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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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

Fun with Fermentation Festival 2014: Jan 11th

The fifth annual Fun with Fermentation Festival is coming up on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 11 am – 4 pm at the Vet’s Club in Eugene.  This is put on by Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance.

The Eugene Chapter will once again have a booth at this event.


The Vet’s Club
1626 Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon


Saturday, January 11, 2014
From 11 am – 4 pm

More details coming in the January newsletter.


VOTE NOW: GMOs are ugly!

This comes to us from Occupy Monsanto.  Help raise GMO awareness by voting for the Fishy Sugar Beet car in the ugliest car contest (I think it is kinda beautiful, and would much rather ride in it than some of the others, but voted for it as ugliest):

We all know that GMOs are ugly… But just how ugly are they?

We were just informed by our friends at the Are We Eating Fishy Food? campaign that Fishy Sugar Beet was nominated for CarTalk’s “Ugliest Car” contest.

Let’s hijack the vote and tell the world just how ugly GMOs really are! If we win, we’ll interject a discussion about GMO, GMO labeling, and GMO ethanol into a nationally syndicated radio show about cars.

Voting will only take 15 seconds of your time, so scroll down & vote for #8:

Have a great weekend,



The other cars are pretty awesome, but don’t vote for them!

Turn Pro with Tim Wightman

This comes to us from the Oregon Raw Milk Producers Association.  They may already be full, but contact Charlotte if you want more info:


This is just a quick reminder that Tim Wightman is headed out here the weekend of September 7th and 8th..

Same seminar each day, so you only need to attend one.

Also – please forward this to anyone you think might be interested – consumer, producer, or someone who wants to get a cow in the future.

Registration is limited to the first 25 to sign up.  Click on this link to register: http://www.rawmilkpro.com/products-page

After clicking on the link above, select either date and click on “Add to Cart” then check out.  Be sure to add dinner if you want to participate in the open forum.

Tim Wightman Seminar

9/7 at Deck Family Farms $55 – 10AM-3PM

9/8 at Champoeg Creamery $55 – 10AM-3PM

Each event followed by a Master Mind Q and A dinner with Tim, $25

Space is limited to the first 25 people to sign up at each event to maximize learning.

  • First 1.5 hours will be reviewing proper milking and cleaning procedures and equipment

Even if you attended the March session at Champoeg Creamery you will still learn from this review.  I have heard from many of you (and me) since then clarifying and trying to remember what Tim presented.  Studies show we need to hear things as many as 5-7 times for it to sink in, this review will be well worth your time.  I know I am still learning MANY new things at each event!

We will discuss how to prepare your dairy animals to transition to winter feed and manage your pastures through the winter and how to properly prepare them for next spring.  Walk the pastures with Tim explaining the various grasses and heights and nutritional values as the season changes

  • Discussion of fertilizers and soil amendments for animal health and quality milk.
  • If anyone wants to conduct a forage and soil test and bring your results, Tim will analyze them with the group.
  •  Learn the proper nutrition and minerals for your cows and goats.
  • Understand what a standard plate count & coliform count is, where to collect them and how to read them.
  • Your questions and concerns as the discussion develops.

Time: 10 AM-3 PM Bring Your Lunch

Mastermind Q&A dinner with Tim $25 4-6 PM after each event.

I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new producers! We always learn tons from each other!!



Charlotte Smith

Oregon Raw Milk Producers Association (ORMPA)

7798 Champoeg Rd NE
St. Paul, OR 97137


May 25: March Against Monstanto

This is not a Eugene Chapter or Weston Price event, but we post it here as a service to our members.  Healthy food begins with no GMO!

March Against Monsanto
Date: Saturday, May 25 2013
Time: 11:00 am PST (2pm EST Everywhere!)
 Location: Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza
Eugene, Oregon

The fight for our food!! Join us for a Rally and March and Party for a sustainable food system. Speakers, Music and more information to be announced as available. This event is being held in conjunction with the worldwide March Against Monsanto. Please spread the word!!

Contact info for Eugene: Lizzy http://on.fb.me/10N8737

This is a Call to Action for a Non-Hierarchical Occupation of Monsanto Everywhere

Whether you like it or not, chances are Monsanto contaminated the food you ate today with chemicals and unlabeled GMOs. Monsanto controls much of the world’s food supply at the expense of food democracy worldwide. This site is dedicated to empowering citizens of the world to take action against Monsanto & it’s enablers like the FDA, USDA, EPA, GMA, BIO, and the processed food companies that use Monsanto’s products.

We urge you to help organize and attend the closest March Against Monsanto taking place everywhere on Saturday, May 25, 2013!

September 21-22: Wise Traditions Conference in Portland!

For the first time ever the Wise Traditions Conference is coming to Oregon!

September 21-22, 2013
Portland, Oregon
Regional Wise Traditions Conference

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 Northeast Airport Way
Portland, OR  97220

Register Now!

We will be offering:
  • A Showcase for Delicious Traditional Food
  • A Unique Opportunity for Health Professionals and Laymen interested in Diet and Health
  • WAPF Networking, Friendship and Fun
Seminars include:
  • Nourishing Traditional Diets
  • The Vital Fat-Soluble Vitamins
  • Myths and Truths About Vegetarian Diets
  • A Healthy Pregnancy
  • Taking the Fear Out of Fermentation
  • Passing the Bone: The Lore and Life of Bone Broth
  • Death by Food Pyramid
  • How to Maintain Optimum Joint Health as We Age
  • Empowering Fertility With a Nutrient-Dense Diet
  • The China Study
  • The Explosion of Autoimmunity
  • Raw Milk Babies
Featured Speakers will include:
  • Sally Fallon Morell, MA
  • Chris Masterjohn, PhD
  • Dale Jacobson DC
  • Kaayla Daniel, PhD
  • Denise Minger
  • Charlotte Smith
  • Nora Gedgaudas
  • Lisa Bianco-Davis
Location and Accommodation
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 Northeast Airport Way
Portland, OR  97220
Conference Food
As always, the conference will feature two delicious lunches of traditional foods. Interested in donating/bartering food items?  Phone our office at (304) 724-3006 or email paul@ptfassociates.com.
Exhibit and Sponsor Information
For information about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor at the conference, please contact Paul Frank at PTF & Associates at (304) 724-3006 or via email to pfrank@ptfassociates.com. Space is extremely limited. Early registration is strongly encouraged.

Please tell others about this conference!
Download the flier (right click and “save as”)

Sponsoring Partner
Green Pasture
For further information visit
or call (304) 724-3006.
I am pleased to announce that I (Lisa) have been asked to give a presentation on fermentation at the conference.  You local members in Eugene can hear me talk anytime, but don’t miss this opportunity to hear the other great speakers in person!  I don’t know how long it will be before the conference returns to Oregon.  If you’ve never heard Sally Fallon Morell’s Nourishing Traditional Diets presentation, you owe it to yourself to attend!  And the food is always awesome, that alone is worth the admission!
We hope many Eugene members will attend.  Please use our WAPFEugene list on Yahoo groups to coordinate sharing rides or rooms with other local members.

Register Now!

March 17: Tim Wightman Seminar

This is not a Eugene Chapter event, but we post the information here as a service to our local members.  For additional information, please contact Charlotte Smith.

Recommended by the Eugene Chapter Leader:
“I have heard Tim Wightman speak several times at Wise Traditions Conferences, and I went to one of these trainings last November. I can say that it is a wonderful opportunity to go listen to such an experienced dairy person. I highly recommend it to farmers, and I recommend it to consumers so that you know what to look for in your milk producer.  Tim Wightman covers the practical aspects of what it takes to make healthy, delicious, nutrient-dense milk.  Healthy cows don’t happen by accident, and just because milk is “raw” doesn’t mean that it is full of all the nutrients that could be available to us.  Please urge your farmer to attend!”

In order to support our local raw milk producers attending this event, the Eugene Chapter is offering scholarships. Please contact us (email Lisa at: info@krautpounder.com) if you are interested in attending but cannot afford the (very reasonable) cost.

Tim Wightman Seminar
Sunday, March 17th, 2013, 10 AM – 3 PM
$35/person & $10/12-17 yrs.
Checks payable to ORMPA

The training will include all of the following:

  • Introduction of ORMPA’s common standards, phase 1, and detailed explanation of how to meet those standards to be assured you are properly producing safe/healthy raw milk.
  • Understanding what the milk quality tests are that are recommended by ORMPA including
    1. how to properly handle a milk sample for the test
    2. Understand what a standard plate count & coliform count is and how to read it
  • Tim will give a detailed demonstration on a cow about how to properly prep a cow and udder for milking, then post milking care
  • Learn how to prepare the equipment for milking
  • See how to properly clean and sanitize the milking equipment post-milking including the proper solutions for cleaning/sanitizing
  • Hear how to deal with a chronically messy cow
  • Gain more knowledge on animal behavior so we understand and can predict their actions and be better prepared
  • Learn how to best handle milking during our rainy, muddy winters/springs in Oregon
  • Tim will instruct on how to best transition the cow back onto pasture in early spring
  • And of course, answer the myriad questions that arise
  • This training is appropriate for all cow/goat producers currently milking or thinking about getting into raw milk production either to sell or just to supply your own family

These trainings have been popular and well attended and the feedback afterwards on advancements made is wonderful to hear!!

Please send payment by March 9th so we have an idea of attendance – we have space for about 40 max. Hope to see you March 17th!

Charlotte Smith

Oregon Raw Milk Producers Association (ORMPA)

7798 Champoeg Rd NE
St. Paul, OR 97137


For more information see: http://www.champoegcreamery.com/p/oregon-raw-milk-producers.html