The Hallelujah Diet provides the body with the building materialsit so desperately needs in order to rebuild a weakened and poorly functioning immune system. Doing so equips the body to do what God originally designed it to do — heal itself. In last week’s Health Tip, I shared how this editor personally experienced this phenomenon. At the age of 42, after being told I had colon cancer, I made the diet change overnight and almost immediately began to get well. Within a year my cancer was gone without any medical attention or modalities. That was over 35 years ago. As I near that rapidly approaching age of 80, I find myself strong, healthy, and to the best of my knowledge, cancer-free. Because God allowed me the privilege of experiencing cancer in 1976, and led me to Lester Roloff who revealed to me “God’s way of dealing with cancer," a new ministry called Hallelujah Acres was birthed in 1992. Millions around the world today are following “God's Way” to health, while tens of thousands have written to tell me that following this plan has enabled them to recovered from over 170 different physical problems, including terminal, metastasized, stage 4 cancers. Fine Tuning The Hallelujah Diet to Promote Self-Healing If a person desires to recover from cancer without the use of immune system destroying medical modalities of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, that person must first stop placing into their body those things that compromised their immune system. These are the things that allowed the cancer to avoid detection and destruction, enabling it to develop. Refined sugar is an immune system suppressant. Our immune system was designed by God to protect us from germs, viruses, bacteria, and yes, cancer. When a person consumes refined sugar, it knocks out their immune system's protective abilities. All sugars (even natural sugar from fruits) should be kept to a minimum. All animal flesh foods are high in protein and feed cancer. High protein flesh foods includebeef, chicken, pork, fish, and all other flesh foods. All animal flesh foods accelerate cancer growth. Dr. Campbell, in his book The China Study found that the number one promoter and initiator of cancer growth was the protein casein, found in dairy. For cancer recovery, it is imperative that all forms of dairy be eliminated – cow milk (whole, skim, 2%, etc.) yogurt, butter and cheese. Other sources of protein that have been found to promote cancer growth include soy proteins. If a natural approach to cancer is desired, the immune system must be rebuilt with good nutrition while avoiding substances like these that feed the cancer. Foods That Rebuild the Immune System Vegetable Juices The most powerful means of rebuilding the immune system is consuming freshly extracted vegetable juices and dehydrated grass powders. While the Genesis 1:29 diet is God’s perfect diet, today’s foods lack the nutrition of biblical days, making juicing the ideal way to concentrate the nutrients found in living plants. When we juice with a juicing machine, the machine does the work of the digestive tract by separating out the fiber from the juice before we place it into our mouth, making juicing far more nutritionally efficient. According to Dr. Kirschner, MD, in his book Raw Food Juices, when we drink the juice without the fiber – approximately 92% of the nutrients reach cellular level, rather than 35% or less when we eat a whole raw carrot. Juicing is so nutritionally dense that The Hallelujah Recovery Diet recommends six 8-ounce servings of freshly extracted vegetable juices along with six servings of a dehydrated barley juice powder every day. These juices provide the immune system the nutrients necessary to strengthen and rebuild so that the body can fight the cancer battle. Other Immune Building Strategies In addition to refusing refined sugar (which compromises the immune system), eliminating those proteins that feed cancer, and giving the body the nutrients necessary to rebuild a weakened immune system, there are other things we can do to strengthen the immune system to assist it in overcoming cancer: Importance of Cooked Food While all Genesis 1:29 garden foods were raw we have found that The Hallelujah Diet's protocol of 85% raw and 15% cooked gives better results than all raw. Eating a 100% raw diet can cause accumulated toxins exit the body too rapidly, often causing weakness, nausea, and headaches. This often causes discouragement and fatigue, forcing the person to remain in bed.In addition, an all raw food diet can often create too rapid a weight loss, which can be devastating to a person who is already of low weight. The 15% cooked food portion helps regulate proper weight. Cooked foods also provide more concentrated calories that are desperately needed when dealing with cancer. Many phytonutrients are more bio-available in cooked foods as well. Having a portion of the diet consisting of cooked food is very important when assisting the body in cancer recovery. Sunshine and Vitamin D Several studies suggest a link between low vitamin D levels and breast cancer, but at least one new study reveals a relationship between low levels of vitamin D and a more aggressive form of breast cancer. Many researchers today indicate those fighting cancer need to achieve blood levels of 60 to 80 ng/ml. To achieve these levels vitamin D3 is the active form to be used in attaining those levels. Restoring vitamin D levels to optimal levels is critical in cancer recovery. Sunshine is God’s plan for providing the body with optimal levels of this essential vitamin, but in our society few people obtain sufficient exposure to the sun to supply adequate levels. Supplementation with vitamin D3 is a viable and often necessary option. Vitamin B12 Researchers at Johns Hopkins report that women with breast cancer tend to have lower levels of vitamin B12 in their blood serum than do women without breast cancer. Adequate levels of vitamin B12 are essential in rebuilding the immune system and restoring the body to wellness. Vitamin B12 deficiency also manifests in the development of neurological dysfunction that is almost indistinguishable from senile dementia and Alzheimer’s. Low levels of vitamin B12 are also associated with asthma, depression, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, tinnitus, diabetic neuropathy and low sperm counts. Nearly everyone needs vitamin B12 supplementation, whether vegan or consuming animal foods daily. The Framingham Study reveals that 39% of those who daily consume animal foods were deficient in vitamin B12. Most everyone should regularly consume a sublingual methylcobalamin form of vitamin B12, preferably with B6 and folic acid added. Added benefit of using the combination of these three nutrients is optimizing homocysteine levels. Omega 3 Fatty Acids Omega 3 fatty acids are an essential nutrient in rebuilding the immune system. Sources of omega 3 fatty acids are ground flax seeds, flax oil, walnuts, chia seed, and fish oil. Hallelujah Acres has found Pharmax fish oil to be the purest, and with higher levels of DHA and EPA than most. Research reveals that men dealing with prostate cancer should not use flax oil or fish oil, but can obtain their omega 3 fatty acids by consuming freshly ground flax seed. Fiber Cleanse Constipation is a great hindrance in restoring a body to wellness. The average person is carrying around incredible amounts of toxins which must be eliminated. Good nutrition will cause the body to start releasing these toxins, but these toxins must be encouraged to exit the body in a timely manner. The optimal bowl function goal should be 2 to 3 soft bowl movements each day. Fiber Cleanse is a Hallelujah Acres product containing 28 powerful herbs that help cleanse the colon, expel parasites, and ensure timely elimination of toxins from the body. With toxins out of the way, the body can better absorb nutrition at the cellular level to help regulate blood sugar levels, enabling the lymphatic system, nervous system, brain, heart, vascular system, lungs, and sinuses to operate at peak efficiency. NOTE: Use of Fiber Cleanse should be limited to the first three months of adopting The Hallelujah Diet, and it is not recommended for pregnant and lactating women. Bio-Curcumin Bio-Curcumin is a Hallelujah Acres product that contains a more bioavailable (absorbable) form of curcumin, a powerful nutrient found in the spice turmeric. Research has demonstrated that curcumin can help protect the body from various types of cancer in addition to being an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-rheumatic, and liver protective. Probiotics Probiotics help block the formation of “bad” bacteria, help the body produce B vitamins, and assist the body in maintaining overall colon health. All of these factors assist in restoring the body to wellness. A good probiotic, such as Hallelujah Acres' Professional Strength Probiotics supplement, will require refrigeration and contain several different strains of bacteria along with a significant number (several billion) colony forming units, otherwise known as CFUs. Digestive Enzymes All functions of the human body require enzymes and all suffer if enzyme supply is insufficient. Digestive enzymes help improve poor digestion and absorption of nutrients from the foods we eat, especially cooked foods, and conserve the body’s inherent enzymes for vital functions. Pure Water Tap water is not pure water. Pure water can only be obtained through distillation or reverse osmosis (RO). Because distilled water and RO water tend to be acidic, a teaspoon of WaterMax is recommended be added to each gallon to alkalize the water and bring the pH up to 8. WaterMax is a Hallelujah Acres product that reduces the surface tension of water, allowing it to hydrate more efficiently, and transport nutrients into the cells and toxins out more efficiently. (You cannot obtain an accurate pH reading with regular pH paper. A special low-ionic pH paper is necessary to obtain an accurate reading.) Pure Air Hospital air contains the exhaled toxins of all the other people in the hospital. Many hospitals have the windows taped shut, which means a hospital patient is breathing in the exhaled air of numerous others. For improved health try to breathe in air that has been oxygenated by lots of trees and plants. Depression and Stress The two most powerful means of dealing with depression and stress is sunshine and exercise and they are free. In past years, people dealing with serious physical problems went to sanatoriums where sunbathing was a vital part of their therapy. Sunlight warms the body, produces Vitamin D, and helps the body to heal not only physical problems but emotional and psychological problems as well. Hospital beds deny the body not only of fresh air, but also the healing rays of sunlight. Exercise moves the lymph fluid helping toxins more rapidly exit the body, improves circulation, and causes the body to take in copious amounts of oxygen. Inactivity, depression and stress weaken an already weakened immune system, while sunlight and exercise help relieve stress and control depression. In order to recover from such a serious illness as cancer, a person needs all the help they can get, and that includes God, and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible says: “The effectual and fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” (James 5:16) EDITOR’S COMMENTS – Dr. Lorraine Day, in her DVD titled Cancer Doesn’t Scare Me Anymore lists the ten modalities she used in her miraculous recovery from terminal cancer. I encourage all those dealing with cancer to view this video. The knowledge you will gain from this DVD is priceless.