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Eat More Salmon!

August 17, 2014
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
It's your lucky week!  Some of our favorite products are on sale this week.  New York Strip Steaks are a classic, and cook to perfection whether you grill, broil or fry them in the skillet.  Our Hickory Smoked Back Ribs are finger-licking good and super easy to cook.  The Stew Beef is a versatile cut that is ready for your next stew or chili, or add it to kabobs for an easy grilled dinner.  Duck Stock is loaded with nutrients and the flavor is incredible!  Finally, the Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars make a healthy breakfast bar or a tasty dessert.  Either way, this week is a great time to load your freezer!

The health benefits of wild-caught salmon are well known.  Dr. Al Sears offers a few other reasons to add more salmon to your diet in his  article below.  Salmon offers a wealth of health and is a great source of the powerful antioxidant, astaxanthin.  Read the new article below for all the details, and for a new 15% discount code, active through this Tuesday.   This will be the last discount code available before Labor Day!  If you will need grilling essentials for the holiday weekend now is a great time to stock up, take advantage of the 15% discount, and ensure your order is delivered in plenty of time before the weekend. 

If you haven't seen our new feature chef interview, you won't want to miss this one.  Sarah Ballantyne  is the blogger behind the award-winning; co-host of the syndicated top-rated The Paleo View Podcast; and author of the New York Times Bestseller The Paleo Approach and brand-new The Paleo Approach Cookbook. Sarah has created some delicious recipes that you can find on our homepage, and be sure to read her interview for more details and cooking tips. 

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Dr. Al Sears

Super Fish  
By: Al Sears, MD   

I admire the strength and supernatural endurance of Pacific salmon.

Their trip to the spawning ground may cover more than 2,000 miles. They travel day and night upstream against powerful swift currents.

They even swim UP waterfalls. They have to outrun predators like seals, orca whales, bears and human fishermen.

And amazingly, during this entire journey the salmon never eat. Instead, they live off the fat stored in their bright pink muscle tissue. In fact, their pink flesh is the secret to their physical power... and the incredible health benefits you can get from salmon.

Not to mention the taste. I'm a huge fan of wild-caught salmon. I try to cook some on the grill at least once or twice a week.

Salmon get their color when they feed on marine algae. They contain a red carotenoid called astaxanthin.

It's what provides legendary endurance to salmon. And it can boost your energy and physical performance, too.

Astaxanthin is the most powerful antioxidant in the world. It's 6,000 times more effective than vitamin C. It's hundreds of times stronger than CoQ10 and vitamin E.(1) Here's why...

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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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Can a Gluten-Free Diet Increase Your Risk of Arsenic Poisoning?

By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 


Although most people don't know exactly what arsenic is or what it does inside the body... just about all of us know that it is a deadly poison. In fact, just saying the word "arsenic" can conjure up images of a skull and cross bones or a vial full of poison.

So, what in the world are high levels of this deadly poison doing in so many common foods - many of which are specifically marketed as "healthy" and some of which are made just for babies?

The truth is that it is virtually impossible to avoid arsenic entirely. Because it is a chemical element found throughout the earth's crust, it is often present in soil and groundwater. It is not uncommon to find minute traces of arsenic in everything from leafy greens and fruit to seafood and tap water.

But certain foods are especially high in this deadly poison. And what is even more troubling is that while the Environmental Protection Agency has established safety standards for arsenic in drinking water at 10 ppb, no safety standard has been set for arsenic in food.

The result? According the independent analysis conducted by Consumer Reports, some common food products contain more than 90 times the arsenic that's allowed in drinking water!

And the food that should cause the greatest concern is rice...

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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
Eating Baked, Broiled Fish Weekly Boosts Brain Health, Study Says

Eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acid it contains, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, published online recently in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, add to growing evidence that lifestyle factors contribute to brain health later in life.

Scientists estimate that more than 80 million people will have dementia by 2040, which could become a substantial burden to families and drive up health care costs, noted senior investigator James T. Becker, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, Pitt School of Medicine. Some studies have predicted that lifestyle changes such as a reduction in rates of physical inactivity, smoking and obesity could lead to fewer cases of Alzheimer's disease and other conditions of cognitive impairment in the elderly. The anti-oxidant effect of omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in high amounts in fish, seeds and nuts, and certain oils, also have been associated with improved health, particularly brain health.

"Our study shows that people who ate a diet that included baked or broiled, but not fried, fish have larger brain volumes in regions associated with memory and cognition," Dr. Becker said. "We did not find a relationship between omega-3 levels and these brain changes, which surprised us a little. It led us to conclude that we were tapping into a more general set of lifestyle factors that were affecting brain health of which diet is just one part."

Lead investigator Cyrus Raji, M.D., Ph.D., who now is in radiology residency training at UCLA, and the research team analyzed data from 260 people who provided information on their dietary intake, had high-resolution brain MRI scans, and were cognitively normal at two time points during their participation in the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), a 10-year multicenter effort that began in 1989 to identify risk factors for heart disease in people over 65.

"The subset of CHS participants answered questionnaires about their eating habits, such as how much fish did they eat and how was it prepared," Dr. Raji said. "Baked or broiled fish contains higher levels of omega-3s than fried fish because the fatty acids are destroyed in the high heat of frying, so we took that into consideration when we examined their brain scans."

People who ate baked or broiled fish at least once a week had greater grey matter brain volumes in areas of the brain responsible for memory (4.3 percent) and cognition (14 percent) and were more likely to have a college education than those who didn't eat fish regularly, the researchers found. But no association was found between the brain differences and blood levels of omega-3s.

"This suggests that lifestyle factors, in this case eating fish, rather than biological factors contribute to structural changes in the brain," Dr. Becker noted. "A confluence of lifestyle factors likely are responsible for better brain health, and this reserve might prevent or delay cognitive problems that can develop later in life."

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences. "Eating baked, broiled fish weekly boosts brain health, study says." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 4 August 2014. <>. 
Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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Uncover Your Six Pack with Proper Training & Nutrition Strategies

By: Scott Mendelson



My body fat levels are much lower than most people I see at the beach this summer, but my ab muscles just do not "pop" very well.  Will I lose body fat faster by training my abs every morning?  My one weakness is cheating on my diet when stressful things come up at least once per week.  

Manhattan Beach, CA



For my clients, the keys to showing off a great six pack are low body fat levels and customized training routines designed to improve core muscle development.  Working your abdominal muscles daily will cause overtraining and typically leads to back pain.  No, training your ab muscles every morning will not result in faster rates of localized body fat loss.   However the right nutrition improvements not only lower overall body fat levels, but can also reduce abdominal fat covering your abs very quickly.

How to Determine the REAL Body Fat Percentage

Each year I am sent thousands of front torso pictures so I can evaluate body fat levels and core development.  In most cases the body fat percentage is much higher than estimated by the sender of the photos.  The best ways to determine body fat percentage are an accurate caliper test by an expert, dexa scan, hydrostatic under water weighing and a Bod Pod.  Pending some individual genetic factors, men can show off a great set of abs at a true 10% body fat level.  The scales which determine body fat percentage are typically off by 10% or more with their readings.

Why Does Body Fat Accumulate Around the Mid-Section?

Men have a high density of fat storage receptors in the mid-section...

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Cherry Mustard Pork Chops
Cherry Mustard Pork Chops
  • 2 bone-in pork chops (mine were thinly sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or coconut oil, etc.)
  • 1 1/2 cup pitted cherries
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  1. Heat up grill to medium heat.
  2. Place pork chops on a plate and use a brush to wipe on olive oil on both sides then sprinkle with salt and parsley. Set aside.
  3. Place a small saucepan over medium heat on stove top and add butter, cherries, balsamic vinegar, mustard, and maple syrup. Mix to incorporate.
  4. Let the sauce begin to bubble, stirring frequently to make sure it doesn't burn on the bottom.
  5. Turn heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 3-5 minutes until cherries are soft.
  6. Remove from heat, pour half of the sauce into a bowl, leave the rest in the pan.
  7. Use a brush, glaze one side of the pork chop then place that glazed side down onto the grill.
  8. Then glaze the other side, cover grill and let cook for 5-7 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the pork chop.
  9. Once the pork chops are done cooking on both sides, add pork chops to a plate and top with the leftover cherry sauce.

This recipe and photo are courtesy of the creative paleo expert Juli Bauer at PaleOMG.  Don't miss out on her newest cookbook, The Paleo Kitchen

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