Friday, January 25, 2008

Day Twenty


1) Lean body mass: little less than 111 lbs

2) Body fat: less than , about 2%

3) Pulse: 53

4) Weight:113. I lost 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 means when I get to 112 lbs, I must stop. At that time the organs will start to get eaten by the body. This fact makes me sad and discouraged.

5) Body Temperature: 97.2.

6) Blood pressure: 93 over 63. My blood pressure has always been low, but not this low; it is a warning sign ----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 20 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: Everything seems fine. I am happy I will be eating the day after tomorrow. It seems all my mental faculties have improved, especially 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, and then attempt this fast. I am disappointed with the results, but have learned much spiritually through this undertaking.

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. Therefore, 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 was very weak this morning, but I seem to feel more energetic in the afternoon. Now that I will be stopping this fast, I am starting to crave all kinds of foods. 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 about 2.5 hours. Then, I have to change these vital signs each day, which is difficult sometimes. I got plenty of sleep and rest. I always read for several hours. I am still driving; I drove to three health food grocery markets and bought groceries for my first day of eating which will be this Sunday, January 26. At this time I am nothing but skin and bones, and I can tell it is time to stop, since I felt strangely different and not in a positive way. And of course I engaged in my favorite past-time which is to lay down or sit down. It is sunny today, so I took time to get in the sun for awhile. Spent some time on the Internet, doing what has to be done.

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