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Liverwurst Sale ~ Holiday Recipes &
Heart Cures 




December 9, 2012
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
 
December has started out quite differently for us here in Northeast Missouri this year.  We kicked the month off with balmy 70-degree weather!  This is very uncharacteristic for us but we are certainly not complaining.  Things have cooled down a bit but we are still enjoying a very mild start to the winter season.

Now is a great time to stock up on some US Wellness favorites: our best-selling Liverwurst is on sale this week, along with our popular back ribs and shredded beef.  All make great additions to any holiday dinner.

This month we are excited to have Erin Shriver, author of the Real Food Renegade blog as our feature chef.  As a recovering vegan and now a paleo expert, she has a vast knowledge of food and we were honored to have her share some of her favorite holiday recipes with us.  Be sure to check out her recipe page for some unique new holiday menu ideas and the bonus tallow soap recipe she shared with us!

Is high fructose corn syrup consumption a precursor to diabetes?  A recent study of 43 countries compared the use of high fructose corn syrup and the rates of diabetes.  Not surprisingly, the countries that used high fructose corn syrup in foods had about a 20% higher rate of diabetes compared to countries that don't use the sweetener.  Read the full article here for all the details.  This is yet another example of how important it is to read food labels and know exactly what is in your food. 

Good news in the paleo world this week - Mark Sisson just released a new cookbook,  Healthy Sauces, Dressings & Toppings.  This would make an excellent Christmas present and should be a staple in any paleo kitchen!  Recipes include everything from your basic condiments to dreamy concoctions destined to turn your favorite basic meals into masterpieces.   Head over to Mark's Daily Apple now for all the details and a special buying bonus - they are giving away a host of prizes just for ordering the book.

Are you doing all you can to prevent heart disease?   Read Dr. Al Sears' article below for some very helpful tips to keep your heart healthy.  Within that article you will also find a 15% discount code active through Tuesday this week!

Please keep in mind if you need an order delivered before Christmas, it will need to be placed no later than 10:00 am CST on Wednesday, December 19.  We will not be able to ship on Monday, December 24 or Tuesday, December 25 due to the holiday.  If you will need items delivered for New Year's, we highly recommend ordering by December 19th also.  Both Christmas and New Year's Day fall on a Tuesday, so we will not be able to ship Monday or Tuesday either week.  We appreciate any early orders to help ease the shipping strain during the holiday season! 

 

Winter Regards,

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


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US WELLNESS NEWS: MORE LAMB!
DR. AL SEARS, MD: WHAT IS YOUR HEART CURE?
KELLEY HERRING: A DIRTY SECRET ABOUT THE "GATEWAY" MEAT
RECENT HEALTH NEWS: IRON DEFICIENCY & COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
ASK THE COACH: LOSE THAT LAST 10-15 LBS OF AB FAT!
CUSTOMER COMMENTS: "LOVELY BACON!"
RECIPE CORNER: POT ROAST & VEGETABLES
FARM PHOTOS: ALABAMA CATTLE
PURCHASING INFO
CUSTOMER INFO

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Dr. Al Sears
What Is Your Heart Cure?    

By: Al Sears, MD

Dear Health-Conscious Reader,

I wrote the "Doctor's Heart Cure" book to treat my patients using lots of reports and advice I was already using. I was surprised when a publisher out of Chicago told me that they wanted to publish it, and I was even more surprised when it became a bestseller. But hey, who am I to complain?

When I wrote it, I wanted to tell people about a different focus on treating heart disease, and that there is a real, existing cure. But people still ask me now...sometimes even after reading the book. The cure is in there, but people aren't always getting the whole picture because we've got a lot of the research that proves the cure works woven all through the book.

So I decided to create this little guide to make that answer very clear and simple. Here's what the cure is: take these seven simple steps:

CoQ10: This is nutrient works wonders to energize the heart, reduce oxidized fat in blood vessels, and destroy free radicals lurking in the heart. This nutrient alone helps 50% of my patients get high blood pressure back to normal. And did you know that the majority of people with heart disease are deficient in CoQ10?(1)

To heal and energize your heart, take 50 mg a day of the ubiquinol form of CoQ10 (it's eight times more powerful than the old ubiquinone form). Because CoQ10 is a fat-soluble nutrient, take it with fat like cod liver oil, Sacha Inchi oil, almond butter or olive oil to make sure it's absorbed well.

L-Carnitine: Every form of life depends on carnitine for energy production within cells. And in your heart, carnitine reduces arterial plaque, lowers LDL and raises HDL, for both healthy people and those with heart disease.

You get carnitine from eating red meat and natural dairy products, but if you don't eat enough, you'll want to take at least 500 mg of L-carnitine as a supplement every day. It's important to take the L-carnitine form and not the synthetic D,L-carnitine, which interferes with the natural action of carnitine...

Continue Reading...

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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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A Dirty Secret about the "Gateway" Meat
    

By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 

  

  

 Bacon...

It can transform bland veggies... add flavor to soups... and elevate artisanal chocolates. In fact, this savory, salty, smoky ingredient can make just about anything taste better.

Paleo-diet devotees proudly wear shirts emblazoned with "I Love Bacon". In fact, it has even been called the "gateway meat" because the flavor and aroma of bacon are so addictive and enticing that it has turned more than a few vegetarians back into meat eaters.

We certainly love our bacon!

Americans eat more than 18 pounds of bacon each year on average.  And recently the bacon products market has really begun to sizzle. From bacon soda to bacon vodka - and even bacon milkshakes - you don't have to look far to realize that we are a bacon-obsessed culture.

But whether you enjoy bacon for the indescribable flavor it adds to salads, soups and other dishes... or you prefer it sizzled up by the pound, there is something you should know.

There Could Be Super-Bugs in Your Bacon  

 

According to the January 2013 edition of Consumer Reports, an alarming 83 percent of pork products sold in grocery stores are contaminated with harmful bacteria and drug residues. 

 

Stephen S. Morse, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center for Public Health at Colombia University. Commenting on this finding, here's what he has to say: 

 

"You always expect to find some bacteria in any meat product. But those are usually harmless. I think the real surprise here was to find so many potentially disease-causing bacteria." 

 

Even worse is that 90 percent of the bacteria were found to be antibiotic resistant "super-bugs"...

 

Continue Reading... 

 

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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
Piglets

  

Iron Deficiency and Cognitive Development: New Insights from Piglets


University of Illinois researchers have developed a model that uses neonatal piglets for studying infant brain development and its effect on learning and memory. To determine if the model is nutrient-sensitive, they have done some research on the effects of iron-deficient diets.


"Iron deficiency is a major problem worldwide," said Rodney Johnson, professor of animal sciences and director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences. "Infants who experience iron deficiency during the first 6 to 12 months of age can have irreversible developmental delays in cognition."

He said that, even in the United States, iron deficiency is a significant problem. "Babies born to obese mothers are at risk for iron deficiency," said Johnson. "Furthermore, the incidence of child obesity is increasing, and being overweight or obese is a risk factor for iron deficiency. Overweight toddlers are nearly three times more likely to suffer from iron deficiency than are those with a healthy weight."

Johnson and his collaborators took 2-day-old piglets and fed them one of three diets. The diet for the control group contained the recommended levels of iron, the second was mildly deficient, and the third was severely deficient.

The piglet brain grows to approximately half of its maximum volume in the first 4 weeks of life. It continues to grow rapidly for the next 8 weeks, which is very similar to the way that human infant brains grow in the postnatal period.

At 4 weeks, the researcher began testing the piglets in a T-shaped maze. In an acquisition phase, piglets were trained to locate a milk reward in a constant place in space as well as direction, using visual cues from outside the maze. Pigs on the control diet learned the task quite well.

"Piglets provided the diet severely deficient in iron just didn't learn the task," Johnson said. "It's a T-maze so they have a 50 percent chance of getting it right. Even after 6 days of training, they never performed above chance levels. The piglets given the mildly deficient diet showed intermediate performance, but their performance was not significantly different from that of piglets given the control diet."

In the second phase of the test, the reward location was reversed. The piglets were retested to assess reversal learning.

"We changed the rules so the piglets had to change their strategy," Johnson explained. "It's more demanding, cognitively speaking. The piglets fed an adequate diet learned this task very well. However, piglets fed a diet severely deficient in iron continued to perform poorly while those given a mildly deficient diet showed intermediate performance."

Johnson said that one of the strengths of this paper is that it shows that this test is sensitive to a nutrient in a dose-dependent fashion.

The researchers then examined iron levels in different parts of the brain. They found reduced iron levels in the hippocampus, a brain region that is important for spatial learning and memory, of pigs in both experimental groups.

Johnson said that this work highlights a new translational model for studying micronutrient deficiencies. Traditional rodent models are less suited for examining these kinds of questions because they cannot be weaned early and placed on experimental diets. Pigs, however, are a precocial species, which means that their motor and sensory skills are quite well developed at birth. This facilitates early weaning and behavioral testing.

Johnson has recently received a 5-year NIH grant to do further work with this model. "We are investigating the effects of maternal viral infection during pregnancy," he said. "At a critical period during pregnancy, gilts are inoculated with a virus that causes pneumonia. When the piglets are born, we study their brain and cognitive development."

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. "Iron deficiency and cognitive development: New insights from piglets." ScienceDaily, 3 Dec. 2012. Web. 3 Dec. 2012.

Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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 Finally Get Rid of 10-15 lbs of Stubborn Abdominal Fat!  

 

By: Scott Mendelson

 

Scott,

   

All I want for Christmas is a six pack- Santa did not deliver last year, but I guess that was the not the typical gift request.  Every year I pile on body fat during the holidays - 10-15 lbs and I am able to burn that off by the end of March.  However, I can never get rid of the next 10-15 lbs which are covering my abs.  The rest of my body is very lean and every year I hit the same roadblock.  What can I do differently with diet, training, etc. so I can finally have a six pack at age (44) for my trip to the Bahamas in April?  

 

Jack  

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Jack,

We need to improve your nutrition and training strategy starting in December to prevent the body fat accumulation and build fat burning momentum for the New Year.  Dr. Serrano and I discussed this topic in great detail during a recent print interview which can be requested free of charge by emailing Scott@infinityfitness.com.  There are many bad implications to letting your eating go wild along with alcohol consumption during the holidays as this negatively impacts key fat burning markers such as insulin sensitivity for weeks or possibly months in certain situations.  The bad eating habits in December are creating a hormonal environment that makes body fat loss in the mid-section in particular very difficult for several reasons.  We need to reverse these trends!

Thanks for sending your training and nutrition info which I left out of this answer to save on space.  You have been using the same tactics for a long time that are no longer appropriate for your current needs.  Just because they worked well a few years ago does not mean they will work well now due to changes in many conditions.  We will shift your weight training from 90 minutes to 45 minutes per session by increasing efficiency in a number of ways.  Not only does this save you time, but it also drives fat burning hormones through the roof while preventing over training.

Your success strategy starts with preventing the 10 to 15 lbs of new body fat during the holidays leaving much less to be burned January 1.   Do not put your success off until January 1 as what you do now impacts your fat burning capacity a month from now and beyond. Yes, you can get away with a few holiday feasts if you follow our cheat meal rules proven to interfere with body fat accumulation at multiple levels despite BIG EATING...

Continue Reading...

   

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Email Scott@infinityfitness.com to discuss your goals and for copies of the Cutting Edge Nutrition Interview With Dr. Serrano, KISS Rapid Fat Loss Plan, Great Abs and Rapid Fat Burning Tools Special Reports, and the 10 Minute Fat Loss Interval Workout.  Check out our new blog for great tips, exercise video clips, success strategies and more !  

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Recipe Corner

Pot Roast With Baby Vegetables  

 

Pot Roast Ingredients: 

  • 3 lb Chuck Roast 
  • Seasoned salt and lemon pepper 
  • 1 onion, peeled and halved 
  • 1 carrot, whole 
  • 1 cup beef broth  
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 
  • 2 garlic cloves, whole 
  • 1 rosemary sprig 
  • 2 thyme sprigs 
  • 1 pound new red potatoes 
  • 1 cup baby carrots 
  • 1 cup boiling or pearl onions 
  • 1 cup baby squash 
  • 1 cup button mushrooms, stems removed  

Directions:

  1. Sprinkle roast with seasoned salt and lemon pepper to taste.  
  2. Place onion and carrot in the bottom of a 5 or 6 quart crockery cooker or Crock Pot.  
  3. Lay the meat on top of the vegetables.  
  4. Pour in the broth and Worcestershire sauce. Season with garlic, rosemary and thyme.  
  5. Cover and set dial to low-heat. Allow to gently simmer for 5 to 6 hours.  
  6. Remove the cover and add the baby vegetables around the roast. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and continue to cook covered on low-heat for an additional 1 to 1/2 hours.  
  7. Substitute about 1 teaspoon dried rosemary and thyme if you don't have fresh  

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