As lead scientist for a 13 year government study on the health
of animals and humans, Dr Wallach's research doubled and in some cases tripled the lifespan of agriculture animals and eliminated over 900 diseases that still plague humans. He now uses these same strategies that worked on animals for humans.
Groundbreaking research on Trace Minerals:
In 1977, Dr. Joel Wallach discovered the world’s first known case of non-human cystic fibrosis in a selenium-deficient Rhesus monkey while he was a researcher at the Emory University Yerkes National Primate Center in Atlanta, Georgia. At the time, cystic fibrosis was believed to be the result of a human genetic disorder. Dr. Wallach’s monumental discovery set him on a 20-year path of research surrounding the health benefits of selenium and other trace minerals. As a result of this work, he became known as the “Mineral Doctor” and the “Father of Liquid Mineral Supplementation.”
Biomedical Research Pioneer, he spent decades in the field of Veterinary Medicine observing and researching the effects of individual nutrients on animal health before becoming a Naturopathic Physician in 1982. Today, Dr. Wallach is renowned for his groundbreaking research on the health benefits of selenium and other minerals. He now dedicates his time to lecturing throughout the world on the therapeutic benefits of vitamins and minerals and on advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on behalf of the dietary supplement industry.
The 2011 recipient of the Klaus Schwarz Award recognizing the work of pioneers in the field of trace-element research. As a result of this work, he became known as the “Mineral Doctor” and the “Father of Liquid Mineral Supplementation.”
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).
First Amendment Advocate: His tireless efforts and dedication to the public’s First Amendment rights to complete information on the therapeutic benefits of nutrition prompted the FDA to establish Qualified Health Claims for Selenium (“may reduce the risk of certain cancers”) and Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (“may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease”). Only a few Qualified Health Claims exist, placing Youngevity in a unique position among dietary supplement and direct marketing companies.