Having attended a local farmer's market recently, I was
struck by the consumer enthusiasm for connecting with local producers. Several vendors I chatted with commented 2007
appears to be a watershed year in consumers searching for local food
connections. More and more consumers are attempting to connect with their food
supply at the grass roots level via farmers markets, CSA's and online.
The U.S. Wellness gourmet rabbit connection informs our
staff that he has never seen such demand for his rabbits, chickens and eggs in
his many years of service to the northern Michigan
summer vacation country near Traverse
Bay. One of our top clients reports the same
fervor in Los Angeles farmer's
markets in recent weeks. Numerous farmer's markets have sprund up in the L.A Basin to meet the surging demand.
Lastly, U.S. Wellness has added several new staff positions
to meet the increased phone and email traffic from many of you asking specific
questions from how the animals are raised, how they are handled, how they are
harvested, meat processing issues and how it will arrive on your doorstep. We are honored to be of service as we work
hard to keep abreast of the due diligence you deliver to us daily.
In closing, we commend your many efforts to take control of
your food and fiber needs by getting acquainted with those that work with
mother nature to produce the bounty too many Americans take for granted in today's
John, Lee Ann, Lynn, Megan,
On behalf of the farm families of U.S. Wellness Meats.
|BREAKING NEWS NOTES
A Truly Unique Pot Roast
U.S. Wellness is excited to finally offer our long awaited
pre-cooked Pot Roast and Gravy in a 2.5 pound package ready to warm and
serve. Dr. Frank Lipman M.D. suggested
in 2005 that we should include savory, tumeric, oregano, basil and rosemary to
create a very special roast. With
considerable R&D effort this one is now yours to warm and serve.
Either use the boiling bag instructions on the package or
warm in our handy Flavorwave oven if you have one or something similar.
The tumeric in this recipe will give the gravy a yellow
tinge but that is perfectly normal.
Speaking of tumeric . . . the following is a quote from Dr. Tom Cowan,
author of Fourfold Path to Healing: "Imagine if the pharmaceutical industry came up with a new
"drug" that helped your body clear toxins from the liver by
increasing the bile flow; protected your DNA against mutations from such things
as toxic chemicals and ionizing radiation; chelated (removed) heavy metals such
as lead and aluminum from your body; stabilized the telomeres, the proteins
that control aging; was shown to be an effective preventative agent against
Alzheimer's disease; was completely non-toxic as evidenced by hundreds if not
thousands of years of use."
RAW MILK OPPORTUNITY!
FROM: Right to Choose Healthy Foods
Hi, fellow raw-milk drinkers and supporters,
We, Aajonus Vonderplanitz president, Jeff Slay executive director, and volunteers Lindsey Jacob,
Valorie Micek and Nathan Donahoe with Right To Choose Healthy Food are lobbying in Washington, DC. We found a way to make raw milk legal nationally and stop FDA and CDC's smear-campaign against raw milk. The Farm Bill is about to be approved and we need your help to get an amendment into the bill. We need you to fax Agricultural Committee members immediately.
The example letter below states what we want. You may change it as suites you, or simply copy and
paste into your action letter and fill in the number of years you have consumed raw milk/raw-milk
products. There are 63 Committee members listed below that need to be faxed; priority faxing
starts at the top of the list.
PLEASE let me know via email who you faxed so that we do not have to rely upon the legislators'
counts of faxes that they received. THIS IS OUR BIG OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE THIS FAST
WITHOUT MUCH FLOOR DEBATE; PLEASE FAX ASAP. THANK YOU!!!
|GRASS-FED POWERED ATHLETE CORNER
Jesse Marunde reports Met-Rx Worlds Strongest Man Contest will be held at Disneyland this Fall. More details in the next issue. Jesse will not have time zones to deal with and his diet will be rich in his favorite 75% ground beef and pemmican bars during the contest!
For those of you in the Anaheim, Ca. area, it will be a great chance to witness the 8 day competition. The world event encompasses five days of qualifying and 3 days of finals competition.
Jesse, keep up the great work from all of the U.S. Wellness family.
by Catherine Ebelling, RN BSN
|In 1945, Dr. Weston Price, the author of the book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, discovered a new "vitamin like activator" in the milk of some grass eating animals.
This previously unnoticed substance seemed to play a very important role in the metabolism of certain nutrients.
He also noticed that those deficient in this substance seemed to have more dental caries (cavities), bone problems, and other degenerative diseases. Dr. Price referred to this mysterious nutrient as "Activator X."
Identifying this elusive 'X' factor was extremely difficult. It was originally thought that it was possibly a type of essential fatty acid, or an Omega-3 fatty acid, possibly EPA.
After more thorough testing, it was found that this nutrient is actually a part of the K Vitamins. There are two natural forms of vitamin K; vitamin K1, and vitamin K2. K1 is found in green plants and grasses; however, when animals consume vitamin K1 their tissues convert part of it into Vitamin K2.
Though both of the K vitamins were discovered way back in the 1930's, the medical community held to the belief that they were both involved with blood clotting factors in the body.
|DR. ERIC SERRANO M.D., M.S., B.C.
What is the reason for products being advertised as "petroleum-free"? Is it a health issue or an environmental one, or both? I have heard that
statement concerning items ranging from lip balm to vinegar, and wonder what the connection is.
Also, do you think that people are more receptive to
health information and changing their habits now or ten years ago? It seems like the general consumer is suspicious of everything these days, and I have a
hard time convincing my family (other than my husband and daughters) that eating healthy is worth the extra investment in time and money. There is an "eat now, pay later" mentality that is hard to shake!
Sue D., O.D.
Sometimes I try to follow every rule out there when it comes to food, but this one is so hard to understand, because it just means that it doesn't contain petroleum; an oil or petroleum compound. It might be talking about the oils in it, or the container or just means that they did not use oil products at all, which it is good.
|DR. AL SEARS M.D.
|INVERT THE USDA FOOD PYRAMID
The old USDA "food pyramid," which was our government's official recommendation about how we should eat, is still useful, but only if you turn it upside down. USDA once put the grains at the base of the pyramid, implying that should be the basis for every meal. Instead, Dr. Al Sears says the main course of every meal, and therefore the base of the pyramid, should be high-quality protein. This should include red meat, fish, poultry and eggs.
Meats are the base.
Eating more protein than your body needs sends it the ancient message "the hunting is good" and it's okay to burn more carbohydrates for energy rather than storing them, Sears says. Recent research has shown a high-protein diet increases the blood level of a substance called PAI-1, which then directly inhibits the production of body fat.
|WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Great tasting filets!
Dear U.S. Wellness Meats,
I just have to tell you how PLEASED my parents were with the
tenderloin filet mignon! My father called me last night, and he said that of all the
steaks he has had in various restaurants, this was without a doubt the very best!
He had heard of grass-fed beef, and he was absolutely
astounded at the flavor! I had been worried that without the fat for flavor, it might not be that tasty . . . boy, was I wrong!
Thank you so much. I am spreading the word about U.S. Wellness Meats!
New York, NY
|Delicious Beef NY Strip Shish Kabobs
Mix up marinade in a large glass or non-metal bowl.
- 1 cup soy or teriyaki sauce
- juice of one lemon
- 2 crushed garlic cloves
- 1/4 tsp of hot pepper flakes
- 2 T. of honey or brown sugar
Add the following in:
- 1.5 Lbs. NY strip kabobs
- I package of large mushroom tops
- 1 sweet red bell pepper cut in large chunks
- 1 green bell pepper cut in large chunks
- 2 vidalia onions, cut in large chunks
- 1 zucchini in large chunks
- 1 yellow squash in large chunks
- Stir gently to mix in all ingredients
- Marinade in refrigerator for 4-8 hours, stirring occasionally
- heat up grill to med-hi
- alternate vegetables on skewers
- put meat on separate skewers, as it may take longer to cook than veggies
- cook 1--15 minutes, turning occassionally
- serve with rice
|$25 DISCOUNT FOR 40 LB. INCREMENTS
Do not forget
to take advantage of the 40 pound $25 discount by ordering 40 pound
combinations of beef,
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.
Our new format enacted in April 2005 requires a $75 minimum
purchase and a 7 pound minimum combined purchase of beef,
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.