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!

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.

Nurture your gut-brain axis with Essentials! Try Essentials risk-free today with our empty bottle guarantee!

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.

Go ahead, try it today with our empty bottle guarantee!