Saturday, January 19, 2008

Day Fourteen


1) Lean body mass: A little over a 111 lbs

2) Body fat: 5%

3) Pulse: 55

4) Body Temperature: 97.4. Several days ago my temp was 95.0; that is dangerously low. Well, after reading-up on hypothermia, I took some action. I turned the heat up in my apartment, put on some extra layers of clothing, put on more bed clothing, and that did the trick. My temperature has been hovering in the area of 97.5. I would have had to stop my prayer and fasting is it got below 95.0, because that is in a dangerous area.

5) Blood pressure: 110 over 65. My blood pressure has always been low ----120 over 80 is optimal: 160 over 100, is Grade 1 hypertension (mild), etc.

6) 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, and without eating healthy food, I can’t do anything about it, but it still is extremely unhealthy. 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. Calcium comes from calcium rich foods and supplementation, like coral calcium, and 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 has any calcium or vitamin D for 14 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--that spells trouble.

7) Weight: 117 lbs I have been losing just one pound per day. That is great.

8) Mental and emotional conditions: the same as it has been for the last few days, which means: my memory is at times a little foggy. My mental capacity is slipping a little. I have a difficult time working on the computer. My thinking has also slowed down. Most likely, the reason is that the brain uses more cholesterol (good fat) than any other organ in the body and my cholesterol has always been low, and therefore I am feeling its effect. And still, my emotional conditions are normal.

9) Spiritual experiences: I am still extremely optimistic. As I meditate and pray, what I am starting to experience is that Jesus Christ seems to be more real, like a real person and not just a historical figure. I pray this type of close relationship will increase. As I see it, it is almost impossible for God not to answer my prayers.

Repeating, the reason for lack of strong faith in the world nowadays is because of our modern, sophisticated 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 shame to say this, but I have absolutely no energy. I can’t stand up for a long period of time; my legs get weak and I must sit or lay down. It takes effort to move, which sometimes I don’t have. In short, I move around like a turtle with a broken leg.I try to drink as much water as possible, but it is difficult. I know I have to drink as much as possible, but I have come to the point that I hate drinking water. My throat most often is parched and water does not relieve it.

11) Daily activities: Listen to the New Testament about 3 hours. Work on computer for an hour or so, responding to emails and comments. Then I have to change these vital signs each day, which is trying for me. I got plenty of sleep.

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

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