U.S. Wellness Meats Newsletter

Trail of Tears Energized with Pemmican 

Another Reason to Love WHEY Protein 

The Original Cancer Fighter   

July 24, 2011
   Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
Missouri Sundown
Sweet sunshine!  We have been hot in Northeast Missouri this week with excessive heat warnings in effect for over a week.  Our cattle are taking advantage of shade trees during the day and still grazing on green pastures. 

Looking for some new grilling ideas?  Try some sizzling summer seafood!  We found these handy grilling tips for some of our favorite seafood entrees.  For a delicious way to get your daily amounts of omega-3s, try heart healthy grilled salmon filets topped with melted grass-fed butter.  For for an eye-pleasing treat try steak and shrimp kabobs - our NY Strip Kabob meat and juicy shrimp prawns make a delectable summer dish!

We are eagerly awaiting our next edition of the Paleo Magazine which should show up within the next week or so.  They have some awesome recipes posted on their website, as well as a distribution map telling where you can purchase this must-have magazine.  They are getting tons of traffic on their Facebook page, so be sure to stop by and see what all the fuss is about!

Fueled by pemmican!  We are honored to be supplying pemmican to fuel three brave souls who are hiking the Trail of Tears to aid in the fight against domestic violence.  When they contacted us looking for a source of pemmican, which is all they are eating while on the trail, we spoke with the team and unanimously voted to support this worthwhile hike.  For more information, and for trail reports and updates visit their campaign page

Whey protein for weight loss?  A new study by the USDA's Human Nutrition Research Center shows that whey protein may be more beneficial for weight loss compared to soy protein.  Why?  They found that participants consuming whey protein had lower levels of the hormone ghrelin, which helps regulate food intake.  If you are looking for a whey protein from grass-fed cows, it can be hard to find.  Luckily, we have three varieties available: Natural Cocoa, Natural Vanilla, and Unflavored Whey.  For more information on our whey products, be sure to check out the whey blog page.

Dr. Al Sears provides some very interesting news about a key nutrient aiding in the fight against cancer.  No, it's not a new finding, or the latest diet trend, but rather a nutrient that has been around forever.  Read his article below for more information.

If you have been following the ag markets at all, you know that input prices have skyrocketed over the last year, thus raising feed prices for cattle feeders.  How does this affect the grass-fed industry?  This will be the focus of The Grassfed Exchange's upcoming seminar where they will provide information for both consumers and producers and everyone is welcome to attend.  The seminar will be held September 15-17 in Norfolk, NE, visit their website for more details and speaking schedules.  Our good friend and 2007 "Culinary Entrepreneur of the Year" Al Rosas will prepare a meal and share some pointers with the crowd. 

Beat the heat by staying cool with our Raw, Organic Cashew Cream Ice Cream!  We have six delicious, rich flavors that are all raw, organic, and 100% gluten and dairy free!  The more you buy, the more you save, all six flavors have a volume discount so stock up today and your kids will thank you!

Hot Summer Regards,

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

Toll Free:  (877) 383-0051
Direct Line: (573) 767-9040
Fax: (573) 767-5475

Find us on 

FacebookFollow us on TwitterVisit our blogView our videos on YouTube

Forward this issue
In This Issue

 Breaking News


Restocked This Week:Beef 



15% Discount Code Available!


Use promo code chronic to save 15% off your next order! Code will be active Sunday through Tuesday this week.


This code only applies on orders weighing under 40 pounds and excludes all sale items, volume discounts, and gift certificates.  Your order receipt will not show a credit, the code simply changes prices of individual products on your receipt page.  Compare receipt to retail store prices to see the discount.




Pecans BreakingNewsarticleNuts Good for Some With Diabetes

Study Shows Daily Serving of Nuts Improves Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetes


Eating about 2 ounces of nuts daily in place of carbohydrates may be beneficial to people with type 2 diabetes by lowering bad cholesterol levels and improving blood sugar control, a new study shows.

"There are two important factors in caring for diabetes: blood sugar control and heart health," study researcher Cyril W.C. Kendall, PhD, of the University of Toronto, says in a news release.
Nut Study Design

The study involved 117 people with type 2 diabetes who were randomly assigned to one of three groups. One group's members ate about 2 ounces of mixed nuts daily, another a healthy muffin, and the third half nuts and half muffin.

Researchers say those whose diet included 2 ounces of nuts showed better results after three months in both blood sugar and LDL "bad" cholesterol levels than participants in the other two groups.

The nuts consisted of a mixture of unsalted and mostly raw almonds, pistachios, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, peanuts, cashews, and macadamias.

The muffin was concocted to be a healthy whole wheat product, sweetened with apple concentrate but with no sugar added. The muffins had similar protein content to the nuts from the addition of egg white and skim milk powder. Calories from monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) in the nuts were the same as the carbohydrate calories in the muffin, the researchers write.

During the three-month study, participants were asked to maintain their oral diabetes medications.
Blood Sugar Improvement

The main outcome researchers looked for was change in a marker of blood sugar control called HbA1c.

Kendall described the results of the study as "a very exciting and promising finding about the treatment" of type 2 diabetes.

The researchers write that the reduction in the HbA1c level was significantly more in those in the nuts-only group  than participants in the other groups.

The reduction of LDL "bad" cholesterol was also significantly greater in those who ate 2 ounces of nuts compared with the group eating muffins.

"We conclude that mixed, unsalted, raw, or dry-roasted nuts have benefits for both blood glucose control and blood lipids and may be used to increase protein intake in the diets of type 2 diabetic patients as part of a strategy to improve diabetes control without weight gain," the researchers write.

The study is published in the August issue of Diabetes Care.  


Source: WebMD



Forward to a Friend 


searsDr. Al Sears, M.D.

Al Sears

The Original Cancer "Medicine"

By: Al Sears, MD

Dear Health-Conscious Reader,

Vitamin E is the Rodney Dangerfield of the vitamin world - it gets no respect.

You may have heard that vitamin E is not "safe." Or not to take vitamin E because it might raise your risk of lung cancer, it thins your blood, or even increases your risk of death...But studies show vitamin E protects you from at least ten different kinds of cancer.  And we don't need any new inventions or drugs to prevent cancer. All we have to do is recreate our native environment.

You see, cancer was almost unknown in the ancient world.

In a study completed just recently and published in the journal Nature, researchers looked at tissue samples from hundreds of Egyptian mummies. There should have been evidence of cancer in all of them, according to modern cancer statistics. And mummification would have preserved any sign of tumors.

But instead of finding cancer in nearly every mummy...they found only a single case. The hundreds of other mummies showed no sign of cancer at all.(1)

These results would be impossible if cancer were not an entirely modern plague. Statistically, it could not happen.  It wasn't because Egyptians didn't live long enough to get cancer. The mummies had evidence of age-related problems like brittle bones and hardened arteries.

Even as recently as 1930, cancer rates were 460% lower than they are today.  But with the development of modern farming practices that strip our food of its nutrients like vitamin E, cancer rates have shot up.

The Oldest Cancer Fighter Is New Again

Vitamin E protects you because it stands guard on the outer layer (the membrane) of all your cells. It's your cells' first line of defense against attacks from things like pollution, toxins, and other free-radical damage that makes them older and weaker.

As an anti-aging doctor, I've always thought of vitamin E as the original anti-aging "medicine" - the original antioxidant. In fact, did you know that the ORAC scale, which was developed to measure the antioxidant power of foods, is based on comparing foods to the antioxidant effects of vitamin E?



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.


Dr. Jeffrey A. Morrison, MD 


Jeffrey Morrison


Safe Pain Relief With Out Side Effects  

- A Totally Unique Approach


By: Jeffrey Morrison, MD


This was a very special weekend for me.  A natural drug company called Heel sent me and a group of doctors to Boston for a speakers training course.  The goal of the weekend was to learn about the company, get a better understanding of their products and fine-tune my speaking skills.  Despite all we read about such training sponsored by drug companies, I anticipated learning countless tools that I could use to help my patients get well.  As I left NYC to Boston, I had no idea that this was going to be such an extremely enlightening and practice changing weekend.  

As a board certified doctor, studying biology and pharmacology in medical school was a central part of the education.   I learned how our cells work naturally and how drugs affect our cells. These sciences have been very well developed over the years and some of the biggest companies in the world rely on basic biology to create new medicinal products to treat what ails us.  Since 'pain' in general is one of the most important health problems today, pain medications have become one of the biggest categories of drugs in production today.  

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), muscle and joint pain affects 43 million Americans and is the leading cause of disability of people 65 and older.  In fact, at least 50% of people over the age of 40 report they have pain.  Pain is the result of an almost infinite number of accidents and strenuous activities.  Bumping your arm as you walk past a door, getting bruised from work accidents or playing sports, as well as twisting your ankle or knee from walking or running can be the trigger that causes pain.  


The symptom of pain occurs as part of an inflammatory process that the body creates to help heal the injury.  The two main biochemical pathways that the body uses to create the inflammatory response are through the immune system and through the cells directly affected by the injury.  The immune system response is called TH1/TH2 mediated, and the local response is the arachodonic acid pathway mediated.  Conventional medicine has developed some amazing treatments directed at blocking these pathways, with the goal of decreasing pain.  Drugs like the steroid prednisone block the immune mediated response and non-steroidal drugs like Diclofenac or Celecoxib have proven successful at blocking the arachonic acid pathway...  


Read More...  




Jeffrey A. Morrison graduated with a BA degree from the University of Rochester in 1988 and Medical Degree from Jefferson Medical School in 1992.  He is board certified in Family Practice and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist. He has lived and worked in New York City since 2001 and opened The Morrison Center in 2004.  Most recently his book, "Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind" was published by Hudson Street Press in April 2011.  For more information about Dr Morrison, please visit his web site, www.TheMorrisonCenter.com.




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

Am I to take the Amino Acid supplements only when working out or can they be taken on off days as well?  Thanks.
I am a big fan of the information that you give us at US Wellness Meats.  Thank you so much sharing with all of us.
Warm Regards,



Dear Lori,  


You can actually take amino acids every day, even if you don't workout. They help you with weight gain, weight loss, strength, intestinal problems, and even some mental and health conditions.  The reason I recommend them before and after workouts is because of cost and to maximize results when working out so you don't waste time and effort in things that do not work.



Amino acids are the foundation of every protein in your body and the amino acids have advantages: they will not make you bloated and you won't develop allergies to them.

Good Luck,

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. 

Forward to a Friend  

Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
scott mendelsonmendelson

Body Weight Action Training for Rapid Fat Loss


By: Scott Mendelson




I am out of shape and need a workout to burn fat as well as improve energy, endurance, strength for daily activities, etc.  What program can I do with minimal equipment while having the ability to adjust the program to keep progress rolling?  Where do I start with a good diet?





We must walk before we can run right?  I would encourage anyone reading this article to take production action- NOW for a better tomorrow!  Dr. Serrano suggests a body weight circuit workout with constant movement between sets.  For example do a set of pushups and during the 30 second rest period between sets, walk around to keep moving.  This may seem like a minor detail, but it can help not only with calorie burning, but also to increase the fat burning hormonal response from exercise.  Over time to make the workout more productive as your level of fitness improves, you can employ running in place between sets or even rapid jump roping.  

My advanced clients who have built up a high work capacity will do a few constant motion workouts in addition to their gym training to accelerate their goal time table.  With summer here we leave no stone unturned for clients.  You would be amazed how much a few 15-minute well structured routines done at home will do for accelerating body fat loss.  These methods really put people over the top provided they stay on top of recovery to ensure the body responds optimally to training from a hormonal and metabolic stand point.  They also provide a great opportunity to address lagging body parts or weaker muscles by providing additional target work to fix weak links.  Remember that you are only as strong as your weakest links and muscle imbalances are a top cause for injury.

The sequence of exercises is very important to maintain a high level of intensity while also letting muscles recover between sets.   This is why we suggest pairing an upper and lower body movement together in a super set fashion.  For example, a set of pushups followed by the 30 second active rest period then a set of body weight squats, a 30 second active rest period and repeat 3 to 5 times before moving on to the next pair of exercises.  This sequence allows the upper body muscles to recovery while the lower body musculature is working.

Constant Strategic Change for Rapid Fat Loss

The constant motion system can be adjusted to many different skill and fitness levels and you make a good point about adjusting the routine.  Too many people fall into the trap of never changing workouts or making the wrong changes.  As results diminish the interest fades and many people end up right back on the couch!  To keep progress moving many parameters can be altered such as speed of the reps, active rest period lengths, set sequencing, exercises, rep ranges and more.  On a daily basis I help clients earn rapid results by overhauling routines to ensure the new stimuli deliver the impact needed to reach goals FAST!


Fat Burning Special Reports


Email scott@infinityfitness.com for a complimentary copy of the 17 Rapid Fat Loss Tips, The Extreme Crash Diet and The Fat Burning Tools Special Report!  


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

Forward to a Friend
Customer Feedbackcustcomment

Hey Guys, Pemmican Bar  


Just checking on my pemmican order - Need my fix again!

I miss pemmican so much, I even wrote a Haiku about it:
People Look and Stare
As I Happily Consume
Pemmican Just Rocks!
Nicole & Jeremy
CrossFit Hampton Roads
Recipe Corner

 Cha Traop Dot (Eggplant and Pork Stir-fry)     

IngredientsEggplant and Pork
  • 3 large eggplant 
  • 3 T olive oil  
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1/2 T fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Pinch of smoked salt 
  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk  
  • 1 Thai bird's eye or other chili, seeded and thinly sliced  
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground pork (Or 3/4 lb pork and either 3/4 lb chicken or shrimp


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Prick many holes in the eggplants (to allow moisture to escape) with a fork and place on a baking sheet. Bake eggplant for 45 minutes or until soft.  
  2. Allow to cool for a few minutes before you can handle them, and then peel the skin off the eggplants, placing the flesh in a colander and letting it sit for about 1/2 hour for any excess water to drip off. Place eggplant flesh in food processor and puree.  Set aside. 
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.  
  4. Add the garlic, pork and chicken or shrimp if you are using them, and cook for 2-3 minutes, strring to break up any lumps and to help the meats cook evenly.  
  5. Add the fish sauce, sugar and ground pepper and stir well to distribute.  
  6. Add the eggplant and continue cooking until it is all warmed through and the meats are cooked, about 3 more minutes. 
  7. Add scallions, optional smoked salt and chilis, stir well and cook one more minute. Serve hot with jasmine rice. 


 This native Cambodian recipe was sent to us courtesy of Dining for Women, a proactive group whose mission is to empower women and girls living in extreme poverty by funding programs that foster good health, education, and economic self-sufficiency and to cultivate educational giving circles that inspire individuals to make a positive difference through the power of collective giving.  


Find us on 

FacebookFollow us on TwitterVisit our blogView our videos on YouTube 

picsLewis County, Missouri - July 19, 2011
July Grazing

Cattle making their way into new pasture on a hazy July evening. 

July Grazing

Purchasing Rules & Discounts

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, 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 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.
Customer Change Contact Info Link

Need to change your address information or remove yourself from our customer newsletter? Click here. After opening, enter your email address and store password and you will be able to edit your customer file.

Confidentiality Guarantee:

U.S. Wellness Meats does not sell, trade or give away any subscriber information. This isn't just an ethical commitment, it's also a legal one.

Copyright 2009 by U.S. Wellness Meats and Catherine Ebeling. All rights reserved. The content, design and graphical elements of this newsletter are copyrighted.

Please secure written permission of the authors before copying or using this material. Address: caebeling@earthlink.net or eathealthy@grasslandbeef.com

John Wood
U.S. Wellness Meats
Toll Free: (877) 383-0051

On Sale
Bottom Round Roast
The following sale items will expire at 10:00 pm CST on Saturday July 30, 2011.

Bottom Round Roast
- 3 lbs

Summer Sausage
- 8 oz

Slow Roasted Shredded Beef Bundle
- 14 (1 lb) packages

White Sugar-Free Pork Bacon
- 1.5 lbs

Volume Discount


 Chocolate Cashew Cream 

Raw Chocolate Cashew Cream Ice Cream

- 1 pint


Raw Mint Chocolate Chip Cashew Cream

- 1 pint


Raw Date-Sweetened Cashew Cream 

- 1 pint


Quick Links
Sale Specials

Online Store

Health Benefits

About Us


Grass-Fed Steaks

Burger & Patties

Beef Roasts

Beef Jerky

Beef Pemmican

Nitrate Free Franks

Beef Sausages

Organ Meats

Heat & Serve

Marrow and Tallow

Brisket, Ribs & Stew

Fresh Chilled Beef

Grass-Fed Lamb

Grass-Fed Bison

Grassland Poultry 


Grass-Fed Butter


Raw Amish Cheese


Raw Goat Cheese

Compassionate Certified Pork

Gourmet Rabbit

Wild-Caught Seafood

Raw Honey



Pet Food

Gift Certificates

Natural Laundry Soap


Join Our Mailing List
This email was sent to eathealthy@grasslandbeef.com by eathealthy@grasslandbeef.com |  
U.S. Wellness Meats | P.O. Box 9 | Monticello | MO | 63457-9704