I'm Barbara Nicholson, a little over a year ago, my husband dropped dead of cardiac myopathy. And it just nearly killed me. A good friend of mine, Dr. Henry Curtiss, from Denver, Colorado, called me. He said, "I just want you to listen to this tape." I didn't do it. But when I eventually did, I heard Dr. Joe Wallach say that cardiac myopathy is 100% preventable. This really hit me very hard, therefore I want to tell you the reason that I am here is that I don't want to see anyone else go through what I went through... that I've been through this last year. Dr. Wallach is going to explain to you tonight not only about cardiac myopathy, but many other things. I pray that you listen closely and carefully, because what you are going to hear may save your life or the life of your loved one. Dr. Wallach, in 1991, was nominated for the Nobel Prize. He's had many many fabulous things in his life. There's no way to tell you how pleased I am to have him here in Kansas City tonight. And I want to turn the time over now to Dr. Wallach.
Well, I would like to add my welcome to Barbara's. I'm certainly glad you are here. How many of you grew up on a farm, or still work on a farm, or have anything to do with livestock? I'll tell you what, you are my kind of people, because I grew up on a farm in W. St. Louis County, back in the '50's. We started out with beef cows, and if you raise livestock, the only way to make money is if you raise your own feed (for those of you who don't have that experience). And so we raised our own corn, and our own soy beans, and our own hay, and we had a truck come out from the mill. This truck would come out from the mill, they would grind up the corn, and the soy beans, and the hay, and then we would add sacks of vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and we would make pellets out of it, and this is what we would feed to the calves.
In six months time we would ship them to market to be slaughtered, and we would save back some of the best ones for ourselves. We would knock them in the head and eat them, to put it bluntly. And it always fascinated me as a teenager that we did that for those calves, and in six months ship them off to be slaughtered or we would eat them. We wanted to live to be a hundred years of age without any aches and pains, and guess what? We didn't take any vitamins or minerals, and that bothered me. So I asked my Dad, "Hey Pops, how come you do that for those calves but you don't do that for us?" And he would give me that good old Missouri farm wisdom, he would say things like, "Shutup, boy. You are getting this farm fresh food, and we hope you appreciate it." And of course I was very quiet then, because I didn't want to miss out on any meals.
Well, when I went to school, (I went to the Univ. of Missouri, at the School of Agriculture), and I got my degree in Agriculture, it was very interesting to me that I got my major in Animal Husbandry and Nutrition, my minor was in Field Crops and Soils. Then I got into veterinary school. As a freshman veterinary student I learned the answer to my question, and the answer is this. We know how to prevent and cure disease in animals with nutrition. And the reason why we do that is because we don't have major medical, we don't have hospitalization, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, we don't have Medicare, we don't have Hilary to watch out for us.
If you're going to make money as a farmer, you had better know how to do stuff yourself and you had better do it efficiently with feed and nutrition if you can. To make a long story short, after I got out of Veterinary school, I went to Africa for two years, and I was able to fulfill a boyhood dream. I was able to be a Frank Buck for two years, and work with Marlin Perkins. Many of you will remember him from the Mutual of Omaha's "Wild Kingdom", as a great gentlemen. After two years of working with elephants and rhino, people usually to ask me, "Are you a small animal vet or a large animal vet?" I usually tell them I am an extra large animal vet because I work with elephants and rhinos.
Well, after two years he sent me a telegram and said, "Would you come back to the St. Louis Zoo and work with us? We need a wildlife veterinarian at the zoo for a special project. We were given a 7.5 million dollar grant from the National Institute of Health, and what we need is a veterinarian who will do autopsies of animals who die of natural causes in the zoo. Well, I was just overjoyed to do that, so I came back and did that, and I not only did autopsies of animals that died in the St. Louis Zoo, but the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, the Bronx Zoo in New York, the National Zoo, the LA Zoo, and so forth. And my job was to do autopsies of animals that died of natural causes in the zoo, and look for a species of animals that was ultra-sensitive to pollution. This was because in the early '60's we had just learned about pollution and ecological problems and disasters, and nobody quite knew what to do. So I was supposed to find a species of animals that was extra-sensitive to this, and use them much like we did like the canaries in the mine. You know the old Welsh miners used to put a canary in a little wicker cage and take it down in the mine, and if methane gas or carbon monoxide would leak into the mine, the canary would drop off the perch and die first, and the men knew to get out before the mine blew up or they suffocated.
Well, again to make a long story short, over a period of some 12 years, I did some 17,500 autopsies on over 454 species of animals, and 3,000 human beings who lived in close proximity to zoos, and the thing that I found out was this. Every animal and every human being who dies of natural causes dies of a nutritional deficiency. That fascinated me. That took me back to those calves. I said, "Gee, that's fascinating. Everybody is dying of nutritional deficiencies, and we can document this at autopsy, both chemically and biochemically, and so forth, and things that you saw with eye at the autopsy table. Well that fascinated me. I wrote seventy-five scientific articles. I wrote 8 multi-author textbooks, and 1 textbook of my own. It cost $140 for medical students, and I'm sure the only thing they do is use them for doorstops. I couldn't get anybody excited. I was on 20/20, I was on 1700 newspapers, I was in magazines, I was in every network TV that you could think of, and guess what? Couldn't get anybody excited back in the '60's about nutrition. So what I did was went back to school and became a physician. Finally got a license to kill, and they allowed me to use everything I had learned in veterinary school about nutrition in my human patients, and it was no surprise to me that it worked! I spent 12 years up in Portland, Oregon, in general practice, and was very fascinated.
What I am going to share with you tonight is what I learned over those 10 or 12 years using nutrition with my human patients. If you take home only 10%, it will save you an enormous amount of unnecessary misery, it will save you a gob of money, (and those of you in Missouri knows what that means... a gob means a lot), and will add on many healthful years to your life. You can't do this, you can't get these healthful years, you can't have longevity, you can't live to your genetic potential just falling off a stump. You have to do some things.
The first thing I have to do is convince you that it is worth doing these things. I am going to start out by convincing you that the genetic potential is 120-140 years for longevity. There is no less than 5 cultures whose people live to be 120-140. It starts out with the Tibetans in Western China. These people were popularized back in 1934 by James Hilton. He wrote a book called "The Lost Horizon", many of you remember it was a Pulitzer Prize winning book way back then, and they did a movie of that in 1937. It was a very long movie, about 3 hours. You can get it from any Blockbuster Video, and I'll encourage you to get it and look at it when you have 3 hours. It's a great movie. The oldest living person that has some documentation (I'm sure there is a certain amount of exaggeration in there), was a fellow, a Dr. Li, along the Tibetan Border, and this fellow, when he was 150 years old received a big certificate from the Imperial Chinese Government. He was born in 1677, and 150 years later was given a certificate by the Imperial Chinese Government for being 150. And then when he got to be 200 years, they sent him another, and then 50 years later they sent him another certificate, and supposedly he died at age 256. It's people of that nature - he's written up in the New York Times in 1933 when he died, and The London Times, and so this is fairly well documented.
But he may have only been 200 years old. I don't know if he was 256, but this is the person who led James Hilton to write that story. Then, in 1967 or 1968 there was a remake of that movie, a color version if you haven't seen it, it was called "Shangri-La". I urge you to see that. Then in Eastern Pakistan there is a group of people called the Hunses. And these people are very famous for longevity, 120-140, and if you've been in alternative health for any length of time, you've heard their name, at least. Then, in what is now Western Russia, used to be the Soviet Union, the Russian Georgians were made famous in the '70's by Danon Yogurt. You remember the old Crimea War veterans, they get their uniforms on, they hold a saber up, and get a cup of Danon Yogurt and smile a lot, and you were supposed to make the mental leap that it was the Danon Yogurt that made them live to be 120. Then just south of them the Armenians, the Abcasians, and the Azerbaijanis (?) are famous, at least in the Soviet Union they were studied for some 60 years, because they routinely lived to be 120-140. In fact, in 1973, the January issue of National Geographic did a special article on people who lived to be 100 or older. They featured these people, and there is a great pictorial article (you know National Geographic is very good about coming out with pictures), and three of these dozens of pictures that were in that article, I remember one of them was a lady who is 136 years old. She was sitting in a wicker chair with a big Cuban cigar in one hand and an 8 oz. glass of Vodka in another. She was partying. She was having a good time. She was not in a nursing home, all slouched over, you know, ready for somebody to take another $2500 out of her checking account. She was enjoying herself at 136. Then there was a semi-circle of couples, boy-girl, boy-girl, boy-girl, and they were celebrating their 100th, and 115th and 120th wedding anniversaries. The third picture I remember is a gentleman picking tea leaves up at the timberline in the Caucasus mountains in Armenia. He was listening to one of these little transistor radios back then, and according to his birth records, and baptismal records, his military records of his children, the National Geographic said that he was 167 years of age and the oldest living person at that time.
In the Western Hemisphere the Vilcobaba Indians in Ecuador are very famous. They live in the Andes. And then in southeastern Peru, my favorite, the Titicacas, (and I just like them cause I like the name), they're sort of east of MachuPichu, the old community, live around Lake Titicaca. They are very famous for living to be 120-140. In May, the 11th, just about a month ago, the oldest living American living at this time and documented through the Guinness Book of Records, was Margaret Steet. She was from Radford, Va., she died at age 115. She died of a nutritional deficiency. You can tell that from her obituary. She died of the complications of a fall. What did she die from? Osteoporosis. She died of a calcium deficiency. She had no heart disease, no cancer, no diabetes, no other infirmities, but she died 3 weeks after a fall cause she didn't have enough calcium. Very interesting. Also, her daughter said that she had a craving for sweets until she died, and that is a disease called Pica. We'll talk about that in a little bit. But usually when you have a craving for chocolate, if you're a chocoholic, or a sugarholic, that means you have a deficiency of chromium and vanadium, and we'll talk about that in a minute.
Then in a 3rd world country, in Niger, in Africa, a chief by the name of Bower, at age 126, was eulogized by one of his wives, (so I assume it was plural, he had many wives), she was bragging about him at his death at age 126. He was still in possession of his own teeth. You assume that other faculties are working too. Then, here's a gentleman from Syria, at age 133. He died in July, 1993, and he was in the Guinness Book of World Records, not because he was 133, (there have been many people who have lived longer than that), not because he remarried for the 4th time at age 80, but because he fathered 9 children after the age of 80. This meant that if you add up 9 months for each child and a year for breast feeding for each one and a year between each one of the children, he was still fathering children after the age of 100. And that's what got him into the Guinness Book of World Records. So there's still hope for you, fellows.
Those of you who like science, in November of 1993, just about 8 months ago, those six biospherians came out of that dome in Arizona, they were in there for 2 years, 3 couples, and they were supposed to eat the perfect food and recycle the atmosphere and grow their own food and what not, and have no pollution in their water, or air, or food. And when they came out they were examined by medical gerontologists from UCLA, University of California at Los Angeles, and they put all this information about their physical and their blood work into the medical computers at LA, and the medical computers said and projected that they could live to be 165 years if they continued to do what they were doing.
So all of that just says to you that there is a possibility that you can live to be 120-140. When I grew up on the farm, we could grow 200 bushels of corn per acre, and with all the labor and all the fertilizer and everything else that you did, you could make a profit if you grew 200 bushels per acre. But if you only got 100 bushels per acre and you put out that same effort and the same fertilizer cost you would lose money. So I want you to think about it. The average life-span for an American today is 75.5. The average life-span for a doctor or an MD is 58. If you want to gain 20 years, statistically, just don't go to medical school. Also, if you want to know information about longevity, you are going to be better off asking a bus driver than you are a physician. For longevity.
Now there are two basic things you have to do to get there. If you want to live to be 120-140, there's only two basic things, real simple. Number one, you have to avoid the pitfalls. You have to not step on the landmines, I call it, (and those of you in the military you know what that means. You do something stupid like step on one of those things, you kill yourself, wastefully, or unnecessarily). And of course if you play Russian Roulette, or smoke excessively, or drink excessively, or wear a black sweatsuit and run down the middle of the highway at 2:00am, (you're going to get struck by a car), - all of those things are foolhardy, but it is amazing how many tens of thousands of people die in America from doing those stupid things every year. There was these kids who sat in the middle of a highway and got killed, college kids, it's amazing.
The last thing I will share with you on that subject of avoiding the landmines, I suggest very strongly to you that you avoid going to doctors. Because given half a chance they will kill you. And I am going to back up that statement (which is a pretty strong statement) with a statement from Ralph Nader's group in January of 1993. Just about a year and a half ago, January 13th, he put out a news release based on a 3 year study on the causes of death in American hospitals. It was a 1500 page report, a 3 year study, I'm not going to waste your time or mine by going over the whole thing word for word, but the bottom line says a lot. And here it is, quote, this is from Ralph Nader now, (he's a consumer advocate for those of you who don't know him, he watches out for us), "300,000 Americans are killed each year in hospitals alone as a result of medical negligence." He didn't say they slipped away quietly, out of neglect in the corner somewhere, while they were waiting for an xray. He used the word 'kill'. And when you use the word 'killed', that means there was a procedure the doctor was doing that went wrong somehow. That means that gave them a wrong prescription, they put a decimal point in the wrong spot and gave them an incorrect dosage.
These people were killed, 300,000. To appreciate how big a figure that is, you have to compare that to our military losses in Viet Nam over 10 years, where we lost 56,000 people over 10 years, or an average of only 5,600 per year. On a field of battle where people had guns and artillery and explosives trying to kill each other, and millions of people poured out into the street in protest of that war. We had political anarchy in the last 3 years of the war. Students took over universities and colleges with guns and explosives. National Guardsmen shot students at Kent State in Ohio. We chased a President out of the presidency. For 5,600 military personnel a year. And here is one profession that takes your tax money, in the form of Medicare and Medicaid, and kills 300,000 of us a year, according to Ralph Nader, (and I believe him, he has no axe to grind). And you can go out in the street any day of the year and there isn't even a crazy street preacher out there with a sign that says "Protect us from doctors".
I want you to think about that, folks. That's number one. You have to avoid stepping on the landmines, so there is a certain value in treating yourself when you can. Or preventing disease we don't have to get before you treat it.
Now the second thing you have to do, number two, you have to do the positive things. I'm going to start out here by putting a figure up on the board, the number 90, and you need 90 nutrients in your diet everyday. You need 60 minerals, 16 vitamins, 12 essential amino acids or protein building-blocks, and you need 3 essential fatty acids. You need 90 nutrients in your daily diet, otherwise you are going to get a deficiency disease. If you don't have them in complete numbers and optimal amounts. I can tell you that I was one of those nerds back when I was in college. I had a clipboard, we didn't have computers, and I was one of those funny guys that would walk up and down in the student union there in Columbia, and I would say "Do you take vitamin and minerals?" I was still fascinated by that, and of course people would look at you crazy and say, "Yeah, I take vitamin E". I would wait for them to come up with the other 89 and they didn't.
Today if you ask people if they take vitamins, they say, "Oh yeah, I take Tums." Because that's what they hear all the time. Again, you need 90 nutrients if you are going to make it. But the newspapers know, and the magazines and TV and radio knows, that we are interested in health and longevity and supplements, so they all talk to us. Not because the medical profession has asked them to do that in their stead, the medical profession doesn't say, "Hey, we're so busy saving people with surgery and chemotherapy and radiation and pharmaceuticals, would you please educate the people on nutrition?" They do it because it sells newspapers.
Well, my favorite article of all time appeared in Time Magazine, April 6th, 1992, and if you haven't read it, I urge you to get it out of the school library or public library and photocopy it. Stick one copy on the door in the bathroom, and one copy on the refrigerator. It's a cover article. It says, "The real power of vitamins. New research shows they may help fight cancer, heart disease, and the ravages of aging." There are six positive pages in here, and there is only one negative sentence, which was issued by a medical doctor who was asked by the writer of the article ,"What do you think about vitamins and minerals for people as food supplements?" And here is what the doctor said, "Popping vitamins doesn't do you any good", sniffed Dr. Victor Herbert, a professor of medicine at New York City's Mount Sinai Medical School. "We get all the vitamins we need in our diets, and taking supplements just gives you expensive urine."
Well to give you a Missouri translation of that, that means you are just peeing away your dollars if you take vitamins and minerals. You might as well wad up your dollars and throw them in the toilet and flush them away because you're not getting any redeeming value from it. Those quacks are just taking your money for those vitamins and minerals. That's what he was trying to say. It got published! So it must be true, right?
I'll tell you what. After having done those 17,500 autopsies on 454 species of animals from around the world and the 3,000 humans, and liking to be healthy myself, and having children and grand children in the not too distant future great grandchildren, I would rather pee out fifty cents or a dollar a day excess vitamins and minerals. It's pretty cheap insurance, because, if you don't invest in yourself to the tune of a buck a day for vitamins and minerals, guess what? You're going to invest in the lifestyle of an MD somewhere, because when you pay the medical doctor the fee for going to see him, not one penny of that goes to study how to diagnose or treat or prevent a catastrophic disease in a little child, like was in here earlier. Or how to prevent or diagnose or treat better, breast cancer or prostate cancer in adults. Guess what that money goes for? Pays the doctor's mortgage. Makes his Mercedes payments. Pays the tuition for his kids to go to medical school at Harvard. Pays the tuition for his kids to go to law school up at Yale.
Pays his alimony for his 5 ex-wives. I don't know why doctors always have 5 ex-wives. It must be genetic. You know they blame everything else on genetics, so it must be genetic.
Well, I believe, because we have made doctors wealthy, between 1776 and the first world war, the US government spent 80 million dollars on health care and health care research and studies. Right now we're 1.2 trillion dollars a year for healthcare. And it's free! We all know it's free, right? I like that lady, she said "Like heck". It's not free, but we're supposed to believe it's free, and everybody wants more of it and more free stuff. Well tell you what, if we used a human type medical system for the agricultural industry and the livestock, your hamburger would cost $275 a pound. On the other hand, if you used the agricultural health system that we use in animals for humans, your monthly insurance premiums for a family of 5 would be $10 per month. You take your choice.
I believe, since we have made them wealthy, through insurance programs and government subsidies, I believe they owe us something. I believe they owe us at least as much as the industries do, for instance, recall notices. This was started, of course, 25 years ago, when Ralph Nader learned that the Ford Motor Company had made a Pinto car that had a rear end gas tank that would blow up if hit from behind at 20 mph, fry everybody in the car. And when the people complained to Ford Motor Company, they said, "You're just dumb for getting into a car accident. We're not going to pay you for that." Ralph Nader said no, it's a faulty design, so he went to a federal court and the judge agreed with him, and through a court order, forced Ford Motor Company to send everybody a recall notice with a registered letter, "Bring that car in and we'll fix it for nothing." Over the years if you read the business section of the newspapers, there is always recall notices from one thing or another. Sears had to recall 400,000 major appliances because the timers made in Taiwan would set on fire in the middle of the night. And then there was Ford Motor Company just a few months ago, they had a pickup trucks with the fuel line laid on top of the drive shaft and after about 25,000 it wore through. With all these high-priced engineers you would think that somebody would stop that little thing. They had to recall about 25,000 pickup trucks of a certain type.
But the one I think is the funniest, of course, has do with the Saturn cars. They had to recall every car they ever made in April, 1993, because the electrical system was somehow coded into TV channel changers. Let's say your neighbor came home at 2:00am, and wanted to watch the news or a movie cause they couldn't sleep, and there they are flicking through the channels, your car would start, drop into gear, and drive out the back of the garage. Well after a few hundred of them, they believed it was cheaper to send out a recall notice and get them in and fix them before they had thousands and thousands of suits to rebuild houses. Well I believe the medical profession owes us that same courtesy, when research shows that what they have been telling us for 10, 15, 25, 50, 100 or 300 years is incorrect or has been changed. They should send every one of their patients and former patients a registered letter that says, "For the next 3 Tuesday nights we're going to give you a free lecture on kidney stones, or tuberculosis, or heart disease, or whatever it may be." Has anybody in this room ever gotten a free recall notice from your physician? Kind of interesting, isn't it?
What if Sears were to put, in 300,000 cars, vinegar instead of oil for an oil change? And the engines in 300 cars for that stupidity would burn up. There would be Senate investigations. There would be class actions suits like you wouldn't believe. But they kill 300,000 a year and nobody protests, as long as we get ours free. And that scares me, that attitude.
At any rate, I've got a bunch of those recall notices you should have gotten over the last couple of years. We'll go through them quickly:
How many of you have heard that? If you don't raise your hand you've got Alziemers or you're fibbing, right? Well we knew fifty years ago in the veterinary industry that ulcers in pigs were caused by a bacteria called helicobacterpilory and of course we couldn't get one of these high-prices stomach surgeons from Mayo Clinic, (in fact, we always used to yell, "Hold the Mayo" when they would say stuff like that), and otherwise your pork chops would be $275 a pound to pay for that kind of surgery. We learned that with a trace mineral called bismuth and the tetracycline antibiotic that we could prevent and cure those stomach ulcers in pigs without surgery. And so that's what we did. Costs $5 to cure a pig of stomach ulcers with bismuth, a trace mineral, and tetracycline. The National Institute of Health, not the National Enquirer, came out in February of this year, February, 1994, and said ulcers are caused by a bacteria called helicobacterpilory, not stress. And they can be cured, (they actually used the cure word in this news release), (medical researchers never do that, they say "shows promising results", or "may be beneficial", they use the cure word), they can be cured by the use of the trace mineral, bismuth, and tetracycline.
For those of you who don't know what bismuth comes in, you can get it from any grocery store, or drug store. It's pink, about $2.95 for an 8 oz. bottle, and it's called Pepto-Bismol. So a teaspoon ofPepto-Bismol and some Orymiacin pellets, you can take care of ulcers. You have your choice of whether you are going to treat your own for $5, or go get whittled on. It's your choice.
When doctors get information on Cancer, you would think they would photocopy that when they send you that bill, instead of threatening you with collection agencies, they should send you some of the photocopies of this stuff. In September, 1993, the National Cancer Institute, not the National Enquirer, and the Harvard Medical School in Boston did a study on Cancer patients, and they came out and said an anti-cancer diet was found. When the National Cancer Institute sent that information to your doctor, he leaned back in his chair, wadded it up and did one of those things, right in the waste can. He's real good at throwing that stuff in there. The only thing he reads is, "Oh, I get gold golf clubs if I sell 20 prescriptions of Prozac per month."
They picked China to do their study, because in one province, Henon Province in China, they have the highest rate of Cancer in the whole world. They took 29,000 people for 5 years in this study, and what they did is give them different vitamins and minerals at double the daily recommended allowance for Americans. Now that's a trivial amount. For instance, they use vitamin C for one group, and the RDA recommended daily allowance for vitamin C is 60 mg, double that to be 120 mg, you can't go into a health food store and get a tablet or capsule for less than 500 mg for an adult. And of course Lynus Pauling, the gentlemen with 2 Nobel Prizes, says if you want to prevent and treat Cancer with vitamin C you have to use 10,000 mg a day. All the doctors who used to argue with him 35 years ago are all dead, and today Lynus Pauling, still 94, works 14 hours a day, 7 days a week, in his ranch in the Big Sur in California, and teaches at the University of California, San Francisco. So you have to make up your choice whether to listen to the dead doctors or Lynus Pauling. Your choice.
Vitamin C, doubled the RDA, nothing happened. Vitamin A, doubled the RDA, nothing happened. Zinc, Riboflavin, the trace mineral Millevdinum, Niacin, nothing happened. In one group they had a major benefit. In this group they got 3 nutrients at one time. They got vitamin E, they got Beta Carotene, and the trace mineral Selenium. Those 3 were double the RDA. (If you get a half percent benefit in any nutritional or pharmaceutical experiment, you have made a major improvement in humanity's life. So these articles get published. I want you to remember that statistic. Half a percent is major benefit). In this group that received the 3 for 5 years, deaths from all causes were reduced 9 percent. Almost 10 out of every hundred, or 1 out of every 10 who were going to die in that 5 years, survived. Then Cancers, all Cancers, 13% survived who would have died without those 3 nutrients. So 13 out of 100 lived who would have died, and then the type of Cancer that was the most prevalent in the Henon Province, stomach and esophageal Cancer, 21% lived who would have died. 21 out of 100 lived!
Now these are significant numbers, and your physician should have sent every one of you a photocopy of that. At least given you the information, even if he didn't want to give you the advice, given you the information and let you make up your own mind.
Here's one that I think is funny, on one hand, and on the other it tells you the attitude of physicians. This has to do with arthritis. It was in Sept. 24, 1993, from Harvard Medical School and the Boston VA Hospital. The people of you who have been to a VA hospital know, you have 2 opportunities to give your life for your country - once on the field of battle, and the other in the VA hospital. The title of the release was, "Chicken protein halts the pain and swelling of arthritis in a patient trial." They took people who failed to respond in any way to medical treatment for arthritis. These people got gold shots, mezotrexate, they got aspirin, prednizone, cortisone, and everything else you can think of, physical therapy, and the only thing left for them was joint replacement surgery. Before Harvard Medical School and the VA hospital was going to give it to them, they said, "Look, we're looking for people who are willing to suffer for just 3 months, 90 more days, because we want to try something. A short term experiment, and they got 29 volunteers. What they did for those 29 volunteers who failed to respond in any way to medical treatment for arthritis was, they gave them a heaping teaspoon of dried up chicken cartilage in their orange juice every morning. Just a heaping teaspoon of ground up chicken cartilage. And in 10 days, according to Harvard Medical School, all the pain and inflammation was gone!
These are people who didn't respond in any way to medical treatment. In 30 days they could open up a new pickle jar that had never been opened, and 90 days, 3 months, they had maximum return of function. Now here's the funny part. The funny part comes by a statement of a guy who was the director of that study from Harvard Medical School. "After 3 months it was clear that the drug was beneficial." Because it worked, chicken cartilage had become a drug! You can see, he was thinking about Patent numbers, and his eyes are rolling around about $300 a capsule, 20 patients, and you can just see him calculating, right? That means that if you go to Kentucky Fried Chicken, and you buy a bucket of fried chicken, throw away the skin and the meat and eat just the ends off the bones, you're practicing medicine without a license. And if you go to a Kentucky Fried Chicken in the middle of the night and you root through the dumpster and collect 2 five-gallon buckets of chicken bones, and you take them home with a hammer you pound off the ends of those bones and dry your own cartilage in the microwave, you are manufacturing a pharmaceutical. And the FDA is going to put you in jail!
If that's a little messy for you and you don't want to pay those lawyer fees, you can go into any grocery store and get some Knox gelatin. Women know about Knox gelatin, because it's good for your fingernails and your hair and your skin. It has the raw materials for chicken cartilage, it has the raw material for your cartilage, cause it is made out of beef cartilage and beef tendon, and if you take two of those little half oz. envelopes a day in your orange juice, and you take it with an oz. per body weight of colloidal minerals, next time I come by here in 3 months, you're going to run up here on this stage and hug me and kiss me if you've got arthritis.
Everybody has heard of it today. Fifty years ago when I was a little kid, there was no such thing as Alzheimer's Disease. It is a new disease, one of those things that just sort of happened. Now it is a major disease, one out of every 2 people who reach the age of 70 get Alzheimer's Disease. Pretty scary. We learned fifty years ago in the animal industry how to prevent and cure the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease in livestock. Can you imagine how much a farmer would lose if the pigs were all laying there scratching their heads saying, "Why am I here?" Where is the feed box? Because if they are not gaining a couple of pounds a day you're losing money. So we learned in the agricultural industry how to prevent and in the early stages, cure, Alzheimer's Disease. We deal with high doses of vitamin E and low doses of vegetable oil. You say, "Wallach, that's crazy. High doses of vitamin E?" Well, you should have gotten a recall notice from your doctor in July, 1992, because the University of California, a sophisticated medical research school, University of California, San Diego, came out and said, "Vitamin E eases memory loss in Alzeimers victims." Now they are only 50 years behind on that, from veterinary medicine, so you might be safer going to a veterinarian!
What's the first thing a doctor told you to give up, nutritionally, when you got your kidney stone? Calcium. No dairy. None of those vitamin/mineral things with calcium in them, because they have the stupid, naive, ignorant belief that the calcium in your kidney stones comes from the calcium you eat. When, in fact, it comes from your own bones when you have a raging calcium deficiency. A raging Osteoporosis then causes kidney stones. We learned a thousand years ago in the agricultural industry, if you want to prevent kidney stones in livestock, you had better give them more calcium. You had better give them more magnesium, and more boron. Now the reason is, of course, bulls and rams, male cattle and sheep, have special anatomy, when they get a kidney stone, they die. It's called water belly. They die. When you and I get a kidney stone, we just wish we were dead. But no farmer is dumb enough to pay for the feed for an animal, and have it die before he can either eat it or send it to market. So we learned how to prevent those things. So you should have gotten a recall notice from your doctor, especially those people who have had kidney stones. Your urologist should have sent the notice to you.
This was about 15 months ago, March, 1993, it says, "Calcium limits kidney stone risk." This is from the Harvard Medical School in Boston. "In a study that turns conventional medical wisdom on its head, researchers have found that people whose diets are rich in calcium run a reduced risk of developing kidney stones. A study of more than 45,000 people who are ranked in the 5 categories, the group that had the most calcium had no kidney stones." So it took them a thousand years to catch up.
About 5 years ago, when I started out on this crusade, and started lecturing to people all across America, and I'm in one time zone and the next , and although I knew I was going to get crazy out there doing this, last year I was on the road 300 days out of the year. 300 out of 365 days, and so I decided I needed to have a hobby I could take with me. Everytime I get a little whacko, I could go in my room and do this hobby and I would be okay. It would be kind of like having a little piece of home with me wherever I went. I wanted to have a hobby that would help other people. I didn't want to collect baseball cards, cause I like football. And I didn't want to do crossword puzzles, which is good mental exercise, but wouldn't help anybody else. I couldn't take my compost pile, (I like to garden), and hotels don't like that, you know. So I decided I was going to collect obituaries of doctors and lawyers.
Now as crazy as that sounds, remember I told you that doctors live to an average age of 58 and we live to 75.5, and here's a group of people who pontificate you and tell you, "Well this is what you need to do. You need to give up salt. No caffeine, and you need to not eat butter, and eat margarine, and do all these crazy things." And they die at age 58 on the average. Of course all those people who live to be 120-140, they put a chunk of rock salt in their tea everyday, and they drink 40 cups of tea a day. 40 chunks of rock salt. And they cook with butter instead of olive oil. And they live to be 120. So who you going to believe, the people who live to be 58, or the people who live to be 120? It's your choice.
Anyway, got a few of them here, some of my favorites. This doctor Stewart Cartright, aged 38. He dropped dead in his home. He was a family practitioner. Of a ruptured aneurysm. That's a ballooning artery, a weakened artery because of the fragmenting or the brittle condition of the elastic fibers in the arteries. Just like when you hit a chuck hole with your car tire, and you break the cords in there and you get a balloon. He dropped dead like he was pole-axed, okay? Right in his home, from a ruptured aortic aneurysm. Now we learned in 1957 that he died of something that even a turkey wouldn't die from. The reason why we say that is, 1957 we learned that aneurysms were caused by a copper deficiency. We had a pilot project, 250,000 turkeys, and we made complete food pellets where you put all 90 nutrients in there, and in the first 13 weeks, fully half of those turkeys died. 125,000 died. Farmers were out there every morning picking them up by the bushel basket. They took them to the State diagnostic labs for an autopsy, and they found out that they all had died of a ruptured aortic aneurysm. So they doubled the amount of copper in there, and the next year they tried to raise 500,000 turkeys, and they didn't lose a single turkey from a ruptured aortic aneurysm. And they ran that experiment in mice, and rats and rabbits and dogs and cats and calves and sheep and pigs, and guess what? They found out that there is a whole series of diseases that are caused by copper deficiency. Gray hair is the first sign. We start getting gray hair, regardless of age, you have a copper deficiency. You get skin wrinkles, because the elastic fibers in your skin are going... those little crows feet around your eyes, facial and body skin wrinkles. You look like you're a little prune, drying up.
Then, there's the varicose veins. That's caused by an elastic fiber breakdown. Then, of course, parts of your body begin to sag, under your arms, your breasts, your belly, your legs, all this stuff startssagging, and you can go to a cosmetic surgeon, a plastic surgeon if you want, but it is a lot cheaper, and a lot more effective, and a lot safer if you just take some copper.
Dr. Cartright may have had a medical degree, but he didn't have expensive urine, so he died of something that even a turkey wouldn't die from.
And here's one, this fellow, he was a doctor's doctor , Dr. Martin Carter. He almost made it. He died at age 57. He got his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and his PH.D. in medicine from Yale. Of course he was autopsied by the best because he was a doctor's doctor, and it said, "The cause of death was a ruptured aortic aneurysm", said Dr. Jewels Hurst, of Rockerfellow University Hospital. What did he die from? Copper deficiency. See, he didn't have expensive urine either.