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July 6, 2014
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
We hope everyone reading has had an enjoyable and relaxing 4th of July weekend.  Special wishes go out to all of our military both home and abroad.  During this patriotic holiday we are especially grateful for your service. 

Summer is in full swing here in Northeast Missouri - we've been enjoying hot, sunny days and ample rainfall.  Be sure and check out our farm photos below for a peek at one of our Northeast Missouri farms.  We're always posting new farm photos on Facebook, so if you haven't found us there yet, stop on by!

Speaking of sunny days, Dr. Al Sears' article this week describes the powerful effects sunlight and Vitamin D have on cancer.  He also talks about several ways to naturally increase your levels of Vitamin D.  We highly recommend checking it out and feel free to post any comments or questions. 

We're thrilled to announce our July featured chef!  Simone Shifnadel is the owner of Zenbelly, a 100% gluten-free, Paleo-focused catering company in San Francisco. Her own serious sensitivity to gluten inspired Simone to prove that gluten-free, Paleo cuisine can be gourmet, refined, and artfully presented.  Check out her custom US Wellness recipe page for truly unique, new paleo recipes!

You have a rare opportunity to stock up on Beef Tallow this week for 15% off the retail price!  Our Beef Tallow Buckets are on sale this week only - this does not happen very often!  Get extra savings this week by buying in bulk.  You can divide this bucket into smaller containers for easier use and storage.  For more storage and serving suggestions, visit the blog

Find all of our newest recipes on our Pinterest boards!  Whether you are preparing beef, pork, bison, chicken, seafood or rabbit - we've got recipes to share. 

Thanks to all of our Facebook fans who helped us reach the 35,000 milestone this week!  We truly appreciate all of your likes, comments and shares and are always open to your feedback and suggestions.

Summer 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

Sunlight Beats Prostate Cancer 
By: Al Sears, MD   

Let me say this right up front:

Sunlight is one of the world's natural prostate cancer cures.

You might have noticed I've been talking a lot lately about how to prevent and cure cancer.

I'd always been a little reluctant to talk about cancer. I wanted to make sure I didn't do any harm by saying there are a lot of natural alternatives for preventing and fighting cancer.

But, as I've seen what other people are doing and claiming, they're either so mistaken or so far out there in left field that I thought it was time to come out very strongly on this issue.

There are plenty of good people in the cancer research field doing great work, and the rate of most cancers has stabilized or gone down.

But prostate cancer is still on the rise.  And as much as mainstream medicine would like you to believe their advice and drugs work, the fact is that in most cases, they don't...

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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 Low Fat Lie

By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 


On June 23rd, the cover of Time Magazine prominently featured two words: "Eat Butter."

In an article titled, "Ending the War on Fat," the venerable mainstream publication finally put to rest one of the most detrimental myths about health and nutrition - the myth that saturated fat is to blame for heart disease.

But what the magazine didn't mention in this otherwise excellent article, was that Time played a big role in popularizing this deadly misconception in the first place!

The Seven Countries Study... or the 22 Country Study?

In 1961, Time featured physiologist Ancel Keys on the cover, with an article about his Seven Countries Study, which compared heart disease mortality rates and fat consumption across seven countries. His comparison showed a "remarkable relationship."

The countries with the highest fat intake had the highest levels of heart disease...

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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
Yoga Exercise Program Tailored for Pulmonary Hypertension Patients

A first-of-its-kind yoga exercise program has been developed by Henry Ford Hospital for patients living with pulmonary hypertension, a chronic lung disease that afflicts women at least two times more than men.

Called Yoga for PH, the 40-minute program includes three yoga exercise levels and a nutrition and lifestyle discussion. It is available for free download on iTunes and Googleplay.

The program was developed by Henry Ford pulmonologist Rana Awdish, M.D. , a 20-year yoga practitioner.

"These yoga exercises are modified specifically for the needs of pulmonary hypertension patients and can be done safely regardless of the patient's level of physical fitness," Dr. Awdish says. "We all recognize the importance of exercise. But for these patients, routine activities like walking up stairs can be challenging, so convincing them they can have success exercising can be challenging.

"What we've created are a series of gentle, low-impact exercises that can be in the comfort of their own home, sitting in a chair or standing. These are designed to improve balance, strength, reduce stress and calm the nervous system. Even patients who require oxygen can perform these exercises."

Henry Ford Hospital is among the largest referral centers for pulmonary hypertension in the United States, and is one of only two hospitals in Michigan that offer pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship programs. The hospital has an intensive care unit dedicated to the care of pulmonary hypertension patients, with specially-trained nurses who are experts in managing the complex needs of these patients.

Dr. Awdish says the idea for a yoga exercise program was borne from requests from patients. It was funded by a grant from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

"The interest was all organic," she says, "and the patients wanted to know how to do yoga safely, despite their condition."

Pulmonary hypertension, or PH, is high blood pressure in the lungs. The blood vessels in the lungs become narrowed and the heart has to work harder to pump blood through them. It typically develops between the ages of 20 and 60, and is two or three times more common in women than men.

Common symptoms are shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain and a racing heartbeat. As PH worsens, symptoms may limit physical activity.

While PH has no cure, the earlier the disease is treated, the better the outcomes are for patients. Treatment options to relieve symptoms and slow the progression of the disease include medication, surgical procedures and lifestyle changes. "With proper medication," Dr. Awdish says, "patients can live a long and healthy life."

"Any amount of exercise is beneficial is patients," she says. "We know that when patients are engaged in their treatment and their healing, they have better outcomes. These yoga exercises will help aid their healing process."

Henry Ford Health System. "Yoga exercise program tailored for pulmonary hypertension patients." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 18 June 2014. <>.

Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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Low Food Intake and Excessive Cardio Lead to Skinny/Fat Look!

By: Scott Mendelson



July 4 is going to be a big wake up call for my husband and I as we are going to a couple of pool parties in worse shape than the last couple of years.  We have been doing a lot of cardiovascular exercise and keeping calories very low, but we seem to be actually gaining body fat in certain areas which just boggles my mind.  Our weight training is the same routine we got out of a book a few years back.  What can we do to not only be in good shape by the end of summer, but to also keep fat loss going long term so this does not become a problem each summer?

Rhonda & Matt

Rhonda & Matt,

Your hard work has delivered muscle wasting and increased body fat accumulation which signals the tactics must change right now to prevent any more damage.  We call this Skinny/Fat syndrome and it is not desirable to say the least.   The combination of low food intake and a high amount of steady state cardio has shifted your system into starvation mode. I have gone through all of your nutrition and training info before formulating the following success plan.

Burning Body Fat is Hard Work

The weight training routine may have been effective at the time it was started a couple of years ago, but at the current time it is completely stale and needs to be abandoned for more appropriate tactics.  Lower body weight training is very important for activating metabolism and fat burning hormones.  Your current training routine is more of the "go through the motions" type of plan with low intensity.  For example, after years of body weight squats, you never transition to a Swiss ball squat with added weight load by holding dumbbells to increase the strategic challenge?

High levels of fat burning hormones from training only generate from a combination of factors related to progressively more challenging training sessions.  The thought process before every training session should be "How hard can I make every set by applying the proper exercise form, challenging loading, precise speed of reps and specific rest periods?"

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Crispy Roast Duck with Orange Tarragon Sauce
Roast Duck
  • 1 whole duck, about 5lbs 
  • zest of one orange 
  • salt and pepper 
  • hardy vegetables like cabbage, carrots, onions, mushrooms 
  • 1 C fresh orange juice 
  • 1/4 C honey 
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1 TBSP tarragon  
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Unwrap and dry your duck as much as possible. 
  3. Score the skin on the breast with a sharp knife in a 3/4" diagonal crisscross pattern. Penetrate only the skin, not the meat. 
  4. Sprinkle both sides with salt, pepper, and orange zest until covered completely. 
  5. Leave cavity empty (putting aromatics in the cavity will only add moisture to your duck). 
  6. Tie legs together with butcher's twine. 
  7. Place bird on roasting rack set in at least a 13"x9" baking dish. Raised sides are important as there will be a lot of fat! 
  8. Roast breast side up for 40 minutes at 400 degrees. 
  9. Turn duck over to breast side down and roast for another 40 minutes. 
  10. Remove duck from the oven and strain the accumulated fat into a storage container. You will want to use the duck fat later! 
  11. Place your veggies (we used carrots and mushrooms) under the roasting rack and toss with salt and pepper. 
  12. Return duck to the over, breast side up, and roast a final 40 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. 
  13. While duck is roasting, prepare your sauce. In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together orange juice and honey until honey melts and is incorporated. 
  14. Add garlic and tarragon and simmer for about 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon.  

This recipe and photo are courtesy of our Stacy & Matt at the very popular paleo blog PaleoParents.  Be sure to visit their website for plenty of kid-friendly paleo fare!

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