Reliv 2016 Leadership Celebration
Altantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas
October 13-16, 2016
Reliv wants you to join us on a mythical adventure to the luxurious Atlantis Resort for a 4-day/3-night experience unlike anything else on Earth!
Experience an underwater utopia! Swim with the dolphins. Walk through tunnels surrounded by sharks, stingrays, moon jellies and piranhas. Soak in beautiful open-air lagoons and relax on pristine beaches. Or jump right into the action at Aquaventure, a one-of-a-kind 141-acre waterscape.
Create your own adventure! Luxuriate in your suite at the iconic Royal Towers, savor gourmet meals at world-famous restaurants, golf on a PGA championship course, test your luck at the casino voted best in the Caribbean and shop at the seemingly endless array of stores.
Visit reliv.com/leadership-celebration for qualifications and to view the trip video.
Don’t just live. Reliv.
Thanksgiving is often recognized as a day to be thankful and to show our gratitude for everything in our lives. Although it is wonderful to give thanks on this day and to celebrate Thanksgiving with our closest friends and family, we each have so much to be thankful for every day! Taking time out of our day to be appreciative of every person or object in our lives is also proven to make us happier.
If you think about it, it makes sense. I know when I start thinking about all of the wonderful people in my life, the places I’ve been, the opportunities I have and the abundance of tangible things in my possession, I can’t help but smile and feel so blessed! I saw this quote a while ago and always revert back to it when I catch myself feeling down, “If you woke up tomorrow with what you were thankful for yesterday, what would you have?” If we each spent five minutes of our day being mindful of all of the magnificent blessings in our life, how much happier would we be? Acknowledging all of the good things we have going, quickly diverts our attention to positivity and keeps our smiles bright.
The next time you feel alone or empty, take a few minutes to grab a pen and paper and write down as many things as possible that you are thankful for. Your dog, the clothes on your back, the food in your refrigerator, your children and spouse, your new shoes, your favorite book, your health and well-being and the freedom and opportunity that Reliv can provide. Whatever it is, give thanks and be grateful. We only have one life to live so why not live every day happily!
As Thanksgiving is approaching and we are paying more attention to giving thanks and being grateful for the abundant blessings in our life, we encourage all of you and ourselves to celebrate giving thanks each day rather than just on Thanksgiving! We challenge you to take an extra five minutes out of your day to give thanks.
Les and Joyce Ferguson of Beavercreek, Ohio, were single parents when they each became Reliv Distibutors in the early ’90s. Two decades later, the Presidential Gold Ambassadors and latest inductees into the Reliv Hall of Fame marvel at how Reliv enabled two ordinary people to create something extraordinary in their own lives and affect the lives of so many others.
A Match Made in Reliv
For so many people, discovering Reliv brings enhanced health and an improved quality of life. And while the Fergusons can attest to the same, Reliv also brought them each other.
“We met at a Reliv event, got engaged at a San Diego Reliv Conference and married in 1994,” Joyce recalls. “With five young daughters to support — two of his and three of mine — we quickly realized that the income and lifestyle we wanted was right in front of us with Reliv.”
The couple had already experienced the power of Reliv nutrition. Joyce saw relief from severe PMS and sinus issues, and Les found support for cholesterol and blood pressure management — important in his former career as an Air Force pilot. “Our health paths were changed forever when we were introduced to the Reliv products,” Les says.
Building a Life
“We learned early on that Reliv was a terrific company, and when we heard [Reliv President, Chairman and CEO] Bob Montgomery say that the only ones who fail in Reliv are those who quit, we took it to heart,” Joyce explains.
“With a big family to raise, we needed the efficiency and the balance that the Reliv system provides,” she adds. “We made adjustments to our schedules with our kids to preserve Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings for Reliv. We just asked ourselves what else we could possibly do that would provide so much income potential — and so much FUN!”
Since then, Reliv has helped the Fergusons put all five of their daughters through college debt-free, paid for three dream weddings and allowed for lots of time with their grandchildren! “We get to live a retirement lifestyle without being retired,” Les says. “And we don’t want to retire — we love what we do with Reliv.”
Just Getting Started
“Today our life is filled with travel, family freedom, personal growth, worldwide friendships and a purpose in life that is tremendously fulfilling.” Joyce says. “We cultivate relationships and try to radiate hope wherever we go, constantly setting new goals as we work to make the world a better place through Reliv.”
So what’s next for the Fergusons? “Now is not the time to rest,” Joyce adds. “It’s time to pour it on!”
What does this accomplishment mean to you?
We are honored by this recognition of our long-term commitment to Reliv and humbled to be part of this distinguished group of leaders. But all we can think about is that there is so much more to do! Entering the Hall of Fame spurs us to talk to more people and work harder than ever to expand our business.
What advice do you have for new Distributors hoping to enter Reliv’s Hall of Fame one day?
Work with your upline Distributors to get a serious understanding of what you have found in Reliv. Then take action to build your business with a positive, long-term attitude. Share this opportunity with someone new every day to reach your financial goals. Stay committed to treating Reliv like the real business that it is.
Join us in congratulating the following Reliv Distributors who achieved new levels and earned cash bonuses in the month of October!
NEW AMBASSADORS ENTERING PROGRAM AS BRONZE AMBASSADORS:
David & Rhonda Martin from Pennsylvania
TOP 10 PGPV:
TOP 10 ROOKIE BONUS WINNERS:
Learn how to earn yours this month.
ROOKIE BONUS SPONSOR WINNERS: (each receives $100)
Esteban Alonso & Socorro Molina from Tennessee
Niurka Alvarez from Florida
Karla & Michael Ans from Canada
Adelaida Balleza from Texas
Beverly & Terry Bauman from Pennsylvania
Yvette Dickey from California
Ura & Betty Gingerich from Missouri
Donna Markham from Missouri
Vianey Pineda from Georgia
Lenin Tenorio & Marina Mercado from Tennessee
TOP 5 PGPV:
Betty & Cliff Holborn from Devlin, ON $300
ROOKIE BONUS SPONSOR:
Karla & Michael Ans from Devlin, ON $100
Seven Years of Blood Sugar Management with GlucAffect
This November marks the 7th anniversary of Reliv’s GlucAffect® nutritional supplement launch. GlucAffect was developed to support healthy blood sugar levels and weight loss, indicators of metabolic syndrome which can lead to chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Research supports the effectiveness of the GlucAffect formulation.
GlucAffect was studied in an 8-week clinical trial that included 50 overweight participants with moderately elevated fasting blood glucose. Subjects were randomly assigned to either four daily servings of GlucAffect or a placebo meal replacement, and all participants took part in a diet and exercise program. Those who took GlucAffect lowered their fasting glucose by an average of 30%, moving them to healthy blood glucose levels. They also lost an average of 16 pounds. The control group taking the placebo did not experience significant reduction in their blood glucose levels or weight.
The patented GlucAffect formula includes several potent extracts, such as Pycnogenol®, LunaRich® and banaba leaf, which continue to be studied for their health benefits, especially in regards to the risk factors of metabolic syndrome.
Pycnogenol – a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to lower blood glucose levels, LDL and blood pressure.
A 2015 review in Phytotherapy Research reported that Pycnogenol’s “strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, endothelium-dependent vasodilator activity, and also its anti-thrombotic effects make it appropriate for targeting the multifaceted pathophysiology of metabolic syndrome. Clinical studies have shown that it can reduce blood glucose levels in people with diabetes, blood pressure in mild to moderate hypertensive patients and waist circumference; and improve lipid profile, renal and endothelial functions in metabolic syndrome.”
LunaRich – the most bioactive form of the soy peptide lunasin, which has been shown to improve cholesterol lipid profiles, as well as overall cellular health.
Diabetic individuals are prone to unhealthy cholesterol levels that increase their risk of heart attack or stroke. Lunasin has been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol in the blood by increasing the receptors that remove LDL from the blood and reducing LDL production in the liver.
Banaba leaf extract – contains a high percentage of corosolic acid, which supports healthy glucose metabolism.
A 2015 study in Biomed Research International showed that banaba leaf extract reduced lipogenesis (the process where simple sugars are converted to fatty acids so they can later be stored as fat), oxidative stress and inflammatory markers. It also suppressed oxidative injury to the liver in rats that were fed excessive amounts of fructose.
A 2012 review in Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine stated corosolic acid has been shown to decrease blood sugar levels in humans within 60 minutes. Corosolic acid was also found to promote antioxidant activities and to lower lipid levels in the blood. Banaba and corosolic acid benefit many different parts of glucose and lipid metabolism.
A Note from Dr. Carl: Good bye to high blood sugar, high LDL, and extra pounds.
Since the completion of its formulation, we’ve been confident in the potential of GlucAffect to help individuals manage their blood sugar, improve their cholesterol and even lose weight. Studies have shown the effectiveness of the GlucAffect formula as well as each of its individual ingredients.
Most importantly, GlucAffect consumers have reported great — even life-changing — results. When used in combination with a healthy lifestyle, GlucAffect can help you take control of your health too. (And it tastes great!)
To your health,
Dr. Carl W. Hastings
Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer
This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. Reliv products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is essential for optimal health today and prevention of serious health problems tomorrow. Host Tina Van Horn discusses the prevalence of diabetes in modern society, explores the science behind blood sugar management and shares steps you can take right now to take control of your health — such as making GlucAffect® from Reliv part of your daily routine. Plus, you’ll hear inspiring success stories from Reliv consumers.
So we wanted to ask: What goals have you achieved since you first discovered Reliv?
Let us know what specific life goals Reliv has helped you achieve by leaving a comment below. We’ll draw winners from among the responses and send you a Reliv prize!
Ever find yourself thinking one million thoughts at once? You’re not alone. We are constantly trying to multitask and cram too many things into one little day — or even one little moment. Many of us struggle with getting anything done because we can’t focus. Stop the craze! These simple guidelines can help prioritize your thoughts and get you back on track. Continue Reading →
Think Healthy to Be Healthy
A healthy lifestyle isn’t just about working out and eating well. Living healthy and happy starts with a strong, positive mental outlook. Mental and physical health go hand in hand, and many people struggle with their self-concept and self-worth. When people don’t feel good about themselves, they can go to the extremes of eating way too much or not eating at all. A healthy lifestyle is about balance. Continue Reading →