Want to eat healthier? Add more animal fat, butter, eggs and raw milk to your diet. (No, this is not a joke.)

Forget the politically correct notions about what constitutes healthy eating. Foods devoid of fat, salt, and/or healthy microorganisms are not fit for human consumption, according to the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Good for you? Whole milk, butter, eggs, cream, etc.Good for you? Whole milk, butter, eggs, cream, etc.Traditional foods rich in saturated fats, cholesterol, and other culturally accepted no-no's have been unfairly demonized, argues Weston A. Price devotees. In fact, many of the health problems that we mistakenly link to these forbidden foods, they say, are actually due to their modernized, industrialized, processed substitutes.

For example, advocacy groups associated with the foundation are lobbying legislatures, food suppliers, grocery stores, restaurants and consumers to have pasteurized, homogenized, reduced-fat dairy products replaced by raw whole milk; white sugar replaced by honey, maple syrup or molasses; white flour replaced by whole, organic, even sprouted grains; hydrogenated vegetable oils replaced by butter, coconut oil, or (are you sitting down?) lard. They’ve even established a “Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund” to “protect the rights of farmers to provide meat, eggs, raw dairy products, vegetables and other foods directly to consumers.” Who could argue with that?

The Weston A. Price Foundation bases its work on the research of its namesake, an early 20th century dentist who studied the health -- and eating habits -- of isolated populations all over the world. He discovered that traditional diets, far removed from modern agriculture and manufacturing, resulted in healthier people. Although not yet a household name, the foundation has increased its visability and membership due to the burgeoning sustainable food movement, which closely aligns with its increasingly credible food philosophies. The organization was even featured in Michael Pollan's best-selling book, In Defense of Food.

For more about the fascinating work being performed by this controversial, yet courageous group of real-food activists, read The Great Divide: Who Says Good Nutrition Means Animal Fats? Weston A. Price, published, last year, by the Washington Post. Then post your own comment and tell us who you believe: What foods should we be eating and why?