December 2017: From The Editor

Hi all,

We have events coming up!  I’ve written out many events dates in 2018, so read everything then take a moment to mark your calendars.


Steering Committee Meeting:

In January we will hold an informal “Steering Committee” Meeting.

(Look for information about the date as soon as we confirm room availability).

Let us know how you would like to be involved!

This meeting is for people who would like to contribute a little time and energy to helping  the Eugene Chapter run smoothly in 2018.  We will discuss what events the Chapter will undertake in the new year and who will make these things happen.

If you appreciate the work that the Weston A. Price Foundation does, please consider volunteering.  We have room for all types of skills and involvement level.  Just find a place where your own unique skills and interests can contribute to this wonderful community of traditional-foods enthusiasts.

I would like to thank a few of our wonderful volunteers who helped in 2017:

  • Megan, who has been the potluck coordinator for the last couple of years (She is ready to turn this job over to a new person – could this be you?).
  • Rouanna, who has been showing the DVDs each month and helped staff our booth at Fun with Fermentation.
  • Janice, who set up the Eugene Chapter QuickBooks account this year and handled all of our financial data.
  • Mary, who recently volunteered to schedule the room at Natural Grocers for our DVD showings and Potlucks, and post events to Eugene Weekly.
  • Sarah, who recently began work on a Facebook page for our chapter.
  • We need you too!  See Get Involved! for ideas.

Thank you everyone!  I couldn’t do it all without you!


Potlucks:

Potlucks occur once per month.

Dates rotate to include different days of the week, check the newsletter for information.

Recently we have been rotating days of the week to accommodate different schedules.  We’d like to hear from you!  What days work best for you?  Contact Us


DVDs:

Fourth Friday of each month (except for December).

In 2018 the DVD showings are:

  • January 26: Mindful Conception
    Kim Schuette
    All about having a Healthy Pregnancy.
  • February 23: Nourish Your Neurons: Preventing Alzheimer’s with Good Nutrition
    Amy Berger
    How to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s.
  • March 23: Part III GAPS, How to Cook
    Kim Schuette
  • April 27: Bringing Up Baby – Foods for Optimal Growth and Development
    Sally Fallon
  • May 25
  • June 22
  • July 27
  • August 24
  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 23

Mark your calendars!


GAPS Support Group:

First Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm

Alive Holistic Clinic:
1902 Jefferson Street,
Eugene, OR.

Lead by: Mary Ruddick & Ann Tepperman

Upcoming dates:

  • December 7
  • January 4
  • February 1
  • March 1
  • April 5
  • May 3
  • June 7
  • July 5
  • August 2
  • September 6
  • October 4
  • November 1
  • December 6

Please check with Mary or Ann for any changes.

More info about GAPS: eugenewestonaprice.org/gaps


Important Information from The Weston A. Price Foundation:

Good News About the Soy Health Claim: NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP!

I have some very good news to report: In response to our 2008 petition, the FDA has proposed to revoke the heart health claim for soy protein!

But there is still work to do. We now need to flood the FDA with comments in support of this measure.

Read More >>>

ACTION ALERT: Oppose Alex Azar for Secretary of Health and Human Services!

If confirmed, Azar would head HHS, also known as the Health Department, charged with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential services.

As general council for HHS, Azar participated in the Autism Omnibus Proceedings that denied more than 5,000 claims of vaccine injury to devastated families.

Later, as president of pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s USA division for almost a decade, Azar exploited drug pricing. For example, Eli Lilly’s insulin product, Humulin R U-500, rose 325 percent in price from 2010 to 2015.

Azar’s career also includes a position as board member of the Biotechnology Innovation Association, a trade association that lobbies for manufacturers of biotech products including vaccines and GMOs.

We must fight against this nomination. Please take a moment to let your voice be heard!

Contact Oregon Senators: Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden

Read More >>>

Vaccine Mandates

If the state can tag, track down and force citizens against their will to be injected with biologicals of known and unknown toxicity today, there will be no limit on which individual freedoms the state can take away in the name of the greater good tomorrow.

Read More >>>


The Eugene Meat Collective:

I’d like to introduce you to the Eugene Meat Collective, which is a noble butchery school.  I met them at Fun with Fermentation.

They hold classes here in Eugene, teaching such topics as butchering, sausage making and Pâté classes.  Check them out.

http://eugenemeatcollective.com/
408.489.0819
eugenemeatcollective@gmail.com


We’d like to welcome a new farm to our farm list:

Nourished With Nature
Blake and Julia Bell
Lebanon, OR 97355
541-409-3719

Pastured and organically fed broiler chickens, turkey, bones and organs Pastured and organically fed pork, lard, organs and bones Grass fed and finished beef, lamb, bones and organs Our poultry and pork is supplemented with an organic corn-free, soy-free non-GMO grain ration milled locally.

Email: nourishedwithnature@yahoo.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nourishedwithnatureoregon/

Check out all the farms currently listed at the Eugene Chapter, WAPF Farm List: eugenewestonaprice.org/farms


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

December 11th: Potluck & WT Conference Presentation

Day & Time:

December 11th, 2017
6:30-8:00 PM

Location:

Natural Grocers
201 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR 97401
www.naturalgrocers.com/store-location/eugene

What to bring?

Anything from Nourishing Traditions, the Healthy 4 Life booklet or Recipes of the Week would be wonderful.  A simple homemade meal made from scratch using natural fats is always a great contribution.

Some examples include: a roasted chicken or other meat, meat and vegetable casserole, a dish made with soaked grains, soup using homemade bone broth, pastured egg quiche or other egg dish, organic salad with homemade dressing, steamed or roasted vegetables with butter or cream sauce, fermented vegetables, fresh or cooked fruit with raw whipped cream.

Bring enough to share with everyone and be sure to include some traditional fats!

We’d also like to encourage you to bring your own plate and utensils to help us reduce the use of disposables.  Thanks!

 

Wise Traditions Conference Presentation:

The annual Wise Traditions Conference was in November, and I was able to attend this year.  I will be presenting some photos, handouts and a few samples from the conference to give you a little “taste” of what it was like.

We will also be discussing what presentations from this conference you want to see in as DVDs in 2018.  So please come and give us your opinion!

Wise Traditions 2018 will be in Baltimore, Maryland, November 16-18th.  I highly recommend attending.  Start planning your trip now!


Links:

2017 Wise Traditions Conference | Speakers | Presentations| Schedule | Ride/Room Share | Hotel & Travel | Exhibitor | CEUs | Guided Farm AdventureChildren’s ProgramMenus & Recipes | Chapter Meeting

GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE SOY HEALTH CLAIM: NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP!

GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE SOY HEALTH CLAIM: NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP!

 

Dear Members of WAPF:

 

I have some very good news to report: In response to our 2008 petition, the FDA has proposed to revoke the heart health claim for soy protein!

 

But there is still work to do. We now need to flood the FDA with comments in support of this measure.

 

ACTION TO TAKE:

 

Please submit a comment to the FDA before the deadline on January 15, 2018!

 

You can do it online: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FDA-2017-N-0763

Or write a letter to:

Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305)

Food and Drug Administration

5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061

Rockville, MD   20853

 

If you send a hard copy letter, be sure to include the docket number: FDA-2017-N-0763

 

Begin with the clear statement: “I support FDA’s proposed revocation of the heart health claim for soy protein.”

 

Then include as much or as little as you want. If you have been harmed by soy, be sure to provide that information! And we have some sample talking points below.

 

ADDITIONAL ACTIONS TO TAKE:

 

  1. Send the press release below to your local media.

 

  1. Share this email with all your friends and social networks—we need thousands of people posting comments! (see: https://www.westonaprice.org/good-news-soy-health-claim/)

 

Thank you!

Sally Fallon Morell, President

The Weston A. Price Foundation

 

 

TALKING POINTS

 

  • A substance that causes harm should never be allowed a health claim; soy protein contains many compounds that are scientifically documented to cause health problems.

 

  • The original paper used to justify a health claim was seriously flawed; it only showed that soy lowers cholesterol levels a small amount in a diet that avoids meat; it did not show that consuming soy can prevent heart disease. Subsequent studies indicate that eating soy protein does not even lower cholesterol.

 

  • Soy contributes to low thyroid function; low thyroid function can cause heart disease.

 

  • Soy causes endocrine disruption, including the development of breasts and loss of libido in men.

 

  • Studies show that eating soy increases the risk of stroke in women.

 

  • Both the European Food Safety Authority and the American Heart Association have favored a revocation of any heart health claim for soy protein.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

FDA Proposes Nixing Soy Health Claim

 

FDA PROPOSES NIXING SOY HEALTH CLAIM

RESPONSE TO PETITION BY INTERNATIONAL NUTRITION GROUP

 

WASHINGTON, DC, November 5, 2017. In response to a petition by the Weston A. Price Foundation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed revoking authorization allowing food manufacturers to claim that soy protein reduces heart attack risk.

 

“We are proposing a rule to revoke a health claim for soy protein and heart disease,” said a statement from Susan Mayne, director of the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. “For the first time, we have considered it necessary to propose a rule to revoke a health claim because numerous studies published since the claim was authorized in 1999 have presented inconsistent findings on the relationship between soy protein and heart disease.”

 

“The FDA’s proposal is a great step forward and very helpful to the public,” said Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation. “A product as problematic as soy protein should carry a health warning rather than a health claim.”

 

For many years, the Weston A. Price Foundation, a non-profit nutrition education organization, has provided information to the public showing that naturally occurring soy toxins can cause thyroid disorders and endocrine disruption. The Foundation submitted its petition to revoke the health claim in 2006.

 

Proponents for the health claim argue that since soy lacks cholesterol and saturated fat, it may provide health benefits by slightly lowering “bad” LDL-cholesterol. “But we’ve since learned that not every way of lowering cholesterol has benefits, and some things that do lower cholesterol actually have shown harm, (and) what we know is that there was never any clinical trials ever that showed eating more soy improves heart health,” said Dr. Karol Watson, a cardiologist and director of the UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center.

 

In 2008, the American Heart Association stated that there was not enough evidence to claim a strong link between soy protein and the reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Now, “while some evidence continues to suggest a relationship between soy protein and a reduced risk of heart disease — including evidence reviewed by the FDA when the claim was authorized — the totality of currently available scientific evidence calls into question the certainty of this relationship,” said the statement from the FDA’s Mayne.

 

“Our review of that evidence has led us to conclude that the relationship between soy protein and heart disease does not meet the rigorous standard for an FDA-authorized health claim,” the statement said.

 

The FDA’s proposed rule to reverse the claim sets in motion a 75-day public comment period. The comments, along with all related research, will be reviewed to consider whether the rule will become final. If it does, the FDA said, a qualified health claim may be permitted if the agency feels there is evidence to support one—an action that the Weston A. Price Foundation will also oppose.

 

“Legally, the FDA cannot allow a qualified health claim for foods known to cause harm,” stated Fallon Morell.

 

The comment period is from Oct. 31, 2017 to January 15, 2018.

 

The docket number is FDA-2017-N-0763.  The link for comments is

https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FDA-2017-N-0763

 

or submit comments to

 

Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305)

Food and Drug Administration

5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061

Rockville, MD   20853

 

The Weston A. Price Foundation is a Washington, DC-based nutrition education 501(c)(3) with the mission of disseminating science-based information on diet and health. WAPF publishes a quarterly journal for its 16,000 members, supports 600 local chapters worldwide and hosts a yearly international conference. Contact at (202) 363-4394, westonaprice.org, info@westonaprice.org.

 

 

CONTACT: Kimberly Hartke, publicist

Hartke Communications

703-860-2711, Kimberly@hartkepr.com

 

 

 

 

 

westonaprice.org
(202) 363-4394

We hope you will support the Weston A. Price Foundation in its efforts to restore nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. westonaprice.org

ACTION ALERT: Oppose Alex Azar for Secretary of Health and Human Services!

This comes to us from The Weston A. Price Foundation.  Please take a moment to read it and then contact Oregon Senators:Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden


ACTION ALERT

Oppose Alex Azar for Secretary of Health and Human Services!

https://www.westonaprice.org/oppose-alex-azar-secretary-health-human-services/

Despite his promises to “drain the swamp,” President Trump has nominated Alex Azar, former President of the U.S. division of drug company Eli Lilly, as Secretary of the United States Department of Human and Health Services (HHS.)

If confirmed, Azar would head HHS, also known as the Health Department, charged with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential services.

Although Azar has experience as both general counsel and former deputy secretary of HHS under President George W. Bush, he is the wrong person for the job!

As general council for HHS, Azar participated in the Autism Omnibus Proceedings that denied more than 5,000 claims of vaccine injury to devastated families.

Later, as president of pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s USA division for almost a decade, Azar exploited drug pricing. For example, Eli Lilly’s insulin product, Humulin R U-500, rose 325 percent in price from 2010 to 2015.

Azar’s career also includes a position as board member of the Biotechnology Innovation Association, a trade association that lobbies for manufacturers of biotech products including vaccines and GMOs.

We must fight against this nomination. Please take a moment to let your voice be heard!

 

TAKE ACTION

ACTION #1:

Contact both of your United States Senators and urge them to oppose Alex Azar’s confirmation.   You can find out who represents you at: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

 

Phone calls have a greater impact than emails. You can leave a very short message (“I urge my Senator to oppose Alex Azar’s confirmation for Secretary of HHS.”) Be clear and concise about why this issue matters to you and/or the people in your community. You can use some of the talking points below to help you get your thoughts in order.

 

If you do use email, be sure to use a clear subject line (“Oppose Alex Azar for Secretary of HHS”), and keep it short, but personal.

ACTION #2:

Email President Trump and respectfully let him know you oppose Alex Azar as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Again, a very short message is all that is needed.

Click here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

 

TALKING POINTS & MORE INFORMATION

 

  • Alex Azar is the wrong person for Secretary of Health and Human Services. He has many conflicts of interest and a track record for putting his corporate interests first.

 

 

 

  • If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Azar would oversee the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – which runs programs like Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Obamacare, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the Indian Health Service (IHS), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). http://fortune.com/2017/11/13/trump-alex-azar-hhs-eli-lilly/

 

Remember, your involvement and activism works!

westonaprice.org
(202) 363-4394

We hope you will support the Weston A. Price Foundation in its efforts to restore nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. westonaprice.org


Oregon Senators:

Merkley, Jeff – (D – OR)
Class II
313 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3753
Wyden, Ron – (D – OR)
Class III
221 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5244

Fun with Fermentation – October 1, 2017

The 9th Annual Fun with Fermentation Festival is this weekend!  And the Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation will be there!

Come join us!  Stop by the Weston A. Price booth and say “hi”.

Sunday, October 1st
11am to 4pm

SAMPLES-DEMONSTRATIONS-BEER GARDEN

Lane Community College Downtown
101 West 10th Avenue
Download Free Bus Pass
Buy Tickets
Keynote Speakers
Kirsten and Christopher Shockey
Authors of Fiery Ferments

Presentation at 1pm
World Ferments:
A tour of the pungent condiments we crave

Book Signing at 2:30pm
Additional demonstrations:

11:15am Fermented Foods for Optimal Health
11:30am Savory Sauerkraut and Fire Cider
12:00pm Sourdough Basics
2:45pm Flower and Leaf Ferments
3:00pm Meat Fermentation: Sauerbraten

Plus 25 vendors sampling fermented foods, drinks and supplies for making your own!
Activation Foods, Camas Country Mill, Camas Swale Farm, Down To Earth, Eugene Meat Collective, Eva Herbucha, Falling Sky Home Brewing, Ferment Works, GloryBee, Herbal Junction, Lane County Master Recycler Program, Mountain Rose Herbs, Natural Grocers, Oregon Brineworks, Pickled Planet, Three Sisters Nixtamal, Weston A Price Foundation

BEER
Agrarian, Falling Sky, Oakshire, Hop Valley
CIDER
Wildcraft Cider Works
MEAD
Nectar Creek
KOMBUCHA
Elevate, Humm

Suggested Donation: $10
Or $5 with two cans of food (for FOOD for Lane County)

Kids12 and under get in free
and can play in the KIDZONE

Amazing Raffle Items!
Raffle proceeds to support
Double Up Food Bucks Program
Interested in Volunteering?
We still have a couple shifts to fill, and you get in for free!

http://www.sustainableeugene.com/fun-with-fermentation

Support a study of vaccinated vs. un-vaccinated children

ACTION ALERT

 

Support a study of vaccinated vs. un-vaccinated children

 

Proponents of vaccines claim that they save lives and protect children’s health. Yet the most basic of comparisons between unvaccinated children and vaccinated children has never been done. The government has never conducted a single study looking at the overall health of a vaccinated vs. an unvaccinated population.

 

Now we have a chance to fight for the science needed to make truly informed decisions about vaccines. U.S. Representative Bill Posey has introduced a bill calling for a comprehensive study comparing the health outcomes in vaccinated populations versus unvaccinated populations in the United States.

 

The Weston A. Price Foundation believes such a study is long overdue. Americans are seeing an explosion in chronic disease and disability in our children including ADHD and learning disabilities, asthma, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, juvenile diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, seizures, encephalitis (brain swelling), and autism.

 

Could some of this be connected to the fact that the vaccine schedule has tripled since the 1980’s, and children now receive 69 doses of 16 vaccines?

 

A recent independent pilot study showed that unvaccinated children have lower incidences of allergies and neurodevelopmental disorders than vaccinated children:

http://www.cmsri.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/MawsonStudyHealthOutcomes5.8.2017.pdf

 

We need a larger, comprehensive study, recognized by the U.S. government.   Representative Posey has been arguing for such a study for years; check out this video of a 2012 hearing, in which he confronts a CDC official about the CDC’s failure to study vaccinated vs. un-vaccinated outcomes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNWTOmEi_6A.

 

If H.R. 3615 passes, the study could prove a turning point for vaccine policy in our country – and the future of our children. Please take a few moments to urge your U.S. Representative to support H.R. 3615!

 

 

TAKE ACTION

 

ACTION #1:

 

Contact your U.S. Representative and urge them to SUPPORT H.R. 3615. You can find out who represents you at: www.house.gov/representatives/find/ or by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

 

Phone calls have a greater impact than emails. You can leave a very short message (“I urge my Representative to support H.R. 3615) or ask to speak to the staffer who handles health issues, and have a conversation to increase your impact. Be clear and concise about why this issue matters to you and/or the people in your community. You can use some of the talking points below to help you get your thoughts in order.

 

If you do use email, be sure to use a clear subject line (“Support HR 3615”), and keep it short, but personal.

 

 

ACTION #2:

 

Does this issue REALLY matter to you? Nothing has a greater impact than meeting with your legislator or their staff face-to-face! And now is a great time, because Congress is recessed and the Reps are back in their home districts – near you.

 

Find out who your Rep is at www.house.gov/representatives/find/ and then click on their name to visit their website. Under Contact, they will have information for both their DC and their district offices – contact the district office nearest you and ask about meeting. If the Rep’s schedule is already packed, say that you’d be happy to meet with the staff – that truly does make a difference!

 

Once you have a meeting scheduled, you can contact WAPF for more tips on how to make it as effective and impactful as possible: info@westonaprice.org

 

 

ACTION #3:

 

Email Representative Bill Posey and thank him for his brave introduction of H.R. 3615. https://posey.house.gov/forms/writeyourrep/

 

 

 

TALKING POINTS & MORE INFORMATION

 

View the bill here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3615

 

 

  • We need a study that evaluates the health outcomes among children who have and have not been vaccinated according to the federally recommended vaccine schedule.

 

  • Even though America has one of the highest child vaccination rates in the world and spends the most on health care, our children are among the sickest in the developed world, crippled by chronic disease and disability including; ADHD and learning disabilities, asthma, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, juvenile diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, seizures, encephalitis (brain swelling), and autism. A vaccinated vs. un-vaccinated study would provide vital information to help improve the wellbeing of our children.

 

 

  • A recent study by the Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute (CMSRI) shows cause for concern. This study found children 6-12 years old were more likely to be diagnosed with pneumonia, otitis media, allergies and neurodevelopmental disorders if they were vaccinated.

 

http://www.cmsri.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/MawsonStudyHealthOutcomes5.8.2017.pdf

 

This study concluded that vaccination coupled with preterm birth was associated with increasing odds of an NDD (defined as a learning disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder.)

http://www.cmsri.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/MawsonStudyPretermBirth5.8.2017.pdf

 

Excellent article on the first study: http://info.cmsri.org/the-driven-researcher-blog/vaccinated-vs.-unvaccinated-guess-who-is-sicker?utm_campaign=Driven%20Researcher%20Subscription&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=51549520&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–XHYNDgRo7iqTWz3nnF5tFFMOdDqbQ7p_EOiMVTMi20XWgxDMMwdnk3jF2I3IMqDFS9fyucHnXy0k_Ix36UjLPgMxLvwiW9jnH0kIm_w26jGa-R48&_hsmi=51549520

 

 

Remember, your involvement and activism works!

August 2017: From The Editor

Hi all,

Beautiful yellow, raw, grass-fed butter

Beautiful yellow, raw, grass-fed butter, made for our July potluck by one of our local participants.

We have events coming up!


Here are some photos of our last potluck:

 We liked Natural Grocers, and will be returning there in for our potluck in August.

New Farm in Creswell: Lucky Ladies Farm

Lucky Ladies FarmHi, my name is Kristin and I’m a new farmer in Creswell. I have shares of pork available this fall that I thought might be of special interest to some of your members. These are rotationally pastured, heritage breed pigs being fed a corn and soy free diet (not certified organic, but locally sourced non-GMO grains and legumes, as well as goat whey and apples). There are only a few shares left but I would love if this offer could be passed on, as convenient for you.

Name: Kristin
Email: kristineppspdx@gmail.com

Three half shares available of pastured Gloucester Old Spot/Large Black pigs. The Livestock Conservancy lists both breeds as threatened, despite their hardiness and excellent pork quality. Besides pasture, their diet has been supplemented with fermented grain and field peas (corn/soy/GMO free), apples, and goat milk and whey.

They should weigh 250-300lbs by October. I am asking $3.00/lb hanging weight, which is the weight after slaughter but before butchering; it’s about 72% of the live weight, so half of a 300lb hog would be about 108lbs hanging weight. Some more weight is lost during the butchering process, depending on what cuts a person chooses. If someone wants all sausage or boneless cuts and doesn’t want any of the fat or bones or organs, they would get less back than if they want all bone-in cuts and want all the fat for making lard. A good average is that 80% of the hanging weight is returned as cuts, so about 86.4lbs for a half share.

At $3.00/lb hanging weight, a share buyer would pay me about $324 for the half pig. State law requires that the butcher is paid separately. I am using Farmer’s Helper for an on-farm kill (no stressful truck ride for the pigs!); they charge .59/lb for the cutting and packaging, and a $55 kill fee, so for the half pig it would be around $90 to the butcher. Smoking and curing adds more to that – if you wanted your bacon and ham cured instead of getting them fresh, that could add another $20 or so.

So, altogether, $324 to me and $110 to the butcher is $434 for around 86.4lbs of pork, coming out to about $5.02/lb for what you take home.

Find out more about their farming practices at:


August 17: Natural Grocers 62nd Anniversary

The Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation will have a booth at this event!  Stop by to say “hi” and pick up a few brochures.

Day & Time:

August 17th
12-4 PM
(I may just do a couple hours of that)

Location:

Natural Grocers
201 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR 97401

Website:

www.naturalgrocers.com/store-location/eugene


August 25th: DVD Redeeming Bread: How to Make Einkorn Sourdough

by Min Kim

I have a couple of Einkorn cookbooks for you to view before the movie.

Time:

DVD begins at 6:30 PM

Location:

Market of Choice
67 West 29th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405
(Upstairs in the Community Room)

Cost:

Free.  Donations encouraged.

Description:

Learn how to hand-craft sourdough bread that has been fermented for forty-two hours. This bread is not overly sour and has a light and airy texture. This is a no-knead technique that anyone can do at home to produce beautiful artisan bread.

Min Kim
has been a domestic engineer for the past twenty-two years.  Upon learning about traditional foods and the Weston A. Price Foundation five years ago, she pledged to her family that food would taste better than what they were used to.  This led her to learn and perfect a sourdough bread technique that not only is nourishing and kind to the body, but also is flavorful without being overly sour, and has a light and airy texture.  She now provides real sourdough bread to local families and also teaches classes on how to make this bread at home.

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

 


August 29th: PotluckDSC09336-150x150

Day & Time:

August 29th

6:30 – 8:00 PM

(formerly 6:00)

Location:

Natural Grocers
201 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR 97401

Website:

www.naturalgrocers.com/store-location/eugene

Demo:

I will be presenting a demo on sauerkraut, kimchi and mixed fermented veggies.

 


September 7th: GAPS Support Group

Date & Time:

September 7th, 2017
7:15 PM
(The first Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm)

Location:

Alive Holistic Clinic:
1902 Jefferson Street,
Eugene, OR.

Lead by: Mary Ruddick & Ann Tepperman

The Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) program is a healing regime based on change of diet to allow the body to detoxify and heal. It was originally designed for healing autistic children, but since that initial research, it has also been found to heal numerous other health problems, including ADD, MS, autoimmune disorders, digestive disorders, dyslexia, IC, mood disorders, nervous system disorders, epilepsy, etc.

Read more: eugenewestonaprice.org/gaps


September 22nd: DVD – Traditional Foods for Preventing Tooth Decay & Gum Disease

Postponed.  Stay tuned for more info.

This is a great presenter and great topic!  His other talks have been very popular.

At Market of Choice


October 1st: Fun With Fermentation

The Eugene Chapter, WAPF has participated at this event for many years.  This year it has moved from January to October, which is a perfect time to think about ferments!

Day & Time:

Sunday, October 1st
11 AM – 4 PM

Location:

Lane Community College
101 W 10th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401

 


October 5th: GAPS Support Group

Coming up next month.  Save the date!

Alive Holistic Clinic


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

July 2017 Potluck in Review

We had our first potluck at Natural Grocers in Eugene.  I’d say the space worked very well for us.

I demonstrated making Beet Kvass, and we had some lively questions about fermentation.  We enjoyed some lovely food and wonderful companionship.

Butter

Beautiful yellow, raw, grass-fed butter, made by one of our local participants.

Organic green salad

Organic green salad

Soaked quinoa salad

Soaked quinoa salad

My plate

My plate: uncured ham, raw butter, olives, green salad, homemade crackers, sauerkraut, pesto dressing, roast chicken, kefir and beet kvass.

Potluck at Natural Grocers

Potluck at Natural Grocers

Homemade crackers & raw butter

Homemade crackers & raw butter

What did you think of it?  Please share your comments about using this space in the comments below.

July 28: DVD Showing – The PHO (Partially Hydrogenated Oils) Public Health Disaster– the Complete Story

The PHO (Partially Hydrogenated Oils) Public Health Disaster– the Complete Story

by Dr. Gerald McNeill, 75 min.

July 28, 2017

DVD begins at 6:30 PM

Location:

Market of Choice
67 West 29th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405
(Upstairs in the Community Room)

Cost:

Free.  Donations encouraged.

Description: 

About 50 years ago, a glut of soybean in the U.S. lead to the introduction of a new chemical process: “partially hydrogenated oils” (PHO). The process converts liquid oils into semi-solid shortenings that have the same texture as butter and other animal fats. The process is extremely versatile and many new textures were created, displacing butter and leading to a golden age in the baking and snack food industries.

Eventually, nutrition science discovered that the main fat in PHO, trans fat, was ten times worse than saturated fat. On June 18th 2015 the FDA announced that PHO were no longer GRAS (generally recognized as safe). This presentation will discuss the events leading to the adoption of PHO, to a major decline in public health and finally a recovery with the elimination of trans fat from the food supply.

Dr. Gerald McNeill is currently vice president of research and development of IOI Loders Croklaan, with responsibility for the development of trans-fat free, palm oil-based solutions for North America. Joining IOI Loders Croklaan from Unilever Research UK, he led a team to develop enzyme-based processes for the modification of fats and oils, and initiated a discovery program for the development of nutritional lipids. Prior to Unilever, Dr. McNeill carried out various aspects of fats and oils research at public research institutions including the National Dairy Research Centre in Ireland, USDA ARS in Philadelphia, Hanover University in Germany and Nagoya University in Japan. Dr. McNeill took his doctoral degree in biochemistry at Galway University, Ireland.

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.

July 2017: From The Editor

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Fireworks over a glowing glass of fresh lime juice virgin margarita!

Hi all,

I hope you all had a great 4th of July!  I had a very nice time hanging out with family and new friends.

We have events coming up!


But first, I posted some photos of our last potluck:


July 6: 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:


July 18: Potluck & Beet Kvass Demo

We are trying something new!  Natural Grocers is graciously allowing us to use their space for some events.

Location:

Natural Grocers
201 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR 97401

Date & Time:

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017Beet Kvass
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Website:

www.naturalgrocers.com/store-location/eugene

Demo:

I will be presenting a demo on making fermented Beet Kvass, and we will discuss other fermented foods.

 


 July 28: DVD Showing – The PHO Public Health Disaster– the Complete Story

by Dr. Gerald McNeill, 75 min.

Description: 

About 50 years ago, a glut of soybean in the U.S. lead to the introduction of a new chemical process: “partially hydrogenated oils” (PHO). The process converts liquid oils into semi-solid shortenings that have the same texture as butter and other animal fats. The process is extremely versatile and many new textures were created, displacing butter and leading to a golden age in the baking and snack food industries.

Eventually, nutrition science discovered that the main fat in PHO, trans fat, was ten times worse than saturated fat. On June 18th 2015 the FDA announced that PHO were no longer GRAS (generally recognized as safe). This presentation will discuss the events leading to the adoption of PHO, to a major decline in public health and finally a recovery with the elimination of trans fat from the food supply.

Gerald P. McNeill, PhD The PHO Public Health Disaster – the Complete Story Saturday 11:00-12:15 About 50 years ago, a glut of soybean in the U.S. lead to the introduction of a new chemical process: “partially hydrogenated oils” (PHO). The process converts liquid oils into semi-solid shortenings that have the same texture as butter and other animal fats. The process is extremely versatile and many new textures were created, displacing butter and leading to a golden age in the baking and snack food industries. Eventually, nutrition science discovered that the main fat in PHO, trans fat, was ten times worse than saturated fat. On June 18th 2015 the FDA announced that PHO were no longer GRAS (generally recognized as safe). This presentation will discuss the events leading to the adoption of PHO, to a major decline in public health and finally a recovery with the elimination of trans fat from the food supply.

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

 


August 3rd: GAPS Support Group

Coming up next month.  Save the date!


August 25th: DVD Redeeming Bread: How to Make Einkorn Sourdough

Coming up next month.  Save the date!

At Market of Choice


August 29th: Potluck

Coming up next month.  Save the date!

At Natural Grocers


September 7th: GAPS Support Group

Coming up.  Save the date!


 September 22nd: DVD – Traditional Foods for Preventing Tooth Decay & Gum Disease

Coming up.  Save the date!

At Market of Choice


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