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Eat More Liver - Here's How!

October 12, 2014
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
Are you eating enough liver?  Liver is a powerhouse of vitamins and nutrients, but can be quite intimidating to prepare.  We are trying to make that easier.  Our newest feature chefs - Grass Fed Girl blogger Caitlin Weeks & acclaimed chef Nabil Boumrar, have prepared a delicacy, which you can find in our recipe section below.  Their Braised Liver & Mushrooms recipe has a healthy mix of spices that masks the usual "twang" taste of liver, and slow cooking gives it a great texture that your whole family will enjoy.  New York Times bestselling author and good friend of the couple Diane Sanfilippo loved their food so much that she collaborated with them on their new book:  Mediterranean Paleo Cooking.  With over 150 recipes, meal plans (for general health and for those following an autoimmune protocol), shopping lists, nutritionist's tips, and so much more - this is a unique cookbook that will add zest to any kitchen!  You can find more information on our feature chefs here, and be sure to check out more of their authentic Mediterranean recipes on our monthly recipe page

For more sneaky ways to add liver to your diet, we highly suggest organ sausages - Braunschweiger and Liverwurst both have healthy doses of liver, and are very tasty topped with a slice of raw cheese.   Kelley Herring's article - 6 Reasons to Eat Offal goes into great detail about the specific nutritional benefits of liver and other organ meats, and offers great suggestions and ways to sneak more offal meat into your diet and normal dinner dishes!

We are all very aware that we should be exercising, probably more than most of us do now.  But do you know why?  Here are 12 great reasons to exercise more, and the benefits associated with doing so go above and beyond just losing weight. 

Did you know?  On this day back in 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas and because of this historic event, tomorrow is a national holiday.  (We will still be open and shipping as usual.)  Columbus Day is also celebrated in many Latin American & Caribbean countries as well. 

Patriotic Regards,

John, Lee Ann, Tressa, Jennifer, Amanda & Laura on behalf of the farm families of US Wellness Meats.

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Cardiologists Bungle Blood Pressure  
By: Al Sears, MD   

My old office manager J.F. was on beta-blockers for high blood pressure.

I put her on a treadmill once to give her a test and nothing happened.

She got extremely short of breath, but her heart couldn't keep up. It was still at 80 bpm. She couldn't challenge her heart and make it stronger because of the drug from her cardiologist.

How did this happen? Because no one has messed up modern medicine more than cardiologists.

They're all about the methodology of using heart drugs and technology, but are opposed to the general concept of analyzing your health and how to improve it.

It's a true but sad state of affairs that a cardiologist can't tell you any more about how to improve the health of your heart than the average person you meet on the street. They know virtually nothing about it.

They know how to use drugs. But the drugs are not health enhancing...

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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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5 Reasons to Eat Offal
(And 6 Delicious Ways to Enjoy It!)

By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 


Once reserved for the obligatory standard meal of "liver and onions", offal has taken the culinary world by storm. And for good reason...

Not only does offal - which includes organ meats, bones, trimmings and pretty much everything in between - provide rich tastes and unique textures to a wide variety of cuisines, it is also some of the most nutrient-dense food you could put on your plate.

Of course, for many people, the idea of "nose-to-tail" eating may be a bit off-putting.

But today I'm going to show you five reasons why you should be eating these superfoods... plus six simple ways to make them delicious (or sneak them into your meals without a trace!).

Offal: The Disease-Fighting Nutritional "Supplement"

Nutrient-dense organ meats provide a stark contrast to the calorie-rich, nutrient-poor diets most Americans consume today. In fact, gram for gram, organs provide greater nutrient density than any other food we consume.
A study published in Horticultural Science illustrates why this is so important...

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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
Healthy Fats Help Diseased Heart Muscle Process, Use Fuel  

Oleate, a common dietary fat found in olive oil, restored proper metabolism of fuel in an animal model of heart failure. 

The findings are reported in the journal Circulation by researchers at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.

Heart failure affects nearly 5 million Americans, and more than half a million new cases are diagnosed each year. Heart failure is not the same as having a heart attack - it is a chronic disease state where the heart becomes enlarged, or hypertrophic, in response to chronic high blood pressure which requires it to work harder to pump blood. As the heart walls grow thick, the volume of blood pumped out diminishes and can no longer supply the body with enough nutrients.

Failing hearts are also unable to properly process or store the fats they use for fuel, which are contained within tiny droplets called lipid bodies in heart muscle cells. The inability to use fats, the heart's primary fuel source, causes the muscle to become starved for energy. Fats failing hearts manage to metabolize break down into toxic intermediary by-products that further contribute to heart disease.

Lewandowski and his colleagues looked at how healthy and failing intact, beating rat hearts reacted to being supplied with either oleate or palmitate, a fat associated with the Western diet and found in dairy products, animal fats and palm oil.

When the researchers perfused failing rat hearts with oleate, "we saw an immediate improvement in how the hearts contracted and pumped blood," said E. Douglas Lewandowski, director of the UIC Center for Cardiovascular Research and senior and corresponding author on the study.

Lewandowski and colleagues tracked the location of fat molecules in the cells of the diseased hearts by tagging them with a nonradioactive heavy isotope of carbon, which is detected using magnetic resonance spectroscopy. This technology allows researchers to watch biochemical reactions, like metabolism, as they occur in real-time in functioning organs. Using this technique, Lewandowski noticed that the metabolism of fats within the cardiac cells of these hearts became normalized.

In contrast, when the researchers perfused the diseased hearts with palmitate, fat metabolism was imbalanced, and cells struggled to access fuel. There was also a rise in toxic fatty byproducts - another consequence of dysregulated fat metabolism.

In addition to balancing fat metabolism and reducing toxic fat metabolites in hypertrophic hearts, Lewandowski said, oleate also restored the activation of several genes for enzymes that metabolize fat.

"These genes are often suppressed in hypertrophic hearts," he said. "So the fact that we can restore beneficial gene expression, as well as more balanced fat metabolism, plus reduce toxic fat metabolites, just by supplying hearts with oleate - a common dietary fat - is a very exciting finding."

"This gives more proof to the idea that consuming healthy fats like oleate can have a significantly positive effect on cardiac health," Lewandowski said -- even after disease has begun.

University of Illinois at Chicago. "Healthy fats help diseased heart muscle process, use fuel." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 29 September 2014. <>. 


Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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Tri Phase Training: Burn 10 lbs of Fat & Gain 10 Pounds of Muscle in 12 Weeks!


By: Scott Mendelson



I have been reading your column for a while and it seems most of the info is geared to fat loss training.  I would like to gain 10 pounds of muscle while losing 10 pounds of body fat to improve my physique, reduce the likelihood of injury and to increase my strength to do chores around my ranch part time.  What training and nutrition approach to you suggest to achieve these goals?



I would suggest Tri Phase Rep Executions to support your goals of losing ten pounds of body fat while gaining ten pounds of muscle.  As we discussed by email, if our goal is to accomplish this in 12 weeks along with improved functional strength which goes hand in hand with injury prevention.  Thanks for sending your last six months of training and nutrition records which gave me a great deal of helpful information for planning your new routines.  I see many gaps in the training routine that can lead to injury.  Part of our focus will be to address weak areas which will bring the body back into proper balance which in turn improves strength while making you more resistant to injury.

It is important to note that you have been training for 24 years which means that your nervous system is very mature and adapts to training stimuli very quickly. As a 44-year-old executive with your fair share of stress, you must focus on quality over quantity as it relates to training sessions to avoid overtraining.  Tri Phase Rep Executions are just what you need to stimulate fast twitch muscle fibers for growth while increasing fat burning hormones. Four training sessions per week of 45 minutes or less will be perfect for you!

You Must Change Your Food Intake At Least Twice Per Week!

Burning ten pounds of body fat while gaining ten pounds of muscle in 12 weeks is not easy; however with the right strategy in place...

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Braised Liver & Mushrooms
Ingredients: BraisedLIver&Mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, ghee, or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 lb beef liver, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • fine sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground caraway seeds (optional)
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms (about 8 ounces whole)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • In a sauté pan, melt the fat over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 2 minutes, until translucent. Add the liver and sauté for 1 minute. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and the garlic, cumin, and caraway to the liver and sauté the mixture for 1 minute.
  • Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook for 3 more minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and 2 cups of water.
  • Simmer the liver, uncovered, for about 30 minutes, until tender. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer the liver and mushrooms to a serving bowl and garnish with the cilantro.
Slow Cooker Directions:
  • Place all of the ingredients except the cilantro in a slow cooker and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours. Garnish with the cilantro. Serve and enjoy.

*Chef's Tip:
Braising liver in a sauce is a great way to improve its texture and flavor. The spices mask the liver flavor that some people do not like, and the slow cooking gives the liver a more pleasing texture.

*Nutritionist's Tip:
A mere 3 1/2 ounces of liver has nearly 147 percent of the daily recommended value of folate, which is important for healthy reproductive function and proper fetal development. Folate is also crucial in preventing anemia and gingivitis, and it is helpful for digestive system disorders.  



This recipe and photo are courtesy of our feature chefs - Grass Fed Girl blogger Caitlin Weeks & acclaimed chef Nabil Boumrar, authors of the popular new cookbook, Mediterranean Paleo Cooking.  Visit our monthly recipe page for more of their exclusive Mediterranean recipes!

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