In order to understand how to obtain and maintain wellness, we must first understand how God made us, how God designed our bodies to function, and what foods God created our bodies to be nourished with so they could function optimally, as God designed.
From previous Health Tips we have learned that the foods God intended man to consume so that the body could function optimally and maintain wellness are clearly articulated in Genesis 1:29:
"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb (vegetable) bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed: to you it shall be for food."
In the beginning God created everything on this earth in perfection, including his human creations, Adam and Eve. Concerning all that God had created, the Bible evaluates it this way:
"And God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good."
~ Genesis 1:31
After God had created Adam and Eve He placed them in a garden where He not only told them to be "fruitful and multiply" (Genesis 1:28), but also gave them a diet designed to sustain the physical body He had given each of them. (Genesis 1:29). For instance you will not find animal flesh, refined sugars or grains, or manufactured foods in God's Original Genesis 1:29 diet.
On "God's Original Diet" (Genesis 1:29), man lived to an average of 912 years, (average age of patriarchs prior to the flood,) without a single recorded instance of sickness.
As time passed after the flood, man began wandering from God's Original Diet concerning proper nourishment of their physical bodies — and the result of this wandering was sickness.
Today, man has wandered ever further from what God designed man to consume for food, and sickness has become an ever greater part of man's existence. If we are going to stop this terrible downward trend, we must do whatever is necessary to restore our bodies to wellness.
Current Generation: Sickest In History
Did you know that every 36 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer here in America? While an ever-increasing number of people are being afflicted with heart attacks, strokes, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and a host of other degenerative diseases?
And we can't forget the ever increasing cost of healthcare, which is bankrupting our nation.
Heart attacks, strokes, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, etc., are not the problem in themselves, but merely symptoms of the problem. The problem is that we are putting into our bodies, substances (poisons) God never designed these bodies to ever have to contend with — THAT is what is creating these problems!
Then we further exacerbate the problem by trying to treat the resulting symptoms with toxins (drugs), burning radiation, and needless surgeries, rather than dealing with the cause of the physical problem.
Back To Basics
Any successful approach to health must first deal with the cause of the problems rather than merely with the symptoms. Yet, addressing symptoms is all the medical community has been doing for the past 100+ years – and where has that approach gotten us health-wise?
If we want to reverse this trend — and reverse the physical problems we are experiencing —we must get back to the basics; back to God's original plan for the nourishment of these bodies, and back to an understanding of how God made us, how God intended us to be nourished, and how God designed our bodies to function.
Today, when a physical problem manifests, we have been programmed to believe that the problem is the result of some virus, germ, bacteria, or some inherited genetic weakness that has caused the physical breakdown.
In most instances, nothing could be further from the truth!
Such teachings are designed by those who profit from sickness to prevent us from seeking the true cause of disease – our own transgressions of God's natural law regarding how we should nourish the human body!
The truth is that almost every physical problem we experience (other than accidents of course), is caused by violating those natural laws established by God at creation for our health and well being.
God did not design us to ever become sick!
When we get sick, rather than seeking the cause of our physical breakdown, we have been programmed to treat the symptom of the disease with a poisonous drug, burning radiation, or removal of the offending body part through surgery.
But these modalities never have healed anyone of anything; rather, they complicate the problem and in many instances exacerbate the problem by creating new problems. For proof, just look at the side-effects these drugs can have.
There Are No Cures
If we desire to obtain and maintain wellness, we must understand — and I can't emphasize this strongly enough — there are NO medical cures!
"But Rev. Malkmus," people say to me, "If there are no cures, how is it possible to restore health?"
My answer is always the same: there is only one way to properly restore our bodies to wellness and that way is through a diet and lifestyle change that is in keeping with God's instructions found in the Bible in Genesis 1:29 – God's Original Diet.
If we are going to restore the body to wellness, we must realize that drugs are incapable of curing anyone of anything! Chemotherapy does not cure! Radiation does not cure! Surgeries do not cure! Furthermore, vitamins do not cure and herbs do not cure!
The only way to restore the body to wellness is by first eliminating what caused the physical problem.
After we have removed the cause of the problem, if we want to obtain wellness, the next step is to provide that body with the building materials (nutrients) the body needs so that it can rebuild its own built-in healing mechanism, the immune system. God's Original Diet is where you will find the building materials necessary to accomplish this.
Only then will the self-healing programmed into each one of us (by God) be able to perform the healing task God gave it power to carry out. Almost daily, someone by email, phone or in person shares with me the incredible improvements they have experienced in their own bodies after they have applied these self-healing principles.
Just recently, a woman in our church who had suffered with painful arthritis for many years, had been on the strongest drugs the doctor could prescribe — without relief — shared that when she changed to a plant-based diet, she was pain-free for the first time in many years. HALLELUJAH!
Self-Healing Is Built-In
Just as a cut on the surface of the skin or a broken bone will heal itself before our very eyes, the rest of our body is also designed to heal itself. This self-healing will occur when we stop consuming the toxic substances that caused the problem, and then provide our body with the plant-based nutrients necessary to initiate internal healing.
We also need to start exercising the body on a daily basis! A couch potato lifestyle is not conductive to self-healing.
The body's ability to self-heal was programmed into our genetic coding by God at creation. Those who have made the change to a natural diet and lifestyle have experienced that God's original plan of self-healing works better than all the prescription drugs, chemotherapies, and surgeries that modern medical science has to offer.
The most important factors for self-healing are:
- Pure air
- Pure water
- Sufficient rest
- Vigorous daily exercise
- A positive mental attitude
- Internal and external cleanliness
- Eating only the foods we were designed by God to be properly nourished with.
Sadly, today when faced with sickness, rather than helping the body to restore itself to wellness by eliminating those things in our diet and lifestyle that created the problem, modern medicine seeks to aggressively attack the symptom with more toxins (drugs) that only exacerbate the already existing problem, often creating new problems.
God provides 4 of the 8 factors necessary for self-healing:
- Fresh air (oxygen, "the breath of life")
- Pure water (necessary to hydrate the body)
- Sunlight (provides sun energy and vitamin D)
- Natural food (raw fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts – to provide vitamins, minerals, enzymes, anti-oxidants, and so much more.)
As long as these basic needs are met, the body is self-sufficient, self-healing, and will function as God designed. But when we deviate from these basic biological needs, the body becomes clogged with toxins, energy is depleted, physical problems manifest, life is shortened, and death is hastened.
The Way We Deal With Sickness Is Barbaric
The way we deal with sickness today is barbaric and produces horrible consequences. Not a day goes by that I do not receive emails and/or phone calls from people relating heart-wrenching stories of how allopathic medicine has not only failed to take away their physical problems but actually aggravated them.
In closing, I share just a few of the many emails I've received. As you read them, please note the physical problems they are dealing with and the frustrations they experienced as they pursued healing by going the medical route:
"Rev. Malkmus, I am wondering how to begin the Hallelujah Diet. My 27-year-old daughter's stomach is so sensitive. She was diagnosed with lupus at age 18. At age 20 she developed shingles on her lower back and down her legs. She was hurting so bad she became almost unable to walk. After being diagnosed with neuropathy, she lost her ability to walk."
"She has been on so many medications for pain which she is still on. Last month she had to have her left index finger amputated along with tips of her middle and ring finger. This produced ever more pain and of course the doctors prescribed more pain pills. Now her hair is falling out and all she wants to do is sleep. Rev. Malkmus, I know you are not a doctor but I am hoping you can help me start introducing my daughter to the Hallelujah Diet so that I can help her get her life back. Please help! I am so tired of doctors and their pills."
"My husband was diagnosed with kidney and bladder cancer in October. His right kidney and the bladder tumor were surgically removed. The doctors told us he would have to have follow-up scans every few months. Then he developed back pain about two weeks ago and thought he had pulled a muscle. He went to the doctor for help with that problem and a CT scan that same afternoon revealed several nodules on both his lungs and one on his spine. The doctors think the kidney cancer has spread to these other places. A lung biopsy is scheduled, and then we are to meet with an oncologist who will offer us treatment options. Our pastor told us about you, Dr. Malkmus, and your website and ministry. Can you give us some guidance? Can you offer us any hope? Can you help us? My husband is only 61-years-old."
What Will It Take?
How much sicker does this generation have to get before we begin to realize that this world does not have the answers to our physical problems – but God does! We have tried the world's way of trying to obtain and maintain wellness for long enough!
Next week, the good Lord willing and if the creeks don't rise too high we will return with another exciting issue of the Hallelujah Health Tip. Trust you will join us and that you will share these Health Tips with friends and loved ones.