Join us on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, for a lively discussion on digestion and elimination, presented by Frances Farmer.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, which encourages a high fiber, low fat diet, Frances will counter with the facts supporting the importance of a low fiber, low starch diet and the need for a higher percentage saturated fat in our diet. Constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, and Crones disease are examples of digestive issues related to diet.

To understand what happens in digestion it is important to understand healthy intestinal flora. The manifestation of our health is evident in the state of our stools. With sensitivity and clarity Frances will present information which will empower each of us to diagnose our own stools and understand what is happening in our own bodies. Suggestions for increasing healthy, robust gut flora will be included.

When: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 6:45pm – 8:30pm

Where: At the Ann Arbor Center for Natural Healing, 2433 Oak Valley Drive, Suite 100B, Ann Arbor (behind Target store on Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., and just down the road from the AA library)

Yummy, nutrient-dense snacks will be provided. This event is free and open to all!

The Ann Arbor chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation will be offering a class called “Cooking with Coconut” on Wednesday, March 3, 2010. Explore the many ways coconut foods support health. Coconut is the source of several food products such as coconut oil, coconut meat (flakes), coconut flour, coconut milk, coconut cream, and coconut water. Coconut is a superior health food and is valued for its nutritional and curative properties. Offering lots of ways to use coconut in your daily diet, this workshop, taught by Michelle Clemens, is not to be missed!

Class fee: $25, and includes educational packet and food tastings.

When: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 6:45pm
Where: Ann Arbor Center for Natural Healing, 2433 Oak Valley Drive, Suite 100B, Ann Arbor

Pre-registration is required.

The HomeGrown Local Food Summit is a fun day-long event for local food advocates and cheerleaders. It’s a great networking opportunity, and a great day of local food stories and accomplishments, plus plenty of ideas for how we can improve our local foodshed. This year the summit will be on March 2, 2010. Click here for more information or to register – and hurry, because the event fills up quickly!

Join us on Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 6:45pm-8:30pm for our chapter gathering! The topic will be “Real Food for Autism”. We’re pleased to have Dan Corrigan and Karen Myers to talk about the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) diet and how it is being used to heal children with autism.

Dan Corrigan, father of five-year-old son Adam, together with his wife, Addie, believes that healing the gut is the key to health. He is a Certified Body Ecologist and is an active member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. He has studied nutrition extensively and is a graduate of Western Michigan University. Karen Myers, AAWAPF teacher, will be joining Dan and discussing the pitfalls of the standard GFCF (gluten-free, casein-free) diet. Dan and Karen are business partners and will be launching their website “Corganic, Real Food For Autism” in the spring.

The “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” book and DVD will be available for purchase.

Yummy, nutrient-dense snacks will be provided.

Our gathering will be held at the Ann Arbor Center for Natural Healing, 2433 Oak Valley Drive, Suite 100B, Ann Arbor, 734-929-4048 (behind the Target store).

No RSVP necessary. This event is free and open to all!

Join us on Wednesday, January 20, at 6:45pm for our chapter gathering! We’ll be showing a DVD about Polyface Farm, Joel Salatin’s farm in Virginia.  Joel was featured in the film “Food, Inc.”, which we watched in November. After that showing, many of you were understandably disturbed by what you saw about the industrial food system, and expressed interest in learning more about clean, sustainable agriculture, and Joel’s farm in particular. Join us for an interesting and fun look at how Joel runs his beautiful farm.

Yummy snacks will be provided. We will also have for sale copies of Joel’s excellent book, “Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal” ($20).

Our gathering will be held at the Ann Arbor Center for Natural Healing, 2433 Oak Valley Drive, Suite 100B, Ann Arbor (behind the Target store).

This event is free and open to all!

The Ann Arbor chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation is pleased to announce several upcoming workshops.

Please pre-register by emailing info@aawapf.org.

“Getting Started”

An introductory workshop to Dr. Weston A. Price and the book “Nourishing Traditions”. This highly recommended class presents 4 different pathways to guide folks in eating a nutrient-dense, real food diet. Offering practical advice and an overview of the foundational principles, this workshop will support you as you take those first action steps towards a healthier way of eating.
Fee: $20

This workshop will be offered at two different times to accommodate different schedules:

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 12:30pm-2pm
With Pamela and Rene at Indigo Forest, 4121 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor (www.visitindigo.com)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 6:30pm-8pm
With Michelle and Jessica at the Ann Arbor Center for Natural Healing, 2433 Oak Valley Drive, Suite 100B, Ann Arbor (www.chiropractorforlife.com/)

“Alternatives to Sugar”

The increased consumption of refined sugar is directly related to the increase of various disease conditions in school children. However, the moderate use of natural sweeteners, high in vitamins and minerals, such as raw honey, date sugar, Rapadura (dehydrated cane sugar juice) and maple syrup will satisfy even the sweetest tooth without compromising health. Pamela Belle will share recipes and information on how to transition from commercial, refined sweeteners towards healthier alternatives.
Fee: $30

Thursday, November 19, 2009 6:30pm-8:30pm
At the Ann Arbor Center for Natural Healing, 2433 Oak Valley Drive, Suite 100B, Ann Arbor

 

“The Sacred Foods”

Unlock your genetic potential through the Sacred Foods that provide the activators: Vitamins A&D and K2. Learn how to feed ourselves and our children using nutrient dense foods to build brilliant, strong, energetic, healthy bodies and minds. Frances Farmer will dispel the myths and misunderstandings of conventional wisdom about saturated animal fats and cholesterol from trans fats and other artificially produced “foods”.
Fee: $30

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 6:30pm-8:30pm
At the Ann Arbor Center for Natural Healing, 2433 Oak Valley Drive, Suite 100B, Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation will be offering the class “Children and Healthy Fats” on Sunday, October 25 from 1:00-3:30pm. This class will be held at the Ann Arbor Center for Natural Healing, 2433 Oak Valley Drive, Suite 100B. This class will be taught by Frances Farmer.

Fat and cholesterol provide critical nourishment for growth and brain development in children. Learn how to feed children using nutrient-dense foods to build brilliant, strong, energetic, healthy bodies and minds. Frances Farmer will dispel myths and misunderstandings about saturated animal fats and trans fats, cholesterol, and vitamins A & D.

The fee for this class is $35. Please pre-register by contacting info@aawapf.org.

Please join us on Wednesday, October 21, for a WAPF chapter gathering! The topic will be sourdough bread! We will be discussing the health benefits of sourdough breads, and John Savanna, master baker from Mill Pond Bread in Chelsea, will be on hand to discuss how he makes his delicious breads and the secret to making successful sourdough breads at home. We will also discuss other uses of the sourdough starter, such as muffins and waffles.

This gathering will be held at the Ann Arbor Center for Natural Healing, 2433 Oak Valley Drive, Suite 100B from 6:30pm – 8pm7pm – 8:30pm.

Yummy snacks will be provided!

No RSVP necessary. This event is free and open to all.

We hope to see you there!

The Ann Arbor chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation is pleased to offer a two-part class “Making the Transition”. This class will be held on Wednesday, October 7 and Wednesday, October 14 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Ann Arbor Center for Natural Healing, 2433 Oak Valley Drive, Suite 100B, Ann Arbor. The “Making the Transition” class will present ideas for maximizing the productivity and efficiency of meal preparation through organizing the kitchen, menu planning and grocery shopping, and time-saving meal prep methods. If you’ve been struggling with more fully integrating a Nourishing Traditions diet into your lifestyle, we hope you will join us for a wonderful class of great ideas, inspiration, and camaraderie!

Pre-registration is required.

The Detroit area chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation will be hosting the Growing Connections Organic Harvest Festival and Conference on September 12, 2009, at Kensington Metro Park Farm Center in Milford. The event runs from 9am to 6pm and features a large farmers market as well as lectures on these topics:

“Proper Use of Popular Herbs”
“Eat Organically on a Budget”
“Cholesterol…The Real Truth”
“Sugar…Stop the Addictions”

There will also be a craft and activity area for children.

Pre-registration is just $35.

Visit http://www.htnetwork.org/growingconnections.html for more information.