My email to the International Foundation for Nutrition and Health (www.ifnh.org), regarding their Page/Price diet (Dr. Page's Food Plan), which I feel is somewhat inconsistent with what I've learned about Dr. Price:
"Hello. I appreciate your information on the 'Nutritional Pioneers", this is great.
I read over your Page/Price diet and would like to make a small comment.
I teach this diet to my clients. However, I am surprised you do not mention several things.
First, coconut oil, palm oil, or animal tallows, when it comes to cooking. You claim only olive oil and butter are safe to cook with. What do you base this on?
Pork lard has traditionally been used for cooking and baking, and coconut and palm can both take high heats. I've also rendered my own beef suet and it works great for cooking. I also sometimes use avocado oil as it is high in monounsaturated fat similar to olive oil. Animal tallows provide vitamin D3.
Also, do you have a problem with kombucha with meals, as it is not mentioned either?
Another area is with grains. Aren't soaked or sprouted fresh-ground grains the best? This is not mentioned. I make fresh ground grains, then soak with a bit of yogurt and water in 1/2 quart jar to make a batter (it will expand so best not to overfill). This batter then is ready at any time to make a small pancake. I do this instead of buying bread (I'm also surprised you don't mention sourdough or sprouted grain bread). I sometimes combine with bone broth to make gravy (bone broth also missing from your list). Grains should be sprouted to remove the phytates.
Most importantly, you are missing organ meats, liver and cod liver oil to get fat soluble vitamins.
I feel your information is somewhat lacking and inconsistent with what I've learned about Weston Price."
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