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Parkersburg, West Virginia

Located at the confluence of the Ohio and Little Kanawha rivers, Parkersburg is rich in history, artistic marvels and political intrigue, the area near our Parkersburg Health Retreat offers visitors a sense of adventure in mountainous majesty. From the Burr Conspiracy and Fort Borman to the Oil and Gas Museum and Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece, the tucked away Health Retreat has much to offer beyond its breathtaking 240-acre piece of heaven.[/vc_column_text]

Parkersburg, West Virginia

Set on a majestic hill in serene West Virginia, the Hallelujah Diet Health Retreat hosted by Ben and Janis Medeiros offers peace, intrigue and adventure all rolled into one.

The Retreat’s surrounding five acres and resort-style features are just the beginning. You are invited to explore an additional 240 privately owned acres, including a fascinating, ancestral cemetery dating back to the early 1800s.

Local attractions include:

  • Blennerhassett Island, a popular tourist destination for Health Retreat guests, is just a short distance away, including a ride aboard the Delta Queen paddleboat. It was on this island that the Burr Conspiracy unfolded, involving former U.S. vice-president Aaron Burr. The island’s attractions also include tours of a majestic mansion, wagon rides and walking trails.
  • Modern architecture buffs will want to see nearby Falling Water, architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s signature project. The home is an amazing feat of engineering, featuring cantilevers throughout, all built over a natural waterfall.
  • Those who appreciate art should visit what the Smithsonian has called “a priceless work of art.” The Warther of Dover, just two hours from the Health Retreat, features 64 masterfully produced train carvings of ebony, ivory and walnut, created by Earnest Warther.
  • Perhaps most intriguing of all is nearby Greenbrier, revealed in 1992 as a secret government bunker that had been hidden in the White Sulfur Springs area for 35 years. The facility is now a tourist destination, open for public viewing.

Whether you want to spice up your new Hallelujah Lifestyle with some action and adventure…or simply enjoy the serenity of the scenery, the Hallelujah Acres Health Retreat in West Virginia is the perfect escape.

parkersburg hostsBen and Janis Medeiros had been juicing carrots since 1990 but the rest of their diet consisted of the standard American fare of health-deteriorating foods.

Their story changed in 2002 when Ben began having pain in every joint and reported cholesterol readings of more than 380. As Janis says, when she had to start helping her husband out of bed at just 50 years old, she knew something had to change.

Around this time, they were given Rev. Malkmus’ most famous book, Why Christians Get Sick. They took the information to heart and began getting back on track. By 2008, they were eating only plant-based foods. Ben’s cholesterol dropped to 162 and his blood tests continue to be the best of his life.

After running a construction business in California since 1991, Ben and Janis retired in 2010 to enjoy their home West Virginia on full-time basis. Having renewed their health through Hallelujah Acres’ books, Health Minister Training, and visits to Lifestyle Centers, they were inspired to give the gift of health to others.

“We want everyone to know how their bodies can heal themselves when given the right foods,” say Ben and Janis. “We are looking forward to sharing our home with as many as will come.”

parkersburg accomodationsPerched on a picturesque hill, the West Virginia Lifestyle Center offers a commanding view of its private, breathtaking surroundings encompassing more than 240 acres.

This six bedroom home is exquisite in its setting and its décor. The main floor boasts a large living room, dining room, and all-important kitchen. And a fully furnished basement includes an exercise room, large game/theater room, a second kitchen for juicing, and even an infrared sauna.

At the rear of the home, a wonderful glassed-in room offers a fabulous view of rolling hillsides, and a multi-tiered deck leads to a near-Olympic size saltwater pool with plenty of deck space to replenish your vitamin D in the sunshine.

The expansive, resort-style yard also features a volleyball court, fish pond, and serves as the gateway to 240 additional acres including beautiful scenery and a peaceful atmosphere.

The property also includes a fascinating, ancestral cemetery dating back to the early 1800s.

Here is our schedule for the rest of 2018:

  • January 7-12th, 2018
  • February 11-16th, 2018
  • March 11-16th, 2018
  • April 15th-20th, 2018
  • May 11th-18th, 2018
  • June 10th-15th, 2018
  • July 15-20th, 2018
  • August 12-17th, 2018

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Cancer- gone

It has been two years since I was diagnosed with breast cancer and I am doing great for which I praise the Lord. I know it was accomplished because of God’s grace and the many prayers of God’s people. In March of 2012 I had surgery to remove my left breast and a gene called Her 2 Nu was found therein. I was encouraged by two oncologists to take chemotherapy and 5 years of chemo pills. Neither my husband nor myself felt at peace with this solution. Our niece from Texas strongly encouraged us to look into the Hallelujah Acres lifestyle and pray about it. We did some research and found the lifestyle center in West Virginia which was the closest to our home (about 5 hours away). At the end of April I went to the lifestyle center and spent a week of learning to cook more healthy, which supplements were the best to take and an exercise program. I had already been juicing some and taking barleymax so the transition wasn’t so drastic. The videos were very informative and helpful as well as the interaction with the other guests. The facilities were beautiful and enjoyable. The hosts were very gracious ad accommodating. I left with a wealth of informatin and a renewed commitment to stay on the recovery diet for a year and then continue on the maintenance diet. I have been able to return to all my duties as a pastor’s wife and do all of my own cleaning and regular activities. I am still juicing and taking the supplements and exercising. In Feb. of 2014 I had my yearly check up and the doctor was very pleased with my progress and with the results of the blood work taken. I do not have to go back to the doctor for another year. I praise the Lord for the ministry of Ben and Janis and Hallelujah Acres. I have recommended the program to others and have been able to give testimony of the goodness of the Lord because of this program and how I have recovered. The Lord has used Hallelujah Acres and the lifestyle center in my life and I trust will be a blessing to others in the years ahead. Annette Maurer

Annette Maurer – Howard, PA

Ovarian Cancer

My name is Linda Palmer. I was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer on May 30th, 2013. It was in my liver, lungs, small bowel, and one ovary. The oncologist told me if I didn’t do his treatments that I would be dead in 2-3 months. I knew I wasn’t going to do chemo. I just wasn’t sure what I was going to do. Then my husband remembered me telling him about Hallelujah acres years ago. So we called and about one and a half weeks later we were in West Virginia with Janis and Ben. Within 3 days of being on the lifestyle I already noticed good changes. When I was diagnosed my tumor marker was 266.3, normal is 0-34. On August 22 I had my tumor marker checked and it was 107. I had my tumor marker checked again on 12/3/2013 and it is now 97.7. Praise the Lord! I also had my protein, iron, sodium, sugar, and my liver checked and all results were within the normal range. She said she didn’t want to see me anymore unless I had a problem or if I wanted some blood work done. My husband and I feel GREAT!! I still have a ways to go. My tumor marker needs to get within normal range. I’m praying that will happen by the time I get another blood test done around June or July 2014.

Linda Palmer – Mokena, IL

From Northern Ohio: Take Hwy 77 South across the border into West Virginia. Take exit 174, which is Staunton. At the end of the ramp, go left for 11 miles. The Lifestyle Center is on the left side, up on a hill. The mailbox has a pineapple sign on it.

From Southern West Virginia: Get on Hwy 77 North and take exit 174, which is Staunton. At the end of the ramp, go left for 11 miles. The Lifestyle Center is on the left side, up on a hill. The mailbox has a pineapple sign on it.

From Southern Ohio: Take Hwy 50 across the border into West Virginia. Get off on Staunton and go right. After you drive under the overpass of Hwy 77 go 11 more miles. The Lifestyle Center is on the left side, up on a hill. The mailbox has a pineapple sign on it.

From Maryland: Take Hwy 68 towards Morgantown, WV. Then take Hwy 79 to Clarksburg. Then take Hwy 50 to Parkersburg. When Hwy 50 hits Hwy 77 go south on 77 to the next exit, which is 174, Staunton. At the end of the ramp, go left for 11 miles. The Lifestyle Center is on the left side, up on a hill. The mailbox has a pineapple sign on it.

Transforming Lives

“Just want to say how much Jane & I enjoyed the 5+ days we spent with you and Tim. What a remarkable ministry the two of you have; jam-packed with life-saving knowledge on foods to eat. And, as I said, without the biblical foundation for the program it would more

- Sprague Exley

“Think of it as a vacation from unhealthy living and a roadmap for the rest of your life.”

-Jeff M.

“A private getaway, lovely amenities and fascinating local attractions, plus the most enlightening introduction to an authentic approach to sustainable optimal health…all in an uplifting spiritual environment. My Health Retreat appealed to most things I truly care about.”

-Patricia H.

“I learned more about healthy eating in one week than I had in the rest of my life. I learned that what we eat is more important than anything else.”

-Cynthia Y.

“My husband and I wanted to get away, relax, unwind and relieve our stress. But we also wanted to learn more about the Hallelujah Diet and how it can improve our health and help to prevent serious illness. That’s why we chose a Health Retreat. We got the answers more

-Jeannine A.
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