Joanie Blaxter speaks about helping people recover from drug and alcohol addictions through healthy food, supplements and nutrition, instead of changing their biochemistry through more drugs.

Blaxter is the Ventura Chapter Leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation, which is a nonprofit, tax-exempt nutrition education foundation.

She also discusses adrenal exhaustion, serotonin deficiencies and especially Pyroluria, including a simple nutritional remedy, which includes use of vitamin B6 and zinc.

Scientists know that serotonin is involved in making people with depression feel sad, but not exactly how.

Pyroluria could be described as the abnormal synthesis and metabolism of the oxygen carrying molecule in blood, called hemoglobin. Pyroluria inhibits zinc and vitamin B6, as well as other nutrients, rendering these unavailable to your body.

Blaxter emphasizes the importance of animal fat in health, stating that it’s fat that stabilizes blood sugar levels.

She further states that it’s not fat that makes people overweight, it’s carbs and sugars.

She also touches on cortisol and its relation to the adrenal gland. Cortisol is a hormone that aids stress response and has many other important functions.

The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, 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 humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats.

The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. It 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 formula for infants.


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