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.

June 2017: From The Editor

Hi all,

I’m happy to announce that the Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation has a potluck, a presentation by a local WAPF-friendly chiropractor and a DVD showing all coming up in June!  Plus we have more local events to announce!


June 1: GAPS Support Group

Alive Holistic Clinic
1902 Jefferson Street,
Eugene, OR.
The first Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm

The Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) program is a healing regime based on change of diet to allow the body to detoxify and heal.

More Information:

 


June 5: Potluck & Cholesterol Presentation:

Date & Time:

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

Hosted by:

Dr. Kevin Krautsack, DC and Diane Krautsack
Emerald City Family Chiropractic

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.

More Information:

 


 

June 23: DVD Showing – Missing Nutrients in Modern Food

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

by John Moody

Friday, June 23, 2017

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.

More Information:


BOUGHT movie online screening

I just watched this movie online.  It is currently still available for free.  It covers a variety of topics including vaccines, GMOs, glyphosate, neonicotinoids, drugs and chemical farming.  I don’t know how much longer it will continue to be available, so watch it while you still can or buy the movie!

http://www.boughtmovie.com/free-viewing/watch.php?

More Information:


Action Alert:

Please help Canadians be able to drink raw milk

Canadian Government is gearing up to criminalize raw milk consumption!

This hearing is the most crucial one in the 23 years of the raw milk battle in Ontario. It goes to the core of food rights.

More Information:


Cooking for GAPS and Medical Diets:

And here we have a wonderful new resource to tell you about.  A local GAPS-knowledgeable person is offering her cooking services!

Are you thinking about starting a medical diet but are overwhelmed with the thought of all of the cooking you will need to do, or are you already on one and having a hard time keeping up?

I am here to help!

More Information:

 


The Vaxxed bus is coming to Eugene on June 14th.

This comes to us from a local activist.  We are including it as a service to our local members who would like to learn more about the vaccine controversy. 

There will be will a clip of Vaxxed, a clip of The Truth about Vaccines, then a panel discussion and a Q&A with Dr. Suzanne Humphries (Dissolving Illusions), Polly Tommey (Vaxxed,) and Jennifer Margulis PhD. (The Vaccine Friendly Plan).

Right now our main priority is finding people to share their stories of vaccine injury or finding people to share their experience of being healthy and vaccine free.  This includes everyone from medical professionals to mamas.  If you know anyone who is willing to “be brave” enough to share their story please have them contact me to arrange a time to be interviewed by the Vaxxed team.  Help us spread the word about this find some great people in our community who can share experiences.

More Information:


Victory for Auzure Standard Farm

Thanks to all the many people who took time to write or call in a response to Sherman County’s plans to spray Azure Farm, the county weed board received 40,000 emails! They have backed off the plan to spray the organic farm with toxic herbicides.

http://www.jeffereyjaxen.com/blog/victory-sherman-county-backs-down-after-receiving-40000-emails-organic-azure-farms-saved

We just went through the hearing with the county commission and the weed board and I want to thank all you loyal customers for giving your opinion. For spreading the word far and wide. Not only did it spread the word far and wide about this but it opened up a whole new level of debate about organic agriculture, organic farming…I think it’s done wonderful things. It’s given opportunity for people to hear about the benefits of organic agriculture – and healthy food – that have never had it before. Thank you so much. I will say that even thought here in the county there was lively debate, the level heads have prevailed. The county commission has now agreed to work with us on a proper weed plan.

Read more >>>


We’ve added a new farm to our Farm List!

Flying Carrot Farm
Contact: Adam and Amy Stevens
Phone: 801-718-8510, 801-652-3955
Email: hello@flyingcarrotfarm.com
Website: www.flyingcarrotfarm.com
Address: 89043 Poodle Creek Rd, Noti, OR 97461

We are a small, diversified family farm offering pastured meats, eggs, and vegetables. We use organic production methods, often exceeding organic standards, but we are not certified organic. We practice managed intensive grazing and cows and sheep are never fed grain of any kind. All purchase feed, with the exception of hay, is raw, certified organic, soy free, and non gmo verified.

More Information:

The Farm List is definitely a work in progress.  If you know any farms that should be included, please have them contact me with their information.


Please check out The Weston A. Price Foundation website, there are many resources for you to use:

Resources:

Join the Weston A. Price Foundation today!


And as always, check out the online version of this newsletter and our local Eugene area website for updates, link corrections and many more resources.

Enjoy!

– Lisa

BOUGHT movie online screening

This movie is currently still available for free online.  It covers a variety of topics including vaccines, GMOs, glyphosate, neonicotinoids, drugs and chemical farming.  I don’t know how much longer it will continue to be available, so watch it while you still can or buy the movie!

http://www.boughtmovie.com/free-viewing/watch.php?

 

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

  • Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline plead guilty and agreed to pay a $3 billion fine for illegal marketing and withholding information about health hazards associated with several of its drugs, including Avandia and Paxil. This was the largest fine ever paid by a drug company.
  • Since the first National Vaccine Injury Compensation (VICP) claims were filed in 1989, 3,981 compensation awards have been made. More than $2.8 billion in compensation awards has been paid to petitioners.
  • Between 2012 and mid-2014, Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) successfully blocked GMO labeling laws in over 30 states, at a price tag of more than $100 million.

Watch the movie >>>

Victory for Auzure Standard Farm

Thanks to all the many people who took time to write or call in a response to Sherman County’s plans to spray Azure Farm, the county weed board received 40,000 emails! They have backed off the plan to spray the organic farm with toxic herbicides.

http://www.jeffereyjaxen.com/blog/victory-sherman-county-backs-down-after-receiving-40000-emails-organic-azure-farms-saved

We just went through the hearing with the county commission and the weed board and I want to thank all you loyal customers for giving your opinion. For spreading the word far and wide. Not only did it spread the word far and wide about this but it opened up a whole new level of debate about organic agriculture, organic farming…I think it’s done wonderful things. It’s given opportunity for people to hear about the benefits of organic agriculture – and healthy food – that have never had it before. Thank you so much. I will say that even thought here in the county there was lively debate, the level heads have prevailed. The county commission has now agreed to work with us on a proper weed plan.

Read more >>>

Your vote is needed – Call for NIH to investigate fat-soluble activators

ACTION ALERT

CALL FOR NIH TO INVESTIGATE FAT-SOLUBLE ACTIVATORS

YOUR VOTE IS NEEDED!

https://www.westonaprice.org/action-alerts/2017-action-alerts/call-nih-investigate-fat-soluble-activators/

The National Institutes of Health is developing its first 10-year Strategic Plan for Nutrition Research.

They are asking for input from researchers and health professionals regarding critical gaps in the existing knowledge of nutrition and where the greatest opportunities lie. They also want to know how these areas of need can best be addressed.

We have an exciting opportunity to give our input in order to help them shape their plan. Over the next several weeks, we will be sharing links where you can “vote” for our submissions.

The first of these where you can indicate your support can be accessed via this link (copied below); it only takes a couple minutes to make your voice heard:

https://ideabuzz.com/a/buzz/idea/212243/details

OUR SUBMISSION

“Investigate the physiological requirements for the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K2 during the gestation and lactation periods, with the objective of determining whether current intake guidelines support optimal outcomes. The perinatal period is arguably the most critical life stage for shaping long-term health. It is imperative that we seek a full understanding of the factors during this life stage that either contribute to or detract from optimal health. We know that ensuring adequate nutritional intakes during the perinatal period reduces the risk for adverse outcomes for the child and the mother. However, there is an urgent need for more investigation into developing a better understanding of what optimal nutrition is during this period regarding vitamins A, D, and K2. Multiple lines of evidence indicate there is a very high probability that many pregnant women are under-consuming adequate dietary sources of retinol and vitamin K2, some of whom are at the same time are over-consuming vitamin D, mostly from supplements, with direct harm to their developing fetuses. We recommend that all available resources be dedicated to researching the effects and interactions of these three fat-soluble vitamins during the perinatal period. The future generations of the United States deserve no less than the best start in life.”

ACTION TO TAKE

  1. Go to https://ideabuzz.com/a/buzz/idea/212243/details and click on the “VOTE” button.
  1. If you are new to ideabuzz.com, you will be prompted to sign up—this will only take a minute. Then you can click on VOTE.
  1. You can also add comments if you like.

Thank you for your support!

Pam Schoenfeld, MS, RD, LDN, Government Relations
Sally Fallon Morell, President

LAST WEEK FOR MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT

LAST WEEK FOR MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT

I support The Weston A. Price Foundation, which relies on memberships to fund their educational efforts. Please support an organization whose sole purpose is to bring back the healthy, nutrient-dense foods of the past in a way we can enjoy and benefit from today.

I encourage you to join or even renew while membership is discounted by $10 until Friday: $30 for United States members (or 8¢ a day), and $40 for international members. As members, you’ll receive a quarterly Wise Traditions journal!

Read about more benefits here: http://bit.ly/wapfmemershipdrive
Join here: http://bit.ly/wapfmembershipform

Lisa

Eugene Chapter Leader

March Newsletter 2017

Hi all,Spring

We took a few months off this winter, but now are ready to start up this Spring with a great potluck and more  events to follow soon!

I’d like to welcome all the new people who’ve joined us recently, and invite everyone to attend our upcoming events.


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.


Potluck Hosts Needed:

If you can offer your house, please contact our potluck coordinator, Megan radzillameg@gmail.com to arrange a time that works for you.

Examples of other tasks that we do or need done see: Get Involved


Weston A. Price Foundation Membership Drive:

The Weston A. Price Foundation is membership-supported. While membership isn’t required for chapter participation, without your membership, the Weston A. Price Foundation can not continue, and without the Foundation, neither will the chapter.

Please note that the president, Sally Fallon Morell, doesn’t receive a salary and neither do I as chapter leader. Membership income pays for operational costs and projects such as the podcast series and website, which are free to the public.

Discounted Membership Rates!

I encourage you to join while membership is discounted until the end of this month: $30 for United States members, or 8¢ a day, and $40 for international members; a reduction of $10. If you visit the Weston A. Price Foundation’s website, the most popular alternative nutrition website, please contribute. As members, you’ll receive a quarterly Wise Traditions journal!

Read about more Benefits of Joining WAPF
Join here: Save $10 off Membership through end of March

If you refer 2 new members, you will receive a free membership! Just contact them when the 2 new members have joined, and they’ll add or renew you as well.


The Weston A. Price Foundation has recently redesigned their website, and has many resources for you to use:

Resources:

Join the Weston A. Price Foundation today!


And as always, check out the online version of this newsletter and our local Eugene area website for updates, link corrections and many more resources.

Enjoy!

– Lisa

Fun With Fermentation this Saturday!

Hi all,

Hope you enjoyed the snow!  I’ve been snowed in without internet (or hot running water) for the past week.  Still had a nice vacation at home.

The Eugene Chapter is planning to attend the 8th annual Fun with Fermentation Festival this Saturday, January 14th, 2017, and we are calling on you to help.  We need some more volunteers.  Can you spare an hour or two to set up or staff our booth?  We can use people with all levels of skill and familiarity with WAPF principles.

Can you do any of these tasks? (pick one or more):

  • Carry boxes?
  • Set information out on the table?
  • Smile at people who come up?
  • Talk with people about the Weston A. Price Foundation principles?
  • Refer people to our website?
  • Pack boxes and load them back into the car?

If so, we need you!  Volunteers get in free, and its a lot of fun!

For more details about the event see: https://www.evensi.us/8th-annual-fun-with-fermentation-festival-lane-community/190310745

Contact me ASAP to let me know if I can count on you.

Thanks!

Lisa

Wise Traditions Holiday Potluck Anyone?

Hi all,

Who’s interested in a Wise Traditions Holiday Potluck?

Wouldn’t it be fun to go to a party where all the food is healthy nourishing traditions type food? I think so! I think it would be lovely to get together with like-minded people for some food, fun and conversation.

What we need is someone to volunteer to host the event.  All we need from the host is the space.   We can bring chairs, paper plates and serving utensils if needed. Just let us know.

Interested in Attending?

I’m asking for an informal show of hands of how many people are interested in attending (don’t worry I won’t hold you to it). Reply to this message to let me know: YES, NO, MAYBE. (Give me your preferred dates if you wish).

Host this Event!:

If you are interested in hosting the event, please pick a date and contact our potluck coordinator, Megan at: radzillameg@gmail.com

Suggested Dates:

  • Evenings: December 12, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30
  • Daytimes: December 17 or 18

Upcoming January Potluck:

For our January potluck I plan to give a presentation on the Wise Traditions Conference. Let Megan know if you are able to host in January. A wide screen TV that I can hook my computer to would be helpful (but not required).

Save These Dates!

  • January 5, 2017 – GAPS Support Group (1st Thursday of each month)
  • January 14, 2017 – Fun with Fermentation Festival
  • Friday January 27th – DVD Showing: “Dirt Poor, Badly Bred and Improperly Prepared
    Missing Nutrients in Modern Food”

See you soon!

Lisa

Wise Traditions Conference on Instagram

img_20161101_190314Hi all,

If you are not attending the Wise Traditions Conference this year and would like to see what the conference is like, follow me on Instagram November 10-14.

https://www.instagram.com/eugene_chapter_wapf/

I’ll be posting photos and short descriptions from the conference. Starting my travels today.

Lisa