After recovering from Lyme disease and beginning to get some relief from rheumatoid arthritis with help from Kare’s Micronized Purple Rice (MPR), Mary Beth Johnson is making a new career for herself teaching others about this phenomenal product!

“I was so happy to find the Micronized Purple Rice,” beams Mary Beth, 66, a retired Army nurse from upstate New York. “This is something I can freely promote, because I truly believe in it.”

“About five years ago I was bitten by a tick,” Mary Beth says. “Later I came down with an excruciating headache — I felt like my head was going to explode.The doctor gave me an over-the-counter pain reliever and told me to come back in a week if I wasn’t better. A few nights after that, I was so sick I asked my husband John to take me to the ER. I thought I was going to die.”

“They did tests and discovered I had Lyme disease. I was in the hospital for a week, and they gave me powerful narcotic painkillers and other drugs. I was seeing spiders on the wall and water on the floor at one point. That’s how out of it I was from the narcotic drugs. It really scared John.”

“After I got home I was super weak for a long time, and had very little energy,” Mary Beth says. “I got very thin and just didn’t feel good at all.”

The doctors wanted to put her on more drugs after that, but Mary Beth wasn’t having it, she says.

“I asked the doc, have you read the side effects of those drugs? I figured, what are my choices? Take their drugs and get sicker? Or try other things? I know I may sound a bit militant about drugs, but I see what they do, and they don’t actually heal you!”

“I firmly believe the body can heal itself,” Mary Beth says. “You just have to give it the right stuff. I don’t expect miracles overnight. That’s just how natural healing works. I think it’s important for people to know you have to be in this for the long haul.”

About two years after being diagnosed with Lyme, Mary Beth says, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.

“I used to awaken every morning with pain in my right hand,” she explains, “especially in a misshapen joint in my middle finger. It was so painful. I was miserable.”

“I first learned about MPR on Facebook,” Mary Beth says. “I watched Kare’s videos on her website (, and her story really resonated with me. I thought, ‘That’s really phenomenal!’ It shows what the body can do when you give it the right nutrients.”

She started following the Kare’s Purple Rice Eaters Facebook group ( as well.

Mary Beth learned it takes 60 pounds of heirloom purple rice from Thailand to make just one pound of this powerful food.

The most nutritious part of the purple rice grains is extracted and milled so fine that its concentrated nutrients can be absorbed through the cell membrane, where they can fuel the mitochondria (cellular batteries), which then produce ATP, or pure light energy. The cells are then recharged, repaired, and regenerated.

“Thanks to the MPR,” Mary Beth says, “I no longer have discomfort in my previously painful joints, and the lump on my left hand is now half its size! Pain in my left foot and ankle has decreased as well.”

“At week 5 on MPR I noticed that when I get up in the morning my right hand was not as not stiff and sore, and it’s continued to get better.”


“My strategy? I just listen as I talk to people,” Mary Beth says. “Within a few minutes almost everyone mentions some ailment they wish were better. I just ask if they’d like a natural solution. What kind of person would I be if I withheld info that could help?”

Mary Beth went into nursing, she says, because she lost her dad to a heart attack when she was 16.

“I’ve spent my whole life trying to help others. With the MPR, I finally have a tool I feel is worth promoting!”

“My husband and my sister are eating the MPR, and I give it to my dogs, Mendel and Stryker, too. You’d never know they were 10 and 11 — they just run like the wind!”

“I look in the mirror and think, who is that?” Mary Beth smiles. “My skin looks better, and my hair is even getting darker! I still have some wrinkles, but people tell me I don’t look my age. I’ve taken so many supplements in the past, but this powerful food is so different!”

“I’m glad my hair is getting darker, because people can see that. You don’t walk around with your cholesterol results written on your chest, but people can see your hair and your skin every day. I have to be perfectly honest here — that was the hook for me in the beginning. ‘I can have better hair and skin? I’m in! Oh, and my body gets healed too? Wonderful!’ ”

“I’m on it for life, that’s for sure. I just feel like there’s a God up there that has really helped me find the right thing at the right time. I’m pinching myself — I’m so happy! I’ve never seen something that felt so right.”

“Every day I give thanks that I found Kare and MPR. I’m so excited to anticipate what I will feel like and look like in a year!”

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