Parents of kids with special needs are very familiar with the gut and digestive issues that accompany their children’s diagnoses. GERD, constipation, food allergies, failure to thrive, bowel obstructions, G-tube feeding with processed nutrition etc. Medical approaches & pharmaceuticals can only go so far in treating these issues if fundamentally the source of the problem is the lack of nutrient value in the foods we eat. And this is where Westin A. Price provides a compelling story & case for seeing food as a source of our ‘medicine’.
He was a dedicated scientist & dentist who travelled to the most remote regions of the world asking a simple question. Why the rampant dental caries, palate malformations & susceptibility to diseases in modernized humans and why the lack of such dental malformations & resultant degenerative disease in ancient cultures? He did his research in the early 1930’s where ancient cultures untouched by modern agricultural practices were still to be found. He discovered the essential foodstuffs that every culture consumed that lead to superior health & happiness.
If you are a loving & empowered parent who wants to look at more natural approaches to the digestive issues that your child faces, I encourage you to read his groundbreaking book, “Nutrition & Physical Degeneration”. Read a short synopsis of Westin A. Price here
Reading this book will change how you feed yourself & your family. It will teach you how to gain back the 6th sense for the essential vitamins & minerals that has been lost eating processed, pasteurized, boxed, & preserved foods. Convenience foods will ultimately lead to bigger problems and quicker degeneration of all body processes.
It has become harder than ever to obtain healthy foodstuffs in our lives today , and yes it will take more time for shopping, searching out sources and preparing foods. But reversing and enhancing your children’s gut & digestive function is a key factor in strengthening their constitutions for the challenges they face.