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CLA and Weight Loss
Shane Ellison: $8 Heart Tip!

April 20, 2008
Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
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Its almost time to dig out those shorts and the (oh dear!) bathing suits for summer! Warm weather is here and suddenly exposing all that skin again has made us realize that perhaps we may have picked up a few pounds over the winter.

Well there is still time to lose some body fat and regain that svelte body again. New studies show the effectiveness of Conjugated Linoleic Acid on weight loss. The absolute best way to lose weight however is to change your eating habits. Eliminate the starchy, refined foods such as cookies, chips, crackers, etc and eat more lean, healthy protein like
grass-fed meats, to fuel your muscles and help keep insulin at an even level. Lean beef, lamb, and chicken will keep your hunger satisfied and keep your body slender. Eat plenty of fresh raw vegetables and fruits, and don't forget to get some type of exercise every day.

Soon you will be back in that bathing suit and not afraid to look in the mirror!

We strongly believe in our products and stand behind them as the highest quality nutrition you can buy. We hope you will pass on the good word to others and continue to strive for a healthier you.

John, Lee Ann, Megan, Lacey, and McKenzie,
on behalf of the farm families of U.S. Wellness Meats. 

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In This Issue
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The following chicken and turkey sausages selections can but purchased at 15% savings by buying from 12 up to 36 packages per order.

Don't forget to look for the special promo code hidden in
the text for a one time only 15% discount off your next purchase. 
First 35
users will be able to utilize the code.

The 7 red letters (one word)  are in the extended articles in this issue and will spell out a word that can be used in the 'promo code' area when you are placing your order. The letters will begin within Catherine Ebeling article.

This code only applies on orders weighing under 40
pounds and excludes all sale items.

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It's good for your heart and doctors say can even help lower cholesterol.

But can it really get you in the mood for love?

Chocolate is one of the most popular gifts at Valentines Day, Christmas, Mothers' Day and a few other important holidays--right up there with flowers and jewelry.

But even the most expensive "bling" doesn't pack the nutritional punch of chocolate, more specifically dark chocolate.

Dark chocolate has a rich past, once called the "Food of the Gods."

Starting way back thousands of years ago with the Aztecs and Mayans, they believed that men would drink liquid made with cocoa itself and that by drinking a lot of it, it would increase your libido," said Cleveland chocolatier Joel Fink, of Fantasy Candies.

He says that's what ultimately links chocolate to love.

While chocolate may release endorphins, or "feel-good" chemicals, in our bodies, there's no research to show chocolate is an actual aphrodisiac.

Sexy or not, experts agrees dark chocolate can be good for your heart.

There have been some human trials where they've given them large quantities of chocolate and they've actually been able to show a drop in blood pressure.

Check the label. Anything above 70% is considered a healthy chocolate and loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants.

But also look for the words "dutch processing" on your chocolate bars. "Dutching" takes away the bitterness in dark chocolate, but also strips away a lot of the health benefits as well.

Niemes says to get those health benefits, you need about one-ounce of dark chocolate three to four times a week. Just remember dark chocolate is high in sugar and fat and packs about 150-calories per ounce.

The E.W. Scripps Co, 2008

Deena Kastor
Keep your fingers crossed for Deena Kastor on Monday, April 21st during the running of the Boston Marathon.  Deena must place in the top 3 to make the U.S. Olympic Team.

While we await the all important outcome, the following quote comes from "Splendor on Grass" written by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig PhD.  Further evidence that our earliest ancestors that participated in the Rome Olympic Games were on a superior diet compared to modern day grocery store selections.

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is another nutrient found in the fat of ruminant animals that feed on green grass. CLA has been found to be highly protective against cancer when added to the diets of laboratory animals.(1) In addition, CLA promotes the deposition of muscle rather than fat. In a double-blind study with human volunteers, those given CLA had a significant 15 to 20 percent decline in body fat compared to those given a placebo.(2) In another study, men enrolled in a bodybuilding program were given either CLA or a placebo. After 28 days, the placebo group could lift nine more pounds; but the CLA group could bench-press 30 pounds more than they had at the beginning of the program.(3)

It's no accident that the New Zealand All Blacks, the national rugby team composed of players who grew up on pasture-fed New Zealand butter, is so hard to beat, even though most of the teams they play come from countries with a much larger population base.

(1) C Ip et al, Cancer, 1994, 74(3 suppl):1050-4
(2) Erling Thom, Federation for Applied Science and Experimental Biology (FASEB) national meeting in New Orleans, 1997.
(3) L M Lowery et al, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 1998, 30(5):S182.
CATHERINE'S CORNER   by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN
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The Importance Of CLA and Leptin in Weight Loss

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), an oil made of natural fatty acids that is sometimes used as a weight-loss supplement may need to be paired with hormones or other substances to prevent health problems that can follow rapid weight loss, a new study suggests.

CLA is naturally found in some meat and dairy products, especially
organic grass-fed meats,and raw dairy products, and has shown promising evidence that it can reduce body fat in humans. A recent study in mice found that the hormone leptin adds an element of protection against side effects that can accompany fat loss with CLA.

Normally, leptin's function is to reduce appetite and induce fat burning (among many other functions). That is what high leptin signaling in a brain would do. Low leptin (in the brain) is an indication to eat more and store more fat (to successfully reproduce and to live long enough to do so).

When one becomes leptin-resistant, as indicated by high fasting leptin, once again you lose the fine orchestration of hormone levels. As the appetite control centers in your hypothalamus become leptin-resistant and cannot hear the message from leptin to curb hunger and stop storing fat, it believes that you do not have enough fat stores to live through a potential famine and you must eat more and make more fat.

Without leptin, fat loss occurs in mice eating a diet containing CLA, but the mice also become insulin resistant. When mice are fed CLA and given leptin, the same fat loss occurs but insulin resistance does not develop.

Although leptin is not essential for fat loss, it has important protective effects on insulin sensitivity, said Martha Belury, lead author of the study and Associate Professor of human nutrition at Ohio State University.

Normally leptin, secreted acutely in response to a meal or chronically in response to increasing fat stores, in a leptin-sensitive individual, will reduce hunger, increase fat burning and reduce fat storage.

However, when one is leptin-resistant -- as indicated by an elevation in fasting serum leptin -- the part of leptin's message that would normally reduce hunger and fat stores and increase fat burning does not get through to the brain (here mimicking low leptin), so one stays hungry and stores more fat, rather than burning it. However, the message to increase sympathetic nervous system activity gets through all too loudly and clearly, so one stays hungry, continues to get fat, and gets elevated sugar, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, heart disease and accelerated aging.

"Fat loss is not dependent on leptin but if we didn't have leptin, CLA could have some short-term effects on insulin resistance," Belury said. The study appears in a recent issue of the Journal of Lipid Research.

Dr. Al Sears
Al Sears, MD
Author of The Doctor's Heart Cure


You need to eat quality protein. But this seemingly simple task keeps getting trickier.

More meats are now "packaged" and you may be eating more of them than you think.

For example: Do you eat breakfast sausage or bacon with your eggs, luncheon meet in a sandwich or a frozen "dinner entrée"?  Even scarier - most parents I know are now giving their kids prepackaged meals on a regular basis.

Here's the origin of our modern problem:

Meat has a short shelf life.

To keep selling meat for longer, food manufacturers add nitrites and nitrates. They prevent spoilage, growth of bacteria and makes meat appear red, fresh and vibrant. Then, they add artificial flavors so you can't tell that you're eating old, stale meat.

We've known about the dangers of nitrites and nitrates for decades. In fact, the USDA attempted banning their use back in the 1970's. The meat packing industry lobbied hard and won.

Research has shown and "reconfirmed" that nitrites and nitrates promote life threatening cancers including:

Breast cancer
Prostate cancer
Pancreatic cancer
Colorectal cancer

One study conducted at the University of Hawaii found people who ate even "moderate" amounts of processed meat on a regular basis increased their risk of pancreatic cancer by a whopping 67%!

The World Cancer Research Fund issued a report stating that "it's best that processed meats are avoided," and that "they were not able to find a level at which processed meat could be reliably considered completely safe."

Check the label of the meat you're about to buy. Unless the label says "nitrite/nitrate free" it's a good bet it contains nitrites/nitrates.

Your best meat is also hormone-free and antibiotic-free. Even better, you can do as I do and only eat grass-fed meat.
I get mine from US Wellness meats.  It's grass-fed for a healthy ratio of omega 3's to omega 6 fats, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, and has no preservatives. They now offer nitrate/nitrite free bologna as well as nitrate free franks, bacon and sausagesThey ship it to your door overnight in well insulated containers. Click here to check it out.

To Your Good Health,

Al Sears, MD


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Eric Seranno
Hi Dr. Serrano,

My husband has medically controlled high cholesterol and blood pressure and a calcified aortic valve (possibly from rheumatic fever as a child) that frequently causes chest pressure and shortness of breath.  I know that grass-fed beef has omega 3 and CLA, but it also has a concentrated amount of saturated fat.  Should my husband eat this food in moderation, and, if so, how much or how often is common for guys who are almost 60 with his condition? 

He eats very little meat and dairy, choosing soy products instead because this was such a scare for him.  His digestion has improved and his numbers are good.

Thanks for your suggestions.



Dear Jolene:

Eat organic grass fed beef, because as I have mentioned in previous articles, it is not the fat, but the source of the fat.  If he is getting saturated fats from bad sources, then he is going to get toxins in it. Go for the organic grass fed red meat, but again, the key question is how is he feeling? If he is feeling good with high energy levels, then there is nothing to worry about. If he is feeling low energy levels, then we may need to look at other parts of his diet.

In addition I wouldn't use soy at all because the estrogenic and insulinogenic properties.

All the best,

Dr. Serrano

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Shane Ellison, M.S. >The People's Chemist
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Wal-Mart's $8 Cure to Deadly Blood Clots and Poor Cardiovascular Function

By Shane "The People's Chemist" Ellison
Copyright © 2008

Prevention of heart attack and stroke doesn't have to be risky. One safe and inexpensive supplement can keep blood healthy, while controlling blood pressure! And you don't need a prescription to get it.

One minute you are enjoying a stroll in the park and the next you feel as if an elephant just stepped on you. Clutching your chest and violently gasping for air, you suffer the eventual outcome of heart disease: a premature heart attack or stroke.

The blockage comes from a blood clot and inflammation, usually within the coronary arteries. Millions of American's are choking down blood pressure meds (beta-blockers like Lopressor, Toprol-XL) and aspirin (or the deadly Plavix™) to avoid the death sentence. At the same time they are putting themselves at risk for the side effects of lethargy, obesity, heart disease, internal bleeding and even cancer. Both can be delayed and even stopped - naturally - for about $8 a month at Wal-Mart (purity confirmed by a Certificate of Analysis (COA)).

Used for thousands of years, hawthorn has proven to be a safe and effective method for ensuring healthy blood and arteries. It destroys potentially deadly blood clots on contact by preventing excess platelet aggregation and releasing pressure from the cardiovascular system.

Studying the benefits of hawthorn, the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy showed that it could successfully be used to treat heart failure, hypertension, angina, and arrhythmias! And most exciting, users won't suffer from nasty side effects and even protect their wallets from Big Pharma. Consider: Monthly cost of Plavix is about $100, Hawthorn is $8.

About the Author
Shane Ellison, M.Sc. is an author and organic chemist.
Author Health Myths Exposed and
Hidden Truth about Cholesterol Lowering Drugs
He is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant for his research in biochemistry and physiology. An internationally recognized authority on therapeutic nutrition, he is the founder of The AM-PM Fat Loss Discovery. Learn how to activate Hormone Intelligence Therapy (HIT) to lose fat and build muscle here:

Live Young,

Shane Ellison, M.Sc.
Author, Organic Chemist
AKA The People's Chemist
fax: 415-634-2226


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Dear U.S. Wellness:

          I agree with you John about big pharma. Unfortunately, you're not cynical, just accurate.

          Your grandfathers show the fact that health comes from a good traditional diet of real food, not mercury, aluminum and the other poisons the big pharma puts in vaccines.

          Keep producing real food!

          Best Wishes,

          Danville, CA.

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Delicious Beef short ribs
short ribs

  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 1/2 lbs boneless beef short ribs
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 3/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 2T catsup
  • 2T Worcestershire sauce
  • 2T minced garlic
  • 1 tsp chili powder


  • Put flour, salt and pepper in a bag.
  • Add ribs and shake to coat.
  • Brown ribs in butter in a lg skillet.
  • Put in slow cooker.
  • In same skillet, combine remaining ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring.
  • Pour over ribs.
  • Cover and cook on low for 9 hours.
Source: Recipezaar

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