Your vote is needed – Call for NIH to 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:


“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.”


  1. Go to and click on the “VOTE” button.
  1. If you are new to, 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



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:
Join here:


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


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


“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.


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 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:


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.


– 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:

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



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:

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!


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.

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


October 2016: From the Editor

dsc09259Hi all,

Welcome to Autumn!

I know, I didn’t get a September newsletter out.  It’s been a rough last couple of months and this is the best I can do right now.


Upcoming Eugene Chapter Events:

Potluck Host Needed!

Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation is an all VOLUNTEER organization.  So if you’d like to see more happen, please let us know what you’d like to contribute.

Right now we need a volunteer to host our October potluck.  If you can offer your house, please contact our potluck coordinator, Megan to arrange a time that works for you.

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


GAPS Support Group:

Throughout 2012-2015 Cherie Anello, NTP offered regular Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Support Group meetings. Due to an injury, she has not been able to offer these since mid 2015.

Thankfully, Mary Ruddick has offered to take over the task.  The GAPS Support Group will begin holding monthly meetings on October 6th.



Instagram Post: French Fries

I posted about making french fries using beef tallow, and thought you might like to see it.



October DVD Showing:

Adrenal Health, How to Get Your Mojo Back
Philip Weeks, MH, LAc.
90 min. long

Note: Due to the holidays there will be no DVD showings in November or December.



The annual Wise Traditions Conference is coming up in November.  This year it is in Montgomery, Alabama!

Seventeenth International Conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation
Montgomery Renaissance Hotel & Spa, Montgomery, Alabama

Friday, November 11th through Sunday, November 13th
Plus additional sessions on Monday, November 14th


Visit for conference details

(540) 722-7104 *


Focus on Holistic Dental Care

Sunday November 13

Concerned about amalgam fillings?  Questions about root canals? Looking for the right kind of orthodontics for your child?

You won’t want to miss the Holistic Dental Track at Wise Traditions 2016, featuring the following fascinating speakers:


Louisa Williams, MS, DC, ND

Mercury Amalgam Detoxification:


Ramiel Nagel

Heal and Prevent Tooth Decay and Gum Disease the Natural Way


Raymond Silkman, DDS

Dental/Cranial Development Its Impact on Overall Health


Lorie Stevens, RDH, DMD, MAGD, AIAOMT

Your Family’s Dental Health: Extract the Truth


Lorie Miller Stevens, RDH, DMD, MAGD, AIAOMT

Presentations on Many Subjects:

Fertility, Pregnancy & Healthy Children • Men’s Health • Elder Care • Treating Autism

Vaccination Dangers & Alternatives • Diabetes & Weight Loss • Farming & Gardening

Cooking & Lifestyle • Holistic Dentistry • Guided Farm Visit


You will experience:

44 expert speakers •  85 exhibitors  •  5 nutrient-dense meals, including awards banquet

3 breakfast fundraisers supporting • Over 1000 lively fellow attendees


Member Discounts • Day Passes • Scholarships • Free Exhibit Hall • Free Friday Evening Film

CEUs for some professions • Room Share • Ride Share

Visit for conference details

(540) 722-7104 *

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.


Other Eugene Events:

Vaccine presentation in Eugene:

This comes to us from a local vaccine-choice activist.



Local Naturopath quotes WAPF:

Local naturopathic physician, Dr. Miriam Mazure-Mitchell ND, posted an article in her newsletter quoting the Weston A. Price Foundation!  How cool is that?



Fun with Fermentation – Save the Date:

The annual Fun with Fermentation Festival will be January 14, 2017.


Check out our website:

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


– Lisa

August Events 2016

Hi all,

Our August Traditional Food Tasting and Potluck in the Park is a very special event this summer!

Traditional Food Tasting & Potluck in the Park:

This is a special event and we’d love everyone to attend.  For those of you who have never attended our potlucks before we will have samples and a discussion about traditional foods!  And for our regular attendees we’ll have a potluck and opportunity to enjoy great food, engaging conversation, and this beautiful location!

Bring a Guest!

The potluck is optional, so come and enjoy samples if you’ve never attended before. Please bring a guest as this will be a great event for new people to learn about and taste traditional foods!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

12:00 noon to 2:00 PM

Download Flier


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


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

DVD Showing:

Friday, August 26th, 2016

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

Location: Market of Choice

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…

Read More >>>

In Other News:

image003WAPF Fundraising Drive!

Our parent organization, The Weston A. Price Foundation, is having a fundraising drive in order to continue its many efforts to improve the health of people everywhere.  The Eugene Chapter will be sending a donation, won’t you join us?

“Two weeks ago we announced our fundraising drive, with a goal of $100,000.  I am happy to report that after just two weeks, we have achieved half our goal! But we still have a ways to go.  You can help us achieve our goal.  We welcome donations of any size….”

Do you find our extensive website useful?  Do you enjoy our presence on Facebook and other social media sites?  Have you or members of your family benefited from our nutrition information?

Then please support our work with a donation.  Just go to to donate online. You may also phone the office or send a check.”

Read More >>>

Check out our website:

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

Follow me on Instagram

You can also follow me on Instagram @eugene_chapter_wapf to see what I’ve been up to lately.


– Lisa

July Events 2016 – Eugene Chapter WAPF


Hi all,

Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!

We’ve got more special events in store for you this summer!


July Events by the Eugene Chapter, WAPF


July 2016 Farm visit with potluck and U-pick

Saturday, July 16, 2016 POTLUCK and U-Pick Farm Visit
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Cheviot Hill Sheep Farm, 84320 N Enterprise Rd, Pleasant Hill.



July 2016 DVD showing: Miracles of Magnetism

Friday, July 29th, 2016

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

Location: Market of Choice

Did you know that magnetism is necessary for life?? Research indicates it is!? Did you know that magnetism reduces free radicals in the body?? This slows aging….

Read More >>>

August Events by the Eugene Chapter, WAPF

Save the date!  Saturday, August 27, 2016 We have some special treats planned!  This would be a good one to invite friends to come along with you.  We will provide more details in the August newsletter.

August 2016 Potluck Picnic in the Park

Other Local Events:

Physics of Bacteria

Physics of Bacteria

Located at: Whirled Pies at Cozmic, 199 W 8th Ave, Eugene

It is not a WAPF event, but we thought it might be interesting to local members.

Each of our bodies is home to trillions of microbes, mostly resident in our digestive tract, that form a complex ecosystem whose structure and dynamics remain largely mysterious….

Read More >>>

In Other News:

Natural Recovery from Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue – just one of the many topics to be covered!

The 2016 Wise Traditions Conference is coming in November! Check out the fabulous lineup!

Michael Schmidt and his efforts to bring fresh, clean raw milk to Canadians continues

Biodynamic farmer, Michael Schmidt in Canada, needs help now!

For over 22 years, Michael has been valiantly working to bring fresh, clean raw milk to Canadians. Through years of government harassment, Michael has persevered. Now, the Canadian government is attempting to shut down his farm by their continued criminalization of the herd share at Glencolton farms…

Read More >>>

BREAKING: Senate expected to vote tomorrow to ban GMO labeling

I sent out an action alert about the Senate vote scheduled for 7/6/16. I’ll post updates here if I have any.

Check out our website:

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

Follow me on Instagram

You can also follow me on Instagram @eugene_chapter_wapf to see what I’ve been up to lately.


– Lisa

More June Newsletter

Hi all,

I’ve been getting some great info sent to me and thought I would pass it on to you.

I hope everyone is keeping cool today.  Personally I think I’m melting.  This is much too hot (especially for early June!).

Our potluck at the U-Pick farm will be June 11th if the weather cooperates.  I’ll send out a reminder midweek.

Are you planning on attending?  Just curious how many to expect.


– Lisa