For the past three Health Tips we have been featuring three of my “Health Heroes” — Jack LaLanne, Paul Bragg, and Dr. Norman Walker. These three men overcame serious physical problems [two as teenagers and one past the age of 50] with a 100% plant-based diet and lived on to nearly 100 years of age.
Today I want to share the testimony of someone else who overcame a life-threatening physical problem on a 100% plant based diet. He made the diet change at age 63 and then went on to regain his health and live until nearly the century mark. I first met this man in 1978 while lecturing at the Shangri-La Health Resort in Bonita Springs, Florida, when he attended one of my lectures.
Health Minister Beverly Shouldice, of Shallow Lake, Ontario, Canada, was born on January 31, 1915. He loved the Lord and he loved people, and went home to be with Jesus on November 18, 2006 – just two months shy of his 92nd birthday.
Bev [as he was affectionately called], adopted The Hallelujah Diet after being diagnosed with terminal melanoma cancer by Canadian doctors in 1978. Not willing to accept the doctor’s death sentence, he and his wife Dorothy [Dot] went looking for an alternative way to deal with his cancer that might offer some hope — because the doctors offered him none.
In their search they journeyed to the Shangri-La Health Resort in Bonita Springs, Florida where I was lecturing at the time. It was at the Shangri-La that the Shouldices learned the benefits of a 100% plant-based diet and the powerful healing potential contained in freshly extracted vegetable juices. They also learned how these juices could rebuild the body’s immune system so that the body could heal itself, even of terminal cancer.
Upon returning to Canada, both Bev and Dot adopted this 100% plant based diet this editor was teaching [before it was called “The Hallelujah Diet”]. It wasn’t long before Canadian doctors could no longer find any trace of Bev’s cancer.
Because of Bev’s almost miraculously recovery, he wanted fellow Canadians to learn the same biblical health information that had restored his health. So he set about establishing “Hallelujah Acres Canada.”
Bev and Dot converted their beautiful and spacious home in Shallow Lake into the first headquarters of Hallelujah Acres Canada. The first floor became the headquarters while Bev and Dot continued to live upstairs.
Bev was instrumental in sponsoring numerous Health Minister Trainings in Canada, and for many years this editor had the privilege of going to Canada to conduct these trainings.
While in Canada I lived in their home and they always treated me royally. Dot would have my BarleyMax waiting for me each morning and always made sure I had my vegetable juices and vegan meals. I have so many wonderful memories.
Bev was also an avid organic gardener and taught many people how to grow their own food in raised beds in addition to showing them how to change their diets in order to restore their health. Even in his advanced years, Bev always had time, if someone showed the slightest interest, to share The Hallelujah Diet and how to garden in raised beds.
Because of Bev & Dot’s burden and untiring efforts to help others restore their health, tens-of-thousands of Canadians have adopted The Hallelujah Diet and experienced its healing power. For his efforts, Bev was able to add nearly 30 healthy, active, and productive years to his life. Because of Bev and Dot’s desire to bring God’s Health Message to Canada, hundreds of Hallelujah Acres trained Health Ministers are now scattered across the Canadian provinces.
Today, Judy Fleming has built a solid structure on the foundation that Bev and Dot laid for Hallelujah Acres Canada where there is a Hallelujah Acres store, shipping center, and training center in Toronto, Canada.
Bev is survived by his dear wife Dot, who at the age of 92, is still going strong on The Hallelujah Diet, still active and living in her own apartment.
Bev of course is greatly missed by all who knew and loved him, but it is thrilling to know that because Bev refused to accept his doctor’s death sentence after a terminal cancer diagnosis, The Hallelujah Diet he introduced to Canadians so many years ago continues to bring health and healing to multitudes across that country.
I am proud to add Beverly Shouldice, the Founder of Hallelujah Acres Canada, to my list of “Health Heroes” – joining the ranks of Jack LaLanne, Paul Bragg, and Dr. Norman Walker, who we introduced to our readers in previous Health Tips. May their numbers grow!