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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2006

    Not all it is cracked up to be

    The Hallelujah Diet is based on the ministery of George Malkmus' interpretation of Genesis 1:29, which he interprets to mean that God intended man to consist on a total Vegan Diet. Very few reputable and educated Bible scholars agree with this interpretation. Further almost no educated nutrionists believe anything other than that we are omnivores. Nevertheless, there are many people who swear by this diet because it does do a very good job of promoting rapid weight loss and removing elements from the diet such as processed food. Unfortunately, it has very serious problems when adhered to long term. Chief among these is a Vitamin B12 deficiency, anemia and other deficiencies noted in about 9 other nutritional categories. Because the diet is based upon the interpretations of George Malkmus and tied to the Bible any questioning or criticizing of the diet itself are discouraged as being the equivelent of questioning God himself and so many people who have been on this diet long term tend to keep their doubts to themselves and then suffer with the deficiencies while cheating quietly to get what their bodies are craving. In fact, studies conducted by Hallelujah Acres themselves indicate that over half of the people on th ediet, including health ministers, cheat regularly. These are the primary points that I think someone reading this book should keep in mind. 1. First, I believe it is bad theology to base a diet upon Gen 1:29 and to ignore everything else in the Bible that speaks of diet and nutrition. If a meat diet was the result of sin, then it would make sense that Christ would have been a vegan to adhere to all righteousness. Christ was not a vegan. He in fact partook of the passover feast which was lamb. His miracles involved multiplying fish and bread, both of which are foods banned by the Hallelujah Diet. Jesus served his disciples broiled fish. Was Jesus serving them poison? 2. Second, I believe it is bad science to claim that the human body is engineered for vegetables only. Our teeth say we are omnivores. Our digestive system says we are omnivores. 3. Many people think Hallelujah Acres is a ministry. It is a for-profit organization and they profit from the sale of juicers, supplements and literature. They have a financial interest in your acceptance of their teaching and seek to translate your acceptance into some big ticket items and then an ongoing regimen of health supplements that can average over $2,000 per year. Small wonder they are slow to publish anything that would jeopardize that cash flow. Keep in mind while you read it, that ultimately they want to sell you something and they will make a profit. 4. There is a strong anti-medical point of view present that in effect relegates all who reject their message by using medicine, doctors, or anything but blind adherence to their diet plan to less than fully Christian or fully faithful. 5. Only the positive is emphasized. Retractions are rare or non-existent. 6. Some refer to it as a cult. While I would not go that far, I would say that there are strong elements of it present. When rational thought is suspended in favor of blind faith and the people promoting the message have a financial interest in your behavior, then there is a recipe for abuse. 7. Dr. Malkmus' testimony of healing from cancer was never verified medically and is based on his hearsay. He has himself recently had instances of a rare stroke condition and is on medication. In fairness, he disclosed it in his newsletter. It is a radical departure from the standards he's preached and shows that not everything is solvable by diet alone. It is no coincidence, in my opinion, that the condition he describes is pretty rare here in the US and in fact more common in third world countries where it is associated with a form of malnutrition found primarily in Vegans. 8. Dr. Malkmus' doctorate is honorary and he is not a medical doctor nor does he have an earned doctorate. N

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2006

    It has changed our life!

    I have always wanted to eat healthy but this is the first book that I have followed that has truly changed our life. My entire family now uses this lifestyle and wow, do we feel better! In 3 days my restless legs were gone and I have never in my life felt so alert and awake and ready to go! My husband's joints feel younger and my 14 year olds face is clearing up. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to be truly healthy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2006

    Definitely a very important contribution to one of the most urgent questions of our time.

    The importance of this book to the committed Christian cannot be overstated. 'The Hallelujah Diet' may not pose much new information about health and nutrition, compared to its predessor 'Why Christians Get Sick', but it has assumed a greater urgency. Can a Christian conscientiously continue in the current day's eating and lifestyle, knowing it contributes to the disease and death of millions worldwide? And -- most important -- if not, how else? There have been countless books released on this issue, most of them merely idealistic rather than biblical in viewpoint. According to the credo of the authors, research on the subject of health, nutrition and lifestyle should start from the Scripture -- not from preconceived ideas, and they adhere firmly to that standpoint throughout this book. The clarity of the authors' exposition, the pertinence of their analysis, the vigour of their convictions and the firmness of the numerous testimonies woven in make 'The Hallelujah Diet' a very important contribution to one of the most urgent questions of our time. My recommendation. André Bessler of Bremen, Germany

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    This book is great

    I absolutely love this book and the testimonies in it. I've recommended it several times to people who are suffering illnesses.

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