I have devoted my life to researching and trying to connect the spiritual with the practical. Along the way I discovered that a human being is first and foremost a spiritual entity associated with a physical body. This lead me to assume, for a long time, that if a person merely kept his or her thoughts positive, physical health would be guaranteed.

Although I firmly believe that if a person never had a negative thought that person would never have a negative experience, my experience with mercury poisoning from dental amalgam and my slow recovery from it has turned around my thinking. My metamorphosis was complete when I met Dr. Joel Wallach and heard him lecture on health and nutrition.

While it may seem obvious to many that physical health is just as important as spiritual and mental health, until the age of 53 -- except for a few bouts with the flu -- I personally had always experienced superb health. I exercised regularly (I was a runner), played table tennis, and worked my contracting business, which often involved physical labor. Therefore I assumed that physical health was something natural and unalterable. Until one day in January 2005 when I woke up depressed and unable to get out of bed. Eventually I discovered that my symptoms precisely fit mercury poisoning.

I had all of my dental amalgam removed and began to slowly detox. But I was not recovering very fast at all; in fact, I felt fatigued almost all of the time. Until one day in January 2007 when a buddy of mine invited me to go with him to a lecture by Dr. Wallach. To make a long story short, I attended several lectures by Dr. Wallach in which he described the mineral depletion of our soils and foods, and the vital importance of minerals in the body's electro-chemical processes. I realized that during my 30 years of running -- and despite my attention to a proper diet -- I had simply sweated out too many vital nutrients and trace minerals and hadn't replaced them. My poor body just couldn't deal with it anymore. Now I understand how 23 year old football players can collapse and die on the practice field.

Therefore, I decided to try Dr. Wallach's products, which he calls Youngevity®

Within 6 weeks at lower than recommended dosages, I have begun to recover my energy and feel much stronger, which to me is a miracle. For two years I tried every herb, vitamin, homeopathic remedy, drug and therapy I could think of, and nothing worked. I understand now that the body needs specific nutrients and if those nutrients are not supplied, no amount of detoxing or therapy will restore and maintain health. Dr. Wallach says, "Try the products for 90 days. The formula is 90 nutrients for 90 days." If you don't feel better, I'll walk backwards to Bourke with my pants down, as the Aussies say!

Why should you supplement with minerals?

The United States spends $2.2 trillion dollars per year on health care. This figure is 3/4ths of the total world expenditure. But shockingly, according to the CIA World Fact Book, the U.S., as of August 2006, was only 47th in life expectancy.

What is the reason for this?

Well, there are 75 metals listed in the Periodic Table of elements, all of which have been detected in  human blood and other body fluids. It is known that at least 60 of these have direct or indirect physiological value for animals and man. Organically, not a single function in the animal or human body can take place without at least one mineral or metal cofactor.

The current medical paradigm, however, with its insistence upon drugs and invasive surgeries, does not recognize the importance of mineral supplementation. Standard allopathic medicine insists that Dr. Wallach is a quack -- but of course medical doctors spend little time studying nutrition. They are skilled in diagnosing disease and in recommending drugs (and surgeries) to treat them. But as we have seen with Vioxx(R) drugs can be dangerous and deadly. According to an article in, the FDA estimated that between 1999 and 2003, Vioxx caused 27,785 heart attacks and sudden cardiac arrests,[1] but the FDA never took Vioxx off the market! The FDA's drug approval process is, in my opinion, too tainted with and biased toward multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies. I believe that the FDA is too close to the companies who submit their drugs for its approval.

Medical doctors do not study nutrition. That is how Dr. Rolf Grossklaus, head of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses at the United Nations, can state publicly that "nutrition is not relevant to health."[2]
This statement is clearly preposterous and absurd, and no rational person would say it.

What I discovered at Dr. Wallach's lectures is that many ideas I had about health were just plain wrong.[3]

"What’s the big deal?” you say. “All you have to do is eat right from the essential food groups and you will stay healthy.”

While that may have been true 100 years ago, it is unfortunately not true today, especially in the United States. Intensive agriculture has leached minerals from our soils. Our farmlands are fertilized with NPK fertilizers, which contain only 3 minerals -- potassium, nitrogen, and potassium. While plants can grow just fine with 3 minerals,  the human body needs 60 for optimum functioning.

Dr. Wallach, having been raised on a farm, knew that when an animal chews or gnaws on a wooden feed box, fence, hitching post or barn door, it is mineral deficient. This phenomenon is known as pica, or “cribbing.” When the animal is given mineral supplementation, the cravings go away.

It is no surprise that animal pica and “cribbing” occurs in humans, and is an epidemic within American society. The “munchies” are simply a craving for minerals that are no longer present in our food supply. The proliferation of sweetened soft drinks and heavily salted  fast food is an indication that America as a whole is minerally deficient. Dieters, athletes, vegetarians, meat eaters, children, teenagers, adults and seniors alike are exhibiting symptoms of a craving once known primarily among expectant mothers.

Unfortunately for us, the human body temporarily interprets sugar and salt intake as a fulfillment of the cravings for essential minerals. The snack food industry is well aware of the relationship between cribbing and cravings, and uses it to their advantage. These products, however, only exacerbate the trend toward obesity, fatigue, diabetes, and other illnesses.

The USDA admits that 95% of Americans of all age groups are minerally deficient. It is therefore vital that we get the mineral supplementation that our bodies crave. But how to do that?

My personal answer is Youngevity products. Dr. Wallach's organic, plant derived Majestic Earth minerals come in biologically absorbable form. I noticed that when my body began to be properly supplemented, I felt a lot better physically.

To get started, fill out the Associate Application or the Customer Application (see links at top right). To see a list of the products, click here. Try the Tangy Tangerine for 90 days, or buy two quart bottles of the organic plant derived minerals. If you take 1 ounce per day (1 capfull), each bottle will last you a month. There are 18,000 mg of minerals in each quart. If you go on the internet or to your health food store, you can probably find other brands of plant derived minerals. But, curiously, none of these brands tells you how much, by weight, of minerals is in each bottle. That's because there aren't as many minerals in the other brands as there are in Majestic Earth minerals. So not only are you are getting the best quality minerals, but also the biggest bang for your buck.

If you want to read about how I dealt with my own personal skepticism about Youngevity, Click Here.


"FDA Estimates Vioxx Caused 27,785 Deaths"  November 4 2004.

Quoted at The Natural Solutions Foundation, "Codex Aleientarius Summarized in 7 Points"

For example, I had the idea that high cholesterol was always bad, and that low cholesterol was good. Until Dr. Wallach pointed out that myelin is critical to a healthy brain. What I found out is that myelin is a pale lipid or fat that envelopes the trillions of fibrous axons connecting neuron to neuron, making the brain a singular, functioning whole. According to UCLA neurology professor George Bartzokis, the brain busily sheathes axons in myelin – a process called myelination that not only insulates axons from external dangers but dramatically speeds the transmission and quality of signals between nerve cells. Myelin is basically an ultra-thin sheet of high-cholesterol fat. The cholesterol allows myelin to wrap tightly around axons, layer upon layer like electrical tape around bare wire. According to Dr. Mark Walterfang, a neuropsychiatrist at Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre in Australia, "myelianted structures...make up more than half of the brain's volume." So a healthy brain requires cholesterol!-- "Matter of Course" San Diego Union Tribune Feb 8, 2006.

Also see "The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics" at In


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and are for informational purposes only. The FDA has not approved vitamins or supplements. Consult your health care professional before embarking on any supplementation program.

"For the rapid increase in knowledge it becomes more and more apparent that the science of nutrition is the foundation of a more rational medicine. It is to be hoped that on future occasions the work of this section will not be limited to physiological, biochemical, pathological, and medical aspects of the subject, but that it will include those that are veterinary and agricultural."
 -- Major General Sir Robert McCarrison MA, MD, DSc, LLD, FRCP (Honorary physician to the King of England 1928-1935)