Meet Ron Lagerquist

By: Ron Lagerquist

Meet Ron LagerquistTwenty years ago, if anyone suggested I was going to author books on health, fasting and nutrition, I would have spilled coke all over myself with laughter. Health food was for skinny people dressed in flannel pants and turtlenecks in drastic need of a good T-bone. The all American hot-dog was my mainstay, garnished with a side order of potato chips, finished off with a large bowl of butterscotch ice cream. The three fundamentals of a well-rounded diet.

My overweight, increasingly sick, always-drained body, punctuated with chronic depression, had nothing to do with the supper table. Just came with age, I thought. Until one day at an in-home Health Seminar, an annoyingly happy little man in flannel pants, armed with a slide projector, made a full-colored connection between my diet and health. I was rudely awakened to the reality that the ill health I had been enduring for the past ten years was the result of a self-inflicted assassination performed against my body three times a day, seven days a week. 

After the seminar, I began a 30-day juice fast and within 14 days the remarkable happened. My overweight, sick, allergic body found new health, wave after glorious wave. Layers of self-abuse fell away leaving the slim, robust body of my youth. I had been given a fresh drink of forgotten energy and there was no looking back. But more importantly, during the fast I was reintroduced to my first love. A heart callused by years of compromise softened finding again the warm arms of Jesus Christ. The fast became a launching pad to a brand new life.

At 47, it is hard to put into words the glorious health I live out every day. Hot-dog days are a thing of the past. And for the most part, so are allergies, eczema, tiredness, foggy mindedness.

 After the fast, changing my diet was not simple. The produce section in my supermarket was far removed from the macaroni and cheese isle I was accustomed to. There are no listed ingredients, or "just add water" on the side of an artichoke. How do you know when a cantaloupe is ripe? Are some oils better than others? I don't drink milk, so what can I pour over my morning cereal? Are there healthy sweeteners available to replace white sugar? The change to healthy eating was a mystery. The journey from a hot dog mentality to nutrient rich whole foods I now enjoy has been an intensive 12-year education. It is a joy to share what I have learned with you. 

Freedomyou began out of the need to amass under one roof, all the information anyone will ever need to make the change towards physical and spiritual wholeness. From choosing a ripe cantaloupe to discovering the love of Jesus, you will find hundreds of pages on better eating, successful fasting, and deepening your relationship with God. 

We have just got started. Looking to the future, we will be offering MP3 teaching and video streaming on topics like, how to use a juice machine, or friendly words to help you through detoxification during a fast, or deeper still, overcoming eating disorders. All down to earth daily instruction. We also want to expand in the vital area of physical fitness, motivating you to sweat off those extra pounds. We welcome your suggestions for future growth; after all, you are the reason we are here!

Also I encourage you to check out my other juicing site The Juice Nut. It has tons of nutritional information and health benefits of specific fruits and vegetable juices, plus over 50 juice recipes. 

God Bless you:


Related Article: Ron’s Fasting Testimony

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Ron, You are a amazing writer and your wit and humor are great and your sincere love for the LORD. I can't tell you how many times I went from crying to laughing reading your books. I love the idea of videos to explain the different phase of a fast like detox etc. but also when you are coming off a 40 day fast. I was eating great after a fast and the weight comes back on quickly. Not all of it, but as soon as I ate a salad with chicken, avocado and veggies I instantly gained 3 lbs. Is there a special way to re-introduce food after long fasts? Maybe you addressed that but I believe
Ron, all I did was google "what causes mucus in the body" and I got a mother-lode of not only healthy advice, but found a fellow believer who takes a stand for what the Bible says as truth. Thank you for all of this!!! A diverticulitis attack 2 weeks ago that landed me in the hosp. has led me to search for a better way to eat. I take Juice Plus and encourage others to make necessary changes in their diet, but learning there is much more I can do to increase my own health. God bless you for telling it like it is!
Marti Dobkins
Thanks Ted for this huge encouragement!
Ron Lagerquist
Dear Ron, thank you so much for your website and all the sharing on spiritual fasting. I have struggled with pornography and overeating for many years. But I have a found a way out through your sharing under "addictions" column. It gave me the courage and determination to walk out of my sin. I thank God for your willingness to honour Him through this work and I believe God is able to heal me. I believe many many people have been blessed by the contents of your sharing. Thank you for your great work!
GREAT dialogue!
Ted Schmidkonz
Ron I have always questioned the food we eat, overly processed if one may say so. I wish to be a health conscious health instructor.
Sipho Mazibuko
I am on day four of my fast and I am not feelng well, but I am greatly encouraged by all of these articles and God has given me a new closeness with Him that is simply awesome. I will keep going this is the miracle way and boy do we need miracxles.
Ron, I am on my knees. When I read the sentence: "Real freedom is consistent obedience in the face of relentless temptation," I felt something shift inside me. I've been pondering this all day... It's life-changing to begin to see obedience not as the shackles of living a do-gooder life, but as the freedom from all the painful consequences of giving in to the lure of temptation. Just like Satan's lie in the Garden of Eden, obedience has come to be seen as the anvil of oppression as God cruelly deprives us of everything we want to do! I am in the middle of a 21-day fast and came across your site unexpectedly. I think it's part of God's response to my fast to have led me to this site. I have been blessed by reading your wisdom. ~~Diane
I stumbled upon your site through a google search. I guess god's at work again... Bringing the obvious right in front of me so I can't ignore it. You are definitely here for a reason. I am one of those reasons. Thanks.
Virginia B
I find it so hard to fast. Yout testimony has helped me. Want to try again,
Rita Braun
Thank you for your beautiful and moving testimony. It helped me greatly. God Bless You
My question, I have to bellieve this is health is for me too, right? You instilled hope.
Connie Pierson
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