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March 4, 2012
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear Homi Chivaie,
Spring Grazing  
We are very excited to welcome March in here in Northeast Missouri.  It is always one of our favorite months, because it means spring is right around the corner.  We "spring forward" for Daylight Savings Time next weekend and officially celebrate the first day of Spring on March 20.  March is certainly coming in like a lion this year, we've had several blustery days this week, but plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures so we're not complaining!

During the changing of the seasons, it seems that it is prime time to come down with cold or flu symptoms.  Thus it is even more important at these times to make sure our diets are helping prevent illness.  This recent article on WebMD caught our eye, advising how important it is to eat healthy especially when you are sick.  We have customers call in daily with a myriad of chronic diseases: cancer, heart disease, diabetes, celiac disease, etc., and the common thread is that they all understand that certain foods can help aid in their treatment.  The article went on to explain key elements to include in our diet, and we were happy to see protein top the list.  Some of the best choices are obvious, but others may surprise you: If you are one of our many readers with a gluten intolerance, or have a child with celiac disease and struggle to come up with new recipe and dinner ideas, there is a new cookbook that will be a huge help.  The Healthy Gluten-Free Life is not just a baking guide, but a huge resource for everyday recipes with whole food ingredients.  Not only are the recipes all gluten-free, they are also free of dairy, soy, and eggs! 

Want to win some serious loot?  Visit the Civilized Caveman for an amazing opportunity to win some primal essentials for your kitchen.  They are giving away $1800 worth of product and entering is painless!

What difference does soil make?  A lot.  Author Stanley Fishman just posted an informative piece on the importance of healthy soils, and how it affects the flavor of the end product. 

If you enjoyed the inaugural episode of The Primal Chef as much as we did, check out their project page. They are eagerly anticipating production of a second episode, however they need your help!  Visit their website today for all the details so they can get started. 

Have you picked up a copy of Paleo Magazine yet?  They are just wrapping up their first year in business and every issue so far has been packed with helpful information, training tips, recipe ideas, etc., and authored by some of the best in the business.  In celebration of their big anniversary, we are giving away a one-year subscription to this popular magazine, simply visit our blog to enter the contest!

We have some powerful information in the articles below this week.  Kelley Herring talks about one simple spice that has massive health benefits - it can help prevent everything from wrinkles to heart disease.  You don't want to miss out on this one.  Also, be sure and check out our recipe section below for a healthy twist on an old school lunch favorite!

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Sugary Beverages May Increase Alzheimer's Risk

Excess drinking of sugary beverages like soda may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, suggests new research in mice. Although the exact mechanisms aren't known, obesity and diabetes are both associated with higher incidences of Alzheimer's. Ling Li and her colleagues tested whether high sugar consumption in an otherwise normal diet would affect Alzheimer's progression.

They used a genetic mouse model that develops Alzheimer's-like symptoms in adulthood, and over a 25 week period supplemented the regular, balanced diet of half the animals with 10% sugar water. Afterwards, they compared the metabolism, memory skills (by means of various mazes) and brain composition of the regular and sugar-fed mice.

The sugar-fed mice gained about 17% more weight than controls, had higher cholesterol levels, and developed insulin resistance. These mice also had worse learning and memory retention and their brains contained over twice as many amyloid plaque deposits, an anatomical hallmark of Alzheimer's.

Although the researchers cannot be certain if the increased mental impairment resulted specifically from the higher sugar intake or higher calories in general, these results to highlight the potential risk of sugary beverages. They note that the human equivalent of the mouse diet would be roughly 5 cans of soda per day, although since mice have a higher metabolism, it may actually take less sugar intake in humans.

Resource: American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. "Sugary Beverages May Increase Alzheimer's Risk." ScienceDaily, 8 Dec. 2007. Web. 29 Feb. 2012. 

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If This Were a Drug, They Would Give It a Nobel Prize


By: Al Sears, MD

Dear Health-Conscious Reader,

What if there were a drug that dramatically reduced the risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes?

A drug that prevented 17 different types of deadly internal cancers, and helped reduce overall cancer risk by 77%.

It would be front-page news. You'd be hearing about it every day.

Well, there is such a thing, but it's not a drug.

It also lowers the risk of Type-1 and Type 2 diabetes, and helps prevent auto-immune disorders like M.S. and rheumatoid arthritis.

This "non-drug" has no side effects, and you can get it absolutely free. And, the more you get of it, the better you feel.

I'm talking about Vitamin D.

It's the only vitamin you can get from sunshine. The only vitamin that is also a hormone.

And it's the vitamin we, here in the United States, are most deficient of.

Have you ever noticed how much better you feel after walking in the sun? It can brighten your spirits, give you a great tan, and may just save your life.

Most doctors don't realize the sun can prevent disease. They want you to avoid sunshine at all costs. But, following their advice actually puts you at a higher risk level for heart disease and cancer.

For years, most doctors failed to make the connection between prostate cancer and sunlight. But, back in 1990, Professor Gary Schwartz, Ph.D of Wake Forest University, connected the dots. He discovered that people with too little Vitamin D were the ones most likely to get prostate cancer.

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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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  The Mighty Mint that Protects against Chronic Illness
(and Everyday Ails!)


By: Kelley Herring


In the last edition of the US Wellness Meats Newsletter, I told you about the many healing properties of the spice, turmeric, how you can maximize its power in your cooking and the delicious ways to incorporate it in your diet. 


Today I'm going to share another powerful pantry preventive that will make your menus more mouthwatering... and turn every delicious dish into a meal that heals.  


Rosemary: The Fragrant Herb that Fights Forgetting  


Do you ever misplace your keys... forget why you walked into a room... or draw a blank on people's names? Then eating more rosemary might be just what the doctor ordered. 


Rosemary is an herb in the Labitae, or mint, family. It's native to the Mediterranean region and regarded as the "herb of remembrance" by Shakespeare. Rosemary has been used for millennia as a memory enhancer. 


But its ability to guard the memory isn't just folklore.  


In fact, a recent study published in Current Pharmaceutical Design cites rosemary as a natural, effective, and well-tolerated treatment for dementia. 


So how does this piney herb protect precious memories? With a combination of two powerful neuro-protective nutrients: carnosic acid and rosmarinic acid


Carnosic acid shields brain cells from the free radical damage that is seen in stroke, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. It also boosts circulation in the brain and increases the production of nerve growth factor (NGF) - a substance critical for the survival and maintenance of neurons. 


Rosmarinic acid protects brain cells from beta-amyloid plaque, which is known to cause degeneration and death of brain neurons and is now considered the primary culprit in Alzheimer's disease. 


And rosemary can help you stay "clear headed" in other ways too...  

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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...  


serranoDr. Eric Serrano MD, MS, BC
Eric Seranno
Dr. Serrano,

My husband was just diagnosed with Gout.  He had a severe attack of it after he returned from vacationing in Florida where he was eating large amounts of seafood four days in a row with very little in the way of fruits and vegetables to help balance the high amounts of purines he was consuming.  Also, Gout and arthritis runs in his family.  

My husband is 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 190 lbs.  But he does carry excess weight around his mid section.  He is 72 years old and still works and includes moderate activities in his lifestyle, like bowling and golfing.    

The doctor put him on a low protein diet.  Along with that, I have increased the amount of fruits and especially vegetables in his diet (both raw and cooked) and I'm making sure he drinks at least 64 ounces of water daily.  

My question to you is, how much protein should a person with this condition be consuming on a daily basis and are there certain proteins that are better than others?  Also, are there any other foods besides animal sources of protein that he should eliminate or cut back on in his diet?
Thank you for time and your suggestions,

Lynnfield, MA


Dear Laurie,    


Good job on taking care of your husband.  Now about him eating a low protein diet because he has gout, wrong.  Before I make some recommendations, make sure he gets some blood tests to figure out what is wrong with him, and why is he having these symptoms.  Also look at why he is getting gout: 

  • How much is he exercising?
  • Medications that can cause gout, diuretics
  • Thyroid problems
  • Aspirin
  • Fruits, due to the high fructose content will make gout worse, so no juices, pop, or anything with high fructose corn syrup
  • High levels of insulin
  • Alcohol, especially beer and wine
  • Organ meats, fish (sorry), sweet breads
  • High dosages of vitamin C 

Now that I gave you some reasons for gout, let's give you solutions: 

  1. Lower bean consumption
  2. No shellfish
  3. No maple syrup or any added sweeteners
  4. Keep his protein about .8 mgs/kg.  If he can't consume that much, use Muscle Synthesis, about 3-4 scoops twice a day, that will provide the amino acids without the excessive load 
  5. Drink lots of water
  6. Supplement with Alpha Omega-3, 3 twice a day
  7. Digestive enzymes - You can order good ones from Innate, by calling (800) 634-6342, use code ser030, take two per day
  8. Devil claw herb, 1 gram a day 

Also make sure he doesn't consume too many breads.  

Best of success,  


Dr. Serrano




This is a friendly reminder to email health and wellness questions to for the Dr. Serrano question and answer series.  Answers will appear in future issues of the weekly newsletter under your first name only.  Dr. Serrano has been so kind to offer his expertise to any question involving health and wellness.    


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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Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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No Gym?  NO Problem!

Body Weight Training For Rapid Fat Loss    


By: Scott Mendelson



I am out of shape and need a workout to burn fat as well as improve energy, endurance, strength for daily activities, etc.  What program can I do with minimal equipment while having the ability to adjust the program to keep progress rolling?  Where do I start with a good diet?  








We must walk before we can run right?  I would encourage anyone reading this article to take productive action- NOW for a better tomorrow!  Dr. Serrano suggests a body weight circuit workout with constant movement between sets.  For example, do a set of pushups and during the 30 second rest period between sets walk around to keep moving.  This may seem like a minor detail, but it can help not only with calorie burning, but also to increase the fat burning hormonal response from exercise.  Over time, to make the workout more productive as your level of fitness improves, you can employ running in place between sets or even rapid jump roping.   


Keep It Moving! 


My advanced clients who have built up a high work capacity will do a few constant motion workouts in addition to their gym training to accelerate their goal time table.  With spring and summer hotly approaching we leave no stone unturned for clients.  You would be amazed how much a few 15-minute well structured routines done at home will do for accelerating body fat loss.  These methods really put people over the top, provided they stay on top of recovery to ensure the body responds optimally to training from a hormonal and metabolic stand point.  They also provide a great opportunity to address lagging body parts or weaker muscles by providing additional target work to fix weak links.  Remember that you are only as strong as your weakest links and muscle imbalances are a top cause for injury.  

The sequence of exercises is very important to maintain a high level of intensity while also letting muscles recover between sets.   This is why we suggest pairing an upper and lower body movement together in a super set fashion.  For example, a set of pushups followed by the 30 second active rest period then a set of body weight squats, then a 30 second active rest period and repeat 3 to 5 times before moving on to the next pair of exercises.  This sequence allows the upper body muscles to recover while the lower body musculature is working.

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Salisbury Steak 


Salisbury Steak      


  • 1 lb US Wellness Meats 75% lean ground beef 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1/2 cup almond meal 
  • 1 tsp black pepper 
  • 1/2 tsp each salt, ground mustard, and onion powder 
  • 5oz (1/2 package) sliced white mushrooms 
  • 2 cups beef broth/stock 
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream 
  • 2 tsp potato starch 


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine the ground beef, egg, almond meal, salt, half of the pepper, mustard, and onion powder in a mixing bowl. Mix everything together with your hands until everything is nice and blended, being careful not to over-mix.
  2. Form the meat into three large steak-shaped patties, like you see above, and place on a baking sheet. These steaks are so naturally (and awesomely) fatty that you don't need to worry about greasing the baking sheet. Place in the oven for 25 minutes.
  3. While the steaks are cooking, add the broth, mushrooms, and the other half of the pepper to a small pot. Bring to a simmer on medium heat.
  4. Once simmering, reduce the heat and med/low and let it simmer for about 20 minutes, until the mushrooms shrink a bit.
  5. Add 1 tbsp heavy cream, allowing the broth to return to a simmer. Add a little water to the potato starch, and mix it together. Stir this mixture into the broth, and continue stirring until it thickens. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. After the steaks have baked for 25 minutes, broil them for an additional 2 minutes to give them a nice crusty look. Take them out of the oven, and scrape off the gunk on top. It's okay, they're supposed to look a little gross at this point.
  7. Plate the steaks and pour the gravy on top of them, and serve immediately. This dish goes especially well with mashed potatoes



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