7/23/15 – Krisztina Powell: “Environmental Toxins in Our Bodies: New tools for detection and detoxification”

On Thursday, 7/23/15, Krisztina Powell, certified nutrition coach & holistic health practitioner, will speak about “Environmental Toxins in Our Bodies: New tools for detection and detoxification” at the United Steelworkers Hall, Bethlehem. Doors open at 6:30pm. The presentation begins at 7. Free admission (donations invited). Ample on-site parking lot is accessible from Center St (at the equivalent of 316 Center St, if you’re googling).

About the Presentation

“According to a study by the Environmental Working Group, blood samples from newborns show exposure to over two hundred eighty-seven toxins, including mercury, fire retardants, pesticides and Teflon—exposure that occurs even before they are born. Of these, one hundred eighty cause cancer in humans or animals; two hundred seventeen are toxic to the brain and nervous system; and two hundred eight cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests.” – Sylvia Onusic, PhD, in Wise Traditions Journal

Environmental toxicity is a great threat to our health. Toxic environmental exposure – like levels of heavy metal and toxic chemicals in the air and in water up to 1000 times higher than ever before in recorded history, a mineral deficient food supply due to changes in agricultural practices and depleted soils, a new vaccination schedule, bacteria, viruses, electro-magnetic pollution, and more have led to a lot of the chronic diseases we see today.

Krisztina’s presentation will provide information about products to avoid in your household and what foods and herbs can be helpful to incorporate in your daily life to keep you and your family healthy. She will also discuss a program that uses hair mineral analysis to reveal body chemistry as well as Nutritional Balancing and Homotoxicology (using complex homeopathic remedies) to gently detox your body of carcinogens and other harmful substances.

Krisztina’s presentation is the featured presentation of the July 2015 quarterly meeting of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of The Weston A. Price Foundation.

More about 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.

About the Speaker

Krisztina Powell, CNC, HHP, who comes from a family of physicians, had an interest in holistic medicine from an early age. She studied Homeopathy in Budapest, Hungary, her birthplace. Her second child, soon after birth, presented with serious health issues, ranging from allergies, digestive disorders, and failure to thrive. After exhausting every avenue Western medicine had to offer, Krisztina knew she had to try alternative medicine. Starting with Nutritional Balancing combined with Homeopathy she slowly built up her daughter’s health over the course of 5 years, Today she is a happy, healthy child with a bright future. During the last five years Krisztina studied under Dr. Lawrence Wilson, co-founder, with Dr. Paul Eck, of Nutritional Balancing Science.

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.


4-23-2015 – Thaddeus Jett: “Nutrient Dense Gardening”

On Thursday, 4/23/2015, 7pm, Thaddeus Jett will do a presentation on “Nutrient Dense Gardening” at the United Steelworkers Hall, Bethlehem.

This presentation of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of The Weston A. Price Foundation®  is our Earth Day event.

Thaddeus Jett has made it his priority to build up the soil naturally and safely. He started farming using organic methods in 2006 and has since learned how to farm with more than 20 different organic micro nutrients. Farmer Thad grows produce 52 weeks a year using high tunnels. His main concern at all times of year is growing the highest quality, nutrient dense food to nourish your body and soul. His farm is one of the produce farms at the Easton Farmers’ Market.

Thaddeus Jett
Jett’s Produce
87 Ridge Road
Telford PA 18969
215.257.6274
jettsproduce@netcarrier.com

Also at the meeting: local producers may bring grass-fed / organic / biodynamic products for sampling or sale – check out their tables before & after the presentation (doors open at 6:30pm) – and bring your coolers! Books & Videos will be available.


Gary Warren: “Bethlehem Food Co-op”

On Thursday, 1/22/15, 7pm, Gary Warren, Board Member of the Bethlehem Food Co-op, will discuss, “The Bethlehem Food Co-op: Who We Are, What We Are Doing, and Where We Are Going” at the United Steelworkers Hall in Bethlehem (while its address is 53 E. Lehigh St, Bethlehem, you enter its big parking lot from Center St at the equivalent of 316 Center St, just north of the New Street/Fahy Bridge, around the curve to the east). Free admission (donations invited). On-site parking.

Gary’s presentation will cover what a co-op is, co-op principles, the history of co-ops, how co-ops help communities, the Bethlehem Food Co-ops’ history, its mission, intentions, current status, its actions, and more.

Gary Warren has lived in Bethlehem since 2003. He is a father, farming enthusiast, avid cyclist, conscious eater, yoga teacher, kombucha maker, and unabashed disco dancer.  After actively serving as a co-op volunteer since its first meeting, he is proud to now serve on the board of directors.

Gary’s presentation is the featured presentation of the January 2015 quarterly meeting of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of The Weston A. Price Foundation.

Also at the meeting: local producers may bring grass-fed / organic / biodynamic products for sampling or sale – check out their tables before & after the presentation (doors open at 6:30pm) – and bring your coolers! Books & Videos will be available.


10/23/14 – Mark Smallwood: “Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change”

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On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Mark Smallwood, Executive Director, Rodale Institute, will discuss: “Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change: Building healthy soil can reverse climate change” at the United Steelworkers Hall, Bethlehem. Doors open at 6:30pm. The presentation begins at 7. Free admission (donations invited). Ample on-site parking lot is accessible from Center St (at the equivalent of 316 Center St, if you’re googling).
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About this presentation:
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Folks at Rodale Institute have noticed something significant about recent climate change reports, whether from large international organizations or small agricultural research stations alike. They have suddenly changed direction. Dire warnings and costly initiatives for slowing it down have given way to reports on how to deal with what is already coming to pass: warmer agricultural regions, super weeds, and extreme weather events like droughts and floods.
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But Rodale Institute asserts that our food supply and our farmers, both affected by and so often contributors to climate change, could also be our salvation. Climate chaos seems overwhelming and unsolvable, but Rodale’s new position paper, “Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change: A Down-to-Earth Solution to Global Warming“, explains how we can begin reversing the destructive trend today.
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On October 1st, their Executive Director “Coach” Mark Smallwood started his 162 mile walk, from the Rodale Institute to Washington DC, to hand deliver the Rodale research to United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. On the heels of the Climate March in New York City, this walk is the next step in bringing widespread public attention to the benefits of regenerative organic agriculture in reversing climate chaos. Rodale Institute will use this opportunity to encourage Congress to create legislation that helps farmers transition to organic and supports existing organic farmers.
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Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute, will discuss all this as the featured presentation of the October 2014 quarterly meeting of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of The Weston A. Price Foundation. Co-sponsors of this presentation: Alliance for Sustainable Communities-Lehigh Valley; GMO Free PA-Lehigh Valley Chapter. 
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Also at the event: 
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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.
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About Mark Smallwood: 
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Coach has been dedicated to promoting organic agriculture, environmental stewardship, efficiency and conservation for over thirty years. He is a long-time organic farmer and biodynamic gardener, raising chickens, goats, sheep and pigs, and driving his own team of oxen.
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As Executive Director of Rodale Institute, Coach has focused his efforts on training a new generation of organic farmers. In partnership with Delaware Valley College, the Institute hosts a one-year organic farming certification program designed for military veterans. In addition, Coach began the Agriculture Supported Communities (ASC) program at Rodale Institute which brings fresh, high-quality organic food to underserved communities and provides an intensive training program for new or established farmers.
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Coach has expanded research efforts at Rodale Institute to explore the connection between soil, food and health. He brought heritage livestock back to Rodale Institute’s 333-acre farm, created a Honeybee Conservancy to train and steward backyard bee keepers, and launched “Your 2 Cents,” a national campaign to support and promote new organic farmers.
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Prior to joining Rodale Institute, Coach served as the Mid-Atlantic Green Mission Specialist and Local Forager at Whole Foods Market, and was the first Environmental Coordinator at MOM’s Organic Market. As his nickname suggests, Coach was also a public school educator and basketball coach.

7/24/14 Aptaker: “Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms at Home”

In recent years simple techniques have been developed which allow home hobbyists to cultivate and grow oyster mushrooms, shiitake and a variety of other delicious and healthful fungi with a minimum of equipment and materials.  Unlike the grocery store button mushroom, these edibles do not need specialized growing conditions.  Many can be grown on straw, wood chips, compost, as companion crops in vegetable gardens, or on storm killed or recently cut softwood or hardwood trees trunks and branches.  It’s even possible to grow some varieties on coffee grounds or waste paper.

This presentation will offer an overview of the types of fungi that home growers can cultivate, the ideal growth media (substrates) for each, and the techniques for inoculation and production.  Nutritional and medicinal properties of various kinds of fungi will be discussed, and sources for spawn and other supplies will be shared.

Rob Aptaker, our presenter has been cultivating a variety of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms since 1994.  An avid outdoorsman, he has been foraging and identifying wild edible fungi since the 1980’s.  This interest led Rob to explore small scale home mushroom farming.

In 1996 he traveled to Washington State to take a course in mushroom cultivation from famed fungiphile and cultivation innovator Paul Stamets whose company, Fungi Perfecti, is at the forefront of the field of gourmet and medicinal mushroom research and development.

In addition to growing shiitake, oyster, and wine cap mushrooms, Rob has begun experiments in cultivating the medicinal reishi mushroom. He also leads wild mushroom identification forays in the Fall.

He’ll be bringing fresh mushrooms for sale as well as oak logs inoculated with shiitake mushroom spawn and straw blocks inoculated with oyster mushroom spawn.

This re-skilling presentation is being featured at the July 2014  quarterly meeting of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of The Weston A. Price Foundation:

July 24, 2014 – Thursday – 7 pm at the United Steelworkers Hall
53 E. Lehigh St, Bethlehem (you enter the big parking lot from Center St
at the equivalent of 316 Center St using Google maps or Mapquest)
just north of the New Street/Fahy Bridge.

Local producers may bring grass-fed / organic / biodynamic products for sampling or sale – check out their tables before & after the presentation (doors open at 6:30pm) – and bring your coolers! <> Books & Videos will be available. Free Admission (donations invited – because they’re needed to keep these programs going). On-site parking.

 


4/24/14 Allison Czapp on “The Local Food Economy”

This presentation will review findings of the recently published Assessment Report: Lehigh Valley Local Food Economy, which identifies both challenges and opportunities related to our local food system. Topics such as the loss of farms and farmland, fresh food access issues, and food waste will be presented. The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission expects another 146,000 people to move to the Lehigh Valley over the next 20 years. How will this affect our ability to feed ourselves? Various strategies to protect and improve our local food economy will be discussed.

Allison Czapp, Outreach Coordinator, Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter Buy Fresh Buy Local, is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Anthropology with a minor focus in Food Studies (New Mexico State University). Her thesis research, which involved examining the motivations and challenges facing beginning farmers, along with her roles promoting BFBL-GLV’s local farm partners and managing the Bath Farmers’ Market, has given Allison the opportunity to work with many Lehigh Valley farmers.

On the flip side, Allison has partnered with several organizations to improve food access in low-income communities, such as assisting with a community food assessment in the New Mexican colonias of Vado and Del Cerro, managing a Farm Share program in South Side Bethlehem, and presenting BFBL-GLV’s Farm to School program in several urban school districts.

This Earth Day mindful presentation is the April quarterly meeting
of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of The Weston A. Price Foundation:

April 24, 2014 – Thursday – 7 pm at the United Steelworkers Hall
53 E. Lehigh St, Bethlehem (you enter the big parking lot from Center St
at the equivalent of 316 Center St using Google maps or Mapquest)
just north of the New Street/Fahy Bridge.

Local producers may bring grass-fed / organic / biodynamic products for sampling or sale – check out their tables before & after the presentation (doors open at 6:30pm) – and bring your coolers! <> Books & Videos will be available. Free Admission (donations invited). On-site parking.


1/23/14: Dr Mark J Augello: “Cleansing Toxins from the Body”

Weston Price documented the declining health that resulted when people in diverse cultures around the world got away from their health-giving, indigenous diets, after they had yielded to the displacing foods of modern commerce.

In addition to producing unhealthy foods, modern commerce has also been making the environment toxic. Dr Price died before he was able to witness all the negative effects of modern day toxins. Benzene, petroleum-based pollutants in vehicle exhaust, arsenic in water supplies, chromium from plating companies, formaldehyde in plywood and kitchen cabinets, Bisphenol A in plastics and canned foods, tetrachloroethylene at dry cleaners, PCB’s in fish and other foods and in pesticides, and heavy metals in antiperspirants are just some of the chemicals wreaking havoc on our bodies. These toxins get stored in our fat cells, brain, tissues, and liver.

Dr Augello will talk about how cleansing can rid the body of these toxins and allow it to once again function normally. He will provide specifics about the cleansing formula and supplements he uses in his practice.

He will also address problematic nutritional/digestive system matters: excess sugar in our diet (leads to obesity, peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease), Candida overgrowth (from excess use of antibiotics and steroids), leaky gut syndrome, insulin resistance, leptin resistance, hormone balancing, stress and its effects, being overfed and undernourished, and proper nutrition.

Dr Augello’s talk is the featured presentation of the January quarterly meeting
of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of The Weston A. Price Foundation:

January 23, 2014 – Thursday – 7 pm
at the United Steelworkers Hall

53 E. Lehigh St, Bethlehem (you enter the big parking lot from Center St
at the equivalent of 316 Center St using Google maps or Mapquest)
just north of the New Street/Fahy Bridge.

Local producers may bring grass-fed / organic / biodynamic products for  sampling or sale – check out their tables before & after the presentation (doors open at 6:30pm) – and bring your coolers! <> Books & Videos will be available.

Free Admission (donations invited). On-site parking.

About Dr Mark J Augello:
Doctor of Chiropractic
Born 11-9-67
Born and raised in Bethlehem PA
1985 Graduate of Bethlehem Catholic HS
1989 Graduate of LaSalle University
1993 Graduate of PA College of Chiropractic
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Valedictorian of his graduating class
Started practicing Aug 2, 1993 in Bethlehem PA
Opened Dr Augello’s Health and Body makeover Aug 2, 2013