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June 10, 2012
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
Angus Grazing
We hope everyone's summer is off to a great start!  We're still enjoying plenty of sunshine here in Northeast Missouri, but are hoping for a little rain this week. 

We are very excited to introduce our newest feature chef: Robin Shea from Southern Fried Fitness.  She has put together some amazing surf 'n' turf recipes perfect for summer entertaining.  Check out her interview for some down south cooking tips, and be sure to visit the recipe page for all the details.  We're featuring her Orange Roasted Halibut recipe in our recipe section below!

We have many paleo fans in our readership, and always get questions from customers looking for certain products or recommendations.  One question we get quite often when converting to paleo is: what's for breakfast?  It is the most important meal of the day and sadly many people skip it, or start their day with cereal, donuts, or energy bars, and then wonder why they're hungry two hours later?  In our personal research, we've found that protein is the best way to start our day.  Protein boosts metabolism and keeps you full well throughout the morning.  These breakfast items are staples in our kitchens: 
  • Sugar-Free Pork Bacon: Bacon, enough said.  Easy to make and delicious.  This one is even Whole30 approved.  
  • Pork Breakfast Sausage: Excellent on its own and makes a killer gravy.  Nitrate, MSG and sugar-free!
  • Beef Breakfast Sausage Sliders:  A new favorite here at US Wellness.  Slider-sized sausages make a quick breakfast protein source.   
  • Sandwich Steaks: Thin slices of tender sirloin are a great way to start the day and take only minutes to cook.    
  • Free Range Eggs: Dark yellow yolks are the secret to amazing eggs!   

Here's your chance to win this week - head over to Family Friendly Frugality to get signed up for the latest US Wellness giveaway.  While you're there be sure to check out their awesome coupons, giveways, and free samples.  This is a great website for real families looking to save money on great products and we are excited to be working with them!  


We are in the process of upgrading our website, as many of you may have noticed.  For the next two weeks, our website will briefly be down on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, for no more than a couple hours at a time as we complete the scheduled maintenance. We appreciate your patience as we work to improve our store and your shopping experience.   


If you are wanting to stock up for summer grilling, our best selling New York Strip Steaks are on sale this week only!  This is a very tasty way to get your fill of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and cancer-fighting CLA.   


Happy Grilling,

John, Lee Ann, Tressa, Jennifer, Amanda and Laura on behalf of the farm families of US Wellness Meats.

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Eat Healthy - Your Kids Are Watching

If lower-income mothers want kids with healthy diets, it's best to adopt healthy eating habits themselves and encourage their children to eat good foods rather than use force, rewards or punishments, says a Michigan State University study.
The study, which appears in a recent issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, is one of a few that focuses on the eating habits of low-income families. The results demonstrate that the mothers who led by example and persuaded, rather than ordered, their kids to eat their vegetables had kids with healthier diets, said Sharon Hoerr, MSU professor of food science and human nutrition.
"Mothers should stop forcing or restricting their kids' eating," she said. "They'd be better off providing a healthy food environment, adopting balanced eating habits themselves and covertly controlling their children's diet quality by not bringing less healthy foods into the house."
Overtly restricting certain foods from a child when others are eating them at mealtimes can lead to unhealthy eating, she added. 
Additional parental tips include maintaining regular meal and snack times, offering smaller portions of healthy foods and allowing the children to decide how much they will eat. And what about kids who'd rather play with their food or consume only junk food? 
"With picky eaters, it's best to coax and encourage them to eat rather than yell at them," Hoerr said. "Other ways to get them interested in having a balanced diet is to take them to the grocery store or garden, and help them select new foods to taste as well as allow them to help cook at home." 
In continuing this research, Hoerr hopes to develop home-based and interactive educational materials for parents who want to encourage healthful eating. 
Additional MSU researchers contributing to this study include Megumi Murashima, doctoral student, and Stan Kaplowitz, sociologist. Part of Hoerr's research is funded by MSU's AgBioResearch.
Michigan State University. "Eat healthy -- your kids are watching." ScienceDaily, 30 May 2012. Web. 31 May 2012.

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Dr. Al Sears
The Biggest Epidemic We've Ever Known 


By: Al Sears, MD

Dear Health-Conscious Reader,

In 1976, a doctor at a small research institute in Menlo Park, California, a tree-lined town outside of San Francisco, did something no one had ever done before.

He took 100 untreatable, terminally ill cancer patients... and he fed them.

He fed them 10 grams of a simple, plentiful nutrient each day.

And they lived.

Not for a few days. Not for a few months...

They averaged living on for nearly a year with no other treatment. Some were still alive almost four years after being diagnosed as terminal.

The doctor compared his 100 with 1,000 other terminally ill patients. They averaged living for only 38 days.

You've probably heard the doctor's name. He was Linus Pauling, and he is still the only man ever to win two unshared Nobel Prizes. And as you probably guessed, the nutrient that kept those people alive was vitamin C.

Most people think of vitamin C in terms of head colds and eating oranges. But vitamin C has an integral relationship with cancer prevention. It can even cause sudden cancer remission. And it all started with Dr. Pauling's instrumental study...

In fact, Pauling and his colleague, Dr. Ewan Cameron, published their results in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.1

But vitamin C is not a drug, and Dr. Pauling did no surgery. All he did was feed people vitamin C both orally and intravenously. So scientists and doctors didn't believe a word of it.

Pauling and Cameron repeated their study a year and a half later. They used many of the same original hundred people, since they were still alive. But they chose a new set of 1,000 control patients...

Continue Reading... 

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.



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Kelley Herring


  A Little Known Cause of Childhood Obesity


By: Kelley Herring



Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. More than one third of children are now overweight or obese.

This crisis has caused a range of health problems. High blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, joint problems and sleep apnea used to be seen only in adulthood. Today, these conditions are affecting children. Not to mention low self-esteem, depression and other psychological effects associated with obesity.

And while it is established that fast foods, processed foods and sugar-laden drinks are key contributors to the childhood obesity epidemic, there could be another factor at play...


As part of a recent study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, researchers evaluated data from 28,354 Danish children. The data included information about antibiotic use during infancy. When the researchers followed up with the children at age seven, they discovered the children who were administered antibiotics during the first six months of life had a significantly greater risk of being overweight (compared to those who were not exposed to antibiotics).
Bacteria Balance and the Battle of the Bulge

Unfortunately, antibiotics are over-prescribed by doctors. They are requested by parents. And they are generally believed to be "safe". But the long term effects of antibiotics tell a different story.
In addition to killing bad bacteria, antibiotics also kill off the good bacteria in the human gut. This is really bad news. Your gastrointestinal system is home to trillions of beneficial microbes. They carry out hundreds of essential functions in your body.

These "good bugs" are collectively called microflora. And not only do they help train your immune system, they also synthesize vitamins, disarm carcinogens and help to regulate your hormones.

These little bugs can affect your weight too. In fact, researchers have discovered that specific types of gut bacteria can encourage your body to store fat... or use it as fuel...


Continue Reading...    



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 here...  


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Question and Answer Column


Hello Dr. Kim,   


I am directing this question to you because of your stated interest in hyperlipidemia. I have Dercum's Disease which previously was characterized by extremely painful lipomas over my entire body and concentrated in certain areas. However after a series of major abdominal surgeries for pelvic floor dysfunction, the last one in Dec 2009 where my entire large bowel was removed my weight is skyrocketing. I do almost everything right....meat and cheese only from grassfed animals,no processed or snack foods other than Wellness Meats meat products and cheese, drink only water or coconut water and coffee, etc etc. Unfortunately I cannot eat any raw fruit or vegetables so I do eat rice and soba noodles. You get the point.   


The only doctor currently known to treat Dercum's is on the "meat is evil" anti-inflammatory bandwagon so not much help to me since I find that concept ridiculous. I do however try to keep to an anti-inflammatory diet which includes replacing sugar with Xylitol in my coffee.  


Do you know anything at all about this disease and is there any hope for me not to become morbidly obese like they say is surly going to happen once this diseases progresses to my stage? The most maddening thing about this disease is that limiting calories seems to make it worse! And with no large bowel I am forced to eat several times a day or my small bowel shuts down. I'm thinking I'm probably just screwed...but any advice would be appreciated.  





Dear Lorraine,

How are you doing? I hope all is well. First off, let me tell you that you have options. This is a tough question and we need to be careful how we address this. Maybe you have these done already but if you don't, you need to get these done. You need to check your TSH, Free T3, T4, IGF-1, and DHEA levels. You also need to make sure you are on good levels of vitamin D and B12 supplementation. You can get this through a good multivitamin.  You need to make sure you are truly absorbing these vitamins. You also need to take some fat soluble vitamins as well, these are Vitamins D,E,A,K. The water soluble ones are important too.

Secondly, do not consume any alcohol. This is including sugar alcohols. These alcohols assist in your weight gain. Watch out for those.  I would also recommend not eating any noodles, rice products, and dairy. This is important for this disease.  Lastly, you will need to incorporate aerobic workouts into your lifestyle. This will help you with the weight loss. The aerobic workouts need to be greater than any sort of weight lifting you are doing.

In addition to these suggestions, it is good to add a free form amino acid supplement to your diet in the form of MR and Muscle Synthesis which you can find at If you are in need of assistance with your workout I am sure can assist you with putting together a plan. Also if you are not already, please get on a strong and healthy Fatty Acid supplement. You can also get these at Infinity Fitness. I hope this helps and please do not hesitate to get a hold of me. It would be great to hear and learn about your success and see what other adjustments we can make to your lifestyle. 

Good Luck,

-- Michael Kim, D.O.



This is a friendly reminder to email health and wellness questions on any topic to for the question and answer series. Our question and answer series now also features Dr. Serrano's business partner, Dr. Mike Kim, MD.   Dr. Kim is currently finishing his training in Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Nutrition at the University of Colorado, Denver.  He is consistently eats and lives a healthy lifestyle because of his family connection with DM2, HTN, Hyperlipidemia. He has served on many missions trips to foreign countries such as Tanzania, Cambodia, Brazil, etc.

He currently has been studying under the tutelage of Dr. Serrano, a world renowned nutrition specialist.  Dr. Kim is always seeking the latest and newest ways to help people with weight loss, athletic performance and healthy eating. He has a deep connection with MMA fighters, NFL athletes, and other professional athletes. He is at the forefront of breaking science with Muscle Pharm Sports Science and Research Center. His goal is to make living healthier for everyone, one meal at a time.

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Burn 10-15 Lbs of Belly Fat Fast & Keep Progress Going Long Term!  


By: Scott Mendelson




I am lean pretty much everywhere except for my mid section and this stubborn fat just will not go away no matter what I 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?    







My email box 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 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 cause!  


Introducing the KISS Rapid Fat Loss Plan  


You 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  


The 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 for a copy of the program so you can get going   


Shut Off Fat Storage Receptors    


All men 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. 

Continue Reading... 




Email to discuss your goals and for copies of the KISS Rapid Fat Loss Plan, Great Abs, Rapid Fat Burning Tools Special Reports, and the 10-Minute Fat Loss Interval Workout.  Check out our new blog for great tips, exercise video clips, success strategies and more.


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Dear John and Laura,

Meat arrived, ate a ribeye with my staff in Texas -- and all said it was the best they'd ever tasted.

Kathryn F.

Alvin, TX

Recipe Corner

Fancy Floridian - Orange Roasted Halibut with Roasted Tomatoes and Thyme  


Roasted Halibut     



  • 2 Tablespoons good olive oil   
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice plus the zest  
  • 4 scallions, chopped  
  • 2 garlic cloves minced  
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes or small heirloom varieties  
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme  
  • 1 1/2 lb. Halibut fillets - 4  
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper  
  • Orange zest and fresh thyme sprigs for garnish  


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  
  2. In a medium bowl stir together the olive oil, orange juice, scallions and garlic.  
  3. Dip each fillet in this mixture to coat and place on the baking sheet.  
  4. Toss the tomatoes with the remaining mixture and add to the pan around the halibut.  
  5. Sprinkle the entire pan with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.  
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the tomatoes begin to burst and the fish is cooked through.  
  7. Garnish with additional thyme sprigs and orange zest.


Healthy Changes & Substitutions:

  • By roasting this fish we are keeping the fat to a minimum instead of adding lots of fat by pan or deep-frying.
  • We are using a small amount of heart healthy olive oil and orange juice to flavor our fish and keep it moist instead of additional oil. 
  • Roasted tomatoes are a great way to bring out a more intense flavor so you never miss the fat of many fish dishes you order at restaurants. 
  • BE AWARE! Many times when you order grilled fish at a restaurant with the intention of making a healthy choice, you can be sabotaged by the excessive amounts of butter and oil most restaurants use to prepare their fish.  
Cooking Tips:
  • Any protein continues the cooking process even after it is removed from the heat source so be sure to remove your dish a couple of minutes early from the fire, oven or pan to prevent over cooking. This is especially true with fish.
  • Don't marinate fish for more than a few minutes before you will be cooking it, fish can actually "cook" in acidic ingredients like citrus, if left too long it will become mushy.
  • Always give fish the sniff test when you purchase it, fish should smell like the sea, not ammonia or fishy. Try to buy what is fresh and regional.
Nutritional Facts:
  • Halibut is a great source of high quality lean protein.
  • Halibut contains Omega-3 fatty acids that provide cardiovascular benefits and improves the ratio of HDL/good cholesterol in your body.
  • Halibut is a good source of magnesium, which the body needs to absorb calcium. It is also a good source of B12, B6 and folic acid.




Recipe and photo compliments of our feature chef: Robin Shea of Southern Fried Fitness.  Check out more of her surf 'n' turf summer recipes here.  If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email them to


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