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Everlasting Youth: The Ultimate Instant Tonic Herbal Beauty Elixir Blend for Health Conscious Women (and Conscious Cool Men)Everlasting Youth for Women (and Conscious Cool Men)

♥ Balance Moods Naturally**
♥ Reveal Radiant Beauty
♥ Inhibit Aging Process**
♥ Enhance Sexual Libido**
♥ Hormonal Harmony**
♥ Ease Monthly Moon Cycle**
♥ Reclaim Feminine Nature
♥ Protect Your DNA
♥ Activate Pineal Gland
♥ Unleash Best Side of Genetics**
♥ Silky Skin + Nail Strength
♥ Hair Lustre + Toned Body

No time in history has humanity desperately needed access to the health and vigor that our ancestor’s once knew, than now! All ingredients in Everlasting Youth are adaptogens which promote vitality and immunity by nourishing the body’s ability to adapt to toxic and stressful environments, something we can all relate to.**
Everlasting Youth is manufactured by Longevity Power exclusively for Edible Goddess. We acquire and blend our elite quality ingredients while setting the organic and green standard in the wellness industry. Everlasting Youth contains no fillers or flowing agents, and is comprised only of the world’s greatest superfoods and herbal extracts specifically formulated for women during any time of her lifespan with the exception of pregnancy + breastfeeding. It makes the best pre-natal supplement ever!**

Everlasting Youth for Women (and Conscious Cool Men)

HOW TO USE: 1. Start with a 1/4 teaspoon, 1-2 times a day (anytime of day is great – there are no stimulating effects), mixed in pure spring water, fresh juice, elixirs, tonics, smoothies of all kinds, healthy desserts and chocolate. Gradually during 1 month increase to 1-3 teaspoons, 1-3 times per day.Everlasting Youth for Women (and Conscious Cool Men)
For children ages 5 and older (start with just a sprinkle and work up to 1/4 teaspoon) and adults of all ages (at the full dose of 1-3 teaspoons).
PLEASE NOTE: Not to be taken during pregnancy or while breast-feeding, though it is ideal if you can consume it as part of preparing your body to conceive the healthiest child ever, and to deeply nourish + restore your body after breast-feeding is complete.

Everlasting Youth for Women (and Conscious Cool Men)

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**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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Sit up straight, Express your body, Get happy! VIDEO

In this video you’re going to learn 1) why your human body is just like a plant, 2) why you are so much more powerful than you think that you are and 3) about the coolest stuff I have experienced in the last 2 months.

For your motivation, I present my newest video: Sit up straight, Express your body, Get Happy!**

 

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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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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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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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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My 100% healthful Vanilla Malt & Chocolate Butterscotch Swirl Gelato Fudgsicles will blast your taste buds with rich creamy flavor without spiking your blood sugar.** This superfoodized delicacy is designed to nourish your immune system and nervous system with its content of long-chain omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin c, tonic herbs, lecithin, and antioxidants.**

Vanilla Malt & Chocolate Butterscotch Swirl Gelato Fudgsicles Recipe (Organic with Sugar-Free, Raw & Vegan Options)

Bit and beginning to melt!

 

Place in a high-speed blender:

 

1 ½ cups organic pumpkin seeds (soaked and dehydrated rocks!)

1 1/4 cup warm tonic herb tea, gynostemma tea or spring water

½ cup organic walnuts (soaked and dehydrated rocks!) (careful of bulk-bin walnuts as they are notoriously oxidized, moldy or rancid)

4 organic pastured egg yolks or for a vegan option use a couple tablespoons non-gmo soy lecithin and a few dashes of spring water and cold pressed olive oil

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon organic ghee (my favorite) or cold-pressed organic 100% olive oil or 1/4 cup raw heavy cream

2 teaspoons Longevity Power Maca Bliss or He Shou Wu or Goji Joy or Mushroom Immunity or Longevity in a Bottle

1 teaspoon organic almond butter

 

Blend on high for 1 minute and strain through 3 nut mylk bags (1 bag inside the other to create a 3-layered bag) into a large bowl. Pour back into the blender and then add:

 

2 tablespoons birch xylitol or wholesome sweeteners of choice

1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder

¼ teaspoon stevia extract powder or ½ teaspoon for full sweetness (KAL brand and NOW brand are great tasting)

 

Blend on high for 15 seconds and then pour most into a pitcher leaving 1 cup in blender, then add to blender:

 

¼ cup organic raw cacao powder

1 tablespoon birch xylitol or wholesome sweeteners of choice

¾ teaspoon freshly squeeze organic lemon juice

1/2 – 1 teaspoon Longevity Power LEVITY or more Maca Bliss

 

Blend lightly. Set up your fudgecicle molds and pour the vanilla malt gelato (in pitcher) and chocolate butterscotch gelato (in blender) into the molds simultaneously to create a swirl of light and dark cream. Freeze for several hours. You may also just pour into a bowl and freeze to make gelato, or use a home ice cream maker if you have one. ENJOY!

 

Like the idea of superfood butterscotch? Then you’ll LOVE my recipe for my favorite elixir, “Liquid Butterscotch Candy,” found in my book Superfood Beauty Elixirs.

 

To the greatest version of yourself!

-Christian Bates

 

P.S.

I share your enthusiasm for a life built for longevity and peak performance. I want to share with you that my company is not a ‘discount product line.’ The quality and potency are there – and since you’re not paying for pills or capsules – all our products are already in a bulk-priced but elite-quality and extreme-potency form.

That said, I have found that increasing the percentage in one’s diet of herbs and superfoods is a winning strategy. Before Longevity Power, ‘feasting’ on tonics (and the accelerated healing and fully energized life that comes with it) was but a dream lived only by emperors past.

You see, the very mature and wise ‘nutrition theme’ of the 2010s is that no matter what diet path you follow, it must be rich in medicinal nutrients – less agriculturally tampered and closer to a virile wild state.

Raw… cooked… veg… primal… – chances are you’ll dabble in all of those labels over the years as I have, but no matter what is floating your boat right now, make sure it is abundant in nature’s medicine and a wide variety of immune-strengthening, hormone-balancing, stress-reversing, DNA-protective (and science-proven!) nutrients.

Enter: Longevity Power tonic herbs and superfoods. It is my life’s mission to ensure that you get to have all the life-transforming tonics your body craves. You shall not be held back from your potential any longer.** Get clear about the variety and quantity of powerhouse substances your body requires to reach your next set of goals.

Unleash  into your life the healing power of herbs and superfoods!

-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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My Raw Superfood Pumpkin Pie recipe was created to do 3 fold:

 

1. Taste absolutely knock-your-toe-socks-off incredible! (Such a BRIGHT pumpkin flavor and classic pastry-like crust…for a raw style recipe.)

2. Contain Superfoods and Tonic Herbs which means that the more of this dessert you eat, the more therapeutic concentrations of minerals, nutrients and stress-reversing adaptogens you get! These grounding, nerve-calming substances go so well with holiday spice flavors and will allow your body to reverberate with holiday season cheer.**

3. Be a lower glycemic dessert! (The raw pumpkin pulp is said to be medium glycemic, but all other ingredients have very low sugar options.

 

Raw Superfood Pumpkin Pie RECIPE

 

Make my pie to top off an autumn dinner with friends, family, your date, or your very own fly self!

NOTE: This recipe makes a 6″ pie. Double to make an 8″ pie or triple to make a big 10″ pie.

 

First, make the crust:

2 cups organic macadamia nuts

2 1/4 tablespoons Peruvian sweet potato powder (This delicious powder is available at many Whole Foods Markets and online) or lucuma powder

1 tablespoon sweetener of choice (glycerin, maple sugar, sun-dried cane juice, honey, birch xylitol, organic erythritol, etc.)

2 teaspoons organic ghee and/or organic raw cacao butter and/or grass-fed butter

2 teaspoons Longevity Power Maca Bliss

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

 

Blend in a food processor for about a minute until it becomes a paste-like consistency. DON’T over blend into a soft butter. Mold the “dough” into a 6″ pie pan (or a small plate will do just find) and make the rim tall and rippled using you fingers. Set aside and then make the pumpkin cream:

Raw Superfood Pumpkin Pie RECIPE

Abundance of pumpkin seeds and Vita-Mixes

3 cups diced organic pumpkin (cut a pumpkin in half, scoop out the inside with a large spoon and slice off the skin with a knife, then chop the inner flesh into cubes and pack into 3 cups)

1/2 cup young coconut meat or 1/3 cup Native Forest Classic Coconut Milk

2 tablespoons sweetener of choice (glycerin, maple sugar, sun-dried cane juice, honey, birch xylitol, organic erythritol, etc.)

2 teaspoons organic macadamia nut butter (you can always make this yourself by putting macadamia nuts in the food processor for several minutes)

1 teaspoon Longevity Power LEVITY or Longevity in a Bottle

1/4 teaspoon KAL stevia extract powder or more sweetener of choice, to taste

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (freshly micro-planed/zest-gratered sticks or powder) Note: Organic True Ceylon cinnamon is considered more flavorful and medicinal than Cassia cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

2 small pinches freshly ground organic nutmeg (It is always best to buy dried whole herbs and grind them yourself using a micro-plane/zester, especially with the delicate nutmeg nuance)

2 small pinches ground vanilla bean

small pinch freshly crushed organic clove bud (Buy dried whole cloves and take the bud (round part) off of the stem (twiggy part), grind it with your fingers and use about half the bud in this recipe)

optional: 1 crushed organic allspice seed

optional: 1 small pinch micro-planed fresh organic ginger or 2 small pinches organic ginger powder

 

Blend on high in a high speed blender using a push-rod to keep the ingredients caught in the blade. Continue blending for at least 3 minutes until warm and creamy. Spatula out the entire pumpkin cream recipe into the pie crust. Since it is warm, you may serve immediately or place in the dehydrator for up to several hours. Garnish with goji berries or sprinkles of cinnamon and ground vanilla bean.

 

 

To your greatest version of yourself!

Christian Bates

Founder, Longevity Power

 

 

 

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.

 

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From the desk of Christian Bates, formulator of Longevity in a Bottle and founder of Longevity Power Inc.:

Herein describes the ingredients of my new leading-edge nutrition product, Longevity in a Bottle, and why I chose a whopping 40 of them.

Longevity in a BottleLongevity in a Bottle Ingredients Explained is designed to de-stress you, give you long-burning energy, nourish your immune system, revitalize your cells and promote longevity like nothing else you have ever experienced.**
To do this, I’m not going to rely on just one great superfood or one great tonic herb, but rather the many greatest superfoods and herbs from the greatest ancient nutritional systems from around the world.

I have lived the last several years of my life consuming these herbs and superfoods in various forms. I chose to take very potent extracts of my favorite (and historically, the favorite of these top medicinal traditions) and combine them into a balanced and synergistic form safe and recommended for daily use so that you can experience the benefits of these super substances your ancestors spent generations perfecting the use of. Longevity in a Bottle is one culmination of humanity’s ability to share our greatest traditions together (That’s a big part of the American dream)!

Longevity in a Bottle Ingredients Explained

I’ll be using the word “Jing” in the definitions of many of these herbs. In Chinese tonic herbalism, jing is one of the “three treasures” of life energies that govern the vitality of your human experience. Jing is the essence of your physical body and needs to be nourished to promote longevity, sexual and hormonal vitality, and kidney health. Think of jing as your youth, and think of it metaphorically as the wax of a candle. Jing is burned daily (faster with stress), you must continue to build it up or it will eventually burn out.

Longevity in a Bottle Ingredients Explained

Eucommia Bark

 

Eucommia Bark Extract – Eucommia ulmoides: Made from a latexy bark. Powerful joint and tissue building jing tonic from Chinese tonic herbalism.**

 

American Ginseng Root Extract – Panax quinquefolium: The cooling type of ginseng from North America which causes serious jing building and massive adaptability response in your body to stress, which is why ginseng is the most famous tonic herb in the west (for all the western people who experience the stress of modern western lifestyles.)

 

Panax Ginseng Root Extract – Panax ginseng: The warming type of ginseng from Asia. See above.

 

Prepared He Shou Wu Root Extract – Polygonum multiflorum: A near-black substance that richly nourishes the kidneys and causes bliss. Epic jing building herb.

 

Prepared Rehmannia Root Extract – Rehmannia glutinosa: Considered “the kidney’s own food” in Chinese medicine, this is the most grounding and restorative herb ever. To nourish the kidneys is like recharging your battery packs.

 

Astragalus Root Extract – Astragalus membranaceous: Studies show that astragalus is the quintessential herb for DNA repair.** Check out my article on it HERE.

Longevity in a Bottle Ingredients Explained

Agaricus blazei

 

Agaricus Blazei Mushroom Fruitbody Extract – Agaricus blazei/subrufescens: One of the richest in polysaccharides (pure immune system food) of all the medicinal mushrooms.

 

Red Asparagus root Extract – Asparagus cochinchinensis: The “flying de-stress herb.” This bliss-inducing jing substance also makes a great aphrodisiac. Check out my article on it HERE.

 

Goji Berry Extract – Lycium barbarum: All the fun of goji berries but in a concentrated form rich in polysaccharides. Boosts human growth hormone and bio-potentiates all other herbs and food consumed with it.**

 

Turkey Tail Mushroom Fruitbody Extract  – Trametes versicolor: A very well studied mushroom. It is incredible in the case of tumors and does wonders for liver health.

 

Cordyceps Mycelium Extract – Ophiocordyceps sinensis: This is an excellent jing tonic and immune system modulator. Wild cordyceps mushrooms are about a $10k a pound, so we grow cordyceps techie style and make a potent extract of the mycelial biomass and fruiting bodies.

Longevity in a Bottle Ingredients Explained

Gynostemma

 

Gynostemma Leaf Extract  – Gynostemma pentaphyllum: This is just like ginseng in effect, but from a leaf. It’s been studied almost as much as green tea, but it has no caffeine and has lots more adaptogenic effects.**

 

Schisandra Berry Extract – Schisandra chinensis: The 5-flavored berry. Because it contains all 5 flavors it has a broad spectrum of effects from its diverse medicinal constituents. It is considered the most well-rounded, most powerful herb in Chinese tonic herbalism.

 

Poria Mushroom Extract – Wolfiporia extensa: This fungus grows on the roots of pine trees. It has all the immune system benefits of a medicinal mushroom and also calms the mind and soothes digestion.

 

Horstetail Extract – Equisetum arvense: High highest source of bioavailable silica in nature. Silica is the beauty and youth mineral. It’s a plant, by the way. Longevity in a Bottle is a vegan product.

 

Red Sage Root Extract – Salia Miltiorrhizae: This herb massively increases circulation in the body.

 

Jujube Fruit Extract – Ziziphus zizyphus: Jujube is nourishing by itself, but has been used for thousands of years in Chinese tonic herbalism to balance and bio-potentiate other ingredients in an herbal formula thus providing for a more well-rounded effect.

 

Eleuthera Root Extract – Eleutherococcus senticosus: Provides a deep calm energy in the body helping the body adapt to stress and physical excursion.**

 

Maitake Mushroom Fruitbody Extract – Grifola frondosa: More immune system food.

Longevity in a Bottle Ingredients Explained

Maitake mushroom

 

Cistanche Extract – Cistanche deserticola: A potent aphrodisiac and jing replenisher.

 

Morinda Root Extract – Morindae officinalis: Pure jing to build up your lifeforce.

 

Shiitake Mushroom Fruitbody Extract –  Lentinula edodes: Another famous source of polysaccharides to make your immune system intelligent.

 

Atractylodes Root Extract – Atractylodes macrocephaly: Very revitalizing, energizing and digestion boosting.**

 

Noni Fruit Extract – Morinda citrifolia: This is the superfruit of the Pacific coastal medicinal traditions. It’s loaded with polysaccharides and sulfur (the beauty and tissue repair mineral).

 

Black Maca Root 10:1 Dual Extract – Lepidium meyenii: The concentrated water-alcohol extract of maca for hormone balancing and core energy.**

 

Wilderness Sourced Chaga Extract – Inonotus obliquus: The “King of Mushrooms” is rich in antioxidants, polysaccarides and a host of other substances including melanin to support beauty and immune system robustness. Russia has done countless studies on chaga, proving it to be one of the most important herbs ever used.

 

Shilajit Extract: A natural mineral pitch which slowly oozes out of rock over eons is high in fulvic and humic acids which promote detoxification. The “rock invincible” (Shilajit is a Sanskrit word) is often considered the #1 herb in Ayurveda.

 

Organic Reishi Mushroom Fruitbody ExtractGanoderma lucidum: The Queen of the mushrooms that builds jing while providing mental calm and focus. Rieshi “works on you” over months of daily consumption to help dispel bad habits. Our organic reishi is sustainabley grown on many different herbs (instead of logs) to increase its nutrient content and is triple extracted to attain a very high polysaccharide content.

 

Organic Reishi Mushroom Cracked-Cell SporesGanoderma lucidum: The spores of reishi are considered many times more immune system modulating than anything ever discovered.

 

Pine Pollen 10:1 Extract – Pinus massoniana: The stuff is magical. Pine pollen gently boost testosterone and help curb excessive estrogens in both men and women.

 

Organic Amla Berry Extract – Phyllanthus emblica: Rich in vitamin C and used in almost every Ayurvedic herbal formula as a well-rounding and bio-potentiating ingredient.

 

Organic Ashwagandha Extract – Withania somnifera: Sometimes called “Indian ginseng,” this supertonic root provides the immune system and long-burning energy support we’re looking for.

 

Organic Holy Basil Extract – Ocimum tenuiflorum: Also known as Tulsi, this is the ultimate vitality tonic in Ayurveda.

Longevity in a Bottle Ingredients Explained

Mucuna

 

Organic Mangosteen Rind and Fruit Extract – Garcinia mangostana: The quintessential anti-inflamitory tropical superfood.

 

Organic Mucuna Extract – Mucuna pruriens: This bean pod contains a huge amount of neurotransmitter precursors, making it the happiness herb of the decade.

 

This concludes a breif introduction to the ingredients of Longevity in a Bottle.

 

-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.
Longevity in a Bottle Ingredients Explained
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