September has flown by here at US Wellness Meats and fall is off to a beautiful start. We've received some much needed rain and cooler temperatures, which has greatly helped our pastures.
As we wrap up our 13th Anniversary month, we want to thank everyone who has participated in the different contests and giveaways we've hosted this month. Special congratulations to lucky winner Andy B. who won a pair of cookbooks by grass-fed expert Stan Fishman. Tender Grassfed Meat and Tender Grassfed Barbecue are staples here in our office and excellent references if you are new to cooking grass-fed proteins.
Chilly temperatures already have us thinking about chili, soups and stews! Check out our recipe corner below for Hearty Bison Stew courtesy of Russ Crandall, recent Baconpalooza winner & author of the very popular blog, The Domestic Man. You can find this bison recipe, and many others, on our Pinterest boards. To gear up for winter recipes, we have the popular Eye of Round Roast on sale this week. This is one of our leaner roasts, and cooks exceptionally well on low, slow heat.
We appreciate your patience as we are working to restock many of our best sellers this week. The Regular Pemmican Bars are now back in stock, along with Beef Short Ribs, Pork Lard, Chicken Braunschweiger and Chicken Breasts.
Are you a food blogger or chef and interested in becoming a US Wellness Feature Chef? If you are interested or know somebody who might be, please let us know!
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Dr. Al Sears, M.D.|
Doctor's Heart Health Kit
By: Al Sears, MD
C.D., the guy I buy cars from, looked like he had aged 10 years...
The last time I saw him he was happy, energetic, talking a hundred miles an hour and doing a deal a minute...
But when I saw him last week he was different: He talked as if he were depressed. His thinking was muddled. He admitted to feeling "exhausted." He looked like his body was shutting down.
"How are you feeling?" I asked.
"Lousy," he said. "And I don't understand it. I got a scan of my heart. Two of my coronary arteries were blocked. They told me I was going to have a heart attack soon. They convinced me to get stents on the spot. So I did."
It was a story I'd heard before. Many times.
"I expected to be feeling good by now. But I'm having trouble doing normal things. I can't think. I'm weak... my limbs hurt."
I asked him what sort of drugs he was taking.
C.D. said he was taking six but he couldn't recollect the names of four of them. He did remember he was taking Lipitor, the cholesterol-lowering drug and Plavix, a blood thinner.
If that wasn't bad enough, he said he didn't understand why his heart was blocked in the first place because he runs 20 miles a week and eats "healthy."
Healthy turns out to be a breakfast of orange juice and a bowl of cereal. For lunch he eats sandwiches - made from "whole wheat bread," he said.
"How could whole wheat give me a heart attack?"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.
Are You Eating The Right Kind of Salt?
By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet
For years we've been told to take it easy on the salt shaker. Conventional wisdom says that eating too much sodium can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and kidney stones. Almost universally, the medical establishment recommends that we adopt a "low sodium" diet.
But "conventional wisdom" will often lead you astray. And we certainly know that the medical establishment is not infallible. And so it goes with their recommendations about sodium.
The truth is that we need sodium for our bodies to function properly
. This vital mineral helps carry nutrients into cells. It assists the transmission of nerve impulses. It influences the contraction and relaxation of muscles, impacts hormones and helps to regulate blood pressure.
So how did this essential substance get such a bad rap?
Just like many other examples of flawed conventional wisdom, in this case, the baby got thrown out with the bathwater. The blanket generalization that "sodium is bad" does not take into account two important factors.
1. All salt is not created equal.
2. Your ratio of potassium intake to sodium is far more important than the absolute level of sodium that you consume.
Let's explore these two critical factors...
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|
Can't Sleep? Quit Smoking
As the NHS prepares to launch Stoptober 2013, new research published in Psychology, Health & Medicine has found another reason to quit smoking - giving up smoking improves sleep. Smoking is a leading cause of preventable death and while the numerous health problems directly caused by smoking are well documented, less is known about the effects of smoking on sleep.
The study by University of Florida and Research Triangle Park researchers is the first to look at sleep difficulty by smoking status in a large population-based, nationally representative sample. They found that 11.9% of current smokers have trouble falling asleep, 10.6% wake in the night and 9.5% wake too early in the morning. The figures for non-smokers were much lower and significantly the study found that those who had given up smoking saw improvements in their sleep. The researchers also found that for each cigarette smoked total sleep time decreased by 1.2 minutes.
Insufficient sleep has been associated with numerous physical and mental health problems including depression, diabetes and high blood sugar. This new research suggests that smokers may be more susceptible to the illnesses associated with poor sleep along with the more commonly recognized health problems associated with smoking such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Taylor & Francis. "Can't sleep? Quit smoking." ScienceDaily, 19 Sep. 2013. Web. 19 Sep. 2013.
|Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A|
Client loses 70 lbs of Body Fat in 5 Months with Customized Programs!
By: Scott Mendelson
I have lost 20 pounds of body fat and my husband has lost 10 during the last two months which is great, but I fear progress will slow down as it usually does around this time period. What should we do to continue our success so we can improve definition! My husband wants a six pack!
Now that we are entering the last few months of the year it is very important to stay focused on goals and implement the correct programs to fuel progress for your specific needs. There is no such thing as "maintaining"! On a daily basis we are either getting better or worse defined by our actions and excuses! Losing body fat initially is not very hard, however earning a low body fat level and staying lean long term is very challenging. For example, if you have 40 pounds of body fat to lose, the second half of the 40 pounds will be impossible to lose without the right plan to keep pace with how quickly the body will adapt.
Check out the second half of the 21 Rapid Fat Loss Nutrition Tips Blog
post for proven strategies!
Consistency and Quality of Execution Determine the Rate of Fat Loss Progress
There is no substitute for consistency and quality of execution. I mentioned a client who lost 40 pounds of body fat and six dress sizes during a six week period back in June. The same client through hard work and consistency has now lost a total of 70 pounds of body fat and is nearing her long term goals that eluded her for years...Continue Reading...
Email Scott@infinityfitness.com and ask for a free copy of the KISS Rapid Fat Loss Male & Female Nutrition plans, 10 minute Interval Sprint Fat Burning Workout and Big Time Fat Strip Training Routine.
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Hearty Bison Stew
- 1lb US Wellness Meats bison stew meat
- 2 tbsp coconut oil or ghee
- 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
- 1 medium onion, chopped finely
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup red wine
- 1 cup each beef and chicken stock/broth
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into bite-sized chunks
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped into bite-sized chunks
- 1 parsnip, peeled and chopped into bite-sized chunks
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley for garnish
- As with most of my red meat-based roasts/stews, I prefer a combination of chicken and beef stock as the braising liquid; it gives the dish its tastiness without an overbearing "beefiness".
- Remove the bison meat from its packaging, and gently rinse with cold water and allow to drain dry. I was amazed at how well the stew meat was cut, and how lean and colorful it was!
- In a french/dutch oven, heat up the oil/ghee on medium/high heat for about five minutes. Season the meat with 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper, and brown the meat for a few minutes per side, in batches if needed. Altogether it took me eight minutes to brown the meat. Remove the browned meat and set it aside, leaving the oil inside the french/dutch oven.
- Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Reduce the dutch oven's heat to medium, and add the chopped onions and a dash of salt. Saute for about five minutes, until the onions are softened. Add the minced garlic and continue to saute for another 30 seconds. Add the red wine, beef and chicken broths, thyme, and bay leaves. Bring everything to a simmer.
- Once the broth is simmering, add the browned bison meat, and place in the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- While it's cooking, prepare your potatoes, carrots, and parsnip.
- After an hour and 15 minutes, add the potatoes, carrots, and parsnip and return it to the oven. Bake for another 40 minutes, until the vegetables and meat are tender. Remove the bay leaves.
- Rather than deal with making a flour roux or working with potato/arrowroot starch to thicken the stew, we're going to use the ingredients that are already in the stew. Pretty resourceful, huh?
- With a ladle, remove about 1 cup of the cooked potatoes, carrots, and parsnip (be sure to pick out the bison meat), and about 1/2 cup of the remaining broth. Blend your cup of veggies and 1/2 cup of broth together, making a sort of "potato/veggie" paste. Pour this paste back into the dutch oven, and stir everything together, while also stirring in the frozen peas.
- Cover and simmer on the stovetop on med/low heat for five minutes. Check for taste, adding salt and pepper as needed.
- Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately.
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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US Wellness cattle enjoying blue skies and green pastures in sunny Southern Alabama.
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