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Boost Muscle Mass and Avoid Aging

November 30, 2008
Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
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We see frail old men and women with their rounded humped backs. Some look and move as if they are much older than they really are. We do not have to look old and frail as our age creeps up, we can fight it by keeping our muscles strong.

Did you know that maintaining or building muscle not only helps us with strength, and balance, but also strengthens the immune system and wards off disease such as heart disease and cancer? And we are never to old to increase our strength.

All it takes is a good weight training program and good quality protein such as US Wellness Meats. Its important to be sure you are getting plenty of good quality protein and if you are exercising to build muscle, you will need twice as much as usual. That means about one gram per pound of body weight. And eating meats and fish with a high Omega 3 content makes it that much easier for the body to turn it into muscle. Try salmon, halibut, sardines and tuna as well as all the delicious cuts of beef, lamb, goat and chicken.

Warmest regards,

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

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In This Issue


New Items:

Contact U.S. Wellness staff ASAP concerning corporate Christmas gift boxes.  We can assemble custom boxes on request.

Free range geese, Peking ducks and turkeys will be available in limited quantities for several weeks.

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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 might be 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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Childhood Obesity In The USA Would Be Reversed If Fast Food TV Advertising Were Banned, Says Study

A ban on fast food advertisements in the United States could reduce the number of overweight children by as much as 18 percent, according to a new study being published this month in the Journal of Law and Economics.

The study was conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) with funding from the National Institutes of Health. NBER economists Shin-Yi Chou of Lehigh University, Inas Rashad of Georgia State University, and Michael Grossman of City University of New York Graduate Center co-authored the paper, which measures the number of hours of fast food television advertising messages viewed by children on a weekly basis.

The authors found that a ban on fast food television advertisements during children's programming would reduce the number of overweight children ages 3-11 by 18 percent, while also lowering the number of overweight adolescents ages 12-18 by 14 percent. The effect is more pronounced for males than females.

Though a ban would be effective, the authors also question whether such a high degree of government involvement-and the costs of implementing such policies-is a practical option. Should the U.S. pursue that path, they would follow Sweden, Norway and Finland as the only countries to have banned commercial sponsorship of children's programs.

"We have known for some time that childhood obesity has gripped our culture, but little empirical research has been done that identifies television advertising as a possible cause," says Chou, the Frank L. Magee Distinguished Professor at Lehigh's College of Business and Economics. "Hopefully, this line of research can lead to a serious discussion about the type of policies that can curb America's obesity epidemic."

Such an action would consequently result in the reduction of fast food advertising messages by 40 percent for children, and 33 percent for adolescents.

The study-the largest of its kind to directly tie childhood obesity to fast food advertising on American television-is based on the viewing habits of nearly 13,000 children using data from the 1979 Child-Young Adult National Longitudinal Survey of Youth and the 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, both issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.

A 2006 report issued by the Institute of Medicine indicated there is compelling evidence linking food advertising on television and increased childhood obesity. "Some members of the committee that wrote the report recommended congressional regulation of television food advertisements aimed at children, but the report also said that the final link that would definitively prove that children had become fatter by watching food commercials aimed at them cannot be made," says Grossman.

"Our study provides evidence of that link," he says.

The Centers for Disease Control estimate that, between 1970 and 1999, the percentage of overweight children ages 6-11 more than tripled to 13 percent. Adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19 also saw a significant increase, reaching 14 percent. Research indicates that there is an 80 percent chance an overweight adolescent will be an obese adult and that over 300,000 deaths can be attributed to obesity and weight in the United States every year.

Source:Medilexicon, November 2008.

Source: MSNBC online, October 2, 2008.
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Deena Kastor
Deena Kastor Is Making Tracks!

35 minutes of great running every other day is the current training regime for America's reining world record marathon runner.

Deena reports the injured foot is healing rapidly with no pain during training and her spirits are even better. 

Following an enjoyable Thanksgiving with family and friends,  comeback trail training is off an running.

The U.S. Wellness family is pulling for a sensational recovery in
world class form by mid year.

Best of success!
by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN

Cahterine EbelingNo longer seen only in terms of speed, performance, strength or looks, muscle mass is gaining increased importance in terms of our body's overall health condition. In fact, muscle mass can even serve as the body's defense against age-related diseases, heart problems, bone loss, diabetes and cancer.

Recent research shows that diminished muscle strength and mass are directly linked to declines in the immune system, diabetes and heart disease, as well as weaker bones, stiffer joints, slumping posture, and balance.

By the age of 65, we could lose about one-third of our muscle tissue. This condition, called sarcopenia, is now considered one of the top biomarkers of aging. In addition, the loss of muscle tissue lowers the metabolic rate and body fat accumulates faster.

Sarcopenia is not just about shrinking muscles and bulging waistlines. Sarcopenia is also a condition of weakness, disability, and early death. Everyday events that we take for granted like carrying groceries, or getting in and out of a car, depend on muscular strength and balance.

Muscle mass has been shown to play a very important role in protein metabolism, which is particularly important in response to physical stress, and research shows a measurable link between muscle mass and cancer mortality.

Muscle loss and weakness can affect not only the quality of life, but also balance, strength, ability to perform everyday activities and the ability to recover from illnesses or accidents.

When we are young and vital, we synthesized protein easily and anabolic processes, which rebuild and repair the body, worked well. As we age, the body's ability to construct new protein slows and our body begins to break down faster than it can rebuild itself.

Two natural ways to remain anabolic and stop muscle loss are to include regular resistance or weight training, and healthy diet with an adequate intake of good quality protein, such as organic grass-fed meats.

Proper protein intake, especially as we age, is essential to increased protein synthesis. In a study appearing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, two groups of men aged 51-69 combined resistance training two days a week with either a meatless diet, or one containing red meat, poultry and fish. Both groups performed the same exercises. The meat-eaters, who were consuming 16% more protein, gained significantly more muscle and strength. And, research shows that animal protein such as red meat,  is more easily metabolized and accessible for the body's use than plant protein.

Research published in the 1998 International Journal of Sport Nutrition states that exercise more than doubles our need for protein.
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Dr. Al Sears
Author of The Doctor's Heart Cure


The next time you consider reaching for margarine in the dairy aisle of your local grocery store, think again. Choose margarine and you're missing out on one of Nature's healthiest foods.

Despite the mainstream medical establishment's decades-long campaign to blame butter for a host of diseases, the science says otherwise. In fact, it's packed with a host of nutrients that benefit nearly every system of your body.

Real butter is a rich source of easily absorbed vitamin A, a must-have for a wide range of functions, from maintaining good vision to keeping your hormones in healthy balance.

It also contains a variety of fat-soluble vitamins in abundance, including vitamin E, crucial to maintaining good vision as you age, and vitamin D, a potent cancer fighter that keeps your mood up and your bones strong.

Butter is rich in trace minerals, especially selenium, a powerful antioxidant. Ounce for ounce, butter has more selenium per gram than either whole wheat or garlic. It's also a rich source of iodine and vitamin A, both vital to the optimal function of the thyroid gland.

It also happens that butter has significant amounts of a number of healthy fatty acids, including:

    Butyric acid-Your colon needs this as a critical energy source. It also happens to be a potent anti-carcinogen.

    Lauric acid-A medium chain fatty acid, this is a potent antimicrobial and antifungal compound.

    Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)-Provides excellent protection against cancer.

Butter also has small but equal amounts of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, the essential fatty acids.  In the right ratio, these prevent heart disease and keep your brain and nervous system in lifelong good health.

But here's the kicker: range-fed cows yield especially high levels of CLA and other nutrients, as opposed to their commercial cousins. It really does pay to get your butter from a cow that has been fed properly-on grasses and nothing else.

So the next time you're considering a healthy source of fat to spread on toast or cook with, try a little grass-fed butter.  Grass-fed is best.

P.W. Parodi. "Conjugated Linoleic Acid and Other Anticarcinogenic Agents of Bovine Milk Fat." Journal of Dairy Science. 82(6):1339-1349.

Editor's Note: Dr Sears is a practicing physician and the author of The Doctor's Heart Cure. He has written over 500 articles and seven books in the fields of alternative medicine, anti-aging, physical fitness, nutritional supplementation and heart health.
Author of The Doctor's Heart Cure

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Eric Seranno

Dr. Serrano,
I am a 57 year old male, 5'11", 160 lbs.; physically active and in excellent health. My diet consists of hormone/antibiotic free chicken and some grass-fed beef. One or two times a month splurging on pizza or barbecue. I eat lots of fruits and vegetables and try to limit consumption of processed foods, refined sugar, wheat and rice. I do eat 4-5 eggs per week and some cheese.
I also take quite a few supplements including high-quality fish oil, cod liver oil, Ubiquinol, Resveratrol, Acetyl-L-Carnitine/L-Carnosine/DMAE, B-12 and other B vitamins, Curcumin, He Shou Wu  and multi-vitamins.
My fasting cholesterol levels have always tended to be a little "high" with overall levels 210-220 and LDL 110-130. HDL has been 50+ and triglycerides under 75. However, over the past six months I have two significantly higher LDL readings, 153 and just recently 158. In this latest test my overall cholesterol was 231, HDL 59 and triglycerides 68.
My physician is concerned and suggested taking prescription-strength niacin. So far I have resisted this.
I would appreciate any advice you might offer.
Thank you for taking the time to answer questions. It is a very valuable service you provide and much appreciated.


Dear M.S.:

As you know, I don't believe cholesterol is the culprit of heart attacks, but because the media has done so much damage, I will try to help you. The first thing I would do is check your testosterone levels, total and free, and your thyroid levels, before doing any thing else. Then avoid dairy or sweets for two weeks.  And after that, just once a week have dairy and sweets. I would bet your levels are off.

Also, Niacin is not bad at all, it is a natural vitamin that will lower your numbers,  and will make a difference; the only side effect is  flushing, and this is only a vasodilatation of the vessels, which is totally benign.

I would also recommend taking chromium pycolinate 400mcgs per day.

Take Care!


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. Please place Dr. Serrano's name in the subject line for quicker processing.

Answers will appear in future issues of the Newsletter and News Alert. Your full 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.

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

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

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I just wanted to say how happy I am with your products and your  service.  Keep up the good work. 

Can you find turkey to offer?  That  would be great.

N. H.
Bayfield, WI


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Easy Roast Beef
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  • Dredge a 3 pound chuck or center cut shoulder roast with a mixture of flour, salt and pepper.
  • Place 3 or 4 patties of grass-fed butter in bottom of roaster pan.
  • Put meat in pan and put 3 or 4 patties of butter on top of meat.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for one hour, uncovered.
  • Add 1 cup of water, cover and bake for 2 more hours at 250 degrees F

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

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      Near Monticello, Missouri - November 29

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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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