When it comes to our food consumption habits, it would do us all good to back to the basics of eating. Over the years, we’ve gone astray from eating local farm-fresh produce, seasonal fruits and vegetables, whole farmed grains and pasture raised animals on a consistent basis. Today many of our fruits and vegetables are imported and available all year long. Our society has also grown accustomed to processed foods containing additives and preservatives and tend to eat more of them than real, wholesome foods. These foods often contain sugar and processed oils that are not good for your body and are a big part of the obesity epidemic and many health problems. That is why is important to get back to the basics of eating.
In my new book, Wholey Cow A Simple Guide To Eating And Living, I talk a little about the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, (IIN) where I studied to become a certified health coach and learned over 100 different dietary theories. While they are all interesting and have value for different people, one theory in particular called the Weston A. Price dietary theory, focuses solely on the importance of getting back to the basics.
This dietary theory incorporates a traditional diet based on what our ancestors ate. The organization was founded by Weston Price, DDS, who was a nutrition research pioneer. “Dr. Price’s research demonstrates that humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats.”¹ The diet focuses on eating whole, unprocessed foods.
Some foods in the Weston A. Price Diet include the following:
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Meat from from pasture-fed animals including beef, lamb, game, and organ meats
- Pastured Poultry and eggs
- Wild fish and fish eggs
- Full-fat milk products
- Whole grains
- Nuts and seeds
- Cod liver oil
- Traditional oils such as olive oil and sesame oil
- Fermented fruits and vegetables
- Home-made stock from bones of pastured animals
- Traditional sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, etc.
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¹”About the Foundation.” The Weston A. Price Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 July 2017.
²”What to Know About the Weston A. Price Diet.” Institute for Integrative Nutrition. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 July 2017.