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The #1 thing I consume – besides spring water – is my Tonic Herbal Skyrocket Elixir. I wish to share with you this most important recipe I have ever created, and perhaps will ever create.
But before I do, let us put into perspective something about food and medicine. And by these 2 categories of edibles I mean:
Food (caloric foods – macronutrient dominant)
Medicine (herbs – micronutrient dominant)
Foods will come and go. Today, your body might absolutely thrive on almonds. Tomorrow, you may get an allergic reaction from almonds (they are after all an agriculturally tweaked food, usually harvested from grafted limbs on trees, but I dirges). Almonds are in the food category. All foods are like this – we need to rotate them regularly – or sometimes give some up for a while.
Name any food or food type, and people have healed by simply abstaining from it.
Herbs – specifically tonic herbs (plants and mushrooms and their extracts appropriate and safe for daily use – herbs that impart cumulative effects with ongoing near-daily usage over a lifetime) don’t need to be rotated as much. Taking small breaks from tonic herbs has benefit, but for the most part taking more of or more consistently the renowned roots, barks, mushrooms, berries and leaves known as tonics dramatically improves one’s immune system and ability to resist stress.
Name any traditionally used tonic herb, and millions of people have healed by simply taking it daily.
Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” Whenever I hear this quote, I gawk and think that’s so deep, man. The latter half of the quote is what my recipe is all about. Let medicine be thy food. So deep!
I have found that my diet is no longer centered around food – because my food ingredients change day to day, year to year. My diet is centered around hydration and tonic herbs – the great tonic herbs like reishi mushroom, chaga mushroom, astragalus, goji berry, maca, and many more. Even when I fast and cleanse, it’s centered around tonic herbs and hydration.
I present to you the easiest, fastest, potent, most hydrating and mouthwatering, adaptable and adaptogenic Herbal Tonic Skyrocket Elixir Recipe. I make 3-4 of these per day to stay hydrated and strong!
Herbal Tonic Skyrocket Elixir Recipe:
Blend in blender for 15 seconds:
3 cups spring water
1 1/2 cups spring water ice cubes
1 tablespoon tonic herb extracts
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon KAL stevia extract powder or sweetener of choice, to taste
Let foam settle (you can blend in the stevia last to reduce how much ‘foam head’ is created) and serve in glass – or a mason jar to take with you on the go.
The 1 tablespoon tonic herb extracts part is up to you. What do you want to add in to your life today? You could start with medicinal mushroom extracts, or goji berry extract, or black maca extract, or everyone’s favorite, He Shou Wu.
I have created 7 products that I have found to be the most critical, most powerful, and most appropriate for near-daily use. Give them a try, and experience the deep restorative powers of high-end tonic herbs and superfood extracts. This is medicine that is always there for you, always nutritive, always mood-lifting, always deeply energizing, stress reducing and nourishing to your nervous system, endocrine system and organs.
If you have any questions about tonic herbs, please ask away in the comments section below. I’ll be right here to answer.
Top 7 Herbs to Beautify Your Skin in 30 Days Part 1 HERE.
Use prepared (not raw) rehmannia (Rehmannia glutinosa) root extract for a massive revitalization of the kidneys and nourishment of the liver and blood. When the kidneys (your body’s battery packs), liver and blood are running strong, guess what happens: the skin beautifies with it’s full natural color and glow.
Get yourself the very cost effective bulk organic prepared rehmannia slices from Mountain Rose Herbs and brew them up with spring water and a pinch of stevia on a stove and simmer for 20 minutes or more until you have a dark rich tea. Serve this tea very warm. When you drink it you will feel the lifeforce activate from the core of your being and out to your skin. Hot rehmannia tea is THE most grounding elixir ever – as long as you don’t drink too much at once or it will loosen your stool slightly. 😉
Note: Raw rehmannia extracts are also great but have a cooling and slightly less nourishing effect.
6. Red Asparagus Root
Read all about this “Flying De-Stress” herb HERE.
Prepared (not raw, just like with rehmannia the raw is not as nourishing) He Shou Wu (“Old Black Hair”)(Polygonum multiflorum) has been used by tens of millions of people in Asia to nurture beautiful colorful hair. It deeply nourishes and cleanses the organs (which always leads to nourishing and cleansing of the skin). It greatly increases superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity. SOD is a powerful antioxidant (free radical scavenger), demonstrated to have powerful anti-aging benefits in humans.
All 7 of the above herbs + 52 of the other world’s greatest tonic herb concentrates are synergized in my new beautifying product, Longevity in a Bottle. I invite you to pre-order yourself a bottle TODAY!
BONUS Beauty “Herbs:”
These are animal concentrates that behave like tonic herbs in the body, pushing the important “buttons” that create beauty from the inside out. These are generally congruent with a mostly vegetarian/vegan organic lifestyle.
Pearl: Pearl extract or hydrolized pearl has always been considered the quintessential beauty herb for women (and for men as far as I’m concerned.) It is rich in amino acids and trace minerals which nurture the delicate nuances of fantastic skin.
Deer/Elk Antler Tincture: For most people, taking deer/elk antler tincture daily for extended periods of time (but not everyday forever) dramatically recharges hormonal and endocrine health. This in turn causes your body to communicate with itself and create a very youthful look in the face over time. Because most of us come from a background of being exposed to xeno-estrogens (plastics and chemicals that mimic estrogen in the body and displace good hormones), antler extracts (tincture is absorbed the best) may be the powerhouse that someone needs to feel and behave young again.
Ant Extract: Polyrhachis Ant (considered the “herb of kings” in Taoist Tonic Herbalism) is the highest source of bioavailable zinc ever and a rich source of human active vitamin B12. Zinc and B12 get used up by stress. Having ample supply of these nutrients will leave the skin of your face looking bright and radiant, even amidst travel and other stresses.
Royal Jelly: This is the low-sugar high-nutrient honey-like-substance reserved for the royalty of a bee hive. It is a powerful beauty and longevity tonic. One taste and ~ZING!~ you will feel the power. If you can’t get it fresh and direct from a local beekeeper (it’s very susceptible to rancidity), then I recommend getting your hands on Bee Mana, the world’s first organic royal jelly powder.
Fish oil and algae oil: This is how we get those precious long chain omega-3 fatty acids that nourish the nervous system, put out inflammation, and put youth and moisture back into the skin. There are countless fish oil products out there that vary in quality, heavy metal content and ecological origin. I’ll let you do your research on that and decide for yourself what is best for you.
P.S. Playing around with individual herbs is really fun. AND, having them all together in a balanced tried and true formula that’s simple to use is even better. I’m talking about my up and coming anti-aging product, Longevity in a Bottle. Pre-order yourself a bottle NOW!