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Nutrition * Diet * Pottenger's Cats
« on: March 02, 2009, 01:41:02 am »
Diet is what you are eating now.

Nutrition has a much broader context. It encompasses your total life nourishment: prenatal, postnatal and pre-prenatal. What your ancestors ate determines what you and I are physically and mentally. What they were eating while forming eggs and sperm and most importantly the diet during fetus formation.

This concept is exemplified in Pottenger's studies and his book "Pottenger's Cats". The nutrition of a mother affects the health of her glands which affects the development of the fetus and child. The fetus during pregnancy and the child during breastfeeding and after.

Pottenger's Cats: A Study in Nutrition is a book about this topic.

This is a review at

Pottenger's Cats is a classic in the science of nutrition. Dr. Pottenger discovered quite by accident that cats degenerated unless they were fed raw food. In his 10-year study of 900 cats, he found the optimal diet for his cats was 2/3 raw meat and 1/3 raw milk plus a little cod liver oil. If either the meat or the milk was cooked, the cats degenerated. And if both were cooked, the degeneration was much worse, and the cats could no longer reproduce by the third generation.

Some of the problems Pottenger found in the cats fed cooked food were: heart problems; nearsightedness and farsightedness; underactivity and inflammation of the thyroid; infections of the kidney, liver, testes, ovaries and bladder; arthritis and inflammation of the joints; inflammation of the nervous system with paralysis and meningitis. And in the third generation, some of the cats' bones became as soft as rubber. Lung problems, and bronchitis and pneumonia were also frequent. Moreover, the females became irritable and even dangerous, and the males became passive and lacked sex interest.

Do many of these conditions sound familiar? Pottenger, of course, realized that his cat studies didn't apply entirely to humans. He believed nonetheless that his findings for cats did have relevance for humans, and in his sanitarium he fed his patients much raw food, with considerable success. Weston A. Price reported in his book, "Nourishing Traditions" that all of the people's he studied worldwide included much raw food in their traditional diets and were almost entirely free of the degenerative diseases that are rampant in our junk food society, such as tooth decay, heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, digestive disturbances,etc.

If you want to stay healthy, you owe it to yourself to read both Pottenger and Price. Their eye opening photographs alone will make clear to you that you need optimum nutrition if you want to be optimally healthy.

The book is currently sold out everywhere. Used copies are selling for $30 to $70. The publisher is coming out with a new edition in March.

Get it and read it.

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Naturally, Don


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