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Why We Should Be Eating Like Cavemen

June 1, 2008
Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
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When our Paleolithic ancestors ate, they did not have a vast array of pre-made foods from which to choose from. Instead, they hunted and foraged for seeds, fruits, vegetables, and wild grass-fed meat.

These people were strong and able-bodied, with high quantities of lean muscle and very little fat. They did not have diabetes, heart disease, cancer or autoimmune diseases. Their lifespan was short due to trauma, infectious disease, and difficulties in childbirth.

Our high-carbohydrate diet of today is relatively new to the human species and many of the processed foods we eat are unrecognizable to our bodies. We have sky-rocketing heart disease, cancer and diabetes, in addition to a host of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

Lately, we are beginning to believe that yes, Mother Nature is correct, and man-made foods are not so good for us. If we could all get back to the diet of our ancestors and replicate that as closely as possible, obesity, heart disease and cancer would be virtually eradicated. U.S. Wellness Meats can help you start out right, with their large selection of delicious
grass-fed meats, pasture-raised, and no antibiotics, hormones or preservatives.

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
veal cutlet

Numerous pork items will restock on Monday afternoon, June 2.  We apologize for the delay.

Regular pemmican with honey and cherry will re-stock on June 3.

More veal selections from Cimarron Farm will be added during course of the week. Cimarron is one of the best managed grass farms in the U.S.

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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 8 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 are in subsequent sections of the newsletter.

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

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Locusts may Provide Valuable Clues to Obesity

Locusts may appear to have little to do with Australia's obesity epidemic, but research into what drives the appetite of these pests is providing clues as to why so many humans may be overweight or obese.

According to research by Professor Stephen Simpson of the University of Sydney, locusts keep eating until they take in enough protein. And he says humans could be doing the same which may explain the obesity crisis.

If  locusts are fed a low-protein, high-carbohydrate diet they will gorge themselves until they reach their protein target. So they over-eat carbohydrate and fat in an effort to get enough protein.

And the effect on body weight was clear - unless the excess fat and carbohydrate eaten to get to this target amount of protein are burnt up, weight will increase.

These days, energy-rich manufactured foods are everywhere. They are usually lower in protein, and have more fat and carbohydrate. So getting to your target amount of 'protein often means you eat too much fat and refined carbohydrates in the process.

"The amount of protein we eat has remained far more constant over time than the amount of fat and carbohydrate we eat, which has increased in recent decades. This research suggests that we should be focusing more on our intake of protein and that humans may also have a protein target that, once achieved, will lead to feelings of fullness. The next step is learning to recognise when we are comfortably full to avoid overeating," said Professor Simpson.

It's estimated that more than seven million Australian adults are overweight or obese, up 16 percent from the late 1980s.

Professor Simpson is quick to point out that he doesn't advocate the high-protein, high-fat Atkins-style diets, but one that includes around 20 per cent of total caloric intake from protein. And he said this must be accompanied by a drop in high-fat and refined carbohydrate foods.

Including lean protein from healthy foods like lean red meat, chicken and fish, legumes, eggs and reduced-fat dairy foods can help people meet their daily protein needs.

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics. Overweight and obesity in adults, Australia, 2004-05.

Dietitians Association of Australia

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Steve Maxwell - fitness trainer
Steve Maxwell: Senior Champion - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu &  nationally recognized conditioning coach

Online Personal Training

The comments below are taken from Steve Maxwell's website.  Steve has become an ardent customer of  U.S. Wellness products; especially, pemmican and beef jerky.  Steve reports after 60 days of daily pemmican consumption, he had considerably less discomfort in his hands brought on by years of grappling.

Train under the personal direction of Steve Maxwell, world-class athlete and physical educator with close to forty years of experience.

Personal supervision is one of the secrets to success in physical training of any kind. During the last 60 years alone, people have purchased millions of books and training courses from experts in the exercise field but usually with little or nothing in the way of worthwhile results. High hopes quickly turn to disappointment. It's difficult to communicate clearly on the subject just by written word.

The solution is a person-to-person approach to the problem. I'm now offering my services for telephone and online workout supervision. I'm convinced that very few people have the capacity to select workouts and work themselves out in a productive way on their own. If it were easy, guys like me wouldn't have jobs.

Facts are facts-but people are individual. Even in this modern age, fitness training is still as much art as science. Each person is unique with unique issues. Many trainers follow so-called "cookie-cutter" workouts but the application of training techniques must be made on an individual basis. Standard, printed programs will never produce the same results as individualized, person-to-person training instruction.

And it doesn't matter what equipment you have available. Any progressive resistance equipment can be used: barbells, dumbbells, squat racks, dip bars, kettlebells, pull-up bars, clubbells-all can be incorporated into a productive program.

Are you following a workout plan from a muscle magazine, popular book, local gym or a combination of the above? Are you getting the results you want?

If not, avail yourself of my forty-plus years of experience in the field of physical training by signing up for online or (limited) phone consulting.

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 by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN
Cahterine Ebeling

Why We Should All Be Eating Like Cavemen

The Caveman diet is the modern version of a diet based on the diet of pre-agricultural hunter-gatherers. Based upon commonly available modern foods, it includes cultivated plants and domesticated animal protein as an alternative to the wild sources of the original pre-agricultural diet. The ancestral human diet is inferred from historical and ethnographic studies of modern-day hunter-gatherers as well as archaeological finds and anthropological evidence.

The Paleolithic or Caveman diet, consists of foods that can be hunted and fished, such as meat and seafood and foods that can be gathered, such as eggs, insects, fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables, mushrooms, herbs and spices.
Although the hunter gathering lifestyle has mostly disappeared from today's world, we have been able to learn a lot about they lived and ate. The fossil remains of Paleolithic humans, and the lives of African Bushmen as well as the Inuits (both groups of hunter-gatherers), reveal a fairly clear picture. Hunter-gatherers had the leanest bodies with the lowest fat to total body weight ratio of any people on earth. Hunter-gatherers also had high levels of physical fitness and stamina.

While the average lifespan of these people was much shorter than the average lifespan today, evidence of causes of death to these prehistoric people show the main causes to be trauma, and childbirth. Those who did survive into middle age show none of the modern day afflictions such as tooth decay, osteoporosis, obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and arthritis that plague us today.

Modern man gets about 90% of his nutrition from just twenty species of plants and animals, but a typical Paleolithic caveman got nutrition from over a hundred species. 

Obesity is very rare in nature. Unlike many of the animals we see in zoos, overweight wild animals are virtually unknown. This occurs even with unlimited amounts of food are available to the animals. Obesity would put an animal on the losing side of the natural selection and survival of the fittest process. Why is it so common for animals and humans then, once they are exposed to civilization, to be obese?   

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.

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Eric Seranno
Dr. Serrano,
What is the best food for a long endurance sport? I run marathons and most of the other runners carb-load, but I have heard this can make you "hit the wall" earlier in the race. What is the best energy food for this?

Thank you,

Dave M.

Dear Dave-

First of all, congratulations to you for being a dedicated athlete. I applaud your efforts! In response to your question on carb loading, I will say that energy provides the best fuel for long term endurance events. Your body will burn the energy more efficiently and will then turn to burning your own fat for energy. If you are eating carbs, then your liver can only store so much as energy, and then you will run out and 'hit the wall'. I recommend good quality pemmican from U.S. Wellness Meats. It will fuel your body with plenty of energy to spare.

All the best,

Dr. Serrano

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Ground Beef
Dear U.S. Wellness,

We had our first taste of your products starting with  your 75% lean burgers the other  night. 

WOW!  They have to be the best  burger I have ever had.  I can't wait to try the sugar free franks cooked  on the grill with sauerkraut for dinner tonight.
   Thank you for your time.
   Lacona, NY

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Beef Kabob final

  • 2 lbs NY Kabobs
  • 2 bell peppers, red and yellow chopped in large pieces
  • 1 sweet onion chopped in large pieces
  • 1 summer squash, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 c. organic catsup
  • 2 tbsp. Kitchen Bouquet
  • 2 tsp. organic mustard
  • Dash hot sauce (Texas Pete)
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 2 tbsp. vinegar


  • Mix the above and brush on beef  and veggies after skewered.
  •  Brush remaining marinade on kabobs as they cook.
  • Cook over medium hot grill.

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The following delicious sale items will expire at midnight CST June 7, 2008:
  • Flat iron steak (four 8.5 ounce steaks per package
  • Box 66 - 25 one pound packages short ribs
  • Box 37 - 64 six ounce 75% lean burger patties (2 per package)
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