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Cookbook Winners ~ Stew Beef Sale ~ New Duck Products ~ Broth Restocks!

March 2, 2014
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
Spring Grazing  
March has arrived here in Northeast Missouri, but it still sure feels like winter.  We had another chilly blast this past week which brought a little more snow, so we're looking forward to a few signs of spring this month!

Thank you to everyone who visited our blog and entered The Ancestral Table cookbook giveaway!  Two lucky winners won a copy of the new cookbook, along with a US Wellness gift certificate.  Special thanks to author Russ Crandall for teaming up with us.  If you didn't win, you can still order his new cookbook.  This is hands down one of our favorite cookbooks here at the office - we have long been fans of Russ's paleo-friendly takes on traditional recipes, and have been patiently waiting to get our hands on the cookbook.  We know you won't be disappointed!

Did you know that there are certain fatty acids that might actually add years to your life?  Be sure to read Dr. Al Sears' article below for more reasons why omega-3 fatty acids are essential to health.  He also breaks down some of the best sources and easiest ways to add more omega-3's to your diet.  Salmon has always been an excellent source of omega-3s, some of our favorites are:
  • Salmon Filet - 6 oz of the most tender, flavorful salmon you've ever tried.  

  • Canned Salmon - an excellent addition to salads, and tasty enough to eat right out of the can.  

  • Pouched Salmon - a shelf-stable snack that you can take anywhere, great in lunchboxes also!

  • Salmon Burgers - ours are seasoned with organic spices and will be a hit for lunch or dinner.  

  • Sockeye Salmon Oil - 600 mg of total omega-3 fatty acids per softgel. 

Now is a great time to stock up on the very versatile Stew Beef since it is on sale this week only.  Stew Beef makes an easy addition to any soup, stew or chili.  Also on sale this week are the new Boneless Duck Breasts.   We leave the skin on for added flavor and healthy fats.  Duck is one of our best kept secrets - it is a lesser known protein, but packed with flavor.  If you haven't tried frying in Duck Fat yet, we highly recommend it!  


Be sure to check out our recipe section below for a delicious Paleo Chicken Pot Pie recipe, courtesy of our feature chef Brittany Angell.  Her website is a wealth of resources for those cooking with certain food allergies.   


As always, we appreciate your feedback!  Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, our Blog, or email us if you have any questions, comments or feedback.  


March 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

Miracle Fatty Acid Adds Years to Your Life
By: Al Sears, MD   

Omega-3s may determine how long you'll live - and it's not just because they're good for your heart.

Omega-3s may now have a profound effect on anti-aging by slowing down the shortening of telomeres.

What are telomeres? They're protective tips that cap the ends of your DNA. Each time your cells divide, your telomeres get shorter. When your telomeres run down, cell division stops, and your life ends.

While this may sound like a clip from a science fiction movie, it's real. And it's about to change the world of medicine. Everything you've been told about aging is about to be transformed by this new science.

You may not have heard about this new breakthrough yet. That doesn't surprise me.

Organized forces in the mainstream media and established medical community don't want you to know about this. Even though the Nobel Prize was awarded last year for telomere research, the importance of this life-changing discovery has been ignored.

In fact, they say anti-aging is impossible...

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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 Hidden Danger in Your Slow Cooker

By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 


In the 1970s, the electric slow cooker became almost as popular as disco music and pet rocks. Nearly every household in America had at least one "Crock Pot." And for good reason...

This kitchen appliance is easy to use and makes clean up a snap. And what's not to love about the convenience of investing just a few minutes of prep time to have a fresh, hot meal ready at the end of the day.

As you probably already know, the slow cooker has made a dramatic resurgence in recent years. And it's not just for their convenience (although that's still a top selling factor).

It's also because "slow cooking" is a very healthy way to cook. Cooking "slow and low" in a sealed chamber helps to keep the moisture and the nutrients in your food. It also helps to prevent the formation of cancer-causing compounds - such as lipid oxidation products (LOPs) and heterocyclic amines (HCAs). These dangerous compounds form when certain fats and most meats are cooked at high temperature.

Unfortunately, there is a potential danger lurking in your slow cooker that you may not know about: lead.

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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. 

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars now for the 2014 conference in our home state!  The Grassfed Exchange 2014 Conference will be held July 30-August 1 in Columbia, MO.  

Grass-fed beef was once a niche.  Now it's one of the biggest movers in the beef production industry, and demand for grass-fed beef continues to rise as more and more consumers join the movement.  The purpose of this event is to help producers grow in knowledge of the grass-fed industry and in finishing cattle specifically.  It is also a unique opportunity for consumers to learn more about this ever-growing industry, and to offer their questions and suggestions. 

Visit their website for more information, and to see the powerful lineup of speakers and event planned for the weekend.   You can also get a DVD of last year's event to see what to expect this year.  Register before June 30 to take advantage of the discounted rate! 
Recent Health News
 Food Packaging Chemicals May be Harmful to Human Health Over Long Term  


The synthetic chemicals used in the packaging, storage, and processing of foodstuffs might be harmful to human health over the long term, warn environmental scientists in a commentary in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

This is because most of these substances are not inert and can leach into the foods we eat, they say.

Despite the fact that some of these chemicals are regulated, people who eat packaged or processed foods are likely to be chronically exposed to low levels of these substances throughout their lives, say the authors.

And far too little is known about their long term impact, including at crucial stages of human development, such as in the womb, which is "surely not justified on scientific grounds," the authors claim.

They point out that lifelong exposure to food contact materials or FCMs -- substances used in packaging, storage, processing, or preparation equipment - "is a cause for concern for several reasons."

These include the fact that known toxicants, such as formaldehyde, a cancer causing substance, are legally used in these materials. Formaldehyde is widely present, albeit at low levels, in plastic bottles used for fizzy drinks and melamine tableware.

Secondly, other chemicals known to disrupt hormone production also crop up in FCMs, including bisphenol A, tributyltin, triclosan, and phthalates.

"Whereas the science for some of these substances is being debated and policy makers struggle to satisfy the needs of stakeholders, consumers remain exposed to these chemicals daily, mostly unknowingly," the authors point out.

And, thirdly, the total number of known chemical substances used intentionally in FCMs exceeds 4000.

Furthermore, potential cellular changes caused by FCMs, and in particular, those with the capacity to disrupt hormones, are not even being considered in routine toxicology analysis, which prompts the authors to suggest that this "casts serious doubts on the adequacy of chemical regulatory procedures."

They admit that establishing potential cause and effect as a result of lifelong and largely invisible exposure to FCMs will be no easy task, largely because there are no unexposed populations to compare with, and there are likely to be wide differences in exposure levels among individuals and across certain population groups.

But some sort of population-based assessment and biomonitoring are urgently needed to tease out any potential links between food contact chemicals and chronic conditions like cancer, obesity, diabetes, neurological and inflammatory disorders, particularly given the known role of environmental pollutants, they argue.

"Since most foods are packaged, and the entire population is likely to be exposed, it is of utmost importance that gaps in knowledge are reliably and rapidly filled," they urge. 


BMJ-British Medical Journal. "Food packaging chemicals may be harmful to human health over long term." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 19 February 2014. <>.  

Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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Multi Gear Training & KISS Plan to Burn 15 Pounds of Ugly Fat in 6 Weeks or Less!

By: Scott Mendelson




I have been following the HD training program for six weeks now and I have lost 14 lbs of fat!  Six weeks from now I see my brother-in-law at a reunion and we have a $500 bet to settle based on the best body!   My appetite has gone through the roof - what can I do to satisfy the hunger without slowing down the body fat loss?  The KISS plan has been very easy to follow and I have no cravings.  





Your increased appetite is a sign that metabolism is working overtime to burn body fat which is great!  The KISS plan works fantastically well and my clients earn a much faster rate of progress during the second and third months using the plan in comparison to the first as it takes time to build metabolic and hormonal momentum.  Organic protein choices form the foundation of the KISS plan success and a key tool for making clients feel satisfied all day long!

Check Out the Top 10 Kiss Rapid Fat Loss Nutrition Plan Benefits and Tactics Part 1 blog post.

Multi Gear Rapid Fat Loss Training Video

HD training is a great rapid fat loss weight training system. However after six weeks it is time for you to progress to the next level to keep fat burning going and avoid the muscles getting bored with the current plan.  Check out this video demonstration of the multi gear training fat burning program and the routine below.  Multi gear training revs up several fat burning mechanisms and is great for both men and women to earn their ideal body fast - just in time for spring break!

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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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   Chilly Day Chili
Good Morning,

Just wanted to drop you some feedback from my Try-It demo this past weekend.  I featured your ground bison in my event; Bison, Butternut and Cocoa chili from Practical Paleo.  We got rave reviews and answered many questions about your company.  I think you may get several new direct order customers from this!

Thanks for what you do!

Jan B.
Kirksville, MO

recipesRecipe Corner
Paleo Chicken Pot Pie

Paleo Pot Pie Ingredients:
  • 2 Tbsp of oil or melted butter 
  • 1 Lb of Chicken Thighs chopped 
  • 1 Large Onion chopped 
  • 2 Cups of Celery Chopped 
  • 2 Cups of Carrots Chopped 
  • 1-2 cups of Frozen Peas. 
  • 1 1/2 tsp. of Salt 
  • 1 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper 
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder 
  • 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth 
  • 2 Tbsp of Starch (Tapioca, Arrowroot or potato starch) 


  1. In a large pan cook the chicken in one Tbsp of oil or melted butter, remove from the pan and set aside. 
  2. Add the second Tbsp of oil to the pan and add the Onions, Celery and Carrots. Saute for 10-15 minutes until fully cooked through. 
  3. Add the chicken back and stir in the spices. 
  4. Whisk together the starch and chicken broth, add to the pot of chicken and veggies and stir over medium heat until it thickens. Set aside. 
  5. Make the Pie Crust! Follow the grain free pie crust recipe linked above (and double the recipe for a top and bottom crust). 
  6. Preheat the oven to 350. 
  7. Divide the pie crust into two, and roll out between two sheets of parchment. Place bottom crust in place, add the filling and then put the top crust on. (Note: if you use the parchment as your guide to place the crust in place, it won't break! This crust holds together beautifully!) 
  8. Poke a few hole in the top of the pie with a form, and brush on some oil or melted butter! 
  9. Bake 20-24 minutes. This crust will not get very dark or golden, you know its done when it feels cooked through!

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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  • All orders must weigh at least 7 pounds in order to ship, to ensure everything stays frozen during transit.
  • $75 minimum purchase requirement, since we have built the cost of shipping into the price of each product.
  • You will never be charged extra for shipping.   
  • There is a $7.50 handling fee upon checkout.
  • The South Carolina Chicken Bundles, BBQ Sauce and cookbooks ship from separate locations, so they are not included in the 7 lb weight minimum.  The shopping cart will keep track and remind you if your order is under the 7 lb limit.   

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  • Receive a $25 discount for every 40 pounds you order. This offer excludes items that ship separate such as the South Carolina Chicken. 
  • This is our way of saying thank-you for purchasing in bulk!  
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Stew Beef
All sale items will expire at 10:00 pm CST on Saturday March 8, 2013.

Stew Beef
- 1 lb

Shredded Beef
- 1 lb

Duck Breast
- 1 lb

GoodOnYa - Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
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Beef Bologna

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Beef Snack Sticks

- 8 oz


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