A Study in Nutrition
by Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., MD
In this presentation of Dr. Pottenger’s classical experiements, we learn about more than 900 cats studied over a period of 10 years. His findings conclude that only diets consisting of raw milk and raw meat produced optimal health: gentle dispositions, sound bone structure and density, wide palates that were able to accommodate teeth, a lack of parasites and disease, shiny fur and the absence of reproductive disorders.
He observed the following changes in the cats’ physical as well as mental well-being on the changed diet: arthritis, behavioral characteristics, sterility, skin disorders, allergies, hypothyroidism, skeletal deformities and allergies became apparent and were linked to the consumption of cooked foods. Cats displayed severe personality alterations not unlike degenerative diseases noted in human medicine.
These findings reflect similar observations made by Dr. Weston A. Price who studied traditional groups who had abandoned their traditional diets. By the fourth generation, the cats died out. Dr. Pottenger’s studies tell a definitive story of how processing and heat can damage both food and the health of those consuming it.
About the Author
Dr. Francis M. Pottenger, Jr. was an original thinker and keen observer whose imagination, integrity and common sense gave him the courage to question official dogma. Dedicated to the cause of preventing chronic illness, he made significant contributions to the understanding of the role of nutrition in maintaining good health.
In his classical experiments in cat feeding, more than 900 cats were studied over 10 years. Dr. Pottenger found that only diets containing raw milk and raw meat produced optimal health: good bone structure and density, wide palates with plenty of space for teeth, shiny fur, no parasites or disease, reproductive ease and gentleness.
Cooking the meat or substituting heat-processed milk for raw resulted in heterogeneous reproduction and physical degeneration, increasing with each generation. Vermin and parasites abounded. Skin diseases and allergies increased from 5% to over 90%. Bones became soft and pliable. Cats suffered from adverse personality changes, hypothyroidism and most of the degenerative diseases encountered in human medicine. They died out completely by the fourth generation.
The changes Pottenger observed in cats on the deficient diets paralleled the human degeneration that Dr. Price found in tribes that had abandoned traditional diets.
- Paperback: 123 pages
- ISBN-13: 978-0916764-06-7
- Item Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Product Dimensions : 5.375 x 0.75 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher: Price Pottenger Nutrition
- Language: English