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Reishi: The Mushroom of Equanimity
The number one quality I desire to see in all people I meet is that they can be clear and strong minded: consistent equanimity.
This is the gold: To have equanimity of thought and to continue to express supportive and logical beliefs about life and about oneself even amidst stress. When I see someone lose their composure of emotional intelligence, I can’t help but feel a little bad for them and wish deeply that I could help them ‘hack‘ their mind and get right back to (and then improve upon) their mental clarity so they can be the brilliant person they were born to be!

Reishi: The Mushroom of Equanimity

If you’re reading this, that means that you are already open to the idea that what you put in your body makes a huge impact on how your brain works and how you handle stress. So I’m sure that you are taking some action on your path of gearing your nutrition and lifestyle to improve your body and mind.
You rock for thinking critically, reflecting on your life and making healthier choices so you can feel great, think more clearly and kick butt at your passions!*
But, how is that going for you so far? Be honest. Where do you still fumble? Would you like to improve your resilience to stress so the best parts of your character can shine all day?
For the first ten years of improving my diet, I did have some significant health gains, but I would still get stressed so easily at least once a day. I would internalize anger and feel frustrated at even the mildest of stresses. I thought I was just being a perfectionist, but now I believe it was mostly a nutrition and health problem. I had tapped out my adrenals and nervous system with all the low fat cleansing protocols I had done back then and I consumed very little wild, nutrient dense nutrition, especially herbal nutrition, in my health strategy. I was eating to maintain health (good) but I wasn’t yet eating to restore health (better!)

Reishi: The Mushroom of Equanimity

Over the years I realized that if I wanted to have truly impeccable responses to stress (to feel good all of the time and to have clarity of mind for consistent, supportive, rational beliefs about myself amid all that life throws at me) I needed to up my nutrition game and go way beyond fruits and vegetables.
Enter: Reishi mushroom, the top ingredient in the category of nutrition, tonic herbs, I was missing up until then.
Reishi was one of the first truly therapeutic supplements/tonic herbs/superfoods I got on.
Often called the ‘mushroom of immortality’ and used throughout Asia and other parts of the world as a tonic and remedy for thousands of years, reishi now has decades of scientific research demonstrating how it can modulate and strengthen the immune system, can have anti-tumor effects, may protect and repair the liver, helps defend against allergies and blood sugar issues, may help improve sleep, and – my favorite – can help the mind focus, feel calm, unstressed and energized without the need for drugs and without any crash or side effects, and more benefits than I can list here.*

Reishi: The Mushroom of Equanimity

Reishi gives immediate benefits within 20 minutes of taking it but there are also cumulative long term benefits from taking it daily over months and years. These benefits are associated with reishi’s unique array of human active constituents like polysaccharides, glycoproteins, triterpenes, germanium and more.
Reishi is extremely nutritious when it comes to essential trace nutrients. Well, some reishi is. Most reishi out there is reishi mycelium grown on rice. Mycelium is the cheapest form of reishi and is what most reishi products are made from. When I first started taking reishi I quickly realized that this form of reishi only gave me some of the noticeable benefits when I would take extra large expensive multi-tablespoons dosages of it throughout the day. Fortunately I discovered better extracts of different parts of the reishi mushroom like the fruiting body that corresponded to the traditional use of reishi and the extracts used in most of the studies on reishi. These were much more potent and only required a small daily serving to work wonders on my state of health and ability to focus.*
I became a reishi connoisseur. Two years before starting Longevity Power I was fortunate enough to successfully source what I consider to be the best reishi on the planet. It’s even better than wild reishi! Normally I think that the wild version of anything is the best but I do make a critical exception here for good reason: This reishi, which we call Epic Reishi, is grown not on trees, logs, grain or sawdust, but on a super-compost made of up to 40 different herbs and grasses – a certified organic sustainable substrate that allows the mushrooms to grow more polysaccharides, more germanium, and novel compounds. We only use our fruiting body triple hot water extract and the extremely potent cracked-cell-wall spores (50% of the formula is spores!) This exceeds the power of a homemade wild reishi tea and is magnitudes more potent and cost effective than the other reishi and medicinal mushroom products on the shelf!*
I’ll say it again: The number one quality I desire to see in all people I meet is that they are clear and strong minded (equanimity!) From this, all other great qualities of a person can arise.
Please order yourself a jar or two of Epic Reishi so that you will have a nutritional tool you can rely on to take your physical and mental health to your next level! I know you’ll just love it!
Epic Reishi is discounted now through March 31, 2017, so be sure to try it or stock up!

Reishi: The Mushroom of Equanimity

To your greatest health!
Christian Bates
P.S. With Epic Reishi, you can make elixirs like the Epic Reishi Espresso!

Reishi: The Mushroom of Equanimity

*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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Super Herb Cola-Flavored Elixir for the Masterful and Determined
For those interested in self-mastery and mastery of a skill, take reishi mushroom. It is the most renowned tonic herb for mental clarity and calm, while providing a deep reservoir of energy and physical endurance.* But do not take just any weak commodity reishi, take the fruiting body extract and spores of organic reishi grown on sustainable compost made from up to 40 herbs and grasses, we call Epic Reishi.
For those interested in passionate determination to accomplish feats of focus and strength, take maca root. It is a powerful adaptogen of sustained nourishment and improved cognition.* But do not take just any weak commodity maca root… take dual extract of organic black maca, we call Maca Bliss.
Together, these two super herbs provide the yin and the yang of high performance,* and when blended together just so, have a naturally delightful malty cola-like flavor explored in the following sugar-free, gluten-free, caffeine-free, vegan, paleo-friendly elixir recipe you can make easily at home or for work, preworkout or for on the go.

Super Herb Cola-Flavored Elixir for the Masterful and Determined

Blend on high in any blender for 10 seconds:
3/4 cup spring water
1/3 cup ice cubes
1 teaspoon Longevity Power Maca Bliss
1/2 teaspoon Longevity Power Epic Reishi
1/8 teaspoon, to taste, stevia extract powder (I love NOW Better Stevia)
1/16 teaspoon sea salt
OPTIONAL: 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla liquid extract or 1/4 teaspoon organic almond liquid flavor extract
Pour into a glass (or mason jar) and imbibe in this hugely important habit on your road to self-mastery and accomplishing your most important goals!
I love ice cold drinks, but if you love hot drinks just replace the spring water and ice cubes with very warm water. Hot water does not damage our herbs as most of them are hot water extracts. Enjoy!
To your greatest health!
-Christian
*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. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions should consult with their holistic physician before using this or any nutritional product.
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Bad for your brain and nervous system: Eating an industrial diet rich in oxidized vegetable oils, sugar and chemicals and low in minerals and essential nutrients.
Good for your brain and nervous system: Eating an organic/wild/sustainable/traditional/local diet rich in healthy fats, specific healthful carbs, minerals and essential nutrients.
Really great and restorative for your brain and nervous system: Eating the best version you can of the diet above as well as specific therapeutic fats and herbs/nutraceuticals/supplements that protect against stress and accelerate the healing of your nerves and brain.**
Today, it’s not enough to just “eat healthy” because most of us grew up eating damaging foods, being exposed to environmental toxins (many of which are fat soluble and effect the nerves, brain and endocrine system), and experiencing various levels of stress and trauma. Our brain was perhaps built with less than what it needed, and so now it requires therapeutic nutrition to get back its elemental integrity and to be able to give you the gift of a calm and healthy mind so that you may take consistent action on your biggest dreams and passions.
Our top two picks of herbs that support the brain for mental calm and clarity** are reishi mushroom and red asparagus root.
These two tonics have been traditionally used for thousands of years in Asia. However, high quality potent versions of them remain rare today.
Red100% Organic Mental Clarity asparagus root has finally become in-the-know by those that study tonic herbalism. But it’s almost impossible to find. I have spent years trying to find an extract that was consistent in quality and very potent and now I can say that we have it! It’s 100% certified organic and delicious red asparagus root extract. It’s called Levity.
Reishi mushroom is easy to find but most of it is “commodity reishi” which is grown on nutrient-poor substrates of grain or sawdust which create nutrient-poor reishi. I also spent years trying premium reishi extracts seeking the very best one possible. I can confidently say that I now have the very best. It is arguably better than wild reishi that one could harvest and brew his or her self. Here’s why: It’s not grown on grain or sawdust. 100% Organic Mental ClarityIt’s not even grown on logs (which can yield good reishi but I often question the forestry conservation ethics done by such logging). It’s grown on organic and wild herbs and grasses (up to 40+ species used) that are composted, cooked and then inoculated with reishi. This sustainable substrate is so nutrient dense it makes the reishi higher in polysaccharides, richer in germanium and have novel compounds too. The final product is a 100% organic deep dark coffee-like-flavored extract powder we call Epic Reishi.
Stacking Levity and Epic Reishi together (you can mix in just about anything such as a tasty elixir or a bullet proof coffee or a smoothie) helps one feel very calm yet clear and energized while building resilience to stress and nourishing the rest of the body all day long.**
Our products are bottled in amber jars and are available at bulk-rate pricing in our shop. To get the best price-per-potent-serving, consider ordering 3+ jars at once with our discount bundles.
 Mental clarity…100% Organic Mental Clarity
To your greatest health in every way!
Christian Bates
**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. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions should consult with their holistic physician before using this or any nutritional product.

 

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Vanilla Mushroom Immunity & Clarity Elixir Recipe

I am really into this easy to whip up drink right now. I mean really into it. It’s so delicious, body nourishing and brain boosting – mmmmm I just keep wanting more! I feel so alive and so connected when I drink it. I often make extra, throw it in a mason jar, and use the elixir to hydrate with throughout the day.

It’s sugar free, nearly zero carb, ketogenic friendly, gluten free, dairy free and excellent for those with candida (the medicinal mushrooms are naturally anti-fungal – they don’t feed candida and they can help your immune system annihilate candida overgrowth!)**

The ingredients are just so perfect this time of year too – autumn. The medicinal mushrooms – some of which are seasonal in the wild soon – are powerful adaptogens that strengthen the immune system – perfect to help prevent colds in the cold season. The mushrooms’ coffee-like flavor and the organic vanilla are such cheerful fall tastes and aromas. Many of these fungal allies are powerful nerve tonics for mental clarity, concentration and building resilience to stress. There are a whopping 35 medicinal mushroom extracts and concentrates in our formula – mushrooms like reishi, chaga and cordyceps!

I often rely on Mushroom Immunity for endurance at the gym. Because it is a very well rounded adaptogen, it makes me want to go harder for much much longer. And the fact that I can have it in such a delicious form makes me only the more excited to be proactive with my health.

Medicinal mushrooms are often considered the universal herbal tonic: They are excellent for both those who feel healthy and want to perform and feel better, and for those with issues in their tissues or other conditions where other tonic herbs might be contraindicated. Medicinal mushrooms are excellent for those who caught a cold, are pregnant or breastfeeding, and for children too.** Medicinal mushrooms – starting with very small dosages and gradually building up – are known as one of the best ways those with a compromised immune system can naturally build it up.**

Vanilla Mushroom Immunity & Clarity Elixir

Blend on high in any blender for 10 seconds:

3/4 cup spring water

1/3 cup ice cubes

1 teaspoon Longevity Power Mushroom Immunity

1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon, to taste, stevia extract powder (I love NOW Better Stevia)

1/16 teaspoon sea salt

Optional: 1/8-1/4 teaspoon, to taste, Longevity Power Epic Reishi for a ‘dark roast’ flavored kick and an extra strong mental clarity boost.

Pour into a glass and imbibe in the good-for-you-ness!

I love ice cold drinks, but if you love hot drinks just replace the spring water and ice cubes with very warm water. Hot water does not damage the medicinal mushrooms as most of them are hot water extracts. Enjoy!

 

To your greatest health!

-Christian

 

**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. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions should consult with their holistic physician before using this or any nutritional product.

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I’d like to introduce you to 4 awesome concepts that may just help you get to your next level of health faster, easier, smarter and with greater results!** Enjoy the video!

Does that shiny (well, normally shiny but it was covered in nutritious brown spores!) red conk I was holding up in the video turn you on? If so I’m sure you’ll feel really epic on Longevity Power’s Epic Reishi!**

To your greatest health!
~Christian

Biohacking, Nootropics, Transhumanism & ReWilding

 

**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 knock-your-socks-completely-off recipe was created by our genius friend, Special Diet Private Chef and Certified Nutritionist Ariane Resnick. If you love our kind of nutrient-dense, allergen-free style recipes, you’ll really love her work at ArianeCooks.com.
Getting High… via Vegan Paleo Mocha Chip Ice Cream
Some people are content to see the world exactly as they view it through their eyes and call it a day, every day.  Other people yearn for more: brighter colors, deeper feelings, cosmic connection.  I’ve always been the latter, and even as a small child I did things to get “high,” like push on my eyeballs with my fingers because it made me see flashes of pretty colors.  I have multiple memories of my mother scolding at me to stop that,  it can hurt your eyes.  It became a late-at-night (read: after 8 pm bedtime) pleasure, pretty much until I was old enough to smoke pot and moved on to that instead.  My college years were spent seeing A LOT OF PRETTY COLORS on a regular basis, and in the many years since my UC Santa Cruz haze, aka since “growing up” (while remaining a rainbow haired tattooed girl in DIY torn up tank tops), I’ve transitioned to finding euphoria in everything from farmers markets to herbal tonics.
Just because tonic herbs are legal, doesn’t mean they can’t get you crazy blissed out.  Beyond that, of course, are their myriad health benefits, which include everything from reversing gray hair (thank you, he shou wu!!) to helping your body better adapt to stress.  The only real issue I ever had with herbal tonics is the fact that though they are best absorbed eaten as a food rather than taken as a pill, they tend to taste pretty nasty.  Enter Longevity Power, purveyors of outrageously effective– and delightfully palatable– premium quality herbs.
When I first tried LP’s “Levity,” which is an extract of red asparagus root (not related to normal asparagus, the veggie), I seriously felt like I was back in Santa Cruz partying like the type of rock star I am way too old to make my body be these days.  It tastes like caramel, and it feels like ecstasy.  And it totally helps your body adapt to stress, to boot.  Add to that their Epic Reishi, which has an espresso flavor and provides support for your immune system, liver, and nervous system, and what do you get?  Well, if you’re a culinary creative, you get ICE CREAM.  Killer joyful mocha ice cream that is crazy good for you, being made predominantly of avocado and sweet potato, and is both vegan AND paleo, in addition to low glycemic.  It is also super easy to make, the most difficult aspect of it being the do-ahead roasted sweet potato, and no one will know it isn’t full of dairy, soy, or anything processed at all.  Because ice cream, like everything else, deserves to make you feel really, really good inside.
Getting High… via Vegan Paleo Mocha Chip Ice Cream

Magic Mocha Chip Ice Cream

1 small roasted sweet potato (any color)
1 avocado
1 1/2 cups coconut milk or other thick milk
1/4 cup raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
2 tbls coconut nectar or honey
3 tbls Longevity Power Levity
1 1/2 tsp Longevity Power Epic Reishi
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp chocolate extract
3/4 tsp salt
stevia to taste: I like Sweet Drops toffee and use 2 droppers full
Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender until smooth. If you don’t have a high powered blender like a Vitamix, add additional milk as needed. This is awesome eaten straight from the blender as a pudding, especially if you add a couple tbls of coconut oil before blending. But if you want to persevere and take it a step further to the land of frozen summer happiness, just chill the mixture until cold (about 1/2 an hour in the fridge, presuming your roasted sweet potato was cooled off) and then process in an ice cream maker.
Add 1/2 cup cacao nibs or chocolate chips, or some of each, at the very end, and freeze until firm.
Serve with a sprinkle of extra reishi on top and subsequently confound your friends and loved ones when you give them some then let them in on the fact that the tastiest mocha ice cream they’ve ever had has not a drop of dairy, soy, or coffee in it. Whole foods and superfoods take the cake– hell, they take the whole dessert– every time.

 

Chef Ariane
 
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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Is it time to change up your smoothie routine? Watch Christian Bates combine just the right special ingredients to create the ultimate energizing, immune strengthening, cell-repairing shake!** You’ve never made a shake with a base like this before…

 

 

This versatile shake makes the perfect breakfast, pre-workout meal, recovery elixir and mouth-watering guiltless dessert!

Boundless Energy UnCoffee Shake

 

**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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High carb? Low carb? Which carbs? This 1 category of carbohydrates is hardly present in a modern agricultural diet. Yet it continues to scientifically demonstrate profound immune strengthening effects and correlates with the ability to defend against cancer, radiation, infection and many diseases.**

Watch my video to learn about the time-tested carbohydrate group Po____________es:

 

To your greatest health imaginable!

-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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This next morning, skip the coffee, make a tall reishi espresso and feel crystal clear and deeply energized!**

Epic Reishi Espresso

Epic Reishi Espresso

Blend for 10 seconds:Epic Reishi Espresso

1 cup hot/very warm spring water

1 teaspoon Longeity Power Epic Reishi

1 pinch sea salt

FUN OPTIONALS:

1 pinch of more NOW Better Stevia extract powder, or more to taste, or wholesome sweetener to taste

1-4 drops organic vanilla liquid extract

1 teaspoon Longevity Power Maca Bliss for an extra kick in the energy and endurance pants!

2 teaspoons organic raw cacao powder

whole lotta warm coconut milk for a latte elixir

Serve in a mug (or take with you in a mason jar!) Give your favorite people some sips!

With this easy to make at home mouth watering elixir (which contains the most scientifically researched mushroom on the planet, Reishi Mushroom!) you can:

-Enhance mood and boost mental clarity**

-Create a powerful sense of inner calm and extinguish normal levels of stress**

-Maintain endurance and high energy levels with no stimulants**

-Support liver and heart health**

-Massively upgrade and make more intelligent the immune system**

-Boost your body with alkaline, sugar-free, highly mineralized wild-like nutrition

-Hydrate with exquisitely satisfying deliciousness

Learn what makes Longevity Power Epic Reishi so darn epic HERE!

 


To your greatest health!

-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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With this easy to make at home mouth watering elixir (which contains one of the most scientifically researched herbs on the planet!) you can:

-Enhance mood and boost mental clarity**

-Create a powerful sense of inner calm and extinguish normal levels of stress**

-Maintain endurance and high energy levels with no stimulants**

-Support liver and heart health**

-Massively upgrade and make more intelligent the immune system**

-Boost your body with alkaline, sugar-free, highly mineralized wild-like nutrition

-Hydrate with exquisitely satisfying deliciousness (It tastes like a cross between an iced coffeecino, a cold chocolate drink, root beer, cola and cream soda – seriously all my favorite childhood beverages!)

Epic Reishi Java Soda Elixir Recipe

 

Epic Reishi Java Soda Elixir

Blend in a high speed blender for 10 seconds:

2 cups spring water

1/2 cup spring water ice cubes

1/2 – 1 1/2 teaspoons Longevity Power Epic Reishi (Reishi is the most well researched medicinal mushroom of all time!)

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

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

1/8 teaspoon organic vanilla liquid extract

Serve in glass (or a mason jar!) Dose your friends and family!

Best health to you!

-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.
Epic Reishi Java Soda Elixir Recipe
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