The main causes of death in the world today are, with some variation depending on the country in question, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, strokes, diabetes, and lung and respiratory diseases. We also see a frightening increase in dementia diseases like Alzheimer’s. Most doctors today acknowledge that both diet and smoking habits play a role, but they also claim that the aforementioned diseases are related to genetics and therefore more or less hereditary. One who questions that diseases like cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s would be hereditary is Doctor Wallach from Missouri in the USA: ”The primary reason people get sick is not due to bad genes,” he claims, ”but because they suffer from nutritional deficiencies. You need to get 90 essential nutrients every day. You need 60 minerals, 16 vitamins, 12 essential amino acids, and three essential fatty acids.” Lack of these substances weakens the body’s ability to regenerate itself and increases the potential for 900 deficiency diseases, he says.

Together with Gerhard Schrauzer, a chemistry professor who discovered how important selenium is for health in 1957, and Dr. Ma Lan, a highly qualified physician from China, Doctor Wallach published the book ”Epigenetics: The Death of the Genetic Theory of Disease Transmission” in 2014. In the book, they present their arguments that our diseases are more about the lack of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids than hereditary factors.

As a child, Wallach suffered from Tourette’s syndrome, which meant he had severe tics with fluttering eyes and major speech problems. When Joel was nine, his mother took him to a doctor who said that the eye problems were due to Joel’s eyelashes being so long that they hit his glasses when he blinked. ”I was nine years old but smarter than that and understood that it couldn’t be true,” he says. Joel decided to go to the library to try to find out the cause on his own. It was a decision that would change his life.

One of the things he learned was that seizures could be due to a lack of calcium. Joel grew up on a farm, and the family raised beef calves that he fed before going to school. For breeders, it is important to have the healthiest animals possible as good quality brings more profit. ”A truck came with the ground feed, and we added bags of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements,” Joel says. ”We made feed pellets from it and gave them to the calves.” Since the pellets he gave to the animals contained calcium, he decided to try some in his breakfast bowl. A few days later, all his Tourette’s syndrome problems were gone.

Joel began to wonder why the family didn’t eat vitamins and minerals when the animals benefited so much from them. He had seen the effects of supplements. The more he thought about it, the more he realized that supplements must be good for general health. A few years later, he trained as an agronomist and also graduated in Animal Nutrition and Feeds, Cereals, Seeds, and Soils. However, the real breakthrough came when he decided to train as a veterinarian: ”In that school, I got the answers to my questions. We learned how to prevent and cure diseases in animals because we didn’t have access to many medicines.” After his education, he was offered the job of working with endangered animals in Africa and stayed there for two years. He was then offered a position at the St. Louis Zoo, which had received a grant of $7.5 million for a project from the National Institute for Health. Wallach worked as a research veterinarian and pathologist for the Center for Biology of Natural Systems for 30 years and conducted more than 17,500 autopsies on 454 darters. He discovered that in every case, when an animal died of natural causes, it was due to a deficiency of vitamins and minerals. If the same applied to humans, one could improve health naturally rather than with artificial medicines, he thought.

Wallach’s work was published in more than seventy textbooks and research reports. After discovering and identifying cystic fibrosis in apes, he concluded that the cause was a selenium deficiency in mothers during pregnancy. When he managed to restore the health of apes through nutritional supplements, he thought it could mean hope for people with the disease. However, when he announced the discovery, he was fired from the institute because the official stance in the research world was that the disease is hereditary and not due to nutritional deficiency.

Wallach then decided to educate himself as a doctor to help people, but because he suspected that conventional medicine was likely as limited as the institute, he accepted an invitation to teach health at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Oregon. Wallach found that while the average American’s lifespan was 75.5 years, it was lower for doctors, even as low as 58 years in the 1990s. ”Why go to a doctor whose lifespan is 58 years if you want to live to be 100?” he asked.

During a typical medical education, nutrition is given about 5 percent of the time, according to Wallach. Most doctors, therefore, lack knowledge of how important vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids are for the body, something he believes has devastating consequences for people’s health. He claims that conditions like obesity are more about nutrient deficiency than genetics and a lack of exercise, and that the desire for more food is the body’s way of trying to compensate for this deficiency.

In 1994, Wallach gave a lecture called ”Dead Doctors Don’t Lie,” which was also recorded. It sold 22 million copies and is considered the most listened-to lecture on nutrition in history. ”It’s 90 minutes of my observations on why we spend more time ensuring that animal diseases are prevented through nutrition than human diseases,” he says.

Wallach trained as a doctor of naturopathy so that he could treat people himself. Naturopathy aims to support the body’s innate healing ability, rather than suppress symptoms like conventional medicine. Regular doctors often specialize in certain organ systems, while naturopathic doctors treat the whole person. When conventional medicine advocates artificial drugs, often with side effects, naturopathic doctors use natural remedies for treatment. Wallach argues that medical doctors are beholden to the pharmaceutical industry, which, in turn, dismisses natural products because they cannot patent and make money from them.

Wallach spent 12 years in Oregon as a general practitioner, and patients flocked to the clinic. Because he was also a veterinarian, people joked that he treated them like dogs but made them better. When a study in 2013 claimed that vitamins had no positive effects on memory or the heart, Wallach pointed out the lack of specific details in the study and compared it to the quality of comic books. ”Every function in the body has vitamins and minerals required for them to function,” he says, ”so for doctors to claim that vitamins and minerals have no positive effects on these functions is completely deceptive.”

It is true that most vitamin and mineral products on the market are made up of artificial substances that the body has difficulty absorbing, says Wallach. There’s no point in eating a lot of low-quality vitamins. However, good products are available, and Wallach recommends ”Ultimate Classic Powder,” which contains over 70 plant-derived trace minerals from a prehistoric plant repository formed over 50 million years ago, Essential Fatty Acids from Willamette Valley with all Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids, and EPA and DHA from flaxseed and fish oil, all developed in cooperation with Wallach.

According to Dr. Wallach, gluten is the root cause of many of our diseases. He therefore advises against eating anything containing gluten, including wheat, rye, and barley. On his list of the ten worst foods, he also includes fried food, cooking oils, deli meats, hard-cooked meat, the skin on baked potatoes, soda, as well as oats, soy, and all meats containing nitrates.

The best food we can eat, according to Dr. Wallach, is eggs, fish, chicken, lamb, grass-fed beef, pork, salt, vegetables, fruit, nuts (except peanuts), buckwheat, rice, millet, quinoa, beans, lentils, legumes, pearl millet couscous, scrambled eggs in butter, green tea, red wine, 4-8 glasses of purified water each day (avoid soft plastic bottles), and 20,000 ORAC antioxidants each day. Wallach also considers coffee in moderate amounts to be good.

Doctor Wallach claims that Alzheimer’s disease has arisen because doctors have urged people to take statins to lower cholesterol levels. Seventy-five percent of the brain consists of cholesterol, and statins, combined with doctors’ advice to limit dietary cholesterol, have led to an Alzheimer’s epidemic, according to Wallach. With the right nutritional supplements, you can avoid or even reverse dementia, he claims. There are studies confirming that vitamins reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, and some doctors are on the same track as Wallach.

Otherwise, Wallach, not surprisingly, has infuriated many doctors. For example, it is heavily criticized that he claims diseases are not hereditary. However, many people have testified that they have been helped by Wallach, including people in conventional medicine. Jerry Murphy, head of the third-largest medical laboratory in the USA, suffered from severe type 2 diabetes for years, which he had unsuccessfully tried to cure. A common friend introduced him to Wallach, who said he could cure Murphy’s diabetes in a few months.

Murphy was more than skeptical that such a thing was possible and explained that if Wallach succeeded, he would fly around the USA in his jet and show up at his lectures to tell what he had accomplished. ”But if you fail, I will hire someone to follow you for the rest of your life and interrupt your meetings,” he threatened. Wallach accepted the bet, and two months later, Murphy was cured of his diabetes.

Doctor Wallach, therefore, claims that most diseases are not due to heredity and that it is impossible to obtain the necessary nutrients only through food, as most soils today, with few exceptions in the world, do not contain enough nutrients. An example was when Keshan province in China showed extremely many children dying of heart diseases. It took years to realize that they suffered from a selenium deficiency, a trace element found in all cells and involved in several important processes. It is converted into selenium proteins in the body and is like vitamin E an antioxidant but a thousand times more active. Wallach believes, for example, that if women ate the right amount of selenium daily, it would reduce the risk of breast cancer.

According to Doctor Wallach, there is also a connection between ADD/ADHD and the high consumption of sugar. ”There is a direct correlation between the increase in ADD/ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, and increased sugar intake,” he says. This also applies to the increase in aggression and violence in schools, he says. Doctor Wallach calls the sale of soda and candy in schools criminal because, according to him, it contributes to both mental and physical problems. ”There are 5 million schoolchildren taking Ritalin, Prozac, and other antidepressants just because they are sensitive to sugar and have a deficiency of lithium, chromium, and vanadium,” he says.

Doctor Wallach is 75 years old today and has not been sick for 65 years. He is as vital as ever and travels all over the USA, giving 300 free lectures each year. One of his colleagues is Dr. Peter Glidden, who is also a naturopathic doctor. Just like Wallach, Glidden believes that ignorance about supplements, the advocacy of a fat-free diet, and the promotion of margarine and fried food have caused significant harm to public health. Together, they try to show people that there is a way out of ailments. We just need to stop eating junk food and ensure that the body receives the nutrients it needs in the form of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids.

Both Doctor Wallach and Glidden have their own radio shows where people can call in and get advice. These programs can be downloaded for free as MP3 files from their respective websites.


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(2)  World Alzheimer Report 2015: The Global Impact of Dementia:

(3) The 90 Essential Nutrients for Life – with Dr. Joel D Wallach : Se även:

(4) Joel Wallach , Ma Lan, Gerhard Schrauzer, “Epigenetics: The Death of the Genetic Theory of Disease Transmission 1st Edition,” SelectBooks, 2014

(5) Doctor Wallach on Coast to Coast AM, Dec 17th 2013.

(6)  Dr. Joel Wallach on Coast to Coast AM, Dec 17th 2013.

(7) Revolutionary Ideas That Will Improve Your Health Dr. Joel Wallach and pharmacist Ben Fuchs (2012)

(8) The Original Dead Doctors Don’t Lie Lecture. Dr. Joel Wallach,

(9) The Youngivity Advantage,—natural-vitamin-and-mineral-supplements.html

(10) Dr. Joel Wallach Publications:

(11)  The Original Dead Doctors Don’t Lie Lecture, Dr. Joel Wallach,

(12) Interview with Dr Joel Wallach

(13) Multivitamins not tied to memory or heart benefits By Genevra Pittman, Reuters, December 16, 2013.

(14) Dr. Joel Wallach on Coast to Coast AM, Dec 17th 2013.

(15) Livskälla Komplett Pulver: Se även: Samt: Essentiella Fettsyror:

(16) The 10 Bad Foods (and Good Foods to Eat)

(17) The 10 Bad Foods (and Good Foods to Eat)

(18) Reduced risk of Alzheimer disease in users of antioxidant vitamin supplements: the Cache County Study: Se även: Wallach om Alzheimer: Samt: Youngevity nutrition for Parkinsons, ALS, MS, Alzheimers with Dr Wallach. Samt:Wallach: Alzheimer’s a physician-caused disease, Jennie Christensen,, March 14, 2013

(19) Kolestrolmyter:  Se även: ”Bad Cholesterol”: A Myth and a Fraud, by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D:

(20) Diabetes cured in only 2 weeks? Dr Wallach explains how!

(21) Joel Wallach , Ma Lan, Gerhard Schrauzer, “Epigenetics: The Death of the Genetic Theory of Disease Transmission 1st Edition,” SelectBooks, 2014. Se även: Mind Blowing Data: Genetics, Epigenetics Affected By Minerals In Diet: Samt: Dr Wallach on Epigenetics:

(22) The Two Main Causes of Cancer Revealed: Se även:Peter Glidden, “The MD Emperor Has No Clothes: Everybody Is Sick and I Know Why,” CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012) (sidan 116)

(23) Help with ADD and ADHD!!!! | Dr. Joel Wallach – Dead Doctors Don’t Lie | Youngevity:

(24) Help with ADD and ADHD!!!! | Dr. Joel Wallach – Dead Doctors Don’t Lie | Youngevity:

(25) Doktor Peter Glidden intervjuad: (17)

(26) Dead Doctors Don’t Lie Podcasts:

(27) The Dr. Peter Glidden Show:


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