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http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/2007/01/goji.html


goes to show, you can market hope in a bottle for $50.00


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Thank you so much Mikeo for posting this.  I passed it on to my emails last night and two people came back with having tried it and one was thinking of it.  I have an uncle who had bought two bottles of the stuff, but switched to sour black cherry juice from a local farmer.    My aunt is upset that they lost $100 over it.  I told her to be happy it was only that.

I have Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible and have been very pleased with it.  It disappoints me to see what money has done to him.  $50.00 a bottle...wow.  I'll stick to BTD.

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wow, just watched the tapes, it's the same old snake-oil selling all over again - sell this stuff & make lots of money. .oh, by the way, it cures cancer...
and nothing against the poor innocent goji berry, good for you (some blood types, anyway....?) and just trying to make more goji plants....

this reminds me of a woman I used to work with whose husband was sent home from the hospital with 13% heart function at the age of 40....(sent home to die, I presumed, but didn't say out loud) she started buying spray-on vitamins from Avon. Then he died leaving them with $0.00 after telling her he had insurance... It was so sad to watch her flailing around for answers without doing any research or reading. Interestingly, she & the four kids were all massively obese except the husband.

And this guy selling the multi-level-marketed goji juice doesn't look healthy to me!


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Too bad people like this give a perfectly good herb a bad name.  The berries can be bought for a few dollars a pound.  They are a decent tonic and now people may have a distrust of them because of hypes like this.



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Wow, no way is it worth $50 per bottle!  Sure, it's probably good stuff, but is it any better than cheaper blueberry juice or cherry juice?  I don't think so, not by that much.

The other thing I don't like about most of these exotic juice products is that they have lots of additives in them, like xanthan gum.

The same people that bring goji juice from the himalayas to us, could probably bring back blueberry juice on the trip back to the himilayas and mark it up and market it the same way there.


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Too bad people like this give a perfectly good herb a bad name. The berries can be bought for a few dollars a pound. They are a decent tonic and now people may have a distrust of them because of hypes like this.


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Insightful ..
Thanks for bringing it to our attention mikeo  


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I was at whole foods the other day and they had 16 ounce bottles of goji juice for $20.00 on the end cap and I said to myself...who in their right mind would buy it and I saw the show later that day so I took it as a sign to share this


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Well, that is an interesting article about the juice, MikeO.  

I read about the berries on a health site and they certainly were touted as being a superfood.  Very high in antioxidants.  I started buying some berries only (never tried the juice) and ate a handful a day for about a month.  

I do believe the berries have health properties but I don't know if a person would experience them immediately or over a longer period of time.

I did recently read that most healthy juice drinks beneficial ingredients get cancelled out due to the ingredients used to keep it on the shelf (shelf life).  I would assume that this doesn't apply to only fresh juices with only fresh ingredients.

There's alot to learn about food.  

Thanks, Mike for the heads up on the juice.


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I think it only goes to show that human beings will value something SO much more if it costs dearly.  I guess that's why I trust Dr. D's stuff.  Not any more expensive than other's out there, and I trust the source.


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Mike, the gogi juice selling at Whole Foods for $20 is not 100% gogi, it's a blend of grape juice, etc. I know because I put those bottles out there. The gogi juice we sell is by Genesis Today and it sells for around $50/60 a bottle.


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I'd just stick with the berries and eat a few a day like any other dried fruit.  They are a good kidney yin tonic, according to TCM.  Very inexpensive.



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