscription Purchase Information
A subscription to Dinner with Jennette ( offers 12 balanced meals each month for one year. The $5.00/month fee provides a total of 144 meal plans each year with recipes, nutrition information and shopping lists, accessed and downloaded from her web site.

Subscribers can access their meal plans from previous months at any time on the web site. This enables families to easily enjoy their favorite meals again. In just a few months, subscribers have enough meal plans to eliminate the old question of, “What’s for dinner?”


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