The viewpoints of The Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) are based on actual dietary practices of many indigenous “primitive” societies throughout the world, the efficacy of which can be validated with modern nutritional science. True, the WAPF folks seem to be quoting scientific literature other than what might validate your own beloved dietary theories. But perhaps WAPF is more hip at spotting bogus studies than others are.
Science is a valuable tool, but scientists can be bought, they can be wrong, and they can be biased. We should remember that scientists can whore themselves to big businesses seeking shreds of pseudo-scientific solace to make themselves and their products look good. Thus, one needs to know one’s way around the scientific literature.
The margarine, vegetable oil and soy-foods industries, for example, make billions off of consumers’ fear of saturated fat and cholesterol. Guess which industries have worked hardest to make people afraid of saturated fat and cholesterol? You guessed it. How many “studies” showing the dangers of saturated fat and cholesterol do you think have been funded by the vegetable oil industry?
Now, if people didn’t think that butter, eggs and bacon were going to kill them, why then would they bother buying all that nutritionally worthless and possibly toxic commercial vegetable oils, margarines and modern soy-foods? The answer is: they wouldn’t. Who’d then have the most to lose? You guessed it.
For a brief history of the villainization of animal fats in America, Google search “ The Oiling of America Weston A. Price ”
When reading a nutritional study, it’s advisable to get into the habit of finding out who's sponsoring it. After all, one can find “scientific” support for virtually any position under the sun. This is why relying *only* on scientific research and “proof” as a means of determining an optimal diet, or just about anything else, is as silly as it is dangerous. To really get at the truth one also needs to include intuition and experience.
If you've ever read Dr. Weston A. Price's book “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration,” you'd see that considerably more effort and thought went into Price’s research than your reckless and clearly misinformed tirade would suggest.
WAPF is “pseudo-science”? The same could more easily be said of you, dear sir.