Some of this I was doing already, but miraculously the scales began to move!!! The first time in years!! Not dramatic, but in a very confident, healthy way. Every time I weighed, it was going down to 1/4-1/2#. I couldn't even believe it. It felt as though my cells were coming alive. I felt "lighter"--not in a pounds sort of way, but a "freer, joyful, airy, kind of way". It was the first time I felt freedom from worry over calories, "what am I doing right or wrong." It felt like someone had opened the prison door. I have followed this way since then, but became more flexible at holiday times--so I lost a little ground, but not a big deal. I lost 15 of the most stubborn pounds I've ever known. I now am doing the 60 day challenge. At the 30 day point, I've lost 5 pounds with a current "stuck" going on for the last two weeks.
I am now 70 years old and have been on The Hallelujah Diet for 12 years. My health continues to improve with each passing year and I now have more energy than I had at age 30. What a privilege to be a part of Hallelujah Acres. Thanks for all you have done, are doing, and will continue to do. I wish you many more years of health.
The nurse practitioner asked him, What is your dietary pattern? He replied, Vegetarian, with no dairy.. She asked, Oh, where do you get your protein and calcium? He confidently replied, From broccoli, almonds, beans, whole grains and lots of bananas! I wish you all could have been there to see the look on her face! Then, I piped in and said, He sure is getting it from somewhere to be growing at this rate, don't you think? She looked so curiously at me and said, Well, yes, it sure seems so. I am sending this out to you all not to brag but to let you know that kids can eat healthfully on the Hallelujah Diet and grow to be big and strong!
I feel it will be very important for Nathan to follow the Hallelujah Acres plan when he starts eating. I felt badly about giving this testimony because when one improves their diet you expect all good testimonies, but I believe Nathan's healthy growth in the womb was because of God's grace and being able to nurture my body with living foods. Maybe this is why he has had none of the health problems Down Syndrome children are so disposed to. I hope when Nathan is five years old that I have an even better testimony to tell about him and his physical and mental development. Thank you for all the work you do to teach people about health.
I also want to share a testimony that recently happened to me. When I went to my eye doctor, because my eyeglasses were giving me a problem, the doctor tested me and told me that my eyesight had greatly improved and he gave me a lesser prescription. He asked me what was the secret to my improved eyesight and I told him it was a result of being on The Hallelujah Acres Diet. I thank God every day for introducing me to The Hallelujah Acres Ministry 5 years ago after being diagnosed with terminal breast cancer.
Every time I see a Christian suffering from sickness, my heart goes out to them, and I want to share with them the truths God has shown me. Thank you, Dr. Malkmus, for the example you have been to so many people. I pray that you will never give up and that the Lord will protect you from Satan's attacks on your ministry. I also want to congratulate you on the purchase of that new land. I will definitely have to come and visit Hallelujah Acres again!
As for myself, I have more energy and no longer worry about the colon cancer my parents had. After seeing all that God has done in our lives, our parents have become very interested in The Hallelujah Diet. So, we bought my parents Rhonda's cookbook and my wife's parents a juicer, and began guiding them through the paces via phone.
We never lost faith that God was on the journey with us. I remember going to church during those early days on the program when pounds were literally rolling off us, and chuckling to myself because I knew how loose my pants were under my jacket! We openly discussed our growing physical and spiritual strength, even as friends and family members questioned our sanity in giving up 'the good things in life.' Each time we were challenged we calmly reminded them that instant gratification from addictive foodstuffs like sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and salt is a poor substitute for long- term health and happiness. Health and nutrition have become integral parts of our personal growth, as opposed to a passing fancy. We share meal planning and cooking responsibilities, and actually enjoy the challenge of eating well.
The improvement in just one week on juices has been remarkable. I have started my seminars as I have an urgency in the spirit to begin to share this information you don't have to be sick with church leaders and the public. I have titled my seminars in Nigeria, after Rev. Malkmus' book, 'God's Way to Ultimate Health'. That book was my second bible when I was suffering with cancer, but now, because of The Hallelujah Diet, I am whole. God bless you. I am proud to be on your team.
I have been medication free for the entire 9-years I have been on the Hallelujah Lifestyle. Before adopting The Hallelujah Diet, I was taking 3200 mgs of ibuprofen daily, and I knew all that poison was going to cause liver problems if I didn't stop its use. Then I heard your tape and made the choice to go cold turkey on The Hallelujah Diet on May 15, 1997. I had my tri-annual physical in January of this year, and my physician told me that she tried very hard to find something wrong, but couldn't, and that she would see me in a few years, and would expect the same results as she found this time. Just thought an update would be good.