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Happy Labor Day!  

September 2, 2012
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
American Burger  
We hope all of our readers are enjoying a relaxing Labor Day weekend!  It is hard to believe this summer is quickly coming to an end.  Summer 2012 has certainly been memorable, some ways better than others.  We have made it through one of the worst droughts in history and our thoughts and prayers are with those who are still recovering from the dry weather, with those still fighting wildfires out west, and with our friends on the Gulf who are bailing out from Hurricane Isaac.

Due to the Labor Day holiday, we are unable to ship any orders tomorrow, Monday, September 3 as FedEx will be closed.  We will ship on Tuesday and Wednesday this week as usual, but please keep in mind that we may have to employ Thursday shipping to get all orders shipped this week.  We appreciate your patience. 

September 1 marks a very important day for us - we're celebrating our 12th Year Anniversary!   We would not be here without all of our dedicated customers and readers, and to thank you - we've got a whole lineup of specials and giveaways lined up for the month of September.   Be sure to visit our blog this week for a look back on how we got started, and then stay tuned to the newsletter and our social media outlets for your chance to win! 

A surprising college trend we are happy to hear is that more university students are pursuing degrees in agriculture.  Farmers feed the world and there are so many opportunities in the agriculture field that people don't always realize.  Most agriculture students graduate with jobs already lined up, and we need more young people in this industry!  This recent article sheds more light on this interesting subject and talks about many different opportunities in the agriculture industry. 

BPA is making the news again - a recent study published in PLoSOne advised that those with higher levels of BPA may be more susceptible to narrowing coronary arteries.  The relationship between BPA and heart disease is being questioned more, and more companies have taken BPA out of production.  It is no longer allowed in many baby products, and food companies are more aware of the risks and many are using non-BPA packaging.  One of the most common places to find BPA is in aluminum cans, and we are happy to report that all of our canned seafood is packed in BPA-free cans. 

Something to mark on your calendars: the annual Weston A. Price Conference will be held November 8-12 in Santa Clara, CA this year.  All of the information is posted on their website and you can save $50 by registering before September 14!  If you have never attended one of these events you will be impressed - they are able to host some of the most well-respected food experts in the country and some of the most interesting vendors at the trade show.  There is truly something for everyone and a wealth of information to take in!

We appreciate your patience while we have worked to restock some of our favorites this week: the sugar-free pork bacon, chicken breasts, pet burger and snack sticks are all back in stock and ready to ship!

Weekend Regards,

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

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Dr. Al Sears
Eat Red Meat, Live Longer 

By: Al Sears, MD

Dear Health-Conscious Reader,

While the whole medical community is telling you that eating red meat will kill you...I have one more piece of proof that they're wrong.

There's a nutrient in meat that can help you live longer, and you can't get it from any other food source.

It's an amino acid called L-carnosine. Your body uses L-carnosine to repair tissues and clear away toxins.

But here's something else it can do that even I didn't know until recently...

Eating your steak rare can help you live longer.

It helps preserve your telomeres - the tiny "time clocks" in your cells that I've been telling you about. By doing this, it extends the life cycle of your cells.1

In other words, it can help you age better.

I first read about carnosine's anti-aging talents in a study done in Beijing. Researchers saw that cells grown with carnosine had healthier telomeres than cells grown without it. After a lot of digging and a little math, I discovered that the dose they used was extremely high. It would be about the same as taking 17.1 grams of carnosine.

I don't recommend that you take that much. You can get the benefits for your body at a lower dose.

Carnosine is stored in a few places in your body, and your muscles and brain get the most of it. But when it comes to your blood, carnosine doesn't stick around for very long. I recommend 1000 milligrams of carnosine every day to keep the levels in your blood high enough to make a difference.

Here's how you can get it...

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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 American Paradox
(Why You Should Eat Lard!)


By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 



I have a confession to make: I'm a recovering vegetarian.

I didn't shun meat for ethical reasons... although I do believe that all animals should be treated respectfully and humanely (even the ones we are raising for food). The reason I shunned meat is because I once believed that animal foods were unhealthy. I believed that they contributed to chronic illnesses like cancer and heart disease.

But despite my belief that a vegetarian diet was healthy... my body disagreed. I felt poorly. I was frequently sick. My hair lacked luster and my skin was dull. My mood and energy were almost always low. And while I wasn't overweight, I did carry excess body fat.

In addition to fearing meat, I also feared fat. I used small amounts of olive oil or (gasp!) vegetable oil. But most of the time, I opted for "low-fat" products. Grain had a place at nearly every meal - whether it was bread, pasta, oats or rice.

The diet I was eating was not the one that humans evolved to eat. And my health, appearance and mental outlook suffered for it.

Around ten years ago, I began to learn the difference between healthy fats and unhealthy ones. I learned that much of what we have been told about nutrition and disease was a big fat lie. And I learned that the diet most humans do best on is the one that our genetic ancestors consumed, before the dawn of modern agriculture.

I soon shifted to a more primal diet. I began by adding fish, then poultry, then beef and pork. I also eliminated vegetable oils and grains. Everything started to change. My energy levels increased. My body became leaner and more responsive to workouts. And my skin started to glow again.

As I tossed out the canola oil and soy burgers, I replaced them with grass-fed beef and traditional healthy fats... including lard.

Wait a minute, you might say. For decades we've been told that animal fat is bad for our health. And lard is the worst of all. The very word "lard" conjures up clogged arteries and a big backside...


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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

Midlife Fitness Staves Off Chronic Disease at End of Life


Being physically fit during your 30s, 40s, and 50s not only helps extend lifespan, but it also increases the chances of aging healthily, free from chronic illness, investigators at UT Southwestern Medical Center and The Cooper Institute have found.

For decades, research has shown that higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels lessen the risk of death, but it previously had been unknown just how much fitness might affect the burden of chronic disease in the most senior years - a concept known as morbidity compression.

"We've determined that being fit is not just delaying the inevitable, but it is actually lowering the onset of chronic disease in the final years of life," said Dr. Jarett Berry, assistant professor of internal medicine and senior author of the study available online in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Researchers examined the patient data of 18,670 participants in the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study, research that contains more than 250,000 medical records maintained over a 40-year span. These data were linked with the patients' Medicare claims filed later in life from ages 70 to 85. Analyses during the latest study showed that when patients increased fitness levels by 20 percent in their midlife years, they decreased their chances of developing chronic diseases - congestive heart failure, Alzheimer's disease, and colon cancer - decades later by 20 percent.

"What sets this study apart is that it focuses on the relationship between midlife fitness and quality of life in later years. Fitter individuals aged well with fewer chronic illnesses to impact their quality of life," said Dr. Benjamin Willis of The Cooper Institute, first author on the study.

This positive effect continued until the end of life, with more-fit individuals living their final five years of life with fewer chronic diseases. The effects were the same in both men and women.

These data suggest that aerobic activities such as walking, jogging, or running translates not only into more years of life but also into higher quality years, compressing the burden of chronic illness into a shorter amount of time at the end of life, Dr. Berry said.

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), adults should get at least 2 1/2 hours of moderate to intense aerobic activity each week to ensure major heart and overall health benefits.

UT Southwestern has a partnership with The Cooper Institute, the preventive medicine research and educational nonprofit located at the Cooper Aerobics Center, to develop a joint scientific medical research program aimed at improving health and preventing a wide range of chronic diseases. One of the world's most extensive databases, the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study includes detailed information from clinic visits that has been collected since Dr. Kenneth Cooper founded the institute and clinic in 1970.

Other UT Southwestern researchers involved in the study include Dr. David Leonard, assistant professor of clinical sciences, and Ang Gao, a biostatistical consultant in internal medicine.

The study was funded with support from the NHLBI and the American Heart Association.

UT Southwestern Medical Center. "Midlife fitness staves off chronic disease at end of life." ScienceDaily, 27 Aug. 2012. Web. 28 Aug. 2012.

Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A


 Slash Your Belly Fat with Dr. Serrano's Modified Fasting Plan & Smart Ab Training! 


By: Scott Mendelson




I have been battling belly fat for years it seems and I want to be done with this problem for good!  Getting rid of ten pounds of fat right from my gut will do the trick, staying focused with nutrition planning long enough to make it happen is my biggest challenge! My stress is high which I know is a contributing factor, but in this lifetime that is not going to change.  What should I do with diet to lose fat fast and what type of mid section training?   






You can burn off 10-20 lbs of fat in 30 days with Dr. Serrano's Modified Fasting Concepts.  One of the problems with certain nutrition for fat loss approaches is the slow pace of progress.  As a result people lose focus and cannot stay on track long enough to earn results.  Dr. Serrano's modified fasting concepts for a set period of time following dinner through the next morning burn fat fast!  Check out this new video clip of Dr. Serrano explaining the concept.  Energy levels will remain very high and hunger is rarely a distraction considering the ability to burn off 10-20 lbs of fat in 30 days. 


Shut Off Fat Storage Receptors 


Men have a higher density of fat storage receptors in the mid section while women have a high concentration in the buttocks/thigh region. Learn how to shut off fat storage receptors by reading our latest blog post.  Shutting off fat storage receptors is a crucial move to make sure your body is not fighting against your fat loss efforts.  Without the correct approach you can diet and exercise for hours on end with no success.  Barriers to fat loss must be addressed throughout the process to ensure your rapid progress.   Those who overtrain by doing a high volume of steady state cardio for example will increase fat deposition in these trouble areas by shooting up stress hormones associated with muscle wasting and increased rates of fat storage. 


Get a Great Six Pack 


Earning a great six pack requires a combination of a low body fat level with proper training to develop the core musculature.  You will need to make strategic changes to your nutrition and training routine to force the body into using more stored fat as fuel while shutting off the fat storing mechanisms that cause mid section body fat accumulation.    My clients will show off a great six pack at anywhere from 10-14% body fat while average Joe using the daily sit up scheme will need to get down to 8% or less for the abs to show well... 


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John and Crew,

My latest bulk shipment of jerky arrived today.  Maybe it's one of those things like "I had the greatest steak ever"  but just I've got to say it...the cut, the moisture content, salt content, etc., is perfect in this batch.  I 'd been out for a few weeks and it's just what I needed.

Then again, maybe I just had the Jones for the best jerky ever.

Keep it up!

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Hawaiian Turkey Burgers   


Hawaiian Turkey Burgers 


  • 1/3 cup pineapple juice 
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos 
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated 
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • teaspoon red pepper flakes (omit for nightshade free) 
  • 3 pounds ground turkey, dark meat 
  • 1 pineapple  


  • 1 mango, peeled and diced 
  • cup baby tomatoes (sub papaya for nightshade free) 
  • 2 tablespoons basil, chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice 
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated 
  • 1 garlic clove 
  • teaspoon sea salt   


  1.  Mix together the pineapple juice, coconut aminos, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, sesame seeds, salt and red pepper flakes. Add the ground turkey and knead the sauce in with your hands. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.  
  2. Combine all of the salsa ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until roughly chopped. Refrigerate to let the flavors meld while you wait for the meat to marinate.  
  3. Peel, core, and slice the pineapple into rounds. You will only need 6 slices, so keep the rest in the fridge to snack on!  
  4. Preheat a grill to medium heat. Form patties with your hands from the marinated turkey meat.  
  5. Grill the patties for 4-5 minutes on each side, until they have an internal temperature of 180 degrees F.  
  6. Remove the patties and tent loosely with foil while you grill the pineapple.  
  7. Grill the pineapple rounds for 1 minute on each side.  
  8. Serve the burgers over lettuce (or on my grain-free buns) topped with mango salsa and a piece of grilled pineapple. 



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