What Diet Is Best For Me?
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During the 1920s and into the 1930s, the dentist and nutritional researcher Dr. Weston Price (1870-1948) traveled the world with his wife, searching out groups of isolated humans still, at the time, following their traditional lifestyle and importantly, their traditional diet. His journeys took him from the Arctic of the Eskimos, to the high Andes and the Inca descendants, to the Kenya plains of the Masai, to the high Swiss Alpine valleys and to the far away Polynesia islands. This short 6 page PDF explains Price’s work as it relates to why Gonzalez prescribed different diets for different types of people.
Though Dr. Price documented his exhaustive traditional diet data in the lengthy book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, ﬁrst published in 1939. His essential ﬁndings can be summed up in one basic principle – contrary to nutrition experts in Price’s day (and indeed today) who keep searching for the “ideal” diet for all humans whatever their ancestry or genetics. Our species adapted to and appeared to thrive on, quite different diets that often seemed to have little in common. And to Price’s surprise, as varied as these traditional diets might be, as long as each group he studied stuck to their time-tested foods, they seemed to enjoy excellent good health, free from the degenerative diseases, both minor and major, already commonplace in Price’s time – allergies, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, even to some extent mental illness.
People feel best when they provide the right fuel for their bodies, that is, the right food, and feel less well when they eat the wrong foods, take in the wrong fuel.