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Happy Holidays!

November 30, 2014
Monticello, Missouri

Dear John,    

With the holiday season here, holiday parties, tempting foods and weight gain are a fear of many on a healthy diet plan.  So we were very glad to see one of our favorite paleo couples - Dallas & Melissa Hartwig of Whole 9, featured recently on the Dr. Oz Show.  They gave a great presentation of their Whole 30 program, with specific examples from readers who have seen amazing results just by tweaking their diets.  You can watch the episode here, and head over to the Whole 9 for more ways to keep your holidays healthy.

We appreciate your patience as we have been working on inventory this week.  The best selling 75% Lean Ground Beef is back in stock, along with Whole Chickens, Scallops & Summer Sausage.  Now is also a great time to stock up on hearty Beef Gelatin, the thicker, richer version of our very popular and versatile Beef Stock, while it is on sale!

If you are looking for a cozy crockpot dinner this week, we highly recommend the Crockpot Mexican Bison Stew in our recipe section below.  Courtesy of the very talented Danielle Walker of Against All Grain, her website is a great source of other paleo-friendly, winter dinner ideas. 

Are you a chef, blogger, food critic or anything in between?  We are looking for more feature chefs here at US Wellness Meats.  If you would like to see your recipes featured on our homepage, please email us!

We hope everyone reading is enjoying a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving weekend with friends and family.  If you ever wondered what other regions featured on their Thanksgiving tables, then you'll want to check out this interesting article that we couldn't help but share: The United States of Thanksgiving.  You may even find some unique recipes to add to your Christmas menu!

We have had clear skies and cold temperatures here in Northeast Missouri, which has reminded us that winter is here and the holiday season is now in full force! 

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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Inventory Updates & Cyber Sale

Restocking Monday afternoon:   

Cyber Sale:
  • 15% off sale expires midnight CST Monday, December 1, 2014
  • Promo Code: cyber2014
  • Order must be under 40 lbs
  • On sale and quantity discount items excluded
healthRecent Health News
Jogging Keeps You Young: Seniors Who Run Regularly Can Walk as Efficiently as 20-Somethings

A new study by researchers at Humboldt State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder is shedding light on an unexpected benefit of jogging in older adults.

The study looked at adults over the age of 65 - some of whom walk for exercise and some who run for exercise. The researchers found that those who run at least 30 minutes, three times a week were less likely to experience age-related physical decline in walking efficiency than those who simply walked.

In fact, the older runners were 7-10 percent more efficient at walking than those who didn't jog.

The paper will be published online in the journal PLOS ONE Nov. 20.

"What we found is that older adults who regularly participate in high aerobic activities - running in particular - have what we call a lower metabolic cost of walking than older, sedentary adults. In fact, their metabolic cost of walking is similar to young adults in their 20s," said Justus Ortega, a Kinesiology Professor at Humboldt State and director of HSU's Biomechanics Lab.

Metabolic cost is the amount of energy needed to move and naturally increases as we age. High metabolic cost contributes to making walking more difficult and tiring. Decline in walking ability is a key predictor of morbidity in older adults.

In the study, researchers looked at self-reported older joggers over the age of 65 - those who ran at least 30 minutes a day, three times a week -- and self-reported walkers, those who walked three times a week for 30 minutes.

Participants were asked to walk on a treadmill at three speeds (1.6, 2.8 and 3.9 miles per hour) as researchers measured their oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production.

Overall, older joggers were 7-10 percent more efficient at walking than older adults who just walked for exercise. Their metabolic cost was similar to young people in their 20s.

Researchers aren't yet sure what makes joggers more efficient than walkers but they believe it may have something to do with the mitochondria found in cells. Evidence suggests that people who exercise vigorously have healthier mitochondria in their muscles.

"The bottom line is that running keeps you younger, at least in terms of efficiency," said Rodger Kram, a Professor of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a co-author of the paper.

Future studies are planned to examine whether other highly-aerobic activities - such as swimming and cycling - also mitigate age-related physical decline.

Humboldt State University. "Jogging keeps you young: Seniors who run regularly can walk as efficiently as 20-somethings." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 November 2014. <>.

CustomerCommentsCustomer Feedback

Thank you for your pemmican! I have suffered for years with Ulcerative Colitis, and I recently had the worst flare I've ever had, so I switched from 3 years on GAPS to AIP-Paleo based on Ballantyne's book, and your pemmican is amazing! I am on a very super limited diet -- basically eating greens, animal protein and fish, tallow and duck fat and coconut oil, cucumber and carrots and that is all!!! So it is amazing to find the pemmican, because I can take it with me easily. Thank you for taking out the pepper!

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Crockpot Mexican Bison Stew
Mexican Bison Stew


Cashew Sour Cream: 

  • 1/2 cup cashew butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Dice the bacon and sauté it in a dutch oven or heavy bottom pot for 5 minutes, until crisp. Transfer the bacon to the slow cooker with a slotted spoon, leaving the grease in the pan.
  2. Pat the bison stew meat dry and season generously with salt and pepper. Working in batches, brown it on all sides, about 4 minutes per batch. Transfer the meat to the slow cooker with a slotted spoon.
  3. Add the beef or chicken stock, salsa, poblano peppers, and squash to the slow cooker. Cover and cook for 5 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
  4. Whisk together all of the ingredients for the cashew sour cream and spoon on top of the hot stew with avocado and cilantro. 

This recipe and photo are courtesy of the beautifully talented Danielle Walker of Against All Grain.  Her website is a wealth of information and recipes and one of our go-to pages!

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