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Reverse Osteoporosis with Vitamin K2

July 27, 2008
Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
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Rates of osteoporosis have been skyrocketing as the baby boomers age. Never before have we seen this sneaky disease as much as we do now. Humped back little white haired ladies, and frail old men with fragile bones.

What is causing all this osteoporosis? What has changed in our diet and lifestyle to justify the prevalence of this insidious disease?

Many years ago, doctors discovered a then-unknown nutrient. The nutrient was named Vitamin K2, or Activator X, as Dr. Weston Price called it. This vital nutrient was found to calcify bones, remove calcified deposits from the arteries, improve cardiac function, and help with Alzheimer's disease. It was even shown to reverse cavities in the teeth.

Vitamin K2 has virtually disappeared from our modern diets, unless you are eating
grass-fed meats, grass-fed butter, and raw cheese, along with a healthy dose of vitamins A and D. With these highly nutritious foods, you can reverse osteoporosis, help strengthen your teeth, and heal broken bones quicker and stronger. Getting back to the diet of our ancestors is the best way to include the vital nutrition you need.

Congratulation to Catherine Ebeling for traversing 441 miles across the great state of Iowa this past week.  More on this story August 10th.

Welcome back Megan Baugh from maternity leave!  Mother and daughter are off to a great start.

Your patronage is genuinely appreciated.

Warmest regards,

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

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the text for a one time only 15% discount off your next purchase. 
First 35
users will be able to utilize the code.

The 9 red letters (in sequence)  are in the extended articles in this issue and will spell out a string that can be used in the 'promo code' area when you are placing your order. The letters will begin within Catherine Ebeling article after you open the complete article. Remaining clues might be in subsequent sections of the newsletter.

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Exploring Effects Of Protein-rich Diet On Bone Health - Osteoporosis Study

A study by Yale School of Medicine researchers will explore whether a diet rich in protein can improve bone health in post-menopausal women.

Karl Insogna, M.D., professor of internal medicine at Yale School of Medicine, will conduct the Supplemental Protein to Outsmart Osteoporosis Now (SPOON) study in 200 women over age 60. The multi-center trial will take place at both the Yale School of Medicine and at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Conn.

Most nutritionists recommend dietary calcium and vitamin D for bone health but it now appears that increased protein in the diet also may have a protective effect and help prevent osteoporosis, according to Insogna. Past studies have shown a higher level of bone mineral density and a slower rate of bone loss in individuals with higher protein intakes.

"Between 32 and 41 percent of women over age 60 consume a diet containing less than the recommended dietary allowance for protein," said Insogna. "Given the millions of women affected by osteoporosis and the side effects of the current anti-osteoporotic medications, nutritional therapies should be at the forefront of osteoporosis research. Our study will help to fill an important gap in the research on diet and bone health."

Osteoporosis and low bone-mineral density affect almost 44 million Americans over the age of 50, most of whom are women, and this number is expected to grow to 52 million by 2010.

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Athletes come in many shapes and sizes and it is not always whether you win or lose but how you play the game.  Victory is occasionally captured from the jaws of defeat.

The past 5 nights I have been gripped by 3 Cups of Tea, written by Greg Mortenson and David Relin.  I caution anyone that purchases 3 Cups of Tea to expect little sleep until you finish this gripping story.

Greg Mortenson parents were world travelers during his formative years. They had a calling to help the less fortunate which enabled Greg to spend his early years in Swahililand in East Africa while his father built hospitals and schools.

Along the way Greg caught the mountain climbing bug and ended up on a life changing climb of K2 in Northern Pakistan in 1993.  K2 is viewed as the most technically difficult climb in the mountain climbing world where failure easily means death in the thin air environment.

Greg's team nearly missed the summit due to circumstances beyond their control.  On the way down, Greg strayed off the trail and camped on the glacier with very little shelter.  With sheer determination, he survived and was re-united with his Balti porter Mouzafer the following day.  On the last ascent to base camp, he missed a foot bridge over the glacier river Braldu and stumbled into Korphe, Pakistan, one of the highest villages on earth completed separated from the real world by the steep cliffs of Braldu River.  The only method of crossing until the mid 1990's was a hand pulled basket over the raging river 200 feet below.

Mr. Mortenson was immediately cared for by the villagers after arriving in poor condition following the arduous 90 days on the K2 glacier.  The village elder, Haji Ali, treated his as a son. As a way to say thank you,  Greg promised to raise funds to build a school after observing classes being held in the open with sticks, mud and flat stones being used for multiplication tables.

The most important lesson that Haji Ali taught Greg Mortenson is as follows:
"Haji Ali taught me to slow down and make building relationships as important as building projects. He taught me that I had much more to learn from the people I work with than I could ever hope to teach them."

All I will say, is the honesty, integrity, perseverance and sheer courage will spill out into a river of passion in Greg's quest to provide basic education for both boys and GIRLS as a brilliant tool in the war on terror. 

Don't be surprised if the Noble Prize committee takes a very serious look at the mountain Greg Mortenson moved in 3 Cups of Tea in his mission to promote peace . . . one school at a time.

Greg Mortenson

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 by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN
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Reverse Osteoporosis with Vitamin K2

Mention vitamins A to E, and most people will know why they need them and what foods contain them. Not so vitamin K, a comparatively little-known vitamin that has been the subject of several recent scientific investigations for its role in bone health and the prevention of blood clots.
A meta-analysis of studies regarding vitamin K and bone health has found that supplementation is associated with increased bone mineral density (BMD) and reduced fracture incidence.
The reduction in fracture incidence is particularly promising, as there was an incredible 80 per cent reduction in hip fractures following supplementation with vitamin K.
There are two main forms of vitamin K. Phylloquinone, also known as phytonadione, (vitamin K1) is found in green leafy vegetables such as lettuce, broccoli, and spinach, and makes up about 90 per cent of the vitamin K in a typical Western diet.
The second form consists of menaquinones (vitamin K2), which make up about 10 per cent of Western vitamin K consumption and can be synthesized in the gut by micro flora. Menaquinones can also be found in the diet in animal meat such as grass-fed meats and fermented food products like cheese, especially cheese from cows fed purely on grass, as well as butter from grass-fed cows.
Both vitamins K1 and K2 have been shown to play a role in bone health, influencing the secondary modification of osteocalcin, a protein needed to bind calcium to the bone matrix.
Some human studies have tested the bone health benefits of calcium alone, calcium plus vitamin D and calcium plus vitamin D plus vitamin K. The latter has shown the best effect on osteoporosis.
Based on the recent findings of the current review in the American Medical Association journal Archives of Internal Medicine, the authors suggest that individuals at risk of fracture be encouraged to consume a vitamin K rich diet.
Note: As this newsletter is published, I am returning from RAGBRAI or the [Des Moines] Register's Annual Ride Across Iowa. It is a one week bicycle trip totaling 471 miles and 22,500 feet of climb, that approximately 10,000-plus riders make.

I am fueled up on Grass-fed Beef jerky and pemmican, as well as their delicious fruit and nut snacks, and Or-Ion minerals and vitamins. Feeling GREAT, and riding strong! More about the trip next newsletter!

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

The Importance of Protein

If you want to shed pounds and build lean muscle you should eat protein at every meal.

Protein is the only daily essential macronutrient. Fat is also essential, but you can survive longer without fat than you can without protein. Carbohydrates, the third macronutrient, are completely inessential to your diet. In other words, your body can make whatever carbs it needs on its own.

Quality protein is your single most important nutritional concern. It's composed of 20 amino acids, eight of which you can't make and must consume. To be optimally healthy, you must consume all eight of these essential amino acids every day.

Protein is an important component of every cell in your body. Hair and nails are mostly made of protein. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. It is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.

But unlike fat and carbohydrates, the body does not store protein, and therefore has no reserve to draw on when it needs a new supply. Over consuming protein actually programs your body to burn fat. It throws on a "metabolic switch" and tells your body that it's okay to burn fat.

Here's why: Your body is not a machine. It's a living, sentient being that makes decisions based on the challenges it faces everyday.

Your body's number one priority is survival. And protein is your body's most prized power source. Under normal circumstances, your body keeps fat on reserve for one reason: to prevent starvation.

But when your body has more protein than it needs, its survival is not threatened. It then feels "safe" enough to start burning off its fat stores.

Over-consuming protein is one of the easiest, most reliable ways of triggering high-speed fat loss. In addition, you'll guarantee your body has the building blocks it needs for optimum health.

Here's an easy rule-of-thumb for knowing how much protein you need everyday: Consume one gram of protein for every pound of lean body mass.

Grass-fed beef is one of the best sources of protein you'll find. It's packed with essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. It's also one of the best (and only) sources of CoQ10 and B12. You can get the best Grass-Fed meats

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Shane Ellison M.S.,  The People's Chemist
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Chemist Forces Children to Eat Sunscreen

(re-run from July 13 edition)

By Shane "The People's Chemist" Ellison 2008

My wife and I are unconventional parents. We didn't vaccinate our children. They don't go to public school. We don't let them drink their weight in soda. And we make them eat their sunscreen.

Before you report me to Child Protective Services, let me assure you that I'm not talking about the conventional, synthetic sun block that is loaded with poisons. I'm talking about edible sun block in the form of carotenoids.

Carotenoids are members of a family of nutrients that protect plants and animals from excess sunshine. Just like melanin, they are colorful molecules that reflect UV rays.

About 700 different types of carotenoids have been identified. Each of the pigments functions as Mother Nature's sunblock. When humans ingest carotenoids, they are deposited into the skin to prevent sunburn and (ultimately) oxidative stress, which can lead to cancer.

Leading sources of carotenoids are eggs, spirulina, chlorella, dark-green leafy vegetables (kale, collards, and spinach), and yellow-orange fruits and vegetables (apricots, cantaloupe, carrots, sweet potatoes, yams, and squash). The recommended daily intake of carotenoids is 100 to 200 grams per day of these foods.

The most potent carotenoid is a red pigment found in algae, salmon, trout, shrimp, and lobsters. It is known as astaxanthin. The algae are normally green. But when subjected to sunshine, they produce the red pigment naturally. Once ingested, astaxanthin is 1,000 times more effective at protecting skin from UV damage than other carotenoids.

Edible sunblock is your first line of defense against sunburn, cancer, and prematurely aging skin. So make sure you pack plenty of carotenoids in your kids' lunchboxes this summer.

About the Author:

Ellison's entire career has been dedicated to the study of molecules; how they give life and how they take from it. He was a two-time recipient of the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant for his research in biochemistry and physiology. He is a bestselling author, holds a master's degree in organic chemistry and has first-hand experience in drug design.  Use his knowledge and insight to look and feel your best in 90 days with his free education series at

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This is a friendly reminder to email health and wellness questions to the email address below for Dr. Eric Serrano M.D. question and answer series.

Answers will appear in future issues of the Newsletter and News Alert. Your name will not be displayed.

Dr. Serrano has been so kind to offer his expertise to literally any question related to health and wellness involving grass-fed meats.

Dr. Serrano has a wealth of knowledge from both his farm background, 15 years of clinical experience and an award winning professor at Ohio State Medical School. Dr. Serrano has an outstanding family practice on the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio and works with a select group of professional athletes.

Please email using the address below and place Dr. Serrano's name in the subject line. Answers will appear in future U.S. Wellness weekly publications.

Dr. Serrano is an M.D. with advance degrees in nutrition, kinesiology and wellness.

Dr. Eric Serrano M.D.
475 North Hill Road
Pickerington - OH - 43147-1157

Hi Dr. Serrano,

I recently went for blood work that showed I had elevated total cholesteroland LDL cholesterol. Is there any reason to be concerned about
grass-fed beef and butter and also raw milk? I am 53 and going through menopause. My HDL is good.

Thank You


Dear Karen:
My apologies for taking so long to answer your question.

You did not give me your numbers so I can't give you any recommendations. My criteria is very different than most doctors. Usually, when your LDL is high it can be due to a high consumption of commercially raised cheeses or dairy products combined with a lot of carbohydrates and low Chromium.

Because of the above and without looking at your numbers, I wouldn't stop consuming beef but I would cut way back on commercially raised dairy products.

Good luck!

Eric Serrano

Dr. Serrano M.D. with advance degrees in nutrition, kinesiology and wellness.

Dr. Eric Serrano M.D.
475 North Hill Road
Pickerington - OH - 43147-1157

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beef balognaDear U.S. Wellness,

I just received my very first order from you today. I tried your beef bologna sausage and it is AWESOME!!

All my life I have disliked bologna. The only reason I bought this one was to give it to my Mother because she likes bologna.  But I wanted to taste it before I gave it to her and I couldn't put it down.  It is so good!!

My late Uncle used to be a Butcher and owned his own meat store.  He used to make this awesome deer meat summer sausage and I couldn't get enough of it!  After he died I went through withdrawals.  I have bought all kinds of summer sausages from numerous places and other kinds of sausages but none of them tasted even close to my Uncle's sausage.  However,  your beef bologna sausage tastes almost identical to my Uncles'!! 

I am so happy I bought that bologna for my Mom or I would never had known how good it was.  I'll just have to buy my Mom some more bologna later on because this one's gone! Ha!!

I haven't got a chance to try anything else I ordered yet but your bologna is AWESOME!

Keep up the good work!

R. C.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

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  • 1 (4 to 4 1/2 lb.) beef brisket
  • 1 onion, cut into quarters
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 10 whole cloves
  • Water
  • 1 (10 oz.) jar apple jelly
  • 1/3 c. dry white wine or ginger ale
  • 3 tbsp. prepared mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cracked pepper

  • In a 8-quart Dutch oven over high flame heat beef brisket, onion, garlic, cloves and enough water to cover meat to boiling.
  • Reduce flame to low; cover and simmer 2 1/2 to 3 hours until meat is fork tender. Remove to platter; cut off excess fat (this can be boiled on stove).
  • Preheat gas grill. In small saucepan mix apple jelly, white wine or ginger ale, green onions, mustard, salt, curry powder and pepper.
  • Heat on grill until jelly is melted, stirring occasionally. Place cooked brisket on grill over medium flame setting; grill 30 minutes until heated through, brushing with jelly mixture and turning meat occasionally.
  • Serve remaining jelly mixture with meat. Yield: 10 to 12 servings. (This can be prepared on stove and brisket baked in oven instead of on grill; however, the grill yields the best flavor.

We welcome your favorite recipes, cooking ideas and suggestions. Please email to: or

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Lewis  County  Missouri -  July 26, 2008
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Do not forget to take advantage of the 40 pound $25 discount by ordering 40 pound combinations of beef, lamb, pork, butter, goat, shrimp, bison, condiments, honey, rabbit, single item chicken selections, snack foods, pet food, and raw cheese.

This is our way of saying thank you for purchasing in volume. This can be any combination of products totaling 40 pounds and does not have to be specific to any category. Each 40 pound interval will yield the discount. For example, 80 pounds of product will yield a $50 discount and a 120 pound purchase will yield a $75 discount.


Our new format enacted in April 2005 requires a $75 minimum purchase and a 7 pound minimum combined purchase of beef, lamb, pork, nutraceuticals, gourmet rabbit, soap, organic shrimp, grass-fed goat, grass-fed bison, raw cheese, single piece poultry, and butter.

The issue is the bulk chicken and ten pound cheese bundles originate from separate cold storage centers where those products are produced. It is not efficient to ship one package of beef as a stand alone item when the balance of the order originates 400 miles away.

The shopping cart will keep track and remind you if you are under the 7 pound limit for a combination of beef, lamb, pork, raw cheese, butter, goat, shrimp, soap and single honey bottle purchases. Red font will appear under the shopping cart if you are under the minimum price or pound requirements.


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