Sally Fallon Morell has written a new book that was released today, June 26: Nourishing Diets: How Paleo, Ancestral and Traditional Peoples Really Ate. I was delighted to receive an advanced copy to review and to prepare for discussions in our Nourished Book Club on Facebook. You are welcome to join use as we read the book as a comunity! Sally will answer our questions about the book once a week as we read through it.
How is this book different from Nourishing Traditions?
Nourishing Traditions is primarily a cookbook that includes introductory and contextual information about traditional diets. While Nourishing Diets includes many recipes that aren’t in Nourishing Traditions, I wouldn’t characterize it as a cookbook. The recipe section is about 40 pages long and includes recipes for grains, soups and stews, nutrient-dense snacks, organ meats, cooking with blood, seafood, vegetables, fermented condiments, and desserts I am excited to try. It comes after almost 200 pages of detailed information on ancestral diets. We learn about the nourishing diets of the Australian Aborigines: The Most Paleo of Them All, Native Americans: Guts and Grease, The Far North: Seal Oil and Whale Blubber, The South Seas: Abundance and Beauty, Africa: The Land of Fermented Foods, Asia: Variety and Monotony, Europe: The Foods We Like to Eat. In addition Sally writes about “True Blue Zones: How Long- Lived People Really Eat”, and “What to Eat? Translating the Wisdom of Our Ancestors into a Healthy Modern Diet”. Nourishing Diets does include highlights of Dr. Weston A. Price’s research, yet it expands far beyond it with a wide variety of references and geographic areas.
For those of us who have a keen interest in how people nourished themselves historically, I highly recommend this book as an incredibly well-researched companion to Nourishing Traditions. Having said that, I want to clarify that having the book Nourishing Traditions is not necessary to read and understand Nourishing Diets. My point is for all of us who already have Nourishing Traditions, this new book is different enough that I think it is a very worthwhile read. I found it to be very well-written and quite fascinating! Even though I have read a fair amount on this subject, I learned a lot more!
In writing my review, I’ve decided to share a paragraph or two from the book that offers you a glimpse of at least one aspect of the traditional diet of each group covered.
Aboriginals ate marsupials such as kangaroo, wallaby, the smaller pademelon, duck- billed platypus and bandicoot. Kangaroo rats, spiny anteaters, possums, koalas, bats, iguanas, lizards, frogs and snakes also provided nourishment. Bird life on the menu included emus, turkeys, swans, ducks, parrots, cockatoos, cassowaries and jabiru. Seafood including fish, shellfish, eels, turtles and shark. Sea mammals such as dugong and whale held an important place in the diets of seacoast tribes.
The traditional role for Aboriginal women was that of gatherer; they bore the responsibility for harvesting almost all plant foods, but also insects and shellfish. To the men went the duties of hunting large game, birds and fish.
The diets of the American Indians varied with the locality and climate but all were based on animal foods of every type and description. They pursued large game like buffalo, deer, wild sheep and goat, antelope, moose, elk, caribou, bear, peccary, llama and alpaca (in the Altiplano of Peru), monkeys and tapirs (in the Amazon rain forest), as well as smaller animals such as beaver, rabbit, squirrel, skunk, muskrat and raccoon. They ate reptiles including snakes, lizards, turtles and alligators; fish and shellfish; wild birds including ducks and geese; and wild dogs (but not wolves and coyotes, which were taboo). Those tribes living in coastal areas also ate sea mammals. They enjoyed insects including locust, crickets, worms, spiders and lice. Although the Native Americans did not domesticate large animals for milk, they did eat “the curdled milk taken from the stomachs of suckling fawns and buffalo calves,” and milk (along with blood) sucked from the slashed udders of lactating animals.
The Far North – Eskimos or Inuit
Two staples of the Eskimo diet have bewildered spokespersons for dietary correctness: seal oil and whale blubber. The basic process of making seal oil (or any marine oil) unifies all of Eskimo culture. Following the kill of seal, oogruk, walrus, narwhal, beluga or bowhead whale, the hunters remove the skin with the blubber from the carcass and separate the meat and organs. The meat and organs are variously dried, fermented, frozen or cooked; some of the dried meat is packed in oil. The blubber is separated from the skin during the drying process, cut into strips, and stored in a poke or barrel to render the oil slowly by autolysis— essentially fermenting the tissues so they release the oil without heat— which happens during the summer or when the poke is kept in a warm dwelling. Seal oil serves for cooking and as a dip or dressing; typically, pieces of fish— either raw or cooked— are dipped in seal oil before consumption, and many foods are preserved in seal oil.
The South Seas
The inclusion of seafood and pork notwithstanding, the South Pacific diet is relatively high in carbohydrates compared to other native diets, these carbs coming chiefly from roots, tubers and fruit— foods allowed on the paleo diet— rather than grains and legumes. In fact, in Fiji, Hawaii and Tahiti, the word “food” refers to starchy foods like taro, yam, sweet potato or breadfruit, while a “meal” is a starchy food plus an accompanying item such as meat, fish or coconut.
Coconut oil presents a dilemma to modern investigators because it is a highly saturated fat; yet South Sea Islanders consuming native diets are remarkably free of chronic disease, including heart disease. In one important study, published in 1981, researchers compared two populations of Polynesians living on atolls near the equator, those of Tokala and those of Pukapuka. Oily coconut and coconut oil provided the chief source of calories for both groups. Tokalauans obtained a much higher percentage of energy from coconut than the Pukapukans, 63 percent compared with 34 percent, so their intake of saturated fat was higher. The serum cholesterol levels were higher in Tokalauans than in Pukapukans, but vascular disease was uncommon in both populations. The researchers concluded, “There is no evidence of the high saturated fat intake having a harmful effect in these populations.”
In many areas of Africa, even today, milk and milk products provide a large portion of calories. Africa shares the practice of herding—cattle, sheep, goats, camels, water buffalo, horses, donkeys, yak and reindeer—with Europe and large areas of Asia; in all these locations, dependence on lactating herds confers an advantage in terms of health and food security. In Africa, according to Price, “It was most interesting to observe that in every instance these cattle people dominated the surrounding tribes. They were characterized by superb physical development, great bravery and a mental acumen that made it possible for them to dominate because of their superior intelligence.”
Another passage in this section: “What binds the long history and diverse people of the Sudan is the consumption of fermented foods—over eighty fermented foods nourish the inhabitants of this fascinating African microcosm. In fact, almost all foods in the traditional tribal diets are eaten in fermented form. In addition to meat, blood, grains and milk, fermented ingredients include organ meats, intestines, fat, bones, hooves, hides, bile juice, cow urine, sh, frogs, caterpillars, locusts and honey. Fermented plant foods include grapes and dates (for wine), all cereal grains, tubers, legume press cakes and wild leaves.”
Soy foods are widely used in China as an adjunct to—not a replacement for—animal foods. The Chinese have perfected numerous ways of fermenting soy in order to neutralize phytic acid (which blocks absorption of minerals like zinc and calcium), enzyme inhibitors (which disrupt digestion), hemagglutinin (a clot-promoting substance that causes red blood cells to clump together), and goitrogens (which inhibit thyroid function). Soy contains high levels of phytoestrogens, which can cause endocrine disruption if eaten in more than small amounts—and these estrogenlike compounds remain even a er a long period of fermentation. For this reason, soy provides only a limited number of calories in Asian cuisines. Soy consumption in China in the 1930s was estimated at about 10 grams per day (two teaspoons) or 1.5 percent of total calories, compared to 65 percent of calories from pork (meat and fat). Soy consumption is likely higher today due to the incursion of Western processed foods, most of which contain soy in the form of soy oil or soy protein.
Italians are masters at preparing every kind of meat—from sweetbreads to knuckle- bones. Lean meat gets a cream sauce or stuffing of ham and ricotta cheese. Fish and shell fish of every variety appear in seafood platters, fish soups and fish stews. The diet dictocrats, flush with the success of their food pyramid, seem to have missed the ecstatic experience of calamari, dipped in batter, deep-fried and served heaped on platters—a healthy snack as long as traditional fats, not partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, are used in frying. In Naples, where [Ansel] Keys had heard that heart disease was rare, snacks of fresh seafood are as popular as pizzas and small containers of oysters can be eaten on the run. Italians love their vegetables for sure, and that’s because they know how to make them taste good. They know that salads taste better with a good dressing of aged vinegar and olive oil; and cooked vegetables blossom when anointed with butter, lard or cream. Italians don’t generally start the day with eggs but they make up for it later on. Eggs are used in rich sauces and custards, like zabaglione. Soups are often served with a poached egg.
If you’d like some more sneak peaks of the book, please see a preview of Nourishing Diets Chapter 8 True Blue Zones and Nourishing Diets Chapter 9 “What to Eat”. I found it interesting to read that “all traditional cultures in the temperate regions of the world consumed grains—even the “Stone Age” Australian Aborigines. And archeological research has found evidence of grain consumption in Paleolithic campfires. Starch grains found on grinding stones dating back thirty thousand years have shown up in Paleolithic sites in Italy, Russia and the Czech Republic.”
I wanted to include a recipe at the end of this review, and just like it is often customary at the end of a special occasion meal, I am finishing with dessert:
1 cup arrowroot powder, plus more for dusting
1½ cups chestnut flour [can be made by grinding chestnuts into flour]
½ cup maple sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, sliced, at room temperature
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a baking sheet with a little butter and dust it with arrowroot powder. In a food processor, combine the chestnut our, arrowroot powder, maple sugar, salt and vanilla powder. Pulse until well combined. Add the butter slices and process until well blended.
Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten each cookie with a fork. Bake for about 25 minutes until lightly browned. Let cool on the pan on a wire rack before removing from the pan.
I learned in an article published by NPR that chestnuts were “Once a staple of American life, towering chestnut canopies filled American forests. Durable “cradle to coffin” chestnut timber built our communities, and our cuisine (particularly that of the Cherokee Indians, who revered this “bread tree”) relied on the starchy nutmeat. But by the mid-20th century, a fungal blight from Asia obliterated 4 billion of the indigenous East Coast trees. The American chestnut practically disappeared overnight.”
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121 Responses to Nourishing Diets
I would love a copy of Nourishing Diets as I am absolutely fascinated by the diets of indigenous peoples around the world. I like to see how the healthiest diets all had things in common like being much higher in fat soluble vitamins and fiber than todays diets. Sally Fallon always presents well researched and truthful information on nutrition and diets. As a nutritional therapist, WAPF and Sally Fallon’s books are a go to and teaching tool I use daily. I am looking forward to even more information on what paleo, ancestral & traditional people really ate and new recipes in this new book Nourishing Diets.
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Hi I would love a copy of Sally’s new book. I have all of her other books and use them as a guidebook to nourishing my three children. I recommend these books to everyone I know dealing with health issues because I have learned firsthand what a difference a traditional, nourishing diet can make. Right now my favorite book is nourishing fats and I am working on incorporating lots of different fats in our diets. Beautiful strong brains is our family goal❤️
Before learning about the Weston A Price Foundation from Jordan Rubin’s book, THE MAKERS DIET, O thought my diet was healthy. From what I learned from Sally Fallon’s NOURISHING TRADITIONS and the Weston A Price Foundation it was clear that my “healthy” diet was far from healthy. Recently I learned about the Ketogenic diet and the health benefits, There is so much confusing and conflicting information about diet and nutrition. I would so appreciate having a copy of Sally Fallon’s new book to sort through the “hype” and clarify what are the most nourishing nutrient dense traditional foods.
I would like a copy of Nourishing Diets because I want to learn about the diets of my ancestors. I recently took the 23andMe DNA test and found out that even though the majority of my ancestry is European, I have a small amount of West African and Melanesian ancestry. I’m intrigued about the Melanesian part, and would love to know more about Melanesian diet, recipes, and lifestyles. I would love to integrate South Pacific cuisine into my diet as well. I also think it’s important that one knows diets of their ancestors so they can apply the knowledge to their current diets for better health results.
I would love to have a copy of Sally’s new book! I have read her previous books, and have had difficulty convincing health care providers of their veracity. I have encountered a patronizing attitude, or serious disbelief…even when using her extensive research to prove my point. As I get older, I am believed less….sadly. The more backup information from new publications, the better! I have informed our personal diet with Sally’s advice. My disabled husband’s blood test numbers have substantially improved from when he was hospitalized! He is no longer anemic. The proof is in the pudding…literally! LOL
I am currently studying to be a functional health coach with Chris Kresser’s ADAPT Health Coach Training program. We are learning about ancestral diets and lifestyles and how they create conditions for vital health and wellness versus the modern diet and sedentary lifestyle. We currently have a mismatch between our genetic heritage and the environment we live in. Information like this is so important in learning how to move forward and use diet and lifestyles that is more aligned with our genes. I would love to read this book to supplement what I am learning in the ADAPT Health Coach program and to provide more evidence for how varied yet nutrient dense ancestral diets around the world were. I’m also a WAPF chapter leader and have long been wanting to hold chapter meetings around different culture’s traditional foods and think this would be a great starting point!
I’m amidst a huge food journey right now. I started with a 10 day juice fast and then transitioned to just fruits and vegetables. I’m adding back in soaked nuts and seeds now, but not with much success. I feel that this next book about Nourishing Diets is likely where my diet needs to end up. I would very much appreciate a copy. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
What you’ll find in Nourishing Diets, is that traditional cultures didn’t eat a strictly plant based diet. There were animal foods in every diet.
I would like a copy of Nourishing Diets because i’m a mom trying to figure out how to feed my child the best way. There is so many “easy and ready” foods for kids and adults but kids are also very picky eaters, and I don’t know what to give my daughter anymore. When she was an infant i would blend a lot stuff together and make a very healthy baby food, but since she started eating solids and feed herself, things got complicated.
I’m also always trying to improve my diet and I’ve tried a lot different approaches to diet. I’m also trying to get pregnant again with so success, and i thing a proper and nourishing diet would help tremendously.
The new Nourishing Diets book seems the perfect complement to the other books. We love learning about traditional diets and sharing that knowledge with others. We have a farm and are also WAPF chapter leaders, so we get questions a lot. And we’re always looking for new recipe ideas that make real food great. We’d love to add this book to our library.
For years Sally Fallons Nourishing Traditions was by my bedside… I read it every moment I had. Besides the amazing recipes, I was enthralled by all the research and information… It has encouraged me to really change things ( as I thought we were already eating very healthy!). I love learning about what my ancestors and other nations eat, prepare, and live. Sally Fallon has really changed my life with all the information. Thank you so much gor all you do to help me and millions of others!
I cannot wait to get a copy of Nourishing Diets. As a single mother of 6 children ( and raising them on my own) I try to instill in them nourishing foods for the body and soul. Whoever knows me knows how important food and preparation of food is to me!!
Thank you so much gor all you do. Can’t wait!! Good luck :)
I am so excited to have the opportunity to five into Nourishing Diets from around the world through the pages of this book! After reading, and REreading Nourishing Traditions many times over, I know what a wealth of knowledge Sally is as an author and i look forward to continuing my nutritional knowledge with her help. I feel greatly empowered as a mother and caregiver by the things I’ve learned about nutrition and health through WAPF and Sally; at the onset of any symptoms, I know just what foods to turn to to optimize wellness and give the bodies what they need to recover quickly. I know that Nourishing Diets will be one more tool in my arsenal to keep my family healthy and happy for a lifetime! Thank you all for your continued work in sharing this traditional food and lifestyle information with us!
I don’t have a WAPF chapter within an hour of me, so I try to get as much information as I can from other places. I’m especially fascinated by traditional diets. I enjoyed Sally Fallon’s other books and the book Deep Nutrition. In general, I love trying new recipes. Also, I LOVE butter.
I have multiple copies of Nourishing Traditions and have only scratched the surface of the recipes contained in that book. I look forward to reading Nourishing Diets to better understand the ‘why’ behind NT and to gain insight into traditional diets around the world. Food is a fascinating subject, especially when you consider more than just taste! (Not to take anything away from taste). There is always something new to learn. Thank you for the review and the giveaway.
As a mother of three young children, I am most interested in providing nutrient-dense food for them. Over the years, I have observed my students and other friends’ children and realized the detriment we are creating for them. I probably would have never come across Sally Fallon or the Weston price foundation if we had not had gluten intolerance cross our path. I am grateful to the rebound of Health in my first born child. I am also interested in how ancestral populations really ate, and how much they ate. I also have been looking into the blue zones and and deciding my own legacy and how I wish to gracefully age. I would love a copy of this book. Whether I receive it as a gift, or purchase it, it is going to be in my library in the very near future!
I would love to have a copy of Sally Fallon’s new book. I have been on a more healthful journey by improving my diet using supplements and the food God gave us as a guide. I am substantially drug free and use homeopathy when needed. I recently found WAPF and am continuing my journey by improving the preparation and consumption of the food I eat. I drink whole milk and have always loved butter. I find the eating habits of various indigenous people fascinating as they show you can be healthy through varied diets. I look forward to learning more.
We have an organic farm where we grow vegetables, pastured soy free animals, milk, and eggs. Through our on farm market we meet many people seeking health on all kinds of diets. For our family and for others we make fermented products and natural soaps and salves. We’ve incorporated what we’ve learned from Sally Fallon’s books, talks and conferences into our family, lifestyle and farming. The book Nourishing Diets will help us inform ourselves and educate those who come to us with questions.
The examples given above are all of “traditional” diets. But the book title also mentions “paleo[lithic]” diets. Has it also perhaps got an updated version of the information in the old “Caveman Cuisine” essay that Sally and Mary wrote back in 2000?
I am unfamiliar with that essay, however if you click on this link: https://amzn.to/2yecyOO and “Look Inside”, you’ll see some of the pages from the first chapter – Australian Aborigines: The Most Paleo of Them All.
Thank you, Sandrine.
The 2000 essay was one that discusses some of the theories around what Old Stone Age people ate with a certain amount of spiky humour, and I should think it ruffled a few feathers. But it also has some interesting and curious information in it:
I see what you mean about the table of Contents as a guide to the areas covered by the book. I suppose one could call the Australian Aborigines an Old Stone Age people, and certainly people have regarded them in that way. They didn’t have the bow and arrow, which has been regarded as one of the marks of Mesolithic material culture. However, it now seems that there’s considerable archaeological evidence for fairly large-scale fish and eel farming in pre-contact Australia, of extensive management of land through burning; and early explorers even noted large fields of crops, such as the daisy yam. So that it now seems that some bands at least were Neolithic (farmed) in some respects—until driven off their land—although it suited colonists to portray them as more “primitive” than they really were.
I remember another old essay by Sally and Mary on the Aboriginal Australians. I’ll be very interested to see what’s in the current chapter in this book. The other chapters sound intriguing, too.
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My focus as a nutritionist is precisely on the ancestral topics that Sally covers in her book. Being a ‘Wise Traditions Nutritionist’ my education is based on the work of Dr. Weston A. Price, which included some of her books. I hope to share this book’s knowledge and recipes with my colleagues, clients, and friends. In addition, I strive to reinforce the wise traditions that I find here in Costa Rica, and this book would be another good tool to assist me in that endeavor. I already have Sally’s other books, and they have proved to be invaluable tools. I’m so glad that Sally continues to unearth and deliver this great ancestral knowledge to us.
I am excited about the release of this book and would love one. I have currently changed my families health and diet around by follow by the WAPF approach. I am looking into getting a nutrition degree following these protocols. I have seen what an incredible difference it has made for us and hope to help people with this information in the future.
When I was a young adult, I read and acted on bad dietary advice and suffered for it. In my healing process, I researched more and learned that the advice was based on half-truths about the research about “longest lived peoples.” Sally Fallon’s books have changed my life; the complicated, rounded truths she shares about ancestral diets makes sense from human biological needs and resources available standpoints. I find that even in this short book review, I learned several things about the wider variety of meats that Native American people ate. I would love this book because I will share this information with families in my community.
I love a copy of Nourishing Diets. As a mom of three, I’m fascinated traditional cooking and how different cultures feed their families. My kids and I are learning together.
I’d love a copy of the Nourishing Diets book because I mentor and advise families from many cultures. I always to try to accommodate their traditions in my diet-information sharing. I’ve read the chapters on Australia and Native Americans so far and the information is enthralling. If I win a copy, I
l’ll be sure to incorporate Sally’s work in my own efforts to help restore the community’s knowledge of healthy eating. This information should be preserved and I thank Sally for doing so.
I would enjoy reading Nourishing Diets. I have studied diets as a hobby and briefly looked into the history of diets so I’m really excited a book came out. I would love to learn about the history of different diets around the globe. Plus I feel it could give me some inspiration! Thanks!
I would love to win Nourishing Diets. I have been an informal student of historical nutrition for over a decade now. Fourteen years ago, Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions book changed our lives. Ever since, I have been reading books and trying to follow eating habits similar to my ethnic heritage. Excited to read this book! Thank you for offering this contest!
Would luv to win a copy of Nourishing Diets. Recipes from around the world sound exciting. So exciting to read & try…like a novel. Especially new protein source recipes for me to cook. FILLING, FUN, CRISP, NEW tastes & smells would enrich my daily life…just in time for season change of Fall 2018.
I would love a copy of Nourishing Diets because Nourishing Traditions has been the most valuable cookbook/nutritional book I have ever read. It has changed the way I feed my family and has helped me to reverse some of the effects that horrible dietary advice,like the use of soy, has had on my daughter. I love learning about what my ancestors ate and learning ways of cooking and preparing food that I would have learned from my mother had I been born a hundred or more years ago. And sometimes I wish I had been!
I would love to have a copy of Nourishing Diets because I have always been fascinated by the foods of traditional cultures around the world. I have 3 of Sally’s other books which I received as gifts and I read them all the time. The information never gets old and the recipes are hard to beat. A lot of the dishes go over well with others- even those who eat ‘regular’ diets! Traditional people ate such a varied diet compared with today and ate things most people wouldn’t even consider as food in the U.S.! Especially some of the things the Native Americans ate. I am probably the most adventurous eater in my family, as I’d be willing to try anything traditional. My mom says I have I science lab going in the dining room with all my fermenting milk products and veggies!
A copy of Nourishing dDiets will be another valuable resource from which to teach our chapter followers about the efficacy of the Weston A. Price studies and diets.
I belong to many Community groups and keep teaching Weston A Price Foundation philosophies. Owning this via gift is a high priority. The Nourishing Diet Book would help in particular with a diabetes group where I teach and belong. Last week a member who argued against raw milk shared how the US Government supported less allergies and asthma via drinking raw milk. Teaching, learning, sharing just like meat eating communities worldwide. The book Vegetarianism Explained and the upcoming Methylation and Mental Health at Natural Grocers in PDX. on Powell…WAPF is a big part of my life gratitudes. Anyone here is we come to jpin us and you receive $5.00 for attending free a presentation easily valued at $30.00. Yes! I would welcome with wide arms this book, Nourishing Diets!!
I would like a copy of ‘Nourishing Diets’ because I am very interested in learning about what healthy hunter-gatherers and primitive, isolated peoples were eating exactly! I’m very excited about what Fallon has to say on the topic, since I admire her work very much! And it’s on a topic I’ve been wondering about for some time! I’ve already learned a lot from Fallon in her other works, by listening to her talks, by listening to the Wise Traditions Podcast, and through the WAPF. But I think there’s a really need for this book because of the confusion that a lot of the leaders in the Paleo/primal/ancestral community have created regarding the diet of hunter-gatherers!
I would love a copy of Nourishing Diets because as a pre-diabetic, I am striving to improve my own diet. I feel that eating the way our ancestors did gives me the best options. Moving away from the SAD towards an ancestorial diet just makes sense to me. I love learning about how they processed their foods to get rid of toxins and poisons, and making them more nutrious. And it is interesting to learn their history. I’m also interested in trying some of the recipes.
In our small (but growing) natural community in Southwest Louisiana, diet is something that’s discussed at least daily. Everyone wants to know what the perfect diet is. I’m a huge advocate for the WAPF and urge everyone to research it for themselves. What drew me to the WAP diet was the history behind it. In Dr. Price’s book it was clear that certain foods added longevity to the human life and your typical SAD does the opposite. I greatly appreciated the photos of the Aborigines and how eating a white man’s diet totally changed their bone structure! That really spoke to me. Reading this review got me so excited to read ‘Nourishing Diets’ as it also speaks of the Aborigines and other cultures. There is so much to learn from them. I can’t wait to get my hands of a copy of Nourishing Diets. Thank you, Sally, for continuing to produce amazing content.
I would like to have ‘Nourishing Diets’ book because I learned cooking from Sally Fallon first book ‘Nourishing Traditions’. Since, then I never looked back or otherwise, the more I prep, soak, ferment and cook the better mine and my son’s way of life is. We feel the difference in our everyday development and we want to continue and upgrade our knowledge as and when possible. Thank you.
I would love a copy of this book, in short, to continue to learn how to feed my family. I especially love Sally’s book on baby and child care. Pretty much everyone in my community has an estranged relationship to food. There’s no cultural values and traditions that ground us to the earth. So I am excited to learn about other people’s diets, in order to be formed in my own understanding of what it means for myself and my family to be nourished.
On a journey to build stronger healthier children and grand children. We have reciently added raw milk and butter to our daily meals and next on the list is sauerkraut and pickles fermented. I have preached for years we need to eat like our grandparents but Nourishing Traditions taught me we need to go back another generation. Excited to check out Nourishing Diets to share this information with my Homemaker friend.
Nourishing Diets sounds absolutely fascinating! I’ve always thought it made sense to eat like your own ancestors. I have Nourishing Traditions and often recommend it as a starting point for those trying to improve their diets. I also link others to articles in the Weston A Price site. It’s hard to convince people to eat healthy saturated fats etc. and the excellent articles are very helpful. This book is definitely on my wish list!
I would love to add a copy of Nourishing Diets to our library. I was introduced to Mrs. Fallon’s wisdom about a year ago and have changed the way I nourish my family. As a homeschooling mother of three, I am constantly learning in order to teach our children. The American government and large companies are monopolizing the education to which we have access. This book undoubtedly contains priceless information that could soon be lost to future generations. Thank you for passing on your knowledge!
Being a mother really pushed me to find the diet that would suit us best. Though I think it was a bit too late that I learned about nourishing tradition while I was pregnant, I’m very happy I found it. Since then, I always make sure that We include lots of fats and ferments in our diet. Recently quit consuming store bought probiotic, eat sauerkraut instead.
Very delighted when I saw the post about a spoonful of raw sauerkraut has more beneficial bacteria than in a whole bottle of probiotic pills.
That’s a YES moment for me. I’d like to learn more from Sally’s new book to nourish myself and my family. Thank you.
I have spent the last 13 years searching for the best diet and have come to the conclusion that it’s a nourishing diet, full of healthy animal products and grains that are prepared properly! I thoroughly enjoyed Nourishing Traditions, especially the side bar tidbits of information. I would love to win a copy of this book, Nourishing Diets, to continue to better myself and my family. I love serving nourishing foods to my kids and watch them devour them! It brings my heart joy! My daughter at the moment can’t get enough sauerkraut and we’ve had fun exploring new flavors. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to share this with us!
It’s hard to imagine a more useful book than Nourishing Traditions, but now we have even more to learn from Nourishing Diets. I’m so grateful for the research put into it. It’s so important to pass down what our children need, when we had to seek it for ourselves to know it. It’s incredible what we can glean from other cultures. We can spend a lifetime learning it all and we should for the sake of the next generation. They need it more than ever!
Would love to read nourishing diets.
I found nourishing traditions while reading wild fermentation. I’ve been making kefir and drinking the homemade kind for a year now. My digestion is so much better. I’ve been making kombucha for 6 months and would like to do bone broth next. I’m glad to be part of this like minded community.
I’ve always been interested in learning about other cultures. In fact, the beginning of the end of my vegetarianism was a trip to Barrow, Alaska, where there isn’t much local vegetation to eat, and whale hunting is a major part of the culture and diet. Later, learning about Weston Price through Sally Fallon’s writing and changing my diet was key in healing from my severe postpartum depression. Now, I strive to pass on what I’ve learned to my children. Nourishing Diets looks like a fascinating book and a way to teach my kids more about healthful eating in a way that will interest them!
Hei, I do like to get a copy of your book Nourishing Diets. We grof our own vegetables in Norway and pick a lot of bears in the summer, which we use during the long could winter. Both my Kids and i love good real food, med from the bottom and made and growed with love in this hard country. We all have problems and allergy’s for food and we Allways looking how we can et more healty and be sporty also. Hoping to win the book, i would love it and also the grandchildren certainly will get some food from this book. Three generations will use it and we’ll very interest in it.
I would love a copy of Nourishing Diets! One of the main reasons is it would be good to read a book that exists in the context of this time. When I read nourishing traditions for the first time last year I felt that some of it didn’t impact me in the way it would of if I had read it when it was first published. It would also be nice to have a hard copy of all this info rather then always relying on the internet! Ultimately I just want to learn more about humans traditional diets in order to feed myself proparly and I know the book will help me do just that.
I would love receive a copy of Nourishing Diets. I want to learn, and share with my family, well-researched information about what kept our ancesters strong and healthy. I am in the process of transitioning into a WAPF-principles based diet — having historical background on why certain foods and ways to prepare food are preferred over others is so valuable! I have read other books by Sally Morell, and trust this one is equally well written. Lastly, I will follow the facebook-based book club, and having a hard copy on hand will certainly help with that!
I hold an MSOM & BS in Nutrition and would love a copy for informing my patients ans well as for my own health knowledge.
I have been familiar with Sally Fallon & the Weston Price Foundation for many years and truly appreciate their sincere mission for truth in Nourishing Diets and clean foods.
One of the most honest and informative resources around. Hands down! Thank You!
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I hold an MSOM & BS in Nutrition and would love a copy for informing my patients as well as for my own health knowledge.
I have been familiar with Sally Fallon & the Weston Price Foundation for many years and truly appreciate their sincere mission for truth in Nourishing Diets and clean foods and eating habits.
Having read the articles in the Weston Price magazine and brochures has been vital to following healthy habits. Sally does a Great Service to us all by providing us with her research and knowledge.
One of the most honest and informative resources around. Hands down! Thank You!
It would be great to be selected for one of the free copies of Nourishing Diets since I like to keep one good copy for myself and have another to loan out to others as an effective recruiting tool to WAPF and our healthy eating style. So many people are asking, “If you give up conventionally grown (sprayed/GM) produce, industrially raised meats, processed foods, refined flour and sugar and oils, what is there left to eat?” While Nourishing Traditions is the “Bible” for learning to cook and eat clean nutrient dense foods, Nourishing Diets promises to fill an historical gap. How did our not so ancient ancestors do it? What can we learn from them? How can we eat more like them in our modern society? Each book Sally has written is carefully researched and a joy to read or peruse, which is not surprising because she is so articulate in person. I am looking forward to reading Nourishing Diets, learning from others who are reading it, and sharing it with others.
I would love to receive a copy of “Nourishing Diets.” I truly believe that our global ancestors can teach us quite a bit about how to be healthy today. I have the bone broth book, the book for children and nourishing traditions and I utilize them all. I really enjoy your writing and find your recipes and descriptions of these recipes (how and why they came to be) extraordinarily fascinating and thorough. They only make me want to do more and learn more. I share this information with my young children and they love the contextual information too! Keep up the hard work; your audience is grateful! Thank you.
I would love a copy of Sally’s newest book to give to my 25-year-old step-daughter and her boyfriend. I already bought myself a copy. I would like for them to have this book as they are very interested in health and well-being, and I want them to have access to the best dietary information; it can be very confusing for folks these days. They are circus artists and teach children and adults, which means they have the opportunity to influence others in the field of fitness and health. The boyfriend is also a body worker. I think the book would be of great value to them and their community on Vashon Island, near Seattle. Thanks! Keep up the great work of educating the masses. 😉
I would LOVE to win a copy of Nourishing Diets by Sally Fallon! I became a follower of Nourishing Traditions many years ago and that radically changed how I prepare food and serve my family, for the better, I might add. I am currently reading through Nourishing Fats and am so impressed with the thorough information that is evidence backed. I have always been fascinated with ancestral diets, and have been digging into how my own ancestors prepared food for their families. I appreciate so much the work Sally has done with her writing and the Weston A Price Foundation, and I am thrilled to be able to share what I have learned and continue to learn, with my family and friends.
I would love to win a copy of Nourishing Diets by Sally Fallon! All of Sally’s books are terrific and I’m sure this one will be equally as good. I became a follower of Nourishing Traditions and Weston A Price while in nutrition school many years ago and that changed how we prepare food and serve the family. Eating full fat has also changed our health for the better as well. Ancestral Diets have always been interesting to me and I see how the closer people are to the diets of their ancestors, the healthier they are. I have also learned once people move from the land of their birth to a big industrialized country like the US, their health decreases immeasurably if they continue to follow the crowd and eat a Standard American Diet.
I love the Nourishing Traditions cookbook. It is the only one I use, any more. I would love to read the Nurishing Diets to expand our diet and improve our health. I am pleased someone has followed Weston Price’s footsteps and bringing the world traditional diet information. I pray the Nurishing diet book will be a super hit, helping to educate and change wrong thinking. Thank you for a chance to win a book.
As a 3rd generation chiropractor and clinical nutritionist, I’m always looking for appropriate patient education for our practice. We would love a copy of Nourishing Diets to continue diving into the most relevant information on REAL food. I have utilised the Nourishing Traditions cookbook in many of our patient workshops and the recipes are a nice bonus. We also actively stay current with IFNH and Weston A Price foundation. Thanks for continuing to provide excellent resources for clinician
I would be incredibly grateful and honored to win a copy of “Nourishing Diets” for many reasons…. #1 – Honestly, $20 isn’t easy for me to come by and I really, really want this book; #2 – “Nourishing Traditions” saved my life… I was dying from 30 years of anorexia, but that book gave me the courage, motivation and desire to start eating, and not just to eat, but to eat REAL food; #3 – I would love to be a part of this book club, because I am a single woman and find it difficult to connect with others who find joy in talking about the WAPF school of thought.
My wife and I would love to win a copy of Sally Fallon’s new book Nourishing Diets! My wife is a former chef turned organic farmer and we have been following an organic diet for over 35 years. We have utilized Nourishing Traditions for recipes for some time and are members of the Weston A. Price organization. Learning how to properly eat has changed our lives! We have taken the 23andMe DNA test and are continuously amazed at the many links to our ancestors. Learning more about ancestral diets from throughout the world will be an exciting new chapter for us. Can’t wait!
Sally Fallon’s new book “Nourishing Diets” looks sooo interesting. I think we all might need a slightly different traditional diet based on our ancestors. This book should be helpful in determining that. It’s amazing how ancient people were well nourished in a variety of ways, often just by eating what grew locally. I hope I win a copy!
Why would you like a copy of Nourishing Diets?
I’d like a copy of Nourishing Diets because I am trying feed my family healthy food. Sally’s other books have been a blessing. I’m very interested in learning what additional good information might be provided in this book. This is a wonderful provision. I so appreciate the offer, and thank you for offering it to us.
I’d love to win a copy of this book. I love studying nutrition and sharing the info with clients family and friends. This book would give me great information to share. We’re also trying to institute health eating habits in our own family. Sally Fallon’s work would help us in our endeavors.
Thank you Sally, for putting out what is sure to be another “bible” and go to reference for us! Your Nourishing Traditions definitely changed my life and even my career focus: from conventional nutrition research to healing with food > functional medicine> ancestral health.
I can’t wait to read and share your expertise on food preparation from ancestors from many cultures. I have often thought this was needed as the Nourishing Traditions recipes (not concepts) were more slanted to Euro-casian type eating. Now we can experiment with others from around the globe in their traditional food preparation. We may not all need a nutritional genomics test: maybe just a copy of Nourishing Diets (along with Nourishing Traditions and Nourishing Broth)! Next, we want to see traditional use of local garden herbs and plants (backyard garden to table)! Maybe it is in this one.
Thank you for helping steer generations back to healthier eating: you are healing sickened individuals, improving the health of our future generations and healing our planet.
Nourishing Diets is an absolutely beautiful book, both inside and out. I’m so grateful for this introduction reading to this new book. I would love to win a copy of Nourishing Diets to better understand and feel enabled to feed myself and my growing family while following the natural traditions of what really worked for ancient civilizations. Our society is so corrupt and polluted with “food” or really altered “food” that I honestly have felt intimidated to feed my baby. I try to buy all natural and organic whole foods but even those are confusing at times. My husband and I have lived in different parts of the world and this book would be amazing to read together. He is a lifelong vegetarian and though I have tried being a vegetarian it doesn’t actually feel completely natural to me. This book may help us understand each other through food better.
Would love a cc! I read extensively on nutrition/health topics and am a member of wpf. This is a book that I’d love to add to my library.
I would love a copy of Sally Fallon’s new book.
I’m a mother on a journey ensuring that I’m providing nutrient dense meals for my family. Which started because our daughter is sensitive to commercial Organic produced foods like breads, crackers, pastas and yogurts. I use Ms. Fallon’s Nourishing Tradition and Nourishing broths coolbooks daily for our meal planning. We love them both.
Having Nourishing diets are so important to the overall health of our bodies. It’s the difference of feeling well or feeling “off”. It also reassures that my daughter is getting everything her body needs on a cellular level. Being able to expand my knowledge of traditional diets is very important..
I would love to have a copy of Nourishing Diets. I want to expand my knowledge of ancestral diets by geographical region. I was introduced to Nourishing Traditions 15 years ago and it totally changed my life. Because of Sally Fallon’s books I raised my children on homegrown, homemade foods including fermented foods, raw milk, grass fed meat and saturated fats. I think we were all incredibly healthy because of it. I feel that this book would further my understanding of the impact that a primitive diet had on physique and overall health.
I would love to receive a copy of Nourishing Diets. I am intrigued about the research into paleolithic diets around the world. I own a number of Sally’s books and I am so grateful to have transformed my way of eating and have much better health. I am also interested in learning more about the Blue Zones and what people really eat in those areas. I would love to further my knowledge of true paleolithic diets by reading this book!
Wow- what a lot of research has been poured into this! NT turned our health around 12 years ago. I would love to have this info lying around; it’s bound to spice up discussions with my children and friends! The recipes sound fascinating, and I’d love to try them.
Thank you for the opportunity for a chance to receive Sally Fallon’s new book, Nourishing Diets!
I am a chapter leader in Minnesota, as well as a director for a children’s theatre, and I am currently working on an original production of an Algonquin legend, called The Rough-Face Girl. It would be incredible to be able to have this book on display on opening weekend for folks to finger through, and hopefully place an order for their very own, to learn about what Native Americans ate and how they kept their bodies so vibrant with such nourishing foods! I would offer this book as a give-away prize and take orders for those interested. Thank you for publishing such an important book!
Thank you Sally Fallon Morrell for sharing your wealth of knowledge and wonderful recipes in Nourishing Traditions and Nourishing Babies! I have read your books with relish and look forward to devouring your latest especially in light of all the docs who have jumped on board the Paleo and P/AI, and Keto lifestyle and diet trains! I myself keep coming back to Weston Price research and your books so I am really excited about your new book! I share your book titles with others and gift your books to Newly Engaged Mamas and Mamas-to-be. Our family loves “homemade”, farm-to-table foods “a la Sally Fallon” and I share recipes with family and friends and with our Christ 🏠 team who serves guests at Christ 🏠 in Alexandria, VA. Everyone in my family and friends’ circles and at Christ 🏠 L♥ves your Ranch Dressing Recipe!!! To our Health!
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Ever since having a child with food allergies, our family has been forced to read labels and research products. It has truly opened our eyes to how many unnecessary ingredients are added to the processed foods of today, even the “healthy” ones. I am constantly making homemade foods to try to nourish our family and avoid my daughter’s allergens to keep her safe (and alive!). I would love to read more about the nourishing foods of the people groups in history… and try to implement those principles into my homemade cooking. I also homeschool my children and think it would be fascinating to use as a source to learn true nourishing foods and traditions (as opposed to what the FDA puts out). Thank you for the opportunity!
I would love to have Nourishing Diets to add to my library of Sally Fallon’s marvelous books. My 3yo daughter and I enjoy our time together in the kitchen using Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children. This book would add much depth to our exploration of cultures around the world and give both of us a greater understanding of the complete use of our local natural resources for contributing to a healthy mind and body. I am forever thankful for the view of Weston A. Price encouraging us to remember to use the foods that promote health and healing and to look to our local farmers to supply the best for us. Going against the grain to incorporate raw milk in our diet is a decision I never regret and am thankful for the support of the Foundation and people like Sally who continue to promote what is best for us!
I was brought up on a Traditional diet with Breastfeeding and Raw Milk.
When I heard Sally Fallon’s lecture many years ago on Weston A. Price I was All In. Especially after being Vegan (following the Diet Dictants) for 10 years and seeing the Negative Side Effects of Vegetarianism, as in, Tooth & Gum Disease & Depresion.
I love “reading” “Nourishing Traditions Cookbook” (side bars) as well as using the Recipes.
I love learning more about Traditonal Diets.
I teach nutrition at a state university. To the best of my ability, I try to instill WAPF principles into college students. I own Price’s book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, and am always looking to add to my library, books associated with nourishing diets. I’m a learner at heart and love gathering info to learn and teach others!
Nourishing Diets sounds like such a good book! Through the years I have relied on Nourishing Traditions and The Fourfold Path of Healing as sourcebooks for healthy living. I have also greatly appreciated each opportunity to hear Sally speak in person or to read her articles. Her research is clear and cuts through all the other propaganda and mis-information. This research based comparision of other cultures and diets sounds like it will provide some real answers to the confusion about all the current diet fads. I always come back to the Weston A. Price principles, so I would love to have this book!
I would like a copy of Nourishing Diets to learn how to feed my family more nutritious diet. Traditional diets were developed and tested through many centuries and is it sad that people abandoned them in the last 100 years. In fact people who knew how to eat traditionally are not even alive anymore which makes this Nourishing Diets book a valuable resource. I am looking forward to try some of the new recipes from the book. Also I am interested in how to incorporate grains in my diet in a good healthy way.
I would love a copy of this book. My parents grew up on raw milk. Sadly, that tradition fell away when I was raised. I have seen crowding in my teeth and my children’s teeth. I have shared the Nourishing Diets information from the NT cookbook I own with my daughter who is now pregnant with my first grandbaby. She drank raw milk as a college student. I have high hopes this grandbaby won’t need braces like my daughter and I did. I am giving raw milk to my children still here at home. I have high hopes that our raw milk revival will help us. My children have been cavity free for several years and I attribute it to raw milk. I love Sally’s cookbook for children that she co-wrote with Suzanne Gross. I am sure this book is just as wonderful!
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I would love to have a copy of Nourishing Diets because I’m eager to learn more from Sally. With the help of her writings, I’ve been able to vastly improve the health of my family. I would love to learn more about the diets of the people who the WAPF base their dietary recommendations upon.
Reading Sally’s works reinvigorates me to keep at it and to not give up on nourishing my family to the best of my ability. I have a very small personal library with the books recommended by Nourishing Our Children. I consider it a privilege to have such incredibly empowering knowledge accessible in my home. Thank you to the contributors who work so hard to share all this vital information with us!
I am facinated my traditional diets and would love a copy of nourishing diets. After reading Weston a price’s work I am always looking for new recipes and ways to improve my cooking. What a find to hear Sandrine Perez just came out with a new cookbook! I am very excited to check it out. Thanks for the oportunity to enter to win a copy.
Sally Fallon Morell is the author, not me! I wrote the review of her book!
My number one criteria for deciding if something is beneficial or not is: does it have any traction in traditional (generally pre-industrial) cultures? That leads me to be skeptical of many “great new breakthroughs” in modern medicine and modern food culture. The opportunity to read about a number of traditional diets is something I don’t want to pass up. I think if I don’t win Sally Fallon Morell’s book, Nourshing Diets: How Paleo, Ancestral and Traditional Peoples Really Ate, that I’ll have to buy it. While we can’t necessarily recreate these traditional food cultures in the modern world, we can certainly learn from them how to maximize our nutrition by studying them.
I would love to be considered for a copy of “Nourishing Diets”. I am a huge advocate for traditional and real, nourishing foods and complete diets. Since information provided to the general public is often misleading, I research a lot of journals and annals to gather the best research and form my own lifestyle from there. Sally Fallon Morrel’s books are well researched and present information in easy to absorb formats, much like the foods she recommends. As a former physical anthropology student, I am also excited to read this new breakdown of traditional foods from around the world focusing on the Paleolithic era.
Yes please I would love a copy of Nourishing Diets! I credit the WAPF to my son’s strong health and reversing his underbite. Cod liver oil and pastured animal products including raw milk has made his face and jaw well developed. He has never had cavities at age 15. All of this is despite a rocky start with colic and food allergies until I found WAPF when he was 3. So grateful. ❤️
Wonderful! A book with even MORE information to compliment NOURISHING TRADITIONS! Thank you.
Our family is working Tide Mill Farm on the shores of Cobscook Bay in Eastern Maine. The 8th generation of Bells introduced us to the work of Sally Fallon as they created a way of life for themselves and their children, Tide Mill Organic Farm.
We would love “Nourishing Diets” to become part of the “traditional” way of food production here on our 9th generation Farm!
I would love to read Nourishing Diets! I am a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner certified through the Nutritional Therapy Association. Like others in my field, I cannot read or learn enough about traditional nutrition. I believe this book is a must have for my library because it covers some areas and people we may not have learned about before. I love to learn about these cultures and how they prepare their traditional foods, about their health and if they had any illness.
This book looks fascinating! I have been a Nourishing Traditions book user for about 15 years. After getting diagnosed with MS and then Lyme this cookbook has truly help me get back to better health. It has been instrumental in teaching my eight children how to establish healthy eating. It would be great to learn even more about the traditional eating styles/habits of so many different parts of the world, including the Blue Zones.
Why would I like a copy of Nourishing Diets, I love learning about other cultures and what they eat for health. Coupled with Weston Price, I know I’m not getting yet another government think tank telling me what’s good or bad to eat. Truth is what I love about these recipes and the information is well searched. Trust is a biggie.
Perhaps I am not the one to give this to simply because I bought a copy however I would LOVE to give Nourishing Diets to a dear friend who is on the page when it comes to all things WAPF. I roll my eyes everytime I hear someone amid conversation say things like “back then people did this or that” “back then no one had access to good food”” back then people didn’t live as long” blah blah blah. I think that they get their cues from movies or articles or textbooks that never did the research that Weston A. Price did. I believe that looking back will give us the keys to moving forward and understanding where we went wrong as a industrialized nation and consumers of a S.A.D. Diet. I live in Canada but have a US postal box should one of those copies make their way to me ;)
Nourishing diets would be a perfect book for me… I am trying to make good food choices and learn different methods of cooking. I think it will help me with my leaky gut and my husband with his Gerd. I really appreciate the giveaway. Thanks
I would like a copy of Nourishing Diets because at almost 63 I have had heart issues and am discovering the medicine of food and having a great time with kombucha and kefir. I am learning how to include more medicine food into my diet and in the process helping my 25 year old daughter to discover that the processed foods and sodas that make up most of her diet at the reasons for her tummy problems and headaches.
I would love to receive a copy of Nourishing Diets. I have an 8 year old with many dissabilities who has battled failure to thrive many years. I am always on the lookout for any information about diet and nutrition. From the review i read, this books seems jammed with relevant info on human nutrition. I have been attempting to learn more about my ancestor’s diet. Reading Nourishing Diets will certainly fill in the gaps in my knowledge of native diets. Thank you.
I would like to learn more about traditional diets and how to incorporate them into my families diet. I’m a new member of the Weston A. Price foundation and new at this way of eating and would love to learn more about how I can provide meals that are appealing, nutritious, and healing for myself and my family. I’ve suffered with IBS for many years and have recently been diagnosed with diabetes and heart disease so the information to help me jump start healthier food choices would be priceless and I would love to be able to pass on a Nourishing Diet to my children and their families. Thank you so much for sharing the way to a better lifestyle and for the opportunity to be considered for the giveaway.
I would like to receive a copy of Nourishing Diets because I have read all of Sally’s other books and have learned a great deal from them. They have strongly influenced my philosophy of cooking and eating and I want to continue learning the most nutrient dense ways to feed my family. With all the media about Paleo and other “diets” it gets a bit confusing to separate truth from hype. I would like to expand my knowledge of native diets and their health benefits so I can incorporate that into what and why my family follows a WAPF diet.
I am looking forward to reading and learning from Sally’s newest book! I have learned so much about nutrition from Nourishing Traditions as well as The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care. I would love to win a copy of Nourishing Diets to continue learning more about nutrition to help me nourish my children.
I learned about Sally reading the Maker’s Diet. I LOVE Nourishing Traditions. I tell folks if I only had One book that would be my Must Have. Although I have a long way to go, I continue to learn how to make food a little better by grassfed beef, clean products and Whole Foods. It is amazing how much I love to experiment. So thankful for Sally and what she has been doing for years to help others.
I already have her book,”Nurishing Traditions”, but this book”Nurishing Diets” would help me in learning the truth about our ancestors diet. The so-called American Standard diet is so bad that no wonder people are dying from it. I would love to learn this knowledge to help improve my own health in the tradition ways. I love knowing how to cook and use herbs and spices to enhance my cooking too. The more knowledge we have to fight illness and disease with food the better. Thank you.
Nourishing Diets would be a fantastic addition to my arsenal of books on nutrition, natural healing, and medicine. This fall I will be attending a university to become a naturopathic doctor, so I would love to equip myself with the wisdom found in this book before I attend (and perhaps during if time permits!). I’m also an avid writer in the natural health and wellness realm. As such, I’m always looking for new perspectives to enlighten me and make my articles as helpful as possible for readers. And of course, I’m always looking to optimize my diet to make the most of my health, and I think this book would be a huge help with that journey!
Hi, I would love a copy please. Tim Goulart DC
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My family has played with optimizing our nutrition over the years. At first we were ‘healthy’, then getting the right ranges of foods and nutrients down, then organic,then local, then GAPS, and now I’ve finally got the original Nourishing Traditions book and a WAPF membership. This bunny hole has led to some interesting places but I am curious about how such diets actually manifested in daily life and how we can best mimic those diets wherever we are in the world. For an athlete husband, hoping to conceive in the next year mom, and a 4 year old boy, we have loads of specific questions we would love to see if the book can answer. For example, we give our son at least three full eggs with soaked oats for breakfast a day. Is this advisable? What things does he need to pair with this protein to make sure it’s being absorbed and used optimally, or do we need to approach a different style of breakfast based off of our lifestyle?
Plus, this approach in the book totally feeds my love of social and cultural anthropology, so it seems like a great way to journey and study the evolution of diet by place and find out what the secret keys and similarities are despite the gepgraphical constraints!
Having this book in my library would be very helpful. We are dealing with layers of health issues, including methylation issues. The education we’ve received from the Nourishing Traditions book has been very helpful and I suspect that the information in this book will further things along. Some of the issues involve a limited ethnic background while others are dealing with a much broader ethnic background. I’m hopeful that this will help both myself, my husband, and my children with the issues that they face. Thank you.
I would love to win a copy of Nourishing Diets. I have Nourishing Traditions and the Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care already and I love reading them. These reference books have helped immensely to guide my family’s journey toward better health. I would love to add this book to our collection. With two young children in our growing family, I am always looking to learn and read more about health and nutrition for the sake of my children’s and my entire family’s health and nutrition.
I would like to read “Nourishing Diets” because food is extremely important to me. The more I learn the more I see the connection between health and food. Not much has been written about food and mental health, but I think there is a strong connection with diet and mood as well as the entire human spirit. I love my books from New Trends Publishing, and I expect this one to become another of my treasures.
This is another exciting book to add to my shelf! I would LOVE a copy of “Nourishing Diets” to further educate myself about how to create the most healthy lifestyle and diet for myself and my family. I have learned so much from Nourishing Traditions and other similar books and would love to be able to learn more! I always enjoy trying new recipes, especially those that are the most nutrient-dense. The more I learn, the more I want to focus on healing and health through nutrition.
I have several children I homeschool and I have raised them mostly on ideas from Sally Fallon and the Weston A. Price site. Nourishing Diets would be not only educational for me but for them as well. The additional recipes would be interesting. They like the “odd” way we eat and to help with the fermenting, etc. A copy would definitely be put to good use in our educational efforts and our kitchen!
I would love a copy of Nourishing Diets so I can learn more about ancestral diets. I have studied all the popular diets and the only one that makes long term sense is in the book Nourishing Traditions. We have some genetic abnormalities in our family and are trying to keep our health intact with diet. This book would help me with more in-depth information. It would be educational for our whole family and It would also be fun to read.
I would love a copy of Nourishing Diets! I’ve had it on my wish list but no one has bought it for me yet. I’ve tried to incorporate the principles the best I can with what I know. I’ve lost weight and seen an improvement in health. I think having this book will help even more.
As a mother of 3 young children and an individual who has experienced the effects of a healing diet first hand, I would be grateful to receive a copy of Nourishing Diets to supplement my library of practical wisdom. I am currently in the stages of growing my practice to include references for others who are just beginning to seek out the vital information of how we, as individuals have the ability to heal and care for ourselves and our families through traditional foods and health maintaining practices. I have had opportunities to read bits of Nourishing Diets in the clinics of many trusted and we’ll practiced healers whom I have encountered and have always found the knowledge within a helpful guide to an intuitive track that has been lost in modern “knowledge.” I believe having a copy of my own to be able to reference and put into practice will benefit those who I work with and care for as a teacher. I appreciate the opportunity to participate in this opportunity to receive a copy of this important book and hope to be able to use the wisdom to help others heal themselves through a path that all humanity can benefit from. Thank you.
I would totally love and value a copy of Nourishing Diets. Sally Fallon is such an amazing author and woman. Nourishing Traditions changed my life and my families life so much after I read it and I continue to learn so much everyday from the nourishing community. This book will be added to my ever growing library no matter what, but winning would be so exciting!
I would like to have the new “Nourishing Diets” book as I am on a journey to better health for my self and my family. I have had “Nourishing Traditions” for a few years and haven’t done a lot with it. I have just begun to see a functional medicine doc in our area to help with some heath concerns and am drastically changing our way of eating if. I believe having this book will help me to work toward the right path of health. Thank you for your review ic the book, it was an interesting read!
I am interested in a copy of Nourishing Diets! I have recently been diagnosed with gluten sensitivity. I have discovered that my intolerance may have more to do with how my digestive system has been impacted by processed foods! I have been learning more and more about how food impacts our entire health. I would like to continue to expand my knowledge in this area.
I would like a copy of Nourishing Diets because I’d feel like this is a perfect complement to my education and journey to help others find their way with food. As a recent nutrition student who will be going on to become and ND, I know first hand how important food is for health and vitality. I appreciate you offering this and hope it opens up some things for others in their own journey with food. The healing powers available in nourishing oneself with food are endless. Blessings
I have always looked back to traditional practices when trying to answer questions about health and diet. I would find Nourishing Diets facinating. I have read both Nourishing Traditions and Nourishing Broth. I feel that much that is wrong with people’s health and mental health to be directly related to diet. I share all my books with the people around me in the hopes that they will find answers to their health concerns. I would love to win this book.
Nourishing Diets couldn’t come at a better time for me. I’ve always eaten moderately better than the average american diet, still always knowing that I could be eating better. I had a gut feeling about a few things; like how silly low fat dairy is since the whole point of it is good fat. It wasn’t until about a year and a half ago when I was pregnant with my first baby that I felt the urgency of REALLY nourishing my body. Now he is 10 months old and every day I find myself searching deeper for health answers through nutrition. We’ve made an overwhelming number of changes in the last few months to work on healing his eczema, and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished, but we’re still a work in progress. I look forward to reading Nourishing Diets!
I would love to have a copy of Nourished Diets because what our ancestors ate has to be a broad and fascinating subject. I’m extraordinarily curious about how they knew to eat what they did!
I am excited about this new book! I read and use my Nourishing Traditions book everyday. I learn something new every time I open it. I became interested in eating nutrient dense properly prepared food when I had my daughter at 24 weeks gestation in 2017. Her growth has been slow, so everything she drinks and eats is so important. My daughter has taught me so much since her birth. I am blessed beyond measure that she opened this important way of eating and living up to me. Thank you for all the amazing resources.
I am excited about this new book! I read and use my Nourishing Traditions book everyday. I learn something new every time I open it. I became interested in eating nutrient dense properly prepared food when I had my daughter at 24 weeks gestation in 2017. Her growth has been slow, so everything she drinks and eats is so important. My daughter has taught me so much since her birth. I am blessed beyond measure that she opened this important way of eating and living up to me. Thank you for all the amazing resources and this new Nourishing Diets book!