US Wellness News Alert

Holiday Happenings & Lots of Restocks!

Ten To-Do's For The New Year  

December 18, 2011
Monticello, Missouri

Dear John,    



Another busy week here at US Wellness Meats, we appreciate all of the new orders that took advantage of the ground beef sale!  Hopefully that helped everyone stock up for holiday cooking.   


Speaking of the holidays, it is not too late to receive your order in time for Christmas! We will be shipping as usual this week, please have all orders in by Wednesday at 10:00 am CST if you want them to arrive this week.  We want to remind everyone that FedEx will be closed Monday, December 26th and Monday, January 2 in observance of Christmas and New Year's Day.  Therefore we will be unable to ship either of those days.    


Feast without fear this holiday season, author Stan Fishman shares how in his most recent blog post.  There is no reason to fear the holiday weight gain as long as you are enjoying real, unprocessed foods.  We are proud to carry two of Stan's excellent cookbooks in our store, if you are looking for Christmas gifts, this is a great place to start!    


We stumbled across a pretty cool website this week Greatist released their list of the 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011.  Just reading this list made us want to go run a few laps!  This stellar lineup includes some of our paleo favorites - Mark Sisson and Robb Wolf, as well as an impressive collection of doctors, chefs and authors.  Who is your biggest health and wellness inspiration?  Who was left off the list?  We can think of a few...head on over to Facebook and tell us what you think! 


Lots back in stock this week - beef chuck roasts, corned beef brisket, beef heart, tallow buckets, sugar free franks and marrow bones!  Our apologies for the extended shortages, our meatcutters have been working overtime to keep up with holiday demand.   


Christmas is exactly one week away!  Still need some last minute gifts?  It's not too late - we can email you gift certificates all week, just have your order in before Friday! 


Thank you to all of our devoted Facebook fans!  We have almost reached the 5,000 followers mark so if you have not found us on Facebook yet stop by and see all the great info you are missing out on!   


This week we would like to say "welcome home" to all of our troops who are leaving Iraq and making their way home for the holidays.  We wish all of our returning soldiers, wounded warriors, servicemen and women still stationed overseas, and their families the best of holiday wishes.  As we are caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays let us not forget the priceless gift of freedom that our military helps protect every day.    


Holiday Regards, 

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

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Dr. Eric Serrano MD, MS, BCserrano

Question and Answer Column

Dr. Eric Serrano


Hello Dr. Serrano,    


My son is 24 years old 5' 9" and has been exercising for about 2 years. He originally lost approx 30 pounds and has maintained his weight around 155 lbs. He lifts heavy weights approx 3 times per week. He is under 10 percent body fat and is what I call definitely 'cut'. He is basically staying on a zero or very low carb diet and is in a constant state of  ketosis. Sometimes he carbs up one day a week. My question is - is it safe to stay in a constant state of Ketosis?

Tim L.



Dear Tim,


It is okay to be in ketosis if you are not a diabetic, otherwise perfectly safe. Tell your son that if he doesn't change his diet or vary it once in a while the body will adapt to it.  This is for bodybuilding purposes not for health purposes, and we rebel against him so make sure that he is not only carb loading but also use fat loading days if working out very hard. To answer your question, your son is doing great.

Good Luck, 


Dr. Serrano



This is a friendly reminder to email health and wellness questions to 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.


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Dr. Jeffrey Morrison, MD
Dr. Jeffrey Morrison

Ten To-Do's for the New Year

By: Jeffrey Morrison, MD

During the month of December and before the end of the year, let's take this opportunity to appreciate the wonderful things we have in our life and consider modifying certain personal behaviors that may have adverse affects on our health.  I am presenting you today with ten practical health-improving strategies for you to consider incorporating into your home and family life in 2012.  Consider using this list as a home health inventory.  Some of these suggestions are items to remove from your pantry, some are items to add to your home, and some are to debunk nutrition myths.  I hope that you find these strategies useful, helpful and above all, promoting health and wellness for you and your family.

Items to remove from your kitchen/home:

  • Plastic Bottles and plastic containers:  Plastics are known endocrine disruptors, which means they interact with hormone receptors, possibly making a person more susceptible to precocious puberty or hormone related cancers.  Food and liquid stored in plastic can absorb plastics during the heating process, which can occur when they are heated in a microwave oven or if they become hot in a car or storage container.  Instead, store food and liquids in glass or ceramic containers.  If you must use plastic, choose the ones with recycle numbers - 1, 2, 4 and 5 
  • Aluminum or Teflon cookware: Aluminum is a metal that can leach into food during cooking.  Aluminum has been associated with neurodegenerative conditions.  Also, Teflon cookware is made from a Fluoride containing toxic chemical called polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) that can leach into food when the surface is scratched.  Consider cooking with cast iron, pyrex or stainless steel instead.




Jeffrey A. Morrison, M.D. is a practicing physician, founder of The Morrison Center and The Daily Benefit Program, an award-winning author of Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind, and a leader in the field of Integrative Medicine.  Visit, to follow him on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, and watch his videos on YouTube.




recipeFeatured Recipe

Crockpot Braised Lamb Shanks

The crockpot is one of our secret weapons here at US Wellness - grass-fed meats respond perfectly to low, slow heat and this recipe is no exception!  Thanks to Diane Sanfilippo at Balanced Bites for posting it!

Lamb Osso Buco  



  • 2 lbs of lamb shanks (osso buco) 
  • 1- 32oz can of organic canned marinara sauce* 
  • 1 yellow or white onion, roughly chopped 
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed 
  • A few shakes of of Celtic sea salt 
  • Black pepper to taste - I used a few grinds over the pot 
  • Optional: 1/4 c of liquid from kalamata or green olives (I had some leftover sitting in a jar so I threw it in!)  
  1. Place frozen lamb, tomatoes (spices optionally), onion, carrots, garlic, salt, and pepper into the crock pot on low for 8 hours (overnight or all day).
  2. The dish is done when the meat is falling off of the bone. 


  •  You may also braise the lamb in a dutch oven pot like this one at around 250 degrees for 6+ hours.
  • Try this dish with beef instead of lamb!  


  • This dish will make anywhere from 2-4 servings depending on how much meat vs bone is in your lamb, who you are feeding, and how much they eat. I'll probably enjoy it at 3 meals.


*Note: If you can't find a good pre-seasoned sauce without weird additives or extra sugar, use plain tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes and add 1 tsp each of dried basil and oregano or other seasonings you like.  



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Thanks so much for posting me on your newsletter and up on Facebook.  I appreciate it immensely!  Hopefully we can get the word out about your great products to more hungry people!  I just posted part 2 on my blog.  Here is the link:

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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:   


Natural Mercantile The Natural Mercantile in Hamilton, VA is one of our favorite little wholesale shops.  They provide a great assortment of natural products and food items, including some of our grass-fed meats to their local customers.  We are proud to say that we have been providing their grass-fed proteins for a few years now, and are honored to be a part of their business. 

Small, local businesses are driving forces in rural economies and we have many other retail shops that are integral to their communities and the customers they serve.  While most of our orders ship direct to the consumer, we are happy to be able to help them supply local customers with hard-to-find grass-fed goods.

If you own a retail store or have a local store looking to expand their meat selection simply drop us an email at:     
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December Grazing
US Wellness cattle grazing enjoying some green Rye grass in southern Alabama this month! 

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.

Tough MudderWe have found one of the toughest events on the planet, and it is benefiting one of the best organizations on the planet.  You have to check out ToughMudder - their demo video will wear you out just watching it!  The sense of achievement after finishing one of these events is monumental.  Another monumental feat - they have raised over $2 million for the Wounded Warrior Project, which all goes to support wounded veterans and their families.   


For more information check out their website to find an event in your area.    

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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!

The following delicious sale items will expire at 10 PM CST Saturday December 24, 2011.


NY Strip Kabobs
- 1 lb

Wild Caught Albacore Tuna
- 6 oz can

Grass-Fed Lamb Kidney
- 0.25 lbs

B/I Leg of Lamb
- 5.8 lbs

Vanilla Cashew Cream Ice Cream (Date-Sweetened)
- 1 pint




pork ground med 

Ground Pork 

- 1 lb


Chicken Feta & Spinach Sausage Links 

- 1 lb


Vital Whey Protein- Natural Vanilla 

- 30 servings 


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