U.S. Wellness Meats Newsletter
Memorial Day Wishes, Outdoor Exercising Tips, Keep Your Workouts Current, 15% Discount Code
May 30, 2010 Monticello, Missouri
From the farm families at US Wellness Meats, we would like to wish all of our readers and customers a Happy Memorial Day. We hope you are enjoying a relaxing three day weekend, while remembering our troops serving at home and abroad. We should also keep in our prayers the wounded warriors who are home but still dealing with battle scars and injuries.
Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, originated in 1865 as a way to honor fallen Civil War soldiers. It was first observed in 1866 and every year thereafter. Each year the headstones at Arlington National Cemetary each receive an American Flag. Our thoughts and prayers go to all families grieving a fallen soldier this Memorial Day weekend.
It is apparent that grilling season is finally here - sales of our popular Ono Charcoal and All-Natural BBQ sauce have picked up significantly. If you haven't tried them yet you are missing out! The BBQ sauce goes perfect with our short ribs, and paired with the all-natural Ono Charcoal it makes for a very healthy (and tasty!) BBQ. Take advantage of the red letter discount code in this newsletter to save 15% on your grilling purchases!
While the Food Safety bills are still being discussed in Congress, there are still many working to amend them to help protect small, local farmers. Read this local article to see how many states are working to protect their small farmers. Wondering how you can help? It's not too late to contact your local Representatives and give them your suggestions.
Looking for an easy meal? Look no farther! Our Pre-Cooked Pot Roast comes with gravy and 5 healthy herbs in one packages, simply put it in the crock pot in the morning and let cook on low heat all day and you will have a full meal waiting for you at dinnertime! Our Hickory Smoked Back Ribs are just as easy - they have been partially cooked and only need an hour before the meat is falling-off-the-bone-tender. The best news is that they are both on sale this week - so be sure and stock up!
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Patriotic Memorial Day Wishes,
John, LeeAnn, Megan, Tressa, and Jennifer on behalf of the farm families of US Wellness Meats.
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Sugars Increase Heart Disease
Added sugars - especially in processed foods and beverages, may increase heart disease risk factors, U.S. researchers said.
Study co-author Dr. Miriam Vos, assistant professor of pediatrics at Emory School of Medicine, and colleagues analyzed nutritional data and blood lipid (fat) levels in more than 6,000 adult men and women from 1999-2006.
The highest-consuming study subjects ate an average of 46 teaspoons of added sugars per day, while the lowest-consuming study subjects are an average of just 3 teaspoons daily.
The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found those who ate more added sugar were more likely to have higher cardiovascular disease risk factors, including higher triglyceride levels and higher ratios of triglycerides to high-density lipoprotein, the "good" cholesterol.
"Just like eating a high-fat diet can increase your levels of triglycerides and high cholesterol, eating sugar can also affect those same lipids," Vos said in a statement. "It would be important for long-term health for people to start looking at how much added sugar they're getting and finding ways to reduce that."Source: UPI, Atlanta, April 21, 2010.
by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN
Don't Exercise Outside Until You Read This!
As summer nears and unseasonably warm temperatures suddenly appear, top athletes, weekend warriors, and couch potatoes alike need to be aware of the importance of hydration and avoiding heat - especially now, since many of us are unaccustomed to heat this early in the season.
In a recent cycling road race on a very unseasonably hot day, I hit the wall. I was well trained and had expected to do very well; however, it was extremely hot and humid when we started, and my head was already pounding as began pedaling hard. As I struggled up the last big hills of the race, heat blasting upward from the pavement, I watched my heart rate climb to close to its max, as my body worked futilely to try to cool itself. After drinking the last drops of water in my two water bottles, I struggled to just finish the race in my weakened condition. Those last few miles were the toughest ever. I was dizzy, dazed, nauseous, and weak by the time I painfully crossed the finish line, got off the bike, and staggered over to find shade and water. It took me about three days of drinking massive amounts of fluids before I felt good again.
A more extreme situation happened a few years ago when a well-conditioned athlete entered a Half-Ironman race with the hope of doing very well. She had trained hard and was very fit, and had raced in the heat before. The day turned out to be a very hot west Texas day (110 degrees F, 45% humidity). This athlete was well prepared and feeling good for her race, however, after mile one, she began to experience diarrhea and painful muscle cramps. Around mile 6, the headaches set in, and she stopped sweating. She struggled on to finish the remaining 7 miles and managed a slow, painful finish. After attempting to re-hydrate, she became delirious. Intravenous fluids were started, but she deteriorated and began vomiting. After transfer to the hospital she began having seizures. She experienced widespread muscle breakdown, severe electrolyte disturbance, kidney damage, and her lungs filled with fluid. She was placed on artificial life support and was given a 50:50 chance of survival. Fortunately, she lived, but still has lingering effects of that hot day.
While the above example seems a bit extreme, it illustrates how quickly and easily severe heat exhaustion and dehydration can creep up and become a medical emergency. Don't let this happen to you. Be as prepared as you can for the heat and humidity this summer.
Ideally, on a hot day, the body sends blood to the surface of the skin, you sweat, the sweat evaporates, skin temperature goes down, the cooled blood circulates, and you cool off. Body heat is raised by outside temperatures, humidity and exerciseÑthe more intense, the hotter you get. But, the biggest barrier to cooling is humidity. Since the body cools itself by sweating--in humid conditions--it becomes more difficult to cool down, as the sweat does not evaporate. So you actually sweat more when it is humid out, but it does less to cool your body.
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|Dr. Al Sears, M.D.
Are Your Muscles Shrinking?
By: Al Sears, MD
Dear Health-Conscious Reader,
You don't set out to become frail and weak in your old age. But a study I'm looking at right now suggests that's exactly what will happen to you. This study shows that oxidative stress is causing your muscles to waste away.
Oxidative stress is when you have too many damaged molecules, called "free radicals," in your body. They attack your healthy cells. When free radicals attack your muscle cells, they drain them of energy and strength. The cells become damaged, or they weaken and die. It makes your muscles shrivel up, and you become weak.
Your muscles are the key to remaining youthful. Because, if you lose your muscle mass, your motor skills begin to fail. You need motor skills to do things like lift your head, sit down and get up, and keep your balance. Motor skills make it possible for you to do small tasks, too. Like eating with a fork or writing with a pen.
You can protect your muscles and your motor skills if you increase your antioxidants. At least five new studies in the past year point to it. Antioxidants fight free radical damage that causes oxidative stress. They protect your muscles and motor function. There are a lot of antioxidants. But the most important antioxidant to prevent this oxidative stress in your muscles is Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10).
The reason I focus on CoQ10 for this purpose is because of CoQ10's role. CoQ10 is the energy molecule for muscle cells. You concentrate CoQ10 in the energy "factories" inside muscle cells. CoQ10 has 50 times the free radical fighting effect as vitamin E. But CoQ10 does more than that. It's the fuel and spark plug that is needed to create energy in your cells.
Your muscles need CoQ10 to make energy. And when your muscles have enough energy, you stay strong and healthy.
Your body produces its own CoQ10. But after age 20, you make less and less. Once you're 50, your production drops off fast. And if you take a statin, it blocks CoQ10 along with the cholesterol.
It's tough to get enough CoQ10 from food. Beef
is the best natural source of CoQ10, and organ meat such as heart
contains the highest amount. Our ancient ancestors prized organ meats
for good reason. If you're vegetarian, it takes around 15 jars of peanut butter to give you a daily dose.
But unless you eat it every day, you'll need to take a supplement. When you go to the vitamin store, you may come across two forms: "ubiquinone" and "ubiquinol."
Ubiquinone is fat-soluble. It's harder for your body to absorb. If you take this form of CoQ10, take it with some fat, such as a spoonful of peanut butter or avocado.
Ubiquinol is a reduced form of CoQ10. It's both fat- and water-soluble. So it's much easier for your body to absorb. It may cost a little more, but you need less of it.
I suggest you look for the reduced form of CoQ10 - ubiquinol. Start with as little as 50 mg per day, if you're not trying to treat a specific condition. You can have your CoQ10 measured in your blood. In patients where we've recognized deficiencies, we sometimes work up to 100-200 mg.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD
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2. Bonetto, A. Penna, F. et al. "Are antioxidants useful for treating skeletal muscle atrophy?" Free Radical Biology and Medicine. October 2009; 47(7):906-916).
3. Langsjoen, P. "Urgent Update on Ubiquinone Co Q10" Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. Accessed 2007.
4. Barbiroli B., et al. "Coenzyme Q10 improves mitochondrial respiration in patients with mitochondrial cytopathies. An in vivo study on brain and skeletal muscle by phosphorous magnetic resonance spectroscopy." Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand). 1997 Jul;43(5):741-9.
[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.
HOW SUNSHINE CAN MAKE YOUR WORKOUTS MORE EFFECTIVE
It's frustrating to watch obese people suffer in the gym and receive absolutely no benefit. Eventually they give up. It doesn't have to be like this. In fact, if they learn how to use one miracle substance properly, they could go to the gym less and have a lot more to show for it - including mega fat loss and lean, sexy muscle.
That miracle substance is sunshine! Proper sun exposure plays a crucial role in ensuring that your body responds to exercise. It helps by increasing insulin sensitivity. The primary mechanism involved is the production of a neuropeptide known as MSH - melanocyte stimulating hormone - and vitamin D. Combined, these "youthanizing" biochemicals help to lower levels of the fat storing hormone insulin. And sunshine is the only thing that can force our bodies to produce them in the right quantity and ratio.
Lowering insulin during exercise also guarantees a boost in age-defying hormones known as human growth hormone, testosterone, and IGF-1. Without sunshine, you could be wasting valuable time in the gym due to high insulin levels. Going to the gym with high insulin would be like trying to fight cancer while being exposed to Agent Orange. Insulin inhibits the release of age-defying hormones as well as our fat burning compounds known as catecholamines.
Proper sun exposure simply means that you expose 80% of your body to direct sunlight for 20 to 40 minutes every other day. Make this happen and you'll enjoy rewarding workouts met with fat loss and muscle gain.
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 am feeling very frustrated about the conflicting advice regarding Vitamin D right now. Dr. Al Sears and others have been talking about how important a good vitamin D supplement is, but now Shane Ellison and Dr. Mercola are saying that D-3 supplements are unnecessary and even toxic. Who do we believe?
I'm getting tired of the huge list of supplements that we're supposed to take for optimum health, and with this latest reversal I'm wondering if I should just quit purchasing them altogether. I've spent so much this past year in search of better health and disease prevention. I'm about ready to unsubscribe from all the various newsletters based on this latest contradictory report. How do I know what is truth and what is fiction?
Thanks for your time.
I have not read those articles, and is vitamin D3 toxic? No, it is not toxic, unless you are taking large amounts of vitamin D3 without the other vitamins.
Vitamin D3 is a fat soluble vitamin so it accumulates in your body and it doesn't work by itself, and again it requires help from other vitamins. If you are supplementing your vitamin D3 without any other vitamins then I would be concerned. If you were taking more than 5000 I.U.'s per day then I would also be concerned.
I recommend Multi Food IV from Innate Response (call (800) 634-6342 and use code SER030) because it is a whole food vitamin which means it has things in it that are necessary for us, even though we dont know what they are, and they are not commercially or artificially made.
I don't know about Dr. Mercola or Mr. Ellison but I have seen what RIGHT supplementation with vitamin D3 can do to depressed patients and even with joint pains the results are clinically amazing. Jan, I have also seen what happens when I give a patient too much vitamin D3, they itch like crazy and I stop it for a week and restart at a lower dosage.
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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.
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|Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
Need A Training Lift?
By: Scott Mendelson
What are the key things that need to be done to take someone from much better than average shape to really good shape. I am talking low body fat with healthy muscle, good function, energy the whole 9 yards!
Making the Right Changes for YOUR Needs and Goals
Great Question Terry
I think it comes down to the 4 factors below and a willingness to embrace the RIGHT changes to fit the individual needs and goals of the client. Every week I work with hundreds of fitness enthusiasts who initially are highly resistant to change even though their current tactics are not creating the results they are looking for. Humans are creatures of habit who rely on what worked in the past to drive the future, but they do not consider that conditions are constantly changing making the right changes absolutely crucial.
What are the right changes for your needs? That depends on many factors, do not make changes based on the latest tabloid or infomercial just for the sake of doing so. I have dedicated my career to helping people of all levels implement the necessary tactics to support rapid success. To make a long story short- use the right tactics by getting expert help and your rate of progress will be 2 to 3 times faster. So why spin your wheels with a program that is one size fits all when you can have an expert customized for your needs.
Intensity or lack thereof with both Resistance Training and Interval sessions!
I have spent thousands of hours observing people in gyms and even more reviewing training records from thousands of clients. It is easy for me to tell when someone is or is not applying the effort necessary to earn the best results. You must be focused on the task at hand aiming for perfect execution including control of rep speed, rest intervals and other finer points. My clients have detailed programs defining exactly what they need to do making every workout a productive challenge instead of a play it by ear waste of time. Failing to plan is planning to fail. Even if gaining strength is not your goal, it is necessary to progressively increase loading to make the body respond, especially when wanting to lower body fat levels. Female clients who increase strength when using a properly designed routine see rapid rates of fat loss 100% of the time!! It is common for a new client to look at an interval sprint program and remark that it looks easy since it only lasts 20 minutes. When the right effort level is applied to support rapid fat loss their opinion quickly changes! It is human nature to gravitate to easy tasks. Ask yourself if you have been 100% focused when exercising with adequate intensity. If not you are selling yourself short!
Eating Clean is Not Enough to Earn Your Best Body
You may have heard me say eating clean is not enough before, but it is important to consider. Many people eat the right foods, but fail to put together the right combinations, portions and timing to maximize body comp and performance improvement. According to Dr. Serrano and my experience working with many clients, the people who eat the same items over and over again will build food allergies which cause a wide range of problems ranging from difficulty losing body fat, bloating, fatigue and more. Furthermore, what I consider "clean" or good food choices may differ from others. Whole wheat pasta and whole wheat tortillas for example are marked as healthy choices, however if they have enriched flour with brown dye, that is not clean to me!
Macronutrient cycling is the best way to maximize body composition and performance potential. This concept involves increasing the amounts of certain macronutrients on specific days to create a specific metabolic response. Sounds hard, but it is easy to apply which is why I spend hours working on programs so my clients just need to turn the key and drive! For example, the right increases in dietary fat from grass-fed beef
will stimulate an increase in fat burning enzymes crucial for success.
How Consistent is Your Execution?
By far my clients who demonstrate the most consistent - high quality execution see the best results. They build metabolic and hormonal momentum which is simply the body's way of optimizing its capabilities when the right choices are made for a consistent period of time. This is impacted by exercise, nutrition, rest and supplementation amongst some other factors. It is very common for female clients especially to see their best rates of progress in month 2 or even 3 of my programs. In many cases they had an extended period with poor diet and exercise habits prior to working with me so the first month was dedicated to cleaning up a huge metabolic mess in some cases created over years. No one can undo years of abuse overnight, but the human body is very resilient. To hold yourself accountable ask for a copy of my success calendar that you can use to grade your execution on a daily basis in just 15 seconds. Review after a month and you may be shocked by your real level of compliance. Is there a big difference between the benefits earned from a week of high quality training and nutrition choices vs. an equal time period with only 70% compliance? Yes absolutely and I have the records to prove it!
The societal increase in stress based on my client surveys has been dramatic since 2008. I do not see this trend getting any better and if left unchecked even with an above average diet and exercise routine people can expect to gain additional body fat fast. Why? Increased stress levels ramp up FAT Storage. Increased stress negatively impacts nutrition choices by driving cravings, reduces quality of exercise and compromises the ability to recover from training. The right routines can help the system deal more effectively with stress so you do not have to suffer. For many people there is no greater stress than not liking the way they look and feel. This problem must be addressed with the correct strategy or the problem will only get worse.
Now that problems you are facing have been identified- Get solutions or do not expect to make progress. Email or call me any time 7 days per week to discuss your specific situation and goals. Email Scott@infinityfitness.com
for complementary copies of the Success Calendar, Macronutrient Cycling Fat Loss Plan, 10 minute interval routine and the Giant Set Fat Burning workout. 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
Perhaps you can answer questions I have for you - I have been a U.S. Wellness Meats customer for about 2 years now. Recently in our Phoenix neighborhood a grass-fed only beef store opened up and I tried their meats. The meat is from a ranch in central Arizona. Their meat sure does taste different from yours. It tastes gamey, which I do not care for. What would be the cause of the meat to taste so different?
Also, I notice their meats are not as tender as yours..I tried their breakfast steaks
and they were tough...even the ground burger
is tough and fatty. This makes me decide to keep ordering from U.S. Wellness meats.
Thanks for providing good wholesome food to us.
Fiesta Burgers Con Queso
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/2 cup shredded Jalapeno cheese, divided
- 4 small tortillas, warmed
- Thinly sliced lettuce
- Chopped tomato
- Avocado slices
- Salsa, sour cream, guacamole (optional)
- Combine ground beef, onion, jalapeño, cilantro and 1/4 cup cheese in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
- Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place patties in skillet; cook 10 to 12 minutes turning occasionally, until desired doneness. About 3 minutes before burgers are done, top evenly with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
- Place burgers in tortillas; season with salt and black pepper, as desired. Top with desired toppings.
- Cook's Tip: To grill, place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 11-13 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 7-8 minutes), until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.
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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.
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U.S. Wellness requires a $75 minimum
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pork, gourmet rabbit, bison,
raw cheese, organic butter,poultry, seafood and snacks.
The weight minimum is to help ensure everything stays frozen during transit and the price minimum is required since we have built the cost of shipping into the price of the product. You will only see a $7.50 handling fee at checkout.
The 20 pound bulk chicken and turkey orders ship from
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