What Dr. Joel Wallach has to say about the following issue: 

Note:  The typist did not know medical terms, so some words may be misspelled.  Our apologies.
Back problems BACK problems(2) Low Back pain:
Low Back pain(2): Baldness: BIPOLAR
BIRTH DEFECTS Blood Pressure: Blood Sugar:
BONE SPURS(1) Bone spurs(2) Breast Cancer:

Back problems/Cartilage/Disc problems:

Q: My doctor said that my cartilage, I’m a construction worker, he said that my cartilage damage is permanent.  Is there anything that can be done? A:First of all, how old are you?  28 years old.  And what do you normally take for fluid replacement when you’re working out in construction?  What do you drink during the day?  Water.  You don’t drink any soft drinks?  Yes I do.  Okay, because normally construction workers drink a couple of litres of Pepsi a day, right?  Yeah, I could probably put down a litre. And the reason why I ask that, is because caffeine from soft drinks, the phosphates in soft drinks, the sugar in soft drinks, the caffeine in iced tea, hot tea, coffee, will, in fact, interfere with the retention of minerals in your bones.  And did you take any minerals or vitamins while you were working in constructions?  I just recently started taking the products.  While you were in construction, prior to the back problems.  A lot of construction workers will tell me, “well, Doc, if it ain’t in the Pepsi, I don’t get it”.  Right?  And so you’re a perfect candidate for the Pig Arthritis formula, plus the EFA.  You need all 90 nutrients, and give up the bad things.  Give up the soft drinks and the iced tea, and the lemonades, give up the fried foods and the margarines, and I can just tell you, with your age, you can honestly expect to see really recognizable results in a very short time, 60 to 90 days.  And it doesn’t matter what the doctor said, if you do the right things, get rid of the bad things, take all 90 essential nutrients, making sure you get that collagen and glucosamine and the chondroitin sulfate, you will repair your vertebrae, you will repair the cartilage, you will repair the disc.
(A Healthier and Longer Life)


Well, my favorite disease is Arthritis.  The reason why I love Arthritis is that it’s easy to fix.  And when you can fix something as horrible and debilitating and painful and expensive and as miserable as Arthritis, you get kind of excited about this concept of preventing and curing disease with nutrition.  And so I tell people about this arthritis thing all the time.  So let’s have a quick look at arthritis.

Number one, 75-80% of all Americans over the age of 50 get arthritis to one degree or one type or another, and according to the CDC, the Center for Disease Control, 35 to 50 million baby-boomers are going to get arthritis in the next 7 to 10 years and there’s not a single medical treatment designed to treat or fix it.  Aspirin certainly doesn’t fix arthritis, it causes gastric bleeding and death.  Tylenol doesn’t fix arthritis, there’s 50,000 cases of kidney failure each year, 5000 so severe you need a kidney transplant.  Then there’s Ibuprofen, Advil, and Aleve, these things don’t fix arthritis, and they cause liver disease in 2-5% of users including liver sclerosis, even if you don’t drink.  And then there’s metholtrexate(?) and gold shots(?).  These things don’t fix arthritis, they subdue your bone marrow so that you can’t make normal platelets and white blood cells.  Then you have the granddaddy of all medical treatments for arthritis, Prednizone and Cortisone.  They don’t fix arthritis.  They subdue your immune system which leaves you open to diseases far, far more horrible than arthritis, and Prednizone and Cortisone accelerates the loss of minerals from your bone.  Something you don’t want when you have osteoporosis and arthritis. 

When these prescription medications and over-the-counter medications don’t work anymore to relieve pain and inflammation, the only thing left for you medically is joint-replacement surgery.  And I never liked to send my patients in for joint-replacement surgery, cause they never work out well.  In fact, many times you are worse off after the surgery than you were before the surgery. 

The advantage my patients have always had is that I’m a veterinarian as well as a physician.  So I always used to tell my patients “Look, we have all these nutritional formulas designed to prevent and cure disease in animals, including arthritis, and so I tried adapting nutritional arthritis formulas designed to prevent and cure arthritis in pigeons and turkeys, dogs and cats, sheep, pigs, horses, cows, lions, tigers and bears to human use.  It was no surprise to me, it works just as well in humans as it does in animals, because it was designed to prevent and cure arthritis in pigs.  And of course it has some really nifty stuff in it, which I have been telling people to use for 20 years, and I have literally seen tens of thousands of people who have had a regrowth of cartilage, ligaments, tendons, connective tissue, bone foundation, bone matrix.  Doesn’t matter if they are 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, I’ve seen people 97 years old regrow cartilage and bone, even if they had bone to bone arthritis.  If there’s blood supply to that joint and that bone, they will regrow bone and cartilage.

Well, Harvard Medical School goes berserk when you say stuff like that.  “Wallach, you can’t say those things!  And the only thing left when they get bone to bone arthritis is joint-replacement surgery.”  And I would agree with him if the only raw materials you are using is Tylenol and aspirin and Prednizone and Cortisone.  We have learned over 50 years that you can’t regrow cartilage and bones using those things. 

Now one of the basic  things, of course, that the Harvard Medical School jumped on and said “this is so ridiculous that this couldn’t work!”  And so they took 29 arthritis patients who had not responded in any way to heroic medical treatment for arthritis over 15 to 20 years.  They took them off their medication, it wasn’t working anyway, lined them up for joint-replacement surgery, and for 90 days before their surgery they gave them heaping tablespoon of ground up chicken cartilage in their orange juice every morning for 90 days.  They were sort of chuckling in their beer saying “nothing is going to happen”.  Well, here’s what happened.  In 10 days these people had complete relief of pain inflammation that they hadn’t had in 15 to 20 years.  In 30 days they could open up a new pickle jar that had never been opened without pain to the fingers, wrists, elbows and shoulders.  In 90 days 28 of the 29 were clinically cured.  Now this is from the Harvard Medical School and the Boston VA.  That meant that they had complete return, 100% return, of the range of motion, all of the pain and inflammation was gone, in their fingers and toes and hips and knees and neck, and certainly many of them still had knots on their fingers, cause it was only 90 days, and you would think they would call me up, these professors from Harvard Medical School and from the Boston VA, and say “Look, Wallach, we have to apologize to you.  We’ve been bad-mouthing you for 20 years and why don’t you come up to Boston, let’s talk about the whole thing?”  Here’s what they said, “After 3 months it was clear that the drug was beneficial.” 

Chicken cartilage had become a drug in 90 days!  Now why would that happen?  Well, because you can’t patten chicken cartilage, and they convinced the US Patten Office that they were using a drug to do this study, and they actually got a use-patten on chicken cartilage.  And you, too, for $3500 a month, can get Harvard Medical School’s chicken cartilage in a capsule for arthritis.  (You can get it for 30 cents a day… ha, ha).  That’s kind of interesting.  And of course,  cartilage or gelatine, has chondroitin sulfate in it, glucosamine sulfate, collagen, these are all the basic raw materials to rebuild cartilage and bone.  Now again I have been telling my human patients this for 20 years.  They’ve been using gelatine and cartilage for race horses for 100 years for their cartilage and ligaments and joints.  And in 1995, a Luke Bucci, an exercise physiologist came out with a great book called “Pain Free”, and he talks about the advantages of gelatine and cartilage and glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate and collagen for regrowing cartilage, ligaments, tendons, connective tissue, bone foundation, bone matrix, he does this with nutrition.  He does this with glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate and collagen and cartilage and gelatine.  Just a couple of months ago, a medical doctor, Dr. Jason Theodisakus, MD, wrote the “Arthritis Cure”, subtitle “the medical miracle that can halt, reverse and may even can cure osteoarthritis.”


Low Back pain:

Lastly, is low back pain. 85% of Americans get low back pain whether you work on a computer or you unload hay, or you drive big trucks, doesn't matter. Low back is a big problem. Low back is just Osteoporosis of the vertebrae whether you have a disc problem or whatnot, because if your disc doesn't have anything to hold on to, your vertebrae is melted away, what's going to happen to the disc? Especially if you have a copper deficiency, cause they're made out of elastic fibers, they go. Like a water balloon with a lot of pressure on them. Well, I just want you to look at this quickly before we do the last mineral. Low back, you go an orthopedic surgeon or a rheumatologist you might get a muscle relaxant. You might get valium and a muscle relaxant. You get a lamanectomy, you get your vertebrae fused, you might get a disc operation. They don't tell you that 75% of the time you'll never be the same again.

PMS, you go to your OB-GYN, you can go to an Internist, you can go to a Family Counselor, or a shrink, or a divorce attorney. Cramps and twitches, you go to a neurologist, you go to a sports medicine doctor, an Internist. Bone spurs, heel spurs, calcium deposits you go to a Rheumatologist, an Orthopedic Surgeon, or a Podiatrist. Kidney stones you go to a Urologist, an Internist, or a surgeon. Insomnia you go to a shrink or a sleep clinic or an Internist. Hypertension, you go to a Cardiologist, and Internist, or a surgeon. Arthritis, a Rheumatologist, an Orthopedic surgeon, an Internist. Receding gums, you go to a dentist or periodontist. Osteoporosis you go to all those health specialists, including a Tums salesman.

For nothing more than a calcium deficiency!

It costs you ten cents a day to deal with. Now, on the average, because Americans have insurance, and we have Medicare/Medicaid, we spend on the average $25,000 to $250,000, and we undergo five to ten surgical procedures a year for a calcium deficiency! And we beg the doctors to do it! It's our choice.
(Dead Doctors Don't Lie)

Low back pain(2):

Has nothing to do with disk problems.  I know you have heard of people, maybe even yourself who have had disk surgery for back pain, and after the surgery still had the pain, maybe even worse.  Because back pain is not caused by disk problems.  If you have a disk problem, you can have numbness and tingling, maybe even paralysis if it’s very severe, but disk problems do not cause pain.  If you have low back pain, the odds are you have cramps and spasms in the large muscle group, inside and outside your lower back.  These can sublexate(?), or hit the line in your vertebrae and be uncomfortable, cause a lot of pain.  You also have bone spurs, calcium deposits, arthritis, osteoporosis.  These are the things that cause low back pain.  Now you’re educated, you’re never going to say “Doc, you’re the doctor”, because you’ve gone through this lecture tonight, and unfortunately most Americans have not heard this lecture yet, and as a result, they will spend between $25,000 and $250,000 and voluntarily undergo 5 to 10 surgical procedures for nothing more than the top ten calcium deficiencies.  In any other industry that would be fraud and they would be shut down.  Something you can fix for 25 cents and you walk out with a $5,000 bill, you would be ticked off.  You would want to talk to the manager.  You would want your money back.  You would call the Better Business Bureau.  You would call the State Attorney General.  You’d complain.  Class action suit.  It would be a big mess.  But the medical profession, everybody just runs to the government and says we need more money to pay for it.  Kind of fascinating.


In a tin deficiency, the early symptoms are male pattern baldness. (I see a lot of tin deficiency in this room), and if you let it go on for any length of time, you get deafness.
(Dead Doctors Don't Lie)


My next question is, my husband and I thinking about starting a family and we want to know the nutritional way to go.

A:  Okay, that’s a great question.  People always ask me when do children need to start taking vitamins and minerals, and the answer is when they’re still an egg is when you want to start them.  And so we’ve learned in animal industry that we can prevent as much as 98% of all birth defects, even ones thought to be genetic in humans, simply by giving the females, especially the females, all known essential nutrients for that species, six months prior to conception.  Build up that female animal’s body and stores of these essential nutrients so that the embryo implants in the uterine wall and develops in an environment that has optimal amounts, guaranteed optimal amounts of all the nutrients, and you will almost eliminate possibility of a congenital birth defect related to a mineral or vitamin or amino acid or essential fatty acid deficiency.  To give you some idea of how successful this is, according to the University of California, San Francisco, right now in America 1 out of every 33 human babies in America are born with some kind of physical, emotional, or mental birth defect.  1 out of 33.  In animals, it’s only 1 out of 500,000, if they are fed this commercial diet that has all the known nutrients in them.  And so it is very very easy to understand that if we supplement young women and men who are in the child-bearing years with these nutrients, we’ll be able to eliminate, totally eliminate cleft palates, cleft lips, spinobifida, eye defects, heart defects, hernias of various types, club feet, no feet, web fingers and toes, muscular dystrophy, Down's Syndrome, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, these are all preventable with proper pre-conception nutrition, so the earlier that a couple who wants to have normal healthy children, to have a wonderful, uncomplicated pregnancy, the earlier you can get on all 90 essential nutrients prior to conception, the better off everybody is.
(A Healthier and Longer Life)

Blood Pressure:

Then there is hypertension. This is one of my favorites, so I'll put a star over here. Hypertension is high blood pressure. What's the first nutritional thing your doctor will tell you to give up when you get high blood pressure? Salt. Everybody knows that one, it has been ingrained in our heads. Well, they must think we are dumber than cows, because what is the first thing you put out for your cows, and it's about that big? A salt block. No farmer is going to be economically viable if you don't put a salt block out for your livestock. They're going to die. They're going to get their veterinary bill and they are going to go crazy. Now we're supposed to believe that we don't need salt, that we can get everything we need out of your lettuce and your whole wheat bread, and stuff like that. Well don't believe that one either. If you believe that, I've got some more ocean front property in Montana. Remember, those long-lived people put a big chunk of rock salt the size of a big black Concorde grape in every cup of tea, and they drink about 40 cups of tea a day cause they live at high altitudes where it is very dry, and they have to keep hydrated. And they put butter in their tea. They put two pats of butter and chunks of rock salt. They don't put the pink stuff or the blue stuff, or skim milk, or Creamora, or whatever it is. Guess what? The doctors who lived to be 58 tell you, "No salt, no butter". The people who live to be 120, they put in butter and salt. You have got to make some choices.

They took 30 million dollars of your tax money, and two years ago, after a 20 year study, they came out and said that they took 5,000 people with high blood pressure. They took them off their medication, and put them on a reduced salt diet, a restricted salt diet, and they all died. No big surprise. But somebody got a PH.D. degree and everybody was happy, right? But when they looked at this result, they said, "Oh, only 99.7% of the people didn't get any results from that before they died. 0.3% did get some results, dropped their blood pressure 1 point before they died, by restricting their salt." So the referees said, "Oh, doesn't matter. You might as well let high blood pressure patients eat salted peanuts, and dill pickles, and salt to their food to taste, cause it doesn't matter. In fact, worrying about the salt is more stress than taking the salt.

Then they had a controlled group with 5,000 people with high blood pressure and they doubled their RDA of calcium and they stopped their experiment in 6 weeks. Cause 85% of them were cured of their high blood pressure, just by doubling their calcium intake.

Now they didn't, cold turkey, stop their high blood pressure medication, what they did was, they went to the doctor and he said, "You don't need this medication anymore. What are you doing?"

"Well, I'm on this experiment where I double my calcium intake."

Anybody get a recall notice from your doctor saying it's okay to salt your food to taste, and please do double your calcium intake? Anybody get that? Not a single one. It's very interesting.
(Dead Doctors Don't Lie)

Low Blood Sugar:

And if you have low blood sugar. How many have every seen a hyperactive kid who gets on sugar? People who have sugar problems are like alcoholics, there is good ones and bad ones. The good alcoholics are one that when they get a few drinks they just go off in the corner and just go to sleep. Same way with somebody with low blood sugar, they eat a big meal or eat a piece of pie, then 3 hours later they conk out and go to sleep.

Then there's bad alcoholics, they are the ones that get two drinks in them and they violent and rage and want to fight everybody, punch holes in the wall, big brave fellows, and they kick their wife, and kick the dog, and take the chain saw and cut their neighbor's tree down, and all these wild things, and drive reckless down the roads and kill people. Those are the bad drunks. Well people who have blood sugar problems have bad blood sugar people too. They get a little crazy.

I don't know how many remember the Twinkie defense? Somebody murdered two people, and he claimed he ate a Twinkie 3 hours before he murdered them, so they let him off because he got temporarily insane every time he ate sugar. Now don't any of you try that! Well chromium and vanadium deficiency will result in the sugar problems. Low blood sugar, and if you let it go on for any length of time you develop diabetes. Chromium and vanadium.


Q:  Does the same apply to bone spurs?

A:  Absolutely.  Bone spurs are a manifestation of osteoporosis.  A person will get bone spurs and calcium deposits when you have osteoporosis, just the opposite of what a doctor will tell you.  And you need more calcium, more magnesium, need the bone matrix, you need the collagen, the glucosamine sulfate, the chondroitin sulfate, and those bone spurs and the calcium deposits will actually re-architect back down to a normal bone.  Takes a little while.  Takes 4 to 6 months to pull that off, but you can do it on a regular basis, absolutely.
(A Healthier and Longer Life)

Bone spurs(2)/Calcium Deposits:

Then, of course, there's kidney stones. And then there's bone spurs, heel spurs, and calcium deposits. Again, physicians will tell you the first thing to give up officially is calcium and dairy, because they have this foolish belief, the stupid belief, the ignorant belief that the kidney stones, bone spurs, heel spurs, and calcium deposits come from your diet, when instead it only comes from your bones when you have a raging Osteoporosis. And when you get these things, you need more calcium, not less.
(Dead Doctors Don't Lie)


The University of Arizona Medical School took 1300 people, put them on 250-500mcg Selenium, and for 10 years they looked at them for skin cancer.  And it didn’t help skin cancer, we know that, because Selenium doesn’t work for skin cancer.  Zinc, and Beta Carotene and Vitamin E works for skin cancer.  What they found out serendipitously, they weren’t expecting this, it just sort of popped out of the study, they were able to reduce esophageal cancer by 71%, they were able to reduce prostate cancer by 69% fellows, better than two thirds, they were able to reduce colon and rectal cancer by 64%, almost two thirds, they were able to reduce lung cancer, whether you smoked or not, by 48%, and ladies, in a parallel study from the University of California by the great Dr. Gerhardt Schrauser, he said you can reduce your risk of breast cancer, depending on the type of breast cancer, by 50-85%, by taking 250 to 500 mcg  (of Selenium) everyday.
(Trust Me. I'm a Doctor)

BIPOLAR (mania/manic depression):

is one of those descriptive diagnosis that "orthodox" psychiatry issues.  We would estimate that as many as 90% of the non-drug dependent patients are totally "curable" at home with home testing and home remedies.  Food allergies, environmental sensitivities, hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia are the major considerations.

Testing for allergies can be accomplished using the pulse test and/or the diet diary and rotation elimination diet; the environmental sensitivities can be identified by the pulse test and avoidance/challenge tests; hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia require a six-hour GGT (be sure to record the emotions and behavior of the patient during the entire six hours - the numbers alone are not revealing in of themselves).

Foods that are common offenders are cow's milk, corn wheat, soy, rye and sugar; environmental culprits include house dust, perfume, formaldehyde and makeup; on the glucose tolerance test the mania and/or depression may occur on the ascending or the descending arms of the curve so someone must stay with the patients and record emotions and events!

Treatment of bipolar disorder requries a considerable effort on the part of the "doctor" and "nurse" because a positive turn around may take some weeks with temporary relapses.

Treatment should include chromium and vanadium at 500 mcg 4 times a day; autoimmune urine therapy for five to eight treatments; rotation or avoidance of offending foods, avoidance of sugar, caffeine, environmental allergens; essential fatty acids at 5 gm three times a day; niacin (B-3) 450 mg four times a day in time release tablets; B-1, B-5, B-6 each at 100 mg twice a day; DL-phenylalanine at 5 gms twice a day and choline at 250 mg twice a day.  Plant-derived colloidal minerals that contain lithium may be useful.

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