Prestigious Scientific Award Recognizes Discovery of Selenium-Cystic Fibrosis Link
A biomedical research pioneer, Dr. Joel D. Wallach, DVM, ND spent more than 40 years in the field of Veterinary Medicine, observing and researching the effects of individual nutrients on animal health, before becoming a Naturopathic Physician in 1982.
He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Missouri in 1962, with a major in Animal Husbandry (Nutrition) and a minor in Field Crops and Soils.
- 1964 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
- (1965-68) post-doctoral fellowship at The Center for the Biology of Natural Systems at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
- St. Louis Zoological Gardens, Missouri
- Shaw’s Botanical gardens, Missouri
A NIH training grant for $7.5 million was provided in 1965 to Marlin Perkins of the St. Louis Zoo and Barry Commoner of Washington University and Shaws Botanical Gardens who joined to form the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems. The grant was to study environmental pollution and other ecological factors that were thought to cause the premature death of captive animals and possibly humans. Dr. Wallach worked on rhino and elephant capture and marking conservation programs for the government of Zimbabwe and South Africa, also performing autopsies on culled and poached animals. Dr. Wallach has consulted with, worked for and performed autopsies at The National Science Foundation (in assistance to creation of the 1968 Animal Welfare Act), the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The University of Chicago, The University of Missouri, The Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, Washington University, The University of Tennessee, and Iowa State University.
Yerkes Primate Research Center
His work was progressing well until 1979, when he discovered and identified the first animal models for cystic fibrosis – monkeys – he found that he could reproduce their condition at will because it was a mineral deficiency. His find offered great promise for children with the disease, but when he made it public, the institute fired him on 24-hours notice. Amazed and perplexed, Dr. Wallach made the decision to go to medical school so he could treat children for cystic fibrosis himself. Realizing that traditional medical school was likely to be as repressive as the National Institute he accepted an invitation to teach nutrition at The National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Oregon.
1982 Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
- Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon clinic.
In 1982 he obtained a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon clinic. Doctor Wallach’s innovative slant is derived from his background in veterinary medicine. Because there’s no health insurance, animal products such as meat and dairy are kept affordable by preventing and curing diseases with nutritional formulas in animal feed. When he started incorporating similar nutritional formulas specializing in the nutritional treatment of cystic fibrosis patients, word got out that, soon people were flocking to the clinic.
In 1987, to continue his research on cystic fibrosis, he travelled to China with his new wife, Dr. Ma Lan, a Chinese physician, to conduct a study at Harbin Medical University.
1988 Recipient of the 1988 Wooster Beach Gold Medal Award
for significant breakthrough in the basic understanding of the cause and pathophysiology of Cystic Fibrosis awarded by the Association of Eclectic Physicians.
1991 Nobel Prize Nominee – Medicine
for his stunning discoveries in the use of trace minerals to prevent catastrophic diseases in the newborn. Nomination by the Association of Eclectic Physicians (Chartered 1823).
From 1990 to 1993, Wallach worked (legally) as a naturopathic physician for Hospital Santa Monica in Tijuana/Mexico.
The following city zoos and aquariums have also drawn on Dr. Wallach’s expertise in employing him to perform clinical work and animal autopsies: San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago (Lincoln Park, Brookfield and The John G Shedd Aquarium), New York, Washington D.C. (National), Detroit, Memphis, (Overton Park), St. Louis, Jacksonville, Fl; and The Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Wallach is the author/co-author of more than 70 articles published in peer-reviewed journals covering nutritional and pharmaceutical research. Also he is a major contributor to eleven books: 1979 Rhino Express, Diseases of Exotic Animals still used today by leading veterinary schools, and is Smithsonian Institute’s recommended reading for Zoological Garden and Aquarium libraries., 1989 Let’s Play Doctor, 1994 Rare Earths Forbidden Cure, 1997 Dead Doctors Don’t Lie, 2001 Let’s Play Herbal Doctor, 2002 God Bless America! Dr Wallach’s Nutritional Health and Survival Epiphany!, 2005 Hell’s Kitchen 2005 Passport to Aromatherapy Wallach’s guide to Aromatherapy, 2006 Black Gene Lies, Slave Quarter Cures, and 2006 Immortality. Buy his Books and CD’s now on the bottom of the page.
The Dead Doctors Don’t Lie Radio Show is a daily live nationally syndicated talk show with Dr. Wallach in the drivers seat. The show not only brings valuable information, but also includes live callers asking Dr. Wallach specific questions about their health and sharing testimonies by following Dr. Wallach’s unrivaled pathological experience through science based medical nutrition.
Dr. Wallach currently travels the US and abroad doing at least 300 live lectures each year. The lectures consist of a two-hour presentation using overhead transparencies to back up the information that is shared. The lectures are then followed by a question and answer session.
He currently dedicates his time to lecturing throughout the world on the therapeutic benefits of vitamins and minerals, and on lobbying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on behalf of the dietary supplement industry.