Dear Rev. Malkmus, In 2000 I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type II. I had also reached an unmanageable weight; cholesterol and triglyceride levels were off the chart; and I felt perpetually tired and discouraged. I live with and love a meat eater, and that makes it very difficult to do The Hallelujah Diet. But since I stopped eating meat and cut out all dairy products, my husband eats a lot more veggies and whole grains.
We do not do the BarleyMax or carrot juice yet, but just the changes my husband has made so far, has made his blood pressure drop so much that he has had to discontinue one of his medications, something we never thought we would see. This is causing him to take a second look at this way of life. But I am having a terribly difficult time making these healthy life changes while living with someone who still thinks I am a fanatic, and who tempts me over and over again. I am usually a strong person, but when stressed I have great weakness. I feel that over time this will get easier, as I learn new foods to eat and enjoy, and it has already gotten easier as my husband learns to enjoy new things and to not need so much the 'full feeling' he gets with meat and dairy.