Monday, November 12, 2012

Essential Vitamins and Minerals

My Grandpa has been a follower of Dr. Joel Wallach for years, so I decide to look into what Dr. Wallach teaches.
Dr. Wallach has been involved in biochemical research and clinical medicine for over 30 years. He actually started out as a veterinarian. While studying different animals and diseases, he discovered that by giving animals the right amount of minerals, diseases like SIDs were reduced. He decided to move onto studying medicine because he wanted to find out how this information could help people.

Why Supplement with Vitamins and Minerals
A common recommendation made by most medical doctors is that in order to get all the nutrients necessary to maintain health you must, on a daily basis, eat food from each of the four basic food groups (i.e., meats and proteins, fruits and vegetables, breads and grains and dairy products). Dr. Joel Wallach challenges this belief when lecturing on health and highlights the reasons why it is practically impossible to get all the nutrients (especially the minerals) necessary to prevent disease by eating food from the four basic food groups. Dr. Wallach argues that an unfortunate consequence of the American public's faith in the four basic food groups has been a huge increase in the incidence of chronic degenerative diseases such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc. over the past 40 years.   (

You must give your body all the raw materials it requires to maintain and rebuild itself. Raw materials are so vital to your health, but can be very hard to find. Centuries of mining, farming, irrigation, and acid rain have eroded life giving minerals from our soil. These mineral deficient soils are then used to grow and cultivate our food. Because of this, our food is lacking essential minerals. In fact,  Dr. Wallach as stated, "One sentence has killed more people than all the wars in American history.... You get all the nutrition you need from the four food groups."

"99% of American people are deficient in minerals, and a marked deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually results in disease." U.S. Senate Document #264

I was amazed at all the diseases Dr. Wallach claims can be prevented by the body receiving the right amount of nutrients and vitamins.  "The only way you can heal your body is to give it the 90 essential nutrients daily that it needs to rebuild and maintain itself over time." - Dr. Wallach

Here are just a few of the examples of over 900 diseases that can result from nutritional deficiencies:

Primary Nutrients Missing
Essential fatty acids, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B-6, Zinc
Enzymes, Chromium, Vanadium
Calcium, Copper, Boron, Essential fatty acids, Germanium, Vitamin B- 6, Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfates
Essential Fatty Acids, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Potassium
Birth Defects
Folic acid, Magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B-12, Zinc, Copper
Selenium, Germanium, Cesium, Antioxidants
Biotin, Boron, Calcium, Chromium,Copper, Iron,Iodine,Lithium, B complex, Zinc
Chromium, Vanadium, Zinc
Boron, Calcium, Essential Fatty Acids, Inositol, Niacin, Vitamin B-5, Zinc
Gray Hair
Chromium, Essential fatty acids, Lithium, Manganese, Selenium, Vanadium, Zinc, Cholesterol, Amino Acids
Memory Loss
Folic acid, Niacin, Vitamin B-1, Zinc
Calcium, Boron, Iodine, Magnesium, Potassium, B complex, Vitamin D
Calcium, Boron, Germanium, Vitamin K, Magnesium
Receding Gums
Calcium, Magnesium, Boron
Sexual Dysfunction
Selenium, Zinc, Manganese, Iodine, Cholesterol
Copper, Sulfur
This Is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the missing vitamins and minerals. There are many other nutrients that are required to help in the absorption and utilization of these vitamins and minerals. It is intended as a reference of the primary missing nutrients only. – Dr. Wallach
(-This information taken from Youngevity Essential Life Sciences.)

Dr. Wallach has developed his own line of nutrients and vitamins because he wanted to offer something that is plant derived and that the body will absorb.  Following is information that I found from his website:

You must take mineral supplements to achieve optimal sustainable health!

Organic Colloidal Minerals — These minerals have been processed through a plant and have undergone a biochemical transformation which makes them extremely absorbable (90% to 98%) and non toxic. Specifically, when a mineral is drawn from the soil into a plant via its roots, the process alters the mineral's bio-electric charge, changing it from positive to negative. Because the linings of our intestines carry an overall positive charge a natural magnetic gradient is created across which the mineral is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Metallic minerals, on the other hand, do not undergo this biochemical transformation and therefore remain positively charged. A positively charged metallic mineral can cause problems for the body. The body is designed to recognize and use minerals in a organic colloidal form and will automatically rid itself of any excess. By contrast, the body has more difficulty recognizing positively charged minerals. As a consequence they tend to accumulate in the body to sometimes dangerous levels. This is why metallic arsenic, for example, has been found to be 65 times more toxic than is organically bound arsenic.

Buyer Beware: Don't be fooled into buying mineral supplements that simply claim to be "colloidal." The term "colloidal" refers only to the very small particle size of the minerals used in these products. A far more important determinant of both the absorbability and safety of a mineral is whether or not the mineral is "organic" (i.e., derived from plant sources). Organic colloidal minerals are up to 20 times more absorbable and non-toxic when compared to inorganic colloidal minerals. It is a sad fact of the marketplace that many of the products being marketed as colloidal minerals are, in fact, inorganic colloidal minerals!
Forty four million copies of Dr. Wallach's Dead Doctors Don't Lie tape are presently in circulation. The message it contains has generated intense public interest in colloidal mineral supplementation. Unfortunately, few products on the market measure up to either the spirit or the intent of what Dr. Wallach advises. Some companies, for example, get their product from inappropriate sources, from ancient sea beds or clay deposits rather than directly from plants. Some companies water down their minerals or spike their product with metallic minerals to boost spectrograph readings. There is, however one company, one line of organic colloidal mineral supplements that towers above the rest. Not surprisingly it is Dr. Wallach's very own line: the Majestic Earth line of mineral supplements. When it comes to your health and the health of your loved ones insist on the best: MAJESTIC EARTH!

I found listening to Dr. Wallach's Dead Doctors Don't Lie to be very interesting and informative. It is amazing to think that if our bodies have the right amount of nutrients then they can repair themselves. Don't take my word for it though, this is just what I found while researching Dr.Wallach and listening to what my Grandpa has learned over the years.

If you are interested in learning more visit his website:
or check out his radio show

If you are interested in purchasing his line of vitamins visit:


90 Essential Nutrients - Youngevity Essential Sciences Flyer

1 comment:

  1. Youngevity was founded by Dr Wallach. The company has a great team of experienced scientific experts who have done extensive research on the effects of basic nutrional requirements particularly selenium.