In this article, Daniel Vitalis shares on the creating an elixir step by step and some amazing insight into “tasting” Our Medicines. Daniel Vitalis is has built a wealth of knowledge Läkemedel till salu utan recept Sverige experience around water and elixirs and has created the Elixir Craft Mastery Program.
Kevin: We’re talking a lot about elixirs and I am certain that there are people on the call that don’t even know what you put in an elixir. I’m not even sure what kind of things you put in your elixirs. So the trend is to kind of explain some of the things that you put in and then we’ll kind of explore some of the different questions that some people have specifically about different herbs and that thing.
Daniel: Great. Okay, the walls of a elixir — you know you’ve heard the word, “We’ve built this from the ground up” — elixirs are built from the water up. So what I is I focus on the water i always gather. Sometimes I’ll shift that around slightly. For instance, in Maine over the next couple of weeks we’re going to start growing water birch timber and from maple timber, what gets evolved into maple syrup or birch syrup. So sometimes you can pull drinks out of places like that. Sometimes you can pull drinks out of plants to make juices. But most often the walls of my drinks is going to be the spring water
i always gather.
The course itself takes you sequentially through the Elixir Craft Mastery Program. It’s a sequential thing i always built up, you start with water. The second step is that often I’ll take that water and convert it into a tea. As an example, today my tea was dandelion root, dandelion leaf, nettle leaf, burdock root, yellow dock root with rose body. I just now happened to throw those techniques in. I like them together. Be the medicine i always want right now. Again, it’s not a specific recipes I’m trying to get people on it’s just what I happen to be using right now because those are the medicines I’d like to see right now. So it is always changing. Whatever herbs you’re working with, you can make those into a tea. Be the second part of Elixir Craft which is the second component to that course. What we talk about is how to create teas, which are essentially water-based extractions.
So what I enjoy do is get herbs or medicines into the water so now I have a tea. I can take that tea and add that into my blender, I really love VitaMix blenders. I wish they wasn’t plastic but I really love them. Throw that tea into the blender which is where you can start adding in your superfoods. When the superfood thing first started what happened was all of a sudden we had all these plant flours. They’re essentially flours, like the way that you have flour from wheat, powdered flour. What we wound up with was chocolate flour, maca flour, mesquite flour, carob flour, all those powdered power foods. Well, what do you do with your things? Well I was like, just blend them into the tea. So i started joining those in. That’s like the third step, I’ll start joining in these different powders.
Then what offering to think about is, “If I just now drink tea with some powders in it I’m not going to be very satisfied. I need some calories. inches So what offering to determine is, “Do I’d like to see my calories from protein, sugar or fat? inches Those are the only places you’re going to be getting your calories from. So your skill then is start to include things… Like if you want to fuel yourself on fat you could include coconut butter. If you want to fuel yourself on protein you can in a product like chlorella. If you want to fuel yourself on sugar you can in honey. That’s where you can start to add calories in.
What I is start with that water and I start building it up and adding in medicine. That sounds like something that would take a long time but once you understand the device it’s very quick. So I’m able to make meals in about five minutes that incorporate so much nutrition i always would say one of my drinks, over, probably contains more ingredients and more nutrition than the average American takes over the course of a whole month. It’s about compounding medicine and nutrition. Hippocrates said, “Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your meals. inches What we’re doing is taking all that medicine and we’re turning it into food be it these elixirs and then drinking that.
The whole goal is it includes to taste good. If it tastes bad you’re not doing it right. If it tastes bad there’s a subtle denial from your body. In other words your body just isn’t engrossed. It’s kind of giving you the message, “Hey, I don’t like this. inches So it is not really open to receiving it. The whole goal is getting the flavors in conjunction with what your body is really requesting for. So what we’re talking about is something very much like the best smoothie mix you ever had except it includes all the medicine of the great longevity foods and herbs.
Kevin: Now, is there a place for things that don’t taste good that your body is having, like very potent herbs and that sort of thing?
Daniel: Would you great question. I’m surprised you asked that because which I want to say. What doesn’t taste good? Is poisonous a bad taste? Offering a mental program. Poisonous can be a really bad taste if you’ve been raised on Mountain Dew and Ding Dongs. I was raised on those techniques and poisonous felt bad to me. Over time I’ve come to really appreciate the taste of things that are poisonous or what we might say doesn’t taste good.
Daniel: If there was something that doesn’t taste good it’s where flavors are unnecessarily mixed. If they’re unnecessarily mixed that doesn’t taste good. But I think most medicinal herbs a good taste. One of the things I enjoy do in Elixir Craft is instead of trying to hide taste, instead of trying to cover-up and mask taste, I enjoy try to bring out flavors. So if something is poisonous I’d rather work with that than hide it. Here’s a little secret. This next statement could add a tremendous amount of value to your audience members lives. It’s going to sound really simple but if you let this unfold and you meditate on this you’ll come to understand something that very few people get today. You know they don’t get it because you can test how our herbal systems work. We encapsulate things. The Chinese told us that taste of a medicine was a fundamental piece of its effect. In other words, by subtracting your herb and you said in a little container and you take it and your body never even comes in contact with it and the substance of the particular container breaks open in your stomach and you bypass your preferences, your body is not going to get the full effect of the particular medicine. So rather than try to hide your tastes, bring them out. If something is poisonous a little bit of salt and a little bit of sweet really can bring out the beautiful part of that poisonous, rather than trying to hide it or disguise it. I really like working with the flavors.
Kevin: Where do you find pure herbs?
Daniel: That’s another great question because we’re really running into a few issues in our culture right now. I won’t go into any of the problems here but we’re all seeing some big changes happening in this country right now that are economic in nature. What’s beautiful about that is it’s driving us to local economies. It’s driving us to working together. The paradigm of having food shipped in from all over the world, from diverse locations, to your door, is not going to last for that long. We’re going to have to start getting things locally.. The best stuff is going to leave nature, wild where you live.
The next best stuff is going to come wild from some place else. The next best stuff is going to be discerning by people and grown by people in a very intelligent way, locally.
The next best stuff is things which were grown very wisely and shipped to you. Where it starts to get really, really bizarre is where you start to access things that are grown inadequately where you don’t know where they’re from. So what I would say is that you could access things locally like local complete easily, local herbalists. If you can go on walks in nature nature you can get the best stuff. Otherwise look for reputable companies that produce things that are organic or far beyond organic. Everbody knows, organic is becoming sort of meaningless. What we need to find is stuff that’s beyond organic, stuff that’s biodynamic ally grown or wild-crafted.
I get a lot of stuff from the same place you do, Kevin. A lot of great superfood, raw food people out there, they’re bringing the best stuff. I like companies like Mountain Rose Herbs. I get a lot of stuff from them. And I gather a lot of my herbs more and more. That’s something I learned how to do over the course of years. That’s something that I know is going to be something I learn over the course of many, many more years, over the course of my lifetime. It’s not something you learn immediately. A company like Mountain Rose Herbs is a great place to start. Over time you can learn how to do this yourself from the comfort of nature. That’s where you can obtain the best stuff.