The recent Weston A Price Foundation’s annual Wise Traditions Conference (Atlanta, November 8-10, 2013) was an event rich with wisdom, fantastic food, entertainment, and friendly faces new and old. I’d like to share with you a take-away pearl from each of the sessions I attended.
Overall, there was a consistent theme in many of the presentations, one with which I’m sure you are familiar. The exponential increase in environmental chemicals and electro-magnetic radiation all take a stiff toll on our health. From lawn fertilizers and pesticides, to dry cleaning fumes and body care products, there are both hypothesized and close-to-verified links to some of our more serious disease epidemics, including obesity, diabetes, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease and autism, to name a few. Not everyone can afford to buy everything organic, but there are many inexpensive strategies to be clean and reduce your risks. Important organic food choices are meats (inexpensive directly from the farmer or at Costco), high fat foods, and the so-called dirty dozen in fruits and vegetables. Consult this information from the Environmental Working Group to sort out the Dirty Dozen Plus from the Clean Fifteen! Many body care needs can be handled with coconut oil and many home cleaning needs with vinegar and water.