WALLACH QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
DR. WALLACH TALKS ABOUT THE BODY NEEDING 90 ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS. THAT
IS A LOT MORE THAN I HAVE EVER HEARD WE NEED. WHAT DOES HE MEAN BY THAT?
There are a thousand
tasks our body performs every hour, from pumping blood, to breathing,
to building and repairing tissue, to maintaining the immune system. Each
job involves the execution of a specific set of chemical events. Yet if
we are to perform optimally, if every chemical reaction and transfer which
needs to occur, is to occur, we must provide our body with the raw material
required. One can't expect to bake a decent cake without eggs or flour
or milk or sugar. Similarly, one can not expect the body to do the job
it was designed to do without providing it with a full shelf of ingredients
to work with. We need all the essential vitamins (16), the essential amino
acids (12), all of the fatty acids (3) and the minerals, trace elements
and rare earths proven to be essential to human health (60).
I GET ALL OF THE NUTRIENTS I NEED IN MY DIET?
Plants can make carbohydrates,
enzymes, vitamins, amino acids, fiber, fatty acids etc. yet they can not
make minerals. Minerals exist in the soil and must come to us from the
soil. A plant draws minerals up through its root system and delivers it
to us in a colloidal, organically bound form.
in part by the way in which agriculture has been practiced the past hundred
years or so, the mineral content of our range and crop soils is at an
all time low. Farmers can grow millions of bushels of corn by applying
the fertilizer, NPK (nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus) to their fields.
However, after five to seven years of harvesting crop after crop from
the same field most of the minerals, especially the trace minerals and
rare earths, are virtually strip mined' from the soil.' Alarmingly
low mineral content in soils worldwide was documented most recently at
the 1993 "Eco" conference in Rio. Also, our own Senate
issued Senate Document 264 on the same subject
some years ago and more recently (Peter Jennings April 7, 1998 World News
Tonight report) the National Institute of Medicine has put its weight
behind the assertion. The poverty of our soils translates into a
lack of minerals in our diets and also may well diminish the plants own
ability to manufacture other nutrients we need like vitamins, fatty acids
and amino acids.
Besides poor soils
other factors contribute to malnourishment. More and more of our foods
are now highly processed or manipulated to achieve a certain look or taste
or convenience of preparation. Frozen orange juice, for example, has been
shown by consumer magazines to be a pathetic substitute for fresh squeezed.
Also, due to our fast paced lifestyle, we tend to neglect eating fresh
fruits and vegetables, the very foods richest in precious vitamins and
Because it is next
to impossible for us to get all 90 essential nutrients from our diet,
it is imperative that we turn to other sources. I
DR. WALLACH TALKS ABOUT COLLOIDAL MINERALS*. WHAT DOES HE MEAN BY THAT?
Minerals in a raw,
inorganic form found in rocks and clay and soil are termed metallic'
minerals. Metallic minerals have next to zero nutritional value. If ingested
we can absorb only about 5 to 10% of what is there.
In the 1970's a method
of increasing the absorption of metallic minerals was devised. It is called
chelation.' Chelation involves wrapping an enzyme or an amino acid
around a metallic mineral. We get about 40% absorption from chelated mineral
The best way for
us to get the minerals we need is not by grazing on clay or taking in
handfuls of chelated mineral tablets, it is by supplementing with full
spectrum, liquid, organic, colloidal minerals. Organic colloidal minerals
are minerals directly from plants grown in mineral rich soils. They are
The minerals we get
from food are organic colloidal minerals. The term colloidal' refers
to the particle size. Colloids are extremely small particles. Some colloidal
minerals are 700 times smaller than a red blood cell! The smaller the
particle, the higher the surface to mass ratio. The more surface there
is, proportionally, the greater the ease of absorption into the body (more
surface to rub up against the villa in the small intestines, for example).
When minerals are
drawn up into the plant through its root system, the bio-electrical charge
of the element is altered from positive to negative. This is important
because the linings of our small intestines are positively charged. A
magnetic gradient is established which effectively pulls in the needed
nutrient. This, too, accounts for the high absorbability of liquid
organic colloidal minerals.
IS IT IMPORTANT THAT THE COLLOIDAL MINERALS BE ORGANIC?
minerals are directly from plants. They come to us in tiny quantities,
in trace' amounts and in a from the body can recognize and use.
True organic colloidal minerals are negatively charged. Negatively charged
particles do not collect as readily in fat or liver tissue as do positively
charged or metallic minerals. When we get our minerals from plants, therefore,
there is little danger of toxicity.
on the other hand, are positively charged and can accumulate in soft body
tissue. Metallic minerals are only 5 to 10% absorbable.
HAVE HEARD THAT THE COLLOIDAL MINERAL PRODUCTS DR. WALLACH RECOMMENDS
CONTAIN POTENTIALLY HARMFUL MINERALS SUCH AS ARSENIC, LEAD, ALUMINUM AND
CADMIUM. IS THIS TRUE? IF SO, SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?
The minerals Dr.
Wallach recommends are a full spectrum' organic colloidal mineral supplement. The term
full spectrum' refers to the fact that the minerals come
directly from plants grown in soil containing a full or complete range
of elements: from Aluminum and Antimony to Yttrium and Zirconium.
There are elements
in the liquid minerals one would not dream of ingesting in a granular
or metallic form. Lead, for example, cadmium, mercury, arsenic. In an
organically bound form, however, in trace amounts, many of these same
elements play an important role in the body's bio-chemistry. Arsenic,
for example, helps facilitate neonatal growth and plays a part in metabolizing
selenium, an element proven to be crucial
to the health of the heart muscle. In a metallic form, on the other hand,
arsenic can be deadly. In fact, it is 65 times more toxic than organically
Many people worry
about ingesting too much aluminum. It is associated with Alzheimer's Disease,
after all. Yet what many do not realize is that fully 12% of the earth's
crust consists of aluminum bound typically to either oxygen or silica.
One can not buy a fruit, grain, nut, vegetable, etc. at any market that
does not contain trace amounts of organically bound aluminum.
fact is that due to the electro magnetic charge of organically bound minerals
they cannot be stored in the body for longer than about 6 to 8 hours,
thus they never create any sort of toxic overload. Minerals that come
from inorganic sources such as rocks, clays and sea water can accumulate
in the soft tissue of the body. Some plant- sourced minerals have been
found to actually remove their heavy metal counterparts. For example,
going back to aluminum, aluminum is very effective in not only cleansing
the body at the cellular level but also in assisting it to remove any
metallic aluminum that might be present.
I HAVE RECEIVED A DEAD DOCTORS DON'T LIE TAPE IN THE MAIL (OR FROM A FRIEND).
I GOT THE IMPRESSION HE ENDORSED ANOTHER COLLOIDAL MINERAL PRODUCT FROM
HIS TAPE. IS THIS TRUE?
Doctors Don't Lie tape is a recording of Dr. Wallach's standard lecture
in which he argues for the use of full spectrum colloidal mineral supplementation.
At the end of the lecture, during the last 3 to 4 minutes he encourages
listeners to buy and use Soaring Eagle's Mineral Toddy.
Dr. Wallach's message
is both powerful and persuasive. Companies wanting to cash in on the demand
the tape generates have used it to sell their own products. Of course,
to do so they have had to erase the last 3 to 4 minutes.
The original Dead
Doctors Don't Lie tape was never copyrighted, although, obviously, the
material on the tape is Dr. Wallach's own intellectual property. Dr. Wallach
threatened legal action against companies guilty of pirating his material
and distributing edited versions of the tape. He could not stop distribution
but he did extract an agreement from many of the companies whereby each
compensates him at the rate of 25 cents per tape and does not distribute
the tape with the mention of their product any where near the sound of
his voice. Nowhere on any of the abridged tapes is there mention of any
specific colloidal mineral product. Other than Mineral Toddy and now his
very own colloidal mineral product, Dr. Wallach has never publicly endorsed any other
colloidal mineral product. Obviously, great pains have been taken by various
companies to make it appear that he does but he does not.
DON'T HAVE ARTHRITIS. WHY WOULD I WANT TO TAKE THE FORMULA DR.
WALLACH MENTIONS ON HIS TAPE?
The Formula Dr.
Wallach mentions on his tape is not only useful to people suffering from nearly any type of muscular
- skeletal problem (osteoporosis, fibromyalgia), according to Dr.
it is also an excellent vehicle for obtaining 87 of the 90 nutrients essential
to human health at a saturation level. Due to the poor quality of our
range and crop soils many of us are at risk for chronic degenerative diseases of every description,
including arthritis. It is estimated that up to 70 million Americans currently
suffer from arthritis and the figure is expected to grow as the baby boomer
population ages. Therefore, doing the nutritional formula Dr. Wallach
mentions on his tape is an excellent
way not only to gird the body against nearly every degenerative disease
it is also a way to prevent one of the most widely spread afflictions,
IF I AM ABLE TO OBTAIN 87 OUT OF THE 90 ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS, WHICH 3 ARE
MISSING AND HOW CAN I GET THEM?
The three essential
nutrients missing from the nutritional formula Dr. Wallach mentions on
his tape are the essential fatty acids. These play an important
role and should be part of one's daily diet. Essential
fatty acids are present in certain legumes, nuts and especially in fish.
If you prefer to get your EFA's from supplements there are some
excellent products currently available.
IT BE ACCURATE TO ASSUME THAT THE DR. WALLACH'S SUPPLEMENTS CAN BE TAKEN
TO CURE MY HEALTH CHALLENGES?
Dr. Wallach's approach
to health and longevity is simple: avoid the land mines (sugar, alcohol,
smoking, etc.) And give the body the tools it needs to do the job it is
designed to do. Do this and the body will respond accordingly. Dr. Wallach's
supplements provide a marvelous nutritional foundation upon which optimum
sustainable health can be achieved. These supplements are not drugs. They
are not medicine. They are just good nutrition. Will they give us the
best fighting chance we can have against degeneration and disease? Yes.
Are they intended to cure' disease. No. Only the body, itself, ultimately,
with its own instinct for survival, with its own innate intelligence can
ever cure disease. How good of a job our body does, of course, depends
on the sort of nutritional tools we provide it with.
ARE DR. WALLACH THEORIES WITH REGARD TO DIABETES, HYPERTENSION, GINGIVITIS,
No matter what sort
of health challenge a person may have, Dr. Wallach's recommendation is
always the same: "Start by saturating with all 90 essential nutrients.
Take one fluid ounce of liquid colloidal minerals, one fluid ounce of a
liquid mega mineral / mega vitamin supplement and 5 grams of a quality EFA
supplement twice daily for 90 days." This establishes the nutritional
foundation' missing in most of the population chances are within the 90
days the body will swing back into balance and begin moving toward health.
If, however, this does not happen, the next step is to consult Dr. Wallach's
book Let's Play Doctor to see what other naturopathic
strategies can be employed. What follows is are excepts from Let's Play
Doctor addressing the chronic degenerative diseases listed above. To order
Let's Play Doctor for $17.95 (includes shipping and handling and an audio
tape) please click here: Let's Play Doctor.
the number one shame of the "orthodox" doctors in the 20th century.
Diabetes is easy to prevent, easy to cure and treat so you can avoid all
of the terrible side effects (i.e., blindness, hypertension, amputations,
early death, etc). Since 1958, it has been known that supplemental chromium
will prevent and treat diabetes as well as hypoglycemia--just ask any
health food store owner or N.D.!! The facts associated with chromium and
diabetes were published in the Federation Proceeding by Walter Mertz (the
director of the U.S.D.A. field services). Here is the ultimate case of
a whole specialty of medicine being wiped out by universal chromium supplementation
but kept secret and away from the public for economic reasons!!! Additionally
the University of Vancouver, BC, Canada stated that 'Vanadium will replace
insulin for adult onset diabetics'!!"
(high blood pressure): represents an elevation of the blood pressure above
140/90 mm Hg (the upper limits of normal)...High blood pressure is complex
and may be caused by many diseases ranging from simple nervousness in
the examining room, arteriosclerosis, kidney disease and a variety of
endocrine gland disorders and food allergies. ..CALCIUM DEFICIENT DIETS
ARE KNOWN TO BE A MAJOR CAUSE OF HYPERTENSION...Treatment of hypertension
includes calcium (particularly useful is the plant derived colloidal minerals
which are 98% absorbable)...."
(periodontal disease, receding gums): is the shame of the dental profession.
Gingivitis is totally preventable with proper nutrition and can very frequently
be cured with nutrition. It is the contention of the "orthodox"
dental profession that food caught between the teeth and between the gums
and tooth is the root cause of gingivitis and they have duly raised the
stock worth of the dental floss companies. In reality, the reason the
gums recede and food gets packed into the gingival space between the gums
and tooth is that the "alveolar" bone supporting the tooth root
has dissolved from a calcium deficiency and/or a phosphorus excess i.e.,
too much meat, too much phosphate containing soft drinks, etc. The alveolar
bone is very thin and fragile so minute losses in bone density are reflected
more severely there than in, say, the femur (thigh bone). The truth would
get rid of an entire specialty of dentists so it is kept in the dental
research literature. Think about it: Dogs and cats don't floss and they
don't get periodontal disease or receding gums unless we feed them table
scraps--again the veterinary profession is treating their patients better
than their human counterparts!!"
dystrophy of heart): is recognized by the World Health Organization as
a selenium deficiency. This is the type of heart disease that makes individuals
a candidate for heart transplant in the eyes of "orthodox" physicians.
It is typical that $1 per month in selenium supplement will prevent this
disease and the "need" for a $250 thousand dollar procedure
that carries a 20% mortality rate...It is interesting that veterinarians
have eliminated this disease in animals with selenium injections and oral
supplementation of diets (again an example where it just might be better
to go to your vet!!!).
*Whenever the term "colloidal minerals" is used in association with Dr. Joel Wallach or his famous audio tape Dead Doctors Don't Lie, it is important to note that Dr. Joel Wallach is referring to organic colloidal minerals. Organic colloidal minerals are minerals that have been processed through a plant, a fact which greatly increases the rate at which the human body can absorb these minerals. Dr. Joel Wallach is NOT referring to colloidal minerals mined from inorganic sources such as seabeds or clays. Many of Americas largest colloidal minerals companies sell inorganic colloidal minerals. The statements and / or products found on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products mentioned or appearing on this website are not intended to diagnose,
treat, or prevent any disease or disease condition.
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