Happy National Seafood Month! We are huge seafood fans here at US Wellness, not only are wild-caught fatty fish incredibly healthy, but very tasty! So we will be celebrating National Seafood Month all during October. Be sure and watch for our October Recipe page which will be featured on our homepage starting Monday for tasty seafood recipes and photos!
What makes seafood so healthy? Lots of things. There are many trend diets in the market today as well as many different eating habits: low carb, primal, sugar-free, low sodium, etc. and they all seem to agree that fish should be included in a person's diet. According to Johnny Bowden, in The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, "Fish in general is a high-protein, low-calorie food that provides a range of health benefits, but some fish are real superstars." These 'superstars' include wild-caught fish high in omega-3 fatty acids. US Wellness is very proud to be able to carry a diverse selection of wildcaught seafood products that are all 'superstars'!
Salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, but wild salmon and farmed salmon are two completely different animals. Wild caught salmon are full of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids because they are eating their natural diet, where farmed salmon are not. Not a fan of salmon? Try one of our best kept seafood secrets: Wild Caught Alaskan Sablefish. This white fish is rich in flavor and one 4 oz. portion contains a whopping 1.6 grams of omega-3 and 15 grams of protein!
The 'western diet' typically has an omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of 20:1, when it should be closer to 2:1. Why is it important to have a good omega 6:3 ratio? According to WebMD, "The benefits of omega-3s include reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke while helping to reduce symptoms of hypertension, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), joint pain and other rheumatoid problems, as well as certain skin ailments. Some research has even shown that omega-3s can boost the immune system and help protect us from an array of illnesses including Alzheimer's disease.
"How can you even out this ratio? Eat more omega-3 healthy foods such as grass-fed beef, cold-water fish such as salmon, mackeral and sardines, grass-fed lamb, cheese from grass-fed cows and walnuts.
One of our favorite wild-caught 'superstars' is on sale this week - the Pacific Blue Mussels. Harvested off the coast of Washington State, they were voted "Best Choice" for sustainability by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Our mussels have been partially cooked, making them easier to remove from the shells and ready for your favorite recipe!
If you will be in the New York City area, be sure and check out a delicious new restaurant: BRGR. They have two locations and are proudly serving grass-fed beef burgers made from US Wellness ground beef. US Wellness farmer John Wood was on hand last week for their Third Avenue opening and press release party and explained to guests the benefits of eating grass-fed. Be sure and friend BRGR on Facebook to stay up to date on all the latest happenings!
It's not too late to win prizes from Mark's Daily Apple's Primal Challenge! They have plenty of contests open and lots of cool primal prizes still available. Check out the full contest page for all of your chances to win!
Best October Regards,
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Eating Berries May Activate the Brain's Natural Housekeeper for Healthy Aging
Scientists have reported the first evidence that eating blueberries, strawberries, and acai berries may help the aging brain stay healthy in a crucial but previously unrecognized way. Their study, presented at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), concluded that berries, and possibly walnuts
, activate the brain's natural "housekeeper" mechanism, which cleans up and recycles toxic proteins linked to age-related memory loss and other mental decline.
Shibu Poulose, Ph.D., who presented the report, said previous research suggested that one factor involved in aging is a steady decline in the body's ability to protect itself against inflammation and oxidative damage. This leaves people vulnerable to degenerative brain diseases, heart disease, cancer, and other age-related disorders.
"The good news is that natural compounds called polyphenolics found in fruits, vegetables and nuts
have an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect that may protect against age-associated decline," said Poulose, who is with the U. S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging in Boston. Poulose did the research with James Joseph, Ph.D., who died June 1. Joseph, who headed the laboratory, pioneered research on the role of antioxidants in fruits and nuts
in preventing age-related cognitive decline.
Their past studies, for instance, showed that old laboratory rats fed for two months on diets containing 2 percent high-antioxidant strawberry, blueberry, or blackberry extract showed a reversal of age-related deficits in nerve function and behavior that involves learning and remembering.
In the new research, Poulose and Joseph focused on another reason why nerve function declines with aging. It involves a reduction in the brain's natural house-cleaning process. Cells called microglia are the housekeepers. In a process called autophagy, they remove and recycle biochemical debris that otherwise would interfere with brain function.
"But in aging, microglia fail to do their work, and debris builds up," Poulose explained. "In addition, the microglia become over-activated and actually begin to damage healthy cells in the brain. Our research suggests that the polyphenolics in berries have a rescuing effect. They seem to restore the normal housekeeping function. These findings are the first to show these effects of berries."
The findings emerged from research in which Joseph and Poulose have tried to detail factors involved in the aging brain's loss of normal housekeeping activity. Using cultures of mouse brain cells, they found that extracts of berries inhibited the action of a protein that shuts down the autophagy process.
Poulose said the study provides further evidence to eat foods rich in polyphenolics. Although berries and walnuts
are rich sources, many other fruits and vegetables contain these chemicals, especially those with deep red, orange, or blue colors. Those colors come from pigments termed anthocyanins that are good antioxidants. He emphasized the importance of consuming the whole fruit, which contains the full range of hundreds of healthful chemicals. Frozen berries, which are available year round, also are excellent sources of polyphenolics, he addedScienceDaily - Aug. 24, 2010
by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN
Osteoporosis - Smart Choices for Strong Bones
My mom has osteoporosis. So do about 52 million men and women over the age of 50. That's over half of the population over age 50 in the United States! Unfortunately, as our population continues to age, those numbers are also rising, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Clearly our current diet and lifestyle choices are not helping this growing disease.
Osteoporosis is a complex condition with many factors and is characterized by reduced bone mass, which leads to an increased susceptibility to fractures. Although most bone strength is genetically determined, many other factors (nutritional, environmental and lifestyle) also influence bone.
Approximately 80-90% of bone mineral content is made up of calcium and phosphorus. Other dietary components, such as protein, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, fluoride, vitamins D, A, C, and K are required for proper bone structure and function, and other non-nutrient dietary components (caffeine, alcohol, phytoestrogens) may also impact bone health. In addition, other lifestyle factors such as stress, exercise, and medications may also impact bone health.
The complexity of the interactions of nutrients and lifestyle is one of the reasons for controversial or inconsistent findings regarding the contribution of a single or a group of nutrients in bone health.
Although many people believe osteoporosis to be a part of normal aging, it is not. Bones can be strong throughout a person's lifetime with the right combination of nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes. Although there is a common misconception that bones are a static part of the body, the human skeleton is actually a living, growing, changing structure over the course of a lifetime...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.|
Will You Lose Your Right to Choose Your Food?
By: Al Sears, MD
Dear Health-Conscious Reader,
What if someone told you, "There is no absolute right to consume or feed children any particular food.
Or that you have "...no generalized right to bodily and physical health.
What would you say
? What would you do
I didn't get this out of a George Orwell science fiction novel. These are quotes from our government. This was the FDA's response when consumers and farmers from six different states filed a lawsuit to reverse the ban on selling raw milk between states.
Raw milk is milk that isn't pasteurized. It builds your immunity. It contains enzymes, vitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids, and amino acids that get destroyed through pasteurization.
Federal bureaucrats say you don't have the right to drink raw milk, and that they have the right to tell you what you can and cannot eat and drink. Plenty of people have joined the fight against it. But the government is fighting back and terrorizing families.
Imagine being one of the farmers: It's 5:00 a.m. You walk out your front door and federal agents blind you with flashlights. They slap a warrant into your hands. Men draw guns and root like pigs through your coolers and freezers. It wakes your family.
Your children cry out, "Is Daddy going to jail?"
All because you're selling milk
It's not a story. It happened recently to an Amish farmer in Pennsylvania, and it's happening to many small, independent farmers just like him.
I've studied history and cultures all over the world, and I believe what John Stuart Mills said back in the 1800s: "Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign."
Man has had the right to choose what he eats and drinks as far back as caveman times. It includes raw milk. And any other food you choose to eat or drink for your health and well-being.
Today, you ought to be able to buy food directly from a farmer. Or from the mega-corporations that pasteurize, process, and package the life out of food. My advice to you is to choose wisely and support small, local farmers. If you've been a subscriber for a while, you're already aware of the benefits. Independent farming practices are humane, and the quality of food is superior.
Below you'll find sources to find raw milk and other products from independent farmers:
- Raw milk builds your immunity so you don't come down with bugs. It contains important enzymes. Inflammation fighters. You get essential fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins and minerals, and probiotics, the good bacteria. Some states allow you to buy raw milk products. Others do not. Click here to find out where you can buy raw milk in your area.
- Grass-fed beef gives you more protein, omega-3's, vitamins, minerals, CoQ10, and less fat. You won't absorb the antibiotics or hormones you find in commercial beef. Check with local farmers in your area or visit www.uswellnessmeats.com.
- Pesticide-free, local organics contain higher amounts of antioxidants. They taste better and you can be sure of their quality. You're not exposed to hormone-disrupting, cancer-causing chemicals sprayed on commercial produce. You can find organic produce at your local market or through local growers or co-ops. You can find local co-ops in your area by clicking here.
To Your Good Health,Al Sears, MD
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.
1. "Brief in Support of United States' Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's Amended Complaint," Case 5:10-cv-04018-MWB Document 11-1 Filed 04/26/10 http://www.ftcldf.org/litigation/ey100426--ds%20mtd%20memo%20in%20support.pdf2. Ibid. 3. Unruh, B. "Feds invade farm for 5 a.m. inspection. Serve warrant on farmer up to milk cows." WorldNetDaily. 2010 Apr 22.4. Mill, JS. On Liberty. 1859. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1978.
|Shane Ellison, M.S.|
The #1 Reason Why Most Diets Fail
Restricting calories, incorrectly, is hazardous to your health.
Most diets fail because they revolve solely around caloric reduction. Any diet using this antiquated method is doomed. Users are sure to be left disappointed at best, lethargic and heavy at worst. Learning how to harness the power of a "calorie," rather than avoid it, can lead to fat loss as well as increased energy and the growth of lean sexy muscle, at any age.
If you can light a stove to boil water, you can understand what a calorie is and how it's measured. You can also understand why not all calories are equal in the human body. (This is why I get so frustrated when I hear physicians and health guru's insist that fat loss is simply a matter of calories in, calories out.) Give me eight minutes to explain - you may be skinnier just for reading this...
A calorie is a unit of measure that defines how much energy is generated from a given food when burned. Nutritionally speaking, the heat generated from food is quantified by its ability to heat one gram of water. In other words, does the "match of food" boil the gram of water or does it just cause it to get lukewarm?
If boiling ensues, the food is said to be high in calories (energy) and vice-versa. To measure this energy, a device known as a calorimeter is used.
So technically, a calorie is just an arbitrary number that describes how food burns in a calorimeter. That's the most important thing to understand. A food gets hot and releases varying amounts of heat.
The human body however, is not a calorimeter. It's a natural wonder of science, with trillions of cells, all working in unison to harness the energy required for perfect health, fitness, and physique. Unlike a calorimeter, the body doesn't treat calories equally. Therefore, you can't measure whether a food is good or bad, based simply on "how many calories it has."
When stuffed into our pie-hole, a calorie has inescapable effects on our hormones - the instruments that guide it toward its own unique perfection. See, that's the difference. Calorimeters don't have hormones (over stressed, in case drug reps are reading). When you consume a calorie, the body utilizes it for hormone production to activate basic functions like DNA replication, heartbeat, muscle growth, fat metabolism and detoxification, just to name a few. The wrong calorie will actually stifle this process...Read More...
_________________________________________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
_________________________________________Shane has graciously donated copies of his new e-book: Hidden Truth About Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
. As an award winning scientist, Shane can share the hidden truth about cholesterol lowering drugs in a way that any reader can understand. This eye opening read will teach you how to naturally lower your risk for heart disease, and expose many myths about popular cholesterol-lowering drugs. Visit the US Wellness blog to get your free copy now!
|Dr. Eric Serrano M.D., M.S., B.C.|
I saw Marc's question to you in a previous newsletter and I was pleased to see it as I have had the same concerns about buying the Innate Response formulas.
a) the herbs - I don't like to take herbs unless there is a specific need as I feel they are powerful things that affect people differently.
b) the iron issue - You did say in your answer that herbs could be a cause of his sleeplessness and talked about the Multi III but you did not respond to his question about iron at all. I'm sure that is an issue for many of us especially since so many health specialists/nutritionists warn against iron and most of us reading this newsletter are meat eaters so are presumably getting a decent amount of meat.
I would very much appreciate an explanation on why you believe it is ok to take a supplement with iron.
I enjoy reading your column in the newsletter.
Iron is not for everybody, but I have found in my office that most women don't eat red meat, which is the biggest source of iron in the body. I also see a lot of vegetarians and grainarians eating low fat (not red meat) and they do need iron. If you are eating organic red meat then you don't need it, and if your digestive system is working well and without medication, then don't use it.
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.
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|Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A|
Why Doing Too Much Work and Eating Too Little Increases Body Fat Levels
By: Scott Mendelson
We booked a great vacation for December on a sunny Caribbean beach, but we are both afraid we will be embarrassed by how we look on the beach if we do not get in gear now to lose some body fat and shape up! My husband and I are by no means fat, but we have some unsightly stuff in the trouble spots that make wearing a bathing suit generate big anxiety if you know what I mean. Last year we were short of our goals for a trip to Florida and I think our strategy was not so good. We were working out 6 days per week, 1.5-2 hours each session using weight training for one hour and then cardio for 30 min right after. Progress was not so good even when we kept cutting back the amounts of food. What went wrong?
Sometimes we are our own worst enemies! The first obvious problem is overtraining. 80% of the population does too little work and 20% does way too much in my estimation reviewing thousands of training journals each year.
An over trained status creates a hormonal disaster that will increase body fat levels and decrease lean muscle tissue. Females are more notorious for overtraining using a combination of excessive cardio with a low caloric intake while some men would prefer to live in the gym through sheer determination. Dr. Serrano conducted a great audio interview discussing several topics including how he helped two female fitness competitors earn a lower body fat level. You can listen to the audio interview here
. Work Harder and Smarter to Earn Better Results
Consistent execution of the right methods ensures the fastest possible rate of success. Get professional help to make sure your hard work pays off! Here is the good news: you both have a strong work ethic otherwise you would have quit a long time ago. The first thing I would aim to do with clients in your situation would be to channel more energy into the quality of work defined by intensity and cut back the volume. In a vast majority of cases like yours I can pack in more weight training work than you fit in 1 hour into 30 minutes by putting together the right sequence of super sets with short rest periods. Pairing the right exercises along with other elements cuts recovery time between sets through a neurological phenomenon. Packing more work into less time is vital for activating fat burning hormones while minimizing the catabolic hormones associated with body fat deposition and muscle wasting.
Weight Training for Fat Loss
The key is using short rest periods with the right sequence of exercises. There are many different individual factors to consider when designing a routine and the one below serves as a great example. Using four exercises in a group allows for certain muscles to rest while others are working at full capacity, which is vital so the intensity level can remain very high...
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Marinated Grilled Shrimp
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
- 2 lbs shrimp, peeled & deveined
- In a large bowl, stir together the garlic, olive oil, tomato sauce, and red wine vinegar. Season with basil, salt, and cayenne pepper.
- Add shrimp to the bowl, and stir until evenly coated. Cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour, stirring once or twice.
- Preheat grill for medium heat. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Discard marinade.
- Lightly oil grill grate. Cook shrimp on preheated grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque.
Recipe and photo compliments of AllRecipes.com.
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