U.S. Wellness News Alert

Pemmican - Why Paleo Man Thrived,
Food Safety Update, Pork Chop Recipe,
Easy Trivia Discount

March 14, 2010
Monticello, Missouri

Dear John,

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and we are ready to celebrate.  One of the new features on our website is the "This Month" page, full of new recipes, tips and seasonal information.  Be sure to check it out this month for our favorite 'green' recipes!
  Also, just in time for St. Patrick's Day - our deliciously tender Corned Beef Flatiron is on sale this week.  Be sure and stock up!

Every week we get questions about Pemmican - what is it, what's in it and why is it good for me?  Here are some answers to hopefully clear up the confusion!  Our Pemmican is made from a historic Native American recipe and the regular bars include: beef jerky, beef tallow, dried cherries, raw honey and sea salt.  We also have a honey/cherry free version and a salt free version.  This makes for an incredibly healthy power bar - high in protein, minimal carbs in the regular bar (virtually none in the honey/cherry and salt free) and no sugar. 

Our Pemmican bars are a favorite of Strongmen, Powerlifters and many other athletes who eat them before a competition or practice for a healthy protein boost.  Pemmican bars do not have to be cooked and can be eaten right out of the freezer (they won't freeze completely solid due to the amount of tallow), or they can be used to cook with and are perfect to stir fry with as another way to incorporate the healthy fat into your diet.  For storage, we follow these guidelines: store in the freezer for years, the refrigerator for months, and keep out at room temperature for up to ten days. 

Legislation Update!  The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S.510) is expected to be voted on by the Senate any day now.  This bill was written to address concerns over the safety of our food supply by implementing a "one-size-fits-all" approach to food safety.  We need to let our Senators know this would impose a time and financial burden on small-scale food producers and farmers and thus affecting the consumers right to choose where they buy food.  Please contact your Senator and let them know the importance of local foods so we can hopefully get this bill amended to help protect the local food movement.

Our friends at Vital Choice recently reported on a new study by Boston University comparing the amount of Vitamin D in wild salmon vs. farmed salmon.  The results were staggering: 3.5 oz of wild salmon had 988 IU (International Units) of Vitamin D, while farmed salmon had only 245 IU.  The US RDA of Vitamin D is 400 IU.  Sun exposure is an excellent source of Vitamin D also, since the weather is starting to warm up it is the perfect time of year to enjoy the sunshine and throw some wild salmon filets on the grill!  For more options, we also have wild salmon available in cans, pouches, and jerky.

Have you visited our blog lately?  We have an exclusive interview with Chef Rob Endelman who was kind enough to share some of his grass-fed thoughts and experiences. 

Swimsuit season is fast approaching!  We are enjoying warmer, rainy weather in Northeast Missouri this week, meaning summer is hopefully just around the corner!  Follow these Dietary Guidelines from the Weston A. Price Foundation to make sure you are in swimsuit shape!

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 US city is considering a tax on soda and what are your thoughts on this?"  Please email your answers to blog@grasslandbeef.com.

Thanks to all who have been participating in our Trivia Contests!  In the last news alert, we asked: In 2004 the science journal Public Health released a study showing that death from what kind of diseases more than tripled from 1974-1997?  The answer was brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, etc.

Best March 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 Flank Steaks
DR. ERIC SERRANO M.D., M.S., B.C. > Crohn's Disease Relief
FEATURED RECIPE > Honey-Roasted Pork Chops
CUSTOMER COMMENT > Letter to the Editor
FARM PHOTOS > Last Snowfall
HISTORY > U.S. Wellness Meats
ENERGY TIPS > 3.2 Oz = 320 calories, 16 g protein, No Caffeine
Inventory Notes
March 14, 2010
The following are back in stock:
Flank Steak
New Selections:

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serranoDr. 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


Dr. Serrano,

My son has Crohn's . He is currently doing well, by eating a very healthy diet including beef from U.S. Wellness. I have it directly shipped to his university's cafeteria. I have read conflicting reports on whether or not a person with this disease should eat beef. Is beef difficult to digest with a compromised digestive system? I would appreciate any insights you have.



Dear C.P.,

First, I want to let you know how proud I am of your dedication. Crohn's disease is one that can be controlled with diet and no drugs. I am going to give you some guidelines for the management of the disease, although you are doing a wonderful job so far. No studies have ever shown that red meat is bad or good for Crohn's in the medical literature. However, the literature concentrates primarily on drugs and surgery. I have lots of both types of cases - earlier in the diagnosis, or later stage, more advanced Crohn's.

The most important thing to do first with Crohn's is to find out if your child may have any food allergies or sensitivities. Allergies to particular foods, or immune reactions such as celiac disease contribute to the inflammation which is the hallmark of Crohn's. The foods to investigate are as follows, in order of most allergenic to least allergenic: dairy, wheat, eggs, peanuts, soy. As you can see there is no mention of meat on this list.

To help with digestion, especially of proteins, supplement his diet with digestive enzymes, probiotics and fermented foods, such as yogurt (low sugar types). Encourage plenty of fluids, but again avoid the sugary, corn syrup laden fruit drinks. Good quality organic, grass-fed natural meats are vitally important in your son's diet. Besides the high quality, lower fat protein he will be consuming, grass-fed beef is high in Omega 3's and Conjugated Linoleic Acid, both of which are extremely helpful in lowering the body's inflammatory response. Watch fruits. Some fruits can cause reactions or flare-ups due to the high sugar content of the fruit. Pay attention for signs and symptoms of that. Food allergies can be checked with a blood test, but the best method is the two week elimination diet.

Overall it sounds as if you are on the right track with your son's diet and nutrition. Avoiding junky, starchy sugary foods, and sugary drinks will help to reduce the inflammation and prevent flare-ups. Increase his intake of high quality meats, such as US Wellness Grass-Fed Beef with CLA's and Omega 3's and your son should be able to enjoy optimal health.

All the best,

Dr. Serrano

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RecipeFeatured Recipe
Honey-Roasted Pork Chops
with Apples & Onions

Fresh Cut Pork ChopsIngredients:
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 3 Tsp Rubbed Sage
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Pork Chops
  • 2 Tbsp Raw Honey
  • 1/3 C organic apple cider
  • 1/4 Cup Organic Raisins
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced into rings
  • 1 tart, firm apple, cored and cut into slices, not peeled
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine salt, pepper, and sage; rub into meat.
  3. Pour olive oil into heated ovenproof skillet and sear chops over medium heat, 1 minute per side or until browned.
  4. Remove from heat, add the cider, sliced apple, onion and raisins.
  5. Drizzle with honey, cover, and roast for 1.5 hours or until fork tender.
Serves 2. 

Recipe compliments of The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook.

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

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Letter to the Editor: KidonCellPhone

I read through the February 7th issue of your newsletter and learned a lot.  I was very happy to see that you included an article by Dr. Sears on cell phones, calling attention to this health hazard. 

I had read an article in the summer 2009 edition of LILIPOH entitled: Children, Cell Phones and Health: An Inconvenient Truth About A Convenient Technology by Dr. Carrie Hyman and Marcia Zina Mager, both Waldorf parents in Hawaii.  After reading the article I contacted Marcia to learn more and discovered there is a company dedicated to offering technology that neutralizes the harmful effects of EMF pollution from cell phones and also all wired and wireless technology.  This company impressed me so much that I became a consultant/distributor of their products. 

There are guards that go on cell phones and guards that go on laptops, cordless phones, routers and all other wired and wireless devices.  The guards are useful in cars as well because of the electrical circuitry and also because the metal in your car magnifies the EMF emission if you use a cell phone in the car.  All of the guards help to greatly reduce the negative impact of EMG pollution. 

I am happy to correspond with anyone who is interested in learning more:
Email: carolrenwick@gmail.com
Phone: (207) 449-3060
URL: www.mygiawellness.com/cbr

Thank you for your consideration,
Carol Renwick
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U.S. Wellness Meats was founded on September 1st, 2000. Pasture management and meat science research originated in 1997.

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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.

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The following delicious sale items will expire at 10 PM CST March 20, 2010.

February Cattle

Pre-Cooked Hickory Smoked Brisket
- 8 (1.5 lb) packages

Pacific Blue Mussels
- 1 lb package

Corned Beef Flatiron
- 2 lb package

Box 33
- 32 - 87% lean beef patties


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Free Roam Chicken Cutlets
- 2 per package

Pork Bacon
- 1.5 lb package

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- 60 ml bottle

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