We are excited to share another Guest Blog post! We met Miranda at the recent NE Sustainable Ag Society Meeting. Enjoy Miranda’s guest post:
WAPF Local Chapters
By Miranda Sherman
My name is Miranda Sherman and I am the Weston A. Price Chapter leader for Omaha. The who-do-what you say? Here’s a brief summary on Weston A. Price and what we do. Weston A. Price was a dentist in the 1930’s who set out to discover why his patients were starting to have crowded teeth, lots of cavities, and overall poor dental health. This was something new in his practice that hadn’t been prevalent in the early 1900’s. He strongly suspected that it had to do with what people were eating and over the next few decades, he proved this to be true! When we eat a diet full of healthy fat, good proteins (think grass-fed beef, pastured pork, pastured chicken) and organic fruits and vegetables, we will have strong bones, healthy tissue, and lots of energy. Modern foods-that is anything processed or that comes in a box- doesn’t nourish our bodies. It is “dead food”. Real food is food that comes from a farmer who is passionate about their organic practices (whether they are officially an “organic” farm or not. (Like Doug’s beef!)
Take for example, the case of honey. Did you know that those cute little honey bears at the grocery store rarely contain honey? Did you know that there is no regulation on how honey is labeled? You see, there is no regulation that says that a food manufacturer must obtain honey from bees to call a product honey. Most honeys are produced in China and made with high fructose corn syrup and dyed yellow with honey “flavor” added. When tested, they reveal there is no actual real honey in these cute little bears. How do you know that what you are buying is actually honey? As a Weston A. Price Chapter leader, I seek out great farms and ranches, ask them questions, and determine if what they are producing will be the best product for you. Every Weston A. Price Chapter leader maintains a Farm List and we will give this to you free of charge. We want you to know your farmer. We want you to know that the honey you buy is in fact honey!
As a Chapter Leader and Health Educator, I teach all over the community helping others find this great way of eating. It healed me personally after decades of miserable auto-immune disease, anxiety and depression. I feel absolutely amazing now and want to tell everyone about how I came to heal. If you would like more information on my upcoming class schedule, my book, or have me speak to your group, I am more than happy to do so. I can be reached at 402-637-8929 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weston A. Price is a non-profit organization that hopes to educate consumers on what great food really looks like and how it can heal you and/ or keep you and your family healthy. If you would like, you can become a member and your membership will support this organization’s research efforts. You will receive the quarterly journal packed full of scientific information as to why certain foods feed our bodies and how you can gain the most from your food. There are free videos to watch on the website and so much more. For more information on this amazing organization, visit www.westonaprice.org
Here’s to you and your health!!
Author, Educator, Nutritional Therapist, Weston A. Price Chapter Leader / Omaha
We just completed Miranda’s new book “The Mighty Fork : Healing Your Mind and Body with Food“. It is an excellent easy read no matter where you are on the road to good health by eating healthy food. For our readers in the Lincoln area, Gus Panstgl is the local WAPF Chapter Leader. He maintains an active Lincoln WAPF Chapter Facebook closed group – check it out and ask to join!