U.S. Wellness May 13, 2007 Newsletter
May 13, 2007

Dear John,

We extend our thoughtful appreciation andgrateful thanks to all mothers, especially those who are always looking out for your family's health, by carefully choosing the proper foods to enhance and increase nutrition, such as your selection of U.S. Wellness Meats and other U.S. Wellness products.

Of particular interest in this issue is Dr. Serrano's comments on optimal dietary intake for Crohn's disease, an inflammatory condition of the bowels, and his suggestions for increasing the intake of essential fatty acids which help to decrease the inflammation associated with flare-ups of Crohn's.

Inflammation is one of our country's biggest health issues today. Inflammation can be linked to serious diseases and health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, aging, and asthma. Inflammation is also present in autoimmune disease such as Crohn's, arthritis, eczema, and lupus, as well as everyday aches and pains, strained muscles and allergies. Obviously diet is an important factor, and should be the first line of defense in preventing and reversing the inflammatory process. U.S. Wellness Meats offers delicious solutions with many health benefits.

On this Mother's Day morning, the hills of Northeast Missouri are brimming with green grasses and legumes. Our grass-fed animals are busy converting Mother Nature's bounty into an array of healthy fatty acids, enzymes, protein and vitamins for your families coast to coast.

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
  • Stop Inflammation with a Grass-fed Meat Diet by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN
  • What's Up Doc
    By Dr. Al Sears, MD
  • Sports and Nutrition Questions? Dr. Eric Serrano MD, PhD, MS Nutrition and BS Corporate Wellness Has the Answer
  • Kat James Report!
  • $25 Discount For 40 Pound Combinations
  • What Our Customers Are Saying!
  • Greek Salad with Beef
  • 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!

    Inventory Notes

    Note the list of recent out of stock items that are now re-stocked. We apologize for the glitches and promise to do our best to streamline distribution.

    Missing baby Swiss, havarti and gouda grass-fed raw cheeses should be re-stocked by Wednesday at the latest. Jalapeno, cheddar, Monterey jack and colby have limited supplies today. Organic cheddar is in great supply.

    FDA Pet Food Update : Contaminated Feed Could Affect Farms Nationwide From CNN-Contaminated feed found in 38 Indiana chicken farms; more farms likely affected. Feed contains recalled pet food with tainted wheat gluten. No human illnesses have been reported related to tainted poultry feed. Reports of 4,150 dog and cat deaths related to pet food recall. More farms across the United States will likely be affected by animal feed tainted with recalled pet food, federal health officials said Tuesday, after an investigation of Indiana chicken farms found the contaminated feed in more than three dozen facilities that raise poultry for human consumption. The Food and Drug Administration said it expects farms in other states will report they received the tainted pet food and predicted that the number of plants that received contaminated feed could reach into the hundreds. Recalled pet food containing tainted Chinese wheat gluten was found in chicken feed in 38 Indiana farms, the FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday, but no chicken recall has been issued because the likelihood of getting sick from eating chicken fed the contaminated product is very low, FDA officials said. No human illnesses related to the minimally tainted poultry feed have been reported, according to the agencies. In an effort to further contain the tainted products, the FDA last week detained all vegetable protein imports from China that are used in both human and animal food as part of its investigation into the nationwide pet food recall. The protein products from China that are affected include: wheat gluten, rice gluten, rice protein, rice protein concentrate, corn gluten, corn gluten meal, corn byproducts, soy protein, soy gluten proteins, and mung bean protein, the FDA import alert dated April 27 said. In response to the FDA/USDA announcement, the National Chicken Council released a statement saying "We are confident that any poultry producers involved will work expeditiously with the government to resolve this matter to the satisfaction of the government agencies." Melamine is not supposed to be in any animal feed, pet food... it's an industrial chemical and that problem goes back to China where they were deliberately spiking the product with melamine and before that with urea in order to boost its protein content. Perdue and Tyson Foods -- two of the largest U.S. chicken producers -- do not import any protein ingredients from China used in their chicken feeds, company representatives told their supermarket chain clients Tuesday. FDA officials said they have found no evidence that tainted wheat gluten was added directly to any human food products that Americans may find on store shelves. It is unclear how long the United States has been importing tainted food additives from China. "Clearly that is a concern if that has been going on for a long period of time," said Dr. David Acheson, who was appointed to the new position of FDA Assistant Commissioner for Food Protection earlier in the day. Melamine, cyanuric acid might be the deadly combination. Monday's report is the latest development in the FDA's investigation into the recall of more than 60 million cans of pet food after at least 17 cats and dogs died of kidney failure. The urine of cats that ate the tainted pet food tested positive for melamine, an industrial chemical used in the manufacturing of plastic utensils and fertilizer. The agency also reported last week that it has received more than 17,000 consumer complaints related to the recall, including reports of 4,150 dog and cat deaths. More than 150 brands and 5,300 pet food products have been recalled. Companies that produced affected items include Menu Foods, Hill's Pet Nutrition, P&G Pet Care, Nestle Purina PetCare, Del Monte Pet Products, and Sunshine Mills. The affected products have been recalled in cooperation with the FDA. The first recall was initiated March 16 by Menu Foods.

    Please click here for our selection of delicious, natural, healthy pure protein for your pets.

    Surprise in Next Issue

    The late May issue of the U.S. Wellness issue will contain a new hidden promo code that will generate a 20% discount for the first 10 users. One special letter will be embedded that will form a 7 character promo code. More details next issue.

    Thank You!

    I, John Wood, would like to personally thank those that attended the N.A.V.E.L. expo last Sunday in Melville, New York. It was great to put faces to customer names. We salute your efforts to come on a great day to learn more about health and wellness from the array of speakers that presented. We plan on attending the November 2007 event.

    Strongmen Corner
    Jon Andersen

    Jon Andersen called this past week and commented how much he appreciates the products he consumes from U.S. Wellness Meats. Jon is a great fan of 75% ground beef, 75% patties, mixed steaks and beef heart. Jon comments beef heart consumed in late morning will give him a tremendous burst of energy for P.M. training.

    Jon endured a late winter viral infection; consequently, we suggested he consider the line of nutraceuticals we sell. Long story short . . . Jon has been taking the concentrated minerals, vitamins, organic calcium and cold pressed fish oil religiously for the past 60 days and reports he feels like superman. Jon takes the minerals, vitamins, and fish oil and organic calcium first thing of the day and repeats the fish oil in the late afternoon. Jon reports fewer aches and pains and overall health is at 110%.

    Stop Inflammation with a Grass-fed Meat Diet by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN
    hand rubbed brisket

    Inflammation is the chronic disease of this century. Inflammation is not one disease; rather it manifests itself as hosts of varied diseases. Included in this list of diseases on the rise are autoimmune diseases such as: diabetes, Crohn's, psoriasis, lupus, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease, to name just a few. Heart disease now joins this group of inflammatory diseases as well, along with the more mundane chronic problems such as allergies, eczema, and joint problems such as bursitis and tendonitis. Consider these statistics:

    • One in three adults today suffer from some type of arthritis. That is twice as many as 20 years ago.
    • Over 50 million people suffer from allergies, which includes hay fever. There is a 100% increase in prevalence of hay fever in developed countries in each of the last three decades. Allergic dermatitis has tripled since 1960, and eczema is the number one skin condition in children.
    • Diabetes has gone up nearly 50% since 2002. This disease contributes to about 200,000 deaths per year. Diabetes was barely on the map at the turn of the 20th century when most families grew their own organic food, and there was no such thing as 'high fructose corn syrup'.
    • Heart disease is still the number one killer of Americans with about 64 million currently having some form of it.
    • Over 1 million people are troubled with inflammatory bowel disease. (From Inflammation Nation, by Floyd Chilton PhD, and Laura Tucker, 2006, Fireside books.)

    What is the common denominator of all these debilitating conditions? In one word, it is "INFLAMMATION".

    What exactly then, is inflammation? Read more ...

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

    Boost Your Body's Main Anti-Aging Protein
    By Al Sears, MD

    I use the word "anti-aging" deliberately despite the recent threats of prosecution, lawsuits and controversy surrounding the term. You may have heard some of this filtered through the news a few months ago.

    In a blistering article - later revealed to be full of disinformation - three doctors writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) threatened any doctor who dared to reverse the effects of aging using a small natural protein your body produces called human growth hormone (HGH). They claimed that a 1990 law enacted to prevent the sale of steroids also bans the use of HGH for "anti-aging" purposes. That's a peculiar interpretation since, in 1990, when congress wrote that law, the term anti-aging wasn't used and anti-aging as a medical specialty didn't even exist! But whenever we find natural treatments that work, there are those in the pharmaceutical industry who are quick to shoot them down.

    Incidentally, the authors of the JAMA article have close ties to big drug makers and competing financial interests. These same drug companies are trying to come up with a synthetic, man-made formula that mimics the effect of HGH.

    In spite of this unusually litigious smear campaign - the authors of the JAMA article and the founders of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine have traded lawsuits - numerous clinical trials prove the remarkable anti-aging benefits of HGH therapy.

    It's been able to reverse most of the major effects of aging including:

    • Excess accumulation of body fat
    • Fatigue and energy depletion
    • Loss of muscle and strength
    • Diminished sex drive and capacity
    • Declining immune function
    Today, I'm going to show you how your body can release its own HGH. It's effective, safe, and easy and takes just minutes a day. You won't need any injections or prescriptions. And, you won't have to worry about the establishment trying to put you in jail. (Not yet anyway!) Clinical Trials Shed New Light on Aging

    It all started in July of 1990. The New England Journal of Medicine published a study that set the world on fire. In just six months, they turned 12 men - ages 61 to 81 - from weak, fat and tired to lean, strong and full of energy. The lead investigator, Daniel Rudman, MD, wrote, "The effects of six months of human growth hormone on lean body mass and adipose-tissue mass were equivalent in magnitude to the changes incurred during 10 to 20 years of aging."

    Here are a few results from the trial: Read more ...

    Sports and Nutrition Questions? Dr. Eric Serrano MD, PhD, MS Nutrition and BS Corporate Wellness Has the Answer
    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.

    Question 1:

    My son has Crohn's . He is currently doing well, by eating a very healthy diet including beef from U.S. 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. Sincerely, Connie P.


    Dear Connie:
    First, I want to let you know how proud I am of your dedication. Crohn's disease is a disease 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.


    Question 2:

    How much grassfed beef per day provides a sufficient amount of Omega 3s, assuming practically no consumption of high Omega 6 oils? I use only olive oil, butter and coconut oil for cooking and salad dressings, encountering other oils only rarely in food prepared by others. Should I be getting some 6s, or are they present sufficiently in the oils that I do use? I also eat 2 raw omega 3 enriched egg yolks most mornings in a fruit smoothie; each yolk is said to contain 225 mg. of Omega 3s. I also take a teaspoon of fish oil every morning. I wonder if I'm overdoing the Omega 3s and under doing the Omega 6s.


    Dear Caitlin:
    It is very hard for me to answer your question because not enough details in your email about your diet, but i will say this, it is very hard to consume to much omega 3, due to the large consumption of other oils and other foods. Red meat has omega 6, nuts have omega 6, even some fruits have omega 6, so the question is what else are you eating?

    I believe in balance, to much of any thing will cause problems, even water, but based in what you are doing right now i wouldn't change or add omega 6.


    Kat James Report!
    Kat James cover 1-07

    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!!

    $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!
    tri tip

    Just another testimony for you...

    The other night, my husband and I thawed some steaks from the freezer for dinner. He had grabbed six steaks, and only two were tri-tips from USWM. The others were supposedly high quality.

    I only chose one of your steaks for myself, and my husband put one of each on his plate. We were complimenting the flavor of your meat, as usual.

    He got to the other steaks, and here is the funny part! He made a funny face with his nose crinkled while cutting into it. He then smelled it. And finally, he put his knife down and said he wasn't going to eat them.

    My husband would have eaten almost anything a year ago before switching to your meats.

    Congratulations for doing an outstanding job!!!

    A very satisfied customer, Lori Rollins

    Greek Salad with Beef
    top sirlloin


    • 1 pound US Wellness grass-fed steak
    • 6 cups of thinly torn romaine lettuce
    • 1 med. cucumber thinly sliced
    • 11/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
    • 2 Tbs (or more) crumbled feta cheese
    • 1 cup Greek or ripe black olives
    • 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes
    • Marinade
    • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tsp dried oregano
    • salt and pepper to taste


    • Whisk marinade ingredients in a bowl. Place beef and 1/2 of the marinade in food-safe plastic bag. Refrigerate 6 or more hours, turning over occasionally.
    • Remove steak and discard marinade
    • Place steak on rack in broiler pan so surface of meat is 2-3" from heat
    • Broil 10-15 minutes, until medium rare
    • Remove and let stand 10 minutes, carve into thin slices
    • Combine beef, lettuce, cucumber and onion in large bowl with remaining marinade, toss and sprinkle with cheese and olives. Serve with Pita wedges.

      Thank you - Beef, Its What's for Dinner website.

    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 24b - 12 delicious fourteen ounce boneless NY strip bundle and box 37 containing 64 - 75% ground beef patties will be discounted 15% through midnight May 19th CST, 2007.

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