An e-newsletter of THE LIVING WAY
Issue #7: Deceived by Diet

1. Scheduled meetings and events
2. Ministry update from Mary Louise;Town Jaqua,     Hallelujah Acres Health Minister 3  Feature article: Deceived by Diet
4. LIVING resources and more

5. LIVING recipe: Pineapple Paradise Sweet Soup
1. Schedule of meetings and upcoming events:

HANDS-ON HEALTH- Live Food Demonstration  Thursday, July 10, 5:30- 7:30PM at Uncle Dean's Good Groceries, Waterville, Maine. For more information, visit  

FOURTH ANNUAL LIVE FOOD PICNIC- Saturday, August 9, 5:30-7:30PM Ft. Halifax Park, Winslow

2. Ministry update
Summer has officially arrived and gardens are
alive with healthy eats! After a month of  vigorous but joyous work on our garden, we are already enjoying an abundant harvest. Spring and summer rains, coupled with slightly cooler temperatures, have 'brought on the greens' like never before! Being a connoisseur of greens, I am estatic to finally grow some of my long-time favorites like chickory, heirloom lettuces, and exotic kales. As I harvest our first crop of these delicacies, my spirit ( and tastebuds!) leap up with delight. There's just something about growing your own's called living!   As summer marches on, so does our ministry. Response to the health message is growing. We are glad to be helping more people, increasing our outreach,and offering more opportunities for the serious health seeker. Join in the action by attending our July and August meetings: a live food demonstration and our fourth annual Live Food Picnic. Give yourself a healthy treat by participating in these inspiring events. Our HANDS-ON HEALTH meeting in July promises to be a lively educational opportunity as we take you into our Living Kitchen where you'll learn to how to prepare delicious, live food. This demo will help bring the live food lifestyle to life for you.   Plan also to attend our fourth annual LIVE FOOD PICNIC. We have a festive time with fantastic foood, fellowship, and topped off with a surprise speaker. All of this wonder takes place in one of Maine's most historical settings- Fort Halifax Park. We look forward to seeing you there!   Response to the airing of our HANDS-ON HEALTH meetings on Channel 7 TV continues to be upbeat. When we're out and about, we are often approached by people who are watching us. The enthusiasm and appreciation expressed by these viewers regarding our presentations is encouraging. People are hungry for healthy answers to life problems, especially health issues. We are glad to be part of the catalyst for healthy change in the world. Our meetings are being aired twice daily. DVDs of our two hour presentations are available for a modest fee. Contact us or Channel 7 (453-9895) for details.   In case you are not aware, there is much happening in the world that ultimately has an influence on your personal health. We encourage you to improve your health as soon as possible while investigating important issues like food safety and availability. Increasing national and global weather-related crises plus encroaching government mandates portend ominous influences upon daily survival. Consider your options and begin making wise choices for you and your family.   My featured article, 'Deceived by Diet,' is written to enlighten and challenge those who are yet struggling with the diet issue, i.e. fooling around with the Standard American Diet(SAD), flirting with dead food, and floundering with the "Hallelujah"  lifestyle. I hope this article will be the needed 'wake-up' call for the skeptic, procrastinator, disbliever and/or make-believer.  May the words enliven your spirits toward establishing a better quality of life for you, your family, and your friends.   New on the web are assorted updates, including a must-read
article by Amy Worthington on the dangers of microwave radiation from wireless technology, especially cell phones. Much like diet, electronic devices affect our health and can be silent, sinister killers. Read this stunning article for the sake of your better health: Also, I am now archiving our 'LIVING Letter' e-newletters for your convenience at Share these letters around and use them for reference. I have also made updates on our 'Preparedness' pages, so check out the latest uploads at Please pass this valuable information around to family and friends.  


3) FEATURED ARTICLE: Deceived by Diet  

Whether we realize it or not, we all have been living in a make-believe world that we are taught to believe is reality. Believe it or not, the world we have come to know and live in is, in fact, a fabrication, a distortion, if you will, of reality. It is an illusion, a deception foisted upon us by those who are themselves deceived. Much like 'the blind leading the blind', Americans have been dutifully falling into the ditch prepared for them by the great deceiver himself and part of his 'trappings' is known as the Standard American Diet. While the average American is struggling to stay alive on the Standard American Diet, the sickness industry is booming.Food manufacturers and merchants along with medical professionals (aka doctors, nurses, etc.), medical facilities (hospitals, clinics, etc.), pharmaceutical companies (aka sorcerers), insurance companies, and lawyers prosper financially by creating and 'managing' ill health. It is called a 'sickness industry' and this industry is big business in America. I am convinced that the destruction of America, if not the world, is a well-orchestrated design of the devil himself. Deception has been and is his weapon, and the Standard American Diet appears to be his ultimate WMD.   Who would have thought that your diet could kill you? Eating is one of America's favorite pasttimes,  but it would seem that this practice of basic survival has come under attack for many years by the purveyers of food stuffs, i.e. the peddlers of processed commodities that are sold as 'food.' Corrupters are these who adulterate natural foods, morphing them into substances that are sub-human at best. "Devil's food" I call it. It is food that is straight from hell itself... food that is guaranteed to wreck your body, mind, soul, and spirit. Who would have thought that the devil could sneak up on you at the dinner table? With every bite, the slow, silent poisoning of America takes place. It's called 'deceived by diet', and the horror show cranks on with increased cancers, heart disease, diabetes, ADHD, new viruses plus emotional and mental distress. With the rising cost of health care and medical insurance, the price of deception does not come cheap. Sadly, the ultimate price is often financial ruin and even death itself.   I don't know about you, but I think too many people are sick and dying. I think too many people are deceived. I believe their lifestyle choices are from the pits of hell, but they don't know it. They are hooked on devil's food, and they love it. Cakes, candies, soda pop, ice cream, pizza, hamburgers, french fries, coffee, macaroni and cheese comprise the average American diet. So it is that addictions to fake food abound. We are a nation hooked on refined sugar, refined grains, refined salt, caffeine, and animal products. In thinking to be so 'refined', we have become a base society that is drowning in unappropriate indulgences. Much to our shame, we are destroying ourselves by our wreckless eating habits and lifestyle choices.   Judging from our propensity toward a beggarly diet, it would seem that as a people we have well played the role of the prodigal's son. Our love for the 'corn husks' of this world speaks volumes for our appetities which can only be defined as decadent, the utlimate SAD commentary of a people and nation. In thinking to live 'high on the hog', we have instead stooped sadly low, trashing life itself. As a prodigal people, there is hope, however, for in the end the prodigal's son returns home. He turns from his wreckless ways to receive his rightful inheritance.   For those who are yet wandering in the wilderness, eating the corn husks of the world, and feasting upon dead, SAD 'food', perhaps the following mini-expose into the causes of sickness in America will quell  your appetite for lifeless, destructive food. The facts presented below are from Dr.George Malkmus, founder of Hallelujah Acres, who personally triumphed over inoperatable colon cancer plus a host of other physical problems (including a cerebral hemorrhage/stroke) by means of the 'Hallelujah' live food diet.  Here is Dr. Malkmus' assessment of  the underlying causes of sickness in America:  

#1 CAUSE OF SICKNESS: Animal products They are dead foods They are undigestible They contain no fiber They are highly acidic They are loaded with fat They are too high in protein They contain antibiotics They contain growth hormones  

#2 CAUSE OF SICKNESS: Refined sugar It is a dead food It contains no fiber It is a fragmented food It is highly acidic It created blood sugar disorders It promotes emotional instability It contributes to heart disease It leads to addiction and weight gain It compromises the immune system It contributes to myriads of physical problems  

#3 CAUSE OF SICKNESS: Refined grains They are dead foods They contain no fiber They are fragmented foods They are acidic They are excessively starchy They create blood sugar disorders They promote emotional instability They lead to addiction and weight gain They compromise the immune system They cause many other physical problems  

#4 CAUSE OF SICKNESS: Refined table salt (inorganic sodium chloride) It is a toxic compound It is unusable by the body It acts as a poison in the body It upsets the body's fluid balance It is highly addictive It promotes disease It aggravates other physical problems It is the primary cause of high blood pressure  

#5 CAUSE OF SICKNESS: Caffeine It is a drug It causes birth defects It stimulates the growth of breast cells It causes loss of calcium It is highly addictive It stresses the nervous system It can stimulate mental disorders   Given the inherent, sick nature of the Standard American Diet, one wonders how and why we ever bought into this disastrous diet in the first place. Nevertheless, through the devises of clever food merchants, slick advertisers, and media propaganda, this  diabolical fare of artificial, plastic, 'non-food' has been foisted on the American public for many years. These concocted, 'fake foods,' prove to serve corporate interests ( aka profits) and not the well being of the average American consumer. So it is that we have been deceived by our diets. In thinking that we eat well, we do, in fact, eat like HELL!

Is it any wonder, then, that we are a grossly sick nation that is tottering on the edge of destruction?
  Though most of us, through no fault of our own, we were born and raised on the Standard American Diet and lived most of our lives  not knowing what constitutes proper nutrition, our ignorance does not excuse us from the truth about how to best nourish our bodies.  For good or for ill, we each benefit from personal lifestyle choices. If we want to live and experience optimum health, we must leave our ignorance behind by educating ourselves on issues of health, especially in relation to diet. We must walk out from under the veil of deceptive eating habits, lest we perish.   When Yahshua Messiah walked in the earth, He stated, "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve YHVH and mammon" (Matthew 6:24). His words are as true today as the day He spoke them, giving us food-for-thought.
When all is said
and done, who is our master? Who is directing our eating habits?   We are what we eat, and sadly most people make poor lifestyle choices that are based upon their lesser instincts. Esau sold his birthright for a mess of pottage, and look what a stew he got into. His physical appetite got the better of him, and the rest is history. So it is that for many people, important life decisions end up being more sensual than spiritual. The affections and desires of a man's soul can destroy his life.   I don't know about you, but I don't like to be deceived...even by my own soul. Being fooled, tricked, or lied to is not my idea of a good time. When I found out that  the Standard American Diet was a big, fact lie, I knew that it was one of the most destructive tools of the devil. I believed the lie for many years, but am thankful that I now know the truth about proper nutrition and can apply them in my daily life.  I don't want to sell my soul (or any other part of me, for that matter) to the devil. I want to LIVE.   It does not take a college degree to understand that wellbeing is dependent upon personal choice. If we will face the truth about phoney foods and start being more discriminating about what we put into our mouths, optimum health can be ours. Life is too precious to waste. Invest your time, money, and effort into LIVING instead of DYING. Your life is worth it.   Note: For a more complete profile of the Standard American Diet, reference Dr. George Malkmus'  Hallelujah Health Tips #411- #420 at or visit our LIVING Letter archives and related articles at  

4. LIVING Resources and more

The Ultimate Meal
Recently we were introduced to an amazing product that bears mention. For those who want to eat more live food, but don't always have the time or inspiration to create healthy meals, here is a meal replacement that fits the bill. The Ultimate Meal is a raw offering that is nutritionally power-packed...enough to act as a meal in itself. We have used the Ultimate Meal with surprising success. In our opinion, this is one smart product that, together with BarleyMax, makes survival food sense. For more information, visit  

Open Farm Day
For those who want to 'up-close' and personally experience what farm life is like, consider Open Farm Day in Maine. On Sunday, July 20, 2008, over 100 farms throughout Maine will open to the public. Visit a farm and see what farm life is all about. Watch farm activities and demonstrations from milking to felting; pet farm animals, pick berries, tour a barn or go on a hay ride. There will be farm-raised products for sale, displays to see and samples to taste. Make friends with a farmer and begin supporting local agriculture! For more information, visit  

Raw Nut Butters
If you are looking for truly raw nut butters, we have a great source. We are now carrying Rejuvenative Foods nut butters in 8oz, 16oz, and 17lb. bulk. If you are interested in purchasing, let us know. Varieties include almond, tahini, pecan, hemp, cashew, etc. Delicious blends, including chocolate, are available. Prices are available upon request.  

Raw Art
Many of you may not be aware that I am an artist. I have painted professionally for over thirty five years and part of my portfolio is in celebration of the live food lifestyle. View my 'RAW ART' at  

Healthy news sources
There are many excellent health news sources that offer a wide variety of information. We recommend that you consider subscribing to some of these free e-newsletters. A couple trusted sources are:  
For local news about Maine agriculture and related food issues, visit    

Hallelujah Acres Publications
Hallelujah Acres sends out a free bi-
monthly magazine, The Hallelujah Diet and Lifestyle (formerly 'Back to the Garden'). George Malkmus, founder of Hallelujah Acres, also sends out a free, weekly e-newsletter, Hallelujah Acres Health Tip. Both publications are excellent sources of inspiring information. Subscribe by visiting  

News worth noting
The annual Codex Alimentarius (World Food Code) meeting
is currently taking place in Geneva, Switzerland. This gathering of notable globalists (UN agents and otherwise) is actively drawing up plans to master-control humanity through regulation of food, water, and other resources. If you value your right to pursue a healthy lifestyle by making your own dietary and health care choices, we encourage you to see what government agencies are planning for you and your future. Learn the facts and start defending your personal health freedom before it's too late. Visit  

Here is a little healthy inspiration:  
4) Order info
If you are interested in purchasing Hallelujah Acres products, we encourage people to contact HA directly. We do not stock their full product line. It is easier and faster to purchase directly through HA. However, we would appreciate your using our PIN#407 when you order. In this way, you will be supporting our ministry through your HA puchases. We thus appreciate your consideration, since this ministry is supported through product sales and donations. HA occasionally waves or runs specials rates on shipping. Quanitity pricing is available through our ministry. Contact us for details.   If you want to purchase equipment such as a juicer, dehydrator,  VitaMix, etc., please order directly through us. Your order can be dropped shipped in a matter of days. Other materials and products exclusive of HA can be purchased from us by appointment. Call us to make arrangements. ________________________________________  
5. LIVING Recipe: Pineapple Paradise Sweet Soup
When I traveled Europe and Scandinavia, I discovered the wonderful world of fruit soups. These hot soups were most often soft, creamy, and, like a common dessert, were served after the meal. I decided that these soups were a delightful invention in that they offered a new slant to eating. Now that we're into 'living  raw', I have translated the fruit soup concept into a healthy version of the traditional. When I created this variation, it was simply sensational. I hope you like it!  


1/3- 1/2 ripe pineapple
1 peach

1/2 orange, peeled

few stems mint
1 ripe avocado

1 cup (approx) pure water

Cut up pineapple, peach, orange and mint and place in a blender, adding enough water to blend until creamy smooth. Pour into serving bowls and float chunks of ripe avocado in the soup. Eat and smile. This raw soup that will melt in your mouth!  If you prefer, you can also turn the soup into a smoothie. Either way, the taste experience is utterly heavenly!  

Go organic for the sake of your health!

This LIVING Letter comes to you in Messiah's love to encourage you toward achieving superior health.  Healing of the whole man is the promise of our Heavenly Father. Begin now to receive your new life...naturally and spiritually. YHVH is able to do great and wondrous works, if we will but trust and obey Him. YHVH bless you!   For your excellent health and His glory, Mary   ________________________________________  

THE LIVING WAY is only one facet of Gertrude Ministries, a ministry dedicated to teaching kingdom life. Yahshua came to give us life and life abundantly. It is our privilege to help you realize life to the fullest both naturally and spiritually. Feel free to ask for prayer or counsel concerning your needs no matter what they may be.