23 May 2019

What is the gut-brain axis?
The brain and gastrointestinal tract are closely connected. 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 plays a significant part in communicating to the brain what is happening in the gut, and is often referred to as the “second brain.”

The gut-brain axis, or ENS, is connected physically by some 500 million neurons in the gut. Neurons are found in the brain, central nervous system—which runs throughout the body—and the gastrointestinal tract, or gut. It is estimated that there are around 100 billion neurons in the brain alone.

The gut and brain are also connected biochemically by more than 30 various neurotransmitters. Some of the more commonly recognized neurotransmitters are serotonin, acetylcholine, dopamine, and GABA (gamma-amino butyrate, or gamma-aminobutyric acid). It is interesting to note that a number of neurotransmitters, and other substances, are produced by certain species of the gut microbiota/microflora. It is estimated that 90% of peripheral serotonin is manufactured in the gut. Since these neurotransmitters and other chemicals can have an effect on the brain, improving the gut microflora may positively affect the brain and the immune system.

Neurotransmitters are not the only substances produced by our gut microbiota/microflora, metabolites are produced as well. Metabolites are substances produced via the process of metabolism. Gut microbes produce a lot of a certain metabolite, SCFA (short chain fatty acids), which are important in forming the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the barrier between the brain and the blood vessels. These gut microbes are required for normal brain development. In adulthood, they also play an important role in brain function.

The gut and brain are directly connected by the vagus nerve, a major nerve that connects the gut and brain and allows them to “communicate” with one another. Signals can be sent via the vagus nerve in either direction—from the gut to the brain, or from the brain to the gut. Some research suggests that the vagus nerve can also play a role in stress. Stress can inhibit the signals sent via the vagus nerve and may ultimately cause gastrointestinal issues. The vagus nerve is likely the most important pathway for this bi-directional communication between the gut and brain.

How does it work?
The role played by the gut microbiome in the gut-brain signaling process is not completely understood; however, this back and forth signaling/communication network has the potential to alter both brain and gut activity. The process is complicated and involves the gut microbiome, the vagus nerve, gut signaling hormones/neurotransmitters/other substances produced by the gut microbiome, the immune system and the metabolism of tryptophan.

People dealing with gastrointestinal issues may find that these issues may trigger large emotional changes. On the other hand, people who are dealing with stress, anxiety, or other emotional issues, such as depression, may find that these issues have a direct effect on the GI tract. These experiences demonstrate the two-way street, or back and forth, communication between the brain and the GI tract. Even exposure to stress on a short-term basis can impact the intestinal microbiome.

How can you nurture your gut-brain axis?
It starts with the right foods that nourish you. These include oily fish, high fiber foods, foods that are rich in polyphenols, tryptophan-rich foods, and fermented foods.

The human brain is composed of nearly 60 percent fat, including Omega 3 fatty acids, such as EPA (eicosapentanoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These fatty acids help to maintain brain health by forming new brain cells and building cell membranes. Oily fish are an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids.

Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds all provide the gut with important fibers. These fibers are utilized by beneficial microorganisms (probiotics) that inhabit the intestinal tract, and are considered to be” prebiotic” fibers—they help nourish the beneficial microorganisms.

Other foods contain plant chemicals called polyphenols which are also digested by intestinal microorganisms. These plant chemicals can be sourced from green tea, cocoa, coffee, and olive oil. These polyphenols can help to increase beneficial gut bacteria, and may also help improve certain intestinal conditions. Polyphenols may also help improve cognition.

Tryptophan is an amino acid that is converted into the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin is better known as a brain neurotransmitter; however, the vast majority of serotonin—approximately 90%–is manufactured in the gut. Cheese, eggs, and turkey are all good sources of tryptophan.

Fermented foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut, kefir, kimchi and cheese all contain probiotics—beneficial bacteria—such as lactic acid bacteria (like acidophilus) that not only benefit the gut, but also may help to positively alter brain activity.

Oftentimes, in today’s world, it can be difficult to fit all of those food categories in. So what then is the solution?

At New Earth, we turn to Essentials. These convenient packets are filled with organically sourced superfoods, enzymes and probiotics that nurture your gut and provide your body with vital nutrients.

More specifically, Essentials contains Body and Mind microalgae; Enzymes; and probiotics—Acidophilus and Bifidus.

Body microalgae helps boost immune system function, enhance physical performance, and supports the ability to resist stress. Body microalgae contains small amounts of EFA’s, essential fatty acids, Omega 3.The microalgae also serves as a prebiotic for gut microbes.

Mind microalgae helps energize brain activity, heightens mental acuity and concentration, as well as supports the immune and central nervous systems. This microalgae contains small amounts of EFA’s, essential fatty acids, and Omega 3 fatty acids. Mind microalgae also serves as a prebiotic for gut microbes.

Enzymes promote optimal digestion and assimilation, and help increase nutrient value from the food you consume.

Acidophilus is a probiotic that helps provide natural immune system support, helps maintain digestive system health, and helps process and absorb nutrients from food. Certain probiotics also contribute to the production of neurotransmitters.

Bifidus is a probiotic that helps provides regulatory and gastrointestinal health, natural immune support, and helps maintain a healthy intestinal ecology. Certain probiotics also contribute to the production of some neurotransmitters.

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8 May 2019

Algae, its an intricate part of our environment…the oceans are full of it, clean biofuel is sourced from it, sushi is wrapped in it, and small to large bodies of water love to host it. All true, these common understandings signify something more profound.

The algae story begins at the beginning. When the Earth was covered in toxic gas, two mighty and symbiotic organisms—algae and fungi—transformed it into an oxygen-rich biosphere. Today algae provide up to 70 percent of all oxygen on Earth. There’s more to this story, but we’ll jump to 8,000 years ago when a historic volcanic eruption shook the old-growth forests of southern Oregon.

A vast explosion showered mineral-rich ash for thousands of miles and formed Crater Lake—the deepest and purest lake in the Western Hemisphere. At just under 2,000 feet of pristine water, the caldera’s rim averages an elevation of 7,000 feet, creating an awe-inspiring display of raw power. The heart of a complex network of pristine lakes, rivers, and mountain springs feeding Upper Klamath Lake, is Crater Lake, the fortuitous catalyst.

Now fast forward to the late 1980s: A team of scientists and educators discovered a wild strain of algae, nourished by a deep bed of mineral-rich volcanic sediment and blooming in the largest freshwater lake in Oregon. The cataclysmic eruption of Mount Mazama, now known as Crater Lake, fostered conditions for another natural wonder: Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) or organic Wild Microalgae®—a potent, edible microalgae with unique nutritional properties. Nature’s perfect food.

When these scientists began eating this algae, they experienced more energy, vitality, clarity, and a stronger immune response. They felt better, slept better, and even looked better. The science emerged, confirming they had discovered an abundant, sustainable, and unparalleled source of organic nutrients. Over the next 30 years, algal experts mapped a nutritional profile of a single-celled organism unparalleled in our food chain. New Earth’s organic Wild Microalgae contains a remarkably balanced nutritional profile of pigments like chlorophyll, 13 essential vitamins, 60 micronutrients including 23 trace elements, and Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids most commonly found in fish oil.

The research-backed nutrient list continues, but perhaps the most astounding quality of this algae is the amino acid profile. A complete vegetarian protein, organic Wild Microalgae contains all 20 standard amino acids in quantities nearly identical to human breast milk. This tiny organism holds ancient wisdom that billions of dollars of research and development haven’t mastered. And the only harvestable source in the world is Upper Klamath Lake.

As you can see, this Algae, organic Wild Microalgae, is much more than pond scum. It’s a superior superfood like no other and consuming it daily could transform your life with vitality that you never thought possible. The smartest thing you can do for your health might just be giving your body the raw nutrients it needs to function and heal itself the way nature intended.

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25 April 2019

Health coach, personal trainer, yoga teacher, massage therapist…Wellness Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes. And, in today’s world we need all of them. There is no single path or blueprint to wellness. Every body and person is different, making their needs, strengths and weaknesses different. That’s where the modern day Wellness Entrepreneur steps in helping their clients with specific needs and moving them closer to total wellness and a better life.

The ever growing health and wellness industry is absolutely massive. It’s a trillion dollar industry that continues to gain interest and popularity. The desire for great health is no trend. People all over the world are jumping on the wellness train and gaining interest in organics, natural products, fitness, nutrition and more!

Simply put, people want to feel and look their best and they are more than willing to invest in their wellness. They are moving away from fake foods and harmful ingredients and towards organic and natural foods, alternative medicine, wholefood supplements and services that help them create their best life. They are taking the necessary steps to create vitality and longevity.

So, where do you fit into this wellness revolution? It all depends on your skill set, interests and desired lifestyle. Let’s look at what that may look like…

You currently work a “9 to 5” but you desire more in life. You want your work to be meaningful, you enjoy helping people and you are motivated. So you take a leap of faith in yourself and go for it. You start your own wellness-based business. At first it’s your side hustle and eventually it becomes your full time career.

After a while your day may look like this…

You start each day with a focus on your wellbeing, moving your body, hydrating, and supplying your body with wholefood goodness. Today you are working from the comfort of your home but tomorrow you are working from the Oregon coast because your work goes where you go. You move along in your day helping your clients achieve optimal nutrition through real food supplements. You spend some time with your team–coaching them, educating them, and helping them grow their business. And finally, you finish the day working on yourself and your personal development. When it comes down to it, you are in the business of helping others.

Sounds pretty great, right? With a leap of faith in yourself, daily hard work, and action, you can create the life illustrated above. You can become a Wellness Entrepreneur. And, it doesn’t require a college degree or special education. You can begin right where you are today and learn along the way, all while earning an income.

All you have to do is decide what you want and put in the necessary work to get there.

Learn more about becoming a Wellness Entrepreneur with New Earth today!

11 April 2019

Boost Your Brain Power

With today’s food system, supplementing has become an important part of a healthy diet. Millions around the world utilize supplements for everything from joint support to better digestion. In fact, you likely use some form of supplementation in your daily routine already. Have you ever stopped to think about what adding a supplement for your mind could do?

The brain is a miraculous and complex organ and it plays a vital role in day-to-day operations. Put simply, it’s is responsible for sending and receiving information that is vital to the body’s general functions and it’s always working. It’s a network of knowledge and information, it’s a motor for creativity, and it allows you to continue to learn and grow through life. It is one of your most valuable assets. So, how can you nourish and fuel this asset? Mind

Let’s look at the science behind Mind and its benefits for brain reinforcement.

Mind, composed of a single ingredient, organic Wild Microalgae®, is a concentration of nutrients, created by carefully removing the cellular membrane of the algae through our exclusive solvent-free process (mechanical) that produces an abundant source of raw materials to stimulate brain activity and intensify your concentration and mental clarity.

The removal of the cell wall exposes the nucleus of the microalgae, which contains different vitamins and minerals, phycocyanins, chlorophyll, and proteins. These nutrients are broken down during digestion and then available for assimilation. The proteins in the algae are then broken down into amino acids, which are used by the body to form neuropeptides. Neuropeptides allow neurons to communicate with each other.

This near perfect food contains all 20 standard amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, phenylethylamine (PEA), and antioxidant pigments phycocyanin and chlorophyll. In addition, organic Wild Microalgae contains an ideal balance of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, complex sugars, and fiber.

  • Amino Acids: Amino acids are the functional blocks of proteins. There are 20 essential amino acids, and AFA contains them all. Each amino acid offers a variety of health benefits, but all together provide fuel and vital energy, build and maintain neuropeptides and help bio-modulate emotions and mood.
  • Essential fatty acids: Our microalgae also provides essential fatty acids in a completely natural way. Approximately 45% of the lipids (fats) within the AFA are essential fatty acids. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are both found in organic Wild Microalgae. With our food system and food habits nowadays most people are not consuming the proper amount of these types of fatty acids. Omega-3 is an essential nutrient for the brain and nervous system; studies suggest that Omega-3 benefits mood.
  • Phenylethylamine (PEA): Organic Wild Microalgae contains PEA, the feel-good chemical. PEA regulates neurons and transmits signals between neurons and the central nervous system. It is known to optimize mood and concentration and reduce stress.
  • Minerals: Organic Wild Microalgae contains 13 remarkable elements and trace elements. These minerals are all used by the human body in minute quantities for various functions.
  • Vitamins: Organic Wild Microalgae also contains 13 different vitamins, including vitamin K and several of the B vitamins.
  • Antioxidants: Organic Wild Microalgae contains components that have antioxidant activity, such as the pigments mentioned above. In addition, other components in AFA, such as L-cystine, glycine, and L-glutamate are used by the liver to form glutathione, a powerful antioxidant. Superoxide dismutase (SOD, a family of enzymes), is also found in AFA, and contributes to antioxidant activity.

While the brain only accounts for two percent of total body weight, it uses up to 20 percent of the total energy of the body. Fortunately, Mind helps promote brain power by giving you the nutrients you need. The removed cell wall allows greater access to the amino acids that are the most important raw material for the accumulation of neuropeptides.

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28 March 2019

Modern society tells us we need to look and feel young forever. While we can temporarily cover up the physical signs of aging the only real way to live younger for longer is to practice a healthy lifestyle and support your adult stem cells. As we grow older, the process for creating new cells slows. That is why it is so important to give your body the fuel it needs to stay healthy and repair itself naturally.

Stem cells are naturally occurring in the body, often referred to as “master cells” that can develop into many different cell types in the body, such as muscle cells, red blood cells, or skin cells.

New stem cells migrate to the areas in the body where they are needed most, serving as a repair system for the body. You can consider them the “blank checks” of the healthy body that supports the body’s natural renewal system!

For this reason, it is critical to keep our stem cells in peak condition. But, how to we do this? Look for further than Renew, a breakthrough natural product that is proven to increase adult stem cell production up to 70%—safely and naturally!*

The amazing benefits of this product are credited to its synergistic formula.

Renew contains botanicals already proven to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. What makes Renew such a pivotal product is the synergistic effect these botanicals have when combined into one formula. This means that the increase in stem cell production gained from using Renew is far greater than what occurs through the use of the ingredients individually.

Renew is infused with a variety of natural ingredients including green tea extract, wild blueberry, wild blueberry extract, vitamin D3, carnosine, and organic Wild Microalgae® extract. The result is a product that delivers a powerful boost to your stem cells.

Green Tea Extract: Green Tea Extract is rich in antioxidant polyphenols, flavonoids, and catechins, which are thought to be more powerful at halting cellular oxidation than vitamins C and E.

Wild Blueberries & Wild Blueberry Extract: Wild blueberries are naturally high in antioxidants. Studies suggest dietary supplementation with foods high in antioxidants, such as blueberries, can prevent and even reverse cellular and behavioral parameters that decline as a function of aging.

Carnosine: Carnosine is an antioxidant amino acid naturally present in the human body that may delay the natural aging of cells and extend the lifespan of adult stem cells. Research on cellular senescence (the end of the life cycle of dividing cells) suggests that the dietary nutrient carnosine has the remarkable ability to rejuvenate cells approaching senescence, restoring normal appearance and extending cellular lifespan.

Vitamin D3: Vitamin D3 is the type best recognized by our bodies. Recent laboratory studies demonstrate that vitamin D3 has a dramatic effect on stimulating the proliferation of various forms of stem cells, particularly those involved with the immune system.

Organic Wild Microalgae®: Organic Wild Microalgae is nature’s nanotechnology! Algae delivers a vast array of micronutrients that supercharges your body’s ability to maintain superior overall physical well-being. Organic Wild Microalgae is filled with phytonutrients, plant-based proteins, minerals, essential fatty acids and a wide spectrum of micronutrients.

This proprietary blend aids your body’s natural repair and renewal system and is known to:

  • Increase vitality.
  • Enhance your body’s own natural repair system.
  • Turn back the clock by supporting cellular renewal.*
  • Live your best life at any age.
  • Promote natural adult stem cell growth.*

Renew is beginning a revolution in the health and wellness industry. Help your body maintain a vibrant lifestyle that naturally challenges the aging process. With Renew, your body can fight off the effects of oxidative stress, and begin to renew and regenerate—quickly, safely, and noticeably.

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*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.

**This testing was done in vitro and the increases noted are for three different types of adult stem cells.