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Happy Independence Day!

July 1, 2012
Monticello, Missouri

Dear John,    

4th of July


We wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July this week!  Hopefully you will be able to enjoy this reminder of our freedom surrounded by family and friends.  As we celebrate, let us keep those serving both at home and abroad, as well as our soldiers returning from overseas, in our thoughts and prayers as they continue to defend our borders.  Our wounded warriors need just as much support as those who are still bravely defending our country all over the world.   


If you are looking for a new twist on the traditional hamburger to show off over the holiday, see our recipe section below for a tangy and tasty Hawaiian Barbecue Bacon Burger recipe!


One of the most common fitness questions we get asked is how to burn belly fat??  This is particularly important to many during the summer months when swimsuit season is in full swing.  So, this Forbes Magazine article certainly caught our eye, especially when fitness expert Jennifer Cohen advised that to burn fat you have to eat fat!  But not just any kind, focus on healthy fats like omega-3's, which are found in fatty fish such as salmon, grass-fed beef, and walnuts.   More helpful advice to uncover that six-pack: avoid sugar, get enough sleep, and short intervals of intense exercise.  Read the full article here for all the details.    


A common customer request here at US Wellness is, how can I afford these products?  We do our best to offer as many promo codes as possible, set up multiple contests and giveaways - and have added a new feature on our website to help you save even more!  We have a new "Volume Discount" category on the website that displays all of the products that offer special quantity discounts for buying in bulk.  If you have the freezer space, this is a great way to save up to 15% on some of our best selling products, such as the Sugar-Free Pork Bacon, Sugar-Free Beef Franks, Pemmican and Snack Sticks, just to name a few!


Congrats to lucky reader Dan. R, who won the Grilling Package courtesy of Chris Kresser, modern medical expert!  This tasty prize includes some of our summer grilling favorites: Beef Franks, Sliders, and Filets!  Chris's website has been making waves as a dependable resource for any health  question.  


When placing your next order, please keep in mind our adjusted shipping schedule for the 4th of July holiday.  Since July 4 falls on a Wednesday, FedEx will be shut down and we will not be able to deliver or ship any orders that day, so we had to move the shipping deadline back to Saturday, June 30th at midnight for this week.  All orders placed now will hold and ship on Monday, July 9th.  We appreciate your patience and your understanding of our limited shipping options this week! 


Patriotic Regards, 

John, Lee Ann, Tressa, Jennifer, Amanda and Laura on behalf of the farm families of U.S. Wellness Meats  

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Hello Dr. Kim, 

I've been suffering from digestive issues for several months now, and a friend suggested a food elimination test.  What exactly is that and how would I get started?

Any advice you have would be appreciated!

Thank you,
Shelly G.
Cleveland, OH  




Dear Shelly,

Without knowing what else is going on, I will give you a generic answer that I use with many patients. When your friend suggested a food elimination test, they are telling you to cancel out certain foods that are hyperallergenic to your system. I usually base this on what are the most common allergies that are out there. First, I would cancel out wheat. I know that it is a difficult thing to do for most since the general consensus is wheat is healthy. The second food I would cancel out is dairy. I am not talking about lactose intolerance but a direct dairy allergy. I would also start taking a probiotic supplement. Many digestive issues come from having poor gut bacteria.

This is the sequence I would use. Cancel out wheat for two weeks and see your progression. Then cancel out dairy. If this doesn't work, email me again and let's reassess and make some changes. 

Good Luck,

-- Michael Kim, D.O.



This is a friendly reminder to email health and wellness questions on any topic to for the question and answer series. Our question and answer series now also features Dr. Serrano's business partner, Dr. Mike Kim, MD.  He is consistently eating and living a healthy lifestyle because of his family connection with DM2, HTN, Hyperlipidemia. He is currently finishing his training in Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Nutrition at the University of Colorado, Denver under the tutelage of Dr. Serrano, a world renowned nutrition specialist.

Dr. Kim is always seeking the latest and newest ways to help people with weight loss, athletic performance and healthy eating. He has a deep connection with MMA fighters, NFL athletes, and other professional athletes. He is at the forefront of breaking science with Muscle Pharm Sports Science and Research Center. His goal is to make living healthier for everyone, one meal at a time.

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Eating Fish, Chicken, Nuts May Lower Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

A new study suggests that eating foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, chicken, salad dressing and nuts, may be associated with lower blood levels of a protein related to Alzheimer's disease and memory problems. The research is published in the May 2, 2012, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

"While it's not easy to measure the level of beta-amyloid deposits in the brain in this type of study, it is relatively easy to measure the levels of beta-amyloid in the blood, which, to a certain degree, relates to the level in the brain," said study author Nikolaos Scarmeas, MD, MS, with Columbia University Medical Center in New York and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

For the study, 1,219 people older than age 65, free of dementia, provided information about their diet for an average of 1.2 years before their blood was tested for the beta-amyloid. Researchers looked specifically at 10 nutrients, including saturated fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, mono-unsaturated fatty acid, vitamin E, vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin B12, folate and vitamin D.

The study found that the more omega-3 fatty acids a person took in, the lower their blood beta-amyloid levels. Consuming one gram of omega-3 per day (equal to approximately half a fillet of salmon per week) more than the average omega-3 consumed by people in the study is associated with 20 to 30 percent lower blood beta-amyloid levels.

Other nutrients were not associated with plasma beta-amyloid levels. The results stayed the same after adjusting for age, education, gender, ethnicity, amount of calories consumed and whether a participant had the APOE gene, a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease.

"Determining through further research whether omega-3 fatty acids or other nutrients relate to spinal fluid or brain beta-amyloid levels or levels of other Alzheimer's disease related proteins can strengthen our confidence on beneficial effects of parts of our diet in preventing dementia," said Scarmeas.

The study was supported by the National Institute on Aging.

American Academy of Neurology. "Eating fish, chicken, nuts may lower risk of Alzheimer's disease." ScienceDaily, 2 May 2012. Web. 14 Jun. 2012.
recipeFeatured Recipe

Hawaiian Barbecue Bacon Burgers

Hawaiian Barbecue Bacon Burgers
  • 1 lb ground beef 
  • 4 oz bacon, finely chopped 
  • 1/4 c barbecue sauce (something tangy, not too sweet) 
  • Salt & Pepper 
  • 1/2 pineapple, cored & sliced   


  1. In a large bowl, combine beef, BBQ sauce and bacon. Mix together with your hands, making sure the bacon is evenly distributed-as it has a tendency to clump together.  
  2. Heat a grill, grill pan or cast iron skillet to medium high heat and while the cooking contraption of your choice is heating up, form the meat mixture into patties. I made six. Sprinkle some salt & pepper on the tops and bottoms of the burgers.  
  3. Grill the burgers until done to your likeness.  
  4. Toss the pineapple on the grill and let it char up on both sides.  
  5. Serve with extra BBQ sauce for drizzlin' or dippin'.   



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Pork Bacon I wanted to write to you and thank you. This morning, I ate bacon, for the first time in years. I always avoid added sugars and chemicals, even in small amounts, and your new no-sugar, no-nitrate bacon has given me the opportunity to finally eat some bacon. And it was absolutely fabulous, so flavorful. Thank you, thank you, thank you.  I even posted a message on my Facebook because I was so thrilled.

Kind Regards,

Stacy W.
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The following delicious sale items will expire at 10 PM CST Saturday July 7, 2012.


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