"Nutrition and Physical Degeneration" book

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    Librarian Guest

    Librarian, Jun 15, 2007
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  2. and tried to peddle a book and other Google "click here"
    items on his blog:
    From Quack Watch
    Your Guide to Quackery, Health Fraud, and Intelligent Decisions

    Stay Away from "Holistic Dentistry"

    Much of "holistic dentistry" is rooted in the activities of Weston A. Price,
    D.D.S. (1870-1948), a dentist who maintained that sugar causes not only
    tooth decay but physical, mental, moral, and social decay as well. Price
    made a whirlwind tour of primitive areas, examined the natives
    superficially, and jumped to simplistic conclusions. While extolling their
    health, he ignored their short life expectancy and high rates of infant
    mortality, endemic diseases, and malnutrition. While praising their diets
    for not producing cavities, he ignored the fact that malnourished people
    don't usually get many cavities.


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    california_chief, Jun 15, 2007
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    TC Guest

    On Jun 15, 3:23 pm, "california_chief"
    Bullshit. Read the book and form your own opinion. It is an eye-
    opener, especially regarding the direction that modern medicine has
    taken. That medical doctors get little or no education on the role of
    proper nourishment in health is absolutely fucking criminal.
     
    TC, Jun 15, 2007
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    Guest

    Think of him as a pioneer, and don't necessarily "believe" in any one
    particular claim. A major problem these days is that while there is
    plenty of excellent evidence, only a few items get trumpeted by the
    mainstream media and find their way into textbooks. What is needed
    now is to "step back," and ask the question, is there a way of
    viewing the evidence as a whole that would lead to a very different
    approach than the one most doctors are taught to adopt? On my free
    site, I discuss just such a new approach ("preventative" for the most
    part, though I point out some things that might help with existing
    problems):

    http://groups.msn.com/TheScientificDebateForum-
     
    , Jun 16, 2007
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    bigvince Guest

    On Jun 15, 4:23 pm, "california_chief"
     
    bigvince, Jun 16, 2007
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    Guest

    I like the book and I think it is an eye opener like another poster.
    The problem is I do not agree with all the theory in the book. Very
    few people know how to analyze the article or books they read. Many
    take advice and give too much credit to newspaper, TV and anything
    that is printed. I'm a victim sometime myself. But that is how we
    learn as human........Get as much info as we could, and using all the
    new knowledge to sive through all datas to collect good info's. After
    a while we come out with our own hypothesis and models to test our
    theory. So I will suggest reader to read this book and decide on your
    own.
    the world is changing fast, but great minds find the pathway through
    it. Listen, read, become a keen observer, and connect the dots to make
    sense of it all.
    Albert in Dallas
     
    , Jun 17, 2007
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    TC Guest

    On Jun 17, 8:09 am, "" <>
    wrote:
    The interesting thing about Dr Price's book is that he does not come
    off as an activist selling some newfangled "corn flakes". He comes
    across as an intelligent individual examining his environment. And the
    corner of the environment he specifically chose to examine is that
    which shows the greatest and the clearest contrast between good health
    from good nutrition and poor health from poor nutrition. His
    descriptions, his photos and the facts that he presents all bear
    testimony to a clear cause and effect. But......

    Unfortunately, in todays world where money is king, where the food
    industry is a powerful lobby, where multi-billion dollar corporations
    in the pharmaceutical industry depend on the poor general health of
    the population for their profits, where governments are essentially
    spokespeople for these industries, pointing out the presence and the
    perils of poor nutrition on peoples health is not necessarily what any
    of these people want to hear. Politicians have a vested interest in no
    one questioning the quality of the food supply. They "regulate" it so
    they are responsible for it.

    There is no surprise that some groups of people choose to try to make
    this research appear to be at best inconsequential or at worse
    nonsense.

    But the great thing about his research is that anyone with a modicum
    of intelligence can read the book and understand clearly what is being
    said. Dr Price did not write it in scientific technical gobbledy-gook.
    Anyone can read it and make up their own minds. I strongly suggest
    eveyone do that.

    I am going to purchase several copies and donate them to local
    libraries.
     
    TC, Jun 18, 2007
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    mandymoore

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    Yes, you learn from cultures that don't suffer tooth decay. We in the west find it normal that most people have cavities. The dental industry deals with symptoms, not causes. Ask any dentist what they think the cause is of cavities and they have no clear answers. Genetics, more research needs to be done ,,,, They're only solution is to brush and floss more or better. If that would really help, then we would have seen a decline in dental work done. Unfortunately, dental work done leads to more dental work needed later on, eventually to a crown, receding gums near the crown, jaw bone loss and in the end a dental implant.
     
    mandymoore, Aug 7, 2018
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