U.S. Wellness News Alert

Merry Christmas! Ground Beef Sale, Diabetic Diet Advice, Holiday Shipping Deadlines,
15% Trivia Discount

December 20, 2009

Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
merry christmas

Merry Christmas!  We hope this Christmas season finds you and your family happy and healthy.  Best wishes from our families to yours for a wonderful holiday season!

If you are still looking for last minute gift ideas, US Wellness gift certificates are the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for family member.  Let them pick out exactly what they want, and rest assured you will be helping them eat healthier.  We have also restocked our steak selection and can still ship Christmas orders this week. 

US Wellness would like to have all orders in by 10:00 am CST on Tuesday, December 22 for shipping this week.  Per customer request, we will ship on Wednesday, December 23 at your risk of delay.  This is the busiest shipping week of the year, and weather can wreak havoc on shipping schedules as we have already witnessed this year - so please don't delay!

Don't forget about our homemade tallow soaps and candles that make great gifts or a great addition to any order!  All selections are handmade and smell good enough to eat!

Pet Update!  We have improved our pet burger recipe by adding beef liver and heart trim to the 65% lean ground beef.  Your dog will be even more excited once he tries the new recipe...and you can feel confident you are feeding him the healthiest pet food on the market.  Now is the perfect time to stock up on this nutrient dense product as it is a featured volume sale product this week. 

Our feature recipe this week is a pot roast with maple-cider gravy and butternut squash - a perfect dinner for chilly winter nights! 

If you haven't seen our new video yet, be sure and visit YouTube for an exclusive tour of our farms, a day in the life of our cattle, and insights from the farmer-owners on why we do what we do.

US Wellness Trivia Contest! 
The first 30 responders who email the answer to the following trivia question will receive a 15% discount code via email on Monday morning, which is good for 30 days.  "What is the best selling Christmas song ever?"  Please email your answers HERE.

Thanks to all who have been participating in our Trivia Contests!  In the last news alert, we asked how many soldiers and sailors received the Medal of Honor for their bravery during the attacks on Pearl Harbor.  The correct answer was 15

We would like to thank all of our customers for their support this year and especially during the holiday season.  Our best wishes for a joyous holiday week. 

Best Christmas Regards,

John, Lee Ann, Megan, Tressa, and Jennifer, on behalf of the farm families of U.S. Wellness Meats

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Table of Contents
GRASS-FED EXCHANGE > Inaugural Grass-fed Info Exchange & Auction
INVENTORY NOTES > Restocked Steaks, Burger, Ribs, Cheese & Organs Meats
DR. ERIC SERRANO M.D., M.S., B.C. > Winning Diabetic Diet
FEATURED RECIPE > Cider Maple Gravy & Mashed Butternut Squash
CUSTOMER COMMENT > Ground Beef From Days of Old
FARM PHOTOS > Grazing Stockpiled Forage in Late December
ARLINGTON WREATHS > Let Us Say Thank You Again
HISTORY > U.S. Wellness Meats
ENERGY TIPS > 3.2 Ounces = 320 calories, 16 grams protein, and No Caffeine
The Grass-fed Exchange
US Wellness Meats is proud to be a part of the upcoming Grass-fed Exchange in Yankton, SD in February.  The Grass-fed Exchange is an organization dedicated to promoting grass-fed beef, educating both consumers and producers to benefit the industry, and improving genetics in the grass-fed industry through sales and seminars

If you will be in the Yankton, SD area on February 26 and 27, please stop in to listen to leaders in the grass-fed industry speak about the topic on the 26th and the inaugural grass-fed auction on the 27th for breeding stock and calves.  There will also be display pens set up and a grass-fed lunch and dinner banquet on the 26th.  This is an excellent opportunity for producers to exchange ideas and learn more about grass-fed genetics, and how to help improve your herd.

For more information or for registration forms and fliers, please visit www.grassfedexchange.com.
Inventory notes
Week of December 20, 2009
The following are back in stock:
New Selections:
*All Lamb selections will restock on Wednesday, December 23.  Our apologies for the shortages!*

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Dr. Eric Serrano M.D., M.S., B.C.
Question and Answer Column
Eric Seranno

This is a friendly reminder to email health and wellness questions to the email address below for Dr. Eric Serrano M.D. question and answer series.

Answers now appear below and in the bi-weekly U.S. Wellness Newsletter. Your name will not be displayed.

Dr. Serrano has been so kind to offer his expertise to answer literally any question related to health and wellness involving grass-fed meats. Dr. Serrano has a wealth of knowledge from both his farm background and 15 years of clinical experience. This includes working with a number of world class athletes and a large local family practice in Ohio.

Please email using the address below and place Dr. Serrano's name in the subject line. Answers will appear in future U.S. Wellness Newsletters or below in News Alerts.

Dr. Serrano is an M.D. with advance degrees in nutrition, kinesiology and wellness.

Dr. Eric Serrano M.D.
475 North Hill Road
Pickerington, OH 43147-1157
EMAIL QUESTIONS TO: eathealthy@grasslandbeef.com


Dear Dr. Serrano,
I'm a 37-year old male who was diagnosed as pre-diabetic (fasting blood test of 102) in November 2008 and diabetic (500+ fasting glucose test) in Feb 2009. I tried Metformin 500 mcg for a month, then was upped to 1000 mcg the following month, given Solantus for a month, nothing changed my blood sugar. Then I tried Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes (vegan diet). My blood sugar and cholesterol went back to normal levels after 2 months (100-130 fasting blood).
However, due to unemployment and other circumstances in my life, I haven't been able to maintain the best diet. Also, I'm a meat-eater and can't imagine life without eggs, bacon, steak, etc. Currently, my fasting blood is usually between 300-350 sticking to the traditional ADA diet guidelines. I'm also not taking any meds and prefer not to.
I've read everyone saying to avoid meats and diary to get my numbers back down, but I'm assuming they're talking about generic commercial foods (not grass-fed or organic). Is there a way I can get my numbers back down AND still enjoy my dairy/meat? If not, is it possible to enjoy these things all the time after getting my numbers down or do I still have to limit them?
Saint Augustine, FL


Dear R.M.,

I love your questions and I am glad you are a carnivore because your vegetarian diet was going to lead to higher sugars again and some depression if you are not consuming some sort of proteins, like eggs, nuts, or beans.

  1. This is one time that a modified Atkins will do wonders for you.
  2. I would consume seafood, red meat, eggs, nuts, beans, and all vegetables, but they must be ORGANIC SOURCES.
  3. Fruits in moderation and only after exercising.  I would use grapefruits, avocados, coconut, prunes, pears, berries, but again, after workouts.
  4. No juices or drinks of any kind but water.
  5. No breads or grains until weight loss or normal insulin levels.
  6. Weight lifting.
  7. Alpha omega -3 from Scott (614 596 7994), chromiun pycolinate 600mcgs per day, Whole Food IV - 4 tablets per day by Innate Response, use code SER030 or call (800) 634-6342, alpha lipoic acid -400mgs per day
  8. Humanofort call Chris at (614) 256-9511 and take four, this works awesome.
  9. Consume organic butter and cheeses, the cheeses only twice per week, and only after you follow the diet for fourteen days.
  10. Lots of water.
  11. After 21 days of doing these steps, pick once or twice a month for a period of two hours that you can eat anything you want.
Good Luck,

Dr. Serrano

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RecipeFeatured Recipe
Pot Roast with Cider-Maple Gravy and Mashed Butternut Squash

  • 4 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 medium butternut squash, cut lengthwise in half, seeded
  • 3 tbsp organic cornstarch dissolved in 3 tbsp water
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Press 3/4 teaspoon pepper evenly onto all surfaces of beef roast. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Place roast in stockpot; brown evenly. Pour off drippings.
  2. Season roast with 1 teaspoon salt. Add bone stock and cider; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 2-1/2 to 3-1/4 hours or until roast is fork-tender.
  3. Meanwhile heat oven to 375F. Brush cut sides of squash halves with remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Place squash, cut sides down, on metal baking sheet. Bake in 375F oven 45 to 55 minutes or until fork-tender. Cool slightly. Scoop squash flesh into large bowl; discard shells. Mash squash with back of spoon or fork until almost smooth. Season with salt and pepper, as desired; keep warm.
  4. Remove roast; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Stir in cornstarch mixture and maple syrup; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  5. Carve roast into thin slices. Serve with gravy and squash.

Makes 8 to 10 servings  

Total preparation and cooking time:  3 to 3-3/4 hours   

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitaminB6, vitaminB12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber and iron.

Recipe compliments of The Beef Checkoff.

Feel free to share your favorite recipes at recipes@grasslandbeef.com.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

We received our ground beef very quickly, and I have to say it's the greatest thing I've ever tasted.

I grew up on a farm, and when we started buying organic beef I thought we found something that tasted and smelled like the beef I was fed as kid.  You were right, there's nothing like grass-fed beef.  WE LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!

We will be ordering again soon.

Thank you,
Saybroook, IL
photosDecember 17, 2009 - Near Monticello, MO

December grazing

Cattle on the move into fresh pasture on a chilly December afternoon. 

December grazing
Arlington Wreaths- 2009
Arlington WreathsThis somber photo was taken at Arlington National Cemetery, where the headstones are decorated with holiday wreaths.  The Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, ME has graciously been donating the wreaths since 1992, and every year volunteers have helped to lay wreaths upon the headstones.

This year, over 16,000 wreaths were laid at Arlington as well as the USS Maine Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown, and the Kennedy's grave sites. 

TomboftheUnknownThis is a poignant reminder of the ultimate sacrifice our troops have given for our safety and the security of our country.  Please remember to keep them in your prayers this holiday season, as well as the wounded warriors at home and abroad that are suffering from war injuries, and their families.
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About U.S. Wellness Meats
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U.S. Wellness Meats was founded on September 1st, 2000. Pasture management and meat science research originated in 1997.

The company office is domiciled in Monticello, Missouri in Lewis County which joins the Mississippi River 140 miles North of St. Louis.

The company has branched from beef products into:

Lamb, certified humane pork, free range poultry,
organic grass-fed butter, grass-fed raw cheese, raw honey,
gourmet rabbit, wholesale packs, nutraceuticals,
beyond hydration, seafood, pre-cooked entrees, and on sale products.

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Energy For Athletes
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Grass-fed beef pemmican bars are a great way to start the day or make a super high energy lunch in seconds packed with protein and calories used by our native American ancestors for centuries.

Only online source in the USA.

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On Sale Items
75% lean ground beef
The following delicious sale items will expire at 10 PM CST December 26, 2009

Box 4AL - 75% Lean Ground Beef
- 25 (1 lb) packages

Hickory Smoked Beef Brisket (Fully Cooked)
- 8 (1.5 lb) packages

Leg of Lamb
- 1 bone-in leg of lamb

Beef Tallow Shortening
- 5 gallon bucket


Pet Burger

Pet Burger
- 1 lb package

Tri-Tip Steak
- 6.5 oz average

Beef Oxtails
- 1.5 lb package
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