Here is a link to the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Here is a link to the book on Amazon.
Definitely worth checking out for further research…
Also, I’ve listed the quotes I featured in the vlog below. Hope to make my next vlog a bit more efficient (i.e. shorter) but the book is really long and is a classic within the nutrition/wellness field so if any vlog was going to be long, it should be this one. As always please let me know if you have any questions or comments.
Quote for Pt. #1 – Dr. Price Provides A Definitive Case against Vegetarianism
“It will be noted that vitamin D, which the human does not readily synthesize in adequate amounts, must be provided by foods of animal tissues or animal products. As yet I have not found a single group of primitive racial stock which was building and maintaining excellent bodies by living entirely on plant foods. I have found in many parts of the world most devout representatives of modern ethical systems advocating the restriction of foods to the vegetable products. In every instance where the groups involved had been long under this teaching, I found evidence of degeneration in the form of dental caries, and in the new generation in the form of abnormal dental arches to an extent very much higher than in the primitive groups who were not under this influence.” p. 250
Quote for Pt. #2 – Foods Processed for Long Transportation Tend to be Depleted of Nutrients and Vitamins
“Modern white flour has had approximately four-fifths of the phosphorus and nearly all of the vitamins removed by processing, in order to produce a flour that can be shipped without becoming infested with insect life. I have been advised by millers that they could not ship flour if the minerals and vitamins were not removed. At once, we have an important measure of the value of a food; namely, the quality of insect life that it can support. The more valuable the product for human food, the more insect life it will support. Whereas highly refined white flour will support almost no insect life, a good product will support a relatively large amount of insect life in proportion to the volume of flour.” p. 450
Quotes for Pt. #3 – There Seems to be a Connection Between Groups Having Good Stewardship of Fertility and Health and Morality
“One immediately wonders if there is not something in the life-giving vitamins and minerals of the food that builds not only great physical structures within which their souls reside, but builds minds and heart capable of a higher type of manhood in which the material values of life are made secondary to individual character. In succeeding chapters we will see evidence that this is the case.” p. 26
“One would expect in their one seaport town of Stornoway things would be gay over the week-end, if not boisterous, with between four and five thousand fishermen and seamen on shore-leave from Saturday until midnight Sunday. On Saturday evening the sidewalks were crowded with happy carefree people but no boisterousness and no drinking were to be seen. Sunday the people went in throngs to their various churches. Before the sailors went aboard their craft on Sunday evening they met in bands on the street and on the piers for religious singing and prayers for safety on their next fishing expedition. One could not buy a postage stamp, a picture card, or a newspaper, could not hire a taxi, and could not find a place of amusement open on Sunday. Everybody has reverence for the Sabbath day on the Isle of Lewis. Every activity is made subservient to their observance of the Sabbath day. In few places in the world are moral standards so high.” p. 44
Quotes for Pt. #4 – Emphasis Among Native Healthy People Upon Fertility and Being Good Stewards of Life
“Nature’s inexorable requirement that each parent shall be individually physically fit for the responsibility of producing the next generation. Several primitives races studied have realized this responsibility.” p. 343
“The care with which expectant mothers were treated was unique in many of the Pacific Islands. For example, in one group we were informed that the mother told the chief immediately when she became pregnant. The chief called a feast in celebration and in honor of the new member that would come to join their colony. At this feast the members of the colony pledged themselves to adopt the child if its own parents should die. At this feast the chief appointed one or two young men to be responsible for going to the sea from day to day to secure the special sea foods that expectant mothers need to nourish the child. Recent studies on the vitamin content of crabs have shown that they are among the richest sources available. We have then for modern mothers the message from these primitives to use the sea foods liberally, both during the preparatory period in anticipation of pregnancy and during that entire period. In Fig. 129 will be seen a woman of one of the Fiji Islands who had gone several miles to the sea to get this particular type of lobster-crab which she believed, and which her tribal custom had demonstrated, was particularly efficient for producing a highly perfect infant.” p. 364
Below you will find the body of my paper on the relationship between the “gut-brain axis” and one’s psychological well-being. I provide references at the end of the paper. Couple quick notes…
One of the major reasons I started this vlog/blog and became so interested in food is the effect of diet on one’s mental health. How much can our diet affect our psychological condition? Upon starting a wheat and gluten free diet about 2 years ago, one of the first things I noticed was the lack of mood swings I would experience. I wasn’t super happy all the time but I found myself not having those periods where I would dwell on negative thoughts. Upon experimenting with a piece of cake or bread, almost like clock work, I would find myself in a negative mental place. Read the rest of this entry »
I just finished reading “Wheat Belly” by Dr. William Davis. The book is a good read as Dr. Davis makes a very compelling and easy to read case claiming that all forms of wheat (including whole grains) are one of the prime causes behind obesity, inflammatory conditions and various other common ailments. I hope to have a separate vlog/blog talking more about what I learned but first I wanted to post some of what he had to say about the connection between wheat and neuropathy as I have a friend in Los Angeles who has been suffering significantly from this condition. Read the rest of this entry »
“Carb Backloading”,“The Peat Whisperer” and the Importance of Stewardship: A Theological (and Theology of the Body-esque) Reflection on Eating Yummy Sweet StuffPosted: December 31, 2012
(Pardon the lack of a vlog…I forgot to bring home the battery charger for my camera over Christmas break. Arrgh! Here is the script of what I hope to shoot as a vlog at some point.)
Could eating plain white sugar and yummy dessert foods actually be healthy for you? I’m on my semester break right now and I finally can do some of the reading that I normally don’t have the time for during the semester. A couple guys I’ve been reading a lot of lately are John Kiefer (goes by Kiefer) and Danny Roddy. Both of which advocate sugary sweet stuff as a part of a healthy diet. Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s what I’m trying to read over the break. These and a bundle of articles that I saved on my computer. I’ve already finished Carb Back Loading (E-book…not pictured). Up next Wheat Belly…