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Years of Autopsy, Research, and Scholarship
Science often plods along behind great discoverers whose life’s work usually propels science forward only after their deaths and after scientists who cling to the conventional wisdom have exhausted themselves in defense or have died. Although Galileo discovered that the earth orbited the sun, the scholars of the time rejected the notion, condemned him for suggesting it, and insisted for decades thereafter that the earth was the center of the universe. In like manner, many in conventional medicine and science insist that minerals are largely worthless, although over time their numbers continue to dwindle as more and more research proves Wallach to be correct!
The notion that minerals are worthless challenges our basic sensibilities. We know that minerals variously exist in the soils. Wallach teaches that they occur in veins through the top layers of the earth, much like chocolate in chocolate ripple ice cream. Some locations have greater quantitative amounts of minerals than others. Consequently plants that absorb minerals have varying quantitative amounts of minerals in them depending on their location. Decades of modern agricultural exploitation of the soils, along with the advent of electricity, has depleted much of the land in the industrialized world of key nutrients, a concept Wallach developed while in undergraduate school and one borne out by his subsequent world-wide research.
It stands to reason, then, that if our generation depends on plant food sources that are less replete with minerals than prior generations, we necessarily are experiencing deficiencies not known to our forebears. Moreover, we know that all manner of minerals are present in the human body and perform roles requisite to normal cell metabolism, growth, digestion, respiration, and elimination of wastes. We also know that the sources of minerals in our bodies upon which we depend come only from what we ingest. It therefore offends common sense for some to insist dogmatically that supplemental minerals are irrelevant.
Wallach points out how selenium, a mineral, was viewed for years as an inherently toxic substance that ought not be ingested. That notion, dangerous because selenium is an essential mineral, has now been thoroughly debunked in science, as research has finally proven what Wallach understood more than a half century ago, that selenium in the right dose levels is safe and plays a key role in supporting the healthy functioning of our immune systems and reducing the risk of disease conditions such as certain kinds of cancer, “auto-immune” disorders, such as fibromyalgia, lupus, cardiomyopathy, heart disease, muscular dystrophy, SIDS and cystic fibrosis.