Can chocolate make you healthy and wealthy?

By Dave Carew

One of the most . . . um . . . delicious health movements to come along in years is that of “healthy chocolate.”  According to its advocates, “healthy chocolate” can be both an avenue to rejuvenated health (for the eaters) and a potentially lucrative, home-based business opportunity (for the providers).

To get a deeper understanding of “healthy chocolate,” Underground Nashville reached out to Patrice Gordon, M.P.I.A., Ph.D, one of the foremost local advocates and providers of Xocai (pronounced “show-sigh”) healthy chocolate. Here’s how our interview with Patrice went:

UNDERGROUND NASHVILLE:  What are the most important health benefits of “healthy chocolate”?

PATRICE GORDON:  The most important thing about Xocai dark chocolate is the antioxidants it pours into your body on the “cellular” level.  Antioxidants are our body’s defense against the free radicals inside of us that cause aging, sickness, and disease. If your cells are getting healthier, so are you, even if it takes a little bit of time to notice any difference.

UN: How often do people need to eat the chocolate to enjoy the benefits?

PATRICE GORDON:  To enjoy such benefits as increased energy, weight loss, and better health, it is recommended that individuals eat at least 3 servings of any of our products daily. 

UN:  What if you are diabetic?

PG:  Xocai products are diabetic-friendly and made from  XoVita™, a proprietary high-antioxidant blend of cacao, açaí, and blueberries, an ingredient combination exclusive to Xoçai.

UN:  What is the nature of the Xocai chocolate home-based business opportunity?

PG: MXI, Marketing Xocolate International, based in Reno, Nevada, is the parent company of Xocai.  Xocai is a direct-sales company based primarily on referral marketing.  You can become either a customer or distributor for as low as $25 to $39 annually plus the cost of purchasing as little or as much of our products monthly as you’d like.

UN: What does the average Xocai distributor earn in extra income?

PG: Throughout MXI’s distributorship base worldwide, the average check paid out to Xocai’s distributors averages around $1,000 per month.  However, since the company opened for business in 2005, 14 people have become millionaires and the average income for an associate at the company’s top Ambassador level is $923,603 per year. 

For more information, call Patrice Gordon at 615-554-6764 or visit and/or

Editors Note: Under federal government guidelines, MXI and Xocai Healthy Chocolate make no claims to diagnose or to cure any disease. Dave Carew has no financial interest in Xocai (or any other) healthy chocolate company.

David M. (Dave) Carew is writer/editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter.” He also is a freelance book editor, publicist, seminar and workshop leader, journalist, and advertising/marketing/public relations writer.


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Editor’s Note: “Underground Nashville” covers artists, authors, musicians, poets, political figures, and other compelling people and happenings not typically covered by the mainstream Nashville media. It also presents reflections and commentary from an underground/indie perspective, offering “thoughts from the shadows of a great American city.”


Dave Carew




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