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September 8, 2013
Monticello, Missouri

Dear John,    

  Summer Sunset
September is off to a fast start here at US Wellness Meats.  We are celebrating our 13th year in business, and are so grateful to our readers and customers for helping us reach this milestone! Our company was officially founded 13 years ago this month, in September 2000.  So much has changed over the last few years, but much has remained the same.  We are honored to be your source for quality grass-fed proteins and are always open to your suggestions and comments.  We can be reached anytime via email, Facebook, Twitter or our Blog

Thank you to everyone who helped send the summer out in style by signing up to win the end of summer giveaway.  Congratulations to lucky winner Christopher C., who won a 5-Piece Starter Set courtesy of Lodge Cast Iron, along with $150 worth of US Wellness Meats goodies.  We are huge fans of the cookware from Lodge Cast Iron, and if you haven't tried cooking a steak on one of their skillets, you might want to check them out.  These would make great Christmas gifts for the hard-to-buy-for person on your list!

We are very excited to have chef Amy Densmore from Paleo Cupboard as our feature chef this month!  Her website is a wonderful resource for those new to paleo as well as for seasoned veterans of the paleo diet.  Be sure to visit her website and the new recipe page for some unique paleo-friendly recipe ideas. 

In case you missed it, our good friends Bill and Hayley from the Food Lovers Kitchen celebrated their royal paleo wedding this past weekend.  We were lucky enough to have them visit our farms last spring and couldn't be happier for the new Mr. and Mrs. Staley!

Thank you to all of our Facebook fans and followers who helped us hit the 25,000 'likes' milestone this week!  We truly appreciate your continued interest and support.  Stay tuned for a special Facebook contest & giveaway coming soon in honor of this special feat.

We would also like to wish all of our grandparents a happy Grandparent's Day today!  The first Sunday after Labor Day is a special day meant to honor all of these important family members.  We hope you have a fantastic day!

Thankful Regards,    


John, Lee Ann, Tressa, Jennifer, Amanda and Laura on behalf of the farm families of U.S. Wellness Meats  

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healthRecent Health News
Calcium Supplements May Not Prevent Bone Loss in Women With Breast Cancer

Women undergoing treatment for breast cancer are widely prescribed calcium and vitamin D supplements to prevent and manage osteoporosis, an unwanted side effect of breast cancer therapies. However, new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center finds that the recommended daily doses of these supplements may not prevent loss of bone mineral density (BMD) in these women.

Study author Gary G. Schwartz, Ph.D., a cancer epidemiologist at Wake Forest Baptist, said the purpose of the study was to examine whether a seemingly common sense prescribing practice actually works. "We evaluated clinical trial evidence for calcium and vitamin D supplementation in maintaining skeletal health of women with breast cancer," he said. "At the doses recommended, the data show that these supplements are inadequate to prevent loss of BMD."

Schwartz and co-author Mridul Datta, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at Wake Forest Baptist, reviewed data from clinical trials that evaluated the effect of antiresorptive drugs on BMD and used the "before-after" data from the comparison group to assess change in BMD in pre- and in post-menopausal women. Overall, the results from 16 trials indicate that 500-1500 mg calcium and 200-1000 IU vitamin D, the doses commonly recommended, do not prevent loss of BMD in women with breast cancer. Despite supplementation, women lost BMD in virtually every clinical trial reviewed.

The study appears online ahead of print this month in the journal Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology.

Women with breast cancer lose BMD at a higher rate than their healthier counterparts, increasing their risk of fractures which are associated with significant declines in function and health-related quality of life, and in higher mortality rates.

Consequently, it is a common practice to prescribe calcium and vitamin D supplements to these women, a "low intensity" intervention that seems to make sense, Datta said, although it's never really been tested. In the clinical trials reviewed, BMD in the women was measured at the beginning and end of the studies, Datta said, so if the supplementation worked to prevent BMD loss, "you should be able to see that in the data, and we clearly didn't."

Datta said it is possible that the BMD deficits could be worse in the absence of the supplements, but the results are concerning overall because cardiovascular disease is the main cause of mortality in women with breast cancer. There is growing evidence that calcium supplements may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

"The take-home message is that this very common practice of supplementation doesn't really seem to be working," Schwartz said. "Future trials are needed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of calcium and vitamin D supplementation in women undergoing breast cancer therapy."

The research is supported by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University Cancer Control Traineeship -- NCI/NIH grant R25CA122061.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. "Calcium supplements may not prevent bone loss in women with breast cancer." ScienceDaily, 27 Aug. 2013. Web. 30 Aug. 2013.
Recipe Corner

Breakfast Meat Sauce

Breakfast Meat Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground pork breakfast sausage 
  • 1/2 pound ground pork mild Italian sausage
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 2 (14 ounce ) cans of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 5-6 eggs 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Heat up a large saucepan over medium heat, add two tablespoons of coconut oil then add minced garlic cloves, then bell peppers and onion along with a little salt and pepper to the pan. 
  3. Move vegetables around until onions become translucent. 
  4. Add ground breakfast sausage and italian sausage to the saucepan and break up the meat. 
  5. When meat has begun to cook through, add the spices. 
  6. When meat is almost done cooking, pour in the two cans of tomato sauce. 
  7. Salt and pepper once more, then reduce heat and let simmer for 5-7 minutes. 
  8. When all the flavors are well mixed, add the chopped fresh basil. 
  9. Place meat sauce in some sort of individual baking dish, use a spoon to press a small spot in the middle of the meat sauce, then crack an egg or two into the middle. 
  10. Put in oven and cook for 8-10 minutes until egg is cooked to preference. 
  11. Eat up! 

This healthy breakfast is brought to you by Juli at PaleOMG.  For more paleo-freiendly fare be sure to visit her blog or pick up a copy of her new cookbook!

If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email us.
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