What You Should Know
The Weston Price Diet, funded by the Weston A. Price Foundation, aims to cure the ills of the world with a nutrient-dense diet full of animal fat. The doctor behind the diet claims dental ails, along with health issues, are contributed to the foods common in the typical diet, including soy and low-fat foods. Instead of eating processed meals and fast food, the dieter should choose butter, raw milk, cheese, liver, eggs and meat. There are no starches on the list of foods.
List of Ingredients
Lower carbohydrate diet of raw or unprocessed foods.
If Dr. Atkins met Dr. Price, the two would likely have hit it off. According to Dr. Weston Price, diet is the main reason people have dental and health issues. Putting the wrong nutrients and foods in the body leads a degradation of health. The solution is eating foods that are not processed by the hand of man, including many raw varieties of foods that are typically processed.
The official website for the Weston A. Price Foundation mentions the Weston Price Diet briefly, but not as an organized diet. Instead, the diet is promoted as a healthy choice made by the Price family. There is reference to new dietary guidelines as proposed by Dr. Weston Price. The guidelines are published in the Healthy 4 Life book available free online.
We did find grains and bread, so this diet is not a low carbohydrate diet as we initially thought. Instead, the doctor explains that whole foods work as natural appetite suppressants leaving the dieter feeling full so they eat less. Weight loss is not a major theme, but it is implied in some parts of the book.
Whole foods are healthier than processed foods, but fats like lard are considered healthy, which could be a stretch. Olive oil and coconut oil are good choices, but coconut oil often contains trans fatty acids, which are unhealthy. Much of the information for the Weston Price Diet contradicts advice from major diet experts. This is confusing for the dieter.
- Healthy 4 Life or the Weston Price Diet is free online.
- Promotes healthy, whole foods instead of processed, fast foods.
- May be too complicated for some dieters.
- Requires consuming foods that may be difficult to find.
- The doctor is a dentist not a nutritional expert.
The Weston Price Diet is based on theory and not scientific or clinical evidence. The dieter will likely benefit from leaving behind processed foods and fast food meals, but adding lard to the menu could counteract any weight loss. We suggest leaving behind processed foods and adding in lean protein, complex carbohydrates and a healthy supplement for weight loss.