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U.S. Wellness News Alert

Back-to-School Wish List,
Ancestral Health Winners Announced &
A BBQ Beef Sale! 

August 14, 2011
Monticello, Missouri

Dear John,    



August is once again flying by and that means back-to-school season is right around the corner.  For many parents, that means the recurring headache of what to pack for lunch, and for many college students the challenge of eating right while juggling school, work and busy lives is upon them again.  We are here to help!   Send your college student back with a cooler of easy snack ideas such as jerky, summer sausage, raw cheese, nuts and goodonya bars to keep their energy up for all the studying they will be doing.  Or simply ship them our Back to School Sampler, a US Wellness family favorite that all of our kids love!  


Need lunch box suggestions?  See our Better Lunches Blog that has tons of reader comments and suggestions for healthy lunch box ideas.  Some of our favorites are the grass-fed beef bologna or any of our organ sausages!  A great resource for more lunchbox ideas is the Primal Parent, stay tuned to her blog for more great ideas as the year progresses.  Wouldn't it be great if your school would just serve good grass-fed meats and then you wouldn't have to pack any lunches?  It is possible, simply check out our Wellness Kids program for more information. 


We had an amazing time last weekend at the Ancestral Health Symposium - the first event of its kind that Loren Cordain called "The Woodstock of evolutionary medicine."  We were overwhelmed by the response we got from the crowd and would like to thank all of the nutritionists, bloggers, doctors, and students who stopped by and asked questions.  It was truly an honor to get to meet each and every one of you.  Visit our blog for a full report along with photos and links to the many great blogs and bloggers we met!    


What about the winners?  We had so many people sign up for our newsletter at the Symposium for a chance to win a US Wellness gift certificate that we decided to draw two names instead of one!  The lucky recipients are JP M. and Vanessa O. - we will be emailing you both this week!  Since we also had so many current readers in attendance, we didn't want to leave you out so Roxy R. is the lucky winner of an additional gift certificate. Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you again to everyone who participated!  


Do you have a health blog or website?  Would you like to earn money while talking about the benefits of grass-fed meats?  We have a simple answer: become an affiliate.  Our affiliates earn a commission for every sale generated from their website, and they don't have to do any work at all! We send you the graphics and html to add to your website, all you have to do is fill out the simple affiliate application.  We can also send you any brochures and customized info sheets to help spread the word! 


Or do you have an outlet to sell grass-fed products?  We also have a wholesale program that is used by grocery stores, restaurants, buying groups, gyms, schools, coops, and many more.  By buying in bulk they take advantage of great discounts and shipping is still free.  For more information email us today.      


US Wellness Trivia Contest!    

Enter for your chance to win a 15% discount code that can be applied to any one order under 40 lbs.  We will randomly draw 30 winners who email the correct answer on Sunday, August 14, 2011.  Promo codes will be emailed on Monday morning and will be active for 30 days. 

This week's question: "What city was the first Ancestral Health Symposium held in?"  Please email your answers to jen@grasslandbeef.com.

Thanks to all who have been participating in our Trivia Contests! In the last news alert, we asked: What was the center of the plate protein the four finalist chefs used to prepare 4 unique recipes in 60 minutes during the Executive Chef of the Year competition?"  The answer was Red Snapper.

Best Back-to-School Regards, 

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

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In This Issue

Iventory Updates

The following items are back in stock: NY Strip Steaks  


Dr. Eric Serrano MD, MS, BCserrano

Question and Answer Column


Dr. Eric Serrano


Dear Dr. Serrano,
I understand that Angiotensin I is converted to Angiotensin II which is a nasty enzyme that constricts the arteries and causes hypertension.  What causes Angiotensin and is there a natural ACE inhibitor?  I assume the doctor has me on ACE inhibitors (Exforge 320/5mg and Bistolic 5mg) because of Angiotensin.  It works but I want to get off medication.
I am 75 and in good health (maybe need to lose 10 pounds, and need to exercise a little more).  I take several supplements (antioxidants, minerals, proboscis) and only one med. ACE inhibitor. 

Can I find a natural ACE inhibitor or what is the best way to deal with hypertension?




Dear Ken,


You are actually taking three drugs in two pills, exforge which consists of an ARB and a calcium channel blocker. The ARB block AG II down the pathway you are describing, but Angiotensin is not a nasty enzyme.  Without it you would die if you get a wound or if you were bleeding you need it to survive, and remember God is always better.


There are natural antihypertensives, but you tell me in your letter that you are only taking one medication, when in reality you are taking three medications.  You also told me you are overweight and dont exercise, Ken, my apologies, but you need to start from base one and that is losing weight, changing your diet, exercising and then going to your doctor and asking him to check your blood levels for hormones, kidneys, bones, vitamins and minerals, then after that you can make decisions about what you really want in a magic pill which doesn't exist.


Good luck in your quest,


Dr. Serrano



This is a friendly reminder to email health and wellness questions to eathealthy@grasslandbeef.com for the Dr. Eric Serrano M.D.

question and answer series.  Dr. Serrano is an M.D. with advanced degrees in nutrition, kinesiology and wellness.


Answers will appear in future U.S. Wellness Newsletters or News Alerts under your first name only. 


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.


Dr. Eric Serrano M.D.

475 North Hill Road

Pickerington, OH 43147-1157

Email Questions To: eathealthy@grasslandbeef.com   

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David Csonka

David Csonka

We are excited to introduce blogger David Csonka to our newsletter staff!  He is the author of the blog Naturally Engineered and an avid crossfit and paleo enthusiast who is also a contributor to the Paleo Magazine.


How to Eat Paleo on a Budget

This article series presents strategies for eating high quality health foods while sticking to a budget.     


#4: Ration Your Luxuries   


Summary: You don't have to live a stoic life without any fun expenses or special treats in order to stay solvent. However, the fact remains that with a limited budget something will have to give. By rationing your luxury items to those things which give you the most value and enjoyment, you can live the good life without going into debt.

Just about everyone is familiar with the social meme pertaining to people's desire to spend money on specialty coffee from places like Starbucks. It's been the inspiration for one of my favorite soapboxes: "You just spent $5 on a latte, and that's not even food." Think of how much money you could save each month if you stopped going to Starbucks every day for the "essential morning coffee" and limited it to just once a week for a Sunday brunch.  I understand why people get into situations like this, I really do. There is a high reward feeling that you get from experiences like buying expensive specialty products. The taste, clever branding, and even the inflated cost all serve to boost our perception of enjoyment. Any normal person would want to experience that again.

If you're living with a tight financial budget though, you really need to think long and hard about whether the enjoyment you get from that experience is worth the price. Coffee is great, but could there be a different high value purchase which might provide a bigger and more longer lasting positive feeling?

A nice dinner at a popular restaurant with a charming date might be worth more than the combined cost of Starbucks for a couple weeks. If all goes well, the date will leave you with pleasant memories, feelings, and experiences. And even if not, you're still living life and having a good meal.

Experiences, good or bad, are what will stick with you for the long term. They shape who we are. And food experiences can be especially powerful, since smells tap into the most primitive part of our brain and get tied strongly to our memories. I encourage you to save up your food money and only spend it wisely on little culinary holidays. Use your money to eat something worth remembering!

The Bottom Line

Whittling away your money on short-lived pleasures like boutique cupcakes, coffees, or movie theater snacks is ultimately a sad way of selling yourself short. You likely won't remember the purchase a week later, and probably only craved it because you're missing out on magnificent dining experiences. Save up your money and use it for something truly special. You might find that you actually spend less money in the long run.




David Csonka is a blogger and natural health enthusiast living in Denver, Colorado. His blog naturallyengineered.com covers topics ranging from evolutionary diets to barefoot running and natural movement. He attended the Florida State University where he graduated with a bachelors and masters degree in Information Science. His interests include running and exercising outdoors, hiking, exploring, and capturing the natural world through the lens of his camera.



recipeFeatured Recipe


Grilled Orange Chicken Strips      

Ingredients:Grilled Orange Chicken Strips
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh orange segments 
  • 1/4 cup orange juice 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice 
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme 
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional 
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-inch strips  
  1. Combine the first nine ingredients in a resealable plastic; add chicken and turn to coat. Seal and refrigerate for 1 hour.  
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Thread meat on metal or soaked wood skewers. Grill, uncovered, over medium-hot heat for 6-8 minutes or until juices run clear, turning often.   
Yield: 4 servings.
This zesty marinade provides a great spin on typical chicken skewers and is perfect for any summer barbecue!  Recipe and photo compliments of Taste of Home

Share your favorite recipes at: blog@grasslandbeef.com.
Customer Feedback
Below comments all came from attendees of the Ancestral Health Symposium last weekend!

"Enjoyed your snacks at AHS...thank you!"Beef Jerky Sticks
Lester, CA

"Great idea to have all those samples at the symposium - I'm addicted!"
Eric, AZ

"I already placed an order for more of the snack sticks (and a few other things as well).  I REALLY appreciate your excellent customer service and it was a pleasure meeting you guys at AHS.  I may have "sampled" more of that beef jerky and those sticks than anyone else there...thanks for that too."  :-)

Seth, CA

Wholesale Hello!

We are happy to introduce a new section in our News Alerts that will shine some light on a featured US Wellness Wholesale customer.  We have many wholesale outlets around the country that many customers may not be aware of, so this is our chance to brag about them!  If you are interested in becoming a US Wellness wholesaler, simply drop us an email at: eathealthy@grasslandbeef.com.   


Bagliani's Market  

Our Wholesale Hello! this week takes us to Bagliani's Market in Hammonton, NJ, one of our favorite long-time wholesalers.  This unique market is a family business that has been around since 1959 and where you can still find homemade sausage, fresh produce and famous Italian specialties.  They also have grill and catering menus that will have your mouth watering!   


If you are ever in the area be sure to stop by and see what all the fuss is about!  They are located at 417 12th Street in Hammonton and are open every day.   


If you have a grocery store, specialty shop or retail outlet and are interested in stocking a freezer with grass-fed meat options, simply drop us an email at eathealthy@grasslandbeef.com



photosAugust 8, 2011 - Lewis County, MO
August Grazing
Cattle just moving into fresh, green pasture on a US Wellness farm in Northeast Missouri.
August Grazing

US Wellness - Supporting Our Troops

Supporting Our Troops
As the war on terror continues to rage in the Middle East, we continue to follow and support our troops both at home and abroad who work daily to protect our freedom.  Beginning in our 2011 News Alerts we will focus on different organizations and individuals who are making a difference in the lives of our American Soldiers.

This weekNavy Seals our thoughts and prayers are with the heroes of SEAL Team 6 and their families and friends after the devastating helicopter crash that took 38 lives including 22 members of SEAL Team 6 last Saturday, August 6.  This event was the largest loss of American life in the War Against Terror since June 2005 when sixteen service members were killed.  After reading countless reports and memorials, it was evident all of the servicemen on board that day were truly selfless, they were dedicated to serving their country and protecting its citizens, and they paid the ultimate price for that freedom. 

The Navy SEALs (Sea, Air and Land Teams) are the elite warriors that the military calls on for its most covert and dangerous operations.  SEAL Team 6 was responsible for the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden earlier this year, though no members of that raid were involved with the helicopter crash.  The military is now trying to figure out how to rebuild Team 6 after the devastating loss of life.  It takes years to train a SEAL member, and SEAL Team 6 is comprised of soldiers who have already completed many combat missions as a SEAL, and then are asked to compete for Team 6, the elitist of the elite. Only 50% pass the extra physical and mental will  required for Team 6

To learn more about the Navy SEALs visit their website.

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About U.S. Wellness Meats

U.S. Wellness Meats was founded on US Wellness CattleSeptember 1st, 2000. Pasture management and meat science research originated in 1997.

The company office is located 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:

Grass-Fed Lamb, Compassionate Certified Pork, Poultry, Wild Caught Seafood, Grass-Fed Bison, Grass-Fed Butter, Raw Grass-Fed Cheese, Raw Honey, Gourmet Rabbit, Wholesale Packs, Nutraceuticals, Pre-Cooked Entrees, Snacks, and Pet Food.

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On Sale!
BBQ Beef

The following delicious sale items will expire at 10 PM CST Saturday August 20, 2011.


BBQ Shredded Beef

- 8 (1.5 lb) packages 


Free Range Chicken Tenders

- 1.5 lbs 


Hot Jack Goat Cheese

- 8 oz


All-Natural BBQ Sauce

- 4 (16 oz) bottles




Delmonico Steak 

Delmonico Steak 

- 14 oz


Sugar Free Garlic Beef Franks  

- 1 lb


Free Range Chicken Wings 

- 2.8 lbs



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