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I Became My Own Doctor 37 Years Ago – Here Are The Results

My grandparents on mother’s side of the family were farmers who lived in the tiny farming community of Constable, New York just a few miles from the Canadian border. They had no telephone or automobile. Their only means of transportation was their own feet – clad in shoe leather or, more often bare – or a horse-drawn buggy in summer and a sleigh in winter.

They had no electricity, running water, or bathroom. They did have an outhouse. Their only source of refrigeration was their basement. Their only means of heating their home in winter or cooking year-round was a wood stove. Most of their food was what they raised in their gardens and orchards and preserved for winter use.

They didn’t have any health insurance or life insurance, or access to a drug store, and their nearest doctor was a day’s travel by horse and buggy or sleigh on dirt roads to the nearest town. Their only remedies for sickness were natural ones.

Yet, they lived in excellent health into their 80s and died at home of old age.

My Mother Moves To The Big City

Grandma and Grandpa had 12 children, my mother being one of the 12. She was born in 1912 and raised in her parents’ home and grew up eating the same foods and living in the same conditions as her mother and father did.

When my mother graduated from high school, she left the farm. She wanted to be a nurse and so off to school she went to the “big city” (New York City) to attend nursing school.

While in nursing school, my mother also met my dad, a man who had been raised in the big city. In 1933, she graduated as a Registered Nurse (RN) from Mt. Sinai Hospital and married my father. I came into the world a year later.

In the big city, my mother was first introduced to all the manufactured foods that had been absent during her childhood years; she was also introduced to doctors and drugs. She did not foresee the impact these introductions would have on her health or that of my father.

Dad Dies Of A Massive Heart Attack

Unlike my mother, Dad had access to lots of animal source foods and refined sugar all his life, as well as to doctors and drugs. As a result of consuming all the animal fat in Dad’s diet, my father had his first heart attack at age 42. This started him down a life’s road that included numerous heart attacks and strokes, doctor visits, drugs, and hospitalizations.

During the next 23 years of Dad’s life, he was frequently in the doctor’s office and taking drugs daily. Neither the constant use of drugs nor frequent visits to the doctor, nor the numerous hospital stays he endured improved his health.

In fact, it was heartbreaking to watch him deteriorate year by year, until at age 65 he died of a massive heart attack. I was only 8 years old when Dad had his first heart attack and, because of his poor health, never had the privilege of playing ball or doing sports with him.

Mother Dies Following a Cancer Diagnosis

At age 49, my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. When they opened her up they found the cancer had wrapped itself around her colon and they were unable to surgically remove the cancer. Instead, the doctor’s recommended cobalt treatments (radiation) and chemotherapy.

Having great faith in the medical system of which she had become a part as a registered nurse, Mother very willingly submitted her body to these medical treatments. These treatments destroyed her immune system! Every winter, she ended up in the hospital with pneumonia for which she was given massive doses of penicillin, nearly dying during several of these hospitalizations.

For the next 16 years — while she was under the doctor’s constant care, taking massive amounts of drugs, and in and out of the hospital — I watched my mother’s horrible decline until her death at age 65. When my sister and I cleaned out her apartment following her death, we removed three shopping bags of full, partially full, or empty prescription drug containers.

My Sister Dies Following Bout with Cancer

After nearly 10 years of doctoring, my only sibling died of thyroid cancer at age 69. Like our parents before her, she was constantly visiting the doctor and in and out of the hospital for radiation treatments as the cancer spread from one part of her body to another.

Two of her three children, after visiting their mother apparently too soon after radiation treatments, came down with radiation poisoning and thyroid cancer themselves.

Then It Was My Turn

Next, in late 1975, I was told I had colon cancer, the same kind of cancer that had taken my mother’s life following years of treatment.

For as long as I could remember, my mother taught me that when you get sick, you go to the doctor and you do what the doctor says (she was a nurse, after all). But the horrible experience my mother had following her cancer diagnosis, the terrible suffering she endured, and the rapid decline in health that resulted when she followed “doctor’s orders” caused me to reconsider taking the traditional medical approach that she had taught me to pursue.

So, after my cancer diagnosis, I went searching for an alternative way of dealing with my cancer and in that search I remembered an evangelist in Texas by the name of Lester Roloff. Brother Roloff had, for years, been trying to get preachers in particular, and Christians in general, to change what they ate from the SAD diet of the world to the diet God gave Adam in Genesis 1:29…

…and to drink lots of carrot juice.

Brother Roloff Encourages Me to Be My Own Doctor

When I sought Brother Roloff’s counsel, he discouraged me from following the route of drugs and doctors that had failed my mother. Instead, he encouraged me to simply change what I ate and to drink lots of vegetable juices as an alternative way of dealing with cancer.

I heeded Brother Roloff’s advice and, 37 years ago, I made a commitment to change what I was eating. Overnight, I stopped the consumption of all animal source foods including all flesh and dairy, along with all refined sugar and refined grains. In its place, I adopted a 100%, basically raw, plant-based diet.

My New Diet

My diet was based on the diet God gave Adam in the Bible in Genesis 1:29, which included lots of freshly extracted raw vegetable juices. Within weeks of making that diet change, my rectal bleeding had stopped, and within a year my baseball size tumor had disappeared.

All this happened without any doctor’s help, use of drugs, radiation, surgeries, or hospitalizations. As I write this 37 years later, I recently celebrated my 79th birthday in excellent health.

And what have I done these past 37 years in order to mitigate my physical problems, maintain my health, and reach the age of almost 80 in such excellent health? I chose, at the age of 42, to become my own doctor.

My Results

I have been sickness-free for the past 37 years. Shortly after my diet change for my cancer, my debilitating allergies ceased. My immune system strengthened to the point that I haven’t experienced the flu or even a cold or an allergy flare-up in the past 37 years.

My energy increased dramatically and here I am at the age of nearly 80 with more energy than many teenagers have. My mind improved and today it is functioning better than when I was a teen.

But that’s not to say I haven’t had any physical challenges these past 37 years.

My Challenges

In addition to the cancer in 1976, in July 2001, at the age of 67, after returning from a very stressful speaking tour in South Africa where I had delivered seven seminars in six days to an average crowd of 600 in six different South African cities (not to mention being in an airplane for over 57 hours in 10 days), I experienced a hemorrhagic stroke while lecturing at Hallelujah Acres.

After being rushed to the hospital, I was diagnosed as having experienced a ruptured blood vessel in the brain. The doctors wanted to begin intravenous drugs and airlift me to Charlotte for cauterization of the bleed. But my dear wife Rhonda, knowing that I hadn’t had a drug in my body in 25 years, was afraid the drugs would kill me, so she refused all medical treatments.

The doctors were enraged, told Rhonda that without medical treatment I would be dead in 24 hours, and ordered me out of the hospital. I was taken to my home by ambulance, lifted by stretcher onto my bed, and Rhonda had to sign a slip stating that I was still alive when they had delivered me to my home.

After the stroke, rather than letting the medical doctors attempt to restore my health at the hospital through the use of drugs and surgery, Rhonda became my doctor.

She had learned through the years of living with me that I considered raw vegetable juices to be the primary ingredient in restoring a sick and suffering body to wellness in most instances.  And that is exactly what Rhonda proceeded to provide to me every waking hour – a fresh glass of vegetable juice or a serving of barley juice powder.

By the next day, my mind began to return. Within a week, Rhonda took me to a neurologist who examined my hospital records, talked to me, asked some questions and stated, “You are a miracle.”

The neurologist went on to share that approximately half of all those who experience a hemorrhagic stroke die, while the other half are usually left with lingering physical or mental limitations. Yet here I was just a week after the stroke with no lingering physical or mental limitations, nor do I have any to this day, nearly 12 years later.

Around 2008, at the age of 74, I was on the top of a six-foot ladder leaning against the side of our log cabin. I was on my tiptoes trying to reach a spot that needed staining when the ladder suddenly slid out from under me. The distance from where my head was when the fall began to where I landed on my left eye on a railroad tie was 16 feet.

My left eye almost immediately became swollen and closed tightly, but not a bone was broken. I had no pain, nor did I seek medical help. I knew that the only thing a doctor could do for me was to reattach my retina if I indeed had a detached retina, but if I had experienced a concussion there was nothing a doctor could do to help but observe me.

So , I once again chose to be my own doctor. Immediately, Rhonda started me on The Hallelujah Recovery Diet and I began taking five Serrapeptase (a natural anti-inflammatory enzyme available at Hallelujah Acres) every hour to help control inflammation.

We went to church that Wednesday evening and the people at church saw my condition. By Sunday there was little evidence I had experienced a fall. Today, five years later, the only evidence of that event is a little scrambling of the skin in my eyebrow area and a loss of some eyebrow — but these are not things that a doctor or drugs could have prevented.

Mother Was My Doctor

Though mother was a nurse and both she and my father did go frequently to medical doctors for their health problems, Mother did not take me to the doctor as a child — Mother was my doctor through all the childhood diseases I experienced, including mumps, measles, chicken pox, colds, sore throats, flu, fevers, bumps, bruises, etc.

Though a nurse trained in allopathic medicine, she nursed me back to health each time and without the use of drugs or doctors.

3 Reasons I Don’t Carry Health Insurance

In 1976, after watching my body heal itself of colon cancer through a simple diet and lifestyle change, I realized that I could maintain my health and prevent future sickness by

  1. Becoming my own doctor
  2. Feeding my body correctly with the foods God told us to eat for proper nourishment in Genesis 1:29
  3. Exercising daily

I figured that if I could maintain wellness through a correct diet and lifestyle, I did not need to spend all that money for so-called “health insurance.” Health insurance couldn’t prevent me from getting sick; it only paid for the drugs and doctors and hospital bills that would arise if I got sick as a result of not nourishing my body properly and failed to exercise on a regular basis.

Now I realize that no matter how well a person nourishes and exercised their body that would not prevent the potential for accident. Thus, I do encourage a good accident policy (which is difficult to find).

As a  side note: this past week, I tripped while Rhonda and I were out power walking and fell hard on the cement sidewalk. I experienced no pain or swelling, and broke no bones. In fact, I quickly jumped to my feet, dusted myself off, and we completed our two-mile walk that afternoon, and then another two-mile walk that evening.

This is remarkable when you consider my age of 79!

Being my own doctor for nearly four decades has not only proven to be great for my health, but also for my pocketbook. By not carrying health insurance I have saved more than $150,000 in insurance premiums. In addition, by not carrying Medicare Part “B” I saved an additional $1,000-plus annually, and I saved even more by not carrying a Medicare supplement.

Have you ever considered becoming your own doctor? 

The choice is yours… with God and the Bible as your teachers.

Next week, the good Lord willing and if the creeks don’t rise too high, we will share how you can personally become your own doctor. Trust you will join us and that you will share these Health Tips with friends and loved ones.



  1. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Bless God!

  2. mrs G. March 6, 2013

    this is truly inspiring!. wow! at the age of 79 and you fell and broke no bones.

  3. Amazing indeed! Glory to God! God bless you with more years of good health and wisdom! You are a blessing! Thank you!

  4. monika March 6, 2013

    Jesus was/is your great physician and you followed His advice and that was great! Praise the Lord Jesus!

  5. Vickie March 6, 2013

    I have read your testimony numberous times and I am still amazed! Truly a miracle!!!

  6. Rev. Felicity Corbin Wheeler March 6, 2013

    How BLESSED I am to have met you and become one of your Health Ministers, George. At 72, and healed from pancreatic cancer ten years ago, I am now in Jerusalem spreading the good news of the Genesis 1:29 and 30 with 150 Revelation Christian satellite TV viewers, many of whom are now starting to get well and stay well this way. Howard and Lesley Conder, the founders are really taking this on board and thousands of viewers have registered on my website, Revelation tv is reaching millions and is seen in USA on the Roku box Every day I thank God for you and my time at Hallelujah Acres.

  7. Ettezal March 6, 2013

    Pastor George I am so encouraged after reading about you being your own doctor. My mother died @ 67 with diabetes, congestive heart failure, hyper tension and what caused her final demise was
    Emphysemapous Pyelonephrits. I am starting today on a raw vegetable life.If I don’t my life will be lived short and full of pain some of which I am experiencing right know. Thank you for saving my life!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. What about Acts 10:9-16? And the Jerusalem council instructions in Acts 15? I’m glad the diet you follow is effective for you (and it might be the best one out there)- but I wouldn’t be quite as dogmatic with the assertion that Genesis 1:29 is the only place God gave instructions about what to eat.
    The information about much of the medical profession today and the drugs prescribed to your family is very helpful and useful. I agree that most doctors never met a pill they didn’t like and often the treatments used are worse than the medical problem.

    • response March 6, 2013

      Brian , you need to re-read Acts 10:9-28 more carefully! This portion of Scripture has absolutely nothing to do with what we should eat. God gave us very clear instructions concerning what we should eat to properly nourish our bodies in Genesis 1:29.

      Here in Acts 10 God wasn’t trying to get us to consume the flesh of unclean animals which he had condemned in Leviticus, but rather was trying to get Peter a Jew to take the Gospel message to Cornelius a Gentile. That sheet filled with unclean animals was part of God’s effort to get Peter to take the Gospel to the gentiles. After lowering the sheet of unclean animals, God told Peter to “Rise. up and eat.” Now notice Peters response: “Not so, Lord, for I have never eaten anything that was common or unclean”, and God responded “What God hath cleansed, that call not though common.”

      Note what the Scripture says next: “Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision (meant) behold the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enjuiry for Simon’s house and stood before the gate.- While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them”

      Now notice Acts 10:28: “And {Peter} said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath showed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.”

      Peter was a Jew who considered gentiles unclean dogs. In this portion of Scripture God used the condemnation of unclean animals of the old testament to convince Peter to no longer consider gentiles “unclean” but rather to convince Peter that God wanted Peter to take the Gospel message to those he had previously considedred “unclean”.

      I am so glad God used Peter to take the Gospel message to those “unclean” Gentiles, because I was once one of them, who because of Peter’s obedience of taking the Gospel to those unclean gentiles, 55-years ago I was given opportunity, because of Christ’s sacrifice, allowed to become a part of the family of God! Today, because of Christ’s sacrifice and my acceptance of that sacrifice, I am a Child of the King. Hallelujah!

  9. As an avid follower and partaker of the Hallelujah Diet and Lifestyle for many years, I have to say, what an incredible, and inspiring life story. Thank you George Malkmus!! I wish you many more awesome years with us!! It still just amazes me the volume of people that are simply not interested in this better life. Even with all the evidence, and testimony, and proof, right before their very eyes, they still choose death. As for me, I choose Life!! Praise The Lord!!

  10. Congratulations George and thank you so much for the inspiration and leadership of leading us all to God’s word as it pertains to our health! Keep it up, you are ministering to millions and we are working on everyone else!

  11. George, I love your story. My husband and I have been juicing every day, and eating salads. We are working on changing to the diet that you have recommended. We both want to be vibrant and active when we are in our 70s and beyond. That is what God intended for us. Thank you for the inspiration!

  12. Menyoun March 6, 2013

    Dear Pastor George…I too have read your story before..what a testimony. Today we will find out if my husband has lung cancer. We are praying for a miracle that he does not. We have done a lot of praying and reading..after reading what Chemo is actually made from and what the side effects are…praise the Lord, my husband will not be doing that. I also watched my mother go through radiation and is horrible and barbaric…I can’t believe it is even legal. God bless you for what you do and share. Menyoun

  13. Stevie T. March 9, 2013

    Thanks so much for your wonderful article. I have read your story/testimony many times and its nice to get some of the extra details each time…..this one in particular.
    As my wife and I ponder signing up for Medicare, Kaiser Senior Advantage in our case, you provide much food for thought.

  14. Do you know where to find accident insurance policies?

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