Fit to be………Me!

October 28, 2010

Thanks to my friend Tami, for sharing her hope of living a life restored from chronic pain.
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My name is Tami, and my husband and I are ranchers.  During the week I work as a Fitness Trainer in town.  My life before Reliv, consisted of chronic pain in my neck, shoulder, and upper back, that had developed I believe because of a car accident(whiplash) and 2 horse accidents.  All of these accidents had happened over a decade ago.  If you were to ask me, I would have said I was in great health- I exercised, ate organic food most of the time, and had taken many supplements.  But, I would panic if I had to sit for very long, such as a car trip, meetings, a movie, because I my pain levels would go up, but if I stayed moving I’d feel better.  The pain was there everyday just in varying degrees, depending on my sleep, activity levels for the day,or how stressed I was.  I had tried many alternative and conventional methods to get some relief, seeing very little results. I hadn’t given up searching, when Reliv came into my life.  I got started taking 3 shakes a day and in the first week I saw an improvement in my stress levels and more energy, digestive issues, became a non-issue.  It was in my 3rd month I started seeing big changes in my overall health. I no longer worry about  sitting through long car trips or watching movies.  Today I have less aches and pains and enjoy a quality of life I thought was lost. I can sleep through the night with no more tossing and turning trying to relive the pain in my neck and shoulder which has improved my sleep.  Now, I have a new body, at least it feels like one, so I would never be without Reliv, it has done what nothing else could do.  Thanks Reliv.
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I am a nutritional consultant and I use and recommend the use of Reliv Products.I am also a Reliv Independant Consultant. No statements are meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any specific treatment and do not replace the advice of your medical dr. Individual results may vary. Stories and testimonies are meant for educations purposes only. As the owner of this blog I will not post testimonies or stories which I have not or cannot personally verify. Opinions and views on this blog are not meant to represent the views of Reliv International Company. Plz consult with your dr before making any changes to your prescribed health care plan.
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Life after Tragedy

October 27, 2010

Thanks to this friend of mine for sharing his story after living through a head-on car collision, being in a coma, and a bleak prognosis with a TBI. Today he’s healthy, happy, and a very successful business man. Read on as he shares how good nutrition changed his life, filled his future with hope, and provides for him and his family.

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Reliv was one of my business customers in the early 1990’s when I owned and operated a service company in the St. Louis area. Through that relationship, I learned that Reliv distributed its products through network marketing. My opinion, at that time, was that a network marketing distributorship was something less than a real business.

Then, one of my long time friends got involved with Reliv. My respect for him made me think that he would came to his senses, and this venture would be over. He remained involved, however, when he saw great health results in his family, and achieved good business success.

I was healthy and did not think I needed the products when my friend introduced them to me. But I saw surprising results with watery, itchy eyes and a runny nose that I had suffered with every spring and summer my entire life. Then, I was in a head-on collision that left me in a coma with a very bleak prognosis. Doctors told my family that I probably would not survive, and that I would remain in a vegetative state if I did. Reliv formula was run through my feeding tube during the five plus weeks I was in the coma. It gave my body the fuel it needed to recuperate. The condition in which I woke up was a great deal better than that which the doctors had predicted!

I already owned a successful company when I was first invited to a Reliv business presentation. I didn’t want to be there, and was there out of friendship alone. However, my friend introduced me to people who had created large incomes by building Reliv distribution networks. This intrigued me enough to get involved, though skeptically. My doubt evaporated when people I love consumed the Reliv products and saw remarkable results with health issues that they couldn’t find help by any other means. That’s when Reliv got into my heart. After working the business for three years, my Reliv earnings surpassed my other income. Now, Reliv puts ours in the top 2% of US incomes. I am so grateful that my friend didn’t allow my poor attitude keep him from sharing Reliv with me!

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I am a nutritional consultant and I use and recommend the use of Reliv Products.I am also a Reliv Independant Consultant. No statements are meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any specific treatment and do not replace the advice of your medical dr. Individual results may vary. Stories and testimonies are meant for educations purposes only. As the owner of this blog I will not post testimonies or stories which I have not or cannot personally verify. Opinions and views on this blog are not meant to represent the views of Reliv International Company. Plz consult with your dr before making any changes to your prescribed health care plan.

More than just Surviving

October 27, 2010

Thank you to this friend for sharing her story with me about surviving breast cancer and how good nutrition improved her quality of life- mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially.

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When Reliv found me I was a recently widowed, single Mom with a mortgage meant for 2 incomes. I was working hard and long hours as an Oncology Nurse/ Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator, I knew I couldn’t keep up that pace forever and be well.

Less than a year after my husband Rick died of kidney cancer while teaching a class on Breast Self Exam, I found a lump in my own breast. When the treatments started I was exhausted physically, emotionally and financially. Yet, I was successfully treated for breast cancer. I am grateful to God that I was left with an excellent prognosis, however my quality of life was terrible. Depressed, grieving, chronically fatigued and with frequent migraine headaches and stubborn pain everywhere – I was miserable.  Foggy brain function made me feel as if I was going stupid. My diet was very good, but my gut did not absorb the nutrients.

I was terrified that I wouldn’t be strong enough or even alive to raise my 13 year old son Brett. My family and friends thought I was dying. Some of my nurse colleagues even told my Mom that when it came time for hospice they would take care of me so that I could be home with my son when I died.

For over two years I diligently tried many different nutritional solutions and everything else that doctors and even some “quacks” suggested. I was desperate. My friend offerred Reliv and I refused. Her persistence finally got me to give in and try it for 3 months.  I was stunned when 2 shakes a day gave me my quality of life back. Reliv was less expensive than what I had been taking and it never made me nauseated like the other things I had taken. Most importantly, my results have continued since 1997.

As a skeptic about the business, I was grateful for my results but had a low opinion of Network Marketing. My friends demanded that I share what had worked for me with them. “You were a train wreck – we’re just tired. Get us some of that stuff!” One by one every person who took the product correctly, got their own results.

I backed into the Reliv business with my bad attitude. It didn’t take long before it became clear to me that Reliv was something different. I had no idea that in less than one year the Reliv business would allow me to be a single, stay at home Mom, take good care of my son, afford our home on my own and have the time to take care of my own health and not just other people’s health.

I have been able to pursue my passion to volunteer my skills in Mexico and Africa over the years in a short term mission capacity. Currently, I travel to Uganda a few times each year. My Ugandan friends bless me more than I could ever bless them. Working with the Widow’s and Orphan’s of Uganda lights me up like a Christmas tree. Reliv has given me the time and financial freedom to do just that.

I met my husband Greg through Reliv – I like to refer to him as “My gift with purchase”.  My son Brett  is now happily married to my “daughter in love” Christine. I am grateful and proud to be here to see the man he has become.

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I am a nutritional consultant and I use and recommend the use of Reliv Products.I am also a Reliv Independant Consultant. No statements are meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any specific treatment and do not replace the advice of your medical dr. Individual results may vary. Stories and testimonies are meant for educations purposes only. As the owner of this blog I will not post testimonies or stories which I have not or cannot personally verify. Opinions and views on this blog are not meant to represent the views of Reliv International Company. Plz consult with your dr before making any changes to your prescribed health care plan.

A Priceless Gift

October 18, 2010

Thank you to this mom for sharing her story of her adult child who faces some unique challenges in life. She shares how his life has improved, his independance, and a new peace in their home.

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We adopted our son Matthew when he was 7. He was diagnosed at that time with Apraxia and ADHD and mental retardation.  Matthew had been badly abused and flew into fits of rage so severe that at age 8 he ripped the faucet from our bathtub, something I didn’t know was humanly possible til then.  He messed himself and couldn’t always control his bladder.  It was embarrassing for him and as he grew older it was a source of stress for us as parents.  Matthew could never read because he seemed to only be able to remember words for about 28 days and then totally lose them and you’d have to start over.  He couldn’t relate a “story” very well and had to be prompted or would be asked to fill in the details..ex: “Mom, tell em about cat”

When he was 19 years old we started Matthew on the Reliv Kid’s product because I had heard some testimonies in which children had amazing results with their health.  About a month after Matthew started taking his Reliv supplements, he came in the door and said, ” Hey mom I need my shake.: I thought that sounded strange because he had not been able to be so verbal before, so I asked “What’s it doing for you, Matt?”  He put his hand over his chest and said, “It’s calming Me”

Today 4 yrs later Matt is better able to control his moods and is more independant.
Matt has a job working 3 days a week now. He can help around the home such as mowing the yard. His quality of life is wonderful and we have peace and calmness in our home which is priceless!

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I am a nutritional consultant and I use and recommend the use of Reliv Products.I am also a Reliv Independant Consultant. No statements are meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any specific treatment and do not replace the advice of your medical dr. Individual results may vary. Stories and testimonies are meant for educations purposes only. As the owner of this blog I will not post testimonies or stories which I have not or cannot personally verify. Opinions and views on this blog are not meant to represent the views of Reliv International Company. Plz consult with your dr before making any changes to your prescribed health care plan.

This story comes from a new friend of mine. Thank you Trygve for sharing your life and story of living with AIDS!

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My name is Trygve. I’m 37 years old.   In August of 1997 at the age of 24 years old, I contracted a blood borne illness known as HIV which spread rapidly thru my body. I’ve known for many years this illness could/would likely progress into a situation that is terminal and would one day take my life. In June of 2009 I did receive that news that it had progressed to full blown AIDS. I’ve become increasingly sick as time goes on.

Contracting this type of illness was extremely unexpected for me. I am a chef. I love to cook. I had no option to but quit the work I love because I could not take the risk cutting myself and passing on my illness to someone else.

Over the course of the years since I became infected with my illness I have lost all my physical strength and energy. My quality of life is less than desired and I often found I was losing hope.

One Sunday morning in Feb I decided to summon all my strength and go to church one more time. There I met a friend of mine who asked where I had been. I told him I was sick.  He came over to my house later that day and brought me 2 cans of Reliv products. He explained that it is a complete nutrition product. It might help me feel better and improve my quality of life. I figured I had nothing to lose.

I’ve only been taking Reliv a few weeks now, not even two full months. But I do feel better. I have less pain issues. My energy is up. I can get out of bed every day and go for a jog. Life is looking up. I don’t know what the future will bring, but I have a new hope.

For more info on Trygve’s story please email me:

angela a dockter harris  @ yahoo.com (no spaces)

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I am a nutritional consultant and I use and recommend the use of Reliv Products.I am also a Reliv Independant Consultant. No statements are meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any specific treatment and do not replace the advice of your medical dr. Individual results may vary. Reliv products are not represented as drugs. Reliv products are nutritional supplements and are intended to support overall wellbeing designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs. Stories and testimonies are meant for educations purposes only. As the owner of this blog I will not post testimonies or stories which I have not or cannot personally verify. Opinions and views on this blog are not meant to represent the views of Reliv International Company. Plz consult with your dr before making any changes to your prescribed health care plan.

Thanks to this Friend who shares her story of hope with lupus.

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My husband and I are Cattle Ranchers in Northern Montana and I am also a
Registered Nurse.

In the early nineties I was very ill and after some time the doctors
diagnosed me with Systemic Lupus. I had joint pain, fatigue, rashes,
cold sores(fever blisters) swollen lymph nodes, odd blood labs and so on
and so on.

They gave me some medications but I still had joint pain and fatigue.
Matter of fact I still had everything and flare ups every 3 to 4 months.

I complained and was told “You have Lupus, live with it.” SO I did. I
just lived miserably for the next 15 years. Life goes on there are kids
to raise and bills to pay so that’s the way it is.

In the fall of 2008 I was introduced to Reliv. I didn’t have much hope
but after hearing a lot of stories I got started on the products. Within
days a heaviness lifted. I felt some energy.  I was afraid it would go
away, but it didn’t. Soon my body began to feel better all over
including my joints in my hands When that happened I got deadly faithful
to the product. I didn’t skip or forget anymore.

Next thing you know I was sleeping through the night.  The pain in my
hips and shoulders improved and there I was just sleeping like a rock. I
woke up refreshed. My brain was clear. It was amazing.

Then I could just get up and walk in the morning. For years when I got
out of bed my hips, knees and ankles would be so stiff and sore I would
shuffle like my Gramma for the first 20 or 30 minutes. Now I just get up
and walk like a normal person.

Me and my Husband are both please with the health benefits we have seen
and are glad to have Reliv in our lives.

For more info this story please email me at:

angelaadockterharris@yahoo.com

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I am a nutritional consultant and I use and recommend the use of Reliv Products.I am also a Reliv Independant Consultant. No statements are meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any specific treatment and do not replace the advice of your medical dr. Individual results may vary. Reliv products are not represented as drugs. Reliv products are nutritional supplements and are intended to support overall wellbeing designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs. Stories and testimonies are meant for educations purposes only. As the owner of this blog I will not post testimonies or stories which I have not or cannot personally verify. Opinions and views on this blog are not meant to represent the views of Reliv International Company. Plz consult with your dr before making any changes to your prescribed health care plan.

Thank you to this dear family who share’s their story of hope in dealing with Autism.

Gray’s Story

Our second son, Gray, was diagnosed with Autism when he was 3 1/2 years old. He was non-communicative and had lots of sensory issues. For two years prior to finding Reliv we tried everything anyone told us about – all kids of therapies, special diets, allergy testing/elimination treatments, etc. I even lived 1/2 of each week for an entire year away from home looking for answers for him and nothing made a profound difference. We knew that therapy was essential but we didn’t think he was retaining anything he was being taught, because he couldn’t recall any of the information.

We put him on the Reliv products, within a few days I started quizzing him and noticed that his brain was functioning faster. His processing delay had already improved and he was recalling the information he had been taught in therapy. His communication started very simply, but he began answering questions appropriately for the first time in his life. The very next week his language doubled, his eye contact got better, his social skills improved and in 5 weeks he was a profoundly different child.

Our son will always have Autism, but Reliv is helping his body function at a higher level. He speaks normally now, has friends, eats a wide variety of foods, and his sensory issues are almost non-existent. He doesn’t sit around and plug his hears and hum all the time, like he used to…he plays the trumpet in the band. We will be forever thankful to the person who cared enough about our family to send us “hope” in a can.

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I am a nutritional consultant and I use and recommend the use of Reliv Products.I am also a Reliv Independant Consultant. No statements are meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any specific treatment and do not replace the advice of your medical dr. Individual results may vary. Reliv products are not represented as drugs. Reliv products are nutritional supplements and are intended to support overall wellbeing designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs. Stories and testimonies are meant for educations purposes only. As the owner of this blog I will not post testimonies or stories which I have not or cannot personally verify. Opinions and views on this blog are not meant to represent the views of Reliv International Company. Plz consult with your dr before making any changes to your prescribed health care plan

Hope

October 5, 2010

Thanks to my new dear friend Kathy who shares her journey of MS – and her hope.

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Hi! My name is Kathy. I was a part-time pharmacy technician and am a full-time reliv distributor. Eleven years ago, I was diagnosed with relapsing/remitting Multiple Sclerosis and was debilitated from the neck down.

I was always fatigued, napping up to 6 hours a day in addition to sleeping at night, spasms and the weakness in my legs had taken over my life.
Last summer, I exercised my legs in the pool where I live for two hours a day, 7 days a week to strengthen my legs. At the end of last summer, I went through another episode and it broke my legs down.
I began walking with a cane and was supposed to be using a walker. But I was too stubborn to do that so I ended up falling down twice breaking my fingers and toes.
I also lost bowel and bladder control and that was humiliating because it happened to me at work.
I got into a very dark depression that made me a miserable person for my daughter and grandchildren to live with. I stopped answering the phone and the door. I made excuses why I couldn’t see my friends and family. There were times I just didn’t want to live anymore. That’s when my friend came to me with Reliv. I didn’t want anything to do with it because I felt there was no hope. I listened to the stories, they touched my heart and I decided to try it.

March 18, 2010 is the day I began taking the product.Within two days, energy was returning!

Two weeks later, the I noticed that my digestive issues and heart burn were lessening and now I am no longer bothered with any of these at all.  Five weeks into the product,  I had a feeling of overall well-being. My life was taking a major turn for the best and I could not stop sharing this. Everyone was asking me what I was doing differently because I looked so much better and was moving so much more easy, and I can walk without any assistance now.

I became a distributor in May, 2010.
In June, I stopped working in the rehab hospital and became a Master Affiliate and began working the RELIV business full-time!
I’m so excited because in August, I am going to National Conference and will get to meet a lot of the people who have shared their stories with me and become even closer friends than we are now!!
I don’t ever want to go back to that place where I was so I will NEVER stop taking RELIV!

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I am a nutritional consultant and I use and recommend the use of Reliv Products.I am also a Reliv Independant Consultant. No statements are meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any specific treatment and do not replace the advice of your medical dr. Individual results may vary. Reliv products are not represented as drugs. Reliv products are nutritional supplements and are intended to support overall wellbeing designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs. Stories and testimonies are meant for educations purposes only. As the owner of this blog I will not post testimonies or stories which I have not or cannot personally verify. Opinions and views on this blog are not meant to represent the views of Reliv International Company. Plz consult with your dr before making any changes to your prescribed health care plan.

An Answer to Prayer

October 5, 2010

God never ceases to amaze me how He works, the doors He opens, the Hope He brings – and most of all the blessings of new friends to my life. Thanks to this PRECIOUS new friend for sharing her story with me about her husband who is living with a brain injury– and for allowing me to be part of their life and journey! I am BLESSED!

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A month ago, I thought I had reached the end of my rope. I was heartbroken because I thought I was going to have to put my husband of 26 years in either a psychiatric ward or a nursing home. He’s only 56 years old.

Due to oxygen deprivation at birth and a bout with spinal meningitis as an infant, my husband has had a seizure disorder all of his life. Seventeen months ago, he had brain surgery in a last ditch effort to stop the increasingly severe intractable seizures which were beginning to cause brain damage and becoming a threat to his life. The surgery saved his life, but he came out of it with TBI and a whole new set of problems including emotional instability.

In the weeks before he started Reliv, he had stopped being able to function. He had normally done light housework while I was at my job. In May, he lost that ability. He wasn’t able to complete a task. If I called at lunch and he told me he was washing the dishes, he’d still be doing those same dishes when I got home from work four hours later.  He couldn’t even load the washing machine and start it. He spent most of his time sitting in a chair watching out the window. Emotionally, he began to zig zag between extreme highs and extreme lows.

A few days after starting him on Reliv, I came home from work to find he had not only washed the breakfast dishes but had washed, dried, and folded three loads of laundry and put them away. He had straightened the house and was outside mowing the lawn on our riding mower. Before adding Reliv to his diet, he was needing over 12 hours of sleep daily. Now he often gets up before I leave for work and offers to make me breakfast and wants to stay up later than I do. Also, his emotions have begun to stabilize.

I am so thankful to God for the progress he has been making since we have started him on Reliv, and I’m excited to see how our lives may continue to improve.

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I am a nutritional consultant and I use and recommend the use of Reliv Products.I am also a Reliv Independant Consultant. No statements are meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any specific treatment and do not replace the advice of your medical dr. Individual results may vary. Reliv products are not represented as drugs. Reliv products are nutritional supplements and are intended to support overall wellbeing designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs. Stories and testimonies are meant for educations purposes only. As the owner of this blog I will not post testimonies or stories which I have not or cannot personally verify. Opinions and views on this blog are not meant to represent the views of Reliv International Company. Plz consult with your dr before making any changes to your prescribed health care plan.

Thanks to this young couple for sharing their story.  They hope to soon be serving on the missions field. Now finding hope in restored health in many different areas of life, they have expanded their ministry to help others find hope for their lives to be restored too. They can’t keep the good news to themselves – and that’s how it should be with hope. Its meant to be shared!

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We are a young married couple from Texas, at the age of 23 that had forgotten how to dream and what it feels like to feel and be healthy.

For many years Kendra has dealt with very extreme mood swings. Her mood swings were so extreme that, while never officially diagnosed, many doctors suspected that she had bi-polar disorder. She would be for “up” and positive for a couple of days or months and then would suddenly hit a “low” for varying lengths of time. She has always felt like she had no control with her emotions and it scared her. At times, it was difficult for her to communicate well with her friends and husband because of the extremities of mood swings.

Not only that, Kendra had been dealing with dysmenorrhea for about ten years. The terrible symptoms of these two took her out of her normal routine many times. She was also sick almost every other day and was not able to spend time with those she loves.

For the past four years Caleb has dealt with issues such as constipation, acid reflux, low energy, issues focusing in school and terrible migraines, about 5-7 a month.

Now, Since adding Reliv into our daily routine since March 2009 Caleb has only had two headaches since starting on the Reliv products and has relief from his acid reflux, low energy and can focus a lot better, and Kendra has a new sense of balance with her moods, immune system, her monthly cycles and in her relationships with others.

From there, we decided to come into the business as Master Affiliates in June because we saw this as an opportunity to minister to others and get out of 35k worth of debt. We were previously very anti-network marketing, but we absolutely could not withhold this good news from our friends. Now we do this full time, control our own schedule, and can never get fired or laid off. We know that our Reliv income will continue to grow as we bless the lives of more and more peolpe. Someday we dream of either working inUkraine doing mission work and/or working full time youth ministry without having to receive pay from the church, but just living off of our Reliv income.
“Do not withhold good from those who deserve it,
when it is in your power to act. ”
-Proverbs 3:27

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I am a nutritional consultant and I use and recommend the use of Reliv Products.I am also a Reliv Independant Consultant. No statements are meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any specific treatment and do not replace the advice of your medical dr. Individual results may vary. Reliv products are not represented as drugs. Reliv products are nutritional supplements and are intended to support overall wellbeing designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs. Stories and testimonies are meant for educations purposes only. As the owner of this blog I will not post testimonies or stories which I have not or cannot personally verify. Opinions and views on this blog are not meant to represent the views of Reliv International Company. Plz consult with your dr before making any changes to your prescribed health care plan.

Thanks to this dear friend who shares her story with me today and PREVENTATIVE health and nutrition – as well as pregnancy. I love this one because it shows the importance of addressing our health and taking care of ourselves even before issues arise – even when we “think” we feel good. Maybe we sometimes should dare ask the question, “am I really doing all I can?”

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My name is Paige and I am a stay at home homeschooling mom from Montana.  I have a 7 year old son and a 5 year old daughter and am currently awaiting the arrival of our third child.  I have been using the Reliv nutrition now for 4 and one half years and have seen some amazing results even though when I started I was a very healthy individual.  I have to admit in the beginning I did not think that I would see tangible results with nutrition.  I really just wanted to be proactive in my health instead of reactive since many members of my family have come down with auto immune diseases in the past years.  Much to my surprise 30 days after starting the Reliv nutrition I knew I didn’t want to go a day without it.  I found myself going to bed two to three hours later at night and waking up before my alarm in the morning and feeling completely rested and ready for my day.  My immune system was also getting much stronger simply because cold and flu’s became very rare and less severe.  The longer I consumed the products the more results I attained.  Mood swings, bloating, and cramping due to hormonal issues became very minimal.  I found myself being a better wife and mother not losing my temper at the drop of a hat.  Nine months into using the nutrition I noticed my eyesight even improving.  As for my pregnancy I have been using Reliv as my prenatal.  Having two pregnancies before using Reliv I have many comparisons of over all improvement.  With this pregnancy I have experienced more energy and stamina.  I am going through this pregnancy with ease. My previous blood pressure issues are no longer a concern and I have experienced much less back pain this time around.  I truly believe nutrition has made the difference in my health, I have changed nothing else in my daily routine.  I now have a peace of mind knowing that I am investing in my body today so that I will not have to face health challenges later on in life. I am also investing in this new little ones life as it has been fed this optimal nutrition since conception.  You couldn’t take these products from me.

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I am a nutritional consultant and I use and recommend the use of Reliv Products.I am also a Reliv Independant Consultant. No statements are meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any specific treatment and do not replace the advice of your medical dr. Individual results may vary. Reliv products are not represented as drugs. Reliv products are nutritional supplements and are intended to support overall wellbeing designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs. Stories and testimonies are meant for educations purposes only. As the owner of this blog I will not post testimonies or stories which I have not or cannot personally verify. Opinions and views on this blog are not meant to represent the views of Reliv International Company. Plz consult with your dr before making any changes to your prescribed health care plan.

A Man’s Private Pain

October 5, 2010

Got this email from a friend who wanted to share some news with me about a situation her husband has had to privately deal with for 10 years and how Reliv has given him hope. Thank you to my dear friend and her husband for coming forward to share this private issue. So many times men do not want to seek help much less talk about it.

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My husband had a vasectomy 10 years ago. Since that time he has lived with chronic physical pain in that area of his life. He’s been to to dr many more times over the years. He’s had follow up surgeries for new testicular pain issues that have occured in this time. Honestly he’s just never felt right since the vasectomy. He’d given up hope and resigned to living in pain for the rest of his life.

I will be honest and say that even though I feel bad for him, I’ve sort of taken to not noticing anymore when he has pain unless its just a shooting pain that doubles him over, then I’m reminded of what he silently lives with each day on a lesser level. His pain can vary from mild pain daily to shooting pain several times a week as he has told me.

We started Reliv just a few weeks ago, and today I just had the thought to ask him if he had noticed changes. He paused and said, “you know, I guess I never realized it, but I haven’t had any pain in the last few weeks.”

Thank you for introducing us to Reliv. We started it just because we wanted take better care of ourselves overall and be more involved in our nutrition choices, but I am so thankful my husband is free of his pain.  What a blessing.

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I am a nutritional consultant and I use and recommend the use of Reliv Products.I am also a Reliv Independant Consultant. No statements are meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any specific treatment and do not replace the advice of your medical dr. Individual results may vary. Reliv products are not represented as drugs. Reliv products are nutritional supplements and are intended to support overall wellbeing designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs. Stories and testimonies are meant for educations purposes only. As the owner of this blog I will not post testimonies or stories which I have not or cannot personally verify. Opinions and views on this blog are not meant to represent the views of Reliv International Company. Plz consult with your dr before making any changes to your prescribed health care plan.

Sharing today hope for chronic pain, fatigue, fibromyalgia and more…..read on.
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I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, an auto-immune disease that attacks your muscles, and for eight years felt like I lived inside a giant tooth ache. I hurt from the top of my head to the bottoms of my feet. I rarely slept more than a couple of hours a night. Just being able to turn over in bed was extremely difficult. I would take a nap in my car just to make it through the workday. My doctor said there was nothing he could do but treat the symptoms.I was spending $120 per month in insurance co-pays for seven different medications, self-medicating with the latest products featured on infomercials, taking a lot of supplements and seeing a chiropractor twice a week for some instant relief. All of this took the edge off, but I lived with the pain all day, every day.

I was encouraged by what I heard about Reliv, including the money back guarantee. After two weeks on the products, I started sleeping through the night. In another month, I had a sense of peace, my moods leveled out and I started having some good days. I used to pull myself up the banister just to get into my bedroom. Since Reliv, I have climbed a mountain!

I was not looking for a business. But, people at work noticed that I had a bounce in my step, that my eyes were not blood-shot, and that I was getting up out of a chair without grimacing. I started doing the business part-time and fell in love with Reliv. Today, I am retired and continue to work my Reliv business part-time, around my family and grandchildren. My income averages about $1,000 a month – a great retirement benefit! (JSW)

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I am a nutritional consultant and I use and recommend the use of Reliv Products.I am also a Reliv Independant Consultant. No statements are meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any specific treatment and do not replace the advice of your medical dr. Individual results may vary. Reliv products are not represented as drugs. Reliv products are nutritional supplements and are intended to support overall wellbeing designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs. Stories and testimonies are meant for educations purposes only. As the owner of this blog I will not post testimonies or stories which I have not or cannot personally verify. Opinions and views on this blog are not meant to represent the views of Reliv International Company. Plz consult with your dr before making any changes to your prescribed health care plan.

Thanks to this busy and formerly stressed and tired mother of six for sharing her story of Reliv.

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When I was introduced to Reliv, I was severely depressed and had a lot of anxiety. I never got into a deep sleep so I was always exhausted. I tried the Reliv shakes and within 5 days I was waking up early, before my alarm clock, and felt rested. Within 2 week I noticed I was a calmer person and could handle stress so much better. At two months on the products, constipation was no longer an issue, my depression had lifted and I started repairing the relationships I had nearly destroyed. I’ve also used Reliv twice as a prenatal, had great recoveries from c-sections and wonderful nursing experiences…and I’ve lost 33 lbs! Now, I am balanced hormonally, have no PMS symptoms and lots of energy to keep up with my 6 kids. I feel fantastic every day and am so grateful that a friend introduced me to Reliv! I will always use these products to help my body function at its best and for prevention for life!

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I am a nutritional consultant and I use and recommend the use of Reliv Products.I am also a Reliv Independant Consultant. No statements are meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any specific treatment and do not replace the advice of your medical dr. Individual results may vary. Reliv products are not represented as drugs. Reliv products are nutritional supplements and are intended to support overall wellbeing designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs. Stories and testimonies are meant for educations purposes only. As the owner of this blog I will not post testimonies or stories which I have not or cannot personally verify. Opinions and views on this blog are not meant to represent the views of Reliv International Company. Plz consult with your dr before making any changes to your prescribed health care plan.

A Veteran Finds Hope

October 5, 2010

Thank you to this dear friend who not only shares his story and his private pain – but for the sacrafice he’s paid. The external conflict he so bravely fought in is long over – yet he’s lived in the private battle so many of our national heroes face. For them the battle continues long after we’ve gone on with our lives. Over 20 years later, he’s found hope.

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Over 20 years ago I served in the United States Navy. It was my dream job. I was a young kid proud to serve our great country. In my first year of service I was involved in live combat situations. I lived through the horrors of battle often reflected in movies, I’ll spare you the details but tell you that it changed my life.  I was quietly discharged when I started making some potentially destructive decisions in my personal life.

I’ve gone on with my life since. To the outside world I’m a successful business man, father, husband. On the inside I battle fear, anxiety, anger. I’m jumpy and oversensitive in certain situations. I don’t sleep regularly. I’ve lived my life over the last twenty years with flashbacks of the combat I served in. Over twenty years later I was finally diagnosed with PTSD.  I don’t let the label stop me, but it gives confirmation to what I’ve known since the day that changed my life. It gives me permission to be who I am and not looked down upon. I’m a VET. A combat VET. I’m proud of that even admist the struggles I live with.

I started Reliv just over 30 days ago as a way to help with some nutritional issues I’m having in other areas of my life. I’ve always eaten the Standard American Diet and have been looking for a while for some additional nutritional support. Old habits die hard, I like my food. During this time I’ve noticed over all changes in my well-being. My spirit within me is less anxious. I feel more patience throughout the day.  I have a positive outlook at the future and the memories of the past are dimming.  I am starting to sleep better. I’m very interested to see how things continue to change and improve for me overall.

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I am a nutritional consultant and I use and recommend the use of Reliv Products.I am also a Reliv Independant Consultant. No statements are meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any specific treatment and do not replace the advice of your medical dr. Individual results may vary. Reliv products are not represented as drugs. Reliv products are nutritional supplements and are intended to support overall wellbeing designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs. Stories and testimonies are meant for educations purposes only. As the owner of this blog I will not post testimonies or stories which I have not or cannot personally verify. Opinions and views on this blog are not meant to represent the views of Reliv International Company. Plz consult with your dr before making any changes to your prescribed health care plan.

No Longer Trapped

October 5, 2010

Thank you to my new friend for sharing her story of living with scleroderma.

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My name is Norma and I’m 42 years old.  I used to consider myself a pretty healthy individual, like most, I went out with my friends and never said no to a party, and like most I never went to the doctor for yearly checkups.  As I said I consider myself a healthy individual.

In 1992 my life changed. I started noticing some spots on my legs were the pigment was gone, I also notice that I was starting to lose strength in my hands and that my fingers would turn purple if I was cold.  I didn’t pay too much attention to any of these symptoms at first. At first I was told it might be arthritis,  but while trying to figure things out,  I kept noticing changes happening. My fingers where bending and no matter how hard I tried or what I did I could not stop it.

Finally I learned I had Scleroderma. I have the type that affects every part of the body and is not just simply localized to the skin and joints. There is only treatment for symptoms no cure.

I started undergoing different treatments, from injections, to oral medications that only made me feel worse. I was even evaluated for a lung transplant, but was not a good candidate.  I went from 132lbs to 96lbs I’m only ‘5”4 so I was skin and bones, depressed and angry.  I became fully disabled and my dr told me they would make me comfortable until I die.

My life went on adapting to the disease; I hated not being able to eat what I wanted, to do what I liked when I wanted to and not to be able to work.  This was my life for 18 years until my cousin told me about Reliv.  I have to be honest, when I heard about Reliv I thought she just wanted to sell and that is it.  I had tried many home remedies, TV advertised solutions and nothing worked. I was skeptical, but she said something that got my attention.  She said there was a money back guarantee.

During that time I had not been able to wear shoes for a year because of a sore I had on my foot.  Needless to say I also had trouble walking.  Well I started taking Reliv and two days later I could not believe what I felt…I felt relief!  My foot did not hurt as much.  That was not all; I was not getting the cough attacks I normally got every time I went from cold to hot and hot to cold.  I was able to get out of the shower and get dressed right away instead of having to rest for about 15 minutes, because I got winded walking the short distance from my bathroom to my bed; a little bit less than a yard.  I was able to mow my own lawn, change the sparkplugs in my car and all without having to rest every 10 minutes.  I was also able to enjoy ice in my coke and go dancing!  I know a lot of people take these things for granted, but believe me after years of not being able to enjoy these few simple things it was great.

Needless to say Reliv will continue to be a part of my life for as long as God keeps me on earth.  I hope is a long time, because I would like to tell everyone I know about the difference Reliv has made in my life.

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I am a nutritional consultant and I use and recommend the use of Reliv Products.I am also a Reliv Independant Consultant. No statements are meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any specific treatment and do not replace the advice of your medical dr. Individual results may vary. Reliv products are not represented as drugs. Reliv products are nutritional supplements and are intended to support overall wellbeing designed to provide optimal, balanced nutrition and to target specific wellness needs. Stories and testimonies are meant for educations purposes only. As the owner of this blog I will not post testimonies or stories which I have not or cannot personally verify. Opinions and views on this blog are not meant to represent the views of Reliv International Company. Plz consult with your dr before making any changes to your prescribed health care plan.