In the first half, Dr. Joel Wallach addressed alternative health approaches, and the benefits of remedies and supplements that aid in the body's recovery from many diseases and ailments. For blood clots, niacin and certain enzymes can help dissolve blockages, he suggested. Rather than a genetic disease, he believes diabetes is caused by a nutrient deficiency, and has reached epidemic proportions because this nutrient is no longer readily found in our food supply. Regarding Lyme disease, many patients are misdiagnosed and treated with antibiotics for years, but if it really was Lyme disease, the antibiotics would knock it out in two weeks, he claimed.
Gout is caused by the liver's inability to break down uric acid into a simple carbon compound and can lead to a painful build-up in the joints. For this condition, Dr. Wallach recommends a change in the diet, such as reducing sugar, which can lead to inflammation in the liver. In particular, he suggested eliminating high fructose corn syrup, soft drinks, bottled juices, apple juice, as well as legumes (peas, beans), shellfish, and organ meats. Selenium is a good supplement for liver health, he added, as well as choline which can prevent cirrhosis of the liver.