Our Reliv Journey
Hi, we are John and Nathalie Curtin, Independent Reliv Distributors and live in Nevada. We have been blessed with 4 wonderful children and 9 grandkids. I have a background in IT management and Nathalie in banking.
We have a passion for helping others and started this blog so that we can help educate others on what great nutrition and exercise can do for your health. And to share cutting-edge nutrition that Reliv International has to offer. Today, many of us don’t eat right and even if we try to, many of the foods today don’t have the same amount of nutrients as they did years ago. Because of that and along with our sedentary lifestyles we are in a global health crisis.
We were searching for lifestyle freedom and believe we have found it with a company called Reliv International. Our journey with Reliv began in 2004 in the Atlanta, GA area. I was an IT Director and my wife Nathalie worked as a Bank Manager. Both of us were frustrated with our corporate careers and wanted to take control of our lives. We have four children and quality family time was tough to come by, particularly for me working 60-70 hours per week plus travel.
We began looking for an opportunity that would allow us to work it around our family, have the lifestyle we wanted and build something for our retirement. A traditional business with all the overhead, risk, and time commitment just wasn’t going to cut it. Nathalie heard about Reliv on a Christian radio station while driving home after a frustrating day at work. She was intrigued by the stories and scheduled an in-home presentation. She didn’t tell me until the day of the appointment, knowing I was a skeptic of network marketing. Well, after the presentation I was very impressed with the lucrative compensation plan, the one-year 100% money-back guarantee in the business, and the amazing health and business stories I heard. And with one form of income, residual income, you had the ability to build a distribution network that will allow us to leave the business to our children and grandchildren because this business is willable.
So I did my due diligence over the coming days and found a company with integrity, with management being involved since day one and quality products manufactured in near pharmaceutical grade many of them carrying patents and some with clinical studies. You know, neither one of us are salespeople, but because of the 100% buyback in the first year, we figured we had nothing to lose. So even before trying the products, we decided to come in at the highest profit level because we wanted to make the most amount of money for our effort. Reliv has a support system in place that helps you learn as you earn income and we plugged into all seven elements of the system. One of many things that makes Reliv unique is that all lines work together. So even if there are no financial ties, others are there to support you – amazing!
Initially, we started sharing part-time with family and friends, working the business into the cracks of our lives and after a few months recouped our initial investment. We were averaging around $700 per month profit and then attended a conference in San Francisco and were blown away with the quality of people we met and the heart they have for helping others. Truly that is what this business is all about. We heard some amazing health and business stories that continued to build our wall-of-belief and also we were having results within our own family.
During our journey with Reliv we continue to get great results with the products. Nathalie has suffered most of her life with allergies and sinus infections. Within the first week, she had more energy and after a couple of months on the products, her sinuses and allergies were greatly improved along with her complexion. A few years ago she suffered a digestive issue and after taking some additional product the doctor was amazed at her recovery and she hasn’t had any symptoms since.
For me, I have seen weight loss results and I have been able to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. I have always been healthy, eating right and working out, then in December 2009, I was diagnosed with Stage IV Squamous Cell Tongue Cancer. As you might imagine I was shocked at the diagnosis as I never smoked nor chewed tobacco and the doctors couldn’t give me a good answer as to what the cause might be.
I did a massive amount of research and decided to undergo treatments that included chemotherapy and radiation. In addition, I changed my diet and upped my intake of the Reliv nutritional shakes to help further strengthen my immune system because chemotherapy is not selective and completely destroys your immune system. During the treatments, I continued to take my nutritional supplements. Because the radiation would make it very difficult to eat solid foods, I had a feeding tube installed in March 2010. The radiation also destroys your taste buds and saliva glands which I was told I would have difficulty swallowing due to dry mouth for years and food would never taste the same.
The treatments began in January 2010 and ended in late May 2010. During the treatments, I did really well. I had more energy than others going through the treatment. I was able to stay strong and after my treatments, I was able to recover quickly. In early August 2010, I was able to have my feeding tube removed and get back to the gym. I only have a minimal amount of dryness in my throat and my taste buds are back to about 95% of what they use to be. My doctors and nurses are amazed at my progress and I feel great! I have maintained good health…praise God and this great Reliv nutrition.
We continued to work the business and love helping others get amazing health results and financial benefits. During this time the stress at my job continued to increase and the 1 ½ hour commute one way didn’t help. When I got home, the kids knew not to talk with dad until he had a good hour to decompress from the day. I approached Nathalie about quitting my job and doing Reliv full time. We prayed about it for a number of weeks and finally made the decision and I walked away from a very stressful career in IT to be a full-time husband, dad, and now full-time grandfather.
I am truly grateful that this business has allowed me the freedom to spend more time with the kids and to travel around the country to be with family because we can take this business anywhere. We have found the rewards of Reliv to be many with a chance to be part of something bigger than ourselves and what we call “paychecks of the heart”. We love giving people hope again and we’ll never stop sharing the wonderful blessings this company has to offer.
The statements contained in this material have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The personal testimonials shared reflect individual experiences of Independent Reliv Distributors and are not necessarily typical of the results you may obtain. Reliv products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.