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Treating People Like Pachyderms
Wallach has studied these difficulties and has endeavored to design diets and dietary supplements for animals and people in ways that maximize nutrient bioavailability. His approach is informed by the literature but also by a vast clinical experience.
Dr. Wallach also follows other cultures rather closely, attempting to identify what causes some people to live longer lives in healthier states than are common in the United States. He notes that Americans not only fail to eat the right kinds of foods but also fail to be adequately nourished even when they do consume large quantities of fruits and vegetables. He also points out that while Americans spend more per capita on health care than all nations on earth we rank low among industrialized nations on the longevity scale.
For Wallach, the goal is to ensure that all essential nutrients are consumed on a daily basis. He believes that by providing the body all of the nutritional elements it needs for optimum functioning, people become more resilient, less prone to disease, more alert, and less likely to suffer age related disease conditions until late in life, if at all.
For Dr. Wallach, it is an outrage of modern life and proof of the failings of conventional medicine whenever young people are diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure), type II diabetes (insulin resistance), coronary heart disease, or osteoarthritis (pain and immobility of the joints), because he views each of those conditions largely affected by dietary choices. Were Americans to ingest the right kinds of nutrition daily and supplement properly, they would be far less apt to suffer from any of those disease conditions and, once acquired, would be more apt to eliminate them without the toxic effect of drugs. That level and kind of nutrition cannot be obtained from food sources alone, and so he advocates supplementation. Getting Americans, indeed getting people the world over, to do what is in their own best nutritional interest is Dr. Wallach’s mission.
Nutritional influences on health and disease are increasingly appreciated by academics who study them, but conventional medicine still clings to the notion that, with rare exceptions, foods are not therapeutic. Wallach rejects that notion and does so based on a wealth of scientific literature. Since the 1960s, the nutrition science literature has become so prolific that there are often thousands of articles based on original research associating specific nutrients with therapeutic effects. Since childhood, Wallach reasoned that if only we could unlock the associations that exist between specific nutrients and physiological processes, we could come to discover how a full complement of nutrition could not only fend off disease but prolong life and the quality of life for much longer periods. He reasoned that if rations for animals could be perfected such that animals enjoyed maximum good health and survived far longer in captivity than in the wild, so too man could ingest an ideal complement of nutrients, avoid deleterious habits, and likewise extend life.