U.S. Wellness Meats Newsletter
The Fate of International Cycling in Missouri
Sweet Sale, Break Fat Storage Cycle, Know Your Farmer, Food Safety Concerns

September 20, 2009
Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,

It's a good month for your sweet tooth!  September is flying by, but we didn't forget about it being National Honey Month.  To celebrate, our Sunny Acres Raw Honey is on sale this week!

According to the National Honey Board, honey has been used as a therapeutic agent since ancient times.  All-natural honey is an effective treatment for minor abrasions and burns and recent medical research documents its effectiveness as an antimicrobial agent.  Unlike most other sweeteners, honey contains small amounts of vitamins, minerals and trace minerals as well as antioxidants.

As we continue approaching cold and flu season, remember that a spoonful of honey has been known to soothe and coat sore throats, and is a delicious (and healthy!) sweetener for hot tea.   Visit our recent blog article to learn more about the delicious benefits of honey! 

The Tour of Missouri international bike race just finished in Kansas City. International riders from the Tour de France rode our Missouri countryside from Labor Day to September 13th. Although the race brings in riders and crews from all over the world and draws a crowd of over 500,000 across the state, its fate hangs in the balance and the governor decides if we will get this world-wide attention next year. Read more in Catherine's Comment.

The USDA took a positive step this week by introducing the "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food" program.  The focus of this program is to build stronger local and regional food sources, improve rural economies and give consumers easier access to healthy food sources.  Sustainable agriculture has been making the news lately, causing more Americans to question where their food comes from.  Hopefully this new program can help more people answer that question, and find healthy additions to their diet. 

Do you know what's in your burger?  Visit our blog or Facebook page to see a shocking video about what you might find in certain hamburgers. 

Happy Honey Month,

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

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In This Issue
Breaking News Notes

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*75% Ground Beef, Ribeyes and London Broils will restock on Tuesday, September 22.  Our apologies for the shortages!

New Selections

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Don't forget to look for the special promo code hidden in the text for a one time only 15% discount off your next purchase. Code will be active Sunday through Tuesday
this week.

The 7 red letters (in sequence) are in the extended articles in this issue and will spell out a string that can be used in the 'promo code' area when you are placing your order. The letters will begin within Catherine Ebeling article after you open the complete article by clicking the link at the bottom of the article.  Remaining clues might be in subsequent sections of the newsletter.

This code only applies on orders weighing under 40 pounds and excludes all sale items
Your order receipt will not show a credit.  The code simply changes prices on your receipt page in spread sheet format. 

Compare receipt to retail store prices if you question the discount.

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NEW VITAMIN K ANALYSIS grass-fed butter

An important analysis conducted by Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute scientists suggests the importance of ensuring optimal dietary intakes of vitamin K to prevent age-related conditions such as bone fragility, arterial and kidney calcification, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Vitamin K is concentrated in dark green plants such as spinach or Swiss chard, and is either not present or present in only small amounts in most multivitamin pills. Most importantly Vitamin K2 which is more significant for these health issues, is only found in the products of grass-fed cows, primarily grass-fed butter, cheese, and milk.
This finding comes from Associate Staff Scientist, Joyce McCann, PhD, and Senior Scientist, Bruce Ames, PhD, who analyzed data from hundreds of published articles dating back to the 1970's. Their review was designed to test Dr. Ames' "triage" theory that provides a new basis for determining the optimum intake of individual vitamins and minerals (also called micronutrients), and has major implications for preventive medicine.

Dr. Ames proposed the triage theory in 2006. The theory explains why diseases associated with aging like cancer, heart disease, and dementia (and the pace of aging itself) may be unintended consequences of mechanisms developed during evolution to protect against episodic vitamin/mineral shortages. If correct, the triage theory has widespread implications for public health because modest vitamin/mineral deficiencies are quite common. The theory also suggests a new scientifically based and consistent strategy for establishing optimal vitamin/mineral intake standards, and it provides a research strategy to uncover early biomarkers of chronic disease.
Vitamin K is known as the "Koagulation" vitamin because about half of the 16 known proteins that depend on vitK are necessary for blood coagulation. The other vitK-dependent proteins are involved in a variety of different functions involving the skeletal, arterial, and immune systems. Studies actually show two forms of vitamin K; K1 and K2.

Average intakes of vitamin K in the United States and the United Kingdom are less even than currently recommended intakes, which are primarily based on levels to ensure adequate coagulation. Since vitamin K2 is only present in the dairy products of grass-fed cows, it is plainly evident to see why this nutrient is no longer a part of the daily diet of most people. Commercialized dairy cows are not raised on grass, but on grain, which does not contribute to the production of this vitamin.

Physorg.com, September 17, 2009.

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Catherine's Comment
by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN

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As the clatter of the last cowbell dies and the cacophony of international languages fades, the images of this year's Tour of Missouri remains in the minds of many cycling fans.

Mark Cavendish, winner of 10 Tour de France stages and 40 international wins in the past two seasons, streaking across the finish line in St. Louis...Thor Hushovd, winner of the green sprinter's jersey in the Tour de France this year, winning stage three of the Tour of Missouri in Rolla...and Martin Gilbert--a former Olympian from Canada-sprinting for the win in the race's seventh stage in Kansas City, edging out Andrew Pinfold and Thor Hushovd.

Dave Zabriskie of the Garmin-Slipstream team was the overall winner, his first in a tour event.
This is international cycling at its finest. For the first time this year, the Tour of Missouri was upgraded to a higher level, making it the 2nd biggest cycling event in the US, and the fifth biggest overall. But in spite of its high-level rating and the attraction of world-famous cyclists from all over the world, the Tour of Missouri hovers in an uncertain balance.

Will there be a Tour of Missouri in 2010 and beyond?

State funding for the 3-year-old race is in jeopardy as Missouri struggles with shrinking tax revenues, making it increasingly likely that a private title sponsor will have to step in to augment the state tourism board's support.

After three years and $6 million of state support, the race has yet to lure a corporate title sponsor - a shortcoming that could become the downfall of the Tour of Missouri.

"We'd love to get the title sponsor who comes in with the big bucks.." Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder told VeloNews in front of the state Capitol in Jefferson City.

As recently as July of this year, the race's immediate future was in doubt.


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Dr. Al Sears M.D.
Dr. Al Sears

Monsanto Lawyer to Control Our Food Supply!

By Al Sears, MD

Dear Health Conscious Reader:

Talk about putting the fox in charge of the hen house...

President Obama recently selected Michael Taylor, former chief lobbyist for Monsanto, as the new "food safety czar" at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Think about that: The former lawyer and lobbyist for the company that manufactured Agent Orange will now make decisions about our nation's food supply.

Taylor is the man most responsible for getting recombinant bovine growth hormone (rbGH) approved for use in dairy cows. That's the stuff that fattens the cows to dangerously obese sizes, getting them ready for slaughter faster. (By the way - Monsanto produces the growth hormone.)

And the food safety concerns don't stop there. The push for producing food faster extends to the produce you eat, too.

Genetically-modified seeds and hormones are now staples in the food you eat. You drink it in your milk, eat it in your cheese and yogurt, and ingest it each time you eat commercially-raised, grain-fed beef.

Since these seeds hit the market in 1996, we've seen:
  • Children reach puberty at earlier ages
  • A dramatic rise in asthma, autism, obesity, and diabetes
  • A jump in food allergies, especially among children
  • Allergy-related emergency room visits double from 1997-2002
Your health is too vital to leave it in the hands of corporate lobbyists and their political cronies. It doesn't have to be this way. Take charge of your own food choices.

Here's how to do it:
  • Don't be fooled by beef labeled "organic". The organic label only means that the cattle do not have obvious levels of antibiotics or hormones in their body at the time of slaughter. It does not mean that ranchers have never given cattle these treatments.
  • Get serious about eating grass-fed beef. There are many farmers who have pledged to raise their cows purely on the natural foods they are supposed to eat - grass, not grains. Visit www.uswellnessmeats.com for U.S. purchase.  Use www.eatwild.com for Canadian purchase.
  • Become a locovore. There is a movement in place to eat and buy locally from farmer's co-ops within a 100-mile radius of where you live. Visit your local farmer's market and ask questions about how they grow their crops. Threats to small family farmers and co-ops may come from heavy-handed regulations by the food safety czar, so get the good stuff while it lasts.
To Your Good Health!
Dr. Al Sears

1 Phinney S. Ketogenic diets and physical performance. Nutrition & Metabolism.


Dr. Al Sears, M.D. is a board-certified clinical nutrition specialist. His practice, Dr. Sears' Health & Wellness Center in Royal Palm Beach, Fla., specializes in alternative medicine. He is the author of seven books in the fields of alternative medicine, anti-aging, and nutritional supplementation, including The Doctor's Heart Cure. To get his free special report on the proven anti-aging strategies for building a vibrant, disease-free life, go here now. You'll learn how to stop Father Time without giving up the foods you love.


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Shane Ellison M.S.
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Sneak Peak into Over-The-Counter Natural Cures: The $8 Cure to Deadly Blood Clots and Poor Cardiovascular Function
By Shane "The People's Chemist" Ellison

Grandma Joyce loved her independence. At seventy-two years old, she was proud to be able to take care of herself. Running errands, baby-sitting her grandkids, and even going to the gym three times per week were a joy.  Her peers envied her vibrant energy and health. But, that didn't last.
Six weeks before Christmas, Joyce visited her family doctor for a routine visit. Before even asking how she was doing, he flipped through her charts and suggested that she start taking the anticlotting medicine Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate) daily. Joyce resisted and questioned his motives. He insisted that it would help to prevent heart attack and stroke, and then reassured her by stating that even his own mom was taking Plavix--so much for scientific-based assertions.
Within about four weeks, Joyce suddenly began bruising, passing blood, and coughing it up. At the emergency room, doctors told her family that she was "bleeding out" and that all attempts to stop it had failed. The bleeding was discovered at the emergency room at 10:15 a.m. Joyce passed away at 9:30 p.m. that same day.
Her three-year-old granddaughter later wondered hysterically, "Why isn't Nana here for Christmas?" Most people over forty-five are at risk for this same calamitous scenario. If Plavix isn't on the menu, a host of other cardiovascular drugs-like aspirin, warfarin, and a slew of hypertension meds-are. Better think twice about using any of these meds outside an emergency situation.
Catch phrases like, "You're no match for a deadly blood clot" and "Hypertension runs in your family" are often used to goat-rope us toward drugs, drugs and more drugs. But with a little understanding of blood clotting and cardiovascular function, anyone can see that this isn't always the best way to go.
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Dr. Eric Serrano M.D., M.S., B.C.
Eric Seranno

Dear Dr. Serrano,

I have one comment and one question.
Comment on your last issue response about acid reflux:  I was surprised you did not mention checking for h-pylori bacteria.  I had a problem and the normal remedies you mention did not work until the h-pylori was eliminated; now they work.
Question: Have you heard of "eat for your blood type diet" and what are your thoughts on that?  I'm a organic / grass fed, etc. fan for about 2 years now; I don't eat any processed foods, and drink blended organic veggies every day.  I was able to eliminate all my symptoms following good eating habits by listening to gurus like Dr. Bleilock, Dr. Mercola, and you (I read your comments weekly).  I also came across the blood type diet, and experimenting with it many times over, I notice that my digestion is by far better if I stick to diet that's recommended for blood type A (mine), but not necessarily as far as grains are concerned (those I try to avoid totally, period). My main issue is with beef--I don't digest it as well as turkey and chicken (which is OK per the blood type).
Thank you for your comments in your newsletter.
Dear G:

My apologies for not mentioning H. pylori, but sometimes I don't  believe in H. Pylori because I see so many patients with negative H. Pylori and also with new research stating back and forth that you can't eliminate H. Pylori or you will get cancer and vice versa. I don't treat it all the time, but it doesn't mean that an occasional positive does respond to treatment.

The eating for blood type diet is excellent because it is a guideline--even I use it sometimes-- but only about 30% of the time. The reason for only using it 30% of the time is because the diet does not take into consideration other health issues, and in my practice I see so many  different things and blood type.  It is just one of the the things that I must take into consideration plus all below:
2-athletic components
3-daily diet
6-living areas

If the diet is working for you, continue using it by all means because I do believe it has some merit, but if I looked at everything, then i might make some changes due to all the variables above.

Thank you,

Dr. Eric Serrano, M.D.

This is a friendly reminder to email health and wellness questions to the email address below for Dr. Eric Serrano M.D. question and answer series. Please place Dr. Serrano's name in the subject line for quicker processing.

Answers will appear in future issues of the Newsletter and News Alert. Your full name will not be displayed. Dr. Serrano has been so kind to offer his expertise to literally any question related to health and wellness involving grass-fed meats.

Dr. Serrano has a wealth of knowledge from both his farm background, 15 years of clinical experience and an award-winning professor at Ohio State Medical School. Dr. Serrano has an outstanding family practice on the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio and works with a select group of professional athletes.

Dr. Eric Serrano M.D.
With advanced degrees in nutrition, kinesiology and wellness
475 North Hill Road
Pickerington, OH  43147-1157

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Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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Need A Training Lift?
By: Scott Mendelson

I have lost some fat over the past couple months doing an hour of cardio 5 days per week and using a clean diet.  Since the start of September I have actually gained fat, how is this possible?   I am beyond frustrated.   I do not have a lot of experience weight training; will it help me a lot to start? 



Break the Fat Storage Cycle


The excessive steady state cardio is teaching the body to store fat in many ways.  Without getting into a long scientific explanation - a combination of factors I can identify are increasing your fat storage hormones which also has a negative impact on metabolism.  Each year I have dozens of new female clients come my way in the same situation as you and correcting the problems involves a change in strategy.  Without the right changes you can expect matters to get much worse.

In most cases I can help female clients lose at least 10-15 lbs of body fat in the first 6-8 weeks and some times more pending the starting body fat % and degree of dedication.  Furthermore, the dramatic improvements in daily energy, mood and confidence I see amongst clients are something that is harder to put into a statistic, but these elements are the key to long term success.  The better you feel the more likely you are to make good decisions with exercise and food choices.

Weight Training Will Unlock Your Fat Burning Potential

Yes, weight training will provide tremendous fat burning benefits.  Most women do not scratch the surface of their potential because they do not properly implement a weight training program.  It is not just about breaking a sweat and burning some calories, weight training in the right way will escalate fat burning hormones through the roof!  My customized consult clients earn progress very quickly with simple routines appropriate for their needs and skill level.  Building a strong base is important using proper form and program structures.  Over time the intensity increases as needed to bring on the results.

Interval Sprints for Rapid Fat Loss

Interval sprints are far more effective for fat loss in comparison to steady state cardio while taking less time!  Intervals can be implemented in many ways just like weight training routines.  While running is one mode of doing sprints, stationary bikes, elliptical trainers, stair climbers, jump ropes etc are also very productive.  Drop me an email I will send you the 10 minute fat loss interval routine so you can experience great success!

Nutrition plays a crucial role in the success equation and one area I see many misconceptions is protein intake. Please email scott@infinityfitness.com for your complementary copy of Top Tips for Using Protein to accelerate fat loss and performance. 


Hi, I am Scott Mendelson, and I am here to help deliver solutions to all of your exercise challenges in 2009 and beyond!

To say the least, grassland beef goes quickly in the Mendelson House with filets, flank steak, minute steaks and burgers being the favorites.

"My goal is to not only reach more people in 2009, but help them get to their goals in the fastest possible time frame using the best techniques for their unique needs" 

An Internet Training and nutrition consulting pioneer, Scott has been helping clients ranging from weekend warriors to professional athletes since 1999.  See more about Scott's credentials here.  Watch Scott explain the Super Station Training Chest and Back routine demonstrated by Natural Pro Todd Buchanan.

Infinity Fitness INC provides training, fitness, and nutritional information for educational purposes. It is important that you consult with a health professional to ensure that your dietary and health needs are met. It is necessary for you to carefully monitor your progress and to make changes to your nutritional and fitness program to enjoy success.

Infinity Fitness does not employ dieticians or health professionals and assumes no responsibility or liability for your personal health and condition. For more information regarding our Limited Warranty for products and services, please see our disclaimer at InfinityFitness.com.

Email new questions for Scott Mendelson via: eathealthy@grasslandbeef.com
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What Our Customers Are Saying

Dear Grassland Family,

I have been ordering monthly for awhile now.  Besides having amazing food that is healthy and makes me feel great every day, you guys are the BEST!!

I recently had the unusual problem of not being able to receive my package (I live in Brooklyn and have no doorman).  Although this rarely happens it did happen 3 times in a row.  FedEx said they would be here at a certain time but would come early and I'd miss them, and they refused to leave the package without a signature.  

Well, the lovely Tressa called my cell and was just the absolute best at customer service!  Her diligence, friendliness, and great personality did not go unnoticed. She was apologetic and told me that you guys would resend my shipment for the next day.  Talk about impressed!!

Service like that insures that I will NEVER stray from Grassland Beef because you guys are the REAL DEAL in every way, shape, and form.  I just wanted to give Tressa a shout out for being so awesome and to thank everyone at grasslandbeef.com for running such a great operation that helps me every single day. Thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart! You guys are the BEST!!

Brooklyn, NY
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Delicious Veal Cutlets
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Veal cutlets are made with a flavorful lemon and caper sauce. Serve this veal with hot cooked angel hair pasta and sliced tomatoes for a quick, fuss-free family meal.

  • 1 pound veal cutlets
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons grass fed butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 3/4 cup white wine, dry, such as Chardonnay
  • Juice of 1 lemon, about 2 to 3 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish
  • Lemon wedges, optional

  • Put veal cutlets between sheets of plastic wrap and pound gently to about 1/8-inch thickness. combine the flour, salt, and pepper; dip cutlets into the mixture, coating both sides.
  • Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Saute the veal cutlets for about 1 to 2 minutes on each side, until browned. Remove veal to a plate and set aside.
  • Saute the garlic for about 1 minute, stirring. Add the wine and lemon juice; simmer for about 5 minutes to reduce slightly.
  • Add the veal back to the skillet with capers; cover and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. Serve veal cutlets with parsley and lemon wedges, if desired.
  • Serves 4.
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September, 2009 -
Near Stanley, Tasmania
Above: Cattle grazing next to the Bass Strait in the Southern Ocean on the gorgeous island of Tasmania.  Below: Tasmanian cattle on the move into new pasture. 


$25 Discount for 40lb. Increments

Do not forget to take advantage of the 40 pound $25 discount by ordering 40 pound combinations of beef, lamb, pork, butter, goat, shrimp, bison, condiments, honey, rabbit, single item chicken selections, snack foods, pet food, 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.

Minimum Purchase Rules

U.S. Wellness requires a $75 minimum purchase and a 7 pound minimum combined purchase of beef, lamb, pork, nutraceuticals, gourmet rabbit, grass-fed goat, grass-fed bison, raw cheese, single piece poultry, and butter.

The minimum is required since we have built the cost of shipping into the price of the product.  You will only see a nominal handling at checkout.

The issue is the 20 pound bulk chicken and turkeys  originate from separate cold storage center 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. A Red font will appear under the shopping cart if you are under the minimum price or pound requirements.

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On Sale Items
The following delicious sale items will expire at 10 PM CST September 19, 2009.

Box 66 - Short Ribs
- 25 (1 lb) packages

Box 74- Beef Bacon
- 8 (1 lb) packages

Tenderloin Kabobs
- 1 lb package

Sunny Acres Raw Honey
- 16 oz bottle

Volume Discount
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Plain Beef Franks
- 1 lb package

- 1 lb package

Cacao Powder
- 8 oz package

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