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April 5, 2015 
Monticello, Missouri

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Your planet has been busy the past 48 hours with a rare blood moon lunar eclipse in the wee hours Saturday morning, followed by Easter Sunrise today.

US Wellness wishes all of our customers and newsletter readers a sacred celebration of Easter as we give thanks for the those that have enabled this celebration to carry on for 2015 years. 

Italian born Chef Vivica is the newest US Wellness Chef of the Month for April.  Chef Vicica is the creator of "The Healing Foods Method". Chef Vicica has a very clever blog titled The Nourished Caveman!  Chef Vicica literally grew up in her mother's restaurant kitchen learning to cook with passion before most kids learn to read. Chef Vicica has been influenced by Weston A Price in her quest for healthy nutrition.  She is the rare chef that understands the connection between healthy soils, grass-fed meat animals and healthy consumers living like our pre 1900 ancestors. 

French Pate' Meatloaf if one of Chef Vivica's signature recipes utilizing the long list of liver health benefits well disguised in grass-fed ground beef.  Follow Chef Vivica on Facebook and Pinterest for paleo, low-carb, and ketogenic recipes.

The re-stock list is a long one today.  Thirty three items total from the Beef, Lamb, Duck, Wild Caught Seafood, Free Range Chicken and Pet Burger.

The first eight purchasers of the striploin primal this past week are the recipients of  hand made cutting boards made by American Veterans.  The first eight purchasers are T. Scott, K. Pattermann, J. Hyatt, C. Ryan, L. Gionta, C. Oliver, K. Fagan, and R. Michael. 

The YouTube clip of the week is a stimulating tour of Tasmania where an utopia climate combined with ideal soil and world class passionate management creates a culinary delight.
U.S. Wellness Meats - Journey to Tasmania
U.S. Wellness Meats - Journey to Tasmania

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Strength Training Still Adviseable In Older Age

In Austria, around ten per cent of over-65-year-olds are frail, while a further 40 per cent are in a preliminary stage of frailty. The Healthy For Life project, with the MedUni Vienna as the academic lead, aims to raise fitness levels and quality of life for older people whose nutritional condition is inadequate. The first results show that regular strength training is particularly beneficial for increasing hand strength, and thus enabling people to live independently, says Thomas Dorner of the MedUni Vienna's Centre for Public Health to mark World Health Day on April 7.

The Healthy For Life project is a collaboration between the MedUni Vienna, Wiener Hilfswerk and Sportunion Österreich and is sponsored by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund. It involves volunteer "buddies" (aged at least 50) making weekly home visits to motivate older people to do strength training. Other nutritional issues are also discussed and it also boosts social support. It's a win-win situation: "it is not only beneficial to the elderly people's health, but also does the younger buddies good."

The first results, to be presented at the project's forthcoming "sustainability conference," are clear: training enables the older people to be more independent. Says Dorner: "We know that muscle mass decreases from the age of 30. Without training, around 50 per cent of muscle mass has deteriorated by the age of 80. In this study, the intervention group boosted their maximum hand strength by three kilograms. That is an increase of almost 20 per cent on the initial measurements. There was also a significant increase in physical activity levels, mobility, quality of life and cognitive functions. Albumin, a nutritional parameter for protein in blood serum, which is frequently at low levels in the frail elderly, was significantly increased.

Muscle training also reduces the risk of falls -- an important factor given the high number of osteoporosis patients in Austria: around 740,000 people aged over 50 are affected, most of them women. Dorner stresses that "the fear of falls was significantly reduced in the intervention group. This is very important, because the fear of falling leads to frail people moving less, and thus further depleting their muscular strength and increasing the risk of falls."

The buddies, who trained alongside the elderly people also significantly increased their hand and leg strength during this period.

An interesting aspect of principle is that although general life expectancy is higher in women than in men, the proportion of healthy years of life is higher in men across the EU (79 per cent) than in women (74 per cent). Chronic illness is more common in women than men, and they also consider their state of health to be worse.

"A combination of good nutrition with enough plant and animal protein to maintain muscle mass, and regular physical training to promote muscle strength can boost the number of healthy years," says the MedUni Vienna expert. Then there is the fact that many frail people live alone and no longer leave their homes. "An active social life and social contacts are important factors in remaining independent for as long as possible," explains Dorner.
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The above story is based on materials provided by Medical University of Vienna. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.

Medical University of Vienna. "Strength training still advisable in older age." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 April 2015. <>.

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Slow Cooker Roast Chicken and Gravy

  • 4 pound chicken
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 onions chopped medium (or 2 cups of your favorite alliums)
  • 6 cloves of garlic peeled
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste (you can add up to a tablespoon to add more umami)
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup white wine (or replace with 1/4 cup extra chicken stock if on Whole 30)
  • Sunny Paris seasoning (or your favorite seasoning)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Gather and chop up your veggies
  2. Melt ghee in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat
  3. Saute the onions and garlic (throw in some scallions if you wish)
  4. Add the tomato paste
  5. The aromatics should be softened and lightly browned after 8 - 10 minutes
  6. Season the vegetables with salt
  7. De-glaze the pan with the wine and/or chicken stock
  8. Now, transfer everything to your slow cooker
  9. Dry off the bird and season well ..... inside and out with salt, pepper, and your favorite poultry seasoning (I like sunny Paris Seasoning from Penzeys Spices)
  10. Place chicken breasts side down in the slow cooker
  11. Cover
  12. Set it to cook on low for 4 to 6 hours (4 lb. bird will take approximately 4.5 hours of simmering)
  13. After bird is finished cooking, remove from slow cooker and let it rest for 20 minutes
  14. De-fat the braising sauce...........check for seasoning, and blend it with an immersion blender..........makes a delicious gravy
  15. Rip the chicken up with your hands like a true cavegirl or caveguy!
  16. Serve with the wonderful gravy you have just made



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