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How Can We Improve The Hallelujah Health Tip?

The very first issue of the Hallelujah Acres Health Tip was dated December 2, 1997,nearly 15 years ago, and was mailed to only a few hundred email addresses, almost entirely in the United States.

Our most recent Health Tip, dated October 9, 2012, was mailed out to nearly 100,000 email addresses around the world. That’s an amazing increase in the number of subscribers in less than two decades.

But why has the Hallelujah Acres Health Tip grown so remarkably? The answer is that it is the only weekly Health Tip in the world addressing healthcare issues written from a Biblical perspective. 

Almost all other healthcare information available today on television and radio, the printed page, and on the Internet uses the dogma of the traditional approach to healthcare: doctors, drugs, surgeries, and other medical modalities. There are just no other viable alternatives being made available to the people, especially God’s people.

As a result, millions of Christians around the world appreciate a website and health tips that proclaims God’s health message. We have been providing this service to the Christian community since Hallelujah Acres had its beginning in 1992.

The first 61 issues of the Hallelujah Health Tip were written by a staff member here at Hallelujah Acres, but beginning with Health Tip #62, I [Rev. George Malkmus] have written all Health Tips.

Fifteen years of previously written Health Tips messages (777 in all) are available in The Hallelujah Acres Health Tip Archives, and almost every one of them contains a feature article proclaiming God’s plan for the proper nourishment of the human physical body.

777 – The Number of Completeness

As I was pondering the significance of last week’s Health Tip issue, I wondered if God was trying to send me a message regarding the Hallelujah Acres Health Tip. The number of last week’s Health Tip (#777) has significance to the Biblical scholar; “7” is the number of completeness. “God rested on the 7th day (Genesis 2:1-3), signifying the completion of God’s creation.

Creation – How Health Tips Are Written

For the past 15 years, having to produce a Health Tip has been constantly on my mind. The pressure has never been off – just as soon as I submitted one Health Tip I was having to produce the next week’s Health Tip.

Each week for the past 716 weeks, I had to come up with a theme for the feature article, then do the research and write the article. Then I write the sub-article, cull testimonies for the mailbag; write the What’s Going on at Hallelujah Acres article, and finally type in the recipe from Rhonda.

The feature article alone contains enough words to equal a chapter in a book. Can you imagine just how large a book would be if it contained 716 chapters? Each week, the feature article takes me 15-20 hours of time and the completed Health Tip 20-30 hours. And these had to be written weekly in addition to traveling across America and to foreign lands to do seminars, along with all the other things that needed to be done.

Makes me tired just thinking about it.

When I began writing these Health Tips, I would arise for the day at 4:00 a.m. and write them in the quiet of the day, before the phone started ringing and before other pressures needing to be dealt with. It was the only time I had to work on them because of my busy schedule.  This worked well for many years, but I was constantly having difficulty getting to bed by 9:00 p.m. in order to get a healthy seven hours of sleep.

A few years ago, instead of getting up at 4:00 a.m. and staying up for the day as I had previously been doing, I started getting up at 3:00 a.m., working on my Health Tip until 6:00 a.m., and then going back to bed for an hour. Then recently I read an article telling of the dangers of not getting a good night’s rest, especially for senior citizens.

According to society, by the way, I crossed the line from being a middle-aged adult to being a senior adult nearly 20 years ago.  I’ll soon be 79, and just a year from my 80th birthday, but many days I feel like a kid.  Had I not been on The Hallelujah Diet, I do not believe I could have handled the workload and the stress.

Where Do We Go From Here

Despite the challenge, I am not going to stop writing and sending out these Hallelujah Acres weekly Health Tips. NO! But I am going to stop getting up at 3:00 a.m. each morning and spending three hours in my study writing.

Feature articles will continue, testimonies will continue, recipes will continue, and sharing what’s going on at Hallelujah Acres will continue. We will, however, be changing the format and cutting back on the number of pages in each weekly issue. My goal is to find a way to write them so I can get an uninterrupted good night’s sleep, the way God intended me to!

I’m Open to Your Suggestions

I would appreciate your thoughts and feedback as to how we might proceed from here.

Do you like current content or do are there some things you don’t care for?

Are there things you would like to see included in upcoming Health Tips that are not included in current ones?  I’m also considering including articles written by others.

What do YOU think?

Comment below to let me know your thoughts concerning future Health Tips!

Comments

  1. Dr Chinwe T. Ezirim October 14, 2012

    Dear Pastor George, it is great wisdom for you to adjust your schedule in order to allow your body get a stretch of good uninterrupted night sleep. It’s amazing that you had been coping well with such a heavy loaded schedule in the past 20years. It sure reminds us of the testimony of Caleb, who at the age of 80years, was still as full of strength and vigor, as he was at 40 .
    About the content of the Health Tips…we suggest you continue to allow the Holy Spirit to lead you into all truth. Many lives have been blessed and built up through your publications. Pity we didn’t get on board, 20years ago when you started. My diet was a catalogue of all the things we should avoid. I ate bread made of white flour ( with bromate ) twice daily with lots of cow milk. I snacked on junk with packaged drinks loaded with sugars, laced with flavourants, colorants and preservatives. Frying foods with vegetable oil was a regular treat. I drank little water all day, never bothered to do any exercise. Endured excess workload at work for years.
    If I knew back then, what I know now,
    I would have been spared the pain and agony of walking through the valley of the shadow of death, through the experience of recurrent cholecystitis, giant multinodular goitre during my
    pregnancy of twin babies, unexplained anaemia in the same pregnancy. About 14months after the twins were born, came the cancer, followed by 2 major surgeries, radiation and all.
    God sent me help through my friend Dr Carol, who introduced me to the Hallelluya Diet.
    I started taking the Barleymax and Carrotmax, 3times daily, and also juice from our local cucumber and carrot. We bought the Greenstar Elite juicer from Havillah shop in Lagos, which made juicing so easy and great. We also got the Elliptical stationary bicycle for 10minutes of exercise early , every morning. Health can’t be complete without exercise. Watching Dr Lorraine Day’s videos (Cancer doesnt scare me anymore, You cant improve on God, Diseases dont just happen ) helped strengthen our faith that God is Able to heal our bodies through the
    proper diet and lifestyle (NEW START A, B.) And so we can’t help but continue to praise God with joy…let the HALLELUYAH never stop ringing !
    Dr Chinwe Ezirim, Uniport, Port Harcourt. Nigeria

  2. I would like to see more recipes that are not in the recipe books for sale since I have many of those already. Maybe ones from readers with ingredients that are readily available and not found only in health food stores or specialty stores. Also, many of us are working moms and need quick recipes for dinner.

  3. I’d suggest recycling all 777 of the tips! Everyone benefits from reinforcement of this excellent information.

  4. Veggielady October 16, 2012

    Bless you, Rev. Malkmus, for your perseverance, inspiration & fortitude. I’ve only been subscribing to your Health Tip about 4 years now, but I’ve loved it all the way.

    In terms of helping you take a break or slow it down, I think it’d be a good idea to include articles written by others. I’m sure the subjects & writers would meet your excellent guidelines & would have to pass your personal inspection as to content, etc.

    Chris below has suggested an excellent idea: recycling the past tips, especially some of the older ones that most people have not read.

    Maybe you could consider not writing such lengthy articles sometimes. I’m sure you get really wound up in your subject matter & it’s hard to cut it short, so-to-speak!

    I must admit that I don’t always look at the recipes. I’m recipe’d out! And, I don’t always read the testimonies either. I think I gloss over these two parts of your Tip because I’m 69 now & still work full-time, so my time at home is so limited in the evenings. After dinner, it’s time to get breakfast & lunch ready for the next day at work, so I need evenings for washing veggies, preparing them, cutting up fruit, etc., cleaning up the kitchen, taking care of any other incidentals & getting to bed by 9:00 PM or so.

    Other than the above, I like your Health Tip as it is. But, it’s okay with me if you turn some of it’s responsibility over to others, if only to give yourself some breathing room.

    God bless you, and I thank you.

  5. Tamiamiot October 16, 2012

    I love the newsletter and everything that is accessible via email and the hacres website! Much thanks to you and your team for all the hard work and long days! You will be rewarded in heaven for the “life” you gave here on earth! It’s obvious from all the testimonies that you have touched a gazillion lives! 🙂 As another commenter said, and I second, “continue to allow the Holy Spirit to lead you into all truth.” And another, “recycle all the tips!” One thing that comes to my mind that you might consider is this. Maybe you could streamline the newsletter. Perhaps just concentrate on one type of thing per week? One week an article or two, either current or from the past, the next week send testimonies, the next all recipes? Or go to a bi-weekly newsletter? I assure you, we will still love it no matter what you do! And there is so much information on hacres.com, we can always go to the website when we need info. So, feel free to “work smarter, not harder,” and always do as the Spirit moves, brother! God’s love and grace to you and yours. Tami 🙂

  6. I’d like to suggest putting the main article and mailbag first and the list of events before the last page. But please don’t ever discontinue it. We need it.
    Judy Skeen, Parkersburg, WV

  7. I love the idea of repeating issues and adding to them any updates of knowledge acquired since first sharing. Vintage HAcres! Follow-ups on testimonies to see if contributors kept up the diet, etc.

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  9. Ehilliker7 October 16, 2012

    Including articles from other authors would be great, and reduce the amount of writing Rev. Malkmus has to do. Also, what about starting over, and using information from Health Tip #1 and onward and combining it with topics of current interest? Even subscribers who have been receiving the Health Tip since week 1 won’t remember what they read in a Health Tip almost 15 years ago! Besides, there are people who are new to the Hallelujah lifestyle all the time, and they have never seen some of that info. So recycle what has already been written. Use exerpts from some of the books Rev. Malkmus has written. I know I haven’t read them all, and I could probably use a refresher of the ones I have read. Hope this helps!

  10. Thank you so much for your amazing dedication to offer your readers such a great newsletter each week! I just wanted to re-iterate that I would be happy with any of the other suggestions already given. Having others write articles, like perhaps from your health ministers, or whoever you think would be qualified. I love all the parts of the current newsletter – recipes, testimonials, articles, etc. I totally agree that you could reuse many of your older newsletters, and not have to come up with new stuff all the time. I will love it whatever you end up doing. Thanks for all you do!

  11. Carolyn Woodman October 16, 2012

    I have enjoyed the Health Tip newsletter over the years and appreciate your hard work in producing it. However, I think you should include articles written by other (approved by HA) because you have earned a good night’s sleep. I like the encouraging stories from people on the HA diet, and how the HA diet has improved their life. I love the recipes.
    Thanks for doing a great job all these years.

    Carolyn Woodman, Petal Woodman

  12. The Health Tip is definitely needed. Covering previous but relevant topics is fine. I started years ago but fell off the wagon and I know there is much information I missed. Perhaps having part 1 and part 2 would allow for shorter articles but still be able to receive the valuable content and wisdom you have to offer.

  13. Sandi Neal October 17, 2012

    Pastor Malkmus.. There are many really good ideas here. I’ll pray that you’ll be totally guided by the Holy Spirit whether to end it or to continue in a less stressful way. I’ve learned a lot from you and from your website and I love the magazine. It was a joy taking your Health Ministers Class in June 2007. I enjoy learning the raw food recipes now, but many of the raw food schools are new age, so it was great to go to a Health Institute that was Christian. Thank you for what you are doing with the Health Message.
    Blessings to you, Rhonda and the HA staff… Sandi Neal, Prescott, AZ

  14. Cassielee October 18, 2012

    Don’t stop. Why not recycle every other tip. Most of us have not keep them and surely do not remember all the information. I sooo enjoy reading and applying what i can from each tip.

  15. All of the info is helpful, but because there is so much that is foundational, you probably could just format the parts that you repeat and use links to them. Concentrate on new news.

  16. Marilyn7renewed October 22, 2012

    Include more baked meals and desserts. We are about 60-65% raw, but my husband prefers baked meals and loves desserts, but not always the raw ones.

  17. Hadassah November 5, 2012

    I am running a little behind but if you are still looking at these comments—I think recycling and using other peoples stories and knowledge are excellent ideas. Do get your rest, Bro. George, and continue to care for the temple that God has so fearfully and wonderfully made. We love and appreciate you!

  18. Hi, I’ve just signed up for the news letter and was requested to check items that I am interested in. You might consider adding one more “check box” “COMMENTS” I’m vegan (going on 5 yrs) I’ve lost 65+ lbs. and no longer a diabetic. I might add that I just celebrated my 76th birthday, still actively pursue hiking, kayaking, bicycling and cross country motor cycling ( planning our 5th trip to Oregon in May ) Diets don’t work, you have to change your life style.

    Happy eating,

    Frank Lovejoy

  19. Marilyn Cook January 8, 2020

    I have kept all of my Back to the Garden magazines and even when they were in pamphlet form and they are a treasure. Reposting all of those tips is a great idea. Truth doesn’t get old.

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