|Dear John, |
Seems like it is way too early to be thinking about Christmas shopping, but it will be here in exactly six months! So to celebrate the halfway-to-Christmas holiday, we just decided to have a big sale! Be sure to stock up on your favorites! Grass-fed gifts are the best - so if you want to stock up on Christmas presents early, our cryovac packaged products will last in the freezer until Christmas. Or, we have gift certificates available that are easy to send and spend!
Stock up and save! Two of our favorite steaks - the Delmonico and Tri-Tip are the featured volume discounts this week, so the more you buy the more you save! Some of our favorite summer treats are on sale this week - NY Kabobs are perfect on the grill, Hickory Smoked Ribs make a quick summer dinner and don't forget the Chocolate Cashew Cream Ice Cream for dessert!
Looking for diabetes relief? A new study published by the Molecular Nutrition & Food Research journal shows that cashew tree products may help improve the body's response to insulin. Researchers studied many different types of plant products, and found that extracts from the cashew seed "likely contains active compounds, which can have potential anti-diabetic properties." They are hoping that natural cashew products can be used to help alleviate diabetes suffering. If you need a tasty way to incorporate cashews into your diet try our Organic, Raw Cashews, or any of our Organic, Raw Cashew Cream Ice Creams. The Chocolate Cashew Cream is one of our best sellers and just happens to be on sale this week!
Crossfit competition begins! Visit our blog to see how Team Flatirons Fitness fared at the Crossfit Games, and to see photos of the competition. We would like to thank Flatirons Crossfit for letting us be a part of the Games, and thanks to all of our customers for following along and sending us your thoughts!
Beef Jerky is back! Both plain and spicy in sticks or slabs, as well as our extra dry jerky are all back in stock. Our beef jerky is made from grass-fed beef and loaded with protein and CLA. It makes the perfect summer snack, and kids love it!
Know a child affected by ADD or ADHD? Be sure and read Catherine's in depth article this week about how it is possible to change the course of ADD/ADHD through diet instead of medication.
Candle winner announced! Congratulations to Jessica S., who won a free tallow candle just by commenting on our blog. Based on customer votes, our two new candle scents will be: Coconut Lime and Lavender Vanilla. New candles will be in the store in a few short weeks!
Best Summer Regards,
John, LeeAnn, Megan, Tressa, and Jennifer on behalf of the farm families of US 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 with Catherine Ebeling's article after you open the complete article by clicking the link at the bottom of the article.
This code only applies on orders weighing under 40 pounds and excludes all sale items, volume discounts, gift certificates and Flavorwave ovens. Your order receipt will not show a credit, the code simply changes prices of individual products on your receipt page. Compare receipt to retail store prices if you question the discount.
Spice it Up!!
Capsaicin, the stuff that gives chili peppers their kick, may cause weight loss and fight fat buildup by triggering certain beneficial protein changes in the body, according to a new study on the topic. The report, which could lead to new treatments for obesity, appears in ACS' monthly Journal of Proteome Research
Obesity is a major public health threat worldwide, linked to diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and other health problems. Laboratory studies have hinted that capsaicin may help fight obesity by decreasing calorie intake, shrinking fat tissue, and lowering fat levels in the blood. Nobody, however, knows exactly how capsaicin might trigger such beneficial effects.
In an effort to find out, the scientists fed high-fat diets with or without capsaicin to lab rats used to study obesity. The capsaicin-treated rats lost 8 percent of their body weight and showed changes in levels of at least 20 key proteins found in fat. The altered proteins work to break down fats. "These changes provide valuable new molecular insights into the mechanism of the anti-obesity effects of capsaicin," the scientists say.
Medical News Today, July 23, 2010.
American Chemical Society
by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN
Changing the Course of ADD/ADHD without Medication
ADD/ADHD is one of the most highly diagnosed conditions in children these days. This condition seems to be one of the fastest growing conditions diagnosed in school-age children. But is it just diagnosed more often or are there other environmental factors contributing to this increase?
The latest research shows another pervasive chemical as being a primary contributor to ADD/ADHD.
PFC's (Polyfluoroalkyl chemicals) are almost a household word due to the fact that they are so pervasive in our environment these days. A new study by Boston University School of Public Health has linked these common chemicals to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Researchers found "increased odds of ADHD in children with higher serum PFC levels." The majority of these children had already been diagnosed with ADHD, one of the most commonly diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorders in children.
PFCs are compounds used in industrial and commercial products like stain-resistant coatings, food packaging, and fire-fighting foams. In a 2003-2004 study, 2,094 blood samples taken from the U.S. population found more than 98 percent of the sample had detectable serum levels of PFCs, according to the study. Once absorbed into the body, it can take years for some types of PFCs to be partially eliminated.
Numerous scientific studies on animals have suggested exposure to PFCs can have neurotoxic effects, but there was little information, however, on the chemicals' effects on human development. Because PFC's are so heavily incorporated into our environment, it is difficult to completely avoid them. But you can definitely reduce exposure to them by being aware of where they exist....Read More...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
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|Dr. Al Sears, M.D.|
Sidestep This Invisible Menace That's Making Us Fat
By: Al Sears, MD
Dear Health-Conscious Reader,
Conventional "diet wisdom" has been bad enough. But now there's a new category of chemicals that's building even fatter thighs, butts, and bellies. I call them "obesogens."
These invisible toxins are getting into your food and making you fat. Unless you take action, it won't just tip the scales, you could wind up sick and diseased, too.
I'm talking about endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in your food and water. These chemicals, which have a structure that closely resembles the hormone estrogen, go from your food into your bloodstream, where they send out the "fat command" to the cells in your body.
The bad news is that your body can't tell the difference between these estrogen mimics and the real thing. As far as your body is concerned, these chemicals that look like estrogen are estrogen.
And whether you're a man or a woman, too much estrogen makes you fat, slow, tired, and diseased.
Obesogens Hijack Your Body's "Fat Signals"
Researchers are starting to speak out. In an article that just hit my desk, a professor from the University of Missouri hit the nail on the head:
"Obesogens are thought to act by hijacking the regulatory systems that control body weight... and any chemical that interferes with body weight is an endocrine disruptor."
What we're seeing is an actual takeover. Your body gets commands from an external source telling it to pack on more fat...Read More...
Ed. Note: 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.
|Shane Ellison, M.S.|
THREE ENERGY BUILDING REQUIREMENTS FOR BUSY PROFESSIONALS
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.
References: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 is an award winning organic chemist and author of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures. He teaches people about natural medicine, but is not a shill. He is a perfect candidate for being "medicated to death" - according to psychiatry, but chooses living young instead. He has been quoted by USA Today, Shape, Woman's World, as well as Women's Health and has served as guest speaker for large corporations like BP and appeared on Fox and NBC as a natural medicine advocate. Learn about the $8 cancer buster FREE at www.otcnaturalcures.com
|Dr. Eric Serrano M.D., M.S., B.C.|
Dear Dr. Serrano,
I have read the article on B vitamins. How do you feel about the recent findings regarding folic acid supplements adding a cancer risk? I have a history of breast and colon cancer.
Thank you for your input. I enjoy reading the US Wellness newsletter.
I disagree with them, they publish data without looking at real life scenarios. Yes, there are differences between folate and the real life bio-identical folate, but they don't mention a word in the article.
The drug companies have products in the market named Deplin and MetanX and Cerefolin, all containing real folate. The research for these "drugs" is incredible, but because they put a patent on the delivery system and treatment combination and in real life they are vitamins, the drug company is not advertising much because the parent company wants to keep it under the radar.
The benefits are outstanding, and the indications are Alzheimers, depression and memory, and they do work. Just do an internet search to find the answers to your questions, although I am going to give you one now. The folate in the study is fake, although they do work occasionally you must take higher dosages than when you take the real natural bio-identical vitamin.
If I were you Janie I would take Innate Multifood IV, with all natural sources and bio-identical vitamins without concerns about side effects and not taking the real thing for real benefits. If you want to check it out go to www.innateresponse.com or call (800) 634-6342 and use code SER030 to get a discount.
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|Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A|
Need A Training Lift?
By: Scott Mendelson
My husband and I have tried nearly everything to improve our bodies during the last few years. Before becoming more health conscious we were both fat and sluggish! We have made great progress with simple tactics, but what do we need to do to take it to the next level? I am talking about being in a bathing suit and looking great, and having all day energy and living life to the fullest!
9 Habits Crucial For Rapid Fat Loss Success
Great question Kate, I am going to address this with the top ten traits of the most successful clients that I have the pleasure of working with over the last ten years. The mindsets of those who make the fastest and most significantly lasting progress are very similar in a majority of cases so they are not just lucky! There is always method to the madness.
Sprint to the Finish Line
Set goals that are well defined, measureable and time sensitive. Short, yet intense periods of say 12 weeks are far more effective than a 36 week lower level of focus and effort (and compliance) time frame. Achieve your goals at an aggressive pace and move on to other objectives before you get bored! Rotating the emphasis of training and nutrition is very important for preventing metabolic and hormonal staleness often associated with extended fat loss efforts. Have you ever met the person who has been on a "diet" at least as they define it for nearly their entire lives and are still failing miserably?
I am well known for my preference of intensity over "going through the motions" quantity. I think any effort to improve the physique or performance should be handled with the same mind set of quality over quantity. Just take a look at the cardio section of any major gym in this country. For the most part you will see the same people struggling to lose body fat , taking a walk to nowhere on the treadmill when you visit 3 months later. Why do they choose this venue of exercise? Little concentration is needed and they can watch the TV without the discomfort of embracing new techniques. Without the right changes they will continue to go nowhere with progress fast!
Execute the Right Nutrition Plan
Eating the right foods including grass fed beef
and other organic choices is a huge step in the right direction, however there must be a plan to address amounts of food, timing, cycling and macronutrient cycling to ensure both rapid and lasting success. Instead of pulling your hair out trying to figure out the optimal path- get professional help to fast track your success. We have reviewed thousands of diets and it is very rare to find an individual who can properly plan a program for their own needs. Just like training, the nutrition plan must change frequently to avoid metabolic staleness. Did you know that increasing good dietary fat sources one day per week can significantly elevate fat burning enzymes and other fat burning mechanisms? How would you like to have several sizzling grass fed steaks
and other tasty food choices all in an effort of fat burning?
Get In and Get Out
In regards to your cardio vascular and weight training opportunities- perform at a hurried pace with a high level of focus and you will not only promote quick changes, but also surge mental energy levels throughout the day. Many of my clients have started off with 10 minute exercise sessions and have seen great progress. Anyone on this earth can find 10 minutes to exercise if they have even an ounce of ambition to improve. Even your nutrition plan should have a no nonsense approach that is simple to execute and adaptable to ever changing circumstances...Read More...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 dietitians 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. Copyright © Infinity Fitness INC All Rights Reserved 2010This document is provided by Infinity Fitness INC for general guidance only, and does not constitute the provision of health or fitness advice. The information is provided "as is" with no assurance or guarantee of completeness, accuracy, or timeliness of the information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of performance, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose.
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|What Our Customers Are Saying|
US Wellness Crew,
Thank you for the writeup on CrossFit
!! It's very exciting to see these two particular realms of nutrition and exercise helping each other out.
I am a nutritionist and owner of a CrossFit in the bay area of California. We're doing our best to spread the word of US Wellness Meats
- I even posted a video
of a shipment I received on our blog.
We are new as of two months ago, but as we grow we will be hosting events/seminars/movies based on nutrition/exerise/stress management (we even have a Modern-Day Paleo Challenge coming up in July in which I'll be telling everyone where I get my food from).
Please let us know if there is anything more we can do to bring more customers to US Wellness Meats
. Thank you for your commitment to the health of the planet!!
Walnut Creek, CA
Steak & Sugar Snap Pea Pasta Salad
- 12 oz grilled beef steak (we recommend the skirt steak or top sirloin)
- 1 cup uncooked gemelli or corkscrew whole grain pasta
- 2 cups fresh sugar snap peas
- 1 cup grape or teardrop tomatoes, cut in half
- Salt and pepper
- 2 teaspoons fresh grated lemon peel
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Cook pasta according to package directions. During last 2 minutes of cooking time, add sugar snap peas; drain.
- Whisk dressing ingredients in small bowl until well blended; set aside.
- Combine pasta mixture, tomatoes and steak slices in large bowl. Drizzle pasta mixture with dressing; toss to coat evenly. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
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