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Does Supplementation Really Work?

The Park City Interviews: Dr Peter Glidden Interviews Dr Joel Wallach

Part 3

Dr Wallach: And so, again, I use the same principles that we use in the veterinary industry to prevent and reverse these diseases… and it always works.

There’s only two reasons why proper supplementation will not prevent and reverse diseases. Number one is you’re under dosing. In veterinary medicine, we do everything by body weight. In human medicine they do everything by age. Well I know 12-year old kids who are 300 pounds. I know 90-year old people who are 70 pounds. And so, you can’t go by age. You gotta go by body weight. They may be doing all the correct stuff, but they’re under dosing.

And then, of course, the other reason is, they’re not absorbing. There’s many reasons why people don’t absorb. Minerals for instance, you could take all the iron supplements you want, but if you don’t have enough acid in your stomach you’re not going to able to absorb. Same with B-12. You can eat all the great, high-quality protein you want, but if you don’t have any acid in your stomach you’re not going to be able to break down proteins into amino acids.

Well let’s say you have all that. You have your digested food going down in your intestinal tracts and its coming out in the toilet just like it was when it left your stomach – your not absorbing. Well, what would cause that? A gluten intolerance.

Asthma is a secondary nutritional deficiency to gluten intolerance. It’s a very common disease. Eczema and dermatitis, things like rosacea on the face, psoriasis – these things are all caused as secondary nutritional deficiency diseases to gluten intolerance. You can’t absorb the nutrients that would prevent or reverse these.

Then, there’s Celiac disease, diverticulitis, appendicitis, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel syndrome, colitis, ulcer colitis and Crohn’s disease. Well doctors say these things are all immune diseases and want to cut your intestines out. But they’re all caused directly by gluten intolerance.

So, the disease of gluten intolerance has been around for 5,000 years. They were recorded by Egyptians on old papyri 5,000 years ago. But, modern medicine never related these diseases to a gluten intolerance. They just said they’re autoimmune or genetic. And that’s where they failed.

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What Makes Dr Wallach Different

The Park City Interviews: Dr Peter Glidden Interviews Dr Joel Wallach

Part 1

Dr. Glidden: I’m Dr. Peter Glidden. I’m a licensed naturopathic physician and have 25 years of clinical experience helping people to recover their health with science-based, clinically-verified alternatives to drugs and surgery and I’m here with a close, personal friend of mine, my mentor and my colleague – Dr. Joel Wallach. We’re going to be talking today about Dr. Wallach’s ground-breaking medical nutrition information and his very famous lecture Dead Doctors Don’t Lie and an autobiographical book of the same name.

Dr. Wallach: Thank you Dr. Glidden, I appreciate the introduction.

Dr. Glidden: So what makes your view of medicine different from anybody else’s?

Dr. Wallach: Just by way of introduction, for those that don’t know me, the thing that makes me different is that I have a degree in agriculture, I’m a veterinarian, a comparative pathologist and a naturopathic physician for 36 years. It’s a different thing to be a physician and I’ve learned this of course in veterinarian medicine growing up on the farm – a veterinarian would come out to the farm and say “look, your bull here has arthritis in both hips, it will cost you $160,000 for double hip replacement…” BAM! – you’d hear the shot go off as the farmer shoots the bull!

But, as the farmer would have the veterinarian tell him “look, your bull has arthritis, that’s why he can’t breed with cows. But, for a few pennies here I can regrow the cartilage and hips and he’ll be as good as new in 90 days.” And that bull has a new lease on life. Farmer’s happy, he saves his money and he’ll invite the veterinarian back. Now if we use the human system for health care on livestock, it would be so expensive that a dozen eggs would cost you $250 per pound and a hamburger would cost you $500 – just to pay for the health care. So, we invented a system in the livestock industry of prevention. This is how we deal with it – mostly. We can reverse diseases with nutrition, but it’s still a little more expensive than actually preventing disease. So, we work on a herd basis. So, we treat herds as opposed to treating individuals. And as a result, we’ve wiped out Type II diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, MD, heart disease of all kinds, liver disease, fibromyalgia, birth defects like cleft palate, things like cerebral palsy. Early births that require 2-3 months in the incubator… can you imagine the farmer having to put 30% of his calves every spring in an incubator for three months for be can put them in the feed lot? Uhh… hamburgers would cost right about $500.

And so we learned how to deal with all this and it always fascinated me as a kid why we did that for animals and why nobody did the same thing for people. I didn’t pursue it because I was so busy with my animal stuff with Marlin Perkins and saving the white rhino and the elephants in Africa and I was forced of course into treating humans when I was fired for discovered the first non-human cases of cystic fibrosis in rhesus monkeys. When you have that kind of information, I couldn’t bring myself to feel good about going and doing something else. When you have that information, you can save millions of kids… I had to pursue that and that’s how I (Dr Joel Wallach) got into human medicine.