William Walsh, PhD, is described in the Washington Post as a Renaissance scientist whose new book could change medical history. His new book, Nutrient Power, presents Dr. Walsh’s experience with 30,000 patients.
The text focuses on behavioral disorders, ADHD, autism, depression, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s Disease. It’s power-packed with his study findings and recommendations for physicians and families.
Seventeen years ago I was sitting in Dr. Walsh’s office outside Chicago. Latitudes had recently been launched, and I’d flown from Florida to meet and interview him. He had a reputation for “fixing” people with nutrient therapy.
I pushed the record button. “Do you have a nutritional protocol for treating Tourette syndrome?”
He began by explaining different biological patterns he’d observed with Tourette clients. Then he added that in contrast to some conditions, like depression, he didn’t think nutrient therapy alone was the answer.
Bummer. But I already liked his style. Unassuming, soft-spoken.
The topic turned to autism. “I think I’ve figured out a biological mechanism behind autism.” It would take a little more research, he said, but he was pretty sure he had it.
Hello? The main cause of autism! I leaned forward to check. Tape was still running.
Dr. Walsh talked of cellular processes, problems with detoxification, methylation, environmental insults. Then, walking over to a complex diagramed poster on the wall, he continued his presentation. Enthusiasm grew as he made his case. I’d swear I caught a smile.
The session flew by — right over my head. But the impression was clear as a bell. Someday this brilliant man was going to rock the world of autism.
Excerpts from Nutrient Power are included in this issue.
Thank you, and congratulations Dr. Walsh.
Sheila Rogers DeMare, Editor