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Tracking the Paleo Diet  

August 5, 2012
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
Summer Grazing
As we usher in a new month, we are still hoping for rain and sending thoughts and prayers to farmers all over the country who continue to suffer from intense heat and dry weather.  We received a small rain earlier this week which helped green up a few fields slightly, but are ready for more!

Does the paleo diet work?  Consumer studies have ranked the paleo/primal way of eating towards the bottom of their effectiveness studies - worried that it cuts out an entire food group and scared of all the red meat involved.  We came across a very interesting organization this week - the Ancestral Weight Loss Registry has over 1,200 participants so far and needs more!  They are already releasing very interesting results from studies thus far, and these results are coming from consumers just like you.  We learned about what demographics are trying the paleo lifestyle, the average amount of weight gained or lost, as well as many other interesting side effects of a low-carb diet. Signing up is easy and will help further their studies and educate more consumers on the results of a low-carb/paleo/primal lifestyle. 

One of our summer favorites is on sale this week - the Beef Back Rib bundle contains 2-3 thick slabs of bone-in ribs.  Some of our favorite celebrity chefs have made masterpieces with this cut: The Food-Lover's Kitchen slow-cooked them while The Domestic Man made them Memphis-style.  If you've got a winning recipe we'd love to hear about it!

Get creative in the kitchen this month with help from our newest feature chef - Cindy Anschutz from Cindy's Table.  After being diagnosed with high cholesterol Cindy converted to a Paleo diet, but as an Italian she missed pasta and bread!  She has learned to incorporate her Italian flare into paleo dishes for some extraordinary results - check out her recipe page for some tasty examples, and visit her blog for more recipe ideas.

Coming Up: the next Grassfed Exchange will be held September 20-22 in Norfolk, NE.  This is an excellent opportunity to meet with some of the leaders in the grass-fed industry.  This event brings producers and consumers together to exchange ideas and work together to improve the grass-fed industry.  For more information visit their website or follow them on Facebook for the latest updates and seminar information.

Also - this week is the Second Annual Ancestral Health Symposium, being held on the Harvard campus in Cambridge, MA.  We were lucky to be at the inaugural event last year which turned out to be a sold-out show, and this year is no exception.  If you would like tickets, we suggest you sign up on the wait list, otherwise banquet tickets are still available for Thursday evening.  If you will be in the area, you won't want to miss it, the symposium is one of the best gatherings of health experts in the country.

Some of our best-selling cuts are back in stock this week.  If you've been waiting for Sandwich Steaks, Pet Burger, Marrow Bones, Beef Tallow, Sugar-Free Beef Bacon or
Sugar-Free Pork Bacon and Bacon Ends now is a good time to stock up! 


Warm Regards,

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

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Your 93,000-Mile-Long Organ    

By: Al Sears, MD

Dear Health-Conscious Reader,

Today I want to show you an important way to improve your health and protect you against a problem we've created in the modern world.

When we cook our food, it creates a byproduct called advanced glycation end products, or AGEs, that we're not exactly built for.

But you can compensate for them with some natural solutions that will help you: 
  • Keep your arteries supple and strong 
  • Maintain endothelial function 
  • Have healthy blood pressure  
  • Give your body the strongest antioxidant protection possible 
  • Prevent the buildup of bodily toxins  
  • Lower inflammation and prevent diseases like diabetes and atherosclerosis  
AGEs occur when a sugar attaches itself to a protein or fat. Sometimes this happens when you "brown" food - like when you caramelize vegetables on the stove, or get a "golden" or brown crust on baked goods.

It also happens when you cook meats for a long time, or it might happen when you brown your Christmas ham as you're cooking it this weekend.

When you eat foods with AGEs, they can gather in any number of tissues. The basic result is that the tissue gets "stiffer." When tissues get stiffer, they don't work as they should.

This is especially true of your endothelium, the organ in your body that's more than 93,000 miles long. The endothelium lines many tissues in your body including your veins, and is critical to proper blood flow.

AGEs block nitric oxide activity in the endothelium, keeping your blood vessels from relaxing and flowing freely. AGEs also cause the endothelium to produce a nasty free radical called reactive oxygen species that's very damaging to healthy cells and tissue.

A recent study looked at the endothelial dysfunction and oxidative stress before and after a meal containing AGEs. After the meal, the people who ate the high-AGE meal had their capillary blood flow reduced by 62%, while the ability of larger vessels to dilate decreased by 36%.(1)

AGEs have been associated with a number of diseases, especially diabetes and atherosclerosis...

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Editors Note:  Dr. Al Sears, M.D. is a board-certified clinical nutrition specialist. His practice, Dr. Sears' Health & Wellness Center in Royal Palm Beach, Fla., specializes in alternative medicine. He is the author of seven books in the fields of alternative medicine, anti-aging, and nutritional supplementation, including The Doctor's Heart Cure. To get his free special report on the proven anti-aging strategies for building a vibrant, disease-free life, go here now. You'll learn how to stop Father Time without giving up the foods you love.



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 Prevent Skin Cancer with Food


By: Kelley Herring




Two-thirds of Americans use sunscreen to guard against skin cancer. And we've been liberally slathering and spraying these chemicals on our skin for decades.

But the rates of skin cancer haven't gone down. In fact, they continue to rise.

And that includes deadly melanoma. According to the National Cancer Institute, about 54,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma each year. That is triple the incidence of this cancer from 30 years ago.

So what is to blame for the continued rise in skin cancer?

There are several factors that can account for this. And one of the most important lies in our diet.

The Real Cause of Skin Cancer

The Standard American diet is abundant in foods that promote free radicals. These unstable molecules can cause damage to tissues throughout the body - including the skin. The average American's diet is also deficient in the foods that provide antioxidant protection against these free radicals.

This is a dietary "double whammy" that creates the perfect environment for all types of cancer - including skin cancer.

But the good news is that you can dramatically reduce your risk of skin cancer by modifying three key factors in your diet...


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Ed. Note: Kelley Herring is the Founder and Editor of Healing Gourmet  - the leading provider of organic, sustainable recipes and meal plans for health and weight loss. Be sure to grab Healing Gourmet's free books - Eating Clean & Saving Green: Your Guide to Organic Foods on a Budget (includes 100+ foods at the best prices) and Eat Your Way Into Shape: Flip Your Body's Fat Blasting Switch and Melt 12 Pounds in 2 Weeks (includes a delicious 7 day meal plan!). Claim your free copies here...  


Recent Health News

Good News About the Glycemic Index of Rice


Research analysing 235 types of rice from around the world has found its glycemic index (GI) varies from one type of rice to another with most varieties scoring a low to medium GI.

This finding is good news because it not only means rice can be part of a healthy diet for the average consumer, it also means people with diabetes, or at risk of diabetes, can select the right rice to help maintain a healthy, low GI diet.

The study found that the GI of rice ranges from a low of 48 to a high of 92, with an average of 64, and that the GI of rice depends on the type of rice consumed.

The research team from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and CSIRO's Food Futures Flagship also identified the key gene that determines the GI of rice, an important achievement that offers rice breeders the opportunity to develop varieties with different GI levels to meet consumer needs. Future development of low GI rice would also enable food manufactures to develop new, low GI food products based on rice.

Dr. Tony Bird, CSIRO Food Futures Flagship researcher, said that low GI diets offer a range of health benefits.

Dr. Melissa Fitzgerald, who led the IRRI team, said GI is a measure of the relative ability of carbohydrates in foods to raise blood sugar levels after eating.

"Understanding that different types of rice have different GI values allows rice consumers to make informed choices about the sort of rice they want to eat," she said.

"Rice varieties like India's most widely grown rice variety, Swarna, have a low GI and varieties like Doongara and Basmati from Australia have a medium GI."

Dr. Tony Bird, CSIRO Food Futures Flagship researcher, said that low GI diets offer a range of health benefits.

"Low GI diets can reduce the likelihood of developing Type 2 diabetes, and are also useful for helping diabetics better manage their condition," he said.

"This is good news for diabetics and people at risk of diabetes who are trying to control their condition through diet, as it means they can select the right rice to help maintain a healthy, low GI diet."

Low GI foods are those measured 55 and less, medium GI are those measured between 56 and 69, while high GI measures 70 and above.

When food is measured to have a 'high GI', it means it is easily digested and absorbed by the body, which often results in fluctuations in blood sugar levels that can increase chances of getting diabetes, and make management of Type 2 diabetes difficult.

Conversely, foods with low GI are those that have slow digestion and absorption rates in the body, causing a gradual and sustained release of sugar into the blood, which has been proven beneficial to health, including reducing the chances of developing diabetes.

CSIRO Australia. "Good news about the glycemic index of rice." ScienceDaily, 8 Jul. 2012. Web. 30 Jul. 2012.

Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A


How to Burn 20 pounds of Fat in 8 Weeks or Less and Keep it Off Forever!  


By: Scott Mendelson




I have been successful losing body fat before, but it always comes back within a few months.  I need a plan that will allow me to lose 20 pounds fast, but keep it off and from all that I have read you are the guy to talk to!  What do you suggest for training with limited equipment in my basement when I cannot get to the gym?  







Rapid fat loss and long-term success requires a multi-phased nutrition strategy to address specific periods of time.  Why go through all of the effort to lose body fat, just to have it pile back on very quickly?  Do not get caught up in body weight and read this recent blog to learn why tracking body fat percentage is much more useful towards your long term goals. A very high percentage of people who lose some body fat put it back on within 60 days. This typically takes place when the wrong strategies were put into place leaving the metabolism very sluggish and causing a quick a rebound of body fat, even when the period following the fat loss effort is not full of junk.  


Modified Fasts for Rapid Fat Loss  


The KISS Rapid fat loss program is the ticket to a long term lean body with great energy for several reasons.  Not only does the plan work quickly to burn fat, but it can be easily implemented over a long period of time and modified based on your goals.  For example, you can skip breakfast on certain days to create a 12-15 hour fast status starting after dinner the night before, to burn fat like crazy!  While this is great for fat burning, it does not need to be done seven days a week.    


Cut Out Night Time Snacks to Kick Off the Fast!   


No snacking after dinner is a good habit in general for those wanting to lose body fat and the period of time while you are sleeping does not require any food.  You should drink water during this time period as that should never be limited in any way.   Most of my clients do not have a big appetite in the morning, allowing a cup of coffee or tea to be very satisfying to carry them until the first meal at lunch or mid-morning.  This type of schedule is ideal for people training in the afternoon or evening.  A morning exercise routine requires different meal timing...


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Mixed Seafood Paella 


Mixed Seafood Paella   

 Ingredients (Serves 4):

  • 1.5 cups chicken broth 
  • 1 cup clam stock (use all chicken broth if you omit seafood) 
  • 6 littleneck clams, scrubbed clean 
  • 6 mussels, scrubbed clean 
  • 1/2 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
  • 6 ounces chorizo sausage, casing removed and crumbled (homemade or nitrate free) 
  • 2 chicken thighs, cubed (boneless and skinless) 
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 2 roma tomatoes, chopped 
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt 
  • 1 teaspoon saffron threads 
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper 
  • 1 head cauliflower (about 4 cups chopped) 
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley 
  • lemon wedges for garnish  


  1. Place the cauliflower floretts in a blender or food processor, and chop finely until it resembles short-grain rice. Set off to the side.  
  2. Combine the chicken stock and clam juice in a saucepan set over medium heat. Keep warm while you cook the meat.  
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces and sausage. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to brown the chicken on all sides.  
  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil, onion, garlic, tomatoes, salt, paprika, pepper, and saffron. Continue to sauté for another 7 minutes until the onions have softened.  
  5. Pour 3/4 cup of the broth mixture into the skillet, stirring to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Stir in the riced cauliflower and simmer for 15 minutes.  
  6. Bring the remaining broth to a boil, then add the clams and mussels. Cover and cook for 6-7 minutes, until the shells have opened up. Discard any that haven't opened. Remove the shellfish with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the shrimp to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, until pink. Set aside with the shellfish.  
  7. When the cauliflower is tender and most of the juices have evaporated, nestle the shrimp, clams, and mussels into the paella. Cook for another 10 minutes then remove from the heat. Let the paella stand for 10 minutes before serving.  
  8. Sprinkle the parsley over the top and serve each dish with a lemon wedge. Paella is best with a squeeze of fresh lemon right before eating.  
  9. Enjoy! 



Recipe and photo compliments of our former feature chef Danielle Walker at Against All Grain.  For more amazing grain-free recipes and photos be sure to visit her recipe page and website!  If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email them to


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