Hope everyone is enjoying the Super
Bowl today with plenty of good food! After all, it is the second-largest day for US food
consumption, after Thanksgiving of course. We will be enjoying some smoky
BBQ Beef along with our favorite
beef franks and a big
pot of chili with
Are you getting enough Vitamin D?
What are the symptoms you may be experiencing due to a shortage? This
helpful slideshow explains why we need healthy doses
of Vitamin D, and what may happen if we don't. This is especially important during the depths
of winter when we aren't getting as much sun exposure as we probably should. Some excellent
natural sources of Vitamin D are fatty fish such as
salmon and swordfish, and
liver. If you are getting less sun or feel your
diet isn't rich enough in natural sources, you may benefit from including
Vitamin D3 capsules on your next order.
liver - our popular
Chicken Braunschweiger is back in stock and
on sale this week only. The health
benefits of chicken liver are amazing, but many don't enjoy the taste. When we mixed chicken
liver into our
Braunschweiger recipe we knew we had a winning
combination that would appeal to adults and kids alike. Top with a slice of
cheese and you have a great lunch or afternoon snack!
Are you one of many consumers
that are turning to almond, soy and coconut milk to replace cow's milk in your diet? If so,
you may want to read Kelley Herring's
article below for some
very helpful information about what might be in those drinks. She shares what to look for on
the ingredient list, as well as two easy recipes to make your own almond and coconut milk!
What are the best fats to cook with? Author Stan Fishman breaks down some of our favorite
fats with some very helpful cooking and frying tips in his most
recent post. For
more helpful grass-fed cooking suggestions, add one of his well-researched cookbooks to your next
Tender Grassfed Meat or
Tender Grassfed Barbecue.
The dangers of
energy drinks have been making the news lately, but be sure to read Dr. Al Sears' article
below for more details on what these dangerous concoctions can do - not only to your teeth, but
to your overall health.
US Wellness Meats was honored to make the "Best of 2012"
list, announced in the February/March issue of
Paleo Magazine. We were selected as the Best Online Food/Product
Supplier and couldn't be more appreciative of the support and patronage from our customers.
Thank you! We also want to thank everyone who commented on our most recent
blog post, and congratulations to reader Steve P. who
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Don't forget about Valentine's Day coming
up next week! We are very excited to team up with
Eating Evolved for a very special holiday giveaway. For your chance to win
a decadent Valentine's Day dinner and dessert, head over to the
We appreciate your patience as we have been working to
build up our inventory over the last several weeks. Many of our most popular products have
restocked this week, including the
Spicy Turkey Jerky,
Chicken Livers and
Salmon Burgers. We're working on more and will keep the
website updated as we go!
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Dr. Al Sears, M.D.|
First Your Smile, Then the Rest of
By: Al Sears, MD
They took human tooth enamel and dunked it in either an energy
or a sports drink for 15 minutes at a time. Then they "rinsed" the enamel with artificial saliva for
They did this four times a day for five days to simulate the normal way people
drink the canned and bottled drinks you can buy at the store.
Both kinds caused damage to
the enamel, which cannot be fixed. But the irreversible damage to tooth enamel from energy drinks
was twice as bad.(1)
You would think that something that has been designed to go into
your mouth, and considered safe to drink by the USDA, wouldn't cause damage no matter how long you
exposed your teeth to it.
I'm glad that someone is exposing the dangers of these energy
drinks, but the study was published in a dentistry journal, so they're only going to be focused on
But there are other problems. That's why I've been writing about the dangers
from these sugary creations for more than 10 years, ever since the drinks came out.
Because the damage is only starting once the liquid hits your teeth. Then the other
ingredients go to work damaging the rest of your body...
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
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Father Time without giving up the foods you love.
The Truth about Non-Dairy Beverages
By: Kelley Herring, Healing
some estimates, nearly 50 million Americans have some degree of "lactose intolerance." Millions more
are thought to suffer from a full-blown allergy to dairy products. Considering these numbers, it's
no wonder that there has been a surge of non-dairy "milks" lining grocery store shelves and cold
These non-dairy beverage products are typically made from rice, soy, almond,
coconut, oat and hemp. And they have become big business. Sales reached $1.3 billion last year
And while these dairy-free milks may offer some benefit for those who want (or
need) to avoid dairy, the glass may be "half empty" rather than "half full", nutritionally
The Most Processed "Health" Food?
The first thing
to understand is that most dairy free beverages are highly
In fact, despite savvy positioning as a "healthy" alternative to cow's
milk, non-dairy beverages are some of the most processed of the so-called "health" foods available
During processing, seeds, nuts or grains are heated to high temperatures and
sometimes extracted with chemical solvents (like hexane). The resulting product is one that
bears little resemblance - nutritionally or visually - to cow's milk.
And that's where
the fortification comes in...
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
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|Recent Health News|
Apples a Day Keep the Blues at Bay
Eating more fruit and vegetables may make young people
calmer, happier and more energetic in their daily life, new research from the University of Otago
Department of Psychology researcher Dr. Tamlin Conner, and Dr. Caroline Horwath
and Bonnie White from Otago's Department of Human Nutrition, investigated the relationship between
day-to-day emotions and food consumption.
The study is published in the British
Journal of Health Psychology
on January 24.
A total of 281 young adults (with a mean
age of 20 years) completed an internet-based daily food diary for 21 consecutive days. Prior to
this, participants completed a questionnaire giving details of their age, gender, ethnicity, weight
and height. Those with a history of an eating disorder were excluded.
On each of the 21
days participants logged into their diary each evening and rated how they felt using nine positive
and nine negative adjectives. They were also asked five questions about what they had eaten that
day. Specifically, participants were asked to report the number of servings eaten of fruit
(excluding fruit juice and dried fruit), vegetables (excluding juices), and several categories of
unhealthy foods like biscuits/cookies, potato crisps, and cakes/muffins.
showed a strong day-to-day relationship between more positive mood and higher fruit and vegetable
consumption, but not other foods.
"On days when people ate more fruits and vegetables,
they reported feeling calmer, happier and more energetic than they normally did," says Dr Conner.
To understand which comes first - feeling positive or eating healthier foods - Dr Conner and
her team ran additional analyses and found that eating fruits and vegetables predicted improvements
in positive mood the next day, suggesting that healthy foods may improve mood. These findings held
regardless of the BMI of individuals.
"After further analysis we demonstrated that young
people would need to consume approximately seven to eight total servings of fruits and vegetables
per day to notice a meaningful positive change. One serving of fruit or vegetables is approximately
the size that could fit in your palm, or half a cup. My co-author Bonnie White suggests that this
can be done by making half your plate at each meal vegetables and snacking on whole fruit like
apples," says Dr Conner.
She adds that while this research shows a promising connection
between healthy foods and healthy moods, further research is necessary and the authors recommend the
development of randomized control trials evaluating the influence of high fruit and vegetable intake
on mood and well being.
University of Otago. "Many
apples a day keep the blues at bay." ScienceDaily, 23 Jan. 2013. Web. 24 Jan. 2013.
|Athlete Corner - Scott
Before Pictures-A Real Eye OPENER and Source of Fat Loss
By: Scott Mendelson
What can I do to stay focused on
a fat loss plan for longer than a month? I will do well for a couple of weeks and before I
know it I have blown it for a couple days due to cravings. My arms are really weak and
flabby! I want to lose 10 lbs of fat in 30 days!
Take some pictures of yourself from
the front, back and side in your bathing suit that you can print out to put in a few spots to see
often. Be prepared, as every time I have clients go through this procedure, the pictures are a
real eye opener especially from the side and back since these are areas we cannot see well without
the use of pictures. You have set goals that are both specific and time sensitive!
Attaching strategies for achieving your goals to the goal sheet is very important and will be the
subject of a future article.If You Do Not Like What You See
It is perfectly normal to see the pictures and become upset, and in some cases pretty angry.
Use this energy to fuel your motivation and this will drive consistency. Put the pictures on
your bathroom mirror, on your fridge or next to your desk where they can serve as a constant
reminder of the importance of your goals. A quick glimpse at the picture daily will add a
great deal of fuel to your fire!Kiss Rapid Fat Loss Nutrition Plan for Burning
10 lbs of Fat in 30 Days!
To lose 10 pounds of fat in 30 days will not be easy;
however, using the KISS Rapid Fat Loss Nutrition Plan will certainly make it a very simple
process. Email Scott@infinityfitness.com for the top ten reasons why the KISS Rapid Fat Loss
Program will help you lose 10-20 lbs of body fat in 30-60 days! Clients report reduced or
eliminated cravings within a week or two of starting the KISS Plan along with improved energy.
Grass fed beef and organic foods play a key role in the success equation and deliver much faster fat
loss progress versus my clients who do not consume an organic diet.Do Something
Executing the wrong program will leave you spinning your wheels.
A lack of progress is one of the biggest progress killers of them all...
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I recently finished a podcast that discussed not all grass-fed cows are just that, 100%
grass-fed, in that some farmers allow for grains closer to slaughter.
I LOVE your meats,
ground beef, & was thrilled to read under your
FAQs that you do NOT "finish with grain." When I see "grass-fed" on
a label, that is what I expect.
Thank you for providing natural & high quality
Darn Fine Chicken!
- 2 large shallots, minced*
- 3 Calçot onions
or scallions, thinly sliced*
- 3 tablespoons
- 3 tablespoons avocado oil,
virgin red palm oil, coconut oil, etc.
tablespoon coconut aminos
- 1 tablespoon
Red Boat fish sauce
- Freshly ground pepper
Fines herbes (optional)
- (*in place of the alliums, you can sub in 3 tablespoons of
- Mix together
the shallots, onions, vinegar, oil, coconut aminos, salt (2 large pinches), fish sauce, and pepper
in a large bowl.
- Then, plop the drumsticks on top, and use your hands to make sure the chicken
is well-covered in marinade.
- Allow the chicken to marinate in the fridge for a few hours.
Personally, if I know I'm going to be short on time (which is almost always), I marinate this dish
in the morning - that way, the drumsticks will be ready for me by the late afternoon, when I start
- When you're ready to cook, preheat the oven to 375 F on convection bake (or 400
F non-convection). Arrange the chicken in an oven-safe baking dish, sprinkle on some Fines Herbes
seasoning (if you want), and pop it in the oven.
- Bake the chicken for 40-45 minutes, flipping
the pieces halfway through the cooking time.
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