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October 13, 2013
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
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October is flying by here in Northeast Missouri, but luckily we're still enjoying warm, sunny days for the most part.  As the days are getting shorter and nights are getting cooler it reminds us that some of our favorite holidays are right around the corner. 

Treat your trick-or-treaters to some "super" treats this year by stocking up on GoodOnYa Superhero Bars, or the best-selling Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars, which are on sale this week only!  Both are free of gluten, grains, soy & dairy and kids love them!  They make a great lunchbox stuffer or afternoon snack. 

With Halloween quickly approaching, we know that Thanksgiving will be here before we know it.  We will have plenty of Organic, Free Range Turkeys available this year, hopefully within the next two weeks.  Our website will be updated just as soon as we have inventory in stock. 

Soups and stews are on everyone's menu this time of year, and nutrient-dense bone broth is a staple ingredient in many of our favorite winter recipes.  Now is a great time to stock up on Free Range Chicken Backs as they are on sale this week.  Our Chicken Backs are very meaty, making them ideal for making rich bone broth.  All of our Chicken Backs are sourced from free range birds enjoying sunny skies and a non-GMO diet.  Be sure to see former Feature Chef Russ Crandall's classic recipe for Homemade Chicken Stock in the Recipe Section below.  If you like this recipe, you won't want to miss Russ's highly anticipated cookbook - The Ancestral Table, available now for pre-order on Amazon!

The Paleo Mom is currently hosting five BIG giveaways in anticipation of the release of her new book, The Paleo Approach Cookbook, which features 150 new paleo recipes!  In addition, it is complete with shopping lists, low FODMAP options, meal plans, kitchen conversions & basic cooking conversions, just to name a few.  This will be a great resource for any chef, especially for those with certain food intolerances.  Head over to her website now to get signed up, there are plenty of ways to win and lots of great prizes!

Is there a perfect human diet?  If so, what would it include?  Apparently many people want to know, because CJ Hunt's breakthrough film The Perfect Human Diet is now #1 on Amazon Instant Video.  This film explores what would be included in an ideal human diet, and exposes some of the worst foods in the Standard American Diet. 

Don't forget about Boss's Day this coming Wednesday, October 16.  We hope all of the Boss's out there have a great day!

October Regards,

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

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Whose Liver Are You Calling Fat?   
By: Al Sears, MD   

Did you know that fat is the biggest threat to your liver? As you age, your liver collects more fat, and it's worse if you have increased body fat.

This puts you at a high risk for liver damage and can even promote liver cancer.

This is one of the worst consequences of age and having extra body fat, and is one of those areas where having extra fat makes you age faster.

The good news is if you have an older liver that is fatty, or if you just have a lot of body fat, there are things you can do about it. I'll give you my three steps to drop fat safely and protect your liver at the same time.

Why is this important to you?

Because your liver gives you the energy you need to get through the day, and detoxifies your body. Plus it turns nutrients into their usable forms. This helps your body act more youthful and keeps the needle in your energy tank on "full."

Fat is even more important than the effects of alcohol. Studies show alcohol contributes to only 6% of damage to the liver. But being a bit overweight contributes to 52% of liver disease.1 And if you're obese, you're 400% more likely to develop liver damage than a normal-weight individual.

That doesn't mean you can drink whatever you want... Surprisingly, normal-weight people who didn't drink at all had just as much risk of liver disease as normal-weight individuals who drank a couple of glasses of wine with their supper.

So unless you drink to extremes, it really comes down to how much fat your liver accumulates.

If you need more proof of the dangers to your liver from being overweight, take a look at this new study...

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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 "Superfat" You Need in Your Kitchen

By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 


One hundred years ago, tallow could be found in almost every kitchen and pantry across the country. It was used in soups and stocks, to sear and baste meats as they cook, for roasting vegetables, for frying, as well as to make delicious breads and light, flaky pie crusts.

But in the 1970's, the government, the media and the medical establishment launched a crusade against saturated fat. In its wake, tallow all but vanished from American cooking. It was replaced with so-called "heart-healthy" vegetable oils and shortenings (trans fats).

Unfortunately, what we lost wasn't just the rich, delicious flavor that tallow can add to foods, but also a wide range of vitally important health benefits.

Protect Your Heart Health with Tallow?

One recent study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that substituting tallow for vegetable oils can help reduce the risk factors for heart attack and stroke.

Another study published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating saturated fats - like tallow - prevents the progression of heart disease in women with metabolic syndrome.

One important reason why tallow is preferable to vegetable oils is because of its high level of stability...

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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

Sleeping Too Little, or Too Much, Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes, Obesity   



A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) links too little sleep (six hours or less) and too much sleep (10 or more hours) with chronic diseases - including coronary heart disease, diabetes, anxiety and obesity - in adults age 45 and older. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) encourages patients suffering from these common chronic conditions to speak with a sleep medicine physician who can evaluate their sleep patterns.

"It's critical that adults aim for seven to nine hours of sleep each night to receive the health benefits of sleep, but this is especially true for those battling a chronic condition," said Dr. M. Safwan Badr, president of the AASM. "Common sleep illnesses - including sleep apnea and insomnia - occur frequently in people with a chronic disease and can hinder your ability to sleep soundly. So if you're waking up exhausted, speak with a sleep physician to see if there's a problem. If you are diagnosed with a sleep illness, treating it could significantly improve disease symptoms and your quality of life."

"Some of the relationships between unhealthy sleep durations and chronic diseases were partially explained by frequent mental distress and obesity," said study co-author Janet B. Croft, PhD, senior chronic disease epidemiologist in CDC's Division of Population Health. "This suggests that physicians should consider monitoring mental health and body weight in addition to sleep health for patients with chronic diseases."

In the study, published in the October issue of the Journal SLEEP, short sleepers reported a higher prevalence of coronary heart disease, stroke and diabetes, in addition to obesity and frequent mental distress, compared with optimal sleepers who reported sleeping seven to nine hours on average in a 24-hour period. The same was true for long sleepers, and the associations with coronary heart disease, stroke and diabetes were even more pronounced with more sleep.

"Sleeping longer doesn't necessarily mean you're sleeping well. It is important to understand that both the quality and quantity of sleep impact your health," said Badr. "A healthy, balanced lifestyle is not limited to diet and fitness; when and how you sleep is just as important as what you eat or how you exercise."

The study involved more than 54,000 participants age 45 or older in 14 states. Nearly one third of participants (31 percent) were identified as short sleepers, meaning they reported sleeping six hours or less on average. More than 64 percent were classified as optimal sleepers, and only 4 percent of participants were long sleepers.


American Academy of Sleep Medicine. "Sleeping too little, or too much, linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity." ScienceDaily, 1 Oct. 2013. Web. 8 Oct. 2013.


Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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Get a Great Six Pack by Earning New Muscle and Keep it Long Term! 


By: Scott Mendelson




Every summer I do well with fat loss to lose 15-20 pounds of body fat to show off some great definition, but have never earned a great six pack. When the fall comes I lose focus and things go downhill fast.  What can I do to stay lean year round and get a great six pack for next spring and summer?   





The final few months of the year present many challenges including changing weather, holidays, seasonal mood swings and more.  The proper plan to support new goals during this time period must be in place to prevent losing muscle and piling on body fat.  

Check out this blog post regarding my client Rich who had similar challenges in place before we worked together to get him down to 6.8% body fat.

Based on your pictures and the info you have sent my way, your body fat percentage has not been low enough to show off a great six pack in the past. We can fix that problem starting today!  This is the perfect time to focus on gaining lean muscle tissue while decreasing body fat at the same time - if you play your cards right with training, nutrition and recovery strategies.

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Email and ask for a free copy of the Get Out of Man-O-Pause Special Report, 16 Rapid Muscle Growth Nutrition Tips and KISS Rapid Fat Loss Male & Female Nutrition Plans.



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Homemade Chicken Stock
Homemade Chicken Stock

  • 5-10 lbs chicken parts (backs, necks, and/or feet) 
  • 2 onions, peeled and halved 
  • 4 carrots, coarsely chopped 
  • 2 parsnips, coarsely chopped 
  • 3 stalks celery (with leaves), coarsely chopped 
  • 1 handful each fresh parsley, thyme, and dill 
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled 
  • 20 peppercorns  


  1. Because we're going to be cooking these chicken parts over a long period of time, you don't really need to thaw the necks or backs out before cooking. You definitely want the feet thawed, though.  
  2. Most chicken feet come dressed already (the outer, yellow membrane has been removed). If it hasn't, rub the feet with salt and dip them in boiling water, then in an ice bath, then remove the membrane.  
  3. Your next step is to cut the talons off the feet at the first knuckle. I'm not sure why this is done; lots of people say it's for sanitary reasons, but I also think that it helps break down the chicken feet faster as the broth simmers.  
  4. In a large stock pot (20 quarts), add all of the ingredients and fill the stock pot almost all of the way full with water.  
  5. Bring everything to a boil on med/high heat, then reduce the heat to low. The broth should be bubbling, but very gently. Continue to simmer for at least four hours, but keep in mind that the best chicken stock flavor comes from simmering for 24 hours. Stir the pot every few hours and try to break up the bones with a wooden spoon as it cooks. If your liquid is quickly evaporating, reduce the heat and add water if needed.  
  6. Here's what my pot looked like after 24 hours. About half of the liquid evaporated, and I didn't add any more water to it because I like my stock to be pretty concentrated.  
  7. Next, put a colander over another pot, and line it with a cheese cloth. Pour everything into the other pot through the colander. If you only cook your broth for 4-6 hours, you may be able to salvage some of the meat from the chicken backs to use in a future soup. As you can see, after 24 hours my chicken parts were pretty mushy, so I didn't save them.  
  8. At this point you have a choice: either you can just pour your stock into jars and skim the fat off the top the next day, or you can use a fat separator like I did and not have to worry about it. Either way, pour the stock into jars and put them in the fridge, uncovered, overnight so they can cool.  
  9. The next day, seal the jars and store them in the fridge (should last a couple weeks) or in your freezer (should last several months).  

This heart-healthy meal brought to you by our good friend Russ Crandall of The Domestic Man.  This recipe and many others can be found on our Pinterest boards!

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


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