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Fo-ti is the dried or cured root of a twining vine in the knotweed family with broad arrowhead-shaped leaves. It’s a major adaptogenic anti-aging herb used for kidneys, adrenals and hormones to boost sexual energy, mental clarity, hair growth, eczema, dry skin, alopecia, degradation of glands, blood vessel health, reduces free radical damage from UV light, relaxes the bowels, detoxifies and strengthens the blood, reduces blood cholesterol and fat deposits in arteries, anti-tumor, heart conditions, chronic bronchitis. Helps adapt to cold temperatures. Too much may cause diarrhea, intestinal pain and nausea.
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Gwyneth's morning beverage contains - 1 cup almond milk, 1 tablespoon almond butter, 1 teaspoon coconut oil, 2 tablespoons vanilla mushroom protein powder, 1 teaspoon maca, 1 teaspoon ashwagandha, 1 teaspoon ho shou wu, 1 teaspoon cordyceps, a pinch Himalayan sea salt, a pinch vanilla powder and 1 teaspoon of moon dust of your choice - Action Dust, Beauty Dust, Brain Dust, Goodnight Dust, Sex Dust or Spirit Dust.
Extra-virgin olive oil 2 onions, sliced or chopped 2 or 3 cloves of garlic, chopped 3 quarts of water 8 large shiitake mushrooms (fresh or dried), chopped 4 ounces fresh burdock root (or 2 ounces dried), thinly sliced 4 ounces fresh dandelion root (or 2 ounces dried), thinly sliced 2 ounces lycium berries 1 ounce astragalus, thinly sliced 1 ounce ho shou wu fo-ti), cut and sifted 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger root 1 ounce ginseng root (any variety) Miso paste of choice