U.S. Wellness News Alert

Live from NYC on Independence Day!

July 3, 2011
Monticello, Missouri

Dear John,
Happy Independence Day!  

Happy Independence Day!  We hope everyone is having an enjoyable and relaxing holiday weekend.  As we celebrate with family and friends over the holiday, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of our troops serving overseas, their families at home, and the wounded warriors still recovering from battle scars.  Because of them we are able to celebrate yet another Independence Day.   


FoxandFriendsUS Wellness is on the move again! Be sure to tune into the Fox and Friends Morning Show tomorrow, July 4 as US Wellness founding member John Wood and Executive Chef Keith Armstrong grill up grass-fed goodies live on national television in downtown New York City!


Due to endless customer requests - we now have Unflavored Whey Protein in stock!  This can easily be mixed with your favorite drink, smoothie, or one of our favorites - almond milk.  What's so special about our Whey?  It is a non-denatured native whey protein sourced from 100% grass-fed cattle.  It is also minimally processed and not heated to extreme temperatures, ensuring that the fragile compounds naturally present in raw milk stay intact.  Visit our Whey Protein blog page for nutrition information and more details.  


Sad news - after much stress and deliberation the Pastureland Cooperative has decided to halt production of their popular Pastureland Organic Grass-fed Butter.  We had thought they would begin production again this spring, however that never happened.  When the butter is produced, so are vast quantities of skim milk - when the contract they had on the skim milk sales expired, and they could not find another purchaser, they could not afford to continue to make the butter.  The good news is that they would still like to continue production if another contract is signed for the skim milk, and there are still rumors that a third party may come along and resume production.  We will certainly keep you updated if this happens, in the meantime we do have 100% grass-fed Kerrygold Salted and Unsalted Butter in stock!  


Good news - one of our favorite steaks is on sale this week!  The Top Sirloin Butt Steak makes a perfect lunch steak or a great salad topper.  It is also perfect marinated in olive oil and thrown on a summer grill!  Be sure to visit the Primal-Palate for an amazing recipe featuring our Top Sirloin and Garlic & Chive Goat Cheese.   


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, July 3, 2011.  Promo codes will be emailed on Tuesday morning and will be active for 30 days. 

This week's question: "Which two patriots both died on July 4, 1826?"  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 is one of the best food sources of Vitamin D that you are going to add to your diet?  The answer could have been many things!  The highest concentrated source of Vitamin D comes from Cod Liver Oil, some other great choices are fatty fish, organ meats, eggs, and sunshine! 

Patriotic 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:Liverwurst 


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Dr. Eric Serrano MD, MS, BCserrano

Question and Answer Column


Dr. Eric Serrano

Hi Dr. Serrano,


My husband has medically controlled high cholesterol and blood pressure and a calcified aortic valve (possibly from rheumatic fever as a child) that frequently causes chest pressure and shortness of breath.  I know that grass-fed beef has omega 3's and CLA, but it also has a concentrated amount of saturated fat.  Should my husband eat this food in moderation, and, if so, how much or how often is common for guys who are almost 60 with his condition?


He eats very little meat and dairy, choosing soy products instead because this was such a scare for him.  His digestion has improved and his numbers are good.


Thanks for your suggestions.





Dear J.B.,


Eat organic, grass-fed beef, because as I have mentioned in previous articles, it is not the fat, but the source of the fat.


If he is getting saturated fats from bad sources, then he is going to get toxins in it. Go for the organic grass-fed red meat, but again, the key question is how is he feeling? If he is feeling good with high energy levels, then there is nothing to worry about. If he is feeling low energy levels, then we may need to look at other parts of his diet.


In addition I wouldn't use soy at all because of the estrogenic and insulinogenic properties.


All the best, 


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.


#1: Think Ahead


The best laid plans don't always succeed, but they certainly have a much better chance of working out when you're not just winging it. If you really want to reduce your food costs and be able to eat the highest quality food with your budget, you're going to have to use some forethought.


Don't Shop Hungry


Have you ever heard people say not to go shopping on an empty stomach? It's great advice. The hungrier you are, the tastier everything will look in the grocery store making you more susceptible to the marketing gimmicks that get people to buy stuff. Coincidentally, the food that is most likely to be bad for you will be employing the most advertising to get you to buy it.


Plan Your Meals


You don't necessarily need to account for every calorie of food which will cross your lips throughout the week, but identifying what your primary meals are going to be for each day will be incredibly helpful. By knowing what you intend to eat during the coming week, you can ration out your supplies and ingredients more effectively. The worst time to find out you're all out of beef stock is when you're already chopping up ingredients to put in your soup.


Make Your Shopping List Early


Most of the time, people write out their grocery list just before they head out the door. Doing your shopping this way is bound to leave you forgetting something and not remembering it till you arrive back at home. You'll probably waste gasoline money and might be left skipping a planned meal because of missing ingredients. Keep a pad of paper by the refrigerator and jot down notes as you go about your day.


Avoid Wasting Food


By knowing exactly what you're going to eat during the coming week, you'll have a good indication of what food is going to be used up. This can help you to avoid wasting food by eating or cooking with it before it spoils. Throwing away food is equivalent to throwing away money, so preventing spoilage should be a top priority. If it gets past the point which you can safely eat it, think of other options to make use of the food item. Composting is a great way to recycle spoiled food into new food for the future.


The Bottom Line


Putting in a little bit of extra effort and thought when managing your food supplies can really make a difference in your budget. You may not see huge savings right away, but over a long period of time the dollars will start adding up. Just get into a routine and make conscientious food management a permanent attribute of your household.




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

Black Pepper Chops with Molasses Butter     

Ingredients:Black Pepper Pork Chops
  • 4 Boneless Pork Chops 
  • 1/4 cup butter 
  • 1 tablespoon molasses 
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 
  • 4 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
  1. In small bowl blend butter, molasses and lemon juice with fork. Cover and refrigerate. 
  2. Rub chops on both sides evenly with pepper. Grill chops over a medium-hot fire for 12-16 minutes, turning once, until thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.  
  3. Top each chop with a tablespoon of molasses butter.   
Yield: 4 servings

Recipe and photo compliments of Pork Be Inspired.

Share your favorite recipes at: blog@grasslandbeef.com.
Customer Feedback

Hi Guys!Pemmican Bar

Yum, chicken feet!  And...did I tell you my 15 month old LOVES your pemmican?  That it is the easiest, most convenient toddler snack/dinner addendum ever?  It was a RELIEF to find out how much she loves pemmican.  Most toddler snacks are carb based because that's what's easy to transport if you're running errands, etc, so I've been so grateful for the pemmican!!

She will toddle up to the freezer, point, and say, "Yummmm!!"

Thanks So Much!!

Sarah (and baby Isabella!)

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.   


NaturalFoodsCoop This week's Wholesale Hello! takes us to the happiest place in America!  San Luis Obispo, CA was selected as the happiest place in America in a recent National Geographic publication - read the full article here.  One of our premier wholesalers is the Natural Foods Co-op in San Luis Obispo.  They have been loyal customers for years.  We were lucky enough to get them to share their store with our readers:  


"We are a small member owned cooperative in San Luis Obispo, CA.  Even though we are owned by our members, we are open to the public.  We currently have about 600 active members, who range from young Cal Poly college students, to full families, to older shoppers who have been with the Co-op for 30+ years.  Our store is just shy of 2000 square feet, but we manage to pack it full of as many products as we can.  We love being able to sell the high quality meats and cheeses that you guys provide for us, as most of us eat them ourselves." 


The Natural Foods Co-op carries a wide range of meat items, and they always have plenty of our raw, grass-fed cheese in stock.  If you are ever in the San Luis Obispo area be sure to check them out at 745 Francis Avenue.



photosJune 23, 2011 - Lewis County, MO
Summer Grazing
Grazing shots taken at sundown on a cool June evening.
Summer 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.

426BrigadeThis week we'd like to introduce the 426th Brigade Support Battalion out of Fort Campbell, KY.  They recently celebrated with the 426 BSB Org Day, and US Wellness was proud to provide all the beef franks and hamburgers they could eat!

The Taskmasters' efforts have helped improve convoy safety in Afghanistan as seen in the photos below.  Here they are installing a rocket propelled grenade netting on vehicles to protect them from RPG's hitting the hull of the vehicle.  These were later battle-tested while conducting re-supply and recovery missions.

We salute the 426th Brigade Support Battalion for their continued valiant efforts in the war against terror, as well as the rest of the troops protecting our freedom day in and day out. 

426Brigade - Afghanistan426Brigade - Afghanistan


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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!
Fresh Cut Pork Chops

The following delicious sale items will expire at 10 PM CST Saturday July 9, 2011.


Fresh Cut Pork Chops

- 2 (6 oz) chops 


Top Sirloin Butt Steak

- 6 oz 


Bone-In, Skin-On Chicken Breasts

- 5 lbs


Raw Monterey Jack Cheese

- 10.5 oz 




Natural Cocoa Whey    

Natural Cocoa Whey 

- 30 servings


Ground Pork  

- 1 lb


Pet Burger 

- 1 lb


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