Dr. Wallach's Products

Dr. Joel D. Wallach's research has resulted in the publication of more than 70 peer reviewed and referenced journal articles in the fields of nutrition and pharmaceutical research.   Dr. Wallach has also made major contributions to eight multi-authored text and reference books. 

Dr. Wallachs' CD/Book “Dead Doctor’s Don’t Lie”  was created after years of research on the subject of health and longevity. It is without a doubt the most popular health lecture in history with approximately 46 MILLION copies sold worldwide. In fact, at least 40 other nutritional companies have used this same tape to market their products.


Dr. Wallach got a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Agriculture from the University of Missouri in 1962 with a significant in Animal Husbandry (Nutrition) and a minor in Field Crops and Soils. In 1964, he was granted a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM), also from the University of Missouri.

From 1965 to 1968, Dr. Wallach finished a post doctorate fellowship at The Center for the Biology of Natural Systems at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1982, he obtained a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

Early Work

Dr. Wallach held essential positions with leading zoos and universities in the United States and Africa including Director of the Jacksonville Zoological Park in Jacksonville, Florida; Research Veterinarian for the South Africa National Parks Department (where he was a member of the popular “Operation Rhino” team); and Director of Research at the St. Louis Zoological Park in St. Louis, Missouri.

At the demand of Africa's National Parks and Wildlife Management Department, Dr. Wallach led an exploration to catch and mark elephants in the Wankie Game Preserve in Rhodesia as part of a migration research study. He is likewise among the founders, and a previous editor, of the Journal of Zoo Animal Medicine. He is a prolific author and has published more than 70 scientific papers and thirteen books consisting of the famous textbook “Diseases of Exotic Animals.” This book is still used today by leading veterinary schools and is on the Smithsonian Institute's suggested reading list for Zoological Gardens and Aquariums.

Groundbreaking research study on Trace Minerals

In 1977, Dr. Wallach found the world's first recognized case of non-human cystic fibrosis in a selenium-deficient Rhesus monkey while he was a scientist 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 congenital disease.

Dr. Wallach's significant discovery set him on a 20-year course of research study surrounding the health benefits of selenium and other trace minerals. As a result of this work, he became referred to as the “Mineral Doctor” and the “Father of Liquid Mineral Supplementation.”

The founding of Youngevity

In 1997, Dr. Wallach and Ma Lan, MD, MS founded American Longevity, the multi-level marketing company understood today as Youngevity. Within 5 years, the company had a growing and effective international network of distributors and chosen customers with workplaces in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and Japan.

Today, Youngevity is a network-marketing leader providing premium, ingenious and special items that benefit health mindful customers and company owner.

First Amendment Advocate

His vigorous efforts and dedication to the general public's First Amendment rights to finish details on the therapeutic advantages of nutrition triggered the FDA to establish Qualified Health Claims for Selenium (” may lower the danger of particular cancers”) and Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (” may decrease the danger of coronary heart disease”). Only a few Qualified Health Claims exist, positioning Youngevity in a distinct position amongst dietary supplement and direct marketing business.


Dr. Wallach is the author and co-author of more than 70 articles released in peer-reviewed journals covering dietary and pharmaceutical research study. He is likewise a significant contributor to thirteen books including the well-known textbook “Diseases of Exotic Animals.” This book is still utilized today by leading veterinary schools and is on the Smithsonian Institute's advised reading list for Zoological Gardens and Aquariums.

Important research has been done in the last few decades to prove Dr. Wallach's major points.
  • We cannot get all the vitamins and minerals we need for metabolic competence from the standard three meals a day.
  • When the body has been assaulted by stressors, drugs, pollutants, injury or sickness, nutrients are lost more rapidly than normal and if they are not replaced, the victim’s ability to withstand stressors or fight off disease is reduced.
  • We use so many labor-saving devices that we need fewer calories. As food intake is reduced, it is nearly impossible to get all the nutrients we need without taking supplements.
  • Pollutants in the air, food & water put a stress on all of us. As a result, we require more vitamins and minerals to support the enzyme systems which aid in discharging these unwanted toxins.
  • Those sweet, "empty calorie" foods we eat rob the body of the nutrients required for digestion and absorption. In addition, food sensitivities and yeast infections damage intestinal lining cells so that even when we do eat nutrient dense food, absorption is limited.

Our Planet Derived Minerals are extracted from humic shale, which is a layer of earth formed from ancient, mineral-laden plants. Humic shale is superior to other commonly-used supplement sources such as bentonite (ground up clay) or dried sea beds (ground up rocks). As in plants, Plant Derived Minerals™ have a natural negative electrical charge that has two important benefits. First, it may enhance the transport and bioavailability of other nutrients, and second, it may support the body’s natural detoxification of toxins and heavy metals.

Why are trace elements important? The following chart shows their benefits and deficiency effects:

Trace Element
Selenium Protects cell membranes, reduces risk of cancer, antioxidant, enhances immune system. Heart attack, numerous cancers, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis
Chromium Required for glucose tolerance factor Hypoglycemia, diabetes
Vanadium Required for glucose tolerance factor Hypoglycemia, diabetes
Tin Supports hair growth and can enhance reflexes, Reduces aggressiveness, violence and self-destruction Symmetrical baldness, reduced response to noise
Lithium Reduces aggressiveness, violence and self-destruction Depression, mania, suicide, spouse and offspring abuse
Gallium Modulates brain chemistry, anti-tumor activity Brain dysfunction
Molybdenum Modulates calcium, magnesium, and copper metabolism Copper deficiency
Boron Modulates calcium, magnesium, and copper metabolism Osteoporosis, arthritis
Zinc Enhances immune system, thymus, and protects against birth defects Birth defects, infertility, chronic infections
Nickel Lowers requirement for B12 B12 deficiency symptoms
Enhances cell growth and extends life Shortened life span


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