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 from the book.

Over the ensuing decades, our research has expanded so that I can comfortably state that AVERAGE life expectancy should be beyond 100 years IF one chooses healthy lifestyle habits — 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. Truly wise, healthy lifestyle habits include:

  • 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.
  • Maintain a healthy magnesium level. 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.
  • Maintain a healthy DHEA level. 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.
  • Stimulate the 5 Sacred 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.
  • Take appropriate 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 below in my Recommendations for everyone.
  • Drink plenty of clean, healthy water. The Biogenics Water Conditioner, laminar micoid crystal embedded in pottery, appears to change the hydrogen bonding of water. Plants grow 20% faster and have greater volume. Most individuals prefer the taste.
  • Take time out to relax. 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
2 tsp Biogenics Magnesium Lotion on skin twice daily

111 to 130 pounds:
3 Dr. Shealy’s ESSENTIALS
4 Dr. Shealy’s YOUTH FORMULAs
2 teaspoons Magnesium Lotion twice daily

Above 130 pounds:
4 Dr. Shealy’s ESSENTIALS
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 Iodoral 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 necessary to develop healthy lifestyle habits. Next week I will add some thoughts on other supplements and tools for optimizing health and longevity.

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. is the father of holistic medicine. Register and get his book 90 Days To Self-Health free

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