Health & Wellness

Dr. Norman Shealy: The Meaning of Life and Oxytocin

CNS photo--Bliss bookExcellence Reporter: Dr. Shealy, what is the meaning of life?

Norman Shealy: In many ways, this is a simple question with a more simple answer—the meaning/purpose of life is to learn to do good, to help self and others. In order to help others, you must take care of yourself! This means having good health habits:

  • No smoking
  • Body mass index of 18 to 24
  • Eating at least 5 servings of fruits/vegetables daily
  • Exercising at least 30 minutes 5 days a week
  • Sleeping 7 to 8 hours every night

Only 3% of individuals have all of these habits! The reason appears to be low self-esteem, coming from a belief that they are not wanted or adequately nurtured adequately in childhood. Sometimes, of course, the feeling is justified by parental abuse or neglect. Sometimes, it is just the child’s feeling with no real meaning — perhaps a parent’s preoccupation with more pressing problems. In either situation the child’s perception can block production of oxytocin thereafter. Oxytocin is critical for interpersonal relations, for bonding, for personal happiness. If you do not feel good about yourself, I think you should work on self adequately to feel good! Air Bliss happens to be the best way to help restore oxytocin and feel good enough about yourself so that you are devoted to helping others!


~Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., American neurosurgeon and a pioneer in pain medicine
Founder and CEO, National Institute of Holistic Medicine
Tiwehkt, Native American Church of Nemenhah
President, Holos Energy Medicine Education
Professor Emeritus, of Energy Medicine, Holos University Graduate Seminary

Copyright © 2015 Excellence Reporter

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