New Year's Resolutions time again! The gyms are crowded, everyone is dieting, but how long will it last? Most say about 3 weeks, then those resolutions run out of steam and motivation slips back into bad habits. Why? Perhaps it just becomes too difficult. Restrictive diets create ravenous dieters who soon fall off the wagon and usually resort to the same bad habits.
The best way to lose weight is a change of habits, a change in foods you normally eat, and a diet you can live with for the long run. Cutting out carbs and sugars and increasing protein not only helps you lose weight, but is also great for your health, lowering triglycerides and blood sugar in the process. Starches and sugar create the insulin spikes that signal the body to store fat, then create more hunger. Its a vicious cycle! Proteins and fats create a feeling of fullness and satiety, keep blood sugar low and level and painlessly help you lose weight, while building more metabolically active muscle. The best carbs are the kinds from vegetables and fruits.
So, build your diet around plenty of clean, high nutrition, grass-fed meats, butter, raw cheeses, bison, wild seafood, tallow products, and healthy organic snacks, and you will be feeling and looking GREAT!
Warmest January regards,
John, Lee Ann, Megan, McKenzie and Tressa on behalf of the farm families of U.S. Wellness Meats.
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10 HOT FOOD TRENDS FOR 2009
home cooking, eco-friendly choices and food safety controls are just
some of the hot food trends for 2009. Here are 10 things you will be
hearing a lot about in the coming months:
4. Fish-friendly choices: Restaurants and suppliers are increasingly
buying from fisheries certified by the Marine Stewardship Council and
avoiding the most vulnerable species, according to JWT, a global market
research firm. Even Wal-Mart
has pledged to make a full switch to certified fisheries by 2011. The
Maine lobster-trap fishery is the latest group to ask for MSC
1. Cooking at home.
More than a decade ago, we cocooned. The economy has made reconsider this activity and rethink hitting expensive restaurants as frequently. The case for cooking at home to keep budgets in check has never
been more solid. Also, with more meals being made at home, we are
learning that satisfaction goes along with savings. Gourmet foods, such as grass-fed meats and natural foods can be delivered right to your door, bringing restaurant quality food to your home.
2. Good nutrition trumps fad
dieting. Weight-conscious consumers are gravitating to nutrition- and
health-conscious lifestyles. Balancing healthier choices with
moderation will gain even more popularity.
3. Drink up. Home
dining trends are causing alcohol sales to rise. Feeling down about
economic woes is one factor, but let's concentrate on the positive
here. Retailers can point you to high-value, low-cost imported wines
and spirits. And no worries about drinking and driving!
5. Eco-friendly foods go along swimmingly with
our fish concerns.
6. Who is minding the food
supply? Consumers will demand tighter food controls and quick
accountability for food-borne illness outbreaks, and www.fda.gov and
www.fsis.usda.gov, will be top bookmarks for 2009. Also, more consumers
will pay attention to country-of-origin labeling.
7. A world of
flavor. Globalization and a desire for variety are driving our
appetites for internationally infused tastes and cravings for favorite
ingredients paired with modern twists according to
researchers at spice producer McCormick.
8. Gluten as the new
villain. Even though celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered
by gluten, affects only about 1 percent of the population, proponents
say a gluten-free diet can stimulate weight loss and help with chronic
intestinal issues as well as diseases including autism and
schizophrenia. New research shows that actually 1 in 133 may be suffering from this sneaky digestive disorder. Mintel, a
market-research company, forecasts 15 percent to 25 percent annual
growth for gluten-free foods in the U.S. during the next few years.
9. Organic priorities.
Even if every penny counts in 2009, some shoppers may choose to buy
organically grown versions of conventional foods, and naturally raised, grass-fed meats. Tip: Private label products will
help consumers remain committed to organic food.
10. Food as
entertainment and social networking. We all eat, so it's no surprise
that Food Network, now sweet 16, is thriving with all things kitchen.
Food blogs are growing, as well, providing a faster forum for recipe
swaps and on-demand help in the kitchen.
Source: Heather McPherson |
FOOD January 7, 2009
|ATHLETE CORNER - BIG ISLAND THERAPY
Winter Blues . . . Go to the Big Island To Shape Your Health
By: Dawn Kieba Blacklidge
"Boot Campers" come to me for a variety of reasons. From detoxing from the Standard American Cooked diet and wanting to loose weight/body fat and inches, to getting away from the their routine life and come to a tropical place to "rejuvenate, replenish, re-boot their systems . . . plus, re-learn their body mind."
My program includes a Retro-Raw organic diet which consists of an
80-90% Raw diet which includes veggie juices, salads, soups, tropical
fruits, grass-fed meats, raw dairy, eggs, and fish, sprouted/soaked
nuts and seeds. Coupled with good disciplined training in my gym, daily swims,
yoga, hiking, kayaking and more.
For instance, two of my recent past campers came to me for completely
different reasons. Both leaving with similar experiences and new
knowledge on combining the best living nutrition with exercise of all
kinds for optimal health. Not to mention, the unique
experiences they had while living in the jungle on the Big Island full
of unbelievable adventures.
Michaela was a young 21 year old from South Africa wanting to take time
away from her young party life, learn about my Retro-Raw diet and
exercise for life plan......to get into a new routine to help her loose
weight and inches, get on track for a healthier future, and to have
a unique island experiences.
She was with me for 4 weeks leaving with a superb experience.
Including a 17 pound weight loss and over 12 inches smaller.
Quotes from Michaela:
"I can't believe how quickly my fitness and strength level improved, and I quickly went from dreading each training session, to looking
forward to what Kieba had in store for me. Every day was a new adventure with many super experiences!"
The people I met through Kieba are all such great characters and I feel blessed to have them in my life.
So THANK YOU so so much Kiebs. You are heaven sent, such a motivator
and so patient, generous, kind and supportive, and I had such a good
laugh with you. Your chef skills are incredible- yay for "sweet
meals"-haha. My skin and eyes glowed with happiness and health from all
the nourishing and amazing food and smoothies, all the weird and
wonderful fruit, and all the fun, yet challenging exercise. I hope to
pay you an annual visit, and reconnect with the inspiring environment
that is "Kieba's Place".
Miss you and love and respect you always,"
Scott was a Man from Sydney, Australia in good physical fitness to start
with and already on a raw (primal) diet.
Scott runs a Health Center but had gotten out of the routine of exercise
himself and wanted to go to a place that combined the 2.....the raw NON
vegan diet, and exercise.
"Thank you Kieba, for sparking my awareness, for sharing your truths, and for re-affirming my commitment to the 'Raw Exercise' lifestyle. You
helped me to make contacts that will reshape my life, and for those opportunities I remain eternally grateful.
You possess an endearing quality which will forever remain an irreplaceable value to me. My two weeks shared with you were a rich and rewarding experience, but not a once in a lifetime one, as I intend to relive the experience many times over, each time moving closer towards my ultimate goal of optimal health, fitness and happiness.
With your perfect thriving jungle setting, and your understanding of the laws of nature, may you continue to assist many more boot campers through their healing transitions towards optimal living, just as you have done for me."
Scott Wheeler- Certified Fitness Clinician (I.A.R.T)
Flex Rx Clinical Fitness-AUSTRALIA
by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN
THE NATURAL WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT, THE WAY NATURE INTENDED
For millions of years, early humans existed on a diet of meat and vegetation.
With the dawn of agriculture, only 10,000 years ago, humans began consuming large amounts of sugars and starches in the form of grains and potatoes.
Fossils and ethnological studies of hunter-gatherers (which would be the closest surrogate we have to stone age humans) indicate that humans rarely, if ever, ate any type of cereal grains, nor did they eat diets high in carbohydrates. Rather, it suggests that the diet of pre-agricultural humans was derived primarily from animal-based foods.
Consequently, diets high in carbohydrates derived from cereal grains were not part of the human evolutionary experience until only very recent times.
Indeed, 99.99% of our genes were formed before the advent of agriculture, so in biological terms, our bodies are still the same as those of hunter-gatherers.
Because human genes have changed very little in the past 40,000 years, since the appearance of behaviorally modern humans, our nutritional requirements are almost identical to the requirements for stone age humans living before the advent of agriculture.
Fossil records indicate that early agricultural farmers, compared to their hunter-gatherer ancestors, had a noticeable reduction in stature, an increase in infant mortality, reduction in their life span, an increased incidence of infectious diseases, an increase in iron deficiency anemia, increased incidence of osteoporosis, rickets, and other bone mineral disorders, and an increase in the number of dental caries and enamel defects.
Thus, the fossil and ethnographic data suggests that humans evolved on a diet that was primarily animal-based, and low to moderate in carbohydrates, high in protein, and moderate in fat. This is in extreme contrast to the low-fat, high-carbohydrate, plant-based diet which is almost universally recommended by modern day nutritionists.
Obviously, humans have had little evolutionary experience with the current high-carbohydrate, high-fat, cereal-based diet which is omnipresent in western, industrialized countries, and there is considerable evidence to suggest that these types of diets have the potential for creating weight gain, obesity, and other health problems in many.
Can fifty thousand years of human evolution be wrong? What are we really "designed" to eat?
|DR. AL SEARS, M.D. |
EAT MORE, LOSE WEIGHT
By: Al Sears MD
Losing weight may be a priority for you this time of year... So here's a "doctor-recommended" resolution you can take into the New Year: Eat more.
I'm not kidding. One of the discoveries I've made in my years of working with people on weight loss is what I believe to be the most effective, natural way to turn on your "fat-burning" engine: Skip carbs and over-consume protein.
The reason's simple. It's what your body evolved to thrive on. The bulk of the calories in our pre-historic ancestors' hunter-gatherer diet came from lean, wild-caught meats, fat from the kill, and above-ground edibles, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.
This is what you were meant to survive on. Millions of years of evolution created a digestive system optimally suited to processing protein and fat.
What's more, if you over-consume protein, it tells your body that the "the hunting is good." It responds by burning off excess fat, because they slow you down.
Modern medicine is finally waking up to the health benefits of this approach. Diabetes experts just last year found that high-protein dieting really does lead to lower fat stores and more lean muscle. They're looking at it as a way to prevent or even reverse the effects of diabetes.
Another study published the year before found the same thing: researchers looked at the data and concluded that low-carb dieting sheds fat, brings healthy cholesterol into balance, and "can be simply incorporated into a person's lifestyle."
Of course, if you're loading up healthy proteins and fats, you want to be sure they're coming from the most natural source possible. Grass-fed beef gives you all of the protein and healthy fat (including omega-3), with none of the hormones, chemicals, and pesticides of commercial beef.
1Brehm BJ, D'Alessio DA. "Benefits of high-protein weight loss diets: enough evidence for practice?" Current Opinions in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity. 2008. 15(5):416-21.
2Thomas DE, Elliott EJ. "Low glycaemic index or low glycaemic load diets for overweight and obesity." The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2007. (3):CD005105.
Ed 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
|SHANE ELLISON M.S.
|THREE ENERGY BUILDING REQUIREMENTS FOR BUSY PROFESSIONALS
By Shane "The People's Chemist" Ellison
Millions of American's suffer from fatigue. Their energy levels are so low that they require a pot of coffee to crawl out of bed. When afternoon hits, caffeine rich energy drinks flow freely to keep up at work. By evening, exhaustion sets in and it's straight to bed - only to repeat the lethargic process tomorrow. This isn't how the body was meant to operate.
Massive amounts of energy can be had without the above "fatigue masking" substances. Once possessed, anything is possible. Your energy will be the fuel behind your life's most important projects, thoughts, creativity and relationships. It's what the best athletes and entrepreneurs in the world are made of. And to get it, you have to adhere to three energy building requirements.
First, replace carbohydrate consumption with healthy fats three times per day. I'm not talking about heart disease causing trans fats and vegetable oils. I'm talking about Mother Nature's energy boosting fats like whole eggs, grass fed beef, coconut oil, seeds, nuts and avocados, just to name a few. Unlike carbohydrates, consuming healthy fat does not cause a spike in the fatigue causing, fat storing hormone insulin. But even better, it exponentially increases the production of a molecule known as ATP. ATP is the master energy and strength producing molecule within the body. The more you have, the better you perform.
A single fat molecule can produce a whopping 129 molecules of ATP. In contrast, if you are not consuming enough healthy fat the body is forced to utilize an inferior source of ATP production - carbohydrates. A single carbohydrate molecule produces a paltry 38 molecules of ATP! Do the math - fat yields more than three times the energy as a carbohydrate!
Second, begin supplementing with 0.5 to 3.0 grams of acetyl-L-carnitine (ACLAR) daily. This essential molecule acts as a chaperone to fat. It works by carrying it to our energy furnace - the mitochondria. Without ALCAR, fat remains stored - usually in the belly - and you grow tired.
The Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics recently highlighted the effectiveness of ALCAR among the elderly. They showed that ALCAR was successful at boosting both mental and physical energy. About 100 participants over the age of 70 showed drastic increases in mental capacity and exercise duration as a result of ALCAR.
Finally, replace sugary energy drinks with water, green tea or yerba mate. Each one of these health drinks mobilizes fat into the bloodstream to ensure energy production. Green tea and yerba mate can also boost mood and serve as a great pre and post exercise drink.
As these requirements become habit, expect a life filled with sustained energy. Say goodbye to the highs and lows associated with the use of fatigue masking substances. Say goodbye to the sustained energy that fuels mediocrity. And regardless of your age, say hello to a new found energy that will fuel success in all areas of your life.
Michele Malaguarnera, Maria Pia Gargante, Erika Cristaldi, Valentina Colonna, Masa Messano, Aleardo Koverech, Sergio Neri, Marco Vacante, Lisa Cammalleri and Massimo Motta. Acetyl l-carnitine (ALC) treatment in elderly patients with fatigue. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Received 24 October 2006; revised 15 March 2007; accepted 22 March 2007.
About the Author
Shane Ellison holds a master's
degree in organic chemistry and has first-hand experience in drug
design. After abandoning his career as a medical chemist, he dedicated
himself to stopping prescription-drug hype. He is an internationally
recognized authority on therapeutic nutrition and author of Health
Myths Exposed, The Hidden Truth about Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs and
The AM-PM Fat Loss Discovery. Get his FREE Secret Cures newsletter and
controversial Stinky Sulfur Awards at www.thepeopleschemist.com
|DR. ERIC SERRANO M.D., M.S., B.C.
Dear Dr. Serrano,
You mentioned and suggest that fat (bad fat) in red meat and other meats is the culprit in the cause of colon cancer. Is there any other cause with regard to red meat that doesn't exist in other forms of meat?
Also you mention and suggest correct proportions-balance of fats and not overcooking them or eating damaged fats. I really have no idea whether I do have the proper balance or not - so I will list a typical day of my diet.
I rarely, if ever, eat any processed food or trans fats, and I do not eat dairy other than eggs and grass-fed butter to cook my eggs and to add to rice while cooking.
I started using organic coconut oil, organic olive oil and grass-fed butter when I started buying the grass-fed beef earlier this year. Grass-fed beef is so much more tasty than just organic beef.
Prior to this, I ate well but I have tried to bring it up a notch as I learn more. Also, even at my age, my workouts have gotten better, and I feel better since my most recent diet changes.
Breakfast- 2 organic free-range eggs scrambled with 12 oz of organic chicken thighs (skinned & boned), 1/2 cup brown rice, 3/4 cup peas. All scrambled together using 1-2 teaspoons organic coconut oil (unrefined) and grass-fed butter. 2 prunes (unsulphered), and sometimes 1/2 -3/4 cup blueberries.
Snack- Some free form (full spectrum -23) aminos mixed in water.
Lunch- 10-11 oz. 75% grass-fed ground beef patties cooked in 1-2 teaspoons organic coconut oil. I try to cook the patties medium rare). 1/2 cup organic brown rice with 3/4-1 cup organic tomato sauce mixed in, and 4-5 oz spinach, quick blanched in boiling water. Then a prune for something sweet.
Snack- Some Aminos 20 mixed in water.
Snack- Protein drink in water (egg white protein) with small piece of fruit, such as a prune or kiwi.
Dinner- Organic chicken breasts baked in oven. Sometime I will add a fried egg. Very large salad mixed organic baby greens with 1/3 cup organic walnuts, and 1/2 organic pear, 6-7 baby broccoli stalks. All lightly splashed with organic balsamic vinegar and organic olive oil.
So that is a good average daily diet. What is your opinion?
The only reason is that red meat is considered a cause of colon cancer, is that it has more fat intramuscularly, which was done through breeding, and the feeding of corn and grains for (supposedly) better taste.
With more fat, more toxins can be stored within the fat cells. Remember fats are an storage form of energy but also serve as a way to separate toxins from the rest of the body. That is why some obese people have a hard time losing weight initially, and then all the suddenly they lose a lot; the toxins that were in their fat are released and causes damage in the body initially, and the body can't lose the weight, but once the toxins clear, the weight starts moving.
You are doing an excellent job with your fats, although I would increase the monounsaturated fats just slightly. For your free-form aminos, try Muscle Synthesis, which have an specific ratio of free-form amino acids, and they do not compete with each other.
If you need more information about the amino acids contact Mark Harmon at
419 230 9853
Dr. Eric Serrano, M.D.
is a friendly reminder to email health and wellness questions to the
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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
475 North Hill Road
Pickerington, OH 43147-1157
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|WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Dear U.S. Wellness:
Just stopping by, to thank you once again for your wonderful products and service.
Started in with the Colby cheese, followed today by a
sandwich steak! Delicious! Absolutely the cat's meow!
Also want to report that Taffy, my 4 1/2 lb. Chihuahua enjoyed his share of steak and vegetables big time!
Wishing all of you a joyful and blessed Holiday Season, and may 2009 be a
good, productive and profitable year for all of you, current national
circumstances not withstanding.
You are good husbands of the earth and the animals in your care. This is the the way the Lord commanded in Genesis, the Garden of Eden, therefore I expect
special blessings from on high to be yours ...
Cordially, grace and peace
SPICY SHREDDED BEEF SANDWICHES
can (14 1/2 oz.) chopped tomatoes
can (7 oz.) chipotle sauce (see notes), or 7 ounces spicy salsa
can (4 oz.) diced jalapeño chiles, drained
cloves garlic, minced
ground dried New Mexico chile or regular chili powder
- Rinse beef and trim off excess fat. Put in pan.
- Add tomatoes (with juice), chipotle sauce or salsa,
jalapeños, onion, garlic, ground chile, honey, salt, and cumin; pour
broth over the top.
- Simmer over low heat, 20 minutes or so, until juices thicken.
- Ladle out half the sauce and reserve (see notes). Return shredded beef
to the remaining sauce in pan, and let warm. Serve in
- Save extra sauce to top Mexican rice or cooked pinto beans.
We welcome your favorite recipes, cooking ideas and suggestions.
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| Near Monticello Missouri - January 2009
|$25 DISCOUNT FOR 40 LB. INCREMENTS
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.
|MINIMUM PURCHASE RULES
Our new format enacted in April 2005 requires a $75 minimum
purchase and a 7 pound minimum combined purchase of beef,
rabbit, organic shrimp, grass-fed
goat, grass-fed bison, raw
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
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