I received your book 'God's Way to Ultimate Health' in June 1995. I have not touched meat since I closed that book! Within one week I lost a roll of fat on my hips! I gained weight in 1990 and could not lose it. I exercised till I dropped from exhaustion and nearly starved myself. But the week after I started your diet, I put my exercise tape on, put my hands on my hips and my hands fell down - the fat was gone! I had been so busy that weekend I hadn't noticed any loss. After all, I had been trying to get the fat off for 5 years! I cried.
Within a few more weeks I noticed more. I had arthritis in several places in my body, but my back was the worst. I could not move without pain. But I endured the pain and never let it stop me. I would weed my garden - but no more than 20 to 30 minutes, because I could not move after that. I would hobble over in a bent over position to a wall and pull myself up, then hobble into the house. The pain was so horrible I would just sit and cry. It would take several hours to get back to moving. Needless to say, I did not weed often.
However, once on your diet things changed. Probably 2-3 weeks after reading your book and changing my diet, I went into a room and started sorting papers in boxes on the floor. I stood and bent over. Two and a half hours later I stood up. Then it dawned on me - I stood up!!! No Spasms!!! I looked at my watch and couldn't believe it. Oh yes, I cried!! Tears of joy - not pain. Praise God!!
Over Labor Day Weekend, our church has a retreat in Southern Oregon on top of a very high mountain. The older ladies go down the hill to an orchard to pick fruit. Last year I could not make it up the hill because of my asthma and my son had to drive down and pick me up. This year, I left the older ladies and joined the younger ones as we climbed higher and higher up the mountain. I am 45 years old and when we got to the top of the mountain, I ran up 3 flights of steep stairs while the younger ladies were complaining of pain. I felt great - no pain! No breathing problems! I was bouncing with joy! God is so good! Also, I have more energy, less stress, no menstrual cramping - I am healthier than I have ever been. For Christmas, we have given our family your book. I make copies of the order form and give them to anyone who will listen. I even have my husband, a Nazarene Pastor, on your diet. I took him to hear you when you gave a seminar in Portland this past September. That is when he finally gave up meat. He is doing better and knows it is right. Thank you!