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Knocked Down, Wallach Stands Up
The academic, medical, and regulatory establishments had endeavored for decades to draw a clear line of demarcation between drugs and foods, emphasizing that drugs were to treat disease while foods were consumed for their taste, aroma, or general nutritive value but not as therapies. Since boyhood Wallach knew better.
In his experience on the farm, at the zoos, in the wilds of Africa, and in examining thousands of cadavers to determine the causes of animal deaths, Wallach had come to a different understanding of nature. Everything ingested, whether food or drug, had effects on the functioning of cells, tissues, organ systems, life itself. The conventional demarcation was one Wallach knew to be a lie, an artificial construct that misleads. At a young age, he understood the genius of animal feed preparation lay in choosing the right kind and quantity of nutrients to maximize the animal’s favorable characteristics, freedom from disease, and longevity. How, he thought, can we be so intelligent as to unlock this secret for animals yet be blind about it when it comes to humans? It had been since his teen years a source of vexation for Wallach that farmers would meticulously ensure that their animals received the right nutrients but when it came to their own sustenance, they consumed foods that met their caloric needs but did not give them ideal amounts of minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and fatty acids on a daily basis.
Wallach looked at humanity and realized, long before nutrition science became a popular discipline, that he was surrounded by people who were starving themselves, despite their abundance of food. He understood that they were starving because they were not ingesting all of the minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and fatty acids they needed on a daily basis to optimize their health, ensure the greatest longevity free of disease, and the highest quality of life. They were also starving themselves because the advent of electricity had eliminated the traditional source of mineral nutrients, wood ash and flood silt, and fertilizer contained only a small fraction of those nutrients. He knew that a tomato grown in 1960 was far less nutrient dense and rich than a tomato grown in 1920, yet no one seemed to care as long as the tomato retained a red appearance and a full and unblemished exterior.