- Paperback: 524 pages
- Publisher: Keats Pub; 6th edition (June 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0879838167
- ISBN-13: 978-0879838164
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #388,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nutrition and Physical Degeneration Paperback – June, 2003
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One could question whether 60 plus year old research is relevant today, but I found his work powerful and persuasive for a very simple reason.
Health problems sent me on a quest to find the best dietary information, but I soon found myself mired in contradictory claims, opposing research and special interest groups, as well as outright deceit. First I would read about how one vitamin or mineral was good for this. Then I would read that the very same item was bad for that. You shouldn't combine X with Y, or needed to add tons of Z or W, except on Sundays when the moon was almost 3/4 full. I became very disillusioned with the incredible complexity of nutrition. As I read more and more deeply, I also became annoyed at all the disinformation and profiteering behind much of the so-called research.
I reached this bottom line: While we understand proteins, carbs, and fats reasonably well, and have a pretty good handle on most vitamins and about a dozen minerals, there is simply an immense amount we just don't know. We are researching minerals at about 5 per decade (around 50 to go - a hundred more years at our current rate). There are around 5000 enzymes in bee pollen alone, and few of them have been researched.Read more ›
Two years later, in 1979, I left home for what would be a 3-year hitchhiking trip around the globe. A year was spent traveling through Africa, and not a day would go by went I didn't see examples of what Weston Price was pointing out. Deep in Mali or Senegal or the Ivory Coast, you would see a vibrant health in people. Then go into the cities like Dakar or Bamako, and the bone structures and teeth and skin would have deteriorated. Just like Price's photographs. I remember thinking that this doesn't take a scientist or nutritionist to see this. Anyone, even a traveling hippie, could spot what was happening when humans moved from a whole foods diet, to a one filled with fake foods.
If you have any doubt that virtually every skin and digestive problem is related directly to the sludge-producing, historically new diet that we have been consuming since about the 1930s, read Weston Price's book. Heck, just look at the pictures. Because until our medical profession stops its unholy relationship to the pharmaceutical industry, it is up to each of us to uncover and remember this diet-disease/diet-health relationship.
author, Cellular Cleansing Made Easy
Within one year after the diagnosis (confirmed with blood work), she was once again a perfectly normal and healthy child. The difference? The research of Dr. Weston A. Price in this incredible book. Read how Sallon Fallon puts this Dr.'s research into practice with her cookbook Nourishing Traditions, and I bet I'll see you at the next Nourishing Traditions conference in Chantilly. (By the way, I never could convince two of the Doctors who treated her that nutrition affected illness....Whatever)
The saddest thing for me is to see many of the characteristics that Dr. Price shows in his book as the result of malnutirition and degeneration in the faces of many people in public. Once you see the photos in this book, you will recognize the facial traits everywhere, shopping malls, stores, etc... You will never look at the human physique in the same way again.
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If it wasn't for modern dentistry, I would probably already be dead because I would have killed myself over tooth problems. Read morePublished 7 months ago by doesitmatter
This book is a classic work and deserves a place in the library of every health conscious reader. Worthwhile to read from cover-to-cover but it is also worth keeping permanently as... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Linda R. Hendrex
I tripped across the new website with Weston Price's research and bought the book back in 2001. Previously, I spent years reading mainstream magazines and books trying to... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Classic nutritional book. Must read to get the complete picture of the history of nutritional advice. Read morePublished 9 months ago by SPV Gardens
This book is full of info about how a good diet has a huge impact on our physical and mental development and general health. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent! A must-read for anyone interested in how and why we westerners
have gotten so far removed from being healthy. Read more
This is not a comment on the content of the book, which is excellent. The binding of this paperback book is extremely poor. Read morePublished 17 months ago by RICHARD A ROLFSMEIER