"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.

Dr. Wallach BS, DVM, ND  -  Founder of Youngevity

Established 20 years ago, Youngevity's core philosophies are based on the principles of co-founder, Dr. Joel Wallach, who has dedicated his 40-year career to answering one crucial question: How can we live younger, longer? Dr. Wallach’s pioneering work proves that nutrition and environmental changes have a profound effect on our overall well-being. He helped expand the definition of wellness, while launching a movement that puts people on a holistic path to better health.

Today at Youngevity, we continue to answer Dr. Wallach’s all-important question to achieve its mission. With a growing line of revolutionary products, a one-of-a-kind business opportunity and our Be the Change Foundation, we believe your health and life can always be better. But we don’t sit back and wait for things to change; we lock arms with our tight-knit community of inspiring friends and guide each other to fulfillment, in all areas of our lives. We hope you’ll join us.

Videos featuring Dr. Wallach


Dr. Wallach speaks at the 2016 Leadership Summit

Youngevity Founder, Dr. Joel Wallach as he explains the lack of nutrition in our food supply and how the Youngevity 90 Essential Nutrients are more essential then every before! 

His passion is teaching that if our children do not get the nutrients they need, we will out live them...



Dr Wallach's Daily Radio Show

Dead Doctors Don't Lie

Call in at: 1-888-379-2552  from 12 to 1 p.m. PST.  Be sure to call in about 20 minutes early to get in line to talk with Dr. Wallach. (Because of Dr. Wallach’s incredibly buy schedule, there will occasionally be qualified guest hosts to fill in for him.)

Let's Play Doctor

Call in at:  1-877-912-7529  from 1-2 p.m. PST.  Be sure to call in about 20 minutes early to get in line to talked with Dr. Wallach


Dead Doctors Don't Lie

Dr. Wallach's famous health lecture "Dead Doctors Don't Lie." where Dr. Wallach explains the importance of proper nutrition and that by giving your body proper supplementation along with a healthy diet, you can achieve a healthy lifestyle without harmful drugs. For over 20 years, more than 300,000,000 have listened to this recording and benefited from this valuable information.


Who is Dr. Wallach?

Joel D. Wallach, BS, DVM, ND

Joel D. Wallach, a biomedical research pioneer, spent decades in the field of Veterinary Medicine observing and researching the effects of individual nutrients on animal health before becoming a Naturopathic Physician in 1982. Today, Dr. Wallach is renowned for his groundbreaking research on the health benefits of selenium and other minerals. He now dedicates his time to lecturing throughout the world on the therapeutic benefits of vitamins and minerals and on advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on behalf of the dietary supplement industry.


Dr. Wallach obtained a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Agriculture from the University of Missouri in 1962 with a major in Animal Husbandry (Nutrition) and a minor in Field Crops and Soils. In 1964, he was awarded a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM), also from the University of Missouri. From 1965 to 1968, Dr. Wallach completed a postdoctorate fellowship at The Center for the Biology of Natural Systems at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.  In 1982, he obtained a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon.  

Early Work

Dr. Wallach held key positions with leading zoos and universities in the United States and Africa including Director of the Jacksonville Zoological Park in Jacksonville, Florida; Research Veterinarian for the South Africa National Parks Department (where he was a member of the famous “Operation Rhino” team); and Director of Research at the St. Louis Zoological Park in St. Louis, Missouri. At the request of Africa’s National Parks and Wildlife Management Department, Dr. Wallach led an expedition to capture and mark elephants in the Wankie Game Preserve in Rhodesia as part of a migration study. He is also one of the founders, and a former editor, of the Journal of Zoo Animal Medicine. He is a prolific author and has published more than 70 scientific papers and thirteen books including the famous textbook “Diseases of Exotic Animals.” This book is still used today by leading veterinary schools and is on the Smithsonian Institute’s recommended reading list for Zoological Gardens and Aquariums. 

Groundbreaking research on Trace Minerals

In 1977, Dr. Wallach discovered the world’s first known case of non-human cystic fibrosis in a selenium-deficient Rhesus monkey while he was a researcher at the Emory University Yerkes National Primate Center in Atlanta, Georgia. At the time, cystic fibrosis was believed to be the result of a human genetic disorder. Dr. Wallach’s monumental discovery set him on a 20-year path of research surrounding the health benefits of selenium and other trace minerals. As a result of this work, he became known as the “Mineral Doctor” and the “Father of Liquid Mineral Supplementation.”

The founding of Youngevity

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

First Amendment Advocate

His tireless efforts and dedication to the public’s First Amendment rights to complete information on the therapeutic benefits of nutrition prompted the FDA to establish Qualified Health Claims for Selenium (“may reduce the risk of certain cancers”) and Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (“may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease”). Only a few Qualified Health Claims exist, placing Youngevity in a unique position among dietary supplement and direct marketing companies.  

Klaus Schwarz Medalist

In 2011, Dr. Wallach was awarded the Klaus Schwarz Medal for his 1987 discovery of an animal model of cystic fibrosis (CF) in the offspring of a family of inadequately fed rhesus monkeys. The Klaus Schwarz Commemorative Medal honors trace element researchers that have made major discoveries in this field. Dr. Wallach’s discovery of this animal model of CF demonstrated that pancreatic lesions histologically identical to those observed in patients with CF can be produced by dietary means, i.e., nutritional imbalances such as selenium deficiency, and that some forms of CF are, in principle, nutritionally preventable.

Honoree – Global Officials of Dignity Awards (G.O.D. Awards)

In 2015, Dr. Wallach was honored at the 3rd annual G.O.D. Awards in recognition for his “Lifetime Achievement of Natural Medicine and Philanthropy.” The G.O.D. Awards is an international awards institution that seeks to honor “the greatest humanitarians in the world” from a variety of fields, such as, diplomacy, medicine, business, and entertainment. Honorees of the G.O.D. Awards are individuals who have positively affected human rights, global peace, the environment, education, health and wellness, and poverty.  Besides Dr. Wallach, notable honorees from the past five years include:  U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (2014); former President of Mexico Vicente Fox (2017); and former Prime Minister of Nepal Khil Raj Regmi (2016).  


Dr. Wallach is the author and co-author of more than 70 articles published in peer-reviewed journals covering nutritional and pharmaceutical research. He is also a major contributor to thirteen books including the famous textbook “Diseases of Exotic Animals.” This book is still used today by leading veterinary schools and is on the Smithsonian Institute’s recommended reading list for Zoological Gardens and Aquariums.