We've had another bustling week here at US Wellness - thank you to all of our customers who have helped us kick off another successful year with a very busy January!
Ever have an 'afternoon slump'? Need a pick-me-up mid-morning? Here is a great list of ten easy ways you can boost energy and get through those slumps without having a make a trip to the vending machine or pour another coffee. Some of our favorite tips are:
- Eat Breakfast! It's the most important meal of the day. Try steak and eggs, beef bacon or chicken sausage to start your day right. Skipping breakfast can have lasting ill effects, see the health news section below.
- Go Nuts! Nuts are a healthy snack without added sugar or sweeteners that may lead to a crash later.
- Take the Stairs - Exercise is a sure bet for a quick energy boost. This doesn't mean you have to go run a mile, just a short walk around the block will boost your energy.
Can sugar affect our memory? Or memory loss? Be sure to read Kelley Herring's article below
for some scary news on exactly how much sugar we are actually consuming on a daily basis, and how that could impair brain function. Sugar goes by many different names and can be found where you least expect it, this article will help explain.
It's time to register for Paleo f(x)
! Their annual conference will be held in Austin this April and registration is open now. They will be hosting world-class speakers including some of the leaders in the paleo community, cooking demonstrations and strength & conditioning expos. There is truly something for everyone. For more information, be sure to visit their website
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By: Al Sears, MD
I found something interesting in my research the other day. An "under the radar" animal that only grows stronger and more fertile with age.
Its power never weakens. From birth to death, it never stops getting better and stronger.
But it's not an animal you think of as being powerful and virile.
It's the lobster
Lobsters are part of an exclusive group of animals we call "biologically immortal."
They only die if they get eaten or injured from a predator, or get a rare disease, but never from old age. They don't have a built-in life expectancy in their cells.
They constantly are getting stronger, bigger and more virile. If left alone they get huge and can live for centuries. Every few years you'll hear about someone catching a giant lobster. I've read about 25-40 pound and 140-year-old lobsters. And those are just the ones that have been caught.
Why do they grow so large and live so long?
It's telomerase, the enzyme that helps rebuild and maintain telomeres.
In humans, telomerase production is turned off when you're an adult. So our telomeres get shorter with time, creating older cells that result in everything we attribute to aging. Wrinkles, joint soreness, foggy memory and everything that goes along with it.
In lobsters, telomerase production is ramped up their whole lives.(1) So it's a constant, abundant stream that helps keep their telomeres long and stops their cells from ever dying.
Even at our best, we will never live forever, but...Continue Reading...
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.
The #1 Food That Steals Your Memory
By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet
In my last couple articles, I've shared how common foods and nutrients can help - or hurt - your brain and long-term memory.
Today, I'm going to share what researchers now believe is the MOST toxic, brain-damaging compound in our food supply...
Sugar! Why We Can't Shake Our Sugar Addiction: The Evolutionary Link
If you love sweets, you're like most people. In fact, we are all genetically programmed to seek out sugar for survival.
Sugar-rich foods are very energy dense. So, it's no surprise that our ancient ancestors prized seasonal fruits and berries and would go out of their way to steal honey from a hive. However, it's important to remember that not only did they expend energy in the process of seeking out these sweet foods, but their efforts produced very little in terms of total sugar contribution to the diet. We should also note that many of these foods were only available part of the year.
In our modern world, however, sugar-laden foods are within arm's reach at nearly all times. They're dispensed via vending machines, they line the shelves of convenience stores, and tempt us from our own (unhealthy) home pantries. A sweet treat - containing more sugar than our Paleo ancestors ate in a typical month - is easily obtained and consumed in mere moments.
Dr. Robert Lustig is a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco, In his book, Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease, he states:
"Nature made sugar hard to get; man made it easy."
The result of all of this "easy" sugar is that our diets contain a very different macronutrient ratio than what our ancestors consumed...Continue Reading...
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. Through Wednesday, February 5th get 10% off your entire order with coupon code "GRASSFED".
|Recent Health News|
Poor Breakfast in Youth Linked to Metabolic Syndrome in Adulthood
It is often said that breakfast is important for our health and a study conducted by Umea University in Sweden, published in Public Health Nutrition
supports this claim.
The study revealed that adolescents who ate poor breakfasts displayed a higher incidence of metabolic syndrome 27 years later, compared with those who ate more substantial breakfasts.
Metabolic syndrome is a collective term for factors that are linked to an increased risk of suffering from cardiovascular disorders. Metabolic syndrome encompasses abdominal obesity, high levels of harmful triglycerides, low levels of protective HDL (High Density Lipoprotein), high blood pressure and high fasting blood glucose levels.
The study asked all students completing year 9 of their schooling in Lulea in 1981 (Northern Swedish Cohort) to answer questions about what they ate for breakfast. 27 years later, the respondents underwent a health check where the presence of metabolic syndrome and its various subcomponents was investigated.
The study shows that the young people who neglected to eat breakfast or ate a poor breakfast had a 68 per cent higher incidence of metabolic syndrome as adults, compared with those who had eaten more substantial breakfasts in their youth. This conclusion was drawn after taking into account socioeconomic factors and other lifestyle habits of the adolescents in question. Abdominal obesity and high levels of fasting blood glucose levels were the subcomponents which, at adult age, could be most clearly linked with poor breakfast in youth.
"Further studies are required for us to be able to understand the mechanisms involved in the connection between poor breakfast and metabolic syndrome, but our results and those of several previous studies suggest that a poor breakfast can have a negative effect on blood sugar regulation," says Maria Wennberg, the study's main author.
Source: Maria Wennberg, Per E Gustafsson, Patrik Wennberg, Anne Hammarström. Poor breakfast habits in adolescence predict the metabolic syndrome in adulthood. Public Health Nutrition, 2014; 1 DOI: 10.1017/S1368980013003509
|Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A|
I Need to Lose 14 Pounds of Body Fat by March 15 - Bahamas Here I Come!
By: Scott Mendelson
One of your consultation clients works in my office and made a fantastic three month fat loss transformation. She told me the training and nutrition programs were excellent, but that you also had ways of improving her quality of training; you just knew what areas would need improvement even from a distance! I am off to a good start with six pounds lost since starting Jan 1st and 14 more to go, but I worry February will not be as successful. Tell me more about the fat burning sprints!
Working hard and smart for twelve consecutive weeks is an unstoppable fat burning force! The smart element consists of the program designs customized to client specific needs and goals. Most people severely underestimate the importance of program design and how it impacts the bottom line rate of fat loss progress. Confidence that your comprehensive program will work quickly drives improved compliance and execution qualities necessary for rapid fat loss! You have reason to be concerned as there is a significant amount of beginners luck during the first month of a fat loss effort. Without strategic nutrition and training improvements you can bet that progress will slow down during month two, which leads many people to lose focus and apply a poor level of effort.Interval Sprints Can Double Your Rate of Fat Loss!
Please read our new blog post
describing the unique benefits of interval sprints for rapid fat loss
. Intervals can be applied to a variety of exercise venues beyond running, and are much more effective than steady state cardio for fat burning based on our extensive client Fat Loss Transformations...Continue Reading...
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Superbowl Snack: Sweet and Sexy Wings
- 24 chicken wings
- 1/3 cup raw honey
- 1/2 cup coconut aminos
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix all your sauce ingredients together in a large bowl..
- Place chicken wings on a cookie sheet that has been covered with aluminum foil.
- Pour sauce over your wings, leaving ¼ of it still in the bowl.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning once half way through.
- Add wings directly into your leftover sauce and toss them to coat.
- Then serve those guests of yours!!
Recipe and photo are courtesy of our good friend Juli at PaleOMG. Visit her website for more paleo-friendly Superbowl Snacks!
If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email us.
|Farm Photos - Tassie Tour|
Two members of the US Wellness team just returned from a tour of our
Tasmania farms, stayed tuned for a special blog post on their trip!
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