I am still reeling from my time at the Weston A. Price, Wise Traditions Conference. Words just cannot describe how truly amazing my experience was. The simple fact that it was held in my very own neck of the woods was just to good to be true and as soon as I knew about it, well I planned on going. As the time drew nearer to register I realized I simply could not afford to go. Being the single mom that I am things this year have been tough as I simply struggle to survive financially. However, I read a comment by Ann Marie of Cheeseslave on one of her posts discussing the upcoming conference in which she encouraged another Philly local to attend even though she couldn’t afford it. She said it is free to check out all the vendors and that people would be hanging out around there, it would be worth going just for that. So, after reading that I decided I’d still go even though I was not registered. (to the right; myself with Ann Marie – photo credit)
On Thursday evening there had been planned a gathering for those who are a part of Real Food Media, along with some other Weston Price Foundation folks and some of the Real Food Media Sponsors, along with any followers of the bloggers. I attended that dinner which I briefly wrote about, and met some fabulous folks and just enjoyed talking all things Real Food. At the end of the dinner I had mentioned my situation to Elizabeth of Nourishing Creations, and she mentioned she knew of someone who at the last minute could not come. She suggested we go and see if I could take her place. So we went on down to the registration booth and asked and they said sure. After Elizabeth found out the woman’s full name, I was in like Flynn baby!! How awesome is that!!! This seems to be how my life works, amazing things fall into place at the last minute. Had I not gone at all I would have missed that awesome opportunity, and had I not spoken up about my circumstances, well let’s just say I am very blessed! And a huge thank you to Elizabeth and Barbara, whose registration I was able to benefit immensely from!!!
The first session I attended was ‘Gut & Psychology/Physiology Syndrome’ by Natasha Campbell McBride, MD, HMC, CCH. I have read up quite a bit on her work and am also a member of the GAPS yahoo group. I’ve also watched as many of her YouTube videos as I could find. This woman is amazing to me and her research is profound. I highly recommend looking her up and finding out all that you can on her and her book is definitely on my wish list. You can read more about the diet she suggests for those who need to recover from psychology issues here.
After lunch I attended ‘Nutrition and Mental Health’ by Nora Gedguadas, CNT/NTP, NANP. I was very eager to hear her speak, as I am a huge fan of her work and her book, ‘Primal Body/Primal Mind‘. I am sure I have told many a folk to read her book and I will continue to do so as it was so eye opening for me and has really help to guide me on my own path into gluten free and low carb eating for optimum health. The second session she addressed, ‘Taming the Carb-Craving Monster’. I will be sure to post notes, as I attended both of her sessions, along with my new friend Jo-Lynne of Musings of Housewife, who was convinced after hearing Nora that she needed to go gluten free!!
Posts from other Real Food Media Bloggers conference experience;
………stay tuned as I will be posting my notes from the sessions I attended!!