THE WESTON PRICE SYNDROME
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© June 2014, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
An unusual set of symptoms seems to occur in those who are following a Weston Price type of diet, as suggested by the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF). The main feature is that a person goes into a four lows pattern and stays there, even though the diet seems to be “good” and the lifestyle excellent. This article discusses what might be the cause of this unfortunate situation.
PROBLEMS WITH FERMENTED FOODS
One problem with the Weston Price diet, as recommended by the WAPF, is the heavy emphasis on fermented foods, fermented cod liver oil, and perhaps other types of fermented products such as kombucha tea. (Dr. Price did not recommend this. It is an “innovation” of the WAPF, to the best of my knowledge).
Kombucha tea and many other fermented products today contain aldehydes, which are definitely poisons. People enjoy the tea, and perhaps other fermented foods, because they can have a slightly stimulating effect. However, this does not mean they are healthful, and they are not, in my experience. Any food, diet or other product that tends to move the body into a four lows pattern is anything but healthful.
HIGH FAT AND POSSIBLY TOO MUCH MEAT
Another problem with the Weston Price diet recommended by the WAPF is a high level of fat and meat several times daily. It is possible that these might also contribute to moving a person into a four lows pattern.
NOT ENOUGH COOKED VEGETABLES
This is another problem with the Weston Price diet. There are not enough vegetables in it, in my view, and some or all of the vegetables in the diet are eaten raw, which is another problem. When this is done, a person does not extract enough minerals from the vegetables, in my experience.
For much more about the Weston Price diet, please read The Weston Price Diet on this site.