Nutrition and Physical Degeneration Paperback – 2009
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New Expanded 2008 Version New cover, Fifty-six New Photos never before put into print First published in 1939, this monumental but highly readable book is designed to preserve the classic study of Dr. Price's worldwide investigation of the deleterious effects of processed foods and synthetic farming methods on human health, and the promise of regeneration through sound nutrition. This bestseller contains guidelines for approaching optimum health and reproduction, now and through future generations.
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The book concludes that some aspects of a modern Western diet - particularly food based on white flour, sugar, and modern processed vegetable fats - cause nutritional deficiencies that are a direct cause of many health related issues such as: dental/facial/mental development problems, and several others.
While reading this book, it is difficult not to notice some points that correlate the wrong type of diet with human behaviour and human neural development. As the author found out, a certain percentage of people could even develop personality disturbances, lower than normal mental efficiency and acuteness ("so-called mental backwardness, which also includes the group of children in the schools who are unable to keep up with their classmates" <- his words not mine). He noted that IQs of that group of people, are generally lower than normal and they readily develop inferiority complexes growing out of their handicap.Read more ›
It is written in a really easy to read non-scientific style, which is good for me.
It has a chapter devoted to each of the 14 primitive people groups, comparing the health of those on the primitive diet to those on the western style diet. Followed by chapters on general dietary principles (5 of which are missing in the other edition).
I already hold to the theory he puts forth, through reading more modern alternative diet books, so he has nothing to sell me there but I am glad I finally got round to getting this great grandady of such research. It is invaluable because the world of such people living purely on their primitive diet has all but vanished and the will to pursue such studies is distinctly non PC. The China Study, for example, did not include native groups living on traditional diets. They would have skewed the data too much, I guess.
This is a bit dated as you will see when you see young Africans with nutritionally caused, facial abnormalities compared to chimpanzees and a picture of 2 children running round on all fours like monkeys. There is no malice however. Merely an observation.
Obviously it's not completely scientific, but when you see every group living off traditional high fat/protein/cholesteral food with less than 1% tooth decay and low related physical degeneration (of which tooth decay is merely an outward indicator) and the same people and surrounding people living on typical western high sugar/refined carbs diet having around 30% tooth decay and high related physical degeneration; it should make at least some of the china study devotees think.Read more ›
Dr. Price's book spells it out, Nutrition -> causes -> physical degeneration. With the coming of the modern man with his foods of commerce, comes disease and even death.
Here's an example from Dr. Price's work.
"Great harm is done, in my judgment, by the sale and use of substitutes for natural foods."
What harm is he referring to?
"that human beings can degenerate physically so rapidly by the use of a certain type of nutrition, particularly the dietary products used so generally by modern civilization."
The only difficulty with this book is that some of the information is cloaked in 1930's writing. Some people may loose focus and miss out on key points because they are interlaced in extensive paragraphs.
Dr. Price is the world's greatest dentist, and here he explains, with ample photographic evidence, why people get diseases, including tooth decay.
The new release from the Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation also includes many more photo's. The photo's are the irrefutable proof of the link between our modern foods and moral, mental, and physical degeneration. We have a great interest as a society to change the way we live so that we can together live healthy and free. And Dr. Price provides an important keystone to show us the problem, and what we can do to change it.
The review is from Ramiel Nagel, author of ...Read more ›
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Outstanding! Weston Price's work should be taught at all medical schools. Maybe we wouldn't have to so much chronic degenerative disease and premature loss of life. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Due to Globalisation, this in my view is the last time a study of human health could be carried out in this way, refreshingly free from all vested interests and multinational... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Gordon Lycett
This book is so thought provoking. I have learned so much about nutrition and the wisdom of our ancestors. Read morePublished 11 months ago by J. A. Delsol
This book should be given to all who are hoping to become doctors. Much information could be gained from this book on how our immune system works and why we should concentrate on... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Suzanne
This book is packed with information, however it could do with re-writing in 'modern' English. I need a break after reading just one page of this book. Read morePublished on 29 April 2014 by Mr. Jc Williams
Weston A Price was a dentist who traveled the world to study the insightful wisdom of various indigenous people across the world and discovered they had already realized the best... Read morePublished on 10 Jan. 2014 by D Davies
Brilliant and ground breaking book
The concept that tooth, bone and neurological formation have a clear nutritional basis, rather than being based in our irresponsible... Read more
i never knew any of this stuff it made such sense and though it is a pretty big book i will be referring back to it time after time.Published on 10 Aug. 2013 by k e howarth
a must read for all those who claim to be interested in nutrition these are the gems we need to make sure we are properly nourished in this age of new eating stylesPublished on 1 July 2013 by Rosalita Ryan