Dr. Joel Wallach, famed author of Dead Doctors Don’t Lie and Rare Earths, Forbidden Cures is worth watching. I discovered him back in the late-80s from a audio tape recording of hm speaking on his passion, the topic “Dead Doctors” and the importance of trace minerals in our diets. Here Dr. Wallach talks about the affects of minerals on health, the development and prevention of disease and longevity.
Joel D. Wallach, BS, DVM, ND was the 2011 recipient of the Klaus Schwarz Award, recognizing the work of pioneers in the field of trace-element research.
Dr. Wallach, a biomedical research pioneer, spent decades in the field of Veterinary Medicine observing and researching the effects of individual nutrients on animal health before becoming a Naturopathic Physician in 1982. Today, Dr. Wallach is renowned for his groundbreaking research on the health benefits of selenium and other minerals. He now dedicates his time to lecturing throughout the world on the therapeutic benefits of vitamins and minerals and on advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on behalf of the dietary supplement industry.
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. As a result of this work, he became known as the “Mineral Doctor” and the “Father of Liquid Mineral Supplementation.”