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Natural Help for Asthma, Fat Burning Tips, Tenderloin Kabob Sale, 15% Discount Code

October 18, 2009
Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,

It's been a rainy week in Northeast Missouri, temperatures are unseasonably cool and rain almost every day.  But the grass is still growing, check out the grazing photos below.  We are looking forward to warmer weather next week!

Looking for some grass-fed cooking tips?  New recipes?  Tender Grassfed Meat is a helpful cookbook that describes what is different about grass-fed meat, and how to cook it so that it comes out tender and delicious every time.  Sally Fallon Morell, author of Nourishing Traditions and president of the Weston A. Price Foundation approves, and has given it a Thumb's Up!

Do you have asthma? The cooler fall weather may contribute to the irritation and inflammation and set off more asthma attacks. Don't let a fear of asthma slow you down. A diet of grass fed meat will help you keep up with your activities, enjoy vigorous exercises and breathe easy. See Catherine's Comment below.

Our featured chef this month is Anna Helm, a food stylist and writer, and a very good chef!  She was kind enough to share some of her cooking secrets with us, as well as a delicious Roast Chicken recipe.  Be sure to check out her interview and recipe in our Wellness Chefs section.   

Does your kitchen contain "fat burning foods...or fat storing foods?"  This is one of the many questions that are answered in a new e-book: The Fat Burning Kitchen.  Authored by Mike Geary (who also wrote The Truth About Six Pack Abs) and Catherine Ebeling (regular contributor to our newsletters), this book contains tons of secrets to help your body effectively burn fat.  More information is available HERE.

Congratulations to Olympic marathon runner Deena Kastor, who ran the Bank of America Chicago Marathon last weekend in 2:28:50, making her the third-fastest American woman of the year.  Deena stays fueled for race day with heart-healthy grass-fed beef.  Speaking of US Wellness athletes, visit our blog to read more about Nick Best, Professional Strongman, who eats US Wellness Meats every day in order to prepare him for the World's Strongest Man competition.

Best October Regards,

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

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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. Code will be active Sunday through Tuesday
this week.

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 Catherine Ebeling article after you open the complete article by clicking the link at the bottom of the 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
Your order receipt will not show a credit.  The code simply changes prices on your receipt page in spread sheet format. 

Compare receipt to retail store prices if you question the discount.  

In Children With Celiac Disease, Gluten-Free Diet Reduces Bone Problems

Celiac Disease is a lifetime intestinal disorder characterized by an intolerance to gluten found in wheat, rye, and barley. Celiac disease can be diagnosed as an adult, but often it is diagnosed in children. Reduced bone mineral density is a very common side effect in CD. A new article in the journal Nutrition Reviews examines the literature on the topic and reveals that a gluten-free diet can affect children's recovery.

Metabolic bone disease remains a significant and common complication of CD. Reduced bone mineral density can lead to the inability to develop optimal bone mass in children and the loss of bone in adults, both of which increase the risk of osteoporosis. There also exists an additional risk of fracture in people with CD.

Th evidence suggests that a gluten-free diet promotes a rapid increase in bone mineral density that leads to complete recovery of bone mineralization in children. A gluten free diet improves, although rarely normalizes, bone mineral density in adults. Children may attain normal peak bone mass if the diagnosis is made and treatment is given before puberty, thereby preventing osteoporosis in later life.

Also, nutritional supplements consisting of calcium and vitamin D seem to increase the bone mineral density of children and adolescents with CD.

"Our findings reinforce the importance of a strict gluten-free diet, which remains the only scientific proven treatment for celiac disease to date," the authors conclude. "Early diagnosis and therapy are critical in preventing celiac disease complications, like reduced bone mineral density."

Source:Amy Molnar, Wiley Blackwell, Medical News Today, Oct 10, 2009, http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/166930.php
accessed 10/15/09.
Tongue Tale

U.S. Wellness received an unusual call from a USDA official in Lawrence, Kansas on Friday, October 16, 2009 regarding a beef tongue recall from our packing house in Omaha, Nebraska caused by a batch of tongues produced for another company on October 8 that still had the tonsils attached.  To our surprise this is not acceptable.  You learn something new every day.

USDA recalled all tongues from this facility dating back to July 1, 2009 as a precaution after studying employee records. 

U.S. Wellness only had one batch of beef tongues in this recall date range and all 40 are still in house at minus 10 degrees in our storage facility in Omaha.  None were packaged and sold.  USDA will inspect and let us know if the tonsils were properly removed from the tongues we possess.  Results should be back in next 10 days. 

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by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN

Cahterine Ebeling

The air outside is crisp and cool. Seems the perfect time to get outside and exercise, or is it?
For many, exercise-induced asthma and regular asthma make exercising outside in the cooler air more difficult. The panic of an asthma attack can keep many from exercising vigorously and from participating in sports or other activities.
What is asthma? It is actually an airway inflammation that triggers an immune response in the body from an overreaction to certain stimuli. The inflammatory response creates bronchospasm that restrict the airways.  A normal asthma attack can vary with reactions, from wheezing and chest tightness, to coughing or an inability to catch one's breath. Not being able to breathe is often panic-producing and the stress of an attack can actually make it worsen.
Exercise-induced asthma is very similar to chronic asthma, but symptoms are only present during extensive aerobic exercise. Often people with EIA only experience attacks when other factors are present such as temperature extremes, allergens and pollen in the air, extreme stress, or extremes of exertion.
About 80% of those with regular, chronic asthma have exercise-induced asthma, and 10% of elite athletes have exercise-induced asthma. In addition, around 10% of those people who do not normally have asthma will have exercise-induced asthma.
No one really knows what causes asthma, but asthma has "triggers" and the list can often be long and ever-changing. Some of the triggers are:
Temperature extremes
Air quality and pollution
Intensity of exercise, duration of exercise
Allergies, including food allergies
Animal dander
Respiratory infections
Causes of asthma have to do with both genetic and environmental factors.


Check out foods that can help you burn fat in The Fat Burning Kitchen; Your 24-hour Diet Transformation to Make Your Body A Fat Burning Machine. Catherine and best-selling internet author of The Truth About Abs, Mike Geary, have teamed up to help you burn fat effectively and eat the most nutrition-packed foods in the process. Change your kitchen and transform your body!

Dr. Al Sears M.D.
Dr. Al Sears


By Al Sears, MD

Dear Readers,

I am writing to you from my study at home. I like to write here in the early morning because I can see the sunrise through my study window.

On my desk there's a Tupperware container with some leftover salmon and spinach salad from last night. I pulled it from the fridge for breakfast.  

High protein breakfasts are your best bet to get yourself going in the morning. But nowadays, they're rare.

Do you remember what your parents ate for breakfast? Around my house, eggs and meat were the mainstays. They had the right idea.

When the low-fat craze started decades ago, many turned their backs on the breakfast foods enjoyed 50 or 60 years ago. In their place, bread and cereal products took center stage.

Today, millions of people will reach for doughnuts, muffins, bagels, croissants and hundreds of different cereals during their morning routine. The big food makers even claim their cereals are "heart healthy." That's good for a laugh.

High-carb breakfasts do the opposite of what a good breakfast is supposed to do.

Instead of feeling alert and energetic, today's breakfasts make you fat, slow and tired.

Bagels and doughnuts are fun in the morning, but after the initial buzz, your blood sugar will sharply drop. This will leave you feeling tired and sluggish. You'll also have trouble concentrating. And if you're busy at the office, that's bad news.

Don't forget that spikes in blood sugar trigger a flood of insulin. Do that all the time and you're on the fast track to obesity and chronic disease.

For breakfast, protein is king. It's my favorite meal of the day. I try and change it up to keep it interesting, but meat or fish is always the centerpiece of my morning meal.

As strange as it may sound to you, fish is a great breakfast food. The Japanese eat fish and vegetables first thing every morning. They have for over fifteen-hundred years.

To go with the meat or fish, I scramble some eggs and add a leafy vegetable - usually spinach. That way, I get a well-rounded meal; complete with lots of protein, essential nutrients and antioxidants.

When I leave the house, I'm full of energy. And I've never missed a day of work for being sick in my life.

If you really need a sugar fix, save it for after you've had your protein. The old habits may be hard to break, but you'll be a lot happier and more productive.

To Your Good Health,

Al Sears, MD


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.

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Dr. Eric Serrano M.D., M.S., B.C.
Eric Seranno
Dear Dr. Serrano,
I enjoy reading and appreciate your great insights. Would you please advise which type of milk is better - homogenized or non-homogenized? We buy slow pasteurized (using lower heat) milk from Lakeview Farms, and they have both types available.
Also, I would appreciate your opinion about using omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil. I've read that:
 "As you increase your intake of omega-3 essential fatty acids by consuming fish oil, you actually increase your need for even more antioxidant protection because fish oil is very perishable. Antioxidants are necessary to ensure that the fish oil doesn't oxidize and become rancid inside your body. Oxidation leads to the formation of those unhealthy free radicals. Unique antioxidants -- including astaxanthin and a novel marine flavonoid -- may protect you from damaging free radicals. Krill Oil carries omega-3s in the form of phospholipids20- liposomes or little packages that deliver fatty acids directly to your body's cells. Scientific evidence to date has shown that the safest and most effective carriers of EPA and DHA (two essential omega-3 fats) are these phospholipids. Unfortunately, inferior fish oil and krill oil brands lack this phospholipid complex. Instead they contain omega-3 fatty acids in the less-beneficial form of free triglycerides".
Would you please comment, on the statements in the preceding paragraph? Is it true that any kind of high quality fish oil supplements without such antioxidants as astaxanthin can be harmful? Also, is it really significant that omega-3s would be in the form of phospholipids? How about these fish oil supplements (http://www.vitalchoice.com/Wild_Alaskan_Sockeye_Salmon_Oil_Supplements), are they good enough, or better to look for some high quality Krill Oil?
Thank you so much,


Dear D;

Thank you for your compliments. I need to define each process for you and you can then decide:
1.  Homogenization means making the big fat droplets smaller, supposedly to make it easier to digest. NOT TRUE, the real reason is so people don't have to look at the "nasty" fat on top of the liquid portion of the milk. When you homogenize fat you release xanthine oxidase, which is an enzyme that damages your arteries, and this is strike number one. In addition, it does make digestion simpler but it also damages the fat soluble vitamins, sometimes making them harder to digest and absorb.

2.  Pasterization means sterilization, which means killing all the good and bad bacteria within the milk. With conventional milk, this is good, but with good organic sources, this isn't necessary. When conventional goes bad you cannot drink it, but when raw milk sours, it is actually fermented because of all the good bacteria in it, it becomes a keifer which is good for you.

No to your last question, about fish oils, which I love. The Krill oil is a great supplement and it has the phospholipids. A few people cannot consume krill if they are allergic to shellfish or shrimp, so I have seen allergic reactions to krill oils.

It is true that fish oils can get oxidized in your blood, but so do the phospholipids, and that is why you must have a balanced diet and a balanced fat consumption. I don't recommend fish oils by themselves and that is why I created Alpha Omega 3, which is a blend of omega 3, 9 and 6. Our body was meant to consume all of them and with the excess consumption of 6 we do create imbalances that require the correction, but again you need all of them for your body to work correctly.
Back to your question: are krill oils better than fish oils?  Yes sometimes, depending on the person--but are they better than a balanced omega 9, 3, 6 combination, no.

Take Care!

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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By: Scott Mendelson


I heard about your services from a friend (Mike T) who has gone through a dramatic transformation.  He went from the most out of shape guy in the office to losing 20 lbs of fat and gaining 15 lbs of muscle in 6 months.  I am looking for the same results and so is my wife.  Any workouts we can do together in a crowded gym without battling for equipment?

Oklahoma City, OK


Training with a partner is a great idea as it helps to keep you motivated and sets a time for training.  I figured out who Mike T was based on your shared home town and yes he has done very well due to customized programs that are comprehensive in nature.  I gather you have some significant training experience so the "standard" training strategies will not produce the best possible results even if you have been off for a while.

Building new stimuli into routines is crucial for rapid success.  Your desire for a routine to be easily executed without much equipment rotation and a partner is Torso Triumph listed below.  The complete routine is available to wellness clients free of charge by emailing scott@infinityfitness.com

As you can see there is a change in grips which helps to accommodate fatigue, going from your weakest to strongest grip for the third movement- A3.  There is more significance here than just adding in variety as changing grips in this fashion recruits more muscle fibers to stimulate growth.  Your wife, like 99% of women is likely more interested in fat loss and the high work load packed into a short amount of time is great for increasing the powerful fat burning hormone growth hormone.  In addition to the short rest periods, the manipulation of grips will also increase fat burning hormones through several mechanisms that go beyond the scope of this article.

The routine set up below enables you to stick with simple equipment found in any gym and the short periods are short enough to keep others from wanting to "work in" with you since you already have a partner.  

Weight Training for Women to Stimulate Fat Loss and Not Muscle Growth

Your wife may take one look at this routine and say- this is for a man wanting to gain muscle and not for me.  Remind her that the female genetic make up will not respond the same way of a man due to differences in hormones, muscle fiber, neurological factors etc.  As a result she is not going to accidentally pack on 20 lbs of muscle over night.  However a male wanting to pack on high quality muscle and do so very quickly using the routine style below combined with the right nutrition program. 99% of women must make a very specific effort to gain muscle mass through diet, supplementation and training geared to those goals.

                           Sets    Reps             Tempo       Rest

A1. 30 inc underhand DB Press       
                           2-3    3-5               3-2-1-0        45  
A2. 30 inc neutral grip DB Press       
                           2-3    3-5               3-2-1-0        45
A3. 30 inc traditional grip DB Press       
                           2-3    3-5               3-2-1-0        45
B1. 30 inc underhand db row
                           2-3    3-5               3-0-1-2        45
B2. 30 inc neutral grip db row       
                           2-3    3-5               3-0-1-2        45
B3. 30 inc traditional grip db row       
                           2-3    3-5               3-0-1-2        45
C1. Slow Push up break set           
                           1-2    (10+10+10)    4-2-x-0        45
C2. Pull up/lat pull down break set       
                           1-2    (5+5+5)         3-1-x-1        45

Learn more about the training routine format here

The nutrition and supplementation program plays a vital role in the success equation as Mike can tell you from his experience.  While we are limited on space here please email scott@infinityfitness.com for your complementary copy of the Amino Loading for Rapid Fat loss Special Report and the Zero Tolerance Fat Loss Nutrition plan.


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 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" 

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.

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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Dear Grassland Family,

I have not eaten bacon in years for various reasons, but after perusing the products on your website I ordered the beef bacon.

It is the most delicious bacon I have ever eaten. It is so good, that after having two slices with some eggs for breakfast, I had to have another two slices. It took the utmost willpower not to eat the entire packet. I will be placing another order soon, but this time, it will be for the 8 pound box.

I will be telling all my friends and family about this delicious bacon. Most of them have no idea such a product exists. By the way, thanks for sending my order so quickly. I love it.  

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Recipe Corner
Parmesan Chicken


        1/2 cup Dijon or coarse     ground mustard
        1/4 cup apple juice
        2 cloves garlic, minced
        2 Tbsp. butter, melted
        2 cups fresh soft bread crumbs
        3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
        1/4 cup ground almonds
        3 Tbsp. butter, melted
        1/2 tsp. salt
        1/8 tsp. pepper
        1 tsp. dried basil leaves 
        8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

  • Line a 13x9" pan with heavy duty foil and add a wire rack. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In shallow pan, mix mustard, apple juice, garlic, and 2 tbsp. melted butter. In other pan, mix the crumbs, Parmesan cheese, almonds, 3 tbsp. melted butter, salt, pepper, and dried basil. Toss until evenly mixed.
  • Coat chicken in the mustard mixture, then roll it in the Parmesan cheese and bread crumb mixture until thoroughly coated.
  • Place the chicken on rack on top of the foil. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and thoroughly cooked. Serves 8
Note: You have to use soft fresh bread crumbs for this recipe; bread crumbs you make yourself by crumbling or processing fresh bread. Do NOT use the dried bread crumbs you buy in the supermarket; you'll have way too much left over. You can use shredded or grated Parmesan cheese.

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October 16, 2009 - Near Monticello, MO
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Plenty of grass here!  Even though we are halfway through October, the grass is still growing.  We've had plenty of rain to help keep pastures full. 


$25 Discount for 40lb. 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

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.

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. A Red font will appear under the shopping cart if you are under the minimum price or pound requirements.

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The following delicious sale items will expire at 10 PM CST October 24, 2009.

Tenderloin Kabobs
- 1 lb package

Ground Top Sirloin Steak Patties
- 2 (8 oz.) patties

Small Brisket
- 3 lb brisket

Ground Chicken
- 1 lb package

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Ground Lamb
- 1 lb package

Turkey Provolone Sausages
- 1 lb package

Organic Raw Yoga White Chocolate Bar
- 20 gram bar

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