Dr. Joel D. Wallach, BS, DVM, ND

Founder of Youngevity

“Every man, woman and child needs 90 essential nutrients just to survive, much less to thrive. To put the odds in your favor to live as long as possible, with the highest possible quality of life, you must get these nutrients every day.”

In 2011 he received the "Klaus Schwarz Award" recognizing his pioneering work in the field of research in "trace elements".

Joel D. Wallach, a pioneer of biomedical research, spent decades in the field of veterinary medicine, observing and researching the effects of individual nutrients in animal health, that before 1982, when he became a naturopathic doctor. Today, Dr. Wallach is a recognized pioneer for his research on the benefits that health selenium and other minerals. Now, he spends his time lecturing around the world about the therapeutic benefits of vitamins and minerals, and advice to the "U.S. Food and Drug Administration" in the area of dietary supplements.



The Dr. Wallach earned a degree in Science (BS) Agriculture at the University of Missouri in 1962 with a specialization in Animal Science (Nutrition) and sub- em specialty field crops and soils. In 1964, he was awarded a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), also in the "University of Missouri". From 1965 to 1968, Dr. Wallach full scholarship post-doctorate in the "Center for the Biology of Natural Systems at the University of Washington" in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1982, he won the Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) "National College of Naturopathic Medicine" in Portland, Oregon.

First Jobs

Dr. Wallach held key positions with major zoos and universities in the United States and Africa, including Director of the Jacksonville Zoo, Jacksonville, Florida; Veterinary Research Department of National Parks of South Africa (where he was a member of the famous "Operation Rhino" equipment); and Director of Research at the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Missouri.

At the request of "African Department of National Parks and Wildlife Management", Dr. Wallach led an expedition to capture and mark elephants Walkie Game Reserve in Rhodesia, as part of a study on migration. He is also a founder and former editor of the Journal of Animal Medicine Zoo. He is a prolific author and has published more than 70 scientific articles and thirteen books, including the most famous "Exotic Animal Diseases". This book is still used today by major veterinary schools and is on the reading list recommended by the Smithsonian Institute for Zoo and Aquarium.

Innovative Research in Minerals

In 1977, Dr. Wallach discovered the first known case in the world of not-human cystic fibrosis in a Rhesus monkey lacked selenium, while he was a researcher at the "Emory University Yerkes National Primate Center" in Atranta, Georgia. at that time, cystic fibrosis was believed to be the result of a human genetic disorder. the monumental discovery of 20 years research by Dr. Wallach, about the benefits of health selenium and other minerals, resulted, he was known as "Father of Liquid mineral Supplement" and "mineral Doctor".

Founded Youngevity

In 1997, Dr. Wallach and Ma Lan, MD, MS founded "American Longevity", the network marketing company we know today as "Youngevity". Over 5 years, the company had a growing and powerful international network of distributors and preferred customers with offices in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and Japan. Currently, Youngevity is a marketing company leader in providing high-quality products, innovative and unique that benefit health conscious consumers and business owners network.

"All people who die of natural causes, actually dies of a disease by nutritional defficiency"

— Dr. Joel Wallach