This is not a Weston A. Price event, but we thought it might be of interest to some of our members. We posted about a similar event here.

Science Pub Eugene: Microbiome

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

A Crash Course in the Microbiome of the Digestive Tract

With Sue Ishaq, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology at the University of Oregon



February 8, 2018 | Doors open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
With the rise of research into the microorganisms that live in the digestive tract, “you are what you eat” has taken on a new meaning.  These complex microbial communities help the host get the most nutritional value out of their food, they teach the immune system “friend” from “foe”, and they make up a fundamental part of our physiology.  But, these gut communities can have dramatic effects on health.  In this talk, microbial ecologist Sue Ishaq will give a crash course in the gut microbiome, including the effect of maternal influences, diet, and probiotics, and discuss current research in animals and humans.


Sue is a research professor at the University of Oregon, in the Biology and the Built Environment center, who studies how humans affect the indoor microbiome and how it affects us back.  She got her Bachelor’s in animal science from the University of Vermont in 2007, and her PhD in Animal, Nutrition, and Food Sciences from UVM in 2015.  Her doctoral study focused on the rumen microbiome of moose, as well as a number of other wild and domestic animal species.  Prior to taking a position at UO, Sue was at Montana State University for two years studying microbial ecology in animals and soil.


Science Pub Eugene is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: sciencepub@omsi.edu.


Sally Fallon Morell speaking in Portland in January!

Foods by Nature Expo
Portland, Oregon
January 13 and 14, 2018
Only $10 in advance


Sally Fallon Morell will be joining other leading expert speakers at the Foods by Nature Expo

Foods by Nature Expo is a consumer show featuring many exhibitors inspired by the traditions of Weston A. Price. Cost is only $10 advance, $12 at the door and children 10 and under are free. Where could you possibly pay such an affordable price and hear Sally and these other speakers? Please share with your friends on facebook/foodsbynatureexpo.

Find ticketing and more details about the event at www.foodsbynatureexpo.com.

Carpool to Portland:

If you’d like to carpool to Portland for this event, contact us!


Kiran Krishnan

Kiran Krishnan is a research microbiologist whose focus is the human microbiome and wellness. With his particular expertise in the newest frontier in microbiology, gut commensal spore bacteria, Kiran is a frequent lecturer, largely to national and international medical audiences, but also


Sally Fallon Morell

Sally Fallon received a Bachelors Degree in English with honors from Stanford University, and a Masters Degree in English with high honors from UCLA. Mrs. Fallon is founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation (westonaprice.org) and editor of the Foundation’s


Nora Gedgaudas

Nora Gedgaudas is a widely recognized expert on what is popularly referred to as the “Paleo diet”. She is the author of the international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and A Longer Life. She


Robb Wolf

Robb Wolf author and contributor to many books including…The Paleo Solution, 30 Day Paleo Transformation Guide, Paleo on a Budget Guide, Paleo Dining Out Guide and his newest Wired To Eat Robb has created a scientifically sound yet very easy-to-understand


Dr. Dean Bonlie

  Dr. Dean Bonlie, DDS has been involved in full-time research and development in bio-magnetism for twenty-five years.  His scientific theory on the action of magnetism on living tissue has been validated by numerous studies, making him a widely accepted


Christina Hildebrand

Christina Hildebrand is Founder and President of A Voice for Choice, Inc. and is passionate about ensuring people know what they are putting into their bodies – be it food, air, water or medications.  She advocates promoting people’s rights to



Saturday, January 13th, 2018

  • 10:00am  Expo Opens
  • 10:30-11:30 Kiran Krishnan
  • 1:00-2:00pm Nora Gedgaudas
  • 3:00-4:00pm Sally Fallon Morell
  • 4:45-5:15pm  Michelle Perro, MD
  • 6:00pm  Expo Closes – reopens at 10am tomorrow

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

  • 10:00am Expo Opens
  • 10:30-11:30 Dr. Dean Bonlie, DDS
  • 12:30-1:30pm  Sally Fallon Morell
  • 2:00-3:00pm  Christina Hildebrand
  • 3:30-4:30pm  Tyler Boggs
  • 5:00pm Expo Closes – Thank you for coming, see you next year!


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


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

Agrarian, Falling Sky, Oakshire, Hop Valley
Wildcraft Cider Works
Nectar Creek
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!


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.



October 8th: The Vaccine Friendly Plan

This comes to us from a local vaccine-choice activist.  It is not a WAPF event, and I do not have any additional information.  We include it here as a service to our members.

Oregonians For Medical Freedom hosts a discussion and a Q&A with Dr. Paul Thomas and Jennifer Margulis PhD, authors of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan:  Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health – from Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years

Saturday, October 8th at 3:00pm
Pure Life Chiropractic
315 Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401
Free to the public


Contact: Stacey Black 541-913-9424

More detailed info:

Oregonians for Medical Freedom hosts authors of New Vaccine-Friendly Plan Guide for Families

Acclaimed Portland pediatrician Paul Thomas is Ivy League educated and staunchly pro-vaccine.  He is also pro-science, and thinks parents should be wary of a one-size-fits-all approach that doesn’t take into account differences of patients in terms of medical history, toxin exposure, and timing of vaccines.  Oregonians for Medical Freedom hosts Thomas, together with co-author, award-winning investigative journalist Dr. Jennifer Margulis, to discuss their new book, The Vaccine Friendly Plan, and share research-based answers for families with questions.  Saturday, October 8th 3:00pm at Pure Life Chiropractic, 315 Broadway, Eugene, 97401.  The event is free to the public.

Paul presents his proven approach to protecting childhood health: a new vaccine schedule that that limits over-exposure to the harmful neurotoxins known to be in some vaccines without compromising community immunity.

What I find most compelling about Dr. Paul’s practice is this:  The national average of children diagnosed to have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), according to the CDC, is 1/68.  Doctor Thomas has over 1,000 patients who follow his vaccine-friendly plan and none of them have ASD.  He has over 200 patients that are unvaccinated and none of them have ASD.  He has about 900 patients who were vaccinated according to the CDC guidelines and 15 of them have ASD, that’s about 1/60.

Based on the astounding results from his pediatric practice, as well as data from other credible and scientifically-minded medical doctors, Dr. Paul’s vaccine-friendly protocol gives parents:

  • Recommendations for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth such as his no-Tylenol rule for both expectant moms and infants
  • A slower, evidence-based vaccine schedule that skips some vaccines, and spreads out the associated neurotoxin exposure of others
  •  Advice about how to have an open conversation with health care providers when you have concerns, and how best to advocate for your child
  • How caregivers can communicate to educators when adopting a modified vaccination schedule, especially at registration and back-to-school times
  • A commonsense approach to common illnesses throughout the school year
  • Simple tips and tricks for healthy eating and toxin-free living at any age

An empowering roadmap for first-timers and veteran parents alike, THE VACCINE-FRIENDLY PLAN gives caregivers the information they need to understand both the benefits and the risks of some of the most important decisions they will make for their family.

Below are some articles from the Weston A. Price Foundation you may find interesting:


Physics of Bacteria

 This comes to us from one of our local Eugene Chapter volunteers.  It is not a WAPF event, but we thought it might be interesting to local members.  Many of us have put a lot of work into feeding our bacteria to try to support a healthy innerecosystem.  Now lets go hear what a UO professor who studies bacteria has to say:

Science Pub Eugene: Physics of Bacteria

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

Why Do Bacteria Care About Physics?

With Raghu Parthasarathy, PhD, Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Oregon

Doors open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation

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.

How do bacteria grow, compete, and cooperate in the turbulent environment of the gut? How can the physical structures that microbes form influence their success? How can we develop instruments and experiments that allow us to explore the intestinal microbiota?

In this talk, Physics professor Raghuveer Parthasarathy will describe his lab’s efforts to develop and use microscopy methods to examine microbial communities inside zebrafish, a model organism that makes possible insights into the inner workings of the gut….

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What’s With Wheat? Free until June 30

The producer is allowing free viewing of this video until June 30. Excellent info, some of which I’d heard before, and as usual some new and some giving deeper understanding. Worth the hour. Sally and Natasha are included, and many more. Mareev

Is Oregon Locavore Friendly?

Oregon now ranks 3rd in the nation in being “Locavore Friendly” according to a non-profit food advocacy organization based in Vermont.  Yeah Oregon!

We’re up from 4th place in 2015. Read the full article here: Is Your Home State Locavore Friendly?


Summer Garden Coordinator – Northwest Youth Corps – AmeriCorps

This is not a Weston A. Price Foundation message, this is another email I received that I am passing on because there might be someone interested in this position in our group.  I have no additional information.

Good evening,

My name is Haley and I’m with Northwest Youth Corps. I am trying to reach out to our community to offer a Summer Garden position that is open

We are looking to fill this position immediately, it is an AmeriCorps position, great for someone who is interested in operating their own 2.5
acre CSA this summer.

Experience in gardening, community partnerships, youth, and coordinating volunteers is greatly desired. Position runs from now until late October.

We also have an Outdoor Educator position opening this fall, please see the attached descriptions for more information.

If you know of anyone interested in this type of work, please share or post the attached position description!



Thank you for your time,

Haley de Luca
AmeriCorps Program Manager
Northwest Youth Corps
2621 Augusta Street
Eugene, OR 97403

Introduction to Fermented Dairy Class: April 23

Hi all,

Sorry about sending an additional email, but  Tara Whitsitt of Fermentation on Wheels said there were some technical difficulties with the online ticket sales.  If you tried to sign up and had problems please try again.  It should be working now!

Buy Tickets Here

  • 4/23 – Introductory Dairy Fermentation: Kefir & Yogurt in Downtown Eugene, OR (351 W 10th Ave, Main House, Eugene, OR 97401) from 2 to 4pm / HANDS-ON / $35 RSVP HERE

She says she still has space available, but you need to sign up right away to ensure a space!

More info: http://eugenewestonaprice.org/2016/04/07/fermentation-classes/


In other news, our DVD is tomorrow and our potluck is next week!  Don’t miss them!


– Lisa