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Do You Need a Sugar Detox? 
4 Easy Ways to Tell & Tips to Get Started!

August 31, 2014
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
We hope everybody reading is enjoying a healthy and relaxing Labor Day weekend!  Because of the holiday, FedEx will be closed on Monday, September 1 so we will not be able to ship that day.  All orders this week will ship on Tuesday & Wednesday, and we'll employ Thursday shipping if needed.  If you have an order shipping this week, please keep an eye on your FedEx tracking number. 

Do you find yourself constantly snacking on sweets?  Can't stop with just one cookie, but end up eating half the jar?  Do you know what impact that could be having on your health?  Do you need a sugar detox?  That is the question of the week, and Kelley Herring's article below offers four easy ways to tell if you need a sugar detox, easy ways to start the process, and even some sample menus to get you off to a good start! 

Too much sugar can also lead to weight gain.  Stress can also trigger weight gain and make it hard to lose weight.  Trainer Scott Mendelson's article this week offers some great advice to fight the weight gain caused by stress, and some tips and workout ideas that anybody can fit in regardless of how busy your schedule is. 

Our Pre-Cooked Pot Roast & Gravy has restocked and is actually on sale this week!  This handy cut comes already cooked with gravy and five healthy herbs, so all you have to do is warm and serve!  Perfect for last-minute dinners and late nights after school and ball games. 

Big news for the autoimmune community - our feature chef Sarah Ballantyne releases the much anticipated new cookbook, The Paleo Approach Cookbook today!  This cookbook is the partner to her groundbreaking book, The Paleo Approach, which has provided a wealth of information for those suffering from autoimmune issues.  Head over to her website today for your chance to win not only the cookbook, but a host of other prizes in celebration of this milestone for the autoimmune community.

We want to thank everyone for another very busy summer here at US Wellness Meats and another successful year.  This week we'll celebrate our 14th anniversary, and we truly appreciate your readership, patronage, feedback, comments and questions throughout the year.  We wish everyone a very blessed Labor Day weekend!

Grateful 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

Drugs & Anti-Aging   
By: Al Sears, MD   

Sometimes patients come to me with what they call "symptoms of old age." But often they're not symptoms at all. They're side effects.

Here's what I mean: Prescription drugs cause side effects that look a lot like "aging."

Research shows some drugs cause major cellular damage. They attack the mitochondria, the tiny energy generators in each cell of your body.

Why is that important?

Damage to the mitochondria is related to many diseases we think of as occurring in the elderly. Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, coronary artery disease ... even strokes and diabetes.

One of the reasons these synthetic, man-made molecules cause aging is that mitochondrial damage shortens telomeres.

Telomere shortening causes cells to go into repair mode to fix the shortened DNA. All that repair activity going on while your body tries to fix your DNA and damaged mitochondria generates a lot of free radicals. They cause oxidation, which can shorten telomeres more. And the cycle continues.

You can trace mitochondrial damage back to statins, pain medications like acetaminophen, and a long list of psychoactive drugs. These cross the blood-brain barrier and can age brain cells.(1)

Other drugs directly shorten telomeres. Especially chemotherapy drugs. They also slow down the activity of telomerase, the enzyme that repairs telomeres.(2)

Most doctors wouldn't think to blame premature as a side effect of medical drugs. They are taught that becoming older and more feeble is normal. They might even prescribe another drug to treat your new "symptoms."

How can you protect yourself?

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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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Do You Need A Sugar Detox?
(4 Easy Ways to Tell!)

By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 


  • Do you ever find yourself needing something sweet as a "pick me up" during the day?
  • Do you experience deep cravings for foods like chocolate or ice cream... or have trouble stopping once you start eating sweets?
  • Do you have difficulty saying "no" to dessert or candy when it's offered at work or social gatherings?
  • If so, you're not alone. In fact, most people find that they have a love-hate relationship with sweets. And the reason might surprise you.
Sugar: The Taste of Sweet Survival

We have a primal urge to eat sugar. In fact, humans are evolutionarily hard-wired to crave sweets.

You see, when the food supply was very unpredictable - and caloric energy was difficult to come by - calories were an evolutionary advantage. Sweetness represented energy, and energy meant survival.

Of course, in the days of our ancestors, sweet foods were uncommon, available only at certain times of the year or they took a lot of effort to obtain (picture yourself climbing a tree or cliff face to gain access to a bees nest). There was also competition for sweet foods from animals and others in your tribe.

But all of that has changed. Where sweets were once scarce and difficult to obtain, today they are cheap and ubiquitous.

While the landscape of our food supply has changed, the hard-wired survival instinct to consume sugar has not...

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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
New Gluten-Free Ingredient May Cause Allergic Reaction, Expert Warns

A popular new ingredient in gluten-free products could be causing an allergic reaction, according to a Kansas State University food safety specialist. 

Lupin, a legume belonging to the same plant family as peanuts, is showing up as a wheat replacement in an increasing number of gluten-free products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now issuing an alert, urging consumers with peanut and soybean allergies to read labels before buying these products.  

"Lupin is a yellow-colored bean that's very popular in Europe, Mediterranean countries, Australia and New Zealand," said Karen Blakeslee, Kansas State University extension specialist in food science and coordinator of the Rapid Response Center. "However, it is new to the United States and because of that, many consumers have never heard of it and may not realize that lupin has the same protein that causes allergic reactions to peanuts and soybeans." 

Allergic reactions can have various symptoms, including hives, swelling of the lips, vomiting, breathing difficulties and anaphylactic shock. Even those without allergies to legume products need to be aware of the ingredient.

"You can become allergic to something at any point in your life," Blakeslee said. "If you do start seeing any symptoms of an allergic reaction, stop eating the food immediately and contact your doctor." 

The FDA expects lupin to become a popular product in the gluten-free arena because of its many health qualities. It is high in protein and in dietary fiber -- which helps lower cholesterol -- and is low in fat.

Manufacturers are required to list lupin on the food label. The FDA is actively monitoring complaints of lupin allergies by U.S. consumers.  


Kansas State University. "New gluten-free ingredient may cause allergic reaction, expert warns." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 25 August 2014. <>.   

Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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Burn Off the Stress Belly Fat!

By: Scott Mendelson



All of my body fat is packed in the abdominal region and I cannot burn it off.  I am extremely busy and under high stress for another two months until a work project ends, which also kills my energy levels.  Between now and then what I can do slash fat with only time to train twice per week for 40 minutes?  

Dallas TX


Your high stress level is activating body fat storage receptors in the mid-section and increasing fat storage hormones.   The new Stubborn Fat Burning blog post reveals proven methods for attacking body fat even under stressful conditions.  We cannot get rid of your stress at this time, but we can certainly chart a course for the body to deal better with the conditions so that you can start burning body fat and increase energy levels ASAP.
Crush Cravings

High stress levels bring more cravings for refined food sources and the perfect conditions for body fat storage.  You need to get out of this vicious cycle by balancing energy levels with an organic diet full of grass-fed beef.  After a two week cleanup, which is the initial stage of the KISS Rapid Fat Loss Nutrition plan, energy levels will surge and cravings for bad food sources will plummet. Consuming grass fed beef and organically raised protein sources will increase satisfaction rates from each meal drastically.

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Spicy Salmon Cucumber Bites
Salmon Cucumber Bites
Ingredients (for 16 bites):
  • 1/4 cup Paleo mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1/2 pound cooked salmon
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled and cut crosswise into -inch thick slices
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 bunch chive sprigs (optional garnish)
  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 very talented Michelle Tam, author of the very popular blog Nom Nom Paleo which is a wealth of information and recipes for anybody on a paleo lifestyle!

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