This helps make The Hallelujah Diet extremely easy to understand and follow, along with making it much less time consuming.
Cooked Food On The Hallelujah Diet
This is the concept in a nutshell: limit your cooked food portion to 15% of your daily intake.
How? Simply restrict cooked foods to one meal and fill up on raw fruits and veggies the rest of the day.
It really is that simple! There’s no need to count your calories or weigh your food to determine your 15% intake. In fact, that 15% will look different from one person to the next — that’s the freedom of The Hallelujah Diet!
For example, you may be the type of person who needs some cooked food at the beginning of the day after drinking your first BarleyMax, and that’s OK. Just make sure it’s something that’s easy on your digestive system, like a green smoothie, fruit, or whole grain or oatmeal with rice milk or almond milk.
Remember that if you eat cooked food at breakfast, eat raw foods for the rest of the day.
If you choose to keep your cooked portion for lunch, consider a sprouted grain pita pocket or some other cooked food that is easy to digest. Here again, you should always have your BarleyMax handy and drink it before or with your meal.
Contrary to popular assumption, you will not lose any noticeable effects of BarleyMax if you drink it right before a meal. In fact, if the meal includes some good fats, they will actually help your body absorb some nutrients in BarleyMax better.
Though some choose breakfast or lunch to consume their cooked food, I still prefer to keep my cooked portion for dinner.
Rhonda and I begin the evening meal with a teaspoon of BarleyMax (we like to consume it 15 to 30 minutes before the meal). This is followed by the main course – usually a large vegetable salad bursting with color and variety.
The salad can be in the form of a cut-up salad or, as Rhonda and I prefer, taking all the salad fixings and placing them in a blender with a tablespoon of our favorite salad dressing, blending it, and consuming it as a blended salad.
Then comes the cooked portion – this can be a baked sweet potato (preferred over a baked white potato); brown rice or other whole grain; whole grain pasta; steamed vegetables; baked squash; or beans (an excellent source of protein.)
Notice that we fill up on the raw foods before adding the cooked. This helps us maintain the 15% cooked ratio we desire.
No matter when you choose to have your 15% cooked food during the day, make sure to d BarleyMax before or with your meal and chew your raw foods well; this way, your appetite will already be partially satisfied, which will naturally curb your desire for too much cooked food.
As you can see, The Hallelujah Diet is an extremely simple diet to follow. It is a diet that has been embraced by millions of people around the world who have shared their testimonies of restored health, renewed energy, and even reversal of disease symptoms.
In an upcoming Health Tip we will explain a day on The Hallelujah Diet in detail, with lots of ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks. Stay tuned!
“Hi Rev. Malkmus, My husband Steve and I were at Hallelujah Acres recently for Health Minister Training. You, Paul, Ann, and Rhonda all did a wonderful job! Your whole staff is very impressive and we loved the level of excellence that surrounds your health ministry. Thank you for making yourselves so accessible to the people attending the training.
In the health class I taught at our church recently, I had several moms who are making this diet and lifestyle change not only for themselves but also their toddlers and young children. They want to know if they should give these young ones B12 supplementation, and if so, how young should they start and how much should they give them?
P.S. We have been in ministry for 35 years, ministering in churches ranging from 2,000 members to over 40,000 members (Second Baptist Church, Houston, Texas). I can’t begin to tell you how fired up Steve and I are about reaching the body of Christ with the Hallelujah Acres health message. This health message is also the ‘springboard’ we’ve been praying for to reach the lost for Jesus. Most people are ready to hear anything you have to say when they are sick and want to get well. Like I told you at Health Minister Training, you Rev. Malkmus are one of my ‘heroes of the faith.”
Cindy W., Augusta, Georgia
If children are on The Hallelujah Diet they need B12 supplementation (as do children on any other diet, even if they are consuming animal source foods every day).
It can be given by taking one Hallelujah Acres sublingual B12-B6-Folic Acid tablet and crushing it. A few of the crushed crumbles can be provided the child about three times per week. One tablet should last two weeks. It can be dissolved in the mouth or added to something they are eating.
Children need about 50% of their diet to be raw plant source foods and about 50% cooked plant source foods. It is also good to provide them with more frequent snacks in-between meals along with a good, substantial breakfast.
I would also recommend a book written by Olin Idol, ND, CNC, titled “Pregnancy, Children and the Hallelujah Diet” which outlines areas of concern for children.
“My husband and I recently adopted the mostly raw Hallelujah Diet due to my husband’s recent diagnosis of prostate cancer. We adopted the diet rather than submitting to the surgery and radiation therapy route the doctor prescribed. After being on the diet a short time we both did a litmus test to check on whether our bodies were too acidic or not. My test showed I was fairly normal but my husband’s revealed that he was highly alkaline. Is this bad?”
Random testing of urine or saliva really tells us very little; these tests are not a very good guide as to the acidity or alkalinity of the body fluids.
The body will automatically maintain a stable blood pH of 7.35 to 7.40 as this is critical to sustaining life. Other body fluids have different pH levels.
Ideally, the first morning urine pH will be 5.8 to 6.2; that is if the liver is detoxifying the toxins throughout the night. The pH testing values will vary if one has to get up during the night to urinate.
Saliva pH also varies but is often slightly acidic (under a pH of 7.0). When checked about 15 to 30 minutes after eating or drinking, it should move into the alkaline range.
Because there are so many variables, we discourage people putting too much stock in pH testing of their saliva and urine.
I never check my pH. The Hallelujah Diet, after one has been on it for a period of time, should automatically keep the pH levels of the blood, urine, and saliva just right.
Eat right, exercise right, and pH will be right almost 100% of the time!
“Dear Rev. Malkmus, Does organic dark chocolate have caffeine in it? I have been told that I should not to be concerned about the caffeine because eating small amounts of it are good for heart heath. I would appreciate your thoughts on this.”
REV. MALKMUS RESPONDS:
There is a chocolate craze going on today among raw foodists. There are some who are touting it as the next best thing to carrot juice. But there are some things we need to realize about chocolate even if it is organic.
First, chocolate contains theobromine, a compound similar to caffeine. Personally, I will not consume it and for sure I do not recommend it.
There are so many products on the market today that are touted as being good for this or that, but I try to stick with the basics of what the body needs to make it well and keep it well.
Certainly the body has no need for a good dose of chocolate for its antioxidant content because it also contains a good dose of theobromine.
There are so many other foods on the market that have powerful antioxidant properties without the negative effects of theobromine, or caffeine for that matter.
As far as heart health goes, my formula for heart health is:
- Eliminate all animal source foods.
- Maintain a diet comprised of 85% raw and 15% cooked plant sourced foods.
- Have an exercise program where you get the heart into the aerobic range for a minimum of 20 minutes a day.
I have followed the above formula for heart health for the past 36 years and am now only two years from my 80th birthday.
For heart health as well as the health of the entire body, you can’t beat eating the foods God told us we should eat in Genesis 1:29.
Last week I wrote an article titled “The True Meaning of Christmas”, which produced lots of comments and email responses. This first letter challenged what I had written:
“George, You have a great health message the world desperately needs, but to hear you don’t understand that Christmas is a pagan tradition made up by men and not by God is disheartening. Only God can establish Holy Days, Feast Days, and special Sabbaths on which we can celebrate and worship Him. For good reason God has kept hidden the date which Jesus was really born.” William
William, You are absolutely right when you say that the date of Jesus’ birth is unknown, and that the day we celebrate Christmas was originally a pagan holiday.
But I think it is kind of neat the way the world has turned what was originally a pagan holiday into a day we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Though we don’t know the exact date Jesus was born, we do know that He was born.
When Rhonda and I celebrate Christ’s birth on Christmas Day we are not observing a pagan holiday, but rather celebrating the birth of the One who left heaven’s glory, took on a fleshly body, born in a lowly stable, in order to eventually go to an old rugged cross where He would shed His blood in complete payment for our sins.
Though we do not know for sure on what day Jesus was born, we do enjoy and appreciate that there is a day set aside each year to remember our Saviour’s birth. The bible tells us that that when Jesus was born, the angels, shepherds and wise men all came to celebrate the birth of Jesus, should we do less?
This past Sunday morning, Christmas morning 2011, Rhonda and I were in church with about 800 others singing “Oh, come, let us adore him, Oh, come, let us adore him, Oh, come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.”
The pastor brought an outstanding Christmas message from the second chapter of the Gospel of Luke, and at the conclusion of the service over a dozen accepted Christ as Saviour. I really feel sad for those Christians who fail to celebrate the birth of Christ on what we today call “Christmas Day”. They are missing so many wonderful and exciting blessings!
Many Other Letters Received
“Dear George, you really hit the right point. In our church here in Indonesia we also preach about Jesus whose birthday we celebrate at Christmas time. Thank you for sharing “The True Meaning of Christmas” and reminding us of the real reason for the season. You shared some very powerful truths.” Health Minister Ichsan G., Indonesia
“Your article on “The True Meaning of Christmas was both interesting and timely. God bless you and Rhonda and all those at Hallelujah Acres with good health and continued success as you enlighten those Christians who don’t understand that ‘You don’t have to be sick’” Charles
“Dear George, Thank you so very much for the detailed article regarding “The True Meaning of Christmas.” Jesus has been my Lord and Saviour ever since I came to understand through the study of God’s Word about God’s plan of salvation when I was in my 20’s so many, many years ago. Oh what great joy came into my heart when I asked Jesus to come into my heart and experienced with thankfulness the forgiveness of ALL my sins. And the second greatest event in my life after salvation was when I started implementing the Genesis 1:29 Diet (Hallelujah Diet) and I learned the added gift of grace God had given me of a self-healing body. Much love, and a Merry Christmas to you, Rhonda, and all at Hallelujah Acres.” Monika H.
“Thank you for sharing ‘The True Meaning of Christmas’. It helps to remind us of the reason for the season.” Art B.
“Rev. Malkmus, the scriptures you used in your timely article ‘The True Meaning of Christmas’ were the very Scriptures God used to bring me to Jesus. It was especially joyous reading them in a format where so many others would have opportunity to hear them and hopefully come to know Jesus as I have come to know Him. May God richly bless you!” Felice
“Thank you Pastor George for telling this wonderful Christmas story again. This is the story that is seldom told nowadays and even the Christian needs to be reminded and refreshed again and again. Christmas show us God’s love in action – ‘For GOD so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life’ – John 3:16” Christine C.
“My husband and I have been involved in alternative health care for 25 years. However, he has been diagnosed with four different mental illnesses including schizophrenia, a personality disorder. My question to you is: Can he remedy these disorders by adopting The Hallelujah Diet? I realize that you cannot diagnose or prescribe, but your comments would be greatly appreciated. If so, which foods help the brain the most? Thank you kindly for your prayerful reply.”
Hi Jennifer, though we cannot diagnose or prescribe, we have found that The Hallelujah Diet, along with suggested supplementation, is foundational in supporting the body’s ability to heal itself regardless of the problem (physical or mental).
With mental or emotional disorders it is imperative we supply the body with Omega 3 fats. I personally use a quarter cup of ground flax seeds and a teaspoon of Pharmax Finest Pure Fish Oil in my green smoothie each morning to help make sure my mental abilities are functioning optimally.
These Omega 3 fats are essential for supporting brain function. I would encourage you to get a copy of the book “The Omega-3 Connection” by Andrew Stoll, M.D. In his book, Dr. Stoll discusses the critical role Omega-3 plays in dealing with a host of brain issues.