Learn about Kari Becken’s journey on the Hallelujah Diet and how it helped her overcome health challenges.
“All of my life I have been, for the most part, blessed with good health. However, in December of 2010 I began to face some trying challenges. Pain in my abdomen literally made me afraid to eat and I lost 20 pounds in 6 weeks without trying. I also experienced a loss of energy, lots of fatigue and recurring bouts of ‘tonsillitis’. I saw my regular doctor a couple of times, had an ultrasound to rule out gallstones, blood work done to rule out mononucleosis and, unfortunately, did a couple of rounds of antibiotics to fight off strep throat and a possible deep inner ear infection.
Deep down I knew (and feared) that if I kept going to the doctor I was going to become a ‘guinea pig test subject’ with no definitive results. I also knew that the symptoms I was having were caused by something and I wanted to figure out what ‘that something’ was and not just treat the symptoms.
So, I began to research diet and nutrition on my own and consulted with a local chiropractor/nutritionist. A gluten free diet, probiotics, digestive enzymes, HCL for low stomach acid and other natural supplementation were implemented into my life. I became a member of the local whole foods co-op and began to eat all organic. I also left most meat and dairy behind and increased my intake of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and gluten free whole grains as I continued to learn. I have made great progress and have had no need to return to the doctor.
What started out as a ‘health scare’ has turned into rejoicing with thanksgiving because it opened my eyes to the importance of diet and nutrition. Learning and sharing with others the truth of how God designed our bodies to heal themselves has become a passion in me second only to Scripture. I desire to serve my King in health and wholeness and I want to echo the words of Caleb from Joshua chapter 14 when he spoke of being as strong today (at 80) as he was when he was 40.
I want to say that I feel as strong and healthy – if not more so – today at ’40’ than I did when I was 20! I have also realized that for those whom I love to make changes in this area, it needs to be more than talking about the information, they need to see the reality of it manifested in my life. Therefore, I want to be a walking billboard – set apart for the Almighty’s glory – of what our lives can and were meant to be when we live and walk according to His ways. Hallelujah Acres’ Health Minister Training is an exciting step for me – one that I am trusting will increase my understanding and help me reach many others!”