Health Secrets of a Chinese Scholar  (from http://healthtips.vites.com/he-lived-to-be-256-years-old)

I thought I would share some longevity secrets from a man who truly lived a long life.

His name was Professor Li Chung Yun, a renowned Chinese scholar and herbalist who was born in 1677 and died in 1933.

Professor Li Chung Yun was a world-famous scholar and was in the public eye for over 200 years. When he was as the age of 71 he joined the Chinese army to teach martial arts as a tactical advisor. At the age of 100, he was awarded by the Chinese government a special Honor Citation for extraordinary services to the country. For 150 years after that award, the Professor was visited by countless Western scholars and students. It is reported that he gave a series of 28 lectures at the University of Sinkiang when he was over 200 years old. He enjoyed excellent health and outlived 23 wives. Reports from people who saw him at age 200 claimed he looked no older than a man in his 50’s. He retained his natural teeth and hair right up to his death.

How Did He Live So Long?

Professor Li Chung Yun attributed his longevity to a lifelong vegetarian diet, and the regular use of age-retarding herbs, ginseng and gotu kola plus “inner calm”. One of his disciples, Da Lui, reports that the professor also attributed his longevity to a strict discipline of special exercises he performed every day.

Ginseng and Gotu Kola

Ginseng has been used in Chinese medicine for over 5000 years. The Chinese claim it has miraculous properties. We do know that ginseng can give support to the heart, revitalize the nervous system, increase hormone production and stimulate cell growth and activity.

Gotu Kola is also a rejuvenator. It helps keep endocrine and sex glands in peak working condition far into advanced age. It also has an energizing efffect on nerve and brain functions and helps keep blood free from age-causing toxins.

Well there you have it. A healthy diet, good state of mind and daily exercise is the magic formula for a long life. Now if you will excuse me, I am off to buy a couple of herbs…..

Best Regards,

Peter