U.S. Wellness Meats Newsletter
Healing Injuries With Optimal Nutrition

March 22, 2009
Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
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We've all been there...athletes and non athletes alike. An injury or strain or sprain sidelines us from our usual activities. Things you took for granted suddenly become difficult and painful. Do you push through the pain? Do you stop your activities? What do you eat to heal? Does that matter?

Yes, its difficult to stop or slow down our activities, especially those that are a part of our daily life. But when injured, it is vital to force yourself to rest and recover, even if its hard to do. In the recovery process, what you eat and fuel your body with is as important, or more important than during your training or regular activities. A healing body needs a high level of optimal nutrition to rebuild and recover in addition to treatment modalities such as stretching, icing, applying heat, etc.
Want to recover fast? Build your daily diet around U.S. Wellness Meats, Grass-fed Butter and Cheeses, organic Nuts and Berries and Or-Ion vitamins, minerals, fulvic acid, and Beyond Hydration Water. You will be on the mend before you know it, and faster and stronger than ever!

U.S Wellness would like to thank those that took time to react to the NAIS issue we discussed last week.  We received several great responses in opposition to the grand
bureaucracy USDA is attempting to implement which is the last thing the poor taxpayer needs to be funding.

In the same vein, we suggest you Google H.R. 875. This Congressional bill is even more frightening for basic food production. H.R. 875 involves mandatory chemical uses for food production and will ruin organic food production as we know it today. CODEX Alimentarius has their finger prints all over this damaging legislation.

On the brighter side, the Midwest enjoyed a splendid week of weather this past week. Area rivers receded to normal levels as Spring flowers found their way to life and pastures began the beautiful transition to vibrate green splendor.

Best regards,

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

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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.

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Many commercially sold meat products are now pumped with high fructose to improver the flavor.  Pork is a prime example.  If  you are in Wal-Mart this week, check the meat case and see how many items carry high fructose corn syrup on the label.

Mercury was found in nearly 50% of tested samples of commercial high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), according to a January article in the scientific journal, Environmental Health. A separate IATP study detected mercury in nearly one-third of 55 popular brand-name food and beverage products where HFCS is the first or second highest labeled ingredient, including products by Quaker, Hershey's, Kraft and Smucker's.

"Mercury is toxic in all its forms," said IATP's David Wallinga, M.D., and a co-author in both studies. "Given how much high fructose corn syrup is consumed by children, it could be a significant additional source of mercury never before considered. We are calling for immediate changes by industry and the FDA to help stop this avoidable mercury contamination of the food supply. Find additional background material at IATP's homepage.

Avoid all chances of getting HFCS or mercury in your meat, by eating clean, natural
U.S. Wellness Grass-fed Meats.

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Catherine's Comment
by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN

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Getting injured is one of the most difficult and frustrating things in an athlete's life. Even for recreational athletes, its is hard, because it can throw the training plan off, and sideline an athlete. Worst of all is dealing with an injury when training for a specific event. Its especially tough to try to rest and recover when the concern becomes making up for lost ground and catching up to the level of fitness you had before the injury. Often athletes will push themselves too early and not heal all the way. This can lead to a vicious cycle of injury, recovery, and re-injury.

While rest and recovery may be what the doctor ordered, often another activity (at lower intensity) may be good as long as it does not involve the injured part of the body. Injuries can result from overuse, so doing another activity such as switching from running to swimming, will keep the blood circulating, keep up the level of cardiovascular fitness and actually aid in the recovery of the injury. Be aware of any increase in pain though, because stressing an injured spot or using a muscle or tendon before it is fully healed, will obviously slow down the healing process. Use pain as your guideline. Pain is there for a reason; it is to signal to the brain that there is an injury. If anything you are doing while trying to recover causes pain, stop it immediately. You are most likely just re-injuring the affected area.

The best way to stop injuries is to of course, prevent them. This is done by warming up prior to the activity, and smart stretching as well as a smart training program. Using correct form and also making sure any equipment you are using (like a bicycle) fits you properly will help keep you from stretching or straining anything. Smart training is vitally important--you won't get results by training more often; you will most likely end up with an overuse injury or strain. Too frequent training and gym sessions will lead you on the road to injury just as quickly as improper form will. Keep in mind that your body does need time after each workout to repair the muscles and tendons, and if you don't give it time off and adequate rest, each training session will just further break down tissue, so instead of feeling stronger, you end up weaker with injuries.

What happens if you are trying to do everything right but still get injured? Then you need to treat yourself as quickly as possible so the injury does not progress. First off, stop the activity that caused the injury. If you don't know exactly what caused it, let pain be your guide. If it hurts, don't do it. Taking an all around approach to treatment is your safest bet since then you have all the bases covered. This would include proper rest, ice or heat, stretching of the muscle/tendons that are injured, potentially doing some rehabilitation  and strengthening exercises and most importantly, getting high quality nutrition.
Believe it or not, you can speed up your recovery process significantly...

Dr. Al Sears M.D.
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The Lion Diet vs. The Rhino Diet
By: Al Sears, MD
Author: The Doctor's Heart Cure

You many not realize it, but you are genetically programmed to eat certain foods. To stay healthy and avoid being overweight, you need to eat the foods you were designed to eat. To find the answer, look to the diet of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Your diet solution is literally millions of years old.

Contrary to what you hear on TV, and from your government, grains and refined carbs are not on your genetic menu.  But this is a hard idea to get across. Some folks are so attached to the misleading advice they get from industry-funded media reports, they send me e-mails like this one:
Shane Ellison M.S.

By Shane "The People's Chemist" Ellison

There are a lot of things to be grateful for in life.  A great career, family, a good friend or two, a nice house, a slick car and vacations are usually at the top.  But gleaming far above any one of these is great health.  This fact hit Stan hard when his doctor told him his triglycerides were too high.  With high triglycerides, Stan risks obesity, type II diabetes and heart disease.  Fortunately, there is an easy fix that doesn't require a pharmacy. 

Stan has been focusing on work, work and more work.  Doing so has left him out of the gym and eating for convenience rather than health.  This has caused him to take in more calories than he uses.  A high triglyceride (usually anything over 200 mg/dL) level is simply the result of an energy imbalance within your body.  Rather than utilize fat and glucose (sugar) to run on a treadmill, these molecules run amuck in the blood.
Since metabolism likes to be as tidy as possible, it packages the unused fat and sugar fuel into a storage molecule known as a triglyceride.  Once merged, they are stuffed into your belly (adipose tissue), your muscles (makes muscles look soft rather than hard and shredded) and even your liver (fatty liver) as storage.

Triglycerides natural enemy is a hormone known as glucagon.  Its the Loch Ness Monster of hormones because it is rarely seen.  High triglyceride levels are usually accompanied with high insulin (this is the Oh, please don't take your shirt off hormone).  Insulin stores fat while smothering glucagon production.  Bring it back to the surface, and glucagon will smash triglycerides, as well as all the medical complications that accompany them.

First, space your meals out by five hours.  This will help insulin simmer down and cause your body to produce glucagon.  Make sure you are consuming plenty of purified water along with healthy fats like seeds, nuts, grass fed beef, real butter, cod liver oil and avocados.

Second, start supplementing with a teaspoon of psyllium husk and about 300mg of alpha-lipoic acid daily.  This will slow the absorption of calories and cause your body to speed up sugar metabolism for the overall effect of reversing an energy imbalance.

Finally, start exercising.  Make it a habit to do my 16-minute total body work out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g0f65I4khA) every other day.

Following this advice, Stan's triglyceride levels dropped from 556 to 172 mg/dL in a matter of 43 days!  Side effects included 8 pounds of fat loss (from 173 to 165 Lbs.), a gain in 5 pounds of muscle mass and skyrocketing energy.  I suspect there are a few more welcome side effects to come, like increased longevity, which translates into more time with family and friends as well as enjoying an exotic vacation or two.

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 report, Save $65K or More and Boost Heart Health.  Get it at www.thepeopleschemist.com

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Dr. Eric Serrano M.D., M.S., B.C.
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Dear Dr. Serrano, 

I'm hearing more and more that it is wise to avoid dairy products.  However, I enjoy unpasteurized raw cottage cheese, yogurt, and milk from grass-fed cows.  Is this still something to be avoided?  My weight is good, blood pressure is fine.  I'm an active, healthy 65 year old.  Please advise.  Thanks so much.



No, I don't recommend avoiding dairy products to everybody, just some patients that have digestive problems or allergies. Most children develop allergies because parents introduce milk products too early; like formulas, cereals etc. and the body starts acting up against certain proteins.

We have goats and we drink, cook and make cheese and soap with the milk. So in your case, you seem to be doing great, so I wouldn't change a thing.

Thank you,

Dr. Eric Serrano, M.D.

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
475 North Hill Road
Pickerington, OH  43147-1157

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Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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Need A Training Lift?
By: Scott Mendelson

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Scott: I hear conflicting things about how many times per week to train a body part to gain muscle size.  What is your take?  Jim - Billings, MT

Jim recovery is a forgotten element in the training picture these days and this is unfortunate as many over train as a result.  Over training can show up in many ways, but is often the culprit behind a lack of progress.  Look for excessive soreness, low energy, declining performance, trouble sleeping, irritability and more.   You only need to training a body part 1 day per week if you hit it hard with the right routine.  Growth only occurs during the recovery process so training the same muscle again 4 or 5 days later does more harm than good.  When reviewing training routines of new clients working a muscle group more than once per week it is very common to see poor performance during those sessions due to residual nervous system fatigue.  In other words the body will not allow the trainee to get any stronger as a way of protecting against injury.  Remember that increases in strength over time will correlate to improvements in muscle mass assuming the nutrition and life style plan are structured correctly. 

There is some overlap of muscle groups through common training splits, for example you will use some triceps support during your pressing routines and I would consider this indirect work for most.  It is ok to use traditional triceps movements during another session in the week without worry of over training.  95% of trainees use the same training split and general concepts for years and wonder why progress is at a stand still.  You must change many factors in a strategic manner every 4-6 weeks to ensure the best results.  If you are having trouble with recovery or general stagnation drop me an email to see how I can help.

Hi, I am Scott Mendelson, and I am here to help deliver solutions to all of your exercise challenges in 2009 and beyond!

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.

Watch Scott explain the Super Station Training Chest and Back routine demonstrated by Natural Pro Todd Buchanan.

To say the least, grassland beef goes quickly in the Mendelson House with filets, flank, minute steaks and burgers 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" 

Infinity Fitness INC provides training, fitness, and nutritional information for educational purposes. It is important that you consult with a health professional to ensure that your dietary and health needs are met. It is necessary for you to carefully monitor your progress and to make changes to your nutritional and fitness program to enjoy success.

Infinity Fitness does not employ dieticians or health professionals and assumes no responsibility or liability for your personal health and condition. For more information regarding our Limited Warranty for products and services, please see our disclaimer at InfinityFitness.com.

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Cherry chicken

free range chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 free range chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour for dusting or gluten free rice flour
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pitted dark cherries packed in water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar or xylitol for better health
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 orange - with peel, quartered and thinly sliced 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then coat with flour.
  • Fry in the hot oil until browned, turning as needed. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for about 25 minutes or until meat is tender and juices run clear.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan, and pour off all but 1/4 cup of the drippings. Return to medium heat and stir in the cherries, reserving some of the cherry liquid for later.
  • Stir in sugar and bring to a boil. Dissolve the cornstarch in the reserved cherry liquid, then stir into the pan. Cook, stirring gently, until thickened.
  • Add orange slices and almonds to the skillet, then return the chicken pieces to the skillet. Spoon sauce over the chicken to coat, and simmer over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Toasting almonds
Almonds can be toasted in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.

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U.S. Wellness requires a $75 minimum purchase and a 7 pound minimum combined purchase of beef, lamb, pork, nutraceuticals, gourmet rabbit, grass-fed goat, grass-fed bison, raw cheese, single piece poultry, and butter.

The minimum is required since we have built the cost of shipping into the price of the product.  You will only see a nominal handling at checkout.

The issue is the 20 pound bulk chicken and turkeys  originate from separate cold storage center 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.

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