U.S. Wellness Meats Newsletter
Heart Disease Help, Healing Disease with Fats, Christmas Gifts, Real Life Supermen,
USW on YouTube, Roast Sale
December 13, 2009
|Dear John, |
It has certainly felt like December in Northeast Missouri this week! We had our first snowfall that lasted for 3 days along with a mix of wintry weather, which reminds us the holidays are right around the corner. During holiday traveling don't forget to stock up on beef snack sticks and organic trail mix - a healthy way to keep kids occupied and fed during long car rides!
Speaking of the holidays, are you still looking for the perfect Christmas gift? US Wellness Meats gift certificates are perfect for the person who has everything, or for that family member that needs to eat better. Available in increments of $25-$250, this easy gift lets the recipient pick out exactly what they want, and have it shipped right to their door! Be sure and take advantage of the sale on gift certificates this week: 10% off any certificate valued over $100.
Prevention Magazine has a new article out this week - The 7 Foods Experts Won't Eat, describing some of the most dangerous foods on the market today. Topping the list? Grain-fed beef and farmed salmon. So if you are looking for a healthier alternative, try grass-fed beef and wild caught salmon. Our cows are grass-fed from start to finish, never finished on grain and our salmon is wild caught off the coast of Alaska and certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council.
US Wellness has a new YouTube video up this week, The Grass-Fed Difference is a great reminder of why eating grass-fed is so important to our health. It also offers a sneak peek into our production farms and demonstrates the daily habits of our cattle.
Our recipe this week features the Coulotte Steak, a flavorful cut from the sirloin cap that is ready to be thrown on the grill! This easy steak recipe is perfect for chilly winter nights and the wild mushrooms combined with grass-fed beef make it a very healthy choice!
We are pleased to offer a new product this week: Vitamin D3 in Wild Salmon Oil. This powerful health booster provides 2000 IU of Vitamin D3 and is based in Wild Salmon Oil, which is naturally high in Vitamin D. These softgels provide 60 mg of omega 3s and 46 mg of EPA & DHA, a great supplement to any diet!
During the hustle and bustle of the Holidays, let us not forget the soldiers protecting our freedom in harms way, and the wounded warriors here at home recovering from battle.
Best Holiday Regards,
John, LeeAnn, Megan, Tressa, and Jennifer on behalf of the farm families of US Wellness Meats.
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The TROPHOBLAST and the ORIGINS OF CANCER By: Dr. Nicholas J. Gonzalez, MD
Dr. Linda L. Isaacs, MD
At the recent Weston A Price 2009 Convention, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez in person.
It was an honor to visit with him one on one, and witness a spell bounding lecture on the origins of cancer.
I have rarely heard a speaker who could speak so fluently and rapidly off the cuff without a note, power point or easel. Dr. Gonzalez's delivery was given at a concert pianist pace but it was absorbed like magic into my brain.
In short, The Trophoblast and the Origins of Cancer is a must read for many families. Dr. Gonzalez does a brilliant job of explaining why Dr. John Beard believed the root of cancer started with the TROPHOBLAST cells in a stunning discovery 100 years ago.
Do you realize the first 56 days of the human embryo and a cancer cell, look identical in rapid cellular division? Dr. Beard made this discovery at the dawn of the 20th century and it took modern medicine only recently to validate the Nobel Prize winner's work 100 year before.
Dr. Gonzalez practices in New York City. Please click here for his website.
by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN
For the past 15 years it has become assumed truth that a low fat diet is a healthy diet. The medical community, who, thirty years ago, used to urge us to eat plenty of meat
, shifted their emphasis to encourage us to eat ample amounts of fruit, vegetables and grains. As the pendulum is swinging back... there is a great deal of emphasis on the importance of good fats and essential fatty acids, most notably the Omega 3
kind. Hard and fast rules about diet never work. There are many applications for many different people and their nutritional needs.
We all know by now, that dietary fat does not necessarily convert into body fat. Carbohydrates and sugars, on the other hand, are easily changed into body fat by insulin. Many overweight people gain weight due to the elevated insulin levels in the blood. While insulin is the hormone that allows blood sugar to be used by the cells, it also directs the body to store excess calories as fat, and it stimulates hunger. It has been shown that high levels of insulin have a very negative effect on the body, feeding cancer, contributing to heart disease, and premature aging.
When you severely restrict carbs, your body goes into a state of ketosis--burning fat for energy with the subsequent production of ketone bodies in the bloodstream. The condition is called "ketonuria" if ketones are spilled out into the urine. The result of ketosis is that your blood sugar levels stabilize; your insulin level drops; and because your body is burning fat, you lose weight.
This Ketogenic diet has been used for years with very good results for controlling cancer, shrinking tumors, and for neurological disorders such as Parkinson's, early Alzheimer's, and epileptic seizures especially in children.
Seizure disorder, or epilepsy, is an abnormality of the electric potentials or waves produced in the normal brain. Symptoms include grand mal seizures, with loss of consciousness and contraction and relaxation of all muscle groups, lasting a few minutes; petit mal seizures, which involve limited convulsions or temporary alteration of consciousness, and psychomotor epilepsy, which consists of uncontrolled and unpremeditated behavior. Many of these conditions, incidentally, are common in criminals and juvenile delinquents.
It is has been a little known fact by the general public that dietary modification can help seizure disorders. Drug therapy has taken the place of this diet, and the diet has taken a back seat to drugs.
In the early 1920's, a man named R.M. Wilder introduced a diet intended to mimic the physiological effects of fasting. This diet consists of high amounts of fat (as much as 80% of calories) and low amounts of protein and carbohydrate (no more than 20% of calories total). Like fasting, it provokes ketosis, which, in the absence of dietary carbohydrates, will be metabolized instead of glucose as fuel for the brain.
From early on, the ketogenic diet showed clinical effectiveness in suppressing and avoiding seizures...
|Guest Columnist - John M. Shaw|
In Tennis, Love Means You're at an Impasse,
But in Life, Love Means You've Scored, Big-Time!
By John M. Shaw
Tennis has been my vocation and avocation for 35 years. The genesis of my tennis career has an interesting twist. I had convulsions as a 1 year-old which was accompanied by high fevers. My recollection was that they used to throw me into tubs of ice. My mom was paranoid even when I was eight years-old that the convulsions would return even though I had not had them since I was two. Consequently, she would not allow me to play little league baseball.
Being a persistent eight year-old, I found an outlet a block from my house even though I did not have permission to leave our yard. It was a property owned by a Renaissance man named Joe Amirato who had a basketball court that was on a tennis court. I made it a point to get there frequently and became an excellent basketball player. While I was shooting baskets, Joe would come out with his friends to play tennis, so I also enjoyed this spectator sport. Two years later, when I was ten, Joe offered to teach me tennis. Little did I know that that moment would set the course of an amazing life - in tennis as a metaphor for life.
Five years later, Joe had me read the autobiography of Yogananda, which was my first venture into the world of subtle energies. Joe was a great role model and father figure and easily the most altruistic person I have ever known.
As my life went forward, I became a very accomplished basketball player and an average tennis player. I received several academic and basketball scholarships to college, but none for tennis until I took a chance trip to Upsala College. My friend Rick asked me to keep him company on a football recruiting trip there during my senior year in high school. When we arrived at Upsala that day I went to the basketball coaches' office to pass time. When I entered the office I met a man who I thought was basketball coach Rich Adabato, but who was actually the tennis coach, Charlie Lundgren. My error occurred because they had recently switched offices, but the signs had not been changed.
I told him I was looking for the basketball coach and he said, "What is a little guy like you doing playing basketball?" I was insulted. He then asked me if I played tennis and when I said yes he invited me to practice so he could evaluate me...
John M. Shaw teaches private tennis lessons, He has a holistic health protocol for all diseases and offers life coaching.
John M Shaw
|Dr. Al Sears, MD|
Were These Native Americans Real-Life "Super Men"?
The First Spanish Explorers in the American Southwest Witnessed Legendary Feats of Strength and Power
By: Al Sears, MD
When I was in Arizona getting ready to climb Humphreys Peak, I did some research on Native Americans.
Back in the old West, Native Americans enjoyed a kind of power and vigor that is hard for us to understand or believe.
Cabeza de Vaca, one of the first Europeans to explore what is now Texas and the Southwest in the 16th century, lived among the Native Americans for eight years.1 He observed, "One Native American ran down a buffalo on foot and killed it with his knife as he ran by its side."2
De Vaca found these Indians resilient and hard to kill: "Traversed by an arrow, he does not die but recovers from his wound... the men were happy, generous, with amazing physical prowess... they go naked in the most burning sun, in winter they go out in early dawn to take a bath, breaking the ice with their body."
To our modern ears it sounds like these Native Americans were supermen. In reality, their power came from being in perfect balance with their environment, what I call native fitness, and eating a high-protein, high-fat diet. The diet these hunter-gathers followed depended on topography and climate. But, it was basically simple - animal and vegetable, whatever they could catch or reap.
And in contrast to our modern, so-called "healthy" low-fat, or fat-free diets, the ancient native diet was extremely high in fat - mostly the maligned saturated fat.
The ancient Native Americans liked the older fattest because they had built up layers of fat along their backs. This saturated fat was highly prized as it could be rendered and stored, to be consumed with dried or smoked lean meat.3
These hunter-gatherers intuitively knew that saturated fat was good for them. When big game was scarce and the only fresh meat was small animals with low body fat, like squirrel or rabbit, they developed something called "fat-hunger," also known as rabbit-starvation. Symptoms include headache, lassitude and vague discomfort... and no matter how much they ate they felt dissatisfied.4
Sounds like the effects of our modern low-fat diet, doesn't it?
Native Americans added wild berries, fruit and grains to the meat. They ground up the small bones and added it to the meat and fat. No trimming of excess fat and throwing it away.5 And they were remarkably healthy and powerful. So are Native Americans who live like their ancestors. There is an almost complete absence of tooth decay or malignant disease among the truly primitive Eskimos and Indians. But, when they become modernized and followed the current American diet, acute medical problems surfaced.6 They became obese, diabetic and sedentary.
So, what can we do today to eat and live like the ancient Native Americans? We can't go out and kill our own bison or forage for grain on the prairie. We have to forage in our local grocery store, butchers or farmer's market.
Here are my suggestions, based on my observations of healthy native cultures around the world:
· Use raw, unprocessed milk from grass-fed cows.
· Eat free-range meat
· Consume good fats like butter, tallow or lard
· Have lots of fresh, wild seafood
· Use organic grown vegetables and fruits
· Eat organ meat, such as liver, once a week
· Add in cod liver oil
· Cut out processed foods - white flour, sugar, and cereals7
You can imitate stalking and chasing your dinner on the hoof by adopting my PACE program.
Take up an outdoor activity that'll excite and elate you.
Go hiking in the fresh air. Walk or bike instead of driving. Climb a mountain. Swim in the ocean.
Do all of this and you'll be a modern day, lean and fit American, able to run across the prairie in pursuit of your dinner... if you needed to.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears MD
1. Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos http://alkek.library.txstate.edu/swwc/cdv/
2. The explorer Cabeza de Vaca is quoted in WW Newcombe, The Indians of Texas, 1961, University of Texas.
3. Vilhjalmur Stefansson, The Fat of the Land, MacMillan Company, 1956
Learning from Cabeza de Vaca - The University of Texas at Austin.
5. Stefansson, op cit
Weston A. Price, DDS, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration,
Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundations, (619) 574-7763, pages 73-102
Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, PhD, Guts and Grease: The Diet of
Native Americans, January 2000.
Dr. Al Sears, M.D. is a board-certified clinical nutrition specialist. His practice, Dr. Sears' Health & Wellness Center in Royal Palm Beach, Fla., specializes in alternative medicine. He is the author of seven books in the fields of alternative medicine, anti-aging, and nutritional supplementation, including The Doctor's Heart Cure. To get his free special report on the proven anti-aging strategies for building a vibrant, disease-free life, go here now. You'll learn how to stop Father Time without giving up the foods you love.
|Dr. Eric Serrano M.D., M.S., B.C.|
I would like your input on some recent lab results related to my risk for
heart disease. I am a 43 year old male, 5'11", 205 lbs, 36" waist. I eat whole unrefined foods most of the time, lots of vegetables and a moderate amount of
fruits, limit wheat, soy and most grains, drink alcohol occasionally and have lost 40 pounds in the past year and a half. I eat a lot of wild salmon, sardines and meats from US Wellness and other organic grass-fed sources. I am not a big fan of dairy so I only occasionally have it, when I do it is raw and from grass fed cows.
My food choices changed markedly in the past couple of years and resulted in the weight loss. I hit the gym several times a week and have a an active job as well as walk about a mile to work.
Here are my labs: TSH 5.770uIU/ml (my TSH has fluctulated over the pst year) , Vit D(25 OH) 55.7, LDL-P 2130 nmol/L, Small LDL-P 1827 nmol/L, Cholesterol, Total 222mg/dL, LDL-C 160 mg/dL, HDL-C 56 mg/dL, Triglycerides 31 mg/dL, LDL Particle Size 20.0 nm, Large HDL-P 10.3 umol/L, Large VLDL-P 0.1 nmol/L, CRP, High Sens 0.5 mg/L, CRP Quintile 1, CVD risk <1. CBC, BMP, LFTs all WNL.
What can I do with lifestyle/diet changes to improve my labs and most importantly improve my health. I feel great, especially with the weight loss, and my goal weight is approx. 185-195 pounds. MY PCP is progressive and thinks I still have time to improve, however statins have been mentioned. Thanks for your input, I greatly respect your opinion and look forward to any guidance you may offer. All the best.
Arthur R Godwin II
Congratulations, you are doing awesome.
I would never ever start you on any statins, all your doctor has to do is correct your thyroid, which is low, and you will be on your way to even more weight loss and lower cholesterol.
Your diet is awesome, and actually John is going to publish an article on diet soon by John Meadows - read it and use it because you will even lose more weight. If your doctor starts you on thyroid, use natural thyroid, 30 mgs per day.
Arthur, you are over training, only hit the gym a max of four times per week, and enjoy life the rest of the time. Try to lift weights that way you gain muscle, lose fat and not only feel food but look good.
Again, congratulations and I hope that I helped. Last but not least add a good multivitamin like whole food IV from Innate Response and chromiun pycolinate 400mcgs per day and after you make these changes check your blood again in 6 weeks, yes 6 weeks, and you will be kicking more butt.
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.
With advanced degrees in nutrition, kinesiology and wellness
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Pickerington, OH 43147-1157
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|Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A|
Need A Training Lift?
By: Scott Mendelson
With the New Year approaching I am thinking about goals, one that is of huge importance is getting rid of belly to have a great set of abs. How do I get it done? Also what traits are common amongst your most successful clients?
The keys to developing a great set of abs are reducing body fat levels and proper training to improve muscular development. How many people do you know who have made similar goals and never come anywhere close to achieving them? My bet is quite a few! A large percentage of people use the wrong strategies, limiting their success from the start. Working hard and smart will ensure your success. Contact me for a copy of the New Year Resolution Goal Formation worksheet which will put you on the fast track to success by helping you clarify goals and identifying strategies for better execution.
Using the Right Exercises to Develop Abdominal Muscles
I have gotten emails over the years from people claiming to do thousands of sit-ups per day and all they got was added back pain! The routines I commonly run across a couple thousand times per year when answering emails make me cringe as they will surely create a muscle imbalance by doing only one type of motion- the sit-up and common variations. Multiple movement patterns must be executed to properly stimulate the musculature. New clients often question why there are a lower volume of sit-ups in their programs compared to what they are accustomed- why make an imbalance worse? Instead we seek to fix the weakest link which is typically the obliques, which relate to rotational exercises. The correct exercises will develop the visual qualities and can also improve performance. It is not uncommon for me to run into new clients with low body fat levels but poor ab development. In these cases on average after 8 weeks of proper training the abs will "pop" very nicely.
Below is a simple yet effective routine for improving ab development. Again a customized approach is best to address individual needs in this area especially since I see more imbalances through the core versus other muscle groups during new client assessments.
Sets Reps Tempo Rest
A1. Swiss Ball leg Lower 2-3 6-8 4-0-1-0 45
A2. Elevated Twisting Crunch 2-3 6-8 4-0-1-2 45
B1. Med ball To Leg Sit Up 2-3 6-8 4-0-1-0 45
B2. Med Ball Rotation Sit Up 2-3 6-8 2-0-1-0 45
C1. Back Extension 2-3 6-8 4-0-1-1 45
C2. Swiss Ball Reverse hyper 2-3 6-8 2-0-1-0 45
See exercise video clips here
Slashing Body Fat to bring out the Six Pack
Due to limitations in space I cannot go into great detail regarding nutrition. Lowering refined food intake, especially sugar is very important. Nutrition plans high in grass-fed beef
and other free-range high quality protein
sources is a huge step in the right direction. Speaking of sugar- Christmas season is in full swing and many nutrition pit falls can take place. While I do not expect anyone to be perfect- help yourself now by reading the body fat accumulation prevention strategies file which provides several proven strategies.
for a complementary copy of the Zero Tolerance Fat Loss Plan which has helped thousands of people earn the six-pack of their dreams. Ensure your success by discussing a customized program with Scott.
Hi, I am Scott Mendelson, and I am here to help deliver solutions to all of your exercise challenges in 2009 and beyond!
To say the least, grassland beef goes quickly in the Mendelson House with filets
, flank steak
, minute steaks
being the favorites.
"My goal is to not only reach more people in 2009, but help them get to their goals in the fastest possible time frame using the best techniques for their unique needs"
An Internet Training and nutrition consulting pioneer, Scott has been helping clients ranging from weekend warriors to professional athletes since 1999. See more about Scott's credentials here
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|What Our Customers Are Saying|
Dear John and Crew,
My order arrived at 10:30 am today. Thank you all for your company and the beautiful products. I am now getting, for the first time, people wanting to get their organic cheese and other products into our store. When I explain the raw cheese and the meats I get from you, they back off and go away! I am so happy to have your products. Thank you all again!
San Luis Obispo, CA
Skillet Steaks with Sautéed Wild MushroomsIngredients:
- 1 to 1.25 lbs Coulotte steaks, cut 1 inch thick
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced, divided
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
- 3 cups assorted wild mushrooms (such as cremini, oyster, shiitake, enoki and morel)
- Seasoning salt and pepper
- Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add mushrooms and 1 clove minced garlic; cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and browned. Remove; keep warm.
- Combine thyme and remaining garlic; press evenly onto beef steaks. Place steaks in same skillet over medium heat; cook 8 to 11 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally. Remove to platter.
- Carve steaks into slices. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Top with mushrooms.
Makes 4 servings.
Preparation time: 25-30 minutes.
Recipe compliments of the Beef Checkoff.
|December 7, 2009 - Near Monticello, MO
Cattle posing for photos after playing
on a sunny December afternoon.
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