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

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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
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 Space is extremely limited. Early registration is strongly encouraged.

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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.

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April 27th: DVD – The China Study Myths

“The China Study Myths”
By Denise Minger
A Presentation from Wise Traditions 2011, 12th Annual Conference

Friday, April 27th, 2012
DVD begins at 6:30 PM
Please come early.

Market of Choice
67 West 29th, Eugene
Upstairs in the Community Room

Ok so the first thing you notice about Denise Minger is how young she looks, OK is. How could she have had time to study in depth the huge subject she’s’ taken on? Than she starts to speak and if her infectious giggle doesn’t endear you to her, the sense she talks will. Denise is self taught, and self motivated by personal health issues. Her reanalysis of the data put forward by the now highly touted book, ”The China Study”, sparked a public debate with its author T. Colin Campbell. She is a Portland based food blogger. Her lecture at the 2012 Myth busters Conference, shares her insight .into what the data really says. Infotainment with a lively Q&A after that sheds even more light on how to twist these studies.

– Reviewed by Claudia

Denise Minger is a Portland-based writer, teacher, and nutrition blogger currently working on her first book, “Death by Food Pyramid.” Her website,, aims to dispel nutrition myths and reexamine conventional beliefs about food. In 2010, Minger’s reanalysis of China Study data received widespread publicity in the health community and sparked a public debate with T. Colin Campbell, author of “The China Study.”

The China Study: Fact or Fallacy? The China Study is often cited as “proof” of the harmfulness of animal products and the superiority of a vegan diet. Yet despite boasting the title “Grand Prix of epidemiology,” this large-scale study has been widely misinterpreted and distorted. This lecture examines what the original China Study data really says about diet patterns and health, and also explores the real reasons vegetarian and vegan diets appear beneficial in population studies.

Please RSVP if you think you will be attending(email Lisa at: If your plans change, always feel free to just show up.

Suggested donation of $4-10 per person
(Or please volunteer to help the Eugene Chapter).


Denise Minger’s website & blogs:

If this is your first time attending our Popcorn Review:
Please see our Notes On Popcorn Reviews for more information.