Our blog articles are now being posted on Hallelujah Acres’ brand new Health News Magazine website!
In addition to our blog posts, you’ll find a ton of great health articles from our past and present Health News magazines, plus recipes, Hallelujah Diet success stories and more!
See you there!
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Last weekend, Susan Grant from an organization called Save The Children stated that, “…mother’s breast milk can save a million children’s lives each year.”
Wow… a million kids saved every year — just by breastfeeding!
Dairy causes phlegm to form in most kids and adults and that can compound the trouble of springtime allergies.
But guess what?
Creating phlegm when presented with dairy is what your body is supposed to do! It’s your body’s way of collecting the toxin and expelling it!
Our brand new healthy living guide, Living The Hallelujah Diet is now available, and it’s FREE of charge! (shipping charges apply on two copies or more) Just call 800.915.9355 and we’ll send you a copy.
It covers all the basics of The Hallelujah Diet in plain language, including how a vegan diet helps the body heal, plus testimonies, recipes, insider tips, a crossword puzzle, and a whole lot more — it’s easy to understand, it’s fun, and perfect for beginners!
If you don’t have celiac disease or a sensitivity to gluten, you may not see anything wrong with this picture. And maybe that’s the problem.
Hallelujah Diet or not, our food-frenzied culture is permeated with gluten.
Could you be sensitive to gluten and not know it?
Read the rest of this article in the May-June 2012 issue of Hallelujah Acres Health News magazine.
And if you’re on Spring Break or looking forward to traveling with family this summer, today’s post is for you!
We asked Scott Laird, a member of our marketing team (and father of two pre-teen kids) to share what he and his family learned about being on The Hallelujah Diet when they visited a Florida theme park last summer. Here’s what he told us:
- Theme parks are the world headquarters of the Standard American Diet (SAD), so plan each meal before you leave.
- Choose a hotel room with a kitchen if you can; our family made it work with a standard room with a mini-fridge (it was cumbersome, but it worked).
- Choose hotels with a free hot breakfast, not because you’ll eat the SAD hot items, but because these hotels have the best variety of breakfast fruit.
- For breakfasts, pack Ezekiel Bread to toast in the hotel’s breakfast area toaster, Earth Balance or coconut oil instead of butter, and bring some almond butter, rolled oats (use hot water intended for tea in the breakfast area) and almond milk.
- Give each family member two servings of BarleyMax before you head out for the day (it’s the only time you’ll get). Easiest way is to make a funnel out of piece of paper and pour it into bottled water.
- Bring lots of healthy snacks in a backpack for morning and noon at the theme park (Disney parks allow outside food), then pack one mid-afternoon meal (including a large salad) for lunch/supper in a cooler (keep in your car). Or choose a healthy restaurant or one with a big, healthy salad bar like Golden Corral, for example.
- Buy one 6-pack of bottled water (with sport bottle-style flip top) and refill with distilled water and Hallelujah Acres’ WaterMax supplement.
- If you can’t find healthy options inside the theme park, ask for a vegetarian option (it’s often not on the menu). Some theme park restaurants have a “fixings bar” for burgers – use it like a salad bar to complement your vegetarian burger!
Share your best theme park travel tip!
Some take them on the road, others leave them behind.
If you’re the type that likes to travel light (like we do) but you still want to keep The Hallelujah Diet on track, today’s message is for you!
Here are some of our favorite tips to keep your Hallelujah lifestyle on track while you’re on the road:
- We don’t bring a juicer, but we do bring a small, personal blender. We use it every morning to make our BarleyMax and then again to make our smoothies.
- We pack small zipper bags of powdered juice instead of juicing fresh. We also bring supplemental powders such as BarleyMax, hemp nut seed, vitamin C powder, B-Flax-D powder and sometimes a sheet of nori for additional iodine and mineral support. We pour the mixture in the personal blender with bottled water, ice from the hotel and either a banana or an apple from the hotel breakfast area.
- If you’re traveling with a cooler and need the food to stay cool for a long time, line the bottom with dry ice, cover the dry ice with regular ice, and set your food on top.
- OK, we admit it… We also pack our own filtered showerhead and a wrench. If we didn’t, our skin would itch like crazy from the chlorine. A simple, 5-minute replacement can make a world of difference.
- Get a hotel suite instead of a regular room. The cost is typically less than $20 more than a standard hotel room, yet the countertop space and larger fridge makes it much easier to make your own food instead of eating out
Although it takes a bit of planning, it truly isn’t as difficult to stay healthy on the road — and you won’t have to detox when you get home!
What’s your best-kept Hallelujah travel secret?
Three companies are competing in a race to introduce the first new diet pill in 13 years.
The only problem is… they may cause heart problems.
Meanwhile, adding to a growing list of diet documentaries, an organization called Hungry For Change has just released a FREE online movie about switching to a plant-based diet.
With more and more people spreading the message of getting back to The Hallelujah Diet or similar plant-based diets, we wonder if the whole diet pill idea will have the appeal it once did.
After all, it’s been 13 years since the last one was introduced, and the plant-based diet craze has exploded in that time.
More importantly, people are discovering that it’s more than a “craze” per se. Adopting a plant-based diet is a lifestyle change that produces a lifetime of health and dietary satisfaction.
Crash diets, on the other hand, can only offer self-denial and/or significant health risks (like heart problems).
Diet pills like the ones being reviewed this week by the FDA are contrary to nature. They force the body to do something unnatural: produce dietary-derived results without actually changing the diet.
Simply changing to plant-based foods is completely natural and completely safe.
Best of all, it gives the body the tools it needs to shed excess weight, protect itself from sickness, and even reverse it — instead of causing it like a diet pill can.
Tell us your crash diet horror story!
Cleansing (or detoxification as it is infamously known) is the first step toward taking charge of your own health—and that first step can be a doozy!
But why does it have to feel so lousy?
For one thing, when you stop eating unhealthy foods and start eating foods on The Hallelujah Diet, your nutritionally stable body will begin dumping toxins from organs and fatty tissues into the bloodstream for elimination.
Ironically, this mechanism may cause the very symptoms a particular toxin is known for.
When someone quits drinking coffee, for example, caffeine will be released from fatty tissues and organs into the bloodstream, causing the same nervousness, headaches and mood swings one might expect after drinking too much coffee.
Going salt-free will cause excess salt to exit through the skin and kidneys and may cause a temporary rise in blood pressure, which excess salt is known for.
Here are some other common symptoms that let you know your cleansing is working:
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Dark, foul urine
- Skin sores or rashes
- White tongue
- Foul breath
These symptoms can be reduced by eating an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, but don’t try to stop them with medication; the symptoms will only come back with a vengeance.
Let the body do its work and follow its cues. If you need to rest (as with diarrhea), take it easy.
If it feels better to get up and move (as with constipation), include some moderate exercise.
Sunshine and fresh air will also aid in cleansing.
The good news is that, once you’ve begun the cleansing process, it’s a short road to having a clean slate to begin rebuilding your body on a solid foundation.
How did you feel the first time you did a cleanse?
All joking aside, however, The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is doing their best to appeal to the masses with their new billboard in Chicago about colorectal cancer: “Hot Dogs Cause Butt Cancer.”
Why Chicago? Illinois men, according to PCRM, have the highest colorectal cancer rates.
And apparently, using crude phrases like “butt cancer” is necessary.
An ABC News report on the subject claims that “39 percent of Americans don’t even know what the colon is.”
Furthermore, PCRM nutrition educator Susan Levin said, “Processed meats are very closely linked to colorectal cancer.”
Of course, the American Meat Institute fired back with, “Hot dogs are part of a balanced diet.”
“But,” (pun absolutely intended) we think we’re going to have to side with PCRM on this one. Processed meats are closely linked to more than colorectal cancer alone.
In his article in issue #54 (March/April 2009) of Hallelujah Acres Health News magazine, Hallelujah Acres Research Director Dr. Michael Donaldson revealed some shocking research about hot dogs and childhood leukemia:
- Children who typically ate 12 hotdogs or more a month had 9.5 times the risk for childhood leukemia as those who ate less than four hotdogs per month.
- Fathers’ typical consumption of 12 hot dogs per month prior to conception also contributed an 11-fold increased risk of the unborn child’s risk of childhood leukemia.
- Households where the dad and child both ate 12 or more hotdogs per month had a 19.8-fold increase in childhood leukemia.
“You never hear of 20-fold increases in risk, because they are seldom found,” says Dr. Donaldson. “It’s like a smoking gun, cause and effect.”