Last year, I had the pleasure of attending a nutritional workshop put on by Dr. Norm Shealy. Shealy is considered by some to be the Father of Holistic Medicine. He’s also someone who made it his calling to focus on solving chronic pain and depression for his patients, which was unheard of at the time he started. Add to his list of credentials, he knows a whole lot about nutrition. During his talk he said to us: “I have read over 10,000 scientific journal articles on the subject.” Not only that, but he has also done his own research. Personally, I believe this man knows what he is talking about. And since attending, I am following his recommendations.

He told us he had figured out how to lengthen our telomeres simply by using essential oils daily.

What’s a Telomere Anyway? Should I Care?

Our what? I had never heard of telomeres. In my defense, I am not a medical professional. I mean…it doesn’t come up in any of my normal conversations. And even though, sure I must have read about it in science class, that was eons ago.

Dr. Shealy explained he had discovered several different ways to lengthen our telomeres. The most recent and easy to use method involves using essential oils on key points of the body. He calls it Transcutaneous Acupuncture. Apparently, starting from birth, our telomeres start to shorten. The rate is equivalent to one percent per year. Dr. Shealy’s method has been tested and indicates individuals who apply the essential oils extend their telomere length by three to four percent annually.

I remember Dr. Shealy announcing: “My telomeres are that of a 47 year old!” Dr. Shealy is 83 years old. You can get your telomeres measured. I never have, but I am using the essential oils and therefore contributing to my health.

More about Telomeres

It was in the late 80s that the connection was made between telomeres and cellular aging. Supposedly, each time our cells divide our telomeres get shorter and shorter and then eventually die. Research indicates that  many of our age-related diseases, like diabetes, heart issues, Alzheimer’s, are connected. It has been demonstrated that stress can also decrease the length of our telomeres.

There Is a Way to Reverse It! And, It is Fairly Inexpensive

Finding ways, inexpensive and easy-to-do ways, to reserve the process is noteworthy. That is why I want to share what I have learned.

To learn more about this, you can read information written by Dr. Norm Shealy (

This is a research article that you might find interesting:


Allyn Evans