June 5, 2009

My Own Social Web Site

Posted in BLF News tagged , , , , , , , at 11:49 pm by Judith

I want to invite you to my own social website that I’ve set up. Mine is safer than all the garbage we get on some of the other social websites.  Because it’s new, you may have a few problems getting registered on RdaysNetwork, I may have to add you manually as a user, but it’s safer than others.

I was hoping that you will join me on my other sites: http://BLFConsulting.com as a forum to participate in discussions on various boards, and http://RdaysNetwork.com/wordpress as a social site. Would you check on them and then send me some feedback on them.  Since it’s new and there are a few problems, maybe you can help me solve them. 

I am excited about these new sites and I hope you will be too. Also check out http://judithSherman.com!

Social websites are a way to keep in touch with each other and to make new friends. Social websites can be a place to have fun too and play war games or whatever, but so far I don’t have that on my site; partly because of the spyware that comes with them. I want this site to be clean and not have those problems. 

I welcome your feedback and looking forward to hearing from you. 

Thanks for your visit. 



March 9, 2009

Let’s Talk Mona Vie

Posted in Health tagged , , , , , at 7:39 am by Judith

Let me say right from the top that I am NOT a representative of  MonaVie products, and that I have no connection to the distribution of it. I say this because MonaVie restricts representatives from mentioning its name on the Internet or in emails in any form. Therefore, because I am not bound by their rules, I am totally free to say what I want about this product.

I must also add that I have not yet sampled this product or seen a business presentation. I report on this subject for one reason and one reason only; because it is news, BIG NEWS! I would be remiss to ignore this fact and to not report on this new health fad. 

Because the information relating to MonaVie is in video form and public knowledge that comes from the news media, I am not concerned about any restrictions on the use of MonaVie’s name or the Corporation’s. In addition, with good reports coming in from users of this product, I have good reason to examine the health benefits of this product more closely.

I am a Network Marketing Business Coach. What that means to you is that, if you are interested in becoming a sales representative or you  just want to try the product, you may contact me and I will pass on your information to some of my clients I coach. I will make sure someone contacts you as soon as possible.

Here is what I know about MonaVie. The Acai berry is the main ingredient, and has become the new fountain of health in the eyes of some people. They feel that way because of the benefits it provides. Now I do not know that I would go so far as to say it has become the fountain of health, but I might think about it being a possibility after I learn more about it. This is why I am doing this report. I am intrigued by this product, because of it’s antioxidant properties.

Antioxidants are important to us because of our exposure to harmful additives in food and the air we breathe.  Our biggest concern is the use of MSG and growth hormones. It’s disappointing that the FDA does not protect us better from these health risks. Many of us have become very vocal about this situation as well. These health risks give us a good reason to appreciate that antioxidants are absolutely necessary today.

One part of me says, “We cannot blame the FDA for our own lack of personal responsibility in making wise food choices and forming healthy lifestyle habits.” And then the other part of me says, “Who else can we blame? It’s the FDA’s job is protect the consumer from harmful substances.” So now I am left with the duty of being responsible for my own health; which is really where the responsibility should be in the first place.”

Personally, I have gotten out of the habit of taking good vitamin supplements to fortify my body and immune system. I used to be very good at taking them regularly, but then I stopped for some unknown reason. These videos have brought me back to my past commitment to be more responsible in my health.

The truth is, I’ve been using Amway supplements since 1977 because I know the quality and care they take in growing, harvesting, and manufacturing these supplements. However, since I am already committed to using these products, I am torn about using MonaVie. Keeping this in mind, let me suggest that you try MonaVie if you feel you shouls. You might want to watch the video first that NBC News did where they tried the product for you first.

I give you my full support in getting this product and information to you, if you would like it. I have lots of material in my possession if you would like me to email it to you. A Mona Vie representative cannot email it but I can. I have NOTHING to gain by this support so let me be your go-between. I do, however, have something to lose by this support. MonaVie is my competitor. Nevertheless, I am intent on learning more about this product for my readers and on helping you make an informed choice.  I have already done extensive research as it is because I need to know what causes such a stir in people around me. Besides, I am a curious soul and need to know everything about everything.

Remember my comment earlier that Amway cares about the quality of their products, and about how plant material is planted, harvested, and manufactured? It appears that MonaVie has the same type of care and concern. In other words, if the material is harvested too early or too late, or if it is handled incorrectly, the quality of the finished product will be compromised. In the case of most fruit growth, it is crucial that it has enough time to ripen all the way. Most of the nourishment is in the ripening stage. Some fruits, such as raspberries and blueberries with the higher amount of antioxidants, need a longer growth cycle.


I learned that, according to the 2004 Journal of Food Composition and Analysis and the 2004 Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, the highest level of antioxidant is based on a O.R.A.C. Score (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity). With new attention placed on the Acai Berry, we learn that it has the highest antioxidant score, with an O.R.A.C. score of 1,027 in freeze dried condition. Fresh Acai Berry has a O.R.A.C. Score of 185.

I see now that I did not explain the purpose of antioxidants earlier, I apologize; let me explain it now. The purpose of an antioxidant is to get rid of free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals enter the body through the environment. This includes the air quality contaminates such as hair sprays, shampoos, car emissions, and so forth. Other contaminates the body absorbs are from the chemicals and preservatives in our food. (*There are other contaminates introduced into the body as well through other forms not covered in this article.)

The O.R.A.C. Scores of the various fresh or raw fruits are listed below:

According to the Brunswick Laboratories the  O.R.A.C. Score is different in dried fruit and vegetables: 



      Acai Berry (Fresh)  

Cranberry       95  
Artichoke       94  
Plums (Black)       73  
Plums       62  
Blueberry (Cultivated)     62  
Blackberry       53  
Raspberry       49  
Apple Red (with peel)     43  
Peas (black eye)     43  
Apple Granny Smith     39  
Strawberry       36  
Cherries (Sweet)     34  
Apple Red (no peel)     29  
Apple Gala       28  






According to the Brunswick Laboratories the  O.R.A.C.  Score is different in dried fruit and vegetables:

Acai Berry  1,027
Wild Raspberry     340  
Wild Blueberry       260  
Elderberry       240  
Wolfberry       220  
Red Raspberry     210  
Green Pepper       160  
Spinach       150  

You may contact me by email at Judith@blfconsulting.com.

March 2, 2009

Why BLF Consulting

Posted in Why BLF Consulting tagged , , , , , , , , , at 3:36 pm by Judith

BLF Consuting provides periodical updates that affect you and your family. These articles are related to business topics in the headlines, health articles that affect the family, and other life issues that relate to our modern times.

Some articles are spiritual in nature because that happens to be a life issue that many people feel is important. When something is in the news or reported somewhere on the Internet, I will report on it and leave the application of the information up to you.

BLF supports other sites of mine as well, that are as follows:

http://OurdaysReports.wordpress.com   Is my political blog 

http://FamilyBasics.wordpress.com  Is my family blog that deals with preparing for hard times and getting back to basics. 

http://JudysTreasurebox.wordpress.com    This is my blog about gems that we collect and put in our Life’s Treasure Box will make us feel happy and at peace.

http://www.MarketingMergeBusinessSolutions.com   This blog is for Network Marketers or independent  business owners who want to set up on the Internet.  The organization that I affiliate with can put you in contact with the most impressive marketers in field. 

http://NetworkConnections.wordpress.com   This is my newsletter for business owners.