Monday, January 21, 2008

Day Sixteen


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

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

3) Pulse: 65

4) Weight:116. I did not lose any weight in the last day.

5) 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 95.00, because that is in a dangerous area.

6) Blood pressure: 110 over 66. 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 16 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 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 joyful to say that I am feeling stronger today than I have felt in a few days. I try to drink as much water as possible, but it is difficult. 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 3 hours and 45 minutes. 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 easier for me today. I got plenty of sleep. I read for several hours, and of course my favorite past-time is to lie 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.

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