Danny_Guests.jpgDanny Vierra and ModernManna Ministries has sought for years to educate people to God’s principles of health and healing through nutrition and cooking schools, a weekly radio show (Healthline), a six-part, 12-hour DVD series (Lifestyle for Excellent Health), two health food stores, a vegetarian restaurant (Back to Eden Café), health lectures around the world, daily nutritional counseling, and an annual 4-day Health & Healing Crusade which draws thousands. And now, with the opening of BellaVita Lifestyle Education Home, all of our resources come together for 10-days for the benefit our pampered guests.

 

 

 

Accommodations, Setting, Meals, and more!

Our unique 10-Day guest residence program features:

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• Delightful accommodations with beautiful antique furnishings.

• Wonderfully peaceful surroundings on a lush 3 1/2 acres of gardens, pools, organic vegatable and herb gardens, and fruit trees overlooking the Mokulemne River.
• Nestled amongst the grape vineyards and orchards of California’s San Joaquin valley.

• A daily supply of premium herbal products, organic juices, and live foods.
• Personal health instruction with Director, Danny Vierra.
• Daily health lectures and timely videos
• Daily devotions and spiritual time
• Nutritional counseling
• Nature paths for walking
• Exercise in our professional fitness center
• Steam baths
• Sauna
• Ozone-generated spa
• Sunbaths
• Swimming|
• Massage therapy

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• Colon cleanse
• Liver, gallbladder, kidney flush
• Super-nutrition via organic juicing and superfoods (raw foods optional)
• Parasite cleanse
• Blood purification
• Cold sheet treatments are optional

If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee. Exodus 15:26.

 

Are you searching for a better life? One that is filled with a great sense of vitality and youthfulness?

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To cleanse, detoxify, and rebuild the body is the quest of many people living in this precarious day and age—filled with the toxins associated with modern-day living. Yes, we are exposed to thousands of toxic substances that did not exist a hundred years ago. Insecticides, artificial colors and flavors, preservatives, automobile exhaust, water pollution, chemical cleaning agents, cigarette smoke and drugs place an unprecedented stress upon the human body, weakening the immune system and creating new diseases. Because we cannot escape the hazards of our environment, there is a growing interest in fasting, cleansing, juicing, and herbal treatments to help the body rid itself of toxins.

 

 

 

Tell me more!

The daily workshops at BellaVita include:

  • How to reverse disease naturally?
  • How to cleanse and detoxify the body
  • How to restore your health
  • Lifestyle education programs
  • The healing benefits of juicing
  • Natural herbal remedies for common ailments
  • How to use charcoal, castor oil packs, & water treatments
  • Learn how to heal the whole person (1 Thess. 5:23)
  • Raw Food cooking demonstrations and sampling
  • Health lessons from the Bible
  • Spiritual instruction in Christian health principles
  • Comprehensive study on the 8 laws of health

 

mock-salmon-dishYour stay at BellaVita will be intense, but wonderful. During the 10-day stay you will receive poultice drinks which cleanse the colon of everything from radioactive waste to parasites to drug residues. You will receive the freshest organic juices and herbal concentrates for cleansing the liver, kidneys, gallbladder, blood and lymph. Your cleanse will be enhanced with massage, saunas and steam baths and restful evenings in a bubbling jacuzzi under the glimmering stars.

Healing the whole person is our emphasis—body, mind and spirit. As you can see by the pictures on these pages we specialize in your personal care. The facility will only house ten guests at a time—for a reason. We want to interact with you on a daily one-on-one basis, tailoring your program to meet your individual needs.

 

How will you be benefited?

Upon completion of the BellaVita 10-Day Guest Residence Program each participant will:

  • Enjoy new-found vigor, energy and mental clarity
  • Eliminate residual toxins and contaminants from the tissues
  • Rid the body of unwanted parasites
  • Have a clear understanding of a “lifestyle approach” to optimal health
  • Understand how to administer a 10-day cleanse
  • Understand the importance of God’s 8 laws of health
  • Be able to identify the use and benefits of a number of herbs and herbal preparations
  • Lose some unnecessary body weight
  • Enjoy a noticably clearer complexion and brighter countenance
  • Notice that many symptoms of ill-health begin to disappear
  • Feel rested and relaxed

 

If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee. Exodus 15:26.

Are you searching for a better life? One that is filled with a great sense of vitality and youthfulness?

Click Here for a Printable BellaVita Application

The complete cost for the 10-day guest residence program is now only $2,995. Modern Manna will contact you
with additional information. Please call us at (209) 334-3868 for openings in the up-coming BellaVita programs.

Thank you for your interest.

Paul SinghA Psychologist’s Testimony of BellaVita’s Detox Program

I am very honored to be a graduate of your BellaVita Lifestyle Center. I believe you have one of the best biblically based health and healing programs within the United States and the Paul Singhworld! As a licensed psychologist and periodic lecturer at the Mayo Clinic, I will highly recommend your Christ-Centered Health Ministry to my clients and those seeking deeper health and healing in their personal lives, marriages, and families.

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BellaVita Detox Testimony from a Psychologist

The November BellaVita 10-day session was the most phenomenal to date. I have never seen so many healing miracles in my 25 years of ministry. I plan to write about the miracles in this week’s Elijah Prophecy, but I thought I would give you a sneak preview. Here is one testimony from a psychologist in Minnesota who attended the program.

Dear Danny:

I am very honored to be a graduate of your BellaVita Lifestyle Center. I believe you have one of the best biblically based health and healing programs within the United States and the Paul Singhworld! As a licensed psychologist and periodic lecturer at the Mayo Clinic, I will highly recommend your Christ-Centered Health Ministry to my clients and those seeking deeper health and healing in their personal lives, marriages, and families.

Danny, I personally felt that your Modern Manna ministry is really a Marine Spiritual Boot Camp. Boy, did you whip me into shape!!! I came in with twenty-one years of chronic insomnia and five years of chronic pain from the prostate cancer surgery. Within 10 days, you had me off all sleep and pain medication, and now I am sleeping through the night and the pain is just about gone. Thank you!!!

Probably the best comment I can make is that it is abundantly clear to me that Jesus Christ lives in you (Galatians 2:20) and that you walk as a mighty warrior and healer for the cause of Jesus Christ. The prayer for deliverance and healing that you took me through during the “cold sheet” has changed my life forever. I am a new man, husband, father, psychologist, author, and minister of the gospel. Danny, you took a lot of heart-felt time to pray and minister to me. Today I call you a personal friend and dear friend of Paul Singh’s. Your family is also a testimony of the integrity and consistency of your biblical message and your love for God and others (Mark 12:30, 31).

Thank you also for teaching me the importance of resting in spirit, soul, and body by honoring the weekly Holy Sabbath. I have a new reverence for our Holy God and look forward to experiencing a day of rest each week. This is such sweet news for an extremely busy caregiver and radical follower of Jesus Christ. Every Friday night, I am going to celebrate the Sabbath with our family and friends. It was such a joy to be part of your family Sabbath last Friday evening. Tell your kids that they ROCK!!! I cannot wait to have your family meet my family. I plan on bringing my entire family to a future BellaVita Lifestyle 10-day program in Lodi, CA sometime in 2011. I want to pass on the gift you gave me to my wife and five children. I know that they too will be ever changed by the healing love of Christ that awaits them. As a husband and father, I long for my family to experience the LIGHT of God so that the GLORY of the Lord can rise upon them as well.

 “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.  And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.  Isaiah 60: 1-5

I look forward to having you speak at the 2011 Rekindling Your Spirit conference: “A Health and Healing Crusade” in Minneapolis. You are really going to bless the people in Minnesota with the healing love of Christ! Thank you for even praying about coming.

Well my dear brother and friend, may God keep you, your family, and love ones in his protective arms until the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

With much gratitude and love,

Paul Singh, MA, LP

Licensed Psychologist and Life Coach

Author-Rekindling Your Spirit

www.holisticlifechange.com

 

Debbie DimmickMy Healing Testimony by Debbie Dimmick

My life took a dramatic change two days before Christmas 2005, when I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 53. My husband and I were shocked to say Debbiethe least. I immediately began an exhaustive search of my alternatives, and, because I’m an RN, I wanted to be sure I found out as much as I could about my type of cancer…

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My Healing Testimony – by Debbie Dimmick

February 18, 2010

Dear Danny,

I have sent up many prayers on what to write about on my experience at BellaVita, and the time has come just to put into words what is in my heart.

My life took a dramatic change two days before Christmas 2005, when I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 53. My husband and I were shocked to say Debbie Dimmick Debbie the least. I immediately began an exhaustive search of my alternatives, and, because I’m an RN, I wanted to be sure I found out as much as I could about my type of cancer and what treatment options were available. Within days I had read T. Colin Campbell’s book, The China Study, and immediately made the change to a vegan diet. I read as much material as I could get my hands on and implemented many additional changes in my lifestyle including eliminating all processed foods like white flour, sugar, excitotoxins, fluoride, etc. I also began searching for a Lifestyle and Detox Center and did find several out-of-state, but for reasons I didn’t understand, it just never worked out for me to attend them and I was very disappointed.

The four years since my diagnosis have not been an easy road for me or my family. Initially, I spent many hours in prayer trying to learn the direction that God wanted me to go. I was led to consult with several top Seventh-day Adventist physicians whose names are well known and who both have their own Wellness Centers, one very similar to BellaVita. I had prayed before each consultation and asked for God’s wisdom in knowing what to do. When both of them, without hesitation, said that I needed to have radiation, surgery, and chemo before even considering going for any alternative treatments, I was very surprised especially since one of them does alternative cancer therapies. But I decided that conventional treatment was what I was supposed to do so most of 2006 was devoted to 6 weeks of radiation, 2 major surgeries, and 4 months of chemo, followed by the long months (and actually several years) of trying to recover from the devastating effects of these burn, cut, and poison therapies.

Ironically, BellaVita is just 1½ hours from my home and I have been a Seventh-day Adventist all my life, but I didn’t hear a thing about Danny’s program until almost 4 years after my diagnosis. I was attending some raw vegan cooking classes in San Jose in September 2009, and someone in the class had just attended BellaVita two months prior. This time I heard God speaking to me and telling me that this is where I was supposed to go so I signed up for the next upcoming November session.

My expectations for my Nov/Dec 2009 stay at BellaVita were to detoxify my body of all the drugs/toxins/poisons especially from the cancer treatments and to renew my energy levels. But right from the beginning, I knew God had me there for much more important reasons. With each lecture from Danny, it became very clear why God had not opened the doors earlier for those other Lifestyle centers. God knew that I would be able to make all the dietary changes without a problem and He had already led me to so many of the reading materials that Danny had on his shelves. But in God’s wisdom He knew what would suffer most during these 4 years was my spiritual connection with Him. During my morning and evening personal devotion times at Bella Vita, I read through “Steps to Christ” and then “Christ’s Object Lessons”, both written by Ellen G. White. I have read both of these books numerous times, so I wondered why I had chosen these books to take with me. To my amazement, whatever I had just read is exactly what Danny would talk about in his next lecture! I knew God was speaking directly to me and that emotional healing and, more importantly, my spiritual healing was what I needed most.

I wish I could list all the things I learned from Danny’s lectures but the list would be very long. I learned that emotional issues like, anger, resentment, distrust, unforgiveness, all affect the mind and will interfere with the healing process. I also learned that my connection with Jesus needed to be mended. This time at BellaVita began a change in my whole attitude and outlook on life. I now have a peace and contentment that is indescribable! I have been able to forgive things that weighed heavily on my heart for years. We serve an awesome God who knows our every need, and I came away from BellaVita with much more than I could have ever hoped for.

Some of the physical improvements I experienced with the BellaVita program include: increased energy and mental alertness, the neuropathy in both feet that I have had for over 3 years from the chemotherapy is totally gone, improved stamina with exercise, appetite control and weight loss, memory improvement, and improved sleep. I feel so much better!

If I could attend BellaVita every two months it wouldn’t be often enough. I was honored when Danny asked me to come back as a staff member for the January 2010 10-day session and I received an even deeper blessing being part of the staff and serving others. It is my hope and prayer that I can come back and help at as many of the sessions as possible. It was incredible “working” with Danny, Daniel, and Robyn and I am grateful to have been asked to be a part of such an awesome ministry!

Thank you, Danny, for listening to God’s leading and for your untiring devotion to His ministry. Your passion and love for souls for God’s kingdom is inspiring and catching. Also, thank you for trusting me enough to serve as one of your staff.

My advice to anyone considering attending BellaVita is: Don’t put off any longer experiencing BellaVita for yourself. I am so thankful that I was led to BellaVita…because, with God, I have truly found a Beautiful Life!

DISCLAIMER:

We are an education facility only. We do not cure, diagnose or prescribe. We are a cleansing and education facility only. We point people to God and the Bible for healing instruction, and teach how to enhance your immune function by using God’s Health Plan and His natural medicines. Always consult your physician before you begin any healing program.

 

Debra Garner Weight Loss Testimony

While sitting in bed watching The Biggest Loser (while I was probably eating a pizza or a huge bowl of ice cream) I decided I had had enough. I didn’t want to be known as the fat and lazy Mom. I wanted to be active with my 6 children. I had let myself go. I wasn’t living the life I wanted. I wanted to be a better mother, a better wife, a better daughter, sister, friend and most of all a better Christian.

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Debra Garner Weight Loss Testimony

Most of us as children want to do things different than our parents did- for one reason or another. I watched mine struggle with their weight my whole life. I never wanted to have that struggle but there I was 300 lbs if not more. It was August 2008 and I had spent a summer dealing with a bad knee, plantars faciitis that hurt so badly, and was developing sleep apnea. All of this was related to my weight. I knew I had to do something. I was killing myself. I was eating large amounts of horribly fat foods. I could down a whole salami and cheese pizza by myself. My husband and I could wipe out almost a whole half gallon of ice cream in one sitting. I would go to McDonalds and buy a large fry, 2 double cheese burgers and 2 McChicken sandwiches and I would eat them all. If I had bought more I would have eaten more. I ate for comfort. Over the years we had lived places that were isolated from the community- I was lonely and that gave me plenty of reasons to eat. Food had become my friend. I also had 6 children to take care of and home school. I hid behind my kids, my husband and my weight. I was one lonely lady. Which led me to eat more.

While sitting in bed watching The Biggest Loser (while I was probably eating a pizza or a huge bowl of ice cream) I decided I had had enough. I didn’t want to be known as the fat and lazy Mom. I wanted to be active with my 6 children. I had let myself go. I wasn’t living the life I wanted. I wanted to be a better mother, a better wife, a better daughter, sister, friend and most of all a better Christian. I knew that my weight was keeping me from serving God to the best of my ability. I knew I needed to get healthy in order to make this all happen.

The first change I made was to get active. I started walking. At first I could only go around our large block. We lived out in the desert at the time- so it was a big block. I did this twice a day until I could go longer. After a couple of weeks my husband and I was walking 5 miles a day. Through sand and over sand dunes. Everyday without fail. I started riding the quad runners with the kids, playing with them more. Then I started applying what I was learning from The Biggest Loser. I reduced calories and fat. I was faithful to this though I was hungry all the time. I went to bed hungry many nights. I had to stay at 1500-1700 calories. I never was less than 1500 calories but it wasn’t enough. It took me until December to lose 30 lbs. I must add here that within a few weeks of walking my knee and plantars faciitis was gone. I felt better than I had in such a long time.

By December I was nursing my husband back to health after a horrible quad runner accident. I was also dealing with some health issues of my own. I decided to just work on maintaining until we got through it all. We also decided to move back to CA. We were not happy where we were living. I was successful at maintaining for several months. By this time I was back to eating all of my favorite foods, I just spaced them out so that I was still able to maintain my weight. I knew I needed to get back on track. I was just kind of floating along.

In early April I was at a thrift store looking through the book section. A book caught my eye “The Picture Perfect Diet” I thumbed through it and found it intriguing. On one side of the page there was a picture of a typical high fat meal showing the calories . On the opposite page they showed a ton of food, plates and plates of food for the same calories or less. All healthier choices of course. Beans, whole grains, vegetables, fruit. Treats of low calorie popsicles or tootsie roll pops. I bought it for .75 and came home to read it. I am looking at all of this food and thinking why would I eat this when I could eat enough food for 4 people for less calories. That was the start. Those pictures were the key in helping me to see how I needed to eat. It was pretty much a vegan diet with the exception of creamsicles and fudgesicles that had 10-20 calories. I started applying what I had learned from the book. I stocked the freezer with low calorie desserts. I had a bucket of tootsie roll pops in my closet for when I needed a sweet treat. I started eating lots of beans, whole grains, fruits and veggies. When I needed a snack or a sweet I ate the low calorie alternative.

By mid April I had lost 8 lbs. One day we went to go visit one of my husbands clients Danny Vierra of Modern Manna Ministries. I was so excited to meet Danny again after 16 years. I used to listen to him on a radio show called Health Line. He preached the benefits of a vegan diet, natural living and healing with herbs. I learned all that I know about alternative medicine from Danny. I have very healthy children because of him. I shared with him my health problems and he told me that I needed to cut out all dairy products. It was like a confirmation that what I was already doing what was going to help heal my body. I told him that I wanted to volunteer at the upcoming Christian Youth Health Conference that his ministry was holding.

That day my husband and I decided to go completely vegan. Later that week I got a call from Modern Manna asking me if I would run the kitchen for the conference. Wow! This was a big step outside of my comfort zone but I knew I needed to do it. I said yes. It was to be a huge undertaking. They were expecting 500-1000 people. All meals were free so we were focusing on easy meals. Something I believed in- being vegan doesn’t have to be difficult just simple, healthy ingredients.

By the time of the conference in mid June I had lost 20 lbs. This conference was a real eye opener for me. I found that I loved serving others and I loved cooking good healthy foods. I was way out of my comfort zone. I was away from my family for 3 days and I was sleeping in someone elses home, I am a person who doesn‘t even like camping. I was meeting so many new people. In the end it was the best time I had had since I don’t know how long. I was able to help people with tips on how to eat healthier and I was feeding people healthy food. They were so appreciative. It was an awesome experience. I learned that I had not served God to the fullest of my capabilities because of my weight. I kept saying to myself and my husband “50 lbs ago I would have never done this.” I was on my feet 12-16 hours a day. I was so tired by the time I got home but it was so worth it.

I came home with even more of a desire to help others. I had handed out my blog address to everyone who wanted help in learning how to eat healthy. They all loved my food so I decided to keep cooking and keep posting my recipes. Vegan Family Style was born. Whatever I cook has to be appealing to the whole family. It also has to fit into my budget. I can’t afford some of the higher priced vegan food items that are out there. I cook a lot from scratch. Trial and error. The kids hate my lentil patties but they love my spicy sausages that are made with white beans and gluten flour.

The kids were eating what I made but they sure missed cheese. They found they could live without meat but cheese.. “Come on Mom!” I had gotten some great materials from the conference about factory farming and the hormones and such used to increase milk supplies. I read this to the kids and that was the last time anyone complained about wanting cheese. They are all on board with this way of eating. They get excited when I make something that tastes very similar to the non vegan counterpart. Most recently I made vegan pizza. It had vegan pepperoni, vegan sausage and vegan mozzarella cheese. They were in pizza heaven.

Somewhere along the blog highway I noticed that other bloggers were testing products for companies and writing reviews on their blogs. I said to myself that I would love to do something like that but had no idea how to break into that market. After much thought I figured out how to tap into product reviewing and the response has been wonderful. I have packages showing up several times a week. A lot of products that I would not just go out and spend the money on. Let’s face it, vegan premade foods can be pricey. Knowing that they have been well received by this family of 8 in Northern CA makes it a lot easier for a family somewhere else to make that purchase. Now I know what vegan premade food items I want to stock up on when they go on sale. What products we can’t live without no matter what the price. In the process I have met some amazing people who have all be so very supportive of me on my journey. I have tucked all of their kind words and encouragement in the back of my mind for just when I need them. One of my favorite things to review is cookbooks and healthy living books. I love working with the publishers. I have gotten good response on my book reviews and I just love doing it. I love to read and I love to learn about healthy living- so it was a perfect match for me.

Now my blog provides recipes, healthy living tips, and product reviews. My family is totally enjoying testing all of these great vegan food. I am always creating new recipes of my own, testing recipes from new vegan cookbooks, or testing a new product and they are happy to be on the receiving end of this adventure. So far we haven’t reviewed anything that we have disliked. I am thankful for that. My daughter loves to bake the sweet stuff. My 6 year old makes the homemade peanut butter, that is his job and he is proud of it. I love trying new recipes. I think my family’s favorite recipe is my Spicy Sausages. It is an adaptation of Julie Hasson’s recipe from Everyday Dish TV. One of our favorite foods is red pepper hummus. It is great by itself but it also wonderful in a taco. It has a cheesy flavor so I spread it on the tortilla before topping with beans and other toppings.

n the beginning of October a publisher sent me 2 raw food cookbooks. I had done the raw thing a couple of years ago. I liked it but I had went from the Standard American Diet to raw vegan. After a month we went right back to eating pizzas, burgers, and such.. I gained back all I had lost. I had continued with many aspects of the raw diet- especially after going vegan. Green smoothies, raw meals, lots of salads.. But I had no intentions of going back to 100% raw. Then these books came.. I had been struggling. I was maintaining just fine but for some reason hadn’t been losing weight in a while. So I took it as a sign from God that maybe I needed to look more into this. I decided to take a raw food cooking class and I got certified to be a raw food chef. I started reviewing more raw food books. I also experimented more in the kitchen.. I went on an 11 week challenge starting October 16. The challenge was to eat a high raw diet for the whole 11 weeks. This could be how ever you wanted it to be- all raw until dinner, 100% raw most days with an occasional cooked meal when the opportunity presented itself (like a dinner out, a party etc..). I started losing right away. Then found myself leaning more and more towards all raw. The more all raw I ate the more I found that cravings subsided, I got full much quicker than with a cooked meal. In the 11 weeks I lost 37.8 lbs! I am finally under 200 lbs! I am wearing a size 16 jeans. I feel awesome!

I am continuing my journey in my certification with raw food cooking- 1 more class and I will be certified to teach raw food classes. I want to teach classes to others- not just raw food but vegan cooking classes as well. At this point I am 100% raw. I found that when I added cooked food I suffered from cravings for sugar.. It is important that I get this weight off so my husband and I decided that I would stay 100% raw until the weight was off. Then I can introduce some cooked vegan foods into my diet. I don’t believe that you have to be 100% raw to experience the benefits. 50%- 75% raw is sufficient for most people. If you have health issues or a lot of weight to lose then upping that amount may be needed- that is for you and God to figure out. Having a supportive family sure helps. My girls do most of the cooking these days so I can concentrate on me. That is a blessing.

We are excited for 2010. We plan to move closer to Lodi so we can help out more with Modern Manna’s ministry. We believe in all that Danny and Daniel are doing to help people get healthy. If we are closer we can help more.

I am grateful for all that I have learned from Danny and Modern Manna Ministries. I am grateful to God for leading me in the right directions so I could finally get healthy. Now it is my heartfelt prayer that I can help others to get healthy also. I know there are a so many moms like me who have been hiding behind their weight and telling themselves that they are too busy taking care of their children, husbands and home. I know- I have been there. Yes, we should make it a priority to take are of our children, husbands and home but we can also serve God. We can also include our families in serving God. My “aha” moment at the conference last June was amazing. Ever since I have been working towards getting more weight off so I can serve God even more. As Christians we need to be healthy and strong so we can fight the enemy. We are to be soldiers for Christ. Soldiers should be healthy and strong.

My journey isn’t over. I have lost over 100 lbs now. I still have 50-70 lbs to go. I am thankful that I am almost there and that I am already helping others to get healthy as well. With God’s help and the help of others that God has placed in my life I have added years to my life and life to my years!

 

Sue BarrowsThe Gift

Where does my story of recovery begin? It begins with a phone call late in 2006 from Dr. Cox who tells me that the findings from the biopsy “are not good”.

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gift1Where does my story of recovery begin?   It begins with a phone call late in 2006 from Dr. Cox who tells me that the findings from the biopsy “are not good”. I learn that I have a very aggressive melanoma skincancer on the side of my knee, a “Clark’s Level IV” and I am referred to a local surgeon to have the tumor removed, post haste. I am not surprised about the results of the biopsy.Years of stress, 40 years of smoking, over-exposure to the sun, didn’t like to drink water, overweight, coffee all day…my lifestyle finally caught up with me.  I could not put it off any longer.  I must change my ways.  I see the surgeon.  He tells me what will be.  Within a month at the latest, he will remove the tumor in my leg and also remove as many lymph nodes as seems necessary.  He refers me to an oncologist for probable radiation or chemotherapy and he schedules me for a P.E.T. scan to see if there is cancer elsewhere in my body.  I ask him if I have any alternatives to this plan.  He says no — not if I want to live.A good friend, Sharon, tells me about BellaVita. She tells me how important it is to cleanse the body of toxins. That is how I met Danny Vierra, the founder of Modern Manna and director of BellaVita Lifestyle Center.I would soon discover my skin cancer was a gift from God. I called Danny to find out more about the 10-day detoxification and lifestyle education program.  He was kind, compassionate and very knowledgeable. It made sense to me that my body was malnourished and diseased and that I needed to strengthen my immune system to fight the cancer and prepare for possible surgery. By the end of the conversation, I was crying and praying with Danny. I felt hope. I had not prayed in years…I felt guided.For the next ten days, folks did a lot of praying for me and Danny prayed the hardest.  I was smack dab in the middle of the Bible-belt of detoxification resorts.  Seriously, I cannot imagine being in the presence of finer people. I found them to be honest and loving, and each fighting their own battle from depression to cancer. A few folks were there to just better their lifestyles and commit to Christian health principles. All of them seemed to have a strong belief in God, the teachings in the Bible and by the end of our session, an incredible faith in their own healing. I, for one, had no doubt that I would beat the odds because by this time I left BellaVita, I knew God was on my side.  But I had work to do.

In those ten days, we all experienced how wonderful it is to consume organic fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly, sleep and rise early, cherish the sun in a new way, love myself in a new way. I learned about the Gerson cancer therapy program while I was there as well. I decided, with Danny’s guidance, to begin this therapy at home, along with continuing the supplements and health principles. I began at BellaVita. I also applied a black herbal ointment to the cancerous mole called Can-X and it fell off in a few days. It was very painful at first, but the results were worth it as you will see.

gift2I went back to work but instead of working nights, I changed my schedule to accommodate my new lifestyle and intense therapy. I would heal my cells, strengthen my immune system and prepare myself for surgery to comfort my family that I did everything possible.  Four months later at U.C.S.F., I had the tumor removed. Five lymph nodes were also removed, just to be on the safe side, but I knew that, and Danny knew long before me, that the pathology report would be negative.  And of course, it was!   My journey of recovery is not just about the healing of my body.  I began a spiritual healing as well when a terrible, frightening sign showed up — the cancer.  The small scar on the left side of my knee reminds me that it was my gift and I believe it came from God.   God was still there.  The rest was up to me.

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Kathy MyersAsthma and Thyroid Healing Testimony

I have a question about the Thyroid Formula I am taking, but first I would like to thank you for the wonderful products your company provides.

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Asthma and Thyroid Healing Testimonial

Please let me share another healing praise reportKathy Myers that I received a few weeks ago from a subscriber named Kathy Myers. Here is her letter of thanks.

Dear Danny,

I have a question about the Thyroid Formula I am taking, but first I would like to thank you for the wonderful products your company provides.

First I started with the 10 day cleansing program. It was harder than I thought it would be but wow was it worth it!!! After finishing the 10 day program I was able to breath so much better. I completely quit taking my asthma medication (Spiriva and an inhaler). I have not had to use the medication for asthma symptoms for over 5 months.

Since doing the cleanse, I felt so much better I decided to try and better my health a bit more. I called and asked several questions regarding how to try to get my thyroid functioning again (mind you, I have been on Levothyroxine for 20 years). My primary care physician told me how to slowly come off my medications. After six weeks of slowly reducing the medication I was finally ready to start the Herbal Thyroid Formula from Modern Manna. After six week of taking the formula I went in for a TSH, T3 and T4. My thyroid function was better than it’s been in 20 years–all due to the help of Modern Manna!! In six weeks I am to take one more TSH, T3 and T4 just to make sure all is well. I don’t know how to thank you for all your wonderful help, answering questions any time I had them and for your support.

My question is: “My results for the T4 was too high (It was 8.4–almost double the “suggested range”; should I continue taking the formula)? I had been taking 2 dropper’s full daily. I really like the way it makes me feel–so energized! I don’t want to overdo it, so I was wondering what you would suggest?

If my pocket book would have allowed me to visit your center and get pampered I would have been there in a heart beat!! Larry Roberts went about 4 or 5 years ago and absolutely enjoyed the stay.

I would love to find out how to go vegan, gluten free and prepare dehydrator recipes from you also. I did not know I had problems with gluten until I was 40 years old. I have been on a gluten free diet since. It’s really hard to find good recipes for gluten free food–really good food. I will call and ask another day.

Once I have this thyroid problem solved,I will be calling back to get information of how to take care of osteo-arthritis. I suffer from pain in my spine and knees from two bad car accidents. No complaints, though, because the accidents could have had a much worse effect than just pain. I was in a wheel chair for 2 months, then to a walker, then to crutches, then to a cane–and finally to NO MORE CANE!!! Now I have been cane-free for a couple of years, but still have pain from dislocated disc’s in my neck and pain in the knees due to much knee cap damage. I walk on my own and smile through the pain, because I am not in a wheel chair!!! I really don’t mind the pain and I give it up to God.

Anyway, just wanted to know what I should do about the Thyroid Formula? And could I get on your email list for updates from Modern Manna? Thank you again for everything your company provides for us trying to keep our bodies and minds in good condition physically, mentally, and spiritually. Take Care and Many Blessings to you and yours. Kathy Myers

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We do not diagnose or prescribe. We provide information on lifestyle programs based on God’s plan and share information on supplements and herbs. Consult your physician before taking any herbs, especially when you are taking pharmaceutical drugs.

 

 

Ken HowardFire Captain Looses Over 100 Pounds!

I want to share an update on Fire Captain, Ken Howard, who will be sharing his incredible story at Modern Manna’s First Annual Christian Youth Health Conference – June 12 -14 at Lodi Grape Festival.

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Fire Captain Loses over 100 pounds

Friends:

I want to share an update on Fire Captain, Ken Howard, who will be sharing his incredible story at Modern Manna’s First Annual Christian Youth Health Conference – June 12 -14 at Lodi Grape Festival. Ken recently stopped by to show me his new and improved body — over 100 lbs. lighter from the time he started eating God’s biblical diet. Before Ken started the program, he weighed 268 pounds. Look at these incredible before and after pictures!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ken and Me JPEG Amazing! What the body can do when you feed it the diet that God intended for His creatures. Ken had lost 94 lbs. in only four months. He is now maintaining his weight and eating lots of fresh produce and no animal flesh. Below is the heartfelt letter I received from Ken.

Greetings Danny, Pastor,

You have been on my mind often lately. It was just last October, while reading The Elijah Prophecy, a few words of wisdom from you pierced through my thick skull. What I got out of reading the newsletter was to simply trust God’s plan for eating and to practice some self control! I came down to the store the next day and started a 10 day cleanse. I made the commitment to only eat biblically clean foods as God describes for us in the Bible and another book you had as well.

I’m sitting here around four months later, 94 lbs. lighter, deeper and more committed to the word and works of God than ever before. My inspiration to maintain my health is centered in the loving hands our Lord and commitment to our Savior Jesus Christ. I’m fortunate to be able to drop by and see you, something I should do more often, but since I haven’t lately, I though I would simply send you this mail to encourage you to keep up the wonderful work you do and to let you know that at least one soul out there is safe in the hands of Christ deeper in his service that ever before due to your ministry.

With my eyes welled up and throat tight with genuine heart felt emotion…….I want you to know how grateful I am to you and God for being an Oasis that I could run to in a time of need. God willing I will, one day at a time, continue on the plan for health and well being that God has provided and never my own.

Lord bless Modern Manna Ministries, Pastor Vierra and his beautiful family. I give thanks for the examples of faith, strength, guidance and instruction that they have in you. Bless them protect them and keep them from harm always……Amen.
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Gretchen SchendelAn Amazing Healing Testimony

Before you read the amazing healing testimony by Gretchen Schendel, I want you to know that Gretchen called me on Friday and gave me her latest report from her doctor. “Danny, I just went to my doctor for my latest check-up and he said everything looks good.” Gretchen was very happy at the report and you can learn why by reading her testimony below.

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An Amazing Healing Testimony

Before you read the amazing healing testimony by Gretchen Schendel, I want you to know that Gretchen called me on Friday and gave me her latest report from her doctor. “Danny, I just went to my doctor for Gretchen Schendelmy latest check-up and he said everything looks good.” Gretchen was very happy at the report and you can learn why by reading her testimony below.

“You look good. The area feels normal. Keep doing what you have been doing. Come back in six months.” These were the words of my oncologist when I last saw him, February 29, 2008. It was November of 2003 when I first noticed a painful lump in my right breast. I immediately made an appointment with a surgeon, who did an ultrasound and then decided to wait for the results of a recent mammogram. When I returned to the doctor, the mammogram results had not yet come back. My doctor decided to ask the breast specialist for a second opinion. Long story short:a fine-needle biopsy was done, and a few days later I received the report: “Positive for malignancy. Consistent with ductal carcinoma.” (My mammogram report, by the way, came back a few days later, saying everything was fine!).

Thinking to completely eradicate the cancer, I underwent a complete mastectomy on December 26, including the removal of seven lymph nodes. The loss of those lymph nodes caused me to develop lymphedema, which was very uncomfortable and often painful. Thanks to God’s leading, I was able to find an excellent massage therapist, who had been trained in lymphatic drainage.  Several months of therapy followed, and by God’s grace the lymphedema is now mostly confined to the chest wall.

My surgeon referred me to an oncologist. Based on the pathology report and the odds of the cancer’s returning, the decision was made not to undergo any radiation or chemotherapy.A few weeks after the surgery, I went to Auburn, California, for a complete colon cleanse. Although I have been a vegetarian all my life, I learned many more things about healthful living and was greatly blessed. For awhile I drank fresh vegetable juices every day. I was also careful to avoid sugar, as I was told cancer will return with a vengeance if you feed it sugar. But little by little I became less careful with my diet (although I remained very careful with sugar), thinking my cancer was a thing of the past.

But then, in March of 2007, when seeing my surgeon for a routine checkup, I was shocked when another lump was detected at the end of the surgical scar. Then came the long wait for the phone call that would either give me good news or confirm my worst fears. Unfortunately, it was the latter. I was devastated!

It was my “adopted daughter,” Crystal, who came to the rescue. She is very much interested in healthful living. She and her husband, who is a chef, have even developed and published a vegan cookbook, The Maui Vegetarian.  Danny Vierra, who heads BellaVita Lifestyle Center, had asked Crystal to prepare the raw food for the upcoming 10-day cleanse program. Crystal encouraged me to attend BellaVita. My husband and I discussed the matter and agreed that I should go through the cleanse. BellaVita is only about one-halfhour from my home, and I really believe that God led me in the decision to go through the program.

There were only six women participating in this particular BellaVita program. This made it possible to have much one-on-one interaction with Danny Vierra. His PowerPoint presentations were very informative and inspiring. I learned so much-not only about how to achieve physical health but also, and most importantly, how to nurture one’s spiritual health. The importance of writing out Scripture and committing it to memory is one of the tools I have found most helpful in developing a closer relationship with God.

My surgeon referred me to my previous oncologist, who ordered a CT scan and a bone scan to check for metastasis. At my next appointment, when the doctor looked over the x-rays and the report, he did not find any conclusive evidence of metastasized cancer, although the report did point out some suspicious areas. I explained to him that I had opted to treat this illness naturally-no chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation. I also asked not to have any more CT or bone scans done, as they give off a lot of radiation.

All I wanted the doctor to do, I said, was to keep checking me from time to time. This he was willing to do; however, skepticism was written all over his face. I gave him a book authored by Dr. Max Gerson. (Dr. Gerson’s daughter, Charlotte Gerson, now heads the Gerson Clinic in Mexico.) In the book Dr. Gerson explains, at a physician’s level, his nutritional approach to treating cancer. I asked my oncologist to read it, realizing he probably wouldn’t. (When I later saw my primary care doctor, I told her about the book. She indicated she would be interested in having the book in her library. I told my oncologist, and he later gave her the book.

At BellaVita, Danny suggested that the cancer was probably systemic. A nutritional approach to strengthen the immune system rather than to destroy it through chemotherapy made the most sense to me. Danny recommended several supplements to strengthen my body’s defense system, as well as herbs to attack the disease. After completing a 10-day cleanse, I decided to begin following a modified version of the two-year Gerson program, which included the supplements Danny suggested, 13 organic juices with added potassium, and two coffee enemas each day. My diet underwent a radical change-no salt, a very small amount of flax oil, and protein exclusively from oatmeal, fruits, and vegetables. I must confess: It wasn’t easy, and it took a lot of commitment and determination to continue,no matter what! I have always enjoyed cooking, but now I just didn’t know what to eat, nor did I have an appetite. My weight fell (I lost more than twenty pounds). I battled fatigue, depression, and heart palpitations. My nerves felt raw.

But what were my options? Chemotherapy and/or radiation certainly aren’t easy either, nor do they heal the body. I decided not to be a quitter, but I know I wouldn’t be where I am today were it not for the strong support of my wonderful family and friends. My church family prayed for me and called for updates about my health. Above all, I found consolation in Scripture. I followed Danny’s advice to write out verses and commit them to memory. Here are a few gems I found:

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7, 8.

“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.” Psalm 118:17. “He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.” Psalm 112:7. “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; He also is become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2. “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7, 8.

I must tell you about this last verse. I had asked my daughter Sandy for reading material that would uplift my spirits. She gave me a book entitled Green Leaf in Drought-Time, by Isobel Kuhn. It is the inspiring story of two young missionaries and their baby daughter, detained in Communist China by the Red Regime, who tried to starve them to death. How these missionaries suffered in their witness for God! How many lessons of faith and trust they learned! How God always provided just enough to sustain them! And what was the golden thread that was woven throughout this inspiring story? Those same verses from Jeremiah 17 that I had just committed to memory! I was struck by the timing and the choice of this reading material. Mere coincidence, you might say. As for me, I know I heard God’s encouraging voice speaking to me! I know that God is building my faith and teaching me to recognize His voice, as I have requested of Him.

The Scripture verses that have most recently blessed me are found in Isaiah 41:10, 13: “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.” Isaiah 41:10, 13. Somehow, this verse paints a beautiful picture in my mind of my Lord standing right next to me, holding my hand and empowering me. It reminds me of my little almost three-year-old grandson, Stephen, who wanted to see a dead Canada goose out in the field behind our house. I was walking a short distance ahead of him when he said, “Grandma, don’t leave me.” And then, “Hold my hand.” This is the relationship we can have with our heavenly Father.

My first return appointment with my oncologist (I think it was in June 2007) brought encouraging news. “The tumor has not grown, and I would consider your condition as stable. Come back in four months.” Four months later (October 2007): The doctor had to double check my computer medical file to make sure he was examining the right location. “The tumor is one-half of its original size,” he stated. “Come back in four months.”Four months later (February 2008): “You look good. The area feels normal. Keep doing what you have been doing. Come back in six months.”

Another interesting phenomenon is that in the latter part of 2007 I noticed my eyeglasses were not working as well as before. So I saw an ophthalmologist, who noted that my vision had improved. I required a new prescription, and can now see much better!

My bimonthly blood tests have always turned out well. I did, however, request the doctor to check my Vitamin D levels, since I have heard that vitamin D is a cancer deterrent. To my surprise, my levels were way below the normal range of 30-100; mine was only 17. Now that I spend more time soaking in the sunshine and taking supplements, my vitamin D level has come up to 42. I hope to bring it up a lot more yet!

I thank the Lord for what He has done for me. I am also very grateful to Danny, who has mentored me through several crises in the healing process. I am still on the diet-I have a little over one year left on this very challenging program! It has been, and continues to be, a rough road. Some days are better than others. But overall, I am feeling stronger each day.

Each day God gives me strength to stick to the rigid diet. Although I will be able to expand the diet after another year, I know I will always have to be very careful about what I put into my body.  Much raw food and daily fresh juices will be a necessity for the rest of my life. My prognosis looks hopeful, and I thank God that I did not choose the chemotherapy and/or radiation route.

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Diagnosed with Gluten Intolerance

One year ago, I came for a consultation because I had questions concerning my arthritis. Along with your recommendations of a vegan, whole foods diet, you also encouraged me to investigate celiac disease. After six months of dietary experimentation, I saw a gastroenterologist and received a diagnosis of celiac sprue.

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Diagnosed with Gluten Intolerance

Dear Danny,

One year ago, I came for a consultation because I had questions concerning my arthritis. Along with your recommendations of a vegan, whole foods diet, you also encouraged me to investigate celiac disease. After six months of dietary experimentation, I saw a gastroenterologist and received a diagnosis of celiac sprue. My only symptoms were arthritis (diagnosed at age 11) and psoriasis (diagnosed at age 3). I am also noticing an improvement in my overall health, both mental and physical after abstaining from gluten. I was on Methotrexate and NSAIDS for 14 years, and for the last five years have taken Prednisone (the only “safe” drug for the childbearing years). I now have been off Prednisone and all medications, (the first time in 20 years) for one year and I FEEL WONDERFUL!

My goal in writing is to THANK YOU for your determination to provide quality health information. You have, by God’s wonderful grace, influenced me, my whole family, many of my friends, and even my neighbors, towards better health. I especially appreciated the personal trainer you had on your radio show Healthline. I was a fitness professional and educator before having the privilege of becoming a fulltime mom. I can smell an un-educated trainer from a mile away. The gentleman you interviewed, Bobby Spencer, was well educated and has a true understanding of fitness and how the body works. Thank You!

I am praying that one day you will do a show on Celiac Sprue. My Gastroenterologist and the celiac websites say it is highly under-diagnosed. When I mentioned being tested for gluten intolerance as a possible cause for Psoriatic Arthritis, people thought I was crazy (even my primary-care physician). A Gastroenterologist at UC Davis told us of a recent study in Italy where the group of people’s only symptom was that they were short, and when put on a gluten-free diet they grew, and they were all past the growth stage in life. He also said they are making connections between Celiac and Alzheimer’s disease. I know that many would benefit from a show on Celiac disease; the symptoms are so varied and numerous, and the diagnosis is as easy as a blood test.

With kind regards,
Kathy Girard

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Breast Cancer Testimony

I attended the Modern Manna’s Health and Healing Crusade without any expectations. I attended because I got wind of the line-up of speakers. I was in awe at the quality of the event and the love I felt being there. Please accept this love offering as an expression of the gratitude I have for you and Modern Manna Ministries.

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Breast Cancer Testimony

Dear Danny,

I attended the Modern Manna’s Health and Healing Crusade without any expectations. I attended because I got wind of the line-up of speakers. I was in awe at the quality of the event and the love I felt being there. Please accept this love offering as an expression of the gratitude I have for you and Modern Manna Ministries.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had a lumpectomy, switched to a vegan diet, started eating concentrated herbal foods, and said no to radiation, and said no to chemotherapy. One doctor told me, “If you don’t have radiation you are going to die.” I replied, “I am going to die with or without radiation; it’s just a matter of when.” I told him that I would choose to have a higher quality of life than gamble for a few extra years of a life with a further weakened immune system.

It’s been 20 months since my first diagnosis. I have since quit my job in the corporate world, spent time with God each day, and eliminated every possible toxin from my world as best I can. By all accounts in western medicine (blood tests every 3 months) I can say that I am tumor-free and the blood marker for the breast cancer has started reversing its trend. All readings of my blood are not only in the normal ranges, but have never gone out of normal ranges. My oncologist sees me and says, “What are you on now/” To which I reply, “food and water.” He says, “Oh, yes, you are doing the nutrition thing. Well, whatever you are doing, keep it up. You are doing great!”

I lover your CDs and your email newsletter, The Elijah Prophecy, and look forward to hearing about more successes from your ministry. Thank you so much for the work that you do!

Blessings

Jane

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