The Weston Price Foundation has been discredited thoroughly. They are merely spokespeople for their sponsors, the beef and dairy industries.
The WAP isn't right about everything, but they're an amazing resource for someone who is just beginning to learn about "real food."
As for the claim that they're funded by the beef and dairy industries, this seems to be a baseless accusation that originated from the vegan community, especially Dr. Joel Fuhrman. If you have any evidence regarding this, I would be very interested!
I have posted evidence in the past straight from the Weston Price Foundation website. I address this in this post, but I recommend reading the whole thread since it exposes a lot of the false claims by the WPF:
A mined trace mineral salt like Real Salt would be a better choice since it is less contaminated with heavy metals.
It's a tough call, really. Sea salt could have more heavy metals, but it also has more minerals. So it's a trade-off. I see sea salt as no more dangerous than eating seaweed.
Actually there is a big difference between seaweed and sea salt. Other than the additional nutritional factors found in seaweeds, seaweeds also contain algins that bind heavy metals preventing them from affecting the body. Sea salt does not.
And keep in mind that natural sources are generally better than the synthetic ascorbic acid commonly sold as vitamin C. With few exceptions, such as camu camu, natural vitamin C sources tend to be much stronger and more stable than synthetic vitamin C, so less is required than the synthetic.
True. However, the most important thing is sustainability. For most people, taking ascorbic acid capsules is easier than taking strong-tasting food powders.
These herbs do come in capsules as well.
Again I disagree. The Chinese are very big on adaptogens and in very high doses. Most of their formulas contain adaptogens, especially licorice root in various forms such as gan cao and gan cao zhi. And the recommended dose for most Chinese herbs or herbal formulas is around 15-20 grams per dose. This is a very hefty dose. Even with my adaptogen formula I only recommend 1.5-2 grams.
Not to mince words, but I wouldn't define licorice as an adaptogen, as the word is popularly used. And it's usually only used in small amounts, as a "harmonizer."
Well, we will just have to agree to disagree on these.
As for doses of 15-20 grams, that would be for boiling a decoction. If taking the powdered herbs, the dose would be similar to the recommended 1.5-2 grams.
Not according to my Chinese herbalism books or the websites I have seen on the subject. None of these show doses anywhere near as low as 2 grams.