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. Regarding chronic Lyme disease, some doctors have been treating patients for up to 25 years, giving them antibiotics on a regular basis. According to Wallach, antibiotics should knock out Lyme disease in two weeks, and some of these doctors may be deliberately misdiagnosing their patients, in order to keep their insurance payments rolling in.
Regarding a recent case of a patient dying from an IV treatment of turmeric, he commented that turmeric is a great supplement but he wouldn't administer it intravenously. It's always a good idea to get a second opinion when considering something like an IV treatment, he added. For glaucoma (pressure inside the eye), he commented that pharmaceutical medications and eye drops are merely stopgap measures. The ailment, he said, is caused by the build-up of plaque inside the eye arteries. To reverse this, he continued, one needs to remove certain items from their diet that inflame the arteries such as processed meats, oils, fried foods, and gluten, as well take anti-oxidant supplements to help the blood vessels heal.