Health and Healthcare
Posted 10/1/14 at 8:28 AM | Hallelujah Diet
Hi, this is Ann. In recognition that Breast Cancer Awareness month begins this week and that most everywhere I turn, I am reading or hearing about the “Race for the Cure” activities that are going on around the country, I wanted to give you insight into what has been happening to my own health for the last several years and how undetected teeth issues could have led to breast cancer. While I’m on a great diet, that alone couldn’t improve my breast health, but without the Hallelujah diet, I may not have the quality of life that I do today.
Over 12 years ago, I had my first and only root canal. I had researched the endodontist and found her to be one of the best in the area and she was even a professor at the area dental college. After it was completed I thought nothing more of it. In 2010, I noticed a lump on my lower right jaw and had pain and a lump on my right breast. This by the way was the same side of the mouth where I had the root canal over eight years prior. FULL POST
Posted 9/30/14 at 11:06 AM | Hallelujah Diet
October is Breast and Liver Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of those who have survived or lost their lives from cancer, and to all their loved ones, our team at the Hallelujah Diet dedicates our days to finding healthy, sustainable solutions in hopes that fewer and fewer families face this deadly disease. We strive to educate, inform and effect change so, together, we can all live our lives vibrantly and blissfully. To anybody touched by cancer, your thoughts are with us today—and every day.
According to the American Cancer Society, about 585,720 Americans are expected to die of cancer in 2014. By this year’s end, there will be an estimate 1,665,540 new cases of cancer.
In 1975, the incidence rate for all cancers combined in the U.S. was 400 new cases for every 100,000 people. By 2011, that number shot up to 460.4 per 100,000 people.
Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the U.S. after heart disease, yet studies and researchers have pointed to the fact that a great amount of cancer cases can be prevented. A third of all cancer deaths in the U.S. are linked to diet and physical activity, including obesity, while another third is caused by smoking tobacco products. FULL POST
Posted 9/30/14 at 10:17 AM | Hallelujah Diet
Recently, in response to a Health Tip titled “Vitamin B12 – Are You Deficient”, I received a letter from Emma asking: the following question:
“I am just wondering how God intended us to get our B12? If the Hallelujah Diet is the way God intended us to eat, why is it lacking this important nutrient, vitamin B12?”
Because there were a number of other people wanting to know the answer to the same question I am devoting this Health Tip to answering Emma’s question as well as “Why I No Longer Believe God’s Original Diet Contains All the Nutrients Needed For Man to be Properly Nourished.”
When I began Hallelujah Acres over 20 years ago and designed the Hallelujah Diet (which I patterned after God’s Original Genesis 1:29 Diet as found in the Bible), I believed that all man had to do was consume the nutrients God had placed in the fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts in the garden. I believed these nutrients were all that one needed to supply the body with the full spectrum of nutrients necessary to sustain life and experience health. FULL POST
Posted 9/30/14 at 10:12 AM | Brian Wallace
Posted 9/30/14 at 12:15 AM | Sylvie Simms
As each of us gets older, our lifestyles habits change and our skin needs extra attention. Developing a healthy skin care regimen is important so you can keep your radiant skin and look your best every day. Since your skin’s features and characteristics change over time, you can start planning ahead for the future and take care of your face to fight back against the root causes of acne.
Differences between Your 20s and 30s
When you are in your 20s, your skin is undoubtedly unpredictable. You may notice dry, flaky skin, and acne that is related to varying hormone levels. This is the perfect time to develop life-long healthy skin care habits, such as applying sunscreen daily and removing makeup before going to sleep. In your 30s, collagen and elastic fibers in your face begin to break down, causing wrinkles and fine lines. Regular exfoliation of your skin should be a priority.
Your Skin at 40 and 50
After you turn 40 years old, it is important to continue using a gentle cleanser in the morning and night to keep your skin clean. Natural changes in hormones can cause dark spots and make your skin look uneven. This is a good time to talk with a skin care professional about a prescription retinoid, and other products you can use to repair and protect your skin. You may notice that your skin appears to sag and thin when you are in your 50s. If you notice dryness from your retinoid, mix in moisturizer or night cream three times each week, to help restore your skin. FULL POST
Posted 9/26/14 at 4:56 PM | Margaret Brown
How do we trust God and win in this very personal battle of overeating? How do we learn to trust Him? It sounds so simple…but HOW is it done?
First, we change the way we think by educating ourselves in the word of God…it’s the only way we will walk in true victory. I don't mean just knowing what's printed there, I mean believing that it's true, and that it includes YOU! I’m not denying that there are people have lost a lot of weight and kept it off through surgery, by extreme exercise, or by being obsessed with counting every calorie, fat gram and/ or carb that goes into their mouths. I just don’t see freedom in being wrapped up in a calorie count, do you?
To be victorious, we simply must (and I’m preaching to myself, here) know what’s in the Bible, and what the Word says about us; and what belongs to us as His children. One of the fruits of the spirit is self-control! Fruit does not struggle to grow. When planted and watered, it just grows. We need to plant ourselves in His Word!
Galatians 5:1: For freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage.
Push religiosity aside and just believe like a little child that there is a life of freedom that Jesus Christ died for us to have! We can live above obesity, and be rid of the low self-esteem, hopelessness, desperation and deep discouragement that comes with it. Friends, we CAN get out and STAY of this pit of obesity, and leave all the personal junk that comes with it behind! FULL POST
Posted 9/25/14 at 7:39 PM | Mark Ellis
By Mark Ellis
When the highly-respected Institute of Medicine investigated all the different reasons for pre-term births, hidden in the back pages of their report in appendix B was one significant cause: first and second trimester induced abortions.
“We have over 140 studies in the peer-reviewed medical literature,” says Dr. Donna Harrison, M.D., a board certified Ob.Gyn. and executive director of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG). “It’s known but it’s hidden because the pro-abortion lobby is so powerful,” she notes.
Harrison is involved in a new documentary, “Wounded and Abandoned,” that will reveal the hidden permanent damage caused by abortion, including heightened risks for pre-term births, autism, cerebral palsy, scarring of the uterus, breast cancer, life-threatening ectopic pregnancies, depression and suicide.
“Women are not being told this information before they get abortions. This is information that every woman needs as part of informed consent” she says. FULL POST
Posted 9/25/14 at 11:50 AM | Hallelujah Diet
According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Why are so many people in pain? We had planned to answer this question in today’s blog but as we began to do the research another story emerged.
Most people are aware that the two big “killers” in the US are heart disease and cancer. And, it is true, both of these diseases cause a lot of suffering for many. But, most people aren’t aware of what is likely the 3rd leading cause of death.
Would you believe it’s not strokes, auto accidents or even diabetes?
Looking at the most recent 2011 CDC report you see the numbers looking like this:
Wait! You don’t have the answer yet: as Paul Harvey used to say, ”Now the rest of the story…” FULL POST
Posted 9/25/14 at 11:23 AM | Hallelujah Diet
About 6,000 women enter menopause every day. While a lucky few don’t experience significant changes, the vast majority suffer from debilitating symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, anxiety and overwhelming fatigue. The good news is: Not only do we have options to ease these troublesome conditions, we are no longer limited to pharmaceutical treatments that may pose risks to our health. We have effective solutions that work in harmony with our own bodies—all with natural resources from this very Earth.
First, let’s explore why menopause occurs:
A woman carries a predetermined quantity of eggs. The eggs are held in the ovaries, which produce estrogen and progesterone, the hormones responsible for controlling menstruation and ovulation. When the ovaries discontinue releasing eggs, menstruation ceases and menopause begins.
Posted 9/25/14 at 10:55 AM | Hallelujah Diet
It has been almost 20 years since Dr. Michael Donaldson, a PhD graduate of Cornell University, joined our team here at Hallelujah Acres. His task was to constantly evaluate the sufficiency and accuracy of the Hallelujah Diet so that we could be assured that what we were teaching was the most accurate and up-to-date information possible.
In a recent Health Tip we took a look at vitamin B12, a nutrient researched by Dr. Donaldson that he found to be lacking in the Hallelujah Diet and in most diets today…whether the diet was meat-based or plant-based.
In this Health Tip, we are going to take a look at another very important vitamin that is lacking in God’s Original Diet a well as in the Hallelujah Diet – vitamin D3.