POPULARLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

POPULARLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

POPULARLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

  1. DR. WALLACH TALKS ABOUT THE BODY NEEDING 90 ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS. THAT IS A LOT MORE THAN I HAVE EVER HEARD WE NEED. WHAT DOES HE MEAN BY THAT?

There are a thousand tasks our body performs every hour, from pumping blood, to breathing, to building and repairing tissue, to maintaining the immune system. Each job involves the execution of a specific set of chemical events. Yet if we are to perform optimally, if every chemical reaction and transfer which needs to occur, is to occur, we must provide our body with the raw material required. One can''t expect to bake a decent cake without eggs or flour or milk or sugar. Similarly, one can not expect the body to do the job it was designed to do without providing it with a full shelf of ingredients to work with. We need all the essential vitamins (16), the essential amino acids (12), all of the fatty acids (3) and the minerals, trace elements and rare earths proven to be essential to human health (60).

2 CAN I GET ALL OF THE NUTRIENTS I NEED IN MY DIET?

Plants can make carbohydrates, enzymes, vitamins, amino acids, fiber, fatty acids etc. yet they can not make minerals. Minerals exist in the soil and must come to us from the soil. A plant draws minerals up through its root system and delivers it to us in a colloidal, organically bound form.

Unfortunately, due in part by the way in which agriculture has been practiced the past hundred years or so, the mineral content of our range and crop soils is at an all time low. Farmers can grow millions of bushels of corn by applying the fertilizer, NPK (nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus) to their fields. However, after five to seven years of harvesting crop after crop from the same field most of the minerals, especially the trace minerals and rare earths, are virtually ‘strip mined'' from the soil.'' Alarmingly low mineral content in soils worldwide was documented most recently at the 1993 "Eco" conference in Rio. Also, our own Senate issued on the same subject some years ago. The poverty of our soils translates into a lack of minerals in our diets and also may well diminish the plants own ability to manufacture other nutrients we need like vitamins, fatty acids and amino acids.

Besides poor soils other factors contribute to malnourishment. More and more of our foods are now highly processed or manipulated to achieve a certain look or taste or convenience of preparation. Frozen orange juice, for example, has been shown by consumer magazines to be a pathetic substitute for fresh squeezed. Also, due to our fast paced lifestyle, we tend to neglect eating fresh fruits and vegetables, the very foods richest in precious vitamins and enzymes.

Because it is next to impossible for us to get all 90 essential nutrients from our diet, it is imperative that we turn to other sources. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE SUPPLEMENT.

  1. DR. WALLACH TALKS ABOUT COLLOIDAL MINERALS*. WHAT DOES HE MEAN BY THAT?

Minerals in a raw, inorganic form found in rocks and clay and soil are termed ‘metallic'' minerals. Metallic minerals have next to zero nutritional value. If ingested we can absorb only about 5 to 10% of what is there.

In the 1970''s a method of increasing the absorption of metallic minerals was devised. It is called ‘chelation.'' Chelation involves wrapping an enzyme or an amino acid around a metallic mineral. We get about 40% absorption from chelated mineral supplements.

The best way for us to get the minerals we need is not by grazing on clay or taking in handfuls of chelated mineral tablets, it is by supplementing with full spectrum, liquid, organic, colloidal minerals. Organic colloidal minerals are minerals directly from plants grown in mineral rich soils. They are 98% absorbable.

The minerals we get from food are organic colloidal minerals. The term ‘colloidal'' refers to the particle size. Colloids are extremely small particles. Some colloidal minerals are 700 times smaller than a red blood cell! The smaller the particle, the higher the surface to mass ratio. The more surface there is, proportionally, the greater the ease of absorption into the body (more surface to rub up against the villa in the small intestines, for example).

When minerals are drawn up into the plant through its root system, the bio-electrical charge of the element is altered from positive to negative. This is important because the linings of our small intestines are positively charged. A magnetic gradient is established which effectively pulls in the needed nutrient. This, too, accounts for the high absorbability of liquid, organic colloidal minerals.

4 WHY IS IT IMPORTANT THAT THE COLLOIDAL MINERALS BE ORGANIC?

Organic colloidal minerals are directly from plants. They come to us in tiny quantities, in ‘trace'' amounts and in a from the body can recognize and use. True organic colloidal minerals are negatively charged. Negatively charged particles do not collect as readily in fat or liver tissue as do positively charged or metallic minerals. When we get our minerals from plants, therefore, there is little danger of toxicity.

Metallic minerals, on the other hand, are positively charged and can accumulate in soft body tissue. Metallic minerals are only 5 to 10% absorbable.

5 I HAVE HEARD THAT THE COLLOIDAL MINERAL PRODUCTS DR. WALLACH RECOMMENDS CONTAIN POTENTIALLY HARMFUL MINERALS SUCH AS ARSENIC, LEAD, ALUMINUM AND CADMIUM. IS THIS TRUE? IF SO, SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?

Majestic Earth Minerals are a ‘full spectrum'' organic colloidal mineral supplement. The term ‘full spectrum'' refers to the fact that Majestic Earth Minerals come directly from plants grown in soil containing a full or complete range of elements: from Aluminum and Antimony to Yttrium and Zirconium.

There are elements in the Majestic Earth minerals one would not dream of ingesting in a granular or metallic form. Lead, for example, cadmium, mercury, arsenic. In an organically bound form, however, in trace amounts, many of these same elements play an important role in the body''s bio-chemistry. Arsenic, for example, helps facilitate neonatal growth and plays a part in metabolizing selenium, an element proven to be crucial to the health of the heart muscle. In a metallic form, on the other hand, arsenic can be deadly. In fact, it is 65 times more toxic than organically bound arsenic.

Many people worry about ingesting too much aluminum. It is associated with Alzheimer''s Disease, after all. Yet what many do not realize is that fully 12% of the earth''s crust consists of aluminum bound typically to either oxygen or silica. One can not buy a fruit, grain, nut, vegetable, etc. at any market that does not contain trace amounts of organically bound aluminum.

Another interesting fact is that due to the electro magnetic charge of organically bound minerals they cannot be stored in the body for longer than about 6 to 8 hours, thus they never create any sort of toxic overload. Minerals that come from inorganic sources such as rocks, clays and sea water can accumulate in the soft tissue of the body. Some plant- sourced minerals have been found to actually remove their heavy metal counterparts. For example, going back to aluminum, aluminum is very effective in not only cleansing the body at the cellular level but also in assisting it to remove any metallic aluminum that might be present.

6 I HAVE HEARD DR. WALLACH SPEAK BEFORE BUT HE ENDORSED A PRODUCT CALLED MINERAL TODDY, NOT MAJESTIC EARTH MINERALS. WHICH PRODUCT DOES DR. WALLACH REALLY ENDORSE?

In a recent statement Dr. Wallach says, unequivocally, and we quote: "Recently, there has been a great deal of controversy regarding which colloidal mineral product I endorse. In order to clear up any confusion and to avoid having my name and reputation associated with colloidal mineral products of inferior quality, I have started my own company, American Longevity. The only colloidal mineral product I endorse is American Longevity''s Majestic Earth Minerals."

It is true that for some years Dr. Wallach encouraged people to supplement with Mineral Toddy. At the time he was a minority shareholder in Soaring Eagle, the company which markets Mineral Toddy. Majority shares at Soaring Eagle changed hands as recently as last fall. The new decision makers at Soaring Eagle and Dr. Wallach clashed on many issues. Most concerned internal, political matters yet one issue impacts the public more directly, namely, the issue of quality control.

At American Longevity Dr. Wallach is firmly at the helm. He makes the decisions now and he willingly stakes his own good name and reputation on the quality of the Majestic Earth line of supplements.

7 I HAVE RECEIVED A DEAD DOCTORS DON''T LIE TAPE IN THE MAIL (OR FROM A FRIEND). I GOT THE IMPRESSION HE ENDORSED ANOTHER COLLOIDAL MINERAL PRODUCT FROM HIS TAPE. IS THIS TRUE?

The Dead Doctors Don''t Lie tape is a recording of Dr. Wallach''s standard lecture in which he argues for the use of full spectrum colloidal mineral supplementation. At the end of the lecture, during the last 3 to 4 minutes he encourages listeners to buy and use Soaring Eagle''s Mineral Toddy.

Dr. Wallach''s message is both powerful and persuasive. Companies wanting to cash in on the demand the tape generates have used it to sell their own products. Of course, to do so they have had to erase the last 3 to 4 minutes.

The original Dead Doctors Don''t Lie tape was never copyrighted, although, obviously, the material on the tape is Dr. Wallach''s own intellectual property. Dr. Wallach threatened legal action against companies guilty of pirating his material and distributing edited versions of the tape. He could not stop distribution but he did extract an agreement from many of the companies whereby each compensates him at the rate of 25 cents per tape and does not distribute the tape with the mention of their product any where near the sound of his voice. Nowhere on any of the abridged tapes is there mention of any specific colloidal mineral product. Other than Mineral Toddy and now Majestic Earth Minerals, Dr. Wallach has never publicly endorsed any other colloidal mineral product. Obviously, great pains have been taken by various companies to make it appear that he does but he does not.

8 WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAJESTIC EARTH MINERALS, MAJESTIC EARTH PLUS AND MAJESTIC EARTH ULTIMATE?

Majestic Earth Minerals contain 72 elements: major minerals; trace minerals and rare earths. These minerals are leached directly from plants grown in virgin soil, in a mineral rich region. They are organic colloidal minerals of the highest quality.

Majestic Earth Sports Tech is 50% Majestic Earth Minerals. The remaining 50% consists of a package of liquid chelated vitamins and additional liquid chelated minerals and electrolytes. The drink supplies all the vitamins and minerals essential to human health in a highly absorbable form and with its natural cherry berry flavor tastes great!

Majestic Earth Ultimate is 50% by volume Majestic Earth Minerals. The remaining 50% consists of a package of liquid chelated vitamins and a package of liquid amino acids as well as grape seed extract, bioflavonoids, Coenzyme Q10, and superoxide dismutase. Out of the 90 nutrients essential to human health, 87 are contained in the Ultimate. The three missing nutrients are the fatty acids. They were omitted in order to keep the solution from congealing. Although Ultimate is quite thick to inhibit separation and settling of the amino acids, it mixes nicely in orange juice. The flavor base is raspberry concentrate, the fruit concentrate which contains the least amount of sugar.

9 IF MAJESTIC EARTH ULTIMATE HAS EVERYTHING IN IT, CAN I JUST TAKE THIS SUPPLEMENT AND BE DONE WITH IT?

Dr. Wallach estimates that for every nutrient we go without for a sustained period of time we subject ourselves, on average, to ten different degenerative diseases. This is why it is so important to take in all 90 essential nutrients on a daily basis. To make up for the many years most of us have been running deficits in certain nutrients, it is crucial that we start out by taking in what is termed a ‘saturation dose'' of Dr. Wallach''s supplements. This involves taking one ounce of the Majestic Earth Minerals and one ounce of the Majestic Earth Ultimate twice daily for 90 days. This supplies the body with 87 out of the 90 nutrients proven to be essential to human health. After the 90 days one cuts back to the ‘maintenance dose'' or one ounce of minerals per 100 pounds of body weight per day.

While it is possible to do the maintenance dose using Majestic Earth Ultimate exclusively, after all it has practically everything in it; it is not recommended to do so. Majestic Earth Ultimate contains 50% by volume Majestic Earth Minerals. A person weighing 150 pounds would have to use three full ounces of Majestic Earth Ultimate each day to get enough minerals (1.5 ounces). To do this, though, would mean overloading the body with vitamins and amino acids. Plus, the cost would be unnecessarily high. A much more sensible plan for a person weighing 150 pounds would be to take in one ounce of Majestic Earth Minerals and one ounce of Majestic Earth Ultimate once per day. This would supply the required 1.5 ounces of minerals as well as just the right proportion of vitamins and amino acids. Also, it would not cost as much.

Anyone experiencing musculo-skeletal problems should add in unflavored, unsweetened Knox brand gelatin to the above described saturation dose (see Arthritis Formula). The gelatin provides collagen, important for connective tissue, chondroitin sulfate, raw material for building cartilage and glucosamine sulfate, helps with joint fluid matrix.

10 I DON''T HAVE ARTHRITIS. WHY WOULD I WANT TO TAKE THE ARTHRITIS FORMULA?

The Arthritis Formula is not only useful to people suffering from nearly any type of muscular - skeletal problem (osteoporosis, fibromyalgia), according to Dr. Wallach, it is also an excellent vehicle for obtaining 87 of the 90 nutrients essential to human health at a saturation level. Due to the poor quality of our range and crop soils (see ) many of us are at risk for chronic degenerative diseases of every description, including arthritis. It is estimated that up to 70 million Americans currently suffer from arthritis and the figure is expected to grow as the baby boomer population ages. Therefore, doing the arthritis formula is an excellent way not only to gird the body against nearly every degenerative disease it is also a way to prevent one of the most widely spread afflictions, osteo arthritis.

11 IF I AM ABLE TO OBTAIN 87 OUT OF THE 90 ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS, WHICH 3 ARE MISSING AND HOW CAN I GET THEM?

The three essential nutrients missing from the arthritis formula, and the saturation dose for that matter, are the essential fatty acids. These play an important role (see Flax Oil) and should be part of one''s daily diet. Essential fatty acids are present in certain legumes, nuts and especially in fish. If you prefer to get your EFA''s from supplements consider American Longevity''s EFA Plus. Flax oil is a wonderful source of EFA''s and can be bought in capsule form in most health food stores (see Flax Oil).

12 WOULD IT BE ACCURATE TO ASSUME THAT THE MAJESTIC EARTH SUPPLEMENTS CAN BE TAKEN TO CURE MY HEALTH CHALLENGES?

Dr. Wallach''s approach to health and longevity is simple: avoid the land mines (sugar, alcohol, smoking, etc.) And give the body the tools it needs to do the job it is designed to do. Do this and the body will respond accordingly. The Majestic Earth supplements provide a marvelous nutritional foundation upon which optimum sustainable health can be achieved. These supplements are not drugs. They are not medicine. They are just good nutrition. Will they give us the best fighting chance we can have against degeneration and disease? Yes. Are they intended to ‘cure'' disease. No. Only the body, itself, ultimately, with its own instinct for survival, with its own innate intelligence can ever cure disease. How good of a job our body does, of course, depends on the sort of nutritional tools we provide it with.

13 WHY AREN''T THE CONCENTRATIONS OF MINERALS IN THE MAJESTIC EARTH MINERAL PRODUCTS LISTED ON THE BOTTLE?

Majestic Earth Minerals is a natural product. The concentration of its individual components varies according to which batch of plant matter the minerals are extracted from. From time to time analysis of the product is performed at an independent laboratory. Results are published and made available to the public. Call 1-800-290-6124 for the most recent information or click here: Lab Proof

14 WHAT ARE DR. WALLACH THEORIES WITH REGARD TO DIABETES, HYPERTENSION, GINGIVITIS, CARDIOMYOPATHY?

No matter what sort of health challenge a person may have, Dr. Wallach''s recommendation is always the same: "Start by saturating with all 90 essential nutrients. Take one fluid ounce of M.E. Minerals, one fluid ounce of M.E. Ultimate twice daily for 90 days." This establishes the ‘nutritional foundation'' missing in most of the population chances are within the 90 days the body will swing back into balance and begin moving toward health. If, however, this does not happen, the next step is to consult Dr. Wallach''s book Let''s Play Doctor to see what other naturopathic strategies can be employed. What follows is are excepts from Let''s Play Doctor addressing the chronic degenerative diseases listed above. To order Let''s Play Doctor for $17.95 (includes shipping and handling and an audio tape) please click here: Let''s Play Doctor.

"DIABETES: is the number one shame of the "orthodox" doctors in the 20th century. Diabetes is easy to prevent, easy to cure and treat so you can avoid all of the terrible side effects (i.e., blindness, hypertension, amputations, early death, etc). Since 1958, it has been known that supplemental chromium will prevent and treat diabetes as well as hypoglycemia--just ask any health food store owner or N.D.!! The facts associated with chromium and diabetes were published in the Federation Proceeding by Walter Mertz (the director of the U.S.D.A. field services). Here is the ultimate case of a whole specialty of medicine being wiped out by universal chromium supplementation but kept secret and away from the public for economic reasons!!! Additionally the University of Vancouver, BC, Canada stated that ''Vanadium will replace insulin for adult onset diabetics''!!" An excellent source of chromium and vanadium is the Majestic Earth Sweet Eze supplement.

"HYPERTENSION (high blood pressure): represents an elevation of the blood pressure above 140/90 mm Hg (the upper limits of normal)...High blood pressure is complex and may be caused by many diseases ranging from simple nervousness in the examining room, arteriosclerosis, kidney disease and a variety of endocrine gland disorders and food allergies. ..CALCIUM DEFICIENT DIETS ARE KNOWN TO BE A MAJOR CAUSE OF HYPERTENSION...Treatment of hypertension includes calcium (particularly useful is the plant derived colloidal minerals which are 98% absorbable)...." The Majestic Earth Calcium Plus capsules are an excellent source of supplemental calcium.

"GINGIVITIS (periodontal disease, receding gums): is the shame of the dental profession. Gingivitis is totally preventable with proper nutrition and can very frequently be cured with nutrition. It is the contention of the "orthodox" dental profession that food caught between the teeth and between the gums and tooth is the root cause of gingivitis and they have duly raised the stock worth of the dental floss companies. In reality, the reason the gums recede and food gets packed into the gingival space between the gums and tooth is that the "alveolar" bone supporting the tooth root has dissolved from a calcium deficiency and/or a phosphorus excess i.e., too much meat, too much phosphate containing soft drinks, etc. The alveolar bone is very thin and fragile so minute losses in bone density are reflected more severely there than in, say, the femur (thigh bone). The truth would get rid of an entire specialty of dentists so it is kept in the dental research literature. Think about it: Dogs and cats don''t floss and they don''t get periodontal disease or receding gums unless we feed them table scraps--again the veterinary profession is treating their patients better than their human counterparts!!"

CARDIOMYOPATHY (muscular dystrophy of heart): is recognized by the World Health Organization as a selenium deficiency. This is the type of heart disease that makes individuals a candidate for heart transplant in the eyes of "orthodox" physicians. It is typical that $1 per month in selenium supplement will prevent this disease and the "need" for a $250 thousand dollar procedure that carries a 20% mortality rate...It is interesting that veterinarians have eliminated this disease in animals with selenium injections and oral supplementation of diets (again an example where it just might be better to go to your vet!!).

PLEASE NOTE: Central to Dr. Wallach''s theories on chronic degenerative disease is their relationship to food allergies. Food allergies often inhibit the body''s ability to absorb nutrients thus sabotaging efforts to address such afflictions through nutritional strategies. In Dr. Wallach''s own words, "The diagnosis and identification of specific food allergens takes quite a bit of work on your part to identify but is worth the effort as it will add 10 to 20 years to your life and make an enormous improvement in your quality of life." For more on this topic please click here or refer to Dr. Wallach''s book, "Let''s Play Doctor." In his book he lists over 400 different diseases giving advice and formulas for each.


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