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. The United States is the #1 obese nation in the world-- but this is not due to overeating and lack of exercise, he suggested, but rather is because of nutritional deficiencies in the average diet. We used to get those nutrients back in the day when wood was the universal fuel, and wood ashes (high in minerals) were put in people's gardens for growing food, he explained.
In cases of kidney failure, Wallach said the problem is usually due to the arteries going into the kidney rather than the organ itself. The arteries become clogged and can't carry the filtered blood. These obstructions, he continued, are caused by inflammation from unhealthy diet choices including fried foods, processed meats, oils, and gluten. Regarding dogs that get benign fatty tumors under the skin, he believes they are often caused by irritation from detergents used on the blankets they lie on, or carpets treated with cleaning chemicals.