Dr Weston A. Price
Dr Price, a doctor of dentistry, was perplexed with the poor health of his patients and of their families. Dr Price was also a research doctor and he ran his own laboratory in his clinic, to discover the reasons for this poor health.
This lead him on his retirement in the 1920s to travel the world. His intention: to study as many races and cultures of people who still ate according to their traditional eating habits. Yes, he came to New Zealand, twice actually.
Through Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, from the top of Canada to the bottom of South America, and of course, through the Pacific. Wherever he went, Dr. Price found children with healthy, strong, white, straight teeth free of decay, which were well spaced with well structured jaws. The people were healthy and happy.
However, on subsequent visits, Dr Price found that within one generation, after an alteration to the traditional diet, a deterioration had occurred in the formation and health of the teeth and jaw.
It is these findings that the teaching of the Weston A Price Foundation is based upon.
Dr Weston A. Price has been called the “Isaac Newton of Nutrition”
His research demonstrated that humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats.
The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism.
Dr Price wanted to spread what he had found to as many people as possible, his dying words were: 'you teach, you teach, you teach!'
Dr Price's findings are recorded in an excellent book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. (see our booklist)