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Protein News ~ Ribs & Ribeyes Restock
~ T-Bone Sale

September 21, 2014
Monticello, Missouri

Dear John,    

How much protein should you really be eating?  Age, stress, physical condition, exercise levels and diet all play a big role in how much protein is optimum for your own personal health.  This very interesting article by Mark's Daily Apple addresses all of these questions to determine if you actually are getting enough protein in your diet. 

When most people hear the word 'protein' they automatically think of red meat or burgers.  But there are so many different types of protein, and a healthy diet includes most of them!  Some of our favorite, atypical protein sources are:
  • Organ Meats - ancient civilizations prized organ meats over even the most tender muscle cuts, because of their nutrient-dense properties.
  • Bones & Marrow - whether you are making broth, sipping gelatin or frying up shanks, the health benefits of marrow are endless.
  • Pemmican - ours is based on the recipe used by Cherokee Indians many years ago, and is an excellent source of protein, calories and healthy fat!

The classic T-Bone Steaks are on sale this week, an event that doesn't happen very often!  The 16-oz, bone-in cut is one of the most flavorful steaks that we sell and now is a great time to stock up!  


Fall is in the air here in Northeast Missouri! We've had quite a few rainy days, cooler temperatures and a few less minutes of daylight each day.  But we've been enjoying corn mazes, pumpkin patches, the start of football season and the tree leaves slowly fading colors.  We hope everyone else is enjoying the changing of the seasons too!


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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healthRecent Health News
What You Eat, Not Just Number of Calories, Is Significant Factor in Diabetes Risk

If you think losing weight is enough to prevent Type 2 diabetes, don't get your hopes up. A new research report in September 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal, suggests that you don't have to be overweight to develop Type 2 diabetes. This study compared genetically identical twins-one heavier and one leaner-and found that after eating a fast-food meal, the circulating metabolites, including those related to Type 2 diabetes, were found in both individuals at the same levels. These findings suggest that the onset of this type of diabetes is largely influenced by genetic factors and/or the composition of gut microbiota.

"Our study contributes to better understanding of the genetic and environmental factors influencing several risk factors which are associated with obesity and metabolic disease (e.g., Type 2 diabetes)," said Matej Oresic, Ph.D., study author from the Steno Diabetes Center in Gentofte, Denmark. "As such, our study may contribute to the efforts aimed at prevention and treatment of metabolic complications associated with obesity."

To make this discovery, scientists studied identical twin pairs, where the twins differed in weight. They were healthy young adults from a national (Finnish) study of twins. The twins ate a fast food meal, and then gave many blood samples over several hours. A broad panel of small molecules (i.e., metabolites) was measured in blood, including amino acids, fatty acids and bile acids. The diversity of fecal microbiota also was assessed at the baseline. Results showed that twin-pair similarity is a dominant factor in the metabolic postprandial response, independent of obesity. Branched chain amino acids, known risk factors of diabetes, were increased in heavier as compared to leaner co-twins in the fasting state, but their levels converged postprandially. This study also demonstrated that specific bacterial groups were associated with postprandial changes of specific metabolites. This is the first comprehensive study examining metabolic postprandial responses in twins discordant for weight.

"When someone is overweight and at risk for diabetes, the conventional wisdom is to say 'lose weight,'" said Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal, "and to a degree that recommendation holds true. This report, however, shows that a calorie is not just a calorie as some would contend. Exactly what we eat and drink, and not just the number of calories, may be the most important factor in our health."

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. "What you eat, not just number of calories, is significant factor in diabetes risk." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 2 September 2014. <>.
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The back of the car is full of prizes from 3 of the best companies on the planet! THANK YOU SFH - Stronger Faster Healthier, Barleans and US Wellness Meats!!!

Our winners will receive some great prizes! Strongman is Saturday!

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  • 2 tsp coconut oil

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1/2 green pepper, diced

  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped

  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef

  • 1/3 cup green olives, chopped

  • 1 (6 ounce) jar tomato paste

  • 3/4 cup vegenaise (grapeseed mayonnaise)

  • 1 cup raw organic cheddar cheese (or 1/2 cup goat cheese)

  • Salt and pepper  


  1. Preheat a medium sized skillet on medium and put the coconut oil in the pan
  2. Add the onion, green pepper and garlic and sauté until they are about halfway cooked and slightly translucent
  3. Add the grass-fed ground beef and brown. Season with salt and pepper
  4. When the meat is browned, turn the heat to low and add the olives, tomato paste, vegenaise, and cheddar cheese while stirring
  5. Cook until the cheese has melted
  6. Serve as an open faced sandwich on a grain-free bun, by itself or on a bed of greens

This recipe and photo are courtesy or Dr. Meghan Birt, chiropractor and author of the very informative blog, Just Enjoy Food.  You can find more information on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

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On Sale Now
T-Bone Sale items expire at 10 pm CST on Saturday September 27, 2014.

T-Bone Steak
- 16 oz

Stew Beef
- 1 lb

Beef Gelatin
- 14 oz

Leg of Lamb Steaks
- 11 oz

Wild-Caught Raw Shrimp
- 2 lbs

Volume Discounts
Chuck Roast
Chuck Roast
- 3 lbs

BBQ Shredded Beef
- 1.5 lbs

Sockeye Salmon Oil
- 180 softgels

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