Happy Father's Day to all of the Dads reading today! We hope you
are enjoying a relaxing weekend! We've had a chilly, rainy week here in Northeast Missouri, but things have warmed up this
weekend and we're looking forward to warmer temperatures and sunny days this week.
Is "Eat Less Exercise More"
really the best weight loss strategy? It sounds like it would make sense, but often eating less isn't the best plan. This
explores how sugar, refined carbs, healthy fats and calories all play a role in the obesity
Mark your calendars! The
2014 conference will be held July 30 - August 1 in local
Columbia, MO. This is a great learning experience for anybody interested in the grassfed beef industry, you can find more
If you are looking for a new grilling recipe, our feature chefs have provided a
Pineapple Shrimp Skewers
recipe which you can find in the recipe section below. For more grilling ideas, our
Sirloin Tip Steaks
this week, making this a great time to stock up! For a unique new Duck Wing recipe, be sure to see our
Summer Surf 'N' Turf
As always, if you have any questions or feedback, feel free to contact us via
. We are still posting new
recipes to our
page, which is a great resource for new meal
John, Lee Ann, Tressa, Jennifer, Amanda and
Laura on behalf of the farm families of U.S. Wellness Meats
Recent Health News|
Limiting Carbs Could Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence in Women with Positive
Dartmouth researchers have found that reducing carbohydrate intake could reduce the
risk of breast cancer recurrence among women whose tumor tissue is positive for the IGF-1 receptor. The study, "Risk of Breast
Cancer Recurrence Associated with Carbohydrate Intake and Tissue Expression of IGFI Receptor," will appear in the July issue of
Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention.
"There is a growing body of research demonstrating associations
between obesity, diabetes, and cancer risk," said lead author Jennifer A. Emond, an instructor in the Department of Community and
Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. "There are similarities between the biological pathways that
underlie all of these conditions, and there is some evidence to suggest that over-activation of the insulin/insulin-like growth factor
axis, which increases the availability of IGF1 in the blood, may relate to a poor prognosis among breast cancer survivors."
Receptors for IGF1 have been found in breast tumor tissue, and expression of those receptors may contribute to treatment resistance
among breast cancer survivors. Since diet can influence insulin activation, the researchers wondered whether diet could impact breast
cancer prognosis based on expression of the IGF1 receptor in the primary breast tumor tissue.
Using an unusual approach,
this study assessed the combined association of two factors implicated in tumor growth - carbohydrate intake and IGF1 receptor status
- to test whether activating the insulin/insulin-like growth-factor axis can impact breast cancer. Since carbohydrates stimulate the
biological pathway that can increase concentrations of IGF1, the researchers focused on carbohydrate intake. The women they studied
were part of a larger intervention trial called the Women's Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) study conducted between 2001 and 2007.
"We found an association between increased breast cancer recurrence in women with a primary breast cancer tumor that was
positive for the IGF1 receptor, which is consistent with other studies," said Emond. "We further found that a decreased carbohydrate
intake was associated with decreased breast cancer recurrence for these women."
This is the first study to suggest that it
might be possible to personalize recommended diets for breast cancer survivors based on the molecular characteristics of their primary
tumor. Further research is needed to confirm these findings, and Emond notes that breast cancer survivors should not be concerned
about dramatically lowering their carbohydrate intake based on this study.
"There are still many unanswered questions
regarding this study, including what type of carbohydrate-containing foods may be the most important foods that breast cancer
survivors should limit," she said. "Breast cancer survivors should continue to follow a plant-based dietary pattern as suggested by
the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Association, which means eating lots of fiber rich vegetables,
legumes, and fruits; consuming whole grains and also limiting refined grains, starchy vegetables, and added sugar."
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
"Limiting carbs could reduce breast cancer recurrence in women with positive IGF1 receptor." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 10 June 2014.
Grass-fed beef was once a niche. Now it's one of the biggest movers in the beef production industry, and demand for
grass-fed beef continues to rise as more and more consumers join the movement. The purpose of this event is to help producers
grow in knowledge of the grass-fed industry and in finishing cattle specifically. It is also a unique opportunity for consumers
to learn more about this ever-growing industry, and to offer their questions and suggestions.
for more information, and to see the powerful lineup of
speakers and event planned for the weekend. You can also get a DVD of last year's event to see what to expect this
year. Register before June 30 to take advantage of the discounted rate!
Just received my first order from US Wellness Meats!
Everything looks so fresh and I love how it is packaged! My son has already requested
pork chops for dinner :D
Teriyaki Pineapple Shrimp Skewers
wild shrimp, deveined and peeled
1/2 cup coconut aminos
1/4 cup water
1 tbs sesame oil
2 tbs coconut sugar
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and minced
fish sauce to taste, about 3 dashes
1 green onion sliced
1 cup pineapple, cubed in 1/2 inch pieces
- In a small saucepan combine coconut aminos, water, sesame oil, coconut sugar,garlic, ginger and fish sauce and heat until
sugar completely dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- While teriyaki sauce is cooling, soak bamboo skewers in
salted water for at least 1 hour. This will prevent the skewers from burning on the grill and the salt in the water will season the
shrimp from the inside as they cook.
- Once cooled, pour over shrimp in a glass container, add green onions and marinate
for 30-60 minutes.
- While shrimp is marinating, preheat grill to high.
- Remove shrimp from marinade and add
shrimp and pineapple to the skewer taking care to sandwich the pineapple in between the head and tail of each shrimp as shown in
- Grill shrimp skewers on high heat for 2-4 minutes per side depending on the size of your
- Remove from grill and serve immediately.
recipe and photo are courtesy of our newest feature chefs - Sean Coonce & Suzanne Robertson of
Pastured Kitchen. You can find more custom US Wellness recipes on
Summer Surf 'N' Turf page!If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes
published simply email us.
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The company office is located in Monticello, Missouri in Lewis County which joins the
Mississippi River 140 miles North of St. Louis.
company has branched from
beef products into:
, Pre-Cooked Entrees,
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