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February 6, 2011   Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
What a week!  Northeast Missouri (along with the rest of the Midwest) was slammed with the worst blizzard we have seen here in over 20 years.  We ended up with around 18 inches on the ground here.  Our offices were temporarily shut down Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday, so we appreciate your understanding while we were unavailable. 

Thank you to all who entered our Grass-Fed Sweet Greetings Contest!  We were blown away by the number of responses!  It was so hard to narrow it down with the hundreds of amazing choices we got, but we eventually got our top 5 list put together and now we need your help to choose the winners.  Visit our Sweet Greetings page to vote for your favorites.  Voting will end at 10:00 am CST Wednesday, February 9.  Remember, the top two vote-getters will receive a special US Wellness Valentine's gift package!

Ready for the Super Bowl?  It's not too late to visit our Super Bowl recipe page for lots of tasty game-day ideas.  Or visit our recipe section below for an easy BBQ Chicken Wing recipe!

Now is a great time to stock up on our best selling 75% Lean Ground Beef!  The bulk box is on sale this week, which doesn't happen very often.  Our ground beef is grass-fed from start to finish and makes a perfect chili or beef stew on cold winter nights.

Looking for a heart healthy snack that you can take to work, or send with the kids for lunch?  Pistachios have been gaining popularity recently, and according to Jonny Bowden in The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth because of the high Vitamin E content, they can help strengthen your immune system.  All of that Vitamin E, along with magnesium and phosphorus make Pistachios a delicious snack for young and old alike.  Visit the Pistachio Health site for more reasons why you should add Pistacios to your diet.

Congratulations to Leigh from California, who placed our 100,000th order this week!  She was the lucky winner of a $100 US Wellness gift certificate.  We truly appreciate your continued patronage and support as we continue to grow and look forward to another 100,000 orders!

Grateful Regards,

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

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All of these can be achieved through optimum total body wellness.  Cell-Wellness was founded on the belief that total well-being begins at the most basic cellular level.  Through a team of experts spearheaded by Bear Walker, Holistic and Healthcare Practitioner, and John Wood, Grass-Fed Meat Connoisseur, a string of products were designed to work with the body to achieve maximum health and vitality.

All products are backed by a team of nutrition researchers, health care professionals, medical doctors and nutritional supplement biochemists.  Founder Bear Walker states, "With Cell-Wellness anyone can make a substantial difference in their health."  Dr. Keith Pyne, B. Sc. D.C., who specializes in the treatment of professional sports injuries adds, "To compete at the highest level, you must have the highest level of Cell-Wellness."

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Want More Efficient Muscles? Eat Your Greens! 
After taking a small dose of inorganic nitrate for three days, healthy people consume less oxygen while riding an exercise bike. A new study in the February issue of Cell Metabolism traces that improved performance to increased efficiency of the mitochondria that power our cells.

The researchers aren't recommending anyone begin taking inorganic nitrate supplements based on the new findings. Rather, they say that the results may offer one explanation for the well-known health benefits of fruits and vegetables, and leafy green vegetables in particular.

"We're talking about an amount of nitrate equivalent to what is found in two or three red beets or a plate of spinach," said Eddie Weitzberg of the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. "We know that diets rich in fruits and vegetables can help prevent cardiovascular disease and diabetes but the active nutrients haven't been clear. This shows inorganic nitrate as a candidate to explain those benefits."

In fact, up until recently nitrate wasn't thought to have any nutritional value at all. It has even been suggested that this component of vegetables might be toxic. But Weitzberg and his colleague Jon Lundberg earlier showed that dietary nitrate feeds into a pathway that produces nitric oxide with the help of friendly bacteria found in our mouths. Nitric oxide has been known for two decades as a physiologically important molecule. It opens up our blood vessels to lower blood pressure, for instance.

The new results show that increased dietary nitrate can have a rather immediate effect. But it's not yet clear what might happen in people who consume higher levels of inorganic nitrate over longer periods of time.

"Among the more consistent findings from nutritional research are the beneficial effects of a high intake of fruit and vegetables in protection against major disorders such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes," the researchers concluded. "However, the underlying mechanism(s) responsible for these effects is still unclear, and trials with single nutrients have generally failed. It is tempting to speculate that boosting of the nitrate-nitrite-NO pathway may be one mechanism by which vegetables exert their protective effects."

As an interesting aside, Weitzberg says that the benefits of dietary nitrates suggest that powerful mouthwashes may have a downside. "We need oral bacteria for the first step in nitrate reduction," he says. "You could block the effects of inorganic nitrate if you use a strong mouthwash or spit [instead of swallowing your saliva]. In our view, strong mouthwashes are not good if you want this system to work."


ScienceDaily (Feb. 4, 2011)


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Banish Depression with These Key Nutrients

By: Catherine Ebeling, RN, BSN

If you live in the Midwest, and many other parts of the country, we are in the midst of a cold, snowy, gloomy winter. With short days and little sunshine, paired with the cold temperatures, many of us not only have cabin fever, but may be fighting off feelings of depression.

Unfortunately we can't all take off to a tropical isle, so we are left trying to figure out how to deal with it, and wishing for springtime.

If that sounds like you, you are not alone. Nearly one out of five people have some form of depression and the numbers climb in the middle of winter. While depression can affect anyone, its effect may vary depending on your age and gender.


Women are almost twice as likely (possibly because of fluctuating hormones) to become depressed as men-but men are more likely to suffer in silence.

Although their risk for depression is lower, men are more likely to go undiagnosed and less likely to seek help. Some men may have the typical symptoms of depression, but many express their depression as anger, irritability, or hostility. Suicide is a more serious risk for men with depression, who are four times more likely than women to kill themselves.

Teens' lives can be full of stress as they seek to find ways to fit in and deal with the pressures of growing up. With all the drama in their lives, it isn't always easy to notice the difference between depression and normal teenage moodiness. And, teens with depression may not appear sad, nor do they always withdraw from others. For some depressed teens, symptoms of irritability, aggression, and rage are more prominent.

Older people living alone are also highly subject to depression. Many older people are reluctant to talk about their symptoms, and can be isolated from others. As a result, older people may not receive treatment for their depression, and may suffer alone in silence.


What is not always obvious, though is the effect our everyday dietary habits and food favorites have on moods-most notably, depression.  Yes the dark, cold winter days can affect our moods, and while we may not have a lot of control over the weather, we do have control over our diets.


Brain chemistry can be changed significantly by a single meal and can rapidly affect brain function. While all foods eaten modify brain function, some are specifically effective at altering mood, energy, or state of consciousness...





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Dr. Al Sears 

Do You Know What Doctors Are Reading?

By: Al Sears, MD

Dear Health-Conscious Reader,

I like to keep up on the latest news in my field.

The other day, I picked up my copy of Family Practice News, and I couldn't believe what I saw: three articles side by side on the front page - all addressing the same thing: three different drugs...and three different deadly side effects not reported at the time that the FDA approved these drugs. And all three are still on the market.

The first story that caught my eye was about the diabetes drug Avandia. This drug is still on the market, even though it's been proven to have caused over 83,000 heart attacks and 304 deaths.(1,2)

The FDA's solution? They're limiting the number of people allowed to take it. Now only patients who can't manage their diabetes by taking a different medication will be allowed to take Avandia - and risk cardiac arrest. And patients who are currently taking the medication can continue if they want to. But only if they sign a waiver saying they understand the risks.

The next story was about how the FDA can't decide on whether to remove the weight reduction drug Sibutramine from the shelves or not.

They know there are risks of "cardiovascular safety" - heart failure - but eight out of the sixteen weight reduction specialists on the FDA panel voted to keep it on pharmacy shelves, even though there's a lack of evidence that there's any sort of health benefit associated with the drug.

Instead the FDA has decided to allow the manufacturer to sell Sibutramine with a few restrictions on its distribution.

The final story I read was about anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs). People pop these pills like they're candy to relieve everything from headaches and minor arthritis to back pain.

According to a study cited in the article, these drugs can dramatically increase the risk of fatal and nonfatal strokes. The study followed a million Danish people over the course of nine years. At the end of the study, they found the risk for stroke was increased by 30 percent for ibuprofen users and 60 percent for diclofenac users. When the two NSAIDs were used together, the risk of stroke increased by a whopping 80 percent.(3)

Geesh - what a mess! So what to do?

Editors 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.

serranoDr. Eric Serrano MD, MS, BC
Eric Seranno
Dr. Serrano,

I enjoy the grass-fed beef from US Wellness. I am a serious weightlifter and have been for many years. As a part of my higher protein diet I try to eat a variety of protein types. I have read so much about the link between eating red meat and the increase in contracting colon cancer.

As part of my diet, I usually eat 2/3 pound of the 75% ground beef per day. My question is, is this healthy and will it increase my risk of colon cancer?
I am 48 years old. I try to live and eat healthy and hearing this link repeatedly does give me concern.  Thank you in advance for you answer.


Dear Marc, 


My mother just died of colon cancer, so I know how concerning it is to have colon cancer in your mind.

I have read almost every study done in the medical literature about fats and cancer, and the only common source of cancer and fat is corn oil.  In addition, when they talk about cancer and animal fat, they are talking about lard, which isn't organic, it has been processed and is just plain nasty.

If you eat damaged fats, over-cooked fats, or if you consume a lot of transfats, then I see a problem.  But if your source of fats are organic and in balance, meaning the right amount of mono, poly and saturated fats and vegetables; your cancer risk from fats is extremely low.

I am 46 so I am way younger than you are, I had to say that, and eat red meat every day.  When I was competing, I ate meat two to three times per day with a low carbohydrate diet.  I felt great!  Now I eat less meat, not because I am worried, but because my 5 kids eat it all.

Congratulations on your healthy life style.


Thank you,

Dr. Serrano
This is a friendly reminder to email health and wellness questions to eathealthy@grasslandbeef.com 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 under your first name only. 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 advanced degrees in nutrition, kinesiology and wellness and has a wealth of knowledge from both his farm background, 15 years of clinical experience and as 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.

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Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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3D Abs and Rapid Fat Loss for     Spring Break 


By: Scott Mendelson
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I am desperate to have my abs looking good for a warm weather trip in March. Despite thousands of crunches I have never been able to get a six pack.  I have exactly 6 weeks before I leave with at least 20 lbs to dump which seems to all sit right on my mid section!  What do I do? 




Earning a great six pack requires a combination of a low body fat level with proper training to develop the core musculature.  My clients will show off a great six pack at anywhere from 10-14% body fat while average Joe using the daily sit up scheme will need to get down to 8% or less for the abs to show well.  A well designed routine will help drastically improve function as well as core muscle definition. The typical approach of daily sit ups, crunches, etc. does not work as this only stimulates a small cross section of the musculature while not allowing enough recovery time for the muscles to improve.  Furthermore those who only do abdominal flexion exercises will develop back pain due an imbalance created by their own mistakes.
Primary and Secondary Core Muscle Training
The core must be trained with a smart approach just like any other muscle group.  There needs to be adequate recovery time between training sessions in order for development to improve.  Primary stimulation is what most people would consider a core workout and this should be done one time per week in a majority of cases.  Additional core work can be done during other weight training session by choosing the correct exercises for secondary stimulation.  For example while training the chest doing a unilateral (1 arm at a time) incline press will force the core muscles to stabilize the body throughout the entire movement adding to the core work load.  Implementing unilateral training is one of the first steps I take with new clients who are in a hurry for a six pack!

There Is More to Core Training Than Sit Ups!
The oblique's are often ignored by most trainees and this is a big mistake.  Oblique muscles help with twisting movements and if under developed will leave any trainee more susceptible to injury during even simple household chores.  Prioritizing oblique training is one of the fastest ways to improve core definition as they help the waist appear to be slimmer.  Another area of emphasis should be leg lowering movements which require coordination of abdominal and lower back muscles. A lack of flexibility or muscle imbalances can drive the pelvis forward for a undesirable pot-belly look.  Corresponding improvements in posture from proper core training can also bring the body into better alignment giving the appearance of a flatter core. 
3 Dimensional Core Workout for Rapid Ab Development
                   ;                        Sets  Reps  Tempo   Rest
A1. Elevated crunch                 3     6-8   3-0-1-2   30 
(hands on ears- do not push on back of head

A2. Bicycle sit up                   ;   3    6-8   3-0-1-1   30
(monitor posture)

B1. Ball leg lower                 &n bsp;    3    6-8   3-0-1-2   30
(keep lower back pressed into floor)

B2. Floor back extensions           3    6-8  ; 3-0-1-2    30
(hands out in front like superman)

C1. Lever crunch                 & nbsp;    3    6-8  4-0-1-0    30
(do not flex neck forward)

The Extreme Crash Diet
As for your fat loss needs with only six weeks to lose 20 lbs of body fat I would consider the Extreme Crash Diet which is designed for short term use.  This program concept developed by Dr. Serrano has worked very well over many years for people short on time with big fat loss ambitions.  Email Scott@infinityfitness.com for your copy. Cleansing your fat cells with the right dietary fat consumption from organic/grass fed products is a very important step for rapid fat loss. 
Slashing Mid Section Body Fat
Men have a higher density of fat storage receptors in the mid section while women have the same problem in the buttocks/thigh region.  Shutting off fat storage receptors is a crucial move to make sure your body is not fighting against your fat loss efforts.  Without the correct approach you can diet and exercise for hours on end with no success.  Barriers to fat loss muscle be addressed thought the process to ensure your rapid progress.
Email Scott@infinityfitness.com for a free copy of the Extreme Crash Diet, Belly Fat Slashing Special Report and Fat Cell Cleansing File.

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

This document is provided by Infinity Fitness INC for general guidance only, and does not constitute the provision of health or fitness advice.  The information is provided "as is"  with no assurance or guarantee of completeness, accuracy, or timeliness of the information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of performance, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose.  

Email new questions for Scott Mendelson via: eathealthy@grasslandbeef.com

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US Wellness,

My husband likes the Jack's Links brand beef snack sticks.  He's incredibly picky with his food.  This may sound like a backwards compliment, but for him, if it tastes healthy, he won't eat it. 

When he tried your snack sticks, we were both pleasantly surprised that he liked them.  He said that when he thinks of organic food or healthy food, he always still thinks of soy (which is not even remotely close to being "health food", but that's a whole 'nother story).  He's been so brainwashed by mainstream misinformation that he's completely against eating healthy, but he is now willing to eat your "healthy" beef snack sticks.

Thanks for keeping up a good, healthy business!  Your food is more of a blessing than you know!

Recipe Corner

BBQ Chicken Wings


BBQ WingsIngredients: 



  1. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375. Fry chicken wings, a few at a time, for 8 minutes or until golden brown and juices run clear, turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels.
  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, butter, celery seed and hot pepper sauce.
  3. Cover and microwave on high for 1 minute or until heated through. Place the chicken wings in a large bowl; add sauce and toss to coat.  

Yield: 6 servings

(This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to feed more guests!)


Recipe and photo compliments of Taste of Home.


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Blizzard 2011
Bizzard!  We got slammed with 18 inches of snow and 50 mph wind gusts this week. These photos were taken in rural Monticello -  photo below is looking down the middle of road covered with 2 feet of snow!
Blizzard 2011

Coming Soon!

weightlifterUS Wellness founding farmer John Wood will be traveling to the Washington, DC area February 19 to visit one of our favorite affiliates: Designer Fitness & Wellness Center in Gainesville, VA. 


Designer Fitness gym members are fans of grass-fed beef, and how it is helping them reduce body fat percentage and increase lean muscle mass.  John will be giving a presentation on Saturday, February 19 to talk about these health benefits, as well as other nutritional information, and why grass-fed meats are better for your health.  There will also be free samples so if you are in the area please stop by!  Designer Fitness is located at:

Designer Fitness


7937 Heritage Village Plaza

Gainesvile, VA 20155

(703) 753-6440


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U.S. Wellness requires a $75 minimum purchase and a 7 lb total order minimum. 

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.

The South Carolina Chicken Bundles, Flavorwave Ovens and Olive Oil ship from separate locations, so they are not included in the 7 lb weight minimum. 

The shopping cart will keep track and remind you if your order is under the 7 lb limit. 

Weight Discount

On your next order, receive a $25 discount for every 40 lbs you order. This offer excludes items that ship separate such as the South Carolina Chicken, Flavorwave Ovens and Olive Oil.

This is our way of saying thank-you for purchasing in bulk! This can be any combination of products totaling 40 pounds and does not have to be specific to any category.  Each 40 lb interval will yield the discount.  For example, 80 lbs of product will yield a $50 discount and a 120 lb purchase will yield a $75 discount.
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