In 1977, I created the concept of Biogenics, the ''genesis of life,'' with my first major book, 9O DAYS TO SELF-HEALTH. Initially this included a major ''software'' program for biofeedback and cassette tapes of a number of the mental exercises. Over the ensuing decades our research has expanded so that I can comfortably state that AVERAGE life expectancy should by 100 years IF one chooses a healthy lifestyle— Eat wisely, avoid tobacco and street drugs, exercise daily, keep weight within the ideal and BE POSITIVE.

There are a number of tools that assist this process and, indeed, by adding a few techniques, I believe average life expectancy can be a healthy 140 years. A truly wise lifestyle includes:

  • Be positive. My book 90 DAYS TO STRESS-FREE LIVING provides Biogenics exercises as a foundation for dealing with all unfinished emotional issues. Eighty-five percent of depressed patients who follow this program after initial non-drug therapy remain out of depression. Great tool for all people.
  • Magnesium deficiency is epidemic. Everyone with normal kidney function will benefit from magnesium supplements. Oral magnesium is notoriously poorly absorbed. The best we have found is Biogenics Magnesium Lotion, well absorbed through the skin. For those who wish a pleasant, health-enhancing bath, soak in Biogenics Magnesium Bath Salts.
  • Dr. sHEALy's Eugesterone cream-most individuals over age 50, men and women, will benefit from natural progesterone cream. It helps restore DHEA, the most critical hormone in the body. See my booklets DHEA-THE YOUTH AND HEALTH HORMONE and PROGESTERONE..
  • The Rings—We have demonstrated that stimulation of 5 specific circuits in the body selectively enhance natural, essential neurochemicals. Using the SheLi TENS, one can optimize DHEA, neurotensin, aldosterone, calcitonin, and reduce free radicals. At least the DHEA, calcitonin and free radical components are crucial for longevity.
  • Basic supplements-our food supply is not necessarily optimal in essential nutrients. Thus, I believe that most individuals will be healthier and feel better with supplements. These are outlined in my Recommendations for everyone.
  • Water-Biogenics Water Conditioner, laminar micoid crystal, embedded in pottery, appears to change the hydrogen bonding of water. Plants grow 20% faster and greater volume. Most individuals prefer the taste.
  • Relaxation is the greatest antidote to stress. Daily relaxation for 30 minutes lowers adrenalin production and insulin requirements by 50% for the entire 24 hours. We have found the Shealy RelaxMate to be the best adjunct for relaxation.


Emphasize fruits, vegetables, nuts and a wide variety of flesh foods (fish, beef, chicken, pork, etc) Whole grains in moderation; potatoes and starches in moderation
Butter and NEVER margarine
Olive oil for cooking and salads
One to two eggs daily, unless you have FAMILIAL hypercholesterolemia
Old-fashioned peanut butter; NEVER hydrogenated or with sugar. Smuckers is best.
Almonds, cashews, pecans, and peanuts or fruit for snacks or to satisfy that ''extra'' need
Cheese, yogurt, buttermilk, unless allergic to milk

90 to 110 pounds:
2 Dr. Shealy's ESSENTIALS
3 Dr. Shealy's YOUTH FORMULA
2 tsp Biogenics Magnesium Lotion on skin twice daily

111 to 130 pounds:
2 teaspoons Magnesium Lotion twice daily

Above 130 pounds:
3 teaspoons Magnesium lotion twice daily

ALL men after age 50:
Beta sitosterol, 1200 mg daily

Check your temperature a few times. If oral temperature before you get out of bed is below 97.6; or if your mid-day temperature is below 98.6 YOU NEED IODINE. Take Iodolar one tablet daily forever.

At least 3 hours weekly of moderate activity. Optimal is 7 to 14 hours!

At least 30 minutes daily of deep relaxation, Autogenic Training, Meditation, etc. Avoid negative news in depth, violent movies, TV, etc. Appreciate nature and the Divine! Best presented in my book 90 DAYS TO STRESS-FREE LIVING.

At least one hour daily

At least 2 to 3 times weekly. If you do not have a partner, learn to enjoy masturbation!

Two quarts of non-chlorinated, non-fluoridated water daily.

THESE ARE THE BASIC ESSENTIALS. Next week I will add some thoughts on other supplements and tools for optimizing health and longevity.