U.S. Wellness April 2007 Newsletter
April 28, 2006

Dear John,

U. S. Wellness Meats is honored to announce Dr. Eric Serrano M.D. who will be hosting a question an answer session in this newsletter going forward on the second and fourth Friday of each month.

I first met Dr. Serrano at the Arnold Sports Classic in Columbus, Ohio in March of 2006. I discovered Dr. Serrano's understanding of grass-fed production and lipid chemistry was world class. He not only understood it from the agriculture animal husbandry perspective but is on the cutting-edge of grass-fed lipid chemistry.

Dr. Serrano has practiced medicine for 14 years and is recognized as one of the top sports medicine and nutrition docs in the country. 75 sports teams have used his services. He is an expert in injury healing, injury prevention and most importantly, nutrition.
Our own Jesse Marunde, gives Dr. Serrano the highest marks for advice given during his rapid climb up the strongman ladder of success.

Speaking of strongman, Dr. Serrano was a national power lifting champion in the 181 pound class in his lifting career.

Dr. Serrano practices medicine in the Columbus, Ohio area.

We are continually thankful for the interest you have taken in our grass-fed endeavors. Without your cutting-edge knowledge of smart protein nutrition, our efforts would have been in vain during the trials and tribulations of our business launch and development since September 2000. We are grateful beyond your imagination for your many acts of kindness and support.

Best regards,

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

In This Issue
  • On Sale!
  • Breaking News Notes!
  • Strongmen Corner
  • Eating right for ADD/ADHD By: Catherine Ebeling RN
  • What's Up Doc
    By Dr. Al Sears, MD
  • Sports and Nutrition Questions? Dr. Eric Serrano M.S. Has the Answer
  • Kat James Report!
  • $25 Discount For 40 Pound Combinations
  • What Our Customers Are Saying!
  • Indian Top Sirloin Kabobs with Cilantro Sauce
  • Minimum Purchase Reminder
  • Customer Contact Change Page

  • Please note the selection of grass-fed meats, free range chicken, brown eggs, grass-fed butter, grass-fed raw cheeses, raw honey, certified humane pork, grass-fed goat, organic shrimp, gourmet rabbit, free range bison and wild salmon for the summer grilling season.

    Breaking News Notes!

    Coming soon!

    U.S. Wellness Meats will introducing two new products by the end of June which we think you will enjoy!

    • Partially pre-cooked BBQ grass-fed beef back ribs
    • Long awaited fully cooked pot roast and gravy with 5 essential oils in the all natural seasoning mix
    Dr. Frank Lipman M.D. suggested the herbal ingredients many months ago. We apologize for the agonizing R&D process.

    The following grass-fed bison products were recently introduced to the U.S. Wellness store:

    Do to an unusual request, U.S. Wellness Meats now carries Vital Choice salmon jerky in 4 ounce pouches.

    FDA's Update on Tainted Pet Food (Reuters) U.S. officials said on Friday that melamine, a chemical used in fertilizers in Asia and forbidden in pet food, has been detected in the wheat gluten used by Canada-based Menu Foods. "The association between the melamine in the kidneys and urine of cats that died and the melamine in the food they consumed is undeniable," said Stephen Sundlof, director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine, during a press conference. Melamine should not be in pet food at all, but its presence has not been confirmed as the cause of sickness or deaths in pets, because there is little research on its effects on those animals, the FDA said. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating an imported shipment of rice protein concentrate which has been found to contain melamine. The rice protein concentrate may have been used as an ingredient in some pet foods. FDA investigators have obtained records showing distribution to five pet food manufacturers in seven locations. Investigators are currently inspecting all five manufacturers and collecting additional samples, as appropriate. On March 16, Menu Foods recalled 60 million cans and pouches of "cuts-and-gravy" style wet pet food after it was blamed for the deaths of at least 14 animals -- mostly cats. The company makes pet foods that are sold under a variety of labels such as Iams, Eukanuba, President's Choice and Nutro Max Gourmet Classics, store brands sold at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Safeway Inc. and at specialty pet stores including Petsmart Inc. As a result of notification by Wilbur-Ellis, Royal Canin USA and C.J. Foods voluntarily recalled certain products; see http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/ royalcanin04_07.html FDA continues to work comprehensively to protect the nation's pet food as well as to conduct a full investigation to determine any impact on the human food supply. To search for the latest list of recalled products, which will be updated when new information is received, please see: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/petfoodrecall/. Rest assured our pet foods are completely safe and healthy for your pet as they always have been. Check out our selection of delicious, natural, healthy pure protein for your pet at http://www.grasslandbeef.com/Categories.bok?category=Pet+Food

    Meat Safety Concerns in Pork According to an Associated Press story on April 24, 2007, salvaged contaminated pet food was sent to hog farms in as many as six states, federal health officials said Tuesday. It is not clear if any hogs that ate the tainted feed were a part of the human food supply. Hogs at a farm in California reportedly ate the contaminated products, according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service. Officials were trying to determine whether other hogs in New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah and Ohio may have eaten the tainted food, the FSIS said. Hogs at some of the farms have been quarantined. Hogs known to have eaten the tainted food were processed at a federally inspected facility in California, Cohen said. "All of that meat is under control at the facility," he said. "It is important to keep in mind this is a small number of farms that may have received this feed."

    May we suggest humane certified pork from small pork producers in Missouri and Ilinois raising pork the old fashioned way.

    Strongmen Corner
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    Sebastian Siegel will be gracing the cover of the June 2007 Ironman Magazine. Ironman is a leading muscle and fitness magazine edited by long time friend John Balik. Sebastian has been training on a diet of grass-fed beef steaks, free range chicken breasts and super lean grass-fed goat meat.

    Jesse Marunde has been traveling the U.S.A. this Winter promoting strongman for Met-RX and training hard for his first competition at Venice Beach in June.

    I saw Jesse at the Arnold Sports Classic and was amazed at the shape he was in considering the major surgery he endured in late 2006. It goes to show, what impact a grass-fed beef diet will have coming out of Callie's kitchen! As Callie says, "Go Grass-fed Beef!"

    Jon Andersen had a successful competition debut in 2007 after serious knee surgery in July 2006. Jon is loving his 3.5 lbs daily average intake grass-fed beef burger and steaks.

    It will be fun to watch two great strongman competitors take on their competition this year.

    Eating right for ADD/ADHD By: Catherine Ebeling RN
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    ADD and ADHD are some of the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorders in school age children today. The symptoms of ADD/ADHD center primarily on areas such as: attention, impulsivity, overactivity, and restlessness.

    This group of particular behaviors can cause problems in school, as these children often perform poorly academically, have other learning disabilities, and tend to have conduct problems, as well. They may be disruptive in the classroom, and have trouble sitting still and experience difficulties getting along with other classmates and teachers.

    It used to be thought that ADD/ADHD children outgrew their hyperactivity and other behavior problems, but it is now known that 50-80% of these children continue on into adulthood with symptoms of ADD/ADHD. Adults are sometimes able to compensate with other positive behaviors to allow them to function better in the adult world, but behavior and learning patterns established in childhood can have long term adverse effects. As adults, ADD/ADHD can show up as difficulties establishing and maintaining relationships, low self-esteem, forgetfulness, marital problems, anger management and impulsivity, and poor listening skills to name just a few.
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    What's Up Doc
    By Dr. Al Sears, MD
    Dr. Al Sears

    How To Eat Fast Food!
    By Al Sears, MD

    The real problem with fast food is not that it contains too much fat -- it's the wrong kind of fat, says Dr. Al Sears, author of The Doctor's Heart Cure and director of the Center for Health and Wellness in south Florida. Sears recommends not eating fast food at all, since it is heavily laden with trans fats and with carbohydrates. But if you must eat fast food, Sears offers these tips on how to improve the nutritional quality and heart healthfulness of your quick meal.

    • Choose the lean grass-fed meat
    • Choose fish or chicken that has been grilled instead of fried.
    • Avoid the salad dressings which are usually loaded with trans fats.
    • Throw the bun in the trash.
    • Don't eat the fries or other foods cooked in vegetable oils.
    • Drink water with your meal instead of sodas or other drinks.

    A better plan for quick meals, Sears says, would be to "brown-bag" your lunch or make a quick trip to the local supermarket where you can select a healthier meal in about the same amount of time.
    To learn more about healthier eating, including how foods from U.S. Wellness Meats can improve your life, keep up with U.S. Wellness Meats and consider purchasing The Doctors' Heart Cure.

    Sports and Nutrition Questions? Dr. Eric Serrano M.S. Has the Answer
    Eric Seranno

    The format for the introduction of Dr. Serrano's question and answer session will be very simple. Please email questions to eathealthy@grasslandbeef.com and we will publish them on a first come first serve basis.

    Question 1: How does changing one's lipid intake (as in eating grass fed organic meats) affect fast twitch muscle response?

    The first question is a very good one and I will do my best to answer it, by using research and clinical experience.
    The change that you will see in your health and muscles by changing to organic meat is incredible. I am going to discuss two studies done in the past three years because they are relevant to the above question. In the first study the scientists did muscle biopsies of obese individuals that were eating the SAD(sad American diet) and on the second one they did biopsies of the fat cells. Well I know you are asking me what does muscle and fat biopsies have to do with organic meat? The scientists were looking for pesticides, chlorides, and other contaminations within the muscles and fat cells of these obese individuals before they placed the clients in an weight loss program. The biopsies were done before and after the weight loss program, and guess what the scientist found out, the people with the highest contamination of pesticides and chlorides within the fat cells had the hardest time losing weight and and the people with the highest level of damage to the mitochondria( a little organ within the muscles) had the hardest time recovering from the workout and soreness. Now let me explain how these biopsies relate to organic grass-fed meat.
    1-Both groups ate the SAD diet, conventional raised animals.
    2-Both groups had high levels of pesticides and contamination within the cells
    3-Guess were those contaminants and poisons came from? Yes red meat and milk that has been conventionally raised. How is that possible? Must people think that fats are bad, and they are not bad at all but necessary for the body to survive. Did you know that the biggest warehouse or storage area in the body for toxins are your fat cells? did you know that if the liver gets loaded with pesticides and toxins the only thing left to prevent the damage in the cells is by storing them in your fat cells? That is why obese individuals have more health problems, they carry more toxins. Guess WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEY FEED COWS WITH GRAINS AND SOY THAT HAS BEEN RAISE OR GROWN WITH PESTICIDES AND FAKE FERTILIZERS? GUESS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEY INJECT COWS AND ANIMALS WITH HORMONES THAT ARE OVERLOADED WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE? YES the animal will store it within the fat cells and within the muscles, and GUESS WHO EATS THOSE FAT CELLS? US, WITH ALL THE CONTAMINATION AND LEFT OVER CHEMICALS. SO WHY buy contaminated food? That is why you should always buy organic raise meat and food, because you do not want to consume poisons from your meals.
    4-Will these saturated fats from conventional raised animals affect our cholesterol differently? You bet, the fat and muscles from these animals place a burden in your body, and the only way the body gets rid of poisons is by making the poison water soluble (you will urinate the poison out) or by making them fat soluble(storing them in you fat cells) and this will affect your health slowly and surely. And if the body is storing poisons in your fat cells then it must compromise by raising your cholesterol to transport these poisons and chemicals out of your body
    5-BUY ORGANIC raised animals, no poison, no contamination healthier fat cells and muscles.

    Question 2: Explain the advantages of grass-fed beef to a by-pass surgery patient who has been told to avoid beef?

    The reason doctors tell you to avoid red meat before surgery or in certain health conditions is because must doctors do not know about the above studies. They think fat is fat and there is no difference between them. But remember i just told you that fats are the biggest storage area for toxins and if you are consuming this red meat laden with poisons within their muscles and fat cells and now the doctor is going to give you a bunch of drugs to help you sleep and recover, your body must compromise by dealing with those drugs and then is unable to deal with the other poisons. My point is that doctors are right by telling the patient not to consume red meat before surgery but for the wrong reasons. What they need to tell the patients is: DO NOT CONSUME RED MEAT FROM CONVENTIONALLY RAISED ANIMALS BUT FROM ORGANIC RAISED GRASS-FED ANIMALS WHICH WILL NOT OVERLOAD YOUR BODY AND ALLOW YOU TO RECOVER QUICKER

    Kat James Report!
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    Best selling author, Kat James, and her Amazon best selling book "The Truth About Beauty" has some very timely advice for both young and old in the newly updated 2007 edition.

    An Invitation to Total TransformationŽ: 2007 Dates and Early-Booking Offer

    Last October and November, after a year of constant travel, lecturing and writing, I broke from it all to join forty women and men (20 each week) for an amazing two weeks of Total TransformationŽ Intensive programs in the pristine beauty of Outer Banks, North Carolina. The success stories, such as Courtney's Holden's are inspiring and affirming, with some of them already published in magazines such as Total Health and even slated for upcoming TV features. I'm very excited to present to you the details of our return this fall to our incredible oceanfront "Total TransformationŽ Villa" for three life-changing weeks of Total TransformationŽ. All InformedBeauty.com subscribers are eligible to receive a $200 discount if you reserve your spot by June 1st!!

    Men, with Mother's Day just around the corner, the following article from the NY Times will be of interest to the women in your life. After you read the text below, order Kat's book above and discover which chocolates Kat rates as the best dark chocolates available to U.S. consumers.

    Dark Chocolate Similar to Blood Pressure Drugs Just in time for Mothers Day--according to New York Times article published April 24, 2007, eating dark chocolate may be almost as effective at lowering blood pressure as taking the most common antihypertensive drugs, a review of studies has found. Tea, on the other hand, appears to be ineffective. Both substances contain polyphenols, and in Western countries, the major sources of dietary polyphenols are tea and chocolate. Studies of their ties to blood pressure have had mixed results. Four of the five studies on chocolate found reduced blood pressure after eating, but none of the tea studies showed significant benefit. The magnitude of the effect of eating three and a half ounces of dark chocolate a day was clinically significant, comparable to that of beta-blockers like atenolol, known by the brand name Tenormin, or propranolol, known as Inderal. Because milk proteins prevent the absorption of polyphenols, milk chocolate is not effective.

    $25 Discount For 40 Pound Combinations
    Meat, Lamb, Pork, and Butter

    Do not forget to take advantage of the 40 pound $25 discount by ordering 40 pound combinations of beef, lamb, pork, butter, goat, shrimp and raw cheese. This is our way of saying thank you for purchasing in volume. This can be any combination of products totaling 40 pounds and does not have to be specific to any category. Each 40 pound interval will yield the discount. For example, 80 pounds of product will yield a $50 discount and a 120 pound purchase will yield a $75 discount.

    What Our Customers Are Saying!
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    Amazing T-bones!


    Recently I placed an order for a variety of your products, after hearing about you from a friend. I ordered everything from handmade grass-fed tallow soap to grass-fed butter to raw grass-fed cow cheese and prepared meat. Last night I cooked up the T-Bone and it was, without a doubt, the best steak I have ever had. (Basted with a little of your butter, salt and pepper.)

    Last week I enjoyed the baby Swiss raw grass-fed cheese, which was also incredible.

    I can't stop talking to my friends and family about your product.

    Best of luck and thank you so much for making quality products so easy to purchase. I look forward to trying more items.

    Jennifer G.

    Los Angeles, California

    Indian Top Sirloin Kabobs with Cilantro Sauce
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    • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
    • 1 small onion peeled
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 1 small green chili pepper or jalapeno, trimmed and halved with seeds
    • 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled
    • 1 and 1/4 tsps of sea salt
    • 4 T of olive oil
    • 3 T of fresh lime juice
    • 1.5 Lbs. top sirloin steak cut into 1 inch cubes
    • 1 medium red onion peeled
    • 1 cup mango chutney
    • Pita bread or tortillas


    • Add cilantro, onion, garlic, chili pepper, ginger and salt with 3 T olive oil in a food processor.
    • Process until paste is formed
    • Transfer to a large bowl or non-metal pan
    • Add 2T of the paste in a small bowl and stir in the lime juice to make the cllantro sauce.
    • Cover and set aside.
    • Stir the curry powder into the rest of the paste
    • Add the top sirloin steak kabobs and coat well
    • Cover and marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes
    • Cut the red onion into 6 wedges and separate each wedge into 2 layers
    • Thread the beef and onion chucks onto 8 nine inch skewers
    • Preheat pan, and grill the kabobs 8-10 minutes, turning the skewers every 2-3 minutes
    • Serve with cilantro sauce, chutney, pitas and sour cream for garnish

    Thank you - Real Simple, March 2005

    Minimum Purchase Reminder

    Our new format enacted in April 2005 requires a $75 minimum purchase and a 7 pound minimum combined purchase of beef, lamb, pork, raw cheese, single piece poultry, and butter.

    The issue is the bulk chicken and ten pound cheese bundles originate from separate cold storage centers where those products are produced. It is not efficient to ship one package of beef as a stand alone item when the balance of the order originates 400 miles away.

    The shopping cart will keep track and remind you if you are under the 7 pound limit for a combination of beef, lamb, pork, raw cheese, butter, goat, shrimp, soap and single honey bottle purchases. Red font will appear under the shopping cart if you are under the minimum price or pound requirements

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    Box 26LL 12 fifteen ounce ribeye bundle will be discounted 15% through midnight May 5th CST, 2007.

    Secondly, 25 one pound 75% lean ground beef packages in Box 4AL will be discounted 17% through midnight May 5th CST, 2007, CST.

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