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October 9, 2011
Monticello, Missouri

Dear John,    

Angus Grazing


Another new month here at US Wellness Meats, it is hard to believe it is October already!  We are looking forward to one of our favorite holidays, and in celebration of Halloween we'll be treating our customers all month!  Be on the lookout for our "No Tricks, Just Treats" surprises throughout October.  Last week, ten lucky winners were issued store credits to automatically cover the handling fee on their next order.  We've listed the winners over at our Facebook page and there are still plenty more chances to win.  Simply placing an order automatically earns you a chance to win some neat treats.   


This week on each of our regular shipping days (Monday-Wednesday), we will be randomly selecting five orders to receive one of our favorite treats-  70% San Jose Del Tambo Dark Chocolate bars.  These are one of our best kept secrets and one of the healthiest chocolate treats you will enjoy this Halloween!  Keep reading our newsletters this month for more ways to win.  

We are very excited to introduce our newest feature chef - Peggy Emch, author of the popular blog Primal Parent.  She was kind enough to sit down and answer several of our cooking questions and she also prepared some of her favorite primal dishes to share on our Fall in Love recipe page!  Be sure to check it out for an amazing (and easy!) beef carpaccio recipe.   


We are still going primal here at US Wellness as part of the 30-day Primal Challenge hosted by Mark's Daily Apple.  Some days are easier than others, and even we are sometimes at a loss for recipe ideas; if you ever find yourself in that same situation be sure and visit the Show Your Primal Dish page for a mouth-watering slideshow of recipes and photos submitted by readers.  If you are like us, these primal dishes will give you all sorts of new ideas!


Speaking of recipes, this article from the New York Times about the true cost of junk food caught our eye this week.  We were shocked to read that there are five fast food restaurants for every one grocery store in the US.  This interesting statistic helps explain the obesity epidemic that is rocking our country and especially our youth.  Kids are growing up in households that don't go grocery shopping, have parents that can't cook anything that doesn't come in a box, and are eating fast food almost every night of the week.  And people wonder how we have gotten so fat?  This trend is not going to change unless we do something about it - luckily there were a few very positive solutions in this article.  One place to start is by simply educating our children.  Teaching them how to cook, bringing back home economics, and reaching out to parents with easy dinner recipe ideas are just a few suggestions.  There are many ways we can tackle this issue but getting the word out is the first thing that needs to be done.  So if you have a blog, attend school board meetings, know a teacher - let's help spread the word about the dangers facing this fast food nation and how this is going to affect the next generation if we don't turn the tide.   


Great News!  We have some long-time favorites on sale this week!  Stock up on our famous Beef Short Ribs - both the bulk box and one pound package are on sale.  Our NY Strip Steak doesn't go on sale very often so be sure to take advantage of those savings.  Now is the season for chicken soup and broth recipes - our free range chicken backs are a cost effective way to make the best chicken broth!   


Finally - the 85% lean ground beef is back in stock.  Our apologies for the shortages this month - our meatcutters have been working overtime trying to keep up! 


October Regards, 

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

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Top Sirloin Butt Steak



Dr. Eric Serrano MD, MS, BCserrano

Question and Answer Column


Dr. Eric Serrano


Dear Dr. Serrano,   


I enjoy reading and appreciate your great insights. Would you please advise which type of milk is better - homogenized or non-homogenized? We buy slow pasteurized (using lower heat) milk from Lakeview Farms, and they have both types available.
Also, I would appreciate your opinion about using omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil. I've read that: 


"As you increase your intake of omega-3 essential fatty acids by consuming fish oil, you actually increase your need for even more antioxidant protection because fish oil is very perishable.  Antioxidants are necessary to ensure that the fish oil doesn't oxidize and become rancid inside your body. Oxidation leads to the formation of those unhealthy free radicals. Unique antioxidants - including astaxanthin and a novel marine flavonoid - may protect you from damaging free radicals. Krill Oil carries omega-3s in the form of phospholipids20- liposomes or little packages that deliver fatty acids directly to your body's cells. Scientific evidence to date has shown that the safest and most effective carriers of EPA and DHA (two essential omega-3 fats) are these phospholipids. Unfortunately, inferior fish oil and krill oil brands lack this phospholipid complex. Instead they contain omega-3 fatty acids in the less-beneficial form of free triglycerides".

Would you please comment, on the statements in the preceding paragraph? Is it true that any kind of high quality fish oil supplements without such antioxidants as astaxanthin can be harmful? Also, is it really significant that omega-3s would be in the form of phospholipids? How about these fish oil supplements, are they good enough, or better to look for some high quality Krill Oil?
Thank you so much,



Dear D,


Thank you for your compliments. I need to define each process for you and you can then decide:
1.  Homogenization means making the big fat droplets smaller, supposedly to make it easier to digest. NOT TRUE, the real reason is so people don't have to look at the "nasty" fat on top of the liquid portion of the milk. When you homogenize fat you release xanthine oxidase, which is an enzyme that damages your arteries, and this is strike number one. In addition, it does make digestion simpler but it also damages the fat soluble vitamins, sometimes making them harder to digest and absorb.

2.  Pasteurization means sterilization, which means killing all the good and bad bacteria within the milk. With conventional milk, this is good, but with good organic sources, this isn't necessary. When conventional goes bad you cannot drink it, but when raw milk sours, it is actually fermented because of all the good bacteria in it, it becomes a keifer which is good for you.

Now to your last question, about fish oils, which I love. The krill oil is a great supplement and it has the phospholipids. A few people cannot consume krill if they are allergic to shellfish or shrimp, so I have seen allergic reactions to krill oils.

It is true that fish oils can get oxidized in your blood, but so do the phospholipids, and that is why you must have a balanced diet and a balanced fat consumption. I don't recommend fish oils by themselves and that is why I created Alpha Omega 3, which is a blend of omega 3, 9 and 6. Our body was meant to consume all of them and with the excess consumption of 6 we do create imbalances that require the correction, but again you need all of them for your body to work correctly.
Back to your question: are krill oils better than fish oils?  Yes sometimes, depending on the person--but are they better than a balanced omega 9, 3, 6 combination, no.

Take Care!  


Dr. Serrano



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Shane Ellison, MS

Shane Ellison

Michael Douglas Not Cured:   

Could He Train His Immune System to Kill Cancer?


By Shane "The People's Chemist" Ellison
(C) 2011 All Rights Reserved


Hollywood celeb Michael Douglas has been pronounced tumor free.  After a harrowing diagnosis of throat cancer, he underwent chemo and radiation.  But, doctors are quick to say "he isn't cured."  So am I.

Cancer cells are notorious for escaping eradication and it's well known that chemo and radiation are overt failures when it comes to granting long term survival.  But, if Michael learns to train his immune system to kill cancer, he could remain free from the biological superpower.

Protruding from the slick, outer membrane, cancer cells display a unique tag, much the same way a prison displays a barbed wire fence around its perimeter.  Upon their discovery by the immune system, deadly anti-cancer compounds are employed which bind and force acid-containing sacs called lysosomes to burst.  This caustic explosion disintegrates the complex and intricate cellular anatomy of rogue cancer cells, leaving healthy cells safe and unscarred.  

Unfortunately, the immune system doesn't automatically seek and destroy.  It has to be trained to do so by a family of naturally occurring compounds known as polysaccharides.  These are supplied by reishi and almond mushrooms (Agaricus blazei).  

Used together for thousands of years in China, the healing mushrooms were consumed by emperors to help them "live like an immortal who never dies."  The high-tech jargon of modern medicine has since verified their safety and effectiveness.

Oxford Journals wrote, "The polysaccharides phytocomplex is thought to be responsible for its immunostimulant and antitumor properties, probably through an opsonizing biochemical pathway [which just means that they help produce antibodies for cancer antigens or rather boost the cancer radar]. Clinical studies are positive confirmations."

Sloan Kettering cancer center published that, "The polysaccharides and anti-angiogenic compounds present in [almond mushroom] Agaricus are thought to be responsible for its antitumor properties. Such effects are believed to be exerted by immunopotentiation or direct inhibition of angiogenesis."

Observing the anticancer properties first hand, Oncology Reports stated that, "These findings suggest that growth inhibition of lung and stomach cancer by blazein results from the induction of apoptosis by the compound."

To best harness the health benefits associated with this mushroom duo, you'll want to ensure that they contain the absolute highest amount of polysaccharides.  Therefore, in addition to following the guidelines for choosing the right supplement in my book, Over-The-Counter Natural Cures, make sure ground mushroom products consist of both the fruit body, which is the cap and stem, as well as the mycelium.

Costing about $10 per month, the anti-cancer efficacy of the mushroom pair marks a turning point in the fight against cancer - away from convention and more toward logic and science.  Hopefully, Michael Douglas and all of those who come after him, learn how to train their immune system to kill cancer, for real. 



About the Author:


Shane Ellison is an award winning chemist with a master's degree in organic chemistry and the author of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures.  He has been quoted by USA Today, Shape, Woman's World, as well as Women's Health and has appeared on Fox and NBC as a natural medicine advocate.  Learn about 5 Deadly Pills You And Your Loved Ones Might Be Swallowing at


recipeFeatured Recipe

Moroccan Chicken Salad

Moroccan Chicken Salad


Chicken Ingredients:

  • 2 t paprika 
  • 1 t coriander 
  • 1 t cumin 
  • 1/2 t cinnamon 
  • 1/4 t red pepper flakes 
  • salt
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts, cut into chunks  
Tasty Stuff Inside the Salad:
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce 
  • 4 small golden beets 
  • 1 small-to-medium butternut squash 
  • Toasted almonds 
  • Dried cherries (or cranberries-something tart will work best)
For the Dressing:
  • Juice 1 lemon 
  • Juice 1 lime 
  • 1/2 avocado 
  • 1-2 T vinegar (champagne or cider) 
  • 1/4-1/2 c avocado oil (olive oil will work too) 
  • salt and pepper  

  1. Preheat your oven to 400F.
  2. Peel the beets and butternut squash (remove the seeds). Chop into small pieces, salt/pepper and oil the pieces. Roast until the squash is soft, about 20 minutes (depending on how big the pieces are).
While the veggies are roasting...
  1. In a large bowl, combine all the spices together. Toss the chicken pieces into the bowl and coat them evenly with the spice mixture. Heat a saute pan over medium-high heat and saute the chicken until cooked through. Remove from the pan and add to the serving bowl.
  2. Wash and chop the lettuce. Add it, along with the rest of the "tasty" ingredients to the serving bowl. Add the squash and beets too. 
For the dressing...
  1. Combine all ingredients into a small food processor and process until smooth. Of course, you could use a whisk and bowl, in lieu -just make sure you've smashed the avocado up before adding it to the dressing.



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I am a new customer and have just been sampling your grass-fed beef from my first order.  The shredded beef with BBQ sauce was awesome.

I've been looking for a source of grass-fed beef for health reasons, but my local health-food grocery butcher said that they stopped stocking it because their customers didn't like the flavor (not your brand, but I'm not sure which one it was).  I had also heard that grass-fed beef was less tender in general, so I was getting discouraged about trying it.

I'm so glad that I found your site (through Dr. Mercola) and just want to tell you how tender and delicious everything we ordered from you so far is.  I really appreciate the excellent quality and the convenience of being able to order online. I'm looking forward to trying your cheeses and other products as well.

Thank you,

Flagstaff, AZ

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:  This week we are featuring one of our most unique wholesalers - is an automotive internet marketing company, that is winning a slew of awards.  They were named Outside Magazine's 2011 "One of the Best Places to Work", Inc. Magazine recognized them as one of 2011's "Fastest Growing Companies" for the fifth year in a row, and they won the 2010 Top Small Company Workplace Award, just to name a few.  What makes this such a special place to work?  Visit their website and you will hear testimonials and see countless examples of what makes this company so great.  They have intramural sports teams, massage chairs in the office, a gym, fitness classes, as well as the Dot Calm Cafe, which is where we come in.  They have been taking advantage of our wholesale program in order to offer their employees some of the best grass-fed beef products as well as some of our other assorted meat products and snacks.  Sounds like a great place to work and eat indeed!  


If you are interested in saving by buying in bulk and bringing some US Wellness goodness into your business or company, simply drop us an email at: and we'll be happy to help you sign up for our wholesale program.  We have many different restaurants, specialty stores, gyms, schools, and co-ops that are taking advantage of some great grass-fed savings! 


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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.

JR MartinezOur story this week is inspired by Dancing With the Stars, one of the best dancers this season is J.R. Martinez, an Iraq war hero who suffered life-threatening injures when his Humvee ran over a land mine in 2003.  He survived with over 40% of his body covered in burns and spent the next 34 months at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) and underwent 33 surgeries.   


Miraculously, he has survived and is accomplishing great things.  While at BAMC he soon realized the power he had in helping other recovering soldiers and as he shared his story and listened to theirs, he was able to make a profound impact on their lives and recovery efforts.  This has led into an inspiring motivational speaking career which has in turn led to appearances on countless national television and news networks, and he has been featured in some of the biggest newspapers in the country.  He also plays a soldier on the Emmy-award winning drama All My Children, and is also a polished dancer receiving stellar reviews on Dancing With the Stars.

If you know a group or organization that would like to hear him speak, visit his website.  He is also a very strong supporter of several military organizations and continues to support recovering service men and women.  

Our thoughts and prayers are with the many wounded warriors who have risked their lives serving our country.  It is so refreshing to see heroes like J.R. who have overcome their injuries and are using their journey to help others overcome and succeed. 

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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.

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:

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Beef Short Ribs

The following delicious sale items will expire at 10 PM CST Saturday October 15, 2011.


Beef Short Ribs 

- 25 lb box


Beef Short Ribs 

- 1 lb


NY Strip Steak 

- 8 oz


Free Range Chicken Backs 

- 2.5 lbs 




Chicken Apple Sausages    

Chicken Apple Sausages

- 1 lb


Vanilla Cashew Cream Ice Cream (Date Sweetened!)

- 1 pint


Sockeye Salmon Oil Softgels

- 180  


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