physician-induced health issues. I have been 'playing' with healthy practices for years, but kept getting lazy or distracted, and cheating. My family was sick to death of my trying to recruit them as diet-buddies. But alas, one must stick to the program to see it work.
In February 2005, I proposed a bargain to my family: 'If you go on The Hallelujah Diet faithfully for one month, and at the end of the month can truthfully say that you feel no better, I will never say another word to you about what you are eating again.' Well, I knew the deck was stacked, because anyone would feel better in one month on The Hallelujah Diet! Oh, but to get me to stop talking about nutrition, and the poisons they were putting into their bodies, was too much for them to resist.
Grudgingly, my family joined me on The Hallelujah Diet. My husband's caffeine withdrawal was brutal. But praise God, he stuck with it, and he no longer consumes a pot per day - not even a cup! It has been such a blessing to me, to prepare food that our entire family will eat, instead of healthy food for me, and something unhealthy for them. Make no mistake; this diet change hasn't been a picnic! But the benefits are starting to roll in already, and that does make it easier.
My husband has diabetes. Unbeknown to me, his blood sugar had skyrocketed to nearly 500! But since going on The Hallelujah Diet, his blood sugar levels have been steadily coming down - 375, 223, 151, 141, 138, 117! praise God! My husband doesn't think he's a believer in the diet yet, but he can't argue with the visible results - including a weight loss of 15 pounds so far! He is also sharing The
Hallelujah Diet with others - his overweight eye doctor, his candy-dependent co-worker, and his newly diagnosed diabetic friend. Praise God again and again!
And thank you too, Dr. Malkmus for your weekly Health Tips that show up in my E-mail box, even on the weeks I would have forgotten about reading them; for the experts that you have on your staff; and for the information from experts you share in your weekly Health Tips that have done the research to prove the finer points of The Hallelujah Lifestyle for the nay sayers. Thank you also for looking to the Author and Finisher of our faith to give you direction - and then boldly proclaiming what has to be an unwelcome message to many. I covet your prayers, so that in six months to a year, I can write again to tell you how healthy we all are, how my cancer is gone, diabetes gone too, how much weight we've lost, and how our outreach of sharing this health message is making a difference in our community. Nothing is too hard for our God!