School is back in session here in Northeast Missouri, and we're back to hot, sunny August weather. We hope all of the students reading are enjoying the first days of school!
We've been busy so far this month. We had a great trip to Atlanta recently for the Ancestral Health Symposium
and were fortunate enough to see some of our favorite vendors and authors, and bring home lots of delicious samples! Several of our founding members traveled to Bismarck, ND this past week for The Grassfed Exchange
, one of the best gatherings of grass-fed producers in the country. This event continues to grow as more producers enter this busy market.
We appreciate your patience as we have been working to restock some of our most popular products this week. Our Sugar-Free Pork Bacon
and Sugar-Free Beef Bacon
are now both in stock, as well as our Beef Oxtails
and Kerrygold Unsalted Butter
. We harvested chickens this week and expect to have more free range chicken in the store very soon!
Stay current with all of our restocks, sales and specials by following us on Facebook
, and find our newest recipes on Pinterest
or in our recipe section
. Stay tuned for a big giveaway we have planned to kick off our anniversary month in September!
Labor Day is right around the corner! If you need steaks
for the long weekend ahead, now is the time to order. Please have all orders placed by 10:00 am CST this Wednesday, August 28 to ensure delivery before Labor Day weekend. FedEx will be closed on Monday, September 2, so we will not be able to ship Monday.
John, Lee Ann, Tressa, Jennifer, Amanda and Laura on behalf of the farm families of U.S. Wellness Meats
Recent Health News|
Soft Drinks Linked to Behavioral Problems in Young Children
Americans buy more soft drinks per capita than people in any other country. These drinks are consumed by individuals of all ages, including very young children. Although soft drink consumption is associated with aggression, depression, and suicidal thoughts in adolescents, the relationship had not been evaluated in younger children. A new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics
finds that aggression, attention problems, and withdrawal behavior are all associated with soft drink consumption in young children.
Shakira Suglia, ScD, and colleagues from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, University of Vermont, and Harvard School of Public Health assessed approximately 3,000 5-year-old children enrolled in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a prospective birth cohort that follows mother-child pairs from 20 large U.S. cities. Mothers reported their child's soft drink consumption and completed the Child Behavior Checklist based on their child's behavior during the previous two months. The researchers found that 43% of the children consumed at least 1 serving of soft drinks per day, and 4% consumed 4 or more.
Aggression, withdrawal, and attention problems were associated with soda consumption. Even after adjusting for sociodemographic factors, maternal depression, intimate partner violence, and paternal incarceration, any soft drink consumption was associated with increased aggressive behavior. Children who drank 4 or more soft drinks per day were more than twice as likely to destroy things belonging to others, get into fights, and physically attack people. They also had increased attention problems and withdrawal behavior compared with those who did not consume soft drinks,
According to Dr. Suglia, "We found that the child's aggressive behavior score increased with every increase in soft drinks servings per day." Although this study cannot identify the exact nature of the association between soft drink consumption and problem behaviors, limiting or eliminating a child's soft drink consumption may reduce behavioral problems.
Elsevier. "Soft drinks linked to behavioral problems in young children." ScienceDaily, 16 Aug. 2013. Web. 20 Aug. 2013.
Rib Steak with French Flavors
- At least 1 hour before you plan to cook the steaks, take them out of the refrigerator so they can reach room temperature. Place the steaks in a glass bowl and coat all sides with the olive oil, then 2 tablespoons of the duck fat. The duck fat may solidify or stay in solid form as you coat the meat with it. This is okay. Sprinkle the thyme and black pepper over the steaks.
- Let the steaks rest in the bowl, covered, at room temperature for 1 hour.
- Heat the remaining tablespoon of duck fat over medium heat in a heavy frying pan. Cast iron is ideal, but stainless steel also works well. When the fat is hot and bubbly, carefully place the steaks in the pan.
- Cook for 4 to 7 minutes on each side over medium heat, depending on how you like your steaks. 4 minutes a side will give you a rare steak, 5 minutes a side will give you a medium rare steak, and longer will give you a steak that is pink to well done. Traditionally, this kind of steak was cooked very rare.
__________________________This healthy breakfast is brought to you by our good friend Stan Fishman, author of the very helpful Tender Grassfed Meat & Tender Grassfed Barbecue cookbooks. Check out his blog for more grass-fed recipes!If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email us.
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About U.S. Wellness Meats
U.S. Wellness Meats was founded on
September 1st, 2000. Pasture management and meat science research originated in 1997.
The company office is located in Monticello, Missouri in Lewis County which joins the Mississippi River 140 miles North of St. Louis.
The company has branched from beef products into: Grass-Fed Lamb, Pork, Poultry, Wild Caught Seafood, Grass-Fed Bison, Grass-Fed Butter, Raw Grass-Fed Cheese, Raw Honey, Gourmet Rabbit
, Pre-Cooked Entrees, Snacks, and Pet Food.
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