In July of 2000, our granddaughter was born and of course many pictures were taken. When I saw my picture with her, it was as if my eyes were open for the first time to the fact I had gained a lot of weight. My weight was up to 235 pounds, and I believed this weight gain was the reason for many of the other physical problems I was experiencing.
In September of 2001, Health Minister Chef Bill Paul, a friend of mine, told me about a class he was starting that he thought would help me with my many physical problems. At that time, my problems included allergies, serious sinusitis, colds, and flu. I was on medication for high blood pressure (158/96) even with the medication, migraine headaches, thyroid problems, and the doctor was about to put me on medication for my high cholesterol (258). I suffered from constipation and diarrhea, continual yeast infections, joint pain, along with severe back pain. I also had weak fingernails, dry hair & skin, toe nails that were thick and cracking, pimple outbreaks on my face, and small pimple-like bumps on the back of my arms and shoulders (I had had these all my life). Additionally, I was experiencing urinary incontinence, water retention, sugar cravings, PMS problems, fatigue (I would doze off even at a red light), and still weighed almost 200 pounds.
Shortly after talking to Chef Paul, I attended his first nutritional class. That night driving home, I prayed that the Lord would enable me to take on this lifestyle (The Hallelujah Diet) for the rest of my life. Prior to this time, I had tried almost every diet and had never been able to get the weight off and to keep it off. By the time I got home, I felt God had answered my prayer. I told my husband, Kirk, that I had found what we had been looking for, and he said that because I was so convicted, he would agree to support me in the program.
Thanks to The Hallelujah Diet I no longer have sinus, colds, or flu problems. My blood pressure is now normal (108/70) without medications, and my headaches are gone. My thyroid is now working perfectly without medications, and my cholesterol has dropped from 258 to 196. I have no more diarrhea, constipation, or yeast infections. My knees are better than ever, and my back pain is completely gone. My hair is looking healthier, and my skin is so smooth and soft with no more dryness. My toenails are now normal for the first time in 35 years, and I have no more problems with pimple breakouts on my face or the back of my arms or shoulders. I no longer have urinary incontinence, retain
water, or crave sugar, while my PMS and fatigue problems are gone. My stress level is very low, and things don't upset me like before.
I had complete blood work done recently just to see in writing how healthy I was. Well my doctor was very excited with the results of the tests, which reflected that all my organs were functioning perfectly, and that the red and white blood cell count was very good.
There are two other very unexpected changes that have taken place since I adopted The Hallelujah Diet -- I have had a scar on the lower part of my stomach since 1969 that had become very hard and red. I also had scars on my breasts resulting from numerous surgeries in 1976 at which time the doctors did a mastectomy. These scars are becoming softer, and are lighter in color, and my surgeon is very pleased with this.
I give blood platelets every month (I have a high platelet count and mine can be used for newborns), and in the past there has always been white globs of fat floating in the platelets. Now my platelets are almost completely free of fat. This is unheard of at our blood bank, and the nurses have gotten excited about my improved health.
I praise the Lord for your ministry of sharing God's healthy way of eating with others, and I am so excited to be a part of a ministry where I can share my personal experiences to help others on their way to getting healthy and staying balanced."
I have been sharing The Hallelujah Diet through the Weigh of Wisdom program since January. My classes have had 28 graduates. God is truly at work in many lives, and I want to continue sharing your diet. But 'Weigh of Wisdom' is changing their program to include the eating of meat products, which goes against most of what they have been teaching. I would like to become a Health Minister with Hallelujah Acres and work your 'Get Healthy, Stay Balanced' program.