Did you know that July is National Bison Month? If you are new to bison meat, now is a great time to try it! Bison is a naturally lean meat, but is packed with flavor. The ground bison is very versatile and is a great way to spice up your traditional meat recipes. One of our best selling new items is the Bison Ribeye. Weighing in at 8 oz each, these are a great addition to any summer barbecue!
The photo at right is courtesy of one of our producers, Wild Idea Buffalo, we always love seeing the Great Plains from their point of view!
Dr. Sears' article below takes a peek into liver disease. Alcohol has been shown to cause liver disease, but a much bigger culprit may actually be obesity. His article explains how much your risk increases if you are overweight. As you have probably heard, the American Medical Association recently recognized obesity as a disease. Obesity currently affects approximately one third of Americans, and is known to lead to other serious diseases, such as liver disease. Be sure to see the informative article below, and watch for a 15% discount code within the article.
Some of our favorite snacks have restocked this week: Beef Snack Sticks, the very popular GoodOnYa Superhero bars, and the tasty Organic Dried Mulberries are all back in the store. If you need some paleo-friendly snack ideas, we have a whole list of them in the store!
Congratulations to Linda S. who was the lucky winner of a brand new Against All Grain cookbook from our blog contest! We were lucky enough to get a preview of this fantastic read and it is sure to be a bestseller. Author Danielle Walker miraculously worked through her own health issues and was able to make a successful recovery from a dangerous autoimmune disease with the healing power of food. Her story is quite an inspiration and combined with her recipes and photography, this book is a must-read.
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The Biggest Risk for Liver Damage Is Not Alcohol
By: Al Sears, MD
Most of my patients figure as long as they don't overuse alcohol or drugs, their liver is safe.
But alcohol isn't your biggest worry.
If you're overweight, your liver is in real trouble.
Evidence suggests that alcohol contributes to only 6% of liver damage. The much higher risk factor for liver damage is obesity. It alone contributes to 52% of liver disease.(1)
And when an overweight person drinks, the chances of liver damage are dramatically increased. Let's look at some real numbers so you can see exactly what the risks are.
If you're overweight, you have a twofold increased risk. If you're obese (body mass index over 30), you're four times more likely to develop liver damage than a normal-weight individual.(1)
When you add alcohol to the mix, it gets even scarier. For example, a normal-weight individual who drinks two or more glasses of alcohol a day has a two-fold risk of liver damage. While an obese person with the same drinking habits has a 5.9-fold increase - that's nearly six times the chance of liver disease. And overweight people drinking two or more glasses a day have a 3.4-fold increased risk.(1)
This is bad news. Your liver is the most overlooked and often ignored organ in your body. But it's arguably the most important...
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.
How the "Aloha Oil" Benefits Your Health
By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet
If you're eating grass-fed (and finished!) beef and wild seafood (from a reputable source), you're doing a great deal to ensure that the fats you eat are the right kinds of fats for a lean, disease-proof body.
But there's a common mistake many people make that can undo all of those healthy benefits. And that's using the wrong cooking oil.
The type of oil you use in your cooking may not immediately come to mind when you think about your health, but it should. In fact, this small choice has a big impact on the level of inflammation in your body.
Most high-heat cooking oils - including vegetable oil blends, canola oil and even antioxidant-rich grapeseed oil - are extremely high in omega-6 fats.
In small amounts, omega-6 fats are essential to the human body. But in excess amounts - like those found in the Standard American Diet - these fats strongly promote systemic inflammation. They have been linked to cancer, heart disease, neurodegenerative disease and other chronic conditions.
One of the reasons that refined oils like sunflower, safflower, peanut and others are promoted for cooking is because of their higher "flash points." This means these oils can withstand higher temperatures before they begin to degrade. When an oil is heated beyond its flash point, toxic fumes and dangerous free radicals are produced (not to mention, smoking up your kitchen!).
The good news is that you don't have to make a trade-off between a cooking oil that will stand up to higher temperatures... and one that is low in inflammatory fats. Continue Reading...
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|
Do Men's and Women's Hearts Burn Fuel Differently?
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine will study gender differences in how the heart uses and stores fat - its main energy source - and how changes in fat metabolism play a role in heart disease, under a new $2 million, 4-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
When stressed, the heart changes how it uses fuel for energy. These changes may play a major role in the development of heart disease and are different in men and women, says E. Douglas Lewandowski, director of the UIC Center for Cardiovascular Research. The changes occur long before any symptoms, he said, and may be key to early diagnosis and treatment.
Lewandowski, who is principal investigator on the grant, uses imaging techniques he developed to see fat molecules and the rate at which they are being burned in beating hearts. In healthy hearts, the balance between using fat for energy and storing it in tiny droplets within the cells is in a dynamic equilibrium.
When a female heart is stressed, such as through chronic disease like hypertension, it becomes much less efficient at metabolizing fat, Lewandowski says. When a male heart is stressed, it starts using more sugar as fuel. These changes in the heart can also affect how fat is stored and used in other parts of the body.
"Because the heart is the body's number-one consumer of fat, when it starts using fat differently, there are consequences throughout the entire body," Lewandowski said. He thinks that changes in fat metabolism in the heart may send out signals to fat cells in other parts of the body to store more fat, and to insulin-producing cells in the pancreas that may trigger the onset of diabetes, which is often present along with heart disease.
Lewandowski will further investigate how gender differences in fat metabolism are related to the development of heart disease in men and women. He will also look at how higher levels of fat accumulation in heart cells may cause stiffness and lower the efficiency of heart muscle contraction. Understanding these changes may help identify targets for therapies, or lead to better diagnostic tests for heart disease.
University of Illinois at Chicago. "Do Men's and Women's Hearts Burn Fuel Differently?." ScienceDaily, 20 May 2013. Web. 12 Jul. 2013.
|Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A|
Advanced Six-Pack Training & Burning 10-15 pounds of UGLY Body Fat in 30 Days
By: Scott Mendelson
I do 50 reps of crunches and sit ups first thing in the morning 4-5 times per week, but I am not making any progress with belly fat loss or abdominal definition. In fact I am having some back pain which is not the result I was looking for. Does the extra abdominal work actually lower body fat levels?
The correct core training routine can improve core muscle function and improve definition in many ways; however it will not result in localized body fat loss. The key to showing off a great six-pack is to lower body fat levels with a comprehensive nutrition and training plan.
The excessive amount of crunches and sit ups are causing the back pain by making the hip flexors very tight. You must take a more scientific approach to core training to prevent imbalances, protect against injury and improve core development in a way that will show off your six-pack! Dr. Serrano gives a great explanation of why hanging abdominal hip raises are far superior to sit ups. Watch the Hanging Abdominal Hip Raise
, advanced trainees should watch the Band Suspended Hip Raise
. The KISS Rapid Fat Loss Plan
You might recognize the term KISS (keep it simple stupid!) which is what I have to tell myself at times when building a nutrition program concept to be advanced, yet simple to execute. During elaborate testing with clients the average rate of fat loss is 10-15 pounds in the first 30 days and 10-15 pounds of fat in the 45-60 days following... Continue Reading...
Email Scott@infinityfitness.com and ask for a free copy of the KISS Rapid Fat Loss Male and Female Nutrition plans, Dr. Serrano's ground-breaking fat loss nutrition interview and Success Calendars. Check out our blog for great tips and more. ____________________________________________
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Hi! In this delivery my ground chicken was from Eberly Farms. Is this what I can expect to get when ordering the ground chicken from now on? Because it was the BEST chicken I've ever had! I've always gotten it from you guys but this one is amazing! Just putting in my vote of confidence for them. ;)
Also, thanks for listening to your customers and taking sugar out of some of the products. You guys are the best!
- In case you were wondering too- yes, Eberly Farms is our new supplier for ground chicken. We have been wanting to improve our offerings in the poultry category, so we were excited about this change. After months of contact and sampling from various farms and suppliers, we were very happy with our decision to add Eberly to the product lineup. As always, we welcome customer feedback and questions at any time. Please feel free to send us an email!
Grilled Pineapple Burgers with Spicy Avocado Cream
- 1lb Grass Fed Ground Beef
- 1 pineapple, cored and sliced
- 1 yellow onion, sliced thin
- 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
For the Cream:
- 2 avocados
- juice of 1 lime
- juice of ½ lemon
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce (your favorite will do)
- 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- pinch of salt
| Makes 4 burgers | Prep: 20 min | Cook: 15 min |
- Light your grill! I love grilling season.
- Now you should first slice your pineapple. I have no idea how to cut a pineapple very well but I try, so you can look at my pictures if that actually helps.
- Use a big knife to cut off both ends of the pineapple, then stand the pineapple up and slice the sides off. Then cut the pineapple in hamburger slices (remember hamburger vs hotdog in elementary school? good). And finish the pineapple slices off by using a smaller knife to cut out the middle and press it out. Like a donut hole. Cute.
- Then slice your onions.
- Place meat in a bowl, add seasonings and mix thoroughly. Like hard core. Get in there.
- Make 4 burger patties and flatten them out a bit.
- Place onions, burgers, and pineapple on the grill at the same time. Try not to place pineapple over direct flame because it can burn pretty easily, being sugar and all.
- Flip when grill marks become present, after about 5 minutes and cook about the same amount of time on the other side of until burgers are cooked to preference and pineapple is a bit charred and soft.
- While the ingredients are on the grill, make your avocado cream!
- Cut avocados in half, remove the seed, then scoop out the insides and place in your food processor.
- Turn food processor on and let the avocado begin to break down. After about a minute, while your food processor is still running, add the rest of the ingredients for the avocado cream and keep pureeing until smooth: about 1-2 minutes.
- Place a burger down, top it with pineapple, then a grilled onion, and then a dollop of avocado cream on top!
Recipe and photo courtesy of friend Juli at PaleOMG. If you haven't visited her blog yet, it is one of our favorites, and we highly recommend it, as well as her first cookbook, OMG That's Paleo?
If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email us.
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US Wellness cattle enjoying tall pastures in Northeast Missouri.
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