Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: A Book Review

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: A Book Review

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration has been one of the revolutionizing books ever written in the world of health. Written by Dr. Weston Prince, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration is a book about his observations of different diets and nutrition from various cultures and countries.

An impressive thing about Dr. Prince’s book is the extensive documentation of different kinds of degeneration that occurs when people following healthy, traditional diet programs convert to modern, processed foods.

Before writing “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration”, Dr. Prince and his wife circled around the world during the 1920s to 1930s to observe different culture’s way of traditional eating. Although they traveled through different places, such as New Zealand, Alaska, Canada, Peru, U.S., Australia and other countries, they discovered the same thing – when people shift from traditional eating to modern diets, the people experiences harmful side effects to both their emotional and physical health.

According to Dr. Prince’s discovery, indigenous people maintain healthy living with nutrition, which allows them to become free from heart disease and cancer while preserving a strong immune system. The book also discussed how the next generation of people, which converted to modern diets, experienced a significant deterioration in their health.

A Food Guide Based on the Nutrition and Physical Degeneration Book

After reading the “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration”, you could understand and be aware of the consequences obtained from eating healthy foods. The basic principles that most primitive people described in Dr. Prince’s book showed that their diet included approximately five times the amount of calcium, water-soluble vitamins and important minerals, while containing over ten times fat-soluble vitamins from shellfish, meat organs and other sources.

Another important observation by the great Dr. Prince is that both primitive mother and father followed a good nutritional program before conceiving a child. As a result, the pregnant mother receives complete nutrients, which ensures a healthy offspring. Pregnant and lactating women during the primitive periods were given a special nutritional program that included foods that are rich in fat-soluble vitamins A and D, which can be obtained from animal fats alone.

To keep a healthy diet plan, you need to understand the principles behind the “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration”. By minimizing foods such as white sugar and flour, processed foods, partially hydrogenated and heated oils, pasteurized or homogenized dairy products, canned foods, caffeine and distilled alcohol, food preservatives, pork or foods sprayed with chemicals and artificial colorings and sweeteners, you can be optimistic that you will live a healthy life for years to come.

Last Updated - Sunday, May, 08 2011

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