If you’ve been following along of Facebook or Twitter this weekend, you know I’ve been busy geeking out with Real Food friends old and new at the annual Weston A. Price Foundation conference, Wise Traditions.
I felt like the better-fed version of the proverbial kid in the candy store as I rubbed elbows and shared conversations with the players in the Real Food world from farmers and bloggers to scientists and homemakers. I sampled delicious food like potato chips fried in lard, pineapple kombucha, and my new favorite meat produce: braunschweiger! I even got some much needed rest and relaxation too. A surprisingly fun twist was the Twitter culture that was buzzing with Tweets labeled “#wapfconf” sharing pearls of wisdom and fun as they were happening in real time.
Stay tuned for a flood of posts as all of the info I gleaned this weekend sinks in. In the meantime, here are ten of my favorite tweets from this weekend’s Wise Traditions Conference. (Tweeters in parentheses).
- You can’t grow a healthy cow on concrete – Will Winters (ChaffinOrchards)
- Plants are there to cleanse us not nourish us. A vegan diet is a fasting diet, you might as well starve – Natasha Campbell McBride (realfoodhealth)
- Animal protein is not associated with Western Diseases in any of the China Study data – Denise Minger (wellfedhome)
- Zero deaths from raw milk in the last 37 years. 17 dead from pasteurized milk. – Mark McAfee (WardehHarmon)
- “Certified organic” is no guarantee that it’s a nutrient-dense whole food. The government has hijacked the term. – Will Winters (HlthyHappyEater)
- Ordering eggs from room service & they’d better have Real Butter to cook them in. (KitchenKop)
- When you are healthy you will not have cravings! Can’t stress that one enough. A big indicator something is wrong is cravings – Sally Fallon Morell (scdkat)
- If you eat, you’re involved in farming, period. – Will Winters (wellfedhome)
- Got a fussy eater who only wants sweets and starches? This is often the first sign of damaged gut flora. – Natasha Campbell McBride (holistickid)
- Tan ur arm pits to kill bacteria that causes odor. You will not need deoderant. – Joe Mercola (RealFoodDevotee)