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Why Some People Do Not Recover On The Hallelujah Diet

Most people who adopt The Hallelujah Diet see dramatic improvements in their health. Tens of thousands have written to give testimony of over 170 different physical and psychological problems disappearing, while one man reported 28 different physical problems disappearing after making the diet and lifestyle change.


Occasionally there is someone like Mildred, who writes below. Mildred says she is on The Hallelujah Diet, yet she is not experiencing the same positive results others have reported in her same situation.


Dear Rev. Malkmus, I have always kept a healthy diet and always update my knowledge. That is why I use The Hallelujah Diet. Yet I still have fibroids. From my research I seem to be doing all the right things so it does not make sense to me why my fibroid issue has not as yet been resolved. Can you throw any light on this for me. Thank you!
Mildred M.

Editor Responds

Dear Mildred,
Sorry to hear that you’re struggling; could there be some seemingly minor details that have been overlooked?

We talk with folks each week who are experiencing physical issues who thought they were following The Hallelujah Diet, but in talking with them we learn that in reality some things were missing.

Here are some areas that may be missing from the regimen of the person who is not getting complete results. Perhaps you can identify with some of these:

1.    Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Most folks are woefully deficient in omega 3 fatty acids while getting an excess of omega 6s. Some people are consuming little to no omega 3s, which are essential nutrients for health. In order to make sure I personally receive sufficient omega 3s I take the following: ¼ cup flax seed (ground just before consuming) and a teaspoon of Pharmax fish oil (available from Hallelujah Acres). The Pharmax fish oil not only supplies omega 3, but is an excellent source of DHA.

2.    Vitamin B12 – There is no B12 in a plant-based diet. I personally use a B12 supplement at least three times weekly. The B12 should be in the methylcobalamin form as found in Hallelujah Acres B12-B6-Folic Acid supplement or our B-Flax-D product, both of which contain over 900 mcg of B12 per serving.

3. Too Much Fruit – Fruits are the cleansers of the body while vegetables are the feeders. Fruits should be limited to no more than 15% by volume of daily food intake. Many fruits are hybrids, too rich in sugar, harvested green, and/or lacking in nutrient value. Fiber in fruit regulates the fruit’s sugar content. Because juicing fruit removes this fiber (leaving a concentrate of sugar in the juice), fruit juices should be avoided or used very minimally. My daily fruit intake is usually limited to half a banana, several chunks of pineapple, and a handful of berries (especially blueberries) in my green smoothie each morning.

4. Too Many Nuts – Nuts are very rich foods and are high in proteins and fats. For this reason, nut intake should be kept low. Rhonda makes almond milk most days and occasionally will use nuts in the crust of a pie.

5. Vegetable Juices – Our foods are often lacking in nutritional value. The most efficient way to increase nutrient intake and efficiently deliver these nutrients to cellular level is by way of freshly extracted vegetable juices. Rhonda and I juice daily; we go through about 25 pounds of organic carrots every week. We add two stalks of celery and ¼ of a cucumber and enough carrots to make two 8oz glasses of juice.

6. BarleyMax – BarleyMax is an incredible source of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements that are missing in commercially grown foods. Rhonda and I each consume at least three teaspoons of BarleyMax daily. I consider it the single most important thing in my diet each day.

7. Sunshine – Sunshine is the natural source of vitamin D, which is absolutely essential for health. Vitamin D levels should be maintained at 50 to 80 ng/ml as determined through blood testing. Few people spend sufficient time in the sun to achieve these levels. Rhonda and I take 5,000 IU of Vitamin D3 daily from October through March to assure adequate vitamin D intake. We do obtain quite a bit of sun in the summer months and do not feel the need to supplement during these months.

8. Iodine – Most soils are deficient in iodine and thus plants grown on these deficient soils are woefully lacking in iodine. Most people would benefit from some level of iodine supplementation. David Brownstein, M.D. in his book “Iodine, Why You Need it, and Why You Can’t Live Without It” tells how all the cells of the body require iodine, but especially the thyroid, breast tissue, ovaries and prostate. Rhonda and I both take iodine supplementation.

9. Eating All Raw – Most raw diets fail to meet the body’s required calories without consuming an excess of nuts, seeds, avocados, and fruits. The 15% cooked portion of the Hallelujah Diet assures the caloric needs of the body are met. Rhonda and I most evenings after our BarleyMax and large salad, consume something in cooked form (baked white or sweet potato, a whole grain or whole grain pasta, steamed vegetables, baked squash, beans, etc.)

10. Suboptimal Bowel Function – With less than optimal bowel function, toxins are not eliminated timely and efficiently. This toxin build leads to all manner of physical breakdown. Optimally, the body should have 2 to 3 good eliminations daily. Most find that the abundant fiber in The Hallelujah Diet produces these kinds of results. For those unable to achieve optimal bowel movements, herbal help is sometimes necessary.

11. Exercise – The body was made by God to move. Our farmer forefathers obtained daily exercise, but today most people are woefully deficient in exercise. I personally do stretching, resistance and aerobic exercises daily. Rhonda and I regularly walk 2 to 4 miles daily and usually with our walking sticks.

12. Abundant Oxygen – Large volumes of oxygen are essential for good health. Practice deep breathing and in your daily walking, try to achieve a pace fast enough to require deep breathing. Oxygen is also brain food and helps wipe away the cobwebs.


  1. Agreed. I experience the same thing with myself and with others that I have talked to over the years. We, for some reason, like to “think” we are doing it all right but there always seems to be something (or a list) that we are missing. The ones that have tripped me up in the past have been the omega 3 which has a big impact on my skin health (and I am sure many other things) and Vitamin D (because we live in Seattle). Feel like I have a much better handle on these now but I would encourage folks to really be open to study what it is they may be missing or doing wrong.

  2. Greetings in the name of love and kindness

    When all the above have not given you what you want, I would suggest that you examine your thoughts. Health is all about consciousness as well as taking care of the physical body. Like Rev. Malkmus said oxygen is the key and your brain could be lacking oxygen. As a lymphologist I am suggesting that you lymphasize (not exercise) on a trampoline with the deep breathing to increase the flow of oxygen and the power of the lymphatic system vessels to work better. With less oxygen in the brain this could cause an information disruption or blockage. We need energy to run the body but that energy needs the correct information to process itself.

    I understand that our thoughts feed this information to the body. If our thoughts are more on the disease then on healing we will keep our body in that state of thought, however if we focus our thoughts on health and all things we are doing to create and keep healthy then we will see the improvements we want. In other words: The thoughts you think on the most will win.

    I was diagnosed with this condition about 30 years ago, I changed my diet, I changed my thoughts and provided my body with the right nutrition and the rest is history. Let go of correcting a disease and focus your thoughts on health.

    In the book You can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay she writes: When you think you have fibroid tumors and cysts the probable cause is the buried thought of: Nursing a hurt from a partner. A blow to the feminine ego.

    She recommends that you choose to repeat the thought phrase: I release the pattern in me that attracted this experience. I create only good in my life.

    I went back to the doctor’s once he told me that the fibroids had gotten smaller ask what was I doing I told him I changed my diet I choose not to do the drugs and I never went back again to see him or claimed that I had fibroid. Let go of disease care and continue with your “self care” incorporate the new suggestion from Rev. Malkmus, maybe you can add in oxygen therapy also and monitor your “thoughts.”

    “Thoughts create things so choose the good ones” we are what we think and believe as well as we are what we eat. Energy + Information = Reality (quantum physics)

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