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Response to Bare Faced Truth Doc’s Nerium criticism

Lets start by posting what is left of “DR John’s” medical license. No wonder he is trying his hand at being a professional blogger.


If you can’t read it it says DR Joh David Sanderson surrendered his license to resolve a disciplinary action.

http://www.mbc.ca.gov/publications/newsletters/action_report_1995_10.pdf (search Sanderson) I was told that it was the result of inappropriate sexual contact with a patient but have’t verified it.

First I would like to say I am under no delusion that this article will change the “Truth Doc’s” mind on Nerium. This article is for the person who is exploring Nerium and the almost “too good to be true” results the product seems to be getting. Like my friend Lisa Wray:


There is a definite theme in any article/blog bashing Nerium and it is an utter disdain for Network Marketing (aka MLM). It is important to understand that this  disdain or “world view” is the filter through which the authors judge/accept any information.

Here is a brief overview (my opinion) of network marketing as I see it (from 20 years experience). MLM is an incredibly efficient and effective tool for building a business and marketing a product. But it is this efficiency that also makes it very vulnerable to scam artists, unethical and manipulative people, etc. etc.. Chose the wrong company at the wrong time and it can be an esteem crushing, wallet emptying experience. I know from personal experience.


I also know from personal experience that if the right people start a company for the right reason it can be a life changing experience. These rare gems have radically changed my life, finances, friendships, leadership skills, health, etc. etc..  I’m so glad I endured the disappointing companies, learned from experience, and found the gems. Of these gems Nerium is so far radically outshining any I have come across. Before I committed I had the opportunity to ask the founder of Nerium some very personal questions over a 2 hour private lunch http://youtu.be/gD3Xn67IpZc?list=PLA8B6EE174AF0E29Fsurfing picture

Most people have one bad experience and make a label: “all MLM companies are…”  Once this judgement is made the brain simply filters out all information that doesn’t fit with this belief.

In this video I go through the Bare Faced Truth site in detail:

Also I went into a little more science behind Nerium AD on this blog post:


Here are the very basics:

The Bare Faced Truth Doc’s accuse Nerium of:

  1. being only interested in marketing an overpriced product
  2. having no science to back up the product
  3. knowingly marketing a product that is a proven toxin that causes inflammation
  4. photoshopping any and all before and after pictures
  5. not responding to any objections that they bring up
  6. buying the opinion of the Doctors on the http://www.neriumsafety.com video. etc. etc.

The facts are: (detailed in video)

  1. The Doc’s only give their first names
  2. Have professional credentials which are difficult if not impossible to verify
  3. Market their own product skincare product  (costs 2x as much as Nerium AD)
  4. Brag about the study on their product which consists of nothing more than a survey.
  5. say they are associated with research institutions but won’t name them.
  6. Ignore the science that shows the ingredients the NAE-8 actually reduce inflammation instead of cause it (see aesthetician blog post)
  7. Fail to mention that there are actually two types of Oleander. One very poisonous the other NOT.
  8. completely ignore and discount these two video’s http://youtu.be/6M5I2_ZMIz4 and www.neriumsafety.com
  9. Fail to mention that NAE-8 is now a patented anti-oxidant. (polar opposite of something that causes inflammation)
  10. etc etc etc. See video

Here is an interview with my business partner.. She and her had 15 years each experience in high end medical aesthetic sales in Dallas. She was viciously opposed to Nerium until a doctor tried to sell her husband Nerium. Then she THOROUGHLY investigated it.

Here is a list of Doctors on our Scientific Advisory Board. They all still have their medical credentials 😉


Hope this helps.


Response to Licensed Esthetician Blasts Nerium AD ‘Secret’ Toxic Ingredient

So when I see a negative article/blog post about Nerium come up a couple times I usually craft a response.

Having a haughty, arrogant, fresh faced skin care “professional” write an article about Nerium when they don’t actually know anything about it is not unusual. When a “seasoned” journalist like Mike Taylor Sr. Editor at Newswire publishes it without fact checking it is sad. I guess being a “best selling author” is more important to him than journalistic integrity. Then again today “news” is just another word for cheap entertainment.

First a quick interview with my friend Emilia who has been an aesthetician for more than 40 years.

Her before and After:


I’m happy to publish any response in the comments from Mike Taylor or Rachel Sauer.


My Response:

“Condemnation without investigation is the height of arrogance!”

The most telling sentence in the whole “rant” is the last one:…”Anyone who thinks that what I do as an Esthetician is anything similar to what they do as a Nerium Consultant is a fool.”

I’m sure the fact that as a skincare novice I can get better results using one simple bottle on every customer than she is getting with her approach is not something she is willing to accept.

Arrogance has a stunningly consistent ability to close the mind off to any new information. Miss Sauer has clearly only done her investigation in an effort to prove her prejudice. In fact “investigation” may be a generous description. Really she has just parroted someone elses prejudiced web page and called it due diligence. If she had actually been interested in the truth she may have done several things:

1) Actually put the product on her skin to see what happens. Duh!

2) Watched Nerium’s own video on safety www.neriumsafety.com which would have informed her that there are actually 2 types of Oleander. The Yellow Oleander which her mother warned her about and Nerium Oleader which has never had any fatalities. That 300 bottles could be consumed by a 10kg infant without any toxicity, etc etc.

3) Had she actually done some investigation she would have found that the NAE-8 extract is actually the world’s first plant to plant PATENTED extraction process not some basic proprietary blend. Leading one Sr VP of a mulit-billion dollar pharmaceutical company to say that the dermal application alone of NAE-8 is worth more than all of his product pipeline combined. (sorry said VP of course not willing to put his name to that quote of course)

4) Had she done some actual investigation she would have found out that NAE-8 works by immuno-modulation. Turning on proper immune function. NOT by increasing inflammation which two hack doctor’s claim on their site. http://youtu.be/nWMOP2wdyy0 IN fact if you read her article far from doing hours and hours of research as she claimed she has just parroted these two imbeciles who are selling their own  product ($150/bottle)

5) Had she done her own research she would have found that the quote used to claim NAE-8 causes inflammation is taken out of context. One sentence says cancer cells were destroyed the next sentence says that healthy cells where left intact. For some reason the two hack doctors left the second part out. You see this type of response is what is supposed to happen when your immune system turns on.

6) Had she done some actual research she would have found that oligosacharides (the functional components in Aloe and Nerium Oleander) regulate the inflammatory process not increase it. And that pharmaceutical companies are spending 100’s of millions of dollars in an attempt to synthesize these amazing sugars. Basic biochemistry is not required to be an aesthetician I guess. Which it really shouldn’t.


Furthermore, Neruim oleander (order Gentianales) produces an XXXG-type xyloglucan that contains arabinosyl, galactosyl, and fucosyl residues.

 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2763764/ (the official government opinion)

  1. Anti-inflammatory action: Aloe vera inhibits the cyclooxygenase pathway and reduces prostaglandin E2 production from arachidonic acid. Recently, the novel anti-inflammatory compound called C-glucosyl chromone was isolated from gel extracts.8

7) Had she done some actual research she would have found out that the US Government has now classified NAE-8 as a patented anti-oxidant. I will make the assumption that she knows that an anti-oxidant’s role is to reduce inflammation not increase it.

8) Had she done her own research she would have seen the piles of impressive research that www.neriumbiotech.com is doing.

9) Since she used the supposed failure of a cancer research trial to prove that NAE-8 doesn’t work on wrinkles I would assume that the skincare products that she personally uses have succeeded in their clinical trials for cancer. ?!?!?

10) Had she done some actual research she would have found that Nerium founder Jeff Olson had the prestigious ST&T research facility do clinical trials on the product using research parameters that exceed any product she is currently using in her practice. http://youtu.be/6M5I2_ZMIz4

11) Had she actually done some research and not been so arrogant maybe she would have talked to skin care professionals with VASTLY more experience than she has (how old is this girl anyway) with actual experience using the product. One friend has 40 years experience as an aesthetician, another formulates skin care products for doctors, another has 26 years experience with many awards two her name, another gentleman who owns 78 medical spas, and a husband and wife team with a successful career selling lasers, botox, injectables, and medical grade skincare to doctors. Sadly arrogance is often the curse of youth.

12) Had she done her own research she would have attended a meeting and found a group of happy loving caring sharing people who care more about other people’s success with the product than their own paycheck. (Not that I am sounding very loving and caring at the moment…)

13) Had she thought for her self she might have wondered why the company could sell $100 million their first year and $300 million their second year with a product that actually doesn’t work. Especially if they set expectations very high, beg everyone to take before and after pictures, give a money back guarantee and give away $42 million dollars worth of product for free to be used as samples.

14) Had she she actually been open minded she would have wondered why more and more celebrities are endorsing the product for free. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J88r5tSiSCg

15) I wonder what she thinks of all of these highly qualified Doctors who have joined our medical advisory board and attached their reputation to Nerium?http://www.neriumblog.net/real-results/introducing-neriums-scientific-advisory-board/

Etc. Etc. Etc.

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

Arthur Schopenhauer

Rant Over

Steven Keller

Just a normal guy who thoroughly investigates before forming an opinion

Better deeper sleep through glutathione

In the past year I have been amazed at how many people don’t sleep well. I suppose while all of you people have been tossing and turning I’ve been fast asleep. Although for me waking up refreshed was another issue. I suppose I just need to do a liitle research to find out that sleeping medications are a huge business. With Ambien alone doing $2 billion dollars in annual sales.

In Septmeber 2008 my friend called to tell me about a new supplement that helped increase glutathione in you body. Since he was a good friend and he and his wife had owned a million dollar a year naturopathic practice in Denver I decided to check it out.
After watching a short video, my mother (sitting on the couch behind me) said she wanted to try it. Why I asked? She said that she didn’t sleep well and none of her friends did either. I called my friend back and had him send her some product. Within in days she was raving about how well she was sleeping. In the past year of sharing this product with other’s I have seen this benefit over and over again.

So the question is why? I will share my educated guess with you since there doesn’t seem to be any conclusive research in this area.

Which antioxidant companies are scamming you?

So you know you need to take some sort of supplement. And everyone is always talking about how fabulous their antioxidant is . So how do you know which one is actually worth your money.

Let me share some of what I have learned over the past 15 years of knowing some of the sharpest scientific and medical minds in the country (hopefully I absorbed some wisdom purely by osmosis). I have also managed to raise three children with ZERO visits to the doctor for illness.

Here is a little perspective. Your body produces 4 endogenous (meaning your body makes them) antioxidants. They are the most important antioxidants known. Of these Glutathione is the most important. The other three are: Superoxide dismutase (SOD), Alpha lipoic acid (ALA), and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10).When an antioxidant supplement works it typically produces results by indirectly increasing 1 or these 4 endogenous antioxidants.

So how do you see through all the massive amount of marketing hype on which supplement is best for your body?

First do not accept testimonials exclusively as a measurement of product effectiveness. Dramatic changes in health can be realized by simply drinking more water.

Second do not accept “scientific proof” that focuses on raw ingredients of a product instead of the product itself. Raw ingredients are very sensitive to processing. The finished product may have nothing to do with the cool research. This is what I call “borrowed science.”

Also do not be fooled by high ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) numbers. This is a score thrown around by many marketers. What they don’t tell you is that ORAC test gives false numbers for many berries and the original test only scores for water soluble areas of the cell. Also the process of combining raw ingredients that are good separate can produce a product that actually produces free radical damage.

Here is an example of a product that does everything wrong.

Third look for products that have studies showing that the product works in humans using a double blind study.

Here is an example. http://www.protandim.com/pdf/ProtandimFRBMpaperJan152006.pdf

Protandim shows that it can increase two of your bodies antioxidants SOD by 30% and Catalse by 54% in 120 days and decrease a measurement of aging by 40%. Pretty good stuff.

So how does a product like MAX GXL compare? MAX GXL gets your body to increase its production of Glutathione.

It is important to understand that Glutathione is the most important of your bodies endogenous antioxidants. So an increase in Glutathione is more important that an increase in SOD etc.

In this study http://mxl.myvoffice.com/pdf/en/glutathione_study.pdf

MAX GXL increased Glutathione levels inside the cells by almost 300% in 60 days as well as decreasing your bodies main cause or contributor to any disease associated with aging (inflammation) by 60% as well as increasing 2 important biological hormonal markers of youth and vitality by 40 and 46%. (important note: GXL does not contain glutathione but instead gets your body to produce it)

So the results? Half the time and almost 600 percent better results. Any questions?

For more information www.stevenkeller.net