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More Restocks & Steaks on Sale!

October 19, 2014
Monticello, Missouri

Dear John,    

It's hard to believe, but Halloween is next week already!  Before the ghosts and goblins come knocking on your door, stock up on some of our healthy Halloween goodies to treat your tricksters: Now is a great time to stock up for holiday dinners!  Our Wild Caught Maine Lobster is a real delicacy and is on sale this week only.  Each 1-lb portion is fully cleaned and the meat easily removes from the shell. 

Several of our favorite products restocked this week - the 75% Lean Ground Beef & 75% Lean Beef Patties, along with Pork Chops, Chicken Thighs & Lamb Marrow Bones.  We appreciate your patience as we have been working to increase inventory amounts!

We have had several inquiries about Thanksgiving turkeys lately, and unfortunately we are unable to offer turkeys this year.  Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. 

As always, stay current with all US Wellness happenings, including restocks, sales, specials, farm photos and much more, on Facebook.


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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Healthy Lifestyle May Cut Stroke Risk in Half for Women

Women with a healthy diet and lifestyle may be less likely to have a stroke by more than half, according to a study published in the October 8, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

The study looked at five factors that make up a healthy lifestyle: healthy diet; moderate alcohol consumption; never smoking; physically active; and healthy body mass index (BMI). Compared with women with none of the five healthy factors, women with all five factors had a 54-percent lower risk of stroke.

"Because the consequences of stroke are usually devastating and irreversible, prevention is of great importance," said study author Susanna C. Larsson, PhD, of the Karolinska Instituet in Stockholm, Sweden. "These results are exciting because they indicate that a healthy diet and lifestyle can substantially reduce the risk of stroke, and these are lifestyle choices that people can make or improve."

For the study, 31,696 Swedish women with an average age of about 60 completed a 350-item questionnaire about their diet and lifestyle. They were then followed for an average of 10 years. A healthy diet was defined as within the top 50 percent of a recommended food score measuring how often the participants ate healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. Moderate alcohol consumption was defined as three to nine drinks per week. Physically active was defined as walking or biking at least 40 minutes a day along with more vigorous exercise at least one hour per week. Healthy BMI was considered below 25.

Most of the women had two or three of the healthy factors. Only 589 women had all five healthy factors, and 1,535 had none.

There were 1,554 strokes among study participants. The risk of stroke steadily decreased with each additional healthy lifestyle factor.

Women who had a healthier diet were 13 percent less likely to have a type of stroke called a cerebral infarction than those whose diet was not as healthy. Women with healthier diets had a rate of 28 strokes per 10,000 women per year compared to 43 strokes per 10,000 women per year among those with a less healthy diet.

Cerebral infarction is the most common cause of stroke, accounting for up to 80 to 85 percent of all strokes. Cerebral infarction is caused by a blockage in a blood vessel preventing blood and oxygen from getting to an area of the brain.

There was no relationship between the healthy factors and the risk of hemorrhagic stroke. Hemorrhagic stroke, which is caused by bleeding in and around the brain, accounts for about 15 to 20 percent of all strokes.
American Academy of Neurology (AAN).

"Healthy lifestyle may cut stroke risk in half for women." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 8 October 2014. <>.

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Cauliflower Soup

Deliciousness alert.  I just made the Golden Cauliflower Soup from Well Fed 2 with US Wellness Meats duck fat and homemade duck broth (skipped the coconut milk), and it's luscious and rich and holy schmoly. If you haven't made Golden Cauliflower Soup yet, you should probably give it a try -- and don't be afraid to experiment with the cooking fat and broth flavors. Little changes make a whole new soup. Enjoy!

Melissa Joulwan
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Pasilla Braised Lamb Shanks
  • 2 large Lamb Shanks
  • 1 c Chicken Stock
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes
  • 4 Pasilla Chilies
  • 1 t Cinnamon
  • 1 t Salt
  • 1 t Pepper
  • 1 t Chili Powder
  • 4 Garlic Cloves


  1. Heat a Dutch Oven medium high heat.
  2. Add some olive oil,
  3. Cook your lamb skanks on all sides until just browned, then remove from the pot to a plate.
  4. Place all of the remaining ingredients in a blender and pulse until fully liquified.
  5. Add the sauce to the pot and bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to LOW.
  6. Add the lamb shanks to the sauce, rotating to coat evenly.
  7. Cover and braise for 4 hours.

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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Flat Iron Steaks Sale items expire at 10 pm CST on Saturday October 25, 2014.

Flat Iron Steaks
- 4 (8.5 oz) steaks

Tri Tip Roast
1.25 lbs

Lamb Kabobs
- 1 lb

Wild Maine Lobster
- 1 lb

GoodOnYa Superhero Bar
- 2 oz

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Bologna Beef Bologna
- 1 lb

Beef Liver
- 1 lb

Chicken Wings
- 1.5 lbs
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