TABLE OF CONTENTS. Nutrition and. Physical Degeneration. A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects. BY. WESTON A. PRICE, MS. Title: Nutrition and Physical Degeneration Author: Weston A. Price * A Project Gutenberg of Australia eBook * eBook No.: Language: English. Are you familiar with the man, the (nutrition) myth (buster), the legend, Dr. Weston A. Price? If you’re not yet, allow me to introduce you to my main man, Wes.

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He compared groups of the same “racial stock” that had no contact with modern foods, and were still eating their traditional diet to groups where “traditional” foods had been replaced by “modern” foods. Those contributions of the past cultures which have blended agreeably into our modern experience have been accepted with too little questioning.

The degenerstion among juvenile delinquents of bodily weakness and ill health has been remarked by almost every recent writer. Aug 21, Nessy Dimitrova rated it it was amazing Shelves: White flour could be shipped to the ends of the Earth, and stored indefinitely.

These are thatched-roof dwellings containing usually two or three rooms. The samples of saliva were preserved by an addition of formalin equivalent in amount to one per cent of the sample of saliva. Want to Read saving…. Overall, an over A sometimes racist, often subjective, occasionally nugrition, outdated, repetitive scientific read.

Weston Price: Nutrition and Physical Degeneration; Table of Contents

If yo are interested in learning more about degenertaion connection between diet and health – this is a classic. Siegen, I learned much about the life and customs of these people.

This wick is permitted to burn in a special sanctuary built for the purpose. They have the highest vineyards of Europe. We were told that the physical conditions that would not permit people to obtain modern foods would prevent us from reaching them without hardship. Adolf Roos through part of the territory.

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It is important to keep this viewpoint in mind as the succeeding chapters are read, for they contain descriptions of many changes in physical form that have occurred routinely in the various racial groups, even during the first generation after the parents have adopted the foods of modern civilization. The evidence seemed to indicate clearly that the forces that were at work were not to be found in the diseased tissues, but that the undesirable conditions were the result of the absence of something, rather than of the presence of something.


Probably few problems with which our modern social groups are concerned have been so inadequately understood not only by the laity, but by the members of the medical and dental professions as has this problem of the cause of dental caries. Oct 21, Beth Haynes rated it it was amazing Shelves: The hills in the northern part of Switzerland are largely limestone in origin.

Except for the rugged cleft through which the river descends to the Rhone Valley, the Loetschental Valley is almost completely enclosed by three high mountain ranges which are usually snow-capped.

We were greeted here by the president of the village who graciously opened the school house and sent messengers to have the children of the community promptly come to the school building in order that we might make such studies as we desired. The number of teeth found to be attacked with caries for each one hundred children’s teeth examined at Vissoie was The organism seems to have become more susceptible to degenerative diseases.

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This is in striking contrast to conditions found in the modernized sections using the modern foods. The boys’ group and girls’ group are both given suitable athletic sports under skillfully trained directors. It was interesting to us to observe how this problem was met. We have passed from the communities where almost everyone wears homespuns to one of English walking coats and the most elegant of feminine attire. We saw them at the fish-cleaning benches from early morning till late at night dressed, as you see them pictured, in their oilskin suits and rubber boots.

If one is fortunate enough to be in the valley in early August and witness the earnestness with which the people celebrate their national holiday, he will be privileged to see a sight long to be remembered. I noted that the reports indicated that the two diseases were generally associated.


We were shown an embossed certificate of honor and privilege extended to a group of about people who had originally built the edifice. Even the primitive races share our blights when they adopt our conception of nutrition. The data include records on every age-group.

Each child was also given two physjcal of fresh whole milk. These Islands lie off the northwest coast of Scotland, extending to a latitude nearly as far north as the southern part of Greenland.

These people have never been conquered, although many efforts have been made to invade their valley. Cowspiracyand I must say it is defeneration and still scary.

This book changed wston life but each case study in the book said the same thing and was tedious to read thus four stars, but worth skipping to the end and here’s what I learned It indeed reflects some interesting facts but at a certain point the text does not add anything at all – just looking at the different example pictures would suffice to most rea I had read many recommendations which suggested this book as a great nutritional reference.

The athletes were provided with large bowls of cream as constituting one of the most popular and healthful beverages, and special cheese was always available. In each location he meticulously documented dental cavities and dental arch and skull deformities, plus immunity to tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. This important view was not orthodox and was met by very severe criticism. Some were mentally deficient. This fact has been tragically demonstrated in this valley since a roadway was extended as far as Vissoie several years ago.

We, like the successful primitives, can establish programs of instruction for growing youth and acquaint it degenetation Nature s nutrittion long before the emergencies and stresses arise. The waste byproduct of the bolting process was the super-nutritious bran and germ, which was usually fed to livestock.

Price traveled to hundreds of cities in a total of 14 different countries physifal his search to find healthy people.