June started off chilly here in Northeast Missouri, but we've enjoyed sunny, dry weather this week which we desperately needed after all the storms rolled through. Our rivers and creeks are finally falling back to normal levels.
Don't forget about Dad! Father's Day is quickly approaching so now is the time to place your order for Dad's favorites. We've made your shopping easier by putting some of our best selling steaks and summer favorites on sale this week! Large Sirloins, Kabobs, Coulotte Steaks and Hickory Smoked Brisket are all on sale and ready for your Father's Day barbecue. Even better, some of our favorite steaks, such as Ribeyes, Flanks and Sirloin Tips are available at discounted prices if you buy in bulk. See all of our volume discounts for more ways to save.
We are very excited to have Janis Smyth of Jan's Sushi Bar as our feature chef this month! We have been a fan of her recipes for quite some time, and if you haven't seen her photography yet we highly suggest visiting her recipe page now. She has provided some unique, savory summer recipe ideas that we can't wait to share.
Are you looking for ways to mix up your summer grilling routine? This cool slideshow has some neat ideas to spice up your dinner - new marinades, fish skewers, healthier side dishes and grilling tips will make you a pro on the barbecue in no time!
Looking for ways to spice up your breakfast? Are you avoiding sugar and grains and in a breakfast rut, eating the same thing day after day? We have good news! We have again teamed up with Lodge Cast Iron to provide you with a chance to win an excellent breakfast package. They have graciously donated one of their Reversible Iron Griddles, so we put together a gift box of our most popular sugar-free breakfast favorites that are just waiting to get thrown on the grill! Head over to our blog now for all the details and to get signed up.
Thanks to everyone sharing recipes on Pinterest! If you aren't following any of our recipe pages you might want to check them out for an endless list of great recipe ideas featuring all different cuts of meat and seafood. You can always find us on Twitter and Facebook as well.
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|Dr. Al Sears, M.D.|
Who's Afraid of a Little Fat?
By: Al Sears, MD
When I was little, my grandmother's kitchen was the place to be on Sunday afternoons. That's when she used to bake pies. She would trim the edges and I got to eat some of the delicious leftovers. Her crusts were second to none.
What was her secret? Homemade pig lard
. Good old-fashioned lard is one of the most natural fats. In its unpolluted, unadulterated form it's also one of the healthiest fats you can eat.
This goes against everything we've been told for fifty years. In fact, the diet dictocrats are doing everything they can to ban natural fat from your food because they say it causes heart disease.
Why would they do that? Because natural is not "proprietary." By proprietary I mean something that they manufacture, patent, trademark, corner the market and sell it to you at a huge profit.
They do this with synthetic fat substitutes...but even before they created synthetic fats they were trying to tell you fat was bad for you. Because carbohydrates are easier to produce cheaply.
Fats in nature have a fixed cost. But carbohydrates...you can grow them in huge quantities, get the government to subsidize and pay you for growing them, and sell them for cheaper than dirt.
That's what attracted the big food manufacturers to carbohydrate. For example, there's only about 20 cents worth of wheat in a $4 box of Wheaties. A loaf of white bread has around 15 cents worth of wheat. Peanut butter has maybe 35 cents worth of peanuts.
With fat, it's hard to make a 5,000% profit like you can selling a box of cereal.
It's hard to keep perspective with such intense, widespread and effective marketing. I've devoted much of my professional career to this subject. I've read scores of books on nutrition, I've attended multiple conferences and I'm a certified clinical nutritionist. Yet their disinformation campaign is still overwhelming, even to me.
But before you start writing to me telling me how ignorant I am, Let me give you three reasons why telling you not to eat fat anymore is a bad idea...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.
The Sneaky Snack That's Harming Your Kids
By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet
If you have children, you already know about the endless array of packaged snacks available these days. And while most parents know that "cheesy fish" crackers and electric blue drinks are unhealthy options, there's one snack that touts itself as a way to get more servings of fruits and vegetables...
With their healthy halo and claims of providing "half a serving of fruit" in each leather, many parents buy into the healthy appeal of these snacks.
But the truth is, fruit leathers are not much better than candy bars when it comes to nutrition.
In fact, a single serving contains up to 14 grams of sugar (often in the form of corn syrup) and provides no protein or healthy fat. The result is a snack that will neither satisfy your child's hunger, nor fulfill their need for nutrition. Rather, it is a food that encourages cravings for sweets, promotes blood sugar imbalances and could even set the stage for childhood diabetes and obesity.
Tasty Snack... Or Toxic Treat?
Just as concerning as the sugar content is the fact that fruit leathers are typically made from fruits that are the most contaminated with pesticides - including apples, grapes, raspberries, cherries and strawberries.
Because children are still growing - and consume more pesticide residue than adults relative to their body weight - they are especially prone to the health risks of these chemicals...
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|
Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help Heal a Broken Heart
Procedures like angioplasty, stenting and bypass surgery may save lives, but they also cause excessive inflammation and scarring, which ultimately can lead to permanent disability and even death. A new research report appearing in The FASEB Journal, shows that naturally derived compounds from polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3s) may reduce the inflammation associated with these procedures to help arteries more fully and completely heal.
"Our study suggests that biologically active, naturally occurring compounds derived from omega-3 PUFAs reduce inflammation and improve the healing of blood vessels after injury," said Michael S. Conte, M.D., a researcher involved in the work from Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and the Heart and Vascular Center at the University of California, in San Francisco, CA. "They suggest a new opportunity to improve the long-term results of cardiovascular procedures such as bypass surgery and angioplasty by the therapeutic application of this class of agents or their dietary precursors."
To make this discovery, Conte and colleagues studied the effects of the compounds (resolvin or RvD) first in cultured vascular cells taken from patients who had undergone bypass operations, and then in rabbits who were treated with a balloon angioplasty procedure in the arteries of the hind limb. In the human cells, treatment with RvD dramatically reduced features that are associated with the typical vascular injury response - inflammation, cell migration, and cell growth in vascular smooth muscle cells. The potency of these compounds corresponds to concentrations that have been measured in the blood of human subjects taking high dose fish oil supplements for short periods of time. In rabbits, researchers treated the artery with RvD at the time of the balloon angioplasty procedure by infusing the drug directly into the vessel, and found that this one-time treatment reduced inflammation and subsequent scarring of the vessel after one month.
"If successful in further studies, this finding could be a huge benefit to patients undergoing these procedures," said Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal. "What's even better, is that these potentially lifesaving compounds are already available in any fish market or grocery store."
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. "Omega-3 fatty acids may help heal a broken heart." ScienceDaily, 30 May 2013. Web. 31 May 2013.
|Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A|
Client Loses 40 pounds of Body Fat
& 4 Dress Sizes in 6 Weeks
By: Scott Mendelson
How much body fat can I expect to lose in six weeks if I really work hard? I already consume an organic diet and I need to lose 30 pounds to get back to my ideal weight and want to accomplish in one shot!
It is possible to lose 30 pounds of body fat in a 6-8 week period if the execution of the right program is consistent over 95% of the time. The rate of fat loss progress depends on many factors including the nutrition plan, training program, age, gender, stress levels, genetics, injury status, sleep patterns, supplementation and more. Based on over 15 years of working with a large variety of clients I have found that a compliance rate over 95% makes a huge difference in the rate of progress even when compared to 85 to 90%.
My clients track these figures with a simple Success Calendar check list that takes ten seconds per day to fill out. Some are shocked to see how poor their compliance can be at times and use this as motivation to improve. If it was not tracked, there would be no way to hold themselves accountable!
You must not underestimate the value of working hard and smart! Many people work hard at least for a period of time, but very few work "smarter" by using the correct techniques which differentiate earning average and great fat loss progress.
Here is a letter I got from a client recently who was in a similar situation to yours before she started a customized plan. Josie's fantastic fat loss success is driven by her high quality of consistent execution of the right program design for her needs...
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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Just ordered beef from U.S. Wellness Meats for the first time. Had the best beef stew I have ever put in my mouth.
Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork
- 1 large red onion, sliced
- 3 lb bison chuck roast (can use beef chuck too)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- Liberal amounts of salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup water
- BBQ Sauce of your choice, I used my Beasty BBQ Sauce
Prep 10 min | Cook 30 hours | Serves 6
- Wash your bison or beef chuck roast under cold water and pat dry
- Use your melted coconut oil and rub it all over your chuck roast and then season liberally with salt and pepper
- Line the bottom of your crock pot with your sliced red onion
- Place your roast on top of the onions and add your 1 cup of water to your crock pot
- Set on low and cook for 10-12 hours
- Once your roast is done, you should be able to shred it with two forks
- Shred your meat til it is to your liking. I like to leave mine in the juice in the crock pot until I serve it
- Plate your bison or beef roast and dress it using the BBQ Sauce of your choice (like my Beasty BBQ Sauce)
Recipe and photo courtesy of our friend George at Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations. For more paleo-friendly fare visit his website!
If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email us.
US Wellness Cattle - June Grazing
The calm after the storm: clouds are finally lifting after a stormy start to June.
- All orders must weigh at least 7 pounds in order to ship, to ensure everything stays frozen during transit.
- $75 minimum purchase requirement, since we have built the cost of shipping into the price of each product.
- You will never be charged extra for shipping.
- There is a $7.50 handling fee upon checkout.
- The South Carolina Chicken Bundles, Olive Oil and cookbooks ship from separate locations, so they are not included in the 7 lb weight minimum. The shopping cart will keep track and remind you if your order is under the 7 lb limit.
- Receive a $25 discount for every 40 pounds you order. This offer excludes items that ship separate such as the South Carolina Chicken and Olive Oil.
- This is our way of saying thank-you for purchasing in bulk!
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