Living Foods Buying Club is a small home-based startup business selling healthy foods that cater to those on low-carb, low glycemic index, gluten-free, paleo/primal, raw, and other such diets.
We make specialty health foods available and accessible to people who seek nutrient-dense foods from holistically managed farms that emphasize mineral-rich, microbiologically-balanced soil. Our goal is to create our version of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) by purchasing from local small farmers and food entrepreneurs who believe in health through nutrition and healthy soils. We give preference to sourcing our nutrient-dense products from farmers and producers within a 150 km radius of Metro Manila. We also test the nutrient-density of the produce we purchase and work with the farmers to help them improve their soil fertility and improve their livelihood and their family's health.
We strive to follow the health recommendations of the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF), an international non-profit educational group that promotes wise traditions in food, farming, and healing.
Living Foods Buying Club is run by Tess and Feanne, the chapter co-leaders of the WAPF Manila chapter.
Tess is a social entrepreneur and advocate for holistic health. Her company, Mestiza Coco Sugar, produces raw blonde coconut sugar and honey-- natural sweeteners with low glycemic index. The business supports the education and development of the local farmers' livelihood in Mindanao, as well as the Foundation of Our Lady Peace Missions by Sr. Eva Maamo.
WAPF is a global non-profit organization that promotes wise traditions in food, farming, and the healing arts, based on the work of Dr. Weston A. Price. He studied indigenous cultures all over the world to gain insights about the kind of diet and lifestyle that results in long and healthy lives.
Traditional healthy diets emphasize natural traditional foods rich in minerals and fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K2. These include grass-fed meat and dairy, wild-caught seafood especially roe and oily fish, and bone broth made from grass-fed animals (in Filipino cuisine, this means nilaga and bulalo!).
Traditional healthy diets do not include refined and denatured foods such as refined sugar (such as high fructose corn syrup), vegetable oils (except for olive and coconut), GMO foods, synthetic vitamins, and artificial food colorings.
An introduction to Dr. Weston Price's work and the principles of healthy diets may be found here.
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