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Foods to Reduce Your Stress Levels

October 19, 2008
Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
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If you listen to the news at all lately, you cannot escape stress of some form, no matter how serene the rest of your life may be.

For most of us, stress is a normal everyday occurence, but lately the events going on in our country and the world have added considerable stress to our lives. Should we worry? Worrying does little for stress, it only adds to it. Setting our sights on the positives (as hard as that may be), can help
to eliminate worry, and the resulting stress.

We can help our bodies and our minds by taking some steps to help ourselves become calmer, more rational people at times like this.

Eating well can actually help us reduce the feelings of stress and its effects on our bodies. A healthy diet rich in omega 3's, and antioxidants, along with regular exercise will lower stressors, and help remove the anxiety in lives.

There is little we can do to change the events in the world, except to educate ourselves and vote wisely when the time comes. In the meantime, help yourself and those around you to promote good health, by enjoying US Wellness Meats, Grass-fed Butter, Raw Cheeses, and Seafood.

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

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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 7 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
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The days are getting shorter, temperatures are dropping, and the cold and flu season is beginning. Many people have started taking vitamin C supplements as a precautionary measure. However, research has shown that vitamin supplements do not provide nearly as much protection as other measures, like frequently washing your hands - and that high doses of vitamin C can even be harmful.

The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has published information and a quiz on the subject of prevention, helping to separate widespread myths from facts.

Whether it is caused by a mild cold or the flu, a runny nose and sore throat are signs of a viral infection. Many people are absolutely convinced that vitamin C provides protection against respiratory infections. Yet research has shown that vitamin C does not prevent infection, and that high doses can even be harmful.

Many people overestimate the benefits of vitamin C and other antioxidants, but research now shows that simple strategies such as hand-washing can prevent respiratory infections as well as or better than vitamin C.

There are many simple but effective ways to lower the risk of respiratory infections. These include frequently washing your hands with normal soap and water, and not touching your face with your hands. People who already have a respiratory infection can stop it from spreading by throwing away tissues immediately after using them and not shaking hands with other people.

ScienceDaily (Oct. 16, 2008), Adapted from materials provided by Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care.

Sebastian - Ironman 10-2008
Hi John,

1st off, I just had an amazing petit filet over salad with balsamic dressing, after killing BACK and ABS this morning, and just getting home from Golds Gym in Venice after killing RIPPED THICK ARMS. 

Thank you!

If you want to reference the "Tyler Perry film, The Family That Preys", my crew members would be honored, as it's received a large audience..

I know you likely haven't had the chance to get out, so the rundown is: in the hit film, "Tyler Perry's The Family that Preys", with Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard - I play a strong supporting role.  My character, Nick, is an investor whose wife dies, and who looses his job and kids.  He is integrally tied throughout the workings of the plot and theme, for a payoff in the end.  The film has done over $35M at the box office in the last 3 weeks.

Celebrating you, your family, and grass-fed beef!


Sebastin Fitness RX


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 by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN


Recession, job loss, financial difficulties, housing market decline, stock market freefall, rising prices; not to mention the everyday stressors such as kids, home, jobs, environment and more. Our world has certainly become a more stressful place to be lately.

Some stress in our lives is actually healthy and gives us necessary ambition, drive, and improved performance. But, when stress becomes chronic and uncontrolled, our bodies suffer the consequences in many different ways, including weight gain, reduced immunity, irritability, and more serious health problems.

Which comes first: Does higher stress lead us to eat badly, or do our bad eating habits make us more likely to feel stressed out? It's both.

Stress can lead some people to crave (and overeat) junk food. In other cases, a diet rich in sugar, unhealthy fats, caffeine, etc., can help set up some people to feel more physically stressed. Events going on in the world right now just add to our normally heightened levels of stress.

We need to find better ways to deal with the stress in our lives; and when we eat a  healthy diet rich in the proper nutrients, it helps keep moods up, and stress levels down. It is true: We are what we eat! 

The body's natural response to cope with stress is elevated adrenaline levels, which creates that 'fight or flight' feeling. These days, we suffer more from chronic situational stress than from real physical harm. Yet, we still feel the physical effects of
adrenaline: a faster heart beat, higher blood pressure, increased energy, blood sugar fluctuations, aggression and irritability, sleep disturbances, compromised immunity, and appetite changes.

It is not merely poor willpower driving us towards eating badly when we are stressed; it also has a physiological basis. Increasing our blood sugar levels with sweet things and carbohydrate-rich foods changes brain chemicals so that we produce more serotonin (the calming, happy chemical). Serotonin counteracts stress.

A balanced, nutrient-rich eating plan is your single best dietary defense against stress. There is increasing scientific evidence suggesting that what we eat contributes to mood, stress level, brain function, and energy level. Yes, however absurd it seems, what we eat has a significant contribution to our moods and stress levels.

Certain foods will act as powerful stressors to the body and will definitely exacerbate stress. Adding in higher levels of Omega 3 from grass-fed meats, fish and nuts will begin to lower stress levels, as will increasing healthy carbohydrates and foods high in antioxidants.

Other foods may be helpful in dampening the stress response and can actually help with calming the body and the mind. Calmer minds are able to think more clearly and function better in day-to-day situations. Lets take a look at those foods that are helpful first.
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Dr. Al Sears
Author of The Doctor's Heart Cure

Did you deprive yourself grilling up some juicy steaks on the grill this summer because your doctor told you not to?  

If you think juicy animal fat is bad for you, I have good news.  Not only does your body need animal fat - it thrives on it.

Your heart uses animal fat for fuel. In fact, your heart is covered with a layer of "animal fat" that it uses as an energy booster during times of stress.

All native cultures put animal fats at the center of their diet and show no trace of heart attacks or heart disease. The Inuits of Alaska, better known as the Eskimos, eat a diet that is over 80% animal fat.  And before they were exposed to the typical Western diet they had no history of heart disease.

Animal fat (which you probably know as saturated fat) is good for you and your body needs it to stay vibrant and healthy-especially your heart.

Of course, this goes against everything you've heard your whole life. For the past fifty years we've been warned about the lethal dangers of saturated fats. Along with cholesterol, they're supposedly the culprits behind a host of chronic diseases, from high blood pressure to obesity and heart disease.

Problem is there's never been any scientific proof to back up these claims. Quite the opposite: there's a mountain of evidence showing that animal-based saturated fat can actually lower "bad" cholesterol levels, raise "good" cholesterol levels, and reduce your risk of heart attack and other diseases, including osteoporosis.,

Here's a short list of their life-giving functions and clinically proven benefits:
  • Saturated fats serve as carriers for a variety of key vitamins and nutrients, including the   "fat-soluble" vitamins A, D, E, and K, and the heart's most critical fuel, CoQ10. Your body couldn't absorb them otherwise.
  • Your heart's favorite energy source is . . . saturated fat. You won't hear this from most cardiologists, but the fat surrounding your heart is highly saturated. Your heart draws on this reserve of fat during times of stress.
  • Saturated fats make up at least 50 percent of your cell membranes. They preserve their structural integrity and firmness.
  • Saturated fats are immune boosters and protect the liver from alcohol and other toxins, such as Tylenol.
  • They help to keep your bones healthy and strong. In fact, my research suggests that at least 50 percent of your dietary fat intake should be saturated to insure optimal calcium absorption.
  • You need saturated fats to make use of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 remains longer in your bodily tissues with a diet rich in saturated fats.
  • Saturated fats possess important antimicrobial properties. They protect you against harmful microorganisms in the digestive tract.
So go ahead and eat steak, eggs, bacon, milk and butter without fear. There's a hitch, though: they must come from organic, naturally raised animals. Meat and other foods derived from animals raised on the diet Nature intended for them automatically contain the right nutrients in the proper balance. The same can't be said for commercial foods.

Lawson, L D and F Kummerow. Lipids. 1979. 14:501-503; Garg, M L. Lipids. 1989 24(4):334-9.
Castelli, William. Archives of Internal Medicine. 1992. 152(7):1371-1372.
Knopp et al."Saturated fats prevent coronary artery disease? An American Paradox." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2004. 80(5):1102-1103.
Lawson, L D and F Kummerow. Lipids. 1979. 14:501-503; Garg, M L. Lipids. 1989. 24(4):334-9.
Watkins et al. "Importance of Vitamin E in Bone Formation and in Chrondrocyte Function." Purdue University, Lafayette, IN. AOCS Proceedings. 1996; Watkins, B A, and M F Seifert.
"Food Lipids and Bone Health." Food Lipids and Health, R E McDonald and D B Min, eds, p 101. Marcel Dekker, Inc: New York, NY. 1996.

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Shane Ellison M.S.,  The People's Chemist
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By Shane "The People's Chemist" Ellison 2008

Sugar isn't always what you think it is. These days, most of it has been replaced with an impostor.

Known as high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), this synthetic sweetener masquerades as being natural and healthy. But a chemical reaction discovered in 1914 by the French chemist Louis Camille Maillard proves otherwise. Every time you consume the corn syrup, it acts as wrinkle fertilizer, courtesy of "glycation" - the process by which sugars like HFCS bind to amino acids in the bloodstream and become Advanced Glycation End (AGE) products. This class of toxins has been linked to inflammation, insulin resistance, diabetes, vascular and kidney disease, and Alzheimer's.

Hardly natural, HFCS is made in a lab. Corn syrup is chemically altered in such a way that it becomes "high-fructose" corn syrup." This leads to a much higher rate of AGE production than occurs with plain old sugar. As sure as night follows day, AGE products bind to collagen, causing it to get twisted and tangled. This shows up as age spots, wrinkles, and everything else that makes skin look old and crumbly.

So steer clear of HFCS. Instead, opt for stevia or erythritol.

[Ed. Note: With tricky substances like HFCS lurking everywhere you turn, it can be hard to stay healthy. But if you take a few simple measures, you can protect your health and live a longer, more satisfying life.

Health expert Shane Ellison simplifies complex health issues while revealing the supplements and lifestyle habits that can help you beat today's pandemic killers. Want to learn how to overcome obesity, heart disease, and even cancer? Discover the latest natural cures?
Read more here.]


[Ed. Note: Protecting your health for the long run doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. In fact, you can stay healthy and live a longer, more satisfying life just by taking a few simple measures.

Want to learn more insider health secrets from an ex-drug chemist? Want to be energized while boosting lean sexy muscle at any age - without hard-core willpower? Shane Ellison has been a featured expert and author for the world's most popular health and fitness magazines, including OnFitness and Women's Health. A pharmaceutical insider, his Foundational Health Education program serves as the no-BS, practical guide to living young naturally without dangerous, prescription drugs!]

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 best selling 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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Eric Seranno

Dear Dr. Serrano:
Do you have any dietary advice for someone with rosacea and mild ocular rosacea which is mainly causing blepharitis and styes, but thankfully, no vision damage?
Thanks, A.


Dear A.,

Most common reasons for rosacea are allergies or lack of certain vitamins. Start by eliminating wheat and dairy, then make sure that your diet is very low in sugars (including starchy carbs and high fructose corn syrup), and very high in GLA, which is an anti-inflammatory fat that will help with the rosacea. Or, you can start eating more nuts, if you are not allergic to them. Organic, grass-fed butter is also very high in Gamma Linoleic Acid, as well as Conjugated Linoleic Acid.

Another great option would be a combination of GLA, CLA and olive oil. The only one in the market is alpha omega-3, that I designed about 9 years ago, you can call Mark Harmon at 419 230 9853 and he will be happy to help you or call Nathan Doerfler at 614 834 4372 which is a herb store and they will also help you.

Keep in mind, that rosacea is also worsened by alcohol or fermented drinks, including beer and wine, so be aware of it.

This is also one of the few times that I use an antifungal in my practice because 22% of those with rosacea do respond to antifungals, but the diet must be low in sugar. I use Lamisil, or you can also use oregano, ginger and garlic together to try to clean the fungal infection, which most likely resides in the GI tract.

Eric Serrano


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 called today because of an unfinished order. I rarely need customer service because everything goes so smoothly and quickly.

This is only the second time. Both incidents were handled in such a friendly, easy, and professional manner.

I am impressed. I just wanted to write and let you know that I appreciate your wonderful customer service.

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Garlic and Horseradish Crusted NY Strips

  • NY strip small1/2 cup prepared non-creamy horseradish
  • 1/4 cup creole mustard or any spicy mustard
  • 10 cloves garlic, peeled, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cracked black pepper
  • 4 eight ounce New York strip steaks or rib eye steaks or save money and buy discounted striploin primal or ribeye lipon primal and save 40% by cutting to your own specs.  Primals are steak ready with little or no trimming required.
  • Seasoning salt
  • Cracked black pepper

  • Whisk the horseradish, mustard, garlic, olive oil and 2 tablespoons pepper in a bowl. Spread generously over the beef.
  • Marinate, covered, in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Season with kosher salt and additional pepper.
  • Grill or broil to desired temperature.

Note: To avoid the crust from falling off while grilling, use a flat grill pan (the type with the holes in it). Be sure to spray it with a non-stick spray and let it heat before placing the steak on it.

US wellness striploin or ribeye sub-primals are an excellent, cost-efficient way to purchase NY Strips and ribeye steaks.

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      Lewis  County  Missouri -  October, 18th

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               Grazing outstanding Fall seeded winter annual pasture.

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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