As a child of the 60s and 70s, I did some serious damage to my body (smoking, drinking, drugs. etc.), but have always loved researching healthy diets/lifestyles. When I was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 1990 (which I traced back to those 'wild' years in the 70s), I began doing a lot of research into natural 'cures'. At one point I was taking 100 supplements a day at a cost of over $1,000.00 a month. In December 2006, because of a very unhealthy diet and a lot of stress, I had gained a lot of weight and my blood pressure went up so high my cardiologist put me on blood pressure medication. I experienced terrible side effects from these drugs - I was like a cross between a zombie and Mr. Hyde - and I knew I had to get off those drugs, because behavior changes were affecting not only me, but my family as well. It was at this time, God sent a woman from my fellowship group at church to remind me of The Hallelujah Diet. I had heard about The Hallelujah Diet previously, but had not researched it. That day I jumped on the Hallelujah Acres website, learned about The Hallelujah Diet, ordered Dr. Malkmus' books and BarleyMax, stopped taking my blood pressure medication, and there has been no looking back. It has now been 4-months since I adopted The Hallelujah Diet, and I am feeling better than I can ever remember. I now know down to my very soul that this diet/lifestyle is the way God intended us to eat and the only way back to true health - and this is coming from someone who has spent years researching natural health. In addition, God has been sending people my way since then who have many health issues, and I have been trying to help them start and stick to The Hallelujah Diet and Lifestyle. Before coming in contact with Hallelujah Acres, I had been very heavy hearted because I could not figure out what God's purpose for my life was, but I am now convinced that being a Hallelujah Acres Health Minister is my calling. Word is getting around church and work about my own medical results, with lots of compliments on my 'glow', 'weight loss', and 'attitude change', so you never know what God will do. Since I began The Hallelujah Diet, and telling others about it, I have received invitations to hold nutrition classes in 2 different Chiropractors' offices once I have completed Health Minister Training. Until then I will continue reading like crazy - currently, The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, and teaching everyone who will listen all that I have learned. I have not been this passionate about anything in years! This 'good news' is perhaps the most important news (except for the good news of Jesus Christ) that anyone could ever hear, and I feel so privileged to be a part of spreading the Hallelujah health message everywhere I go. Since beginning The Hallelujah Diet 4-months ago, my weight has dropped from 162 to 139 pounds, for a weight loss of 23 pounds. Cholesterol has dropped from 198 to 133. Blood pressure has dropped from 140/90 to 100/68. Heart arrhythmia, which was very erratic, is much improved. arthritis in knees, neck & back is much improved. depression has improved. Swollen and painful hemorrhoids are gone. Rough and blemished skin is now smooth as silk and clear. I have gone from a state of extremely low energy to a brand new vibrant me. from almost no physical activity to working out 5-6 days a week. Also, my very painful back is steadily improving, and my very bad and ugly toenail fungus is improving. As for my Hepatitis C virus/blood ratio, which was 1,930,000 before making the diet change, I go for testing on June 13 (normal should be 50) and I am excitedly looking forward to see this number improving.