For the first time in many years, the large Wise Traditions conference on traditional diets and nutrition-based healing protocols returns to the East Coast this fall. The Weston A. Price Foundation puts on its annual event this year at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel November 16-19.
This summer, DC-area traditional eating enthusiasts got a preview of the larger event at The Nourished Life, a one-day event with local vendors and a locally-sourced lunch. The event at Wilson High School included a short overview of ancestral diets by WAPF president and Nourishing Traditions author Sally Fallon Morell.
Sally will give her full-day seminar on Saturday, November 17 at the Wise Traditions conference in Baltimore.
As promised in my August interview with Sally, I am offering a giveaway for one lucky winner to get free entry to Sally’s November 17 seminar, which includes a delicious lunch!
Details and entry below.
What is the Wise Traditions conference?
Imagine spending two, three or even four days in a community where everything is dedicated to health and wellness, of our bodies and also of the land and the farming practices that produce our food.
With over a thousand attendees plus dozens of exhibitors, Wise Traditions offers a deep dive into the world of wellness.
The meals are lovingly prepared and thoroughly nourishing. Complementing the meals are kombucha, pasture-raised butter and bone broth on tap! Exhibitors include farmers and companies and organizations committed to health and wellness.
I attended Wise Traditions for the first time in 2007, and it dramatically changed my life, my health, and my parenting. I’m thrilled that the conference is finally returning to the DC area and that I have the opportunity to offer a lucky winner to spend an entire day with Sally Fallon Morell!
There are dozens of speakers on a wide variety of topics. Speakers include:
- Anthony Jay, PhD, stem cell and epigenetics researcher
- Stephanie Seneff, PhD, nutritional & biotherapeutic drainage therapies
- Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, Gut & Psychology Syndrome (GAPS)
- Tom Cowan, MD, author of The Fourfold Path to Healing
- Lindsea Willon, MS, NTP, Expert in Natural Therapies
- Chris Masterjohn, PhD, expert on fat-soluble vitamins
- Tedd Koren, DC, author of Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins: Curing the Incurable
Visit the conference website to see the full list of speakers.
The event is preceded Thursday evening, November 15, with a fundraiser that is not included in the price of the conference registration. For the full program, visit the schedule at conferences.westonaprice.org/home/2018-schedule. Here’s a quick glance!
Friday, November 16
Friday’s packed program begins with movement sessions and breakfast before the first track program begins at 9:00. There are four sessions before dinner (with lunch in between) and one session after dinner.
Friday tracks include:
- Gut and Psychology Syndrome with Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD
- The Craving Cure with Julia Ross
- Self Healing with Tedd Koren
- Comfort Foods Cooking Class (Additional Fee) with Sally Fallon Morell
- Farming Track with Dan Kittredge
The evening boasts several activities, including a screening of the film Generation Zapped.
Saturday, November 17
The day begins again with movement before the sessions start at 9:00 a.m.
Saturday’s program includes
- Cancer Track with several speakers
- Nourishing Traditional Diets with Sally Fallon Morell
- Cooking/Practical Track with several presenters
- Wellness Track with several speakers
- Farming/Gardening Track with several speakers
The Saturday awards ceremony features Tom Naughton of the documentary film Fat Head
Sunday, November 18
After movement and breakfast, tracks begin at 9:00 and go until 4:45 before the Closing Ceremony with Leigh Merinoff on “Inspiring the Next Generation: On Farm Education in the Mountains of Vermont.”
Sunday tracks feature different speakers for each session and include:
- Aging Gracefully
- Surviving in a Toxic World
- Dental Track
- Cancer Track
Monday, November 19
The conference concludes with two sessions at an additional cost.
The workshops run run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., lunch included:
- Ronda Nelson: A Holistic Approach to Optimal Thyroid Health
- Chris Masterjohn, PhD: Measuring & Managing Nutritional Status Masterclass
Attendees can opt instead for a Guided Farm Visit to P.A. Bowen Farmstead led by Will Winter, DVM, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Be sure to check out the complete conference schedule.
To get a feel for the conference, check out this video!
Wise Kids: Children’s Program
Children aged 3-12 can participate in a Children’s Program that runs Friday through Sunday. The fee is $150 without meals or $250 including Friday lunch, Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and Sunday brunch.
The program includes movement activities, healthy snacks and special talks and presentations on traditional eating and healthy living. See the Children’s Program description for more information.
Rates vary depending on length and on membership and senior/student status. Full conference registration includes five meals. There is a no-meal option as well as a weekend-only (Saturday-Sunday) rate. Click here for complete details.
The Children’s Program runs Friday through Sunday. The fee is $150 without meals or $250 including Friday lunch, Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and Sunday brunch. Adults with a child enrolled in the Children’s Program register for a discounted rate.
Saturday Seminar on Traditional Diets with Sally Fallon Morell
The giveaway below is for one seat to this rare full-day seminar given by the president of the Weston A. Price Foundation. The seminar is is limited to 200 participants and takes place 9:30-4:30 on on Saturday, November 17. The seminar includes lunch.
Animal fats, properly prepared whole grains, enzyme-enriched foods and nourishing bone broths kept our ancestors healthy. Sally Fallon Morell, author of Nourishing Traditions, explains why these are vital factors for maintaining good health today. Beginning with a presentation of Dr. Weston Price’s unforgettable photographs of healthy traditional peoples, Ms. Fallon Morell explains the underlying factors in a variety of traditional diets, which conferred beauty, strength and complete freedom from disease on so-called primitive populations. Then she presents a step-by-step plan to put nourishing traditional foods—foods that your family will actually eat—back into your diet, including easy break¬fast cereals, soups, sauces, snack foods, high-enzyme condiments and soft drinks that are actually good for you.
• Butter, the number one health food;
• The vital role of high-cholesterol foods;
• Why lowfat and vegan diets don’t work;
• The amazing powers of raw whole milk from pasture-fed cows;
• The dangers of modern soy foods and soy infant formula;
• The conspiracy to promote vegetable oils and hydrogenated fats;
• Foods that help babies grow up smart and strong;
• Old-fashioned foods that give limitless energy and vibrant health; and,
• The unfortunate consequences of modern farming methods.
This seminar is highly recommended for both lay people and health professionals new to the work of the Weston A. Price Foundation and makes an excellent introduction to the main conference speakers.
• Part I: Introduction to the work of Dr. Price and discussion of the underlying characteristics of healthy traditional diets.
• Part II: Fats and oils in traditional diets. Learn about the basics of lipid biochemistry and how to choose good fats and avoid the bad.
• Part III: How to change your diet for the better. Practical advice for busy parents
Enter below to win entry to this special one-day seminar!
If the winner of the this giveaway wants to attend the entire conference, s/he can register for the full or two day registration at the early bird discount rate with an extra deduction of $75 for the prize. Giveaway closes at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, November 1.
Anyone else wishing to register for the full conference may use the discount code coupon WT30 for $25 off.
Until October 31, the conference is available for live stream/on demand, DVD-ROM and USB flash drive at a 50% discount. Use code WESTON50 at fleetwoodonsite.com/wise/2018/stream
Disclosure: I was given a media pass to attend The Nourished Life in August 2018 and the 2018 Wise Traditions conference (no meals) in exchange for writing this post. I received no other compensation. All opinions are my own.
Jessica Claire Haney is the founder, publisher and editor of Mindful Healthy Life and the author of its Guide to Holistic Family Living in Metro DC. Jessica founded the Arlington/Alexandria Chapter of Holistic Moms Network, volunteers on school wellness issues and is a doTERRA Wellness Advocate. Follow on Facebook at MindfulHealthyLife, on @Twitte