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A few questions about Weston Price guidelines

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 21, 2012 at 4:43 AM

Firstly the primary notion they make is that straight teeth(without dental work) are indicators of good health and resistance to disease. It would follow, from this logic, that there would be an enormous amount of data on the association between crooked teeth and disease. Doctors would have noticed this trend.

Secondly, almost no one in America is a descendant of a village or an isolated community. Do I go with the diet of whichever ethnicity I am the most of? Does that give me dietary flexibility, meaning i can mix and match, because im part anglo-saxon, part native american..

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on September 21, 2012
at 05:24 PM

Oops, I misunderstood. Thanks for clarification :)

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on September 21, 2012
at 05:06 PM

VB - Stevianut's response contains some grammatical ambiguity. Reread it as "The reason I am commenting is not because I have an answer, but because I think your question is a great one."

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on September 21, 2012
at 01:50 PM

Doctors and dentists look at different things. It's not surprising that most doctors and scientists have not made the connection between dental health and overall health. Dr. Weston A. Price was way ahead of his time. BTW, I agree that your ethnicity will tell you little about how to eat...

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on September 21, 2012
at 01:42 PM

Which brands do you use? Carlson or green pastures? Because I could not find butter oil on their website.

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on September 21, 2012
at 01:41 PM

Dear Stevianut - you wrote you have an answer, but you did not answer. I really want to know. Please answer - please?

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on September 21, 2012
at 01:40 PM

Same with me. When I read about Weston Price, I was like... Why nobody told me before??????? Is it like a world-wide conspiracy to make orthodontist and dentist rich? WHY???

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on September 21, 2012
at 01:38 PM

(And meant to add that I've seen enormous gains in the health of my gums, and in how quickly my teeth get cleaned at the dentist, just from using the butter oil & fermented cod liver oil recommended by Weston Price -- and I don't even use as much as they call for)

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on September 21, 2012
at 01:36 PM

My doctor has never asked me about my teeth either, nor about what I eat. AND, my dentist is entirely unwilling to believe that nutrition plays a major role in the health of my teeth & gums -> he thinks it's all how often I brush & floss.

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at 05:11 AM

I'm not commenting because I have an answer to your question but I think yours is a great one! I'm a little confused about eating according to your ancestors too. Being of Peruvian, Spanish & English heritage I'm not too sure on how to adjust my diet for optimal health..

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on September 21, 2012
at 11:45 AM

1) Most/many of us that have crooked teeth have had them straightened, so it is no longer obvious. That makes a lot less to notice. Although I think the reductionist approach of modern medicine has a lot more to do with it.

2) One of the things Weston Price was looking at was what do the people who are eating a traditional diet and maintaining robust health have in common, not what is the optimal diet for each individual group. His conclusions look a lot like the primal diet with soaked and fermented grains added, and he particularly noted high amounts of sea food in the diets. His conclusions seem to be mostly based on nutrient density, nutrient variety, and not eating sugars and other refined, processed foods.

I don't think we have to eat just like our specific ancestors, and the paleo diet looks back father in history then the time when most of these groups became specific groups. Makinng specific, personal dietary choice based on recent evolution, such as some people being lactose tolerant and others not, is more of what I think we should be doing then looking at what our ancestry ate 10 generations ago and trying to mimic that. Paleo is about looking at what people ate before the agricultural revolution and trying to see why we developed more disease and got shorter when that revolution happened.

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on September 21, 2012
at 05:07 AM

I am not sure about your medical experience, but every time I went to a doctor I was never asked about:

  1. My dental problems/history
  2. My diet
  3. My lifestyle

They usually ask: "What is troubling you today? What are your symptoms?"

The next step is blood work/ultrasound/testing. And if your blood work/tests are clean, they say that you are fine and it is all in your head. Or they give you some medicine.

I have never been to a naturopath but I would love to see a good one.

The Chinese medicine doctor I had was all based on symptoms - there over one hundred symptoms that you have to go through to see which applies to you.

I think that if a dentist would be a general practitioner at the same time (which is not the case in today's medicine), they would have noticed it, you are right.

But the last doctor I know who was trained as both a dentist and a general practitioner died over 100 years ago. The departmentalization of mainstream medicine is a real problem. I wonder if doctors understand that?

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on September 21, 2012
at 01:42 PM

Which brands do you use? Carlson or green pastures? Because I could not find butter oil on their website.

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

(2988)

on September 21, 2012
at 01:36 PM

My doctor has never asked me about my teeth either, nor about what I eat. AND, my dentist is entirely unwilling to believe that nutrition plays a major role in the health of my teeth & gums -> he thinks it's all how often I brush & floss.

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

(2988)

on September 21, 2012
at 01:38 PM

(And meant to add that I've seen enormous gains in the health of my gums, and in how quickly my teeth get cleaned at the dentist, just from using the butter oil & fermented cod liver oil recommended by Weston Price -- and I don't even use as much as they call for)

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on September 21, 2012
at 01:40 PM

Same with me. When I read about Weston Price, I was like... Why nobody told me before??????? Is it like a world-wide conspiracy to make orthodontist and dentist rich? WHY???

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on September 21, 2012
at 04:49 AM

Well....this isn't a Weston A. Price site. So I'm not sure if others can answer that question but I'm not sure I can beyond saying that "Doctors would have noticed this trend." is an assumption and one I see no evidence for. In 33 years no doctor has ever looked at my teeth.

As far as what to eat?

Meat, fish, fowl. Healthy fats Tubers Veggies Fruit and nuts in moderation Sensible vices like wine, clear booze and dark chocolate

Do not eat - added sweetners grains Dairy (to start anyways) Legumes.

Done.

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on September 21, 2012
at 05:48 PM

A doctor has never checked my teeth and my dentist have never connected health to teeth like my holistic dentist does.

The general gist of the WAPF is eat real whole foods once you are not allergic and it does not affect an existing condition. The concept that ancestral location affects diet is just a mention of what your genes MIGHT be primed for food wise.

Example people of middle eastern ancestry can supposedly digest dairy better since it is a dietary staple than someone from an Asian ancestry where dairy is eaten very little. But genes do evolve based on what we eat. So they say stick to real unprocessed food in it's most natural form.

Like raw dairy that has not been pasteurized and homogenized.

Eat what your not allergic to in its real unprocessed for and avoid industrial foods. Eat in a way your great grandmother would recognize.

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on September 21, 2012
at 04:50 PM

I think in our context it is more about being pregnant and eating a diet rich in liver, grass-fed, raw milk etc. and then also serving that to our young children.

It gives them a leg up with their teeth and probably a leg-up with the health of their children's teeth.

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