"Real Nutrition and Wellness" is a full service educational tool armed with knowledge of wholistic healing and the power of a good diet and clinically verified medical nutrition designed for people who want to recover their health by promoting and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself without drugs and without surgery.
We are on a mission to revolutionize the way medicine is practiced in America and the rest of the world, by learning from and spreading knowledge attained from the research and off the backs of the worlds most prestigious, groundbreaking and studied naturopathic physicians (ND's).
Through our endless research to achieve optimal health, we have come across a man who headed a 12 year federally funded study which cost over 25 million dollars and resulted in the founding a company and family of products that support and promote the body's ability to achieve optimal health and help people reverse the symptomatic conditions of chronic disease.
Organic Nutrition is REAL Wellness and Healing is Easy!
Based on numerous studies performed since the 1940's, the human body is thought to required about 100 different nutritional "building blocks" in addition to oxygen and water:
400,000 die EACH YEAR because of HEART CONDITIONS brought on by our participation in SPORTS.
"100,000 youngsters, as well as 300,000 adults die each year from cardiovascular disorders as a result from sports. This is twice the number of people that die on our nations highways each year." - Centers for Disease Control
Whenever we SWEAT, we are POURING MINERALS, amongst other essential nutrients OUT OF OUR BODY.
Our body needs 90+ essential nutrients; 60 minerals, 16 vitamins, 12 amino acids & 3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's)
Intake of these nutrients EVERY DAY and is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Minerals alone are 66% of our nutrient needs.
Lack of these essential nutrients weakens the body’s ability to rebuild itself and increases the potential for 900 Nutritional Deficiency Diseases.
The Main cause of WEIGHT GAIN, constant chronic FATIGUE and 80% of ALL CHRONIC DISEASES (900 Listed Below in 5 simple categories) is a simple Nutrient Deficiency!!
This being so, every nutrient that you are deficient in is linked to 10 conditions.
United states is #1 in degenerate diseases and #20 in life expectancy. -World Health Organization
Undernourishment --- The New Epedemic
So HOW did nutrient deficiency silently become the largest epidemic that the American populous is leading?
When dinosaurs ruled the earth 75 million years ago, they were likely living in an environment abundant with life-supporting minerals. Soil was laden with as many as 70 known minerals, which were absorbed through the root systems of plants to become part of a vibrant, life-sustaining food supply.
Over time, erosion and unwise farming methods have depleted our topsoil of its precious mineral content. Ironically, modern technology has only exacerbated this problem. Compared to 50 years ago, today’s farmers are able to produce double or even triple the yields of most major fruits, vegetables, and grains. But the nutrient content of the crops is lower than ever before.
American farm and range soils are 85% depleted of minerals compared with the soil mineral levels of 100 years ago.
Excerpts from Senate Document #264, June 1936
”99% of American people are deficient in minerals; and a marked deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually results in disease.”
"Minerals are essential, and make up two-thirds of all the nutrients we need. Unfortunately, it's no longer possible to get enough from the foods we eat..."
"You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency."
Based on numerous studies performed since the 1940's, the human body is thought to required about 100 different nutritional "building blocks" in addition to oxygen and water:
How did Joel Wallach find this out?Joel Wallach is renowned for his groundbreaking research on the health benefits of selenium and other minerals. From 1970 to 1982, He was in charge of 25 Million dollars of federally funded research of which his formulations are FOUNDED UPON.
Comparisons of Multi-Vitamin health packs
Here is a direct comparison between:
|Vitamin A||2.8 mg||3 mg||4.5 mg|
|Vitamin C||230 mg||650 mg||1000 mg|
|Vitamin D3||133 IU||500 IU||1150 IU|
|Vitamin E||198 IU||200 IU||200 IU|
|Vitamin K||8.5 mg||45 mg||300 mg|
|Vitamin B1||8.5 mg||13.5 mg||30 mg|
|Vitamin B2||8.5 mg||13.5 mg||30 mg|
|Niacin||31 mg||20 mg||40 mg|
|Vitamin B6||8.5 mg||16 mg||30 mg|
|Folic Acid||133.5 mcg||500 mcg||400 mcg|
|Vitamin B12||4 mcg||100 mcg||500 mcg|
|Biotin||150 mcg||150 mcg||600 mcg|
|Pantothenic acid||8.5 mg||45 mg||150 mg|
|Calcium||66.5 mg||335 mg||1250 mg|
|Boron||.005 mg||1.5 mg||2 mg|
|Inositol||13.5 mg||75 mg||25 mg|
|Choline Bitartrate||35 mg||50 mg||25 mg|
|Magnesium||58.5 mg||250 mg||320 mg|
|Zinc||1.5 mg||10 mg||9 mg|
|Selenium||78.5 mcg||100 mcg||100 mcg|
|Copper||.5 mg||1 mg||1 mg|
|Chromium||8.5 mcg||150 mcg||200 mcg|
|Co-enzyme Q10||12.5 mg||4.9 mg||3 mg|
|Glucosamine Sulfate hci||-||-||225 mg|
|Chondroitin Sulfate||-||-||25 mg|
|Amino Acid Complex
(alanine, arginine, aspartic acid, cystine, glutamic acid, glycine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, proline, serine, threonine, tyrosine and valine.)
|Bioflavonoids||50 mg||99 mg||15 mg|
|Fish oil (EFA's/Omega's)||417 mg||-||827 mg|
|subs totals --->||Visalus||Usana||Youngevity|
|~1117 mg||~1490 mg||~4500 mg|
|Rebound FX is mixed 1 oz. to 10 oz. of cold, filtered water.||REBOUND FX (YOUNGEVITY)||GATORADE||POWERADE||VITAMIN WATER - DEFENSE|
|INGREDIENTS||1 oz. serving||8 oz. serving||8 oz. serving||8 oz. serving|
|total carbs||8.5 g||14 g||17 g||13 g|
|vitamin a||5000 iu||-||-||-|
|vitamin c||500 mg||-||-||60 mg|
|vitamin d3||100 iu||-||-||-|
|vitamin e||100 iu||-||-||-|
|vitamin b1||1.5 mg||-||-||-|
|vitamin b2||1.7 mg||-||-||-|
|vitamin b3||20 mg||-||2 mg||2 mg|
|vitamin b6||2 mg||-||2 mg||2 mg|
|vitamin b12||25 mcg||-||6 mcg||6 mcg|
|folic acid||400 mcg||-||-||-|
|panththenic acid||20 mcg||-||-||-|
|potassium||100 mg||30 mg||30 mg||-|
|amino acid complex||150 mg||-||-||-|
|ginseng root extract||60 mg||-||-||-|
|green tea extract||150 mg||-||-||-|
|glucono delta lactone||50 mg||-||-||-|
|sodium||10 mg||110 mg||55 mg||-|
|plant derived minerals||118 mg||-||-||-|
|sugars||8.5 g||14 g||15 g||13 g|
Are you Always Hungry?
Eating too much has overtaken hunger as a leading risk factor for illness.
The main reason people are driven to eat more than they should for your health is because they are MINERALLY DEFICIENT. The body knows how to regulate it's appetite. Your appetite is god-given homeostatic mechanism in the human body. Your appetite has intelligence, the same way the rest of your body does. When your body is nutritionally replete, your appetite goes away. When your body is nutritionally starved, your appetite is constant.
Minerals are 66% of our nutrient needs and also the last to absorb, unlike daily proteins and calories.
We are so confident in our results of delivering 90 essential nutrients for optimal health and disease prevention, we offer a 30-day EMPTY BOTTLE Money back Guarantee.
Youngevity accomplishes Real Nutrition and Wellness's goals with its line of scientifically based, clinically proven, Wholistic supplements. It is our mission to create easy access to preventative medicine through the use of nutritional supplementation. Working directly with Dr. Glidden, we have created a system to gain easy access to the right supplements appropriate for body weight. We have also created easy access to a personal Health Coach who has been trained in Dr. Glidden’s Health Recovery System to guide you through the process. With direct access to the leading line of health recovery supplements and health food, and over twenty-five years of clinical experience, Real Nutrition And Wellness is bringing to the world an innovative and dynamic approach to personal health and happiness.
With Youngevity’s technologically advanced nutritional supplements, we are forming a worldwide team of informed Health Coaches with the goal to change the face of health in the United States and abroad, and bring the power of health recovery back where it belongs: in the hands of the people. It is our goal to spread this message of proper nutrition through a grass-roots coalition of the informed, through educational videos, webinars, blogs, and personal guidance, in order to regain the freedom of health that we have lost through historical misguidance.
For many, this has become a full time passion, which also creates a healthy lifestyle through Youngevity’s compensation program, which is designed to benefit the individual who is the, boots on the ground, representative of this work. Instead of benefiting or creating a major corporation, we have created a network of individuals dedicated to helping their own families and friends regain their health and freedom. This is what Real Nutrition And Wellness is all about.
More about Youngevity:
Youngevity is dedicated to delivering solutions to help health-conscious consumers live younger, longer. Established in 1997 by Drs. Joel Wallach, DVM, ND and Ma Lan, MS, MD, and world headquartered in San Diego, California, we offer a wide range of products and services to support a healthy lifestyle, including:
From 1970 to 1982, Joel Wallach was in charge of 25 Million dollars of federally funded research of which his formulations are founded upon. Joel Wallach was tapped as the head researcher to answer the question:"What exactly are the net negative effects on environmental pollution and what can we do about it?" The research was funded due to Minemata mercury disaster in Japan.
The intention of study was to discover, once and for all, the net negative cumulative effects that environmental toxicity had on the health of human beings.
But, they discovered something they were not looking for...
The study concluded that:
Pollution had to be a MASSIVE EXPOSURE to have any net negative effects.
The only type to consider would be something on the level of working in a coal mine, in an an asbestos plant, working in fukashima without a radiation suit, when you live next to Minimata Bay.
Youngevity Products Study
Report Brochure - Press Release
Recently released is a study from Clemson University’s Institute of Nutraceutical Research (INR). INR is the national leader in nutritional research and one of its missions is to provide consumers greater confidence in product quality, safety and efficacy. The findings of this study are very exciting and worth sharing! Specific biomarkers were chosen to study in the areas of Safety, Inflammation, and the treatment of various Cancer Cells.
We have summarized the highlights:
Nutrition at a Cellular Level
It's crirical all 90 nutrients are present for biochemical completeness & healthy cell reproduction.
Improper Formulation, Missing Nutrients
is called Fractionated Nutrition, which can stall or stop the cell's Biochemical Cascade Reaction and may cause false deficiencies of other nutrients
Body Detoxification & Rebuilding
When first starting on Youngevity products, your body will start rebuilding itself and may go through a detoxification process.
Nursing & Expecting Mothers, Rebuilders & Major Health Challenges
Double up on your Reccomended Daily Allowance of plant derived minerals
Our bodies need the 90 Essential Nutrients from inside the womb to our first breath and so-on. Breast milk is also essential to an infants health and brain growth. Homemade goatsmilk formula is a proven second best option if breast milk is not available. Community Breast Milk Sharing is also an option. Our reccomendations is to add BTT 2.0 & Osteo-FX (liquid preferred) to the milk, with also a pinch of salt. EFA capsules can have a pin-sized hole made and contents squeezed out. Infants, on average respond VERY FAST to youngevity's wholistic nutrition based health protocols.
Tips for Healthy Nutrition
A recent study by Phytotherapy Research says that not only is turmeric effective in treating depression, it is more effective than common anti-depressants on the market.
Kava Root is shown to have incredible results in treating acute anxeity or social anxeity. Kona Kava Farms is the best distibutor at superior quality - http://KonaKavaFarms.com
Avoid the 10 Bad Foods for optimal absorbtion and nution.
Dr Glidden's of FireYourMDNow.com's
CLINICAL NUTRITION DIET PROTOCOL
(Good Foods / Bad Foods List)
*The skin of potatoes when baked and well done meat contains a chemical called Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Gluten damages the tissue in the intestinal track that absorbs nutrients! - (The intestinal villi)
The current medical model DOES NOT AND HAS NEVER REVERSED OR ELIMINATED A DEGENERATIVE DISEASE because they don't address the DEGENERATION or inflammatory disease.
Medical Doctors excel at acute trauma, bullet wounds, triple compount fractrures, surgery only when necessary & infectious diseases. THATS IT. It should be illegal for medical doctors to give nutritional advice. They know NOTHING about it. Furthermore, there are so many conflicting health studies because the medical industry is BLIND to nutrition.
The current leading case of death in America is not stroke, cancer, or even heart disease but modern medicine itself. (27 page detailed report )
The only thing the doctor does is name your symptoms in latin. They have no clue about what causes it or how to reverse it. For the last 100 years, medicine in the United States has been dominated and delivered by the pharmaceutical industry. Medicine is researched and pathophysiology is understood through a reductionistic lens. Medical Doctors are NOT trained in science, they are trained in "reductionistic science". Reductionistic science argues that there is no soul force, the human body does not know how to or have the ability to fix itself. Once your sick, instead of stimulating and promoting your body's ability to fix itself, the only option they offer is to take man-made synthetic drugs with the intentions to suppress and control your symptoms.
There is, no doubt, a medical Monopoly in America; There are LESS THAN 5,000 Licensed Naturopaths in America and there are only 18 states that allow naturopathic licensing and practice.
"Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution; the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship and force people, who wish doctors and treatments of their own choice, to submit to only what the dictating outfit offers." -Dr. Benjamin Rush 1787
John D Rockafeller changed western medicine from plant based to chemical based. Had his own Naturopath by his side. Lived to be over 100.
In Sickness & In Hell is an amazing 16 minute mini-doc reviewing the history of the allopaths (MD's) rise to power from the Carnagie and Rockafeller foundations via the Flexner report and surrounding issues.
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10 Health Truth Fun-Facts:
The alarming fact is that foods -- fruit and vegetables and grains -- now being raised on millions of acres of land no longer contain enough of certain needed minerals, are starving us -- no matter how much of them we eat!
No one of today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply their system with the mineral salts they require for perfect health, because their stomach isn't big enough to hold them.
Minerals are vital to human metabolism and health--and that no plant or animal can appropriate to itself any mineral which is not present in the soil upon which it feeds.
Do you know that most of us today are suffering from certain dangerous diet deficiencies which cannot be remedied until the depleted soils from which our foods come are brought into proper mineral balance?
Vitamins control the body's appropriation of minerals, and in the absence of minerals they have no function to perform. Lacking vitamins, the system can make some use of minerals, but lacking minerals, vitamins are useless.
Our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals we take into our systems than upon the calories or vitamins or upon the precise proportions of starch, protein, or carbohydrates we consume.
People around the world are recognizing the benefit of seeking an alternative to traditional medicine; one that will help them achieve and maintain optimal health without requiring invasive treatments such as surgery.
780,000 people die each year (% 365 = 14,959 each day) at the hands of the Drug Companies and the MD's - 45 page document that outlines it in detail -
Basic medical science is based on newtonian physics; Allopathic reductionism (drugs/surgery) is the leading cause of both death & bankruptcy.
70% of americans are on 1 form of prescription drugs.
Chronic illness is outpacing infections as the big killer worldwide, as the NEW NORM is now a "Multiple disease syndrome" (they are calling it).
In america you are 64x more likely to die from a Doctor, than a gun.
You should be a MILLION TIMES more skeptical of taking a prescription medication
If you do go to the doctor, than ask them THESE questions:
Is the treatment that you are recommending curative? Is it going to cure the condition? If it's not going to cure the condition, what can i expect? What can i expect in the positive realm and what am i going to expect in the negative realm. If your treatment generates negative results, what are you going to do to fix it and what can i expect from that treatment?
And if surgery is absolutely necessary, it's a Million Times better to go into surgery with a nutrified body, than it is to go into surgery with an under-nutrified body.
A High Cholesterol Diet?
There is ABSOLUTELY NO CORRELATION between cholesterol and heart disease. It does NOT EXIST.
1. Cholesterol is not bad, it is a vital substance
2. People with low blood cholesterol are just as likely to be atherosclerotic as people with high cholesterol
3. Your body produces 3 to 4 times as much cholesterol as you consume
4. There is no evidence that animal fat in the diet promote atherosclerosis or heart disease
5. Cholesterol lowering drugs are dangerous and may shorten your life
6. Statins do prevent cardiovascular disease, but not by lowering cholesterol
7. Many of these facts have been present in scientific journals and books for decades yet ignored
8. 75% of your central nervous system (nerves and your brain) is made of Cholesterol
9. All of your sex hormones, all of your stress hormones are made from cholesterol
10. Every single cell in your body has a wall around it which defines the border of the cell. The cell wall is made from cholesterol
11. Cholesterol is so important for your body, your body makes it
9. There are benefits to high cholesterol
*If you are taking a cholesterol lowering statin, you can expect your central nervous system to become compromised among other things.
The most notable published researched study (OUT OF HUNDREDS) called the Honolulu Heart Program, PROVES UNEQUIVOCALLY that "the LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL is, the EARLIER YOU DIE". The study also proves that post-menopausal women with total cholesterol levels over 300 live longer lives. (The only time you have to worry is if it's over 400)
Since the first cholesterol lowering statin drugs were released (in the 1980's), statin drugs are have grown to be THE MOST PRESCRIBED MEDICINE in america to the tune of 20 billion $ a year. That means we have spent on average of 20 Billion $ a year in 25 years at statin drugs.
The rates for heart disease have remained UNCHANGED since we have been treating cholesterol as the devil and driving it into the ground with statin drugs, low fat diets and exercise. Just as many people get heat disease now, as they ever did. The only statistic that has changed is their trauma care has gotten better. They can now keep you alive after your fifth heart attack.
Statin drugs DO NOT WORK for preventing heart disease.
(Embed Video about statins)
Furthermore, 95% of the part of the brain that is affected in Alzheimer disease is made from CHOLESTEROL!
Alzheimers is a deficiency in cholesterol and compounded by the use of statin drugs.
Alzheimer's was nonexistent before the 1980's. The first statin drug was introduced in 1982. In 1985-7 Alzheimer's SKYROCKETED.
The statistical prevalence of Alzheimer's EXACTLY PARALLELS the distribution of statin drugs. We believe that Alzheimer's is a PHYSICIAN CREATED disease!
Clogged arteries? It's not cholesterol that causes funky blood vessels. It's inflammation. Cholesterol is a bandage your body lays down to keep your body from bleeding to death. And, If it's clogged w/ hardened plaque (calcium), it's not because there's too much calcium in your body, it's because there's not enough magnesium. Calcium deposition in blood vessels is a magnesium deficiency and Cholesterol deposition in the blood vessels is a result of constant inflammation in the blood vessels.
Is CHEMOTHERAPY a good idea?
97% of the time, chemotherapy DOES NOT WORK. So why is it still used? There's one reason and one reason only: MONEY
More people die from chemotherapy than from cancer! Chemotherapy destroys the immune system so that you die from a cold or a fever, and that death is attributed to the cancer. Chemotherapy also causes other problems that make you require drugs that are manufactured by the same companies who manufactured the chemotherapies. Most cancers are in your body for more than a decade before they are detected, yet most cancer-related deaths are within the first two years after the cancer's detection – those deaths are related to chemo. Avoid chemotherapy!
There are over 1000 alternatives to chemotherapy. To see more into the history of chemotherapy and alternatives, visit this site: http://organic-health.us/cancer/chemotherapy-radiation.shtml
Steroids and Chemotherapy rely on the same premise
Steroids: Knock down the inflammation, then withdrawal the meds and maybe the body can fix itself. (The majority of chronic illness' has an inflammatory component associated with it.)
Chemo: Kill everything and bring you just to the point of death with poisonous chemicals, then stop and maybe the body can fix itself.
Which is one of life's Greatest Ironies and stands in direct distinction to the MD's fundamental philosophy; That the human body doesn't know how to fix itself. (Which is why they deliver drugs all the time to try to manage the problem)
With this, the Medical Doctors prove their own hypocrisy in contradicting their own fundamentally flawed allopathic philosophy.
DNA / Genetics?
James Watson (accredited for the discovery of human genetic material - DNA) said that genetic research is a dead end, it has given us NO tangible results and the pathoneogenesis of illness is Biochemical, NOT GENETIC.
Their may be some inherited weakness based on family history, which are separate and distinct from what we classically know as mendelian genetics.
If these chronic illness are genetic, from a true mendelian genetic point of view, Arn't the weak people of the heard than why is there more and more of them?
So they changed their tune and now say these chronic illnesses are "epigenetic", meaning there are unseen environmental stressors they postulate are manipulating the gene code. THEY THINK.
Well, Their WRONG. Dr. Wallach studies DISPROVES this notion and is finishing up writing a book dispelling the cultural myth in detail.
The Good News?
Humans beings start as a single cell organism! It is in the body's nature to heal, recover, regenerate and reverse all health challenges.
Excerpt from Senate Document #264, June 1936 "An organism supplied with a diet adequate to, or preferably in excess of, all mineral requirements may so utilize these elements as to produce immunity from infection quite beyond anything we are able to produce artificially by our present method of immunization…"
You must give your body all the raw materials it requires to maintain and renew itself in order to achieve a healthful life. The raw materials so vital to your health can be challenging to find. Centuries of mining, farming, irrigation, and acid rain have eroded life-giving minerals from our soil. Mineral deficient soils are then used to grow and cultivate our food. Because of this, our food may be lacking in the essential minerals necessary to live such a long and healthy life.
Do your body a favor and treat yourself to outstanding products. We offer everything you need, from mineral supplements to natural, whole-body cleansers. These products are designed with your health in mind. Give yourself the best nutrition you can, and let the healing be done by the greatest physician of all… your own body.
Besides our supplement products, all your body needs is calories to burn for energy, proteins for regulation and repair of your body & fat for your central nervous system.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ― Hippocrates
The philosophy of the ancient greek physician Hippocrates (460 BC – c. 370 BC) was to "First, do no harm." True to this philosophy, our approach to treatments are based on the natural biochemical defense system of our body, capable of combating cancer with minimal impact on healthy cells.
The human body is a complex system of inter-related parts. There is a spiritual, emotional, mental and a physical aspect to a human being. This is typically collectively referred to as "The Body-Mind".
What We Do:
Health Recovery Through Wholistic Nutrition
Naturopathy - na·tu·rop·a·thy - noun - \ˌnā-chə-ˈrä-pə-thē\
The Tenants of Naturopathy
"First, do no harm" - Primum non nocere
"The healing power inherent in the human body" - Vis medicatrix naturae
"Treat the patient, Not the cause" (Remove the cause) - Tolle causam
Holistic - ho·lis·tic - adjective - \hō-ˈlis-tik\
Definition: relating to or concerned with complete systems rather than with individual parts.
What our current structure is Monopolized and dominated by:
Allopathic - al·lo·path·ic - adjective - \ˌa-lə-ˈpa-thik\
Allopathic Medicine - Also known as "Western Medicine"
Definition: The mainstream medical use of pharmacologically active agents or physical interventions to treat or suppress symptoms or pathophysiologic processes of diseases or conditions.
The Medical Doctors (MD's), the American Medical Association (AMA) use a reductionistic methodology; Surgery and man made synthetic drugs the intention of which is to overpower and control the inherent workings of the body, because they think our body is too stupid to fix itself
What the MD's don't believe:
1. Your body has a soul.
2. The soul gives to your body intelligence.
3. The intelligence that your body has, knows how to maintain the structure and the function of the body.
We have been enculturated into believing the dangerous mainstream medical theater and their health / medical recommendations which just allows the pharmaceutical industry to make obscene profits and keeps us sick and broke.
..When, in fact, HEALING IS EASY, when you give your body the nutritional building blocks it needs to function and repair itself.
Our solution is SIMPLE:
FIRE your Medical Doctor TODAY! And cancel your comprehensive medical insurance and get only catastrophic coverage instead.
Forbes just recently admitted that 20% of medical care in emergency situations DOES NOT WORK: "Almost one of every five patients in the intensive care units of a major teaching hospital got treatment that was futile or “probably” futile, according to the doctors who treated them. And older patients-especially those admitted from a nursing facility-were most likely to get care that does nothing to improve their quality of life, or even keep them alive for more than a brief period of time."
What we are arguing, as the tip of the spear in medical change:
1. Your body knows how and wants to fix itself.
2. Your body can fix itself, most of the time, if you give your body the raw materials it needs to fix itself.
In the same way that human civilization advanced by learning how to develop sewage treatment facilities and proper waste elimination, science based clinically verified medical nutrition for the masses would have the same radical effect on the health and longevity of the human nation. The next step in human evolution is simply to grab onto, appreciate, understand, try and accepting medical science. One day this will be common knowledge for everybody.
Our bodies have the genetic potential to live to be 120. In the United States we are the 52'nd longest lived nation in the world even though we rank first in "health care". There is a health care crisis because it is a fundamentally flawed monopolized system and driven by profit. With the exception of emergency care, it needs to be entirely abandoned, not reformed or regulated.
We give our cars everything it needs to run properly. Why would we not do the same with our own bodies.
Follow our scientifically verified nutrition based health recovery protocols today!
The Bright Side is a call-in show, encouraging audience comments and questions and includes various topical guests. Featuring nutritional and wellness information about exercise, diet and supplementation, prescription drugs, psychological transformational tools as well as the timeless wisdom of all the great religions and philosophies.The Bright Side with Pharmacist Ben is guaranteed to be a fun hour of weekly radio that will improve lives and empower day to day living.
This veteran veterinarian has more than one story to tell, and if you enjoyed listening to the audio tape, or reading his books, you'll love hearing his radio program! Co-hosted by Doug Winfrey, the consummate radio professional.Now's the time to get involved in your own health care. Doctor Wallach is available to take your call and ready to answer your health question.
Perhaps Dr. Wallach's proudest accomplishment is the founding of his very own nutritional supplement company, American Longevity, in April of 1997. Since its founding the company has flourished as a purveyor of a reliable, top quality line of supplements, the Majestic Earth Line. Each product, many of which Dr. Wallach, himself, has had a hand in formulating, carries Dr. Wallach's picture and seal of approval, thus assuring an appreciative public that their best interests are first and foremost.
As a researcher at the Emory University Yerkes National Primate Center in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977, Dr. Wallach discovered the world’s first known case of non-human cystic fibrosis in a selenium-deficient Rhesus monkey. At the time, cystic fibrosis was believed to the result of a human genetic disorder. Dr. Wallach’s monumental discovery set him on a 20-year path of research on the health benefits of selenium and other minerals. As a result of this work, he became known as The Mineral Doctor and the Father of Liquid Mineral Supplementation. Dr. Wallach currently dedicates his time to lecturing throughout the world on the therapeutic benefits of vitamins and minerals, and on lobbying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on behalf of the dietary supplement industry. His tireless efforts and dedication to the public’s First Amendment rights to complete information on the therapeutic benefits of nutrition prompted the FDA to establish Qualified Health Claims for Selenium (“may reduce the risk of certain cancers”) and Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (“may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease”). Only a few Qualified Health Claims exist, placing Youngevity in a unique position among Dietary Supplement and Direct Marketing companies.
WHAT THE PEOPLE DOCTORS DON'T KNOW . . .
Did you know that each of these diseases is already cured? Diabetes, heart disease, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, osteoporosis, arthritis, and others. Yes, each of those is HISTORY ... in animals, not people! A 1958 nutritional discovery by a team of farmers, veterinarians and chemists has prevented disease in millions of livestock for over 35 years ... and nobody outside the animal industry seems to know it. So, what can you learn from an old vet? . . .
ATHLETES; DROPPING DEAD?????
Have you ever heard about professional athletes dropping dead on the field,? According to the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, 100,000 youngsters, as well as pros die each year from cardio-vascular disorders as a result of sports -THIS IS TWICE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT DIE ON THE NATIONS HIGHWAYS! 45,000 of the 100,000 play basketball, not boxing or football. In hard exercise, people sweat out many of their vital minerals - not just sodium and potassium. Rigorous exertion without replacing lost minerals can be fatal. There are sports drinks that are supposed to replace nutrients lost during exertion, these would work fine if they had more than sugar, salt and potassium, and food coloring.
Even if you are eating healthy, balanced foods, and taking vitamins daily, your body is still almost certainly lacking vital nutrients, starving for missing nutrition.
YOU SAY YOU DON'T BELIEVE IT?
Recent research indicates that most people in the US have at least one hidden deficiency of a major mineral such as calcium or magnesium. Deficiencies in your intake of food, water, and even oxygen can be hard to spot. But over time, they can lead to degenerative diseases, and then death.
MINERALS BEFORE VITAMINS?
YES! Lacking vitamins, the body can use minerals. But without minerals, vitamins are worthless. You may think you're getting your minerals in a "balanced diet" . But chances are, if you're not supplementing your diet with absorbable minerals, you're one of the 95% of Americans lacking in at least one major mineral, and a host of trace minerals. Back in 1936 - 60 years ago - US Senate Document 264 lamented the lack of mineral nutrition in our food. It's 60 years worse now. HOW DID WE GET INTO THIS PREDICAMENT?
HOW OUR ANCESTORS DIED
In the early 1800's Americans began to cross the Great Plains. What you don't know is that they never just settled in one place. Every 3-5 years, they had to pick up and move. They would start a little farm in Kansas or Nebraska, with a milk cow, a couple of pigs, some sheep and a few kids. After three to five years, one of the kids would die. Dad would get consumption. The cow would dry up . The tomato plants would not grow more than a foot, and would not make tomatoes. So they were about to starve; and if they made it through the winter, they would throw all their belongings in a wagon, and move a hundred miles west. There they would set up again. In three to five more years, another child would die, and Ma would get consumption in winter. Tomato plants would not grow higher than a foot, and would not make tomatoes. The cow would dry up. If they survived the winter, they'd throw everything in the wagon, and they would move west again.
EVIL SPIRITS IN OUR TOMATOES?
No worse! The soil was being depleted. Crops took minerals out of the soil; nothing put them back in. The only way to beat the cycle was to own a piece of bottom land . Wealthy farmers owned the bottom land. When it flooded, they would get new topsoil, silt and nutrition from hundred of miles upstream. If you were lucky enough to have a piece of bottom land, you did not have to move. The fertilizer would come to you. The Egyptians realized this 5000 years ago and worshiper the Nile river for its yearly life giving floods.
But if you were out on the prairie with no river, every 3 - 5 years you would have to move. Otherwise, your whole family would starve to death, for there would be nothing left in the soil.
So by this process.....repeated tens of thousands of times over the last 200 years.....the settlers were actually strip-mining the nutrients from the soils. And if there are no nutrients in the soil, there is no way your tomatoes or carrots or apples or potatoes can have nutrients in them.
DON'T BE FOOLED BY TECHNOLOGY
Commercial fertilizer came on the market about 1900. Did this solve the problem? Hardly, it created more.
Next time you go to your garden center, look closely at the ingredients in the fertilizer. Nitrogen, Phosphorus & Potassium (NPK) . That's it.....no more.
WHY? No matter what kind of plant- whether potatoes, okra, corn, wheat, eggplant, carrots or broccoli, NPK fertilizer is all that is needed to get the maximum yield per acre. That's the minimal nutrition plants need..
So that's all the farmer gives them. But don't blame him....if he put a lot of other minerals in the soil , his wheat would cost an extra 25 cents per bushel...and nobody would buy it. He'd be out of business.
Let's see...it takes 3 - 5 years to exhaust the soil. We started fertilizing about 1900, so we've been putting NPK into the soil for 96 years-which means that for 90+ years, the soil has been exhausted except for what the plants minimally need.
WHAT TOMATOES CAN'T DO FOR YOU
The fact is that animals and human beings require about 90 nutrients - between 45 & 60 minerals, 3 essential fatty acids. And for 90 + years, only three have been put back into the soil.
We know that plants can make amino acids. They can make most vitamins, and they can make varying amounts of essential fatty acids.
WHAT THE VITAMIN CROWD NEVER TELLS YOU ABOUT THEIR SUPPLEMENTS
When you are taking a vitamin-mineral tablet, you are taking what is called "METALLIC MINERALS" You only absorb 8-12% of these metallic minerals, the rest passes through you. If you talk to Urologists, who x-rays patients, they will tell you what they sometimes see lined up in the small intestines: WHOLE VITAMIN & MINERAL TABLETS, like little boxcars, taking a long ride through the intestines.
Before you can use even the normal 8-12% of a metallic mineral, the WHOLE mineral must be broken down by your body. That's asking a lot of a body unless it's already in top shape.
The health food industry had a problem in the late 70's, they developed "Chelated" minerals: wrapping amino acids or protein around the minerals helps the body metabolize them. This results in slightly over 50% absorption at best.
Keep in mind....metallic minerals (also known as elemental minerals or salts) come from oyster shell, calcium carbonate, limestone, clay, sea salts. Supposedly, too much of some of these elements can have toxic effects on your body. Human beings are not able to efficiently absorb them or to use them. Certain animals are, but we are not. Nevertheless, that's where the minerals in most mineral tablets come from.
BUT NOTHING CAN MAKE A MINERAL !!!!!
Does this begin to concern you a little bit? It did concern me when I realized it. We NEED those minerals. Plants can't make them, so where do they come from?
THE HIDDEN KEY TO YOUR FAMILY'S HEALTH
How did minerals get into the plant back then? Of course, they came from soil and rock. But they became part of the plant through the process of photosynthesis.
And that made them "colloidal", which is our key word for today. Comparing colloidal minerals to rock and shell based minerals is like comparing filet mignon to gristle. Colloidal minerals have a negative electrical charge, and each particle is hundreds of times smaller than a metallic mineral. The colloidals stay suspended in water rather than going into solution because of the negative charge and their size/ weight ratio.
Expert chemists say the reason colloidals are non-toxic is because of their plant or vegetable source, and their negative electrical charge. For example, iodine in colloidal form is one of the elements essential for human cells. But, if you drank even 2-3 grains of free iodine, it would surely kill you. In colloidal form, it is not only harmless, it is beneficial. The same is true for arsenic, lead, aluminum, and other minerals considered toxic.
Colloidals are the smallest particles that matter can be divided into while still keeping its individual characteristics. The particles range from 0.01 millionths of an inch to 10 millionths of an inch in size. The smaller ones cannot be seen with any microscope. Their small size gives colloidal minerals enormous surface area, and special properties of absorption for your body, as opposed to rock and shell based minerals. One teaspoon of colloidals can have a total surface area of over 127 acres. With billions of tiny electrically-charged minerals.
Soil with a similar amount of minerals, but metallic, have particles which are hundreds or thousands of times larger, and positively-charged, which makes a big difference. You can't absorb them. If you're starving and you eat soil, you would get no nourishment. Your body just cant absorb inorganic minerals efficiently, nor can it convert them. Only a plant can take dead soil out of the earth, and make live material that your body can use.
DO YOUR BLOOD A FAVOR
Colloidal minerals are truly the most efficient way to get your minerals. You can absorb 98% of them. They are liquid. They have a small particle size. To give you a comparison: a red blood cell is 7 microns. A colloidal mineral particle is 0.01 micron (or less): that is 1/7000th the size of a red blood cell.
Minerals move around in our bodies through our blood, and we store minerals in our cells. The small size of colloidal minerals is ideal. The negative charge means they stay in solution or suspension- they don't settle out. They are very very absorbable.
If you're going to spend money for minerals, you should get the highest value for your dollar. Plus, it is far easier to get kids to take liquid Majestic Earth minerals than any big pills. Most "kids" products don't contain many minerals anyway. Read the labels: they have maybe one mineral, or five, or fifteen at most. And the other 40+ minerals humans need??? In fact, you don't get the minerals or the balanced nutrition you and your family need to help manage stress and stay vital.
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THE EXTRAORDINARY MAJESTIC EARTH COLLOIDAL MINERALS
1.They give you what you used to think you got from your vegetables.
Our depleted soils have been strip-mined for 100+ years. They no longer contain the minerals your body needs, nor do commercial fertilizers. As a result, many Americans suffer mineral deficient diseases.
2. They are liquid.
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Over 100 Million Copies of "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" Distributed Worldwide
Dr. Joel Wallach is the author of the now classic, "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" audio tape and CD. On the tape/CD he advocates for a common sense, low tech, nutritionally based approach to health and longevity. The tape/CD has enormous appeal with over 100 million copies of the tape/CD in circulation worldwide.
The Title "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" was created by Dr. Joel Wallach after years of research on the subject of health and longevity. Dr. Wallach discovered that the life span of the average doctor in America is several years shorter than that of the average couch potato. Dr. Wallach began collecting obituaries of doctors only to find that many were dying of simple nutritional deficiencies. If doctors really knew the truth about health and longevity they should be living longer than anyone else, not dying sooner.This premature death pattern proves that doctors are missing some key elements when it comes to understanding what it takes to live a longer healthier life, hence was born the title... "Dead Doctors Don't Lie".
The Best of Dead Doctors Don't Lie has been composed from Dr. Wallach's ever popular lecture tour based on his years of experience and research in the area of minerals and how they relate to chronic disease and death in both animals and humans.
The following audio tracks are presented as a preview of his CD, The Best of Dead Doctors Don't Lie. If you would like to have a copy of this entertaining and informative CD, go to FREE OFFER to receive your personal copy. We even pay the shipping. Click on the Track Title to listen.
Investigating Dr. J.D. Wallach's Claims
By G.N. Schrauzer 1
Dr. Joel Wallach is a veterinarian, naturopathic physician, author and a popular lecturer. He obtained his degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) in 1964 and a B.S. degree in agriculture in 1962 (Major animal husbandry) from the University of Missouri. From 1966 to 1967 he held a post doctoral fellowship in comparative medicine at the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, George Washington University, St. Louis. Thereafter he held positions at Iowa State University Diagnostic Laboratory, Ames, Iowa, and Natal Fish & Game Department, Natal Republic of South Africa and subsequently joined the St. Louis Zoological Gardens as a Wildlife Veterinarian and pathologist. This provided him with the unique opportunity to observe, diagnose and treat a great number of captive wild animals. In addition he performed autopsies on a large number of animals dying in zoos in St. Louis, Chicago, Los Angeles, Jacksonville and Memphis. Later, at Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center, Department of Pathology, Atlanta, Georgia, Wallach conducted comparative autoptic studies on primates as well as on humans. In 1979, he lost his position at Yerkes after he proposed, on the basis of observations on rhesus monkeys, that cystic fibrosis in humans was an acquired and treatable condition rather than congenital disorder. In 1980, Dr. Wallach joined the Faculty of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where he taught in the area of nutrition while pursuing an N.D. degree in 1982. After obtaining his N.D. degree and license in 1982, Wallach went into private practice in Cannon Beach, Oregon, specializing in the nutritional treatment of cystic fibrosis patients. To continue his research on cystic fibrosis in 1987, he traveled to China with his wife, Dr. Ma Lan, a Chinese physician, and conducted a study at Harbin Medical University. From 1990 to 1993, Wallach worked as a naturopathic physician for Hospital Santa Monica in Tijuana, thereafter he entered the multilevel marketing business and in 1997 founded his own company, Youngevity. Wallach played a major role in the development of the market of liquid vitamin — mineral supplements. He became nationally known through his widely distributed audiotape, "Dead Doctors Don't Lie," wherein, in essence, he proposes that humans can achieve their maximum biological life span through proper nutrition and an adequate supply of vitamins and minerals. To attain a long life, he advises people to take charge of their own health rather than rely on the advice of their physicians, who, in his view, make poor role models in terms of their own health and longevity. Wallach is a dynamic, humorous speaker who fearlessly attacks the weaknesses of our present health care system. This rendered him popular among his adherents, but also earned him the scorn of critics and the medical establishment, who periodically express their displeasure about his opinions and persona in magazine articles of the electronic media. The present account analyzes some of his statements and views which are most often cited in attempts to discredit him.
Mineral Depleted Food Crops — Fact or Illusion?In his audiotape "Dead Doctors Don't Lie," Wallach claims that depleted soils give rise to mineral deficiency diseases, which threaten the health of Americans. In support he cites U.S. Senate Document 264, of 1936, which states:
Erosion and unwise farming methods have led to mineral depleted soils resulting in mineral deficient plants, livestock and people. The alarming fact is that food now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contain enough of certain minerals are starving us — no matter of how much of them we eat. Laboratory tests prove that the fruit, vegetables, grains, eggs and even the milk and meats of today are not what they were a few generations ago. It is bad news to learn from our leading authorities that 99% of the American people are deficient in these minerals" [74th Congress, 2nd Session, 1036].One of Wallach's critics recently labeled U.S. Senate Document 264 a "baseless opinion piece" and also rejected the notion mineral deficiencies adversely affect the health and longevity of Americans.1 That anyone would say this today must astonish, since it has been known for quite some time that our agricultural soils in many areas lack certain minerals. One of the first elements found to be lacking in close to two thirds of the arable land was iodine, and these areas were known as the "Goiter Belt." Iodine deficiency not only severely affected the health of humans; in Montana alone, 1 million pigs died annually from iodine deficiency before iodized fodders were introduced. Later, areas deficient in cobalt, copper, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, boron, fluorine and selenium were identified.2, 3 Food crops from soils low in selenium not only causes animals to develop fatal selenium deficiency diseases, human health is also adversely affected, as evidenced by studies which revealed that human cancer mortalities are higher in low selenium regions. The need for additional selenium in our food chain thus became apparent; a recently concluded 10 year trial 4 showed that human cancer risk can be significantly reduced by supplemental selenium. The view thus can be defended that many Americans are dying prematurely of cancer because they are not getting enough of a needed essential mineral, selenium, with their food.
That not all may be right with our food crops was also concluded by the authors of the well documented, 735 page Kellogg Report 5 of 1989. This report, which addresses the impact of nutrition, environment and lifestyle on the health of Americans, warns that
Today's food production system systematically reduces nutrient content resulting in a low nutrient density food. As a consequence, large sectors of the U.S. population are becoming chronically deficient in nutrients, and millions are already afflicted with nutrition related illnesses, from anemia to cancer, or troubled with undiagnosed symptoms: fatigue, anxiety, headaches, nervousness, depression, eating or drinking disorders [The Kellogg Report, 1989]
Wallach thus is not the only to warn about the consequences of soil depletion and other aspects of intensive agriculture.
The Longevity of Physicians — Who is Right?Wallach claims that American medical doctors have an average lifespan of only 58.5 years and hence are poor role models of longevity. His critics argue that doctors actually have a greater life expectancy than the general population. 1 Wallach calculated the average age at death from the obituary listings in the Journal of the American Medical Association. For the years Wallach quotes this result is indeed obtained. Calculations with a larger database show that doctors live slightly longer than the general U.S. White population. For example, using mortality data based on records of the 1971 physician population of 344,823 and the deaths of 19,086 physicians during the five year period from 1969 — 1973, Goodman 6 calculated the remaining expectation of life of a male physician at age 45 years to 30.7 years, which is 3 years more than the general U.S. White population. For female physicians at age 45 years, it is 35.8 years of 2 years more than that of the general U.S. White population. With increasing age, this difference diminishes; at ages 80 years and older, the life expectancies of physicians are only about one half of a year longer. It should be noted, however, that these data apply for physicians of all disciplines and specialties. Of interest in this context is the life expectancy of General Practitioners (G.P.'s), because these would be the ones that would most likely be approached for counsel in regards to achieving longevity. According to Goodman 6 , G.P's have the shortest lifespan of all medical specialties. Their standard mortality rate below age 55 for the years 1969 — 1973 was 140.4%, at above 55 years, 111.4% above the average mortality of all physicians. For specialists, the standard mortality rates compared to all physicians were 89.1 and 80%, for ages below and above 55 years, respectively. This means that close to 60% more G.P's die below the age of 55 years than specialists, above 55 years of age, the difference amounts to 31%. From this it can be calculated that the average expectation of life of G.P.'s is about 5 years shorter than that of the US White population. The shorter lifespan of G.P.'s was attributed to the fact that they begin their careers at an earlier age and thus are subjected to the stress of practice for longer period than specializing physicians. That practicing (general) physicians have a short life span became apparent as soon as sufficiently reliable mortality data became available. For example, an article on the longevity of physicians appearing 7 in 1896 specifically mentions the short life span of the members of the profession and acknowledges long lived doctors as "comforting exceptions". Similarly, an Editorial published in JAMA in 1902 admits that practicing physicians have the shortest life span of all professions. 8 While stress undoubtedly is a major factor which shortens their lifespan, neglect of their own health and unhealthful habits also contribute. According to a survey published in 1984, no less than 59% of the physicians questioned considered themselves overweight, 73% felt they were not exercising enough, 24% admitted to frequent drinking and 15% were smokers. 9 The same report concludes that "there may be a far larger group of subclinically impaired physicians whose health habits may not only affect their own longevity but their practice of medicine as well," which in essence proved Wallach's point. There are, of course, physicians who reach long life spans by living healthily or by making appropriate lifestyle changes when necessary. A case in point is provided by Dr. Benjamin Spock, who died at the age of 94 years. According to newspaper reports, Spock at the age of 88 years was suffering from a serious respiratory ailment that clogged his lungs. He was put on antibiotics for 9 months, to no avail. On insistence of his second wife, Morgan, Spock abandoned conventional treatment in 1991, became a vegetarian and was put on a vegetarian diet. He lost 50 pounds in six weeks, his lungs cleared and he could stop taking the antibiotics.
Cultures with Long-Lived Populations — Do They Exist?Wallach mentions 5 cultures whose populations attain unusually long life spans. He is drawing his knowledge from published and credible sources. It thus must astonish when his critics argue that no such cultures exist. The best know of these cultures are the Hunzas of Kashmir, about whom numerous books have been written. There can be no doubt that many of them live at least to 100 years of age, although the actual ages claimed in individual cases may be somewhat uncertain. Physicians such as Sir Robert McCarrison established that the Hunzas remain remarkably free of disease during their long lives. This has been attributed to lifestyle, diet, agricultural practices and the mineral rich glacier milk used for irrigation and as drinking water. 10 The villagers of Vilacabamba in Ecuador, similarly are famous for their longevity and good health. According to extensive clinical studies, this population rarely develops arteriosclerosis, diabetes or solid tumors. Lymphocytic leukemia was the only malignant condition found and was observed only in some very old people toward the end of their lives.11 The health and long life spans of the Vilacabambans were attributed to an apparently optimal mineral composition of the soil, plants and water in the area.12
Other cultures with long life spans are the Russian Georgians, the Abkhazians, Azerbaijanis and Armenians, the peoples residing near Lake Titicaca and some tribes of Tibet. In his book "Rare Earths: Forbidden Cures," Wallach shows the copy of a May 1973 newspaper clipping showing the Azerbaijani Shjimos Mislimov at his 168th birthday. Mislimov, who died in September of the same year, 13 as he was at the time the oldest person living in the Soviet Union, a special postage stamp was issued to honor him.
Based on this evidence it would thus seem difficult to deny the existence of long lived cultures. Long life spans are also increasingly reached in the Western industrialized nations. In the early 1960's, centenarians were still quite rare; in Hungary (population: 10.3 million), 23 were found in 1961, in Austria (population 7.4 million), 17 (cf. "Geriatric," L. Heilmeyer et al. eds., Thieme Verl. Stuttgart, 1966, p. 228). In 1966, only 4000 People living in the U.S.A. were around one hundred years old. Today the number is estimated to be 40,000. The number is likely to increase during the next decades, and along with it more and more people will reach even longer life spans. According to Wallach, the biological life span of humans is about 120 — 140 years. However, the upper limit of the human life span is actually unknown. The example of Mislimov proves that one can life longer than that, and Wallach mentions the Chinese doctor Li, who allegedly died at the age of 256 years. While skeptics tend to be critical of claims of extreme longevity, the fact is that well documented longevity records are now broken with increasing frequency. Thus, during the next decades, we may expect a further increase of the number of "supracentenarians." This could be in part because, for the first time in human history, people will reach the age of over 100 years who were born after the discovery of vitamins. Don't let us forget that vitamin C is known only since 1910, and most other vitamins were discovered even later than that. In the developed countries, people are now growing up of whose parents were able to take advantage of the new nutritional and medical discoveries prior to their birth and during their entire life span.
Dr. Wallach's Cystic Fibrosis Research.Wallach's contributions to cystic fibrosis (CF) research and therapy were rejected in 1979, and even today his American critics declare his findings as invalid, even though other researchers are now discussing the disease in quite similar terms. At the very least, Wallach deserves recognition for being the first to observe pancreatic lesions typical of CF in 3 young rhesus monkeys in the obvious absence of a genetic defect. The monkeys were born in Yerkes Primate Research Center 14 by mother animals that had been given extra doses of vegetable oil to treat a skin condition during pregnancy.
Wallach proposed on the basis of these findings that CF is an environmentally induced disease and suggested the CF could be prevented and treated by selenium and other antioxidants. He conducted a survey of 120 families with one or more CF children and concluded that the history and patient profile was consistent with an acquired environmental disease caused by a perinatal deficiency of selenium, zinc and riboflavin, and CF can be exacerbated by diets which are also low in vitamin E and rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids.
His work triggered the interest of a group of physicians who were looking for ways to help their CF patients. A few years later these doctors were so impressed with Wallach's therapy that they awarded him the "Wooster Beach Gold Medal" in 1988 and nominated him for a Nobel Prize in 1991. This nomination did not follow the prescribed procedure and was not recognized by the Nobel Prize Committee. Critics now hold the mentioning of this nomination against him as any such nomination should be kept strictly confidential. While this is true., it is actually a very minor point which should not be used to detract from his contribution.
To demonstrate the CF like pancreatic lesions develop in populations residing in regions naturally low in selenium, Wallach and his wife, Ma Lan, M.D., a Chinese physician, traveled to China to conduct more research. In collaboration with researchers at Harbin Medical University, Wallach showed that hitherto ignored pancreatic lesions occurred in 35% of 1700 documented cases of Keshan disease (KSD), which is a cardiomyopathy occurring in low selenium regions of China. 15 In the meantime, other researchers have drawn attention to the aberrant oxygen free radical activity and the low selenium and antioxidant status in cystic fibrosis patients. 16 17 1819
Although perinatal selenium and antioxidant vitamin deficiency is still not accepted as a cause of CF, it is agreed that selenium deficiency my develop in CF children because of digestive malabsorption or after prolonged total parinateral nutrition. 20 21 22 A case of cardiomyopathy in a CF patient which was caused by selenium deficiency has also been described.23 The therapy of CF patients with selenium and antioxidant vitamins has since also been tested in a clinical trial. One German group 24 concluded: "In cystic fibrosis (CF) patients the antioxidative balance is chronically disturbed. Free radicals were generated by bronchial-pulmonal infection and additionally (there) exists a deficiency of antioxidative substances by enteral malabsorption especially (of) vitamin E and selenium. For CF patients therefore we recommend a sodium selenite substitution therapy, best in combination with vitamin E."
Amalgam Fillings and Multiple Sclerosis.Dr. Wallach mentions mercury from dental amalgam fillings as a cause of multiple sclerosis (MS). His critics argue that this is not proven, which is true, but authorities on MS would also agree that mercury is definitely on the list of suspect causative agents. The hypothesis that MS is caused by an allergic reaction to mercury from dental amalgam was first proposed in 1966 by Ernst Baasch. 25 This neurologist at University of Zurich became interested in the effects of mercury after he himself developed MS following the insertion of dental amalgam fillings. 26 In his subsequent study he noted the presence of amalgam fillings in 498 of 500 consecutively examined MS patients. As amalgam fillings are so common in the general population, he cautioned that this does not prove nor disprove a causal relationship. Baasch further found that 2 MS patients improved after they had their amalgam fillings removed. Another patient reportedly developed MS after she received her first amalgam fillings at 19 years of age; this patient, according to Baasch, could have been sensitized to mercury because she had been treated with mercury for congenital syphilis at 8 years of age. 27 Finally, this author also suggested that other toxic metals could be factors in the causation of MS. Studies of the mercury/amalgam status of 100 MS patients revealed that 11 of these patients had previously been treated with mercury ointments. The acute exacerbation of MS symptoms during removal (pulverization) of one old filling was reported by Ingalis. 28 Because of the apparent connection of mercury exposure with MS and other neurodegenerative diseases. 29
Cardiomyopathy — A Selenium Deficiency Disease?Wallach states that cardiomyopathy is caused by a selenium deficiency, his critics counter that cardiomyopathy is really an entire group of heart muscle diseases with several different causes. Wallach uses a pathologically more precise definition of cardiomyopathy, based on the detection of oxygen radical damage of the heart muscle. Oxygen radical damage of the myocardium can occur in many diseases. Since selenium prevents the generation of oxygen radicals, cardiomyopathy is caused by primary selenium deficiency in regions naturally low in selenium, as was first shown to be the case in the Keshan Disease regions of China. 30 Cardiomyopathies due to selenium deficiency were at first considered unlikely to develop in the Western industrialized nations until they were shown to occur in patients after prolonged total parenteral nutrition, in subjects with destructive lifestyles such as alcoholics, in patients suffering from intestinal malabsorption or from diseases resulting in decreased Se retention such as AIDS and in cancer patients treated with certain catatonic drugs. Selenium deficiency also plays a role in the causation of Coxsackie B-virus (CBV) induced cardiomyopathies, as nonpathogenic strains of CBV have been shown to become highly pathogenic under conditions of selenium deficiency. 31 Selenium deficiency thus is the major cause of cardiomyopathy. Classical textbooks of cardiology, even the newest excellent and up to date reference book on "Nutritional Influences on Illness" [2nd Edition 1993, Third Line Press, Tarzana, Calif., p. 189], clearly states that selenium deficiency is associated with the development of cardiomyopathy, while deficiencies of other agents, e.g. magnesium, L-carnitine, coenzyme Q only may be factors in the development of the condition.
Copper Deficiency — A Cause of Aneurysms, Graying Hair and Facial Wrinkles?Wallach is being criticized for stating that all aneurysms are caused by a copper deficiency, when he in fact only claims that aneurysms are most frequently caused by copper deficiency. That this is true is know from studies in many animal species (e.g. pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits, cattle, chicks, turkeys, etc.)
Copper is needed for elastin synthesis, specifically for the oxidative deamination of lysine. Diminished deamination of this amino acid causes less lysine to be converted to desmosine, the cross linking group of elastin. This results in fewer cross linkages in this protein, which, in return, results in less elasticity of the aorta. 32 Copper deficiency in humans was considered rare in humans but is now becoming a concern primarily in pregnancy. In a recent study with 20 pregnant women on self selected diets, positive balance was observed only if a copper supplement was consumed. 33
Copper deficiency need not be caused solely by low dietary copper intakes; copper deficiency may be induced by dietary components, notably fructose and ascorbic acid; some also consider excessive zinc as a possible risk factor. In all, rather than being criticized, Wallach should be given credit for drawing attention to the important role of copper deficiency in the pathogenesis of aneurysms.
The fact that copper influences the pigmentation of hair is well supported by observations with copper deficient animals. Experiments conducted in the early 1930's showed that the fur of black coated rats turned gray when they were placed on a copper deficient diet. Achromotrichia has been described in other species deficient in copper: rabbits, dogs and sheep. Copper is known to be required for the transformation of tyrosine to melanin. In copper deficiency, the physical nature of hair is also affected, it becomes brittle and crinkled because oxidative processes which give hair its normal elasticity require copper. 34 Other factors contribute to the graying of hair, a deficiency of pantothenic acid, for example. Clinical studies of the effects of copper supplementation on hair color in humans are lacking but Wallach does report one case in which gray hair regained pigmentation in a woman after supplementing with copper. Wince copper is required for elastin and collagen biosynthesis, changes of elastic connective tissues are expected to occur in copper deficiency. Since 75% of the typical diets in the United States furnish less than the current daily requirement of 2mg of copper per day, 35 chronic copper deficiency thus could indeed contribute to hair depigmentation and skin wrinkling, especially in women. In a recent study with 20 pregnant women on self selected diets, positive balance was observed only if a copper supplement was consumed. 36
Alzheimer's Disease — Does It Occur in Pigs and Can It Be Cured?Wallach was also criticized for suggesting that 50% of 70 year old Americans have Alzheimer's disease and also because he claims to have cured pigs with "Alzheimer's" disease, when pigs are not known to develop this disease. As to the first point, Dr. Wallach said "one out of two people who reach the age of 70 years gets the disease," he did not say "one out of two people who reach the age of 70 years has the disease"!
As to his claim of having cured Alzheimer's disease in pigs, he was referring to a condition which develops in pigs when fed a diet high in polyunsaturated fat and low in selenium and vitamin E. This condition pathologically resembles Alzheimer's disease and can be cured with vitamin E. Oxidative stress is increasingly recognized to play an important role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease, and many researchers now believe that Alzheimer's disease should be preventable by supplementing with appropriate antioxidants.
Malabsorption Disease: It Does Exist!While Wallach claims that many Americans suffer from 'malabsorption disease,' his critics argue that this is a nonexistent disease, like the long discredited idea of autointoxication. Here, again, one must side with Wallach, since malabsorption disease, a.k.a. malabsorption syndrome, celiac disease, sprue syndrome, nontropical sprue, idiopathic steatorrhea is a well characterized and relatively common disease. 37 38 In his book, "Let's Play Doctor," Wallach provides a correct description of celiac disease and its treatment in lay terms. Nowhere in his books or lectures does Wallach mention autointoxication, a condition which was widely diagnosed in the early 20th Century 39 but which is no longer recognized as a defined disease entity.
Male Pattern Baldness and Dietary Tin — Unproven Hypothesis?In his lectures, Wallach occasionally mentions that male patter baldness is caused by tin deficiency. The basis for this claim is that he observed significant hair regrowth on himself following tin supplementation. Male pattern hair loss was originally reported by Klaus Schwarz et. al. 40 to develop in tin deficient rats, and these findings were subsequently confirmed in a 1990 study by Yokoi et al 41 of Kyoto University. The claimed stimulation of hair growth by tin at high dilutions thus is not an unfounded idea although it is not clear whether the hair regrowth he observed in his self experiment was actually or solely due to the tin present in the plant derived mineral extract he was ingesting
Diabetes, Chromium and Vanadium.Wallach's claim that diabetes and hypoglycemia are due to vanadium and chromium deficiencies was stated to be unsupported by clinical research. There is, however, abundant published evidence indicating a role of chromium and vanadium ion the insulin system; see papers Ref. 42—44, and references cited therein. According to USDA's Richard Anderson, 42 suboptimal intakes of chromium by people consuming average diets may lead to signs and symptoms of chromium deficiency that include elevated blood glucose, insulin, cholesterol and triglyceride concentration and decreased insulin binding and receptor number. Extreme signs of Cr. Deficiency were observed in TPN patients and were corrected by Cr supplementation. Recent clinical trials with vanadium have also yielded positive effects on the glucose/insulin system. 43
Sodium Consumption and High Blood Pressure.Wallach's critics sometimes single out statements or opinions which he made or supposedly has made which appear to identify him as uninformed. One of such statements is that sodium consumption is unrelated to high blood pressure in humans. In a recently published review on the role of dietary salt in hypertension it is stated, 44 "Most people can eat as much NaCl as they like and nothing happens to blood pressure." That a few, especially those with kidney disease, do not excrete it as fast as it is taken in and respond with a rise of blood pressure, is rather generally known and also known to Dr. Wallach.
Low Back Pain and Osteoporosis.Wallach was accused of expressing the "absurd idea" that all low back pain is due to osteoporosis. However, Wallach only mentions osteoporosis as a contributing cause of low back pain. He is (correctly) linking calcium and copper deficiency with the initiation of osteoporosis which he then claims triggers disk degeneration and back pain. In his book "Let's Play Doctor," he writes: "Bachache is usually a muscle strain from overwork and/or a subluxation resulting from a fall, auto accident of improper lifting technique. On occasion, a serious case of constipation will cause a 'backache' from impacted stool or pressure from gas. Prevention includes proper lifting technique, strengthening exercises, proper nutrition including calcium (2000 mg) and magnesium (800 mg), high fiber diets and eight glasses of water per day."
Are Periodontal Disease and Bell's Palsy Caused by Calcium Deficiency?Wallach's critics may find fault with his claim that calcium deficiency may cause periodontal disease, but in "Nutritional Influences on Illness," by M.R. Werbach (Third Line Press, Tarzana, Calif.), 2nd Ed., 1993, p 672, periodontal disease is specifically associated with calcium deficiency. Calcium deficiency is a logical cause of periodontal disease since it promotes bone loss. As calcium deficiency is widespread in the general population, Wallach deserves credit for reminding us of the importance of calcium in this context. In his book, "Let's Play Doctor" he makes a good case for the treatment of periodontal disease with supplemental calcium, magnesium, zinc, etc. So far as Bell's Palsy is concerned, he correctly states in the same book that Bells Palsy is caused by an inflammation, swelling or squeezing of the facial nerve. He recommends a treatment which involves not only the administration of calcium, but also of magnesium, essential fatty acids, American ginseng, colloidal minerals and vitamin B12.
Concerning the So Called "Colloidal Minerals.""Colloidal minerals" comprise a group of liquid mineral supplements which are produced by leaching deposits of humic shales with water. These extracts are claimed to contain mineral in highly bioavailable forms and have other unusual properties, all of which ware disputed by the critics, primarily because colloidal substances, in general, are not absorbed. In this case the argument rests on the question of nomenclature. The extracts were originally thought to contain the minerals predominantly in colloidal forms. It is now know that they contain the minerals in ionic as well as in colloidal forms. Because the term "colloidal" may give rise to misunderstandings, the products are now referred to as "liquid" or "plant derived minerals." The first of these products has been marketed for more than 70 years and was claimed by the original promoters to have been used as a remedy by local native Americans, which is not as far fetched as it would seem since these had extensive knowledge of healing plants and minerals. It has been claimed that these products my be contaminated by radioactive elements or contain organic compounds that could be carcinogenic, estrogenic or stimulate the immune system, etc., but none of this is backed b evidence. As to the superior bioavailability of liquid minerals as compared to minerals in their elemental state, this claim is correct inasmuch as iron, which was widely used in the elemental form for supplementation has a very low bioavailability and liquid iron salts are know to be well absorbed. A more detailed discussion of liquid minerals may be found elsewhere. 46
Dr. Wallach's Publications.A partial list of Dr. Wallach's publications, reviews and books authored or coauthored during the period from 1965 to 1994 comprises 55 titles: 20 of his papers were published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA); 6 reviews appeared in professional books, the remainder in other professional veterinary journals. Wallach is also the coauthor (with W.J. Boever) of an authoritative treatise, "Diseases of Exotic Animals: Medical and Surgical Management" published by W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia in 1983.
Wallach's research papers reflect his wide range of interests and experience. His first paper appearing in 1965 describes goitrogenic hypothyroidism in feeder lambs; subsequent articles and reviews deal with common diseases and treatments for waterfowl, game birds, exotic birds, reptiles, fish ruminants, kangaroos, monkeys, elephants, nutritional problems of captive exotic animals, descriptions of a case of degenerative arthritis in a black rhinoceros, of visceral gout and nutritional problems in captive reptiles, angioedema in a gorilla, fibrous osteodystrophy and hypervitaminosis D in green iguanas, the immobilization of small and very large animals (rabbits, Guinea pigs, African elephants), steatites in captive crocodiles, the anaesthesia of reptiles, the hand rearing of a white rhinoceros, surgical techniques for caged birds, the foot care for captive elephants, erysipelas and cystic fibrosis.
Summary and Concluding Remarks.As a veterinarian and pathologist working in zoos, Dr. Joel D. Wallach had the unique opportunity to observe, diagnose, treat and autopsy a great variety of exotic animals. This led him to recognize the importance of nutrition and especially minerals in health and disease. His discovery, in 1979, of cystic fibrosis like pancreatic lesions in rhesus monkeys and their nutritional causes led him to propose an alternative etiological hypothesis of the disease in humans and make new treatment recommendations involving antioxidant vitamins and trace elements. Although his ideas were rejected at the time, they are now being rediscovered by others. After years of practice as a naturopathic physician, Wallach entered the multilevel marketing business and became nationally know as the author of "Dead Doctors Don't Lie." In this lecture, Wallach voices his opinions on numerous medical and scientific issues. Wallach's popularity and success has led some of his detractors to question his credentials and the veracity of some of his statements. The present account shows that Dr. Wallach's academic record is unassailable, and that his opinions and views are generally well substantiated. If he startles some of his critics this may be because developments in his area of expertise are not generally know or ignored by the largely drug oriented conventional medicine.
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COLLOIDAL FACTS AND FICTION by Dr Joel Wallach
A colloid is a particle substance that retains its identity and remains in liquid suspension. Colloids are very small in size and therefore easily absorbed by the cells of the body. Plants convert metallic minerals into this form.
Dr. Carey Reams, a well known biophysicist and biochemist, discovered that colloids can get so small they can go through glass. And that even within a colloid there can be a "solar system" of different minerals. They have a natural negative electrical charge.
Dr. Reams found that the human body requires 84 of the known 106 elements to maintain optimum health. Many more than is currently recognized.
In 1925, a historic discovery was made by a rancher in Central Utah. Through an unusual set of circumstances the mineral remains of an ancient rain forest, determined by the US. Dept. of Interior to be from the Cretaceous Period, approximately 60 million to 127 million years old, were encapsulated and preserved.
The material is humic shale, not bentonite, clay or dried up sea beds which is the most common source of so called Colloidal Minerals.
Only a small portion from various parts of the deposit are used to insure a balance of the over 65 various minerals and trace minerals that form the exclusive Majestic Earth product that meets Dr. Wallach's quality standards, the rest is sold to bulk processors and distributed under various no name labels.
Only the Majestic Earth products represents the true plant derived product. Time tested by 70 years of use. This is the product all others try to compare themselves with.
These rare colloidal plant minerals are extracted with pure, cool clear water to the desired concentration and then processed through a complex array of special filters to allow only the organic colloidal minerals in the final solution. There are no preservatives, flavorings. or synthetic substances added.
Dr. Wallach's Majestic Earth liquid minerals have a natural negative electrical charge, which is the signature of the true plant derived mineral. This has two very important benefits.
One, it greatly increases the transport and bioavailability of other nutrients gotten from foods and/or vitamins and other supplements.
And two, it will attract toxins and heavy metals from the body and flush them out. Clinical tests done here in the US. and in Germany have verified this.
The mineral product that Dr. Joel Wallach is referring to on his audio tape, "Dead Doctors Don't Lie", is a plant derived product which has been on the market for 70 years.
Dr. Wallach exclusively represents The Youngevity Family of Companies" and only endorses or recommends their plant derived liquid colloidal mineral products.
Minerals in their metallic form can be toxic to the human body. Dangerous levels of these metallic minerals can accumulate in the tissues and create serious health problems.
These are found in the 2000 year old sea bed deposits, and are loaded with chloride. Very toxic inorganic minerals are being sold to an unsuspecting public under the guise of colloidal. The key factor is true plant derivation.
Plant source minerals, produced for Dr Wallach and Youngevity are completely non-toxic, Plant Derived, and is proven by its 70 year history of positive results with the thousands of its customers, and verified by the following scientific test done in Germany.
Dr Joel Wallach Youngevity Vitamin and Minerals
Dr. Fritz-Albert Popp, a biophysicist and professor at the Kaiserlautern University in Germany, developed a very sophisticated and precise method of determining whether or not a substance is toxic or to what degree it is beneficial to live cells.
This method accurately measures the actual life energy output of these cells. The minerals not only tested completely non-toxic, but increased the cell's life energy output beyond what Dr. Popp had established as his optimum output benchmark.
He congratulated us on the excellence of the product. No other manufacturer of natural colloidal minerals has this test guaranteeing the safety and effectiveness of their product.
Senate Document 264
An article by Rex Beach
ENTITLED "Modern Miracle Men" - Relating To Proper Food Mineral Balances by Dr. Charles Northen
Reprinted From Cosmopolitan, June 1936
Presented by Mr. Fletcher June 1 1936 and Ordered to be Printed by the United States Government Printing Office Washington: 1936 During the 74th Congress, Second Session, Document No. 264
This is the Unabridged Version of this document.
Dr. Charles Northen, Who Builds Health From The Ground Up This quiet, unballyhooed pioneer and genius in the field of nutrition demonstrates that countless human ills stem from the fact that impoverished soil of America no longer provides plant foods with the mineral elements essential to human nourishment and health! To overcome this alarming condition, he doctors sick soils and, by seeming miracles, raises truly healthy and health-giving fruits and vegetables.
(By Rex Beach)
Do you know that most of us today are suffering from certain dangerous diet deficiencies which cannot be remedied until the depleted soils from which our foods come are brought into proper mineral balance?
The alarming fact is that foods -- fruit and vegetables and grains -- now being raised on millions of acres of land no longer contain enough of certain needed minerals, are starving us -- no matter how much of them we eat!
This talk about minerals is novel and quite startling. In fact, a realization of the importance of minerals in food is so new that the textbooks on nutritional dietetics contain very little about it. Nevertheless it is something that concerns all of us, and the further we delve into it the more startling it becomes.
You'd think, wouldn't you, that a carrot is a carrot--that one is about as good as another as far as nourishment is concerned? But it isn't; one carrot may look and taste like another and yet be lacking in the particular mineral element which our system requires and which carrots are supposed to contain. Laboratory tests prove that the fruits, the vegetables, the grains, the eggs and even the milk and the meats of today are not what they were a few generations ago. (Which doubtless explains why our forefathers [and foremothers] thrived on a selection of foods that would starve us!) No one of today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply their system with the mineral salts they require for perfect health, because their stomach isn't big enough to hold them! And we are running to big stomachs.
No longer does a balanced and fully nourishing diet consist merely of so many calories or certain vitamins or a fixed proportion of starches, proteins, and carbohydrates. We now know that it must contain, in addition, something like a score of mineral salts.
It is bad news to learn from our leading authorities that 99 percent of the American people are deficient in these minerals, and that a marked deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually results in disease. Any upset of the balance, any considerable lack of one or another element, however microscopic the body requirement may be, and we sicken, suffer, shorten our lives.
This discovery is one of the latest and most important contributions of science to the problem of human health.
So far as the records go, the first man in this field of research, the first to demonstrate that most human foods of our day are poor in minerals and that their proportions are not balanced, was Dr. Charles Northen an Alabama physician now living in Orlando, Florida. His discoveries and achievements are of enormous importance to mankind.
Following a wide experience in general practice, Dr. Northen specialized in stomach diseases and nutritional disorder. Later, he moved to New York and made extensive studies along this line, in conjunction with a famous French scientist from Sorbonne. In the course of that work he convinced himself that there was little authentic, definite information on the chemistry of foods, and that no dependence could be placed on existing data.
He asked himself how foods could be used intelligently in the treatment of disease, when they differed so widely in content. The answer seemed to be that they could not be used intelligently. In establishing the fact that serious deficiencies existed and in searching out the reasons therefor, he made an extensive study of the soil. It was he who first voiced the surprising assertion that we must make soil building the basis of food building in order to accomplish human building.
"Bear in mind," says Dr. Northen, "that minerals are vital to human metabolism and health--and that no plant or animal can appropriate to itself any mineral which is not present in the soil upon which it feeds.
"When I first made this statement I was ridiculed, for up to that time people had paid little attention to food deficiencies and even less to soil deficiencies. Men eminent in medicine denied there was any such thing as vegetables and fruits that did not contain sufficient minerals for human needs. Eminent agricultural authorities insisted that all soil contained all necessary minerals. They reasoned that plants take what they need, and that it is the function of the human body to appropriate what it requires. Failure to do so, they said, was a symptom of disorder.
"Some of our respected authorities even claimed that the so-called secondary minerals played no part whatever in human health. It is only recently that such men as Dr. McCollum of Johns Hopkins, Dr. Mendel of Yale, Dr. Sherman of Columbia, Dr. Lipman of Rutgers, and Drs. H.G. Knight and Oswald Schreiner of the United States Department of Agriculture have agreed that these minerals are essential to plant, animal, and human feeding.
"We know that vitamins are complex substances which are indispensable to nutrition, and that each of them is of importance for the normal function of some special structure in the body. Disorder and disease result from any vitamin deficiency.
"It is not commonly realized, however, that vitamins control the body's appropriation of minerals, and in the absence of minerals they have no function to perform. Lacking vitamins, the system can make some use of minerals, but lacking minerals, vitamins are useless.
"Neither does the layman realize that there may be a pronounced difference in both foods and soils--to them one vegetable, one glass of milk, or one egg is about the same as another. Dirt is dirt, too, and they assume that by adding a little fertilizer to it, a satisfactory vegetable or fruit can be grown.
"The truth is that our foods vary enormously in value, and some of them aren't worth eating, as food. For example, vegetation grown in one part of the country may assay 1,100 parts, per billion, of iodine, as against 20 in that grown elsewhere. Processed milk has run anywhere from 362 parts, per million, of iodine and 127 of iron, down to nothing.
"Some of or lands, even unhappily for us, we have been systematically robbing the poor soils and the good soils alike of the very substances most necessary to health, growth, long life, and resistance to disease. Up to the time I began experimenting, almost nothing had been done to make good the theft.
"The more I studied nutritional problems and the effects of mineral deficiencies upon disease, the more plainly I saw that here lay the most direct approach to better health, and the more important it became in my mind to find a method of restoring those missing minerals to our foods.
"The subject interested me so profoundly that I retired from active medical practice and for a good many years now I have devoted myself to it. It's a fascinating subject, for it goes to the heart of human betterment."
The results obtained by Dr. Northen are outstanding. By putting back into foods the stuff that foods are made of, he has proved himself to be a real miracle man of medicine, for he has opened up the shortest and most rational route to better health.
He showed first that it should be done, and then that it could be done. He doubled and redoubled the natural mineral content of fruits and vegetables. He improved the quality of milk by increasing the iron and the iodine in it. He caused hens to lay eggs richer in the vital elements.
By scientific soil feeding, he raised better seed potatoes in Maine, better grapes in California, Better oranges in Florida, and better field crops in other States. (By "better" is meant not only an improvement in food value but also an increase in quantity and quality.)
Before going further into the results he has obtained, let's see just what is involved in this matter of "mineral deficiencies", what it may mean to our health, and how it may effect the growth and development, both mental and physical, of our children.
We know that rats, guinea pigs, and other animals can be fed into a diseased condition and out again by controlling only the minerals in their food.
A 10-year test with rats proved that by withholding calcium they can be bred down to a third the size of those fed with an adequate amount of that mineral. Their intelligence, too, can be controlled by mineral feeding as readily as can their size, their bony structure, and their general health.
Place a number of these little animals inside a maze after starving some of them in a certain mineral element. The starved ones will be unable to find their way out, whereas the others will have little or no difficulty in getting out. Their dispositions can be altered by mineral feeding. They can be made quarrelsome and belligerent; they can even be turned into cannibals and be made to devour each other.
A cage full of normal rats will live in amity. Restrict their calcium, and they will become irritable and draw apart from one another. Then they will begin to fight. Restore their calcium balance and they will grow more friendly; in time they will begin to sleep in a pile as before.
Many backward children are "stupid" merely because they are deficient in magnesia. We punish them for OUR failure to feed them properly.
Certainly our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals we take into our systems than upon the calories or vitamins or upon the precise proportions of starch, protein, or carbohydrates we consume.
It is now agreed that at least 16 mineral elements are indispensable for normal nutrition, and several more are always found in small amounts in the body, although their precise physiological role has not been determined. Of the 11 indispensable salts, calcium, phosphorous, and iron are perhaps the most important.
Calcium is the dominant nerve controller; it powerfully affects the cell formation of all living things and regulates nerve action. It governs contractability of the muscles and the rhythmic beat of the heart. It also coordinates the other mineral elements and corrects disturbances made by them. It works only in sunlight. Vitamin D is its buddy.
Dr. Sherman of Columbia asserts that 50 percent of the American people are starving for calcium. A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association stated that out of 4,000 cases in New York Hospital, only 2 were not suffering from a lack of calcium.
What does such a deficiency mean? How would it affect your health or mine? So many morbid conditions and actual diseases may result that it is almost hopeless to catalog them. Included in the list are rickets, bony deformities, bad teeth, nervous disorders, reduced resistance to other diseases, fatigability, and behavior disturbances such as incorrigibility, assaultiveness, nonadaptability.
Here's one specific example: The soil around a certain Midwest city is poor in calcium. Three hundred children of this community were examined and nearly 90 percent and bad teeth, 69 percent showed affections of the nose and throat, swollen glands, enlarged or diseased tonsils. More than one-third had defective vision, round shoulders, bow legs, and anemia.
Calcium and phosphorous appear to pull in double harness. A child requires as much per day as two grown men, but studies indicate a common deficiency of both in our food. Researches on farm animals point to a deficiency of one or the other as the cause of serious losses to the farmers, and when the soil is poor in phosphorous these animals become bone-chewers. Dr. McCollum says that when there are enough phosphates in the blood there can be no dental decay.
Iron is an essential constituent of the oxygen-carrying pigment of the blood: iron starvation results in anemia, and yet iron cannot be assimilated unless some copper is contained in the diet. In Florida many cattle die from an obscure disease called "salt sickness." It has been found to arise from a lack of iron and copper in the soil and hence in the grass. A man may starve for want of these elements just as a beef "critter" starves.
If Iodine is not present in our foods the function of the thyroid gland is disturbed and goiter afflicts us. The human body requires only fourteen-thousandths of a milligram daily, yet we have a distinct "goiter belt" in the Great Lakes section, and in parts of the Northwest the soil is so poor in iodine that the disease is common.
So it goes, down through the list, each mineral element playing a definite role in nutrition. A characteristic set of symptoms, just as specific as any vitamin-deficiency disease, follows a deficiency in any one of them. It is alarming, therefore, to face the fact that we are starving for these precious, health-giving substances.
Very well, you say, if our foods are poor in the mineral salts they are supposed to contain, why not resort to dosing?
That is precisely what is being done, or attempted. However, those who should know assert that the human system cannot appropriate those elements to the best advantage in any but the food form. At best, only a part of them in the form of drugs can be utilized by the body, and certain dieticians go so far as to say it is a waste of effort to fool with them. Calcium, for instance, cannot be supplied in any form of medication with lasting effect.
But there is a more potent reason why the curing of diet deficiencies by drugging hasn't worked out so well. Consider those 16 indispensable elements and those others which presumably perform some obscure function as yet undetermined. Aside from calcium and phosphorous, they are needed only in infinitesimal quantities, and the activity of one may be dependent upon the presence of another. To determine the precise requirements of each individual case and to attempt to weigh it out on a druggist's scale would appear hopeless.
It is a problem and a serious one. But here is the hopeful side of the picture: Nature can and will solve it if she is encouraged to do so. The minerals in fruit and vegetables are colloidal; i.e. they are in a state of such extremely fine suspension that they can be assimilated by the human system: It is merely a question of giving back to nature the materials with which she works.
We must rebuild our soils: Put back the minerals we have taken out. That sounds difficult but it isn't. Neither is it expensive. Therein lies the short cut to better health and longer life.
When Dr. Northen first asserted that many foods were lacking in mineral content and that this deficiency was due solely to an absence of those elements in the soil, his findings were challenged and he was called a crank. But differences of opinion in the medical profession are not uncommon--it was only 60 years ago that the Medical Society of Boston passed a resolution condemning the use of bathtubs -- and he persisted in his assertions that inasmuch as foods did not contain what they were supposed to contain, no physician could with certainty prescribe a diet to overcome physical ills.
He showed that the textbooks are not dependable because many of the analyses in them were made many years ago, perhaps from products raised in virgin soils, whereas our soils have been constantly depleted. Soil analysis, he pointed out, reflect only the content of samples. One analysis may be entirely different from another made 10 miles away.
"And so what?" came the query.
Dr. Northen undertook to demonstrate that something could be done about it. By reestablishing a proper soil balance be actually grew crops that contained an ample amount of desired minerals.
This was incredible. It was contrary to the books and it upset everything connected with diet practice. The scoffers began to pay attention to him. Recently the Southern Medical Association, realizing the hopelessness of trying to remedy nutritional deficiencies without positive factors to work with, recommended a careful study to determine the real mineral content of foodstuffs and the variations due to soil depletion in different localities. These progressive medical men are awake to the importance of prevention.
Dr. Northen went even further and proved that crops grown in a properly mineralized soil were bigger and better; that seeds germinated quicker, grew more rapidly and made larger plants; that trees were healthier and put on more fruit of better quality.
By increasing the mineral content of citrus fruit he likewise improved its texture, its appearance and its flavor.
He experimented with a variety of growing things, and in every case the story was the same. By mineralizing the feed at poultry farms, he got more and better eggs; by balancing pasture soils, he produced richer milk. Persistently he hammered home to farmers, to doctors, and to the general public the thought that life depends upon the minerals.
His work led him into a careful study of the effects of climate, sunlight, ultraviolet and thermal rays upon plant, animal, and human hygiene. In consequence he moved to Florida. People familiar with his work consider him the most valuable man in the State. I met him by reason of the fact that I was harassed by certain soil problems on my Florida farm which had baffled the best chemists and fertilizer experts available.
He is an elderly, retiring man, with a warm smile and an engaging personality, He is a trifle shy until he opens up on his pet topic; then his diffidence disappears and he speaks with authority. His mind is a storehouse crammed with precise, scientific data about soil, and food chemistry, the complicated life processes of plants, animals, and human beings -- and the effect of malnutrition upon all three. He is perhaps as close to the secret of life as any man anywhere.
"Do you call yourself a soil or a food chemist?" I inquired.
"Neither. I'm an M.D. My work lies in the field of biochemistry and nutrition. I gave up medicine because this is a wider and more important work. Sick soils mean sick plants, sick animals, and sick people. Physical, mental, and moral fitness depends largely upon an ample supply and a proper proportion of the minerals in our foods. Nerve function, nerve stability, nerve-cell-building likewise depend thereon. I'm really a doctor of sick soils."
"Do you mean to imply that the vegetables I'm raising on my farm are sick?" I asked.
"Precisely! They're as weak and undernourished as anemic children. They're not much good as food. Look at the pests and the disease that plague them. Insecticides cost farmers nearly as much as fertilizers these days.
"A healthy plant, however, grown in soil properly balanced, can and will resist most insect pests. That very characteristic makes it a better food product. You have tuberculosis and pneumonia germ in your system but you're strong enough to throw them off. Similarly, a really healthy plant will pretty nearly take care of itself in the battle against insects and blights --and will also give the human system what it requires."
"Good heavens! Do you realize what that means to agriculture?"
"Perfectly. Enormous saving. Better crops. Lowered living costs to the rest of us. But I'm not so much interested in agriculture as in health."
"It sounds beautifully theoretical and utterly impractical to me," I told the doctor, whereupon he gave me some of his case records.
For instance, in an orange grove infested with scale, when he restored the mineral balance to part of the soil, the trees growing in that part became clean while the rest remained diseased. By the same means he had grown healthy rosebushes between rows that were riddled by insects.
He had grown tomato and cucumber plants, both healthy and diseased, where the vines intertwined. The bugs ate up the diseased and refused to touch the healthy plants! He showed me interesting analysis of citrus fruit, the chemistry and the food value of which accurately reflected the soil treatment the trees had received.
There is no space here to go fully into Dr. Northen's work but it is of such importance as to rank with that of Burbank, the plant wizard, and with that of our famous physiologists and nutritional experts.
"Healthy plants mean healthy people", said he. "We can't raise a strong race on a weak soil. Why don't you try mending the deficiencies on your farm and growing more minerals into your crops?"
I did try and I succeeded. I was planting a large acreage of celery and under Dr. Northen's direction I fed minerals into certain blocks of the land in varying amounts. When the plants from this soil were mature I had them analyzed, along with celery from other parts of the State. It was the most careful and comprehensive study of the kind ever made, and it included over 250 separate chemical determinations. I was amazed to learn that my celery had more than twice the mineral content of the best grown elsewhere. Furthermore, it kept much better, with and without refrigeration, proving that the cell structure was sounder.
In 1927, Mr. W. W. Kincaid, a "gentleman farmer" of Niagara Falls, heard an address by Dr. Northen and was so impressed that he began extensive experiments in the mineral feeding of plants and animals. The results he has accomplished are conspicuous. He set himself the task of increasing the iodine in the milk from his dairy herd. He has succeeded in adding both iodine and iron so liberally that one glass of his milk contains all of these minerals that an adult person requires for a day.
Is this significant? Listen to these incredible figures taken from a bulletin of the South Carolina Food Research Commission: "In many sections three out of five persons have goiter and a recent estimate states that 30 million people in the United States suffer from it."
Foods rich in iodine are of the greatest importance to these sufferers.
Mr Kincaid took a brown Swiss heifer calf which was dropped in the stockyards, and by raising her on mineralized pasturage and a properly balanced diet made her the third all-time champion of her breed! In one season she gave 21,924 pounds of milk. He raised her butterfat production from 410 pounds in 1 year to 1,037 pounds. Results like these are of incalculable importance.
Others besides Mr. Kincaid are following the trail Dr. Northen blazed. Similar experiments with milk have been made in Illinois and nearly every fertilizer company is beginning to urge use of the rare mineral elements. As an example I quote from statements of a subsidiary of one of the leading copper companies:
Many States show a marked reduction in the productive capacity of the soil * * * in many districts amounting to a 25 to 50 percent reduction in the last 50 years * * *. Some areas show a tenfold variation in calcium. Some show a sixtyfold variation in phosphorus * * *. Authorities * * * see soil depletion, barren livestock, increased human death rate due to heart disease, deformities, arthritis, increased dental caries, all due to lack of essential minerals in plant food.
"It is neither a complicated nor an expensive undertaking to restore our soils to balance and thereby work a real miracle in the control of disease," says Dr. Northen. "As a matter of fact, it's a money-making move for the farmer, and any competent soil chemist can tell them how to proceed.
"First determine by analysis the precise chemistry of any given soil, then correct the deficiencies by putting down enough of the missing elements to restore its balance. The same care should be used as in prescribing for a sick patient, for proportions are of vital importance.
"In my early experiments I found it extremely difficult to get the variety of minerals needed in the form in which I wanted to use them but advancement in chemistry, and especially our ever-increasing knowledge of colloidal chemistry, has solved that difficulty. It is now possible, by use of minerals in colloidal form, to prescribe a cheap and effective system of soil correction which meets this vital need and one which fits in admirably with nature's plans.
"Soils seriously deficient in minerals cannot produce plant life competent to maintain our needs, and with the continuous cropping and shipping away of those concentrates, the condition becomes worse.
"A famous nutrition authority recently said, 'One sure way to end the American people's susceptibility to infection is to supply through food a balanced ration of iron, copper, and other metals. An organism supplied with a diet adequate to, or preferably in excess of, all mineral requirements may so utilize these elements as to produce artificially by our present method of immunization. You can't make up the deficiency by using patent medicine.'
"He's absolutely right. Prevention of disease is easier, more practical, and more economical than cure, but not until foods are standardized on a basis of what they contain instead of what they look like can the dietician prescribe them with intelligence and with effect.
"There was a time when medical therapy had no standards because the therapeutic elements in drugs had not been definitely determined on a chemical basis. Pharmaceutical houses have changed all that. Food chemistry, on the other hand, has depended almost entirely upon governmental agencies for its research, and in our real knowledge of values we are about where medicine was a century ago.
"Disease preys most surely and most viciously on the undernourishment and unfit plants, animals, and human beings alike, and when the importance of these obscure mineral elements is fully realized the chemistry of life will have to be rewritten. No one knows their mental or bodily capacity, how well they can feel or how long they can live, for we are all cripples and weaklings. It is a disgrace to science. Happily, that chemistry is being rewritten and we are on our way to better health by returning to the soil the things we have stolen from it.
"The public can help; it can hasten the change. How? By demanding quality in its food. By insisting that our doctors and our health departments establish scientific standards of nutritional value.
"The growers will quickly respond. They can put back those minerals almost overnight, and by doing so they can actually make money through bigger and better crops.
"It is simpler to cure sick soils than sick people -- which shall we choose?"
Violent behavior linked to nutritional deficiencies
Deficiencies of vitamins A, D, K, B1, B3, B6, B12 and folate, and of minerals iodine, potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, chromium and manganese can all contribute to mental instability and violent behavior, according to a report published in the Spring 2013 issue of Wise Traditions, the journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation.
The Weston A. Price Foundation has pointed out the poor nutritional quality of school lunches and the flaws in the USDA dietary guidelines, which schools receiving federal funding are required to follow. At a press conference in January, 2010, the Foundation proposed guidelines that include eggs, organ meats and healthy animal fats. "Our brains need cholesterol to function properly," said Fallon Morell, "and our children need cholesterol-rich food for optimal mental and emotional development." Studies have shown that depressed individuals, offenders who show the most violent behavior, and the most violent suicides have low cholesterol levels.
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