December 13, 2015    Monticello, MO
US Wellness Meats Newsletter - In This Issue  

Dr. Mercola ~ The "Magic" of Happiness

Featured Category ~ Beef Roasts - Use 15% Discount Code  ROAST

Recipe Corner ~  Cranberry-Braised Short Ribs (See Below)

Gift Giving
Dear John, 
Holiday Greetings from everyone here at US Wellness Meats!  We are here to make your holiday shopping a breeze this year. 

You still have time to get an order shipped directly to family or friends who aren't able to make it home for Christmas.  Our featured category this week is Grass Fed Beef Roasts.  Take advantage of the 15% off promo code "ROAST" and give the gift of good health.  (Discount good until Tuesday Night 10pm CST)  There is just something about a warm roast beef and mashed potatoes meal that shouts winter and family. 

Trying something new for Christmas dinner?  Want to really wow your dinner guests?  Here are our top recommendations:  
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be happier than others?  The truth is there is no "magic," and most of us are not "born that way".  But there are simple and practical changes you can make to see a noticeable difference in your happiness.  In fact Dr. Mercola's article reveals 7 habits you can develop to flourish emotionally this holiday and the rest of the year.   

Still have cranberries from Thanksgiving sitting in the back of your refrigerator?  Put them to good use with this mouth watering Cranberry-Braised Short Ribs recipe, a winter twist on traditional ribs.  Bonus- the short ribs are on sale this week

Announcements & Giveaways

Monday, December 14th US Wellness Meats will be the featured "daily deal" on the new PaleoDork website.  Subscribers to the website receive great savings on all things paleo. 

Visit our friends at Grazed and Enthused they are running an Instagram contest through Monday 12/14.  The prize is a $100 USWM e-gift card.

It is finally here, Tuesday December 15th is the official date for the release of the new AIP cookbook, "The Healing Kitchen".  Co-authored by long-time friends Alaena Haber of Grazed and Enthused and The Paleo Mom Sarah Ballantyne, they set out to create a resource completely accessible to everyone, regardless of budget, time limitations, or access to specialty grocers and now it is here.  Check out their sites for more information on the book and their book tour.

To promote the release, The Paleo Mom, is holding a huge giveaway featuring Sarah's favorite food companies.  Prize pack includes a $200 USWM e-gift card so make sure to visit her site on Tuesday.  
With Christmas falling on Friday this year, the US Wellness order deadline will be Tuesday noon CST December 22nd.  Fed Ex expects record volumes prior to Christmas, and US Wellness feels it prudent to have our perishable orders in the shipping system no later than Tuesday night, December 22nd.

We hope everybody's holiday season is off to a great start.  We've had extremely mild temperatures so far, but we are still holding out for a White Christmas.

Holiday Regards,  

John, Lee Ann, Tressa, Laura, Deric, and Courtney on behalf of the farm families of US Wellness Meats.  

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All sale item discounts expire at 10:00 pm CST on Saturday December 19, 2015. 
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Dr. Mercola
Dr. Mercola
The Magic Number That Leads to Happiness

Most Americans have two positive experiences for every negative one, according to Barbara Fredrickson, a psychologist and positive-emotions researcher. This sounds like it would set you up for positive emotional health, but this 2:1 positivity ratio is only enough for you to barely get by.

In order to flourish emotionally, Fredrickson's research shows you need a 3:1 ratio. (1) That is, you need to have three positive emotions for every one negative emotion.

Flourishing mentally is described as being beyond happiness "in that it encompasses both feeling good and doing good."(2) Only 20 percent of Americans achieve this critical ratio, which means 80 percent do not.

Customer Feedback
Grass Fed Beef Gelatin


I'd ordered the beef broth before and loved it. This time, I thought I'd try the beef gelatin. It was very thick and gelatin-like, and it was amazingly delicious. I thawed it immediately and then divided it up into 10 containers, each with some of the beef bacon tips I ordered from you. Then, when I'm filling the slow cooker with soup, I just take a container out of the freezer and put it in there with all the other ingredients. This really enhances the flavor and I'm so sensitive that I can tell it greatly adds to the nutritional value when I eat it. So pleased to have found such a great and great-tasting product!

Nancy T.
Sioux City, IA

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Recipe Corner
Cranberry Braised Short Ribs
Cranberry Braised Short Ribs     
Author: Mickey Trescott    
Difficulty: moderate
Prep Time:  5 min
Cook Time: 3 hours
Serves: 3-4

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 4 lbs beef short ribs
  • 1 cups bone broth
  • 1 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • sea salt to taste
  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Heat the coconut oil in a heavy-bottomed pot (ideally cast iron) and brown the ribs on all sides. Turn off the heat, remove the meat, and salt it.
  2. Add the bone broth, cranberry juice, cranberries, cider vinegar, bay leaf and meat to the pot. The liquid should come up to about ⅓ of the height of the meat - if any less, add a little bit more broth or water. Making sure you have lid that fits tightly, braise for about 2-3 hours in the oven, checking periodically that there is enough liquid (you shouldn't have a problem if the lid seals well).
  3. Remove and cover the meat, strain the liquid and reduce about . Garnish with fresh parsley. 
Mickey Trescott is a cook and one of the bloggers behind Autoimmune Paleo. After recovering from her own struggle with both Celiac and Hashimoto's disease, adrenal fatigue, and multiple vitamin deficiencies, Mickey started to write about her experience to share with others and help them realize they are not alone in their struggles. She is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner by the Nutritional Therapy Association, and is the author of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, a guide and recipe book for the autoimmune protocol, and AIP Batch Cook, a video-based batch cooking program. You also can find her on Instagram.


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