Friday, January 25, 2008

Day Ninteen


1) Lean body mass: about 111 lbs

2) Body fat: about , 03%

3) Pulse: 51

4) Weight:114. I lost half a pound in the last day. Once the body weight gets to an 18% difference from the starting weight, the fast must be stopped. That mens when I get to 112 lbs, I must stop. At that time the organs will start to be eaten by the body. This fact makes me sad and discouraged.

5) Body Temperature: 98.6.

6) Blood pressure: 98 over 61. My blood pressure has always been low ----120 over 80 is optimal: 160 over 100, is Grade 1 hypertension (mild), etc.

7) Body fluid’s pH display: 5.5, the same as it has been for some time; seems like it is going to remain this way, therefore I will check it every day or so. Without eating healthy food, I can’t do anything about this low reading, but it still is extremely unhealthy. One reassuring thing is that even when the body fluid pH is low the blood somehow remains at 7.5.; how long that occurs, I am not sure. The reason for a very low pH is this: the two main ingredients needed to keep the body fluids alkaline are calcium and vitamin D, along with that a lot of fresh calcium rich fruit and vegetables, cooked and raw, and of course supplementation, like coral calcium. The main source of vitamin D comes from exposure to sunshine; a poor source is from synthetic supplements. It is literally impossible to get enough vitamin D from food sources, since the majority of natural foods are almost void of natural vitamin D. Acidic body fluids is one of the main reasons for much of the sickness and disease in the world today. So I can understand why my body fluids are so low; I haven’t had any calcium or vitamin D for 19 days. I am certain I will survive until the end of my time of prayer and fasting. My pH has always been from 7.0 to 7.5. ------ 7.0 is neutral; any digits below 7.0 is acidic; any digits above 7.0 is alkaline. Most healthy people, especially the young, will usually have readings in the alkaline range, while most older people will have readings in the acidic range. Over a long period of time, that spells trouble.

8) Mental and emotional conditions: Same as yesterday It seems all my mental faculties have improved, including my memory. I feel they are almost normal.

9) Spiritual experiences: I now realize that I was not heavy enough to fast as long as I wanted to: I should have waited until I gained much more weight, as long as it took, and then attempt this fast. I am disappointed with the results.

Repeating,, the reason for lack of strong faith in the world nowadays is because of our modern, sophisticat ed lifestyle. Faith in spiritual matters is not needed, since our present-day culture has made it just about obsolete. This world can give us almost everything we need. Will we have enough faith to overcome this enormous barrier? The only way that will be possible is if that power is given to us by God, and I am confident He will give it.

10) Physical condition : I am still weak in the mornings, but seem to feel more energetic in the afternoon. I try to drink as much water as possible. Worth repeating what I said a few days ago: Actually there are three unexpected windfalls: first my sense of smell is more acute, next, my hearing is better, and lastly, my eyesight have improve measurably, to the point of giving my eyes near perfect vision. Believe it or not by Ripley.

11) Daily activities: Listen to the New Testament for a few hours. Then I have to change these vital signs each day, which is getting t be a chore. I always get plenty of sleep and rest. I read for several hours. I am still driving. I helped my daughter with a few carpenter repairs, and of course my favorite pass-time is to lay down or sit down. If it is sunny tomorrow, I am going to get in the sun for awhile.

How will all the above figures and attitudes continually change my life/our lives in the uncomfortable and extreme conditions of pray and fasting? Physically, your guess is as good as mine, but spiritually I am extremely optimistic. In the next few days, hopefully, we will find out.

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