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March 17, 2013
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
Happy St. Patrick's Day!  
We hope everyone is having an enjoyable St. Patrick's Day today!  We are enjoying some corned beef and cabbage today at the annual festival in local St. Patrick, MO - the only town of this name in the world!

We are finally getting some warmer weather here in Northeast Missouri.  Temperatures warmed to near 60 degrees this week, a welcome change from all the cold and snow.

Is our healthcare system focused on managing disease?  Or managing health?  Is there a difference?  Quite a bit - it seems that here in the US, healthcare is concentrating on curing the disease, rather than preventing it.  Is there more that Americans can be doing to prevent the onslaught of disease, rather than waiting for it to hit, and then trying to cure it?  A recent documentary looked into these options, and this CNN article offers more information on the current status of our healthcare system, and where we are headed. 

Are your six-pack abs ready for summer?  Looking for some new ideas to add to your workout routine?  This helpful slideshow offers some great ab ideas, as well as some of the best foods that can help keep the belly fat away for swimsuit season!

We have a few more recipe changes we are excited to share.  We have completely removed the birchwood xylitol from our Corned Beef Brisket and Corned Flatiron recipes.  We are working to remove any unnecessary sweeteners from our menu and will continue to keep you updated on any new recipe changes. 

If you are looking for a new steak to try, now is the time to add a few Coulotte Steaks to your shopping cart as they are on sale this week.  These lean six ounce steaks, cut from the sirloin, cook quickly and make for a great salad steak.  Throw in a few bottles of BBQ Sauce, which are also on sale, fire up the grill, and you are ready for the first barbecue of the season!

Are you fully absorbing all of the vitamins and nutrients in your fruits and veggies?  Kelly Herring's article this week explains why healthy fats should be a staple in your everyday diet - read on for more details!

We've had several questions about our Kerrygold Unsalted Butter, and unfortunately it is still out of stock.  We were expecting a new shipment this week, but Kerrygold has delayed shipment another month.  We are currently looking for an alternate source in the meantime, and we do still have the Kerrygold Salted Butter in stock.

For more paleo-friendly and gluten-free recipe ideas, be sure to visit us on Pinterest!  We have a host of recipes to share for any cut of meat you are trying to prepare.

Happy St. Patrick's Day, 

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

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How Do Women Outlive Men?    

By: Al Sears, MD

Dear Health-Conscious Reader,

You probably know that women outlive men.

The question is, why? What advantage do women have that allows them to live from 5 to 10 years longer?

The answer could be "good genes"... but not in the way you think.

Because despite what you may have been told, you aren't just born with good genes. You can now create good genes for yourself so you can live better and longer. And today I'm going to show you how.

I started thinking about this as I was looking at the latest list of "supercentenarians" on my long plane ride here to Africa.

Every year the members of the Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group put together a list of people verified to be 110 years old or older.

It's fascinating to see where everyone comes from and how old they are. Right away you notice that three of the four oldest people in the world live in Japan.

It surprised me to see that seven of the world's 12 oldest people live in America.(1) That should give all of us who live in the States a bright outlook on 2013.

But what struck me the most is that almost all of the supercentenarians are women. And it got me to wondering what they might have in common? What secrets can we learn that can help you live a long, healthy life?

In looking at the supercentenarians list for clues, there's really no way to know who lives what lifestyle. But when we do research on what helps people stay young, we find that women generally have longer telomeres than men.

That's not entirely due to women having inherently "good genes" though. They do, but it's more than that.

Because I found, when I dug a little deeper, that it's not that women are born with longer telomeres. Men have telomeres that shorten faster, while women's telomeres stay longer.

Part of the reason is that women have much less oxidative stress than men. You produce fewer free radicals that cause inflammation, and more antioxidants like glutathione and SOD to douse inflammation. And as it turns out, telomeres are VERY sensitive to oxidative stress. Studies show that oxidative damage to mitochondrial DNA is four times higher in men than in women.(2)

Women also have stronger immune systems than men, helping them live longer. When you put these two findings together, the connection becomes clear. The telomeres of immune cells are very responsive to increased telomerase, the enzyme that helps rebuild telomeres. And there's a lot of evidence that estrogen helps regulate telomerase, protecting women's telomeres as well.

What we can take away from this isn't that you need more estrogen for longer telomeres. But that whether you're a man or a woman, we now know of two easy ways to live longer, healthier lives...

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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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Don't Eat Your Fruits & Veggies (Without THIS!)

By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 



If you eat your fruits and veggies low-fat style, you're not just missing out on great flavor... but vital nutrients too.

In fact, research shows that when we cut the fat in our diet, we also hamper the absorption of a wide array of powerful disease-fighting compounds.

 And while the old adage says "You are what you eat", the truth is closer to "You are what you absorb".

The Key to Absorbing More Vital Nutrients 


Many potent nutrients found in foods are "fat-soluble". This means, in order for the body to unlock the healing power of these compounds, some fat also needs to be present. 


Recent research performed at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center in Columbus looked at how adding avocado to a meal affected its nutrient absorption.

Specifically, the researchers evaluated carotenoids - a group of red, yellow and orange pigments that are known for their powerful antioxidant activity and cancer-fighting action. 


In the study, the researchers compared a fat-free meal of salsa and bread to a meal of salsa, bread and avocado (increasing fat content to 37% of calories).   


Blood tests showed that the men and women who ate the avocado with their meal absorbed 4.4 times as much lycopene and 2.7 times as much beta-carotene than those not eating the avocado.


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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

'Healthier Hormones' Through Diet and Exercise

Overweight couch potatoes live a dangerous life: Epidemiologists estimate that about 80 percent of the most common diseases are linked to severe overweight and obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. Obese people are at an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases, vascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes and cancer. This lowers their life expectancy. Weight loss and physical activity help to counteract this. Women who lose weight lower their breast cancer risk. Regular physical activity lowers the risk of developing breast, colorectal and cervical cancers.

The links between body weight, lifestyle and the risks of developing cancer and other chronic diseases are not yet understood in every detail. However, changes in hormonal signaling are believed to be among the culprits of these processes. "Adipose tissue produces various hormones which have a great impact on metabolism," says Prof. Dr. Cornelia Ulrich. "The important ones are anti-inflammatory adiponectin, which increases the effect of insulin, and leptin, which can promote tumor cell growth.

Do body weight and exercise also affect production of these key adipose tissue hormones? Cornelia Ulrich, departmental head at DKFZ and director of the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg, analyzed this in a randomized controlled study with 439 overweight postmenopausal women (> 50 years). Study participants were divided into three "intervention groups" (diet; exercise; diet+exercise) as well as a control group. These groups were watched intensively over a period of one year so that the results obtained are particularly valuable.

"Our hypothesis was that particularly a combination of physical activity and weight loss should result in a more favorable relation of the two hormone levels," said Cornelia Ulrich. Leptin production decreased in all three intervention groups, most noticeably (up to 40 percent) in the diet+exercise group. By contrast, adiponectin production increased most in women who were on a reduced calorie diet only.

Irrespective of the type of intervention, the positive effect on hormone production was dependent on the degree of weight loss: The more kilos a study participant had lost, the more her adiponectin levels increased and the more her leptin levels decreased. "We observed the greatest changes in women who had lost ten percent of their initial body weight," says Dr. Clare Abbenhardt, first author of the study. "Some of these participants reached a 20 percent increase in adiponectin levels and their leptin decreased by more than 50 percent."

Leptin production appears to be influenced by mere changes of body composition, because in the exercise intervention group, participants gained muscle mass also without losing weight.

"We now have a better understanding of the mechanisms by which weight loss and training protect from chronic diseases. The health-promoting effect of adiponectin is regarded as established by numerous studies now. Lower leptin levels, on the other hand, offer less growth incentives for tumor cells. Therefore, we are now able to give well-founded recommendations to women how they can positively influence these two important metabolic regulators," says Cornelia Ulrich, "by keeping a healthy body weight and getting more exercise!"

The research was undertaken in collaboration with scientists from several U.S. universities at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, U.S.A.

German Cancer Research Center. "'Healthier hormones' through diet and exercise." ScienceDaily, 6 Mar. 2013. Web. 8 Mar. 2013.
Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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 Eating "Clean" & "Hard" Training is Not Enough to Lose 10 lbs of Fat in 30 Days


By: Scott Mendelson




I was shocked when I got body fat taken with calipers and I came out to 22% at a weight of 200 lbs.  The electronic scales told me I was 15-16% for years.  My diet is really clean with plenty of grass-fed beef, but I do not track anything so I could use some advice in setting up a plan!  I have fat to lose and am willing to train hard, but after 30-40 minutes I can feel my body shutting down.  Can I get a great workout done three days per week in less than 40 minutes?    


Tampa, FL





Yes, you can lower body fat levels quickly with three workouts per week lasting less than 40 minutes if you are willing to push yourself.   On average I can help clients in your situation go from 22% body fat to 16% in 6-8 weeks with the proper commitment, which in this case is 12 lbs of body fat.   I would do a couple of interval sessions on off days with some core work as well and those sessions would last no longer than 30 minutes done at home to save time!  Being active in general also helps to lose body fat assuming that you are recovering well from exercise.  I measure many recovery elements to determine a client's ideal work load.

Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

Yes, you need a specific nutrition strategy to make the body use more stored fat as fuel quickly.  Eating "clean" is not enough to earn a low body fat level.  Now that you have been eating grass fed beef and other good food sources it is time to manipulate the macronutrient percentages to increase fat burning enzymes, break up metabolic staleness, and optimize the hormonal environment.  When most people stop to think about it, they are eating the same foods and amounts over and over for years on end without any change.  If it has not led you to your goals, then strategic change is needed or no progress will be made...

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Recipe Corner

Chile Lime Chicken Wings    


Chile Lime Chicken Wings   



  • 1/2 medium onion, roughly chopped 
  • 2 jalapeno peppers (or 1 serrano pepper), ribs and seeds removed 
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled 
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, tightly packed 
  • Freshly ground pepper 
  • Zest from 2 limes 
  • 1/4 cup lime juice 
  • 2 tablespoons Paleo-friendly fish sauce (Red Boat!) 
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos 
  • 6 pounds chicken wings and/or drumsticks 
  • 1-2 tablespoons melted fat of choice 
  • 4 limes, cut into wedges  


  1. Toss the onion, peppers, garlic, cilantro, ground pepper, lime zest and juice, fish sauce, and coconut aminos into a blender, and blitz everything together until a bright green purée is formed.  
  2. Place the chicken wings in a large bowl, and add the marinade.  
  3. Mix well with your hands.  
  4. Marinate the chicken in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and up to 12 hours. Don't marinade the wings longer than 12 hours because the acid will make the meat mushy.   
  5. Take the wings out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before you intend to cook them.  
  6. You can cook these chicken wings either in the oven or - if you can stand the chilly weather outside - on your backyard grill.  
  7. Want to stay indoors? Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat it to 400°F on convection roast (or 425°F on the regular setting). Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, and place a wire rack on top. Then, arrange the wings on the greased wire rack, and roast 'em for 30 minutes (flipping midway) or until the wings turn golden brown.  
  8. If you're grilling the chicken wings, first use long-handled tongs to grease the cooking grate with a wad of paper towels dipped in melted fat. Then, cook the wings over medium-hot coals (or with gas grill burners set to medium) for about 15 minutes, turning once, until the fat has rendered and the skin turns crisp and golden.  
  9. Serve with lime wedges, and let the feeding frenzy commence.



 Recipe and photo courtesy of paleo pro Michelle at Nom Nom Paleo.  Check out her blog for plenty of other unique paleo recipes, and be sure to download her iPad app for hundreds of paleo recipes at your fingertips! 


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