19 September 2019

Stress – AKA the Boogeyman. This often frightening word describes the physiological and psychological response to changes in our environment. We are told to avoid stress as much as possible due to the negative effects it can have on our bodies. This is solid advice as high levels and long-time exposure of the stress-induced hormone, cortisol, can have many negative health effects including headaches, stomach pain, chest pain, digestive issues and so on.

The fact of the matter is, stress is unavoidable. You can, and should, take measures to lessen and deal with it, such as exercising, practicing a healthy diet and having a good support system around you. But, what if there was a way to unlock the potential of stress? Everything is good in moderation is the phrase that defines exactly how the body’s natural stress processes work. The body creates cortisol not to cause side effects like headaches and digestive issues, but to increase your reactivity to changes in your environment at the right times. For example, when you need to get something done that you have been procrastinating, cortisol kicks in to help you find the motivation! It’s your body’s way of looking out for you. However, when you pass the tipping point of moderation and your brain is constantly flooded with cortisol, you begin to see and experience these negative health effects.

Now, how do we unlock the potential of stress? A healthy lifestyle is key for managing stress, but the unlocking begins before the cortisol is released. In her viral TED Talk which has gained over twenty million views, health psychologist Kelly McGonigal explains how changing your mindset on stress can completely change your livelihood and reaction to the punches life throws. Look at it this way, at New Earth we offer the opportunity and complete package that allows you to become a thriving Wellness Entrepreneur, but that is completely up to you. Here are two scenarios…

  • One: You take on the opportunity but doubt yourself. You don’t have any business experience, you are “shy”, you probably won’t have much success but at least you can say you “tried”.
  • Two: You take on the opportunity head-on. Sure you don’t have much experience but you can learn anything, you’re not afraid to fail along the way and you are sure that through persistence you will find success.

Nothing scientific or complicated: which example is going to yield results? Which person is going to build a successful business? Does mindset matter or not? Of course it matters—mindset is everything!

Believe it or not, the same goes for our body’s natural response to changes in its environment: We can…

  • Be fearful of the stress brought on by changes. If you get too stressed you’re going to fall behind, get sick, and fail. You’ll never reach your goals.
  • Be thankful! This stress response is exactly what my body is built to do so that I might have the energy and motivation to stay ahead, stay healthy, and succeed. My goals are achievable and I am capable.

Mindset matters. In fact, it is everything. You’re body, mind and heart are built to help you succeed (even if the methods seem a bit unconventional from time to time). So practice the stress management techniques that work for you, take new opportunities head-on with a positive outlook, watch Kelly McGonigal’s TED Talk, and be THANKFUL for your body’s methods of preparing you for everyday life.

Interested in taking on a new opportunity? Learn more about becoming a Wellness Entrepreneur with New Earth!

17 September 2019

The short answer is a definite no.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a naturally occurring lipid-soluble antioxidant that is present in almost every single cell in your body. An absolute necessity for life, CoQ10 provides energy to your organs including your heart, liver, and kidneys.

Ubiquinol, the bioactive form of CoQ10, plays a huge role in transferring electrons to generate cellular energy, called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Everything your body does relies on its ability to produce and utilize ATP.

So, where do we get this valuable CoQ10 and how do we ensure we are getting enough?

Your amazing body produces this energy supporting antioxidant. However, the body’s natural production begins to decline around the age of 30. You can also obtain CoQ10 in small amounts from the foods you consume including chicken, spinach and avocados. Unfortunately, the Ubiquinol that you can get from these sources is not nearly as close to what your body craves to be energized and productive all day.

As you age and your body converts and uses less and less Ubiquinol, you can be left feeling sluggish and tired. With that, the common afternoon fatigue goes a lot deeper than the need for another cup of coffee or an energy drink. Your cells desire a complete revamping with their own natural processes, not caffeine to boost your energy in the afternoon.

The daily recommendation of Ubiquinol is 100 mg. To achieve this amount, you would have to eat around 60 avocados every day. The lack of this important substance in our cells and our diets can be concerning, but thankfully you don’t have to fret about it! This exact amount of essential Ubiquinol is found in our soft gel capsules, Energize! These capsules offer all the amazing benefits of Ubiquinol and more.

  • Boosts energy at a cellular level.
  • Supports the ever working heart and cardiovascular system.
  • Feeds the body beneficial antioxidants and heart-healthy fats.

Get all of these advantages and more, all from the abundance of Ubiquinol and other ingredients including oyster and reishi mushrooms, organic virgin coconut oil and olive polyphenols. If you haven’t already energized your life, what are you waiting for? Order Energize (https://welcome.newearth.com/netne/productdetail/21622) today!

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12 September 2019

I’ve never made an energy/protein bar, so when I was asked to write a blog about them, I didn’t quite know where to start. Luckily, I like to try new recipes and happen to be surrounded by skilled cooks both at work and at home. Honestly, most of my conversations with Justin Straus, New Earth’s Marketing Director, start off work-related and at some point dovetail into a story about a restaurant one of us ate at or a meal one of us made, this then quickly turns into us taking turns reciting the recipes and exact directions on how to prepare said meal. Needless to say, a lot of us here at the office love eating and making food. I was excited for the challenge to create a scrumptious bar filled with protein, natural goodness, and raw superfood power.

I didn’t want to get too confident and just start from scratch with no knowledge on what a standard energy/protein bar is made up of so, I googled “homemade energy bars” and clicked on some recipes I thought looked appetizing. After some research, I had created my shopping list and ran to the store to purchase the ingredients for what I now call Turf Bars (aka GET OFF MY LAWN Bars).

After some prep, I began to add my ingredients and get the consistency I liked. I didn’t want to get too fancy, seeing as this was my first homemade bar, so I chose the go-to ingredients that pretty much any bar incorporates: Organic rolled oats, all-natural peanut butter, mini dark chocolate chips (they melt and cut up better than the big guys), a bit of organic honey, cinnamon, and organic coconut oil. I love nuts, so I added some chopped pecans in there too. Not only are these ingredients delicious, but they have health benefits as well. Nuts offer a great source of protein and added flavor. The chocolate acts as a natural sweetener and happens to be a great provider of minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. I then chose coconut oil for its binding properties (being that it stays solid at room temp, but melts to liquid if heated up) and because it is literally made of fat, which means a small amount can be super filling. For even more added flavor and health benefits, I added a dab of honey and a dash of cinnamon (both have antioxidant properties). The oats, which are the main ingredient offer a great source of dietary fiber.

Most importantly, I wanted to incorporate organic Wild Microalgae, also known as Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA), a type of blue-green algae into the bar. And, I ended up choosing New Earth’s Essentials Blend + powder. Combined with the superfood benefits of the algae itself, this blend has probiotics and enzymes (the key to digestive bliss), antioxidants (to protect yourself!), and glucosamine (the leader in joint support). I was hesitant to add it directly in the mix since it would turn everything green and I wanted to know what I was working with. I made the decision to sprinkle the Essentials Blend to the top of the bars, and voila! It looked just like a yard (or turf…get it?). I read of a person adding salt to their bars, which I do love, so I sprinkled some of that on too. I think it adds a really good flavor and kick to the bar. An added benefit, if you have reservations on adding AFA algae to your bar, the sea salt highlights only the best qualities of the algae, making this a pleasant snack for picky eaters and youngsters alike. These bars are also pretty rich, so these can be used as a replacement for breakfast or even a dessert. I personally like to eat them with a small cup of black coffee or even some milk.

Go ahead! Try out this recipe and let us know how it turned out! Tag us on Instagram with a snapshot of your snack. Have fun, and keep on cookin’!

Turf Bars (aka GET OFF MY LAWN Bars)

Ingredients
Bar:
2 cups Organic Rolled Oats
½ cup of mini dark chocolate chips
A dash of cinnamon
½ cup of chopped pecans
1 ½ cup of peanut butter
1 tbs of honey
1 cup of coconut oil

Topping:
Sea Salt (to taste)
Essentials Blend + powder (to taste)

Instructions:
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix together oats, chocolate chips, cinnamon, and chopped pecans.
In a small saucepan, heat up coconut oil until it’s completely melted.
After coconut oil is melted, mix in peanut butter and honey until it is a smooth consistency.
Mix the coconut oil mixture into the oat mixture. The mixture should be more on the runny side when completed.
Pour the mixture into a baking pan and cover the top with a thin to medium film of Essentials Blend +.
Salt Bae it up.
Refrigerate for two hours.
Chop into bar sized chunks and enjoy!

Note: Keep these store in the fridge to maintain shape!

Article by: Maggie Porter, the stand-in office comedian at New Earth, a Klamath Lake fan girl, and lover of exploration. Her time is spent creating memorable New Earth events and doting over Organic Wild Microalgae.

10 September 2019

I believe in our line of nutritional supplements. I think there’s room in just about anyone’s life for some dietary improvements, and therefore room for improvements to just about anyone’s health.

I suppose you could say that I earn income as a Wellness Entrepreneur as an employee of New Earth. I don’t, however, earn in the company’s commission plan in the same way our Independent Associates do—they are the true entrepreneurs.

Because of my own experience with our microalgae and other supplements, and because of the noticeable impact that I have seen in countless of others’ experiences, I feel more than a little compelled to share our superfoods with others.

It’s satisfying to see real-world benefits that people get from the company, and I’m glad to be a part of that. Especially when it’s someone I know personally. So how do I talk to people about what we do at New Earth?

For what it’s worth, here’s my short story:
“I’ve been taking these products for over 30 years. I’ve seen a lot of people have experiences with our products that range from pretty subtle to pretty profound. There’s nobody that I have encouraged to try them who didn’t feel something. So I’m curious to see what you notice with them. You have nothing to lose. These Essentials packets are, in my opinion, the simplest and most complete product we have. A daily packet of Microalgae, enzymes, and probiotics.”

For me that’s it. I don’t talk about product features or science. To me, what matters most is what they mean to me personally, and what they might do for someone else.

I have several friends who enjoy the benefits of the Essentials packets on a daily basis. My confidence in our product line is the reason people I know are willing to try Essentials. And that confidence comes from a commitment to quality that I know from decades of first-hand experience as a consumer and as a producer of these nutritionals.

So, go ahead, give them a try and see what they do for you. It’s risk-free with our 90-day satisfaction guarantee. We can’t wait to hear about your experience with Essentials.

Article by Justin Straus, New Earth Director of Marketing and long-time algae consumer.

5 September 2019

Wake up, work out, eat, hustle, relax and repeat. Sometimes life seems like it is too fast to keep up with. It can be all-encompassing, wrapping us up, giving us tunnel vision, and to an extent, numbing us of what is really important. Every once in a while this fast-paced life stops us right in our tracks and gives us a reminder of what is truly important.

When it comes down to what matters most it’s not money, it’s not things, it’s our health and the time we have with the loved ones that surround us.

As a society, we took a wrong turn somewhere and as a result, we have seen a rise in many health disorders. The good news, many of these can be prevented with daily choices, we just have to make them!

There are pockets throughout the world called Blue Zones, one right here in America, with the highest healthy life expectancy, where the highest number of people are reaching age 100. What are they doing that mainstream America isn’t?

A man named Dan Buettner teamed up with National Geographic to find out. Together they identified five locations: Barbagia region of Sardinia, Ikaria Greece, Nicoya Peninsula Costa Rica, Loma Linda California, and Okinawa Japan. They then studied the culture and environment and developed a list of best practices called The Power of 9.

So what is it that we may be missing? Let’s have a look at the Power of 9.

  1. Move Naturally: If you are someone who works out often, hits the gym or trains for triathlons you may find this one surprising. The healthiest people aren’t doing any of that; they are simply incorporating natural movement into their daily lives without thinking about it. We are talking about needing bread, working in the garden, and working around the house.
  2. Purpose: Do you know why you wake up in the morning? What your purpose is? If you don’t, you might start trying to figure it out as it could add up to seven years to your life. The healthiest people wake up every day and know exactly why they are here.
  3. Down Shift: Do you experience stress in your life? Of course you do! We all experience stress, it’s part of life. The key is taking the time to downshift and shed the stress. Each culture does this in their own way; it could be through praying, meditating or enjoying happy hour with some friends, do whatever works best for you.
  4. 80% Rule: No, we are not talking about the famous 80/20 rule here. We are talking about your stomach. The longest living people are mindfully eating until they are 80% full.
  5. Plant Slant: This one is exactly what it sounds like, keep a plant slanted diet. Enjoy an abundance of fruits, vegetables, beans, and lentils. Keep the meat to a minimum. The typical Blue Zone enjoys meat about five times a month.
  6. Wine @ 5: If drinking is not for you, simply skip this one. Those in the Blue Zones enjoy drinking regularly but moderately. We are talking about a glass of wine a day. The trick here is to enjoy your drink with some good friends.
  7. Belong: A majority of the longest living people all belong to some type of faith-based community.
  8. Loved Ones First: This one is just as it sounds, put your family first. Take care of your aging parents and invest time and love in your children.
  9. Right Tribe: We are talking about social circles here. Do your five best friends consider a good time watching movies and eating pizza or getting outdoors for a long hike and a picnic? Both healthy and unhealthy habits are contagious, choose your friends wisely.

It’s likely you’ve heard this phrase many times—“prevention is always better than cure”. Let us embrace it! Of course, living to age 100 is not guaranteed. We hope these tips help you live a longer, healthier, happier life. Here at New Earth, we call it living the #NewEarthLife!