22 August 2019

Are you Feeling Wild?

Seriously though, how are you feeling emotionally, relationally, and physically? Is your health and wellness where you would like it to be? Do you have wellness goals you are striving to accomplish and if so, are you receiving the support you need to do so? If you answered ‘no’ to any of the above, we have just the thing to assist you on your health journey. It’s called Dare to be Wild.

Dare to be Wild is much bigger than your health and my health, it’s a movement to demand better for you, for me, and for our peers everywhere. It’s a move to cut out the bad and take in the good. It’s taking the confusion out of health and getting back to the basics. It’s eating natural, high-quality foods and limiting processed and synthetic ones. It’s including New Earth products as part of your daily lifestyle regimen and keeping it up for 90 days or more.

We are surrounded by misinformation, overprocessed foods, food additives, and harmful chemicals. We know this isn’t groundbreaking news but think about the effects this constant bombardment has on our body, mind, and spirit. Being healthy has never been so confusing. We are left asking questions like should I be a vegan? Should I go paleo? Do I need to avoid dairy? Is gluten going to destroy my life? Is there anything I can eat besides fruit and vegetables?

Making the healthy choice doesn’t have to be confusing, and it shouldn’t be confusing.

When we make simple, life-changing shifts: getting back to nature, moving regularly, drinking plenty of fresh water, providing our bodies with the nourishment they crave and deserve we not only move toward a lifestyle that can change our lives but we will make a statement, we vote with our forks, and we start to change the world.

We invite you to join us on a movement to demand better: for you, for your family, for everyone. Join us today!

20 August 2019

Time is not on our side, friends. Every year there is a small window of opportunity to capture the Basin’s prettiest colors. Vivid greens. Beautiful blues. Reds, yellows, and purples. Spring brings cold rainy days, sometimes snow, and Summer quickly dries most of the foliage before we really have time to take in its essence. Ron Matchett, our Audio and Visual Manager, Kelly Scott, our Communications and Social Media Specialist, and I have been patiently waiting for just the right day to get out and take photos of the Basin. These photos will soon be showcased in multiple ways: Social media, corporate videos, and other marketing projects. It’s important for us to collect images of the area; it’s unique and so important to what we do here. Especially during this time of the year, the mountains and forests are breathtaking—and I can’t help but feel blessed to live in such a mystical area. Now is a great time to really capture the Basin and take advantage of its beauty.

We started early in the morning as the sun was rising. The weather was surprisingly perfect. Klamath County is infamous for its mood swings, constantly changing from dry, crisp heat to biting, shivery winds, sometimes within the hour. But, the powers that be were on our side today, and the climate and lighting was perfection for the day’s corporate field trip.

Of course, to set our day right, each of us nicked an Essentials packet from our set of “props”. Given the nutrient value of each product included in the packet (Body, Mind, Bifidus, Acidophilus, Enzymes) and the small convenient packaging, Essentials is especially easy to pack on trips—each serving is packaged separately, making it simple to share with others.

Our first stop was Hagelstein, a mountain just North of Klamath Falls that quite literally is on Highway 97. Known really only to the locals, this large bluff offers some of the best views of Upper Klamath Lake. Climbing the hill, crawling at a slow speed, the three of us got to really soak in the gorgeous mountain and its terrain. Lush wildflowers bloomed on both sides of the roads, poking out of the heavy overgrowth of bush and sage. In the background are rocky drop-offs, steep grassy slides—this is where our journey takes us.

At the top, you can see Mount Shasta to the South, McLaughlin to the West, and what used to be Mount Mazama, and is now Crater Lake National Park, to the North. Each one a namesake to New Earth’s three harvesters. Nestled in the center and spreading across the horizon is Upper Klamath Lake. It’s waters shining blue and sparkling in the new sun the morning has provided.

Although Hagelstein is just a few miles from the New Earth Headquarters, we decided to take a quick break after snapping some pictures to enjoy the view and capitalize on its properties—each taking a few Mind to reawaken our brains and spark our creative juices.

After taking a plethora of photos and footage, we made our descent and started our trek to our next stop: Running Y Resort.

Home of our annual New Earth University: Klamath Falls, Running Y sits on the south side of Upper Klamath Lake. This fair sized resort and community sits with its back to the lake. But, if you know the way, you can find yourself on the lake’s shore, enjoying the sounds of the birds and breeze moving the tall grass. This offers a special vantage point of the lake, and if you’re in the right place at the right time, you’ll be able to see one or more of New Earth’s harvesters headed out in search of New Earth’s rare payload, organic Organic Microalgae, an amazing blue green algae.

Several snap photos and one snake scare later, and we’re back in the car headed to get lunch. Our meal of choice: Mermaid Garden on Main St.

We grab our lunch to-go and make our way to Moore Park. This park also sits South of the lake and is home to several docks, playgrounds, and shady trees for people to enjoy. We park near the water’s edge, unwrap our sandwiches, and pop another packet of Essentials in our mouths. Why? All four products, but especially the Enzymes, offer optimal digestive support. And, since we’ll be off to more stops, hiking, taking photos, and kayaking, we need all the help we can get to fight that after lunch groggy-ness.

We took a couple of minutes to just enjoy the view of Klamath Lake from the park and then set off to meet up with Kelly’s sister, Kristen, at Fish Lake.

This smaller lake is just west of Lake of the Woods and offers equally enjoyable views with fewer crowds. The day was getting late and the wind had picked up, I copied Ron and grabbed my New Earth hat. This hat has been on some fun pretty adventures! My first New Earth University, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where we went to the Corkscrew Swamp, NEU: Dana Point, where we went whale watching as a group, NEU: Las Vegas, where a small group of us Home Team members took a Krav Maga lesson, and my personal adventures with my family. It’s white may not be as bright as it was at first, but it’s worn in, breathable, and perfect for the outdoors.

The sun was at the perfect angle and the wind had slowed, so we made our way back to Lake of the Woods to rent out a kayak to get some more “active” photos. The wind had grown to a steady gust by the time we pulled up to the lodge. With some brokering, we were able to grab a rental kayak to get some shots. Kelly and Kristen volunteered as tributes and made their way out onto the lake. The wind might have been blowing against them, but they did a fabulous job making it look easy!

One of the reasons Lake of the Woods is so popular and unique is because it offers a spectacular view of Mount McLaughlin. We had arrived at just the right time. And, just as the mountain had come into view, a large, tough, looking cloud got stuck on the mountaintop, like a trash bag gets stuck on a fence. It stayed there for a good 15 minutes until it was able to break free, but not without a price, by the time Kristen and Kelly made their way back to the dock, it had torn and faded into the sunset.

As we set home and the sun disappeared behind the Cascades, it didn’t feel much like a work day at all. Just a day spent having fun with friends and enjoying the ecosystem that gave us such an exceptional and significant gift, Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, or as you know it organic Wild Microalgae.

Maggie Porter is 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.

15 August 2019

Like you, I’ve been on a journey, a food journey. And, this journey has recently lead me to explore the world of smoothies, green drinks, and green shakes. Now, I understand this isn’t terribly groundbreaking for those who have their own green-drink-groove going. But you never know what you can learn from a rookie. Especially one who isn’t afraid to experiment in the kitchen.

A few months ago, I figured that I could use more fruits and vegetables in my life. When it comes down to it, most of us can. I am fortunate in that my wife and I really enjoy cooking (and eating). We enjoy the time spent together, the savings, and maintaining a diet of ‘real’ foods. While we rarely eat highly processed foods—we pretty much eat what we want. I’ve never bought into fads when it comes to eating. Rather, I’ve stuck with creating meals from scratch using whole ingredients from all food groups, and it has done well for me. It’s also no secret that much is left to be desired in the average North American diet.

For many reasons, the general bias in my eating habits doesn’t include as many raw fruits and vegetables as they could.

I do, however, consider myself a fairly advanced consumer of New Earth’s nutritionals. My average daily intake includes about: 12-15 caps of Mind Wild Microalgae, 10 total Acidophilus, Bifidus, and Spectrabiotic, 3-5 Flex, 4-5 Renew, and Enzymes + for meals and sometimes just for funsies.

But I have also heard about these delicious blended drinks that have these life-giving properties that feature a variety of essential nutrients including micronutrients, phytopigments, enzymes, and antioxidants…

Going From CouldaShouldaWoulda to Gonna

I started with the equipment. I found a good deal on a refurbished blender. If I already had a blender I’d use that but I have never owned a blender other than an immersion blender, and that’s a different animal entirely. (The Immersion blender works way better than a traditional blender to get solicitors off your property, trust me on this.)

Then I started to compare and triangulate some recipes and got a shopping list together.
I picked up the following: apples, oranges, pineapple, banana, strawberries, spinach, mint, chia seeds, ginger, and almond milk.

Once I had all of my ingredients I prepped them and started piling them into the blender along with some Mind Wild Microalgae (a blue green algae called aphanizomenon flos aquae or AFA), almond milk, and some ice.

What came out was a wonderfully delicious and nicely textured smoothie. I hear that the chia seeds make a nice texture and that paired with the banana created a nice smooth, uh…, smoothie! (It does).

I’ve never had so much fun eating and enjoying New Earth nutritionals… And, I’ve never had such a good time adding these superfoods to my diet.

As I developed my routine, I realized how much I enjoy the ritual of experimenting with different ratios of ingredients, shopping for new ingredients, and balancing their use so that I don’t end up with a mug of pure spinach (never go full Popeye).

Each day, I look forward to creating something that’s wholesome, adds tangible benefits, and increases the quality of my life. The very act of creating in this form is a pleasure to me.

So what do I feel with my new morning regimen? A bit more energy, a bit more mental clarity, and better elimination (maybe TMI but it’s important!). But nothing profound—I haven’t been really under the weather since the early 1990’s—and I credit very stable health to a decent diet, some exercise, and consistent use of New Earth’s nutritionals.

So adding smoothies to my diet is for the same reason I eat New Earth products: It makes sense to do so for a million reasons, and I want to feel good for many decades to come.

The Rookie Smoothie
Makes about 32oz.

½ apple
½ orange
½ pineapple slice
1 banana
5-6 strawberries
5 leaves of spinach
5-6 mint leaves
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 thin slice of ginger
½ cup almond milk
4 emptied capsules Mind
About a cupped hands full of ice

Pile in a blender, blend away and enjoy!

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

8 August 2019

Superfoods are all the rage lately and there are many options to consider. All of these options can also be confusing to those that are just beginning to discover these amazingly healthy foods. One fantastic option that you may not be familiar with are mushrooms, one of the most ancient superfoods.

Mushrooms have been a star in the culinary world for years adding flavor to a variety of dishes. They are lacking in the “bad” including cholesterol, gluten, sugars, and sodium and they are rich in the “good” fiber, B-vitamins, beta-glucans, and protein. But that’s not where the mushroom story ends.

Certain mushrooms, medicinal mushrooms, go far beyond lacking the “bad” and holding the “good”, they hold tremendous health benefits and have been used for their healing benefits for hundreds of years in places like Tibet, Japan, and China.

As of recently, medicinal mushrooms have gained popularity in the West and are being utilized for a variety of health benefits. Here are six of our favorite mushrooms and their long list of health benefits.

  • Oyster Mushroom – Prized for their culinary flavor and rich nutrient content, the Oyster Mushroom were highly sought after options for early food foragers. They contain loads of B vitamins plus protein, minerals, beta-glucans, and the super-powered antioxidant, ergothioneine.
  • Reishi – Reishi mushrooms are perhaps the most famous and deeply researched of all the varieties of mushrooms. This may be due to the fact that they are a complete whole food. They are rich in protein, enzymes, minerals and they contain more than 130 triterpenoid compounds.
  • Maitake – Commonly referred to as the ‘Hen of the Woods’, the Maitake mushroom can be found in North America, China, and Europe. In addition to being a gourmet fungi, they are an excellent source of phospholipids, polysaccharides, antioxidants, and plant sterols.
  • Cordyceps – First discovered in the mountains of Tibet and China, Cordyceps mushrooms have been part of the edible mushroom community for thousands of years. They contain many of the same healthy components of other mushrooms and have been a popular extract in the formulas of premium quality supplements as well.
  • Organic Poria Cocos – Found on the roots of pine trees, the Poria mushroom has been a part of traditional Chinese medicine for over 5,000 years. Native Americans also used it for food. Its high fiber content, in addition to other common mushroom health benefits, has garnered the attention of the scientific community in recent years.
  • Wild Black Trumpet – Usually found near hardwood trees, the Wild Black Trumpet has become a highly sought after mushroom for its gourmet flavors. In addition to its amazing taste, this nutritious delicacy is also high in polyphenols, beta-glucans, polysaccharides, and trace minerals.

Clearly, mushrooms are a concentrated source of super nutrition. If you are looking for a way to get all of these valuable health benefits of mushrooms in one place then look no further than our Forest mushroom blend. This dietary supplement is uniquely designed to deliver a boost to your immune system and your energy levels.

8 August 2019

Did you know? Your gut plays a huge roll in how your whole body works. Everything from emotions to your immune system can be traced back to your gut. Recent advances in research have shown the importance of a healthy gut and how it plays a role in the communication between the nervous system as well as linking emotional and cognitive centers.

Getting your gut in check is easier than you think. By making some of these small changes to your daily routine you can achieve optimal gut health and have your body running like a well-oiled machine. Remember, while these changes are small they add up over time and it takes just that, time.

  • High-fiber foods: Whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables all contain prebiotic fibers that are good for your gut bacteria.
  • Omega-3 Fats: These fats are found in oily fish and in high quantities in the human brain. Omega-3 has been found to increase good bacteria in the gut. You can take Omega-3 as a stand-alone supplement or you can find it in our organic Wild MicroalgaeⓇ.
  • Probiotics: Taking probiotics daily helps to add to the good bacteria in our gut which in turn gets your gut running at optimal performance. At New Earth, we know and understand this very well, which is why we offer a variety of probiotic options to choose from to help you add to that good bacteria; Acidophilus, Bifidus, and Spectrabiotic.
  • Polyphenol- rich foods: Plant chemicals found in cocoa, green tea, olive oil, and coffee help to increase healthy gut bacteria.
  • Tryptophan-rich foods: Tryptophan is an amino acid that is converted to serotonin. Foods that contain tryptophan are turkey, eggs, cheese, and our organic Wild MicroalgaeⓇ.
  • Digestive enzymes: Our bodies can have a hard time digesting processed foods or heavy meals. Taking digestive enzymes helps the body to move that food along. You can find a few different options of enzymes right here at New Earth!

When it comes down to it, a big part of achieving optimal gut health is maintaining and nourishing your good bacteria. If these habits are new to you it may seem a little overwhelming at first. Fear not, we have a simple way to incorporate prebiotics, probiotics, enzymes, tryptophan, and Omega-3 in one step with Essentials, a convenient packet of the nutrients your gut and body as a whole crave day in and day out.

Here’s to YOUR good gut health!