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Happy Thanksgiving ~ Shipping Updates ~ More Ham, Brisket & Ribs

November 24, 2013
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
Happy Thanksgiving  
From our families to yours, we wish everyone a very blessed Thanksgiving week.  As another month comes to a close, we have so much to be thankful for, but especially for the continued patronage and support of so many customers, friends, producers, processors, transporters, and colleagues in this ever-growing business.  We are lucky and honored to be a trusted source of grass-fed and specialty proteins, and will continue to do our best to keep our animals eating right so you can too.

Please note, due to the holiday, our shipping schedule will be disrupted this week.  We will not ship on Wednesday, since FedEx cannot deliver on Thanksgiving.  We will only ship Monday and Tuesday, so if you need product this week, we highly encourage you to place your order today, Sunday, November 24.  We have a special order deadline this week of 10:00 am CST on Tuesday, November 26.  All orders placed after this time will be held and start shipping on Monday, December 2.  If you have an order shipping this week, please help us keep an eye on your tracking information to make sure everything gets delivered on time.     

For a true paleo twist on Thanksgiving this year, be sure to check out the recipe section below for a Bacon Wrapped Turkey recipe, courtesy of past feature chef Marla Sarris.  

With Thanksgiving this week, it means the Christmas season will be here in full force by the weekend.  Get a jump start on your Christmas list by doing a little online shopping!  What better way to surprise your friends and relatives this season than with the gift of good health?  US Wellness gift certificates are now available.  If the recipient is new to grass-fed cooking, pair the gift certificate with one of author Stan Fishman's grass-fed cookbooks, and they will be an expert in no time! 

Another great Christmas idea is award-winning Askinosie Chocolate.  It was announced just this past week that they are 2014 Good Food Award Finalists, and we are honored to be able to carry the nominated 70% San Jose Del Tambo chocolate bars.  These make great stocking stuffers for anybody on your Christmas list!

We had lots of items restocking this week, including the very popular Free Range Duck products!  All are back in stock now, and we just posted a delicious new duck recipe on the blog - Duck Legs with Apples.

For more holiday happenings, new recipes, seasonal specials and shipping updates be sure to stay tuned to the newsletter, Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest.

Happy Thanksgiving,

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

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The Cardboard Box is Better for You 
By: Al Sears, MD

The other day G.S. came to my office for a visit.

I won't get into his personal medical issue, but the subject of fiber came up.

He said, "Dr. Sears, I'm getting all the fiber I need. Every morning I have my whole wheat toast or a big bowl of Mini-Wheat."

This is kind of typical. My patients believe they're getting the right kind of fiber from whole grains.

Today, you're bombarded by commercials encouraging you to believe you're eating healthy products because they tell you it's "high-fiber, whole oat, and whole grain wheat."

And it has worked. There is so much misinformation out there that most people believe whole grains are a "healthy" and natural source of fiber.

The truth is, all fiber is not created equal. You could call the cardboard box that mini-wheat is packaged in "fiber." It's also cellulose and your body wouldn't digest it.

But it's not the type of fiber nature intended for you to have in your body.

There are different types of fiber. Some are natural to your diet, and others - like the fibers you get from grains - are not natural to your diet...

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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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The #1 Kitchen Tool You Need to Save Time and Money this Holiday Season

By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 


With the holidays upon us, there are two things that most of us could use a lot more of: time and money. Today, I'll show you how to save both time and money... and still eat like a king.

Unfortunately, many people think that eating right requires an array of chef skills, a big budget and spending hours upon hours in the kitchen. But nothing could be further from the truth.

In fact, with the help of one simple and inexpensive tool, you can feed your family the healthiest foods that money can buy. And you can prepare them in the time it takes to order takeout... for about the same price per serving.

All you need is a slow cooker!

The Easy, Old-Fashioned Way to Be a Great Cook

Slow cookers reached their peak popularity when they were introduced in the 1970s. Nearly every house in the suburbs had a Crock-Pot on the countertop. Over the years, this healthy and super-simple way of cooking became passé.
Thankfully, the versatile slow cooker has made a resurgence in recent years. And for good reason!

With little more than a few cups of liquid or sliced veggies, a sprinkle of seasoning or a pour of sauce, a slow cooker can turn even the toughest cuts of meat into buttery, fork-tender morsels.

Best of all, the slow cooker provides unparalleled convenience. Simply add your ingredients, turn the dial to low and come home to a moist, flavorful, nutrient-rich meal ready to dish up for your family.

Elegant, Fuss-Free Party Fare

And if you're planning holiday parties this season - don't overlook the many benefits a slow cooker can provide...

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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 Eating Clean & Saving Green: Your Guide to Organic Foods on a Budget 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

Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity: Is It an Allergy?  


Patients with non-celiac wheat sensitivity (NCWS) and other food sensitivities showed clinical, laboratory and histological characteristics suggesting they may be suffering from a non-IgE-mediated food allergy, according to the article, "Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity as an Allergic Condition: Personal Experience and Narrative Review," published online today in The American Journal of Gastroenterology

In this review, lead author Antonio Carroccio, M.D., from the University of Palermo in Palermo, Italy, examines prior data regarding NCWS and other relevant medical literature, focusing on NCWS patients who may suffer from non-IgE-mediated wheat allergy. Non-celiac wheat sensitivity (NCWS) is characterized by symptoms that can involve the gastrointestinal tract, the nervous system, the skin and other organs. The only common denominator of NCWS is wheat consumption: the symptoms disappear on exclusion of wheat from the diet, and reappear on wheat consumption.

Food allergies are typically divided into two areas: IgE mediated or non-IgE mediated. In IgE mediated food allergies, people develop symptoms almost immediately after eating, and when blood and skin tests are carried out, there is a positive marker. Non-IgE mediated food allergies, including celiac disease, primarily affect the GI mucosa (the innermost layer of the gastrointestinal tract) and have a delayed onset of symptoms, which can make it difficult to diagnosis.

Dr. Carroccio and his colleagues reviewed data on 276 patients diagnosed with NCWS using a double-blind placebo-controlled wheat challenge. The data indicating a possible wheat allergy diagnosis and other data in the literature were examined. The authors hypothesize that patients with NCWS may be suffering from non-IgE mediated food allergy.

"We reviewed the role of serum immunoglobulin G antibodies and the basophil activation assay in food allergy, as well as the histology findings in the food allergy diagnosis," said Dr. Carroccio. "We compared patients suffering from NCSW and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to controls with IBS not due to NCWS."

The review also suggests a link in wheat withdrawal and the intestinal microbiota. "A change in diet with wheat withdrawal can also cause a change in the intestinal microbiota. This is now considered a crucial element in IBS pathogenesis. Future studies in NCWS patients should consider the role of diet in the microbiota and, in turn, on the intestinal immune system," Dr. Carroccio added.

Based on his review, Dr. Carroccio concluded, "Non-celiac wheat sensitivity can now be considered the cause of gastrointestinal symptoms, which overlap those commonly attributed to functional disorders. However, many doubts remain and it must be underlined that we must utilize the double blind placebo-controlled challenge method to confirm the suspicion of non-celiac wheat sensitivity and then study the pathogenesis of that specific clinical manifestation. A confident NCWS diagnosis must exclude a placebo effect."

American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). "Non-celiac wheat sensitivity: Is it an allergy?." ScienceDaily, 5 Nov. 2013. Web. 8 Nov. 2013.   
Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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Eat Huge Holiday Meals Without Accumulating Body Fat!   

By: Scott Mendelson




One of your clients told me he has had great success with your cheat meal strategies to prevent body fat accumulation.  I am going to eat "Big Time" on Thanksgiving Day and that is not negotiable, however I am willing to exercise more on Thanksgiving Day so I can get away with more eating!  What can I do to prevent this big day of eating from increasing my belly fat?  




Yes, Dr. Serrano and I have developed several proven strategies for preventing body fat accumulation during big holiday meals.  These large meals can actually be beneficial for boosting metabolism and fat burning hormones when executed correctly.  Many women in particular, chronically eat too little and as a result metabolism becomes very sluggish.  Working with clients over the years I have found that including a large meal weekly or every other week very important for fat burning.

Get the Proven Cheat Meal Body Fat Accumulation Prevention Strategies in this blog post!

Strip Load Training Fires up Metabolism

Your success will all start with firing up the metabolism and fat burning hormones with an intense weight training session 1-2 hours before the large meal.  The strip load training routine below is a metabolic game changer and creates the ideal metabolic environment for a large meal to follow...

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Bacon Wrapped Turkey
Bacon Wrapped Turkey

  • 1 turkey 
  • 10-20 strips bacon 
  • 1-2 onions 
  • 6-10 cloves garlic 
  • 2 cups broth or water 


  1. An hour before roasting, pull the turkey out of the refrigerator. 
  2. Remove the packaging and the bag of giblets from inside and set aside. (I'll have a recipe soon using turkey giblets. Just promise you won't throw them away, that's good stuff.) 
  3. Elevate the turkey on a drying rack in a pyrex dish and let it sit. (Or if you have a roasting rack, use that.) 
  4. Preheat the oven to 450°F. 
  5. Chop onion in large chunks and either quarter, halve or leave the garlic cloves whole. 
  6. Stuff the onion/garlic mixture in the turkey and seal it with a toothpick or two or three. 
  7. Wrap turkey with individual pieces of bacon, making sure to wrap legs, wings and overlap pieces so every inch of the bird is covered. 
  8. Pour broth or water into base of baking dish. 
  9. Put turkey in the oven, uncovered, and lower the heat to 350°F. 
  10. Rule of thumb is to plan cooking for 13-minutes-per-pound and every 45 minutes baste the turkey by scooping the juices with a spoon and drizzling the juices all over the bird. Watch each time you baste the turkey to see if you'll need to cover the legs, wings and top with foil so it doesn't burn. I covered mine in the second to last round of basting.
    To make sure the turkey is fully cooked, check the breast, outer and inner thigh and make sure that in each location the meat is at least 165°F. 
  11. Transfer the turkey to a serving tray and let it rest 30 minutes before carving and serving. 
  12. Remove the onion and garlic stuffing and serve side by side with your carved bacon-wrapped turkey. 
  13. Enjoy! :) 

This unique paleo recipe is courtesy of our friend Marla Sarris, visit her website for more paleo-friendly holiday fare, and be sure to pick up a copy of one of her popular cookbooks, Los Paleo or Pigskin Paleo - one of our office favorites!

If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email us.


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