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September 22, 2013
Monticello, Missouri

Dear John,    

It has certainly felt more like fall here this week in Northeast Missouri.  We've had some chilly nights and cool mornings all week long.  Coupled with some much-needed rainfall, this has certainly been a change of pace that we are not complaining about! 

It's that time of year again - the time when having a primal picnic can win you a whole cow!  Now is the time to look and feel healthier, before the weather changes and the holiday season sets in.  A few small changes to your diet and exercise routine can significantly change your outlook on life.  Head over to Mark's Daily Apple now for all the details of this year's 21-Day Challenge, and stay tuned on how you can win some amazing prizes all month long - including the chance to win a whole US Wellness Meats cow!

We appreciate your patience as we continue to restock some of our most popular products this week - Beef Italian Sausages, Pemmican Pails, Beef Liver, Fresh Cut Pork Chops, 85% Lean Ground Beef and GoodOnYa Superhero Bars are all back in stock now.  We'll have more Pork Bacon, Salami and Chicken restocking this week, and the website will be updated just as soon as they are available. 

It is a beautiful time of year here in the Midwest, for evidence of this be sure to check out our farm photos below.  This week they are courtesy of our friends at Wild Idea Buffalo, the producers of the majority of our grass-fed bison products.  Their animals enjoy roaming the range just as their ancestors did, and this makes for some gorgeous photographs!

Congratulations to Crystal S. who won our recent Facebook contest, and is getting a free copy of the very popular new cookbook, Beyond Bacon, by our good friends Matt & Stacy from Paleo Parents.  If you haven't picked up a copy yet, this one is definitely a must-read!

Stay tuned to Facebook, Twitter and our blog for more upcoming contests and giveaways!

Autumn Regards,    


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

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Inventory Updates

Back in Stock: American Pork Chops

Monday Late Afternoon:

By mid-week or sooner, a large order of chicken parts will restock.  We apologize for the painful delay, and appreciate your patience.  

healthRecent Health News
Lifestyle Changes May Lengthen Telomeres, a Measure of Cell Aging

A small pilot study shows for the first time that changes in diet, exercise, stress management and social support may result in longer telomeres, the parts of chromosomes that affect aging.

It is the first controlled trial to show that any intervention might lengthen telomeres over time.

The study will be published online on Sept. 16, 2013 in The Lancet Oncology.

The study was conducted by scientists at UC San Francisco and the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, a nonprofit public research institute in Sausalito, Calif. that investigates the effect of diet and lifestyle choices on health and disease. The researchers say they hope the results will inspire larger trials to test the validity of the findings.

"Our genes, and our telomeres, are not necessarily our fate," said lead author Dean Ornish, MD, UCSF clinical professor of medicine, and founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute.

"So often people think 'Oh, I have bad genes, there's nothing I can do about it,'" Ornish said. "But these findings indicate that telomeres may lengthen to the degree that people change how they live. Research indicates that longer telomeres are associated with fewer illnesses and longer life."

Telomeres are the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that affect how quickly cells age. They are combinations of DNA and protein that protect the ends of chromosomes and help them remain stable. As they become shorter, and as their structural integrity weakens, the cells age and die quicker.

In recent years, shorter telomeres have become associated with a broad range of aging-related diseases, including many forms of cancer, stroke, vascular dementia, cardiovascular disease, obesity, osteoporosis and diabetes.

For five years, the researchers followed 35 men with localized, early-stage prostate cancer to explore the relationship between comprehensive lifestyle changes, and telomere length and telomerase activity. All the men were engaged in active surveillance, which involves closely monitoring a patient's condition through screening and biopsies.

Ten of the patients embarked on lifestyle changes that included: a plant-based diet (high in fruits, vegetables and unrefined grains, and low in fat and refined carbohydrates); moderate exercise (walking 30 minutes a day, six days a week); stress reduction (gentle yoga-based stretching, breathing, meditation). They also participated in weekly group support.

They were compared to the other 25 study participants who were not asked to make major lifestyle changes.

The group that made the lifestyle changes experienced a "significant" increase in telomere length of approximately 10 percent. Further, the more people changed their behavior by adhering to the recommended lifestyle program, the more dramatic their improvements in telomere length, the scientists learned.

By contrast, the men in the control group who were not asked to alter their lifestyle had measurably shorter telomeres - nearly 3 percent shorter - when the five-year study ended. Telomere length usually decreases over time.

The researchers say the findings may not be limited to men with prostate cancer, and are likely to be relevant to the general population.

"We looked at telomeres in the participants' blood, not their prostate tissue," said Ornish.

The new study is a follow up to a similar, three-month pilot investigation in 2008 in which the same participants were asked to follow the same lifestyle program. After three months, the men in the initial study exhibited significantly increased telomerase activity. Telomerase is an enzyme that repairs and lengthens telomeres.

The new study was designed to determine if the lifestyle changes would affect telomere length and telomerase activity in these men over a longer time period.

"This was a breakthrough finding that needs to be confirmed by larger studies," said co-senior author Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH, professor and chair of the UCSF Department of Urology.

"Telomere shortening increases the risk of a wide variety of chronic diseases," Carroll said. "We believe that increases in telomere length may help to prevent these conditions and perhaps even lengthen lifespan."

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). "Lifestyle changes may lengthen telomeres, a measure of cell aging." ScienceDaily, 16 Sep. 2013. Web. 17 Sep. 2013.
Ask the Doctor
Dear Dr.,

I've seen so many different lists of "superfoods", there are a lot of the same items that make various lists (blueberries, salmon, eggs, etc.) but what is your opinion?  Is there a master superfood list?

Crissy T


Dear Crissy,

This is a great question. I consider a superfood anything that has multiple benefits instead of just its primary macro nutrient source. Some will consider quinoa a super food secondary to its nature of protein, carbs and fiber. Blueberries would be a great carb and fiber source but also have powerful antioxidant properties.

Is there a super food list? Probably somewhere out there someone has created one but I think with all the articles that come out that a list of generic ones is out there. The reason I don't personally have a list is because of the possible food allergies, so I always have a caveat to the things I propose for people to eat. But your suggestion of blueberries, salmon and eggs is a good start. Other areas you might want to look at are in the categories of seeds, green veggies, and fat sources like avocado.

Good Luck,

Dr. Michael Kim


Have a question?  Email any health and wellness questions for the question and answer series.   This series now also features Dr. Serrano's business partner, Dr. Mike Kim, MD.  He is consistently eating and living a healthy lifestyle because of his family connection with DM2, HTN, Hyperlipidemia. He is currently finishing his training in Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Nutrition at the University of Colorado, Denver under the tutelage of Dr. Serrano, a world renowned nutrition specialist.

Dr. Kim is always seeking the latest and newest ways to help people with weight loss, athletic performance and healthy eating. He has a deep connection with MMA fighters, NFL athletes, and other professional athletes. He is at the forefront of breaking science with Muscle Pharm Sports Science and Research Center. His goal is to make living healthier for everyone, one meal at a time.
Recipe Corner

Pot Roast With Baby Vegetables

Ingredients:Pot Roast
  • Beef chuck roast 
  • Seasoned salt and lemon pepper 
  • 1 onion, peeled and halved 
  • 1 carrot, whole 
  • 1 cup beef broth 
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 
  • 2 garlic cloves, whole 
  • 1 rosemary sprig 
  • 2 thyme sprigs 
  • 1 pound new red potatoes 
  • 1 cup baby carrots 
  • 1 cup boiling or pearl onions 
  • 1 cup baby squash, such as pattypan and zucchini 
  • 1 cup button mushrooms, stems removed 
  • Kosher salt
  1. Sprinkle roast with seasoned salt and lemon pepper to taste.  
  2. Place onion and carrot in the bottom of a 5 or 6 quart crockery cooker or Crock Pot.  
  3. Lay the meat on top of the vegetables.  
  4. Pour in the broth and Worcestershire sauce. Season with garlic, rosemary and thyme.  
  5. Cover and set dial to low-heat. Allow to gently simmer for 5 to 6 hours.  
  6. Remove the cover and add the baby vegetables around the roast. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and continue to cook covered on low-heat for an additional 1 to 1/2 hours.

    (You can substitute about 1 teaspoon dried rosemary and thyme if you don't have fresh.) 

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