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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History seems to provide records of such mass degeneration as, for example, those which culminated in the so-called “dark ages.

The supporting evidence for this statement is voluminous and as much of it as space permits is included in this volume. So that would explain my youth! They are always expressive of devotion to cultural and spiritual values rather than to material values. The reader will scarcely believe it possible that such marked differences in facial form, in the shape of the dental arches, and in the health condition of the teeth as are to be noted when passing from the highly modernized lower valleys and plains country proce Switzerland to the isolated high valleys can exist.

Important light will be thrown on this phase of phyzical problem–the cause of fewer good voices in Italy today than of old–as we note the narrowing of the face and of the dental arches and as we see the change in the form of the palate of the various primitive races. Some of these changes are already in progress.

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The primitive tribes, free from the dental caries and with perfectly formed dental arches were thriving on their native diets. While the claims of this book touching only on dental hygiene would make it fascinating reading in itself, other conclusions are particularly relevant to contemporary culture: It is still largely primitive, although a government road has recently been developed, which, like many of the new arteries, has made it possible to dispatch military protection when and if necessary to any community.


Apparently many primitive races have understood her language better than have our modernized groups. Oct 21, Beth Haynes rated degdneration it was amazing Shelves: Among the many surveys made in the study of the forces that are responsible for producing delinquency and criminality, seston all the workers in this field have testified to the obscure nature of those westoon.

In contrast the white people or the modernized people of the same tribes had rampant tooth decay, different facial abnormalities.

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The abundance of fish makes the cost of living degeneratiom low. There is also a critical thinking about food, eating habits and nature. Although we should, each of us – as individuals, really consider what we eat.

The Swiss, Arabs and Asiatic races got it from dairy products such as milk from cattle, camels or sheep. It is important to keep this viewpoint in mind as the succeeding chapters are read, for they contain descriptions of many changes in physical form that have occurred nutrihion in the various racial groups, even during the first generation after the parents have adopted the foods of modern civilization.

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From this group or parallel with it a certain percentage develop personality disturbances which have their expression largely in unsocial traits.

T HIS text provides a new approach to some problems of modern degeneration. In some amd a six months period of special nutrition was required before marriage.

The only problem — my kitchen.

Every year, among this population of the United States, there are about , illnesses, serious or slight. The pasturage of the island is so poor that exceedingly few cattle are to be found, largely because they do not properly mature and reproduce. It is hard not to believe every word in this book — Dr. I was able to trace these lines directly to the use of a few highly processed baby foods.


Burt, 11 who had made an extensive study, over an extended period, of the problems of the backward child and the delinquent child in London, states in his summary and conclusion with regard to the origin of backwardness in the child:. The people with happy teeth ate the traditional diet of their region, never used a toothbrush, and never saw a dentist.

Sir Arbuthnot Lane, one of England’s distinguished surgeons, and a student of public welfare, has made this comment: Peat fires are kept burning for this explicit purpose even when the heat is not needed. Nature has been at this process of building human cultures through many millenniums and our culture has not only its own experience to draw from but that of parallel races living today as well as those who lived in the past.

Today the greater range of operation and greater number of criminals argue that we must deal with the flood waters of crime. The girls are also taught weaving, dyeing and garment making. An important contribution to this phase comes directly from the experience of primitive races and indicates that a more fundamental conditioning factor had developed in the prenatal period.

In discussing this problem before the International Rotary at its meeting in San Francisco in June,one of the leaders in mass reform, Mayor Harold Burton of Cleveland, stressed very important phases.