[Editor's Note: I first heard Dr. Wallach in 1996 in a radio
interview with Roy Tuckman of KPFK Radio (Los Angeles). The essay presented
below is taken from a book titled "Let's Play Doctor" first published
in 1989 by Dr. Joel Wallach and his wife, Dr. Ma Lan. The book is packed
with natural, low cost methods for treating a wide range of disease conditions
and symptoms that I've found to be most useful and efficacious. I often
refer to it when stuck for an answer. Naturally, orthodox medicine is strongly
opposed to the promotion of this type of self-help book, advocating Nature-based
therapies, since you might discover that you can fix your health problems
on your own, without the need of the medical priesthood. And of course,
we can't have that- now can we?...Ken Adachi]
By Dr. Joel Wallach, DVM, ND
September 3, 2003
CYSTIC FIBROSIS (mucoviscidosis): is the "crime"
of the century second only to diabetes (and that is only because diabetes
affects millions while CF only affect thousands each year)
in that it is preventable, 100% curable in the early stages, and can be
far better managed in chronic cases than it is currently managed by orthodox
medicine. Cystic fibrosis is an important fatal disease of humans. CF was
originally thought to be limited to white populations of central European
origin, but today CF has been diagnosed in all peoples of the earth.
CF is thought to be genetically transmitted by the orthodox pediatricians,
yet they have failed to prove their theory despite multi-millions of dollars
spent in research. Classically, the diagnosis is made when any two of four
criteria are present:
1.Exocrine pancreatic inufficiency,
3. Positive sweat test,
4. Family history of the disease,
yet most orthodox pediatricians will not diagnose CF without
a positive "sweat test" (elevated level of sodium, chloride and
potassium in the sweat -greater than 65 mEq/L.
The sweat test has been elevated by dogma to "the diagnostic
test" for CF, yet there are at least 17 known diseases and syndromes
that can give a positive sweat test (*see list below), leading at least
one group of investigators to refer to CF as a syndrome rather
than a disease.
Initially described in 1933, CF was first thought to be the result of a
vitamin A deficiency in children dying with celiac disease. In 1938, the
term "cystic fibrosis" was coined because the pathologist mistakenly
thought the changes in the pancreas were true cysts (fluid filled spaces
lined with normal tissue). It is well known today that the "cysts"
of CF are, in fact, a dilation of the pancreatic functional unit (acini)
with atrophy (shrinking) of the lining tissue.
In 1952, the fact that congenital CF occurred in a significant
number of CF patients was established. The foundation of the genetic theory
of CF transmission is based on the frequent congenital appearance and
two very poor papers: one published in 1913 which claimed that two children
with diarrhea had an "inborn error in fat metabolism" and another
one published in 1965 that did an epidemiological study of a group of 232
Australian families with CF. Despite six sets of twins among those studied,
the study failed to shed clear light on the proposed genetic theory.
These papers were so poorly written, that today they would
not get past the letter opener at any orthodox medical journal. We have
spent an inordinate amount of time on CF because this syndrome again demonstrates
very clearly that if any medical specialty will be eliminated by discovery
[of a cure], that discovery will never be given to the public by the orthodoxy.
In 1978, the first universally accepted diagnosis of CF in
a laboratory animal was made by myself, Dr. Joel Wallach. The diagnosis
was based on characteristic CF changes in the pancreas and liver in baby
monkeys and were confirmed by CF experts from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine,
Emory University and the University of Chicago. Experts from NIH and the
CF Foundation were overjoyed -- that is until they learned that Dr. Wallach
could reproduce the CF changes with acongenital selenium deficiency
in almost any animal species. (With this revelation, Wallach
was fired with 24 hours notice-ten days after his wife had died of cancer-
and blackballed from further research.)
It has been learned recently that the positive sweat test is the result
of an essential fatty acid deficiency that causes a secondary
deficiency of prostaglandin (very short lived hormones)
that control the sodium, chlorides and potassium levels of the sweat.
The prevention of CF has been accomplished in pet, farm, and
labortory animals by the veterinary profession by assuring adequate levels
of selenium and essential fatty acid nutriture to the preconception, pregnant,
and nursing mother. This is not as easy as it sounds because of malabsorption
problems ( E.g. Celiac diseases and Crohn's Disease) in a percentage of
women. All things being normal, a supplementation of 200 mcg (micrograms)
of selenium per day and 5 grams of flaxseed oil taken three times a day
would be adequate to prevent CF.
Treatment of CF is very basic - treat the infant as early
as possible with intramuscular selenium injections of 10-25 mcg per day.
Plant derived colloidal minerals may be used orally thereafter. Provide
5 gm of flaxseed oil orally three times daily.
It's critically important to DETERMINE IF THE INFANT IS ALLERGIC
TO WHEAT, COW'S MILK OR SOY. If you do not correct the malabsorption problem,
treatment will only be minimally effective. In the case of older CF patients,
essential fatty acids given intravenously and intramuscularly injections
of selenium will provide excellent management leading to a norrnal life
expectancy of 75 years. Compare this approach to the heart and lung transplant
offered by the orthodox pediatricians!
If the proper treatment is carried out, the "typical
CF lung disease" will not develop. The lungs of CF patients are normal
at birth and only develop bronchiectasis after chronic essential
fatty acid and copper deficiencies have taken
their toll. Don't forget the base line nutritional supplementation here!
We went to China in 1988 to study Keshan Disease, a known
selenium deficiency disease of Chinese children. We studied 1,700
autopsies and found 595 cases or 35% had pancreatic CF.
Remember that CF, according to the orthodoxy, is supposed to be "genetic
disease of children of middle European extract". To justify this finding,
the proponentsof the orthodox genetic theory will no doubt claim
that a very virile English missionary impregnated 125,000 Chinese girls
and, unfortunately, he was "carrying the gene for CF."
Dr. Joel Wallach
"The more facts you have, the better the truth you
have." anthropologist, Dr. Johnathon Leaky, Sr.
* Diseases and Syndromes That Have Produced a Positive Sweat
All information posted on this web site is
the opinion of the author and is provided for educational purposes only.
It is not to be construed as medical advice. Only a licensed medical doctor
can legally offer medical advice in the United States. Consult the healer
of your choice for medical care and advice.