Experts to challenge dietary myths and faddish health claims

Experts to challenge dietary myths and faddish health claims

The Wise Traditions 2011 Mythbusters Nutrition Conference will address myths about fats, salt, plant-based diets as well as faddish health claims during their 12th annual conference.

The Weston A. Price Foundation, a nutrition education nonprofit organization, will address dietary myths and faddish health claims during their 12th annual conference, Wise Traditions 2011—Mythbusters. The event takes place November 11-14, 2011  at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas.

The Weston A. Price Foundation urges  a return to nutrient-dense traditional foods and sustainable, pasture-based farming practices. The group actively works to advance the work of the  nutrition pioneer, Dr. Weston A. Price, author of Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.

“Participants will come away with a sense of relief that delicious foods like butter, meat, eggs, and raw milk are not dangerous substances as claimed, but rather foods that support optimal health,” says Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation. “We will show that the attack on salt is unfounded, and that salt is essential for digestion and overall health.”

Over twelve hundred health and nutrition professionals, family farmers and wellness-oriented citizens from around the world are expected to attend. A limited number of tickets are still available. The event is open to the public and CEU credits are available for some professionals.

Tracks offered at this year's conference include several full day seminars on Friday, November 11: ”Nourishing Traditional Diets” by Sally Fallon Morell; “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” by autism specialist, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, M.D.; “Nutrition and Metabolism” by Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D.; and a biodynamic farming track featuring Hugh Lovell, Michael Schmidt and Christy Hemenway.

Saturday’s joint session of Mythbuster lectures features experts taking aim at myths about fats, salts, industrial sweeteners and plant-base diets.  A key speaker is the notable China Study debunker, Denise Minger. The China Study by Colin Campbell has increased the popularity of vegetarianism, yet according the Minger, the research justifying plant-based diets is significantly flawed.

Other partial day tracks will cover the topics of Children's Health, Gut Health, Hormone Health and Recovery from Digestive Problems, Vegetarianism and Cancer. More cooking classes than ever before have been added to the agenda, including classes on broth-based soups and stews, gluten-free sourdough bread and traditional food preparation.

The Exhibitors Hall will showcase a wide array of nutrient-dense foods, pasture based farms, holistic health practitioners and nutritional supplements.

The Wise Traditions yearly conference proudly offers delicious meals that exemplify the principles of nourishing traditional diets. The menu this year was created by WAPF founder Sally Fallon Morell, author of the best-selling Nourishing Traditions.

For further  information about WAPF, visit For the conference schedule or to register for the conference, visit the conference page or phone (304) 724-3006. 


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