U.S. Wellness June 2, 2007 Newsletter
June 2, 2007

Dear John,

Summer is here! That means fire up the BBQ and enjoy the delicious taste of U.S. Wellness Steaks, ground beef patties and hot dogs. Don't forget our grass-fed lamb, super lean goat, and free range chicken taste delightful on the grill as well. Nothing says summer better than the smell of a sizzling steak wafting over your family and friends as you enjoy the great outdoors. Don't forget Father's Day is coming up too! Treat your Dad to his choice of juicy ribeyes, NY strips, sirloins, or filets. Dad will feel like the 'King of the BBQ' with one of these cuts of meat to grill. And the whole family will love the delicious, nutritious, all-natural taste of Grass-fed Beef.

Check out Dr. Serrano's fascinating article below on fats and weight loss and his advice on the optimal intake and ratios of fats to build lean muscle and lose body fat.

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!
    By Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN & John Wood
  • Strongman Corner
    By John Wood
  • St. Louis Style Grilling Tips!
    By Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN
  • What's Up Doc
    By Dr. Al Sears, MD
  • Sports and Nutrition Questions?
    By Dr. Eric Serrano MD, Ph.D., MS Nutrition and BS Corporate Wellness
  • Wife Consumes Her Body Weight in Jerky, Exposing and Evading Grocery Store Fat Traps
    By Shane Ellison, M.Sc.
  • $25 Discount For 40 Pound Combinations
  • What Our Customers Are Saying!
  • U.S. Wellness Pet Corner
  • Recipe of the Month
    Grilled Skirt Steak and Potatoes with Herb 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 lamb, grass-fed goat, organic shrimp, gourmet rabbit, free range bison and wild salmon for the summer grilling season.

    Breaking News Notes!
    By Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN & John Wood

    Inventory Notes

    The following items have been restocked in the past week. We apologize for the demand driven shortages:

    Brand New Sweet Surprise to the U.S. Wellness Store! U.S. Wellness is pleased to introduce an un-filtered, non-pasteurized Christmas berry pure raw honey produced on the southern tip of the Big Island of Hawaii. One of our meat customers, Kieba, has introduced this wonderful honey and we have a limited inventory in 12 ounce squeeze bottles.

    We will feature Kieba in our next newsletter and her unique personal training oasis near Pahoa, Hawaii on the Big Island. For a sneak preview, click here for a tantalizing get-a-way in the South Pacific. If you would like to own a piece of the Big Island in Hawaii, here is a most unique opportunity at the most Southern tip of the USA.

    New For Pet Owners
    U.S. Wellness Meats has created a pet food liverwurst sausage. The experimental recipe did not work out perfect in texture for the food store but will be perfect for pets. We have taken out all of the industrial binders that make fabrication easy and are experimenting with natural binders and haven't found the perfect 1800's recipe yet. It contains 30% beef trim, 30% beef liver, 20% beef heart and 20% beef kidney from grass-fed beef animals.

    My dog wagged his tail in appreciation of his sample!

    Consumption of Raw Milk May Offer Protection Against Asthma and Allergy

    In a cross-sectional multi-center study involving 14,893 children aged 5-13 years, results indicated that consumption of raw farm milk might exert a protective effect against asthma and allergy.

    Serum samples were obtained from the participants and allergen-specific IgE was measured. After adjusting for potential confounders, raw farm milk consumption ever was associated with a 26% reduced risk of asthma, a 44% reduced risk of rhinoconjunctivitis, a 33% reduced risk of sensitization to pollen, and a 50% reduced risk of sensitization to horse dander.

    The results indicate that consumption of raw farm milk may offer protection against asthma and allergy.
    Read More ...

    Conjugated Linoleic Acid May Reduce Body Fat and Prevent Weight Gain

    In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study involving 49 overweight but otherwise healthy adults (aged 18-44 years), supplementation with conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) for a period of 6 months was found to reduce body fat and prevent weight gain during the holiday season.

    Subjects were randomized to receive either 3.2 g/day CLA or a placebo. Results found that after six months, body composition was improved among subjects taking the CLA - specifically, body fat was reduced (-1.0 kg) among subjects taking CLA, while no such change was found among subjects taking the placebo.

    Furthermore, the rate of reported negative emotions decreased significantly among subjects taking CLA, compared to baseline reporting.

    Surprise in This Issue

    A hidden promo code is embedded in the full articles of this issue that will form a 7 character promo code. Click on the article's "Read More..." link to continue to the full length article and you will be able to look for each letter of the code printed in Green. The letters will form a word that you can then use to enter in the 'Promo Code' area of your order. Hint: the word is the name of the special people we honor on June 17th. The first 12 people to order using this promotional code in lower case will receive an additional 20% off their next order. Only applies one time to orders under 40 pounds excluding sale items and the Flavorwave oven. Look carefully!

    Thank You!

    Strongman Corner
    By John Wood
    Jesse Marunde

    Jesse Marunde is fine tuning for the WSMSS Muscle Beach Grand Prix to be held in Venice, CA. on June 16th. To give you a taste of the effort required, please note the course of events and think about the strength required:

    • 550 pound fishing pole dead lift
    • 660 pound Apollo's Axle dead lift
    • 705 pound power lifting bar
    • Carry 880 pound frame 10 meters for time
    To top off their tanks, contestants will be required to lift and carry Odd Haugen's 410 pound tomb stone rock on a 20 meter course for time.

    I hope to live to see the day when strongman athletes receive the same recognition and compensation as the ultimate fighters. No one works any harder for the least amount of compensation than these athletes who take their bodies to the brink every time they compete.

    St. Louis Style Grilling Tips!
    By Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN
    t-bone small

    Ah yes, here we are again, summertime. Balmy breezes, blue skies, and sunny days that never seem to end. And, cooking out on the grill. Savor the delicious sizzling smell wafting overhead while friends and family enjoy the outdoors. Nothing says summertime more than a backyard barbeque complete with delicious US Wellness grass-fed ground beef burgers and all natural grass-fed beef hotdogs, or a juicy, healthy grass-fed beef sirloin steak.

    Ladies, start your grills and sift through the St. Louis healthy grilling tips below. The backyard grill doesn't have to be a man's world!

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

    Getting Back to a Natural, Healthy Diet By Al Sears, MD

    Conventional wisdom tells you to avoid fat whenever possible, especially saturated animal fat. That's too bad. Your body needs fat. It's essential to life. The real problem is that our modern world changed the character of fat. For millions of years, red meat has been humankind's primary source of fat and protein. But today, nutrition "experts" tell you it's deadly. How can that be? Did our bodies change? No. The red meat has changed. Read More

    Sports and Nutrition Questions?
    By Dr. Eric Serrano MD, Ph.D., MS Nutrition and BS Corporate Wellness
    Eric Seranno

    The format for Dr. Serrano's question and answer session will be very simple. Please E-mail U.S. Wellness Meats and we will publish answers on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    This issue will be devoted to a special article written by Dr. Serrano based on a number of questions surrounding the fat issues discussed below. This article is a real gem and should be saved or printed for reference.

    The Power of Fat
    By Dr. Serrano

    I decided to write this article because the number of questions U.S. Wellness Meats is getting about the consumption of fat and the types of fat. This article may raise some controversy and some researchers may question it, but this has real life application, and it works 99% of the time--and rarely anything works 99%.

    Before I start with a lesson on fats, I will define what classes of fats are out there, what they are, what they do, and how to manipulate them to lose fat, and increase muscle size, while adding some years to your life.

    Wife Consumes Her Body Weight in Jerky, Exposing and Evading Grocery Store Fat Traps
    By Shane Ellison, M.Sc.
    shane ellison

    My wife recently consumed her body weight in beef jerky. What was supposed to be a light, healthy snack turned into an all out beef eating binge.

    Her ravenous consumption made me ponder that it must be an especially good brand. Rushing out of town, I bought it at my local health food store. That was where I messed up big time!

    Ignoring the label, I was ensnared by the number one grocery store fat trap - which was the cause of my wife's abnormal and ravenous consumption of the beef.. If I can succumb to them, then everyone is susceptible to the fat traps lurking in grocery stores.

    $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!
    beef jerky

    To All:

    Just wanted to drop you an e-mail and let you know how much I love products; especially, the spicy beef jerky!


    U.S. Wellness Pet Corner
    buck on rear legs

    This article is a continuation of the story first published in March regarding my golden retriever, Buck, who recovered from a spiral candy cane fracture of the femur in January of 2006. Recovery was accomplished without surgery or casting of any kind!

    The picture above is proof positive ole Buck is 100% healed on a diet of raw burger, marrow bones and knuckle bones supplemented with Or-ion concentrated minerals and Or-ion organic calcium. Milliseconds after the shutter closed, his rear legs were two feet airborne in pursuit of a marrow bone in my right hand.

    We welcome your comments regarding unique pet healing or nutrition related stories. We will publish on a first come first serve basis.

    Recipe of the Month
    Grilled Skirt Steak and Potatoes with Herb Sauce
    top sirlloin

    Ingredient List:

    • 2 cups fresh flat leaf parsley
    • 1/4 cup fresh oregano
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
    • 1/2 cup virgin olive oil
    • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    • 3/4 tsp kosher or sea salt
    • 1 1/2 lbs US wellness skirt steak
    • 1/2 tsp black pepper
    • 1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, cut on diagonal in 1/4" slices


    • Heat grill to medium.
    • Place parsley, oregano, and garlic in food processor and pulse until roughly chopped.
    • Add the vinegar, oil, cayenne, and 1/2 tsp of the salt and pulse to combine; set aside.
    • Season the steak with the remaining salt and the pepper.
    • Grill to desired doneness about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.
    • Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
    • Meanwhile, as the steak cooks, toss the potatoes in a large bowl with 1/3 cup of the herb sauce.
    • Place them on the grill in single layer.
    • Cook, turning once, until tender, about 4 minutes per side.
    • Divide the steak and potatoes among individual plates and serve with remaining herb sauce on the side.

      Thank you to Real Simple magazine, June 2007

    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, nutraceuticals, gourmet rabbit, soap, organic shrimp, grass-fed goat, grass-fed bison, 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

    Shop now

    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.

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    Box 66 - 25 mouth watering beef short ribs, box 20TB containing 8 sixteen ounce T-bone steaks and box 70 XXL with 150 sugar free franks waiting for your grill. All three sale items will expire midnight CST Friday, June 8, 2007.

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