Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead

The Weston A. Price Foundation, from my perspective, has already changed the world. It has certainly changed my world and tens of thousands who are members of our Facebook groups and pages. This is how I eat butter now, as pictured above on my kitchen island  a few days ago. When I was a vegetarian, and at times vegan, I consumed imitation butter, generally made of soy. I was not at all well during that period of my life. I now spread grass-fed butter on bread so thick that it leaves teeth marks when I take a bite. We recommend folks enjoy a little traditionally fermented sourdough bread with their butter. Learn about why butter is better, from the Weston A. Price Foundation, who maintains the most visited alternative nutrition website online. I have become much more emotionally stable, and grounded since following the Foundation’s dietary recommendations, and I credit my liberal use of butter in part for that positive change!

The Weston A. Price Foundation is member-supported. I like to describe the Foundation as a community supported cause. Without our support, they simply can’t continue to change the world. That’s why they’ve launched a membership drive this month to encourage more of us to contribute. Nourishing Our Children, which I founded in 2005, is a project of the Weston A. Price Foundation. If you follow either of us on Facebook, or read our articles, this is the time to ensure they have the funds to continue to offer nutrition education. This is about mutuality. Please support the organization that supports you. Note that the president Sally Fallon Morell doesn’t draw a salary and neither do I. Your membership dollars pay for operational costs and projects such as the free weekly podcast series.

One of the benefits of membership is the yearly shopping guide. Sally Fallon Morell points out that although the Foundation is small and obscure, it has had an enormous influence on recent food trends. Let us take a look at the shopping guide evolution to get a sense of the Foundation’s influence in the marketplace:

Category Number of companies we found selling this item
In 2003 In 2017
Coconut products 0 84
Bone broth and soups 0 30
Lactofermented foods 7 51
Lactofermented drinks 11 59
Healthy condiments 8 82
Nuts 0 118
Healthy fats and oils 7 250
Natural sweeteners 9 203
Eggs 2 30
Butter 7 21
Bread 15 34
Cheese 14 76

Along those lines, Sally highlights the influence the Foundation has had on raw milk:

Take raw milk: when the Foundation set up the realmilk.com website, we could find only 37 sources in the whole U.S.  Today there are well over 2000 listed, and many more not listed there.  Raw milk consumption has grown, and raw milk has become more available, largely thanks to the efforts of the Weston A. Price Foundation—not only by helping people find raw milk through realmilk.com, but also deciphering the science to show you the health benefits and superlative safety of Nature’s perfect food.

Another way to look at it: when the Foundation was established in 1999, raw milk was available in 27 states and it is now available in 42. Let’s ensure it is available in all 50. Join us.

Join us today and receive a bonus.

Throughout March the Foundation is offering membership at a discount: $30 (instead of $40) for regular membership and $40 (instead of $50) for international membership.  If you are already a member, they will extend your membership one year for free if you will help sign up two new members. If you join as a result of this post, between March 16 through the end of the end of the month, forward me your email membership receipt, and I’ll email you links to download a bundle of several of our educational materials complimentary.

Join now via this membership form.

Giveaway

The Weston A. Price Foundation has offered me 5 complimentary memberships or renewals to offer our community members. Please enter in the comments below by answering any or all of these questions in at least 5 sentences to quality. I will randomly choose 5 on Wednesday, March 23 at 6:00 pm Pacific.

1. What has your experience been of these dietary recommendations?
2. Why do you hope to receive the membership/renewal?
3. Fill in the blank. I appreciate the Weston A. Price Foundation because _______________.