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Sitting can kill you. Rather too much sitting, can kill you, even if you are exercising. Results of a new study have been released explaining how we can be more susceptible to contracting various diseases if we are too sedentary, even if we exercise. Much of our daily lives are now spent sitting behind a computer, or staring at a TV screen. However more and more workplaces are offering their employees standing workstations, tread desks or more breaks throughout the day to try and break these trends. We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on how to be more active during the workday. Feel free to share any ideas with us via email, Facebook or Twitter.
If you enjoyed Kelley Herring's recent article about pressure cooking, one the of healthiest ways to cook, and the Instant Pot, be sure to see our recipe section below for an easy way to try out your new cooker. Also check out her current article on the newest 'superfood' and how you can make broth in your pressure cooker!
We are so lucky here at US Wellness to be able to team up with some of the best companies in the food business. Take Askinosie Chocolate for example, they have been receiving national accolades for years, and this article is just another reason why their good deeds are known around the world. If you haven't tried their dark & white chocolate yet, you are missing out!
Are you ready for the big game? We have stocked up on chicken wings and short ribs and are ready for a relaxing Sunday. We wish everybody a happy Super Bowl weekend!
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|Dr. Al Sears|
Only 2% Of My Cancer Patients Have Had This Checked
By: Dr. Al Sears, MD
I saw a patient recently who has stage four breast cancer.
She'd been to some of the best hospitals and specialists for care. Before she came to me she'd had a mastectomy and chemotherapy. Then the cancer spread to her backbone and she had radiation treatment.
Yet still, after all that time and until she came to my clinic, no one had mentioned a possible estrogen problem. No one ever bothered to measure her estrogen. They never looked at whether her breast cancer was estrogen positive or progesterone positive.
The rates of most cancers have stabilized. Most cancers aren't a death sentence the way they used to be. But there are five cancers where the rates are still going up. They are breast cancer, endometrial cancer, cervical, ovarian and prostate cancer.
And the number one thing you have to do with these cancers is measure the estrogen in the blood. Unless you're doing that it's malpractice.
Most places test tissue samples for estrogen receptors. Except most of them do nothing with the results. Probably only 2% of the patients who come to me with those cancers have had their estrogen checked by an oncologist.
So I feel like now is the time to come out strongly and talk about where some of these cancers are coming from and how to prevent and take the fight to these cancers.
One of the most widespread chemical offenders that causes a huge jump in estrogen...
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.
The Superfood Drink That Will Keep You Young
By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet
Creaky knees... aching joints... fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin...
Are these the inevitable effects of aging? Or could they be the result of decades of poor nutrition?
The truth is that many of the common signs of aging can be attributed to our population's dependence on highly-processed, carbohydrate-rich foods and unhealthy fats. However, there is also a key ingredient missing in our modern diet - one that was ever-present in the diets of our ancestors.
And as you are about to see, the research shows that the absence of this food could be another major contributor to disease and degeneration as we age. The good news is that it is easy and delicious to get more of it in your diet. So, what is this ancient anti-aging superfood?Gelatin.
If you grew up in the last hundred years, the word "gelatin" may conjure images of big bowls of brightly-colored dessert at potluck dinners... the Jello molds of the 1950's... or the giggly squares of brightly colored Jello in the 1980's.
Of course, these forms of gelatin are anything but healthy. But when you strip away the chemical food coloring, sugar, artificial sweeteners and additives, what is left can truly be called a superfood. Unfortunately, however, it is one that has all but disappeared from the plates and bowls of our modern society...Continue Reading...
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|
Why All-Nighters Don't Work: How Sleep, Memory Go Hand-in-Hand
Want to ace that test tomorrow? Here's a tip: Put down the coffee and hit the sack.
Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected. Most animals, from flies to humans, have trouble remembering when sleep deprived, and studies have shown that sleep is critical in converting short-term into long-term memory, a process known as memory consolidation.
But just how that process works has remained a mystery.
The question is, does the mechanism that promotes sleep also consolidate memory, or do two distinct processes work together? In other words, is memory consolidated during sleep because the brain is quiet, allowing memory neurons to go to work, or are memory neurons actually putting us to sleep?
In a recent paper in the journal eLife
, graduate students Paula Haynes and Bethany Christmann in the Griffith Lab make a case for the latter.
Haynes and Christmann focused their research on dorsal paired medial (DPM) neurons, well-known memory consolidators in Drosophila. They observed, for the first time, that when DPM neurons are activated, the flies slept more; when deactivated, the flies kept buzzing.
These memory consolidators inhibit wakefulness as they start converting short-term to long-term memory. All this takes place in a section of the Drosophila brain called the mushroom body, similar to the hippocampus, where our memories are stored. As it turns out, the parts of the mushroom body responsible for memory and learning also help keep the Drosophila awake.
"It's almost as if that section of the mushroom body were saying 'hey, stay awake and learn this,'" says Christmann. "Then, after a while, the DPM neurons start signaling to suppress that section, as if to say 'you're going to need sleep if you want to remember this later.'"
Understanding how sleep and memory are connected in a simple system, like Drosophila, can help scientists unravel the secrets of the human brain.
"Knowing that sleep and memory overlap in the fly brain can allow researchers to narrow their search in humans," Christmann says. "Eventually, it could help us figure out how sleep or memory is affected when things go wrong, as in the case of insomnia or memory disorders."
Brandeis University. "Why all-nighters don't work: How sleep, memory go hand-in-hand." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 23 January 2015. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150123121735.htm>.
|Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A|
6 Pack Training for a Razor Sharp Core & Super Bowl Feast Options
By: Scott Mendelson
I am 14% body fat and would like to get to 8% by April 1 while improving definition with advanced training routines that take less than 45 minutes. What do you suggest? How do I stay on track with my nutrition plan despite big distractions such as the Super Bowl which is Feb 1? 1-2 times per month I am going to an event where I do not control the menu and end up blowing it big time with the diet.
New Orleans, LA
I would highly suggest 6 Pack Training to burn body fat fast and get you into the single digit body fat percentage range to show off a razor sharp set of abs for April 1! Reviewing your current training and nutrition plan helped me select the right plan to fit your needs. You have a great deal of training experience with over 15 years of training, so we need to venture into some new techniques to provide fresh stimuli for the muscles as well as your nervous system.
We chose six exercises in a strategic sequence to be done in a row with only 45 seconds rest between sets to drive up fat burning hormones. Certain muscles will rest while others work to help you maximize performance, but there is a powerful neurological advantage to this set arrangement (alternating pushing and pulling movements) allowing for your strength levels to climb despite very short rest periods. Packing a large volume of high intensity work into a relatively short period of time will fire up fat burning hormones fast!Continue Reading...
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Dear Wellness Meats,
I just wanted to let you know how amazing your products are after enjoying my first order. I have never had meats that tasted so fresh! I wonder what have I been eating all these years from the supermarkets? Whole Foods meats taste the same as any other supermarket but your meats are sooooo good! I will be calling to put in my second order soon. Thank you for your hard work, respect and commitment to God's animals and His planet. For He loves His animals and this beautiful planet earth.
Directions: Instant Stew
- 3 lbs stew beef (or chuck roast or short ribs, see note below), cut into chunks
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp white rice flour (optional)
- 2 tbsp ghee
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 3/4 cup red wine (Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon)
- 3 cups beef broth
- 3 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
- 3 parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks
- 3 celery stalks, cut into chunks
- 1.5 lbs waxy potatoes (red, golden, etc), cut into chunks
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme (1/2 tsp dried okay)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 small handful parsley, chopped
- Combine the beef, salt, pepper, and rice flour; toss to dust the beef evenly.
- Plug in your Instant Pot and press the "Saute" button. Add the ghee and warm until melted and shimmering, about 3 minutes. Add 1/3 of the beef and saute until browned, about 6 minutes, then remove the beef and add another 1/3 of the beef. Continue until the rest of the beef has cooked, about 20 minutes total; set the beef aside.
- Add the onion and sauté until softened, about 4 minutes, then add the garlic and tomato paste. Sauté until aromatic, about 30 seconds, then add the wine and broth. Bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Add the beef (and any accumulated juices), carrots, parsnips, celery, potatoes, and thyme.
- Cover and set the Instant Pot to "Meat/Stew" (high pressure) for 20 minutes. Once the Instant Pot finishes, wait until it depressurizes, about 15 minutes. You'll know it's ready when you can remove the lid easily.
- Gently remove the solid ingredients from the pot (the carrots and parsnips will be very tender) and set aside. Set the Instant Pot to "Saute" again and simmer the sauce until reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Taste and add salt or pepper if needed. Return the solid ingredients to the pot, stir in the chopped parsley, then serve.
- In step #2, set the stovetop to medium heat and use a dutch oven. In step #3, only add the beef and thyme. In step #4, cover and simmer on low until the beef is just tender, about 1.5 to 2 hours, then add the vegetables; simmer until the vegetables and meat are tender, another 20 minutes. Proceed to step #5 to finish the recipe.
** Stew beef is fairly lean and sourced from various beef cuts; 20 mins is a pretty standard pressure cooking time for most cuts. You can also use a cut with more connective tissue, like chuck or short ribs; be sure to adjust the pressure cooking time to 25 minutes to make sure it's tender. If you're using bone-in meat, throw the bones into the pot after cutting up the meat. Fish them out before serving, and re-use them to make broth as well.
** Instead of celery stalks, consider using celery root (cut into chunks). The texture is similar to potatoes and still imparts a celery flavor. Other root vegetables will work as well, like turnips and rutabaga.
** When making meat dishes, it's important not to force-depressurize the Instant Pot by turning its valve to "steam", as it can result in a mealy texture. Just give it time to depressurize on its own.
This recipe and photo are courtesy of our good friend Russ Crandall, author of the very popular blog The Domestic Man. For more paleo-friendly recipes, be sure to pick up one of his cookbooks! If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email us.
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to offer some of the highest quality, grass-fed buffalo that are still grazing on the Great Plains as their ancestors did many years ago.
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