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Win a Whole Cow!  

September 18, 2011
   Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,
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Win a whole cow!  We are so excited to again be a part of the Primal Challenge going on at Mark's Daily Apple, where they are challenging their readers to take control over their health, wellness and overall outlook on life.  How?  By implementing simple dietary and exercise changes in their daily lives.  Need more of an incentive?  How about the opportunity to win cool prizes every day for the next month?  Or you can get some friends together to win a whole cow, courtesy of US Wellness Meats!  Visit the Mark's Daily Apple Primal Challenge page for all the details.

We are still celebrating our 11th anniversary here at US Wellness by giving away all kinds of stuff!  Our next prize is a very special variety pack - featuring some of our favorite items from our different product categories: beef, bison, lamb, pork, poultry, rabbit, seafood and snacks.  We'll choose two lucky winners and entering is so easy: all you have to do is visit the blog and tell us what you think.  We get questions weekly about where our products come from, so our blog this week goes into details about our farmers, their products and even some pictures.  Simply leave a comment on the blog and you are entered to win one of two very special prize packages.  

Looking for a good source of lean protein?  We've got plenty of ways to stock up this week.  Free Range Chicken Breasts and Wings are both on sale this week, and we've got a tasty Sweet & Spicy Wings recipe in the recipe section below.  With football season in full swing again its time to fry up some wings in delicious beef tallow

Restocking soon - more ground beef and burger patties!  Our apologies for the shortage, we've had a very busy month and our meat cutters have been working overtime lately and we should be restocked by Friday of this week at the latest. 

Coming up!  Our good friends at Designer Fitness in Gainesville, VA are celebrating ten years of health and fitness and are hosting a special anniversary workout FREE - Saturday, October 1 at 9:00 am.  The celebration starts Friday night, September 30 with special guest Sean Croxton from Underground Wellness hosting his Fit Friday Workout at Designer Fitness.  There will be plenty of samples from US Wellness as well as a few other special guests.  Get all the current details on this great event on their Facebook page and if you are in the area be sure and stop by!

Best 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:Beef Tallow - 5 gallons    

New Products:    

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 8 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 Conference  
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. 

One of our favorite parts of this conference every year is the FOOD!  They put together amazing menus for every meal and we have yet to be disappointed.  US Wellness is proud to again be a sponsor of this year's conference and we will be attending with plenty of organ sausages, jerky and pemmican to try! 

The lineup of speakers this year is phenomenal, the schedule is jam-packed with events and with a Myth Busters theme you can be sure they are going to make sure every question is answered and the truth about our food sources is revealed. 

For more information visit their website and make plans to attend!

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



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

Put Three Critical Nutrients Back On The Menu   

By: Al Sears, MD

Dear Health-Conscious Reader,

Have you had a few barbeques this summer? Thrown a few steaks and burgers on the grill?

Don't feel guilty if you did. Meat is one of the best sources of your most important nutrients.

Does your doctor try and make you feel bad about eating a big, juicy steak?

The diet advice that modern medicine prescribes is to replace meat with unnatural grains, corn and soy. But your body doesn't recognize them as food because they don't have the nutrients you need. And then doctors still try to tell you that you don't need a nutritional supplement...

If your doctor tells you that, ask them how you're supposed to solve these three nutrient issues:
  • How are you supposed to get your chromium?  
  • How are you supposed to get any vitamin K?  
  • How can you ever get enough CoQ10?
They're the three biggest reasons to think about supplementing your diet, since the Western diet you're told to eat is missing them.

Yet respectable sources still say that you don't need a nutritional supplement. But no one questions them as to how you are supposed to get those three nutrients that are the most critical to keeping your blood sugar under control and avoiding diabetes and obesity.

We more than doubled the percentage of carbohydrates that we consume compared to the way our ancestors ate. Plus, the character of the carbohydrate has changed to a much higher glycemic index. And you are told to avoid animal protein, even though it helps normalize your blood sugar.

That's a huge problem that overcomes almost anything you can do about it. You can motivate yourself 'til the cows come home, but adhering to the Western diet is still going to produce the modern disease called diabetes.

All those carbohydrates are causing you to overproduce insulin. Insulin, when you're missing those three important nutrients, tells your body to convert more of the calories consumed to stored body fat. This is the direct path to obesity and diabetes.

So what to do? It's simple...


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


Is Bread Affecting Your Brain?


By: Kelley Herring



While most of us know that indulging in a diet of processed foods, unhealthy fats and sugar is a recipe for a low mood, we don't consider that whole grains - touted as the "staff of life" - can cause mood and behavior problems as well.

But they do. And the reason? Brain allergies.

When you think of food allergies, you may think of rashes and abdominal discomfort. But food allergens also affect the brain, causing emotional, psychological, and neurological symptoms to occur.

In fact, "brain allergies" have been found to cause a wide range of mood disorders including insomnia and sleep disorders, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, aggression, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and hyperactivity (ADHD), schizophrenia, psychotic episodes, and bipolar disorder.

Dr. Abram Hoffer, M.D., believes that depression and allergy are inextricably linked:

"When one is relieved, so is the other. Treatment of the allergy will, in most cases, 'cure' the depression. I have seen this in several hundred patients over the past six years and can no longer doubt this conclusion".

And research proves it too:

  • Bipolar Disorder: A recent study published in Bipolar Disorders found that all patients with bipolar disorder had significantly elevated antibodies to gluten compared to the control group.  
  • Depression: A study published in the Journal of Biological Psychiatry evaluated 30 patients suffering from psychological and concentration problems. The results found that allergies alone were able to produce the symptoms such as severe depression, nervousness, feeling of anger without a particular object, loss of motivation and severe mental blankness.
  • Schizophrenia: Research papers published in the Lancet in the 1960's call schizophrenia "bread madness". More recently, Dr. William Philpott found that 92% of the schizophrenia patients he tested had negative reactions to certain foods. Of those patients, an astounding 64% reacted to wheat. The symptoms ranged from dizziness, blurred vision, anxiety, depression, tension, hyperactivity and speech difficulties to psychotic episodes.
  • ADHD:  Recent researched published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition found a strong correlation between gluten sensitivity (evidenced by anti-gliadin antibodies) and ADHD. The results: "15% of [healthy] people and 80% of kids they studied with ADHD had anti-gliadin antibodies." That's more than three-quarters of the children with ADHD studied testing positive for a gluten sensitivity! 

The good news is that these "brain allergies" subside - along with their behavioral and mood effects - when we eliminate the offending allergen from our diet. But often, eliminating these foods is easier said than done...  


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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. She is also the author of Guilt-Free Desserts, the world's leading resource for making healthy, delicious, gluten free, low glycemic desserts. Click here to learn more and find out how you can get Kelley's new book, Better Breads  - Absolutely Free!  



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

I was diagnosed with borderline hypothyroidism 12 years ago and at my doctor's recommendation have been taking Synthroid ever since.  I have no other health issues.  Do you think it is possible after all these years to boost my immune system and revive my thyroid function so that I could quit taking the medicine?  Any thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated.



Dear Maria,    


You did not tell me the dosage of the synthroid or what your blood levels are, so a better question is: how are you feeling?

Did you feel better prior or after?  Are you tired now?  Are you having problems with hair loss, fatigue or constipation?

If the answer to all of these questions is no, then why stop it?  Although I do not recommend Synthroid, sometimes I have to use it.

What I would do after answering all of the above questions, I would go back to him and get your blood checked.  If your thyroid is still low I would change it to natural thyroid if possible.

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


By: Scott Mendelson




We booked a great vacation for December on a sunny Caribbean beach, but we are both afraid we will be embarrassed by how we look on the beach if we do not get in gear now to lose some body fat and shape up!  My husband and I are by no means fat, but we have some unsightly stuff in the trouble spots that make wearing a bathing suit generate big anxiety if you know what I mean.  Last year we were short of our goals for a trip to Florida and I think our strategy was not so good.  We were working out 6 days per week, 1.5-2 hours each session using weight training for one hour and then cardio for 30 minutes right after. Progress was not so good even when we kept cutting back the amounts of food.  What went wrong?

Chicago, IL





Sometimes we are our 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 professional 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 fit in 1 hour 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 one below serves as a great example.  Using four exercises in a group allows for certain muscles to rest while others are working at full capacity, which is vital so the intensity level can remain very high...  


Read More...  


Fat Burning Special Reports


Email scott@infinityfitness.com with your top 5 problems and get a personal solution filled response within 12 hours.  Ask for free copies of the Belly Fat Slashing Special Report, Zero Tolerance Fat Loss Plan, Fat Cell Cleansing and Fat Burning Tools articles.  


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,Petite Ham

I have been a customer, through an ad I found in Wise Traditions (Weston A. Price foundation newsletter) for several years now. My family (including my seven children) love your products. It is such a treat for us to be able to get things like summer sausage without all the chemicals they are allergic to!

I wanted to also commend you for putting several new products out without sugar. We recently found my third son's reading problems were due to the tiny amount of sugar in his diet; removing just that trace amount in a few purchased products eliminated his reading issues. (Wow, who would have thought that?!)

We have major problems finding any pork products (ham, bacon, etc.) without sugar, and in fact this Christmas we ate steak instead of our family's traditional ham because of that. Now I know where I can get a ham that doesn't include sugar! (Even our local Whole Foods, which doesn't process the ham with nitrates, etc., does include sugar.) I've ordered 3 to have in stock for the fall.

Thanks again for all you do,

Wheaton, IL
Recipe Corner

 Sweet & Spicy Wings         

Ingredients:Sweet & Spicy Wings 
  • 1 lb Chicken Wings 
  • 1 tsp orange zest 
  • 3 Tbsp orange juice 
  • 4 Tbsp pineapple juice 
  • 2 tsp lime juice 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger 
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil 
  • 1 Tbsp Bragg's liquid aminos (or soy sauce substitute
  • 3 Tbsp cooking wine 
  • 2 Tbsp honey 
  • 2 Tbsp green onion, chopped 
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper (more or less to taste) 
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 
  • Cilantro and sesame seeds for garnish  
  • Cut tips from chicken wings and discard.  Cut wings in half at joint, making two pieces.

  • To bake: Place a piece of parchment paper on the bottom of a baking dish.  Place a wire rack on top of the paper.  Add chicken to the rack.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-35 minutes, until done.  Easy clean-up: throw away the parchment paper!

  • To fry: Deep fry in tallow (or any desired oil/fat) for about 10-15 minutes in 360 degree oil. Drain.

  • Add all ingredients, excluding chicken and garnish, into a saucepan.  Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Reduce heat and simmer for about 15-18 minutes until the sauce is reduced by half.   

  • Add cooked chicken to the sauce.  Garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro. 


Recipe and photo courtesy of the US Wellness Blog - where you can always find tasty recipe and snack ideas! 


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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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