Weston Price, The World's Greatest Dentist
Dr. Weston A. Price (1870-1948), a Cleveland dentist, discovered the origins of tooth decay.
Dr. Price was a man of morals and compassion. His primary focus became teaching people what he realized; that the health, vitality and well-being of our society are directly related to the types of food that we are eating. And if we do not change soon, our health will continue to crumble.
Nutrition Causes Physical Degeneration
Searching for the causes of dental decay and physical degeneration that Dr. Price observed daily in his dental practice, Dr. Price went to study “people with fine teeth” – the isolated “primitives”.
The primary criteria of our modern food distribution system is how much profit a manufacturer can make. Weston Price documents repeatedly that modern denatured food is the major cause of the degenerative diseases and the overall poor health of our society. The reason is simple: our modern food and diet lacks the bio available vitamins that our bodies are designed to need. Seventy years ago Dr. Price documented soil depletion and how it negatively affects the health of animals and humans.
Dr. Price, in his own words:
It should now be clear why isolated primitive people in the Swiss Alps and in the islands off the coast of Scotland maintained a high degree of health and a freedom from tooth decay. It should also be clear, why the modernized people in those areas, lost their immunity to tooth decay. The isolated diets contained several times the amount of water soluble vitamins, and particularly, ten times or more the amount of fat-soluble vitamins.
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration 8th Edition
Something Is Wrong With The Way We Live
Many groups of indigenous people were free from disease.
[Dr. Romig] stated that in his thirty-six years of contact with these people he had never seen a case of malignant disease among the truly primitive Eskimos and Indians, although it frequently occurs when they become modernized."
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration 6th Edition
“I have referred to the fact that one of the leading Indian scholars of the western coast informed me that the primitive Indian language did not have words for ‘rheumatism’ or ‘arthritis’ in any of their various forms. He said these diseases were unknown to the primitive Indians. At the point of contact with modern civilization where the only apparent important change has been the displacement of the native foods with the foods of modern commerce, I found arthritis and tuberculosis were common. In a group of twenty homes at Telegraph Creek and its vicinity I found ten bedridden cripples. Many of these cases were so hopelessly advanced that nothing could be done.”
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration 6th Edition
Review of Dr. Price's Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
"The book goes far to establish what many have already believed - that defective nutrition is the cause of deficiencies which lead to tooth decay as well as to other ills of the human body, of which caries is only one evidence. Whether this is due to deficiency in one substance or several is not known. Instead of putting the blame for caries on one particular type of food, such as carbohydrates, the author believes that we should lay more stress on the lack of some factor, the presence of which is necessary to prevent the untoward action which we now believe to be the cause of caries. He has compiled an impressive volume of evidence to support his contention. The criticisms as to certain facts do not overthrow the mass of evidence that he has collected showing the relation between faulty nutrition and faulty teeth. While the book is very interesting, we consider it also a most important contribution to the understanding of its primary object; namely, the determination, of the cause of dental caries. The make-up and printing are excellent." American Journal of Public Health
Weston Price's Research Taught Me How To Cure Cavities
Dr. Price showed the world how to heal cavities with nutrition, he writes,
"This form of nutritional control of dental caries is so satisfactory that I can recommend it with confidence as adequate to control well over 95 per cent of dental caries."
I have carried forward with Dr. Price's nutritional work, through research and trial and error, to fill in missing pieces and to carefully explain his protocol and theories in an accessible and easy to understand manner. Many people find Dr. Price's amazing book, at over 500 pages, too daunting to read, or they just do not have enough time to read it.
Learn more about Weston Price's Research at PPNF
PPNF owns the copyright to all Dr.Price's 20,000 + photos, but also on all his research papers and documents. I have been reading and using material from Dr. Price from the members-only section of their website. www.ppnf.org
Historical Dental Health Articles By Weston Price, DDS
Weston Price Was Chairman of Research of the National Dental Association.
Weston Price and Cure Tooth Decay
Weston Price's book, "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration," is an amazing read you can learn more about it at the Price-Pottenger Foundation. What I found is that many people, if they had time to finish reading the book, were not completely clear on what they needed to do to cure tooth decay. I have carefully read and reviewed Dr. Price's phenomenal work, and incorporated his principals into easy to follow dietary protocols. In the book, "Cure Tooth Decay," I even cite Dr. Price's own program for curing cavities. Rather than you having to search for it in his book, I made it easy to find by licensing some of his work. Learn more about the features of the book, Cure Tooth Decay.
Other people have learned the secrets to stopping cavities with the published book Cure Tooth Decay