Happy Spring! As the seasons officially change this week we are basking in warm
Missouri sunshine and enjoying spring temperatures and greener pastures. Hopefully everybody
has recovered from the time change last weekend and is enjoying the warm weather trend!
If you have watched the news or been online at all this week, you have probably heard about the
results from the
Consumption and Mortality
study from Harvard that was published on Monday. The study has
been following a large group of participants since 1986 and has assessed their diets based on
, filled out once every four years. They have concluded that a daily serving
of unprocessed red meat increased the risk of mortality by 13%, while a daily serving of processed
red meat increased mortality by 20%. As we're sure you've seen, the headlines that followed
were not at all favorable to red meat. While this has not slowed down our steak consumption at
all, it will cause many to join the "Meatless Monday" bandwagon. We know that all meats are
not created equal, and that there were many other factors not figured into this study and that the
meat itself may not be to blame.
posted an excellent breakdown and response to the observational study, showing that
meat alone may not be bringing on the higher mortality risk.
Has this study
changed your eating habits at all? We'd love to hear your thoughts - feel free to visit us on
to leave your feedback.
posted a frightening article last
week advising that for the first time in forty years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
has noticed an increase in the number of preschool age children with cavities. Not just one or
two, but kids are visiting the dentist with 6-10 cavities at one time. Many children are
suffering from tooth decay so bad that they require anesthesia, which can be dangerous for young
children. Not surprising, reasons for this increase included poor dental hygiene and children
consuming too many sugary and carb-heavy snacks. To help keep your children out of the
dentist's chair, try to substitute more healthy snacks into their diets. Here are some of our
Now is a great time to add a few snacks to your next order, the
Cappuccino Ice Cream and
Peanut Butter Honey Bars are both on sale this
week! For a healthier chocolate snack you might try our
Tanzania 72% Dark Chocolate Bars which have been
winning national praise and just restocked last week.
Are our kids too clean? As crazy as this might sound, there may
be some truth behind it. A
hints that farm life, or more exposure to the elements, may
actually help breed immunity to bacteria and disease. There are countless antibacterial soaps,
hand sanitizers, and sprays on the market now that may be getting overused. The study compared
Amish children who typically live on the farm to Swiss children who did not grow up on the farm, and
they found that the Amish children had much lower allergy levels than those not living on a
farm. While not everyone has the opportunity to grow up on the farm, we can pay more attention
to how much sanitizer our kids use.
The Naturally Engineered blog is again hosting
2012 Paleo Community
that we encourage you all to take and share with friends. This provides great
feedback to all of those involved in the paleo lifestyle- whether you are a producer, consumer,
blogger, etc. It also gives us ideas on how to improve our paleo offerings and lets producers
know what consumers are looking for. The
interesting - especially the polls showing the effects a paleo diet can have on health and energy
levels. This year's survey takes only a minute to fill out, and you will be entered to win
several prize packages!
One of our favorite new cookbooks will be released next Tuesday,
March 20. We were lucky enough to receive a preview copy of
Eat Like A Dinosaur
last week and love it!
Authored by the
they are hosting a
help you eat your way through the book - visit their
for all the details and to get entered to win a kitchen full of
If you want more ways to win, along with some quick and easy dinner ideas,
& Radishes blog
to get entered in an easy US Wellness giveaway for your chance to score a whole
assortment of tasty meat products.
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How to Best
Help Your Child Lose Weight: Lose Weight Yourself
A study by researchers at the University of
California, San Diego School of Medicine and The University of Minnesota indicates that a parent's
weight change is a key contributor to the success of a child's weight loss in family-based treatment
of childhood obesity. The results were just published in the advanced online edition of the journal
"We looked at things such as parenting skills and styles, or changing
the home food environment, and how they impacted a child's weight," said Kerri N. Boutelle, PhD,
associate professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at UC San Diego and Rady Children's Hospital-San
Diego. "The number one way in which parents can help an obese child lose weight? Lose weight
themselves. In this study, it was the most important predictor of child weight loss."
Recent data suggests that 31 percent of children in the United States are overweight or obese, or
between four and five million children. Current treatment programs generally require participation
by both parents and children in a plan that combines nutrition education and exercise with behavior
"Parents are the most significant people in a child's environment,
serving as the first and most important teachers," said Boutelle "They play a significant role in
any weight-loss program for children, and this study confirms the importance of their example in
establishing healthy eating and exercise behaviors for their kids."
looked at eighty parent-child groups with an 8 to 12-year-old overweight or obese child, who
participated in a parent-only or parent + child treatment program for five months.
study focused on evaluating the impact of three types of parenting skills taught in family-based
behavioral treatment for childhood obesity, and the impact of each on the child's body weight: the
parent modeling behaviors to promote their own weight loss, changes in home food environment, and
parenting style and techniques (for example, a parent's ability to help limit the child's eating
behavior, encouraging the child and participating in program activities).
previously published research, parent BMI change was the only significant predictor of child's
The researchers concluded that clinicians should focus on encouraging
parents to lose weight to help their overweight or obese child in weight management.
University of California - San Diego. "How to best help
your child lose weight: Lose weight yourself." ScienceDaily, 14 Mar. 2012. Web. 15 Mar. 2012.
Dr. Al Sears, M.D.|
Eyebrows May Be Telling You
By: Al Sears, MD
I've helped thousands of women look and feel more beautiful at
my clinic over the years.
And I know it's important to you to keep your eye area looking
nice and clean with proper eyebrow grooming.
But there's something important you should
A little refinement with a pair of tweezers is one thing. But if the outer third of
your eyebrow is starting to fall out on its own, that's a different story.
If this is
happening, it may mean you're not producing enough thyroid hormone.
And that's bad
Because when your thyroid is working like it should, you'll have:
- Increased energy
- Normal heart rate
- Normal weight
- Healthy metabolism
- Less stress
- Normal body temperature
- Strong joints & muscles
- Normal periods
- Regular blood
- Shiny, lustrous hair
- A sharp memory
If your thyroid isn't working as efficiently as it could, you might
experience one or more of over two hundred problems. Besides losing your eyebrows, you might
start to feel chilly all the time. You might notice extra fat around your waist. Maybe you get
headaches a lot, your nails break easily, or your mood may not be as good as it once was.
If you recognize any of these symptoms, you're not alone. You have a one in five chance of
developing thyroid issues by the time you're 65 years old.
In fact, low thyroid function
is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions today. According to a major study published in
the Archives of Internal Medicine, 13 million Americans are undiagnosed and unaware they have
But don't rush off to your doctor quite yet...
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.
The #1 Anti-Aging
Ingredient in Pizza (Hint: It's NOT Tomatoes!)
By: Kelley Herring
In the last two editions of the US Wellness Meats
newsletter, I shared
the many health benefits of turmeric and rosemary and the best ways to incorporate these flavorful,
functional foods in your diet.
Today I'm going to share another common herb with some
amazingly uncommon health benefits...
Oregano: The Cell-Protecting Pizza Herb
The nostalgic smell you associate with your family's spaghetti dinners may
make you feel like a kid again. And research shows indulging in this culinary tradition could truly
turn back the hands of time.
because oregano - the predominant herb in Italian food that's often called the "pizza herb" - is a
chart-topper when it comes to fighting free radicals. Dried oregano weighs in with an ORAC score of
200,129. That's 110 times more antioxidant power than oranges... 42 times more than apples...and 30
times more than blueberries on a gram-per-gram basis.
Studies also show that oregano has stronger antioxidant capacity than two
common synthetic antioxidant preservatives commonly added to processed food-BHT (butylated
hydroxytoluene) and BHA (butylated bydroxyanisole).
But oregano doesn't just protect the healthy cells in your body. It can help eliminate
unwanted cells too. In fact, oregano is one of the most potent antimicrobial herbs ever
Bacteria, Immune-Wrecking Fungus and More!
A recent study conducted at
Georgetown University Medical Center found that oregano is effective against a wide range of
microbial nasties, including Staph, E. coli, H. pylori, Mycobacterium and others. The study authors
were so impressed by oregano's ability and long-standing safety record that they suggested it could
be used to prevent and treat severe bacterial infections, including antibiotic-resistant
Another study found that oregano oil is a better treatment for the
water-borne illness Giardia than the powerful prescription drugs commonly prescribed to treat the
But oregano doesn't just fend off pathogens - it can help you maintain a healthy
balance of bacteria in your gut as well...
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
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Dr. Eric Serrano MD,
I have what I believe is a plantar fibroma
on my foot, a painful lump right in the middle of the arch, about the size of a kidney bean. It
isn't a skin condition like a corn or callous, but down in the deeper tissues. I have read as
much as I can find on the condition - are there any dietary factors that contribute to it? I am
overweight and have trouble with my knees and other joints, and I do think that stress from weight
on the plantar fascia may have caused injury that started the lump forming as well, but I would like
to know if there is anything dietary I can do about it. I have been attempting, though
sporadically, to follow the Weston A. Price guidelines.
Sorry those fibromas can be very painful and yes,
they do start like you stated and obesity plays a very important part in it.
You stated that sporadically you follow the Weston A.
Price diet. I'm sorry but that doesn't work. If you want to work at it and really want to get
rid of the condition all the way, not halfway, you must start a good diet, and also stretch your
You don't give me any other details but eventually if
you don't make drastic changes sometimes surgery is the only way out of this problem.
- Patients with food allergies have a tendency to have more fibromas.
Best of success,
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only. Dr. Serrano has been so kind to offer his expertise to any question involving health and
Dr. Serrano has advanced degrees in
nutrition, kinesiology and wellness and has a wealth of knowledge from both his farm background, 15
years of clinical experience, and as an award-winning professor at Ohio State Medical School. Dr.
Serrano has an outstanding family practice on the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio and works with a
select group of professional athletes.
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By: Scott Mendelson
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Hello US Wellness,
Last night I cooked the
in a red-wine and herb poaching liquid
for 10 minutes, drained, dipped in flour and fried in your lamb fat together with thinly sliced
onions and fennel.
My husband and I were pleasantly surprised how good it was. I'm not
normally fond of organ meats, but am trying to eat more, since I'm pregnant. I'm glad I gave it a
try. And many recipes say that you need to eat organ meats fresh, not frozen, but I've had it in my
freezer for probably 2 months and it still tasted great.
Oh, and I gave a little
bit of it raw to my cat and he devoured it too. Thanks from our whole family!
www.churnyourown.comOn food, nutrition, cooking & holistic
(See the recipe
- 1 lb
- 1/2 bulb fennel, coarsely chopped, plus 1/2 bulb, thinly sliced
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 ribs celery, chopped
cloves of garlic, unpeeled, sliced in half
onions - one chopped and 1 thinly sliced
cups red wine plus enough water to cover the rest of the broth ingredients
- 2 Tbsp vinegar
- Mixed dried herbs (rosemary, thyme, sage, bay leaves, etc)
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon fennel seed
teaspoon celery seed
- Pinch of red chile
- 1 teaspoon black
- 1 tablespoon salt, plus more to
- 1-2 cups of pasture raised
beef fat or lard
- 1-2 cups flour
- Lemon slices,
as a condiment
- Soak the
sweetbreads in several changes of ice water for 2 hours.
- Make a broth by boiling together the fennel,
carrots, celery, garlic, chopped onion, wine, vinegar and herbs and spices for about 20 minutes.
Strain the solids out and return liquid to a boil. Add the sweetbreads and return to a simmer. Cook
~10 minutes, then drain and set aside.
- In a tall-sided pot, heat the fat to 375 degrees. Make sure you
have at least 2 inches of fat or it will cool too much when you add the sweetbreads.
Alternatively, if you fry it in a cast iron skillet, which has a high heat capacity, you can get
away with less fat.
- Dredge the sweetbreads in the flour mixed with some salt and fry for about 1
minute until the sweetbreads are brown and crispy. Next, dredge the sliced onion and fennel in the
flour mixture and fry in the fat until brown, working in batches to avoid overcrowding. Serve the
sweetbreads on the nest of fried onion and fennel with lemon wedges on the
Recipe compliments of Nevra at
Churn Your Own, photo comes from
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