- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation; 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 (309 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,143 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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
"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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been hearing lots of hype about Weston Price’s book so I got it a few weeks ago. The book put me to sleep every time I tried to read it but I kept at it and was able to... Read morePublished 14 days ago by truthseeker
This book presents some great ideas on evidence about what and how we eat.Published 28 days ago by susant
Love the information in this book. I know it's available online, but it's always nice to be able to see it in a book format, especially when it's more of a reference tool than a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jennifer Chase
This is an astounding book. Doubly so since it was written three quarters of a century ago. Triply so since we seem to ignore the conclusions and implications. Read morePublished 2 months ago by jim bene
Really interesting classic. The raw material on which so many books have been based. It is full of a lot of gnarly open mouths, but it is one-of-a-kind and it will impress on the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joan