16 August 2018

Are you aware that bacteria keep you healthy? You have most likely heard about the gut microbiome, the trillions of microorganisms living inside your body. These microbes are essential to life as they outnumber your body’s cells by 10 to 1. There are different types of microbiome, and they can be either good or bad. Keeping your microbiome levels well-balanced is essential as the good bacteria work hard to keep your body healthy. However, having a high level of the bad bacteria inhibits the good bacteria from doing their work. Fortunately, you can increase the level of good bacteria by consuming probiotics (good bacteria).

Probiotics are present in yogurt and other fermented foods, and they stimulate the production of enzymes that help in the conversion of food into important nutrients, enhance absorption of food, and synthesize vitamins. Without probiotics, our bodies wouldn’t be able to digest food properly. Apart from digestion, they defend our bodies from illness by boosting our immunity. They do this by breaking down the allergy-causing protein, blocking toxins, and crowding out the harmful bacteria. Digestive experts recommend having a balance of 85 percent good bacteria and 15 percent bad bacteria. When the ratio gets out of balance, it will affect you in a negative way.

Researchers have conducted several studies on the benefits of probiotics on various health problems. Through this research, several benefits have been identified including improved digestion, improved immune function, and improved skin appearance.

With 80 percent of your immunity found in your gut, probiotics heavily assist with your immune function. Most of your immune cells are located in the intestinal tract, and probiotics will help boost your body’s immunity by preventing the growth of harmful bacteria in your gut. Additionally, some of the bacteria in your gut promote the production of antibodies which boosts your immune cells such as the T lymphocytes, lgA-producing cells, and the natural killer cells.

Probiotics can also help improve skin appearance. The skin is the largest organ, and it is the first line of defense against external pathogens. However, most of us don’t know that the skin reflects our internal health. Skin problems are often caused by immune system disruption, as well as nutritional and hormonal imbalances. Keep in mind that all these issues begin in your gut. Luckily, probiotics help in better absorption of nutrients and support our immune system response which leaves the skin healthier.

Choose the Right Probiotic Supplement
Although most people taking probiotic supplements have reported beneficial effects, not all of these supplements are created the equally. In fact, most of the supplements you will find out there won’t survive your stomach acids and make it to the gastrointestinal tract alive. However, Acidophilus and Bifidus are different. These products are filled with beneficial bacteria that are cultivated to promote intestinal health. Consuming the right supplements ensures that the good bacteria are where they should be, and help improve your health allowing you to live a vibrant life.

2 August 2018

Did you know that your gut can carry up to two kilograms of microbes (bacteria and other microscopic living things)? There are over 1,000 species of the tens of trillions of small organisms that live in your gut. However, most of us don’t know that these gut microbiotas play an important role in digestion and overall health.

Importance of Gut Microbiome
Gastrointestinal health is often the root cause of several health problems, and it’s important to restore it to improve your overall well-being. Most of the microbes in your body exist in your intestines which are found in a pocket like part of your large intestine known as the cecum, and they are commonly known as the gut microbiome. The beneficial bacteria in your gut are largely responsible for important body functions and have the capability to affect your body’s mineral and vitamin absorbency, digestion, hormone regulation, immune response, and the body’s ability to get rid of toxins. What’s more, the gut bacteria aid the production of some vitamins which boost the body’s immunity.

The bacteria found it your gut have a few other roles as well, including:

  • Digesting breast milk: The bacteria that first grow inside a baby’s intestines (Bifidobacteria) helps in the digestion of healthy sugars contained in breast milk and it’s important for the growth of the baby.
  • Aids in the extraction of calories and important nutrients like vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, fatty acids and minerals.
  • Assists in the digestion of fiber.

A healthy gut microbiome assists with a healthy gut overall. Bacteria such as Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli found in yogurt and probiotics help in sealing gaps that may exist between intestinal walls. These good bacteria also prevent harmful bacteria from placing themselves on the intestinal wall.

How to Support a Healthy Gut Microbiome
You can improve your microbiome by:

  • Eating fermented foods: Some of the fermented foods like kefir and yogurt contain healthy bacteria, mainly Lactobacilli, and they can help reduce harmful bacteria in the gut.
  • Eat foods rich in prebiotics: Prebiotics are fiber that helps in the growth of healthy bacteria. Examples of foods that contain prebiotics include bananas, oats, and apples.
  • Take probiotic supplements: Supplements such as New Earth’s Spectrabiotic® contain different live bacteria that can help restore your gut to a healthy state. Probiotic supplements do this by reseeding your gut with healthy microbes.

Poor diet, stress, age, over-sanitizing, and exposure to antibiotics can cause a shift in our microbes. When this happens, there are very little beneficial microbes left to effectively facilitate important processes in our bodies. Taking a probiotic supplement will replenish your beneficial gut bacteria and improve your overall health.

20 July 2018

Also referred to as ubiquinone, CoQ10 is the spark that provides energy production to every cell in your body including your heart which consumes more energy than any other organ. You get some coenzyme Q10 from the food you consume but most of it is produced naturally by your body. But, before conventional CoQ10 can benefit your body, it needs to be converted by your body into a more advanced form referred to as Ubiquinol.

Ubiquinol is the most reduced version of ubiquinone. Although they’re of the same molecule, after CoQ10 is reduced, it takes on two more electrons and turns into ubiquinol. This conversion occurs millions of times per second inside the mitochondria where energy is produced. Unfortunately, as you age, your bodies’ ability to convert ubiquinone into ubiquinol declines, especially from the age of 30 years. What’s more is that ubiquinol can be absorbed by your body up to eight times faster than ubiquinone.This explains why most adults are opting for the more advanced form of CoQ10.

Other Health Benefits of Ubiquinol

  • Apart from converting food into energy, ubiquinol has other health benefits. For starters, it is a lipid-soluble antioxidant. This means that it can work in the lipid parts of your body including cell membranes. This is one of very few fat-soluble antioxidants.
  • Ubiquinol is the only lipid-soluble antioxidant that is generated within your body without the need of ingesting it from food.
  • Because ubiquinol helps in the production of energy in all cells, anti-aging experts believe optimizing the mitochondria is a powerful strategy to extend your life.

Why Ubiquinol is Better than Ubiquinone
The most important organs in your body including the heart and brain need higher amounts of cellular energy for them to function at optimal levels. For your body to make this energy, it needs CoQ10 in its most reduced form (ubiquinol). Inside the mitochondria, ubiquinol uses the additional two electrons to help convert food to a fuel commonly referred to as ATP.

Unlike ubiquinone, ubiquinol is a powerful antioxidant due to its two extra electrons. These electrons are important because they help in neutralizing free radicals that are produced by the mitochondria. Free radicals are harmful to your body because they are always looking to steal more electrons in your body from proteins, DNA, and lipids. Removing electrons from a cell oxidizes molecules and eventually cause damage to your health. The additional two electrons in ubiquinol are used to neutralize free radicals that would otherwise cause metabolic problems. This means ubiquinol is the only form of CoQ10 that can help protect the mitochondria from free radicals.

Where can you Find Ubiquinol?
You can find small amounts of ubiquinol in the foods you eat like avocados. Unfortunately, you would have to eat over 50 avocados a day to get 100mg of ubiquinol which is the daily recommended amount. However, due to the insufficient dietary CoQ10 intake, you can find this vital nutrient in supplements like Energize by New Earth.

Whether you need additional support for a healthy heart—or you just want to stay healthy as you age, ubiquinol will help promote heart health and healthy energy levels in your body. Keep in mind that over 90 percent of your body’s cellular energy production requires ubiquinol.

5 July 2018

Supplements, skin care, jewelry, makeup, these are just a few of the categories you will find in the Direct Sales industry. The industry has been around for several decades with increased popularity and huge strides over the last ten years. The standard 9-5 (or more!) is losing popularity as the demand for flexibility increases. Men and women are fighting for a better balance between work and family, and Direct Selling offers just that and much more.

What exactly is Direct Selling?

Direct Selling is retailing products directly to the consumer. For example, rather than running to purchase your supplements from some megaseller online, you can purchase them directly from a New Earth Associate in person or online. It not only makes the purchasing process easier for the consumer but it allows anyone from anywhere to operate a successful home-based business.

Direct Selling is an industry that thrives on personal connection and building relationships, something we all need in this life. It’s about establishing a relationship between the Associate (salesperson) and customer rather than a one-off transaction.

Where does the money come in?

An Associate (Independent Contractor) has the opportunity to earn an income based on both their sales efforts and team building efforts. Every Direct Sales company has their own compensation plan that rewards the efforts of their Associates.

What are the other benefits?
Direct selling offers the opportunity to earn an income while building relationships and so much more.

Low Entry Cost: If you’re an entrepreneur you understand how expensive it is to open a business. With Direct Selling you can be up and running with everything you need for about 100-200 dollars.

Freedom: Those who participate in Direct Selling have the freedom to work from anywhere!

Flexibility: Its something most of us desire and few have. This industry allows the Associate to choose when they work and for how long. It all depends on the individual and their goals.

Growth: You choose your destiny. Grow fast or slow, big or small; it’s all up to you.

Personal Growth: Enjoy ongoing training on both a personal and business level. The path is laid out with all of the tools—you just have to take it and use your resources.

Friendship: This is the business of relationships. Those who take advantage of Direct Sales create friendships that last a lifetime.

Is it for you?
That’s your choice. Learn more about the New Earth opportunity and how it could have a positive impact on your life!

21 June 2018

Algae are some of the oldest and most simple organisms on our beautiful planet, existing everywhere there is nutrient-rich water and sunlight. There are over 300,000 different algae strains, but only a handful are utilized for commercial purposes to be used around the globe by health-conscious individuals for a variety of dietary needs.

At the bottom of the food chain, algae have been the basis for the renewal of life on earth for many years. They are, quite simply, the some of the most important organisms on the planet. Here at New Earth, our focus is on high-quality Wild Microalgae – which has the scientific name Aphanizomenon flos-aquae – or more simply – AFA.

Native to Klamath Lake in the high desert region of Southern Oregon, AFA is a species of blue-green microalgae, chock full of vital nutrients including pigments, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids and many other phytonutrients, all of which provide a wide range of health benefits.

Nestled in the Cascade Mountain Range at an elevation of 4,100 feet, anchored in the porous volcanic earth, with an average depth of 8 feet and nearly 300 days of sunshine a year, Klamath Lake enjoys a unique ecosystem. At more than 20 miles long and 8 miles wide, the lake is one of the largest natural freshwater lakes west of the Mississippi River.

The secret of the lake’s nutritional potency lies in the volcanic rock that gently filters water through its 35 feet of mineral-rich sediment. Add to that the network of pristine, snow-fed mountain tributaries and springs that feed the lake and you have the ideal home for Wild Microalgae, Earth’s original superfood.

The life cycle of Aphanizomenon flos-aquae is like any other. There is new life, growth, decline and then the birth of a new generation.

In the winter AFA settles in the sediments at the bottom of Klamath Lake in the form of specialized cells called akinetes.

Akinetes are regenerative cells that spawn a new generation of AFA every spring. AFA obtains its energy through photosynthesis, so in late spring these akinetes begin to germinate in response to an increase in water temperature and sunlight. The microscopic cells begin to multiply, forming long, thin filaments. The filaments then join together to form colonies that are visible to the naked eye. These AFA colonies look like small blades of grass floating in the water.

As the conditions become optimal for growth, AFA enters into an exponential growth phase. This is the summer bloom. It is at this time that AFA is so abundant in Klamath Lake, the harvest season begins.

One of AFA’s secret weapons is the ability to “fix” nitrogen. Specialized cells called heterocysts convert atmospheric nitrogen – that is dissolved in the lake water – into a usable form of nitrogen. Nitrogen is a limiting nutrient for the growth of plants, and because AFA makes it’s own, it out-competes all other algae and dominates the lake’s microalgal ecosystem.

The summer harvest generally lasts only for a few weeks in July. When the lake water becomes too warm to support AFA growth in August, the bloom disperses.

In September, as the conditions are again optimal for growth, there is another AFA bloom and harvest.

In late fall, as the waters cool and there are fewer hours of sunlight, AFA begins to decline. AFA senses that winter is coming and begins to produce akinete cells for the following spring. The akinetes settle into the sediment at the bottom of the lake where they will remain throughout the winter. And when the lake begins to warm the following spring, the cycle of life for AFA begins again.