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Thanksgiving Turkey Tips!
Save Money While Saving Your Heart,
Chicken Liver Sale & 15% Promo Code

November 14, 2010   Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
We are writing this week from the Weston A. Price Conference in King of Prussia, PA.  We have had an excellent conference so far and thoroughly enjoyed meeting many long-time customers, as well as sharing our Organ Sausages, Beef Jerky and Snack Sticks with many new customers!

The Politics of Food has been the theme this year, and we have been very impressed with how many knowledgeable and exciting speakers have gathered for one of the best food conferences in the country.

Do you have your Thanksgiving dinner planned yet?  Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away and if you haven't bought your turkey yet now is the time!  You'll want to allow plenty of time to thaw the turkey once it arrives.  We have an assortment of turkeys and sizes to choose from.  If you're not sure what size you need, we recommend figuring 1 lb per person.  Visit the USDA Turkey Fact Page for turkey thawing and cooking information.  Place your order before 10:00 am CST Wednesday to ensure timely shipping of your Thanksgiving turkey!

Looking for an easy cold-weather dinner but don't have time to prepare one during the week?  Let us help.  Our Pre-Cooked Pot Roast & Gravy is on sale this week, and is also one of our best kept secrets.  This two pound roast comes fully cooked with gravy and five healthy herbs right in the package.  Simply place the roast in your Crockpot on low heat before leaving for work, and by the time you get home dinner will be ready and your kitchen will smell like a gourmet restaurant!

One of the 'healthy herbs' in our Pre-Cooked Pot Roast is turmeric, which is one of the healthiest spices we have found.  Its anti-inflammatory nature has been shown to relieve arthritis and joint pain.  According to Jonny Bowden's The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, turmeric has an antitumor effect, and in a 2006 medical study the curcumin in turmeric actually inhibited the growth of human colon cancer cells.  Its list of medicinal properties goes on, making it an excellent staple to add to your diet.

Don't miss out!  Our always-in-high-demand Chicken Livers are on sale this week so be sure and stock up.  Free Range Chicken Livers are often hard to find, and are packed with health benefits.  According to the Weston A. Price Foundation, pastured chicken livers are an excellent source of Vitamins A,D,E,K and B12 as well as Iron.  These nutrients are especially important for growing babies and adults alike.  For an excellent Chicken Liver Pate recipe from last year's Weston A. Price Conference visit their website.

Best November Regards,

John, LeeAnn, Megan, Tressa, and Jennifer on behalf of the farm families of US Wellness Meats.

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by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN
Catherine Ebeling
Help For Holiday Stress

Wow, here it is almost Thanksgiving again, and the holidays are just around the corner. Although that means lots of social gatherings, fun family get-togethers and festive eating, it can also mean lots of added stress. For many, finances may be tighter, so shopping, gift-giving, overspending, and feeling overly stretched for time can create a whopping sense of stress. How to cope?

While some stress in our lives is actually healthy and gives us ambition and drive, chronic stomach-in-knots, teeth clenching, keep-you-up-at-night kind of stress is NOT healthy. Our bodies suffer the consequences and stress will end up wearing you down, depleting you of valuable nutrients, making you sick, and causing a multitude of other associated problems.

The body's natural response to cope with stress is elevated adrenaline levels, which creates that 'fight or flight' feeling. These days, we suffer more from chronic situational stress than from physical harm. Yet, we feel the physical effects of adrenaline: a faster heart beat, higher blood pressure, increased utilization of energy, blood sugar fluctuations, aggression and irritability, sleep disturbances, compromised immunity, and appetite changes.

Unless critical nutrients are quickly replaced, coping mechanisms further break down and emotional problems tend to worsen. When you're under stress, hormones are released and they in turn increase the speed of many functions and systems of the body. With this faster rate, a large amount of nutrients are pushed into the bloodstream and excreted. The body loses nutrients all the time, but when you're under pressure, you lose even more...



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searsDr. Al Sears, M.D.
Dr. Al Sears
Too Young for Puberty

By: Al Sears, MD

Dear Health-Conscious Reader,

I'm going to tell you how to combat one of the most dangerous threats to your health today: estrogen.

Estrogen is found in the hormone-laden meat you get at the grocery store. It's found in plastic, too. Every time you take a sip from your water bottle or heat up a frozen dinner, you're ingesting harmful chemicals that create synthetic estrogen in your body.  This can cause you to have too much estrogen. Why is that a problem?

There are many ways that too much estrogen in your system can make you sick. It can cause heart disease and five different kinds of cancer, and it can make you fat, impotent, depressed and tired. Too much estrogen is also the biggest undiagnosed cause of prostate disease in men.

Here's something else about the estrogen we're putting in our food that is very disturbing - girls are getting sexually mature features at younger and younger ages.  In fact, I just read a new study that shows the number of seven-year-old girls hitting puberty has doubled since 1997 (1,2).
No one can tell us what that is going to do to the health of those little girls.  This is one more case where we've altered our environment without awareness of the consequences.

We're not living, moving, or eating like our native ancestors. Everything from the beef at the grocery store to the water bottles you drink from can expose you to these estrogens.

But, you don't have to be a victim. You can fight back.

To help keep your hormone levels balanced, I recommend resveratrol. It's a safe and natural antioxidant that helps control estrogen in your body.

You can get this amazing mineral from red wine, red grapes, cranberries, blueberries and peanuts. I suggest you take 100 mg a day for the most benefits.  In addition to resveratrol, here are some other things you can do:

1. Eat hormone-free meat. Choose grass-fed beef and free-range poultry to avoid eating any of the hormones pumped in standard grain-fed cows and caged chickens. Grain-fed beef is full of hormones, including estrogen. Instead, opt for grass-fed beef. These cows roam and graze on pesticide-free grass. Free-range chicken is also the best choice. There are no added hormones to make the chickens plump, and they're free to run on a farm.

2. Eat cage-free eggs. Cage-free eggs come from free-range chickens. They're hormone-free and have more of the nutrients you need. Plus, they taste great.

3. Avoid plastic as much as possible. Don't drink out of plastic water bottles or eat food stored in plastic containers. Even aluminum cans are lined with plastics, so be wary. They contain the chemicals that mimic estrogen. Instead, use metal or glass containers.

4. Eat cruciferous vegetables. Broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and cabbage can help lower your estrogen levels.

To Your Good Health,
Dr. Sears


1.  Biro, F., Galves, M., Greenspan, L., et al, "Pubertal Assessment Method and Baseline Characteristics in a Mixed Longitudinal Study of Girls," Pediatrics 2010; 2009-3079
2.  Herman-Giddens, M., SloraDagger, E., Wasserman, R., et al, "Secondary Sexual Characteristics and Menses in Young Girls," Pediatrics 1997; 505-512

Editors 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.

shaneShane Ellison, M.S.

Shane Ellison
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By: Shane "The People's Chemist" Ellison   www.thepeopleschemist.com

I love to spend money. Whether it's buying books for my child, a lift ticket for a day of snowboarding, or date night with my wife, I get great satisfaction out of spending money on products, services, and activities that I perceive as having value.

But more than spending, I enjoy investing. Wise investing allowed me to escape an arduous nine-to-five career with one of the world's largest drug providers. And making wise investments in my health - in the foods I eat and the activities I engage in - has been one of the most important things I've ever done.

The fact is, your health is an investment. Possibly the best investment you will ever make. If you invest in it now, you will see big returns in the future. If you don't, it could cost you big time down the line.

According to a recent report by CNN Money, "The retirement health tab can run between $64,000 and $122,000 for a 65-year-old man whose former employer pays his insurance premiums, and between $86,000 and $140,000 for a woman of the same age. For retirees who don't have access to an employer-offered plan, the costs - mostly for prescription drugs - run even higher."

In addition to exorbitant drug expenses, most adult Americans have one foot in the grave. Obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer are at an all-time high and it's expected to get worse. The Journal of the American Medical Association predicted that one in three born in the year 2000 will succumb to Type II diabetes, which is simply a "gateway" disease to all the pandemic killers. This rampant sickness is being met with an arsenal of cholesterol-lowering drugs, blood pressure meds, anti-depressants, and hypoglycemics. None have been proven to increase lifespan. They are toxic and ineffective, yet, they are continually pushed upon us... for one reason: financial gain...



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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.

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

Which is better for weight loss: grass-fed butter, ghee or extra virgin coconut oil? This would be for cooking meats, eggs, etc.

Also do you think creatine supplements are safe and good for weight loss?  I'm trying again to lose weight.


Dear Kelly,

It depends on what you are missing in your diet, but I would use grass-fed butter.  If you are severely allergic to milk, I would use ghee because it is pure fat and doesn't have any protein solids.
But to cook, nothing is better than coconut oil, hands down.
Creatine is one of the safest supplements ever created and is very high in grass-fed beef.

Thank You,

Dr. Serrano
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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Why Does Controlling Rep Speed Accelerate Fat Loss?

By: Scott Mendelson
Hi Scott,

I started working out with a friend of mine, Lucy, out of shear jealousy since she lost 15 lbs and looks great while I have slacked.  You design her training programs and I was curious as to why each rep has an assigned timing system for execution?  Whatever the reason- it is producing results for Lucy and I felt that the workout was the most productive I have ever tried since starting 2 weeks ago. 

Chicago, IL


Great question.  The rep speed (tempo) ensures that the trainee puts the muscles under tension for a certain length of time.  For example, lowering the weight for 3 seconds, pausing on the bottom for 1, lifting in 1 sec with no rest at completion means each rep will last 5 seconds x 8 reps for example, is 40 seconds.  Set durations of 40-60 seconds for women work very well for stimulating the production of fat burning hormones!

Proper Form = Less Injuries

Watch most people in the gym and they throw the weights up and down with no consideration for form or tempo.  This is just a way of going through the motions.  Controlling the rep speed increases the challenge tremendously and forces the muscles to work much harder by reducing momentum.  I am also a strong believer in a controlled tempo to help improve form which prevents many common training injuries.

Boosting Fat Burning Hormones

Back to the real reason why you asked the question - the tempo is one of many factors that can be manipulated to make the body work harder.  This factor in particular is very important for increasing lactic acid, which in turn boosts the growth hormone which is a potent fat burning hormone.  For example, Lucy started out with shorter tempos a few months ago and has gradually increased the set durations while other factors such as reps, exercises, rest periods, etc, have been manipulated.  Customizing these aspects to fit the needs and goals of the individual client is very important.

Benefits of Training vs. Just Exercising

Take two people of similar age, goals and body fat percentage, if one uses one of my customized routines and the other just "wings" it, my client will earn progress 2-3 times faster than the other person.  There is a huge difference between going to the gym to exercise which is just exerting yourself versus training for a result.

Interval Sprints for Rapid Fat Loss

Lucy also uses an interval sprint routine - join her for one of those sessions, but be careful as she has built a base over time and you may not be able to keep up!  Short interval sessions on off-weight training days are excellent for fat loss.   Most trainees are shocked when I assign a specific interval routine as they were always led to believe cardio is cardio - just do a certain number of minutes each week and you are set.  Nothing could be further from the truth as steady state cardio, when done in excess, actually stimulates fat storage.  Intervals on the other hand force the body to use more stored fat as fuel while naturally elevating fat burning hormones.


Contact Scott@infinityfitness.com for copies of the Body Fat Accumulation Prevention Special Report, Multi Set Muscle Growth Training routine,  Fat Cell Cleansing Special Report, and to discuss your goals 7 days per week.

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 2010

This 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.  

Email new questions for Scott Mendelson via: eathealthy@grasslandbeef.com

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US Wellness, Sweet & Spicy Wings

We smoked the chicken wings and thighs today and had a very hard
time controlling ourselves.  They are the best we have ever tasted!

To be honest, when I opened the package and saw how large the wings were, I expected them to be a bit tough.  But no!  They are great.


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Spicy Lemon Pesto Flat Iron Steaks

Lemon Pesto Flat IronIngredients:
Spicy Lemon Pesto:
  • 1/3 cup prepared basil pesto sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  1. Combine Spicy Lemon Pesto ingredients in small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Press garlic evenly onto beef steaks. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals, or on skillet over medium heat. Grill, covered, 10 to 14 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning once. Season with salt, as desired.
  3. Top steaks with pesto. Garnish with lemon peel, if desired.
Recipe and photo compliments of Beef - It's Whats For Dinner.
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picsNovember 1, 2010- Lewis County, MO
Fall Cattle
These cattle are ready to be moved into fresh pasture on a chilly November evening, right at sunset.
Fall Cattle at Sunset
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Do not forget to take advantage of the 40 pound $25 discount by ordering at least 40 pounds of any combination of products, excluding items that ship separate such as South Carolina Chicken, Flavorwave ovens, and olive oil.

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, gourmet rabbitbison, 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 a separate cold storage center, so they are not included in the 7 lb weight minimum. 

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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