- Paperback: 592 pages
- Publisher: SelectBooks; 1 edition (May 20, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1590791495
- ISBN-13: 978-1590791493
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.7 x 9 inches
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Epigenetics: The Death of the Genetic Theory of Disease Transmission 1st Edition
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Dr Wallach was born and raised in Missouri , attended the University of Missouri, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Science of Agriculture. Dr. Wallach 's research has resulted in the publication of more than 70 peer review and refereed journal articles in the fields of nutrition and pharmaceutical research, and he has made major contributions to eight multi-authored text and reference books on these subjects.
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Epigenetics shines light in the dark recesses of the Big Pharma deception - that many "chronic illnesses" that we take for granted today are actually a result of common nutritional deficiencies. Since Medical Professionals rarely take a course in basic Nutrition 101 in medical school, how can they be expected to understand even the very basic of "diseases of yesteryear" such as Beriberi, Rickets, Scurvy or Pellagra? (deficiencies of Vitamin B1 - Thiamin, D, C and B3 - Niacin respectively.. though D is mislabeled as a vitamin when it is truly a hormone!) Folate deficiency results in abnormally large red blood cells... could this be contributing to the seeming pandemic of circulatory issues particularly in the micro blood vessels? (Folic Acid is synthetic and takes 4 steps to convert to "real folate" in the body, coupled with the fact that most people have MTHFR genetics further restricting this conversion process means that folic acid is NOT a viable substitute for REAL folate ie 5-MTHF... Challenge of the day - see if your medical professional is familiar with this basic accepted fact.) Even the word "Vitamin" was unknown prior to 1911, how have we come so far and then gone full circle forgetting these basic building blocks of nutrition in just a short 100 years of human existence?!
I've personally read the research of a number of scientists and medical doctors who related arteriosclerosis as "scurvy of the heart" and congestive heart failure to B1 - thiamine deficiency (there's that Beriberi again!). In Epigenetics, Wallach relates performing an autopsy on a Rhesus monkey noting the pancreatic changes were typical of cystic fibrosis in humans - yet CF is supposedly a genetic defect ONLY FOUND IN HUMANS. There's even research linking MS to lead toxicity which can somewhat be alleviated by iron... There's so much research needing to be done with basic nutrition and connecting the dots to information already known (before it's forgotten), so why are most of the research dollars going to fund pharmaceutical research which are only designed to MANAGE the disease state instead of real nutrition designed to CURE the disease state?!? (Heck, even Dr. Thomas Scholbach in Germany has finally connected the dots showing that not only are May Thurner Syndrome, Nutcracker Syndrome, Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, CGCS / MALS and even the upper body Thoracic Outlet Syndrome are not only all commonly interrelated, he links them all to lumbar hyperlordosis and lumbar spinal injuries AND explains why EACH and ALL of these maladies are predominantly diagnosed in WOMEN 85% or so of the time. Not only that, but Dr. Scholbach FURTHER explains the WHY behind this predominance in women as a simple physics problem of the development of the female human pelvis during adolescence. However, all the research funds are again going to new surgical techniques and new medications, not into the basic foundation of WHY is this happening and what can be done to PREVENT this from developing in adolescent girls in the first place! Again corporate greed rules!)
Another problem that stymies medical research - human pathology is related in terms of names of those who diagnosed or discovered specific traits. Animal pathology is related in descriptive names of changes in the organs and tissues, it's like decoding 2 different languages. Dr. Wallach understands both sides of the coin due to his unique educational background and professional experience both as a veterinarian as well as a human doctor. Dr. Ma Lan helps to decode the language of western medicine to the wisdom of ancient eastern understanding. Mix in the in vast knowledge of nutrition with Dr. Schrauzer and you have a winning combination for unlocking the truth behind these so-called incurable chronic illnesses.
Did you know that each year all the dolphins were dying of congestive heart failure at Shedd's Aquarium in Chicago? Upon Wallach's intervention, once the dolphin's food was changed to correct the thiamin deficiency (beriberi), this problem completely abated.
Did you know that in the 1950s the domestic turkey population suddenly were dying from aortic aneurysms after the industry had altered the turkey feed? Upon Wallach's discovery of the copper deficiency which has now been restored to turkey feed, it's very rare for turkey farmers to loose turkeys due to aortic aneurysms.
Wallach found another zoo was unsuccessfully trying to breed arctic foxes, the few surviving pups from the small litters kept dying from a constantly changing variety of problems. Again, once the food supply was corrected (Wallach took the "genetically defective foxes" and put them on a toy breed dog food) within 2 years of his breeding attempts he had so many arctic foxes the zoo had to make a special display just for all the foxes. AND they begged Wallach not to do the same with their Elephants ;-)
Indigenous cultures such as Native Americans use the word for "food" and "medicine" interchangeably. Let thy medicine be thy food.
Do yourself a favor. Pick up a copy of Epigenetics. Keep it with you to read when you run errands especially where you may be waiting 5 or 10 or 15 minutes (I DARE you to read Epigenetics while waiting at your next doctor appointment! I'll even DOUBLE DARE YOU to buy an extra copy to give to your doctor or medical professional!) Plan to read Epigenetics in small tidbits. Not more than 3 or 4 pages at a time. I suspect you'll be fascinated and want to continue reading at greater length, however there's so much information packed into each bite-sized portion that it will take some time to digest fully before moving to the next course of the meal.
Bon Appetit ! ;-)
Unfortunately I still lose far to many friends and family to preventable chronic diseases in part because I can't get them to read his books or follow my Facebook group Warrior Immune System that I set up to help present his work. I loved the book.