Dr. Joel Wallach discussed the human body and its ability to use natural healing without the risky drugs prescribed by modern medicine. Contending that the vast majority of health problems are due to nutritional and mineral deficiencies, he shared the benefits of natural remedies that aid in the body’s recovery from many ailments. "The medical system has failed us terribly...and our kids will be the first generation that do not live as long as their parents," he lamented, adding that medical mistakes by doctors are the third leading cause of death in America.
To treat macular degeneration (a deterioration of the eye's retina), he suggested removing inflammatory items from one's diet (fried foods, processed meats, oils, gluten, and wheat), and taking a set of nutrient/ antioxidant supplements. Gluten, he explained, causes inflammation in the lining of the small intestine, and prevents people from absorbing nutrients. One item he recommended to combat cancer, is Fucoidan, an extract of red marine algae. "There's over 800 research projects on it, and it's the reason given that the Japanese have considerably less cancer than we do and have a higher recovery rate," he cited.