Another month has flown by here at US Wellness. As we wrap up a busy May, we want to thank all of our customers and readers for your continued support and feedback - it is always appreciated.
Congratulations to Marnie R. who was the lucky winner of our Memorial Day Grilling Giveaway! Thanks also to Lodge Cast Iron who teamed up with us and gave away one of their very popular Sportsman's Grills, a must-have for any camp site or tailgate. Stay current with all of our giveaways, prizes and sales by following us on the blog, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest!
Looking for some new recipes to mix up your summer cookouts and dinner parties? We have an extensive recipe section on our website featuring some of our favorite fares, all of our feature chef recipe creations and everything in between! One of our favorite chefs, Tender Grassfed Meat author Stan Fishman recently sent us a traditional Bison Roast Recipe that has amazing flavor and is on our blog now. If you haven't tried one of our bison roasts yet, you are missing out. The Sirloin Tip Roast is on sale this week only, so now is a great time to stock up. Also on sale is the very popular New York Strip Steak, always a hit on the grill!
What exactly determines how long and healthy our lives will be? Is it solely based on diet and exercise, or are there other important contributing factors? Mark's Daily Apple took an interesting look into life and longevity last week, so we wanted to share this helpful article with you. Besides a healthy diet, we need to be mindful of our outlook on life, our optimism, overall mood and social interactions with others. A few small changes in our mindset can make a big difference.
The devastation in Oklahoma has been on our minds all week. As we enter the holiday weekend, please remember to keep our Midwest neighbors only hours away in your thoughts. They sure feel a lot closer this week as our hearts are heavy with prayers and our thoughts are with them in the weeks and months ahead to rebuild their communities. There are many ways that we can help the relief efforts in Oklahoma, you can find more information here.
Just a reminder that our offices will be closed tomorrow- Monday, May 27 so our employees can enjoy a day with their families. FedEx will also be shut down, so we will be unable to ship any orders on Monday. Any orders placed now will be be added to the next shipping cycle beginning Tuesday, May 28. Our packing crew will prepare orders for shipping as soon as possible, but please note we may need to employ Thursday shipping this week. We appreciate your patience and hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
Memorial Day is a somber holiday on one hand, but also a joyful celebration of graduations and the kickoff to summer, but let us not forget the true meaning of this holiday. Originally known as Decoration Day, it was started as a way to honor those who died while serving in the Civil War. Since then the name has changed, and the day is dedicated to all Americans who died while serving in any war. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all families mourning a loved one this weekend, and to all of those presently serving both at home and abroad.
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Private Jets and Statin Drugs
By: Al Sears, MD
"Everybody I know in my age group is on statins."
For a minute I felt like I was having statin drug-induced pain just hearing that.
My friend T.M. is approaching 50 years old, and he's a very successful guy. He's CEO of a publicly traded company, and another one he invested in just went public.
Most of his friends and colleagues are very smart and successful businessmen with private jets and all of that. And T.M.'s been reading and sharing with them my advisories on how bad these statin drugs are for you for ten years.
I was having lunch with him to catch up now that I'm back from Africa, and here he was telling me, "All my friends take statins. Every one of them."
This is why I keep talking about the dangers of statin drugs. I've talked about it many times to many different groups of people all around the world, but I can't stop.
Especially since it seems like every week they discover a new danger from statin drugs.
First it was nerve pain, melting muscles, and heart failure. Then people on statins started to develop symptoms of neurological diseases like ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).(1) People on statins are also at risk for Parkinson's, since the disease is associated with very low cholesterol levels.(2)
We already knew that statins cause memory loss. Hundreds of cases of statin-induced memory loss have been reported to MedWatch, the FDA's system for filing adverse drug events.
They've tried to pass off statins as a treatment for Alzheimer's. But a recent pilot study found that taking statins worsens brain function for Alzheimer's patients, too.(3)
And just a little while ago drugmakers had to amend the "label" on the drugs so they warn you in black and white that liver damage, memory loss and confusion, and diabetes are side effects of statins...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 Superfood Fish You Should Be Eating
By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet
For decades, fish has been called the "ultimate brain food" and "the perfect protein". It has been touted by cardiologists and fitness gurus alike as one of the healthiest foods you can eat.
But the truth is a bit murkier.
In fact, these days, eating most
kinds of fish will do more harm than good when it comes to your health. The Farm-Raised Bait and Switch
It is estimated that up to 80 percent of the fish consumed in the United States is farm-raised. While this brings more fish to market at an affordable price, farm-raised fish is a highly concentrated source of harmful pollutants.
Some of the most dangerous of these include cancer-causing PCBs (often found at levels far exceeding those deemed "acceptable" by the FDA). Antibiotic residues are also more concentrated in fish than any other form of conventional livestock.
And because most farmed fish are raised on a diet of corn, soy and grain, they contain high levels of inflammation-promoting omega-6 fats and much lower levels of health-promoting omega-3s than their wild counterparts.
But wild fish isn't without its own issues...Is All Wild Fish "Safe"?
Larger fish (like tuna, swordfish and grouper) can contain dangerously high levels of mercury and other environmental contaminants. These pollutants bio-accumulate, building up over the fish's lifespan.
These contaminants then get lodged in our bodies and brains. And they can cause a wide variety of negative health effects - ranging from depression to neurological diseases.
But the good news is that there is a healthy and delicious option that is sustainable and extremely low in environmental contaminants...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... em>
|Recent Health News|
Getting Fit in Middle Age Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk
Middle aged and out of shape? It's not too late to get fit - and reduce your risk for heart failure, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2013.
Researchers ranked fitness levels of 9,050 men and women (average age 48) who took two fitness tests - eight years apart - during mid-life. After 18 years of follow-up, they matched the fitness information to Medicare claims for heart failure hospitalizations.
"People who weren't fit at the start of the study were at higher risk for heart failure after age 65," said Ambarish Pandey, M.D., lead author of the study and an internal medicine resident at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. "However, those who improved their fitness reduced their heart failure risk, compared to those who continued to have a low fitness level eight years later."
The researchers used metabolic equivalents (METs), a measure of how people do on a treadmill test. For each MET improvement in fitness, participants' heart failure risk dropped by 20 percent. For example, if a 40-year-old went from jogging 12 minutes per mile to running 10 minutes per mile - an increase of two METs - he or she reduced heart failure risk at a later age by 40 percent, Pandey said.
As more people survive heart attacks and live with heart disease, the number with heart failure is increasing. More than 5.1 million Americans live with heart failure, according to the American Heart Association, and by 2030, the prevalence of heart failure may increase 25 percent from 2013 estimates.
"Improving fitness is a good heart failure prevention strategy - along with controlling blood pressure and improving diet and lifestyle - that could be employed in mid-life to decrease the risk of heart failure in later years," Pandey said.
Co-authors are Benjamin Willis, M.D., M.P.H.; David Leonard, Ph.D.; Laura DeFina, M.D.; Ang Gao, M.S.; and Jarett Berry, M.D.
The American Heart Association funded the study. Additional disclosures are on the abstract.
American Heart Association. "Getting fit in middle age can reduce heart failure risk." ScienceDaily, 15 May 2013. Web. 16 May 2013.
|Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A|
Torch 20 pounds of Fat in 8 Weeks and Keep It Off Forever
By: Scott Mendelson
I have been successful losing body fat before, but it always comes back within a few months. I need a plan that will allow me to lose 20 pounds fast, but keep it off and from all that I have read you are the guy to talk to! What do you suggest for training with limited equipment in my basement when I cannot get to the gym?
Rapid fat loss and long term success requires a multi phased nutrition strategy to address specific periods of time. Why go through all of the effort to lose body fat, just to have it pile back on very quickly? Do not get caught up in body weight and read this blog post
to learn why tracking body fat percentage is much more useful towards your long term goals. A very high percentage of people who lose some body fat, put it back on within the following 60 days. This typically takes place when the wrong strategies were put into place leaving the metabolism very sluggish, causing a quick a rebound of body fat even when the period following the fat loss effort is not full of junk.Modified Fasts for Rapid Fat Loss
The KISS Rapid fat loss program is the ticket to a long term lean body with great energy for several reasons. Not only does the plan work quickly to burn fat, it can be easily implemented over a long period of time and modified based on the goals. For example, you can skip breakfast on certain days to create a 12-15 hour fasted status starting after dinner the night before to burn fat like crazy! While this is great for fat burning, it does not need to be done seven days a week. Cut out that Night Time Snack to Kick off the Fast!
No snacking after dinner is a good habit in general for those wanting to lose body fat and the period of time while you are sleeping does not require any food. You should drink water during this time period as that should never be limited in any way.Continue Reading...
Email Scott@infinityfitness.com with your top five problems and you will get a personal response within 12 hours from Scott. Ask for free copies of the Fat Loss Plateau Busting Special Report, Just Say NO To Steady State Cardio Special Report and Rapid Fat Burning Tools. Visit our new blog for Cutting Edge Tips and Success Strategies.
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I am over-the-moon loving your liverwurst!!! So grateful it has no sweeteners. Delicious with avocado. Thank you for making it easy for me to enjoy healthful organ meats. Can't wait to try your other organ sausage offerings!Kellie R.
Deerfield Beach, FL
Bora Bora Fireballs
Prep 10 min | Cook 30 min | Makes about 42 meatballs
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 teaspoon plus 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon plus 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1 cup canned crushed pineapple, sugar-free, packed in its own juice
- 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried ginger
- 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
- 3-4 scallions, white and green, very thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
- 1/2 fresh jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed, finely minced (about 2 teaspoons)
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 pounds ground pork
- Preheat the oven to 375 F. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, then add the coconut. Toast, stirring often with a wooden spoon, until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Set aside to cool.
- Drain the cup of canned pineapple in a sieve placed over a bowl to catch the juice. Press the pineapple pulp against the sieve with a wooden spoon to extract the excess moisture. Place the pineapple in a large mixing bowl and save the juice for later.
- To the pineapple, add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cayenne, coconut aminos, ginger, garlic, scallions, jalapeño, and eggs. Beat with a wooden spoon until combined. With your hands, crumble the pork into the bowl and knead until all of the ingredients are incorporated.
- Arrange the bowls of pineapple juice, spiced coconut, and seasoned pork for easy access. Measure a level tablespoon of pork to make a meatball, lightly douse it in the pineapple juice, then roll it in the coconut, pressing the coconut shreds into the meat by lightly rolling the ball between your palms. This is a rare case in which more isn't better - don't go too cuckoo with the coconut. Line up the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet, about 1/2 inch apart.
- Slide the meatballs into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, until sizzling and golden brown. These taste great with Confetti Cauliflower and/or Sunshine Sauce.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Melissa Joulwan at The Clothes Make the Girl, author of the very popular paleo cookbook Well Fed.
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Our cattle are enjoying lush pastures in Northeast Missouri this week!
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