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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!
**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.
If you’ve ever hung out at a spring, this one’s for you (FUNNY!)….
You’ll notice all our tonic herb elixir recipes encourage spring water usage as the base ingredient.
If you live in or visit Northern California, join out our Bay Area Spring Water, Wild Food & Vitality Meetup Group!
To your greatest health!
Christian Bates makes the most powerful tonic herbal elixir for maximum stamina, endurance and power!**
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Comment question: What are your favorite herbs this week?
To your greatest health,
It’s that time of year when spicy holiday tea can become a daily savored health strategy!
The classic mulling spices that induce nostalgia for holidays past are: cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and citrus zest. These herbs are very similar to a chai spice blend which tends to also have cardamon and black pepper. Other mulling spices include star anise and a variety of fruits (apples, raisins) or fruit ferments (cider, wine, etc.)
This recipe is a spicy tea up-leveled with tonics herbs for supreme nutritive abundance so your body can remain warm, glowing, blissful and immunologically-strong throughout the fall and winter.**
Bring to a simmer for at least 10 minutes:
2 cups spring water or 1 quart spring water for a lighter tea
1 tablespoon cut and sifted organic cinnamon – True Ceylon Cinnamon is more tonic than Cassia cinnamon, but if you only have cassia just use it 🙂
1/2 teaspoon organic ginger powder or grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon freshly micro-planed organic citrus zest (orange, lemon, tangerine, etc.)
or several slices of organic citrus fruit
or 1 drop organic essential oil of orange
or 1 teaspoon organic dried orange rind bits
or 1 teaspoon aged tangerine peel
2-5 organic whole dried cloves, pinched to break apart
2-5 organic dried allspice berries, pinched to break apart
1-3 pinches worth freshly micro-planed organic whole nutmeg
1-2 pinches sea salt
2-4 teaspoons tonic herb extracts, to taste
Longevity Power Maca Bliss for serious warmth, vigor and creamy-malty taste
Longevity Power Mushroom Immunity for a coffee-chai-like flavor and robust immune system strength
Longevity Power Prepared He Shou Wu Extract for bliss, beauty and a nutty- chocolate-like flavor
Longevity Power Longevity in a Bottle to capture the healing vigor of the forest
Longevity Power LEVITY to lift above the stress of the mundane and get grounded and for a caramel-butterscotch-like flavor
Longevity Power Goji Joy for pure happiness and a sweet, rich berry flavor
OPTIONAL: stevia extract or wholesome sweetener of choice, to taste
OPTIONAL: add organic apple cider (hard or fresh juice) or organic wine to make wassail *be cautious when using alcohol (flammable) on a stovetop*
Strain through a very fine metal strainer or fine cloth nut milk bag into ceramic mugs. Grin and share!
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Join Christian Bates and Bethanne Wanamaker as they give you a tour of Red Rock Beach Spring, Stinson Beach, CA, USA and show you how to collect and store the most hydrating stuff on the planet!
In the Bay Area? Check out our Red Rock Beach Spring water quality report by Christian Bates.
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I have been drinking Red Rock Beach Spring (Stinson Beach, CA) water for 6 years. Many locals have had it as their staple water for 9 years or more. And some have been drinking it for longer than I’ve been alive. To think, I have driven by this spring thousands of times when I was younger (I grew up 15 minutes from it) and just recently do I get to enjoy this fresh, free, local fountain of Earth’s most prized element: mountain spring water.
I’ve trusted this spring (which those in the SF Bay Area call for short either ‘Red Rock‘ or ‘The Spring‘) to be sound spring water with all it’s specs to be ideal for daily hydration but after rumors of a possible arsenic, pesticide and bacterial content, I decided to finally have it lab tested! CLICK HERE for the Red Rock Beach Spring listing on FindASpring (it’s an old listing with false statements about it and needs to be updated.)
Below you’ll find the full 6-page lab report as well as a video with me explaining the results.
Before I go on, let me announce that our beloved Red Rock tested quite well! I am extremely satisfied that no heavy metals, arsenic, coliform bacteria, pesticides or volatile organic compounds were detected.
I also need to mention right away that this is an informational test report. At the lab I used, informational tests are performed by the same analysts, using the same laboratory equipment that is used to meet the standards required for compliance testing, however the test report that follows is considered an informational test report. A compliance test can meet local, state or federal regulations, or when results are to be used in a court of law, but an informational test is 1 notch less official. My disclaimer: I choose to be a leader in the field of hydration and I advocate the consumption of exclusively pure wild spring water when at all possible for superior health benefits, yet each individual must learn to carefully and cleanly fill their own spring water vessels and drink at their own discretion.
The Full Lab Analysis Kit from Silver Lake Research tests for 103 contaminants including (1) Bacteria (presence/absence for coliform and E.coli), (19) Heavy metals and minerals, (11) Other inorganic chemicals and physical factors, (5) Organic chemicals – Trihalomethanes, (47) Volatile organic chemicals, and (20) Pesticides, Herbicides and PCBs.
CLICK HERE to view the full 6-page Red Rock Beach Spring Informational Water Quality Report:
Now for the video! I explain many of the notable detected elements in Red Rock spring water including pH, total dissolved solids (TDS), sodium, silica, magnesium, calcium, sulfate and nitrate.
Watch on YouTube HERE.
This report cost in total $286, which is not cheap, but is about 1/10th of what a full compliance test might cost. The following groups funded the report:
~My meetup group, The Bay Area Spring Water, Wild Food, and Vitality Meetup Group. If you live anywhere even remotely close to the SF Bay area, join our group. We’ll have many spring water adventures scheduled this year.
~My company, Longevity Power – Herbal tonics for the Super Health-Conscious.
~Close friends of mine and true stewards of Red Rock spring, whom I hope you bump into next time you fill up at the spring.
If your local spring(s) is not already tested regularly, I highly encourage you to purchase the Full Lab Analysis Kit from Silver Lake Research or something like it. Hopefully the results will fair well and you will be able to share the results and empower and build confidence in the spring water loving community (which is making a comeback after decades of tap and bottled water domination.) You can use a crowdfunding site to raise funds if you wish – all it would take are a few locals to chip in $50 or so for a lifetime of free water – a no-brainer when compared with the expense of purchasing bottled water near daily.
Sign up to my email list and join The Bay Area Spring Water, Wild Food, and Vitality Meetup Group. Take a look at my signature superfood and herbal extract products at Longevity Power.
Check out FindASpring to find or post a spring in your area (anywhere in the world!) CLICK HERE for the Red Rock Beach Spring listing (it’s an old listing and needs to be updated.)
Be sure to share this web page to help spread the message of:
~Choosing to drink the best water ever for peak health of body, mind and spirit
~Building a community that keeps accessible and stewards our local precious springs
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