“Fat” Means “Healthy” In Nigeria?

Thank you so very much for sharing your experiences following the Hallelujah Diet. One of the most favorite parts of my day is reading the letters and testimonies being sent me from the subscribers of this Health Tip. Please keep sending those letters and testimonies as they “make my day.”

“Dear George and Rhonda, Thank you for putting down in print the Hallelujah Diet and at no cost. May God bless you richly! Several years ago my pastor was bouncing around in new health as a result of learning about and applying the Hallelujah Diet. He mentioned your book ‘The Hallelujah Diet,’ and after reading it I decided to give it a try. At the time of making the diet and lifestyle change I weighed 90kg [199 pounds] and had been hypertensive since age 34. As I write, I am now age 58 but looking age 30 and my weight has dropped 20kg [45 pounds]. My blood pressure has dropped from 220/95 to 110/65 and is like that of a baby. Three other women have joined me on the Hallelujah Diet and others are indicating strong interest. My challenge is that I live in a place in Nigeria that believes women need to be fat in order to look healthy. Because of my weight loss, I am daily being bombarded with questions to find out whether all is well with my health. But I don’t mind, I just use the opportunity to preach the Hallelujah Diet to them.”
~ Margaret E., Calabar, Nigeria

“Rev. Malkmus, I’m so thankful to God for your program, and also for your life that God is using as an instrument to educate people how to live a life that is pleasing to God – a healthy life. Six years ago my friend gave me a copy of your book titled ‘The Hallelujah Diet’. After learning about the Hallelujah Diet, I started applying the principles to my husband’s diet. He had already had a heart by-pass and was diabetic. I praise God, that as a result of my husband changing his diet to eating raw fruits and vegetables and drinking lots of fresh vegetable juices, he was able to return to work as a ship’s captain and has been fully restored and rejuvenated.”
~ Estephanie S., Philippines

“Dr. Malkmus, I was on the mission field for three months. When I returned to the states, I knew that my immune system had been compromised because I had developed a rash. Immediately upon returning to the states I did a detox for parasites and returned to the Hallelujah Diet. Within three weeks the rash was totally gone, my skin was healed, and I felt energetic again. Praise God, no prescription antibiotics were needed – only doing it God’s way! Thank God for the Hallelujah Diet! Amen!”
~ Dr. Coraleen B., Missionary

“Rev. Malkmus, I have been on the Hallelujah Diet for nearly two years and love reading your weekly Health Tips. Not only have I seen my own health improve greatly on the Hallelujah Diet, but my daughter has overcome breast cancer without chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery thanks to the Hallelujah Diet.”
~ Dixie P., Durango, Colorado

“It is very hard to get the Norwegian people to change their diet, which consists of large amounts of milk, meat, and bread. Because of this poor diet, we desperately need a Hallelujah Acres Lifestyle Center here in this beautiful country. As a result of this poor diet, our children, especially our children, suffer greatly and many are sick during the long dark months of winter. Also, it is very hard to get Hallelujah Acres products here in Norway because the border laws don’t allow them into the country. Currently our only means of obtaining your products is asking friends to bring them into our country in their suitcases from the states or from England.”
~ Heidemarie C., Norway

“Dear Rev. Malkmus, Could you please tell me what your views are about women having mammograms. Thank you most sincerely.”
~ Janette R., New Zealand

Rev. Malkmus Responds: Hi Janette, mammograms are cancer promoting! A more effective and totally safe way of screening the breast for cancer is thermography. However, rather than focusing on screening for cancer, it is much more important to maintain a diet and lifestyle that doesn’t allow for the development of cancer in the first place. The Hallelujah Diet equips your immune system to protect you in this manner.

Comments

  1. itaeig March 9, 2015

    I am constrained to respond on the caption that in Nigeria Fat means Healthy.
    I think that is insulting to a country of over 120million people.
    Reading the testimony of the lady who lost 20kg, there is no gainsaying any one would have been concern to ask if all was well with her health.
    Your magazine does not have to castigate a country to promote your health business.
    Pause and ask your self is this what Jesus will do?

    • Christy Okon March 10, 2015

      We appreciate your response. I would question if you perhaps you didn’t get a different impression from this than what was intended. You will note “Fat” means “Healthy” in Nigeria? We are posing this as a question simply because of the lady’s comment in her testimony, “I live in a place in Nigeria that believes women need to be fat in order to look healthy.” This is simply a lady living in Nigeria making a statement on the perception of a healthy appearance in her part of the country. We could pretty well state this of the US as well. Often people who lose a fair amount of weight (down to an optimal body weight) are asked if they are sick or if something is wrong. In general we are accustomed to seeing folks overweight in the US and question someone’s health when they achieve an optimal body weight.

      There was no intention to castigate a country and I certainly apologize if our presentation of the testimony gave that impression.

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