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More on the Benefits of Vitamin D

March 9, 2008
Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
Spring is in the air! (We're hoping, at least!) After a long, cold winter, it's time to start thinking of daffodils and tulips!  For those of us in the Midwest, it has been an especially dark, dreary, and snowy winter. Now that sunnier days are coming, we need to be sure we all get a healthy dose of sunshine.

While our raw dairy Amish Cheeses , chicken liver, beef liver and Grass-fed butter are full of healthy Vitamin D, we still need to spend time out in the sun to get the  maximum amount that our bodies need to be able to prevail against colds, flu, cancer, depression, multiple sclerosis and a host of other serious illnesses.  Read more below about Vitamin D and its impact on your health.

Thank you for your continued interest in your good health and for our business.

Warmest regards

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

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In This Issue
ribeye final


For those who ordered fresh meat by the March 6 deadline, look for delivery on March 13. 

The next pre-order deadline will be March 20th with delivery on March 27.





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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Many Patients Can Reach LDL Cholesterol Goal
Through Dietary Changes Alone, Study Shows

Worried about your cholesterol? You may want to schedule a few appointments with a registered dietitian, to get some sound advice about how to shape up your eating habits, according to a new
national study led by University of Michigan Health System researchers.

Not only are you likely to lower your cholesterol levels, you may be able to avoid having to take cholesterol medication, or having to increase your dose if you're already taking one. And you'll probably
lose weight in the process, which also helps your heart.

The new results, published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, are based on data from 377 patients with high
cholesterol who were counseled by 52 registered dietitians
at 24 sites in 11 states.

In the group of 175 patients who started the study with triglycerides less than 400 milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL), and who
had their cholesterol measured before they changed or added medication, 44.6 percent either reduced their levels of "bad" cholesterol by at least 15 percent, or reached their cholesterol goal.

The results reflect progress in approximately eight months,
after three or more appointments with a dietitian. But the results
add further evidence that medical nutrition therapy, as it is called,
can make a big difference in a patient's life.


Humane Society Sues
USDA Over Beef Recall and
Treatment of Cattle

LOS ANGELES - The Humane Society of the United States has
filed a lawsuit against the government alleging that a legal loophole allows so-called "downer" cows to get into the food supply.

The lawsuit claims the U.S. Department of Agriculture created the loophole with a rule change in July. The society says the USDA
lets cows that fell down after an initial veterinarian inspection be slaughtered if they appeared otherwise healthy.

The USDA issued the largest beef recall in history this month after
the Humane Society released undercover video showing workers
at a California slaughterhouse shoving sick or crippled cows with
forklifts to get them to stand.

The plant has since shut down and two workers face criminal
charges in the case.

The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C

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Sebastian Siegel - RX Fitness 08
At 6'1" 215 pounds and 6% body fat year-round, Sebastian Siegel gets a lot of questions about what he eats and how he trains.

We checked in with him to find out the same. "Training, for me, is about focus, high intensity and pushing myself to the limit. Whether it's boxing, weights, sprinting, swimming, hiking or stair carrying, I like to feel what I'm made of.  I can only do that by giving absolutely everything."

"Food, for me, is about health and pleasure, and like training, it's a spiritual aspect in the celebration of life.  I eat delicious foods from the earth, and for red meat - only grass fed beef.  During times when I'm physically exerting to the maximum, I like to have a filet with eggs for breakfast, a T-bone with veggies for lunch, and a sliced New York on salad for dinner".

Sebastian Siegel has been on over 100 magazine covers and billboards. Here's a sample of a few.  And a photo of him carrying 2 gals up 10 flights of case you were wondering what stair carries were.

 Sebastian Siegel stair carry

CATHERINE'S CORNER   by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN
Cahterine Ebeling


(Continued from last newsletter)

Vitamin D is one of the most promising of anything in nutrition that can potentially have a strong effect on serious diseases. Much research has been done on this Vitamin, which also plays the role of an important hormone. It's not a cure-all, but it is definitely something to pay attention to.

For Insulin regulation and diabetes regulation, the results have been promising but not definitive.

A study that looked at a nationally representative sample of the U.S. population found a 75 percent lower risk of diabetes in non-Hispanic whites with the highest blood levels of vitamin D than in those with the lowest levels.

Perhaps more compelling are the results of a recent study on roughly 300 people aged 65 or older, a third of whom had pre-diabetes--that is, their blood sugar levels were higher than normal, but not high enough to warrant a diagnosis of diabetes.

Among those with pre-diabetes, fasting blood sugar levels went up significantly less over three years if the people were given vitamin D (700 IU a day) and calcium (500 mg a day) than if they got a placebo.

But the calcium and vitamin D had no effect on people who started the study with normal blood sugar levels.

Other lines of evidence are tantalizing.
Dr. Al Sears

Fat Is Not the Enemy
By Al Sears, MD

People often refer to the "French Paradox." This is the notion that French people eat foods high in saturated fat, but never get fat. To me, that's not a paradox. There's no convincing evidence that saturated fats pack on the pounds.  It's more useful to think about the "American Paradox" - a nation full of unhealthy people obsessed with healthy eating.

At the root of this disorder is the guilt Americans feel when they eat foods they really love - like steak, eggs, and bacon. All the favorites that we've been conditioned to fear with the dreaded word "cholesterol." Most sources tell you to avoid fat in favor of low-fat, vegetarian, or whole-grain artificial diets. But if you take a closer look (and avoid the commercial interests), you'll discover that the secret to reducing bad cholesterol isn't avoiding fat. Studies show that if you combine the right nutritional elements you can reduce your bad cholesterol (LDL) as much as, and in many cases more than, the low-fat junk diets or even prescription statin drugs.

Avoidance of fat in favor of grains will increase your risk of heart disease, because diets that are high in grains promote high insulin levels. And high insulin levels have been shown to have a direct correlation to heart disease. So here's the key: Choose the right fats (rich in omega-3 fatty acids) and healthy proteins (rich in essential amino acids).

Choosing the right fats means eating more fish and the right kind of red meat. Fish is high in omega-3s. It also has a complete mixture of all the essential amino acids in a bio-available, rapidly absorbable protein. And, yes, you can still eat red meat, even steak. But choose cuts of meat from naturally raised, hormone-free, grass-fed animals. That's the important caveat.

Studies show thatgrass-fed beef gives you one of the best sources of omega-3s. What's more, grass-fed beef has high levels of B vitamins and CoQ10, the most powerful heart nutrient on the planet.

For more details, order The Doctor's Heart Cure here.

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Eric SerannoDear Dr. Serrano,
I know you are a busy man and have probably had similar questions like mine, but mine is specific to the needs of my husband.

His doctors have been trying to put him on a statin for years now.  Both of us are trying to avoid these drugs as we feel uncomfortable with the possible side effects.

My husband's recent blood work showed his triglycerides at 102, his total cholesterol at 198, his HDL at 43 (which is up from last years reading by 6 points), his LDL at 135 (same as last years) and his homocysteine is at 7.0 which went down from 11.3 from last years tests.  His chol/hdl radio is 4:6.

We have changed his diet and deleted breads, pastas, sugars and most grains, increased his fruit and vegetables, added grassfed beef to his diet along with lean sources of natural protein.  Also, he is walking almost everyday and taking supplements such as a multivitamin, cod liver oil, a supplement to manage his homocysteine levels which includes folic acid, some B vitamins and TMG, L-Carnitine, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, CoQ10 and alpha lipoic acid.  We try to eat organic and if he does consume dairy it is in the form of organic yogurt.

The main question here is can my husband safely eat grassfed beef products in regard to his cholesterol health and is there anything you would suggest he do differently?
Thank you for your time and advice,

Laurie R.
Dear Laurie:

Great question, and I am going to be blunt . . . no way, no way will I prescribed statins to your husband for a cholesterol of only 198. What other risk factors does he have? Hypertension, blood sugars, obesity, family history? Plus the big question is, how he feels; is he feeling sick, tired, depressed? If the answer is no, then I would do this:

1-eliminate cheeses or dairy products, that will lower it more, but he doesn't need to lower his cholesterol
2-to change his ratio, just use chromiun pycolinate 400 to 600mcgs per day
3- continue with your great diet.


Dr. Serrano

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Shane Ellison, The People's Chemist
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One  Great Reason to Avoid Cholesterol Lowering Drugs

By Shane "The People's Chemist" Ellison, M.Sc.

I've been called a lot of different things. Science Nerd... Professor... and Cholesterol Lowering Drug Nazi are among those that can be mentioned here. The only one I'll admit to is being a Cholesterol Lowering Drug Nazi.

Cholesterol lowering drugs (statins) amass billions of dollars each year pretending to be a safe and effective way to protect against heart disease. Yet science shows that these drugs represent a clear and present danger to your health. In addition to lowering cholesterol, they elicit some really nasty side-effects. Lou Gehrig's (ALS) disease is just one of them.

ALS occurs when cells of the nervous system (brain and spinal chord) become inactive. This can result from many cellular dysfunctions. But it usually results from a protein entanglement within the nerve cell. Once tangled, these cells can no longer pass electrical messages through the body, resulting in a loss of voluntary muscle control. As time passes, muscle wasting (a Science Nerd would call it atrophy) results. Victims of ALS usually die from inability to breathe when muscle loss has reached an extreme.

The national average of those who suffer from ALS is a mere .0005 percent. But - sit down for this one - among those who reported suffering from "drug induced ALS," nearly a third were using cholesterol lowering drugs! Apparently, this class of drugs can "tangle" a protein known as "tau proteins".

But protecting yourself from premature heart disease does not mean you have to put yourself at risk of wiping out your nervous system. You can do it with four simple tactics: Minimize your sugar intake, take part in interval training, maintain healthy vitamin D levels by spending time in the sun, beef liver, chicken liver, grass-fed butter, raw Amish grass-fed cheese and supplementing with cod liver oil.

About the Author

Shane Ellison, M.Sc. is an author and organic chemist. 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 package. At one time, he was TOTALLY against diet pills. Now he is 100% for them! Learn why here:

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Shane Ellison, M.Sc.

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AKA The People's Chemist


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grass-fed butter

I just wanted to take a minute to send a short note and thank you for yourproducts.

I'm so thankful I found a reliable company to order beef and things from that I know are organic and grass fed with no hormones or antibiotics.

In a world that insists on convenience food and processes's so nice to have a place to go to where I can have the "convenience" and still know I'm doing something good for my family.

The first order I placed was more than we expected. My husband said the butter took him back 30 years to his Mamaw's kitchen when he helped her make homemade butter. I just placed my second order and I'm excited to get it.

Thanks again!

Have a super day.


Louisville, KY

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Italian Chicken Cutlets
chicken breast bone in

  • 2 pkgs boneless chicken cutlets
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 c. freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 T. minced parsley
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Pour beaten eggs into shallow dish
  • Mix breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and pepper in another shallow dish
  • Dip cutlets into egg, then into bread crumb mixture thoroughly coating each piece
  • Pour olive oil onto shallow baking dish
  • Cook chicken cutlets for 10 minutes on each side, turning once
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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.

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