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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.


Mercury And GMO’s – The Jury’s Out On President Obama

mercury amalgamIf you live in the USA there seems  to be mixed feelings about President Obama.

It’s the same “abroad”.

Amongst my many e-mails this week I received two mentioning the President.

The first concerned the decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow U.S. farmers to proceed with planting genetically altered alfalfa without the restrictions  opponents say are needed to protect conventional and organic farm fields from contamination.

Apparently it’s because of various economic and environmental factors, but the decision allows GMO farmers to get their crops in the ground this spring.

 Clearly organic farmers aren’t too happy about it and there are calls to protest to the Obama administration.

The company who produce the worlds first certified organic to food standards skin, body and health care products, and for which I’m an Independent Representative aren’t too happy either, which is why I’m mentioning it here.

The second e-mail, however, was a different matter entirely. It concerned amalgam fillings – well more specifically mercury.

 According to the February issue of WHAT Doctors Don’t Tell You, President Obama has signed America up for the United Nations Global Mercury Partnership, which seeks to ban the mining and stockpiling of Mercury, which is describes as a “poisonous pollutant”.

 That could mean eventually there could be a world wide ban on the use of amalgam dental fillings which contain mercury, and which are frequently described as “silver”  fillings.

 Already in the US, six states have so far introduced “Informed Consent” legislation, which means the dentists have to reveal what’s actually in those shiny fillings, and some councils have requested they voluntarily stop using Amalgam.

Mercury is also used in batteries, thermostats, lamps and thermometers, but around 55% of all Mercury in commercial use in 2007 (according to the Environmental Protection Agency International Study) was in the mouths of patients  who had it in their teeth.

If the recommendations are adopted by the European Union, US and the other 150 participating nations, mercury is likely to initially be banned for use on persons who are mercury allergic, pregnant and under six.

 However, Denmark, Norway and Sweden have already imposed a total ban.

According to Pam Clayton, an amazing lady who has set up a mercury Order Generic Levitra Super Active+ Online without Prescription helpline for people who’ve been affected by amalgam, and  whose full story is featured in my book Mercury Poisoning – It’s Not In Our Heads Anymore, these are the percentages of improvement experienced by 1569 individuals in 4 studies after the SAFE removal of amalgam fillings and heavy metal detox.

  • Fatigue 86%
  • Headaches 87%
  • Vision Problems 63%
  • Depression 91%
  • Dizziness 88%
  • Skin Problems 81%
  • Memory Loss 73%
  •  Metallic Taste In Mouth 95%
  • Loss Of Concentration 80%
  • Gastrointestinal Problems 83%
  • Allergies 89%
  • Mouth Ulcers 86%
  •  Insomnia 78%
  • Irregular Heart Rhythm 87%
  • Nervousness 83%

(Source = Hollistic Dental Centre, Farnham, Surrey)

Mercury vapours are released from the elemental mercury used in Amalgam fillings whenever we chew food or brush our teeth, which can affect our brain and kidneys, and if you’d like to see evidence of the vapour being released go to my mercury page on

Anyway, the jury’s divided about President Obama, but as a previous sufferer of mercury poisoning caused by my dental amalgams, I’m certainly pleased about his action regarding mercury, and so should you be.


born with chemicals inside usA few years ago I had blepharitis.

It’s an annoying, irritating and painful skin complaint that affects the eyelids.   Basically, the oil ducts get blocked so the skin dries out, flakes and cracks.

Not only does it look awful, but it also hurts.

Anyway, I discussed the problem, with an eye specialist at the hospital who advised me to put some diluted baby shampoo on a cotton bud and rub it along the bottom lashes of my eye.

Apparently, that’s standard advice.

I did as I was instructed

It stung, but I assumed as it was a very well known baby shampoo, there would be nothing in the product that could actually do any harm.

Silly me!

The only way I could read the contents of the bottle was with a magnifying glass, and here’s what I later discovered

•    Aqua
•    Coco-Glucoside
•    Sodium Lauroamphoacetate
•    Sodium Laureth Sulphate
•    Citric Acid
•    Polysorbate 20
•    PEG80 Sorbitan Laurate
•    PEG-150 Distearate
•    Polyquaternium-10
•    Sodium Benzoate
•    Parfum
•    C1 47005
•    C1 15985 (FPT 0859)

Apart from the Aqua (water) and the Coco-Glucoside, which is a plant extraction and makes a soapy lather when mixed with water, the remaining ingredients are all known contaminants, irritants, allergens and potentially carcinogenic, which makes them an odd choice for a baby shampoo don’t you think?

The bottle stated – “NO MORE TEARS formula is as mild to the eyes as pure water”.

I don’t think so somehow.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate is supposedly a milder cousin of the Sodium Lauryl Sulfate used to clean garage floors, and I’ve read a major health concern with SLS is the damage it can do to the eyes!

Great, eh?

Anyway, I was reminded of this the other day when I received an e-mail from MaryEllen Tribby of Working

lab generated chemicalsShe’d written about the dubious contents of the exact same baby shampoo I’d used, and also pointed out many ingredients in most soaps, lotions, and hair products on the market today are loaded with unhealthy chemicals, as well as “by-products” from the distillation of petroleum to produce gasoline.

These chemicals pose a real danger to health, including cancer and yet they are largely unregulated.

I’m well aware of this, which is why I now use certified organic skincare, etc.

Now, I know a lot of people dismiss the need to be cautious as a lot of old tripe,  and a ploy to get people to buy the more expensive really natural and organic products.

They’re  happy to use whatever they find on the supermarket shelves, especially if it’s perceived to be a bargain.

However, that may be a false economy.

I admit I used to be exactly the same, and never paid any attention to what was in a product.  The appeal was usually the price because back then  I assumed anything in the shops was SAFE.

It isn’t!

In fact, I’ll bet your bathroom is one of the most dangerous rooms in your house.

We’re all contaminated with pesticides, household and industrial chemicals, so much so, our babies are born with them in their systems.

Constant contaminant poisoning has been linked to the development of asthma, cancer, digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances, diabetes, obesity and many other health issues.

Our bodies just don’t know what to do with all these synthetic chemicals, and they build up inside our blood, fat tissues, muscles, bone, brain and other organs.

Companies spend millions of dollars promoting their supposedly “safe” products.  They use attractive, energetic, fit, fun-loving models, or famous celebrities to subtly suggest if we use that particular product we can become like the person in the advert.

It’s a great psychological ploy and is very effective marketing,  but it still doesn’t alter the fact their products are mostly synthetic chemical laden concoctions.

To them, it’s just a money thing.

Health doesn’t come into it.

Many companies even disguise their chemically derived artificial ingredients in words that sound like nature, AND they use the word “natural” a bit too freely.

Again, it’s clever psychological marketing, and it’s no wonder people mistrust the companies who genuinely do produce natural and organic products.

The only real way to ensure you’re not putting the wrong stuff on your body is to read the labels and a very general rule of thumb is if you can’t pronounce it, and you wouldn’t want to eat it, DON’T put it on your body.

Since your skin is the largest organ in your body and absorbs 60% of whatever you put on it, you want to be careful what you use.

fumes from chemicalsEven the fumes can be dangerous.

That’s a particular problem for hairdressers.

Not only do many of them handle strong chemicals when they shampoo, condition and colour their client’s hair, but also they breathe in the toxic fumes.

I’m sure you’ve been in a salon and been accosted by ammonia and the fumes from hairspray haven’t you?

Another thing to think about is perfumes

During the college holidays, I went over to France from the UK on the ferry.  Needless to say, I checked out the Duty-Free shop and was amazed how many different types of perfumes there are.

The testers were all out and people were spraying the different fragrances on themselves, not looking to see what was in them first.

Rarely are perfumes made from anything other than lab generated synthetic toxic chemicals all mixed up together, and it’s not surprising they affect a lot of people.

Mike Koenigs of Traffic Geyser fame often interviews people, but one of his stipulations is they mustn’t wear perfume or aftershave.

Apart from the fact it affects his ability to interview, because the smell can sometimes be incredibly overpowering and might not appeal to his personal preference, but also because he knows unless it’s made from pure organic botanicals, or comes from a pure essential oil, it’s toxic.

You might want to consider that the next time you’re thinking of giving perfume as a present for someone you care about!

safe organic productsAnyway, there are safe natural and organic alternatives available, and yes they do cost more than their lab produced counterparts, but for me it’s a price worth paying.

If you want to grab some free reports about toxic chemicals you can go here –

•    President’s Report Links Chemicals To Cancer
•    Skin Care Industry’s Billion Dollar Lie
•    Ten Toxics You Can Toss Today
•    Toxic Ingredient Directory

Yes, it is my site, but you don’t have to buy anything.  Just educate yourself.

At  the end of the day the question is this …

How much do you value your health?

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

Watch Out For Those Beauty Care Commercials

I rarely watch tv, especially the channels which show commercials, but last week I did watch a film.  It was one of those chick flick things, which tug at your heart strings. 

It was good, but would have been better if only had lasted an hour and a half instead of 3 hours!

One of the reasons I don’t like commercials is because I can’t understand half of them.  However, one did catch my attention.

Actually it was more than one, because a professional beautician and hairdresser were giving a lucky lady a makeover, and each time there was a break in the film, we saw the next stage of the process.

The stylists were promoting a particularly well known brand of personal care products, and took great pains to emphasise either the natural (sounding) ingredients, or the properties of one specific ingredient. 

It’s a very clever marketing ploy. By focusing on one ingredient they made the rest appear irrelevant but… that’s not the case, especially where skin care is concerned. 

I’m not going to lecture  on what you should use, all I’m suggesting is you carefully check what else is in your products, before you part with your money.  Don’t be fooled by the hype.

Many products contain toxic ingredients that cause allergies, irritation and disease, and you REALLY need to learn how to read the labels on your skin and personal care products.

Remember your body will absorb 60% of whatever you put on it.

Go into your bathroom and take a look at the labels on your toothpaste, mouthwash,  body wash, soap, deodorant, lotion, body power, shampoo and conditioner.   Do the ingredients sound as if they come from nature, or from a lab?  Can you even pronounce them?

“Natural” often means plant ingredients have been genetically modified and grown with toxic chemicals, and fragrances  like coconut and mango are sometimes nothing  more than a chemical concoction. 

By law, the ingredients in personal care products have to be listed in order of volume, with the highest at the top.  Usually water or aqua makes up most of the product.  You want to check what comes next though, and become an ingredient detective.

If you want to learn more, grab a copy of my FREE skin care report,  and check out my  product site at

You’ll  find some interesting information over there, especially under the harmful ingredients tab.

Take care.

Jean Shaw

I don’t often watch the television, but lately I’ve had it on and noticed several commercials targeting women and their desire to look younger.

Naturally, all the women promoting the products are so young they probably don’t need or use the things  they’re advertising anyway, but I often wonder if they realise what’s “in” them and whether, if they did, they’d still be so keen to be the face of whatever the product is.

If you’ve read my e-book you’ll know I promote the Miessence range of certified organic products on my site

The reason I do so is because I KNOW they are completely  chemical free and don’t contain ANY potentially harmful synthetic chemicals.

That means they aren’t dangerous to my health or to the eco systems when they get into the water.

You’d be surprised how many chemicals get washed down the drain!

I know we all want to look as good as we can when we age but whilst it’s all very well having all these chemical preservatives in synthetic skin care …

…we aren’t pickles!

Aging is inevitable.  None of us can stop it or turn back the clock, so at the end of the day I personally feel it’s all a state of mind.

You create your own reality and  it’s perfectly possible to age gracefully. Infact, the maturer person can, in their own way, be equally as attractive as a more youthful individual.

Of course, the skin texture will be different. There’ll be more wrinkles and grey hairs,  and it may take longer in the mornings to face the world, BUT do we really need to use lab generated, synthetic chemicals and nano particles, which  are so dangerous, some people are calling them “universal asbestos”?

I’ m not here to preach.

You can use whatever you want  to make yourself  look and feel good, but I do recommend you read my free e-book just so you have some idea exactly what you might be putting on your body on a daily basis.

I know I was shocked when I discovered what was REALLY in my “beauty” products!

Take care

Jean Shaw

GVO – Am I Really Becoming A Capital Letter Junkie?

The GVO kaboom!GVO is the latest buzzword on the Internet and is exploding onto the scene today with a big bang , or Kaboom as those in the know are calling it.

So what’s so special about this company?

Well, it’s levelling the playing field for small businesses by making the tools and systems the big boys use available to everyone for an affordable monthly fee.

GVO’s making them simple to use, giving you training on how to use them as a stand alone product, or to help build your online or offline business, but significantly it’s bringing Internet and Network marketers together.

I’m told GVO  will be a force to be reckoned with, and anyone thinking about ways to earn a residual income would be well advised to check it out.

I’ve spent the last couple of years educating myself on the mystery of making money on the internet.

Boy, is it confusing.

There are literally hundreds of ways you can supposedly make money from home working just a few hours a week.

That’s probably true…


you get someone else to do the work for you.

It’s called outsourcing, or out tasking, but the problem with that is you need to know what you want them to do in the first place – hence the investment in my education.

I must admit I’ve enjoyed the experience, but like most would be entrepreneurs, I’ve bought all sorts of courses, CD’s, e-books, etc.,which I’ve never completed, and some, I’ve never even opened!


Well, some other product always came along, which I felt I needed to complete the mysterious internet marketing jigsaw puzzle.

My focus shifted.

I know, I know – what a waste of money, BUT everyone who’s ever succeeded at anything has done it  –  even Frank Kern!

Anyway, I’ve finally come to the conclusion, the best package you can get to make money from the comfort of your own home is one which combines internet marketing skills with network marketing skills, and a built in MLM opportunity.

So, here’s a question for you –

What do ONE and GVO  have in common?

Yes, they’re both capital letters, BUT they are also companies, which fit the above-mentioned criteria, because they  provide –

· Unique
· Consumable
· High Global Demand
· Affordable
· Quality Products

with a built in MLM opportunity so

ANYONE could, with a bit of effort, build residual income from the comfort of their own home, IF they wanted to.

The nice thing about them, for me at least, is they’re all products or services I would  buy and use anyway, regardless of whether there was a business opportunity attached to them. That bit’s just a bonus.

In addition, in each case

· The company owner is visible, accessible and open to improvement suggestions
· The companies have a solid background history
· They all provide training on not only the products BUT also on marketing skills

So, what does that mean to me?

Well, it either means my search for what to do to keep me out of mischief is over,


I’ve become a capital letter junkie!

If you want to discover  who the companies are, just click on the capital letters below .

Take care.

Jean Shaw