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Make-Ahead & Take-Along Paleo Snacks

March 1, 2015
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
When transitioning to a paleo diet, one of the biggest struggles people report is finding healthy snack options.  We are here to help this week!  Be sure to read Kelley Herring's article below: 12 Make-Ahead & Take-Along Paleo Snacks.  She  explains how you can easily have paleo snacks on hand at any time of the day for even the pickiest of eaters!  For more healthy paleo snacking ideas, see our Paleo Favorites category online.

If you are needing to stock up on healthy snacks, now is a great time.  Our best selling Beef Snack Sticks are on sale this week only, and this doesn't happen very often!  Their soft texture and great flavor make Snack Sticks a hands-down favorite for both young and old.  If you are looking for a handy afternoon snack, a lunch box filler or even something to go with your eggs for breakfast, these are a great choice.  Made with 100% grass-fed beef, a handful of clean spices, and free of preservatives, nitrates and MSG, they are sure to please.  Also on sale are the tasty Thai Marinated Sirloin Snacks. These are ready to eat right from the package, or can be warmed up for a very quick lunch or dinner treat. 

Changes in pork pricing from our supplier, and a recent price increase in lamb processing charges will precipitate an increase in several pork and lamb cuts March 6th.  Both prices should be stable for the balance of 2015. A small percentage of beef prices will see a similar increase with tightening supplies of grass-fed cattle.

March is coming in like a lion here in Northeast Missouri - a cold, snowy lion!  We're hoping that this is the end of our winter weather and are looking forward to sending March out like a lamb.  Even though it has been cold here, we have very happy US Wellness cattle in sunny, southern Alabama that are thriving on sunny skies and green pastures.  Check out our farm photos below for all the details. 

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

Moving Day is Every Day



By: Dr. Al Sears, MD


I know it's kind of a necessity to sit at a computer these days.

But sitting for long periods of time, whether it's in front of a screen or otherwise, can be deadly.

I've seen what a sedentary lifestyle does to people because I treat them every day. But what the Annals of Internal Medicine found shocked even me.

The journal did an analysis where they looked at the results of over 40 other studies. Each study looked at risk of disease and early death for people who sit for long periods of time compared with those who don't, and the effects of exercise on both.

They found that if you sit for very long periods of time, even if you interrupt that with a vigorous workout, you're still around 16% more likely to die of any cause than people who don't sit for very long periods at a time.1

That agrees with some harsh numbers from a study out of the National Cancer Institute.

They looked at more than 240,000 people, ages 50-71 years old. None had cancer or heart disease when the study started. They followed the people for eight and a half years.

People who were sedentary for more than 7 hours a day - even if they exercised every day - had a 61% higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, and a 22% higher risk of dying from cancer compared to those who were sedentary for less than an hour.2

Sitting in general is associated with a higher risk of dying ALL causes...

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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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12 Make-Ahead & Take-Along
Superfood Paleo Snacks

By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 



If you've recently transitioned to a Paleo diet, you may feel that finding suitable snack foods is one of the biggest challenges about this way of eating.

And while conventional snack like chips, crackers and trail mix are certainly "off the menu," it would seem that many widely-available foods (like nut mixes or dried fruit) would fit the Paleo template. Unfortunately, many of these contain unwanted ingredients like added sugars, vegetable oil and soy.

But today I'm going to share with you a dozen healthy Paleo snacks that you can make ahead and take along. Not only will these great snacks satisfy cravings between meals - they'll also provide your body with a powerful source of age-defying, muscle-building nutrients, and are kid-friendly to boot.

Power Up Your Nutrition with Superfood Paleo Snacks

1.    Meatballs & Sliders:  Packed with protein and freezer-friendly, meatballs and sliders made with ground grass-fed beef, bison or turkey are a great way to satisfy a craving fast and keep you full until meal time. You can make them plain, add your toppings of choice later, or even include some ethnic seasonings for more interest. For Thai-style, add coconut aminos, lemongrass and ginger. For Mediterranean, try thyme, oregano and basil.

2.    Paleo Muffins: Great for breakfast, after a workout or as an afternoon snack with a smear of Kerrygold butter, paleo muffins made with coconut flour and almond flour are a great way to scratch the itch for bread... without derailing your diet on grains. Add organic pumpkin, chia and blueberries for more nutrients and great flavor.

3.    Rumaki: Looking for a great way to sneak more superfood liver in your diet? The mock-Polynesian recipe of rumaki - chicken livers and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon is a great way. Opt for coconut aminos in place of the soy sauce...

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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
A New University of Michigan Study Confirms What Has Long Been Suspected:
Highly Processed Foods Like Chocolate, Pizza & French Fries Are Among the Most Addictive. 

This is one of the first studies to examine specifically which foods may be implicated in "food addiction," which has become of growing interest to scientists and consumers in light of the obesity epidemic.

Previous studies in animals conclude that highly processed foods, or foods with added fat or refined carbohydrates (like white flour and sugar), may be capable of triggering addictive-like eating behavior. Clinical studies in humans have observed that some individuals meet the criteria for substance dependence when the substance is food.

Despite highly processed foods generally known to be highly tasty and preferred, it is unknown whether these types of foods can elicit addiction-like responses in humans, nor is it known which specific foods produce these responses, said Ashley Gearhardt, U-M assistant professor of psychology.

Unprocessed foods, with no added fat or refined carbohydrates like brown rice and salmon, were not associated with addictive-like eating behavior.

Individuals with symptoms of food addiction or with higher body mass indexes reported greater problems with highly processed foods, suggesting some may be particularly sensitive to the possible "rewarding" properties of these foods, said Erica Schulte, a U-M psychology doctoral student and the study's lead author.

"If properties of some foods are associated with addictive eating for some people, this may impact nutrition guidelines, as well as public policy initiatives such as marketing these foods to children," Schulte said.

Nicole Avena, assistant professor of pharmacology and systems therapeutics at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and a co-author on the study, explained the significance of the findings.

"This is a first step towards identifying specific foods, and properties of foods, which can trigger this addictive response," she said. "This could help change the way we approach obesity treatment. It may not be a simple matter of 'cutting back' on certain foods, but rather, adopting methods used to curtail smoking, drinking and drug use."

Future research should examine whether addictive foods are capable of triggering changes in brain circuitry and behavior like drugs of abuse, the researchers said.

University of Michigan. "Want pizza, chocolate, French fries? Highly processed foods linked to addictive eating." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 February 2015. <>.

Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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Blasting the Beer Belly with 50 Caliber Training for the Beach!


By: Scott Mendelson



I am very lean everywhere except my belly and no matter what I do I just cannot get rid of the fat in that area.  There is also a consistent bloated feeling that pushes out my stomach almost like I swallowed a small beach ball.  I have what I can consider good habits in place regarding nutrition and training, but you may have a different take.  What can I do to get rid of this beer belly and show off some abs this summer?  



I would highly recommend 50 Caliber Training to burn off belly fat and strategic nutrition changes to lower body fat and get rid of the bloating.  Thanks for sending your pictures and training/nutrition logs as this info helped me spot the sources of your problems very quickly.  I agree that you have some good habits in place, but after five years of consistent efforts your strategies have not evolved at all.  You have consumed the same foods prepared in the same way for five years and your body is no longer responding well.    

I have been designing customized training and nutrition programs for clients for ten years and there is no substitute for having the right strategy in place to fuel a fast transformation.  Now is the time for strategic change to support rapid fat loss.  Check out this blog post which provides strategies for Blasting your Beer Belly Fast.

It is difficult for most trainees to accept that programs that were successful in the past no longer work

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Finally ordered some goodies from US Wellness Meats.  Beef Braunschweiger with my breakfast today.  SO GOOD!

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Honey Sesame Wings

Honey Sesame Wings  

Honey Sesame Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
Wing Ingredients:
  • 24 chicken wings, cut into winglets
  • sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, for garnish
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced, for garnish


  1. Make the sauce: Heat the coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the ginger and garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  2. Add the red pepper flakes, coconut aminos, and fish sauce and stir to combine. Add the toast sesame oil and honey and whisk over medium heat until they honey has completely dissolved and the sauce starts to bubble slightly. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring every so often, until the sauce has reduced and thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon. This can take up to 20 minutes.
  3. While the sauce is reducing, grilling the chicken wings. Preheat a grill to medium (400 degrees F). Rinse the chicken under cold water, pat dry with a paper towel, and sea with salt. Grill for 20-25 minutes, until cooked through, turning every 5 minutes. (Most grills have hot spots and cooler spots, so moving the chicken around a bit helps to ensure every cooking.)
  4. Toss the chicken wings with the honey sesame sauce, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and top with sliced scallion.

This original recipe can be found in Make It Paleo II, by Hayley Mason & Bill Staley, the very talented authors of the blog Primal Palate.

This recipe and photo are courtesy of our good friend Juli Bauer, author of the popular blog PaleOMG, who graciously shared this recipe from Make It Paleo II!

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