Does Supplementation Really Work?
The Park City Interviews: Dr Peter Glidden Interviews Dr Joel Wallach
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.