“It's not what you eat that kills you, it's what you don't eat.”

— Dr. Joel Wallach

Joel D. Wallach, BS, DVM, ND

In 2011 Dr Wallach received the Klaus Schwarz Award which recognizes the work of pioneers in the field of trace-element research.

Joel D. Wallach, a biomedical research pioneer, 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 currently dedicates his time to teaching throughout the globe on the therapeutic advantages of vitamins and minerals and on advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on behalf of the dietary supplement trade.

Career Timeline:

1962: Dr. Wallach obtained a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Agriculture from the University of Missouri with a major in Animal Husbandry (Nutrition) and a minor in Field Crops and Soils.

1964: Dr Wallach was awarded a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM), also from the University of Missouri.

1965 to 1968: Dr. Wallach completed a postdoctorate fellowship at The Center for the Biology of Natural Systems at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

1977: Dr. 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. Cystic fibrosis was previously thought to be a human genetic disorder. However Dr Wallach's groundbreaking discovery led him to spending the next 20 years researching the benefits of selenium and other trace minerals on human health.

As a result of this intensive study, he became known as the “Mineral Doctor” and the “Father of Liquid Mineral Supplementation.”

1982: He obtained a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

1997: Dr. Wallach and Ma Lan, MD, MS founded American Longevity, the network marketing company known today as Youngevity.  Dr. Wallach's intent was to educate as many people worldwide on the health benefits of complete nutrition through supplementation. He chose the network marketing model as he identified it would not only benefit people's physical health, but it would also benefit their financial health.

“To save America, we need to build an Army…and we’ll pay you a ridiculous amount of money to help!” -Dr. Wallach
 
2003: Dr Wallach successfully petitioned the American Food and Drug Administration to establish a Qualified Health Claim for selenium enabling labels of dietary supplements containing Selenium to state "may reduce the risk of certain cancers".

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