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Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and their Effects

By Weston A. Price
13-minute read
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Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and their Effects by Weston A. Price

Based on the author’s meetings with many of the world’s indigenous people, Nutrition and Physical Degradation presents a comparison of the health of those who consumed only local whole foods and those who had begun to include processed foods in their diet. The author found that the latter suffered from problems with their teeth, bodies and brains, while the former remained strong and vigorous. Having investigated the differences between processed and local whole foods, the book argues that diets made up of processed foods lack the requisite vitamins and minerals for maintaining a healthy body.

  • Vegans, vegetarians and junk food fanatics
  • Anyone who is interested in indigenous cultures around the world
  • Anyone who wants to go back to basics and get the most nutrition out of their food

Weston A. Price (1870–1948) was a dentist who spent 50 years researching the relationship between diet, nutrition and physical health. His research on indigenous diets opposed the orthodoxy, and his work reverberates among the whole-food movement even today.

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