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Years of Autopsy, Research, and Scholarship
Wallach based his knowledge not only on academic research but also on experimentation in animals and humans. Time and again through the conduct of thousands of autopsies and through the treatment of those whose disease conditions vexed his colleagues, Wallach discovered evidence of mineral deficiencies and effective nutritional treatments. When he provided minerals to his patients, he found their recoveries hastened and were more complete (not simply a masking of symptoms but a cure of the underlying diseases).
This led him to publish in the peer reviewed literature and to perform more research. He discovered the mechanisms of action of the minerals in many cases, and he developed sound hypotheses for mechanisms of action in others. Wallach has over 70 peer-reviewed scientific publications in which he is author, a large number for a professional not in academia. Wallach’s views are well supported in science and in logic yet conflict in many respect with the orthodox medical view.
Science ordinarily evolves slowly. Because scientists must test hypotheses repeatedly and undergo critical review before a consensus emerges, science is too slow for the needs of those suffering illnesses now. For them, physicians possessed of medical knowledge, skill, and a willingness to try new approaches become critical.
Discovery and innovation threaten orthodoxies upon which science in academia depends. One would think that the academic environment would encourage novel theories and debate concerning them, but, as Dr. Wallach knows well, that is most often not the case. That is because science tends to move along incrementally without earth shaking discoveries. There is, in that slow movement, security for those who cling to orthodoxy and have built academic reputations upon it. Where revolutions in scientific thinking embraced in academia, few academic icons would exist unchallenged. Because it is natural for people, including scientists, to flee from states of uncertainty, one common method used in academic circles is to challenge extensively every new theory or proposition and to deem it unproven until virtually every member of the scientific community of repute has acknowledged it, or has died and given way to a new generation more willing to acknowledge it.