Recipient of the 2011 Klaus Schwarz Award

 ...acknowledging the work of leaders in the field of trace element study A biomedical research leader, Dr. Joel Wallach, DVM, ND spent more than 40 years in the field of Veterinary Medicine, observing and researching the results of individual nutrients on animal health, prior to becoming a Naturopathic Doctor in 1982.

Today, Dr. Joel Wallach is renowned for his groundbreaking study on the health benefits of selenium and other minerals.

He currently dedicates his time to lecturing throughout the world on the therapeutic benefits of minerals and vitamins, and on lobbying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on behalf of the nutritional supplement industry. Education Dr. Wallach acquired a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture from the University of Missouri in 1962, with a significant in Animal Husbandry (Nutrition) and a small in Field Crops and Soils. In 1964, he was granted a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM), also from the University of Missouri.

Dr. Joel Wallach

Afterwards, Dr. Wallach completed a 3 year (1965-68) post-doctoral fellowship at The Center for the Biology of Natural Systems at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1982, he acquired a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Early Work Dr. Wallach has actually held crucial positions with leading zoos and universities in the United States and Africa, including Director of the Jacksonville Zoological Park in Jacksonville, Florida; Study Veterinarian for the South Africa National Parks Department (where he belonged to the famous "Operation Rhino" team); and Director of Study at the St. Louis Zoological Park in St. Louis, Missouri.

Africa's National Parks and Wildlife Management Department

At the demand of Africa's National Parks and Wildlife Management Department, Dr. Wallach led an expedition to record and mark elephants in the Wankie Video game Preserve in Rhodesia as part of a migration research. He is among the creators and a previous editor of the Journal of Zoo Animal Medicine. A prolific author, he has actually released more than 70 scientific documents and six books consisting of the famous book, Diseases of Exotic Animals, still used today by leading veterinary schools, and on the Smithsonian Institute's suggested reading list for Zoological Garden and Fish tank libraries.

Groundbreaking Study on Trace Minerals

As a researcher at the Emory University Yerkes National Primate Center in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977, Dr. Wallach discovered the world's first recognized case of non-human cystic fibrosis in a selenium-deficient Rhesus monkey. At the time, cystic fibrosis was believed to the result of a human genetic condition. Dr. Wallach's monumental discovery set him on a 20-year course of study on the health benefits of selenium and other minerals. As an outcome of this work, he became referred to as The Mineral Doctor and the Dad of Liquid Mineral Supplements. The Starting of Youngevity In 1997, Dr. Wallach and Ma Lan, MD, MS, established American Longevity, the network advertising business known today as Youngevity.

Within five years the company had an international network of distributors and liked clients plus offices in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, and Japan. Today Youngevity is an internet marketing leader supplying high quality, innovative, and special products health conscious customers.

First Amendment Advocate

First Amendment Advocate Dr. Wallach presently devotes his time to lecturing throughout the world on the restorative benefits of minerals and vitamins, and on lobbying the U.S. Fda on behalf of the dietary supplement industry. His determined efforts and dedication to the general public's First Amendment rights to finish details on the therapeutic benefits of nutrition triggered the FDA to establish Qualified Health Claims for Selenium ("might decrease the risk of certain cancers") and Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids ("might reduce the danger of coronary heart problem"). Just a couple of Qualified Health Claims exist, positioning Youngevity in a special position amongst Dietary Supplement and Direct Advertising business.

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