U.S. Wellness Meats Newsletter

Ultimate Grassfed Grilling Guide!

May 16, 2010   Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
Steaks on Grill

Happy Beef Month!  May is beef month and we are ready to celebrate.  This holiday originated over 40 years ago to honor one of the largest industries in the Midwest.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers and applaud them for making the healthy beef choice this month by choosing grass-fed beef. 

To learn about the history of the beef industry, and why meat is such an essential part of our diet, see Dr. Sears' article below.

Grilling season is finally here!  We are enjoying warm weather in Northeast Missouri and have recently fired up the grill.  With graduation parties, baseball season starting and Memorial Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to make sure your grill is ready to go! 

Our Sale items and volume discount specials this week will help you get ready.  Start off with the Fresh Chilled Steak package with a side of NY Strip Kabobs dipped in our All-Natural BBQ sauce, all being cooked with our chemical free Ono Charcoal and you will have the healthiest BBQ in town!  See our recipe section below for a tasty Honey Chicken Kabob recipe. 

New to cooking grass-fed steaks?  No worries, try these simple tips for a tender, juicy steak:
  1. Grass-fed steaks will cook about 30% faster than grain-fed, so reduce the heat and keep the cooking time the same or slightly shorter.  
  2. Allow the steak to come to room temperature, or close to it, before cooking to lock in flavor.
  3. Marinate the steak before cooking.  Extra virgin olive oil makes an excellent marinade.  Soak the steak in oil overnight, or a couple hours before cooking. 
  4. Try a dry rub.  Black pepper, red pepper, dried onion, garlic, ground cumin and sea salt would all work.  Mix and match ingredients to find a combination you like!
  5. Let it rest.  Allowing the steak to rest after cooking will allow the juices to redistribute themselves among the steak, making a juicier, tender steak!
Be sure and see our Memorial Day blog post for more unique grilling recipes and photos!

More good news for beef month: a recent study by the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine reported that a high protein-low carb diet is an effective way for obese teenagers to lose weight.  The study showed that those on a high protein-low carb diet lost almost twice as much weight over a nine week period as those on a low fat diet.  Both groups saw a decline in LDL cholesterol and a rise in HDL cholesterol and after nine months both groups were able to keep the weight off.

High protein diets are also very important to the elderly.  Read the Breaking News article below to learn about the connection between protein and osteoporosis. 

Best Grilling Regards,

John, LeeAnn, Megan, Tressa, and Jennifer on behalf of the farm families of US Wellness Meats. 

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BreakingNewsDietary Protein May Reduce Hip Fractures in the Elderly

Seniors who consume a higher level of dietary protein are less likely to suffer hip fractures than seniors whose daily dietary protein intake is less, according to a new study by the Institute for Aging Research of Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

The study, which examined the daily protein intake of 946 seniors from the Framingham Osteoporosis Study, found that individuals who were in the lowest 25 percent of dietary protein intake had approximately 50 percent more hip fractures than those who consumed greater amounts of dietary protein (all within normal intakes). Those who suffered hip fractures consumed less than the 46 grams of dietary protein per day recommended for adults.

The study, which was funded in part by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, will be published this week in the online-first edition of Osteoporosis International. It builds on previous studies that included mostly women and reported a relationship between greater dietary protein intake and decreased risk of hip fracture.

While other studies have shown that dietary protein intake is also linked with higher bone mineral density, Dr. Hannan, co-director of the Musculoskeletal Research Program at the Institute for Aging Research says dietary protein may further protect elderly people against hip fracture by building stronger muscles in the legs. Most fractures occur after a fall, which may be caused by reduced muscle mass and decreased strength in the lower extremities.

Dr. Hannan, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, recommends that older women consume at least 46 grams of protein per day, and that older men consume at least 56 grams of protein daily. This can come from both animal sources (meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, cheese and yogurt) and plants (legumes, grains, nuts, seeds and vegetables). The study did not examine the type of protein consumed.

In addition to increased dietary protein, Dr. Hannan says regular exercise to build stronger muscles and better balance, as well as other fall prevention strategies, such as reducing hazards in the home, can help protect seniors against falls and hip fractures.

More than 25 million Americans over the age of 50 have either osteoporosis, a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break, or osteopenia, a condition in which bone mineral density is lower than normal, but not low enough to be considered osteoporosis. More than 95 percent of hip fractures in people over the age of 65 are caused by falls and can lead to severe health problems, including decreased quality of life and premature death.

Scientists at the Institute for Aging Research conduct rigorous medical and social studies, leading the way in developing strategies for maximizing individuals' strength, vigor and physical well-being, as well as their cognitive and functional abilities in late life.

Fractures in the elderly. ScienceDaily. Retrieved May 13, 2010, from http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2010/05/100505092000.htm
Adapted from materials provided by Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.

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by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN

Cahterine Ebeling
Omega 3 Fatty Acids the Best Way to Protect Against Sun Damage

When I was a teenager, my summer's goal was to get as tan as possible, so needless to say, my friends and I spent a good portion of our summertime sun bathing as much as we could. To make matters worse, no sunscreen for us, no sir, we used baby oil to bake our skin. Sunscreen was for sissies.

I still remember the lectures (that went unheeded) from my dad about too much sun exposure. That I would get wrinkly, leathery-looking skin when I was older, that I could get skin cancer if I didn't stay out of the sun, and that I needed to be slathering myself with chemical-laden sunscreens.

Well, eventually the super summer bronze glow became a thing of the past, as free time was replaced with college, full-time jobs, and families. As a fair-skinned blonde, I worried about my skin. Would I become wrinkly and leathery-looking by the time I was 30? I watched and waited, and it never happened.

Never a fan of expensive creams, lotions, potions and cosmetic medical procedures, I just used soap and water and hoped for the best. What I did not realize at the time was that the diet I was eating was helping my skin tremendously. I actually reversed the sun damage with my healthy diet. Today at 51, my skin is smooth, soft and relatively wrinkle-free-far from the leathery, wrinkly face my father predicted.

I'm now experiencing another phenomenon-as a competitive cyclist, I spend long hours out in the sun riding my bike. Since most conventional sunscreens are full of chemicals that are far worse than the sun exposure and cause more damage with their poisonous chemicals than the sun itself, I am not a big fan of sunscreens. But, surprisingly enough, I rarely get burned out in the sun, just lightly tanned most of the time. What is going on? Turns out, my diet has come to the rescue, again.  

A recent study shows omega 3 fatty acids actually protect the skin from the inflammatory response (sunburn) after too much sun exposure and that these super nutrients also reduce the risk of some skin cancers. The study's findings also show that omega 3 fatty acids play an important role in preventing and reducing the damaging effects of sun. In humans, omega 3 fatty acids also increase the time it takes to become sunburned, the review concluded, very similar to what sunscreens do.

In experimental animal studies, the reviewers noted, there is direct evidence that dietary omega 3 fatty acids inhibited the cancerous changes that occur after ultraviolet radiation, including decreasing tumor growth and reducing the cancer cell's ability to multiply...


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searsDr. Al Sears, M.D.
Dr. Al Sears
History Lesson for Vegetarians
By: Al Sears, MD
Dear Health-Conscious Reader,

Our ancient ancestors ate meat. They prized it above all else.  I find a sort of evidence for this myself when I travel to areas of the world where men and women are still living in nature, unaffected by the western world.

I'll be traveling back to the Amazon jungles of Peru this summer to live among the native Ashanikas, and I'll tell you all about it. Not only do they eat meat, but they're doing much better than the natives who have switched to a western-style diet.

This has probably been our history for millions of years. Vegetarians like to think otherwise, but a recent discovery may prove them wrong.

This new fossil discovery shows that humankind may have been eating beef for millions of years. The fossil is the skull of a long-horned bull that dates back 2.5 million years.

Paleontologists believe it's the "missing link" between the cattle we know today and an early African species known to live out in open areas, just like early humans. Based on their studies, they draw the conclusion that if early humans and early cattle shared the same landscape, beef was most likely on the dinner menu.

The found fossil also looks just like prehistoric rock carvings that show long-horned cattle hunted by humans with bows and arrows millions of years ago.  It's compelling evidence and it brings to mind a bigger question. How did humankind stay strong enough to fight off predators if they didn't eat meat?

Meat gives you energy and strength. For ancient man, it gave him protein to build muscles. It gave him fat for energy. It contained early man's only source of coenzyme Q10. This nutrient is critical to the production of energy in the human body.

This is a history lesson for vegetarians, who want to believe butchering animals is a creation of modern man. It's also a good lesson for anyone who wants to be healthy.

With ancient man, it was survival of the fittest.  To survive, they had to remain healthy. Meat provided vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and protein to build the stamina and strength he needed so he could hunt - and run away from - wild animals.

Today, you're faced with different kinds of predators. You're chased by cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes, obesity, inflammation, and heart disease. And you have to know how to defend yourself.

One of the best ways to strengthen your body to fight off disease is to eat free-farmed, grass-fed meat. Here's why:

    Beef contains 17 grams of protein per ounce to build strong bones and muscles.  

    Beef supplies vitamins, minerals, and enzymes critical for disease prevention and great health.

    Beef supplies good fats like omega-3s and omega-6s in perfect proportion and is the best source of CLA, a cancer-fighting fat.  Good fats are your main source of energy. They also protect the body against diseases we face today.

    Beef is the best source of coenzyme Q10, which creates energy in every cell of your body. CoQ10 improves heart function, helps prevent disease, and strengthens every organ of your body.  

I was lucky to grow up eating grass-fed beef, and I still do today. Because of it, I am "healthy as a bull" and never get sick. Here are three easy-to-follow rules:

1.    Find a local farm that can provide you with healthy,  grass-fed beef.
2.    Serve beef for dinner often.

To Your Good Health,

Al Sears, MD

1.  Kelley NS, Hubbard NE, Erickson KL. "Conjugated linoleic acid isomers and cancer." J Nutr 2007; 137 (12): 2599-607.
2.  "Micronutrient Information Center." Linus Pauling Institute, OSU. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter. Accessed 02 10.

[Ed. Note:  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.]
sadiquaShane Ellison, M.S.

shane ellisonThe Vitamin D Scam?

By Shane "The People's Chemist" Ellison

Vitamin D hype has everyone swallowing the "sunshine vitamin" like Oprah swallows fat loss scams.  Scared of cancer?  Eat vitamin D.  Can't get into your skinny jeans?  Eat vitamin D.  Got diabetes?  Eat vitamin D.  Tired of your wife yelling at you for watching too much Celebrity Apprentice?  Eat vitamin D.  

Nobody is immune from "D" hype.  Famed nutrition gurus from around the world have been pushing vitamin D on the masses.  Thankfully, I'm not a nutrition guy.  The thought of spreading wishy-washy advice with a cute trendy smile makes me nauseous.  I enjoy solitude, research and more solitude.  So much that I don't even carry my cell phone, just a bad attitude.  And that's why I'm a chemist, because I enjoy sleuthing for real answers behind the hype, especially when it comes to "pills."    

The Wonders of Sunshine

In the early 1930's, some dude (a pharmaceutical shill) learned that as sun rays beamed down to earth at light speed - 670,616,629 miles per hour -  our skin produced a family of hormones known as secosteroids in response.  I call these "sunshine hormones."  

Using state of the art chemistry methods, dozens of these sunshine hormones have been identified and more are being characterized every day.  Nobody is sure how many there are, or how they interact.  But one thing is for certain; they work in orchestra-like unison to activate a host of positive actions in the body.  There is no one single player as we have been led to believe.

Sunshine hormones make you happy by giving rise to feel-good compounds in the brain, which partly explains why so many retired folks flock to Florida.  They also activate the expression of over 900 genes, which help control things like bone density, blood sugar, inflammation and much, much more. 

Truth be said, nobody knows the entire scope of benefits associated with sunshine hormones.  Nor do we fully understand how they interact.  But we do know that our skin understands that too much of them can be toxic. 

Fortunately, the body has a clever way of preventing the overdose.  After about 20 minutes in the sun, the friction created by the bombardment of sunshine blasting the skin creates heat, which in turn, shatters the creation of excess sunshine hormones in the skin, thereby making it impossible for us to produce too much of a good thing.
Profiting from Sunshine

In the 1930's, seeing great profit potential in sunshine hormones, Big Pharma went to work manufacturing a copy cat.  In that pursuit, they narrowed the scope of our sunshine hormones and postulated that it was a single isolate that was responsible for the vast, biological benefits of sunshine.  At the same time, they disregarded the unique balance and protection mechanism built by the body to guard against toxicity.  Once successful in designing their "Franken-chemical," they launched a campaign to systematically contaminate our vitamin and food supply with it and make billions...


About the Author:
Shane is an award winning organic chemist and author of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures.  He teaches people about natural medicine, but is not a shill. He is a perfect candidate for being "medicated to death" - according to psychiatry, but chooses living young instead. He has been quoted by USA Today, Shape, Woman's World, as well as Women's Health and has served as guest speaker for large corporations like BP and appeared on Fox and NBC as a natural medicine advocate.  Learn about the $8 cancer buster FREE at www.otcnaturalcures.com.

serranoDr. Eric Serrano M.D., M.S., B.C.
Eric Seranno
Dear Dr. Serrano,

I have been following a very strict diet for the last 2 years.  I can go through details, but it would get long.  Mainly, I do not eat processed food period, eat only organic vegetables and lot's of them, eat organic eggs and grass-fed beef and pastured turkey - lots of it, lots of walnuts and flaxseed.  Only supplement I take is cod liver oil.  

I was sick 2 years ago when I found out some interesting things about me, prior to that I almost never seen a doc.  I'll start from when I was born and hit on some key things:

1.  Had blood transfusion when I was born due to severe jaundice probably caused by blood type incompatibility.

2.  I'm left with a small PFO in my heart - not sure why/when that happened but they found it through some tests they did couple years ago (too small to try close was told).

3.  Doctors found h-pylori couple years ago coincidentally and I was treated for it.

4.  I may have had high levels of mercury (did a hair test) when I was sick couple years ago

5.  I'm not sure what helped/cured me from the sickness 2 years ago, doctors could not find anything wrong with me, but I felt very week, had muscle spasms, pain in the spine, pressure in head and legs and lost about 40 lbs (210 down to 165 in 3 weeks; - I'm back to 185 now, I'd say 10% body fat).  It was not until I did a lot of research on my own, changed my diet, removed amalgam fillings, and was treated for h-pylori that I recovered.  

6.  I did not mention that I still do have consistently low platelet count according to standard (115-130 verified by count); the highest I can find ever is 140, this was about 7 years ago and I don't have any medical tests prior to see if it ever was any higher.

7.  I don't take any meds, not even over the counter.

My question is only about my blood test results and specifically cholesterol.  I dropped triglycerides from 70 to 40, HDL went from 40 to 42, LDL went from 60 to 140.  I'm concerned that HDL is not increasing but LDL is beyond recommended limits.  Should I drop the egg yolks maybe or something - I eat about 1-2 yolks per day?  Is there a concern with LDL levels increase of this high?  
Thank you,

Dear Greg,

I am going to answer your question with two words:  change your HDL and LDL.  Just start taking chromiun pycolinate (400 mcgs) every day. 

Your platelets are low due to the initial reaction when you were a baby, your platelet number will continue being low but it is not abnormal.  Are you having abnormal bleeding? bruises?  Of course not, so that means that number is perfect for you.  I am going to recommend a test called Spectra Cell for you, it will identify any vitamin deficiencies you might have.

Thank You,

Dr. Serrano

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

My wife and I have been working very hard since the start of the year to earn the best shape of our lives.  Our target date is July 4 weekend when we plan to take a vacation and would like to be beach ready!  We are overly frustrated and confused since we are working out 6 days per week, 2 hours each session  using weight training for one hour and then cardio for an hour.  Progress has been less than stellar even though we keep cutting back the amounts of food.  What is going wrong? 



Why Doing Too Much Work and Eating Too Little Increase Body Fat Levels

You both are your own worst enemies, the first obvious problem is overtraining.  80% of the population does too little work and 20% does way too much in my estimation reviewing thousands of training journals each year.  An over trained status creates a hormonal disaster that will increase body fat levels and decrease lean muscle tissue.  Females are more notorious for overtraining using a combination of excessive cardio with a low caloric intake while some Men would prefer to live in the gym through sheer determination.  Dr. Serrano conducted a great audio interview discussing several topics including how  he helped two female fitness competitors earn a lower body fat level.  You can listen to the audio interview here.

Work Harder and Smarter to Earn Better Results

Consistent execution of the right methods ensures the fastest possible rate of success.  Get profession help to make sure your hard work pays off!  Here is the good news, you both have a strong work ethic, otherwise you would have quit a long time ago, the first thing I would aim to do with clients in your situation would be to channel more energy into the quality of work defined by intensity and cut back the volume.  In a vast majority of cases like yours I can pack in more weight training work than you have fit in 1 hours into 30 minutes by putting together the right sequence of super sets with short rest periods.  Pairing the right exercises along with other elements cuts recovery time between sets through a neurological phenomenon.  Packing more work into less time is vital for activating fat burning hormones while minimizing the catabolic hormones associated with body fat deposition and muscle wasting.

Weight Training for Fat Loss

The key is using short rest periods with the right sequence of exercises.  There are many different individual factors to consider when designing a routine and the below serves as a great example.  Using 4 exercises in a group allows for certain muscles to rest while others are working at full capacity which is vital so that the intensity level can remain very high.  For example after doing a set of 45 deg incline db presses the muscles involved will be fatigued, but there will be 6 minutes that pass due to the other exercises being performed before doing this exercise again allowing for adequate recovery time so that a high level of effort can be applied for the second set.  Doing low weight loads just so that the rest periods can be short is not productive.  The below serves and example upper body routine, a customized approach which impacts exercise selection, rep ranges, speed of reps and rest periods are ideal for producing the fastest results. 

Day 1- Torso

A1. 45 deg incline db press        3-4    6-8    3-2-1-0    30
A2. 30 deg incline prone db row  3-4    4-6    3-1-1-2    30
A3. Flat DB Neutral Grip Press     3-4    6-8    3-1-1-0    30
A4. Neutral grip lat pull down      3-4    6-8    3-1-1-2    90
B1. Close grip pushups               2-3    6-8    3-2-x-0    20
B2. Prone 30 deg db front raise   2-3    6-8    4-0-1-2    20
B3. External rotation combo       2-3    8-10    4-1-1-1   45

Do A1, rest 30 seconds, do A2 rest 30 sec, do A3 rest 30 seconds, Do A4 and rest 90 seconds before repeating the cycle a total of 4 revolutions not including warm up sets.  Advanced trainees can trim the rest periods 5 sec per week for added fat burning impact!  Email Scott@infinityfitness.com for a full version of the Giant Set Fat Burning routine Today!

Never do Cardio Work Following Weight Training

Following Weight training the first priority should be recovery with sound nutrition as muscles have been put through their paces if you are training correctly.  The right post workout strategies will maximize the benefits of exercise while accelerating recovery.  After a certain period of time ranging from 30-50 minutes pending the trainees individual factors catabolic hormones will begin to rise dramatically making subsequent work counterproductive.  Your best bet is to do interval sprints on non weight training days a couple days per week to accelerate fat burning. Now that the weather has improved there are an endless number of outdoor venues you can use for interval work.  My clients are shocked by how quickly they can lose body fat with customized interval programs that are only 20-25 minutes in length with no gym commute!    Email Scott@infinityfitness.com for a complementary copy of the 10 minute Interval workout. 

Reviving Metabolism Following a Period of Over Training

We have some time until your target date, I would start off with the Macronutrient cycling nutrition plan which is great for improving fat burning at any time, but this type of system has worked very well for people in the exact same situation as you. A strategy must be in place to revive metabolism. You will find that you can lose more body fat when eating more- how? The right combinations of foods will increase fat burning enzymes and optimize several other functions.  Pending your situation a month out from the goal date we can consider the Extreme Crash Diet strategy which works very well for a short period.  Both programs are available by emailing Scott@infinityfitness.com.

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 dietitians 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.  Copyright Infinity Fitness INC All Rights Reserved 2010

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Dear Grassland Beef Farm Families:
Tonight my husband and I decided to try your T-bone steaks for dinner.  I added minimum spices and a bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Hubby grilled them up, and OMG!!!!  I have never had a better steak in my entire life.  The taste was amazing, it was phenomenal...perfectly tender, and oh, sooooo delicious.  

We've been customers for about a year now, and have tried several delicious grass-fed/finished beef products, but the T-bones, without question, are the best I've ever had!  We'll be ordering more soon - gotta have them for the impromptu barbecue with friends!
Thank you so much,
Carpentersville, IL
P.S.  We've been "primal" now for 9 weeks, and enjoy eating healthy with your beef even more now :)
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Honey Chicken Kabobs

Chicken KabobsIngredients:
  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts or chicken cutlets, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce*
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 5 small onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Any other vegetables - squash, mushrooms or tomatoes would work also!


  1. Whisk together oil, honey, soy sauce, pepper and garlic. Before adding chicken, reserve a small amount of the marinade to brush onto kabobs while cooking.
  2. Add chicken, garlic, onions and peppers and marinate for 2 or more hours (the longer the better).
  3. Drain chicken mix and divide chicken and vegetables evenly among 10 to 12 skewers.
  4. Cook the kabobs on the grill, turning and brushing with reserved marinade for about 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. (You could also cook these on a broiler indoors if you don't have a grill). 
*For a healthier substitute for soy sauce, see our blog.

Recipe compliments of Rural Missouri Magazine.

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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.

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U.S. Wellness requires a $75 minimum purchase and a 7 pound minimum combined purchase of beef, lamb, pork, gourmet rabbitbison, raw cheese, organic butter,poultry, seafood and snacks.

The weight minimum is to help ensure everything stays frozen during transit and the price minimum is required since we have built the cost of shipping into the price of the product.  You will only see a $7.50 handling fee at checkout.

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