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Circling the world in the 1920s and '30s, Dr. Price and his wife found the same sinister pattern among "primitive" populations, whether isolated Irish fishermen, tribal Africans, Pacific Islanders, Eskimos, North and South American Indians or Australian Aborigines. Those groups that followed their traditional nature-based diets enjoyed good health and vigor, and those that turned to the "civilized" diet of processed, sugar-laden foods soon developed a variety of ills, including misshapen bones and teeth - and the...
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Overview

Circling the world in the 1920s and '30s, Dr. Price and his wife found the same sinister pattern among "primitive" populations, whether isolated Irish fishermen, tribal Africans, Pacific Islanders, Eskimos, North and South American Indians or Australian Aborigines. Those groups that followed their traditional nature-based diets enjoyed good health and vigor, and those that turned to the "civilized" diet of processed, sugar-laden foods soon developed a variety of ills, including misshapen bones and teeth - and the situation worsened with each generation. Dr. Price's fascinating accounts of his discoveries, and the extensive photo documentation he provides, drive home the nutritional truths that are only now gaining general understanding, and Nutrition and Physical Degeneration remains an unequaled source of basic information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780879838164
  • Publisher: Keats Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/17/1997
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 524
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Prologue: The Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation
Preface
Foreword
Foreword to Fourth Edition
Foreword to Fifth Edition
Introduction 1
1 Why Seek Wisdom from Primitive Peoples 5
2 The Progressive Decline of Modern Civilization 9
3 Isolated and Modernized Swiss 23
4 Isolated and Modernized Gaelics 44
5 Isolated and Modernized Eskimos 59
6 Primitive and Modernized North American Indians 73
7 Isolated and Modernized Melanesians 103
8 Isolated and Modernized Polynesians 116
9 Isolated and Modernized African Tribes 129
10 Isolated and Modernized Australian Aborigines 163
11 Isolated and Modernized Torres Strait Islanders 187
12 Isolated and Modernized New Zealand Maori 201
13 Ancient Civilizations of Peru 217
14 Isolated and Modernized Peruvian Indians 240
15 Characteristics of Primitive and Modernized Dietaries 256
16 Primitive Control of Dental Caries 282
17 One Origin of Physical Deformities 302
18 Prenatal Nutritional Deformities and Disease Types 326
19 Physical, Mental and Moral Deterioration 353
20 Soil Depletion and Plant and Animal Deterioration 382
21 Practical Application of Primitive Wisdom 394
22 A New Vitamin-Like Activator 421
23 Food Is Fabricated Soil Fertility 445
24 Fluorine in Plant and Animal Growth 456
25 How Mother Nature Made Us 459
26 Steps in Our Modern Degeneration 469
27 Nutritional Programs for Race Regeneration 479
28 Social Reforms by Education 499
Epilogue: The Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation 511
Index 513
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2004

    The BEST book on REAL indigenous food wisdom

    This is the best book I've read on nutrition and food wisdom. Based on the diets of real indigenous cultures whose people have few if no cavities or the 'incurable' diseases that afflict the western culture, it gives us real guidance to what our bodies are meant to eat. The pictures in this book speak for themselves! He shows pictures of indigenous cultures before being introduced to white man's poison (white flour & sugar, processed junk) and the generations born to those introduced to white man's 'food.' It is sad and heartbreaking to see what we have done to ourselves and these beautiful people. Every health practitioner, dental and medical students, EVERYONE needs to read this book!

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