U.S. Wellness Meats Newsletter

Fresh Steak Sale!   

October 2, 2011
   Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
 US Wellness Cattle
Another month has flown by, we would like to thank all of our dedicated readers and loyal customers for making our 11th Anniversary a memorable and enjoyable one!  We enjoyed giving away lots of free stuff and look forward to another successful year in business so we can start planning for next year's anniversary winnings!

Autumn is definitely upon us here in Northeast Missouri.  The days are shorter and nights are cooler.  The changing seasons inspired our last anniversary contest - we wanted to hear about your favorite fall comfort foods, and you told us!  We were overwhelmed with Facebook comments regarding roasts, chili, pumpkin, and many other favorite cold-weather recipes.  Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to Christie and Pennye our lucky winners who will each receive a fall comfort foods package!

If you didn't win any of the anniversary prizes, its not too late.  Our friends at Mark's Daily Apple are still giving away tons of cool primal gear every day as they continue the month-long Primal Challenge.  One lucky group of winners will even win a whole cow courtesy of US Wellness!  Head over to the MDA Blog for all the info and to start winning. 

One of the founding farmers of US Wellness Meats, Jim Crum, was recently selected to address the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology & Foreign Agriculture on behalf of Midwest small businesses, explaining to them the importance of rural high speed internet.  The majority of our sales come from our website, so as you can imagine, internet access is crucial to our business. Too many rural locations in the Midwest and other areas across the country are still on dial-up internet, and many others cannot get access at all.  If you have a chance to speak with your local Representative or Congressman, we would sincerely appreciate your help in relaying these problems so we can all work to a better solution. 

Don't forget - our next Fresh Chilled Beef order deadline is this Friday, October 7.  If you want to enjoy the rare availability of Fresh Grass-fed Beef, be sure to have your order in by 12:00 noon CST this Friday to ensure your order will ship on October 12.  Now is a great time to try our Fresh Chilled Beef if you have yet to experience it, as the Gourmet Steak Package is on sale this week.  Our best steaks will arrive at your doorstep, chilled and never frozen - a rare delicacy indeed!

For any end-of-summer barbecues, we still have a few bags of the All-Natural Lump Charcoal left in stock.  This clean-burning charcoal adds a great flavor to burgers, chops and fresh chilled steaks!

Autumn Regards,

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

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 Breaking News


Restocked This Week:75% Lean Ground Beef  

15% Discount Code Available!


Don't forget to look for the special promo code for a one-time-only 15% discount off your next purchase.  The 6 letter code word can be found in  Dr. Al Sears' article and will be spelled in 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, bulk boxes, 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.




 Weston A. Price Dallas Fundraiser  
2011 Weston A. Price Conference

The Weston A. Price Foundation is hosting their annual conference this year in Dallas, TX November 11-14.  If you do not have plans this weekend it will be an event you do not want to miss.  This conference is attended by the experts in nutrient-dense foods.  You will hear from some of the most knowledgeable speakers and sample some of the best raw superfoods and products all in one place. 

They are kicking off this year's conference with an Old Time Texas Style Dinner, which will include an Offal Cook-Off, Homemade Pie Auction, Scarecrow Contest, and in true Texas fashion a fiddle concert.  We are proud to provide the steaks for this amazing down-home dinner and look forward to seeing many of you there!

For more information on these happenings and to order your tickets, visit their website for all the details.

If you have any questions you can email us at any time.



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

Your Power to Defend Against Cancer   

By: Al Sears, MD

Dear Health-Conscious Reader,

It's one of the most overlooked nutrients in the entire world.
If you don't have enough of it, you leave yourself open to muscle weakness, seizures, heart failure...and cancer.

In fact, it's the primary source of energy for the immune cells that get suppressed by cancer.  And it might shock you to find out that government health advisors don't even consider it "essential."

I'm talking about CoQ10.

CoQ10 restores immune cells' ability to fight back and attack cancer cells. In study after study, no matter what part of the immune system was tested, CoQ10 was found to be essential for the optimal function of your immune system.(1)

You'll find CoQ10 in high concentrations in the organs that need energy the most, like your heart, brain and liver.
Unfortunately, your CoQ10 levels start dropping at the age of 20.
By the time you're 80, most of your CoQ10 has disappeared. And that's bad news...

Because nature, in its wisdom, has provided a dual role for CoQ10. Not only does it give you energy, but it protects you at the same time.

You see, our bodies "burn" the food we eat for fuel and use oxygen as the catalyst, just like a fire does. As this happens, your cells produce by-products called free radicals.

Like cinders and burning ashes shooting from a crackling fire, these free-radicals damage cells and tissue like fire burns everything it contacts. It's no coincidence that free radical damage is called "inflammation."

Problem is, once free radicals damage a cell's molecules, they become free radicals, too. This triggers a dangerous chain reaction that poses a real threat to your health, especially when it happens to molecules that make up your DNA and cell membranes. This kind of damage can cause mutations that can lead to cancer...


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.




Kelley Herring

Kelley Herring



How to Cook the World's Healthiest Meat


By: Kelley Herring



The fact that you're reading this newsletter shows that you are conscious about choosing the healthiest possible meats for your family. You favor grass-fed beef, pastured pork and poultry products because you know that these foods are loaded with nutrients, free from pesticides, antibiotics and growth hormones, and that the animals were ethically raised in a clean, natural environment.

Selecting the highest quality meats is vital to your health. But you must also consider how your meats are prepared. In fact, some cooking methods can turn even the healthiest, high quality protein source into a potential carcinogen.

When muscle meats - beef, pork, poultry and fish - are exposed to high very temperatures, dangerous cancer-promoting compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) can form. Specifically, HCAs are the byproducts which are formed when amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) react with creatine (a chemical found in muscles) at high temperature.

Recent research shows HCAs increase the risk for several types of cancer including those of the stomach, colon, prostate, breast and pancreas.

A National Cancer Institute study assessed the diets and cooking habits of 176 people diagnosed with stomach cancer and 503 people without cancer. The researchers found that those who ate their beef medium-well or well-done had more than three times the risk of stomach cancer than those who ate their beef rare or medium-rare.

Another study performed at the University of Hawaii showed a nearly nine-fold increase in colon cancer among people who preferred their meats well-done.

The great news is that you can still enjoy the healthiest meats on the planet, and dramatically reduce or eliminate the formation of HCAs by following a few simple (and delicious) tips... 

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Ed. Note: Kelley Herring is the Founder and Editor of Healing Gourmet - the leading provider of organic, sustainable recipes and meal plans for health and weight loss. Be sure to grab Healing Gourmet's free books -Eating Clean & Saving Green: Your Guide to Organic Foods on a Budget (includes 100+ foods at the best prices) and Eat Your Way Into Shape: Flip Your Body's Fat Blasting Switch and Melt 12 Pounds in 2 Weeks (includes a delicious 7 day meal plan!). Go here to claim your free copies.




Dr. Jeffrey Morrison, MD
Dr. Jeffrey Morrison

Five Top Detox Foods

By: Dr. Jeffrey Morrison

Detox diets have become synonymous with rapid weight loss. But what many people lose sight of is the fact that a high quality detox is equally effective for removing harmful toxins from the body and allowing it to heal itself, promoting long-term health and wellness.
As we enter the fall season, there are many locally available fruits and vegetables that can be beneficial to an effective detoxification program. The following are nutrient rich, delicious food that you can easily incorporate into your daily meal plan.
  • Beet Root - Beets are high in the nutrient Betalin, which has been found to be beneficial for improving liver detoxification.  It is also rich in the nutrient lutein, which is important for eye health.  Beets are great roasted and both the beets and their greens can be eaten in a mixed green salad.  Look for beets with the greens still intact.  Or, prepare beet greens by sauteing with olive oil and garlic, which is fantastic for improving digestion.
  • Dandelion Greens - I grew up thinking that dandelions were synonymous with weeds and ugly lawns.  Yet it turns out that dandelions are delicious to eat as a salad green, and they offer many health benefits.  Dandelion can be bitter, but don't let that dissuade you from enjoying it.  It is very high in vitamins and minerals, including potassium and magnesium, which are good for lowing blood pressure.  They also can improve gall bladder function which can lower undesirable cholesterol levels, and work as a mild diuretic.  
  • Broccoli Sprouts - The most nutritious version of broccoli is its baby brother, broccoli sprouts.  Sprouts in general are the very earliest shoots that erupt from a seed and are generally ten times as nutritious as the full-grown plant.  The nutrient sulphoraphane highly concentrated in broccoli sprouts and is responsible for improving the liver's ability to detoxify bad estrogens from in the body, as well as other toxins found in plastics and pesticides that we get exposed to from our environment.  Broccoli sprouts are a delicious addition to a mixed green salad and best served cold.
  • Garlic - Garlic is known for its anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.  It is also a very good liver detoxifier, owing to its high content of sulfur.  The strong sulfur odor is derived from the nutrient allicin, which is activated during chopping and crushing.  To enhance the nutrient benefit of garlic, allow it to sit for about 10 minutes after crushing before eating. This allows the enzymes in the garlic to fully activate the allicin.  When cooking garlic, sauté it for only 5-10 minutes: heating it for longer periods of time can inactivate its beneficial assets.
  • Apples - There may be some truth to the adage, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."  The soluble fiber pectin is found in high concentrations in apple skin.  Soluble fibers are good for removing cholesterol and ridding the body of heavy metals.  Eating apples may also decrease your risk of heart disease and age-related memory changes.  Whether you are cooking them or enjoying them raw, always choose organic apples because they are not sprayed with pesticides: apples are some of the most toxic fruits because of their ability to retain these harmful chemicals.

About the Author:
Jeffrey A. Morrison is board certified in Family Practice and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist. He opened The Morrison Center in 2004.  His book, "Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind" was published by Hudson Street Press in 2011.  For more information about Dr. Morrison and his Daily Benefit Program, please visit his web site, www.MorrisonHealth.com.

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

Can you give me any advice on reversing hypothyroidism through the paleo/primal diet?

Thank you,



Dear Mandi,    


To create a nutritional program without any history is asking for trouble.  Yes, you can correct hypothyroidism through diet but it depends on what type.


Was the hypothyroidism secondary to removal of the thyroid?

Is the hypothyroidism secondary to immune disease?

Is it secondary to drug abuse, malnutrition, or genetics or even worse toxic buildout?

It depends on what caused the condition.  If your problem was due to immune conditions, the first step is to eliminate any food allergies and you do so by doing an Immuno lab test, and then getting a blood test at your doctors office, checking for immune levels and your TSH, Free T3, Free T4, and even rT3.  If toxins are the cause then you check lead, mercury, etc. and then make the necessary changes.

I have been very successful in my office reversing hypothyroidism when it is caused by malnutrition, allergies, toxicity, immune problems with the right diet and supplementation. It might take six to eight months but it can be done.

The paleo diet is a good start if you don't have any allergies with the foods consumed in the paleo diet, but again get the test first and then start your program with the necessary information so you can make the right decisions.

If you want more details about supplementation and treatments don't hesitate to write to US Wellness.


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. 

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Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A
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Do Not Give Away 9 Months of Progress During the Last 3 Months of the Year!


By: Scott Mendelson




I am concerned that the last three months of the year are going to be a fat gaining/muscle wasting disaster for me like previous years.  Every year despite good intentions things go south for me in October and get much worse in November/December with the holidays.  I feel like I have thrown away nine months of work in three months of poor decisions.  What do you suggest to prevent this backslide during the 4th quarter of the year?   







Your analysis is right on and you are not alone.  A very high percentage of people pack on body fat and lose muscle during the last three months of the year because they do not have a proper strategy in place.  It is very easy to stop training with weather training as mood suffers along with outdoor training venues.  While the holidays do provide some bad food choice temptations those are only a few days out of the entire quarter where you can run wild.  The problems come in when people make excuses to eat poorly for extended periods of time and put off an attempt at success until the New Year.  

You must schedule time to exercise, at a minimum three times per week for 30 minutes of intense exercise.  Anyone can find the time to do this- just cut back the TV.  The improved energy levels from training will result in much higher productivity levels saving you time elsewhere.  You can go crazy and eat what you want on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years day without doing any damage if you play your cards right with exercise and some other strategies I list in the Preventing Body Fat Accumulation Cheat Meal File that you can get by emailing scott@infinityfitness.com.  Do not let the surrounding days of the holidays turn into a self destructive free for all just because friends and family engage in those poor behaviors. You do not want to look yourself in the mirror on January 2nd and ask yourself why you piled on body fat to only have to tackle the problem at the New Year.  This vicious cycle ensures that no progress is made year to year for many people.  Do not be a statistic!  Take corrective action!


Below I have listed ten traits of the most successful clients that I have had the pleasure of working with over the last ten years.  The mindsets of those who make the fastest and most significantly lasting progress are very similar in a majority of cases so they are not just lucky! There is always a method to the madness leading to success...  


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Email scott@infinityfitness.com to discuss your questions, unique needs and goals seven days a week.  Request a complimentary copy of the Preventing Body Fat Accumulation Cheat Meal File, Zero Tolerance Fat Loss Plan,  Fat Burning Tools Files, Fat Shredder weight training routine and the  10-minute Fat Burning Interval Cardio Workout.   


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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Dear U.S. Wellness,Beef Jerky Sticks

We recenty drove cross country for several weeks and of course had some difficult times finding something healthy to eat.  We brought muesli,  nuts, raisins and apples.  

We don't eat that much since we are over 75-years-old, but we discovered when we ate your beef jerky we we able to drive forever since it gave us so much energy and it so delicious. So we'll order some more for our next adventure.

Thank You,
Ocala, FL

Recipe Corner

 Marinated Grilled Shrimp        

Marinated Shrimp
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1/3 cup olive oil 
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce 
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
  • 2 lbs shrimp, peeled & deveined 
  • skewers  
  • In a large bowl, stir together the garlic, olive oil, tomato sauce, and red wine vinegar. Season with basil, salt, and cayenne pepper.  

  • Add shrimp to the bowl, and stir until evenly coated. Cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour, stirring once or twice. 

  • Preheat grill for medium heat. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Discard marinade. 

  • Lightly oil grill grate. Cook shrimp on preheated grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque.   


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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, 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. 

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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.
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Ground Turkey
- 1 lb

Davao White Chocolate Bar
- 85 grams

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Delmonico Steak

- 14 oz


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- 10 wings


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- 6.5 oz bottle 


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