Monday, April 25, 2011

The Second Annual Real Food Symposium - Pasendena, May 1st

 We had 3 of those speakers give talks in Santa Barbara - John De Bruin, Mark McAfee and Dave Wetzel (May 4, 2011). If you haven't come seen them, you can hear them all including a few others in Pasadena! Also if you need a ride or want to carpool, let us know at and we'll try to hook everyone together.


SUNDAY MAY 1, 2011
9 am
  7 pm
Pasadena, California

Sheraton Hotel, 303 E. Cordova St,
Pasadena CA. 91101

(626) 449-4000

The Skinny on Real Fats!
Meet the people who are on the cutting edge of Real Food.  Raffles, demonstrations, generous nutrient dense food sampling and much more will be explored and experienced, all in one amazing day!

Come, Listen and Learn from a Great Line-up of Speakers!

David Barker, Real Food Advocate,
Questioning some of the most prevalent, and pernicious myths about food in our culture,  David will speak about the history and politics surrounding the fat & cholesterol controversy  in  his  presentation  of Food That Isnt & Other Alimentary Myths.

Rosann Volmert, D.O.,
Associate Clinical Professor at Western University of Health Sciences, Rosann has a wide range of experience both in family practice and osteopathic medicine. She will present information on the benefits of real fats and their impact on health from a doctors perspective.

Mark McAfee, Organic Pastures Raw Dairy
founder of Organic Pastures Dairy Co. is internationally recognized as an expert in raw milk production and regularly speaks throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Mark is an experienced medical educator and tirelessly works to Share the Secret of raw milk and its amazing health benefits.

David Wetzel, Green Pasture Products
developed high-vitamin butter oil, as manufactured and described by Dr. Weston A. Price, and resurrected the ancient art of traditionally fermented cod liver oil.  David will share his journey in returning these health-sustaining oils to their original form.

John de Bruin, Dey Deys Best Beef Ever
John has a small cattle ranch near Santa Barbara where he follows the brilliant sustainability protocols created by Joel Salatin. John is passionate about educating the public about the amazing benefits of eating natural, grass-fed beef and chicken.

Event Cost:
$75.00 (Early Bird Registration) if paid by April 25th
$85.00 after April 25th. And at the door.
On-site Registration starts at 8:00 am
(Hotel Parking is $9.00)

Or: send check or money order post marked by April 25th to:
Culture Club 101
30 S. Wilson Ave.
Pasadena, CA. 91106

(626) 893 5164

Pre-register by April 25th and receive a free raffle ticket!

For More Information, Symposium Itinerary, Vendor Line-Up & Registration,
Go Online to:

We Look Forward to Seeing You There!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Help Protect Health Freedom in California - Stop AB 575!

The CA Assembly bill AB 575 will affect your right to access highly qualified nutritional professionals of your choice (if you are a consumer in California) and will also prohibit you from providing valuable nutritional therapy (if you are a nutrition professional in California).  It will be heard before Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protections on Tuesday April 26th, 2011 in Sacramento, CA. 

This bill is being introduced by the CDA (California Dietetics Association) and under this bill nutritionists must become licensed dietitians in order to practice! This would create a monopoly for RDs as clinical nutrition providers and limit your freedom of choice when it comes to working with other nutrition professionals. 

This has all happened in the last week and Trudy Scott, has gathered much of the relevant information on her blog  details of the hearing, how to submit online letters, radio interviews and more: 

Send emails and make phone calls to your elected legislators before Tuesday April 26th if possible (details are in the above blog)

Alliance for Natural Health has additional information and an automated letter you could send (scroll down to the CA section and click on the link to take action)

Trudy Scott, CN (Certified Nutritionist)
WAPF member and concerned California Nutritionist

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Keep Organics A Safe Haven from Unsafe/Unnecessary Synthetics

Protect Babies/Children's HealthView VideoSign the Petition

Organic foods provide a refuge from the toxins, synthetics, and chemically processed ingredients that masquerade as food in the conventional food supply.  

Through corruption at the USDA some questionable 'nutrient' ingredientsproduced by Martek Biosciences Corporations (DHA/ARA oils from algae and soil fungus)  have illegally found their way into organic foods, including organic infant formula, baby food and milk.  And they are making some children very sick.  

The corporations whose profits depend on these untested and unnecessary novel ingredients have launched a full-blown lobbying effort to chip away at the integrity of the organic label.  

Not only have they convinced the USDA not to enforce the law (current federal standards prohibit these materials in organics), corporate lobbyists are now pressuring the National Organic Standards Board to adopt new rules that would open the door to these additives, and hundreds of others like them.  

We cannot allow these powerful corporations to water down the organic label. 


1.  Watch the latest 4-minute video from Cornucopia Institute, which shows the importance of ensuring that suspect and unproven 'nutrient' additives like Martek's DHA and ARA oils stay out of organics.

2.  And sign Cornucopias petition asking for immediate enforcement action that would rid the organic marketplace of unnecessary, untested, non-organically produced ingredients. 

Contact information:
The Cornucopia Institute

Friday, April 8, 2011

Newcomer's Meeting - April 21

Date/Time: April 21, 7pm
Location: 151 Kalley Drive  Goleta, CA 93117

The newcomer or networking meeting at 7pm is a meeting not just for folks to learn about Weston A. Price Foundation, but to introduce yourself, your business, and to share your story and make new friends.

At this meeting, you'll hear direct hand account of how members with migrane headache, lupus, acid reflux, parents with autistic children, crohn's disease and cancer found help from the Weston A. Price Foundation after years of no hope!

We also will show a short 20 minutes video by Robyn O'Brien who shares her personal story and how it inspired her current path as a "Real Food" evangelist. Grounded in a successful Wall Street career that was more interested in food as good business than good-for-you, this mother of four was shaken awake by the dangerous allergic reaction of one of her children to a "typical" breakfast. Her mission to unearth the cause revealed more about the food industry than she could stomach, and impelled her to share her findings with others. Informative and inspiring.

Robyn authored "The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It." A former Wall Street food industry analyst, Robyn brings insight, compassion and detailed analysis to her research into the impact that the global food system is having on the health of our children. She founded and was named by Forbes as one of "20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter." The New York Times has passionately described her as "Food's Erin Brockovich."

All our meetings are open to everyone, but ask that you RSVP at so we can ensure we have enough seatings.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Stop the Corporate Takeover of Organics

The urgent action alert at the end of the message comes Sally Fallon Morell, the President of the Weston A. Price Foundation.  It is from  the Cornucopia Institute and is a long and detailed message about the corporate takeover of Organic and the changes to the organic standards that would water down organic. This alert is important and we please ask you read carefully and take action

Stop the Corporate Takeover of Organics

This is why we are here in Santa Barbara among 500 other local chapters in the country - we need to unite all the local community to protect our cherised rights to real food, push for honest labeling, non-GMO, natural health as well as supporting our local farmers and CSA.