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U.S. Wellness News Alert Monticello, Missouri
March 15, 2009 - Corrected Version

Dear John,

Our apologies for the right had margin error in the lower sections of the News Alert Sunday morning. We appreciate your patience as you review the corrected copy below. jtw

My Scotch-Irish roots will be tingling on Tuesday as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day. History tells us St. Patrick was captured as a 16 year old in Wales and whisked off to Ireland where he was used as slave labor in Slemish, County Antrim. Now for the surprise, St. Patrick worked as a herdsman (short for grass farmer) for six years.

After six years he heard a voice calling him home to Wales. He was reunited with his family after a 200 mile escape to a port where he was able to secure safe passage back to the British Isles.

Several years later, St. Patrick had a calling to return to Ireland and the rest is history with a bit of mystery interwoven between fact and fiction. Needless to say he was a true leader in his time and lighting rod for change.

Flash forward 1549 years from the passing of St. Patrick and you will see the NAIS (national animal Identification system) train barreling down the tracks. The NAIS train left the station as a voluntary program for animal agriculture. Unfortunately, socialist political forces have taken the reins and were attempting this past week to force this very expensive intrusion into the pioneering spirit of animal agriculture.

One of the reasons we enjoy the cheapest food supply in the world today is the fierce independence and resolve of the agriculture community dating all the way back to our ancestors in the days of St. Patrick.

We have managed to stamp out many ills in animal agriculture without government interference in our daily farming rituals.

The following quote from Max Thornsberry DVM MBA sums it up succinctly: "This is about forcing individual animal ID on cow-calf producers, nation wide. Canada can do it because they only have about 8 to 12 million head of cattle, and Australia can do it because they only have about 20 to 25 million head of cattle. Imagine the logistics of individually electronically identifying 95 million head of cattle across the entire geographical United States. You will need an Individual Animal ID office in every county seat in the United States in order to manage the data base and trace the movement of every cow and calf in every county. The cost will be unimaginable."

If you are in the letter writing mood, the following website has the necessary details which just might put some common sense back into a government that is broke and in drastic need of down sizing: Click HERE

Spring is off to a ferocious start in Northeast Missouri this week. Three inches of rain and the Mississippi River at moderate flood stage on Friday reminds us that Mother Nature never rests. Toss in some warm weather this week and the countryside will come alive in the solar collection business creating an easel of panoramic color.

Thank you for your patience in our struggle to roll out a new website last week. We are still addressing some minor glitches which will be resolved soon. It will be good number of years before we attempt another transformation.

Warmest regards,

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

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  • Inventory Notes
    March 15, 2009
  • Weekly Sale Items
    Week of March 15, 2009
  • Dr. Eric Serrano M.D., M.S., B.C.
    Question and Answer Column
  • Featured Recipe:
    Irish Corned Beef Made Easy
  • Memories of Spring 2008 Landscape
  • Change Customer Information
  • About U.S. Wellness Meats
  • Energy for Athletes
  • Online Store

  • Inventory Notes
    March 15, 2009
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    The following items are back in stock:

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    Weekly Sale Items
    Week of March 15, 2009
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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

    Dear Dr. Serrano,

    I have PCOS, trouble with weight gain, irregular menstruation and infertility.

    I am a vegetarian and I recently have been trying to follow the Okinawa diet that recommends soy and fish. Before adding fish, eggs, and yogurt in my diet, I was a vegan. I have been vegetarian since '91 but didn't struggle with being overweight until I had my second child. I used to be an aerobic instructor though and that probably compensated.

    The only diets I have had success with are raw diets but I can't stick to it for long and then gain it all back.

    Thanks for your help!

    R. G.

    Dear R.G.:

    I told John that I hate vegetarians because they are missing vitamins and minerals. I see so many of them in my office with difficulties including PCOS, iron deficiency and B12 with severe depression.

    R. G. to answer your question, I need more information. For example, what kind of vegetarian are you? Do you eat pasta or wheat. I see you added eggs and dairy as most vegetarians do not eat vegetables but a lot of grains. R. G. the worst condition for a PCOS person is hyperinsulinemia and high androgens, which end up making you fat and actually will make it difficult getting pregnant. R. G. you also added soy, which makes your situation worse by gaining weight and also maybe changing your periods and even making you depressed. I am going to make some recommendations base on the information that you given me:
    1. you are going to continue gaining weight if you don't stop consuming carbohydrates all the time
    2. start adding supplements that have good fat in them, like nuts etc, and if you don't consume grass-fed butter butter or good fish sources buy Alpha omega-3 from Scott at 614 596 7994
    3. add chromium pycolinate and gymnema sylvestre to your diet
    4. add one to three tablespoons of organic vinegar per day
    5. start lifting weights so you become more insulin sensitive and you can start losing weight; sorry, aerobics do burn calories but don't add muscle
    6. raw is good but again if you are consuming carbohydrates in large quantities you are going to continue gaining weight
    7. 60%of my PCOS patients are fructose intolerant, yes fruits, and juices, sorry, keep fructose low
    8. if consuming carbohydrates, make sure that they come from sweet potatoes, rice, vegetables, and corn and consume 80% of them after your workout
    9. Glucophage is one of the greatest medications available for patients with PCOS, it helps you with insulin, and weight gain.
    R. G. I hope these suggestions help, I am sorry I couldn't make more suggestions, but I didn't have enough info to make more suggestions

    Best regards,
    Dr. Serrano

    Featured Recipe:
    Irish Corned Beef Made Easy
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    • 4 to 6 Lbs. beef brisket
    • 1 quart beer or ale
    • 6 peppercorns
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1/2 tsp. thyme
    • Peeled small white potato
    • Small onions
    • Carrots
    • Wedges of green cabbage


    1. Simmer brisket in the beer and seasonings over a lot of heat for 4 hours or longer until meat is very tender
    2. During last 30 minutes of cooking time, add vegetables
    3. Continue cooking until vegetables are done
    4. Serves 8

    Recipe: compliments of

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