Happy Halloween week! We hope all of your ghosts and goblins have a great holiday!
It is hard to believe October is coming to a close, which means Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Now is the time to get your Thanksgiving Turkey bought! We have free range, certified organic turkeys in stock now and we suggest placing your order as soon as possible.
The Paleo community has continued to grow in leaps and bounds over the last year. We are always excited to get a new cookbook in the mail and look forward to meeting the fabulous new chefs. We are honored to be a part of the paleo family, and even more honored to be nominated for Paleo Magazine's Best of 2013! We take great pride in supplying grass-fed proteins, and have been nominated for the Best Online Food/Product Supplier again for 2013. It is because of you - our readers and customers that we are able to continue to grow our business and we truly appreciate your support. Please help us support our fellow paleo chefs, authors, nutritionists, producers and bloggers by voting here now!
We are very excited to introduce several new products this week. We just added two more sizes of Beef Rib Roasts to the store. Whether you are cooking for a small group or the whole family, you can make sure your holiday prime rib turns out just right! The Beef 2-Rib Roast and 6-Rib Roast are now available online, and we'll have more restocked before the holidays. We will be announcing another new addition next week, so stay tuned.
One of our favorite cuts is on sale this week - the Beef Ribeye Steak is a classic, and one of our most popular steaks. Cut from the rib primal, ribeyes are a tender, well marbled cut that take well to grilling, broiling or pan frying. See the recipe section below for an easy Ribeye recipe, featuring a delcious balsamic mushroom sauce - perfect for chilly autumn dinners.
Lamb is a nutritional powerhouse - especially the grass-fed, grass-finished kind. However, here in the US we eat much less lamb than other countries. Read Kelley Herring's article below for some important reasons to add lamb chops or lamb steaks to your next order, and be sure to visit our Recipe Section for some new lamb recipe ideas.
Be sure to check out our farm photos below for brand new photos of our South Carolina chicken farm! These free range birds are growing fast on lush pastures and nice weather.
John, Lee Ann, Tressa, Jennifer, Amanda & Laura on behalf of the farm families of US Wellness Meats.
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Dr. Al Sears, M.D.|
Bungling Buffoons Bad Advice
By: Al Sears, MD
"The evidence for supplementing with any vitamin ... is just not there."(1) - Dr. Benjamin Caballero, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
"Based on existing evidence, we see little justification for the general and widespread use of dietary supplements."(2) - Jaakko Mursu, Ph.D. and colleagues on the Iowa Women's Health Study
"The concept of multivitamins was sold to Americans by an eager nutraceutical industry to generate profits. There was never any scientific data supporting their usage."(3) - Steven Nissen, chairman of cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic
With all the evidence we have that none of us are getting enough of the right nutrients, this persists.
It's part of the issue I deal with every day in trying to help people who come to my Wellness Center. They're on medications, they don't understand why they're taking the drugs, and their doctor has told them no matter what's wrong it can't possibly be nutrition. Sometimes the doctor takes their supplements and throws them in the garbage.
But the truth is that even young people...who have a higher metabolism and can eat more food that the average 50 or 70-year-old ... with all the extra food they can eat, only 1% of them are getting the nutrients they need.(4)
I found that little tidbit as I was doing some research to keep up with what the American Heart Association (AHA) thinks is "heart - healthy" for kids.
The AHA published a paper in their journal Circulation. According to their research, less than 1% of kids get enough nutrients.(5)
Now, I don't agree with what the AHA thinks is "heart-healthy." They advise a low-fat diet high in grains, and eating very little animal protein. But over 99% of kids aren't even getting enough of THAT. For adults, this is an even tougher nut to crack...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 Overlooked Meat You Should Be Eating More
By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet
Do you know which meat has fewer calories, more cancer-fighting CLA, more omega-3's and less saturated fat than beef?
Unfortunately, despite the delicious flavor and amazing nutritional profile of lamb, very little of this meat is enjoyed here in the United States.
In fact, Americans eat less than one pound of lamb per person per year. Compare that with lamb-loving New Zealanders and Australians (who enjoy 57 pounds and 30 pounds per person per year, respectively) and it's easy to see how we're missing out on the many health benefits of lamb.
Lamb: The "Multivitamin" Meat
Like other meats, lamb is an excellent source of nutritionally complete protein, providing all eight essential amino acids in the right ratios. But protein is not all you'll get from lamb. It's also a veritable multivitamin when it comes to nutrition.
In fact, a four-ounce serving provides:
- 41% of the RDA for Vitamin B12 - This vitamin is essential for healthy nervous and digestive systems, for energy production, to reduce heart-harming homocysteine and more.
- 49% of the RDA for Selenium - An antioxidant micronutrient that is vital for healthy cell division and cancer protection, thyroid health and detoxification.
- 39% of the RDA for Vitamin B3 - Helps convert food into fuel (glucose), is essential for the nervous system, helps the body make hormones, and is important for healthy circulation.
- 31% of the RDA for Zinc - A mineral with an important role in immune function, as well as the synthesis of proteins and DNA in the body.
- 23 % of the RDA for Phosphorous - A mineral needed for healthy bones and teeth, as well as aiding the body in using carbohydrates and fats and making protein.
- 15% of the RDA for Iron - A mineral that is necessary to make hemoglobin and myoglobin, the proteins in red blood cells and muscles that help transport and store oxygen.
And the nutritional benefits don't end there...
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|
Link Between Childhood ADHD and Obesity Revealed in First Long-Term Study
A new study conducted by researchers at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center found men diagnosed as children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were twice as likely to be obese in a 33-year follow-up study compared to men who were not diagnosed with the condition.
The study appears in the May 20 online edition of Pediatrics.
"Few studies have focused on long-term outcomes for patients diagnosed with ADHD in childhood. In this study, we wanted to assess the health outcomes of children diagnosed with ADHD, focusing on obesity rates and Body Mass Index," said lead author Francisco Xavier Castellanos, MD, Brooke and Daniel Neidich Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Child Study Center at NYU Langone. "Our results found that even when you control for other factors often associated with increased obesity rates such as socioeconomic status, men diagnosed with ADHD were at a significantly higher risk to suffer from high BMI and obesity as adults."
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ADHD is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders, often diagnosed in childhood and lasting into adulthood. People with ADHD typically have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors and tend to be overly active. ADHD has an estimated worldwide prevalence of five percent, with men more likely to be diagnosed than women.
The prospective study included 207 white men diagnosed with ADHD at an average age of 8 and a comparison group of 178 men not diagnosed with childhood ADHD, who were matched for race, age, residence and social class. The average age at follow up was 41 years old. The study was designed to compare Body Mass Index (BMI) and obesity rates in grown men with and without childhood ADHD.
Results showed that, on average, men with childhood ADHD had significantly higher BMI (30.1 vs. 27.6) and obesity rates (41.1 percent vs. 21.6 percent) than men without childhood ADHD.
"The results of the study are concerning but not surprising to those who treat patients with ADHD. Lack of impulse control and poor planning skills are symptoms often associated with the condition and can lead to poor food choices and irregular eating habits," noted Dr. Castellanos. "This study emphasizes that children diagnosed with ADHD need to be monitored for long-term risk of obesity and taught healthy eating habits as they become teenagers and adults."
The research was supported by grants MH-18579 and T32 MH-067763 from the National Institute of Mental Health, grant DA-16979 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and grant PIOF-253103 from the European Commission.
Co-authors of the study include Salvatore Mannuzza, PhD (retired); Samuele Cortese, MD, PhD, of the Phyllis Green and Randolph Cowen Institute for Pediatric Neuroscience and Verona University, Italy; Erika Proal, PhD, of the Phyllis Green and Randolph Cowen Institute for Pediatric Neuroscience and Neuroingenia, Mexico; Rachel G. Klein, PhD, and Maria A. Ramos Olazagasti, PhD, of the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center.
NYU Langone Medical Center. "Link between childhood ADHD and obesity revealed in first long-term study." ScienceDaily, 20 May 2013. Web. 18 Oct. 2013.
|Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A|
Burn the Next 15 Pounds of Belly Fat Instead of Gaining During the Fall
By: Scott Mendelson
My husband and I both lost 15 pounds of body fat from the end of June through August. Progress slowed down at the start of September and we have fallen off track. I am concerned heading into the fall that I will gain body fat due to holidays and lack of activity. What nutrition and training approach do you suggest for my husband and me to lose another 15 pounds from the belly area while improving energy?
You should be very concerned, Kim, as the last three months of the year is when the average person packs on 10-15 pounds of body fat due to reduced activity levels, and a consistent availability of bad food choices kicking off with the Halloween holiday at the end of this month.
Without a well-designed plan and a commitment to success, body fat will pile on quickly.Shorter Days Lead to Fatter Belly Habits
It is much harder to stay on track with nutrition and training program during this time period as the change in weather and shorter days have a negative impact on mood and energy levels. You must have a plan in place for which you have confidence to drive consistency of execution. You will earn great results within the first 14 days of using the KISS Rapid Fat Loss Nutrition Plan
, but give it eight well executed weeks and the rates of fat loss will be dramatic especially from trouble spot areas such as the belly and buttocks. You can take part in holiday meals, tailgates and other fall festivities without gaining body fat if you have the correct system in place.
Check out this Rapid Fat Loss Success Strategies blog post
to get on the fast Track to success.Building Metabolic and Hormonal Momentum for Rapid Fat Loss
It takes time to build metabolic and hormonal momentum to drive significant amounts of body fat loss. As you know most "diet" plans result in some quick weight loss plans and then fizzle out after a few weeks when metabolism grinds to a halt...Continue Reading...
Email Scott@infinityfitness.com for free copies of the Kiss Rapid Fat Loss Nutrition Male & Female plans, Fat Cell Cleansing and Holiday Feasting for Rapid Fat Loss Special reports. Email Scott@infinityfitness.com to discuss your barriers to success and get a personal response right away!
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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!
Deerfield Beach, FL
Ribeye Steak with Balsamic Mushroom Sauce
- 2 Ribeye Steaks
- Salt and pepper
- 8 oz cremini or button mushrooms, halved
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook 3/4-inch thick steaks 8 to 11 minutes (1-inch thick steaks 12 to 15 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Remove steaks; keep warm. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
- Add mushrooms and thyme to same skillet; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. Remove mushrooms; set aside. Add balsamic vinegar to skillet; increase heat to medium-high. Cook and stir 7 to 10 minutes or until browned bits attached to skillet are dissolved and sauce is reduced to 1/4 cup. Stir in butter, mushrooms and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook and stir until heated through.
- Serve sauce with steaks.
This hearty recipe is courtesy of the Beef Checkoff Program. For more beef recipes check out our Beef Board on Pinterest!
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US Wellness Meats - South Carolina Chickens
These pictures were taken on our South Carolina farm just this week of growing chickens enjoying lush pastures and fall weather!
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- Receive a $25 discount for every 40 pounds you order. This offer excludes items that ship separate such as the South Carolina Chicken and Olive Oil.
- This is our way of saying thank-you for purchasing in bulk!
- This can be any combination of products totaling 40 pounds and does not have to be specific to any category. Each 40 pound interval will yield the discount - for example, order 80 pounds and we'll take $50 off!
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