U.S. Wellness News Alert

Fall Comfort Foods Are Here!
Flatiron Sale & Perfect Pot Roast Recipe 

September 25, 2011
Monticello, Missouri

Dear John,    

US Wellness Cattle


Thank you to everyone who has helped us celebrate our 11 year anniversary this month!  We were blown away by the comments you left on our Farmer Story blog page.  We always enjoy sharing farm photos and stories and appreciate all of your feedback.  Congratulations to Carisska and Amy who were drawn as the lucky winners of two prize packages featuring some of our favorite beef, bison, lamb, pork, poultry, rabbit, seafood and snack products! 


Our last anniversary giveaway starts today, and because of the changing seasons and cooler temperatures we are gearing up for some of our favorite cold-weather recipes and want to hear about yours!  So head over to Facebook and leave us a message about your favorite fall meals, it's that easy.  One lucky winner will receive an order of our favorite fall comfort foods!  Get all the details here or just head over to Facebook!  


Speaking of fall comfort foods, one of our favorites is on sale this week.  The Corned Beef Flatiron has the perfect corned beef flavoring and after a few short hours in the crockpot it is fork tender.  Now is a great time to stock up and surprise your family for dinner this week! 


Don't forget about your pooch when placing your next order - this week is National Dog Week, and we have plenty of sweet treats for man's best friend.  See our recent blog post for lots of pet food ideas that your dog (and cat!) will be drooling over.  For an easy pet pleaser try a package of our best selling Pet Burger - 65% lean with some beef liver and heart mixed in or give your dog some free range Chicken Backs to chew on and he will be happy for days!  


Trying to eat healthier and don't know where to start?  Head on over to Mark's Daily Apple because they are in the middle of the 30-day Primal Challenge, a rewarding and fun way to improve your health, mood, and overall outlook on life!  They have easy contests almost every day this month with some amazing prizes.  Not to mention, a whole cow will be given away at the end of the challenge - head to the Primal Challenge site now to learn more! 


"A change in diet can have an impact on cancer risk."  This is something we have known all along but we are glad to hear others saying it as well.  This interesting study posted on ScienceDaily talks about the differing effects of a high-protein/low-carb diet versus a high-carb/low-protein diet in regards to cancer risk.  The study was conducted on mice injected with tumor cells, and found that a whopping 70% of mice on the high-carb diet died of cancer, while only 30% died that were on the high-protein diet.  We strongly believe in the health benefits of cancer-fighting CLA and anti-inflammatory omega-3's found in grass-fed meat products, and hope to see more research done in this area in regards to cancer prevention.  


Autumn 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:  Burger Patties     



Dr. Eric Serrano MD, MS, BCserrano

Question and Answer Column


Dr. Eric Serrano


Dear Dr. Serrano,  


My son has Crohn's. He is currently doing well, by eating a very healthy diet including beef from US 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.




Dear C.P.,


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's and Omega 3's and your son should be able to enjoy optimal health.  

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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Shane Ellison, MS

Shane Ellison

Why Exercise Fails


By: Shane "The People's Chemist" Ellison


I started running when I was 10 years old. Thanks to my fifth grade P.E. teacher, I was constantly competing in 2-mile races. From start to finish, it hurt like crazy and I always had to reach deep-down for that special force to push toward the finish line. Officially, it was my first form of exercise. Without fail, it left me feeling nauseous and dizzy, but I always felt the endorphin rush. I've been hooked ever since.

My Induction into the Fat Cow Hall of Fame

Over the last 28 years, I've taken part in all types of fitness in pursuit of the exercise-high - swimming, weight lifting, wrestling, adventure racing, Crossfit and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. During this time, I've been fit enough to be mistaken for the "Man Your Man Could Smell Like" from the Old Spice commercials (just kidding) and fat enough to be an honorary member of The Fat Cow Hall of Fame (not kidding). Regardless of the physical exertion I put forth, my body weight still yo-yo'd out of control. That's because most exercise won't help you lose weight to look great.

No matter what the gym evangelists preach, it's true that, "...for weight loss, exercise is pretty useless," as stated by Eric Ravussin in Time Magazine, chair in diabetes and metabolism at Louisiana State University. When it comes to having your best physique, it's more about hormones, than how much time you sweat in the gym. A recent study confirms it.

Identical Fat Loss

Two groups of menopausal, obese women underwent a caloric deficiency. One group took part in regular exercise, the other didn't. Fat loss was identical. The exercising women failed to lose more weight compared to those who took it easy - hopefully, reading Over-The-Counter Natural Cures.  The exercise didn't help the weekend warriors because they were "hormonally ignorant," and their body was unable to use fat as fuel. Instead, sugar was sourced for energy at the cellular level.

Like a hybrid car, the body can use different types of fuel for work. Hormones dictate what type it parlays into physical energy. When hormonally ignorant, the body will utilize glucose (sugar) and amino acids, while storing fat. This usually leaves the hormonally challenged feeling lethargic and heavy. To tap into fat reserves for fuel...




About the Author:


Shane is an award winning organic chemist and author of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures.  He teaches people about natural medicine, but is not a shill. He is a perfect candidate for being "medicated to death" - according to psychiatry, but chooses living young instead. He has been quoted by USA Today, Shape, Woman's World, as well as Women's Health and has served as guest speaker for large corporations like BP and appeared on Fox and NBC as a natural medicine advocate.  Learn about the $8 cancer buster FREE at www.otcnaturalcures.com.


recipeFeatured Recipe

Pot Roast


Pot Roast





  • 1 - 3-4 lb Chuck Roast 
  • 3 - cloves garlic 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 2-3 tbsp bacon grease or olive or coconut oil 
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped 
  • 1 medium onion, chopped 
  • 3 cups celery, chopped 
  • 3 cups mushrooms, sliced 
  • 2 cups dry red wine 
  • 1 - 28 oz can tomatoes 
  • 1 cup water 
  • 2 cups beef stock 
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme 
  • 2 springs fresh rosemary  
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.  
  2. Pat the roast dry with paper towels.  Cut a few slits in the meat and insert the pieces of garlic into the slits. 
  3. Season the meat with pepper and salt (if desired).  Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. 
  4. Add the oil until just smoking, then add roast and sear for approximately 3-5 minutes each side.  Remove from heat.  
  5. Add carrots, onion, mushrooms and celery, and saute until onions are translucent.  Add the meat back to the vegetable mixture.  
  6. Pour in the wine, tomatoes, water, stock and vinegar and bring to a boil. 
  7. Remove from stove, cover and place in the oven, turning meat over about every hour or so. 
  8. Cook 3-4 hours, or until meat is fork tender.  
  9. Serve over Mashed Cauliflower.  

*Variation - If you prefer not to cook with wine, you can certainly braise this meat in just beef stock.


*Hint - Freeze pot roast with the cauliflower to enjoy later. 


Recipe and photo courtesy of our Feature Chefs - Julie and Charles Mayfield of Paleo Comfort Foods.  You can find this and more delicious paleo recipes in their amazing new cookbook - Paleo Comfort Foods.

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Customer Feedback

Wow!Steaks Over Grill

Fresh ribeyes on grill - We got our order today and had our very first fresh, grass-fed ribeye steak cooked on our hibachi over Ono Charcoal that we cut down to fit in our little cooker.

All I can say is - MORE, we want MORE!!

It was delicious - it was tender - it was too much to eat for one person but we ate it anyway and are now comfortably miserable but happy!

I have ordered the frozen hamburgers and the sirloins in the past and took a chance on the bigger, more expensive steak and it was worth it.

Thank you!

Akron, CO

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.   



Culture Club 101 


We are proud to feature one of our long-time wholesale customers this week - Culture Club 101.  This unique group was started because of the Nourishing Traditions cookbook based on the works of Dr. Weston A. Price and his teachings on nutrient dense foods.  They meet and share recipes, host cooking classes, have movie reviews, and always enjoy good food at the same time!  See their website for a list of upcoming classes and events, as well as to sign up for their monthly newsletter full of helpful cooking hints and tips!


If you are interested in saving by buying in bulk, simply drop us an email at: eathealthy@grasslandbeef.com 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! 


photosAugust Grazing - Wild Idea Buffalo
Wild Idea Buffalo
These amazing shots are courtesy of Wild Idea Buffalo who provide us with select bison products.  100% grass-fed, humanely harvested, and as you can see they are free to roam the ranges of the Great Plains just as their ancestors did years ago!
Wild Idea Buffalo

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.

Alaska's Healing Hearts 

This week we learned about an amazing organization in Alaska that provides outdoor recreational programs such as hunting and fishing excursions for our wounded warriors.  Alaska's Healing Hearts is a non-profit program that has a staff dedicated to making sure our returning soldiers have a place to go and meet other soldiers and help them recover from injuries both internal and external, suffered while serving abroad.  They lead soldiers on private hunting and fishing trips meant to take their minds off what they encountered overseas and boost camaraderie at the same time. 

This dedicated group of Alaskans is doing inspiring work and the response of the soldiers that visit is amazing.  For more information about who they are and what they do, simply visit their website.  If you know of a returning veteran who might be interested in attending the program, they can apply online, and if you are interested in helping sponsor this worthwhile program you can donate online as well.  Be sure and visit them on Facebook for details on all their recent hunts, as well as some amazing photos!

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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!
Corned Beef Flatiron

The following delicious sale items will expire at 10 PM CST Saturday October 1, 2011.


Corned Beef Flatiron 

- 2 lbs


Hickory Smoked Sliced Brisket 

- 8 (1.5 lb) packages


Bone-In, Skin-On Chicken Breasts 

- 1.5 lbs


Smoked Cheddar Goat Cheese 

- 8 oz 




Beef Bologna    

Beef Bologna 

- 1 lb


Chicken Drumsticks 

- 1.5 lbs


Plain Turkey Jerky 

- 8 oz


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