Answering The Critics:
"The Townsend Letter"
Dr. Wallach's views on health, nutrition, and on the state
of medical care in this country are unconventional, unorthodox and typically
"anti-establishment." In the last six months or so, as his audio tape,
Dead Doctors Don't Lie, has gained in popularity we have seen many attempts, in
the press and on the internet to discredit Dr. Wallach and to poke holes in his
arguments. In the July 1997 edition of the Townsend Letter for Doctors &
Patients Dr. Morton Walker, a respected medical journalist, does an excellent
job of both listing critical opinion and setting the record straight by
sounding Dr. Wallach's response. We reprint Dr. Walker's article, Medical
Journalist Report of Innovative Biologics here, in full, with permission of the
A Reporter's Response To The Internet Critique Of Joel
Wallach, Dvm, Nd, And His Audiocassette, 'Dead Doctors Don't Lie.'
On pages 126 to 128 of "BookCorners," the book
review section of the Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients, (#163/164,
February/March 1997), an article appeared criticizing the flamboyant, wholistic
medical mover and shaker, Joel Wallach, DVM, ND, of San Diego, California. The
outright criticism, as published, came from an anonymous source who commented
on Dr. Wallach's audiocassette tape, "Dead Doctors Don't Lie." Using
this cassette tape as a promotional tool, Dr. Wallach offers the public
innovative biologic food supplements in the form of colloidal minerals. The
audiotape has been broadly distributed by mail and through the internet to the
Unlike other reviews appearing in "BookCorners,"
this internet "Scientific Critique" was presented to TlfDP readers by
an unsigned source - no identity. Did its commentary come from publisher
Jonathan Collin, MD, editor Irene Alleger, editorial assistant Jule Klotter, or
another usual book reviewer for the TlfDP? The reader is left to ponder.
Such pondering led to my investigations. I was looking for
confirmation of the internet critic's "debunking" of statements made
by Dr. Wallach on his audiotape. Where might I find such confirmation? The
internet critic remains anonymous and the magazine's reviewer is anonymous,
too. I decided to be brazen and inquire of the tape producer himself. Besides,
although he deserves a chance to reply, Dr. Wallach had not previously been
given equal space by TlfDP. Strictly as a reporter on topics of innovative
biologics and occasional medical politics, therefore, I pursued the
veterinarian turned naturopath to get his response to the unidentified
critiquer who often branded Dead Doctors Don't Lie as "absurd and
insupportable." I also solicited Dr. Wallach's rebuttal, if any, to
implied criticisms from the unknown reviewer.
The following comments are taken from tape recorded
interviews I conducted in person and during telephone conversations with Dr.
Joel D. Wallach.
A 1991 Nominee for the Nobel Prize in Medicine
(1)The internet critic is unimpressed that Dr. Wallach was a
1991 Nobel Prize nominee for medicine and says "anyone can nominate
anyone." I know that the critic is wrong about the simplicity of this
nominating procedure, because I went through it twice in different years for
To nominate someone for the Nobel Prize in physiology or
medicine, one must first present personal credentials sufficient to warrant
receiving an application from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. When and
if the application arrives, the credentialed nominator must fill in the
application with accomplishments of the nominee and submit it to the
appropriate office at the Karolinska Institute.
Such a Nobel Prize nomination for Dr. Wallach is, in fact,
quite true, and I hold a copy of the nominating letter from the 3,000
membership, Atlanta-based Association of Eclectic Physicians (chartered in
1823), dated September 7, 1990. It's signed by Daniel G. Clark, MD and William
H. Moore, Jr., Esq. With three others, Dr. Wallach was to be considered because
of his "elucidating the pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis as a selenium
Performance of Animal and Human Autopsies
(2) The critic expresses doubt that Dr. Wallach performed
3,000 autopsies on humans. He did perform 17,500 autopsies on 454 species of animals
and, because of his experience, he was frequently asked to render professional
opinions on human autopsy material. Starting in 1962 Dr. Wallach performed
"re-do" human autopsies on "autopsy sets" supplied by the
National Institutes of Health (NIH). These "sets" consist of an
average of 400 pathology slides of human tissue along with the patients' health
histories. It's standard procedure for pathologists to study this way and, upon
completing a "set," the pathologist is credited with having performed
an autopsy. As a graduate student working toward his PhD, Dr. Wallach taught
pathology at Iowa State University as well.
From 1966 to 1968, Dr. Wallach was a postdoctoral fellow
with he Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, Washington University at St.
Louis, Missouri. There he continued to do animal and human autopsies under the
supervision of board certified pathologists.
People Suffer from Pica
(3) The critic looks askance at Dr. Wallach's description of
pica being a form of cribbing. Pica is the indiscriminate eating by humans of
non-nutritious substances with current evidence showing it's a manifestation of
particular mineral deficiencies. The variety of animal pica is referred to as
cribbing, and includes the eating of harmful substances such as stones and
materials forming the animals' stalls or cribs.
Dr. Wallach advises me that the snack food industry has
managed to convert people with pica from eating ice, dirt and grass to eating
sugared foods and salty chips - the munchies. This craving among mostly
inactive people comes from their expressing mineral deficiencies. Pica is a
symptom of mineral deficiencies, including iron and phosphorous.
Medical Doctors Die at Average Age 58
(4) The critic questions Dr. Wallach's statement on his tape
that US medical doctors have shorter life expectancies than the average
American, who dies at 75.5 years. He collects MD obituaries, including the
announcements of death in the Journal of the American Medical Association
(JAMA). From the small evaluation he performed on January 20 1993, Dr. Wallach
concludes that AMA members are seemingly dying at an average age of 57.6 years.
Dr. Wallach says, "Even if the internet critic is correct in stating that
the average physician lives 70 years, that's still five and a half years less
than the life expectancy of the average American citizen!"
An Anticancer Diet Exists
(5) The critic disagrees with Dr. Wallach that an anticancer
diet has been found. But this announcement was headlined in September 1993 from
a press release issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Anticancer
dietary supplements, specifically selenium, were pinpointed on December 25,
1996 by researchers at the University of Arizona, who published their findings
The Incidence of Alzheimer's Disease
(6) In disagreeing with Dr. Wallach's statistic of
Alzheimer's disease being as high as 50% among people over age seventy, the
internet critic states that the incidence of Alzheimer's disease actually is
3.9%. The critic is dead wrong again!
I coauthored a book showing causes and treatments for
dementia of the Alzheimer's type (DAT), Toxic Metal Syndrome: How Metal
Poisonings Can Affect Your Brain, with H. Richard Casdorph, MD, PhD, of Long
Beach, California, and our statistics differ sharply from he critic's numbers.
In contrast, Dr. Wallach comes close to being correct. In the book, I wrote:
"...Alzheimer's disease affects up to 10% of persons over sixty-five, 25%
of those over eighty, and nearly 50% over eighty-five...It is the fourth
leading cause of death in the United States with an upward trend producing
approximately 350,000 newly diagnosed cases of Alzheimer's disease
Pigs Manifest Alzheimer's Disease
(7) In disputing Dr. Wallach's knowledge and statements as a
veterinarian, the critic says that "pigs don't get Alzheimer's
disease." Dr. Wallach points out the at the critic is using incorrect
terminology in referring t the animals' disability. In pigs, chickens, and
other animals, Alzheimer's disease is called encephalomalacia, a brain syndrome
that matches the human form of such dementia. As with elderly humans, a type of
DAT does affect pigs.
Butter is Better than Olive Oil
(8) This critic commenting over the internet prefers olive
oil to butter as an eating and cooking fat, but Dr. Wallach likes butter
better. He took his information from the eating habits of long-lived societies
who use butter and yak fat, and those third world cultures often live to be 120
years old or beyond.
Copper Deficiency Causes Gray Hair and Wrinkles
(9) The critic comments adversely on Dr. Wallach's belief
that copper deficiency is the source of gray hair and facial wrinkles and
labels the statement as "absurd and insupportable." Dr. Wallach has
the research showing that the enzyme lyseal oxidase requires copper as a
cofactor to change proelastin into elastin. If one is copper deficient, the
process of making elastin stops so that wrinkles, sagging tissues, varicose
veins and other skin difficulties develop.
As to copper's connection to gray hair, the mineral is
required to form melanin which pigments hair. If you lack copper, pigment will
be sparse or absent. In animal husbandry, if a sheep farmer wants his black
animals to grow white wool, he gives them a copper deficiency. Turkey farmers
are able to raise birds with the same colorings as zebras - stripes or bars of
black and white or brown and white. As the turkeys' feathers grow and molt, the
farmers alternate feedings to produce copper deficiency and then copper
sufficiency...copper deficiency...copper sufficiency...copper
deficiency...copper sufficiency, as the feathers go through their growth
cycles. A bar-like effect is the result.
Cardiomyopathy Comes from a Selenium Deficiency
(10) The anonymous critic totally disagrees with Dr. Wallach
who states that cardiomyopathy derives from a selenium deficiency. In 1957,
veterinarians learned that cardiomyopathy and muscular dystrophy in animals
were caused by selenium deficiency. Cardiomyopathy in animals is called
mulberry heart disease and muscular dystrophy is known as white muscle disease.
As a veterinarian, Dr. Wallach's training gives him certain advantages over
doctors who treat humans only, for he reads the literature of both groups.
During the 1980's, Dr. Wallach conducted extensive study in
China on a fatal form of cardiomyopathy in humans known as Keshan disease (KD).
In this study, Dr. Wallach analyzed autopsy material from 1700 cases of DD at
Harbin Medical University, Shanghai Medical University and Beijing Medical
University. The results of this study have been published in two Chinese
medical journals. There was no selenium in the crop soils of Keshan China, so
13 out of every 1,000 children died of cardiomyopathy. The World Health
Organization (WHO) sent in a group of scientists who determined that, indeed,
selenium deficiency was causing the problem. One milligram of sodium selenite
(NaSe) fed to 36,000 school children was compared to 9,000 controls who
received no selenium. The result proved the lack of selenium was the cause of
cardiomyopathy heart disease. There were no genetic or infectious factors
The Death of Dr. Stewart Berger
(11) Then the critic played up the death of Stewart Berger,
MD, of New York City as resulting from cardiomyopathy because he was obese and
probably abused drugs. Dr. Wallach declares that even persons with bad habits
and who supplement their diets with nutrient pills not being absorbed as had
Dr. Berger, have a high probability of selenium deficiency.
Identifying the Anonymous Critic
(12) At this point during our interviews, in response to my
prodding him with certain additional irritating comments coming from his highly
critical challenger, Dr. Wallach identified whom he suspects as the anonymous
Dr. Wallach stated: "I believe this anonymous internet
critic actually is the paid consultant for several commercial companies that sell
multivitamin and multi-mineral pills. The motivation to criticize is likely to
come from this critic's desire to try and knock me off as a nutritional
supplement competitor. I've heard the same erroneous commentary from the critic
Aneurysms Arise from a Copper Deficiency
(13) When it comes to aneurysm, the internet critic
indicates that Dr. Wallach is off base when he blames aneurysm on a deficiency
of copper. Although there exist 40 different listings of aneurysm types, only
one root cause of them prevails, replies Dr. Wallach. It does not matter how
they get classified, lack of copper starts up the entire pathological process
evolving into aneurysm. "Remember, copper is required as a cofactor to
convert proelastin into elastin or elastic fibers; the basic root cause of all
Aneurysms is a disruption of the elastic fibers of the artery walls," says
the veterinarian/naturopath. "The fundamental definitive research on
aneurism and copper deficiency was performed on turkeys for farmers."
Male Pattern Baldness Comes from a Tin Deficiency
(14) The critic says that Dr. Wallach's remarks concerning
tin as a cause of baldness "is entirely incorrect." Yet, work with
animals was published in Kyoto, Japan in 1990 that indicates tin (Sn)
deficiency stimulates the development of male pattern baldness. Rats fed tin at
17.0 ng/gm show poor growth, reduced feeding efficiency, hearing loss, and
bilateral (male pattern) hair loss, while rats fed 1.99 mcg/gm were
physiologically and anatomically normal. Tin, in fact, is a prevention factor
for cancer. Also, a November 1991 US federal study shows that the lack of tin
in the diet leads to impaired hearing for older men at any given age than in
men of earlier generations.
Calcium Deficiency Causes Bell's Palsy
(15) This internet critic totally discounts Dr. Wallach's
claim that Bell's palsy, a condition with neurological symptoms, comes from a
calcium deficiency. When someone comes down with osteoporosis, the
veterinarian/naturopath explains, bones try to get stronger by generating
connective tissue so that they actually become measurably larger. The bones
squeeze against the nerves. In Bell's palsy the seventh cranial nerve gets
compressed by the newly grown connective tissue. To reverse Bell's palsy,
therefore, it is necessary to take minerals and other nutrients that reverse
osteoporosis, nutrients which may include calcium, magnesium, chondroitin
sulfate, etc. The bones will then revert to their normal size and ease pressure
on the seventh cranial nerve and Bell's palsy goes away.
Other neurological involvements relating to osteoporosis
from calcium deficiency are tinnitus (which may be associated with vertigo and
then it's called Wallach's vertigo), spinal stenosis, and tic douloreux or
trigeminal neuralgia. Corticosteroids do help temporarily because they stop the
inflammatory-like process affecting the connective tissues. But to get rid of
these problems, calcium and chondroitin sulfate must be given to correct
Vanadium/Chromium Deficiencies Upset Sugar Metabolism
(16) The internet critic puts no stock in Dr. Wallach's
focus on vanadium and chromium being two essential minerals involved in sugar
metabolism. The critic says that vanadium isn't even recognized as an essential
nutrient for humans. Dr. Wallach replies: "Vanadium and chromium affect
sugar and fat metabolism. In 1985, the Vancouver Medical School declared that
vanadium alone could replace insulin for adult onset diabetics."
Arthritis is Osteoporotic Bone Ends
(17) The internet critic flatout says that it's incorrect to
describe arthritis as being osteoporosis of the joint ends of the bones. Dr.
Wallach is firm in his admonition about wear and tear arthritis coming from
poor nutrition. Such a nutritional lack will be connected to the presence of
osteoporosis. He told me, "When the bone melts away, the cartilage wears
through and all this relates to calcium and other minerals being
deficient..Arthritics deficient in calcium will also be lacking in other
minerals such as sulfur, magnesium, and so forth."
Dr. Wallach Dismisses Good Oral Hygiene
(18) Shocked! Is the reaction of the internet critic as
related to Dr. Wallach discounting good oral hygiene as a prevention of
periodontal disease. In turn, the audiotape producer explains "When one
gets receding gums, gingivitis, pyorrhea periodontitis, loose teeth, and other
gum disease, the dental profession has the malignant belief that infection is
causing the problem. That's dumb! The baseline trouble is osteoporosis of the
jaw and facial bones. That's because the bones are rather thin and disappear
quickly in the presence of osteoporosis. The key to treatment is to give enough
calcium and other minerals. Good oral hygiene may assist against the associated
secondary infection but not the osteoporosis."
The Eating Habits of Long-Lived People
(19) "One of the most simplistic and nonsensical claims
made on this tape," says the internet critic, "is that people who
live to be 100 years old drink 40 cups of tea every day and put rock salt and
two pats of butter in each cup." Dr. Wallach backs up his statement by
advising that these long lived folk reside in semi-arid locations high in the
mountains. Therefore, they drink numerous two- to four-ounce cups of tea and
coffee daily and do use butter and salt in their beverage. His information, he
assures me, comes from the National Geographic magazine, published in January
Surgeons Make Mercedes Payments by Doing Hysterectomies
(20) The internet critic takes a pro-AMA stance when he or
she unequivocally states as a defense of surgeons, "hysterectomies are
being performed mostly because of ovarian cancer or other diseases."
Dr. Wallach says, "365,000 hysterectomies are done each
year and the group, Physicians for Responsible Medicine declare that only 10%
are of value. That group has supplied me with my figures. The same statement
was published again by that group in March 1997."
Osteoporosis Brings on Most Low Back Pain
(21) The critic labels "absurd" Dr. Wallach's
claim that osteoporosis is responsible for bringing on low back pain most of
the time. "Calcium deficiency is behind all types of back pain because
osteoporosis causes the actual symptomatology," this tape producer says in
Diabetes Cured with Vanadium/Chromium Supplementation
(22) The critic wants to see Dr. Wallach's patient records
showing that diabetics get permanent help by the appropriate use of vanadium
and chromium supplementation. "You can wean adult onset diabetics off
insulin, merely by giving them the amounts of vanadium and chromium that they
need, states the doctor.
Colloidal Minerals that Are Metallic and Non-Metallic
(23) The anonymous individual who has given us this so called
"scientific critique" wants to see Dr. Wallach's documentation for
his statement about metallic minerals and their 8 to 12% absorbability. In
answer, the Dead Doctors Don't Lie lecturer says, "Plant-derived colloidal
minerals don't come from soils as do elemental metallic minerals that are
fossilized and taken from the ground. After age 35 the ability of a human to
absorb metallic minerals drops to 3 to 5%. I took those numbers from the
seventh edition of Food, Nutrition and Diet Therapy, written by Krause and
Maham, published by the W.B. Saunders Company in 1984. Gerhardt Schrauzer, Dsc,
Professor Emeritis at the University of California at San Diego, shows that
plant-derived colloidal minerals are ten times more absorbable than
soil-derived elemental minerals."
Vitamin Tablets Appear in Portable Toilets
(24) The internet critic doesn't believe that the owner of a
portable toilet company sees vitamin tablets lying in his porta potties. In
answer, Dr. Wallach assures me that the portable toilet company is located in
Grand Rapids, Michigan.
"Also, the public works department of Salt Lake City,
Utah fills two 55 gallon cans with loads of vitamin and mineral pills each
year. The pills clog their sewer system's grid for the sewer processing plant.
Call the city's public works department to confirm my statement," advises
Iron Oxide (Rust) in Nutrient Formulations
(25) Being facetious, the internet critic says he's never
found rust listed on the label of any nutrient formulation. Since he didn't
understand the commentator's criticism, Dr. Wallach agreed that iron oxide
found on labels for bottles of multi minerals is rust and otherwise offered no
other reply to the implied criticism.
The Wallach Calcium Lactate Story
(26) The critic disdains Dr. Wallach's claim that only 10%
of calcium is a 1000-mg tablet of calcium lactate containing 250mg of calcium
is absorbed. Dr. Wallach does, indeed correct himself and advises that calcium
lactate holds just 140 mg of calcium with only 14mg absorbed. The tablet's
balance is 860mg of milk sugar which has little nutritional value.
98 Percent of Colloidal Minerals are Absorbed
(27) The critic is dubious of the audiotape's statement
relating to 98% colloidal mineral absorption because Dr. Wallach sells
colloidal minerals from plants. As quoted from his book, Rare Earths: Forbidden
Cures: "Mineral colloids are found in the living systems of bacteria,
fungi, green plants (food crops), animals and humans and are coated by a water
loving (hydrophilic) substance such as gelatin, albumin, albuminoids, or
collagen. This coating protects the now 'organic mineral colloid' and allows it
to be a crystalloid for absorption, storage and physiological uses, thus
maximizing its bioavailability to 98%."
Proof of the Value of Colloidal Minerals
(28) Proof of colloidal mineral value is demanded by our
internet critic, and I've just cited a paragraph from an entire book on the
subject (496 pages) written by Dr. Wallach as providing that proof.
Colloidal Minerals Stored in the Human Body
(29) A real difference of opinion exists between the
internet critic and Dr. Wallach as regarding the presence of colloidal minerals
in the human body. The critic emphasizes that they're only present in the ionic
state. In contrast, Dr. Wallach says, "The minerals stored with proteins
and lipids are in the colloidal form. The free, ionic minerals found in the
human body are in the blood and interstitial tissues, and some minerals formed
there are floating colloids as part of cells and interstitial tissues."
Long-lived Cultures Drink Glacial Water
(30) The internet critic's final complaint is that glacial
water drunk by long-lived cultures furnishes metallic minerals and not
colloidal ones. "That's not my point," Dr. Wallach replies. "The
populations noted for longevity get only a very small amount of minerals from
drinking glacial milk. Rather, those long-lived societies irrigate with glacial
milk to create soil by taking muck out of rivers, agricultural debris and
animal manure. They merely irrigate with glacial milk which puts metallic
minerals into the soil. The plants absorb these elemental minerals to produce
plant-derived colloidal minerals and the people eat those plants.
"This internet critic who is complaining about me is a
paid hack for numbers of multivitamin, multi mineral companies who are getting
hurt by the colloidal mineral movement," affirms Dr. Wallach. "The
companies are paying the person to try and do a hatchet job on me."
Aluminum Present in Colloidal Minerals.
(31) Next we drop to criticisms brought to this book review
section by someone who has chosen to ally with Dr. Wallach's internet critic
and to remain anonymous as well. Using literature coming from the very multi
nutrient manufacturing competitors Dr. Wallach alluded to just above in
criticism #30, the Townsend Letter critic questions the presence of aluminum
and strontium in colloidal minerals. My interview of Dr. Wallach causes me also
to be at odds with him on this point. In our warnings about toxic metals as the
source of Alzheimer's disease, my coauthored book, Toxic Metal Syndrome centers
its precautionary notes most emphatically on avoiding aluminum.
"In my own book, Rare Earths: Common Cures, I list a
lot of common foods containing aluminum: asparagus, beans, Brussels sprouts,
celery, cucumbers and much more. There is much more colloidal aluminum in two
slices of cucumbers than in a whole bottle of colloidal minerals," Dr.
Wallach states. "Aluminum makes up 12% of the Earth's crust and as our planet's
most common, it is found in all foods and water. Aluminum has nothing to do
with Alzheimer's disease. That's medical 'Ka-Ka' (the stuff left behind in
babies' diapers). I don't tell my patients to avoid aluminum deodorants. I want
my patients to smell good!"
My impression is that Dr. Wallach is shooting himself in the
foot by putting out this opinion which goes against vast numbers of medical
references and only gives aid to the aluminum industry of the United States and
Vitamin E Prevents Alzheimer's Disease in Pigs
(32) Quoting the competitive mineral manufacturer's
literature again, the unknown TlfDP reviewer says pigs don't get Alzheimer's
disease. "With the pig still alive, how would yo determine if the pig had
Alzheimer's disease?" wonders the reviewer. As Dr. Wallach explained in #7
above, pigs do come down with dementia of the Alzheimer's type (DAT).
"In pigs, Alzheimer's disease is called
encephalomalacia, a brain syndrome that matches the human form of such
dementia. As with elderly humans, a type of DAT does affect pigs," he
repeats. "The way one knows the pig has Alzheimer's disease is to do an
autopsy, the only verifiable method for the condition, just as in humans."
Again Questioned, Tin Deficiency Causes Baldness
(33) Our TlfDP critical reviewer again uses the competitive
manufacturer's printed material to question Dr. Wallach's blaming male pattern
baldness on tin deficiency. The veterinarian/naturopath once again cites his
references (shown below at footnote number 4 and 5).
Added to this is another statement made in a letter dated
February 25, 1997 written to the editor of Self magazine by Dr. Gerhardt N.
Schrauzer of San Diego. Informing the magazine, Dr. Schrauzer writes, "As
to tin deficiency as a possible cause of baldness, few of Dr. Wallach's critics
probably know that his view is backed by animal experiments originally
performed by K. Schwarz, et. al. And more recent evidence by K. Yokoi, M.
Kimura, and Y. Itokawa of Kyoto University, who found alopecia developing in
rats maintained on a low tin diet.
Reduction of Hcl and Digestive Enzymes
(34) The Townsend Letter critic sides with the internet
critic as regards Dr. Wallach's claim that there is 3 to 5% absorption of
metallic minerals. The two critics say that's "ridiculous." Dr.
Wallach replies, "Hypochlorhydrin is a common problem once people hit 35
years of age and that's why betaine hydrochloride sells so well. The reason
people younger get it is because they're put on a low-salt diet by ignorant
Osteoporosis is a Source of Low Back Pain
(35) "We concur with the internet author" who
thinks it's absurd to say that osteoporosis is a source of low back pain,"
affirms the TlfDP critical reviewer.
So who is the Townsend Letter critic agreeing with? What are
the internet critic's qualifications?" asks Dr. Wallach.
Vanadium Is Not an Essential Nutrient
(36) This critic representing the TlfDP agrees with the
internet critic when he or she says, "...vanadium has not been recognized
as an essential nutrient for humans and this is a true statement." Dr.
Wallach is firm when he says, "The Townsend Letter is wrong: it's a false
statement!" See below for the references footnoted from Dr. Wallach's
book, Rare Earths: Forbidden Cures, which indicate vanadium deficiency is
associated with he following multiple health problems: (a) slow growth, (b)
increased infant mortality, (c) elevated triglycerides, (d) cardiovascular
disease, (e) elevated cholesterol, (f) hypoglycemia, (g) hyperinsulinemia, (h)
diabetes, (i) infertility, and (j) obesity."
PMS Derives from Calcium Deficiency
(37) The TlfDP unnamed reviewer thinks it's absurd to
declare calcium deficiency as the cause of premenstrual syndrome. Dr. Wallach
responds with a quote from a University of California news release which said
seven years ago: "As much as 85% of the emotional and physical symptoms of
PMS derives from calcium deficiency."
Giving You the Rest of the Story"
(38) The TlfD&P critical reviewer, an admirer of Paul
Harvey, believes that the internet critic has been 'giving you the rest of the
story." Dr. Wallach doesn't accept such sloganeering. "Let's have the
internet author identified so that I can show you how little education he
has," says the lecturing veterinarian turned naturopath.
In contrast, Dr. Wallach offers his own qualifications,
"I have had 75 peer - reviewed articles published in medical and
veterinary journals. I've contributed chapters to 8 multi authored textbooks.
I've written a textbook of my own, The Diseases of Exotic Animals, containing
more than 1000 pages and 2,000 illustrations, published by W.B. Saunders in .
It describes over 13,500 of the 17,500 autopsies I've performed on large and
small exotic animals," he advises. "I have graduate hours of human
and animal pathology, and I gone through a three-year post-doctoral fellowship
in comparative pathology."
Now you really do have the rest of the story!
1. Casdorph, H.R. & M. Walker, Toxic Metal Syndrome: How
Poisonings Can Affect Your Brain (Garden City Park, New York Avery Publishing
Group, Inc. 1995) p.4
2. Chinese Journal of Epidemiology 8(3):186-199. 1989
3. Biological Trace Element Research 24:189-205, 1990
4. Katsuhiko, Y., et al. "Effect of dietary tin
deficiency on gr and mineral status in rats." Biological Trace Element
Research 24:223, 1990. The Hunann Press, Inc.
5. Cardarelli, N.F. Tin as a Vital Nutrient: Implications in
Cac Prophylaxis and Other Physiological Processes. (Boca Raton Florida: CRC
6. Wallach, J.D. & Ma Lan. Rare Earths: Forbidden Cures
(Bonita, CA: Double Happiness Publishing Co., 1994) p. 262
7. Schwarz, K. Biochim Biophys. Research Comm. 40:22-29,
8. McNeill, J.H. Biological Effects of Vanadium (Vancouver,
British Columbia: The University of British Columbia, June 16, 1990.
9. Nielaan, F.M. "Vanadium." In trace Elements in
Human and Animal Nutrition, , 5th edition. W. Mertz, editor, Volume I, II.