Is The Fountain Of Youth Spelled D-H-E-A?


The hormone called DHEA, whose scientific name is dehydroepianrosterone, is the most prevalent and one of the most essential hormones in human health. According to Dr. Norman Shealy, every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency and low levels of the hormone DHEA.

It is striking that most illnesses are characterized by low levels of both DHEA and magnesium. A connection between these essential chemicals appears to be basic in the understanding of health, wellness, and the restoring and maintaining of youth.

In fact, just a 10 percent increase in magnesium and DHEA levels is associated with a 48 percent decrease in death from cardiovascular disease and a 36 percent decrease in mortality from all causes.

Low levels of DHEA are found in women up to nine years before development of breast cancer. And men may have low DHEA levels for four or more years prior to development of prostate cancer.

Some of the ailments associated with a DHEA/magnesium deficiency include:

  • Anxiety.
  • Attention deficit disorder.
  • Asthma.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Cancer.
  • Chronic fatigue.
  • Constipation.
  • Depression.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Fatigue and insomnia.
  • Hypertension.
  • Intestinal problems.
  • Kidney stones.
  • Muscle cramps.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Seizures.
  • Strokes.
  • Vertigo.

A DHEA/magnesium deficiency is clearly prevalent in the case of an acute heart attack. On average, patients given intravenous magnesium have a 50 percent greater survival rate.

Raising DHEA levels results in a remarkable increase in perceived physical and psychological well-being — for both men and women. People report increased energy, deeper sleep, improved mood, more relaxed feelings and an improved ability to deal with stressful situations.

Most critically, DHEA blocks carcinogenesis and slows aging, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even obesity.

DHEA is produced in the adrenal glands in both men and women. Men produce about one-third more than women, since they produce DHEA in the testes. Unfortunately, DHEA levels decline with age. Research suggests that supplements with the DHEA hormone in the middle-age and older years can restore levels to those a person had in younger years.

Remember that if you increase your DHEA levels, you also boost your body’s levels of the critically important mineral magnesium. Magnesium helps most illnesses.

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Bob Livingston

founder of Personal Liberty Digest™, is an ultra-conservative American author and editor of The Bob Livingston Letter™, in circulation since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • Chris

    Additional info.:

    A natural way to raise low DHEA levels is to make dietary changes. One of the precursors to DHEA is cholesterol, which gets converted into pregnenolone before it converts into DHEA. Therefore, it is important to maintain a healthy level of good cholesterol in the body. Healthy fats from eggs, coconut oil, nuts,
    and seeds that are high in omega-3 fatty acids are good foods to add into the diet. The foods to avoid are sodas, sweets, and other junk foods that can stress the body and thereby slow down DHEA production.

  • dan

    Thanks Bob :
    …i think half of the craving for the junk-foods is a deficiency in the healthy Omega-3’s and magnesium. I tried flax seed oil back when but prefer the coconut oil and don’t plan to give up my eggs anytime soon . Starting the magnesium suupplements (and a few footbaths in Epson salts) provided
    a steadier heartbeat and definite increase in energy . Don’t forget your Vit D3 (sunshine) and daily walk ( I think they’ve revised it down to twenty minutes …not even consecutive!) in the fresh air and you’re golden.

  • Carlucci

    Thanks for this fantastic article. I started using trans-dermal magnesium gel two years ago, and it made a huge difference for me as I suffered from anxiety my entire life. I cannot take oral magnesium supplements because they don’t agree with me, but I love the gel. Four months ago I started taking some excellent amino acids and am feeling even better physically and mentally. I’ll have to pick up some DHEA the next time I’m in the health food store.

  • Freespirit

    One of the PROOFS that DHEA is GREAT is that it is BANNED in most countries, including Canada

    • coal miner

      Don’t forget pot and hemp.

      Alaska, Rhode Island Will Legalize Marijuana Next, Federal Pot Law …HYPERLINK “$reportURL”

      Aug 12, 2013 … In a recent interview with Reason, Kampia made several legal pot … and the fuel industry (YES, YOU CANMAKE FUEL FROM HEMP!), just to name countless other products. Food is one of them.

  • coal miner

    Thanks Bob,
    Good article.