"I am Woman, Hear Me Roar!"

We all know that women are from Venus and men are from Mars. At times, we are are not just planets apart, but entire galaxies!

Women are no longer in the background, trapped in the kitchen. I remember when Helen Reddy’s song, I Am Woman, came out in the early ’70’s. It fast became the Battle-Hymn of the female emancipation movement and along with Germaine Greer’s groundbreaking treatise The Female Eunuch, it heralded an entire new era in female pride and place in our male-dominated world.

In recognition of the extraordinary part that women of all ages play in our world, we wanted to create the First-Ever, Total Female Formula (something no one or other nutritional company has thought of doing, possibly because most of the companies are run by men…)

Apart from a prenatal vitamin during pregnancy, to our knowledge there is not a dedicated multi-vitamin/multi-mineral supplement designed just for women. Sure, you can buy Centrum Women Under 50, but in my opinion it is a pathetic formula, scoring a two on a scale of 1-10. About what you would expect from the giant, faceless drug company that makes it.

We wanted to give the women of the world the most technologically advanced nutritional supplement ever created. It’s not just a vitamin pill, but a total MEGA-NUTRIENT of all the vital things that make a woman tick, and think, and operate – with all her worldly wisdom.

First, an Admission
Sitting down to write this article, I counted up all my friends, family and acquaintances. The women out number the men nearly four to one! When I look around me, my entire world is dominated by women of all ages. I have more women friends than men – by a long shot.

Maybe this harks back to my early boyhood, when I was shipped off to my grandmother when I was just 2 1/2 years old, after my eldest sister died and my mother was unable to handle both me and the tragedy at the same time. My beloved auntie (another woman) and uncle took me by train across Australia on a 4 day journey to the city of Adelaide where my grandmother lived. For the next three years, she raised me as her own, it was an extraordinary time in my life, as she was an equally extraordinary woman.

You see, my grandmother came to Australia from England on an old “Tea Clipper” ship at the turn of the 19th century, with five children, paying “deck cargo” passage, the only ticket she could afford. I would sit at her feet for hours asking her about England, my grandfather and the trip that took three long months around Cape of Good Hope in South Africa to Australia.

Oh Grandma, you must have been so frightened in the storms”, I’d say to her. But in her indomitable-spirit voice that I can hear so clearly even now, she would reply, “Oh no son, it was just like a holiday.” Ninety days at sea across three oceans with five children and “a holiday”?!

This in retrospect made an indelible impression on my psyche and established my deep respect for all women, that I hold true to this day. Whenever a man came into her house, she insisted he take off his hat and to stand until all women were seated at the dinner table. If a woman rose from the table, all men were to stand and then rise again upon her return. A lot different to what occurs today!

It is my firm belief that this “spirit” is what resides within all women. Women outlive men by more than 5 years! Have you ever wondered why?

The Cleopatra Code

All women have an otherworldly power it seems. Like Cleopatra had when she ruled the entire world and had men of all nations falling at her feet. This might be “female intuition”, but whatever it is, residing within every woman is a worldly perspective that baffles me – and all men I am sure.

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