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You Maca My Day, You Maca My Night: Top Tonic Herbs for Valentine's Day
For 15 years I have had a daily dedicated love affair with holistic health.
This passion and focus on the body and mind has yielded countless health benefits and important insights which are my duty to pass on to you in the form of satisfying to implement information and easy to use potent products.
Speaking of potent: Let’s talk about sexual potency and the ability to ignite full blown carnal health in yourself and your partner… from a holistic perspective!

You Maca My Day, You Maca My Night: Top Tonic Herbs for Valentine's Day

Paradigm shift: The modern industrial+agricultural diet is one big giant sexual health destroyer. It diminishes the health of every system of the body.

What do we do to repair any damage done but this diet that we partook in and deficiencies remaining while nourishing our whole body in a way that ignites sexual health in ourselves and in a lover? How do we nourish ourselves for both immediate and long lasting results with no side effects in a way that makes us feel alive, clear, deeply energized, capable and naturally happy?
I don’t claim to have all the answers, but I do claim to ask some damn hot questions. When one asks the right questions one gets to the most appropriate answers.
One more question: Are we eating a “good enough” diet that neither causes problems nor reverses deficiencies, or are we eating an excellent diet that includes therapeutic nutrient dense substances that sustainably saturate every corner of our body with the nutrition it truly needs to thrive!?

You Maca My Day, You Maca My Night: Top Tonic Herbs for Valentine's Day

The two categories of therapeutic nutrition at the top of my list for nourishing sexual health (and really the rest of the body too) are healthy lipids and tonic herbs.
Healthy lipids (especially fresh organic/pastured/grass-fed/wild animal fats) contain so many hormone precursors and building blocks for the endocrine system, the nerves, the brain, the heart and the reproductive organs. I invite you to unlearn the fat-phobia of the 1980’s and delve into the last 20 years of research that concludes the traditional fats and plenty of them are essential for the human body. Be a lard lover. Find your coconut companion and butter beloved!
Tonic herbs: These are substances that nourish sexual health deeply, are wonderful for the organs, brain, heart, skin and adrenals, and contain trace minerals and the building blocks for the endocrine system.** Like healthy fat, tonic herbs have been neglected, but their benefits are time-tested in Chinese Medicine and in other herbal systems of the world for thousands of years and have been proven in scientific studies for decades.
Here are my top 5 tonic herb picks for nourishing to body to ignite one’s sex drive in men and women:

 

You Maca My Day, You Maca My Night: Top Tonic Herbs for Valentine's DayMaca Bliss

Go ahead maca, make my day! I titled this article You maca my day, you maca my night! Maca is a powerful energizing adaptogen with hormone balancing effects.** Take daily to build sexual health, and also feel free to take with your partner during a date to arouse the goodness in each of you. Like most tonic herbs, it both gives benefits within 20 minutes of taking it and works cumulatively over time. Our dual extract of black maca (no other maca like it!) is so delicious and powerful – your date will enjoy sharing a dose with you! Learn more about the pure sexy powder Maca Bliss.

 

You Maca My Day, You Maca My Night: Top Tonic Herbs for Valentine's DayGlow

Glow He Shou Wu extract is a restorative, sexual-potency-building mood-lifting tonic.** It’s youthening power is in a class of its own – and yet it is one of the most economical herbs ever (it’s a vine root that grows like a weed). Learn more about ancient swagger of Glow He Shou Wu.

 

 

You Maca My Day, You Maca My Night: Top Tonic Herbs for Valentine's DayEverlasting Youth

The Everlasting Youth formula is the ultimate instant tonic herbal beauty elixir blend to help you reclaim your hormonal harmony!** Learn more about the superfood cornucopia of recharge that is Everlasting Youth.

 

You Maca My Day, You Maca My Night: Top Tonic Herbs for Valentine's DayLongevity in a Bottle

40 tonic herbal extracts in one epic elixir of health to recharge you at every level.** Learn more about our most comprehensive formula ever, Longevity in a Bottle.

 

You Maca My Day, You Maca My Night: Top Tonic Herbs for Valentine's DayLevity

Levity Red Asparagus Root is the ultimate yin tonic for those who need to chill, beautify and enjoy a sexy life!** Learn to fly above stress with Levity.

 

Here’s an enticing recipe that contains an exotic blend of guiltless lipids and potent tonic herbs, blended into a seductive elixir: The Bullet-Style UnCoffee Elixir! Feel free to add extra Maca Bliss and cacao powder to get all kinds of sensual goodness in your life.
Or maybe you’re in the mood for some Sexy Genius Frozen Custard!

 

To your greatest health, greatest sex, greatest you!

 

-Christian

 

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual, based on health conditions, diet, weight, physical exercise and lifestyle habits. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are for informational and educational use only. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women, should consult with their holistic physician before using these or any nutritional products.
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The Ice Cream That Gets You High

This heavenly rich and malty flavored ice cream doesn’t contain cannabis or THC, but it does contain an herb that around these parts we call Glow and is renowned for its anti-aging and gray hair reversing effects, among many other benefits.**

Glow (aliases: He Shou Wu, Fo-Ti, and Polygonum multiflorum) is an herb that is often put in first place (out of thousands of other herbs) by tonic herbalists as the most health transforming and nutrient dense tonic bang for your buck in Chinese Medicine. I was first introduced to it one night ten years ago by a well known nutrition teacher who emptied out several capsules of He Shou Wu into his raw ice cream from Cafe Gratitude. He got very blissed out yet was looking deeply calm, rejuvenated and sharp. His state of consciousness was sustainably enhanced. I was so envious because I didn’t get any of that ice cream and I wanted those benefits for myself in the form of an extra blissful and guiltless frozen dessert experience!

The Ice Cream That Gets You HighThat evening planted a seed in me to, after many years, launch my own extra powerful, consciously sourced, tasty and UNencapsulated He Shou Wu extract, now called GLOW.

Also in the time since, I’ve created about 500 ‘alternative’ (my body doesn’t like cream and sugar) ice cream recipes. Most of these contained heroic doses of tonic herbs: Frozen dessert nutrition therapy at its finest!

Today I present an ice cream with the hero’s dose of Glow He Shou Wu to get the eater high, motivated, euphoric, mentally and physically enhanced, youthenned, self reflective, socially lubricated yet crystal clear. Unlike most of my recipes, this is not a recipe for everyday use (unless you ease back the He Shou Wu dosage). In fact, if you eat this whole recipe (which I recommend you do slowly) don’t plan on driving or operating heavy machinery for a couple hours. Why? All good reasons. Don’t worry, this recipe makes the mind sharp as a tack and makes one fully physically and mentally functional with a smaller dose, but in a larger dose it can make dopamine levels extra high which can sometimes make driving a car overwhelming for such a happy brain.**

He Shou Wu is an MAO-B inhibitor, which naturally inhibits the body’s own rate of dopamine breakdown thus allowing dopamine levels to gently rise. An increase in breakdown and lower levels of dopamine and decrease in MAO-B inhibitor levels, typical of people 40 or 50 years of age and older, is associated with mental distress and rising rates of mental imbalance.**

The Ice Cream That Gets You HighThere is no habit forming or addiction associated with He Shou Wu. In fact for those dealing with addiction (drugs, porn, Facebook, gambling, sugar, bread, and other substances and activities that unsustainably reward your brain with dopamine but ultimately cause a tolerance and dopamine crash) He Shou Wu may be helpful in gently biohacking your brain to feel healthy, sharp, motivated, satisfied, stress resilient, nourished, happy, loving and less prone to impulsively engage in addictions.**

In larger doses He Shou Wu is a very mild laxative. If you’re constipated that’s usually great news. If it causes you loose stools, just ease up and stick to a normal dosage which is about 1 teaspoon (this ice cream recipe contains several teaspoons of He Shou Wu).

This recipe has many ingredient options in hopes that you can both more easily gather a minimal set of ingredients (many of them at natural foods stores, many on Amazon) and select which ingredients you think you’d prefer based on existing taste and dietary preferences and sensitivities.

The one ingredient that isn’t optional is the Glow He Shou Wu itself. Glow is a very taste-compliant (it’s slightly bitter by itself but when mixed and sweetened it takes on a pleasant malty nutty flavor – other He Shou Wu extracts tend to be terribly astringent which will ruin the ice cream for your tongue) and potent (it takes 16 pounds of prepared dried he shou wu roots to make just 1 pound of this Glow extract powder which contains about 8% stilbene glycosides – resveratrol-like antioxidants that make He Shou Wu so cell-protective and anti-aging. 8% stilbenes is a truly and significantly biologically active** amount and other He Shou Wu products are either half or a quarter this amount or they just don’t test for it at all and you don’t know what you’re getting.)

 The Ice Cream That Gets You High

Recipe: The Healthful Ice Cream That Gets You High and Glowing!

Blend in blender for 30 seconds:

2 organic pasture-raised egg yolks (no whites) or 1-2 tablespoons of non-GMO lecithin

1/3 cup organic refined coconut oil or ghee or butter or cacao butter

1/3 cup sweet LUV (a sugar free sweetener) or any sweetener of choice (maple sugar, honey, etc.)

1/4 cup protein powder (collagen protein powder, colostrum powder, grass fed whey, plant based protein powders, etc.)

1/4 cup a different from above protein powder (collagen protein powder, colostrum powder, grass fed whey, plant based protein powders, etc.)

1-3 TABLESPOONS Longevity Power GLOW He Shou Wu (Beginner’s, use 1 tablespoon. He Shou Wu experienced, cautiously use more to insure the title of this recipe HIGHly lives up to its name.**)

2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon ground vanilla bean

Just barely 1/8 teaspoon sea salt

3/4 cup warmed spring water

OPTIONAL: 1/4 cup organic cacao/cocoa powder
OPTIONAL: 1 pinch stevia extract, to taste, if using more Glow He Shou Wu

Pour into ice cream maker or pour into bowl and let set in refrigerator for 2 hours, then whisk to aerate and place in freezer for several hours. Eat as much as you’d like, but not all at once if you are new to such heroic doses (I’m serious about this, go easy, be gentle, be kind to your brain and you digestive system). Share with a lover, a friend or family members with whom you’d like to deepen your connection.

The Ice Cream That Gets You High

 

To you being the greatest, highest, clearest version of yourself!

-Christian Bates

 

P.S. Further reading to help you on your way to making all your health goals come true:

 

**Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual, based on health conditions, diet, weight, physical exercise and lifestyle habits. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are for informational and educational use only. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women, should consult with their holistic physician before using these or any nutritional products.
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The Organic Egg Nog Recipe for Kicking Butt Through New Year's

This is the biohacker’s egg nog. The nog that keeps on kicking. Kicking butt that is, at your health and stress-resilience goals. This is the nog for your noggin (brain health optimization) and your body (nutrition therapy minus the food sensitivities/allergens).** It’s for people that love nog but can’t do cream and sugar, and for folks who don’t usually like egg nog but have a hankering’ for some nutmeg cinnamon spice up in their paleoesque superfood smoothie. This is the ketogenic friendly low carb athlete’s secret December weapon of choice. This is the Rocky fan and herbalist’s milk shake. This recipe is here to help you make a big difference in your health while you’re busy being festive.

Most importantly, this egg nog which is made with real organic egg yolks tastes better than store bought sugary egg nog and is sharable with your friends and family at any occasion while skyrocketing their health and mood. Even your Uncle Joe who loves conventional rum-spiked egg nog can have this (and it might help him avoid a carb-coma this year). 😉

Blend in blender for 30 seconds:

4 organic pasture-raised egg yolks

1/3 cup hydrolyzed collagen protein powder

1/3 cup organic refined coconut oil

1/3 cup sweet LUV (or sweetener of choice)

1/3 cup colostrum powder

1 teaspoon Longevity Power Maca Bliss

1 teaspoon Longevity Power Pearl Extract or GLOW He Shou Wu

1/4 teaspoon ground vanilla bean

1/4 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon organic cinnamon powder (Ceylon cinnamon is best, cassia cinnamon is 2nd best)

2-5 pinches of ground nutmeg (or ever better is zested or chopped small pieces of whole nutmeg), to taste (strong but essential stuff, start with less)

2 pinches sea salt

1/2 cup very warm or hot spring water

Then add and blend for 20 seconds:

2 cups spring water ice cubes

Pour into some classy cups, glasses of mugs, and top with small pinches of organic cinnamon powder, ground vanilla, organic ground nutmeg, organic ground clove, organic cocoa powder and/or colostrum powder.

Optional: Add your favorite tonic tinctures of choice or, if you drink or are serving nog to your social drinking friends and family, offer a shot of rum, brandy, bourbon or other spirit, to taste. Egg nog is traditionally designed to be rich and thick enough to be thinned slightly by alcohol. This recipe is a great way to sneak some health back into your loved ones under the radar, whether they prefer their holiday cheer virgin or spiked.

Optional: For the coffee lovers, you can add coffee or espresso to ‘bullet proof’ this (the ingredients colostrum and coconut oil count as your butter and MCT oil in this case).

To your healthiest of holidays and a new year blessed with fulfilling accomplishments!

-Christian Bates

The Organic Egg Nog Recipe for Kicking Butt Through New Year's

 

**Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual, based on health conditions, diet, weight, physical exercise and lifestyle habits. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are for informational and educational use only. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women, should consult with their holistic physician before using these or any nutritional products.
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This Herbal Chocolate Dipped Fruit recipe will:

– protect your DNA from environmental toxins (many of the herbs are detoxifying and cell-protective in nature)**
– unleash the better side of your genetics – tap into your greatest physical + emotional potential**
– insure your health beyond what traditional health insurance could ever possibly offer**
– give you resilience to stressful situations so you’re not bogged down by depleted energy dealing with life**

Herbal Chocolate Dipped FruitINGREDIENTS

You only need to buy 2 items to make this recipe – I’ve kept it super simple for you!

1) Fresh organic ripe fruit (preferably from your local farmer’s market for berries, and if you use bananas please make sure they’re super ripe!)
2) 1-4 Chocolate Goldies (you can use more; this is a starting amount and what I used to make the recipe in pictures shown)

Herbal Chocolate Dipped Fruit

PREP WORK
1) Melt 4 Chocolate Goldies at a low temperature in the oven or hot water bath (in a bowl that’s within a bigger bowl of hot water) on top of the stove (each bar is 1 ounce so you’re melting 4 ounces total).
2) Chop your fresh fruit into bite-size pieces, place together on a plate for easy quick access, and get your natural wood / bamboo tongs & a spoon ready for action.

DIRECTIONS
1) With the melted chocolate in a bowl next to your plate of organic fruit, pick up a piece of fruit with the tongs, scoop a spoonful of the chocolate and pour over the fruit, let the excess drip off, and gently place on a separate clean plate.
2) Repeat until all fruit is used (don’t forget to taste test!) 😉

The Chocolate Goldies are a TEMPERED perfected superfood chocolate bar allowing your chocolate to naturally harden within minutes of being dipped with fruit. Once all fruit has been dipped or drenched, serve and enjoy as is, or pop in the fridge to relish later. YUM!!

Herbal Chocolate Dipped Fruit

The question may arise if you *have* to use the Chocolate Goldies – or can you just melt some bitter cacao paste, add some dried herbal powders, and call it good? My answer is that sure you can do anything you want, but not if you want supremely silky smooth (stone ground), truly aphrodisiac style, endocrine-supporting (hormone-balancing) cacao alchemy that will activate your inner power, ability to give and receive love, and inspire you to want more for yourself.

I’ve meticulously formulated the Herbal Harmony flavor that you’ll use for this recipe and it goes way beyond just adding a tonic herbal powder blend (Longevity in a Bottle) to a chocolate bar. Shoot for the stars you guys and you’ll zoom right past them IF you raise your standards and align with the most potent high integrity nutrition that is 100% recognized by your body as real food.

Prioritize your health & happiness, today… right now! What could be more fun or delicious than whipping up a quick batch of these chocolate dipped fruits and enjoying them as a treat with friends? You and everyone you make these for will adore them not only because they are a quick raw dessert recipe to make, but because you get your infusion of 40 different adaptogenic tonic herbs in every single bite. You don’t need to know how to formulate tonics or how to synergize herbs for maximum potency and absorption. I’ve done this complex step for you!

Herbal Chocolate Dipped Fruit

Have you made any recipes using the Chocolate Goldies? If so, we’d love to hear what you’ve done with them! Post a comment below and share how herbal infused healthy desserts have played a key role in helping you eat better as part of your overall wellness strategy.**

Chocolate is the most unifying food. Infused with Longevity in a Bottle (our 40 ingredient blend of superfoods & herbal extracts) takes it beyond comprehension. You *can* have your cake and eat it too… your future self will thank you for it! HIGH LEVEL NUTRITION is where it’s at.

♥ Bethanne
Founder of Edible Goddess + Creator of the Chocolate Goldies

 

**Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual, based on health conditions, diet, weight, physical exercise and lifestyle habits. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are for informational and educational use only. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women, should consult with their holistic physician before using these or any nutritional products.
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Bullet-Style UnCoffee Elixir Recipe (Simple, fast, 6-ingredient morning enlightenment!)

Straight up coffee in the morning not doing it for ya anymore? Love smoothies, but need to change it up and make something faster and with more kick? Then, try making my Bullet-Style UnCoffee Elixir. It’s far creamier, more stress-resilience-forging, brain-boosting, and peak-performance-enhancing than any regular latte wished it was.** This simple recipe has the potential to revolutionize the modern person’s body by getting their day started with more nutrition than many people have all week!

It’s inspired by the sensational Bulletproof Executive butter-whipped coffee formula, but with my tonic herb twist!

 

Bullet-Style UnCoffee Elixir

Blend for 10 seconds in any blender:

3 cups very warm spring water (or half spring water, half nut milk – or part coffee! Change it up – trust in developing your elixir skills!)

2-3 teaspoons organic ghee or coconut oil or grass-fed organic butter

1-2 teaspoons MCT oil

1-2 teaspoons Longevity Power Mushroom Immunity (amazing coffee-like flavor with massive immune strengthening, brain-boosting stress resilience)

1-2 teaspoons Longevity Power Maca Bliss (powerful, creamy, libido-boosting adaptogen!)

2 pinches NOW Better Stevia extract powder, or more to taste or 1 tablespoon wholesome sweetener of choice, to taste

2 pinches sea salt

OPTIONAL: For even more beautification, add 1 teaspoons Longevity Power Glow He Shou Wu

OPTIONAL: For healthful-chocolate satisfaction, add 2-3 teaspoon raw organic cacao powder

OPTIONAL: 2 pinches organic cinnamon and/or ground vanilla bean

OPTIONAL: 2-3 teaspoons instant coffee replacement powder, like Dandyblend

Serve in a mug or take with you in a mason jar! Let your friends try it – 1 sip is all it takes to enlighten someone’s body for the whole morning!

 

 

**Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual, based on health conditions, diet, weight, physical exercise and lifestyle habits. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are for informational and educational use only. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women, should consult with their holistic physician before using these or any nutritional products.

 

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Depleted, moody and aging? Nature has your back! Get ready to learn the top 5 health-revolutionizing reasons to take He Shou Wu!

He Shou Wu (Polygonum multiform) is a root that has been used for at least 1400 years in Asia, is one of the most famous herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taoist Tonic Herbalism, and is revered for its anti-aging and longevity promoting benefits.**

5 Health-Revolutionizing Reasons to Take He Shou Wu Root (#2 is my favorite!)

He What Who? How do you pronounce this sacred herb? Don’t worry if your tongue slipped, there is no one right way to pronounce it – it depends on your dialect and accent. An approximately pronounced ‘Huh Show Woo‘ will work just finely. Now say that 5 times fast! All silliness aside, the best way to study and memorize the effects (and the names) of herbs is to take them. Being a gastronaut is an educational process.

#5. REJUVENATION!

He Shou Wu is similarly as heart-healthy and massively rejuvenating as red wine’s resveratrol, only STRONGER!

Its main active constituents are its stilbene glycosides. Many of these stilbenes are more powerful antioxidants than resveratrol. Protect and repair the body from free radical damage and restore the sense of youth that is your birthright.**

#4. GREAT HAIR!

It’s commonly known in Asia as the herb to take for naturally reversing gray hair and restoring hair color.

There is no one exact reason why many people report these benefits – He Shou Wu has many nutrients and overall effects that lead to healthier hair follicles, including its trace mineral content (zinc, iron, and many others), ability to help restore the adrenals, rich antioxidant content, and stress reducing capacity.**

5 Health-Revolutionizing Reasons to Take He Shou Wu Root (#2 is my favorite!)

Above: Sliced, prepared and dried He Shou Wu roots

#3. DNA PROTECTION!5 Health-Revolutionizing Reasons to Take He Shou Wu Root (#2 is my favorite!)

Not only does He Shou Wu contain potent antioxidants, it is also an antioxidant-potentiator.

SOD (superoxide dismutase) is an antioxidant enzyme that blocks your cells and your DNA from mutagenic damage from oxygen, free radicals and radioactive isotopes – all common and pervasive oxidants to which we are each exposed.** He Shou Wu has been shown to have SOD-generating capacity. Want a healthy mind and a long living body (I mean looooooooooong living body!), then nourish your body’s ability to circulate SOD. 

#2. BLISS!

He Shou Wu is nature’s ecstasy.

He Shou Wu contains MAO-Is (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) – specifically inhibitors of MAO-B. MAO-B is a naturally occurring enzyme in your body that breaks down neurotransmitters like dopamine (good mood and energy) and phenethylamines (the ‘love chemicals’). Since we tend to come from a background of not having quite enough of these happy neurotransmitters, our body may be breaking these essential chemicals down too much for our own good and sustainable energy and happiness. Taking He Shou Wu is an effective strategy at perfecting the way our brain and nervous system (and our experience of reality) work. MAOI’s occur in other plants like chocolate, but He Shou Wu is considered the most powerful MAO-B inhibitor that is safe and effective for daily use.**

He Shou Wu is also a potent sexual health restoring substance and makes the perfect bliss-inducing aphrodisiac for both men and women.**

#1. STRESS RESILIENCE!

He Shou Wu is a true adaptogen. It is uplifting yet calming to both body and mind.

He Shou Wu is neither a stimulant nor a suppressant, but rather it gives your body the restorative energy it needs to combat stress.** You feel it right away but it also works on you cumulatively over time. It’s a beautiful experience to take an herb like He Shou Wu and feel gently uplifted in the body and calm and clear in the mind. This makes He Shou Wu perfect in the morning, perfect in the evening, perfect any time! In Chinese Medicine it is considered a tonic to ‘Yin Jing’ and ‘Blood’ which makes it suitable for just about everybody as a reliable way of stabilizing and thoroughly nourishing the body near daily.

 

IMPORTANT:

All the effects listed above only apply to well-extracted prepared He Shou Wu.

Raw (unprepared) He Shou Wu is not a true tonic and is considered a laxative and mildly toxic. It has its place in tonic herbalism – usually in small amounts in certain herbal formulas. Be aware of sellers of He Shou Wu who are selling raw He Shou Wu as a tonic – they may not know any better. Here at Longevity Power we only use Prepared He Shou Wu in our formulas.

5 Health-Revolutionizing Reasons to Take He Shou Wu Root (#2 is my favorite!)Prepared He Shou Wu is prepared by being stewed with black beans (or sometimes yams) at a ratio of about 9 parts He Shou Wu roots and 1 part black beans. Be aware of sellers who may be using genetically modified (GMO) soy beans. Here at Longevity Power we only use NON-GMO black soybeans to prepare our He Shou Wu.

He Shou Wu must be well-extracted. Pouring hot water over roots and briefly steeping does not work (this only works with delicate leafy plants like green tea or gynostemma). Prepared He Shou Wu must be decocted in hot water for hours to unlock the active nutrients from the fiber of the root and dissolve them into the water. Here at Longevity Power we take things to a whole new level and decoct using pressure reiteration to further break open the roots’ cell structure and dissolve the active nutrients into sub-boiling (<90*C – better for preserving heat-sensitive nutrients) pure water. We take this water extract and dehydrate it into a malty-tasting water-soluble brown powder. It takes about 16 pound of dried Prepared He Shou Wu roots to make 1 pound of our dried extract. Our Prepared He Shou Wu Extract Powder contains about 8% stilbene glycosides (the resveratrol-like antioxidants described in reason #5 above).

I hope this article brings you clarity and upliftment on your path of health. Please consider taking He Shou Wu as your next healing strategy – add it to your very important life.

-Christian Bates
Founder and Formulator, Longevity Power

 

5 Health-Revolutionizing Reasons to Take He Shou Wu Root (#2 is my favorite!)

**Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual, based on health conditions, diet, weight, physical exercise and lifestyle habits. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are for informational and educational use only. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women, should consult with their holistic physician before using these or any nutritional products.
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Nourish Your Life with the Top 61 Superfoods and Tonic Herbs (with Christian Bates & Dan McDonald)

Discover the most mouth-watering and nutrient-dense line of ‘instant’ extracts of the world’s most important superfoods and tonic herbs. Thank you Dan ‘The Life Regenerator‘ McDonald for shooting this video on the fly with me (Christian Bates) at the Raw Living Expo, February 2nd, 2014. Educational and motivating content:

 

 

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Nourish Your Life with the Top 61 Superfoods and Tonic Herbs (with Christian Bates & Dan McDonald)

Nourish Your Life with the Top 61 Superfoods and Tonic Herbs (with Christian Bates & Dan McDonald)Nourish Your Life with the Top 61 Superfoods and Tonic Herbs (with Christian Bates & Dan McDonald)

**Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual, based on health conditions, diet, weight, physical exercise and lifestyle habits. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are for informational and educational use only. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women, should consult with their holistic physician before using these or any nutritional products.

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Never drink anything while you eat until you read this....

 

Growing up, I would usually drink 2 glasses of water or soda with every large meal.

Then for many years I listened to a lot of the diet dogma that says don’t drink anything with food EVER or else you’ll dilute your stomach acid, your enzymes and your soul itself! But is that true?

What are the most optimal choices for drinking liquids with your solids?

It’s a question that comes up on our path to greater health and our journey to perfect our digestion (and thus improve our immune system, energy levels and utilization of essential nutrients).

I’ve discovered that there is a middle way that works for my body, and according to much science and testimonial, this homemade elixir 4-point formula works for many health-driven people like you too. And it’s the absolutely fun, mood-lifting, digestion-boosting, food-assimilation-enhancing, hydrating, soda-like beverage you may gulp guilt-free with lunch, dinner and snacks.

If you  don’t crave liquid when eating (I usually don’t), you may drink this simple concoction before or after your meal.

If you have sensitive digestion, the following may be crucial to your continued healing. If your digestion is already strong and regular, consider this rocket fuel to go that much farther with your state of health.

Here’s the 4-point formula for a digestion-aiding** elixir imbibed with a meal.

Try to have at least 2 out of 4 of these qualities when creating your elixir (the absolute best ever recipe version of this follows.)

1. Contains some acidity: Not acid-forming, but simply acidic (a.k.a. slightly sour). May contain lemon/lime juice, vitamin C rich berries, natural carbonation which is gently acidic, or lactic acid (in fermented beverages). This makes your drink agreeable to your stomach environment.

2. Contains some unrefined sea salt: Sodium chloride (salt) goes great with hydrochloric acid (stomach acid). Many cases of low stomach acid are related to a salt deficiency or an imbalance of electrolytes which may be corrected with more slightly salty pure water in elixir form.

Never drink anything while you eat until you read this....

3. Contains digestion and assimilation boosting herbs or spices. From ginger to goji berry, there are substances that taste amazing and stimulate healthy digestion and nutrient absorption in your GI tract.

4. Low to no sugar or is fermented. A sugary or fruit drink will tend to create a bad fermentation bloating bomb. Best to consume stevia-sweetened elixirs or probiotic-rich fermented drinks (water kefirs, kombucha, etc. in which the sugar has been converted by the beneficial bacteria into lactic acid and nutrients).

Tonic ‘Roy Rogers’ Cocktail

When I was a kid I would always order a ‘Shirley Temple’ (lemon-lime soda or ginger ale mixed with grenadine syrup) or a ‘Roy Rogers’ (cola mixed with grenadine) when dining out with my folks. I survived the sugar load! However, in appreciation for non-alcoholic cocktail nostalgia, I present to you the most bliss-inducing, digestion and nutrient assimilation enhancing beverage – perfect for you, family, friends, and kids 8 to 108+!

 

Blend on medium for 20 seconds in a blender:

5 cups spring water

1 tablespoon Longevity Power Goji Joy (goji synergizes the efficacy of food and herbs and enhances their assimilation in the digestive system)

1 tablespoon Longevity Power He Shou Wu Extract (mood-elevating, richly mineralizing, extremely high antioxidant cola-like flavor) or LEVITY (bliss-inducing butterscotch flavor)

Juice of 1 organic lime

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/8 teaspoon KAL Stevia Extract powder, or more to taste

OPTIONALS:

Likey the alcohol? Give this drink a few squirts of your favorite tonic herb tincture. 😉

Desire probiotics and fizz? Replace half the spring water with fresh coconut water kefir

For more digestion boosting: 1/4 teaspoon freshly micro-planed organic finer

 

Pour into glasses with a few ice cubes. Serve with a glass or plastic-free straw. Love your food. Love your drink. Love yourself. Happy belly! Cheers!

 

-Christian

 

**Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual, based on health conditions, diet, weight, physical exercise and lifestyle habits. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are for informational and educational use only. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women, should consult with their holistic physician before using these or any nutritional products.
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Top 8 Herbs to Beautify Your Skin in 30 Days

Before I go into the specific top herbs that beautify your skin in 30 days, there is an idea I want to express to you that is more important than any 1 herb: This idea is that:

Herbs are essential for one’s health. Period.

Even a most wholesome organic modern western diet will skimp on the herbs, or have herbs in small doses for flavoring only. You can take whatever nutritional path you are on, and just ADD HERBS IN! Herbs should have a BIG section in your food pyramid.

The herbs to ‘go to first’ are the tonic herbs which are adaptogenic herbs that tonify the body, are safe for daily use with no side effects, and can be used ongoingly for a lifetime of cumulative benefits.

Here are the top 8 tonic herbs that when taken internally immediately and cumulatively do wonders for nourishing and beautifying the skin and balancing skin conditions:

Top 8 Herbs to Beautify Your Skin in 30 Days

Fresh schisandra berries galore!

1. Schisandra Berry

Schisandra Berry (Schisandra chinensis), also Schizandra, the “5-flavor berry,” is the most well-rounded-in-effect herb ever. Those 5 flavors (sour/astringent, sweet, bitter, salty, spicy/pungent,) correspond to a wide range of nutrients and effects on the organs of the body. Schisandra’s dominant sour and astringent flavor boosts liver cleansing and thus skin radiance because they are so closely related. Astringency locks in moisture for the skin and helps your body assimilate all other nutrition consumed with schisandra. A richly-red high antioxidant food and herb to be taken daily for beauty through the ages.**

 

Top 8 Herbs to Beautify Your Skin in 30 Days2. Horsetail

Horsetail (Equisetum arvenseEquisetum telmateia, and some other species of the Equisetum genus) is one of the highest bio-available-silica substances ever. And, silica is THE BEAUTY AND YOUTH MINERAL. An extract of a young horsetail plant gives the body the free silica it needs to regenerate tissue and make it soft, supple and strong. Silica is one of the main co-factor nutrients required in bone growth. The more organic silica you can get in your body the more your skin will be baby soft.**


Top 8 Herbs to Beautify Your Skin in 30 Days

Dried goji berries

3. Goji Berry

A handful of delicious red-orange goji berries (Lyceum barbaric and Lycium chinense) or a couple doses of goji berry extract or tea a day is a tradition going back eons to create a youthening effect in the partaker.**  A super-antioxidant, carotenoid-rich, polysaccharide-laden, flavonoid-dense superfood, goji does wonders for your inner and outer body.** It’s not “just a berry.” Try them daily and experience the glow.

 

Top 8 Herbs to Beautify Your Skin in 30 Days4. Eucommia

Eucommia (Eucommia ulmoides) bark is rich in a rubber/latex substance. An extract of this tissue, joint and skeletal repairing material promotes inner health and beauty and helps youthen the skin. An active constituent in Eucommia, aucubin, has been shown to protect the skin against UV radiation and helps prevent photo-aging.**

 

Top 8 Herbs to Beautify Your Skin in 30 Days5. Rehmannia

Use prepared (not raw) rehmannia (Rehmannia glutinosa) root extract for a massive revitalization of the kidneys and nourishment of the liver and blood. When the kidneys (your body’s battery packs), liver and blood are running strong, guess what happens: the skin beautifies with its full natural color and glow.**

Rehmannia tea is THE most grounding elixir ever – as long as you don’t drink too much at once or it will loosen your stool slightly. 😉

 

Top 8 Herbs to Beautify Your Skin in 30 Days6. Red Asparagus Root

Completely different from the asparagus vegetable, Red Asparagus Root is the ancient Taoist tonic herb used by spiritual seekers for generations to produce an open-hearted feeling of levity above the mundane. It cools, moistens and beautifies the skin and recharges the adrenals and sexual functions.**

 

Top 8 Herbs to Beautify Your Skin in 30 Days7. He Shou Wu

Prepared (not raw, just like with rehmannia the raw is not as nourishing) He Shou Wu (Polygonum multiflorum) has been used by tens of millions of people in Asia to nurture beautiful colorful hair. It deeply nourishes and cleanses the organs (which always leads to nourishing and cleansing of the skin). It greatly increases superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity. SOD is a powerful antioxidant (free radical scavenger), demonstrated to have powerful anti-aging benefits in humans.**

 

8. Pearl

Hydrolyzed Pearl extract has always been considered the quintessential beauty herb for women (and for men as far as I’m concerned.) It is rich in amino acids and trace minerals which nurture the delicate nuances of fantastic skin. Pearl is a top Chinese beauty herb that uplifts the spirit and is the only form of calcium carbonate one should ever take (other forms are mined chalk).** Although not a vegan product, many plant-based folders love to add in pearl to their lifestyle as a strategic beauty food that calms the mind and fills in nutritional gaps. It can be mixed with coconut oil or an organic high quality body butter to make outstanding homemade edible skincare.

 

Bonus Herb #9:

Top 8 Herbs to Beautify Your Skin in 30 DaysI like to add this one in as a bonus, but many Russian medicinal mushroom researchers would call this the #1 herb for skin health and whole body vitality: Chaga mushroom sclerotia. Revered for its incredible antioxidant and melanin (think skin pigment and hormone balance) content, this immune strengthening adaptogen has been consumed for eons by humans. In a world of radioactive pollution and radiation from the sun, Chaga is the ultimate protective. Combined with the herbs listed above, we have the ability to repair and tighten up skin. Chaga is great at fighting back at moles, fungal rashes and other mutagenic skin occurrences.**

 

The Easiest Ways To Take These Herbs!
Top 8 Herbs to Beautify Your Skin in 30 Days

 

The easiest way to get all 9 of the herbs mentioned chaga, pearl, rehmannia, eucommia, horsetail, shisandra berry, he shou wu, red asparagus root, and goji berry is with Everlasting YouthThe Ultimate Instant Tonic Herbal Beauty Elixir Blend for Health Conscious Women (and Conscious Cool Men)

Top 8 Herbs to Beautify Your Skin in 30 Days

 

The most fun & powerful way to take Goji Berry: Our extreme-potency goji berry extract, Longevity Power Goji Joy.

 

Top 8 Herbs to Beautify Your Skin in 30 Days

 

The tastiest and most potent way to take Red Asparagus: Longevity Power LEVITY Red Asparagus Root Extract Power

 

Top 8 Herbs to Beautify Your Skin in 30 Days

The most convenient way to consume chaga, rehmannia, eucommia, horsetail, shisandra berry, he shou wu, red asparagus root, and goji berry in the most beautifying synergy of all: Longevity in a Bottle.

 

Top 8 Herbs to Beautify Your Skin in 30 Days

 

The richest, most delicious and extremely potent form of He Shou Wu: Our Longevity Power Prepared He Shou Wu.

 

Top 8 Herbs to Beautify Your Skin in 30 Days

 

The most powerful pearl on the planet: Longevity Power 100% Pure Freshwater Pearl Extract Powder

 

 

Top 8 Herbs to Beautify Your Skin in 30 Days

 

Chaga sclerotia extract is the main ingredient in Mushroom Immunity. Incredible power in only a teaspoon serving (most mushroom formulas require 1-2 tablespoon dosages to be effective), this coffee-like tasting water-soluble powder goes great in nut mylk, soup, smoothie or dessert!

 

To your greatest, healthiest and most beautiful from the inside out version of yourself!

-Christian Bates

**Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual, based on health conditions, diet, weight, physical exercise and lifestyle habits. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are for informational and educational use only. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women, should consult with their holistic physician before using these or any nutritional products.

 

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IMMUNITY BLAST SMOOTHIE ELIXIR with 34 Medicinal Mushrooms, Amino Acids and 'NEW' Weird Sweetener

 

Learn how to make the ultimate low-sugar immune-strengthening** shake with Christian Bates. Catch the news about a special coconut milk base that makes for the creamiest low-glycemic tonic smoothie!

 

 

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**Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual, based on health conditions, diet, weight, physical exercise and lifestyle habits. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are for informational and educational use only. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women, should consult with their holistic physician before using these or any nutritional products.

 

IMMUNITY BLAST SMOOTHIE ELIXIR with 34 Medicinal Mushrooms, Amino Acids and 'NEW' Weird Sweetener
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