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Eat Healthy on a Budget

September 21, 2008
Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
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Over the past year, grocery prices have risen dramatically. The most dramatic rise was in grains, primarily rice and wheat flour.

In addition, most every other staple item that we purchase has gotten more expensive and the costs of gasoline and shipping have nudged that dollar amount higher.

Does that mean we have to give up eating healthy organic foods and start eating beans out  of the can? No! We can certainly cut back on costs by simply taking a hard look at where the food money is being spent, eliminating junky non-nutritional foods, and planning more carefully when we buy.

U.S. Wellness Meats are high-quality premium meats and dairy products, but there are many items that can be purchased without breaking the bank. We are offering some money-saving ideas to help you stay on track with your budget, as well as staying on track with your health. After all, your health is the biggest investment you can make!  More details in Catherine's Comments below.

Don't hesitate to pick up the phone and call the U.S. Wellness staff for cost saving suggestions.  There are several primal cuts and wholesale bundles designed to pinch pennies. Organizing a local buying club to take advantage of the 40 pound weight $25 discount is fair game also. Take advantage of volume discounts in chicken cutlets and chicken sausage choices.  Look for more volume discount selections in the next several weeks.

Your continued patronage is genuinely appreciated.

Warmest regards,

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

Toll Free: (877) 383-0051

In This Issue
beef balogna

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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 6 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 the 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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Infant Development Enhanced By High Omega 3 Diet While Pregnant, Longer Breastfeeding

Both higher Omega 3 consumption and longer breastfeeding are linked to better physical and cognitive development in infants, according to a study of mothers and infants from Denmark.

The study, which appeared in the September issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, was conducted by researchers from the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention of Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and the Maternal Nutrition Group from the Department of Epidemiology at Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark. These findings provide further evidence that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, grass-fed meats, and compounds in breast milk are beneficial to infant development.

The study team looked at 25,446 children born to mothers participating in the Danish Birth Cohort, a study that includes pregnant women enrolled from 1997-2002. Mothers were interviewed about child development markers at 6 and 18 months postpartum and asked about their breastfeeding at 6 months postpartum. Prenatal diet, which included fish, was assessed by a detailed food frequency questionnaire administered when they were six months pregnant.

During the interviews mothers were asked about specific physical and cognitive developmental milestones such as whether the child at six months could hold up his/her head, sit with a straight back, sit unsupported, respond to sound or voices, imitate sounds, or crawl. At 18 months, they were asked about more advanced milestones such as whether the child could climb stairs, remove his/her socks, drink from a cup, write or draw, use word-like sounds and put words together, and whether they could walk unassisted.

The children whose mothers ate the most Omega 3's during pregnancy were more likely to have better motor and cognitive skills. For example, among mothers who ate the Omega 3's, 5.7% of their children had the lowest developmental scores at 18 months, compared with only 3.7% of children whose mothers had the highest Omega 3 intake. Compared with women who ate the least fish, women with the highest fish intake (about 60 grams - 2 ounces - per day on average) had children 25% more likely to have higher developmental scores at 6 months and almost 30% more likely to have higher scores at 18 months.

Longer duration of breastfeeding was also associated with better infant development, especially at 18 months. Breastmilk also contains omega-3 fatty acids. The benefit of Omega 3 consumption was similar among infants breastfed for shorter or longer durations.

Women in the U.S. have been advised to limit their fish intake to two servings a week because some fish contains high traces of mercury, which has demonstrated toxic effects. Eating grass-fed meats from U.S. Wellness meats will give you the benefits of Omega 3, without the danger of mercury.  Most women in the study consumed cod, plaice, salmon, herring, and mackerel, fish types that tend to have low mercury content.


Article adapted by Medical News Today from original press release, September 10, 2008.

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Sebastian Siegel - The Family That Preys

On of U.S. Wellness strongest supporters, Sebastian Siegel, is now featured in the September 12th release from Director Tyler Perry, The Family That Preys

Director Perry is a Hollywood director who has achieved great success without the use of profanity and sexual innuendo in his movies. He has discovered a clean niche that the whole family can enjoy! 

USA Today did a feature story 10 days ago on Director Perry's very humble beginnings in New Orleans and Atlanta.  It was a rags to riches story proving once again, you accomplish great deeds with conviction, dedication and good old fashioned hard work.

A tip of the had to Director Perry, Sebastian and his fellow cast members.

By the way, Sebastian relishes tenderloin filets, t-bones and chicken cutlets from the U.S. Wellness store to maintain his cover model physique.

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 by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN
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 Is it Possible to Eat Healthy on a Budget?

Prices are rising, jobs are being deleted, and economically challenging times are here. Everyone is looking at ways to cut out unnecessary expenses, and food budgets are a prime target. Does that mean we need to give up and head to Wal-Mart for our groceries? Absolutely not!

You can shop smart and still eat healthy, and in many cases, still buy organic foods while on a budget. All it takes is re-aligning your shopping habits and putting a little thought and planning into your shopping. And really, isn't it worthwhile?

After all groceries for a family are usually the biggest or second biggest monthly expense, next to a mortgage. Realizing that the food you put on the table is an investment in you and your family's long term health is like putting money in the bank.
U.S. Wellness Meats wants to encourage you to eat healthy on a budget, but still enjoy the health benefits of a well-constructed diet.

Here are a few tips to make it easier:

First of all, give up your dependence on conventional grocery stores. Limiting yourself to the organic section or natural foods section of your local grocery store is a great way to pay too much for your more wholesome food selections. Conventional grocery stores tend to charge a premium for health food and organic items.

A look around your community should reveal plenty of other places to purchase organic and healthy foods without breaking the budget. Besides the supermarkets, you can find organic and health foods in health food stores, specialty stores, co-ops, gourmet delis, farmers' markets, community-supported agriculture programs, or online.

Keep an eye out for sale items. Many stores and health food stores will have weekly or monthly specials advertised in flyers or the newspaper. At US Wellness Meats, you will find the best deals if you shop the weekly sale items, which are announced each Sunday and run through the following Saturday night.

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Shane Ellison, M.S. 'The People's Chemist'
shane ellisonFour Aggressive Approaches to Warding Off Cancer

By Shane "The People's Chemist" Ellison

Everyone has cancer.   Johns Hopkins recently reminded us of this fact while studying how most of us beat the deadly outcome:  the immune system.  When it identifies a cancerous cell, it attacks and eliminates it from the body.  But every now and then, this system gets hoodwinked by rogue cancer cells.

Rogue cancer cells have the ability to become invisible and therefore overcome our immune system defenses.  This superpower helps it invade other regions of the body.  Internally, we become a playground for cancerous infection and disease.  Slow death ensues.  Fortunately, anyone can overcome it.  

To beat rogue cancer cells, you need to eliminate their ability to become invisible.  What keeps cancer cells out of sight from your immune system? Trophoblast cells. You can expose cancer for what it is - deadly - by boosting your pancreatic enzymes.  Pancreatic enzymes eliminate trophoblast cells and thus reveal any underlying cancer cells to your "immunity radar" for eventual eradication.

Several natural medicines have been identified that attack trophoblast cells.  The most effective are flavonoids found in broccoli; whey isolate; B-17 from the apricot seed; and curcumin (which is available at Wal-Mart).  

Considering their aggressive attack on invisible cancer cells, boosting pancreatic enzymes should be a daily habit among anyone who wants to ward off the everyday occurrence of cancer.

About the Author

Shane Ellison holds a masters degree in organic chemistry and is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant for his studies in biochemistry and physiology. Creator of the Hormone Intelligence Therapy (HIT) program he exposes how men and women can reverse diabetes, lose fat and build sexy, lean muscle, at any age. Get access to Shane's free articles at: & discover how to cheat metabolism, lose weight and master your best physique in 90 days naturally.

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Eric Seranno
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.

Answers will appear in future issues of the Newsletter and News Alert. Your name will not be displayed.

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.

Please email using the address below and place Dr. Serrano's name in the subject line. Answers will appear in future U.S. Wellness weekly publications.

Dr. Serrano is an M.D. with advanced degrees in nutrition, kinesiology and wellness.

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

Hi Dr. Serrano,

I've been eating grass-fed beef as much as I can these past couple years instead of the corn-fed variety.  I mostly use the 75% ground beef and hamburger patties. When cooking chicken, I like using a tablespoon of the beef tallow to cook it in (pork chops as well).  

Being in my early 40's, I was wondering if there is any research about grass-fed beef and benefits to men from a hormone basis? Does it do anything for the testosterone level or the HGH levels?


Dear M.,

Yes, I have information on meat and hormones, but the study was done with conventional meat. Meat from conventional sources increases insulin levels, and testosterone levels, but not growth hormone. Monounsaturated fats increase testosterone; weight lifting also increases testosterone, but aerobic exercise decreases them.

GH is not affected by meat, but it may increase if consumed without carbohydrates. The increase in insulin in the study was in diabetics, and conventional meat, although I think in a "normal person" it will not increase insulin, but it will increase your testosterone levels.

If  you want to increase your testosterone levels, I would do the following:

1. Lift weights, include high volume low rest between sets (if clients want to know more about lifting, let me know and I will write more articles on the subject.)
2. Increase your fat intake, especially saturated and monounsaturated fats and decrease polyunsaturated fats.
3. Use real butter (preferably grass-fed dairy butter), instead of canola oil or corn oil.
4. Use fat loading days in combination with workout days and also include carbohydrate loading days.
5. Decrease aerobic exercise
6. Load up with Omega 3 oils, but avoid flax seed oil
7. Decrease sugar intake.

Eric Serrano

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

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veal NY strip smallDear U.S. Wellness,

Oh wow! I cooked the veal NY strip steak on the grill... just coated it with cracked pepper and a little salt, let it sit in a shallow dish of soy sauce for about half an hour, then grilled it to a perfect medium rare.

It was delicious, and I cut it with my fork. Served it with some couscous and sauteed vegetables.

I'm really looking forward to doing the veal ribeye and/or the veal 4 rib rack.

Keep up the great work.

Chet C.
Quincy, Illinois

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Barbecue Meatloaf Recipe
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This is another easy meatloaf recipe, and it's smothered in barbeque sauce for a taste that is simply irresistible.


3/4 pound each ground beef and pork
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
3 slices wheat bread torn into very small pieces
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup barbeque sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients except barbeque sauce in a large bowl.  Transfer mixture to a 5 x 9 inch ungreased meatloaf pan.  Pour barbecue sauce over the top of the meatloaf.
  • Bake meatloaf for 1 1/4 hours or until center is no longer pink.  If using a meat thermometer, the internal temperature of the meatloaf should be 180 degrees.
  • Let meatloaf sit for 5 minutes before removing from pan to serve.  You can serve with additional barbecue sauce if desired.

From, submitted by 'Jen'.

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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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