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louisa williams, ND


The Toxic Triad of the Twentieth Century: Refined Sugar, Refined Flour and Refined Oils

The Solution is the Wise Traditions Diet: High Fat, Moderate Protein, and Carefully Prepared Carbohydrates

1. Cook Only With Saturated Fats

The best oils for cooking are duck fat (most popular!), lard (pork fat), tallow (beef fat), high quality red palm oil, coconut oil, and ghee (cow and goat, but only at low to moderate temperatures). Red palm oil and coconut oil are sold on my website.

Do not use manufactured vegetable oils high in inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids (corn, soy, canola, safflower, sunflower, grapeseed, cottonseed, avocado) that easily break down into toxic aldehydes (yes, that includes the most famous aldehyde - formaldehyde). Even olive oil can break down during cooking; use it only cold as a salad dressing or sprinkled on vegetables.

At restaurants always ask what the cooking oil is—we need to educate these chefs! Avoid toxic canola oil by ordering soup, salad, baked dishes, boiled shrimp, etc.

2. Avoid Your Major Food Allergy

Do the elimination-challenge test to see which foods you are sensitive to and then avoid them until you are healthy enough to eat them in a “Variety and Rotation" (V & R) manner. See the allergy elimination-challenge test in the blog section on my website.

  • Gluten - Use other grains such as quinoa, millet, oats, teff, einkorn, corn, etc. (Quinoa/millet loaf from Grindstone Bakery). Often sourdough bread is well-tolerated. Search online for the World’s Best Sourdough Rye from Organic Bread of Heaven.

  • Dairy - Many dairy-sensitive patients can V & R goat ghee with grass-fed butter, or substitute lard, tallow, duck fat, and (unheated) extra virgin olive oil. Goat ghee is sold on my website.

3. Never Eat Skinless Boneless Chicken Breasts Again!

The proteins and minerals in meat need the fat-soluble activators A, D, and K2 to be fully digested and assimilated. Therefore, always eat your grass-fed beef, turkey, chicken, goat, buffalo, duck, and lamb; organ meats (liver with onions, pate, liverwurst); fish and shellfish; and wild game (venison, elk, pheasant, quail, goose, rabbit, wild boar) with fat, skin, gravy, sauces, butter and ghee, and meat broths and stocks.

Get the needed DHA to fuel your brain from sardines, anchovies, herring, and Alaskan roe (caviar) or salmon at least 1 or 2 times a week.

Do not drink protein powders or eat protein bars ever; these crushed and powdered proteins (milk, meat, soy, pea, etc.) are denatured and quite toxic. Read more on the Weston A. Price Foundation’s website on the topic of protein powders.

4. Use Honey and Pure Maple Syrup For Sweeteners

Coconut sugar works best for granulated sugar needs; organic black strap molasses has iron and other needed minerals. “Really Raw Honey” and organic maple syrup in moderation are also excellent alternatives. Remember that eating good fats greatly reduces sugar craving.

5. Try to Only Eat Organic Fruits and Vegetables

Cook greens high in oxalates well (collard, mustard, spinach, etc.). Shop at your local market or health food store.

6. Include a Portion of Fermented Foods Daily in Your Diet

Sauerkraut, pickled beets, pickles, olives, kimchi, miso, salami. Eat yogurt and kefir in a “V & R” manner if you are allergic to dairy.

7. Soak and Detoxify All Your Nuts, Seeds, and Grains

Do not eat dry cereal—it is extremely toxic and indigestible.

Make homemade nut milks (store-bought nut milks have preservatives, and the phytotoxins have not been soaked and strained off). Email me at for the best nut milk recipe.


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Weston A. Price Foundation Local Chapters

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Dr. Weston A. Price

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon Morrell

The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Teicholz

Radical Medicine by Louisa Williams, ND

Best 45 minute video on the clear toxicity of vegetable oils:


Listen to the recorded audio of the talk. Download a .pdf version this blog post:

Wise Traditions Handout
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