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Heart Recipe & Nutritional Info
Tallow & Salami on Sale!

October 5, 2014
Monticello, Missouri

Dear John,    

Have a heart!  Beef heart is packed with nutrients and is one of the most feared cuts to prepare, but we are here to help.  According to Chris Kresser, heart is the best source of CoQ10, and also a good source of iron, zinc, selenium and B vitamins. 


If you are one of the many who are lost when it comes to preparing organ meats, you won't want to miss our feature recipe this week.  Courtesy of The Not So Desperate Housewife, her Grilled Beef Heart with Lemon & Grilled Pepper Marinade is a delicious way to enjoy the health benefits of beef heart.   


Paleo Magazine had an excellent article by Liz Wolfe, of Real Food Liz and author of Eat the Yolks and The Skintervention Guide, about beef heart in their Oct/Nov issue.  Heart is packed with CoQ10, a vital nutrient that supports healthy skin.  You can read the full article here, for a list of reasons to add more heart to your diet for optimal skin health.    


One of our best selling products is on sale this week, until Saturday only.  The Beef Tallow Buckets are the most cost effective way to stock up on the very popular grass-fed beef tallow, and are an even better buy while they are on sale this week!  For answers to all of your tallow questions, be sure to check out the Wellness Blog.   


We've had several customers inquiring about Thanksgiving turkeys, and as of right now we are not able to offer turkeys this year due to supply issues.  If this changes, we will post on the website and all social media outlets, including this newsletter.   


Two of our best selling pet products restocked this week.  Both the Beef Pet Burger and the Ground Chicken Backs are back in stock.  Our apologies for the shortages!  


October is off to a beautiful start here in Northeast Missouri.  We are enjoying calm weather and looking forward to Halloween! 


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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Best Exercise for Obese Youths Analyzed

What exercise program can best fight the "epidemic" of teen obesity? According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics, by combining aerobic exercise with resistance training.

The Healthy Eating Aerobic and Resistance Training in Youth (HEARTY) study, led by researchers at the University of Calgary and University of Ottawa, involved 304 overweight teens in the Ottawa/Gatineau area between the ages of 14 to 18. All were given the same four weeks of diet counseling to promote healthy eating and weight loss before being randomly placed into four groups. The first group performed resistance training involving weight machines and some free weights; the second performed only aerobic exercise on treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary bikes; the third underwent combined aerobic and resistance training; and the last group did no exercise training.

"Obesity is an epidemic among youth," says Dr. Ron Sigal of the University of Calgary's Institute for Public Health and Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta. "Adolescents who are overweight are typically advised to exercise more, but there is limited evidence on what type of exercise is best in order to lose fat."

In the overall study population, each type of exercise reduced body fat significantly and similarly. All three exercise programs caused significantly more fat loss than in the diet-only control group. Among youths who completed at least 70 per cent of the study's exercise sessions, the percentage of body fat decreased "significantly more in those who did combined aerobic and resistance exercise than in those who only did aerobic exercise," says co-principal researcher Dr. Glen Kenny of the University of Ottawa. "Remarkably, among participants who completed at least 70 per cent of the prescribed exercise sessions, waist circumference decreased close to seven centimeters in those randomized to combined aerobic plus resistance exercise, versus about four centimeters in those randomized to do just one type of exercise, with no change in those randomized to diet alone."

Supervised by personal trainers, youths in the three exercise groups were asked to train four times per week for 22 weeks at community-based facilities. Changes in body fat were measured using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines. Because aerobic exercises such as cycling or jogging can be challenging for overweight people, resistance training is potentially attractive because excess body weight poses far less of a disadvantage, and gains in strength come much more quickly than gains in aerobic fitness.

Researchers hope that the study will contribute to a national debate about childhood and teenage obesity, potentially leading to a consistent, long-term strategy on how to best deal with the problem. Eighty per cent of overweight youth typically continue to be obese as adults, adversely affecting the quality of their lives and contributing to chronic disease problems. Adult obesity increases risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and disability.

University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine. "Best exercise for obese youths analyzed." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 22 September 2014. <>.
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Beef Roast

Thank you very much for your prompt response to my email. I appreciate the fact that you took the time to listen to my concerns and you understood that I felt it was important for you to be made aware.

I have been a vegetarian for the last 37 years, however due to some health issues my nutritionist suggested I think about reintroducing meat into my diet. I was given your name and have not looked back for a minute! I am a US Wellness fan and I never miss an opportunity to inform others of your outstanding products.

Thank you again,
Stacy T.
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Grilled Beef Heart with Lemon
& Cracked Pepper Marinade

Beef Heart
  • 1 beef heart, trimmed to your liking

  • juice of 1 lemon

  • 1 T cracked pepper

  • 1 T coarse sea salt

  • 2 T olive oil  


  1. Cut the heart in half, then place each half in a bowl or dish for marinating.
  2. Whisk together the lemon juice, pepper, salt, and oil.
  3. Pour the marinade over the heart and marinate at least 4 hours.
  4. Grill, covered for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the grill and slice to serve.

This recipe and photo are courtesy of our new friend Camilla - The Not So Desperate Housewife.  Her blog is full of wonderful recipes that are both paleo & AIP-friendly.  You can find more of her recipes on Pinterest, follow her story on Twitter, and her food photos on Instagram!

If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email us.
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Sirloin Tip Steaks Sale items expire at 10 pm CST on Saturday October 11, 2014.

Sirloin Tip Steaks
- 2 (8 oz) steaks

Tri Tip Roast
- 1.25 lbs

Beef Salami
- 8 oz

Beef Tallow Bucket
- 5 gallons
Chicken Stock
- 38 oz

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Sugar-Free Turkey Jerky
- 8 oz

Turkey Provolone Sausages
- 1 lb

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- 1 lb
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