In 1977 a veteran pathologist was able to establish beyond doubt that cystic fibrosis, arguably the most deadly of birth defects, could be prevented if mothers, during pregnancy, supplemented their diets with adequate doses of selenium. Furthermore, babies born with the disease could be treated.

I will also be touching upon how anti-oxidants reduce your risk of cancer.

NASA monkeys

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After many years of research looking in a slightly different direction, there was a serendipitous breakthrough, triggered by a feeding regime change for NASA  owned monkeys at a major zoo in Atlanta, Georgia.

It was revealed that congenital cystic fibrosis was not exclusively a human problem and, more importantly, that it was not a genetic problem.

The females among NASA’s rhesus monkeys (they were using rhesus monkeys in their space program) had not been getting their allotment of the trace mineral selenium and had begun giving birth to young either dead or suffering from cystic fibrosis. (Dead Doctors Don’t Lie, Dr. Joel Wallach. 1999) .

The pathologist who discovered this was Dr. Wallach. He had been commissioned in 1966 by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to look for an animal particularly vulnerable to air pollution (“canary in a coal mine”). This involved doing autopsies on animals sent to him from zoos across America. He also performed autopsies on locally deceased humans for comparison.

More than 20,000 autopsies

Ultimately, after more than 20,000 autopsies performed on both humans and animals, over a period of ten years (he claims the results of his research were irrefutable), he boldly made the claim that in both humans and animals, death from natural causes is always the result of a disease caused by one or more mineral deficiencies (Wallach, 1999. pp. 66-67). It wasn’t just birth defects. Further, he states that every chemical process pertaining to life involves a mineral the get the reaction started and another to finish, including the working of vitamins.

Medical Breakthrough?

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At the beginning of the 20th century, natural remedies and holistic medicine had been successfully demonized by a concerted campaign organized by J.D. Rockefeller. He was the major shareholder of Standard Oil stock and had been told that drugs that could alleviate symptoms of illness could be made using petrochemicals. He didn’t want holistic medical practices of the day competing with the sale of his “pill for every ill” petrochemical-based painkillers.

He was successful and Standard Oil share prices sky-rocketed. Rockefeller became the richest man ever.

After Dr. Wallach’s findings, mainstream medicine had the opportunity to switch back to treating diseases rather than their symptoms.

Why didn’t this happen? It should be obvious. With mainstream media also having a vested financial interest in ensuring that medicine continued as it had been for decades, it was no trouble at all to bury Dr. Wallach and his findings.

Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism

The vested financial interest that mainstream media has in medicine is one of the things discussed by  Sharyl Attkisson in her book on media bias, Slanted (2020). She’s an Emmy award-winning investigative reporter. See her discuss this with Eric Metaxas:

My Experience

I’ve been noticing the small snippets of medical propaganda at the end of news segments for a long time.

At the end of one news bulletin (I’ll never forget), I was informed that medical researchers strongly suspected that the combination of coffee and bacon for breakfast was a likely cause of cancer.

They also dole out a lot of nonsense about salt and cholesterol.

People die as a result of salt deficiency and get brain damage from statin drugs. (Wallach, 1999)

Are there bad people in powerful positions in the USA? Is there any cheating or deception going on?  It isn’t really my purpose here to speculate about such things.

Meanwhile in the livestock industry

Awareness of how nutrition is the key to preventing sickness and disease in farm animals had already been growing since the 1950s.

After Wallach’s findings, animal carers and industry veterinarians had the confidence to go ahead and eliminate all animal health problems. It wasn’t expensive like health insurance is expensive, it was just a matter of making sure the animals got the right mineral supplements.

The turkey disaster

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In the 1950s around half of the entire year’s worth of stock on several turkey farms, suddenly dropped dead from aortic aneurysms.

This turned out to be the result of a copper deficiency. Again, the result of a feeding regime change (Wallach, 1999. p.34).

Dead Doctors Don't Lie

Mineral deficiencies and animal birth defects

Animals suffer the same health problems humans do, and people who care for domestic animals – farmers, and zookeepers, for example – have known about the importance of supplements since the 1950s, as mentioned earlier.

Arctic Fox Litters

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In 1966, at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, zoo biologists were pondering a problem regarding a pair of mating Arctic foxes. These foxes normally have large litters of 10 to 15 kits. This pair, for the past few years, was producing much smaller litters, all with fatal birth defects.

They were either stillborn or survived birth with;

  • hydrocephalus
    • Hydrocephalus is a condition in which an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) occurs within the brain. (Wikipedia)
  • no eyes
  • diaphragmatic hernias
    • organs from the belly to move into the chest cavity near the lungs. (Wikipedia; Apr 4, 2019)
    • A problem of rising incidence in human babies since 2015
  • and cleft pallets

The biologists were fairly sure it was a genetic incompatibility between the parents that was causing the problem and were seriously considering a hunt and capture expedition in the Arctic.

The purpose was to expand the Arctic fox gene pool at the zoo.

When newly appointed veterinarian pathologist Dr. Joel Wallach, who had been listening to the discussion, announced that they were in luck and that it wasn’t a gene problem, Wallach says that they looked as though they’d been slapped across the face with a dead fish.

Wallach explained that if it had been a genetic problem the birth defects would have been the same with each new litter. Wallach was a sharp individual and a fast-rising star in veterinarian pathology.

Nutritional deficiency – not genetic

These birth defects were caused by nutritional deficiency, and not genetically transmitted.

It turned out that the keeper whose responsibility it was to feed the foxes had been very erratic.

He’d been feeding them ground up horse heart sprinkled with powdered vitamins and minerals.

Sometimes he sprinkled too much and sometimes too little. It depended on the kind of day he was having.

Wallach took charge and began feeding them with meat from a nearby grocery store. Four months later they had a litter of 11 healthy kits.

Within a year he began an inbreeding program.

The zoo wound up with so many Arctic foxes, a larger enclosure had to be built.

They begged him not to pull the same stunt with the elephants. (Wallach, 1999)

Yerks Regional Research Center

In 1977 and after a 4-year stint at Brookfield Zoo, Wallach ended up at the Yerks Regional Research Center, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The primate center administration was run by Emory University and among the institutions funding it was the NIH and NASA.

It was just across the street from the Centers for Disease control and in Wallach’s opinion a dream position.

Wallach’s main role was to keep everybody up to date about the effects of mineral deficiencies on primates and on humans.

The monkey business story

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Toward the end of 1977, the Head of pathology at Yerks, Harold McClure, headed off on vacation.

Dr. Wallach, from experience, had a feeling that there was some kind of calamity or increased workload about to come crashing down.

Something quite different happened.

Three days into McClure’s vacation time, Wallach took delivery of the first dead baby monkey.

Its hair had turned white, and Wallach describes the process of cutting the pancreas in half was like cutting through a tightly packed bag of sand.

The healthy state of the pancreas is flat and soft.

The baby monkey had suffered from anemia, and several other organs were in a bad way. It was also much smaller than was normal.

After extensive research at a nearby library, Wallach came to the conclusion that the monkey had suffered and died because of the birth defect cystic fibrosis brought on by a selenium deficiency in the mother.

Cystic Fibrosis

When he put this into the computer, however, to bring up information about similar cases, nothing came up. Zero.

Not satisfied with the computer he started searching through paper records. He soon became frustrated because every time he found anything on CF, the words were practically identical, as if they had all been written by the same person.

Cystic Fibrosis: The most common form of human genetic disease. The genes of which are found in 1 in 4 Americans.

Children born with cystic fibrosis, if they survive initially develop lung disease and die by the age of 12.

All the clinical veterinarian literature Wallach could find also repeated the same thing over and over,

Cystic fibrosis does not occur in animals.

The Cunning Plan

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Wallach sensed that he was about to hit a huge wall of antagonistic resistance. There were many swollen science egos out there and he would need to proceed carefully.

What he did was take the monkey’s pancreas to a leading expert in the field, Dr. Nasar, and get him to confirm what he suspected before admitting that the organ had come from a monkey.

Dr. Nasar horrified (Wallach, 1999)

The ploy worked beautifully, much to the stark raving horror of Dr. Nasar.

“No question”, said Dr. Nasar over the phone, “Definitely cystic fibrosis! Where does this pancreas come from?”

Wallach said he would tell him only if Nasar would put his words in writing and sign it. Nasar agreed, and they made arrangements to meet the following day.

Wallach says that Nasar really did look like a stunned mullet, which really don’t look that bright at the best of times.

Wallach had his written confirmation firmly in his hand so there wasn’t much Nasar could do.

It was the first-ever confirmed diagnosis of cystic fibrosis in an animal.

Cause of problem? Change!

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NASA needed a supply of healthy rhesus monkeys for their space program. In the wild primates are rarely disease-free, so special care was taken over the health of the ones NASA had lodged at Yerks.

The main diet of the Yerkes primates was commercially prepared “Monkey Biscuits”. Their ingredients included dozens of nutrients base on information gathered from 1,000s of primate studies. The primates were also given a variety of other food.

In the wild female primates have the chance to run away if ever a male becomes overly aggressive. Not so in cages. The males were tearing out their hair.

Noting the bald patches Dr. Nelly de Bourne, the new boss, incorrectly concluded that the primates were suffering from a deficiency of essential fatty acids, and instructed that these rhesus monkeys were to be fed a teaspoon of corn oil each day.

She had failed to consider that the hair loss was only occurring in the females. Nevertheless, she was the director’s wife and nobody dared question her.

New feeding regime

The task might sound simple but it wasn’t.

Dr. Wallach describes this extra chore as like “trying to force-feed a gang of angry, super strength teenagers, with ADHD and long teeth. They’d rather spit the corn oil in your face than swallow it.”

The already overworked technicians whose job it was to feed the monkeys came up with a solution; they half-filled 5-gallon buckets with corn oil, topped them up with monkey biscuits, and then left them to soak overnight.

The next day the biscuits were fed to the monkeys like buttered popcorn, but the added oil threw out the nutritional balance of the biscuits.

Vegetable oil is a bad thing to consume because it tends to stay in the body and go rancid. Extra selenium is needed to clean it out. The mothers became selenium-deficient, and their young were being born with CF.

Note: vegetable oil is bad for you because it stays in the body, goes off, and causes brown spots on your organs – including your skin. These brown spots are where cancer starts. Stick to lard, dripping, and butter. Anti-Oxidants can clean away these blown spots.


Human CF sufferers

Surprisingly Wallach’s discovery gained acceptance and respect… for a short time. He became the darling boy at Yerks.

Later however when he claimed he had created a model of the cause of cystic fibrosis that could be applied to any animal, and, more importantly, to humans, the National Institutes of health made sure Wallach would never work as a pathologist again.

Wallach retrained as a naturopathic physician and began treating children in spite of fierce opposition at first. He is still, as far as I know, treating and curing young human cystic fibrosis sufferers.

Dr. Wallach later reasoned:

Why do CF sufferers in the same family suffer from different developments caused by CF? Surely CF is not caused by a genetic problem, otherwise, these children would exhibit the same form of the illness.

In a family with three CF children, one might have pancreatic disease, another would have liver disease and the other lung disease.

Such diversity is hardly the picture of the classic genetic disease. It’s the same as the Arctic fox story at the Brookfield Zoo.  (Dr. Joel Wallach, Dead Doctors don’t Lie. 1999. p. 108)

Four things that killed interest in nutrition, and the consequences of mineral deficiencies

  • The Rockefeller shutdown of curative medicine in around 1910
  • The second was the discovery of penicillin in 1938.
  • The second was the discovery of cortisone in 1942.
  • Any remaining interest in the effects of mineral deficiency causing disease was killed off by the frenzied fervor in the 1980s surrounding genetic engineering as a patentable cure-all for everything from flatulence to cancer.

A new career

Dr. Wallach went on to found Youngevity, and formulate a nutritional supplement pack, the Healthy Body Start Pak, and others, to guard against birth defects and more than 400 relatively common diseases. (opposite)

It’s the most comprehensive supplement package on the market.

Most importantly, Youngevity “Paks”, as they call them, provide 60 essential minerals.

He also went back to school to study naturopathy so he could treat people especially children suffering from cystic fibrosis.

Crop Soils

Our crop soils are becoming anemic because of over-farming and no rest-rotation.

The mineral nitrogen is about the only thing with which farmers teat their crop soils. It speeds growth. Anything more is prohibitive because of the added cost.

The Nepalese have mineral-rich crops because of the glacial milk” they use to water their crops. These people live longer because of their mineral-rich diets. See:

Mineral concentrations vary throughout the Earth’s crust and our crop soils are becoming anemic because of over-farming and no rest-rotation. Plants can manufacture vitamins using the carbon dioxide they absorb from the air. But nothing and nobody can produce a mineral. If they aren’t in the ground they won’t be in the plants.

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Nitrogen cycle

Plant-derived colloidal minerals

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Youngevity’s Healthy Body Start Pak. It contains 90 essential nutrients, including 60 plant-derived colloidal minerals

The most absorbable minerals are those that come from plants. Many mineral supplements on the market today are not plant-derived.

Plant-derived colloidal minerals are extracted from shale deposits that contain decayed plant matter. Plant-derived colloidal minerals are 98% absorbable and are what Youngevity uses in its supplement packs. They have sole access to a huge deposit of decayed vegetable matter.

The basic pack, the Healthy Body Start Pak has three components, and between them contain 60 essential minerals, 16  essential vitamins, and 3 essential fatty acids. They also have paks with add ons, such as the Blood Sugar Pak for diabetes.

Youngevity range of 7 Healthy Body Paks


The Healthy Body Start Pak has all the nutrients you need to eliminate any chance of birth defects and greatly reduce your risk of cancer (with anti-oxidants; selenium, and vitamins A, C, E) if you follow the recommended dosage.

Ten to fifteen-year double-blind studies have been conducted, with regard to the efficacy of selenium for preventing cancer.

None of the subjects being given selenium ever contracted cancer.

In 2011, Dr. Wallach received the Klaus Shwartz Commemorative Medal for his research in this area.

As already mentioned not only does the Healthy Body Start Pak eliminate any chance of birth defects, but also 415 relatively common diseases.

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Will greatly reduce your risk of cancer and prevent birth defects.

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As Dr. WAllach noted, there were swollen science egos involved and it was always going to be dangerous. His research was done in secret until he was absolutely sure.

Once he started treating children, these people tried unsuccessfully to sue him seven times.

Another thing Dr. Wallach did with his research was to found Youngevity and develop a nutritional supplement regime for humans.

This regime includes plant-derived colloidal minerals which are 98% absorbable, unlike many on the market these days.

If you would like to offer some feedback, comments, or have any questions, please leave something in the comment section below.

Thank you for reading.



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