18 July 2019

Smoothies have been a staple health food since the 1930s. They have even enjoyed several upgrades with the addition of vitamins and supplements. Now the smoothie has finally evolved. Say hello to the smoothie bowl.

The smoothie bowl has become an internet sensation since exploding on the scene in 2016. This thicker version of the smoothie offers a whole new set of options to spice up the traditional health drink.

The Making of a Smoothie Bowl
If you haven’t tried one of these delicious bowls yet, then you are in for a treat. The main difference between a smoothie and smoothie bowl is the base. The base of a smoothie bowl is thicker and creamier than your traditional smoothie. To accomplish this consistency add a little more frozen fruit or veggies than your traditional smoothie.

After you blend up your base, pour it into a bowl and let the fun begin. The next step is to decorate the top of your creamy mixture with your favorite healthy toppings. You can add items such as granola, chia seeds, and fruit slices. You can also garnish your concoctions with coconut butter and even collagen powder. You are only limited by your imagination and your calorie counter.

Not sure where to start? Try out one of our favorites!

Tropical New Earth Smoothie Bowl
Ingredients:
1 cup of frozen pineapple
1 cup of frozen mango
1 handful of spinach
1-2 emptied capsules of Mind
¼ cup of coconut water (enough to get your desired consistency)

Poor a small amount of coconut water into your blender. Add the frozen pineapple, frozen mango, a handful of spinach, capsules of Mind, and coconut water. Slowly add in more coconut water until you reach a thickness you like. Keep in mind; you want to be able to eat it with a spoon. Once you have reached your desired consistency pour it in a bowl and top with your favorite fruits and nuts!

Why Not Make it a Wild one
If you are looking for the perfect addition to your smoothie bowl, then you should consider adding in one of our favorite superfoods, organic Wild Microalgae (which is a type of blue-green algae). Our preference is a product we call Mind, a concentration of the nutrients you can find in New Earth’s organic Wild Microalgae. Mind is the heart of the algae with the cell wall carefully removed, allowing greater access to the high overall amino acid content, which makes Mind an abundant source of raw materials for building the neuropeptides that feed and enhance brain activity.*

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Happy blending!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

11 July 2019

Brain fog, we all get it from time to time. It causes tasks to take longer than normal, concentration to wander, and leaves us feeling on the lethargic side. Simply put, its a generalized sense of not feeling 100 percent. So the question is: Why does this happen and what causes this annoying brain fog?

Let’s start with what its not. Brain fog is not a serious condition or abnormality. There are no studies that suggest that it is a sign of early dementia or disease either. The cause is simply lifestyle.

Every day we are exposed to a variety of toxins and substances that are less than helpful for our health. This daily exposure adds up over time and sometimes it’s more than the body can handle. When this happens it adversely affects many organs in the body, specifically the gut and the brain.

The gut and the brain are directly connected. The Gut-Brain Axis, as it is called, drives the body as a whole.

During human embryonic development, the nervous system is the first system to develop in the body. It develops almost simultaneously with the gastrointestinal system, and in fact, is “hardwired” into the gut—this is called the enteric nervous system, or ENS. The ENS is in constant communication with the central nervous system.

In a nutshell, the brain is directly affected by the state of the gut. When the gut is happy the brain is happy. The reverse is also true.

The gut microbiota, the microorganisms in the GI tract, play a crucial role in overall health. When you keep this ecosystem balanced and in a state of homeostasis, it helps to keep you happy and healthy.

As your system is overloaded with toxins and other substances the gut microbiota can fall out of balance and cause what we know as brain fog.

With that, the foods and supplements we put in our bodies have a big influence on brain fog. Foods can either support or harm the state of our mind as they directly impact the gut microbiota. When the gut microbiota is out of balance and begins to favor non-beneficial bacteria we often experience the fatigue and symptoms associated with brain fog.

Addressing an out of balance gut microbiota is oftentimes not an overnight task, it can take time and require lifestyle changes. Remember, health and wellbeing start in the gut. When we treat it with respect and properly provide nourishment, it will keep us healthy in return.

Is the gut microbiota the only cause of brain fog? No, but it is a typical suspect. So, what can you do to help kick brain fog? Here are a few tips for you:

  1. Get plenty of rest. Go to bed at a decent hour and wake up around the same time each day.
  2. Manage stress. Practice daily meditation, yoga, deep breathing or tai chi.
  3. Move your body. Our bodies were meant to move each and every day.
  4. Minimize toxins. Look at what you are putting in and on your body each day, the products you are cleaning your house and washing your clothes with and turn to natural alternatives where you can.
  5. Support your gut. Turn to enzymes and probiotics to help support your gut. At New Earth, we recommend a packet of Essentials a day.
  6. Experience nature. Get out in nature daily if possible.
  7. Keep alcohol consumption to a minimum.
  8. Hydrate. Drink plenty of water each day.
  9. Smile, laugh and enjoy life.
4 July 2019

Get Your Slant On

The Blue Zones Project tells us that those who live the longest have nine common practices that attribute to their longevity and health, referred to as the Power 9. Number five is Plant Slant, which encourages those who wish to live a long healthy life to make plants the highlight of their diet. This summer, take a page from the Blue Zones Project and shift your focus to nourishing your body with fruits and veggies that are loaded with nourishing vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and more.

Need a little convincing? No problem. Here are a few of our favorite health benefits of a plant slant.

Digestion: Good health starts in the gut and today science tells us that a happy gut feeds a happy mind, we call this the gut-brain axis. Fruits and veggies are loaded with one of our favorite F words…Fiber, a key component to a healthy digestive system. Not to mention the variety of vitamins and minerals that a healthy digestive system can absorb. Turn to a variety of leafy greens like romaine, spinach, and kale.

Support Your Summer Bod: Summer is the season of bikinis and board shorts. With that, it’s the season to show off the glow of your summer bod, also known as your skin, the largest organ of the body. Believe it or not, glowing skin starts with the foods you consume. This summer incorporate foods that contain plenty of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin C. These lovely nutrients help to support healthy collagen. Turn to foods like organic Wild Microalgae also known as blue-green algae, strawberries and chia seeds.

Beat the Bloat: Bloat, it’s downright uncomfortable and summer BBQs often have a way of incorporating a fair share of foods that cause bloating. Beat the bloat and discomfort by consuming foods that are high in potassium. A couple of our favorites include avocadoes and bananas. Both delicious and nutritious!

A simple trip to Pinterest will provide you with more than enough plant slant, veggie-loaded recipes. Have fun, experiment and enjoy. You will be amazed at what your body does for you when you provide it with the right fuel. We call this living the #NewEarthLife.

20 June 2019

Algae is truly one of the worlds greatest gifts. It helps to oxygenate our world, provides a habitat for wildlife and some strains provide the human body with optimal nutrition. Rich in vitamins, trace elements, amino acids, and essential fatty acids, organic Wild Microalgae® and Spirulina are both known as superfoods and are remarkable strains of blue-green algae.

So, what exactly is the difference between these two remarkable superfoods?

Spirulina and organic Wild Microalgae are both freshwater algae, however, their habitat and harvesting processes are quite different. While Spirulina exists in the wild, a majority of the superfood that you find on the shelves is cultivated in controlled environments.

Organic Wild Microalgae, also known as Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) is a rare blue-green algae that is found abundantly in only one place in the world, upper Klamath Lake in southern Oregon. The wild proliferation of this amazing, nutrient-rich superfood, can only be attributed to the area’s unique climate and geological history, and the lake’s expansive surface area and shallow depth. All made possible by the eruption of Mt. Mazama over 7000 years ago.

This historic eruption left the entire Klamath Basin blanketed in tons of pyroclastic nutrients–the massive annual blooms of AFA may not have otherwise been possible. In a way, we have a volcanic eruption to thank for one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet.

Spirulina and AFA are both superfoods with an exceptional array of nutrients but when it comes to nutrient profiles AFA takes the lead.

Spirulina is filled with multiple pigments including allophycocyanin, chlorophyll, carotenoids and phycocyanin; a variety of B vitamins including B1, B2, B3, B6, and B9; lipids; protein; vitamins A, C, D, and E; and essential and trace minerals.

It is a robust algae that when dried is roughly 60% protein making an excellent source of plant-based protein.

Organic Wild Microalgae, on the other hand, is a near perfect superfood. This strain of blue-green algae contains all 20 standard amino acids, making it a complete source of protein. It also contains 13 necessary vitamins, 23 trace elements and elements, essential fatty acids, antioxidant pigments phycocyanin and chlorophyll, and the mental energy activator phenylethylamine (PEA).

What’s more, AFA has a well-rounded nutritional composition with an ideal balance of complex sugars, fiber, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.

When it comes down to it, these two strains of blue-green algae are superb superfoods, but when compared side by side AFA wins the battle. Interested in putting AFA, the nutritional powerhouse to the test? Try it risk-free with our 90-day empty bottle guarantee!

6 June 2019

Side Hustle: A side hustle is any type of employment undertaken in addition to one’s full-time job. A side hustle is generally freelance or piecework in nature, providing a supplemental income.

You’ve likely heard the phrase a time or two. It’s ever growing in popularity and necessary in the world we live in, that is, if you are looking for a little more out of life.

Henry Ford once said, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” So the question is, do you want to live an average life or an extraordinary life? If the answer is extraordinary, you must do what extraordinary people do.

For whatever reason most people settle for average, for enough, for mediocre. Most are content with waking up doing the same thing at the same job that doesn’t pay them nearly enough and dictates how they use their time. Very few people are willing to hustle, but those that do reap the rewards and build the life they desire.

Side hustle, is it for you? Not convinced? Here are three reasons why you need a side hustle.

Multiple Streams of Income
Having multiple streams of income is empowering. It allows you to be more self-reliant. Having one stream of income is like putting all of your eggs in one basket. What would you do if your job was gone tomorrow? Just like that, your sole incream stream is gone. That’s downright terrifying!

Now, imagine the same scenario with multiple streams of income. Yes, one of your streams is now gone, but you still have at least one, or maybe several other streams of income you can rely on while you figure out your new plan and next income stream. It’s empowering, it’s safe, and it provides you with a sense of security.

What’s more, it allows you to expand your earning potential and puts the power in your court. You will no longer rely on an employer to give you a raise and pay you what you are worth. Side hustles allow you to dictate your earning potential. It’s not easy but it’s worth it.

Personal Development and Education
As an employee, you are likely assigned a certain range of tasks. Someone is likely telling you what to do, what your priorities are, and what your deadlines are. Sure, you have a say to an extent but you have to meet the standards and requirements that someone else has determined for you.

When it comes to a side hustle you determine what you do and when you do it. When you succeed it’s because of you and the same goes for when you fail, and sometimes you will. It is through the process of failure and success that we learn. It’s a real world, real experience degree. There is not a single school that can teach you the skills that you will acquire from a side hustle.

A side hustle is going to get you out of your comfort zone and expand your horizons. It will give you real-world knowledge of how to market and sell, evaluate a contract, network, negotiate and more. And, with all of this you become more marketable as an entrepreneur and employee.

Harness Your Passion
Your side hustle can and should be an opportunity to work in an arena that you are passionate about. Why? A side hustle should enhance your life, not be a chore. It should be something that you are excited to work on, not another job. It’s an opportunity to spend time on the things you enjoy each day while earning an income.

So, where should you begin?
If you are passionate about health and wellness, start right here, with New Earth!

At New Earth, we are in the business of helping people achieve better health and experience more joy out of life. Sound worthwhile? You can join us. You have an opportunity to do something wonderful and unique for yourself and for others. You have the opportunity to become a Wellness Entrepreneur… and it’s right in front of you.

It’s time to do something different. It’s time to make a path that will help you live the life you desire or create an exciting additional income stream while helping others navigate their path to wellness and vitality. Now is your time and New Earth is your vessel.

Take the first step, learn more HERE!