Happy Summer! We officially rang in the summer season on Friday and after the long winter we had, we are thoroughly enjoying the hot, sunny days.
Organ meats can sometimes present interesting challenges in the kitchen, however they are vitally important to include in your diet. Liver is one of the best and is loaded with Vitamin A, among other things. According to the Weston A. Price Foundation, liver contains:
- the most concentrated source of Vitamin A
- all of the B vitamins, especially Vitamin B12
- Folic Acid
- Trace minerals
- CoQ10, which is highly touted by Dr. Al Sears
Read their Liver Files for more information on why liver is so important to a healthy diet. Then be sure to check out our recipe section below for a summer twist on beef liver, as well as Pinterest - we are always adding new recipes to our Organ Meat Recipes board.
In the news last week: the American Medical Association made some policy changes, and voted to approve the labeling of obesity as a disease, "requiring a range of medical interventions to advance obesity treatment and prevention," according to an AMA statement. This will have interesting effects on healthcare and is expected to give more Americans access to treatment. According to the CDC, more than 1/3 of Americans are considered obese, putting them at higher risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and possibly even cancer. Hopefully more time will be spent on education and consultation to prevent the rise of this dangerous epidemic.
If you are one of many Americans struggling with weight, you may be interested in Dr. Al Sears' article below. Along with losing weight, having balanced hormone levels is important in order to get back to a healthy lifestyle. He explains some of the basic tests that can be done to help get you back to optimal health.
It's hard to believe, but the 4th of July holiday will be here next week! If you still need to stock up on barbecue essentials, we highly recommend placing your order as soon as possible.
All orders must be completed by 10:00 am CST on Tuesday, July 2 to ensure delivery before the 4th of July. All orders placed after this deadline will be held until we resume shipping on Monday, July 8. USW Meats and FedEx offices will be closed that Thursday, July 4, so we will be unable to ship on Wednesday. Due to these shipping limitations, we recommend placing your order as early as possible!
We have plenty of grass-fed steaks, burgers, franks, brats, lamb chops, pork loin, and all-natural barbecue sauce to get you ready for this grilling holiday! Now is a great time to stock up on Lamb Rib Chops and Top Sirloin Butt Steaks as both are great on the grill and on sale this week only.
They're back! The very popular GoodOnYa Superhero bars are finally back in stock and ready to ship. We apologize for the shortage and appreciate your patience. If you haven't tried one of these amazing bars yet, we highly recommend it.
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Start With These 3 Numbers
By: Al Sears, MD
A reader wrote to me on Facebook while I was in Africa with a question I get a lot, so I thought it was important to share with you:Dear Dr. Sears,I have recently (in the past six months) engaged in the journey to take back my health. I am a 38-year-old overworked and overweight nurse who sits at a desk five days a week.I have made great progress using both PACE and PACE Express! But now that I have a handle on my exertion routines I'd like to take my health to the next level.Unfortunately Naturopathic Doctors are not currently licensed in PA. I have, however, after much research found a DO who is committed to integrated medicine. My question to you is where should I start? What diagnostics/labs should I ask be performed in order to establish my current state of health?Sincerely,Paul S.
I'm happy you're having so much success with PACE and PACE Express. It's a perfect start on becoming as healthy as possible because it's the cure for one of the worst "health" mistakes of the last 50 years.
As for what to measure so you can take your health to the next level, one of the first things I measure in the men who come to my clinic is hormones.
When your hormones are balanced, you'll have a great start on having the most energy, vigor, and getting the most out of your life:
You should have your doctor test two things...
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 to Protect Yourself from the Little-Known Toxin in 4 Common Foods
By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet
It's no secret that Americans love peanuts. From peanut butter sandwiches to peanut butter cookies, candies and peanut-filled trail mix, Americans consume over 1.5 billion pounds of peanut products each year.
And while this all-American "nut" is touted as a healthy and inexpensive source of protein and folate, peanuts are not the health food they're cracked up to be.
Many people choose to avoid peanuts due to food allergies. Others follow a legume-free Paleo diet, or reduce consumption of peanut products due to the inflammatory omega-6 fats (the predominant fat in peanuts). But there is another reason to be cautious about America's favorite snack food:
Is There Mold in Your Food?
Aflatoxin is a mold toxin. It is produced by a species of fungus, called Aspergillus that thrives in the soil around crops grown in a hot, humid environment.
And peanuts, with their thin, porous shells and primary growing region in the Southern hemisphere, are prime candidates for this type of fungal invasion. After harvesting, the fungus continues to grow - producing more aflatoxin - as the peanuts are stored and further processed.
While the idea of eating moldy foods may seem unpalatable, there's a more serious reason to avoid this toxin...
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|
Children's Healthy Diets Linked to Higher IQ
Children fed healthy diets in early age may have a slightly higher IQ, while those on heavier junk food diets may have a slightly reduced IQ, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.
The study - led by University of Adelaide Public Health researcher Dr. Lisa Smithers - looked at the link between the eating habits of children at six months, 15 months and two years, and their IQ at eight years of age.
The study of more than 7,000 children compared a range of dietary patterns, including traditional and contemporary home-prepared food, ready-prepared baby foods, breastfeeding, and 'discretionary' or junk foods.
"Diet supplies the nutrients needed for the development of brain tissues in the first two years of life, and the aim of this study was to look at what impact diet would have on children's IQs," Dr. Smithers says.
"We found that children who were breastfed at six months and had a healthy diet regularly including foods such as legumes, cheese, fruit and vegetables at 15 and 24 months, had an IQ up to two points higher by age eight.
"Those children who had a diet regularly involving biscuits, chocolate, sweets, soft drinks and chips in the first two years of life had IQs up to two points lower by age eight.
"We also found some negative impact on IQ from ready-prepared baby foods given at six months, but some positive associations when given at 24 months," Dr. Smithers says.
Dr. Smithers says this study reinforces the need to provide children with healthy foods at a crucial, formative time in their lives.
"While the differences in IQ are not huge, this study provides some of the strongest evidence to date that dietary patterns from six to 24 months have a small but significant effect on IQ at eight years of age," Dr. Smithers says.
"It is important that we consider the longer-term impact of the foods we feed our children," she says.
The results of this study have been published online in the European Journal of Epidemiology
University of Adelaide. "Children's healthy diets linked to higher IQ." ScienceDaily, 7 Aug. 2012. Web. 13 Jun. 2013.
|Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A|
Interval Sprints and Eating Strategies to Burn 15 Lbs of Body Fat Fast!
By: Scott Mendelson
Time to burn some fat to get ready for July 4 and the rest of the summer since I do not want to fall short again this year! Can I lose 15 lbs of fat in a month or two? You have mentioned interval sprints many times in your column for rapid fat loss so I tried sprinting outside and after 5 sprints I was toast! What are my other options besides running? I eat very clean, but need help with nutrition as well since I am just winging it every day with food choices.
San Diego, CA
Yes, interval sprints with a variety of venues are the ticket to rapid rates of body fat loss. Steady state cardio is the choice of many since it requires very little effort, but those who take these walks to nowhere are wasting their time in a majority of cases or actually increasing the rate of body fat storage.
Eating "clean" is not enough to get to a low level of body fat. There must be a strategy in place to force the body into using more stored fat as fuel. There is no shortage of people who make good choices, but very few make use of a strategy to fit their needs and goals- as a result they fall short of goals 100% of the time. Yes, we can employ strategies to help you burn off 15 or more pounds of body fat in a 30 to 60 day period if all of the cards are played correctly.
Below is a sample interval session done on a recumbent bike which I find is a great way to start with an interval program. Running outside is a great option since no equipment is needed and the activity demands a great deal of energy, however some people are not in good enough shape to run initially or they have some injury issues. A recumbent bike offers the ability to increase tension over time which is great for increasing fat burning hormones. The good news is that these sessions can be done in 15 to 30 minutes a couple times per week to cover all of your interval needs. Consult your doctor before trying an interval sprint routine of any kind.Pedal Like Crazy for Rapid Fat Burning!
- 5 minute warm up at low tension level
- Sprint by pedaling as fast as you can for 10 seconds. Immediately pedal at a jog pace for 30 seconds and repeat this sequence for 10 to 15 minutes.
- 5 minute cool down with medium tension setting.
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Grapefruit-Glazed Beef Liver
- 1/4 cup onion, finely diced
- 2 tablespoons ghee or clarified butter
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grapefruit juice (about 1/2 a grapefruit)
- 2 tablespoons Ketchup
- 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 pound beef liver, cut into thin strips
- salt and freshly-ground black pepper
- lard or tallow for frying
| Serves 4 |
- In a small saucepan, cook the onion in the ghee over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low; stir in the grapefruit juice, ketchup, mustard, coconut sugar, chili powder and cumin and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper; transfer the sauce to a large bowl and keep warm.
- In a large, heavy skillet heat the lard or tallow over high heat. Generously salt and pepper the liver, and fry until barely pink in the center, about 1 minute per side. Do this in batches if necessary.
- Drain the liver briefly on paper towels, then transfer to the bowl with the sauce, stirring to coat the meat well.
- Serve immediately.
Recipe and photo courtesy of our feature chef Janis Smyth, author of the popular blog Jan's Sushi Bar which features a refreshing assortment of recipes for any special diet: low carb, paleo, Whole30, gluten-free, soy-free, and of course kid-freiendly - this blog has it all!
If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email us.
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