We've had a very busy month here at US Wellness Meats. Several of our founding members attended the Grassfed Exchange in Bismarck, ND, which is the premier event for grass-fed producers and ranchers. The photo at right was taken during one of the pasture walks in the Missouri River bottoms, where we heard from some of the leaders in the grass-fed industry. This is an exciting event that continues to grow every year, showing the continued and growing interest in grass-fed meat production.
A little closer to home, we were honored to have the University of Missouri Extension 2013 Commercial Ag Beef Tour stop at one of our founding members' farm in Lewis County, Missouri. We welcomed guests from all over the state, as well as several international guests, to our farm to discuss our rotational grazing practices - watch for pictures to come soon!
September 1 officially kicks off our anniversary month! US Wellness Meats was founded in September 2000, and we are so appreciative to all of our readers and customers for allowing us to be your source for grass-fed proteins for the last 13 years! In honor of this feat and your continued dedication, we have some big things in store this month. For starters, we have teamed up with Lodge Cast Iron to host a giveaway you won't want to miss! Lodge has been producing American-made cast iron products for over a century, and we are honored to partner with them to award one lucky winner their 5-Piece Starter Set, along with $150 worth of US Wellness Meats goodies. Head over to the blog now to get entered!
Be sure to stay tuned to the newsletter, blog, Facebook & Twitter for big news throughout the month of September!
We have recently restocked some of our best sellers - the Pet Burger, Plain Beef Franks, Beef Jerky Sticks & Beef Broth are all back in the store. We are restocking the very popular Pork Breakfast Sausage and Pork Bacon late this week, along with many other pork cuts. We appreciate your patience as we continue to work on our inventory!
We hope everyone is having an enjoyable Labor Day weekend! Our offices will be closed on Monday, September 2 so our employees can spend some time with their families. FedEx is also closed on Monday, so we will only be shipping on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. We appreciate your patience as this will be an especially busy week for our packing crew.
John, Lee Ann, Tressa, Jennifer, Amanda & Laura on behalf of the farm families of US Wellness Meats.
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*More pork & chicken is expected to restock next week! We appreciate your patience and apologize for the extended shortages.*
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Dr. Al Sears, M.D.|
Can CoQ10 Save Your Vision?
By: Al Sears, MD
Do you take CoQ10 yet?
Most people I know have recently become aware of CoQ10. It wasn't always like that. It's a little humbling to think that there's something as important as CoQ10 and 15 years ago nobody knew about it.
It's one of the most powerful nutrients I prescribe to my patients. You already know it for its heart and brain benefits...and now the news just got better.
We have new evidence that CoQ10 can have a profound effect on your eye health.
High energy organs like your eyes use lots of CoQ10. Because of the energizing and protective effect of CoQ10, researchers decided to try giving CoQ10 drops to people undergoing cataract surgery. 40 people who had the surgery got either CoQ10 or saline solution twice a day for 9 months.
The people who got CoQ10 had faster nerve regeneration and better stability of the surface of the eye throughout the study, with no side effects.(1)
CoQ10 also gives us new hope that we can prevent the onset of blindness from AMD (macular degeneration), although the evidence has been completely ignored by mainstream medicine.
Researchers in Hungary wanted to look at the effect mitochondrial dysfunction plays in developing AMD. So they designed a clinical trial to find out how early treatment with nutrients known to improve mitochondrial function, like CoQ10, would have on people with weakening eyesight.
At the end of a study of more than 100 people, the researchers found a huge improvement in those who took the nutrients including CoQo10 for all four parameters of eyesight that they measured.
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 Trendy Superfood Delicacy
(And How it Powers Your Brain!)
By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet
There is a new food trend that has taken the culinary world by storm in recent years. And it's one that might surprise you...
Once relegated to the soup pot (or saved for Man's Best Friend), bone marrow has re-emerged as haute cuisine. It has made star appearances at Wine and Food festivals... it was favorably featured in Anthony Bordain's best-selling book The Last Supper... and it's commonly seen on Paleo plates from Pasadena to Providence.
And while you will find this rich ingredient at farm-to-table and nose-to-tail restaurants nationwide, you need not spend a fortune to enjoy the silky, luxurious delicacy.
At around $7.50/lb. you can add deep flavor to a wide variety of recipes. At the same time, you'll infuse your body with an unparalleled source of nutrients. In fact, many modern-day researchers give credit to bone marrow, for helping humans to evolve and grow our outsized brains.
Bone Marrow: How We Built a Bigger Brain
During the Pleistocene period, our early ancestors spent the majority of their metabolic resources digesting plant matter. All of that roughage required a lot of energy to break down. But it offered very little in the way of calories, protein or fat.
The result: Our vegetarian primate ancestors had larger digestive system... and a much smaller brain (roughly the size of an apple).
Then something amazing happened...
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. To learn how you can save $4,400 on your groceries in the next year (including 100 Organic, Sustainable Foods on the Cheap and 15 Organic Menus for Under $5) pick up my free guide - Eating Clean and Saving Green. Click here to start saving on the healthiest foods today. Claim your free copies here...
|Recent Health News|
Breast Is Best: Good Bacteria Arrive from Mum's Gut Via Breast Milk
Scientists have discovered that important 'good' bacteria arrive in babies' digestive systems from their mother's gut via breast milk.
Although this does confirm that when it comes to early establishment of gut and immune health, 'breast is best', a greater understanding of how babies acquire a population of good bacteria can also help to develop formula milk that more closely mimics nature.
The study, published today (22 August) in Environmental Microbiology
, which is a journal of the Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM), was led by Professor Christophe Lacroix at the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland.
Professor Lacroix said: "We are excited to find out that bacteria can actually travel from the mother's gut to her breast milk.
"A healthy community of bacteria in the gut of both mother and baby is really important for baby's gut health and immune system development."
The Zurich team found the same strains of Bifidobacterium breve and several types of Clostridium bacteria, which are important for colonic health, in breast milk, and maternal and/or neonatal faeces. Strains found in breast milk may be involved in establishing a critical nutritional balance in the baby's gut and may be important to prevent intestinal disorders.
Professor Lacroix continued "We're not sure of the route the bacteria take from gut to breast milk but, we have used culture, isolation, sequencing and fingerprinting methods to confirm that they are definitely the same strains."
Future research will hopefully complete the picture of how bacteria are transferred from mother to neonate. With a more thorough knowledge, we can decide which bacterial species will be most important as probiotics in formula. But until then, for neonates at least, the old adage is true, breast is best.
Wiley. "Breast is best: Good bacteria arrive from mum's gut via breast milk." ScienceDaily, 22 Aug. 2013. Web. 26 Aug. 2013.
|Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A|
Burn 20-lbs of Fat Fast with Interval Training and Customized Nutrition
By: Scott Mendelson
Back to school season allows me to refocus my efforts with a more consistent schedule. I seem to do well for 30 days with training and nutrition plans I have used for years and when progress slows so does my focus. My daughter and I would both like to lose 20 pounds of body fat before Thanksgiving and maintain that progress through the rest of the year.
The first thing that jumps out at me is that you have been using the same programs for years. Those plans have proven not to be effective beyond thirty days and that will not change! Repeating failed tactics is madness! We need to build programs to fit your specific needs and goals while providing fresh stimuli for the body. Both of you will need to embrace strategic change to support your short and long term goals! It is time to pick up the pace with an interval sprint program to double your rate of fat burning.Your Diet is Making You Cheat!
After evaluating your nutrition records it appears that you have a strong base with adequate protein consumption, no refined foods, good dietary fats, higher fiber, etc. However, you are cheating on your diet more than you recognized initially, as we discussed. The trigger for the cheating has been low energy and hunger based on our conversation. The current nutrition plan, which is too low on food and good dietary fat intake, is the source of the problem! We will make use of macronutrient cycling tactics to increase fat burning enzymes, prevent metabolic staleness and optimize fat burning hormones. We will increase the grass fed beef consumption to improve energy levels and to keep your hunger in check. Grass fed Beef Supports Rapid Fat Loss Progress and Improved Energy
Switching clients from conventionally raised beef to grass-fed sources always results in accelerated body fat loss and improved energy levels for several reasons...Continue Reading...
Email Scott@infinityfitness.com anytime for your free training and nutrition program analysis directly with expert Scott H. Mendelson. Send pictures from the front, back and side along with your program details so I can personally respond with solutions to your problems and detailed suggestions to drive your rapid Fat Loss and Muscle Growth Progress. Call anytime: (614) 289-3266 - available seven days per week.
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I just had fried liverwurst, purchased from you, fried in bacon drippings and scrambled eggs for breakfast....delish!
I have loved everything purchased from US Wellness Meats and it is a Godsend since it is almost impossible to buy healthy protein where I live and it came right to me at work. AWESOME!
Poached Salmon with Coconut Cream Reductions
& Arugula Micro-Greens
*Smashed just means to crush with the flat end of a large knife. This helps to release the flavors.
- 2 6oz Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Filets
- 1 1/2 cups full fat coconut milk (1 13.5 ounce can)
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 2-3 garlic cloves, smashed*
- 2-3 inch piece of ginger, smashed*
- 1 stock lemon grass, smashed* and chopped
- 1 small shallot, diced
- Salt and cracked pepper to taste
- Arugula or other micro-greens
- 1 red chili pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
- Place the coconut milk, wine, garlic, ginger, lemon grass and shallots in a medium sized frying/sauté pan that has a fitted lid.
- Bring the mixture to a simmer then turn off the heat and let steep for 5-10 minutes.
- Add the Salmon filets and bring the mixture back to a simmer over medium heat. Cover and cook for 5-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets, or desired doneness. Be careful not to overcook.
- Using a spatula, carefully remove the fish from the cooking liquid and set aside on a dish.
- Strain the liquid into a bowl to remove the ingredients, then transfer the liquid back to the pan. Bring the liquid to a boil and continue cooking until it reduces to about 1/3 cup and thickens some. Stir periodically (but not constantly) to keep it from burning. This will take 9-12 minutes. Season to taste and transfer to a pouring cup.
- To serve: Place room temperature salmon fillets on a serving dish or individual dishes. Pour cream over the fillets then garnish with the arugula micro-greens and sliced red chili peppers.
__________________________This heart-healthy meal brought to you by feature chef Jenni Hulet, author of the popular Urban Poser blog - check it out for more paleo-friendly recipe ideas!If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email us.
US Wellness Cattle - Summer Grazing
US Wellness cattle are enjoying green pastures and shade trees during some hot August weather!
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