Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

I first read this book in the spring of 2009, and it has really changed my outlook on my health and food in general.  Sally Fallon, co-founder of the Weston Price Foundation, expounds on the research of Weston Price into the health and eating habits of non-industrialized societies all around the world.Some of the conclusions are startling, and some are truths we all know but generally fail to heed.  The societies with the least health and dental problems tended to focus more on eating animal products, vegetables, fermented fods and fruits, while eating little in the way of grains.  This may be difficult for our bread-centric society, but the truths found in this large study are hard to deny.

Nourishing Traditions discusses the roles of proteins, carbohydrates and fats in our diet, and how the Western diet of today is so far removed from the healthy habits of these isolated peoples.  Sally thoroughly explains how these components of our diet are utilized in the body and why some are important and some should be avoided at all costs.

Complete with a wide variety of recipes for foods and drinks alike, Nourishing Traditions is an awesome resource for anyone who questions the validity of the FDA’s claims on how healthy modern food is.

If you have been eating healthy but still do not feel healthy, perhaps this book is a good start to help you discover why.  Steering clear of heavy grain use and moving back toward a more natural diet of animals, fruits and vegetables can help rid our bodies of toxins and accumulated gunk from the processed foods most of us use greatly in our current diets.