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Happy Summer!

June 22, 2014
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
Summer Pastures  
Happy first full week of summer!  Summer officially started yesterday, June 21, and it sure feels like it here in Northeast Missouri.  We've had hot, muggy weather and several thunderstorms this week.  Luckily, no tornadoes.  Our thoughts are prayers go out to everyone affected by the adverse weather across the Midwest this week.

Are all carbs bad?  Check out Kelley Herring's article this week for an interesting lesson on un-carbs, what they are, and what they can do for your health. 

We all know the health benefits of including organ meats in your diet, but for those not accustomed to eating organ meats - especially kids, this can be a daunting task!  We have the solution.  Our Beef Braunschweiger, Liverwurst & Head Cheese are all delicious ways to add organ meats to your diet.  All are made with our 100% grass-fed and grass-finished ground beef, including the  healthy organ meats without any sugar, nitrates, MSG, etc.  Now is a great time to try the Head Cheese as it is on sale this week only!

Mainstream media has been reporting more on the dangers associated with high-sugar diets, and the affects this can have on all areas of health.  Sugar can be present even in the least suspecting of foods.  This new slideshow presents some of the most surprising places that sugar could be lurking. 

We appreciate your patience as we are working to restock some of our best sellers.  The Pet Burger and Sugar-Free Pork Bacon will both restock Monday afternoon, and the website will be updated just as soon as they are available.  Be the first to know by entering your email address in the notification pages online. 

We hope everyone has a great week!

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

Summer Secret to Fat Loss
By: Al Sears, MD   

Here's something to remember as we get into summer with Independence Day, picnics, ice cream and other summer indulgences. This is a very important tip for losing weight, but few people seem to know about it.

You can cut calories and still gain weight. You can work out until you pass out and still have that spare tire belly.

The truth is: we don't get fat because we eat too much. And it's not because we are lazy...

Staying slim boils down to this: Hormones make you fat.

But today I'm going to show you how to deal with fat and hormones using a few tricks on eating to lose weight.  There are also some powerful nutritional supplements to balance hormones and help with fat loss.  I use these natural health products at my Wellness Center in South Florida, which helps control hormonal fat storage.

Case in point: the hormone insulin is your number one fat builder.  It tells your body to pack on the pounds.

You produce a storm of insulin when you eat foods high on the Glycemic Index.  As a general rule of thumb, carbs are the foods highest on the GI.

It surprises my patients when I tell them what the highest GI food is that my wellness clinic has ever tested.

Care to guess?

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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


The Un-Carb You Need for Optimum Health

By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 


You probably know that eating a diet rich in healthy fats and protein, accompanied by an array of colorful vegetables (and a little fruit) is the key to a trim waistline and a long, disease-free life.

Eating the way our ancestors did also means choosing slow-digesting carbohydrates (and only about 15-20% of the total diet).
And while most of us in the modern world eat far too many carbs, there is a beneficial carbohydrate that is lacking in most modern diets: resistant starch.  

Resistant Starch: The Un-Carb That Balances (Not Boosts!) Blood Sugar

When you hear "starch" you might think of white potatoes, fluffy white bread and processed foods. And if you're concerned about your health, you know that these "whites" top the list of foods to avoid.

But resistant starch (RS) is different.

Unlike other forms of starch which are rapidly broken down into sugars (raising blood sugar and insulin levels), resistant starch passes through the stomach unchanged by digestive enzymes.

But RS doesn't just escape digestion. It can actually improve insulin sensitivity, both in healthy people and in those with metabolic syndrome. Eating resistant starch at one meal can even help to lower the blood sugar response of your next meal (called the "second meal effect").

And that's not all...

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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
Stress Hormone Linked to Short-Term Memory Loss as We Age, Animal Study Suggests

A new study at the University of Iowa reports a potential link between stress hormones and short-term memory loss in older adults.

The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, reveals that having high levels of cortisol - a natural hormone in our body whose levels surge when we are stressed - can lead to memory lapses as we age.

Short-term increases in cortisol are critical for survival. They promote coping and help us respond to life's challenges by making us more alert and able to think on our feet. But abnormally high or prolonged spikes in cortisol -- like what happens when we are dealing with long-term stress -- can lead to negative consequences that numerous bodies of research have shown to include digestion problems, anxiety, weight gain and high blood pressure.

In this study, the UI researchers linked elevated amounts of cortisol to the gradual loss of synapses in the prefrontal cortex, the region of the brain that houses short-term memory. Synapses are the connections that help us process, store and recall information. And when we get older, repeated and long-term exposure to cortisol can cause them to shrink and disappear.

"Stress hormones are one mechanism that we believe leads to weathering of the brain," Jason Radley, assistant professor in psychology at the UI and corresponding author on the paper. Like a rock on the shoreline, after years and years it will eventually break down and disappear.

While previous studies have shown cortisol to produce similar effects in other regions of the aging brain, this was the first study to examine its impact on the prefrontal cortex.

And although preliminary, the findings raise the possibility that short-memory decline in aging adults may be slowed or prevented by treatments that decrease levels of cortisol in susceptible individuals, says Radley. That could mean treating people who have naturally high levels of cortisol -- such as those who are depressed -- or those who experience repeated, long-term stress due to traumatic life events like the death of a loved one.

According to Radley and Rachel Anderson, the paper's lead author and a second year-graduate student in psychology at the UI, short-term memory lapses related to cortisol start around age 65. That's about the equivalent of 21 month-old rats, which the pair studied to make their discovery.

The UI scientists compared the elderly rats to four-month old rats, which are roughly the same age as a 20 year-old person. The young and elderly groups were then separated further according to whether the rats had naturally high or naturally low levels of corticosterone - the hormone comparable to cortisol in humans.

The researchers subsequently placed the rats in a T-shaped maze that required them to use their short-term memory. In order to receive a treat, they needed to recall which direction they had turned at the top of the T just 30, 60 or 120 seconds ago and then turn the opposite way each time they ran the maze.

Though memory declined across all groups as the time rats waited before running the maze again increased, older rats with high corticosterone levels consistently performed the worst. They chose the correct direction only 58 percent of the time, compared to their older peers with low corticosterone levels who chose it 80 percent of the time.

When researchers took tissue samples from the rats' prefrontal cortexes and examined them under a microscope, they found the poor performers had smaller and 20 percent fewer synapses than all other groups, indicating memory loss.

In contrast, older rats with low corticosterone levels showed little memory loss and ran the maze nearly as well as the younger rats, who were not affected by any level of corticosterone -- low or high.

Still, researchers say it's important to remember that stress hormones are only one of a host of factors when it comes to mental decline and memory loss as we age.

The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health (grant MH-095972).

Andrew Birnie a graduate student in neuroscience; Norah Koblesky, a 2014 alumna majoring in psychology and biology; and Sara Romig-Martin, a research assistant in psychology are contributing authors.

University of Iowa. "Stress hormone linked to short-term memory loss as we age, animal study suggests." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 17 June 2014. <>. 
Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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30 Furious Fat Burning Interval Minutes to Burn 10 Pounds of Fat in 30 Days

By: Scott Mendelson


Summer is here Scott and I want to look good at the pool every weekend.  I must lose about 10 pounds of body fat while improving definition FAST.  How many times per week should I weight train and what should I be doing with cardio to support my goals at age 42?  Where am I going wrong with the diet I sent you?

Sam T.

Boston, MA 

Be Careful What You Wish For: 20-30 Furious Fat Burning Minutes


Interval sprints combined with the correct training and nutrition program are the ticket to losing 10 pounds of fat in 30 days while improving definition.   The sessions are short, yet highly challenging which will keep your attention to say the least.  Check out the new Fat Burning Interval Blog Post which includes an interval sprint routine.

Steady state cardio is only effective for obese people as it relates to body fat loss.  However, many people employ steady state cardio because it is not difficult and it takes no effort to plan.  The easy way out is never the fastest route to success.  Assuming there are no medical restrictions, interval sprints are ideal for fat burning, improved definition and high energy levels.  Good weather months offer more out door interval options done at home which saves commute time and prevents boredom.

What is Better for Fat Burning - Sprinting or Walking a Mile?

During a recent presentation Dr. Serrano discussed the importance of five intense exercise sessions per week as relates to fat burning.  He used an example of two identical twins: one twin using a series of interval sprints to cover a mile and the other walking the same distance.  While they will burn the same number of calories technically covering the same distance, the key to success is what happens after the session...

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Smoked Paprika Tri tip
Smoked Paprika Tri Tip
  • 1 tri tip roast 
  • 1 tbs smoked paprika 
  • 1 1/2 tsp coriander 
  • 2 tbs oregano 
  • 1 1/2 tbs fresh rosemary, chopped 
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1 1/2 tbs sea salt 
  • 2 tsp black pepper, ground  
  1. Add all ingredients except for tri tip to a medium sized mixing bowl and combine thoroughly creating the rub 
  2. Liberally coat tri tip with the rub ensuring an even coating overall 
  3. Place tri tip in a large zip-loc bag and let it rest on the counter to allow it to come to room temperature 
  4. Preheat oven to 250F 
  5. Heat a cast iron pan over high heat for 5 minutes 
  6. Once hot, add tallow to skillet and sear tri tip for 5 minutes per side or until a nice crust develops 
  7. Place tri tip on a sheet pan with a rack and place in the oven and roast until internal temperature reads about 135F for medium rare. 
  8. Remove from oven and let rest at least 15 minutes before you slice into tri tip. 
  9. Enjoy! 

This recipe and photo are courtesy of our feature chefs, Sean Coonce & Suzanne Robertson of the popular blog, Pastured Kitchen.  Be sure to check out their custom US Wellness Meats summer recipe page  for more paleo-friendly recipes.

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