April, 25 2008
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
By: Dr. Weston A. Price DDS
Weston Price was a Doctor of Dentistry. His experience with patients led him to tour the world in order to make a study of primitive people, their health and diet, and how their health changed when they switched from a traditional diet to modern industrial food. He was seeking an explanation for the large number of American patients he encountered with massive tooth decay, small dental arches, mismatched bites, and crowded and overlapping teeth, while pictures he saw of natives always showed them to have perfect teeth despite never having seen a dentist.
He published the results of his studies in this book in 1939. The book has two parts. The first part is an account of his visits to observe various primitive populations and to chronicle their diet and health. The second part is his conclusions based on those observations, and includes interesting supplemental data from various experiments.
The study is observational rather than experimental science.
At the end of this article, I have links to an on line version of the book, and the Weston A. Price Foundation which continues to promote his ideas in healthy eating.
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