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I don't think they're any more anti-vegetarian than vegetarians are anti-meat. How else would you expect them to argue their point, unless they make their voice as loud as the vegetarian movement? In reality, they promote ALL whole-foods, I just think their pro-meat stance is what gets them the most noteriety, for whatever reason. Sort of like how Atkins is said to be against eating vegetables, where in truth his diet includes LOTS of non-starchy vegetables. In my opinion, the vegetarian groups (especially vegans and PETA) tend to be much more militant than the Weston A. Price Foundation has ever been. In reality, they're actually NOT neccessarily anti-vegetarian, but they do believe that strict veganism is unhealthy.

They actually aren't against traditional fermented soy foods (like what most Asians eat), but are instead against infant soy formula, soy milk, soy protein, and other modern processed soy procucts, mostly because of the way they are manufactured. Similar to the sprouted whole-grains vs. processed white bread argument. Read this and let me know what you think:

and here's some more info:

The foundation was started and is run by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig PhD, and they have several well-known doctors and nutritionists on their board such as Dr. Mercola, Stephen Byrnes, and others. Mary Enig PhD was the lipid biochemist who popularized the issue of trans-fatty acids and hydrogenated fats, which has eventually led to new food guidlines by the USDA, and soon, a new food label which will display the trans-fat content of foods. She is the vice-president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, trying to spread the findings of Dr. Price about the effects of whole-foods vs. modern processed foods on human health.

I don't know why you'd find their site "scary." They never insist that meat is absolutley neccessary for good health. As long as you avoid a diet with lots of modern processed foods, or a strict vegan diet, you'll be ok. I'm actually a former vegan myself, and had my health ruined by that diet.

Give their site a try, (ignore the articles on meat if you want) The worst thing you can do is make up your mind about something, without ever actually giving it a try. I'm an avid reader, and I like to read things of different viewpoints, and this is how I came across their website. Believe me, it's NOT what you think.

Read that book review I posted in my last post. It has photos from the Dr. Price's book (from a century ago) showing the differences in physcial development between people eating traditional whole-foods diets, and people eating modern processed foods. At the time the photos were taken, processed foods (such as Sugar and white flour) were a new invention, and there were still a lot of healthy societies in various parts of the world, that were available to have their photos taken. Today, there aren't many of these healthy societies left. All of these healthy primitive societies ate whole-foods in the past (including animal foods) , and were very healthy, therefore dosn't it stand to reason that the MAIN reason why a "Western" SAD diet makes people so unhealthy is the NEW additions to the diet such as sugar, soft drinks, white flour products, trans-fats, soy products, etc? This is the only thing that makes a Western diet different from a traditional diet. THIS is the point the Price Foundation is trying to get across to people.


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