Health Building Resources
Weston A. Price Foundation
The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. It supports a number of movements that contribute to this objective including accurate nutrition instruction, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community-supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting and nurturing therapies. Specific goals include establishment of universal access to clean, certified raw milk and a ban on the use of soy formula for infants.
The Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation (PPNF)
The Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation (PPNF), originally founded in 1952 and later known as the Weston A. Price Memorial Foundation, provides the public and the healing professionals with documented research about the role of whole, living foods and essential fats from both land and sea in human nutrition. PPNF is a non-profit educational resource and owns and protects the original copyrighted material of Weston A. Price, DDS and Francis Pottenger Jr., MD. Also preserved are works by Dr. Royal Lee, Dr. Melvin Page, Dr. Emmanuel Cheraskin, Dr. William Albrecht and many other nutrition pioneers. As a PPNF member you can access a wealth of information. Membership fees and donations help the foundation maintain its precious archives and library, which houses over 10,000 historical and contemporary references pertaining to nutrition, health, and the environment. Get the facts first-hand, accurately stated, and as intended by the researchers themselves. Dr. Price’s classic volume Nutrition and Physical Degeneration is available from the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation. Its photographs illustrate in an unforgettable way the physical degeneration that occurs when human groups abandon nourishing traditional diets in favor of modern convenience foods.
The Rainforest Alliance
The mission of the Rainforest Alliance is to protect ecosystems and the people and wildlife that depend on them by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.
Chocolate Research courtesy of the University of Michigan
This link summarizes the wonderful health benefits of dark chocolate. Although much of research has been funded by Mars, Inc., the industry needs a "sugar daddy" to help fund research so as consumers we can heartily justify our love affair with chocolate. Of course, you'll want to make it Rainforest Alliance Certified or Fair Trade Certified, and the dark variety for the health benefits! See our products page for a few delectable options.
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Since 1988, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has helped advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program. The program, part of USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, funds projects and conducts outreach designed to improve agricultural systems.
Complementary Medicine Program – UMM
This is part of The University of Maryland Medicine's Complementary Medicine Program that allows you to look up a health condition and read about the natural and alternative therapies that may be helpful to you. This is a helpful free resource that will educate and empower the consumer. A good health building resource!