Rev. Malkmus, I started the Hallelujah diet a little over a year ago mostly because of acid reflux. Just about everything I ate created instant misery. I did not go cold turkey on the diet, and I had a hard time getting through the detox stage. Every time I was very good, I felt bad, so I would eat something I shouldn't (eggs for breakfast, etc.), but that just made me worse.
I did have to work at my new lifestyle in the beginning. Now, a year later, so much has improved. The acid reflux went away in just a few days. I have no joint pain. Have not had a single cold. My cholesterol has dropped from the 170's to 144. I was not overweight, so only lost a few pounds. I have unbelievable energy and can walk a much greater distance. A few warts I had just went away. My nerves are better, sleep is better, my mind functions great.
I am 67 years old, have six grandchildren, and work full-time with computers for a large company which is over an hour's drive from home. I lug rocks around for my garden, plant hundreds of new bulbs and plants each year, shovel dirt, maintain the yard, work on my house, and much more. Everyone thinks I'm in my early 50's. I could go on and on.
I just wish more people could understand how easy it is to feel so good, and the best part is I don't feel as though I had to give up anything. My life has been enriched so much. Please take good care of yourself, because we need you around for a long, long time.