"For nearly 10 years, Weston Price and his wife traveled around the world in search of the secret to health.
Instead of looking at people afflicted with disease symptoms, this highly-respected dentist and dental researcher chose to focus on healthy individuals, and challenged himself to understand how they achieved such amazing health.
Dr. Price traveled to hundreds of cities in total of 14 different countries in his search to find healthy people. He investigated some of the most remote areas in the world. He observed perfect dental arches, minimal tooth decay, high immunity to tuberculosis and overall excellent health in those groups of people who ate their indigenous foods.
He found when these people were introduced to modernized foods, such as white flour, white sugar, refined vegetable oils and canned goods, signs of degeneration quickly became quite evident. Dental caries, deformed jaw structures, crooked teeth, arthritis and a low immunity to tuberculosis became rampant amongst them.
Dr. Price documented this ancestral wisdom - including hundreds of photos - in his book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration." - from the back cover of Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
"When Dr. Price analyzed the foods used by isolated primitive peoples, he found that they provided at least four times the water-soluble vitamins, calcium and other minerals, and at least ten times the fat soluble vitamins from animal foods such as butter, fish, eggs, shellfish and organ meats.
The importance of good nutrition for mothers during pregnancy has long been recognized, but Dr. Price's investigation showed that primitives understood and practiced preconception nutritional programs for both parents. Many tribes required a period of premarital nutrition, and children were spaced to permit the mother to maintain her full health and strength, thus assuring subsequent offspring of physical excellence. Special foods were often given to pregnant and lactating women, as well as to the maturing boys and girls in preparation for future parenthood. Dr. Price found these foods to be very rich in fat soluble vitamins A and D - nutrients found only in animal fats." - Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation
Learn more about Dr. Weston Price.
Learn more about some of the other Nutritional Pioneers: Dr. Francis Pottenger, Dr. Melvin Page, Dr. Royal Lee