Christal Burnette first came to Okinawa in 2016 to enter the University of Ryukyus as a master student in the agriculture department. She specialized in subtropical plants, particularly an uncommon plant called chomeiso or 'long life herb' ( 長命草).
She came to Okinawa hoping to learn why it was called the 'longevity island' but did not know she would start her very own longevity journey.
Haitai was started to show others her findings. On her journey to become a master of Okinawan health, she will document everything she learns and all those who she will encounter. HINT: The secrets to longevity are not as complicated or costly as you may think.
Christal is fluent in English and Japanese along with some Okinawan dialect, which is unfortunately a dying language. With a a well-connected network and understand of Okinawan culture, the people on the island do not hesitate to share their knowledge with her.
Her favorite Okinawan plant is chomeiso (a given) and Ryukyu yomogi, aka mugwort. She also loves tebichi, or pig's feet, an Okinawan delicacy. She hates dairy since being extremely lactose intolerant.
In 2022, a Longevity Tour Wellness Project was launched in Okinawa, Japan. The tour indulges the participant spiritually, mentally, and physically. Visiting Okinawan 'power spots', trying traditional Ryukyu cuisine, and learning why the locals live long and healthy. Christal is the model for the project and welcomes anyone who may have questions or wants to join the tour.