The Wallach RevolutionThe Citizens Committee for Better Medicine is proud to present “The Wallach Revolution – (An Unauthorized Biography of a Medical Genius)”. The book is now available and chronicles the challenges, successes, and unique perspective of Dr. Joel D Wallach, a true pioneer in the field of science-based, clinically verified medical nutrition. (No portion of the content on this site may be exhibited, used or reproduced by any means without express written permission of the publisher.) Click HERE to get your copy of this brand new book!
Chapter 13 Page 4
Epigenetics Versus Genetics
Wallach believes the hype (concerning how gene manipulation will one day cure all disease and the notion that disease can somehow be traceable to gene defects and curable once those defects are eliminated) depends on an enormous and dangerous misunderstanding of the genome. He sees the budding seeds of racism in this. Once again scientists are presuming to declare certain traits desirable and hope to manipulate the gene pool to achieve the end of a people free of undesirable traits. He finds that scientifically naïve, because it ignores the more profound impact on life and health that comes from the environment, and politically dangerous because it threatens to give new life to one of the greatest threats to freedom and progress the world has ever known: Racism that is made the policy of government and industry under the guise of bettering nature by manipulating genes.
Rather than DNA serving as an interchangeable mold into which we are all poured, Wallach conceives of DNA as an inherently malleable surface through which different kinds of human expressions are possible, depending on one’s environment. In other words, DNA is not a God mold that confines man and must be hammered apart and rebuilt to effect a change in man’s fate. Instead, DNA is inextricably intertwined with the environment comprised within and without us to the extent that the environment interacts with us.
In this regard, Wallach draws from an intellectual mentor, Dr. Nessa Carey, whose 2012 book The Epigenetics Revolution greatly impressed him and helped guide his conception of epigenetics. Wallach complements the work of Carey, who well defines the limits of gene theory. Wallach adds his unique understanding derived from a wealth of animal and human autopsies and independent scientific research.
Beyond Carey, Wallach explains that genes are affected by the presence or absence of key nutrients. If those nutrients are present in the right amounts, the genes affected express themselves in ways that differ from how they express themselves otherwise. So, for example, an adequate selenium quotient in the mother guards against cystic fibrosis in the child. An adequate 90 essential nutrient quotient plus added selenium in the mother guards against sickle cell anemia in the child. That same intervention combined with a gluten free diet ameliorates symptoms of muscular dystrophy. Wallach’s mapping of the nutrient-disease associations covers a wide range of diseases said by conventional medicine to be inherited and largely impervious to treatment.
In the end, Wallach’s concept of nutritional influences on gene expression has behind it a wealth of scientific proof and clinical experience which the new science of genomic medical research lacks. His insights into the role of the genome and the environmental influences upon it has far more logical credence, and scientific weight, than the self-admittedly flawed concept that the genome, unique to each person, is somehow the source of replicable treatments with one treatment suitable for all. It should not surprise us at all that the human genome is as unique to each person as each person is outwardly unique to the world. No two of us is precisely alike, but all of us depend on the healthy absorption of the same universe of nutrients to maintain proper functions from the cell to every organ in the body.