How Reliv Helped Me Launch My First MLM Business

By Reliv Director Elizabeth Hill

As I walked across the stage and received my diploma, I had never been more uncertain about my future career. I had spent hundreds of hours working toward my music degree, rehearsing, and preparing for a career that I couldn’t find. Every music job posting that I found online required 3-5 years of experience, moving across the country, or was simply uninteresting. Since I was getting married a few months after graduating, I knew that moving really wasn’t an option, and I wanted a job that would allow me to be a more present wife and, eventually, mother. 

Searching For The Answer

A few weeks after graduation and I was at my wit’s end. I was praying for an answer when my mother-in-law sent me an ad that had been posted by a Reliv Distributor. The Distributor and I set up a time to meet and after hearing her story and how Reliv had started, I knew I was being presented with an incredible opportunity. I had looked into epigenetics years before and was shocked to discover that Reliv had released the very first epigenetic supplement: Lunasin. After years of battling all ten symptoms of PMS, along with heartburn and back discomfort, I knew that a company that had such amazing scientific achievements had to be able to help me. Best of all, Reliv offers amazing support to new Distributors with online training, marketing tools and a 100% buyback and money-back guarantee. We felt confident in our decision to join, and haven’t looked back.

A Perfect Match

My husband and I worked our way up to the highest profit level, and admittedly took a break from the business. Fast forward six months later, and I had quit my job to give my Reliv business more attention. Within the first few months of starting the products, I experienced improvements in my menstrual cycle. Also, I was able to eat anything I wanted with no indigestion, and my back discomfort was much improved.

What It Takes

I knew it would take three things to build a Reliv business: consistency, a love of our incredible products, and most importantly, a heart that truly cares about other people’s well-being. Because of this, I’ve been able to supplement our income ranging up to $500 a month, and we’ve already earned bonuses along the way.* Shortly after the release of our new RLV Hemp Extract product line, we had our first business partner join us, and we are so excited about how many lives he is going to impact with our amazing products and opportunity. We continue to add new people and are excited to see our business grow.

Meeting My Goals

I’m doing this business not simply because it gives me the ability to stay home and be a devoted wife, but also because I have always had a deep desire to help people overcome the challenges that they face. Because of my Reliv business, I get to wake up every day and ask myself, “Who do I know that needs help with their health?” and “Who do I know that needs help with their financial situation?” Reliv allows me to become the person that I have always wanted to be. 

*View our Distributor income disclosure.

 

 

 

How Women’s Nutritional Needs Change

By Director of Product Development & Fit3 Trainer Tina Van Horn

There are so many quotes and social media tags promoting strong women, but the truth is, it takes a lot more than just a hashtag and a motivational quote for women to be authentic #bossbabes. I will be the first to admit that my strength has been built on the support of a tribe of amazing women that never let me give up on myself.

Taking On Roles

Not only does it take a great community to nourish your spirit, but also it takes intentional nutrition to fuel your girl power and help you meet the daily demands of being a mom, daughter, wife, friend, aunt, sister, student, athlete, caregiver, entrepreneur—Wonder Woman.

Wakeup Call

The funny thing is that while we are so busy wearing all of those hats and our own birthdays come and go without much fanfare, we often don’t realize how much our own nutrition needs change with age. We wake up one day, say around age 40, and realize that not only do we need to update our wardrobe but also it may be time to reevaluate some of our lifestyle habits.

Steady Change

It’s pretty obvious that our outward appearance changes with age, so we give up crop tops and skinny jeans. But, you may not be aware of the subtle changes that are happening on the inside. Hello hormones, right? Those sneaky little chemicals are responsible for the obvious and not-so-obvious changes that come without any warning. Lower levels of estrogen obviously affect reproductive health, but they also raise your risk for chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

If that wasn’t enough, it goes to work slowing down our metabolism. Combine that with the age-related loss of lean muscle mass because of waning testosterone levels (yes, ladies, we have testosterone, too) and you have the perfect storm for weight gain, especially around your belly. Women lose about half a pound of lean muscle per year starting around the age of 40.  And for the guys who are following along here, you don’t fare much better. Most men will lose about 30% of their muscle mass during their lifetime.

Choose Wisely

Pardon me while I step up on my soapbox and repeat myself very loudly! We naturally lose lean muscle mass as we age. That not only impacts our metabolism but also has a profound effect on our physical strength. You have two choices here: 

  1. Ignore and deny the changes, accepting the decline leading to weight gain and loss of functional abilities.
  2. Channel your inner boss and make the nutrition and lifestyle changes you need to stay strong, no matter how many birthdays you have celebrated.

Maintaining and building lean muscle absolutely requires attention to your diet. But that doesn’t mean you have to do anything absurd. Successful aging is still about following those basic diet principles that apply to any age and that are promoted through the Fit3 program:

  • Choose a variety of vegetables, including dark green, red and orange, beans and peas, starchy and non-starchy.
  • Eat a variety of fruits.
  • Include grains in your daily diet. Half of your grains should be whole grains.
  • Reduce added sugars and avoid saturated fats.
  • Have protein at every meal/snack. Healthy protein includes lean meat (chicken), seafood, eggs, beans and peas, nuts, seeds, and soy products.
  • Use healthy fats, such as olive oil, avocados, and nuts.
  • Supplement daily with a quality core nutrition product to cover nutrient gaps.

Supplemental Material

Since our need for specific nutrients change as we go through different life stages, additional supplementation with targeted solutions is recommended to meet the unique needs for each individual and/or stage of life. During the teen years, girls need more calcium and vitamin D to build strong bones and support growth. Protein, iron, calcium and folic acid are critical for young women. Calcium, iron, B-vitamins and vitamin D are key to good health, stress relief and energy levels in women prior to menopause. After menopause protein, vitamin D, calcium, fiber and anti-oxidants combat age-related physical and cognitive decline.

Nutrition At Every Stage

Reliv’s core nutrition products in combination with the targeted solution formulas allow you to create a customized nutrition program to meet your unique needs during each stage of life, whether you are worried about pimples or wrinkles. Just remember that your daily regimen is likely to change along with your age. So even though 50 is the new 30, the regimen that worked for you when you were 30 might need some refreshing if you are approaching a different decade!

 

 

 

 

 

 

It Feels Good to Be a Woman: Liza Hernandez Johnston

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Name: Liza Hernandez Johnston

Home: Rapid City, SD

Gigs: Mother of blended family of nine, kettle corn business, Reliv

Reliv Regimen: Reliv Classic®, FibRestore, Innergize!, Slimplicity®, GlucAffect®, LunaRich X

Enough is Enough: I suffered from terrible PMS symptoms for more than 20 years — debilitating cramps and terrible headaches every month. I even had an iron deficiency. None of the products I tried gave me any relief.

Chance Meeting: I was shopping one day and mentioned to someone that I had a headache. She started asking questions, and I told her about my health problems. Lucky for me she was a Reliv Distributor.

Sweet Relief: That was seven years ago. Today my iron levels are back up, and PMS and headaches are no longer issues. I feel great! Now I’m introducing other women like me to Reliv and thrilled to see them get results, too.

Find Your Balance: New SoySentials Video Is Here!

Reliv’s latest product video is here – right in time for Mother’s Day!
“Find Your Balance” lets you see how SoySentials® is helping women everywhere take control of their health and get the most out of every day. Real-life success stories plus commentary from Dr. Carl Hastings and Dr. Alfredo Galvez give you a new way to understand and share this breakthrough formula for women. View the video and spread the word!

About SoySentials:
SoySentials’ unique blend of soy protein, potent antioxidants, probiotics and herbs gives you an unparalleled nutritional approach to women’s health. The formula is powered by Reliv’s exclusive LunaRich® soy powder, developed by leading scientists to maximize lunasin levels and soy’s documented health benefits. Ingredients work together to promote bone health, support the immune system and ease the symptoms of menopause and PMS to keep you performing at your peak.

Celebrate Healthy Women with SoySentials

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Many women spend their time caring for others while balancing education and career demands. With increasingly busy schedules, the concerns women have about their own health can fall by the wayside. May, Women’s Health Care month, is a great time for women to take stock of health goals, risk factors, family history and nutritional intake. This month, take time to evaluate all the ways you can experience the best that life has to offer by taking excellent care of your health. Continue reading “Celebrate Healthy Women with SoySentials”

Soy Much Better: SoySentials

The 10 grams of soy found in each scoop of SoySentials® gives you more than just a healthy serving of plant-based protein. Research shows the phytoestrogens found in soy can perform the same functions of estrogen, without the negative side effects. Phytoestrogens can help alleviate menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats and brain fog, while working synergistically with calcium for healthy bones. Continue reading “Soy Much Better: SoySentials”

The Soy Solution for Better Womens Health

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For years, studies have demonstrated the connection between soy and the easing of menopause symptoms, particularly hot flashes. But a recent analysis of 19 studies provides an even clearer picture of just what soy isoflavones can do. Continue reading “The Soy Solution for Better Womens Health”

My Story: Priscilla Smith

No More Naps!

Daily naps were the only way Priscilla Smith of Alpharetta, Georgia, could deal with constantly feeling tired. “I just felt so zapped all the time, especially in the afternoons,” says Priscilla, who also found herself retreating to her bed once a month with symptoms of severe PMS, which included migraines, constipation, nausea, backaches and cramps. Continue reading “My Story: Priscilla Smith”

My Story: Rich and Tina Nolin

Reliv Earns ‘Top Honors’ With High Schooler

Rich Nolin and his wife, Tina, of Hudson, Massachusetts, were thrilled with their Reliv results. Rich experienced relief for acid reflux and Tina had positive results with SoySentials® dietary supplement for women. But the story they enjoy telling most has a different main character: their son, Zackery. Continue reading “My Story: Rich and Tina Nolin”