The First Annual Conference of the
Paleo-Primal-Price Foundation:

Bringing Real Food Communities Together™

November 21 – 22, 2015

Southbridge Resort & Conference Center

Southbridge, Massachusetts

You have a place at the table!

Welcome to our website. We are founding a new foundation dedicated to democratic, bottom-up governance and the wisdom of Weston Price and other nutritional pioneers past and present. Join us as we share the principles that heal disease and lead to optimal health.

One Nation. Our First Annual Conference.

Help us create a living, evolving foundation that brings together experts and health seekers from the paleo, primal and Weston Price communities. Join us as we share our own stories, enjoy fabulous food, explore the wisdom of our ancestors and empower ourselves with leading-edge information from today’s top thinkers and healers.

Democratic Governance.

Participate, if you choose, in the “town meeting” that will select the board to govern our new organization. Take part in creating America’s first truly unifying, democratic food and healing organization. Read more about the mission of this exciting new organization.

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The deal just got sweeter!

Our conference sponsors have put together a sweet deal for all participants – whether they attended in person, online, or are buying an on-demand video recording. When you sign up, you will receive discount codes and special offers for the following:

  • Dr. Ron’s Ultra-Pure – 15% discount, one time use*
  • Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics – 15% discount, one time use*
  • US Wellness Meats – 15% discount, one time use*
  • Corganic – 15% discount, one time use*
  • Vital Choice HUFA Balance Test – 40% off ($40 value)*
  • Dr. Ron Schmid – 15 minute free wellness consult by phone [he’s retired – but still sharp – and is doing these especially for our attendees] (great value).*
  • Dr. Kaayla Daniel – 15 minute free wellness consult by phone or Skype [She’s naughty but nice!] (great value)*
  • David Gumpert – $10 discount off an autographed copy of The Raw Milk Answer Book – retail price of $15 (for first 50 registrants)
  • Farm Tour – “Meet the Kitties” visit Ron and Elly Schmid and meet Weston and Francis, the famous namesake kittens, and Ron and Elly’s friend Maggie’s mini Black Angus cattle.”*
  • 10% off 2016 conference and all future conferences.
  • Year-long access to on-demand recordings ($47 value)
  • Amanda Love’s Soothin’ Infusion Organic Herbal Iced Tea – 25% discount

*These offers expire December 31, 2015.

So, register now, and start shopping online for the holiday meals and gifts! You’ll get the discount codes in your confirmation letter when you sign up.

Get your sweet deal.  Sign up now.

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Attend thought-provoking talks ranging from sustainable seafood, “fermented cod liver oil” and raw milk to healing advanced heart disease and cancer. Meet our great vendors and sample delicious nutrient-dense foods and snacks. Enjoy a great lunch with pasture-raised chicken and pork. Cap the day with a delicious banquet of wild salmon and grass-fed beef and stay for lively keynote talks that will celebrate our a new, unifying movement for health and healing.

Sunday morning.

Join us for breakfast and participate in our town hall meeting. Speakers, sponsors, and registrants who choose to attend, will finalize the foundation’s name and mission and elect a governing board to launch and nurture this new organization.

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Our eight speakers have collectively spent over 200 years studying and applying these principles.

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The Food!

 The core menu items at each meal will be basically animals and plants: grass-fed beef, pastured pork and chicken, wild seafood, organic vegetables and fruits and pastured soy-free eggs. There will be grass-fed raw butter and grass-fed ghee.

There will be raw milk cheeses, lard-fried potato chips, microbrew beer and organic wine. There will be coffee, regular and decaf, and cream available. There will be chocolate. We are not sure what else may turn up!

THERE WILL BE CHOICES! The idea is that whatever style of paleo, primal or Weston Price you are currently eating and drinking, there will be plenty of great food for you. We aim to please! Check out the menu!


The conference will take place in a charming country setting in Southbridge, Massachusetts, at the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center.  This small-town getaway in the heart of New England is surprisingly close in – less than an hour from Boston, Springfield, Hartford, CT and Providence, RI.

  HotelThe hotel has set aside rooms just for our group at the price of $109/night (plus taxes), for single to quad occupancy. Call 508-765-8000 to reserve your room, mention “Foundation for Nutritional Wisdom” or “Paleo-Primal-Price Foundation” to get the discounted rate. 
So, even if you are on the fence, go ahead and make the reservation to stay for one or two nights. We think you’ll be glad you did. That will give you a chance to meet up with or make new friends and take some much needed downtime.


Kaayla Daniel, PhD, CCN

Hook, Line and Stinker: The Truth About Fermented Cod Liver Oil
How We Organized the Foundation for Nutritional Wisdom and the Conference

 Kaayla, a certified nutritionist and acclaimed author, is the former Vice President of the Weston A. Price Foundation and recipient of the Foundation’s 2005 Integrity in Science award. She is at the center of the ongoing storm over “fermented” cod liver oil. She will rock your world with the shocking details.

Nora Gedgaudas, CNS, CNT, BCHN, author of Primal Body, Primal Mind and Rethinking Fatigue

Primal/Paleo Diets and Weston Price’s Teachings

 Nora is a unifying figure in the world of alternative medicine and nutrition. Her best-selling book Primal Body, Primal Mind is meticulously researched, brilliant and innovative. Learn how the principles she has uniquely integrated can help you take charge of your own health and move to a state of optimal physical and mental well-being.

Joan Grinzi, RN, Executive Director of the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation

Gleanings: What Dr. Price Really Said

PPNF recently published in the Foundation’s quarterly journal “Cod Liver Oil: A Historical Perspective,” which included a discussion about which process resulted in the best quality of oil, the oils that Dr. Price considered “excellent”, as well as a report cataloguing all of Dr. Price’s writings on cod liver oil and butter oil. Learn what he actually wrote – or didn’t write – about fermented cod liver oil, butter oil, and much more from an expert and outstanding speaker.

David Gumpert, author of The Raw Milk Revolution, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Food Rights and The Raw Milk Answer Book

Grassfed Dairy in Paleo, Primal, and Weston Price Diets

How We Organized the Foundation for Nutritional Wisdom and the Conference

David’s blog, The Complete Patient, is widely read and well respected by those interested in food rights. He is arguably the voice for the nation’s often embattled small scale, sustainable farmers, the real heroes of the grass-fed foods movement. They face significant regulatory challenges in order to provide raw milk to their community. In his talk, he’ll address how perceptions have changed for grass-fed raw milk and milk products, and how they may for many people play an important role in healing and health building diets.

Randy Hartnell, Owner of Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics

Seafood in Paleo/Primal/Weston Price Diets

Randy is all you’d expect in an ex-Alaskan fisherman, and more. He’ll share insights gained over thirty-five years immersed in the seafood business, what Weston Price wrote about seafood in traditional cultures, and the vital role of seafood in healing and health building diets. While seafood is among the healthiest and potentially most sustainable foods, today it is also one of the most challenging and misunderstood. Randy will debunk five common seafood myths that will allow you to more fully enjoy and benefit from one of the last truly wild, naturally organic foods on earth.

Diana Rodgers, NTP, R.D. (cand.) author of Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go and

The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook

Eat Red Meat, Save Yourself and the Planet

Paleo 2.0: Sustainability > Dogma

Red meat has been vilified as not only unhealthy but also terrible for the environment. Diana will explain why herbivores are actually optimal for both human nutrition and in the restoration of our soils. She will highlight what the real issues are facing today’s nutrition movement.

Diana is a nutritionist and best‐selling author. On her Sustainable Dish blog and local television show, she explores which foods are optimal for human nutrition, the environment, animal welfare and social justice.

Diana also co-produces the podcast Modern Farm Girls with Liz Wolfe and produces short films on sustainable agriculture. She lives in Carlisle, Massachusetts.

Michael Schachter, MD, Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine

Salvestrols: Natural Answer to Cancer found in Organic, Non-Hybridized Plants

Michael B. Schachter, MD, directs the Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine in Suffern, NY. His emphasis is on nutrition and leading edge supplements. Dr. Schachter greatly admires the work of Weston Price, DDS and Ron Schmid, ND. He was the recipient of the Orthomolecular Health Medicine Society’s Linus Pauling Award in 2004 and the Cancer Control Society’s Humanitarian Award in 2012.

Ron Schmid, ND, author of The Untold Story of Milk and Primal Nutrition

Primal Nutrition: Principles Governing Dietary Change & Growth and

The Power of Change: Recovering from Advanced Heart Failure

Ron’s dietary principles for recovery from chronic disease incorporate ideas from paleo, primal and Weston Price diets. Retired after 34 years in practice as a naturopathic physician, he says, “In the first part of my talk, I will spell out the principles that have helped thousands of my patients recover from even the most serious medical problems. In the evening, I will tell the story of my decline from robust good health to desperation and near death in 2012. In describing my recovery, I’ll try to explain why the three years since then have been the best years of my life.”


A unique learning experience for conference participants!

Register for the conference and receive a 40% off discount code for a HUFA (Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acid) Test – to measure your Omega-3 and Omega-6 balance. The discount code and instructions will be provided in your confirmation email. This offer is available to conference participants only.

hufa_graphicWhat a unique learning experience it will be to have your results on hand as speaker Randy Hartnell of Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics, discusses the vital role essential fatty acid Omega-3 and Omega-6 balance plays in the diet of the Paleo, Primal and Weston Price communities.

Check out this video for more information.

The Challenge!

If your Omega-3 levels are higher than former fisherman and Vital Choice CEO, Randy Hartnell, you’ll receive a $100 Vital Choice gift certificate. This offer is only available during the conference, and the results must be for tests run in October/November 2015.

Platinum Sponsors

Dr Rons

Gold Sponsors

vital_choice_logoUS Wellness Meats

Silver Sponsors

corganic price-pottenger

Silver - BCC

Nutritional Therapy AssociationSchachter Center for Complementary MedicineMarcus Halevi

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