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The Hallelujah Recovery Diet Explained

The Hallelujah Recovery Diet is a diet designed especially for those who need more aggressive nutritional support of the immune system than the basic Hallelujah Diet provides. The Recovery Diet is designed especially for those dealing with life-threatening physical problems such as cancer.

The basic diet provides the nutrients necessary to maintain a strong immune system or improve a sluggish immune system, while The Recovery Diet provides the immune system with maximum support for its rapid rebuilding so that the body will have the ability to aggressively seek out and destroy cancer cells.

In last week’s Health Tip, we shared that, in order to understand how The Recovery Diet works, we need to understand what happens at the cellular level when we provide the immune system with the nutrients necessary to rebuild, so that its self-healing potential can be best realized.

Do Thyself No Harm

If a person is dealing with, or has a friend or loved one who is dealing with a life-threatening situation such as cancer, I would strongly urge them to read last week’s Health Tip in its entirety in order to understand how various modalities affect the cells of their body at the cellular level either positively or negatively.

To understand what is happening at the cellular level of the body is imperative no matter what modalities a person chooses in dealing with any physical breakdown, but especially when dealing with cancer.

Knowledge is power and knowledge places a person in much greater control of their situation. Too often, a person dealing with cancer feels totally out of control when diagnosed; by turning their body over to the control of a doctor or doctors, they lose control and just do what the doctors say — not knowing the ramifications.

Final decisions should always be retained by the suffering individual. Friends and loved ones of the person dealing with cancer also need this knowledge because too often in their ignorance they will encourage a cancer victim to go the traditional medical route to the cancer victim’s detriment.

Before a person submits to chemotherapy or radiation, they, along with friends and loved ones, should make themselves fully aware of how these medical modalities will affect the body of the suffering individual at the cellular level:

  • Will the modality strengthen the immune system so that the body can better fight and win the battle?
  • Or will the modality further weaken an already weakened immune system, making it more difficult for the body to win the battle?

Recently, researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle made a “completely unexpected” finding that cancer-fighting chemotherapy can cause damage to healthy cells, triggering them to secrete a protein that sustains tumor growth and resistance to further treatment.

Sadly, in too many instances like this, the Bible is right on target in stating: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). They have trusted in the world’s wisdom of which the Bible warns: “The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God”(I Corinthians 3:19).

In fact, the Bible has some very grave warnings as to what to expect when a person chooses the “world’s wisdom” with respect to physical problems. You can read this warning in Mark 5:25-26:

“And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse.”

Before Accepting Any Treatment…

Before accepting treatment for cancer (or any other physical problem for that matter), thoroughly research the prescribed treatment in order to gain sufficient knowledge so that you can better understand its ramifications. Because the Bible warns: “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”

The Hallelujah Recovery Diet I am about to share with you, most importantly, does not violate the Hippocratic Oath of “Do the body no harm” as do medical modalities.

Yet, while The Recovery Diet is doing the body no harm; it is providing the body with the nutrients needed to rebuild the immune system so that the body has the best chance of restoring integrity to the body at the cellular level.

Now I want to be clear about this: The Hallelujah Recovery Diet has no ability to heal anyone of anything (only the body has that ability), but it does have the ability to enhance the body’s self-healing abilities by aggressively providing the body with the resources needed to rebuild the immune system.

As the immune system is strengthened and restored to its God given ability to heal with these resources, the strengthened immune system then has the ability to seek out and destroy cancer cells all by itself — without any help from cell-destroying modalities such as chemotherapy and radiation that suppress the immune system.

The Hallelujah Recovery Diet

On The Recovery Diet we begin by adopting the basic Hallelujah Diet, which contains the nutrients the body desperately needs to begin rebuilding the immune system so it can begin fighting the cancer battle.

However, with the Recovery Diet we enhance the nutrient intake in the basic diet in a dramatic way by adding additional nutrients and supplements in an effort to rebuild the immune system even more rapidly by providing the body with all the possible tools (we are currently aware of) the body needs to win the battle.

To accomplish a more rapid rebuilding of the immune system, we increase the vegetable juices from three servings a day (as found in the basic Hallelujah Diet) to six servings a day, while increasing the BarleyMax servings from three to six also.

We have found these two juices to be the most powerful forms of nutrition we can provide the body in order to rebuild a weakened immune system as rapidly as possible. With an enhanced immune system the body has a much greater ability to fight and win its war on those cancer cells that have invaded the body.

As the immune system is restored to its self-healing ability, it has the capability of searching out malfunctioning cells throughout the body so that healing can begin.

In fact, had the body’s immune system been kept strong through good nutrition in the first place, the cancer would most likely never have been able to develop and manifest.

On the Recovery Diet, the 12 juices are consumed on an hourly basis. For example, if one begins at 7:00 a.m. with a BarleyMax, a veggie juice follows at 8:00 a.m.; these juices are alternated every hour until noon. (Stop the juice for an hour at lunch time and enjoy lunch.)

Throughout the afternoon, resume alternating the juice and BarleyMax every hour until the evening meal. Then like at lunch time, stop the juice for an hour while you enjoy supper, and then finish alternating the juices hourly in the evening hours until the 12 juices have been consumed.

As we learned earlier, the cells of our body (including immune system cells) are dying and replacing at the rate of approximately 300 million cells per minute. As they die and replace, the quality of the new cell is dependent on the building materials we provide the body.

When these juices are provided to the body on an hourly basis, weakened immune cells are replaced with strengthened immune system cells. It’s easy to see how the immune system’s abilities to heal are enhanced through juicing.


Supplements, in and of themselves, have absolutely no power to heal anyone of anything, however, they greatly increase the nutrients available to the body. This helps the immune system to accomplish its healing task more rapidly (without the toxic side-effects of drugs).

Fiber Cleanse – As a person stops consuming toxic substances found in the SAD diet, the body starts to release stored toxins. It is important that these toxins be eliminated in a timely and efficient manner through bowel function. Our goal should be two good movements daily. A good fiber supplement such as Hallelujah Acres Fiber Cleanse assists in the timely removal of these toxins.

Digestive Enzymes – We want to enable the body to digest all food intakes in a timely manner for maximum absorption of the nutrients. This absorption is encouraged by taking a Hallelujah Acres Digestive Enzyme capsule with each juice and 2 to 4 with each meal containing fiber foods for the first 3-4 weeks, followed by 2 with each meal only when fiber foods are consumed.

Probiotics – Taking one Hallelujah Acres Professional Strength Probiotic capsule twice daily for 3 to 4 weeks will help rebuild a healthy balance of intestinal flora. After the 3-4 weeks, it is advisable to continue using 1 capsule daily in order to maintain that healthy balance of intestinal flora.

Curcumin – Curcumin is the biologically active extract of the turmeric spice, which supplies the body with an abundance of free radical fighting nutrients and immune system support. Hallelujah Acres suggests 1 capsule of Hallelujah Acres BioCurcumin daily. This formulation contains the patented BCM-95 which is much more bio-available than traditional curcumin supplements.

Iodine – Iodine supplementation supports the thyroid and immune system. Hallelujah Acres suggests 1 Iodoral tablet daily. (Suggested reading: Breast Cancer and Iodine, by David Derry, M.D.)

Vitamin D3 – Vitamin D3 offers a broad range of health benefits especially for those fighting serious disease, but sun exposure is often not sufficient to meet the body’s need of D3. Recent research reveals that 5,000 to 10,000 IU per day of vitamin D3 may provide significant health benefits. Optimal blood levels should be 50 to 80 ng/ml.

Essential Fatty Acids – When following a plant-based diet, it is important to ensure that a good source of essential fats is available. One tablespoon of flax seed oil in conjunction with one teaspoon Pharmax Fish Oil helps meet that need by not only providing Omega 3 fatty acids, but also the essential DHA and EPA. If dealing with prostate issues, research indicates the use of flax seed rather than the oil may be more advantageous.

B12 – This supplement has already been recommended in the basic Hallelujah Diet but is included here because it is extremely important for so many reasons and there is no B12 to be found in any plant sourced food. B12 is found in algae, but only in an analog form which the body cannot utilize. Hallelujah Acres has a sublingual B12 (methylcobalamin), B6, folic acid supplement to ensure adequate levels of all three nutrients.

When Dealing With A Life-Threatening Issue

What has been shared above is the most up-to-date knowledge we have of how to enhance the body’s self-healing abilities.

This Editor’s Personal Experience With Cancer

In January 1976, at the age of 42, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. Just prior, my mother had died of colon cancer following years of medical treatments. At the time of mother’s death, I was convinced it wasn’t the cancer that ultimately caused her death, but rather it was the medical treatments of cobalt (radiation), chemotherapy, and surgery that had caused her death.

Because of mother’s bad experience going the medical route, I went looking for an alternative way of dealing with my cancer. At the advice of Evangelist Lester Roloff, I changed my diet to 100% plant-based with an abundance of vegetable juices.

Almost immediately after making the diet change I began getting well. Within weeks, my rectal bleeding had stopped and within a year my baseball-sized tumor had vanished, all without any help from modern medicine.

I simply stopped consuming the toxic foods that had weakened my immune system (and allowed the cancer to develop and grow) and started consuming the nutrients by body needed to rebuild my immune system so that its self-healing power could be restored.

Well, here I am nearly 37 years later, rapidly approaching my 80th birthday, still alive and well on planet earth and in excellent health. Interestingly, God used my cancer experience over 36-years ago to birth a ministry in 1992 called Hallelujah Acres.

Millions of people around the world (primarily Christians) have embraced what we now call The Hallelujah Diet and have reported recovering from over 170 different physical problems including cancers that had metastasized.

In fact, we have hundreds of cancer-healing testimonies from people who were able to rebuild their immune systems by providing it with excellent nutrition, enabling their own self-healing body to win the war on cancer.

For those interested in learning more about cancer and how to fight the cancer battle with good nutrition, I emphatically encourage you to view the DVD titled “Healing Cancer from Inside Out.”

Next week, the good Lord willing and if the creeks don’t rise too high, we will take a look at what supplements are recommended for a person on the basic Hallelujah Diet and not suffering with a life-threatening disease. Trust you will join us!


  1. The problem is cant afford most of this i try to eat as natural as i can but just dont have the money living way below poverty and no not on food stamps .

  2. Have you had any dealings with someone whose energy level is below normal because he has had a tick bite disease – He’s 68 years old. In addition to that, he suffered from excess heat (I guess it was heat exhaustion 2 or 3 years ago). What do you recommend for him?

  3. Susan May 2, 2018

    We tried the HD for a while ~~ years ago, but circumstances beyond our control made it impossible to continue. Now we are, as Star stated above, not able financially to do what is required. Also, we have no earned income, both disabled with no family near, no neighbors or assistance, (& no food stamps)–and we are just too weak/sick/elderly to do all the juicing required, and DOUBLE the amt on Recovery Diet! If there was someone who’d juice for me, I’d try….but I am allergic to Barley, so that is a problem, too. I know it works as I have a lifelong friend (in another state) who was healed through it, and continues, but this is an unmarried person with a good job and no children (never married), and is able to purchase all required & only has to take themselves into consideration. When you have children or spouse who would not be on HD and you are — (or need to be), that is waaaaay-far beyond our means!!! It is a very frustrating place to be! We must depend on God to hold and keep us daily!, and if His provision included a way to do it, perhaps…but I don’t envision that under our current circumstances. Our needs are so very great! There is much more to this story, but that will suffice for now… God bless you as you bless others! \0/

    • Melody Hord May 4, 2018

      Thank you, Susan, for your candor. Oh, how I know that purchasing copious amounts of raw produce can be expensive. Fresh living foods, especially organic, can add up. I believe that ONE reason people eat processed foods is because it is affordable. You can purchase a pack of cookies for a dollar and can’t even buy an avocado at my local grocery store for that. One of the best ways to get the most out of each bite from our fresh produce is to blend it. We receive up to 80% more nutrition when we blend rather than eat our salads. That means, we get a whole lot more for our money!
      So even if we blended a cup of greens (things like romaine, arugula, collards, parsley, cilantro, chard, spring mix, etc.), ¼ cup broccoli, a radish and a small handful of sprouts in a cup of water, we would be feeding our cells and providing our body ammunition to fight disease. Throwing in a slice of lemon makes a great addition.
      Many people do not have the time, energy and/or money to juice. Blending is something that is much easier, faster and doesn’t take as much produce. We can only do what we can do……. and then know, that we have done all we can.

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