It's been a rainy few weeks here in Northeast Missouri. After record rains last week, all of the creeks and rivers here, including the Mississippi, were out of their banks. Luckily we had enough break in the rain to allow most of the water levels to decrease this week, so we are slowly getting back to normal. The rain has been good for our pastures though, as seen in the recent farm photos below. We finished out the week with sunny skies and are enjoying much warmer temperatures this weekend!
Besides having happy cattle, our grass-fed lambs have been enjoying the green pastures also! Be sure to stop by the blog and check out our most recent post on our famous grass-fed lambs. Raised on green pastures in Central Missouri, we are proud to be able to offer 100% grass-fed lamb products ranging from hard-to-find organ meats to the very popular ground lamb.
We are excited to finally have a fresh batch of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in stock! This unfiltered, cold-pressed oil is of highest quality and very versatile. We source our olive oil from a diversified, fifth generation family farm in California's fertile Sacramento Valley. Read Kelley Herring's article below for more information on your olive oil, and why it is so important to buy from a reputable source.
What is the first step to perfect health? According to author Chris Kresser, you need to remove the toxins from your diet. In this helpful post, he lists some of the most powerful toxins that are present in the Standard American Diet. One of the biggest culprits is omega-6 oils. What can you do? For starters, you can increase your intake of omega-3's to help balance the ratio of omega-6:omega-3 fatty acids, as we do need both in healthy quantities. Some of our favorite sources of omega-3's are:
Summer, and therefore swimsuit season, is right around the corner - are you ready? Scott Mendelson offers some new workout tips in the athlete section below that will have your body beach-ready in only six weeks! Rotating your training routine ensures that your metabolism stays high and helps keep fat burning levels high - read his article for all the details. If you have any fitness questions or need some new exercise ideas for Scott please email us.
Don't forget about Mom! Mother's Day is right around the corner (May 12), and we have all the ingredients to treat Mom to a healthy and happy Mother's Day. Our decadent dark chocolate, grass-fed proteins and rich, wild-caught fish filets will have you on her good side all year long! We can ship direct to any address in the United States. Please contact us with any questions and stay tuned to our blog and Facebook for an upcoming Mother's Day special sale!
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When is Acid a Good Thing?
By: Al Sears, MD
Antacids Mask the Symptoms of Heartburn, But Leave You Vulnerable to Dangerous Diseases
I've seen patients who eat Tums like candy. They claim relief from heartburn. Plus, they think the calcium in Tums would help keep their bones strong.
Unfortunately Tums are not a good source of calcium... and they're not a good solution for chronic heartburn either. In fact, taking over-the-counter antacids does you more harm than good.
These acid-blocking drugs can be harmful to your digestive system and your overall health.
When you take antacids on a regular basis, you create a low-acid environment in your stomach. Sure, it temporarily relieves your heartburn. But it opens the door to a whole host of problems.Antacids Starve Your Body of Its Nutrients
Your stomach needs acid. And when you eat Tums like candy, you drive your acid to dangerously low levels.
Your body uses this acid to break down the food you eat. And it protects you from harmful fungal and bacterial overgrowth. Taking antacids can cause a domino effect that puts your health at risk.
Low stomach acid levels lead to a chronic condition known as hypochlorhydria. This happens when your body doesn't have enough stomach acid to digest your food and extract the nutrients.
Your stomach can't break down your food properly. In turn, your body can't absorb critical nutrients, vitamins and minerals. This includes essential-amino acids, B vitamins, and minerals like zinc. As you know, lack of good nutrition means trouble.Continue Reading...
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.
Is Your Olive Oil Contaminated?
By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet
Olive oil has long been prized for the rich flavor it provides to a wide variety of foods - from meats and fish to vegetables and even baked goods. And in recent years, scientists have discovered that the benefits of olive oil go far beyond culinary.
Rich in monounsaturated fats and antioxidant nutrients called polyphenols, olive oil has been found to:
- Increase levels of beneficial HDL cholesterol
- Reduce bodyfat, specifically dangerous belly fat
- Slash the risk of metabolic syndrome
- Improve blood sugar balance and long term glycemic control
- Boost satiety, benefiting weight loss efforts
- Reduce inflammation
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduce the risk of some forms of cancer
However, the unsettling fact is that the "olive oil" you're using may not contain olives at all...
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|
Following a Western Style Diet May Lead to Greater Risk of Premature Death
Data from a new study of British adults suggest that adherence to a "Western-style" diet (fried and sweet food, processed and red meat, refined grains, and high-fat dairy products) reduces a person's likelihood of achieving older ages in good health and with higher functionality. Study results appear in the May issue of The American Journal of Medicine.
"The impact of diet on specific age-related diseases has been studied extensively, but few investigations have adopted a more holistic approach to determine the association of diet with overall health at older ages," says lead investigator Tasnime Akbaraly, PhD, Inserm, Montpellier, France. "We examined whether diet, assessed in midlife, using dietary patterns and adherence to the Alternative Healthy Eating Index (AHEI), is associated with aging phenotypes, identified after a mean 16-year follow-up."
The AHEI is a validated index of diet quality, originally designed to provide dietary guidelines with the specific intention to combat major chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
Investigators analyzed findings from the British Whitehall II cohort study, which suggest that following the AHEI can double the odds of reversing metabolic syndrome, a condition known to be a strong predictor of heart disease and mortality. The research team sought to identify dietary factors that can not only prevent premature death, but also promote ideal aging.
Researchers followed 3,775 men and 1,575 women from 1985-2009 with a mean age of 51 years from the Whitehall II study. Using a combination of hospital data, results of screenings conducted every five years, and registry data, investigators identified mortality and chronic diseases among participants. The outcomes at follow-up stage, classified into 5 categories were:
- Ideal aging, defined as free of chronic conditions and high performance in physical, mental, and cognitive functioning tests -- 4.0 percent
- Nonfatal cardiovascular event -- 12.7 percent
- Cardiovascular death -- 2.8 percent
- Noncardiovascular death -- 7.3 percent
- Normal aging -- 73.2 percent
The study determined that participants with low adherence to the AHEI increased their risk of cardiovascular and noncardiovascular death. Those who followed a "Western-type diet" consisting of fried and sweet food, processed food and red meat, refined grains, and high-fat dairy products lowered their chances for ideal aging.
"We showed that following specific dietary recommendations such as the one provided by the AHEI may be useful in reducing the risk of unhealthy aging, while avoidance of the 'Western-type foods' might actually improve the possibility of achieving older ages free of chronic diseases and remaining highly functional," notes Dr. Akbaraly. "A better understanding of the distinction between specific health behaviors that offer protection against diseases and those that move individuals towards ideal aging may facilitate improvements in public health prevention packages."
Elsevier. "Following a Western style diet may lead to greater risk of premature death." ScienceDaily, 15 Apr. 2013. Web. 17 Apr. 2013.
|Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A|
Burn 15 lbs of Ugly Fat with Multi
Gear Training & the KISS Plan
in 6 Weeks or Less!
By: Scott Mendelson
I have been following the HD training program for 6 weeks now and while I have lost 14 lbs of fat, six weeks from now I see my brother-in-law at a reunion and we have a $500 bet to settle based on the best body! My appetite has gone through the roof! What can I do to satisfy the hunger without slowing down the body fat loss? The KISS plan has been very easy to follow and I have no cravings.
The Right Nutrition and Training Plans Accelerate Metabolism!
Your increased appetite is a sign that metabolism is working overtime to burn body fat which is great! The KISS plan works fantastically well and my clients earn a much faster rate of progress during the second and third months using the plan in comparison to the first as it takes time to build metabolic and hormonal momentum. Organic protein choices form the foundation of the KISS plan success!Multi Gear Rapid Fat Loss Training Video
HD training is a great rapid fat loss weight training system. However after six weeks it is time for you to progress to the next level to keep fat burning going. Check out this video demonstration
of the Multi Gear Training Fat Burning Program and the routine below. Multi gear training revs up several fat burning mechanisms and is great for both men and women to earn their ideal body!Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail - Have the Right Routine in Place
Remember that you must rotate training stimuli strategically every six weeks to prevent plateaus. If you are going to train without a great plan, then you are planning to fail! The correct training program for your specific needs will at least double your rate of fat loss vs. generic programming...Continue Reading...
Email Scott@infinityfitness.com for a free copy of the Belly Fat Slashing Special Report, Kiss Rapid Fat Loss Nutrition Plan, Fat Burning Tools Special Report, or the 20 Rapid Fat Burning Tips. Visit our new blog for great tips, exercise video clips, success strategies and more!
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Hey US Wellness, I am over-the-moon loving your liverwurst!!! So grateful it has no sweeteners. Delicious with avocado. Thank you for making it easy for me to enjoy healthful organ meats. Can't wait to try your other organ sausage offerings!Kelly R. Facebook
Paleo Biscuits & Gravy
- 6 Shrimp and Jalapeno Sweet Potato Biscuits
- 1 (14 ounce) can of coconut milk
- 1 pound Pork Breakfast Sausage
- 3 teaspoons Coconut Flour (or arrowroot powder)
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
- 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Make your biscuits!!
- While biscuits are cooling, add the breakfast sausage to the pan and cook until you no longer see any pink, breaking up the sausage as it cooks.
- Once meat is cooked through, remove with slotted spoon and place in a bowl.
- Leave the rendered fat in the pan and add your coconut flour to the hot pan teaspoon by teaspoon while constantly whisking.
- Once you get a thickened mixture, add coconut milk to the pan, whisk then add the parsley, garlic powder, sage, smoked paprika and salt and pepper. Mix well.
- When the flavors meld, add breakfast sausage back in. Taste and salt and pepper as needed.
- Pour on top of biscuits. Or eat with a spoon. Or drink. Whatever you need.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Juli at PaleOMG, a fantastic site for delicious paleo recipes, plenty of CrossFit information, and invaluable life lessons.
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US Wellness Cattle - Spring Grazing
These US Wellness cattle are enjoying fresh green grass on a rainy afternoon in Northeast Missouri.
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