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The Hallelujah Diet, also known as The Hallelujah Diet and Lifestyle, was created as an attempt to be a biblically-based diet. It was developed by Rev. George Malkmus, Lit. D. in the 1970s from a dietary regimen he was taught by fellow pastor Lester Roloff based on a strict, all-natural diet that originated from their interpretation of the Bible in Genesis Chapter 1, Verse 29.[1]

Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food."

Critics of the biblical credentials of this diet point to Genesis 9:3, which lifts the dietary restrictions of Genesis 1:29 as part of God's blessing:[1]

"Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything."
The diet in its current form focuses on health and nutrition from a biblical standpoint. However, Stephen Barrett, MD, has reviewed the nutritional value of the diet and claims, "Although low-fat, high-fiber diets can be healthful, the Hallelujah Diet is unbalanced and can lead to serious deficiencies."[2]

The diet follows vegan principles and consists of living (raw) foods, juices, and distilled remineralized water. Specifically, a daily ratio of 85% raw and 15% cooked foods is prescribed. The lifestyle associated with the diet promotes exercise, proper cleansing, adequate rest, spiritual well-being, sufficient amounts of sunshine, and the elimination of stress.[3]

See also


  1. Malkmus, George (2006). The Hallelujah Diet. Destiny Image. pp. 43–47. ISBN 076842321X. 
  3. {{cite book Critics of this diet point out, not only Genesis 9:3, which states "every moving thing that lives, shall be meat for you", but also point to the words of Jesus Himself, who said (in Matt 6:25) "don't worry about what you will eat, or drink." | last = Malkmus | first = George | authorlink = George Malkmus | title = The Hallelujah Diet | publisher = Destiny Image | date = 2006 | isbn = 076842321X }}

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