ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Phillip F. Schaeffer is the former Editor-in-Chief of California Life Magazine and life-long medical researcher. Now in the best of health at age 91, Phillip is a living example of the effectiveness of the alternative health practices he writes about. He has dedicated 40 years to researching alternative approaches to health and healing.
The author knows whereof he writes, not only from his research and years of helping others to heal, but also from his own personal experience. He has had his share of ill health and accident injuries. In his earlier years he suffered through and recovered from malaria, dengue fever, infectious hepatitis, crippling osteoarthritis, gout, heart and eye problems, poor eyesight, allergies, skin cancer, diverticulitis, arteriosclerosis, pneumonia, and elevated cholesterol. He also smoked two packs of cigarettes a day for over 35 years and survived three critical auto accidents.
Each of the above illnesses and addictions were corrected over time, naturally and without pharmaceutical drugs or surgery, in keeping with the principles and teachings written about in The Codes for Longevity.
In his research, Phillip's personal influences include the well-known international scholar, Dr. Stephen T. Chang, M.D., master of both Chinese and Western medicine, philosophy and theology, and author of The Great Tao and eight additional books. For three years, Phillip worked with Dr. Chang, studied with him and helped promote him at Stanford University, Palo Alto; University of California, Berkeley; UC Santa Barbara; UC Santa Cruz, et.al.
Other personal influences and gurus were Dr. Patricia Bragg, ND, PhD, world renown for her expertise in curing with apple cider vinegar, breathing and fasting. Dr. William H. Philpott, MD, practice in psychiatry, neurology, environmental medicine and toxicology and an expert in the field of magnetic healing; Dr. Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD and Dr. Hal Huggins, DDS, of Colorado Springs, CO. and both experts in the area of detoxing and cleansing the body of mercury and mercury dental amalgams. Other personal influences for discussions and gatherings, were Dr. Bob Young, MD on the subjects of IV Chelation and Oxygen therapy; Dr. F. Batmanghelidj MD, author of Your Body's Many Cries for Water and an expert on the critical importance of water
in human health and its use in the prevention and reversing of premature aging.
Phillip's career includes assignments with the Royal Society of Medicine, London, where he promoted international medical symposia throughout Europe, South America and the Middle East. He has also lectured for the United Nations in Geneva and set up workshops for the UN in Bangladesh and the Philippines.
Phillip is the author and photographer of two published books on the country of Guatemala: Discover Guatemala and Lake Atitlan, as well as author and publisher of California Craftsmen, volume I and II. He also produced and published the book, Henry Miller: The Paris Years.
In Phillip's view, "If a person is active in mind, body and spirit, there is no such thing as old age! Live on, live well and enjoy life."
Professional Background: Phillip is a skilled medical research marketer with over 38 years experience in product development, marketing and public relations. As former director of Schaeffer Studios, 501 Madison Avenue, New York City and London, England, with a staff of 26, he created original award-winning marketing concepts for many major international food and drug corporations.
In association with Academy Communications International and his office in London, the Royal Society of Medicine UK contracted Phillip and his associates to administer international medical symposia throughout Europe, England, Scotland, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. The highlight was March 1980 for his arrangement of a symposium at the European Congress of Cardiology in Paris. His career also included lecturing at the UN International Trade Center, Geneva, and establishing workshops for the United Nations in India, Bangladesh and the Philippines.
In London he became associated with many world health crusaders whose extensive clinical and scientific research exposed factual information to him. Among them was Dr. Batmanghelidj, author of Your Body's Many Cries for Water, and his knowledge of the many different thirst signals the body possesses. It became apparent to Phillip that loss of the thirst sensation in humans was the result of dyspeptic pain, rheumatoid joint pain, angina pain, hypertension, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome and/or a host of other ailments, including diabetes and Alzheimer’s in the elderly.
The study of water and its relationship to health and the well-being of the body fascinated Phillip and soon became one of his prime fields of investigation. He realized that the simple process for avoiding degenerative diseases and aging is to nourish the body with proper amounts of pure water and beneficial sunshine (Vitamin D) to help the body remain in an alkaline state. He further concluded that water and sunshine provide the ability to reverse and cure many serious diseases.
Over a period of succeeding years, Phillip studied with and was personally influenced by such world-recognized international scholars as Dr. Stephen T. Chang, MD, Master of Chinese and Western medicine, philosophy and theology, author of The Great Tao and six related books. Among other distinguished mentors and associates of his are Dr. William H. Philpott, MD, recipient of the Linus Pauling Award and world recognized Fellow of the Orthomolecular Health Society for his study of treating the body with magnetic therapy. Dr. Philpott (90) is the author of the forthcoming book on magnetic therapy, titled, The Medical Miracle of the next Millennium.
With over 38 years of exposure in medical research and related information, plus his own 91 years of exceptional re-gained health and well-being, Phillip was encouraged to share his treasured wisdom of privileged information on how to avoid illness and disease, in his book, Codes for Longevity - Lasting Health and Vitality Beyond 60, 80 and 100 Years. Phillip believes, "If a person is active in mind, body and spirit, there is no such thing as old age."
His formal education includes Mercersburg Academy and the University of Denver, Graduate of the School of Advertising. Phillip is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts; Contributing Member, the Modern Museum of Art, New York City; and Alpha Delta Sigma.
Author, Phillip F. Schaeffer
Co-author, Dr. Gita L. Labrentz