Dr. Weston A. Price Movietone

Dr. Weston A. Price (1870-1948), a Cleveland dentist, has been called the “Isaac Newton of Nutrition.” In his search for the causes of dental decay and physical degeneration that he observed in his dental practice, he turned from test tubes and microscopes to unstudied evidence among human beings. Dr. Price sought the factors responsible for fine teeth among the people who had them–isolated nonindustrialized people.

The world became his laboratory. As he traveled, his findings led him to the belief that dental caries and deformed dental arches resulting in crowded, crooked teeth and unattractive appearance were merely a sign of physical degeneration, resulting from what he had suspected–nutritional deficiencies.

Price traveled the world over in order to study isolated human groups, including sequestered villages in Switzerland, Gaelic communities in the Outer Hebrides, Eskimos and Indians of North America, Melanesian and Polynesian South Sea Islanders, African tribes, Australian Aborigines, New Zealand Maori and the Indians of South America. Wherever he went, Dr. Price found that beautiful straight teeth, freedom from decay, stalwart bodies, resistance to disease and fine characters were typical of primitives on their traditional diets, rich in essential food factors.

Please enjoy what he had to say. You can also read his biography.

Dr. Weston A. Price

Click the Play button to watch this movietone (3.4MB) moment featuring Dr. Price while on an international research trip.

18 Responses to Dr. Weston A. Price Movietone

  1. Eberhardt Kalmar Huhn says:

    I would like to get a copy of this video. Where can I download and/or purchase it?

    Thank you for your time.

  2. Norm Haight says:

    The unavailability of the video may be an inadvertant consequence of the takedown of the video on youtube. The Weston Price server may just need to be set up to host the video.

  3. Mary Titus says:

    I must say how very, very proud of the fact that Dr. Price was not only from my home state, but he lived only 50 miles from my home town 🙂

  4. Wayne says:

    Trying to watch this video, and it says the video is not available due to a copyright claim from Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation. Just thought I’d let you know it wasn’t up and working. 🙂

  5. Jason says:

    Any way we could get this put back up?

  6. Kay says:

    I would like to view the video.

  7. Tim Mace says:

    It’s a good video. Cut and Paste the link below into your URL.


  8. Mary says:

    The video now downloads to your computer.

  9. Nate says:

    I am a dentist in private practice for 15 years, and though I believe Dr.Price was a pioneer in his time, the information in the video is not accurate according to what we now understand about tooth decay. We can learn a lot from the other people in the world, but we need to realize that even though something feels right from the past, that does not make it accurate with the knowledge of today.

    • Jon says:

      So what is the real reason for tooth decay?

      • Kyle says:

        Acid! Acid is produced as byproducts or waste from bacteria that live in MANY but not ALL of our mouths. The bacteria responsible for tooth decay is called streptococcal mutans, they feed on sugar. After they feed on the sugar within 15 minutes acid is produced. If not cleaned properly and the bacteria are left on the tooth for any extended period of time (overnight for instance or days,weeks etc) then the result in tooth decay. One explanation that the early people that Dr. Price were referring to in this video may not have had the bacteria in their mouths. Therefore they did not suffer from disease. Today, in our society every shares a lot of bacteria in all sorts of ways, so most likely everyone has the S. mutans in their mouths. He is right about the refined flours and sugars in our diets as being the main food source for the bacteria.

    • Rachel R. says:

      How many of your patients have reversed their tooth decay?

    • Dan says:

      The nutritional needs of humans have not changed. –From your comment, Dr. Nate, you are exposing the fact that you know nothing about Dr. Price’s work, namely his famous book. As a trained MD, Dr. Nate, you should know that the drill, fill, eventually root canal therapy-it approach in conventional dentistry has not changed since the beginning of the 20th century. The only “new” knowledge in dentistry of today are the new materials for restoration work, including non-mercury fillings. Dr. Nate, in fifteen years of your practice, how many of your patients’ cavities have arrested and re-mineralized? Also, if you have had the same patients for the fifteen year period, how many root canals do these patients have today compared to when they started seeing you? I suspect the answers to these questions are very predictable. And lastely, Dr. Nate, what knoweldge that Dr. Price speaks of is not accurate in today’s dentistry?

  10. Kat Tepelyan says:

    The file has been updated to one viewable online. I hope you all can see it.

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