U.S. Wellness News Alert

US Wellness Cover Model! 

June 5, 2011
Monticello, Missouri

Dear John,
Cover Shot!  

We have settled into summer here in Northeast Missouri, and after a winter of blizzards and freezing temps we are loving the sunny days and warm weather!


US Wellness is now officially a cover model!  We got our first issue of Paleo Magazine here at the office this week, and were happily surprised to see our Skirt Steak right on the front cover.  Our friends at the Primal Palate submitted the recipe and took some amazing photos.  The first issue is bursting with paleo information by some of the best authors in the industry.  We are proud to say that many of them have US Wellness connections.  If you haven't subscribed to the first print magazine dedicated to the paleo lifestyle, it isn't too late!  You can order your subscription online and then be sure to visit their Facebook page to see what all the buzz is about.  


Speaking of paleo - it's finally here!  We have been getting requests for a Sugar-Free Pork Bacon for well over a year, and we finally have a recipe that will work.  Sugar-Free Pork Bacon is now in the store and ready to ship to all of our hungry paleo eaters out there!


We had a very busy Memorial Day week here at US Wellness.  We were proud to be featured on the Fox & Friends Morning Show in downtown New York City on Memorial Day morning to help spread the good word about grass-fed beef.  If you missed the broadcast you can watch the clip here.  We had lots of response from our Facebook fans - so thank you to everybody who tuned in!   


Don't forget about Dad!  Father's Day will be here in only two weeks and US Wellness Gift Certificates make the perfect Father's Day surprise.  Let Dad pick out his favorite steaks, burgers and ribs for a Father's Day BBQ and hopefully he'll share with the rest of the family!    


Our thoughts and prayers are still with our neighbors in Southwest Missouri that were slammed with a massive F5 tornado last month.  If you would like to help, the Convoy of Hope is a generous organization that is trucking food and other supplies directly to the victims.


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, June 5.  Promo codes will be emailed on Monday morning and will be active for 30 days. 

This week's question: "Father's Day was made a permanent holiday when which President signed it into law in 1972?"  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: Memorial Day has not always had the same name - what was it formerly known as?  The answer was: Decoration Day.

Summer 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:Beef Marrow Bone Stock


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Dr. Eric Serrano MD, MS, BCserrano

Question and Answer Column

Eric Seranno


Dear Dr. Serrano,


Thank you for your gluten/celiac article.  Please send me your protocol that you referenced in the final paragraph of the article.

I am a 48 year old male and had digestive issues all my life until 1.5 years ago, when I stopped eating gluten, grains, starches, and sugar.  I was not tested for celiac but assume that I have the disease since my digestive symptoms vanished with my dietary changes.  I only consume grass fed meats, free range chicken and eggs, no-nitrate pork, vegetables, nuts, and some berries.  I exercise regularly (competitive singles tennis, interval sprints, and weight lifting) and maintain a muscular physique with single-digit body fat.

I am requesting your protocol because, despite my overall good health, I suspect that I'm missing something because my dietary improvements have not helped these issues at all, thus far: (1) my IGE has been consistently over 400 for at least 10 years; and, (2) I've had a highly reactive skin allergic response all my life; and, (3) I have to take massive doses of calcium (citrate) supplements, (7000mg/day when exercising in the Florida summer heat; less in other seasons) in order to prevent terrible muscle cramps.

Other than the IGE, my current bloodwork is pristine, including normal calcium levels.  My wife is a chiropractor and discovered the calcium/cramps connection after I suffered for many years, including near-emergency, whole-body cramping episodes.  I can consume this dosage of calcium supplements, without added magnesium, and have normal bowel movements with no constipation; I believe this is because I do not absorb calcium normally; therefore I need the massive dosage.  Without high doses, I am unable to exercise or have a cramp-free night.  If I supplement the calcium with magnesium (or potassium), the calcium seems to be less effective for cramps, and I will usually have diarrhea.

Regarding the elevated IGE, I have had regular skin eruptions for at least the past 20 years that are not consistent with the look of a celiac rash.  My skin "bumps" appear with the look of individual "mosquito bites" that are not in clusters.  A dermatologist's biopsy of these bumps was negative, and following allergy testing, an immunologist diagnosed atopic dermatitis, perhaps from tree pollen or molds.  He recommended a course of allergy shots, stating there is some evidence that the shots were effective with skin issues; however, I declined the shots, not wanting that in my system.  I have a feeling there is some type of intestinal connection to this skin issue.

Can you suggest any changes that I might try which would alleviate the elevated IGE, skin bumps, and/or need for high-dose calcium?  Thank you for any additional information that you have time to provide!



Dear Keith,

I am sorry for the delayed response, but I have been traveling and by the way your wife sounds awesome and we need to look at your symptoms a little deeper:


When do you get the cramps? Only during workouts, and which kind? How long do they last? Only in your legs? Is your belly included?


What kind of drinks do you consume? carbonated water?


In addition, your skin condition is related to not consuming enough GLA in your diet and not enough of certain fats.  Ask your wife to call Scott at (614) 596-7994 and start taking 6 Alpha Omegas per day for 20 days and after that only 4 per day - that will help you with your skin.


About your diet, and the IGE, you still have not done the correct allergy test, and again you will have to ask your wife for help.  Ask her to order the Immunolab test from Florida and that will help you with your food allergies and maybe some of the IGE problems.


How much reflux do you have?


Have you checked iron, thryoid, B12, selenium, boron, vitamin D, PTH, RBC magnesium and ionized calcium levels?


Before I continue doing the high dosages I would check all those labs and make sure they are ok.


I can't give you my protocol for gluten because when I create diets I look at events, conditions, age, race, sex, genetics, area, stresses, supplementation and blood work before I start making recommendations.


I do know you have a digestive issue but again not enough details, I hope this helps in your quest. 

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

Garlic Lime Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp      

Ingredients:Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil 
  • 1/4 tablespoon lime juice 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 10 cooked medium shrimp, shelled and deveined 
  • 5 slices bacon, cut in half 
  • 4 oz can whole green chili peppers, drained, and sliced lengthwise 
  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced (optional) 
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges (optional)
  1. Whisk together the oil, lime juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Toss the shrimp in the marinade, then refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. 
  2. Preheat an indoor electric grill for medium-high heat. 
  3. Remove the shrimp from the marinade, and shake off excess. 
  4. Wrap each shrimp with a strip of chili pepper, then half a bacon slice. Secure with a toothpick. Repeat with remaining shrimp.  
  5. Cook on preheated grill until the bacon is crisp, and the shrimp is hot, 6 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle the shrimp with diced avocado, and garnish with lime wedges to serve. 


Recipe and photo compliments of Allrecipes.com.

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Customer Feedback
I just wanted to thank you for recommending that customers watch Dr. Lustig's video, "The Bitter Truth". 

I teach at a community college and have my Wholistic Health students watch this video and it elicits one of the most powerful and insightful response from the students. 

At the end of the semester when the students do their class evaluation many write of how it really opened their eyes and made them re-think the way they eat.  Very sobering indeed!!

Thanks very much!

Mary Anne

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.   


Designer FitnessThis week's Wholesale Hello! takes us to  Designer Fitness in Gainsville, VA. Owner Tony Lewis has been a fan of US Wellness for several years, and recently started offering wholesale orders for his gym clients.  Designer Fitness has done an excellent job educating their members on the importance of smart nutrition to overall health and fitness.


If you are looking for personal training, weight-loss programs, group workouts, golf conditioning or even cross fit classes, look no further! If you are in the Gainsville, VA area they would be happy to give you a tour of their impressive facilities, and you can even pick up some grass-fed steaks on your way home!


You can visit them online at: www.designerfitness.net and be sure to check out their training videos on YouTube.   



photosMay 31, 2011 - Lewis County, MO
May Cattle
On the move!  These cattle have stopped for a quick photo shoot before moving into fresh, green pasture.
May Cattle

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.

GiveToTheTroopsOur spotlight this week is on Give To The Troops, an inspirational company that is sending much-needed care packages and letters directly to troops stationed abroad. 

This company was founded by the wife of a soldier when her husband was deployed to Iraq.  She was sending him care packages, and felt that other soldiers might not have anyone sending them gifts or letters and wanted to help keep their morale up also.  She began contacting local schools, churches, etc and the community response was overwhelming.  They are now running a nationwide not-for-profit company that has now supported over one million troops - and that number continues to grow! 

There are many ways you can take part in this generous effort - you can contribute supplies, letters, food, or give a monetary donation which will be tax-deductible.  Simply visit their website for all the details, to read their history, and see pictures and testimonials from the troops themselves.

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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!
Beef Bologna

The following delicious sale items will expire at 10 PM CST Saturday June 11, 2011.


Beef Bologna

- 1 lb


Small Beef Brisket  

- 3 lbs


Free Range Chicken Wings  

- 2.5 lbs


Large Laundry Soap Nuts 

- 80 loads 




Salmon Oil    

Sockeye Salmon Oil 

- 180 softgels


Pet Burger 

- 1 lb


Turkey Provolone Sausages 

- 1 lb 


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