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April 13, 2014
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
We've had some beautiful spring weather here in Northeast Missouri this week and we're just waiting for temperatures to rise and stay warm! We hope everyone's spring is off to a warm start. 

There is a special giveaway going on this week exclusively here at US Wellness.  We were lucky enough to score a copy of The Ancestral Table - the debut cookbook by our good friend Russ Crandall at The Domestic Man.  We regularly feature his recipes in our newsletter recipe section, and he has made some fantastic dishes with some of our signature items, such as the Savory Slow Cooker Ham.   If you place an order with US Wellness Meats this week, you will automatically be entered to win a copy of The Ancestral Table.  We will randomly draw the winner this coming Friday, April 18, so be sure to have your order placed before then.   Stay tuned to our blog, Facebook, Twitter and newsletter for more upcoming US Wellness giveaways!

Our new Thai Marinated Steaks have been selling fast!  These individually packaged steaks are in a clean marinade and ready for your grill, making dinner or lunch a breeze.  If you haven't tried them yet, now is a great time to try the Thai Marinated Sirloin Strips, as they are on sale this week only!

If you need a ham, brisket or roast for Easter dinner, now is the time to order.  Please have your order in by 10:00 am CST this Wednesday, April 16 to ensure delivery before Easter. 

We hope that all of our Paleo friends are having an enjoyable and educational weekend at Paleo f(x) in sunny Austin, TX!  Unfortunately, due to scheduling complications at our small office, we weren't able to attend this year but look forward to being there next year. 

Your organic produce options have expanded.  Door to door organic produce sales will go live on April 18 with 3 sets of selections that will change with the seasons.  Fed Ex shipping will be a Tuesday affair from our favorite Paleo commercial kitchen in Atlanta, commencing April 29.  Look for complete details online Friday afternoon April 18th.

Thank you to all of our customers who helped make the week of March 31 our busiest week to date.  We truly appreciate your patronage and your patience, as our packing crew worked overtime last week to fulfill orders.  We truly enjoy working with each and every one of you, and always welcome your feedback, suggestions and questions.  

Spring Regards,

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

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Dr. Al Sears

What's Wrong with Paleo Craze?
By: Al Sears, MD   

There's a lot of talk about "paleo" right now, and I welcome it. It's a huge change and it's a good thing because paleo is so much healthier.

But why don't your hear me use the word paleo very much?

I don't want to split hairs, but I have a better way of talking about this.

"Paleo" focuses on the wrong period in history, and the wrong problem.

You see, Paleolithic is the old stone age, and Neolithic is the new stone age.

Why is that important?

Because that change was a significant advance in technology. It allowed us to become better hunters. So Neolithic is better than Paleo.

We invented better spears and spearheads, hatchets with handles, and figured out how to poke holes in leather to make warmer clothes. We made better tools and taught each other about them, so we started to have a shared culture. Everything got better, and our health didn't get worse.

So I don't like using the word paleo because it implies that the technological advance to Neolithic was negative. It implies that we were healthy in Paleolithic times and haven't been healthy since.

But there's no evidence for that. We were still healthy at that point. Even better than before...

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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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Kelley Herring


The Safe Gluten-Free Grain
(That's Not)

By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 


As the market for gluten-free foods continues to grow, oatmeal, the long-time breakfast favorite, has seen a resurgence in popularity as a gluten-free alternative to wheat. Oats are often touted in marketing campaigns as "heart healthy." And of course, they are loved by bodybuilders and cookie-baking grandmas alike.

But oats might not be the healthy food they're made out to be...

In fact, a daily dose of gluten-free oatmeal can cause blood sugar imbalances, promote weight gain, increase immune reactivity and more.

Oatmeal: Healthful or Harmful to Blood Sugar?

While oatmeal is marketed as a "slow carb", many people experience a sharp spike in blood sugar levels after eating it.
That's because oatmeal has a relatively high (63) glycemic index rating. This is a measure of how quickly the carbohydrates in a given food break down to sugar during digestion.

But there is another - even more important - measure of how a particular food will affect your blood sugar. It's called the glycemic load (GL). This measurement factors in the glycemic index of a food. But it also takes into account the amount of carbohydrates in a typical serving. And this is an important distinction when it comes to managing your blood sugar...

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Ed. Note: Kelley Herring is author of more than a dozen books on nutrition and natural healing. She is also the co-founder of Wellness Bakeries, which has just released their newest product - Better Bread - a 100% Paleo bread mix you can whip up in 5 minutes flat. 

Recent Health News
Severe Obesity on the Rise Among Children in the U.S.

A new study led by a University of North Carolina School of Medicine researcher finds little to cheer about in the fight against childhood obesity, despite a recent report to the contrary. 

The study, published online first April 7 in JAMA Pediatrics, found that all classes of obesity in U.S. children have increased over the last 14 years. Perhaps most troubling, the study found an upward trend in the more severe forms of obesity - those in which children have a body mass index (BMI) that is 120 to 140 percent higher than their peers.

"An increase in more severe forms of obesity in children is particularly troubling," said Asheley Cockrell Skinner, PhD, lead author of the study and assistant professor of pediatrics in the UNC School of Medicine. "Extreme obesity is more clearly associated with heart disease and diabetes risk in children and adolescents, and is more difficult to treat."

These findings are based on a new analysis of data collected from 26,690 children ages 2-19 from 1999 to 2012 as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).  

For the purposes of the study, "overweight" was defined as BMI greater than or equal to the 85th percentile for age and sex, and "obesity" was BMI greater than or equal to the 95th percentile. The more severe forms of obesity - Class 2 and Class 3 obesity - were defined as a BMI greater than 120 percent of the 95th percentile for Class 2 and greater than 140 percent of the 95th percentile for Class 3. This means that a ten year old boy who is average height (4 and half feet tall) and weighs 95 pounds would be considered obese, but would meet criteria for class 2 obesity at 115 pounds and class 3 obesity at about 130 pounds. 


Using these definitions, the study found that 17.3 percent of U.S. children ages 2-19 were obese in 2011-2012. At the same time, 5.9 percent met criteria for Class 2 obesity while 2.1 percent met criteria for Class 3 obesity. 

These findings are in contrast to a recent report that showed a decline in obesity among young children in the last decade. Dr. Skinner explains the disparity: "Both our study and the prior one used the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. However, the earlier study examined only the last decade, while we make use of all available years - from 1999 to 2012. In 2003, there was an unusual uptick in obesity among young children, which led to the appearance of a significant decline. However, when we look at the bigger picture, that change is not there."

"One of the most important messages is whether we have an environment that allows for activity and encourages a healthy diet for all children, regardless of their weight." 

Joseph A. Skelton, MD, of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center co-author of the study, concurs. He says, "We have made progress in public policy and healthy messages, but more must be done to help families lead healthier lives, day in and day out. The default in our country should not be unhealthy. We must support local changes in the environment, support each other as we try to live healthier lives, and support the health care changes occurring now that will make it easier for families to be healthy. We need to not only change the world, but change how we live in it."

University of North Carolina School of Medicine. "Severe obesity on the rise among children in the U.S.." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 7 April 2014. <>.  

Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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Burn 10 pounds of UGLY Belly Fat in 30 Days or Less!

By: Scott Mendelson




I want to drop 10 pounds of fat in 30 days and during the next two months another 20 pounds of body fat.  There is this stubborn belly fat that I just cannot get rid of - do you have any tips?  I know this sounds aggressive, but I believe I can do it with the right program that fits my needs and keep it off for good.  My shoulders are the weakest part of my physique; can you give me a quick workout to build them up?  How do you go about customizing a training and nutrition plan for each individual client?   


Mark- age 44


Shoulder Training for Better Function & More Muscle!


I leave no stone unturned and provide solutions to all barriers to success.  Where there is a will, there is a way to earn great success - quickly.  For anyone who is not happy with their rate of fat loss progress, they have to be willing to make strategic changes, otherwise repeating the same failed tactics would be madness.  

Attack Belly Fat by Manipulating Hormones!

Despite a great level of effort with both training and nutrition execution, many people still fail to reach their goals.  This proves the point that methods used are even more important than the level of effort applied.  I prioritize the client's most important objectives when designing customized plans. 

Slashing belly fat has become my expertise by naturally optimizing the hormonal environment with the correct training, nutrition, supplementation and recovery strategies.  Check out this blog post to learn about some of our proven belly fat slashing tactics.

Customized Shoulder Training

The shoulder training routine below involves several unique exercises and proven execution tactics to correct typical weaknesses.  I evaluate clients based on many individual factors and you have not provided critical info such as training records, points of pain/weakness, etc., so the below workout is an effective example...

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Email to discuss your goals and for copies of the Cutting Edge Nutrition interview With Dr. Serrano, KISS Rapid Fat Loss Plan Male & Female Versions, Great Abs & Rapid Fat Burning Tools Special Reports and the 10 Minute Fat Loss Interval Workout.  


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      Ancestral Table
Thank you!!!

Beyond grateful & THRILLED! My Ancestral Table cookbook arrived w/a great US Wellness Meats bag! Now that I have cookbook in hand let the ordering begin! *WOOT*

So grateful also for the gift certificate that was part of giveaway. Healthy cooking never looked so good or hopeful! Hoping this finds you all in radiant health!

Christine S.
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Beef & Broccoli Cashew Stir Fry
Beef & Broccoli
  • 1 cup coconut aminos (or gluten free soy sauce) 
  • 1/2 cup orange juice 
  • 3 tablespoons honey 
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce 
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated 
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 
  • 3 tablespoons arrowroot powder 
  • 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain 
  • 3 crowns of broccoli, cut into florets 
  • salt and pepper, to taste 
  • couple tablespoons of coconut oil 
  • 1/2 cup toasted cashews 


  1. Whisk together coconut aminos, orange juice, honey, fish sauce, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, arrowroot powder, and a bit of salt and pepper. 
  2. Place sliced flank steak in a shallow bowl and pour whisked mixture on top of the meat to cover. Place in fridge and let refrigerate for 30 minutes. 
  3. After meat has refrigerated, place a large pan or dutch oven over medium heat. Add about a tablespoon of coconut oil to the pan when hot, then add broccoli florets. Sprinkle with a little salt and mix around in the pan to help crisp up. To make sure my broccoli gets soft, I use a teaspoon of water, add it to the pan and then cover to help steam the broccoli for just 1 minute. 
  4. Once broccoli is cooked through to preference, remove from pan and set aside. 
  5. Place pan back over high heat, add a little more coconut oil then add the meat and sauce directly to the hot pan, trying not to overcrowd the bottom of the pan. Cook meat until barely any pink remains, then add broccoli back to the pan, along with toasted cashews. 
  6. Mix together and cook for 1 more minute. Serve! 

This recipe and photo are courtesy of Juli Bauer of PaleOMG.  Visit her website for more paleo-friendly fare, and be sure to pre-order your copy of her new cookbook!

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