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Why is there a Los Angeles chapter of the WAPF?

What to eat? Why to eat it? What not to eat, and why? “Science-based” nutritional guidelines from USDA, FDA, and other institutions known by initials. The food pyramid. The China Study. Alarming headlines from news media about peanut butter, cantaloupes, spinach, ground meat of all kinds. Is a Mediterranean diet the very best? The Paleo diet? Macrobiotic? Lowfat? Vegan?

It’s pretty wild and wooly out there in food land these days – no wonder a new food-related psychological condition has been identified: orthorexia, defined as an obsession with only eating the right foods (whatever those are).

The Weston A. Price Foundation, named after the nutritional anthropologist (and well-known dentist of his era), provides real, verifiable nutritional information and makes an island of sanity available in the midst of a sea of conflicting data. WAPF guidelines are not based on junk science, political correctness, nor trends. Best of all, people who return their diets to more traditional, traditionally prepared foods feel better. They stay healthier. They find that their moods stay balanced, too.

We invite you to join the conversation! The adventure promises to be delicious, deeply nourishing, and it may just be life-changing as well. We get together about once a month to:

  • Hear authors
  • Meet farmers and ranchers
  • Have cooking demos and workshops (fermented foods,
  • Watch videos
  • Listen to speakers
  • Share potlucks
  • …And always talk and exchange ideas and have a great time!

Please sign up for our Meetup, as well, if you’d like to participate in chapter activities. We’ll post them here as well, but the Meetup provides a handy way to RSVP as well as stay in touch with fellow chapter participants. We also have a Facebook page for another way to see what’s going on – we post news tidbits and other items of interest to our chapter members.