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Happy Holidays!

December 7, 2014
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
Holiday Greetings from everyone here at US Wellness Meats!  We are here to make your holiday shopping a breeze this year.  Our famous New York Strip Steaks are on sale this week, just in time to get an order shipped directly to family or friends who aren't able to make it home for Christmas.  The gift of good health is always appreciated, and who wouldn't be pleasantly surprised to find a box of steaks waiting on their doorstep?

Trying something new for Christmas?  Want to really wow your dinner guests?  Here are our top recommendations:  
Do you know which two modern food ingredients, that are in the diet of most Americans, could be wrecking the most havoc on your health?  There could be a connection between these two staple ingredients and everything from birth defects to cancer.  Read the 4 Keys to Ultimate Health below to learn what these two dangers are, and the four food groups that can start reprogramming your health right now. 

We are very excited to team up with Chef Caroline Potter, author of the beautiful blog, Colorful Eats.  Chef Caroline has learned to overcome her Type 1 diabetes by changing her diet - be sure to read her interview and check out her website for more details on this.  Her photography is incredible, simply check out her US Wellness recipe page and you will be drooling!  For an original holiday dinner idea your guests will love, see her Browned Butter Sage Roasted Chicken recipe in our recipe section below. 

Think whey protein is just for bodybuilders? Think again.  Mark's Daily Apple recently posted this very informative article on why you might want to add whey protein to your diet.  There is evidence that good whey can help alleviate symptoms of a host of diseases and ailments.  We highly suggest reading this article!

We hope everybody's holiday season is off to a great start.  We've had chilly temperatures and a few light snowfalls so far this year, but have enjoyed a slightly warmer weekend here in Northeast Missouri. 


Holiday 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

Soda's Secret Cell Sabotage



By: Dr. Al Sears, MD


Drink just 12 ounces of soda a day and it will shorten your telomeres.

20 ounces a day is even shortens your telomeres as fast as smoking.

Those who drink 20 ounces a day - the "normal" size bottle you can get at any convenience store - have cells that aged 4.6 years faster.(1)

I discovered these incredible facts researching telomeres and nutrition for my upcoming presentations at two American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) conferences. It comes from a new study done by Elizabeth Blackburn, who won the Nobel Prize for her work on telomeres in 2009.

Blackburn and her colleagues looked at 5309 Americans, ages 20 to 65, to see how drinking soda would affect their telomere length.

Soda is just one example of how eating, or in this case drinking, can affect your genetic control mechanism. The good news is, now that we're finding out that we can change our DNA and our epigenome (the chemicals and compounds that change our DNA) through the telomere, we can help you choose how your DNA programming plays out.

We can now use the shortening of the telomere - our aging control mechanism - to affect the physiology in the cell with nutrition. This gives us a more sophisticated and progressive way of advising you on foods and nutritional supplementation.

I call this telo-nutritioneering. It's bio-engineering for telomeres, and we're doing it right here at my wellness center.

It's an entirely new level - and new concept - of how to use nutrients, and how to think about what we put in our bodies.

You get to choose how your genetic program plays out...

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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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The 4 Food Keys To Ultimate Health 

By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 



In our modern world, prescriptions, procedures and doctor visits are the norm. In fact, according to the CDC:
  • 1.2 billion annual visits to physician's offices, outpatient and hospitals are made each year
  • Almost 49% of Americans are using at least one prescription drug 
  • 75% of doctor visits involve drug therapy
But it wasn't always this way.

Looking back less than 100 years ago chronic disease and prescription drug use were rare.

And while our society has advanced in many ways, some "advancements" have come at a high cost - namely, our collective health.

Ancestral Genetics Versus Modern Food  

Ask many people the reason for an increase in chronic disease and they will tell you it's our genes. They're partly right. Our genes have changed. But most of the negative consequences we face are the repercussions of a modern diet on ancestral genes.

And while we may be genetically predisposed to chronic diseases - like diabetes, heart disease and cancer - it's our environment and our dietary choices that turn latent risk into reality.

In her book, Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food, Dr. Catherine Shanahan, MD states that two modern ingredients are wreaking the most havoc on our genes...



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
Don't Worry, Be Happy: Just Go to Bed Earlier   

When you go to bed, and how long you sleep at a time, might actually make it difficult for you to stop worrying. So say Jacob Nota and Meredith Coles of Binghamton University in the US, who found that people who sleep for shorter periods of time and go to bed very late at night are often overwhelmed with more negative thoughts than those who keep more regular sleeping hours.

The findings appear in Springer's journal Cognitive Therapy and Research.

People are said to have repetitive negative thinking when they have bothersome pessimistic thoughts that seem to repeat in their minds. They feel as though they have little control over these contemplations. They also tend to worry excessively about the future, delve too much into the past, and experience annoying intrusive thoughts. Such thoughts are often typical of people suffering from generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and social anxiety disorder. These individuals also tend to have sleep problems.

Previous studies have linked sleep problems with such repetitive negative thoughts, especially in cases where someone does not get enough shut eye. Nota and Coles set out to replicate these studies, and to further see if there's any link between having such repetitive thoughts and the actual time when someone goes to bed.

They asked 100 young adults at Binghamton University to complete a battery of questionnaires and two computerized tasks. In the process, it was measured how much the students worry, ruminate or obsess about something -- three measures by which repetitive negative thinking is gauged. The students were also asked whether they were more habitual morning or evening types, preferring to hold regular hours or to have a sleep-wake schedule that is more skewed towards later in the day,

The researchers found that people who sleep for shorter periods of time and go to bed later often experience more repetitive negative thoughts than others. This was also true for those students who described themselves as evening types.

"Making sure that sleep is obtained during the right time of day may be an inexpensive and easily disseminable intervention for individuals who are bothered by intrusive thoughts," remarks Nota.

The findings also suggest that sleep disruption may be linked to the development of repetitive negative thinking. Nota and Coles therefore believe that it might benefit people who are at risk of developing a disorder characterized by such intrusive thoughts to focus on getting enough sleep.

"If further findings support the relation between sleep timing and repetitive negative thinking, this could one day lead to a new avenue for treatment of individuals with internalizing disorders," adds Coles. "Studying the relation between reductions in sleep duration and psychopathology has already demonstrated that focusing on sleep in the clinic also leads to reductions in symptoms of psychopathology."

This study is part of a line of research examining the relations between sleep behavior and mental health. Based on growing evidence linking sleep and psychopathology, Nota and Coles and their colleagues at Binghamton University are aiming to understand how information about sleep may be used to help individuals with anxiety disorders.

Springer Science+Business Media. "Don't worry, be happy: Just go to bed earlier." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 4 December 2014. <>. 
Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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'Strive for Five' to Lose 10 pounds of Body Fat Before the New Year


By: Scott Mendelson



How many times per week do we need to train to maximize body fat loss?  My husband and I have very busy schedules during December with end of year projects which leaves less time and energy for training.  However, we do not want to add a bunch of body fat from holiday eating like we did last year.  


Strive for Five Exercise Sessions Per Week to Support Fat Burning Overdrive

Over the last 15 years I have used many different exercise session frequencies with consultation clients to determine the ideal weekly schedule.  Dr. Serrano suggests five sessions per week and my experience helping clients earn great transformations has led me to the same conclusion.  The benefits of an exercise session extend beyond the burning of calories during the session.  Weight training programs such as the Tri Set Training System below and interval sprints elevate metabolism and fat burning hormones for 24-48 hours following the session.  Five intense exercise sessions per week ensure fat burning is kicked into high gear all week!  I would also suggest that you read the 21 Rapid Fat Loss Tips Part 2 on the blog to support your rapid success during the holiday season.
KISS Rapid Fat Loss Nutrition Plan

The KISS Rapid Fat Loss Nutrition plan is highly effective and easy to execute even while eating out!  The advanced-yet simple design of the plan allows for the consistent execution necessary to support rapid fat burning and high energy levels.  Another key for avoiding poor eating choices is avoiding hunger at the wrong times!  A diet high in organic, grass-fed protein sources along with good dietary fats and a higher dietary fiber intake from vegetables will keep you satisfied.  Between meals I suggest...

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Browned Butter Sage Roasted Chicken
Ingredients: Roasted Chicken
  • 3 pounds chicken (breast & legs bone-in, skin-on)
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped sage, heaping full
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

Crispy Sage Browned Butter Sage:   

  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
For the Meal: 
  • 1 recipe cauliflower rice
  • garnish with parmesan shavings (if you can tolerate dairy)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel and place in a large baking dish.
  3. Drizzle chicken with olive oil, using your hands to coat all sides.
  4. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then rub in crushed garlic. Sprinkle chopped sage on top. Arrange onions throughout the pan. Place slices of butter on top of chicken, throughout the pan.
  5. Roast chicken for 33-37 minutes, depending on the size of your chicken pieces.
  6. While the chicken is cooking, make the cauliflower rice.
  7. Once you have the chicken and rice cooking, make the browned butter sauce about 5 minutes before you are ready to serve.
  8. Heat a small skillet to medium heat. Add butter and allow it to brown and sizzle for about 2 minutes, then turn down the heat. Once the butter is brown and gives off a nutty aroma. Remove from heat and add in the chopped sage and salt. The sage will turn crispy as it hits the hot butter.
  9. Add a scoop of rice to each plate then top with roasted chicken and a generous drizzle of crispy sage browned butter. {Garnish with parmesan shavings if desired.}
  10. Serve and enjoy!

This recipe and photo are courtesy of our new feature chef, the very talented Caroline Potter, author of the beautiful blog, Colorful Eats.

If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email us.
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