Sally Fallon Seminar held Thursday November
Sally is co-author of Nourishing
Traditions and Eat Fat Lose Fat.
Unfortunately, this seminar was not recorded due to unforeseen
I have summarized some of the key points below:
Nutrient Dense Foods are primarily animal based foods
such as meat and fats. These foods are high in a host of nutrients
including vitamins A and D. In comparison to an apple, for example
meat has much higher nutritional breakdown of important nutrients
including iron, B12, vitamin D and vitamin C.
Sally commented on the announcement on Oct. 30 that Kentucky
Fried Chicken will no longer be using unhealthy transfats
in their fries or chicken. Instead they will be using unhealthy
soy oil. Soy oil is objectionable because any fat in liquid oil
form, by definition, is less stable hence much higher in free
radicals which are cancer pre-cursors. Soy oil is high in Omega
3, very fragile components of oil. Since the soy oil to be used
will be partially hydrogenated some transfats will occur which
contribute to thyroid problems and endocrine disruptions. Beef
tallow, used in the past for fries, is a much more stable fat
and should be used for fries instead.
Diet for Pregnant and Nursing Woman:
Pregnant women need to avoid soy products because it has been
shown that plant estrogens can cross the placenta and disrupt
neurological development. Pregnant women need to include in their
*4 cups raw milk - it is a complete food and nutrient
dense with calcium and other minerals
*liver once a week
*Cod Liver Oil - 20,000 units of Vitamin A w Vitamin D
(Note A and D are not toxic when consumed together, only when
* Lots of Eggs which are high in choline - essential for
brain and neurological development
* Bone Broth which helps with morning sickness because
it contains high levels of minerals and gelatin which is soothing
to the digestive tract. The high amino acid content of bone broths
are a gentle and safe detoxifier.
* Healthy Fats
Raw milk is a very nutrient dense food and considered very safe
because the milk is from healthy pasture fed cows versus cows
kept in confinement and fed a grain based diet.
Be sure to feed your children raw milk where possible. If it
is not available, whole cream, thinned with pure water is a good
choice for oatmeal and hot cereals, along with butter.
Fats found in butter and milk enable the body to more effectively
absorb the full nutrient content of grains.
Infants should be nursed for at least six months if at all possible.
If nursing is not possible or the baby is not thriving there are
homemade infant formulas in Nourishing Traditions that contain
raw cow milk and raw goats milk a long with other components.
There are MANY testimonials on babies thriving on this formula.
Transitioning babies to food:
Liver and egg yolk (no egg white) are suggested as good first
foods for babies because they are so high in nutritional content
including iron. Liver can be pureed into a paste and given in
small amounts. If a baby reacts to the egg yolk, wait several
weeks to try again.
Grains should not be given to children before they are 12 months
old. Avocado would be another nutrient dense food that babies
could be started on.
For more information on feeding children and pregnant and
lactating women, The 2005 Wise Traditions Journal - Childrens
Health Issue has been reprinted by popular demand and is available
by calling 202-363-4394.
Why Children Should Not be Fed Commercial Breakfast Cereals:
Commercial cereals are extruded at high temperatures and high
pressures which is a very damaging process to the proteins in
the grain. Sally called breakfast cereals neuro-toxic and some
of speculated that breakfasts cereals contribute to hyperactivity.
Hot cereals should always be served with butter and cream for
maximum nutritional value.
Several audience questions revolved around what do we feed
our children who may be intolerant to eggs, wheat intolerant and
adverse to frequent servings of oatmeal:
Alternative Breakfast Suggestions:
Egg yolk without the white (whites are hard to digest)
Raw Cheese, good quality yogurt
Smoothies with different flavors based on coconut milk or raw
Rapadura vs. Sucanat:
Check to see if Sucanat is made from the whole sugar cane juice.
Rapadura is considered a better choice by Sally. Other good
sweeteners include maple sugar and date sugar
Fruits and Vegetables:
Fermented vegetables such as cabbage are much higher in nutrients
and probiotics and are an important part of the diet. Read up
on fermenting veggies in Nourishing Traditions. Use whey to help
preserve the veggies more effectively.
Because there is some information circulating the internet about
phytic acid Sally wanted to comment on this topic. Basically,
phytic acids are strong chelating agents which means large amounts
of minerals bind to the phytate. She suggested we look to the
Jewish culture that uses leavened breads for most of the year
and uses unleavened breads for a two week period once a year when
the phytates become a detoxifying agent.
Soaking grains and flours:
Soaking, sprouting, or fermenting breads is not just about phytates
but much more about releasing enzyme activity that helps to break
down proteins and neutralize tannins. Here is a link for much
more information on soaking grains so you can do your own research
and make up your own mind:
Also, if you go to firstname.lastname@example.org and look up Food Features
and then bread you will find updated recipes from Nourishing Traditions
and even bread machine recipes.
Healthy fats include butter, lard, coconut oil. For more detailed
information about Fats, go to this phone seminar link where we
discussed Eat Fat Lose Fat with Sally and coauthor Mary Enig last
Bread Making Questions:
Sally does not claim to be a bread making expert and referred
those questions to me, the moderator, Marilyn Moll, and to the
bread section at her website.
7th Annual Nourishing Traditions Conference will be
held November 10-11-12 in Chantilly, VA. All are invited to enjoy
Sally's all day traditional foods presentation on Friday, technical
seminars ,and other cooking oriented seminars. The traditionally
prepared food is always the highlight of the conference. You
may register up until Wednesday for the conference at westonaprice.org.
If you are not a member your registration cost will cover membership
for one year.
There were many audience questions answered and many questions
left unanswered for a future seminar with Sally Fallon. If you
have more complete notes from this seminar, could you forward
this information to me for posting?
If you have any questions about Nourishing
Traditions and Eat Fat Lose Fat., please contact me at email@example.com.