Sweet summer! We are basking in hot sunshine and green grass here in Northeast Missouri. We are
finally getting a break from heavy spring rains and are enjoying the hot sun and long summer days.
Why are so many vegetarians returning to meat? For a variety of reasons, it seems. There has
been more talk lately on the number of former vegetarians who are back to eating meat and a study by CBS News
found that 75% of vegetarians eventually revert back to eating
even reported on the same study, finding that
ex-vegetarians outnumber current vegetarians three to one. Why? Health reasons, social reasons,
meat cravings, and to avoid the hassle of meatless meal choices. Either way, we are glad to see they
have returned! When many ex-vegetarians venture back to meat, they are more concerned about how the
animals were raised and it seems to help ease the transition by visiting with the farmer and knowing exactly
what farm the animal came from. We receive calls weekly from customers who used to be vegetarians and
are experimenting with meat products again and we are happy to make suggestions to make that transition
One of the most important reasons to include meat in your diet is for your
health. Grass-fed beef is an excellent source of Vitamins A, E and B12, not to mention plenty of
anti-inflammatory omega-3's and cancer-fighting CLA. We never feed any antibiotics or hormones, so you
are getting the cleanest steak possible.
If you are looking for the freshest cuts of
beef, now is the time to try one of our
packages. We custom cut every fresh package, and one of the best things about summer
grilling is throwing fresh (never frozen!)
on the grill over
all-natural lump charcoal
- the cleanest tasting barbecue we've
Speaking of barbecuing, US Wellness and Executive Chef Keith Armstrong were recently
featured live on the
Fox & Friends Morning Show
downtown New York City on the 4th of July. We had a great time grilling hand-made
for the whole studio crew and any lucky
onlookers there for the show!
Is the food pyramid a "recipe for obesity"? Neuroscientist
David Diamond, a career scientist at the Tampa VA Hospital, recently gave a
on the truth behind cholesterol, blood pressure, and the
low-carb, high-fat diet based on his own health journey. He was 50 years old and obese, with
skyrocketing triglycerides and dangerously high cholesterol when he was able to turn his health around
through nutrition instead of medication. His lecture is spell-binding, and also lengthy, if you don't
have time to watch be sure and read the
, which offers precious insights into the standard American diet,
the dangers of sugar, and the truth about what is causing the current health epidemics in America.
Looking for a new dinner centerpiece? The National Pork Producers new slogan "Be Inspired"
inspired us to update some of our most popular pork offerings. Our
is now available without maple syrup or turbinado
sugar on board, and has been selling like crazy! Since that recipe has been so popular, we took the
same ingredients and added a
new, nitrate-free ham
to our menu - also without any white
Don't forget to
look for the special promo code for a one-time-only 15% discount off your next purchase. The 6 letter
code word can be found in Catherine's article and will be spelled in order. Code will be active Sunday
through Tuesday this week.
code only applies on orders weighing under 40 pounds and excludes all sale items, volume discounts, and gift
certificates. Your order receipt will not show a credit, the code simply changes prices of individual
products on your receipt page. Compare receipt to retail store prices to see the discount.
Pre-Pregnancy Diet Affects the Health of Future
Offspring, Mouse Study Suggests
Poor maternal diet before conception
can result in offspring with reduced birth weights and increased risk of developing type II diabetes and
This work, which is being presented at the Society for Experimental Biology Annual
Conference in Glasgow, used an animal model to illustrate the importance of maternal diet even before
During the study mice that were fed a low protein diet for ten weeks before
conception (but had a normal diet during pregnancy) gave birth to offspring that had lower birth weights,
showed catch-up growth after weaning and increased insulin sensitivity.
These effects combined can
lead to problems later in life. MSc researcher, Ms Anete Dudele, from the University of Aarhus, explains:
"Low birth weight and catch-up growth is associated with enhanced insulin-sensitivity in young adults, this
then deteriorates into insulin resistance and type II diabetes with increased age. There is also evidence
that male offspring are more likely to develop obesity."
Humans and mice respond in the same way
to poor diet during pregnancy; their offspring show low birth weights and increased risk of obesity, type II
diabetes and cardiovascular disease. "If humans respond in the same way as mice to pre-conception diet as
well then women should not only consider what they eat during pregnancy but also before pregnancy if they
want to reduce the risk of their future children acquiring lifestyle diseases," says Ms. Dudele.
Cardiovascular disease is often associated with obesity and type II diabetes and future research by the
team will determine whether offspring born to mothers who had poor pre-conception diets are predisposed to
these types of problems as well.
The Long Lost Family Dinner
By: Catherine Ebeling,
When I was growing up we had a
sacred family time every day. I generally was not allowed to be gone during this time; I had to show up on
time, be clean and bring my manners. This was our family dinner, where we all came together, and it was a
mostly daily occurrence.
We said 'Grace' together, we were served our dinners, and we waited
until everyone was served before we started eating. It was here I learned my table manners: no elbows on the
table, napkin goes on the lap, bread is broken in half before buttering, we asked to have things passed to
us, we asked for seconds, and we never left the table until everyone was finished and we asked to be excused.
We all talked, we took turns, we had polite, and the not-so-polite conversations. Sometimes there
were arguments, sometimes we got lectures, sometimes there were scoldings, forgiveness, or wisdom passed on.
There was a lot of love. Sometimes hilarity ensued and we laughed our day's stresses away. Sometimes there
were tears. Sometimes there was little talk, but we were all together, sharing a meal.
all, I weathered those times well, and I realize now how incredibly important it was to keep the family
together and functioning as a unit, instead of becoming our isolated selves, living together, but coming and
going in our own little worlds, as we pleased.
Today, I have three teenagers. When they aren't
away at college, they often seem to be working during dinner time, and catching them when they come in from
spending their evenings with friends means staying up late at night to snatch a brief conversation before
they head to bed. When we do get to have a family dinner (usually minus one or two kids due to work or school
or other activities), it's often a struggle to get everyone to tear themselves away from their electronic
worlds and take part in the present, living world.
I miss the family dinners we had when the kids
were little. Too often now, it's sports practices, after school activities, work or friends that steal this
precious time away from our family togetherness.
The family dinner ideal runs very strong and
deep within our culture and its importance goes way beyond simply providing daily nutrients...
Dr. Al Sears, M.D.|
Keep Doing What You Love
By: Al Sears, MD
Did you know that people who look younger than their actual ages also
live a longer and healthier life than those who look older than their years?
In a long-term study
involving 913 pairs of twins, Danish researchers discovered that the twins who looked younger than their true
age had better health and longer survival rates than their older-looking siblings. And the larger the
difference in perceived age, the more likely it was that the older-looking twin died first.
did the researchers find was the reason for this difference?
The people who looked younger had
In a nutshell, the shorter your telomeres (the caps at the ends of your
chromosomes that keep the strands of your DNA from fraying), the faster you age. Cells with shorter telomeres
begin to slow down and act old. Eventually, the damage makes you age more quickly. So you look older, feel
older, and are more vulnerable to age-related disease and death.
Keep your telomeres from getting
shorter and you can actually be healthier as you get older. You'll get a younger immune system, make your
cells act younger and be able to keep doing what you love - even things you've never done before - no matter
your biological age.
Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to maintain your telomere length.
One way is to activate telomerase. Telomerase is an enzyme found in all of your cells that tells your
telomeres to rebuild themselves. Once activated, telomerase can actually make your cells - and your body -
You may have seen the
news about the recent study at the University of California-Davis. Researchers looked at people who were at a
wellness retreat and found that after three months, people doing meditation training had 33 percent higher
telomerase activity in their white blood cells than those who weren't meditating.2
The problem is they were meditating for six
hours a day. Do you know anyone who has that kind of time? I don't...
But you can boost your
telomerase activity without spending six hours sitting still...
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.
Dr. Eric Serrano MD, MS, BC|
Hello Dr. Serrano,
I'm on a modified Paleo Diet and don't want to become a type 2 diabetic. How do I avoid it
without eating low fat and fat free foods?
I don't write papers
or articles usually because the science and real life are sometime different. I read the articles that
you sent me and I appreciate them but I don't believe them.
Neither article addressed where the
fats came from: are they organic or loaded with toxins and the most important one, are the fats consumed IN
If we start looking at articles like this then I can predict you will not eat fat, eat
low fat and you will get diabetes.
In my practice I don't use one type of diet because I don't
believe in diets but nutrition, and nutrition is dependent on:
Suzanne I will have to look at all of the above details to let you
know if you are at risk for diabetes, but I will assure you that fat is not the culprit you think it is.
- Stress - including chemicals, physical, emotionally, socially
- Type of exercise
- Prior diets
Your brain is 80% fat, your cell walls are almost all fats, your joints, and your hormones, and if
fat was that bad why will God put them in all of those essential body parts?
The questions are you
eating a balanced protein, fat and carbohydrate diet, and most important what are the sources of these three
macronutrients and again are they in balance between them and your lifestyle?
My family goes
through five pounds of butter a week, and let me tell you they are healthy as they come.
was competing and didn't know better I used to eat low fat, high-carb diets and my cholesterol was 338 with a
good cholesterol of only 23 and after I wised up, and changed my nutrition to the right nutrition my
cholesterol dropped to 178 and my good cholesterol went up to 47, and I was eating a lot of fat and not too
Good luck in your decision,
This is a friendly
reminder to email health and wellness questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for the Dr. Serrano question and answer series.
Answers will appear in future issues of the weekly newsletter under your first name only. Dr. Serrano
has been so kind to offer his expertise to any question involving health and wellness.
Dr. Serrano has advanced degrees in nutrition, kinesiology and wellness
and has a wealth of knowledge from both his farm background, 15 years of clinical experience, and as 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.
- Scott Mendelson Q&A|
How to lose 20 lbs of Fat or More in 60
By: Scott Mendelson
I have two months to lose as much body fat as humanly
possible before a Labor Day business/social event and I am absolutely desperate to look great! After
looking at pictures from a few years ago with my body weight actually written on the back of the photo I have
determined I need to lose 20 lbs of fat and keep my muscle. What would you do for a highly motivated
client to maximize fat loss if this goals was their number one priority?
Yes, a dramatic body transformation is possible between now
and early September if the correct plan is executed. One advantage is the tight time line and firm goal
date to keep the client focused. A general goal of losing fat with no deadline or specific target is a
dream- not a goal! A lack of focus and positive pressures 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 every day 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!
Multiple High Impact Exercise Sessions Per
It is no secret that exercise increases metabolic rate, but
many do not realize that short interval sprint sessions of 15-20 minutes can result in more benefits than 30
minutes or more of steady state exercise. Performing two short interval sprint sessions on specified
days provides two significant metabolic activations per day which in my experience is far better than one
longer session in regards to fat burning. Metabolism is elevated for several hours following
A morning and early evening session ensures that the
metabolism is on fire all day! These sessions can be accomplished with no equipment in many cases,
allowing the client to save time on commuting to a gym making two-day sessions possible without interfering
with work and other obligations. Where there is a will, there is a way especially if you want to lose
20 lbs of flab fast!
Sprints can be done running, on stationary bikes, performing
functional tasks, swimming and more. A variety of venues is great to avoid staleness and making sure
the body is burning as much fast as possible. Over time the venue and sprint timing must become more
challenging to keep results going at the fastest possible pace...
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I just wanted to let you know how happy I've been with the products I ordered. The
is wonderful and so is the
However, the ground
we had for dinner last night were to
die for! Our grill was on the brink, so I simply pan grilled them and they tasted like nothing I've
ever had before! I felt comfortable leaving them a little pink, unlike other beef I've purchased.
They were wonderful!
Thank you so much for your products. I'm anxious to try
everything and detoxify our bodies!
Liberty Township, OH
- 3 lbs
· 2 tbsp Coconut Aminos
· 2 tbsp
· 1 tsp Onion
· 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
· 1/2 tsp Garlic
· Lots of Pepper
· Juice of 1 Lemon
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
drumsticks in a pan; pour ingredients over drumsticks, covering
- Bake at 375° for 45-55 minutes.
This quick and easy
summer recipe (only ten minutes prep time!) is compliments of our friends at the
Lewis County, Missouri - June 29, 2011 |
US Wellness cattle enjoying colorful new summer
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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 South Carolina Chicken
Bundles, and Olive Oil ship from separate locations, so they are not included in the 7 lb weight
The shopping cart will keep track and remind you if your order is under the 7 lb
On your next order, receive a $25 discount for every 40 lbs you order.
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This is our way of saying thank-you for purchasing in
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category. Each 40 lb interval will yield the discount. For example, 80 lbs of product will yield
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