Due to a herniated disc, I have suffered with low back pain for many years, and have been taking anti-inflammatory drugs. While this was going on, I developed other physical problems that became a concern: light headedness, continual dizziness, sore eyes, nausea, and flu-like symptoms. My family doctor thought I might have a virus. These problems persisted, and after a while I developed more problems--insomnia, continual stomach pain, chest pain, tremors or shakes (especially during the night hours), headaches, diarrhea, always tired, lack of energy and lack of concentration. By this time I thought there was something very seriously wrong with me. I saw so many specialists--ENT, cardiologist, endocrinologist, neurologist, and a host of other 'ologists.' Lots of blood work was performed, along with x- rays, a barium enema, CT scans of my head, abdomen and low back. These tests revealed irritable bowel syndrome and a spastic colon. I had given so much blood for testing that I asked the nurse to put a spigot in my arm to make it easier and allow some of the bruising to heal. What perplexed me the most was the 'stab in the dark' approach: 'Let's try this and see what happens'
approach I was hearing from my medical doctors. I was on three or four different medications for my GI tract, plus thyroid pills, with no noticeable improvements. I reached a point of total frustration, feeling at the end of my rope.
At this point, I decided to look outside conventional medicine for answers and started looking into alternative therapies. I began poring over books and literature on naturopathic remedies and homeopathy. The first naturopath suggested I start mega-dosing with vitamins and minerals. I did, but after a short while I actually felt worse. I became a nervous wreck and started taking herbs, hoping they would bring some relief. I completed an herbal cleanse, and also had colon hydrotherapy. By September 1999, I was a complete basket-case. I started to take a prescription anti-depressant in early December to try and get rid of the nervous stomach, shakes and insomnia. I felt I could no longer endure what I was going through, moment by moment, day by day, and week after week.
After much soul-searching and daily cries to God, I begged Him to heal me or take me--I just couldn't stand it anymore. There were many days when all of the physical symptoms and pain were so overwhelming I just wanted to die, and had suicidal thoughts. It was at this time we received a call from some dear friends. It was suggested I get off all man- made, synthetic, artificial vitamins and minerals. They sent me an article by Dr. Malkmus. This truly was a Godsend--an answer to many prayers. Within three months after going on the Hallelujah Diet, all my physical symptoms were gone, including my back pain! Praise God! I weaned myself off the anti-depressants that I had taken the past six months, despite my psychiatrist telling me I should continue to take them for at least a year to eighteen months longer. My doctors told me I would be off work for eighteen months to two years, but I was back to work by the end of May. When I made the diet change, at age 40, (6'1 tall), I weighed 220 pounds. Now I am a trim 180 pounds and for the first time in years I literally spring out of bed in the morning, loaded with energy and ready to face the day.
My doctors were amazed at my rapid recovery. I tried to explain to them that all I did was simply change my diet and lifestyle. I continue to rejoice as God is leading me, and causing many others to cross my path with whom I can share this exciting message of hope. I am so glad God opened my blind eyes and has given this servant an opportunity to declare to the whole world, 'We don't have to be sick!' We can take back control of our health.
Our entire family has been on the Hallelujah Diet since May. My wonderful wife of twenty years had been plagued with allergies all of her life--she is rejoicing as well. She cut out all milk and dairy products, and in three weeks she no longer required her pills. No hives and no itching! Praise God! And she continues to see improvements.
Thank you Brother Malkmus for having the chutzpah to stand for truth and boldly proclaiming this much needed message in a confused world filled with sickness and suffering--dying needless premature deaths! 'My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.' I am eager to meet you, and attend Health Minister training. Just as you have so often said, I feel like a flaming evangelist on a mission. To show people how they can be healthy and how they can improve the quality and productivity of their lives is truly a noble calling. Now I can preach the whole Gospel message-- ministering to people's spiritual and physical needs. May God continue to bless His work through you and give you the strength and courage to carry on.