Doctors are the ones who are meant to educate us and help us with our health and lifestyle choices, but all too often most of us feel like there are things they simply aren’t telling us. One such sceptic, who also happens to be a medical professional is Dr. Joel Wallach, who worked as a research veterinarian at the National Institute of Health for the Center for Biology of Natural Systems at Washington University. While working there, Wallach performed thousands of autopsies on hundreds of animal species as well as 3,000 human autopsies. The things he discovered were amazing and he was the one who discovered and first managed to recreate cystic fibrosis in monkeys by nutritional deficit.
As a result of years of research, the doctor wrote and published a book in 1999 dubbed “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie” which talked about how the doctors often die young and usually due to poor nutritional choices. Wallach claims in his book that people could live for 120-140 years with proper diets, and his evidence was supported by a much older National Geographic article that also looked into Armenian and Azerbaijan ways of life. The interesting thing that both Wallach and the article talk about is the fact these people use glacier water to both drink and irrigate their crops, which contains a total of 60 metallic minerals, something unheard of in western diets.
Wallach performed research that found an average western athlete lives to be an average of 65 years old, while the less active people tend to live 10 years longer, up to 75.5 years old. He found that the main reason athletes were dying so young was that they expel the 60 minerals needed for life through sweat and that it is the lack of nutrients that leads to most medical conditions. Here is a list of 7 of the most important findings that Wallach presented in his book, most of which have also been confirmed by other studies and research.
1. Sodium (Salt) Is Not To Blame For High Blood Pressure
A JAMA Periatrics Journal published a research that claimed eating 3,000 mg of sodium per day will not have any negative effects of heightened blood pressure. This study included adolescent girls and showed that for them 3,000 mg of salt does not cause any health issues related with high blood pressure. In fact, this study claimed that eating less than 3,000 mg daily will put your health in danger. Another study showed on 2,185 girls between 9 and 10 years of age through 10 years of monitoring that eating this amount daily will not have any negative effects on blood pressure even in the future. Some more recent studies have shown that even eating 6,000 mg of sodium per day will still not increase your blood pressure.
So this begs the question, if salt is not the cause of high blood pressure, what is? A lot of Dr. Wallach’s work was based on earlier work of Dr. Linus Pauling who famously won Nobel Prizes for both Chemistry and Peace in 1954 and 1962 and claimed that every sickness and disease is related to a mineral deficiency. Pauling’s work was actually endorsed by the US Senate whose document 264 talked about how the nation’s food supply was lacking minerals due to soil depletion and how all the plants in USA were extremely depleted of all nutrients. 99% Americans were found to not receive enough minerals and a lack in any one of those minerals could easily lead to diseases. Calcium deficiency for instance, according to research can easily lead to heightened blood pressure.
2. Cholesterol Not Responsible For Heart Disease
Most doctors will tell you that high cholesterol is bad for your heart but according to research by Dr. Mercola, it may actually not be the best idea to lower your cholesterol. Much research says that taking the Stating drugs which lower your cholesterol actually do more harm to you than cholesterol itself. Statin apparently leads to pain and horrible muscular damage that is hard to revert. Furthermore, research has recently also suggested that high cholesterol may not even cause heart disease and according to Dr. Hyman sugar causes many more heart issues than cholesterol.
3. Lack Of Copper Causes Aneurysms
16,000 Americans die yearly of aortic aneurysms rupturing according to research and 20% of the 200,000 yearly strokes in the USA are caused by aneurysms. Copper deficiency has been recognized by one of the lead reasons for aneurysm development. Copper deprivation caused aneurysms in turkeys in one study. Copper deficiency has been known to lead to weak blood vessels which in turn often causes aneurysms. Other conditions have been linked to copper deprivation such as varicose veins as well as hemorrhoids.
4. Diabetes Can Be Prevented And Cured By Chromium
A trace mineral that most of us don’t even really know exists, Chromium can help greatly in both prevention and treatment of Type One and Type Two Diabetes. Chromium is deficient in 90% Americans and getting enough of it through normal diet is nearly impossible which is why supplementation of about 200 to 1000 micrograms a day is advised.
5. Vitamin E Can Slow Down Alzheimer’s
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association published in 2014 showed that Vitamin E can greatly help in slowing down one of the most commonly occurring mental illnesses of today, Alzheimer’s Disease. The study showed Vitamin E can slow down the disease development by 19% over 2.3 years. 613 patients were involved in the study and were tested at 14 different medical facilities. Other medications such as Exelon and Aricept were also a part of the study, but these do not cure the disease and rather only improve brain function in general.
6. Chicken Protein Cures Arthritis
Multiple scientific studies have shown that chicken protein can alleviate and even cure Arthritis. Wallach found that one article published back in 1993 claimed that patient eating dried chicken cartilage got better within just 10 days, and within 90 days the Arthritis was completely gone. In alternative, the patients could eat Knox Gelatin which is made up of tendons and beef cartilage. Half an ounce of Knox Gelatin per day with some orange juice seemed to cure Arthritis altogether.
Another study from the 90s supports the theory as the Ball State University also found gelatin to help reduce pains in athletes much better than placebo (which has no effect). This study was never published in a scientific journal at all. When studies like these don’t find their way into medical journals, one has to ask the question, is the big pharma behind it? Could it be that the doctors and pharmacists who live off of selling us pills would go out of business if studies like this one were published? The amino acids from gelatin cure Arthritis, says Wallach, so don’t let your doctor tell you otherwise.
7. Vitamin C Promotes Long Life
Doctors will tell you that 60 mg of Vitamin C per day is the right dosage. Actually they claim taking more can lead to kidney stones or even bigger issues. Dr. Linus Pauling, on the other hand claimed that you actually need 10,000 mg of Vitamin C if you want to live a really healthy and long life. While many argued with his claims, the doctor was found working 14 hours a day every single day, teaching a class at the University of California and working at his ranch. A UCLA study published in 1992 that investigated 11,000 people claimed that consuming 500 mg of Vitamin C daily will extend your life by 7 years. This study also completely debunked the myth that Vitamin C causes kidney stones.
Listening to your doctors is often the best idea, but the reality is in some cases, even they can be misinformed, or worse even, they could be lying to you. Feel free to investigate for yourself or ask for other opinions when your doctors tell you what you should or should not be eating and ingesting. After all, it is your body and your health, so there is no one who will devote more time and effort to it than yourself. Find out what works for you and stick to it and don’t always blindly trust your doctors as there are things they are not telling you.