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You are a high performer. You require the highest grade of fuel. Whether you reside in the northern hemisphere or southern, whether the sun is blasting hot from high or dimly cool from low, the solstice reminds us that we are deeply connected to and made from our planet and the cosmos. Please take this time to fuel yourself with the very best high performance adaptogens Earth offers in our store using the coupon code ROCKYOURSUMMER.
To your deepest state of health always,
Christian Bates
Founder and formulator, Longevity Power
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Why Tonic Herbs? Why Longevity Power?

When I was 15, I lost 50 excess pounds in 6 months through some simple diet and exercise commitments.* The experience left me with a passion and desire for gaining as many benefits out of my nutrition and fitness habits as possible. I felt so much better that I became determined to turn my body into the healthiest expression of itself from then on.
I sought to find the most healthful and efficient practices available. I tried so many different diets along the way, a huge variety of foods, herbs and supplements, I made mistakes and made great decisions too. I came to the realization that one of the most impactful categories of nutrition most people were simply not consuming: Tonic Herbs (the missing food group!) These extremely nutrient dense tonic herbs and superfood extracts are now proven by science yet known for thousands of years as capable of restoring and upgrading the body’s state of health and performance in so many ways.*
But almost all of the tonic herbs available were difficult to come by, overpriced, weak in potency, or required taking the time to gather, prepare and brew for hours oneself. This made no sense to me as those who were lucky enough to learn about tonic herbs usually couldn’t stick to taking them and so they lost the cumulative benefits of life long functional health that tonic herbs help deliver.
Enter: Longevity Power!
I decided that I would be the one to provide the most potent, comprehensive, pure, cost-effective and simple to use tonic herbs possible. These are the tonics I consumed myself and shared with my loved ones, and I’m blessed to be able to dedicate my life and profession to sharing the way of tonic herbs with you.
Look through my 10 Longevity Power products to find which ones will help restore and upgrade your health and fitness needs.* You may find that one formula is what your body really needs at this time in your life. Or perhaps your body craves a bundle of products so that you can gain all the health and performance benefits of a life lived in the nutritional bounty that is your birthright!*
To your greatest health!
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, 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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12 Healthy Holiday Recipes Made with Tonic Herbs

Guess what, you festive healthy elf! Here’s a poem:

 

‘Twas the nights of sun light returning

When all through the blender

Twirled herbal creamy fun

For body flourishing splendor.

The stockings all hung –

I’ll get to the point – With brevity,

Here are twelve recipes past

For present and future longevity.

 

True story: When you take tonic herbs, you can bust out poems like that every time.** 😉

 

am serious about the most enticing and healthiest holidays recipes possible. Here are my top picks of simple recipes with benefits and cheer I’ve shared over the years. Enjoy!

12. Autumn Tonic Tea

12 Healthy Holiday Recipes Made with Tonic Herbs 

11. Longevity Snap Bars  

12 Healthy Holiday Recipes Made with Tonic Herbs

10. Raw Chocolate-Striped Superfood Santa Cookies

12 Healthy Holiday Recipes Made with Tonic Herbs

9. Beyond healthy egg nog #1 (with coconut milk!)

12 Healthy Holiday Recipes Made with Tonic Herbs

8. Holiday Thyme Raw ‘Bread’ Rolls

 12 Healthy Holiday Recipes Made with Tonic Herbs

7. Beyond healthy egg nog #2 (with colostrum!)

12 Healthy Holiday Recipes Made with Tonic Herbs

6. Shroom Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwich

12 Healthy Holiday Recipes Made with Tonic Herbs

5. The Ice Cream That Gets You High

12 Healthy Holiday Recipes Made with Tonic Herbs

4. Raw Superfood Pumpkin Pie

12 Healthy Holiday Recipes Made with Tonic Herbs

3. Sexy Genius Holiday Spice Frozen Custard

12 Healthy Holiday Recipes Made with Tonic Herbs  

2. Cream of Sage, Rosemary & Thyme Soup

12 Healthy Holiday Recipes Made with Tonic Herbs 

1. Holiday Chaga Tea

12 Healthy Holiday Recipes Made with Tonic Herbs

Plus 1 more: Vanilla Malt & Chocolate Butterscotch Swirl Gelato Fudgsicles

12 Healthy Holiday Recipes Made with Tonic Herbs

Happy holidays!

 –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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Make My Hormones Happy SMOOTHIE
You want to balance your hormones naturally and stabilize your moods so you have less ups and downs.** You’d even like to rev up your libido, crank up the stamina so it’s easy to get through a long day, and enhance athletic performance with greater endurance so you can slim down, tone up, and look your best!** You want harmony in your body and not have to take a bunch of pills or spend a ton of time in the kitchen prepping meals to make that happen.

Sound like you? You’re going to adore this smoothie that also happens to pack a high anti-oxidant punch. If you want to know a few key foods that help you bring balance to your hormones (and energy) naturally, this is for you. It’s going to make you feel really good if you resonate with fresh organic fruits + nutrient-rich superfoods, and it will only take a few minutes to make!

MAKE MY HORMONES HAPPY SMOOTHIE

* Use all organic ingredients

1 cup fresh living spring water
2 large frozen bananas
1 cup frozen blackberries
1+ tablespoon raw chocolate powder
1 teaspoon Maca Bliss (black maca root extract*)
1 teaspoon Immortality Alchemy’s Bee Mana (organic raw royal jelly)
1 teaspoon lucuma powder
1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
3 medjool dates, pitted

Make My Hormones Happy SMOOTHIE
Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until it’s suuuuuuper smooth. Pour into a glass where you’ll be able to see the smoothie’s beauty and sprinkle this fuchsia colored delight with fresh local bee pollen for a burst of B VITAMINS + some heirloom organic raw vegan chocolate chips for a natural magnesium boost!

If you don’t want to use dates, I’d suggest using organic raw coconut water as the liquid base to make up for the sweetness the dates provide.

For your own sake, please do not use tap water in this or any recipe. It’s not a clean pure source of water and will not give you the next level health benefits you deeply desire!

* This smoothie will *not* taste nearly as yummy if you replace the most delicious Maca Bliss with some store-bought gritty raw maca powder. That stuff is unpalatable and will not deliver the profound results that this adrenal and kidney-restoring black maca root extract will. You want the creamy, slightly sweet, caramel-like maca that is also delicious straight by the spoonful! When you have an option of mediocre or the stellar, always go with the best! And that my friends is our MACA BLISS.

We’re bringing some harmony to your hormones, adrenals, nervous and immune systems with this one.** The Maca Bliss and organic raw royal jelly are THE master endocrine supporters in this recipe. They are the superstars that make all the difference in how you feel, and are best used on a regular basis so your results just keep getting better & better. I find that 1 teaspoon per day of each suits me well (petite female), though big strong men may want to double up on the dosage. The maca and royal jelly were specifically chosen because they are high in photo-androgens (what we need more of) as opposed to soy-based estrogen foods (what we don’t need more of) which really throw your hormones off balance.**

Make My Hormones Happy SMOOTHIE

Like this recipe? This is the kind of delish cuisine I’ll be serving at my upcoming Costa Rica retreat on April 20-26, 2014! If you want to take a healthy vacation in 1 of the most glorious and stunning places in the world with an abundance of island-grown organic produce, and enjoy group activities with other like-minded new friends (Pilates + yoga classes, romps on the beach, superfood demos) – you’ll want to REGISTER ASAP! I can guarantee it will be a magical experience for us all. Live gatherings like health & fitness retreats is where the greatest life-enhancing changes become possible in the shortest amount of time.

Thanks for reading guys! Highest vibes to you,

Bethanne, Founder of Edible Goddess

 

**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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Transform Your Salad into SPIRULINA SALAD MONSTER! (VIDEO)

 

Watch, learn, go green monster:

 

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Transform Your Salad into SPIRULINA SALAD MONSTER! (VIDEO)

 

 

Check out Longevity Spirulina, the highest quality and best tasting spirulina in the world!
 

Keep it up!

-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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Learn how to make the mouth-watering and most nutrient-dense ‘Eliminate Stress Tonic’  with Dan ‘The Life Regenerator’ McDonald and Christian Bates. Highly educational and motivating:

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Eliminate Stress Tonic Recipe

Blend in a blender:

3 cups spring water

1 cup spring water ice cubes

1 teaspoon Maca Bliss

1 teaspoon He Shou Wu Extract Powder

1 teaspoon Goji Joy

1/2 teaspoon LEVITY Red Asparagus Root Extract

a few pinches sea salt

Then add and blend briefly:

1/4 teaspoon KAL Stevia Extract Powder (more or less, to taste)

Serve in glass. Have fun and live long!

 

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 was my 2012 update for my health journey. Since then, I have changed a few foundational health habits. Learn about them in my newer health story HERE.

 

 

Hi, I’m Christian Bates, founder of Longevity Power. I’m sharing my 12-year health transformation in hopes that it will give you critical insights about your health journey and inspire you to take decisive action towards your own transformative goals. If it’s possible for me, it’s possible for you.

Age 15 weighing in at 200 pounds, I was one of the shortest and chubbiest kids in my class. At age 16, I was one of the fittest. In 2001 I lost 50 pounds in 6 months biking every weekend and eating fewer of my favorite San Francisco sourdough baguettes!

“…a few small things done well can have fast and big results…”

To put it in a way that makes sense to the hyper-socially-minded teenager, I went from the kid ridiculed for bouncing man boobs on the school bus to the girlfriend-able guy with a driver’s license. I proved to myself that just a few small things done well can have fast and big results on my health.


At age 18, I discovered the idea of eating organic raw foods. I sat down with a friend named Anthony (who was on a 100 day daily Bikram Yoga fruit-only fast) in Whole Foods and he answered all my questions brilliantly, first being ‘Where do you get your protein?” The concept was really appealing to me so I dove in 99.999% raw vegan within a week. With the help of my parents I got a Vita-Mix (still use the same one today!), a dehydrator and a juicer. I made lots of rich and delicious gourmet meals so I never had any cravings for anything else…well…except chocolate (This was about 2 years before raw cacao hit the US market.)

I felt amazing! The 0.001% left of my diet was tiny bites of organic vegan chocolate and toasted carob recipes. This ‘caring about percentages‘ was about to take me to a place of feeling less than 100% amazing.

“…In a weekend, I was quickly brainwashed into believing that herbs and sea salt are poison…”

Christian's Before & After Pictures + Story

2006: Getting really into superfood smoothies

In 2004 I went to RawStock, a Natural Hygiene summer festival in Sebastopol, CA. In a weekend, I was quickly brainwashed into believing that herbs and sea salt are poison, consumption of fats causes candida, and that only sweet fruits and mild vegetables are suitable for all human beings. It made sense since it seemed scientifically validated at the time (nope, dogma) so I tried their 80-10-10 diet : an organic raw diet in which 80% of calories are from sweet fruit carbohydrates leaving 10% each of fat and protein calories from fruits and vegetables.

We’re talking ultra low-fat. Maybe a daily 1/4th of an avocado, a Brazil nut or durian (a sweet and fatty tropical fruit) could be one’s fat source, but anything more than that will quickly throw off the 80-10-10 ratios because fat has about twice as many calories as carbs. I did it full on – highly disciplined – for over 2 months but physically could not get enough carbohydrates and calories to keep my energy up and my weight on. It was extremely frustrating. An 80-10-10 fan would say that I was ‘under-carbed,’ and they would be correct. You have to eat pounds and pounds of fruit throughout the day to get enough carbs/calories.

“…I would gag while my blood sugar got so ridiculously high trying to consume a meal of fruit…”

Christian's Before & After Pictures + Story

2012: Spring water and yoga pay off.

My blood sugar was so hyper/hypo-gycemic that my energy was shot most of any day. My body simply (wisely) could not allow me to eat enough sugar in the form of fruit. I would gag while my blood sugar got so ridiculously high trying to consume a meal of fruit. I, like a majority of all people, am a fast oxidizer: I burn sugars and starches fast, so fast my blood sugar levels spike when eating a high-sugar meal.

You’ll notice my ‘late 2004’ skinny photo. I actually got skinnier than that and dropped to 135 pounds (pretty skelator for a 5’10” 19 year old). After a meditation retreat with my college (The Evergreen State College, WA) in which my energy bottomed out and my intuition stepped up, I drove back to my apartment and ate a big fat-dominant salad. I felt so good, so grounded and so deeply energized that I knew it was the right decision.

I dropped the 80-10-10 philosophy, although I still have many friends who eat 80-10-10 and respect them because their heart is in the right place…even if they are too skinny or malnourished. 🙂 I quickly got my weight back up and soon realized that only slow oxidizers (burn sugar slowly) can feel good on an 80-10-10 diet…until they get sick and need to turn to herbs, sea salt, and fats as medicine. I hope it’s clear that I respectfully speak my truth but avoid living in judgement whenever possible.

“…my mission…is to effectively feed people the best foods and herbs ever to create a big difference in their health…”

Christian's Before & After Pictures + Story

2012: With supportive superfriends, drinking Mt. Shasta spring water just 5 feet from where it gushes out of the Earth.

Since then I have focused on a strategic-to-me organic mostly-raw diet rich in nutrient-dense superfoods, and am living my mission which is to effectively feed people the best foods and herbs ever to create a big difference in their health. I’m growing paradise.

I’ve found that although each individual of humanity has so much more in common with another than not, everyone is metabolically different and each person’s needs change from moment to moment. So I must be open to all kinds of health strategies and stick with the ones that work best for me.

“…I’m not perfect and I’ll be shifting things around gradually over time as my intuition dictates…”

Each person changes over time. So 10 years from now I’m sure I’ll be eating differently and implementing different combinations of health practices, as will every health teacher whom you might be following now. The teachers who openly show how their natural diet is changing tend to be the healthiest.

That said, I’ll share with you what works for me knowing that I’m not perfect and I’ll be shifting things around gradually over time as my intuition dictates:

 

Christian's Before & After Pictures + Story

2010: I make hamburgers…raw vegetarian superfoodized hamburgers.

I get chiropractic twice a week (I’m starting with this because food isn’t everything ya know).

I do hot yoga (Bikram Yoga and Power Yoga) almost daily. I have an old knee injury that’s better than ever but not quite ready for me to run on. I’ll be running in Vibram Fivefingers for an hour at a time – that’s a written goal.

I consume my own products in copious amounts: Longevity in a Bottle (60 herb-superfood blend for peak vitality), Maca Bliss (black maca extract), Goji Joy (goji berry extract), Longevity Spirulina (high-vibe, best-tasting spirulina), and Yoga Manna (8 algae blend).

I eat gluten-free and as low-glycemic as possible using just stevia and lucuma as my main sweeteners.

I don’t drink alcoholic drinks but do consume lots of herbal tinctures.

drink hand harvested spring water in glass – never treated, never filtered.

Christian's Before & After Pictures + Story

2008: Blatant advertising of my product WildBar just for fun with my friend Joe Zapf in Havasupai Falls, AZ.

If any food can be found wild or heirloom grown, I choose that instead of a standard cultivar. I never consume GMO’s with 1 exception: If there is an herb that I feel I need but is only available as an extract using a non-organic distilled alcohol fermented from a GMO crop, I will consume it until an organic or non-gmo alcohol extract becomes available.

I consume at least 1 serving of properly fermented food (like sauerkraut) a day – I’m addicted to smoked jalapeno-cabbage-carrot sauerkraut.

I’m really into tonic herbalism. This means I consume certain herbs and superfoods that are safe for daily use and have a cumulative effect on my health when used daily over months and years.

I love cacao but it doesn’t feel good to eat it everyday but it feels great to eat it some days. I always mix tonic herbs and superfoods with cacao to mellow the stimulation of cacao and to bio-potentiate the herbs with cacao’s ability to inhibit neurotransmitter metabolic breakdown.

Christian's Before & After Pictures + Story

2011: Teaching people about medicinal mushrooms on a wild food walk on Mt. Tamalpais, CA.

I’ve eaten seemingly weird things: almost every medicinal mushroom, raw egg yolks, ants and ant extracts, deer antler and placenta, and royal jelly (potent queen bee food from the hive). Although I don’t feel good after eating cooked meat, the highest I’ve ever been (feel good health high) was after eating raw chicken kidneys and raw lamb fat. All the vegetarians would be happy to know that on most days I eat an almost all vegan diet (and I really like royal jelly and fish oils) but maybe that’s just because I’m a really good raw vegan chef. Most cooked plant foods are high in sugars which don’t feel good to me, so I can’t even eat quinoa at this time. I would eat cooked food if I could find a cooked food that felt good to me. I’m not dogmatically raw anymore – I’m just mostly raw by default.

I make a superfood smoothie everyday. I make superfood beauty elixirs once, twice, or thrice a day.

I can’t do dairy except small amounts of bovine colostrum and ghee, but I do strongly support raw organic dairy freedom!

I used to consume 1-3 quarts of green juice (celery based with lots of dark greens, sweetened with lemon) daily but stopped. As of 2007 anything more than 2 sips of green juice sends me into alkalosis (weird cold spacey feeling) so I simply do herbal elixirs instead to get that high-water-content therapeutic dose of vitality.

Christian's Before & After Pictures + Story

2012: I make vortraps out of copper and glass, which concentrate the monoatomic elements out of water to create the best water ever.

I used to fast or juice feast often but haven’t enough in the past 4 years because I’m such an exercise buff. I plan on fasting more to attain new levels of health.

My health is great but if I work too hard with stress and get sleep deprived then there is a latent viral/fungal load that may present itself on my skin. I’m surprised that given all the antimicrobial herbs I do and all the sugar I DON’T do that I haven’t kicked the critters all the way out. Getting this latent infection (which everyone has by the way) completely out of my body is the final frontier of my health. I am excited to make breakthroughs with this and share about it in the coming months and years.

 

Thank your for reading my personal journey. All comments and questions are appreciated. Feel free to share this with someone who needs the inspiration.

 

-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.

 

Christian's Before & After Pictures + Story
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