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Healthy Fats, Nightshade News, Steak Sales & Pork Favorites Restock!

March 30, 2014
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
Alabama Grazing  
March has been another chilly month here in Northeast Missouri, and we hope she goes out like a lamb rather than the lion that met us at the start of the month!  We've had a few warm days and see hints of green grass just waiting for warm, rainy spring weather. 

Most of us know how beneficial healthy fats can be to our overall health, and in Kelley Herring's article this week she introduces a certain fat that can help improve brain health, in just one dose.  In answer to many customer demands, we are continuing to add more healthy fats to our menu, and now have Duck Fat in stock, in addition to our Tallow and Lard.  If you haven't tried Duck Fat yet, we think you'll find that it adds a rich flavor to any of your favorite dishes!

Most of us know somebody who is currently affected by diabetes.  Diabetes is a debilitating disease affecting millions of people all over the world.  We invite you to join 40 diabetes experts at the Preventing and Reversing Diabetes Online Summit.  Learn how proper diet, including quality grass-fed meats, fitness, and optimal lifestyle can help prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes.  The Diabetes Summit starts May 5.  Register for free at

The Ribeye Steaks are on sale this week only, making this a great time to stock up for spring grilling season!  Cut from the rib area of the animal, ribeyes are one of the most marbled steaks that we sell.  This marbling adds extra flavor to each steak, making the Ribeye consistently one of our best selling steaks.  

Do you know what nightshades are?  They are affecting thousands of consumers and most people don't realize the culprit to their ailments may be a mixture of spices and vegetables.  Autoimmune disease expert Elieen Laird of Phoenix Helix has written a very informative post on our blog listing exactly which nightshades may be affecting your autoimmune issues, and what you can do to avoid them. 

Selected cuts of beef, lamb, pork, and chicken will experience a price bump on April 1, 2014.

As always, we welcome your comments, suggestions and feedback anytime!  Feel free to visit us on the blog, Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest.   


Spring 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
Beat Stress With US Marine Mind Trick
By: Al Sears, MD   

"I'm at my wits end," Todd B. told me as soon as I closed the exam room door.

"I've seen eight different people. Two diet experts, a nutrition specialist and five different doctors. I'm taking four prescription medications and spending a lot of money on other natural healthcare products. But none of it's working."

He said, "I love being an entrepreneur, but I have to run these companies and I'm working 80 hours a week. I only sleep about 5 hours... I don't even have time to cook for myself. I eat out. I barely have a few minutes to run on the treadmill in my basement."

I teach my physician assistants what to look for, but I can often feel it when I walk into the room with a patient. People with severe stress and adrenal overload have a "pressured" kind of speech. They have an uneasiness you can feel if you're receptive to it.

Todd was overweight, with low energy, anxiety, depression, and an almost non-existent sex drive. My tests showed he had high blood pressure, low testosterone, and high triglyceride levels. He was also deficient in a few key vitamins and nutrients.

I said, "I can help you reverse all of these conditions, but we need to cure the underlying cause."

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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 Fat That Boosts Brain Function
(In Just One Dose!)

By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 


For years, mainstream nutritional advice was that we needed carbohydrates (in the form of glucose) to fuel our brain. This advice seemed to make sense, because the brain can run on sugar... but sugar is not your brain's preferred fuel.

The same is true for your car. While it can run on dragster fuel, this is not what makes the engine in your car run best. In fact, the same fuel that sends a dragster screaming down the race track will quickly burn up the engine in your car.

So, what is the preferred fuel for your brain?


In fact, the brain works much more efficiently on fat, which provides more units of energy per gram than glucose... and which produces fewer waste byproducts in the process.

And while all healthy fats provide this supercharged fuel for the brain, there is one kind of fat that has been found to have especially beneficial effects on brain function...

Coconut Oil: The Healthy Fat That Boosts Brain Function

Coconut oil is rich in a unique kind of fat molecule, called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). The primary benefit of MCTs is that they are highly absorbable, they boost metabolism, and they are converted quickly to energy by the liver.

But 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
 Low Saturated Fat Diets Don't Curb Heart Disease Risk or Help You Live Longer

Diets low in saturated fat don't curb heart disease risk or help you live longer, says a leading US cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy in an editorial in the open access journal Open Heart.

And current dietary advice to replace saturated fats with carbohydrates or omega 6-rich polyunsaturated fats is based on flawed and incomplete data from the 1950s, argues Dr James DiNicolantonio.

Dietary guidelines should be urgently reviewed and the vilification of saturated fats stopped to save lives, he insists.

DiNicolantonio points out that the demonization of saturated fats dates back to 1952, when research suggested a link between high dietary saturated fat intake and deaths from heart disease.

But the study author drew his conclusions on data from six countries, choosing to ignore the data from a further 16, which didn't fit with his hypothesis, and which subsequent analysis of all 22 countries' data, disproved, says DiNicolantonio.

Nevertheless, the bad boy image stuck, particularly after US President Eisenhower had a heart attack in his 50s, points out DiNicolantonio in an accompanying podcast.

And it prompted the belief that since these fats increase total cholesterol - a flawed theory in itself, says DiNicolantonio - they must also increase heart disease risk. And as foodstuffs with the highest calorie density, the thinking was that reduced intake would naturally curb obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.

But the evidence, which continues to mount, suggests otherwise, he says.

There is now a strong argument in favour of the consumption of refined carbohydrates as the causative dietary factor behind the surge in obesity and diabetes in the US, he says.

And while a low fat diet may lower 'bad' (LDL) cholesterol, there are two types of LDL cholesterol. And switching to carbs may increase pattern B (small dense) LDL, which is more harmful to heart health than pattern A (large buoyant) LDL, as well as creating a more unfavorable overall lipid profile, he says.

Furthermore, several other studies indicate that a low carb diet is better for weight loss and lipid profile than a low fat diet, while large observational studies have not found any conclusive proof that a low fat diet cuts cardiovascular disease risk, he says.

But in the race to cut saturated fat intake, several dietary guidelines recommend upping polyunsaturated fat intake.

However, a recent analysis of published trial data shows that replacing saturated fats and trans fatty acids with omega 6 fatty acids, without a corresponding rise in omega 3 fatty acids, seems to increase the risk of death from coronary heart and cardiovascular diseases.

"We need a public health campaign as strong as the one we had in the 70s and 80s demonizing saturated fats, to say that we got it wrong," urges DiNicolantonio in the podcast.

The best diet to boost and maintain heart health is one low in refined carbohydrates, sugars and processed foods, he recommends.

And anyone who has had a heart attack should not be thinking of replacing saturated fats with refined carbs or omega 6 fatty acids - particularly those found in processed vegetable oils containing large amounts of corn or safflower oil, he says.

BMJ-British Medical Journal. "Low saturated fat diets don't curb heart disease risk or help you live longer." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 5 March 2014. <>. 
Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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Cyclical Training Plans to Lose 20 pounds of Fat Before Memorial Day

By: Scott Mendelson




I need to lose 15-20 pounds of body fat before Memorial Day for my six pack to show which is about 60 days from now.  I get bored and as a result intensity can decline doing the same training routine week after week and am looking for a new program to accelerate fat burning while improving arm definition for myself and my niece who trains with me.  Do you use the KISS Fat Loss with all of your clients?   




A cyclical volume and intensity focused training routine is exactly what you need to burn 20 pounds of body fat between now and the start of pool season and to improve arm definition.  I have used cyclical strategies for many years to keep clients on their toes by building significant strategic challenges into the programs.  During the six week training phase you alternate between two different rep/set/speed of rep schemes to keep stimuli fresh and to take advantage of how the body responds to different training formats.  The goal is to drive fat burning hormones through the roof!

Fat Torching Post Workout Nutrition Strategies

I would also like you to implement the Fat Torching Post Workout Nutrition Strategy in the latest blog post which works synergistically with your new training plan below.  Post training nutrition needs change along with the training sessions, allowing for great opportunities to increase fat burning hormones while accelerating recovery from training.  The system is easy to implement with the examples provided.

Prevent Progress Plateaus by Changing Training Stimuli

The exercises stay the same throughout the six week training phase allowing for the continuity needed for you to maximize work output...

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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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Bacon Chorizo Chipotle Smothered Meatloaf
Bacon Chorizo Meatloaf

  • 1 pound ground beef 
  • 1 pound ground chorizo 
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped 
  • 1 cup chopped button mushrooms 
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped 
  • 1/4 white onion, minced 
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1 cup almond flour 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper 
  • 1/2 pound bacon 
  • 2-3 tablespoons Sir Kensington's Chipotle Mayo or homemade chipotle mayo 
  • chopped green onions, to garnish  


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 
  2. Place all ingredients, except for the bacon, mayo and green onions, in a large bowl and mix well with your hands until combined. 
  3. Put all the mixture into a 95 baking dish. Cut the bacon strips in half so they fit across the baking dish perfectly. Layer the bacon down the baking dish, overlapping the bacon slightly and covering all the meat mixture. Tuck the sides of the bacon in so they don't turn up while they bake. 
  4. Place in oven and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Then turn on broiler and cook for less than 5 minutes, just to brown the bacon a little more. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't burn. 
  5. Garnish with chipotle mayo and green onions.    

Recipe and photo are courtesy of Juli Bauer at PaleOMG.  Her website is a wealth of information and recipes, and her cookbook is a wonderful resource in any kitchen!

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


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Ribeye Steaks
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