Sally Fallon Morrell is best known as the author of Nourishing Traditions®: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats. She is also the founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation and editor of the Foundation’s quarterly magazine.
In the beginning of this episode, Sally talks about her health challenges as a child and how she discovered the healing power of food. Her lifelong passion for nutrition started in the early 1970’s when she read Weston A Price’s book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.
Sally explains why it’s so critically important to eat an abundance of saturated fat and cholesterol, like so many of our ancestors. In addition, fat soluble vitamins like A, D and K derived from animal fats are also essential for strengthening the human immune systems and many other systems in the body. She reflects upon the work of Dr. Weston A Price who found that traditional cultures were eating nutrient dense foods like organ meats, fermented foods, bone broth and raw dairy.
For anyone feeling as though they are breaking down physically and mentally, they may want to consider the work of Dr. Price along with Sally’s Nourishing Traditions approach to eating. These are the nutrient dense foods that our ancient ancestors have been eating for millennia.
Sally challenges the idea that eating a nourishing traditions diet is too expensive. She explains that “In 1920, Americans spent 20% of their budget on food and 5% on medical care. Today we spend 10% on food and 15% on medical care, so it works out the same. Wouldn’t it be better to just spend that money on having a good quality diet and not have to have all the medical care?”
Sally dives into her new book called The Contagion Myth that she wrote with Dr. Tom Cowan. She argues that bacteria and viruses do not make people sick. What does make us sick are poor nutrition and toxins – in other words, an unhealthy inner terrain! With regard to vaccines and pharmaceutical medications, Sally tells us that we are going down the wrong road because they are not addressing the root problem.
Sally also explores the dangers of 5G technology – she says it was tested back in the 1960’s to be used as a weapon, since it caused everything from infertility, irregular heartbeat, and blood clots. Similarly, she says that the 1918 Spanish Flu was never shown to be contagious; rather it coincided with the roll out of radio worldwide. She says millions of people got sick because the human body wasn’t used to it.
Sally reminds us that we used to think bacteria were harmful, but now we know that we have a symbiotic relationship; in fact, without bacteria we would be dead. And it’s the same with viruses: “we need a paradigm shift that viruses are not evil, they are our friends, just like we’ve seen a paradigm shift with bacteria.”
Sally is also a farmer and she talks about the healing power of nature in her life. It’s so important to take a break from technology and get outdoors. Cooking is another healing practice that helps Sally stay grounded and centered. In fact, she says: “cooking is a kind of meditation for me.”
Sally reflects on her childhood and how she was addicted to sugar. However, one important lessons she’s learned is that if you eat a nutrient dense diet, you won’t crave that sugar.
You can learn more about Sally Fallon Morrell and her work here: https://nourishingtraditions.com/