July has been flying by here in Northeast
Missouri. We're still basking in hot and balmy weather and can't believe this month is almost
Need more reasons to add
bone broth to your diet? We already know it is a powerhouse
of vital nutrients, and
Nourished Kitchen's recent post reminds us just how
important broth can be to all parts of our bodies. Our recipe comes from the
Nourishing Traditions cookbook and is made with our
grass-fed beef marrow bones.
Can "bad" foods actually help you
lose weight? Are all foods that are classified as "bad", really all that bad for you? We
interesting slideshow, courtesy of
WebMD, and were actually quite impressed. Protein is a powerful nutrient
that has endless health benefits and some of the best fat-burning foods are full of it. Think
steak, eggs and
nuts and you'll be well on your way.
Looking for a healthy whey protein? Our grass-fed
Protein started out as a little-known secret around here, but as more and more people discover
and love it, all three flavors have been flying off the shelves. When we started looking for a
clean brand to carry, we realized immediately how hard it was to find a good grass-fed whey, we were
lucky to find Vital Whey and proud to be able to provide it. Available in
plain, this is good stuff. Healthy, 100%
grass-fed whey protein that is non-denatured and full of essential amino acids is a powerful
post-workout drink or even a meal replacement. All three flavors mix well - our favorite
combination is blending a scoop of whey with some creamy
vanilla ice cream and a dash of coconut milk -
Obesity screening for everyone? In response to the growing numbers of
Preventive Services Task Force has recommended that doctors begin screening all patients for
obesity, so that those who are obese can get on treatment programs. We were happy to read that
the types of treatment programs they had in mind are healthy diet and exercise plans, instead of
weight loss medications or surgery. What are your thoughts? We'd love to hear if
physicians in your area have begun any such programs. Feel free to visit us on
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Slash Sickness, Add Decades with Super Nutrient
By: Al Sears, MD
Dear Health-Conscious Reader,
If you're a regular reader you
know I recommend you start with food as your best natural source of nutrients and antioxidants.
But you should know that not all antioxidants come from outside your body. You already make
one of the most powerful antioxidants we know of.
In fact, people with the highest levels
are the ones who routinely live past 100. Plus, it may prevent a host of chronic diseases like
arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer and diabetes - just to name a few.
I'm talking about glutathione.
Correlation between age and glutathione peroxidase
(GSH-Px) levels in healthy elderly subjects (Rondelli, et al, 1997). Note that although younger
adults have generally higher levels are most likely to survive the longest in good health.
And even though your levels decline with age, boosting them back up is easy. Today, I'll show you
five steps you can use to help you boost your levels for tremendous health and anti-aging benefits.
I'll tell you the best sources of glutathione and its building blocks, and how much you need.
This may add decades to your life.
When scientists at the University of
Louisville gave mosquitoes a glutathione booster, their levels went up by 50 to 100 percent.
And, their life spans increased by a remarkable 30 to 38 percent.(1)
Doctors at the Montreal General Hospital Research Institute in Canada then repeated the
experiment with mice. They were able to duplicate the results - boosting levels of glutathione and
increasing life spans.(2)
Their success prompted others to investigate the effects of
glutathione in humans. Odense University in Denmark compared levels of glutathione in centenarians
(age 100 to 105) and people age 60 to 79 and found that glutathione was higher in the centenarians.
And among the centenarian group, those who were the most active had the very highest levels.(3)
In the same way that high levels of glutathione increase life spans, low levels of
glutathione show a direct link to chronic degenerative diseases...
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.
Are You Using The Kitchen Tool Linked with Cancer and Infertility?
By: Kelley Herring
You buy organic produce. You
eat grass-fed meat and pastured poultry. And you wouldn't touch farm-raised fish with a ten foot
If you do these things, you might think you have all the bases covered when it
comes to protecting yourself from environmental toxins. But there's another place that toxins lurk
that few people consider...
Pots and pans.
Can a Pan Make You Sick,
Fat and Infertile?
Your non-stick pan may save you time and make for an easy
cleanup. But it could also leach toxic compounds into your foods (and the air you breathe).
The chemicals that are used to make cookware "non-stick" are collectively called perflourinated
compounds. These chemicals act like estrogen. And they can cause numerous health problems in humans.
They have been linked to cancer, hormonal and reproductive issues, thyroid dysfunction, arthritis,
ADHD, high triglyceride levels and "polymer fume fever" among others.
In animal studies,
at least one perflourinated compound was found to be fatal to rats. And the fumes from Teflon
coatings are fatal to birds even in minute amounts. The term "canary in the coal mine" comes to
A recent study published in Human Reproduction found that pregnant women
and women of child-bearing age are at high risk for infertility and reproductive problems from
exposure to the chemical PFOA, found in Teflon.
Women with elevated levels of PFOA
experienced more difficulty conceiving. They were twice as likely to be diagnosed with infertility
as women with lower PFOA levels...
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
Dieting? Study Challenges Notion That a Calorie Is Just a
A new study published June 26 in the Journal of
American Medical Association challenges the notion that "a calorie is a calorie." The
study, led by Cara Ebbeling, PhD, associate director and David Ludwig, MD, director of the New
Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children's Hospital, finds diets that reduce the
surge in blood sugar after a meal--either low-glycemic index or very-low carbohydrate-may be
preferable to a low-fat diet for those trying to achieve lasting weight loss. Furthermore, the study
finds that the low-glycemic index diet had similar metabolic benefits to the very low-carb diet
without negative effects of stress and inflammation as seen by participants consuming the very
Weight re-gain is often
attributed to a decline in motivation or adherence to diet and exercise, but biology also plays an
important role. After weight loss, the rate at which people burn calories (known as energy
expenditure) decreases, reflecting slower metabolism. Lower energy expenditure adds to the
difficulty of weight maintenance and helps explain why people tend to re-gain lost weight.
Prior research by Ebbeling and Ludwig has shown
the advantages of a low glycemic load diet for weight loss and diabetes prevention, but the effects
of these diets during weight loss maintenance has not been well studied. Research shows that only
one in six overweight people will maintain even 10 percent of their weight loss long-term.
The study suggests that a low-glycemic load diet
is more effective than conventional approaches at burning calories (and keeping energy expenditure)
at a higher rate after weight loss. "We've found that, contrary to nutritional dogma, all calories
are not created equal," says Ludwig, also director of the Optimal Weight for Life Clinic at Boston
Children's Hospital. "Total calories burned plummeted by 300 calories on the low fat diet compared
to the low carbohydrate diet, which would equal the number of calories typically burned in an hour
of moderate-intensity physical activity," he says.
Each of the study's 21 adult participants (ages 18-40) first had to lose 10
to 15 percent of their body weight, and after weight stabilization, completed all three of the
following diets in random order, each for four weeks at a time. The randomized crossover design
allowed for rigorous observation of how each diet affected all participants, regardless of the order
in which they were consumed:
- A low-fat diet, which reduces dietary fat and
emphasizes whole grain products and a variety of fruits and vegetables, composed of 60 percent of
daily calories from carbohydrates, 20 percent from fat and 20 percent from protein.
- A low-glycemic index diet made up of minimally
processed grains, vegetables, healthy fats, legumes and fruits, with 40 percent of daily calories
from carbohydrates, 40 percent from fat and 20 percent from protein. Low glycemic index
carbohydrates digest slowly, helping to keep blood sugar and hormones stable after the
- A low-carbohydrate diet, modeled after the Atkins
diet, composed of 10 percent of daily calories from carbohydrates, 60 percent from fat and 30
percent from protein.
The study used state-of-the-art methods, such as
stable isotopes to measure participants' total energy expenditure, as they followed each
Each of the three diets fell
within the normal healthy range of 10 to 35 percent of daily calories from protein. The very
low-carbohydrate diet produced the greatest improvements in metabolism, but with an important
caveat: This diet increased participants' cortisol levels, which can lead to insulin resistance and
cardiovascular disease. The very low carbohydrate diet also raised C-reactive protein levels, which
may also increase risk of cardiovascular disease.
Though a low-fat diet is traditionally recommended by the U.S. Government
and Heart Association, it caused the greatest decrease in energy expenditure, an unhealthy lipid
pattern and insulin resistance.
addition to the benefits noted in this study, we believe that low-glycemic-index diets are easier to
stick to on a day-to-day basis, compared to low-carb and low-fat diets, which many people find
limiting," says Ebbeling. "Unlike low-fat and very- low carbohydrate diets, a low-glycemic-index
diet doesn't eliminate entire classes of food, likely making it easier to follow and more
Source: Children's Hospital
Boston. "Dieting? Study challenges notion that a calorie is just a calorie." ScienceDaily, 26 Jun.
2012. Web. 27 Jun. 2012.
|Athlete Corner - Scott
Build Up Your Shoulders and Lose Body Fat
have hit the middle of summer and I am not lean enough in my opinion, so I am chasing fat loss yet
again. What can you suggest to build up my shoulders while burning fat fast? I read
about a diet plan recently that allows you to eat whatever you want on the weekends while being very
strict during the week. Can this actually work?
can improve your shoulder function and definition while using several elements of the workout to
focus on fat burning. A large volume of shoulder work can cause injury, so before starting
this program we need to establish that there are no injuries in place. I always include
preventative shoulder exercises in all training routines to deal with weaknesses that I detect
through several evaluation methods. You can see more info about this training strategy and
many others on the new blog.
If It Sounds Too Good to Be True- It is!
Regarding that particular nutrition plan- no it will not work to lose body fat,
it will pile on body fat quickly. That plan has been well marketed recently and caught
attention of consumers; however it has not produced positive results. Whoever designed the
plan lacks expertise and fails to recognize several facts. When it comes to most things in
life, if it sounds too good to be true, than it most likely is!
The Wrong Food Choices Will Prevent Fat Burning for Days or
meals to eat whatever you want not only adds surplus calories to the fat storage equation, but also
screws up fat burning for several days or weeks following. A couple days of bad eating will
send fat storing hormones through the roof which is a bad combination when plenty of bad raw
materials are available to manifest into new body fat. Consuming foods that upset the
digestive system can distract the body from fat burning and utilizing nutrients properly.
Ingredients such as trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, etc., are every efficient at increasing
rates of fat storage and interfere with the ability to burn fat as fuel. Trans fats in
particular get lodged in fat cells making it much more difficult to use more stored fat as
Email Scott@infinityfitness.com with your questions and to discuss your specific
goals. Ask for the Kiss Rapid Fat Loss Nutrition Plan, Big Time Fat Strip Set Training,
10-minute fat loss interval workout, Fat Cell Optimization Special Reports, and Zero Tolerance Rapid
Fat Loss Plans.
www.infinityftsblog.com for great tips, articles, exercise video clips and
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The thanks should go to you!! You should see all of the kids who are losing weight
buffalo. I talk about your company at all my
presentations. I just presented yesterday a case at the Lavender Festival in Cherry
Valley, CA! One child was asthmatic, obese and diabetic. He has been eating the
buffalo instead of you-know-whose burgers and he is
very thin now with no asthma!!!
Thank you so much, thank
you for the great service USWM provides to our community.
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Steak Hash with Red Pepper
Ingredients for the Hash:
US Wellness Meats Skirt Steak
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 large yellow onion, peeled and sliced
- 1 container of mushrooms, sliced
- handful of fresh basil
- however many eggs you want (I recommend 4-8) cooked however you want!
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- salt and pepper, to taste
Ingredients for the Spread:
- First make your
roasted red pepper avocado spread. Place all ingredients in a food processor. Blend. Place in bowl
to refrigerate and chill out.
- Now place a large skillet under medium heat and get that thing extra
the skillet is heating up, salt and pepper both sides of your steak and press dried basil and
oregano into the steak.
- Place steak in skillet and cook on both sides for 8-10 minutes or until cooked
through to your preference.
- While the steak is cooking, chop your veggies.
- Once steak is done, place on cooking board
- Add your onions directly to the leftover steak fat with a sprinkle of salt and cover to help
cook down, mixing around at times to make sure the onions don't burn.
- Once your onions are
caramelized, 6-8 minutes, remove and place in bowl.
- Now add your red bell pepper and mushrooms, add
a bit more salt and cover to let cook down for 3-5 minutes.
- Once your veggies are done cooking, thinly slice
your steak (or chop) and add to your pan, along with onions and mix together.
- Cook eggs to preference
to top on hash.
- Top with fresh basil and eat that up!
Recipe and photo compliments of Juli at
PaleOMG . For more unique paleo friendly
recipes, CrossFit highlights and life lessons, be sure to visit her
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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