Straight to the Source! Rehmannia Dean Thomas, a Master Taoist Herbalist in the Gate of Life lineage bring you the finest herbal formulas.

Support your immunity with mushrooms and other herbs

Just as we are enjoying our reclaimed freedoms, new developments are indicating we may not through with COVID. From the beginning of this pandemic, I’ve been very concerned that it could linger, morph, and possibly worsen. During the early days of the outbreak, I released my general immune enhancing formula, SHIELD, and have personally used it ever since. And while I have not yet been affected by the virus, I don’t let down my guard.

I maintain that all of us should take every precaution we can to help protect ourselves and our families, and to help stop the potential spread. Regardless of your stand on the vaccines, it is beneficial to use natural substances that are well known to assist immune strength and resilience. The mushroom family of polypore tree fungus have recently garnered much attention for their immune-enhancing properties (although the Chinese have known of these properties for over two thousand years). Many studies now allude to the tree polypore mushroom’s protective qualities.

Here are a few significant studies from the NIH (National Institutes of Health).

In SHIELD, I have combined the top immune-enhancing mushrooms; Reishi, Chaga, Coriolus, Maitake, Agaricus brazilliensis, and Cordyceps.

But that’s not all, I also include the renowned herb Astragalus (huang chi): long-used for immune enhancement, particularly the Wei Chi; the branch of the immune system that operates just below the outer layers of the skin, and protects us from airborne and waterborne pathogens from entering through our skin. This branch of the immune system has only recently been discovered by Western medical science.

And yet again, in my tradition of creating the best formulas, I have added the important anti-microbial herbScutellaria bicallensis (Huang qun), along with White Peony root, long used in TCM for helping “break up Chi stagnation.” The Chinese believe when the blockage of Chi – life’s vital energy – is stuck, disease can develop. Finally, I add Licorice root to “harmonize” the formula.

Altogether, SHIELD represents a comprehensive protection formula. These herbs are safe when taken according to instructions, and can be taken over extended periods. They generally do not appear to contraindicate with medicines.

SHIELD is a safe and effective formula for anyone; it can be an indispensable addition to your family’s supplement cupboard.

Enjoy your safety and self-empowerment.

See it and other formulas in my shop.

Taoingly, Rehmannia

ASCEND: a spring cleanse formula

Spring is the time to cleanse our body

The Chinese Masters believe Spring is the best time for a cleansing protocol. This makes sense, as many of us have just passed through a season where we were more ensconced at home; the days were shorter and nights longer; our physically active hours of the day are reduced. The best winter foods include hot soups and stews, and less raw roughage. We might crave coffee and sugary foods for fast energy, but these lifestyle and dietary factors can lead to the accumulation of waste and excess microbes in the body.

The liver is the dominant organ in Spring, and it works hard to cleanse and remove toxins and accumulated micro-organisms including yeast, harmful bacteria, and other life forms that can proliferate in our bodies.

Spring is also the time to set new resolutions for the coming year. Cleansing the blood, liver and lymph can greatly help improve our energy and our moods and help us leap into the new year with a lighter load and more optimism.

Yes! When we remove unwanted micro-organisms, we feel liberated. Truly, they can make us feel depressed and can also affect our cravings for sugar and other refined carbs, along with the many unhealthy foods in the standard American diet. After a good spring cleanse, the stuff we wanted to eat might not taste so good after all!

For many centuries the Chinese have used certain herbs safety and effectively to cleanse the inner milieu. These renowned herbs may have assisted the Chinese in fending off the plagues and other maladies brought from westerners throughout the 17-1800’s.
Aptly named, ASCEND is my formula for helping cleanse the liver-lymph-blood, and liberate the spirit. The primary herbs are Bupleurum (chai hu) and Scute root (huang qun).

Other herbs include Coptis, Ginger, and Polygala- a renowned herb called “the will strengthener.” Polygala can help us stay on our cleansing protocol during the sometimes-difficult early phase. I also add Eleuthero and Astragalus to increase the valiance of the formula.

ASCEND is safe and effective for adults to add to any cleansing protocol. It may be taken any time of the year, but as mentioned, springtime cleansing can provide the most optimal results.

I also recommend fasting on raw green vegetable juices during your cleansing phase.
This spring, enjoy a “new you!”
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PHOENIX: a mid-life woman’s formula

Supporting hormone balance, bones and stamina

In Greek mythology, the Phoenix represents the mythical bird that flies out of its ashes.

As an 8 year old boy I watched my mother go through severe menopausal changes. I sought to understand what happened to her, which set me on my trajectory as a healer. Since then I have learned some great things, and also observed how our society overlooks the health needs of our women in mid-life.
I am gratified to have learned that menopause is far from an end-point in a women’s life. In fact, the opposite could be true; women in mid-life-and-beyond enter a stage where their power is enhanced and balanced in ways that younger people should be in awe of… I could write a longer dissertation on this subject, and you can read more in my first book Healing Thresholds (you may find used copied online, and I hope to print more copies soon).

Simply put, women beyond menopause enter a life-stage where the progestogenic and androgenic hormone become more balanced, thereby, women become sovereign entities, more assertive and outspoken, and become our authoritarian figures; I think post-menopausal women should be our political leaders.
Nevertheless, our mid-life women can benefit through supplementing to support feminine hormones, bone support, and a few other needs.

PHOENIX is my most popular formula. It contains the wild yam Dioscorea, which helps post-ovulatory women maintain higher progesterone. This master hormone is responsible for synthesizing and regulating estrogen; by supporting healthy progesterone, estrogen needs are sustained. It is crucially important for women’s health to have her own estrogens saturating her cellular receptor sites, thereby helping prevent harmful estrogen-mimicking molecules from gaining refuge.

I also include the bone-supporting herb Eucommia bark, which is equally important, as post-menopausal women who are under stress can experience osteoporosis.

Reishi, Rehmannia, Morinda, and Schizandra round out PHOENIX to support women’s emotional and spiritual needs, providing energy, toning the muscles, and for anti-ageing effects.
Any woman entering pre-menopause can benefit by taking PHOENIX ~ to help rise into another stage of self-empowerment and purpose.

See it and other formulas in my shop.
Taoingly, Rehmannia

AWAKEN to the early glimmerings of Spring; is a new world coming?

Constant anxiety can run us down

Many of us have experienced an arduous winter; climate anomalies – unusual conditions. It has been a time to adapt to new challenges, and I believe more need to adapt will follow as we enter a new era on our planet. Stresses have also increased in our societies; dangers are all around us; paying high rents and bills, providing for our families, presenting ever-growing challenges; how safe do we feel? How loved? How secure?

Swedish Endocrinologist Hans Seyle stated, “The ability to manage stress is the measure of our lives.” Truly, when we are under stress, our adrenals are taxed. This constant anxiety can run us down, and even accelerate ageing.
Frankly, living organisms that most readily adapt to changes in the environment can actually thrive from the stimulus; can you adapt to a lifestyle and world that is different than the one you’ve known?

Extensive research, determining many of the tonic herbs contain adaptogenic properties

In 1947, a new class of herbs was established, called Adaptogens. A Russian doctor named Nicoli Lazarov did the initial research when observing the herbs Rhodiola rosea and Eleuthero (formerly Siberian ginseng), finding they helped the northern Siberian populations survive the harsh winters. Their subsequent studies with control groups showed a heightened adaptability to stress, supporting circadian rhythms, replenishing adrenals, and increasing mental acuity.

After Lazarov’s announcement, the Chinese health authorities conducted extensive research, determining many of the tonic herbs contain adaptogenic properties.

In AWAKEN, I have combined the top adaptogenic herbs from China. Rhodiola crenulata, Eleuthero, Gynostemma, Astragalus, and more, to create a premier adaptogenic product. I also include Lion’s mane mushroom and Polygonatum sibericum, herbs well known to help increase mental function. A morning elixir of this wonderful tasting formula can really assist us in navigating our stressful and demanding environment, workspace, and lifestyle, and help us succeed in our ambitions.
I consider AWAKEN to be an essential supplement for everyone living today.
You can purchase AWAKEN and other formulas in my shop.
I’m always happy to answer your questions and assist.

Taoingly, Rehmannia

New Ojai Studio, and Possible Presence In Austin

Hi friends. I want to invite you to visit my new herb studio in Ojai and receive a free consultation.

I have a new herb studio!

I am so happy to return to the Resonance Center to an even more spacious room. The center could not be a better fit for me! I feel like Ojai has reached out her arms and enveloped me; I love this little town!

And I am happy to see you here, and to offer, as always, a free consultation. I know it’s a bit of a ride from LA, but a day at the restaurants and on the hiking trails is well worth it.

I have stocked my consultation space with whole herbs and my signature RDT powdered extract formulas, and am ready to accommodate you with the herbal therapy you need.

And if you stop in, I can offer you a bag of my formula Spirit Jing, a scrumptious anti-aging smoothie mix that will soon be on the RDT website; I now have pre-sale bags available for my personal clients.

See it and other formulas in my shop.

Give me a call or text or email to schedule a visit, and I hope to see you in person!

In other news, I’m thinking of dual-locating in Austin TX. Many oracles have guided me to make this move, and I hope to spend time there as well as Ojai.

In early March I’m on my way down to see Austin, and I’ll be doing 2 events on the way.

On March 3rd, I’ll be in Phoenix at the Giving Tree Cafe – 2024 N. 7th St. Ste 111, Phoenix, AZ 85006. Invite your friends and be sure to RSVP.

And on March 4th at Vortex in Sedona. We will feature my new elixirs so if you’re in AZ, please hit me up and I’ll let you know the details.

In any case, I hope to see you soon!

Taoingly, Rehmannia

ETERNAL JING: A Premier Longevity Tonic

Jing is the foundation of our life-potential

It’s the thick of winter, just before the relief of spring. Winter is the time to recharge our deep energy. We call this energy Jing.

Jing is our life-force, accumulated from our ancestors; this “epigenetic” inheritance is called Pre-natal Jing. How we were nourished during our formative years is called Post-natal Jing. Our Jing can be traced back four generations; The diets and lifestyles of our Great Grandparents are imbedded in our bloodline- our genome.

Jing is our treasure. How much will we accomplish during our lives? How adventurous will we be? How resilient are we against life’s stresses and destructive elements? How creative are we? How effectively do we avoid sickness and recover from bodily damage? How ready are we to take on challenges and new endeavors? This is the measure of our Jing.

When we feel vulnerable at our core, weak at our root, we are depleted of this all-important treasure. We will show signs of ageing more quickly, and what’s worse, our children will inherit the same energy deficits.

Fortunately for us living in today’s stressful and toxic environment, we have discovered ancient Chinese herbs long documented to replenish Jing. I cannot stress how monumental this is; we can replenish our deep life reserves and reclaim super-empowerment, to help us accomplish our dreams and live our adventures!

ETERNAL JING; a formula containing the most-revered Jing herbs

ETERNAL JING; a formula containing the most-revered Jing herbs
Historically, these tonic herbs have been sequestered to the elite of China, and were only recently revealed in the Western World.

That’s why I have created ETERNAL JING; a formula containing the foremost Jing herbs to support anti-aging and self-empowerment!

ETERNAL JING contains Tonic herbs for sexual power, beauty, adaptability to stress, and to counter the ravages of aging. Cistanche is a famed herb for sexual potency, while Ho Show wu replenishes these powerful essences. Reishi empowers the spirit and fortifies general immune response. Schizandra supports every bodily organ and function and is considered a beauty and longevity herb. Astragalus supports “upright Chi.,” helping keep the body erect while assisting peripheral blood flow. These and other supporting herbs make ETERNAL JING a stellar product to help sustain the longevity and vitality of your entire family.

I feel blessed to have attained the knowledge of Jing herbs, and to have created this stellar combination, based on thousands of years use. The Jing herbs are safe for everyone, and as I mentioned, there is no more important time than now to learn about them and incorporate them into your dietary regimen.

ETERNAL JING is a treasure-trove of deep and lasting empowerment, safe for everyone over 5 years of age. And it tastes great! A teaspoon diluted in a mug of hot water with added nut milk and honey makes a tasty morning fortification drink. Ingredients: Ho Sho Wu, Astragalus, Cistanche, Rehmannia, Reishi, Goji, Mulberry, Schizandra, Lohan quo, Bamboo, ORMUS.

See it and other formulas in my shop.

In the Name of Jing for future generations!

Taoingly, Rehmannia

Rehmannia News, Views, and Relocations

Winter is considered the time to replenish.

Greetings from Rehmannia


I just want to write a short note to thank you all for your support of my new RDT Connoisseurs’ line of supertonic elixir products; I’m very excited to release the greatest formulations of my career.

This go-round, I find myself blessed with many talents, and I don’t take those blessings for granted; I am extremely fortunate to be artistically creative in so many ways.

As I count these many blessings in this new year, I feel a stronger desire to help inspire others to make the most of their lives, for I believe we all have the same potential for abundant artistic expression. I am also grateful to have learned the profound healing art of tonic herbalism One great secret I have learned is that the tonic herbs can help us open and manifest our creative dreams ~ the tonic herbs are “potentiators” of our highest expression and life-potential.

That’s why I’m so happy to be offering my new connoisseurs’ line; it’s my way of supporting you to live a long, fulfilling, adventurous life.


Please come see me give a keynote presentation at the next Conscious Life Expo, held over February 4-6, 2022. My talk will be at 5pm Saturday the 5th. I will discuss Tonic herbs for empowerment and longevity of body/mind/spirit.

Forces in the winds are calling me…

And also, I want to announce that I am relocating to Austin Texas. Forces in the winds are calling me there to enter a new chapter in my life. I have a lot of fam in that area and will be into lots of projects. Please contact me if you live in the region and I’m happy to meet with you for a live consultation.

I plan on leaving Ojai on Feb. 28. If you are on route, I can meet with you for a consultation, or even stop in for a live talk with your friends. Let me know!

This summer will be a time of travel, so let me know if you’d like me to come to your town and offer a lecture/consults for your friends.

I’d like to let you know that I offer occasional discounts and other specials at Please suggest to friends to sign up and receive my newsletters.

I look forward to hearing from you!

As always, Taoingly,


Shift With A Changing World

Take advantage of my 10% off discount through January. Code; “Winter10”

Notes from Rehmannia
When contemplating the world and humanity, I see an imminent need to shift ~ many of you surely feel the same. There’s a lot to be concerned about: viruses, extreme weather, violence, economics, paying our rent, relationships, stress… Well, the laundry basket is full, and it’s time to go to the cleaners.

My new SHIFT formula contains renowned Tonic Herbs long-used to fortify the spirit and help us remove energetic clutter that could be holding us back. The good news is we can clear and reset our body/mind/spirit. The Tonic Herbs can be powerful allies in this new housewarming protocol. The great ancient formulaic philosophy of my herbal lineage has resulted in formulations long-known to truly help promote inner peace and fulfillment.

Winter is the time of the year when we give praise to a great saint who taught love and healing. During winter we temporarily retreat from the world of action/reaction and contemplate our destiny, our yearnings and wishes, and we set lofty goals to make the coming year a good one. Now is a perfect time to add SHIFT into our lives, to assist enhancing those dreams and affirmations to bring a better future for ourselves and all things.

SHIFT contains an array of the most renowned herbs of ancient Asia for tonifying the spirit, called Shen. The ancient Masters knew of Reishi’s spirit-strengthening powers. The Emperors were given reishi tea daily to imbue their leadership with benevolence. Therefore, Reishi is called the “herb of spiritual immortality.” It is known as a “Bridge between Earth and Heaven,” helping connect us to the higher energies. It is said reishi brings good fortune, and “initiates benevolent cycles of health.” Our lives can become more fruitful, adventuresome, creative, and lucky. Reishi sure did that for me!

Spirit poria is said to help liberate the spirit while keeping our feet on the ground, and Asparagus root is the herb the Taoist monks claim to use to make them fly (please do not attempt to fly after taking asparagus root!) Albizzia flower is said to help one “overcome heartbreak, anxiety and stress,” and Pearl is grounding and promotes peaceful relaxation. Polygala is called the “Will strengthener,” to help endow us with the fortitude to let go of that which does not serve our higher good.

Well, I must admit that all this sounds pretty lofty! But over 5000 years use by Imperial Families and wizened Masters, is a pretty good testimonial. SHIFT sure helped me, and I am confident this formula of premier Shen herbs can help you experience noticeable benefits in a very short time.

RDT Connoisseurs formulas are composed of only pure excipient-free 10:1 powdered herbal extracts, sourced from pristine sanctioned harvesting regions in the forests of Northern Manchuria, China, and extracted with state-of-the-art equipment for the highest efficacy.

Buy SHIFT at and receive your 10% discount by adding Winter10 in checkout

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Introducing DREAM: Peaceful Sleep Tonic

Restful sleep is essential

Starts Shipping on January 7, 2022
Pre-order now at only $39 ($7 savings)

  • Peaceful sleep
  • Gentle
  • Wake up refreshed
  • Not habit forming
  • Not tranquilizing

Are you one of the millions of Americans who have trouble sleeping at night? I sure am; my creative mind switches on at night, but when I need rest, Dream really helps me shift out of work mode.

Going without true sleep is no fun, especially when we have a busy coming day. DREAM is composed of herbs that help us drift into “twilight revelry,” where myriad dream images begin to settle our conscious thoughts, our worries, and our ambitions. Zizyphus, the roasted seed of the jujube fruit, gently nourishes relaxation and helps relieve anxiety. Scutellaria is revered for relaxing our nerves, and Pearl is “grounding.” Polygonum stem also helps guide us into sleep state with a sense of safety. Albizzia flower is said to calm the heart. White peony root releases restless, pent-up energy, L-theanine is a well-known amino acid that promotes sleep, and Polygala is called the “will strengthener.”

See DREAM and other formulas in my shop.
Sleep easy~

DREAM is a true ally promoting calm sleep without causing grogginess the following day. It is not habit forming. A cup taken 30 minutes before bed makes a pleasant tasting night-time tonic. Use only as directed, and enjoy peaceful dreams!

DIRECTIONS: 30 minutes before bedtime, take 1 slightly rounded teaspoonful in a cup of hot water. May add vegan milk and sweetener to taste. Over a few nights, you can adjust the amount you need for a restful, peaceful sleep.

INGREDIENTS: Zizyphus, White peony root, Polygonum stem, Scutellaria, Albizzia flower, Lohan quo, Bamboo, Schizandra, Pearl, L-Theanine, ORMUS


By Rehmannia
Winter is considered the time to replenish,
and store energy for the coming year.

We eat hearty soups and stocks and stay by the fire. This is how we cultivate the deep energy reserves the Chinese call Jing. This vital “essence” is said to be held in the kidneys. Cultivating Jing can help us live long, vibrant, youthful lives. Winter is the time to replenish kidney Jing, so that we have the power to spring forth in Spring. During the cold days, cultivate your inner strength by taking daily hot elixirs of the great Tonic herbs.

ETERNAL JING is my top youth and longevity formula, containing the most renowned anti-aging Tonic herbs ~ the stars of the show ~ taken safely and effectively for over 2000 years by the Families of the Imperial Dynasties and the famed immortals of Chinese folklore. ETERNAL JING is a treasure-trove of deep and lasting empowerment, safe for everyone over 5 years of age. And it tastes great! A teaspoon diluted in a mug of hot water with added nut milk and honey makes a tasty morning fortification drink. Ingredients: Ho Sho Wu, Astragalus, Cistanche, Rehmannia, Reishi, Goji, Mulberry, Schizandra, Lohan quo, Bamboo, ORMUS.

See it and other formulas in my shop.
Taoingly, Rehmannia