One day, while walking through a Christian bookstore, I happened to notice a book that dealt with critiques of treatment choices, including diets, for chronic illness. I picked it up and flipped through it. That is where I first heard of the Hallelujah Diet. The book was not positive in its report on the diet and stated that malnutrition may be a problem with this approach. That evening, I remembered the name of the diet and typed it into my computer search engine. I found your website and read all I could about the diet. Something told me that this was my hope for recover. My main concern at this point was the reaction that my family, especially my husband, would have to this type of treatment option. I had been a hospice nurse for years and had always supported many conventional types of treatment for those with life-threatening diseases. Yet, I also had endorsed and used alternative therapies for those patients who were open to them and had seen favorable results. I remembered well what I had always stressed to my patients, "Attitude is everything!
After continued research into vegan diets, I went on an altered form of the diet in May of 2001. I was afraid that my family and friends would not support me if I told them what I was doing, so I just said that I was on a cancer diet. I started feeling better within three weeks and found my energy returning and feeling much like my former self. On the next visit to my oncologist, my blood tests were much improved. My oncologist told me to continue to do what I was doing, at which point I told him that I did not intend to have cancer much longer and was going to beat it with my new diet. He picked up my lab tests and waved them in my face and said, "Jackie, this is a malignant process, and I have never seen anyone defeat cancer with a diet." "But, if you do, tell me first, and I'll write it up and we'll both be famous!" I will someday soon, remind him of that remark!
I finally got smart and went on the total Hallelujah Diet regime on March 1, 2002. I am feeling stronger every day, and although I have not beaten this disease yet, I have absolute faith that God is with me every step of the way and will lead me to wellness.
I wish that I could tell every person who is ill about the Hallelujah Diet. I do find that so many of my peers are skeptical. One of my physicians recently asked me if I was still on that "Bible diet." I hope to become a health minister once I'm back to normal again and will definitely go on the band wagon for the Hallelujah Diet. The medical nursing professions need to understand this approach and teach it as a preventive measure in routine care and avoid illness in the first place.
Thank you for opening the door to continued hope and wellness for me. I will always be grateful.