When my doctor told me I needed to go on blood pressure medication, I said, “No, I ain’t!” I told myself, “When I go to Hartland, they can fix this.”
Even though I had already cut meat from my diet 12 years before, my health was still declining. I developed cysts, which led to a hysterectomy. Then I noticed that every time I ate wheat I would get severe heartburn. I couldn’t understand why this was happening. What was wrong?
Then Angela Pulley and Lanardo Rolle (a Hartland student, now graduated) came to The Bahamas for a mission trip. I had never heard of Hartland before, but I was impressed with their health knowledge and the natural remedies they showed me. I said, “I’m going to Hartland Lifestyle Center.”
When I arrived and they did my blood work, I found out I was prediabetic. What a shock! I had come only for the health maintenance program, but now I had an additional goal—to lower my blood sugar.
Hartland especially enhanced my cooking and meal planning, because even though I thought I was eating healthy, this is what my diet used to be: french fries and a salad. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I would eat french fries! I thought, Okay, that’s a vegetable! But the oil—that’s what I found was my problem.
Now I’m on an oil-free diet, and both my blood pressure and my blood sugar have been perfect since then. God is remarkable! I feel like I’m 20 again. I feel like I could run a marathon!
Besides the health benefits, Hartland’s atmosphere is so peaceful and serene! I feel as if God is there; it’s like a real sanctuary.
I asked Mrs. Pulley, “For every person that I send here, do I get a discount for when I come back for my next visit?” She said, “Oh yes!” And I said, “Well, I’m going to tell a lot of people, and my visit is going to be free!”
When I go home, Lanardo and I are going to work together to get the health message out. In The Bahamas, a lot of people have kidney problems, diabetes, and other lifestyle diseases. So anybody who will listen to us, we’re going to try and help them the best we can. And anybody who can afford to come to Hartland Lifestyle Center, I’m going to send them!