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Happy Summer!

June 8, 2014
 Monticello, Missouri
-Dear John,
Summer Pastures  
We hope your summer is off to a great start!  It's been a busy month so far here at US Wellness Meats, and we want to thank all of our readers and customers for your continued interest and patronage!

It's hard to believe now, but grass-fed beef was once a very niche market that most consumers had not even heard of.  Now grass-fed production is a huge part of not only the beef industry, but lamb, bison and many others.  If you are a producer or interested in becoming one, or if you are a consumer just interested in learning more about this ever-changing industry, we have a unique opportunity for you.  The Grassfed Exchange is a collaboration of producers, consumers, instructors and everyone in between that has been meeting every summer to discuss and explore the grass-fed industry.  Grassfed Rising is this year's conference and will be held in our home state July 30-August 1 in Columbia, MO.  Visit their website for more information and to get signed up now!

The Paleo diet has helped thousands of people around the country heal from a wide variety of health issues, and our new feature chefs are no different.  Sean Coonce & Suzanne Robertson of Pastured Kitchen were kind enough to answer all our questions and created some fabulous new summer recipes that are now on this month's recipe page!

Our custom-made Chicken Bone Broth or Chicken Stock, is on sale this week.  When made correctly, with clean ingredients, stock is incredibly healthy.  Whole9 has a wonderful Bone Broth FAQ page answering any and all questions you might have about broth, and explains why it is such a nutrient powerhouse!  Now would be a good week to stock up - the broth can easily store in the freezer and be thawed and kept in your refrigerator for up to three weeks. 

Don't forget, this is your last chance to surprise dad with the wonderful taste of wellness for Father's Day!  Have your order in by Wednesday, June 11th before 10:00 AM CST to ensure your order ships this week.  If dad loves to grill, you can't go wrong with our massive French Ribeyes, Sirloin Patties or Ribs. If dad prefers relaxing to cooking, or is always on the go, our Heat & Serve category has some great options including our wildly popular BBQ Shredded Beef!

Warm 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

What's Most Important
By: Al Sears, MD   

I was sitting this morning thinking about what I was going to write to you, and I thought back to the reasons I write to you and the reasons you would want to read it.

The reason is simple. I want to make you as healthy as you can be. I'm flattered that people put their confidence in me to do that job, and I want to do the best I can for you to make that real.

And when I think about making that a reality, I ask myself what's most important. There's anti-aging, getting you fit... and then there's this one.

The problem today is that we are burdened with this horrible crippling continuous inflammation. If you live in the modern world, you're inflamed. Our bodies are not meant to live in the environment we created and it causes a reaction.

So you, me, and everyone else we know are inflamed.

What can we do about it?

Omega-3s are incredible in what they do for your cells. They stop the formation of inflammatory molecules called cytokines and promote anti-inflammatory processes. This gives you a healthy heart, a fast healthy brain, and the ability to beat inflammation.

Nature has built us to depend on omega-3s... but we don't get those anymore. In fact, we get inflammatory omega-6s in much greater quantities through man-made foods like farmed fish.

Until recently I had - at best - an imperfect way to give my patients the quantities they needed...

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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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Do You Have Low Stomach Acid?
  (1 Easy Way to Tell)

By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 


You may have heard the adage that, "You are what you eat."  But the truth is... you are what you absorb.

If your digestive system is not functioning properly and nutrients are not being absorbed, your body could be in a state of starvation and nutrient deficiency... even as you consume healthy, nutrient-dense foods and take expensive supplements.

Unfortunately, many of us are not able to fully absorb the precious nutrients contained in our food. And one of the primary reasons for this is low stomach acid. Fortunately this is a condition that's easy to remedy, in most cases.

Low Stomach Acid: An Overlooked Cause of Disease & Deficiency

Hypochloridia, or low stomach acid, is linked to a wide variety of common digestive symptoms, including bloating, constipation, gas, nausea, heartburn and acid reflux. It's also correlated with gastrointestinal diseases, including IBS and Crohn's.

But inadequate stomach acid doesn't just affect the GI tract. It can also cause a range of systemic effects including...

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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
Lifestyle Changes Improve Biomarkers for Breast Cancer Recurrence, Mortality

A pair of Yale Cancer Center interventional studies involving breast cancer survivors found that lifestyle changes in the form of healthy eating and regular exercise can decrease biomarkers related to breast cancer recurrence and mortality. The abstracts are scheduled to be presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago May 30-June 3rd.

"The findings of both studies support a growing body of research that suggests lifestyle interventions lower biomarkers associated with breast cancer recurrence and mortality, and improve quality of life," said Melinda Irwin, PhD, co-program leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Yale Cancer Center, associate professor of Epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health, and principal investigator on both studies.

The abstracts are below.

Effect of weight loss intervention on inflammatory and metabolic markers in breast cancer survivors. The lifestyle, exercise, and nutrition (LEAN) study.

In this study, obese or overweight women were randomized into two groups - those who received weight loss and exercise counseling - and a usual care group that received a brochure about lifestyle changes. After six months, women in the weight loss counseling group experienced an approximate 30% decrease in C-reactive protein (CRP) levels compared with a minimal decrease in women randomized to the usual care group. CRP is a marker of chronic inflammation and higher CRP levels have been associated with a higher risk of breast cancer mortality. A dose-response effect was found in women randomized to weight loss counseling in that women who lost at least 5% body weight experienced an approximate 22% decrease in insulin, 38% decrease in leptin, and 55% decrease in CRP, compared to significantly less biomarker improvement in women randomized to weight loss who lost less than 5% body weight.

Effect of exercise on weight, body fat, and serum inflammatory biomarkers in breast cancer survivors with aromatase inhibitor arthralgias (joint pain): The hormones and physical exercise (HOPE) study.

The HOPE study looked at the effect of exercise on body weight, body fat, and inflammatory biomarkers in 121 women with joint pain from taking aromatase inhibitors (AI) as adjuvant therapy. Participants were randomized into two groups - those who participated in twice-weekly strength training and 2.5 hr/wk of moderate-intensive aerobic exercise - and those who did no exercise (control group). After 12 months, the study found that the exercise group experienced an approximate 3% weight and body fat loss, and 6% decrease in CRP levels compared to increases in the control group.

Previous findings from the HOPE study showed exercise improved AI-associated joint pain, but results from this analysis of favorable decreases in body weight, fat and CRP found these markers did not mediate the beneficial effect of exercise on AI joint pain. Further HOPE analyses will be conducted to determine the mechanism(s) of how exercise improves AI joint pain.

Yale University. "Lifestyle changes improve biomarkers for breast cancer recurrence, mortality." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 22 May 2014. <>. 
Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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Hot Wire Fat Cells and Control Speed of Reps to lose 15 LBS of Fat Before July 4

By: Scott Mendelson




My wife and I ate very poorly over the winter and have recently cleaned up our diet which has helped us lose 15 pounds each.  We want to start weight training more aggressively together to lower body fat levels by 15-20 pounds before our goal date of July 4.  I would like to gain some muscle in the process, but my wife is afraid of increasing lean muscle tissue.   






Executing the proper tempos and rest periods within the Muscle Wave Training will accelerate body fat loss dramatically within a couple weeks.  Due to the challenges involved with these strategic improvements you will really have to ask yourself how hard you are willing to work to achieve your goals?

Your mention of poor eating throughout the winter is very important as that period of time has had a lasting negative impact on the status of your fat cells which are likely clogged with trans fats and toxins which interfere with the proper function of fat cells, as a result the cells cannot efficiently burn stored fat as fuel.  Optimizing fat cell function will help you accelerate fat loss and prevent future body fat accumulation even when diet is less than perfect at times.

Check out the new blog post- Hot Wire Your Fat Cellular Network for rapid fat loss to learn about proven strategies to support your success.

Muscle Wave Training Burns Fat Fast for Men and Women

Muscle Wave Training will work very well for both of you and allow you to train at the same time...

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Email for your Free Copy of the Updated Male and Female KISS Rapid Fat Loss Nutrition plan files including five days of sample menus and the Rapid Fat Burning Tools Special Report. 


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      Pork Rinds

I just ate the first item from my first order.  BBQ pork rinds!!  Can I say awesome!!  Tomorrow is the breakfast sliders, super excited!!

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Pan Seared Peppered Salmon
Pan Seared Salmon
  • 2 lbs Salmon Filet 
  • 1 Tbl Kosher Salt & Pepper Mix {or steak seasoning} 
  • 1 Tbl Extra Virgin Coconut Oil or Butter 
  • Flatleaf Parsley for Garnish {optional}
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 
  2. Cut the salmon into 4 smaller filets. 
  3. Dust with your salt/pepper mixture. 
  4. Over medium/high heat, melt the EVCO or butter. 
  5. Lay the seasoned filets face-down in the frying pan. 
  6. Cook them over medium/high heat for ~4 minutes. 
  7. Flip the filets then immediately transfer them to the oven. Bake 4-5 minutes for a more rare finish or 6-7 minutes for well done. 
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!

This recipe and photo are courtesy of our past feature chef, Cassy Garcia of the popular fitness blog, Fed & Fit.  Be sure to check out her custom US Wellness Meats recipe page for more classic gluten-free recipes.

If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email us.
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Top Sirloin Butt Steak
All sale items will expire at 10:00 pm CST on Saturday June 14, 2013. 

Top Sirloin Butt Steak
- 6 oz

BBQ Shredded Beef
- 1.5 lbs

Chicken Bone Broth
- 38 oz

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- 2 oz 

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