U.S. Wellness Meats Newsletter

Ribeye Steak Sale!
Fountain of Youth Found,
Obesity Gene Switch, New Candles

October 17, 2010   Monticello, Missouri

Dear John, USWM Logo

Happy National Pork Month!  It's been a busy October here at US Wellness, we've been celebrating National Seafood Month and National Pork Month! 

What makes our pork different?  For starters, it is Certified Compassionate, which means pigs have had humane handling and harvesting.  They must have access to outdoors and are never confined on slat floors.  Larger pigs are outside mostly year round, while the younger piglets stay in on colder days.  Our pigs are fed a strictly vegetarian diet and hormones and growth promotants are not allowed. 

In honor of National Pork Month, we are sharing a recipe by one of our feature chefs, Katie Goodman from goodlifeeats.  See our recipe section below for Grilled Cumin-Lime Pork Tenderloin.  Then visit her blog to learn how to turn the tenderloin into tasty Pork & Pineapple Quesadillas

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and our hearts go out to families that have and are currently suffering from this devastating disease.  Huge strides have been made in cancer research over the last several years, and hopefully that will continue.  Studies have shown that diets rich in naturally occurring CLA will help prevent cancer.  Grass-fed meat and dairy products are some of the best sources of cancer-fighting CLA

According to livestrong.com,
"In one laboratory study published in the "Journal of the American College of Nutrition" CLA inhibited the growth of human malignant melanoma, breast and colorectal cancer cells. The researchers pointed out that the fatty acid was more effective than beta-carotene."

Thanksgiving Turkeys are in!  We have received many requests for Thanksgiving turkeys already, and we are happy to announce that we have large turkeys available now.  We will be harvesting more turkeys around the first of November, so if you are looking for a smaller turkey be sure to check back then.  We will update the store as soon as they are available.
New Tallow Candles
Did you get a chance to vote on our next Tallow Candle scents in our blog survey taken this summer?  Even if you didn't vote, you can still try our new candles.  The winning scents were Coconut Lime and Lavender Vanilla, and we have tried both here in the office and love them both!  Our tallow candles now come in glass mason jars and are ready to fill your home with invigorating aromas!

Miss the BRGR opening in New York City last month?  Interested to hear about this innovative new restaurant that is serving US Wellness grass-fed burgers?  Visit our YouTube Channel for the exciting video, and for the latest US Wellness travels and farm tours!

Best October Regards,

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

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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 5 red letters (in sequence) are in the extended section of Catherine Ebeling's article and will spell out a string that can be used in the 'promo code' area when you are placing your order.

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BreakingNewsReady for a 'Total Transformation'?

MountainTopChaletOur good friend Kat James is hosting her next Total Transformation Mountain Chalet Program October 29-November 3.  Kat has undergone a personal transformation herself, she overcame a 12-year eating disorder as well as several autoimmune diseases to lose 10 dress sizes.  Her award-winning book The Truth About Beauty has helped readers transform their lives and learn how to eat and live healthy.

If you are ready to change your life and transform your body, then this is the retreat you need.  You will live in the lap of luxury at a secluded mountainside chalet, with a small group like yourself, who are also looking to transform their health.  You will enjoy nutrient-dense, healthy food, and Kat will teach you how easy it can be to continue eating this way after you leave the program.  You will get the best personal care and the highest quality nutritional products to sample during the week, not to mention a complete makeover and photo shoot. 

At the end of the five days, expect to have more energy, no food cravings, calmer sleep and a better mood.  Want more information?  Visit the Total Transformation website for all the details.

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by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN
Catherine Ebeling
Omega 3's Fats-
The Fountain of Youth?

Omega 3 fatty acids are in the news every other day with new benefits for your body and your health. Some of omega 3's stellar health benefits include: fighting inflammation, protecting the immune system, preventing cardiovascular disease, keeping the skin smooth and supple, improving mental health, helping in weight loss, preventing cancer, as well as new research on omega 3's and diabetic health, just to name just a few.

The promising health benefits just keep coming in, but the biggest news of all is the latest scientific discovery about omega 3's. Omega 3 fats may actually be the real fountain of youth, according to the latest research on biological aging. Omega 3 fatty acids preserve the genetic 'fuse' that determines the lifespan of cells, say scientists. These 'fuses' or telomeres are a key factor in aging.

What exactly is a telomere?

We know chromosomes are made up of long strands of DNA. At the end of each chromosome is something called a telomere, which acts like a book-end. Telomeres protect the chromosomes and prevent them from fusing into rings or binding with other DNA. The telomeres are made from copied strands of of DNA and prevent the ends of chromosomes from becoming damaged and also keep the DNA contained.

During cell division, the DNA unwraps and the information in the DNA is copied. When a cell divides and copies DNA, the strands of DNA get snipped to enable the copying process. The places that are snipped are the telomeres. Since they do not contain important genetic information, the DNA is then protected. The telomeres get shorter each time a cell divides, similar to a pencil eraser that gets shorter each time it's used.

When the telomere becomes too short, essential parts of DNA become damaged in the replication process. Cells actually stop replicating when telomeres become too short. In humans, it has been observed that a cell replicates on average about 50 times before the telomeres become too short. This limit is called the Hayflick limit (after the scientist who discovered it).

The latest research shows that omega 3 fatty acids have a significant impact on biological aging by slowing down the rate at which protective caps on the ends of chromosomes shorten...



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searsDr. Al Sears, M.D.
Dr. Al Sears
Turn Off Your Obesity Gene

By: Al Sears, MD

Dear Health-Conscious Reader,

Have you resigned yourself to gaining weight because it "runs in the family?"
Bad genetics don't have to catch up with you. You can change your genes simply by making a few adjustments to your diet.(1)

When you eat certain foods, nutrients release hormones that switch your genes on and off. The nutrients in low-glycemic foods turn off genes that lead to weight gain and diseases that may follow.  We found this out when we studied the response to the glycemic index (GI) in people who have metabolic syndrome.

The glycemic index measures how fast your food breaks down to sugar in your bloodstream. Metabolic syndrome is a medical term for overweight people whose cholesterol, triglycerides and blood sugar levels are high. It puts them at risk for diabetes, heart attack and stroke.

In the study, one group ate foods with a low GI rating of 40-60. The other group ate foods with a high GI rating of about 80-100.  In just 12 weeks, the high GI diet increased the activity of 62 genes that lead to disease. These genes activate your stress response. It puts your body in a constant "fight or flight" mode. This lowers your immunity and causes damage to your cells.

The low GI diet decreased the activity of 71 disease-causing genes, including hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL).(2)
High HSL is what causes fat to settle around your middle.(3)  But when scientists studied animals bred to have little HSL, they found the animals became resistant to obesity, whether it was hereditary or from diet.(4)

I suggest you eat a wide variety of low GI foods. Follow the example handed down by our primal ancestors. Choose foods you could have gotten either by hunting or gathering:

- Eat fresh, low-glycemic foods. Look for grass-fed beef, fish, beans, plenty of above-ground and green, leafy vegetables, onions and garlic, berries, nuts, seeds and fresh fruits.

- Avoid high-glycemic foods. These include white potatoes, most grains such as rice, corn, and wheat, cereals, cereal bars and low-fiber or sweetened foods.

- Shun pre-packaged items and fast food. These products contain high-glycemic ingredients and artificial chemicals. Avoid sweetened foods and diet foods. Foods like these turn on the genes responsible for weight gain and disease.(5)

Finally, if you have a family history of disease, you may want to supplement with additional nutrients:

- Pick up a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement that contains high levels of B vitamins such as B12 and folate. These two vitamins directly contribute to DNA health. I recommend at least 100 mcg per day of vitamin B12 and 800 mcg of folate.
- MSM is a great detoxifier known to keep your DNA healthy. You can take 900 mg up to 3 times a day.
- SAMe is a nutrient you won't find in food, but you can buy supplements at your local vitamin shop. This is one of the best-known for DNA protection. Take 200-1,600 mg daily.

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. D Ornish, MJ Magbanua, G Weidner, et al, "Changes in prostate gene expression in men undergoing anintensive nutrition and lifestyle intervention," Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 2008;105 8369-8374

2. Kallio P, Kolehmainen M, Laaksonen DE, et al, "Dietary carbohydrate modification induces alterations in gene expression in abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue in persons with the metabolic syndrome: the FUNGENUT Study," Am J Clin Nutr 2007; 85:1417-27
3. Carlsson, E. et al, "The hormone-sensitive lipase C-60G promoter polymorphism is associated with increased waist circumference in normal-weight subjects, hormone-sensitive lipase and obesity," International Journal of Obesity 2006, Sept;30: 1442-1448
4. Sekiya M, Osuga JL, Okazaki H, et al, "Absence of hormone-sensitive lipase inhibits obesity and adipogenesis in Lep ob/ob mice," J Biol Chem 2004;279:15084-90
5. Salsberg SL, Ludwig DS., "Putting your genes on a diet: the molecular effects of carbohydrate." Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 May; 85(5):1169-70
6. Paolo Raggi, et al, "Coronary Artery Calcium to Predict All-Cause Mortality in Elderly Men and Women." J Am Coll Cardiol 2008 52: 17-23

sadiquaShane Ellison, M.S.

Shane Ellison
Getting Off the Chemical Grid:  Top Poisons that Threaten Your Family

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

It's twice as deadly as cobra venom.  Once inhaled, victims begin to choke and gasp for air.  Lungs fill with fluid; sweat flows profusely.  Gasping for air, blood pressure plummets and the last bits of air are siphoned from victims as their vision begins to go black. The CIA poison known as "ricin" has taken effect.  Fortunately, since the end of the Cold War exposure to the incognito toxicant is rare.  But the same cannot be said for the onslaught of environmental poisons that are corrupting everyday products. 

A toxic framework has risen from modern day society, and millions are being plugged into a chemical grid that's altering their lives forever.  For the few that are privy to it, it's escapable - barely.

If it tastes sweet spit it out, it might be a compound known as DEG (diethyl glycol) - a deadly ingredient commonly found in cough syrup and toothpaste. So deadly, it single handedly gave rise to the FDA in 1938. But stopping it from infiltrating our stores has proven difficult.  The New York Times recently showed that "Over the years, the poison has been loaded into all varieties of medicine."

DEG tastes like maple syrup.  Eating it is a non-event.  But over time, kidney failure ensues.  In large doses, breathing becomes exceedingly difficult and paralysis sets in. 

It's used more commonly than you'd care to imagine because it's a cheap replacement to glycerin, which alters viscosity among consumer products.  If used, it's listed in the ingredient list. Look for as: 3-Oxa-1,5-pentanediol, Bis(2-hydroxyethyl)ether, 2,2'-Oxydiethanol, Diglycol, Dihydroxydiethyl ether; 2,2'-Dihydroxyethyl ether, Ethylene diglycol, 2,2'-Oxybisethanol, 2-(2-Hydroxyethoxy) ethanol.

Believe it or not, "vitamins" can be poisonous too.  No matter how much fanatical fervor is used to shove 'em down your throat, some pose a real threat to longevity.  You can slather on sun block - or any other of the 700 skin care products in the USA - loaded with "vitamin A" to learn this the hard way.  Or heed the warning from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), which highlighted a 21% faster rate of cancer growth among animals exposed to the highly touted "vitamin."


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

Can a person get too much iron from grass-fed red meat? I've read that menopausal women have to be careful about getting too much iron.
Thank you!

Dear Terry,

The only way I would tell somebody to stop eating red meat would be if the person is allergic to red meat which is very rare.  Or, if the person had a condition called hemochromatosis, which is when iron levels are so high that it is dangerous to the person, and still I would only limit the red meat not tell them to stop it.

Terry the answer to your question is a big NO

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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Burning 25 lbs of Fat or More in 90 Days

By: Scott Mendelson

I have 3 months to lose as much body fat as I can to prepare for a holiday trip to sunny Florida.  I know I am asking for a lot here, but I need to lose 15-25 lbs before I can regain my ideal figure for a bathing suit.  My wife also needs to lose a similar amount of body fat or more, and if I do not take the lead she will not be consistent with training and nutrition.  What do you suggest to accomplish these goals?



Yes, your goals are aggressive, but with the right plan they are certainly attainable if you take action now.  One advantage is the set goal due date to keep you both of you focused.   Positive pressure as I like to call it, also exists to support consistency of quality execution.  You do not want to look anything less than your best for the trip and there will be pictures taken that will last a lifetime.  Based on feedback I have collected over the years, being embarrassed by the way you look in vacation is a real downer.  Take a picture now of yourselves and post it on the bathroom mirror along with your best body photos from a year ago so you can compare daily.  This will serve as a firm reminder as to what is at stake!  

A general goal of losing fat with no deadline or specific target is a dream - not a goal!  A lack of focus can result in low motivation levels and poor consistency.  I get this type of request very often and I have put effective tactics into place many times for professional athletes getting ready for training camps, entertainers preparing for appearances and many everyday people who are highly motivated to get ready for an event, like you. 

Quality Over Quantity

Surprisingly, there is not a massive amount of training time needed to maximize progress, but the correct organization and tactics are crucial.  A premium is placed on execution - a high intensity workout is worth more than twice as much as an average effort.  I measure intensity and overall productivity in many ways which can include performing more work than the prior training session in the form of reps, loading, diminished time to complete the same workout as before, sprint distance, etc.  If progress is not on target, program elements must change...



Contact Scott@infinityfitness.com for copies of the Fat Cell Cleansing Special Report, Macronutrient Cycling Fat Loss Nutrition Plan, 10-Minute Fat Burning Interval Routine 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.  

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I am so excited, I moved to San Francisco and got really interested in pastured animals and Weston Price - type diet, but had to move back to Florida and feared living without my kind-to-animals, kind-to-earth, and gets-me-totally-high-on-EFA's food!  I was thrilled to find your website via a search I did on making ghee, going to thenourishinggourmet.com, and then seeing her reference to the giveaway y'all did some time ago, and then wandering onto your site.  Thank you soooo much for providing such a great service!  I am so excited about trying your truly pastured chickens and having actually healthy liverwurst, etc.  And I can't wait to try your pemmican.  And your butter!

I also wanted to say - THANK YOU for having a website that remembers me over time; some websites if you don't finish your order and complete payment info within 1/2 hour it kicks you off and you have to re-do your whole order (very frustrating for indecisive people like myself).  I had time to freak out (for 2 days, actually) about paying $80 for meat, go to Whole Foods and realize the sausages, butter, etc., are totally price competitive with yours, and come back home and finish my order in a relaxed way.  My only regret is that I bought normal organic butter and made a ton of ghee that I'll have to finish up before I get the good stuff again.  I even entered half my info, got to the credit card page, balked, and when I came back it remembered my address and all without me having to re-enter it.  That is really nice for a consumer.

Again, thank you, and thank you to your wonderful farmers and all the animals, and your considerate website builders....



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Grilled Cumin-Lime Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Cumin-Lime Pork TenderloinIngredients:
  • 2 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2-2 lbs pork tenderloin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 of a yellow onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 of an Anaheim pepper, diced
  1. Combine all ingredients except the pork into a food processor to make the marinade. Give 3-4 quick pulses.
  2. Place the pork in a gallon sized zip top bag. Pour the marinade over the pork, seal the bag and marinade for 24-48 hours in the refrigerator.
  3. Too cook: preheat the grill to high heat. Add the pork and turn the heat down to medium-high. Sear on each side for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Insert a meat thermometer into the very center of the pork to test the temperature. The pork is safe to remove from the grill when the temperature reaches 145 degrees F.
  5. If the pork has not yet reached 145 degrees F, then lower the temperature of the grill to medium-low and place the pork on the upper rack. Cook until the temperature reaches 145 degrees, testing every couple of minutes.

Recipe and photo compliments of Featured Chef Katie Goodman.

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These dairy cows are seen enjoying September sunshine and lush Minnesota pastures.  Photos are courtesy of PastureLand Dairy, the suppliers of our Organic Butter and Raw, Organic Cheddar Cheese
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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 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. 

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