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Your Health – Whose Agenda Is It Anyway?

Smoking Gun courtesy of The Knowles Gallery From Flickr

Smoking Gun courtesy of The Knowles Gallery From Flickr

I believe a combination of mercury from MY dental amalgams and HIS childhood vaccines, (especially those he was given when he was first born) was the smoking gun behind my son  Jodi developing autism during the second year of his life.

I also believe the MMR vaccine pulled the trigger.

Now, admittedly that particular vaccine doesn’t contain the thimerosal (49.6% ethyl-mercury), which is found in most childhood vaccines and is the subject of much controversy,  BUT when the immune system is already compromised with heavy metals and other environmental toxins, I think you’ll agree injecting three live viruses at the same time into a child whose brain is still developing may not be the wisest of moves.

So – whose agenda was it?

When my son received his MMR, it was a very new vaccine, and we were informed it was safe.

The manufacturers had said so, and surely they wouldn’t have made it available if there had been any cause for concern, would they?

Prior to to its introduction, children caught the viruses and built up their immune systems naturally, or had their Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccines given separately over a period of time.

However, it meant at least three visits to the doctor, which was often “inconvenient”, so someone, somewhere, decided to combine all three to save time and money.

The idea was simple, and easy to sell to health care professionals and parents, especially as no-one was then aware of the possible adverse effects.

I certainly wasn’t.

Certain guidelines should have been in place though, but no-one at that stage picked up on the fact my son was less than thirteen months old when he had his first dose of MMR, or, more importantly, he’d been hospitalised with two febrile convulsions when he was ten months old due to a very high fever.

Jodi should NEVER have been offered the vaccine.

No-one told us.

The thing is, once you’ve had a vaccine, you can’t take it out.

Vaccine damage is for the most part irreversible. That’s why the drug manufacturers really must reveal all the possible adverse reactions they’ve experienced in any trials and certainly report all deaths.


The drug manufacturers give their own assurances, the medical profession believe them and the general public are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated in the belief herd immunity will stamp out certain preventable illnesses.

Sadly, some people people pay a heavy price, often unwittingly.

Recently the Italian Health Authorities paid compensation to a young lad because they conceded the MMR had caused his autism.

His lawyer, Mr Ventaloro said, ‘It is wrong for governments and their health authorities to exert strong pressure on parents to take children for the MMR jab while ignoring that this vaccine can cause autism and linked conditions.’

[If you have the time please read this story and watch the videos on Dr Mercola’s website, which discuss  vaccines and herd immunity.  It will really open your eyes and make you realise Kaa was right in The Jungle Book when he hissed, “You Can’t Trust Anyone!”]

It seems the big boys have selective amnesia when it comes to any issues that might harm the uptake  and therefore the financial profit of their products.

Research and Development is always expensive and few companies want to waste their investment, but apart from Merck who are behind the MMR vaccine, two other cases have recently been highlighted in the press concerning  huge drug companies which should make us question their agenda.

Profit seems to be the main criteria when it comes to convincing us to take their vaccines, pills and potions, otherwise why would GlaxoSmithKline allegedly promote some of their products for marketing medicines for unapproved uses, and Roche offer inducements to get medical professionals to use their drugs?

It’s not just the drug companies either who are guilty of putting profits before people as you’ll see if you click on the link by the image 

The  infographic reveals some disturbing facts in visual format concerning the very real dangers of smoking.

Smoking Infographic

  Click here for the link to the Smoking Infographic



Both smoking and obesity will destroy your health and most likely make you dependent on long term drugs, which makes you wonder if there’s  a conspiracy theory going on, doesn’t it?

Certainly YOU have to look after your health and be responsible for what you put in your body.

You’re in control of your own destiny.

Everyone has an agenda and you need to make sure when it comes to your health, the one you’re following is your own!

The 7MinuteWorkout StoryMine is to follow the 7Minute Workout.

Maybe you’d like to join me?

It’s a healthy lifestyle program primarily based on simple, effective exercises which you do for seven minutes a day, three times a week.

I know, it sounds too good to be true, so I’ve written a book about it .

One of the members whose stories I’ve included in my book  is Mike Reid, and if you Click the link below you’ll be able to listen to him


Check out 7MinuteWorkout




During my last interview , the topic of the name of this blog came up again.  It’s not  really surprising as it has absolutely nothing to do with the menopause in the usual sense of the word.   It’s mostly my thoughts on all sorts of different subjects.

However, just to set the record straight,  it came about because I was introduced to the world of the internet during one of my “menopausal moments”.  You know, those times when you act completely out of character.

Anyway,  at that time I had no idea about the importance of keywords and relevance as far as the search engines are concerned, and now I know better, but…

…this blog is comfortable.  It’s familiar like an old pair of slippers and I’m reluctant to change it.

I  have this idea if people are meant to find me, they will.

You did!

Anyway, that’s how the blog started, and since then I’ve done many things “out of character”, including joining some mlm/network marketing companies, which is something I’d never considered was really “me”.

To be perfectly honest, it still isn’t, BUT I can see the potential of earning residual income for promoting GOOD products,  and that’s the only reason I’m involved.

They’re  ALL , not just “good”, but GREAT products,  and I use them, and would use them regardless of whether there was an income opportunity involved, or not.

To me, that’s secondary, but I know a lot of people are making a LOT of money by actually making the introduction of the work from home mlm opportunities to others their sole business.

I just tell people about them because I like the products, know they can help people, and if anyone buys or joins as a result of my recommendation, then great.

It’s a win-win situation, isn’t it?

As you can tell from this site, I am a huge fan of everything GVO.  I’ve interviewed and even written a book about Joel Therien,  and I don’t put my name to things lightly.

I hate hype, and that’s one thing you don’t get with GVO, although I have to admit I hate it when they launch any new products, because everything is geared to the serious  mlm/network marketer type of person, rather than those less interested in that sort of thing…

… like me.

That’s the situation at the moment with MeetCheap, which is a phenomenally,  inexpensive, web based, collaborative tool, due to launch to the public on 23rd January, 2012.

At only $19.97 per YEAR for a 20 seat conference room, where you can hold live webcasts, web meetings, sales presentations, etc., anywhere in the world where there is an internet connection , and which has an mlm business opportunity included in the price as well, I guess they can be forgiven for a bit of hype.

After all, there’s NOTHING currently to compare to it out there in cyberspace, especially as it can be linked to ViralWebcaster so the webcasts can actually be held inside of Facebook!

That hasn’t been released yet either, but I’m reliably informed it’s very powerful and, “WILL BE the TOOL of 2012”

Viral Webcaster is the brainchild of Tissa Godivitarne and Mark Call, another two hype free people I like, because they are genuinely nice and helpful.  They also make a very profitable living from holding webinars so clearly they know what they’re doing and have implemented the best of everything in this new product.

If you want to check it out before it even launches, you can go to the ViralWebcaster page on Facebook, where there’s a short video explaining how it works.

Apparently, you have to first, click the LIKE button and, second, Click ALLOW, and then Mark Call gives you the details

Anyway, if you  also want to check out  MeetCheap, or any of the other GVO products, you can go to my 10 Questions page and scroll to the bottom.

They’re all listed on that page, because (according to those in the know) they all satisfy the criteria for the questions you should ask yourself before getting involved with any home based business.

The 7MinuteWorkout satisfied the criteria too, and is a great health and fitness lifestyle program, which I’m sure many people will appreciate in the New Year, especially if they indulge just a bit too much over the festive season!

Here’s  a video I made about it, and if you want to see more I’ve written about it, you can check out my 7MinuteSuccessWorkout site.

Finally, there’s ONE Group.

Now this company provides certified organic skincare amongst other things, and certainly doesn’t fulfil all the criteria for the 10 questions, BUT I suffered from mercury poisoning and had to get rid of as many toxic chemicals from my body as possible, and you’ll be surprised how many your everyday items contain.

I was!

Anyway, these Miessence, Mi-Vitality and Mi-Environ products only contain beneficial and active ingredients from food and plants, (which I can pronounce), rather than potentially dangerous Lab concocted toxic synthetic chemicals, (which I can’t pronounce).

That’s why I use them, and as I personally use a sufficient amount each month to fulfil the required order level to become an Independent Representative and potentially earn commission, then it makes sense to choose that option, doesn’t it?

If you want to read my story, you can check out my books at, or you can get my free organic report here.

Now, here’s a video I made about ONE Group, incase you’re interested in either purchasing,  or building a home based business with chemical free products , BUT it certainly isn’t for everyone, and of all the mlm opportunities I’ve found myself part of, this is probably the hardest to sell.

Of course, it doesn’t bother me, because I just want to use the products, but that may not be the case for you.


Anyway, that’s why my blog is called , “Jeans’s Menopausal Moment”, but  I guess my moment of madness  has  already allowed me to meet hundreds of people worldwide,  and led me to become an author, an interviewer, a blogger, an article writer, a ghost writer, video producer, webmaster, and an mlm and network marketer, albeit unintentionally.

That’s not bad is it?

The menopause is supposedly a time of change,  and I certainly haven’t stood still.

Wonder what 2012 will bring?

Best wishes for the festive season and take care.


Jean Shaw's booksI fully realise non-fiction books about autism and mercury poisoning aren’t everyone’s cup of tea,and believe me, they wouldn’t have been on my wish list for reading if I hadn’t been personally involved with both subjects.

However, I was and still am, so when I was asked to share the TRUE stories in the hope of helping others understand the problems, what could I do?

Obviously, I had to write the books.

Anyway, all three have been up on Amazon in paperback for some time, but now I’m pleased to announce they’re also available as Kindle versions.

Yes, I’ve been busy lately doing all the conversions.

Infact, I do everything – all the research, all the writing, all the editing, publishing and all that fun stuff, which if I had any sense at all, I’d outsource.

However, if I did that, I couldn’t honestly say I was the author, could I?

As much as I really hope you check them out,  I also sincerely hope you won’t actually NEED to.

I’ve made the books as humerous as possible,and they all make very good reading, BUT the reality is neither autism nor mercury poisoning are “fun” subjects.

You can find out more on my site here


Take care



Autism – Can Anyone Help My Friend, Please?

Worried about Autism As you know my son has autism and over the years he has improved tremendously in his ability to do things for himself.

So too had my friend’s son.

He has been toilet trained since the age of seven years, could dress himself independently,  and whilst his diet was somewhat limited he’d eat and drink whatever was put in front of him.

Not any more!

About eighteen  months ago things started to change for some reason.

The first thing my friend noticed was her son stopped  eating or drinking unless she continually prompted him to do so.

Then, he’d stop dressing himself and unless she told him to put his shoes on individually, he’d only put one on regardless of whether both shoes were standing side by side.

More worryingly though, he’s  just started to wet himself. He seems to just go wherever and whenever he wants, although he knows how to use the toilet, and needless to say, my friend is getting REALLY worried.

It’s as if he needs permission to do everything.

He can do everything himself…

he just doesn’t…

any more… unless prompted.

If anyone  has experienced the same problems with an autistic child or a child in general, could you PLEASE comment on this blog post so I can forward the information to her?

She’s concerned about possible childhood dementia!



Hello Is Such A Simple Word But Can Mean So Much

A few weeks ago I was given a brief opportunity to address a room of internet and network marketers at GVO’s first annual workshop in San Antonio..

It wasn’t really planned, which was probably just as well, otherwise I may not have been able to do it.

You see, whilst it wasn’t the first time I’d spoken in public, it was the first time I’d faced an audience who –

a) had absolutely no idea I was going to get up and talk to them, and

b)  were going to listen to something completely unrelated to the topic of the workshop.

However, I spoke from the heart about how my books had come to be written.   They were gracious enough to applaud, and even thank me.

I was reminded of it the other day when I went to a meeting regarding how the financial cuts in local government would affect the funding for adults with special needs.

I wanted to know  what the options would be for my son, who is now twenty-one and about to finish his full time education.

During the interval a lady came up to me, took hold of my arm and with tears in her eyes said, “Thankyou”.

I was a bit surprised and asked “What for?”

She told me she ran a support group  for parents of children with autism and I had absolutely no idea how much my first book, written ten years earlier had helped people all over the world.

It was both humbling and satisfying.

I’ve written three books, none of which I intended to write. Indeed when I penned I’m Not Naughty, I’m Autistic, I didn’t even know I could.

I only wrote it because of pressure from others,  and the same has been true for the other two.

Autism and Mercury Poisoning are not exactly fun subjects!

None of my books were ever written with commercial intent – purely to educate and help.

When you put others before yourself and offer something of value (not necessarily financial) simply because you can, you’ll be repaid many fold.

A smile, an acknowledgement, or just a simple “Hello” can make someone’s day,  and make yours too!

When you give something because you want to, it’s called a “gift”, and today my gift to you is this little poem.  I have no idea who wrote it, but I’m glad they did.

I hope you’ll read it, enjoy it and take note of the message.  Saying it to someone with a genuine smile on your face could really make a huge difference to two peoples lives – theirs and yours! 

Hello is such a little word
But when it’s sent your way
It says so many friendly things
That longer words can’t say

It says “You’re being thought about”
It says “You’re nice to know”
Hope it adds a touch  of joy
This little word – “Hello”

Money isn’t the only valuable thing you have to offer.

Take care.


Three  years ago I wote a book containing TRUE real life acounts  of people whose health had been seriously affected by the  dental amalgam in their teeth.

At the time, most people ridiculed the idea, or swept it under the carpet, but as the quote from Arthur Schopenhauer, the 19th Century Philosopher, says,

All truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed, Second it is violently opposed, Third it is accepted  as self-evident.

Well, a lot has happened since my book was published, and more and more people are beginning to pay the price for having the second most toxic substance on the planet put in their mouths.

As you probably know, I’m convinced the amalgam placed in my mouth when I was unaware I was pregnant,  is part of the reason my son has autism.

One person I hugely respect,  and who frequently writes about the dangers of mercury is  Dr. Mercola.  Once more he has highlighted the topic in his latest article 

It’s about the recent resolution passed in Costa Mesa, California, the first city in the United States to call for an immediate end to dental amalgam, and quotes this

The watershed Monahan Resolution is the first success for Californians for Green Dentistry, a new project of Consumers for Dental Choice … At the city council hearing … dentists, health professionals, injured consumers, scientists, advocates, and even former Californian Dental Board member Dr. Chet Yokoyama… offered poignant testimony calling for a ban on dental mercury.”

Dr. Mercola also posted the same two You Tube videos as shown below.

I hope you’ll watch them, particularly the second one. Maybe then  you’ll realise mercury poisoning can affect anyone – including YOU!

The people in my book had no idea they were being continuously poisoned, and it took a lot of determination and effort to finally discover why their health had deteriorated so much it threatened to destroy their lives.

I’ve just made my book available on

It’s called Mercury Poisoning – It’s Not In Our Heads Anymore and the picture on the front is of myself and my son. The shadowy images in the clouds represent the fuzzy thoughts we had BEFORE we were both chelated for mercury.

You can check out the Amazon book on my site

Take care




As you know I rarely talk about the same thing on this blog, but a subject I do mention fairly regularly are the toxins in our environment.

I probably wouldn’t have considered them but for the fact my son has autism, due I believe, to mercury in vaccines, and also because of the mercury poisoning I developed from the amalgam in my dental fillings.

That’s  what my three TRUE story books are about.

Anyway, today I was talking to Pam, one of the case studies in my last book. Her husband had almost died because of mercury, and his story and her persistence are the reasons both my second  and third books were written.

I owe her more than a debt of gratitude…quite possibly my life, at least the one I currently enjoy.

I asked how Bryan was, and she told me he was getting on well now they’d stopped having their favourite Sunday paper.

Mercury poisoning leaves you very susceptible to all sorts of things, and it appears when the Mail On Sunday changed their ink so the print wouldn’t come off on readers hands, Bryan suddenly became incredibly ill.

Every Sunday, he would feel sick, become agitated, argumentative, tired, lethargic and dizzy. His symptoms increased as the day wore on, but the rest of the week he’d be fine.

The connection between the newspaper print and Bryan’s symptoms was only made when Pam chatted to Lynn, another fellow sufferer, whose story is also in my book.

She revealed she’d experienced exactly the same thing.

It’s the chemicals.

Both Pam and Lynn have reluctantly become experts on mercury poisoning over the years, and Pam often alert s me to news items she feels the wider public ought to be made aware of.

Today was no exception, and was partly due to her recent conversation with Lynn.

You see, whilst Pam was in the doctor’s surgery recently, she’d picked up an old issue of Top Sante. It’s a magazine for the body and health conscious woman, and she’d read an article on the Flu vaccine.

You might not be aware, but most flu vaccines contain mercury in the form of thimerosal. This is not an integral component, but is added to many vaccines to prevent bacterial contamination.

Thimerosal is 49.6% ethyl-mercury and there has been such concern about this mercury based derivative, it’s now thankfully been removed from many childhood vaccines, supposedly to, “make safe vaccines safer” .

Question:- If they were safe in the first place , how could they be made safer?

Anyway, the  article in Top Sante queried whether the flu jab was safe for pregnant women?

The reply from Dr. Kate Sassin was – “The Department of Health advises it is safe for pregnant women to have the flu jab, but states they should try to have the thimerosal free (mercury free) version of the vaccine wherever possible”.

Hmm – does that sound as if the Department of Health actually believe the thimerosal version is safe to you?

Anyway, the reason she passed on this snippet of information to me was because Lynn had mentioned her pregnant friend had just had the flu jab and had tragically miscarried a week later.

Of course that could have been complete coincidence, but it’s worth considering if you know anyone who is pregnant and considering getting a flu vaccine.

Remember, you can get thimerosal free ones but I suspect you’ll have to ask for one.

You see the big pharmaceutical companies produce the vaccines  in huge quantities and are pretty inflexible on returns apparently. I imagine, therefore, if your doctor’s surgery has already got a pile of flu vaccines in stock containing thimerosal, they’ll most likely want to use them.

Personally, I’d never have one and you can see why on my site here.

Another topic I discuss sometimes are the toxic synthetic chemicals in most skin and beauty care products and you can Get A Copy Of My Report here, but just to prove I’m not the only person aware of the situation, you might want to watch this video.

If nothing else, it should make you think.

Take care
Jean Shaw

Last weekend I cried – AGAIN!

I wasn’t sad – just overwhelmed, terribly proud, and immensely grateful .


Well, because my youngest son had a starring role in one of the Magical Musical performances his college had put on at  the theatre in the local town.

It was very professional – stage, curtains, lights, compere, the lot, and there were about 700 people in the audience.

So what’s the big deal?

Well, all the students had some form of disability.

My son has autism. He rarely ever speaks and when he does it’s usually only single words, so it came as a complete shock to many people at the college when he burst into song.

Jodi had the role of Bert, the jolly chimney sweep in Mary Poppins, and sang all the words in Chim  Chiminey at the right time, in the right order and even with the right accent.

It was brilliant!

Unfortunately, we weren’t allowed to take photographs  or videos, but his scene will be etched on my memory forever.

Many teachers and support staff came up to me afterwards and said they  had no idea he could “do that”.

That’s the thing isn’t it?

We all have hidden talents and it just takes the right environment and a little bit of encouragement to let them rise to the surface.

My son can do all sorts of things with the right support – just like the rest of us!

The money raised from the performance went towards  the college, the local life boat society, and the muscular dystrophy society , because one of the students, who had lodged in the same house as my son, recently died of the complaint.

It was very sad.

I’m so lucky. Autism is a terrible lifelong disability, but it’s not terminal.

Our health is something we can never take for granted. There are many things which can affect it as I know from personal experience.

Dangers lurk everywhere.

They’re hidden in your food, vaccines, skin care, household products, dental amalgams, and just about everywhere else you can think of.

People are becoming more aware though, especially with the popularity of videos and there are several videos around shedding light on different aspects of health.

One good youtube channel is Health Ranger 7 who covers topics I’m familiar with.  You can find him here –

His health videos can be seen here:

When  you have time you might want to check them out, and also grab a copy of my free skin care and dental amalgam reports, which you can get by clicking on the links down the right-hand side of this blog.

If you’re fast  and go along to DavidWalker’s 30th Giveaway before 16th May, you’ll be able to download them, and literally   thousands of dollars worth of free information and software as well.

Hope you’ll find them useful.

Take care

Jean Shaw

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