Scott: Talking with Dr. Joe Wallach today, and you have a book called "Dead Doctors Don't Lie". Can you talk about the premise behind that book?
Dr. Joel Wallach: Sure. Thank you Scott. Well, basically, my background is different. I have a degree in agriculture. I'm a veterinarian. I'm a comparative pathologist. I work for NIH and the National Science Foundation and big universities, and learned that we could prevent and cure as many as 900 different diseases, prevent all birth defects in livestock and laboratory animals and pet animals with a simple nutritional supplementation.
I was an abysmal failure at getting medical doctors interested in this concept, so I went back to school and became a naturopathic physician and what I found out was that the average lifespan of a medical doctor, I said at the original time back in 1993 , was 58. And they said why would you go to a group of people who's average lifespan was 58 to learn how to live to be 100 in a healthful way? They didn't like that, so they did their own study and they came out with, and they said ,Wallach lied. The average primary care physician and primary care practitioner does not live to 58 like Wallach says. We live to be 56. I had to publicly apologize for giving them 2 too many years. My premise is that if doctors knew what they were talking about, they should live to be 125, 150. They've missed the target so badly that only the dead ones don't lie.
Scott: Why is that ? Why is their life expectancy so much shorter than what we would expect?
Dr. Joel Wallach: Well, Scott, the reason is very simple. Remember I'm a pathologist, so I can dig into their autopsies, right? So, I know exactly what they die from. They die from heart attacks and stroke and diabetes and cancer and kidney failure like everybody else. They don't have anything that they die from that 's different. The main thing, the main weakness for their own personal health as well as for the health of their patients, is that they only get 30 minutes of nutritional training in 14 years of medical school. They do not even get a test on that 30 minutes. They look at nutrition as something unworthy of their time or interest. As a result, the basic stuff of life escapes them, not only from their training, but also from their consciousness, and they think "well, I'll just eat well, and get everything I need" and no earthly idea how bad our nutritional crisis is, and that's the problem.