After studying native cultures for many years, Weston Price wrote of the people he had come to know:
“One wonders if there is not something in the life-giving vitamins and minerals of the food that builds not only great physical structures within which their souls reside, but builds minds and hearts capable of a higher type of mankind in which the material values of life are made secondary to individual character.”
The fundamental difference between the way most people live today and the way most people have traditionally lived can be understood in that one sentence. Today, traditional foods and the great physical structures they build are too often gone, and with them hearts and minds that place primary value on individual character.
To live naturally is first and foremost to act consciously to evolve and promote a way of life that embodies these age-old values, in a world that mostly does not – no easy task. It is said that one becomes what one thinks about often enough and long enough. As our thoughts shape us, so too do our foods. Food is perhaps the most direct choice we have to profoundly change ourselves and influence our culture. We will become what we choose to eat, as individuals and as a people.
So to live naturally, choose food carefully. Support farmers who nurture the earth. Think about the land, the sea, and the animal life of the world. Until modern times, most people have lived together with animals and the land. In many ways living naturally is profoundly not practical. The norm today is highly unnatural. To find the peace that living even somewhat traditionally may bring requires breaking the mold.
The nutrients, formulas and special foods described on this website have been of great help to us in breaking out of the mold of mainstream medicine. We think of them not as panaceas, but simply as useful tools. Our hope is that you too will find them useful in your own path to greater heatlh and living naturally.