447: Mineral Deficiency: Root Cause of Diseases

Dr. Joel Wallach And Ashley James


  • Root cause of mineral deficiency diseases
  • Four categories of health
  • Symptoms of osteoporosis of the skull
  • Why going gluten-free is important

Have you heard about osteoporosis of the skull? In this episode, Dr. Joel Wallach is back on the show, and he talks about different symptoms of osteoporosis of the skull. He shares that osteoporosis of the skull is a nutrient deficiency and can be cured with proper nutrition. He also talks about the root cause of mineral deficiency diseases and how it caused hundreds of diseases that we now have today.


Hello, true health seeker, and welcome to another exciting episode of the Learn True Health podcast. Today, we have my hero, Dr. Joel Wallach. He’s a Naturopathic physician with so much experience. He’s in his 80s, and he’s the reason why I no longer suffer from all the illnesses that I had. I’ve been mentored by him for the last 10 years, and it’s such an honor to have him back on the show.

Go listen to episode 435 to hear my first interview with him. In this episode, we continue our discussion, and then, in the end, he answers some questions for the listeners that posted questions in the Facebook group for him. We didn’t get to all the questions, so he’s agreed to come back on the show and he will continue to answer questions for us. As you’re listening to this episode, if you have questions for Dr. Wallach, come join the Learn True Health Facebook group, and when I announce that I’m going to have him on the show again, please post your questions in that thread and I will get them answered for you.

Now, as you’re listening to Dr. Wallach, if you’d like to get on his protocol, he designed a supplement company about 25 years ago. My family and I have actually been taking his supplements for the last 10 years, and I’ve been using them with my clients for the last 10 years having fantastic success. In this interview, I saw nine years and then I realized September was the 10th anniversary of me on his supplements, following his protocol, and reversing the illnesses and diseases I had using his information.

As you’re listening, if you want to get on his protocol, go to takeyoursupplements.com and one of our experienced health coaches that are trained on all of Dr. Wallach’s protocols will help you. There’s also a health coach training program that completely trains you in all of Dr. Wallach’s protocols and we can hook you up. It’s very affordable, and it teaches you exactly how to help people—yourself, your friends, and your family. It’s a great adjunct to those who are already in the health field, but also, it’s great for people who just want to learn for themselves.

I talk about IIN, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which is a year-long health coach training program. That’s a major program to start a career as a health coach or if you are in the health field in some way to really add tools to your tool belt. If you go to takeyoursupplements.com and talk to them about learning specifically Dr. Wallach’s protocol, that training is much shorter, and it’s specifically designed to teach you everything about Dr. Wallach’s protocol. It’s a fantastic adjunct to IIN or to anyone who wants to learn more about holistic health and healing. I have been working with the health coaches at takeyoursupplements.com for years, and we’ve all been trained by Dr. Wallach and all of his information.

What I love about his supplements, and the reason why he created these supplements is after all the research he did in discovering the root cause of 900 diseases—diseases that cross-species lines, and he’s published his work. For the last 35 years, he discovered the root cause of major diseases such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, even down syndrome. He discovered they’re all different mineral deficiencies and element deficiencies in utero, and he’s published these findings.

What he found was as he worked as a Naturopath with his clientele, they would get inconsistent results from different supplement companies because of the quality control (or lack thereof). So he was finally driven to produce his own, which have consistently, very high quality, and are third-party lab-tested. We can help you contact the company and get all the labs. They publish them. They’re very open about showing that Dr. Wallach’s supplements are very high quality, bio-available, easily absorbed by the body, and consistently get results, which is very exciting.

They also have a 30-day money-back guarantee, which I think is really important because I spent thousands of dollars on supplements before I ever met Dr. Wallach, and felt that it was just a waste until I met him and got on his. Overnight, I started to notice fantastic changes. So if you’re wary about buying another supplement, know that his—when you go to takeyoursupplements.com and work with them—has a money-back guarantee. That is to show you that you can trust them. And if you like it for whatever reason, we want you to be satisfied, and we want to show you that you can feel comfortable and safe trying them and knowing that the company is all about helping you get your health back, which is why I’m so happy to be part of all of this.

Awesome. Thank you so much for being a listener. Thank you so much for sharing this show with those you love. Strap yourselves in. This is going to be a great one. Enjoy today’s interview.

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[00:05:04] Ashley James: Welcome to the Learn True Health podcast. I’m your host, Ashley James. This is episode 447. I am so excited for today's guest. We have my hero, Dr. Joel Wallach. Dr. Wallach, because of you, I no longer suffer from type 2 diabetes, from chronic adrenal fatigue, which had me bedridden most days. I no longer suffer from the polycystic ovarian syndrome. I actually just got my blood work done with my Naturopath to confirm that I am the healthiest I’ve ever been. But the last nine years I’ve been on your protocol I’ve been able to reverse all these issues. I was told by an endocrinologist I would never ever conceive, that I was completely infertile. And because of your protocol, your guidance, and your advice, we conceived our child naturally. He is a healthy almost 5 ½-year-old boy. You have helped many of my family members, many of my friends, and my clients through your supplements and through your nutritional information.

It's such a pleasure to have you here. The difference you've made in millions of lives is so important. Your research has changed the world, but it needs to get mainstream. We have got to get your information out there, and that's why I’m having you back here today so you can continue to share this information. Thank you so much for being here.

[00:06:37] Dr. Joel Wallach: Well, you're very, very kind, Ashley. Thank you so much for the testimony and so forth. I get more women pregnant every year than any other man in history because I know the process. The human body has a phenomenal ability to heal itself, but it does need raw materials. You have to absorb and then you have to have the raw materials. You cannot get everything you need from your food. It's like saying don't waste your money on oil. Just put dirt from Texas in your car. There's bound to be some oil in it. That was very, very stupid. Well, it's very, very stupid to just say, well, I’m going to eat well and I’ll get everything I need. Nutritional minerals occur in veins like chocolate and chocolate ripple ice cream and veins like gold, silver, and coal. That's why in some places on earth, people live long healthy lives. They say, well, boy they don't even have doctors. They live 160-200, what's going on?

Well, that's because they live in a place that has the nutrients there because of the glaciers, grinding up rocks, and all that kind of stuff. That's why you see cultures, they're famous and legendary for long lives. James Hilton wrote the book of course and the movie came out of it, Lost Horizon. He was a New York Times reporter. He was told to go to Hunza where people were claiming to be over 200 years of age and so forth. He went there, spent a year, and he said, hey, this is real. He wrote an article for the New York Times, and he made a book out of it, Lost Horizon. It became a movie, Lost Horizon and Shangri-La where people live forever and all that kind of stuff.

I think the advantage I have, Ashley, is I’m a veterinarian as well as a physician. We don't have health insurance for animals. We do have life insurance for expensive racehorses, but when it comes to health insurance, health insurance is the vitamins and minerals they add to their food. We've eliminated every disease that still plagues humans. I’m proud that I was able to—through lawsuits in federal courts—forced the baby formulas to put nutrients in there that doctors said were poisonous. The baby formula manufacturers like Enfamil and [inaudible 00:08:54] put it in there. In federal courts, I won because I did 1700 autopsies on kids under the age of 10 published in three languages.

We got rid of cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, and crib death. I’m the guy that eliminated those three baby diseases. You don't hear about them anymore because I’ve eliminated them by putting all these nutrients into the baby formulas and eliminated them because none of them were genetic. And certainly, the mother never laid on the babies to kill them.

[00:09:21] Ashley James: Even more so, prenatal nutrition, and even before we get pregnant, helping the mother become fully nutrified is incredibly important. Now, we talked about your experiences with curing Keshan disease. We didn't get into talking about your work with the Amish though. Can you tell us the story about how you were invited—I believe it was—in Pennsylvania to go and help the Amish figure out what was going on with infertility and the diseases that were plaguing them?

[00:09:51] Dr. Joel Wallach: Yeah. They had a lot of birth defects. Amish all over the country were plagued with birth defects. I had been working with the Amish. Started out in Kansas City, Missouri who was the parents of an Amish kid who became a decorated Navy Seal of all things. When he came back he said, look, we got to really spend some time with these Amish communities. They have so many birth defects. The doctors just tell them it's genetic and there's nothing to do about it.

Well, it turns out that all these birth defects—and I’ll tell you a couple of specific stories—with the exception of getting the measles early in pregnancy and you damage the embryo that way. You're too young probably, Ashley, to remember thalidomide, which was a pharmaceutical made to deal with morning sickness made in Australia and it was shipped over here. Ob-Gyns actually gave it to mothers early in pregnancy when they were having morning sickness. We had 10,000 babies born in America with no arms and legs because thalidomide interrupted that part of the embryonic development.

With the exception of those kinds of things, 99% of all birth defects are caused by nutritional deficiency during the developmental stages of the embryo. There are no genetic diseases transmitted as birth defects. I’ll repeat that. There are no genetic diseases transmitted as birth defects. There's no genetic disease transmitted like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and that kind of stuff. As a result, my thesis, which is from my 10-year study—20,000 autopsies. It's kind of like a Ph.D. degree for a post-doctoral fellowship like a Ph.D. degree at Washington University in St. Louis. My thesis is in the Smithsonian Institute as a national treasure. We got a $25 million grant. Did the 20,000 autopsies. Did all the work, tracked everything down. Showed how all the birth defects could be prevented with prenatal nutrition, and how all these diseases that are said to be genetic in families were not genetic.

The example I used was sickle cell anemia because every thesis of animals can have sickle cell anemia. Both white guys and black guys get sickle cell anemia, and it's all caused by the same nutritional deficiency in the early stages of embryonic development when the bone marrow is being developed. This nutrient is missing in central Africa. That's why so many people in Central Africa—like the Congo and places like that—they have sickle cell anemia. Of course, the medical doctors say, oh, it's due to a genetic thing in these people in the Congo. No, they're just missing that nutrient.

[00:12:29] Ashley James: The nutrient is missing from the soil so they're not getting it when they eat their food?

[00:12:32] Dr. Joel Wallach: That's correct because plants cannot make this nutrient. I’ll give you a hint, it's a mineral. The plants cannot make it. Here's the beautiful part of it. So I’m seeing all these white kids with sickle cell anemia. I’m tracking their families, they don't have any interactions with black families and there's no intermarriages or anything like that. So it turns out, it's the exact same deficiency in white guys as black guys. In white guys, they gave it a different name. In white guys, they call it thalassemia, and in black guys, they call it sickle cell anemia. It's the same exact birth defect.

I’ve done this. Actually, in my presentation, I show people that both the mother and father have either thalassemia or sickle cell anemia, they'll have 10 normal kids as long as they're getting all 90 essential nutrients for at least three months before they get pregnant. Nutritional deficiency.

[00:13:35] Ashley James: Because it happened in utero though, can you reverse sickle cell anemia or is it baked into the cake?

[00:13:41] Dr. Joel Wallach: It's baked into the cake. However, I can take somebody who has maybe 25%-30% percent of their cells will be sickle cell anemia or thalassemia. I can give them a program and I might drop it down to 12%-15% because I’m really feeding the healthy cells in the bone marrow. They just make more healthy hemoglobin. But it is baked into the cake, all right. I can improve them, but you can't cure them. I can take a mother and a father—both of whom have sickle cell anemia or both of whom have thalassemia—give them all 90 essential nutrients for three to six months prior to pregnancy and guess what, they can have 25 normal babies. This one, my thesis is in the Smithsonian Institute of Natural Treasure.

There's a great little story about arctic foxes at the Brookfield Zoo when I was working there, and it was part of this grant where I did my 20,000 autopsies. They had a big aquarium there so I had to spend a couple of years there dealing with all the tortoises, sea turtles, and things like that. I was covering all the species.

Anyway, the keepers came to me and said, “Look, we're going to bring you 10 baby arctic foxes, and the mother and father are wild-caught arctic foxes. We just had a litter of 10 babies all born with cleft palate. They have a bad gene, we want to get rid of them.” “No, no,” I said, “Oh my gosh. This is perfect. I've been looking for something like this and you guys are going to bring me the babies and bring me the foxes. What were you feeding them?” “Well, we gave them horse meat. Gave the two animal foxes horse meat because they're carnivores. They’re meat-eaters.” “Well, did you give me any vitamins and minerals?” “No.”

“Okay. Well, that's why all the baby foxes were born with cleft palates. It's a birth defect caused by cleft palates when they go from a flat disc into a tube, at that moment when their palate is forming, they're missing these nutrients and it doesn't close completely. Then they get cleft palate, cleft lip, and all kinds of stuff. So what I want you to do is start feeding the mother and father dog food, and then I want you to get infant formula, milk replacer like we're going to give orphan baby puppies and start feeding those baby foxes. 

When baby foxes get to be six months old, they're going to go through puberty. Then I want you to take one female baby and put it with a father. I want you to put one male baby and put it with the mother, and all the other brothers and sisters you're going to put together we'll have five pairs of inbreeding. Actually, we'll have seven pairs of inbreeding with the mother and father. You tell me when the baby foxes are born.”

Well, it took six months for them to get to puberty, and then of course the baby foxes when they started eating solid food, we got them on dog food also. To make a long story short, we had 100 baby foxes born a year and a half later, and guess what? They're all born perfectly normal, no cleft palates even though we were seriously inbreeding—brother and sister, mother and son, father and daughter. They're all born perfectly normal because we gave them all the nutrients. This is written up in scientific journals. It's in the book Rare Earths: Forbidden Cures. It's in the book Epigenetic. And it's in my presentation, which I give all the time in the section on pregnancies.

Gosh, I have so many horrible pictures. They would do abortions of babies born with a terrible cycloptic eye—one eye in the middle of their forehead—or their brain was sticking out of their skull, and things like that. They would go ahead and do an abortion. They bring me those babies so I have lots of pictures of horrible birth defects all of which are preventable by proper diet—maximize absorption, no gluten, no fried foods, no processed meats, no oils, and then you throw in the 90 essential nutrients and there will never be another birth defect.

[00:17:41] Ashley James: The best place to get the 90 essential nutrients—myself and others who have been mentored by you, working with you, and working with your supplements for the last nine years—is takeyoursupplements.com. If you go to takeyoursupplements.com, you fill out your information, and you actually speak to one of us. We work with you and help you get on Dr. Wallach's protocol. I want to talk about the four categories of health and healing in terms of nutrient deficiency, and how you easily help people to reverse diseases. But before we do, I just want to wrap up the Amish story.

You went with Marvin Rob, and I’ve met Marvin Rob—an amazing, amazing man. I’ve learned so much from him too, and the two of you went to the Amish communities where there was a lot of infertility and birth defects. What happened?

[00:18:36] Dr. Joel Wallach: Well, basically, the Amish, of course, they grow a lot of grain—wheat, barley, rye, and oats. They eat so much of that bread, spaghetti, noodles, pancakes, waffles, pie crusts, cake, and so forth. Well, guess what. They have so much gluten their intestines are all dead. They lost the villi in their intestines, and they couldn't absorb nutrients even if they had them in their food. Now nutritional minerals do not occur in a uniform blanket around the coast of the earth. They occur in veins like gold, silver, and coal. The only way you're going to guarantee you're going to get all 90 essential nutrients is to supplement.

Well, even if you supplement, if your villi are all gone, you can't efficiently absorb them, so they're still having problems. We took some willing families that had some really serious problems. There was one family, I think it was Idaho. A 31-year-old young man and he was in a wheelchair for 31 years because he was born with severe muscular dystrophy, and they were told there was nothing to be done about it. Just giving care that dealt with the symptoms as opposed to there's nothing you can do. To make a long story short, his name is Amos Wiki. This got to be 12, 15 years ago. We put Amos on the 90 essential nutrients. We gave him extra of the nutrients we're missing when you have muscular dystrophy. Of course, they had already published a story about Jerry Lewis and so forth and everybody knew about that.

Jerry Lewis, of course, we gave him 50 of these Amish kids who were born with muscular dystrophy. We had cured them. We gave him the charts. He took them to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and before he left the room they fired him. He said, “Well, Wallach’s curing all these people with muscular dystrophy.” They fired him and took him off the telethon route. This is in 2011. And in 2015, they had to stop the telethon because they couldn't raise a penny without Jerry Lewis being on there. He'd already raised $2 billion on the telethon, but when they took him off the telethon, they couldn't raise a penny.

Anyway, here's Amos Wiki. We put him on the program and we cured him. About a year later, Marvin and I are going from colony to colony in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Idaho, Utah, Texas, and so on running in all these Amish. They have annual meetings and all the farmers get together and say, okay, this year we're all going to go grow sweet potatoes. This year we need extra, this, that, and the other. So they make all these plans, and they don't have computers, telephones, cell phones, iPads, and things. They have to have these big meetings to communicate this stuff with each other. Otherwise, they're writing letters and so forth, and they don't like to do that. They rather just get together.

I was going to speak to them because they were having this big gathering of 150 Amish families in Idaho, and Marvin took me there. This elder—white hair, typical looking Amish guy, probably in the 60s. Very, very accusing tone, “Before we start, Wallach, I want to know. You've been working with Amos Wiki for years. For three years you've worked with him and he's still sitting in his wheelchair.” And Amos wiki was sleeping in his wheelchair. About 180 pounds, 31 years old. So I said to myself, what would Moses do here?

What I did, I had to be a little bit of a showman, right? I stuck my right arm out 180 degrees away from Amos. I stuck my index finger out and I slowly, slowly turned through the face of the audience all around until I was pointing at Amos. I screamed his name. I said, “Amos, get up and dance.” And Amos got out of his wheelchair and he started doing a little jig. He runs up the middle aisle, runs around all the outside isles three times, and sits back down in the chair. Everybody, they couldn't even breathe. It was quiet. They could not breathe.

What had happened was Amos, in 90 days, we had cured him of his muscular dystrophy after 31 years of muscular dystrophy. But he had paid for that wheelchair himself. They don't have health insurance so he paid for the wheelchair himself. He didn't want to give it away, sell it, or just throw in the barn. So he took it with him wherever he went, and wherever he went he would just sit in his own wheelchair. He didn't need it anymore. But the elder Amish guy thought Amos was still in the wheelchair because he still had muscular dystrophy. But no, we cured him in three months.

[00:23:45] Ashley James: I love it.

[00:23:47] Dr. Joel Wallach: We deal a lot with every kind of autoimmune disease you can think of. Things like lupus, which Amish used to get a lot of. They have the butterfly rash on their face, and it's kind of like fibromyalgia with a butterfly rash in your face they call it lupus, an autoimmune disease. It's really just a manifestation of gluten. They can't absorb nutrients. One nutritional deficiency causes eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and rosacea when you have a deficiency of that nutrient. Also, you get ulcerative colitis, your villi go away, you get diverticulitis, Crohn's disease, or irritable bowel syndrome. Basically, these diseases are all gone in the Amish community now. They used to eat so much wheat, barley, rye, and oats because that's what they would grow to feed their livestock and also to sell in the markets.

Now they know they need to live like Asians and they eat rice. They can't have fried rice, but they could eat wild rice, white rice, yellow rice, and red rice. They could eat sweet potatoes. They can eat their dairy. They can have all the vegetables they want. They can have buckwheat, which is not wheat. They can have millet. They can have corn and so forth. All the diseases they used to get, they don't get anymore because we got them off of gluten, got them on the 90 essential nutrients, 60 minerals, 16 vitamins, 12 aminos, and 3 fatty acids. And 2/3 of the 90 essential nutrients are our minerals.

Plants do not make minerals. They can make vitamins, they can make amino acids, they can make fatty acids, but they can't make minerals. Plants only need three elements from the soil, and farmers, Ashley, get paid by tonnage. They don't get paid by the nutritional value of the food, they get paid by tonnage. When you look at all commercial fertilizers, they only have three minerals in it. They don't have 60. They only have three. When they get everything ready to harvest, they harvest it, they sell it, it goes to the market, and we get three minerals in our food.

[00:25:58] Ashley James: Can you imagine what our health would be like as a globe if farmers got paid for the nutritional quality of their crop and if doctors got paid for results?

[00:26:10] Dr. Joel Wallach: Well, yeah. That'd be a totally different story.

[00:26:14] Ashley James: Yeah, exactly. There'd be no disease, and everyone would be listening to you.

[00:26:17] Dr. Joel Wallach: I can tell you when it all happens, 3:00 PM in the afternoon, Monday, September 4, 1882 on Pearl Street in New York City in the bluff overlooking the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, Thomas Edison pulled the switch on the first commercial electric generating plant and lit up part of New York City. Within 10 years, 100 new diseases occurred that had never happened before in America. All mineral deficiency diseases and doctors are telling people, oh these are genetic because before 3:00 PM in the afternoon, Monday, September 4, 1882, nobody had electricity. Everybody had wood stoves. They were putting their wood ashes into their gardens, and wood ashes are more than just carbon. Wood ashes are the minerals that are left when you burn the carbon in the wood, the corn stalks, or whatever it is you're burning, coal.

People put their wood ashes in their garden as fertilizer. If you were in a place where there were 15 minerals in the soil, there were 15 minerals that would ashes. If you're in a place where they had 25 minerals in the soil, there were 25 minerals in the wood ashes. People did much better when they were putting their wood ashes in their gardens. I’m going to give you one more bit of story here and I’ll turn back to you. 

That is most people don't know this, Ashley, but slaves lived longer than plantation owners. There were more 100-year-old slaves than there were 100-year-old white people. Most chief slaves who were actually running the plantation operations outlive three generations of white plantation owners who die in their 40s and 50s. These slaves are 110, 112 still running the show. That's because the plantation owners want to be like kings and dukes. They just ate the meat—steaks, roasts, and loins, that kind of stuff. They made the slaves eat the chicken feet, pig's feet, the livers, the brains, the heart, and the lungs, which had all the trace minerals in it plus the sulfur, the calcium, and the magnesium. They would put the bones from what they would eat onto the stove at night and water and just simmer it all night and make bone broth soup.

[00:28:55] Ashley James: And get more minerals.

[00:28:57] Dr. Joel Wallach: Yeah. The white people didn't drink that or eat that. That was all the slaves. That's why there was uncle Thomas. They couldn't call him Sir Tom or Sir Remus. They call him Uncle Remus because they were giving him some kind of heroic name for living so long and running the plantations. Being an Uncle Tom was a good thing. Being an Uncle Remus was a good thing. Being an Aunt Jemima was a good thing because they were living to be 100 eating the things that the plantation owners thought were not even fit to feed a dog, only slaves could eat them.

[00:29:43] Ashley James: And they were getting more nutrition because of it. That's fascinating.

[00:29:47] Dr. Joel Wallach: Isn't that crazy?

[00:29:48] Ashley James: Yeah. I love how you look through history—different cultures, the rate of disease, and how you can link it all back that the people who have the lowest rate of disease and the highest rate of longevity are the people who are getting all their minerals, getting more minerals, and getting more nutrition. That's very fascinating. I just love it. 

Now, it's been complicated for people to understand how to reverse disease, but you, in the last few years—in working with so many wonderful experts—have devised something to make it really simple. So that the average person or even health coaches who want to jump in and use your protocol, not only for themselves, but also for their clients or for their friends and family, they could understand how to figure out what nutrients their client, their selves, or their friends or families are missing. Can you discuss the four categories of health, and dive into how we can utilize them to help reverse disease?

[00:31:00] Dr. Joel Wallach: Yeah, well you have to appreciate that all tissue has stem cells. No matter what tissue in the body, every tissue in the body has stem cells. The purpose of the stem cells is to make new cells when the old ones die because none of your body cells live forever so they have a lifespan. They might only live six weeks, six months, two years, or whatever it is. Then the stem cells will replace them with a new cell. Also, if you have an injury like a trauma, an injury where you get a bruise, a cut, a burn, or something like that, your stem cells will repair those injured cells and make new ones when the old ones die. They all require the 90 essential nutrients.

This is why people who live in areas that have lots of minerals in the soil and eat food grown there, they actually have much longer lives. They tend to be disease-free, are very strong, and can resist the plague and all that kind of stuff which everybody else gets. People say well where are the longest-lived people on earth? The longest-lived people on earth come from Hunza, which is where the [inaudible 00:32:20] Glacier is which is in China. There's a place called Pakistan and China, the [inaudible 00:32:30] glacier in Hunza is in between them. 

These are the longest-lived people on earth. And again, the Hunzas didn't know what they were doing. They just drank the water that came out from underneath the glaciers. They irrigated with the water that came out from underneath the glaciers. The glacial water had the minerals in it because the glaciers were grinding up all the rocks. It just so happens all the rocks there have 78 minerals.

Also, this is where we get our plant minerals from these types of deposits. There's half a dozen on earth, and we get our minerals from these types of deposits which come from the ocean. It's not like rock. These are not rocks. These are plants. I’ll tell you a little bit about that in a second. And then also, we can get these things from the pink Himalayan salt. In the Himalayan mountains, when the oceans dried up, all the salt and minerals that were in the oceans there piled up down there and became the pink Himalayan salt. They have 84 minerals in them.

Now, Ashley, before I answer your question, I’m going to tackle it backward a little bit so when I answer the question it'll make sense.

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[00:33:53] Ashley James: Okay.

[00:33:54] Dr. Joel Wallach: You know the carbon dioxide is going up in the air, and all the environmentalists are convinced that it's due to fossil fuels for gasoline, oil, and all kinds of stuff for cars and things.

[00:34:09] Ashley James: Cow farts.

[00:34:12] Dr. Joel Wallach: Yeah, things like burning coal, oil, and gasoline and all that kind of stuff. That's where the carbon dioxide is coming from. They want everybody to drive Tesla cars and have all these hydroelectric plants and everything. Well, going back to the 1920s, they began to put in hydroelectric dams. Today, to make a long story short, we have a million hydroelectric dams. We have two million dams for our irrigation and water conservation. We have 400 million farm ponds that intercept the flow from creeks that would go into tributaries to dump these silts, minerals, and volcanic ash into the big rivers, which would then go feed the ocean and feed the reefs. Millions not thousands, millions of these dams.

Well, here's what happened is they shut off the food supply to the algae that were eating the carbon monoxide. Algae make up more plant life than all the plants on dry land earth. Algae in the ocean have a bigger plant mass than that. Well, algae, the purpose of it is to eat the carbon dioxide in the air, throw out oxygen into the atmosphere, then take the carbon out of the carbon dioxide, and make carbon chains like amino acids, carbohydrates, sugars, fiber, and stuff like that for plants like kelp and that kind of stuff. Well, we dammed up the rivers with 1 million hydroelectric dams, 2 million water conservation dams, and 400 billion farm ponds. We cut off the food. Only man has the power to cut off the food supply to the ocean, cut off the food supply to the reefs.

I gave a lecture last year, a little more than a year ago—August of 2019, to Tesla at their annual meeting, and 2/3 of my lecture I had maps of all the places where the reefs have died and showed where they had dammed up all the rivers. I have pictures of the maps and then where the rivers were dammed up. In Queensland in Australia where the Great Barrier Reef is they dammed up all the rivers that were feeding the volcanic ash into the ocean on the western side of the great barrier reef that killed the great barrier reef by making hydroelectric there. 

We're working on getting a grant. We're going to rebuild Queensland, we're going to rebuild the Great Barrier Reef. We're going to leave them to have their electric dams. We're just going to go around them, through them, or over them with augers, get the silt back to the algae that were feeding the Great Barrier Reefs. And in 90 days’ time, we will have rebuilt the Great Barrier Reef and prove to the environmentalists it was the dams that caused the problems.

That's why anybody dealing with electricity and they want to make more electricity, it's actually safer to burn coal than it is to dam up the rivers. Just think of all the diseases we've gotten since we went away from wood ashes for fertilizing our plants and we're using electricity now. We got 1000 new diseases that never existed before because of nutritional deficiency.

[00:38:04] Ashley James: To summarize what you said because it is such an important—that moment you said, that exact moment that Edison did that. The exact moment, just a pivotal change happened in our world because until then, we were cooking with fire, basically. We're cooking with wood.

[00:38:26] Dr. Joel Wallach: Wood and coal.

[00:38:28] Ashley James: But if you look at old like a few hundred-year-old recipes for bread, for example, they'll call for wood ash. They'll call for the white ash to be added to the food. Or they used it as a thickening agent in stews. We used to eat minerals, and we used to put them in our garden. Minerals were part of our everyday supplementation. We didn't know it. We didn't know that it was, we just did it. It kept us healthy until we traded in our wood stove for the electric stove a few generations later plus everything we've done with commercial farming, we're not getting the 60 essential minerals. I’ve heard you talk about the dams before but it really, really hit me today.

What we saw happen with our bodies over the last hundred years in terms of mineral deficiency and the rates of diseases go up. Now we're doing it to our oceans. Isn't it 70% of the earth is covered in water, and we've starved the minerals. We've cut off the mineral supply because of all these dams with the food supply, the mineral supply to the algae. And the algae is the most important plant on our earth to help us breathe oxygen and create homeostasis.

[00:39:55] Dr. Joel Wallach: Something usable from carbon dioxide.

[00:39:57] Ashley James: Right. What we did to our bodies over the last hundred years is what we're doing to the entire ocean right now. And it all comes back to minerals are the most important thing for our health. Of course, vitamins are, but I’ve heard you say you can accidentally get vitamins if you eat enough vegetables, but you can't accidentally get enough minerals because of all the things that you’ve talked about.

[00:40:22] Dr. Joel Wallach: Plants don’t make minerals.

[00:40:23] Ashley James: Right. They have to be grown in minerally rich soil, which is very hard to secure especially because of the farming practices of the last hundred years and the fact that we're not re-mineralizing our soil.

[00:40:35] Dr. Joel Wallach: After a few years, the minerals and salt are gone because the plants suck them out of the soil. Now, grandma, as you point out, used to eat wood ashes and she'd put them in the bread dough, she'd put him in the soup, and that kind of stuff. When she got crazy cravings when she was pregnant, she'd go out in the yard with a spoon and eat dirt, and she'd eat more wood ashes when she was pregnant. It's called pica.

Now, during the Second World War when they came up with baby formulas so mothers could work in the factory so they didn't have to breastfeed their babies, babies developed what was called cribbing. They would chew on the rails and the cribs because they were minerally deficient. They were looking for minerals and say we put their hands on the crib rails and chew on the rails and they call it cribbing. When horses are minerally deficient, they chew on the top rail of a barn stall, they call it cribbing because the horse looks like they’re doing what the kids are doing in the crib.

Now grandma didn't know why, but she knew that the terrible craving she had would go away when she would eat wood ashes and put them in the food and that kind of stuff. Also, obesity was not a big problem in the world until electricity came along. I mean, if you wanted to see an obese person you had to go to the carnival or the circus, and they would have the fat lady who was 300 pounds. Other than seeing a fat lady in the circus or the carnival, you never see a fat person because they're eating minerals because they're putting the wood ashes into their food.

When you have pica, you're driven to want to eat even though you just had a 5000-calorie dinner. If you're missing minerals, you are going to eat and eat and eat and eat six desserts and all that kind of stuff. That's when the clever guys came along and said you know grandma's out there eating dirt. We need to make pretzels, potato chips, corn puffs, and all these desserts and sell them in the stores. She'll buy those desserts and eat those rather than eating dirt and ashes. That way we can make some money. We're not making any money with her eating dirt and wood ashes because entrepreneurs noticed that grandma's eating that stuff because she was craving them.

[00:42:45] Ashley James: Why is it that people will crave salty foods or sweet foods when their body really wants minerals?

[00:42:52] Dr. Joel Wallach: Because they don't know. They've never been taught that craving is telling them to eat minerals. If you've ever been around cattle farms, bee farms, they put these red trace mineral salt blocks out in the pasture on the big corrals. The cattle will lick the salt, they'll lick the salt, they're getting the trace minerals at the same time because they need the salt. All vertebrates require sodium chloride for digestion to make stomach acid and all that kind of stuff. Now, here's a funny piece to it.

You go back to the years 3600 BC, there was a healer in Egypt who began to give people dried seaweed. He noticed that the ones that had goiter when he gave them dry seaweed their goiter would go away. Well, that went on until 1930. That's a big long time. Almost 4000 years. About 1930, chemists were doing analyses of seaweed. It was getting rid of goiter in people, and he noticed that one of the biggest things in the seaweed that would cure goiter was iodine. It was in 1875.

Then comes along 1920. There was a salt company in New York. They're selling a lot of salt, but they read about this iodine, which was a big problem all around the world. They put iodine in salt and they called it iodized salt. We eliminated goiter in the world with iodized salt because everybody salted their food because they were deficient in salt, so they would eat salt with iodine. They got iodized salt.

Well, just before the Second World War, all these doctors were getting trained in medical schools. Being told that salt is what creates high blood pressure. So they're running around telling people to get rid of the salt out of your diet, it will lower your blood pressure, so take drugs. But they didn't say be sure you're taking a supplement that has iodine in it, so goiter came back with a vengeance. That's why we have so much stuff going on with our thyroid glands now because even if they do have salt out there with iodine in it, people are told don't use salt.

[00:45:25] Ashley James: Fascinating. And you pointed out that our body actually needs salt in order to make hydrochloric acid.

[00:45:33] Dr. Joel Wallach: For digestion.

[00:45:35] Ashley James: And if we don't have enough hydrochloric acid, then we get heartburn, and then a doctor will put someone on antacids which just makes the problem worse. Then they can't digest, so then they can't absorb. so now they're going to become more nutrient deficient quicker and then they can get on more drugs. It's just a perfect path to make the pharmaceutical company money.

[00:45:58] Dr. Joel Wallach: You’re exactly right. That's why we have our savory division, our spice division, we have the pink Himalayan salt. I use that on my breakfast food, my lunch, and my dinners. I use our pink Himalayan salt, and I take it with me when I go out on the road, and it has 84 minerals in there. That's an addition to our sports drink, which has 78 minerals in it. Our plant-derived minerals have 78 minerals in it. We have in capsules, liquids, and powders. Oh my. There are so many diseases, they're very simply gotten rid of.

For instance, diabetes. You don't need to go to a doctor to see if you have diabetes. You go to a pharmacy without a prescription. You get the test strips for your urine, you get the test scripture blood, and for about $1.50 for each test strip, in three minutes you'll know if you're diabetic or not. And you didn't have to pay $100 for an office call. You didn't have to pay $200 for a lab fee. It just cost you $3 or $2.50 test strips, and you know if you have diabetes or not.

And then of course, if you have diabetes, we have what we call the Healthy Blood Sugar Pack. If you've had it for 30 years, in 30 days or less you'll actually be an ex-diabetic.

Of course, the scorecard for how well you're doing, how well you're managing your diabetes is the A1C. It’s supposed to be down around 5. I get people, their A1C has been 15-19 for 20, 30 years. We get them on our program, our Healthy Blood Sugar Pack, and get them off of gluten so they can absorb everything. In six weeks, their A1C is now 4 and they don't have diabetes anymore. They go into their annual or quarterly physical and the doctor says, we've got to run your A1C again, it came out 4. That can't be right because it's been 19 for 25 years. So they rerun it and she said well I don't know why but your A1C is 4. It's a miracle. I’ve never seen that before. And then they just turn and walk out the door.

I asked the patient. I said, “Well, did the doctor ask what you were doing?” He says, “No, he just says it's a miracle and walked out the door.” That's because he didn't want to be responsible. He didn't want to be knowing what you did so he'd have to give it to his other patients.

[00:48:14] Ashley James: Well, that happened to me. I used to have type 2 diabetes, and I got on your protocol for healthy blood sugar and it went away so fast it made my head spin. I was feeling so good. And the pica, I thought it was part of my blood sugar problem. I had constant gnawing hunger. I was hangry. Every 45 minutes I had to eat. And then within the same day, I started taking your plant-derived minerals, my hunger went away. I just burst into tears of joy. I was so excited. My blood sugar started balancing very quickly, my adrenal fatigue subsided very quickly.

Within two years, we naturally conceived our child, and my polycystic ovarian syndrome had gone away. It was bam bam bam. Things were resolving. It was great. I got so excited I changed my career and became a complete advocate of your work, of nutrition, and of the fact that we can reverse disease. I’ve traveled with you. I’ve watched you, helped you, or set up lectures, and I’ve met hundreds of people that have worked with your protocols.

I have personally seen people reverse adult-onset asthma, arthritis, MS, kidney failure, COPD, infertility. I’ve met people who were supposed to go in for surgeries to have knees replaced, kidneys removed, or heart surgery, and then through your protocols, they got so healthy they no longer needed to have those procedures. Sometimes it takes longer. Sometimes nutrition and diet and then it takes a few more months or it takes adding in some herbal support, but stick with it.

I highly recommend listeners go to takeyoursupplements.com and get on Dr. Wallach's protocol. There are these four categories that you came up with—soft tissue, hard tissue, blood sugar, and healthy nervous system. There are a bunch of different symptoms that someone could look at. There's a checklist and they could look at and go, oh, my problem is this. An example being is if someone has cracked heels, that they have soft tissue—it’s the nutrients that support soft tissue, specifically like essential fatty acids. They have that deficiency, but they might need further support in terms of digestion if they don't have a gallbladder in order to fully digest and absorb their EFAs. But could you talk a bit about how you've made this very simple so that people can get on the right protocol with all the essential nutrients their body is missing in order to correct their problem?

[00:51:12] Dr. Joel Wallach: Okay, well thank you. Again, my thesis for my post-doctoral fellowship represents 20,000 autopsies. I’ve done over 32,000 autopsies for my thesis in the Smithsonian Institute as a National Treasure. When I would get bodies—whether humans or animals—if they were vertebrate, they would have the same external signs of the internal deficiency disease. If it was diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, thyroid issues, kidney failure, congestive heart failure, if they had irritable bowel syndrome, or they had colitis, all these kinds of things. Of course, then they would have skin pumps, eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. I’m saying, well, what causes these things? I would go look up and sure enough, there has been a paper written about it 25 years earlier, 100 years earlier. That they would make the connection between a nutrient deficiency and that particular health issue.

I began to write these things up and do handouts and meetings. Usually, after a while, I had enough of those handouts. I just put them together in a book. The first book of course was Let's Play Herbal Doctor. It goes into 600 different diseases and tells you what signs to look at. For instance, my most recent book now 50 years later is It's All In Your Head. It talks about the 25 different diseases you get when you have osteoporosis in the skull, and it's another thing that doctors never talk about is osteoporosis of the skull. They talk about osteoporosis of your legs, your vertebrae, your pelvis, and your shoulders, but that's it. They never talk about osteoporosis of the skull.

Well, there are 12 pairs of cranial nerves. And when you have osteoporosis of the skull because your skull gets thicker and bigger when you have osteoporosis, it fills up those tunnels that those nerves go through and the spinal cord coming out of the back of the skull and squeezes them and you get all these diseases. I ask people questions when they come in and they tell me they're losing their vision. The doctors can't figure out why because they don't have glaucoma, they don't have pressure in their eye, they don't have cataracts, they don't have macular degeneration, but they're slowly going blind. They have to change their eye prescription every couple of months because it’s getting worse and worse and worse no matter what the eye doctor does.

I learned if I ask them, “Do you have ringing in your ears? Do you have tinnitus? It’s called tinnitus, that [ringing] tone.” “Oh, yeah. That's terrible. I have that all the time.” “And do you ever have dizziness or balance problems?” “Oh, man. If I get up too fast the world will spin. I’ll fall down, so I have to get up very slowly and stand there for a moment before I take a step. I do have vertigo.” “Well, that's because your skull is squeezing the auditory branch of the atrial nerve to get that tone, and you will gradually get deaf. The skull is also squeezing the vestibular branch of your atrial nerve. The tone is called tinnitus. The dizziness, vertigo or Meniere’s disease now it's called Wallach’s vertigo because it's not a genetic thing. It's a simple nutritional deficiency.”

But also, I think what was happening, the skull is squeezing the second cranial nerve which is the optic nerve, and slowly causing the optic nerve and the artery that goes into the back of the eye. Formed in the brain, goes to the skull to the back of the eye. They would slowly lose their vision, and didn't have any classic eye problems. I learned, by rebuilding the skull, I could get their vision to come back. I actually won a wager. I don't know if I told you that story.

[00:54:52] Ashley James: I don't think so.

[00:54:54] Dr. Joel Wallach: Okay, this is a great story. It has to do with these sorts of things. I was in Salt Lake City giving a lecture and about 50 people in the audience. It's got to be 25, 30 years ago. There are 30, 40 people in the audience. When I was done, the guy in the front row said, “Dr. Wallach, my mother is in her 70s, and she's been legally blind for eight years. Is there anything you can do for her? She's got this terrible macular degeneration that caused her blindness. She's been legally blind 6, 8, 10 years.” “Okay, I can fix that.”

This guy jumps up in the back of the room. He says, “Wallach, you're a liar.” I said, “Who are you?” He says, “Well, I’m an eye surgeon, and I diagnose people who are legally blind because they have really severe advanced aggressive forms of macular degeneration, and they go blind. There's nothing to do about you. You just got to accept blindness at that point.” I said, “Well, sir, let's have a wager. Why don't you bring me 12 of your patients that you have diagnosed? There's no question about the diagnosis. You have diagnosed with macular degeneration. They've been legally blind 6, 8, 10 years.” He says, “You're on.”

The next day, he brings me 27 charts. He says, “Pick your 12.” I said, “Why pick 12? Let's take all 27.” He says, “You're on. Well, what's the wager? I said, “Well if I win, if I can cure these people in 90 days, if I can do it, it'll happen in 90 days. If I can cure these people in 90 days—they go from being legally blind to be able to read 20-20 in 90 days, now you have to pay for their supplements. You have to apologize in public for calling me a liar. You have to buy me one of the most expensive steaks in Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and you're going to buy me the most expensive French red wine in America, a bottle of it.” He says, “You're on.”

I said, “I’ll take all 27.” He says, “Well, how are we going to get him the information.” I said, “Well, I’m going to write up a little protocol that'll be per 100 pounds of body weight, and I’ll call and talk to each one and I’ll mail each one so you need to give me their addresses so I know this is really happening.” He says, “You're on.” So we went at it. Gave them the 90 essential nutrients, the anti-inflammatories, the MSM, vitamin D3, and so on. We went at it. In 90 days, 25 of the 27 could read 20-20. It took two more weeks for the other two. So he paid off on all counts.

[00:57:37] Ashley James: I love it.

[00:57:41] Dr. Joel Wallach: This is why we came up with a book, It's All In Your Head. We talk about these 25 different diseases you get. You lose your sense of smell, you lose your sense of taste. You've heard of Bell's Palsy, that's the squeezing of the seventh cranial nerve, the facial nerve when you have osteoporosis. And then there's trigeminal neuralgia. You have pain in your face and you can't make saliva and everything because the fifth cranial nerve is being squeezed. And then people, when they get older, their voice tends to change. That happens because their ninth cranial nerve≤ the glossopharyngeal which controls the vocal cords are being squeezed. Beginning to get the picture?

[00:58:41] Ashley James: Fascinating. It’s all osteoporosis of the skull.

[00:58:43] Dr. Joel Wallach: Of the skull, and that's why we have the book now, It's All In Your Head. We're selling these by the hundreds every day now. It was on the best-selling list, number one bestseller in ebook for the ebook companies—Amazon, Apple, Kindle. It's going viral this book.

[00:59:13] Ashley James: I love it, and now you have a new DVD that just came out. If we were to watch it, what would we learn?

[00:59:19] Dr. Joel Wallach: Okay, the new DVD, Is Your Doctor Killing You? It goes into these things that are supposed to be genetic, supposed to be autoimmune, and so forth. They're really just nutritional deficiencies. This was a Zoom video. It started out as a Zoom video. The person who interviewed me—like you're doing now—was an academic pharmacist. It's one of those things where Pharmacist Keith Abell, he was really on me when I was saying I can cure this, I can cure this, I can cure this. I always give references to make him satisfied.

While we're doing the Zoom, he goes online—he's a techie—and he gets that article and he puts the cover page with the abstract and the authors in the title on it right next to my face. When you look at this Zoom, you're getting the reference right next to my face on this DVD, Is Your Doctor Killing You? Of course, he is. And then, of course, we have the two CDs set—two one-hour CDs, and it was a two-hour lecture. I was lecturing to a big church up in Baltimore, Maryland with Linda. It was such audience participation. There were 1000 people in that church. It was really great.

Those are the two new tools, Is Your Doctor Killing You? It goes along with the book Rare Earths: Forbidden Cures, and of course, the new book is It's All In Your Head.

[01:01:03] Ashley James: Thank you. Very good. Now, recently, it just launched a few months ago, and I’ve already had several of my listeners participate. There's a health coach program—it's all online and it's very, very affordable. Anyone, you don't have to have any previous knowledge about holistic health. It goes through and teaches them exactly what your protocols are and how to help yourself, your friends, your family, but also, it's great for health coaches. It's great for even naturopathic doctors or any kind of doctor could go through this protocol, go through this health course. They can learn exactly your protocols, and you have these four categories. It goes through the list of the different symptoms and then it relates back to the nutrient deficiencies.

I love that you saw this, that you saw that when you did all of these autopsies and the millions of histopathologies and blood panels, you're able to see that nutrient deficiency was the root cause of 900 diseases, and that each disease you could replicate. You could see either in animals. If you starved an animal of a nutrient, you could predict what disease they would get based on the nutrient they were not getting—same with humans. You could see certain symptoms—exterior symptoms. I use the examples of cracked heels because it's so common, but that there are many symptoms that an MD would not consider relevant, and that these symptoms are actually red flags showing us that we have nutrient deficiency.

[01:03:01] Dr. Joel Wallach: That's correct.

[01:03:02] Ashley James: In terms of this course, the best way to go about joining it is to go to takeyoursupplements.com because once you communicate with us, then we set you on that path and help you to sign up and learn all of Dr. Wallach's protocols. Done in a really easy to use way, which I’m very excited about because I have been studying your work. How I learned the protocols is you've been doing radio shows for many years answering questions.

[01:03:35] Dr. Joel Wallach: Thirty years.

[01:03:34] Ashley James: Right, I went back and I listened to all the recordings I could find. Every day, eight hours a day, I would put them on. In my first year and a half working with the supplements, I had it playing in my house and I would listen to every single archive I could get my hands on. I'd hear the problem and then I’d try to predict the different course of action that you'd help them take. What's really cool is that listening to it—because I listened to several episodes in one day—a few months later, someone would call back. They would say, okay, I don't have MS anymore but I’m calling for my sister.

So many people would call back and tell you that they've had progress, or they'd come back and they'd say, okay, my migraines are gone but my hands are still shaking. You'd correct their protocol. All this information has been put together in a really easy to use, easy to understand, and easy to learn way. Do you have time to answer a few questions for the listeners?

[01:04:37] Dr. Joel Wallach: Absolutely. I have one thing I need to do first and that is to thank you so much for putting together that training. I just appreciate you, respect you, and look forward to working with you for the next couple hundred years.

[01:04:52] Ashley James: Well, that's it. When my husband and I learned from you almost 10 years ago, and you said we have the genetic potential to live to be 120, my husband and I are like let's do this. We're going to do this. Let's do this. Let's live to be 120. We're right there with you. I’m very, very excited about that.

[01:05:10] Dr. Joel Wallach: Okay, thank you so much.

[01:05:13] Ashley James: Absolutely, you're very welcome. Mike Park is one of our listeners whose son has an SCI. He got a fever and all of a sudden his legs stopped working. They think it was a viral infection of his nervous system, and he has neuropathy. He would like to know, is there a protocol that you know that can help stimulate the neurogenesis nerve growth factor and help with neuropathy in people with SCI?

[01:05:47] Dr. Joel Wallach: He's got low back stuff, is that what it is?

[01:05:53] Ashley James: He's like a five-year-old child who no longer has use of his legs because of this, I believe, a viral infection that happened to his spinal cord.

[01:06:04] Dr. Joel Wallach: It may just be osteoporosis of the skull because newborn babies can have osteoporosis in the skull. When you read this book, it'll make you weep and cry. He's five years old. I bet his skull is squeezing his spinal cord is what's going on here.

[01:06:19] Ashley James: Fascinating.

[01:06:22] Dr. Joel Wallach: Yeah. It makes you take a deep breath, doesn't it?

[01:06:24] Ashley James: Really does.

[01:06:27] Dr. Joel Wallach: Do we have any idea how much this little kid weighs?

[01:06:31] Ashley James: Probably about 40 pounds.

[01:08:36] Dr. Joel Wallach: Okay, so let's get him off all the bad foods. Everybody in the family's got to get rid of fried food, processed meats, oils, glutens, wheat, barley, rye, oats, and sugar. He's got to live like an Asian. Live on rice, sweet potatoes, and millets. You can make bread, pancakes, waffles, and all kinds of stuff out of rice, sweet potatoes, or white potatoes. You can have all that, okay. And the vegetables and the fish. I like the smoked Alaska salmon. I have that almost every morning for breakfast. That's a good thing, plus my three poached eggs, soft yolks, and so on. I do have rice. I have three ice cream scoops full of rice, and then I have all my pills, my liquids, and so forth.

Let's say this kid weighs 40, 50 pounds. Let's get him one Healthy Brain and Heart Pack that'll last him two months because it'll be a half a dose of everything every day, so he'll get a quarter of a dose of everything at breakfast and dinner. I also want him to have the MSM. I want him to take three MSM a day, one with each meal. That bottle of MSM's going to last two months. I also want them to get vitamin D3. I want them to take three of those twice a day, so it'll be two bottles of vitamin D3. I want him to have the Glucogel. He can have liquid Glucogel. It'd be an ounce twice a day, put it into his shake. Or if he wants the capsules, he could take five capsules twice a day.

Of course, he needs to be using our pink Himalayan salt. When they go out and eat, he can take what we call the mineral caps. One capsule of mineral caps has the same amount of minerals in it as one ounce of the liquid minerals. And then I want them to have six eggs a day. You can put them in a shake, you can have them soft boiled, soft poached, soft scrambled with butter, or you can whip them up with a blender and put them in one of her protein shakes. Because this kid, he had an infection they said that caused his problem.

[01:08:36] Ashley James: Yes. He is about five years old and the infection happened. I believe it was about a year ago, so he's now in a wheelchair.

[01:08:43] Dr. Joel Wallach: So it happened when he was already four years old. Let's see what happens in 90 days by doing all this. He's got to make sure there's no gluten in his life. No wheat, barley, rye, and oats. No cheat day. No one cheat meal a month—no gluten. Everybody, all the other brothers and sisters, mom and dad. Everybody's got to get rid of gluten. You need to ask him did he have any skin problems as well—eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea? Does he ever complain about ringing in his ears or tinnitus?

[01:09:19] Ashley James: So if he complains of ringing in his ears that would be one of the symptoms of the osteoporosis of the skull.

[01:09:25] Dr. Joel Wallach: That's correct.

[01:09:26] Ashley James: And then the skin problem, is that gluten-related?

[01:09:30] Dr. Joel Wallach: Yeah, the gluten causes damage to the villi in the intestines, so you cannot absorb nutrients. And the nutrient is missing when you get eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea. You get things like irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, diverticulitis. All those types of diseases are caused by a deficiency of the same nutrient that causes eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and rosacea. Same nutrient deficiency causes all that. And then when you have damaged your intestines—I want to get into it if we have time. I want to get into a little bit of the COVID-19. But this kid has a great possibility of recovering 100%.

[01:10:25] Ashley James: I’m very excited about that.

[01:10:28] Dr. Joel Wallach: You'll know within six months.

[01:10:32] Ashley James: Excellent. We'll definitely follow up. Mike has been an active listener and a member of our Learn True Health Facebook group, and he's been sharing his son's journey. I’m excited to help Mike get on that protocol. For everyone who's listening, please go to takeyoursupplements.com to get on these protocols that Dr. Wallach is talking about.

The next question is can we fix lazy eye or weak eye muscles? Is there a way to support eye health and reverse lazy eye?

[01:11:03] Dr. Joel Wallach: And how old is this person?

[01:11:05] Ashley James: You know what, I don't know. They submitted it in the group, and looking at her picture, she looks to be in her 30s.

[01:11:17] Dr. Joel Wallach: Well, the fourth cranial nerves and the sixth cranial nerves are the ones that control the eyes and muscles. If you have osteoporosis of the skull, you get a lazy eye because it's squeezing those nerves.

[01:11:28] Ashley James: I’m really starting to grasp how prevalent these problems are. The osteoporosis of the skulls is producing so many problems because it's a nutrient deficiency. 

[01:11:44] Dr. Joel Wallach: Yeah, well it is a mineral deficiency. It is nutrient deficiency. I mean, how many doctors have told their patients, look, you have osteoporosis of the skull that's why you have Bell's palsy. No, they just say we're going to give you steroids. They'll get some benefit for a while, but it'll come right back because they haven't dealt with a basic problem.

[01:12:01] Ashley James: So then the problem isn't a weak eye muscle, it's that the nerve is being impinged and it's sending a weak signal?

[01:12:09] Dr. Joel Wallach: Either sending a weak signal or an overactive signal.

[01:12:14] Ashley James: Very interesting.

[01:12:15] Dr. Joel Wallach: Either one.

[01:12:18] Ashley James: So your approach for her would be to follow a protocol that supports healthy bones and joints?

[01:12:26] Dr. Joel Wallach: Yeah. You don't know how much this lady weighs or anything?

[01:12:31] Ashley James: I do not.

[01:12:32] Dr. Joel Wallach: Let's say for 100 pounds of body weight, one Healthy Brain and Heart pack. Five Glucogel capsules twice a day. MSM, three of those tablets twice a day. Just in case, I would also throw in the Ultimate Daily Classic tablets for circulation in the brain, three of those twice a day.

[01:12:56] Ashley James: Excellent. Thank you. Lauren wants to know about raising estrogen and testosterone in herself naturally. Her doctor says her estrogen and her testosterone is low. What can we do to balance and increase healthy hormone levels?

[01:13:15] Dr. Joel Wallach: How old is she? What does she weigh?

[01:13:17] Ashley James: I do not know what she weighs, but she looks to be in her late 20s.

[01:13:24] Dr. Joel Wallach: Okay, so young person. Well, again, she got to get rid of gluten. Got to get rid of all the fried foods, processed meats, oils, glutens, wheat, barley, rye, and oats, and absolutely no sugar. And then per 100 pounds of body weight, give her one healthy brain and heart pack for a month, three eggs with soft yolks twice a day—hard-boiled eggs won't count because 95% of estrogen is cholesterol, 95% of testosterone is cholesterol. Avoiding cholesterol and taking statin drugs will make these things happen in people. I’m avoiding cholesterol because my family all had issues with their heart, well your doctor needs to be put in jail. Anyway, then they also need the D-Stress capsule, take those twice a day. Ultimate Niacin Plus, one of those twice a day. Anything going on with the brain and spinal cord needs to have the Ultimate Daily Classic tablets.

Now, there's one other thing that has to be done for the testosterone and the estrogen. We have a product called XeraTest, which is the food for the Sertoli cells and testicles that make the testosterone. They need the cholesterol and all the 90 nutrients to be able to work, don't waste your money on the XeraTest if you're not giving them the 90 cents of nutrients and the eggs, the cheese, and so on. And then the same thing is true for the female part for the estrogen and progesterone. They need XeraFem. Let's see here, I can personally testify. I’m 81 years old, and I look like I’m 50, I sound like I’m 50. And sexually, I act like I’m 25.

[01:15:29] Ashley James: That's a very important point to make. Many men, in their 30s and 40s, are experiencing erectile dysfunction, and it's a nutrient deficiency.

[01:15:37] Dr. Joel Wallach: That's correct. Especially cholesterol. Remember, testosterone is 95%, by weight, cholesterol. So they got to give up the statin drugs. What they need to do is wrap up the statin drugs and give them to their doctor with love.

[01:15:56] Ashley James: Here, you take these if they're so good for you.

[01:15:59] Dr. Joel Wallach: Yeah. I was going to give them to somebody else because I’m going in another direction here, but I thought, who do I really think a lot? I’ll give them to you, doc. Please take them.

[01:16:11] Ashley James: So funny. I love it. I love that we could take someone who is struggling with hormones and show them through food and through supplements they can easily balance it. That's exactly what happened to me. Leslie says she has scleroderma, right heart failure, and pulmonary hypertension. She's been vegetarian for several years eating not junk food but very healthy food. She's 117 pounds and 5’7”, and she says her autoimmune disease is progressing. She would love to support her body in no longer having these problems.

[01:16:50] Dr. Joel Wallach: Okay, we can do that. Get rid of all the bad food. No fried food, no processed meats, no oils, no glutens—wheat, barley, rye, and oats, no sugar, and everybody in the household—dog, cat, bird, fish, spouse, renter, roommate, mom, dad, brother, and kids. Everybody's going to be drop-dead gluten-free because what do vegetarians eat a lot of?

[01:17:13] Ashley James: Gluten, a lot of it.

[01:17:16] Dr. Joel Wallach: Grain. There you go. That's why she has all these diseases that doctors are telling her are autoimmune because even if she was supplementing, she can't absorb it because her villi are gone out of her intestines. I’m going to tell you a story here. I don't think I told you this yet. There's a guy by the name of Herman Cain. Did I tell you that story?

[01:17:42] Ashley James: Oh, gosh. The name sounds so familiar. Go ahead and tell the listeners.

[01:17:45] Dr. Joel Wallach: Well, Herman Cain, CEO of Godfather's Pizza. On the last day of June of 2020, he was diagnosed with COVID-19. He's a billionaire, 74 years old, and he had respiratory symptoms. They put them in a hospital, they're giving him oxygen, and they're giving him IVs of antiviral drugs. On the 29th of July, 29 days after they put him in the hospital, he died. He's a billionaire. CEO of Godfather's Pizza. He has all the free pizza he can get. Gluten alert, gluten alert, gluten alert—the crust. He also had five pre-existing conditions because of the gluten, he couldn't absorb nutrients. I don't know if he was supplementing or not because they didn't say in the newspaper releases.

But when they did the autopsy three days later after he died, they said he didn't have a respiratory infection, which is what they were treating him for but he did have respiratory distress clinically but he didn't have respiratory pneumonia from the virus or anything. Well, that's because the capillaries in his lungs were filled with clusters of a weird plot of red blood cells that didn't have platelets in them. Well, he didn't have any platelets because his bone marrow is dead because he couldn't get nutrition because his intestines are dead because he's been eating gluten—pizza pie crust for 35 years.

[01:19:37] Ashley James: Just fascinating.

[01:19:40] Dr. Joel Wallach: Yeah. If they'd have gotten him gluten-free, gotten him on the 90. If he still wanted pizza, he could have pizza, but it had to have cauliflower gluten-free crust.

[01:19:55] Ashley James: But people say, oh I tried going gluten-free I didn't notice anything. It's not something you feel a difference like a peanut allergy. You're removing something that's doing damage to the microvilli of the small intestines, you eliminate it completely, and then your intestines then grow back and become strong, especially if you're supplementing.

[01:20:19] Dr. Joel Wallach: And you have to have the 90.

[01:20:22] Ashley James: Right. And then, like you said, if you've been eating gluten, then over time, your bone marrow can't produce platelets in a healthy way. Your immune system can't function in a healthy way, and we end up getting autoimmune conditions and inflammatory conditions, but the root of it is a nutrient deficiency and eating foods that are doing damage to the body and the ability for the body to absorb nutrition.

[01:20:47] Dr. Joel Wallach: Here we go, Ashley, when you have these types of diseases, things like cortisone and prednisone can give you some temporary relief. I just love my doctor. Man I had skin problems all my life and he gave me prednisone and cortisone and the itching went away overnight. Within two weeks’ time, the skin problem was gone. Three months later they die.

[01:21:15] Ashley James: Of course, it would temporarily go away. They're treating symptoms, not getting to the root cause.

[01:21:20] Dr. Joel Wallach: Exactly.

[01:21:21] Ashley James: Right. Dr. Wallach, thank you so much. We're going to have you back on the show for sure because more questions have poured in from the listeners. I'd love to have you back on and to continue to share this information. You are a godsend. The work you do is absolutely amazing.

There's so much confusion in the nutrient world. What I love about your message is it's science-based and you are backed by so many years of results. I’ve met thousands of people, myself personally, who have gotten results with you, and you've helped millions of people. We just have to get this information out there that we can prevent disease, we can reverse disease, we can prevent birth defects, and we can help ourselves. But also help the planet through proper mineralization and through making sure we're avoiding the bad foods and ingesting the 90 essential nutrients.

Please, listeners, go to takeyoursupplements.com to get on Dr. Wallach’s protocol, to learn more about how you can actually become certified as a health coach learning everything about Dr. Wallach's protocols. Thank you so much. Is there anything that you'd like to say, Dr. Wallach, to wrap up today's interview?

[01:22:33] Dr. Joel Wallach: Well, I just want to thank you so much, Ashley. You're an angel of God. I’m just so proud of you and your husband, all the things you guys do. I’m just blessed that you would ask me to participate with you. We will do great things together, and it'll be one of those things where right now people are also looking for things to do because of the COVID and they’re being laid off. We're looking for help. I’m glad you're working to get these people going. I’m willing to participate and help you do what you're doing.

Of course, we have all the textbooks, CDs and DVDs, and everything like that. It'll be one of those things where everybody's going to get the same answer to the same question. They don't have to be scared and say, oh my God. I don't know. I’ve never heard of that disease. Well, look it up in Let's Play Herbal Doctor, Rare Earths: Forbidden Cures, or Epigenetics. Look it up in those books and you'll find the answers of what it is and then how to deal with it. It's one of those things where you cannot fail. We've been doing this for 50 years. We've been doing this for 50 years. We have literally millions and millions and millions of people all over the world, and that's why we have to travel so much and do worldwide Zooms and so forth. I can't thank you enough for all the people you're helping, Ashley. God bless you and your husband. Thank you.

[01:23:55] Ashley James: I hope you enjoyed today's interview with Dr. Joel Wallach. Check out takeyoursupplements.com, talk to us for free. Let us help you get on his protocol, and also join the Learn True Health Facebook group because you can ask Dr. Wallach your questions when I have him back on the show next. Thank you so much for being a listener. Thank you so much for sharing these episodes with those you care about.

There are so many amazing episodes on so many fantastic topics. You can go to learntruehealth.com, use the search function on my website. Most of my episodes now have been transcribed, so you can even read through the transcripts. You can listen to the episodes, you can read through the interviews, and you can search through the content to find what you want to learn about. And also, if you have a friend or family member with an illness, an injury, or disease, or a health question, you can use the search function both in the Facebook group and on my website learntruehealth.com to find information to share with those you care about.

I can't talk highly enough about takeyoursupplements.com, so please, go there if you haven't already. Try it for 30 days. Just try especially the liquid minerals. Give them a try, or just get on the 90 essential nutrients for a month. It's fantastic. I’ve even had clients stop drinking coffee and no longer even need coffee because they got so much natural energy because the body—when it's lacking energy and it says get a coffee, an energy drink, or eat more sugar, it's really desperate for nutrition. When you start to fill up those nutrient tanks with your vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals, it's amazing how much energy you will get from that. Just give it a try. It's pretty fantastic. It has really changed my life and all my clients rave about it. I know you will too. Takeyoursupplements.com.

And hey, if you want to hear from those listeners who have been working with takeyoursupplements.com, come join the Facebook group and ask or use the search function. There have been a ton of listeners who have shared that they've had a great experience working with takeyoursupplements.com and Dr. Wallach’s supplements. Awesome. Thank you so much. Stay tuned. We have some really exciting episodes coming up in the coming weeks. I can't wait for you to hear them. Have yourself a fantastic rest of your day

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Ashley James is a Holistic Health Coach, Podcaster, Rapid Anxiety Cessation Expert, and avid Whole Food Plant-Based Home Chef. Since 2005 Ashley has worked with clients to transform their lives as a Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro-linguistic Programming.

Her health struggles led her to study under the world’s top holistic doctors, where she reversed her type 2 diabetes, PCOS, infertility, chronic infections, and debilitating adrenal fatigue.

In 2016, Ashley launched her podcast Learn True Health with Ashley James to spread the TRUTH about health and healing. You no longer need to suffer; your body CAN and WILL heal itself when we give it what it needs and stop what is harming it!

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