Dr. Joel Wallach, a biomedical research pioneer who spent decades in the field of Veterinary Medicine and researched the effects of individual nutrients on animal health before becoming a Naturopathic Physician, will speak in Logan tonight.
He will appear at the Riverwoods in Logan at 7 p.m. as part of a free lecture series that takes him throughout the world speaking on the therapeutic benefits of vitamins and minerals. He also advises the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on behalf of the dietary supplement industry.
“We will talk about common degenerative diseases like obesity, high blood pressure, arthritis and alzheimers disease. We will look at why we get them, how we can reverse them, and why you can’t get the nutrition you need just from your foods. The final 30-to-40 minutes I will answer questions from the audience.”
He said his concern with the health of Americans is the degree to which doctors have gone to drugs instead of nutrition.
“It’s interesting that all veterbrates whether you are an alligator or crocodile or a turtle or a fish or a flamingo or a human being or a pig or a rat all need over 90 essential nutrients. That includes 60 minerals, 16 vitamins, 12 amino acids and three fatty acids and they can prevent or reverse as many as 900 different diseases. We have the capacity to make America a disease-free country by making sure we get rid of all the bad foods, fried stuff, processed meats and gluten, and then by taking the 90 essential nutrients.”
In 1977, Dr. Wallach discovered the world’s first known case of non-human cystic fibrosis in a selenium-deficient Rhesus monkey while he was a researcher at the Emory University Yerkes National Primate Center in Atlanta, Georgia. At the time, cystic fibrosis was believed to be the result of a human genetic disorder. Dr. Wallach’s monumental discovery set him on a 20-year path of research surrounding the health benefits of selenium and other trace minerals.