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Happy Holidays!

December 21, 2014
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
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Do you know what you are cooking for Christmas dinner?  If you need some inspiration, be sure to see our recipe section below for a classic prime rib roast, courtesy of our good friends Bill & Hayley at Primal Palate.  For a quick and easy roast recipe, grass-fed expert Stan Fishman shared his newest Loin Roast recipe on our blog this week that will have your mouth watering!

If you need an order delivered in time for Christmas we highly recommend placing your order today!  We will only be shipping on Monday and Tuesday this week.  FedEx will be closed for Christmas on Thursday, so we will be unable to ship on Wednesday, December 24.  Any order placed before 10:00 am CST Tuesday, December 23 will ship and deliver this week.  Any order placed after the 10:00 am CST cutoff will be held and shipped on Monday, December 29.  Since New Year's Day is also on a Thursday, we will only be shipping Monday & Tuesday, December 29-30. 

A few of our delicacies are on sale this week - the classic T-Bone Steak is an impressive centerpiece on any dinner plate, and now is a great time to stock up for holiday gatherings.  The 16-oz T-Bone steak is sure to please any big meat-eater!  Also on sale is the Whole Duck which is one of our best kept secrets here at US Wellness.  Duck has an incredibly rich flavor, and is a rare delicacy in many countries.  If you haven't tried duck yet, you'll want to read Kelley Herring's article below for an introduction to Duck Fat - and how it can improve some of your already-favorite recipes. 

We hope everyone reading enjoys a blessed Christmas this week.  We truly appreciate your support and patronage this past year, and look forward to serving all of your healthy protein needs in 2015.  As always, we welcome any feedback, thoughts, concerns or questions.  We can be reached anytime via email, Facebook, Twitter, or on the Blog.   

Happy Holidays,   

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

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Dr. Al Sears

Are Your Telomeres In Trouble?



By: Dr. Al Sears, MD


Living in the 21st century affords you many luxuries. High-speed computers... cell phones... air conditioning and LCD TVs. But the chemicals and industrial solvents that make them possible are poisonous. We're now floating in a sea of space-age, lab-created, synthetic molecules. And they're flowing through your blood as you read this letter.

They're a part of life today, and we now have a new way of measuring their effect.

One of the things that happened is the environment is causing your telomeres to shorten.

Let me give you the example of the number-one risk factor for heart disease - high homocysteine levels.(1)

High homocysteine is a way to measure the inflammation that's going on inside your body that's being caused by all these foreign substances. High homocysteine then does more damage by blocking blood flow across your body and damaging the lining of your arteries.

And most doctors know nothing about another damaging effect of high homocysteine. It shortens your telomeres...

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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 Classic Fat that Will Elevate All Your Favorite Recipes 

By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 



When you hear the term "duck fat", you might think of gourmet French cuisine or the duck fat fries that are now common in high-end restaurants and bistros.

But duck fat doesn't have to be reserved for special occasions or fancy food with elaborate preparations.

Not only does duck fat provide unparalleled flavor to just about any dish - from the original "French fry" to green vegetables and grass-fed steaks - it also provides a variety of health benefits.

Duck Fat: A Traditional Culinary Fat with Health Benefits

Duck fat is nearly 51% monounsaturated fat, with 36% saturated fat and 14% polyunsaturated fat.

Because of its high proportion of monounsaturated and saturated fats, duck fat remains stable during cooking. Not only does this preserve the delicious flavor of the fat, it also reduces the risk of creating lipid oxidation products (LOPs). These harmful compounds can form when certain fats are exposed to high heat. They have been associated with cellular damage and heart disease.
Perhaps equally important to your health is the lack of processing that duck fat undergoes. While most cooking fats and oils are treated with chemicals, as well as bleached, deodorized and refined, duck fat is simply rendered, or gently "melted" away from the flesh. This creates a healthy cooking fat in its purest form.

Whether it is the healthy balance of fats, its stability under heat or the lack of chemical processing, researchers have found that populations which traditionally rely on duck fat enjoy better heart health...

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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
Obese Children's Brains More Responsive to Sugar    

A new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine finds that the brains of obese children literally light up differently when tasting sugar.

Published online in International Journal of Obesity, the study does not show a causal relationship between sugar hypersensitivity and overeating but it does support the idea that the growing number of America's obese youth may have a heightened psychological reward response to food.

This elevated sense of "food reward" - which involves being motivated by food and deriving a good feeling from it - could mean some children have brain circuitries that predispose them to crave more sugar throughout life.

"The take-home message is that obese children, compared to healthy weight children, have enhanced responses in their brain to sugar," said first author Kerri Boutelle, PhD, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and founder of the university's Center for Health Eating and Activity Research (CHEAR).

"That we can detect these brain differences in children as young as eight years old is the most remarkable and clinically significant part of the study," she said.

For the study, the UC San Diego team scanned the brains of 23 children, ranging in age from 8 to 12, while they tasted one-fifth of a teaspoon of water mixed with sucrose (table sugar). The children were directed to swirl the sugar-water mix in the mouth with their eyes closed, while focusing on its taste.

Ten of the children were obese and 13 had healthy weights, as classified by their body mass indices. All had been pre-screened for factors that could confound the results. For example, they were all right-handed and none suffered from psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety or ADHD. They also all liked the taste of sucrose.

The brain images showed that obese children had heightened activity in the insular cortex and amygdala, regions of the brain involved in perception, emotion, awareness, taste, motivation and reward.

Notably, the obese children did not show any heightened neuronal activity in a third area of the brain - the striatum - that is also part of the response-reward circuitry and whose activity has, in other studies, been associated with obesity in adults.

The striatum, however, does not develop fully until adolescence. The researchers said one of the interesting aspects of the study is that the brain scans may be documenting, for the first time, the early development of the food reward circuitry in pre-adolescents.

"Any obesity expert will tell you that losing weight is hard and that the battle has to be won on the prevention side," said Boutelle, who is also a clinical psychologist. "The study is a wake-up call that prevention has to start very early because some children may be born with a hypersensitivity to food rewards or they may be able to learn a relationship between food and feeling better faster than other children."

According to studies, children who are obese have an 80 to 90 percent chance of growing up to become obese adults. Currently about one in three children in the U.S. is overweight or obese.

University of California, San Diego Health Sciences. "Obese children's brains more responsive to sugar." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 12 December 2014. <>. 
Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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Short Body Weight Sessions to Boost Energy and Accelerating Fat Burning


By: Scott Mendelson



I want to get ahead of the fat burning game before this year ends so that I have good habits in place for the New Year.  I need to lose 15-20 pounds of body fat to look good in a bathing suit and my husband is in the same situation.  We have a vacation planned for Key West in late March and want to look our best!  We both battle low energy at about 6 pm each day which can lead to bad food choices and low productivity.  Our energy levels are very good up until that time and we exercise first thing in the morning.  Ideas?  




I would highly suggest 10-15 minute body weight exercise sessions 30 minutes before your low energy period to accelerate fat burning and to improve energy levels.  These short sessions will revitalize your mental and physical energy levels while boosting metabolism.   Continue with your scheduled morning weight training routines as you have planned.  You have the right idea as the last half of December can be absolutely disastrous for packing on body fat.  The body weight sessions work very well to crush cravings at a time of year when many bad food choices are constantly available!

Based on the client needs I have many high impact training session protocols that can be implemented without equipment so they can be easily done anywhere, including your living room!  Advanced clients can also use high tension bands to increase resistance which is very helpful when traveling.    The short sessions are also a great way to break fat burning plateaus without overtraining and work especially well for experienced trainees...

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Standing Rib Roast
Ingredients: Prime Rib
  • One standing rib roast (estimate: 1 rib serves 2 people)
  • 3-4 tablespoons of spicy brown mustard
  • 1 Tbsp each: ground ginger, garlic powder, onion powder, ground coriander, cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Allow prime rib to sit at room temperature for up to 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to roast at 500 degrees.
  3. Brush prime rib on all sides with mustard.
  4. Sprinkle prime rib with spice mixture and press spices into mustard coating.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  6. Place prime rib onto a broiling pan, fat side up.
  7. Roast at 500 for 15 minutes, then turn the temperature down to 350 and continue to roast. 15 minutes per pound yields rare, 20 minutes per pound yields medium, 25 minutes per pound yields well done.

This recipe and photo are courtesy of our good friends Hayley & Bill from Primal Palate.  Their research and recipes are an inspiration to so many struggling with allergies, intolerances and a host of diets and eating plans.

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