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Nourish Vermont: Traditional Foods and Health Gathering

1611 Harbor Rd
Shelburne, Ve

Thursday, June 2, 2016 to Saturday, June 4, 2016
TIME: Thursday, June 2, 9AM-5PM PM; Friday, June 3, 9 AM-7 PM; Saturday, June 4, 9 AM-4PM; DOORS OPEN AT 8:00, PROGRAM WILL START PROMPTLY AT 9AM
Special Event
Adult Program
LOCATION: Shelburne, VT

$15-$100/day; In order to make the program accessible, it is being offered on a sliding scale.

Come learn the core principles of traditional diets, inspired by the teachings of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and explore how embracing this lifestyle can contribute to one’s health, wellness and longevity.

Hosted at Shelburne Farms, Nourish Vermont is a program generously funded by The Forrest C. and Frances H. Lattner Foundation.  

Childcare: Childcare is available Thursday and Friday afternoon and all day Saturday.  Please contact Tre McCarney, to pre-register.  (Children must be toilet trained).

Meals: Event lunches and snacks will align with the principles presented by the speakers, including nutrient-dense, locally and organically grown vegetables, pastured and grass–fed meat, raw dairy products, and fermented vegetables, all skillfully prepared by Frank Pace of Great Northern and the chefs at the Inn at Shelburne Farms.  On Friday, a traditional foods tasting will highlight the simplicity of eating whole, nutrient-dense foods including charcuterie, grass-fed beef, bone marrow and broth, and more!  

Exhibitors & Marketplace: Local and regional producers,  therapeutic practictioners and Nourish Vermont sponsoring organizations and businesses will be tabling in the East Hall.   Many items will be for sample and for sale including fermented beverages and vegetables, organ meat preparation, traditional fats, herbal medicines, pastured dairy products,  cod liver oil and raw milk.   Books will also be for sale and signing by the presenters.  

Sound Healing: Each morning before the start of the program we will be bathed in sound by Sound Healer, Melinda Kinzie.   This sound bath will  give us the opportunity to set our personal intention for the day and prepare us for the teachings offered to us.

Melinda Kinzie has been a student of energy medicine and spirituality her whole life.  She grew up in the mountains of Vermont and later lived in NYC for 20 years working as a recording and performance artist.  With over 25 years of training in transformational work and spiritual studies including a comprehensive Sound Healer Training with Zacciah Blackburn of the Center of Light in Vermont,  she now shares the benefits of sound healing to people of all ages.  She teaches workshops, group healing events, including the Sacred Sound Sanctuary, and Little Shamans, a program for children, to her local community in Vermont and has recently been  offering workshops and programs in Montreal.

Thursday, June 2

Time: 9am-5pm this is an all day presentation | Coach Barn, Shelburne Farms  |  Sliding scale fee

Sally Fallon Morell: Seminar on Traditional Diets

Animal fats, properly prepared whole grains, enzyme-enriched foods and nourishing bone broths kept our ancestors healthy. Sally Fallon Morell, author of Nourishing Traditions, explains why these are vital factors for maintaining good health today. Beginning with a presentation of Dr. Weston Price’s unforgettable photographs of healthy traditional peoples, Ms. Fallon Morell explains the underlying factors in a variety of traditional diets, which conferred beauty, strength and complete freedom from disease on so-called primitive populations. Then she presents a step-by-step plan to put nourishing traditional foods—foods that your family will actually eat—back into your diet, including easy break­fast cereals, soups, sauces, snack foods, high-enzyme condiments and soft drinks that are actually good for you.

About the Presenter: Sally Fallon Morell, Founder and President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, is a journalist, chef, nutrition researcher, homemaker, and community activist. She is the author of Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats and is the co-author of The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care and Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World

Friday, June 3

Time: 9am - 7pm | Coach Barn, Shelburne Farms |  Sliding scale fee

Beth Lambert: Documenting Hope: Redefining Children's Health in the 21st Century

Time: 9:00-10:30AM

With at least 1 in 2 American children diagnosed with a chronic illness, they are the canaries in the coalmine of national health.  We do not accept the “new normal” of sick children any more than we accept the demise of fish in our oceans or the loss of biodiversity in our rain forests. Our greatest hope to reverse this devastating trend is to revolutionize how we think about our health and the human relationship with the planet.  The Documenting Hope Project is a solutions-oriented science and media initiative poised to inspire parents, physicians and the public to make the necessary changes that will foster health for our children and our planet.  We know that prevention and reversal of chronic illness is possible as it has been demonstrated anecdotally thousands of times. We can stop the escalating epidemics of chronic childhood illness and redefine the human relationship with the planet by clearly and scientifically demonstrating that human health is directly correlated with the condition of our surroundings. By proving that serious chronic illnesses can be reversed by optimizing the things that interact with our bodies on a daily basis, we have the opportunity to profoundly impact the future of our children and of life on this planet. Video and status update on the Documenting Hope Project will be shared.

About the Presenter: Beth Lambert is the Founder and Executive Director of Epidemic Answers, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the epidemic of chronic illness affecting our youth, and helping parents find healing solutions. Beth is also the author of A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children.  Beth is a former healthcare consultant and teacher. She attended Oxford University and graduated with honors from Williams College. She holds an M.A. in American Studies, with a concentration in American Healthcare, from Fairfield University.

Magda Havas: Electromagentic Field (EMF) Dangers in a Modern World

Time: 11:00-12:30

Many of us are exposed to Wi-Fi all day and night by carrying cell phones and laptops and working and living environments with a variety of EMF frequencies that can affect our health.  These electromagnetic frequencies upset the natural electromagnetic balance of our bodies.  Dr. Magda Havas will explain what these frequencies are,  why they are dangerous, how they can affect our health and ways in which to lessen their impact.

About the Presenter: Magda Havas is Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University where she teaches and does research on the biological effects of environmental contaminants. Dr. Havas received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, completed Post-Doctoral research at Cornell University, and taught at the University of Toronto before going to Trent University in Peterborough, Canada.  Dr. Havas’s research since the 1990s  is concerned with the biological effects of electromagnetic pollution including radio frequency radiation,electromagnetic fields, dirty electricity, andground current. She works with diabetics as well as with individuals who have multiple sclerosis, tinnitus, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and those who are electrically hypersensitive. She also conducts research on sick building syndrome as it relates to power quality in schools.

Dr. Jack Kruse: How to Bio-Hack Your Zip Code for Optimal Health

Time: 3:30-5:00PM

It is not our genes but rather the epigenetic expression of those genes that determines our health and the environment in which we live plays a critical role.   Changing our diet is a good start but it is equally important to change the toxic environment in which we live to achieve optimal health.  Take a deep dive into the science behind 165 million years of mammalian evolution and find out what went wrong with our modern world and what we can do about it. Beyond the Epi-Paleo Rx, a prescription for optimal health, explore why light, water and magnetism are necessary to achieve our genetic potential.  Learn why our environment trumps the food we eat, how sunlight affects hormones, and how blue light disrupts circadian rhythms.   Explore how non native EMFs and and a lack of connection to the earth are currently destroying our health.  Learn ways to hack your environment to mitigate these dangers.  From this perspective, learn why it is important to eat seasonally, why cold is important- the Cold Thermogenesis protocol, and how our loss of connection to the natural world, from sunlight, earthing, seasonal temperature and light cycles are causing the diseases of the modern world.

About the Presenter: Dr. Jack Kruse is a respected neurosurgeon and CEO of Optimized Life, a health and wellness company dedicated to helping patients avoid the healthcare burdens we typically encounter as we age. He is currently in private practice in the Gulf South.  As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Kruse’s research has been published in respected dental and medical journals. His popular blog,, gets over 250,000 unique worldwide visitors per month from countries like Australia, Germany, Russia, and Zambia (Africa).

Saturday, June 4

Time: 9am - 5pm | Coach Barn, Shelburne Farms |  Sliding scale fee  

Guido Masé: Plant deficiency syndrome: botanical biodiversity, herbal medicine and the traditional diet

Time: 9:00-10:30AM

Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer: the chronic disease syndromes of our Western culture are connected to our standardized, carbohydrate-intensive diet and our standardized, “always-on” schedule. Part of the solution may rest in replacing what's missing: not isolated vitamins, minerals or enzymes so commonly found in the dietary supplement industry, but the complex cocktails of botanical chemistry found in real, wild, unhybridized local plants. Our bodies co-evolved with these plants, and we see traces of this ancient relationship deep within all our cells: from secret switches that affect the expression of our genes, to effective digestion, metabolism, and liver detoxification, to a supportive environment for our internal flora, to the smooth flow of brain chemistry. Without these cues, we are like fish out of water, and become much more vulnerable to chronic disease. Fortunately, a template exists for correcting this plant deficiency syndrome: it is herbal medicine. It relies on whole foods, seasonal rhythms, and simple preparation techniques. It is the third leg of the stool of wellness, along with traditional diets and avoidance of external toxins and disruptive influences. We can rely on it for its life-affirming, rewilding power. By restoring the organic information stream our bodies are tuned to, herbal medicine can help us move forward in the modern world with grace and well-being.

About the Presenter:  Guido Masé RH(AHG) is a clinician and educator in the Western herbal tradition. He spent his childhood in Italy and has been living in Vermont since 1996. His practice interweaves clinical experience, mythology, and science. He is chief herbalist at Urban Moonshine, clinician at the Burlington Herb Clinic, faculty member and clinical supervisor at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, teacher in herbal medicine at the University of Vermont, and author of The Wild Medicine Solution and DIY Bitters.

The Drs. Wolfson: Holistic Living for The Whole Family

Time: 11:00-12:30

The life expectancy in the US is ranked 43rd in the world.  Our current  medical system is designed to treat disease rather than promote health and prevent disease. Join the Drs. Wolfson as they discuss a holistic approach using nutrition to prevent and treat disease, explain how health starts in the gut, promote an organic food and lifestyle and lastly, share the advanced testing that you and your doctors need to know about to live a long, healthy life.

About the Presenters: The Drs. Wolfson are a husband and wife team who live a natural, organic lifestyle emphasizing nutrition, chemical-free living, and evidence-based supplements. A serendipitous meeting at a farmer’s market in 2004 brought the two doctors together. Since 2004, The DRs. Wolfson have been fighting for the health of children and adults.  Jack Wolfson D.O. is a board-certified cardiologist with over 12 years in practice. He was a senior partner with a large, multi-specialty cardiovascular group for 10 years performing angiograms, pacemakers, and cardiac ultrasound. In 2012, he opened Wolfson Integrative Cardiology, a private practice where the focus is on using nutrition, supplements, and chemical avoidance/detoxification. Dr. Jack was raised in Chicago where he did all of his medical training.  Heather Wolfson D.C. is a chiropractic physician who provides chiropractic and nutritional care to adults and children. She is an incredible mom who home-birthed her two sons Noah and Brody, raising the children in a holistic fashion including breast feeding, co-sleeping, and chemical-free living. Dr. Heather is a native of Arizona, loves the outdoors, and is active in animal rights and environmental safety.

Jeff Leach: Stepping from Natures' Wheelhouse: how humanity lost its microbial groove

Time: 1:45-3:15PM

Description coming soon!

About the Presenter: Jeff Leach, Jeff's interest in modern diet and the gut microbiome began almost a decade ago when his daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. As with other autoimmune diseases, an underlying genetic susceptibility must exist for type 1 diabetes to manifest but an environmental component (trigger) is necessary. With advances in metagenomics and huge government initiatives like the recently completed Human Microbiome Project, its becoming increasingly clear that the gut microbiome plays a significant if not causal role in the development of type 1 diabetes, other autoimmune diseases, and modern (ecological) diseases in general.  In an effort to raise awareness about the changes in human ecology that have given rise to diseases of the modern world, Jeff launched the Human Food Project to blur the line between the science and the general public. See also our recently launched crowd sourcing project American Gut. We hope you can join us as we look to the past to better understand why we get sick.  Research interests include the impact of acculturation on the gut microbiome among traditional groups in Africa, public health policy, ethnography, indigenous rights, hot-rock technology, site formation processes, foraging and pastoral societies, and evolution of the human microbiome from our Mio-Pliocene ancestors to modern primates and humans.

Many thanks to our Sponsors:

Aqua Vitea Kombucha  
Flack Family Farm
Mountain Home Farm
Nutritional Therapy Association
Rural Vermont 
Urban Moonshine
Weston A. Price Foundation  

Registration Details: 

Registration Required. Questions about the program may be addressed to Tre McCarney,