Wednesday, February 02, 2011

"Cystic Fibrosis" by Dr. Joel Wallach (excerpt from "Lets Play Doctor")

I copied this from a PDF document from Dr. Joel Wallach's book "lets play doctor" published in 1998. This section was found in Chapter 10. Sorry if some of it is jumbled. I can send you the original PDF if you would like, just email me at

CYSTIC FIBROSIS (mucoviscidosis): is the "crime" of
the century second only to diabetes (and that is only be-
cause diabetes affects millions and CF "only affects thou-
sands each year") in that it is preventable, 100% curable
in the early stages and can be far better managed in
chronic cases than it is currently managed by "orthodox"
medicine. Cystic fibrosis is an important fatal disease of
humans. CF was originally thought to be limited to white
populations of central European origin: today, CF has
been diagnosed in all peoples of the earth.
CF is thought to be genetically transmitted by the "or-
thodox" pediatricians, yet "they" have failed to prove
their theory despite multimillions of dollars spent in re-
search. Classically, the diagnosis is made when any two
of four criteria are present (Table 10-1), yet most "ortho-
dox" pediatricians will not diagnose CF without a posi-
tive "sweat test" (elevated level of sodium, chloride and
potassium in the sweat - greater than 65 mEq/L.

The "sweat test" has been elevated by dogma to "the
diagnostic test" for CF yet there are at least 17 known
diseases and syndromes that can give a positive sweat
test (Table 10-2), leading at least one group of investiga-
tors to refer to CF as a syndrome rather than a disease.
Initially described in 1933, CF was first thought to be the
result of a vitamin A deficiency in children dying with
celiac disease. In 1938, the term "cystic fibrosis" was
coined because the pathologist mistakenly thought the
changes in the pancreas were true cysts (fluid filled spaces
lined with normal tissue). It is well known today that
the "cysts" of CF are, in fact, a dilation of the pancreatic
functional unit (acini) with atrophy (shrinking) of the lin-
ing tissue. In 1952, the fact that congenital CF occurred
in a significant number of CF patients was established.
The foundation of the genetic theory of CF transmission
is based on the frequent congenital appearance and two
very poor papers, one published in 1913 which claimed
that two children with diarrhea had an "inborn error in
fat metabolism" and one in 1965 that did an epidemio-
logical study of a group of 232 Australian families with
CF - despite six sets of twins, the study failed to shed
clear light on the proposed genetic theory. These papers
were so poor they would not get past the letter opener at
any "orthodox" medical journal today. We have spent an inordinate amount of time on CF because this syn-

cal specialty will be eliminated by discovery, that dis-
covery will never be given to the public by the "ortho-
dox" doctors!!!
In 1978, the first .universally accepted diagnosis of CF in
a laboratory ammal was made by one of us (Dr. Joel

changes in the pancreas and liver in baby monkeys and
were confirmed by CF experts from Johns Hopkins
Wallach). ThediagnosiswasbasedoncharacteristicCF
School of Medicine, Emory University and the Univer-
sity of Chicago! Experts from NIH and the CF Founda-
tion were overjoyed - that is until they learned that one
of us (Wallach) could reproduce the CF changes with a
congenital selenium deficiency in almost any animal spe-
cies. With this revelation, Wallach was fired with 24 hours
notice and "blackballed" from research (to show you how
ruthless they are, Wallach was fired ten days after his
wife died of cancer).
It has been learned recently that the positive "sweat test"
is the result of an essential fatty acid deficiency that
causes a secondary deficiency of "prostaglandin" (very
short lived hormones) that control the sodium, chlorides
and potassium levels of the sweat!!! Remember the talk
by the distinguished
Dr. Johnathon
Leaky, Sr. who said "the more facts you have, the better
the truth you have."
The prevention of CF has been accomplished in pet, farm
and laboratory animals by the veterinary profession by
assuring adequate levels of selenium and essential fatty
acid nutriture to the preconception, pregnant and nurs-
ing mother. This is not as easy as it sounds because of
malabsorption problems (Le., celiac diseases and Crohn's
Disease) in a percentage of women!!! All things being
normal a supplementation of 200 mcg selenium per day and 5 gm of flaxseed oil t.i.d. would be adequate to pre-
vent CF.
Treatment of CF is very basic - treat the infant as early
as possible with selenium 1Mat 10-25 mcg per day. Plant
derived colloidal minerals may be used orally thereaf-
ter. Provide 5 gm of flaxseed oil orally t.i.d. Most impor-
do not correct the malabsorption problem, treatment will
only be minimally effective. In the case of older CF pa-
tients, IV essential fatty acids and 1M selenium provide
excellent management leading to a normal life expect-
ancy of 75 years!!! Compare this approach to the heart
and lung transplant offered by the "orthodox" pediatri-
cians!!! If the proper treatment is carried out, the "typi-
cal CF lung disease" will not develop. The lungs of CF
are normal at birth and only develop
bronchiectasis after chronic essential fatty acid and cop-
per deficiencies have taken their toll. Don't forget the
base line nutritional supplementation here!
We went to China in 1988 to study Keshan Disease, a
known selenium deficiency disease of Chinese children.
We studied 1,700 autopsies and found 595 cases or 35%
had pancreatic CF (remember CF is supposed to be "ge-
netic disease of children of middle European extract" -
to justify this finding the proponents of the genetic theory
will no doubt claim that a very virile English missionary
impregnated 125,000 Chinese girls and, unfortunately,
he was "carrying the gene for CF."

Table 10-1. Four Criteria For The Diagnosis
of Cystic Fibrosis

1. Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

2. Bronchiectasis

3. Positive Sweat Test

4. Family History of the Disease

Table 10-2. Diseases and Symptoms That Have
Reported Positive Sweat Test (1, 3, 9, 68, 72)

1. Adrenal Insufficiency

2. Ectodermal Dysplasia

3. Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus

4. Glucose-6 Phosphate Deficiency

5. Pupillatonia / Autonomic Dysfunction

6. Allergies

7. Calcifying Pancreatitis

8. Anorexia Nervosa

9. Cystic Fibrosis

10. Focal Hepatic Cirrhosis

11. Derangement of Prostaglandin Metabolism

12. Hypothyroidism

13, Fucosidosis

14. Malnutrition

15. Kwashiorkor

16. Diabetes

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CFchampion said...

Nikki said...

Hi there, I don't fully understand all the details of this post but I KNOW that I have begun to have a new understanding of CF that only God could bring. My 7 year old has CF and I just found out that I am very unexpectedly pregnant....I have read your blog before and been encouraged, but this is just dramatic information that I believe can change so much for SO MANY. I am going to Sprouts RIGHT NOW to buy selenium for myself and will have to do a bunch of research to wrap my mind around how to treat my daughter. Thank you so much for posting this!

Anonymous said...

I see you are deleting my comments. A real scientist would not censor his critics, rather he would respond to them. I am a cystic fibrosis researcher and I think it is shameful to lie to people who are sick and desperate for help. You are a quack and a fraud. Shame on you!

Sally Oh said...

If the FDA bans it, I want some right now. If it's on quackwatch, it must have some merit. Sign me up!

CFchampion said...

Lol researcher. Try HAVING CF, then you can tell me what does and doesn't work! I posted an excerpt from a book that is interesting and merits looking into, I do not believe selenium is a cure but it is essential to good health.

Dave Huge said...

Hey Anonymous,
If you are CF researcher why don't you come out of your closet. Dr. Wallach is in the public domain and helps rational people who have CF. They are being cured.
Don't slander you idiot. It is shame for scientific community

Anonymous said...

Anyone who claims this information is incorrect is a fool. It will be costly to reverse Cystic Fribrosis but the cost to do so pales in comparison to the cost of lifelong treatment for a curable disease. I take his products religiously after they cured me of arthritis, insomnia, bad skin problems, degenerative back disease, and a host of other minor health problems resulting from gluten intolerance going unknown to my mind

Anonymous said...

Yeah you are mr anonymous, who are you then..? Show us proof of who you are... and which research centre you work for mr anonymous. ...???????
Your full of shit... pot calling kettle black me thinks

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Anonymous said...

CF Champion... I have 3 children diagnosed with CF. 9, 3, and 9 months. Just curious, have you tried his recommendations? If so, what results did you find?

I have previously spent thousands on supplements, etc recommended to us by top notch alternative health Dr's. Very notable ones at that. They didn't work so well for controlling the disease's symptoms and I couldn't afford putting out the money on a continual basis on top of that he hated drinking it all. As I am sure you can relate!! :)

I did notice that Dr. Wallach's info you referred too is from the early 90's. Research has expanded by leaps and bounds since then in the case of CF. Is there any more recent info he has put out that you know of? I would be interested if he has changed, added too, etc any of his medical insights into the disease.

Thanks for reading my comments. Wish you all the best in your walk with CF! Blessings!

Tyler Mansfield said...

My 21 yr old son has cf wat is this treatment and does it work

Anonymous said...

PHD/MD Dr. Abram Hoffer and PHD/PHD/PHD , 2X Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling, along with Princeton PHD/MD Carl Pfeiffer established the fields of Orthomolecular Medicine, which uses high doses of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, hormones, antigens, amino acids and other natural (orthomolecular) substances to treat chronic and epigenetic/genetic diseases.

They found even type 1 diabetes and early downs syndrome was reversible in some cases.

Start with Orthomolecular Medicine for Everyone by Dr. Abram Hoffer. In addition to using selenium , betacarotone, natural vitamin e, and vitamin C appear to greatly help CF suffers. These genetic disease are often really epigentic and can sometimes or maybe usually be reversed if caught early enough.

High doses of Vitamin D3/K2 may also help there are a lot of studies on pubmed to indicate this.

Wallach undoubtly established the need for selenium supplement before pregancy and during pregnancy but other substances are necessary I think if you want to reverse the disease or length the survival time.

Jesus does heal cystic fibrosis.

I pray in Jesus name for the healing of all Cystic Fibrosis suffers and that the need for selenium supplementation during pregnancy will become none to women world wide.

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CFchampion said...

Lol you do realize I have cf right? And what profit?

Unknown said...

Sorry- I meant that profit comment for Dr. Wallach. I am a proponent for using alternative medicine but it is not a cure and you cannot reverse CF, Down Syndrome and the other diseases I have seen mentioned in his work. I just read two of his articles and was feeling very offended by the misinformation. My apologies and I will edit the first comment. Lost track of what page I was reading!