A close friend first introduced me to Ms. Fallon’s classic book, Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats. I was immediately intrigued by the advice and reoccurring notion in the book that our bodies need animal fats, real milk (unpasteurized, non-homogenized) and ancient methods of preservation; whereas modern diets serve up nutrient-poor foods that are not only lacking in nutrition, but also damaging to our health.
The basic premise of this nutrition book/cookbook Ms. Fallon co-authored with Mary G. Enig, Ph.D, is that primitive cultures had little to no health problems when compared to those illnesses modern cultures commonly suffer from, such as cancer, tuberculosis, asthma and more. Most of the evidence comes from the research of dentist Weston A. Price, for whom the foundation is named.
I was already familiar with the Weston A. Price Foundation, as I’m a huge fan of the book, Real Food: What to Eat and Why, written by Nina Planck (minus the suggestions to consume pork, of course), who often cites the foundation as a source of information and inspiration.
After doing a bit of digging around on her work over at the Weston A. Price Foundation, I realized that Ms. Fallon has been incredibly vocal about the USDA’s 2010 guidelines for healthy eating, and not in a positive way.
Backed by extensive research, watch the video below to see how she vocalizes her position and the position of the Weston A. Price Foundation with regards to those guidelines during a Press Release at the National Press Club in Washington, DC:
I met with USDA Under Secretary, Ann Wright, during my time at the Family Farmed Expo and got her take on Ms. Fallon’s comments regarding the 2010 dietary guidelines. You can find those comments in my full interview with Ms. Wright (soon to be published). Be sure you are subscribed to My Halal Kitchen so you are notified as soon as there are new updates.
Stay posted for the Part Two of my coverage of Meet Sally Fallon—there’s so much I want to share with you that I divided it up into two parts…
You can get a copy of Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats from New Trends Publishing.