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Aug 252012

Despite the fact that S of the is currently airing on Bravo, the fact of the matter is these people have not worked in a year. Except for, love her or hate her, .

They filmed seasons 3 and 4 back to back, hoping to cash in on Joe Giudice’s bankruptcy fraud trial, which was to take place in July 2011. Filming went straight through from October, 2010 (the christening episode) to the Season 3 , to the end of season 4 filming, in late October, 2011.

Except for whatever day jobs they have, where’s the income? ’s Cafface? Has sold a cookie lately? Melissa Gorga’s auto-tunes?  has a book deal with a small offshoot publishing house, the book to come out in March, 2013.

As for the Manzo boys, has a degree from Fordham, claims to have a job, won’t say what he does. Albie and Chris went from productive young men in season 1, to pushing that ill-fated .

When told People Magazine this week that her youngest child Nicholas has autism, I was sympathetic to her plight, though I wondered how she could sometimes spend 24/7 on twitter with her drunken meltdowns.

I remember reading an article over a year ago in a local New Jersey paper, an with A about Blkwater. Here’s the paragraph that struck me:


One case in particular, he told Patch, has really assured him of the product’s potential: A mother gave her autistic son blk. to drink, thinking its unique color might get him drinking more water. The boy not only drank it, he loved it, but the amazing part, he started behaving. The mother reached out to Albie, shocked, who sent her two more cases to try. Her son is stimming less and listening and following directions more. The difference, she told Manzo, is unbelievable.

I know these people are desperate, but will they tout Blkwater as the cure for autism?  Let’s hope they won’t stoop that low.  After all, some less-than-savvy people will believe them.

That is all.


  8 Responses to “Blk Water is the Cure For?”


    This reminds me of my great uncle, an Irish diviner (hunted for underground water with a stick). Apparently he was quite successful, but when the accolades went to his head and he started convincing people he could also cure them of cancer, even in 19th century ireland they threw him in jail! 21st century nj should be so sensible!

    Blk water for autism. Right. How did that work for you Jacqueline?


    I have MS and I can say I have tried BLK water and the only thing it is a cure for is constipation, it gives you the runs. Plus when you freeze it, it separates and when it is heated it is like black chalk. Is this really the stuff you want to put in your body? I just wish I did the testing on it BEFORE I drank it. Would have saved me 2 days in the bathroom


    I don’t see where any of them claimed that BLK water cures autism, or anything like that. The woman told them that since drinking this stuff, her autistic son is stimming (self-stimulating) less and listening better. That’s surprising & a lttle weird, but it’s certainly possible that she is being absolutely truthful about that. Children with pervasive developmental disabilities sometimes react unexpectedly to changes in their life or surroundings, including changes in diet. If I were trying to “sell” the beneficial properties of water with fulvic acid and some mother told me about such a positive experience with it, I’d share that info with others too. As long as I don’t claim that the stuff I’m selling “cures” anything, I see nothing wrong with sharing the story.


    There are all kids of “cures” for autism out there. Doesn’t Jenny McCarthy now claim her child was “cured”? In any event, I am on the fence about this. This mother makes the claim regarding her child. Ok. And while Alibie is clearly skirting any legal problems, it is unethical to tout this story. If directly asked, he could direct to the mother’s claims. But otherwise, he should not be using that story for marketing.

    And who knows about the other claims. maybe it does provide some vital and lacking micronutrient that helps. Or maybe it is the power of the placebo. It is scientifically documented that a placebo can be a powerful “cure”.


    I just read over at that it wasn’t just albie making this claim. Jacqueline Laurita posted this in her blog from September18, 2011:

    ou know me long enough to know that I’ve never been one to push a product or endorse something that I didn’t believe in and haven’t used myself. I believe in BLK and I want you to know why. I wanted to start off by telling you a little about our BLK water and how it came about. It is my belief that everyone should be educated about the benefits of fulvic acid. BLK originated from two Canadian sisters, Jackie and Louise, who are in the natural/organic food business. They came across fulvic acid (FA) when researching nutritional support for their mother, who was diagnosed with breast cancer eight years ago. They thought FA was folic acid and moved on. When their mother was diagnosed with bone cancer four years later (and was told she had six months to get her affairs in order), they again looked for help. Coming across fulvic acid again, they were impressed with everything they read about it. Their mom isn’t very good at taking pills, so they gave it to her in a powdered form in water…and out of the love for their mother, BLK water was born.

    They met my husband and Albie at a trade show last summer. The boys originally just wanted to possibly help market BLK until they learned just how incredible it really was. The boys gathered up my other nephews, Christopher, Joey, and honorary nephew, Gianluca, and the families joined forces. Jackie and Louise’s mother is still alive today. It is their belief that the fulvic acid had a huge part in what has helped to keep her alive. Since the launch of BLK, we have received letter after letter about how it has helped many people with many different conditions, ailments, and diseases including people and children with AIDS, cancer, MS, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, autism, etc. It has often been said that it helps cure a hang over. —

    you can read her claims because the bravo blogs from season 3 are still up. Look at Jacqueline’s blog titled -It’s Her Party-, pages two and three.

    Jacqueline makes this ridiculous claim AFTER her own son is diagnosed with autism. It’s outrageous. I agree she could do a lot of good by publicly taking on this cause. But if it involves pushing a product her family is profiting from, then it’s a very bad move. I don’t know if it qualifies as a direct claim. It probably doesn’t.


    Whatever the case may be, I find it extremely sad to hear of Jaq’s kiddos Nicholas having Autism. As a mother of a child with PDD-NOS which is on the Autism spectrum, I can tell first hand how tough my days and my sons days truly are. I really hope she is smart and uses her sons diagnosis to show the world what it is like to have a child with Autism and what the daily struggles we go through. So many people are ignorant and just don’t understand or even know what Autism is and she could surely fix that by putting it out there on the show. I truly hope the best for her and her family and i’m sad to say “welcome to the parent of an Autistic child club where everyone who is in it, wishes they weren’t” :( ……..I won’t even comment on the BLK water thing, but for whatever reasons unknown to us and even researchers some of the strangest things have helped children with some of the symptoms of Autism.


    Albie is telling the truth about the mother contacting him (via twitter) and saying the unique look of the water (being black) appeals to her son. Whether blk. actually works for stammering, listening, and following directions has only been documented by the mother. The Manzo’s are not the smartest people, but they are smart enough not to make direct claims, as this would open them to potential lawsuits.
    BTW – Greg works from home doing marketing for


    This disgusts me. Truly it does. I think it is a bad marketing move by a so called marketing firm.

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