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Honoring Our Veterans 

November 11, 2012
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
As we recognize Veterans Day today, November 11, we wish to salute all of our current servicemen and women protecting our freedoms day in and day out, as well as all of our Veterans from wars present and past.  The sacrifices you have made for our country are deeply appreciated and we will forever be indebted to your contributions. 

We also want to remind you to continue to support and appreciate all of the organizations assisting our wounded warriors and soldiers suffering here at home.  The Wounded Warrior Project, the USO, and Soldiers' Angels are all excellent organizations dedicated to helping our military men and women adjust to the return home.  Visit our blog for more ways you can contribute. 

We have had a very busy weekend at the Weston A. Price Conference and want to thank everyone who stopped by our booth to try out the organ sausages, snack sticks and steaks!  We look forward to this conference every year as they always bring together some of the best health and nutrition experts from all over the country.  It is always a great learning experience, so if you haven't been before, you might want to check it out next year.

Can trans fats be good for you?  No, this isn't a crazy question.  With all the fat that we sell (tallow, lard, marrow, butter) we get a lot of fat questions.  Trans fats have a horrible reputation, and the very knowledgeable Chris Kresser recently posted an excellent article explaining exactly what trans fats are, how grass-fed trans fats are different, and where CLA comes from and why it is so important to our health.  This is one of the best articles we've seen in awhile and encourage you to check it out!

We often get asked about our environmental footprint and wanted to share some changes our carrier, FedEx, has been implementing over the last few years.  They have teamed up with the Environmental Defense Fund to help add hybrid vehicles to their fleet - and today they are running one of the biggest hybrid fleets of any transportation company.  They are now moving beyond hybrid and researching more ways to reduce emissions and their dependence on oil.  We are proud to work with such an environmentally conscious company who takes great care of their customers.  You can read more about some of their changes here.   

You may have a powerful cancer-fighter in your refrigerator right now and not even realize it.  Be sure to read Kelley Herring's article below to learn more about this super food that is in nearly everyone's kitchen. 

Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  If you haven't ordered your turkey yet its not too late!  We still have organic, free range turkeys in stock in a variety of sizes.  To ensure delivery before Thanksgiving with plenty of time to thaw your bird, we highly suggest having all orders in by this Wednesday, November 14 by 10:00 am CST.  This will ensure delivery this week.  

Holiday Shipping Alert!  Please note, due to the holiday, our shipping schedule will be disrupted the week of Thanksgiving.  We will not ship next Wednesday, since FedEx cannot deliver on Thanksgiving.  We will only ship Monday and Tuesday that week.  Although we strongly recommend placing an order to ship ahead of the holiday rush, if you do need an order to ship the week of Thanksgiving, please ensure your order is completed by 10:00 am CST on Tuesday, November 20.   


Holiday Regards,

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

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Real Strength You Can Use  

By: Al Sears, MD

Dear Health-Conscious Reader,

Thinking of buying one of those exercise machines you see advertised? They make great towel racks but few people stick with them. The movements they force you into are often unnatural and do little to train your muscles for real strength.

I call it functional strength.

It means you have ability to get yourself up a flight of stairs. It means you can lift your groceries and load stuff into your car. Functional strength is the power to live your daily life. But as you age, that power starts to fade.

My older patients ask me about this all the time. When you're young, you never think about it. But when you get older, it hits you: Losing the ability to lift, pull or stand up means you lose your independence.

When my patients ask me for advice on building functional strength, I tell them to work the "big muscles." Legs, hips, buttocks and lower back. About 85% of your muscle mass is below your waist, and this is where your functional strength comes from.

The simple act of getting yourself out of a chair is a good example.

In fact, try a little experiment for me.

Sit on the edge of your chair. Put your hands in your lap. Lean forward, push up with your legs and stand up without using your arms.

Was that difficult? If it was, you may be losing muscle mass in your legs. And that's a problem. That functional strength your legs have keeps you agile, balanced and mobile.

The good news is building those muscles doesn't require a lot of work or sacrifice. And the payoff is huge. You can use body weight exercises and never have to step foot in a gym - or even leave your home...



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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Cancer-Fighting Power...Straight from the Farm

By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 




Butter is one of those foods that most of us just can't live without. It tastes amazing. And it goes with nearly everything.

But for many people, it's a guilty pleasure. After all, we've been subjected to a stream of anti-butter propaganda for decades. We've been told that it raises cholesterol and promotes heart disease. It might taste good, we're told... but it's a sure path to poor health.

As you probably already know, nothing could be further from the truth. The right kind of butter - and by that, I mean that which comes from animals raised on their natural diet of pasture - is a food that promotes health. Grass-fed butter is rich in essential nutrients and healthy fats that your body needs.

But real butter can do a lot more than provide essential nutrients. It can also help fight and prevent disease. In that sense, butter can truly be considered a "superfood."

In my last article in the U.S. Wellness Meats Newsletter, I talked about the heart-healthy, bone-building benefits of vitamin K2 found in butter. This week, I'd like to focus on another one of butter's disease fighting dynamos - a healthy fat called CLA.

CLA stands for conjugated linoleic acid and it is actually a type of trans-fat. But this is not the fake, industrial pseudo-food that causes heart disease and promotes diabetes. CLA is a naturally occurring fat that is found primarily in the meat and dairy products derived from ruminant animals, including sheep, cows, elk, bison and goats. And rather than causing disease, it can play a powerful role in helping to prevent it.

CLA has been shown to lower inflammation and reduce the risk of heart disease(1). It has also been shown to improve sensitivity to insulin, especially in those who are sedentary. This is an important benefit for those at risk for diabetes...


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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...  


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Eating Lots of Carbs, Sugar May Raise Risk of Cognitive Impairment, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

Those 70-plus who ate food high in fat and protein fared better cognitively, research showed


People 70 and older who eat food high in carbohydrates have nearly four times the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, and the danger also rises with a diet heavy in sugar, Mayo Clinic researchers have found. Those who consume a lot of protein and fat relative to carbohydrates are less likely to become cognitively impaired, the study found. The findings are published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

The research highlights the importance of a well-rounded diet, says lead author Rosebud Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., a Mayo Clinic epidemiologist.

"We think it's important that you eat a healthy balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat, because each of these nutrients has an important role in the body," Dr. Roberts says.

Researchers tracked 1,230 people ages 70 to 89 who provided information on what they ate during the previous year. At that time, their cognitive function was evaluated by an expert panel of physicians, nurses and neuropsychologists. Of those participants, only the roughly 940 who showed no signs of cognitive impairment were asked to return for follow-up evaluations of their cognitive function. About four years into the study, 200 of those 940 were beginning to show mild cognitive impairment, problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment that are greater than normal age-related changes.

Those who reported the highest carbohydrate intake at the beginning of the study were 1.9 times likelier to develop mild cognitive impairment than those with the lowest intake of carbohydrates. Participants with the highest sugar intake were 1.5 times likelier to experience mild cognitive impairment than those with the lowest levels.

But those whose diets were highest in fat - compared to the lowest - were 42 percent less likely to face cognitive impairment, and those who had the highest intake of protein had a reduced risk of 21 percent.

When total fat and protein intake were taken into account, people with the highest carbohydrate intake were 3.6 times likelier to develop mild cognitive impairment.

"A high carbohydrate intake could be bad for you because carbohydrates impact your glucose and insulin metabolism," Dr. Roberts says. "Sugar fuels the brain - so moderate intake is good. However, high levels of sugar may actually prevent the brain from using the sugar - similar to what we see with type 2 diabetes."

The study was funded by the National Institute on Aging.

Resource: Eating Lots of Carbs, Sugar May Raise Risk of Cognitive Impairment, Mayo Clinic Study Finds.  Mayo Clinic, 16 October, 2012.

Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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 Torch 10-20 lbs of Fat in 30 Days with the KISS Plan and the 10-Minute Workout      


By: Scott Mendelson




I have been doing an hour of cardio six days a week and my weight is going down, but my body fat levels are not!  How is that even possible and what can I do to burn fat fast?  Leading into the holidays I do not want to put off fat loss until the New Year, because if I do, I end up eating like crazy and putting on the pounds fast!





The excessive steady state cardio is teaching the body store fat!  We need to break this cycle by concentrating on interval sprints and weight training designed specifically for body fat loss.

Without getting into a long scientific explanation - a combination of factors I can identify are increasing your fat storage hormones, which also has a negative impact on metabolism.  Each year I have dozens of new female clients come my way in the same situation as you and correcting the problems involves a change in strategy.  Without the right changes you can expect matters to get much worse.

In most cases I can help female clients lose at least 10-20 lbs of body fat in the first 4-8 weeks and some times more pending the starting body fat percentage and degree of dedication.  Furthermore the dramatic improvements in daily energy, mood and confidence I see amongst clients are something that is harder to put into a statistic, but these elements are the key to long term success.  The better you feel the more likely you are to make good decisions with exercise and food choices.

Weight Training Will Unlock Your Fat Burning Potential

Yes, weight training will provide tremendous fat burning benefits...

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I had company in town this weekend, so my husband and I decided to finally use some of our "jackpot" meat! (that's what my hubbie has taken to calling it).

We made the chicken apple sausages in the morning (served with scrambled eggs and banana bread pudding). They were AMAZING! So, so yummy! Then for dinner we grilled the flat-iron steaks. I didn't marinade them, just gave them a simple salt and pepper rub, grilled them, and topped them with some garlic chive butter (made with  Kerrygold of course) right at the end of grilling. I cannot begin to tell you how absolutely heavenly these steaks were! They seemed to melt-in your mouth! One of the best steaks I've ever had, and our visitors LOVED them. You have converted us! We will be loyal US Wellness customers from here on out. No more grocery store meat for us! I'm planning on placing an order for our Thanksgiving turkey soon too!
I just wanted to thank you all again for our "jackpot" meat...and let you know we truly believe we struck a jackpot in finding out about your wonderful company! Thank you, thank you!
Amy E.

Recipe Corner

Guacamole Bacon-Stuffed Pepper Poppers


Stuffed Peppers     


  • 1 lb sweet baby peppers 
  • 2 ripe Haas avocados 
  • 1 lime, juiced 
  • 1/2 handful cilantro, chopped 
  • 1 t chili garlic or hot sauce 
  • salt, to taste  
  • 8 oz bacon, chopped & crisped up  


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Prepare the peppers by cutting off the stems, then cut the peppers in half, lengthwise. Pull out the white membrane and seeds. Place the peppers on a baking sheet and bake until tender, about 10 minutes. Alternatively, you could leave the peppers raw.
  3. Meanwhile, assemble the guacamole by mashing together (with a fork) the avocados, lime juice, cilantro, hot sauce and a good pinch of salt.
  4. Use a small spoon to fill the peppers with guacamole. Top with bacon crumbles. 



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