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September 7, 2014
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Dear John,    

 
Is there a way to "switch off" autoimmune disease?  The interesting news release below came across our radar and we wanted to share and are curious to hear your thoughts and feedback - feel free to share with us on Facebook or on any one of our autoimmune articles on our blog.  We hear from so many customers and readers who are suffering from autoimmune issues and now have to avoid nightshades, so we have tried to make your shopping easier!  We now have an AIP-friendly category on our website, featuring Autoimmune Protocol-approved foods here at US Wellness Meats. 

Looking for a good afternoon snack or lunchbox filler?  Try the tasty GoodOnYa Superhero Bars that are on sale this week!  They are packed with healthy, organic ingredients, including superfoods such as coconut oil, cacao powder and chia seeds.  These are a great pick-me-up that taste great as well!

Fall is right around the corner, so you'll want to check out the perfect fall snack recipe below - Roasted Rosemary Almonds, courtesy of the very talented Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo.  These are one of our favorites!

As we kick off our anniversary month (14 years!) we want to thank everyone for their continued readership and patronage over the last year.  We truly enjoy this ever-growing & changing industry and look forward to serving you for another 14 years!

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


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Scientists Discover How to 'Switch Off' Autoimmune Diseases


Scientists have made an important breakthrough in the fight against debilitating autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis by revealing how to stop cells attacking healthy body tissue.

Rather than the body's immune system destroying its own tissue by mistake, researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered how cells convert from being aggressive to actually protecting against disease.

The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, is published in Nature Communications.

It's hoped this latest insight will lead to the widespread use of antigen-specific immunotherapy as a treatment for many autoimmune disorders, including multiple sclerosis (MS), type 1 diabetes, Graves' disease and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

MS alone affects around 100,000 people in the UK and 2.5 million people worldwide.

Scientists were able to selectively target the cells that cause autoimmune disease by dampening down their aggression against the body's own tissues while converting them into cells capable of protecting against disease.

This type of conversion has been previously applied to allergies, known as 'allergic desensitisation', but its application to autoimmune diseases has only been appreciated recently.

The Bristol group has now revealed how the administration of fragments of the proteins that are normally the target for attack leads to correction of the autoimmune response.

Most importantly, their work reveals that effective treatment is achieved by gradually increasing the dose of antigenic fragment injected.

In order to figure out how this type of immunotherapy works, the scientists delved inside the immune cells themselves to see which genes and proteins were turned on or off by the treatment.

They found changes in gene expression that help explain how effective treatment leads to conversion of aggressor into protector cells. The outcome is to reinstate self-tolerance whereby an individual's immune system ignores its own tissues while remaining fully armed to protect against infection.

By specifically targeting the cells at fault, this immunotherapeutic approach avoids the need for the immune suppressive drugs associated with unacceptable side effects such as infections, development of tumours and disruption of natural regulatory mechanisms.

Professor David Wraith, who led the research, said: "Insight into the molecular basis of antigen-specific immunotherapy opens up exciting new opportunities to enhance the selectivity of the approach while providing valuable markers with which to measure effective treatment. These findings have important implications for the many patients suffering from autoimmune conditions that are currently difficult to treat."

This treatment approach, which could improve the lives of millions of people worldwide, is currently undergoing clinical development through biotechnology company Apitope, a spin-out from the University of Bristol.

University of Bristol. "Scientists discover how to 'switch off' autoimmune diseases." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 September 2014. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140903092157.htm>.
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Roasted Rosemary Almonds
RoastedRosemaryAlmonds
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups skin-on whole raw almonds

  • 2 tablespoons dried rosemary

  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee  

Directions:

  1. Assemble your ingredients, and melt the butter in large skillet over medium-low heat.
     
  2. Once the butter starts bubbling, throw in the almonds (making sure they're in a single layer) and stir until coated.
     
  3. Add rosemary, salt, and pepper.
     
  4. Toast the almonds in the skillet, stirring often, until slightly darkened and aromatic (about 8 to 12 minutes).
     
  5. Remove almonds and place on paper towel until cooled to room temperature.
     
  6. Store these yummy seasoned nuts in a sealed Tupperware container. On the highest shelf in your pantry. Locked in a safe. Otherwise, they'll be gone in a heartbeat.
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This recipe and photo are courtesy of the very talented Michelle Tam, author of the popular paleo recipe blog Nom Nom Paleo.  Be sure to check out her Nom Nom Paleo app, and pick up a copy of the very-handy Nom Nom Paleo Food for Humans cookbook!

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