Reliv, a Nutritional Supplement That’s Helped Me

In 2012 I almost relapsed (I have Myasthenia Gravis) twice because I got the flu.  However, since doing Reliv (which I started last December), I have not relapsed when I got the flu.  I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, MG, in 2008.  I also use Reliv to treat Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).  This leads me to today’s daily WEGO Prompt: 

Alternative Medicine:  Write about alternative methods and regimens and tell us how you feel about them. What do you support? What is crazy? Have you used any?


nhbmp-logo-300x83Here are some improvements I have experienced since starting Reliv on December 28, 2012:

  1. I started sleeping lying down for the first time in 5 years recently:  For years, I had to sit at a 90° angle in order to sleep.  It’s almost impossible to keep this position for eight hours!
  2. No more CPAP Machine:  As a by-product of the Myasthenia Gravis, I got sleep apnea in 2009.  For four years, I had to sleep with my machine in addition to sitting up like a chair every night.
  3. Stopped using inhaler:  A related by-product of MG is asthma.  I haven’t used it in four months and I hope this continues.
  4. Decreased susceptibility to infections:  Before Reliv I got infections almost every time I got a paper cut in my hands and feet.  I even went to the podiatrist three times.   I got a paper cut yesterday and I do not have an inflamed finger today.  Success!
  5. Decrease in Medications:  Before Reliv I was on twelve medications; I am now on nine meds.  One day I’ll have enough brain cells to memorize other things besides my ten shifts.
  6. Increased Immunity with Flu:  Since starting Reliv, I stopped relapsing when I got the flu.  I’m hoping this trend continues as too many people don’t cover their mouths when they cough and sneeze and we’re in the midst of Cold and Flu Season, that six-month period of the year every patient dreads.

I still have pain and fatigue but I’ve seen more improvement on Reliv than I did when I had a thymectomy (they cut my neck open, removed my thymus which is by my heart, and glued it back together) in 2009.  I have heard many success stories from people on Reliv with MG, lupus, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, PCOS, and even ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  I look forward to more progress on Reliv.

So What Exactly is Reliv?

reliv1I skeptically started Reliv after a friend told me he credited it with surviving cancer and malaria.   Everyone at Reliv meetings was so happy I thought they were in a cult or something.  But later I realized they were just happy because they were no longer in pain.

Lots of people like me plateau on meds and are left with years of pain, infections, and growing fatigue.  Reliv is not medication; and they don’t recommend that people abruptly stop medicines.  Reliv is nutrition at a cellular level; the kind we don’t get in our over processed and genetically modified foods.  You take it as a shake two or three times a day.  Reliv has been used to help victims of coma, cancer patients, autoimmune patients, mental health patients (I take their 24 K when I’m depressed), and others affected by a variety of conditions.  There are even healthy people who take it;  they become like Superman and Wonderwoman on Reliv—more athletic, energetic, and stronger.  Reliv has existed for 25 years; our scientists have twelve patents to their name.  One of them recently discovered epigenetics; our latest product, Lunasin Capsules, decreases pain and changes a person’s genetics so he/she doesn’t pass down hereditary illnesses to their offspring.  It turns off “the bad genes.”  Because of Lunasin, I stopped using my pain meds for PCOS, which I took for six years.

Reliv also provides business opportunities to people whose finances have been depleted by medical expenses.  Distributors get discounts on their products and can introduce them to others in need.  After using Reliv for five months, when I was sure it was worth it, I became a distributor.  (If you’re even mildly curious about Reliv, leave a comment so we can talk.)  I’ve learned that if someone suggests a non-medical solution, it’s worth looking into.  And it might change your life.

Stay tuned!  I’m participating in WEGO’s National Health Blog Post Month.  I’m answering one question every day this month.

–Your Stylist, Jessica Gimeno


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5 thoughts on “Reliv, a Nutritional Supplement That’s Helped Me

  • January 19, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Hi Jessica
    Your story is very encouraging. I am a distributor with reliv and love the results I’ve received. I was doing some research for a friend whose husband has MG. I Would love to share your story and let them know how you are taking Reliv and how often. Please contact me at
    Thank you

  • October 3, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    I’m a Mg patient and diagnosed in 2012. Post thymectomy. Plz tell me which product from reliv..i have to use to get rid of Mg. Thanks in advance. John.

  • July 16, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Hi! i’ve just discovered your blog a few days ago, it is very interesting and full of hope.
    Even though I don’t have impairing chronic diseases, I’m curious about reliv products and i’d like to know more. My health is not so good though, so i think that might help me a little bit.

    take care and keep the good work!

  • March 22, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    My husband has MG ( he’s 58.. Dishonest in 2009.. Except the doctors didn’t read the results) he has a severe crisis in 2012.. Caused by mold ( or the meds for it) so really diagnosed late 2012.. Had thymectomy in 2013. Type 1 diabetic , and bronchiectosis ( bad lungs due to mold ) lots of IVIG Pherisis and high dose steroids.. Finally on Mestinon and Prednisone.. Weak grumpy unable to play 18 holes of golf.. And sweats overnight soaking sheets… Asked Drs for advice … None.. Researched… Read FDA warnings.. And side effects of combining Mestinon and Prednisone ( .. Filter for healthcare professionals .. I printed all 23 pages) asked all his doctors if we could get off Prednisone .. All said NO! I asked more doctors.. Weaned him off SLOWLY.. Over ten days.. Instant difference!! That was 2013.. Hadn’t seen his neuromuscular Dr since early 2014.. We found Mestinon eventually made him droopy too.. It used to work great! Had his antibodies tested 1/2016.. I figured the beast was gone… No! He has all the antibodies still !! He has no signs of MG.. No drugs…No follow ups planned. He has taken Protandim ( not intended to treat cure or mitigate any disease) since 2011.. Has played the best round of golf in his life .. Right after we stopped Prednisone ..5 under par ! He continues to amaze me.. He unloaded ten tons of rock for our back yard last week.. No naps no sweats.. No chocking . .. Happy golfs 6-7 days a week!


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