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Happy Father's Day!

June 15, 2014
Monticello, Missouri

Dear John,    

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 interesting article explores how sugar, refined carbs, healthy fats and calories all play a role in the obesity epidemic. 

Mark your calendars!  The Grassfed Exchange 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 details below

If you are looking for a new grilling recipe, our feature chefs have provided a delicious Teriyaki Pineapple Shrimp Skewers recipe which you can find in the recipe section below.  For more grilling ideas, our Sirloin Tip Steaks and Duck Wings are both on sale 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 page. 

As always, if you have any questions or feedback, feel free to contact us via Facebook, Twitter or email. We are still posting new recipes to our Pinterest page, which is a great resource for new meal ideas.  

Summer Regards, 

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

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Limiting Carbs Could Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence in Women with Positive IGF1 Receptor

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. <>. 

grassfedexchangeUpcoming Events
Mark your calendars now for the 2014 conference in our home state!  The Grassfed Exchange 2014 Conference will be held July 30-August 1 in Columbia, MO.  

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.

Visit their website 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!

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Teriyaki Pineapple Shrimp Skewers
Summer Shrimp Skewer
  • 1 lb 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  


  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Once cooled, pour over shrimp in a glass container, add green onions and marinate for 30-60 minutes. 
  4. While shrimp is marinating, preheat grill to high. 
  5. 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 photo. 
  6. Grill shrimp skewers on high heat for 2-4 minutes per side depending on the size of your shrimp. 
  7. Remove from grill and serve immediately. 

This 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 their Summer Surf 'N' Turf page!

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On Sale Now
Sirloin Tip Steaks Sale items expire at 10 pm CST on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

Sirloin Tip Steaks
- 2 (8 oz) steaks

Sliced Beef Brisket
- 1.5 lbs

Ground Chicken Backs
- 1 lb

Duck Wings
- 1 lb

Duck Bone Broth
- 38 oz

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- 2 (6 oz) chops

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