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  Dangers of Energy Drinks
Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?
Pot Roast Sale! 

February 3, 2013
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
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 ground bison!

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.

Speaking of 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 raw 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 order: 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 won a year's subscription to the very popular Paleo Magazine

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 blog now!

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 Chuck Roast, Petite Sirloin, Spicy Turkey Jerky, Knuckle Bones, Chicken Livers and Salmon Burgers.  We're working on more and will keep the website updated as we go!

Warm Regards,

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

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Dr. Al Sears

First Your Smile, Then the Rest of You

By: Al Sears, MD

Dear Health-Conscious Reader,

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 two hours.

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 your teeth.

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...

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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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Kelley Herring


The Truth about Non-Dairy Beverages

By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 





By 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 cases.

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 alone.

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 speaking.

The Most Processed "Health" Food?

The first thing to understand is that most dairy free beverages are highly processed.

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 today.

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...   


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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

Many 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 suggests.

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.

The results 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 Mendelson Q&A


 Before Pictures-A Real Eye OPENER and Source of Fat Loss Motivation!


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 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 About It!

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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Email for a free copy of the Top 10 Reasons the KISS Rapid Fat Loss Plan Benefits, KISS Rapid Fat Loss Nutrition Plan, and the Cheat Meals for Boosting Metabolism Special Report.  Visit our new blog for great tips, exercise video clips, success strategies and more!  


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Recipe Corner

Darn Fine Chicken!  


Darn Fine Chicken 



  • 10 drumsticks 
  • 2 large shallots, minced*
  • 3 Calçot onions or scallions, thinly sliced*  
  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar 
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil, virgin red palm oil, coconut oil, etc. 
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos 
  • 1 tablespoon Red Boat fish sauce 
  • Kosher salt 
  • Freshly ground pepper 
  • Fines herbes (optional)
  • (*in place of the alliums, you can sub in 3 tablespoons of Penzey's Spices' Sunny Paris seasoning)  


  1. Mix together the shallots, onions, vinegar, oil, coconut aminos, salt (2 large pinches), fish sauce, and pepper in a large bowl.  
  2. Then, plop the drumsticks on top, and use your hands to make sure the chicken is well-covered in marinade.  
  3. 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 preparing dinner.  
  4. 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.  
  5. Bake the chicken for 40-45 minutes, flipping the pieces halfway through the cooking time.  



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