Brief Recipe for a Healthy Life

You have done well to stay so healthy at 90 years of age.

What is your philosophy on diet, supplements like vitamins and minerals, enzymes and probiotics, etc?

There are so many self-appointed health professionals that keep us confused at to what is viable.

I, and I’m sure others would like to know your philosophy of staying healthy. You have proved that your methods have worked.

Thank you.Reply

  • Joe says: October 9, 2019 at 12:15 PM   (Edit) Many have asked me for my recipe for living a healthy life free of any medical impediments and pain. I thank God for the gift of the past 90 years long life and I am convinced that it is my total abstinence from drugs that has had a direct impact on my life. I will take a drug only on a SOS basis. The only medicine I take daily is Arnica which is a Homeopathic remedy which I have taken for the last 25 years nightly. I discovered many years ago that this amazing remedy filters the blood and in doing so, it dissolves Cholesterol and also reduces Blood Sugar levels. I would recommend that anyone who wishes to follow my example takes Arnica which I supply free of charge to anyone in Sri Lanka. A recent comprehensive Blood Test I took before a Cataract surgery last June showed that all my levels were normal or below normal and my Blood Sugar was 89 random. You are invited to visit: ARNICA THE MIRACLE REMEDY I exercise for about half hour and walk about 2-3 km nightly in my garden listening to music on iTunes on Bose earphones. I listen mainly to Piano Music, especially music that I used to play myself on my Steinway Grand which is 1952 vintage and was recently restored to prime condition. I eat just sufficient to be satisfied. Never overeat.
    As I mentioned above, I do not take any drugs whatever and do not also take any vitamins and the supplements you mentioned in your post. I am blessed with a wonderful wife whom I married in 1958 and is a graduate scientist and also a licentiate of Cordon Bleu Paris. We have a healthy diet comprising fish and chicken and occasionally red meat as proteins and Carbs with plenty of fruit and veg daily. I also eat one egg daily for breakfast. I meditate daily both in the morning and at night. I find that the time I spend in doing so helps to restore the energy I expend in my daily life. I do drive but prefer to be driven to office which I attend daily. I was introduced to Homeopathy as a skeptic as it seemed so illogical about 50 years ago when I first studied it, as at first I could not believe that when a Homeopathic Remedy is potentized to Nano levels, it gets more powerful. I discovered that I had a gift for healing and used to visit 3 Homeopathic Forums daily since about 1975, one of which I helped to establish about 20 years later: I used to prescribe standard Homeopathic remedies which I first did in the classical manner. When I discovered that this did not always work to cure a patient, I formulated a protocol of curing which was labelled “Joepathy” by classical Homeopaths who discovered that my therapy worked more effectively than the classical therapy they used. I based it on the allopathic protocol for healing which is best described as “This for That Therapy” where a physician prescribes a drug based on certain rules and information which he is aware has helped to cure other patients who present the same disease. This is not permitted in Classical Homeopathy. It is interesting to record that this protocol is used by the Prasanta Banerji Homeopathic Research Foundation in Kolkata, who unknown to me, use this same protocol today.


  1. Carol says:

    A few things learnt from your post is. Live life to the fullest with firm belief in God.
    Joe I have a small question. I have bought Arnica Montana – Mother Tincture can I use the same in place of Arnica 6C and 3C.
    Please advise.

    • Joe says:

      You cannot confuse and replace Arnica 30 with Arnica 1M.

      You are advised to discard it as you will not be able to use it as at the 1M or Mother Tincture potency, it is dangerous to be used in a home.

  2. Shilky garg says:

    My mother who is age of 65ys having weight of 80kg & height 4ft10inch.
    She is suffering from mouth blisters from last 4-5 ys. Blisters are made & broken on it’s own all the time. She can not even drink normal water. We had referred to aims where in they said it’s related to skin problem not related to teeth. The mouth inner area becomes whitish from my inside where in the blisters are made.

    • Joe says:

      I observe that you have used 2 separate computers to send me your message which you have duplicated. Your doing so confuses me and I would like to know why you did so as just ONE post is sufficient.

      “We had referred to aims also they said it’s related to skin decease. ”
      What is “aims” ? Is this a medical facility?

      You would have consulted a doctor during the past 5 years. What was the diagnosis and the drugs prescribed?

      Is your mother overweight? 80kg at a height of 4ft10inch is usually overweight.
      Does she suffer from other medical problems?
      How are her knees when climbing stairs?

  3. Amit kumar says:

    I like content of the article .keep it up

  4. Kt says:

    Pls suggest something for varicose veins / spider veins pain itching is there.

    • Joe says:

      You are expected to present your case in the manner that you would to any physician and it is essential that you state your gender, age, weight, height and details of the treatment you have had so far for your varicose / spider veins.
      Do you suffer from any other ailments?

      You can send your medial report and a photograph of the affected area by email to:

  5. Victoria says:

    Dear Dr De Livera,
    I am a 58 year old female. 5ft 7in height. 180 lbs. I have been suffering for 2 yrs with Silent Acid Reflux/ GERD. It mainly causes choking or constricted throat, hoarse voice while sleeping. Food is slow to digest and often wants to regurgitate up the esophagus. MD diagnosed me with esophagitis/GERD. I have adjusted my diet, changed jobs, reduced stress, reducing weight, going to bed earlier, no food after 7pm. I also refused to take MD Rx for acid blocking medicine. This condition began shortly after my 95yr old mother passed away. I suffer with some anxiety
    & mild occasional depression (no meds) due to ill feeling. Thank you in advance for your expertise.
    Saskatchewan, Canada

    • Joe says:


      It is very likely that you suffer from Hyperacidity or Gastritis, aka GERD (Gastro Esophagal Reflux Disease) and I shall copy my default therapy that has helped hundreds of patients to overcome this disease for which doctors usually prescribe PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor) drugs which are dangerous and can cause many other more serious problem when used in the long term.

      You will hopefully discover that my therapy aka “Joepathy” will help you within 24 hours after you have taken your first dose after a meal.

      The remedies you will order are as follows:

      Nat Phos 6x dose 2-4 tablets taken immediately after each of 3 meals.
      This remedy accelerates the passage of food down the gut and prevents the formation of acid which would otherwise reflux causing GERD.

      Arnica 30c in the Wet dose taken twice daily.
      This remedy works to repair the damaged Esophagus which has metastasised to resemble the gut to deal with the Hcl refluxed into it causing severe distress. Arnica works with the Nat Phos to speedily cure the problem.

      You can also take a Probiotic daily for a week. A Probiotic will help by changing the balance of the Bacteria in the Stomach and will contribute to your cure and help to ensure that your problem does not recur. After your problem with GERD is stabilised you can take the Arnica in the Wet dose nightly before bed for life. You do not need to take Nat Phos daily but you will keep a stock to be used whenever you feel uncomfortable after a meal when you will take 2-3 tablets as necessary.

      Please observe the following simple rules:

      Do not eat large meals. Eat small meals but more often if you feel hungry. Do not drink more that a few sips of water after your meals. This is to prevent the further dilution of your gastric juice which can then reflux into your Esophagus which results in GERD.

      It is important that you do not go to bed for at least 2 hours after dinner as food will take about this time to digest and it is best to stay awake and upright to enable your food to digest before going to bed.

      No fatty food, alcohol, coffee, preserved meats like sausages, ham, bacon as they contain Saltpeter which will antidote the remedies listed immediately.

      If you suffer from a stomach ache or you feel your stomach puffing up before a meal during the day between meals, this is usually due to hunger pains, caused by your gastric juices attacking the inner lining (Villa) in the wall of your stomach. The simple remedy is to eat some food like a biscuit or a banana between meals to keep the gastric juice away from digesting the stomach wall which results in a stomach ache which in some cases can be acute.

      You must drink at least 3 liters of liquids, preferably water daily and you must also exercise for at least half hour daily. It is important to sweat it out as this is all part of my therapy to overcome GERD.

      The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:

      Order the remedy in a 5ml Liquid Alcohol pack also referred to as Liquid Dilution in a bottle preferably with a dropper arrangement.
      Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
      Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
      Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake the bottle hard before you sip a capfull of the bottle or a large teaspoonful which is the dose.
      Shaking the bottle hard is homeopathic succussion and this shaking must be done every time before sipping a capful of the bottle twice daily.

      It is understood that the patient will stop all other drugs which s/he may be taking for this ailment.
      Do not use Coffee, Cola beverages, preserved foods like sausages, ham and bacon as they contain Saltpeter.

  6. Harvi says:

    Hi Joe,
    my son 3 year old diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 2 year old. I read all your posts about Arnica. i have one question, i bought arnica 6c in pellets (i know you always preferred wet dose, which i will get soon). do you think i can start with pellets if yes how many. please let me know. he is on insulin.


    • Joe says:

      It breaks my heart to learn that your 3 year old son is a confirmed diabetic and has to depend on Insulin to survive. Arnica 6c in the Wet dose will help him by reducing his Blood Sugar level by at least 10mg/dl in a few hours and it is possible that he can stop the Insulin and only use the oral drug with the Arnica 6c.

      You can use 10 pellets in 500ml water till you get the remedy in Alcohol as this is more powerful.

      Please note that I am over 90 years old and live in Sri Lanka where we observe a modicum of respect for age and do not address elders by their first name.

  7. Almer says:

    Good day sir!
    Just saw one of the comments on you tube about your practise. The lady said her symptoms disappeared after taking herbs from you.
    I would like to ask you if you could help me with my anxiety/panic attack.
    I am suspecting that I probably had burn out/chronic fatigue as I was doing many things like studying, part time job and looking after my kid.
    Will be really greatful for your reply

    Kind regards

    • Joe says:

      It is very likely that you are confusing my name with another prescriber as you stated that you were given some herbs which helped you.

      I do not prescribe herbs as my forte is Homeopathy which I have practiced for the last 50+ years free of charge.

      You are advised to take

      Ignattia 200c in the Wet dose thrice daily for your panic attacks.

      The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:

      Order the remedy in the Ethanol / Alcohol pack also referred to as Liquid Dilution in a bottle preferably with a dropper arrangement.
      Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
      Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
      Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake the bottle hard before you sip a dose which is 5ml or a teaspoonful as prescribed.

      Shaking the bottle hard is homeopathic succussion and this shaking must be done at least 6 times before sipping a teaspoonful.

      If you cannot get the medicine in Alcohol, you may get the Sugar Pellets and you will use 10 Pellets in 500ml water.

  8. ASGARALI says:

    Arnica 30 Nightly caused weight gain,
    I have tried few times last year and experienced that my waist size goes upto 33 if i take Arnica 30,if i stop Arnica nightly my waist size comes back to 30

  9. Sushil Sharma says:

    Respected Sir,
    I am a male 70 year old.I have high cholestrol for last so many years.Total cholestrol 190,LDL -160,HDL-35 and I take 1 tablet of 5mg amlodepine for BP for last 7 years.
    I am also diagnoswd with enlarged prostate 55 gram weight in April2023.PsA is 0.40.
    Also I have inguinal hernia on left side.
    I am scaredto take statins for high cholestrol.I also have grade 2 fatty liver.I never smoke or take alcohol.
    Kindly advise which homeopathy medicine to take.I live in Mumbai India.
    Kind regards.
    Sushil Sharma

    • Joe says:

      Your case is too complicated for me to help you as I am over 93.6 years in age.


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