JOEL WALLACH, B.S., D.V.M., N.D. received his B.S. in Agriculture & Nutrition from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri in 1962 and his Degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri in 1964. He received his Post Doctoral Fellowship in Comparative Medicine from the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri in 1968.
His theory that Cystic Fibrosis is caused by a nutritional deficiency (selenium, zinc, copper, B-2) before and after pregnancy, caused him to be fired within 24 hours’ notice from his job with Yerkes Primate Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia. His nutritional theory was not compatible with the traditional medical theory which holds that the disease is genetically transmitted.
After learning that Nutrition prevented diseases in animals, he decided to apply this knowledge to humans and earned his N.D. (Naturopathic Physician) Degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon in 1982.
Dr. Wallach is an internationally known educator, lecturer, clinician and author. He has written more than 70 peer review articles on Nutrition and Pharmacology and has contributed to 8 multi-author medical texts and reference books. He is the author of his own text/reference book on Comparative Medicine (W.B. Saunders Co.) and a book on self help (Wholistic Press). He and his wife Ma Lan, M.D. are the co-editors of “Health Consciousness” magazine.
Dr. Wallach is best known for his work in trace minerals and is the Chairman of the Board of Youngevity.
He was recently awarded the 2011 Klaus Schwarz medal by the Biological Trace Element Research Foundation for his landmark research that revealed the relationship between a congenital deficiency of selenium and the genesis of Cystic Fibrosis.
He will speak on Minerals, Oxygen & Cancer Control.