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. Speaking of diet, the long-term problem with oils, even healthy ones like coconut and olive, is that they oxidize and turn into trans fat which leads to plaque in the arteries, he suggested. The problem of blood clots or deep vein thrombosis is associated with a deficiency of Omega-3's, essential fatty oils, said Wallach. Omega-3 supplements typically contain such ingredients as fish oil or flax.
For the issue of bone spurs or osteoporosis, he recommended the supplement MSM, which helps support bones, joints, and ligaments. To check for toxic exposures, Dr. Wallach advised taking a hair analysis test, which can reveal problems. For a case of mercury poisoning, he said that selenium could be helpful. He also cited selenium as one of several supplements that can fend off depression and OCD, which he associates with a mineral deficiency. He connected suicidal impulses with a lack of the mineral lithium orotate.