U.S. Wellness News Alert

Sweet Valentine's Specials!
Seafood & Jerky Re-stocked 

February 13, 2011
Monticello, Missouri

Dear John,
Happy Valentine's Day!
February is "I Heart Beef Month" - so now is a perfect time, especially for Valentine's Day, to surprise your sweetie with grass-fed steaks!  Our famous Ribeye Steaks are on sale this week only so be sure to stock up!  This week's recipe section below is featuring a tasty Tenderloin recipe that your Valentine would love! 


Speaking of Valentines - our Sweet Greetings Contest winners are finally in!  Congratulations to Joann and Deborah for their winning entries: "Will You Marrow Me?" and "U Omega Me Happy!"  Both winners received a Valentine's gift package, and our three runners-up all received a special gift as well.  Thank you to everyone who participated!  We were overwhelmed with responses and will have another contest soon!


More good Valentine's news: a recent study shows that the high antioxidant content in dark chocolate and cocoa just might make them the next "super food."  We need antioxidants in our body to help prevent or slow down oxidative damage.  Antioxidants can help protect our body from some of today's most deadliest diseases - heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc.  Our friends at Mark's Daily Apple agree that not all chocolates are created equal.  Read his post to learn how to read chocolate labels, and to learn more about the best types of chocolates.  For a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth, try adding a Decadence Dark Chocolate Bar to your next order.  They are organic, raw, and gluten-free, soy-free, and sodium-free!


Do your afternoons seem to drag on?  Need a nap about 2:00 every day?  For a perfect mid-afternoon pick-me-up, our new favorite treat is a Whey Protein shake or drink.  Our tasty grass-fed whey comes in Natural Cocoa or Creamy Vanilla, and both are just as delicious as they are good for you!  There are endless ways to enjoy a protein shake, try it mixed with some almond milk, coconut milk, or mix milk and our Mango Cashew Cream with some Vanilla Whey Protein for a fruit smoothie, or Chocolate Cashew Cream with Natural Cocoa for an extra sweet treat!  Visit our Whey blog page for answers to all of your nutritional questions.     


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, February 13.  Promo codes will be emailed on Monday morning and will be active for 30 days. 

This week's question: "What city in Italy still receives ~1000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day ?"  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: This year the Super Bowl is being held in the new Cowboys Stadium in North Texas.  How many teams have played the Super Bowl on their home turf?  The answer was: None!  


Happy Valentine's Regards, 

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

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Inventory Updates

The following items are back in stock: Sockeye Salmon Filet 



Dr. Eric Serrano MD, MS, BCserrano

Question and Answer Column

Eric Seranno


Dear Dr. Serrano,


I've been eating grass-fed meats, raw dairy, high omega-3 eggs from a local farmer, and organic produce for almost 4 years now. I am a 46-year old woman who is covered with cellulite from my shoulders to my knees and need to loose approximately 20 pounds. I'm 5'8", and currently weigh 176 Lbs. and take no meds. I don't eat tons of grains or fruits. Mostly sprouted bread and one chocolate chip cookie after dinner. I eat more eggs, raw cheese and beef or chicken than anything else. Protein and fat keep my blood sugar balanced so that's what I eat.

Until just recently, I spent 9 years caring for my invalid mom who had lots of serious health issues, so sleep and stress were huge issues for me. Now, I have a chance to be more physically active with way less stress and better sleep. I'm doing 1/2 hour yoga most days, 45-minute spinning video several days a week, some surfing and leisurely bike riding.

Before I started on grass-fed foods, I had lost 50 pounds quite rapidly due to Wellbutrin & Weight-Watchers. My hair was falling out and my nails breaking, so even though I was eating and felt full, obviously my body was starving. I figured some of the weight I gained was due to my body hoarding in case of another "famine" but I thought after 4 years of eating plenty of healthy foods, it might have recovered by now.

How active do I need to be to get this cellulite off and get back to a decent weight? Do I need to something different with my meals? I usually eat 3 meals with snacks. I really appreciate any help you can give me! I don't want to waste time doing all the "wrong" things. Life's too short.

Thanks in Advance,


Dear KW,  


I want to wish you the best, because I am going through the same situation and I know how hard it is to take care of a parent. You are an incredible person, and I hope I get to meet you personally some day.  Taking care of your mom puts your life on hold and it is extremely difficult to keep up with your own health.


I also want to say congratulations on your weight loss, impressive, and a great job you must continue. I don't have enough data to give you an exercise program, and by the number of questions here John should throw a conference in organic eating, exercise and health and I will be the first one there.


You are 46-years-old and based on what you are telling me you were obese in the past and having a very stressful life due to your mom, leading to the problems you are having now. You are going to think that I am crazy but the best way to lose your weight, is not only eating right but also lifting weights and doing HIIT. HIIT is high intensity interval training but again I don't have enough information to make any recommendations right now so I am going to give you some guidelines to help you lose more weight, and I am going to give you two phone numbers of trainers that can create lifting programs for a person like you.


You are going to have a long life because you are an incredible person with a strong drive. I am also assuming because you surf and spin that you are in decent shape and I am going to base those guidelines on that:

  1. Before you start your exercise program, please get your blood checked for Thyroid deficiency, including TSH, T4, T3, insulin, lipid screen, cbc, DHEA, hormones, vitamin D, B12 and folate, zinc and selenium, Hgb1Ac, and lead and mercury, due to your symptoms.
  2. Start lifting.  I highly recommend Sam Visnic at (310) 349-6403 in California (Sam can order all your blood tests.) Or call John Thoma (614) 571-5200 or Mark Harmon (419) 230-9853. I have given different numbers due to regions in the USA.
  3. Use your spinning to do HIIT - for 15 seconds go as fast as you can and 30 seconds leisure (enough to catch your breath) and the 15 seconds should add to a total of 12 minutes initially, start slow and then increase the intervals.   
  4. Rotate fruits, never fruit juices
  5. Stay with a low carb diet but start loading with a carbo load day or a fat load
  6. Never consume the same amount of calories, see above, because the body gets used to it.
  7. Rotate proteins also
  8. If supplementing use enzymes, fish oils, and amino acids
  9. No cheeses for now; unless using a fat loading day
  10. No sweets
  11. Drink water, no pop, juices or teas unless unsweetened.


Thank you and good luck,


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

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recipeFeatured Recipe

Two Steppin' Tenderloin

Ingredients:Two Steppin Tenderloin
  • 2 Tenderloin Filets
  • 3 cups Baby Spinach, divided 
  • 2 tbsp Toasted Sliced Almonds
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Clove Garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp water, divided
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Uncooked Brown Rice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Dried Cherries


  1. Place 2 cups spinach, almonds, cheese and garlic in food processor. Cover; process until coarse paste forms. With motor running, slowly add 2 tablespoons water and oil until smooth. Season with salt, as desired. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F. Heat your favorite cooking liquid (coconut oil, ghee, butter, etc) in skillet over medium heat.
  3. Place beef steaks in skillet and brown 2 minutes. Turn steaks over and place skillet into preheated oven; cook 13 to 18 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning once.
  4. Meanwhile, combine rice, remaining 1 cup water and salt, if desired, in medium saucepan; cook according to package directions.
  5. Chop remaining 1 cup spinach. During last 5 minutes of cooking, add chopped spinach to pan and continue to cook. Remove from heat, add cherries and 1 tablespoon pesto to rice; stir to combine.
  6. Remove steaks from oven when internal temperature reaches desired doneness. Remove steaks from pan; tent loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Temperature will continue to rise.
  7. Serve steaks over brown rice with remaining pesto. Garnish rice with additional almonds, if desired.


Yield: 2 servings 


Recipe and photo compliments of The Missouri Beef Buzz.

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Our order has arrived and even after a week it is in excellent condition... frozen solidly!  We are extremely impressed with your careful packaging! 
We are also equally impressed with your accessible and prompt communications! Many thanks!  You have earned new customers who will be sure to spread the news of this positive experience! 
We're looking forward to enjoying your quality meats and other products! 
Thanks again! 
photosFebruary 8, 2011 - Lewis County, MO

February Cattle
Snow still remains after our blizzard last week.  These photos were taken as cattle gathered around hay bales while enjoying a sunny (but chilly!) February afternoon
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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.

BootCampaignThis week we are featuring the Boot Campaign, founded by five hard-working Texas ladies just to help out the Troops who are protecting our freedom day in and day out. Their goal is to see one million Americans in a pair of their boots.  They have been endorsed by and sold boots to an endless number of celebrities: actors, coaches, professional athletes, tv personalities, etc.
The proceeds from every pair of boots sold go to numerous organizations and charities that support and assist returning veterans recovering from life changing disabilities, injuires, and PTSD.  Some of their supporting organizations are the Lone Survivor Foundation and Ranch, Wounded Wear, Not Alone, and the Military Warriors Support Foundation
Follow them on Facebook for daily updates on all the exciting events they are a part of or check out their Flickr page to see all of their celebrity boot-wearers!
This eye-opening music video shows some of the daily challenges our wounded warriors are facing.

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

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On Sale!
Ribeye Steaks

The following delicious sale items will expire at 10 PM CST Saturday February 19, 2011.


Beef Ribeye Bulk Box

- 12 (15 oz) Ribeyes 


Pre-Cooked Pot Roast with Gravy & Herbs

- 2 lbs 


Chicken Leg Quarters

- 5 lbs


Plain Macadamia Nuts

- 8 oz bag




Delmonico Steak

Delmonico Steak

 - 14 oz


Raw & Organic Chocolate Ice Cream- 1 pint


Concentrated Mineral Complex

- 60 mL bottle


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