Happy Mother's Day! Every year, Mother's Day kicks off National Women's Health Week, a week dedicated to promoting women's health. The theme this year is It's Your Time, meaning that it is time to make your health one of your top priorities. However, you don't have to sacrifice your favorite sweets to do this - to satisfy your sweet tooth try our new line of organically grown Dark Chocolate or our raw, dairy-free organic Cashew Cream Ice Cream, in six decadent flavors!
Family dinners can actually improve your health? CNN Health reported on a recent study in the journal Pediatrics, that showed that children who eat dinner with their families at least three nights per week are at a reduced risk for obesity, eating disorders, and eat fewer unhealthy foods. This promising study shows that our kids do pay attention to what we are eating, so the sooner we are able to introduce nutrient-dense foods, including grass-fed meats and raw dairy products, the more they will pay attention and choose those foods on their own. The Weston A. Price Foundation website has a full section on children's health, as well as a great post about packing the perfect lunchbox.
Now is a great time to stock up on chicken! Some of our favorites: chicken wings and chicken feet are on sale this week. Chicken feet are key ingredients to a great chicken stock. Our chicken cutlets, drumsticks and chicken-apple sausages are all featured on a volume discount this week, so the more you buy the more you save! Since grilling season is here again, add some All-Natural BBQ Sauce to your next order for BBQ chicken on the grill! See our recipe section below for one of our favorite spring chicken salads.
We get questions every week about supplements - which ones do I need? how much do I take? And the list goes on. One of our favorites to recommend is Orion Concentrated Minerals. Not only are they organic, but they are naturally ionic - which means that they contain the most concentrated and active beds of trace minerals that are essential for overall health. It also contains substantial amounts of Fulvic Acid, which helps distribute those minerals directly to the inner cell. Luckily, Concentrated Minerals are very easy to take - simply add a few drops of the liquid supplement to your next bottle of water. One bottle should last you two-three months, depending on your desired dosage. For additional supplements that will help to provide the body with trace minerals, vitamins and other nutrients, visit our sister website US Cell Wellness.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Navel Expo on Long Island last weekend! We had a great visit to NYC and look forward to seeing everyone again next year.
Internet Explorer 9.0 Glitch
Internet Explorer recently introduced Version 9.0 that contains a gremlin on SSL websites employing user name and passwords. It has come to our attention in the past two weeks that the check out process will stall out after entering credit card information when shipping address options are presented.
Our web server manager suggests the user re-download Version 9.0 direct from Microsoft in hope a patch has been installed. Plan B is to use Firefox or Chrome browsers which work fine or call our toll free line below. Plan C suggests sending a trouble ticket to Microsoft if you encounter hang up during check out process.
We apologize for this maddening problem out of our control.
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, April 24. Promo codes will be emailed on Monday morning and will be active for 30 days. This week's question: "Which flower symbolizes Mother's Day?" Please email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org.Thanks to all who have been participating in our Trivia Contests! In the last news alert, we asked: The famous easter egg roll on the White House lawn is a tradition that dates back to what year? The answer was: 1878.
Happy Easter Regards,
John, Lee Ann, Megan, Tressa, Jennifer and Amanda on behalf of the farm families of U.S. Wellness Meats
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Dr. Eric Serrano MD, MS, BC
Question and Answer Column
Dear Dr. Serrano,
My son has Crohn's . He is currently doing well, by eating a very healthy diet including beef from U.S. Wellness. I have it directly shipped to his university's cafeteria. I have read conflicting reports on whether or not a person with this disease should eat beef. Is beef difficult to digest with a compromised digestive system? I would appreciate any insights you have.
First, I want to let you know how proud I am of your dedication. Crohn's disease is one that can be controlled with diet and no drugs. I am going to give you some guidelines for the management of the disease, although you are doing a wonderful job so far. No studies have ever shown that red meat is bad or good for Crohn's in the medical literature. However, the literature concentrates primarily on drugs and surgery. I have lots of both types of cases - earlier in the diagnosis, or later stage, more advanced Crohn's.
The most important thing to do first with Crohn's is to find out if your child may have any food allergies or sensitivities. Allergies to particular foods, or immune reactions such as celiac disease contribute to the inflammation which is the hallmark of Crohn's. The foods to investigate are as follows, in order of most allergenic to least allergenic: dairy, wheat, eggs, peanuts, soy. As you can see there is no mention of meat on this list.
To help with digestion, especially of proteins, supplement his diet with digestive enzymes, probiotics and fermented foods, such as yogurt (low sugar types). Encourage plenty of fluids, but again avoid the sugary, corn syrup laden fruit drinks. Good quality organic, grass-fed natural meats are vitally important in your son's diet. Besides the high quality, lower fat protein he will be consuming, grass-fed beef is high in Omega 3's and Conjugated Linoleic Acid, both of which are extremely helpful in lowering the body's inflammatory response. Watch fruits. Some fruits can cause reactions or flare-ups due to the high sugar content of the fruit. Pay attention for signs and symptoms of that. Food allergies can be checked with a blood test, but the best method is the two week elimination diet.
Overall it sounds as if you are on the right track with your son's diet and nutrition. Avoiding junky, starchy sugary foods, and sugary drinks will help to reduce the inflammation and prevent flare-ups. Increase his intake of high quality meats, such as US Wellness grass-fed beef with CLA and Omega 3's and your son should be able to enjoy optimal health.
All the best,
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Berry Chicken Salad
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 3 cups fresh baby spinach
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/2 cup halved fresh strawberries
- 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
- 4-1/2 teaspoons chopped pecans, toasted
- 2 tablespoons prepared fat-free raspberry vinaigrette
- Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 4-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.
- In a large bowl, combine the spinach, raspberries, strawberries, cheese and pecans. Divide among two serving plates.
- Slice chicken and arrange over spinach mixture; drizzle with vinaigrette.
Recipe and photo compliments of Taste of Home.
I just read an article
, written by Darren Rovell of CNBC
and felt compelled to write you regarding your efforts to promote grass-fed beef.
One year ago I joined a Crossfit gym in Yorkville, Illinois. I suffered from obesity, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, joint pain and all of the sub-conditions that spawn from these. The Crossfit community promotes a paleo/primal lifestyle
and I quickly adopted the habits. My family now consumes grass fed meats
in addition to the other tenets of a paleo lifestyle.
Sir, not only do elite athletes discover the significant benefits of your product but an entire global community of Crossfit athletes ranging from young children to the elderly are avid consumers of grass-fed beef. I myself have noted significant improvement in joint function and pain reduction. My hands and knees feel outstanding and at age 43 I am performing at a level equal to or exceeding what I did in my youth. I should add that my blood chemistry is normal now due solely to diet and I have dropped 30 pounds. Today I am 6'0, 185 pounds and prescription drug-free.
I credit the performance gains to a healthy lifestyle based on consumption of hormone free, grass fed (and finished) beef, organic fruits and vegetables, the elimination of sugars and drinking plenty of water.
I commend you for your efforts and hope you will consider including the Crossfit
community in your future marketing. The athletes would welcome you with open arms.
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: email@example.com.
Our next Wholesale Hello! features one of our Crossfit gyms - MBS Crossfit, located at the airport in Broomfield, CO. Crossfit is "constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement", and MBS Crossfit is dedicated to helping their members achieve optimum health through individual training, small group classes, and an always-changing workout of the day.
Their in-depth website can answer all of your Crossfit questions, tell you how to get started, gives you endless resources to learn more about Crossfit, and helps explain how important the paleo diet is to the program. To make sure their members have access to high quality grass-fed meats, they have started a wholesale program with US Wellness Meats. Their members pool their orders together and place a large order at the beginning of the month, which is shipped directly to the gym.
If your gym or fitness center is interested in becoming wholesale customers, please email us for more details. If you are in the Broomfield, CO area and looking for a great way to improve your health - visit MBS Crossfit!
May 2, 2011 - Lewis County, MO|
Our cattle are enjoying lush green pastures after spring rainfall.
US Wellness - 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 week we would like to introduce the Military Warriors Support Foundation
, a group that is dedicated to the heroes that our dedicated to are freedom. They are involved in many different projects to help support veterans on their return home - everything from education
They have provided new homes
to wounded warriors with extreme circumstances after they return from service, and have been instrumental in providing education and job resources to help soldiers get back on their feet after serving time overseas.
To help donate to this worthwhile cause, visit their website
, where you can also find a full list of upcoming events
to take part in!
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About U.S. Wellness Meats
U.S. Wellness Meats was founded on
September 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
, Compassionate Certified Pork
, Wild Caught Seafood
, Grass-Fed Bison
, Grass-Fed Butter
, Raw Grass-Fed Cheese
, Raw Honey
, Gourmet Rabbit
, Wholesale Packs
, Pre-Cooked Entrees
, and Pet Food
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