Happy New Year! We hope your 2015 is off to a great start. If a healthy diet or new eating plan is part of your New Year's resolutions, we are here to help! If you are looking for hard-to-find sugar-free meats, AIP-friendly foods, or some of our paleo favorites, visit our website! Also, our good friends at Primal Palate have just shared 10 Tips on How to Go Paleo For a Month. This is a great way to kick of your new year!
Do you struggle with blood sugar levels? Do you know how fats affect blood sugar levels? What about the different types of fat? Kelly Herring's article below offers some invaluable information about blood sugar levels and how healthy fats can play a big role in stabilizing those levels.
We added several new products this year to keep up with customer wishes. One of those are the Thai Marinated Sirloin Snacks. These handy snacks are cut from the sirloin, sliced thin, marinated slowly and then cooked to rare, so they can be eaten right out of the package. They are an easy travel snack, make a great addition to your child's lunchbox and are on sale this week only!
We are back on our regular shipping schedule starting this week. We will be shipping Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday as usual, and appreciate the patience of every customer who had an order in transit over the holidays.
Our fresh deadline will be this Friday, January 9. If you would like to order fresh (never frozen!) grass-fed beef, a real rarity, then please have your order in by 12:00 noon CST on Friday.
We hope your 2015 is off to a prosperous start! We truly appreciate your patronage and support throughout 2014 and we look forward to another exciting and busy year. As always, we welcome any feedback, thoughts, concerns or questions. We can be reached anytime via email, Facebook, Twitter, or on the Blog.
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|Dr. Al Sears|
A Nutrition Pioneer
By: Dr. Al Sears, MD
I got a great magazine in the mail last week. It's a TIME
special edition about all my heroes in science. Sir Isaac Newton, Einstein, Pasteur...
I read a little further and I was happy to see Linus Pauling. I thought, "Great! They recognized what a pioneer he was..."
I was excited because Pauling is someone who's close to home for me. He was a scientist who then became a nutritionist, and he was a contrarian. Someone who said to mainstream doctors, "You guys have missed the boat."
didn't say that about him. Instead, they chose to portray him as someone who went off the deep end. They wrote, "To many people, alas, the towering scientist who transformed chemistry is simply the guy who oversold vitamin C."
And they say his claims for vitamin C never proved out.
I can't just let this pass, because they're dead wrong...Continue Reading...
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.
Concerned About Blood Sugar?
Eat More of THIS!
By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet
If your goal is to enjoy strength, health and clarity of mind well into your later years, one of your main objectives should be to maintain healthy blood sugar balance.
Of course, consistently high blood sugar levels can lead to diabetes. But it can also dramatically increase your risk for heart disease, Alzheimer's, cancer and accelerate the aging process (including adding wrinkles to your skin).
You probably already know that a low-carbohydrate diet is the key to keeping your blood sugar levels in a healthy range. But you might not know just how important it is to also consume adequate amounts of healthy fats.Time and time again, diets that are rich in healthy fats and low in carbohydrates have been proven to produce healthier outcomes for diabetics.
But before we look deeper into the benefits of healthy fats, let's take a look at...How a Low Fat Diet Actually Promotes Diabetes
By eating a low-fat diet, calories that would normally come from fat and protein are displaced by carbohydrates.
A diet rich in carbs causes blood sugar levels to rise. This causes the pancreas to release insulin to escort the sugar from the blood into muscle cells to be used as fuel. But it doesn't take long before your muscle cells have stored all the sugar they can hold. Then sugar gets shuttled to another place...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|
Could Playing Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker' and Other Music Improve Kids' Brains?
Children who play the violin or study piano could be learning more than just Mozart. A University of Vermont College of Medicine child psychiatry team has found that musical training might also help kids focus their attention, control their emotions and diminish their anxiety. Their research is published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
James Hudziak, M.D., professor of psychiatry and director of the Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families, and colleagues including Matthew Albaugh, Ph.D., and graduate student research assistant Eileen Crehan, call their study "the largest investigation of the association between playing a musical instrument and brain development."
The research continues Hudziak's work with the National Institutes of Health Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Study of Normal Brain Development. Using its database, the team analyzed the brain scans of 232 children ages 6 to 18.
As children age, the cortex - the outer layer of the brain - changes in thickness. In previous analysis of MRI data, Hudziak and his team discovered that cortical thickening or thinning in specific areas of the brain reflected the occurrence of anxiety and depression, attention problems, aggression and behavior control issues even in healthy kids - those without a diagnosis of a disorder or mental illness. With this study, Hudziak wanted to see whether a positive activity, such as music training, would influence those indicators in the cortex.
The study supports The Vermont Family Based Approach, a model Hudziak created to establish that the entirety of a young person's environment - parents, teachers, friends, pets, extracurricular activities - contributes to his or her psychological health. "Music is a critical component in my model," Hudziak says.
The authors found evidence they expected - that music playing altered the motor areas of the brain, because the activity requires control and coordination of movement. Even more important to Hudziak were changes in the behavior-regulating areas of the brain. For example, music practice influenced thickness in the part of the cortex that relates to "executive functioning, including working memory, attentional control, as well as organization and planning for the future," the authors write.
A child's musical background also appears to correlate with cortical thickness in "brain areas that play a critical role in inhibitory control, as well as aspects of emotion processing."
The findings bolster Hudziak's hypothesis that a violin might help a child battle psychological disorders even better than a bottle of pills. "We treat things that result from negative things, but we never try to use positive things as treatment," he says.
Such an approach may prove difficult to accomplish. According to the study's authors, research from the U.S. Department of Education indicates that three-quarters of U.S. high school students "rarely or never" take extracurricular lessons in music or the arts.
"Such statistics, when taken in the context of our present neuroimaging results," the authors write, "underscore the vital importance of finding new and innovative ways to make music training more widely available to youths, beginning in childhood."
University of Vermont. "Could playing Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker' and other music improve kids' brains?." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 23 December 2014. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141223132546.htm>.
|Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A|
Rapid Fat Loss New Year Proven Success Strategies to Lose 15 pounds of Fat FAST
By: Scott Mendelson
I am by no means "fat", but I do want to lose 15 pounds of body fat by April 1 for a vacation/family reunion. During the last several New Years I have gotten off to a good start with progress, but by mid to late February my rate of progress falls off and so does my compliance. I do not want to invest time and effort to just being average, rather I want my condition and energy levels to be exceptional! My job stress can be high and my time to exercise is limited to 3-4 hours per week. What are the keys to reaching important goals based on your experience?
I like your attitude Gil! Why settle for average rates of progress when you can get on the fast track with the right strategies for your needs! Your goals are specific and time sensitive which is perfect. The training and nutrition strategies are absolutely critical for driving rapid fat loss along with high energy levels. Methods must improve in a strategic fashion every six weeks approximately to avoid progress plateaus which otherwise damage compliance. "I Eat Pretty Clean" Means What Exactly?
I hear the above statement several times per day and upon further investigation into a client history it becomes clear that they make good food choices for the most part, but no clear strategy is in place to force the body to burn more stored fat as fuel. I agree with your conclusion that the grass-fed beef has helped to improve you energy levels. Now is the time to include more organic protein choices to expand the variety in your diet which prevents boredom. We will also include cage free eggs, chickens, grass-fed lamb, bison, wild-caught fish/seafood and more!Shift Back Into Rapid Fat Burning Following Big Holiday Meals
Since you indulged during several holiday meals this would be the perfect time to reduce the carbohydrate intake in favor of...Continue Reading...
for free copies of the Rapid Fat Burning Tools, Belly Fat Slashing Tips, the Kiss Rapid Fat Loss Nutrition Male & Female Plans, and Success Calendars. Email Scott@infinityfitness.com
to discuss your barriers to success and get a personal response right away!
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I just received my packaged in the mail today, and I had to write:I can't thank you enough!!!The packaging was AMAZING!The beef, bison, and pork were AMAZING!Your support (last email) went WAY BEYOND MY EXPECTATION!I'm a young physician & bodybuilder in training. I consume several pounds of meat per day. (I do paleo and sometimes a raw paleo diet). I've tried meat from trader joes, whole foods, etc. Yours is WAY better.You have definitely acquired a customer for life! I will be purchasing ALL of my meat (the majority of my diet) for me and my family through you. For many many years to come! I look forward to telling all of my physician colleagues in the future about you and your company as well.I can't thank you enough! Sincerely,Serge from Boston, Massachusetts.
Directions: Braised Lamb Shanks with Caramelized Carrots
- 1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, ghee, or tallow
- 1 Vidalia Onion, sliced
- 5 cloves Garlic, smashed
- 5 pieces Celery, whole stalks, plus the greens for braising
- 1 sprig fresh Rosemary, chopped
- 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/4 cup Coconut Aminos
- 1 cup Beef Bone Broth
- 6 oz Tomato Paste
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- 1 Tbsp Tallow
- 4 Lamb Shanks, half shanks
- Prior to cooking, make sure that you have beef broth on hand, either purchased or homemade.
- Removed the lamb shanks from the fridge, and allow to come up to room temperature, rinse and pat dry. You can leave them out while you start cooking the braising mixture.
- In a large cast iron soup pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
- Add the onion to the pot, and saute, adding a pinch of salt to season as well as allow the onions to release some liquid.
- After a minute or so, add the garlic to the pot, and continue to saute.
- After another minute, add the celery and rosemary to the pot, and continue to saute until the vegetables have softened.
- Whisk the balsamic vinegar and coconut aminos together, and pour over the vegetables. Stir to evenly combine. Turn the heat down to medium-low, and let the vegetables cook in the liquid for about 3-5 minutes.
- Add the beef broth to the pot, and stir to combine. Season with a pinch of salt and black pepper.
- Add the tomato paste to the pot, and stir until it is evenly combined. Allow to cook for about a minute, and then remove from heat.
- Season the lamb shanks with salt, and heat the tallow (or your choice of frying fat) in a cast iron skillet over high heat.
- Sear the lamb shanks until brown on all sides, about 5 minutes total.
- Transfer the lamb shanks to the pot with the braising liquid, turning to coat with liquid.
- Bring lamb shanks to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer and cover.
- Cook for about two and a half hours, checking every so often, and rotating the lamb shanks. They will be finished when the meat is tender and can fall off the bone.
This recipe and photo are courtesy of our good friends Hayley & Bill from Primal Palate. Their research and recipes are an inspiration to so many struggling with allergies, intolerances and a host of diets and eating plans. If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email us.
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