God's Original Diet
by Pastor George Malkmus
Confusion abounds as to what comprises the ideal diet. Many people are seeking a proper diet, but few are finding it -- as the tremendous number of physical problems people are experiencing today strongly attests.
Why is there so much confusion? Why are so many suffering from so many physical problems? Part of the answer to these questions is because so much of the information concerning what we should be eating is contradictory! For instance, one voice says you need meat for protein and strength while other voices say meat causes heart attacks, strokes, cancer, etc., and is bad for you.
We have been told for years that cow's milk is a perfect food and is necessary for strong teeth and bones. Yet recently, Dr. Benjamin Spock and a large number of other medical doctors said cow's milk is not good for you and should never be given to children. How do we know what to believe or who to believe?
What is the ideal diet?
For approximately 42 years of my life, my diet consisted of what most people consider the good-ole American diet. Bacon and eggs or pancakes and sausage for breakfast, a meat sandwich for lunch, meat and potatoes and a sugar desert for dinner, along with candy, chips, soda, etc. for snacks... and pizza often.
Then I took vitamin, mineral and protein supplements to make up for whatever my diet might be lacking in nutrition. This was the way I had been brought up to eat and it was also the the diet most people I knew were eating.
Well, how did I fare on this good-ole American diet? Tonsils removed at age 3. Had most of the childhood diseases. Over 30 dental fillings in one year at age 12. Had to start wearing eyeglasses in my early 30s. By age 42, I wore eyeglasses, had serious teeth and gum problems, had severe sinus and allergy problems, hemorrhoids, hypoglycemia, high blood pressure, frequent colds, headaches, pimples, etc. Also had body odor, dandruff, and my energy level was rapidly declining... I was starting to feel old!
Then at age 42 came the most devastating news... I was told that I had colon cancer! Wow!
"Why me, dear Lord?... I don't understand!... I am a minister, doing your work!... I'm too young!... "
To put it mildly, I didn't understand and I was scared. Some said I had inherited my cancer from my mom, who had just died from the same problem. Others said God was punishing me for some sin I must have in my life. Others said God was testing me. But dear-ole Brother Lestor Roloff, an Evangelist friend in Texas, said, "Your diet has been wrong. Change it!"
I took his advice, totally and overnight, changed my diet and almost as if by magic, my physical problems started to go away. In fact, within one year, every physical problem I had was gone, even my dandruff and body odor! And for more than 20 years, I have experienced no physical problems... not been to a doctor... nor taken even an aspirin. My energy level has soared and today as I rapidly approach age 65, I can honestly say I have more energy, endurance, and stamina than I had when I was 20 years old. It has all been very exciting, to say the least.
So what did I learn from all this? For more than 20 years, I have been studying nutrition and how it relates to wellness, and what I have learned is so exciting I want to share it with the whole world. In fact, if everyone in the whole world would apply what I have learned, within one year we could potentially eliminate sickness from the world! That statement sounds crazy, I know, but please don't stop reading until I have a chance to explain.
When God created man, he placed him in a garden setting, and told him his diet was to consist of simply raw fruits and vegetables. Read Genesis 1:29. How did man fare on such a diet? He lived an average of 912 years without any sickness. Following the flood in Genesis Chapter 7, meat was added to the diet (Genesis 9:3) and man started to cook his food. As a result of this change in diet, sickness entered the human race and man's life-span started to decline very rapidly ... from an average of 912 years prior to the flood to 100 years by the time you get to the end of the Book of Genesis!
Over 20 years ago, it was this same diet of raw fruits and vegetables -- that God originally gave mankind in Genesis 1:29 -- that saved my life and restored my health! And it has been this same diet that has kept me in perfect health with extremely high energy for more than 20 years!
So if someone were to ask me, "What is the ideal diet?" I would have to answer, "Based upon all my personal experiences and research over these 20+ years, without hesitation, I would have to say raw fruits and vegetables!"
This was the diet God originally gave to man. This was the diet that restored me to health over 20 years ago, and has sustained me ever since. And this is the diet we see people turning to after they attend our seminars. Usually it takes only a short while before they return to tell us that their physical problems are "much better" or "totally gone."
Why did I and why do others experience such wonderful results after adopting a raw fruit and vegetable diet? Let me give an illustration that I hope will make it more understandable. Most people drive an automobile and realize they must put the proper grade of gasoline in the gas tank if it is going to run properly. If a low-grade fuel is used, it will ping and knock. If sugar is put in the gas tank, it will destroy the engine. Why? Because the engine was designed to run on a certain grade of fuel. We seem to understand that our car requires the proper grade of fuel in order to run properly, and so most people are very careful to put in good fuel.
Well, what about our body? Certainly, it is much more complex than any automobile engine. But what most people fail to realize is that God designed the human body to run on a certain grade of fuel also! If we give our bodies a low-grade fuel, or the wrong fuel, they won't run properly either.
Here's why: Our body is made up of approximately one hundred trillion cells. Each of these cells has a DNA or blueprint of the cell that will replace it. As our cells die and are replaced by new cells, the new cell is totally dependent on the building materials available (the food we have been putting into our body). If the building materials have been poor, the new cell will be weaker than the cell it is replacing. If the building materials have been good, the new cell will be as strong as the cell it is replacing. If the building materials are superior, then the new cell will be stronger than the cell it is replacing. It is that basic and simple. We literally become what we eat!
Most people do not seem to realize that when food is cooked, almost all the nutritional value of the food is destroyed. All enzymes are destroyed by cooking. Approximately 83 percent of all vitamins are destroyed by cooking. The heat changes the protein into an unassimilable form, while the organic minerals our body so desperately needs are reduced to an inorganic, unusable form! Many put drugs in their body in the form of alcohol, nicotine and caffeine, all strong poisons! Then there are those who put drugs in the form of medicine into their bodies in an effort to try to correct physical problems caused by these low-grade fuels or poisons. But all these drugs do is mask the real problem and create new problems for which another drug must be taken. Every one of these drugs, even aspirin, is liver toxic . . . it damages the liver. It is a miracle our bodies survive as long as they do, with the abuses we heap upon them. Fortunately, there is a better answer to our physical problems.
Here at Hallelujah Acres, we teach that almost all our physical problems are caused by improper diet and lifestyle... and that if we will but change to a higher grade of fuel -- raw food -- the body will usually heal itself of whatever ails it!
We also teach that the fastest way to restore the body to wellness is to rebuild the immune system and other essential organs. This can best be done through the use of freshly extracted, raw, vegetable juices. Why? Because with the pulp or fiber removed, no digestion is necessary and within 5 to 10 minutes, the concentrated nutrients are in the blood stream feeding the cells and rebuilding the immune system. Then as the immune system rebuilds, the body's own healing mechanism goes to work correcting the body of whatever physical problems it may have... whether it be high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, migraines, obesity, anemia, acid stomach, etc.
Our bodies will usually literally heal themselves when we stop putting into them what has caused our physical problems, and then provide the body with the proper building materials to rebuild. Here at Hallelujah Acres, we receive word daily, from all over the world, from people who have adopted the ideal diet, and have been healed... often problems they have had for 10, 20, 30 years or more, are better or gone in a few days to a few months. Yes, God's Original Diet does work!!!