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February 16, 2014
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
It's been a heat wave in the Midwest this week.  We've seen 30 degrees for the first time in weeks, which is a welcome change.  We hope all of our neighbors in the Southeast are making it through another round of harsh winter weather, and we want to remind everyone that there are only 33 more days until spring!

Ever heard of ketones?  What about the ketogenic diet?  It is certainly not a new fad diet, the ketogenic diet has been around for centuries, and is likely how some of our ancestors thrived.  Be sure to read Kelley Herring's article below for easy ways to increase your state of ketosis, which in turn can help deep clean your cells, protect your brain, and help you get lean!

Looking for an easy dinner idea?  Look no further.  Our Pre-Cooked Pot Roast is on sale this week only, and is one of our winter favorites.  It is fully cooked, and already includes gravy and healthy herbs, all you have to do is heat & serve.  The flavor is fantastic, it even makes great leftovers!

Have you tried our new Duck Stock yet?  Made with the same recipe as our Chicken stock, the duck has a very rich flavor and can be incorporated into any recipe that calls for chicken stock.  It can also be sipped straight as a very healthy drink! 

As always, feel free to share any thoughts, comments or questions with us on Facebook or Twitter, and visit our Pinterest boards for countless recipe ideas.  We hope everyone has a great week!


February 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

The Truth Is Not In Their Drug
By: Al Sears, MD   

You may have heard about some of testosterone's benefits in ads and commercials... that it can give you back speed, strength and vitality. And it can restore lost drive and libido.

But you probably didn't hear this until recently.

Why? Because they created a testosterone drug.

When I started helping men boost their testosterone naturally over 20 years ago, there was always a presumption that I was putting men at risk.

Back then, you couldn't find a physician who didn't think, "Well, yeah, testosterone... you could use it but everyone knows it's dangerous and causes heart attacks."

Everyone presumed that men have higher rates of heart disease and heart attack than women do, and they have higher testosterone, so it must be from that.

We later found out that neither presumption was true. In the first place, men didn't have higher rates of heart disease, they were just heavier smokers. That made men appear like they had more heart disease. In fact when women started to smoke more and we did studies on that, we found that women have more heart disease than men.

Secondly, we found there is not a positive association between testosterone and heart disease but an inverse one...

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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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Kelley Herring


Build a Healthier Brain and a Leaner Body with these "Dangerous" Compounds

By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 


Have you heard of compounds called "ketones"?

If so, it was probably due to their controversial nature. In fact, many believe these compounds to be dangerous and unhealthy. But as you are about to discover, ketones can be nothing short of "miraculous" for the health of your brain and even reversing Alzheimer's disease.

These compounds were popularized by Dr. Robert Atkins in the 1990's for their profound effects on weight loss. And while ketones do have an impressive ability to help your body torch through fat, these molecules have been maligned by modern medicine.

This is due to a state of extreme ketones in the blood, called "ketoacidosis." The truth is that  while this condition is dangerous, it is extremely rare and only occurs in Type 1 diabetics who are not regulating their insulin levels properly.

For the rest of us, ketones are a very, very good thing.

But what are ketones anyway? 

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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
 Study Examines Consumption of Added Sugar, Death from Cardiovascular Disease

Many U.S. adults consume more added sugar (added in processing or preparing of foods, not naturally occurring as in fruits and fruit juices) than expert panels recommend for a healthy diet, and consumption of added sugar was associated with increased risk for death from cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.

Recommendations for added sugar consumption vary and there is no universally accepted threshold for unhealthy levels. For example, the Institute of Medicine recommends that added sugar make up less than 25 percent of total calories, the World Health Organization recommends less than 10 percent, and the American Heart Association recommends limiting added sugars to less than 100 calories daily for women and 150 calories daily for men, according to the study background.

Major sources of added sugar in Americans' diets are sugar-sweetened beverages, grain-based desserts, fruit drinks, dairy desserts and candy. A can of regular soda contains about 35g of sugar (about 140 calories).

Quanhe Yang, Ph.D., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, and colleagues used national health survey data to examine added sugar consumption as a percentage of daily calories and to estimate association between consumption and CVD.

Study results indicate that the average percentage of daily calories from added sugar increased from 15.7 percent in 1988-1994 to 16.8 percent in 1999 to 2004 and decreased to 14.9 percent in 2005-2010.

In 2005-2010, most adults (71.4 percent) consumed 10 percent of more of their calories from added sugar and about 10 percent of adults consumed 25 percent or more of their calories from added sugar.

The authors note the risk of death from CVD increased with a higher percentage of calories from added sugar. Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (seven servings or more per week) was associated with increased risk of dying from CVD.

"Our results support current recommendations to limit the intake of calories from added sugars in U.S. diets," the authors conclude.

American Medical Association (AMA). "Study examines consumption of added sugar, death from cardiovascular disease." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 February 2014. <>.

Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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Peak Motivation to Burn 20 Pounds of Fat with Eye Opening Before Pictures!

By: Scott Mendelson




This has been the worst winter I can ever remember and it has made it hard to stay focused on my goals to lose 15-20 pounds of fat for an April tropical vacation.  I would like to improve my arm definition as I seem to have added some stubborn fat!  




Take some pictures of yourself from the front, back and side in your bathing suit that you can print out to put in a few spots to see often.  Be prepared, as every time I have clients go through this procedure, the pictures are a real eye opener, especially from the side and back since these are areas we cannot see well without the use of pictures.  You have set goals that are both specific and time sensitive which is great.  Attaching strategies for achieving your goals to the goal sheet is very important and will be the subject of a future article.

If You Do Not Like What You See

It is perfectly normal to see the pictures and become upset, and in some cases pretty angry.  Use this energy to fuel your motivation and this will drive consistency.  Put the pictures on your bathroom mirror, on your fridge, next to your desk where they can serve as a constant reminder of the importance of your goals.  A quick glimpse at the picture daily will add a great deal of fuel to your fire!

Kiss Rapid Fat Loss Nutrition Plan -  Burn 10 Lbs of Fat in 30 Days!

Burning off twenty pounds of fat in approximately 60 days can be accomplished if you are consistent with execution of your interval sprint, weight training, nutrition, and recovery program...

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Email to discuss your goals and for copies of the Cutting Edge Nutrition interview With Dr. Serrano, KISS Rapid Fat Loss Plan Male & Female Versions, Great Abs & Rapid Fat Burning Tools Special Reports and the 10 Minute Fat Loss Interval Workout.  


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US Wellness -

Thanks, you helped make another great hike ultra light due to your pemmican.

Two weeks in the Bear Tooth Mountain wilderness area with pemmican and trout.  I almost felt like a explorer of old, except when I opened the plastic wrap. Ha Ha

Oh and three weeks hiking in Norway with pemmican. Its become a habit that I can live with.  Lost 80 lbs last year, my blood work is excellent and my sedentary friends recovering from triple bypass surgeries just can't believe it.  SHHHH don't let it out.

Last thing, 1 gram carbs - come on paleo is 80/20 anyway, if you do better great, don't stress and minutia the world.

Allan C.
via our Pemmican Blog

recipesRecipe Corner
Paleo "KFC" Chicken Tenders

Paleo Fried ChickenIngredients:
  • 1 lb Chicken Thighs, cut into strips
    Wet mixture:  
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce (I use Franks Original Hot Sauce)  
  • 5 Tbs Butter (Dairy or Nondairy)  
  • 1 Tbs Starch (Tapioca, Arrowroot or Potato Starch)  
  • 5 Tbs Milk (Dairy or Nondairy)
  • 1/2 Cup Tapioca (Or Arrowroot or Potato Starch)  
  • 1/2 Cup Blanched Almond Flour  
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper  
  • 1/2 tsp Salt  


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  
  2. In a microwave safe bowl combine wet mixture ingredients and heat until thickened in the microwave (1-2 minutes) or on the stove top in a sauce pan. If using the microwave whisk liberally as soon as you remove the bowl. If using the sauce pan- whisk continually while it thickens.  
  3. In another bowl combine breading ingredients.  
  4. Drop chicken strips into wet mixture and then heavily dredge in breading mixture; place on foil lined baking sheet. Repeat until all chicken strips have been coated. Drizzle chicken with a little oil.  
  5. Place chicken in oven for 35-40 minutes; chicken will be golden brown and cooked through!

To make this recipe NUT FREE- use homemade Sunflower Seed Flour instead of the Almond!  


Recipe and photo are courtesy of our feature chef Brittany Angell.  Check
out her US Wellness recipe page for clean twists on classic recipes, and visit her website for the full list!

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


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