June Potluck In Review

We had a nice potluck this week. I got there late so I missed the beginning. But there was still plenty of great food.


On my plate is: lamb meatloaf, deviled eggs, pickled cucumber, cole slaw, green salad with strawberries and homemade dressing, two kinds of pate’, fermented veggies, tomato and feta cheese salad and dessert.

After filling up our plates Dr Krautsack gave a presentation on Cholesterol (hint, it’s not the evil substance drug manufacturers would have you believe) and how chiropractic supports nutrition.

We hope you’ll join us for our next event.

Tonight! REMINDER: Potluck and Presentation

Hi all,

Just a quick reminder that our monthly potluck is tonight!

Potluck & Presentation:

Date & Time:

Monday, June 5th, 2017
7:00 to 8:30 PM

Presentation:

Dr. Kevin Krautsack will treat us to a talk on common cholesterol myths and how chiropractic supports nutrition.  He will also be available to answer questions on a variety of health topics.

Don’t have time to cook anything?:

Items that you can easily pick up from a natural food store include raw cheeses, naturally cured cold cut meats, sourdough bread, organic salad greens, avocado, olive oil and vinegar, fresh or frozen fruit with cream from grass-fed cows, or anything from the Weston A. Price Foundation Shopping Guide.  Don’t have a Shopping Guide? Come tonight to pick one up!

Hope to see you soon!

– Lisa

June 5: Potluck & Cholesterol Presentation

Potluck & Presentation:

Date & Time:

Monday, June 5th, 2017
7:00 to 8:30 PM

Hosted by:

Dr. Kevin Krautsack, DC and Diane Krautsack
541-226-3829

Location:

Emerald City Family Chiropractic
45 Division Ave, Suite H
Eugene OR 97404

Presentation:

Dr. Kevin Krautsack will treat us to a talk on common cholesterol myths and how chiropractic supports nutrition.  He will also be available to answer questions on a variety of health topics.

About Dr. Krautsack:

Dr. Krautsack is a childhood cancer survivor passionate about teaching others how the body heals, how to eat right, and exercise properly, and ultimately how to thrive in an increasingly toxic world. Through his sickness and fight back to health he has gained a wealth of information regarding nutrition, the human body, and what it takes to get well. He loves to share this knowledge with the world. He obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life University and B.S. of Health Science and Exercise Physiology from Kennesaw State University.

Directions:

Located in the Santa Clara Square beside Subway. You can take River Road north, away from town, and go under the Beltline to the Santa Clara Shopping Center on the right, or east side of the road. If you are on the Beltline, take the River Road Exit and turn north onto River Road.

Host Our Next Potluck!

If you can’t make it to this event, consider hosting our next one!  It is a great way to ensure that the potluck happens on a day you can attend… and you don’t even have to drive anywhere!

Please contact our potluck coordinator, Megan radzillameg@gmail.com to arrange a day and time that works for you.

June 23: DVD Showing – Missing Nutrients in Modern Food

Dirt Poor, Badly Bread and Improperly Prepared: Missing Nutrients in Modern Food

by John Moody

Recorded at the 2015 Wise Traditions Conference. 90 min.

Friday, June 23, 2017

DVD begins at 6:30 PM
Please come around 6:15

Location:

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

Description: 

Changing to traditional foods is about more than just WHAT foods we eat, but HOW they are raised and prepared. Since the time of our grandparents and great-grandparents, foods have lost significant amounts of their nutritional value–anywhere from one third to three quarters of their vitamin and mineral content or more! This talk will explore the depth of these nutritional losses, their causes, and the ways we get truly paleo (nutrient-dense) foods back on our plates.

Cost: Free

Donations of any amounts to the Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation are appreciated.
$5-10 suggested for those who can afford it, and $1-4 for low-income.
(Please also help carry supplies to the car after the movie or volunteer to help the Eugene Chapter in other ways).

About John Moody:

When modern medicine failed him, leaving him with allergies, ulcers, and cavities, John turned to the wisdom of writers and researchers like Weston Price.  By embracing their wisdom, not only were his own hurts substantially healed, but he was able to help others as well.  A farmer, writer, speaker, kombucha and Jun brewer, author of Food Club and Co-op Handbook, board member for Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, and member of the administrative team for the Whole Life Buying Club, John’s greatest joy is in his wife and four children and their quiet farm life in Kentucky.

Articles:

John Moody has written numerous articles for the Wise Traditions Journal, which can be viewed online:

Want to see the DVD, but can’t attend? Purchase your own copy from Fleetwood Onsite Recording:

View all Wise Traditions recordings available for purchase and download at Fleetwood: www.fleetwoodonsite.com

 

More Questions?

Please see our Notes on Popcorn Review page for more info.

 

 

 

REMINDER: Potluck tomorrow, March 20th!

Hi all,

Just a quick reminder that our March potluck and food demo is tomorrow!

We haven’t held a potluck in a few month, and I hope everyone will take advantage of this opportunity to get together, enjoy some great food and wonderful conversation.


Potluck & Food Demo:

Date & Time:

Monday, March 20, 2017  POTLUCK
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location:

Home of Marvy & Howard
2880 Blacktail Drive, Eugene, OR 97405
Phone: 541-515-6591

Directions:

“Easiest way is to go South on City View all the way up to W29th.  Make a right and follow the road till it ends at Blacktail.  Make a right and the third house on the left is our home.  Parking on OUR side of the street only.”

They have a shoes-off house, but have slippers to provide.  Please bring your own clean slippers if you prefer.

Demo:

Marvy has offered to do our demo: “I can do a food demo of making fried cauliflower rice and perhaps will serve fried trout, which I have caught last year.  They are simple dishes that take but 15 minutes from start to finish as I can do them simultaneously.  I have a teaching kitchen, so am amply equipped with an area fit for 20-30 people easily.”

Note: Although properly prepared grains are part of the Wise Traditions diet, there are usually at least a few gluten-free or paleo options available.


If you can’t make it to this event, consider hosting our next one!  It is a great way to ensure that the potluck happens on a day you can attend… and you don’t even have to drive anywhere!

Please contact our potluck coordinator, Megan radzillameg@gmail.com to arrange a day and time that works for you.


Sorry this reminder comes so close to the event.  I intended to send out a reminder last week, but have WAY too much stuff on my to-do list.  If you would like to help the chapter by making sure reminders go out in a timely manner, let me know.  I’ll walk you through it.

See you soon!

Lisa

October 24: Potluck & Demo

Yeah, we got a volunteer to host our October Potluck!
OCTOBER 2016 POTLUCK AND BANANA KEFIR DEMO; Hot tub option

Monday, October 24, 2016  POTLUCK
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location:
Home of ShaLene & Max

Discussion & Demo:                                                                                                                                             Max will demonstrate how he makes his raw milk banana kefir, and give us a taste of the finished product.

Directions: To 34 Ridgeline Drive: Go south on Willamette Street to the edge of town. Go left on Spencers Crest Drive (about .5 miles after the light at 46th) . The first cross street on the right is Ridgeline Drive. Their house is the corner house on the right. Do a U turn at Ridgeline and park on Spencers Crest Drive. Walk around the corner up the road 50 ft.  to the house.                

Phone: 808-264-6177

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.  For food ideas see our Potlucks page.

Hot Tub Option:
Bring a towel and bathing suit if you’d like to use the hot tub.

New to all of this?
For those of you who are new to The Weston A. Price Foundation principles please see our Potlucks page.

October 28: DVD – Adrenal Health, How to Get Your Mojo Back

Adrenal Health, How to Get Your Mojo Back

by Philip Weeks, MH, LAc.

Recorded at the 2015 Wise Traditions Conference.

Friday, October 28th, 2016

DVD begins at 6:30 PM
Please come around 6:15

Location:

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

Description: 

Many of us are exhausted as a result of our modern lifestyle and inadequate nutrition. Exploring concepts from traditional medicine Philip explains the route of modern ‘syndromes’ such as chronic fatigue and adrenal problems. This talk will cover:

  • How to test for adrenal health including home testing.
  • Interpretation of adrenal tests.
  • Common symptoms associated with adrenal fatigue .
  • Lifestyle strategies to restore your core level of health .
  • Nutrition, herbal medicine and supplements.

Philip Weeks, MH, LAc.

is a lecturer, author of two books and one of the leading natural health experts in the UK. He is a master herbalist, registered acupuncturist, and naturopath and has been working as a consultant for over 15 years. Having trained at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Philip travelled to Eastern Europe, Germany and India in search of holistic medical practices to combine with his clinical expertise. Philip’s skill lies in an innovative approach combining ancient medicine with modern research and diagnostic techniques.

Website: philipweeks.co.uk

Wise Traditions Podcast:

Philip Weeks was also interviewed for the Wise Traditions Podcast:

Cost: Free

Donations of any amounts to the Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation are appreciated.
$5-10 suggested for those who can afford it, and $1-4 for low-income.
(Please also help carry supplies to the car after the movie or volunteer to help the Eugene Chapter in other ways).

Want to see the DVD, but can’t attend? 

Purchase your own copy from Fleetwood Onsite Recording:  26170 – Adrenal Health, How to Get Your Mojo Back   $18.00

View all Wise Traditions recordings available for purchase and download at Fleetwood: www.fleetwoodonsite.com

More Questions?

Please see our Notes on Popcorn Review page for more info.

September 2016 DVD showing

Saturated Fat Does a Body Good

(The Biological Function of Saturated Fats )

by Chris Masterjohn

Recorded at the 2015 Wise Traditions Conference.

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

DVD begins at 6:30 PM
Please come around 6:15

Location:

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

Description: 

Saturated fat has long been demonized as the energy source most likely to raise “bad cholesterol” and thereby contribute to heart disease. Only recently is this beginning to change in the mainstream. Despite this, the disciplines of biochemistry and of cellular and molecular biology have been elucidating the positive and essential biological functions of saturated fatty acids for decades. Among these are included the following: regulating the fluidity of cellular membranes, anchoring proteins to membranes, and ensuring that proteins properly interact with one another and thus that proper communication takes place within and between cells. A number of specific saturated fatty acids also provide energy in unique ways that aid in improving body composition and intestinal health. Saturated fats, in fact, are so important that we synthesize many of them in large amounts from carbohydrate. This talk will explore the specific biological roles of saturated fats and conclude by discussing the health implications that these rules suggest for consuming saturated fat in the diet.

Chris Masterjohn, PhD
is assistant professor of health and nutrition sciences at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY. In 2012, he obtained his PhD in nutritional sciences from the University of Connecticut, where he studied the role of vitamin E and other antioxidants in regulating the metabolism of methylglyoxal, a potentially toxic byproduct of energy metabolism that appears to contribute to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. From the fall of 2012 through the summer of 2014, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois in Urbana, where he studied interactions between fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K. He is now continuing this research at Brooklyn College. Chris created and maintains a website Cholesterol-and-Health.Com which is home to his blog, The Daily Lipid.  He has published eight peer-reviewed scientific papers and has contributed regularly to the pages of Wise Traditions since 2004.

Cost: Free

Donations of any amounts to the Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation are appreciated.
$5-10 suggested for those who can afford it, and $1-4 for low-income.
(Please also help carry supplies to the car after the movie or volunteer to help the Eugene Chapter in other ways).

Want to see the DVD, but can’t attend? 

Purchase your own copy from Fleetwood Onsite Recording:  26180 – Saturated Fat Does a Body Good: Exploring the Biological Roles of These Long-Demonized Yet Heroic Nutrients $25

More Questions?

Please see our Notes on Popcorn Review page for more info.

August 2016 DVD showing

Detox & Fasting for Rejuvenation and Health

by Philip Weeks, LAc, ND

Recorded at the 2015 Wise Traditions Conference.

Friday, August 26th, 2016

DVD begins at 6:30 PM
Please come around 6:15

Location:

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

Description: 

Modern lifestyles overload our bodies with toxins from numerous sources – environmental toxins, pesticides, food additives – as well as waste from normal metabolic processes. As these toxins build up we are faced with poor health and a general lack of wellbeing. Cleansing is a powerful therapeutic tool which can effectively deal with harmful toxins and transform health. Philip has conducted thousands of cleanses with his patients and has a wealth of experience in the area of naturopathy and herbal medicine.
•    Learn how to detox and safely cleanse the body.
•    Guidelines on purifying the digestive system, bowel, kidneys, liver and gall bladder.
•    Understand when cleansing is appropriate and when it’s not.
•    Introduction to fasting.

Philip Weeks, LAc, ND is a lecturer, author of two books and one of the leading natural health experts in the UK. He is a master herbalist, registered acupuncturist, and naturopath and has been working as a consultant for over 15 years. Having trained at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Philip travelled to Eastern Europe, Germany and India in search of holistic medical practices to combine with his clinical expertise. Philip’s skill lies in an innovative approach combining ancient medicine with modern research and diagnostic techniques.

Philip sources herbal, Ayurvedic and homeopathic remedies from around the globe.  His clinics have in-house pharmacies where unique, hand-prepared, bespoke medicinal remedies are made for his patients. Philip is an engaging, informative presenter and is renowned for his deep understanding and knowledge of Ayurvedic, Arabic, Chinese and Greek medicine making them relevant for today.

 

Cost: Free

Donations of any amounts to the Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation are appreciated.
$5-10 suggested for those who can afford it, and $1-4 for low-income.
(Please also help carry supplies to the car after the movie or volunteer to help the Eugene Chapter in other ways).

Want to see the DVD, but can’t attend? 

Purchase your own copy from Fleetwood Onsite Recording: 26167 – Detox and Fasting for Rejuvenation and Health $18

More Questions?

Please see our Notes on Popcorn Review page for more info.

August 2016 Food Tasting & Potluck Picnic in the Park

Please join us for a special event!

Saturday, August 27, 2016 Wayne Morse shelter1
12:00 noon to 2:00 PM

Location:
Wayne Morse Family Farm (park), 595 Crest Drive, Eugene.

Traditional Food Tasting & Potluck:

The Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation is hosting a Traditional Food Tasting & Potluck

This is a unique event. Come sample foods, and enjoy a discussion about the principles of traditional diets. Learn how animal fats, properly prepared whole grains, enzyme enriched foods and nourishing bone broths kept our ancestors healthy.

The picnic is in the covered shelter.  This pavilion is at the top of the rise with trees casting shade over cooling lawn. Bring blankets for family gatherings. There are picnic tables, side-tables for food, and a benched-in fire pit. Nice area for music with great acoustics (bring your instrument)!

An optional Potluck will be included. Please bring your own place settings and utensils to serve the dish you bring to share. A list of ingredients is helpful for those of us with food allergies.

Examples of traditional foods include:

  • Traditional Fats
  • Grass-Fed & Pasture-Raised Meats
  • Raw Milk, Butter, Cheese and Cultured Dairy
  • Wild-caught Seafood, Shellfish & Fish Roe
  • Organic Fruits & Vegetables
  • Fermented Foods
  • Bone Broth based Soups
  • Organ Meats
  • Properly prepared whole Nuts, Seeds, Beans & Grains
  • Sourdough Bread
  • Pasture-raised Eggs
Download Flier

Download Flier

Directions:
From downtown, take Willamette Street South, past 31st.  Stay right on Willamette as Donald splits.  Turn right on Crest.  Parking lot entrance is on the right.

595 Crest Drive is in South Hills, Eugene, Oregon.

The covered shelter is visible at the top of the rise from the parking lot.

Google map

Download our flier (and invite a friend!) >>>

Potluck Optional:
Normally we always ask people to bring a dish to share, but this time we are opening the event to people who do not feel comfortable making something in keeping with WAPF principles.  If you wish 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.  For food ideas see our Potlucks page.

New to all of this?
For those of you who are new to The Weston A. Price Foundation principles and potlucks please see our Potlucks page.

More Questions?
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Enjoy links to some of our traditional food pages: