U.S. Wellness January 2007 Newsletter
January 21, 2007

Dear John,

Belated New Year's greetings! The 2007 pace has picked up where 2006 left off as more of our readers figure out the difference in protein choices. We are honored and indebted by your word of mouth enthusiasm for grass-fed free range protein choices. U.S. Wellness is honored to be surrounded by the elite 3% group of savvy consumers. With more education, we hope to see that number grow a point or two in 2007.

This past weekend U.S. Wellness participated in a Lighten Up Iowa event in Keokuk, Iowa. We met some wonderful folks in and around Keokuk where the states of Iowa, Missouri and Illinois intersect at the junction of the Des Moines and Mississippi Rivers. In the midst of the excitement, we were exposed to spell binding keynote speaker Shane Ellison M.Sc. Mr. Ellison introduced highlights of his book, Health Myths Exposed, from the eyes of a former fortune 500 research drug chemist with several myth shockers in his presentation. Mr. Ellison also explained how a grass-fed diet can lead to weight control and a host of other advantages.

Please note Mr. Ellison's guest article Fat for Energy and Raw Athletic Power in this edition which illustrates the value of smart fats in athletes and every day Americans.

Again, your patronage is graciously appreciated.

Best regards,

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

In This Issue
  • On Sale!
  • Breaking News Notes!
  • Strongmen Corner
  • What's Up Doc
    By Dr. Al Sears, MD
  • Fat for Energy and Raw Athletic Power
    By Shane Ellison, M.Sc.
  • Kat James Report!
  • $25 Discount For 40 Pound Combinations
  • What Our Customers Are Saying!!
  • Grilled T-Bone Steaks ala Florentine
  • 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!

    Plain shredded beef and sugar free franks were finally restocked after inexcusable production delays. We are working hard to keep both items in stock for the balance of 2007!

    Hanger steaks, skirt steaks, heart of clod roasts, 3 rib standing roasts and 4 rib standing roasts have been restocked in limited supplies. Skirt and heart of clod roasts supplies will increase by the end of the month.

    By mid February a percentage of our customer base will receive by email or USPS mail a small home work assignment to help us improve our service in return for a coupon. We appreciate your time in advance as we strive to do what we do better. Your feed back will be very important to our survival.

    U.S. Wellness will be helping sponsor another Weston A. Price event titled The Fourfold Path to Healing in Ann Arbor, Michigan during the first weekend in February. We look forward to meeting more Weston A. Price members as Sally Fallon and Dr. Tom Cowan lead a busy seminar in nutrition and healing.

    On December 28, 2006, the Food & Drug Administration has announced a 90-day public comment period on their proposal to allow cloned livestock into the human food system. If this is an important issue to you, feel free to make your voice heard here. You can read through the proposal and open the public comment link at the bottom of the page. Public comment deadline is March 30, 2007.

    Do remember that despite industry's assurance that all is fine, cloning is an unproven idea.

    Strongmen Corner
    Jesse Marunde

    Jesse Marunde and Jon Andersen both report rapid recovery following knee surgeries in the latter half of 2006. 100 pounds of grass-fed beef per month is a key recovery tool both strongmen are touting for their high speed recoveries.

    Jon Andersen plans to compete on St. Patrick's Day in the South Carolina Strongman Challenge. He reports his world class dead lift will be better than ever!

    Jesse Marunde will be at The Arnold in Columbus in early March but will likely not compete until later in the year as his surgery was several months behind Jon's. Jesse's training business is busting at the seams during his recovery and his family will soon be building a larger training facility in Sequim, WA. Be sure and check out Jesse's forum which is giving and receiving outstanding training advice. We are amazed the traffic count Jesse's website is receiving due to the forum.

    The U.S. Wellness staff and farm families wish both of these athletes the very best in 2007.

    What's Up Doc
    By Dr. Al Sears, MD
    Dr. Al Sears

    The Lion Diet vs. The Rhino Diet
    By Al Sears, MD

    You many not realize it, but you’re genetically programmed to eat certain foods. To stay healthy and avoid being overweight, you need to eat the foods you were designed to eat. To find the answer, look to the diet of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Your diet solution is literally millions of years old.

    Contrary to what you hear on TV - and from your government - grains and refined carbs are not on your “genetic menu.” But this is a hard idea to get across. Some folks are so attached to the misleading advice they get from industry-funded media reports, they send me e-mails like this one:

    Fat for Energy and Raw Athletic Power
    By Shane Ellison, M.Sc.
    shane ellison

    Fat for Energy and Raw Athletic Power
    By Shane Ellison, M.Sc.
    The People's Chemist
    (c) 2006 www.healthmyths.net

    Eating fat in general does not make you fat. Eating unhealthy fat does. Knowing the difference between the types of fat will ensure that you do not suffer from deficiencies in fat soluble vitamins such as A, D, E and K. The consequence can be obesity, low energy, poor concentration, unsightly skin complexion and depression. Clinical manifestations include insulin resistance, type II diabetes, heart disease and even cancer.

    Healthy fat is essential for proper growth, development, athletic performance and maintenance of good health. It provides your body with vital energy without causing you to gain weight. In sharp contrast to carbohydrates and sugar, healthy fat tells your body to burn fat and makes you feel fuller quicker! These positive attributes of fat are often overlooked. But they are real.

    Kat James Report!
    Kat James cover 1-07

    Best selling author, Kat James, and her widely read book "The Truth About Beauty" has some very timely advice for both young and old.

    U.S. Wellness is pleased to note Ms. Kat James is on the cover of the January edition of Total Health with an excellent article on health transformation.

    Ms. Kat will grace the cover of a special Vitamin Shoppe booklet in February 2007 titled "Myth-busting Primer on Self-Transformation" that includes a section on busting the myth on all red meat being unhealthy. Kat points out the smart choice in grass-fed meats.

    The February edition of Better Nutrition will feature a story on Kat's favorite grass-fed meat meal. The U.S. Wellness staff is speculating on a combination of grass-fed beef and lamb. Stay tuned!

    $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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    Dear U.S. Wellness Meats,

    Our family had Christmas on New Year's Day. We had your U.S. Wellness steaks...simple to grill ....and they were great. Huge pieces...we saved the leftovers and will have them on salad. Thanks for your hard work.
    Happy New Year.

    F. Hasek - STL - MO.

    Grilled T-Bone Steaks ala Florentine
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    Serves 2
    Prep time: 1 hour
    Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes


    • 2 (1 lb.) T-bone steaks
    • 1/3 cup olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic or red wine vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • Freshly ground pepper
    • Blend the olive oil, parsley, vinegar, salt, rosemary, and garlic in a shallow pan. Add t-bone steaks, turning to coat both sides. Let marinate for at least 1 hour. Drain steaks and sprinkle with salt. Place the steaks on a grill rack and cook on medium-high heat about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Serve immediately. Compliments of cooks.com

    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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    Customer Contact Change Page

    Need to change your address information or remove yourself from our customer newsletter? Click here. After opening, enter your email address and store password and you will be able to edit your customer file.

    On Sale!
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    Box 26LL ribeye 12 fifteen ounce bundle will be discounted 15% through January 27, 2007.

    Secondly, 25 one pound packages in bundle Box 4AL will be discounted 17% through midnight January 27, 2007 CST.

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