U.S. Wellness News Alert

Fresh Beef Sale, Health Care Issues, Easy Steak Recipe, Acid Reflux Relief, 15% Trivia Discount

September 27, 2009
Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
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A recent New York Times article by Michael Pollan highlighted some obvious problems with the state of our health care system.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, three-quarters of health care spending now goes to treat "preventable chronic diseases."

We are spending billions treating obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, much of which can be linked to the Western diet.  Diet has not been a large part of the health care debate thus far, but thankfully is starting to come to light.  Articles like Michael Pollan's, the FDA's "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Program", and the First Lady's efforts in organizing new farmers markets in downtown Washington D.C. are all small steps to bring this large problem to light.  

Given the current state of our economy, cheap food is going to continue to sell, which in turn increases health care costs.  Depending on how health care is reformed, it should affect the way Americans eat.  If health insurers are suddenly forced to accept everyone, they will surely want to play a bigger part in how Americans eat.  Once they realize they can play an active part in preventing obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, we will likely see a sharp change in the relationship between the health care industry and the food industry...hopefully a change for the better.

We are still keeping an eye on HR 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act.  As of August 3 it had been received in the Senate, read twice, and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.  We will continue to keep you updated on this daunting piece of legislation that would expand the FDA's authority over food companies and producers in order to prevent food recalls.  While this sounds like a good thing, it would impose stronger requirements and expensive certifications on all producers, regardless of size, thus making it even more difficult on small farmers.  Another scary part to this bill, is that anyone we know involved in production agriculture would much rather work with the USDA than the FDA.

Our feature recipe this week is a Peppered Steak with Caramelized Onions, a quick and easy recipe which features the Sirloin Tip Steak.  The Sirloin Tip is cut from the Sirloin area, and is a lean cut with plenty of delicious flavor.

The fresh chilled meat deadline is fast approaching.  Be sure to have your order in by noon this Friday, October 2 to ensure delivery on October 8.  If you have yet to try the goodness of fresh, never frozen beef, now is the perfect time as the Fresh Chilled Burger Bundle is our feature sale item this week.

We are still running!  Megan represented US Wellness in the Roots' N' Blues' N' BBQ Festival's annual half marathon in Columbia, MO, home of the University of Missouri Tigers, this weekend.  She has been drinking plenty of Beyond Hydration this past week to stay hydrated for the big race.  Way to go Megan!

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 a healthy alternative product to soy sauce?"  Please email your answers HERE

We have many customers who are aware of the dangers of soy and MSG, so we did some research on a healthy soy sauce substitute.  Visit our blog for more details and be sure to leave any comments or tips you have regarding soy sauce, we love to hear your thoughts!

Be good to your pet this week, its National Dog Week!  In honor of man's best friend, Pet Burger is our feature sale item this week.  The pet burger is grass-fed from start to finish, and contains the same high amounts of CLA and omega-3's as our ground beef, so you can rest assured you are fulfilling your responsibilities to your best friend!

Happy Autumn 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
INVENTORY NOTES > Restocked Steaks
DR. ERIC SERRANO M.D., M.S., B.C. > Acid Reflux Relief
FEATURED RECIPE > Peppered Steak with Caramelized Onions
HAPPY COWS > Summer 2009
CHANGE CUSTOMER INFORMATION
HISTORY > U.S. Wellness Meats
ENERGY TIPS > 3.2 Ounces = 320 calories, 16 grams protein, and No Caffeine
MINIMUM PURCHASE RULES
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ON SALE SELECTIONS
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Week of September 27, 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
EMAIL QUESTIONS TO: eathealthy@grasslandbeef.com

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Dear Dr. Serrano,

I have one comment and one question.
 
Comment on your last issue response about acid reflux:  I was surprised you did not mention checking for h-pylori bacteria.  I had an acid reflux problem and the normal remedies you mentioned did not work until the h-pylori was eliminated; now they work.
 
Question: If you have heard of the "eat for your blood type diet," what are your thoughts on that?  I'm an organic/grass fed, etc, fan for about 2 years now.  I don't eat any processed foods, drink blended organic veggies every day, etc.  I was able to eliminate all my symptoms following good eating habits by listing to gurus like Dr. Blaylock, Dr. Mercola, and yourself (I read your comments weekly).  To the point though, I also came across the blood type diet, and experimenting with it many times over; I notice that my digestion is by far better if I stick to the diet that's recommended for blood type A (mine), but not necessarily as far as grains are concerned (those I try to avoid totally, period). My main deal is with beef, I don't digest it as well as turkey and chicken (which is OK per the blood type).  
 
Thank you for your comments in your newsletter.

G.C.
Burr Ridge, IL
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Dear G.C.,


My apologies for not mentioning H. Pylori, but sometimes I don't believe in it because I see so many patients with negative H. Pylori.  Also, with new research stating back and forth that you can't eliminate H. Pylori or you will get cancer and vice-versa.  I don't treat it all the time, but it doesn't mean that an occasional positive does respond to treatment.

Greg, the "eat for your blood type" is excellent because it is a guideline, and it is a guideline that sometimes I use, but only about 30% of the time.  The reason for only using it 30% of the time is because the diet doesn't take into consideration the following small details.  In my practice I see so many different things and blood type is just one of the the things that I must take into consideration plus:
  1. stress
  2. athletic components
  3. daily diet
  4. diseases
  5. pregnancy
  6. living areas
  7. religion
  8. medication
Greg, if the diet is working for you, continue using it by all means because I do believe in it.  But if I have to look at everything, then I might make some changes due to all the reasons above.

Thank you.

Best Regards,

Dr. Serrano

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RecipeFeatured Recipe
 
Peppered Steak with Caramelized Onions

Ingredients:pepperedsteak
Directions:
  1. Heat butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until melted. Add onions; cook 18 to 21 minutes or until caramelized, stirring occasionally. Remove.
  2. Press pepper onto beef steaks. Heat skillet over medium heat until hot.  Add steaks; cook 14 to 15 minutes for medium rare doneness, turning twice. (Do not overcook.) 
  3. Carve steaks; season with salt. Serve with onions.
Serves 4. Preparation time: 40-45 minutes

Recipe compliments of Beef Checkoff

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