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Knocked Down, Wallach Stands Up
So it was that when they effectively shut the door to Joel Wallach’s academic career in veterinary pathology, they unwittingly opened a new one for him of far greater potential. They did so not because it fell into Wallach’s lap somehow, but because Wallach was that innovative genius who could not sit still, whose mission was greater than a job, academic approbation, or conventional wisdom.
Since childhood, Wallach had drawn parallels between animal and human health and disease. Throughout his veterinary training, as he performed more autopsies than any living pathologist (totaling 17,500 on 454 animal species and 4,700 on humans), he drew comparisons to human cadavers and to the human medical literature. He would now make the leap beyond veterinary medicine to human medicine but would do it, characteristically, in an unconventional way.
From his earliest days, Wallach had been drawn to the notion that humans were remiss because they did not view food as an aggregation of nutrients which had pharmacologic effects on their bodies. That view dominated the commercial perception of animal feed, however, as Wallach learned from studying feed labels as a child and from his experience at Ralston Purina.
That view also predominated in the thinking of one of Wallach’s early great influences, University of Missouri Professor William A. Albrecht. The logic of the position overwhelms the superficial view that vitamins and minerals simply create expensive urine. Protest as they might, opponents of the view that you are what you eat are repeatedly confronted with the reality that humans, like all other life forms, depend on a wide range of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and fatty acids to achieve their optimal biological potential. Deprive them of an essential nutrient and they falter, but supply them with above recommended daily intake levels of certain key nutrients and they thrive, not only living longer but living a better quality of life free of disease than could otherwise be achieved.