Hallelujah Diet follower Carol writes:
“Dear Mr. Malkmus, I started The Hallelujah Diet about 2 months ago. I read a number of other health and lifestyle books . . . and chose to follow The Hallelujah Diet because of its biblical basis. Then I read your answer when someone asked you the question: ‘Do you believe The Hallelujah Diet can cure people of serious diseases such as cancer?’ Your reply was: ‘NO, I DON’T BELIEVE THE HALLELUJAH DIET CAN CURE ANYBODY OF ANYTHING!’ But this is not what your book says, or your websites, or your lectures. What do you believe? Why are so many people following the diet with hopes of improving their health? Are you now saying that
this is not possible? I am just concerned that I may have chosen the wrong diet. Can you help me understand your reply? Thank you!”
Rev. Malkmus Answers Carol’s QuestionThere is nothing that can be placed in or on the body from the outside that can heal the body of anything! It is only the body itself that has the power to heal, but this healing can only occur after conditions conducive to healing are provided it. And we are the only ones capable of bringing conditions conducive to healing about within the body, so that the body is able to do what God designed it to do – which is HEAL ITSELF! All healing comes from within the body!
How the Body Heals ItselfIf you should cut yourself, what happens? The first thing you see is that the cut will bleed to cleanse the wound. Then you will see the bleeding stop, a scab form, the scab fall off, and there, before your very eyes, is evidence of a beautiful God-given self-healing ability that takes place outside the body. Well you know what, it is in a like manner that the body heals itself on the inside, too! In this article, I want to share how the body goes about healing itself. But before doing so, let’s lay down a few Biblical foundations:
- God created the human physical body – (See Genesis 1:1; 1:26 & 27; 2:7, 5:2.)
- God placed this human creation in a garden (See Genesis 2:8)
- God gave this human creation a diet – (See Genesis 1:29) All the raw foods coming from the foods found in the garden.
- God’s human creation was “Wonderfully Made” (See Psalm 139:14) – God made no mistake when He created the human body, nor when He gave Adam and Eve that Original Diet in Genesis 1:29!
- God’s plan for the human physical body is to “be in health.”(See 3 John 1:2)
- People are destroyed for “lack of knowledge” (See Hosea 4:6) – Even though healt is God’s plan is for the human physical body, Christians get sick. Because of this lack of knowledge, Christians and non-Christians, too, place things into their bodies (as food) that God never intended.
- Actions have consequences (See Galatians 6:7) – This verse indicates that with proper knowledge, we can take actions that allow us to control whether we experience health (as God intended ) or sickness.
Over 100 Trillion Living CellsDid you realize that youare comprised of LIVING cells? You are,more than 100 trillion of them, to be exact! Take your hair and nails, for example. They’re alive, made up of living cells. They keep growing don’t they? Your skin, blood, bone, muscle, and immune system, in fact your entire physical body is comprised of living cells. These living cells die and replace themselves constantly! Every minute of every day, approximately 300 million cells die and are replaced with 300 million new cells. The cells from various parts of our body die and are replaced over varying amounts of time. For instance, about every two weeks the cells that comprise your taste buds are replaced with new ones. Approximately every four weeks, your body’s “outer layer” (your skin) is replaced. And within one year, even the cells that comprise our bone structure are replaced.
The Secret to Good Health: Quality ControlOne year from today, you will have a brand new body — 96% of the cells that comprise your physical body today will have been replaced with new cells. But what kind of body will it be? That, my friend, is determined by you, the possessor and caretaker of that body. As your body’s living cells die and are replaced, the quality of the new cells that are created are dependent on the “building materials” available to them! Superior building materials produce strong and superior cells. Poor building materials produce week and inferior cells. This is where exercising “quality control” in what we put into your body comes into play and making good decisions about what you eat and drink becomes vital.
Raw Foods are Living FoodsWe must keep in mind that the cells we wish to nourish are living cells, and that our bodies were designed by God to be nourished with living (raw) plant-sourced foods. We learn that this was God’s plan for the proper nourishment of the human physical body in Genesis 1:29. The Genesis 1:29 diet is the diet God gave Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. It consisted exclusively of living (raw) plant sourced foods. Not only was man’s body designed by God to subsist exclusively on living (raw) plant sourced foods, but every animal in the wild instinctively understands this. Please note – every animal in the wild, since creation to this present day, whether plant eater or flesh eater, instinctively consumes all food in its natural raw form as served up by nature. The plant-eating animal receives its nutrients directly from the living plant while the flesh-eating animal consumes the flesh of a plant-eating animal. These animals in the wild are far wiser than we humans when it comes to what foods should be consumed for their species and in what form it should be consumed. Sadly, we humans have lost all natural instinct.
A SAD Diet of Dead FoodsAll cooked foods are dead foods! The heat of cooking destroys all enzymes, the life force found exclusively in living or raw plant foods. Cooked foods, because they are dead foods and devoid of life (enzymes). Cooked foods do not provide our living bodies with the proper cell building material necessary to build a new, strong, healthy and vibrant cell. Yet cooked...and dead...and processed...and nutritionally empty are what most people eat when they eat the Standard American Diet.
The Proof Is in the Carrots, Not the PuddingHere is an experiment you can to if you want proof that cooked foods are dead foods. Go to the store and buy 5 raw carrots...only one will survive.
- Cut a half-inch off the stem end off of one carrots
- Place it in a shallow basin of water
- Watch it grow...and it will grow because it’s alive!
- Cook the remaining four carrots – boil one, steam one, bake/roast one, and microwave
- Cut a half-inch off the stem of each cooked carrot and place each carrot om a shallow basin of water
- Watch the four remaining carrots fail to grow...and they will fail to grow because they are dead
The Hallelujah Diet to the RescueWhen our diet is comprised predominantly of living (raw) plant sourced foods, the cells of our body receive high-quality building material with which to build new, healthier, stronger, more vibrant cells, than those being replaced. The raw vegetable juices, along with the abundant use of blended green smoothies and blended salads, with the addition of BarleyMax, provide the body with the most powerful sources of cell building material I am aware of! When these quality-building materials are available to it, the body has the wherewithal to rebuild a broken-down immune system that has been weakened by a predominantly cooked (dead) food diet. As the immune system rebuilds, the self-healing miracle that God has built into the body kicks in and before our very eyes, we see the body literally heal itself! In the 21 years since Hallelujah Acres had its humble beginning, tens-of-thousands of people from around the world have written to tell me that after adopting The Hallelujah Diet they had seen over 170 different physical and emotional problems disappear from their bodies and their lives. One gentleman, after only 6 months on The Hallelujah Diet, reported a 60-pound weight loss and the disappearance of 28 different physical problems. You can read these testimonies every week in this Health Tip, or you can read thousands more by going to our website. I encourage folks who begin the diet to before they begin the diet, make a list in a journal of some kind of all the physical problems they are experiencing, and each day after making the diet change record any changes. What would your list have on it?
Stem Cells are Living Cells, TooStem cells have been much in the news in recent years. Our government has provided large sums of money for stem cell research. Politicians argue over the source of these stems cells and try and make as much political hay as they can over the issue. Why are stem cells such a political issue? Because politicians believe that by providing ever-greater sums of money for research, they can obtain political favor, and thus votes, from constituents who are suffering illness and looking to government for the solution and resolution of their ills. But there’s a much more important reason that we should care about stem ells, and it has nothing to do with the medical community and their pills, chemicals, and procedures. In fact, we don’t need any of those things. Researchers are finding that stem cells, themselves, have the ability to rebuild the body. God so made our physical body that when it is experiencing ultimate health (created by placing within it the high quality building materials found exclusively in raw plant-sourced foods), the bone marrow, produces all the stem cells the body needs to rebuild its broken-down areas! These stem cell are ”downloaded” into the blood system where they flow to broken-down parts of the body and (go figure) initiate the healing process. Isn’t God good? In His infinite wisdom, He provided us with stem cells, so that our body could self-heal. If all a person had to do is eat healthy to obtain these stem cells and experience their healing power, the political issue and political advantage to those politicians who promote stem cell research would disappear. Yes my friend, we are “fearfully and wonderfully made!”
My Story of Self-HealingI will bring this article to a semi-conclusion by sharing a Bible verse that I find especially illuminating:
“Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things so that they youth is renewed like the Eagles” ~ Psalm 103:5Certainly God "satisfieth my mouth with good" when I adopted The Hallelujah Diet and saw not only my cancer simply go away, but also all the other physical problems I was experiencing at the time. Let me tell you more... In January 1976, at the age of 42, while pastoring a very successful church in Glens Falls, New York, I was told I had colon cancer. Not wanting to go the medical route my mother had gone before me for her colon cancer — because of the horrible side-effects she experienced due to modern medical procedures — I went looking for an alternative, while asking God to please “instruct me on the way I should go.” God led me to Evangelist Lester Roloff in Texas for counsel. Brother Rolloff supposed me in my decision to reject the traditional medical route, and urged me to change what I ate from the nutritionally empty Standard American Diet to the Genesis 1:29 diet, along with lots of carrot juice. Almost immediately I started to get well, and within one year there not only was no sign of cancer, but also all other physical problems I was experiencing at the time had disappeared. In January 2014, it will be 38 years since I made that diet change. On February 12, 2014, I will (Lord willing) celebrate my 80th birthday. Today, at age 79, I not only have a lean, muscular, and healthy body, but I do not have an ache or a pain in my body, and I can do almost anything physically and probably more mentally then I could as a 20-year-old. For over 21 years now, through Hallelujah Acres, I have been sharing what I have learned and experienced with anyone who would listen. Something else happened 21 years ago: Rhonda went on The Hallelujah Diet to prove me a liar; to prove that the diet wouldn’t work for her debilitating arthritis. Within one year of making the diet change, she knew that I had been right. Her arthritis was gone, she had lost 85 pounds...and then I married her. Since then, she has lost an additional 20 pounds, had her eye-glass strength reduced 4 times, and seen a torn rotator cuff heal without surgery. Today with Rhonda at my side, we power walk 4 miles most every day and lead very active lives thanks to the living foods we feed our miraculous, self-healing bodies.
My Health Tip to YouMy health tip to you is a simple one: celebrate...and give thanks. First rejoice in the fact that if you make some simple changes to the way you eat and a few minor adjustments to your lifestyle, you can erase the effects of years of unhealthy living and open the door to a lifetime free from illness. Then acknowledge our Creator, the source of this miraculous self-healing body with which we have each been endowed.
Next week, the good Lord willing and if the creeks don’t rise too high, we will return with another exciting issue of the Hallelujah Acres Health Tip. Trust you will join us and that you will share these Health Tips with friends and loved ones.