Nutritional Research Pioneer, Author, and Radio Talk Show Host,
Joel Wallach, BS, DVM, ND

Dr. Wallach has spent his life studying the effects of individual nutrients on disease and bringing that message to the general public. Thanks largely in part to his efforts, the public is now aware of the effects of essential fatty acids on heart disease, folic acid on neural tube defects, and selenium on cancer and other diseases. His forward-thinking ideas form the basis of his famous lecture, Dead Doctors Don’t Lie. With more than 150 million copies distributed, the most widely distributed health lecture in history.

With years of research and thousands of autopsy’s on humans and animals Dr. Wallach has identified the following 90 nutrients as being essential to human survival.

None of these ninety nutrients are optional… they are essential for two basic reasons:
(1) The body cannot produce them. They must be consumed and
(2) a deficiency in any one of these nutrients will impact our health and can be directly linked to a disease. 

90 Essential Nutrients

The Ninety Essential Nutrients, referred to as the “Mighty 90″and “90 for Life “include 60 essential minerals, 12 essential amino acids, 16 essential vitamins, and 3 or 4 essential fatty acids.

For optimal health we need:

60 Minerals

Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus,  Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, Sulfur, Cobalt, Copper, Aluminum, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Boron, Bromine, Carbon, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Selenium, Zinc, Cerium, Cesium, Chromium, Dysprosium, Erbium, Europium, Gadolinium, Gallium, Germanium, Gold, Hafnium, Holmium, Hydrogen, Lanthanum, Lithium, Lutetium, Molybdenum, Neodymium, Nickel, Niobium, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Praseodymium, Rhenium, Rubidium, Samarium, Scandium, Silica, Silver, Strontium, Tantalum, Terbium, Thulium, Tin, Titanium, Vanadium, Ytterbium, Yttrium, Zirconium

2-3 Essential Fatty Acids

Omega 3, Omega 6, Omega 9

16 Vitamins

Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Biotin, Choline, Flavonoids (Bioflavonoids), Folic Acid, Inositol

12 Amino Acids

Valine, Lysine, Threonine, Leucine, Isoleucine, Tryptophan, Phenylalanine, Methionine, Histidine, Arginine, Taurine, Tyrosine

Plant Derived Minerals and Bioavailability

Did you know that only 8-12% of the typical nutritional supplements available today are actually absorbed by your body? That means that approximately 90% of typical supplements are flushed down the drain.

Youngevity supplements are 90-98% absorbable! Why is there such a difference? The secret is our exclusive source of plant-derived minerals that dramatically increase bioavailability (absorbability).

We combine superior raw materials with state-of-the-art processing and production, so it’s no wonder that Youngevity products get you results.

Our Plant Derived Minerals™ are extracted from humic shale, which is a layer of earth formed from ancient, mineral-laden plants. Humic shale is superior to other commonly-used supplement sources such as bentonite (ground up clay) or dried sea beds (ground up rocks).

As in plants, Plant Derived Minerals™ have a natural negative electrical charge that has two important benefits. First, it may enhance the transport and bioavailability of other nutrients, and second, it may support the body’s natural detoxification of toxins and heavy metals.

 “99% of American people are deficient in minerals, and a marked deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually results in disease.”
U.S. Senate Document #264


Give Your Body the 90 Essential Nutrients for About $2 a Day

You must give your body all the raw materials it requires to maintain and rebuild itself.  Raw materials are so vital to your health but can be very hard to find.  Centuries of mining, farming, irrigation, and acid rain have eroded life giving minerals from our soil.  These mineral-deficient soils are then used to grow and cultivate our food.  Because of this, our food is lacking in essential minerals.  In fact, Dr. Wallach has stated, “One sentence has killed more people than all the wars in American history… You get all the nutrition you need from the four basic food groups.”

All Youngevity products are formulated and designed with that in mind.  Our products are packed with the finest plant derived minerals available.  There are always imitations vying for your attention but when it comes to your health don’t accept any imitations.  There are no quick fixes, no silver bullets, and no shortcuts.

“The only way you can heal your body is to give it the 90 Essential Nutrients daily that it needs to rebuild and maintain itself over time.”  – Dr. Joel Wallach

Just A Few Nutritional Deficiency Diseases

Here are just a few examples of over 900 diseases that can result from nutritional deficiencies.


Primary Nutrients Missing

Acne: Essential Fatty Acids, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B-6, Zinc
ADD/ADHD: Enzymes, Chromium, Vanadium
Arthritis: Calcium, Copper, Boron, Essential Fatty Acids, Germanium, Vitamin B-6, Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfates
Asthma: EFA’s, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Potassium
Birth Defects: Folic Acid, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Copper
Cancer: Selenium, Germanium, Cesium, Antioxidants
Eczema: Biotin, Boron, Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Lithium, Vitamin B Complex, Zinc
Gray Hair: Copper
Infertility: Chromium, Essential Fatty Acids, Lithium, Manganese, Selenium, Vanadium, Zinc, Cholesterol, Amino Acids
Memory Loss: Folic Acid, Niacin, Vitamin B-1, Zinc
Nervousness: Calcium, Boron, Iodine, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin D
Osteoporosis: Calcium, Boron, Germanium, Vitamin K, Magnesium
Receding Gums: Calcium, Magnesium, Boron
Sexual Dysfunction: Selenium, Zinc, Manganese, Iodine, Cholesterol
Wrinkles: Copper, Sulfur

This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the missing essential nutrients.  There are many other nutrients that are required to help in the absorption and utilization of these vitamins and minerals.  It is intended as a reference of the primary missing nutrients only.  For more go to Diseases from ‘Let’s Play Doctor’ by Drs. Wallach and Ma lan

For a comprehensive chronicle of Dr. Wallach’s experience see  The Wallach Files

Listen to more on the 90 essential nutrients from “The Best of Dead Doctors Don’t Lie” CD.

You can Download the entire book ‘Dead Doctors Don’t Lie’ Here