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July 22, 2012
 Monticello, Missouri
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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 over!

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 found this 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 Vital Whey 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 vanilla, cocoa or 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 - yum! 

Obesity screening for everyone?  In response to the growing numbers of obesity, the US 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 Facebook and tell us what you think!


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

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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...

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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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 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 pole.

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 mind.

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...


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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

Dieting? Study Challenges Notion That a Calorie Is Just a Calorie 


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 low-carb diet.

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 meal.
  • 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 diet.

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.

"In 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 sustainable."

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 Mendelson Q&A


Build Up Your Shoulders and Lose Body Fat Fast!    


By: Scott Mendelson




We 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?   

Seattle, WA   





Yes, we 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 Weeks  


Taking 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 fuel...


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Recipe Corner

Steak Hash with Red Pepper Avocado Spread    


Steak Hash  

 Ingredients for the Hash:

  • 14oz 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:  

  • 2 avocados, peeled and cored 
  • 8-10 oz roasted red peppers, from a jar (drained) 
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder 
  • salt, to taste    


  1. First make your roasted red pepper avocado spread. Place all ingredients in a food processor. Blend. Place in bowl to refrigerate and chill out. 
  2. Now place a large skillet under medium heat and get that thing extra hot. 
  3. While the skillet is heating up, salt and pepper both sides of your steak and press dried basil and oregano into the steak. 
  4. Place steak in skillet and cook on both sides for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through to your preference. 
  5. While the steak is cooking, chop your veggies. 
  6. Once steak is done, place on cooking board to rest. 
  7. 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. 
  8. Once your onions are caramelized, 6-8 minutes, remove and place in bowl. 
  9. Now add your red bell pepper and mushrooms, add a bit more salt and cover to let cook down for 3-5 minutes. 
  10. Once your veggies are done cooking, thinly slice your steak (or chop) and add to your pan, along with onions and mix together. 
  11. Cook eggs to preference to top on hash. 
  12. Top with fresh basil and eat that up! 



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