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Happy New Year!

January 5, 2014
 Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
Happy New Year!  
As we ring in 2014 we want to thank you for your continued readership, patronage and support over the last 13 years.  We have big goals in place for 2014 and if you have any changes or suggestions now is the time to let us know.  We always appreciate your feedback! 

2013 was a very busy year here at US Wellness Meats.  We topped 25,000 fans on Facebook, and are quickly on our way to 30,000 - thank you to all of our fans!  Our staple items, the 75% Lean Ground Beef and the 85% Lean Ground Beef continue to top our Best Seller list.  After removing the sugar from our pork bacon, the Sugar-Free Pork Bacon is coming in a close third.  We are very proud of the new items we added this year - Pork Rinds, French Ribeyes, Wild Maine Lobster and Pekin Duck, as all have proven very popular.  We are continuing to work on packaging and supply issues - look for more availability in our chicken and pork departments in 2014.

We love hearing from happy pet owners, like Lynda in our Customer Comments section below.  If your pet's diet is lacking healthy fat, it could be hurting his health.  Our Pet Burger is one of our best selling products and has proven very popular among both dogs and cats.  Some of our new pet products such as Beef Tripe, Ground Chicken Backs (on sale this week!), and Duck Necks are quickly becoming favorites of some of our beloved pets here at US Wellness! 

What's your pet's favorite food?  We'd love to know!  We'll be featuring pet pictures and stories in our Customer Comments throughout the year if you want to share.  

If you are looking for easy winter dinner ideas, look no further than the Pre-Cooked Pot Roast.  This is a favorite of US Wellness staffers - the tender grass-fed beef roast comes packaged with gravy and five healthy herbs, all you have to do is leave in the crockpot for a few hours on low heat - and dinner is served.  They are on sale this week only, and will quickly become a winter favorite for your family. 

We want to extend best wishes for a happy and healthy new year to all of our friends, customers, readers, producers, staff and family reading this week.  We hope your 2014 is off to a great start! 

Happy New Year,

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

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searsDr. Al Sears, M.D.
Dr. Al Sears

Big Pharma's Phony Heart Drug Failure  
By: Al Sears, MD   

Get this: Big Pharma giant Merck has been trying to re-package one of Nature's most potent heart health allies and sell it to you as a heart "drug."

They heavily lobbied the FDA to get it approved in the U.S. But a few weeks ago they had to pull it from the approval process.1

Why? Because their drug didn't quite have the effect they wanted it to.

In a clinical trial, they gave half the people this new drug - a combination of a synthetic form of a vitamin and a synthetic molecule that reduces facial "flushing." The other half got only a statin drug.

They wanted the combination of statins and their new drug to work ... but it didn't go so well. In fact, Merck suggested the side effects were worse than expected.

I'll say.

What they don't tell you in any of their press releases is that people taking only the new "drug" had skin and stomach side effects and experienced flushing.

On top of that, when they added a statin to the mix, people got myopathy which is nonfunctional and painful muscles, and rhabdomyolysis which is the painful disintegration of muscles.2 These are typical statin side effects.

So what was in the new "drug" Merck was trying to create?

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.



Kelley Herring kelleyherring 
Kelley Herring


The Memory Thief in Your Morning Meal

By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet 


According to a recent Harris Interactive study, there is something that people fear more than cancer and even death: Dementia.

The inability to recall fond memories, use reasoning and logic, or even recognize the faces of the people you love is a disturbing thought. It's a fate that most of us would do anything to avoid.

Yet, for more than five million Americans and their families, this is a reality of day to day life. And unfortunately, dementia and Alzheimer's disease are on the rise.

Between 2000 and 2010, deaths from Alzheimer's disease increased 68 percent! According to the Alzheimer's Association, an average of one American is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease every 68 seconds. By 2050, it's estimated that two people will be diagnosed with this disease every minute of every day.

But there is good news...

Alzheimer's is not a genetic disease. It is a degenerative condition that is not a normal part of healthy aging. It can definitely be prevented and in some cases the symptoms can even be reversed.

And the answer to protecting your mind and your memories lies in your diet...
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Ed. Note: Kelley Herring is the creator of a best-selling low-glycemic, gluten-free and Paleo baking program, Guilt-Free Desserts. She is also the co-founder of Wellness Bakeries, which has just released their newest product - Better Bread - a 100% Paleo bread mix you can whip up in 5 minutes flat. 


Recent Health News
 Modest Weight Loss May Reduce Heart Disease, Diabetes Risks in Middle-Aged Women  

Modest weight loss over 2 years in overweight or obese, middle-aged women may reduce risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

In a study of 417 women participating in weight loss programs for up to 24 months, those who sustained a 10 percent or more loss of their body weight for two years reduced their total cholesterol, LDL "bad" cholesterol, HDL "good" cholesterol, triglycerides, insulin, glucose and inflammation markers. Women who had the highest levels of risk at the start of the study benefited the most from modest weight loss.

"It is challenging to lose weight, but if women commit to losing 10 percent of their body weight and sustain that over time, it can have a large impact on overall risk factors associated with heart disease and diabetes," said Cynthia A. Thomson, Ph.D., R.D., co-author and Professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and Director of the University of Arizona Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention & Health Promotion in Tucson.

The women, an average 44 years old and weighing nearly 200 pounds at the start of the study, were recruited within the communities of the University of California, San Diego; University of Minnesota; University of Arizona; and Kaiser Permanente Center Northwest in Portland, Ore.

Factors that may affect creeping weight gain in middle-aged women include sedentary jobs, repeated pregnancy and the transition to menopause. In the end, a large percent of middle-aged American women find themselves weighing much more in their forties than they weighed in their teens, Thomson said

Women in short-term weight loss programs usually do better with weight loss in the first six months and then they start to rebound, researchers said.

"Our study revealed the need for healthcare providers to provide women with longer-term support for weight control. It seems to pay off in terms of modifying risk factors for obesity-related disease," Thomson said.

"The good news is that when you lose weight long-term, you just don't move to a smaller dress size, you are actually moving these risk factors markedly and likely reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes," Thomson said.

American Heart Association. "Modest weight loss may reduce heart disease, diabetes risks in middle-aged women." ScienceDaily, 18 Dec. 2013. Web. 26 Dec. 2013. 
Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A

 Rapid Fat Loss Goal Setting and Achievement


By: Scott Mendelson




My wife and I are committed this year to reaching the best shape of our lives, however previously while earning good progress for the first couple of months, the periods following were not as productive -leaving us well short of our goals. Specifically I want a six pack and my wife wants to reduce the body fat in the buttocks and upper leg area.   What goal setting and achievement strategies do you suggest to clients to finally reach life-long goals?  
Mark and Wendy
Houston TX


Mark & Wendy,

Your rate of success will come down to consistently executing the right tasks for an extended period of time to build metabolic and hormonal momentum.  Your lack of success following the first couple of months of your prior routine indicates that the training and nutrition program became stale and ultimately ineffective.  Repeating those tactics would be planning to fail!  You and Wendy will earn fantastic fat loss progress over the short and long term when you improve the quality of your training sessions by implementing the tips from our new blog post.

Get Specific and Ditch Your Scale

Your goals need to be measurable which is why I would conduct a body fat percentage test every 6-8 weeks by calipers (expertise needed), Dexa Scan, Bod Pod or Hydrostatic Under Water Weighing.  The scale does not provide an accurate measure of progress because it does not account for lean muscle tissue.  Losing muscle is the quickest way to higher body fat levels by reducing the size of the calorie burning engine. We ask clients for pictures from the front, back and side on the same day as the body fat percentage tests to further gauge progress.  To show off a great six pack you will need to get your body fat percentage between 10 and 12%.  Based on the pictures you sent with your profile, your current body fat percentage is 25-27% which may be a real eye opener; however you can use this reality to build up motivation levels...

Continue Reading...



Email to discuss your goals and for copies of the Cutting Edge Nutrition interview With Dr. Serrano, KISS Rapid Fat Loss Plan Male & Female Versions, Great Abs & Rapid Fat Burning Tools Special Reports and the 10 Minute Fat Loss Interval Workout.  


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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.  

Customer Feedbackcustcomment
   Hungry Dog
US Wellness,

Bless your hearts for promoting healthy raised are my heroes on this planet...May you inspire many others.

Thank you for what you do for pet food as well.  My dog has cancer and is thriving on your products.

Merry Christmas and may you have a prosperous New Year.

Lynda O.
Indio, CA

recipesRecipe Corner
Sweet BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Baby Back Ribs
  • 3 lb Pork Baby Back Ribs 
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Aminos 
  • 1/4 cup Mustard, Spicy Brown 
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced 
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon, ground 
  • 1 tsp Salt 
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika 
  • 1/10 fl oz Fish Sauce, (about 5 drops)   


  1. Cut ribs into 4-5 bone portions. If possible, remove the silver skin from the underside of the ribs. 
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil, and parboil ribs for 30 minutes. 
  3. While ribs are cooking, assemble glaze. Whisk together coconut aminos, fish sauce, minced garlic and salt in a small mixing bowl. 
  4. Remove ribs from water, and allow ribs to cool for 5-10 minutes. 
  5. Preheat grill to medium heat. If using a smoker or wood-fired grill, preheat. The wood fire will need to burn for 15 minutes before it can be used for cooking. 
  6. Brush ribs with the glaze, then sprinkle with paprika and cinnamon. 
  7. Place ribs meat side down on the hot grill. Allow ribs to sear for a few minutes. 
  8. Flip ribs, and move them to a cooler part of the grill. If using a smoker or wood fired grill, smoke the ribs for about 25 minutes. 
  9. Cut into individual portions, and serve. 

Recipe and photo are courtesy of our good friends Bill & Hayley from Primal Palate.  If a paleo diet is one of your New Year's resolutions - their website is a great place to start!

If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email us.


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