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Posted 10/8/14 at 8:32 AM | Hallelujah Diet

What You Don’t Know About GMO’s Could Kill You!

Have You Heard?
With all the attention being given to pink this month with all of the ribbons, races and sneakers, we thought we should make you aware of another very important reason this month is so special. Happy Non-GMO Month!

You won’t see it in any of the headlines, no non-GMO sticker attached to football player helmets and sadly, there are no races or money being collected to further the research that GMO’s are killing us.

However, since 2010, October has been designated as Non-GMO month. What does this mean? It means that there are now 22,000 manufacturers that are concerned enough to pay a significant amount of money to have a NON-GMO sticker attached to their product label. You see, there is no law that requires GMO ingredients to be disclosed on products.

What are GMO’s?
GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding. Genetic engineering is completely different from traditional breeding and carries unique risks. FULL POST

Posted 10/7/14 at 8:40 AM | Hallelujah Diet

Why Do You Need Supplements If You Are Eating A Healthy Diet?

By fully committing to a raw, plant-based diet, you bathe your body with extraordinary nutrients that continuously feed your cells with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals that support optimum health. If that’s the case, then why do you need supplements? Shouldn’t your healthy diet be sufficient?

Supplements are indispensable to your holistic approach for vibrant health. Our resident research director, Dr. Michael Donaldson, sheds light on the four key reasons behind why our bodies require supplements to round out our healthy eating.

1) Our fruits and vegetables are not as nutritious as they once were.

Modern farming practices, such as the heavy use of fertilizers, pesticides and other substances, has resulted in soil that is almost sterile and devoid of trace minerals. As a result, our food is not as nutritious as it was decades ago. In a recent review on modern foods4, scientists found that the larger the yield of crop, the lower the mineral concentration. Furthermore, a historical analysis of the nutritional composition of fruits and vegetables has confirmed a decline in several nutrients over the last 50-70 years and, specifically, hybrid versions of broccoli, wheat and corn have also shown lower mineral content. FULL POST

Posted 10/6/14 at 12:50 PM | Hallelujah Diet

What Makes The Difference Between Life and Death?

Most people can live the next 40 days without food, the next 4 days without water… but can’t live more than about 4 minutes without oxygen.

As you read these words, your chest is softly, rhythmically, and automatically rising and falling as air enters into and exits your lungs. You probably weren’t even consciously aware of this until I called it to your attention. Yet, without this intake of air, which contains oxygen, your physical life would come to an abrupt end.

Regarding the subject of oxygen, the Bible has this to say in Genesis 2:7:

“And the Lord formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life: and man became a Living soul.”

Clearly, God used two separate and distinct steps in the creation of man. First he formed man of the “dust of the ground” (See Genesis 2:7). At death, when a body is placed in the ground, it eventually reduces to the same ingredients from which man was originally formed – mineral ash or “dust of the ground”. FULL POST

Posted 10/3/14 at 2:18 PM | Dale Fletcher

How to Train Your Spiritual Fitness 'Pathways'

When a person begins an exercise program to improve their cardiovascular or aerobic fitness level, several things are going on physiologically in the body. The cardiovascular system – the oxygen transport system – has to get used to carrying oxygen in the blood through the blood vessels and deliver it as fuel for the muscles. Once the blood and oxygen arrives at the cellular level, the membranes of the cells must become ‘trained’ to allow the oxygen in so it can be used by the muscles. The more a person exercises, the more efficient this oxygen transport system becomes. As these pathways are used more and more, the person’s cardiovascular fitness will improve.

In a similar way, as we exercise aspects of our faith, we improve our level of spiritual fitness. I’ll give you one example.

Our beliefs shape our attitudes, which shape our thinking patterns, which shape our behaviors. As we read the Bible our beliefs begin to align with the truths we read. If we’re serious about growing in our faith, we’ll be intentional about meditating on these biblical truths. Our repeated thoughts will grow our neural pathways. These repeated thoughts become our attitudes which will permeate our mind and our emotions…. and end up shaping our will and its corresponding choices. This will determine our behaviors. FULL POST

Posted 10/2/14 at 12:42 PM | Hallelujah Diet

A Succulent & Hearty Portobello Sandwich (Move Over, BLT!)

With football season and ongoing get-togethers throughout the fall, the temptation of a juicy, sizzling burger might be all around you. But don’t fret—let Chef Richard’s Portobello Sandwich come to the rescue! Equally satiating, dripping with flavorful goodness and bursting with nutrients, this hearty BLT alternative will keep your stomach and taste buds happy—not to mention the rest of your body!

Q: How did you come about creating a plant-based version of a BLT?

I once had tofu bacon at restaurant and it got me thinking about making a vegan BLT. I’ve never been a fan of bacon myself but a lot of people love it, which is why I wanted to create a healthy yet delicious alternative.I thought it would be fun with Portobello, which makes it super easy to make. FULL POST

Posted 10/1/14 at 8:28 AM | Hallelujah Diet

The Surprising Connection Between Teeth & Cancer

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

Help your self-healing body fight cancer

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

I Thought God’s Original Diet Would Be Enough

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

Women's Bodybuilding Makes Women Powerful

Women have been cautioned not to lift weights for various reasons. But as it turns out, most of those reasons are false. Learn more from this infographic.

Posted 9/30/14 at 12:15 AM | Sylvie Simms

Skin Care at Every Age

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

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