Thanks to frequent commenter Vogel, we have this story from MonaVie’s Corporate Website, “Motorcycles, MonaVie, and a Miracle”:
â€œUnconscious, Josh was flown to a hospital in Provo, Utah and diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, multiple bone fractures and abrasions and in a coma. Josh’s initial prognosis was dire. Doctors informed John and Teresa the likelihood of Josh coming out of the coma was slim, and even if Josh did come out of the coma, his disabilities would be severe.
After a horrific motorcycle crash, Josh Morros was flown to a hospital in Utah where he remained in a coma for 24 days. Two days after the accident doctor’s ran tests and were shocked to find tests showing Josh’s nutritional health was off the charts. In addition to a healthy diet, Josh would consume around 7500 calories a day, including half a bottle of MonaVie Active three to four days before a race to ensure proper energy reserves. Doctors said Josh’s health was paramount in providing Josh’s body a head start.
After being in a coma for 24 straight days, on September 8, 2008 Josh awoke from his coma. While he could not talk, there were signs he was aware of who he was, and recognized those around him, certainly an answer to prayers of his family and friends. It was the start of a rigorous rehabilitation process as Josh had relearn how to do most things and Teresa made sure MonaVie was a part of that process.
â€˜Four days after I woke I learned how to drink out of a straw and the doctors knew how important MonaVie was to my family and hospital and staff believed in good nutrition, so they allowed my mom to introduced the Active juice back into my diet giving me 6-8 ounces of juice two to three times a day. My mom even had some of the nurses taking the gel packs instead of drinking coffee,’ said Josh.
Not only was MonaVie there for Josh to aid in his nutrition that aided his recovery, but the family also received support from the MonaVie community. During Josh’s recovery, friends were able to talk with Dr. Alexander Schauss during MonaVie’s 2008 convention. Dr. Schauss provided advice and prescriptions that significantly aided in Josh’s recovery. Teresa even bought Dr. Schauss’ book Feed My Brain and followed his advice as part of Josh’s recovery. In February, the Morros families reached Ruby Executive and were able to come to Utah and participate in the Ruby Fly-In.
â€¦Teresa has already received inquiries from doctors and medical associations about their story and how proper nutrition can help aid brain injuries.â€
Before I go into further into this, let me say that I’m glad that Josh’s recovery went well. Now back to our regularly scheduled program…
I highlighted a few interesting parts of the MonaVie’s post. These are interesting because MonaVie is suggesting that their juice can aid in medical problems, which is, as we all know illegal. I’m also reminded of MonaVie’s own guidelines to distributors to be in compliance with the FTC:
“1. MonaVie distributors who provide testimonials online AND offline must be truthful AND be subject to typical results.”
I should note that they call this out and bold it to emphasize it’s importance. This is clearly an online testimonial. It may be truthful (let’s assume it is). It is NOT subject to typical results. In fact, MonaVie even uses the word “miracle” in the title of the post to indicate that is not typical.
Vogel also mentions that either:
- Alexander Schauss broke the law by providing prescriptions, since he’s not an MD and is not legally allowed to do so.
- MonaVie is lying about Schauss providing prescriptions.
One would expect that if the prescriptions “significantly aided in Josh’s recovery”, we’d the story would focus on them. Instead there wasn’t even a mention of the medicine.
Originally posted 2010-05-04 08:45:05. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe above article is intended to be accurate at the time of its original posting. MonaVie may change its pricing, product, or other policies at any time without notice.
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