Dr. Malkmus, In February 2002 I was admitted to the Emergency Room with shortness of breath, fever, increased heart rate and flu-like symptoms, and was diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia. My lungs were so congested the doctor was unable to get reliable X-rays or MRI. For seven days I was treated with antibiotics, inhalers, and nebulizers every four hours. When I was released, my oxygen saturation, (amount of oxygen in blood) was below normal, so I had to remain on oxygen in order to be released. While in the hospital, I was diagnosed with the following: COPD (chronic obstructed pulmonary disease), emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, and shortness of breath. Other ailments included obesity, high blood pressure, sinusitis, acid reflux, heartburn, skin cancer, dry skin, heart murmur, anxiety, constipation and bleeding hemorrhoids. At 62-years-old I had to go on disability; was not able to walk up steps; could only take even a few steps before having to stop for breath; and it was extremely difficult to even take a shower. I prayed for God to just let me die.
I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. As you know, the medical profession teaches very little about nutrition. So needless to say I had been on the Standard American Diet (SAD) my entire life. I had known about The Hallelujah Diet for several years before becoming so sick, but had not changed my diet or lifestyle. So after being diagnosed with all of the above problems, and because I felt so bad, I decided to give The Hallelujah Diet a 30-day trial, but no longer. On September 22, 2005, I went cold turkey on the diet, while giving up the chicken, steak, pizza, milk, cheese, and other things Hallelujah Acres said were creating my physical problems. When I stopped consuming all of these poisons, my body almost immediately began to heal.
Three months after beginning the diet, I joined the YWCA and began working out 7-days a week. What has been the result of this diet and lifestyle change? All my ailments have totally disappeared except I still have some symptoms of the COPD and emphysema. Since making the diet change, I have never cheated because I remember how bad I felt before and that's enough to keep me on this Hallelujah Diet for the rest of my life with the help of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Oh, by the way, I have also lost 65 pounds and been able to get off all but a few of my medications! I still have to use some oxygen, but I realize that I fed my body poisons for 65 years and it will take more time to totally heal. I am now 66-years- old and feel better than I have felt for many, many years. God willing, I plan to return to work soon.
It is heartbreaking to see so many people suffering like I used to suffer. I tell everybody I meet about The Hallelujah Diet, and it gets frustrating at times because so few people want to listen. However, I will continue to set the example and pray others will follow as they see the results in my body. Dr. Malkmus, thanks to you and Rhonda for your dedication and hard work, and for teaching others how to not only get healthy, but to stay healthy.