Another month is flying by here in Northeast
Missouri. We are still hoping for more rain, but did get a small shower earlier in the week
that we are more than grateful for. We have been enjoying cooler nights that already have us
looking forward to fall weather!
It's a big week here at US Wellness - our best selling
75% Lean Ground Beef is
on sale! This is a real rarity so now is the time
to stock up!
We would like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth last weekend
Ancestral Health Symposium. We were so lucky and proud to be involved with
such an esteemed event, surrounded by some of the best and brightest in the health community.
This was only the 2nd Annual Symposium and it has sold out both years! If you missed out, we
highly suggest ordering tickets early next year - we are already looking forward to coming
back! We've posted some photos on
Facebook - be watching for more feedback to come!
One of the most devastating side effects of heart failure is one you may be surprised about:
depression. Depression affects your mood and motivation - two complications that can lead to
early death after heart failure. A
recent study suggests that
exercise can turn this trend around. They followed over 2,000 stable heart failure patients,
some on a aerobic exercise regimen and the rest on usual treatment - and the results are showing
that those on an exercise routine had less depression symptoms than those who were not. Read
details here - yet another
great reason to get in the exercise habit early!
Does the paleo diet work?
We asked this same question two weeks ago and received some great feedback and noticed that hundreds
of you went to the
Ancestral Weight Loss
Registry to voice your experiences and opinions on whether or not the paleo diet is worth the
hype. If you haven't checked it out yet, we highly recommend reading some of the very
interesting results from studies thus far, coming from consumers just like
Coming Up: the next
Grassfed Exchange will be held September 20-22 in Norfolk, NE. This is an
excellent opportunity to meet with some of the leaders in the grass-fed industry. This event
brings producers and consumers together to exchange ideas and work together to improve the grass-fed
industry. For more information visit their
website or follow them on
Facebook for the latest updates and seminar information.
As we look ahead to next month we are gearing up for our 12-Year- Anniversary! Time flies
when you're having fun, and we have certainly enjoyed being your source of high quality grass-fed
proteins over the years. We are continually trying to expand and improve our offerings and to
thank you for your continued support we will be giving away gifts and prizes all month! Stay
tuned to our newsletter,
Twitter for all the details!
Speaking of September, Labor Day will be
here before we know it - so if you are planning a special meal or annual barbecue, we highly suggest
ordering now! All orders must be in by next Wednesday, August 29 at 10:00 am CST to
ensure delivery before Labor Day. Our offices and FedEx will be shut down on
Monday, September 3 for the holiday.
John, Lee Ann, Tressa, Jennifer, Amanda and Laura on
behalf of the farm families of US Wellness Meats.
Toll Free: (877) 383-0051
Direct Line: (573) 767-9040
Fax: (573) 767-5475
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Dr. Al Sears, M.D.|
Your Anti-Stress Hormone
By: Al Sears, MD
Dear Health-Conscious Reader,
Today I feel strongly compelled to bring
something up with you.
Now before you say "I already know about that," give me a chance
to point out what most of my colleagues are getting wrong about this substance.
talking about DHEA. You've probably heard about this, right? It stands for
Most people will tell you that it's a precursor to testosterone.
And you take it to enhance libido in women and it enhances sexual performance in men. But I can tell
you from experience that it has very little effect for both of these.
But the point is
there's something else that it's much better at doing.
It's your body's built-in stress
I call it the "anti-stress hormone." Your body makes it when times are good -
when you are well-fed, secure and free of stressors. The more of it in your body, the less effect
stress will have on you.
When your DHEA is at the level it should be, you'll notice:
- Enhanced energy
- A boost in immune system function
- Reduced body
- Increased libido
- Sharper memory
- Halt in wrinkles and signs of physical
Your DHEA peaks when you're in your 20s and gradually declines with age. By the
time you're 65 years old, you'll only have about 10% of the DHEA that you had when you were 20.
Plus the modern world causes you to overuse your DHEA - draining your levels faster than
nature intended. Your ancestors had only brief periods of stress, lasting a few minutes at a
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.
Portable Back-to-School Breakfast (in 5 minutes!)
By: Kelley Herring
You've probably heard
that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That's true. And it's especially true for
kids. Their growing brains and bodies need a steady supply of energy and nutrients.
Unfortunately, many kids skip breakfast altogether. According to Healthy Children
Magazine, approximately 30 percent of adolescents go without a morning meal.
can have a big impact on academic performance. Study upon study shows that kids who eat breakfast do
better in school. They also have better concentration and more energy.
And that's not
all. In addition to robbing kids of the energy and brainpower they need to get through the day,
skipping breakfast also makes it more likely they will gain weight. A 2008 study in the journal
Pediatrics reported that adolescents who ate breakfast every day had a lower body mass index
than those who never or only occasionally ate breakfast.
Smart Fuel to Start the
Although eating before school is imperative, not all breakfasts are created
A quick bowl of cereal, a muffin on the
way out the door, or grab-and-go breakfast bar might stave off the hunger. But these "foods" do
nothing to nourish the body and mind. And they're full of sugar. When the rush wears off, a crash is
soon to follow.
Fast food breakfasts and microwaveable breakfast sandwiches are almost as
bad. These meals are made with "factory farmed" eggs and meats. They are highly processed and loaded
with hormones and antibiotics. They're also high in inflammatory fats (often trans fat) and contain
harmful preservatives like MSG.
MSG (monosodium glutamate) impacts hunger hormones and
encourages the storage of fat. But it can also have powerful negative effects on the brain.
MSG is an "excitotoxin." It can literally stimulate brain neurons to death. It also reduces levels
of dopamine - an important neurotransmitter associated with concentration. In fact, the Journal
of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences reported that increased levels of glutamate were
found in the brains of children suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
These "foods" might be fast and convenient, but none of them supply the protein, healthy
fats and nutrients that kids (and adults) need for "brain fuel" and energy...
Ed. Note: Kelley Herring is the Founder and Editor of
Healing Gourmet - the leading provider of organic, sustainable recipes and
meal plans for health and weight loss. Be sure to grab Healing Gourmet's free books - Eating
Clean & Saving Green: Your Guide to Organic Foods on a Budget (includes 100+ foods at the
best prices) and Eat Your Way Into Shape: Flip Your Body's Fat Blasting Switch and Melt 12
Pounds in 2 Weeks (includes a delicious 7 day meal plan!).
Claim your free copies
Honey: A Sweet Alternative for Treating Cough in
By: Jennifer Garcia
Honey is more effective than a placebo in controlling nighttime
cough in children with upper respiratory infections (URI), according to the results from a new
randomized placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. The results were published online August 6 in
The World Health Organization recommends honey as a nighttime
treatment for coughing in young children with URIs. However, prior studies either tested only a
single type of honey or were not blinded.
In the current study, children with URIs and nocturnal cough
were given either 1 of 3 different honey products or a placebo 30 minutes before bedtime, based on a
double-blind randomization plan. The primary outcome evaluated was a subjective change in cough
frequency, based on parent surveys. Secondary outcomes measured included a change in cough severity,
the effect of the cough on sleep for both the child and the parent, and the combined score on the
pre- and postintervention surveys.
Herman Avner Cohen, MD, from the Pediatric Ambulatory Community
Clinic, Petach Tikva, Israel, and colleagues compared symptom scores for each treatment group before
and after the intervention and found that patients in all 3 honey groups demonstrated significant
improvement compared with patients treated with placebo. There were no significant differences among
the different types of honey.
"The results of this study demonstrate that each of the 3
types of honey (eucalyptus, citrus, and labiatae) was more effective than the placebo for the
treatment of all of the outcomes related to nocturnal cough, child sleep, and parental sleep," the
The researchers enrolled 300 children with URIs, aged 1 to 5 years,
who were seen at 1 of 6 general pediatric community clinics between January 2009 and December 2009.
Patients were eligible if they had a nocturnal cough attributed to the URI. Children were excluded
if they had symptoms of asthma, pneumonia, laryngotracheobronchitis, sinusitis, and/or allergic
Patients who used any cough or cold medication or honey in the previous 24
hours were also excluded.
Parents were asked to evaluate the children the day of
presentation, when no medication had been given, and then again the day after a single dose of 10 g
of eucalyptus honey, citrus honey, labiatae honey, or placebo (silan date extract) had been
administered before bedtime. Pre- and postintervention subjective assessments were obtained using a
5-item Likert-scale questionnaire regarding the child's cough and sleep difficulty. Only those
children whose parents rated severity as at least a 3 (on a 7-point scale) for at least 2 of the 3
questions related to nocturnal cough and sleep quality on the preintervention questionnaire were
Of the 300 patients enrolled, 270 (89.7%) completed the single-night
study. The median age of these children was 29 months (range, 12 - 71 months). There was no
significant age difference among the treatment groups. Symptom severity was also similar among all 4
Adverse events were reported for 5 patients and included
stomachache, nausea, and vomiting and were not significantly different between the groups.
The authors acknowledge the limitations of the study, including the
subjective nature of the survey and the fact that the intervention period was limited to a single
dose. In addition, they note that some of the improvement measured may be attributed to the natural
progression of URIs, which may improve with supportive care and time.
"On the basis of our findings, honey can be offered as an
alternate treatment to children >1 year of age," note Dr. Cohen and colleagues.
"Honey may be a preferable treatment of cough and sleep difficulties
associated with childhood URI," they conclude.
Funding for this study was provided by a research
grant from the Israel Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Materna Infant Nutrition Research Institute,
and the Honey Board of Israel. The authors have disclosed no relevant financial
Pediatrics. Published online August 6, 2012. Reprinted from
Medscape Today News August 6, 2012.
|Athlete Corner - Scott
Burn 10-15 Lbs of Abdominal Fat in 30 Days!
am lean pretty much everywhere except for my mid-section and this stubborn fat just will not go away
no matter what I seem to do. I want to go to the pool and beach here in California and show
off a six-pack! What do I need to do?
inbox has been overflowing since weather improvements hit in March. I wish I had a penny for every
person who emailed me telling me there were lean all over except for one trouble spot. A
consistent execution of the right tactics can lower midsection body fat very quickly, but this is
not the type of program you can design out on your own. You can make a great deal of
progress quickly by making the right program adjustments. In your case, it is not a matter of
dropping a tremendous amount of body fat; rather we need to optimize some hormonal and metabolic
factors to burn off stubborn fat. In order to fix this problem, we need to attack the
Introducing the KISS Rapid Fat Loss Plan
might recognize the term KISS (keep it simple stupid!) which is what I have to tell myself at times
when building a nutrition program concept to be advanced, yet simple to execute. During
elaborate testing with clients the average rate of fat loss is 10-15 lbs in the first 30 days and
10-15 lbs of fat in the 45-60 days following. Most fat loss plans produce little results after
the first month for several reasons related to stalling out metabolism. KISS is designed
specifically to build metabolic and hormonal momentum leading to sustained fat loss by sending the
body the proper signals to optimize fat burning!
Load Up on Organic Protein Sources
KISS plan calls for plenty of organic protein sources, strategic carbohydrate loading, and ample
good dietary fats to turn your body into a rapid fat burning machine. This program was
designed not only to burn body fat quickly, but to attack stubborn fat deposits for men and women by
effectively addressing the leading causes of these problem areas. Email
Scott@infinityfitness.com for a copy of the program so you can get going
Shut Off Fat Storage Receptors
have a high density of fat storage receptors while women have more problems with fat storage in the
lower body. These fat storage receptors must be shut off so the body can burn more
stored fat as fuel. Read more about shutting off fat storage receptors
here. Many trainees sabotage themselves by
over-training and making big mistakes with diet which leads to activating fat storage receptors and
ultimately making matters worse. Those with high stress levels will have the most stubborn
trouble spot fat deposits as their hormonal make-up can also trigger fat
Email Scott@infinityfitness.com to discuss your goals and for copies of the KISS Rapid
Fat Loss Plan, Great Abs and Rapid Fat Burning Tools Special Reports, as well as the 10 Minute Fat
Loss Interval Workout. Check out our
for great tips, exercise video clips, success strategies and more.
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I just want to write real fast and thank you for our fast order.
Product received fast and still very chilled. Froze immediately. We will definitely be
using U.S Wellness again in the near future.
As CrossFitters we understand the value of
grass-fed meats and it's farms like ya'lls that make it easy for us to get high quality meats.
So thank you and keep up the great hard work!
- 12 button mushrooms, wiped of any dirt and stems
- 1/2 lb
- 1 egg white
- 1/4-1/2 cup
pizza sauce or no sugar added marinara sauce
- Turn on your
grill so it's hot. Make sense.
- Wipe down your mushrooms and remove stems. Then place them stem side up on a
- Throw your Italian sausage in a bowl along with your egg white. Use your hands to combine it
- Then make tablespoon size balls of the meat mixture and plop them into the cap of the
- Place on top rack of grill and cook for about 8-10 minutes or until sausage is cooked
each mushroom and sausage cap with either hot or cold pizza/marinara sauce!
- Stick a toothpick in it
and EAT IT. Careful, these things get wicked hot.
Recipe and photo compliments of Juli at
PaleOMG. For more paleo-inspired, CrossFit-friendly recipes
and photos be sure to visit her
website! If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your
recipes published simply email them to
Cattle - Southern Alabama|
US Wellness cattle escaping the Midwest heat and
enjoying grazing and cool shade on Coastal Alabama lush grass.
- All orders must weigh at least 7 pounds in
order to ship, to ensure everything stays frozen during transit.
- $75 minimum purchase requirement, since we have
built the cost of shipping into the price of each product.
- You will never be charged extra for shipping.
- There is
a $7.50 handling fee upon checkout.
- The South Carolina Chicken Bundles, Olive Oil and cookbooks 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.
- Receive a $25 discount for every 40 pounds 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 pound interval will yield the discount - for example,
order 80 pounds and we'll take $50 off!
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