10/25/2012 — Jerry Brunetti: “The Mighty Mitochondria”

Jerry’s presentation will focus on how to nourish, protect and detoxify the powerhouse of our cells in order to age well and live a disease-free life.

His presentation, the featured event of the October quarterly meeting of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of The Weston A Price Foundation®, will be held at the United Steelworkers Hall in Bethlehem. Doors open at 6:30pm. The presentation begins at 7. Free admission (donations invited).

Also at the event, local producers may bring grass-fed, organic, and/or biodynamic products for sampling or sale. Attendees can check out the produce tables before and after the presentation (bring your coolers!). Books & videos will also be available.

Ample on-site parking lot is accessible from Center St (at the equivalent of 316 Center St if you’re googling).

About Jerry Brunetti:

In 1999, Jerry was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and given as little as six months to live without aggressive chemotherapy. He instead chose a holistic path of nutrition, detoxification and immune modulation and applied his vast experience with farming and animal nutrition to his own health. The links between healthy soil, truly nutritious food and profitable, sustainable farming are clearly evident in his personal and professional experiences and his skill for communicating this to people has won him extensive praise from holistic health professionals, sustainable farming organizations and many farmers and consumers.

Jerry is a highly demanded lecturer and speaker, both nationally and internationally, on topics that include soil fertility, animal nutrition and livestock health. As a result of healing himself of a life threatening episode of cancer utilizing holistic modalities, he is often speaking to audiences about “Food as Medicine” and “Farm as Farmacy.” Jerry bridges natural and scientific understandings of plant and animal “ecosystems,” such as digestion in soils (microbial decomposition), pre-digestion of foods (fermentation) and the digestion that takes place in the GI tract of animals/humans. Jerry’s “connect-the-dots” systems approach helps farmers and ranchers understand how the health of people and their communities are linked to healthy land, healthy animals and healthy produce.

About his background:

In 1979, Jerry Brunetti founded Agri-Dynamics with a vision of providing ecologically sound agronomic and nutritional consulting services, as well as creating a line of holistic animal remedies for farm livestock, equine and pets. After witnessing first-hand the devastating results of conventional, chemically dependent, grain-based farming practices, Jerry embarked on a systems approach to educate and consult for farmers who made the wise choice to transition to ecologically responsible and sustainable farming and today advises farmers, ranchers, communities and individuals toward creating healthy, regenerative and profitable outcomes and solutions.

In 1991, Jerry co-founded Earthworks Natural Organic Products, a company which provides products and consulting services to the golf course and landscaping industries. Jerry’s aspiration was once again to encourage the implementation of ecological principles of balancing soils, reducing the use of pesticides and eliminating dependence on chemical fertilizers.

Prior to launching Agri-Dynamics, Jerry studied Animal Science at North Carolina State University and then moved to western Virginia to run a cow/calf operation. He served as Regional Dairy Director of the National Farmers Organization in the Northeast for five years. He serves on the Lower Mt. Bethel Township Environmental Advisory Council and is currently on the board of Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture (PASA), is an honorary board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and is active in other community based organizations devoted to rebuilding local food systems and local democracy. In 2008, Jerry received the Leadership Award from PASA and the Eco-Agriculture Achievement Award from Acres USA. His DVD’s include “Keys to Herd Health,” “Holistic Veterinary Care” with Hugh Karreman, VMD and “Cancer, Nutrition and Healing.” Our website, www.agri-dynamics.com, features numerous interviews with Jerry.

About The Weston A. Price Foundation

The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Weston A. Price, DDS, whose studies of isolated nonindustrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets. Dr. Price’s research demonstrated that men and women achieve optimal physical form and health, generation after generation, when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats, whereas they have numerous physical form and health problems when they switch from their traditional diets to the displacing foods of Western commerce, such as foods made with white sugar and white flour, canned goods, and commercially-processed foods.

The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the American diet through education, research and activism and 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-based infant formula.

About the Lehigh Valley Chapter (WAPF-LV)

WAPF-LV hosts public presentations dealing with food, nutrition, health, and food-producing systems, and publishes a newsletter. As part of WAPF-LV’s efforts to connect local food producers and consumers, we also publish a directory of local farms. For more info, email wapf-lv@wapf.org or contact Martin Boksenbaum (610-767-1287).