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Why More Vegetarians Are Eating Meat! 

July 10, 2011
   Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
Summer Grazing
Sweet summer!  We are basking in hot sunshine and green grass here in Northeast Missouri.  We are finally getting a break from heavy spring rains and are enjoying the hot sun and long summer days.

Why are so many vegetarians returning to meat?  For a variety of reasons, it seems.  There has been more talk lately on the number of former vegetarians who are back to eating meat and a study by CBS News reported in Psychology Today found that 75% of vegetarians eventually revert back to eating meat.  Time Magazine even reported on the same study, finding that ex-vegetarians outnumber current vegetarians three to one.  Why?  Health reasons, social reasons, meat cravings, and to avoid the hassle of meatless meal choices.  Either way, we are glad to see they have returned!  When many ex-vegetarians venture back to meat, they are more concerned about how the animals were raised and it seems to help ease the transition by visiting with the farmer and knowing exactly what farm the animal came from.  We receive calls weekly from customers who used to be vegetarians and are experimenting with meat products again and we are happy to make suggestions to make that transition easier. 

One of the most important reasons to include meat in your diet is for your health.  Grass-fed beef is an excellent source of Vitamins A, E and B12, not to mention plenty of anti-inflammatory omega-3's and cancer-fighting CLA.  We never feed any antibiotics or hormones, so you are getting the cleanest steak possible.   

If you are looking for the freshest cuts of beef, now is the time to try one of our Fresh Chilled Beef packages.  We custom cut every fresh package, and one of the best things about summer grilling is throwing fresh (never frozen!) steaks on the grill over all-natural lump charcoal - the cleanest tasting barbecue we've ever had!

Speaking of barbecuing, US Wellness and Executive Chef Keith Armstrong were recently featured live on the Fox & Friends Morning Show in downtown New York City on the 4th of July.  We had a great time grilling hand-made hamburgers and chicken legs for the whole studio crew and any lucky onlookers there for the show!

Is the food pyramid a "recipe for obesity"?  Neuroscientist David Diamond, a career scientist at the Tampa VA Hospital, recently gave a lecture on the truth behind cholesterol, blood pressure, and the low-carb, high-fat diet based on his own health journey.  He was 50 years old and obese, with skyrocketing triglycerides and dangerously high cholesterol when he was able to turn his health around through nutrition instead of medication.  His lecture is spell-binding, and also lengthy, if you don't have time to watch be sure and read the article, which offers precious insights into the standard American diet, the dangers of sugar, and the truth about what is causing the current health epidemics in America.  

Looking for a new dinner centerpiece?  The National Pork Producers new slogan "Be Inspired" inspired us to update some of our most popular pork offerings.  Our Pork Bacon is now available without maple syrup or turbinado sugar on board, and has been selling like crazy!  Since that recipe has been so popular, we took the same ingredients and added a new, nitrate-free ham to our menu - also without any white sugar! 

Best July Regards,

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

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Healthy BabyBreakingNewsarticlePre-Pregnancy Diet Affects the Health of Future Offspring, Mouse Study Suggests    



Poor maternal diet before conception can result in offspring with reduced birth weights and increased risk of developing type II diabetes and obesity.

This work, which is being presented at the Society for Experimental Biology Annual Conference in Glasgow, used an animal model to illustrate the importance of maternal diet even before pregnancy begins.

During the study mice that were fed a low protein diet for ten weeks before conception (but had a normal diet during pregnancy) gave birth to offspring that had lower birth weights, showed catch-up growth after weaning and increased insulin sensitivity.

These effects combined can lead to problems later in life. MSc researcher, Ms Anete Dudele, from the University of Aarhus, explains: "Low birth weight and catch-up growth is associated with enhanced insulin-sensitivity in young adults, this then deteriorates into insulin resistance and type II diabetes with increased age. There is also evidence that male offspring are more likely to develop obesity."

Humans and mice respond in the same way to poor diet during pregnancy; their offspring show low birth weights and increased risk of obesity, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease. "If humans respond in the same way as mice to pre-conception diet as well then women should not only consider what they eat during pregnancy but also before pregnancy if they want to reduce the risk of their future children acquiring lifestyle diseases," says Ms. Dudele.

Cardiovascular disease is often associated with obesity and type II diabetes and future research by the team will determine whether offspring born to mothers who had poor pre-conception diets are predisposed to these types of problems as well.


Source: ScienceDaily



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Catherine Ebeling
The Long Lost Family Dinner

By: Catherine Ebeling, RN, BSN



When I was growing up we had a sacred family time every day. I generally was not allowed to be gone during this time; I had to show up on time, be clean and bring my manners. This was our family dinner, where we all came together, and it was a mostly daily occurrence.

We said 'Grace' together, we were served our dinners, and we waited until everyone was served before we started eating. It was here I learned my table manners: no elbows on the table, napkin goes on the lap, bread is broken in half before buttering, we asked to have things passed to us, we asked for seconds, and we never left the table until everyone was finished and we asked to be excused.

We all talked, we took turns, we had polite, and the not-so-polite conversations. Sometimes there were arguments, sometimes we got lectures, sometimes there were scoldings, forgiveness, or wisdom passed on. There was a lot of love. Sometimes hilarity ensued and we laughed our day's stresses away. Sometimes there were tears. Sometimes there was little talk, but we were all together, sharing a meal.

All in all, I weathered those times well, and I realize now how incredibly important it was to keep the family together and functioning as a unit, instead of becoming our isolated selves, living together, but coming and going in our own little worlds, as we pleased.

Today, I have three teenagers. When they aren't away at college, they often seem to be working during dinner time, and catching them when they come in from spending their evenings with friends means staying up late at night to snatch a brief conversation before they head to bed. When we do get to have a family dinner (usually minus one or two kids due to work or school or other activities), it's often a struggle to get everyone to tear themselves away from their electronic worlds and take part in the present, living world.

I miss the family dinners we had when the kids were little. Too often now, it's sports practices, after school activities, work or friends that steal this precious time away from our family togetherness.

The family dinner ideal runs very strong and deep within our culture and its importance goes way beyond simply providing daily nutrients...





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searsDr. Al Sears, M.D.
Dr. Al Sears

Keep Doing What You Love

By: Al Sears, MD

Dear Health-Conscious Reader,

Did you know that people who look younger than their actual ages also live a longer and healthier life than those who look older than their years?

In a long-term study involving 913 pairs of twins, Danish researchers discovered that the twins who looked younger than their true age had better health and longer survival rates than their older-looking siblings. And the larger the difference in perceived age, the more likely it was that the older-looking twin died first.

What did the researchers find was the reason for this difference?

The people who looked younger had longer telomeres.(1)

In a nutshell, the shorter your telomeres (the caps at the ends of your chromosomes that keep the strands of your DNA from fraying), the faster you age. Cells with shorter telomeres begin to slow down and act old. Eventually, the damage makes you age more quickly. So you look older, feel older, and are more vulnerable to age-related disease and death.

Keep your telomeres from getting shorter and you can actually be healthier as you get older. You'll get a younger immune system, make your cells act younger and be able to keep doing what you love - even things you've never done before - no matter your biological age.

Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to maintain your telomere length.

One way is to activate telomerase. Telomerase is an enzyme found in all of your cells that tells your telomeres to rebuild themselves. Once activated, telomerase can actually make your cells - and your body - younger.

You may have seen the news about the recent study at the University of California-Davis. Researchers looked at people who were at a wellness retreat and found that after three months, people doing meditation training had 33 percent higher telomerase activity in their white blood cells than those who weren't meditating.2

The problem is they were meditating for six hours a day. Do you know anyone who has that kind of time? I don't...

But you can boost your telomerase activity without spending six hours sitting still...  


Read More... 


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
Hello Dr. Serrano,



I'm on a modified Paleo Diet and don't want to become a type 2 diabetic.  How do I avoid it without eating low fat and fat free foods?


Dear Suzanne,  


I don't write papers or articles usually because the science and real life are sometime different.  I read the articles that you sent me and I appreciate them but I don't believe them.

Neither article addressed where the fats came from: are they organic or loaded with toxins and the most important one, are the fats consumed IN BALANCE?

If we start looking at articles like this then I can predict you will not eat fat, eat low fat and you will get diabetes.

In my practice I don't use one type of diet because I don't believe in diets but nutrition, and nutrition is dependent on:
  1. Genetics-family history
  2. Sex
  3. Exercise
  4. Stress - including chemicals, physical, emotionally, socially
  5. Type of exercise
  6. Job
  7. Place
  8. Economy
  9. Medications
  10. Medical conditions
  11. Prior diets
Suzanne I will have to look at all of the above details to let you know if you are at risk for diabetes, but I will assure you that fat is not the culprit you think it is.

Your brain is 80% fat, your cell walls are almost all fats, your joints, and your hormones, and if fat was that bad why will God put them in all of those essential body parts?

The questions are you eating a balanced protein, fat and carbohydrate diet, and most important what are the sources of these three macronutrients and again are they in balance between them and your lifestyle?

My family goes through five pounds of butter a week, and let me tell you they are healthy as they come.

When I was competing and didn't know better I used to eat low fat, high-carb diets and my cholesterol was 338 with a good cholesterol of only 23 and after I wised up, and changed my nutrition to the right nutrition my cholesterol dropped to 178 and my good cholesterol went up to 47, and I was eating a lot of fat and not too many carbohydrates.

Good luck in your decision,

Dr. Serrano


This is a friendly reminder to email health and wellness questions to eathealthy@grasslandbeef.com for the Dr. Serrano question and answer series.  Answers will appear in future issues of the weekly newsletter under your first name only.  Dr. Serrano has been so kind to offer his expertise to any question involving health and wellness.    

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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How to lose 20 lbs of Fat or More in 60 Days!


By: Scott Mendelson




I have two months to lose as much body fat as humanly possible before a Labor Day business/social event and I am absolutely desperate to look great!  After looking at pictures from a few years ago with my body weight actually written on the back of the photo I have determined I need to lose 20 lbs of fat and keep my muscle.  What would you do for a highly motivated client to maximize fat loss if this goals was their number one priority?   



New York



Yes, a dramatic body transformation is possible between now and early September if the correct plan is executed.  One advantage is the tight time line and firm goal date to keep the client focused.  A general goal of losing fat with no deadline or specific target is a dream- not a goal!  A lack of focus and positive pressures can result in low motivation levels and poor consistency.   I get this type of request very often and I have put effective tactics into place many times for professional athletes getting ready for training camps, entertainers preparing for appearances and many every day people who are highly motivated to get ready for an event like you. 


Quality Over Quantity


Surprisingly there is not a massive amount of training time needed to maximize progress, but the correct organization and tactics are crucial.  A premium is placed on execution- a high intensity workout is worth more than twice as much as an average effort.  I measure intensity and overall productivity in many ways which can include performing more work than the prior training session in the form of reps, loading, diminished time to complete the same workout as before, sprint distance, etc.  If progress is not on target, program elements must change!


Multiple High Impact Exercise Sessions Per Day


It is no secret that exercise increases metabolic rate, but many do not realize that short interval sprint sessions of 15-20 minutes can result in more benefits than 30 minutes or more of steady state exercise.  Performing two short interval sprint sessions on specified days provides two significant metabolic activations per day which in my experience is far better than one longer session in regards to fat burning.  Metabolism is elevated for several hours following exercise.   

A morning and early evening session ensures that the metabolism is on fire all day!  These sessions can be accomplished with no equipment in many cases, allowing the client to save time on commuting to a gym making two-day sessions possible without interfering with work and other obligations.  Where there is a will, there is a way especially if you want to lose 20 lbs of flab fast!   


Sprints can be done running, on stationary bikes, performing functional tasks, swimming and more.  A variety of venues is great to avoid staleness and making sure the body is burning as much fast as possible.  Over time the venue and sprint timing must become more challenging to keep results going at the fastest possible pace... 


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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.  

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Hello, Burger Patties

I just wanted to let you know how happy I've been with the products I ordered.  The cheese is wonderful and so is the butter

However, the ground beef patties we had for dinner last night were to die for!  Our grill was on the brink, so I simply pan grilled them and they tasted like nothing I've ever had before!  I felt comfortable leaving them a little pink, unlike other beef I've purchased.  They were wonderful! 

Thank you so much for your products.  I'm anxious to try everything and detoxify our bodies!


Liberty Township, OH
Recipe Corner

 Chicken Legs    

Chicken Legs


  • 3 lbs Chicken Drumsticks
    2 tbsp Coconut Aminos
    2 tbsp Coconut Oil
    1 tsp Onion
    1 tsp Italian Seasoning
    1/2 tsp Garlic
    Lots of Pepper
    Juice of 1 Lemon



  1. Preheat oven to 375 
  2. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. 
  3. Arrange drumsticks in a pan; pour ingredients over drumsticks, covering them all.
  4. Bake at 375 for 45-55 minutes. 


 This quick and easy summer recipe (only ten minutes prep time!) is compliments of our friends at the Paleo Magazine.   


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US Wellness cattle enjoying colorful new summer forage. 

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