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Change Your Diet, Clear Your Skin

May 4, 2008
Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
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Baby boomers and teens alike are rushing to their dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons--all in hopes of finding a way to get clear smooth skin. While medical procedures and drugs are one way to improve the skin, the best way is to do it from the inside out. We are what we eat, and since the skin is one of the largest organs on the body, it is only logical that healthy bodies will have healthy glowing skin.

Eliminating sugar and starchy refined foods will reduce inflammation and keep insulin at an even level, both things that are vital for clear, smooth skin. Also vital is lean,
grass-fed meats, such as U.S.Wellness' beef, lamb, and free range chicken.

Surf and turf  has finally commenced at US  Wellness Meats after many requests.  You  will discover  wild sockey salmon  6 ounce portions,  1.5 pound wild sockey filets,  wild caught halibut 6 ounce filetsalbacore canned tuna and  wild canned sockeye salmon skinless and boneless. The team at Vital Choice team has some of the finest wild caught seafood on the planet.  We think you will agree with the superlative flavor and the convenience of adding seafood to your order with one stop shopping.

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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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 (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
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Dietary Supplement Shows Promise for Addictions

Dice_6A common amino acid dietary supplement may help fight pathological gambling addictions, a new study suggests.

Pathological gambling (also called compulsive gambling) occurs when individuals are unable to control their gambling behaviors. These individuals thrive on the thrill and excitement of gambling, rather than the actual winnings. Individuals who are addicted to gambling will go to extreme lengths, which may include lying, stealing, cheating, or fraud, to perpetuate their addictions when money is scarce.

Researchers from the Department of Psychiatry from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine explained that although pathological gambling is relatively common, pharmacotherapy research for the condition is limited.

N-acetyl cysteine, an amino acid, seems to restore extracellular glutamate concentration in the nucleus accumbens, which is often associated with reward in the brain, and therefore offers promise in reducing addictive behavior.

Twenty-seven subjects (12 women and 15 men) with DSM-IV pathological gambling were treated in an eight-week open-label trial with n-acetyl cysteine. The participants were randomly chosen to receive either n-acetyl cysteine or placebo for six weeks.

The researchers found that 60 percent of the participants reported having less urges to gamble. Additionally, 13 out of the 16 participants who responded to the amino acid the first time around agreed to continue in the double-blind study for an additional six weeks.

Of these, about 83 percent who received the supplement continued to report fewer urges to gamble, and nearly 72 percent of those who took the placebo went back to gambling.

The study authors concluded that the efficacy of n-acetyl cysteine lends support to the hypothesis that pharmacological manipulation of the glutamate system might target core symptoms of reward-seeking addictive behaviors such as gambling. Larger, longer, placebo-controlled double-blind studies are warranted.

For more information about integrative therapies for gambling addictions, please visit Natural Standard's Health & Wellness and Herbs & Supplements databases.

Evidence-Based Research, Foods, Herbs & Supplements, Health & Wellness, Medical Conditions

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Deena Kastor

Mother Nature provided the perfect back drop on April 20th for the Women's Olympic qualifying race in Boston.

At the half way point, Deena Kastor was running second, 2 minutes behind the leader Magdelena Lewy Boulet.  Realizing the goal was first place, Deena picked up the pace.  Ten miles down the coarse in Cambridge, Deena  took the lead with a full head of steam. 

The final 3 miles belonged to Deena Kastor with a finish in 2:29:35.
Boulet finished second at 2:30:19 and Blake Russell finished third in 2:30:32. 

"You have to be happy any time you can stick to your race plan, and win against a talented field like this," Kastor said. "I'm even more pleased about the way my recent training in Mammoth Lakes has been going. If I can go back and do more of the same, I'll definitely be on course to achieve another of my goals for the year." (quote credit - Ambry Burfoot - Runner's World)

US Wellness is predicting Gold in Beijing from hard work, passion and the intensity of a world champion!

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 by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN
Cahterine Ebeling

Young or old, we all want and admire smooth flawless skin. If we are young, we wish for the days when there are no more pimples and breakouts and oily skin. As we get older, we long to get rid of our wrinkles, sun damage, and uneven texture. Oftentimes we may resort to sometimes desperate means to get smooth skin again. While there is no way to truly change our age and the effects of it, we can do many things to improve the looks of our skin. One of the biggest way is through diet.
Yes, we have probably all been told at one time or another that diet has NOTHING to do with our skin. Acne, wrinkles, redness and other problems we are told, cannot be improved by changes in diet. It stands to reason that our overall health can be greatly improved by a healthy diet, and since our skin is a reflection of our health, obviously dietary changes for the better will result in healthier, smoother, more supple, clear skin.
Though other factors such as good genes and sun damage contribute to the overall look of your skin, diet contributes a large part of the look and makeup of your skin.
Lets talk about some of the basics first:
Essential fatty acids in the body not only aid in cell integrity, but also help to filter out harmful invaders. Pumping up the levels of essential fatty acids in your system supplies a multitude of health benefits including improving the look and health of the skin. Omega 3 oils also have tremendous anti-inflammatory properties, so it will improve sensitive skin, skin prone to acne breakouts, psoriasis and rosacea, among other  issues.
Omega 3 fatty acids also have a significant anti-aging effect as well. Essential fats make up the membranes of our skin cells and a lack of these essential fatty acids can cause dry skin. Healing omega 3 fats that come from grass-fed meats, dairy, wild-caught salmon, nuts, and flax seeds are all great sources for the skin.  Omega 3's help the skin hold in moisture and puff out those fine lines. Their anti-inflammatory properties will also help to diminish the skin's redness and irritation.

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

Do you really need to give up the foods you love in order to stay healthy? Is a nice, thick, juicy steak, cooked medium rare, really Public Enemy Number One?

It is according to the medical community's recent health initiative, the "Meatless Monday Campaign." The idea is to get Americans to eat less saturated fat by skipping meat once a week.

It's a new version of an old message: eating meat will raise your cholesterol levels and increase your chance of heart attack or stroke. We're force-fed warnings about this practically every day - but it's nothing more than a myth.

The facts actually suggest the opposite: many native cultures eat diets extremely high in meat and saturated animal fats. For instance, the Masai people of eastern Africa subsist on nothing but animal meat and raw milk. Yet their rate of heart disease is almost zero.

What's their secret? It's not "genetics" or "low-cal" dieting. Their diet shows that you can eat all the meat and dairy you want and still live a long, healthy, active life. The key is to get meat and dairy from naturally raised, minimally processed sources. (as the Masai do). The fat from these animals is virtually free of toxins, and their fat is good for you.

Think about it: if saturated fats are so unhealthy, why is it that over the past 50 years - as the American medical community's obsession with "low-fat" dieting has swept the nation - rates of heart disease have increased more than tenfold?

It's not because we've increased the amount of saturated fat in our diet. It's because we've focused on the wrong type of fat. Big drug makers put all the emphasis on driving down LDL, or "bad cholesterol." That's because their drugs - like Zocor, Lipitor, and Crestor - lower LDL (and make them a handsome profit; Lipitor is the world's top-seller, raking in $12 billion in the last year alone).

But here's the rub: LDL cholesterol alone is a poor predictor of heart attack risk. 

The relentless drive to cut LDL levels also lies behind much of the medical advice you'll hear, including "Meatless Monday." Again, this is misguided. The real science shows that it's the ratio of both LDL and HDL (your good cholesterol) that matters.

A study published in the American Journal of Medicine showed there was no link between LDL levels and heart attacks. Not only that: as participants got older, the association between cholesterol and heart disease became weaker, not stronger. For men above age 47, cholesterol levels made no difference in cardiovascular death.

What's more, the same study found that HDL levels were a good indicator of heart disease risk. High levels of HDL are directly linked to a lower risk of heart disease. In fact, if your HDL is above 85, you're at no greater risk of having a heart attack if your total cholesterol is 150 or 350. 

This means that if you increase HDL, you can reduce coronary disease, regardless of your LDL cholesterol levels.

So skip "Meatless Monday" and try taking these simple steps instead.:

  • Know your lipid profile. Be sure to focus on your HDL level. If it's below 35, you should take steps to increase it.
  • Niacin lowers both LDL and triglycerides and allows for increases in HDL. The best source of niacin in foods is in nuts and dried beans. In addition, many meats such as liver, poultry and fish contain niacin.
  • A low-carb diet will help to balance your HDL and reduce your LDL.
  • Eat protein at every meal - from pure, natural sources. Wild-caught fish and pasture raised, grass-fed beef are rich in "good" fat and excellent sources of the healthy protein your body needs.
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To Your Good Health,

Al Sears, MD

A. Keys, "Atherosclerosis: A problem in newer public health," Journal of Mount Sinai Hospital, 1953; 20, 118-119.
  T. Gordon et al, "High density lipoprotein as a positive factor against coronary heart disease. The Framingham Study," American Journal of Medicine, 1997; 62(5): 707-714.
  A. Castiglioni et al, "HDL Cholesterol: What is its true clinical significance?", Emergency Medicine, 2003; 4(1): 30-42.


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Eric Seranno
(Reprinted from April 20)

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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I just received the new shipment. Let me say: OUTSTANDING!

Best single collection of NY Strips I think I have ever seen.

Thank you very much.  

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  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • hoisin sauce
  • cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and minced
  • teaspoon of Chinese 5 spice


Simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes mixing occasionally.  Baste short ribs, pork loin or London Broil.  Watch the summer's Olympic Games while getting your friends together for Asian style BBQ.


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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.

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