WAPF Wellington NZ

Toxic Canola Oil

This is off-putting enough and they don't even mention that it's GMO!

The Koanga Institute

The Koanga Institute is home of New Zealand's largest heritage organic seed collection. They focus on growing nutrient dense food and seeds in a regenerative manner for the next generation's health and well being.
Take a look around their website to buy seeds, take a course, or read research. http://www.koanga.org.nz/


Wheat Belly

This book is great - highly recommended - really good summary of how wheat causes obesity, diabetes, and a range of other diseases.

And it also explains why most commercial "gluten free" foods (high starch) are just as bad as the wheat.

Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis, MD


 Things that can happen if you cut out "healthy whole grains"

Raw Food Cats

Here is a brilliant website from a lady in Australia who breeds Ragdoll kittens, feeds them on raw foods, and doesn’t vaccinate them.

It’s great to see that there are more breeders now who are aware of the dangers of vaccinations and the benefits of raw foods: 
www.Eden Lea Ragdolls

Francis Pottenger (Pottenger Cats) discovered that cats should eat raw meat many years ago but unfortunately most cat breeders and vets are now feeding cats on “dry food” – profitable and convenient, but very bad for the cats www.ppnf.org

Here is a fantastic cat breeder in Gisborne Super Maines who feeds her cats on raw organic meat and fish, and her cats certainly look very different to cats raised on Hills Science Diet!

Will blogging be the next big thing?

Facebook tends to bury interesting information in a sea of trivia, while blogger (owned by Google) seems to do better in Google searches, and blogs are more convenient to update than web pages, so we are going to keep posting updates on this blog.

We also have a page on Facebook

A new vegan trend seems to be vegan tattooing!

The Endgame for Paleo is WAPF

A great post coving something we have wondered ourselves - why is there infighting between Paleo and WAPF - we are all on the same side


"There have been a few popular Weston A. Price (WAPF) bloggers that have attacked the Paleo diet. I understand some of their criticisms, but dislike their techniques. I find that the two diets to be highly complimentary. For those new to these terms, check out my post Paleo vs Weston Price. I like the Paleo diet as a starting spot. Turning back your diet 10,000 years is a great way to reboot your internal operating system. Dropping the neolithic poisons and eating a diet made up of foods our ancestors thrived upon is an effective strategy many have used to improve their health.

As much as I like the Paleo diet as a starting point, I prefer a Weston A. Price approach to nutrition. Paleo is good at figuring out what foods to eat. Weston A Price focuses not only on foods and food quality, but also food preparation. Paleo is about bringing the food back to the cave. Weston A. Price takes it from there and figures out how to extract the maximum nutrition from that food. Fermentation, soaking, sprouting, making stocks and organ meats.

What really appeals to me about the Weston A. Price approach is how different cultures in completely different parts of the planet that had no way to communicate with each other, independently came up with similar solutions to food preparation. Only when modern cultures rejected traditional food preparation in favor of convenience and cost saving did health begin to decline. Nutritional science is just beginning to catch up to what our ancestors knew about food"

The Peat-atarian Diet For Those Of Us With Average IQs

"I read a lot of stuff regarding nutrition. It has been an active hobby of mine since 2008. Although it was the Paleo Diet that rekindled my interest in nutrition, today I consider myself more in the Weston A. Price camp. I explained why in the post The Endgame for Paleo is WAPF. I’ve been successful on both diets. Earlier this year I started reading about the dietary views of Dr. Ray Peat and his followers. Unlike Paleo or WAPF, which are easy to understand on the surface, the Peat-atarian articles are quite intense. They aren’t user friendly"


GrainsNONOYES (treated only)NO
SoyNONOYES (fermented only)NO
Fermented FoodsYESYESYESNO
"Sugar is Good"NONONOYES
Offal + Bone BrothYESYESYESYES
NutsYESYESYES (treated only)NO
"Saturated Fat is Good"YESYESYESYES

You can't afford to be skinny!

And all done without fish oils too!!!! - there's always something amazing to be found at drug counters...

The Vegetarian Myth

For anyone who has ever been accosted by angry vegetarians, we recommend this book - although it won't be too shocking to anyone familiar with Weston A Price findings, we gather it's quite a challenge for vegetarians and particularly vegans.

While we wouldn't give it a 100% rave review - at times when it gets into topics other than nutrition it goes off the rails (for example the graph on page 251 referring to climate is one of the most meaningless charts ever published!), but it's very entertaining and well written, as well as a scary insider account of what veganism really does to people - well worth reading.

Fat Head

This movie was brilliant, and the website is great too! - 

Comedian (and former health writer) Tom Naughton replies to the blame-McDonald’s crowd by losing weight on a fat-laden fast-food diet while demonstrating that nearly everything we’ve been told about obesity and healthy eating is wrong. 

Along with some delicious parody of Super Size Me, Naughton serves up plenty of no-bologna facts that will stun most viewers, such as: The obesity “epidemic” has been wildly exaggerated by the CDC. People the government classifies as “overweight” have longer lifespans than people classified as “normal weight.” Having low cholesterol is unhealthy. 

Lowfat diets can lead to depression and type II diabetes. Saturated fat doesn’t cause heart disease — but sugars, starches and processed vegetable oils do.


NZ Dept Of Health ad from 1944

Eat fish, liver, kidneys, cheese

take cod liver oil daily, get plenty of sunshine...

Isn’t it amazing what even the NZ dept of health was telling people back in 1944?

Medicine is often worse than disease

Sir William Osler (July 12, 1849 – December 29, 1919) was a Canadian physician and one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Gut death by Roundup

How the roundup left in non-organic wheat destroys the beneficial bacteria in your gut, as if they are weeds


Our Submissions on Fluoride in the news

Fluoride a poison in our water


The practice of adding a chemical - sodiumsilicofluoride or hydrofluorosilicic acid - to everybody's drinking water is nothing short of fanatical.

What rational person takes a substance captured in a factory smoke-stack because it's too toxic to be discharged into the air, and then cannot be got rid of in the sea or a river because it's not allowed by international marine law, and decides to put into every man, woman and child's drinking water?
And that's regardless of whether the person is sick or how they react to it and even though they may have said they don't want it.

In Wellington, sodiumsilicofluoride is added to the drinking water. We import this substance from Belgium where not only do they not have water fluoridation, they have banned the tablets. In fact, no country in continental Europe has water fluoridation any longer.

see the full article here

Wise Traditions UK's videos

the Wise Traditions conference UK videos are now available to view on Vimeo

Barry Groves, Sally Fallon, and Natasha Campbell McBride talks now uploaded.

Kim/Sally Blog

Hi WAPF chapter leaders... I wanted to send you a note to let you know of my new blog based on Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon Morell. It's called The Nourishing Cook, and I'm cooking all 773 recipes in Nourishing Traditions and blogging about my experiences, a la Julie/Julia style. I would like to complete the cookbook before 12/31/2011.

If you could forward this email to your chapter members, I would appreciate it, as I need moral support! I am a mom of teenage twin girls and wife to picky eater husband. I am having some challenges switching my family over to the 'real food' wapf lifestyle, but we are doing it one step at a time. My blog is about the 'real face' of switching over to real food and replacing bad habits with good ones.

Please note: I did ask for Sally Fallon Morell's feedback before starting the blog, and received full permission to include the recipes in my post. I will also be joining AnnMarie Michael's Real Food Media blog network in the next few weeks, thanks to Kimberly Hartke!!

thanks for reading this and considering reading the blog!

Kim Knoch

Hawkhurst's Biodynamic Wine

Hawkhurst's Biodynamic Vineyards have organic preservative free wines available online from their website

Best Foods for Cats

For an excellent guide to feeding cats we highly recommend Natural Nutrition for Cats by Kymythy Schultze 

Hi Kymythy

Many thanks for all you fantastic advice and for helping people think about things beyond feeding their pets as well – like avoiding microwaves and fluoridated water.

Our own cat is a third generation raw organic food cat who weighs in at 18lbs of solid muscle – he’s never tasted cooked food, and he’s never been sick.

I think Natural Nutrition for Cats would also make a brilliant book for human diet with barely any changes – especially the part about avoiding grains….

Cheers Ian

ps. Here’s a pic of our cat Christo 

Dear Ian,

Well thank you for making my day!  Yes, I totally agree with you about the cat diet being good for we humans also (with a few more above-ground veggies added).  Your cat Christo is a very handsome boy...and a very fortunate cat to have you to care for him! 

I am a big fan of the Weston Price Foundation...how wonderful that you have a chapter in your area!  I sure wish I could visit it in person as I have wanted to see New Zealand since I was a child.  Please let me know if I can be of any help to your efforts to help others.

Thanks again for the email,

FRESH UP imports apples from China

“At Frucor, we set ourselves the highest possible standards and are always on the look out for ways to do things better.

Whether it’s thinking improved nutrition, looking after the community or protecting our environment, we take social responsibilty seriously”

So how does selling Chinese tinned apple sauce fit into that?

I used to like eating the stuff, and am appalled that NZ grown apple products have been replaced by Chinese ones

It’s a shame that we can no longer use or recommend such an iconic NZ brand as Fresh Up…..

“Quality is everywhere at Frucor. When we're creating a new product, we listen to you.”

NZ organic products are what we are looking for. Price is not crucial. Please create a new product range!

Regards Ian

Ian Gregson - Wellington Chapter Weston A Price Foundation

Dear Ian,

Thank you for your feedback.

The reason we have had to change the product is because the New Zealand manufacturer decommissioned their production line. 

You can be assured however that the product from China meets our rigorous quality standards. 

I appreciate that there has been negative publicity about various products from China which unfortunately is caused by a small minority of disreputable operators.

That should not however detract from the fact that China produces a vast amount of high quality produce which is used by the worlds leading consumer goods companies. 

Without Chinese produce there would be insufficient world supply of many of these products, and that includes apple based products.

You will be pleased to know however that our Fresh Up fruit juice range is still made from 100% New Zealand grown apples as it has been for the last 48 years. So long as reasonably possible we will keep it that way.

Kind regards,
Carl Bergstrom
CEO Frucor - New Zealand 

healthy options

“Healthy Options” www.healthyoptions.co.nz New Zealand’s low fat, pro vegetarian “health” magazine, in which the cure for all illnesses is fresh fruit and veg, and the word “meat” is seldom uttered, once published a short article on the work of Weston A Price.
The editor wrote “sometimes it is a good thing to be confronted by a challenging situation… the article based on the nutritional principles of Dr Weston A Price could evoke this response”
The article, which is a good introduction written by someone who understands and follows WAPF dietary principles, is pretty much the antithesis of most of the articles published in Healthy Options magazine, so it was really quite remarkable to see it in there!


New Zealand rapper Jody Lloyd, aka Trillion has put out some brilliant stuff on vaccinations, cell phones, fluoridation - awesome - all available on youtube

clearwaters organic dairy

for some great yoghurt that tastes like the real thing, try some Clearwaters Organic Dairy Farm yoghurt

one of the best sites on the web

for anyone seeking the kind of news and information that will not be televised, The Corbett Report is an amazing rescource

preservative free wine

Auckland chapter co-leader Natalie Carrad's husband Chris has an excellent wine shop named "Wine Circle" that sells preservative free and organic wines - online sales available on their website

professional water

as well as providing a fountain, moore wilsons also have a great collection of bottled water - gerolsteiner sparkling mineral water is a great buy, excellent tasting fizzy water for $2.25 a liter, and gerolsteiner sponsor an awesome cycling team, pictured here leading the 2008 tour de france

new water fountain

Moore Wilsons wellington have a cool new fountain

It has clean fluoride free water

It's not set up for bigtime bottle filling and they have a gold coin donation box, but it's more convenient than driving to Petone for small amounts

unless you live in Petone....

Sean Croxton vids

The full gallery of Sean Croxton clips is available to view online here

brouchure download

Principles of healthy diets brochures

We’ve been passing these out because they are such a brilliant summary in one small brochure. They cover Weston A Price’s studies, traditional diets, fats, dietary dangers, bogus politically correct nutrition, saturated fats, fat soluble activators, common myths about nutrition, dangers of soy, and more. For anyone who would like to see one there is an online copy here:

pictures of wellington

the top one is hawkins hill and the boats are at the waterfront near frank kitts park - Wellington is an awesome looking place!

WAPF in wellington

The Weston A Price Foundation Chapter for Wellington New Zealand was originally set up in January 2008

w e b s i t e www.wapfwellington.org.nz

In some parts of the world, the WAPF seems to focus firstly on education and also has a big emphasis on activism (on issues like raw milk)

To be honest, we tend to mostly hook people up with the whole foods they are searching for, and because the demand is greater than the supply, we are not so much publicising WAPF foods as rationing them out to keen buyers. So while other chapters around the world are publicly promoting the foods WAPF recommends, we almost avoid all public mention of some of them. But demand has gone crazy anyway.

WAPF Membership

Although the basis of much of our philosophy about food is based on a WAPF background, we are more of a local food network with a handful of WAPF members. But it would be great to have a larger and more active Wellington chapter, and the four quarterly journals that members receive are well worth the membership fee alone.

Although our local food activity is probably bigger and more active then it first appears, we don’t actually have many Wellington WAPF members. If you would like to join, read more here.

The growth in interest in the past year is huge – it would be great to see a whopping great pile of new members too, so that we would look like we are going off ;-)

teeth by coca cola

"The Coca-Cola Company exists to benefit and refresh everyone who is touched by our business. Founded in 1886, our Company is the world's leading manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups, used to produce more than 230 beverage brands. Our corporate headquarters are in Atlanta, with local operations in nearly 200 countries around the world"

if you would like to read a more honest summary of the evil beverage see this page on coca cola

cast iron frying pans

Cast iron frying pans

Over the past 60 years Du Pont has conned almost everyone into using Teflon frying pans. Now it’s like an underground secret, but cast iron frying pans make everything taste better. For frying meats, A LOT BETTER! It also turns out Teflon is very toxic.

Although far cheaper ones are available, the best cast iron frying pans are French Le Creuset ones which are available from online shops like table pride and the studio of tablewear

They are eye wateringly expensive at around $300 for a 28cm one with a wooden handle, but the food comes out so well they may be worth it! Otherwise find a well used and well seasoned one second hand. The cheap new Chinese ones from places like Briscos are very inferior and may put heavy metals into your food.

Apart from the vastly improved flavour, the other good bit is that a good cast frying pan is almost as non-stick as Teflon and they are not poisoning you with toxic teflon. And they last for decades and get better with age.

A cheaper option that also works well is stainless steel. Just be sure to avoid teflon like the plague. 

seen on a bus

we are all over the place!

peanut butter

Reilly's peanut butter - this stuff is the bomb. Made to Sally Fallon’s recipe from soaked and dried organic peanuts, coconut oil, sea salt and honey. We keep it in stock because we have created a cult of addicts who come and buy jars of it urgently whenever they are hanging out!

also available in almond brazil, and chocolate hazelnut, and in honey free versions for GAPS etc