Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Day Seventeen


1) Lean body mass: Same as yesterday, little less an 112 lbs

2) Body fat: about . Same as yesterday, 04%

3) Pulse: 61

4) Weight:115.5. I lost half a pound in the last day. I am guessing is must be water weight . I must have drank more than enough water.

5) Body Temperature: 97.4. The same as yesterday.

6) Blood pressure: 103 over 65. 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 17 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: It seems all my mental faculties have improved, including my memory. I feel they are almost normal.

9) Spiritual experiences: Repeating what I said yesterday: I am a little less optimistic.

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 a little weaker than the last few days I try to drink as much water as possible; it is getting easier. Worth repeating what I said yesterday. Actually there are three unexpected windfalls: first my sense of smell is more acute, nest, my hearing is better, and lastly, my eyesight has improved 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 about 3 hours. Work on computer for an hour or so, correcting a few mistakes on the blog. Then I have to change these vital signs each day, which is getting to be chore. I always get plenty of sleep. I read for several hours, and of course my favorite pass-time is to lay down or sit down.

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.


Anonymous said...

As you know I dont pray but after hearing what you were doing I will
for you. I have read all your day
blogs and just have one question for you....Is this what god realy wants of you?

Your Friend Dave

JC said...

Dave, thanks for your question. I truly believed it was. But evidently my faith is not up to God’s standards. All, I thought, God wanted to do was for some one to help Him make alive the type of faith as it is displayed in the New Testament. I believe there is no higher calling then to allow Him to perform miracles in the 21st century. My prayers were not answered this time, but I will not give up. I did grow spiritually leaps and bounds, and I am having many physical benefits. To increase one’s faith to the standard of Scripture, could be one of the most difficult accomplishment in the Christian life. JC