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The Naturopathic Way
Despite a classical education in veterinary medicine, Wallach used innovative methods of research, comparative pathology, and nutritional intervention to diagnose and treat animal diseases. He was an iconoclast. He was not intimidated by human institutions, even very large ones like the medical establishment, universities, or government agencies. He views every proposition in science from the ground up. If it does not logically follow, he remains a skeptic until such time as he himself discovers the logical reason why.
With his naturopathic degree in hand, Wallach went into private medical practice in 1982 in Portland and Cannon Beach, Oregon, where he treated a wide range of ailments with nutritional interventions. Among the patients he treated were those with cystic fibrosis, where he put into practice his Yerkes discovery. Repeatedly he saw those with the condition improve (and eliminate disease and the “genetic markers” in the positive sweat test) when selenium deficient status and malabsorption were eliminated.
It was during this phase in his career that Dr. Wallach perfected much of the dosing and ingredient designs of what would later be his liquid line of dietary supplements for humans. He drew heavily from his veterinary experience, including comparative pathology.
His private practice flourished from 1982 to 1993. As it did he became increasingly convinced that the drug model for medical practice, so common since World War II, was based on an exaggerated premise, that all disease would one day be conquered by a synthetic drug. He found that view a pipe dream, quite wide of the mark because it offended basic biology and human physiology. He also found conventional medicine subject to corrupt influences from the drug industry and from peers who condemned innovation in medicine as a threat to their financial security. Those influences propped up and perpetuated the myth that sooner or later every disease would be eliminated based on the discovery of a patentable synthetic substance.
From 1990 to 1993, Dr. Wallach worked as a naturopathic physician for Hospital Santa Monica in Tijuana, Mexico. There, he continued to witness nutritional interventions effectively treat chronic disease.