Welcome to North Texas Traditional Living
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Who are/were the Traditional Living Pioneers?
Dr. Weston A. Price (1870-1948), a Cleveland dentist, has been called the "Charles Darwin of Nutrition." In his search for the causes of dental decay and physical degeneration that he observed in his dental practice, he turned from test tubes and microscopes to unstudied evidence among human beings. Dr. Price sought the factors responsible for fine teeth among the people who had them- the isolated "primitives." The world became his laboratory. As he traveled, his findings led him to the belief that dental caries and deformed dental arches resulting in crowded, crooked teeth and unattractive appearance were merely a sign of physical degeneration, resulting from what he had suspected-nutritional deficiencies.
As yet I have not found a single group ... which was building and maintaining
excellent bodies by living entirely on plant foods.
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, by Weston A. Price, DDS
Price traveled the world over in order to study isolated human groups, including sequestered villages in Switzerland, Gaelic communities in the Outer Hebrides, Eskimos and Indians of North America, Melanesian and Polynesian South Sea Islanders, African tribes, Australian Aborigines, New Zealand Maori and the Indians of South America. Wherever he went, Dr. Price found that beautiful straight teeth, freedom from decay, stalwart bodies, resistance to disease and fine characters were typical of primitives on their traditional diets, rich in essential food factors.
The discoveries and conclusion of Dr. Price are presented in his classic book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. The book contains striking photographs of handsome, healthy primitives and illustrates in an unforgettable way the physical degeneration that occurs when human groups abandon nourishing traditional diets and lifestyles in favor of modern convenience foods.
Sally Fallon Morrell is a modern pioneer in her own right. Founder and president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, she has worked tirelessly for years to bring common sense back to American tables. She continues the work of Dr. Price by spelling out the dangers of new-fangled foods and encourages us to seek out real food raised with traditional methods. Her work to keep real, unheated milk available in this country has been a huge blessing to the ancestral foods community.
Her classic work, Nourishing Traditions is a masterpiece of comprehensive nutrition. Much more than a cookbook, it covers all aspects of nutrition and the dietary dangers in modern foods. The recipes section is filled with little gems of information in sidebars, pertaining to the foods covered on those pages. You will refer to this book again and again for the complete wisdom it offers.
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride is a neurologist who treated her son with nutritional therapy off of the autistic spectrum. Her approach is a Paleolithic diet that contains ample cultured foods for microbial health. He book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome is much more than a diet book for autistics. Dr. Campbell-McBride connects many of today's modern ills to gut dysbiosis, and the book will teach you something new upon each rereading of it. She has done a tremendous service to the traditional foods community through her training and tireless research into the role that nutrition plays in health.
North Texas Traditional Living is a resource to help fellow North Texans find locally grown meat, eggs, dairy products and produce. We work towards the return of nutrient-dense foods to American tables. We support traditional lifestyles. However, we do not sell these foods. Instead, we refer you to good people in the area who do. We do not offer medical or nutritional advice, but may be able to refer you to fine practitioners who do. We support the work of Dr. Price and others who have found that diet and other factors can have a profound impact on the health of entire families.
Looking for local food?
Please visit the Farms section for local growers of nutrient dense food. That means animals raised on their proper diet and lifestyle using all natural and hopefully organic methods. For information on real milk in Texas, see the TX Milk Law page.