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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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Your ancestors passed down health traditions that allowed them to successfully reproduce and create you. I was born in 1985, so I don’t actually know what your ancestors did hundreds of generations back. But I can use deductive reasoning to unveil the top 7 weird categories of food your ancestors ate (and current traditional indigenous peoples eat) that can dramatically improve your health: These are eating habits done before the agricultural revolution (which allowed us to eat and behave very differently from before) more than 10,000 years ago.

Despite modern toxicity that debilitates our endocrine systems and fertility, adding back in these ancestral traditions may help you and the rest of humanity thrive and continue to breed every generation. Would you agree that continuing the mainstream’s toxic behavior would eventually create serious life expectancy and sterility problems in both genders? Let’s take a blast to the past (and a look at recent and current indigenous diets) and see what we’ve been missing:

7. More Herbs (Less Agri-veggie?)

7 Weird Categories of Food Your Ancestors Ate that Can Dramatically Improve Your Health

Horsetail

The modern ‘healthy’ diet consists of vegetables that took thousands of years to create. There’s nothing wrong with consuming lots of fresh organic veggies, but they don’t have it all. In fact, over the generations, farmers have bred farmed plants to be less medicinal (less bitter), more sweet and bigger than each species’ wild origin. By having lots of veggies, we have forgotten where our alkalinity and roughage used to come from: wild veggies a.k.a wild herbs. We would seek out herbs to tonify our body with nutrients that nourish our nervous system, build strong bones, and feed our immune system. Modern veggies – as great as they are –  don’t do this as well as a plethora of tonic herbs like horsetail, gynostemma and Chinese asparagus root to name a few.

7 Weird Categories of Food Your Ancestors Ate that Can Dramatically Improve Your Health

Hawthorn Berry

6. Small Non-Sweet Fruits

Modern fruits have been bred to be magnitudes more sugary and less medicinal. Have you ever had a hawthorn berry? It’s like eating a tiny apple – but bland and nearly sugar free – yet loaded with medicinal compounds safe for daily use. How about a shisandra berry? This Asian berry now grown in the west is extremely sour, tastes like a raisin mixed with citric acid and allspice, and yet is very energizing and beautifying, great for the liver and actually tastes really good when combined with other sweeter berries.

5. Medicinal Non-Sugary Roots

7 Weird Categories of Food Your Ancestors Ate that Can Dramatically Improve Your Health

Cured rehmannia root slices

Modern carrots and potatoes: NOT what our ancestors ate. These foods have been bred to be astronomically higher in carbohydrates than their wild origins, and lower in medicinal compounds. No offense to carrots but our ancestors ate roots that were so much richer in nutrients and didn’t create a sugar spike – like rehmannia root, He Shou WU, maca root, burdock root and ashwagandha root. The root herbs fortified the immune system, gave long-burning energy to the body, and still had plenty of satisfying flavor.

7 Weird Categories of Food Your Ancestors Ate that Can Dramatically Improve Your Health

Turkey tail mushroom

4. Mushrooms – Gourmet and Medicinal

Edible (gourmet) mushrooms that grow in perfect symbiosis in a forest are one of nature’s wonders – and I’ll take the wild mushroom over a techy grown button mushroom any day. However, the real healing medicine is in the medicinal mushrooms, half of which are too woody to eat, but can be made into a tea. The medicinal mushrooms include the tree conks Reishi, Chaga, and Turkey Tail. Our ancestors used these for energy and immune system health, and often as tinder for fire starting also.

3. Tonic Tea

Many herbs are edible whole, but most are very fibrous and are best extracted with hot water to create a tonic tea. Indigenous tribes are noted to keep a stash of blended herbs to cook in water daily. Make like your ancestral grandparents and fall in love with herbal tea making.

2. Daily Antimicrobial Staple

We know parasites are a big issue in the wild, but even low grade germs (viruses, bad bacteria, fungus) must be dealt with daily to keep our ancestors’ immune systems and vitality running strong. Consuming plants that have antimicrobial properties like garlic, medicinal mushrooms, and basically anything bitter or rich in essential oils is how we create a terrain in our body that is unsuitable for opportunistic organisms. Your distant family tree members excelled in finding herbs that did not harm their guts’ beneficial bacteria, but was antibiotic against foreign invaders.

7 Weird Categories of Food Your Ancestors Ate that Can Dramatically Improve Your Health

Cistanche

1. Let Food be thy Aphrodisiac, Let Aphrodisiacs be thy Food.

Hippocrates said it best: Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. Everyone knows what the 1st part of this quote means: food as medicine means wholesome organic foods help heal. The 2nd part is not always understood: Medicine as food means that herbal medicine should not be something separate from your lifestyle, but rather herbal medicine should be daily integrated as food and with other foods. I regularly eat herbs as kind of a mini meal replacement. I don’t need the calories, I just need the herbal nourishment and my body is ready to energize through the next activities of my day.

Many foods have aphrodisiac qualities – like spirulina, maca, cacao, fresh pressed oils, and goji berries. Most tonic herbs are aphrodisiacs – some more-so than others. No, letting aphrodisiacs (like Cistanche stem, Eucommia bark, Ginseng, Cordyceps mushroom, pine pollen and more) be thy daily food doesn’t always make someone unbearably horny all day (although it can), but it does supercharge the endocrine system, help the body maintain hormonal balance, and maximize fertility in women and sperm count in men.

Sex tonics are beauty tonics are longevity tonics are mood-lifting tonics are immune-system tonics. When we have a lifestyle abundant with aphrodisiac herbs and foods like our ancient ancestors did, we have a strategy for vitality and hormone balance that can reverse the damage done by toxic lifestyles and life long exposure to modern chemicals.

7 Weird Categories of Food Your Ancestors Ate that Can Dramatically Improve Your Health

Ginseng

Conclusion

If you made it this far into my article, then you must share the romantic notion as I do of wanting to escape to the wild and relish in the vitality of living off the land and the rush our soul feels as we connect to the Earth and disconnect from everything else. I don’t know anyone who eats a 100% wild indigenous diet like our ancestors – the learning curve and strictness is just way too high and inappropriate for most at this time. So, given that we have some ties to modern lifestyles, how do we orient ourselves to be in the direction of our ancestor’s wild health without having to spend a lifetime just learning the tools of the trade?

7 Weird Categories of Food Your Ancestors Ate that Can Dramatically Improve Your HealthEnter: Longevity in a Bottle. Shameless plug, but I believe in my product. Longevity in a Bottle is an herbal supplement/food/medicine I spent years creating. It contains 60 of the world’s greatest superfood and herbal extracts balanced just so to create a wild dose of vitality, immunity, resilience to stress, sustained energy with no crash, and peak performance.

Longevity in a Bottle contains concentrates from each of the 7 ancestral food categories mentioned above: Tonic herbs, medicinal fruits and roots, medicinal mushrooms, antimicrobial substances, and aphrodisiacs! I invite you to just add it in so you can up-level your health to the virility of your ancient ancestors. You can’t miss what you never had, so taking the herbs in Longevity in a Bottle will not only sky-rocket your health, it will educate your cells and your body’s intuition to know what’s next on your health journey. I want you to have the tools to live a loooooooooong life and the clarity to make your highest dreams for yourself come true.

My best,

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.

 

7 Weird Categories of Food Your Ancestors Ate that Can Dramatically Improve Your Health
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