A biomedical research pioneer, Dr. Joel D. Wallach, DVM, ND has spent more than 30 years in the field of Veterinary Medicine, observing and researching the effects of individual nutrients on animal health. He received his B.S. Degree from the University of Missouri with a major in animal husbandry (nutrition) and field crops; a D.V.M. (veterinarian) from the University of Missouri; a three year postdoctoral fellowship from the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, Washington University; and an N.D. from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Wallach’s research has resulted in the publication of more than 70 peer review reference articles in the field of nutrition and pharmaceutical research; eight multi-author textbooks and authorship of a text/reference book on the subject of comparative medicine (W.B. Saunders Publishing Co., 1983).
Dr Wallach’s research in comparative medicine is based on more than 13,700 cases from the University of Missouri, Iowa State University, the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, Washington University; the St. Louis Zoological Gardens; the Chicago Zoological Gardens; the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon and Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Hei Long Jiang, Peoples Republic of China. He was a member of NIH site visit team for four years and was a member of the 1968 NSF ad hoc committee that authored the 1968 Animal Welfare Act (humane housing and care of laboratory and captive exotic species); and Consulting Professor of Medicine, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Hei Long Jiang, Peoples Republic of China.
Dr. Wallach is an associate editor of Quantum Medicine, The Journal of the Association of Eclectic Physicians, and was the recipient of the 1988 Wooster Beach Gold Medal Award for a significant breakthrough in the basic understanding of the cause and pathophysiology of Cystic Fibrosis by the Association of Eclectic Physicians. He has won recognition worldwide for his important work on the trace mineral selenium and its relationship to the congenital genesis of Cystic Fibrosis.
Dr. Wallach is the author of two, alternative health, self-help books. In the first, entitled “Let’s Play Doctor,” he reviews over 400 diseases and describes his own naturopathic strategies for dealing with each. In his second, “Rare Earths: Forbidden Cures,” he sounds the alarm concerning the lack of minerals in our range and crop soils and demonstrates the relationship between impoverished soils, mineral deficiencies in our diet and degenerative disease. Dr. Wallach is also the author of the now classic, “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie” lecture and book where he advocates for a common sense, low tech, mineral based approach to health and longevity. His book and cd have enormous appeal and as of this writing (2012), over 45 million are in circulation. Dr. Wallach continues hosting his nationally syndicated radio show and lectures across the country.
His most recent achievement: He was the recipient of 2012 Klaus Schwarz Award recognizing the work of pioneers in the field of trace element research.