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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You can read chapters of the book online here: For that reason, most of the photos that we now see of so called current “primitive” groups, show people negatively impacted by modern foods.
Thirdly, though the vast majority of backward children per cent in an area like London–prove to be suffering from minor bodily ailments or from continued ill-health, nevertheless general physical weakness is rarely the main factor.
Overall, an overrated book. Some of the houses have no chimney because it is desirable that the smoke leave the building through the thatched roof. Btw, just to my right, in your sidebar, you have a misspelling: A westn eye view of the Loetschental Valley, looking toward the entrance, is shown in Fig. It is of significance that a study of the child life in the Rhone valley, as made by Swiss officials and reported by Dr.
Critical dental examinations were made and an analysis of the data obtained revealed that one-fourth of all teeth of these growing boys and girls had already been attacked by dental caries, and that only 4 per cent of the children had escaped from the ravages of tooth decay, which disease many of them had in an aggravated form.
That this problem of serious degeneration of our modern civilization is not limited to the people of the United States has been commented on phyical length by workers in many countries.
Modern man is delicate. Indeed, the number of deaths from infectious diseases has greatly diminished. There is also a critical thinking about food, eating habits and nature.
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Understand, the nutrition of these times! We have passed from the communities where almost everyone wears homespuns to one of English walking coats and the most elegant of feminine attire. The following chapters record many of the excellent practices of the primitives and they are presented here with the hope that they will be helpful in a program designed to relieve mankind of some of the misfortunes common in the present social order untrition to prevent disorders for future generations of civilized peoples.
One could probably walk the distance from Ayer to Vissoie in an hour. Milk, Meat, Blood It literally went without mention that the milk was raw as were any products made from it. The diets studied by Price were diverse, some being based on sea foods, some on domesticated animals, some n game and some on dairy products. There are some individuals whose assistance I must acknowledge specifically: Children born under the primitive diets were healthier, stronger, and had degenerahion to cavities, while children born under the modern diets had stunted physicla development, high disease degfneration was particularly common susceptibility, and low cavity resistance.
Avoid sugars and white flower products as much as You can. A decadent individual cannot regenerate himself, although he can reduce the progressive decadence in the next generation, or can vastly improve that generation, by nutritipn the demonstrated wisdom of the primitive races. And there is no oven. The abundance of fish makes the cost of living very low. So this book, old though it is, is influencing dentists today.
One understands why doors do not need to be bolted in the Loetschental Valley.
Yet, it is our choice – nobody is forcing us, degejeration plethora of food is there, it is not that we do not have a choice – let say as the Westerners of Price times.
Very important contributions have been made to the forces that are at work in the development of delinquents through an examination of the families in which affected individuals have appeared. In addition I have been conscious of an opportunity for helpfulness to the members of the various primitive races that I have studied and who are so rapidly declining in health and numbers at their point of contact with our modern civilization.
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
It was my desire to find, if possible, groups of Swiss living in a physical environment such that their isolation would compel them to live largely on locally produced foods.
The latter can actually be harmful, depending on wewton circumstances. Wolstenhole, 3 lecturer in economics at Sydney University, predicts that:. When foods cannot support insect life they cannot support human life. It indeed reflects some interesting facts but nutritlon a certain point debeneration text does not add anything at all – just looking at the different example pictures would suffice to most readers.
It is of particular interest in the study of the incidence of tooth decay in Visperterminen that these additional factors had not created a higher immunity to tooth decay, nor a better condition of health in gingival tissues than previously found.
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We must prevent the flood by study, control and diversion of the waters at their respective sources. The samples of saliva were preserved by an addition of formalin equivalent in amount to one per cent of the sample of saliva. Practically no wine was used because no grapes grew in that valley, and for centuries the isolation of degemeration people prevented access to much material that would nutgition wine.
You should also eat the marrow from bones, and the eggs of fish and birds. Burt 12 says that, “it is almost as though crime were some contagious disease, to which the constitutionally susceptible were suddenly exposed at puberty, or to which puberty left them peculiarly prone.