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Nutrition and Physical Degeneration 8th Edition

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About the Author

Dr. Price was a Cleveland dentist, who has been called the Charles Darwin of Nutrition. Searching for the causes of dental decay and physical degeneration he observed daily in his dental practice, he turned from test tubes and microscopes to study people with fine teeth the isolated primitives.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 527 pages
  • Publisher: Price Pottenger Nutrition; 8th edition (2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0916764206
  • ISBN-13: 978-0916764203
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,163 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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367 of 379 people found the following review helpful By Sasquatch on August 25, 2008
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It can sometimes be difficult to sort through the scientific evidence on nutrition and health. Considering what our healthy ancestors ate helps make sense of it.

"Nutrition and Physical Degeneration" cuts through the confusion with devastatingly simple logic: Price found the healthiest cultures in the world, and recorded what they were doing. It's as simple as that.

For those who are concerned with the credibility of the book, I'll mention that it's very consistent with what anthropologists and field physicians were saying at the time. Price also published many of his findings in respected peer-reviewed journals like JAMA and JADA during his lifetime. His genius was in consolidating information from many different cultures and examining what they had in common. Modern Western food habits have left a trail of destruction throughout the world, and it was painfully obvious to anyone observing a transition from traditional foods to industrially processed Western foods.

Price and other groups of researchers have shown that modern degenerative disease is caused by a modern diet. Learn how to be healthy by reading one of the most important and most overlooked pieces of health research ever published.
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276 of 291 people found the following review helpful By Gutsy mama on June 23, 2008
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Would it be crass say this book is the answer to new couples wanting to conceive and raise children who will grow up to have straight teeth, model beautiful cheekbones and manly square jaws? ;)

I fear that is the only way we can get past our current culture obsessed with lowfat oversugared fake food.

This book changed my life and the life of my son. In a time where vegetables-lowfat-tofu eating dietary principles are held up as the answer to health we are eating beef liver and cod liver oil, pastured meat and eggs, wild seafoods and raw grassfed milk, butter and cream, bone broths, soaked grains and nuts and fermented vegetables to try to achieve the 10x the RDA of fat soluble vitamins and 5x the RDA of minerals and water soluble vitamins that protected people around the globe from disease and enabled them to achieve their full genetic potential (ie. the wide palates, model cheekbones and manly square jaws!)

I already know the 3 years following the principles in this book and the WAP Foundation has helped my son as his palate his widened and tooth spacing increased from age 2 to age 5. I'm excited to see if his secondary teeth will come in straight and avoid braces like I had!

Price was a DDS who was the head of research for the ADA of his day... someone very learned with the scientific method. His ten years of travelling the globe has given us most vital information on a natural human diet and how this relates to health and the growth of a child most especially.

I constantly look around me everyday and see the result of modern processed food: the weak chins, narrow palates, crowded teeth, narrow nostrils, "deviated septums" and underdeveloped faces. This is NOT a results of genetics, is is a result of your diet!!
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171 of 181 people found the following review helpful By Evan Eberhardt on July 25, 2009
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This book completely destroys the modern concepts of healthful foods despite being written several decades ago. Price found that native people living free of modern foods had strikingly good teeth and health in general, whereas populations inundated with processed foods had awful teeth and typically equally bad health. Processed food = Ill health. It is that simple. That, and not killing the real food you do consume (do not burn up your bison meat and do not be afraid of raw eggs, one egg in every 30,000 has salmonella and even less with free-range eggs...enough with the paranoia). Unfortunately, these days it is hard and expensive to find food how it evolved in nature. As a result we instead suffer from endless body ailments, deformed faces, and poor dental health. Tell your overpaid MD to read this book or to go take a flying leap. Find a DO who is familiar with this work. Find and support local co-ops that sell grass fed beef and raw milk (you probably live in a state where raw milk is illegal to buy so you have to own part of the cow to get the milk). Be brave! And more simply, do NOT buy highly processed junk foods. When you do, you support that industry and further feed the beast. Give Coke, Pepsi, Kraft, Frito-lay, Monsanto, Tyson, and all the other purveyors of dead food a big middle finger and free yourself from their short-sighted profit structure. I suspect the survival of our species very well could depend on changing the food paradigm back to the old 'savage' ways. Dr. Mercola has a good website to keep up on REAL health trends. I also like Chris Kresser' site and of course the Weston A Price Foundation's site also. And finally, tell the government, both state and federal, to stop imposing their 'standards' on food. Where is freedom of choice with food?Read more ›
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109 of 116 people found the following review helpful By W. B. Perry on October 9, 2009
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This book may have saved my life. It surely gave me the impetus to switch from a nutrient deficient, anti-nutrient replete vegan diet to a healthy diet rich in animal products such as grass-fed beef, wild caught fish, patured chicken, high vitamin butter oil, cod liver oil, butter and milk in addition to a moderate amount of fruits and copius amounts of green vegetables.

Price examines primitive cultures to see what they eat and what are the results. The healthiest cultures ate no modern "foods of commerce", but ate primarily meat, some dairy, some tubers, and even blood. People that had begun to eat modern food were riddled with cavitations and crowded teeth. Price actually set out to prove that a vegetarian diet was the best, and he was sorely disappointed to find out how necessary animal products were. Once he made this discovery he immediately informed his family and the public of his findings instead of trying to peddle vegan propaganda like some authors do.
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