Another month has flown by here at US Wellness Meats. We are in the heat of summer and we are enjoying the sunshine and summer rains as much as our cattle are!
Are you all stocked up for the long weekend? Don't let your Fourth of July fizzle, make sure you have your sizzle! We have all the sizzle your grill needs- steaks
, all beef franks
...just make sure you have order in by Wednesday, June 29 at 10:00 AM CST. All orders placed after this deadline will ship the following Tuesday, July 5.
We have all of the necessary barbecue accessories for the Fourth of July festivities from charcoal
to BBQ sauce
in stock and ready for the grill. Our Orange Tree Lump Charcoal
has a low ash content and burns long and hot adding great flavor to anything on the menu. Top it off with US Wellness exclusive All Natural BBQ Sauce
- free of high fructose corn syrup, msg, and preservatives.
Need another reason to buy grass-fed meats
? We stumbled on this timely article
this week, advising that animals finished on grasses had much higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids. But more importantly, when consumers switched from grain-fed to grass-fed beef, their omega-3 levels rose also. Not only are our beef products grass-fed, but they are 100% grass-fed and finished - they are never fed any starch laden grains in their lifetime, ensuring superb levels of omega-3 fatty acids and cancer-fighting CLA.
Olive oil reduces stroke risk? Based on a recent study
reported on WebMD
, seniors with increased use of olive oil suffered fewer strokes than those with lower olive oil consumption. Olive oil
is a staple of the healthy Mediterranean Diet, and one of our favorite oils to cook with. One explanation that might help explain the lower risk is that if people are choosing olive oil
which is high in monounsaturated fats, over oils full of saturated or trans-fats, it would help by eliminating the risks associated with diets high in saturated or trans-fats.
Have you been hearing all the hype on the paleo diet and still not really sure what it is or where it came from? The Paleolithic Infograph
explains it all. For more great Paleo info be sure and subscribe to the brand new Paleo Magazine
and then follow them on Facebook
where they have a very dedicated and growing following.
The paleo diet was recently ranked dead last in a survey by US News and World Report
. They were not impressed with the Paleo Diet, however many readers were. The report asks readers: did this diet work for you? Not surprisingly, over 3000 people have already voted yes to the paleo diet, more than any other diet listed! This article
in Food Safety News
gives an excellent follow-up to the report, and talks about the growing popularity of the paleo diet and how well it is working for so many different people. We are huge fans ourselves and suggest you check out those articles for more information. For more important reasons to eat a high-protein, low-carb diet, see our Breaking News
Restocked This Week:
15% Discount Code Available!
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.
This 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.
Low-Carbohydrate, High-Protein Diets May Reduce Both Tumor Growth Rates and Cancer Risk
Eating a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet may reduce the risk of cancer and slow the growth of tumors already present, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
The study was conducted in mice, but the scientists involved agree that the strong biological findings are definitive enough that an effect in humans can be considered.
"This shows that something as simple as a change in diet can have an impact on cancer risk," said lead researcher Gerald Krystal, Ph.D., a distinguished scientist at the British Columbia Cancer Research Centre.
Cancer Research editor-in-chief George Prendergast, Ph.D., CEO of the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, agreed. "Many cancer patients are interested in making changes in areas that they can control, and this study definitely lends credence to the idea that a change in diet can be beneficial," said Prendergast, who was not involved with the study.
Krystal and his colleagues implanted various strains of mice with human tumor cells or with mouse tumor cells and assigned them to one of two diets. The first diet, a typical Western diet, contained about 55 percent carbohydrate, 23 percent protein and 22 percent fat. The second, which is somewhat like a South Beach diet but higher in protein, contained 15 percent carbohydrate, 58 percent protein and 26 percent fat. They found that the tumor cells grew consistently slower on the second diet.
As well, mice genetically predisposed to breast cancer were put on these two diets and almost half of them on the Western diet developed breast cancer within their first year of life while none on the low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet did. Interestingly, only one on the Western diet reached a normal life span (approximately 2 years), with 70 percent of them dying from cancer while only 30 percent of those on the low-carbohydrate diet developed cancer and more than half these mice reached or exceeded their normal life span.
Krystal and colleagues also tested the effect of an mTOR inhibitor, which inhibits cell growth, and a COX-2 inhibitor, which reduces inflammation, on tumor development, and found these agents had an additive effect in the mice fed the low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet.
When asked to speculate on the biological mechanism, Krystal said that tumor cells, unlike normal cells, need significantly more glucose to grow and thrive. Restricting carbohydrate intake can significantly limit blood glucose and insulin, a hormone that has been shown in many independent studies to promote tumor growth in both humans and mice.
Furthermore, a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet has the potential to both boost the ability of the immune system to kill cancer cells and prevent obesity, which leads to chronic inflammation and cancer.
Are We Poisoning Ourselves with Sugar?
By: Catherine Ebeling, RN, BSN
Evidence is piling up that sugar, not saturated fats, is the main culprit behind the skyrocketing obesity rates, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, and even cancer. Yet, we still get the message that sugar is 'ok' in moderation, and to avoid saturated fats.
What is wrong with this picture?
In a recent article published in the New York Times by Gary Taubes, author of "Why We Get Fat," he discusses the issue of sugar and health. If you would like to check out the full article, click here.
A few brave scientists and medical professionals are actually starting to speak out on sugar and the damage and destruction it has caused. Brave, because a few years ago, anyone who mentioned sugar as opposed to saturated fat as the cause behind heart disease was disregarded as an extremist.
It can be argued that sugar and fructose are the culprits behind obesity, diabetes, and most of the other modern diseases of society, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and many cancers. Sugar may not only be an unhealthy indulgence, but in fact, highly toxic to the human body.
Can sugar possibly be THAT bad?
Let me just say that in 25 years of my own research on diet, nutrition, and disease, I have come to that same conclusion.
In addition, during my recent studies in disease physiology at a major medical institution, it went without question that sugar, or glucose, as it becomes in the body, is a very damaging substance-especially to the blood vessels and circulatory system. Blood sugar also affects insulin, which is released to cause the body to store fat.
What I don't understand is why fundamental things that are taught as biological science are not consistent with what we are told in the mainstream media and by the medical profession. There seems to be a huge disconnect here. I just don't get it.
It is startlingly clear to me that sugar is damaging to individuals other than diabetics. But is it deadly?
Let's take a look at some of the evidence...
Dr. Al Sears, M.D.|
Will We Still Have Babies?
By: Al Sears, MD
Dear Health-Conscious Reader,
I was just reading the journal Human Reproduction
. A Danish study found that if a woman who's pregnant with a son takes just one 500 mg acetaminophen pill during her second trimester he's twice as likely to have fertility problems.
It gets worse. If she takes more than one type of painkiller, the risk goes up 1,600 percent.(1)
The reason is that painkillers, considered "mild" and "safe" by most doctors, suppress testosterone. And not just a little. They drive it down more than the 10 most "gender-bending" chemicals called estrogen mimics that women are exposed to normally - like BPA and plastic-hardening phthalates - combined.
Estrogen mimics trick your body into thinking they're the hormone estrogen. Once they get inside you, they disrupt your entire endocrine system, the network of glands that release your hormones.
Today's world is also interfering with male fertility. A new study finds that using your laptop computer where it was designed to be used - in your lap - can lower your sperm count.
Researchers took the temperature in the testes of men working on their laptops. In just 10-15 minutes, the temperature down there rose to levels high enough to damage sperm production.(2)
Here's another example: polyethelene glycol. They put it into most shampoos. It's an estrogen mimic.
It's also what they use to make brake fluid.
How about sodium lauryl sulfate? That's what makes the shampoo foam up. When it's created industrially, it can get contaminated with a byproduct, 1,4 dioxane.
That's the main ingredient in Agent Orange...Read More...
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. Jeffrey A. Morrison, MD
We are excited to introduce Dr. Jeffrey Morrison, MD to our newsletter staff. Dr. Morrison is the author of Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind, and also runs a successful integrative practice office in downtown New York City, where they are dedicated to treating the whole person - promoting health and wellness while treating infection and disease.
Is it Still Safe to Eat Chicken?
I was reading a very interesting article written in the June 8th 2011 edition of the New York Times, which reported that since the 1940s, non-organic chickens have been fed an arsenic containing drug, called 3-Nitro or roxarsone. The purpose of this drug is to kill intestinal parasites, promote growth and make the chicken meat look pinker. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just released a study that found trace amounts of the poisonous carcinogen Arsenic in chickens fed this additive.
The FDA claims that the amount of arsenic found in the chickens fed this drug was too low to cause harm in humans. But despite that reassurance, they have asked the drug manufacturer, Pfizer, to suspend further sales.
Arsenic comes in two forms. Organic arsenic, which is the type found in 3-Nitro and is generally considered harmless. And, Inorganic arsenic, which is the type found in pesticides. This type is toxic to humans, and was found in chickens fed the drug.
Poisoning from arsenic can occur when a person gets a large, acute exposure to the toxin. For example, if a person is using arsenic containing pesticide and accidently exposes themselves to a large amount, they can develop abdominal pain, headaches and irregular heartbeat, as well as liver and kidney damage and even death. A blood test for Arsenic is necessary to diagnose acute toxicity.
The best way to avoid acute exposure to arsenic is to avoid its use. Ideally we should use more natural pest control measures: like the beneficial insect, ladybugs, to control aphids, or less toxic pesticides like chrysanthemum. We could also use organic farming practices that yield healthier, drug and pest resistant crops.
Small amounts of Inorganic arsenic in chicken fed 3-Nitro, consumed over long periods of time, may accumulate in our body, causing symptoms of chronic exposure and accumulation. The symptoms of chronic arsenic accumulation include: fatigue, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, loss of appetite, garlic breath, and dark pigmented patches on the palms and soles of the feet and even cancer. A blood test for arsenic as well as a provoked heavy metal test from a doctor trained in heavy metal detoxification, like those trained by ACAM can help diagnose this.
My concern as a family practice doctor that focuses on environmental medicine is that we have been consuming large quantities of non-organic chicken fed the arsenic containing 3-Nitro for years or even decades. Over time we may be developing health conditions related to the low-level long-term exposure and accumulation of arsenic. For many, chicken is a meat source that can be consumed daily. It is versatile and easy to cook, it tastes great with many different types of vegetables and spices, and it's inexpensive.
It is time to become serious about the type of food that we are feeding our families and ourselves. Remember, we are what we eat and while it may seem economical to spend a few less dollars on the non-organic option, we may be inadvertently putting ourselves and our families at risk for costly and even deadly health conditions in the future. The reality is that by making better choices in the grocery store, farmers market or from our favorite online organic farm, we are making an invaluable investment in our health.
Farms that do not use the 3-Nitro generally describe their chicken as Organic or Free Range. Always look for that description when purchasing your chicken in the future to avoid Arsenic exposure. And, if you have been eating non-organic chicken for years and are concerned about the possibility of arsenic accumulation, seek out help for diagnosis.
It's a huge victory that the FDA has taken a proactive role in protecting the health of Americans by suspending the use of the drug, 3-Nitro. It is also a wake up call for many of us who assumed that the food we buy at the grocery store was always safe. As I tell my patients, eat organic and locally grown foods when possible. Get to know the farmer that raises the meat, fruit and vegetables that you purchase. And always read labels, because if you can't pronounce the name of ingredients, find something else to eat.
Jeffrey A. Morrison graduated with a BA degree from the University of Rochester in 1988 and Medical Degree from Jefferson Medical School in 1992. He is board certified in Family Practice and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist. He has lived and worked in New York City since 2001 and opened The Morrison Center in 2004. Most recently his book, "Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind" was published by Hudson Street Press in April 2011. For more information about Dr Morrison, please visit his web site, www.TheMorrisonCenter.com.
Dr. Eric Serrano MD, MS, BC|
Hello Dr. Serrano,
My son has Crohn's. He is currently doing well by eating a very healthy diet including beef from US Wellness. I have it directly shipped to his university's cafeteria. I have read conflicting reports on whether or not a person with this disease should eat beef. Is beef difficult to digest with a compromised digestive system? I would appreciate any insights you have.
First, I want to let you know how proud I am of your dedication. Crohn's disease is one that can be controlled with diet and no drugs. I am going to give you some guidelines for the management of the disease, although you are doing a wonderful job so far. No studies have ever shown that red meat is bad or good for Crohn's in the medical literature. However, the literature concentrates primarily on drugs and surgery. I have lots of both types of cases - earlier in the diagnosis, or later stage, more advanced Crohn's.
The most important thing to do first with Crohn's is to find out if your child may have any food allergies or sensitivities. Allergies to particular foods, or immune reactions such as celiac disease contribute to the inflammation which is the hallmark of Crohn's. The foods to investigate are as follows, in order of most allergenic to least allergenic: dairy, wheat, eggs, peanuts, soy. As you can see there is no mention of meat on this list.
To help with digestion, especially of proteins, supplement his diet with digestive enzymes, probiotics and fermented foods, such as yogurt (low sugar types). Encourage plenty of fluids, but again avoid the sugary, corn syrup laden fruit drinks. Good quality organic, grass-fed natural meats are vitally important in your son's diet. Besides the high quality, lower fat protein he will be consuming, grass-fed beef is high in Omega 3's and Conjugated Linoleic Acid, both of which are extremely helpful in lowering the body's inflammatory response. Watch fruits. Some fruits can cause reactions or flare-ups due to the high sugar content of the fruit. Pay attention for signs and symptoms of that. Food allergies can be checked with a blood test, but the best method is the two week elimination diet.
Overall it sounds as if you are on the right track with your son's diet and nutrition. Avoiding junky, starchy sugary foods, and sugary drinks will help to reduce the inflammation and prevent flare-ups. Increase his intake of high quality meats, such as US Wellness Grass-Fed Beef with CLA and Omega 3's and your son should be able to enjoy optimal health.
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.
|Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A|
Interval Sprints and Eating Strategies to Burn 15 Lbs of Body Fat Fast!
By: Scott Mendelson
Time to burn some fat to get ready for July 4 and the rest of the summer since I do not want to fall short again this year! Can I lose 15 lbs of fat in a month or two? You have mentioned interval sprints many times in your column for rapid fat loss so I tried sprinting outside and after 5 sprints I was toast! What are my other options besides running? I eat very clean, but need help with nutrition as well since I am just winging it every day with food choices.
San Diego, CA
Yes, interval sprints with a variety of venues are the ticket to rapid rates of body fat loss. Steady state cardio is the choice of many since it requires very little effort, but those who take these walks to nowhere are wasting their time in a majority of cases or actually increasing the rate of body fat storage. Eating "clean" is not enough to get to a low level of body fat. There must be a strategy in place to force the body into using more stored fat as fuel. There is no shortage of people who make good choices, but very few make use of a strategy to fit their needs and goals- as a result they fall short of goals 100% of the time. Yes, we can employ strategies to help you burn off 15 or more pounds of body fat in a 30 to 60 day period if all of the cards are played correctly.
Below is a sample interval session done on a recumbent bike which I find is a great way to start with an interval program. Running outside is a great option since no equipment is needed and the activity demands a great deal of energy, however some people are not in good enough shape to run initially or they have some injury issues. A recumbent bike offers the ability to increase tension over time which is great for increasing fat burning hormones. The good news is that these sessions can be done in 15 to 30 minutes a couple times per week to cover all of your interval needs. Consult your doctor before trying an interval sprint routine of any kind.
Pedal Like Crazy for Rapid Fat Burning!
- 5 minute warm up at low tension level
- Sprint by pedaling as fast as you can for 10 seconds. Immediately pedal at a jog pace for 30 seconds and repeat this sequence for 10 to 15 minutes.
- 5 minute cool down with medium tension setting.
Looks are Deceiving
I know what you are thinking- this workout is way too short to produce the results I am looking for. Looks are deceiving and think again! The sprint portion should be done at 90 to 95% effort for a healthy individual and they will be very difficult. Using a half hearted approach will not cut it here...
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I love your honey and cherry free pemmican
, no sugar, high fat and high protein! I eat it for breakfast with sauteed spinach and ground nutmeg (try it, it's great) 3-4 times a week, that or just spoon it up.
I recently plowed my way through my most recent pail
, and am super psyched to order more. Thank you for your time and delicious beef!
With warm regards,
Long Beach, CA
Grilled Sirloin with Herbed Goat Cheese
- Rinse steaks under cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Allow steaks to come to room temperature.
- Preheat the grill to high heat.
- In a non stick frying pan, heat tallow on medium heat.
- Sautee mushrooms and onion, seasoning with salt and pepper, until onions are translucent, and mushrooms have softened.
- Grill steaks 6 minutes a side.
- Place cheese on steaks after the initial flip to allow melting during the remaining time.
- Top with sauteed mushrooms and onions, and serve.
Yield: 2 servings
Recipe and photo compliments of our friends at the Food Lovers' Primal Palate.
Lewis County, Missouri - June 21, 2011 |
Close-up grazing shots from US Wellness pastures.
|Purchasing Rules & Discounts|
U.S. Wellness requires a $75 minimum purchase and a 7 lb total order minimum.
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 minimum.
The shopping cart will keep track and remind you if your order is under the 7 lb limit.
On your next order, receive a $25 discount for every 40 lbs you order. This offer excludes items that ship separate such as the South Carolina Chicken and Olive Oil.
This is our way of saying thank-you for purchasing in bulk! This can be any combination of products totaling 40 pounds and does not have to be specific to any category. Each 40 lb interval will yield the discount. For example, 80 lbs of product will yield a $50 discount and a 120 lb purchase will yield a $75 discount.
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