The Wallach Revolution
The Citizens Committee for Better Medicine is proud to present “The Wallach Revolution – (An Unauthorized Biography of a Medical Genius)”. The book is now available and chronicles the challenges, successes, and unique perspective of Dr. Joel D Wallach, a true pioneer in the field of science-based, clinically verified medical nutrition. (No portion of the content on this site may be exhibited, used or reproduced by any means without express written permission of the publisher.) Click HERE to get your copy of this brand new book!Chapter 7 Page 4
Knocked Down, Wallach Stands Up
From farm feed to Ralston Purina’s nutritional program for animals to the extensive evidence of nutritional deficiencies in his animal and human autopsies, the consistent pattern and direction of Wallach’s thinking from the late 1950’s forward led him to believe that he could add years to human life free of disease by bringing about a revolution in human thinking concerning the importance of nutrition (not simply as something consumed for taste but as something intentionally consumed to nourish, enhance the effectiveness and strength, and protect the integrity of every cell in the human body).
The national media uproar over Wallach’s dismissal from Yerkes attracted Dr. John Troxel, a fellow graduate from the University of Missouri, School of Veterinary Medicine. Troxel offered to pay for media campaigns for Wallach to counter those of Yerkes and Emory University. Wallach, told Dr. Troxel that he would never be able to pay back the $20,000 that the campaign would cost and Dr. Troxel came back with, “Doc, I believe you one hundred percent and the CF Families need to hear the information!” The results of the media campaign yielded just what Dr. Wallach needed – access to the medical community.
He would come to find out in the 1980’s that there was an entire community of scholars, researchers, and for profit enterprises dedicated to bringing about the very nutrition revolution that he had envisioned in the 1950’s and 1960’s. In 1978 he discovered that community at a convention of the National Health Federation. Clinton Miller, a health advocate and lobbyist contacted Wallach and asked to tell the cystic fibrosis story to thousands of people. Inspired by a group of naturopathic physicians he met there to teach nutrition at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, he went on to acquire a degree in naturopathic medicine in just two years from that same institution. He did so by doubling up on his courses and getting transfer credits for all of his graduate studies from the University of Missouri, Iowa State University and Washington University. He worked in the college’s clinic to satisfy his internship requirements, as well, and excelled in patient practice. At last, what he had learned from animals, he now could apply in humans.
Upon graduation, he then set out to prove in medical practice that humans could maintain excellent health and conquer disease, living longer and in a better condition, if they supplemented their diets with complete nutrition in ways that would ensure no overt or subclinical deficiency in any key nutrients, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, or fatty acids.