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.

KIDNEY DISEASE: Kidney Stones: Liver Spots:
Longevity: Longevity Potential: Low Back pain:
Low Back pain(2): Low Blood Sugar: NUTRITION, SUPPLEMENTS & LONGEVITY:
Lung Cancer Lupus  


Q:  What about kidneys?  Cause I have kidney problems to add to my diabetes.

A:  If a person has kidney problems, whether they are a diabetic or not, one of the symptoms of kidney disease is that you lose a lot of protein in your urine.  And it’s one of the diagnostic things that alerts the doctor that you have a kidney problem when they do a urine dip-stick test you have a lot of protein in your urine, so what you want to in your dietary practices, number 1, make sure you are consuming a high-quality protein cause you’re going to be losing protein through your urine.  Of course doctors are a little bit wacky, they say “cut back on protein so we don’t get protein in your urine”.  Well you don’t want to cut back on protein because your immune system requires protein to repair yourself, maintain your kidneys, your liver, your muscles, your heart, every tissue in your body needs to have a great high-quality source of protein coming in everyday.  And so instead of restricting protein, you want to take a high-quality protein that is biologically available.  And egg protein is the benchmark by which all other proteins are measured.  And so egg protein, poached, soft boiled, soft scrambled and butter in a low temperature, not fried, and not cooked in margarine, is a great way to take care of kidneys.  PLUS taking all 90 essential nutrients, cause your kidneys need all 90 essential nutrients just like all the other tissues.  If you do that, you have the best chance of stabilizing your kidneys and maybe not losing anymore kidney function.  Sometimes you will regain a percentage of the kidney function.
(A Healthier and Longer Life)

Kidney Stones:

What's the first thing a doctor told you to give up, nutritionally, when you got your kidney stone? Calcium. No dairy. None of those vitamin/mineral things with calcium in them, because they have the stupid, naive, ignorant belief that the calcium in your kidney stones comes from the calcium you eat. When, in fact, it comes from your own bones when you have a raging calcium deficiency. A raging Osteoporosis then causes kidney stones. We learned a thousand years ago in the agricultural industry, if you want to prevent kidney stones in livestock, you had better give them more calcium. You had better give them more magnesium, and more boron. Now the reason is, of course, bulls and rams, male cattle and sheep, have special anatomy, when they get a kidney stone, they die. It's called water belly. They die. When you and I get a kidney stone, we just wish we were dead. But no farmer is dumb enough to pay for the feed for an animal, and have it die before he can either eat it or send it to market. So we learned how to prevent those things. So you should have gotten a recall notice from your doctor, especially those people who have had kidney stones. Your urologist should have sent the notice to you.

This was about 15 months ago, March, 1993, it says, "Calcium limits kidney stone risk." This is from the Harvard Medical School in Boston. "In a study that turns conventional medical wisdom on its head, researchers have found that people whose diets are rich in calcium run a reduced risk of developing kidney stones. A study of more than 45,000 people who are ranked in the 5 categories, the group that had the most calcium had no kidney stones." So it took them a thousand years to catch up.

About 5 years ago, when I started out on this crusade, and started lecturing to people all across America, and I'm in one time zone and the next , and although I knew I was going to get crazy out there doing this, last year I was on the road 300 days out of the year. 300 out of 365 days, and so I decided I needed to have a hobby I could take with me. Every time I get a little whacko, I could go in my room and do this hobby and I would be okay. It would be kind of like having a little piece of home with me wherever I went. I wanted to have a hobby that would help other people. I didn't want to collect baseball cards, cause I like football. And I didn't want to do crossword puzzles, which is good mental exercise, but wouldn't help anybody else. I couldn't take my compost pile, (I like to garden), and hotels don't like that, you know. So I decided I was going to collect obituaries of doctors and lawyers.

Now as crazy as that sounds, remember I told you that doctors live to an average age of 58 and we live to 75.5, and here's a group of people who pontificate you and tell you, "Well this is what you need to do. You need to give up salt. No caffeine, and you need to not eat butter, and eat margarine, and do all these crazy things." And they die at age 58 on the average. Of course all those people who live to be 120-140, they put a chunk of rock salt in their tea everyday, and they drink 40 cups of tea a day. 40 chunks of rock salt. And they cook with butter instead of olive oil. And they live to be 120. So who you going to believe, the people who live to be 58, or the people who live to be 120? It's your choice.
(Dead Doctors Don't Lie)

Liver Spots:

Any rate, if you have a Selenium deficiency, and you don't want to wait until you get cardiomyopathy and drop dead from a heart attack to recognize it, if you look on your hands and you look in the mirror on your face, if you have liver spots or age spots, and I see quite a few from here, you have an early Selenium deficiency. That's called free-radical damage, and fortunately for you, if you recognize that, and you start taking in some colloidal Selenium, in 4 to 6 months it will all go away. You'll reverse back in 4 to 6 months. And when they go away on the outside, they're going away on the inside, in your brain, and your heart, and your liver, and your kidneys.
(Dead Doctors Don't Lie)


In laboratory animals, there is some seven rare earths. These rare earths are trace minerals you need in lesser amounts than you need in trace minerals. And they actually double the lifespan of laboratory animals. They've not been proven in humans, yet, but I'm not going to wait 500 years for doctors to approve it. They're still arguing over vitamin C and calcium. So I'm just going to do it. Didn't kill any laboratory animals, just doubles their life, and is not a drug. These rare earths are called lanthanum, praseodymium, neodymium, samarium, europium, yiderbium, and thulium. There must be a reason that they are named after Old Testament cities.

Remember I told you we needed 90 nutrients, we need 60 minerals, we need 16 vitamins, 12 essential amino acids, and 3 essential fatty acids. And of course we are lucky that plants, as a group, can make most vitamins, amino acids, and fatty acids. Plants can do that because they just take carbon out of the air, and make carbon chains, and make vitamins and amino acids, and fatty acids. But you have to eat 15 to 25 different plants a day in the right combinations to make this happen. Theoretically it's possible, but most Americans don't do it. The average American thinks that if they eat some potato buds out of a Betty Crocker box that they are eating a vegetable. So you have got to be careful what you are considering a vegetable.

Then, of course, they want to do right by their doctor, so they eat low-fat turkey breast, and they put a half a jar of mayonnaise on there, and they put it between two slices of Wonder Styrofoam bread. Remember that stuff you could insulate your house with? And put in your shoes if you get a hole in your shoe? I can remember when I was a kid, 50 years ago, it was a lot of fun because we had Wonder Bread. We didn't have TV back then on the farm, we didn't even have dryers that went round and round, so the only thing you could do in the winter time was to sit in the kitchen and wonder at a loaf of Wonder Bread. And it had the blue, and the red, and the green and yellow balloons on there. And if you read the labels as many times as I do, you know it said things like, "Helps build bodies in 12 ways". About 15 years later the FDA made them change it to, "Helps build bodies in 8 ways". Now if you go to the store and look at Wonder Bread wrappers, it just says "Wonder Bread".

So it kind of gives you a clue. So even though this is theoretically possible, it's not likely to happen that you are going to get your vitamins, amino acids, and fatty acids in proper proportions from your diet. And so, if your life is as valuable to you as mine is to me and my children to my grandchildren's is to me, I would make sure I take in all my vitamins, amino acids, and fatty acids. Because I guarantee you you won't make it to 120 or 140 if you don't. You're just not going to do it.

Now minerals are another story. We have a tragic story when it comes to minerals, because plants cannot make minerals in any way, shape or form, and if they're not in the soil anymore, they're not in our plants. We have for you when you leave, a free copy of a summary of US Senate document 264. US Senate document 264 is from the 74th Congress, second session, and it says that our farm soils and our rain soils are depleted of minerals. And the crops, the grains, and the fruits, and the vegetables and the nuts that are grown on these depleted farm and rain soils are minerally deficient, and the people who eat them get mineral deficiency diseases. The only way to prevent and cure them is with mineral supplements.

That's US Senate document 264, 74th Congress, 2nd Session. It was written and printed by the US Congress in 1936. 58 years ago. You think it has gotten any better? No. It has not gotten any better. It has only gotten worse, and the reason is, if you guys knew what we did, and people continue to do, is we put NPK on our land, (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium) and you see it as these three numbers in many combinations of ratios, and these represent percentages of these three nutrients, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium.

Those of you who don't have any experience on a farms, the reason why we do this is because farmers get paid for tons and bushels. There is no subsidy that encourages people to put 16 minerals back in the soil. You get paid for tons and bushels, and for $40 an acre you can get the maximum yield in tons and bushels. It only takes 5 to 10 years to deplete the land of minerals, cause every time you harvest a crop, those plants pull minerals out of the soil. Many pounds per acre, every time you haul a crop out. So soon, those minerals are gone. And if you only put back in 3, and you take out 60, like a checking account, if you only put 3 bucks in your checking account each month and write checks for 60, what's going to happen to your checks? Boing, boing, boing, they bounce. Exactly. I can tell you that our health is bouncing right now to the tune of 1.2 trillion dollars a year because there's no more minerals left in our soil. It's our responsibility each and every one of us, to be responsible for our health, and consciously take in these minerals.

I have a lot of people ask me, "What did these people do thousands of years ago? They didn't even have commercial fertilizer. What did they do?" The societies that had long-lived people and what not. I want you to think about the Egyptians, the Chinese, people from India, that lived around the great rivers, the Nile River, the Ganges River, the Yala River in China. And what used to happen, every year or so it would flood, just like it did here in northern Missouri last year. And every time it flooded, guess what would happen? It would bring silt, or rock dust from mountains, from 500 or 1000 miles away, and those people would trade every god they had, the water god, the sky god, the wind god, the rock god, to flood. We pray, don't flood. They used to pray to flood, because they had their floods during the winter time, and it would put silt and minerals back in the soil. And their grain was very valuable. King Phillip, who was the father of Alexander the Great, married the 12 year old child queen of Egypt, Cleopatra. She didn't look like Elizabeth Taylor, all made up in beautiful costumes. She was a little flat-chested teenie-bopper, not very sexy, but Phillip married her because she controlled the best wheat in the world. And he wanted his Macedonian Army to conquer the world, through his son, Alexander the Great. And he needed the best wheat in the world so he could march 20 hours a day, fight for 6 hours, and win. If they used the wheat from the depleted soils in Greece, they couldn't go 20 minutes without saying, "Mommy, pick me up." Can you imagine these big Greek soldiers, "Oh, my legs hurt. Pick me up". And so they knew the best place to get wheat was from Egypt. It was those floods that gave them those minerals. And all those cultures that came up with all the great art and all the great technology, came from those places because they had more intelligence, cause they had more nutrition. More minerals, I heard somebody say. Very good. We're getting the picture.
(Dead Doctors Don't Lie)


Well, to get started, I always like to talk about longevity, and the human being has a genetic potential to live healthily to be 120 to 140, and I’m going to prove that to you in just a minute.  Unfortunately, Americans do a lousy job when it comes to longevity.  Our average lifespan in the United States is 75.5, about half of what we are genetically capable of, and in 1990, when the World Health Organization examined the top 32 industrialized nations on earth, the United States came out 17th.  There are actually 16 other countries whose peoples live longer than we do.  We ranked 19th in healthfulness, that meant there were 18 other countries whose peoples live longer than we do before they develop heart disease and cancer and diabetes and arthritis and osteoporosis.  We ranked 23rd when it came to live births and first year survivability as a baby, and we ranked dead last, 32 out of 32, when it came to preventing birth defects.  Now all this means is, we have the highest priced healthcare system in the world, but not the best.  It also means that we have the most envied healthcare system in the world, but not the best.  We have the most technologically advanced healthcare system in the world, but not the best. 

Well, what we are going to do this evening, just before we get into this longevity stuff, we need to eliminate a bunch of medical dogma, these things are called medical myths.  I like to call them medical ka-kas. 


Now, if you do everything right, how old can you live to be?  Is it worth all the effort?  I believe it is.  Here’s one, Christian Mortenson from San Rafael, California, in August of 1995, turned 113, August of 1996 turned 114 and he’s still going strong.  Certainly can live to be 115.  He smokes a couple of cigars a day, like George Burns, who also lived to be over 100.  Certainly the only exercise George Burns ever got was to put the cigar in his mouth.  And then you have, this guy plays golf twice a week.  This gal here, Dora Ramathebe, from South Africa, in July of 1995 turned 114, and when she was asked by the media, “Dora, what do you attribute your health and longevity to?”, she did not say that we owe it all to our annual physical or our HMO, she said “I ate locusts everyday.”  You know, little grasshoppers.  She’s not a vegetarian, she eats little animals.  Pumpkin seeds, tortoise meat, wild herbs, dried fruit, and starch each day with a cup of coffee.

Now here is Margaret Skeets, from Radford, VA, in 1994 the oldest documented living American when she died at age 115.  Fell over and fractured her hip.  Two weeks later she was dead from complications of Osteoporosis, simple Calcium deficiency.  And we’ll talk more about that in a minute.  Unfortunately this is not unusual.  75% of Americans over the age of 65 who fracture a hip or major leg bone, don’t live 90 days, they die of pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, stroke and other complications of that fracture.

This gal is one of my favorites, Jean Calmen from France.  She rode her bike as a volunteer librarian in Paris for 105 years.  February 21, 1995, she turned 120 and she was documented in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest living woman in the world.  There were others who claimed to be older than she but they didn’t have the documentation to prove it.  February 21, 1996, she turned 121, February 21, 1997, she turned 122, still going strong and has no intention of dying yet.

Susie Brunson, according to family, in December of 1994 was the oldest American when she died at the age of 123.  And they based their claim on her birthdate, December 25, 1870, which is recorded in the family bible.

And this guy here, Francisco Chapparino, October 1995, was from a little town outside of Bogota, Columbia, turned 125.  When he was asked by the media, “Hey Francisco, what do you attribute your health and longevity to?”  He said, “Well, I drink a gallon of goat’s milk everyday.”  Also, it’s kind of fascinating in his birthday announcement, this is not an obituary, this is a birthday announcement, said that over 40 years ago physicians told him he only had a couple of months to live, so he had his sons build him a coffin, and he’s been waking up every morning for 40 years, sitting by that coffin, waiting to die.  When night time comes he goes to bed, wakes up, sits by the coffin and waits to die.  Now he’s still going strong and all the doctors who told him that more than 40 years ago are long since dead.

Now this fellow, Hamudi el Abdulla, from Syria, July 1993, about 3 and a half years ago, died age 133 and he was still fathering children after the age of 100.  He remarried for the 4th time when he was age 80, fathered 4 boys, 5 girls, 9 children after the age of eighty with the same wife, and if you add up the pregnancies, the breast feeding, the time in between pregnancies, he was still fathering children after the age of 100.

Now this very next one is my very favorite.  This gal, Mazumi Doosti, from Iran, according to the Rocky Mountain News Wire Services out of Denver, and the Iranian News Agency, in January, 1995, she died at age 161.  Now you had to give a certain amount of credibility to this report that she died at age 161, because she is survived by 6 living children ranging in age from 120 to 128.  They hadn’t even left home to go to college yet.  Now her oldest son, Golan, said his mother had never visited a doctor nor taken any chemical medications during her life, but did take a few herbs.  So if you kind of think about it, every one of these people who lived to be over 100, 120, 130, 160, these people are not from the United States, or Canada, or Germany, or England.  Kind of interesting, isn’t it?  Most of them are from 3rd world countries.  They are furtherest away from medical help, and they live to be, oh, so we’re beginning to collect information here.

The last one we want to look at, in the National Geographic Society, a very respected group of people, scientists, support group for scientists, comes out with a monthly magazine, the National Geographic Magazine, of course.  And they, in January of 1973, 24 years ago, came out with a nifty special issue on longevity.  They looked at about 10 cultures whose people routinely lived to be about 120-140.  And they documented the oldest living human being that they could find based on their criteria.  This fellow, by the name of Sharalla Mesmelov, from Azur Bhaijan(?), a little country just south of Russian Georgia in western Russia today, they documented him as being 167 years old.  Remember, this is the National Geographic Society, not the National Enquirer.  167 years of age, and they had a half page picture of him actually harvesting tea leaves on a tea plantation.  Still working 8 hours a day, six days a week at age 167.  Five months later, May of 1973, he turns 168, goes out and hoes the garden for reporters to show how vigorous he is at age 168. 

All this is just to prove to you that human beings do have a genetic capacity to live to be 120-140, people do it all the time.  Unfortunately, Americans don’t do a very good job.  Our average life-span is 75.5, half of what we’re genetically capable of, so we need to look at why.  What’s going on here, what can we do to fix this?  Well, I’ve been doing bio-medical research and clinical research in animals and human beings for almost 39 years, and I can tell you, no matter how you look at health and longevity, whether it be in animals or human beings, there’s only really two concepts you have to deal with.  Number one, I refer to as ‘avoid stepping on the land mines’.  This is where you don’t want to throw away your healthy physical body wastefully.  You don’t want to smoke.  Don’t abuse alcohol.  Don’t do drugs.  Don’t jog down a highway at 2am wearing a black Ninja suit, you’re going to get hit by a truck.

Lastly, on concept number one, you want to avoid going to a doctor, because given half a chance, they will kill you.  One of my most inflammatory statements in the “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie” tape, was that doctors kill 300,000 Americans every year, and of course that came from a news release, Ralph Nader and Sydney Wolf, in January, 1993. 

Now the last moral of this story, of concept number one, of course, is whatever you do, whenever a doctors says “Here’s our options”, never say “Doc, whatever you say, you’re the doctor”.  What you want to do, when a doctor says “Here’s our options”, is to say “Look, I want copies of all these records and tests.  I want copies of the xrays.”  And go visit 3 other doctors and 3 other hospitals, talk to 12 of their living patients that have gone through this procedure.  Talk to them and see if you really want to do this.  I mean, you do this for your driveway, and your roof, and your fence, and your yard, and all that kind of stuff, why not for your own physical body?  That’s concept number one.

Now that you’ve avoided all the land mines, you are in a good position to do all the positive things that you need to do to go on to live to be over 100.  Basically, what you want to do is take all 90 essential nutrients, 60 minerals, 16 vitamins, 12 essential amino acids, and 3 essential fatty acids.  They are called essential nutrients for 2 reasons.  Number one, your body cannot manufacture them, you must consume these everyday either as food or as supplements.  Number two, if any one of these essential nutrients is missing for a couple of months or a couple of years, you get, on the average, 10 deficiency diseases.  10 deficiency diseases times 90 essential nutrients, that’s 900 diseases you can potentially prevent just simply by supplementing properly.  You have everything to gain and nothing to lose by supplementing properly.

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.

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.


Well, the medical profession, of course, has this malignant dumb belief that you can get everything you need from your four food groups.  My favorite article of all times in the press, was April 6, 1992, Time Magazine, cover article, “The real power of vitamins.  New research shows it might help cancer, fight heart disease, and the ravages of aging.”  Six positive pages.  If you haven’t read it, I would encourage you to go to a public library, school library, and dig it out and read it.  There’s only one negative statement in it, and as you can guess, it was offered by a medical doctor who was actually contacted by the writer of the article, said “What do you think of vitamins, minerals and trace minerals as supplements for human nutrition?”  Here’s what he said, “Popping vitamins doesn’t do you any good,” sniffs Dr. Victor Herbert, a professor of Medicine at New York City’s Mount Sanai Medical School.  “We get all the vitamins we need in our diets, and taking supplements just gives you expensive urine.”

Now the Missouri translation of that is that you are just peeing away your money.  Might as well wad up your dollars, throw them in the toilet, and flush them away.  You can get everything you need from your four food groups” was what he was trying to say.  Well, I would rather pee out 50 cents or a dollar a day worth of excess vitamins or minerals.  That’s cheap insurance.  Think about it.  How much money do you spend for coffee, or soft drinks, or newspapers, or that kind of stuff everyday, 50 cents or a dollar a day to maintain and repair your body.  And it is kind of fascinating that most people don’t do it.  Just remember, when you pay that doctor out of your own pocket, or indirectly through insurance, or indirectly through your taxes and Medicare or Medicaid, not a single penny of that goes to better understand, manage, feed, prevent or cure catastrophic diseases in kids, breast cancer in women, prostate cancer in men.  It pays the doctors mortgage, the doctors Mercedes payment, the tuition for his kids to go to medical school, or worse yet, Yale Law School.  All we need is a bunch more Yale lawyers walking around. 

Now a lot of people ask me, “Why did you call your original tape, ‘Dead Doctors Don’t Lie’?”  Why do you call your lecture series “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie?”  Well that’s because I have believed for a long time, because I had done medical research for over 20 years in large medical research institutes, medical schools, the various laboratories, and always had a belief in the medical system, but I was very disappointed when I learned that doctors don’t know the most about health and longevity.  Doctors don’t know most about disease.  They do know about procedures.  You know, how to fix your bones when you break them, and that kind of thing.  How to do a cat scan.  And so I began to look in the medical journals, in the medical school library here in San Diego, and sure enough, the first article ever published on health and longevity of American doctors is published in JAMA in 1895.  They said, at that time, doctors lived to be 54.6.  I redid the study 97 years later, using the same obituary techniques as they did in JAMA, this was Jan. 20, 1993, that particular issue of JAMA, and it turned out that doctors lived to 57.6.  I rounded it up to 58 for the benefit of the doubt, and doctors just went berserk when I said that.  This was the most outrageous thing they had ever heard. 

My principle is, my premise is, that doctors don’t live as long as the average couch potatoes in America.  And I purposely put that figure out there, 58, to try and challenge people.  Well, doctors immediately looked at all the insurance actuarial charts, they got 250,000 dead doctors, they said “Your group is too small”, so they got 250,000 dead doctors, and they said, “Doctors don’t live to be 58, they die at 62.”  They still don’t live to be 75.5 like the average couch potatoes.  We actually reran this again, using the entire obituary history for 1996, and for the entire 1996, all doctors dying in 1996, with all the medical treatments and drugs and procedures and transplants, and doctors in that study lived to be 70.  Still 5.5 years short of the average couch potatoes in America.  So they still have never proved that doctors live as long as everybody else, and that is why “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie”.  Doctors kill each other, in surgery just like they do everybody else. 

Here’s one of my favorites, Dr. Ian Monroe, 73 years old, was the editor of LAMPTA, the top medical journal, the top international medical journal.  It is very famous, every newspaper in America quotes articles out of LAMPTA.  USA Today, New York Times, San Diego Union Tribune, the cause of death was complications of surgery, which is just a politically correct way of saying the surgeon killed him.  The editor of LAMPTA.  And then of course, when you eliminate fast cars, and suicides, and overdoses of drugs, and airplane accidents and so forth, doctors die of nutritional deficiency diseases, just like everybody else.  I brought you just two or so of my favorites.


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)

nfs.gif (7413 bytes)nls.gif (8983 bytes)

 Hit Counter