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          Omega 3 Deficiency Sixth Biggest Killer
Forgotten Fat Burner, Cold and Flu Prevention,  Rib

September 6, 2009
Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,

Happy Labor Day weekend!  We hope you are enjoying a well-deserved, relaxing weekend with family and friends.  We would like to thank our hard-working
customers for their continued patronage, especially during these tough economic times. 

Sustainable farming has been making the news lately.  From being featured on the big screen in Food, Inc to the front page of Time magazine, this niche market is one of the fastest growing segments of the food industry, and we are proud to be a part of it.  When we started our grass-fed endeavors, only 1% of the population understood the benefits of grass-fed vs. grain-fed.  That number continues to grow slowly every day. 

A recent Time magazine article, "The Real Cost of Cheap Food", is causing a stir on both sides of the food industry, clashing modern agriculture and sustainable agriculture, with a dose of embellishment.  Today's consumers are paying more attention to where their food comes from and how it is produced.  Price is still the biggest obstacle, but consumers are becoming more willing to purchase a healthier product that is more beneficial to them in the long run.   

We were happy to see grass-fed farming featured in the article as a "truly sustainable method and could be a model for a better food system."  This is something we have known all along, but we are glad more people are learning about the benefits to our health, the environment and the animals themselves.

Another recent story is about omega-3 deficiency tied to approximately 96,000 deaths. Eating grass-fed meats full of omega-3's and healthy fats and avoiding the starchy sugary processed food will add years to our lives and make those years healthier ones too. See Catherine's Comment below for more info.

With cold and flu season fast approaching, now is the time to stock up on preventative neutraceuticals.  Or-Ion Fulvic Acid is our feature volume sale item this week, it consists of pure vegetative matter from ancient forest processed over time by the pressure of Mother Earth's geologic physics. In a sense, sunlight in a bottle.

Our featured recipe below comes from our recipe contest runner-up, Terry D.  Her recipe for Cheesy Portobello Turkey Burgers got rave reviews from the US Wellness staff, who have made them more than once!  They can be cooked on the grill, or right in the Flavorwave oven, and are delicious either way!

Thank you to our blog followers for all the insightful comments from last week's Grass-Fed Thoughts post!  We truly appreciate the feedback and welcome your thoughts anytime!

Relaxing Labor Day Wishes,

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

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*Italian Beef Sausage will be back in stock on Tuesday, September 8.*

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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 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 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.

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An adult woman's intake of meat, eggs and dairy products should not boost her risk for breast cancer, new research shows.

For years, diet
ary factors have been debated as either boosting or reducing the risk of breast cancer, with research yielding conflicting results. But in the new research, scientists could not conclude that meat, eggs or dairy product intake as an adult raised breast cancer risk.

"So far, we haven't seen a strong link between meat intake and fat intake in adulthood and breast cancer in adulthood," concluded Dr. Eleni Linos, MD, an epidemiologist at Stanford University Medical Center.
All are published in the September issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

''These studies are a reminder that the connections between what we eat and disease development are multifactorial," said Connie Diekman, a registered dietitian and director of university nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis.

The study result, however, "does not give us permission to eat as much as desired,'' she said. "I would remind readers to keep their food choices focused on what we know, not on every emerging study. So, using the Dietary Guidelines to shape choices and portions will be the best bet for health promotion and disease prevention."

In yet another study in the same journal, researchers found that dietary fiber intake reduced the risk of breast cancer, confirming previous research. That study, the National Institutes of Health--AARP Diet and Health Study, looked at the intake of fiber to breast cancer among more than 185,000 postmenopausal women, with an average age of 62.

An intake of 25 grams a day of fiber is considered adequate for adult women.

Source: Kathleen Doheny HealthDay News, August 2009.

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Catherine's Comment
by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN

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Recent news headlines:
Omega-3 deficiency causes 96,000 US deaths per year, say researchers. Omega-3 deficiency is the sixth biggest killer of Americans and more deadly than excess trans fat intake, according to a new study.

Harvard University researchers looked at 12 dietary, lifestyle and metabolic risk factors such as tobacco smoking and high blood pressure and used a mathematical model to determine how many fatalities could have been prevented if better practices had been observed.

This analysis reinforces the long-held notion that the power of diet and health has a tremendously powerful impact on health and longevity, and that the consumption of omega-3's and healthy fats in the standard American diet is very inadequate.

The study highlighted the importance of establishing a dietary reference intake (DRI) for omega-3 forms, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). At some point, there will be established minimum daily requirements for omega-3's.

I am a strong proponent of including a variety of healthy oils and fats into your diet. Together they work as a team to supply your body with essential fatty acids including for longevity, hormone balance, heart health, sharp vision, glowing moist skin and energy. The wonderful variety of healthy oils and fats certainly includes organic, grass-fed butter, lard and tallow, nuts, avocados, and extra virgin olive oil; which are heavy in omega 3's, Conjugated Linoleic Acid, cholesterol (yes I said cholesterol!), vitamins A and K, and monounsaturated fats.

Twenty or so years ago, we all prudently switched our fat sources from butter and lard to margarine and Crisco, due to the fact that doctors sounded the alarm that butter, lard and other saturated fats were primary contributors to heart disease and heart attacks.

What happened? Fast forward to today....we eat far less
butter and lard than we did at the turn of the century, but heart disease has skyrocketed! Not only heart disease, but cancer, inflammatory diseases, depression and other diseases brought on by this change in our fat intake. Could the doctors and the food pyramid be wrong? Yes! Now we are suffering from health problems resulting from inadequate fat intake.


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Dr. Al Sears M.D.
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By Al Sears, MD

In two words I'll show you how to burn fat, build muscle and put an end to overeating.

More protein.

Protein gives you the feeling that you're full, more so than carbs or fat. Protein boosts your sensitivity to a hormone called leptin. This hormone tells your brain that you're full. As a result, you feel satisfied. Overeating stops.

Protein is important for both losing weight and gaining muscle. A very revealing study makes a point I always try to get across to my patients: People who increased their protein intake, lost fat and gained muscle.

In fact, the people who ate a high-protein diet lost seven pounds in six weeks. The group who followed a standard diet didn't lose any weight. And, the high-protein group simultaneously gained twice as much muscle.

Here's the good news...foods that are protein rich are the best tasting.  Meat and eggs are your best sources. If possible, eat grass-fed beef. The flavor is great and it's far better for you because it has the right kinds of fats. If you eat commercial beef, find lean cuts or trim the fat yourself.

Eggs are the perfect food. I eat them everyday. They are the "gold standard" by which we rate all other protein. This means that all of the amino acids are there in the ratios you need in one place. For best results, eat eggs that come from free-range chickens.

Health "experts" usually recommend 50 to 60 grams of protein a day. But Americans in general eat far too little protein. To reduce your appetite - and lose weight - try one gram of protein for every pound of lean muscle.

If you weigh 180 pounds, and have 20 percent body fat, you have 144 pounds of lean muscle mass. So shoot for 144 grams of protein a day. If you don't know your body fat percentage, the average man can estimate between 15 to 18 percent and women 18 to 22 percent.

If you're not getting enough protein, supplementing with protein powder can help. A protein shake, especially after working out, is a reliable way to boost your protein intake. Make sure the powder is pure protein. It should have no more than a few grams of carbs.

Here's another option: I call it the "forgotten fat burner." Every doctor has this in his arsenal but few understand or know about its fat-burning ability.

It works for both men and women and always gets results. I've never seen it fail. My friend and colleague Dr. Jonathon Wright tried it himself and lost 12 pounds in three weeks.

He calls it his "starvation-free and gym-free weight loss secret."

He's right. This little-known strategy has nothing to do with dieting or exercising. And it doesn't miss.

Human chorionic gonadotrophin or HCG was written up in the medical journals back in the 1950s and 1960s as a treatment for obesity. Today you don't hear a word about it. That should hardly surprise you. If it can't be turned into a drug, it gets dropped like a hot potato. And that's what happened with this "forgotten fat burner."

You can find the details in a report by Dr. Wright. He gives you the inside story and what to do if you want to try it yourself.

It's worth a read. I recommend it.

To Your Good Health!
Dr. Al Sears
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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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Shane Ellison M.S.
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Swine Flu Alert: Medicinal Chemist Says "Think Before You Vaccinate!"

By Shane "The People's Chemist" Ellison

As a young chemist working in the chemistry labs of corporate America, I watched as they promoted cancer causing drugs as anti-cancer remedies (tamoxifen).  I also witnessed the pharmaceutically compliant media convince the world that depression was a disease and you needed the so-called antidepressant drug Prozac™ to treat it.  I began to wonder, "How gullible are the masses?"  The reaction to the swine flu scare answered this.
It's been said that "a sucker is born every minute," but not even this aphorism could explain the hysteria that set in courtesy of swine flu alerts.  With graphic images of the 1918 flu pandemic and Hispanics wearing face masks, American's can't seem to roll up their sleeves fast enough.  With the cheap sales rhetoric of a late night infomercial, Big Pharma scum has risen to the top of the commercial vat with a "swine flu vaccine."  Yet, nobody is asking the important questions; "Is the swine flu a real threat?" And, "Is the swine flu vaccine safe?"

Americans, being bombarded by The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) public service announcements, are surrendering reason to fear.  Hopefully I can restore it by writing articles like this one - but probably not.  Oh well, I'd rather immerse myself in the autonomy that comes with writing than fielding ridiculous questions from the "Facebook friends" who want a cure for everything from toe fungus to erectile dysfunction.  And besides, it's inevitable that someone leaves endless messages on my cell phone asking if they should get the swine flu jab.  So I might as well confront it now.  It's simple; keep your arm closely guarded and "think before your vaccinate."

The swine flu isn't a real threat.

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

I have recently started working with Scott and incorporated into my diet the Alpha-Omegas. I have just started my period, to my surprise.

Normally, I have a week to a week and a half of very swollen/tender breasts, cravings, etc. right before my period. Did not have any of that this time. I didn't know if it came early or what....Could the oils have something to do with this?

By the way, thank you for what you do. I enjoy reading the newsletter (us wellness) and watching the video clips, etc...... you and the team are much appreciated.


Dear J:

Thank you for all your compliments, I love them.

Yes, the alpha omega has a lot to do with it. Research has shown that fish oil/omega-3's decreases cramps, ischemia and pain that occurs during the menstrual cycle. Because these symptoms stopped or decreased means that you had a deficiency in one of the oils, but we don't know which one. Continue taking them for three months; once you periods are stable you might be able to reduce the dosage because your body is catching up to the deficiency.

In addition, if you look at the label of the alpha omega 3, you will see that not only you are getting high dosages of fish oils, but you are also getting a blend of monounsaturated, polyunsaturated fats, including GLA, CLA and olive oil, which in the right amount not only brings menstrual benefits, but also cardiovascular and musculoskeletal benefits. And don't forget, grass-fed beef is full of healthy fats and omega-3's.

Good luck and thank you again,

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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By: Scott Mendelson

I just back from vacation and had not seen my brother Tom for 6 months.  Wow, has he changed, he looked 10 years younger and LEAN.  He told me that you have him doing half-hour weight training workouts a few times a week, a couple 15 minute sprint sessions with a simple diet he was explaining called Zero Tolerance.  

How is it possible to earn such great results with so little time working out and a diet that does not starve you?  

Larry L- Tampa 

P.S.: is it possible to put my wife and I on the same type of training and nutrition routine so we can train together?


Executing the right strategies with great effort helps my clients earn huge success in short periods of time.   Most people train to break a sweat and expend some energy, but have no viable strategy for improving their condition.  Numerous factors can be manipulated to force the body into torching fat, improving performance or increasing muscle tissue.  You must send the body the correct signals and there must be method to the madness to achieve great results.  Tom dropped his body fat 11% down all the way to 12% and the pictures he sent from your vacation looked great. 

A big drop in body fat associated with improved nutrition, exercise, supplementation and life style choices also supports dramatic improvements in daily energy.  It is hard to put a price on looking and feeling great every day.  I aim to make programs simple for my customized consultation clients so they can focus on working hard while I refine the routines.

A Gradual Increase of Work Load Done in Less Time
                          Sets     Reps     Tempo     Rest

A1. Wide Grip Lat pull down      
                                 3         4-6    4-1-1-1     30   
A2. Chin grip lat pull down      
                                 3         5-7    3-1-1-1     30
A3. Neutral Grip lat pull down      
                                 3         6-8    2-1-1-1     90

B1. 45 deg incline db press      
                                 3         4-6    3-2-1-0     30   
B2. 30 deg incline db press      
                                 3         5-7    3-1-1-0     30
B3. 15 deg incline db press      
                                 3         6-8    2-1-1-0     90

C1. 30 deg prone reverse fly      
                                 2         6-8    3-0-1-2     30
C2. 30 deg prone db front raise      
                                 2         6-8    3-0-1-2     30

Over a four week period we chopped off 5 sec from the rest periods each week to improve the Density factor (work done in a unit of time) while increasing the average intensity (load) per rep.  This progression combination stokes a fat burning wild fire by naturally boosting the right metabolic factors. The workout above contains far more work than what Joe average accomplishes in an entire hour! 

Metabolic Activation Interval Sprints

Yes short - yet intense metabolic activation interval sessions 10-15 minutes in length have proven to be fat more effective for both fat loss and conditioning than much longer steady state programs.  A variety of venues can be used- running, biking, swimming, jump rope and more!

I work with several dozen husbands and wife teams and in many cases they do train together, but have variations in the routines to fit their needs.  It is very helpful to have both spouses on the same page in regards to nutrition to minimize the availability of bad food choices at meal time.  

I received over 100 emails requesting the Extreme Crash Diet file over the last 2 weeks and many realized that it was just too aggressive for them at this time while others jumped in with both feet.  Zero Tolerance is meant for a longer term fat loss approach and is much easier to follow for both men and women.  While being highly effective ZTP is easily sustainable and provides solutions to the common road blocks associated with permanent fat loss.  So advanced - Yet simple!  Please email Scott@infinityfitness.com for a complementary copy of any of the programs mentioned.

Please contact me at scott@infinityfitness.com  All inquiries welcome from beginners to highly advanced trainees.  I will identify solutions to support your aggressive goals.


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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U.S. Wellness,

When planning our son's 3rd birthday party, I decided I would much rather serve something healthy to our family members and friends.  So, we bought a case of your hamburger patties, which I should add, seem like a really good price for all that meat

I tell you EVERYONE was raving about the hamburgers!!!!  I had so many people ask about them and I happily made a list of people to send your website to.  More than one person said it was the best hamburger they have ever eaten!!  We knew we were going to have quite a bit of leftovers for us to enjoy and I had planned it that way.  Well, we had two leftover burgers!!  We ran out of buns and people were eating them without buns because they were so good!! 

Thank you for the extra time and effort that goes into taking proper care of your lovely cows!  All for our health, a rare thing these days.  You are fighting the good fight!  Thanks for what you do!

Livermore, CA
Recipe Corner:
Cheesy Turkey Portobello Burgers

Cheesy Turkey Portobello Burgers

  • Dice portobellos 1/4", saute in butter on med-high heat until cooked through.  Place in mixing bowl and allow to cool.  

  • Add ground turkey and shredded cheddar, mix gently but well and form 4 patties. 
  • Heat grill to medium heat, and grill, turning once, until browned and cooked through.  (We made ours on the Flavorwave oven, flipped once and cooked evenly on both sides.)
  • Sprinkle with seasoning and pepper to taste and top with your favorite ingredients.

Serves 4. 

Recipe compliments of our recipe contest runner-up, Terry D.!

Share your favorite recipes at: recipes@grasslandbeef.com. 

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September 2, 2009 -
Near Monticello, Missouri
Cattle enjoying new pasture during a Missouri sunset.


$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 September 12, 2009.

Free Range Chicken Breasts
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